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Michel Reporter Dec 18, 1909

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 VOL. 2:
NO. 13
Y mas Gifts
Mufflers, Handkerchiefs., Gloves
See our stock of Ties,
and Braces. - - - - -■■',
Our Combination Set containing Braces.   Arm  Bands and
Garters, put up in fancy box. makes a very acceptable gift.
.r_>    "i   j    C. ''ll/I'____•    The Great Northern Hotel Block
Doya ct _viuir,   ;, NEW MICHELl &_'
A Christmas Box that is Worth',
I , '..While   '
i' 'When you make a present of a peri'
Judical to a friend or-family yon are really
KelectiiiK a companion to influence them
fof good or ill during a-'whole year. If
tiie acquaintances 'pis! -your sons and
daiighleni were to talk to them aloud ns
■some periodicals talk to them silently,
jliow quickly you would turbid .the torn-
panionship! In the one case as in the
other, the heat course is to supplant the
injurious with something equally attractive and at the same time ''worth while.'*
A food can be wholesome and utterly distasteful. Heading can be made so, tbo.
But the Youth's Companion not only
nourishes the mind, but ('eliglits it, just
like that ideal hunian associate Whom
you would choosd. The Youth's Com-
panion fills that place now in more than
half a million homes. Can you not
think of another family in which it is
inot known where "it would be joyfully
welcomed? If the Jf&OO for the l!)io
Volume is sent now, the now Canadian
stibscriher will be entitled tb' nil the te-
luainitifz issues of 11)0!). If desired, the
publishers will hoid tlfce back and ■-end
them at Christmas time, together with
the Clirislniai Number and liie Companion's new "Venbiiun" Culewlitr for
1910, lithographed in thirteen colors and
Bold.     ,
'Companion' Building Boston, Mass
New Subscriptions Received at this Ollice
Michel,Xmas Tree
The Xmas presents for the children of Old and New Michel will be'
given out on Xmas Day, December
25th, from 1.30 p.m. till 6:' p.m
All children are requested -to,' bring
their tickets along before they receive a present. Any child residing
in New or Old Michel who has not
received a ticket kindly see the; secretary df Michel Local Union. Any
person desiring to donate towards
same kindly send their donation to
Chas, Garnet, secretary Michel
Local Union, a list of which will be
published in the Miehei Reporter
by request. Michel Xmas Tree
Committee, Chas; Gamer, secretary,
Michel, B. 0:
For Father, Mother, Sister, Brother,
everyone on the long- list of friends
and relatives which is made up every
year at'^his time'
Christmas Gifts
Our new and beautiful lines of Holiday Goods are now ready for your inspac
tion.   We can supply you with the nicest and moat appropriate gifts for Ir
ery person. ' .   ■
Special lines in
Toys, Books, Novelties, Art and Burnt Leather Goods,
Manic-are, Shaving and Dressing , Sets, Xmas- Cards
Perfumes, Fancy Ghocolates/SoHvenir View. Books, Ebony Goods etc., etc, -      •"'-
Dissolution of Partners*!)')
•pAM! NOTICE. Ilmtllie partnership.Iioretofor,
I L nxldtinjr between Alexander .1. Mi'Cnol inn
ttoljiMt H. Mnore, eiirry'vtt uti-lwsliiMSi'S hotel-
.ki-epors at New M.eliel. B. C-, lies this iliiy bei't
illl.nlvwl by
Notice Is liernlir irlvun, tlint nil nutslniiillii;
hccoiiutsngnlnfit llieanUi Hun will be imiil b
Ali'X, .1. McCool, t-titt nil nccoillil* fine the si. i
linn must be plilil In Alex. J, MrCooll    i
Dali'il nt-New Michel; 11. I'.. Ill's lirst liny 'I
Ueeemher. Ilioll.
AI.EXANIlKIt. .1. McCOOl :
Trade .Mark*
Copyrights Ac
. Anrono sending a sketch and description may
Vucklr aecertoln our opinion free whether an
'—-nllc- ' '- —-.-.	
 „_ „-. Co. receive
tntiktliwltes, without c-arto, In tbo
Scientific flmeiicait
A bandaomaiy lllu_tr_t*_ weekly, Lu-geat clr-
SlatloD of but _rri«_t!fJo Journal.   Terms for
nwlft, la.76 a yaw, pottage preptld.   Sold by
IHlBroitfny, ^
hfttim Wublivtoi).
Crahan's Hall
Picture and
The talk around town
Entire ehange of program
New faces in   Vaudeville
f'.'.OOO feet of  the  best Life
Moving Pictures procurable
Kino Singing. Excellent Vaudeville
I'unny and Thrilling Pictures and Good
> ... Music:
, Special Notice td  Parents
filing your little ones. They nro «ol
come, besides they enjoy it as, well its
.    you. Ixits of room for carriages.
-   Children .13 and ,25c    Adults ,35c"
Bengough's Farewell
• Ci'owded houses are reported for Bengough as he makes
his way from Vancouver to
Toronto.   His ''impressions"
of his recent, successful tour
through Australia are   much
appreciated.   Moreover; Bengough is the only cnrtooiiist,
who makes a   speciality   of
embellishing his  programme
with sketches Of local  iii'ita-
iiilities and cartoons On topics
of tbe moment.   This unique
feature be manages with such
act and good taste that it is
■verywhere enormously popu-
ir'j and by hone more hearl-
ly enjoyed than by the "sub-
ects" selected for this distinc-
ion;   The public in Michel
ire offered an opportunity bn
Monday   night, the like  of
which will not occur again for
many a year.    Tickets 75c,
and SOc.
Fancy Christmas Candies, Cakes and Plum
Puddings,...       -■      : i- » '   ,   -
Everything in Xmas Novelties in Hardware and Furniture
Departments, including Special Values in Hockey Stickij and
Skates, Sleighs, Booking Horses etCi
The Most Complete Line of Toys In the Pass
Splashes from the Editorial Pen'
We do not need money ourselves, but the fellow we owe
wants us to. pay. Pay yoursubscription and help the other
fellow oiit.
The man who gets' mad at what, the newspaper says
about him should return thanks three times a day for what
the newspaper knew about him and suppressed.
■ .'     ■
The editor o| this pap^'hasfl warm place in his heart
for the friends who bring or s'/rid in ncfts items. It is the
tlesire of this paper to give all the news ail the time and
•those who lend us their assistance to that end have our unbounded gratitude.
There are few towns where the Stores present a more
pleasing appearance than those of our town. Our merchants
take a pride in the appearance of their respective places ol
business and such pride is certainly commendable. That is
not all; they carry good, clean stocks of merchandise and
their reputation for fair dealing draws a splendid patronage
from the surrounding territory.
lyfajte your Xmas purchases now while etdek is  complete
will set aside any article for. you. -' - -   ,
Agent for Phonographs, Gramophones, Kodaks,  Waterman'a Fountain
Pens.  ■      -   '■•    '- -     ''•.'■■.'        ... '     -" ,    ..
N*w,'Mic_»l, B. C.
i .*•..,■'/".
Douglas & Stedman        -      -      *      Proprietor!
RATB8 $2:00 A DAY
Everything First-Clas, and Comfortable
Nothing but white labor employed
Company's Output is
4,000 Tons Daily
Fornie; pec; 15;—General
Manager Ashworth reports
that over 2,000 tons of coal
are being turned out daily at
the Coal Creek mines, and as
much at Michel, thus making
iri average of 4,000 tons a day
from all the, mines.
About 800 tons of this coal
is being tttrned into coke at
the Fernie' ovens arid as much
at Michel.
The Morrisey mines are not
being worked now and it may
be some time before they will
again be operated, ub now development work, both at
Coal Creek and Michel is occupying Ihe attention of the
management at present.
The Rev Iri R. Hicks' Almanac
for 1910
Ready .Novemlier Ifith, 1000, a splendid
year book on astronomy anil inoternlORy,
tile only one containing Ihe original
"Hicks Weather Forecasts." By mail,
postpaid !'/*>■'., on newctRiidfl, ;.t'c. Ono
copy free with a year's, subscription lo
Word and Works, tho Itev. Iri It. Micks'
Monthly Magazine, the best ?l monthly
in America, Discounts on Almanacs in
quantities. Agent's Wanted. 1'eniem-
btr, the gSntiinb "Hick's Forecasts" are
not published anywhere else—you get
them  only   in   bis   own   publications.
word and Works publishing
CO., 2_01 locust St. St. l-ouls. Mo.
Our merchants have all enjoyed a fihe trade the past
two weeks, some of them having been so rushed as to be
obliged to keep extra clerks to supply their customers!, Few
towns in the province cdn compare with this in the amount
of business transacted at this br any other season of the year.
It has become an established fact that goods can be bought
as cheap here Its anywhere, and ill many Instances much
cheaper. Hence, the immense crowds that gather here every
She Was Dead Easy
A small Michel boy was once called in to view Ins new
bom baby brother, He looked it over with dissatisfaction,
and finally asked: "Mamma, whore did this thing come
from?" "An angel brought it, Jiinmic." "Wuz you
awake when he came?" Certainly, Jinimie.!' Well, then,
mamma, all that I have got to say, is that you are dead easy.
I'd like to see any old angel put off such a looking thing on
mc. But I reckon we are stuck unless 1 kin work johnny
(Jreen to trade it sight-unseen for one of his spotted pups."
It Pays to Advertise
Billy Jones wrote on tbe blackboard, "Billy Jones can
bug the girls better than any boy in the school." The
teacher seeing it, called bim up. "William, did you write
that?" she asked. "Yon'm," replied Billy. "Well, you
stay in after .chool." The children waited for Billy to come
out, when they began to guv him, "Got a liekin', did'nt
you?" "No," said Bill. "Get jawed?" "'No." "What
did-she do?", they asked. "Shan't tell," said Bill, "but it
pays to advertise;"
We heard a man the other day kicking foi' a chalice to
Work. Tbat man was a false alarm. No man who wants
work those days need lie out of employment ten hours.
There is all kinds of work in this district aiid good wagoscan
Ke secured by good iniiri.'
Imperial Bank of Canada
Head Office. TORONTO
Capital Authorized $10,000,000
Capital Paid Up $5,000*000; .   :-:        Reserve Fund $6,000,000 .
Interest allowed on Deposits from- Date of Deposit
Drafts, Money Orders and Letters pf Credit Issued, available in
 ■    Any part of the -World    '■	
Branches at Miehei arid New Michel.     T. B. BAKER, Manager
Our entire Xmas stock to be sold before December 25th; consisting of
Watches, Clocks; Jewelry, Silverware, Fancy Goods, Leather Goods, China ahd Cut Glass;" Musical Instruments, Victor
Grathaphones, Xmas ards and Toys.
All Toys will be Sold at Cost
For every Dollar you spend in our
store from now until 10 p. m.j Dec. 24
you will receive a ticket.
TEN DOLLARS worth of any
Goods in the store, is the PRIZE to
the one holding the lucky number.
Get Busy and Buy
Jewelers, Opticians, Photographers
Now Michel Blairmore Frank
is not much to pay
for this newspaper
The 8Mp that aavea
you work, and aavea
yon money without Injury
to hands or
Sunlight Soap1
turna wash-
tub   drudgery
Into   pleasure.
data bar of Sunlight
to-day and try.
Amazing 'tf&vs
An enthusiastic Burlinttton motorist
was driving his oar through one of the
most rural sections of the state. He
came to the top of a very steep hill.
On each side of the road was a ditch
and at the bottoni of the hill a load of
hay was just beginning the ascent.
The motorist, who is not one of the
chicken and man-killing . variety,
backed his car into the ditch and
waited for the sturdy son of the soil,
who was driving the load nf hay, to
guide his team past. On the rear of
the load, almost buried in the hay, reposed at full length a typical old
patriarch of the hills. His face rested easily in his hands and his hands
and his whiskers streamed out i toot
or two in the breeze. As the team
passed the automobile he celled out,
with a note of surprise in his voice,
"Gosh! Taint*often we muet a gentleman in one of them things I"
Sick Wife—"Doctor, I will double
your fee if you will prescribe a trip to
the seashore."
Doctor—"Very well, madam, I shall
do so."
Wife—"What were you intending to
Doctor—"A trip to the seashore."
"You might as well say two and
t'vo mhke five ia ricbt."
"Well, it's four-fifths right, ain't
Agents Wanted
to push and sell i
Tt-MffrT^ff    Wlllmatt Bindery
Western  Representative. Begina.
Nat a 8etf Respecting Man Will Stay
Away From Polls.
I hava a letter from a man. says
Dorothy Oil, who la really intelligent
enough to fcuow better, who says:
"If women bad votes there ia not a
self respecting man wbo would go to
tbe polls. lie will let tbe country go
to perdition in the bauds of that abnormal and unnatural creature, the
masculine woman, and things will the
sooner right themselves by a political,
social and economic cataclysm that will
drive tbe brazen females back to their
proper places—the kitchen and the
Let us hasten to assure this modern
Jeremiah that bla gloomy prophecies
are without foundation. The time will
come wheu women will vote, and yet
not a self respecting man will stay
away from the polls because he Ib liable lo meet mere bis motber, bla sisters, his female cousins and bis aunts,
"Tbe proof of tbe pudding Is la tbe
eating." says tbe old adage, and we
base our belief on tbls happy outcome
of woman's suffrage on tbe fact tbat
In the countries wbere women do vote
tbey bave not kept a single man. self
respecting or otherwise, from exercising bis privilege as a free man to express bis opinion by means of a ballot
In the four western states wbere worn--'
en vote and where men are quick on
tbe trigger It certainly wouldn't be
safe to tell any gentleman tbat be was
a poor, emasculated squaw man because be went t* tbe polls at which
women also voted. In New Zealand,
Australia, the Isle of Han, Finland and
Norway women have full suffrage, and
If tbe self respecting men of tbese
countries are conspicuous by reason ot
their absence from the polls no rumor
ot It bas reached the outer world.
Indeed, tbe best argument that can
be advanced for giving women tbe
right to vute Is tbat wherever female
suffrage has been tried It hns worked
out successfully, and there has uevet
been u suggestion of depriving women
of their rlgnts and going hack to tbe
old order ot a mule oligarchy.
Will Break Up a Cold in Twenty-fsur
Hours and Cure Any Cough That
Is Curable.
The following mixture is often prescribed  and is highly recommended
for coughs, colds and other throat and
bronohial trouble:   Mir two ounces ot  _.    ._	
Glycerine, a half ounce of Virgin_ Oil j tically an Australian produotion-^one
Australia Produces Fine Wool For tha
' Whole World.
There were sheep before Australia
was known of, just aa tbere were
brave men before Agamemnon, but
the fine wool' sheep of to-day is prac-
of Pine compound pure, and eight
ounces of pure Whiskey These can be
bought in any good drug store and
easily mixed together in a large bottle'. .The genuine Virgin Oil of Pine
compound pure is prepared only in
the laboratories of the Leach Chemical
might almost say invention.
Australia started its national life
as a reformatory. With the "First
Fleet" of prisoners and their guards
there went a few aheep. TJnlike tbe
human exiles, they were not sent out
for reformation.   Yet they were des-
Co., Cincinnati, and put up ior dis- \ lined to found practically a new race
pensing in half-ounce vials." * -*—'-'        " —"  "    "
Not Yet, But'Soon
Old Gent—Ah, my little lady, is your
mother home?
Little Grace—Aw! she* says wot's de
book youse is tryin' to sen, Cook's or
H.useboata In Chins.
Houseboats have been In use by
the uutivea uf Chluu fur some hundreds ot years and bave been Improved
and largely used by occidentals living
In tbe Chinese empire since tbelr arrival lu tbe country. At Shanghai large
numbers are owned by tbe well to do
Chinese iiiarcbauts as well aa by for-
In the Seventeenth Century
A fatalistic excuse for drinking is to
be found in the "Manuscripts of Sir
Henry Ingilby," published by the His-
torical Manuscripts commission. In a
letter dated August 21, 1669, announcing that a hard-drinking friend of his
is on his deathbed, Sir Robert Paston
remarks: "I have been taught that
Jupiter allows every man who comes
into the world a different proportion
of drink, which, when he has despatched, there remains nothing for
him to do but die; and that the proportion and expedition makes great
differences in men's ages."
When an undue amount
of nervous energy is used in
the brain there is certain to be
failure in the other functions
of the body.
Digestion is Imperfect—the head
aches—you cannot sleep—you be-
comonervoua and irritable—you are
easily excited and quickly tired—
your memory fails and you cannot
concentrate the mind.
Dr. A. W.Chase's
Nerve Food
la a creator of new, rich, red blood
and hence a builder-up of the nervous system.
Being mildandiwrtlatoaeUon Itasaapadallr
""*"**—' Butted aaatroat-
at  the   critical
period In IU.
when Important
.Ing place. But
[yon muat look
out tor Imitations, 60 eta. a
box. all dealcra
er Edmanson.
Bates at Co, Tc
Serious Circumstances
"ThoBe tools," said   the   conduotor
"are to be used only in case oi accident."
"Well, there's been an accident," replied the man who was working feverishly at the case.
"Where's the accident?"
"I just busted my corkscrew."
—Houston Post.
Lnkefleld, Que., Oct. 9, 1907.
Minimi's Liniment Co., Ltd.
Gentlemen,—In July, 1905, I was
thrown from a road machine injuring
my hip and back badly and was obliged to use a crutch for 14 months. In
Sept. 1906 Mr. Wm. Outridge of La-
chute urged me to try Minard's Liniment wliich I did with the most satisfactory results and today I am as
well as ever in my life.
Yours sincerely,
Golfer—The day I get around these
links in under a hundred I'll give you
it shilling, Sandy!
Juvenile Caddie—Hoo will I want it
when I'm drawin' me auld age pension?—Punch.
mere is mors catarra in mil section ef tbe emmtry
Iban au otber dleeaaos nut blether, and until tbe last
lev yeara was supposed to be Incurable,  For a great
Best Yeast
in theWorld
Sold and
Toronto, Oot.
nanr rears doctors pronounced It a local dlasase sot
Kascribed local remedies, and bf wuataatly tailing
eure wltb loeal treatment, pronounced H loeurabla
Bolenoo baa proven Catarrh to be a constitutional dkv
ease, and therefore requires constitutional treatment
Hall's Catarrh Cure, manufacture! by W. 3. cbener
A Co.. Toledo, Ohio, a tbe only Conatttutional aura on
tbe market. It a taken Internally In does, trom 11
drops to a teaspoonful. It ecu directly on tbe blood
 "*— ot tbe system.  Tbey otter one
iny case II tafia to euro.  Sand
hundred dollars for any eaae It falls
fot circulars aad lesttmonlale.
Address: F. 3. CHENEY * CO.. Toledo, Ohio.
(old by Dranana, tee.
--- -£a»T4niuymig
Tata Halle>
The editor wos dying, but when the
doctor bent over, placed his ear on his
brenst, and said: "Poor man, circulation almost gone!" the dying editor
sat up nnd shouted "You're a liar.
We have the largest circulation in the
Spanking does not cure children of
bed-wetting. There is a constitutional
cause for this trouble. Mrs. M. Summers, Box W. 77, Windsor, Ont., will
send free to any mother her successful
home treatment, with full inatruc-
tins. Send no money but write her
to-day If your children trouble you
in this way. Don't blame the child;
the chances are it can't help it. Thia
treatment also cures adults and aged
people troubled with urine difficulties
by day or night.
Teacher—We declare that thia earth
is a ball.   Now what basis have *e?
Tommy—First, second, third Bnd
home,—Detroit Free Press,
_ Baby's Own Tablets are absolutely
safe.. This medicine is as good for
the n,ew born babe as the well grown
child. It contains no opiate or poisonous stuff. The mother who gives
this medicine Do her child has the
guarantee oi a government analyst
that these statements are true. This
is worth something to every mother
for Baby's Own Tablets is the. only
medicine that is sold under such a
guarantee. The Tablets ^cure such
ailments as indigestion, colic, con.
stipation, diarrhoea, and teething
troubles, destroy worms, break up
colds and thus prevent deadly croup.
Sold by mudicine dealers or by mail
at 26 cents a box from The Dr. Williams' Medicine Co., Brockville,*Ont.
Some recent examples irom the writings of two Australian humorists:
"Hope is the increase in salary we
never get—but might. It's that trip
round the world we're going to take-
but don't. It's the mine that's going
to pay big dividends—some day.
Luckily the things we hope for most
don't always happen, otherwise our
enemies would be all dead."
If we may credit a Princeton lecturer, reported in the Washington Star,
the late Mr. Cleveland was disposed to
hove a little fun at the expense of
those Americans to whom life is devouring anu incessant nctivity.
"Mr. Cleveland," said the lecturer,
"had no sympathy with the rush and
hurry that our business men so complacently affect, no sympathy with
the lunch-table telephone, with the
letter phonograph, and the train and
boat dictation.
'"Don't rush so,' Mr. Cleveland
once said to me. Lightning might do
a great deal more if it wasn't always
in.such an awful hurry!" ,
Weary William—"What did ye tell
dat lady when she asked ye if ye wuz
eaual to de task o' sawin' wood?"
Tattered Tom—"I tol' her dot equal
wum't de word. I wuz superior
to it."
She—"Somebody has told me that
you already have a wife—a blonde."
He—"I assure you, dear girl, you
are the first blonde I ever loved."
Meat -MMfte.
Milk 2*»nt_
Butter lOOIks.
E2tl   Z7dos.
Vegetable* MOfcs.
This represents a fair ration for a man for a year.
But some people eat and
eat and grow thinner. This
means a defective digestion
and unsuitable food. A large
size bottle of
Scott's Emulsion
equals in nourishing proper-
tics ten pounds of meat
Your physician can tell you
how it does it
roa itix at. ill nauoomw
Bend Ne., aam. af paper aad able ad. for mn
beautiful Battens Bank end Child's Bk„ua.Beo_
Kaeh beak contain* a a-od Luck Peaay.
IIS WalUuto* Slroal, Wool      TlMcOal,
DO TOU realise the opportunity
South African Veteran Scrip
affords to secure title to 320 or
640 acres of land? Land adjoining-
that upon which you can locate
Veteran Scrip 1h being sold to-day
at from 110 to 915 an acre. Figure
it out wbat this means to you.
We wtll sell 320 AORE WARRANTS
-on terms—without any ciwh payment If you have improved farm
land to offer as security. Oar price
Is only 9625.00 a Warrant and five
years to pay the same.
SIR-SIT  Mctntyr*  Black,   Winnipeg.
W. N. U., No. 769
ot sheep, vastly more valuable than
any that had gone before them.
The picked rams oi the First Fleet
would yield about 81-2 pounds ol
coarse wool. The picked ram of a
first-class Australian stock to-day
yields up to 40 -oounds of fine wool,
and the'average yield of a decent flock
is eight pounds per sheep. With this
great increase in quantity, there haB
been au even greater growth of, qual.
ity. Australian merino wool is finer,
more elastic, longer in staple than
any wool ever dreamed of a.Century
ago, and its production alone makes
possible some of the exquisite fabrics
which display the triumphant luxury
of modern civilization.
Nearly 90,000,000 sheep are pastured
in ■ Australia to-day, and the pastoral
industry brings to Australia's popula
tion of between four'and four and a
half millions some $129,000,000 a year
—more than $26 a year for everjPman,
woman, and child.
Of much more than Australian moment waa the growth of this grand
wool industry. It gave to England a
new source of wealth. Before the
days of Australia, Spain was looked
upon as the only country in the
world which could produce fine wool.
Spain of that day was not willing that
British looms should have any advantage of her production, and the
British woollen manufacturing industry, confined to the use of coarser
staples, languished.
Now, Australia—and Australia practically alone—produces the fine wool
of the world; and if, in the course of
any future developments, an Imperial Zollverein confined Australian
wool to the mills ot the Empire, a
great part of the foreign production of
fine clothes would perforce cease.
John MacArthur was the first wool
prince of Australia, and aa such deserves to be honored as one of the
founders of the Commonwealth. From
him stretch, in descent of industry
though not of blood, a long line of
big-hearted, big-brained men, who
hide under the curious name of
"squatters" the fact that they were,
and are, the chief pillars of Austra-
liaiutprosperity, and the dominant
types of Australian character,
The squatter earned his name from
the fact that in the early daya he
pushed out with his flocks and herds
beyond the borders of then known
civilization, and "snuatted" where he
listed. His title to the land was his
use of it. As settlement progressed,
that free and easy method of occupying the country had to give way to
more elaborated and not, in all cases,
such satisfactory tenures. The squatter, however, remained still in title
a squatter, though he was now a tenant of the crown on a long lease, or
an actual freeholder by right of grant
or purchase. j
Vast are the areas now held by im-
toralists in Australia. In the northern territory, where primitive conditions still rule, some of the runs nre
as big as the principality of Wales.
Even in the more settled parts bf,
Australia it is not uncommon for one
man to hold tin to a million acres of
ln*>d fnr a cattle'or sheep run.
Onerous hospitality marks the Australian wool-grower. The straneer
W'thiti his gates mat be asiiired of
a lordly welcome, which stretches ev»n
to the lrmn or gift of fresh hnrs»s to
ro9*i*ne his iourne». This gracious
custom of hospitality — born nf f">
iisys when traveling was rare and r)\f.
fir»"H—now dies reluctantly as tV
railrnnH o-rrton on its campaign
against primitivism. ,
Stations of the Dead.
New South Wales has seven "stations ot the dead."
"The stations referred to are as follows: First, the mortuary station at
Sydney, where all the funeral trains
start'from. This is a stone building
with a good-sized platform and en
arch right over the train, where the
hearse stops; the whole building is
beautifully carved, and waa erected
in 1867.
"There are four cemetery stations
on the Rookwood branch, which diverges from the main aubnrban line
ten miles from Sydney. The branch
line is one mile and a half long, and
the first station on it is of the anme
style as the mortuary station in Sydney, and was erected in 1869.
"The other three stations nre of
vory much later design and build. One
more is at Sandgate, four miles from
N»woastle on the main northern line.
The last is on tho Woronora cemetery
branch, which leaves the main South
Coast Railway at Sutherland, 15 miles
from Sydney."
Women Millionaires.
The Marchioness of Graham is the
richest British-born lady, for on the
death of her father, the twelfth Duke
of Hamilton, she came into an income of $050,000 per annum. The
Duchess of Roxburghe was left $25,-
500,030 by her father, Mr. Ogden
Goelet. The Baroness von Eclthard-
stein came this year into the second
portion of the fortune left by her
father, the late Sir John lllundell
Maple, malting her total income $325,-
000 per annum. Ihe Countess Szech-
cnyi, as Miss Gladys Vandcrbilt, inherited $12,500,000.
Secret of Longevity,
Prof. Goldwin Smith, who recently
entered upon his eighty-seventh year,
was once asked for the secret of
longevity. He reblied that he had no
secret to impart. "I have never,"
he said, "observed any particular
rules of diet, except that of general
moderation. I have always avoided
working late at night. I have taken
a good deal of outdoor exercise.
When younger I wandered on the
Alps, went out /looting, and rode
with foxhounds,''   -
Some people who contract a cold
are prone to say "it's not serious,
I'll let it wear off." That's an
unsafe attitude to take—
on snitoB-s cuu in hue
One of tin. children goes about
coughing—"Oh, Willie is pretty
strong, I'll keep him home a day
or so and ihe cough will go.
Perhaps it will'. Perhaps itwotf t—
Yes—this asthma doesn't give me
much rest and I've tried nearly
everything."   Friend says: "My
fatber cured me of asthma thirty
years ago with Shiloh's Cure—
Baby is croupy, whooping cough
developing—"What can we get
that we can rely on to cut that
dangerous, choking phlegm?"
"Don't like the way son's cough
is settling on his lungs. He says
they're sore, feverish, weak—
there's danger."   There is—
Wife says: "John, you really must
stay home and doctor that cold—
you can't keep up with it." Valuable time lost—situation imperilled. Needlessly. For inonenight—
"Bronchitis again—I get it everv
winter—do wish I could cure it. .
You can, once for all, with Shiloh's
Cure—it allays inflammation,
builds up weakened lung tissues.
, sfliLors icun is ouunteed
It banishes Asthma, makes strong
the vocal chords and stimulates
the  whole   breathing   tract   tb
health and strength.   Just try
40   TBABg-BHH.OH'8   CBBaT
The Manly Man.
"After you've been two weeks in the
house with one of those terrible handy
men that ask their wives to be sure
and wipe between the tines -of the
forks, and that know just how much
raising bread ought to have, and how
to hang out a wash so each piece will
get the best sun, it's a real joy to get
back to the ordinary kind of man.
Yes 'tis so!" Mrs. Gregg finished,
with much emphasis. "I want a man
who should have sense about the
things he's . meant to have sense
about, but when it comes to keeping
house, I like him real helpless, the
Way the Lord planned to have him J"'
Mrs. Jims—Madame Snipper haa
perfected a wonderful invention.
Mrs. Tims—What is it?
Mrs. Jims—A revolving hat; it
works so that the congregation can
see all sides of it. '
"I'll give ye two a week," said the
country merchant.
"I can't live on less than four," declared the ambitious boy.
"Ye don't know what ye can do 'till
ye try John Try it on two fer awhile.
It. will make better .trading fer your
biography when ye git rich."
by using a
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yy know x is. which wheat
makes the best flour, and why.
Winter wheat is put into the
ground in the fall, but does not
ripen until the following July.
It matures slowly, is soft and
very starchy.
Spring whut is sown in April or
May, and ripens in August It's a
flinty, translucent wheat, rich in gluten
and contains nearly twice as much
nutriment as winter wheat.
Royal Household Hour
/ is made entirely from the hard, nutri
tious spring wheat, carefully selected :
' from ail the wheat of this kind grown
in Canada.
Royal Household is fine, light and
pure—milled by the most improved
methods—in a mill as clean as your
own kitchen.
Ask your grocer for Ogilvie's Royal
Household—just   enough to try.
You won't mind the slight advance
in cost when you see the results in
l your bread and pastry. 2_
•fbvle Row »Ci~ Unite*. /
What Came of a Glimpse of the
Initials on the Inside.
("Copyright, 1909, by Associated Literary
Aa Genevieve came on deck the
young man In the panama but glanced
over hla shoulder In her direction.
Tben, with surprising alacrity, he
whirled about, and the rapid removal
ot tbe panatna revealed a well shaped
head and close cropiied dark balr,
which clung tbrough ihany vicissitudes
to an unmistakable tendency to curl.
As the morning.dew vanishes under
the fierce rays of Ibe lnldstiminer sun,
ao tbe young man's expression nf joyful animation disappeared when met
by UeneTleve'a chilly stare. Hla lower
Jaw dropped. The color mounted from
the top of hla rather high collar to the
roota of hia balr. Genevieve went on
her way well satisfied with herself.
"I Imagine he thinks tne tint quite as
nnsopblatocated as be supposed. Probably bis Intention waa lo surprise me
Into a bow and then to presume on
tbnt to join me. And by the time that
I bad explained that I really didn't
know hlm we sbould be beginning to
feel quite well acquainted." She smiled again wlih superior triumph an she
reflected on the overthrow of the plot.
She wished that Aunt Myra might
have been an onlooker-Aunt Myra.
who had questioned the propriety nf
her taking the abort voyage unchaper-
On Ihe opposite aide of tbe steamer
the wenrer of the panama hat leaned
upon the rati and darkly regarded the
blue water. The attitude, suggestive
of dejection, gave GeneVleve the opportunity to steal furtive* glances at
the motionless offender. His clothes
fitted wel|. As far aa that was concerned, any tailor would lie Inspired tc
do his best by such a figure. "Adorable shoulders." said Genevieve, so nearly aloud that II was Just aa well tbat
Aunt Myra was not firesent.
At the expiration of an hour Genevieve had come to the conclusion that
"I   SFVKH   BEARD   or   BUT   OKB   PEB80M
the guilty young man who had ad.
dressed her when abe came ou deck
was not n n old offender. He had taken
her rebuff loo deeply to heart for that.
His ititeaest In the .Chesapeake bay
seemed to undergo no diminution after
sixty minutes of Incessant staring.
Genevieve began' to feel that possibly
abe bud been too severe. A look of
dignified perplexity mlgbt have been
enough without any of tbe ruthless,
annihilating scorn before which bis
aelf conlidence bad shriveled. Gene,
vleve surprised herself Id a pitying
It wns now time for tbe panama tn
take a baud. Aa Genevieve's commiserating glance stole In the direction of
tbe crushed and disheartened youth
atnrlng over the rail her challenge wns
accepted. With a birdlike motion the
pnnnmn rose from Us owner's head,
evading his clutch with a dexterity
tbat argued de'lberate Intention. It
nailed across the 'learner's hnw. dodging various agile persons whn attempted to Intercept It, and continued In
Genevieve's direction. On reaching
her It surrendered nt discretion. Tame
and obedient as a pet dog. It dropped
Into her lap. nnd. though Genevieve
clutched It hy tbe brim, that wna merely a matter of form. Sbe was sure that
the panama hat had no Intention of
going farther.
The bat's owner waa not far behind
his property. Tbere wan a redness
about him tbnt waa not due to sunburn, but wna nnt unbecoming. He
bowed, Genevieve reflected, with a
feeling of aelf congratulation, like ■
"I nm very pinch In yonr debt," said
the owner of the panama.
"Sot nt all. I'm sure." responded
Genevieve. Her tone was calculated tn
a nlrety-nnt friendly enough to en-
courage liberties In the presumptuous,
not chilling enough lo dlshenrten tbe
timid nnd retiring.
"Perhaps." the yonng mnn hesitated,
taking his property from ber extended
hnnd. "I mltrht Improve this opportunity to apologize for wbnt must bave
seemed a piece of rudeness on my
Genevieve listened with an expressing us nlcelv en'ciliated as ber tone
bail been.   There waa nothing about
It on which one could presume, yet tt
waa far from being frosty.
"Aa you came up the stairs," the
youug mas continued, twirling tbe
panama, "1 glanced over my shoulder,
aud fur some reason your face looked
extraordinarily familiar. When 1 bowed I waa under tbe Impression that 1
knew you."
Genevieve's lips curled a little ln
spite of herself. He would bave done
better, abe reflected, to atop 'wltb tbe
apology, tbe explanation was ho painfully weak; trite to start with, and,
moreover—well, without vanity, Geue-
vleve knew that her type waa not
cum moil.
Ceriaiuly never waB six foot one of
mauhonu ao easily disconcerted.
••Tliiiiik you again," aaid the owner
of the panama in a low voice, aiid he
turned ou his heel.
But ua be set his recovered hat upon
hla bead Geuevieve caught sight ot
something tbut made her atitrt-tbree
shilling gilt letters fixed Into the luuer
leather baud. "Ub, I beg your pur-
dou!" sbe cried Impulsively.
Tbe young uiuu did not bear ber,
und a fellow pusseuger checked' bim
lu bla return to bla neat, seizing bla
couttaila. "Lady ain't done wltb you
yet," auld tbe obliging pasaeuger, aud.
tbe owuer of the panama looked back
and saw tbat It wus true.
He returned with au apparent reluctance Genevieve thought best not tc
notice. "Excuse me," sbe said breathlessly, "but those letters inside your
but—ure they your initials?"
The youug uiau stared and colored.
"Why, yea."
"Like an algebra problem, aren't
they'/" Genevieve persisted.
Apparently tbe young man wished to
show ber that sbe was uot tbe only
person who could assume au air o(
hauteur. •The' peculiarity of my
uauie," said tbe owner of tbe panama,
looking over Genevleve'a-head, "Is a
misfortune Id whlcb tbe general pub-
'•Tbe reason I asked," Interrupted
Genevieve, "ia because I never heard
of but oue person whose Initials were
X. Y. '/,.. and he was one of my cous-
lu'a dearest friends."
The owner of the panama no longer
looked haughty. Instead bis expression suggested blissful Incredulity.
"His name began," Genevieve continued, blushing under the young
mail's gaze, "with Xavier."
"Young," prompted the other delight
edly. " .
"Zimmerman." Genevieve concluded,
and she looked about her. "Isn't there
au unoccupied cbalr?  Oh, yes!"
The youug man brought It" nnd seated himself beside her. "I've always
hated my name," be said meditatively. "It's a mixture of Kreuch and
English and Ueiiunu, of tbe prosaic
and Ibe sentimental. It's fairly grotesque and Indefensible from any
standpoint. I've seriously contemplated having It changed by au act of the
legislature. But from this dny ou I'll
And no more fault wltb It. When you
saw thoae letters X. Y, _., of course
you kuew there couldn't be but oue ol
"I blame myself for waiting for
thnt," said Genevieve demurely, "since
I've Been your photograph at my coua
ln"s, a number of photographs Indeed."
Mr. Zimmerman drew a long breath
"And 1 was wondering why your fuce
seemed so familiar." He made n motion toward an Inside pocket, bot tben
cbecked himself, reflecting thut perhaps It would be wiser to wait a little
for that. But by the middle of the
next forenoon he felt it safe to exhibit the little kodak picture Jim bud
given hlm-n picture of Genevieve
wltb a teunls racket over her shoulder
and her liulr ruffled by tbe breeze.
Genevieve pouted. "If he were go.
Ing to give you any." she suld. "he.
might have chosen one that-tbnt fluttered me uiore."
Tbe sen voyage from Baltimore to
Boston, though not a long one, affords considerable opportunity for'
progress lu acquaintance. Mr. X. Y.
Zimmerman might be suggestive nf nn
algebraic problem, but lu tbat case tic
one of his fellow passengers was lu
doubt as lo tbe filial solution.
The Psychology of Crowds,
There Is n Justification for a preventive censorship In the pecullnr nature
nf the crowd. Collective psychology,
or the psychology of crowds inialnly
Investigated so far by French nnd Italian Inquirers*. Is a study still In Its
Infancy. A completely satisfactory explanation ' of the peculiarities of tbe
crowd Is not yet forthcoming. But
those peculiarities are matters of common knowledge.
Briefly, a crowd Is a new entity, differing In mind and will from tbe Individuals wbo compose It, ' Its Intellectual pitch Ib lowered, Its emotional
pitch raised. It takes on something
of tbe characteristics of a hypnotized
"subject." It tends to be Irrational,
excitable, larking In self control. Many
Frenchmen under "the terror." gentle
and humane as Individuals, mnde np
crowds guilty of horrible atrocities.
Questioned afterward, they could nnt
account for their actions. Rome Inexplicable change had liken plnce In
tliein. and tbat Inexplicable something
was the peculiar Influence of tbe
A theatrical audience has the peculiar
psychology of the crowd. An offensive
play performed before It has nn entire
ly different effect from thnt which the
play would hnviflf read separately and
privately by each Individual. The
crowd Is the renl controlling factor In
the tnntler.-A. B. Wall-Icy Before
Stage "enaorahlp Commission.
"What's the mnn,.. daughter?"
"Ferdy nnd I have parted forever."
"TJm! in that case. I s'pose he won'l
he aronnd fur a couple of nlghts."-
I.oulsvllle Courier-Journal.
HERE Is Polly's heart for saJal
Hlglest Didder wlnsl
Bpeek up, u ye timid male!
'lime the flying aplna.
What's your offer for a unit
Warm end full ot cheer?
Let us neve a tnd to aiart.
Whet's the bla 1 heart
Lands? the bid Is LANDS, my friends-
Acres broad and tine,
Full of teeming dividends
In the harvest line.
Any higher Bid?  o del
you're a sleepy band!
ouiNU-tjoiNii-uolNG!   Hyl
\Heart like mis for LANUi
What? A bid of GOLD? Ahal
That's the way to- old.
Better than mere acres far
That cannot be'hid.
Yet wno'd win a heart like this
With a lump nt UOLU7
UUINU-uulNU!   Sname It I*
if It thus were soldi ,
Ah. another bid comes In! '
speak up louder.   KAMET
Here's a bidder hopes lo win
With a gilded name. -
But tor hearts sn warm and true
That's a trine tow.
OOINU-UUING!   Keally you
Should not let It go!
goinu-uoinu!  Now, see ben,    <
This la bargain day.
Win a heart so full of cheer *
With a bit ot bay?
Really-   What's that? Speak up clear.
Ah, we're getting ont
LUVE'H me highest Did 1 bear,
—John    Kendrlck   Bangs   iu   Harper's
« eekly.	
Seemed Fair.
"I'd like to know, of course," said
the new muu, with some concern,
"whether my Job la to be permanent
or not"
"Well," returned the employer, "you
can stay hereas long aa yvu please.
That's fair, Isn't ItV'
"Gertululy.  I'm much ob"—
"On the other hand, 1 reserve tiie
right to discbarge you whenever 1
please.  That's equally fair. Isn't It?"
"Ye-es; I suppose so."-_hlcugo Tribune.
He Was Better Off.
"When 1 rejected you tbe other day,"
abe began, wltb affected sweet contusion. "I did not"-
"You did not know I was wealthy,"
he Interrupted coldly,
"Not at all. I knew you were well
off. but"—
"I didn't know wben I was or 1
shouldn't bave proposed to you."
Her confusion then was not affected;
neither was It sweet—Philadelphia
Her Usual Plan.
t__fc ■*•*
Mr. Askitt—Willie, whnt Is your slater going to do ou her birthday'/
Willie (aged nine*—Take a year off,
1 gueaa.
The Reason.
Principal (to homecoming sales-
raani-llow did you come to sell that
fellow Smith, who Is on tbe verge ot
bankruptcy, so many things and at
sucb low prices?
Traveling Mau-Well, I said to myself, "Now, if be goes baukrupt. tben
we shan't lose so much inouey."—
Wiener Snloiiwltzblutt.
Professor—I'm grateful for my sense
of humor. Thnuk beaveii, 1 can always see a Joke.
Miss Flnvlllu-Oli. professor, tbe
sense of humor Is uot ability to see a
Joke, Tbe sense of buinor Is ability tu
take a Joke.-Mlniienpolls Journal.
Hot Weather Madness.
The Judge—You shot at tbe prosecuting witness three times. Wbat wus
be doing?
Prisoner-He was singing "In tbe
Good Old Summer Time."
The Judge-Ulscburged. - Cleveland
Plain Dealer.
Net Thinking of Himself.
She-Father consents to our mar-
rlnae, but he wishes ua lu wait four
years. Ob. Curio, don't look like tbatt
Yon will be still young nt tbnt time!
He--My treasure, 1 wns not thinking of uiyself.-ll Motto per Itldere,
Maiden Indy (rescued from drowning, |o her rescueri-How can 1 ever
ibauk you. noble youug man? Are
you married?
"No. Have you got a pretty daugb-
terV'-Meggendorfer Blatter,
He Rights Them.
"I am told Ibat yon writ* poetry.***
Haiti the suake editor to the proofreader.
"Yes. sir," was tbe reply. "I rntht
poetry, and I right prose too."—Mtti-
burg .Urouicle-Telegraph.
All Probable Future Events Arranged
For In Advance-
On tbe appointed evening I arrived
at tbe given time, and after an excellent dinner, at wblch all members
of botb families were present we le-
palred to tbe great drawing room,
wbere the chairs bad been arranged In
a semicircle about two small, round
tables. Presently two grave old gentlemen, the family notaries, wbo had
not been seen to smile during tbe
whole dinner, took their seats in front
of the tables, aud when we were all
assembled the elder commenced to
read a long memoir, which he announced be bad compiled wltb the belp
of bis colleague. Then, to my utter
amazement, be began to name all tbe
possessions of the future bride and
bridegroom—so many bonda and mortgages, so.mauy houses, farms, woodlands, prairies, articles ot personal
adornment, furniture aad Jewels: ths
ways lu which they mlgbt be used or
disposed eh what would happen In
case, no children were born of tbe
marriage. In case of death of one or
the other of the parties. In fact all
the misfortunes, all-the most terrible
and saddest events, had been foreseen,
and cold chills began runnlr-j dowu,
my back as I beard eacb new case
mentioned. I was Indignant. I post-.
tlvely revolted. Why were miserable
questlous of business allowed to fore- j
shadow the charming union of tbese
two young people, who bad known and
loved each other since childhood and
whose true and pure affection was Innocent of all monetary Interests? Could
not all have been spared them?
The next day 1 frankly opened my
heart te. Jeanne and her mother, explaining tbe sensations I bad experienced the previous evening and saying that In my country, wben two persons were about to marry, as long as
tbere was love on botb sides and tbe
man was able to support bh> wife all
sucb questions were usually left undiscussed.
Tbey both listened to me somewhat
astonished, and then Mme. de R—,
whose great good sense bas always
convinced me. replied smilingly:
"But. my dear, for us marriage la
not only the Joining of two young and
loving hearts. We go further and con.
slder tbe generations to come, tbe
founding of a new family—a home.
As every one knows, the first years
are ofteu tbe most difficult, and we
therefore take precautions to smooth
the paths of our children by settling
ln their presence all business matters,
once and forever, and arranging things
so that tbe new life may develop under the best ot clrcumstances."-Scrib-
ner's Magazine.
A Story Illustrating the "8«tneaa" ef
the Cornishman.
Your Cornishman can be very "set"
and stubborn. His determlnnilon ol
spirit Is more remarkable tban admirable at times, though It may be amusing- '/
Mr. Hook, the late royal academician,
was once, says Mr. W. H. Hudson ID
his book on the "Land's End," on tbe
sands at Wblteaand bay, working at a
marine picture, wben two natives came
up aud planted themselves Just behind
blm. Tbere was nothing tbe artist
httted more tban to be watched by
strangers over bis shoulders ln this
way, and pretty soon be wheeled
around on tbem and angrily asked
them bow long they were going tc
stand tbere.
His manner served to arouse tbeli
spirit, nod they replied brusquely ibat
tbey were going to stay as long us the;
thought proper.
Be insisted on kwwlng Jnst bow
long tbey were going t) stay tbere to
bis annoyance, and By and by. arret
sowe more loud and at-gry discussion,
one of tbem Incautiously declured tbey
would stand at that very spot for ao
"Do you mean that?" shouted Hook,
pulling out bis watch.
Yes, tbey returned, they would not
stir one Inch from tbat spot for an
"Very well." he saltl and pulled up
lit* easel; tben, marching off to a distance of thirty yards, he aet It up
apnln and resumed his pnlutlug.
And tbere, within thirty yards of
lit* bock, the two men stood for one
ii-Mir and n quarter, for, ns tbey did
not bave n watch, tbey were afraid ot
S**lng nway before tile flbur bad expired* Then I hey marched off.
Franklin as a 8wlmmer.
In 17211 Benjamin Franklin was
working na a printer at Watts', near
Lincoln Inn Fields, and taught two
shopmates to swim "at twice going
Into the river." Wltb tbem and some
of tbelr friends from the country be
paid n visit by water to Chelsea, and
"In uur return." he recorded, "at the
request of the company, whose curiosity Wygnte bad excited, 1 stripped
and leaped Into the river and swam
from near Chelsea to Blackfrlars, performing on tbe nay many feats of
activity, both upon and under tbe
water, thut surprised and pleased
ttoee to whom they were uoveltles."—
London Tntler.
This Man's Perseverance Wat Very III
* "Where are your razor straps?" asked the customer.. > /
"Razor strops?" said the floorwalker,
stroking his side whiskers. "Fifth
aisle lo tbe right."
The customer went to the fifth aisle
to tbe right.
"Razor strops?" be asked.
"Razor straps?" the girl behind the
counter said. "I think they must be
ln the notion department"
"Where Is Ihe notion department?"
"Next section, three aisles back." '
The customer bunted up the notion
"Ituzor strops—straps?" he said.
"You'll Hod them among tbe household goods In tbe basement" responded the girl In charge of the balrpln
He went to Ibe basement
"Where are your razor str-straps?"
he Inquired ot tbe first salesman he
met. i
"Last counter on the right."
He went to the last counter on the
"I'd like to see some of your razor
"1 think you'll And those In the notion department on the flrst floor."
"Been tbere. Tbey sent me down
"Nearest we can eome to It Is dog
collars. Suppose you try tbe razor department"
"Wbere Is that?"
"First floor."
Tbe customer hadn't thought of the
razor department He went back to
the floor above and appeared a few
momenta later at a counter presided
over by a girl with large bangs and
a lisp.
"Got any razor straps?" he demanded.
He wns becoming reckless now.
"Ituthor thtraph? No, thlr. You'll
And tot he Id the leather goodth department ou tbe Ihlckth floor."
lie took passage in the elevator for
I lie sixth floor.
"Where's yonr blamed razor straps?"
he inquired of the sixth floor walker.
"Eight aisles over—leather goods
The weary pilgrim traversed the
elgbt aisles. ■
"I wunt ro see your razor straps,"
he snid wltb some fierceness.
"We don't keep 'em," replied tbe
man behlud tbe counter. — Chicago
Tbe old gentleman wns In s fury.
"Young mnn," he stormed In angry
tones, "didn't I tell you never to darken my duorwuy again?"
'•nut-but I didn't darken It this
time." ventured the trembling youtb.
'•What do you menu?"
"Why, I clcuned my sboes flye times
before I took oue step on tbe sill. If
the doorway has been darkened any 1
didn't do it, sir."-St Louis Post-Dls-
Gentleman (looking for roomsi-DId
you sny a music teucber occupies the
next apartment? That cannot be very
Landlady (engerly)—Ob, tbnt's nothing! He bus eleven children, aod tbey
make so much uoiseyou cun't bear the
plunu.—Uurper'a Bazar.
Coming Easy,
Mrs. Gramercy-Whnt In the world
put the Idea of n divorce In yuur bead?
Mrs. Park—I've been so huppy bere
lu the country with the check my husband sends me regularly Pin sure that
living ou alimony must be the Ideal ex-
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The Divorce Mill,
Mrs. Sheekugo— No, you wouldn't
know my unsound now; lie bns cbung-
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friend-Yes: I understand he bus
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Man Who Led Celebrated Lacrosse
Team So Many Times ta Victory-
Had Net Been on the Team Since
1899—Was In the Great Game of
1892 In Ottawa When Caps Were
Defeated; .       '
Tom Moore, the famous coach snd
trainer of the celebrated Shamrock
lacrosse team, \a dead, and lovers of
lacrosse throughout the Dominion will
mourn the passing of the genial, kindly athlete whose name was a household word in lacrosse circles for many
years in this country. Moore waa one.
of the Shamrock stalwarts who started
to play with the big team back in
the 80s and through defeat or Victory
he was always one of the standbys of
the boys in green. He had been ill
ior some two mouths with typhoid fov-
er and had been- a patient in the
Western Hospital, Montreal. Complications set in .and he died a few days
Moore played ill the celebrated
match in 1892, on the M.A.A.A.
grounds, Ottawa, wben the Shamrocks
defeated the Capitals, and his last
championship match was in ISM.
Since that period he had been train-,
er-coach for 'the Shamrocks and his
indefatigable efforts undoubtedly helped them to win the numerous championship battles which they have had
marked to their credit since. Fnr
many yearB Moore waa considered one
of the best and fastest defence fielders
playing, lacrosse. He began playing
with the junior Shamrocks and helped to land the championship for them
in 1888 which placed them at the top
of the District League. He was st
once promoted to the senior" team with
a number of other men who have'
since become celebrated in the lacrosso
arena. Some four years ago he married MIbs Margaret Burns of Montreal, and at the time the Shamrocks;
made a splendid presentation to'
Moore at half time, during one ol the
big m itches at the Mile End grounds,
to show their appreciation of his services to the team during many years
of hard work. Mr. Moore was a Government clerk for 25 years in tho
Montreal postolllce, where ho had a
host ol friends.
Care Needed.
"One has to be so direful In ehoos-
l.ig n servant nowadays."
"Yes, Indeed, Yiiu never know what
Yie)'ll testify to If they're called upou
•is witnesses."
Her Housekeeping.
Growells-smlib's wife must be a
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Why do you think so? Growella— He
declnrea he's perfectly comfortable at
home every day In tbe yeur.-Cblcsgo
Tree and Sea.
"By the way, wbat is ihe tree meet
; nearly reLted to tbe sea?"
I    "The beech, of course,"
"are ynu sure?   isn't tbe bay ties
nearcr?"-l-ondon Scraps.
England's Best Shots,
Experts declare that the four finest
shots in Great Britain are the new
Lord Ripon, Lord Walsingham, Lord
Ashburton, anil Prince Victor Duloep
Singh. The Prince of Wales' shooting jb so clever that he stands quite
apart even from this category.
Lord Ashhurton lias for years held
the record In partridge driving, und
his purlins at The Grange, with a ling
ot 700 odd brace to six guns, were
such a triumph of good organization
that his Imuil keeper was summoned'
i to Sandringham to explain liis
Lord Ashburton begun to s"'":ot
| when only eleven, aDil boa hr.>! snipe
' mcmorablo experiences. Lord Hlpdn
was a child of nine when be lirst
shot, and since thut time lie hn:, I'nido
many records. Hut the bigges! records seem to have been made by I.ird
Walsiiiglinm. Among women tlin bast
shots with partridges lire Lndy Violet
Beaumont anil Mrs. Launcelot Lowther.
Grace (sentlmentallyi-1 i.-.ider If
there Is anything In a presenllment-
wby the chance of marrying a rich
nnd handsome young mun should
haunt uie so.
Helen (cynically)—Perhaps because
It Is the gbost of a cbauce.
Fruit Enough te Oo Round.
"Jimmy, did you get only tbree apples for n nickel?"
"Yes, pa, but that'll be enough If mn
don't want any an'yonon'y wnnt one."
-Clnclnuutl Commercial Tribune.
At the Asylum,
"There seems to he method In Ibat
man's madness."
"Yes. He's letting somebody else
pay for Ihe meat he eats."—Chicago
An Election Story.
Apropos of the "delusion d^p.
rooted in the minds of innumerable
voters that a mun can only h> 'put-
ting up lor Parliament' in order to
better himself one wuy or another."
and that no sacrifice has to-be mado
by the candidate, there is the speech
that was made by Sir Richard Temple, who had returned post hast., from
his duties in India, arriving alter his
own contest had begun. Sir Richard
used words lo thu following oflect:
"I have- traveled 8,000 mites and surrendered £5,000 a year lor tho privilege ol representing this great constituency"; but the proper sense ot his
generosity and public spirit wi.s entirely marred by a remark irom a
loutl voice in the crowd, 'Oh, what
a tool you must be I"—Cornhill
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excellent fishing, and next by reu'ion
of the magnificent scenery around.
The scholars ol a school in the town
wore recently aet to write an ess y on
the Wye, und this is what one wrote:
"The river Wye at Ross provides
splendid sport tor fishermen nnd
ample accommodation for visitors."—
London Daily News.
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J*b Chapter 86 ^
'1' tbe sound of steps ln tbe
Jail corrldor.aud tbe harsh
fjtjts (fating ot the key In the
•^fyi"^ lock. Harry rose hastily
VjP *'. from the Iron cot whereon
^"'c he bad been sitting and
took u step forward.
"Jessica!" be exclaimed.
She came toward him, her breath
hurried, ber cheek pale. Tom Felder's
face was at ber shoulder. "I have a
little matter to attend to ln the office,"
be said, nodding to Harry. "I shall
Walt for you there, Miss Holme."
She thanked htm wltb a grateful
look, and as lie vanished, Harry took
her hand and kissed tt He longed to
take her ln his arms.
"I hear- of It only at noon," sbe began, ber voice uncertain. "I was
afraid tbey would not let me see you,
bo I went to Mr. Felder. The*/ were
saying on the street that he had offered to defend you."
"I had not been bere an hour wben
. he name." he said.
"I know you hare no money," she
went on. "I know what you did with
the gold you found, And I bave begged him to let uie pay for any other
counsel be will name. I hare uot told
1 bim—what i you, but I bare told
blm that I am far from poor and that
nothing counts beside your .life. He
■ays you have forbidden him to do this
—forbidden him to allow any help from
anyone. Hugb.. Hugb! Wby do you
do this? The money shonld be yours,
, not mine, for It was your fatber'sl It
li yours, for I am your wlfel"   '
He kissed her band again without answering.
"Haven't I a right now to be at your
■ide?   Mayn't I tell them?"
He shook his bead. "Not yet, Jes-
•lea "
"I must obey you," sbe said, wltb a
wan smile, "yet I would share your
shame, as -proudly as your glory! You
are thinking me weak and despicable,
perhaps, because I wanted you to go
away. But women are not men, and 1
—I love you so, Hugh!"
"I think you are all that Is brave and
good," be protested. "i '
"I wautyou to believe," she went on,
"thot I knew yon had done fib murder.
If an angel from heaven had come to
declare It I would not have believed It
I only want now to understand."
"Wbat do you not understand?" be
asked gently.
She half turned toward tbe door as
■be said, ln a lower key: "After you
bad gone many things came back to
me that seemed strntige—something cu-
rlous In your manner. You had not
seemed wholly surprised when I told
you you were accused. Why did you
shut the cabin door and speak so low?
Was there any one else tbere wben 1
He drerted bis face, but be did not
answer. She was treading on near
"My horse came back > this after
noon," she continued. "He" had been
ridden hard ln tbe night and his flanks
were cut cruelly with a whip. You did
' not use him, but some one did."
She waited a moment   Still be made
■ no reply.
"I want to ask you," she said abrupt-
' ly, "do you know who killed Dr. Mo-
1 reau?"
His blood chilled at tbe question. He
looked down at her speechless.   "You
i must let me speak," she said. "You
won't answer that Then you do know
wbo really did It Oh. I huve thought
so much since last night! For some
reason yon are shielding him. Was It
tbe man wbo wus ln tbe cabln-wbo
rode my horse?   If lie Is guilty, why
: do yon belp blm off and so make your
self partly guilty? The whole town
believes you are guilty-1 see It In all
their faces. They ure sorry, many nf
tbem, for tbey don't hate you as tbey
did, but they think you did It-even
', Mr. Felder, though I bnve told blm
wbat I suspect and though be Is work.
.Ing now to defend you!"
■ "Jessica," he urged, "you must trust
me and have faltb tn me.   I knnw It Is
'hard, but I can't explain to you! I
can't tell you-yet-wby.l do as I "am
.doing," but you must believe tbat I am
! right."
"Yon Speak as If you were sorry for
me." sbe said, "aud not for yourself
Is It because you know you are not In
real danger—that you know the truth
must come out only you can't tell It
'yourself or tell me either?   Is tbat Itf
"It Ir not that, Jessica," he ssld
gravely, "yet yon must not fear for me
—for my life. Try tn believe me when
I say thnt some time you will under
stand and know tbat I did only wbat I
"Will that be soon?" sbe asked.
"I think It may be soon," be answered.
Her face lighted. The puzzle snd
dread lifted. "Oh. then." sbe eald-
"oh, then,';I shall not he afraid. I cannot share your thoughts nor your secret, and I must rebel at thut You
mustn't blame me—I wouldn't be a
woman If I did not-bnt I lore ynu
more than all the world, and I shall he-
Here that yon know best Hugh." sbe
added softly "d" yon know tbut-yoii
haven't kissed me?"
Before her upturned, pleudlug eyes
and trembling lips the iron ofbls por
pose bent to the" man In him. and bt
took ber Into bis. arms.
•       «       •'      •       »    " •       •
A frosty gloom wss over the. city of
Aniston. moon and stars hidden by a
cloudy sky, from which a light snow,
the flrst of tbe season, was sifting down.
Tbe streets were asleep. Oniyoccaslonal
belated pedestrians were to be seen ln
the chilly air; These Saw a man. bis
face muffled from tbe snowflnkes.' pass
burrjedly toward the fonntaliied square,
from whose steeple 2 o'clock wns just
striking. The wayfarer skirted thi'
square, keeping In cover of the hulld
ings as though avoiding chance observation, till he stood on the pavement
of a Gothic chapel fronting tbe open
On tbe night of Ub flight from
Smoky Mountain, Hugh had ridden
hard till dawn, abandoning the borse
to And Its way back as best It might
He bad slept through the next day. For
two days after his arrival he bad bung
about outside the town In a fever of
Impatience, for, though he had readily
ascertained that the premises were unoccupied, the flrst night he bud been
frightened away by tbe too zealous
scrutiny of a policeman, and on the
next be had been unable to force the
door. That morning be bad secured a
skeleton key, and now the; weather was
propitious for his purpose.
After a. moment's reconnolterlng be
scaled the frost fretted Iron palings
and gained the shelter of the porch.
He tried the key anxiously. T6 his relief, it fitted. Another minute and he
stood in the study, tbe door locked behind hlm, his veins beating wltb excitement
Crouching down before the safe, he
took from his pocket the paper tpon
which waB written the combination.
The match scorched" his Angers, aud
be lighted another and began to turn
to safety, laying It on the crisp, snowy
grass and tearing off ths singed and
smoking ministerial robes.'
Judge Conwell was one of tbese. In
the *flnrlng confusion he leaned Over
tbe figure.' The gleam of the ruby ring
on the finger caugbt bis eye. He bent
forward to look Into the drawn and
distorted face. '.
"Good Godf he ssld. "It's Harry
^ Chapter 27
•N communities such as
iii Smoky Mountain the law
jwJH moves with fateful ra-
/T*JB pldlty. Harry bad been
Ef • M ,'orinally arraigned the)
•_*. am 'second morning after bis
self surrender and bad pleaded not'
guilty. The grand "Jury was lnsssslon
-Indeedt had about finished Its labor*
-and there had been no reason for delay. All necessary witnesses for the
state were ojij the ground, and Felder
for his pint bad no others to summon.'
t3o that when Df. Brent one keen forenoon swung, himself off a Pullman at
the station,, returning" from his- ten
days" absence, he foiind tbe town,
thrilling with the excitement of ihe
first day of the trial. Before be left the
station be had learned of Prendefgsst's
death and accusation and. knew' that'
Tom ^Felder had come to the prisoner's
defense. Dr. Brent had taken no stock
in the young lawyer's view of Hugh
" Kou speu* oi tf you were sorry for me."
the knob. The lock bore both figures
and letters In concentric rings, and he
saw that tbe seven figures Harry bad,
written formed a word. Hugb dropped
the match wltb a smothered exclamation, for tbe word was Jessica! So
Harry really had loved ber ln tbe old
days! He swung the massive door
wide and took out the canvas bag
with the thousand dollars. With this
anil the ruby ring-It must easily be
worth us much again—he could put tbe
round world between,blmself and capture.
He closed tbe safe and with the bag
of coin In his hand groped bis way tn
the door of the chapel. It was less
dark tbere, for tbe snow waB making
a white night outside, and tbe .stained
glass cust a wan glimmer, across the
aisles. He greatly needed sleep, and
tonight In tbe open that was ont of
the question. He could gain several
hours' rest where he was and still get
away before daybreak. He drew together the altar cushions and lay down,
tbe canvas bag beside him, but be was
cold, and at length be rose and went
Into the vestry for a surplice. He
wrapped this about him and, lighting a
cigarette, lay down again. He was
very tired, and ln a few minutes be
waB sleeping heavily.
The last balf consumed cigarette
dropped from bis relaxing fingers to
the cushion, where It made a smoldering nest of fire. A tiny tongue of
flame caught the edge of a wall banging, ran up to the dry oaken ratters
and speedily Ignited tbem. In fifteen
minutes the Interior of the chapel was
a mass of flume, and Hugh woke gasping and bewildered.
Wltb u cry of alarm he sprang to his
feet, seized the bag of coin nnd ran to
the door of the study. In bis haste be
stumbled ugnlnst It. and the dead lock
snapped to. He was a prisoner now,
for he bad left tbe skeleton key lu tbe
Inside of the outer door. Clutching bis
treasure, he ran to the main entrance.
It was fast He tried tbe smaller windows. Iron bars were set across
He mnde shift to wrap the surplice
about bis mouth against the stifling
smoke and fiery vapors. The bag dropped from his hand, and tbe gold rolled
about the floor! He stooped and clutched a handful of,the coins and crammed
them Into his pocket Was be tn die,
after all, like this, caught like a rat In
a trap?
Uttering a hoarse cry, with the
strength of despair, Hugh wrenched a
pew from the floor and made of It a
ladder to reach tbe rose window.
Mounting this, be beat frantically with
his flat upon Ihe painted glass. The
crystal shivered beneath the blows,
and clinging to the Iron supports, his
beard burned to the skin, be set bis
face to tbe aperture and drew a gulping breath or the sweet cold ali;. In
his agony, with thnt fleyy ifell opening
beneath hlm, he could see tbe massed
people watching from the safety that
was so neur. <
"Look! Look!" The sudden pry
went up. and a thrill of awe ran
through the crowd. The glass Hugb
had shuttered had formed tbe face of
the penitent tblef In the window design, and his outstretched arms tilted
those of the figure. It wss as though
by some ghastly miracle the painted
features had suddenly sprung Into life,
the haggard eyes opened In appeal.
All at once there came a shout of
warning The wall opened outward,
tottered nnd fell.
Then It was that they sow the writhing figure, tangled In tbe twisted lead
bars of the wrecked rose window.
Shielding Ibelr faces from tbe unendurable heut, tbey reached and bore It
He betook himself to tbe filled courtroom. The court had opened two hours
before and half tbe jury-had been selected. His attention was given first
to the bench where tbe prisoner sat
and,second to a cbalr close to tbe railing beside Mrs, Halloran's, where'a
girl's face glimmered palely under a
light fell.    .   .
Towurd this chair tbe hundreds of
eyes In the room'that morning bad
often turned. Since tbe day Mrs, Hair
lora'n bad surprised Jessica at work:"
upon fhe rock statue she had kept her
counsel: but as the physician had conjectured, the monument had been stumbled upon and had drawn curious visitors. Thus the name on tbe grave had
become common property and the coincidence had been chattered of. That
Jessica bad chiseled tbe statue was not
doubted. She bad bought the tools ln
town, and old Faddy Wise, tbe blacksmith, had sharpened them for her.
The story Prendergast had told In the
general store, too, had not been forgotten, and the aid she bad glrcn the
fever stricken man had acquired a new
significance ln face of the knowledge
that she had more tban once been admitted to the Jail with Felder. From
the moment of the opening of the trial
Jessica had divided Interest with tbe
Circumstantially speaking, the evidence was flawless. Dr. Moreau, while
little known and less liked, bad figured
In the town as a promoter and un Inventor of "slick" stock schemes. He
had come there with Hugh Stlres from
Sacramento, where they had bud •
business partnership of short duration.
There had been bad blood between
them there, as tbe latter had once admitted. The prisoner bad pre-empted
the claim on Smoky mountain In an
abortive "boom" which Moreau had)
engineered, and orer whose proceeds
the pair, It was believed, bnd fallen
out. He had tben, to use tbe attorney's
phrase, "swapped the derll for, the
witch" and had taken up with Prendergast. who by the manner of bis taking off bad Anally justified a Jail record In nnotber state. Soon ufter tbls
break Hugh Stlres had vanished. On
the day following his last appearance
In the town the body of Moreau bad
been found on the Little Paymaster
claim shot by u cowardly bullet
through tbe back, n fact wbleb precluded the possibility that tbe deed
hnd been done In self defense. There
wns evidence that he bud died a painful and lingering death. Suspicion bud
naturally pointed to the ruiilsbed man,
and tbls suspicion bad grown until,
after some months' absence, he hud
returned, alleging tbnt he bad lost bis
memory of the past, to resume bis life
In the cabin on the mountain and bla
tne scrap or paper wbleb was the crux
ot the case. He declared be had found
Moreau dying;, that tbe latter bat)
traced with his own band tbe accusation which fastened tbe crime upon
Hugb Stlres.
In his cross examination Felder
fought gamely to lighten tbe weight of
the evidence. All rested, be said, upon
a single scrap of paper, a fragment of
handwriting In no way difficult of Imitation, and tbls In turn upon the allegation of a thief, struck down In an act
of crime, whose word In an ordinary
cose of fact would not be worth a
t?itWng. No motive had been alleged
for the killing of Moreau by the prls
oner, but Prendergast bad bad motive
enough In his accusation. It had been
opeJ knowledge tbat be bated Hugh
Stlres, and his own character made It
evident tbat be would not have scrupled to fasten a murder upon him.
But as Felder studied the twelve
grave faces in tbe jury box, who In
the last analysis were all that counted,
be shared his client's hopelessness.
Judgment and experience told him bow
futile were all theories In the face of
that Inarticulate but damning witness
thnt Prendergast had left behind him.
So ihe afternoon dragged through, a
day for the state.
Sunset came early at that -season.
Dark fell, and the electric bulbs made
their mimic day, but no one left the
room. The outcome seemed a foregone conclusion. Tbe jurymen no
longer gazed at the prisoner, nnd when
they looked at one another It was with
grim understanding. As the last witness for the state stepped down and
the prosecutor rested tbe judge glanced
at the clock.
"There 4s a bare half bour," he said
tentatively. "Perhaps the defense
would prefer not to open testimony till
Felder hud risen. He saw his opportunity—to bring out sharply a contrasting point tin the prisoner's favor, the
one circumstance, considered apart
policing toward Innocence rather than
guilt: tc leave this for the jury to take
with them, to offset by Its effect tho
weight of the •vldence that had been
"I win" proceed, If your honor
pleases," he said and acrid a rustle ot
surprise and Interest calle. Jessica to
the stand.
As sbe went forward to the .rltJi*ss
chair she piit back the shielding veil,
•ml her face, pale as bramble bloom
■iidcr her red bronzed hair, made an
upper.lug picture.  A cluster of white
At she postal Harry she bent and laid
'   lint In his hand.
partnership wltb tbe tblef Prendergast
The .two hud  Anally quarreled, and
Prendergast hud moved to town.
Subsequent to this tbe latter had
been beard to make dark Insinuations,
unnoted at tbe time, but since grown
significant hinting ut criminal knowledge of the prisoner. The close of this
chapter lind been Prendergast's dismal
end In tbe iriilch when he hud nroriu-vrl
"That man's mime," he blazed, 'Is no!
Hugh Stlres."
carnations was pinned to her coat and
os Bhe pnssed Hurry she berit nnd laid
one In his bnnd. The slight net. not
lost upon the spectators, called forth a
sibilant flutter of sympathy, for tt
wore no touch of designed effect Ita
impulse was ns pure and unmistakable
as Its meaning.
Harry hud started uncontrollably as
she rose, for be bad bad no Inkling of
the lawyer's Intention, and a Aush
darkened his check at tbe cool touch of
the flower. But this faded to a settled
pallor as under Felder's grate questioning sbe told lu n voice iis clear as
a child's, yet with n Woman's emotion
struggling through it, the stnry of her
disregarded warning While she spoke
pain and shame traveled tbrough his
every vein, for, though technically she
blip* not brought herself Into tbe perplexing purview of tbe low, she was
inylng bare the secret of her own heart
which now he would huve covered at
any cost.
"Thut Is all, your honor." said Felder
when Jessica hnd finished ber story.
"Do you wish to cross examine?"
nsked the Judge perfunctorily.
The prosecutor looked ut her an Instant He saw the falntuess In her
eyes, tbe twitching of the gloved hand
on the rail "By ho menns," he sold
courteously and tnrjed to bis papers.
At Ihe same moment as Jessica step-
ped Into the open aisle the Ironic
chance treated the spellbound undl-
emt* to u novel ■ seusutton. ICvery
electric light suddenly went out nnd
darkness swooped upon tbe town und
the courtroom. ■ llubluib urose—people
stood up "hi tbelr places.
The Judge's gnvel pounded viciously,
and his stentorian voice bellowed for
"Keep your seats, everybody!" he
commanded "Mr. Clerk, get some candles   This court Is not yet adjourned."
As the pull or durkuess fell upon tbe
courtroom It brought to Jessica a sense
of premonition us though the Incident
prefigured the gloomy cud. Sbe turned
sick and stumbled down the aisle, feeling that she must reach the outer air.
Ill tbe room Jessica bud left the tur.
moll wus simmering down. Here nnd
there u mutch wus struck und showed
a Hide ot brightness. The glimmer of
one of them lit the countenance of a
mun who hud brushed her sleeve us he
entered.   It was Hallelujah Jones.
"Walt, wait!" he cried. "1 hove evidence to give!" He pointed excitedly
towurd Hurry "This mun Is not whut
ynu theili   He Is hut"—
The Judge's guvel thuni|ied upon the
wood "How dure you," he vociferated,
■■break In upon the deliberations of this
court? I fine you gill for contempt."
Felder bud leaped to his feet   Whnt
| could   this  mun   know?    He  look  a
bill   ttom  his  pocket  and clapped  It
dowu un the clerk's desk.
I    "I beg to purge him of contempt" be
j sold, "und colt hlm us a witness."
Ilulleliijnh Jones snatched the Bible
_&■_ V»   ■
from tbe clerk's hands and kissed It
Knowledge was burning bis tongue
The Jury were leaning forward ln their
seafs.: •■
"Have you ever seen the prisoner before?" asked Felder.
"When he was a minister of the gospel."
. Felder stared. The judge frowned.
Hie jury looked nt one another, and a
•laugh ran round tbe hushed Horn      f
The tfnerrlment kindled the evangelist's distempered passion. Sudden anger flamed In hlm. He leaned forward
arid snook his hand vehemently at ths
table wbere Harry sat his face as colorless as the flower be wore.    .
"Tbat. man's name." be blazed. Is,
not Hugh Stlres. It Is a cloak he baa
chosen to cover bis shame.  He Is ths
Rev. Henry Sanderson of Aniston.*'
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Harry's pulses had leaped wltb excitement wben the street preacher's
first exclamation startled the courtroom; now they were beating as though
they must bunt Through tbe sUr
about him he heard the crisp voice of
the district attorney:
"I ask your honor's permission' before
this extraordinary witness Is examined
furtber," he said caustically, "to read
an item printed bere whlcb has a bear
Ing'upon the testimony.1'. He held ln
his hand a newspaper which earlier In
the afternoon, wltb cynical disregard
of Felder's tactics, he had been casual,
ly perusing.
"Bead. It, sir."
Holding tbe newspaper to a candle,
tbe lawyer read ln an even voice, prefacing his reading with the journal's
name end date: ■
This city, .which was aroused tn the
night by tlio burning of St James' chapel,
will be greatly shocked to learn that its
rector, the Rev. Henry Sanderson, Who
has been for some- months on a prolonged
vacation,, was .In tho building at the time
arid now lies at the city hospital, suffering from injuries'from Which It Is rumored th<jre is grave doubt of his recovery.- .   .
In tbe titter tbat rippled the courtroom Harry filt his heart bound ond
swell. Under the succinct statement
he clearly discerned the fact Ha saw
the pitfall Into wblch Hugh bad fallen
-the trap lute which be himself had
sent him on .6 it fatal errand wltb the
ruby ring on hia finger.   "Grave t
of his recovery!" A surge of , >f
swept over him to his finger tips. He
would be free to go buck—to be himself again, to be Jessica's—If Hugh
died. The reading voice drummed In
his earn:
The facts havo not as yet beer, ascer
tablet*, but It. seems clear that the popular young minister returned to town un*
expectedly lost night and wurf asleep fa
his study when the Are started. His
presence ln the building wii_ unguesBed
until too late, arid it was by little shon
of a miracle that he was brought ou
As we go to pre&i we Icnrn that Mr.
Sanderson's condition Is much ri.ors hopeful than was at fli-Bt reported.
. (To be Continued.)
John Jones he waa a faithful clerk,
Aa any now alive;
Tou'd alwaya find him at his work
From eight o'clock till Ave.
Without u slnglo minute's loss
He worked the ledloua days
Till once he said, "I'll strike ths ooss
For Just a Utile raise."
"Why, Jones," replied the leader then,
"How enn you be so base?
Why, 1 could get i hundred men
Today to take your place."
So Jones apologised and turned
Bnck lo his dally books
Until Ins nature fairly yearned
Por fletdb and trees and brooks.
"I need a rear." requested Jones.
"Please, sir, mny I be spared?"
Whereat the boss in honey tones
Accordingly declared:
"Why. John.' old chap. I'd like to let
ynu off for hair a year.
But how would tnls old business sot
Along without you here?"
-New York Mall.
That, Dog.
ger Reluctance to Talk of Husbsnd's
Discovery Explainsd.
To transpose tbe poet, "wives of
great- uieu" all-most all—remind us
thai tbey have helped to make possible ln one direction or anotber the
achievements of their husbands. Mrs.
Cook, the modest and very retiring
wife of one of the discoverers of tbe
north pole, Is no exception to tbls rule.
A friend of tbe Cook family, speaking
of Ibe reluctance of the explorer,
wlte to discuss her husband's exploits,
juiys: **l think that Mrs. Cook Is merely overcome *fcy the magnitude of the
news that came as unexpectedly to her
■a to the rest of the world.' There la
no reason why she shonld be unwlll-
,ing in discuss ber busband and bt*
achievements, and sbe Is well qualified In do so.
"Mrs. Cook was of gnat assistance
to her husband In bla work. She
he||ied him lu his literary labors, and 1
have seen her surrounded with books
nf reference, doing mucb of tbe laborious research necessary for articles
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The llobo-Mlsier. I found the doru '
your wife Is advertlsln' a reward uv 1
to ter.
Mr. Grnut-You did. eh?
The Hobo-Yes, an' If yon don't
gimme $10 I'll tnke It back to ber.
Seel  .
In Olden Days.
When Hendrlk Hudson landed on
the bench of Manhattan Island be gave
one of the Indians an uppcrcut for
stealing his snuffbox.
"Ah. captain, tbat would make n
flne picture." laughed one of his gallant .crew.
"Methlnks so." agreed the great roy.
ager. "I suppose tbe future artists
will call thai picture 'Hendrlk Hudson
Landing on Indian Territory.'"
And the great nud conscientious ex-
plnrer traded a combination whisk
broom and toothbrush to the Innocent
nil men for u thousand acres of land.
—Chicago News.
sn.'h as her husband has written. Although lira Cook's absence ami' th*
depletion nf the family Ununces resulting fnun hla expedition bave been
burd for Mrs. Cook and her daughters,
I have never heard ber complain. She
has always been confident of ber bus-
hum!'-* success und re»d> 10 make sue
rlttces In help i>!bi.
"At prese-.c I believe tbat abe want*
time In r.djust herself to new conditions ii'.d fully realize tue.slgnltleanre
of he. position before she talks for
I'n the other hand. Mrs, Peary, wife
of the rival Under of the pnie, has
i.lajed tuo prominent a part In tha
career nf ber husband, with which the
world la familiar, tn need mention
nt ilils day. Mrs. Peury has gone Into
tbe frozen regions with tbe anile expeditions conducted by her husband
as far ns It wus safe for a woman ti>
live. And her daughter, now u Ctrl
nf sixteen, was horn in ihe arctic country nnd Is called, much in, her present
disgust. "Ihe show baby."
Mrs. Peary met her husband at
North Sydney, where she hnd secured
mums nt the hold wlih a view of the
hay, so she could see the Itoosevelf,
Coiiiiiuinder Peary's ship, when II first
pill hi nn appearance.
Mrs. Cook's comment wns brief nnd
singularly like the expression nf Mrs.
Peary on Hie news of Dr. Cook's
achievement.    Sbe said:
"If Commander Peury has discovered' Hie pole, as I mil sure my husband bus, I heartily congratulate blm."
The whisper nf a beautiful woman
can be heurd farther than the loudest
call nf duty.
It Is woman's wny. They always
love color belter than form, rlieiorlc
belter than Iniric, priestcraft better
than philosophy nnd flourishes belter
I ban llj-urcs.
Nn lull- makes fools; women mnke
Women nre apt lo see chiefly the de- ,
feels of a mail of talent and the merits of ii fool.
Woman Is more constant In hatred
Hum In lore.
Woman Is an Idol that mnu worships
before lie throws It down.
A beautiful woman Is tbe paradise
of the eyes, the hell nf the soul und
the purcalory of the purse.
The highest murk uf esteem a womnn cau glye a man Is to ask his
friendship, und the most signal proof
of her Indifference Is to offer hlm hers.
A woman Is seldom (c'ldorcr to a
niilll thnn Immediately after she bas
di Ived him.
Friendships of women are Ihe cushions wherein they slick their plus.—
"Wiimun nnd the Wits."
Rustis Now Has Woman Lawyer.
Iir. Kntliiii'imi Fleischer ims just
been admitted lo (he bar In Itiisslu uud
will piucilce ber profession In St. Petersburg. She Ib tbe flrst woinaii lawyer In the czar's dominions, anil she
passed the llnnl csulllluutliilis with high
honors. Sbe met with mm h opposition when she first announced her Intention of studying law. I're|tidlee
wus strong even from lullueiiiiui members ilf her sex. She pMslsicd In her
ambition against all obstacles, however, snd clinic out triumphant. II Is her
hope In light tbe legal Im tiles nt women, and she seeks them especially si
clients. Iir. Fleischer Is au iit'dew suffragette nnd predicts she will lire to
ew women sitting In the doiima. THE   REPORTER,   NEW   MICHEL,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA.
A Lesson In Matchmaking That
Brought Double Results.
tCopyright, 1909, by Associated Literary
Miss Drusllla looked shrewdly across
the reading table at Colonel vfeyman.
Be gave no outward indication of having foolishly lost his passage, and the.
ominous cluttering of scissors on the'
bare mahogany opposite caused him to
glance up with an ostentatious display
of surprise.
Miss Drusllla proceeded to divest
herself of needle, thimble and yarn before framing her opening words wltb
cool deliberation, "it appears to me,
John, thai the time for clinching matters between these young people Is
Just about ripe."
Colonel Weyman received this announcement with a beaming fnce. "Exactly. Drusllla. I was thinking about
putting a hug In the young scamp's
ear no Inter than this very morning
You do the same In regard to Penelope. We'll Jpst drop them a hint or
two concerning our wishes In tbe mutter: give them lo understand that their
union Is n thing tbut wus planned In
their cradles; point out tbe rurlous advantages that will accrne"-
tllss Drusllla broke In with a disdainful sniff and a quick toss of per
•llverlng curls. "Good gracious, John
Weyman! Do you want to ruin every-
■thing?   Listen to me.   There's but oue
course to pursue if we expect to succeed In our pet scheme."
"Well?" The colonel glanced up be-
wllderlngly and with a sort of meek
deference Into the uuluiuted face of
bis companion.
Miss Drusllla lifted her dainty,
porcelain-like fingers and marked off
ber sentences upou them ln a Clear,
fluty voice. "Just this, you stupid
man: Tbey must be warned- against
each other. Every obstacle we can
think of must be placed ln tbelr way.
•Sentiment must be tabooed. Cool
down all their adrances with cold water and plenty of It There's nothing
like it at tbls stage, mark my word.
And failure after all these years,
would be a horrible disappointment to
us both, John."
The colonel listened to his old
friend's admonitions with unconcealed
admiration: What u diplomat was
Hiss -Drusllla! What an excellent life
partner she would bare made for a
man! He beared an involuntary sigh
of regret for bis squandered youth and
reached across the table to press tbe
porcelain fingers. Tbere was a tacit
■mile, a band pressure, and the colonel
took his departure.
Half an hour later a fresh, sparkling
/ace was framed in the doorway, aud
a musical rolce addressed Miss Dru-
alllu In tremulous accents. "May 1
"borne in. nunty, dear?" The question
waa finished upon a hassock at Miss
Drusllla's little slippered feet.
"Where lu tbe world have you been,
Penelope?" she questioned very sternly, with a deprecatory glance at the
young girl's vivid cheeks and tbe
tumbled straw gold balr above tbem.
"Where haven't I been, rather? Ob,
aunty. It wus Just the dearest Jolllest
time In tbe world! We, Jack and I,
rode—yes, actually rode—up tbat steep
crag to Lovers' leap!" '
"Lovers' leap!" echoed Miss Dm-
■ilia, with, very grave brow's. "And
yon not yet eighteen. Penelope!"
Penelope's blue eyes flashed a swift
challenge trt, Miss Drusllla.
"And you went alone wltb young Mr.
Weyman to tbe very top of a mountain, my child?" She paused In ber
stitching nnd looked seriously Into the
youug fnce at her knee. "It was most
Indiscreet. Don't think of repenting It
And, by the way. Penelope, don't you
think yon are rather too familiar with
this young num. calling him by his
given nuiue on a fortnight's acquaintance and scampering through the
woods with him on all occasions?
Whnt do yon know of'—
"Know! Why. why. I know thnt he's
Jnst splendld-that be-that I—thnt we
—ph. nunty, yon can never guess what
a dear be Is-that's.all!"
Miss DrusMtu's lips settled perceptl-
Ibly. "Very well, my little one; he may
tie nil itint ynn sny-and think. Na'"-
'mill   1 urn lu uo position to Judtfj.
However, I prefer to hare my niece a
little more circumspect uud dlguihed.
It Is not alwaya well to allow oneself
too much Intimacy, with uuy-stranger.
Iteuicuiber, girls of your station ure expected to submit with all grace aud du. j
tlfuluess to the arrangements which j
bnve been  made for them  by their •
guardians— matrimonial    particularly. {
Let there be no foolishness, Penelope," I
But, fatber, am I not twenty-one j
yeurs of age?" %
"Twenty-two, to be more exact,
youug fellow. But remember nlso that
I am forty-four und you are still lu college. Penelope Is a mere buby. She
ougbt to* be lu school herself III short
frocks. Itecollect that you hure it reputation to make In your profession; thai
you cannot afford to throw away your
opportunities in any such absurd fash-
Ion, so don't fritter away your time
orer sentimental nonsense."
Young Weyman was silent a moment
trying to down tbe vehement words
that struggled to his lips. His face
was flushed, and his eyes belled the
calmness of the tone In which he replied:'
"1 have always respected your opinion, father. In everything, hut In this
case I fear tbat I cannot abide hy it
There Is oue thing which Is every
man's privllege-tbe choice of his wife;
Consequently 1 mean to offer myself
to Penelope this very evening."
"And If Bhe refuses-lf she la already
betrothed to some one else?"
"Impossible! Thnt bribe colonel smiled broadly.*- Bnt his
hend was turned away. When he looked hack again bis face was decidedly
stern. "It Isn't alwaysssafe lo lie too
sure of anything, my'boy.-especially
nnything of the feminine gender. Give
her. half a obancf-suy ii couple of
yeurs-to change her mind In, and I'm
certain yon'll not regret It."
Jack bridled. "Obviously we need
not discuss the question further, sir.
Good morning." With an angry Jerk
of his bend he stnlked out of the room,
nnd a second later Colonel Weyman
was edified by bearing the front gate
Slam to with considerable force. He
laughed heartily for'n minute or two;
then his face relapsed Into sudden seriousness. "Upon my word." he mused,
"a fellow ought to be proud to call a
woman like Drusllla hla wife. By
.love. I'll write-a dote and ask her to
walk with me tn Lovers' leap this
afternoon. I've been a blind mnn for
twenty yenrs. but I'm blamed If 1 don't
believe I see light!"
a       •       a       a       a       •       •
Dearest Penelope^Tou must marry me
Immediately, and we can take the i
o'clock train for ffew York. It Is only
rushing things about twelve months, but
certain events have occurred which make
It essential for us to take this step at
once. If you love me enough- and think
you can trust me to this extent write
back by messenger and don't tall to say
"Tea."   Devotedly. JACK.
Dear, Dear Jack-It shall be lust as you
say. 1 will marry you whenever ' and
wherever you wish. 1 hare been worried
to death all day. Aunt Drusllla has been
hinting about some sort of matrimonial
arrangement for me and saying lust
dreadful things all around. Of course I
iove you. Jack, and am willing to trust
you to the ends of all creation. Your
. At breakfast the following morning
Miss Drusllla opened a flabby yellow
envelope nnd read:
We were married last night at my cousin's. A message ot forgiveness and your
blessing will reach us at the Oueats. New
York city. J. W.
A similar dispatch found Colonel
weyman orer bis coffee and chops.
He chuckled as he thrust tbe envelope
Into his pocket, and his thoughts harked back to Lovers' leap.
That afternoon another telegran
flashed over the wires between Plain-
field and New York city:
You sre lorglven since people must be
fools. 1 know two more who are soon to
turn one.  Accept our blessing.
What the Lovely Maiden Feared tha
•g"    ' Most. '
"""Stllllngla," laid the young man, bis
voice tremulous with suppressed emotion, "are you going to put me on tbe
laizziz'r  Is this jv_ere I get off?"
Unshed'tears were ln the lovely maiden's eyes. If she bad shed Ihem I bey
would'tint bare been iu her eyes. But j
let thai puss.
**I have not said so, Geoffrey." reluc:
lantly she answered, "lu so inuuy
words.   But"-
"l.lsten. Stllllngla," he burst forth
Impeluoiisly. "Is tbere any other guy
Unit's got the inside truck 1 Am I
playing second fiddle to some snnozcr
with plastered hnlr, an Ingrowing chin
and a pull nt the bank?   If so"—
"No. Geoffrey, but"—
"Then why the Shndrach, Meshnch
andsAbeduego are you stalling me pin
1 may not be a pampered child of
fashion, but I'm on the dead lev. I've
never been caught with the goods.
Olrlle. ever since I was a kid yoifve
been'my one best bet nud yon know'It.
I'm Old Faithful from Kleeiigmivllle.
Pre trailed along In yonr wake, like''a
night police reiairter on the trdckiif a
Ioreiy holdup or a bug collector after
a gorgeous butterfly. 'All iny life Pre
been building bungalows In the all*
for yon to more Into some day. I'd1
rather look afymir tintype thnn to eui
four square meals. You are the niftiest, peaehiest dream that erer"— '    •
"Geoffrey." Interrupted the beautiful
girl, standing erect before hlm, pale,
but calm and resolute, "I know you
love me, nnd I am touched as never'
before by your devotion, but something
seems to tell me thut we are not truly
Here her voice faltered.
"Geoffrey." she snid. recovering herself, "we must not make a mistake
that will wreck our whole lives! 1
must nsk you one question.*
"Which side do you tnke In the north
pole controversy {"-Chicago Tribune.
Ths Noble Pike.
In size, In courage and In strength
the pike rivals. In historic claim to nobility It exceeds, eren ibe. royal salmon
Itself. King Edward I., who fixed tbe
price of flsb then brought to market,
rated tbe pike above the salmon and
more than len times higher than that
of the best cod or turbot. lo the reign
of Henry VIII. a large one waa sold
for double the price of a bouse lamb
In February and a small pickerel for
more than n fat capon. Its greater
reputation Is probably to be explained
by the old custom In the great houses
and abbeys of England of baring their
prirule stew ponds, so thot fresh water fish were the luxury of the rich,
while tbe salmon could be caught In
tbe sea aud so nerer attained the rank
nnd dignity of fashionable food. To-
duy lib* artificial value Is gone, and the
salmon hns taken tbe place upon the
tables of the rich as much for the
beauty of Its pink flesh as for the
superior flavor of the meat-London
Globe.       '
A Brsvs Answer.
There was sharp fighting between
the English nnd French In the Wind-,
ward Islands In 1778 when General
Meadows conquered S'. Lneln nnt. how.
erer. without himself being severely
wonnded nf the very beginning of tb?
engagement. The general, though
wounded, would not leave the Held for
a moment, and when the action. *iras
orer he rlslled erery wounded, officer
nnd man before he would receive the
surgeon's attention himself. His heart
was greatly cheered hy an answer
given lo him by o young subaltern.
Lieutenant Gomm nf the Forty-sixth,
regiment, who In the heat of action
wus wounded In Ihe eye.
"I hope yon hare not Inst your /sye,
lieutenant," said the general.
"I believe I hove sir."' replied Gnmiri,
"but wltb the other I sha.l see ynn
victorious this day."
The brave ynnns fellow had bl«
wish.-London Scraps.
Pleased Hia Majesty, i
The dark monarch fnun sunny Africa,
was being shown over an engineering,
place In Salford by the manager, whrt,
In explaining the working of certain,
machinery, unfortunately got his coiif-
talls caught In It and in a moment was
being whirled round at so many revolutions per minute. Luckily for the
manager, his garments were unequal
to the strain of more than a few revolutions, nnd he was hurled, disheveled
and dazed, nt the feet of the visitor.
That exalted personage roared with
laughter and said something to his Interpreter.
"Soh." said that functionary to the
manager, "his majesty sny he am berry
pleased, with de trick an' will yon
please do It again."—Sketchy Bits,
-. No Free Admittance.
An aeronaut, leaning orer the edge
of his car ns his balloon was slowly
passing orer n football field, overbalanced himself and fell plump among,
the players. When he recovered enn-
sclonsness he found several of the
club officials bending over him anxiously.
"Ah," said the treasurer In a tone of
relief. "I'll trouble you fnr your sixpence now, old fellow."-Tlt-Blts.
What Ha Got .
A good many years ago. In the state
of Iowa, there was a small boy hoeing
potatoes In a farm lot by the roadside.
A mati came along in a flne buggy and
driving a One bqjse. He looked over
the fence, stopped and said. "Bub,
what do you get for hoeing those potatoes?"
"Xoihln' ef I do," said the boy. "nnd
hell ef I don't."-Saturday Evening
Excusable Resentment.
"It's really provoking." said the fond
mother, "baby always cries when we
hure company."
"Well.'.' answered Mr. Oroncher, "you
can't Illume children for disliking company. If it weren't for visitors they
wouldn't have to recite or play pieces
on the pliiii(i."-Wasliinglon Star.
Insuring Respect.
"Do ynu think a diamond engagement ring really makes n girl more
thought of by her chums?"
''Well. It certaluly Is a good thing to
have on bund."
Romance In Real Life.
"Wss your first meeting wltb your
wife romantic?"
"Extremely so. It occurred st a
picnic. I was enllng a rery ripe, tomato, and some of It squirted into ber
eye."-Kansns City Journal.
A Clergyman's Experience on a British
Columbia Trip,
In 181*0 the Her. John Sheepshanks,
later ou the bishop of Norwich. Was
traveling through British Columbia.'
His book. "A Bishop In tbe Rough,"
relates his experlencee on the Douglas
trull, where the greatest discomfort
was caused by the swarms of ferocious
mosquitoes. He met wltb Indians covered wltb paint, carrying branches of
trees tn their hands,, which they were
sweeping around them as they walked.
They were- evacuating tbelr country,
being temporarily driven out by these
pesis. if by chance a traveler arrived
at a clearing or an open space when
there'appeared io be an Immunity
train them, ere long tbey would appear.
"Quite enrly In the morning after
meeting those Indians 1 Issued from
my tent and found an open Space on
the river's side where I could get my
bath. But no sotuier had I;, emerge)}"
from the water than I found swarms,
of mqifqultnes assailing me. and. do
what | would, slaughter tbem py dozens.! suffered severely.        7.    7
"It was on that same day,.dining at
a wayside house, that. I. took pnrt In a
scene.whlch 1 cahSeverfjirirei. There
were'twenty-flre men going up tfl the
mines. Food was on the table.. There
was a ceaseless hum In the apartment,
for It was literally brown ^'Ih ahou?
sands of mosquitoes. '     .
"It wns.sweUerlngly hot yet eyeyy
man had made-himself as Impervious
as he could. E«ch man were, bis cent
buttoned up, strings were fastened'
round his cuffs, and. trousers nlso If he
had not on 1,6^ bct-iits. They hi*d(gnunt.
lets oh their hands, their hats were op.
nnd veils hanging<V>.wn covered fnce
nud neclt A ipan woilldsflcaj.bli'fOr^
Into a piece of meat and pop In under
tbe veil as quickly tjs possible. When
drinking tbelr cnffetf.ithe men would
hold lUe cup underneath the relt. first
clearing out theTlmdles of the mosqnl.
toes which pnssjlijy, had been feedlnfe
npon the hairy ihlhe'r"close at hand- .
"Not. o word was uttered: during that;
brief ijienl. for we were henten. down
nnd cowed hy. the Insects. The first:
words spoken were by a miner In pitching nway, his, chair from the table, 'Ob,
this Godforsaken country!"*, '""
A man and woman ride
WUiiin a street car cooped.
But tr ehe be nol fair, _    .
With age ot tolling stooped.
We notice ln the car
That thus they will be grouped:
' ■ '   ■ >(• .'      '
A married pair go out.
And in ah auto race
He has no eye tor aught
Bave tearing holes through space,
Ami therefore we observe
'Tls thus each takes a place:
Him,   '/
A youth and maiden ride
Upon a winter day.
Their sleigh skims lightly on,
And all with frost Is gay.
Ami we observe they sit
in just about this way:
—New York Timet
An Old Story.
Tho Dinner to Which .Wills, ths Artist,
Invited a Friend.
Mr. Wills, the artist, was renowned
for bis ubsentinindeduess, and the' following story, suys Henrietta Cockrun
ln her book, "'Celebrities aud I," Wus
told of hlm by a friend! "Wills invited
me to dinner one afternoon when 1
met blm In the Struud. I accepted,
reminding hlm thnt as he was absent-
minded he bad better make a note of
the evening. As be bad no paper ln
his pocket, be wrote tbe date ou hia
shirt'cuff. i      '
"When the appointed evening arrived I went to bis studio. The door was
opened by Wills, and I could see that
be bad forgotten all about tbe appointment      ■*:•
" 'Ab. old fellow,' be exclaimed.- 'do
not be 4oo hard on me. The cuff went
to tbe wub and the. date with It. But
there Is a fowl In the pot boiling bere/
continued Mr. Wills. "Jpst come In
and wait a few minutes.'
"I bad my misgivings, bat walked
Inside and sat upon tha only, chair not
crowded wltb paint brushes and palettes. '
'.'After Waiting for about twenty
minutes; feeling deucedly hungry, 1
groaned. This bad Its effect.
•"He exclaimed in a dreamy voice,
'The fowl must be boiled by this time,'
and, coming forward, he lifted the lid
of the pot and peered Inside. 'It Is
very odd,' be remarked, 'but 1 cannot
see the fowl. Extraordinary! No oue
has been bere, so the bird cannot have
been stolen.'
"Well, tbe long and short of It ta
tbat a week or two later I called again
at the studio, noticed a peculiar odor
and discovered the fowl wrapped up In
a piece of paper.
" 'Ab!' said Wills. 'Now I know how
It all happened. Wbeu the fowl was
brought iu there came a smart visitor—
Lady G.-about sitting for her portrait. 1 mnst hsve.thrown the fowl
beblnd a canvas and forgotten about
It- __^     ;
Kissing the Book.
In England and all the English
speaking countries the kissing of the
book before the oath comes from the
practice of touching a "balldatue," or
sacred object, as t he old Itoimin touched
the altar or Harold the casket of relics.
The form "So help me God" Is Inherited from ancient Teutonic-Scandinavian law. nnder wblch the old
northmen, touching the blood daubed
ring on tbe altar, swore. "So help me
Prey and. .Nlordh and 'the Almighty
God'ythat Is. Tbor. The first and last
ot these an the two old' English gods,
whose names we keep np ln Friday
and Thursday.
'•Chesty says that his boy- Is wonder
t'Ves. hill Chesty ought to know better tban to build any experience on
that. I. can remember, when Uhesty's
father said tbe same thing about him."
' '.>.,. . ■" ''"	
Such a Mean Trick.
"Come lioiiie with me to d|nner to-
iilghi; linrinley."
'•Delighted." ,
"I want ynu to bear my youngest
daughter play the piano."'
"Hy .love, I'm awfully sorry, old
chap, but I bave for utten a most Important engagement. Some other night,
"Sorry about the engagement, Gortn-
ley. The fact is, 1 have neither a
youngest daughter nor a piano."—
Cleveland I'luln Dealer.
Larry Was Prepared.
"Well. Lurry." said the genial manufacturer. "1 hear that ynu are much In-1
terested In aerial sports these days."
"Ves. sor." responded the coachman
with the tilg volume under bis arm:
"that Is why I bought this book."
"Ah! Vim wunt to learn how to go np
In an airship':"
"Xn; I want to learn how to come
down. That Is wby 1 bought The Descent of Mnn,' sor."-Detrolt Free
Besting Mrs. Lot.
"It wns not so very wonderful tbat
when Lot's wife lookedTwek she turned Into n pillar of salt."
•'."fot a rery wonderful thing to nave
happened In the age of- miracles, perhaps, but nothing So wondertur happens lu these prosaic days."
"Oh, I don't know. We were going
out Main street last evening aiid when
my chauffeur looked back be turned
luto a telegraph pole."-Houston Post.
The Henpecked Husbsnd.
Children twho bnve lieen left In his
chargel-Fsther.   we are- going back
Into the park for s Utile.    May vo-i
come wltb usV-Mnggcuduifcr Uluiier.
Why. Woman's Minds Are Cleaner. -
"Of. course women should vote," he
said. "Women deserve Ihe suffrage
as, mnch as men—more, because'their
minds, are purer and «*leaner."
•'Oleanerr cried the sweet young,
thing tgi Had-taken In lo dinner. '""Of
course they are. ever nnd ever so mnch'
cleaner!   Bin how do you know that?"
"Because Ihey change Ih'em so much,
oftener,"" said he sdJemnly.-Excbtibge,
A Crazy Clock.
Visiting an old mate. Who had the
misfortune to be confined In a Yorkshire asylum, a collier noticed that the
large clock lu the reception ball was
leu minutes slow.
'That clock Is not right," be exclaimed.
"Xo. Ind!" was the lunatic's reply.
"That's why It's here."—London Dally
The Village Romancer.
"Has that feller ltnkley returned
home yet':"
"Xope. He's been gone two years
now, and nobody knows a blessed tblng
ulHiut hlm."
••Welt, derned If I shouldn't think
you'd lie afraid he'd come home some
day an' claim be found tbe south pole."
-Cleveland I'laln Dealer.
Bravery Its Own Reward.
The I.ndy ftn hern who had risked
bis life to save ber little dog from a
watery grave, and looks: for some reward!-Poor fellow, how wet and cold
yon are! Von must be soaked through
tn the skin. Here! I'll give yon some
ipilnlne pills. Take a couple now and
two more In an hour's tline.-Tbrone
uud Countay. ,
In Doubt.
Mrs. Men<"nw (at Paris hpteli..
There's a fly In Mils snnp!
Mr, Meadow (who has traveled a lit-
tlei-Hnsh.  Miranda: don't speak so
loud!   No use exposln' nor Ignorance.
I This hill of fare Is nil In French, and
mehhy we ordered fly scnp.-I^ndon
, Tit ItllS, '
No Worry.
"We have a strike In our factory
every dny, off and oni"
"Why, I tnought you had no labor,
troubles lhere at all?"
"Xu mi-re we have."
"Kut how, their, can all this striking
be going on':"
•'Tiie clocks do lt."-Baltlmore Amer-
leau.'   ' ' ■■'■■
.   . ■, '
Lack of Judgment,
"Bllggltis Is a most kind and considerate- man." > ^
"Ves. but he hns an unfortunate way
of showing It. He Is the sort of lierson
who will ring your doorbell at u a. in.
tn ask you whether the crowing nf bis
rooster disturbs you."-\Vasblugton
A Difference.
"Is she Jolly J"
"No,  but aba does." - Llpplncott'a
Muguxiue. y
"Truth!* Publishes Chsrges Against:
Peruvian Amazon Rubber Co. Witli■
Headquarters- In'England. — Tells*
tales of Ghastly Cruelty, to Indians-
In South America—Native Children'
Buried Alive Head Downward.
London. "Truth'' il publishing a.
narrative of the horrible atrocities'
which are said to have been practiced'
on the defenceless Indians in tne*
.utumuyo rubber country in Peru.
This rubber collecting business is*
carried on by the Peruvian Amaxoii.
Co., of Salisbury House, London Wall,.
registered at Somerset House. Ihe*
secretary oi the company, Mr. A, W
Smith/has written Ss follows in,regard to the terrible allegations made-
against their employes:
"The directors have no reason to bs-
lieve that the atrocities referred tp-
have in fact taken place, and, indeed,,
have grounds for considering that.
they have bacn purposely unstated lot
iudireet object. "Whatever tho faeu,.
however, may be, the board oi this-
company are under no f esponsibilu/
for them,, as they were not in office nt.
the time of the alleged occurrences.''
Then follows a series of, forms L
statements made by people who declare they, huve seen the inhumanities pructiced on the natives. Extracts are given below, though it.
ihould be borne in mind in view of-
the terrible nature ol the allegation*
that this eviuwee may yet be controverted. ■
From a declaration made by a-
Bruzilian eltiseni Joao Baptista- li*a-
ga, before n commandant of the Brazilian army: It would be an endless,
task te relate the innumerable crime*
that I have seen committed during
my stay in thja section. Were, recently, in the month 61 July the tu-
chaua known as Tiracahuaca and Ini
wife were held prisoners in chains.
When Jimenez — who had b>ei>.
temporarily absent-arrived, he had"'
them, brought into hii presence, iinili
told them that if their, tribe did uoK
appear within the space ol eight' day*-
he would show them what be urould
do with them. *
The eight days passed, and as the-
tribe did^not come he ordered a cull'
of kerosene to be poured over them,,
and then, striking a match, he set
fire to these unfortunates, who fled to-
the forest, uttering the most deBpcqitc-
Naturally, upon leeing such unj
awful crime committed, I expressed!
my horror at it to Jiipenez, who replied that if ther.; were apybody who-
wished to protest against the orders-
he gave he would be served in the-
same manner, and that If the com-
panv kept him as chief it was beouusc
he knew how to do hia duty.
From a statement deolared before «.
notary at Iquitos by Daniel Col-
lantes: Martinengni ordered a commission to set out tor the bouBes ot
some neighboring Indians and exterminate them, with their women,
and children, as they had not brought-
in the amount ol rubber that he liuif
This order wos strictly carried
out, tor the commiuion returned ihv
tour days, bringing along with them
fingers, ears, and several heads ol the
unfortunate victims to prove- to th«-
ehief that they had oa_ried out his-
A Brazilian paper, The Journal ^do-
Commercio, published' at Manuos,.
printed nn account of. a "bnrburous'
deed" close to the Brazilian frontier.
This was a narrative ol a butchery
of inoffensive Indians by a band uU
Peruvian rubber collectors.
Having killed twenty-live, they discharged their weapons ut the Inriims
who were constructing the roof ol the*
house. These poor unfortunntes,
pierced by tho bullets, some dead,
ojhors wounded, rolled oH tho roof
and fell to the ground.
Not content with these cowardly
murders, they took the Indian woni-ii
of advanced age, threw thcfii inlo tlw
canoes of the Colombians, and conducted them to the middle ol tlie-
river, and then discharged their rill.*
ai them, killing them all.
What they did\ with the children*
was still* more barbarous, for tin1*/
jammed them head downwards inl*
the holes that had been dug to rcceivn
the posts that were to support the-
The Peruvians, alter taking possession of the merchandise, conduct"<t>
the Colombians, the tuchaua (Iwlinii-
chief) of the Andoques, two Indians,,
and an Indian.woman to Mutanzns,
the dwelling-place ot Norman, the
journey taking two days.
Here the prisoners were tied u^
With cords, and afterwards shut up*
in one of the houses, where they passed a night o< torture. In the morning
the tuchaua and the two Indians were*
taken out to a near-by knoll anoV
clubbed to death.
Tbese outrages; took place prior to
the formation of the Peruvian Amazon Co, "Truth" remarka that the
company "only comes into the ease-
as being responsible tor the way the
business is conducted st the present
moment."     '
In reply to question! in, the House
of Commons: concerning tbe alleged
atrocities, the Under-Secretary lor
Foreign. Affairs aaid he had asked !.<r
a report oh the subject. He would inquire it the Belgian consul had made
a report to his Government. The
shareholders in the Peruvian Amazon
Co. had made no request to the Foreign Office for an inquiry.
Muit Be Careful.
One of the undeniable marks 61 a
genius is the mark he leaves as a result of,infinite labor on themes he
loves. No famous poet was ever so-
great that he could neglect to leave
one word that made his whole efloit
inharmonious. If Canadian writ-is-
are to reach tho highest peifki in literature they must learn this lesson.
They must free themselves from tlie-
criticism that attaches to hurri'illy
done work and to reckless versitlca-
linn—Sunday World, Toronto. THE  REPORTER,. NEW   MICHEL,   BRITISH  COLUMBIA.
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value of about $100,000,000 United
States gold, of which more than 90
per cent, is in manufactured articles,
and of which the United States is supplying less than $9,000,000.
Red, Weak, Weary, Watery Eyes
Relieved By Murine Eye Remedy.
Try Murine For Your Eye Troubles.
You Will Like Murine. It Soothes.
50c At Your Druggists. Write For
Eye Books. Free. Murine Eye Remedy Co., Toronto.
Roumania, with a population of
only six and a hnlf millions, could
raise an' army of 660,000 men if necessary.
Mlnard's Liniment Cures Burnt, Etc.
A comfortable thing about your
children is when they are so naturally impish it's of no use to try to
ptetend how good they are.
Mlnard's Liniment relieves Neuralgia.
' By the time a girl gets old enoush
tn believe thnt men don't' mean the
nice things they say, she is so old
they don't say them any more.  "
For years Mother Graves' Worm
Exterminator has ranked as the most
effective preparation manufactured,
and it always maintains its reputation.
The aggregate value of Canadian
cheese and butter exported during
the year 1908 was, approximately,
$18,987,340, a decrease of $1,999,068, as
compared with the previous year;
5,600,000 pounds of butter were ex-
potted, ns against four million in
1907. The decrease in ths total value
is, therefore, due to the falling off in
the export of cheese.
The efficacy pf Bickle's Anti-Consumptive Syrup is curing coughs and
colds, and arresting inflammation of
the lungs, can be established by hundreds of testimonials from all sorts
and conditions of men. It is a standard remedy in these ailments and all
affections of the throat and lungs. It
is highly recommended by medicine
vendors, because they know and appreciate its value as a curative. Try it.
"Prisoner at the Bar," snid the
portly, pompous and florid magistrate "You are charged with stealing n pig, a very serious offence in
this district. There hns been a groat
deal of pic-stealing, nnd I shall make
an example of you, or none of us will
be safe."
All babies are so smart it's a mystery where so many brains go before
they grow up.
C. B. VIZ-*, Mt. 8terllng,Ky.,Beyi:
"I Sara tvttered with kidney sad
bladder trouble tor ten yean past '
•■'Last  March  I commenced using
Parana and continued for three montha.
I hare not used it sluoe.nor bave I felt
a pain."
Logical Conclusion
"You look Sweet enough to kias,"
says the impressed young man.
"So many gentlemen tell ine that,"
(.'iiy'ly answers the Mir girl.
"Ah, that should make you happy."
"But they' merely soy that," she repines "They merely tell me the facts
in the case, and never prove their
ftiiii ments." *  ,,
The government of Brazil has determined to develop iron smelting and
the iron and steel industry generally,
and thus make use of the vast deposits df irpn ore which exist in several portions of the country.
Modern Methods Dispose of the
Cause Instead of Treating
the Symptoms.
Neuralgia means simply "nerve
pain," so there may be a great variation in the character and intensity
of the pain and any nerve in the
body may be affected. There are a
number of causes of neuralgia, but
the most common is a general rundown condition of the system. The
discovery of this fact from reliable
statistics led to the new treatment
for neuralgia which consists in
building up the general health by
the tonic treatment and so disposing
of the cause of the trouble.
Persons reduced by acute sickness,
or by severe mental or physical
strain, or by loss of sleep are frequently victims of neuralgia and it
is common in the case of those suffering from anaemia or bloodless-
ness. This brings us to the actual,
cause of neuralgia, which is nerve
starvation. The blood which in normal health carries to the nerves all
of their nourishment, is unable to
perform this duty satisfactorily when
it is weak or impure. Build up the
blood and the neuralgia pain will
disappear as the nerves become better
nourished. Dr. Williams' Pink PillB
are a blood-making tonic, and for this
reason cure even the most obstinate
cases of neuralgia. Every dose of this
medicine makes new, rich blood,
which feeds the starved veins and
drives out the Bharp, darting, stabbing pains of neuralgia. Mrs. John
Tiberf, Little River, N.S., says:—"A
few (years ago .1 was a great sufferer
from neuralgia in my head and face.
At times the attacks were simply excruciating, and I would be forced to
remain, in bed. I tried doctors' medicines, but did not receive any benefit
until I began using Dr. Williams'
Pink Pills, and I am happy to say
that the benefit I received from these
was wonderful. I may also add that
Dr. Wiiljams' Pink Pills cured my
daughter of anaemia and indigestion,
at a time when we began to despair *of
her getting better. SI can highly recommend these Pills to anyone suffering from these troubles."
You can get Dr. Williams' Pirik
Pills from any dealer in medicines or
they will be sent by mail at 60 cents
n box or six boxes for $2.60 by The
Dr. Williams' Medicine Co., Brockville, Ont.
Some men can't even blame cigar.
ettes for their failure to make good.
The Canadian Pacific Railway are
running their Annual Excursions from
Manitoba,: Saskatchewan and Alberta
to Eastern Canada, and with* the
Touring Sleeping Cars, now run on all
through trains, enables passengers
from Western Canada to travel East
with comfort, and at a minimum cost.
By taking the "All Canadian Route"
(C.P.R.) passengers have very few
changes of cars, no tedious transfers
across crowded cities'" and no examination or bonding of baggage.
* She—"Why did he marry her nt all
if he i-tended getting a divorce so
He—"Because he didn't think it
would be honorable io jreak their engagement"
-"DODD'S '
'/, PILLS ±
W. N. U., No. 7N
A Collector
Minister—"My dear little boy, why
don't you get an umbrella?"
Jokey—'/Since pa has stopped going to qhurch he never brings home
any more umbrellas."
"I suppose your house is getting an
enormously big establishment?" a
commercial traveller was asked by a
customer. "Big?" you can't have any
idea of its dimensions!" responded
the "commercial" "Last week we
went through our wages book and
found out for the first time that three
cashiers and four bookkeepers were
missing;!*' *
First Fair Invalid—"Which kind of
doctor do you pref»r—the allopathic
or the homeopathic?",
Second Fair Individual—"I prefer
the sympathetic"
Mamma—"What can t do to induce
you to, go to bed. dear?"
Nettie (aged 5)—"You can let me
Bit up another hour."
If a man has a poor reputation people want to have a constant cat and
dog fight about it.
Powerful Proofs of Its Healing
Ab a household remedy, useful in
emergencies such aa are always arising in
any home, and particularly where there
are children, Zam-Buk in without euual
Here are some opinions ol its merit.—
Mrs. Hallday, Wroxeter, Oat., says.-
"I have proved Zam-Buk unequalled (or
outs, sores and diseases' of the skin. In
every case to which I have applied It, it
has brought ahout a cure, and-1 recommend it to all mothers."
Miss'CaBsie Petrie, Victoria Mines, Gape
Breton, Nova Scotia, sayB:—"For a Ions
time I suffered from pimples and unsightly spots on my face, and hearing so much
about Zam-Buk, gave it a trial. It has
now removed the eruption, and I would
heartily recommend it for pimpleB and
skin diseases."
Miss A. Bourge, Notre Dame, »Kent
County. N.B., says:—"For months I Buffered with a running sore on my leg, and
although I tried several ointments and
salves, none did me much good. The sore
would Just heal over, and then break out
again. I was advised to try Zam-Buk, and
obtained a supply, together with some
Zam-Buk Soap. \ I carefully washed the
sore, night and morning, with the Zam-
Buk Soap, and then applied the balm. A
few weekB of this treatment completely
healed the sore."
Mr. Joseph Kostyuk, of Woodridge, Man.,
snys:—"I had eczema on tny face, neck,
and hand, so bad that I was unable to
leave my room. Several doctors failed to
do me any good, although I spent large
sums of money. Zam-Buk has effected
what they failed to do, and I am now
Zam-Buk is the finest-known oure for
skin diseases and injuries. It heals cuts,
bumB, bruises, a Bcesses. ulcers, eczema,
Bcalp-sores,   bad   leg,   inflamed   patches,
fiolBoned Bores, inHcct stingB, blisters, sore
eet, ■*.*_. It also cures piles. All Drug*
fists and Stores sell at SOc. a box. or post
r«?e from the Zam-Buk Co., Toronto for
price. \
"Now this," said the barber, holding
up a pink bottle, "is a splendid thing
for baldness." "Thank you," replied
his victim, coldly. "I have all the
baldnesB I require."
Speaking of Justice
"Anyway," remarked the moralizer,
"justice is blind."
"Yes," rejoined the demoralizer,
"but not bo much so as the deluded
man who goes to law with the idea
that he is sure to get justice."
He was a sturdy little lad bordering
on three years of age, and, although
he was bawling at the top of his voice
after two youngsters, who were running "hway from him, he still was an
attractive sight as he stood with his
feet planted wide apart, and teais
running down his face.
"What'B the matter. Buddy?" asked
a passer-by; "wouldn't they let you
play with them?"
He stopped yelling a moment and
look at his questioner "I don't care
about that," he said: "But they called
me a cry-baby." Whereupon he re*
sumed his yelling.—Newark Call.
The* foreign population of Morocco
is divided into the following classes,
in order of their preponderance: Spanish speaking, including .Tews, 50,000;
French speaking, 20,000; English
speaking, 5,000; German speaking
1,000; others, 2.000.
Th* Beauty of a Clear 8kin.—The
condition of the liver regulates the
condition of the blood. A disordered
liver causes impurities in the blood
and these show themselves in blemishes on the skin. Parmelee's Vegetable Fills in acting upon the liver
act upon the blood and a clear,
healthy skin will follow • intelligent
use of this standard medicine. Ladies,
who will fully appreciate this prime
quality of these pills, can use them
with the certainty that the effect will
be moat gratifying.
England's newest vessel of the
Dreadnought type, the Neptune, has a
displacement of 220,250 tons.   ,,
Minard'a Liniment for salt every where
He—"My teeth are aching awfully.'
' She—"You must have left them out
in a droughty place."
Hii New Gavel la a Uniqua and Interesting Piece of Furniture.
Everyone who has ever come in
contact with the genial presence of
Mr. George T. Bell, assistant passenger traffic manager of the Grand
Trunk Railway, will bo pleased to hear
the story of the closing incident of
the fifty-fourth annual convention ol
the American Association of General
Passenger and Ticket Agents recently
held at Toledo, Ohio. At this convention Mr. Bell presided, and it is
interesting to note that he is the flrst
Canadian to be elected president ol
the association, which ia the oldest
organization of railway men in the
world. This fact, together with the
■■root personal popularity of Mr. Bell
with the delegates, were considerations which contributed to the making of the customary presentation oi
a gavel to the retiring preaident ot
the association an affair of more than
usual interest and significance.
The Grand Trunk Railway being a
great international road with lines in
several of the New England States,
is a member of a number of the territorial passenger associations there,
and it was thought fitting that the
New England Passenger Association
ihould make the presentation to Mr.
Bell Then came the problem ol
securing for the Canadian president
a gavel which would be at once emblematic ol cordial international relations among railway men, suggestive of future aa well aa present transportation achievements, and significant as a personal gift. The tiling
was ingeniously done. The association includes representatives ol railways and steamship lines in Canada,
Mexico, and the United States. So
part ol the head of Mr. Bell's presentation gavel was formed of Canadian
oak, a part of the flne new steamer
Hamonic of the Northern Navigation
Co., which is connected with the
G.T.R. Blended with the oak is a
hit of ebony taken from a railroad tie
once used on a line of road in Mexico.
The handle was made from a piece of
wood which was part of the first successful aeroplane. It was furnished
by the Wright brothers, and ia suggestive ol future transportation
achievements in the air. Some timo
ago Mr. Bell noted at a meeting ol
the association that in the year the
organisation was formed the flrst
band of steel of the Suspension
Bridge, joining Canada anil the
United States, was laid across the
gorge at Niagara. The gavel was
thereiore bound together by a strand
ol steel Irom one of the cables ot this
bridge; and there was embedded in
it a rivet from the Victoria Tubular
Bridge at Montreal, the last rivet ol
which was drlvon in 1800 by Uie King,
then Prince of Wnles. There ia also
on the gavel a band ol silver Irom tho
Drummond mine, in memory ol Dr."
William Henry Drummond, "human
ity's Iriend," as he is fittingly referred to in the presentation commit-
to*,'* address, and a near friend also
of Mr.. Bell. Both gavel and caie-
the latter being mnde Irom British
Columbia flr and Mexican ebony-
were artistically put together by the
firm ol Tiffany, New York.
Honored, but Empty/
The emperor of Austria holds lengthy
dinners In detestation. In no circumstances wtll he spend more than forty-
five minutes at table. Guests at tbe
Imperial banquets, wblch Invariably
consist of twelve courses, suffer the
tortures of Tantalus, for no sooner
are tbelr plates charged than they
see them whisked away In order to
keep wit bin th* time limit. Tbe emperor's "tafeldeelier," or grooms of the
table, are the chief gainers by tbla arrangement, aa all food left over goes
to them aa a perquisite. These ottl-
clals make arrangements with the proprietor of a restaurant near the palace,
whither the dishes are taken as soon
aa tbey leave the dining room, and
wbere Vienna gourmets flock when
they hear that Franx Joaef la giving i
state dinner. Some of the Imperial
guests have been known to visit tbls
restaurant nfter leaving the palace lu
an honored but empty condition.—London Chronicle. '
Th* Royal Picture Outer.
"The royal picture dealer ia making
preparations for another sale," says
tbe Brussels correspondent of a Berlin
paper. "The people of Belgium arc
atlll muttering about tbe sale of tbe old
masters by King Leopold, but tbe royal merchant Is not disturbed uud shows
his disregard by sending a collection of
250 modern works on Its first stuge to
the auctioneer's block. The pictures
were taken from the royal residence
to tbe museum, wbere tbey may be
seen by those wbo pay for the privilege for tbree months, and theu to the
auctioneer. Leopold will also sell all
tbe castle furniture, uud liberal American purchasers will receive as annuities letters of Louis I'blllppe which
will guarantee tbe genuineness of the
various pieces."
"PSYCHINE" ha.-Tutored fkoiaani
oi people I* buoyant health spd strength
«lmcoa»_iosliiaibeaaie(Uda«laa hopeless. It is a tonic aad Beah-b-ilder, con-
tainiag ranuneEle properties as a Hood
poriWand gemicide. It w_ strengthen
sad heal lb* weak lugs, face out the
pbleita.' aad drive away the cough, aa
■ultar *I how loos standing
"PSYCHINE1' loses up the whole
rua aad drives out disease, heals the
lydtiaiue and ptoses lost coeigy.   he
asd senates
os* daily will preteit aad ward of thai
most subtle disease consaaiphoii.
WrM* fer a Free Seattle.
**'   Dr.T.A.S" 0«
Out of Sight
Father—Johnny, does the teacher in
school ever give you any good marks*
Johnny—Yea, father, bht I can't
show them to you here.
, The ease with which corns and
warts can be removed by Holloway'a
Corp Cure is its strongest recommendation.   It seldom fails
She—"I hear that you loBt your
valuable little dog, Mr. Dudley."
He—"Ya'ss, in a railway aocident.
1 was saved, but the dawg was killed.
She (shocked)—"What a pity."
A Perfect
Lead Packets Only. At all Grows
40c, 50c, and 60c par pound
Th* Trackless Trolley.
Tbe trackless trolley is under discussion In street railroad circles, and It Is
quite possible It will be tried in tbe
tutted Stales In tbe near future. It
originated lu France, but Is much In
use lu many parts of tbe continent. It
Is used on suburban routes. It Is au
omnibus run by nu electric motor, getting ita power from a trolley wire. Aa
It uses no track It does not Interfere In
the slightest with the operation of otber street traffic, and tbe line can be
constructed quickly aud cheaply, ln
places arrangements are made by persons operating private electric vehicles
to use the power of the trackless trolley Hue, and private automobiles wltb
trolley attachment are not a novelty Is
France.-Ni'W Orleans Picayune.
Ownership ef th* Pol*.
The territorial sovereignty of the
pole, tbe British Law Journal points
out. belongs presumably to tbe United
Stales. But what lawyers would call
a "preliminary objection" goes lo the
not of the matter. Can tbere, asks
the Low Journal, be any question of
territorial sovereignty if tbe only territory la an open polar aea? "Cook
sank bis cylinder with tbe stars and
■tripes in it on an Ice floe, and Peary
seems to have planted bis flag on the
same precarious and shifting foundation, and tbe sea, It haa long been settled, cannot become tbe exclusive prop-
tf ty of any nation."
Electric Smelting.
At Nelson, B. C a large electric
smelter Is now at work redwing mixed
ores of lead and line. The ore Is first
crushed to tbe slse of wheat trains
and thea roasted, by which process
most of the sulphur Is. removed. From
Ih* roaster the ore goes to the electric
furnsce. which melts It Into sing. The
lead, sinking through Ihe slag, passes
Inlo a cruclblo. Tbe sine takes thr
gaseous form and Is led Into enn
denser*, from which It Is ladled ou>
IMo pigs.
LEARN We Teach Ton by mall,
at uneac Book-keeping, shorthand,
AI nuivit-. arithmetic commercial
law, penmanship, matriculation, teseh-
ers' courses, steam onaioeertns. me-
chenlcal drswlni, betinnnera' course,
snd over 100 other courses. Writ* today for full Information.
Canadian Correspondence Oollese Ltd.,
Dept. P., Toronto, Osn.
Has the "Black Knight" .
come to your home?
Let him show you the
quick and easy way to shine
the stoves.
"Black Knight" takes
all the hard work and dirty
work out of stove polishing.
It's a paste—so there is
no watery mixture to be
Just s few rub* with cloth ot_
brush brings s mirror-like shine
thst ''you can see your face in".
And the shine lasts I
Most dealers handle aad recommend "Black Knight" Stove Polish.
If your dealer canaot supply It, send
loc for a Mb can—eenl postpaid.
nir.r. oaixev co. uihtko.
■laj-Utoa. Oat I*
SeapeafM./HMaa'V'. i-SSmMM.
Dainty Silver
r  f-ttte-Mbf ■ ctamafssfM
any by IU fine weiring
tatlhy, iMnrwar* muM
li the ttttt thekt of Mioii
woe win! (lie best In knlm,
forti, spoons, trie.
Serf he tsH, dlthst, enlists,
tit., are if .■are'
"Silotr Plats that Wars'
Indorsed by the j
illeh tounials-"lJuioet,''
Supplied to British Soldlera In South Africa.
roeallTXroalsuiSUIaaSTra-M.., riearlsr,
Lsasee, Aseeeeeee, OUaorw, Diner., rsines,
SUn, gee.n», Flesplee, mi« Joleie,
■nee/leium, LtmSafe, S»ralee, Brnleee,
rile., cnu. Sore Fort sad Froel Bun.
|n and Around Town
I'ay Day.
Work has begun on the new saw
Thos. Corkill, of Corbin, was
here on Monday.
Thousands of logs are waiting for
the mill to start operation.
H. F. Weber has bought E.' Es-
tabiook'a house in block 4.
Miss liae Pickering is visiting her
sister, Mrs. J. S. Thompson.
The 6. C. Telephone) Co, expect
to make connection with Alberta
A. C. Nelson, assessor for East
Kootenay, was here Thursday and
Two l^ftlvation Army lassies were
here on Thursday selling the Christmas War Cry,
G. W. Munroe, the well-known
cigar traveller, from Calgary, was
here on Tuesday.
Chas. J. Batttnan, of Winnipeg,
has taken a permanent' position
with H. F. Weber,
Geo. Leach, is in the bastile for
the next ten days as the result of
the vintage of '88.
• There is sjud'to be at lenst a five
year's job cutting the timber from
the side of the mountain. ■
John Delaney, Great'.: Northern
roadmtBter, Was at .the Great Northern hotel on Wednesday,;:    .
There art nearly One hundred
Inen working in the Brfeckenridge
lumber camp just west of the town.
Rumor has it tbat Chas; Garner
lias been elected International
Board member by a large majority.
Miss Minnie Kelly, who has been
in charge of the school hert, leaves
today'for Calgary to sp^nd ChHst-
1008. 7.
It is stated that thb .firm'.'of
Douglas & Stedman, bf the Kootenay hotel, will diasblvb jSartn'ernhip
today. 0  .'T?B
3. E. Pollock, of thb Pollack
Wine Co., Fernife;. was...herei on
Tuesday, attending the annual
meeting of the Elk Valley' Brewery".
: At the policS court on Wednesday J, Otsuji Was fined ten dollars
and eoata for frequenting the red
light district* ..,7,
We want to get the Reporter on
the streets on Friday evening". Advertisers will consult their own in'
terests best by turning in copy for
change of ads; as earljr in the week
as possible.
f. If you wish to send, a letter in a
iiurry,. be sure Wi.write,"ta^Mte"
.. on the envelope. • The postnlaster
and clerks will, then fall over each
. other in their haste to get it in the
, first mail, th_n the postal clerk will
| yell tb the engineer • "Pull her tyid'e
open here's a letter in, a rush."
and tht train will just' By. it is
expensive ior the railroads', as accidents are liable to rapplni j. and the
, officials will ndt think lis tot giving
" the map away, but this Is the way
to get letters through real quick.
... tn regard to our schools, parents
have duties to perform, which they
'■.an ill affo.d to neglect. They
should bIiow to their children that
.they have an interest in the school.
They should examine carefully the
reports sent by the teacher, should
we that their children are. in school
everyday, and, punctual j should
assist and. encourage their < children
lo do all their school duties faithfully and well; should' co-operate
with the teacher in securing, the
prompt return, of their children
home after school, is dismissed;
ihould make a friendly visit to the
ichool and talk freely with the
teacher and principal in regard  to
l At the annual meeting of the Elk Val<
Joy Brewery, held on Tuesday, the following officers were elected:— President
(•}.,_. Stedman; Vice-President Thomas
.I'rkhan,; Manager Otto Moier; Secretary-
Treasurer T. H. Cox. Directors:— ,0.
H. Stedman, rhom Crahan, Otto Meier,
'f. H. Cox, John pridian, J. R. Pollock,
and Arthur Young.
Old Michel
The rink this year is a dandy.    .
Dr. Bell of Cranbrook was
here last Saturday.
H. W. Reid is laid up with
quinsy. We hope to see him
around again noon.
What's the matter with the
Canadian Club? We donlt
hear much about it these
There is a yarn going a-
round that ope of the mines
is going up on the 23rd. Are
the people in this camp super
stitious? It would be a good
thing if the persons who start
such rot were njade to. suffer
for their damph.oolishness.
Wm. Mast and John Sew*
ell left on Hunday for Portland, Ore,, to attend the fun*
erijl of the late Wm. Sewell.
The sad news of his death
came on Saturday morning.
He left here a little over a
month ago. He was not ita
good health and thought the
Change would do hint good.
He was Very popular, a good
rrimiclan and Will be greatly'
missed in Michel1- The heartfelt sympathy of the Cpmmu-
tiity is extended to jiis brother Jack arid to his family in
the old CoUriti-y. .,:.*•■>
Ctork's Moving Picture Show
Clark's Moving Picture Show oh Tuesday night; in Crahan's Hall, dretV but
the usual large crowd. There is no
doubt but Clark puts on tbe best, show
ol all round attractions-,. that, domea
through the Paas. 'Another thing, Clark
has all his printing done in union offices and as it carries the union label, all
union men should patronize hit show to
the exclusion oi the scab outfits.that use
rubber stamps for date lines atifl have
their bills printed In non-uiiion'" offices
by kids. His vaudeville specialties are
good and for an evenings fine, clfcari entertainment, don't niiss Tuesday hight.
tJreht Northtrh Lunch Counter
The lunch cbunt'ei* now 'open at
tH'e Great tWrtheih hotel, is proving to be a fc*;reat convenience for
those who wish a meal after the
dining roonis close; Ydu ckn get
pretty near 'anything jrou call for
and the cooking under the charge
bf C". HanimelBV'ang is of excellent
quality. The tjatron'ag'e is steadily
on the increase, and it must be
gratifying to the propri'etoir, A. J.
McCool, to realise that his efforts to
cater to the public have so quickly
been a]
The friends of this papej will please
hand us in news items when, tbey are
li-eshi We prefer not to publish a birth
after.ih'e child is weanefl, a marriage after the, honeymoon is over, or the death,
of a man alter his widow iB married
Cmitiract t0 let
for  digging   and
cribbing well;
Timor Marks
_    Designs
C0P-VMQHT8&& !
Any ono sending a sketch and -description may
Jimleklv ascertain our opinion ttttt whether u
DMntlor * *•-*•' *--*-■■»-   «	
iD-rentloniBprobiblrt—,,.    __._   ,_	
•ont froe. t'Mc*s*i aaenor for lecaKiif p_i*>ii(s.
FttenU taken through Mann ft Co. recelrt
ifMcialnotkt, without charge, In tbo
Scientific Hmericait.
A handsomely Illustrated weekly. Largest cir-
cnUtion of any BCientlflo JoonuL Terms fot
Gwada.|x76 a year, postage prepaid. Sold by
all newsdealers.
If there is no Union Printing
Office in your town, send jyour
work to the Reporter Office',':
New Michel, and done:
by the roan who Unionized
the First Printing Office, in the
PasS) and have vour jobs .deo
orated with that-.
Oiifi ®.iit a Weni
Advertisements such ai Por Salic, To Let, Lost
Fovna Wanted etc., inserted at the uniform
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CHRISTMAS is here.   The stores are being congested.   Bargain
counters  are  being  besieged.     Spirits  and  stockings  are
going up. Minds are ubiquitously working over the problem of what to give.
Christmas is in the air. It is in the clouds, in the cars, along the
trails, and in every childish eye. Post and express offices are working overtime sending out messages of good cheer. Fat turkeys are
strutting aimlessly, unconscious of martyrdom. Cornucopia** are
looking up, and the candy sellers are growing ambitious.
Christmas is with us.   Churches are being trimmed.   Spruce
trees are spreading their branches for coming burdens.    Small,
chubby hands are being clasped in joyous expectation.   Round, full
little hearts are beating high.   Secrets are being kept—and broken..
Santa Claus is hiring extra bands.
There is agitation supreme in all the toy windows. Little steam
cars are beginning to puff with pride. Hobby horses are feeling their
oats. Tables are beginning to groan, and as for Cupid, he is just as
warm as ever in a fur-lined overcoat.
Jack Frost is also at work at the same old painter's trade.
Fingers are being surreptitiously measured. Mysterious packages
nre being smuggled in through back doors. Significant smiles are
being exchanged. Bills are coming in, bnt who cares? For Christmas is here again.
And incidentally, we wish each of our friends a Merry Christmas,
nnd hope that each and every one of them may have a Christmas tree;
not a Christmas tree especially reserved for himself, but one that you
may be only too glad to share with others.
One of the peculiarities of the Christmas tree is that it has no
pride of birth; rich or poor, it is always the same, and it is even
thought by some that the humbler its aspect—tbe more thin and
shabby its appearance—the more joy it carries to those to whom it
goes. This is, doubtless, because the Christmas tree is not so much
dependent upon mere externals, but carries beneath its rugged exterior a heart of pure gold; and possibly its love is more likely to
reach out for the poor, rather than to the very rich.
To whomsoever it goes, the Christmas tree carries its own special
radiance.   May it shine upon you all, good friends, and make your
'Christmas what it ought to be,
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Christmas Fruits
ONE of tho pleasantcst associations
of Christmas is the fruit. Besides
the sugary, crystnlized' fruit (of
which perhaps the less said the better),
there is always, at least in upper and
middle class families, the fresh fruit
and the dried fruit and nuts at dessert, to say nothing of tho dried fruit
in the Christmas pudding and mince-
And from the humanitarian point of
view the fruit is tho least objectionable
part of our food: tho taint of tho shambles is not about it; it is in harmony
with the highest ethical ideals of Christmas Day. And perhaps from the health
point of view the use of fresh fruit
does something to counteract tho. excess of other foods, and to keep the
body less clogged than it would otherwise be. From tho aesthetic point of
viow nothing could be more admirablo
than the array of fruit—tho oranges,
apples, bananas, raisins, figs, dates, and,
in the plum-pudding, the sultanas and
currants, and so on.
Today the above mentioned small
range of producing countries would not
nearly supply tho enormous demand.
Wo draw now on the whole globe, and
still wo need more than we can get at
a moderate price. Take apples as an
example, in 1870 two-thirds of tho
entire stock of apples in the country
were exhausted at Christmas. At the.
present time the supply of marketable
English apples, excopt for a few varieties used at dessert, is exhausted long
before, and at Christmas we are drawing on American and Canadian apples.
In 1870 wo hnd nono of these, only
Normandy pippins, which sold wholesale in Covent Garden at ninety-flvo
shillings a hundredweight at Christmas-time. Again, as late as 1886 bananas .did not find their way into England regularly; they only reached hero
irregularly from time to time. Now, although tlioir best fjimo is July and August, they are to be found also at
Christmas. Thoy arc among the cheapest nnd most popular of all Christmas
fruits. Somo of the best prunes come
now from California and Oregon. Trade
witli these countries is comparatively
locont. California also gives us excellent bottled fruits.
The first consignment of Jamaica oranges, which form an important part of
the bettor and the inferior classes. For
instance, the ordinary grocer will perhaps be unable to tell you that the best
raisins aro the Malaga, very dark and
thin-skinned muscatels, beautifully
sweet. These raisins have to bo dried,
in the sun, artificial drying experiments
having proved a comparative failure.
Probably in part because of the abundance of sunlight, Australia and the Cape
will soon become important countries
for raisins. The fruit is prepared for
packing. It is dipped for an instant
in boiling water for the sake of sterilization, and then it is dried on straw in
the sun, when it shrinks to a half or a
third of its original bulk. The ordinary
raisin of tho grocer is a cheaper kind—
larger, redder, and coarser.
Figs begin to come in in November.
Tlio figs from Turkey are the best. The
impressed are better than the pressed;
thoy aro moro fleshy and juicy. Two
harvests are gatherod each year in the
Levant. Wo got tho second or summer
crop. The commoner varieties are sulphured boforo thoy aro driod in the
sun, and the sulphur tonds to destroy
tho flavor.   ■
Tho finest sultanas aro the Greek. Tho
commoner kinds aro highly sulphured,
bo as to produce a clean color. In Asia
Minor sultanas aro still brought into
How the Christmas Dinner Came to Canada Thrco Hundred Years Ago
The orange itself has always been invested with romance, perhaps because
tho Crusadors, who flrst mot witli tho
fruit in the Levant, fostorod the theory
that it was the golden apple of tho Ilea-
porides. "Psychic" pooplo set the or-
ango high among fruits." Then thero is
the date, which was an object of peculiar veneration in prehistoric timos; it
wns a symbol of helpfulness, and we
need not wonder at this when we consider its value to the Egyptians. The fig,
besides its well-known health-properties,
carries us back to tho days or Greoco
whon athletes used figs as an important
part of their dietary.
It is very pleasant, from whatever
point of view one looks at it, to find
fruit taking a more important placo
than ever boforo in Christmas fare. This
chango has bcon steady during recent
years. For instance, o quartor of a century ago we used not to havo bananas
at Christmas. -Our oranges enmo (and
very sour thoy woro ns a rulo) from
Spain and Italy, our prunes from
Franco, our figs and dates from n few
ports in Asia Minor nnd Northern Africa, whilo our apples and poors woro almost exclusively homo products.
Think also of tho prices twenty-fivo
years ngo. Boxes of about throe hundred
St. Michaol oranges cost from sixteen
to eighteen shillings a box wholesale in
Covent Garden, Egyptian dates fifty
■hillings a hundredweight, apples
twelve shillings a bushel, and pears
from threepence to nlnepence each,
the present trudo of Jamaica, was in
1SG7. Tho first consignment of Jaffa
ornngeB to Englnnd was as recent as
1885; theso had to bo transhipped nt
Alexandria, since no English stcemcr
was then running direct. Today oranges
aro also grown largely in Florida and
It was the Indian nnd Colonial Exhibition of 1886 thnt flrst drow colonial
fruits to England in nny quantity. Australian apples reached us then for tho
first time; but Tasmania, tho great up-
plo and pear country, was, I beliovo, not
roprosented at all. In 1874 somo apples had reached Vienna for the International Exhibition from New South
Wales; they wero packed in cottonwool, and this was thought a wonderfully clover idea. In 1880 Messrs.
Sertttton & Sons began to bring frcsli
fruit from tho Wost Indies in cool
chambers specially flttod up for tho purpose, and I bolievo the Elder Lino hns
recently put on special ships for tho
It must bo noticed thnt we do not
got tho best of all those fruits from
tho ordinary grocors. Some specialist
in fruit, liko Mr. Bilson, of Grny's Inn
Road (to whom I am very much indebted for some of the information hore,
and who has had twenty years' experience of tho trade, and hns grown up
with it), will givo much better samples
of Christmas fruit than ono who is not
conversant with the differences betweon
port on tho backs of camels, and aro repacked boforo shipment.
The best currnnts nro tho small black,
rich nnd fleshy kind; tho ordinary provincials which aro commonly used aro
far inferior. There has been nn enormous growth recently in tho currant-
trudo with Greece: it has boon ndvortis-
ed freely. Lot us hopo that Australia
will experiment with currant-growing,
and reap somo of the hnrvost of this
Of prunes tho French no longor hold
tho decidedly best kinds. California and
Oregon compoto with Franco, the Oregon variety being Btonoless.
The best Cnnndian and California apples begin to nrrivo early in Novomber,
nnd nro actually at their best about
Chi-istmns-timc. The Newton pippins
and northern spy (a variety liko tho
Baldwin, nnd excellent for tablo and
cooking) nro nmong tlio host kinds.
Pears Como from tlio samo districts,
but of course aro more pcrishnblc.
Oranges aro sweeter and ripor now
than thoy usod to be nt Christmas. Valencies nro tho finest icind to use nt
Christmas—Valencia oranges and Messina melons.
As to dntcs, Tnfllcls como first (from
Algerin) nnd Egyptian second. Tho
common date, the Tunis or honov dnte,
is dressed witli syrup boforo it is pressed; hence its sweotness.
Candied peels arc brought over in
brine-pickle; then the salt is washed ont,
and the peel cooked and, crystnlized in
a sugar-solution here, - .
Bananas are not naturally at their
best at Christmas-time; they are artificially ripened, and therefore dearer.
Still, they are a most popular fruit, and
are indispensable in fruit-salads, etc.
Turning to the dried fruits—apricots,
apples, peaches, etc.—we find that they
aro all of fairly modern growth and
chiefly from America, which does the
best trade. The same applies to bottled
fruits. California is now bottling fruits
in distilled water. There is no doubt
that tho bottled fruits have come to
The origin of tho canning of fruit is
interesting." Years ago, when the ex
cavations of Pompeii were beginning,
some Americnns discovered many jars
of preserved figs in what had been the
pantry of a house. One of these jars
was opened, and tho figs were found to
bo frosh and good. Tho hint was taken,
and tho very next year fruit-canning
was introduced in tho United States. An
intoresting account iB given in Fopd for
September 15,1884.
7t word may bo said about the food-
value of those fruits, so that we may
considor how far they aro likely to take
•the placo of othor Christmas foods; certainly the other Christinas foods are not
likely to take their place! First and
foremost come the nuts, which, as a
general rulo, can tako tho placo of any
flesh-foods, especially if they are properly prepared. Already many families
uso Brazil nuts or pine-kernels or other
nuts freely in tho Christmas plum-pudding. NutB aro the only fruits that havo
any considerable body-building vnluo.
In nn entirely different class come the
dried fruits, which nro comparatively
poor in body-building elements or pro-
teid, but aro rich in a kind of sugar
wliich is generally very easily digestod.
Figs, dates, prunes, and sultanas havo
a reputation ns aperionts; they wero
and are nn important part of tho ancient
dietary of many peoples.
Tho fresh fruits, excepting tho banana, which stands as distinct from them,
have scarcoly any body-building value,
their chief value is because of their
puro water and nntnrnl 'salts.' Different fruits have different effects, some
being useful for one purpose, others for
another; but among tbo most honored
of all fruits for thoir health-value aro
apples, grapes, and melons. Almost
evory healing virtue has boon attributed
to tlio apple—for instance, tho power
of dissolving uric acid; and tho grupo-
curo is familiar, by name at lenst, to
evory one. Lemon is well known to bo
n cooling fruit aud a provontivp of
scurvy. It would bo ensy to devote
page nfter pago to tho subject of tho
eurutivo effects of various fruits.
Hero, howovor, it must suflieo to ask,
what will becomo of the orthodox roast-
boof and turkey-and-sausages a century
honco? Will they still generally survive, or will thoy havo given placo to a
non-flesh dinner, not necessarily of
' fruits only, for that would bo unwise,
but with fruits as part of tho healthy
elements in the meal, and also because
of old associations with Christmas-time?
For when we sco sido by side at Christ-
mas-time, in the poorer districts or in
tho richer districts, the Btalls or shops
of tho butchers, poulterers, and fishmongers on tho one hnnd, and of the fruiterers and greengrocors on tho othor
hnnd, wc cannot hesitate for n moment
as to which is tho plcasantcr sight,
which is the ono whicli wo should pro-
for that our children should nssociato
with tho idea of Christmas.
YOU had no business to kiss mo,"
said sho, floutingly.
"But it wnsn't business; It was
pleasure," ho responded.
IT IS tho human touch which gives
to tho Christmas story its perpetual
charm. Not tho song of tho angels,
which the shepherds heard ns they woro
wntching over thoir flocks; not the star
which appeared in tho far east and
led tho Wise Mon across tho plains to
Bethlehem. It is tho little Child cradled
in a mangor and tho loving mother
bonding ovor Him, by which all hearts
are touched anow ns often as the beau
tiful is told.
DANIEL, the gateman, was sitting
- on the pine bench before his little
Bquaro gate-house, gazing gloomily lip the empty stretch of South Fourteenth Street. He was an old man, and
having outlived his days of usefulness
as an active railroad man had been given the gates at the grade crossing in
Fairview. It was not a lively job. During the middle of the day nothing used
the track but an occasional bobtail
freight, and South Fourteenth Street itself was not lively. Teams avoided the
heavy road of loose sawdust, knee-deep
over a bed of pine slabs. Morning and
evening, to be sure, tho sawmill hands
passed the gate-house in a hurrying
stream, and some time during the day S.
Potts usually dropped over to have a
word with Daniel. The days were ns
long for S. Potts nB for Daniel. Except
in the morning and evening customers
seldom entered hiB corner saloon, and
S. Potts could sit on Daniel's bench and
keep an eyo on his own door. For five
years he had poured upon Daniol the
vast stores of his knowlodgo, and he felt
a sort of proprietorship in tho old man.
"S. Potts," said Daniel, as his friend
took his customary seat on tho bench,
"I wisht I had turned out to bo an inventor, 'stead of a railroad man, I do."
S. Potts settled his long logs comfortably, and shook his head. "Now,
there you go, Daniel I" ho said reproachfully. "Here I've boon tcachin' you
philosophy for near Bix years—just
chuckin' it into you free gratis by
wholesale, as I might say—an'still you
ain't satisfied."
"I am satisfied, S. Potts," said tho
old man. "I'm just too satisfied for
any use."
"No, you ain't, Daniel," insisted S.
Potts. "You're sore an' mod an' discontented, an' it protty nigh discourages me. Hore you arc, sixty-four years
old, goin' on sixty-five, an' you've got
a good job as gateman to this railroad,
an' yot you ain 't satisfied.''
"Yes, I am," insisted Daniel; "yes,
lam, 8. Potts."
"No, you ain't," S. Potts reasserted,
"an' I don't tako it as no compliment
to me, neither. It ain't everybody that
has a chance to associate with me an'
henr me talk. You can't claim I'vo
been stingy in giving you froo information, Daniel. I've give you enough
knowledge to mnko you cqunl to Solomon, an" I've lonrncd you philosophy
until you ought to be chuck-fnll of it.
But the more I learn you the less you
seem to know, an' you keop kickin' all
the time."
'' You hodn 'I ought to git mad at me,
S. Potts," said Daniel. "You know—"
"I wouldn't blamo you so much, Dun-
icl," interrupted S. Potts, "if you
didn't have mo to talk to, but it docs
soem, associating with mo liko you do,
au' hcarin' mo talk, you ought to havo
more sense. Sometimes I think I won't
bother with you no more, only I'm so
full of knowledge it sort of hurts my
head. An' all of it, evory drop of it,
I pour on you, Daniol. You ought to
be mighty thankful."
"I ain thankful," began Daniel, but
8. I'otts interrupted him again.
"If you was you'd bo singing and
dancing like a nightingale,'' ho said.
"If you know what was best for you,
you would bo mighty glad to sit on this
bench hero and listen to mo talk.''
"I am," declared Daniel.
"No, you ain't," insisted 8. Potts.
"I'vo knowod you for five years, Daniol, and if I had thought it was best
for you to bo an inventor I'd havo
mado you into ono. But I seen you
wasn't fitted to bo mado into nn inventor, an' that is why I didn't make
you into one. I seen you was fitted to
Do a gateman, nn' I loft you bo one,
didn't It"
"You did, 8. Potts," Daniel admitted.
"I might have mado you into nn inventor an' sent you off, nn' then somebody with brains tnlio this job so's I
could talk to him nn' git somo comfort
out of it," said S. Potts. "But tho minute I soon you I know that if I made
you into an inventor you would go nn'
invent eomcthin' to ruin yourself, like
Petor Guppy did."
"I'm porfectly satisflod, 8. Potts,"
said Daniel.
"That's the kind of inventor you'd
be, the kind that Petor Guppy was,"
continued 8. Potts.   "Ho was just soch
Teeth is Teeth
a discontented old kiekor like you are,
Daniel, but he was worse off—be didn't
hnve no S. Potts to bo a model for him.
He had a nice, steady job sawin' wood,
nn' all ho over had to do was just rest
ono knee on tho sawbuck an' push a
saw up an' down all day; no brain work,
liko the kind that wears me out—just
plain wood-sawing. He bad everything
to make a man happy, except he didn't
havo no friend to como across from the
saloon nn' give him good advice, liko
you havo."
"I'm satisfied," Daniel said, but S.
Potts continued:
"No, you ain't, an' ho wasn't.   Ho
it is today—false teeth was already as
good as thoy could be made. But
Peter Guppy was like you, alwayB com-
plainin' an' unsatisfied, so he went
an' had the few old teeth he had left
in his head pulled out, an' had a good
sot of false ones made—double set, uppers an' lowers—an' ho used to set on
his saw-buck day after day with them
false teeth in his hand studyin' 'em an'
wondcrin' how bo could improve on
'em. An' nt night he would sigh, an'
go to bod, an' thon he couldn't sleep for
thinkin' of them false teeth. He was
about three years thinkin' how to in-
vont bettor false tooth."
go on cliampin' 'em. So flne day he
Bays: 'I declare to goodness, if it'a go-
in' to take me forty years to invent
jsomcthin' new about these here teeth, I .
wisht there was some way the plaguy
things could do their own champin'l
My hands is 'most wore out cliampin'
the plaguy things.' An' right there,
Daniel, was where he got the idee."
"I can almost see it, 8, Potts," Baid
"Power!" said S. Potts. "Powor!
That's what he thought of. That's what
he thought of. That's what a lazy man
always thinks ef first off — glttin'
power to do his work for him. First off
Peter Guppy thought he'd hire a boy
to champ his teeth for him, whilst all
ho had to do would be to lay back an'
look on; but he didn't havo no money-
to hire a boy. Then he thought what
a fine thing it would be to have self-
work in' teeth that would champ by machinery whilst he looked on, an' then
he stood up an' yelled. He'd thought
what he could invent about falso teeth.
Ho eould invent self-operatin' teeth.
Nobody had ovor invented self-oporat-
in' teeth, so far as he knew."
Santa Takes His Reindeer in Case of An Emergency
was liko yon, Daniel. Ho wanted to
invent, an' ho looked nround to sec
somothin' to invent that hadn't been
invented already, an' what he saw was
fnlso teeth. False teoth looked to him
liko a good thing to invent, becauso nobody had invented anything very new
in false teeth since ho could remember."
"Bny," cxclnimod Daniel, enviously,
"I wisht I had thought of false teeth!
Falso teeth would bo a mighty good
thing to invont, wouldn't it, 8. Potts!"
"I told you you hadn't no more
senso than Peter Guppy hnd," said 8.
I'otts pitilessly, "but Peter Guppy had
more brains than what you have,
Daniol. How would you go about inventing fnls) teeth? Just toll mo howf"
Daniel gazed nt the sawduBty level of
Soutli Fourteenth Street, and creased
bis tanned forehead into thoughtful
wrinkles. Ho shifted uneasily on his
bonch, and frowned hard. "Well, of
courso, I can't say right off liko this,"
ho said at length, "but if I had time
"The reason nobody had been glttin'
new inventions in false teeth," interrupted S. Potts, "was the lame then M
"It was worth it, it waB worth it!"
snid Daniel enthusiastically.
"Throo years," said 8, Potts, "that
was tho time that Potor Guppy put in
sottin' around holdin' his uppers an'
lowers in his hnnd. Sometimes he would
hold tho uppers in ono hand an' tho
lowers in tho other, nn' sometimes he
would hold them all in one hand an'
Bcratch his head with tho othor, an'
all tho whilo ho was gittin' more an'
more discouraged. They ain't nothin'
more dishenrtenin' than to sot day af-
tor day studyin' fnlso teeth. The more
you look at 'oin tho more thoy look just
like what they always looked liko. But
Peter Guppy was just sech a fool ns you
nro, Daniol.   Ho hadn't no sense."
"Well, 8. Potts, wo can't all be—"
began Daniel.
"Ho wna lazy, that's what ho was,"
said 8. Potts. "Ho wanted to git rich
quick, liko you do. Ho'd set by tho
dny with thorn uppers an' lowers in
his hand, openin' an' shuttin' his hand
so them tooth would champ open an'
shut before hie eyes, an' when'he got
tired in bis right hand he would shift
them teeth over into his left hud an'
"I wisht I had thought of that invention," said Daniel greedily.
"I bot you do,'.' said 8. Potts.
"That's about what sense you'vo got.
But it wasn't much to invent. I could
havo thought of it long before Poter
Guppy did, but I soon it was a foolish
thing to invont, so I didn't think of
it. Anybody could have soen that tho
only way to improve a perfect thing
like false toeth was to put powor into
them, but I wouldn't do it. No, sir! But
Potor Guppy went right ahead an' done
it. Ho sot right to work an' invented
Guppy's Auxiliary Motor Teoth, an,
was as proud ub pie. Soon as I Boon
'cm I shook my hond. I hated to discourage him, but I hadn't no faith in
solf-nctin' teeth, so I just hiked up my
head nn' shook it. But it didn't do no
good."   .
"I guess ho mado a lot o' monoy,
didn't ho?" asked Daniel wistfully,
"Out of an invention 1 had shook my
head at?" questioned S. Potts scornfully. "Petor Guppy thought he would
make a lot of money. That's what he
thought. Them teeth looked all right,
an' they would have fooled yon, Daniel. CHRISTMAS SUPPLEMENT
They waB rigged up with a clockwork
spring, an' when Peter Guppy touched
a button they went right to work an'
chewed. Just like I'm openin' an' shut-
tin' my hnnd here—ehamp, champ,
champ! That's the way they worked
when Peter Guppy held "em in his hand.
He figgered they'd save a lot of labor,
an' lots of time, too, because all a feller had to do was push his food into
his mouth, an' them teeth would do the
chewin', Poter Guppy was mighty
"I'd bo proud," said Daniol.
"I wasn't," said S. Potts. "1 waited. Peter Guppy went around town
tellin' how ho was the greatest benefactor Amorica over had, an' tbat all this
nation had needed waB him to invent
thorn teeth, an' now it would bo the
happiest on earth. He said everybody
know that what was the matter with
America was indigestion an' dyspepsia,
caused by lack of not chewin' their
food enough, cnused by the lack of time
for en tin'. Now, he said, folks wouldn't
have to chew long, they could chew
quick. Thoy could sot thoir teeth at
high speed, an' the toeth wonld chow
sixty bites a second, or if tbey wanted
to git some satisfaction chewin' tobacco or gum they could set the toeth at
■teoth," said S.-Potts, .."-They had to
have room in 'em for the spring, an'
that mnde 'em step mos' too high when
ho had 'em in his month, Peter had
only about a two-inch-high-mouth, an'
them teeth was three-inch steppers.
They sort o' strained his mouth. There
ain't nothin' much worse in false teeth
than to have 'em tread too high, 'specially when they tread by machinery. It
need to tire Peter all out, openin' an'
shuttin' hiB mouth that* way, sixty times
to tho second, an' them teeth used to
knock bo hard on the roof of his mouth
that he had to sit at mealB with one
hand on the tope of his head to hold
hisself down, an' even then he bounced
so hard on the chair that he jarred the
house some. The whole neighborhood
could tell when Peter was havin' a
little nourishment. He made a noiso
like a motor-boat. Them that Been him
said it wns sort o' funny to see him,
sottin' back with his mouth wide opon
an' tbem teeth jiggin' away inside of it.
Often he used to joggle clean off onto
the floor, an' if he didn't grab tho
table-leg with his froo hand ho would
joggle all 'round the room. I wouldn't
havo had tho things at no price."
"Neither would I," said Daniel.
"Yes,  you  would,"  snid  8.   Potts.
finger. They bit him three times before
he could git his finger out, an' he was
so mad he grabbed 'em an' threw 'em
across the room, an' they lit on the sofa
an' chewed a sofa-pillow till daybreak.
When Peter got np in the morning there
wasn't nothin' loft of the sofa-pillow
but fine leather dust, an' the teeth had
chewed on through' the sofa, an' fell
to tbe floor an' chewed tbe hind leg of
the sofa, clean off. Peter's wife was bo
mad she never smiled again until she
got bis insurance money. Peter died
from them teeth."
"I s'pose," said Daniel, thoughtfully,
"I s'pose that when them teeth bit
Peter they give him hydrophoby.'
8, Potts looked at him sorrowfully.
"Ef that ain't just like you, Daniell"
he said. "There ain't no logic in you.
Of course if thiB was a' parcel
o' lies I was tellin' you, it might be
tbat I'd go on an' say that Peter Guppy
got the hydrophoby from that bite, but
nothin' of that kind happened. Nat-
churally. Because them was Peter's
own teeth what bit him. If Peter had
had hydrophoby when them teeth bit
him then they would have give it to
him, like aB not, but ho didn't have.
The trouble was that he swallered them
teoth.   I don't suppose ydu know any-
low speed an' chow long an' steady. All
lazy people would havo to do would be
to sot with their mouths open an' lot
tho Guppy Auxiliary Motor Teoth go
ahead an' chow. Peter Guppy used to
stand down at tho post ollice corner an'
place thorn tooth on the sidewalk an'
set em, goin'. an' tho whole crowd
would stand off and admire 'em whilst
they champed away, sixty bites to the
second, as regular as clockwork."
'' What 'd ho put 'om on the sidewalk
for, 8. Potts?" askod Daniol.
"Thoy woro safest thore," said 8.
Potts. "Petor Guppy had let 'om
champ bo much in his hand that tho
muscles of his hand wns all tired out,
an' ho was afraid they might champ
out of his hand an' fall an' git broken;
but on tho sidewalk they just champed
nround in n circle, goin' kind o' hip.
poty-hop. Thoy traveled backward liko
u crab, but the action was more liko
a clamshell, only quicker. You don't
often see a clamshell open an' shut sixty
opens an' sixty shuts to tho second,
"I don't recall none," said Daniel.
"Why didn't he use them teeth in tha
regular way!"
'There was one bad thing about them
H.M.8. "Indomitable" at Quebec
"You would if I hadn't boon thore to
stop you. You would havo gone an'
bought a pair, liko as not. 'Twould
have boon just liko you to sleep with
tho blame things in your mouth, like
Poter did. That's what spoiled Potor's
looks. Ho'd been a fair looker boforo
that, but ono night ho went to bed with
them tooth in his mouth, an' thoy got
touched off accidental whilst ho was
aslocp, an' thoy champed all night, an'
the next morning Petor had tho top of
his mouth nil blistorod, oxcept where
thorn teeth had worn callouses, an' his
lowor jaw was pushed down so far out
of plumb that it was permanently low-
orod, nn' all tho rest of his life ho had
to go 'round lookln' liko a big-mouthed
buss out of water, Ho couliln 't git hiB
mouth shut by an inch. No, sir! You
bet ho never woro tiicm teoth to bed
again I'
"Took 'em out nights, I reckon,"
said Daincl.
•lie took 'om out," snid 8. Potts,
"bul. ho didn't do like ho ought to
have done an' put om' outside the
house. He laid 'em on the stand by hia
bed, an' woke drcamin' they was stole,
an' when he put out his hand to set if
they was there they bit him on the
thing about physiology, Daniel?"
'IWell, 8. PottB," said Daniol apolo-
gotically, "I ain't looked into it much.
You ain't never told mo much about—
what did you say thnt word was, S.
"Physiology," said S. Potts. "But
if you don't know nothin' about it, it
ain't much use tellin' you about what
happened to'-Potor Guppy, 'causo you
wouldn't understand it. I don't reckon
you know what au esophagus is, oven?"
"Now, 8. Potts," bognn Daniel pleadingly, "you know I never hnd any
osoph "
"Daniol,' saidS. Potts, "an esophagus is a sort of knob on tho inside of
your throat, that's what it is. It's
put there to help you swullor. But tho
wholo inside of Poter Guppy's throat
was spread wide by the constant chain-
pin' of thorn toeth, an' whore tho back
ond of them rubbed, hiB esophagus was
worn flown to a nubbin. So that's how
it happonod that whilst Petor Guppy
waB goin' down-town one day ho swallered his teeth, He threw back his head
to sneeze, an' whilst his mouth was
open them teeth slipped on down hii
throat. That wouldn't have been much
lots. Them teeth was a failure, an' any
way, if Petor Guppy had wanted to
'havo a pair he could have rigged up
another, but on the way down the pushbutton bumped against hiB esophagus,
an' it set them teeth goin'. Never shall
I forgit that scene, Daniel, an' I hope
it will be a lesson to you."
"I hope bo, S. Potts," said Daniel.
"I hope so, but I doubt it," said 8.
Potts. "I heard poor Peter yell, ah' I
run, an' so aid everybody, an' there was
poor Peter layin' on the ground, writh-
in' in agony, an' nobody knowed what
was tho matter. Some thought he was
havin' a fit, an' eome thought maybe
he was inventin' some new invention.
Then all of a sudden we seen a little
lump rise on his left knee, an' out come
them teeth. Whilst we was all dum-
founded, they sort of looked around an'
give a champ or two, an' jumped right
at Peter's other leg, an' disappeared,
sixty champs to the second. There
wasn't much we could do. Some said
one thing an' some said another, but
any of thorn wouldn't have done no
good; if so I would have done it. You
know that, Daniel. When the sun went
down there wasn't nothin' loft of Poter
Guppy but one shoe, an' them Auxiliary Motor Tooth had begun on that,
sixty bites to a second. But I stopped
that right then."
,    "I bet you did, S. Potts,", said Daniel enthusiastically. "I bet yon did."
"I did," said S. Potts. " 'Here,' I
says, 'them toeth has had fun enough,
an' it's tiino they stoppod. Wo'd bost
stop 'em whilst there's enough of Peter
Guppy loft to have a funeral with."
That's what I said, but I had to got
an nxo beforo I could kill them tooth,
an' then they nearly sprang on mc nn'
bit mo. But I was just u little too
quick for  'em."
"Thoro ain't no fnlso teeth goin' to
git tho best of you, S. Potts," said
Daniel admiringly. "But it doos scorn
Bort of too bnd thnt thoy had to be
killed off.   Thoy might have "
"There you go I" snid S. Potts. "If
that ain't just like you! Why, them
toeth was murderers! That's wlint they
Daniel Bhook hiB bond regretfully.
"I'd liked' to have seen 'em, S.
Potts," ho snid. "If yon hadn't killed
'cm that wny maybe 1 might havo seen
'em, an' if I hnd soon 'om I might have
knowed how to invent 'cm a littio bettor. Of course thoy wns murderers, but
you might have sort of arrested 'cm—
put 'em in tho penitentiary; Them teeth
oughtn't to have been killed thnt way
with nn axo, S. Potts, oven if you did
do it. Thoy ought to iinvo been arrested
an' tried. They ought, to have hud n
fair trial."
"Well, it ain't much uso tellin' you
things, Daniel," snid S, PottH with disgust. "Soems to mo like Peter Guppy
givo them toeth nil tho trinl they do-
sorv.od. I bet you don't oven boo the
moral what this talo lias got in it for
you. Do you now?"
Old Daniel wrinkled his brow nnd
thought deeply. Suddenly ho smiled.
"BiteJ" do!" he snid. "Sure I do, S.
Potts! When a feller invents Auxiliary
Motor Tooth ho don't wunt to uso 'em;
ho wants to soil 'em to other folks."
"Great howling Christmas candles!"
said S. Potts, and ho got up nnd wont
back to his saloon.
IT WAS tho dreamy hour after the
Christmas dinner, and tho girla wore
talking in the hushed tones appropriate to tho occasion.
"I'vo just heard of a now charm to
toll whothor any ono loves you, and, if
bo, who it is," whisporod Elsie.
"Whnt is it?" queriod Sophie, absently fingering her now diamond ring.
"Well, you take four or five chost-
nuts, nnmc ench of them aftor somo man
you know, and thon put them on tbo
stove, and tho first ono thnt pops is
tho one that loves you."
"Ifin," said Sophie, "I know a
hotter way than that."
"Do you?"
"Yob, indeed. By my plnn you tako
ono particular man, place him on the
sofa in tho parlor, sit close to him with
tho light a littio low, and look into
his eyes. And then if he doesn't pop
you'll know it's time to change the
man on the sofa." CHRISTMAS SUPPLEMENT
(Between the British   and   the   Boer
Armies, December 25, 1899)
By Julia Ward Howe
AT early dawn, one wintry day,
Two    armies,   oft   encountering,
Pledged to a fierce and fatal fight,
Each hateful in tho other's sight.
Why sounds no more *tho iron rain
Of missiles, nor tho cry of pnin!
And why do foomon greeting Bend
As to a brothor, or a friend?
In ancient times of bloody war
Stood portents in tho heavens afar,
And cloud-built hosts with scorning rago
Approachod each other to engage.
What stood between tho foes that day
To koep tho battle fiend away!
What emblem consecrates tho morn?
Tho viBion of a Babe new-born.
Foreseen in many a prophet's mind
As tho Redeemer of Mankind;
Belov'd, for help that He should bring
To human woo and suffering.
The centuries that Jio botwoen
His snered glory cannot screen.
Ho bids tho bitter couflict censo,
And iifts His infant voice for peace.
Oh! Babo adored! What passions wild
Are stilled boforo that littio Child
Whose gentle Mothor slitill become
The guardian spirit of tho home!
His two small' hands aro stretched in
The sanguinary field above.
"Oh! harm each other uot!" ho cries,
"Henceforth encounter brothorwise."
Thus Ho who lived and died for all
Announced His holy festivat
And so th' opposing armies lay
At penco on blessed Christmas Day.
THERE is a better thing thnn the observance of Christmas Day—and
that is, keeping Christmas.
Arc you willing to forget what you
havo done for other people, and to remember what othor people havo   done
for you?
Aro you willing to stoop down and
considor tho needs nnd the desires of
littio children; to remember tho weakness and loneliness of people who are
growing old; to stop asking how much
your friends lovo you, and ask your-
EUGENE FIELD was a guest at an
English country house, and the
hostoss had, as a specinl mark of
honor - to tho guest, reserved for hiB
visit tho finest strawberries of bor
raising. When tho borrieB came to tho
table they were cortninly beauties, but
tho hostess notified with horror that
Field didn't touch tho fruit, but Bat
looking at it in deep thought.
"Why, Mr. Field," anxiously asked
the hoBtess, "don't you like my strawberries?"
MID Grcenlnnd's polar ico and snow,
Where watermelons seldom grow
'.It's far too cold up there, you
There dwelt a bold young Eskimo.
Beneath tho sclf-samo icoborg's slinde,
in fur of seal and benr urruyed
(Not over cleanly, I'm nfrnid),
There lived a charming Esltiumld.
Thro'out tho six months' night they'd
(All, ye of sage, think what n boon).
To stop ut ten is much too soon
Beneath tho silvery Eskimoou.
'iho hated rival now we Bee!
(You spy the coming tragedy.
But I can't help it; don't blamo mo.)
An Kskinuichor vile was ho.
Ho found the lovers there ulone.
He killed them with liis uxo of bono.
(You see how fierce tlio talo hiiB'growu)
The fond pair died with an Eskimoan.
Two graves woro dug, deep in tho ice,
Wero lined with furs, moth bulls, nnd
Tlio two wero buried in a trice,
Quito safo from all the Eskimioo.
Now Fido comes, alas, too Into!
(I hope it's uot indclicnto
Theso littio incidents to stato)—
Tho Eskimurdcror ho nto.        ,
Upon un Eskimo to sup
Was too much for an Eskipup—
Ho died. His Eskimemory
Is thus kept grocn in verso by me.
A NEWLY-ENGAGED couple were
enjoying somo blissful moments
alone after tho Christmas dinner.
They had broken tho wishbone at tho
"Tell mo what you wished," sho nsk-
od shyly.
"Tell mo whnt you Wished," he returned.
"Woll-.rl will if you will."
"I hnto to do it—it might not como
"But maybo it wonld. Now, you
promised, you know."
"Woll, I—or—I wished you'd let mo
kiss you.   Now, whnt did you wish!"
"Oh, I daren't toll!"
"But you promisod."
"Well—I wished you'd get your
Sentinels of the Forest
self whothor you lovo thorn enough; to
try to understand what those who live
in the same house with you really want,
without waiting for them to tell yon; to
trim your lamp bo that it will givo
nioio light and less smoke, and to carry
it in front so thnt your shadow will
fall bohind you; to make a gravo for
your ugly thoughts and a garden for
your kindly feelings, with tho gnto
open—ure you willing to do these things
oven for a dny! Then you can keep
Are you willing to believe that lovo
is tlio strongest thing in the world-
stronger thnn hate, strongor than evil,
stronger than dentil—and that tho
blessed Life which bogan in Bethlehem
ninotcen hundred years ago is tho
imago and brightness of the Etornnl
Lovo?   Thon you enn keep Christmas.
And if you can keep it for a day,
why not always?
But you can never keep it alone.
—Henry van Dyko.
Know All Men by These Presents:
Smoker's Pride cigars.
Purple cravats,
Hopeless hairbrushes.
Noisy neckties,
Dainty smoking jackets.
Agonizing bathrobes.
Fairylike bath slippers.
Unreliable umbrellas.
Meerschaum (?) 'pipes.
Monogram sockB.
Chaste cigarette boxes.
Maddoning match safes.
Enigmatic, toilet articles.
Scandalous scarf pins.
Love-knot cuff links.
Full back pyjamas.
Embroidered suspenders.
Tippy aBh-recoivors.
More match boxes.
More cigars.
THE night with tho shifting flakes
iB thick,
Old Boreas blows and blow's,
And now is tho time when speeds Saint
Ovor tho pilod-up snows;
For close at my knee there stands a
And pleads in the cuddling pause
That follows  his  kiss and his sweet
"good night":
"Is there a Santa Claus?"
And I answer: "Yos, to bo sure there
Why straight from the polo ho comes
With hiB roindocr, Dasher, and Franco,
/      and Whizz,
And a load of sleds and drums,
And a host of wonders both tin and
Intended for lass nnd lad:
Aye, oceans of toys for tho children
But sticks for tho children bad."
So wo talk and guess, and Saint Nick
we hear
Whonover a sleigh-bell rings;
And into tho chimney throat wo peer
While tho back log. glows and sings.
Till, careless of drifts besieging deep,
And mnny a snow whirl, wraith,
Tucked fast in bis bod ho lies asleep,
Secure in his childish faith.
Dream, happy yonngstor, your fondest
Of Dnshor, and Whizz, nnd Prance;
Not mino tho arrogant faith, meseoms,
To shatter ono lenst romance.
For tho time draws near in tho future's
Btoro,   ,
When, keen to a thousand flaws,
Grown wise—too wiso—you will ask no
"Is there a Santa Claus?"
A LITTLE five-year-old nskod for
a second piece of cake at tho
Christmns supper-table, and
when hor mother refused, tho little ouo
lookod at hor vory seriously nnd Baid:
"Mamma, don't you know thnt Tho
Ladies' Homo Journal says that when
your little girl asks for anything to eat
it's a sign she needs it, and hor appetite
is the safest guide to feed hor by? So
you'd bettor givo it to mo!"
"Oh, yes," replied Field, "I know
I shall lovo them. But I was thinking, if I ato them, how they would spoil
my appotite for prunes."
A PALE poet who wrote pale poetry
wns taken to the White House
ono dny and presented to President Roosevelt by n friend. Tho friend
und tho president bad occasion to go
downstairs, followed by tho pale poot,
who logged n few stops behind.
"I don't like that man's pootry,"
suld tho president.   "It is anaemic."
Whon tho president left, the poot
turned to his friend nnd said: "Did
I understand the president to refer to
my poetry as' anaemic!"
"Anaemic!" snid tho friend. "Oh,
no!" And then, working his wits
ovortimo, he* added: "You misunderstood.   He said it was academic."
A FEW hours nftor tho vory elaborate Christmas dinnor littio Mario
was taken violently ill, and her
cousin Elizabeth, who had boon unhappy nil day on account of Marie's
prettier dress, was heard to whisper in
an nwod voice: "Mario's got the
prottiost clotheB, all right, but I've
got tbo strongest stomnch."
Christmas gifts, by any other name,
-Would make us bankrupt just the same,
THIS most persistent lovor soomod to
make no progress whatever with
tho object of his affection;  she
gave him no apparent oncouragomont.
Finally he said:
"My dear Gertrude, can you give me
no hope—none whatever!"
"No, my dear boy, I cannot; not one
■peek of hopa--f or I am going to marry
mals wero driven to jump over a bar ment tuns in. the name of the Commis-
from dread of a -whip or a red-hot iron sioners of Inland Revenue, but it is gon-
—a disgrace to the humanity of man!— orally the same announcement, bar that,
is gone by. Sympathy with the animal, Tho very largest amount the Treasury
patience   with    its   deficiencies,   3ms ever got at ono swoop from this source,
brought about a perfection of education so I am told, was $5,000, though that
which cruelty altogether failed to se- did not come under my own cognizance
cure.   .   .   .Tho trainor is no longer hero.   And, I believe, the lowest sum
'TTHE  name  of Carl Hagenbeck' is  a taskmnstoi*,~or the beast a slave. There we have ever had was a shilling, which
A Famous
Animal Trainer
X known.all over the world as the
greatest dealer in wild animals.
For half a century he has been a hunter, trainor, keoper, breeder, and exhibitor of evory kind of boast, and a general purveyor of livo stock to all the principal zoological gardens in the world.
A MEMBER of the peace committee -
saw two youths fighting. He
pushed through the crowd and
appealed to the'combatants to desist.
"My good young, fellows, settle your
disputes* by arbitration. Ench of you
choose -half a "dozen friends to arbitrate."
"Hurrah!"—yelled tho crowd.   "Do
as the gentleman says."
Having seen the twelvo arbitrators
subsists between' tbem tbe wholesome somobody onco dropped into the letter-
and happy relation of teacher and pu- box with the usual' explanatory note,
pil." , "That  defaulter must have had a
Hagenbeck's experiences of elephants very tender conscience indeed; far more 'selocted" to tho   satisfaction of both
nro extremely interesting. They arc un- so than most men who pay income-tax.  Bioes  tho man of peace wont on   his
questionably among the most intelligent Dodging tho pnymont of this tax is   way rejoicing.
..... of animals.     "Thoy are wonderfully reckoned not only right, but even credit-     Hnlf an hour later he returned that
The extraordinary experiences he has  quick of apprehension, have remarkably able,  by  some  men;' but  five postal  way  and found tho whole street in
met with in tho course of his business,  retentive memories, and in their likes, orders for a pound each, which camo   an uproar.
the, wonderful  tales  of  the  creatures   as in thoir aversions, thoy display great not long ago to us for conscience-money,      	
which have passed through his hands,  intensity and depth of feoling. Tbe elo- proves that not every man with a modor-
form tho most interesting portion of   phant is a much clovoror creature than   ate income can stifle the 'still, small
"Heasts   Olid   Men."   Which   IS  tbe  tltlo    tho hnran    nn.l  1iIh  nnww ht  ,Uft-'(.,.|.,.li,i.    vniee' wlifio   lio li.ia annnooAotl In  '.Iniiiir
of his reminiscences. tion is almost human."   Moreover, an
Hagenbeck has been a truo friend) elephant "fallB in love" just like n
to tho dumb creatures which ho has human being, Hagenbock quotes a strik-
gathered from all parts of tho world ing instance of this:—
for distribution among the zoos and cir-      „Somo years ag0 t had in m   Zo0.
cuses.   As -Dr. Chalmors Mitchell Bays ,   ical 0arien a6yollng buU elephant
in an appreciative introduction, "He thnt had just arrived at maturity. This  cxpoctodly?"
has been a notablo pioneer in tho proper animal becam0 cnamoroa „_. _ yom„      "No," he replied; "we should genor-
hnndling of wild nnimals.   .   .   .   ho C0W| and| his atfoeti0n being returned,  ""y &ua thc *aslt impossible.   Besides,
is n naturalist with a gonuino affection it   waB   „n   interesting  and  touching   wo nro only too glad to get the money
and sympathy for animals, nnd in all sigut to see thorn tenderly caressing ono   at alll   Many folk look upon tbe Treas
the collector.' "
"I suppose," I put in, "that tho
Treasury docs not take any special stops
to discover the personalities of any of
these conscience-stricken defaulters who
thus send their money to its coffers un-
"Good graciousl What is the mat-
tor, now?" asked the peacemaker,
"Shure, sor," snid a bystander, "the
arbitrators nre at work."
A MAN, who looked to bo a giant in
strength, brought his mcok little
wife   before   the   magistrate, .
charging her with cruel treatment of
himself, au uncontrollable temper nnd
un incorrigible disposition.
Tho magistrate looked the big fellow
hia handling of them ho sees to it that  ShcVrYdSed'irtastTh^lonuhic-  W •» » veritable gold-mine, a depart-  °™ HifaThis stool a'wlff aE
thoir health and gonoral condition is tho  nesB of tho bll„,9 marital affecstioll b    ment never really needing moneyl   But  P™">™? ",v »' ?» »'» •_.*■* wl.f°* a?kDi
the husband:
wio introduction of n third party-a I <""> "'sure you that this is wrong. Our                         ,,„„.«»lf 9 w
■g?u-  somewhat cynical proceeding, perhaps, """to has long beon-nnd I behevo it v™ *» Zlf^l, W
lhn8 but it wns all in the cause of science, always will bo—'Tho smallest contnbu- a0Jm-™»™!        .
is n   n„„ ,,nv  „,,ilot tllo h„„ „„ „„<„„•„,, tion thankfully receivod.'   So we wcl- n I'on-tninoi, vo
first care.
From his earliest childhood Hai
bock has been accustomed to deal   _     _m
with livo animals. His father was a oie day7whiisrth7\un""w«re^oyine  tion "thankfully received.'   So wo web   „„„,„,„„„„„,,„„,,..
dealer in a small way, and initiated him a dozC| ],js iovoa ono -was led away, and  como tnc8<! vatious gifts of conscionco-   wa8 l"° P'ouu "-I")'
into  tho  business  wliich  undor  thoir anotho'r, somewhat older, but to nil ap-  money whonovor they arrive.   And tho
joint management soon developed con- ,,oaranees thoroughly lovable cow intro-  oftoner they come nnd tho larger they
siderably. Hagenbeck tolls somo amus- ducod in hor stead.   Whon tho elephant  are tho better wo liko them!"
Well, air, what havo
 hut business
your Honor,"
ing stories of these days:—
"In our early days we bad many   .
. mishaps. On ouo occasion wo woro
aroused in the middle of tho night by
a torrifiod night-watchman, who informed us that an enormous seal was perambulating tho streets of Hamburg (where
Hngonbeck lived). Wo rushed out
with nets, and just succeeded in securing tho creature as it was about to return to its native element. On another
awoke ho immediately discovered his
loss, and, puying not tho least attention
to tho blandishments of the new cow, he
rnged about tho yard in a pitiful state
of agitation until his sweetheart was
restored to him."
In othor ways elephants aro models
of domestic virtue, the'parents' devotion to thoir children being as great as
their lovo for each othor; and it is quito
occasion n hyaena escaped from its cage   J™-»bb   with   what   kindness el,
and was only recaptured after a long  V       , k   k y
and    decidedly    dangerous  nocturnal  mma tim0i an Jop_*nt can pMV0 a vory
* tt       i    i y     ...-_. „..„*.„..,„..■=■   "fily customer wben the devil of mis-
Among Hugenbock's chief customers    ^. ^.^ ,,.     nnd H      bcck te„B
was  Ph.neas'T.  Barnuni   the  famous   many thrilling Btories of Barrow oaeapes
American circus owner. He tolls us:—    ..•*..!? .    .     !  .
'Damum paid us his first visit in
November, 1872, and on that occasion
purchased animals from us to tbe valuo
of about £3,000. Ho wns touring Europe,
ho told ino, in search of new ideas, and
as I was able to supply him with some
such (nmong othor things I told hiin
ubout tbo racing elephants of India, and
of tho uso of ostriches as saddle nnimals) he paid mo the compliment of
inviting mo to join him in his enterprise, with a ono-third share of tho
profits.    I proforrod, howovor, to ro
ho has had from several animals that
passed through his hands.
YES," said a Treasury official, with
whom tho writer recently had a
conversation, "we usually recoivo
something like $50,000 n yonr on account of the trouble given by guilty
consciences.   It comes in all sorts of
ways.   I havo known a singlo sovereign,
wrapped up in a piece of paper, to be
mai'n in Hainburgau'd develop my own  dropped into our letterbox, with n add-
busincss " ea neacMei sentenco thnt it was for
It was juBt about this time that Ha-  conscience-money!     Then,   ngain,   wo
gonbeek  received  his  record  consign-  ofton get sums by registered letter with
D    -    •- ■    .- -  -* '■•-   similar statements attached.     I have
opened packets containing ns much as
"What was your queerest experience
task thut nwaitcd him:
"I shall novcr forget tho sight whicli
tlio courtyard (of tho Suez Hotel) presented. Elephants, giraffes, antelopes,
nud   buffnlo   wero   tethered   to   tho
Frolic and folly,
Evoryono jolly
'    Once in a year!
Carols and kisses,
Bsrrols of blisses,
Whnt a time this is;
Christinas is hero!
For a whole day now,
Fling care away now,
Let us bo gny now,
All is good cheer!
Tears may como after;
Now, only laughter
Shakes the old rafter:
Christmas is hire!
White spray, I wonder
If I should blunder
Kissing Rose under
That chandelier?
That is love's diet.
I" mean to try it
Onco on the quiet.
Christmas is hero!
So, then, horo gocB, you
Sweet littio Rose you:
Who would suppose you
Could bo so denr!
Lip liko a cherry,
Much Bwoetor, very,
Lot us make merry:
Christmas is hero!
Tight in my' arm then,
What was the hnrm theu!
Without alarm then
In a pink ear,—
Suddenly bolder,
Over her shoulder
I lenned nnd told her:
"Christmns is hcrel"
A COLLEGE professor who was always ready for a joko was UBk-
ed by a student ono day if ho
would liko n good recipe for catching
rabbits.   "Why, yes," replied tho professor.    "What is it?"
"Well," said the student, "you
crouch down behind u thick stone wall
and muko a uoiso liko n turnip."
"Thnt may bo," said tho professor
with a.twinkle in his eye, "but a better wny than that would be for you to
go and sit quietly in a bod of cabbago
and look natural."
A TWELVE-YEAR-OLD   boy,   who
bad roigncd supreme over par-
—       cntB and household all through
his dozen yearB, wob surprised one morning to hear tho cry of a littio baby
"Isn't it nico, Tommy," said tho
jubilant father, "that wo havo another
"Yes, it is nice, father," said
Tommy, us he saw the end of his reign;
"but what bothers me is, was it necessary?"
incut of animals. Cassanova, ono of his
travellers, sent word thnt he was making his way out of tho interior of Nubia with huge caravans of captured nni-        .-„,,,.-.,
mnls, but thnt ho was too ill to bring In that kind of receipt?" I inquired,
thorn homo.   It wob neocssary for Hn-      " Wo got n tin box, and heavy it w.
gonbock to go to Suoz to tnke chargo of  hy post one morning," said tho clerk,
tho nnimals and bring them back to   "When wo opened it wo found n short
Europe.   Ho was a trifle surprisod at tho   note saying that 'XXX.' wished to
mako amends for his deceit iu returning
his statement  of income, nnd ndding
thnt wo should find the amount due in
BOVoroignB in tho box.   So wo unpnekod
tho smnll pnrccls there, nnd took from
palms, sixteen grent ostriches" wore each tho gold coins thoy enclosed. The
strolling nbout looso, and, in uddltion, total amounted to $1,800, which you will
thoro woro no fowor thnn sixty lnrgo ngroo was n vory good haul for ono
enges  containing  n   rhinoceros,  lions,   morning's work m this wnyl"
panthers,   cheetahs,   byaenns,   jackals,      "You don't got such strokes of luck   fellowship of domestic love.    Industry
civots,   caraculs,   monkeys, and many   every day!" I asked. t •     halts before tlio manger and listens tn
kinds of birds." "Oh, no; they como'very irregulnrly.   carols from celestial lips.
THE wheels of industry will bo stilled today.   A thousand mills will
bo ns silent us the star abovo tho
Bethlehem manger.   Tho workmen will
bo by their own firesides, rejoicing in
MISS MAUDE ADAMS was driving
nlong nn English country road
last summer with tho curnto of
thc village church, who was a man of
vory small stnturo. A party of American tourists passing tlio couple recognized the actress.
"Ah," Baid thc curate to his com-
pnnion, "thnt is tlio ponnlty of fnmo!"
"Whnt was thnt?" nsked the nctrcss.
"Thoso poople recognized yon ns
Mnude Adams," replied the curate
"Aro you sure?" answered Miss
Adams. "Aro you certain they didn't
rocognizo 'Tho Littio Minister'?"
WHEN you find tho intelligent woman at a  loss fnr un  answer
just remember that you  havo
Labor  lays   found the exception wliich mnkes tlio
It Ib nn over-prosont subject of dis-  Sometimes a wholo woek ellipses without   down its tools, takes up tlio song nnd   rulo.
forgets tho bum nnd crash of niighty "Woman is peculiar," said tho has-
mnchinory. Wealth bends with n gift band of n bright woman with just a
for tho needy 'and a word of cheer for   shade of cynicism.
cussion whothor "animals are trained to our   receiving   ono,   but seldom intro
porform through fear or whether it is than that.   And it is curious that most
"nil dono by kindness." It is quite people wish to havo some acknowlcdg-
ccrtnin that in tho old days thoy wore ment of tho receipt of their conscience-
urged on to do thoir tricks by tho bas- money in tho daily paper, wliich is why
est menns.  But theso cruel methods nre you so ofton see in the Press a para-
tliings of yestorday we are told, and it graph after this stylo:
is a good thing that it is so. There is no      "X.Y.Z.—Tho Chancellor of the Ex-
doubt Carl Hagenbeck has had a tre- chequer wiBhes to acknowledge receipt  together today.   It is not the floating able,
mondous share in doing away with theso of $750 on account of unpaid income-  arsenals of tho sea; it is not conferences      "Yob," was tho quick response, "but
infnmous practices. He assures us that: tax."                                                    nt The Hague, nor tho "parliament of just remember this, that sho docs not
"The period when unfortunate ani-      "Or it may be that the advertise-   *•■■•« "   ■> "'	
tho lowly
'Battle flags aro furled
In tho parliament of man, tho federation of tho world."
It is not science thnt brings humanity
'Well, whnt now?" Bhe quoried,
"Why, sho jumps at a mouse nnd sho
jumps at a proposal of marriage," was
the reply, whicli ho thought unauBwer-
mnn."   A "little Child" has led them,  jump in the snmo direction at both." THE BUCK-EYE
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