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■       J '        s
M^ A.-M
VOL. 2.
NO. 7
Board of
Hot after C.P.R. and LoSal Improvements.
At the regular meeting ol thli Board of
Trade, held on Tuesday evening, the following important business was trafeacted
A communication re.small debts court
Ior New Michel was received "from the
attorney general and ordered filed.
The Board of Trade" ordUrtd 100 Copies
of the illustrated edition of the Reporter
to be Bent to addresses to be furnished by
the Secretary,
A delegation appointed by tho Presi
dent are to approach the coal company
. officials -regarding the placing on the
:market of additional blocks fot residential purposes west of tht) present townsite
of New Michel, and that the B«m» delegation interview the government agent at
Fernie in connection with the diversion
'of the road at the Rock Cut, and the
protection of townsite from high water to
avoid a reocurrence" of last season's destruction to property.
Another resolution was passed that was
endorsed unanimously, that the business
men of New Michel will be compelled to
route their business via the Great Northern Railway until such time as conditions
are improved as regards passenger ac
commodatlon at New Mi'chfel and the
iiecretary was authdrized to wirti this to
Win. Whyte.
The Coming Election
In a few days the electors
British Coluitibia tfill have decided
its .to who shall carry on the affairs'
of the provinct) for manj* mouths to
come; and.althdugh all classes are
represented on the voter's list, it is
in one section alone—the working
class—who, by th'e iriere fact of
their numerical superiority, have
the frowning Voice in the matter',
[t therefore behoves the working-
man in particular, to carefully consider all points before he puts the
fateful cross after the candidates
name, and it is Just as well to ttiink
independently on the subject.
So many men nowadays are entirely guided by the opinion of sbnle
particular papfer dr man! They appear absolutely obvious to the fact
that it is quite possible for both
politicians and press tb be mere
puppets in thb hands of unscrupulous wire-pullfefs! In thb. bad old
times, whbui the average voter, unable to read ot write, had to depend
entirely on word, of mouth fot.his
knowledge of the political situation
it was conceivable that a Btriking
personality by simply talking down
to his audiencei and promising All
things'; could comjhand a large following of th,e ignorant, butnonb the"
less Valuable supporters,. Nowadays
We haVp have sufficient bducatibn to
be able tq gather frotp a thousand
independent .sources all..the infpr:
inatio;i(.wp require uto. fb'rnl (in ab-
'solutely tijibiape^, ,o'p}nioir\i aud, .in
justice to ourselves,, tartt% ttiartyrs
of the past and ft;,our, olii|iltcn ih
(he future,-*jfe should sit down and
consider, the matter carefully so
(hat when the tjmB rjonlfei wb Can
L'ive an ahsohitely unprejudiced and
intelligent decision.
How the Election went in 1907
Fernie—^-W. II. Ross, (conservative), 350| W: H. Moore (socialist)
885.) .William Dicken, (Liberal),
6H_n„e8 His Coat,
' Fred Ogle;, who conducted tha last
Dominion campaign for the.Socialists has severed .his qohnectidpt* with
them and has applied for >iierilber-
ship in the local Liberal Association,
giving his reasons that the Socialist
party will ndt accept any ■ labor
legislation from tilths*)' Liberals or
Conseryatlvesj but orb working for
Kcmpsler Nominated
(The Socialists hnVu nominated G.
^..Kbhlpster, itial'hinist in the C.
!,'„K. shops at I{ey.elstoke as candidate for Revels', ob: riding
Gompers' Case
is Decided
An outrage which every Union in United
States should resent with every
meanB in Jieir power
Washington, D.C., Nov. 3.
---The court of appeals df the
District of Columbia today
affirmed the jail sentence of
SamueltJompers, president of
the American federation of
Labor; John Mitchell, former
president of the United Mine
Workers and Frank'Morrison,
secretary of the;' "American
Federation of %mop, convicted of contempt oij tX charge of
violating an injunction by
publishing the name of the
Buck St^ye and .Range Company as. "unfair.".
The sentence was imposed
by Justice Wright in the1 sup-
renle court of the District of
Columbia and the appeal was
taken to the court .of appeals
of the' district, which handed
doWn its decision today.
The sentence of Gompers is
forgone year in jail. John
Mitchell iS sentenced to nine
months in jail and Morrison
is sentenced to sii months.
The opinion of the court of
appeals was written by associate Justice Van Orsdel and
was concurred in by associate
Justice Robb. Chief Justice
Sherrard dissented,
"Individual interest dwin
dies into insignificance when
Compared :.with, the ..higher
principles involved in this
cause," declared Justice Van
"The fundamental issue is
whether the Constitutional
agencies of the government
shall be' obeyed or defied.
"The mere fact that the de-
fondants are officers of organ
ized labor in'America adds to
the gravity of the situation,
buij it should not be permitted
to influence the result."
J'jd.-"—Of ail the . narrow-
iiiii)ded. decisions that .ever
have been h&nded down from
the. cpiut >of (appeal this is a
reeor'd!| To disobey a crjrrup^
injunction.jisin the mind of
arty fair-minded person is no
crime, ..The injunction in
this cast; iievei* should have
been granted aiid the JUstiee
who graiited it should never
be allowed, to sit on the' bench
again. Our sympathies are
exje,nded to the American
Federation of Labor and' think
that this is;a matter which all
Trades Unions should resent.
It is ,in disputes ns in armies,
where the weaker side setteth up
false, lights, and maketli ii great
noise, that the enemy may. believe
them tb he more numerous and
strong thin they really are.
Show lis yuur ntipredalloii o( litis
change in our paper by giving us a sttb
Serl-ition,    $1.00 Jpit year ffoiii ndW nn.
ChildrenV Winter
Children's Coats,
in Bearskin, Cashmere, Beaver,
Velvets, Kersey, Blanket Cloths,
Etc. Latest styles in these popular materials and all specially
$1,50 to $7.00',:
Childrens Dresses
in a wide range of Cashmere,
VelvSt; Cdrds, .Panamas, Serges
Outing Flannel, Etc. All styles
and prices
Children's Headwkr j^fi;'4,jg-gg
Bonnets, Busbies and Hats, A great variety of Styles and materials.
Best values 'ever shown in these goods, Be surS and visit trie Children's
Section this week,    i       :       i*     •:       :       !       i       t       i
the Trites-Wood Co. Ltd
Misses cloth Coats
All popular shadei of Beaver,
Kersey, Melton and' Frieze, in
latest styles. Very natty gar
ments and sure to quit'the most
fastidious. Blues, greens, browns
reds, etc.
$3.75 to $9.00
Misses Dresses
jumper Suits, Sailof Suits, aiid
One-Piece Suits in a splendid
range df fabrics ind cbloringsi
See our styles And prices on
these garments.
•Soughs and Colds
^-<C' ^ur® ^our ^a^ Cough with
Dr. Cooper's Cough Balsam
A Guaranteed Specific for Coughs, Colds,  Hoarseness, .
Loss of Voice etc., vetc.
Agent for Kodaks, Phonographs, Gramaphones, Fishing Tackle etc.
Still on Deck
Ttie contemplated Change did not tike place
Last wefek we intimated tq.oi.1r readers that The Rbi-okter
would be taken over by tiie Foothills Job Print aiid News
Co.; Limited' but fbr business reason's the deal has fallen
through. f  ..
''"*'' i     ".. 'i'"
improvement- in the Paper
■ 7;vuf; rbaders will notice we have put on itnothfer page of
ho'iri'e print and that the pamper is filling up. )Ve have concluded to continue the, price at .-One E)ollara year, ahd.we.ask
all who wish to see the paper■ advance to hand in their subscriptions. Wo how liave tiie assistance of:a full-fledged
member of the International Typographical, Union, in, our
work, and-will try with your.help to donstantly; improve ■ the
paper. The first-class job work tui'ned out from this office
will still be a leading feature find We hope to nierit the support of the business men throughout "the district.
immoral    Morality.
The W. 0. T..U. delegate who wanfed to.pass il resolution placing bridge whist on the sain.e plane of (Condemnation as the liquorand whiteslave traffics is one of those who
do more harm to true morality than &! dozen publicans, says
the Calgafy Herald, ., She was properly rebuked by the convention refusing to endorse her altitude-      . i,.
There are a lot of people in this world who, love to Condemn the pleasures or habits of others. They wear the
blinkers of a Harrow creed fot of a good creed which tbey
themselves have narrowed,) ahd can see no excellence or
virtue outside of their-i own, ,un interesting paths. Beyond
that their only desire is to find defects. They sniff; the air
for the scent of immorality and display a marked aptitlide for
finding,it, in fact they cnii trace tho form of vice iii amusements that to people less righteous thiin themselves Beemed
innocent enough,. ,     ,     7 i
, Respect for the church ilnd its clergy Is, inborn ■__■ the
Anglo-Saxon race, For that reason, among others; criticism
of clerical ■utterances has always been hire; but the exponents of religious thought Would probably be surprisedlf they
knew how often a protect has sprung up in the minds of
many of their hearers at what sounded like intolerance, The
church is too prone to disapprove of those* whose opinions
do not exactly Coincide with its: own; add not only the
('liureli but that army of lay workers who, in their _eal. for
their net cause, forget the, charity that would become them
so well. -   .
Tenders wanted
Tfo «ti_ii>,y tjhrisfiiriitl t>rb-0i.t- to the nhililreri 61
Nuw,untl Mid Mtbhel. Owldr will bo nbout
•JliOOO.Oiji All pi'Hdiirt wishing lo tcfidfir un sumc
*|11 forward SrJco IJBlfl ruidiiumuiit. rui or beforn
Nov. lath, 100.,' cilAS, oArNKH. Sccrotary ol
Mh-hftl Ohrl8tmwi Tr-ae, Mlolinl. tt'JB
are Looking for
VALUE as Well
__^_^              as STYLE iri . .
■'-•- dLOTHES	
We Call give yod botii.   Wc have-no Summer stock to clear.
Our new Fall and Winter styles are ali 11)094.10   .
Bee ouf rangii of liunh'-lo-lnenaUrfj Suits and Overcoats.
Men's Wear of every description at right prices
'The Great N>,>iiern .Hotel.block
New Michel, B. C.
D.ugliife & St-idmari        -      -      •      Proprietor*
BATM $2.00 A DAT
Everything Fir.t*ClasB and Comf6rtilbi.
Nbthitig but white labor employed
Imperial Bank of Canada
Head Office: TORONTO
Capital Authorized $10,000,000
fcapital PaidUp 85,000,000.  (   : -:        Reserve Fund 85,000,000
Interest allowed on Deposits from Date of Dejwsit
Drafts, Money Orders and Letters of Credit Issued, available in
    Any part of the World   	
BrrnichM at Mlehel and New Miehei,     T. B. BAKER, Manager
The Model Bakery
Bread, Cakes, Pies, Buns, Etc.   Fresh Every t)»y
l)rivef will call for orders ahd deliver"
The Modii Bakery        New Miehei
Liyeryj Dray and Transfer
Bus leaves 7.40 a, m., l!40 j). m., arid 6.40 p. in.
Returns on arrival of trains,
GEO. FlShEfe, Proprietor!
E; V; Holding Co,,
i      |      Builders.and Contractors
Repairs and alterations promptly attended tb;
Estimates cheerfully given	
New Michel
Get Your Hirsute Appendage Clipped and Your
Whiskers Pushed in at ihe Great Northern Tdnnor-
ial Parlors—You're next.      ,.
P M. MaeLandert. Prep
Patfoni^e Home IncjuStiy
Smoke Crow's Nest Special   ,    v
and Miner's Favorite Cigars|
Muiiuhietured by tbo Crow's Nest Cigar Factory, Ferine.
The Hotels all through the Pass hqndl. thes. goods
and Union Inen should ask for Union Label Goods.
Boyd & Muir,
Have you renewed your Subscriptioril
to The Reporter ? It's only $1;00 now] THE   REPORTER,   NEW   MICHEL,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA.
Near As He Could Get
"Po he praised ray singing?"
"Yes; he said it was heavenly."
"Well, something like that. He said
it was unearthly."—Lippincott Magazine.
"Inard's Liniment relieve* Neuralgia.
"You hnve a great idea for a novel?"
said a' printer to a publisher. "Yes,"
assented the publisher. "Who is going to Write it?" "Oh, I haven't gone
into detnils. Whnt we're at work on
now is one of the most striking cover
''"signs ever introduced to the public."
Red, Weak, Weary, Watery Eyes.—
fielieved By Murine / Eye Remedy.
Trv Murine For Your Eye Troubles.
You Will Like Murine. It Soothes.
611c At Your Druggists. Write For
Eye Books. Free. Murine Eye Rem-
e H* Co.. Toronto.
Noisy Food
Mrs. Howard—The walls of vour
apartment are very thin, aren't tl.ey?
Mrs. Oownrd—0, very! We could
actually hear our neighbors having
celery for dinner Inst night.
It Will Cure a Cold—Colds are the
commonest ailments of mankind and
if neglected may lead to serious conditions. Dr. Thomas' Eclectric Oil will
reli-ve the bronchial passages of in-
flnmmntion speedily and thoroughly
and will strengthen them against sub-
snouent attack. And as it cases the
inflammation it will stop tho cough
heeause it allays all irritation in the
throat.   Try it and prove it.
Little Margie was ill ond wanted
ber mother to rend to her. "But you
know, dear, the doctor said I mustn't
r»nd to you until you were able to sit
up." "Well," persisted the little invalid, "can't you read to yourself out
and do it with
."■ safe disinfectant with which to
ip'ay the interior woodwork of barns
or sheds.
It Ib perfectly harmless and can be
used on any wooden drinking troughs
or feed boxes.   Will not rust iron.
Use "Cattle  and   Sheep   Drip"  on
your live stock.
\sk your storekeeper or write to
"••■lies Manager.
Carbon Oil Worhs,
28th Year.
Individual Instruction.
Good Positions Await our Graduates.
Write for Illustrated Catalogue.
AddrcBB, The Secretary, Winnipeg
Business College, Corner Portage Avo.
and Fort St., Winnipeg, Man.
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tad -ill •«• -..mme** UeUnwu
■nmovtr tho ■lirhl MB U> cured
by •>*"■ ftrtrr'e itmfftkm su4\*s
■Mho*.   Writ* for fra* Book.
Franklin O.Carttr.M.D.
in State si.. ohiMMo. in.
Agents Wanted
to push and aell •
full line of The
'■■til Wlllmott Binders,
lIUIl Mowers, Rakes,
Shockera, Shock
Loaders,  Etc.
Western  Representative. Regina
Baby Spoor-.
'Ttere's Imf ii mucfi ttentfy X
tat quality In baby spoons
■I In ill knives, forks,
IJKKHIJ, <fc„ of (Ills world-
Mine brand ol silver p/ate.
•as! Nt nl*. -MAt i, wslltn,
•It., Sft If ■aped'
Commissioner F. A. McKenzle Talkt
on Imperial Trade.
Mr. F. A. McKenzie, the commissioner sent out to Canada to report
on existing conditions in this country with reference to promoting trade
relations between Canada and Great
Britain, has made some interesting
Many British manufacturers, he
writes to his journal in London, are
convinced that it is useless to compete seriously for Canadian trade because the Americans have so great
an advantage over us on account of
their proximity and the similarity of
taste and requirements in the Dominion and the Union.
This belief receives its best contradiction in the success of a number of
British houses that have gone to work
intelligently to push their manufactures in Canada. The advantage possessed by the Americans in being
next door to the Ontario and the
Western markets is undeniable, but
it is not so great as many suppose.
The British factory can deliver its
poods as cheaply from its warehouses
in Glasgow or Liverpool to Vancouver as can its competitor in New Engr
land. Vessels can load at Bristol or
London and discharge- their wares at
Fort William on Lake Superior, the
half-way city across the continent,
without once disturbing freight on
the way.
Some months ago a Birmingham
firm making a special line of window-
sashes set out to cultivate Canadian
trade. The senior partner himself
crossed the Atlantic and went to
work with the utmost energy. He
visited architects -and gave them
practical demonstration of the merits
of his product. He interviewed builders, he button-holed hardware men,
and finally he appointed a responsible firm his representative on the
spot and fired them with some of his
own enthusiasm. As a result one
Birmingham firm has received orders
from the Toronto district alone this
season tor £2,000 worth of goods.
The American-Canadian houses are
securing practically all the trade to
the exclusion of the British. The reason of this was very clearly shown to
me by the manager of a large power
plant.   "You can rely on it," he said,
that very few more orders for electric plants will go to the old country
until your manufacturers either hold
full stocks here or start branch works.
If you buy from a British house now
you are under a serious disadvantage.
Buppose, for instance, you want extra parjs, 'spares,' or sundries. When
you want 'spares,' usually you want
them mighty quick, and something
has to wait until you get them. If
you must cable to England it means
a delay of weeks.
"If anything goes seriously wrong
in the British-built plant men are
Bent out from England to see what
is the matter and put it right. The
men come out on ihe understanding
that if it is the makers' fault they
pay, and if it is yours, you pay. The
fault will probably be here, and we
have both the delay and'* the expense of men ooming from England.
All this is avoided by employing the
house on the spot. If the great British electric firms want Canadian trade
let them start Canadian branches."
The hardware business affords in
many lines great opportunities Ior
the English maker. The activity in
the Canadian building trade is very
great and is increasing. The class
of houses put up is steadily improving, and the demand for better-class
goods is certain to become more and
more marked. The people who once
were content to follow some of the
cruder American fashions are now in
many eases showing a disposition to
come back to British styles. In Toronto alone the building work this
season will cost between £3,600,000
and £3,000,000.
Our Fruit Possibilities.
Ontario fruit orchards are growing
yearly into more prominence. Thousands of our people are depending
upon the success of the trees and
gardens for their livelihood. Any obstruction to their successful operation
means not only a loss to the owners,
but a big hindrance to our sural population. Ontario has produced and
can produce the best apples, peaches,
plums and pears to be bund on the
continent. For flavor and appearance we take no second place. It iB
true that other parts of Canada and
in the United States fruit may put
on a color that all hot climates give
to their productions. But for flavor
the temperate lone haa them • all
Nature has done fine things for
Canada. But man's handiwork at the
market-end—or at the spout is anything but creditable. The rule of
corporations, both public and private,
seems to be to squeeze dollars out
with as little outlay as possible. If
it is good business ethics for the
carrying and v»liinit eornnrationa, it
ia poor enough indeed from a producer's stuuupoint.
Out of mere preservation the fruit
growers are showing organising in
co-operative associations. The sooner
they nave co-operative selling houses
in the city the better they will be, so
many reason. But there is no better
syBtem of selling one's fruit than by
an honest commission house with
good facilities for display and sele of
the goods.
Better Prospects.
Meanwhile it Is evident that Canada
will be altogether left behind in the
race. As a matter of fact thia Dominion may be said to stand in much
the same situation as was occupied
by the United States half a century
ago. But when we compare our present facilities of ocean traffic with
what they were at that date we may
reasonably look for a larger expansion of our population within a corresponding period. It is to be considered, also, that with the gradual
filling up of vacant arena in the United States there will be an increased
reception of settlers from that country. They make good citizens and
they are satisfied with our conditions
when they get hero.—Daily Province,
Labor i Deputes.
The Department of Labor, Ottawa,
reports   that   sixteen trade  disputes
were   in   progress   during   August.
Why  the   Americana   Are   Flocking
Into the Western Prairies.
One reason why American farmers
are entering the Canadian West in
Urge numbers is found in this, extract Irom an article, "With the Invading Yankees," by Walter P. Mc-
Guire in Canada-West Monthly:
"GueBs I'm pretty much like my
father," said a tall man. "His folks
gave him eighty acres near their farm
in Indiana in 1846, and he could
have settled down there and .ade e.
living. But he didn't. He came west
to the end of the railroad line—it was
Iowa City then — and walked about
ninety milcB farther, and cut down
trees at the edge of a wood and built
a* log house. Then he returned to Indiana and got mother—she was only \
sixteen then, and a year married—
and they began farming. It was hard
work, and they lived on nothing but
corn bread and molasBes one winter— j
I've heard 'em tell about it many a [
time—and for tour years father haul-1
ed his grain to Des Moines, that waB
the nearest nrirket and was thirty-
seven miles Irom the farm. But they
were happy there, and got pretty rich,
and father always said he was glad
he left Indiana.
"Now, I'm leaving old Iowa, and
the .old t.irm. Father paid $9 an acre
for the place. I got $108. But I don't
think I'd have moved if I hadn't got
so restless on the old place, for I was
making money enough to live on quite
comfortable. You ever live on a
farm? Well, if you didn't you ain't
got any idea how hard it is to stay.
cooped up on 160 acres' when you've
got enough machinery to farm a place
several times that size, and have to
let it stand idle most of the time;
and when you know how line it is
to stand in your doonvay and look
out over a strip of this old earth and
can feel that it's your own and nobody can take it away from you; and
when you figure that if you only, went
out to some new part of the earth*)!
like your father did, you could look
over a strip much bigger than that,
and just as good for farming—then
you'd know exactly why I've started
for Canada. I mean," he added, looking out of the window, "why I've
come to Canada. You wouldn't think,
though, that you was in Canada if
you didn't know it, would you? fhe
same sights over again."
I ndlan Cemetery' Makes Trouble.
Acting under instructions from the
Indian Department at Ottawa, A. W.
Powell, the veteran superintendent of
Indian affairs "for British Columbia,
weiit north recently with the object
of breaking the deadlock now existing
between the Indians at Kitsumkalum
and the Grand Trunk Pacific Hallway, respecting the building of the
company's line through an Indian
grave yard;
The Dominion Government, after investigation, has rejected the extravagant demands of its Indian wards on
the Skeena River, and has accepted
the offer submitted by the railway
company as a basis of settlement.
Work on the grade through the cemetery has been hung up for months
owing to the uncompromising position
taken by the 8iwasb.es. The railway
company now offers to grant 115 for
the 'removal of each skeleton, allowing $900 for the purpose of establishing a new cemetery, and $1,000 to
surviving members of the tribe aa a
balm for their wounded feelings. 11
the offer is not accepted within a
week after its submission, the chief
will be deposed and the work oi removing the bodies will be proceeded
with, even if force is exercised. The
graves affected by this dispute number twelve.
The Siwashes' several months ago
demanded that compensation be paid
surviving relatives according to the
rank of the denarted. Eight hundred
dollars was asked for the privilege ot
disturbing the resting place of two
Venerable chiefs, who died nearly
thirty years ago, and $600 for Indian
men, $250 for Indian women and $150
for Indian babies.
The Rural Postmaster.
A good many summer sojourners,
who during the past fortnight have
been drifting back to the big towns,
are full of sound and fury anent that
peculiar type the Rural Postmaster.
The potentate in question deserves to
have his name spelled, in capital letters, for he exercises a prerogative
greater than any that hia nominal
employer, His Majesty Edward VII.,
would ever presume to, and often if
he is located in a lonely place beyond the beaten path of the inspectorial staff he is nothing less than a
czar. Instances could be multiplied
of the tyranny that this individual
exercises in a small community.
In the northern sections conditions
are worst, though curiosity is more
frequently at the basis of the trouble
than mere tyranny. The postmaster
or his family open the letters just to
get news from the city. If the letter
is interesting they show it to their
friends and the person addressed does
not get it at all. A Toronto man who
had a sister sojourning in the pine
woodB for her health discovered thiB
situation, and, being somewhat of a
humorist, he went to see the postmaster, who was not a bad fellow.
"Look here, old man," he said; "1
don't mind your opening the letters
I write my siBter, but for God's sake
give them to her afterward."
The postmaster promised he would.
He saw nothing unique in the request.
Find Her Own Market.
Premier Gouin of Quebec declares
that he will stick to his policy of preventing the export of pulpwood Irom
Crown Lands, and, will not be intimidated or coerced by Yankee tariff discrimination. That is such a pronouncement as might haVe been expected Irom a self-respecting Canadian statesman. Canada can find
market for all the pulpwood products
which her people can manufacture.—
Daily Ontario, Belleville.
What Could Be Fairer?
Canadians have no unkindly feeling
toward the American emblem, and are
willing it should be thrown to the
breeze with the same measure ot toleration, be it great or small, that is
shown to the Union Jack on United
States territory. Could anything fairer be asked r— Brantford Expositor.
Do You Realise the Danger of a
lU see thli danger illustrated in the case of Mr.
W. C. Edwards, a well-known Friendly Society
leader, of Peter Street, Toronto.  He cut one of his
fingers with a piece of glass, and instead of applying
Zam-Buk to prevent Hood poison and to heal it, he neglected
the cut, and blood poison followed.   He says:-"The Hood-
poison trom the finger spread up my hand and arm and caused
me terrible agony.  After two months' treatment the doctor said
there was no cure, and amputation would have to take place if 1
intended to save my arm.  I left that doctor and consulted another.
After a few weeks' treatment, he also told me that operation would
be necessary.  He said the bone bad become diseased and the finger
would have to he opened to that the koae could be scraped. I went away to consider when
I would have tht operation performed and met a Mend who advised me to try Zam-Buk.
"That night I bathed the wound and put, on some Zam-Buk. I got. a little sleep for the
flrst time for many nights. In the morning the wound began to bleed httead of the foul dia.
charging at b the pott. Thia waa a healthy sign so I went on with tbe Zam-Buk. Well, to
out a long atory short, in a few dayt I put away the sling, and In a few weeks the finger waa
healed completely. To-day that, finger U at sound at a hell and I owe I. to Zam-Bek. I
spent, ever #JO to doctor* feet and whnt I think how
Zam-Buk at ench e trifling cost, saved me Irom amputation
I am very grateful for the halm I can tell you."
Zsm-Bnk cures cntt, burnt, sprains, fettering
. sores, ulcere, scald*, blood-poisoning, enema, bad li g,
dieeased anklet, running sores, ringworm, cold-cracks,
chapped bands, chilblains, snd another akin disease.
and injuries. All druggist, and stores eell at oOo.
box, 3 for 11*25 or post free from Zam-Buk Co,
Toronto, for price. Refute anything offered "juat
as good.
Little Ills of Childhood
How to Cure Them
On the word of mothers all over
Canada there ia no other medicine
can equal Baby's Own Tablets for the
cure of such ills as indigestion, colic,
diarrhoea, constipation, simple fever,
worms and teething troubles. This
medicine is good for the new lorn
baby or the well grown child. Absolutely safe—you have the guarantee
of a government analyst that this is
true. Mrs. G. S. Ward, Eivington,
Que., says:—"I cannot praise Baby's
Own Tablets warmly enough." Sold
by all medicine dealers or by mail at
26 cents a box from the Dr. Williams'
Medicine Co., Brockville, Ont.
The old lady had had a severe illness, and she was relating its vicissitudes to a friend or two in the grocer's
shop when the minister came in. "It's
only by the Lord's mercy," she piously
declared, "that I'm not in heaven tonight."—The Argonaut.
Railway Guard (to man smoking)—
"You can't smoke."
Smoker—"So my friends say."
Guard—"But you mustn't smoke."
Smoker—"So my doctor saya."
Guard—"Sir, you shan't smoke."
Smoker—"So   my   wife     Bays."—
The transition from winter's cold to
summer's heat frequently puts a
strain upon the Byatem that produces
internal complications, always painful
and often serious. A common form of
disorder is dysentery, to which many
are prone in the spring and suimner.
The very beat medicine to use in subduing this painful ailment is Dr. J. D.
Kellogg's Dysentery Cordial. It is a
standard remedy, sold everywhere.
Why He Sold Him
The village postmaster doubted that
the animal offered far Bale was really
"a valuable watchdog," and eyed
rather dubiously the nondescript
.  " 'Deed he am,   boss,"   answered
"But if he was as good a watchdog I
as you make out, how is it you want
to sell him at all?"
"Yo' see, boss, it am dis way: In
dese hard times, I ain't done got nu-
thin' to watch."
Useful Shrinkage
Clothier—"Were you pleased with
the overcoat which I sold you?"
Customer—"Oh, yes; all my boys
have worn it."
"Well, think of that!"
"I do. Every time after a rain the
next smaller one has to take it." .
"Did the minister say anything
comforting?" asked the neighbor of
the widow recently bereaved.
"Indeed he didn't," was the quick
reply. "He said my husband was
better off."—Tit-Bits,
A Pill That is Prized.—There have
been many pills put upon the market
and pressed upon public attention, but
none has endured so long or met with
so much favor as Parmelee's Vegetable
Pills. Widespread use of them has
attested their great value, and they
need no further advertisement than
this. Having firmly established them,
selves in public esteem, they now rank
without a peer in the list of standard
vegetable' preparations.
Only One Thing Left
Beated in a corner of the compartment was one of those irritable young
men who are continually finding fault
with everyone and everything.
"Talk about individual rights," he
went on, "where are they? If I walk
on the foot path I am sure to get
jammed between a couple of mail-
carts: if I attempt to cross the street
some idiot of a cyclist is bound to im-
Eeril his worthless neck and my limbs
y arranging a collision; if I travel by
tram-car I cannot choose my company; if I could fly—But what's the
use of talking? I wonder if there is
anything I could do without fear ot
"Yes," replied a burly navvy, taking
a well-seasoned clay pipe from his
mouth, "you might die,1 young un."
"My husband is suffering from
"Polaritisl What sort of a disease
is that?"
"It's a new disease., I'm beginning
to doubt everything he tells me."
Minard'a Liniment Curea Burnt, Etc.
"How does it come that your wife
lets you come out between the acts?"
"I tell her I want to telephone home
and Bee if the children are all right."
—Cleveland Leader.
"1 knew it had to come."
"How now?"
"That show at the town hall tonight has. an Eskimo quartette.—
Louisville Courier-Journal.
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this assertion. Once tried they will
be found superior to all other pills in
the treatment of the ailments for
which they are prescribed.
"You have an enormous appetite,"
«aid a thin man, enviously. "Wbat
do you take for it?"
"In all my experience," replied his
plump friend, "I have found nothing
more suitable than food!"—Philadelphia Inquirer.
aulekly .tops combs, aasm colds, he»l»
„  throat anu   lungs. •   •   • M «•■•»■•
The Only Kind Left
The guest glanced up and down the
bill of fare without enthusiasm.
"Oh well," he decided finally, "you
may bring me a dosen fried ovsters."
The colored waiter became all apologies.
"Ah's very sorry, sah, but we's out
ob all shell-fish, 'septin' algs."—Every,
body's Magazine.
Bome people would he able to acquire
a lot of knowledge if they didn't think
they knew it all.
The Same Thing
"You shouldn't treat your boy so
harshly; you'll break his spirit."
"Well,, he'll probably get married
some time, and he might as well have
it broken now."
Weather Paradox
Little Alice—My mother's a pretty
queer woman.
Aunt Maude—Why, I don't think so.
Little Alice—You would if you heard
her ask the servant to put a tub under the spout to catch the soft water
when it rains hard.
Wise Old Boy
Mrs. Kicker—"II you are going to
another one of those banquets, I don't
suppose you will know the number of
the house when you get back?"
Mr. Kicker—"Oh, yes, I will; I un.
screwed it from the door and am taking it with mc."
A Hard Hit
I hope you don't mind me asking,"
aiid a woman, diffidently, "but should
I call you professor or doctor?"
"Oh, call me anything you like,"
was the great man's rejoiner. "Some
people call me an old idiot."
"Really," the lady murmured, with
sweet innocence. "But, then, they
would be people who knew you intimately."—London Spare Moments.
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The Old Colonel Was Positive It
Woilia'Wift the Prize:
[Copyright,  IMS.  by Associated Literary
The Bounder Magazine waa offering
a $TiQO prize for the beat love story,
and when Colonel Sears, retired, happened to see,tbe announcement nt the
village reading room he started right
home to tell hlsduiig'hter I'hyllla. Ou
the way he decided tbat ber story
' should ben patbetle one. He so decided because he fell pathetic moat of
the time hlmaelf oyer being retired,
over his half < pay, and over the fact
tbnt the.army waa going to tbe dogs
without him.
i Phyllis Seara was good looking, and
she was smart. She bad written and
torn up two pieces of poetry, ahe bad
written and read numerous school
compositions, and she had written one
essay on the subject bf Intemperance.
Miss rhjllls fully realized that ahe
was literary, hut ahe would not have
pursued the line except for tbe enthusiasm and encouragement of ber
father. She continued to be good looking and smart and literary to please
blm. The. mnthi'r doted on tbe girl,
but stood neutral In details.
The etnry wna begun H.ext day, nnd
aa fast aa a page waa written It waa
submitted tn tbe fatber. He weighed
every Bentence. Once tbe team were
started from the eyes of fbe reader he
Insisted that there ahould be no respite.
When tbe story had reached five
pages the colonel wrote a letter to tbe
editor of tbe Bounder: Be gave his
war record In full uud stated that his
only daughter was writing a story to
. be submitted In the, contest Thus
far, hia word for It, It bad proved a
tremendous literary effort, fully equal
to Ouida's bent," and be could guarantee that the, Inst half Would tie
greater yet. He had cried over It and
the editor, the editor's wife and tbe
pressmen, compositors and all others
connected with the office would doubt-
leSH do the same. y
By and by two or tbree things began
to dawn on Phyllla. She found It difficult to keep up the tears. The story
had gone all right to a certain point
and then stuck, She was puzzled as
tp the end of It She began to doubt
and dlstruat. ber talent and Dually
ventured to any ao to her father.
"Not take tbe prize!" the colonel exclaimed. "Why, girl, what bas come
over you? r'lrat. ym> are the daughter of a colonel who served his coup-
try for thirty yeara; next, you are
good looking and smart; thirdly, your
story is the only one to toueb the
editor', heart. Egad. If It doesn't I'll
go down to the city and call him a
rufflim! You'll win that prize in a
"But |f I should fall after all?" ahe
"But you can't."
"And yet I may. You aee, you bave
told most everybody; and If I don't
take the' prize- I shall feel terribly
humiliated. I shall want tb go awiiy
for a year."
"Look here, daughter," said the
colonel after a moment's thought
"I'll make you a promise, If you don't
take that prize I promise to And a
husband for you within a year. What
do you say to that? Ton are sure of
the prize, however, and will bave to
live and die an old maid."
And that evening aa the .colonel
etnoked hla cigar on the veranda wltb
a friend be > whispered In confidence'^
"Not a Word to a living soul—not a
word! There'll be thousands of stories
tent In, but Phyllis' will take the cake.
Bound to, sir-bound to. She's smart
and then she's the.daughter of an old
soldier. The first page, made me hltcb
around on my chair, and the second
brought tears to my eyea. It will be
a story to aet thousands weeping."
The story waa finished at last, read
and reread and then sent off. Wltb It
went another confidential letter from
the colonel. He pointed out Ita many
strong points to save the editor time,
and he assured blm tbat at least forty
friends of hla had pronounced It I
gem and wanted ten copies of the Issue In which It waa printed. He also
referred again, to his war record.
There waa n month of waiting. Bur-
lug this time' tbe colonel never fal
tered. When Phyllis became deapotM-
ent and discouraged be patted ber op
the bead and replied:
"Wby, the editor muat have time to
recover from hla emotion, after read-
tag your story. Bound tb win-bound
to. Tblriy years In the service of my
country, and this la the lirst story my
daughter ba. written. You may receive a IMU check at any moment 11
It bad been a common story, something
to laugh at, a balderdash love story,
but It waa pathos, you aee. Egad, bui
think of your old fatber weeping over
a glory!"
One day the pathetic manuscript was
returned, and Inclosed with It waa a
notice that sucb and sucb a story bad
won the prize. The colonel came home
wltb tbe letter lu bla band.
"But I waa afraid It-might fall." laid
Phyllis at she took It and went away
to weep over tt and wonder what
everybody would say.
The colonel atalked Into the library
and tat down and wrote the editor a
letter and old hlm tbat he was a man
without sentiment, a numskull, a border ruffian nnd many otber things and
wound up wltb a lament that tbe days
of the duello had passed away. Tbat
relieved hint somewhat
Ten daya bad passed and the little
family were sitting on tbe veranda one
afternoon when, a gentlemanly looking
man of thirty descended from an auto
and Introduced himself. Hla card
showed tbat be waa the editor of the
Bounder. Phyllis blushed, and ber father arose to begin an oration. It waa
to be a scorcher, but before be bad
got out a word, tbe caller announced
tbat be had come down to make an
explanation. He was perfectly at ease,
and his manner waa frank.      ■■
In the drat place, tbe pathetic story
bad exceeded the limit aet by over a
thousand words. Tbe circular bad
tpeclflad American stories, and tali
wu laid In. Loudon. Phyllis bad to
acknowledge tbat ahe bad been careless and tbe colonel tbat be bad not
read the circular at all. Tben the editor good naturedly pointed out tbe absence of any plot and otber things
open to criticism. When be bad finished the colonel didn't know whether
to ask blm to take a glaaa ot wine ot
to order blm off tbe pretntsea.
It waa tbe daughter wbo settled thai
question, however. She frankly acknowledged ber literary errors. After
tbat tbere waa a friendly talk on literary matters, and for an hour after
the caller's departure the old warrior
sat buried In a sort of reverie. Wbeu
tbe daughter at law aroused blm be
said:    '
"PbyI, I made you a promise, you
"Did your sbe Innocently asked,
though blushing at tbe same time.
"And I guess I've found blm.. Let
me say tbat I'm uot golug to butt In
and tangle tblnga op any more. I'D
not literary, and I'm going to drop
pathos: I'm simply military, and I'm
going to stick to that Uo abead and
1 paddle your own canoe after this."
And If the colonel had not been a
wise father bla aou-ln-law might not
be sharing tbe bouse wltb him and
bla good wife today, and that son-in-
law might not be tbe editor ot the
Head Master, of Etbn Who Loved to
Swing the Birch.
Flogging is to a great extent* a lost >
art nowadays, and the modern school- !
boy ought to be duly thankful for it. ,
Etonians in particular ought td'f' il ;
grateful that Canon Lyttelton is uot j
so fond of the birch as were some j
of   his   predecessors.    Dr. Hawtrey,
for instance,   who  waa  head master
about 1826, was not one who believed in sparing the rod.   He once flogged Gladstone under   the  following
somewhat peculiar circumstances:
Gladstone waa prepositor one day,
and it was accordingly his duty to
put down the names of those to be
flogged. Three boys, however, came
to him with a story that their: frienda
were coming down to see them that
day and if they were down on the
flogging list, they would be unable to
meet them. Gladstone omitted the
names, with the result that the head
master noticed the absence of the
three boys and flogged the prepositor
for not putting them down..
On another occasion Dr. Hawtrey
called out to the prepositor, "Put
down Hamilton's name to be flogged
for breaking my window."
"I did not break your window, sir,"
exclaimed Hamilton.
"Prepositor." said Hawtrey, "put
down Hamilton's name for breaking
my window and lying."
"Upon my aoul, sir," said the boy
indienantly, "I did not do it."
"Prepositor," roared Hawtrey, "nut
down Hamilton's name for breaking
my window, lying and swearing,"
More famous than H.wtrey as a
dogger was Dr. Keate, who Gladstone
described as "the.master of our existence and the tyrant of our days."
On one occasion he is said to have
birched forty boys in succession.and
been sorry when he found that there
were no more to operate upon.
Commenting on the text, "Blessed
are the. pure in heart," Keate once
said: "You hear that, boys. It's yoiir
duty to be pure in heart, and if you
are not pure in heart I'll flog you,"
During hia head mastership the
doctor is aaid to have flogged over
fifty dukes, earla and barons, b%sides
an innumerable crowd of common or
garden misters. And yet after hia
retirement he ia said to have had but
one regret—that he had not flogged
more I—London Tit-Bits.
Winner  of Governor-General's   Prize
at D.R.A. Meet.
Sergt. Mclnnes, of Calgary, Alta.,
i the lucky winner of the Governor-
General's prize at the recent Dominion Rifle Association gathering here,
which means the gold medal most coveted at the meet and $200 in cash.
Going Berrying,
The pleasure of bu-kleberrylng to
partly lu the season—tbe late summertime, from the middle of July to (September. The poignant Joys of early
spring are passed and.tbe exuberance
of early summer, while .tbe keen
stimulus of fall haa not yet come.
Tblnga are at potee. Tbe baying U
over. Tbe meadows, shorn of thelt
rich grass, lie tawny green under the
sky, and tbe world aeema bigger than
before. It le not a time, for dreams
nor a time for exploits. It It a time
for—for-well, berrying! '
But you muat choose your daya carefully, as you do your fishing and
bunting daya. Tbe berries "bite best"
wltb a brisk west ■ wind, ' though a
aouth one ia not to be despised, and a
north one, rare at tbls season, glvet
a pleasant suggestion of fall, while tbe
sun bas still all the fervor of summer. Choose a sky tbat baa clouda In
It too, for you will feel tbelr movement even wben you do not look up,
Tben take your pall and aet out Do
not be In a hurry and do uot promise
to be back at any definite time. And,
finally, go either alone-or wltb Just
the right companion. I do not know
any circumstances wherein the choice
of a companion needs more care than
la berrying. .It may. make or mar the
whole adventure.—Atlantic.
!.- The Weather,
For most of ua the weather Is atlll
one of thoae minor unaccountable powers, too capricious to be either quite
divine or quite devilish, whom our savage ancestors used no doubt to placate
with offerings. We no louger do that
partly because we bare learned to distinguish between religion and super
stltlon, partly because we do not believe tbat tbe weather would care tol
any offerings of ours. But still we
keep that primitive lingering Idea ot
the weather as something with personality enough to make us angry wltb
It, and we atlll get some satisfaction
from telling It what we think of It
The poets pay their tribute to good
weather and talk abont tbe tun and
tbe rain and tbe wind ag If they had
a wonderful and beautiful life of theii
own, and their poetry makes us love
sun and rain aud wind aa If they were
Indeed living creatures. But there are
many prosaic people who would, despise such poetry for Its unreality and
yet who1 personify bad weather Just
aa mnch as the poets personify good;
to whom tbe rain, wben they bave no
umbrella, la aa much an enemy aa tbe
cloud waa a friend to Shelley. We
ran all nhitse bail weather so weil that
It la a pity we cannot learn to prelaw
iKood weather bctter.-Londou Timet.
Sergt. Mclnnes made a splendid showing and proved himself one of. the
best marksmen that has appeared at
the Rocltcliffe butts for some years.
The. Dominion Rifle Association meet
of 1909 was one of the most successful
for many years and the scoring was
exceptionally high, so that Sergt.
Mclnnes' shooting for a young marksman was all the more creditable and
there is little doubt but that the new
shot from the western province will
again be heard from.in: the rifle
Knew the Family.
Sallies of almost .childlike high
spirits, endeared the late J. L. Toole,
the lifelong friend of Henry Irving,
tl all who knew him. On one occasion, when the author of "Some Eminent Victorians" was spending a day
in the innocent adventures which
Toole was a genius in originating,
they went to the Tower, where they
found themselves among a party of
eager sightseers in the chamber .vhere
the crown jewels are disposed.
It was a woman who was explaining to the eager throng the history of
the articles displayed. At the end of
a long catalogue, she said:
'And this is Anne Boleyn's crown."
Toole, apparently itdenly overcome, burst into a flood of tears, and
leaned against tho wall in Beemingly
uncontrollable grief. i<
"Oh, sir." inquired the poor woman, in distress, "what is the matter?"        ■■
"Nothing! Nothing!" replied Toole,
in broken accents. "Don't mind me,
but the fact is, I have known the
family so long."
'   "Selected Self Made This Ink."
A Chinese newspaper contains the
following advertisement of a local ink
manufacturer: "At the shop Tne
Shlng ('Prosperous in the extreme'),
very good ink. fine! fine! Ancient
shop, great grandfather, grandfather,
father, very hard; picked with care,
selected self made this ink. Kino
and hard, with attention. The ink
is heavy; so is gold. The eyea of the
dragon glitter and-dazzle; so does
this ink. No one makes like it."—
Shanghai Courier.
Will Have Building.
Tbe Saskatchewan Government will
not give a morey grant to the Selkirk
Centennial'Exposition, to be held in
Winnipeg in 1912, hut announces ilf
Intention to expend }2M,000 for (
Saskatchewan  building.
He Thought H. Waa Firm and Knew
He Was Considerate.
The ymiug uum bad entered that
nj'siorlous realm called matrimony.
md ls It was hla.first offense his taller was handing blm some paternal
nl vice as to bow he ahould treat tbe
roung wife.      .,
"Wheu you bave any little differences of opinion, my eon," be said to
Ihe boy, "If you can't persuade Mar-
:ai*et that you are right-end yob prob-
.bly can't, for tbey are all about alike
-you must compromise. Be firm, yet
w considerate and compromise."
"Yes, father." replied tbe aim.
"I well remember a little expert-
■nee." and a reminiscent expression
iame over the old man'a face, "on the
i'ery threshold of the married life of
four mother and- myself, and It was
ae basis of all future disputes. It
waa tbls way: 1 wanted to spend thi
iu miner, our first vacation together. In
Maine, nnd your motber wanted to go
o Saratoga. That waa thirty years
it'ii. Bnt I shall never forget how firm
nnd yet how considerate I was with
vnur mother and how we'compromlsed.
iirnldlng all dispute. We stayed from
•Saturday noon tn Tuesday, morning at
Sur HiirlKir. and then we s|ieiit the
•est of the summer at Saratoga. Yes,
Indeed," the old man added, with a
ilgh. "that's the only! way to deal with
i woman. You must tie firm, lint be
.Tilling to compromise a llttl" once In
awhile, us I have done wltb your moth
ir."-New York Tribune.
Strange Hindoo Beliefs Concerning the
Man Eaters.
In India the traditions of folklore are
numerous and arrange. Among those
pertaln|iig to tbe tiger, tbe follpwii}**
lire I lie most peculiar: The uneducated
Hindoo (and he la In the great major
Ityi believe, that the ghost of a man
killed by a tiger rides on the head ol
ilit* beast that slew blm to warn htm
nf danger and to guide htm to new tic
llnis. It I* declared that God provide*
for tbe tiger's dally wauts to the
nmount of l rupee a day-tbat Is tn
nay. If the tiger kills a calf worth u
rupees he wl'l not be allowed auutber
victim for five daya. •
Ruling the flesh of a tiger Is sup
posed lo give one great courage and
alertness, hut tbe whiskers must first
lie singed off the beast or bis spirit
will haunt ihe man who fed off him.
and he la likely to be turned Into a
tiger In tbe next world.
The following Incident really occurred In a small Indian village ln tbe Interior: One of the villagers was unfortunately killed by a tiger. Tbe police
Investigated tbe accidental death aud
rendered this verdict: "Pandu died of
a tiger eutlng blm. Tbere waa-no
nther cause of death. Nothing waa left
of him sure bis bones and some tin-
get*., wbleb probably belonged to either the right or left hand.'-Washlng-
ton Star.
The World Went Round.
When Bloggins senior ou ibe occa-
ilon of his annual party was obliging
its guests wltb "'Tls Love That Makes
:be World Go Round," Master JVil-
iiim Bloggins seized tbe opportunity
:o retire for a few minutes beblud the
lapamtw screen with hia aire's balf
imuked cigar.
Tbe applause subsiding, Master Blog-
tins wus observed by one of tbe company to be looking far from well. Bis
face bad taken on tbe hue of putty,
ind hia eyea stood out like small bat
"Good gracious. Willie! What's the
natter?" cried Mrs. Bloggins tn alarm.
'1 believe you've been smoking."
Willie shook bis bead.
"'Tain't that," be declared untruthfully. "If It's true what foiber's been
singing about 1-1 re-reckon I'm in
.over'—London Express.
Some curious and Interesting astronomical phenomena are recorded lu
Ibe old Chinese annals whlcb go back
to a great antiquity. In 087 B. C. a
night la mentioned without clouds and
without ainrt. This may perhaps refer to a total eclipse of the eon, but
If ao the eclipse Is not mentioned Iii
the Chinese list of eclipses, ln the year
Ml B. C. It Is slated thut the sun and
moon appeared Of a deep red color during five daya, u phenomenon whlcb
cnuaed greut terror among tbe people. In 74 B. C. It Is related that a
star as large as tbe moon appeared
Slid was followed in Its motion by several stars of ordinary size. This
probably refers lo an Unusually large
bolide, or fire ball. In 38 B. 0. a fall
of meteoric stones Is recorded.
_:.-.-' -J*        _ -
' Got th. Hard Stuff.
Jedson-Hu! Hn! Ha! Hllns-What's
Ihe Joke, JedannV .ledsort-Why. Just
us soon a. the county wept prohibition
old Hlrntn Ilnrdupple got buncoed
SHu.-Wbut was the game? .Iiilson-
Wtay, Hlrnm got a circular ' jhnt
stilted some firm up In town would
send him n keg of bard stuff for fl
Hlrntn sent ibe t'2 and .mucked his
11 pa. ftllus-t'osb': And wbat came
back? Jedson-Scrnp Iron, and they
•aid if that wasn't bard enough
they'd sen hlm n keg of .pikes at
Ihe usual ralea.-C'hleiigo News.
Sorry He Spoke.
"I was h foul when I married you"
"Bill you're wiser now?"
"Ynu can het I mn."
"Well,   I've Improved ynn a  little.
Ihen, haven't I?"-Liereuind Leader.
He Wee Trusty.
Mm. Hnndoiit-I would like to knew
whether you nre a trustworthy character. Dusty Slryper- Why. indy, nl
'he last place I worked I hey railed me
j mints'.- St. l.nuN Republic.
How Venomout Creature Is Handled
by Hindu Snake-Charmera
The creatures were on the defensive, but not one of them attempted
to strike at the master, who sat se- .
renely in front of them, so long as :
be   did   nothing- to   annoy   them. I
Kullan talked to them as if they were j
his dearest iriends.   After a time one i
or the other of them would lower its
head, collapse its hood and begin to
try to "wriggle away, whereupon "Sultan would give it a smart little rap
on the tail with his stick and bring
it instantly to attention again.  Whether this man possessed any special
magic over these cobras or whether
the description given below of how
he could handle and play with them
waa simply due to his method I cannot say.   He himself repudiated the
idea of magic and asserted positively
that any one who had the necessary
nerve and dexterity could do exactly
the game.
He used no reed instrument or
music of any kind to propitiate the
reptiles. He would simply squat on
his haunches in front of them, and
after they had been hissing and
swaying their uplifted heads backward and forward for a few minutes
he raised his hands above their heads
and slowly made them descend till
they rested on the snakes' heads. He
then stroked them gently, speaking all
the time in the most endearing' Hindustan terms. The serpent* appeared
spellbound. They made no effort to
resent the liberty, but. remained quite
still, with heada uplifted, and seemed
rather . to enjoy it. Presently his
hands would descend down the necks
about three inches below Die heads,
his fingers would close loosely around
the necks, and he would lift them off
the ground and place them on his
shoulders. The looseness of the grip
appeared to be the main secret. The
snakes, being in no way hurt, would
then slowly crawl through his Angers
and wind themselves round his neck,
his shouMers and his arms. They appeared to "realize that no harm was
to he done them, and they made no
effort to resent the handling. He
Would pick' them gently off one arm
and place them on the other and, in
fact, stroke them and pet them as if
they had been a pair of harmless
worms.—Cornhill Magazine.
i.  a-P'3 BOY SCOUTS.
Lada   Are   Becoming  an   Important
Factor In England.
It is becoming more and more evident that Lieut.-Gen. Baden-Powell's
Boy Scouts are taking themselves and
their'work seriously, and that they
mean to make themselves fit Ior practical work should ever their services
be required. Some 20,000 of these
zealous youngsters assembled at the
Crystal Palace recently, on the occasion of the annual "rally." There was
an interesting program, including
competitions in pioneer work and its
various details, signalling, camp
craft, scout cart racing, swimming
and life-saving, and so on. The boy
scout, promise to become a useful and
popular force in the future, and they
will be much encouraged- by the,fact
that public men are ..taking an increasingly active interest in the movement, as evidenced by the action ol
Mr. Walter Emden, Mayor, oi Dover,
who has presented to the boy scouts
there the handsome trophy of whicli
an illustration is published.
'.The Englishman Who Ha. Probably
Delighted as Many Lade as Any
In Hit Tims Wat Author of its
Books — Wrote Many Novell For
Grown-.pt and Several Playt—
Wat a Keen Astronomer.
By the death of Mr. George Man-
ville Fenn, which took place at his
residence at Isleworth,' England, a
few days ago, English literature haa
lost one of its most popular writers1
pf boys' fiction. Deceased, who.had
reached the age of 78, had neVer fully
recovered from a serious illness of two
yeara ago, and he died suddenly from
heart failure. Mr. George Manville
Fenn Was born in Westminster in
1831,  and wot educated  at private
Hymn For Timing Eggs.
An amiising story is told ef Capon
Hensley Henson, who has ,■ fust returned to England from America, it
refers to a dear old lady of conservative ideas, who was informed some
years ago thut he had been appointed capon of Westminster. "Oh, she
exclaimed, "how very dreadful! Why.
I have been told that, his father wus
Lord Salisbury's coachman!" What
she really meant was that Canon
Henson's father had been Lord Salisbury's "couch," hut it was some time
before the difference could bo made
clear to her. The canon was amused,
while in America, by a trans-Atluntio
bishop's story. While visiting a congregation in some outlandish spot,
the bishop wns entertained by a I
newly-married member of the church.
He was awakened quite early by.the
soft tones of a soprano voice singing
"Nearer My God to Thee." As the
bishop lay in bed lie meditated upon
the piety which his young hostess
must possess to enable her to begin
her day's work in such a beautiful
fram of nil ml. At breakfast he spoke
tn her about it, and told her how
pleased ho wo*. "Oh," ahe replied.
"that's the hymn I boil eggs by; three
verses for soft and live for hard."
Prefere Ireland.
Cardinal Logue ia again on his wny
to America, His eminence was born,
and spent his childhood, in County
Donegal, and has the intense love ot
country which characterizes ' the
Irishman. During his last visit to
the United States, the cardinal was
asked what he would have done ii he
had lieen elected to the chair of St.
Peter. "If the honor hud fallen ou
me," he said, "I think I should have
waited my chance, jumped out of a
window ond over the wall and run
hack' to Ireland beloro they could
catch mo." After receiving ordination the cardinal remained lor some
years us professor ol theology at the
Iriflh College in Paris, where he was
educated. He then became a parish
priest in a more or less disturbed
part of Ireland.
schools and by a tutor. In 1855 he
married Susanna, daughter of Mr.
John Leake. Mr. Fenn will probably
be best known to the general public
aa a writer for boys. A score or ao
of novels are included in hia remarkable total ot some 150 volumes, and
several plays stand to his, credit, He
also led a singularly varied life us. a
journalist. He wbb a regular contributor to "Chamber's," and tb Dickens' "All the Year Bound." He'eVfit-
ed "Oaggell. Magaiine" for some
years, and was both editor and proprietor of "Once a Week." Syon
Lodge, Mr. Fenn's bouse at Isleworth,
was the ladies' school mentioned in
Captain Marryat's novel, "Japhet in
Search of a Father." The house cop-
tains one of the flm-at collections of
dramatic literature in the. kingdom,
and in its library over 15,000 bocks.
Mr. Fenn's chief hobby waa gardening, but he was also a keen astronomer. He used to make his own telescopes, one "Herschelian". being a
hundred und twenty feet long.
Thames Tabloids,
The recent strike of lightermen's
apprentices recalls—that from time
immemorial Thames lightermen have
been freemen of the Watermen's
Company, and have the right to take
In the old days, a Cravescnd waterman, wondering at his fare having
a peculiar beard, and giving him a
gold piece in payment, gave information, and, on an arrest being made,
it was found to be the future. King
Charles II., on a private expedition
of his own to Spain. The time of
Shakespeare was closely connected
with tho watermen, us they rowed
the poet across the river to the playhouse at llunksido where his plays
were acted.
The custom of allowing the ferrymen at Twickenham, in Middlesex,
to pick Up passengers from vessels,
and row them ashore, has been in
vogue from beforo the time of Charles
II. In (act, the Thuinea is inseparably associated with romuntic and
ancient customs, and one'',' can ever
come across fresh ■ discoveries which
add to the charm of this great waterway. ')'*
The first steam-vessel appeared on
tiie Thames in 1815, und was called
the Margery.
Keeper of the King's Gjrden.
The King and Queen arc'enthhai-
nslic in their praise ot Lord Rcqcs-
dale, to whose teste and skill aa a
landscape gardener are due the great
improvements nt Buckingham Palace,
Windsor and Balmoral. Lord Redes-
dale's own gardens at liutsford are
union** tin* loveliest in Efigland, and
Lady Redesdalu, who is ol the "Bonnie House oi Airlie," and was a great
beauty in her day, is an equally enthusiastic arboriculturist. Though he
lias passed his seventy-second birthday, snd it is now some years since
he succeeded to the title, Lord Redes-
dale is still best remembered as
Bertie Mitford, one of the most popular iiii-'i in the diplomatic service in
the middle ol last century. Hla service took him to Russia, China, and
most ol all, Japan, a country about
which he wrote a charming book—
"Tales ol Old Japan."       ,;„,.   ;,,
The Fire Tree.j ,
The Are tree, so-called on: account
of its (lory red blossom,.grows.in the
warmer partB of Asia and in the
.Philippine Islands. During the month
of July the country is enlivened with
BCiirlel foliage of the intensest description. The blossoms retain their color
for about a month, when they lade
away, and the lire tree is Once more
only a green leaved member of the
■iiiimiHu family.
A Real Old Guard.
The British authorities arc considering the question of forming two
battalions of the Guards r.s ureal
"old guard." The Guards nl present
nre re-ruited from the whole country, and naturally lako the cream ol
the recruits. Tlio two proposed battalions will be composed ol long
I Bervice soldiers drafted from all ilf
Luitiv  butlulioiis in the service. THE   REPORTER,   ,NEW   jMICHEL,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA.
As-tim .1 "■sen.Cemgewt," a*,le.
Copyright. 1I0S, the Bobto-MerrUI
Chapter 21
S Harry made bis way
, down tiie mountain ln
the blank and heavy
dark, correcting his
path by the lightning,
he bad faced squarely
the question that In that
dim room bad become an imminent demand.
"What if I love her! Whot light
bave 1 to love ber, with a wretched
name like mine? She has refinement,
a measure of wealth no doubt, and 1
am poor as poverty, dependent ou the
day's grubbing ln tbe ditch for tomorrow's bacon und flour. Yet tbat would
not stand In tbe way. I ahi no venal
rogue, angling for the loaves and fishes.
Whatever else Bhe cursed me wltb, nature gave me a brain, and culture and
experience bave educated It Wltb
band or brain 1 cau hew my own niche
to Stand in."
So he had argued, but bla argument
ended always with tbe same stern
and unanswerable conclusion: "To drag
her down In order to lift myself! Because ahe pities me—pity la akin to
love—shall 1 take advantage of ber
interest and Innocence?"
In the cabin tbrough the long hours
till the dawn began to Infiltrate the
dark hollows of the wood he had lain
wide eyed, thinking. When day came
be had cooked his breakfast and thereafter sat watcblng tbe havoc of the
storm through the window. Hours
passed tbus before tbe fury of the
wind had spent Itself. At length he
rose, threw open tbe door and stood
looking out upon tbe wind whipped
foliage and tbe drab desolation of tbe
fog. Then he tbrew on bis macklnaw
coat, picked up hla gold pan and climbed down tbe slope. Beneath all otber
problems must lie tbe sordid problem
of bla dally food. Be had uncovered
a crevice In tbe bed rock at tbe end of
hla trench the day before, and now he
scraped a pailful of the soggy gravel
It contained and carried It back to the
Wltb a elgb he took off his damp coat
and threw a log on the fire. He abstractedly watched It kindle, then filled
and lit his pipe and turned to the bookshelf. Be ran bla hand absently along
the row. Wbere had been tbat wide,
dim expanse of library walls that hovered like a mirage beyond bis visual
algbt? He chose a volume he bad been
reading and turned.tbe pages.
All at once bla band clinched. He
save a choked cry. He waa staring at
a canceled bank draft bearing hla own
name-* draft across whose face was
written In tbe cramped hand resem-
, bllng the signature a word that seemed
etched In livid characters of shame—
"Pay to Hugh Stlres-tbe sum of
{5,000." Be read the phrase In a
hoarse, husky monotone, every vein
beating fiercely, bis body bot with tbe
heat of a forge. There It was, a hideous chapter of It, the damnable' truth
from whlcb he had shrunk!
Did the town know? He snatched at
the draft and read tbe date. More tban
a year ago, and
It bad been presented for payment In a dis-
tuntclty, the city
near whlcb he
hud been picked
up beside the
railroad track.
Tbe forged name
waa the sameaa
bla own. Who
wag David
Stlres? His fatber? Had that
city been hla
home once and
that Infamous
act tbe forerunner of bis flight
or exile? He
looked at the paper again wltb painful
lntentness, It waa canceled, therefore
had been paid without question Yet
tbe man It bad robbed bad atamped It
with that venomous hallmark. Clearly
the law had not stepped In, for bere he
was at liberty, owning his name He
had been let go, tben, disowned, to catty bla badge of crime bere Into tbe wil-
derneaa! And bow bad be lived since
He stumbled to a cbalr and sat
down, hla frame rigid. Be thought
of tbe robbed alulce In the gulch below, of but own unbappy adventure of
the night Bow could be tell what he
had done—what he mlgbt do? Minutes went by as be sat motionless, bis
mind catching strange kaleidoscopic
pictures tbat fled paat blm Into the
void. At length he rose and went to
the window. Far down tbe hillside a
faint line through the mist spanned
the gulch bottom. A groan burst from
his lips.
"That is tbe hydraulic flume," he
said aloud. "Gold bus been stolen
there In the past again and again.
Home was stolen two nights ago. Bow
do I know but tbut I am the thief?"
Waa tbat what Prendergast had meant
by the "safe way to beat tbe game?"
A shiver ran over him.   "How do I
know!" be thought   "I can see my-
'forgery I"
self—the evil side of me—when the
dark had fallen waking and active. I
see myself creeping down tbere, stealing from shadow to shadow, to scoop
tbe gold from the riffles when tbe
moon Is under a cloud. I see men
sitting from dark to daylight with
loaded rifles across their knees watching. I Bee a flash of fire. I hear a report I see myself there by tbe sluice
boxes, dead, shot down In tbe act of
a thief, making good tbe name men
know me byP'
The figure of Jessica came before
him, standing In her soft white gown,
her band against her cheek and the
■'<mlne odors about ber.   Tbe dreim
he bad dreamed could not be-never,
never, never! All tbat was left was
surrender, ignominious flight to scenes
barren of suggestion.
At that instant a shining point
caught his eye. It came from tbe pan
of gravel on the doorstep, on which
the rain had been beating. He thrust
the draft Into his pocket and seized a
double handful of the gravel. Be
plunged It Into a pall of water and
held It to the light It sparkled witb
coarse, yellow flakes of gold. He
dropped the handful with a sharp exclamation, threw on hla coat and rushed from tbe cabin.
All day, alone on the fog soaked hillside, Harry tolled hi the trench without food or rest
It waa a fair, aweet evening, and
the room where Jessica sat beside
David Stlres' bed, reading aloud to
him. was flooded witb tbe falling sunlight Since tbe old man's seizure tn
tbe night be bad been much worse, and
Bhe had scarcely left bis room. Today,
however, be had sat propped by pillows, able to read and chat and the
deep personal anxiety that had numbed
her had yielded.
A knock came at the door. It was a
nurse with letters for him from tbe
mall, and while he opened them Jessica laid aside tbe book and went
slowly down the hall to tbe sun parlor,
where tbe doctor stood with the group
gathered after the early supper, chatting of the newest "strike" on the
"We'll be famous !f we keep on," he
was saying as sbe looked out of the
wide windows across the haze where
the sunlight drifted down ln dust of
gold. "I've a mind to atake out a claim
"We pay you better," said one of the
occupants grimly. "Anyway, the whole
of Smoky mountain waa staked In the
excitement a year ago. There's no
doubt about this find, I suppose?"
"It's on exhibition at the bank." the
doctor replied, "more than $5,000
cached In a crevice ln tbe glacial age
as neat as a Christmas stocking!"
The talk went on about her.
"Where Is the lucky claim?' eome
one asked.
"Just below this ridge," the doctor
replied. "It la called the 'Little Paymaster.' "
The name caught her ear. Tbe Little
Paymaster? Tbaf waa tbe name on the
tree-on Hugh's claim! At tbat Inatant
ahe thought she heard David Stlres
calling. She turned and ran quickly up
the long hall to hla open door.
The sight of his face at flrst startled
her, for It was beld captive of emotion,
but It was an emotion of joy, not of
pain. A letter fluttered ln hla grasp
Be thrust It Into her hands.
"Jessica," he exclaimed, "Hugh baa
paid It!   He bas sent tbe $5,000, Inter-
» «^. est and principal,
("_§_> t0 the blID-c  t0
my account"
For a moment
she stood transfixed. Tbe talk
sbe had mechanically beard leap
ed into significance, and ber
mind ran back to
tbe bour when
sbe had left the
draft at tbe cab-
In. Sbe caught
the old man's
handand kneltby
bla cbalr, laughing and crying
*'Hufl*i lias paid W at once. During
these last few days the Impulse to tell
all tbat she had concealed had been almost Irresistible. Now the barrier bad
fallen. Tbe secret sbe bad repressed so
long came forth In a rush of sentences
that left blm mute and amazed.
"I ahould have told you before," ehe
ended, "but I didn't know—I waan't
sure"- She broke down for very Joy.
He looked at ber with eyee unnaturally brlgbt "Tell me. everything.
Jessica!" he said. "Everything, from
the beginning!"
"He was young and Irresponsible,
Jessica," aaid tbe old man. "Money always came so easily. He didn't realise
what be waa doing wben be signed
that draft He haa learned a lesson out
In the world, it won't hurt his career
In the end, for no one but you aud I
and one otber knowa It Tbank God!
If his memory comes back"-
"Oh, It wllll" she breathed. "It mnst!
That day on tbe Knob he only needed
the clewl Wben I tell him wbo I am
be will know me. He will remember It
all. I am sure—sure! Will you let me
bring blm to you?" she added softly.
"Yes," be said, pressing ber band,
"tomorrow.   I shall be stronger then."
Sbe rose and lighted the lamp, shading it from bis eyes.
"Do you remember tbe will, Jessica," be aaked ber presently—"tbe will
I drew the day be came back? You
never knew, but I signed It—the nlgbt
of your wedding Harry Sanderson
wss right, my dear, wasn't he?
, "1 wish now I hadn't signed It Jessica," he added. "I must set It rlgbtl
I must set It right!" He watched ber
with a smile on his face. ''1 will rest
now," he said. And she adjusted tbe
pillows and turned the lamp low.
Crossing the room, sbe stepped through
the long window on to the porch and
stood leaning on tbe railing. The
words of tbe Biblical narrative flashed
through her mind: "And he arose and,
came to his father. But when he waa
yet a great way off. hla father ssw
blm and had compassion and ran and
fell on his neck and kissed hlm." So
Hugh's father would meet him now'
Harry had labored, spurred by a
fierce baste to make requital. Till the
last ounce of the rich "pocket" had
been washed and the whole taken to
the bank In tbe town no one bad
known of tbe find. It bad repaid tha
forgery and left him a handful of dollar, over—enoiiBh to take him far
tway from the only thing that made
life worth tbe effort
i gradual feeling of apprehension
WI come to Jesslca-an Impression of
blankness and chill that affected her
stuogely. She stood still, frightened
at the sudden sense of utter sound-
She caught up tbe lamp and, turning
the *lck, approached the bed. Sbe
put nut her hand and touched the
wasted one on the coverlet Then ■
Bobbin* cry came from ber lips.
David Stlres was gone. A crowning
Joy bad goldened bis bitterness st the
last moiucnt, and be had gone away
with his jou'b face In his heart and
the smile bf welcome on his lips.
(To be Continued.)
The Female Burglar Waan't Looking
For Diamond, or Greenbaoke,
It waa 2 a. m. on Blaster morning,
and all was not well.
Quiet reigned supreme, however, on
Fifth avenue, the scene of our tale,
and only occasionally was the alienee
broken by tbe moan, of some female
wbo tossed and turned and dreamed
tbat tbe bull pup bud devoured her
new Raster bonnet.
Aa tbe bour rang out a man and woman muffled up to the ears and glancing suspiciously about them turned ln
from a side street and that they were
not out to buy u piano on tbe Installment plan or to view the scenery
would have been evident even to a
policeman bad one been In algbt The
couple bad wulked a distance of three
or four blocks when the man nudged
bis companion and softly said:
"That's tbe house, ui: four doors
ahead tbere, to the left,"
"I aee It, BUI," she whispered.
A moment later tbey stopped in
front of a large browuatone residence,
and after a careful look up and down
tbe street tbe gate waa opened, and
they were soon at work. As tbey
stood In the handsomely furnished
front hall the woman said:
"You remain here on watch. Bill,
while I get the swag. If all goes well
we may be able tn buy nut tbat gambling house and become honest people."
"Take no chances. LU," he cautioned
her. "I'd do tbe trick myself, only I
want to be near the door, wnere I can
watcb tbe moon."
With a dark lantern In one hand and
a revolver In tbe other, she softly tiptoed up tbe broad stairway, and It was
hslf an bour later when Bhe returned
to her companion wltb a large bundle
In her band.
"Anything floln'?" he asked.
"The best haul we ever model" she
excitedly replied. "Come, let's get ou:
of this."
Ad hour later tbey were safe at
home, and as the man removed bis hat
and overcoat he remarked:
"Sparklers and silverware, I suppose."
"No, mil: I didn't see a diamond In
a room I searched."
"Well. It'a Jnst a. well. Bank notes
are good enough for us, and It'a no
trouble to get rid of 'em "
"Nor did I come across any bank
notes," said the woman aa ahe began
to unwrap tbe package,
"But—bnt I thought you said you
had made the haul of yonr life. Wbat
have you got there, anyway?"
"Look, Bill-Just look at that!" And
she held up a woman'a hat for hlm to
see. "Isn't thnt just the swellest Raster bonnet you ever laid your eyea on?
And tndny'a Easter to»!"-A. B. Lewis
In Judge.
When they drew near an Ice cream
aoda sign he started up an animated
conversation to divert ber attention.
However, .he was wise to the trick.
"Darling." he whispered rapturously,
"you are the prettiest girl 1 ever met
You are aa pretty as -i picture postal
She smiled sardonically.
"Indeed!" she responded. "And do
you know, Perry, that you remind me
of a picture postal card."
"Ah!   Because I am so bandaomef"
"No.   Because you are so cheap."
And after tbat there was nothing to
do but take her back to tbe marble
counter and set up tbe sodas.—Chicago
Kev. W. P. Low's Remarkable Feet
In Nigeria.
The remarkable heroism of an English missionary in Nigeria is describ-
i ed in the story of tbe disastrous attack on a britisli force, when Lieut.
Vanrenen, who was in charge, and
eleven policemen were killed, while
the doctor viae wounded.
The first news of the disaster came
to Minna, a place on the line of the
Bcro Kano Railway, about thirty
miles from the scene of the occurrence, in a hurriedly written message
from the wounded doctor at Kuta.
Rev. W. P. Low, who haa for Bome
years been working among the Guaris,
happened to be ut Minna when the
news came in. He instantly volunteered to go to Kuta to render any
aid possible to the survivors, and also to use hiB influence with the
Leaving behind all his baggage and
servants, he started off on hia bicycle
at ten minutes' notice,- cramming a
few biscuits in his pockets and borrowing a revolver from Captain On,
the Resident at Minna.
Mr. Low rode hard all night. A
short distance out from Minna he
was overtaken by a tornado of great
severity, and was compelled to exchange his bicyle for a horse. He
became completely exhausted, and
shortly before reaching Kuta fell off
his horse, which bolted, leaving him
severely bruised.
On reaching Kuta, at three the next
morning, he found that the survivors
oi the force had come in, having been
pursued by the Guari people, from
whom they had to hide in the bush.
Mr. Low spent twelve hours in
Kuta, and having assured himself ot
the loyalty of the townspeople, resumed hiB journey to the coast. Picking up a construction train on the
way back, he just caught his steamer, but was nearly drowned in a native canoe when going down the
He met a punitive force under Maj.
Williams, consisting of ISO men, with
a Maxim, on ita way to the scene of
the ambush.
The punitive expedition had some
stiff fighting, but they inflicted severe
punishment on the Guaris and burnt
their town. There were no losses on
the British side.
Rev. Walter Peroival Low is a missionary of the Church Missionary Society. He was sent out to Africa in
1003. He iB a young man, and was
ordained in 1901.
The Golden Wedding.
A servant aaked her mistress for
leave from Friday to Monday to visit
her mother a long journey away, as
all the family desired to meet to celebrate their parents,', golden wedding.
The mistress gave permission, and on
Monday the maid duly returned, und
her mistress said to hen
"Well, Mary, how did'-you get on?"
"Oh, splendid, ma'am, and mother
was so grateful to you for letting me
"Yes, and your lather—whot did
he Bay?"
"Lor' bless you, ma'am, he wnsn't
there; he died twenty years aso I"
Society Favorite..
Lord Claud Hamilton, chairman of
the Great Eastern Railway, whose
remarks recently were considered to
have reflected upon the honor of the
House of Commons, is very popular
in London society. Both he and his
wife are strikingly handsome, and it
is said of Lady Hamilton that ahe
can walk more gracefully than any
other woman in London. She numbers amongst her accomplishments
that of being able to' talk several
languages perfectly, while Lord Claud
haa a decided penchant for sport in
many forms. Cricket, football, and
racquets, however, are his favorite
Lord Claud's independence of
thought has more than once disturbed the equanimity of friends and
acquaintances. When a child of
Ave he distinguished himself by refusing to kiss Queen Victoria's hand,
owing to a supposed affront, when
she visited his parents, the Duke and
Duchess of Abercorn. In later years
he waa ready to break with hiB
friend, the late Lord Randolph
Churchill, in defence of his particular viewe concerning Ireland. The
threatened rupture, however, waa
happily averted.
"Swan lipping."
The mayor and sheriff of Norwich,
England, have revived an old custom
by attending the annual "swan up-
ping" on the River Yare from TrowBe
to Hurdley Cross. They were attended by Mr. H. V. Steward, the corporation awanherd, whose family haa
held this ancient office for generations, Mr. Stewsrd himself being now
the only recognised civic swanherd
left in the United Kingdom. There
are a. pair of awana at Earlham Hall,
known to have been there for over
62 years, which in the last 19 years
have laid 221 eggs and brought up
146 cygnets.
This year, despite their age, they
laid eight eggs and brought off
seven. Another pair, the property of
the Norwich Corporation, turned off
at Surlingham, are 44 years old, and
in the last 24 years have had 229
eggs and brought up 186 young birds.
Swan is in season from November to
February, during which period they
are always on sale, and at Christmas,
in conformity with old custom, a
prime bird is always sent to HiB
Majesty at Ssndringham, and another to the Prince of Walea.
A Roving Commission.
There are not many parts of the
world which Sir Henry Norman,
M.P., who celebrates his fifty-first
birthday on the 19th of next month,
haa not visited. Ab an all-round journalist there are lew men with a finer
record. Mr. W. T. Stead waa one of
the first to recognise his capabilities.
When the former waa editing The Pall
Mall Gasette, he gave Mr. Norman,
aa he then was £600, and told him
to go where he liked and do what he
liked, refilling bis purse if necessary
at banks all over the world. Mr.
Stead gave him six months. Mr.
Norman took three yeara, wrote over a
hundred articles, interviewed everybody worth interviewing, and took
notes for more books than he can
ever write.
Lily With Eight-Foot Leaves.
The Victoria water-lily in the tank
in the Victoria House at the Royal
Botanic Gardens in Regent's Park is
now in flower. The plant this year is
larger than for some years post, the
leaves measuring nearly eight leet in
A Costly Freak Suit.
A hawker, summoned for obstruction at Torquay, England, told the
magistrates that he possessed a suit
ol clothes which was covered with
11,000 pearl buttons, and that it wag
Worth £60,
Facts About   the Speed   of   Famous
Story Tellers.
Few things are more remarkable
than the widely different rates at
which authors produce their work.
One will dash off a long novel in a
month of feverish writing; another
will count three or four years not a
day too long for a' similar 'task. A
will reel off 15,000 words a day; while
his rival, B, thinks he has done quite
a satisfactory day's work when he
has committed 700 or 800 words to
'paper. And, again, a lifetime may
yield in one case books which you
can count on the fingers of one hand;
in another, the product is a hundred
or more substantial volumes.
"John Oliver Hohbes," for instance,
although she wrote at least fourteen
novels and a large number of plays,
once confessed that she rarely produced more than 150 words in a day.
Mr. Max Pemberton considers 800
to 1,000 words a good day's work, and
declares that he has never written
as many as 2,000 words in a day in
his life; and Mr. W. W. Jacobs has
often been quite pleased to pen &00
words of one of his funny stories in
the same time. Mr. Hall Caine
thinks he has done a capital week's
work when he has produced 6,000
words; although that he has the pen
of a ready writer is proved by the
fact that he once wrote 9,000 words
while traveling from Scotland to
Mr. Rider Haggard has written a
long story in six weeks, but his average rate of production is barely 1,500
words a day; and this is also the
average of that most prolific writer,
Mr. Le Queux, whost supreme effort
was a novel of 83,000 words in a
But even this speed is a snail's
pace to such a speedy penman as Mr.
Frankfort Moore, who turns out a
long novel at the rate of 4,000 words
a day, and has more than once written 10,000 words between breakfast
and bed. Mr. Moore, it is interesting
to record, has a pen with which he
has written over 4,000,000 words. In
hiB early days oi authorship Mr. H.
G. Wells thought nothing of producing 7,000 words doily: "John Strange
Winter" boaets av marvellous day's
record of over 11.000 words, and rarely falls below 4,000 wordBj while Mr.
George Griffith once reached a day'a
total of 12,600 words, and claims an
average of between 6,000 and 6,000—a
figure which represents Mr. Crockett's maximum and is three times
as much as Mr. Cutcliffe Hyne's
Such are some of the wonderful
short-distance feats of well-known
authors. Let ua see how they figure
in long-distance competition. Mr.
Watts Dunton spent fifteen yeara or
more over "Aylwin"; Mrs. Humphry
Ward worked industriously for three
years before she wrote "Finis" to
"Robert Elsmere"; Olive Schreiner
haa produced her books at the rate
of one in five yeara; and Mr. George
Meredith's books average two years
These are among the slow-goers, if
long-stayers in the literary race, who
are content to give to the world in a
large part of a lifetime what others
produce in twelve months. Their
records in point of number are quite
pathetically poor compared with that,
for instance, of Mrs. L. T. Meade,
who has at least 107 novels beneath
her name in the library catalogues,
and who can produce long stories at
the rate of four a year.
How Carl Rosa Lost Mme. Melb..
Not the least interesting of the reminiscences of Mr. William Ganz, the
veteran pianist, who recently celebrated his golden wedding, ia that concerning the debut of Mme. Melba.
The famous prima donns was then
Mrs. Nellie Armstrong, and she made
her debut here at one of Mr. Ganz's
concerts at Prince's Hall, twenty-
three yeara ago. "I was so charmed
with her," says Mr. Ganz, "that 1
Bpoke to Carl Rosa about her, feeling
sure he would like to hear her sing.
He pencilled an appointment on his
shirt-cuff for the following Tuesday
afternoon, and Mrs. Armstrong duly
called at my house at the time fixed.
Carl Rosa, however, did not come, for
he had forgotten about the arrangement, and thus he lost an artiste who
would have been invaluable to him
for his opera company. As it was,
Mrs. Armstrong went to Paris to study
with Mme Marchesl, and later came
out in grand opera."
Tree Legends,
The elder is believed to be the tree
on which Judas hanged himself,
though in Buckinghamshire an old
peaaant woman has been heard to
declare that it was of this wood the
cross was made.
"Take notice, ma'am," she said,
"and you'll find as lightning never
touches the elder."
While on this topic, the wild Brum
is said by the people of Cheshire to
have been growing beneath the Cross,
and to have received on it splashes
of blood, hence villagers reverently
regard the dark lines and biota on
the surface of its leavea. The Scotch
believe that the birch waa used for
rods for, scourging, and that from
that time the tree waa cursed, the
dwarf birch being, of course, the
species meant.
Why He Was a Heathen,
Sir Arthur Fanshaw recently related an amusing story of a Mahom-
medan servant, who, when asked his
religion, replied:
"Beg pardon, sar, I'm a heathen."
When asked by his master what he
meant by a heathen, the man answered :
"Beg pardon, sar, a worshipper of
stocks and stones."
'Confound it," remarked the master, "I can't keep a man like that in
my. service."
To which came the immediate rejoinder:
"Beg pardon, sar, in your high-
neBs's service no time to worship anything !"—London News.
Pensioned Her Parrot.
The late Miss Mary Hatton of
Charlcombe, Somerset, England, by
her'will left her parrot and its cage
U> her nephew, Mr. Leonard Erneat
Hatton, with £50 wh.ch she wished
to be used to keep tbe bird ua long
u it shall live.
Adventurous Young Englishwoman
Who Has Completed a Trip
Through the Heart of the Dark
Continent Ttllt Htr Experiences-
Bearding the Lions, Not to Mention Elephants—Rosy Rhodesia.
"Well, I've learned the meaning of
the expression 'hanging on by the
back teeth.'"
The speaker was Miss Charlotte
Mansfield, the charming and talented
lady who has just returned from an
adventurous journey through Central
Africa, and she was giving an account
of her experiences.
"You see, I'm not at all brave,"
continued Miss Mansfield, "and ever
since I can remember I have been
frightened in the dark. Judge,
then, my sensations when I found
myself under canvas for the first time
in my life, and realized that* I was
alone in the African wilderness,
guarded only by strange native 'boys,'
my dog, and my camp-fires. And I
had heard disquieting accounts of a
tendency the natives have to desert
at awkward junctures.
"My fears were not lessened by the
sickly cries of prowling hyenas; and
before my 640 miles' march from
Broken Hill to Abercorn was over I
suffered still greater tremors from occasionally hearing the grunt, grunt
of a lion keep time with the pad, pad
of its paws./
"One whole night I passed in terror in a email houae, built by a whito
man, who had subsequently deserted
it, while outside a lion did sentry go,
my 'boys' having retired to their
camp. I covered up the windows of
my appropriated shelter as best I
could with the materials to hand—a
map and a Union Jack—and sat
shivering, with only my dog to keep
me company, listening to the beast's
growls. When day dawned the brute
took himself off, but my vigil hud
partly turned my hair grey,
"I had, on another occasion, an
encounter with a young lion, with no
walls between ua, and it is not an
experience I should be at all anxious
to repeat.
"I was out walking with my little
dog a short distance from camp when
the creature appeared suddenly on
the scene, and I had a moment of
horrible fear before, to my great relief, the lion tnmed aside and made
"One morning, when I turned out,
as usual, about five o'clock, I found
some excitement among the natives.
And no wonder! All around and quite
close to the tent waa the spoor :f
elephants which had passed on their
way to the water. How thankful I
.was that none of them had blundered
against or through the frail structure!
"There waa one other frequent
source of dread to me which I have
not yet mentioned—namely, Ihe
; crossing of rivers and swamps. My
; bearers would oarry me over in a
''machila,' a hammock swung on a
ipole, with one man at each end, and,
though the actual bearers were supported by others on either side, I wns
.in constant fear of falling into the
! rain-swollen waters. To keep from
giving myself away to the natives by
: screaming out I had to requisition all
my reserves of fortitude.
"When we arrived at a native village, it was a never-failing source of
delight to me to watch my 'hoys'
.'bartering with the village women for
[the necessary supplies of meal.
"Each week I had to give my'boys'
two and a half yards of 'limbo'—thin
calico, blue or white, the latter being
preferred-worth about 8!<d. or 9:1.
With half a yard of limbo,' a larore
basket of meal could be bought; and.
though money is accepted, 'limbo' is
preferred, being the only clothing fie
villagers can get, except a coarse
cloth made from tree-bark.
"At several of die villages I bought
curios for myseK, and generally I
I purchased some 'cuckoos' and eg?s.
-Cuckoos' are small fowls, about the
size of the English bantam, and
could be bought at three for la., and
the eggs were proportionately small
.and cheap.
"Before leaving the subject of
camping, I may mention that I always slept with my rifle by my side
and my revolver under my pillow, In
case of emergency. As it was winter,
the nights and early mornings were
icy cold, necessitating warm furs for
comfort; while in the middle of the
day it was so hot that I had to wear
a sun-helmet.
"When I publish my book on
'Rhodesia, I intend io give full particulars of all matten* interesting to
intending or prospective emigrants
from this country. I may say tbat
ihe possibilities of the country delighted me.
"Take Northeastern Rhodesia. The
chances of a man who is not in a
hurry to get rich in five minutes are
; splendid—that is, the chances of a
healthy, happy, and, ultimately,
'prosperous life. His gun and his
garden will go a long way in supply-
ing his wants for the flrst year or
two, and if he is content to wait he
will have a beautiful home and farm
, "What capital is necessary?"
' "Well, one man I met Btarted with
£50, and leased 100 head of cattle
trom the Government. After seven
.years, he has now 760 head of cattle
of hia own, and a beautiful farm to
i The Duke's Pips.
\ The Duke of Connaught possesses a
unique collection of pipes. On one
occasion an American billionaire asked him to do him the honor of presenting him with one of his treasures
If such a favor were conferred upon
him, ho added, he would never smoke
lanother pipe till the day of hia death.
'The Duke was a little amused, but he
wave the pipe. Some time after His
Royal Highness again met the American, who assured him that his pipe
|was the sweetest he had ever smoked.
'"I'm awfully pleaaed to hear that,"
ireplied the Duke, "because I found,
•iter I had given you the pipe, it waa
not one of mine at all." TH& REPORTER,   NEW   MICHEL,   BHITISH   COLOMBIA.
Ifool and Billiards
■'*"'   Drop in any time wld Kaye a game.   Taj-Jen in excellent condition
' Choice Cigars, Cigarette^ anclTobauoos, •;,• • •■ 7
Barber Shop,
''. 'Now openahdready (or. business,   .^ trial solicited.
':'f .■' A, OARJ^OHAJ^
AND BACON, are the best cured Meat in Canada
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Shamrock Lard       Provincial Govt. Crear^ery Butter
AJ1 Government Inspectec] Meats;
Home Made Sausage.   ' 7 ^o order too im^l^o M
Two Deliveries Dai.lv. to Au- Parts op the Tawn.
P.I3urns &C0. Ltd.
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Ten Liberal. Unities Struck Off,
Nelson, Not*.. i..*r"T|he c'pu'rt of.
revision for,the electoral district of
Nelson was 'held, at the court house
yesterday morning, Peroy: j. Qleazer,'
district registrar presiding. Of the
15 names objected to,-all, of liberals,
five were reta.ined.on the list.
The following; names were,'8tnjc_
off, their bearers having ceased to
reside in the district:, G>. L. ])in-
woody, A. W. Dyer, fi. W. Monk,
Victor W! Odium, A. P, aladei F.
Stevenson, William Stubbs and Et.
Willey. The, names of E, C. T*fayis,
and J. Fred Huine, were removed
by request of those parties.
"6id Man" Simpson retires.
Cranbrook, Noy. 2—Yesttj^daj;. F.
li. Simpson, of the Cranbrook, Herald, severed hia connection with
that paper,, hfiving sold out to T. M.
Itoberts, acting, it is, believed, |or;
ii local syndjcato, Mr. Sjnjpupn
will winter in Sfin Diego, foi;. the,
benefit of his hca,ltli and on his. return will go extensively, into the,
real estate, business with yery large
capital behind him.
Regret is universal that the. "Old
Man" is quitting a domain in wluch
he has been honored by friends and
opponents alike. A farewell banquet will be extended to him at the
Cranbrook ho.tel in the very i\eai;
the great slide of 1903 and many
pepplp wpndefed what ne ifitended
doing;'wit Ji it,' the' latest, rpprirt
not only satisfied curiosity on that
point'but indicates' (fiat' Mr. Little
was not so erratic in the purchase
as many seemed to tijfihjj at' the
time.  '
tf is now stated, tfiat Mr, Utile
will in the spiring start one of the
largest lime-burning industries in
Canada in tiie slidje, where the finest
lime rock; in the vrqrld lies all broken
ready, to, be, dumped jptft tfie kilns.
The industry will, involve a Heavy
investment^ aa it ipthe intention of
Mr, Little to put in patent kilns and
on a scale so large that the business
will afford employ-pent to frq.m 150
tq 2QQmen.'"'
Blairmpre, Alta,, Nov. 8.—Frank
Chapman, \int\l recently a teamstpr
employed at the logging camp of
Wm. Beard south of Blairmore, has
been sent to Macleod to await trial
.on a charge of forgery, It appears
that Chapman was sent to town
to get the mail for the camp. A
'fellow employee had previously told
him he expected a letter with a
check from a former employer and
'Chapman upon getting the letter,
> opened it, signal the rnirjie bf his
.friend in endorsement and cashed
it. He then wont on a sprob and
did not return to camp until the
money was gone.
Frank, Alta,, Nov, 1,—The West
-Canadian Collieries wliich operates
■ mines at Lille and Bollevue and is
1 opening a new mine at Blairmore,
has well under way the construction
of a new operating plant at its Belle-
' vue collieries,
A man named Peter Kennedy, of
" Coal Creek, has been sent to Nelson
goal for six months for theft.   This
makes a total of fifty-one temporary
' residents more in. Nelson.
Last week a few large rocks fell
from the top of Turtle Mountain at
Frank, on the site of the old slide,
but did no more damage than to
alatm some of the inhabitants for a
few moments.
Frank, Alta., Nov. 1—The report
is current that Frank is to have
Another large industry. Some time
•iigo Joseph Little, of Blairmore,
tratcbaeed the w.'k pile caused by
on the G. R,
(Top late fur |pst issue)
The acoident which occurred on the
C.P.U. last Sunday illustrates in an' extremely striking way ihe dangers of the
present method oi working a single line
of railroad, more, ^specially ou a long
gradient. As it happened, the, runaway
ciira crashed inijo a freight train, Wf\alj
would have happened had that train
bepn tlio passenger i-an ciiaily be im-
It is only when an accident like, thia
occurs that we realize how much' we depend, on the. human element in \yo*f)ting
the railroads in thia country with practically nq mechanical chock. We place our
lives entirely in thp. hands of thp operators and train cr^ws and it is a high
,u3timonia| to the carfi and skill with
which they handle the trains that so few
serious accidents take place.
Still, the human element is at the best
uncertain, for ovpn thp most perfect of
ua have our (apses at times. In ordinary
vocations an prror may cause just a little
temporary annoyance, and ia soon rpcti
fled, On thp railroad, a simple slip
causes a big smash up and the offender
gets little mercy.
The elaborate system of interlocking
and block signalling in vogue throughout
closely settled countries, could hardly be
adapted, we presume, to the long stretches
of line that exist between stations in
sparsely populated districts, but it certainly seems well within the realms of
mechanical possibility that some method
could ho invented whereby a runaway
could be derailed on passing the yard
limit, or at any rate in plenty of time to
prevent a collision such as occurred last
Sunday, twenty miles from starting point.
In a-y case the matter deservea the
urgent attention of tho chief officials responsible for the the Bate working of the
line, for under the present condition of
alfiiirs a terrible accident must occur
some time or other.
If there is no Union Printing
Office in your town, send your
work to the Reporter Office,
New Michel, and have it done
by the man who Unionized
the First Printing Office in the
Pass, and have vour jobs decorated with that
-THE -
Pointed Provincial
Paragraphs -■
Victoria, Nov. 3—Superintendent
of provincial police* F.^8. Hussy ttas
informed bf iotegranj' this morning
of a fibldup'* of tte "Cafriboo' Btage
and says'lie yiti rush men to take"
up the track' it once, ■ The rplibers*
took a'quantity pf registered mail.
Hulsoy says the; difficulty will W to
gut men there in time totakeup the
warm trail. He has lip idea of the
identity pf the men.     v"- "'  "v '■'
Victorift, B.C., Nov. B.-^-Alexan-
der Smith,'filr whose appreheiiBibn
on a charge of'arson in connection
witfi' the Oka'nagan Hotel fire, in
which, se'yen lives were'lost;a*feward
of $S0O was offered, his been located by the police which weft on' his
trail according; lot telegram received by the attorney: general, He'dis-
a'ppeared'on' August fjjjtb, during
the prpg'reSsi of the inquiry,
I. M. Sturgpss, of thp Jesmant
ranch, 'opposite' N.elsiinJ placed pn
exhibltion'iiTlliat'ci$ a 17-ounoe
apple of.thp'va-fietVjlemish Beauty,
fhe 'ajipla. was 1.1)1 inches in
hprisontal ciroutriferende and '12%
inches in vertical circumference.
To keep the*apple company Mr.
Sturgess brought along a pear of the
variety Idaho,, The "pear, which
was apple-shaped, weighed 13. ounces
and was llVi ihches in' ci*;c*4Tqfer=
The IjEi'ORtEit is only $1.00 a year.    If
y'ou' are already, a subscriber tell others',
I want a male and four female Ooats, all adult
(no bids). Provincial permits to export these
uniniala have bec^ Issued. Write mo WHEN1 Vou
have something caught readt to ship, but don't
write till then. I will nay IliW'for the male and
|1_6 each for the females, crated. f.o,b, ariT'ex-
pros-t oflloe on thft (I.l'.R. All must bn healthy
and tiuhtfrt wltl. intact horfts. Will buy'frtim
the Urst' man« who Rots tb*?m. DR, CIJlClL
FUKNCH, ZoolOriUt, WasHIN'otok. D.-0.    ■ '
Rush yotj^ oai^ fo,b PyRE,
ApiMe 6i#er
By the Qiv^on, Quart or Pjjnt
F. 0, I..MVE Al.p. I. F\SJIE1I, ll.A.
Barristers and Solicitors
FERNIE . - g.C.
Rudyard Kipling
. Tiie October of The Delineator contains another Kipling story. It is called "A
Doctor of Medicine." This is
the second in a series Mr. K,ip
ling has written for The Delin
eator. The Kipling stories
are the treat of the year.
What's the Matter with the
Church   In   America?
It is discussed in The Delineator for.Oct-
ober by His Eminence Cardinal Uibbonfl
Rev. Charles H. Parklmrst, D. D.,   and
other prominent divines.
This is the big Fall Fashion issue ol tbe
Faahion Authority of the World.   Every
Woman in this Wide, Wide Country
needs  it.
H. F. Weber, New Michel.
Foreign Despatches and
■   News Notes    ^   ■
 7.    .    '<M	
San Francispo,1 Nov. 2. — The
earthquake shock felt in northern
California and southern Oregon' last
Thursday ib reported from a number
qf places to have been more severe
than any experienced for several
years. The vibratitms bpntinued
from 10 to 25 sepofids')" according to
observations■• in'■'•* different' tPwns.
Windows "were shattered, chimneys
prostrated, dishes broken and small
pieces 'or furnittire mdvpd", but *so
far a^ known'the financial damige
was nominal. The quake was felt
in San Francisco. •'-'•'' '      '
Two trials which haye been at-
tracting public attention for some
time were terminated in Toronto on
Saturday, Walter JJlythp, for beating
his wifp to death with a poker, was
sentenced to eighteen years in the
penitentiary, and Mrs. Turner, who
caused thp death of an infant she
was paid tpadqpt, was givgrf fifteen
years,            ' ":   '*''•: . ™   ■•■ >'■
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What the Liberal Pflrty Proposes
'   •■!'. .fi 'ill'.-'*.  '1       ■    4
Mr. John Oliver, leader ofthe Provincial Liberal Party;'has issued the following manifesto: ■V      r     fi
1. Construction ol1 railways urgently
needed in British Columbia to be aided
by grants of cash or boifdsSrid'by exemptions {rpni Uxatipn for a period 'of ten*
years aftercbtipletion, conditional upon:
(a) Immediate commencement and diligent prosecution of the'wd'rk' of construction, (b) The effective control bf rates'
either by the Lieutenant-Qovernor in
Council or the Board "of Railway Com-
missloners, arid, (c) The payment, during construction' and the period of exemption froni taxation, to a(i mechanics,
laborers or oilier persons who perform
labor in construction or on maintenance
or in operation, of such wages as are
generally accepted as current for competent'white workmen in {he district !in
which the,; work is being performed*. '
i, Provision for the extension of special timber licenses tb be made by the
substitution for the preterit timber licenses of licenses renewable from year td
year grunted on the following conditions:
(a) That rentals and royalties may' bp
fixed'from time to time, (b) That the
licenses shall be held subject tp siicb
regulations wj'.h regard to the mariner of
cutting and the preservation of the timber
covered hy tbe licenses as may be promulgated by the Lieutenant-Governor in
Couuci|, (e) That agricultural lands re.
quired for settlement n\ay be withdrawn
from thp, operation of timber licenses by
order of the Lieutenant-Governor in
Councij after reasonable notice haa bc^n
givpn to tbe licensee to remove thp tim^
ber within the period of time fixed by
the. order, (d) and that for the cutting
and removal of such timber the waxes
paid shal", be suc|^ wages as are generally
accepted as current for competent white
workmen in the district in which the
work is performed.
3. Thp maintenance of tha present reserve on the unlicensed timber lands of
the Province until such time as the timber is required for actual use, said timber
at that time to be surveyed, anil the
quantities haying been estimated, diepoB
ed o> by publ|c competition from time to
time in suitable quantities, a reasonable
reserve price being fixed.
4. The prosecution oi a vigorous policy
of land settlement; the granting free to
settlers on reasonable conditions of resilience ond cultivation, suitable agricultural lands; the alienation of other Crown
lands only under conditions wliich insure
their use; the making of surveys und
publication of maps and reliable information making the latter readily accessible
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levying and collectingtaxesuponpeisonal
property wilhin Municipalities from the
Provincial Government to the Mnnicipali
ties in order to augment tbe inadequate
revenues of the existing Municipalities,
B. Rigid Government inspection of all
places of human abode and the enforcement of Building, Health and Sanitary
Regulations so as to insure as far as possible the safety of human life and to
abolish and prevent the deplorable conditions now to prevalent in the dwellings
of a large number of undesirable citizens.
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siiinera and License CY-mmiasioners in
cities, towns and rural municipalities by
popular vote.
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A Letter, a Man and the Two
Margaret Burtons.
[Copyright, Hue, py Associated 1*01*17
Tbere were two Margaret Burtons tn
Itoxboro. Ot course John Grahams
lletter went to tne wrong one, anu ot
course It waa one of tho** lettere that
only one pair of eyea—tbe ones for
whoee delectation It bad been written
—should bave looked upon.
"Dear eld friend," It said, "1 have
eon* back from the went after twenty
years. For a long time I bave felt
strongly tbe drawing of tbe old ties—
an strongly I could no longer -twist. I
•ball give myself tbe pleasure ot call-
lag upon yon this afternoon at 4.
Margaret sighed Involuntarily lis une
refolded tbe letter—slglit-d tm-ause It
bed not been Intended tor herself, it
was easy to read between tbe linen.
Why wns not sbe tbe happy women to
whom an old sweetheart laid come
She was comparatively a newcomer
In Roxboro and bnd never tH-urri ot
John Graham. Uls straightforward
letter pleased aod Interested ner. Sbe
felt mm he wns Just tbe sort of person abe would bave liked for a friend.
"Ill take It to tbe Margaret Burton
to whom It belongs," she said, swallowing hard. "How surprised sbe will
ibel I wonder—If ahe—rared! 1'erbaps
Jthat Is wby she never married."
Margaret took down ber bat and
wrap, then suddenly stood still. It
Iwas half past 3, and Miss Buitou lived
lat the otber end of tbe villain. Wby
'take the long walk tn the afternoon
'beat? Tbe fact that tbe letter bad
igone astray wss no atgn tbat the
writer wonld do tbe same. Miss Burton wonld simply be taken unawares.
A minute later Margaret was In ber
'bedroom, hurriedly donning a blue
.and whit* sprigged muslin, ber mnst
Ibecotnlng gown.   Afterward abe went
m-sancr sat BPmonisa,
out on the front porch and seated ber
•elf In the low rocker tbat waa bet
favorite retreat
Presently tbe gate flanged. Peering
excitedly through tbe vines, ahe saw n
middle aged man wltb ruddy cheeks
coming np the path.
John Urabam, nf course! And all at
once ahe knew abe had been secretly
(Doping be wonld enme.
Paualng at tbe steps, he asked courteously, with Uplifted hat:
I "Doea Margaret Hurtnn live here?"
' "That li my name." she replied and,
flushing, beld' out his letter. "Tbls
came a little while ago. There baa
been a mlatake. It Is Intended fnr the
Margaret Burton who Uvea In th* big
whit* nous* on tbe Dlxrtll* road. Our
letters often get mixed, l'm-l'm-
Tha man looked at her squarely for
the first time, a twinkle ln his On*
gray eyes.   Be even laughed a little.
"I thought strange of It when the
hotel porter sent me here. There waa
tint one Margaret Burton In my day.
Une wonld hardly expect to And two
ef a name In the same village."
"This place wns left to me Are yeara
■go by my ancle, Silas Spear."
"1 remember him well. I nsed to
•teal apples from that tree In tb* cornier or the fence." Bla smiling eyes
tield hers for a moment "May I sit
-down, please? I've had a hot dusty
Margaret aet forward a chair and
brought a glass of water from th*
Isprlng. She liked bla manner. It bad
ton ease and cordiality foreign to New
England. Bonn, greatly to ber surprise, she found herself talking to him
with the freedom ot an old acquaintance, i
- "Not a word waa said abont another
Kiss Burton," b* presently remarked.
A cloud suddenly darkened tbe bins
lot Margaret's sky, "1 am ao aorry—
hhnut the mistake." ahe faltered.
Hla mellow laugb rang out He waa
"evidently enjoying tbe situation.
"Are yon? Well, Pre noticed that
things usually happen Just about
tight." A queer expression crossed his
Ifac*. "Do you believe In fat*?" he
asked abruptly.
"Oh, I don't knnw." Her fnce flamed
hgaln at th* strange question. She felt
guilty and ashamed, as If she had done
enmethlng wrong, Rut ahe did not re.
"rent hla aenrchlng look. There wns
enmethlng ao sincere, so llknhle, about
►he man, Wby bad he come Into her
■If* since he wns to go so quickly ont
bf It? Bhe owed It tn her namesake
bnd to herself to speed hlm an bis'
Uray. I
"Vow Miss Burton's bona* la In plain'
aluht from the gate," ah* mid. rising
hastily. "If you are rested you umj
wish to go at once"
For a moment Jobn Graham heal
tated. Tbe porcb was cool alio inviting. Be followed ber down the fragrant path, ao deep In thought be hardly heard her simple directions or noted
tbe house abe pointed out
A sharp exclamation as a smart carriage turned tbe street comer sudden
ly recalled blm to himself.
"There's Mlas Burton now I" Mar-
garet caught her breath. "Vou were
asking If I believed In rate, I know
now I   Tea, I do believe In It"
Be shot her a qulxslral glance as he
slipped through tbe gate. The carriage
waa now very near. Miss Burton's
sudden appearance on tbe scene was
not so surprising aa one mlgbt be led
to think. A dying rumor ot her old
lover's return to bla native village bad
come to her ears. She bad set out for
the sole purpose of falling In wltb blm.
Emotions smoldered In her heart that
could easily b* fanned Into dame.
"Jobn tirahaml la it possible?" ahe
exclaimed In well acted astonishment,
and the carriage came to an abrupt
Crumpling Into hla pocket the letter,
whlcb was never to reach Its rightful
destination, John strode forward with
extended band.
'•So you bave not forgotten me. Margaret?"
"Forgotten you?" she echoed reproachfully. "Of course not. Tills Is
a delightful surprise. Won't you get
In with me?" sweeping back Ihe hi I
Iowa of ber shimmering gown to make
room at ber side. "I want to bear all
about yon."
Be climbed to tbe vacant place, and
tbe carriage rolled down the street.
Miss Burton's only recognition of Margaret had been a sllgbt arching or ber
baughty brows. She had been troubled
and puMled at finding John Graham In
the letter's company. Rumor said be
bad come back a rlcb man.
Margaret watched them ont of algbt
with a dull ache at ber heart. It wns
aa If something cheering and hopeful
had gone forever out of ber life. She
crept hack ,to the porch, feeling sndden
ly broken and old.
i The sun dropped slowly behind the
ipnrple hllla. By and by a vesper spar
row began IM evening song In the conl
dusk of the overhanging elm. Mar
igaret had hardly stirred for hours. She
'was aeelng a long vista of lonely years
I Never bad abe felt an sorely the need
'of human companionship, a strong
arm tn lean upon.
, Suddenly the Kate clicked. She lifted
ber hend with' a startled air. A atal
wart Hgnre loomed big ln tbe dnsk
nnd stillness, coming up the path. A*
It resolutely climbed tbe steps she
Bwept a shaking hand across her eyes
I "Ton see. I have come hack." John
Graham said, looking earnestly dcVti
at her.
Margaret aat speechless: It seemed
so unreal, so Ilk* a dream.
I "Don't be shocked by the Impetuous
ness nf my wooing," he wist on, a
thrilling tenderness In bis deep voice
"We never loiter over things In thi
hustling land where I bave mnde my
home. I came back to Roxboro tr
[mnrry the other Margaret Burton. But
It'a yon 1 want. Do you think yor
'could ever love me?"
j It waa as If a new note bnd come
(into the sparrow's song, and the leafy
boughs, tossing In the wind, seemed tr
i laugb for very happiness.
"I know I could," Margaret an
jawered softly.
|      Concerning Nice Things to Eat,
Odd. that the things we like are al
I ways bad for ua. Wby, for Instance
[should old bread be more wholesome
'than new? The bitters reputation l>
•simply shocking, and the excellence nt
the stale loaf la preached In even
household. Ter does bread fresh from
,the oven actually possess Injurious
qualities which It loses In a day or two.
or la It only our fancy? asks Rosa-
lllne In Black nnd White. Hard boll
{ed eggs when hot and not Included In
.pie or curry are dangerous to tackle,
but when cold nnd savory tlthlts nn
jtoast one may eat them wltb Impunity
[Of course plum pudding, salmon, all
nice eatables, hare u hnd character,
and sometimes one speculates If ii
may not be due to tbelr very nleenew
and bad Ita origin In bygone puritan-
No doubt good people once believed
It chastened the spirit to deny the Uesii
the delicacies It desired. Their senst
of personal virtue waxed stroimer aft.
er a meal of crusts nnd lentils that)
after one of turtle and fat capon, am)
It Is not Impossible thai In tbe course
of time we have confused physical
with moral well being. ,
8afe Security.
The great banker looked keenly at
the younn man. "So you are temporarily emliiimissed. ell?" tie naked
"1 am sorry to sny I nm," said the
young man. emboldened by bis man
"How much do yon want?"
"A hundred poiiinla would tide me
"And what security can you offer?"
"I can offer you," said the young
man Impressively, "my own personnl
The old man arose wltb a alow
amlle and raised the lid of an Iron-
bound chest which stood In the corner.
"Will you get In here, please?" he
"In there?   Why?"
"Because." was the reply, "tbls Is
the place In which always keep my
aecnrltJea."-Pearsoirs Weekly.
A Little Improvement.
Doctor—So your Insomnia is not quit'
to bad. eb?
Patient—Not null*, sir: sometime*
my foot goes to sleep nnw.-BoBtoi
Britain's New   Army   of   RecngnWed
Boy Cadets Flourishing.
Now that the Territorial Army is i
practically in full development, the '
War Office is turning its attention to
the organization of cadet corps form- i
ed of lads over 12 years of age. The ;
authorities have just issued in a draft [
form the regulations for cadet corps, '
which are to be submitted to the
Territorial Associations for comment.
The regulations, if appn -d, will not
have effect before the beginning of
the financial year' 1910-11. The cadet
corps mentioned in the new regulations must not be confused with what
were known as the cadet corps before
the days of the Territorial scheme.
These latter, raised by all the great
pnblic schools, are now officers' training corps, and have their definite
place in recruiting for the commissioned ranks of the Territorial Force.
The cadet corps witb which the new
rules deal ure those partially organized bodies belonging to many of the
secondary and elementary schools.
The rules state that a county organization shall not give official recognition to any cadet corps, under the
new system, "unless it is likely to
furnish recruits to the Territorial
Force." Cadet corps, also, must be
self-supporting, except for grants in
kind.   These grants will include:
Thirty round.- of miniature ammunition per man. under certain conditions.
Rifles or carbines and side-arms
such us arc available.
Five "converted" service rifles or
miniature rifles for every 100 qualified
Free use of Government land for
camps and Government rifle ranges.
Every cadet corps will be affiliated,
as soon as it is properly organized
and recognized, to the Territorial
unit. Cadets who enlist direct into
a Territorial unit may, at the commanding officer's discretion, be excused some or all of the customary
recruit drills. Moreover, their cadet
service after the age of 16 will be allowed to count for tho Territorial
Force Decoration. In the ordinary
way cadets will only be allowed to
stoy in their corps until they are
eligible to join the Territorials, except in school corps, when they will
be allowed to stay as long as they
sre at the school. No boy under the
age of 12 will be admitted to any
corps. Arms carried by recognized
cadets will be exempt from gun
license duty. To assist county associations in meeting necessary charges,
they will receive annually a grant
calculated at the rate ol 25s. for every
100 efficient cadets.
An Eton Character.
Stockbore, the Montem poet, used
to be quite a character ut Eton. He
had been in the navy before he settled at the school and succeeded
somehow or other in getting himself
regarded as the licensed versifier of
current events whenever Montem wns
celebrated. The quality of his verse
was not high, if, we may judge from
one specimen. It ran as follows:
"In   Royal   George  how  many   lads
were drowned.
A summut   near Spithead, not   Plymouth Sound.
And with them   went   to   swell   the
dreadful news,
A lot of women down, and several
He has got the main facts of tl|e
catastrophe all right, but the method
of expressing them seems to leave
something to he desired.
Stockbore was blessed with twelve
children, whom he named Phoelio
Boreas Ann, Hezekiah Samson, Venus
Britannia, William Shakespeare Pindar, Isaac Simon Brunswick Grnuby,
Silver Dove Ann, Georgius Antrohus,
Mary Maud. Paul, Pauline, l*erber-
tus William, and Saul Henry. It is
a wonder that when they came to
years of ability they did not combine
to murder their devastating progenitor. Stockbore seems to have possessed a good deal ol humor, however,
and some real tulent as an improvisator. George III. always gave
him a piece of gold on the Fourth ol
June.—From "Eton Memories," by
an Old Etonian.
Giants In the House.
Mr. J. Cathcart Wason, M.P., who
recently gave u luncheon to Sir
Joseph Ward, New Zeuland's Premier,
is one of two brothers in the House,
the ether being the Right Hon.
Eugene Wason. They are the tallest
and heaviest M.P.'s. The former represents the most northerly constituency in the British Isles—namely,
Orkney and Shetland—and he has
completely won the hearts of his constituents. When he lands Irom the
steamer, as all must do, in a boat, he
does not wait for the little croft to be
pulled up high and dry on the beach,
but just puts his leg over the gunwale and wades stolidly through the
surf. On shore he strides from one
group of fishermen to another in his
high boots, und you hear a constant
succession of "Hoo's a' wi' ye,
Sandy?" "Awoel, Andra; hoo arc ye
the day?" Thus it is ho has ycured
tin; devotion of the men.
An Artistic Prince.
Tho young Duke of Saxe-Cobourg,
who lately passed hia five-und-twen-
tieth' birthday, is stated to be the only
English public school boy who has
become a reigning prince. His lamented lather, Prince Leopold, possessed a great predilection for music
and the arts—a taste that has been
transmitted to the son, who also in-
bin-its from his mother a cheerful and
amiable disposition, which even his
strict training us a German officer
bas not been uble to quell. His only
siBter, Princes Alexander of Teck. hns
much in common with him, and hia
uncle, tne lute Duke of Edinburgh.
who preceded him ln the Dukedom
of fJoxe-Cobnrg, was also a very clever
and very enthusiastic musician.
Manchester's Suburbs.
J.ondnn la not the most congested
se»tion ot England. The region nbout
M'nohester hns this distinction. The
latter hns n million lo start with, and
Liverpool, only twenty miles away,
hao nearly 800,000. Then there are
Bo'ton and a hundred communities
within a 25-milo radius of Manchester
which contain 7,500,000, or 500,000
more than .renter London.
The Journalist Who For So Many
Years Ran The Toronto Mail Started as a Printer In The Globe Office
—Worked at Sugar Trade Until He
Entered the Commons — Ran Sir
John A.'s Personal Organ.
The late Christopher W.- Bunting
was a man of whom everyone connected witn the old generation of Toronto newspapermen speaks wnn
kindliness anu even with veneration,
not only for his abilities, but for bis
genuine good lellowship. Though lie
has been dead now for over twelve
years, an old-timer returning from
•Jaluornia or some distant locality
wanders into The Mail ollice, witn
which tie waa so long identified, and
asks for Mr. Bunting and is shocked
to leuru tnat be is dead. His capacity was sucb that when he went into
The Ulobe composing room as a lad
to learn his trade as a printer, he waa
made foreman before his term of apprenticeship nod expired. Later
when he left the newspaper business
and went to Niagara Falls, Ont., to
engage in the sugar business, he was
ere long prominent as a Conservative,
and in the seventies waa elected to
Uie House of Commons.
Old Conservatives on the Niagara
peninsula used to hold a frieuuly
grudge againat Mr. Bunting, for the
reason that hardly had he taken bis
seat than he removed to Toronto to
become editor of The Mail, which had
been established as a personal organ
of Sir John A. Macdonald, ana in
which in company with the present
owners he had obtained a financial
interest. Later, when in 1886 a breach
arose between himself and Sir John,
he essayed the dangerous . and very
difficult game pf independent journalism. He weathered the storm for
eight years; indeed until several years
alter Sir John bad been laid in his
grave. Then it became apparent that
the city of Toronto was the most absurdly "over-newspapered" burgh on
the continent of America and then
Bunting by his superb diplomacy effected an amalgamation without the
sacrilic of a single man, whereas the
staff f The Empire backed by the
power of Mackenzie Bowell administration was turned into the street with
hardly a thank you for the up-hill
work they had done. It is said oi
Mr. Bunting that though a merger
of some kind was absolutely necessary
he resolutely stuck to his guns and
saved the situation of every employe
from cellar to garret.
Tl. _■ are many anecdotes illustrating. Mr. Bunting's disposition and
temperament and one used to be told
with great gusto by his old staff.
There was in his day a politician,
since dead, who was ambitious und
thou gbt that lame was to be achieved
by the space given to his speeches in
the newspapers. He was the type oi
man who, If the organ of his own party gave him three columns, would
come round and whine that the reporters had not done their duty, ami
if the opposition newspaper gave "two
sticks" to the same speech, would
unctuously thank the reporters of
that journal for the consideration
shown him. Mr. Bunting was on expert in handling gentry of this kind.
In' his way he was a consummate
actor and when the politician would
come around with his complaint, he
would send for the reporter and with
a twinkle in his eye that the young
man thoroughly understood, thunderously asked him:
"Why, in the face of my explicit
orders, did you fail to report this
gentleman's speech verbatim? How
often have I to tell you a thing to
make you understand it? Let me warn
you, sir, that if this sort of thing
goes on yon will be dismissed."
The reporter would help out the
farco by murmuring apologetically
about not having time to transcribe
all his notes. The politician would go
away mollified and Mr. Bunting
would laugh heortily after he had departed, and s.-.y to the reporter: "Cut
the old grouch down to two sticks
next time."
Another .Marathon Prodigy.
That Canada can turn out other
great long-distance runners besides
Tom Longboat, was made clear at
Lowell, Mass., the other day when a
dark-faced, slender boy from Quebec
trotted home ot the head of a long
line of runners, including John J.
Hayes, winner of the Olympic Marathon. Hans Holmor—for that was
boy's name—not only won with the
greatest ease, but clipped 18 seconds
off the world's record for the distance.
That he could have shortened it by
minutes had he been pressed wss the
opinion of all who witnessed his feat.
He ran the 26 miles and 386 yards
in 2 hours, 43 minutes, snd 37 seconds. Holmer is s resident of Quebec city, ond is well known throughout Canada as a great long-distance
runner. It may be that he developed
his tremendous endurance climbing
the hills of the Ancient Capital. Anyone who haB ever walked much about
the city in question will realize what
grand training it is for anything from
a marathon to a six-day bicycle roce.
Peace Centenary.
The form of petition addressed by
the Canadian Peace and Arbitration
Society to the Government of the Dominion is well calculated to impress
on the whole people of this country
the value of peace and the hateful-
ness of war. The motive is to secure
co-operation between Canada and tho
United States in arranging for an international commemoration of the
closo of a century of uninterrupted
peace between these two countries.
The petition should be widely circulated and numerously signed.—Globe,
Hasn't 8worn For 30 Years.
In an extraordinary suit for separation and division of property nt Vancouver, Hugh Nelson, an Englishman,
aged 60, said under onth, that he hod
never used a swear word in thirty
years.   The partial are wealthy.
Above my head the shields are stained with rust,
The wind  has taken hia spoil, the
moth his part.
Dust of dead men beneath my' kneel,
and dust,
Lord, in my heart.
Lay Thou the hand oi faith upon my i
The priest has prayed, tbe silver bell
has rung.
But not for him. O unfnrgotten tears.
He was so young!
Shine, little lamp, nor let thy light
grow dim.
Into what vast dread dreams,   wbat
lonely lands.
Into whut griefs hath death delivered
Far from my honds?
Cradled is he, with halt hia prayer!
I cannot learn the level way lie goes.
He whom the harvest hath remembered not
Sleeps with the rose.
Shine, little lamp, fed with sweet oil
and prayers;"
Shine, little lamp, as God's own eyes
may shine,
When He treads softly down His starry stairs
And whispers "Thou art mine."
Shine, little lamp, for love hath fed
thy gleam
Sleep, little soul, by God's own hands"
set free,
Cling to His arms and sleep,   and,
sleeping, dream.
And, dreaming, look for me.
(Note.) In many English churches
before the Reformation a little lamp
was kept continually burning, called
the Lamp of Poor Souls. People were
reminded thereby to pray ior the
souls of those dead whose kinsfolk
were too poor to pay for special prayers nnd masses.
—Marjorie L. C. Plokthall, Scrib-
ner's Magazine,
Chief Examiner of Masters and Mates.
In Canada Who Has Been Occupying, Spain's Place Since Latter's-
Retlrement la •Prominently Name*
For Post—la Member of Astronomical and Arte Societies.
Capt. Louis A. Demers, chief examiner of musters and mates in Canada, has also been acting as wreck
commissioner for some time, and it.
Ib thought will succeed Capt. Spain,
who retired irom that office. It was
said that Admiral Kingsmill would '
likely take tbe post, but his other
duties in connection with naval mat-
ters are so numerous tjiat it is now
claimed he will be unable to attend
to the various marine investigations.
How Two of Them Were Rescued In
the Bowery by the N. Y. Coppers.
Some years ago two oi the brawniest members of the Toronto police
force who wero bachelors and had
suved a little money decided to spend
u holiday in New York. Naturally i
they wanted to take in all the sights,
and like most visitors who are not
attached to a feminine companion,'
decided to take in the Bowery. They
were men oi sober habits and were
not out ior a riotous time. They just
wanted to see the life ol the East
side. They took in "Suicide Hall" |
and Steve Brodie's, and many other
delectable resorts, and presently, aa
is the hospitable custom oi the Bow-
ery with strangers, a waiter tried to
steal some change irom them. They
protested and got in return a shower
of Bowery dialect not unseasoned with
what is legally known aa "low abuse." i
The two big members oi Toronto's
finest, looked at each other somewhot
us did Bill Nye and Truthful James
.in Bret Harte's poem when they'
found that they had been cheated at
poker by the Heathen Chinee. They
rose and proceeded to take the change
awuy from the waiter. There was a'
whistle and presently Bowery toughs
appeared from oil quarters like beea
from a hive that has been kicked over.
Back to back the big fellows fought
their way to the street with Bowery
boys dropping around them. An
alarm was already in and presently
the reserve squad oi the station came
along with their night sticks, ready
to pull in the persons who were making a "rough house." By some ires
masonry the two Canadians managed
to slip it to the New York "cops" that
they, too, wore the uniior.n when at
home. A fraternal relation was at
once established and the squad turned in with their night sticks and finished up the job that the. Toronto
men had commenced. Then they all
went over to the station and swapped
Big Hep Yield.
Operations at the Preston Hop
Yards, one of the most extensive in
Canada, were concluded recently.
'For sixteen doys, with but one interruption on account of a shower,
200 pickers, Indians Irom Brantford
Reserve, worked harvesting one oi
the best hop crops gathered in years.
In addition, it required a staff of 30
box-tenders, teamsters and laborers at
the hop barn to care for the crop.
The yield of hops wus approximately
3,000 boxes, for which 50 cents u box
was paid ior picking, a number picking over one hundred boxes in all.
The crop when dried and packed will
aggregate twenty tons.
This unique enterprise has been
conducted successfully for many yeari
by J. D. Moore, ex-M.P.P., and now
registrar of Waterloo. It. annually
attracts many visitors irom a distance.
Are Not Immune.
The important thing is that there
is a noticeable development of the
spirit of independence in the party
press on both sides, and that the
politicians are uwakening to the fact.
This is one of the hopeful signs ot
the political situation in this country.
Perhaps no greater calamity could befall a party than to allow any group
of politicians to harbor the delusion
that because they bear the. party
name they are Immune from criticism
and entitled to the thick-and-thin support oi their party press. This is true
of all parties; human nature is pretty
much the same in all, and constant
watchfulness is the price that must
bs paid for safety.—Sentinel-Review,
Fort Garry In Grain.
The reproduction of old Fart Garry
gateway in threshed A'heit and
threshed oats as a feature of ihe de-
corations of Winnipeg in connection
with the meeting of the British As-
sociution' for the Advancement of Science was the happy idea oi Mx. J.
Bruce Walker, the Commissioner ol
Immigration. The wheat used was
the finest No. 1 hard, and the threshed oats were oi the same high quality.
all over Canada and Capt. Demers-
will no doubt assume these duties in.
a subordinate capacity to the admiral. He, however, has been filling
the position as acting commissioner
since last spring and has given very
general satisfaction, both to the department and the public.
Capt. Demers was born in Montreal
in the month oi August, 1862, and
wos educated in the Montreal Academy, where he followed a commercial'
course. Later he studied navigation
in London, Eng., and passed his examination. The early part of Capt.
Demers' life was passed in sailing*
ships in almost every part of the
world. From 1891 to 1903 he has*.
been in the employ of the Canadian
Government on the cruisers of the
protective service, and in the latter
year he was appointed professor of
the first marine school established
in Canada. In 1904 he was trade assistant examiner and during the same-
yeur wns promoted head of the same
department. Besides being acting'
wreck commissioner since the retirement of Capt. Spain, he is also superintendent of the pilotage authorities,
of Montreal and Quebec. He was
elected a member oi the Royal Astronomical Society in 1905 and has-
also hod the honor oi being elected
a member of the Royal Society of
Arts, being the first French-Canadian
on whom these honors have been bestowed. Capt. Demers was married
in London, Eng., to Miss Elizabeth
Craggs, daughter oi a well-known
merchant service captain. He is a.
son of Leoandre Demers, a well-
known contractor of Montreal.
The "Sillinger" Stakes.
It only takes a tew hours to get
irom any part oi England to Don-
caster, see the race ior the St. Leger—
and return home. Yet in the coaching times a journey irom London to-
Doncoster occupied a couple of days.
Taking its name irom a iamous Don-
caster sportsman, Col. St. Leger—properly pronounced "Sillinger" — the
race is the second oldest horse-racintr
event in the country. It was founded in 1776, and always arouses tlio
greatest enthusiasm in the North of
England. In fact, in the pre-railwuy
days, laborers living fifty miles awny
would save up their shillings for
weeks, wslk to Doncoster, see t lie-
race, hove a bet, and walk home
John Scott, wbo .in his day wos visited by peers, lawyers, poet*, and
authors oi all degrees, trained sixteen
St. Leger winners. There have beoit
many memornble finishes to the race.
nnd on one occasion a horse namwT
Theodore, against whom the od-l.
were quoted at 1,000 to a walking-stink
—officially, 1,000 to 5 — won handsomely.
The largest field was thirty, in 1825;
and the smallest four, in 1783 and
1785. A horse named Ninety-Three
won in 1793.
~i i —*
The Better Book.
Grant Allen was sitting one day
under the shade oi the sphinx, turning for some petty point oi detail to
his Baedeker.
A sheik looked at him sadly and
shook his head. "Murray" good," he"
said in a solemn voice of warning.
"Baedeker no good. What Ior you
use Baedeker?"
The sheik crossed his hands and
looked down on him with the pitying eyr* of Islam. "Baedeker hut
book," he repeated. "Murray very,
very good. Murray ssy, 'Give the
sheik half a crown," Baedeker say,
'Give the sheik a shilling'."
CrlUetlng Peer's Story.
Birthday congratulations are due to
Lord Hnwke, who has just celebrated
his fiftieth birthday. A direct descendant of the famous Admiral who
defeated Admiral Conflaus of Belle,
isle, in 1759, he himself has contributed a small share towards upholding the fighting traditions oi his family, by serving as an officer in the
3rd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment.
Perhaps his lordship is best known
us n cricketer, and he has tuken part
in his favorite game in India, Soutli
Africa, the United States and Canada. THE   REPORTER.   NEW   MICHEL,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA
"Mrs. A. H. Thomson had Heart Disease, Lumbago and Rheumatism,
and Tells How She was Restored
to Health.
Brantford, Ont. — (Special).—How
-•colds, La Grippe and other minor
ills settle on the Kidneys and develop
Rheumatism, Heart Disease, Bright s
Disease and other terribly dangerous
ailments; and how any and all of
them are cured by Dodd'B Kidney
Pills is fully shown in the case of Mrs.
A. H. Thomson, whose home is at 48
Albion Street, this city.
Mrs. Thomson was, some years ago,
•taken with Cold and La Grippe, and
"Straining, which aflected her Kidneys,
And the result was Backache, Lum-
lingo, Rheumatism and Heart Disease,
which caused both her and her iriends
grave anxiety.
She hod Buffered some years when
•she heard of cures effected1 by Dodd's
Kidney Pills, and bought a box, which
«he used with such splendid results
that she continued to take them till
she was cured. Since then she has
nsed Dodd's Kidney Pills in her own
family and recommended thefn widely
•to her friends, all ol whom have warm
words of praise ior the standard Canadian Kidney remedy, Dodd's Kidney
Heart Disense, Rheumatism, Lum-
Tingo ond Bright's Diseose ore all Kidney Diseases or are caused by diseased
•kldneyB. You can't have any oi them
ii you keep your KidneyB sound and
your blood pure. Dodd's Kidriey Pills
make the Kidneys sound. SoUnd Kidneys strain all the impurities out oi
the blood.
Xittle Tommy—Say, maw, if I was
■twins would you buy the other boy a
jjlass ol lemonade, too?"
His mother (at the counter)—Oi
■course dear.
Little Tommy—Then, maw, you ain't
•going to do me out oi another glass of
lemonade just because I'm in one
Doubting His Joy
Her Fatber—"Yesterday I won the
prize in the lottery, and today you
come and ask me tor my daughter's
Suitor—"Yes, you know one bit oi
good luck always brings another."—
Meggendorfer Blaetter.
Minard's Liniment for sals everywhere
A Steady Job
"Peculiar thing about women, iBn't
it?" said the benedict.
"What's peculiar ahout them?" que-
Tied the innocent bachelor.
"Why," explained the other, "niter
a woman gets married she wonders
three times a day as long as she lives
•what to get tor the next meal."
Double Rate
"Frayed Frederick—Dis paper sex dat
■Roosevelt's publishers give him a dollar a word.
Tattered Theodore—Dnt's nothin'. I
wunst eot $2 a word—When I sassed
the judge.
Horrible Punishment
Elsie (aged 12)—They punished me
ior misbehaving at cooking school to-
Fond Mother—You don't say 1  How
did they minish you?
Elsie—They made me eat what I
MoBter—Describe the route you
would have to follow to get to the
Martinique Islands.
Pupil—I first proceed to Southampton .
"Well, and then?"
"Then I go aboard a steamer, and
leave the rest to the captain, who
knows the way much better than I do.
"Well, there's one thing about the
weather—it's always a safe topic of
conversation." "I thought it was
when I met Lendham today; but when
I commenced to talk about it he aaid:
"Yes. it's unsettled; and that reminds
me of that account oi yours."
He—I called to ask for your hand.
She—Well, call again.
-diMrden stmt ths-
•f -childr-m drugs
seldom is gMtj and
oftea d. kana.
Caraful feeding and
bathing arc the kabies'
Scott's Emulsion
ia the f eotUnedicine that
not only nourishes them
most, hut also regulates
their digestion. It is a
wonderful tonic for children of all ages. They
rapidly gain weight and
health on small doses.
Scad tic., asms or paper snd tbls sd. for
our besutlful Savings Bonk sad Child's
Sketch-Book. Back Uak ooaulis •
Good I,uck Penny.
IM W.Hi.siM St, Watt, TsMte, Ont
W. N. U„ No. 763
Canadian National Game Is Spreading All Over the World,    i
Lacrosse is probably the most exciting game known to the athletic
world. Although only 45 years oi age
as a white man's pastime, it has
nevertheless been played by the Indians ior many years. In its old form
many Indians took part, and with
two curious looking sticks carried by
each player the game moved iast over
the red man's pluygronnd. For many
yearB it waa entirely unknown to the
white man. The late Dr. W. George
Beers, of Montreal, who is known as
the father of lacrosse in Canada, took
hold of the game seme 40 years ago
and reduced it to the middle stages
oi periection, which stamped it as the
premier oi outdoor games. Clubs
began to spring up in Montreal,
Caughnawaga, Cornwall, St. Regis
and Ottawa, and these places were
pioneers in establishing the popularity oi the game. Then the city oi
Toronto fell info line. In those days
the Indian was the peer, if not the
superior, of the white man. Upon
the visit oi the Prince oi Wales, now
King Edward, to Canada, a lacrosse
(tame was one oi the principal sporting events on the program in his
honor, and he thoroughly enjoyed
witnessing the combat between the
redskins and the pale-iaces, aa the
whites are called by the red men.
Boon after this the game began to
spread and become one oi science,
initead oi one of speed and endurance, and to-day, when played by
members of the big leagues,1 it is one
of the headiest and most scientific
games known to athletes. Passing
and combination work has taken the
place of endurance, and where there
was only one association throughout
al] Canada, there are now seven with
a club membership running up into
the hundreds, and active members
numbering into the tens of thousands.
Not only has the game progressed in
Canada, but also in the United States,
where the colleges and city clubs are
taking it up and employing Canadian
coaches. England is taking hold of
the gome in a most remarkable manner. In Australia and New Zealand,
Canada's national game il going
ahead by leaps and bounds.
Strange as it may seem, while the
white men have mastered the redskins at playing the game, no paleface has yet become proficient in the
art oi. making a lacrosse stick. The
Indian is naturally a born whittler,
and as soon as he is able to handle
a knife is found at work whittling a
piece of hickory.
The making of a lacrosse stick is
far more difficult than a look at it
would indicate. From the time the
trees sre felled until the lacrosse is
strung up ready for shipment requires
generally about four months.
Only the butt, or first six feet, of
a hickory tree is used in manufacturing the lacrosse sticks, the balance being too brittle to take the
sharp curves. The wood is split up
into strips 11-4 inches wide and
shaped up with a draw-knife ready
ior the bending iorms. They are
then air dried for irom two to three
weeks so that the steam will penetrate. When the sap is considered to
be all out ot the wood it is placed
in a steadier, and when soft, bent
over a form and wired. The stick iB
allowed to stand for six weeks, so
that it will keep its shape when the
wires are removed. After the wires
are removed, the sticks are taken to
the gougers and a portion removed
about the middle, of the stick,' so
that the backs can be steamed and
They are again allowed to aeason
In thiB manner ior Bome weeks. The
stick is then rounded about the handle sufficiently to allow it to be
doulled. When doulled they are
passed along to be back-Bhaped, after
which the inside is token out by a
draw-knife and the stick ia passed
along to the men who whittle the
most important part of the lacrosse,
which is at the different bends. This
is really where the fine points of
lacrosse-making come in. At this
particular part there are many different curves and thicknesses and a
small shaving must be whittled off
here and there to get them to the
proper proportion and weight. Only
men of long experience are employed
at this particular work. When this
portion of the stick is completed it is
heated and bent up at the crook and
{lassed on to a boring machine, where
he holeB are bored to receive the
strings. The stick is then Band-
papered and a coat of filling is ap-
?lied, and the stringing takes place,
his latter part of the work is done
by both squaws and Indians, the
former being equally as expert st
this branch as the latter. The string
of the higher grade lacrosse sticks
are generally clock cord or catgut,
which is manufactured in England.
The leaders or guard is made from
rawhide. It oftens happens that
every member of the family is employed in the manufacturing of lacrosse sticks.
Otter Skins Seized.
Panl Nathon, Ville Marie, Quebec,
which is situated across Lake Temis-
kaming from Haileybury, had 26 otter
and 429 muskrat skins in his rooms
■t the King Edward Hotel, Toronto,
. jcently. He has been endeavoring to
dispose oi them to local dealers.
Provincial Inspector Greer got a
clue to the presence oi the skins. He
met Nathon by appointment and the
seizure followed.
The law is strict about the killing
of otter, and the minimum fine is S2U
ior each skin.
The next morning Mr. Nation, with
a lawyer, spent some time in the office of Edwin Tinsley, superintendent
of games and fisheries. Nation's
claim is that the skins were obtained
in Quebec and are consequently beyond the jurisdiction of Ontario
College Sentiment
Dr. Blank, about twenty years a
professor in the University oi Virginia, was on the eye of, a trip to Europe, to be absent two years. In pathetic and rather harrowing tones he
made his farewell address to his class.
"Yes, I am about to part with you.
This is more than, distressing to me.
Would that there was a window in my
breaBt, my dear boys, that you might
see the innermost recess oi my
A stripling in the rear, seized with a
happy thought, shouted:
"Professor, would a pane in the
stomach do?"—Lippincott's.
II one be troubled with corns and
warts, he will find in Holloway's Corn
Cure an application that will entirely
relieve suffering.
Uncle George—Hullo, Willie; been
having a swim
Willie—Yob, uncle; but I'm only
learning, same as you.
Uncle George—Same as me? What
do you mean?
Willie—Why, dad was telling us only yesterday as how you had an awiul
job to keep your head above water.—
The Sketch. '
Spanking does not cure children, oi
bed-wetting. There is a constitutional
cause {or this trouble. Mrs. M. Summers, Box W. 77, Windsor, Ont., will
send tree to any mother her successiul
home treatment, with full instruo-
tins. Send no money but write her
to-day 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.
In Pullman Parlance
Two Pullman car porters meet outside the Grand hotel after a night's
"Where's Ike Stevens, Bill? He
hasn't been on the job for two nights."
"No. He had a birth up at his
"Girl or boy?"
"Huh! I don't call that a birth. I
call that a section."—New York Telegraph.
Lifebuoy Soap is delightfully re-,
freshing for Bath or Toilet. For washing underclothing it is unequalled.
Cleanses and purifies.
"That's a fine house," said Brown to
Jones, "and yet I cannot bear to look
at it."
"Why not?" asked Jones.
"Why?" repeated Brown. "Because
the owner built it out of the blood and
the groanB of his fellowmen; out of
the grief oi children and the wails oi
' "Great Bcott I" exclaimed Jones.
"The brute! What is he—a money;
"Oh, no, dear iriend; he is a dentist!"
Ii you want to Bee a happy woman,
just call on Mrs. Mollie Dixon, 59
Hoskim Ave., West Toronto.
"After ten years oi suffering irom
Kidney Disense, I believe I owe my
life to Gin Pills. Beiore I began
using Gin Pills, my back ached so
much that I could not put on my own
shoes, but alter taking three boxes oi
Gin Pills, these troubles are all gone.
It is a pleasure Ior me to add one
more testimonial to the grand reputation oi "Gin Pills."
60 cents a box—6 boxes ior $2.60—
at all dealers. Sample tree if you
write National Drug & Chemical Co.
(Dept. N.U.), Toronto, Ont.
The other morning an invoice clerk
turned up at his office even .later than
usual. His employer, tired of waiting
for him, had himself gone about the
work. The enraged merchant laid his
pen aside very deliberately.
"Mr. Jones," he said sternly, "this
will not do!"
"No, sir," replied Jones, drawing off
liis coot as he glanced over his employer's shoulder, "it will not. You
have made these invoices out to the
wrong people. Far better to h,ave
waited till I came!"
Is the Result Obtained When Or.
Williams' PinH Pills Are Used
To have good health you must have ,
good blood. It is only when the blood
j bad that the health il poor. The
blood is the life-giving fluid oi the j
body—it is therefore an absolute ne-1
cessity that it should be kept iree {
iiom all impurities and- poisons. To
do this nothing can equal Dr. Williams' Pink Pills ior Pale People.
These Pills make new, rich blood with
every dose; they drive out every impurity—every poison—and thus give
good health. Concerning tbem Miss
Bernadette Lapointe, oi St. Jerome,
Que., says:—"For several yearB my
health was very bad—my system was
completely-run down. I had indigestion almost continually; my heart was
weak; I had headaches and backaches,
and was sore all over. My blood wa»
very poor and more than once I was
in despair. I tried many supposed
remedies but none oi them helped me.
One day a Iriend advised me to try
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills, telling me
that she had found- them good in a
case Bimilar to mine. I followed her
advice and began taking the pills.
They soon gave me some Blight re-
liei. Encouraged by this I continued
their use for several months and they
strengthened my whole system. I am
to-day in excellent health and always keep Dr. Williams' Pink Pills in
the house ior ii I feel a litle out oi
sorts I take a box oi Pills and am
soon alright again."
Thousands oi young girh throughout Canada suffer just as Miss Lapointe did. They are sickly all the
time and are totally unable to take
the enjoyment out oi life that every
healthy girl should, They need a
tonic to build them up—to, enable
them to withstand the worries of
household or business duties; to give
them strength to enjoy social life.
Such a tonic is Dr. Williams' Pink
Pills ior Pale People. These Pilli
give blood to bloodless girls; they
strengthen the nerves; banish headaches and backaches; cure indigestion,
rheumatism, heart palpitation and
relieve the many ills oi girlhood snd
womanhood. Sold by all medicine
dealers or direct by mail at 50 cents
a box or. six boxes ior $2.50 irom
The Dr. Williams' Medicine Co.,
Brockville, Ont.
As an . express train was going
through a station, one ol the passengers leaned too for out oi the window,
overbalanced, and fell out. He, fortunately, landed on a |and heap, so
that he did himseli no great injury,
but. with torn clothes, ond not a few
bruises, said to a porter who was
standing by:
"What shall I do?"
"You're all right, mister," said the
porter, "Your ticket allows you to
break your journey."
An aged Scot told his minister that
he was going to make a pilgrimage to
the Holy Land.
"And while I'm there," said the pilgrim, complacently, "I'll read the Ten
Commandments aloud Irae the top o'
Mount S,anai."
"Sanders," said the minister, "take
tny advice. Bide at hame and keep
Just Shopping
"At least you doctors are not bothered, by shoppers."
"Aren't we? Many a woman haB
gotten my prices on a fashionable operation that Bhe never intended to
In Demand
"That's a very popular man."
"Yes; he'll listen to the  details   oi
your summer trip without insisting on
telling about hiB own."
Protect the child irom the ravages
ol worms by using Mother GraveB'
Worm Exterminator, It is a standard
remedy, and yearB oi use have enhanced its reputation.
Two of a Kind
Mrs. Boggs—"I hate to have a'man
always complaining about some little
thing. Now, my husband is continually harping on the lace curtains."
Mrs. WoggB.—"Yes, and my husband has been kicking on our iront
door every morning at 3 o'clock for
the past twenty years."
Deafness Cannot Be Cured
by local application*, ss ther cannot fetch'th* diseased portion ot tbe car. There Is only one way to
cure deafness, and thai la by constitutional remedleo.
Deelnese Is caused by an Inflamed condition ot the
mucous llnlnt ol the Eustachian Tub*. Whsn thi*
tube I* Inflamed you have s rumbling sound or Imperfect, bearing, and when It to entirely closed, Deal-
ocm I* the result, and unless th* Inflammation can be
taken out and thi* tube restored to IU normal condition, hearing will be destroyed forever; Dine cases
out of ten sre caused by Catarrh, which a nothing
but an Inflamed condition ol th* mucou* surface*.
Wc will give One Hundred Hollars tor any case ot
Deafness (caused by catarrh) that cannot be cured
by Hall'* Catarrh Cure. Send tor circular*, tree.
F. J. CHENEY * CO.. Toledo, O.
Sold by Drugglats. TB*.
Tats UaU'i Family Pill* lor conmpaun,
There may be nothing new under
the sun, but there nre lots oi iresh
"She seems to be in an awiul
"She is. She promised to meet her
husband at ,1 o'clock, and it's nearly
five now."—Detroit Free Press.
Bear Island, Aug. 26,1903.
Minards' Liniment Co., Limited.
Dear Sirs,—Your traveller is here
today and we are getting a large quantity ol your MINARD'S LINIMENT.
Wc find it the best Liniment in the
market making no exception. We have
been in business thirteen years and
j have handled all kinds, but have drop-
1 ped them all but yours; that sells
! itself; the others have to be pushed
to get rid of.
A Rough Season.
Colin Fraser, veteran fur trader, arrived at Edmonton irom Fort Chippe-
wayan early in August with $16,000
worth oi fun, mostly beaver and rata.
He report* other fun very scarce.
He Bays the jonrney in was uie roughest in hit experience, A number ol
the bridges were carried away by high
water. He lays tha Indiani would
bave starved had It —i been an open
aaaaon tor beaver.
'Move on," said the policeman.
'You can't walk over me," snarled
the suspicious-looking loiterer.
"Can t, eh?" rejoined the policeman.
'I've walked over many a beat in my
time."—Philadelphia Ledger.
"I got ahead a little once," snid the
talkative cobbler, "and took a flier in
Wall street."
"Lost your entire capital I suppose,"
commented the customer.
"Oh, no." rejoined the cobbler; "I
held on to the last.   They didn't quite
fet   my   awl."—Philadelphia   Public
Ten-year-old ThomaB had been away
for the holidays and on his return hail
to submit to fatherly interrogations.
"I hope you were a good boy, Tommy," remarked his paternal parent.
"Pretty good," wos the cheerful response.
"Well, I hope you weren't a really
bad boy."
"Not very," said Thomas thoughtfully.   "I was juit comfortable."
Prosecuting Attorney—Your honor,
the bull pup has gone and chawed up
the court Bible.
Judge.—Well, make the witness kiss
the bull pup, then. We can't adjourn
court for a week just to hunt up a new
Bible.—San Antonio Express.
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Tariffs on New Lina Will Be Ptlow
All Other Routes.
A remarkable claim on behalf oi
the Grand Trunk Pacific has just
been made by the well-kpown engineer, Mr. Duncan MacPherson, who
has been prominently connected with
the location and construction oi the
National Transcontinental Railway.
He maintains that not only will the
Grand Trunk Pacific be able to best
any existing railway in Canada in
the cheapness with which it will be
able to haul Ireight, but that it will
tranaport grain irom "Winnipeg to
Quebec cheaper than the cheapest existing water route and far cheaper
than the present combination oi rail
and water routes between the two
points. He bases this assertion on
the directness oi tbe G.T.P. route
and the superior character ol its
roadbed.        ,
"The distance between Winnipeg
and Quebec," he said, "via the Transcontinental will be 1,351 miles, as
compared with 1,771 miles via the
Canadian Pacific Railway to Fort
William, and lake, canal and St.
Lawrence river, which route involves
five trans-shipments oi the grain. On
the Transcontinental a Mallet articulated compound locomotive will be
capable oi hauling a gross load of
-i,290 tons, or a net paying load of
2,860 tons, equal to 95,333 bushels ol
whaat. Assuming the earnings ol
such trains to be $4.40 per mile-
which will be exactly double the
earnings ol the C.P.R. Ireight trains
lor 1908—it is found that even at this
figure the cost per bushel over the
1,361 miles between Winnipeg and
Quebec is 4.25 cents. The lowest
known rate Irom Fort William to
Montreal, via the lake, canal and St.
Lawrence river, a distance of 1,216
miles was 4 cents per bushel in 1908.
This 4 cents per bushel ior 1,216 miles
would be equivalent to 4 decimal 44
cents lor 1,351 miles, so that at $4.49
a mile per train mile the engines
conld haul grain on the Transcontinental Railway, eastbonnd irom
Winnipeg to Quebec, ior 0.19 cents
per bushel cheaper than the cheapest
existing water route could haul it
the same distance, and 10.86 cents
per bushel cheaper than the present
combined rail and water routes.
"In tact," said Mr. MacPherson.
"the G.T.P. will be able to haul /the
grain at about one-quarter tbe present
rail and water rate."
Mamar Greenwood's Tour.
Hamar Greenwood, the member for
York in the British Parliament, has
not taken his annual trip to the Canadian Pacific coast this year, because
h i is putting in night and day sittings
in the House of Commons, with
speaking tours on behali oi the budget as extras. There are only about
twenty speakers in England, who can
command and hold large audiences,
and Mr. Greenwood ia certainly one
oi these
He is now touring Cornwall and
Devon on behali oi the budget league,
an organization with Mr. Haldane
the War Minister at the head, which
is re-invigorating the Government
throughout .the country. Mr. Greenwood started irom Exmouth, the
home oi Sir Walter Raleigh, on the
10th, and toured by motor through
two oi the most beautiful and historic
counties in the British Isles.
His plan of operation is to speak at
a noon-day meeting in some quaint
English town, and then to motor to a
larger town, and take one and sometimes two meetings in one night. In
this way, he will speak at all the
principal Cornish and Devon places
in about ten days. His voice never
tires and hjs six-feet ol good Canadian physique is equal to any work
that runs up against him. He knows
his subject, speaks lucidly and with
a minimum oi gesticulation, and never tails to ask for questions, and to
deal with them pointedly and politely
He ought to be at least Under Secretary at the Colonial .Office, for il
he does not know more about the
colonies and as much about the Government of the home country as many
so-called English statesmen, then he
is not worthy of the Dominion ot
which he is always so keen a champion.
Grain Export!.
The Census and Statistics Monthly
publishes records oi exports ol grain
from Canada in the years, 1900, 1905
and 1908. Of wheat we exported in
1900, 9,359,640 bushels, in 1905 41,-
905,937 bushels and in 1908, 45,879,058
Of oats we exported for the flrst
year 8,106,680 bushels; for the second
year, 3,869.302 bushels and lor the
third year, 4,829,025 bushels.
Of barley we exported for the first
year 2,412,972 bushels; for the second
year, 982.738 bushels, and ior the
third year, 2,707,154 bushels.
Wheat is obviously the great staple
oi our grain exports, but in 1908 we
exported about 10,000,000 bushels as
flour, which makes our total for that
year about 56,000 bushels, or only 18,-
000,000 bushels less than the total
quantity of wheat inspected for sale
in the Northwest provinces.
Profits In Potatoes.
Calgary business men announce
that $12,000 is the profit they are securing from 160 acres which they this
year leased in the vicinity ol Strath-
more and planted in potatoes.
They say that the crop now being
harvested will average at least 200
bushels to the acre.' Two four-horse
diggers snd 16 men nre harvesting the
crop at 16 acres per day.
The potatoes will be Btored at
Stratlimore in three-room houses each
60 feet by 20 feet, the total storage
being 25,000 bushels. One full train
of at least thirty cars would be required to handle this crop if it were
necessary to ship all at once.
Naval Evolution.
There may come a time when there
will be an imperial fleet jointly owned by nil the dominions ond administered by a board in which these
dominions will be represented. But
this will not be the next stage in the
development of imperial defence. The
first step is the creation of local navies by each ot the domlnioni.-
Winnipeg Free Preia.
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Religious Note
About the only people   who   don't
quarrel over religion are the people
who haven't any.—New York Times.
Hotelkeeper—Has the American
gentleman made any remarks about
his bill yet?
Waiter—Not yet. He is looking lor
some in his dictionary.—Pele Mcle.
Minard'i   Liniment Cum  Dandruff.
The Man—Is that a goose that I
shall have to carve?
Wile-Yes, dear.
The Man—James, bring me my
mackintosh.—Illustrated Bits.
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__ we will Mliual IW aaasy.
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Publication, Northern Ave, New Miihel'
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In nnd Around Town J
The Way of the World
Drink and the gang will drink with you,
Swear oft' and you go it alone,
Por the jolly bum who drinks your rum
-  Has a quenchless thirst of his own,
least and your friends are many,
'Fast and they cut you dead.
They'll not get mad if you use tliem bad
So long as the stomaph is fed. ' " '
t-jleal ii you gobble a million,
For then you can furnish bail,
It's the genteel thief who1 gets out on
While the needy one goes to jail.
You can't go around dry these
Frank Labelle pi Hosmer was a
visitor here on Wedaeaday.
The Trites-Wqod Co., are havinjj
their store at Michel, painted,   '    '
Liberals have opened connnittee
rooms over Soiqertbh Bro'a store,,
A. I. Fisher, liberal candidate
for Fernie district, is expected here
this evening.
The tenders art put for presents
for the Michel Christmas tree, See
The Conservatives have secured
Kribs vacant store and will open up
a committee room there early next
A special train over the G. N. R.
carried a nutpber of people to Fernie last night, to hear McBride and
Since the anow has coma there
are foot prints around the town,
but the most of them are pointed to
the Keporter ollice.
A commercial wire will be run
into Somerton Bro's. store. This
will be a great convenience to the
business men of New Michel.
On acccount of the extra work entailed by the installation of our
extra page we are a few hours late
this issue. We hope that pur patrons will excuse this for once,
Mr. C.P.R., a little black paint
formed into the letters N-ErW
M-I-C-H-E-L would be * great imr
provement tp the board on your
switching premises which now reads
Henry Birks & Son's, jewelers, of
V Vancouver, were before the police
court in that city recently, charged
With offering plk teeth for safe contrary to the gaii-g protection act.
They were'assessed 85 and cost*.
Charles Burrows, the noted boxer
of the Crow's Nest pass is now
graining the Cyclone Ki4 - for the
coining contest between himself and
Charlie Robinson, of Coleman,
wliich is to come off on November
20.—Frank Paper.
Any person wishing to danate towards Michel Children's Christmas
Tree can do so by sending their donation to the undersigned, A list
of all donations will be published in
the Michel Reporter. Ciias. Garner, Secretary Michel Christmas
Tree, Michel.
Fire broke out in the Brackman
it Ker Mills at Victoria, Wednesday afternoon, doing $20,000 worth
of damage to stock and machinery.
Two members of the fire department
were hit by splinters of china when
the stream from the hose struck the
crockery department.
The Board of Trade ordered 100 cojiieu
of the illustrated edition of the Reporter
In be sent to addresse.-' to bo furnished by
Uiu Secretary,
Fubscrik i.r Tin: Reporter.
Fisher the Man
Liberals nominate A. I. Fisher, of
Fernie as their Standard
' Bearer
4 large meeting of representative ' men' pi' the dibtrict
assembled iii the"p(ppra'H6u_e
at Fernie, on !Tinirsday night.
Delegates from all over the
riding v/ere pi-esciit and'A,' I.
Fisher 'was the unanimous
choice, fie was called in the
stage and for a good half hour
Addressed tliospprp'senf. His
address was well received-and.
the enthusiasm throjightiut
the house was'plaiiilyevident.
Everything is 'being put into
shape for an active campaign
and'the' Libera'ls 'throughout
this section are/ cpiifidenj* of
winning.   '
A few
Copies of
The Illustrated
Edition of
The -Reporter
can yet he
either at
Kennedy's Drug
or at thi§
Look fot the Oval Brand.
Guaranteed Unshrinkable.
Hewson Underwear is as
good as Hewson Tweeds,
Weber, New Michel
Liberal Meeting at Fernie
Fernie, Nov. 2.—A largely
attended meeting of 'Liberals
was held in the Miners' Hall
lisf night, at Which Pi*. King,
of' Cranbrook, spoke, and
resolutions of thanks to the
retiring Liberal leader, J. A.
MacD'onald, foi' his able5 leadership during' the' past seven
years, and wishing him fi long
tenure df the1 important position to which lie is soon to be
called, and' expressing full
confidence ip 'the abijity and
integrity 'of thp 'flew1''leader
John Oliver, 'mider whose
guidance the party'goes into
the presenj. contest. \ 'fhe
meeting was a riipst representative one and the enthusiasm
was spontaneous. ' A:'delegation was' selected, consisting
of ten, to represent Fernie in
the convention to nominate a
candidate, wn'ich was' called
for Thursday night in the
same hall, and notices were
sent to all the division's pf tbis
district tp 'haVe ' delegates
The discontent ainong Conservatives 'over the 'railway
policy' of the government
grows and the ' enthusiasm of
the liberals keeps pace with
thitt growth,
Sir Charles Hibbert tupper will
Vote Liberal Ticket
Vancouver, Nov. 3-In speaking of the 'bargain' between
the McBride government and
the Canadian Northern 'Kail-
way company as "wi}d and
unconsidered,"'" Sir • Charles
Hibbprfe Tupper to-day dtjclar-
ed that it was his inipntjon to
vote the liberal ticket, provided thp liberal party is as;
wholly opposed to the railway
policy of the government as
he \a. .;!.
This statement; by,- Sir
Charles followed an inquiry
addressed tq him 'as to' ibe
truth of § report persistently
circulated in liberal circles in
Vancouver, that it \yas hjs intention tp be ap independent
Conservative candidate, either
in Vancouver pi" Richmond.
'■I am not in pubjic ]\(e,v
remarked Sir Char}es, "and I
will not be a canpjidate. Howj-
ever I am opposed fo the
railway policy of the government. After reading Bowser's
speech I could not support
the railtvfiy policy, J lpok
upon the bargain made by the
government with the railway
company as wild and unconsidered, and I think perhaps
the government takes that
view of it also, owing to the
little time which they allow
the people to consider it,"
'■fit is rumored, Sir Charles,
that you may take the platform in opposition to -the
government. Is there any
truth in that?"
"That is a matter I have
not considered," replied Sir
Charles, without hesitation.
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To supnly Christmas proients to the children oi
New Ih-'O'd'iMlolier Order will bo.ilbout
$1,000.00'. All persons wishing to tender on same
will forward price lists and amount, on qi-beforo
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