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VOL. 1.
NEW MICHEL, BRITISH COLUMBIA, SATURDAY, JULY 31, 1909.
NO. 44
Hotel Michel
T. Crahan,    1    :    -     Proprietor
The Largest, Most Modern
and Best Equipped in the Pass.
Michel, - British Columbia
Cooling,    Refreshing    and
Health-Giving
FRUIT SALTS
And Aperients, Such as
Citrate of Magnesia, Phosphate of Soda
Lithia Salts* Etc., Stc., Make ah
Ideal Drink for Hot Weather
KENNEDY'S
DRUG AND BOOK STtitiE
NEW   MICHEL
Imperial Bank of Canada
Head Office: TORONTO
Capital Authorized $10,000,000.  7
Capital Paid up $5j 000,000. Rest $5,000,000
Savings Bank Department.
Interest allowed, or*. Deposits at Current Rate
from Date of Deposit.,;  ,' :-   ,,.
Drafts, Money Orders and Letters of Credit i3Jued, iivailable
in any part of the World...
michel Branch, t. b. baker, manager.
41  Meat market Ltd 41
High-class Butchers
New Michel
All meat fresh killed—Prime Beef, Pork, and Mutton
Dliry Butter.   Mild-cured Hams and Bacon---Fish
, in Season
The Store Where They Send What You  Order
2     Deliveries   Dkily    2
King's Kandy, Kitchen
Ice Cream.   High Class Fruit, Nuts,1 Tobacco,- Cigars.
Chocolates and Confectionery,
'.'•. new Michel
Call at the Crow's Nest Hardware
Co., and see their extensive display.
What yon don't see/ ast for.
Bamboo Fishing Rods, Your Choice for 15 cents
Right Prices,  Right Goods and
Right Treatment.
The Model Bakery
NOW OPEN!
Bread, Cakes, Pics, Buns, Etc.,  Fresh• EVery Day
, Driver will call for orders and deliver
.The Model Bakery        New Michel
Wmi. Art Printing
At the Reporter Office
DOPEY   DUFFERS   DEFINITELY   DEFINED
There's a crowd of dopey duffoM. they reside in ovory to\Vn!
They know more than a lawyer and aro always callhif- down,
And thoysure do knock the paper and condomn Its tneairro size,
Bntthoy'ronoton tho subscription list, nor do they advertise.
11 asked to pony up a hit, tlmir lanjjuaffo is not nice,
Thoy talk ahout old country sheets and then they quote the pried
And wonder why the publisher can't turn out sheets as'line
As those thoy used to road at 'ome, across the hlooiuin' brino.
They'd likp lo Ret a paper llko "The People," "Lloyd's" or "Times,''
Chucked full ol fights and murders and unmentionable crimes,
But as for local news and such, they do ndt care a rap
And prefer to spend their money for a muff fresh from tho tap.
They never think ahout the sizo of the ofilces at 'ome,
They never think of cIUch that can place us lu the jrloum,
Or the largo -ind. costly presses that grind out this bulky stun*,
Nor tho prlco that they would havu to pay for Just ono little puff,
Thoy forgot tho price of labor in this new land o'er tho soa,
And how much'more their wages are than where they used1 to bo;
Add they fall to understand the causo, In a Utile town like hore,
win* newspapers aro not half tho size and almost twice as dear.
If they want to read a paper, do thoy buy one?  Seldom, Nit 1
They sit around till someone's through and then thoy road a bit,
And grouso nbout the lack of news and blawst our bloomin' eyos;
Siay, there's ho ono wants to pleaso thein.  So writer over tries.
Their grudge is hotter thnn their praise.  That's so, as sure as sin;
And the editor who tries to pleaso Is always taken In.
So let theso dopey dulTors He and plug a|6ng their wny
And lust like any other dog, they'll surely have their day.
Almost Treated.
Tw'o Germans were on their way to
work, wheii one of them, H»ns, observed
their countryman, SchneidW, on the
other side of the street sweeping the
walk in front of the saloon.    .
Adolph, said Hans, pointing to the
saloon man, just look at Schneidner
doing his own sweeping. , Py kolly, he
is der meanest und stingiest man yot iss."
No, retorted Adolph, he is not so stingy as you tint. Be almost treated me
vonce.
How do yon make dot oud, questioned
Huns; How conW he almost treated you
viiloud doing it?
Vol), dot happened dis way,, said
Adolph. VopU cold.mornink I dropped
into Schneiders place uud sat me down
py der fire for a little varmneas, nnd
Schneider was cleaning der bar up. Ho
tooked all diVr bottles from der shelves,
vipctl dim clean, und set dem on tier
bur, und dan he took dQr. glasses und did
likevise; after dot ho. viped der shelves
oil', und put der clean pottles und glasses
pack. Ven dis vas finished.he, looked
over to me nnd says, 'Veil, Adolph,' vot
are ve' going to have?' and yust as I v
going to say '.Beer,-' he snys, 'ruin or
snow?'—O. B. Bulletin.
Defenceless .^Newspaper Men Listen
to Quest! ions      ,
"Things People Say to Defenceless
Newspaper Men" was the heading tq
the following list of .remarks reprinted
from an exchange in tile Washington
Star recently:
"I've got a good Bcoop for you — our
club's going to give a picnic."
"You want to go easy On that, I'm
a friend of your boss.'-' !' ',
"Who writes the items tor you after
you bring them in?"
"If I was you I would be going to
some show every night."
"I don't see how you can mnko Up so
many lies."
"Be nuro and; Eend back this photo;
it's the only one of me-I have."       '
"Put in your paper that I've gone to
New York. I ain't going, but I wnnt a
certain girl to see it."
"Say, get me a pass to the ball game,
will you?"
"I'm going to Kurbpe this summer.
Would paper pay my expe'nses if I was
to send letters every now and then telling about my trip?"
"I wish you'd put it knock in your
paper on a fellow I know."
"Don't you have to vote tht! way your
editor docs?"
"What doe's tic Euiduy editor do on
week days?"
"If you print anything about this I'll
quit taking yonr sliest."
TO  OUR   CUSTOMERS
Printed matter is chiefly labor,
merchandise, it is paid lor in wages
advance of its completion by tho prin
The element nf risk iu it.-* production
in the fact Unit it is useless for any ol
person thnn those for whom it is prin
fly intended. For these reasons
prompt sell lenient of a'l bills, as sooi
job it* delivered, is a. consistent reqi
which your spirit of fairness will com
as a demand worthy of our insistence
nol
Eagles' Smoker.
The Smoker given by tho Eagles in
Martin's Hall' an Saturday last was well
patronized and the boys were all satislied
with the entertainment.'
L. P. EcKSTBtN
V. E, McT.tiiiiAitr
ECKSTEIN & McTAGGART
Barristers, Solicitors Etc.
ECKSTEIN BUILDINCf, FERNIE, B.C,
WANTED-M I&/KLLANEOUS
Canvasser wanted to'(illicit subscriptions
' in   Michel.   ' Ubfcrril   Commission.—
Apply at Reporter 6utcd.
In and Around Town
Miss G. Andrews leaves lor Fernie today.
H. T. BanWeil. of Ferule, was here on
Monday.
The BoarS of trade meets on Tuesday
August'3rd'.
Mrs. B. H. Moore is leaving on a visit to Spokane.
P. J„ Waegner of Milwaukee is here selling brewery supplies.
H. -R. Huntington, ot the Trites-Wood
Co., Fernie, was here yesterday.
-, W. Mills, a well knoton hotel keeper
of. Fernie, was in town (Thursday.
Thi! Telephone Company art) very busy
stringing wires over the poles in the city.
R. 3. Black and J.; B. Turney of' Fernie were at the Great Northern on Tues-
df'.y.    .
MichSl will play'.baseball with Elko,
hereon Sunday, this should be a good
game.
■ The Crows Nest Hardware Co. has
bought alot ou Northern Avenue opposite Seigle & Cp.- .
Tha'Michel Miners will hold their 7th
annual picnic on Labor Day, on, Michel
Recreation grounds.
! W. S. Keay, Fernie;; C. B. Winter,
Hosmer, and R. L. Phelps. Vancouver,
were here Thursday.
W. C. Cavanagh, wifa and daughter
have takeniup residence in L, W. Kribs'.
new house on Northern Ave. .
Jimmy Regan is around on crutches
this week, the result of slipping and
breaking a bono in his ankle.
It Is caid that H. R. Huntington has
signed up with the Farmers Baseball
team.   He certainly is a crackerjack,
Inspector Hopkins of the Government
Building Department was here yesterday
looking over tbe new schoolhouso and
the jail. .    .    .'
A Horse, belonging to Seigle & Co., was
struck by the westbound express yesterday moniing and injured so seriously it
had to be shot,.
.1. F. Boyd, of Winnipeg, will open a
gents fumisnlngs store next week, in the
Great thiihorn block, in the store lately
occupied by A. Kennedy.      r
Some movo is evidehlly in progress by
tho C. P. R.' people, as a number of their
men have been engaged at New Michel,
apparently preparing for the new siding.
A chiropodist was in town this week.
It is rumored that some of tho members
of the I.'oard of Trade, who recently
acquired cold feet, have bcett operated
on.
Capt. Carruthore, Montreal; C. W.
Grilliin, Hamilton: VV. U. l)ol.ong, Fernie; \V. Dunlop, Hamilton and Geo.
Bond, Frank, were registered at tho
Great Norllu rn Hotel on Wednesday.
The outsifle papers give great prominence to a reported filuck Hand scare,
and from tha tenor of the remarks Michel would ujipimr to be au armed camp,
Nothing could be further from the (ruth.
It is'a fact (hat some fivo people received
thes-j so-called Black Hand jotters, but
from' the manner ol' the hold-ups it looks
more like an auinleur attempt at extortion than the genuine article. .
The Elk Prairie Agricultural Society
was organized last Sunday at the residence of \V. Weaver. I. A. Rhodes wan
in too chair, and Vf, .1. Cook acted us
secretary. The following wire appointed
a committee: W. Weaver. F. lliu-mour,
'.. A. Rhodes, J. Mansfiolil, Tom Patterson and John Fristal. A school will be
located in tlio neighborhood; as there
are now 21? childten of school age.
Great Northern
HOTEL
NEW MICHEL, B. C.
EVERYTHING   FIRST-CLASS
Cul-sln* Un-surpaM**
, Bar St.oko-s with tha Fimat.
Atten-sanM UnraMlla-J
McCool 4. Moore,   :I   Proprietors
HOTEL   KOOTENAY
New Michel, B. C.
Douglas & Stedman       ..*      *      I
RATES $2.0b A DAY
Everything First-Class and Comfortable
Nothing but white labor employed
'BUS MEETS ALL TRAINS
Proprietors
"Ilk Valley Beer"
Pure ahd
Pleasing!
Manufactured from
Canadian Malt,
Bohemian Hops
and the now Famous
Crystal Spring Water
Elk Valley Brewing Co., Limited
Livery, Feed and Transfer
Bus: service, five trips daily between the
C. P. E. Station and the Kootenay Hotel
Fare,. Bound Trip , ,
Single Faro ,
GEO. FISHER, Proprietoi1
SLICK UP
Get Your Hirsute Appendage Clipped and Your
Whiskers Pushed in at the Great Northern Tonsor-
ial Parlors—You're next.
P. M. Mac Land ers, Prop
E. V. Holding Co.,
Builders and Contractors
Repairs and alterations promptly attended to,
Estimates cheerfully given ;
New Michel
COLDSTORAGE
One of the Sights of the Town
Meat direct.from car to cold'storage
I
No handling.    No dirty railway platfoons.
... ;,
New plant in running order.    It is worth your while to
coliio in and see it.    Everyone welcome.
P. BURNS & Co.
LIMITED
LUMBER YARD wholesale and retail    i
All Kinds of Lumtljr, Mouldings, oto.—Fancy Window*),  JDoors ant'
Verandah Posts in Stock and to Order, I
Fernie Lumber Co.. lw-   >•   New ivuchei THE   REPORTER,   NEW   MICHEL,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA.
LOVE AND THE
PAY PATIENT.
By L. E. EBERLE.
[Copyrighted. 1809, by Associated Literary
Press.!
He signed his name Robert W. Edwards, M. D„ and had paid several
greatly viilned dollars to hnve it put on
a neat brass plate. But really he was
Dr. Bob, though he never heard himself called thus till after the very end
of the story.
It was Miss Eleanor Make who
called him Dr. Bob. She was careful
to let none bnt her own ears hear the
words. When she spoke to him or ot
him she was most punctilious and re.
spectful.
Miss Eleanor Blake was Dr. Bob's
office nurse. Their attitudes toward
one another were impeccably profcs.
sional, but by a strange coincidence Dr.
Bob also dropped tbe formal "Miss
Blake" when conversing to his own
Inner consciousness concerning her.
She became "Nellie" on these occasions, wblch were numerous.
Hiss Nurse Blake was well born.
Bhe bad perceptions. It went to her
wholesome heart to see with what
smiling poise Dr. Bob waited—and
waited. He did not adopt bravado.
He never grew embarrassed or apologetic, nor did he flinch In meeting
her eyes day after day ln the empty
rooms.
So she loved him, quite hopelessly,
she assured herself, for his quiet, professional manner never broke through
once.
Then came the flrst call! Eleanor
answered tbe telephone and kept all
the elation that was bumping up and
down In her heart out of her quiet,
businesslike voice as she reported to
Dr. Bob. She was only sorry that the
patient had not come to the office so
tbnt she might have the glory of ushering hlm ln.
Dr. Edwards hurried to the address
she gave him. He said, "I don't think
I shall be long, Miss Blake," and she
said, "Very well, Dr. Edwards."
Tbe address did not Indicate a very
good part of the city. He could not
expect a rich call from that quarter.
But it was a beginning—a beginning.
It took Dr. Bob some time to reach
the address given him, for It led blm
by devious ways to an old office building, up many flights of rickety stairs
and to a dark room at tbe end of a
hall. There was no response when he
knocked, but a frowsy boy from the
next office appeared.
"You Doct' Edwards?" he asked.
Dr, Bob admitted that he was.
"He told me t' give you this here,"
said tbe boy and handed him a folded
paper, then disappeared. Dr. Edwards
opened the paper. The words "Fooled
again" and a slangy sentence or two
greeted his eyes. He went downstairs,
wondering which of tbe fellows at the
clinic bad devised the subtle Joke.
Dr. Bob returned quietly to his office. Eleanor as she saw him return so
soon, with his fnce more quietly composed than ever, conjectured that be
had found his patient beyond human
help. She was sorry on his account
She tried to work off her vague feeling of sympathy, for sbe did not know
what, by going Into the operating room
and cleaning again tbe often cleaned
but never used Instruments. She stayed at her work till after hours, till
suddenly the consciousness that she
was alone and lonely came over ber.
She finished her task quickly, then
. quietly opened the door Into Dr. Bob's
office.
Dr. Bob was sitting at his desk, his
arms across It aud his head on his
arms. There was a stillness about him,
a look of having been motionless forever, that brought Eleanor to his side
with one terrified dart. She seized his
hands, and he looked up at her. Ills
stillness was pain, not—what she bad
feared.
That foolish Joke had drought down
crushlngly on his head all the burden
of all that waiting nnd hoping, nnd the
night of It took nway every conscious
'thought In Eleanor save that tbe man
Bhe loved wns suffering.
-   Sbe took Ills hands In hero, whisper-!
ling in n mechanical  way: "Let mo'
'help. Let me help. Let me help." But j
"She was scarcely aware of it
Dr. Bob looked at her with light ln
Ihls eyes. He laid his hands on her
•shoulders nnd gazed down at her with
>• face wtae and loving.
"When the first patient comes," ho
said.
Eleanor decided against tho new
'summer suit. She waa saving very
strenuously, for sbe hnd a purpose In
view.
One day she counted her money.
'Thou she put on her hat and went to
'call on a cousin. Tbe cousin had married poor, had a swarm of children and
iwas chronically 111. When Eleanor
icame away the cousin said she'd go to
the doctor tomorrow and swore between kisses, bugs nnd tearful maun-
derings that she'd never, never tell
.who had sent her.
The patient—the flrst patient—was
to arrive tho next day! Tbe weather
was*he hot, soggy kind that enervates
a spring feverish world In May. The
saving thnt Eleanor had done had
meant much overwork and late hours.
She was physically at her llmpest nnd
nervously at her most uneven. She
was haggard with anxiety and was
made a cownrd by each, footstep
sounding near tbe door.
The hour came for Ithoda—but no
Rhoda came with the hour. Eleanor
watched eagerly from the window.
And then she saw Rhoda at last.
Rhoda was stealing swiftly along
tho opposite side of the street, In her
haad a box containing the chlefesl
treasure from the window of a Mn
milliner's store, the curse tnat had
contained Eleanor's savings clutched
as tightly In her band as If It still bad
ln,it the money tbat bad been tempted
from her.
Eleanor obeyed a blind Impulse.
With one reckless rush she left the of.
flee door and plunged Into the stream
of passing vehicles and across the
street.
A moment later sbe was lying white,
on tbe pavement, blood trickling from
her shoulder, and a crowd gathering
about her and the panic stricken
chauffeur whose machine had run her
down. Then Dr. Bob was bending
over her nnd raising her tenderly, lovingly, ln loving, strong arms.
When Bhe came to again she was lying on a couch ln an operatlm* room
that was very familiar to ber, with
implements about ber that she bad
cleaned herself day after day for the
patients that never came.
She lay still and white till Dr. Ed.
wards began to wonder at her slow recovery. He did not know what wondrous dreams had suddeuly turned to
Ice that weighted and froze and broke
her. But he did know that the pulse
was gaining no strength, the cheeks
were bloodless and the eyes listless
and dull, nnd he did know that he
would like to fling aside bis remedies
and try how kisses would redden the
pale lips.
Then miraculously there was a wave
of crimson over her face, her lips
parted with the very breath of Inspiration, ber eyes" burned victoriously, and
Eleanor turned to blm. She stretched
up her arms to bim Irresistibly.
"Tour first patient! lour first patient! You have one now! Your promise, your promise!"
"But," said Dr. Bob when he was
capable of recollecting anything, "It
was to be my flrst pay patient."
Before he could prevent Eleanor
lifted herself, bandaged shoulder and
all, from tbe operating couch nnd stood
before him more like Diana triumphant
than the pale creature who bad lain
there. Sbe was counting the money in
the purse at her girdle, but as she
counted ber face fell and despair again
overcame her.   Then—Inspiration!
"With my professional percentage deducted!" she exclaimed and fell to
counting again. But even now—must
she lose? Then—Inspiration again!
"Will you take stamps?" she asked,
laughing, embarrassed, holding out In
a wondrously mixed handful the
amount of the fee to Dr. Bob, helpless
between love and laughter.
"Nellie, Nellie!" said Dr. Bob.
Maggie ln her excitement popped her
head ln without knocking.,
"It's from Mrs. Martin's—tbe rich
Mrs. Martin's," she said breathlessly,
"and sbe wants you Immediate, sir." i
An Abrupt Proposal.
The reported fashion of the famous
Dr. Abernetby's courtship and marriage Is very characteristic, It Is told
that while uttending a lady for several
weeks he observed those admirable
qualifications tn ber daughter wblch
be truly esteemed to render the married state bappy. Accordingly ou a
Saturday, taking leave of his patient
he addressed her to the following purport:
"You are now so well tbat I need not
see you after Monday next when I
shall come and pay you a farewell vis-
It. But In the meantime I wish you
and your daughter to seriously consider tbe proposal I am about to make.
It is abrupt and unceremonious, I am
aware, but the excessive occupation of
my time by my professional duties affords me no leisure to accomplish
what I desire by the more ordluary
course of attention and solicitation.
My annual receipts amount to f—,
and 1 can settle f— on my wife. My
character is generally known to the
public, so that you may readily ascertain what It Is. I bave seen ln your
daughter a tender and nffectMnuto
child, an assiduous and careful nurse
and a gentle and ladylike member oil
a family. Such a person must be nil
that a husband could covet and I offer my hand and fortune for her acceptance. On Monday when I call I
sball expect your determination, for I
really have not time for the routine of
courtship."
In this manner the lady was wooed
and won, and It may be added the
union was felicitous in every respect ,
THE DOCTOR SAID
"i GArrrHELP voir
Suffered 10 Months with Kidney
Complaint  (Hn Pills Cured.
Dunvegan, Inverness Co,
"I am perfectly cured of Kidney complaint after using Gin Fills. Six hours
after taking the first Fill I obtained relief, and now after three mouths I feel
-u well as ever. ■"'
I Buffered tea months and the Physician attending me advised me to go to
the Victoria Hospital at Halifax, as
he could do nothing more for me. I
may add that I used a great deal of medicine, and strictly followed my physician's "directions regarding diet, etc., but
Without avail, until providentially 1
leaned of your most excellent remedy.
I am recommending Gin Fills,
(Sgd.)  LEWIS MAOPHERSON.
Bold hy druggists and dealers everywhere at SOc a box—6 for $3.50, ol
Sent direct.
Dept  N. U. National Drug & Ohemi
cal Co., Limited, Toronto. 120
ROYAL MAIDS.
Quick Shaves
"You mnst drink hot water with
your whisky," the doctor told his patient, "otherwise you mustn't take it
at all."
"But how shall I get the hot
water?" the patient queried, plaintively. "My wife won't let me have
it for the whisky toddy."
"Tell her you want' to shave," the
doctor said, and took his departure.
The next dny the doctor called and
asked the wife how his patient was.
"He's gone raving mad," his wife
replied. "Ho shaves every ten min.
utes."—Tit-Bits.
When They Wish te Marry They Mutt
Do the Proposing.
When a reigning queen Is to be married sbe must be the one to broach the
subject first to her future consort.
The same rule holds good with regard
to all royal ladles wbo marry commoners.
Tbe late Queen Victoria bas told bow
she managed to "put the question" to
Prince Albert—bow sbe flrst showed
him Windsor und Its beauties aud the
distant landscape and tben said. "All
tbls may be yours." The queen of Holland on a like occasion simply sent a
sprig of white heather, begging 1'rince
Henry to look out its meaning iu a
book of flowers and tbelr meanings.
The Duchess of Argyll took tbe following means of proposing to tbe Marquis of Lome: Sbe was about to attend
a state hall and gave it out tbat she
would choose as her partner for the
first dunce the man she Intended to
honor. She selected the marquis, who
subsequently became her busband.
But perhaps the most Interesting of
all ways chosen was tbat of the Duchess of Kite. Sbe took tbe earl, as he
tben was, to a drawer and showed hlm
Its contents. There be saw a number
of trifles be had given ber at different
< times, Including sprigs of several kinds
| nf flowers, now dead, be had picked
for ber at various times. He was
much impressed at the sight nor did
It require words on her part to make
ber meaning plain.—London Answers.
Eyes Are Relieved bv Murine
when irritated hy Chalk Dust and
Eye Strain, incident to the average
School Room. A recent Census of
New York City revenls the fact that
in that City alone 17,928 School Children needed Eye Care. Why not try
Murine Ejfe Remedy for Red, Weak.
Weary, Watery EyeR, Granulation,
Pink Eye and Eye Strnin? Murine
doesn't Smart; Soothes Eye. Pain. Is
compounded by Experienced Physicians; Contains no Injurious or Prohibited Drugs. Try Murine for Your
Eye Troubles; You will like Murine
Try it in Baby's Eyes for Scaly Eye-
lidB. Druggists Sell Murine at 50o.
The Murine Eye Remedy Co., Chicago,
Will Send You Interesting Eye Books
Free.
Had Been
Mistress (nngrilyi—"How dare you
talk back to me in that way? ,1 never
saw such impudence. You have a lot
of nerve to call yourself a lady's
maid." New Maid—"I don't call myself that, now, ma'am; but I wns a
lady's maid before I got this job."
There is no poisonous ingredient in
Holloway's Corn Cure, and it can be
used without danger of injury.
She Wondered
"Yes," said the young student,
thoughtfully, "when I get interested
in a subject I never stop until I have
embraced it thoroughly." "That's
nice," was the •unhesitating reply.
"Do—do you think I am an interesting subject?"
ANXIOUS MOMENTS
FOR YOUNG MOTHERS
The hot weather months are an
anxious time for all mothers, but
particularly for young mothers. They
are the most fatal time of the year
for babies and young children, because of the great prevalence ol
stomach and bowel troubles. These
come almost without warning and
often before the mother realizes that
there is danger the little one mny be
beyond aid. No other medicine can
equal Baby's Own Tablets in prompt-
ly curing ho'wcl anH stomach troubles
and an occasional dose given the well
child will keep the stomach nnd
bowels free from offending mnttcr nnd
ensure good health to the child.
Therefore the Tabids should always
be kept in the home, ns they may he
the means of saving a little life. Sold
by medicine dealers or hy mail at 26
cents a* hex from Th<> Dr. Williams'
Medicine Co., Brockville, Ont.
awful
Burns and Tam 8amson.
Tam Samson was a gray haired veteran sportsman wbo on one occasion
when out moor fowl sbootlng(and, feeling tbe weight of years begin to press
upon blm, expressed the belief thnt the
expedition was to be his last and desired, ln somewhat tragic style, that hs
might die and be burled ln the moors.
Burns, hearing of this, Immediately
composed his famous elegy, ln wblch
be related at length the exploits and
skill of his hero, ending eacb verse
with tbe plaintive line, "Tam Samson's
dead."
Some one hnvlng told Samson that
Burns had written a poem, "a gey
queer ane," about him, be sent for the
poet and in something like wrath asked him to rend what be had written.
On hearing the recital of bis exploits
he smiled grimly and seemed by no
means displeased. "But" be exclaimed, "I'm no' dead yet, Robin. Wherefore should ye sny that I'm dead?"
Burns retired for a few minutes; tben
he returned nnd recited to Tam tho
following verse, which he bad composed ln the Interval:
PER CONTRA.
Oo, Fame, an' canter like a Ally
Through a' the streets an' neuks ol tClllls.
Tell ev'ry social, honest blllle
To ceaBo his grievln',
For yet, unskalth'd by Death's gleg guilt e.
Tam Samson's llvln'l
Samson  Inughed  gleefully and exclaimed, "That's no' bad, Robin; that'll
do."   And the poet was received ones
more Into bis good graccs.-Cbauibers'
Journal.
Not Him
Little Girl—My mamma
strict.   Is yours?
Little Boy—Oriul.
Little Girl—But she lets you go anywhere you wnnt to, and—-
Little Boy—Oh, she ain't strict with
me.
Little Girl—Then who is she strict
with?
Little Boy—Pa.
A Mother's Anchor
A babe is a mother's anchor. She
cannot swing far from iter moorings.
And yet a true mother never lives so
little in the present ns when hy the
side of the cradle. Her thoughts foi.
low the imagined future of her
child. The babe is the boldest of
pilotB, and guides her fenrless
thoughts down through scenes of com.
ing yenrs. Tiie old ark never mado
such voyage as the cradle daily makes.
—H. Ward Beecher.
He Didn't Believe It
Wife (laughingly)—There are some
excruciatingly funny jokes    In    tills
paper nbout women going shopping all
day and never huyinc anything.
Husband (hotly)—Yes,  but they're
lies!
When a mnn thinks he's the renl
bead of the family he is intellectually
equipped also to think he can work
out perpetual motion.
•lust ns sure as a man plans to go to
a baseball game that's the (lay be has
to take the children after school to get
them new shoes.
ADENOIDS.
The Way These Growths Endanger
the Health of Children.
Adenoids are curious little cnullflow-
er-l!ke growths whlcb appear at the
junction of the nasal cavity nnd tbe
pharynx. They are often observed at
birth, but they seldom cause discomfort until some months later. Then
they interfere with respiration nnd
cause tbe baby to be restless. It tosses
in Its sleep und wakens suddenly, crying out as if ln distress.
If adenoids are permitted to remain
tbey deform the month, teeth, throat,
chest and face. At the'r worst tbey
produce pop eyes and what Is called a
frog face. They cause mouth breathing, with all Its attendant evils. They
open the way for a hundred and one
Ills, from rupture of the eardrum, running trom the ears, coughs und tonsil!-
tls to pulmonary tuberculosis.
A slight operation suffices to remove
tbem. The baby suffers little pain and,
loses little blood. Out tbey come, and
wltb them tbe overgrown tonsils that
commonly accompany them. If they
are suffered to remain they may never
be discovered. But It Is certain that In
one way or anotber, directly or Indirectly, they will cause damage.—Dr.
Leonard Keene Hlrshuergln In Delineator.
Yarmouth's Narrow Street.
Kitty Witches row. Great Tar
mouth, can Justly claim to be tbe narrowest street In the world, the entrance at one end being only twenty-
nine Inches and at the other fifty-six
Inches. It gives some idea of the
width when one mentions that neighbors can shake hands and put out each
other's candles across the street! Why
these rows bave been so constructed
bas given rise to a good deal of discussion. Some writers give the reason
that wben tbere was a very high tide
the water might flow through tbem;
others. In the event of an Invasion
tbey would prove an excellent means
of defense or that the ground plans of
the rows were suggested by the fishermen's nets, whlcb, spread on the dunes
to dry, had a narrow pathway left between them, wblch represented the
rows. Yarmouth has 145 rows, nnd
tbelr toinl length exceeds seven miles,
Kitty Witches being the most Interesting and tbe narrowest of all.
How Faraday Refused a Pension.
Lord Melbourne once announced to
Faraday tbat It was his pleasing ddty
to offer him a pension, but be added,
"1 suppose all tbls science Is humbug."
Faraday at once replied, "It that Is
your opinion, iny lord, 1 decline the
penslou," nnd retired! Melbourne, on
meeting some ot bis colleagues, snid:
"I have bad a strange tblng happen.
A man has declined a pension." But
these gentlemen Knew Faraday's position and reputation better tban the
premier aud urged blm to rectify the
blunder. Faraday was again Interviewed, but Melbourne was obliged to
retract and apologize before the pension waa accepted.
W. N. U„ No. 748
London Snowstorms.
Tbe purifying effect of a snowstorm
on city air was shown In London by
experiments which demonstrated five
times the amount of Impurities on
week days, when all tbe factories are
active, as oh Sundays. It was figured
out tbat nevertheless a single Sunday
snowstorm carried to the surface of
the county of London TS tons of dissolved solids, 142 tons of suspended
matters, 100 tons of coal, 25 tons of
salt and a ton of ammonia.—London
Chronicle.
A Sudden Start.
"You used to go to school with Coppers, tbe new millionaire, didn't you)"
"1 did. Fact is, 1 gave hlm bis flrst
start In life."
"How?"
"Wltb a bent pln."-Oieveiand Plain
Dealer.    	
On Hie Birthday.
ne-The worst thing about me is my
nose. I've got such a beastly one. She
-You shouldn't sny such things nbout
a gift He-A gift? I-ah-don't understand. She-Wnsn't It a birthday
present ?-New York Journal.
THE PRIZE APPLES.
They War* Not Submitted to the Committee on Awards.
This is a story of six prize apples,
of Samuel O. Blythe, editor, writer and
formerly president of the Gridiron
club, and of Robert H. Davis, editor,
writer and good all around fellow.
It happened ln Washington, when
Davis called upon Blythe In his office.
There were bIx hirge, perfect aud
luscious looking apples standing In a
row on the office window sill, tbelr
rosy cheeks polished till tbey gleamed
like rubles. They tempted Dnvls, and
he promptly ate one. Then be ute anotber while talking to Blythe. Then
be put the third In bis pocket for refreshment on the way home.
About un bour later Blythe received
a note from Davis by messenger with
a request to give the bearer the three
remaining apples. Blythe's sense of
chivalry made him comply with tbe
request, aud he wrapped up the three
ruby cheeked prize apples, put them
In a box and delivered tbem to the
messenger boy without the least appearance of regret at relinquishing
that for which be bud worked and
planned for months.
The apples were the largest of a
specially One variety and had been
carefully cultivated by Blythe on his
farm In the northern part of the state.
They had arrived that morning and
had been set aside for the moment, to
be later packed and sent to tbe committee on awards at the agricultural
exhibition.' Blythe had hoped .to get
a prize for them, but he was too magnanimous and gallant to deny them
to u friend, nnd so Davis nte all of tbe
six prize apples.—Chicago Record-Herald. ■
Another Idol Shattered.
An Iconoclast In tbe person of Dr.
Eduurd Engel ln n lecture recently
delivered before the members of a
literary society in Hamburg/ on "Tbe
Legend of Charlotte von Stein" tore
to pieces all the Illusion which clustered around her name. He showed by
old letters and other documents that
tbe woman to whom Goclhe had written 1.500 letters which portrayed the
Innermost thoughts of his mind and
henrt despised all that was noble. She
called all literary people "fools" aud
made sport of them. When Schiller
died she congratulated his family, saying that It was better to live aloue
than to be compelled to abide lu tbe
neighborhood of "unnatural company."
The lecturer ended the discourse by
saying tbat Goethe's letters u il*-
lotte will now be read "with ,-s
of sympathy for the unselfish im,. and
admiration for the poet's boundless
Imagination which formed a goddess
out ot tbls nothing."
SUNU8HT
Do yon know the difference
between working and having
the work done for you?
Sunlight Soap actually makes
the dirt drop out—saves you
time and money—but  injures
neither bands nor
clothes. That
is Just  the
difference
between
Sunlight Soap
nnd ordinary
soaps.
A Difficulty
"When we are married,' of course
you will shave every morning. Thnt
is one of the rules of our club. We all
agreed not to marry any man who
wouldn't shave every morning,"
"Well, what about the mornings I
don't get home in time? I belong to a
club, too."
A valuable thing to a man who has
gone through college is what a lot he
could have learned anywhere else.
It takes a man to be pleased with
himself for having a dog that can
fight but disgusted with his neighbor
for having one,
The great trouble a woman has
about keeping a secret is that if she
does it doesn't seem to her a real
secret.
II
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A Telephone News Service.
The city of Budapest bas a news telephone service with whlcb news
Items, music, etc., ore transmitted to
tbe various subscribers. At about 0
o'clock In the morning a buzzer Is
sounded for .about fifteen seconds,
after which the correct time Is announced. Then the subscriber Is told
tbe program of the dny, whlcb Is carried out on a time schedule. First
tbere are stock quotations and news
Items, then the parliamentary news,
eluding prices of stocks, the weather
forecast etc. Toward evening the
subscriber can listen to music at the
cafes or gardens and ln the evening
to tbe royal opera or one of the theaters. The service costs $7.31 per
year.—Scientific American.
Maud In the Garden.
Come Into the garden, dear.   There Is ■
sweot unrest.
Love dreamed last night of violets, and
now they're on his breast.
—Atlanta Constitution.
Aye, come Into the garden while spring's
got on her rig.
Indulge  not  in  poetic  gush,  but  get a
spade and dig.
—Scranton Tribune.
Yes, come Into the garden.   Spring wears
her greenest gown.
But when you plant the tender seeds don't
get 'em upside down.
-Cleveland Plain Dealer. ,
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"Leave It to me," suggests the friend.
"I'll get my wife to telephone It to one
of her acquaintances nnd pledge her
to secrecy. That's quicker than bar-
lig It printed."—Chicago Post. |
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Mrs. Ransom surveyed ber tall brother meditatively, while he i .r*'**ned the
scrutiny with smiling cheerfulness.
John MucPherson waB enjoying to the
utmost his little visit to bis sister,
whom he had uot seen since ber marriage a couple of years previous, bo he
did not in the least understand why
she should sigh and remark seriously,
"It's too bad; yes, It Ib I"
"What?" he nsked lazily. It was a
extra fine cigar he was smoking, und
It did not seem possible Just then for
anything td be of deadly importance.
"Wby. that you got luve Just the
dny after Isabel Douglas left town,"
responded pretty little Mrs. Ransom.
"She's the dearest glrll   Sbe"-
"Llves In Kentucky, beautiful as a
dream, glorious brown eyes, most
cbnrmlng disposition oh earth, ls"-
"Where'd you meet her?" broke ln
Mrs. Ranson breathlessly.
"I never had the pleasure," laughed
her brother. "Only I hud to sit one
whole evening during my visit In Toledo and hear ray hostess recount tbe
charms of this most evasive Isabel.
She hnd left tbere JUBt the week before my arrival I seem to east a
blighting shadow over her enjoyment.
At any rate, she runs at my approach."
"Now, Isn't that queer?" snid his sister. "But, really, John, I'm In earnest
about wonting you to know ber."
"So was my Toledo hostess," he answered amusedly. "If only the lady
and I were of a similar mind and as
much In earnest nothing on earth could
save us from wedding cake and rice.
But we aren't, thank the fates," he
cried rather fervently.
At the age of thirty-five John Mnc-
Pherson, comfortable In his bachelor
quarters iu New York, wealthy enough
"I PON'T UNDIlllBTAND IT IN TUB MAST,"
BBS LAUGHED.
to indulge nny whim, looked with quiet
and polite pity at the unfortunates he
knew tied dowu to domestic cures. He
had fully decided he wanted none of
tbat for him. What happiness he might
miss was more than compensated for
ln peace ncd quiet and freedom.
"You're nl! wrong. Jack," said his
sister rather wistfully. "Aren't you
ever going to abandon yonr crazy notions and marry some nice girl and
settle down?"
He threw out his hands In mock dismay ns he got to his feet. "I'm the
most settled down person you ever
saw. Nan." he protested. "I'm os
steady as a railway time table and
perfectly contented Just as I am. I
could attend the wedding of some
* other fellow to your amiable Isabel
without a qualm."
"No, yon couldn't." said his sister
forcibly. "You've never seen Her."
But tf he bad not seen her the fame
of Miss Isabel Douglas was destined
to haunt his ears. During bis visit nt
bis sister's. he heard Miss Douglas'
name so frequently on the lips of visitors thnt he grew half Irritated. It was
Impossible that any girl could be such
a paragon, and If sbe was be hud no
desire to know her.
Such perfection would be decidedly
tiresome, be concluded, and so be dismissed her from Ids mind.
When he reached Chicago on his
homeward wny he stopped to transact
some business. Phillips, his lawyer,
was most cordial in pressing his New
York client to come out to his house.
and MacPherson was half Inclined tn
accept His frame of mind experienced
an Instantaneous change, however,
when Phillips added:
"We've a visitor coming tomorrow
you'd like to meet. I know-Miss Isabel Douglas of Kentucky. She"—
"Sorry," said Mr. MacPherson decidedly, "but I can't wait over a day
on any account, my denr man." At
that moment be would hnve gone a
hundred miles out of bis way to escape
meeting this southern paragon.
He did not stop to reflect sbe un.
doubtedly hnd not the slightest desire
of meeting him either. The constant
sound of her name and tbe rehearsal
of her attractions hnd molded Itself
Into a haunting shadow, pursuing him.
and he actually disliked the very
thought of her. He wondered crossly
wby she never stayed home, where she
belonged. He hated gadabouts. Then
he went bnck to New York.
Strangely enough, even there he wns
not left In pence. One of the newspapers printed n page of pictures and
gossip about beautiful women, and.
Idlyglnnelng It over, the name of Dong-
Ins caught his eye. He groaned ns be
looked closer. Yes. the flrst name wns
Isabel. Then he searched for the picture of her nnd stared at it hnlf Indignantly. It was a very lovely face.
More than tbat, It was high hred and
thoughtful, as well as perfect in line
and form.
But John Macrherson hnd seen too
many neaurtiSat *n'«men to be especially
attracted by any one In particular. He
wondered Idly wbat there could be
about tbls particular girl wbleb so
hypnotized all her friends and acquaintances. In a few weeks she bad
passed out of his mind entirely.
But John MacPherson was not to
slip out of the clutches of determined
fate In this easy fashion. Wltb no
warning whatever, no premonition of
the trap before htm, he climbed the
steps of a Fifth avenue house one
night to fulfill a dinner engagement
His hostess was a cbarmlug woman,
and ber dinners were famous. He was
In a very pleasant frame of mind. As
he opened tbe little envelope containing the name of his dinner partner be
exclaimed so sharply that the well
trained footman could not forbear a
glance of astonishment On tbe card
was the name of Isabel Douglas.
MacPherson, Instantly ln revolt, meditated flight for an Instant, tben realized bow Impossible that was aud
tbat there was nothing to do but go
downstairs and meet her. Never In
his life had he entertained such a violent prejudice for any woman's society
as he now felt for hers. He was entirely blind to her innocence of. tbe
manner in whlcb ber name bad been
rung In bis ears till he bated the sound
of It At any rate, sbe should not add
him to tbe list of victims report said
strewed ber path.
He entered tbe big drawing room
and greeted his hostess.
"I've favored you tonight," that lady
said, smiling. "I've given you the
prettiest and nicest girl here to take
out to dinner. Do you know Miss
Douglas of Kentucky?"
"I do not," said the hapless John
MacPherson crisply and mentally set
his teeth. In two minutes It was all
over, ond he wns properly Introduced
to ber. Just what he had expected
Miss Douglas to do was hard tn say.
He had braced himself for resistance,
but to bis bewilderment, like a dash
of cool water ln bis face, he realized
tbere was absolutely nothing to resist.
Miss Douglas, far lovelier than her
picture, hnd given blm one rare, cordial smile which revealed the secret
of her power, for It was a smile speaking a sympathetic Interest In the Individual addressed, and then had not paid
mucb more attention to blm, being Interested ln the conversation of a returned arctic explorer.
MacPherson studied her nt his leisure
and as the moments .passed found himself grasping wildly nt all his Ingrained
prejudices against her. He had wits
enough to reflect In a panic stricken
way tbat tf tbe mere sight of her was
so disarming acquaintance with her
might work marvelous changes in a
man's feelings. When they passed out
to the dining room MacPherson found
himself halting for something to sny. a
new experience for him.
The girl herself broke the lee by remarking thnt she thought she knew
his Bister. Was not Nan Ransom out
west that relative? She had mentioned her brother so often.
By tbe end of thnt dinner Jobn MacPherson wns miserable, apologetic, at
sea. He did not know why be should
be so upset. All he realized wns that
he bad a crazy desire to explain to
Miss Douglas how sorry he wns for
being sucb un egregious idiot as to dislike her before he bad met her.
"Sbe certainly got in her special
brand of hypnotic work on, me. an
right," he told bis reflection grimly
thnt night ns he took off his cravat
before the mirror. "But, then, she's
nn exception."
John McPherson was a man who
went out nfter w,hnt he wanted when
he got his mind mnde up. He never
really made up his mind nbout Isabel
Douglas, however—thot Is, deliberately. He did not hove time. It was a fatal attack from the very flrst sight of
her. And when he nsked her to marry
hlm after she hnd been In New York
two weeks only and she very properly
protested at bis haste It plunged hlm
Into despair so deep that he made life
unbearable for his servants.
But Miss Douglas knew of her own
henrt. too. after several years of experience In refusing numerous .suitors.
nnd she did not keep the man she
found she really cared for waiting toe
long before she promised to mnrry
him.
"I don't understand It In the lenst,"
she Inughed, blushing nnd shaking her
bead when she had said 'Yes.'"
"Neither do I." agreed John MacPherson promptly. "And I Intend to
marry you ns soon as I wheedle you
into naming the day for fear you'll
change your mind."
Then he telegraphed his ulster out
west, who knew nothing of whnl had
been going on In New York. Mrs. Hansom laughed nnd cried alternately
when she got the laconic message. It
said:
"I have at last met Isabel. You can
buy your gown to wear to the wedding."       	
His Ailment.
The captain hnd been tortured with
•> million questions nbout everything
bei*veen heaven nnd earth, bearing It
all he.> '•-ally and pntlently-the names
of tho towu.'i they passed, the number
of passengers nn board, the size nf his
family, how much his salary, dangers,
storms, etc.
One of the Lndles-How long have,
you been In charge here, cnptabi?
Captain—Not very long, madam; only
two yenrs.
Lndy-lndeed? And why did the
former captain leave?
Captain-He died, madam.
Lady-How snd! And whnt did he
die of?
Captain-He wns asked to denth by
the ladles.-.ludge.
The Next World.
When it comes to ndmlsslnn In the
next world we aro all deadhends.-New
York Life.
BREAD AND CAKE MAKING.
Well Tested Recipes That Are Not
Difficult to Carry Out.
To make cream biscuits mix one
quart of flour, five ounces of butter,
two teaspoonfuls of baking powder
ind a little salt lightly together. Add
ane quart of sweet cream and work
very well fof several minutes. Roll
out as thick as a silver dollar, cook ln
a hot oven and serve hot wltb boney
or preserves.
Jobnnycake. — One quart of meal,
one pint of warm water and oue teaspoonful of salt. Sift mea| in a pan
and add water and salt Stir It until
it Is light, tben place on a new clean
board and place nearly upright before
tbe fire. When brown cut ln squares,
butter nicely and serve hot.
Hanover Rolls.—Sift twice two quarts
of Hour. Add four tablespoonfuls of
yeast, one tablespoonful of lard or butter, one tablespoonful of sugar, one
dessertspoonful of salt and a pinch bf
soda. Use enough lukewarm water to
make tbe mass soft enough to knead
well und put wbere It will rise. Wbeu
light, grease tbe hands and make Into
rolls. Let tbem rise again and bake
ln hot oven.
Wheat Muffins. —Two cupfuls of
flour, two teaspoonfuls of baking powder, one teaspoonful of salt, two table-
spoonfuls of melted butter, two table-
spoonfuls of sugar, one cup of milk,
one well beaten egg. Bake in muffin
tins and serve bot
Allegheny Tea Cake.—One pound of
butter, one pound ot sugar, eight eggs
and one and one-quarter pounds of
flour. Rub butter* and sugar together
and add by degrees the well beaten
eggs and the flour. Flavor to taste,
Drop wltb a spoon on well greased tins
and bake.
Rusk or Sweet Bread.—One pint of
flour, one pint of white sugar, one
teacupful of melted lard, one and one-
half pints of water and two kitchen
spoonfuls of yeast Make Into a batter at night and set ln a warm place to
rise. The next morning work Into this
sponge two beaten-eggs and tbree pints
of flour. Set In a warm place tn rise
again. Wben light make iuto pretty
shapes, let It rise again and when light
bake in quick oven. Spread on the
rolls when warm the white of an egg
and sifted cinnamon. The dougb
should be as soft as you can make It
to work well.
AMUSING MISTAKES.
Haughty Librarian dives Ocoaalon For
a Quint Smile-
It Is usually the Ignorant or confused frequenters of a library wbo are
responsible for amusing mistakes, but
occasionally an overhaughty guardian
of literature gives occasion for a quiet
smile to those sbe serves, according
to the Youth's Companion. To a re-
j quest for "Prometheus Unbound" one
such replied, wltb chilling decisiveness, "We bave no unbound books."
More recently a schoolteacher, wishing to extend ber rather scanty knowledge of the stories of Edgar Allan Poe,
ln view of tbe centenary of his birth,
inquired at the delivery desk of a
rural library for "The. Gold Bug." adding: "I can't seem to find It In the
catalogue, but I'm sure you bave It
A friend of mine bad It out last week."
The librarian glanced at tbe card
catalogue drawer over whicb tbe
teacher bad been poring and smiled a
superior smile.
"No wonder, Miss Jones," she explained, witb patient gentleness; "you
are looking under 'Fiction.' Turn to
'Entomology' and you won't have any
trouble."
Smiling ln her turn, a different nnd
more genial smile, tbe teacher turned
to "Entomology" and tbere Indeed,
duly classified wltb learned works on
lepldoptern aud coleoptera, sbe found
tbe unscientific but fascinating Insect
Invented by that master of mystery
tales, wbo did not even know that a
beetle Is not a bug.
It was almost too good a Joke to
spoil But Instruction and correction
become second nature to a teacher,
and, besides, there was ber duty to tbe
public. Wben she departed with
"The Gold Bug" under her arm Bhe
left nn enlightened but crestfallen librarian.
Oddly enough, a mate to this anecdote comes at almost the same time
from the other side of the continent
The president of a western woman's
club, also brushing up ber knowledge
of Poe before writing a paper on his
life. Bought at tbe local library for that
weird tale of horror, "The Pit and the
Pendulum."
She was referred to tbe card catalogue and advised tn look under "Mechanics" or "Horology."
BORED TO DEATH.
HOUSEWIFE HINTS.
Squeeze a few drops of lemon In tbe
water in which potatoes are boiled.
Just before they are done, and they
will not turn black.
If soda is mixed with flour ln making ginger cookies with sour milk instead of being dissolved In milk, as Is
the usual way, they will be lighter.
To keep milk toast from being soggy, as It too frequently Is, try serving
tbe boiling bot buttered milk in u covered pitcher, passing It with crisp, hot
toast. In tbls way each person can
have toast as soft or as crisp as desired.
A delicate flavor to homemade Ice
cream Is Imparted by dissolving a teaspoonful ot arrowroot ln a cup of cold
milk, adding It to the cream. Beet
Juice Is excellent for coloring sherbets
or cream, and tbe vegetable flavor Is
not detected.
Good steel knives are better when
sharpened at Intervals by a professional. Often arrangements can be mude
wltb ihe butcher to take all knives In
the bouse and Include tbem witb his
knives for sharpening. This is especially convenient ln the suburbs, where
stores are hard to reach and wbere tbe
butcher's cart is a frequent visitor.
Light carpets can be cleaned with a
mixture of coarse salt aud light corn-
meal. Put the mixture on plentifully
and scrub ln tbe usual manner with a
clean, dry scrubbing brush. Afterward
sweep the carpet clean and use the
carpet sweeper to collect tbe dust.
Magnesia will clean soiled spots on
rugs or corpeta, and often a badly
blemished mark can be removed If
washed with the suds from naphtha
soap and then rubbed dry with a clean
clotb. Naphtha soap is excellent fur
cleaning colored rugs if tbe soap I*
not too liberally used. It does not
fade tints, but tends to brighten them.
THE TELEPHONE FIEND.
She Makes Allowance!.
The womnn whom everybody likes
Is tolerant nnd broad minded. She always sees tbe best side of everybody.
She Is above reproach herself, but she
•Is the first to make allowances for
those wbo have wandered off the path
and to bold out a helping bond of
friendship to them. She pities where
others blame.
She "stands up" for her friends—
nnd her enemies, too, If she should
happen to bare any.
And she Is thoroughly good natuml.
She enn ndmlre other people's beauty, accomplishments, successes, whole
heartedly. There Is nothing envious
or mean or petty or small nbout her.
Her philosophy Is a bright, stimulating, everyday one. She sees things ns
they nre. takes them as they come and
makes the best ot them.
Cretonne Slips For Frocks.
' It Is an excellent idea to keep frocks
In slips or hags when they hang In
the closet, for tills prevents dust from
settling on them and keeps them fresh.
Very attractive cretonne slips arc to
be had already made up for a small
sum. or these can be made with very
little trouble hy taking two straight
widths of cretonne In n pretty gay colored pattern, Joining them nnd making a flap over the top through which
a clothes hanger hook may be put
A bag drawn up with a tape Is llnblo
to muss the frock, whereas the envelope slip Is light weight aad docs no*
pucker up at the top.
We All  Know Her, the Inconsiderate
Parson.
"Hello! Tbat you? Yes, I Just
thought I'd call you up. It's war.ii
out. Oh, I should say It Is, No; It's
real warm. Whatchdoin? You are?
'Where am I?' At the bank."
So were several other women at tbe
bank. Tbey had stepped ln to make
deposits or send drafts and had gone
Into the women's room to wait for
friends or use tbe telephone. One woman was waiting to telephone home
that sbe couldn't get out in time for
lunch. Another wanted to make an
appointment with a dressmaker. A
third wanted to telephone out to
Bridget tbat it looked like rain and
would Bhe please shut the bedroom
windows and also give tbe children a
cooky apiece wben tbey came bome
from school and not to let them play
outside the yard, all of which was
business, too, from some points ot
view. They were all brief, care relieving, time saving messages, tbe very
sort of messages for wbleb those
phones were supplied. But tbere Bat
thnt crenture "ugb-huhing nnd mmbth-
Ing" while a balf dozen women waited
for that one minute at tbe telephone
that would make tbs rest of tbe day
go smoothly.
And. by the way, the young person
at the phone had walked In at the
front door and made ber way straight
to that room. Wben at length she had
used the telephones and tbe mirrors as
long as sbe wished she retraced her
steps, found her wny back to the front
door as fast as ber feet could carry
her, and ln all probability she had
never seen the sign on the receiving
window.
I Still she was In no way deterred
from using the special privileges which
the bank had provided for Its patrons.
Perhaps this Is too line a point of
honor to be grasped by the feminine
mind.
Princess a Toothpick Queen.
The crown princess of Rouinanta.
who before ber marriage was Princess
Marie of Edinburgh, expects to manufacture 25.000.000 toothpicks this year.
She Is the owner ond active manager
of a toothpick factory near Bucharest.
Tbe workers are tenants on the estate
of her husband, and Bhe takes a personal Interest In, all ot them. Sbe established the factory four years ago,
ahd It Is one of the largest und most
profitable In Europe. Toothpicks from
the crown princess' factory go Into
all European countries and nre to be
found In New York hotels In Individual
paper wrappers. The crown princess
Is planning to manufacture quill pens,
many of which are used In Oermnny
and Russia. It Is said it Is becoming
tbe fashion for society women all over
Europe to use quills fnr writing, and
ft Is expected American women will
not be slow In taking up the fad. This
movement Is In line with the general
revlvhl of the fashions of our grandmothers, nnd the crown princess, with
her usual business acumen, sees a
chance fnr profit In putting quill peus
on the market
A Youthful Suicide Who Had Exhaust-
ed Life's Sensations.
On tbe evening he committed suicide !
recertly at Monte Carlo Ferdinand Ra- j
venet. a wealthy Spaniard only twenty-1
one yean of age, said to a friend, "Tbs j
only sensation that 1 have not expert- j
enced la tbnt of death."
In spite of his youth, Reveres was
nn accomplished parachutist, swords- ■
man and pistol shot. His name flrst'
came Into prominence at tbe time ot
his duel with M. Oustave de Vlllette,
perhaps tbe most famous duelist The
meeting wns postponed for ten months
after tbe quarrel until M. Rnvenez,
who bad never handled a weapon of
any description, should attain bis majority. During the Interval he prao
tlced fencing with assiduity. Tbe duel
took place last May, and M. de Vlllette was so gravely wounded In the
chest tbat for months he bung between life and death.
An authentic anecdote Is told of a
visit M. Ravenez made to Morocco. As
the steamship wns approaching Tangier Ravanez was chatting with a
Spanish diplomat who boasted Intolerably of the welcome that would greet
him at the port. M. Ravenez at once
mnde a wnger that his own arrival
would be still more startling. Ab the
ship dropped anchor In the harbor and
tbe usual crowd of small craft approached her the youug man Jumped
overboard. Avoiding the** boats which
at the cries of "Man overbnardl" endeavored to rescue him, he swam vigorously to shore. The adventure attracted tbe attention of tbe crowd, and
the diplomat's arrival passed unnoticed
M. Ravenez's final act was accompanied by uo less dramatic surroundings.
Wintering at Monte Carlo, he Invited
a number of friends to supper at a
restaurant. Champagne was abundant,
and an orcbestrn of Hungarian musicians played exotic music. To his
guests, who remarked on the luxury
of the feast the host replied: "All tbls
is nothing. The surprise Is coming nt
the end." As dawn began to break the
company thought of separating, when
Ravenez said: "I promised you a surprise. Here It Is!" And. getting up
suddenly, he mounted the musicians'
plntform, produced a revolver nnd
blew out bis bruins.—Philadelphia
Ledger.
Bad Coins In Church.
Vestrymen In a number of New
York churches are complaining of the
qnantlty of counterfeit coins found In
collection boxes nowadays. Time was
when a piece of counterfeit money iu
the contribution box wns a curiosity.
Persons who were unfortunate euough
to get stuck with spurious coins took
good care not to pass tbem off lu
church. Whether they nre less conscientious now or less able to detect
tbe character of tbe change they ban-
die Is a question still to be answered.
Churchmen hesitate to suspect tbe
congregation of saving up counterfeit
dimes, quarters and half dollars for
the collection plate as the easiest way
of discharging their church duties and
nt the same time getting rid of bnd
money, but with all their charitable
Intentions there are those counterfeit
coins to be explained nway somehow.
—New York Times.
Woman'sWorkl
MISS MABJORIE .IDE.
A Charmlrg American Girl Who Goes
With Her Father to Court of 8pain.
Miss Marjorle Ide will preside at the
American embassy at Madrid, ber father, Henry Clay Ide. having been
made minister to tbe court of Spain.
Miss Ide was wltb ber fatber in the
Philippines and has had much experience of tbe sort tbat will be valuable
lu her position.   She speaks Spanish
England's Money Honors.
It bas always been the policy of the
rich wbo have controlled Englnnd and
still control her to reward men of
great usefulness to tbe government
wltb plenty of money. Wben they
wanted In honor Lord Roberts they
didn't stop at merely sending hlm a
patent of nobility. Tbey paid him tn
vulgar bank notes. 1 kuew Lord Cromer ln Loudon. He did a great thing
for his country—that is. for the ruling
classes of bis country—and when his
time came to quit tbey paid hlm something like £10.000 a year. Aud I am
glad to say that lie is man enough to
think it Isn't enough.—American Magazine.
Salt Seasoned Timber.
A workman was packing salt about
a pile of timber. ■•Seasoning timber
with salt, ch? It sounds like a Joke,
doesn't It?" he said. "It is often done,
though, especially In ship timber.
Ships built of salt seasoned timber get
a better insurance rate. Some very
rich woods arc seasoned In boiling oil.
That's an ancient nnd costly process.
A new dodge Is electrical seasoning.
With strong electric shocks the sup Is
driven out of the wood and replaced
by a solution of borax oud reslu. The
scheme Is cheap—not balf as good as
salt."—New York Press.
Powerful Searchlight
The flagship Connecticut of the United States navy Is now equipped witb
the most powerful searchlight ln the
world. It bas a strength of 180,000,-
000 candle power, wblch, for the sake
of comparison, Is 17U.IKIg.000 candle
power more powerful than the ordinary street arc lamp. The great mirror Is five feet In diameter nnd wub
made for ihe government In Germany.
The searchlight will throw sucli ati
Immense beam of light tbat It will be
able to detect a submarine or torpedo
boat at a distance of ten miles.—Popular Mechanics.
The Grind That Dulls.
If the scissors grinder kept his blade
In tbe whetstone unceasingly the sels-1
tors would soon be useless.   The grind
thnt dulls women Is not dally house-
hold duties, but never letting up on
those duties.   The housewife who Is j
| knowing keeps herself sharpened wltb
frequent change and recreation, '
Iceland's Art Museum.
Iceland Is to hnve an art museum.
Tbe sculptor Clnar Jensen has lonit
desired that his native country should
possess nn nrt collection nnd with thnt
object In view hns presented all his
works, forty-nine In number, ns n nucleus. The only condition named by
hlm was that n suitable housing placo
be provided by the government and
this be accessible to the people. The
nlthlng by n unanimous vote agreed to
accept tha el" i«4 to ceoi-J- •*'«*« tbe
terms.
HISS HABJOBIK IDE.
and French as well aa she does English and is iu every way fitted to up-
bold the digulty of her father's estab-
llsinment In the Spanish capital. Her
sister, who was also In the Philippines
when ber father was vice governor,
married Bourke Cockrau. Miss Ide
weut with the Taft party to China.
A Very Personal Question.
If you were your real self, wbat sort
ot person would you be?
Probably you think you are your
real Belt. But pause a moment and
think what convention Is doing tor
you.
Society bas auch a way of expecting
certain things of us that to escape
friction we give society what It wants.
Hfirt strip away the veneer of civilization, let the real woman In ypu stand
forth, and what sort of person would
you be?
bid you ever stop to think about It!
Sometimes It is worth while.' i
Some of us may be bolstering ourselves up wltb conventionalities aud
artificialities in order to slip pleasantly
through the world.
How much do you owe to convention, how much to your real self for
the person you present to the world?
For Instance, In the matter of dress,
does It express yourself, or does it express the latest fashion plate?
Does your home express your real
self, or Is It furnished and managed as
Is the fashion in sucb things?
Are yonr charities a matter ot the
henrt or a church formula?
It doesn't do a bit of barm once ln a
while to put the probe Into such things.
It helps us to discover when It Is
worth while to assert our Individuality and to help overthrow tbe sham
and artificial things of life. It tells
us wherein we are weak and- need the
common brotherhood of mnn to help
us upbuild to better things.
If we feel thnt the real self that
would step forth would be the cave
man were every convention abolished
nnd we needed neither to regard our
fellow mnn. the present nor the future,
then we need lo let tbe rigid regulations of society build up our character.
If we realize we are leaning on tbe
conventions of Ihe world, that Its artl-
flclallili's nre creeping Into our blood
and consuming Its strength aud Individuality, wo want to dlschurd them.
Consider tbe real self tbut is In you,
whether It Is lovable, kind, strong, generous, or whether It Is weak, unresisting, going the way of the world becnuse thnt Is the easiest
What would you be, wbat would you
do If you were the only womnn In the
world and could mold yourself nud Its
future absolutely to your liking?
Tea a la Mode.
Tbe latest way of serving tea In up
to date lintels nnd first clnss restaurants Is to place before the guest a
•mall, thin envelo|>e containing the
ten leaves of his favorite brand. Tbe
waiter brlnss a pot of hot water, and
the ten is brewed before the eyes of
tbe guest, which Insures Its freshness.
The Idea of putting |»rtlonB of tea
np In envelopes, says the Kuston Cook-
Inc. School Magazine. Is not by any
men ns new. The custom has been ln
use In some establishments, botb In
this country and Europe, for a good
mnny yenrs, the Idea being to control
the number of orders from a given
quantity, to avoid waste and carelessness nnd to insure uniformity In making. The Improvement In the new
Service Is thnt the envelopes, made, of
course, especially dainty tn appearance, go to the guest untouched Instead of being emptied Into the pot In
the pantry. After filling the envelopes
are creased snd turned over a. tbe top
and corners.  They are not gummed. THE   REPORTER,   NEW   MICHEL,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA.
Satan
Sanderson
By HALL1E ERMINIE RIVES.
Author ol "Hearte Courageous," Etc.
Copyright.  1908.   the   Bobbs-MerrUl
Company.
"Who's Who" Id the Story.
"SATAN"   SANDERSON,   the
hero, dare-devil, quixotic friend und
minister of the Gospel.
HUGH STLUES, prodigal and
criminal.
JESSICA HOLME, the beautiful
heroine, helpless ln tbe rush of
events and the principal sufferer In
a case of mixed Identity.
MRS. HALLORAN, the etap
oracle.
DAVID STIRES, stern, yet for
giving, and at tbe last mnde happy
by another's unhapplness.
THE BISHOP, the victim of a
misunderstanding.
BALLELUJAH JONES, the religious fanatic on whose shoulders
rests the whole welgbt of the story.
EMMET PRENDERGAST, the
false friend, peijurer and thief.
THE SHERIFF, who i9 very
much divided between duty and inclination.
"BIG" DEVLIN, wbo turns
rhamplon Instead of prosecutor sifter the hero's race with death.
^ Chapter 1M
|0 my son Hugh. In return for the care and
sorrow he has caused me
all the days of his life,
for bis dissolute career
and bis desertion, 1 do
give and bequeath tbe sum of $1,000
und the memory of his misspent
youth."
It was very quiet ln the wide, richly
furnished library. The May night was
still, but a faint susplratlon heavy
with the fragrance of Jasmine flowers
stirred the Venetian blind before tbe
open window and rustled the moon
silvered leaves of the aspens outside.
Aa the InclBlve professional pronouncement of the Judge cut through the silence the grim face on the pillow of
ihe wheel chair set more grimly, a
girl seated In the shadow of the fire
screen caught her breath, and from
across the table the Rev. Henry Sanderson turned bis handsome, clean
shaven face and looked at the old man
A peevish misogynist the neighborhood labeled the latter, with the parish
ebapel for hobby and for tborn-ln-the-
flesh this only son Hugh, a black sheep
whose open breaches of decorum the
town bnd borne as best it might till
tbe tradition of his forbears took blm
off to an eastern university. A reckless life tbere and tbree wastrel years
abroad had sent him back to resume
his peccadilloes on a larger scale, to
quarrel bitterly with his father and to
leave his home ln anger.
"Walt" came the querulous voice
from the chair. "Write In 'graceless'
before the word 'desertion.'"
"For bis dissolute career and bis
graceless desertion," repeated tbe law-
11—vnr   -*•** -      *—*-"^
the parchment crackling under fit* pen.
yer, the parchment crackling under bis
pen.
Judge Conwell glanced curiously at
Harry Sanderson as be blotted tbe
emendation. He knew tbe liking of
the cross grained and taciturn old Invalid, St. James' richest parishioner,
for tbls young mnn of twenty-five who
had come to the parish only two
months before, fresh from his theological studies, to fill a place temporarily vacant and bad stayed by sheer
force of personality. He wondered If,
aside from nntural magnetic qualities,
this liking had not been due first of
all to the curious resemblance between
the young minister and tbe absent son
wbom David Stlres was disinheriting,
for aa far as mold of feature went the
young minister and the ne'er-do-well
might hnve been twin brothers.
No one perhaps had ever Interested
the community more thnn had Harry
Sanderson. He bad entered upon hla
duties with the marks of youth, good
looks, self possession and an ample Income thick upon htm ond had brought
with him a peculiar charm of manner
snd an apparent incapacity for doing
things ln a hackneyed way. Convention sat lightly upon Harry Sanderson.
Be recognized few precedents either
In the new methods nnd millinery with
whlcb he had Invested the service or
In bis personal habits. Instead of attending the meeting of St Andrew's
guild, after the constant custom of
his predecessor, he was apt to be found
playing his violin (a passion with
html ln the smart study that adjoined
tbe gothlc chapel where he shepherded
Ids fashionable flock or tramping acros-
the country with a brier pipe In his
ssjouth and his brown spaniel, Rummy,
Ming at his heels. His athletic frame
and clean chiseled features made Mm
a rare figure for the reading desk, as
bis violin practice, the cut of his gol'
flannels, tbe Immaculate elegance of
his motor car, even tbe wblte carnation he affected In hla buttonhole,
made him for the younger men a goodly pattern of the cloth, and It bad
speedily grown to be the fashion to
hear the brilliant young minister.
Something of all tbls was In tbe lawyer's mind as be paused—a perfunctory
pause—before1 he continued;
"1 do give and bequeath tbe sum of
$1,000 and tbe memory of his misspent
youth."
Harry Sanderson's eyes had wandered from the chair to tbe slim figure of the girl who sat by the screen.
This was Jessica Holme, the orphaned
daughter of a friend of the old man's
early years, who had recently come to
the bouse in the aspens to fill the void I
left by Hugh's departure. Harry could
see the contour of throat and wrists,
the wild rose mesb of tbe skin against
the Romney blue gown, tbe plenteous
ted bronze hair uncoiled and falling In
a single braid and tbe shadowy pathos
of hor eyes. Clear hazel eyes they
were, wide and full, but there was In
them no depth of expression, for Jessica Holme was blind. As the crisp,
deliberate accent pointed tbe Judicial
period as with a subterranean echo of
Irrefutable condemnation Harry saw
her under lip Indrawn, her hands clasp
tightly, tben unclasp in ber lap. Pliant,
graceful hands, he thought, which even
blindness could not make maladroit
"Go on," rasped the old man.
"The residue of my estate, real and
personnl, I do give and bequeath to
my ward, Jessica Holme"—
He broke off suddenly, for tbe girl
was kneeling by tbe cbalr groping for
tbe restless hand that wandered on the
nfghan and crying In a strained, agitated voice: "No—no—you mnst notl
He Is yonr son!"
"In the eyes of the law, yes. Rnt
uot otherwlsel" His voice rose. "What
bas he done to deserve anything from
me? What has be bad all his life bnt
kindness? And how has he repaid it?
By being a waster and a prodigal. By
setting me ln contempt and finally by
forsaking me ln my old age for his
own paths of ribaldry."
Tbe girl shook ber bead. 'Tou don't
know where be Is now or wbat he Is
doing. Oh, he was wild and reckless, 1
have no doubt, but wben he quarreled
and left you wasn't It perhaps because
be was too quick tempered? And if he
hasn't come back Isn't it perhaps because he is too proud?"
"Jessica. I've not forgiven him seven
times. I've forgiven him seventy times
seven. But he doesn't want forgive-
ness. To him I am only tbe old man'
who refused to "put up' longer for his
fopperies and extravagances! When be
left this house six months ago he declared he would never enter It again.
Very well; let him stay awayi He
shan't come back when I am In my
grave to play ducks and drakes with
the money he mlsusesl And I've fixed
It so that you won't be able to give it
away either, Jessica."
The girt, still kneeling, turned half
about with a boneless gesture. "Oh.
won't you help me?" Bhe said. Sbe
spoke more to herself. It seemed, than
to either of the men who waited.
"Sanderson," said the old man with
bitter fierceness, lifting his hand, "1
dare Bay you think I am uaiu, but I
teli you there has never been a day
since Hugh was born when I wouldn't
have laid down my life for blm! You
are so like! When I look at you I aeem
to see bim as be might have been but
for his own wayward choice! If he
were only as like you In other things
as be Is In feature! Yon are nearly the
same age. You went to the same college, I believe. You have had tbe same
advantages and the same temptations.
Yet you, an orphan, come out a divinity student, and Hugh—my son I—comes
out a roisterer with gambling debts, a
member of tbe fast set' one of a dissolute fraternity known as The Saints,'
whose very existence, no doubt, was a
shame to the Institution!"
Harry Sanderson turned slowly to
the light A strange panorama In that
moment had Hashed through bis brain
—kaleidoscopic pictures of an early
reckless era whan he had not been
known ns tbe "Rev. Henry Sanderson.'
"I think 1 ougbt to say tbat I was
the founder, and at tbe time you spenk
of. the abbot of Tbe Saints. I wns In tbe
same year with Hugh. We sowed our
wild oats together, a tidy crop. I fancy,
for us both. Tbat page of my life Is
pasted down. I speak of It now because It would be cowardly not to. I
have not seen Hugh since college
closed four years ngo. But then I was
all you called him—a waster and a
prodigal. And 1 was more, for while
others followed, I led. At college I
was known ns 'Satan Snndemoi.'"
"It Is the Hugh of the present that
I nm dealing with," said tbe old man.
For David Stlres waa Just and be was
feeling u grim respect for Harry's
honesty.
Harry acknowledged the brusque
kindliness of tbe tone with a little motion of the hand. As he spoke he bad
been feeling bis way through a maze of
eoutmdlotory Impulses. For a moment
he bad been back In that old Irresponsible time; tbe Hugh be had known
then had sprung to bis mind's eye, nn
imitative Idler, with a certain grace
and brilliancy of manner that mnde
him hall-fellow-well-met, but wltbal
shallow, foppish and Incorrigible, a
cheap and shubby Imitator of the outward manner, not the Inner graces, of
good fellowship. Yet Hugh bad been
one of his own "fast set" They bnd
called hlm "Satan's shadow," a tribute
to tbe actual resemblance ns well as
to tbe palpable Imitation be affected
Harry shivered a little. The situation
seemed, in antic Irony, to be reversing Itself. It was as if not alone
Hugh, but he, Harry Sanderson, lu the
person of that past of bis, was now
brought to bar for Judgment In thut
roam. For the Instant he forgot how
utterly characterless Hugh had sbowr
himself ol old, how devoid of all de
sire tor rehabilitation hla present reputation In the town argued blm. At
that moment it seemed as tf In saving 1
Hugh from this condemnation, be was
pleading for blmself as he had been,
for the further chance which be, but
for circumstances, perhaps, bad needed
too.
"Yon," be said, "bave lived a life of
Just and balanced action. It Is bred
In the bone. You hate all loose con- I
duct, and rightly. You hate It most In
Hugh for the simple reason that he Is
your son. The very relation makes It
more Impossible to countenance. He
should be like you-of temperate and
prudent habit But did you and be
start on equal terms? Your grandfather was a Standlsb; your ancestry
was undiluted Puritan. Did Hugh
have all your fund of resistance? With
me It was tbe turning of a long lane.
Hugb perhaps has not turned—yet."
A breath of that past life had swept
anew over Harry, the old shuddering
recoil again had rushed upon him. It
gave his voice a curious energy na be
ended: "And 1 bave seen bow fnr a
man may go and yet—come back!"
There was u pause. Tbe Judge had
an Inspiration. He folded the parchment
"Perhaps It would be as well," he
said In a matter of fact way, "If the
signing be left open for the present"
He rose ns he spoke and laid the document on the table.
For a moment David Stlres sat In
silence. Then he said, with a glint of
the old Ironic fire: "You should have
been a special pleader, Sanderson.
There's no client too bad for them to
make out a case fori Well—well, we
won't sign tonight. I will read It
over again wben 1 am more equal to
It."
For long the old man sat alone, musing In bis chair. At length he sighed
and took up a magazine. He was
thinking of Harry Sanderson.
"How like!" he said aloud. "So Sanderson sowed his wild oats too! * • •
Wben he stood there, with the light on
his face—wben be talked—I—I could
almost have thought It was Hugb!"
(To be Continued)
THAT OLD  RbD BARN.
I
VB wandered to the homestead. Jim.
I've seen the old red barn
Where you and I in boyhood dim
Once    played    with    "Gee!"    and
"Darn!"
The loft them times was sweet with bay,
• The sunbeams slanted through,
And from their stalls the white and bay
Would nicker, "How de do?"
There ain't no Prince nor Whttey, lad;
There ain't no bloomln' stalls;
There ain't no harness, good and bad,
A-hangln' on the walls.
There ain't no hay up In the mow;
There ain't no musty scent
They keep their gasoline there now.
I'm sorry, Jim, I went
There ain't no place to romp and hide;
it ain't a barn no more,
it's a ga-raga. all slicked Inside,
With reg'lar ce-ment floor.
Them cobwebs soft that used to swing.
Them specks that used to float—
They're gone.   There's not an old tuns
thing,
Not e'en a single oat
Where Jed, the hired man, clumped round
With fork or broom or comb
An oily, tlnk'rln' chap 1 found
Had made hisselt to home. '"
He looked so strange where Jed had
been!
A leather suit he wore ,
And curried oft the blame machine
A-layln' on that floor.
It's changed, old part.  They've cleans!
,   It up
Of cobwebs, hoss and hay.
It ain't a spot where boy nor pup      .
Nor yet a mouse can play.
I wonder how those kids who live
Where's such a bleak consarn
Can get along and what they'd give
To have an old red barn.
-Edwin I* Babln In Judge,
Not That Heroic
•*«M»i«i**
"I have never married because I cannot love n man who Is not truly brave
and heroic."
"I Bee. And you have never found
any one brave and heroic enough."—
Kansaa City Times.
Bowks.
Ood be thanked for books! They are
the voices of tbe distant and tbe dead
and make us belrs of the spiritual life
of past ages. Books are true levelers.
They give to all who will faithfully
use tbem tbe society, tbe spiritual
presence, of tbe best nnd greatest of
our race. No matter how poor 1 am,
no matter though the prosperous of
my own time will not enter my obscure dwelling, If tbe secred writers
will enter and take up tbelr abode under my roof—If Milton will cross my
threshold to sing to me of paradise,
nnd Shakespeare to open to me the
world of imagination and the workings of the humnn heart, aud Franklin to enrich me with his practical
wisdom-l shall not pine for wnnt of
intellectual companionship, and I may
become a cultivated man, though excluded from what Is called the best society In the place where I livc-Wil-
Hnm Ellery Cbannlng.
KING COTTON'S THRONE.
Is It Here or In Those Lands Where
' He Is Only a Visitor?
In all discussion regarding cotton
two facts are paramount—flrst that
cotton controls the world, and, second,
that tbe nations that reap a prodigal
harvest from the sale of cotton goods
depend upon America for the raw supply.
The American people have begun to
realize the significance In the fact that
alien nations that never saw a cotton
plant have long since entered the kingdom of cotton and now divide dominion among themselves, excluding the
United States, wbere the cotton Is
grown.
The contest among the powers today
Is for trade, and cotton In some form
Is the chief commodity curried. It is
inconceivable that otber nntinna can
go on at the expense of America, winning trade triumphs with n commodity
which they do not naturally possess,
whicb they cannot obtain In sufficient
quantities outside of the United States
nnd which they could not manufacture
nt a profit but for the fact thnt we
sell the product near and at times even
below the cost of raising It
An analysis nf this trade in cotton
goods reveals that of our exports more
tban $0,000,000 worth consists of unbleached cloths, while of our Imports
more thnn $22,000,000 worth consists
of finer fabrics, including embroideries; laces and curtains.
Altogether the figures show that
while we exported iu the ten months
euded with October. 190a $22,000,000
worth of the output of our cotton mills
the nations sold to us almost 100 per
cent more than we sold tbem.
It is a grotesque and almost unbelievable Item in the commerce of this
age that a resourceful nation like America, the producer of the world's cotton,
should buy bnck $2 worth of cotton
goods for every dollar's worth it ships
abroad. Now Is the time for American statesmen. American genius, tn
awaken. The down of the cotton century Is here.-Daniel Sully In Cosmopolitan Magazine.
Public Lands.
Within the borders of the United
States there are still "54,805.290 acres
of unappropriated public land, not in-'
eluding the large areas held by the
state of Texas. The meaning of these
figures can be glenned hy comparison
wltb the size of Illinois, which contains 35.840,000 acres. The unappropriated area, according to figures Issued by the government. Is more than
twenty times as large as Illinois. It
should be remembered, however, that
mountains nnd other regions that are
not even surveyed are iucluded. along
with 308,021,509 acres in Alaska that
probably never will be occupied. There
is so much wnste land included in the
above estlmnte nf unappropriated
ground thnt the figures are deceiving.
The fact Is that good public lands nre
becoming scarce. Only a few years
ago the settlers could drive until they
found a place that suited them nnd
there make tbelr homes, but thut was
before the value of such ground wns
understood nnd before the present attack of "land fever" seized the general
public—New York Post.
Autos With Dog Kennels.
The dog trotting contentedly along
between or just back of the rear
wheels of a carriage Is one of tbe
pleasant remembrances of tbe time
when the horse was supreme, but
horse and dog were both rudely disturbed by the advent of the automobile. Automobiles run too fast for a
dog to trot along beside, und ns tbere
Is not room within tbe automobile for
anything larger than a lapdog the
coach dog bad to go. One Kngllsh automobile firm IS now manufacturing
an automobile body thnt opens at the
back, disclosing n roomy kennel for
dogs, but it Is probable that, ulthougb
better than nothing nt all. this arrangement will not he completely satisfactory to either dog or master.-
Populnr Mechanics.
Earthquakes and Weather.
A writer in Nalure calls attention to
the peculiar weather which accompanied nnd followed tbe grent Sicilian
earthquake. Tbe sudden fog which
settled upon the Ntrait of Mesinn was
paralleled by a heavy mist accompanying the Mexican earthquake of January. 1809. nnd the writer adds that
rainfall Is so frequently reported ns
the Immediate successor of an earthquake that "we enn no longer reject
the hypothesis of u real connection between the two." Professor Milne hns
suggested thnt the disturbance of the
ground when transmitted to the overlying air mny determine precipitation,
thus explaining the apparent association of severe earthquakes with mist
nnd rain. 	
Future of Flying Machines.
The very cleverest engineer In
France recently assured me that they
nre practically certain that within considerably less thnn a year from the
present time tbey will hnve machines
In Paris with 100 horsepower motors
that will travel at the rate of fifty-five
mll»s an hodr and will keep In the
air four hours at n stretch. They will
carry a load of half a ton oyer and
nhove the weight of the petrol, the wnter and the driver. They say thut certainly within a year they will have
machines tbnt will fly easily from Boulogne to London mid return without
stopping.—Loudou Standard.
Boycotting a Witch.
A ■woman of Tonderu, Rchleswlg-
Hnlsteln. Is bringing nn action fm
libel ngninst u number of persons In
the town who hnve proclaimed her to
be a witch. She Is boycotted by the
entire population, and when she appears outdoors no one will walk on the
tuiuo side uf the street.-Situ) Suriea.
GOOD TIME COMING.
are goln' to dress the babies
Spick an' span an' all bran' new*
With new ribbons an' new sashes
An' tan shoes an' etockln's, too.
An' we'll load 'em on the choo-choo
Pretty soon an' go away
To their grandad's, where there's waltuY
A whole summer full of play—
Where they can hunt for the hens' nests
An' can each have a pet sheep,
An' can have some Band to play in
An' to heap up In a heap,
An' can go out In the brush lot
Where the sweetest berries be,
An' can stuff themselves an' sometimes
Bring a fistful In to me,
An' can rush off ln the ovenln'
To meet grandad on the way,
An' come jouncin' through the big gat*
Settln' on a load of hay,
An' can take their shoes an' stooKin's
Off an' wade until their toes
Look like wee pink pearlB a-twlnklln'
Where the Bhallow brooklet Hows.
Then we'll take 'em after supper
To the little old time room, ■
Where sweet currants by the window
Keeps the night filled with perfume
Like they used to way back yonder
When their dad slept ln that bed.
Just a little bit o' tousled,
Drowsy, happy, sleepyhead.
An' they'll say that "Now I lay me"
Like their dad did long ago,
An' I'll show them things their daddy
Used to love an' used to know,
An' I'll take them through the orchard
An' the tater patch an' far,
An' I'll show them where their grandma
Used to hide the cooky jar,
An' they'll be as fat and happy
As their daddy used to be,
An' they'll be tanned like a russet.
An' their mother will an' me,
An' I'll live my boyhood over
When I seek the little room
An' hear their sweet "Now I lay nw**
An' emeu the old sweet perfume.
—J. M. Lewis ln Houston Post
III
►
Torture of Prisoners.Carried to
Point of Refinement.
Advice Free.
HOME OF THE WATER DEATH,
Dentist (to street singer)—For heav-
en's sake, man, step inside and bave It
OUtI 	
Devoutly to Be Hoped.
"Here." said Dr. Price-Price, "Juet
take these pellets. You've merely got
a little fever; thut's all. Five dollars,
please."
"Myl" exclaimed the transient patient, who bad happened Into his office by chance. "Excuse me, doc, but
I hope the fever ain't as high as the
fee."-Cathollc Standard and Times.
A Too Hilarious Fireside.
"Wiggins' children are wonderfully
clever."
"Yes," answered Miss Oyenne. "He
says they are always singing or reciting or saying something clever."
"His home must be very bappy."
"Perhaps, only It must be a little too
much like a perpetual musical comedy."—Washington Star.
For the Poor.
Little Willie-Say, pa. what to a
charity ball?
Pa—A charity ball, my sou, Is a
scheme to ennble tbe wealthy to exhibit thousands of dollars' worth of
diamonds and gowns In order to raise
a few plunks for tbe poor.—Detroit
Tribune.   	
Wine 8auce For Mutton.
Take one tumbler of currant Jelly,
one tumbler of tomato catchup, one
teacupful of brown sugar, one tumbler
of wine, one wliieglnssful of brundy
and one-half pint of mutton gravy
from whlcb tbe grease bus been skimmed. . Thicken this with a little flour.
Cruel.
"I think Charley's Just too hateful."
"Wby?"
"He uot only didn't Invite me to see
that show I was so crazy to see, but
made It all the more tantalizing by
saying he didn't consider it a proper
play."-KanBns City Times.
Going Upl
Good Man-Ah, my Ind, the young
man who smokes cigarettes will never
rise in tbe world.
Bnd Boy-Yes, he will, mister. All
he has to do is smoke around a gasoline engine.-St. Louis Republic.
Nature Balow Art,
Gulde-Whnt do you tblnk of that!
Isn't It a magnificent view?
Miss Blnssay—I must confess ray
disappointment. But then (apologetically) I've seen postals of tbe place,
you know.—Puck.
His Fortunate Infirmity.
"Gelday always looks so pleasanl
wben he plays bridge."
"Yes; he's quite deaf, you know, and
can't bear the things his partner says
nbout his playlng."-Clevelnnd Plain
Dealer,     	
A Lesson Thrown Away.
"Demosthenes talked wltb pebbles ln
his month, my son."
"I suppose be couldn't get falsi
teeth In his day."-New York Press.
A Worse Infliction Than Thst of Being-
Tied to a Beam by the Thumbs and
Big Toes—Ths Bastinado and Flogging With 8plit Bamboo.
Cbtua Is a land ot contradictions and
mysteries. It bristles with surprises.
The phlegmatic nature of ita natives.
Is in marked contrast to their inherent
cruelty.
"What a poor, weak looking babyl"
you might say to a Chinaman abont
his offspring, and he will merely shrug:
his shoulders ln reply. Meet him In a
month's time and ask him bow the
youngster Is getting on.
'The disense was a fatal one," he
will answer, with another significant
shrug. If the child were a girl yon.
could safely draw your own conclusions as to Its fate. Jobn Chinaman'
has no use for deformed or very sickly children, particularly girls.        <
Torture of prisoners has been carried to a point of refinement Oue of
the most terrible was surely the cage
In which a man waa placed so that his
head Just protruded at the top, while
his toes only touched tbe ground sufficiently to prevent dislocation of the
neck.
His hands were bound behind blm
so that he could not relieve himself,
snd he wus left to be Jeered at by the
public until hunger and exbnustlon put
on end to bis sufferings.
The day of tbe bastinado, too, Is by
nn means over, The prisoner Is strung
up In o reverse condition, and the
naked soles of his feet are pounded
with a cane, with the resu't tbat the
victim seldom recovers.
But the more common form of Bogging Is to beat the thighs wltb the*
concave side of a spilt hamlino. which
ruts at every stroke Into the flesh.
China, by the way. was the home of
that terrible death by wnter drops.
The victim's bead was placed on or
low hard, block, and drops of water
at short Intervals were allowed to fall
from a height on to bis forehead—n
far, far worse Infliction tban tbat of
being tied to a beam by the thumbs'
and big toes.
The cangue Is regarded as a comparatively mild sort of punishment.
This consists of a wooden collar, about
four feet square and four Inches thick,
which Is placed over the prisoner's
head, so thnt Its full weight falls on-
the shoulders.
A description of the offense Is also
attached to tbe victim's body, and as •
be canuot feed blmself be has to rely
on the public for sustenance.
Conservative to a degree, It Is not
surprising to Ond tbat the wheelbarrow as a passenger conveyance Is still
In vogue, as, too. Is the ferry, consisting of a llgiit canoe, towed across the-
water by a number of swimmers.
Machinery for tbe most part la despised, and tbe mill, still used for win-
mining tbe staple diet rice, Is of the-
slmplest and most out of date description possible.
Tbe rice lu placed In a cement basin,
over whlcb is a heavy stone at the end'
of a long lever. This Is worked up and
down by two boards, In tbe form of a
cross, attached to tbe axle of a huge
band turned wbeel.
Far simplicity of keeping a city Informed of tbe time Canton wonld be-
hard to beat    ln one of tbe temples •
are four large earthen Jars on successive shelves.
Water descends by slow drops from,
one to tbe otber, a brass scale on a
float In the bottom one Indicating as It
rises tbe hour of tbe day.
At 5 o'clock every afternoon tbe lowest Jar Is emptied and tbe upper one
refilled. Un tbe outside walls of the
city are displayed bourds wltb tbe
number of the bour on tbem, so that
ail may see. And tbls bas gone on
without a break since 1321.
Kuuerals appear almost a mockery to
the visitor. If money can be freely
spent a manager Is appointed, and
from the highways and the byways
street buys and beggars are collected,
dressed up lu amazing costumes, supplied with dazzling umbrellas, standards and boards, wblch ure carried!
over their shoulders ln a long straggle.
Others carry small bouses aud carts
made ot curd puper, bones, meu, women, etc. Indicative of the dead one's
treasures, nud tbese, with heaps of paper coins and paper money, are burned at tbe grave so tbat tbey may be*
enjoyed In tbe life beyond.
Hired mourners wltb cymbals, gongs
and wind Instruments keep up a con-
tlnuous series of howls and uolses, to
which Is added the boohoo, boohoo,
ot au ear racking born worked something like s garden bose.
Women are regarded as nothing Id
China. Tbey are brought up In Ignorance ot tbe world outside, tbe one*
abject of their lite being to get mar
rled and have sons to follow the fathers.    A girl Is not even allowed to-
look npon her busband nntll she Is actually wedded.-Londoo Ladles' Field.
One Lung's Idea of Love.
"What is love?" asked the pretty
Sunday school teacher of One Luna
"Plenty pllttly gllrls," said he.-New
York Tress.
Not Very  Neighborllks.
Dugnld-Yon was not a verra ncigb>
horllke thing to be doln'  Angus, when'
you was telling the whole toon that
I was drunk aal the week that we wai»
In (IIpscow.    Angns-I never said no>
slch word oot o" my llpa. Dugald Mae-
i kay    Aal I said was thnt yon was
I perfect sober on tbe Sabbath dayl"—
London Opinion.
Thnnch you drive Nature out with s>
ppchrork. sbe always comes back—
Herman Proverb. THE   REPORTER,   NEW   MICHEL,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA,
TIT FOR TUT,
By CLARA H. HOLME3.
{Copyrighted, 1909, by Associated Literary
Press.]
Tbe train from the west pulled Into
tbe station, pnfflng breathlessly from
Its long race, and Ben Hildretb dropped off tbe rear car and looked about
expectantly.
"Hilda!" he ejaculated Joyfully,
stooping to kiss the slender young lady
who approached him wltb extended
hand.
Her haughty withdrawal and very
Indignant look surprised blm, and her
critical glance made him painfully
aware of bis forty-three years and his.
dusty and very ordinary dress.
Her glance said plainly, "Mercy, bow
old he Is, and look at his clothes!"
After five years' betrothal their
cherished love dream became at once
Intangible by reason of a misfit coat
and a plainly shown girlish contempt
for an accumulation of years.
But when Ben clasped bands with
Hilda's mother he forgot tbe bitter
tang of disappointment She was unchanged. Her face wore the same contented look, and the welcome he received might have been n leaf torn
from the book of past happenings.
Even the hot biscuit at supper time
had the well remembered relish of former days. Ahd the thoughtful manner of saying, "Now go and take your
smoke, Ben; I know you are wanting
It badly," seemed like the picking up
of tbe raveled threads from tbe tangled skein of time.
Somewhat of Hilda's aloofness wore
off after tho first few days—whenever
she could forget the humiliation of being kissed In public.
"The very Ideal Any one would
know he was from the west!" she concluded wrathfully when telling It to
her mother. ,
Mrs. Stevens laughed heartily. "Are
people bo different ln the west? I had
supposed that they were merely energetic persons who needed elbow room."
"Oh, you can laugh, but Just look
at bis clothes!"
"Yes; clothing does make a differ-,
ence ln the flavor of a kiss."
"Whether It does or not I am not going out there to live with a mnn old
enough to be my father," was the angry reply.
"Tell him so, not me. You knew
where he lived and his age, didn't you,
when you gave him your promise?"
"I suppose so, but I didn't have sense
enough to know what It meant," sbe
grumbled, "and besides, he's so much
older tban he was then. Why, It's five
years!"
"Yes, he Is five years older, and so
are you. Excuses are so easy to find
If we seek them."
"I don't care; he Isn't one bit as he
used to be!"
"When people say they don't care
they acknowledge that they are in
fault and know It I think tbat tbe
change Is In you, Hilda."
As the days went by Hilda's dislike
seemed to increase. She would frequently go out and let her motber entertain Ben for a whole afternoon
without the courtesy of an apology.
Ben did not appear to be annoyed ln
the least Instead he chatted merrily
with Mrs. Stevens and easily fell Into
the old time habit of calling ber Lottie.
Occasionally he would regard Hilda so
teaslngly that she would grow restive
under his gaze and fly out of the room,
stormlne* to her motber: "I hate him!
I hate him!"
"Well, why not tell him so and end
the engagement? You are In a happy
frame of mind for a prospective bride."
To this Hilda made no reply.
The wedding day drew near. Ben
had been out of town one afternoon,
and, being delayed by business, It was
late wben he returned.       ,
"Do you know wbere Hilda Is?" he
questioned of ber mother.
"Why, yes," she replied. "She said
that she was going over to her cousin
Nettle's."
"Oh. sbe did. did she?" answered
Ben so quizzically that Mrs. Stevens
sold nervously, "What Is wrong?"
"There's nothing wrong." he replied
with a light laugh and settled himself
for a smoke. His laugh was too light
to be reassuring. Mrs. Stevens drummed on the table restlessly.
"It's all right, Lottie." he assured
her, laying his hand over ber fingers
to still their restless movement. After
a moment he remarked. "How homelike you moke every place. Lottie! I
hare been thinking of the hills all day,
and—It makes me homesick. I wish
you and I were there," he finished
wistfully.
"It would be nice. I'd like to see the
mountains. Wben yon ond Hilda bave
been married a year or so, I'll visit
yon, perhaps," a doubting hesitation ln
her tone. *
He regarded her with wrinkled eyes
for a minute. Then be asked with
seeming Irrelevance, "Do you know
Charlie Dnpont?"
"Why, yes.   Why do you ask that?"
"Just curiosity, I suppose," with another laugh.
"Ben, what Is the trouble between
you and Hilda?" In a tone of exasperation. "She Isn't happy, and you are
tormenting. I do not believe she will
be at all happy out there. She hates
the west." Mrs. Stevens remonstrated
rather incoherently.
"She'd bate any place with me. I'm
the difficult problem, Lottie," replied
Ben calmly.
"You two ore laying up an abundance of unbopplness for yourselves,"
was the grave reply.
"Don't you fret over us little children, Lottie," said he, rubbing his
hand significantly over the very apparent bald spot on the top of his
head.   "Sit down bere and let me tnUr
to you," he said, pointing to a chair
beside bis own.
For fully an hour they conversed ln
low tones, he persuading, she half remonstrating, occasionally both laughing, until at last sbe said ln a tone of
yielding. "I suppose It Is all right, but
It does look ridiculous for"—
"Sh-sbi Here comes Hilda," cautioned he.
Her mother waa sewing busily and
Ben was smoking very contentedly
when she entered.' As neither made a
remark of any kind, she seemed to feel
the urgent need of an explanation of
something within her own mind and
commenced ln the most voluble manner: "Did you think I was going to
stay all nlgbt motber? We bad such
a lot of things to talk about Nettle
and I"—
"Who?" Interrupted Ben. The tone
was so derisive that Hilda cried out
angrily:
"Perhaps you do not believe me!
Yon are always laughing at me, and I
think It's awful mean of you."
Ben smoked placidly and made no
reply, wblch angered Hilda all the
more. Sbe looked toward her mother
as If craving support but as she appeared absorbed ln her occupation the
enraged girl flounced out of the room,
slamming the door vigorously.
It lacked only a week to the date set
for the wedding. Tbe evening was
coldly clear, but gusty, and the few remaining leaves were blown from the
bushes and scurried down the street
like droves of frightened fairies. Hilda stood in the embrasure of tbe window drumming restlessly on tbe window pane.
An automobile baited by the curb,
but well ln the shadow of the trees.
Sbe turned, as If tired of ber amusement, and sauntered up to her room.
It was but a very few minutes until a
soft frou-frou through the hall and the
cautious opening and closing of the
front door betrayed her departure.
Ben came from an adjoining room
laughing gleefully. "Hurry up, Lottie!
If they get tbere before us It will spoil
all tbe fun."
"You are sure that it Is an elopement, Ben?"
"Certainly. I heard them planning
It Come on, come on," be urged, taking her by the arm. They hurried out
by the rear entrance, and before tbe
others were under, way they were flying down a side street to the parsonage.
When the elopers arrived they were
conducted at once to the study by the
parson himself. As tbey placed themselves ln readiness for the marriage
ceremony the parson remarked: "You
must excuse me, but the law requires
two witnesses. I suppose you do not
object" And without waiting for a
reply he opened a aide door and admitted Hilda's motber and Ben.
"Oh!" breathed Hilda, frightened.
But Ben said nothing. The minister
went on with tbe ceremony, and Hilda,
having caught sight of Ben's derisive
smile, did not lift her eyes again till
the final words were spoken.
Tbe ceremony concluded, her mother
congratulated her calmly. Ben's eyes
twinkled mockingly as be beid out his
hand to Hilda.
"Bceeivc my hearty congratulations,
Mrs. Dupont Y-ou rushed things a
bit, and yet we were ahead of yon. I
came here to marry. I thought you
were to be my bride, but you were a
little cbeat I overheard you planning
with the mnn who wore a better coat
than I, and, listening to your very
amusing comments on. my personal
peculiarities, I acknowledged to myself
that the union would not be very satisfactory on cither side. But the situation waB not as unpleasant as It
might have been. I had been mistaken
as well as you. and tbe more I saw
of your motber the better satisfied I
was wltb the way things were coming.
I really wanted you to be honest
enough to speak out but when you
wouldn't, why, .we made first Inning
and were married less than five minutes before your arrival here."
Hilda's look of astonishment changed
to one of demure mockery. "I trust,
papa, dear, that you enjoyed my summary of your very mature charms,"
she said.
"It didn't hurt my feelings a little
bit, daughter. I knew my age to a
day and all about tbe 'skating rink,'
and as to my coat. If Mr. Charlie bad
worn It you wouldn't have known i.
from brondcloth."
Hilda laughed saucily and gave her
newly made husband an adoring look.
"So, you see, It wasn't tbe coat;
'twas the man ln the coat" philosophized Ben.
"It was just a little game ot tit for
tat, In which we are all winners," remarked Mrs. Hildretb happily.
Courting In Cordova.
At night Cordova sleeps early. A
few central streets are still busy with
people, but tbe rest are all deserted;
the houses look empty; there Is an almost oppressive silence. Only here
and there ns one passes heedlessly
along a quiet street one comes suddenly upon a cloaked figure with a
broad brimmed hat leaning against
the bars of a window, nnd one mny
catch through the bars a glimpse of
a vivid face, dark hair and a rose (an
artificial rose) In tbe hair.
Not ln any pnrt of Spain have I
seen tbe traditional Spanish loremak-
Ing, the cloak and bat at the barred
window, so frankly nnd bo delightfully
on view. It brings a touch of genuine
romance wblch It Is almost difficult
for those who know comic opera better than tho countries In wblch life Is
still In Its wny a serious travesty to
take quite seriously. Lovers' faces on
each Bide of the bars of a wludow at
night ln a narrow street of white
houscs-that, after all, and not even
the miraculous mosque, may perhaps
he the most vivid recollection that one
brings away with one from Cordova.—
London Saturday Bevlew.
PERILS OF EXPLORERS.
A Trsglo Journey Across a Desert tf
Central Asia.
One of the most trying of tbe central Asian adventures of Sven Hedln,
the Swedish explorer, was this: In
February, 1805, Sven Hedln started
eastward, exploring the country between tbe Kashgar and Yarkand rivers, proceeding ln April to cross tbs
Takla Makan desert between tbe
Yarkand and Khotan rivers. Never
before had any known traveler attempted to exploit a course amid the
eternal sea of shifting sand hills from
river to river. Tbe tale of that little,
travel worn, bedraggled group, far beyond the last watering place, enveloped lu dust stumbling along through
the dreary but agitated desert sea by
crooks and roundabout ways, with
desolation spread around and every
trace of life departed, waa a weird
and pathetic one. "Not even a fly was
to be beard In the air, not even a yellow leaf broke the monotony."
Aud ever at their bead was th*
sturdy figure of the Swedish explorer,
compass In band, still enthusiastic,
guiding them as best be could through
the death shrouded wilderness. At
length tbe camels bad to eat their
straw saddles, and tbe last of the
bread was gone. Horrors followed.
As men and camels dropped out' of
the line they were Immediately enveloped ln the whirling sand shroud and
never seen again.
The end came on May 5. wben Sven
Hedln, crawling oh all fours, dragged
blmself across the dry bed of tbe
Khotan river. "Ail of a sudden a duck
flew Into tbe air and water splashed,'*
be wrote. Two of his followers were
all tbat survived, and it Is doubtful
whether even those two would bave
lived to tell the tale had not Sven
Hedln carried back water for them Id
bis boots.
MARKED THEIR TRAIL
Two Brsvs Woman Who Outwitted a
Bsnd of Indians.
One summer afternoon ln 1776 Jemima Boone and two sisters named
Callaway while boating on the Kentucky allowed their canoe to drift
close to tbe opposite bank. Here, behind a butch, five Shawnee warriors
were In hiding, and, although the spot
was not more than a quarter of a mile
from Boonesborougb, one of the Show-
nees struck boldly out Into the water,
seized the canoe and dragged It to
shore wltb its screaming occupants.
Once in the power of tbe Indians,
however, these youthful daughters of
tbe wilderness betrayed a wonderful
self possession and resourcefulness.
Tbey knew enough of Indian customs
to realize that If their strength failed
them and they should prove unequal
to the long march to the Shawnea
towns on tbe Ohio they would be
slaughtered mercilessly. So tbey stifled sobs and calmly accompanied their
captors without protest or struggle.
At every opportunity, though, tbey
secretly tore little pieces from their
clothing and attached them to bushes
on the trail. Nothing more was needed to Inform Boone and his fellow settlers, wbo had quickly started In pursuit, that they were on the right track,
and on tbe second day of the captivity
they caught up with the Indians. A
volley laid two Shawnees low, the rest
fled, and by tbe close of another day
tbe girls were safe ln the arms nf
their thankful mothers.-H. Addlngton
Bruce tn Smith's Magazine.
Stories of W. S. Gilbert.
Wben Sir Henry Irving und Edwin
Booth were acting together ln London
at doubled prices, tbe story goes tbat
Mr. Herman Vezln, meeting W. S.
Gilbert ln the street, asked him whether he had been to this quite exceptional show. "No." said Mr. Gilbert; *'I
bave sometimes paid balf a guinea to
aee one bad actor, but I will not pay a
guinea to see two."
Mr. Beerbohm Tree was playing the
part of Folstaff at the London Hay-
market, and tbe Indispensable stuffing
mnde blm perspire profusely. Mr. Gilbert wbo was In tbe theater, went lie-
hind the scenes to see tbe actor, wbo
may well have been expected to be
congratulated on the excellence of bis
Impersonation.
"How welt your skin acts!" said Mr,
Gilbert—London Graphic.
THE BELL MEMORIAL
Toronto   Sculptor's Work   Surpassed
All That Was Shown.
The successful design for the Bell
Memorial at Brantford is particularly interesting, not only as being the
the work of a Toronto artist, but also
on account of its radical departure
from the conventional type ot such
monuments. As has already been
I announced, Mr. Walter S. Allward, of
j Toronto, bore away the palm from
such men as Hill, Hebert, and Hamilton McCarthy, of Montreal, Partridge, ol New York, and Pausch, of
Buffalo. But the accounts so far
published give but scanty information as to the nature and meaning
of the design, whose superiority waa
so marked as to lead Partridge, one
of the contestants, to state that it
was the only one for the purpose, and
that there was hardly any use of his
leaving his model at all.
The design consists of a central
panel carved in low relief and two
figures heroic in size, which stand
at the extreme ends of the monument, thus suggesting wide distances.
And this in fact is the key-note of
the whole design, this suggestion of
great intervals across which man
sends his voice. One of the large
figures is speaking and the other
listens, and this with the intimation
of distance gives the strikingly simple and dignified motive of the design. It is carried out with a little
fuller detail in the carvings on the
panel. There a half-recumbent figure
representing Man sends forth a troop
of various messages across a rounded surface, which again conveys the
idea of great distance. These messages are represented by shadowy
figures depicting the various messages of joy and sorrow and anger
and love. Over the recumbent figure
of Man hovers a cloudlike, dimly
descried form, whose hand touches
his with a suggestion of a wire, and
which'reaches forward in a gesture of
boundless power. This is evidently
the spirit of Electricity which enables
Man to send forth his messages over
the rounded earth.
Mr. Allward, the author of this excellent design, is still a young man,
being only thirty-three years of age,
but he has already done some very
fine work, among which might be
mentioned the Slmcoe and Mowat
monuments in Toronto, and the
Nicholas Flood Davin memorial in
Ottawa. Some of his later achievements are the design fpr the South
African monument, the Macdonald
statue to be erected in Queen's Park,
Toronto, and the Baldyin Lafontaine
monument to be placed before the
House of Parliament, Ottawa. This
last is an especially fine design, and
shows the manner in which his work
has gone on broadening in scope nnd
gaining in simplicity and dignity.
There is every reason to look for big
things from this young Toronto artist,
who, though almost entirely self-
taught, has already such a fine record of accomplishment behind him.
Trouble Over a Veil.
"I have decided to forswear all
kinds and conditions of floating
fluttering veils henceforth and forever more," announced an attractive
young Toronto matron recently.
"Why?" gasped her feminine audience. "They are as fashionable us
ever."
"Not for me," responded the Y.T.
M., "since my experience of the other
day. I was on a Yonge street car,
and there was a strong north wind
which kept blowing the ends of my
veil over my shoulder. Time after
time I put it back, on each occasion
getting a little more exasperated.
When it came over for about the
hundredth time, giving me a stinging
swipe in the eye, I grabbed it angrily
and drawing it down firmly, stuffed
the end under my arm. At this juncture there came a squeal from the
seat behind me, and a vinegary feminine voice said, 'Madam, what are
you trying to do with my veil?'
"I turned hastily to meet the malevolent gaze of a majestic individual
whose hat was perched rakishly on
the extreme limit of her back hair,
while with speechless mortification I
realized that the veil depending from
it was still ciutched in my guilty
hand."
Petar the Great as a Drinker.
There Is preserved In the Bodleian
library, Oxford, an Innkeeper's bill tot
breakfast eaten ln England by Peter
the Great of Russia. Tbe czar and his
twenty companions managed to dispose of balf a sheep, a quarter of lamb,
ten pullets, twelve chlckeus, three
quarts of brandy, six quarts of mulled
wine, seven dozen of eggs, wltb salad
In proportion, Peter was always a
hard drinker. He would drink a pint
of brandy and a bottle of sherry for
his morning draft; after dinner he
managed eight bottles of sack, "and
so to tbe playhouse." But his favorite
drink was hot pepper and brandy.
He Had the Bill.
Tom (In restaurant)—Excuse me, old
man, but would you mind paying my
check? I haven't anything but a forty
dollar bill. Jark-A forty dollar hill!
Why, I never heard of a bill of that
denomination. Tom-Here It Is-a hill
from my tallorl-Chlcago News.
To Fresh Eyes.
Willie, accompanied by bis father,
was visiting a circus and menagerie.
"Oh. papa," the boy exclaimed as they
passed before an elephant "look at
the big cow with Per horns In ber
mouth eating hay with her tall." —
Christian Register.
There Is nothing so utterly hollow as
a kind word that should hays been
eartken, -^eterday .-Evangel
Judge McKeown and Judge Barry.
The recent appointments to the
supreme court bench of New Brunswick represent the orange and the
green. Judge McKeown is prominent among those who walk on the
Twelfth, and Judge Barry is the first
English-speaking Catholic who has
been a supreme court judge, although
the province is one-third Catholic.
New Brunswick hns a divorce court,
and Judge McKeown will preside
over it.
Both the new judges are relatively
young men, Judge Barry being just
over fifty, and his confrere several
years on the sunny side of it. Botli
are amiable men, of rather more than
nverage legal ability, .and the worst
that can be said of Judge McKeown
is that he has been in politics, while
Judge Barry is tree even from that
reproach.
Young Man's Town.
Perhaps the secret of Haileybury's
aggressiveness is the fact that it iB
a young man's town. No town in the
country can boast of so many young
men engaged in active husiness for
themselves as this silver city. The
municipal officers, bank managers,
proprietors of the lorge stores, Government officials, mine owners, officers and directors oi the navigation
companies, and a long list of others
too numerous to mention, are, with
a few exceptions, all young men
whose ages range from 19 to 35 years.
Haileybury has more enterprise and
energy behind it than any other
town of its size in the great Dominion, according to many visitors, and
that it takes precedence over a large
number of towns that boast u greater
population.
Railvav Amalgamation.
An application is being made to the
Dominion Railway Commissioners for
the amalgamation of the Alberta
Midland Railway with Hie C.N.R.
This line will be built to establish
communications between Calgary and
Edmonton, and between Calgary,
Lethbridge. and Macleod, and will be
approximately 500 miles long.
SOME EHGLISH HERMITS,     i
Wild Man oi the Woods Causes Eifl
citement In Old Land.
The "Wild Man from Borneo" is a
less awe-inspiring individual thani
the wild man irom nearer home. Almost any holiday-maker who has had It
the good er bad fortune to come across i
the wild man of the woods will read- I
ily agree with this.
The latter has given many a holi- i
day-maker a scare.    Down to a few j
years ago, Hadley Woods, a holiday I
resort of many Londoners, boasted a
wild man.    His name was William
Hodsdon, and he appears to have had1
the idea that Hadley Common was
his by right.
Hence he made the woods his home
all the year round. Clothed in little
more than rags, he roved amongst the
trees by day, and at night slept in a
sack, with nothing but the sky for a
roof.
The simple life, however, has its
limits, and finally the complaints of
holiday-makers and others caused the
police to pay the wild man a surprise
visit.
They found him in a terribly neglected condition, covered with dirt,
his nails of extraordinary length, and
his hair and beard like tangled rope.
He was loth to leave the solitude of
the woods in which he had roamed'
so long, and the police had considerable difficulty in effecting his removal.
Some time ago a wild man of the
woods was unearthed in the neighborhood of Carlisle. At one time he
had occupied a good position, and in
those days he answered to the name
of Richard Brewer.
But, for some reason or other, he
took to the woods, after which nothing
would induce him to return to his old
way of living.
Later on it was deemed desirable
to inquire into his condition of mind,
and a magisterial order was obtained
for this purpose. By this time his
mode of life had given him quite a
weird appearance. His diet on some
'occasions consisted of raw meat and
fish, which he had been seen devouring. To "roosting" in trees and
sleeping in sand-holes habit had made
him quite accustomed.
"Old Lady's" New Governor.
The monetary world has now a new
monarch in the person of Mr. R. E.
Johnston, who has been appointed
governor of the Bank of England. To
describe Mr. Johnston's position as
regal may be high-sounding, but it is
not inapt, for the money market is a
kingdom over which the governor of
the Bank of England consist of ahout
twenty-five wealthy city men, who
have generally invested heavily in
bank stock, the (500 shares of which
have nearly trebled in value. These
gentlemen, constituting the board of
directors, meet every Thursday in the
court-room to consider whether any
change is necessary in the bank rate,
and to transact business of moment.
Their employes in the hank and its
branches number some 1,200 men, and
about 100 women. Their annual payroll amounts to over $1,000,000. The
head cashier, curious enough, receives
more than the governor—a little matter of $17,500 a year. The bank is a
generous employer, the pensions
awarded to its old clerks (who must
retire at the age of 65) amounting to
no less than two-thirds of their incomes. The governor's responsibility
to the nation is perhaps us great as
that of any man under the King, for
there are at least forty millions of
fold stored in the vaults of his estab
ishment. Happily the Old Lady ol
Threadneedle Street has a military
guard of her own, consisting of thirty-
two soldiers, to say nothing oi a
drummer-hoy, who has never been
known (officially) to sound bis drum.
Dorking, Where Meredith Lived.
The neighborhood of Dorking has
many literary associations independent of its connection with the famous
novelist just dend. It was at Burford
Bridge, near Dorking, that Keats completed Endymion, in Novemher, 1817;
close by, at the Rookery, was born
Father Malthus, the population economist; at West Humble, Frances Hartley, utter her mnrringo with Gen.
d'Arblay, built Camilla cottage with
profits ol her novel of that name, an.I
settled down. Sheridan resided at
Polesden, and John Stuart Mill at
Mickleham, while other illustrious
residents in the locality in earlier
times were John Evelyn nnd Daniel
Deloo. To most people, however, the
chief literary association of Dorking
is with Dickens, for was it not at tha
Marquis of Granby—variously identified with the White Hart nnd the Old
King's Head—that Mr. Weller, senior,
made Ihe fatal blunder of proposing to
a "vidder "
OLD CADIZ.
One* Richer Tftan Midori, Its Chlaf
Business Now Is 8alL
Of Cadiz, De Amtds said, "It is best
described by writing the word -whits'
witb a wblte pencil on blue paper."
Under the noonday Bun, seen from
tbe lofty Torre de Vigla, tbe mediaeval watchtower ln the center ot tha
city, Its buildings are dazzling and almost encircled by tbe blue sea. A
long, narrow Isthmus like tbe stem ot
a pipe leads from San Fernando, on the
mainland. Cadiz rests on the bowl of
tbe pipe—yes, a pure white meerschaum witbout coloring, though 3,000
yean* old.
Americans may Justly regard this
now decadent place wltb compassion,
because It grew to greatness by its
commerce wltb the new world-while
Spain ruled the Americas-and then
fell away Into decay on the loss of th*
western possessions.
It was great before Rome waa founded. And as late as 1770 It was wealthier thnn London. Commerce bas ever
been Its life. Today its chief business Is tbe production of salt for export. Tbls bumble staple, evaporated
In countless shallow lagoons In wide
spreading marshes, still keeps Cadis
In touch with the new world, as most
of tbe salt Ib shipped to South America.
The natives pronounce. Cadiz with
"z" silent and "a" very broad-"Ca-dL"
Tbat has' always been Its name, with
slight variations. Its Phoenician and
Tyrlan founders called it tiadlr. a castle of fastness. Tbe Romans called It
Undes. The Arabs bad It Kadls.-De-
trolt News-Tribune.
HER GREETING.
In Spits of tha Old Lady's Cars 8hs
Managed to Blunder.
The daughters of a certain charming
old lady in Washington are frequently
mucb upset by the odd social blunders
of their parent whose fallings ln this
respect are, however, more than offset
by ber kindliness of manner.
Among tbe callers to tbe house of
this family was a Mrs. Farrell, who,
after some years of widowhood, again
married, this time becoming tbe wife
of a Mr. Meggs.
"If you love us, motber," said one
of the girls wben the newly married
lady's card bad been brought lo one
afternoon shortly after the completion
of the honeymoon, "don't make tbe
mistake of calling her Mrs. Farrell."
Tbe mother solemnly promised to
commit no faux pas and as sbe went
downstairs was heard to repeat to
herself, "Meggs—Meggs-Meggs-not
Farrell."
At tbe conclusion of tbe call tbe old
lady was met at tbe bead ot tbe stain
by the daughter, wbo at once observed an ominous expression of despondency on the old lady's face.
"Oh. mother," she exclaimed, "surely
you didn't"—
"No, Clara," replied tbe mother emphatically. "1 didn't 1 was so careful
to call her Mrs. Meggs all tbe time."
"Well, what's the trouble, then'/"
"Ob, dear!" murmured the kindly old
lady, as sbe sank Into a chair. "It
was awful of me, 1 know! Wben 1
greeted ber 1 said; '1 am glad to see
you. Mrs. Meggs. How Is Mr. Far-
rell?"'-Harper's Weekly. |
His Little Joke. !
It wns Just two years after their
wedding.
"George." she ssld romantically aa
sbe gazed at tbe fantastic pictures tbe
red coals formed, "do you remember
our courting days?"
George laughed teaslngly.
"No, my dear. I do not"
Sbe looked up witb a hurt expression.
"George, do you mean to sit there
and say you do not remember our
courting days? Why, I am shocked at
your coldness."
"No, dear; I do not remember our
courting days because only night
watchmen have to do tbelr courting in
the daytime. But I do remember our
courting ulgbta, and they were delightful, pel."
Rut she said he waa too horrid for
anything.-Chicago News.
"Salute the Flagl"
On Victoria Day some four millions
of young Britons learned a useful lesson in patriotism, when they assembled to salute the ilag—the Union
Jack.
This great national movement was
started in 1904 in the British Isles,
but ior some years previously Canadian schools had observed this date
as "Victoria Day." Thia year, scholars in every part of the British Empire joined in the event.
The flags used on Empire Day are
often very interesting in themselves..
Many are bought with money gathered by the scholars, others are presented to the schools by friends, while
still others are sent to towns by their
namesakes in tho colonies, li-j' ter,
England, thus possesses Union Jacks
sent irom the towns of Exeter in New
South Wales, Onturio, and Tasmania.
In return, these places will Hy Ua«»
sent out irom Exeter, England.
What Wat and Wind Did.
II there had been no rain on June
17th, Wo (so at least somu historians
over), all England might have been
an unbroken surface ol Etonian playing fields but nathloss wo should have
lost tho battle of Waterloo on June
lt)t!i Instead of a migiity victory,
our fate would have been that which
generals of a Boftcr age like to term
a "regrettable incident." But lor a
certain gale of the year 1588, the
Armada, having run away, might
have lived to fight another day.
Delaware's Circular Boundary.
The northern boundary line ot Delaware Is circular because tbe charter
given lo I'eiiu states that Pennsylvania
wns to lie "bounded on the east by
the Delaware river from twelve miles
distant north of Newcastle town until
the three and fortieth degree of north
latitude" and that the souihern boundary was to be "a circle drawn at
twelve miles distant from the town of
Newcastle northward and westward
until the fortieth degree of north latitude and then hy a straight line westward." This makes a circular boundary for northern Delaware unavoidable, and Ihe facts above set forth explain a geographical curiosity that has
puzzled many students.
Domestic Economy.
"Norn, was that the coal man I saw
making love to you yesterday even-
Ing?"
"Yes, mnani, but I 'ope, ron'am"-
"Does he love you very much,
Nora V"
'• 'E snys 'e docs, ma'am."
"Devotedly?"
"Yes, uin'nm."
"Well, you tell hlm that unless he
gives us better weight than he hns
been doing we shall get our coal elsewhere."-London Illustrated Bits.
Within Her Means.
A pretty little girl of three yenrs was
In a drug store with her mother. Being attracted by somethln< In the
showcase, she asked wbat II wns The
clerk replied. "Thnt Is a scent bag."
"now cheap!" replied the little girl
Til take twor-Llpplneotra. THE   REPORTER,   NEW   MICHEL,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA.
li
' fly HARRIET LUMMIS  SMITH.
(.Copyrighted, 1909, by Associated Uterary
Press.!
Betty began to think that she had
misjudged'Cornelia. Ever since ilie invitation bad come for Billy llnndulpb's
yachting party on the 11th Cornelia
bad been so full of kindly suggestions,
so magnanimously Indifferent to the
fact thnt she herself was not Invited,
that Betty's teuder conscience was
pricked by many a compunction.
"1 always thought that she took Iier
revenge ou me when I wns invited and
she wasn't" rejected Betty. "It shows
how easy It is to get Busplclous aud
misjudge people. But, oh, dear, 1
never was suspicious till 1 came to live
at Uncle Chester's."
After continued Belf approach and
many excellent resolves it certainly
was distressing to overhear snatches
of a conversation suggesting that Cor
"I SHALT, BEE YOU VERT SOON, TOO KNOW,"
BE BAID.
Delta's kindness was not altogether dis
interested.
With cheeks aflame Betty marched
Into tbe next room, and Cornelia stopped In the middle of a sentence, while
Aunt Emily looked coldly annoyed.
"'Who Is It that Is coming to dinner
Wednesday?" demanded Betty, who
believed tn short cuts and direct methods.
Cornelia did not reply. Aunt Emily
indulged In nn Impressive" pause before sbe answered, "It Is a friend ot
Alan's,"
"I thongbt I heard you Bay Mr.
Burnhom. nnd I wondered If It could
be the Wnlter Burnhnm who was
such a friend of Ernest's tn college.
I'd give anything to meet him."
Aunt Emily nnd Cornelia exchanged
(lances. "Unfortunately you have an
engagement," the older woman reminded her.
"Oh, I'll break It Walter Burnhnm
Waa my brother's dearest friend, and
I'd give up a dozen yachting parties
before I'd miss the chance of seeing
him,"
Cornelia's mamma turned majesties!-
ly to Betty.
"In this world, my dear Betty, we
are not expected to do exactly as we
please. 1 have brought Cornelia up to
believe that nn engngeinent Is a promise and therefore sacred."
"But 1 could explain to Billy Randolph, and he's so good natured"—
"We will not discuss the matter further, Betty. It Is not a question of
Mr. Randolph's good nature, but ot
your own good breeding. I shall expect you to keep your engagement as
Cornelia would do In your place."
Betty looked across at the mirror on
tho other side of the room and surprised n malicious smile on tbe face
of Cornelia. It had all been planned
beforehand. That was what tbe smile
acknowledged.
Betty walked out of the room, afraid
to trust herself to speak. Her old suspicion thnt her cousin feared the comparison of her more mature charms
with those of pink nnd white eighteen
bad become a certainty
Under other circumstances Betty
would hare Inughed over the discovery
with a hnlf pitying, half amused wonder. But this was Walter Buruham,
ber faraway brother's college friend,
about whom she had woven romantic
fancies when her skirts came Just below her knees.
And now he wns to take dinner at
her home, ami sho would be on Billy
Randolph's yacht, listening to Billy's
tiresome stories. Open rebellion against
Aunt Emily wns out of tbe question.
But the extremity of defiance may be
the opportunity of diplomacy.
The corner druggist had a call from
Betty thnt afternoon. "I wnnt Borne-
thing for a cold." she murmured
sweetly ns she leaned toward hlm
■with a pretty air of appealing confidence.
The druggist wns beginning to expatiate on the virtues of n well known
remedy when she checked him. "You
don't understand. 1 don't wnnt to cure
a cold-l wnnt to get one."
Xhe man stared, began to laugh and
ended by looking Interested as ne
caught the faintest glint of a twinkle
In the blue eyes turned uppealiugiy
upon him.
"Ah, I see." he said, with mock gravity. "You want to sneeze and have
your-eyes run, and all that sort of
thing, and be yourself ngaln after a
few hours. Well, I've got some snuff
here that will fix you up In great
shape." He took the bottle from the
shelf. "lt'B an unusual order," be
added.
Betty blushed. "It's an unusual occasion." she confessed.
When Betty made ber appearance in
the dining room on tbe morning of the
11th a handkerchief of heroic proportions temporarily obscured her face.
As she dropped Into her cbalr she
sneezed, and the attention of tbe family was at once focused upon her.
Her pretty blue eyes were bloodshot
and swollen, her small nose n most
unbecoming shade of pink. Apologetically she bowed her head and sneezed
again and yet again.
"Really. Betty," said Aunt Emily,
with more annoyance than sympathy,
"you must have been extremely careless to take such a cold."
"And, moreover, my dear," said Uncle Chester, "you'll find It necessary to
be very careful. I sball insist on your
remaining Indoors today."
Cornelia made a false move. "Betty
has an engagement papa. She is to go
on Billy Randolph's yachting party."
Betty sneezed twice.
"A yachting party!" cried Uncle
Chester.* "Preposterous! I will telephone young Randolph myself and explain that Betty is not fit to leave the
house."
"Kerchool" said Betty, with a grateful glance at ber uncle, while Aunt
Emily put In quickly, "Instead of
yachting, the poor child should go to
bed at once."
"Kercboo!" said Betty ngaln. and,
wltb coffee and rolls dispatched amid-
much sneezing and constant use of her
handkerchief, she straightway sneezed
her way upstairs to her room and
softly bolted the door.
Betty did., not make her appearance
at luncheon. Susan took up a tray to
her room, and when Cornelia knocked
later ln the afternoon tbere was no
answer. Cornelia stole away on tiptoe.
A good sleep was the best thing In the
world for a heavy cold. If Betty did
not wake till morning, all the better.
It lacked only live minutes of the
dinner hour when Betty, an audacious
vision in pink chiffon, floated into the
drawing room. Her blue eyes were ns
clenr as a June sky, and only her
cheeks were flushed, while In her hand
she carried a lace cobweb of a handkerchief. Cornelia and her mother
looked blankly at each otber. But the
young man whom Alan bad Just Introduced stared at Betty.
"I'm sure we've met before," he said.
"Your face Is so familiar." He went
across the room and stood by Betty's
chair. The girl smiled up at him and
then dropped ber eyes.
"Tbe last time you saw me I was In
a silver frame, wasn't I," sbe said,
"wltb long curls banging down my
back?"
Walter Burnhnm's heart leaped.
"You're little Betty Carroll," he cried
Joyously, "Ernest Carroll's sister Betty! Why, I've known you by reputation since you wore pinafores. By
Jove, this Is worth coming for!"
At dinner Betty, of course, was seated at tbe otber end of the tnble from
Burnbam, but be sought ber side the
moment they returned to the drawing
room and remained there till be had
missed two trains. When be said goodby be held ber hand a little longer than
was necessary. '
"I shall see you very Boon, you
know," he suld. "I'm only fifty miles
off, so 1 can run down almost any
time. You didn't know Ernest gave
me the picture In the little silver
frame, did you? I've got It in my room
uow."
Wben Billy Randolph a day or two
later asked Betty to take dinner with
him nt the Country club tbe following
Saturday he was disappointed wben
Bhe shook her bead.
"Thank you, Billy." she answered
blushingly, "but 1 bave a previous engagement" ' .
An Entry For the Darby.
One of the mnst peculiar candidates
for Derby honors which turf history
records was the Cockney Boy, who
mode one of n field of fifteen In the
yenr 1870. He belonged to a W. Rogers and wns described on the curd as
a "chestnut colt by Knlgbt Templar
(son of Knight of Knrsl, dam Irish
Rose (pedigree unknowni." Only one
engagement was ever mnde for tbls
distinguished animal, and that wns the
Derby. He never ran before or afterward, and his ultimate fate Is unknown, but be created a profound sensation by his singulur aspect aa be ambled down to the post, nnd the remarks concerning him nnd his Jockey
were anything hut complimentary. He
hnd about as much chance of winning
ns the nveruge butcher's pony .would
have possessed, though the field that
year was by no means high clnss. His
actual price lu the betting at the start
could not be ascertained, but n cour-
ageieis publican hailing from Barking
accepted £.100 to £1 about him. possibly on the remote chance of, nil the
other competitors dropping dead during the two and a half minutes' struggle. The Cockney Roy was somewhere
nbout Tnttenlinni Corner when the
winner. Lord Fa I mouth's Klngscrnft,
was walking bad; to the weighing Inclosure. It was a melancholy exhlbi-
tlon.-Sport Set.
MRS. MARY L GILMAN.
Bhs Heads a Society ef One Hundred
and Sixty-three Thousand Women.
It Is not a small matter to safely
conduct tbe affairs of a society of 188,.
000 women, scattered over nearly all
the states and territories of tbe Union,
yet tbe honor Is coveted, and much
friendly rivalry results. Mrs. Mary
L. Gllman, national president of the
Woman's Relief corps, was elected on
the first ballot by a flattering majority.
Conservative, yet broad minded, of
fine executive ability and an accomplished parliamentarian, ber administration Is proving to be a notable one,
says Hampton's Magazine.
Tbe Woman's (Relief corps Is the
only authorized auxiliary of tbe Grand
Army of the Republic and the outcome of the above mentioned aid societies of the sixties. After the war
the work of relief became more than
ever Important because of the permanent disability of thousands of soldiers, many of whom had families dependent upon them. After a few
years of desultory effort by unattached societies It was deemed best to
unite lu one strong organization which
should be the auxiliary to that ot
the veterans and prepared to systematically assist them in tbelr philanthropic work. Representatives ot
many small societies met ln Denver ln
the summer of 1883 and organized the
corps, wltb a charter list of forty-five
members.
During its twenty-six years of existence $3,500,000 bas been expended
for relief alone. Families of veterans
hare been provided with food and
clothing, homes and employments
•have been found for soldiers' widows
and orphans, the sick have been cared
for and the dead buried, lu several
states bomes nre maintained wbere
disabled veterans may be accompanied
by their faithful wives and their declining days be spent together ln comfort.
In addition to the work of relief. Immense sums of money are expended In
the observance of Memorial day. and
this society waB the pioneer In the promotion of patriotic teaching ns a part
of the public school curriculum. That
was In 1803. and since tben many
thousands nf flags and patriotic publications have been presented to
schools In every part ot the United
States.
HEALTH AMD BEAUTY.
A scald Is one of the most pninfql
Injuries. One of the best healing remedies is made by beating castor oil
and wblte nf egg together until a
cream la formed.
Talcum was never Intended as a toilet article for whitening tht, face, but
It soothes a burned skin. If. bowever.
talcum is added to face powder tbe
irritation that often follows the application of fnce powder will not be noticed. It makes a powder smooth.
For pimples tnke sarsnparlllu or any
blood tonic for two weeks nnd drink
plenty of water and exercise the body
dally. Hot baths, followed by shower
baths, will assist ln purifying the
blood. One teaspoonful of carbolic
add In one pint of rosewatcr. well
mixed, can be sparingly applied to
pimples and will remove them. For
moth patches mix rum and sulphur
together and apply at night, using care
not to get it into tbe eyes.
To keep tbe complexion looking as
white and clear us one could desire
tbere could be no more helpful ally
tban a black velvet band around tbe
neck. Other effects, too. may be produced by the Judicious use of this adjunct to the toilet A narrow band
around a long neck will make It appear somewhat shorter, and It will
make tbe complexion dazzllngly wblte
In contrast, while a wide black band
will tend to lengthen the neck and will
have the same desirable effect upon tbe
complexion.
A skin whitening preparation that
can be easily mnde at home Is ln the
proportion of two tablespoonfuls of
oatmeal, a half tablespoonful of powdered borax and a balf pint of rose-
water. Let the mixture stand three
days, strain and add a half ounce of
alcohol. Tbe addition,of the alcohol
prevents tbe souring which la the
drawback to so many oatmeal preparations. If preferred. Instead of using
all oatmeal It can he mixed with balf
Its bulk of almond meal. Either of
these washes makes the skin feel soft
and smooth tf rubbed on the hands or
face after washing.
DLD PUP P
j His Friends Tell How He Would
Make a Model Postoffice.
MRS. PINKHAM AND HER IDEA.
Becomes So Excited Over It She Gets
Up at 2 o'clock In the Morning and
Sits  With   Her   Feet   In  the Oven.
. Hands William Letters.
[Copyright, 1009. by fne McClure Newspaper Syndicate.!
Y DEAR WILI.IAM-Yester-
dity morning when I arose,
after having passed o night
In which I dreamed of murderers, robbers and cyclones nnd bnd
three attacks of nightmare, 1 found
myself so dizzy headed that I had to
call In Dr. Cooper. He hns doctored In
tbe family for the Inst thirty years
ami knows all about my constitution.
He had scarcely looked ut my tongue
und felt of my pulse when he said:
"Pop, you are worrying about something. You have something on your
mind. Is It thin postrttliceV"
I had to admit that it was. and then
he looked Jit the whites of my eyes
and said in the most solemn tones:
"Something bus got to be done or
you won't live over n month longer.
You nre pining. You nre fading away.
You are drooping. If you were to go
out In your present condition nnd
elinse a hog hnlf n mile you would
drop dead. I know that you have
written to Mr. Taft, but 1 don't believe you have made your letter half
strong enough. You hnve always been
mermodest about mentioning your
many virtues. 1 am going to take tbis
thing in baud myself."
The doctor left me a prescription
and told me to sit around the house
for the day, and he went forth. What
he did 1 had no knowledge of till
night. Then he came bnck and
brought me the testimonials Inclosed
ln tbis. He had spent all day getting
them, and they are from the most influential people In and nround Jericho,
You may be busy and uot hnve time
te read them at length, and I will
make some extracts to help you out
Believe me, William, these testimonials enme to me entirely unsolicited
on iny part.
Deacon Lysnnder Johnson writes:
"Old Pnp Plukham made the best
postmaster Jericho ever hnd. His horn
esty Is above reproach, and his unction
Is simply Immense. Babies used to cry
to be taken to the postoffice to see
hlm, nnd no one ever had a complaint
to make, ln the language of the poet—
For tame or for riches we care not a
snap.
But tor postmaster here we yell for Old
Pap! .
Elder Higglnbottom, who rings the
bell for Thursday evening prayer
meetings, says: "When Old Tap Pink-
ham was postmaster here 1 used to
mall three or four extra letters a dny
Easy to Classify.
The newly married couple hnd Just
moved Into their new bome. On the
morning after tbelr arrival a baker
called to solicit their trade. He found
the young wife In the kitchen. After
explaining that his wagon delivered
once a day the baker aaked. "And may
we hnve your trade, madam?'
"Yes," she replied timidly. "We will
give you a trial."
"And about how much bread will
you want each day?"
"Well, I. don't know exactly. You
see, there are only two of us." Tben
doubtfully. "Would five loaven a day
be enough, do you think?"-Judge.
The Sifer Way.
Elsie—When nil the hoys sing together It Is Just chnrmlng. Rut why
don't you hnve soloists 1*1 yonr glee
club? Tencher-They prefer to divide
the responsibility.-Princeton Tiger.
Shoe That Hurt.
Women with narrow heels frequently hnve trouble with rendy mnde foot-
wenr. The shoe rides up nt the heel.
nnd a painful blister occurs, which effectively cripples oue for the time being. This is especially true of low
shoes. To prevent It with your next
pair cut a few Inches from n piece of
old velvet or get n bit of velvet ribbon
tn lit between tbe heel nnd tbe shoe.
It can be either tacked Into plnce or
pasted. This renders the heel comfortable without lessening the size of
Ihe shoe, which Is tbe disadvantage of
Ihe felt sole.
"SAT UP IN THE OKAVKTAIID ON THE BET
OF A 1IOLLA1I."
Just to see him smile and figure how
the government was getting ahead of
tbe game. He took such deep Interest
In postal mutters that we could never
get hlm luto a game of checkers. Wbyi
Sir. President, it waa Old Pap's bland-
iiesn that kept the thermometer from
going below 30 degrees here for three
straight winters, and the old people of
Jericho are back nf him like a stone
wall."
Squire Davison Writes,
Squire Davison, who is as great on
funeral orations as be Is on law,
writes: "The Roosevelt administration
must have got our Old Pap mixed up
with some of those fellows who make
pure strawberry Jam out of apple peelings. A better neighbor nobody ever
had, nud, ns for the postoffice during
his Incumbency. It was run with such
dignity and urbanity that I used to be
positively jealous of him. I wns ln
and out three or four times a day, nnd
I never Saw hlm without both suspenders and paper collar on."
Josiah Sniallmnn. wbo hns more
lightning rods on bis barn thnn any
other man In the conntry, writes: "If
Old Pnp Pliiklinm should fade nnd die
hy reason of not being bounced bnck
Into the postotllce again I should certainly hold It up against the administration that kept hlm out. nnd It might
make n big difference wben the votes
come to be counted again. I make no
threats, but I sny Old Pnp must have
a show."
Henry Htnddehacker, who hns had
the Job of painting the Baptist church
once In every twenty years and who
snt up in the graveyard all night on n
bet of a dollar, writes: "I have swapped Jockknlves with Old Pap Flnkhnm
ns mnny ns ten times, nnd 1 know him
to be one of the most conscientious of
men. As a postmaster hu wus a dieuiu.
Even If he had botb bands full and bis
feet all tangled up In barrel hoops be
Would lick on a stamp for a customer.,
We want blm back here. If Senator
Depew was to continue ln his proud
and Influential position— But I have
said enough.   Old Pap or death!"
Mrs. William Henderson writes: "I
am an old womnn and a widow and
have no vote.- but I am well acquainted with three different United States
senators who are looking for trouble.
If Old Pap Plnkham. la not bounced
back Into the postotfice again I will
not guarantee that I can hold back the
Bald senators."
Dr. Cooper himself writes: "Today I
was called In to see Old Pap Plnkham.
He was suffering from giddiness,
brought on by a general nervous condition, nnd the general nervous condition
was brought on by being bounced out
of the Jericho posto'Iice because the
administration got him mixed up with
some other Plnkham. My medical opinion is that he Is nut long for this world
unless this mlxtip Is unmixed nnd be
gets his place back. He will either
dream tbat he Is falling off the Washington monument while nt the capital
to see you, and he will be found dead
tn his bed when Mrs. Plnkham gets up
In the morning to light the Arc. or he
will wither nnd wnste like an October
hollyhock and finally blow nway nnd
be seen no more. I hnve been asked to
Write direct to Senator Tillman and
ask him to take the case up and 'explain' things and have been assured
that Senator Forakcr, even if his term
Is ended, would positively revel In trying to connect this case with the
Brownsville shoot-up, but I nm not n
man looking for a scrap. Give us Old
Pap Plnkham back, and we will sign
ourselves yours affectionately,"
There are the letters, William, and I
trust the rest to you. When me and
Mrs. Plnkham had read the last of 'em
with tears In our eyes she broached
an idea that had been buzzing ln ber
hend all day long, and I am going to
broach It to you hi turn. I was so excited over It last night that I had to
get up at 2 o'clock In the morning nnd
Bit with my feet ln the oven of the
cook stove.
William, why not slgnnilze the beginning of your administration by establishing n model postoffice, one that can
be pointed to with pride nil over America, one that representatives of foreign
nations can come over nnd Inspect and
lenrn how postal matters should be
conducted? And why not establish
thnt model pnstnlfiee right here in
Jericho? Thnt's the Idea that kept
Mrs. Pinkhnm so nbsentmlnded nil dny
thnt she chucked the family Bible ln
with the pnper rags she whb selling to
a tin peddler nnd which gave me cold
feet, as described above.
Looking Into the Case.
You may feel stunned at the first
go-oft. William, ns I was myself, but
let's look Into the case a little. Jericho
Is a growing town. One can hardly
keep track of. the barns and wood
sheds nnd hencoops being built Jericho Ib a soft and euphonious name and
wns taken directly from the Bible Instead of being given by a traveling pill
peddler, It Is handy to Dobbs Ferry.
It is the recognized headquarters in
the state of lightning rod men. We
hare no grand opera nt present, but
there Is scarcely a week in the whole
year that some theatrical troup Is not
here playing "Hazel Klrke" or "Lady
Audley's Secret." We bnve^a livery
stable conducted by an ex-preacher,
and funeral processions always pass
the postoffice going nnd coming and
string out as much as tbey can.
Tbe government won't bave to buy a
site and erect a building. I am running n grocery store yet and there Is
plenty of room ln the rear end of It
for a model postoffice. Over the door
we could have two American flags and
the word "Welcome." I should cover
the floor wltb a new rag carpet that
Mrs. Plnkham bus Just created for our
parlor. It can burdly be told from a
prayer rug and therefore must exert a
moral Influence. Then tbere would be
a looking glass, a comb, a basin nnd a
towel bandy tor all. Mrs. Plnkham
would be dodging lu and out at Intervals with cookies and tea and her
motherly smiles, and every Inducement would be beld out to people to
drop In aud write letters. Mrs. Plnkham would write them for tbem If
nsked to. Perhaps after the postmaster bad brought about a home atmosphere It would be for him to offer a
pound box of candy to the person
writing the most letters lu a yenr,
And behind tbe boxes, William—behind tbe boxes-there would be me
wltb my urbanity and dignity representing the United States of America
and running the machine for all she
was worth and never skipping a cog!
Tho model postoitice of the world and
Old Pap Plnkham at the helm und not
losing a breath or sweating a hair It
some one asked for five stamps all at
once! Lord. William, I must bave
voted for you last November. I simply
must have, aud as for yelling—good
lands, how 1 did whoop 'er up!
OLD PAP PINKHAM, O. T. P.,
Oue Time Postmaster.
Per M. Quad.
CRUSHEDJUHE ICE.
Thrilling Experience on Board a
Sealing Vessel.
HOW THE SHIP WENT DOWN.
Misapplied Energy.
"Why don't you stop loafing around
and do some wofk?"
"Why, my dear, 1 am working hard
trying tn think of something to dol"-
St Louis Post-Dispatch,
Smashed In Amidships and Powerless
to Escape, She Waa Swallowed In the
Icy Deep—The Wild Rush of the.
Crew to Escape on the Floe.
Constant peril menaces the hardy
crews that fearlessly sail Into tbe icy
northern seas and risk their lives lathe dangerous work of bunting the
seal. In Harper's Magazine George
Harding, the author, writes dramatically of tbe sinking of the ship on
which he sailed with the Newfoundland sealing fleet His experience was
uniquely perilous. The ship wax-
crushed like an egg In tbe lee.
"On the bridge were tbe captain and*
watch anxiously awaiting the chance-
to head the ship out of tbe moving;
Ice Into the stationary pack of which
the big sheet was part The bowline
Iny on the barricade, ready for heaving when tbe crew should be ordered
on the floe to haul the ship's bead
around. Aloft, the spymnn searched
the gloom for signs of a bull tn the-
i confused and tremendous wnste.
"Then there chine a terrific crush.
The vessel, caught ln the trench between the raftering aheets, was powerless to escape. The smash of breaking timbers rose above the gale aa »
great corner of Ice crashed the vessel's side amidships. The captain and
watch mshed to the engine room. It
was filled wltb steam, the Inflowing
water hnvlng already' reached the fires.
A glance showed that nothing could
stop the Inrush of water. The firemen-
were retreating. The first of them,
like n creature from another world,
coal begrimed, undershirt clad, reached
tbe Ice sheathed deck, spreading panic
ln his path. Above the hailing of
questions and shouts that no man
could understand came the voice of
the skipper; he knew the situation as
do other man.
"'Men,' he shouted, the Bhlp 'II got
Pack your clothes—save tbe grub!'
"Then It was confusion everywhere.
The crew poured up the hatchway,
banting clothes boxes and lings, crowding over the side, colliding In raidnlr
irs they halt tumbled and balf slid
dowu the ropes, then back for food.
Laboriously the heavy pork barrel**
were hauled by band from tbe after
bold, where men bravely toiled. Others fought their wav aloft where the
sails were stowed. The canvas cut
loose, bellying nut In tbe force of the
gnle. wns dropped to tbe deck. Punts
were slipped from the davits. Some,
bitting tbe ire with a crash, wettr
stowed In. Throughout It all the captain shouted:
" 'Haul tbem punts and grub fartbei
off!   Further yetl   Fartberr
"The water, rapidly rising, drove tbe
men from the lower hold. They retreated to the deck. Then the luflow.
level with the ocean, ceased. The I'**-
for tbe time held tbe ship In Its grip.
Second by second passed, bringing Im
change. In thut brief Interval eni'lr
man suddenly thought to save the
tblng h- most desired. A wild rnnh
was made to wheelhouse. to cabin, to
the ahlp'a storernom-every man tor
blmself-a scuffle to get tbe thing most
coveted and escape to the Ice. Wltb
one It wna a rifle from tbe ship's armory to replace tbe antiquated muaale
louder nt bome; wltb anotber, the
ship's compass or tbe barometer; with
the after galley cook It was tbe cabin
dishes. In tbe cabin a crowd surged*
to the medicine chest, scrambling for
liniments and ptlla, smashing anything
that wns an obstacle In tbelr way.
Sucb vtaa the scene when tbe cry ariisc-
on deck, repeated by fifty men dpd
echoing throughout the vessel, • "tiff
time to take to the leer Then n gMat
rush to be clear of tbe doomed ship as
the mass of men, some empty hnnd<*d,
othetn laden, defending tbelr spoil from
tbe unsuccessful, plunged on to the
Ice.
•The ship wns sinking fnsL It was
but u short leap for the last man from
ber deck to the loosening Ice. Thp
men stood on she floe, looking tbe snip
over from the bow, lifted high, to the
stern, now below water.
"'A pity to lose the vessel.' they
said. 'Wonderful hard to lose tbe trip
o' fnf
"Then came the final plunge. The
mainmast, reaching over tbe floe, broke
as the weight of the vessel pulled It
under. Tbe great anchors sliding front
toil bow udded to the tumult, as everything not frozen solid to tbe deck
cikslied Into tbe house und galley. For
a second a flash of flame shot from the
overturned stoves; then nettling save
a few seal pelts and broken oars lay
on the surface of the troubled bole ll>
the Hoe where the Grand Lake had disappeared."
Parisian Amiability.
The luotlior-lniiiw question Is as
acute in Paris as In London, but there
are Indies who do not seem to be always nt higgerheudH wltb their daughters' miHliaiidH: According tli a witness In court, some sons-in-law are extremely tolerant fellows. A lady was
giving evidence ns to the disposition
of her daughter's husband, and ns ev|.
donee of his kindly nature she explain,
ed to the Judge: "Oh, M. le President,
the young mun Is ot tbe complctest
Binliihllltyl Believe me. he hns been
married lo my daughter eighteen
months, and he bas not once threatened to strike mel"-Loodon Standard.
The henna nf the people are tha only
legitimate foundation ot emplre.-CM.
Dene Proverb. THE   REPORTER,   NEW   MICHEL,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA.
Human Life
Increased
By Fourteen Years
Longer Life due to better understand*
ing of Nature's Laws and use of
such medicines as DR. CHASE'S
KIDNEY-LIVER   PILLS.
During the last century the average
life of man has increased by about
four years. Insurance, statistics prove
this.
What is the reason?
People are learning to take better
care of their health and to follow the
laws of sanitation and hygiene.
The firBt law of health and the most
important calls for "Daily movement
of the bowels."
Dr. Chase's Kidney-Liver Pills have
helped to prolong the life of many
because they have enabled them to
follow this first law of health.
A torpid, sluggish condition of the
liver and kidneys is certain to bring
constipation of the bowels, clogging
of the digestive snd excretory systems, poisoning of the blood and give
rise to the most dreadfully painful
and fatal of diseases.
Dr. Chase's Kidney-Liver Pills purify the blood and cleanse the system as
no other treatment can because of
their unique and combined action on
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Mrs. R. Morrow, Bracebridge, Ont.,
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has been obtained from Dr. Chase's
Kidney-Liver Pills. They not only relieved that trouble, but have entirely
cured the headaches from which I
UBed to suffer, and have improved my
health in a general way."
Dr. Chase's Kidney-Liver Pills. One
pill a dose, 25 cts. a box, at all dealers
or Edmanson, Bates & Co., Toronto,
Better Yet .
"Humph!" said the lady with the
extra supply of artificial puffs. "Just
listen to this crazy stuff in the woman's department of this magazine:
'To retain your husband's interest in
you remember the little traits and
ways and mannerisms that won his
affections. Be coy, be vivacious.
Flirt with him I' "
"Well," responds the lady with the
shiny nose. "That seems to me to be
good advice."
"Humph 1 To retain your husband's
interest in you, flirt with somebody
else's husband, my dear!"—Life.
Matrimonial Indigestion
Giles—Pecken  has  a  bad  case of
matrimonial dyspepsia.
Miles—How's that?
Giles—His wife doesn't agree with
him.
uiktb or ohio cirr or Toledo. I
Lucas covimr.        f M-
F-uhi 3. Ciisit makes oath that he la senior
Sartner of the arm ol F. J. Chenl, a Co., doln*
uslness la the city ot Toledo. County and stats
•torcsuiJ, aod that said Ann will pay the sum of
ONE HUXDRED DOLLARS tor each and every
casa ot Catabsm that cannot bo cured by the use of
Kill's catakkh curs.
FRANK J. CHENEY.
Sworn to before me and subscribed In my presence,
this 6tli day of December, A. *J„ ]B80.
a. w. qleason,
Notary public.
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■j seal [
. "So you danced with my fiancee last
night at the ball?" "Yes Did she tell
you?" "Oh no! *i noticed that she
was limping to-day.—Philadelphia Enquirer.
Regarded as one of the most potent
compounds ever introduced with
which to comhat nil summer complaints and inflammation of the
bowels, Dr. J. D. Kellogg's Dysentery
Cordiai lias won for itself a reputation
thnt no other cordial for the purpose
can aspire to. For young or old suffering from these complaints it is the
best medicine that can be procured.
■ Of lnte there has been an extraordinary development of service in fine,
new modern fast shins between So^th
America and norts in England, Ger.
many and Italy.
Minard's Liniment Cures Colds, etc.
A woman has such an imagination
that before the seamstress who sews
for her hy the day has got on the
trolley car in front of the house she
can speak of her as her tailor.
It is an undisputed fact thnt one
packet of Wilson's Fly Pads has actually killed a bushel of house flics
Fortunately no such quantity can ever
he found in n well kept house, but
whether they he few or many Wilson's
Fly Pads will kill them all.
Read Her Way
While Aunty arranged the pantry
shelves, her little niece handled the
spiceboxes and called ench spice by
name. Presently she Baid, "Auntie, I
can rend."
"Can you dear," answered Auntie.
"Yes, Auntie," came the reply, "but
I don't read like you do. I read by
the smell."
-"DODDV',,
Ikidney^
;k.  ghts Dj^v,,7ry
W. N. U., No. 748
IN HIGH ALTITUDES.
The Most Common Ways In Which tht
Heart Is Affected.
Dr. I. N. Hall, writing In the American Journal of the Medical Sciences,
says that tbe dangers to the heart In
high altitudes sre the same as ln other
places, but are greatly exaggerated in
some directions. The troubles most
common arid serious, be says, relate to
Inflammation of the heart muscle,
hardening of tbe arteries and dilation
of tbe benrt
Tbe principle applied Is this: The
heart and lungs have an Increase of
functional work with each added degree of elevation and tht; consequent
decrease tn atmospheric pressure. To
meet tbe Increased demand on the circulation the heart must enlarge If tbe
usual amount of exercise is token. It
is not unusual for acute dilation of the
heart to occur after slight effort on
tbe part of those whose arteries bave
begun to harden and who long bave
been accustomed to atmospheric pressure at the sea level. The trouble with
those who suffer in high altitude, the
writer declares, Is that they try to do
too much at first when they feel Invigorated by the bracing atmosphere.
Dr. Bali adds that even an ascent In
a railway train may be fatal to those
who have but a narrow margin of
heart strength, or tbe slightest exertion at such a time may produce an-
gina pectoris. The average case of
well compensated valvular disease will
do as well at a high altitude as anywhere else tf the patient observes
proper precautions. In such a climate
he Is less susceptible to acute rheumatism.
A LUCKY SHOT.
Exciting Incident of a Lion Hunt In
East Africa.
In the Wide World Magazine there
is an exciting account of a Hon bunt
in British East Africa. Tbe party con-
slsted of Walter Cooper, Captain II.
ond bis sister. The young iady captured four lions, while the men slew
five between tbem. The tenth Hon was
killed tbrough Its desire to capture a
native carrier who, realizing tbnt
things were becoming too warm for
blm, had bolted. Tbe following Is tbe
account of tbe misfortune which befell
the lion through his attempt to stay
the haste of the native:
The lioness, attracted by the sight
of the fleeing man, swerved off suddenly and made after the fugitive.
The man bad not more tban twenty
yards start, and the great brute rap-
Idly overlook him. Miss H. fired again,
and we men both fired as well, but we
were not near enough to make a good
running shot The wretched man,
with a courage born of desperation.
turned at tbe last moment and bit at
tbe lioness wltb but rifle. Tbe blow
fell a bit short, and tbe enraged brute,
snapping at what came nearest, caught
tbe weapon In her mouth at the muzzle. The pace at whlcb she was traveling was so great tbat Hassan wns
hurled backward, arid In falling his
finger caught tbe triggers, letting off
both barrels. By the most extraordinary piece of luck tbe rifle was pointing straight down the beast's throat
nt tbe moment and down sbe went
with ber head nearly shot away, right
ou top of blm.
WEAK, TIRED GIRLS
Will Find Health and Strength Through
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills.
There is a time in the life of every
girl when the strain upon ner blood
becomes too great; when she grows
weak; has headaches and backaches;
when dizziness seizes her and she becomes extremely miserable. That is
the time of life she needs a tonic—a
medicine that will not fail to enrich
her Mood and give her strength to
withstand the changes through which
she is passing. Such a tonic is Dr.
Williams' Pink Pills for Pale People.
They have raised thousands of growing girls out of the depths of misery
and despair to a full enjoyment of
rood health and strength. Among
those who have found good health
through these Pills is Miss Suddard
of Haldimand. Que., concerning whose
case her mother writes as follows:—
"Dr. Williams' Pink Pills have been
a great benefit to my daughter who
wss weak and miserable. She was
pale, easily tired and was bothered
with indigestion. The use of the Pills
has brought back her health, and made
her strong and active. I am very
crateful for what this wonderful medicine has 'lone for her."
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills are the
"reateit blood huilder known to medical science. That is why they cure
nnaemia. rheumatism, heart palpitation, indittestion, neuralgia, etc. That
is why they are of such value to women and eirls during the changes
•hrough which thev pass from girl-
'iood to maturity. The Pills are sold
by all medicine dealers or direct by
mail et, 50 cent.s s box or Bix boxes
'or $8 SO from The Dr. Williams' Medicine Co., Brockville, Ont.
The Reason
Mrs. Dearhorn—You say that is Mrs.
Bnrke-Mnrtin?
Mrs. Wabash—Yes, Burke was her
name, and Martin was her hnusband's
name.
Mrs. Dearborn—But why does she
use the hvphen between the names?
Mrs. Wabash—To show that she's
separated from her husband.
Mlnard's Liniment Co.. Limited.
Dear Sirs,—This fall I got thrown
on a fence and hurt rev chest very
bad, so I could nnt work end it hurt
me to breathe. T tried all kinds of
Liniments and they did me no,good.
One bottle of MI^AHD'S LINIMENT, warmed on flannels and applied on my breast, cured- me completely.
C. H. COSSABOOM.
Uossway, Digby Co., N.S.
Surely Suffered
Maud—She is a woman who has suf.
fered a good deal for her belief.
Ethel—Dear me! What is her belief?
Maud—She believes that she can
wear a No. 3 shoe on a No. 6 foot.
If every housekeeDor would use Wilson's Fly Pads freely during the Summer months the house fly peril would
soon be a thing of the past.
Notorious Women Gamblers.
One of the most notorious female
gamblers of the etghteentb century
waa Miss Pelhara, the daughter of the
English prime minister. Sbe not only
ruined herself at cards, but would
bave beggared her sister Mary as well
had not tbelr friends Intervened and
insisted on tbe sisters separating. Horace Walpoie gives a pitiful account ot
"poor Miss Pelhnm Bitting up all night
at the club without a woman, losing
hundreds a night and her temper, beating ber bend and making a scene before tbe young men and tbe waiters."
Anotber writer says that tbe unhappy
woman often played cards with' tbe
tears streaming down her cheeks.
Lady Mary Compton, an old maiden
iady, a contemporary ot Miss Pelbaui
and, like her, addicted to gambling,
bad tbe same propensity to tears.
Wben sbe lost, we are told, she wept
bltterly-"not for tbe loss itself," she
was careful to explain, "but for tbe
unkindness of tbe cards."
Enquiring trobner, new to the ways
of the Territorial Army—"Now, whnt
I becomes o' these 'orses when we break
up camp?" Horse Contractor—"Why,
hiess yer, they've got to go and 'oss
four or five camps after this!" Trooper
—"Then I suppose in time of war
'bout six of us would 'ave to ride one
'orse?"—Punch.
A Bank of Brides.
Simla, the summer capital of the Indian empire, la a pretty ptue treed
place well up In the foothills of tbe
Himalayas. A feature of Simla life Is
the annual fair beld by the native bills
people, an attractive Item of which is
a "bank of brides" ln an amphitheater,
where sit numbers of young women
who thus calmly announce that they
are candidates for hymeneal honors.
Some of these aspirants to matrimony
so patiently awaiting a choosing are
quite pretty and have Intelligent faces,
but those of Mongol caste must needs
linger long for a partner If personal
beauty enters into the xjuntlon.
Lovs In a Flat
"May 1 kiss your
Tbe girl hastily consulted a document
"You mny," sbe said.
"Wby did you consult that paper?"
"To see If tbere,Is anything in our
lease prohibiting It"—Louisville Courier-Journal.
Nice Discrimination.
"Stop!" cried an author to a maidservant. "Wbat papers are you burning tberer
"It's all right, sir," was the reply.
"Tbese are only the old sheets covered
witb writing. 1 'aren't touched tbe
clean ones!"
Although vanity Is supposed to be a
feminine trait one doesn't bave to
scratch very dorp to find It In a mao.-
Chlcago News. !j
Minard's Liniment Cures Garget in
Cows.
Friend—What was the title of your
poem?
Poet^"Oh give me Back My
Dreams."
Friend—And what did the editor
write to you?
Poet — "Take 'cm I" — Cleveland
Leader.
A Household Medicine.—They that
are acquainted with the sterling pron-
erties of Dr. Thomas' Eclectric Oil in
the treatment of many ailments would
not he without it in the house. It is
trulv a household medicine and as it-
is effective in dealing with mnny ordinary comnlnints it is cheaper than a
doctor. So, keep it at hand, as the
call for it may come most unexpectedly.
GIFT OF LANGUAGE.
Advantages of the Man Who Is Able
to Talk Well.
Tbere Is no otber one tblng which
enables us to make so good an impression, especially upon those wbo do
not know us thoroughly, as the ability
lo converse well. A man wbo can talk
well, wbo bas the art of putting things
in nn attractive way, who can interest
others immediately by bis power of
speech, has a very great advnntnge
over one who may know more tban be,
but wbo cannot express himself witb
ease or eloquence.
You rimy be a good singer, a fine
artist, you mny have a great mnny accomplishments which people occasion-
ally see or enjoy, you may have u very
beautiful home and a lot of property
which comparatively few people ever
know about, but 11 you are a good con-
verser every one you meet recognizes'
and appreciates your art Everybody
you converse with feels the Influence
of your skill and charm.
In other words, there is no accomplishment no attainment whlcb you
can use so constantly and effectively
wblch will give so much pleasure to
your friends - as fine conversation.
There is no doubt that tbe gift of language waa intended to be a much
greater accomplishment tban tbe majority of ns have ever made of it-
Orison Swett Marden ln Success Magazine.
PAPER AND CANVAS.
An Anecdote of Turner, the Great
Landscape Painter.
In a book entitled "Stories of tbe
English Artists" It. Davles und C.
Hunt tell an Interesting anecdote of
Turner, tbe great landscape painter.
He disliked to part wltb his pictures
and when be sold one invariably wore
a look of dejection and oppression. If
a friend usked blm wbat was the matter he would sorrowfully explain, "I've
lost one of my children this week."
Once a rich Birmingham manufacturer. Clliott by name, Introduced
himself to tbe painter and stated that
he bad come to buy.
"Don't want to sell" or some such
laconic rebuff was the answer.
The manufacturer then drew from
his pocket a bundle of banknotes, about
£5.000 worth.
"Mere paper," observed Turner, with
grim humor, a little softened, however, and evidently enjoying the joke.
"To be bartered for mere canvas,"
replied tbe persistent Glllott, waving
his hand at the "Building of Carthage" and Its companions.
Tbls tone of cool depreciation seemed to have a happy effect, and finally
Glllott deported with some £5,000
worth of Turner's pictures.
A Strenuous Wooer.
"The Reminiscences of Bismarck"
contains an account of his courtship.
He was a young Prussian officer when
he flrst met Johanna von Puttkamer,
but be made application at once to ber
fatber for permission to pay his addresses. Aghast at Bismarck's proposal, the old gentleman did not absolutely decline It Instead he wrote giving permission to pay a sort of "visit
of Inspection" at the Puttkamer home.
Bismarck hastened to Relnfeld. The
whole Puttkamer family was lined up
to greet blm. Tbe fatber and mother
glared at him solemnly, and Johanna
herself stood between tbem, her eyes
cast modestly downward. With tbe
swift, whirlwind decision thnt scored
Bismarck Ills later political triumphs
be carried the situation by storm.
Galloping up the driveway, he leaped
from bis borse, ran forward and flung
Ills arms around Johanna, taking uo
heed of her scandalized parents and
catching ber to his breast and covering ber blushing face with kisses.
After that there could be no talk nf
"probation" or "waiting." The betrothal was necessarily an accepted fact
Husband—"It is a great thing—Hint
accident insurance. I hnve taken out
a policv so Hint if, for instance. 1
merely break inv arm, I receive £.Wfl."
Wife—"Wouldn't thnt be nice! Then
I could take a trip to the Riviera."
Minard's Liniment Cures Distemper.
The children were having an object
lesson on the heron. The mnslet
cnlled attention to its short tail, Bay.
ing: "The bird has no tail to speak
nf." The next day he asked the children to write nn essay on the bird,
and one little girl concluded her essay
hv saying, "The heron bas a tail, but
it must not he talked of."
Satisfied Each Side-
Nearer seven feet tall than six wns
j tbe father of tbe present earl of Ennls-
L'illen. He wns a magistrate and a
mighty fox hunter. He used to come
to the "justice room" ready dressed
for hunting quite early ln tbe morning,
In order to hear enses before he started off to tbe meet. Ills practice was
to hear the plaintiff aud tben horsewhip the defendant, abusing hlm for
behaving In sucb a blackguardly manner. Tben be heard tbe defendant and
afterward horsewhipped tbe plaintiff.
It Is snid that both parties left tbe
court perfectly satisfied, each saying
that the other bad been horsewhipped
by his honor.-I.oudon Graphic.
A Medical Need Supplied.—When a
medicine is found that not only acts
upon the stomach, but is so composed
that certain ingredients of it pass unaltered through the stomach to find
action in the bowels, then there is
available a purgative and a denser of
great effect'veness. Parmelee's Vegetable Pills are of this character and
are the best of all pills. Durim* the
years that they have been in use tbey
hnve established themselves as no
other pill has done.
Hew He Knew.
"My wife took me to the orchestra
concert last night and I think tbey
played Wagner."
"What makes you think so?"
"Why, a big buncb of plaster fell
from the celling Into the middle aisle
during tbe concert, and a mnn wbo
wns sleeping near me woke up and said
'Waguerr "—Cleveland Plain Denier.
He Knew
"Can nny little hoy," asked the new
teacher, "tell me the difference between a lake and an ocean?" "I can,"
replied Edward, whose wisdom hnd
heen learned from experience. "Lakes
nre much plcasanter to swallow when
you fall in."
Wilson's Fly Pnds are "old by all
Druggists, Grocers and General StoreB.
Got It Free.
A good old preacher wbo bad decided to leave an unremuneratlve charge,
finding It Impossible to collect Ills salary, said In his farewell sermon: "I
hnve little more to add, dear brethren,
save thls-vou were all lu favor of free
miration, and the manner In which
you hnve treated me proves that you
bave got It!"
Would 8eem Not.
"In these stories of the middle ages
we always read about the hero's good
right srm."
"Well?"
"Was there never a southpaw
knlghtr-Phlladelphla Bulletin.
CENTRIFUGAL FORCE.
8ome of the Wonderful Properties «*
Rapidly Revolving Bodies.
It Is probably well kuown to ou
readers that by means of revolving
soft copper disks, the edges of which
are served wltb diamond dust by beat
lug II lu, diamonds can be sawed up
By means of sharp, rapidly revolving
Iron disks It Ib possible to cut through
heavy steel armor plates of four to
eight Inches in thickness. These phenomena belong to a very Interesting
department In physics, the physics of
revolving bodies, that doubtless still
has a great deal tbat is remarkable to
offer. T-he"rotatlon of a wheel results
lu tbe phenomenon that keeps Hie
wheel mini or bicyclist without exertion free on his seat—1. e.. the so
culled free axis. We can also observe
It easily In a top, which, its equilibrium disturbed, as long as the rotation
Is rapid enough nlwuys resumes a certain position in regard lo Its axis without requiring pivot bearings. Until Hon
also exercises a tension producing ef-
feet on the substance of a revolving
body, and It la this.tension thnt imparts to the soft saws referred to their
notable efficiency. If, for Instance, n
disk of thin cardboard Is caused by a
suitable transmission to rotate very
rapidly on the luthe tbe rotatory tension causes tbe card- to behave like
sheet metal.
As the Natuwlssenschaftllche Wocli
enschrlft states,* the cardboard can
In such case no longer be bent and It
struck witb a bammer gives off a
sound ns though we were striking
bronze. This Is, however, only the beginning. If we place on tbe shaft of
an electromotor a disk of good paper,
cut Into an exact circle about eight
Inches In diameter, tbls paper disk enn
be made at the highest rotating speed
of tbe motor to saw through cigar box
wood. At tbe cutting surface It acquires a fine brown polish. The publication ln question shows other Interesting experiments. We can, for Instance, fit on tbe sbaft of the rotatory
apparatus a drum, about which may he
passed an annular closed little chain In
sucb a manner that at the highest rotatory speed of whlcb tbe motor Is
capable It can lie slipped off the drum.
The cbuln will tben behave like a
solid ring, roll across tbe table and
when It strikes the ground bounce up
like a hoop. The active principle on
whlcb all tbese tension phenomena are
based Is centrifugal force.
BASEBALL STRATEGY.
A Bit ef Quick Thinking snd Good
Play on the Diamond.
The quickest thinking 1 ever saw on
a baseball field was done by Tummy
McCarthy, the Boston outfielder of
years ago. Tom Browne, one of the
speediest runners that ever played
baseball, was on second base, and New
York needed one i ju to tie tbe score.
Jack Doyle, then a great batter, was
nt bat aud It seemed certain that a
base hit by Doyle would tie the score
and perhaps win tbe game, as tbere
was but one out and Browne was sn
speedy he could score from second
base on utmost any kind of a safe hit.
McCarthy crept closer to the infield on
left, realizing that although be could
throw witb wonderful rapidity and accuracy, tbe chances were all against
throwing Browne nut ut the plate unless he wns close and the ball came tn
him quickly. Doyle drove a bard line
bit straight to the left Held. Browne
went scudding toward third base.
Doyle raced for first and McCarthy
plunged forward ut top speed. The
fielder reached the bull on Its Urst
bound, grubbed It and without stopping or looking threw wltb terrific
force uud perfect aim across the diamond Into tbe flrst baseman's hands.
Browne bnd stopped at third base.
Doyle, wbo bad turued Urst wltb tbe
Intention of sprinting to second, was
caught standing still ten feet from
first The next bntter went out on a
Uy, and Boston won the game.
After the gnme I usked McCarthy
concerning the play. "Well." be ex-
plained, "Browne Is a quick thinker.
He saw just how hnrd tbat bull was
hit and knew be would be thrown
out at the plate unless I rumbled.
Hoyle doesn't think very fast, and,
knowing that he would turn first uud
stop lo see If I was throwing home, I
threw across to first and caught blm."
He figured that out while the ball
was screaming through the air toward
htm, probably reaching Ills conclusions
and making the decision In rour-flfths
of a secuiid.-Ilui.-ti 8. I'ullertou lu
American Magazine.
"Handle With Care."
In her assumed character or motber
little Miss Dorothy, "going on five,"
spanked her new doll so vigorously
thai Hie eyes dropped out. This accident seemed to make quite nn Impression on Hie young lady, and wbeu It
came ber turn to lie reproved In tho
good old fashioned way a few days
later she glanced up from her mother's
knee as the exercises were nbout to
begin and plaintively observed:
"Better not spunk loo Intnl. mamma.
Member what happened to the doll!"—
Philadelphia Ledger,
A Familiar Trait.
"After an absence ot iwenty years
9 Chicago mail walked hi on his wire
Hie oilier day. She didn't recognise
hlm He snt down and kicked becnuso
dinner wns lnte."
"Then  sbe  recognized  hlm,  cb?"
The right word Is always a power
nnd eommunlcates Its deflnlteness to
pur actloa-Ellot
Daylight Only.
Mrs. Pnker-Mrs. Smith Is wenrlng
light mourning. Bobbie- Whnt Is light
mourning, mn? Mrs linker-It's the
kind Hurt permits ynu to go to matinees, lint not to evening i„t,.-nuances
• Llpplucutt's.
SHE COULD NOT
HOLM TEACUP
BUT DODD'S KIDNEY PILLS CUR-
ED MRS. JAMES H. WHITE.
They took sway her backache, cured
her urinary trouble and made her
a well woman.
Prevelle, Gnsoe Co., Que. (Special).
—After suffering for four years from
ills, which many a woman knows,
and being treated by a doctor, who
'ailed to give her relief. Mrs. James
H. White, a farmer's wife livim? near
here, is acmin a well woman. Dodd's
Kidney Pills cured her.
"My trouble started from a strain,"
Mrs. White states. "I had a pain a)-
wavs across my bnck and a steady
pain in the back of my neck, and I
bad urinary trouble,that caused me a
grent deal of annoyance.
"For fou** year* I suffered In fMq
wny and the doctor I consulted did
not do me any lasting good. In the
morning I was dizzy and I finally got
so "nervous I could not hold a cup.
"Then I started to use Dodd's Kidney PillB, nnd I not relief right from
l'*e start. Three boxes cured me com.
pletely.  To-day I am a well womin."
Mrs. White's troubles wore Kidney
troubles. So nre the troubles of nine
out of ten of the suffering women of
Cnnoda to-day. That is why Dodd's
Kidney Pills always cure them.
The Advaflce Notice
A volume mieht be collected of innocent bnt, barbarous perversions of
the Enttlish lnngunee. The latest
comes from the projectors of a new
Siamese newsmiper, who have distributed the folWim? notice:
The news of Enclish we tell the latest. Writ in perfocMv stvle nnd most
earliest. Do a murder git commit, we
henr o' it nnd tell it. Do n mighty
chief die, we publish it. and in borders of «omber. Staff hes eseh one'
been eolleire. nnd write like Kinling
end the Dickens. We circle every
town and eTtortion**te not fnr ridve--.
tisemettfl. Buy it. Buy it. Tell each
of yon its gr«at,n»ss for good. Ready
on Friday.   Number one.
Practically all Canadian druggists
grocers and general dealers sell Wilson's Fly Pads. If your storekeeper
does not, ask him why.
One day a pit manager met a cer.
tain collier as he was swaying homewards, taking the till breadth of the
road, "Well, Tam," said the manager,
"I see you're drunk again." "Ay, sir
—once again," replied Tam, as he
tried to balance himself. "Noo, Tam,"
snid the manager, "I believe you
could carry the-whisky vou've got far
better in a bottle." "Ah. but you
see, I might fa' nnd brenk the bottle,"
said Tam, wisely shaking his head.
Minard's Liniment Cures Diphtheria.
Competent Interpreter
"How do you manage to travel since
you do not know any foreign inn.
guages?"
"I hnve a friend who understands
them all who goes along."
"What's his name?"
"Mr. Money."
Worms feed upon the vitality of
children nnd endnnger their lives. A
simple nnd effective cure is Motber
Graves' Worm Exterminator.
The Pnr3on—"Might I inquire why
von think I operate nn airship?"
"Whv. when yo wns wnlkin' nlona dis
niornin', de boss sez to de missus,
'W.>nlt conies de new sky pilot'."—
Life.
Pills   for   Nervous   Troubles.—The
stomnch is the centre of the nervous
system, nnd when the stomnch suspends benlthv netion the result is
manifest ill disturbances of the nerves.
Tf allowed to persist, nervous debility,
n dangerous ailment, may ensue. The
first consideration is to restore the
stomach to proper action, and there is
no reedier remedy for this than Parmelee's Vegetable Pills. Thousands
can ettest the virtue of these pills in
curing nervous disorders.
Too Practical
"Ah. dearest," sighed the young
man, kneeling at the feet of his ownest
own, "do you Itnow whnt of nil things
is nearest my henrt?" "Really, I cannot say." she sweetly replied. "But in
this cold weather I should think it
wns n llnnnel vest." She was too practical, and it broke the engagement.
A woman can make n man angry by
nagging him to tell her where be wns
when lie didn't come home till nfler
midnight: sbe cen drive him wild hy
pretending sho doesn't care where he
wns.
A girl will never propose to a man
when there arc so many easier ways to
do it.
A woman's reason for doing her
duty is Hint sho wants to; a man's
that he bus to.
A man's idea of his own importance
decreases as the gray in his hair increases.
Queen's University
J  r~ll   —   KINGSTON
and Lollege Ontario
ARTS
EDUCATION
THEOLOGY
MEDICINE
SCIENCE 'Including Engineering
Students   registering    lor   the   firs:
time before October 21st  1909, may
complete tbe Arts course without alien dance.
For Cslendsrs, write tbe Registrar,
OBO. Y. CHOWN, B.A..
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NEW MICHEL, B. C
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Publication, Northern Ave, New Michel
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In and Around Town
Coroner Murray was at Corbin on
Sunday.
H. Somerton is expected back
from Seattle, on Monday.
G. G. Henderson, Collector of
Customs, Fernie, was in town on
Thursday.
J. S. T. Alexander, Government
agent of Fernie, paid an official visit here on Thursday.
J. R. Pollock, of the Pollock
Wine Co., Fernie, was here on
Thursday along with Jules Hurel of
Hosmer. While here a large party
drove out to the Elk Valley Brewery.
CROW'S NEST
D. E. McTaggart of Fernie, was
here over Sunday.
L. P. Eckstein, wife and family
Spent Sunday here at the Summit
Hotel.
Pat Miller was handling the
piano keys at the Summit Hotel
last week.
This town Only needs to be known
to become the favored summejr
resort along the Pass.
4,427 feet above sea level, and
;you are at Summit, the beauty spot
in the Crow's Nest Pass.
G. G. Meikle, wife and family,
'spent Sunday here, the guests of
Andy Good at the Summit Hotel.
Andy Good's menagerie is a
delight to the little ones, and his
pet monkey is dead in love with
the ladies.
0. N. Wood, of the Imperial
•Bank, New Michel, was a visitor
here on Saturday night. He returned homo on Sunday on horseback.
Spence Lyon, an old typo, is one
of the mixerologists at the Summit,:
and the irrepressible "Doc" is head
push and general manager, and
,Andy Good—-oh well, Andy's big'
enough to look after himself now.
There was a young lady of Summit
Who said, "Hang it all, I can't
come it
That music of Pat's
j   I can't sing for rats,
So all I can do is to hum it.
ST. .PAUL'S CHURCH
MICHEL,   B. C.
Services—1st.  Sunday in   the  month,
Holy Communion, 11 a. m.
Every   Sunday, Evensong, 7.30 p. m.
Sunday 8chool, every Sunday, 2.30 p. m.
A. BriantN. Crowther, M. A., Vicar.
The  Summit
An Ideal Summer Resort
At Crow's Nest
This hotel, situated at Crow's
Nest, about eight; ..miles ,from
Michel, is just 'th'9,, place to
spend a week end jand enjoy;
yourself. Good Mating, bathing, fishing and big menagerie and museum. Fine place
to go to, to get away from the,
daily grind. Leave on Saturday evening's express, and
back Monday morning in time
for business.
Reasonable charges.
. Andy Qood, Proprietor
One Cent a Word
Advertisements such as For Sale, To Let, Lost
Fowaa Wanted etc., Inserted at the uniform
rate ol One Cent a Word Each Insertion
LOST AND  FOUND
HELP WANTED-FEMALE
HELP WANTED-MALE
WANTED-MISCELLANEOUS
FOR SALE
TOT*FOR SALE.' ONK. OF 'HIE BEST IN
u business (lislric*.   Apply at tills olllco.
TO  LET
NOTICE
SUNDAY   SERVICES
METHODIST   CHURCH
MICHEL AND NEW MICHEL
SERVICES EVERY SUNDAY
NEW MICHEL, 10.45 a. m., in room
over Somerton Bro's store;
MICHEL, Sunday School, 2.30 p. m.
Evening service, at 7.30. Band ol
Hope every Monday at 7.30 p. m.
Rev, Si T. Clienoweth, Pastor,
The pastor and officials extend a cordial
invitation to you to attend these services.
ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH
MICHELj B. C.
Sunday*    Lo* Mais, 8 a. nL| High
Mass, 10.30 a. m.') Sunday School, 3
p. in'. ; Vespers', 4 p'. m.
Monday:   Mass, 8 a, m.   .
Rev. f r. Mefisner, Pastor
Business Bringers
Reading Notices Inserted under this. Heading
at the rate of Ten Cents a Line, each Insertion.  No ads inserted amongst Locals.
QMOKE Crow's NeBt Special and Bxtra.   Union
° Mado Cigars.
C1HIPEIKO Tags, minted to order, good tongh
o stool:, at tho Rororte olllco.
T?NVELOPE9.  Any quantity, K(
^ printed, at the Reporter ollice.
good stock, well
QTATEMENT8. Printed nnd padded as you
P want them, at the Reporter ofllce.
T ETTER Heads. Plain or Fancy. Any color
■L* ink. Printed ns you like them at the* Reporter olllco.	
BUSINESS Cards. Finest work in the Puss.
D Any size and nay color ink you deliro. Printed at tho Roportor office.   .-. ,      ...
PRINTING Ink. Wo can decorate your printing
x lobs with any color or shade of the finest siilia
in the world.: For Une color work send your
order to the Reporter.
Coffins
In stock and made to order
Fred. Pomahac,  •
NEW MICHEL
AT ONCE 1
A Reliable Local Salesman Wanted to
Represent
Canada's Oldest and Createst Nurseries
In Michel and adjoining Country
WATER NOTICE
TtfOTICE19 HEREBY GIVEN than an applies-
11 tion will be mnde under Part V of the
"Water Act, 1909" to obtain a license In the
Cranbrook Wnter District.
(a) The name, address and occupation of tho
applicant: The Michel Water. Light and Power
Company, Limited, of New Michel, B.C. Capital 150,000. divided into aOOO shares of $10.00each.
Amount paid up,
tb) Tho name of the lake, stream or sourco
(if unnamed, the -description is): Aqueduct
Creek on north side of G.N. Ry, track, In the
vicinity of Michel Quarry, ahout ono mile \v> t
of New Michel Townsite.
(c) The point of diversion: A point approximately 500 feet above Michel Quarry.
(d) The quantity of water applied for ..(in
cubic feet per second):   Four cubic feet.
(e) Tlio character bf the proposed works:
A crib and stone-work dam to impound approximately oncienth of an acre feet, to bo constructed at the point of diversion. It is proposed to
Acquire two acres of land fnr reservoir purposes,
from the Crow's Ne-st Pass Coal Company, Ltd,,
by Purchase.
U) Tho premises on which tlio water is to bo
used (describe same): Tlio townsite of Now
Michel, and proposed additions ihoreto:
(g) Tho purposes for which tho wate-i Is to bo
used:  Domestic and lire purposes,
(h) Tho Memorandum of Association authorizes tho Company (a) To construct and operale
a water-works system to supply water to the unincorporated locality of Michel, together with
tbe lands in the vicinity thereof in the district of
East Kootenay, in tlio Province of British Columbia, (b) To sink wells and shafts, and to
mnke build and construct lay down and maintain reservoirs, pump-houses nud pumping works
cistorns, culverts and filter beds, main and other
pipes and appliances, nnd to execute nnd do all
other works and things necessary or convenient
for obtaining, storing, soiling, delivering, measuring and distributing water or otherwise for the
purposes of the Company, (c) To exercise all or
any of the rights, powers, privileges and priorities in and by tho "Water Act, 1909 "or any
amendments thereto, created, grnnted and conferred upon any companies incorporated for the
construction or operation of waterworks, or the
supply and utilization of wnter..
Waste water to be turned Into Michel Creek.
(j) Area of Crown land intended to he occupied by tiro proposed works: The streets of
New Michel, and the Government road for
about one mile north west of Now Michel town-
site to the southerly end of said townsite.
(k) This notice was posted on the 7th day of
July, 1909, and application will he made to the
Commissioner on Monday, the 9th day of August, 1909 at two o'clock in the afternoon.
(1) Give tho names and addresses of any riparian proprietors or licensees who or whose lands nre
likely to be affected by the proposed works, either
above or below the outlet: Tho Crow's Nest
Pb83 Coal Company, Limited. , . .,
[Signature] Michel water, Light & Power Co.
Per G. B. Stedman
[P. 0. Address] New michel, B. C.
, Form of Notice approved by the Water Cora-
misssoner, 2nd July, 1909, . ,;..-..,
Notices to be posted In two conspicuous places
in the townsite of Now Michel.
J.F.Armstrong,,
Water Commissioner
Union Bakery
G. SOVRANO, Proprietor
OLD TOWN, -   -   - MICHEL
Fresh Bread Delivered Daily
ove
Our Big Moving Sale has been a tremendous success,
but it still continues.
Do you need a suit ? Yes! Well, come and see our
values. 20 per cent off regular price, and remember you
get your money back if you don't like Weber's Goods.
You can save money on Shoes if you buy now.
In another week we will be moved from our present
location to the street east of our new building. Our sale
goe§ merrily on, just the same*
Weber. New  Michel
SPECIAL NOTICE
•*he voting on th'e doctors will take place in Michel Hall, on Wednesday August 4th from .10.00 a. m,
till 8.00 p.m.       The following are the applications.   Vote lor one.
Doctors
H. S. McSorley
T. A. Wilson
G. E. L. McKinnon
W. M. Beck
R. C. Weldon
Address
Michel
Vancouver
Nelson
Lethbridge
Hosmer
Experience
8 years in Michel
15 years
7 years
20 years
4 years
Rate per month
SI.50
1.25
1.25
1.25
1.25
The voting on the assessment, to build an hospital to be owned by the mineworkers will take place
'on the same day.       Mark your X,in the space
For Assessment
i    Against Assessment
Any member failing to vote will be fined fifty cents.
We have heen shipping stock for thirty
years to British Columbia, and as our
trees are grown on Limestone soil, they;
are acknowlecii-idV.by experienced fruit
growers to bs longer lived, and hardier
than Coast stock
SO   YEAB8'
r EXPERIENCE
'ATENTS
Tradi Marks
Designs
Copyrights 4a!
 mat
ir»
ironinnlr*.
  jnP«ter4»
•tint frun. Ol'iost ngency for noctirnicmtstiti.
I'Atiiiitfl tukun through Muna A Co. rocilrt
tfttininoiitc, withoutohdfire, Intho
Scientific American >
A Im tn li'i'inmy illuiitrntfld weekly, large-it dr-
eulniluD of nny nntotitlflo Journal. Terraii for
CoumiM'-tfi ii r«U|poitase prepaid. Bold by
all uowrauaton. ,1
A permanent situation for right man
with terfitory reserved
Pay weekly.    Free Outfit.    Write for
particularsi
STONE & WELLINGTON
FONTHIIA NURSERIES
(Licensed by B. 0. Government)
% J. SCOTT,    , .
General 6lacksmith,
toracahoWng a Bpfecialty
, NEW MICHEL
TORONTO
ONT.
For  First  Class
INVESTMENTS
-IN.-*
Prince Rupert
Saskatoon,.'and
Lethbridge City Property,
Creston Fruit Lands, and
Farm Lands,
■.   See, or write •
MORGAN & McKAY
AVV1SO   SPECIALLE.     *La votazione in riguardo quale dottore si deve accetare avra
'luogonellasaladelsolitoilmercolediprossimogiorno4 Agosto ddlle ore 10.00 A. ML insino alle 8 P.M.
Le segunti sono le applicazioni.   Votate per uno.             „    .    . a
Lindirizzo dei Dottori                              Esercitato L Esperienza Per masa
H. S. McSorley, Michel                           8 anni in Michel $1.50
T. A. Wilson. Vancouver                      lfi anm J..25
G. E. L. McKinnon, Nelson                   7 anni 1.2o
W. M. Beck, Lethbridge                        20 anm .25
I;          ,        E. C. Weldon. Hosmer.             .           iAn™ „    ■    k. .. ■ .,      .,'  ,  .
"Si vota per una tassazione per costruire un ospedale, mantenerlo llavoranti il -Mo fli terra il medeainto giornb.
Fate segno di croce X,    Dentro il gaudre
For Significa.   In favore
Against significa.   Contrano
SPECIALNI OZNAM.      Hlasovania na lekarov sa bude odbavat v. Michel Hale vo sredo
4 ho Augusta od. 10 hodini rano as do 8 mei hodini vecer.
Na nasledujucih lekarofsa bude hlasovat slobodno hen hlasovat na jedneho.
Menu
H. S. McSorley
T. A. Wilson
G. E. L. McKinnon
W. M. Beck
R. C. Weldon
Atres
Michel
Vancouver
Nelson
Lethbridge
Hosmer
Kolko Rokov Lekarom
8 rokov in Michel
16 rokov
7 rokov
20 rokov
4 rokov
Ai hlasovania na novu nomocnicu sabude odhayatvistv den na-apiste A
Kolko Kse
fl,50
l.§5
1.25
1.25
1.25
Na Stahovacku
Prot: Stahovacki
Vseciudovia sk budu pokutovat 50 cts.
BOX 58
MICHEL, B. C
Homer Sheldon, employed at
Finch & Jones' lumber camp, Cor-
'bin, dropped dead from apoplexy
on Sunday.
A   doktor-ra vorlo szaVarzas a Micheli hallban fog megtortehi Szerdan AgusztU;* 4 n. Yegell 10 oratdi
estve 8. oraig
A kovetkezok a palyazock
H. 8. McSorley
T. A. Wilson
G. E. L. McKinnon
W. M. Beck
I        R. C. Weldon
Azamegbeszelyeseseihatarozashogyabanynszokepit senek korhazot srfmta ezen a napon
lesszmeg beszelve Gegyezd meg a kovetkezotX. Meg adoztatos.
Havohkirtt
$1.60
1.25
1.25
i.25
1.25
Atnely tagnemszavasy 50 ezentre.   Buntotettik
^ratemattyyours,   CHARLES GARNER, Sec. Michel Local,       July28,'I9*

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