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VOL. 2.
NO. 3
Toilet Lotions
mI Gold Creams
Superior preparation? for the care of chapped hands, all
roughness and redness pf the skin, tan, sunburn etc.
Non-rijreag^ and Readily Afc>$QrJ>ed
Allays the effects of Pa\\ Winds
Imperial Bank of Cswada
Head Office : TORbNTQ       ; '  !
' fapital Authorized qq.bob.OOQ '
Capital Paid Up $6,000,000.     '*-*    '    Reserve.Fund $6,000,000
Interest allowed on Deposits from Date of Deposit
Drafts, Money Orders and Letters of Credit Issued,  available in
 ;    Any part of tiie World ' -r^—   '"   ■■'	
Branches at Mlehal and Naw Michal.      T, B. BAKER, Manager
^t tjie Pig: Store
Special Showing ot Women's Misses and Children's
Fall aqd Winter Mijlinery
Exqhisive Novelties frpm Fashion's Centres, including Patteri) Ilats from
Lprt'dpii;' NeV York and Parjtj. In Children's HeadtPear vfp ai*e showing
a ivkiii range of Sil^'Embrpidefed, Corded1 Silk, Velvets'anil Bearskin jn
whiteaiid colore".   Drdp iri and see1 the new styles. <
Latest Novelties in Women'g Knitted Coat Sweaters, all cqlojrs and  newest styles. ■,J    '!   ■• ■'.•:' '7       ,   ■;   .    . ■;. ■jg.Wfo$4.00.
Silk shawls, scarfs, facinators, squares, motor scarfs, silk- embroidered
gauze ceiitres, d'oylies and cushion tops. We have just opened up a
large asisortrnent in these silk novelties, and invite J°ur inspection of
theBe special "Values.   ' '   ,       '7     '    ':   ■■'•    , '.
Misses and phildrpn's* pal) and Winter Coat?. Best values and
lowek prices combined,' with latest styles and serviceable materials,' make
these the best value in c'aats ever shown in Miphel.' . ~7$2.6"0 to $10.00
Women's skirts, coats and suits.in a wide range pf latest styles and fab
ric8. '     :'i -'.•-/ *'■;'*"''   ■'■;■ . ".'' ' '   '.  *       "j ■''"   '".
41 Meat marke| yj| AA
High-class Butchers
New Michel
,•      All meat fre^h killed---Prime Beef, Pork, and Mutton
Dairy Butter.   Mild-cured Hams and Bacon™-Fish
in Season
The Store. Where They Send Whiat You  Order
2    Deliveries   Daily     2
New (Michel, B. C.
pouglas & Stedman      .*?'•*!      ;       proprietors
RATES $2,00 A  DAY
x Evqrything First-Class and Comfortable
Nothing but white Jabqr ejnployed
Th$ frite$*Wpocl Qo, Ltd.
This brand in so well known, that it needs  np  recommend-
atipn from US. , '   ■    ,       '   ," , 7'
Lpt uf bo yom* Furnishers.
Specialists iii Mens' Wear,
Get tbe Habit. \Go to
BOYD & fiHUIR, Gt. Northern Hotel pipek, New Michel
Suits Cleaned andPressed.
" ' 1 "'"        . ''..' I'.', ' '■      ' I , ■.
The Reporter Will Issue An, Illus-
tratep! Industrial Number
As this town has been growing rapidly and her industrial development certain to attain an envied-place, the Reporter will, on (jctober 16, issue on fine, half tone paper, an
exhaustive review of the two towns and their progress.
While suitable illustrations will lighten up the pages of this
number, special attention will be giveii to.the history of tbe
town, its industries and natural resources.
Everyone who is Interested in the promising future of
the two towns shoujd join with thg Reporter in making this
number a decided success.
Bar Stocked
With' this"Finest
Unexcelled'  ,
McCOOL & MOORE, Proprietors
'«Elk Valley Beer,f
For a}l kinds pf
Fruit, Candy, Cjgars, Nuts and Ice-Cream,
Reward Offered
We Offer you a Saving of
= 10 per cent. =====
As we are only printing a limited number of the Special
Editjohj we would advise all desirous of sending copies
to their friends, \o Order at once.   Sixteen   pages  for  ten
Station Required at Once
The recent trip of C. P. R. pffipials through here and the
palpable evidenpe of the need of better railway facilities ahd
accommodation along the line, may probably result in much
good accruing to the poople of New Michel. From the business outlook, that must have been apparent to the railway
people, we cannot see how they can much longer delay giv>
ing New Michel wbat she is justly entitled to in the way of
station and surrounding advantages.- We Jook with a good
deal of confidence to the outcome, aud when it does arrive,
we feel assured it will be in no half hearted manner, .for
when the president of the C. P. R. does things, he does
them on a scale commensurate with the importance of his
great transcontinental line.
Pure and
Manufactured from
Canadian Malt,
Bohemian HopB
and the now Famous
Crystal Spring Water,
Elk Valley Brewing Co., Limited
Get Your Hirsute. Appendage Clipped apd Your
Whiskers Pushed in at the Great Northern Tonspr-
ial Parlors—You're next,     '■
P. M. MacLandere, Prop
The Model Bakery
Bread, Cakes, Pies, Buns, Etc.   Fresh Every Day
Driver will call for orders and deliver
The Model Bakery        New Michel
On your Meat Bill, and the largest and choicest assortment
of Fresh, Cooked, Smoked and Cured meats in the Pass
Fivo speoial brands of Creamery and Dairy Butter
P. Burns &, Co. Ltd.
Livery, Dray and Transfer
Bus leaves 7.40 a, m., 1.40 p. ni.; and 6.40 p. m,
Returns on arrival of trains
OEO. FISHER, Proprietor
LUMBER  YARD   wholesale and retail
All Kinds of Lam her, Mouldings, etc—Psnoy Windows,  Door.- tmd
Verandah Potts in!,8tock and to Ordor.
Fernie Lumber Co., Ltd.   .-.  New mi-he.
On Monday Oct. 4, the employees of the Crow's Nest
Pass Coal Company at Michol, voted on the proposed Doctors agreement between Dr. T, A. Wilson and tbe employees
as represented by Michel Local Union No. 2334, U. M. W.
of A., and the doctor's agreement was ratified by a majority of 207 votes. The doctor's agreement gives ample medical and hospital attendance and tho reporting of all accidents to the Secretary of Michel Local Union so as to do
away with the difficulty of collecting compensation for injured members from the Coal Company, both from Old and
New Michel, and the niineworkers the right to build a hospital of their own. It's about time tho niineworkers of Michel owned a hospital of their own, and then they would not
have to depend upon the good- will of a coal corporation for
hospital accommodation and in the long run it would only
mean their paying about half what they have to pay at the
present time, the same as they have tout Coleman where the!
niineworkers own their own hospital. Dr, T. A. Wilson is1
now making arrangements with Dr. H. S. McSorley to lake)
over his hospital equipment and hospital so that he can got
down to business.
Chas. Gabneh,
t-Vcretury Michel Uonl Union, .Michel, B. 0.'
Patronize Home industry
Smoke Crow's Nest Special
and Miner's Favorite Cigars
Mmiufactured by tho Crow's Nest Cigar Factory, Fernie.
Tlic Hotels all through tho Pass handle these goods
.•ind Union men should nsk for Union Label Goods.
E. V. Holding Co.,
Builders and Contractors
Repairs and alterations promptly attended to,
Estimates cheerfully given	
New Michel
Have you renewed your Subscription
to The Reporter ? It's only $1.00 now. THE   REPORTER,   NEW   MICHEL,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA.
A Girl Who Was Able to Read
Beneath the Surface.
Above tli£ shrill wlilr of the crickets
rose the hum nf feminine voices. Under the green apple boughs the hammock convention wns In full swing.
Miss Maybrlck culled It a hornets' nest
nnd preferred the doubtful coolness of
the piazza. Hut, then, she was a college professor, too superior to appreciate the joys of the younger set.
Jane Carew. however, sometimes
agreed with her. This afternoon she
litd her 'ace behind a hook, while girlish fancies carried her fnr above the
swaying leaves up Into the perfect
blue of the July sky. How lovely n»-
tnre was this summer, how full life of
new delights!
Miss Moybrlck's name brought her
back to earth ngnlu-MlsB Maybrlck,
the one cloud In her sky.
"Oh. yes, she approves of him," sancy
Madge was saying. "She can put up
witb his sunburned face, roughened
hands nnd the general boorlshness of
a farmer. Rut I suppose at her age
any man is acceptable. To tell the
truth. I have almost reached that condition myself In this man forsaken
spot." And she shook her head Id
mock despair.
"Jane agrees with her," some one
nilded a little maliciously. "She never
seems to mind sharing bis attentions
•with her."
A book went dowu wltb a crash and
angry spots of scarlet glowed ln Jane'a
cheeks us she said defiantly: "John
Staunton Is not a boor. He Is a gen-
tloman. Just becnuse he scorns to
talk the twaddle that men usually
think good enough for us girls you
vote htm a boor. He often makes mo
ashamed of the little I know, and the
books he lends me have opened up a
new world, a world bigger nnd better
tban all the flirting and shams and
heartaches thnt go to make up society. No wonder he likes to talk to |
Miss Maybrlck. She's worth the whole
lot of us when It comes to knowing
the things that are worth while!"
The girl stopped short with 11 gasp
as sbe realized the, horrified hush wblch
bad fallen on the circle. "Oh, wbat
hnve I said?" she cried and burled her
face In ber cushions.
But Madge's gay voice was tender as
she stroked tbe brown head. "You've
read us a lecture, Janie, denr," she
Bald gently, "but 1 fancy we-needed it
a bit It's horrid to talk about one of
your friends the way we talk about
Stauntou, nnd we ought to ask yonr
pardon. As for Miss Maybrlck, she's a
stuck up old tblng. aud you're ever no
tnucb ulcer than she iu spite of all she
knows. Just watt till Cousin Alex
comes next week and see tbe. new
world that he opens to you. He Is
really literal*}' and writes things for
otber people to rend."
Jane's face wns still hidden. Sbe
was battling to overcome ber tears
and even harder' to drive out of ber
heart the unreasonable jealousy of the
older woman thnt somehow had crept
Into It. Tbe time had been wben she
■would hnve scorned her as a rival, but
love bad made her bumble. Youth and
beauty seemed of smnll weight to cast
Into the scales ngalnst years of scholastic training and study.
Cousin Alex came. He was a slim,
dapper young man, with an Important
manner rather nt variance wltb hla
size. But tie had a way of retailing
old jokes thnt mnde them seem new
and a stock of compliments suited
to every age ami was therefore greatly
In favor among the guests at the
sleepy old farmhouse. As befitting his
pretensions as a journalist be rattled
on unceasingly about books and literature. He knew this man uud tbat
book, and, above all. he was one whose
name abould some day stand foremost
In tbe world of letters. The date was
not yet set, but he spoke of "bis novel"
.mysteriously, even reverently, and bis
feminine audience was accordingly Impressed.
More or less unwillingly Jane wns
complelleil to listen to many of these
predictions, for "Cousin Alex" at once
developed a fondness for her society.
Perhaps certain glances that Staunton
cast lu tils direction added zest to the
chase. Perhaps It was tbe elusive
fashion In which Ihe girl received bis
advances. Certain It Is thnt a week's
time hnd earned him the very fitting
name of "Jane's shadow."
Yet to Jane herself ench day seemed
to bring more unhapplness. Staunton
enme as often ns ever, but nt sight of I
Alex by ber side he left the laughing
group to chat with Miss Maybrlck In
Intimate aloofness. And as tbe girl
saw the door to the beautiful new
world closing becnuse the band of him
Who held It open was withdrawn the
pain and wenrlnesR of her old frivolous life seemed nlmost pnst bearing.
Her eyes were more wli ifnl than she
knew oue evening ns she snw a tall,
muscular figure swing up the walk
with the easy, confident stride of the
man who wns master of bis fate.
Staunton's fnce softened as be met
them. nnd. though Cousin Mei Ham-
lilln was on hand, ns usual, he settleil
himself on the top step with the ntr
of a mnn who had come to stay. The
brown eyes were downcast now, but a
shy blush of pleasure stilt flushed ber
There wns always n visible air of
constraint between the two men, but
Hnmblln rose manfully to the occasion. Here wns n most longed for op-
mortnnlty to prove to Miss Jane that
IStnunton wns but n boor of a farmer,
■after all, and no match for a man ot
Itbe world like himself.
If the older man detected bis halt*
veiled  tone of  patronage,  he  only
imllcd quizzically. ItWIeed. his position
noon/grew more untenable than tbat
if his adversary. As the conversation
ranged from books to men and hack
to books again Jane saw, witb a thrill
it pride, that Staunton more than beld
ul8 own. Wbnt Is more, he held his
temper, a precaution neglected by the
At last the talk fell upon one of tbe
recent novels, a book of unusual
strength and breadtb of view. Jane
hnd rend It several times, for It had
seemed tn point ber to the new life she
longed to live. Staunton was silent, as
though <n unspoken condemnation.
Thereupon Hnmblln became nn enthusiastic defender nnd openly scoffed at
his lack of appreciation.
A shadow crossed the moonlit porch,
but the three did uot see Miss Maybrlck till her voice broke in on the
"You would not expect Mr. Staunton
to criticise his own book, would you?"
sbe said calmly. Then, ns her ear
raught Jane's low exclamation of wonder, she added tn a tone of surprise:
"Had you not guessed thnt he was an
author, Miss Carew") 1 heard that you
defended him very eloquently one afternoon In the orchard and said a good
word for me too. Kor that 1 want to
tbnnk you."      ,.
Staunton's fnce was turned toward
the blushing girl, and In full moonlight
Miss Maybrlck could read his secret
.'.f It sounded the denthknell to some
hope ln her Own heart, gratitude to her
companion made her lead the bewildered Alex for a walk down the lane
nnd a gradual restoration of bis self
"And 1 have to thnnk you, too, Jane,"
Staunton said tenderly.
But he took her down to the orchard
and told her In his own way.
"How did yon guess that 1 was not
the farmer I pretended to be?" with a
hint of wonder under his gladness.
Jnne raised a face radiant with the
realization that the new world was
opened forever. "Just because you are
you," she said Joyously. "Love la not
always blind."
A Story That Varies.
There la a story more or less diffused of n young bride on her wedding
day playing the game of hide and seek
end concealing herself In one of those
ancient carved chests of large size.
After she had got In tbe lid closed,
nnd sbe found herself unable to raise
It again, for It fastened with a spring.
and Bhe was shut In. Search was
made for her In every quarter but the
right one, and great perplexity and
dismay were caused by her disappearance. It was not till years after, wben
chance led to the opening of the chest
that the body of the young bride was
discovered and the mystery of her disappearance solved.
The story Is found ln so many places
that it may he questioned whether It
Is true of any one of them. Rogers
tells It of a palace In Modenn. Tbe
chest In which tbe poor bride was
found Is shown at Brnmshill.ln Hampshire, tbe residence of Sir John Cope.
Another similar cbest wltb precisely
the same story attached to It was long
shown at Marwell Old Hall, between
Winchester and Bishop's Waltbam.
The folk tale of Catsklu or Peau
d'Ane represents the girl flying wltb
her bridal dresses from a marriage
tbat Is repugnant to ber. and as this
tale Is found all over Europe It may
have metamorphosed Itself Into thnt
of the bride who got Into a chest and
died tbere.-Cornhlll Magazine.
Detecting a Thief.
Some of the stories In the "Folklore
of tbe Holy Land" seem to be at least
founded on fact. And, Indeed, when
we come down to quite recent times
we find undoubtedly; genuine stories
that m.'iht have been told of the days
of the caliphs.
Here Is one of Ibrahim Pasha:
A goldsmith of Jaffa complained
that his bouse had been robbed and
remarked that the Egyptian occupation hnd not brought security.
The pasha promised redress.
The next day be came to the man's
shop and In the presence of a great
crowd ordered the executioner, to give
the door a hundred lashes.
Then be stooped as If to listen. "The
door tells nonsense." he cried; "another hundred!"
He stooped again.
"The same title; the door persists
thnt the thief Is somewhere In this
crowd of honest people and that he
has some of the dust and cobwebs
from the shop on his tarboosh."
He hud his eye on the crowd and
saw a mnn hastily raise bis band to
brush bis fez.
. Tbe mnn was arrested and confessed
his guilt.  	
A Chromatic Love Affair.
"Marooned!" muttered tbe villain,
turning white nnd striking his forehead. '
Violet pearl of women, had refused
blm again.
) He lapsed Into n brown study, wondering If he were too green lo win
any woman's love. Perhaps she objected to bis prematurely gray bair,
or could It be thnt tbe cardinal virtues
of bis rival outweighed his old gold?
The hero entering, black as a thunder cloud, readily solved the mystery.
'•There's a yellow streak In you!" he
cried. "In the hope of winning my
betrothed, Violet, you have Jilted
Alice, and It lias mnde Alice blue!"
The villain rose, madder than a hornet, purpling with rage beneath bis
tan. But before be could speak the
hero had pinked hlm with his sword.
Violet screamed.   Terror caught-'er.
But her lover soothed her.
"Red of hlm at last." he murmured,
folding her ln his arms and kissing
uer cherry lips as the crimson ran
Mink tn the west, partially obscured
by the London smoke.
Epilogue. Onus* blossomi. - Lot
Aniele* Time*.
,    UAMhS  AND  DAUUHItK-s.
The Duchess of Roxburghe has a
liny watch set In a gold aline buckle.
Mrs. Emily Treat of Hiinrllml. Mo.,
Is wild to be the flrst woman tu be employed as au official court reporter ln
this country.
Mrs. Mlllleent Garrett r'awcott Is the
only womnn who bus ever been asked
to nddreiis the University Debating society nt Oxford. At the request of the
students she took woman suffrage as
her subject
Miss Alice Taylor of Edinburgh Is
now lady chess champion of Scotland,
having defeuted Miss Smith.Cunning-
ha me lu their series to decide the tie
for the first place ln the recent Scottish Ladles' Chess association tournament. ,
Mrs. Edwnrts C. Dodd of Laredo.
Tex., has earned distinction us a farmer. She hits made a profit this season
of a little uiore than SMU.OOO off of 135
acres of land. Bermuda onions were
her sales, crop. She Is the largest
womnn Bermuda onion fanner iu tbe
world.     '
.Mrs Taft hns traveled more thnn, the
wife of nny other president. Sbe haa
almost ns great a globe .trotting record ns tiie president Sbe has crossed
the I'mllic half a dozeu times and bus
traveled In Japan. Manchuria, Siberia,
China nnd other far eastern countries.
She went to Cuba with her husband,
and to Panama, au.( she bus visited
every corner of Europe with hlm.
Willing to Help
"But darling," murmured the lovelorn youth "every night for two
weeks I have been on my bended
knees before you.  Have you no pity?"
"I certainly have, Horace," spoke
up the pretty flirt, as she reached for
her hand bag, "here is a whole quarter. Go have your trousers pressed.
After so much bending they muBt be
baggy at the knees."
When troubled with sunburn, blisters, insect stings,
sore feet, or heat rashes,
apply Zam-Buk!
Surprising how quickly U eases
the smarting and (tinging! Cares
sores on young banes due to
Zam-BJc Is made from para
herbal essences. No animal fats-
no mineral poUons.   Finest heater I
Druggists and Stores everywhere.
"You never read the weather predictions?"
, "Ncpe," answered Parmer Corntos-
' sel. "I skip 'em for two renaons. One
is that there's no use o' worryin' about
what you can't help, an' the other is
thnt you never can relv on a prophecy
till after it's come true, an' then it's
too late to make any difference."—
Washington Star.,
Things Theatrical.
Christine Blessing has been engaged
for "On tbe me."
Miss Kitty Cheatham bas made a
big bit lu London.
Dnzle, tbe noted American dancer. Is
to appear In J. M. Barrle's playlet.
"Pantaloon." Tbere Is plenty of opportunity fnr dancing lu this pantomimic piece.
Laura Nelson Hall bus been engaged
by Comstock & (lest as leading lady
of their stock company In Cleveland.
Charles VV'nldrou. Tully Marshall and
Leslie Bingham are otber members of
this company. .
, There will be four companies the
coming season to present "The Oil
max," by Edward Locke, whlcb the
critics have pi "iiu-cil a little dra-
liiatli' gem. The piny Is to be under
the direction of Joseph Weber.
Science Sittings.
The earth's atmosphere becomes at
only a few miles from the earth's surface too tbln to support any form of
animal life.
The "fixed" stars are changing tbelr
positions at an appreciable rate, according to astronomers, wbo say that
even the most familiar constellations
have changed tbelr forms since tbe
time of the ancients who named them.
Many astronomers nre of opinion
thut the famous star Sixty-one Cygni,
which is a double siar. Is a binary system—that Is, that the two stars composing It revolve round their common
center of gravity and move through
space together.
Hard on His Hearers
"Did you ever find yourself embarrassed while in Europe by your lack
of acquaintance with the French language?"
■ "No," answered Mr. Cumrox. "I
think I suffered less embarrassment
than the other folks. I couldn't tell
half the time what they were brushing
about."—Washington Star.    ,
The Best Liver Pill—The action of
the liver is easily disarranged. A
sudden chill, undue exposure to the
elements, over-indulgence in * some
favorite food, excess in drinking, nre a
few of the causes. But whatever may be
the cause, Parmelee's Vegetable Pills
can bo relied upon as the best corrective that can be taken. They are the
leading liver pills and they have no
superiors among such preparations,
Smith slapped Jones on the bnck.
"Hello, old chap!" he gurgled familiarly! "I'll wager $54 you don't recall
JoneB gave him an icy stare. "You
win!" he said, passing on.—Lippin-
cott's Magazine.
Corns cause much suffering, but
Holloway's Corn Cure offers a speedy,
sure, and satisfactory relief.
"Let tne see—didn't you tell me to
remind you to get something when
we got to town?"
"1 believe I did."
"What was it?"
Gunner—"And now comes a nrofes-
sor who declares that fruit is just as
healthy with the skin on as it is
Guyer—"H'.tn. I'd like to see somebody start him on a diet of pineapples."—Chicago NewB.
i— SOAP —
Pen and Brush.
John S. Sargent hns acquired a com-:
mission to paint a three-qunner i lb
portrait of Mrs. Wht.elaw Held.
Mark Twain Is reported to hare written a comic openi based upon his
story. "A Yankee In King Arthur's
Court." . <
Edwin Abbey was painting in London for ten years before be had a picture bung In the academy and began
his work as a newspaper Illustrator.
Tbe lives of tbe six great Victorian
poets extended originally over Just a
century, from the blrlb of Tennyson.
I he feldest of them, lu 180M, to the
death of Swinburne, tbe youngest, thlj
Law Points.
One lacking testamentary capacity Is
held iu re (ioldstlcker. 11)2 N. V„ 35,'
84 N. E.. nil; IR L. It. A. IN. S.I. 1)0.
not to be competent by menus of an
attempted testamentary act to revoke
a prior will.
The collateral Inheritance tax Is held
III re Lninb ilowai. 117 X. W„ 1118: 18
L. It. 4. (N. S.I. 2*JII. not to apply to
property conveyed In possession aud
enjoyment lu the owner's lifetime to
another lu consideration of support to
be furnished during tbe remainder of
the owner's life.
Tales of Cities.
The city nf Hamburg was orMnslly
a ensile built by Charlemagne for de
fense against tbe Norsemen.
Philadelphia has opened under the
auspices of the Women's Pennsylvania
Society For the Prevention of Cruelty
to Animals twenty-three water stations for horses.
New York city, says the New York
Herald, now contains a larger population than wns In tbe United States
when the constitution was adopted.
The estimate of the health department
Is 4.422.085.
Train and Track.
One man In every twelve In the
United States Is on the payroll of a
railroad. .
Belgium's complete system of nor-;
row gauge steam railways connecting
nil the towns and villages wltb tbe
main centers Is being electrified.
A Denver syndicate has bought the
Argentine Central railroad In Colorado
and will extend the line to the top of
Cray's peak, 342 feet higher than tht'
point reached by the Pike's peak cog
road. 1
"Did she accompany him on the
"She tried to. But he soon distanced her."—Louisville Courier-Journal.
• Careless
He—"There was nearly a bad fire
at the theatre."
She—"How was that?"
He—"The villian lit a cigarette and
tossed the match into the snow."—
St. Louis Tiinea.
In the window of a little book store
in Eighth avenue, New York, was recently heaped a great pile of BibleB,
marked very low—never before were
Bibles offered at such a bargain; and
above them all, in big letters, was the
"Sntan trembles when he sees
Bibles sold as cheap as these,"
—Woman's Home Companion.
The boat was three days out when
one of the passengers wnB able to go
on deck. There he met an old friend.
"Helloa, old chap," he exclaimed,
"are you going over?" "Yes," replied
his friends. "Are- youP'^Young's
"Why, that's a regular little printing press, .isn't it," remarked the visitor. "Yes," replied Mrs. Pbphjy.
"Willie's uncle gave it to him on his
birthday." "Whnt a complete little
thing! It's a self-inlter, isn't it?" "I
don't know, but Willie ia."
"Would you like some fresh air?"
she asked, starting in the direction of
the window. "Yes; do you know
any?" he replied, thinking she was
going to the piano.—Yonkers Statesman. ■
"Women, it is said, are returning to
small waists."
"And some of them are going to
have trouble in getting back."—Washington Herald.
Much In a Name
"What became of that paper you
were going to start in the interest of
uplifting the poor tramp?" asked the
"Ah, it fell through," confessed the
great reformer, with much agitation,
"and all on account of the blooming
carelessness of the printer."
"Did he make a grave error?"
"I should say so. You know the paper was to be named the "Bar of
Hope"—Well that idiot of a printer
changed it to the "Bar of Soap," and
ns soon ns my constituents heard the
name they started running and' are
running yet."
Hungry Hiegihs—A woman gimme
a handout dis momih', den Had de
nerve t' ask me t' beat a carpet fer
Dusty Doolittle—-"Wot did vous say?
Hungry Higgins—I tole her dat I
wuz orful sorrv, but I wns nil tired
out from beatin' a railroad—Chicago
"Mr. Gudtheng; you Bald you'd
gimme a quarter for a lock of sis's
"Yes, Chester."
"Well, here's the whole switch. ,Tu»t
cut off what you want."—Kamas City
W.  N.  U.,  No; 76J*
No Terrors for Him
"There was-a time when they put
men in jail for debt," said the bill
collector, severely.
"Well," answered the .fretted citizen, "I don't know but u good, stout
jail, where your creditors couldn't
send in cards or call you up on the
telephone, would be a great deal of
a comfort."
"Young man, you nre well preserved; you ought to live to a good old
nge." ,
"I was canned at the university,
doe."—Stanford Chappnral.
of household work Is taken
away when Sunlight Soap If
brought Into the home.
For thoroughly cleansing
floors, metal-work, walla
and woodwork, Sunlight
Is the most economical both
In time and money. ,„
Too Much for Them
"So you rode that toothpick salesman out of town on a rail?" interrogated the tourist in the. mining town.
'.'By George, yes," thundered the
mayor in the cowhide boots and red
shirt. "When he tried to sell us toothpicks w.itli our names on them he almost started a light, but when he asked us if. we wanted them flavored with
old roBe or tutti-frutti that was more
than we could stand so the boys just
pitched into him. The old bowie-knife
is the only kind of toothpick we need
in these diggings."
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Suggestions For Misses First School Garments
y^SRADITION more than' the latest
fl tj kinks of fashion govern! ihe
^ssner wardrobe of the ichool girl,
whatever the status of her temple of
learning-. Her garment! muit he comfortable, sweetly maidenly, and euffl-
otently numerous to Insure aboelute
neetneie. If ihe goee to boarding
school or college, ehe muit be supplied
for every emergenoy before leaving
home, which mean!, along with other
needs, that a dainty little "visitor'!
day" or donee frock Is quite at much
wanted as the clasa dress, and "gym"
suit , A storm coat te eipeclally required by day school maids, under
which one of the iweaters, which now
■o. excellently luggeet coats, would
very, likely be worn ln freoslng
All of these things, and unnumbered othere, will be required lo loon
that Auguit leeim the proper month
for their accumulation. Materials for
Autumn use are -shown ln abundance
new, and luch made-up things ai have
appeared are' far cheaper than they
will he later on. In point of itylei—
notwlthitandlng prediction! of tremendous, ohangei—It ll observed that the
prettiest of the Bummer model!, have
been carried over tor fall uie, and thli
ll eipeclally the caie with mlssee' and
children!* effect!. Sklrti are itlll narrow and. limn, .though reaching out
here and there'tb trimmed panel! that
faintly luggeit drapery, ooati it'll
hold their becoming looienen and
•mall .ileeyeit..and„there ii no sign
that ihlrtwalita mean to drop the ,wW-
enlng shoulder pleati for »ome time to
The week's Illustrations show aome.
pretty and useful modeli which are being copied for ichool uie. They-are
lultable for. girl! from .fourteen, to
eighteen, and made ln proper material!
the itylea would do admirably for all
Figure A.—Here li a model, charmingly tutted to the vlilfbr'i "day"
frock-, the dreiiy Utle costume which
replace! the more lombre clan dreii
for .one gay-afternoon a week. Ai
lUuitrated, the gown le made of mercerized dotted mUilln—white with
a email blue ipot—and fancy lace; and
It li worn brer a blue lawn slip, in
thli ihape the droit tt pottlblt for
all winter wear Indoors, for Fashion
hai long since ait, the leal of her approval on luch dainty flummerlei for
winter home ale. But If lomethlng
more substantial. la wished, any of the
thin veiling!, loft, delalnei and cash:
mere! may be uted, with velvet or illk
ribbons Initead ot the lace.
The gulmpe vest, which extendi under
the three rowl of trimming, might be of
a matching illk. or of white Bilk, or net
or lace; but If the gown le tor very
■mart uie,.a dlaphanoui effect, iuoh ai
tucked net or a email-figured lace
would give, would be far prettier.
The thin white Summer itlki, barred
or itrlped with color, would effect
charming evening gowna ln thli design,
eipeclally If the neck of the thin gulmpe
were out out slightly, and the ileevet
made three-quarter length.
For an eighteen-year-old girl of
medium figure there will be required
fourteen yardt .of material 14 Inche!
wide, twenty-one yard! Of banding, 3H
yard! of edging.
Figure B.—A long coat euch aa thli
makei one of tha most satisfactory
garment! that a high lahool girl could
own, for If made of the. right material
It would itrve for' both rain and
warmth. Rainproof cravenette la the
mott common material teen tn euoh
coati when they do duty for double
■ervlce, a wadded "vett, iweater or
■hetland wool ipencer going underneath on the colder dayi. For all
round uie no better material could be
advised, though a rough tweed would
be aimoit at tervtceable and perhapi
A ihade of all but Invlilble green Is
admtrod for cravenette, .with the collars
and cuff! of the ooat itltohed or treated
to a matching or black silk. The tweed
and tergo coatt employ both braid and
leather trimming!, itout bone bottom
going on theie, or' else - the popular
wooden moldi, covered with the coat
trimming. But whether of. cravenette
or wool, a coat that mutt do for nveral
■eatoni la preferably plain, for one
toon tlrei of a let garniture, and a
niarked change In itylet may make It
leem very antiquated.
. For the1 full length cut ahd medium
figure 7% yard! 27 lnohei wide will be
heeded. The three-quarter cut, which
the line of black show*-on tho small
drawing, oalli for 6H yardt In ihe tame
The pretty hat Is of dark green felt
braid,, trimmed with black velvet ribbon and a bunch of red-currant! with
green leaver
Figure 0.—The "middy ihlrt" has bad
luch a vogue thli Summer, and lo eo
universally becoming, that It Is vain
to tuppoie tt will be banlihed merely
becauie the leaion will change. The
looie tailor blouie and the pleated
iklrt ' which generally , goes with It,
give Juit the ease that a girl from
twelve to fourteen need!; and alternating with fitted frbcki, inch a get-up
it quite permlnlble In clan. But above
all thlngt, the combination It admirable for gymnaalum games,' for there
are ahy glrli who balk emphatically at
the bloomer eulti more commonly
Serge, and flannel,.trimmed as llluitrated, are preferred material! for the
middy dreii, whole primary requirement li tor lomethlng thai will itand
wear ahd tear.
With flannel 44Jnohei wide only s*»
yard! are required for the average
fourteen-year-old girl. The banding
on collar and cuff■ demand 2*A yardi of
braid or bill trimming.
Figure D.—Thli design sets forth
a new cut for a gymnasium stilt, and
it will certainly prove acceptable to
glrli who want a really good time with
their enrolling "stunti." The knlcker
portion of the model would alto terve
for the pantalooni of warm wool that
io many ichool glrli now wear on
bitter winter day! under their walking
■kirti. If thli suggestion leemi un-
pleaaant to the ultra modeit let me
auure ihem that In iriiart New Tork
schools, it well at In Europe, knlcker-
booker! are much more worn on freezing winter , day! than pettlcoata A
•oft light-weight flannel In the gown
color may ihape the' Walking' pantalooni, but for the "gym" tult entire, a
dark blue flannel or nrge. with the
ichool color uted .'for belt, collar and
oufft, la more oommoniy employed.
For a girl ot ilxteen (medium figure)
there will be required 1*4 yarde of
material 27 Inchea wide, or 4 of double
width good!. Theie meaiuremente are
tor the entire gymnaalum suit.
Com. aid Tomato ialejt—Thi, li
practically the lame combination al
the above, but li oultable for Warmer
weather. Select tomatoet like thoie
for the baked dlth, out off the item
ends, and acoop out a good ilted reoeee
In eaoh tomato. Boll young and tender oorn, cool It, and cut from the eart,
being ture to get all the meaty little
yellow hearta, and not Juit the outilde
of the kernel!. Mix the corn with a
French dreealng made of three parti
of oil to ont of vinegar, ialt and cayenne pepper. Have the tomatoee and
oorn both chilled When lirvlng time
cornea. Place the tomatoei on orlip
lettuce leavei, fill them with the corn, and
ierve with ulted waferi, buttered and
loaned. .
Anaweta That Got  Few   Markt   For
, Their Ingenious Framers.
The inability of the mind of growing children to retain more than a
fragment of their tutor's instructions
is evidenced in the little blunders we
all have made when called upon to
answer questions,' Facts, their answers show, have been retained, but ,
they have not been properly class!'
tied in the mind, and therefore, when
the student seeks to use them, he
finds them somewhat disassociated
and his answers become a trifle mix.
ed. Especially is this true of the
young student of the Bible. There
are too many characters, and the
facts concerning them are' entirely
too numerous (or his undeveloped
mind to classify. Therefore we are
not surprised to learn from one
youngster that Moses wae an Egypt,
ian who lived in an ark of bull-
rushes, kept a golden calf, and worshipped, braien snakes', and "ate
nothing but kwales and manna .for
forty years," or 'thai he was caught
by the hair of his head while riding
under a bough of a free, and Wan
killed by his son AHsolom as he war
hanging from the bough.
To the question "Who was Jonah?"
one lad replied:
"He was the father of Lot and had
two wives. One was celled Ishmael
and the other Hagher; he kept one at
home and he turned the other loose
in the desert, and she became a pillow of salt' in the day time ana a
pillow ol Are at night/' .
"What did Moses do with the tabernacle?": was asked by another Sunday School teacher, to which one boy
replied that he chucked it out of the
camp, the teacher, in surprise,' ask.
ed Him. where he obtained this in-
formation, aiid the hoy promptly
quoted the first sentence a\ the
seventh verse of the thirty-third chap-
ter of Exodus: "And Moses took tht
tabernacle and pitched it without the
Another lad informed his teacher
that Elijah waB/such a good man that '
he went to heaven without dying,
nnd that while he was going up he
threw his coat down for Queen Elisa-
.beth to step on. ""Esau," he said,
"was a man wht wrote fables ahd
sold the copyright lo a publisher for
a bottle of potash."
The   blunders, of  youth   are   not,
however, confined to socred history,
as these answers, vouched for by the '
several   teachers   who   have   saved
them to posterity, will testify:
"Tobacco was introduced Into England by Sir Walter Raleigh, nnd as
!!£..aat ""oking a pipe he shouted:
This day, Moster Ridley, we hava
lighted such a fire as shall never be
put out.'"
"The reign of Queen Ann was the
time in which the 8panish  Armada
took   place.    She married Philip   ot\.
Spain, who was a  very   ei*uel man. .;,
The   Spanish   and   English   fought
bravely against each other.   The English wanted to conquer Spain.   After"
several battles were fought, in which
hundreds   of   English   and   Spanish
were defeated, they lost some very
large ships ond wore at a great loss
on both sides."    .
Little Facial Artifices To Promote Beauty
©BAtITT la not'all outline and coloring. It ll exprenlon at
well,—that subtle eisenoe which
imay make a plain woman far more
faeolaatlng than her fairer alitor. Iii
roots He ln the heart, and mind, and
tometlmet—ah. now, I am reaching the
thing obtainable to all,—It may be very
auoeeaifully Imitated by a little man.
agement of the eyea aqd mouth. Then
may need a touch of the palnter'a art
ai well; but there It no great tin In
that, for woman'! firtt duty Ib to make
herielf a> pleating at possible.
Ut me begin with the eyet, thon
tell-tale wlndowt through whon uncurtained panel all of tht iouI'i
thought! may be to plainly read. The
worried eye. the ley eye, the round,
•taring, foolish eye have never been
aung by the poet Thli feature, above
all others ln a woman'! face, needa
to be. loft lympathetlc, deep, ai It
Were, and with the reatfulnen of quiet
waters, Thon Who look long Into the
right tort of eyei go away feeling that
they have been rooked In maternal
arma These are the e'yet that little
children understand, and that soldier!
who go away to die on the battle field
remember to the last. They are the
eyea that all mother!, iweethearte and
wives should have, and If Nature haa
denied them they should be artificially
The eye lacking In exprenlon, which
•eemi to look upon all the world with
chill unaympathy, ihould be treated
lint to a few HEART dropi,—one or
'two kind thought! a day—and then It
muit learn how to hold the llda In a
drooping aentlmental fashion with the
'eyebrow! ln a iharter ilant
Thi trick, which a number of my
ttago frlendi call the "Diiae eye," It
'aooompllthed In thli way: Smooth the
',«aoe firtt with a placid look, with the
mouth set ln a gentle bow. Then lift
the forehead slightly—not enough to
wrinkle It—and drop the lldt over the
eyet. and look at everybody and everything with theie half veiled orbs. 'The
result ll eminently humanizing, and the
artifice It tutted to all hard and too
email eyet, though 1 mutt cpnfen that
a little duttlng of the upper lid with
dirk coimetlo. goee with It. Thle,
however, It only tor pale or too red
eyelids, and It li required to give the
ball a look of fullness. When the tide
art exceptionally pale, a taint dust of
rouge may be put on before the brown,
or blue or black penciling that the
natural coloring needt; and If the ball
It washed three times a day with salt
and water, or a solution of boraclo acid,
It will take on a new wholeaomeneas.
Too much vivacity In the use of the
eyes li almost as enplaning as the
•tolid look, and constant winking «on-
veyi an Impression of fllghtlneia. lack
ot latereat anil »v«n disease.    - ^« eye
muit listen at wtll at the ear, but It
muit do It quietly—with that calm and
uniympathetlo attention which., a
speaker demand!, and which, In Itself,
It a charm Ineffable. In the . mere
movement of the eyelids, al they rise
and fall, there may be a tremendout
loveliness. When they fold upward In
one imooth, deep, oval flexion, the
plalneat fan li glorified, and thli
movement may be quite aucoenfully
practiced with the gymnastic! for tha
Dun eye.
At the same time, a toft and beautiful line la cultivated for the eyebrow,
for the Dun trick holds It at the right
angle, Inner endt up, outer onet down,
the oval out luggnted by thli changing softening and deepening the eye
In every way.
Browt In a narrow line, growing
straight acrost, are always beautiful,
and since deeply arched brpwi are put
on the shelf of antiquated beauties,
the owners of them ihould be very
caroful hot to use them too much, for
to tee then expressive details go up
Into a startling bow with every "Oh"
and "Ah" It foolish In the extreme, and
it wmi a manmrlim which can and
•hould be checked. Such browt art
much Improved by bruthlng them
straight across. Initead ot doing It In
a way to follow the entire arch. If the
double bowa are ridiculously long, the
■ervlcti of a beauty expert may be
called ln to remove the lower points.
which tllght and Improving operation
It netlher painful nor Imponlble.
A tonlo tor meagre eyebrows and
eyelashei. eipeclally thole, that fall
from sickness or have, become ragged
from neglect, is at follows:
Lavender vinegar  2*4   ounoet
Glycerine IK    ounces
Fluid extract of Jaborandl...) drachma
Vaiellne alto encouragea the growth
of the browa and lathn, and upon the
former a narrow brush, kept solely for
this purpose, ihould be und every day.
The beauty ot the mouth depend!
Immensely upon human nature,
Thought and emotion are the sculptors
of the mouth, so that If the heart and
mind Incline too much toward the unlovely of life, the secret can never be
hidden. Emeraon—that molt spiritual of wrlten—telle ue that the mouth
through ennobling thought, of course)
Is capable of the greatest beauty.
With the wrong emotions, emphasizing
qualities appear In the cheeks and chin,
so that a happy and pure mouth, or a
bitter and coarse one. may change tht
very tormatlon of the entire countenance.
The habl' of grimacing ii greatly to
be deolored, for. evep a beautiful
woman can spoil ■ her face by some
habitual contortion of the mouth, while
for a genuinely ugly woman to do thli
seems  an actual   pretumtion.  10   cro-
tesquely and cruelly plain will ahe
The mouth of a well bred peraop Is
sealed with the very spirit of repoie
when It li not called upon to perform
any of the dutlea inherent to the flesh.
and ihote who ignore thli widespread
opinion are likely to bo classed at last
among the "vulgar herd."
Though generally Indicative of a
nature that la anything but spiritual,
lax, flabby lips—the "loose" mouth that
the novelist loves to plant upon tome
unfortunate creature of hit brain—are
tometlmet the result of sheer carelessness.
Women who are conscious of this
defect ihould learn to hold lips more
flrmly, and they may further Improve
them with some astringent or other,
suoh as alum or camphor or tannin.
This species of mouth should also be
taught reetraint In every way—tbat It
must never hold Itself open or Indulge
In any volubility that tends to emphasise Its falling!. It must be given to
understand that It occupies a minor
plaoe ln the world and that It must
assume a modesty though It have It
not . , ,
Very thick lips may be held In a
way so that a part of them ll oon-
cealed In the fold of the mouth, while
a little attention to a mouth unduly
wide will prevent lti owner from
spreading It too much with speech, and
teach her how to keep It at all times
within reaaonable boundi.
The perfect mouth—that delicate bow
neither too wide nor too narrow, whose
curvet are all tweet and tender,—
whin aooompanled by perfect teeth, Is
one of the loveliest of creations. Yet
even a perfect mouth may be Improved
tomtlmn by a touch of rouge, for
beauty of line does not alwayt mean
beauty of tint It li aln made more
charming by a iweetly wholesome
brnth, and for thli purifying .purpose
pray let me recommend chewing Canadian anakeroot, though thli will have
little iffect If the teeth are neglected
and the mouth left without the antl-
teptlo wathei needed dally. A few
dropi of carbolic acid In a tumbler of
warm water makes a magnificent wath|
for the mouth, but care muit be taken.
to keep tht deadly poison where little'
hand! will never reach It
Etiquette Dos and Don'ts For the College Girl
Grape Juice Sherbet—Sherbet la
mort -sully digested than ice-cream,
and grape Juice unreal with moat children. Add one quart of water to one
pint of (rape Juice and one cup of,
lugar, and freeze, Serve with iquarei
of rlnger-bread or wince-take.
XT li easy enough, after the first
few daye or weeks, for the girl
away from home for the firtt
time at school or college to adjust herself to her new surroundings. She
keeps her eyes and ears open, her
mouth shut, takes the advice of the
upper classmen, and soon comes to
think that at last ahe has found the
world to which she was bom, and for
which-she has been vainly looking all
her life.
But, strangely and by some contrary
fate, It Is generally a hard thing for
this same girl later on to readjust herielf to her home and to the world-that-
haen't-been-to-college In general. We
all know the kind of girl who cornea
home after her flrst year at boarding
school, or her freshman year at college,
filled with enthusiasm and new ideas,
and absolutely out of sympathy with
the quiet little town, or the quiet part
of tha noisy big town In which she
lives, and which uaed to satisfy all
her social and Intellectual cravings.
She ti'Ita, desperately and In the wrong
way, to straighten things out and to
■bring people around to her way of
thinking. Then she settles down to
deep despair and tragic disappointment with everyone and everything,
.until, by soma lucky chance, she either
falls In love and gets married, decides
to go to work, or else flti herielf to
the place that won't tit Itself to her.
I There are a few don'ts, and more
Idos. that ought to help the girl who
finds herself at home after a year, or
four years, away at school or college.
(and ln a little difficulty about adjusting
herself to her old life.
The flrst don't Is a big one, and Its
observance will avoid much trouble,
'Boat act superior. If you do, you art
■ure to have a' hard tlm« There la
a pleasant little pension ln Paris run
by a oharming French woman. Htr
■house la usually filled with American
guests, and ehe Is always willing to
chaperon such young women as want
her to. Ont summer tvtnlng thtrt
wen at this pension several new arrivals at dinner, and after Madame, who
•at at tht htad of the table.to dispense
Itht wine, had Introduced them, one of
Itht young girls whom Madame waa
chaperoning began te talk to the newcomers. Bhe addressed •bsrtttf to tht
man at htr tide. —
"I don't suppose yon-re seen tht
Salnta Ghapelle? NoT Of coune not;
[you've only Just come. Perhaps you've
[never even heard of it, but of count
I've been to college and wt studied
architecture. It's one of tht most
charming things here—pure Gothic.
[You know, the true identification of
Gothic architecture—-but I don't tup-
jpose you do, and it's too difficult for
ia layman to understand, sol shan't
;iry to explain.    Some people' stupidly
suppose anything with a pointed arch
Is real Gothic. It must be to funny to
go about and look at all those wonderful buildings, and not really under-
Hand what you're looking at!"
She rattled on at a great rate, hinting at the wonders of phlloiophy, psychology, zoology and Sanskrit, and
everyone listened to her with courteous
attention. And ahe didn't even know
enough to be ashamed of herielf when
ahe found that the man to whom ihe
had talk-? I about the Salnte Chappelle
was a well known New York architect,
In Paris for the very purpose of studying Gothic architecture!
Of count, she Is an unusual specimen,- for which let us be thankful,—
but sho Is a real girl and a good example of what not to be. It la much
better for„tht college girl to keep her
learning In'the background until there
Is srfme demand for It to be ahown In
the proper way and at the proper time,
than to parade It continually and have
It and herself at leant secretly laughed
Tht ntxt don't Is for the direct opposite of this girl. i»»n'e foolishly refuse to talk about your life and work
at college or school If somebody wanta
to hear about I'.. If somtont who
knowa you have been to college aiks
you to tell him ahout It, don't any,
"Oh, pleaso let's not talk about that!
It's such a boral And I'vt really forgotten about It." This la a very rude
attitude to take towards anyone who
haa troubled hlmsolf to talk about what
you ought to be Interested In.
Another don't concerns Itself with
clothes. Don't go about bareheaded In
a sedate little town In winter Just be-
cause you used to do so on tht college
campus. Don't wear In the city streets
tht numerals on your sweater which
tht attainment of a much coveted place
on the college gym team gave you.
Don't think you must woar evening clothes for the simple lupptr
which Is the rule In tht town whtre
you live. Just became you used to
dress for dinner at boarding school.
Don't ride horseback In tht city parka
without a hat and with your hair
streaming at the mercy of tht wind,
because on the country roads about tht
college town you used to rldt that way.
Although a girl who dots any of these
things Is not being unladylike, she Is,
nevertheless, surely breaking the laws
of strictly good taste, because ihe la
trying to force her own opinions where
they are not wanted. *
Also, don't spread oollegt cusnwnn,
bannors and trophies over tht entire
house, hut confine them to your own
bed-room and den. whtrt they are In
perfect taste. Don't ask the Ladles'
Missionary Society of your church to
conduct Its meetings according to the
rules laid down In Hubert's "Utiles in
Order:" don't Insist on talking about
the amphloxus or Spinosa's "De Intel-
lectus emandatione" when the real of
the girls want to talk about tht mtn
at tht danct last night or what kind
of sleeves art going to be worn next
Now for the Dos, They art as hard
to observe as the don'ti, but carefully
observed, they are sure to bring happiness and   popularity.    '
In the flrst place, decide that you art
going to make a place for yourself
with your old friends. Begin by doing
whatever they do. and doing It aa
naturally as possible, tt le absurd for
a girl to say that after n year or two
or even four years, away from homo,
she cannot tnke up the old threads, of
friendship. If her old friends find her
companionable and agreeable they wtll f
welcome her an a new and or'Noua addition to their circle 1%
Before thle girl knows It. tier friends
will be looking to htr for suggestions \
and advice, Rhe must always be ready
with plans for entertainment; she must
have stories of college fun and pranks
at her tontine's end. to deltvtr nn it-
queen; she must be ready to sing college songs, and to teach thtm, and to
ttuich the pretty folk-dances, that she
teamed In her gymnaalum work. Sho
must be willing tn lend her hooks, htr
pictures ond her golf nnd tennis things,
and to kIvc her fudge recipe to anyone who wants It. She mutt bt
ready to help organize reading clubs
or musical societies and to get up
and manage—If she's asked to do so-
amateur theatrics, and she must alwaya
be ready to lend a helping hand to her
younger friends who are still at
school, or trying to get ready for
their  college entrance exama.
If tho college or hoarding-school gtrl
away from college or school takes account of these dos and don'ts in htr
dally life she'll find herself—not that
saddest of all sad spectacles, a girl
who thinks she isn't appreciated—but
fairly the center nnd lite of any circle
she enters And at the same time sht
can take proper pride In the fact that
she understnnds thoroughly and practices delightfully the rules of etiquette
that society has Inld down to govern •
the conduct of the away-from-homr
pdurated  girl.
Blackberry Cordial. To two (.uirts of
blackborriim udd one and a hnlf pounds
of sugar, a half ounce of cinnamon, a
half ounce af nutmeg, a quarter of an
ounce, each, of cloves and allspice, [toll
all together fur a short time, and wliua
Id udd a pint jf good brandy. THE   REPORTER.   NEW   MTCHEL.   BRITISH   COLUMBIA.
Author ol "Burls Covtieow." Sic
Copyright 1908.  the  Bobbo-UerrlU
He shoved the candle nearer on tbe
table. "There's a queer look In your
face, Hugh!" he said, with a clumsy
attempt at kindness. "That rock they
threw muBt have hurt you. Feel sort
of dizzy, eh? Never mind, I'll show
you a sight for sore eyes. You went off
without your share of the lust swag.
bat I've saved It for you. Prendergast
wouldn't cheat a pair
From a cranny ln the clay chinked
wall be took a chamois skin bag. It/
contained a quantity of gold dust and
small nuggets, which he poured Into
a miner's scales on the table and proceeded to divide ln two portions. This
accomplished, he emptied one of the
portions on to a paper and pushed It
"That's yours." he said.
Harry's eyes were on his with a
piercing Intensity now, aa though they
looked through blm to a vast distance
beyond. He was staring through a
.■gray midst at something far off, but
significant, that eluded his direct
vision. Tbe board table, the yellow
gold, the flickering candlelight, recalled something horrifying, in some other
world, in some other life, millions of
ages ago.
He lurched to his feet, overturning
the table. The gold dust rattled to the
"Your dealt" he said. Then, with a
vague laugh, be fell sldewlse upon the
August Prendergast stared at him
with a look of amazement on his yellow face. "He's crazy as a chicken I"
he said.
He eat watching htm awhile, then
rose and kindled a Are on the unswept
hearth. From a litter of cans and
dented utensils ln a corner be proceeded to cook himself supper, after
whlcb he carefully brushed up the
scattered gold dust and returned It all
to Ita hiding place. Lastly he rummaged on a shelf and found a vial.
This proved to be empty, however,
and he set It on the table.
"I guess yon'll do well enough without any pain killer," he said to himself. "Doctors are expensive. Anyway, I'll be back by midnight."
He threw more wood on the fire,
blew out the candle nnd, closing the
door behind him, set off down the
trail to tbe town, where a faro bank
soon acquired tbe bill Jessica had given hlm.
Chapter 15
|T was pitch dark when
Jessica reached the sanitarium, though sbe went
like a whirlwind, the
chill damp smell of the
dewy balsams In ber nostrils, the dust rising ghostlike behind
the rapid hoofs. She found David
Stlres anxious and peevish over ber
late coming.
She felt a relief when the old man
grew tired and was wheeled to his
Left alone, her reflections returned.
Bhe began to be tortured. Sbe tried
to read. Tbe printed characters swam
beyond ber comprehension. At length
ahe drew a hood over her bead and
atole out on to the wide porch. -
It was ouly tl o'clock, and along tbe
gravel paths that wound among the
shrubbery a few dim farms were strolling. She caught tbe scent of a cigar
and the sound of a woman's Inugb.
The air was crisp and bracing, with
n promise of frost und painted leaves.
She gazed down ncrosB Ihe dark
gulches toward tbe town, a straggling
design pricked In blinding yellow
points. Halfway between, folded In
the darkness, lay tho green sbelf and
the cabin to wbleb her thought recurred with a kind of compulsion-
There waa no moon, hut tbe stars
were glowing like tiny green gilt coals.
and the yellow road lay plain and
clear. With a sadden determination
■he drew her light cloak closely about
her. Btepped down, sped across the
grass to a footpath and so to the road.
As she ran on down the curving stretch
under the trees the crackling slip of
bank paper thnt lay In ber bosom
•coined to burn her flesh. Bhe was
(teallug awny to gaze upon tbe outcast wbo bad shamed and bumbled
her—going, she knew not why, wltb
burning cheek nnd hammering heart
She slipped through the side trail tn
the cabin with a choking Kensntlon.
She stole to the window nud peered
tn. In the firelight she could see the
form on the bunk, tossing and mutter
ing. Otherwise the place was empty.
She lifted tbe latch softly and entered.
The strained anxiety of Jessica's
look relaxed as she gazed nbout her.
Bhe saw tbe vial on the tnble. The
doctor hnd been there, then. If he
ware In serious case, Prendergast
would be, with him. Sbe threw back
ber hood, drew one of tbe chairs to
tbr side of tbe bnnk nnd snt down, ber
eyet fixed on bis face.   The weakness
and helplessness or bis posture struck
through and tbrongh her. Two sides
of ber were struggling ln a chaotic
combat for mastery.
"I hate you! I bate your she said
under her breath, clinching her cola
band. "I must hate you! You stole
my love and put It under your feetl
You have disgraced my present and
ruined my future! What If you have
forgotten the past—your crime? Does
that make you the less guilty or me
the less wretched?"
But withal a silent voice within her
gave the He to her vehemence. Some
element of her character that bad been
rigid and Intact was crumbling down.
An old sweet something that a dreadful mill had ground and crushed and
annihilated was rising whole and undented, superior to any petty distinction, regardless of all that lifted combative ln her Inheritance, not to be
gainsaid or denied.
She leaned' closer, listening to the Incoherent words and broken phrases
borne on the turbid channels of fever.
But she could not link them together
into meaning. Only one name he spoke
clearly over and over again—the name
Hugh Stlres—repeated with the dreary
monotony of a child conning a lesson.
She noted tbe mark across his brow.
Before her. marriage, ln her blindness,
she had used to wonder what it was
like. It was not in tbe least disfiguring.. It gave a touch of the extraordinary. It was so small she did not
wonder that in that ecstatic moment of
ber bride's kiss bhe had not seen It.
Slowly, half fearfully, she stretched
out her hand and laid It on his. As if
at the touch the mutterings ceased.
She bent and touched her lips to Ms forehead.
The eyes opened, and a confused, troubled look crept to them. Then they
closed again, and the look faded out
Into a peace that remained.
A thrill ran through her, the sense
ot moral power of the weak over tbe
strong, of the feminine over the masculine.
A rising flush stained ber cheeks.
With a sudden Impulse and wltb a
guilty backward glance sbe bent and
touched her lips to his forehead.
She drew back quickly, ber face
flooded with color, caught her breath,
then, drawing ber hood over ber head,
went swiftly to the door and was lost
in tbe darkness.
• ■     •      •      •      •      •      •
WheJu toward 'midnight the fever
ebbed. Sanderson bad fallen Into a
deep sleep of exhaustion, from which
he opened bis eyes next morning upon
the figure of Prendergast sitting, pipe
iu month. In the sunny doorway.
He lifted blmself on his elbow. Thnt
crafty race bad been Inexplicably woven with the delirious fantasies of his
fever. Where and when hud he known
It? Then In a great tide welled,'brer
blm tbe memory of bis last conscious
hours—tbe scene In the saloon, the
fight, tbe music, the sudden appalling
discovery of his name and repute. Be
remembered the sickening wave of self
disgust, the fierce agony of resentment
that had beat In his every vein as be
walked up the darkening street He
remembered the thrown quartz. No
doubt another missile had struck home
or he had been set upon, kicked and
pommeled Into Insensibility. This old
man—a miner probably, for there were
picks and shovels In the, corner—had
succored him. He bad been ill, there
was lassitude In every limb, and shadowy recollections tantalized hlm. He
retained a dim consciousness of a woman's face—the face be had seen on
the balcony—leaning near him, bringing Into a painful disorder a sense of
grateful coolness, of fragVance and of
As be stared again at the seated figure, the grim fact reared like a grisly
specter, deriding, thrusting Its haggard
presence upon
^"TV^-v filblm.    In   this
f l'\\ Vjjl little cbmmunl-
. > \ ty, which apparently be bad for-
s a k e n and to
which he had by
chance returned,
be stood a rogue
and a scoundrel,
a thing to point
tbe finger nt and
to avoid.    The
. ,, question thnt had
\i^jK. burned bis brain
V     A.X t0 flre atttaei UD
'    a> \v / ••Kl•1,,• Thetown
V-yj  III'*    despised    blm.
What had been
his career?  How
had   he   become
a  parish?    And
hy what miracle had he been so altered
as to look upon himself wltb loathing?
He lifted blmself upright dropping
his feet to the floor. At the movement
the mnn on the doorstep rose quickly
and enme forward.
"You're better, Hngh," he ssld. "Take
It enR,v though. Don't get up Jut yet-
I'm going to cook you some breakfast"
"I'm going lo cook
I/on some break-
He turned to tbe hearth, kicked tha
smoldering log ends together and aet
a sancepan on tbem. "Yon'll be stronger wben you've got something between your ribs." be added.
"How long have 1 been lying henr* !
asked Harry.
"Only since last night You've bad a|
"Where la my dog?"
"Dog?" said the other. "I never
knew you had one."
Harry's lips set bitterly. It had fared
more hardly, then, than he. It had
been a ready object for the crowd to
wreak their hatred upon, because It
belonged to blm—because It was Hugh
Stlres' dog!
"Is this your cabin, my friend?"
The figure bending over tbe hearth
straightened Itself with a jerk, and
the blinking yellow eyes looked hard
at blm. Prendergast came close to the
"That's the game yon played ln the
town," he said, with a surly sneer.
"It's all right for those that take It
In, but you needn't try to bamboozle
me, pretending you don't know yonr
own claim and cabin! I'm no such
A dull flush came to Harry's brow.
Here was a page from that Iniquitous
past that faced him. His own cabin!
And his own claim!  Well, why not?
"You are mistaken," he said calmly.
"I am not pretending. I cannot remember you."
Prendergast laughed ln an ugly, derisive way. "I suppose you've forgotten the half year we've lived here
together and the gold dost we've gathered ln now and again—slipped It all,
have you?"
Harry stood up. The motion brought
a temporary dizziness, but it passed.
He walked to the door and gazed out
on the pleasant green of the hillside.
On a tree near by was nailed a rough,
weather beaten board on' which was
scrawled, "The Little Paymaster
Claim," He saw the grass grown
gravel trenches, evidence of abandon,
ed work. He had been a miner. That
In Itself was honest'toll.
"The claim is good, then," he snid
over bis shoulder. "We found the
Prendergast contemplated him a moment In grim silence, with a scowl.
"You're either really fuddled, Hugh,"
he said then, "or else you're a star
play actor and up to something deep.
Well, have It your own way—It's all
the same to me. But you can't pull
the wool over my eyes long!"
There were mockery and threat In
bis tone; but, more than both, the evil
Intimacy ln his words gave Harry a
qualm of disgust This man had been
his. associate.. That one hour In the
town had shown blm wbat his own
life there bad been.
What should he. do? Forsake forever the neighborhood where he had
made his blistering mark? Fling all
aside and start again somewhere and
leave behind this disgraceful present
with that face that had looked Into
his from above the dusty street?
If fate Intended that, why had It
turned him back? If such was the
bed he had made, he wonld He In It
He would drink the gall and vluegur
without whimpering. Whatever Iny
behind be would live It down. This
man at least hnd befriended him.
He turned Into the room. - "Perhaps I
shall remember after awhile." He took
the saucepan from Prendergast's hand.
"I'll cook tbe breakfast" lie said.
Prendergast filled his pipe and watched him. "I guess there are bats in your
belfry, sure enough, Hugh," he said at
length. "You never offered to do your
stint before."
What a Chance Meeting After
Many Years Revealed.
(To be Continued.)
just the Color,
Jokcsmlth-That's a sarcastic editor
on tbnt comic paper. 1 submitted
some Jokes written on gray paper.
Poet—Did be make sny comment?
Jokesnilth— Yes. He eold tbey; were
so"old they were turntog gray.—Houston Post
Terrible Candor.
"Whnt part of my bock did you most
enjoy?" asked the authorette as sho
brushed her hair over bvr ears.
And nfter a moment's reflection Miss
Cayenne answered:
"The cover design." — Washington
In Boytand.
"Wns Jlmtnle'e hornet run n real long
"flee. 1 sbould sny! It must 'n' went
a hundred feet!"-Kansns City Times.
Those Missing Armi.
Venus wns telling ber friends about
ber missing nrtns.
"I lost them In s revolving door
while trying lo attend a sale uf peach
basket bats," she wblspered.-Vblcago
[Copyright,  190U,   by  Associated Literary
"There's not another auch stretch on
the wbole sound," Lisa was saying
gayly. "For miles It's this same way-
so level that at low tide we could. If
we chose, pass dry shod, like the cull-
| dren of Israel, to tbe other side, which
menus to yon Island. In fact, If8 our
A whirring black cloud, startling tbe
horses, rose suddenly from the edge of
the water as tbey turned a sharp
point and Beth Kekles, wbo was no
horcman, hnd all he could do to keep
his seal. i
••Stormy petrels." laughed Lisa. "Tha
bench takes Its name from them, they
bnunt It ln such numbers,' you know.
If you could stay anotber month, Beth,
we'd make a rider ot you. It's a better sport any time, 1 warrant, than
those new glossed games you talk so
much nbout."
EekleB, who was comfortably settled
In his saddle again, listened to the
pounding of the hoofs on the hard, wet
Baud, his eyes on Lisa, wbose small
gray form seemed to blend and become a part of the lithe gray sbe wus
He admired ber Immensely, this stepdaughter of bis nunt, and suddenly ID
seemed to htm thut mortal man could
ask for notblng better than Lisa for
a wife, and life tn this out ot tbe way
but aristocratic aud exclusive, self satisfied old town.
And Lisa was pretty. Not a girl he
bad ever known could compare with
her In beauty, not to mention a certain
rare grace of manner and au unusual,
dainty wit.
She bud money and lineage, too,
back of ber, and Setb Eckics was old
enough nnd wise enough to know tbe
value of sucb things.
"If silence Is golden," she Interrupted quizzically, "then your burden must
Indeed be heavy. Do you know you
haven't spoken lor tbe longest whileV"
"1 was—thinking." he stammered
guiltily, ashamed thnt anything so
sordid ns family nud money could for
an Instant have associated themselves
ln bis mind with the girl herself. It
was Lisa that be wanted.
"How late!" Lisa exclaimed with the
booming ot tbe sunset gun on tbe old
fort across tbe channel. "It you but
knew It, Setb. we're live miles from
home. Then there's dinner and dressing, nnd 1 can't under any circumstances allow n guest to disgrace hlm-
self by arriving tardily at a function
In his honor.   We've got to run for It."
She wheeled and led off. Setb following and beeping up lis best lie
could, but tiiiilnuiiteil by the distance
between them. Was there not the
dunce ut the clubhouse yet before tils
train at midnight? At any rate, It wns
a chance.
And Seth mnde the' best of It. The
long galleries were bowers of palms
and remote from the ballroom, nnd
tbere, with the tide pumiueiliig at tbe
pier and tossing up sheets of spray,
Seth told his story.
He was young and handsome and
adept, and be pleaded his case well-
so well that he and ,.lsn In the white
radiance of a big moon nnd wltb the
shimmer of wnter about them exchanged vows, iconvluced that ench
wns Intended for the other. That wns
tbe way life looked that night, but. of
course. It would be the seme a yenr
hence when I.lsn should be eighteen
and the engagement mnde public.
Then Seth. fresh from a Inw school,
estnbllshed himself In New York.
There was no tiresome, weary watting fnr clients. From the very first
luck field hln hand, nnd business troubles, growling like hyenas nt the doors
of even older men, from blm stood
Besides, he hnd full menstiro of
amusements nnd plenstire. Friends he
mnde everywhere. His henrty lough
snd genial disposition kept him tn demand.
Life was so sntlsfnctory nnd success
so easy thnt he was nlrendy well spoiled before he met Laura Norton, who
was Llsn's exact opposite. Before he
knew It lie hnd forgotten his pledge to
Lisa and was formally engaged to
Laura, the engagement being speedily
followed by mn rrlnge.
For awhile there were hours pf
gloom wben he stood truly aghast at
What be had done. In every conceivable light and with all honesty he argued the matter, convincing himself!
finally that he had notblng to regret
Lisa was young and susceptible. Probably sbe wns already consoled.
In any case ii man's maturer judgment wns to he respected, no matter
nt what cost And. too, he greatly ad.
mired his wife, ber easy adaptability,
her cleverness, her accomplishments.
Besides, tbey were congenial. Her
ambitions fully equaled his, and het
penchant for politics was a factor ln
his career, pushing him Into places he
knew he could not have reached alone,
For a time honors seemed absolutely
heaped upon him. He could scarcely
keep step with fortune's pace, so fast
and furiously did Bhe mount But,
once started on- the ladder, be continued to climb, even long after his wife's,
death aud wben bis hair had grayed
and Lisa was but a misty dream. And
luck still beld bis hand.
He was ln the running for governor,
making, the press said, a phenomenal
campaign. Men spoke of htm as tbe
brilliant light, tbe strong man ot hla
time. Everywhere he was made much
df, and it was at a reception for him
tn the old clubhouse at the end of the
pier that a sleeping memory awoke.
Could It be possible tbat he was
awake? Only an hour ago It might
have been tbat be last saw the cool
green of the ballroom, tbe long bowers
of palms with lights twinkling among
the black green foliage, the surf beating at tbe pier and the white foam
dashing high. There was music, too,
just as on that other night, but Lisa,
shimmering In pale green, with the
string of pearls close to ber wblte
throat and nestling In ber yellow hair
"I claim the privilege of an old
friend." A musical voice spoke close
to his enr ns be leaned on the railing,
and some one touched bis arm.
It wns Lisa. He knew It before he
turned to see her tn pale, shimmering
green, with pearls at ber throat and In
the satne fair balr. Sbe smiled at blm,
too. in the old wny. with little dimples
about ber mouth and her sensitive lips
moving ever en slightly, though ber
fnce wns lu repose.
How pretty Rhe wns! Incomparably
prettier than that otber nlgbt and witli
a sweet, womanly dignity whlcb puzzled hlm. What bad come to ber to so
beautify beauty, to so Intensify loveliness?
He forgot the yen rs and deeds that
lay between that fnroff night and this,
like leaves.between the covers pf a
book, remembering only as It were the
preface tbat once sbe had loved blm.
tbat be still loved, her, the crown of
any man's life.
"Lisa!" be cried, his face aglow, his
bands extended,   "Lisa!"
"Dreaming!" she laughed. Then tbe
little band pulled at bis sleeve as tbe
otber reached toward two men In the
shadows. One of tbem was strong and
fine and one was young and handsome.
"I want you, Seth," she said, "to know
my son and my husband."
Not Entirely Undisputed.
The case before the court was one
Involving the ownership of a tract of
land, aud tbe attorney for one of the
parties to tbe suit was cross examining a witness. "Now, Mr. Urlmstaaw,"
he said, "the property on wbleb you
live was originally a part of tbe twenty acres in dispute, was It not?"
"Yes, sir."
"And your title Is based on tbe original title to that land, I presume?'
"Yes, sir."
"How long have you resided there?'
"Over twenty-oue years."
"Have you- hod—now. mark me—
have you hud twenty-one years' undisputed possession of tbnt property?"
Tbe witness hesitated a moment.
"Remember. Mr. Urlmshaw," said
the lawyer, ralslug his voice, "that you
ure under oath. Have you bad twenty-
one yenrs' undisputed possession ot
tbnt property?"
"It bas been disputed once, and only
once." answered the witness. "I found
n nest of bumblebees In my back yard
one day last summer."
In tbe general laugh thnt followed
this answer the lawyer subsided.—
Youth's Companion.
Freaks of Figures.
Some person of a mathematical turn
of mind bus discovered tbat tbe multiplication of B87(I54*121 (which, you
will observe, nre simply the figures 1
to 0, Inclusive, reversed! by 45 gives
44,444,444,445. Reversing the order of
tbe digits and multiplying 123450781)
by 45 we get a result equally curious
-viz. 5.555,555,505. If we take 12345-
0781) as the multiplicand and. Interchanging the figures lu 45 so as to
make them read 54, use the last number as a multiplier the result will he
(■.(■mi.tlim.itnil. Returning to tbe multiplicand D87H54.1LM and taking 54 as the
multiplier again, the result will be 611,-
m.i:i:i.."S.".4. all threes except the first
and Inst figures, which'.ogether rend 54.
the multiplier. Taking the some multiplicand and 117. the half of 54. as the
multiplier, the product Is 2il.tMtl.0lli*.-
11117, all Ts except the first nnd last
figures, which together rend 27, tile
multiplier. Now. Interchanging the order nf the figures 27 nnd using 72 In-
stent! us a multiplier and 1)87)154:121 as
ttie multiplicand we get ns a product ail ones except the first
and Inst figures, wblch together read
72, the multiplier.
An Infliction.
"Your tickets were complimentary,
were they not?"
"Well," replied the man who bad
seen a painfully amateur entertainment. "I thought they were until I
saw the show."—London 'i'lt-Hlts.
Thomas Cook* Ran the Pioneer Event*
In 1841.
, Forty-eight years ago Thomas Cook
organized andi advertised the . first-
railway excursion in England. Cook
wa3 then a turner by trade and a
temperance organizer as a side line.
One hot summer day in the June of
1841, young Cook Bet out on a walk
which was to mark the turning-point;
in hie career. It was to Leicester,
where he was to be one ol the speakers at a great temperance demonstration. The distance was but fifteen.1'
miles—a mere nothing to such a
pedestrian as he was; but, as he
strode nlong, he read something which'
set him tanking deeply. It wos the-
newspapei report of the opening of
that portion of what was then known
as the Midland Counties Railway,
which conriected Leicester with Loughborough. ' "•,'. j "i.
Now, it had been arranged to. hoi*
another demonstration shortly at'
Loughborough, and all at once it
flashed into his mind, whnt a wonderful success it might be made it
the people could go by rail instead
of having to walk; hundreds then
might go, where dozens would hot
Full ol the idea, he explained it to
his audience that night. All were
struck; but, said some, "What obou*!
the cost? How many workingmen.-
could afford it?" "Lenve that to me,"
exclaimed Cook. "All of you who-
would like to go hold un your hands.
So large was the response that,
early the next morning, he betook
himsell to the office ol John Fox Bell,
the secretary of the railway company,
and unfolded his plain. Mr. Bell at
once fell in with the idea, and himself gove a contribution towards the-
preliminary expenses.
Within a few hours the arrangements were set forth in print, thus
making it the very earliest publicly
advertised excursion train.
On the 5th ol July, the excursion
duly started, numbering five hundred
and seventy passengers, amidst great
popular enthusiasm, a band ol musio-
accompanying them to the station,
whilst all Loughborough turned out-
to welcome them.
Clarksburg Boy Gets Degree of Ph.D.
/   > From Chicago.
Mr. E. 8. Moore of Clarksburg, whs-
graduated at the University of Toronto in 1904, Ib the first Canadian to
receive the degree of Ph.D. from the*-
geological department of Chicago Uni
versity. It was conferred upon hint'
a short time ago, with the additional1
distinction of "Magna Cum Lsude."
He hos also been appointed senior
professor of geology in the State University of Pennsylvania, duties to-
commence in September next. Dr.
Moore is at present in charge of »
geological survey party in New Ontario, where he has held a siniilar
position for the poet five years:
An Old Time English Election*.
A curiouB incident occurred at Patton at an election for Parliament.. Sir
Mark Wood, who had been one of its
members for several years, Hnd ns his
colleugue in the Parliament of 1812
Sir William Cohgreve, the inventor of*
the famous "Congreve Rocket." The
latter resigned in 1810, and the baronet wished hia own son to fill the vacancy.
There were only three voters-in the
constituency, Sir Mark, his son and
his butler, named Jennings, but o»
the son was awny and the butler hnd
quarreled with his moster an opportunity was afforded for a singular revenge. Jennings refused to second
Sir Mark's nomination of his son and*
proposed himself, and a deadlock wns
averted only by Sir Mark coming tt>
terms with the refractory butler,
whose nominn'ioni he seconded in order to induce him to act us a seconder
to his son.
Mutters being thus put formally iri'
train, Sk Mark arranged with Jennings tnot the former's vote should be-
alone given, and the final state of the
poll at Gnttnn's only known contest
stood thus; Wood (Tory), 1; Jennings*
(Whig), 0.—Westminster Gazette.
Venerable Trees.
Over fifty of the "venerable trees""
which Dr. Johnson nnd Boswell gaze*
upon in the vicinity of Cawdor Castle,
Nairn, ore, it is Baid, still flourishing.
One of the beeches hos a girth of W
feet and a spread ot branches of over
100 ieet. One beautiful gean-tree,
which has been blossoming for over
300 years, has this season again presented a sight of splendor, while several fine nsh trees, planted in 1670,.
ure still holding seasonable rivalry
with aged oaks, The antiquity of
Cawdor Wood is surpassed, of course,
by the patch ol Codzow Forest, at
Hamilton, where oaks thot budded
when Bruce was king ure still giving
evidences of life; but Cawdor has a
Bplondor which is not possible amid)
the smoke-tinged atmosphere of Ced-
r.ow.—Glasgow News.
Madrid Is Highest.
Madrid has the highest altitude ol
any city in Europe. THE   REPORTER,   NEW   MICHEL,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA.
Man Who Found It Thought at First
That He Was Dreaming or That
Someone Had Played a Joke on
Him—Insured For Huge Sums
While In Transit—Four Detectlvei
Watched Cutting at Amsterdam.
The late acquisition of the two magnificent flawless diamonds of the purest blue white color, cut from the
great Cullinan crystal, establishes the
supremacy of the diamond collection
among the crown jewels of Great
Britain as the largest and most valuable in the world.
The history of this wonderful diamond is one of romance from the
evening of June 25, 1905, it waB flrst
seen glittering upon the side of the
deep excavation in the primier mine
in the Transvaal, down to its instalment in a new and living form among
the crown jewels on public view in
the Tower of London,
Mr. George Frederick Kuntz, in the
June Century magazine has dealt exhaustively with the Excelsior odd
Cullinan diamonds, but as the Excelsior has been, broken up into ten
splendid smaller jewels it has lost its
identity; and ns the Cullinan has
furnished the two largest diamonds
in existence weighing respectively
6161-2 and 300 3-16 carats, besides a
drop diamond of 9.2 carats, a square
brilliant of 6.2 carats, flve.other smaller stones, and 96 still smaller brilliants and 0 unpolished "ends," it
claims our special attention.
When Mr. Frederick Wells first
cnught sight oi the gleam in the earth
he climbed up after it, and- had a
good deal of difficulty in extricating
it. When I took a good look at the
stone stuck there in the side of the
pit it suddenly flashed across my
mind thnt I hnd gone insane—that the
whole thing was imaginary. I knew
it could not be a diamond. Some
practical joker had planted this huge
chunk of glass there for me to find."
Mr. Wells soon, however, convinced
himself of the genuineness of the stone
which when it was cleaned weighed
3.024 .'"-4 carats, and wos three times
the size of any" other diamond that
hod ever been discovered, ln the
course, of n few hours the news wns
telegraphed to oil ports of the world
that the greatest diamond of this or
any other age hod been brought to
light. The company rewarded Mr.
Wells with $10,000, ond the founder of
the company gave the diamond his
own name, Cullinan.
It is supposed to lie a fragment,
probably less than baby, of o crystal,
the other portions of which nre still
to be discovered; and gigantic as it
is. It represents in weight less thnn
half the daily output of the De Heers
mines, which average about 7.000
The owners, realizing the snf»ty ol
the British mail, sent the stone to
London as an ordinary registered
parcel, but insured it from risk in
transit for $1,250,000, On arrival it
was placed in the vaults of the Standard Bank of South Africa. The King
desired to see it, so when It was taken
to Buckingham Palace for an hour
or two, a special policy was made
out for $2,500,000 at n cost of $725.
"This is a great curiosity," said the
King, "but I should have knocked it
aside as a lump of glass if I hod seen
it in the rood."
After several suggestions as to the
disposal of it, the Transvaal Legislature decided to purchase it, and present it to King Edward VII. on his
sixty-six birthday as a testimonial of
the gratitude of the Transvnal for the
grant of automony accorded by the
English Government. $750,000 is said
to be the price agreed upon (hut it
is not definitely known), $300,000 ol
which was paid in ensh, snd the remainder was covered by the three-
fifths of the proceeds of the diamond
mines that is turned over to the
colonial Government.
On November 9, 1907, it was delivered to the King, who the same dny
communicated to the Government his
acceptance for himself and his successors, and added that "this great
and unique diamond shall be kept
and preserved among the historic
jewels which form the heirlooms ol
the crown."
Four detectives accompanied the
treasure to Amsterdam, January 23,
1908, where it took months to cut and
polish it. The cutting is expensive,
$40,000 was paid for the recuttiug of
the Kohinoor diamond ip 1852. The
expense of cutting the Cullinan stone
was met by the sale of some of the
minor (jems. The greatest and most
interesting precautions were tnl'e*> '
its safety in Amsterdam.
The two large stones have ""
named "The King Edwurd Diunio',. ,
and "The Queen Alexandra Diamond," and a court jeweler has been
setting some of the other larger diamonds so that on state occasions they
may be worn on the crown by Hie
Majesty, but at less formal events
they may be detached and worn by
the Queen as a necklace.
Romeo's Predicament.
During bis stage career, Forbes Robertson, like most other actors, has
been the victim of a number of awk.
ward misadventures. On one occasion he was playing "Romeo ond Ju
liet" with Modanie Modjeska. He was
seated on the steps of the tomb and
had commenced to apostrophize bis
lost love when he found to his borrot
that the steps, which were on castors,
were moving toward the footlights
"Vat is de matter?" nskod Modjeska.
"The steps nre moving nway," said
Mr. Robertson. "Then you will hove
to jump,' was the comforting response.   He jumped.
Didn't Like Papers.
Alexander William Kiuglake, author
of "Eothen" and "History of the Wat
In the Cr men," was no admirer of the
daily press, even in early days. Once
looking at old Mr. Villiers, then lath
er of the Commons, he remarked,
with his meditative drawl, "A clever
man, before he softened his brain by
studying the newspapers I"
Persia's Deposed Ruler Cannot Live
In England.
The Marquese de Fonteroy tells the
For tbe first time in many years
King Edward has found it necessary
to deny the hospitality of English
territory to a foreign sovereign, to
discover a precedent for whicli it is
necessary to go buca to 1815, when the
great Napoleon, after the battle of
Waterloo, begged to be allowed to
take up his residence in England,
sought refuge on un English warship
with that object iu view, was not allowed to land anu was shipped off to
St. Helena. The foreign monarch who
has now requested permission to establish his home in England is the
dethroned Shah of Persia, und I hear
that both Edward VII. and his ministerial advisers, have taken the ground
that aside from the inconveniences
of permitting u full-fledged oriental
establishment, hureiu anu oil, within
the borders of the United Kingdom,
the otter oi hospitality to the ex-shah
Would be misconstrued not alone in
Persia, but also in India, and, indeed,
throughout the Orient. Were the ex-
shah to live in England the Persian
people would always remain under
the impression thut at some future
period he would be brought bock to
Teheran and restored to power by the
British Government, and they would
in consequence thereof be disinclined
to accord their confidence to the present regime in Persia or to believe in
its stability.
Of other deposed sovereigns who
have sought refuge in England and
who have mode their homes there
while iu exile, one may mention Napoleon III. and his empress, who still
lives at Farnborough, hear Aldershot;
King Louis Philippe and Queen Marie
Anielie, King Charles X. and -Louis
XVIII., all pf France; the late King
Francis of Naples and his consort;
ex-King Milan ol Servia ond Queen
Natalie;, the consort of ex-King Miguel of Portugal, who is now lady abbess of the Benedictine Convent ot
Ryde, on the Isle of Wight; ex-King
Joseph Bonaparte of Spain, ex-Khedive Ismuii ol Egypt, the ex-King ol
the Punjab, the late Dhuleen Singh,
and Alfonso XII. of Spain prior to
his restoration in the early 70's. Indeed, Alfonso XII., went through a
course of military training at the
Royal Staff College at Sandhurst in
Strange Hindu  Beliefs.
In India the traditions of folklore
nre numerous- and strange. ■- Among
those pertaining to the tiger the following ore the most peculiar: The
uneducated Hindu (and he is in the
great majority) believes that the ghost
of a man killed by n tiger rides on
the head of the benst that slew him to
worn him oi danger and to guide him
to new victims. It is declared that
God provides for the tiger's daily
wants to the amount of one rupee a
day; that *s to say, if the tiger kills
a calf worth six rupees he will not
be allowed another victim for five
Eating the flesh of a tiger iB supposed to give one great courage and alertness, but the whiskers flrst must be
signed off the the beast, or his spirit
will haunt the man who fed off him
and he is likely to be turned into a
tiger in the next world.
The following incident reolly occurred in a small Indian village in the
interior: One of the villagers, was,
unfortunately, killed by a tiger. The
police investigated the accidental
death and rendered this verdict:
"Pandu died of a tiger eating him;
there was no cause of death. Nothing
was left of him save his bones and
some fingers, which probably belonged
to either the right or left hand."
New Cabinet Minister's Story.
The new Chancellor of the Duchy
of Lancaster, Mr. Herbert Samuel, is
a member of a well-known Jewish
family of bankers, and was born in
Liverpool. After a brilliant career at
Oxford, Mr. Samuel devoted himself
to politics, and twice contested South
Oxfordshire unsuccessfully. He is a
forcible speaker, avoiding the style of
oratory that marks the average election campaign, and of which he tells
un amusing story. "One night, us 1
arrived late to address a meeting, 1
sow a working man whom I knew
lounging at the doorway of the hull,
while from within came a continuous
and earnest bellowing. 'Do you know
who'B speaking?' I asked my friend.
'Or haven't you been in?'   'Oh, yes,
I've been in,' said he.   'Mr. A is
speaking.' 'What about?' 1 inquired.
My friend sighed and shook his head.
'He didn't Bay,' he answered." Mr.
8aniuel is only in his thirty-lourth
year, and so can claim to have made
a rapid success in the political arena.
Aviator Is Confident.
If Mr. W. Gibson of Victoria, B.C..
realizes his expectations witli respect
to the aeroplane he has invented,
then the Pacific Coast will be able
to claim the honor of having done
something very practical towards the
solution of the problem ol aerial navigation. Mr. Gibson's flying machine
is less thon a third the weight of the
Wright machine and develops 40 more
horse-power. The inventor offers to
bet that in a year he will fly from
Seattle to Vancouver in his machine.
Its weight is only 222 pounds, ond
the motor. develops 65 horse-power.
The feature of the Gibson aeroplane
is that it flies straight forward instead of sideways. While other aeroplanes present their widest side to the
front, it presents the narrowest.
Countess of Cardigan Is Still Alert and
Fascinating, >
If one of the famous ladies of the
Regency or of the Empire had Stepped
out of tbe past to greet me I could
hardly hare been more impressed tban
when the Countess of Cardigan received me in her drawing-room and
told me some of her memories of the
past, about which she bad written a
book that will shortly be published.
And indeed Bhe was a belle and a
famous one, in the time of the Second Empire, and she was born only
just after the days of the Regency.
Nobody would believe it if they saw
her to-day. Her figure is slim and
upright, her face is scarcely lined,
her eyes are those of a young woman,
and see, you may be sure, aa much of
the amusing side of life as they have
ever done.
And when you hear her talk of the
scenes and the figures of the post, her
talk is so alert that it is difficult to
believe that she is speaking of the
time before Queen Victoria came to
the throne. She wore a dress of rose-
colored silk trimmed with old lace,
and round her neck some strings of
great pearls, and her dress became
her. You felt that the sombre clothes
of an old woman would not have suited her at all.
One of her earliest recollections is
of a children's ball at St. James' Palace which William IV! gave in honor
of the Princess Victoria, who was
then about thirteen. Ludy Cardigan—
Bhe was then Miss Adelaide de Horsey
—was only five and during the course
of the entertainment Bhe was missed,
but discovered eventually curled up
in the King's chair fast asleep.
She remembers, too, the preparations foi the great Eglinton Tournament, which wus to be a revival oi
mediaeval glories but was unfortunately spoilt by rain. Duvernay taught
her to dance—the famous Duveruay
who afterwards became Mrs. Lyne
Stephens, succeeded to the vast fortune of her husband, und died a very
old woman not so many years ago.
Early portraits of Lady Cardigan
show her as a very beautiful girl with
an expression of great vivacity. One
ol them was pointed about the time
she was engaged to the Count de
Montemolin, son of the first Don Car- )
los, claimant to the Spanish throne
and uncle of Don Carlos who died the
other day. "1 remember him ub an
infant," she told me, "with very black
eyes." The Count de Montemolin
was on a visit with his brother to
the Duke und Duchess of Nemours at
Orleans House, Twickenham, and fell
violently in love with the young English beauty. She still keeps his love
letters, and some of them are to be
reproduced in the book she is j preparing.
The Incompleat Anglers.
Mr. A. E. W. Mason, M.P. for Coventry, England, novelist, playwright,
and one-time actor, has made good
use of hiB electoral experience in his
new play, "Colonel Smith." This literary Parliamentarian confesses that
he writes very deliberately, usually
taking two years to the writing of one
book. There is, however, nothing of
the recluse about Mr. Mason, for he
spends all his spare time in the open
air, und is an enthusiastic yachtsman
and mountaineer. In the sailing expeditions which he often makes on
the West Coast of Scotland, he is
sometimes accompanied by Mr. Andrew Lang, who is no less devoted
to out-door sport. A friend of both
writers tells how he once called at a
little inn and asked the landlady
what kind of people usually came
there. "Oh, often literary people,"
she declared with pride. "Sometimes
Mr. Andrew Lung und Mr. Mason.
They come for the fishing." "And
do they catch much?" inquired the
interested friend. "Well, no sir," admitted the landlady, "they never
catches anything; but, there sir, they
fishes beautifully."
Quaint Injunction In Will.
The quaint testamentary injunction
of ah eighteenth century gardener
and botanist was observed for the one
hundred und eightieth successive year
ot Shoreditch parish church, says The
London Stundurd, when what is
known us the '-'vegetable lecture," was
Rev,  E.  K.
James Cox's Ingenious Machine May
Now Be In China.
In the eighteenth century an ingenious jeweler named James Cox, of
Shoe Lane, London, constructed a
clock which was rendered perpetuAl
by a cleverly contrived attachment
which utilized the rise and full of tile
barometer to supply the necessary
The movement of the mercury actuated a cog wheel in such a mannel
that whether the mercury rose or
fell the wheel alwoys revolved in the
some direction and kept the weights
that supplied the movement of the
clock always wound up. The barometer bulb dipped into, a mercury cis-
tern. The cistern hung attached to
the extremities ot two rockers, to the
left end of one and the right end of
the other.
The bulb was similarly attached to
the other extremities of the rockers,
which are thus moved every time
there is a change in tbe amount of
mercury in bulb and cistern, respectively. The rockers actuated a vertical
ratchet, and the teeth were so arranged that the wheel they controlled
could only move in one direction, whether the ratchet ascended and descended.
The clock itself, was an ordinary
one, but of very strdng and superior
workmanship, and wss jeweled with
diamonds at every bearing, the
whole being enclosed in a glass case
which, while it excluded dust, displayed the entire mechanism. The.fate ol
Cox's clock was brought to light in o
work called "Travels in China," published in 1804 and written by John
Barrow. ,  ,     .    ,
In this book it is stated that in the
list of presents carried by "the late
Dutch Ambassador" were "two grand
pieces of machinery that were part
of the curious musesu of Cox." One
of these apparently was the perpetual
clock, ahd it was taken by the Dutch
Ambassador to China, where in the
journey from Canton to Pekin both
the instruments suffered some slight,
damage. Efforts were made to repair
at Pekin, but on leaving the capital it
discovered   that   the   Chinese
Curate's Substitute.
The newly-appointed Arcli bishop of
Sydney was formerly Archdeacon
Wright of Manchester, who is to be
warmly congratulated on his new
honors, for the Archbishopric of Sydney is the highest position, outside
England, to be obtained in the Anglican Church, and its income is $16,000
a year. The archbishop once went
to hear a sermon Irom u newly-ordained young curate, who nervously rose,
fumbled with the papers on his desk,
blushed, and then said: "My friends
—I, 1 am sorry to say that I hnve lost
the notes for my sermon, and I therefore cannot deliver it. I will have to
do the next best thing, therefore, and
read a tew chapters from the Bible I"
Prime Minister, Ho-tchang-tong, had
substituted two other clocks of very
inferior workmanship and hud reserved Cox's mechanism for himself.
Trader's First Deal.
The chiei characteristic, as a child,
of Mr. A. W. Gamage, who presided
at the general meeting of the well-
known firm bearing his name, wus a
well-developed instinct for making
money, ana before he was seven years
of age he had corried through two
business "deals." There was a considerable difference between these
transactions, the first being of a pastoral, the second of a money-lending
nature. At the time the boy's great
desire was to obtain a certain watch
he admired in a Hereford jeweler's
window, and, having saved some fifteen shillings out of pocket money,
he persuaded his father to sell him a
lamb for the amount, his intentions,
of course, being to purchuse the watch
out of the profit he expected to realize on the lamb when it became a
sheep. Alas; a dog entered the fold,
und the ewe lamb, greatly frightened,
strangled itself between the bars of a
hurdle. The future merchant prince
wos now reduced to four shillings, snd
the watch seemed further off than
ever, but hio father came to the rescue
and sold, or rather gave, his son another lamb for four shillings. This
one safely reached maturity, and
brought to its owner thirty shillings.
The youthful speculator did not, however, buy the watch then as he could
not bring himself to port with the
gold, and, in the second place, he
shortly afterwards found another use
for it.
The Wrong Lord Charles.
Like his brother, Lord Kerry; now
member for mid-Derbyshire, Lord
Charles Fitzmaurice, who has been
appointed equerry-in-ordinary to the
Prince of Wales, adopted a military
career at an early date, and is st
the present time a captain in the 1st
(Royal) Dragoons. During his enrly
days in India, an amusing incident
occurred. Having a lew weeks' leave
he wired to book rooms at a certain
hill station. On his arrival he wo?
surprised to see the officer command.
Lord Charles  Beresford Would  End
Party Controversy.
Lord Charles Beresford has been
the guest of tile London Chamber of
Commerce at a complimentary dinner
at the Hotel Cecil. Mr. Stanley Mo-
chin, chairman of the Council of the I
Chamber, presided, and among those
present were Lord Brassey, Admiral
Sir E. Frenmntle, Sir Cyprian Bridge,
Rear-Admiral Field, Lieutenant Carlton Bellairs, Sir F. Flonnery, Lieutenant-General Sir J. W. Laurie.
Lord Charles Beresford, who was
enthusiastically received, Baid his
suggestions at the meeting which he
addressed a fortnight ago had received
a great deal of criticism, much of it
quite fair, some of it most unfair.
He wished it to be understood that
he would have nothing whatever to
do with party politics with regard to
the navy. His statement as to the
deficiency of the 'fleet, as organized
for war, he submitted to the Prime
Minister. It was not a party manoeuvre; he wished to help the man at
the helm to steer the ship of State,
and not to throwvlifflculties in his
way. The Prime Minister thought the
statement so serious that he ordered
an inquiry. He (Lord Charles) never
asked for the inquiry; it was not his
husiness to do so. Throughout the
whole period his line had been Imperial and national, and that line he
intended to take in the future.
He adhered to every word he said
at the meeting in the city on June
30, and he intended to make no excuse for that speech. The four contingent battleships should be laid
down this year, because we should be
in arrear in our shipbuilding vote, snd
if we did ; not lay them down we
should be in Ihe position, in the event
of a great triple alliance, of not being
able to make u new program, as the
yards would be full of ships of the
old program.
The next important point won to
get their plant ready. We could hot
turn out more than seven ships'with
gun-mountings yearly, whereas Germany was able to turn out ten. This
waa a serious point, and we ought to
begin to increase our plant next week,
so as to he ready for any demand and
to make ourselves absolutely secure.
If the competition in armaments continued, we should have to begin a new
program altogether in 1913. The arrears Of shipbuilding and false economy from which we were now suffer-
ing meant thut for every $500 saved
we should have to pay $2,500 or more
to get things back tb where they were,
and in case of a panic something like
$5,000. '.-'■'
He wished all party controversy on
the navy would cease, and that all
would take a broad und Imperial view
of the situation, devoting their attention to the common end of making
the naval defence of this country adequate and strong.   (Loud cheers.)
preached  by the vicar,
Ford. In 1729 Thomas Fuirchild died , wrw ■-.— •■■-, v.     . «,       .,
at the age of sixty-three years, and    trig the «»»™,h't7 ""d   s
bequeathed $125 to the church war- ' platform to meet   the   train,.and   «
bequeathed $125 to
dens ot Shoreditch, stipulating that
the interest should be paid each Whit
Tuesday tor the delivery by a selected
preacher ol un address on "The wonderful works of God in creation, or
the certuinty of the resurrection of
the dead by certain changes of the
creution.*' Fuirchild hud extensive
grounds in the duyB when "the Hox-
ton hamlet" was noted (or its productions, and he introduced many varieties of foreign fruits und flowers. In
the borough council's small public
garden in Hackney rood, close to tiie
church, there is u tombstone recording the injunction as to the lecture.
Set to Muiic.
"If you have a freckle make the
most of it," is the motto of the present day, and Mr, Cove-Brown-Cuve,
of Montreal, shows his wisdom in being proud of a name that many a
weaker man would sink under. Mont-
reulers are telling what they claim to
be a true story at his expense.
The other day Mr. H. S. Holme,
also of Montreal, addressed Mr. Cave-
Brown-Cave as "Mr. Cave." At this
the owner of the three-fold appellation
stiffened up and remarked:
"My name is Cavc-Brown-Cove, Mr.
"Oh, is it?" Baid Mr. Holme. "Well,
mine is Holme-Swcet-Home,"
A Water Wijard.
It was while the well-known engineer, Mr. G. F. Deacon, whose lamented death recently occurred, wos in
charge of Liverpool's waterworks system that he invented the differentiating waste-water meter. He projected
the Vyrnwj scheme in 1870, nnd subsequently completed, as engineer-in-
ehief, the first Instalment of the
scheme, which cost two and a half
millions sterling. Mr. Deacon wns the
author of many clever papers on engi.
neering matters read before tachnuta)
end scientific societies.
Peer as Porter.
Lord Howard de Walden. who is
one of the few millionaire sportsmen
who are also interested In classical
literature, haB just written another
poetic play. Lord Howard is said to
be the finest swordsman in Britain,
und takes daily exercise with the foils.
Another of his interests is the revival
of the ancient sport of falconry, and
at Audley End, his delightful seat in
Sussex, are collections of trained
hawks, falcons, und goshawks. The
greater part of Lord Howard's large
income is derived from ground rents
in the Marylebone district. Marine
motoring is also a hobby of this sporting peer, and he was indulging m it
at Hyde last spring when an incident
occurred which still occasions him
amusement, tinged with regret. His
motor-boat had sustained some damage, and, clod in dirty overalls, he wus
tinkering at it close to the pier when
an old lady, struggling under the
weight of a large portmanteau, approached and said: "Young man, will
you please carry my bug on board thut
bout yonder? I want to cross to Portsmouth." Without a moment's hesitation his lordship relieved the old lady
of her luggage, and, steering his way
towards the boat she had pointed out,
saw her salely aboard with her possessions Long after the boot had suited, Lotd Howard was relating the in.
cident to a friend, who told him thut
thnt pnrticulnr boot was not going to
Portsmouth at all, but to the French
guard of honor drawn up. Accosting
an officer with whom lie was slightly
acquainted, he inquired the meaning
of the array. "Oh. Lord Charles
Beresford is cominit," was the reply.
His lordship looked puzzled nnd snid,
"Don't talk nonsense, 1 urn the only
white mart on the train." After sonic
discussion it eventually transpired
that by some error the telegraphist
hnd sent the messnge thnt "Lord
Chnrles Beresford" wns coming, instead of "Lord Charles Fitzmaurice."
Tho feelings of the - officer commanding may be imagined.
Hero of a Siege.
Sir F. M. Hodgson. Governor ol
British Guiana, is ut present in England on leave ol absence. Ten years
ago, while Sir Frederic was governor
of the Gold Const, ho, with Lady
Hodgson, wns besieged in Coomnssie
by the Ashnnti people. They were for
some weeks in hourly danger of logins
their lives, und had no food other
than dog-biscuits and tinned meats.
Sir Frederic is the son of a South
Country rector, and earlier in his
career held a position in the General
Postofllce. Once, nt n dinner given
in his honor, n spenkcr referred to
this tact. "Our honored guest," he
said, "began life as u clerk in the
savings bunk." Sir Frederic, rising
to reply, Biniled drily. "I am afraid
someone has been fooling the last
speaker," he sulci; "I began life as
an infant."
White Horse of Kilbum.
Tho biggest artificial. horse In the
world is the famous white hors'e of
Kilhurn, Englnnd, whicli was formed
fifty years ago by a nntivo of Kilbum,
who cut oway the turf in the correct
form and covered it with limestone.
The whole occupies nbout two acres
of ground ond may be seen twenty
miles awny. It is said that twenty
persons can sit ou the "eye" of the
Veterans Thinning Out.
The survivors of the Indian Mutiny
are gradually diminishing in number,
the-latest to full out of the ranks be.
ing Mrs. Thompson, who died recently
at Delhi ot cholera. As Miss Alone,
this lady did invaluable service during the siege ol Lucknow in 1857. On
more than one occasion she risked
her life crossing from the ladies'
quarters to the hospital amid a show-
er of bullets to take such nourishment
as wus uvuilebh' to the unfortunate
soldiers who were wounded. The
"lassie w-i' the red hair," ns she was
described by u Scottish inmate of the
hospital, was looked upon as 4 mill-
istering angel.
Soldiers' Children Burn.
A shocking accident occurred re
cently ut the Buenu Vista Barracks in
Gibraltar. Three children belonging
to Sergts. Parker and Rover, ol the
llcuforusiiire Regiment, were playing
ut housekeeping iu a large paCiHi,
casa containing straw at the back of
the officers mess. The struw ignited,
und the Humes set lire to the children's clothes. A passing policeman
rescued them, throwing his coat round
one after the other, and himself being badly burned. Two ol the children, Lily Purker and Evu Rover,
botli aged three, died subsequently in
the military hospital. Another little
girl, Adu Parker, was severely injured.
A Carpenter's Son.
Sir Hubert von Herkomer, the famous artist, is the son of a carpenter
who possessed such all-round 'skill
thnt he built the house in which the
puintcr was born. When Sir Hubert
von Herkomer wus n baby his fstner
once took him in liis arms und said,
"This boy shall one duy be my best
friend, nnd he shnll be nn artist."
The distinguished Academician's mo
ther, who wos a tulented violinist and
pianist, helped lo support the home
by giving music lessons.
Founder of Upper Canada After <
Hard Struggle In the Wilderncssei
of North America Went Home to
Rest and Built Wolford Lodge-
Many Relics of the Pioneer Still
Exist In the Historic Old Manor.
High among the hills surrounding
Honiton, the little country town which
is famed far and wide aa the Centre
of the lace-making industry of Devon,
stands Wolford Lodge, the pleasant
English home where Gen. Simcoe,
the founder of Upper Canada, apenl'
the last few years of his eventful life.
Weakened by the wounds and hardships endured in the disheartening
campaigns of the American revolutionary war, and worn with his anxious toil for the benefit of the new
ttriusu province wliich it haa bien
given to him to organize in the wilderness, he went back to England in
IVMi to seek well-earned repose. But
rest was not for him. Almost immediately he was Bent back, across the
Atlantic to put down an insurrection
in the West Indies. Returning again
to his native land, he began, about
the year 1800, to build himself a spacious mansion on a green slope deep
amongst the gently-rounded, well-cultivated hills of lovely Devon. Surely
na toil-worn warrior ever found a
more restful spot in which to spend
the evening of his days, for still, despite vastly increased population, despite railways and motor-cars, the
whole land speaks ol peace.
The lodge was built in solid fashion
by the general round an old farmhouse," which was1 on the estate when
he bought it. Except for the addition of some large bow-windows, the
house has been little altered from tin
original design, nnd much of the old
furniture remains, in its spacious
rooms. So large are they that an
ancient four-post bedstead appears a
comparatively small piece of furniture, and the general's own bedroom
is larger than many a village church.
In the different rooms numerous
relics connected with him have been
carefully preserved,
' On either side of the staircase
window, in the square entrance hall;
are two venerable flags, the colors of
the "Queen's Rangers," a provincial
.corps of Loyalists, which 'waB raised
by Simcoe and did gallant service
during the revolutionary war. This
corps was as notable for strict discipline as for dash and courage,
which, unfortunately, is more th "ii
can be said for some other Loyalist
troops, and doubtless Simcoe's successful organization of the "Rangers"
was the reason for his btdng asked to
undertake the more difficult and important task of organizing a new
He threw himself into the work
with an energy and self-abnegation
whicli has won for him a place
amongst the heroes of our \history,
and has sent many a Canadian on
pilgrimage to his home in Devon, that
beautiful county which has so long
a roll of "worthies" connected with
the exploration of the western world.
By birth, however, Gen. Simcoe was
not ii Devonian. He was born st Cot-
teratock in Northamptonshire, but on
the death of his father (one of Wolfe's
gallant officers who died in Canada
during the campaign against Quebaci,
he and his only brother, who was
soon afterwards drowned in the Exo,
were brought by their mother to Exe-
ter to begin their education at thi
free grammar school of that ancient
cathedral city.
In the hell ai Wolford, opposite thi
colors of the "Rangers," is a portrait
of Simcoe as a youne man, standing
with two friends b-si-'c the massive
tombstone of a dMi'irted ccmrnde;'
nnd in the drawing-room hangs the
miniature of the general token in lot-
er life, reproductions of which have
made familiar to Canadians the features ol tho first governor of Upper
Canada. There is a companion miniature of his wife as a young and pretty woman, wearing a variety of tho
quaint Welsh head-dress of closely-
plait'd cup, siirmoqnt"d by a hat;
but in this case the hat is blue in-
stead of black, and the crown is lower
than thot ordinarily associated with
the women of the principality. Mrs.
Simcoe was the daughter and heiress
of a gentleman of Hereford, who wos
descended from the ancient Kings of
Wales, und family traditions describe
her i'.s a woman of high character and
rather severe temper, After her husband's death she reigned at Wolford
Lodg1 for four und forty years. She
hnd nine children, of whom seven
were girls; and the story goes that to
tile last she would never allow her
daughters to sit down in her presence  without special  permission.
Nowadays a set of bookshelves
across the end fnr'host from the large
triple-windowed hay fives o hint of
its original purpose. Above the bookcase lumps a long piece of carved teak-
wood from the luckless "Royal
George." whicli. whil» being repaired,
went down, with Keiupenfnldt and
"his twice four hundred men,'' at
Spithead 111 1782. Ben-ulh this relic
stands a buBt of Gen. Wolfe, and here
und there i bout the room are snow-
shoes, Indian biskeh; and hirchbark
cunoi'S, that evinc the interest taken
in all things Cnnudian by Mrs. Simcoe, the present kind and gracious
ehateHne 'if Wolford Lodge. One of
the child ornaments of Ihe iibrary is
"a trophy" consisting of a sword snd
wnlkiiie stick us"d by the general, the
midshipman's dirk and the sword nf
his grandson (Mrs. Simcoe's htfsband,
who was a naval officer), and other
arms connected not only with tho
family history, but incidentally with
many stirring events in the development of the Empire. Mrs. Simcoe.
by the way, lias in her possession n
! unique collection of medals won by
] her father nnd her two grandfathers,
j all three of whom distinguished themselves at Waterloo.
The Jewish Race.
There are about eleven million Jewa
A Story cf a Going Away and a
Joyous Return Trip.
When Herbert Muxoti climbed out of
the wagon In front of the liihiiliduse
pale he looked forward whb nil u city
toy's delight lo a whole xactfa In tin-
Thai he had never seen Ills mint or
uncle before did not trouble mm lu
ibe least. He hud been hmtlght up lu
a wholesome belief III the kindness of
human nature In general and showed
ll so fi'utikly. luut people lururiably
turned their best side toward this
sunny faced lad of len.
His uncle came hurrying down the
box trimmed path to inept hlm.
"I'm glnd to see ye. real glad," he
declared warmly. "I'd 'a' come myself 'sieud nf sendln' Lucas, but I've
hud the rheiimuilz considerable lately."
The boy paused a second at the doorstep to remark on the beauty of two
full lenved and fruited apple trees
which grew nlmost at the threshold,
one at each side.   Rut to his surprise
ibb Lay uuivsiima anu sighing at thb
tola uncle scowled slightly and hurried
blm Into tbe house.
Only tbe cheery voice of the Are
welcomed blm. Herbert turned que*-
tlonlngly to his uncle:
"Aunt—Is she welll"
Jonas Alwyn showed a momentary
-.   confusion    before   the   boy's   blear
(lance;   Tben be sold hastily:
"Well? Oh, yes. But she ain't to
home Jest now—won't be fer several
•Jajri."     )
Time sped swiftly, there was bo
much to see and to do. True, his uncle's disposition varied from extreme
cheerluess to fits of moody.abstraction.
He proved to be so skillful a cook tbat
be filled his nephew with wonder.
"I'll bet aunt's pancakes don't beat
yours." be remarked one morning, his
month full of light cakes and sirup,
making the compliment a trifle Indistinct     '
Jonaa started, tben pushed away his
coffee as though something had affected his appetite.
"They*re a sight better," he arid so
gloomily that Herbert laughed outright.
"I didn't think you'd be sensitive on
tbe subject, uncle. Wben Bhe comes
I'll tell her what you said. Hnve yuu
beard from ber lately?"
rNot ter say lately."
"Mother thought she was bere wben
fou wrote," went on Herbert
His uncle rose excitedly.
••Ye don't mean It." be declared
vehemently. "No: ye don't mean It,
'cause ye don't know nnwthin' nbout
It. But she ain't set foot In this bouse
fer eight yenrs come next Nwfiiber."
Herbert toff, fnilc lo nls turn.
"I'm sorry." he faltered. "I never
kaew-motlier dtnic': know-thut anything hud-gone wrong."
"Everything'* gone wrong." said his
unci" miserably. Suddenly he clutched,
bis neppw and hurried hlm tiff the door,
then down In the pathway, where he
faced hlm nbout before the two fruit
•This one." snid his uncle, waving
his right bond lnnch^w If he were Introducing ii duchess. "Is Miranda
(tweet." nnd thin mie. "a wave to Ihe
left aud a frown. "Is Miranda Pour."
Herbert smothered a desire to laugh.
"Ob! Named lifter my nuntr
"Jest bo! Them two are Rpcdhn's. an'
I planted 'em tile spring nl«r went
away. It's mighty queer that tbe.v.
come true ter the names I give 'em!
As ter ber golii'-thiif w'ust a misnnder-
n.mdln'. She's gut prop'ty of Mr own.
r.lKiut er. much ex I own., nn' she's
llvln' on it ten miles awny. I nln'r"-
. he choked n llttli--"l ain't seen her
fence thnt spring mnrnln' wben she
an' me hnd It out In the kitchen. I
watched her hiinult go found the turn,
an'-an' I uln'l heard n word of he
•cept whnt the neighbors let drup'*
"Since kIip's oniy len miles nway,"
said Herbert, with nil the strnlghtfor-
ward contldenre uf youth. "1 should
go to ber nnd tell her it was Just a
"That's Jest what I can't do." returned his uncle, with extr.'i**» moodiness. "Every time I stnr'. an' I've
started mnre'n onct, suthiii ,iulls me
bock.   I do b'lleve It's Mh.in.jii Sour."
"Miranda Sour?"
"Wh"»nshe wentawoy I nuMedthem
two swdlln's fer her—Mir;.'tx,,. Sweet."
his vnlco faltered, "ter'mtal me of how
party she looked tbe day she nn' me
flood ip before the preucli.'i'   She wn»
the pink cheekedest an' softest eyed
kit- lu me hull village then.
"I named that tree Miranda Sour,"'
the old nniu went ou doggedly, "ter
'mind me how set on' contrary your
aunt kin be wheu .she's a inclination
that u-way! That tree has got all of
Miranda's uggruvatinest wuys—the
very way them leaves dirt at ye is jest
peractlv like the fling Miranda could
give tbyjMi skirts of hern wheu she was
swishln' pasl ye au 'wouldn't listen ter
Herbert hit Miranda Sour a sharp
blow witb a stick.
"1 wish a worm would gnaw you.
wish   a   hurricane   would   blow  you
"Nn slch hick." suld Jonas In tones
which expressed a certain mournful
pride In his forecast lug. "No sich
luck. She'll keep on n-growiu'. an'
Miranda au' me will keep on glttin'
furder an' furder apart."
Herbert looked round furtively, tben
sidled up to his uncle.
"Cut her flown'..'' Jie whispered, one
eye on Miranda Sour to see If she overheard.
"Cut her down!" exclaimed Jonas angrily. "Cut down tin apple tree er, cost
me all that trouble! By gtiui, I'll do
nnwthin' of the kind! It's nil yer
aunt's fault that them trees Is there,
on' there they kin stay fer me."
Preoccupied himself. Jonas never detected tbe purpose throbbing In Herbert's whole being nor oven observed
the guilty glance thnt his nephew stole
at him when the boy asked with assumed calm if be might go fishing Instead nf uccompunylug Jonas tu mill.
"Jest as ye like." sold his uncle,
somewhat surprised. "Ain't no good
flshln' round here, but I s'pose throw-
In' the Hue In the wnter '11 satisfy ye."
Herbert waited until his uncle had
been gone a full half hour; Then he
flew around to the wood pile and seized the ax. his heart throbbing to suffocation. He hurried bnck tn the front
yard, glancing right and left. There
was no one lu sight. He looked nt
Miranda Sour, the representative of
"the ungodly." Yes. it was no foncy-
her leaves rustled an Insolent Challenge. He sprang to her side and sunk
his ax deeply In her new smooth hurk.
After that the blows fell fast and
furiously, ln less tban fifteen minutes-she lay quivering and sighing at
the foot of Miranda Sweet.
With desperate strength be dragged
the fallen one around to the boek yard.
Hometlmes in cold terror over his deed,
sometimes ttMpb the same exultation
that Achilles felt In driving around the
walls of Troy, The funeral pyre of
Miranda Sour was no easy work, for
the day was hot and the limbs full of
sap, hilt at last, nothing was left of
ber save a few blackened pieces not to
be distinguished as parts of an apple
tree. Then a tired but determined
boy put old Dobbin In the ancient buggy and drove up the rood nt a rate that
threatened an Immediate smnshtip.
It was It o'clock when Jonns returned. He wns dusty, tired nnd hungry.
Then as he opened tbe gate he rubbed
bis eyes—it could only be n vision!
But certainly the vision bnd warm
arms. Tbey clasped blm around tbe
neck, and a face still good to look on
was upturned to his own, and the old.
beloved voice cried out:
"Kiss me, Jonas-right here.' right
"Miranda!" he gasped, ond then
brokenly, "Thank God, ob, tbuul.-
"Yes. thank hlm." faltered Miranda,
tears failing now. "An' hla Instrument won that blessed boy! Oh. Jonas,
he told me how you misspd me nn'
how you kept that beautiful apple
tree In front of the door to remember
me by!"
Hot shame and fear flooded Jonas
He glanced at the house and felt like
rubbing Ids eyes again, for of Miranda
Sour not even a stump was left, wblle
In sweet and placid humility, comforted wltb mnny apples and tremulous
with bints of years nf happiness. Miranda Sweet shaded the doorway lovingly.       	
Tha familiar Combination,
A Boston young tunn hud married o
Chicago girl, uud they hnd started nn
their wedding tour. Despite, or perhaps because of, tbelr studied efforts
to appear like "old married folks",
their fellow passengers nn thp railway
train bad no difficulty In classing ihem
as bride and groom und manifested
their knowledge by winks, nods and
An unfortunate accident to the dining "or compelled the conductor to
leave It an the side track at a small
station, and It wns several hours before the train slopped for refreshments
nt a town wbere there wns a restaurant nenr the panspnger station.
It wns by no mentis a first class restaurant, but the travelers had n first
clnss appetite, and tbey Rwarmed Into
it. With som» difficulty the brldP and
gioom found seuts, and' presently a
waitress en me to take tliplr ordpr.
"Where's ymif bill of fnre?" asked
the young mau.
"We haven't nny today, Rlr," she answered.
"Nor any other dny, perhaps?"
"No. sir."
"'.Yr'!. wb.it nnvp yon thnt you can
m-omnipnd ns being good to pnt'*"
"Wp have some nlcp pork lind hpnnR."
"Alfred." whispered I tip brldP. *'pv*
erybody rpphir to know thnt wp hnve
)URt been mnrrled, hut how do-ynn slip,
pose this girl hnR found nut tbnt I inn
fr-Jm Ohlrngn nnd thnt ynu are froui
Boston '/"-Youth's ('ompn iiiun.
Placing the Order,
"Wot'R yourn?" naked the waiter of
1 quick lunch pntrnn.
"KouchnutB nnd black coffee." wns
the reply.
And the wnltpr rpiiI In fhp order to
th" conk hy wireless, "line In thp dark
an' two rubber tires." - Chicago Newi
New   Provision   In, Australia   That
Helps Out the Women.
Many women of reflnemerit admit
that their greatest objection to the
franchiae—if they hnve any objection
—lies in the fuct thut to record t,!\p,ir.
votes they have to share the pulilkity
of ii possibly boisterous electoral
booth, .and run the gauntlet of mixing
with the noisy rabble of an election-
day crowd. "If the electoral franchise could be ridden of all the objec.
tionuble feutures which suggest mas-
culinity (und the public booth necessarily .entails some of these features),
we would advocate the rights of women much more heurtily." Thus a
woman writes recently on the subject.
ln certain parts of Australia,, where
adult franchise hns been in force fot
some years, and where woman has an
equal shnre with mun in th? election
of representatives to attend the Legislature, they have overcome this
grent difficulty, namely, the manner of
recording tho ballot. They have provided that women mny vote by me.il
from their own homes or at a Government office before the regular election days. Thi? provision originally
was made in the electoral law of
Queensland, the northernmost state of
Australia—when woman suffrage first
wus grunted by the state—as a means
of enabling women who lived at great
distances from polling stations to record their votes; also to be tnken advantage of bv wnrncn who were ill nnd
could not travel.
• In Australia, the country of ftreot
distonces, there are isolated forms
and ranches (known us "runs,") for
the convenience of which it,would be
impossible to establish separate polling booths,- with presiding officers and
the rest, and so, in order not to exclude women living in such plncss
from the privileges of the franchise,
this emergency provision wns insert-
■d in !'-.•> nl-ytori! lnw of Q'-eenslnnd.
The provision worked so well thnt the
state of Queensland later decided to
make the clause apply to women generally throughout the. country, and
now, .instead of having to dress and
go out. rain or Rhine, and mix with
the excited crowds oh election day,
the women of the cities, as well its
those of the rural places, mny record
their votes in privacy.
The system has been found to-work
so well that it pf*bob!v will be Hooted by the Federal Government
throughout Australia. At present it
op-rates only in connection with sone
state elections, but th«re is a promi'i-
int agitation to have the same system
adopted for the federal elections. Tn
fact, the federal Prime Minister bus
agreed tn insert the necessary provision in the electoral act to be amended at the next session of Parliament.
Fifty Out ef 10,000 Girls.
Nine thousand nine hundred end
nfty girls out of every ten thousand
are sacrificed to our method of education, according to Katharine Eggles-
ton in Woman's Home Companion for
July. Out of eveiy ten thousand girls
who enter our primary schools only
fifty go to college, yet every one of the
ten thousand is prepared for college.
The nine thousand nine hundred nnd
fifty who will be wage-earners and
home-makers are entirely neglected.
For example, says Miss Eggleston;
"Helen's school has not made work
popular, so to-dny Helen has several
ideas firmly implanted in her brain.
First, education offers o sure escape
from domestic work, which is of nil
work the most mental. Second, the
woman who has on income of her own
is more, independent thon the woman
who makes a home for a man who pro-
vides the income, therefore she is to
be emulated. Third, the simplest
method of acquiring one's own income
is to seek work in the commercial or
industrial world.
* Sun Cooking. .
Sun cooking —roasting ond boiling
by sunlight instead of coal or gas-
has been going on for 300 years. There
are sun stoves that roast a sirloin
or boil a soup to perfection. They
are only used, however, by scientists.
A sun stove consists mainly ol a
mirror, a spherical mirror, on a joint.
There is also a reflector. The pluce
for pot or plate is so situated that the
mirror's rays can be focused on it
A German, Boron Tchernhnnsen,
wos the first sun cook. He began in
1697 to boil water, and in 1699 he had
very good succesB in boiling eggs.
Sir John Herschel nnd Buffon nre other famous names associated with sun-
In California various sun cooks
hnve boiled a gallon of water in twenty minutes, roneted meat in two hours,
and poached eggR in fifteen minutes—
quite as good time aa the ordinary
fire makes,    (
Butter and Bacon.
The Bennett boys enjoyed camping.
Their people were glad to have them
outdoors, but were sadly puzzled
to know how three boys managed to
eat such amazing quantities of butter
—much more, indeed, than the entire
Bennett family consumed at home. At
the first opportunity puzzled Mrs.
Bennett inquired into the mutter.
"Boy's" asked she, "how in the
world did you manage to use six
pounds of butter on only four loaves
oi breadP"
"It's the cooking," explained Frank.
"It takes such u heap of butter to fry
the bacon."
Possible Complication.
"Well, Tommy."
"Do you believe there's people
living on Mars?"
"t see no reason to doubt it."
"Well, wouldn't it be a good joke
on 'em if they should find out after
we get to talking to 'em thnt they
don't know that's the name of their
The master of o large factory met
three of his men walking along the
yard and asked whither they were
First Mnn—Plense, sir, we're taking"
this 'ere plunk to the sawmill.
Muster—Whut plunk?
First Man—Why, bless me, Bill, il
we ain't been und lorcot the plunk!"
HEN tho sun li early; comln'
And the mnrnln* glories peep
Ana 'the* mud wusp starts to hum
Then a kid 'd llko to sleep—
Likes to Kick the sheets in billows
When he rolls ni-ound the bed,
Bia-rowln' beneath the pillows
When tne Hies buzz round bis head.
But It's always aagrttvatln',
For there comes a gentle tap:
"George!   Get up. George!
Come to breakfast, George!"
just breaks up that mornln' napt
Then you holler "YesBUml" quickly.
"I am comln' right away!"
But the sleep webs gather thickly,
And In bed, you're sure to stay.
And the next thing you are dreamln'
|    uf the woodlands green and cool;   -
Where the silver trout are gleamln'
In the deepest medder pool.
Then It's always aggravatln',
Kor there sounds a mighty rap:
"George!   Breakfast is gettln' cold.Georgel
Come down!    Do come down, George!"
Just breaks up your mornln' napt
"Tessum!    Yessum!   I'm a-comln'l"
And ynu tumble round in bed. -
Still that mud wasp keeps a-bummln'
In bis mud house1 overhead,
And the sun mans red face, peepln'
Through the cracked and [tapered glass,
Laughs to find you still a-sleepln'
As the mlnuu*, ev 'tlly pans.
And It's awful aggravatln'
When you hear-no gentle tap—   i
"George, come down tills minute!
Don't  let  hie  tell  you  again!    Do'you
Just breaks up your mornln' nap!
—Victor A. Hermann In New fork Sun.
Would Not Stand For It.
"No. Bir; I would-not stop another
minute to talk to dem folks. Dey
passed me nut a short an' ugly word."
"What was It?"
"Work." -Browning's Magazine.
But Times Had Changed.
The weary hunters returned to tha
village In deep chagrin.
"You told us about the benrs on tbe
hills," blurted one of tbe Nlinrods angrily.
"I surely did, bub," drawled the oldest inhabitant of the settlement "See
"Not a one."
"Not a trace of them." ,
The old man lit his pipe.
"Waal, that do beat everything," he
remarked dryly. "Thar was plenty of
them thai* sixty-nine years ago, wheu
I was a boy. 1'erbaps"—
But the disappointed hunters wpre
making strides for tbe station.-Chl-
cago News.
Lack of. Judgment.
"So Coytise Charley met bis fate at
the bands of a posse?"
"Yep." auswered Three Fingered
"What was the trouble?"
"His immejlt difficulty was a lack of
judgment as to speed. He helped himself td a horse, but didn't pick one
that was fast enough to keep ahead of
tbe party as went after blm."—Washington Star.
The Sequel.
Tourist—Whut's going on around
Chief Umbrella—Umph! Poor Lo
have big meeting. After meeting havo
dog f eiiBt.
Tourist—Ob, 1 see. After the powwow conies the bowwow.—Detroit
Free Press.
Since the Auto Craia.
Stubb—Some years ago you used to
read of rich society women giving up
their jewels for the benefit of the
heathen.   You don't bear of It now.
Penn-No. They nre too busy giving
tbem up to get their chauffeurs out of
the police stutlou.-St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
He Was Tired ef It All.
"And did sbe succeed In refusing
'•She accepts credit for it. But, you
see, sbe was wise enough not to marry
him until he hnd goue the pace to the
very Hmlt."-Clevi,lnnd Plain Dealer.
Familiar Taste.
Farmer Ryetop-You seem to enjoy
those fresh vegetables.
Summer Boarder-Yes. It Is nn acquired taste. You "et them from tin
same Btore up In town that we do.—
Chicago News.
The Uncertain Craft
"When du you leave towuV"
"Which way do you go?"
"I don't kuow.   I'm nn aeronaut"-
Punch. .	
It's Swimming Time.
When the sklei are blue and tender.
And the little bird! are building.
And the buttercups and sunbeams
Far and wide the fields are gilding.
And the hollows every morning
With a pearly mist are bidmmlng,
Then 1 feel a constant yearning
To go swimming.
When the tree toadl pipe their musts)
I'n the green and marshy places,
Ard the bumblebees are booming,
And the spiders spread their 'aces,
Ard the boys their willow whlsuls
After school are busy trimming.
Then the water calls and culls me
To go swimming.
Shelving beaches strewn with pebbles,
Rlppied reaches bright and sunny,
Amber pools and crystal currents,
Deep and clear and smooth ai honey,
Bubbles on the shallows dancing.
Silver loam tha eddies rimming,
brook and river then Invite you
Te an »«-i--"iHsr,
-Alums Irving. In Leslie's Waeklf.
So Long as We Live We Will Never
Stop Trading.
Four children are huddled in a tiny
room in a tenement. An aged woman
painfully climbs the stairs and enters.
Her tired face lights with a smile ss
she places a bundle of groceries on a
table. She has toiled all night at
j cleaning the floors of an office building, "Grandma," the children call her.
Her duys of toil had, seemingly, ended years before. , She settled down,
then, to end her life in rest ond peace.
But her son died; then her daughter-
in-law died. And to keep the children together she got work. We
thoughtlessly call this a sacrifice. We
think it is giving "something for nothing. Oh, no, the old lady is smiling.
She iuude a bargain. She'toiled to, win
the deep peace that is shown by the
Here is a musty old man, a professor sunk in his books. What a lot he
has missed in .life, some of us say|
Missed nothing! He hasn't sacrificed
a thing. On the contrary he got just
what he most wanted—knowledge and
scholarly contemplation. He might
have had fame, wealth, a beautiful
home. But he traded them all off for
what he wanted most.
See this millionaire. Worry beBets
him; he does not sleep well; he distrusts etery man. He traded peace
and quiet and contentment for millions. Money was whut he wanted.
And this is life—bargains. We barter this for that; trade what we Want
less for what we want more. Look at
yourself at any moment in your life—
now, for instance. Everything you
have got by this bartering; everything
you hove not, you have traded away.
"I'm a poor man," perhaps you say.
Ves, but, you're something more than
that. Maybe you're lazy; maybe you
drink; maybe you hote to save; maybe self-control is unpleasant to you;
maybe you wanted a little home and
children; maybe you saw that you
could buy happiness for yourself by
giving your money to others—there
are 10,000 moybes. But you may TO
sure that you got what you wanted.
You made your bargain. You didn't
sacrifice anything.
You can see, then, when the big
thing, the right things, in this world
is wanting, ideals should be set high.
You will get what you really want.
You can't help it. You're paying out
something all the time. Be sure you
will be getting something back. You
can't stop trading in this market for
life. Don't be cheated. Choose and
Pay. ,	
Bloodhoundi on the Trail.
, Major Richardson, of' bloodhound-
keeping fame, relates that during a recent visit to Germany Bome wonderful
tales of the tracking powers of the
Brunswick dogs were told to him.
In the case of a girl murdered in
a farmhouse the dog was taken to the
room where the crime took piece. After it had scented about the bloodstained floor the farm.hands were paraded. The dog rushed at one of them,
growling savagely. The man was arrested, and on being examined hia
clothes were found to be stained witli
a spot of blood.   He then confessed.
"Another case I. found to be true,"
continues the major, "was the innocence of a man being proved by a
ed suspicious.a man was arrested,
and as certain circumstances appeared suspicious, a man was arrested,
The dog, on-being taken to the girl's
room, took up her trail and showed
where she had walked down to the
river. Her footsteps were single all
the way, and this was taken as conclusive that it waB a caBe of suicide,
not murder. No other incriminating
evidence having arUen, the man was
released, and afterwords a letter Was
found written by the girl announcing
her intention to commit suicide."
A Non-Committal "Character."
A contractor took, to oblige a
friend, recently a sort of "odd man"
into his employ, about os shiftless snd
worthless a so-called laborer. Bays he,
as ever he oame across. In due
course the employer, his patience exhausted, called the newcomer into his
office and told him to look for another
job. "Will you give me a recommendation?" asked the man, piteoUBly.
Although he felt that he could not
conscientiously comply with this request, his heart was touched by the
appeal. So he sot down to his desk to
write a non-committal letter of character for the fellow. His effort resulted as follows: "The bearer of this
has worked for me one week, and 1
am satisfied."
It did not help the shiftless one
Ibsen's Table Companions.
Upon Ibsen's writing table a visitor
saw a small tray containing a number of groteBque figures — a wooden
bear, a tiny devil, two or three cats
(one of them plajmg a fiddle) and
Bome rabbits. Ibsen said: "I never
write a single line of any of my dramas without having that tray and its
occupanVs before me on my table. 1
could not write without them. But
why I use them is my own Becret."
Why He Was Big.
A very tall and muscular man went
through the office and out.
"Fine physique," remarked a visitor.  "Pritsefighter, is he?"
"No," was the answer. "That's the
art editor. No. We-don't select them
becouse they' know anything about
art. We get them good and strong,
so 'they con lick the engrover and
make him do things over when he hasn't done them to our liking."
Her Valuation.
Little Moiy looked at the penny
which had been given to her for the
collection plate with evident satisfaction and then, hcptling close to her
aunt, whispered, "How much are you
going to give?"
Her aunt, opening her hand, displayed a quarter of a dollar.
"Oh," excluimed Mory excitedly,
"don't do it! It isn't worth it!"
To Use Henry Vll.'s Chair.
A choir used by Henry VII. nt Ath-
erstonp on the eve of the bottle of
Bosworth Field, in 1485, is to be used
hy King Edward VII ot the next levee
before it is presented at Atherstone
Parish Church.
The Late Alexander Anderson Was
One of the Sweetest of the Humble
Bards for Whom Scotland Is Famous—Was Born In Kirkconnel In
Galloway and Was a-Rhymer From
His Earliest Years.
Scottish literature is sensibly the
poorer by the death of Alexander Anderson, tne poet, better known as "Surfaceman." In Canada, as in other
parts of the world, there are Scotsmen, aye, and Scotswomen, too, who
will hear ot his passing with a sense
of domestic loss, iior muny's the home
that has been cheered and softened'
snd uplifted by tlio recital or memory
of "Cuddle Doon," which has been
well described us one of the finest
gems of the Scottish muse. There is
u simplicity and tenderness in ita
lines, a humor und pathos, an expression of solicitude almost maternal in
its fondness thut have made the poem
a household classic. And yet the author of this wonderful interpretation
of the joys and - pangs that accompany the putting of'the "bairnies"
to the bad was a bachelor, all his days!
"Cuddle Doon" is in itself sufficient
to preserve the tnemory of "Surfaceman," though the two or three volumes that came from his pen contain
much worthy of a place in any Scottish anthology. Like most Scottish
pn-'ts, •*■ nder^nn '"ns p. true son of the
soil. Bom in the picturesque little
village of Kirkconnel, in Galloway, a
filoce shrined in ballad lore, he be'
onged to a race which hos produced
many poets and litterateurs. At school
he developed en aptitude for sketching in colors that made him somewhat
of a hero among his fellows, but,
whatever may have been his possibilities as an artist, it was to poetry
that his juvenile fancy turned. He
"lisped in numbers, for the numbers
came," although, as he confessed in
later years, there was neither inspiration nor profit in those early effusions.
His first effort to emulate Burns, he
used to say, had for its theme the
ludicrouB incident of a man being hit
by a snowball, and then followed an
accumulation of doggerel that in days
of discretion furnished material for a
respectable bonfire. It was not until
he had reached manhood that his gift
found anything like true expression,
and it was grief over the death of a
brother that touched his lyre and
caused him to seek comfort in on
ode, "To One in Eternity." Employed
os a quarryman, he found leisure to
study, and with a mind attuned to
higher things he set about cultivating
a knowledge of languages so that he
might the better appreciate the joys
of literature. First it was French that
he mastered with the aid of a cheap
grammar; then German, then Italian,
ahd it was not long before this working quarryman was able, os he him-
Belf expressed it, "to appreciate in my
own way, in their own tongue, the
mighty voices of Goethe, Schiller nnd
The publication in The People's
Friend," a miscellany thot has done
much to stimulate a love of healthy
literature among the masses in Scotland, of a poem on John Keats attracted sufficient attention to induce
Anderson to become a regular contributor, and the appearance of his first
volume in 1873, with the title "A Song
of Labor and Other Poems," set the
seal upon his already growing reputation. In the interval between his
brother's death and the publication
of his poems Anderson had left the
quarry and become a surfaceman or
track-layer on the railway, hence his
adoption oi o nom-dc-plume which he
never discarded. The muse had found
lodgment amid many unromantic surroundings in Scotland,- but this wns
the first time that it had been known
to find inspiration in the prosaic, mechanical life of n railway, ond consequently "A Song of Labor and Other
Poeihs" iwas hailed with no ordinary interest.
While "A 8ong bf Labor ond Other
Poems" won for "Surfaceman" a
prominent plnce among the bards of
his native land, his second volume,
containing "Cuddle Doon," "Jenny
Wi' the Aim Teeth," and "Jamie's
Wee Chair," brought him more e---
tended fame. The homely humor of
Scottish domestic life appealed to him,
but blended with it wus the tenderness
of a heart which wns keenly sensitive-
to thp sorrows and hnrdshins of the
cottage homes. Perhaps it wo* this
combination of humor ond natho's thnt
gave to his verse its chief charm.
Coventry iB one of the oldest cities
In England, hut a more interesting
claim to fame lies in the foot that she
is literally the central town. The city
of the three spires is about equally
distant from London, Liverpool, Hull
and Bristol. Two Parliaments at least
have been held within her gates—the
Parliament indoctorum and the Pui-
liameut diobolicum, THE   REPORTER,   NEW   MICHEL,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA.
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Mrs. Oscar Vancott, St. Antoine,
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untold. He became weak and frail
and would not eat and we thought
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Cause and Effect
"I want to exchange the lint I
bought of vou Inst week for another."
said tht lady ns alio entered the milliner shop. "Everybodv says it, does
not. look good on me."
"I'm not nt all surprised—if you
wear it as vou are doing now," rejoined the milliner. "You have it on upside down."
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"One-half of the world does not
know how the other half lives."
"Well, it is gratifying to think that
one-half of the world attends to its
own business."—Puck.
Mlnard's Liniment relieves Neuralgia.
"There seems to he a strange affinity between a negro and a chicken."
"Naturally. One is descended from
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I r-
ComJort for the Dyspeptic—There is
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defective action of the stomach ahd
liver, and the victim of it is to be
pitied. Yet he con find ready relief in
Parmelee's Vegetable Pills, a preparation that has established itself by
years of effective use. There are pills
that are widely advertised as the
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of them can rank in value with Par
Have you ever noticed that all the
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flow's This?
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Tiki HeU'a FamUy Pill* tor constitution.
He—"So you've rend my new novel.
How did you like it?"
She—"I laid down the volume with
immense pleasure."—Boston TranB-
Wilson's Fly Pads are sold hy all
Druggists, Grocers and General Stores.
Visiting 8tranger—It's curious whot
a strong hold this sport of baseball
has on the	
Fan—It isn't sport! It's a long
drawn out agony.—Chicago Tribune.
Requisite on the Farm.—Every
farmer and stock-raiser should keep
a supply of Dr. Thomas' Eclectric Oil
on hand, not only as a ready remedy
for ills in the family, but because it
is a horse and cattle medicine of great
potency. As a substitute for sweet oil
for horses and cattle affected hy colic
it far surpasses anything that cap bo
Spectator—"Why don't they begin
•the duel?"
"They nre waiting for the photographer."—Meggendorfer Blatter.
Minard's Liniment for sale everywhere
"I can't see where Jinlrs is clever,
yet he makes people think so."
"Well, I consider that clever all
right."—Kansas City Journal.
"Young man," said the successful
old guy, " I started as a clerk on 11
n week and today I own my own business."
"I know," answered the Young
Chap, "but they have cash registers
in all the stores now."—Cleveland
leader. ■
Queer English Verses In Honor of the
Late Lamented.  .
At Elgin-Cathedral may be seen on
a tombstone tbe following quaint epitaph. The date on.the'stone Is September 28. 1687.
The world is u Citie full of Streets,
And Death is tbe Merchant that all
men meets;
If lyte were a thing that Monie could
The Poor could not live and the Rich
would not die.
On a tombstone in the "Burrying
Ground" at St. Peter's, Isle of Thanet,
mt.y be read this epitaph:
ruicmiun Hero, famed for strength,
At  lust lies here, his   breadth   and
See how t|k Mighty Man hath fall'n;
To Death the Strong and Weak are all
And tne same Judgment doth befall
Goliath Great as David Small.
In another "burrying ground" in an
Englisii hamlet may be seen the following inscription on the headstone
of a watchmaker:
Here lies one who
Strove to equal time;
A lask too hard,
Eucn power too sublime.
Time stopped his motion,
Overthrew his balance wheel,
Wore olf his pivots, though
Mode ol hardened steel;
Broke all his springs,
The verge of life decoyed,
' And now he is as though
He'd never been made;
NotMor the want of oiling.
That he tried;
If that had done for him
Why, then he ne'er had died.
In a Devonshire churchyard may be
seen the following on a very aged aud
weather-beaten headstone:
The horse bit the Parson;
How came it to pass?
The horse heard the Parson say
"All flesh is grass."
In a Woolwich churchyard may be
seen on a gravestone:
As 1 am now, so you will be;
Therefore, prepare to follow me.
And some busybody, with a sharp
knife-blade, added the following humorous couplet:
To lollow you I'm not content
Dmess 1 know which way you went.
The following humorous epitaph
may be read in a quaint village
churchyard ol Devonshire:
Here lies ye bodie of Ann Mann
Vvho lived an old maid
And uied au old Maim.
Ceylon the Gorgeous.
Despite the fact that the enterprise
and persistence oi the planters of Ceylon, iu advertising the virtues of one
of its products, tea, hove familiarized
people with the name of the island, iu
the praise of which, from time immemorial, the poets of the Orient—
and, iu later duys, those of the Occident—have exhausted the superlatives
to be lound in any tongue in extravagant laudutiou of its marvelous beauty, its gorgeous color, its soft ciime,
its wondrous gems, and, in short, its
possession of all the features snd
characteristics of a puruaise on earth,
how uiuuy oi us know anything uf it,
und of its history? Most probable the
average person has a hazy notion thut,
like liorneo, Formosa und other islands ol "the dim and mysterious
east," it's u place inhabited by barbarians, ot semi-barbarians, overrun
with dense and tangled tropical
growths, in which lurk all sorts of
dangerous wild animals and deadly
reptiles, its savage state only partly
redeemed by the presence of a few
adventurous exponents of western civilization, who are risking health, and
even life itself, to snatch hardly guin-
ed riches from a virgin soil.
Poacher Corrects Duke.
Entering the army as far back as
1837, the Duke of Grafton, who recently attained his eighty-eighth year, bus
seen a good deal of hard fighting. In
the Crimea, serving with the Cold-
streams, he wus badly wounded nt
Inkermun, when a bullet entered his
jaw and passed out through his neck.
While acting as o county magistrate
the duke hod an amusing experience
some years ago. A particularly daring
poacher, who had been caught witli no
fewer than one hundred rabbits iu
his possession, wus brought before
him. "You are fined five guineas and
sixteen shillings costs." said the duke
in his severest tones. "You'll pur-
don me," replied the culprit, "but
I'm not. You enn't make me pay
more than five pounds all told. You
see, 1 know what"" I'm talking ahout.
I've been up before." The poacher
was found to be right, and he pnid
the money with the uir of n mun who
hud scored u point.
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Mrs. Boggs—Henry, did you hear
about Mr. Jones? Mrs. Smith was
telling me this afternoon how	
Mr, Boggs—That's just like you women, gossiping about things that
don't concern,you, and I suppose you
have the story all mixed up, anyway
Now.I got the whole thing Btraight at
the cigar store and barber shop and
tiie facts in the case were like this:
It seems that, etc.
Attacks of cholera and dysentery
come quickly, there seldom being any
warning of the visit. Remedial action
must be taken just ns quickly if the
patient, is( to ho spared great suffering
nnd permanent injury to the lining
membranes of the bowels. • The readiest preparation for tho purnose is Dr.
J. D. Kellogg's Dysentery Cordial. It
can be got at amall cost at any drug
store or general dealer's, and it will
afford relief before a doctor can be-
Nothing is so universally imitated
as success.
If allowed to room over your house
those few innocent-looking house flies
i*iny cause a real tragedy any day, as
they are known to be the principal
agents for the spread of those deadly diseases, typhoid fever, diphtheria
and smallpox.
"I m?de a big hit with that woman
all right." "What did you say to
her?" "Nothing. I just kept still and
listened."—Louisville Courier-Journal.
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fttmarkable Story of Mr. Tom Price
of South Australia.
One of the most remarkable careers
<)f modern times closed with the death
of Mr. Tom Price, Premier of South
Australia. Many years ago, in the
humble position of stonemason, he
helped to build the Parliament
House; afterwards he sat in that very
House as Prime Minister. He was a
Welshman, born at Brymbo, in Denbighshire. His father was a working
builder, and he himself was taught
the stonemason's trade in Liverpool.
When only twelve years of age he
Baved 6d. a week,in order to buy a
second-hand coat at a pawnbroker's
shop, so that he could attend the
Sunday school. When he did attend
other hoys made fun of him because
the sleeves were too long. He dealt
with them summarily. "The boys,"
he related, "produced a bigger boy to
flatten me out. I finished him." He
attended the same Sunday school for
many years, and eventually became
superintendent. Then he married
"the prettiest girl in that school,"
and with her emigrated in 1881, on
account of alarming symptoms of lung
trouble, to Sydney, moving to Adelaide a few years later.
At Adelaide Tom Price helped, as
a mason, to build the Parliament
House, in which he sat since 1905 as
Prime Minister. His success in life
was due entirely to his gifts of self-
reliance and perseverance. "After I
arrived in Adelaide," he said, "I
immediately got work with the leading contractor there, I was with him
seven years. Soon after I left him' I
became Clerk of Works for the Government, which wss at that time
erecting some big works at u place
called Islington, close to Adelaide. I
was asked by the Labor party to become a candidate for one of the biggest electoral districts of the State.
I was returned (this was in 1893),
beating the old member for the district by one vote. Four years after
that 1 became leader of the Parlia-,
memory Labor party. When the
States of Australia federated I stood
for a seat in the House of Representatives, but was beaten by just a few
votes after polling 28,000. In the
yenr 1905 I challenged the Govern-
ment-as leade/ of the Opposition-
carried a non-confidence motion, was
sent for by the governor to form a
ministry, and succeeded in doing so."
There was no pride in him. "I was
Tom Price," he said, "when I went
to school. I was Tom Price as superintendent. I was Tom Price as stonemason, and I am Tom Price as Premier to-day." As in the past, bo for
many generations in the future, the
achievements of Tom Price, the Welsh
stonemason, will be rightly held up
as u great example of what sterling
merit may attain. But if the moral
be truly pointed, it must be remembered that in Tom Price'B case the
reward was not great riches or sell-
aggrandizement, but rather great opportunities for public service. "I am
as poor as Job, he told a friend. "I
have to-day nothing in the shape of
wealth, but I have written my name
on Acts of Parliaments of my country, which age itself cannot wipe
away. And I hove the best wife and
the best sons and daughters in the
Mlnard's   Liniment  Cures   Dandruff.
While some men practice what they
preach, the majority would ho ashamed to preach half thoy practice.
Heredity Versus Environment.
A garden, purty wns given recently
at St.'Dunston's Lodge, Regent's Park,
London, by the Countess of Londes-
borough, when o short meeting wns
held on behnll of the Church of England Home for Waifs and Strays. The
countess tells oi o little boy, who wos
staying at his grandfather's farm, but
he hat: been so continuously and persistently naughty, that his aunt, who
hnd charge of him in his mother's
absence, did not know what to do
with him. In despair she said, weakly: "If you do not behave, 1 shall
put you in one of grandpapa's lien-
coops." "Well," snid Henry, sturdily, "before you put me in, I wont to
tell you that 1 if ill not lay any eggs."
Tampering With Cables.
Three Ci.lcultn telegraph messengers have been unnoted on charges
of having for many months intercepted London market cablegrams prescribing the rates for silver, wheat,
jute, ond other articles.   The mensen-
fers are said to hove telephoned to
oeul firms the changes in prices before the addressees received the mes-
After making a most enreful study
of the mntter, IJ. S. Government
scientists state definitely that the
common house fly is the principal
means of distributing typhoid fever,
diphtheria and smallpox. Wilson's
Ply I'ads kill the dies and tho disease
germs, too. No other (ly killer compares witli Wilson's Ply Pads.
A Royal Fish Storey.
You know that kings and queens
have prerogatives of English rulers in
olden times related to royal fish.
Boyul fish are sturgeon .and whale,
which are considered the finest of
deep-sea fish. For this reason, "on
account of their superior excellence,"
whenever one of these fish was thrown
ashore or caught near the coast of
England it became the property ol
the King. This seems very unjust
to those who might secure the whale
or sturgeon, for they were compelled
to give it up without receiving any
pay. However, the King had some
ground for claiming these royal fish
as his property, because it was he who
guurded and protected the seas Irom
pirates und robbers, and in those days
there were very many of them.
The most peculiar feature of the
custom of royal fish was thut, while
the whole of the sturgeon belonged
to tbe King, only hulf of the whale
did. For it was a prerogative, as it
wus called, of the Queen that the
tail of every whale caught in the way
described was her property, while the
head only was the King's. The reason for this division, us given by the
old records, wus to furnish the
Queen's wardrobe with the whalebone
and thio reason is more amusing than
the custom is peculiar, Ior the whalebone lies entirely in the head of the
whola. But there are many more as
strange ond amusing customs recorded- in England's early lawB.
Friend—Whnt was tile title of your
Poet—"Oh, Give Me Back My
Friend—And what did the editor
write you?
Poet—"Take 'em!" — Cleveland
- DODD'S '
W.  N.  U., No. 761
' Mr Winston Churchill's Mother.
"Is there so much difference between politicians and actors? Both
are equally eager for popular applause, both equally doubtful whether
they will got it." Thus Mrs. Corn-
wnllis-VV'est, in "His Borrowed
Plumei-," the production of which
play aroused so much interest at the
Hicks Theatre, London, a few days
ngo. One wonder,s what Mr, Winston
Churchill, who watched the first per-
formanc! from a box. thought of this,
his mother's sarcastic reference to
tiie stage and politics. "His Borrowed Plumes" is Mrs. Cornwallis-West's
first play, and was written in a single
week in the country. It scintillates
with brilliant epigrams; for the former
Lady Randolph Churchill is a woman
who can both write and speak brilliantly.
Wife Sold by Auction.
A strange story nf n man selling his
wife to another, comes from England.
A convivial outing took plnce ai
Cradley Heath recently, and one of
the men present, a chuinmaker, offered to dispose of liis wife to the first
bidder, A sum of $100 was speedily
forthcoming, the money being paid
by cheque. The lady, who wai of
prepossessing appeurHiice, expressed
no objection to the sale, going off with
her purchaser.
Muit Have License,
No  private   person   may   instal  or
work   wireless   telegraph   apparatus
without special license from the Postmaster-General,
City ot Verulamium Contains Some
Remarkable Antiquities.
English newspapers note that the
Earl ot V'erulam, who owns the sand
upon which was built the ancient Unman city of Verulamium, has given
permission to the Society ol Antiquaries to undertake excavations, which
will shortly be commenced. The site
of Verulamium lies a mile or bo from
the centre of St. Albans, just at the
entrance of the beautiful Gorhunibury
Park. ,
Verulamium was one of the most
important cities in England ut the
time of the Romaa occupation. With
Eboracum (York) it enjoyed the dignity of being a municipium, which
meant that all w)io were born within
its walls could claim Roman citizenship. It was situated in Watling
street, and the British insurrection
under Boadicea culminated here in
the massacre of 70,000 Romans. In
"103, or perhaps earlier, St. Albiin, the
first English martyr, was beheaded
on the site of the present St. Alban's
Abbey. Not long after the ancient
town was lorsaken, and the hew one
—St. Albans—grew up on the hill
which had shadowed it.
In the centre of the Bite of the old
city is the Church of St. Michael, the
vicarage of which stands in the middle of what was the forum. A lew old
walls and other fragments are to be
seen here and there, but the Roman
city lies for. the most pkrt buried under a considerable depth of soil. In
the course of centuries earth hue been
washed down from the hillside, and
earthworms have been busy, and
where once lay the proud and splendid city is now the quiet, flower-filled
garden of the vicarage, the fields of
the glebe, and other pastures and
plough lands.
The stones and Roman bricks of Verulamium were, of course, much used
for latet buildings elsewhere. St. Alban's Abbey is very largely built from
them. But a great deal still remains
under the soil. About sixty years ago,
and again in 1869, the theatre was
partly and temporarily uncovered,
and some fine frescoes, pavements,
and marbles were found. It is the
only Roman theatre in Britain, and
its dimension are almost exactly the
same aa those of the theatre at Pompeii.
in fact the whole town of Verulamium singularly resembles Pompeii as
regards shape—an irregular oval—dimensions and arrangement and post-,
tion of streets and buildings. It is
slightly laiger, its walls enclosing an
area of 190 acres. Its excavation
ought to provide extraordinary interest. If it is done thoroughly, as no
doubt it will be, we shall have within
o few miles of London on object-lesson
of surpassing educational and antiquarian value as to how the Romans
lived in Britain two thousand years
A Model Love-Letter.
Australia iB a greet country for competitions. The Victorian mining city
of Ballarat which returns Alfred Den-
kin to the Federal Parliament, has
had a love-letter competition, which
proved so attractive us to draw competitors from all over the Empire.
.It closed a few days ago, with the
interesting result that the first prize
was awarded to an English lady, Miss
Gertrude Leighton of Block End,
.Cornwall. The letter judged to be
the best ran thus:
"To An Imaginary Correspondent:
You BBk me to forgive you. Whot
eon you ever do, sweetheart, which
for one moment could make me tor-
get what you are to me, or thot love
which has made earth heaven, and
my life a joy? Have I to forgive 'lie
sun for lurking behind the clouds
when he has shone on my days a!id
made them golden; or shall I welcome
him the less when he comes forth to
warm me again? Beloved, if I hare
a'lgh' to forgive it is that you, I hole1,
have asked the question. I have w>
desire to know anything, except thai
you have loved me and love me still.
My faith is unquestioning, for have
I not crowned you king, nnd the king
can do no wrong? These eyes of mine,
which have closed beneath your
kisses, are sightless until your lips
unseal them. My ears are deaf except to the magic call of the voice
of my beloved, and my heart has ceased to beat until it can throb on yours.
I am sleeping, and shall awaken but
ot the sound of your footsteps."
Painting In the Dark.
Considerable interest will doubtless
be aroused at the forthcoming exhibition of the English Salon ot the Albert Hall, by the work of Mr. H. K.
Raine, a young artist who paints portraits in a light so subdued as to
seem, to the new-comer's eyes almost
total darkness. He has invented a
portable shutter for regulating the
light of a room, and is thus able to
paint liis sitters in their own homes.
One result of his.method is that he
paints with extraordinary speed. Sittings of about half on hour before and
after luncheon for one week are all
that he demands. Mr. Raine makes
his own oil, canvas, and colors by a
secret process, und anyone may see
thp distinct similarity between his
color's and those of the old Dutch
Married to a Doll.
India iB a land of many strange
superstitions, but a recent case report'"! from a town called Badaon is
curious almost beyond belief. An inhabitant lost two wives In quick succession, and was about to contract a
third marriage, when he received the
following mandate from the relations
of the bride:
We are told that when a man has
nlrendy lost two wives hia third also
dies very soon. In order to satisfy
the Angel of Death, you are requested
to marry a doll, and thereafter come
and marry our daughter, who should
be your fourth wife and not your
The man did as ho was told. He
married the doll, then gave out that
she was dead, buried her with great
pomp, und proceeded to marry his
fourth wife,
Is Delicious
Always of High
and Uniform Quality
Lead Packets Only. At all Grocers.
40c, SOc, and 60c per lb'.
The   Eddystone  Light.
The first two Kddyitone lighthouses
were constructed of wood.   One waa
washed uwa>, the other buiut.
Why the Tears Came
She offered an expxlanation of her
tearful mood. j
"I've been to a wedding," she said.
"I always cry more at a wedding than
I do at a funeral.  It's so much more
To All Women: I will send free,
with full instructions, my home treatment which positively cures Leucor-
rhoea, Ulceration, Displacements,
Falling of the Womb, Painful or Irregular Periods, Uterine and Ovarian
Tumors or Growths, also Hot Flushes,
Nervousness, Melancholy, Pains in
the Head, Back or Bowels, Kidney
and Bladder Troubles, where caused
hy weakness peculiar to our aez.
You can continue treatment .at home
at a cost of only about 12 cents ■
week. My book, "Woman's Own Medical Adviser," also sent free on request. Write to-day. Address, Mrs.
M. Summers, Box H. 77, Windsor,
"John, this Arm is advertising
dresses 75 per cent. off; what does that
"Bathing suits."—Houston PobL
' He demand for ttft-mran-rtu-w. 1
Far em font tton run
Mm, torts, ipeotii, tic.,
bevtne tats Btmt bin thoi
nt taproot IM ef Hat.
Mm Mis, elite, wsllen.
Iff,, Wt (fusees' -
•old sr uam BIUIM
"SUhtflats ttieuWtevf
28th Year.
Individual Instruction.
Good Positions Await our Graduates.
Write for Illustrated Catalogue.
Address, The Secretary, Winnipeg
Business College, Corner Portage Ave.
and Fort St., Winnipeg, Man.
sad ell ere dlaestf*. Cstsieets
end M-um* over th* alidit can be
cured without the Knife, !»
Dr. Carter's Absorption
method. Write for book
Franklin O.Cartir.M.D.
IKSIeteBt.. Ohloiso. III.
Will rid birds and buildings
of lice, mites and other vermin. If applied to the bird
with a sponge it will not discolor the feathers or injure the
Retailed by
The  Steele   Brlggs Seed Co.,
and reliable   storekeepers everywhere.   Manufactured by
Carbon Oil WorKs,
Manufacturers  of  "COWL  BRAND"
Oil Specialties.
This is one of the fi rst signs of stomach weakness. Distress after eating,
sour eructations, sick headache, bilious conditions are all indicative
that it is the stomach that needs
assistance. Help it to regain health
and strength by taking
for they are a stomach remedy that
never disappoints. They act quickly and gently upon the digestive
organs, sweeten the contents of the
stomach, carry of! the disturbing
elements, and establish healthy conditions of the liver and bile.
The wonderful tonic and strengthening effects from Beecham's Pills,
make them a safe remedy—they
Help Weak
Sit Everywhere.        la Belli s»csaU. THE   REPORTER,   NEW   MICHEL,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA.
Issued every Saturday, from office of
Publication, Northern Ave, New Michel.
In and Around Town
W. Ward of P. Burns & Co., Fer
hie, was here on Wednesday,
Peter B. Neleon of the Rex Tailoring Co.. Toronto, was doing bus'
iness through here this week,
A grand masquerade ball will be
held in Crahan's hall on Thursday
evening,-October 28. Bills will be
out early in the week.
There was no meeting of tbe board
of trade on Tuesday evening, owing
to the absence from town of both
the president and secretary i
W. Hawthorne, the well-known
brush artist from Fernie, was here
this week, adding the finishing
touches in the shape of signs to
Weber's new store;
Mr. and Mrs, T. B. Brandon arrived in town this week, Mr
Brandon, Who is the editor of the
Pass newspaper syndicate is assisting the editor publish the Illustrated Edition.
At the drawinfc at the Great Northern hotel on Saturday night, for
a house and lot, ticket No, 205
held by C. Saveseli, house 51, Mi-
ehel, won, The property is worth
about $800.00.
On Wednesday, at Fernie, before
Judge Wilson, Jesse Mansfield ! of
Elk Prairie, was fined $75 for setting out fires, and V, Vlasak was
fined $50 for allowing agents to set
out fires north of Michel,.
For Thanksgiving Day, October
'25th.' the Canadian Pacific Kail-
way Company announce a. rate of
fare and one third for the rqiind
trip. Tickets will be on sale October 22nd, tp October 25th. inclusive, final return limit, October 27,
There is a public telephope booth
-here, and it is public,, so public
that any one wishing to talk (iri-,
.vately, is heard all over the premises. It is tip to the telephone com-
puny tp put in a proper booth immediately,
Thos. Q. Harris wishes to express
hiB thanks to those people who bo
kindly assisted him in his troubles
and sympathized with him in the
Joss of his little baby, and more
especially to Mrs. Evans who had
the infant in charge.
,, A change of ad from the Trites-
Wood Co. reached the. Reporter too
late for insertion as the, frqnt page
was run; They, wish,to call attention.to the 20 Cenfury clothing, in
"suits and overcoats, also tp their
hats, underwear and gent's furnishings in the latest styles.
• We had the pleasure..of shaking
hands this week with $pb, Walms-
Jey, an old.fri^d,,.formerly,a pas:
-Bob is in the .real estate business
now at Nelson', and doing well.
The Gold Standard Demonstra--
tion, conducted by Mrs. J.Jlirkbank
and R, F. Mcintosh, in the Trites-
Wood Co's store at New Michel,
was a pleasant surprise to the many
•visitors.. The popularity of the
' Gold Standard goods has been considerably enhanced by this demonstration and the quality will retain
the customer.
H. H. Depetv of Depew. McDonald and McLean.of Fernie, wasliere
this week on important business.
This firm wishes to secure from the
Michel Watertight &. Power Co.,
the franchise held,by that company
for lighting purposes, and if they
succeed, will immediately install an
electric light plant- A meeting of
the company will be held to-night,
"whoii tho whole proposition will be
threshed out.
Our old friend W. j. McKeown,
the popular real estate  man  from
.Vancouver, was here this week, lie
has grown a muBtasche since he
was here  before  and   when  Bob
• Moore saw it, he. twisted  up  his,
■and planted himself in the barber's
•hair.    "Take it off,   Mr.   l.arbek*,
itake it off," said he. -'vtrhen Mac
grows a mustacho, mine comes <>ff,'
i^udoff ite*vma am! now iioli looks
• dike Kelly docs with tbo (lucent on
Look for the Oval Brand.
Guaranteed Unshrinkable.
Hewson Underwear is as
good as Hewson Tweeds,
Weber, New Michel
of the
to be( dut
will dbiitaiii
a large
number 6t
naif-tone1  » ,
of local
and Portraits
of leading
Leave your
Orders at
Drug itotk
or at
this office.
10 Cents
a Copy.
One Cent a Word
AdverUaementa inch u For Salt, To Let, Lost
Foaro Wanted etc., inierted at the uniform
rate or One Cent a Word Each Insertion
/x Room for n-.li' on easy terms or to rem to responsible party.  Apply to J. Seigle, New Michel
V' farming tools, ;i wagons, 4 horse.**, harness.
_00 chifckens, -10 turkeys, 8 Wna tiarrots, ■'• tons of
turnips, uuautity of caL.-j.ifro and everything
around my plant). Now ia the time to buy. For
terms enquire of A, Vlasak, New Michel.
NEW MICHELj 10.46 a. ra„ In room
over Somerton Bro's store.
MICHEL, Sunday School, 2.30 p. m.
Evening ServitB, »t 7.30. Band of
Hope every Monday at 7130 p. m.
Rev. Si T. ChBnoweth, Pastor.
The" pastor and officials extend a cordial
invitation td you to attend these services.
Tom Hnber left for tlio coast yesterday.
'   O. N. Woods is oft for ft Week to
Trout Lake.
Fred. Pomaha'c, has bought two
lotB in Block 10, from H. <>. Whit
nay, and ia excavating for a furniture and undertaking establishment
MICHEL,    B. C.
ServK'es—Sra Sunday  in .tne   iHonUi,
Holy Communion, 11 a. m,
Evensong, 8.30 p.   in.
Sunday School, 2.00 p. m.
A. Briant N. Crowther, M. A., Vicar.
MtCHEt, b! b.'.',-.
Sunday:    toil' Mass,  8 a.  tp.; High
Mass," 10.30 a. in.; Sunday!; Scliool, ,3
• p. m.l Vespers, 4 p'. m.j^^
Monduyi   Mass, 8 a, m.. -v.-r-•-•
Rev. Fr. Meisnner, Pastor
L. P. Eckstein   .       t). E. McTaooabt
Barristers, Solicitors Etc. ''.
Ir there is no Un)on 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 your jobs decorated with that
Iadge of honBr
. Maum
qnleklr sscwtiiln our oplnloi ftee wjislbslsa
fiiTenrton le protsblr PMeiUjW". ComraonlJ*
tlon*«lrloll»conBUoiit'al. HANDBOOK on Pswnli
__    .et]rcone	
.sent free. Oliteii wsnorforlomrlnipst*
Pstsnts tiksn: tbronfh Muiin * Co. n
 . ,_,-- .... rfnu	
' I'etents Ukon through Wuim * C
sseeul notice, wltteoat nm In the
Scientific American.
A handMrnaiy UUiitniod wttkl*. U_i»*i_ rtf-
SUt ton of any •-.•Qtlflo Journal.    _'_rmi fot
DfttU, »X7fi » jwt, puiUtfo pruptld.   Bold bf
to nmuuen.    'Ay
Union Bakery
G. SOVRANO, Proprietor
OLD TOWN, -   -   - MICHEL
Fresh Bread Delivered Daily
Notlns of Application  for  Ranewal,
of Liquor Lioonso
XTOTIC'Elslinmliy Klvi'ii. Hint I. Alc.tamler J-
■■* McCool. W No'v Mli-lu'l. II. ('.. IhtoliU 10 np
Ply to the SuiiorlMondonl ol I'mriiiclal 1'olioo,
al tliei'Xlilmtionoti'ni' liioulli Iron, the dulo
liereol.,fiir a rcn'.'wnl of my rclnil liquor llcoime,
lor llio prcinlai's known ns Uie liront Northeni
Hotel, sltimtol nl New MIMinl. II. 0,
Dated nt Nn\y Michel, Hi C l iii. ll, moS. ,-Jl'-
Rflnl .nutate in New Michel is,. still
ailvanclng, and wa are pleased-.^ to
set Mint several local capitalists ate
noting Ibis fact. It is rumored
that Dr. Curly Martin linn secured
options, on several. Iiu^ness blocks,
and may open out in i>'*nnts etc.
It's the Trade Mark and the
plain price mark sewn on the
breast pocket of every genuine
Semi-ready Coat,
So many dealers try to deceive
—that we Want those who seek
us to find us—and that Trade
Mark is our sign,
W* cart finish you a suit in ail hour — fit it to your exact size) — tiitor it
to your individualism—to your ideas, impressions and your expression—
Ud the suit will save you and gain you money and satisfaction.
made la brder In        Perhaps -Are) may not have
fdtirdayt Just the fabrics in the
particular or distinctive
style yotl like—it would take" a half million to
stock ill our lines—so We" show 300 fabrics! from
which we can make you any si'.'.e; style" br design
iii Wilt days—to special brder.   See these, pleases
New Michel
..   .  .,,.->T..^.,. .:W,,.,ro.„ ,  v.     .-.   r.   :,.-,-    -
Business Bringei",;,
Ret.Ine Notices Inserted under thin, He«dlnc
■t thi ritt of,Ten Cents • Line, each insertion.   No adt Inserted amongst Locals.
SMOKE Crow'* Nest Special and Extra.   Unioi*
° Made liuars.
•JHII'HINtl TftKS, printed trt onler, good toutrl
° itoult, al tlio K-apoi'ter ofllce.
"PNVF,LOPES.  Any quantity, nood stock, wel
u printed, at tho Reporter office.
QTATEMENT8, Priiited and   pnddrd  as  ym
° want thorn, at tbe Rcportqfr oHlee,.._ .;■■
f ETTltB Heads.  Plain'or 'Pnncy: '.Any coin
u ink.  Printed ns you like them at the Bepoi
DUSINESH Cards. Finest work in the Pns**
,J Any size and any color Ink y_u.do.ire. Prilled at the Reporter omcO.
DRIKTINO Ink. We cart decorate your prtntim
1 job. with any color or shade df the finest Ink
in the world. .For fine color work send you*
order io tl^.RoportcJv.,,      .,.„._, .^ ,„. . -.
fn stock aiid hiad'e to order
Fred. Pomahac,
Horscshoeins; a Pp'scislty.
J. B. Tufney of Fernie, was in
town on Friday.
T. B. Baker returned  faom   liis
holiday trip ou Wednesday-
Mrs. Taylor of Moyie,  is visitiiig
her sisters the jtiBses Dudley.
Snow fell ntCorbin to the depth
of four, inches, yesterday.
Miss atewatt of ■ tho Trites-Wood"
stiitt'i is visiting friends on the coast
Dr. Wilson takes over Dr. McSor-
ley'sp-actis'^o-day. Dr. McSorley
purppso, remaining for a few Weeks
longer., ,
Grand- Chancellor Townley bf the
K, l"s. rnndehis annual visit to Michel on Wednesday evening, accompanied by D. 1?; CI. C. Biivvnoss of
Cranbtook and Chancellor Kdgecomb
of Fernie,
Grand Master. Wallace- 1,'aW of
Vnncotlver was here last, night visit-
ingthe 1. O. O, F. He delivered
an-able address, and a very enjoyable social .time was indulged in, in
eluding a banquet
Blairmore Lbtsforsaieaii
over Bla:
Tnu/ncifp    bver Blairmore
I OWnSlie. Tbwnsite,   :
by the only Real Estate man in' Blair
If Interested, write for particular*
Of flee en Main Strs>«
Ai McLeod, Blairmort
Souvenir China
Consisting of
Plates; Cups and Saueersy Five o'
clock Tea Sets, Vases Etc., Co
taining: Views of Michel.
These goods are direct from the manufacturers and the  mid
dlemans profit is cut out.
Jewellers, Opticians, Photographers
Firt^ Art Printing
To We Reporter Off l


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