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VOL. 1.
NEAV MICHEL, BRITISH COLUMBIA, SATURDAY, MAY 8, 1909.
NO. 32
Hotel Michel
T. Crahan,     v   :    -     Proprietor
The Largest, Most Modern
and Best Equipped in the Pass.
Michel, - British Columbia
FOR   YOUR
Spring  Coughs
 , j ■ . - ■—i. Use —-, ■-. ———-
Dr. Cooper's
Cough Balsam
A guaranteed specific for recent and chronic Coughs,
Bronchitis, Asthma, Hoarseness, Loss of Voice, and
and all iuritable conditions, of the Throat atid Lungs.
KENNEDY'S
DRUG AND BOOK STORE
NEW MICHEL'
Imperial Bank of Canada
•; Head Office: TORONTO
Capital Authorized $10,000,000.
Capital Paid up $5,000,000, Rest $5,000,000
Savings Bank Department.
Interest 'Mowed on Deposits at Current Rate
-..'.   from Date of Deposit.
Drafts, Money Qi'ders and Letters of Credit issued, available
.. .jn any part of the World.
-MICHEL BRANCH,  '" •*•       t. B. BAKER, ManauKU.
w      A      JU      jUj
For the month of May
WATCHES
COMPARE   THE   PRICES   WHERE   YOU   WILL
An opportunity nevbi' had before in the Crow's Nest Pass,
of purchasing at such exceptionally low prices
Jewel Walthain, iitted in Silverado cash. 18 size
regular price J 7.7o.   Special for May, 8.4.1)5
15 Jewel Walthain, Silverado or Nickel case. Ill-size
1        .   . regular price  10.00.   Special for May, . 7.'!6
17 Jewel P. S. Bartlctt, Silvf'rodb' case. IN size
rijgiiiarilri.ee  14.-00.   Special for May,    0.00
Jewel Vanguard, Nickel case'. IK size
regular pried  47.«0. . Special for May,   40.00
bur Heavy Mina Watch
regular price    (1.00.   Special for May,    4.50
'At u small extra coat we fit the iibove in I'ortnne or Cashier Case's.   A few .Ladies'
ll and 0 size Watches, fitted with 25 year Cashier case's, for $(6.60,
We give a written guarantee With each of the above Watches'
■ enabling ybu to return if not satisfactory
Somerton Bros. 1HLERS   New Michel
41  Meat market Ltd 41
■ High-class Butchers
New Michel
All meat fresh killed--"PrimeBeef; Pork; and Mutton
Dairy Butter,   Mild-cured Hams a'iid Bacon—Fish
in Season
The Store Where They Send What You  Order
2     Deliveries*   [Jisiily    2
Great Northern
HOTEL
NEW MICHEL, B. C,
i
EVERYTHING   FIRST-CLASS
Cuisine Unsurpassed
Bar Stocked with the Finest
Attendance Unexcelled
McCool & Moore,   M   Proprietoi
HOTEL   KOOTENAY
New Michel, B. C.
T,,-   CYCLONE   Kit),   MARTIN'S   HAUL,   IVIONOAV,    MM    \t
Laurenson & Douglas
[Proprietb
TRADES COMMITTEE BUSY
Regular meeting of Trades Committee held'at Great
Northern Hotel on Tuesday evening May 4th' Officers
present, T, B, Baker, President; A. J, McCool, Vice President, G-. B. Stedman, secretary-treasurer,
McCool—McFarlane. That our regular meetings be
held on tbe 1st and 3rd of each month instead of the 1st
Communication received from A. C. Nelson, collector,'
Cranbrook, noting our letter ill connection with enrol' in
scbool tax rate.  '
Communication received froin W. Ei Skinner, Limited,
Winnipeg, regarding consulting engineer for- electric light
plant and waterworks.    Ordered fyled.
Communication received from J: D. Hurd, general-manager of tbe Goal Oo.j advising that Mr. Depew would look
into the matter and arrange for a dumping ground;
McCool—-Hopwood. Tbat secretary be instructed to
advise police regarding dumping ground.
McFarlane—Tipping. That secretary Write government
agent at Cranbrook) requesting an appropriation bf $500.00
for sidewalks.
Moore—Somerton. That in our opinion; 'the merchants
and business men who take no interest in the advancement
of the town, by absenting themselves from meetings and at
the same time derive equal benefits from the efforts of the
Trades Committee, are not to be commended.
RATES $2.00 A DAY
Everything First-Class and Comfortable
Nothing but White labor employed
FREE BUS MEETS ALL TRAINS
Singe*'Sewing Machines
The Beit In the World.   Simple, Strong,' Silent, Speedy
for sale at W. B. King's fruit store, New Michel,
Needles, Oil and Repairs.
F; J; Gonroyj Agent;
Michel   Canadian   Club
A meeting was held in ihe Trite's-Wood Co; store on
Sunday, when a Canadian Club wiis formed with the following officers: Hon-prcsidCnt. J. D. Hul'd; president, T, B,
Baker; vice-president, A. J. McCool; secretary-treasurer; G.
H, McKay; and Messrs. Stedriianj Stbwart and Mast; executive committee. It is proposed tb bold !i celebration here on
Dominion Day.
A Heart to Heart Talk With Our Readers
There ia 11 large number of copies ot llii* Reporter Hold here each wedk on the
streets. Now, most ot these; copies arc bought WOCJkly by tho same people, and it
would 1)0 very much to their advnntagt toflubscrlbd, if they only knew it.
Itis with tin full purpose of letting them know it, that, wo write this, and we
W'ill endeavor to show'them how it will nntonly bonelit Ihe town, but will be of
great persona! advantage to theiusolvr-. Coining in, in weekly driblets of live Hi
ten cent pieces, the amounts are too trivial .witb which to make much of a dicker
with Hit: lype-founnry. Owing to tile increase of business at the Reporter oflice, it
is absolutely necessary, if we are to lo cp pace with the growth of the town, that
we have more type and machinery.    II' member, we have neither a corporation nor
a union at our hack, from which Wt ilddraw funds for an equipment,   but rely
solely on the support of our advertiser- mid subscribers.
There arc scores of those who buy the paper each week, to Whom ihe sum of
two dollars is a mere bagatelle. Now. if we had the-e weekly buyers drop in hero
during the coining month, bach with two dollars to pay for a year's subscription,
it woufii mean a substantial payment we could make to the type-foundry for more
type and. additional machinery. Willi these we. could turn out a better paper and
one more in'keeping with thei rapid progress of the place.
Thb advertisers are doing their share, let Hie readers conic forward and help
place our town before the world, second to none in the Pass. We can do it, if you
will help. We'll have our receipt book ready and the police ImvO .promised to be
on hand in case of any extra crush. Now, let's see how many people there are
here who rbally value the interest of the place* to the extent ol spending two dollars for a yburfs subscription to the Reporter, to help this paper build up the town,
enhance the value nf their property, stand up for their rights and faithfully chronicle- the passing events of this locality,
"Elk Valley Beer"
Pure and
Pleasing^
Manufactured, from
Canadian Malt;
Bohemian Hops
stnd the now Famous   .
Ciystal Spring Wai
Elk Valley Brewing Co., Limitec
Livery, Feed and Transfer •
Bus se'j'vicc; five trips daily be'twocti the
C, P. R. Station and the Kootenay Hotel
Fare, Bound Trip ;	
Single Fare.,,,. ■
GEO. FISHER, Propriet
SLICK UP
Get Your Hirsute Appendage Clipped and Your
Whiskers Pushed in at tbe Great Northern Tonsor-
ial Parlors—You're next.
P. M. Mac Landers, Pr<
eTV. Holding Co7       7
Builders and Contractors
Repairs and alterations promptly attended to.
Estimates cheerfully given	
New Mid
ETAIL
MERCHANT:
11/HOLESALE and V%
WMEAT   K
P. BURNS $ CO
LIMITED
The   Government  Should   Act  at   Once
What might have proven a fatal ac-ident occurred last evening when Mr. Hop-
wood of llie-II Meat Market, horsb, d> livery rig and load went over Ihe precipice!
at tiie rock cut into the creek. l)y sii-cr good fuck, Ilopwood escaped almost un-,
injured, Ihe horse was rather badly bruised and tho.rig and contents were saved.    |
It was a drop of at least twenty feel and how be got ofl'so easily is a miracle.
This is not Ihe lirst time Dial a righos gone over at this place, and we beg to draw
the attention of th*5 (lovcrtiinent to this dum-erspol. It, lies directly on t'nvern-
inent road, tho only thoroughfare between here and Michel and is traversed by
hundreds of teams. Some day, we may have something far more serious to report,
if it ia not put into shape ut once.   Thero is no protection whatever for trallic and
(Continifd oh hack' ftoge)
All Meats bear Government Inspectio
Stamps. Give us your orders fc
Choice Butter, Eggs and Smoked Meat
Printing
The Business Kind.   That's What Keeps Us Busy;  Se -**■>
THE REP0ETEE,  MICHEL,  BEITISH COLUMBIA.
PEARLS IN AUSTRALIA
FISHING FOR GEMS IS A GROWING INDUSTRY.
Shells Rather Than Pearls Are the
Source of the Big Fortunes Amassed by Men Who Gather the Jewels
OK the Coast of Queensland-
Malays and Japanese Do Most of
the Diving.
Australasian pearl fishers make
their lortune more by the shells they
gather than the pearls they find. The
Australian pearl is not to be compared with the Oriental; it is too
pale and lacks the beautiful sheen,
as a rule, of the latter. The Australian pearl-shell, on the other hand, is
most valuable, while the Oriental
shell is worthless, or practioally so.
Australian shells are large and thiok,
while Oriental shells are small und
Thursday Island is the great centre
of the pearling industry in Australia,
but this extends pretty well all round
the coast ol Queensland, and Dam-
pier Land, on the desolate northwest
coast of the continent, is also famous
for its trade in this respect. Of course,
it is because ol tbe mother-of-pearl
lining that the shells are valuable.
This iridescent lustre is due to the
minute undulations of alternate layers of carbonate of lime and membrane. The rough outer coat of the
shell is scraped away, and the mother-of-pearl is then ready to be cut
into knife-handles, mirror frames, etc.
AH round York Peninsula—that finger-like projection in the north of
Queensland—and upon the numerous
islands without, the Great Barrier
Beef, pearling stations abound. On
the edge of the tropical jungle the
little settlement is built, the station
house, long and low, with a broad
verandah, occupying some knoll or
half-way up the slope of a hill, and
looking down upon the store sheds
and boat sheds and the Kanakas' hut
and kitchen.
Pearl shells are worth anything
erdund $1,000 a ton at Thursday Island, at Broome, in Dumpier Liftid,
or at any Australian port, and if sent
direct to other countries they are
■worth as much as $1,450 a ton. From
400 to as many thousand shells go to
the ton, according to size. The best
Australian shells are the black and
gold-tipped, and many tons oi these
are annually exported. Of course,
what pearls are found are so much
extra value, needless to say; ond
stones are sometimes found worth
$10,000 and more. Pearls worth $1,000
or $1,500 are not uncommon.
For the greater part, the pearling is
carried on by pearling companies
that run fleets of boats, but there art*
many private individuals engaged in
the industry. A fair amount of capital is required to start in it—$5,000 or
so. With that a man may buy a
small schooner, lugger or yawl, stock
it, and hire a Malay or Japanese diver, and a small crew of Kanakas
Much of the diving is still done by
Malay or Kanaka "boys" in the primitive garb of Nature, jumping in
feet first from the side of a small boat,
and then swimming to the bottom' oi
the sea, remaining under for' a minute or a minute and a hall.
An expert diver of the latter class
demands as much as $750 advance
money and $100 on each ton of shell
he brings up. There is not much
danger from sharks if there are many
divers working together, and so the
unrobed Malays, who generally work
In gangs enjoy greater immunity than
the solitary indie-rubbered and hel-
meted diver. White men do not dive;
they superintend matters in the yawl
or on the schooner perhaps opening
the shells. Great watchfulness has to
be exercised over the Malays and
Kanakas, for a pearl is very easily
secreted in the loin-cloth, month or
oars; and, moreover, the "hoys" inny
take it into their heads to murder the
white manager and share the precious spoil.
Many white men who trust themselves alone in a boat with a Malay
or Kanaka crew are never heard of
more — they disappear mysteriously,
or are renorted as having fallen over-
hoard. The skipper nnd the male—
dl there is one—of a pearling lugger
or yawl has to be nn expert revolver
uhot, and may well bo said to carry
his life continually in his hands. He
has to sleep on n hair-trigger, so to
•speak—to be ever ready for mutiny or
treachery in some shape or another
from one or more o{ his crew. It
does not do to indulge in a brown
study—to loll over the tnffrp.il dreaming of home. A push or a blow from
a Malay "Itris" may, end all further
dreaming.
Pearling is only nossiblo at certain
seasons. When the weather turns
'cold and the trade winds become
blusterine, the fleets return to the stations. The shells are -then sorted,
•washed, weighed, and packed in
eases. They are chiefly sold by public auction.
A pearl-oyster is not an oyster at
tail rcullv, but a species of mussel,
-and, in the majority of cases a peari
is literally "the gorgeous tomb of a
tape-worm." The nucleus of a pearl
was formerly supposed to be a grain
of sand or some other extraneous matter that had worked inside the shell,
but it is now found to be, as a rule,
one of these parasites. Annoyed by
the tape-worm, the oyster or mussel
squirts its nacre or juice over it, and
■mothers it, thus forming the pearl.
Like the mussel, the pearl-oyster
attaches itself to stones and rocks by
mean of fine but strong fibrous cords
or "byssus," and not like the oyster.
by a secretion of shell-matter. Only
in the adult oyster nre pearls found
of any si?.e. After the fourth yeor it
is calculated the yield of pearls, both
in quality and quantity greatly Increases. Pearls are often found embedded in the shell, vorklnt* through
to the outer surface, for the oyster
seems to be able to change his coat,
or else It wears away.
The rarest and most valuable of all
[Australian pearls ia a black pearl,
and the most famous pearl found in
those waters la the Southern Cross-
lit was in three portion), and minus
(be left arm.
Five "Bobbies" a Week
The old-age pension officer was ques.
tioning the 'old woman with a zeal
worthy of a nobler salary.
"And now," he said, "we come to
the important questions. Have you
ever been in receipt- ol parish relief?"
"Never!" answered the old woman.
Foiled again, the o^cer turned to
the last question on tbe list.
'Tell me," he Knurled, "have yon
ever been in the hands of the police?"
Sbe hung her head.
"Come on—come on 1" he growled.
T»ll me the truf* 1"
"Well," she Raid. "I don't see as
it's anv business of gm--monts: hut T
don't deny it. Girls will be. girls, you
know, nnd tin mv young days I was
a cook: but. still"—proudly—"he was
a sergeant!" '
Reading In Proportion
'To-morrow  you  mnv bave  somp-
tbinir to eat." promised the doctor to
the patient, who was now convalescing
and corresnondinglv hungrv.
The natient realized that tbere
would be a restraint to his annetite,
yet be hoped for a modest, steaming
menl.
"Here Is vour dinner," sa'd the
nurse next dnv. as she gave t-be patient a spoonful of tapioca pudding;
and the doctor emphasizes that
everything else you do must be in the
same proportion."
Two hours later the nurse beard a
frantic call from the bed-chamber.
Nurse," breathed the man. heavily,
"I want to do some reading: bring me
a postage stamp."
Maud (who has answered the door;
bell herselfi—George, you must not
come into this house to-night. If you
love me, darling, flv at once, and do
not let my father, discover your presence."
George ftragicallvl—Oh, Maud, my
darling, what serpent has entered our
Eden to wreck our happiness? Speak,
girl, speak!
Maud (tearfully)—Father has just
had the gas bill. . ,
The Important Point
Does a hen sit or Bet?—"Exchange."
That is hardly worth worrying over.
The important thing is, when she
cackles is she laying or iying?—War-
ran (Ohio) Tribune.
Editor—Will you explain to me why
it is that your contributions are so
full of split infinitives?
Candidate—Oh that is the new di-
rectoire effect that I apply to language.
His Day of Reckoning
As the stout man whose appetite had
excited the envy of the other boarders
turned to leave the parlor, he looked
down at his waistcoat. "I declare,
I've lost two buttons off my vest," he
said ruefully.
He was a new boarder, but his landlady saw no reason for further delay
in showing her banner, "Watchfulness
and Economy for All." She gave kim
the benefit of the chill gaze so familiar
to her older hoarders.
"I think without doubt you will find
them both in the dining-room," she
announced clearly.
Poor Maidl
She wedded a half-taught fiddler,
The poor, misguided maid;
And followed him in his wanderings,
And sang to the airs he played.
They travelled the roads together,
Through sunshine nnd through rain,
Till he talked of his "art"—
Then she reached for her heart
And she freighted it home again.
Aimed to Please
Pompous Man—When you address
me, I wish you would look me in the
eye.
Timid Man—Cerlaily 1  Which eye?
That daylight business is going to
make this country rich. How is
thnt. Well, there's 300 working days
in a year, ain't there? Yep.
And we gain one hour every day?
Yep. And one hour is worth twenty
cents anyhow? Yep. And isn't there
2.000,000 workers in Canada? Yep.
Then Canada just slips down in her
stocking every year a brand new 120,'
000,000 bill.   That's easy.
A purely herbal balm; beet
thing for the tender skins of
children, yet powerful enough
to heal an adult's ohronlo eore;
highly antlaeptlo; eases pain
and smarting soon as applied -
that la Zam-Buk. Remember
It ie purely herbal—no mineral
poisons, no animal fats,
and purity combined I
All tmitlsls mi store, ssllstSOct oox.
i
His Best Authority
Being eager to know how his offspring, Haymow, Jr., was getting
along in the big metropolis, Haymow,
Sr., one day repaired thither from his
rural habitat and sought information
of his brother, long since established
in the city.
"Wall," said Haymow, Sr., "what
do you hear about Ebenezer?"
"Oh, I understand," remarked the
young hopeful's uncle, "that he is invaluable in his new job."
"I swan!"
"Moreover, I understand that the
boss simply-can't do without him."
"How you talk."
"An' Ebenezer'll be a partner within
a year or so, according to what I
hear from the same source."
Haymow, Sr., stroked his beard,
highly satisfied.
"By the way, who told you all this
about Ebenezer?" he inquired.
"Ebenezer."
"Oh."
The back rack is the hardest road in
the world to travel.
Tonfmy—"Pop, what is a skeptic?"
Tommy's Pop—"A skeptic, my son, is
a person who doubts anything you are
sure of."—Philadelphia Record.
Worms sap the strength and under,
mine the vitality of children. Strengthen them by using Mother Graves'
Worm Exterminator to drive out the
parasites.
Leather may be waterproofed by
painting it with a combination of two
ounces each of Burgundy pitch, soft
wax, and -turpentine, and one ounce
of raw linseed oil, applied warm.
"Sometimes," said a would4)e
humorist," "I think my jokes are
awfully bad. I s'pose that's my modesty?" "No," was the reply, "that's
your common sense!" •
The artist was of the impressionist
school. He had just given the last
touches to a purple and blue canvas
when his wife came into tiie studio.
"My dear," said he, "this is the landscape I wanted you to suirgest a title
for." "Why not call it 'Home,'" she
said, after a long look. "Home?
Why?" "Because there's no place like
it," she replied meekly.
Mlnard's   Liniment,   Lumberman's
Friend.
Culture Below Stairs
The girl had been, three weeks in
the employ of an artistic family, but
her time had been by no means wasted. Her mistress was giving her instructions as to the dinner.
"Don't forget the potatoes," enjoined the lady.
"No, ma'am," wns the reply; "will
you 'ave 'em in their jackets or in
the hood?"
DELICATE LITTLE CHILDREN
MADE WELL AND STRONG
The little ones are frail. Their hold
on life is slight. A slight disorder
may become serious if not promptly
attended to. At the very first symptom of trouble Baby's Own Tablets
should be given. This , medicine
promptly cures indigestion and all
stomach troubles, constipation, diarrhoea, and brings the little teeth
through painlessly. You can give the
Tablets with equally good results to
the new born baby or well grown child
Mrs. R. G. Flewell, Uxbridge, Ont.
soys:—"I have UBed Baby's Own Tablets and find them a perfect medicine
for stomach and bowel troubles." Sold
by medicine dealers or by mail at 25
cents a box from the Dr. Williams'
Medicine Co., Brockville, Ont.       ■
The Pain of Persistency.
One of the Chinese modes of punishment is to place the culprit where a
drop of water will fall on his head for
hours, or even for days if he can stand
it so long. The torture this inflicts is
proved by an experience that Colonel
Fred Burnaby had in Vienna several
years ago. A school teacher bet him
that he would not be able to let a pint
of water, drop by drop, fall on his
hand. Burnaby laughed at the very
idea of his not being able to stand it,
and the test began. . -
Although the strong man talked and
jested gaily at first, it was not long
before he began to show signs of distress. At about the two hundredth
drop—for the school teacher kept tally
—an expression of pain crossed his
face.
When the third hundred had been
entered his hand began to swell and
grow red, Then the skin burst and
the pain grew more and more excruciating. Finally, at the four hundred
and twentieth drop, Burnaby gave it
up and acknowledged himself beaten.
Lessen These, Too
We've the telegraph wireless.
The church that is spirelcss,
The gas that is tireless,
Yet these we desire less,
Than roads which are mireless.
Than hoboes who're tireless.
Campaigns thnt are liarless,
And statesmen who're hireless.
"And mamma," sobbed the unhappy
wife, "he threw his slippers across the
room and t'told me to go to the (lev-
dev-devil."
"You did right, child, to come
straight to me."
A Belgian inventor hns secured a
patent on a flying machine modeled
on the Insects of tiie locust species.
With a 100-porsepowcr motor the
machine weighs a trifle less than 870
pounds.
So successful is a wave-power motor,
the invention of a Pittsburg man, at
Atlantic City, N. ,T., that it is to be
tested hy the lighthouse hoard with a
view of furnishing power to generate
electricity.
It's surprising how mnny otherwise
sensible men believe in signs and
omens.
W. N. U., No. 740
HOW'S THIS?
We offer One Hundred Dollars Re.
ward for any case of Catnrrh that cannot he cnr»d by Hnll's Catarrh Cure.
F. J. CHENEY As CO., Toledo, O.
We, the undersigned, have known F
,1. Cheney for the last 15 years, and
believe him perfectly honorable in all
business trnnsaetions and financially
able to carry out any obligations made
by his firm.
Wnlding, Kinnnn & Marvin,
Wholesale DruggistB, Toledo, O.
Hell's Catarrh Cure is token internally, acting directly upon the
blood and mucous surfaces of the sva-
tern. Testimonials sent free. Price
75 cents per bottle. Sold by ull Druggists.
Take Hall's Family Pills for Constipation.
A Peacemaker
"You're a liar!" exclaimed the first
man.
"You'ro another!" retorted number
two.
"Calm yourselves, gentlemen," interposed the peacemaker. "It is quite
possible that you are both right."—
Philadelphia Inquirer.
Only Fair to Women
A writer in an exchange sayB that
every county town has, or is supposed to have, a court house, and if
no other provision iB made for a
"rest room" for the country woman
coming to the village to trade, there
might be a room Bet apart in this
building, equipped with conveniences
to which the country woman may
retire to get herself in shape for her
shopping after the rough, (lusty ride
over the country roads. Country
merchants do not give enough
thought to the comfort of their customers, and. for this reason, in many
instances, the journey to the store
for most women of the farm is often
looked upon as a disagreeable duty
which cannot be shirked.
An eastern state has put upon its
statute book recently a law that punishes parents who do not care for
their children and do not support
them. The wife must also be supported, and the fact that she and her
children are not supported sball be
evidence of neglect on the part of the
father. This state has done a great
deal for the children, hut now the
law requires that having children
shall bring with it the responsibility
for their care. This, in these high-
priced times, will argue against big
families, in a measure. A house-full
of children means the need of a good
salary.—Bryan's Commoner.
You Couldn't Disconcert Him
Two young ladies on the promenade
had been watching the vessels pass
through a telescope lent them by
an "ancient mariner." On handing
the glass back, one of them remarked
thnt it was a good one.
"Yes, miss," said the old tar, "that
'ere telescope was given me by Lord
Nelson."
"Good gracious! Why Nelson has
been dead over one hundred years."
'Well, I'm Mowed," snid the salty
3.   '"Ow the time do fly!"
^ Iceland Vetoes Stimulants
Iceland is nothing if not thorough.
A bill prohibiting the imported sale of
intoxicants, in any form, either in
cakes, sweets, or chocolates, has been
introduced into their parliament.
All alcoholic spirits on ships ore tq
remain under seal whilst the ships are
in Icelandic waters, and these seals
may only be released by the authorities when the ship leaves. The votes
of the people has been taken, and the
large majority is in favor of complete
prohibition.
Retreat? Never!
, In an Irish garrison town a theatrical company was giving performances, and some soldiers from the
local barracks were engaged to act as
Bupera. Their duties included the
waging of a fierce fight in which, afte.*
a stirring struggle, one army was defeated on a given signal from the
prompter. For a few nights all went
well, but on the Friday evening "
special performance of the p'ece was
to be given under the patronage of the
colonel and other officers of the garrison. The two armies met as usual at
the end of the second act, when they
fought and fought and kept on fighting, regardless of the agonized glare
in the eye of their (actor) general, who
hoarsely ordered the proper army to
"Retreat, confound you." But the
fight still went on, and soon the horrified manager saw the wrong army
being driven slowly off the stage, still
fighting desperately. Down came the
curtain amid roars of Jaughter, and
the fuming manager hastened to ask
the delinquents why they had failed
to retreat on hearing the signal.
"Retreat," roared a burly fusilier
whose visage had been badly battered,
"and is it retreat ye'd have us, wid th'
colonel and all the officers in the
boxes?"
Black Eye for Blackstone
"Your honor," said Moman Pruiett,
the criminal lawyer, "since reports
and modern law are not sufficient to
convince you, let me read this section
from Blackstone, the father of common law, and undoubted authority.
He supports my contention precisely."
"You had as well sit down, Mr.
Pruiett; I have decided the point
against you," replied the court. "You
need not cite more cases; I have overruled your demurrer, and do not care
to hear you read the section."
"I know you have, your honor, I
know you have," sarcastically said the
redoubtable lawyer. "I know it, but
I just wanted to show tho court what
a fool Blackstone was."
i Then He Sat Down
"I was' not always thus," said a
seedy-looking agitator. "When I first
opened my eyes in this world our
family circumstances were far better
than mine are. Time was when I
sought no luxury but I obtained it;
when my every fancy was gratified,
when I was accustomed to pass this
very spot in my own carriage, and
my mother—bless her—" "Used to
push it," bawled an unsympathetic
member of the audience who knew
the speaker in other.days..
Nasal Orthography
This Btoryette took place in a school
in America—where Business Innocence comes from.
"Now, boy," said the teacher to the
new pupil, "what is your name?"
"John Timmins," replied the youngster.
, The teacher wrote his name down in
the book before her.
"And where do you live, Johnny?"
Bhe asked.
"Snohomish, Wash.," replied the
pupil.
A look of perplexity swept across the
teacher's face.
"^nd how do you spell it, Johnny?"
she asked.
"Please, ma'am, you don't spell it,"
replied Johnny.   "You sneeze it."
"You are a sharp boy, Tommy."
"Well, I ought to be.  Dad takes me
into his study and strops me three Or
four times a week."
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bottles, rags and bones.
A Mistake Corrected
Teacher—What is the total population of the globe?
Small   Boy   (promptly)—One    and
one-half billions.
Please, ma'am, we have a new baby
brother at our house.
'Force of Habit
Hogan—Phwat became av Pat?
Grogan—The poor felly mishtook a
motor  horn  for  his  factory  hooter,
ond    shtopped   wurrk   crossing the
Btrate.—Life's Pictorial Comedy.
Nervous employer—"Thomas, I wish
you wouldn't Whistle at your work."
Office boy—"I ain't working, sir; I'm
only just whistling."
"There goes a «man  who
whistles at danger."
"What does he do?"'
"He's an engine-driver."
always
Mlnard's Liniment used by Physi
ciani.
The Culprit Nailed
One winter's evening in the city of
Belfast, when a water inspector was
going his round, he stopped at one of
the mains in a busy street to turn off
the water owing to some repairs. He
had just put the handle on the tnp
and began turning when a hand was
placed on his shoulder. Looking
round, he was confronted by a tipBy
gentleman, who said, in a drunken
tone;
"So I have found you at last, have
I? It's you that's turning the street
round, is it?"—Glasgow Herald.
Two-Thirds Right
"I'm a terror, I he," announced the
new arrival in Frozen Dog to one of
the men behind the bar.
"Be ye?"
"Takes three men to handle me,
once I get started," he went on.
"Oh, well," he remarked, as he
arose painfully and dusted off his
clothes, "of course, if ye're short-
handed, I suppose two kin do it on a
pinch."
Coal Dealing
Smith—I hear Short, tne coal man,
has come into a large fortune.
Jones—Well, he's entitled to it.
Smith—Oh, he is, eh?
Jones—YeB; he's been lying in
weight for it for a good many years.
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LONG WORK IN CHURCH
CANON  ELLEG00D HAS BEEN 61
YEARS A MINISTER.
Veteran Anglican Clergyman Is One
of the Oldest In Canada and Hat
Witnessed the Installation of All
Montreal's Bishops—Was through
the Ship Fever Epidemic In 1849—
I* a Keen Golfer and Cricketer.
Rev. Canon ^Uegood ol Montreal,
who recently celebrated his 85th
birthday, iB one of the oldest Anglican ministers in. point of age and
ordination in Canada. He has spent
61 yearB of active ministerial life in
the diocese of Montreal, serving un-
jder all the bishops of Montreal since
"the diocese was formed in 1850. and
has witnessed the enthronement of
i&U the lord bishops of Montreal. He
lis one of only two surviving members of the first session of the Angli-
REV. CANON ELLEQOOD.
can Synod of Montreal, held in 1859.
and iB the oldest canon of Christ
Church Cathedral. He was one of
the first Anglioan clergymen in hia
diocese to introduce a surpliced
choir in his church for which he had
to overcome a great deal of prejudice
and unfavorable criticism. Canon
Ellegood is the only survivor of the
herois clergymen who risked their
liven to minister to the corporal and
spiritual wants of the victims of the
ship-fever epidemic in 1849, when
Irish emigrants, to escape the famine
at home, came to Canada in large
numbers only to be stricken down
by ship-fever. Thousands died at
Point St. Charles, Montreal, and it
was among these unfortunates that
our subject labored.
This venerable minister has lived in
the reigns of four British sovereigns,
George IV., William IV., Victoria and
Edward VII. He li the oldcBt retri-
mantal chanlain in Canada and ia the
oldest cricketer, curler, golfer and
swimmer in the Dominion and takes
part in these sports with zest and enthusiasm. He hna been a vegetarian
since he was 30 y>ars of age when he
wns given up to die bv his physicians,
all of whose funerals he' has since
attended.
Canon EPegood was boi in Fred-
ericton, N.B., of Huguenot and Empire Loyalist parentage in March 1824.
He was, educated at King's College
In that city nnd In 1848 was admitted
to the diacohate of the Church of
England, at Lennoxville, Quebec. In
the following year he waB raised tn
the priesthood. For a short time after his ordination he noted aa curate
of Christ Church Cathedral, Montrenl.
Later he was appointed pastor of St.
Ames, where he remained 16 years,
building in the interval Brother
church at Point 81. Charles. Forty-
five years ago he took charge of the
erection of the Church of 8t. James
the Apostle, Montreal, with which he
has been actively connected ever since.
He has traveled extensively and has
given many lectures on the countries
he has visited, some ol the moat in-!
tcresting of which were his description of Palestine and eastern life.
Mr. Chamberlain and His Clay Pipe,
The Foreign Office staff of the
King's Home Service messengers has
jura lost one nf its members, to whose
nickname, "Sir Joseph," a storv belongs. It occurred when Mr. Chamberlain was at the Colonial Office.
One night, or, rather, very early in
the morning, the messenger was sent
to Prince's Gardens with an important "Cabinet circulation." Mr.
IChnmberlain was working late, ond
had sent all his servants to bed, and
the messenger had to wait a long time
before getting an answer to his
knock. At lost he gave a thundering
rat-tat, nnd presently had the satisfaction of seeing somc-me, whom he
supposed to he the butler, appear in
answer to his call, wearing a plain
amoking-jacket nnd smoking a clay
pipe. "On," said the messenger, "you
have come at last, have youP There
Is no' hurry. It's only a message
from thp Prime Minister I" The "butler" smiled serenely, and the messenger, then recognizing his man, stam-
Jmered out, "I beg your pardon. Sir
Moseph,  I have a despatch-box for
Village of Players.
Tie village players of Hilder-hor-
ough, Kent, have been emulated by
the coys and girls of the local elementary school, who presented recently
s musical comedy, entitled "Tha Sul-
Iragettett."	
Two Printers Drunk.
The Explorer, Elk Lake's bright little newspaper, was published recently,
under difficulties.
"This issue speaks for itself and
was gotten out by casual callers," It
the explanation, "owing to the nonappearance of the printers, two cl
whom got drunk and two more were
lured away in quest of silver."
The number of typographical errors
and rather indifferent adjustment certainly indicate that The Explorer had
been out late the night before. j
However, some bright news is carried, including the township election
return*.
HUNTING THE MOOSE.
Nova Scotia Has Excellent and Little
•>     Visited Grounds.
Moose are fairly numerous in Nova
Scotia, but by no means common.
I They frequent the depths of the for-
| ests remote from railways or villages,
and are rarely Been even in those localities, where their presence is denoted by their tracks. They attain a
great size, a well-matured bull standing seven and a half feet high to the
top of his antlers when erect,
and weighing up to twelve and thirteen hundred pounds.
The high shoulders, short black-
maned neck, and the disproportioned
head crowned with massive antlers,
Impart a very uncanny appearance,
and it can readily be understood that
ma*ny sr-irtsmen at i'-.iv first essev
have allowed a "called" moose to
pass unharmed" within a few"^ards,
and been thankful indeed to themselves escape his notice.
Nova Scotia has at least one important recommendation over the
neighboring province of New Brunswick and the adjoining state of
Maine, in both of which' moose are
very abundant, and that is the com'
parative paucity of hunters, and consequently the less liability to be accidentally killed in mistake for a moose
or beer
The coBt of a hunting expedition is
not high, ant! consists of the hire ot
a b-Mse and conveyance for, say, five
or six days, nt $2 to $2.50 a day, a
fee to the guide, and the food. The
hunter will often sleep in the woods
near the moose grounds, but should
a handy farmhouse be available the
Charge for an apartment is very
small. The guides vary in their
charges, $2.50 a day being a usual fee,
but there is no deep-rooted objection
to an odd five dollar note being added
at the end of a successful hunt. A
guide is absolutely necessary If only
to avoid being lost in those unfrequented parts Where the game lies.
In addition to being familiar with the
habits, he must also be able to imitate exactly the "call" of the moose
with all its variations, according to
circumstances, and to know the lie of
the country and the best route for
conveying the game out of the woods.
The hunt is conducted as follows:
The party of one or two persons,
headed by the guide, traverse the forest until they arrive at a snot likely
to harbor moose. Here, preferably on
the edge of a fairly open clearing so
as to allow a better view, one gun is
stationed, the guide taking up a position a few yards in the rear. But a
wary old moose will often Bkirt round
the caller and approach him from the
lee Bide, so the second gun is posted
to meet such a contingency. The
caller then takes a strip of birch
bark, rolled into the shape of a cone
about a foot long and three inches
diameter at the larger end and one
inch at the smaller, and through this
he produces the peculiar cry of the
cow moose. The first call is uttered
softly in order to give any moose
which may be near at hand a chance
and the sound is increased by degrees
until the answering note of.a bull iB
heard, perhaps a mile away.
The caller haB now to avoid overdoing his nart, and his ittdement dictates suitable primes and changes in
the call as the bull anproaehes. He
stoops, and directs his call towards
the ground in order to somewhat muffle nr soften the soi'nd. Tn spite of
all his skill a wary bull will at times,
instead of answering, stealthily approach the hunter and as silently depart.
But when the bull is satisfied the
call is genuine He comes along
through the forest at great speed, the
smashing of the branches right and
left with hiB horns making a great
noise, and a raw hand may be excused if, under the circumstances, he
aims wildly or even (os sometimes
happens) refrains from shooting.
A BELLE OF THE NORTH.
Miss Nora Devan of Elk City Is Owner of Prosperous Claim.
Few young ladies are better known
in the upper Ontario silver camps
than Miss Devan, who takes a prominent place in the simple social functions of the north, and is the belle of
the dances at Elk City, the new silver
camp up the Montreal river.   She is
MISS NOBA DEVAN.
of English birth, but her parents were
Irish. - She is a waitress in the dining-room of an Elk City hotel, and
the swearing so often heard in the
rotunda is always hushed when the
dining-room is entered. Nora, as they
all call her, iB therefore an influence
for good in the camp.
Miss Devan was one of the first
young women to go into the new
camp. She had previously been employed at the King Edward Hotel,
Toronto, and went from there to Cobalt. Hence her advent in Elk City
was the most natural thing on earth
Nora's sunny smile and rippling
laugh made her popular, and was as
well.an asset to the Grand View, for
women are by no means numerous in
a mining camp. Tips came her way
in profusion, and finally she grub-
Btaked a man. Now she owns a claim
of her own, on which Bhe has three
men doing assessment work. - Thay
have brought to Nora some very good
samples of silver.
" JOSEPH BRANTS REMAINS.
Canadians Confident That the Great
Chief's Bones Are Still  Intact.
Joseph Brant, the Mohawk Chief,
and known among his fellow redmen
as ThayendanegCa. possessed some of
the elements of greatners. Some
writers who have made a study of the
aborigines, state that he was one of
the greatest of all the North American
Indians; others claim that of all the
Indians who played a part in Canadian history, he was second only to
Pontiac; but naturally Canadians
give first place to Brant, for he made
their cause hiB own, and fought shoulder to shoulder with the other defenders of the British flag while POn-
tiac's memorable feat was the formation of a conspiracy which had for
its purpose the driving of the whites
out of the West, and, in fact, the
sweeping them off the continent. Perhaps Pontiac was the better organiser, but Brant had the broader outlook and a truer appreciation of the
changed conditions of life in North
America. Of course, Brant had the
advantages of education and the
world was to him a much bigger
place than it waa to the great war
chief who beseiged Detroit.
It has always been supposed that
the remnins of Brant have been sleeping these many years in the churchyard of the Mohawk reservation a
couple of miles outside the City of
Brantford, where, at the cloBe of the
war of the American Revolution, a
large number of the loyal Iroquois
settled, and where their descendants
to-day are progressive and prosperous farmers.
The Buffalo Historical Society are
attempting to raise a doubt about all
this, for they now have on exhibition
part of a skeleton which some claim
is thnt of Brant. The claim is based
more on mystery than on ascertained
fact. The bones have been deposited
with the society by a friend who refuses to give his name, but .who
claims they came from Brantford,
where for years they were in the possession of a well-known physician
practicing there. Between this claim
and establishing that they are the
bones of Brant 'several important
links in the chain of evidence are
lacking; and until they are supplied
Brant's fellow-countrymen on the reserve and Canadians generally will
continue to believe that the remains
of the Great Chief repose in their
Canadian grave beside the banks oi
the Grand river.
The old Mohawk Church standing
In the yard containing Brant's grave,
possesses among other things of historical interest, a handsome communion service of beaten silver, each
piece bearing an inscription stating
that it was given to' the Mohawks for
the use of their chapel by Queen
Anne. The armorial bearings of
Queen Anne are also affixed io the
walls of the church. The church-tell
was made In London In 1786, and was
procured hy Brant at the time of his
visit to England.
COUNTERS TO CORONETS.
SIR EDWARD GREY.
Military School Needed.
There is considerable dissatisfaction in militia circles just now over
the tardinesB of the Militia Department to establish a regular military
school in Montreal, promised time
and again the past six years by Sir
Frederick Borden. Minister of Militia.
Commanding officers find it very difficult to secure young subalterns, because they are unable to go to St.
Johns for instruction to qualify for
their lieutenant's rank from provisional appointment. Officers of the
brigade are not slow in condemning
freely the treatment the officers nnd
men of Montreal are receiving at the
hands of the Military Council. Minister and City Council, who agreed
to at once provide a site and barracks, if St. Hern's Island was sold
them in its entirety for park purposes.
The corporation agreed to vote $25,-
000 towards the establishment of a
branch of the permanent infantry
corps in Montreal. So far nothing is
yet in sight for the school and barracks. All the commanding officers
contend that the barracks and school
should nt once be established on the
large Government property at Lnfon-
taine Park. It iB pointed out that
the place would be near at hand tor
those requiring instruction to puss
their examination for lieutenant's
rank. The drill ground at Lafontaine
Park ia roomy, and the place to give
the young aspirants practical work in
drill of all kinds. As one experienced
colonel remarked to The Standard the
other day, "if something is not done
verv soon rewarding the permanent
military in Montreal, the Militia Department will very soon have a demoralized brigade for the sheer want
of young officers."—Montreal Standard.
Romance of a Canadian Journalist.
"He uarried to Montreal nothing
but a common school education and
an alert brain, but to-day he is a millionaire newspaper owner nnd one of
Canada's best citizens." That isliow
Sir Hugh Graham, the first Canadian
journalist to be knighted, whose life
story is a veritable romance, has
been described. Sir Hugh commenced
his career as an office boy on the
Montreal Evening Telegraph, and in
later years started The Daily Star.
For some time the paper staggered
under a huge load of debt. In fact,
at one period Sir Hugh's credit was
so low that he bought his coal by the
bucketful, and paid for the paper day
by day with the proceeds of the Btreet
sales of the evening before. And when
a neighbor cut off the steam power,
Graham triumphed over the difficulty
by using horse power.
Some of England's Peers Have Bean
I of Humble Origin.
Mr. Thornton Half bas written a
most fascinating new book on the
romance of money-making, entitled
"Roads to Riches," froto which is
given some interesting particulars of
the rise of some of Britain's greatest
families: \
"The Duke of Northumberland
traces his descent from centuries of
proud Percies; but his family tree
also includes many a North Country
husbandman and small farmer, whoso
blood runs equally in his ducal
veins. It was Hugh Smithson, the
eon of 'Anthony Smithson, yeoman,'
one of these lowly forefathers, who
left the paternal farm to serve behind the counter of Ralph and William Robinson, haberdashers, in the
seventeenth century, and, by his
brains and industry, to become, in
process of time, a man oi wealth and
a baronet, thus breaking hiB 'birth's
ignoble bar.' From the haberdasher's
apprentice descended, in the fifth
generation, that other Hugh Smith-
'son, who, as the story goes, was
serving in a London druggist's shop
when accident made him acquainted
with the .Lady Elizabeth Seymour,
only child of Algernon, Beventh Duke
of Somerset, and representative of
the long line of Percies. How the
duke's daughter lost her heart and
gave her hand to the druggist's assistant, and bow this descendant 'f
husbandmen blossomed into Earl
Percy and Duke of Northumberland,
is one of the most romantic of all
peerage stories.
"There is no greater name in the
British peerage than that of Russell
—Dukes of Bedford, Marquesses of
Tavistock, earls and twofold barons,
for whom a descent is claimed from
Hugh de Russel, or Rossel, one of
the Norman. barons whom the Cop-'
queror brought in.hifl triumphal train
to England. But to this great family
experts assign a very different and
less exalted origin. Its true founder
was, bo they say, no haughty baron
of Norman blood, but one Henry
Russell, of Weymouth, who, in 1445,
was part owner of a 'barge' called
the JameB of Weymouth, and who,
in his prosperous days, was returned
as burgess for his native town, and
figures in a list of Dorset men, 'able
tq spend £12 a year and upwards.'
"The Marquess oi Salisbury is
rightly proud of his descent from
three centuries of ennobled Cecils,
headed by the famous Lord High
Treasurer, Burleigh; but he should
be, and probably is, proud to count
among his forebears one Christopher
Gaseoigne, who was a merry London
apprentice nearly two centuries ago,
and who was the first Lord Mayor to
make his home in the Mansion House.
The, Marquess of Bath need not
search long among the ramifications
of hiB family tree to find one William
de Bothefeid, who was a worthy
under-forester in Shropshire a good
many centuries ago, and whose descendant, who gave his name to this
noble family, was known as 'John o'
th' Inne.' at Church Stretton.
"The Earl of Warwick, whose pedigree bears such great names as Plan-
tagenet, Neville, Beauchamp, and
Newburgh, would not be quite the
man he is but for the enternrise of
two apprentice forefathers. One was
Sir Samuel Dashwood. vintner, who,
from very small beginnings, lived to
play the hoBt to Queen Anne in the
Guildhall, and to see his daughter
'my Lady Brooke.' The other was
William Greville, who left his modest
home at Campden to seek and win
fortune as a woolstapler in London.
CANADIAN IN LONDON.
Hon. J. H. Turner Represents British
Columbia In Metropolis,
Hon. J. H. Turner, Agent-General
in England for the great Pacific Province of British Columbia, has a
splendid record of Oversea public life
behind him, and carries on now, in
the Empire's capital, a work of great
Shoot All Loose Dogs.
A terrible epidemic of rabies broke
out in Red Deer, Alta., Hume time
lago, and since then ihe Government
has been quietly fighting the outbreak in the only known way, which
is to shoot all dogs that are loose on
tho streets^ ^_
Hates Gossiping;.
A man of curious ideas is 8ir Tat-
ton Sykes, who recently celebrated his
eighty-third birthday.      When some
Sears ago he built some cottages at
ledmere, he forbade the tenants to
use their front doors because he objected to the women gossiping in
public
BON. J. H. TL'KNKB.
value alike to British Columbia and
the Mother Country. In the early
sixties Mr. Turner joined the first
company of volunteers formed in Victoria, the beautiful capital of his
adopted state. For three successive
years he was mayor of that fair and
lovable Canadian city, and, having
held important portfolios in the Parliament of British Columbia, he became its Premier in 1895, and held
that high office with distinction for
thres years. As far back as 1888 he
changed the financial system of the
province by the issue of three per
cent, inscribed stock in London.
{ A Character Study of the British Fo»-
i sign Secretary.
When I first saw Sir Edward Grey,
! says a writer in a London review, he
' was a boy of fifteen, nearing "Sixth
' Book" n Winchester, and known al-
I ready for refined scholarship. '--The
; grave, blear-cut face hardly seemed to
i belong to one of bo few yeats; but,
on the other hand, he has changed
but little in appearance: since those
days. Few people, I fancy, knew him
well He "mugged," and he fished,
and for both occupations solitude was
preferable to society. I suppose that
perforce he played cricket and football as a junior, and he played racquets, quite excellently from choice.
But my chief recollection is seeing
him return, rod and landing-net in
hand (and generally a fat, speckled
Itchen trout or two in the latter) from
the banks of "Old Barge." I only
know from hearsay, but I believe his
life when, at a very early age as
things went at Winchester, the office
nf Prefect was thrust upon him, was
bv no means a bed of roses. Like
Kipling's lance-corporal, however, he
"learnt to sweat his temper, and he
learnt to sweat his man." Not that
Grey was ever credited with so ordinary a human defect ns temper. He
faded out.of the school without moat
of ns being more than generally aware
of the fact, leaving the reputation of
one who had shown precocity of talent, and whom custom had failed to
melt into the common mould.
Going to Balliol, I believe another
side" of his character appeared, and
his university career was short. There
are no trju't in the Isis, so he took to
tennis; and became an amateur champion at the royal game. At the age
of twenty-three, however, public affairs claimed him, and he entered
Parliament ns member for Berwick,
and—hereditarily—a Liberal. He followed Mr. Gladstone at the time of
the Home Rule split, but kept his
seat, and at once the belief began
to grow, no one quite know how or
why, thnt Grey was destined to go.far
in the higher atreta of politics. Anticipation was fulfilled when, in 1892,
being then thirtv years of age, he was
appointed bv Mr. Gladstone Under-
Secretary of Slate for Foreign Affairs,
his chief b°ing Lord Bosebery. He
never committed an indiscretion, and
it fell to his lot to make one historic
declaration—that the establishment of
Major Marchand's expedition on the
Nile would be regarded by this country as "an unfriendly act."
Lord Rosebery's escape from "Purgatory or worse" in 1895, of course,
meant for Sir Edward Grey, as for
the rest of the narty; ten yenrs in the
wilderness of Opposition. It cannot
be said that his opposition was very
strenuous, however, and, ever an Imperialist, he gave the Government
whole-hearted support during the
Boer War
As to what he is in political opinion, no one can say with certainty.
It is reported—but I give the legend
under reserve—that Mr. John Burns
has recently declared that "the only
Radicals in the Cabinet are Lloyd-
George, Churchill, and Grey." In a
sense this may be true. Sir Edward
Grey surveys the world rather Irom
Olympian heights. And he is pitiful
towards the sufferings of the "disinherited." Such an one placed in a
fiosition of easy affluence, where the
mposition of a penny on the rate or an
the Income Tax means nothing, may
very possibly fail to realize that the
relief of Paul's necessities by Act of
Parliament may fall with cruel weight
on hard-working, penurious Peter.
But he is the typical high-bred Englishman, instinct with the spirit of
the aristocracy which brought the nation through the Napoleonic struggle
in triumph, and in all that touches
the Imperial destiny of hia country,
his voice is cermm to be heard on
the patriotic side.
FATHER OF THE ARMY
FAMOUS OLD   SOLDIER   PASSES
AWAY IN ENGLAND.
A F.'MCUi OASIS.
Burial Ground of St. George the Martyr to Be Improved.
The idea of  enlarging the pretty
public garden situated a few yards to
the west of the Gray's Inn road, and
Pope Helps Irish Sufferers.
The Archbishop of Dublin has forwarded to the Archbishop of Tuam a
check for $5,000 from the Pope to the
Galway Bog Disaster Fund. A letter
was received from Rome stating that
his holiness was much concerned on
learning the distress caused by the accident, and that the amount may be
deducted from the remittance an*
pounced for the earthquake sufferers.
CEMETERY OF ST. flKORUE TIIE MARTYR.
once known as the burial ground of
St. George the Martyr, by adding to
it the well-planted area surrounding
the adjacent school of anatomy, will,
il given effect to, add to the attractions of one of London's most interesting oases. For, apart from being
the leafy haunt of the wood tyigeon
and sparrow, it lias some curious and,
little known historic associations
quite sufficient to tempt the passing
pedestrian to pause and muse awhile.
Here, for instance, close to the eastern entrance, is the tomb, sculptured
with armorial bearings, of Thomas
Gibson, physician-general to the army
in the reign of George I., and his
second wile, Anna, daughter of Richard Cromwell, the Protector, and
granddaughter ot the great Oliver.
And olose by, too, the oldest in the
garden, is tiie grave of his contemporary, Robert Nelson, famous as a
religious writer, Jacobite, and friend
of Tillotson, who died in his arms.
A few yards away may be seen the
tomb of Zachary Macaulay, lather of
the great historian, whilst somewhere
near (at a spot the situation of which
waB strangely enough overlooked and
forgotten during the conversion of the
graveyard into a public garden) lie
interred the remains of the ill-fated
Eliza Fanning, who was hanged at
Newgate in 1815 for attempted arsenie
poisoning.
General Robert Napier Raikes Who
Has Just Died at Age ot 96— '
Traveled to India Long Before Era
of Steamers and Railways—Rode
Alone-to Agra In the days of the
Mutiny After His Sepoys Deserted, i
Gen. Robert Napier Raikes, wbo
enjoyed the title of "Father of the
British Army," has just died at East,
bourne, England, at the age of 96.
Despite his great age, he stood erect,
the pattern of a fine old soldier, and
took on interested part in the affairs
of the town in which he spent his
last years. Only a few weeks ago his -
voice was sufficiently strong to enable
him to address a large .out-of-door
gathering of children at the East
street Council Schools, Eastbourne
Gen. Raikes was born two years before Waterloo was fought, at Drayton, of which parish his father was
incumbent. He was one of six
brothers, all of whom entered the
service of the old "John Company."
After a period of training at Addis-
combe, he obtained a commission as
ensign in the Bengal army when 16
OEM. ROBERT NAPIER RAIKES.
yearB oi age. It is difficult to realise
that a man only just dead made the
journey to Calcutta long before there
were railways to the coast or steamships to cross the sea. He sailed
from Portsmouth in the Caesar,
reached Calcutta six months later,
and it took him almost as long to
get from there, to Cawnpore, being
towed in a "Tiudgerow," a round-
bottom boat with Bails, a large part
of the Way.
He was first posted to the 6Zth
Bengal Native Infantry. Those were
days when rational uniform for tropical services was unknown, and an
officer marched and fought in tight
scarlet tunic, high stock, the old
cumbersome shako, and overalls
tightly strapped over Wellington
boots. The men were armed with the
"Brown Bess." Wellington's maxim,
"Don't shoot until you see the whiten
of their eyes," still held good. His
seriouB service began in the Gwalior
campaign in 1843, when the outbreak
of the Malirntta State for a time
threatened our supremacy Raikes.
who was then with the cavalry, accompanied Gen. drey's force to Pun-
mar, where, in December, they completely defeated the enemy before
them, at the same time that Lord
Gough was destroying the other portion at Maharajpore. Eight years
later he was in Burmah, having rejoined his old regiment, the 67th
Bengal Native Infantry, with which
he participated in the capture of
Rangoon.
The outbreak of the Mutiny found
him, now a brevet-major, in command
of a detachment of the 1st Gwalior
Cavnby at Mynpoorie. Obliged to
leave there, he managed to convey
the treasure to safety, but when
marching to Agra his men, a tew
miles distant from that town, refused
to go lurther. His personal popularity with the Sepoys wns shown by
their conduct. Though mutinous,
they lined the road and saluted as
ho rode, to Agra alone. Not a man
attempted to hinder him. With tho
Mutiny Gen. Raikes' war record
closed. Ho remained in India to
complete 40 years' service, returning
to England in 18611. Afterwards ho
became inajor-gencral in 1877, lieu-
tenant-general 1870, nnd general 10
yenrs Inter. He was a grandson of
Robert Ilnikes, the founder of the
Sunday schools, whom he is well remembered. The late Gen. Raikes
married in I»54 Harriet; daughter nf
Major Beckett, Ilenenl Army. Lady
Elgar, the wile of Sir Edward Elgnr,
is n niece of the Into general, her
father, (len. Sir Honry Geo Roberts,
having married Gen. Raikes' youngest sister.
Luck of Lord Annaly.
In connection with the fifty-second
birthday of Lord Annnly, the fact has
been recalled that the fortunes of the
family were laid partly by book-selling anil partly by an almost unheard-
of piece ol luck. Tho lather of the
first peer used to deal in state lottery tickets from time to time, and
on one occasion the firm with whom
he did business sent him by mistake
a number of .vhole tickets instead of
quarters, eights, and sixteenths. As
no buyers were forthcoming these
tickets retrained on his hands, nnd
while negotiations were in progress
concerning their disposal one of tho
tickets hail drawn a prize of $100,000.
A Naval Expert.
No member of Parliament knows
more about naval affairs than Mr.
Cnrlyon Bellnirs, M.P. He gained
first-class certificates in all naval .subjects, and special promotion to tho
rank of lieutenant. He was til.no tho
inventor of the datum pole electrio
float light, which was adopted in the
navv. THE REPORTER,  MICHEL,  BkITISH COLUMBIA.
The Opal
Serpent
By FERGUS HUME,
Author ef "EAe Myetery ef t. Heneom Ceb."
"&le Menderin'e Fen," Etc.
Copyrlfbt. IMS,, by G. W. Dillingham Company.
'Continued.)
This was clearly argued, aud Jt-ssop
could uot contradict.   "I left liitn quit*
well and hearty."
"In the cellar In Gwynne street?"
"Yes, in the cellar," admitted Jessop.
"At wbat time?"
"About half past 8-say between 8
and 9."
"Well, what happened?" asked Hard,
smoking quietly.
Tbe sailor twisted his big hands and
(•loaned. Then he laid his head on th*
table and began to sob, talking broken.
ly and huskily. I'm done for," ha
gasped. "I'd know'd it would coma-
no—I ain't sorry. I've had n nightman of a time. Oh-slnce I pawned
that brooch"—
"Ah. Then you did pawn the brooch
at 8towley?"
Jessop sat up aud wiped his eyes.
"Tea, I did. But I pulled my cap
down over my eyes and buttoned up
my pea jacket. I never thought old
Tinker would ha' knowed me."
"Wasn't It rather rash of you to
pawn the brooch In a place where yon
•were well known'/"
"I wasn't well known. I only cane
at times, and then I went away. Old
Tinker hadn't seen me more nor one*
or twice, and then I pulled down my
cap and"— Jessop, badly shaken, wtu
beginning to tell the episode over again
when Hnrd stopped blm.
"See here," Bald the detective.   "Ion
aay that you are innocent?"
"I swear that I am," gasped Jessop.
"Well, then, I'll give yon the benefit
of the doubt.   My business Is not to
bang Innocent people.   Take a glass of
rum and tell me all you know, beginning with your first meeting with Krlll
and running down through the death
of Lady Rachel to your last meeting
In the Gwynne street cellar."
"And when you know all?"
"Then I'll see what is to be dona*   I
"Will you arrest me?"
"I have arrested you.   Don't make
conditions with me, man," said Hurd,
with a stern face.   "The night is growing late, and I want to get to the bottom of tbls business before we go to
bed.  Tske some rum."
Seeing there was nothing for It but
to make a clean breast, Captain Jarvey
Jessop wasted no further time In useless lamentation. He could , have
smashed Hurd easily enough, even
though tbere was the risk of being
shot, but the fracas would bring others
on the scene, and Jessop knew he could
not deal witb the police. Therefore ha
took a stiff peg and became quieter—
in fact, wben once started on his confession, he appeared to be rather relieved.
"It's bean a nightmare," said be,
wiping bis forehead. "I'm glad It's
come to the lawr, that I am. I met
Krlll, as he wos then, some twenty-
live year back by chance, as you may
say"—be cast a strange look at the detective, which the latter noted—"yea,
by chance, Mr. Hurd. I found he kep'
the pub here, and this beln' no distance from Southampton, I took to run-
nln' down here when the barkey was
at anchor. Me an' Krill became great
mates, and I'd what you might call
free quarters here-yes, sir-it's a frozen fact"
"Very generous of Mr. Krlll,"' remarked Hurd dryly and wondering
what the man was keeping back.
"Oh, be was right enough as a mate
wben not drunk, but the liquor made
a bowling dorg of him. I've seen many
drank in many places," said Jessop,'
"bnt any one who held his liquor wuss
nor Krlll I never did see. He'd knife
you as soon as look at you when
drunk."
"But he evidently preferred strangling."
"Hold on, mate," said Jessop, with
another deep pull at the mm. "I'm
comln' to that night We wos both on
the bust a y'may ssy, nnd Mrs. Krlll
she didn't like it, so got to bed with
tbe child."
"How old wns tho child?"
"Maud? Oil, you might say she was
thirteen or fifteen, I can't be sure of
her age.   What's up?"
For Hurd, seeing In this admission a
confirmation that Maud was not Krlll's
child and could not Inherit the money.
bad showed bis feelings. However, ho
made some trivial excuse, not wishing
to he too confidential, and begged Jen-
sop to proceed.
"Well, mate," said tbe captain, filling
another glass of rum, "y'see tbe lady
had come earlier and had been put to
bed by the missus. I never saw her myself, being drinking In this very room
along o' Krlll. But be saw her," added
Jassop emphatically, "and said os she'd
a fine opal brooch, which bo wish he'd
bad, as he wanted money ond the mis- j
■us kept him tight."
"Krlll was a Judge of Jeweler
"Traveled In Jewels once," sold the
captain, "Bless you, he could size up a
precious stone In no lime. But be sat
drinking with mc, and every now and
then got out of tbe room, when he'd
■top away for perhaps a quarter of an
hour at the time."
"Did he mention tbe opal brooch
again?"
"No." said Jessop, after reflection, !
"he didn't.  But ho got so drunk that |
he began to show fight, ns lie nlwnys
did when boozy, though a timid chap
when sober.   I concluded, wlslilnj* no j
ronv, to git to my hammock, and cut <
upstairs. Then I went by mistake Into
the room of that pore lady, carrying |
a candle, and saw her tied to the bedpost stone dead, with a silk handkerchief round her neck. I shouted out
blue murder, and Mrs. Krlll, witb the
kid, came tumbling down. I was so
feared," added Jessop, wiping his forehead at tbe recollection, "tbat I ran
ont of doors."
"What good would that do?"
"Lor', I dunno." confessed the man,
shivering, "but I wos skeered out of
my life. It wos rainln' pitchforks, ns
y'mlght say, ond I raced on through
the rain for an hour or so. Then 1
tbougbt, as I wos Innocent, I'd make
tracks back, and I did. I found Krlll
had cut."
"Did his wife tell you?"
"Oh, sbe wos lying on the floor insensible where he'd knocked her down.
And the kid—Lor'," Jessop spat "sho
was lying In the corner with her lips
fastened together with the brooch."
"What?" cried Hurd, storting to his
feet "The same as her—the same
as Norman's was?"
Jessop nodded and drank some mm.
"Made me sick, It did. I took th'
brooch away and slipped It Into my
pocket. Tben the kid said her father had fastened her lips together
and had knocked her mother flat when
she Interfered. I brought Mrs. Krlll
round and then left ber with the
kid, and walked off to Southampton.
The police found me there, and I told
them what I tell you."
"Did you tell about the brooch?"
"Well, no, I didn't," confessed Jessop coolly, "and as the kid and the
mother said nothing, I didn't see why
I shouldn't keep It, wnntln' money.
So I went to Stowley and pawned It,
then took a deep sea voyage for a
year. When I come back, all was
over."
"Do you think Krlll murdered the
woman?" asked Hurd, passing over
for the moment the fact that Jessop
bad stolen tbe brooch.
"He said he didn't," rejoined the
man with emphasis, "but I truly believe, mister, as he did, one of them
times when mad with drink and out
of the room. He wanted the brooch,
d'ye, see, though why he should have
lost tbe loot by sealin' tbe kid's mouth
with it I can't say."
"When did you come across Krlll
again?"
"Ho," ssld Jessop, drawing his band
across his mouth, "'twas this way,
d'ye see. I came round here lots, and
a swell come, too, a cold"—
"Grexon Hay," sold Hurd, pointing
to the photograph.
"Yes, that's him," said Jessop, staring, "and I hated him just, with bis
eyeglasses and his sneerln' ways. He
loved tbe kid, now a growed, fine gal,
as you know, and come bere often.
In June-at the end of it anyhow-
he comes and I hears him tells Mrs,
Krlll, who was always looking for
her husband, that a one eyed bookseller In Gwynne street, Drnry lane, had
fainted when he saw tbe very Identical brooch showed him by another
cove."
"Beecot I know. Didn't you wonder how the brooch had left the pawnshop?" asked Hurd, very attentive.
"No, I didn't," snarled jessop, who
was growing cross. "I knew old Tinker's assistant had sold the brooch and
be didn't oughter t' have done it, as I
wanted It back. Mrs. Krill asked me
about the brooch and wanted it, so 1
said I'd get It back. Tinker said It
was gone, but wrote to tbe gent as
bought it"
"Mr. Simon Beecot of Wargrove, In
Essex."
"That wos him; but the gent wouldn't
give it back, so I s'pose he'd given it
to his son. Well, then, when Mrs.
Krlll heard of the one eyed man fainting at the sight of the brooch Bhe knew
'twas her husband, as he'd one eye,
she having knocked tbe other out when
he was sober."
"Did she go up and see him?"
"Well," said Jessop slowly, "I don't
rightly know what she did do, but she
went up. I don't think she saw Krlll
at his shop, but she might have seen
that Pash, who was Mr. Hay's lawyer, and a dirty little ape o' sorts he
Is."
"Ha," said Hutd to himself, "I
thought Pash knew about the women
beforehand. No wonder he stuck to
them and gave poor Miss Norman tue
go-by." He rubbed his hands and chuckled. "Well, we'll see what will come
of the matter.   Go on. Jessop."
"There ain't much more to tell,"
crumbled the captain. "I heard of tbls.
and I wasn't meant to hear. But I
thought I'd go up and see If I could
get money out of Krlll by saying I'd
tell about the murder of Lady Rachel."
"You aro a scoundrel," said Hurd
coolly.
"I wos 'ard up," apologized the captain, "or I wouldn't, not me. I'm
straight enough wben In cash. Si I
went up In July."
"On tbe Oth of July?"
"If that was tbe day of the murder,
yes. I went up and loafed round until
It wos dark and then slipped through
that sldo passage at 8 o'clock to Bee
Krlll."
"How did you know whore to find
him?"
"Why, that Hoy knew about the
cbnp and snid as he did business In a
cellar after 8. So Krlll let me In, thinking, I s'pose, I wos a customer.. He'd
been drinking a little nnd wns bold
enough. But when I snid ns I'd say
he'tl killed Lady Itachvl he swore ho
wus nn lancrccnt babe and cried, the
drink dylu' out of him."
'The same as It died out of you lately," said Hurd, smiling.
"Go slow," grunted the captain In
a surly tone. "I ain't afraid now, as
I ain't done nothing. 1 said to Krlll
I'd say nothing If he'd give me money.
He wouldn't, but snid he'd plnced a lot
of pnwncd things wltb 1'asb, and I
could hnve them. He then gave me
a paper saying I was to have the
things, and I went to Pash the next
morning and had trouble.   But I heard
by chance," again Jessop cast a
strange look at Hurd, "that Krill had
been murdered, so I didn't wait for the
lawyer to come back, but cut down to
Southampton and went on a short
voyage. Then I come here, and you
nabbed me," and Jessop finished his
rum.   "That's all I know."
"Do you swear you left Aaron Norman alive?"
"Meaning Krlll? I do. He wasn't no
use to me dead, and I made him give
me tbe Jewels Push hnd, d'ye see."
"But who warned you of the death
when you were waiting?"
Jessop seemed unwilling to speak,
but when pressed burst out, " 'Twos a
measly little kid with ragged clothes
and a dirty face."
"Tray," said Hurd. "Hum! I wonder how he knew of the murder before
It got Into tbe papers?"
CHAPTER XXI.
HURD'S sister was a clever
young woman who lu her time
bad played many parts. She
began her career along with
Hurd as a private detective, but wben
her brother joined the official service
Miss Hurd thought sbe would better
her position by appearing on the stage
and therefore took the rather queer
name of Aurora Qlan. Iu her detective
capacity she had often disguised herself when employed In obtaining evidence and was remarkably talented in
changing her face and figure. This art
she used with great success In ber new
profession and speedily made her mark
as nn Impersonator of vnrlous characters out of novels. As Becky Sharp, as
Little Dorrlt, she was said to be inimitable, and after playing under several
managements sbe started, In the phrase
of the profession, "a show of her own"
and rapidly made money.
But her great faults, among others,
were vanity and extravagance, so she
was always In need of money, and
when chance offered, through her
brother, to make uny she was not
averse to returning to tbe spy business. Thus It came about that sbe
watched Mr. Grexon Hay for many a
'long day and night, and ha never suspected the pretty, fluffy, kittenish Miss
Qlan was in reality an emissary of the
law. Consequently when Aurora asked him to a card party at her rooms
Hay accepted readily enough, although
he was not in need of money at tbe
time.
Miss Qlan occupied a tiny flat on tbe
top of a buge pile of buildings in Kensington, and It was furnished in a glm-
crack way, with more show than real
value and with more color than taste.
Like the Becky Sharp whom she Impersonated with such success, Miss
Qlan possessed a chaperon, not because
she needed one, being very well able to
look after herself, but because It
sounded and looked respectable. Miss
Stably, who filled this necessary office,
was a dull old lady who dressed excessively badly and devoted her life to
knitting shawls. She talked very little.
This sort of person exactly suited
Miss Qlan, who wanted a sheep dog
who could neither bark nor bite and
who could be silent. These qualifications were possessed by the old lady,
and for some years she bad trailed
through a rather giddy world at Aurora's heels. In her own dull way
she wob fond of the young woman,
but was far from suspecting that Aurora was connected in an underhand
manner with the law.
This was the old lady who sat In
the pink drawing room to ploy propriety for Miss Qlan. Lord George
Sandal was present, looking rather
washed out, but as gentlemanly as
ever. Hay, with his fixed eyeglass
and eternally cold smile, was there,
and a third young mnu, who adored
Miss Qlan, thinking her to be merely
an actress, simpered across tbe card
table at his goddess. The four were
playing a game which Involved tbe
gaining and losing of much money,
and they had been engaged for about
an hour. Miss Stably, having eaten
a good dinner and commenced a new
Bhtwl, was half dosing in the corner
and paying absolutely no attention to
the players.
"It's a good thing we're hanging on
our own hooks in tbls game," sajd
Ml-"* Qlnn. "Were I your partner, Sandal"—she always addressed her tnetius
In this free and easy fashion—"I'd be
losing money.   What luck you hove!"
"1 never do seem to win," lamented
Lord George. "Whenever I think I've
got a good hand, the thing pans out
wrong."
"Hay has got all the money," said
the simpering admirer who answered
tn tho name of Tempest. "He and
you, Miss Qlan, are the winners."
"I've made very little," she replied.
"Hay's raking In the dollars hand
over fist."
"Lucky In love, unlucky at cards,"
said Hay, who did not like his good
fortune to be commented upon for
reasons whicb Miss Qlan knew. "It's
the reverse with me—I'm lucky at
cards"—
"And lucky In love, too," Interrupted
Aurora, with a grimace, "seeing
you're going to marry that Krlll heiress—If Bhe Is an heiress."
"What do you mean?" asked Hoy,
who was dealing a new round.
"Go on with the game and don't ask
questions," said Miss Qlan lu a saucy
manner. "Sandal, don't stare round,
but keep your eye on the cards," and
she winked stealthily at the young lord
while Hay was exchanging a word
with Tempest. The young man, who
had spoken privately to her immediately before the dinner, knew well what
sbe meant. Had Hay been likewise
"In the know" he would scarcely have
done what he did do and which Sandal saw bim do In a few minutes.
Hay wus rapidly dealing, and the
cards were flying like leaves. A pile
of gold stood beside Hay's elbow and
some silver near Tempest. Tbe game
commenced, and soon the players were
engrossed, heedless of the patent simr-
■»s£ of Miss Stably, who, poor old tblng,
hnd succumbed to the lateness of the
bour. Suddenly Lord George, who had
been very vigilant, felt his foot touched
under the table by Miss Qlan. He
rose nt once and snatched up the gold
standing near Hay.
"What's that for?" demanded Hay
angrily.
"You're cheating," said Sandal, "and
I don't play with you any more."
"That's a He!   I did not cheat"
"Yes, you did," cried Miss Qlan,
bending forward and seizing the cards;
"we've been watching you. Tempest"—
"I saw It all right," said the other.
"You took up that king"—
"And It's marked," said Aurora. "I
believe Hay's got cards up his sleeve.
Examine the cards."
Hay, very pale, but still keeping his
countenance, tried to object, but the
two young men seized and held him,
while Miss Qlan, wltb a dexterity
acquired in detective circles, rapidly
searched his pockets.
"Here's another pack," she cried, and
shook an ace and two kings out of the
detected swindler's sleeve, "and these
cards"—
Sandal took one and went to the
lamp. "Marked, by Jove!" he cried,
but with a stronger oath. "Here's a pin
prick!"
"You are mistaken," began Hay,
quite pale.
"No," said Tempest coolly, "we're
not. Miss Qlan told us you cheated,
and we laid a trap for you.   You've
"Here's another vaek," she cried.
been   trying  this   double   card   and
marked card dodge several times this
very evening."
"And he's tried It lots of times before," said Aurora quickly. "I have
been at several places where Hay
scooped the pool, and It was all cheating."
"If It was," said Hay with quivering
lips, "why didn't you denounce me
then and there?"
"Because I denounce you now," she
said; "you're cooked, my man. These
boys will see that the matter is made
public."
"By Jove, yes!" cried Sandal, with a
look of abhorrence at Hay, "and I'll
prosecute you to get back those thousands you won off me."
"I never did"—
"You've been rooking tins poy ror
months," cried Miss Qinn. "Here,
Tempest, get a constable. We'll gt-Je
him In charge for swindling."
"No! no!" cried Hay, his nerve giving way under tbe threatened exposure; you'll have your money back.
Sandal, I swear."
"Lord George to you now, you blackguard; and how can you pay me the
money when I know you haven't got
a cent?"
"He intends to get It from the heiress," sniggered Aurora.
"Oh, dear me!" rose the plaintive
voice of the sheep dog, "what Is it,
Aurora?    Anything wrong?"
"We've caught Hay cheating, that's
all, and the police"—
"Oh, Aurora, don't bring up the police."
"No. don't," Bald Hay, wbo was
now trembling. "I'll do whatever you
like. Don't show ine up—I'm—I'm going to be married soon."
"No, you sba'n't marry," cried Tempest sharply; "I'll see this girl myself
and save her from you,"
"You can't prove that I cheated,"
said Hay desperately.
"Yes, we can," said George. -"I
and Miss Qlan and Tempest all saw
you cheat, aud Miss Qlan bas tbe
marked cards."
"But don't expose me. I—I"— Hay
broke down and turned away with
a look of despair on his face. He
cursed himself Inwardly for having
ventured to cheat when things, by
the marriage with Maud Krlll, would
have soon been all right for him.
"Miss Qlan," be cried In a tone of
agony, "give me another chance."
Aurora, playing her own game, of
which the two young men were Ignorant, appeared to repent She beckoned to Miss Stably. "Take Mr. Hay
Into the dining room," Bhe said, "and
I'll see what I can do. But you try
and bolt, Hay, and the news will be all
over tbe west end tomorrow."
"I'll stop," said Hay. whose face was
colorless, and without saying a word
be followed the sheep dog Into tbe
dining room In an agony of mind better Imagined than described. Then
MIbs Qlan turued ber attention to her
guests.
"See here, boys," she said frankly,
"this Is a dirty business, and 1 don't
want to be mixed up with It"
"But Hay should be exposed," Insisted Sandal: "he's been rooking me
I.
I -I do believe, for months."
j    "Serve you Jolly  well right,"  said
Aurora  heartlessly.    "I  warned  you
I again and again iwalnst blm.   But If
there's a row, where do I come In?"
i    "It won't hurt you," said Tempest
eagerly.
"Oh, won't It?   Gambling In my flat
and all the rest of It   You boys may
i think me free and easy, but no one
| can say a word against me.   I'm not
going to be made out an adventuress
and a bad woman for tbe sake of that
swindler Hay.   So you boys will just
hold your tongues."
"No," said Sandal, "my money"—
"Oh, bother your money!  I'll see that
Hay pays It back.   He's going to marry
this Krlll girl, and she's able to supply
the cash."
"But tbe girl shouldn't be allowed
to marry Hay," said Tempest.
"Don't you burn your fingers with
other people's fire,", said Aurora sharply. "This girl's In'love with him and
will marry bim In spite of everything.
But I don't care a cent for that It's
myself I'm thinking of. If I get your
money back, Sandal, will you hold your
tongue?"
Lord George, thinking of what his
noble fatber would say were he Involved In a card scandal connected
with an actress, thought It just as well
to agree. "Yes," said he hesitatingly,
"I'll not say a word If you get the
money back. But don't you let Hay
speak to me again In public or I'll
kick blm."
"That's your affair and bis," said
Anrora, delighted at having gained her
point; "but you bold your tongue; and
you, Tempest?"
"I'll not say a word either," said the
young man, with a shrug, "though I
don't see why you should save this
blackguard's reputation,"
"It's my own I'm thinking of, so
don't you make any mistake. And now
I have both yonr promises?"
"Yes,"  said   Sandal   and  Tempest
thinking It best to hush the matter up,
"but Hay"- '
"I'll see to him. You two boys clear
out snd go home to bed."
"But we can't leave you alone with
Hay," said Tempest.
"I'll not be alone with him," cried the
little woman imperionsly. "My companion is with me. What do you
mean?"
"He might do you some harm."
"Oh, might he? You take me for a
considerable Idiot, I suppose. You get
along, boys, and leave me to fix up
things."
Both young men protested again, but
Aurora, anxious for her conversation
with Hay, bundled tbem out of the fiat
and banged the door to when sbe heard
them whistling below for a hansom.
Then she went to the dining room.
"You come along to the drawing
room," sbe said to Hay. "Miss Stably,
stop here."
"I haven't got my shawl," bleated the
old lady.
"Oh, bother!" Aurora ran to the other room, snatched up the shawl and
saw Miss Stably sitting down to knit,
while she led Hay back Into the drawing room. He looked round wben he
entered.
"Where are they?" he asked, sitting
down.
"Gone. But It's all rfght Tve made
them promise not to sny"—
Grexon Hay didn't let ber finish. He
fell on his knees and kissed her band.
His face waB perfectly white, but his
eyes were full of gratitude as he babbled his thanks. No one could have accused him of being cold then. But Miss
Qlan did not approve of this emotion,
natural though It was.
"Hero, get up!" she said, snatching
her hand away. "I've got to speak
straight to you. I've done a heap for
you. Now you've got to do a heap for
me."
"Anything — anything." said Hay,
whose face was recovering Its normal
color. "You have saved me—you have."
"And much of a thing you are to
save! You'll be cheating again In a
week or bo."
"No," cried Hay emphatically, "I
swear I'll not touch a card agnlnl I'll
marry Maud and turn respectable. Oh,
what a lesson I've had! You are sure
those fellows won't speak?"
"No. That's all right. Yon can go
on swindling as before, only," Miss
Qlan raised a finger, "you'll hnve to
par Sandal back some cash."
"I'll do that. Maud will land me the
money.   Does he want all?"
"Oh, a couple of thousand will shut
his mouth. I'll not see you left. It's
all right, so sit up and don't shake
there like a Jelly."
"You're very kind to me," said Hay
faintly.
"Don't you make an- mistake. So
far as I am concerned you might stick
In'tbe mud forever. I helped you because I want you to help mc. I'm in
want of money"—
"I'll give you some."
"Picked from that girl's pockets,"
sold Aurora dryly. "No, thank you.
It might dirty my Angers. Listen.
There's a reward offered for the discovery of the murderer of Aaron Norman. I want to get that thousand
pounds, and you can help me to."
Hay started to his feet with amazement.    Of all the requests she wns
likely to make he never thought It
would be such a one.    "Aaron Norman's murder!" he said. "What do you
know of that?"
"Very little, but you know a lot"
"I don't.   I swear I don't"
"Pish!" said Miss Qlan Imperiously.
"Remember I've got the whip hand,
my boy.   Just you tell me how Mrs.
Krlll came to strangle the"—
"Mrs. Krlll?" Hay turned white
again, and his eyeglass fell. "She had
nothing to do with the matter. I
swear"—
"Strikes me you swear too much,
Mr. Hay. What about that opal brooch
you stole from Beecot when he had the
smash?"
"1 didn't steal It I never saw It at
the time of tbe accident"
"Then you got that boy Tray to steal
It"
"I knew nothing about the boy. Besides, why should I steal that opal serpent brooch?"
"You wanted to buy it from Beecot
anyhow?"
Hay  looked puzzled.    "Yes,  for a
lady."
i    "Mrs. Krill?"
"I admit that Mrs. Krill wanted It
She had associations connected with
that brooch."
"I know," interrupted Aurora, glancing at the clock. "Don't waste time In
talking of Lady Rachel Sandal's
death"—
"How do you know about that?"
stammered Hay, completely nonplused.
"I know a mighty lot of things. I
may as well tell you," said Miss Qlan.
coolly, "since you daren't split that
I've got a lot to do with the secret
detective service business. I'm helping another to hunt out evidence for
this case, and I guess you know a tot''
The man quailed. He knew that he
did not stand well with the police and
dreaded what this fluffy little woman,
should do. Aurora read his thoughts.
"Yes," she said, "we know a heap
about you ot the Scotland Yard office,,
and If you don't tell me all you know
I'll make things hot for you. This
cheating tonight is only one thing. Ii
know you are 'a man,on the market,"
Mr. Hay."
"What do you wish to hear?" askedl
Hay, collapsing. ,
"All about Mrs. Krlll's connection,
wltb this murder."
"Sbe has nothing to do with It Really, she hasn't Aaron Norman was
her husband right enough"—
"And he ran away from her over
twenty years ago. Bnt who told Mrs.
Krill about him?"
"I did," confessed Hay volubly and;
seeing It was best for him to make a
clean breast of It. "I met the Krllls
three years ago when I was at Bournemouth. They lived In Chrlstchurch,
you know."
"Yes. Hotel keepers. Well, what
then?"
"I fell In love with Maud and went
to Chrlstchurch to stop at the Red
Pig. She loved me, and in a year we
became engaged. But I had no money
to marry ber, and she had none either.
Then Mrs. Krill told me of her husband'
and of tbe death of Lady Rachel." '
"Murder or suicide?"
"Suicide, Mrs. Krlll sold," replied
Hay frankly. "Sbe told me also about
tbe opal brooch and described It. I
met Beecot by chance and greeted him
as an old school fellow. He took me-
to bis attic and to my surprise showed
me the opal brooch. I wanted to buy
It for Mrs. Krlll, but Beecot would
not sell It When next I met blm, he-
told me that Aaron Norman* bad
fainted when he saw the brooch. I
thought this odd and Informed Mrs.
Krill She described the man to mo-
and especially said that he had but
one eye. I went with Beecot to the
Gwynne street shop, and a single
glance told me that Aaron Norman
was Lemuel Krlll. I told his wife,
and she wanted to come up at once.
But I knew that Aaron was reported
rich—which I had heard through Pash
—and, as be was my lawyer, I suggested that the Krllls should go and
see him." ,
"Which they did, before the murder?"
"Yes. Pash was astonished, and,,
wben he heard that Aaron Norman,,
as he called himself, had committed'
bigamy and, that Sylvia"—
"Yes, you needn't say It," said Miss-
Qlan angrily. "She's worth a dozen of
that girl you are going to marry. But
why did you pretend to meet Mrs.
Krlll and ber daughter for the first
time at Pash's?'
"To blind Beecot We were standing at the door when the two came-
out and I pretended to see them for
tbe first time. Then I told Beecot
that I bad been Introduced to Maud
at Pash's office. He's a clever chap,
Beecot, and, being engaged to Sylvia
Norman, I thought he might find out
too much."
"About the murder?"
Hoy rose and looked solemn. "X
Bwcar I know nothing of that," Be
said decidedly, "and the Krllls were
as astonished as I wben they heard
of the death. They were going to»
see him by Pash's advice, and Mrs.
Krlll was going to prosecute him for
bigamy unless he allowed her a good-
income. Death pot an end to all that-
so she made up the story of seeing the
handbills, and then of course the will
gave the money to Maud, who was engaged to me."
"Tbe will, or wbat was called a will.
gave the money to Sylvia," said Aurora emphatically. "But this brooch—
you didn't take It?"
"No, I swear I didn't Mrs. Krlll
wanted It but I never knew it was of
any particular Importance. Certainly
I would never have risked robbing"
Beecot, ond I never told that boy Truy
to rob either."
"Then who took the brooch 7"
"I can't say. I bave told yon all I
know."
"Hum!" said Anrora, Just like her
brother. "That will do tonight, bnt If I
ask you any more questions you'll nave
to answer, bo now yon can go. . By the
way, I suppose the brooch made you
Btlck to Beecot 7"
"Yea," said Hsy frankly. "He was
of no nse to me, but while he had the
brooch I stuck to blm to get It for Mrs-
Krlll."
"Queer," sold Aurora.    "I wonder
why she wanted It so mnch?'   Bnt this
question Hay was unable t» answer.    .
(To be Continued.)
"What sort of an alter-tlinnor speak,
er is Gillings?"
"One ol the kind who start in hy
saying they didn't expect to be celled
on and then proceed to demonstrate
that thoyvoan't be calleJ oil."' THE REPORTER.  MICHEL,  BRITISH COLUMBIA.
CONQUESTJF THE MR
ENGLISH   FLYER   BETTER  THAN
THE AMERICAN
The   English   Aerial'   Machine   Said
to be Much Superior to the Ameri-
can   Machine—Inventor  Suddenly
Severs His Connection with Balloon
Factory—May   be   Fraught   With
Grave Results to the Country
London.—The Times prints a statement denying the government's    alleged apathy towards aviation.      It
says that J. W. Dunn of the Royal
Engineers, after several years of experiments, made an airship superior
to Wright'B machines, and in Scot
land succeeded in making a flight of
twelve miles in a circular course, in
which he proved beyond a doubt, according to the statement,    that    in
efficiency    and    ease of control the
Wrights have been outdone.
That was the reason, says the 'limes,
that the war office has made no attempt to engage the Wright brothers
or secure their machine.
A new machine has recently been
built under Dunn's supervision at
Farnborough, and everything was
prepared for flights on a large scale,
when a few days ago Dunn suddenly
severed his connection with the balloon factory.
The Times adds It is not known
what reasons forced Dunn to adopt
this seriouB step, which may be
fraught with the gravest consequences
to his country." Dunn's invention is
a biplane in principle and construe-
tion. It differs widely from the aero.
planes already known.
Sedition in India
Victoria.—Lord Frederick Hamilton,
eon of the Duke of Abercorn, and a
prominent British diplomat and traveller, arrived by the Empress ,f
Japan, returning from India, where
lie attended his son's wedding to the
daughter of the governor general, Earl
Minto. Speaking of conditions in
India, he said the seditious movement
had been caused hy the abolition ol
the censorship of the press, which was
a mistake in the movement and allowed the Bengals to scatter their
sedition broadcast. The leaders have
lately adopted gramophones to spread
sedition, and the officials are in a
' quandary.
"They can't arrest a gramophone
you know. Itv is a mistaken idea
though, to Bay ;, the movement is
against British rule. It is purely
racial, brown against white. Bengalis
are alone spreading sedition, an-.l
owing to these tribesmen being despised by other tribes the movement
is slower in spreading than it other
wise would."
Speaking of Lord Kitchener, the re
tiring commander of the British army
in India, Lord Hamilton said he un
derstood Kitchener was to become
director general of the British forces
on his return to Egypt.
THE   SUFFRAGETTE   MOVEMENT
Cause Appears to be Gaining Ground
and Fair Sex Now Confident
of Ultimate Victory
London.—Whatever one may deter-
mine as sure indications of increase
in sentiment, strength of organization
and activity of campaign, these indications are found in all of he twenty
countries represented in the suffrage
alliance in session here. Everybody
reports increased membership, increased campaign funds and improvement in the tolerance and considerations of the public. New friends in
high places have endorsed it and even
the Queen of Norway has sent greetings to the congress.
The Scandinavian countries are
easily in the lead in the movement.
Finland has already granted full suffrage to women. Norway has full suffrage, with very slight property qualifications, Iceland and Sweden have all
the rights, except parliamentary yote.
and the Swedish houBe of commons
has unanimously passed a bill to
grant parliamentary votes to women.
While it was defeated in the upper
house it only means a little delay
until full suffrage comes to the women
of that country. There are indications
from a number of countries, among
which are Hungary and Bohemia, that
some new political rights will soon be
granted to women.
The campaign in England is still
maintained with all the intensity
which it has manifested within the
last three years, and it is only r. question of time when the government will
accede to the demand of women and
grant parliamentary vote.
Startling Drink Statistics
Chicago.—Figures concerning deaths
caused by liquor were quoted by the
Rev. E. L. Eaton, D.D., pastor of
the Emanuel Methodist Episcopal
church, of Evanston, at the Cook
county W. C. T. U. convention in
Moody church. He asserted that
2,600 babies wore smothered to death
annually by drunken mothers and
thnt 1,000 wives were murdered by
drunken husbands. "There are 9,000
other murders committed because o,
drink each year," he said. "Drink
makes 40,000 widows each year and
ruins 60,000 girls. Paupers to the
number of 200,000 are made from
liquor annually, and in the same time
there are 100,000 drink murdered
men."
New Alberta Coal Company
Montreal.—It is stated here that E.
B. Grcenshields, head of Greenshields,
Limited, and director of the Grand
Trunk Pacific, will be. head of the
new W,000,000 Pacific Pass Con"
Fields, Limited, n concern that will
operate areas in Alberta, said to contain 800,000,000 tons of conl.
Another Asset for Canada
Ottawa.—Dr. Ellis, of the geologicnl
Burvey, says New Brunswick oil shale
is richer than Scottish shale, from
which the Standard Oil company ntv
nually obtains 62 million gallons of
oil and fifty thousand tons of sulphate
of ammonia.
Forest Lands in Alberta
Ottawa.—Superintendent Campbell,
of the Dominion forestry branch, told
the forests nnd waterways commission
that the belt of land from the international boundary to the Crow's Nest
line, and Irom the British Columbia
line fifty miles eastward, should be reserved and protected. He said there
seemed to be about twelve million
acres available for the development of
conl mining in Alberta. Mr. Campbell said there are a million feet of
lumber per acre, or the product of
9,000,000 acres in the present year required.
Banks in Southern Alberta
Calgary.—Bank3 are wonderful facts
in Southern Alberta. Within the past
few months the Bank of Montreal has
opened a branch nt Cardston, and tho
Bank of Commerce, the Monarch, and
Union bank are now establishing at
Sterling. Two new banks have only
recently opened at Lethbridge.
Rutherford on Railway Board
Ottawa.—Tiie name ol Veterinary
Director-General .1. G. Rutherford is
considered as the most suitable successor to the Into Hon. Grecnway on
the railway commission.
U. S. Mining Trouble Settled
Philadelphia.—Tiie   operators   and
miners have signed    an    agreement
which continues in force till March
31, 1012.
Natural Resources Commission
Ottawa—Hon. Sydney Fisher's bill
to create a permanent commission on
conservation of the natural resources
of Canada was given a second reading. The minister of agriculture explained that the conservation conference at Washington, at which Canada
was represented, had recommended
the establishment of a permanent
commission to look after the resources
of this country, and this bill was the
result. The commission is to be composed of thirty-two members and a
chairman. Three of these will be appointed by the federal government,
one from each province, usually the
minister in charge of the landB of the
province, and twenty members appointed by order-in-council. The commissioners will not be paid and will
receive only their travelling expenses
There will be an office in Ottawa
under the civil service, in charge of
a secretary.
From Cattle to Wheat
Calgary.—Brooks, 110 miles east of
Calgary, once the headquarters for
antelope hunting and one of the great
live stock shipping points, having the
moat complete and largest stockyards
in the province, is now showing a different aspect. At present over twenty-
five irrigation surveyors are at work
laying out an irrigation ditch. Several
cars of immigrants are unloading and
will turn the ranges into big wheat
fields. Every day loads of home-
seekers leave to inspect land. Brooks
is the gateway to the great irrigated
lands where so much development is
now taking place.
Favor Cash Contribution
Victoria, B. C—A delegation irora
the Navy league met Premier McRride
and requested that he urge upon thi
government at Ottawa the advisability
Df an immediate contribution in cash
to Great Britain in aid of the navy,
and further to pledge British Columbia to contribute a portion of such
contribution. At the conclusion of the
meeting, it was arranged that the
league should present a memorial setting forth its v'.ews, when the premier
will reply to the request. The delegation said it would like to see British
Columbia leading the other provinces
in a gift ol cash, immediately and unconditionally, to go as an offering from
Canada to the imperial government.
Treking' to Northern Lands
Edmonton—There is a heavy trek
of settlers through Edmonton northeast to the 8addle Lake country and
northwest to the Peace River valley.
In one day forty persons, among
whom were ten women, loft by ox
train for the Grand Prairie district.
The train consisted of sixteen ox
teams. The women are accommodated
in a comfortable caboose. The outfit
consists of tools, implements, food and
household effects necessary to begin
farm operations. Most of the people
are from Ontario.
THE REAL YELLOW PERIL
RESTRICTION  OF   IMMIGRATION
STILL A NECESSITY
But as Long as We Act With Forbearance There is Nothing to Fear
From Oriental Immigration' for
Years to Come—Real Peril Said to
be in the Possible Movement of
American Capital to Asia
Victoria.—Hon. W. L. MacKenzie
King, the Canadian representative at
the recent opium conference held a1
Shanghai, haB returned from Japan,
China nnd India hy the R. M. S. Empress of Japan. He had been travelling in the Orient since the closing nt
the opium conference, having first,
visited India and- recently had been
in North China, having been in Pekin
but a short time before going to
Japan. He has been looking into the
question of Oriental immigration
since leaving Shanghni.
He said:—"To preserve the standards which our industrial classes have
reached, restriction of immigration is
an absolute .necessity. This is recognized by the authorities across the
Pacific hardly less than by ou'sel" ■»
and as long as we act with forbearance and consideration of the difficulties eastern statesmen have to face,
we have nothing to fear from Oriental
immigration for years to come."
"While in Japan I was invited by
the foreign office to confer regarding
the immigration question, nnd a frank
exchange of views took place, but
until I have made my report to Ottawa, I cannot discuss them. Canada
and the United States, though, can
rely upon the statement made eight
weeks ago by Count Komura, Japan
ese foreign minister, in a carefully
prepared speech, in which he announced that Japan proposed to *•*
strict immigration to across the Pa
cific.
"The real peril so far as the Orient
is concerned, lies not in the possible-
movement of labor from Asia to
America—that can be regulated—but
in the almost certain movement' ol
capital from America and Europe to
Asia, once the industrial possibilities
become known and a greater degree cl
stability and security of investment is
offered."
Speaking regarding the opium cort'
ferencc, he said it had strongly endorsed the sincerity of China in trying to eradicate the curse, and urged
upon all governments to assist in forbidding the manufacture and export of
opium and its alkaloids, which Can
ada nnd the United States has since
done.
VERDICT  IN  KINRADE   INQUEST
Owing to the Unreliability of the Evidence Absolutely no Light is
Thrown Upon the Incident
Hamilton—The prolonged inquest
into the cause of death of Ethel Kin-
rade was brought to a close when the
jury returned the following verdict:
"We, the jury assembled to inquire
into the death of Ethel Kinrade, hereby find that the deceased met her
death by shot woundB inflicted by
some person or persons unknown to
the jury. Owing to the fact of unreliability of evidence produced, the
crown is especially requested to continue its investigations, and we also
desire to express our heartiest apore-
ciation of the able and kindly mannir
in which this investigation has been
conducted by Coroner Anderson and
counsel ior the crown."
The only witnesses called were
James Bourn, who told the little that
was startling and stood loyally by the
girl who had jilted him.
BUDGET SHOWS A BIG DEFICIT
Canadian Coast Fisheries
Vancouver.—H. H. Watson, who has
been in Ottawa on Vancouver halibut
affairs, returned recently and said:—
"We are assured that the Dominion
government is quite alive respecting
the importance of halibut fisheries in
the North Pacific, and that a fisheries
protective service to keep poachers
outside the three-mile limit will be
mode effective as soon as possible.
I maintain that the Dominion has
overrun her rights in Hecate Straits.
This is the contention the Vancouver
board of trade and other public bodies
have presented at Ottawa. Thus far
the government has not officially
made claims, but it seems to be well
understood that the matter will receive attention and be disposed ol
before the legislature, adjourns."
Maladies Due to Wireless
London.—The Lancet notes a report of Bellile, a French naval sur.
geon aboard the Descartes engaged in
the Morocco campaign, on various
affections developed by the action of
Hertzian waves .among wireless operators. The commonest is slight con.
junctivitis. One case had serious results, and the wearing of yellow
glasses is recommended. Other effects
are an eczema difficult of cure, and
painful palpitation of the heart,
though organic lesion is entirely ab.
sent. Bellile is disposed to believe
many cases of neurasthenia, which
seem to be getting common among
naval ■.en, may be due to wireless
work      ■„
Australia and the Navy
Sydney, N. S. W.—Great efforts nie
being made to remove the question
ol naval defence from tho region of
party politics. Probably the amend,
ment to the address when parliament
meets wi'.l propose thnt all nction be
deferred until the conference with the
imperial experts decides the best use
to which the resources of Australia
can be put. The Herald says:—"We
do not want encomiums dictated by
political politeness, hut explicit ad.
vice irom the admiralty."
Chamberlin's Prophecy
Ottawa.—E. J. Chambcrlin, general
manager of the G. T. P., has arrived
after a tour of inspection which began nn March 19 and extended to
Prince Rupert, the Pacific const ter-
minus of the line. Mr. Chainbcrlin is
most optimistic over the work ol tho
approaching summer.
"By autumn," he says, "the G. T. P.
will have 1,366 miles of completed
road."
Thinks Canada Too Strict
Belleville, Ont.—Because the British
government had complained to the
Canadian government that there were
too many deportations from Canada
without cause, six English families
who were to be deported from Picton
have, been allowed to remain. One of
these families, however, will be deported later on. ,
Lord Sholto Douglas Acquitted
Nelson, B. C—The grand jury has
returned a verdict of "no bill" in
the case against Lord Sholto Douglas,
charged with shooting' with intent to
kill James J, B. Rowlands. The incident occurred nt Creston, where
both live, lust September. The story
told, was that Douglas came home and
found Rowlands in the house with
Lady Douglas, the former being intoxicated. When ordered by Douglas
to leave, Rowlands refused. Douglas
then went to a neighbor's, got a gun
and shot Rowlands, seriously wounding him.
Many New Sunday Schools In Wert
Calgary.—That the work of Presby
terian Sunday schools is progressir-
favorably is shown by the- report to
the synod by the Rev. Archibald,
Ponoka. There are forty-six union
schools in the synod, the same number
as last year. The number of Presby.
terian schools showed a subatnnt'n!
increase from 90 in 1907 to 114 m 19-,-i.
The increase of scholars was from
4,711 to 6,896; 158 scholars united with
tiie church during the year; $855 \vn
raised for the various schemes of tbo
church and $3,864 for running ex
penses.
Recommendations were adopted ur,.
ing tho memorizing of scripture pas
sages, expressing worm approval o
organized Bible classes, urging the
observation of children's day and impressing the importance of the cradle
roll and home department. There are
now twenty-nine young people's so
cieties with a membership of 925. Tiny
contributed $1,480, one-third goins 11
missions. Rev. Walker, ol Made .id
read a satiaiactery treaaurer's repiit.
Calgary  Brigade  Camp
Calgary—It is estimated thrt 1,000
will be at the brigad camp held here
from June 29 to July 10. The following regiments nre expected:—15th
Light Horse, 21st Alberta Rangers
20th Alberta Hussars, 19th Alberta
Mounted Hides, and detachments of
the army ordnance and medical corps,
and Royal Canadian Mounted Rifies.
Alberta Agricultural Fairs
Edmonton.—Over forty fairs will be
held in Alberta during the coining
Bummer and tail. This is a considerable increase over the number held
last year. ( The first town on the
G.eT. P. in Alberta to hold a fair is
Viking, 88 miles east of Edmonton
which holds'its second stock show on
October 4.
Jack Blnns Given Life Saving Medal
Paris.—The French government hns
awarded a first-class life savers' medal
to Jack Binns, the wireless operator,
for courage displayed when the
steamer Republic was cut down by Ihe
steamship, Florida off Nantucket in
January.
To Encourage Ritle Shooting
Ottawa.—To encourage rille shoot-
Ing in Canada, the Dominion Rifle
association has tlecidecl to pay one-
fourth of the railway fare ol all competitors who attend the D. R. A. meeting in Ottawa.
Australia Buys Aeroplanes
Australia.—The Australian   government has arranged for the purchase of
six dirigibles and six neroplanes for
the purpose ol experimenting.
Imperial Vets Will Keep on Pressing
Winnipeg.—At the general meeting
of the local Imperial South African
Veterans' association—Colonel Cham-
hers presiding—advice from the minister of militia was read to the effect
that the militia council reported
against the proposition to form a reserve ih return for a land grant, and
that subsequently the privy council
considered and regretted the offer
could not be entertained.
After much discussion it was resolved to continue every effort to secure a grant in return for reserve
service, it being pointed out what a
long struggle tho Canadian veterans
had to obtain their grant.
Subsidy Taken OK
Vancouver.—Owing to the withdrawal of the subsidy from the Canadian and New Zealand governments,
the steamship line operating between
British Columbia and Australia will
withdraw from the trade after the
sailing of the Indrnvelli in May.
Frank Watorhouse & Co., of Seattle,
have concluded agreements with the
C. P. R. to exchange traffic at Vancouver for tho Antipodes with vessels
of an Australian lino handled by
Woterhouse. The vessels will begin
calling ut Vancouver either in June
or July.
12,000 Homeless
Lisbon.—Twelve thousand persons
are homeless in the earthquake zone.
Suffering in the towns near Bona-
vetito is keen. Hundreds are starving.
King Manuel has started a fund for
the relief of the sufferers, and food is
being rushed to the stricken zone,
which contains many villages surrounding this city. Thp damage from
the earthquake is fnr more extensive
than was supposed at first. The loss
will reach millions. Reports of deaths
due to the collapse ol buildings ore
coining in slowly.
Results of Depression Is Shown—Income Tax Will Be Increased and
Automobiles Will Be Taxed
London.—David Lloyd-George, chan
cellor of the exchequer, has issued an
explanatory memorandum on the rev
enue and expenditure for the year,
He estimates the revenue in 1909-10
us $741,950,000, and the expenditure
$8'20,76O,000, showing a deficit of
$78,810,000. It is pointed out that the
increased expenditure is due mainly
to old age pensions and appropriations for the navy.
Dealing with the last year's finances,
the chancellor says that nearly all
branches of trade and industry suffered a serious depression. The foreign
trade returns showed a diminution in
values to the amount of nearly $570,-
000,000 as compared with 1907.
The chancellor adds that it is impossible to prophesy any immediate
rapid recovery, but he is of the opinion thnt there are some indications
that foreign trade is beginning to improve. The revenue for 1908 fell
short of the budget estimate by
$7,510,000.
The national debt now amounts to
$3,770,606,545.
An outline of the government's new
financial programme was given in the
commons by Chancellor of the Exchequer Lloyd-George and includes
provision for four Dreadnoughts entailing four per cent, increase on income tax for two years; income tax at
present is five per cent. Old age pensions to be extended to embrace
pauper class, and scheme of insur
ance to guard workers against non-
employment to be put into effect. In
distributing funds the treasury will
make a million dollar grant for the
promotion of agriculture. It is proposed, the chancellor declared, to
raise . eighty-two and n-half million
dollars by extra taxes on automobiles;
gasoline" will be taxed four cents a
gallon.
Planned to Massacre All Turk Liberals
London.—A despatch to the Daily
Telegraph from Constantinople says
that in an interview Enver Bey, one
of the leaders of the Young Turks, declared that they had proofs that a
massacre of all Turks suspected of
liberalism had been projected in Constantinople, nnd was only prevented
by General Schefkcts hastening the occupation oi the city. Enver Bey said
that he had now no fear that Abdul
Hamid would become the center of
new revolution. He believed that as
a result of the courtmartiol there
would be an additional hundred executions and as many more sentenced
to imprisonment at hard labor. The
executions would be public in various
parts of the city, as it was necessary
to show a salutary example. The
former sultan, Enver Bey asserted,
bad already been punished and would
not be put on trial.
Uncle Sam to Conserve Water Power
Washington.—A highly important
announcement wns made by Secretary
of the Interior Bollinger bearing on
the subject of conservation of water
power nnd protection of water power
sites. It shows thnt the administration is fully alive to the importance
of protecting power sites throughout
the country.
Secretary Ballinger has ordered the
director of the. geological survey to
make at once an investigation of water
power sites within the public domain
and not in forest reserves, with a view
to recommending legislation to protect
these from falling into the hands, ns
the order snys, of monopolistic and
speculative interests.
Castro Proceeding Against France
Paris.—Cipriano Castro, former
president of Venezuela, is reported to
lie consulting with lawyers hero with
a view to bringing a damage su't
against the French government mr
bis receitt-'expulsion from Martinique
As the government lias the power to
expel foreigners at its discretion
Senor Castro, it is said, purposes baying his action on the fact that be was
forcibly placed on hoard a ship at
Martinique and compelled to relur i
to France without being given the
option ol choosing liis destination.
The Dead at Adana
Adana, Asiatic Turkey.—The con-'.i.
tions in the country surrounding
Adana as a result ol the recent fanatical attacks by Moslems upon the
Christian population ar terrible. Dead
bodies are lying on the fields. Numberless Armenian farm houses have
been burned. Conditions are most unsanitary nnd dysentery is beginning
to make its appearance.
Princess Born at The Hague
The Hague.—Queen Wilhelmina has
given birth to a princess. Her condition is satisfactory. There was great
rejoicing throughout Holland when
the news was received,
The Hollanders would have pre*
ferred a prince, but the perpetuation
of the line of Wilhelmina's family is
reasonably assured, and her subjects
are happy.
Sixteen Battleships to be Remodelled
Washington, I). C—The navy department has announced thnt the sixteen battleships which made the trip
around the world lire lo be remodelle I,
thus practically continuing the reports
thnt have been current since the return of the Iteet that the voyage prac-
ticully wrecked tho navy.
Sixteen battleships have been laid
up Ior repairs, anil Hint sixteen buttle-
ships are to be remodelled nre facts
admitted by the navy department, and
these Inets seem to hour out the re-
purls that the United States navy ia
practically useless and out ol commission.
EFFECTS OFTHE STRIKE
STRIKE     OF     WESTERN     COAL
MINERS A SERIOUS MATTER
Many Industries in the Kootenays are
Beginning to Feel the Pinch, and
Business Interests are Jeopardized
—Freight Traffic.Is Being Curtailed,
and Many Railway Employees are
Now Without Employment
Nelson, B. C—The immediate effect
of the coal strike in Nelson is the
large number of idle C. P. R. employees,  engineers,  firemen,  conductors, and brakemen in this city.   Not
in ten yearB have there been so many
idle trainmen in Nelson, and what is
true of this city is true of this whole
division, the working force on    the
C. P. R., according to reliable information, having been reduced between 40
and 50 per cent, since the strike was
declared as a result of the shutting
down of the coal carrying trade.
One of the 'worst features of the
situation in this country is the shutting down of the British Columbia
Copper company's smelter and mines
in the boundary district because of a
shortage of fuel due to the fact that
the employees of the International
Coal and Coke company at Coleman
are on strike. The British Columbia
Copper company depended upon this
company for its coke supply, having a
contract for the entire output of the
ovens, so that when its thirty days
reserve waB exhausted it had no alternative but to close its smelter nnd
mines. The closing down of these
properties means the throwing out of
work of over 400 men besides meaning
a still further reduction in the C.P.R.
train crews through the shutting down
ol freight traffic between the mines
and the smelter. .
The throwing out of work of bo
many employees of the C. P. R.
throughout this country and the shutting down of the British Columbia
Copper company's properties is a serious thing for the business interests
not only of Nelson, but also of the
whole of the Kootenay and Boundary
distriots. Another unpleasant feature
of the situation is that the coal stocks ,
throughout the country are beginning
to run short, due to the fact that all
the mines from which the supplies
were drawn ore closed down. The big
Grnnby smelter at Grand Forka, of
course, secures its fuel supply from'
the Crow's Nest Pass Coal company
und so !h not affected.
The Consolidated Mining and Smelting company's smelter at Trail, and
their mines at Rossland, Phoenix, San-
don and Moyie are still operating
without showing nny effect of the
strike, for tbe management hnd looked
ahead and hnd a large reserve supply of fuel on hand when the struggle
began, and claims to be in a position
to secure additional supplies as soon
as required. Other industries, however, as well ns the'general public, are
beginning to feel the pinch. As a matter of fact, the Crow's Nest Pass Coal
company is mining enough coal to
keep tins' district from want if its
product were being marketed here.
Morris Committed for Trial
Milestone, Bask,—-Ernest Morris was
committed (or trint on tbe chnrge of
murdering his brother Chns. ,1. Morris, on n homestead south of here.
The crown is endeavoring to establish
as a motive Ior the crime, a quarrel
between the brothers, Ernest having
sold a team ol horses owned by
Charles without the knowledge ol the
latter.
Athabasca Landing Railway
North Bnttleford, Sask.—The eon-
tractor anil construction gang are expected hero inside of a month to
commence operations on the Athabasca Landing line. Kilty miles ol
this line will he built this yonr uh lar
ns the Turtle lake. This will traverse
one of the finest grain-growing districts in Saskatchewan.
Alberta Spring Beef Cattle
Calgary.—R. A. Hegg, purchaser for
the H. C. Ment company, of    Vancouver, states Hint never in nny spring
in  Hie history ol Alberta hns  there
been so many fine beeves for export
and for the domestic market,  Nelson, |
Morris & Co., of Chicago, also uppre-
eiato   this,   uml   are   lonvnr'ling   ten 1
carloads oi beef cuttle from this dis. j
trict to Chicago.
Big Canal Scheme Fully Considered
Ottawa.—At a special general meeting of the federated boards of trade
and municipalities nf Canada, a resolution was passed declaring that the
Georgian Bay ship canal was a practicable proposition and necessary to
tiie expanding transportation interests
ol the Dominion which the government should nt once conBtru'ct, and
that in the event of the Dominion
government being unable to imme-
liately finance such work oa a natural
undertaking, the scheme should bo
handed over to a private corporation
to be curried out provided that the
public interest was sufficiently safeguarded.
This gathering was for the express
purpose of dealing with the canal
scheme, and it wns one of the most
notable conferences ever held in Ot.
town, Corporations and municipalities from the cast to the west were
represented.
The conference was disposed at first
to endorse the proposal of nn English
syndicate headed by Sir Robert PorkR
and Sir Alexander Henderson to construct the citnnl at an estimated cost
of a hundred millions provided the
govemmont guaranteed the interest
on tbi'ir bonds ol .'l.VJ per cent.; the
government und company would share
equally the revenue;(the tolls charged
would be under government control;
nnd thi' government would reserve the
right to lake over the scheme, at cost
to th- company on a day's notice.
However. Hie course indicated by tho
resolution was adopted.
Leaving to Pay Indian Treaty
Edmonton.—With $:I0,(KK1 worth o>
treaty papers in bis pocket, H. A.
Conroy, Indian treaty commissioner
for the Dominion government, will
leave for the north in a few days and
will spend scvernl months in making
tbe Indians of the backwoods happy
Willi their annual allotment of trenlv
money. Mr. Conroy reached tho city
recently in company with A. Lunioth'*,
ol Montreal, who will take the trip
north villi Ihe treaty commissioner
They will tike the trnil to Lesser Slave
lnke nnd tin' Pence river by the Atlltt
Imscii. They will bo absent all sun,
iiicr.
"I never saw sucb a man!  He Is nl-
wnys  running  down  bis neighbors.":
"Scandal or automobile?"—Baltimore
American.
Cold Wave in Franco
Paris.—Northeastern France is in
the grip ot an unprecedented cotd
wave. There bave been snow lulls
nt several places, and it is feared tbat
the fruit crops and Vineyards hav-
been seriously damaged.
Diplomatic Contest
Constantinople.—-The ambassador**
of Great Britain nnd Germany nre
working actively to acquire influence
over the new regime, but tbe victory
of Baron Mnrsr.holl Von Biebersteln,
tbe German ambassador, secins certain, ns Tcwlik Pasha is liis personnl
friend. Kiamil I'nshu denies Unit be
lied from Constantinople. He only
left his iisuul resilience to go to tho
palace of his younger son. As the new
Hiillnii does not possess a uniform,
fifty workmen from tho ministry nl
war are nt work preparing one for the
sclniniik at Suint Sophia, THE REPORTER,  MICHEL, BRITISH COLUMBIA.
H. G. WELLS, NOVELIST
HOW    FAMOUS    NOVELIST   AND
UTOPIAN LIVES.
Spade House at Sandgate, Kent, Is a
Quaint Old Place Where Things
Are Ordered In the Simplicity
Which the Owner Preaches — He
Is a Famous Walker and Takes
Long Tramps.
Mr. H. G. Wells has two distinct
lines of writing. He produces romances of a fanciful character dealing with science and Utopian social
schemes, such as "War in the
Air" and "When the Sleeper Wakes,"
and has written serious novels of
real life, of which his i.ew book,
"Tono-Bungay," forms the last of a
remarkable trilogy. It was preceded
by "Love and Mrs. Lewisham," and
"Kipps, the Story of a Simple Soul."
These novels bear the stump of
autobiography, but Mr. Wells warns
me that they must not be taken literally as his personal story. He ad-
mits quite frankly that he bus used
his experiences freely in these novels, but only as threads of fact interwoven with much fiction.
So much does the County of Kent
figure in Mr, Wells' writings that it
A. a. WELLS.
need hardly be said that he lives in
the county of his birth und upbringing. His home. Spade House, is a
quaint-looking place, with a deep,
■loping roof, roughcast walls, snd
small latticed windows standing out
conspicuously above the shore at
Sandgate. It has a garden by the
sea, pretty nooks and corners, old-
fashioned flower borders, and a tennis lawn. The rooms are cosy and
low-ceilinged, plainly furnished, hut
with restful, artistic harmony. True
to his philosophy, Mr. Wells believes
in hnving a home unencumbered
with things which make for show
and costliness, but do not ensure
comfort, and if the social conditions
which he foreshadows - in "New
Worlds for Old" have not arrived vet,
when the saving of labor is the first
consideration in the design of a habitation, Mr. and Mrs. Wells make
convenience and simplicity their
ideal at Spade House.
The distinguished author's study is
'« low room, with books arranged in
eases round the walls, and an open
hearth with briehtly-burning logs—a
picture of old English comfort. I"--*
windows looks across a little iris-b •
dered lawn straight upon the Eng
lish Channel. Ii may be expected
that on author who essays to disentangle the meshes of our social
fabric should begin nt home. Mr.
Wells' study is very neat and trim,
and his books and papers are or-
ranced with scientific accuracy.
He Is a careful and fastidious writer, and spends enormous labor upon
his books. First he writes his work
In manuscript in a small, fine cali-
graphy. end the pages show manv
Interpolations. Then it is typed, and
be corrects and recorrecls for the
press.
In npp»aranec. Mr. Wells is a
-young-looking man for forty-two.
slight, fair and of medium height,
He has an easy, somewhat jocular
air, and the humorous lines of his
month are veiled by a heavy moustache. His grey eyes are suggestive
of suppressed drollery, though, for
the most part, thoughtful. He has a
cheerful, philosophic spirit, a good-
natured disposition, dislikes fuss,
leads a quiet, simple life, shuns society with a big S, is a laborious and
Jiersi-itent worker, has no expensive
nobbies, and finds his chief recreation in outdoor life. His favorite exercise Is wnlkint*. and he savs that a
tramp of twenty milea along the
coast or thrniiub the pleasant Kentish scenerv which forms the hinterland of Fnlkstone is the most helpful
and exhilarating stimulus for work.
He also finds a game of tennis an
excellent relief from his desk, and
plays ardently, though • without any
pretension to being an expert ot the
Cams,
Mr. Wells h",«, a very pretty wife,
who is a keen Socialist, and they have
two sons, charming little fellows,
five and seven yearn old. He is the
happiest man possible in his home
and domestic life, and has never endured any serious trials, struggles or
privations. He laughs with quiet
amusement over the imaginary pictures portraying bim as a worried,
saddened man, with chronic ill-health
and a jaundiced outlook on life
Mr. Wells is the son of a tradesman
of Bromley, in Kent, nntl, after education nt a private school, he was apprenticed to a draper at the early age
of thirteen. He did not like it, nnd
was sent to a chemist; that arrangement- fell through, and he was sent
tf ,i draper again. Ho left business
after two years und wont tor n year
to the Midhurst Grammar School.
There ho won n scholurshlp which
Jock him to the Roynl College of
(Science, London, where he romained
for three yenrs, until he wns twenty.
lAt the college lie figured us a Social-
sVl ol the pronounced red-tic order.
TOMMY ATKINS' TROUSERS.
Facts About the  British Army Tailor's Bill.
It will astonish most people to be
told that the British Government, in
addition to being a maker ol laws,
is the greatest tailor in the world.
The Army Clothing Factory at Pim-
lico is the biggest tailor's shop in
England. Last year Tommy Atkins'
tailor's bill amounted to £355,375
During the Boer war the clothing of
the army cost nearly £5,000,000.
Trousers are the most costly item
in the soldier's wardrobe, and for
their nether garment* last year the
nation had to pay no less a sum than
£73,278. And this recalls the fact
that it is less than ninety years since
the British army first put on its trousers—that the British infantry soldier,
that is to say, first substituted trousers for the old-fashioned knee
breeches.
From April 1st the British soldier
will be clothed on an entirely different system to what has prevailed for
so many years, and the innovation
will probably be a great deal more
satisfactory to the rank and file.
Every man will receive his free outfit
on enlistment as heretofore, but will
be required to provide his personal
clothing and necessaries out of an
allowance credited to him quarterly
in advance. Instead of his present
kit allowance of twopence a day after
six months' service, he will receive
at the end of his first year a lump
Bum equivalent to the accumulated
twopences, in addition to the separate clothing  allowance.
The maintenance of kit and clothing will be a matter between the
soldier and his commanding officer.
It is intended that the present arbitrary periods of wear allotted to each
garment shall be abolished; under
the old system, a pair of trousers
might be serviceable to-day and
"time-expired" to-morrow.
Even in the piping times'of pence
Tommy Atkins' tailor's bill would
make a millionaire poor in a year.
Roughly speaking, it costs £1,000,000
every year to clothe the British army.
The headgear of the troops, embracing everything from a simple cap to
a bearskin helmet, exhausts nearly
£60,000, and boots, shoes, and leggings, which are purchased ready-
made, cost nearly £250,000. The cost
of a soldier's uniform varies from just
over £10 10s. to less than £3, according to the regiment in which he may
be serving. For instance, the annual
tailor's bill for the rank and file in
the Life Guards is just over £7, while
in the Infantry of the Line it is
under £3.
At the Army Clothing Department
at Pimlico many hundreds of workers,
chiefly women and girls, are employed in turning out soldiers' suits.
Apart from the mere making of the
clothes the most important part of
the work is the inspection of the raw
material brought in to be worked up,
and of the finished articles which are
delivered nt the factory to be distri-,
bated. Not a yard of cloth iB accepted on trust. Every piece is subjected
to several teats to prove its quality.
There are machines on which small i
pieces are broken to oscertain the
strength of the material; and other
apparatus for testing the permanence
of the color.
A WONDERFUL OLD MAN.
General Booth of the Salvation Army
as an Octogenarian.
At eighty years of age William
Booth, commander-in-chief of the Sal
vation Army, is one of the most picturesque and admirable figures on the
world s stage to-day. He was born in
Nottingham, England, April 10, 1829,
and the fact that the whole world is
interested in his becoming an octogenarian is evidence in itself of the
great influence he has exerted on his
day and generation. Although he is
a doctor of canon law of the great
Oxford university, he is not an ecclesiastic of a conventional type. His Oxford degree came to him when, after
years of doubt and indifference und
even sometimes of persecution on the
part of the religious world, lie had
convinced practically the entire public of the value to humanity of the
work of the organization he heads.
The founder of the Salvation Army
entered the ministry of.the Methodist
New Congregation Church in 1862,
but in 1862 resigned frOm it in order
to work ub un evangelist. He became
greatly interested in aiding the destitute population of London, and his
efforts in that field led to the organization of the Salvation Army in 1878.
General Booth's authority and influence as command-in-chief of the
Salvation Army are unique in the religious field. Not even the head of
the Roman Catholic Church exercises
a sway so autocratic, unlimited and
undisputed. The general issues, mandates with an authority quite equal to
anything which the Czar of all the
Russias might give forth. Whatever
he says in the Army goes without
question or argument of any kind. He
is inexorable in these ukases, as has
been found out by members of his
own family who expected that thcigen-
eral would make some allowances for
their relationship.
WHAT TO WEAR.
Dancer's Revenge.
One afternoon recently Jeannie
Smith, a ballet dancer, entered a garage in Milton street, Glasgow, and
approaching her sweetheart; Edward
McEwan, a chauffeur, dashed a quantity of vitrol into his face. McEwan
rushed to a hose-pipe and turned
water on to his eyes to alleviate the
ueonv. Meanwhile the girl threw the
vitrol bottle against a wall and made
off. Before she had gone many
yards she produced a second bottle,
containing carbolic acid, and, drinking the contents, she fell in the street
in great agony. Other chauffeurs
had gone to the assistanca>of McEwan, who was placed in raaxicnb
to be taken to the infirmary. Out-
Bide the garage the cab was stopped,
and the young womnn wns slso put
into the vehicle. Both were detained
in the infirmary and were reported in
a critical condiiton, the man being
terribly burned.
Miss Smith, who ib 27 years of age
ond strikingly handsome, hns been engaged as a ballet dancer in a local
pantomime. She declares that McEwan, who is 25, had jilted her.
Rapplngs In Coffin?
A painful impression has been created in North Staffordshire, England,
by a sensational affair whioh occurred recently at Leigh. The funeral
took place in the parish churchyard ol
Mr. James Blood, aged sixty-five.
When the mourners - had left the
churchyard the sexton 'and one or two
men who were helping him to fill in
the grave were astounded when their
task was half finished to hear a muffled rapping from below, apparently
emanating from the coffin. As they
listened in consternation the rapping
was repeated five or six times. Crying, "Why, the mnn'B ajive," Edward
Allcock, the sexton, flung down his
spade and ran ns fast as he could
for a doctor, while the others present
began to throw out the soil wMh feverish haste. A medical man quickly
arrived, accompanied by the deceased man's two sons, and no time was
lost in raising the coffin from the
grave and carrying it back into the
church, where the undertaker unscrewed the lid, and the doctor made
an examination. The man was dead,
and there was no evidence that the
body had moved. The coffin was, accordingly screwed up again, and once
more borne to the grave for reinterment, a large crowd of villagers being present. An astounding thing
now occurred, for as the grave was
being filled in a second time a distinct tapping was again heard. As
the doctor was satisfied that death
had really taken place the coffin was
not raised again, and the grave was
filled up.
lumper Frock Still Worn by Young
Girle—Bordered Fabrics.
The jumper frock Is still a favorite
for young girls. It Is modified by bav.
Ing the waist line raised at tbe back.
There are many fabrics wltb borders in a deeper tone, but not in another color. White and black are In-
enningled In a curious and wonderful
Marries a Porter,
Following tho example of other notabilities, Miss Dorothy Hopton, a
ward in Chancery, who recently ■ contracted n sensationally romantic inur-
riage witli Tom Jones, a Shropshire
railway porter, has decided to go on
the stage. According to the Liverpool
Post, Mrs. Jones has accepted an engagement nt nn Oswestry music hall.
The lady, it is stated, lias a pleasing
voice, and nt her nightly turn at the
Public Hull Bhe will sing two songs.
Mrs. Jones enme irom a well-known
Shropshire family, artd wns heiress to
a large fortune. She married to prevent her mother sending her to a
Brussels convent. Mrs. Hopton has
cut off all communication with her
daughter and left the district, and
pending the settlement of her affairs,
Mrs. Jones hns token the opportunity
of aiding her husband to get their living.   -
Bottle Telle of Tragedy.
A bottle was recently picked up on
the Berwickshire const near St. Abbs,
containing the following message:
"Cnptnin or nny one who receives this
message shall receive the remains of
the Dundee whaler Snowdrop; collided witli Iceberg, no hope, Nov, 14,
1908; sinking fust." For some time
fears have been entertained regarding
the safety of this vessel, of which nothing had been seen since she was
sighted in the Arctic region last June.
Crockett's Profits.
Forty pounds a year was all Mr.
S. R. Crockett received in his early
days for editing a paper, most of
which he wrote himself; while for his
first great success, "The Stickit Minister, he only received 7s. (W. per
1.000 words, when the Blorles appealed in n Glasgow weekly paper.
Near to Nature.
"Country Life" mentions an interesting example of one of those men
who have become noinnds and returned to the habits and mode of life of
almost primitive man. The Old gentleman in question is an ex-soldier,
and has lived in the Berkshire woods
for over twenty years; he is well
known in the villages round about,
and can very often be seen doing odd
jobs in the gardens, for which he gets
some food nnd a little money. He
always takes his perambulator, which
he calls his motor, with him, full of
clothing, umbrellas, etc. He washes
his clothes in the woods, also has a
bath, and mends all his things there.
During a recent heavy snowstorm he
woke up one morning and found he
was covered with snow several inches
deep; but he says he has never had
a single day's illness in his life, and
has nothing to worry him. When he
goes to sleep he ties his perambulator
to his leg or arm, covers himself over
with clothes, and puts his large umbrella up.
DAGtTT PBIHOESB rROOK.
way. Many designs and weavlnga are
nsed to make these two colors appear
In a novel manner.
A charming little chain of silver set
with rhinestones close together and
Imbedded In a ring setting costs $12,
Tbe workmanship Is so skillful that
the chain can scarcely be told from an
extravagantly priced one. 1
Tbe new bar pin Is used to catch the
lower edges of tbe turnover collar and
the jabot under It. It Is In the shape
of a new moon. The crescent Is slight
In its curves, not wide even at the center, and Its ends are sharp.
The pretty dress Illustrated can be
made from either tub or woolen materials. The yoke aud princess front
panel are In one nud may be ornamented with braid, buttons or hand
embroidery. The gulmpe Is made separately and can be finished with long
or three-quarter sleeves.
JUDIC CHOLLET.
A pattern of this drees may be had In
Ave stzes-for girls from four to fourteen
years of age. Send 10 cents to tms office, giving numtjer Mots), and It will be
promptly forwarded to you by mall.
WHAT FASHIOOECREES.
Bordered Materials Difficult to Handle
Successfully.
Bordered effects, tbe most trying of
designs, nre seen In almost all of the
new materials. They are so charming, too, that they are sure to attract
the average woman, Sbe should be
on ber guard, for tbere are few materials more difficult to manipulate, and
only tbe skillful dressmaker can handle them successfully.
Amateur dressmakers will find better results If wben pressing seams,
tucks, etc., a newspaper folded several
Big Oil Finds.
The most important development in
the small business of oil production
in Australia is recorded at Roma,
North Queensh.. 1, even though the
assitant state geologist reported that
he had been unable to find nny indications of oil in that district. The
drill of an oil company struck a large
volume of gus, which immediately
ignited. The flame from the hole
burned furiously for a week, shooting 80 feet into the air with a roar
and dazzling glare which caused the
residents of Roma to consider evueu-
nting the town. The day after the
fire started oil began to exude in
small quantities, and in a day or two
the flow was considerable.
Got What They Wanted.
A curious strike recently occurred
at Jajganj (India) jute mill. At tho
outset the men struck ' because a
European assistant had wounded a
boy with an air-gun. They demanded
the dismissal of 'he European as a
condition of ret .ling work. This
was done, but within a week they
wished the assistant to be reinstated.
The management refused their demands, and a number of men went
on strike again.
Nelson Document Sold.
"An officer desires to return thanks
to Almighty God for his perfect recovery from a severe wound, nnd also
for the many mercies betowed upon
him, Dec. 8, 1707. For next Sunday."
The paper with these words, said to
be the first written by Nelson with
'his left hand, sold nt Sotheby's London auction rooms recently for $700,
part of the Victory's sails and a piece
of the canopy ol Nelson's funeral
barge being included in the lot.
BDIT rOB SMALL 00X8.
times Is placed between tbe Iron and
the article to be pressed.
Black nenpolltan straw hats will be
ultra smart in tbe summer. Shirley pop-
pies are a favorite trimming for these
hats. A beautiful trimming for a
browb bat Is a long brown- quill shading from the softest mushroom tint to
deep wood color, with n bint of gold
at tbe very ends.
The suit Been In tbe sketch Is a
smart one for tittle boys. It Is easy
to launder and to make.
JUDIC CHOLLET
A pattern of this suit may be had for
boys from two to six years of age. Semi
10 cents to this office, giving numhe
ftW'S), and It will be promptly forwards
IP, you by mall.
OLD CANADIAN LIBRARY
KING'S COLLEGE, WINDSOR, N.S.,
IS  MOST ANCIENT.
FATHERS OF CONFEDERATION.
Only Two of the Signers of the Famous
Document Still Live.
Of those who took part in the deliberations of 1864, which resulted, on
July 1, 1867, in the union of the four
provinces of Ontario, Quebec, Nova
Scotia and New Brunswick, as the
Dominion of Canada, there are only
two now living: . Right Hon. Sir
Charles. Tupper, Bt., G.C.M.G., C.B.,
born July 2, 1821; and Hon. Senator
A. A. MeDonald, born February 14,
1828. A list of those who have died,
with the date of their deaths, and the
provinces they represented in the
conference, follows:
Hon. Sir E. P. Tache, Quebec, born
September 5, 1795; died July 30, 1865.
Hon. Ed. Whalen, P. E. Island, born
July 25, 1824; 'died December 10,1867
Hon. T. D'Arcy McGee, Quebec,
born April 13, 1826; died April 6,
1863.
Hop. J. M. Johnson, New Brunswick, born October —, 1818; died
November 8, 1868.
Hon. Sir George E. Oartier, Bart.,
Quebec, born September 6, 1814; di«i
Moy 20, 1873.
Hon: W. H. Steeves, New Brunswick, born May 20, 1814; died December 9, 1873.
Hon. George Colee, P. E. Island,
born September 20, 1810; died August
21, 1875.
Hon. Mr. Justice J. McCully, Nova
Scotia, born January 25, 1809; died
January 2, 1877.
Hon. W. H. Pope, P. E. Island, born
Mny 29, 1826; died October 7, 1879.
Hon. E. B. Chandler, New Brunswick, born August 22, 1800; died February 6, 1880.
Hon. George Broum, Ontario, born
November 29, 1818; died May 9, 1880.
Hon. Charles Fisher, New Brunswick, born September 16, 1808; died
December'8, 1880.
Hon. J. Cockburn, Ontario, born
February 13, 1819; died August 14,
1833.
Hon. J. C. Chnnais, Quebec, bom
S"ntomber 21, 1812; died July 17,
1886.
Hon. Col. J. H. Gray, P. E. Island,
born June 11, 1811; died August 13,
1887.
Hon. Mr. Justice Henry (Wm. A.),
Nova Scotia, born December 30, 1816;
died May 3, 1388.
Hon. Mr. .Justice Gray (J. H.),New
Brunswick, born , 1814; died June
6, 1339.
Hon. E. Palmer, Chief JuBtioe, P. E.
Island, born September 1," 1809; died
November 3, 1889.
Right Hon. Sir John A. Macdonald,
G.C.B., Ontario, born January 11,
1815; died June 6, 1891.
Hon. Sir Alexander Campbell, K.C.
M.G.. Ontario, born March 9, 1821;
died May 24, 18f2.
Hon. Sir Adams G. Archibald, K.C.
M.G., Nova Scotia, bora May 18,1814;
died December 14, 1892.
Hon. Sir Alexander Gait, Quebec,
born September 6, 1817; died Septem-  .
ber 19 1893. ] brine; it was found that the incline
Hon! T. Heath Haviluid, P. E. Is-' w«s top much lor the building, and
land, born November 18, 1822; died consequently a tower bad to be built
September II, 1895. i °? '**?. 80uth 8'd?'1 •* acf' '   •ki?'1
Hon. Sir Samite' Leonard Tilley, ?' buttress to hold tho * e build-
K.C.M.G., C.B., .few - BraMwick, >« ,'ro™ ""•"•»• "rff' .les1,0.n„ft
born May 8, 1818: uied June 25, 18S6!   ■™lliLBOf'e n"» "N"^»*?>"*&
ir.n p«io» mi k«h m™, n.,.„„ °ne sees in Oxford. The books them-
wtel? hr.™ /.n^fiU, j 'i«2?*&Z' 8elves a"- P«»crvnd in the separate
££• oR ^ Ja J ' ' d,9d ° I 1"»-Mies »' their donors, such as the
tober 25, 1899. ..,__„. Akins, the Hodgson, the McCawley
ir?°1Ji-«S'r»TFre,deri^ £ ?' Ca5*ur' libraries; the trioi wluable works.
K.C.M.G., Newfoundland, bora Feb- -beins shelved In glass cabinets,
ruary 12. 1819; died March 1, 1900 There   are   5,ven..l   ancient  mnnu-
Hon. Sir Oliver Mowat, G.C.M.C-.. script8 0f very great beiuty and eie-
Ontnrio, born July 20, 1820; died April gttnce 0( execution pr ,orved Ior in-
1", 1903 ■ I Bpection  in  table cavs.    These  in-
Hon. R. B. Dickey, K.C. Nova elude among others a manuacri] of
Scotia, horn November 10, 1811; died 71 leaves on tha Four Evangelists
July 14, 1903. (circ. 1,300) on vellum bound in mo
tion. Wm. McDougnll, O.B., On- rocco with gilt edg,*s, with represen-
tario, born January   26,   1822;  died   tations of the evangelists in  colon
Quaint Little Institution In Maritime
Provinces Contains Some Bibliographical Treasures to Gladden the
Heart of the Bookworm — Nova
Scotian Lawyer Left It as a Labor
of Love—Oldest Book In Canada.
To the lover of old books there can.
be no library in the whole length and
breadth of the Dominion so well worthy of on examination and visit ub
that of Canada's oldest and smallest-
university, the library of King's College, Windsor, N.S., in the land of
Evangeline. Here are some priceless
bibliographical treasures, in many respects unequalled in the rest of Canada; while many are unknown in
their original copies to the rest of
America. But how, you will ask, did
they come theref The pick of these-
fine collections of Aldines, Elzevirs,
and Stephens — these sumptuous
works from the old hand presses of
Jenson at Venice, Corberger at Nuremberg, Froben at Basel, Plantin at.
Antwerp, and man*/ other printers
whose names are writ in gold in the
heavens of the bibliomaniac, — the
pick of them were works collected
together by an old Nova Scotian lawyer who spent'his small savings in
collecting them at a time when such
works demanded only a few dollar*
where they demand now hundreds. A
wise man was this Akins; and when
he bequeathed to the little brown college on the hill bowered in its elms,
no less than 402 volumes of this type,
he was giving it a fortune, dowering
it with a. collection of fifteen and sixteenth century books which has, in
all probability, no peer on this aid?
of the Atlantic for uniqueness. H,'.*
was fortunately able to eke out the
mere pittances asked for them in the
days before the antique passion had
become a millionaire rage. Fortunately, too, he had the sense to love
and value the old work of the early
printers as things never to lose their
perpetual charm, but with the passage of time to become the source of
much curiosity and legend, besides
historical value. Their present intrinsic value probably never occurred
to him as he lovingly handled his
rare first editions; and as the days
went pleasantly by, with what delight
must he have added treasure on
treasure to hiB few hut choicely select shelves.' Later on, old Dr. McCawley, an' early president of the
college, gave it 59 additional volumes in 1872, .containing no less
than ten editions ot classical authors
printed before 1500. Soon after he
added to his gift 167 volumes
The library is at present housed in
a grey stone Gothic Structure in the-
college grounds; erected on the side
of a sloping knoll and built of porous
stone that had been saturated with
Mny 30, 1805.
Hon. Sir H. I.angevin, K. C. M. O.,
C.B., born August 26, 1826; died June
12, 1906.
Hon. Sir Ambrose Shes, K.C.M.O.,
(Nfld.), horn. 1818; died 1906.
and gold; a beauti'ully rubricated
Bibline Concordantia, nlso of the 13th
century; a 14th century missel from
the Jesuits' College at Lot.vain, in
France; a MS. of the 7'ersian poet
Hafts, with several loloird illustrations; and an old Aca.'inn AIS. Then?
is nlso nn originnl draft of the English poet Cowper's tnle in verse, "The
Needless Alnrm," in fo.ir small quarto leaves. One poet, whose name wilT
-ver be associated with Canada as
the author of her most beautiful boating song, the Irishman, Tom Moor",
has left his mark hen loo in the Col-
Canada's Power Supply.
A conservative estimate places the
water powers of the Dominion at 25,-
682,907 horsepower. Converted into
coal on a basis of 6 pounds of coal
per hour per horsepower, this means
651,137,590 tons of coal per annum.
This statement was made before the lege Library, which he visited while
forests, waterways, and waterpowers in Canada, pn seating to it a copy of
committee of the Commons a short the Greek humorist. I.uci in, contain-
time ago by R. E. Young, superin- ,ing his autograph, dntwi September
tendent of Dominion railway lands.      27,  1804, with the inscription,  "•—"
Quebec hns 17,075,939 horsepower;
Ontario 3,129.168; British Col nbia
2.000 000; Alberta 1,000,000; 'Niirthwiist
Territories 600,000; Saskatchi \ nn 50ft,-
000; Manitoba504.0O0; NewBrjiswlek
150,000: Nova Scotia 54,300.
non
movet aestimatiotie, sed est mncmo-
Bunou."
But it is not hero the riches of the-
oollege library lie; but over there-
where the Mdines r:e. Theno en itailT
some lovely sp'cimons from th* fnm
Apart from Ontario, howevtr the °us ,*'res8. °i the Mantuan or Aidine
estimate is crude, but conservnlivo. family noted jor th, elegance and tie-
Mr. Young made the statement that correctness of its productions. The
there was much, less mprcha il'.ble ^1,^1/fl,?™? C„ °i„T
timber in this country than i the P"N|8.hedj!8 ?"' W°!,H 1*t^,n° in
Tt_,,„ i tj,.,.. -pi.o,, t.j »„„„ i «,„» from its own type and continue,' m
United States.   Tbey had P-nna that „_„.„„_ lrtltii istw   The r.rMr
operation until 1697.   The priuV
he
no valuable timber was uonflned to   ^„ t is the rare edi,V
he vicinity of rivers and lakes, and   0, $ works of the Gre  .    h,lo&,
the great stretches of land between   pher  Arjstotle, which took the firm
*wero treeless.	
Army Chiropodists.
It is announced that a class foi the
Instruction of non-commissioned officers and men desirous of qualifying
as battalion chiropodists will be form-
ed at the Queen Alexandra Military
Hospital Millbank. England.
Agriculturist and Novelist.
Mr. Rider Haggard has lately b-*n
talking about afforestation schemes,
and his wordB on the subject .are
worthy of every respect. When he
Is not writing novelB he is studying
agriculture, and he has one of the
best-appointed farms in the country
at Ditchingham. His home at Ditch-
ingham he once painted yellow,
which led a facetious printer to address some proofs to "Mustard Pot
Hall." That printer's humor received a severe check per return of dobL
People refer to Mr. Haggard, by the
way, as a wealthy novelist. Whatever his wealth may be to-day, his
first literary efforts were certainly tar
from encouraging.   He lost *260over
four years to publish (1495-98). It.
'comprises four folios bound up in two
.volumes, and is on the whole in excellent preservation. When we think:
what a great influence this work, with
the clear, hard thinking of its old
[pagan writer had on the dawn of
the Renaissance in Europe we begin
to realise not perhaps its great intrinsic value, but its historical interest. In all there are eighteen Aldines In the library—a number perpetually within four walls, equal to
that only temporarily gathered to-
igether from all quarters for the Cax-
ton Celebration at Montreal in 1877.
Among them is the highly-prized volume of Petrarch's poems (1514); tha*
rare editio prinoeps of Plato (1513);
and a peculiar edition of the Iliad.
i But older than them all, probably
■the oldest printed book in Canada,
stnnds here a folio In simple monastic
'binding with clasps, but without signatures, catchwords, or pagination.
'It is the "8peculum Vitae Humanae,""
iof the Bishop Rodericus—a mirror of
human life in mediaeval times. It
•was printed on the 3rd of January.
1471. st Augsberg by Gunther Zalner*.
his first book;  his  second brought      ...  „      „ _,         _	
him |60; over his third he msde Ithe beautiful broad Gothic type is as
$260; but his fourth—"King Solomons [clear to-dny and bright a« when It
Mines"—made him rich and fatnouB. ' left the press of the old printer.
........  . THE EEPORTER, MICHEL, BRITISH COLUMBIA.
GROWING BOYS
AND GROWING GIRLS
need Dr. Williams' Pink Pills to Give
Them Health and Strength.
Growing boys as, well as girls need
such a tonic as Dr. Williams' Pink
Pills to keep the blood rich, red and
pure nnd give them health and
strength. Mrs. Edward Koch, post
mistress at Prince's Lodge, N. S., tells
the great benefit her little son has derived from the use of this world fam
ous medicine. Mrs. Koch says:—"My
little son, Reginald, had been troubled
with anaemia almost since birth. He
v-as always a sickly looking child,
with no energy and little or no appetite. His veins showed vers plainly
through hiB skin and he had several
serious attacks of stomach and bowel
trouble, and on one occasion his life
was despaired of by two doctors who
were attending him. His little, body
was slowly wasting away until he
was nohing more than a skeleton.
He was peevish and fretful and a misery to himself. Having read and
heard so much of Dr. Williams' Pink
Pills I determined to try them in his
case, and after giving them to him
for a couple of months they certainly
worked wonders with him. To-day
he is fat and healthy looking; he has
a hearty appetite, is able to play like
other children, and is bright and energetic, instead of dull and listless as he
used to be. Dr. Williams' Pink Pills
have changed my puny, sickly child,
into a rugged, hearty boy."
Dr. -Williams' Pink Pills cured this
sickly boy because they went down
to the root of the trouble in his blood.
That is why they. never fail. Bad
blood is the cause of all common diseases like anaemia (bloodlessness)
eczema, paleness, headaches, indigestion, kidney trouble, neuralgia, rheumatism and the special ailments that
only growing girls \ and womenfolk
"know. Dr. Williams' Pink Pills don't
Toother with mere symptoms, they cure
diseases through, the blood. They
don't cure for a day—they cure to stay
cured. Do not take any pills without
the full name "Dr. Williams' Pink
Pills for Pole People" on the wrapper
around each box. Sold by all medicine dealers or by mail at 60 cents a'
box or sir boxeB for $2.50 from the Dr
Williams' Medicine Co., Brockville
Ont.
Sure Of It
The irate parent presented himself
before the culprits... "Young man," de.
manded he, with the utmost sternness,
"have I caught you kissing my daughter?"
If by this he expected to plunge the
young visitor into confusion, it must
be confessed that the old gentleman
was greatly mistaken, inasmuch as the
young visitor evinced the greatest
calmness,
"I hope, sir," he snid, "there is no
mistake about it. The lights are none
too bright, and I would be much mortified to lenrn that, after all, I was
kissing the housemaid.")
The Sorrow of .Parting
M. Serpollet had finished his holiday in England and paid the exorbitant hotel bill. His heart was sad
yet his native courtesy was as perfect
as ever.
"Send se proprietaire to me," he
said to the waiter,, and presently mine
host entered.
Immediately Serpollet was all beaming smiles.
"Ah, let me embrace you!   Let me
.   kees you!" he cried  in ecstacy   of
welcome.
"But why do you .want to embrace
me, sir?   I don't understand."
"Ah, saire, but look at uees'beel."
"Your bill.   Yes, but what of it?"
"Vot of it?   Vy, it means sat I
e'all nevaire, nevaire see you again,
• •dear Baire.'VLondon Sketch
A WINDSOR LADY'S APPEAL
To All Women: I will send free,
with full instructions, my home treatment which positively cures Leucor-
Thoea, Ulceration, Displacements,
Falling of the Womb, Painful or Irregular Periods, Uterine nhd Ovarian
Tumors or Growths, also Hot Flushes,
Nervousness, Melancholy, Pains in
the Head, Back or Bowels, Kidney
and Bladder Troubles, where caused
by weakness peculiar to our sex
You cun continue treatment nt home
at a cost of only about 12 cents a
week. My book, "Woman's Own Me
dicnl Adviser," also sent free on re'
■quest. Write to-day. Address Mrs
M. Summers, Box H.I., Windsor. Ont.
CANADA'S HYMN OF EMPIRE.
Invocation.
Eternal Father, God of our fair land,
A loyal nation lifts her heart to
Thee;
Before the world we dare to take Thy
hand,
Claiming   Thy   guidance   to   pur
deBtiny.
Our Message to the World.
Our word is peace,  our rights are
equal laws,
Our arms of love we spread from
sea,to sea.
Our life is progress toward the broader cause,
Our hope through justice to give
liberty. '
No tyrant owns us. and we own no
slave.
But brothers see in all the good and
true;
Home of the hopeful, refuge of the
brave.
Here may despair her faith in man
renew.
In amity we bind the rich and poor,
And break, the shackles from the
mind nnd soul,
By honest labor make contentment
sure,
Still onward pressing to our destined goal.
Seeking by knowledge to let in the
light, .
To find the blessings Art and Science bring;
Till our vast, lands with human smiles
are bright,
And  every  league shall hear our
children sing.    .
In our strong right we bill aggression
halt,
And treason fear our British bugle
call;
Our bond of Empire brooks no vile
assault.
We rise with Britain or witb Britain
fall.
Our Destiny.
Thus shall we take our high and sovereign place.
And Canada for truth and honor
stand;
A. loyal people, a united race,
A happy nation in a glorious land.
—Arthur Cox.
Afternoon
All undisturbed sho asks: "Now shall
I play to that?
Or—makes   the   trump, and deftly
scoops the odd;
While nt home the dinner cooks,
In a case that looks like hooks,
And hubby's down town hustling for
a wad.
In the treatment df summer com.
•plaints, the most effective remedy that
can he used is Dr. J'. D. Kellogg's Dys-
entery Cordial.. It is a standard preparation, and many people employ it
in preference to other preparations. It
is a highly concentrated medicine and
its sedative ond curative qualities are
beyond question. It has been a popular medicine for many yenrs, and
thousands can attest its superior qualities in overcoming dyuentery and
kindred complaints.
A Grateful Whistler
A patronizing young lord was seated
opposite the late James McNei''
Whistler at dinner one evening. During a lull in the conversotion he adjusted his monocle and leaned forwarl
toward the artist.
"Aw, y' know, Mr. Whistler," hi
•drawled, "I pahssed your house this
mawnlng."
"Thank you," said Whistler. '"Thank
you very much."—M. A. P.
.Ask for Mlnard's and take no othsr.
SABLE ISLAND.
Tragedies  of the   Most   Desolate  ol
Canada's Island.
A couple of brief paragraphs in the
report of the Department of Marine
and Fisheries rescue from forgetful-
ness that melancholy bank of sand
lying out' in the Atlantic Ocean 110
miles east of the central part of Nova
Scotia, end marked on the map as
Sable Island. Fortunately, no wrecks
have occurred there recently to remind the Canadian people of the island's existence, and this undesirable
bit of Canadian territory has dropped
to the level of a mere incident in
the administration of the Marine Department.
Sable Island was at one time a dangerous place, especially when sailing
vessels were more numerous, but it is
now given a wide berth, and its re-
oord is less gloomy than it used to be.
•In the early days of the French regime a vessel having on board a number of ponies was wrecked there.
Some of the ponies reached shore,
and their descendants to-day roam the
sand hills and subsist on the wild
SasB. One hundred years ago the
and was 40 miles in length. Today it is only half that, the waves of
the Atlantic having undermined and
washed away hundreds of acres ol
its scrub-covered sandy soil.
Its inhabitants number 43. consisting of the officers of the life-saving
station, the lighthouse-keeoera and
their families. The animal life of the
island consists of 70 head ol horned
eattle, 30 trained ponies, 8 imported
horses, and 200 wild ponies. Last
year there were shipped from the island to Nova Scotia 46 wild ponies,
and besides these the only other export consisted of 45 barrels of cranberries. It seems remarkable and almost absurb to think of anyone speaking of agriculture in connection with
the dreary sands' ol Sable Island, and
yet this is what the .report states
in, regard to the matter: "All the
farming operations were carried on
(last year) with a fair measure of
success. The season being better than
the average, a good supply of wild
hsv was secured for the horees."
What a dreary, strange life must be
Ithat of the men who made that hay
'and of their wives and children. From
the outside world they see only tha
men on the Government steamers
'that carrv supplies to the island,
i Thnt little community of forty-two
souls is thrown whollv upon iteelfv
Those neople are practically maroon-
jed. How does time wag with them,
how does life appear? About these
things the matter-of-fact report of the
Department has nothing to say.
Big Floating  Island.
A feature of the celebration of the
three hundredth anniversary of the
discovery of Lake Chomplnin, to
which the entire week of July 4 is
to be given up, will be an island,
made to order,, built on barges and
having real trees, rocks, grass, a
stockade and Indian wigwams, to be
used by a party of nearly 200 Indians
from Canada.
The Indians will take part in a
sham battle, planned to represent
with historical accuracy one of the
conflicts between the forces of Cham-
plain and the Iroquois. The Indians,
in canoes, will come down the lake
and land on broad "beaches" made
of wooden wings hinged to the sides
of the island. The pageant ol Hiawatha, which the Indians will also
present, is taken from their own
legend, differing in some respects from
that of Longfellow.
The island will be towed alongshore
tor celebrations at various points.
Brockvllle'a Peat Depostti.
An expert is to be Bent from the
Department of Inland Revenue at Ottawa to examine the peat deposit just
north of Brockville. The bogs reach
for s»v«ral miles east
HE TOOK A
FRIENDS ADVICE
AND DODD'S KIDNEY PILLS SOON
'     CURED HIS BACKACHE
How Malcolm McKinnon Found Com'
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His Kidney and Stomach Troubles.
Shunacadie, Cape Breton Co., N. 8.,
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so much that he could not work, Malcolm McKinnon, a well-known resident of this place, took a friend's advice and used Dodd's Kidney Pills
Tbe result is that he is back at work
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"Yes," he sayB, in speaking of hia
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due to wet feet and hard work. It
got so severe at last I was quite unable to do my work.
"It was through a friend's advice I
started to' use Dodd's Kidney Pills,
ond I was soon aware that they were
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"As Dodd's Kidney Pills hnd done
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did so with marvellous effect. Two
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Traced by a Photograph
It was just a wee bit o' a post office,
not a hundred miles from Choir-em-
Easaich, N. B., and the postmaster's
name waB Sandy McLeod, and his hair
was red.
Smith was of London—very much so
—and hia walking tour in the 'Igh.
lands of Bonnie Scawtland had not
been without its drawbacks.
"Is there a letter 'ere for Mr,
Smith?" he asked Sandy.
"Ay, mon, there is; but 'oo can I
ken ye're the richt body?" replied the
redhaired one.
Smith dived into his breast-pocket.
" 'Ere's a picture of me, yer silly
ole codger!   Ain't that me?"
. Sandy scratched his head.
"Ow, ay, that's right—that's right.
I suppose?'" he muttered, and handed
over the letter.
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"Do you think you could manage
with my salary of $12 a week, darling?" he asked after she had said
yes.
"I'll try, Jack," replied she "but
what will you do?"—Universnlist.
London.
When Your Child
Has a Cold
Are you satisfied with anything that
sells  under the  name   of   cough
medicine.
Or do you search out a medicine of
proven value such as Dr. Chase's
Syrup of Linseed and Turpentine.
How few cases of consumption there
would be if every child's cold were
looked after as it should be.
Did you ever think of it in this way ?
It is the neglected cough and cold
that leads to the dreadful lung diseases sooner or later.   From repeated
attacks the lungs nre weakened nnd
there conies pneumonia or consumption with their dreadfully fatal results
How watchful parents should be of
their children.   How careful to use effective treatment instead of trusting
to cough mixtures which are often of
little value or of harmful effects.
Because it is prnparcd from linseed,
turpentine and other simple but wonderfully effective ingredients, I'r
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Croup, bronchitis and even whooping
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sales.
Mrs. John Chcsney, Innerkip, Out..
writes: "Dr. Chase's Syrup of Linseed and Turpentine cured my little
girl of whooping cough when tiie doctor had given her up and since then we
always keep it in the house as a treatment for coughs and colds. It is tlio
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child becomes ill. Dr. Chase's Syrup
ol Linseed and Turpentine, 25 cts. a
bottle, at all dealers, or Edmonson,
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MILLION-ACRE FARM.
Prince Edward Island Is Often Called
the Garden of the Gulf.
The Dominion of Canada is said to
be the brightest gem in Britain's
crown, and Prince Edward Island, itr,
smallest province, situate in the Gulf
of St. Lawrence, is known as the
"Garden of the Golf." This appellation, however, is appropriate only
during the summer months, for in
winter the "Million Acre Farm," as
Senator Howlan immortalized it,
when referring to his'native province
on a notable occasion in Parliament,
with its 110,000 inhabitants, is a veritable "Lady of the Snows."
By the terms under which the Is
land Province entered into the Con
federation compact with the Domin
ion in 1873 it was stipulated that the
Dominion should providi "efficient
and continuous steam communication
between the island and the mainland
winter and summer"; but although
in a measure satisfied the attempts
made have never yet been successful
through a whole year.
To keep up communication across
Northumberland Straits, and thus
carry out the Confederation agree,
ment the Dominion Government provided the Northern Light, Stanley ond
Minto at successive periods during
the last quarter of a century. The
Northern Light, the first winter
steamer, was not specially built for
this service.
In 1987 the Federal Government
sent Captain McElhinney, nautical
adviser of the Marine Department, to
Europe to study the conditions of ice
navigation, and from the information
thus obtained the Stanley was evolved. She'was completed the following
year,, and arrived in Charlottetown
Dec. 14,1888.
Protestations from the Boards of
Trade and the Local Government, and
also from public meetings calline for
fulfilment of the Terms of Union,
were an annual occurrence and thus,
in the closing year of the last century, the Government of Canada was
moved towards further improving the
service, and had the Minto sp-cinlly
designed. She wos built for the express purpose of keeping up communication between Prince Edward
Island and Nova Scotia during winter, and arrived in .Charlottetown on
the 14th September, 1899.
A BU3Y SESSION.
Past Ontario Legislature Sitting Has
Broken Two Records.
The Legislative session just closed
is the briefest and busiest on record.
In eight weeks 242 measures have
been dealt with, as against 240 last
year in a sitting nearly twice as long.
The larger units in the completed
program of law-making are:
A measure of law reform, the main
feature of which is a limitation ot
appeals.
Progress of the power policy in
validation of contracts and authority
to raise money to build the provincial
transmission line.
The creation of the new town ol
Gowganda in the Temagami forest
reserve.
The establishment of a legal standard for the equipment and conduct of
licensed hotels, and provision for
standard temperanoe hotels under
provincial license and supervision.
The changing of the financial year,
and limiting of the powers of the
Provincial Auditor.
Increased protection provided for
men working in the mines, with severe penalties for non-observance.
General consolidation of the statutes.
Improved operation of the provincial insurance laws.
Extensive grants and re-grants of
land and money to railway corporations to build or extend lines in Ifcr-
thern Ontario, the most important being the grant of 2,000,000 acres to the
O.N.R. to complete its line west to
Port Arthur.
He Misted One Detail.
In the daily grind of newspaper
life reporters are often guilty of some
freakish and many funny performances.
The limit was reached, however,
a few days ago by a young scribe on
a Toronto evening paper. He had
been assigned to "cover" the funeral
of tho late Brother Odo Baldwin, Inspector of Separate Schools in Toronto, and as his time was limited he
did it hurriedly. He turned in holl
a column of nicely-written "stuff"
to his city editor. The latter came
out a few minutes later to the reporters' room and remarked with a
frigid smile:
''By the way, M.  , you have
missed one minor detail in this
'story.' You didn't mention the name
of the man who has been buried."
Confusedly glancing over his copy,
the blushing reporter saw that not
onee in thnt half-column hod he
mentioned the name of the deceased
dignitary, and be hastily supplied
the important omission.
Audience Left Hfm.
There hnve been many amusing
scenes in the House of Commons
which, fortunately, did not cause any
particular disorder The late Dr. Lan-
derkin when in Opposition was one
of the most, obstreperous of the cri-l
ties of the then Conservative Government. He was u man of wonderful
resource, nnd was not easily sidetracked. One day he was keeping the
House sitting late by reading from a I
volume of Parliamentary statistic",
when the leader of the House had to
rcBort to tbe expedient of moving the
adjournment. This was duly carried
and Mr. Speaker left the chair. Lan-
derkin kept on talliinfj till the chamber was entirely cleared, when, for;
luck of an audience, lie gave up.
Bishop of North Pole.
The Bishop of Moosonee presides
over one of tiie largest dioceses in
the world. It is 400,000 square miles
in extent aud includes the Nortn
Pole.
SHOW STAKING.
Mining Operators Declare It Is An
Unmixed Evil.
When it is taken into consideration
ihe fact that there have been more
than 8,000 claims staked out and registered in the Gowganda and Montreal river districts in the last five
months, one can gather some idea of
the work that has been done in the
region to date.
How many of those claims will
stick?
That is a question that is discussed
on every side, especially in this community where actual mining has taken the place of the real preparatory
work that is going on up above.
Five years ago the situation here
wns the same as it is in the new districts to-day, and history shows that
the evils tf "snow staking" were
manifold.
"If I had any power with the Ontario Government," declared a well-
known mining operator to me recently. "I would have a law passed prohibiting 'snow-staking.' It is the biggest evil we have to contend with in
any new camp. When the break up
comes and the ground shows it will
be found that at least 20 per cent,
of the properties are under water. I
am willing to bet now that when the
Montreal river starts to run it will
be clogged with discovery posts."
"Well, how does that affect things?
The prospector himself will be the
loser, won't he?"
"Not mnch," was the reply. "It is
the gullible. public that will suffer.
After the initial discoveries were
made known every prospector for
miles and miles around rushed in
and the staking commenced. A prospector has to make affidavit as to the
minerals he has found upon his
claim, and also another affidavit in
regard to assessment w^rlt done. He
does this at the registry office, and
the Government is supposed to furnish an inspector to look things over
and prove   the   value   of the claim.
The prospector's affidavit is all that
is necessary, and In consequence the
papers are made out on this. What is
the result? The prospector rushes off
immediately to dispose of his claim.
If he is fortunate enough to be within
a couple of miles of a real silver discovery he can get almost his own
price from the greenhorns that are
rushing into the districts with a
bunch of the long green, but mighty
short on experience.
"Companies are formed right and
left to develop property which the
original purchaser has never seen and
the unsuspecting public is dragged in.
A man does not like to get hit this
way more than once or twice to come
to the opinion that the mining game
is a rank swindle, and as a result
when money is needed for actual development of good properties it is
very hnrd to get. All these swindles
can be prevented, providing "snow
staking" were prohibited. If the
Government were to inspect every registered claim, prove absolutely that
the prospector really had a showing
of mineral on the land that he had
staked and not take his unsupported
word for everything, few of these well-
cooked swindles could be operated.
"Dealing in mining claims that are
ur-developed is very much of a lottery, in which the possibilities of
drawing a capital prise are meagre.
A man will produce a map or blue
print, on which his name is printed,
of a forty-acre section. He will prove
to you that it is in the immediate
vicinity of a rich discovery. You pay
him his price on the understanding
that the assessment work to date has
been done. He goes his way and you
wander off to your newly-acquired
claim with visions of mint in front
of you. You find that your forty-
acre tract is in a marsh, with the discovery post located in a creek. Just
as likely as not there iB not a piece
ol rock in eight, let alone silver-bearing quart-*."—W. F. Mathews in The
Montreal Standard.
No Too Old at M.
Robert Lamb of Castel Hedingham.
England, who iB 94 years ot age, has
jnst harvested his half-acre crop ot
wheat with a sickio aid has threshed
it with a flail. |
A Heresy Charge.
Heresy-hunting wns a much more
common pleasure for some good folk
fifty years ago thon it is to-day. Some
recent hunts in local theological circles moved Inspector James L.
Hughes of the Toronto public schools
to tell a friend the other day about
an attack made on him and his father
down in Durham County half a century ago.
Mr. Hughes' father was a schoolmaster, and he hud a rather large library for those days. The library included the novels of Charles Dickens,
and young James, being naturally
studious, of course devoured them
greedily. He was then thirteen years
old, and a member of the Methodist
Church. The report spread through
the little community that Hughes,
senior, had Dickens' novels in his library, and that Hughes jr., was reading tbem. Some zealous pillars of
the church at once started to circulate a petition tor the casting *>ut of
the offending father and son. The
clergymnn even called and asked to
see the Hughes' library. Sure enough,
the novels were there.
But no result came from the agitation to put the Dickens disciple under
the bun of the church, and to-day the
Chief Inspector of Toronto bcIiooIs is
one of the most ardent admirers of
the great novelist, and a leading
■member of the Toronto branch of the
Sickens Fellowship.
	
John Peel's Successor.
The Right Hon. J. W. Lowther is
well known, of course, as one of tho
most able and popular speakers tho
British House has ever had, and the
tactful manner in which he enforces
the five hundred odd rules which govern the work ot St, Stephen's, to say
nothing of his knowledge of the thousand and one Parliamentary precedents, commands the admiration of
men of oil parties, How many people, however, are aware that Mr.
Lowther, who is one of tho keenest
sportsmen in the country, is the successor of John Peel of immortal memory? When John Peel died his famous pack was secured by the late Mr.
John Crazier, and the blood of those
famous hounds ran in the pack which
he hunted for threescore nnd more
yearB. At the death of this veteran,
Mr. Lowther succeeded to the Mastership of the Rlencathra Hunt and
to proprietorship ot descendants of
the hounds.
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And So On
His motber was secretary of the
Votes for No Men club. Consequently
he was a neglected child.
"What," he asked a casual caller,
who had come to ask whether the
boy's mother would speak next Thursday on "Who Are the Mothers of Our
Children?"—"what does e. t. c.
mean?"
"Oh," said the caller, "etc. is an
abbreviation 1 It is Latin. It stands
for 'et cetera.'"
The little boy still looked puzzled.
"Et cetera," explained the caller,
"means—well, it means, 'and so on.'"
The little boy was thoughtful for a
moment.
"I wish," he said at length, "my
mamma could find time to take my
pants et cetera the buttons, then I"
Practical Advice
A business man who once permitted
himself to be persuaded to finance a
theatrical company was seated in his
office one day when he received a telegram from the manager of the show.
The. troupe was somewhere in the
north, and the telegram read thus:
"Train wreoked this momlrig,' and
all scenery and baggage destroyed.
No member, of company injured, What
shall I do?"
The answer sent back by the business man was us follows:
'Try another wreck, and have the
company ride in the luggage van."
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"Do the new neighbors annoy you as
much by borrowing as their predecessors did?" asked Mr. BIykins.
"No," answered his wife. "They
haven't run over to borrow a thing.
I never saw anybody quite so haughty
and unsociable."
Keep Mlnard's Liniment In the house.
When a man gets lonesome he begins to realize what poor company
he is.
Ever notice that most of the things
you are prepared for neglect to happen?
If you would find out what the wild
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sea.
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One wny to prevent seasickness is to
remain on shore.
"Fred didn't blow his brains out be.
cause you jilted him the other night,"
said friend No. 1, "He came over and
proposed to inc."
"Did be?" replied friend No. 2
"Then he must have got rid of them
in sonic other wny."
Hard and soft corns both yield to
Holloway's Corn Cure, which is entirely sale to use, and certain and Bat-
isfactory in its action.
Had Scruples Against Gambling
"I think it's simply awful," sail
the first woman "the way men re
main nway Iron: home at night on.'
risk their earnings nt the game o'
bridge. My bus .and is a perfect fidi"
about the game. One night he had
throe trio-ids in nt our house, on'
they played that horrid game untt
nearly half-post three in the mom
ing."
"My!" exclaimed he other woman
the one with the b ilky waist. "Apr
toes he lose much money;-'
"No-o," snvs the first one, "hu
hasn't really lost any money. In fact
he's been winning a little bit. But
then, that doesn't make it right. I
would be opposed to gambling, no
matter bow much he might win, and
just as soon as my -lusban'i wins
enough to finish paying ior my spring
suit, I'm going to mnke him stop it.
If he doesn't I'll leave him. I just
simply won't live with a man who's a
gambler."
W.1N. U., No. 7«0 THE    KEPOKTER,    MICIIIX,    BRITISH    COLUMBIA.
THE MICHEL REPORTER
NEW MICHEL, B. C.
I every Saturday, from office of
Publication, Northern Ave, New Michel.
SUBSCRIPTION TWO DOLLARS
A YEAR IN ADVANCE
ADVERTISING RATES ON APPLICATION
The  Government  Should   Act at
(Continued from front page)
Once
GEORGE 0. MEIKLE, - MANAGING-EDITOR
In and Around Town
Miss Morris leaves for Fernie
to-night.
L. H. Kribs moved inlo his new
residence on Monday.
The Coal Company hns grunted a
nuisance ground to Now Michel.
Dan Liedy of Swift Current, n
carpenter by trade, came in yesterday.
New Michel now appears as a station on the May tiniccard of the
b. P. R.
The government lots in block 13
are being cleared by H. W. Ester-
brook.
Geo. Black of Swift Current has
arrived to take a position in Wright
Bro's. store.
Arthur H, McBride, father of
premier McBride, died at New
Westminster on Tuesday.
G. B. Stedman leaves to-morrow
for Rossland to attend the meeting
of the grand lodge of the K. P.
, The Coal Company have let the
clearing of their town lots to J. B.
McCuol, who has a gang uf men at
work.
There will be a big wrestling
mutch in Martin's hall on the evening of the 17th between, Oleson
and Cyclone Kid.
■ The Athletic Association grounds
will be put into shape on Sunday.
All those with weak minds and,
strong backs are invited to attend'
and help on the good   uric.
Why don't you turn oni to the
meetings of the Trades Committee?.
You see some of the results of the'
■work they have done, and you benefit alike with us all., Try and at-:
.tend, and help by your presence,
and suggestions.
. The water for Now Michel water
works, will be drawn from a moun-
ifcain stream just above the .rock
quarry. This stream will give it
head of a thousand feet, which will
•be ample to squirt ovei' the tops of
our proposed skyscrapers.
The many friends of A. C. Murray will be glad to learn that he is
resuming the milk business on the
15th. Mr. Murray has been a resident here for the past ten. years
and understands the wants of. the
■ public. We bespeak for him a large
share of the trade.
At a meeting of the District.
Board of District 18 U.  M. W.  of
'A. in Fernie Wednesday it wits decided to itsk the Department of Labor to appoint a Board of Concili. -
tion as provided .by the Lemieux
'Act and named president F. H..
Sherman as their representative on
the board.        ,   •"..!,;■
\ J. D. Hurd general .manager of
the Crow's Nest Pass Coal company
in an interview at Seattle on Tuesday said i    "At  the present time
■ wc are turning otit 4,000 tons of
;coal every day, and the demand is
on the increase. Operations in the
course of time will, of course, be
greatly increased' and so far as doal
is concerned there need be no worry about the district, fur it will take
many generations to make even a
limited hole in the vast deposits."
a drop into the creek is inevitable should an animal become fractious.
While on this,subject, we would also direct the attention of the authorities to
the unprotected'bridges and approaches to game, along this road. Now that the
Government lias begun the good work bore wo hope it will continue until all the
place is put into decent shape so that people may travel tbe road in safety.
GO
TO THE BALMORAL
HOUSE, if you want
Good Board.   :   :   ;
Dray and Express Work Done.    -   -   Bus Meets All Trains
Most Reasonable Prices in town
White Labor Only Employed.
H. CARR, Proprietor
Nixon & Ferguson
Evangelistic   Campaign
The evangelistic campaign is
still going on in the Methodist
church, and is drawing out great
numbers of people. All who have
heard the Ifc'v. W. D. Reid 1). A.
and Mr Russell, have received great
i profit by the same, and are endeavoring lo take in as many meet-
tings as possible, Sunday the lljth
is the litst day they will be here.
Methodist District  Meeting
'     TllO ilislrli-t 1,1, Mil,:,' nf tlio   fen**   KoOlillinj'
Mothoulst clturcliM wtu lidlu nl Pernio on Tuns-
■In.v lull. Tli" mlnltftcrJul mv.i.iii oponoil ut nn.in.
iv/lion tlinRet.8. bonk reuoricllon tie*- milk ot
Kiml in Mi, h. i.t-.ivi "iiv,. ,i ,  rj- nbtfmklc Vic
->f tlin ffilnri' ilf, inl'lni'ill ,,f 111.- work llii'i
jltt»'Oii'diil'kl> '■ 'Ktlji'tt'l- olniiM'iiic'l mill
, .lliii'l'iistnr' lut r Mo 'Vinl i .Mm  liiftlnf Ml-
'■lii'mivi'll'"'' lUiVln   r.i 1  i '..Ml, i.'imi'i
(tlllijiwii!   , i.    ;< ; hi.niiu-   un   in
nrr-nfl*MIti'uti' ,' ii , ,,|, lu ,.,(ir, nl,r, ii siimll
balaboB'tillliilliii n-.. ., i,i",'iiii.ii ii ivcnici
to tno oliabilinli nf tile tlbjtrlct. Irom the loom
her.. llfliitllliH.ll-li In. Phi- tin-   imslur  In Bluv
linollioryonr, Tlio injdtir, ilm Itov, S.Cook, will
Im Jounioylnj In IKmlcrollbii lo bo liolil ot How
Wi'siiiiiiisiiT ibis iiuiiiiii' Ivocki    ,
TirjBmiths, Plumbers and Steamfitters
Plans prepared and estimates cheerfully given.
Hosmer, B. C.
LUMBER    YARD    WHOLESALE   AND   RETAIL
All Kinds of Lumber, Mouldings, etc.—Fa
Verandah Posts in Stock an
Fernie Lumber Co., Ltd
All Kinds of Lumber, Mouldings, etc,—Fancy Windows,  Doors  inP
Verandah Posts in Stock and to Order.
New Michel
One Cent a Word
Advertisements such as For Sale, To Let, Lost
Pouno Wanted etc., inserted at the uniform
rati of One Cent a Word Each Insertion  '
HAW MILL—
GreatNorUiprh KiiiUniy passes ihrmiuli —-5
Hintus-*-rii1111ihit I'H years— iitinuul ctuas $57*i or
$115 annually each. Cedar, tiimimu!, fir, sr flirt',
mul some white pine. Price If. Pto.nno, hnlf cash,
balance on tbrms, -. Address the Edlturoi t'lisini-
ner for-further particulars.
Notice of Amplication for   Rertewal
for Liquor License
\TOTlOB Is hereby ffivon, that I, Alexander J.
■" MeOoqli of Now Mloholi 11. C.,* intend to tip.
ply to tin: Superintendent of J'nnttK'iul Police,
at tin; expiration of one month from the date
hereof, for a renewal of my retail liquor license
for the premises known ns the Great Northern
Hotel, situated at New Michel, B. C.
ALEXANDER J. McCOOL.
Dutwl at New Michel, it. t!„ May 1, iooft.
PIFTV MILLION FEET OV FIRSTiCLASS Tttf-
-1* her on drivahle stream. Easily lo^ed to Columbia--ltlvor. TliiK vniheboiiKht for snuwo, $
ensli; biihinee oini mm two sanxi., These, lieeuses
run for in years more. Cost of .continuing licenses in force, $115 each, The above are snaps,
and If you are a lumber or timber man comn*u-
nlcntGut once, as the owner must sell. For an;.*
further details, address tlio Editor of this paper,
SUNDAY   SERVICES
Application  for Transfer of Liquor
Licence
T JOHN H.L.U'ltl^VON.nf the town of Mich-
■' j el.-l', C., hereby npply to the Suiwiutomh'iit
of Pit vine hil Police fnr« transfer to G. 1J. Sted-
nnu or my licence to sell intoxicating liquors
undii'tlie provisions nf thi. siiiuile*-In that be-
I linlf, in thi' invmNt'S 1'iinm nnd descrilied us the
K('ol«i]iiy,IIotel,s!timtn'tii:NcwMiflH'l, l'.U. to
eomineii'.'ii uii the lafc day o; July, HHift.
JOHN S. LAURENSON.
Michel, U. C.. April 21ili. 1-W.i. , / '     .
METHODIST   CTIUCRR
Special Services To-morrow
11. n. ra".  New Michel. Mr. Russell'.
Michel. Mr. Reid,
2.'V) pi in. Spppial ineotinw for the £undny schbol
uiid.young people. j
'. p.m. Grent mass meeliiur hoihse:.es, M. Iti id
will speak on the Gospel of lie second inllg,
8. p. m. Mr. Russell Will speak on How to wcapfl
from a burning town.
Saturday evening, a biKopenuir meeting, opposite the depot,   Come.
ST. PAUL'S-CHURCH
MICHEL,   B. Oi
Servicbfc-'-t-lat.   Sunday  in   the  month,
lioly Coininnnioii, 11 u, In.
Every   Sunday,  Evejisollg, 7.IJ0 p.  m.
Sunday School, bvary Suiuluy, 2.110 p. ni.
A. Iirinnt N. Crowtlier, M. A., Vicar.
Notice of Application far  Renewal
of License
WOTICKis JlprqW BlvLil. Hint I, (Ir-orgo B.
^ Sti'ilinnn, of New Michel. II. (.'., ilUoiul to nn-
lily loihc SJ'i|„'i'liit.'itll'iit ,,.' 1'rovlnclnl 1'iiliiTi,
lit Hie cxi'ii'iu'oil ',i lino it.onlli fi'mii llic iliue
liol'cof, fur ii ri'liowitl of my r. lull liquor lici'iisr
for llic iii'"iiilt;i's know:, uii Ho Kootciuiy Jlotol.
sllciiikid nt Swv Michel, 11. C.
GEO, B. STEDMAN.
Dati.l ot New .'Jlc' 01', 11.0„ Mny l', 11*00.
Union Bakery
G, SOVRANO, Pi-opribtol*
OLD TOWN, -   -   - MICHEL
Fresh Bread Delivered Daily
Coffins
In stock and mad. to order
JTrED. POMAITAC,
NElV  MJ'.'HEL
NOTICE
'PAKE XOTICE .Hint \vc imciiil In npuly to'Hie
3 Kuiii'iiilti'ii.dent of 1'roviiU'iiih I'dllt-n, niter
lliirly (ltiys from the fir*t i. [iiiennoicu of Hits no
tier, for n rt'lltii'nl or our wlinlcsnle llcdlHto to
Boll into.', initio:,' liquors nt Miclicl, It. tl,
llnliid t\i\i "tli iluy of Mny, A. 1). IDOO.-.
THE MICHEI.J/IQtioB COMPANY, LiMlTEl)
NOTICE
'PAKE NOTICE lliht I Intend lo mini)' to tho
x Suuorlhtenrtoiir, of I'liivint'lnl l'olll'ii, nlicr
lliirly (Inya from Hie llrfit liliponrnllt'o nf this nn.
lice, for ihe trnlisfor from myself to the Michel
Liquor Coinnuny Liniileil, of my wholesnle li-
eenee lo sell iilloxleiiHiiK liqunrs ut Michel, B. <:.
Duleil this 71h ilny uf .Mny, A. D. l'JOO.;
TllOMAS CBAIIAS.
Rosedale Dairy
Open (or liusincss on May 13th.
'Frculi Milk, Cream, Butter and Eggs
D'olivcrc) daily to all parts of both
towns. , . ...
A. C. MURRAY',   I   PROPRIETOR
BAILEY THE BUILDER,
BUIU'KH o; CONTRACTOR
Estliiinles 1 i.riil'lii'il i'ree, on Hh'nrt Notice.
HEW JUC11K1.
'   Mrs. I^slcr, wife of B. F. tetor of tlie
HoSmer Timcn is doud.
W, Scull of 1'eriiieic liBit to-day.
<!. I,. Tasi'lici'ciii of Ft'i'iiie is here.
The roadinakers iu*a here yoi mid' now
rtrectM are (a'l tnklttg the place of footpaths.
W. B.iiiogtool Cowky, has installed
a conl oil pi- pi.' il in Martin's bowling
alley and in 11 it, hall as tvcll.
The piaiw for lie' now hospital are nli-
oht completed, and It will prohahly he
erccli d and cqujppcd hy July I.
It is siirjirjsiiig the nuinher of pdo|i|e
who wiiuld lilcc. to quality for post-olhcc
strvice, hilt k"p ciml Alec, d.m't let a
Inert! whlin'',slir juur youthful  aU'ectiuns.
.Missftifll ,y, assistant 1'. iU. »t Michel, has hc".u called casl, owing to the illness of her uiollier at Owen Sound. Miss
Gladys Andrews of the Ferine 1'. O. stall'
is acting in her placo.
Dr, Mi.Sorley's ollice New Mlchell, will
he open on Monday from ii to 5 until
furl her notice. Arrnngi'inenls arc being
made so, thai either Dr. McSorley or Dr.
Adams will ho found at the new ollice
during the night.
Are You
House Cleaning ?
We have everything in
PaintS
Oils
Varnishes
Alabastine
in all Colors
Crow's Nest Pass
Hardware Co., <■*
New Michel
to-Wear
GARMENTS
UHL,l,il^i
The ones you want at a price that you can afford, are
hard to get
»
We have just received a large shipment of Children's
Dresses, Slips^ Api*on^ and Overalls
We want you td see them - they are made by a Arm that
manufacture CHILDREN'S GARMENTS exclusively
and are Just right in Style, Quality and Price
Weber, New -^Michel
ale Still On
Prices quoted last Week still hold good and our assortment
has been further added to by additional arrivals
y^—TT*"^.,,   ii...n..umiijinmjMjMi mn.-um»im:..uw!-Aiiv "■'■u»T*«
In addition to our heavy reductiolis oh all other classes of goods, we further announce
A Big Cut in Furniture
li you want any, if you are thinking of furnishing your home, either thfoughoufc oi* a single
piece, it will pay you Well toconie in and see what you can got here, for little money. Remember we give a straight discount of 20 per cent off all I urnitiire aiid its it already was
lower priced than could be bought for elsewhere, this makes it, considering the quality,
A   Big   Money   Saver
Before buying, call and seti us,
SEIGLE & CO., New Michel
STOCK   QUOTATIONS
As  Furnished  hy  lieale  &   fillvell,
Cronhrnnk, B. C, May 4, 1009
J, J; SCOTT,
GKXI'iHAI, BLACKSMITH,
Hdrsdshocitlg a BpeciiUty
XI'IW JllCllkl.
PHOTOGRAPHS
SOMERTON BROSi
Stuilio Now Open (.her The Store
Business Bririgers
RendiiiK NdiIcoh Insertcit under  this  Htntlintf
nt the rate ot Ten Cents n Line, encli   Inner-
.   tion.   No nile Inserteil nmoniiHt Licnla,
UMlIKE CroW'n Ho»l S|»',.|iil ii„,| llvirn.   I'nlo'
»yiv luni'S.
Ailriii'ii ron-.iliilnli'il
II. I.'. AllliilKiiliiiili'il
ll.C.CnpWr
Collilllmil UnlituMilJ
{'iiiiiiiIIiiii Mini Dili
Clllii.lil.il X..:lli Wwttllt
Crlnirillilolml SinolteM
(-li.i.l.i-oi.K 1 in; llrlt-V
111 iimU'onl
Ii:..m IVnloCoal
Iiili'i'lliillijlilil i -ml
M.r.illivi.t.v (r. i'l.-1'onl
Nltraln fcnl Mini's l.KI
Nlpl-alin-   .
Ninlli Slur
NlWltrtlliiM Mines
PlluhtirCnult.OlM
llniiilili'l'(.'«ill	
Kuril I'olll.'ilw
SoolotT Qlrl
Siilllvmi (""II
Wi'.l.'i'i. nil
in'Mlerti Oil (prol)
Viilrrim WiiisitIiI
I hi
hid
m
\.'*i
,:''i
h.oo
iMI
,1'J'i
.it'i
i '2.
in.'"'.
i.iii
iHI().'"HI
1.7.}
fa!oo
1.10
llMi
'.nl!u
ll.'i'i
,12
Ml)
1.IKI
.ll'i
Among the birth notices in the Spnk-
niiii i'liiiinli'le on Moniliiyi Ivils tho fnl-
IoivIiir:
.MissK iiaIi a LITTLE l.A^ill
Tn Mr. iukI .Mis. li'*-" II, I.iniil,, SdOO fri-yii Street
Miiicli 11, ,i iluiiKlitiT.
The Ideal I ruin over Hie C. J'. R,
now atopa nt New Miclinl.
'iilOtOS
11. E. Ilaniim ml, of the
l'hoto Cur. Michel, is
giving away FREE,
with    Photos,      nearly
$100.00'
worth   of    Fine   Table
SILVERWARE
to bo distributed on the
24th of MAY
If you ave short of cash;
ho will wait on you till
PAY-DAY
H. E. HAMMOND
EAST KOOTENAY
- IRRIGABLE -
FRUIT   LANDS
Wb Imvc for snlb live ne're blocks
of lnnils specially ndiiptwl for
Fruit Ortnviiig, witliin twenty
minutes walk bt tlio business cen
tie ol' tho city of Chmbrook,
which oini bo pui'ch'daed on easy
terms. Also farms of all sizes,,
and lands Bllititblb for fal'lning.'
\\'i'ilb iis fql* p'ni'liclilai's
[bEALE & ELWfcLL,
CRANBROOK, B. C.
^^^^^2™j*2jj^

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