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Smokers Sundries
Just Received some special values in Pipes, including
■ Meerschaums, Calabash, Peterson, B, B. B,, jfc, efV.
Pouches, .^molting Sefs, Cigar and Cigarette' Holders.
Smoke bur Imported, Clear Havana Cigars
Agent for Kqdaks, Phonographs, Gratnaphones, Fishing Tackle etp,
ImperialBank of Qanada
*?:  Head Officii; TORONTO !
.-• ' Capital Authorized' 810,000,000"
Capital Paid (jp_rJ,0iQS,p0O.,":-':   '    Reserve "Fund $5,Q0O,<XK>
Interest allowed on Deposits from Date of Deposit
Drafts, Money Orders and Letters of Credit Issued, available in
 '—:—   Any. part of tho 'World   —: ;—■—'—
BranehM at Michel and Navy Michel.     T, B. BAKER, Manager
41 Meat mafHrt Ucj 41
High-class Butchers
v New Michel
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All meat fresh killed?--Prime Beef, Pork, and Mutton
D/iiry Butter.    Mild-cured ilams and Bacon---Fish
iri i-Season; ..\ •. 7
''' Thii Store Where ^>e.jliSent What You  Order
2    Deliveries   Daily     2
New Michel, B. C.
Douglas & Stedman       ■ S      i ■   i     iPrqprietors
B4TK8 $2,00 A DAY
Everything First-Class and Comfortatye ,
Nothing but whitp labor employec)J
For all,kinds of
Fruit, Candy, Cigars, Nuts and Ioe-Cream
Reward Offered
We Offer you a Saving of
10 per cent.
On your Meat Bill, and tho largest and choicest assortment
of Fresh, Cooked, Smokod and Cured meats in (lie Pass
Five special brands of Creamery and Dairy Butter
P. Burns & Co. Ltd
Livery, Dray and Transfer
Bus leaves 7.40 a; m., 1.40 p, m., -and 6.40 p. nt.
Roturns'on arrival of trains
GEO. FISHER, Proprietor
All Kinds of Lumber, Mouldings, etc.—Fancy Windows,  Doors and
Verandah Posts in Stock and to Order.
Fernie Lumber Co., Ltd.   ■-•  New Michel
T^e man who wears
20th Century Clothes
is correctly, smartly and -comfortably dressed. The styles for
Fall {ire smart and snappy and prices are reasonable. Come
•in and look over our ne*k . ■
Fall and Winter 1909-10.
Smartest Hats
v   . In town
Latest blocks and colorings
in all shades:'■ -Natty shapes
A\\ weights in pure wool and fleece
'' gpods. : Best makes at' lowest prjces
Sweaters and Sweater Coats
We are showing a wide range of these seasonable garments
77     in ajl colors and combinations    '      '
Latest Novelties in neckwear, belts, shirts,   gloves  and
Everything: in Mens' Wearable.-!
The Trites-Wpod Co, Ud.
There is one point in the history of a man, where
friend and fop alike can take common ground, apd
that is at the gravesjde. Here fnr the first 'time, the'
mists of party feeling vanish and the man stands in fhe
niind's%e-iustftshii"was. We judge him then entirely from the standpoinj; of his ability, hpnesty and sjh-.
cerity, Sherman was undoubtedly a born; leader of
men, and the men recognising this, gaye him his birth-
jight. ..During that l_ad*t*"rSiiip- ho steadfastly promoted the men's cause with no mean ability, and although
many may criticise a number of his acfions, all must
agree that those actions were inspired by a single-hearted desire to make the best possible bargain on behalf of
the worker he represented. He died poor, and, in this
age of graft-*-- considering the opportunities that he had
— that fact is something for thp crowd to be thankful
for. If anything js to be done to prevent those left behind from suffering from fhe results of the dead man's
honesty, it should be done quickly, for the memory,
even of that rarity—an honest man—is soon forgotten
in the quick rush of the work-a-day world. J. K. S.
Frank H. Sherman Dead
Former President of District 18, U. M. W. of A,
Frank H. Sherman, late president of District 18, U. i M.
W. of A., died in the Fernie hospital oq Monday morning,
at 5,30. The end was not unexpected, and his wife and farn
ily were at his bedside at the last moment. He left a large
family, including a blind boy, in straitened circumstances,
and his death is deeply regretted by a large circle of friends,
which readies far beyond the confines of the organization of
which he was so long the leader.
The funeral took place from the Miners' Hall, Fernie,
on Wednesday and was attended by over 4,000 people.
President Powell, Vice-President .Stubbs and Secretary
Carter of the district board, and representatives of noarly al{
the local unions in the district Were present, coming from
Let}'bridge, Bellevue, Lille, Frank, Coleman, Corbin, Mich
el, Hosmer and other points. -"The procession to the grave
'was headed.by the .Salvation Army band, followed, by the
mayor and council of the city of Fernie and the fi?6 and. police departments, then came Gladstone Union, the Fernie
city band and a large concourse of people. All the stores
were closed from 2 to 4.30 p. m., and tho mines were closed
for the day.   \
until you inspect our values.   Clothing, hats, fur bam
'     caps, Sweaters, wording shirte, Stanfield's underwear;
g}py.es, mitts, "Peabody's" arid "Iron Horse" overalls,*
''Traveller'" and ■ Artisan?' boots & shoes.-y. .
It win pay you to examipe our goods and get prices.
BOYD &, M JJIR, Gt. Northern footel Block, New MlCh«j
Suits Cleaned, and Pressed. ,        '
Bar Stocked
With the'- Ernest
McCOOL & MOORE, proprietor?
■ir**h%\\ ."Tf'.-"
Pure and
Manufactured from
, Canadian Malt,
Bohemian Hop-**
and the now Famous
Crystal Spring Watep
Elk Valley Brewing Co., Limited
Get Your Hirsute Appendage Clipped and Your
^Vhjskers Ppshed in at the Great Northern Tonsor-
ial Parlors-r—You're next.
P. M. MacLanders, Prop
The Model Bakery
Bread, Cakes, Pies, Buns, Etc.   Fresh Every Day
Driver will call for orders and deliver
The Model Bakery        New Michel
The Illustrated Special Edition
Owing to the large number of engravings being prepared for the Special Edition of the Reporter, we are unable to
complete the work in time to issue to-day. Everything is
in shape now, and the public: may confidently look for it's
appearance on Tuesday.
Get in Your Orders in Time
Some people are going to be disappointed unless they get
their orders for the Special Edition in at qxivh. Leave your
order at Kennedy's Drug Store or at this oflico      f.Oc ■> •;_•>>
Patronize Home Industry
Smoke Crow's Nest Special
and Miner's Favorite Cigars
Manufactured by the Crow's Nest Cigar Factory, Fernie.
The Hotels all through the Pans handle these goods
and Union men should nsk for Union Label Goods.
E. V. Holding Co.,
Builders and Contractors
Repairs and alterations promptly attended to.
Estimates cheerfully given	
New Michel
Have you renewed your Subscription
to The Reporter ? It's only $1,00 now. THE   REPORTER,   NEW   MICHEL,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA.
The Jilted Girl and the Man Who
Couldn't Make Love.
The car that went to Overlook park
was crowded,   it usually  waa when
there wns a promise of a tine sunwt.
Brooks gawd steadily from the window on the unpicturesque side of the
car. Even when the passengers crowded to the other side to look into the
valley fur below them and ut the
mountains—mountains piled on top of
mountains—he sat motionless.
As the Country club was passed he
showed some Interest.
It was Miss Hllderbrand's afternoon
to pour tea there. Rlx months before,
when Miss Hllderbraud bad poured
tea. Brooks sat on tbe clubhouse steps
The laughter of gay voices had drifted
through the open windows to him.
The club members seemed very gay
Brooks was a club member, but be
was not gay.
Au Illness bad sent him to tbe resort
town to recuperate. Most of tbe hotel
people belouged to the club, and be
had Joined. It seemed to him a good
way to get rid of tbe time that hung
so heavily on bis bands.
But he didn't care for golf; ho
couldn't dance; he knew so little of the
new books and tbe old pictures, the
thousand and one things they talked
about He was an alien. Looking up.
he saw Miss Hllderbraud on tbe step
above him.
Miss Hllderbrand was the leader of
the fashionables tbat ran the Country
club. Her clothes were Imitated, her
speeches repented.
Brooks hud wondered that so reserved a woman could be as popular.
He had noticed that the charm of distinction was In ber high bred face and
then thought no more about her. Women were not mucb In his line either.
Miss Hllderbrand bad smiled down
on him and said tbat she wanted him
to come In and drink tea with her.
And when she smiled the question of
ber popularity was settled.
After that day Brooks became a real
member of the club. The women left
younger men to talk to him. The men
slapped him on the bnck, Invited him
to drinks and voted blm a line old
He began to enjoy tbe life and the
new spirit of friendliness that pervaded tbe atmosphere, Tbere was no
more talk of leaving this circle of
bright, pretty women and Jolly fellows.
Brooks realized that he owed tbe
change to Miss Hllderbrand. Once he
, nsked her why she hnd taken him up.
und she replied that she was sorry tor
lonely things.
Six months hnd made a new man of
Brooks, and still he lingered.
People had come and goue, as they
do at resort hotels, but Miss Hllderbrand bad not goue.
The afternoon had again come foi
her to pour tea for the club members,
but she had sent her excuses.
Johnston, a friend and fellow citizen
of hers, said that sbe had gone on the
mountain to be alone and get a grip
on herself; that u telegram had brought
her bad news.
The cur climbed slowly.
Brooks hadn't the slightest idea what
the trouble wus nor what assistance hn
could render.   There was but one desire in his honest henrt. nnd thnt was
to help her. Uow hewuuld do It hadn't
been revealed; but. with his usual directness, he had followed her to find
On the mountain top the band pla,v-
' ed, aud gay groups of people moved lu
every directum.
Brooks came upon Miss Hllderbrand,
solitary In the midst of tbe crowd.
The glow of the sunset was op ber,
aud as he came up she smiled unsteadily.
•'I'm sorry you've heard It. I leave
tomorrow. 1 hoped It would not be
found out, hut of course everybody
Will know."
"I'm not everybody." Bald Brooks
•toutly. "I enme becnuse 1 wnut to
comfort lonely things. What can 1
Miss Hllderbrand's glance went over
Brooks' stout figure and came back to
his clear eyes. The two faces were In
sharp contrast—In his the rugged
strength of a more simple civilization,
ln the girl's the suggestion of extreme
"I'm glad you came." she said quite
simply. "I'll like to remember It when
I've become a dressmuker. That's what
I've been up here deciding—whnt to do
with myself now tbat tbe money's
swept away. Dressmaking Is my only
real talent, and," with unotuer attempt
nt a smile, "I'm thought to be such an
accomplshed young woman."
"But there's McAdoo." Brooks spoke
that name with difficulty. Among the
men there wns oue he detested, and
it wns Mtss Hllderbrand's fiance.
"Haven't you tnken him Into your arrangements J"
"He hasn't taken me Into his arrangements." she said.
Brooks stared at her as' though be
bad lost his senses.
"I've been Jilted." She looked across
the valleys filling with mist and not at
"Habits ore bard to break." She
spoke to herself as much as to him.
"It had gone on so long It wns a hnlilt.
If we hnd cared for ench other we
vould liuve been married long ngo."
She turned to Brooks. "Bnt It hurts
one's pride to be thrown overboard on
the day one loses the money," she Biild.
"I'm depressed nt the dressmaking.
too." she apologized.
"IImv'iI ii companion do?" asked
Biooks cautiously.
"Not at all," said the girl. "I've ■
mean temper."
"The old person has the disposition
>f a cherub."
"1 can't read, and I sing abominably."
" 'Twouldu't be required."
"What would?"
"Whatever pleased you."
"But," half petulantly, "1 don't like
old ladles."
"This Is an old gentleman."
" 'Twouldu't do; highly Improper."
"Oh. yes. It would! It's eminently
respectable." Brooks got to his feet
and begun speaking rapidly.
"Look here," he said, "I know you
don't enre for me. but you nre the
finest girl I ever saw. I'm too old to
learn all love's little tricks, but yau
won't expect much foolishness. I nev-
ei-'bad time for It when I was a youngster, nnd I can't promise much ns a
lover, but I cnu muke your Hie easier
and leave you n respectable pile of
money ut my death,"
"And what would you gain?" Miss
Hllderbrand nsked the question when
the silence bad become audible. She
had paled perceptibly.
"The right to mnke you happy." said
The girl was silent. Her critical eyes
saw Brooks, who wns neither young
nor handsome nt his best.
"Don't you think 1 wouldn't gain
anything?" said the man. Tbe silence
was muktng him anxious.
"'But you couldn't love me," plaintively. "You think love nonsense, nnd
women need It."
Brooks got possession of a hand uot
fnr away. "I could learn," he protested ardently.
"And everybody would say 1 married you for your money."
"Let 'em!" stoutly. "A lot of old
Miss Hllderbrand drew her hand
"1 couldn't consider It." she snid. A
certain mischief tbnt was uew to her
was ln her averted fnce. "I've Just
been jilted, and I would be bo lonely
while you were learning."
Brooks slipped bis arm about her.
They were uway from the people, and,
anyway, It didn't matter. He turned
her face to meet hla eager one. x
"I don't hnve to lenrn. It's come to
me. You shan't say 'No!' Why, I love
yon like—like fury!" His voice thrilled
With bis earnestness.
Tbe girl laughed contentedly.
"You lire a nice old gentleman," she
said, "even If you nre forty. I haven't
been asked about tt. and I guess I
shouldn't say so, but I'm awfully fond
of you."
A Pageant of the Parish Pump.
Speaking of pageants reminds me of
a story they are telling of a popular
playwright wbo was asked to come
down to a small but pushful town to
arrange a "commemoration" spectacle.
"Now," said the mayor pompously,
"historical pageants nre all tbe rage,
and, of course, we must hnve a pageant."
"Is your town old?"
"It Isn't exactly old, and It Isn't exactly new."
"Ia there any historical episode connected with It?"
"None thnt I ever heard of."
"That's awkward." returned the expert. "Must you really have a pageant?"
"That's why I sent for you," said
the mayor.
"Well, then, tha only thing I can
thing of would be a series of four
"Tbe first containing the parish
pump ln 1007, surrounded by eight
btadles; the second float containing
the parish pump lu 1T0T. the handle
worked by eight yokels; tbe third, tbe
parish pump"—
"Sir," roared the mayor, "go to Birmingham wltb your pumps! If you
think I've Bent for you and paid your
expenses and a fee to 'pump' me,
you're mistaken. As for your precious
parish pump, sir. It won't bold water,
and so let me tell you. We want a
historical pageant, not a waterworks
celebration. Good mornings-English
Tit For Tat.
An old farmer whose wife was III
went for some physic to the nearest
town. Calling' at a roadside Inn, he
spent all he bad, Including the money
fur his wife's medicine.
Not wishing tn go back without It
and to save bother, he borrowed a bottle, filled It with colored water and
took It home. There he sweetened It
and gave It to his wife.
Some time nfter she had recovered
he told her of his deceit. She said
nettling, but a month Inter, when her
liusbiind came In to bis tea, she was
busy churning, so she nsked blm If he
would churn, ns she was tired.
Of course he started churning. In
nbout nn hour be mi Id:
"This cream Is a long while 1' turn-
In' to butter, lass."
"Aye," bis wife replied. "I've been
nt It nearly nil f nfternoon. Tha had
better get till ten nn' rest a bit."
"Nay," he said, "1 won't get my tea
till this Job Is done."
So be turned at the old churn for another hour, and then, tired out. he said;
"I-think this Is never goln' to turn to
"I don't think It will, for I took fifteen pounds of butter out Just before
tha came In, nnd. if ever tbn wants me
to tuk' water for physic. Just remember nbout chiiriilu' two hours at nowt
but buttermilk."
The old fellow's reply Is not recorded.—London Fun.
The First Impression.
"Whnt was your llrat Impression on
arriving In Europe?"
"Great Joy," answered the traveler,
"over the fact thnt 1 was through balm- HMislck."~Wushlneton Star.
Lord Rosebery Telle of a Tale by tho
Great Beaconsfleld.
^ Lord l Rosebery, in his life of William Pitt, the younger, relates an excellent Btory that he himself heard
from the lips of Lord Beaconsfleld.
The anecdote cannot be better related
then in '.He author's own words:"
"Mr. Disraeli," he writes, "in the
more genial nnd less majestic days
before 1874, used to tell a sardonic
story of this time. When he first
entered Parliament he used often to
dine at the House of Commons, where
he was generaly served by a grim
old waiter of prehistoric reputation,
who was supposed to possess a secret
treasure of political tradition. The
young member sought by every gracious art to win hia confidence and
partuke of these stories. One day the
venerable domestic relented. 'Vou
hear rhanv lies told as history, sir,"
he said, 'do you know what Mr. Pitt's
last words were?'
" 'Of course," snid Disraeli, 'they
are well known. "Oh, my country!
How l love my country I"' for that
was then the authorized version.
" 'Nonsense,' said the old man. "I'll
tell you how it wns. Late one night 1
was called out of bed by a messenger
iii a post-chaise shouting to me outside the window. "What is it?" 1
said. "You're to get up and dress and
bring mme of your pork pies down
to Mr. Pitt nt Putney." .So I went;
and as he drove along he told me that
Mr. Pitt had not been able to take
any food, but had suddenly said, "I
think I could eat one of Bellamy's
pork pies." , And so T was sent tor
post-haste. When" we arrived Mr. Pitt
was dead. Them Was his last words:
"I think I could eat one of Bellamy's
pork pies".'"'
Exasperating the Officer.
A recruiting officer, who is of a rather choleric disposition, questioned two
recruits just brought in by the sergeant.
Officer (to first recruit)—"What's
your name?"
Recruit—"Watt, sir."
Officer—"What is your name?"
Recruit—"Watt, sir."
Officer (impatiently)—"What's your
Recruit—'My name is Watt, sir—
W-a-t-t." ,
Officer—"Humph! Where do you
come from?"
Recruit—"Ware, sir."
Officer—"Yes, where do you come
Recruit—"I come from the town ol
Ware, sir."1-
Officer—"Oh, that'll do." Turning
to second recruit. "What's your
Recruit: "Mee, sir."
Officer—"Yes, you. What's your
Recruit: "Mee, sir."
Officer (by this time fairly out ot
temper and evidently thinking the
mnn was working a joke, shouted)—
"Will you give me your name?"
Recruit—"Mv name, sir, is John
Mee." ■
Officer—"Humph! And where do
you come fiom?"
Recruit—"Hoo, sir."
Officer—"Confound it, you, Bir;
where do you come Irom?"
Recruit—"Hoo. sir."
Officer—"Well, if ever "
Sergeant (interposing)—"The man
comes from the village of Hoo, near
Chatham, sir."
A Simple Water Test.
All drinking water should be tested
in town or country frequently, as
there are other impurities besides sewage which are quite ns deadly, and
every cistern of water is liable to be
a source of blood poisoning. Mice,
rats and other pests must have water,
and many a case of typhoid ia set up
by such as these falling into the cistern and remaining there for months
in a decomposed state. To detect this
impure condition is very simple nnd
unfail'ng. Draw a tumbler of water
at night, put a piece ol white lump
sugar into it and place it on the kitchen mantel shelf or anywhere thnt
the temperuture will not be under 60
degrees F. In the morning the water,
it pure, will be perfectly clear. II
contaminated by sewage or other impurities the water will be milky. This
is n simple and safe test, well known
in chemistry.
Blotting Pads and Secrets.
The ability to read backward whnt
hns been impressed on n blotting pad
and the secrets which the latter will
yield when reflected in a mirror are
dangers agsinst which the foreign office haB its precautions. It was the
last place where pepper castera of
sand were used to dry the written
word, nnd lor a time black blotting
paper wus specially manufactured and
used, but it was found not to be absolutely mark proof, so that absorbent
roll'irs were introduced for blotting
diplomatic documents. When such n
roller has been run over letters side-
wnys and up and down a few times,
lo decipher ita impression would dely
even Bherlock Holmes.
The Proud Man.
He was a proud man—proud ol his
lamily, so he would not disgrace it;
proud ol his reputation, so he kept it
clean; proud of his ability, so he developed it; proud of his broadminded-
ness, so he was not a snob; proud of
his courage, so he met failure bravely; proud of his achievements, ao he
never gave up and eventuully succeeded.
Moral.—Pride goeth before a rise.
Brevity Takes Time.
A Scottish minister wns once asked
how lon8 he would require to prepare
n speech. "That depends," Baid he,
"upon how much time I am to occupy
in its delivery. It I am to speak for
a quarter of an hour, I ahould like a
week to iiiepare; if 1 am to speak for
half an hour, three dnya will do; if l
am to go on as long us I like, I am
ready now."
Lord Tredegar In a Pageant.
Lord Tredcgnr, of Balaclava Inme,
hns consented to play the part of
Owen Olyndwr in the Welsh national
pageant, l'hc Marchioneaa of Bute
and Lady Nininn Stuart have also
agreed to fill lending roles.
They Knew
"The old poets knew about the automobile."
"How now?"
"Macaulay speaks of Lars Porsena
and his ivory car."
"And Poe cites on instance ol the
air growing denser. Evidently an auto
had just passed."
Useful in Camp.—Explorers, survey-
ors, prospectors and hunters will find
Dr. Thomas' Eclectric Oil very useful
in camp. When the feet and legs are
wet and cold it ia well to rub them
freely with the Oil and the result will
be the prevention of paim in the
muscles, and should a cut, or contusion, or sprain be sustained, nothing could be better as a dressing or
Wife—"I'm going home to mother,
so there."
Husband—"That's right, dear, of
two evils always choose the lesser.
Please don't bring mother here."
The microscope in the hands of <x
perts employed by the United State?
Government has revealed the fact that
a house fly sometimes carries th'jita
ands of disease germs attached to its
hairy body. The continuous UBe of
Wilson's Fly Pads will prevent all
danger of infection from that source
hy killing both the germs and the
"We were all ready to make our
dash for the pole." "Yes, yes,"
"When suddenlv my fountain pen
snrung a leak. Of course, that ended
the exnedition for another year."—
Louisville Courier-Journal.
Minard's Liniment for sale everywhere
The other day in the Brighton gardens, a botanicnl old gentleman,
pointing to a certain plant, ask one of
the assistants—Can you tell me, my
good man if thia plant belongs to the
arbutus family? whereupon the man
renlied curtly; "No, air, it don't; it
belongs to the corporation."
Red, Weak, Weary, Watery Eyes
Relieved By Murine Eye Remedy.
Try Murine For Your Eye Troubles.
You Will Like Murine. It Soothes.
50c At Your Druggists. Write. For
Eye Books. Free. Murine Eye Remedy Co., Toronto.
A Household Tragedy
With dignified gait and head erect
the woman descended the front steps
and proceeded slowly down the street.
In one hand she held a hatbox, in the
other a large paper bundle, and in her
eyes waa the light of battle.
The man ran distractedly after her.
"Come back?" he cried. "For heaven's sake do not leave me thus."
But the woman turned upon him
with a withering glance of scorn, and
the corners of her mouth dropped contemptuously.
"You don't know what this means
to me," the man cried, in a frenzy of
But in vain. Her retreating figure
had turned vhe corner, and the woman, deaf to his entreaties, was now
| put of hearing distance. The man reentered the house and,threw himself
upon a divan.
"What is to become of us?" he
groaned.   "Our cook haa gone!"
Those Dear, Delightful Swedes
"Ay tank Av go across the street and
get a tailor to mend my vest," drawled a Swedish foreman, showing his
employer a very ragged vest.
''All right, John."
In a few minutes the Swede returned with his vest untouched.
"Aren't you going to have it mended?" asked the boss.
"Ay tank not in that shop," replied
the Swede. "Ay ask him what he
charge an' he say 'Two dollar.' Then
Ay ask him, 'Will you take the vaiBt
in part payment?' an' he wouldn't do
it."—Everybody's Magazine.
Complete in itself, Mother Graves'
Worm Exterminator does not require
the assistance of any other medicine
to make it effective. It does not fail
to do ita work.
The diminutive office boy had worked on a "salarv" of $3 a week. He
was a Bubdued little chap, faithful and
quiet. Finally, however, he plucked
up courage enough to aak for an increase.
"How much more would you like?
inquired his employer.
"Well," answered the lad, "I don't
think that one dollar more a week
would be too much."
"You are rather a small boy to be
earning four dollars a week."
"I suppose I am," he replied. "I
know I'm small for my age, but to tell
the truth, since I've worked here I've
been so busy I haven't had time to
He got the rise.
The mother of the twins found them
fighting furiously. Willie, the larger
twin, was on top. He was beating
Tommy about the face and head.
"Why, Willie , how dare you strike
your brother like that I" cried the
mother taking the boy by the ear and
pulling him off. it
"I had good cause to 8trike him,
answered Willie.
"What do you mean?" she asked.
"Why," said Willie with a righteous,
air, "didn't I let him use my sled all
last Saturday on condition that he'd
say my prayers for me all this week?
And here I've just found out that he's
skipped three days."
Shortly after a Dover lawyer was
admitted to the bar he had a case
which which was tried before a North
Adams justice of the peace and waa
opposed by a lawyer whose eloquence
attracted a large crowd. The justice
was perspiring in the crowded room
nnd evidently fast losing his temper.
Finally he drew off his coat and, in
the midst of the eloquent addresB,
burst out: "Mr. Attorney, supposing
that you take your seat and let Mr.
Dawea apeak. I want to thin out this
"What caused the panic down at
vour church last night?" aBkB the
friend. ;
"It was one of the prankB of that
unregencrate young Simpkins!" explains the deacon. "We were having
n revival meeting, and nearly everybody had given his experience and
testified to his conversion, and our
souls were filled with joy, when that
young rascal sailed over the church in
hiB aeroplane, set off some red fire
and skyrockets and bellowed through
a megaphone, 'Judgment day is
Tourist (after an unusually long
stoppage at small border station)—I
say, guard, why aren't we going on?
Anything wrong.
Guard (complacently, engaged upon
an alfresco lunch)—There's naething
wrang, sir; but I canna whistle the
no; ma mooth'B lu'.   '
"What's the matter, John?" "Why,
ma'am, a note from the master, in
which he tells me that he's off on a
little holiday and he wants me to send
his drawing materials along?" "Well,
and iBn't. that plain enough?" "Hardly, ma'am. I don't know whether to
send his paint and brushes or a corkscrew."
tittle Freddy is fully endowed with
the inquiring mind ot youth. Recently he said: "Mamma, who puts the
bottle of milk in our front porch every
night when we are aBleep?'
"Isn't that a rather foolish question?" his mother answered. "Who do
you suppose brings it to us?"
"Well," aaid the small investigator
thoughtfully, "I suppose God doeB,
but I'd like to know for certain I"—
Windsor Magazine,
W. N. U., No. 769.
An el'Kly farmer up in Maine lost
his wife, and his nephew was taking
the old man back to the empty farmhouse.
"Well," aaid the old man, after a
long silence, "forty-six years. I suppose ahe was a good wife to me. She
waa a good cook ahd good housekeeper, and she kept me well read up,
but, do you know," he added, "I
never liked her."—Success.
The Minister—Mackintosh, why
don't you come to church now?
Mackintosh—For three reasons, sir.
Firstly, I dinna like yer theology;
secondly, I dinna like yer singin'; and
thirdly, it waa in your kirk I firat met
my wife.
Don't experiment with unsatisfactory substitutes. WllBotf's Fly Pads
kill many times more houso flies than
any other known article.
Huggins—What has become of Fanning?
Muggins—Oh, he's laid up—a victim
of football.
Huggins—I didn't know he ever
played the game.
Muggins—He doesn't. He Bprained
has larynx telling the referee how
things ought to be done.
Not Always Lucky
"Ib it lucky to pick up a horseshoe?"
"That's what they say."
"They're wrong. I picked up one
with a $50 tire today."
Instead ol being a monotonous drudgery becomes t
labour ot love when Sunlight
help* you. Remember—Sunlight doei all the work,
it half the coat and In
halt the time of other
A Courteous Youngster
"Would you rather for your mother
or me to whip you?"
"I dislike to show favoritism,
father," said little Clarence. "You
and mother had better settle the matter by flipping a coin."
The Real Spender
"You don't Beem anxious to meeti
thia millionaire?"
"I met a millionaire here laBt sea-
Bon," explained the summer girl, "and
he wouldn't even buy an ice cream
cone. Could you introduce me to some
young chap who has come to the beach
with $200 saved up."
How's This?
W. oft On. Hundred Do'lsis nwsrt tor set
esse ot Cstsrrb Uist coonot b. oust by Uslll
Ostsnb Cure.
F. I. CHENEY * CO., IWMo. O.
W«. th. underalinM. tare known F. J. Cheese
tor tb. u«t it, rests, and b.u.n blm pertieUy boo.
orsbl. In .11 builnea* tranasetlons sod flnueisUf
sot. to osrrr out »ny obllmlon* tn*de bjr bis arm.
WtLDlSO. KlMNAS - Hinvm,
Wbolusl. Drumku. ToUdo. O
Holl'iOitwrb  cur.  u t_»n  Inun.llr. stem
dlrwtly upon Ut. blood snd muiou. wrtace* ot m
ljlt.ni.   TsrUmonl.1* «nl tree.   Frk. II outs V*
Mtuo. Bold brsll Drunkta.
Ttks HtU'sVunllr pais Mr eonitlMUo-
Gladys—"My cheeks are all on fire."
Kate-I  thought  I  smelt burning
"Can I have this dance?" aaked the
callow youth.
"Why, certainly," replied the
haughty beauty; "I don't want it."
Restaurant Proprietor—" We make
our own ice cream, consequently we
know just whnt it contains."
Patron—"You do, but I don't."
"I want to ask you a question, pa,"
aaid Tommy.
"Ask your mother," anawered the
tired father.
"Well, but it ian't a silly queBtion I
want to ask you."
"Al right," wearily.   "What is it?
"Well, if the end of the world was
to come and the earth was destroyed
while a man was up in a balloon,
where would he land when he came
YOU would soon get rid of a
servant who did only half the
work in double the time of a capable
one. Then why continue using a
flour that gives half the nourishment
and double the work to digest?
Household Hour
is made from selected spring wheat—*
a wheat that is rich in nutriment. It
is the whitest and finest flour made;
it makes fully one-third more bread
to the pound than any soft wheat
flour and is more dependable in every
respect. 19
0|Uv1e Floor Mills Co., United. the Reporter, new Michel, British Columbia.
Events That Led Up tp the End of
the Estrangement.
(Copyright, 1809,  by Associated  Literary
As the wake of a ship looks to he but
a zigzag line of many tacks which,
united, make a straight line, so the
retribution of Syra Greeubury waa
wrought by self evolving circles. The
first Infinitesimal ring waa the.acqutal-
tlou of a suitor by Molly Oreenbury
and all tbe unwritten laws of courtship yielded to the lovers the exclusive
nee of the front porch.
The oil ly member of the Oreenbury
household actually discommoded by
tbls arrangement was Syra himself.
His worthy spouse clung to the Inside of the bouse day and night.
"Just as Mere set back as front,"
philosophically remarked Syra as be
betook himself to the back porch.
' He grumbled, however, over his lira-
. Ited space.   The back porch was a re-
ceptacle for the Icebox, washing machine, plant stand, lawn mower and
sprinkling pot. HiB wife renewed her
hopes of his building tbe long desired,
long deferred summer kitchen, a structure Syra considered superfluous.
Toward midsummer his place of pipe
was again Invaded. Kitty Greenhnry,
the third daughter, became tbe proud
: possessor of a "ateady" who plainly
meant husiness. So did Kitty. Willing to be relieved from the support of
at lenst one of bis mnny daughters,
Syra stood ready to remove all obstacles from the path of true love.
"You can have tbe Bide porch, Kitty," he offered.
"There ain't room for two ohalrs,"
objected Kitty.
"I guess one cbalr will do," was the
laconic reply.
"We ain't going to be cooped up by
all thut stuff." declared tart tempered
Kitty. "1 am going to swing a hammock."
"Uuess you will have to build, Sy."
suggested hla wife.
The nest day tbe delivery of a load
of lumber brought Joy to the heart nt
Mrs. Oreenbury. nnd when Syra came
home that night be begun the erection
of his building down on tbe river bank.
"For land Hakes, whnt nre ynu going to build a summer kitchen down
tbere for?" demanded Mrs. Oreenbury.
•Tbls ain't no summer kitchen. It's
going to be a place for me—Just me-
and I ain't going to be rooted out by
any feller."
Work was begun In earnest. Kitty's
steady took off his coat and fell to
work. Tbe building wben completed
consisted of one apartment and was
adorned by a spacious "stoop." which
faced the river. Molly and ber Inver
resumed possession of the front porch,
and Kitty adorned her precincts witb
hammock ahd porch pillows.
Mary, the eldest daughter, shunned
the moonlight, which Invoked memories
too sweetly Had. But on the day the
new building wns completed sbe became active for the first time In
months. When Syra came home at
night and weut out to Inspect the
pride of bis benrt be uttered an exclamation of delight Blue nnd white
rugs were on the Door, filmy curtains
festooned the windows, Syra's twn
favorite pictures, a portrait of Lincoln
and one of Queen Elizabeth signing a
death warrant, adorned tbe walls. A
loug table covered with a gay scarf
waa strewn with the weekly and biweekly papers. A conch, easy cbalr, a
receptacle for pipe, tobacco and
matches constituted the furnishings.
"Say, Mary, even If I did build It
Just for me, It's always open to you,"
declared Syra. '
She took him at hla word and fell
Into tbe bablt nf sitting out there In
the evening with her father. She was
Syra's favorite daughter, and they
spent many an evening there In silence, he puffing at hts pipe and Bhe
gnzlng through the low hanging boughs
at the moon path on the wnters. He
wns guiltily conscious of her thoughts
for he had put the bitter Into bet
He hnd engaged In a fierce dispute
over politics with George Winters and
bad ordered him from the house
George hnd then urged Mary to eon
alder herself banished also and corn-
to a borne of their own Mary, sad,
but dutiful, would not consent Winters' temper was tempestuous, and the
angry young lover left town, sending
Mary word that she or tbe "old man"
must make tbe next move. Tbe three
remained firm Id tbelr silence. One
faint glimmer of hope remained with
The long, icebound winter tbat followed brought no encouragement to
this hope.
ln the early spring everything loosened aave Syra. The river' whlcb
found its serene and sluggish way
paat the Greeubury domicile received
tbe accumulation of -snow and Ice.
Heavy rains added new Impetus, and
tbe shallow stream became at once
rapid and noisy. One morning It leap-
ed up tbe bank and beat at tbe walls
of Syra's little retreat The Green-
burya began tbe work of transferring
tbe furnishings from the little summer
"1 am glad the house la bo far from
the river,"' observed Mrs. Greeubury
as tbe river rose to the level of the
Mary's watchful eyea filled with
tears as she slipped out for a last
farewell to the' doomed little place.
Tbe young Oreenburys reluctantly departed for school, and Syra, who had
deemed It wise to remain at home and
guard his fortress, was doing some
carpentry work when he heard a warning shoot from a neighbor. He rushed
Into the yard ln time to see the waters circle about the little structure
and sweep It downstream.
"Mary Is In there!" cried his wife,
wringing her hands.
In corroboration of this prediction
Mary Came out on the porch of the
little house aa It went around the bend
In the river. Syra rushed along the
bank until be came to a boat. He
leaped Into the boat and shoved off.
His little craft wns whirled through
the wnters snd around the bend of
the rtver. Then he snw the smokehouse some distance abend. Syra's
progress was Impeded by a congestion
of driftwood through which he desperately pushed bla boat. When he
rushed downstream again the bouse
was far ln the lead.
His boat moved so swiftly that the
scenes on the shore were like moving
pictures. The little town of Mendon.
ten miles from home, soon appeared
The knowledge that a dntn was only
six miles farther brongbt to him a
shuddering falntness. Tben bis thin
lips mnde n strnlghter line thnn ever.
His craft should follow tbe bouse, now
a mile ahead, wherever fate shonld
lead It. Another bend In the river
shut the object of his pursuit from his
strained eyes. Again his course wns
temporarily stnyed by collision wltb n
mnss of wreckage, and It wna some
time before he rounded the curve.
His; henrt leaped. The little bouse
waB safely lodged on shore, and a big
flat bottomed boat was being rowed
toward him.
'The girl Is safe." the oarsman assured him.
His tittle boat wan brought alongside
the smokehouse, and he followed bis
rescuers up the embankment to where
Mary stood within the harbor of
George Winters* encircling arm.
"Oh, father!" she cried with a
breathless laugh as she ran to him.
George followed doubtfully.
"Well, George." said Syra grimly, extending the hand of reconciliation,
"you said 'either Mary or the old man'
must come to you. And we've both
come, you see."
He Set tho Example.
A gentleman was once entertaining
his friends at a grand dinner. Be was
a sad boaster and was often guilty of
describing deeds thnt be bnd done
wben an officer ln the army whlcb
those wbo knew blm well felt sure
were greatly exaggerated. He was in
tbe midst of some sucb anecdote when
tbe butler brought blm word that a
man wished to see bim.
'Tell blm I am engaged wltb my
friends und can see no one," said the
gentleman pompously.
The butler retired, but soon came
back to say tbe man was most urgent
ln wishing to speak to the gentleman
and said he hnd been In bis regiment
at a famous battle wbere he owed his
life to tbe officer.
"Show him In, show blm In," said
tbe boat much gratified. "This good
fellow says I saved his life nt X.." he
added, turning to bis guests ns tbe
old soldier enme In. "How wns It?" be
went on. "For I am aure I forget. In
the heat of battle( one does brave
things almost unconsciously."
"It was like this, your honor." said
the aoldler. "I owed my life to you.
for I certainly Bhould never have
thought of running away If yon had
not set me the example."
Why He Married Her.
"Out of tbe strong came forth sweetness" might be said of mnny lemons
soldiers. That Lifrd Lawrence of Indian fame enjoyed an earthly paradise
In bis bome mny be aeen by the following anecdote: Hln lordship was Bitting In his drawing room nt Souihgate.
wltb his slater and others of the family, alt engaged In reading. Looking
up from his book. In which he bad
been engrossed, he discovered that his
wife bad left the room. "Where's mother?" said be to one of his dnughters.
"She's npstalrs," replied tbe girl. He
returned to bin book nnd. looking up
nguln a few minutes Inter, put tbe
same question to hla daughter nnd received tbe name answer. Once more be
returned to Mb reading: once more he
looked np with the same question on
his lips. His BlRter broke In. "Wby.
really. John, It would seem aa If yon
could not get on five minutes without
your wife." "That's why I married
her," tie replied. To this admirable
woman Lawrence whispered with bis
dying breath, "To the Inst gasp, my
darllugr-Londcn Chronicle.
Orchid Buttonholes in   England   at
160,000 Each.'
"It is beyond price. If I said $50,-
000, I shonld not be far wrong." Thus
a member ot a well-known firm of
florists, when asked the price of the
baby orchid they were exhibiting at
the London Horticultural Society s
Flower Show a few days ago. This
baby orchid was the gem of the show
and represented weeks bf unwearying j
attention oh the part of the growers,
who hope (hey will be repaid for their
trouble by founding through it a new
family of priceless blossoms.
Altogether the value of the, orchidB
exhibited at the aforementioned show
amounted to $250,000, there being several flowers worth between $1,250 and
And, talking of costly orchids, one
might mention that at the White
City last /ear a flower, barely an inch
in circumference, was exhibited which
was worth $2,500. It formed part of
the collection of Sir Jeremiah Colman,
of Gatton Park. The flower was like
a tiny,bunch,of black grapes which
had been split open, and showed under the microBcope a delicate tongue.
Apart from orchids, however, there
have been some big prices paid for
tulips carnations, and daffodils. Last
year, for instance, $60 a bulb waa
being paid Ior Peter Barr, the king, of
white trumpet, daffodils. In 1«08 it
was worth $150. For Corallina, a
beautiful new daffodil with a rose-colored crown, one must, pay $75, while
a George Philip Haydon is cheap at
$60. Four yearB ago the prices were
considerably more. Twelve or 15
guineas may seem an enormous price
to pay for one root, but then it must
be remembered that it takes about
ten' years to evolve and fix a new
Early in the 18th century $3,250 waa
paid for a single bulb of the then, new
tulip, Citadel of Antwerp. "Prices are
not quite so high nowadays, but one
requires a long purse to buy some ol
the best varieties.
English Admiral Will    Endeavor   to
Reconstruct It. .
For many years the navy of Turkey has been the laughing 'stock of
Europe. Under Abdul Hamid it degenerated into a collection of old
hulks anchored off Constantinople and
of use principally as a means of furnishing sinecures to    his    favorites.
On this little pool where the sunbeams
This   tawny   gold   ring   where   the
shadows die,
God doth enamel the blue of His sky.
Through the scented dark when the
night wind sighs.
He mirrors His stars where the ripples rise,
Till they glitter like prisoned fireflies,
'lis here that the beryl-green leaves
And here the-lilies uplift and unlurl
Their golden-lined goblets of carven
Wben the grey  of the eastern sky
turns pink,
Through the silver sedge at the pond's
low brink
The little lone field-mouse creeps down
to drinkl i
And oreatures to whom only God ia
The loveless small things, the alow,
and the blind,
Soft steal  through the Tushes, and
. comfort find.
Oh, restless the river, restless the sea!
Where the great ships go, and the
dead men be.
The lily-pond giveth but'peace to me.
—Virna Sheard," in The Canadian
Now, under the rule of the Young
Turks, a determined effort is to be
made to rehabilitate it and make it
something worthy the name. In the
fake navy of Turkey there are 11 battleships, but their condition may be
judged from the statement that nt a
recent inspection the sailors of one of
them were found to be conducting on
deck « nice truck garden for the benefit of the officers.
To build up the nnvy to a condition
befitting the modern pretensions of
Turkey the services of Rear Admiral
Sir Douglns Gamble, of Great Britain,
ha™ be»t secured. Sir Douglas ia
a man of ability. For several years
he was a member of the Naval Intelligence Department of Great Britain
and formerly he wns an attache to the
British Embassy at Paris. Recently
he has been at the head of the torpedo school at Portsmouth.
Audience of One Person.
One of the most successful men of
to-'lf.- I" Mr   Pf,"'"-*"-*  \fp„«l-on. wlirt
is turning out a popular comedy every
month or two. Curiously enough, it
was by writing German trngeclies that
Mr. Maughan first sought fortune nnd
literary fame, and n friend lately
asked him how he came to make so
Vlf.1 —I   ft   nl—nnn  In   t.lto   -vititrr,  of  I'is
writings. "My German tragedies," he
plied the author, "hud few lieu-era,
nnd these hearcra were unsympathetic.
I, in thoae days, wna like the acience
professor who found, one night, that
hia audience consisted of but a single
person. The amphitheatre was very
iarg". The audience, a little man,
sat high ^n anH far bnck on the Inst
bench. 'My friend,' snid the professor genially, 'why don't you come
nearer? You would hear much better on the front row.' 'Ah, rats!'snid
the audience, 'I didn't come in to
listen to you. I came to get warm.' "
Mr. Somerset Mnttghan cannot complain either of the size or entlmsi-
BBtn of the audiences drawn by his
present productions. He holds something of a playwright's record, for, a
short time ago, he had three comedies
running simultaneously in London, a
happy stnte of affairs on which no
other author hns previously been able
to congratulate himself.
Another Mystery Gone.
Sir Oliver Lodge suggests how
house bells tticv ho set ringing without any obvious cause. "The bell
wires collect utmospheric electricity,
by induction or otherwise, which the
walls are insufficiently conducting to
carry off freely • consequently the bells
get charged, ure attracted to a neighboring wall or pipe, and relcaaed sud-'
denly by a spark, i This little lateral
jerk rings the hell." This, he saya,
may explain a phenomenon often ut-
tributed to less familiar causes.
Sir William Van Home Talks on Mo*.
.    ing Wheat Crop.
"No railway company in the world,
no two railway companies, could provide, at a moment, notice, for the
instant transportation of the crop in
the Northwest," said- a,high Canadian Pacific Railway official, in referring to the demand for laborers and
oars in the Northwest, in connection
with the harvesting of the crop .
"We make from ten to fifteen
freight cara every day ol the year,
and we have many thousands of cara
more thia year than we had in past
.years. We will be able to handle the
crop without unnecessary delay. Our
facilities were never equal to what we
ahall have this fall. At the same
time; to provide sufficient freight cara
to bring out the entire crop at a moment's notice, as it were, would mean
thousands upon thousands of idle
cars almost the year round, and an
immense outlay, from which there
would be no return.
"It would be better to have leBS speculation aa to the size ot the crop,
for speculation disturbs almost every
interest. Everything points to a large
crop—possibly larger than that of last
year, and to a wonderfully large demand for labor, the taking to mixed
farming, in certain districts, is a distinct advantage. This practice was
urged, many years ugo, by Sir William Van Home.
"Moreover, we can see that while
the West must depend on the Eaat
from the industrial point of view, in
the new towns local industries are
springing up on every hand, which
makes for a certain self-containment.
It is not merely natural products
which the West have to send out, by
and by. It will have its own manufactured products.
"The American farmer is accustomed to the idea of industrial activity
ciose to his fields—a factory, a mill,
the product of which will supply the
needs oi, a district, nnd the American
farmer, coming to our Northweat, will,
either himself or through hia Bona, begin to set up local industries, according to local needs.
"Everything is doing well. Business
is good, money is easy, and all we
heed is prudent action."
A Chef's Repentance. '
Mr. Arthur Hawkes, of the Canadian Northern Railway, had an experience a few weeks ago which, while
exasperating, had un amusing aspect.
He was escorting a party of Michigan
editors on a trip to Edmonton, and
had secured for them a special dining
car. The chef usually attached to the
car was off duty, and Mr. Pratt, superintendent at Winnipeg of the dining
car service, had assigned an Englishman to the task. To Mr. Hawkes' disgust, the man was incapably intoxicated for pnrt of the trip, but braced
up and showed himself for part of the
trip an efficient servant at the end.
Just before reaching Winnipeg on the
return trip, the Englishman deferentially slipped a note into Mr. Hawkes'
hnnd.   it read:
"Dear Mr. Hawkes: I am guilty.
I have no excuses to offer. But please
do not tell Mr. Pratt, as I do not want
to hurt his feelings."
C.N.R. Development.
Regina has been fixed upon by the
Canadian Northern Railway Co. aa
one of the moat important centres on
the company's system. Occupying the
position, as the Queen City does, almost midwuy between the Great Lakes
and the Pacific Const, ndded to its
other advantages as the capital and
moat important commercial centre of
the largest grain-raising province in
the West, has bo strongly impressed
the management that they have den-
nitely decided to make this city the
city divisional point on their system
between Winnippg on the Eaat and
Edmonton on the West.
{BIBB him this year, for be used to ad.
vise me
Bach Bummer exactly on how to keep I
cool. i
So day would ao by that he would hot!
surprise me .
WItn swne new direction, suggestion or !
rule. |
Ao sure as the sun with Intenseness was j
Deeming j
He told mo the garb and the food to
Whenever my face very redly was gleam-
He piled me wltb lectures 1 never en-
I secretly loathed blm, bo took things »
Be never stopped, gasping, and mopped
at Ms brow.
He never chased ears, never hastened unduly.
Hia collars wero always unwllteo somehow.
Whenever 1 sat drinking things from a
He'd prove by statistics they gave me
more heat.
Ho showed me tbat being a growler and
Increased my discomfort and bade me
keep sweet.
Ho argued each day that I had the wrong
He'd come where I eat ln a chair In tbe
And ply me with rules and Incite me to
not ■
Because of the sweltering points that
he made.
"Don't fluster, don't bluster, don't hurry,
don't worry,"
He urged upon me till 1 nearly went
He argued of coolness each day In that
" Contented, pellucid, calf tone tbat ne
I miss him this year, for he's crossed tht
darn river, ' '
And when 1 think of blm a dread flits
my heart.
1 ponder about him with many a quiver.
And shivery feare through my fancies
will start.
Ob, what It some time when to regions
1, too. take that Journey, 1 meet with
that tool
At home In a booth In the section Infernal
To ado to Its terrors with "how to keep
-Wilbur D. Nesblt In Chicago Post.
Grain Elevators.
In the Province of Saskatchewan no
fewer than 66 clevntors have already
been built this season.\. It is estimated by those qualified to express an
opinion thut by the time the grain
b.eginB to move in the full 200 new
elevators will hnve been erected, with
a capacity of 6.000,000 bushels. If this
be so, the elpvator capacity of Sue-
kntchewan wtll b: increased to 24,-
130,500 bushels.
Tobacco Growing In Alberta.
Tobaccc growing has been successfully carried on in Alberta for the
past three years by Louis Hoy of
Parkland, and thoae competent to
judge state that the lenf, which nvci-
ages 18 inches in length, makes a firat
quality smoking tobacco. The variety
is known aa kenel, and failure of crop
hns yet to recorded. Plnnta are aet
out in July and harvested iu September.
Wanted a Weeping Whale.
Captain H. P. Nunc of tbe Celtic
wna regaling a little group uf Indies
with sea stories.
"One trip," he aaid, "there was a
wouinu who bothered the officers and
me to death about whales. Her oue
desire was to see a whale. A dozen
times a dny sbe besought us to bave
ber called If a whale hove In sight
"I said rather Impatiently to her one
" But. madam, wby are yon ao anxious about this whale question?*
" "Captain," sbe answered, '1 want to
see a whale blubber. It must be very
Impressive to see such an enormous
creature cry.' "-Rochester Herald.
The "Dip" Is an -Indispensable Feature of Every Cattle Farm in the
Antipodes, Where Animals Are Tortured by Ticks—Bush Has a Remarkable Stillness at Night—The
Cry of the Dingoes.
In a recent article in The Standard
of Empire, Lady Arbuthnot gives some
sketche8 of lite in the. Queensland
bush, in Australia. While describing
the road one haa to traverse, ahe
We traversed a "line" or narrow
strip of grass between fences, with
movable fails, where cattle are enclosed. In some places Government
has reserved and fenced in a strip of
land between two properties as a public "lane,"  where any man driving _
Hard to Convince.
As the celebrated soprano began to
sing little Johnnie became greatly exercised' over the gesticulations of tbe
orchestra conductor.
"What's that man shaking bis stick
at ber for?" he demanded Indignantly.
"Sh-h! He's uot shaking his stick
at her."
But Johnnie wns not convinced.
"Tben wbat in thunder's sbe holler.
Ing for?"-Everybody's Magazine.
In the Airship Days.
Designing Spinster—They told me
there wus a mini up bere, but 1 don't
seem to see one:
"Engaged tn thut beautiful girl and
yet not happy?"
"Well, she's gone In by turns for
rowing and tenuis aud horses and
golf and dogs,"
"Say on."
"Sometimes I wonder If I am a
sweetheart er merely a fad."—Louisville Courier-Journal.
Last Hope.
Mistress—Whnt Is that old paint pot
doing on tbe curlier shelf, conk?
Cook-It belongs to a mnn who
worked here four years ago.
Mlstress-You can throw tt out of
the window.
Cook-I'lense not, mistress. It Is all
I have to remember him by.—Meggen-
dorfer Blntter.
Cruel Woman.
"My wife Is one of ihe most Inconsiderate women lu Ihe world."
"Why do you lliluk no?"
•She put n net over the bnby's bed
Inst night, and consequently tbe moa
qultues hardly gave me a chance to
get a wink uf sleep."—Browning's
Anthor-Don't you think my latest
article exhaustive?
Editor—I certainly hope It has ex-
hnusted you sufficiently to prevent
your writing anything more for suin.i
tliiie.-Iloustoti I'ost.
mob of cattle may graze them undisturbed for a night. We also saw. tne
"dip," which 's a necessary accompaniment to all cattle raising.
"Ticks" and "tick fever" are the
curses ot pastoral Queensland, and
great loss of stock occurred till inoculation and dipping were invented.
Nowadays all the young stock are inoculated, and old and young alike are
driven through a narrow pen bf
hurdles and into a "dip" of evil-
smelling liquid disinfectant, into
which they plunge right over their
heads, and emerge bellowing and
snorting. This takes place every three
or four weeks, and I was told that the
beasts which had experienced the relief given trom ticks or other pests
seemed quite ready each time to undergo the ducking again.
At length we bumped down the last
stony hillside leading to the last
creek, and turned in at a gate which
led up through a paddock to tho
house. It was the UBunl wooden bungalow of up-country Australia, but of
quite unusual age, ns it had been
built some forty or fifty yeara back.
Originally, the roof was composed of
wooden shingles, but recently itB owner had covered the shjnglcs with iron,
na they so constantly ,wunted renewing. A scarlet hibiscus filled the end
ol one verandah, a well-grown Isabella vine grown on a light trellis
formed the side of another. There
wna n grass lawn in front of the house
with some flower beds roughly fenced
in with posts and wire. A vegetable
garden, containing familiar beans and
lens, carrots and onions, and unfamiliar orange and lemon, guava and
loquat trees, was laid out on the bank
above the river. The soil was rich,
dark lonm in places, but nenr the
houso the subsoil consisted chiefly .of
white pipeclay, an.I the ground had
to be trenched deer.ly for rosea.
I wns struck by the intense stillness
of the bush. Just ns the sun disappeared behind a hill the Cicadas
struck up.' and crickets nnd frogs
chimed nnd cronked in n marsh near
the house, but as night settled down
the silence became deeper and deeper.
I wns wakened from a sound sleep by
n wailing sound, which seemed taken
up and repented over ond over again.
It was the cry of the dingoes in the
scrub, the eeriest and most melancholy howl I have ever heard. Later
on I was again roused, this time h*»
n pnttcr of velvet-shod feet on the
iron roof above me: faster and faster
they scnmperpd, till suddenly enme
the sounds of conflict und a scuffle
on the verandah. Opossums nnd the
mother of three kittens had come to
blows just outside my glass door.
Even before daylight enme the lonir
whistle of the curlew. The first bird
to greet the dnwn wns n butcher-bird,
with his delicious flute-und-harp notes.
Then came crows, whose harsh voices
sounded like the quack of a duck with
a hnd cold: laughing jackasses
chuckled, parrots flew noisily over tho
tops of tho gum-trees, magpie-larks
joined in the bird orchestra, with their
clenr notes; dingoes slunk home,
leaving tracks in the sandy creek,
'possums dropped oranges from which
thev had neatly scooped out all the
juicy contents, und another Hush day
had begun."
R.eson For It.
"Why Is Maude bo angry wltb tbe!
j photographer?" I
"She found n Inbel on the back of
!  her picture saying, 'The original of
j  this    photograph   Is   carefully   pre I
eerved.'"—Boston Tronscrlut
Pianist Who Dislikes Applause.
M. Leopold (lodowsky, who haa
lately been delighting Londoners by
his pianoforte playing, is i*inoraliy
considered to be tile greatest living
muster of technique. This view is
held by his eccentric collengue, M.
r'achimini], who nlso anys: "Godowsky is the most modest of gr«nt musicians. I, myself nm the most Immodest." M. Godowsky objects to
hand-clapping at concerts, wliich he
thinks spoils the effect of a fine piece,
and would prefer that good music bo
received in silence. He lias a charming little daughter, of whom the following amusing story has been told:
Once she wos asked by her mother
why she wns packing up her toys so
carefully. "I am going to snve them
for my children," answered the child.
"Hut suppose you should never have
any children?" said M. Godowsky.
"Oh, then I shall give them to my
pandcliildrcn," was the reply. THE   REPORTER,   NEW   MICHEL,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA.
I !
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A«lh«r ef "-eei-CetMewie." Ete.
Copyright, IMS, tbe Bobbe-MerrlU
Chapter 16]
fBOM tbe moment her
kiss fell upon tbe fore-
bead of tbe dellrloui
man In tbe cabin Jessica began to be a prey
to new emotions, tbe
significance of which she did not comprehend. Tbat kiss, Bhe told herself
that nlgbt, bad been given to her dead
Ideal that bad lain tbere tn Ita purifying grave clothes of forgetfulness. Yet
It burned on her lips, as that other kiss
in a darkened room had bnrned afterward, but with a sense of pleasure, not
of hurt It took ber back Into crimson
meadows wltb ber lost girlhood and its
opaled outlook—and Hugb.
But largest of all ln her mind next
day waa anxiety. Sbe mnst know bow
be fared. In tbe open daylight the
could not approach tbe cabin, bot (be
reflected that the doctor  bad  been
rior over on the threshold wltb a
contemptuous amusement "Almost
tbougbt 1 was In church," be said. He
took off his coat and lazily watched
the other cook tbe frugal evening meal
"Excuse my not volunteering." he observed. "You do It so nicely I'm* almost afraid you'll have another attack
or tbat forgettery of yours and go back
to the old line."
Presently be looked at tbe bunk,
clean and springy witb fresh ont spruce
shoots. Be went Into tt knelt doWu
aud thrust an arm Into tbe empty
space beneath It He got np hastily.
"What have you done with that?" be
demanded, wltb an angry snarl.
"Wltb wbnt?" Harry turned hla head
as be set two tin plates on tbe bare
"Wltb what waa under here."
"There was nothing tbere but an old
horse skin," said Barry "It la hanging
on the side of the cabin."
Wltb an oath Prendergast flung open
tbe door and went outside. He re-entered quickly with tbe wblte bide In
his arms, wrapped It In a blanket and
thrust It back under tbe bunk
"Haa any one been bere today since
you put tt out tbere?" be aaked quick-
"The rent ut only suirpivttm.y
"No," said Harry, surprised. "Why?"
Prendergast chuckled.   The cbuckle
grew to a guffaw, nnd he sat down,
slapping hia thigh.  Presently be went
tbere and no doubt bad carried some j to the wall, took the chamois skin bag
report of him to the town. So aa the
morning grew Bhe rode down the
mountain ostensibly to get tbe cherry
cordial abe bad left behind her the day
before, really to satisfy ber hunger for
news. *.
As It happened Mrs. Halloron's Ont
greeting set ber anxiety at rest Prendergast bud bought some tobacco at that came from."
Prendergast  poured
from Its hiding place ond poured some
of Its yellow contents Into hla palm.
"That's wby. Do you remember that
Harry looked at It "Gold dust," he
eald. "I seem to recall tbat I am
going to begin work In tbe trencb tomorrow. There ahould be more wbere
tbe  gold back
Into tbe bag wltb a cunning look. The
otber bad asked for no share of It
At thnt  moment he decided to say
tbe general store an hoar before while
she had been making ber dally or*der,
and tbe storekeeper had questioned
him.   To nn Interested audience be
had told of the finding of Hngh on nothing of tbe evening before, of the
the mountain road ln a sort of crazy j K«H  or tbe horseback  Journey,  lest
fever and enlarged upon the part tne!Hugh, cudgeling bis brains, might re-
glrl on horseback bad played.   Hngh I member be bad been offered a half.
was all right now, he said, except that i    "There's  plenty  more   where that
be didn't remember him or the cabin! <*me from, all right" he aaid, "and
or Smoky Mountain.
What Prendergast bad said Mrs.
Halloran told Jessica In a breath. Before she finished ahe found tbat Jes-
I'll teach you again bow to get tt one
of tbese days."
Prendergast said  little  during the
meal.   When the table was cleared he
ilea had not heard of the Incident ln Ut bis pipe and ook from a shelf a
.the saloon which bad precipitated the hoard covered wltb penciled figures
tight with Devlin, and with sytnpa:- »■** scrutinized It
tbettc rhetoric Mrs. Halloran told this
"Why does Smoky Mountain bat*
Hope you remember bow to play
old sledge?" be said.
Harry did not move.    Aa tbey ate
blm so?   What has be done?" asked he had been wondering bow long he
' Mrs. Halloran shook ber bead.
, never  knew  an} tblng
myself," sbe
aaid Judiciously. "I reckon the town
■alius counted blm Just a general low
-own. Tbo rest Is only suspicion an'
give the dog a bad name."
There bad been comfort for Jessica
In this Interview. Mrs. Halloren'a
story had materially Increased tbe
poignant force of ber pity. Wbat bad
seemed to her a vulgar brawl had
been In reality a courageous and unselfish championship of a defenseless
outcast Thinking of tbls, the self
blame and contrition wbleb sbe had
felt when ahe listened to the violin
•ssslled ber anew, till sbe seemed a
■very part of the guilt an equal sinner
by omission.
Tet sbe rode homeward tbat day
■With almost a light heart
•       •       e       e       •       «       •
As Harry stood In tbe cabin doorway looking after Prendergast toward
tbe town, glistening far below In tbe
morning sunlight he thought bitterly
of bis reception tbere.
"Tbey all knew me." he thought
"Every one knew me—on the street In
the hotel. They know me for what I
bave been to tbem. Yet to me It In all
a blank. Wbnt shnuieful deeds bnve I
done?" He abrank from memory now.
"What wns I doing so fnr nway, where
was I going, on the night wheu I was
picked up beside tbe railroad track?' I
may be a druuknrd," he said to blmself. "No, In tbe past month 1 huve
drunk hard, but not for the taste of the
liquor. I may be a gambler. I may be
a cheat, a thief. Yet how la It possible
for had deeds to lie blotted out and
len re no trace? Actions breed habit If
they do not spring from It, nnd habit
automatically repented becomes char
acter. I feel no Inherent proiienslty b>
rob or defraud. Sball 1? Will tbese
things come buck to me If my memory
In the battle that.be fought now he
turned, even ln his wenkness, to manual labor, striving tn dull bis thought
with mechanical m^'ement He cleaned aud put to rights both rooms and
sorted their litter of odds nnd ends
But nt times the Inclination to escape
became well nigh Insupportable. When
the conflict was fiercest, he wonld
think of u girl's face once seen, nnd
the thought would restrain hlm. Who
wns she? Why hnd her look pierced
through him? In thnt hnteful career
that seemed so curiously alien could
sbe bave hnd a part?
He did not know thnt she of whom
he wondered in the bitterest of those
hours had been very near hlm; thut on
her wny up the mountain she hud
stolen down tn the Knob tn look
through tbe parted bushes to the cabin
with the bine spiral rising from Its
Though the homely task tn which he
turned fulled to allay his struggle bv
■iiguiiaii. niirry niui put the warring
elements under When Prendergast re
turned nt supper time, the candle waa
lighted In Its wall litis, the dinted tea
kettle was singing over a crackling
tire and Harry was perspiring over tbe
scouring of the Insl nlensll
Preude'rmat looked the orderly Inte-
rould abide that sinister presence. As
he was about to speak a knock came
at the cabin door, .and Prendergast
opened It ,
The visitor Harry recognized Instantly. It was the man who had
called for fair play at the fight before
tbe saloon, who bad drawn him Into
tbe hotel.
Felder carried a bundle under his
arm. He nodded curtly to Prendergast and addressed himself to Harry.
"I am the bearer of a gift from
some one In tbe town," be aaid. "1
have been asked to deliver this to
you." He put the bundle Into the
other's hands.
Harry drew op one of the chairs
hastily. "Please sit down," he said
courteously. He looked at the bundle
curiously. "Et eos dona ferentes." he
said slowly. "A gift from some one
ln the town!"
A keen surprise flashed Into tbe lawyer's glance.   "The quotation Is clus-
'It was his express vHsh that I give the
violin to vou."
sic," he said, "but It need not apply
here." He took the bundle, unwrapped
It und disclosed a battered violin. "Let
me explain," he continued. "For tbe
owner of this you fought a battle yes-
terdny. You tested Its tone a little
later. It seems that you are a master
of the most difficult of Instruments.
There wus a time, I believe, when tbe
old mnn wna Its master also. He wus
once, they sny, the conductor of nn
orchestra lu San Francisco. Drink and
tho devil finally brought blm down
For three years past be has lived In
Smoky Mountain. Nobody knows bis
name. The town bas always called
blm 'Old Despair.' You did hlm what
Is perhaps the Urst renl kindness he
has ever known nt Its hands. He has
done the only thing he could to requite
Harry hnd colored painfully aa Pel.
der begun to speak. His voice was unsteady as be ntiBwered:
"I appreciate it. I am deeply -grateful,
but It la quite Impossible tbnt I accept
It from hlm."
"You need not heRttnte." said the
Inwycr "Old Despair needs It no longer He died Inst night tn Devlin's
dance hall, where he played when he
was sober enough for hla lodging I
happened to he near by, nud I assure
you It was bnt express wish tbat i *give
the violin to you."     '
Rising, he held out his band. "Good
night" he said. "I hope your memory
will soon return. The town Is much Interested In your case."
The flush grew deeper ln Hnrry'a
cheek, though be saw there waB nothing Ironical ln the remark. "I scarcely
hope so mnch," he replied. "I am
learning tbat forgetfulness baa Ita advantages."
(To be Continued.)
The Modern Way.
One friend wbo has spent a king
and useful life aud looks ^ood for anotber balf century expects his reward
In heaven aud meantime la a pblloH-
opber. He can talk on any subject
under the sun, from "the flower of
poesy" to "tbe precession of the equinoxes." He apparently knows the
"Iliad" and "Odyssey" by neart. so I
knew that wbeu he handed me a bit
ot verse It must lie good.
"Here Is a hymn on the solar system or some otber lofty theme."
tbougbt I, placing tbe sheet in my letter case. Wben 1 arrived home 1 read:
The Heard climbed a wall.. We climbed tt
Ho climbed It twin-then crawled away.
The bee sipped a nower.   Bo sipped tt
Be sipped it twice-then flew away.
The man kissed a maid.   Bo kissed her
He kissed her twice-then walked away.
The wall wasn't sunny; the flower bad no
honey; '
Tho maid had no money.  Funny!
Tbe problem now la whether tbe contribution Is a Joke or a gem.—National
Pllksrton Won tho Raoo.
At one of tbe regattas of tbe National Association nf American Oarsmen during the early nineties James
Pllkerton. for many years tbe champion sculler of America, was matched
to row double against anotber team.
He and bis mate were tbe champions.
and tbe general belief waa tbat tbey
would win without effort. But tbe
nlgbt before tbe regatta public opinion
suddenly and mysteriously changed.
Mr. Pllkerton knew that this waa uot
caused by any new development of
strength In bis opponent or any loss of
skill on bis own purt. After making
some qntet Inquiries he discovered that
tbere was talk nf his rowing mate having been bought up by tbe other side
snd of an arrangement to throw tbe
He didn't say anything about bis suspicions, but wben tbe two men were
sested ln the shell nnd were well out
Into tbe deep water be leaned over to
bis mate and said:
"Look bere, ynu blooming; cutthroat!
f ou've got to swim, drown or win thli
race!  You know me!" He won.
How He Got Out ot It.
"I finds you." said Brother Dickey
as he entered tbe house of the lay
member at tbe dinner hour—"I say. I
finds you settln' down befo' true er de
biggest dinners I ever been, an' I
wants ter ax yon. plain an' simple, did
you or did you not come by it honest?"
"Br'er Dickey," replied tbe lay member, "dis Is one time lu my life dat I
Is too  full  fer  utterance!"
Tho Vain Mosquito.
Bald the July mad mosquito
As he hummed the way along:
"I wonder why the mocking birds
Don't Imitate my song.
I sing all night, and so do they,
And 1 can beat them night or dayt
"But the man there 'neath the coverlet
My music understands.
He's giving me an encore.
Just hear iihn clap his hanr***!
.**t*s music I was born to leach,
But keep me trom my pupils' reach'*"
—Atlanta Constitution.   .
As Amended.
His Wlfe-Chnrlty covers a roultt.
tude of sins, tbey sny.
Her Husband-Yes; It certainly does,
especially when It begins at home,
A Warning.
The 81ugger-An''see here; you don't
Waaler be goin' nround bruggiu' dat It
waa me wot snaked ynu. see!
Elevator Etiquette.
"Po you think a man ought to tnke
off his bat In an elevator when there
are ladles present?"
"Nut If lie Is prematurely hnld nnd
the ladles are young."-Houston 1'ust.
Entirely Different.
"What! Speud *1CU on a bathing
"Now. hnhby. this Isn't a bathing
suit. This Is a bench custuuie."-Kun-
bus City Journal.
When Vou Go to Paris Don't Turn Us.
Your Nose at Mussels.
Ynu will find in Parta a small restaurant Just Inside tbe street entrance
presided over by a waiter wbo has apparently been fort; years of age for
tbe lust twenty years. He bas a
friendly, alert air. and anything In the
world tbat you want be will prompt";
You will naturally order some sort
of potuge or something tbat your fancy suggests; but whatever else you da
be sure to call tor mussels. 1 can see
you turning up your nose st tbln. In
America wbo eats mussels except at
rare times—perhaps some pickled mussels? Tbey are wltb us ln tbe same
category as tripe.
Hut behold the genius of tbe French!
Wben tbe waiter brings in an enormous silver bowl with a domelike silver cover and wben be removes the
cover, tben yon forget everything lo
i the world except tbe delicious7 savory
smell of the steam which rises from
the myriad shells tbat open lovingly
for yon to extract from*- tbem tbe dainty sea flavored muasel tbat lurks within.
Mussel, did 1 say? No: tbese are not
the ordinary mussels tbat Americana
know. French gastronomic genius haa
transformed tbeui Into inoulea marl-
nlere. ln some deftly magical way the
French chef bas. Imparted a delicious
suggestion to tbe monies, Juat that Indefinable, evanesreut memory of gar
llc-gnrllc which In the bnnds ot tbe
ordinary cook Is an offensive and deadly weapon, but wbleb In tbe bands ol
a cook of high degree-un arttst ln
fact-Is a meansifor achieving some ol
the supreme triumphs of his art.
After the monies you will huve anything you care for-dalnty slices of
galantine or sliced capon nestling amid
watercresses and then perhaps somf
peaches in a little basket where tbe
fruit Is Infolded In leaves from iu
own tree und ripened to precisely tbe
right turn on some undent wull lo
tbe sunshine of an old French garden,
tben perhaps some pulled bread and
a bit of Uumembert and a Cafe Maza
gran In it long glass. No one remembers now tbe battle that gave its name
to tbls particular preparation of coffee, whlcb shows that men may come
and empires muy fall aud armies may
be dashes Into fragments upon tbe battlefield, but the genius of cookery remains triumphant and ita achievements are never lost-Bookman.
Circus Families That Have Been So
for Many Generation*.
Circus folk—unlike their theatrical
cousins in general—save their money.
Their vigorous training forbids dissi-
{ pation and late hours, and their busy
life keeps their minds intent on their
'work; the   circus  managament, too,
j encourages   thrift,, from   the   high-
salaried    performers   down   to   the
stake-driving squads.  Board, lodging,
and traveling expenses are paiu    i
the show, and salary cheques are held
in trust at the commissary.   There
is no reason why one should not leave
at  the  season's end with  nearly  a
■Whole season's earnings.
Nearly all the best performers have
come into their occupation by heredity. Ninety, per cent, ol them, it is
said, can be included within thirty
families, some of which go back to
the circus days of the seventeenth
The Chirinis of Italy, an equestrian
family, go back to 165S, when their
women rode before tbe Royal Court.
The Bonairs claim a circus lineage,
unbroken, of two hundred and twenty,
five years. The ClarkonianB have
owned a circus in Ireland for over a
hundred years, and the sixth genera,
tion of the family is now doing aerial
work in this country.
The clean, hearty camaraderie existing between the men and women
of the circus is good to Bee, the more
so because it is so unconsciously genuine. It would be quite impossible
for one or more intruders to disturb
it; it is too well grounded.
And the circus fnmily is domestic,
too, in its states. The little compartments on the "Pullmans" are
quite homelike in appearance, with
the evidences here- and there, in the
embroidered counterpanes, the small
siik window-curtains, the brackets for
toilet articles, of a home-loving woman's left hand; so, too, are the dressing-rooms, even if they are taken up
and put down every day. And in
ever^ one after rehearsal hours you
will find a group of women industriously sewing and embroidering—or,
perhaps, schooling their children.
There's a family group of tumblers,
for instance—lour women, two men,
and three boys. They ure called the
"La PolomaB," but that is a stage
name. Their real name is something
like Ilnuptenhcimer, but, being true
circus folk, they mention it always
with a blush and quick apology; and
strive to keep it darkly hidden till
they get bnck each winter to their
farm in Kansas. The women are
blond. German, and practical, and
they do all their sewing while "out on
the road."
Death Often Unkind In tho Manner ol
Their Taking Off.
Of the mouarcha wbo have reigned
over England since the days of tbe
Norman conquest nearly one-quarter of
the,number have met violent deaths
William 1. was killed by a fall from
his horse, William II. was shot while
bunting, whether by accident'or design In still one of tbe unsolved prob
lems of history; Richard 1. was killed
by a shaft from a crossbrow while
besieging tbe city of Cbaluz. In France:
Richard 11. was murdered In I'nntefract
castle, Edward II. was murdered In
Berkeley castle and Edward V. ln the
Tower of London. Richard 111. wa!
killed on the battlefield of Bosworth,
and Cbarles 1. bud bis bead cut oft ln
Elizabeth's death was Listened by
remorse tbut sbe bad ordered tbe execution of Essex, and ber sister Mary
sickened and died stain nfter tbe lost
of Calais, declaring that the name ot
that city would be fouud after death
written on ber heart Tbe death ol
Edward Ill.'a son, tbe Black Prince,
caused tbe aged monarch to die ol
grief. So. after the hiss of bis son
In the Wblte Ship, Henry I. was never
Been to smile again and lived only a
short time. Henry VI. and George III
were InBane dnrlng the latter years
of their reigns aud finally died from
what In tbese daya would be called
pareals. Cbarles II., Henry VIII., Ed.
ward IV, and George IV. hastened their
deaths by tbe lives they lived. Only
two mouarcha died of tbat great national scourge, consumption. Tbey
were Edward VI. and Henry VII.
'Queen Anne's deutb was due as mucb
as anything else to overfeeding. Only
two monnrebs. Henry VI. and George
III., died after long Illnesses.
What Would He Do With It?
A tanner owned a dog-a very good,
high bred and thoroughly trained dog
-that every morning fur tbree yeara
chased a railway train that run past
tbe farm. Tbe farmer and his wife
were watching the persistent but vain
pursuit oue warm morning.
"1 wonder." tbe wife said, "what
makes tbat foolish dog cbase the train
so persistently."
"Never thon<:ht about that." replied
the farmer, "but I've often wondered
what he would do If he caught It"
What He Wanted.
Professional Guide (to palace car
porten-l huve nn English lord in
charge, and 1 want him to get a good
Impression of tbe comforts of travel
In tbln country. Here's 15. Porter-
Yes, sah. Do you want me to gib blm
extra attention. Bah? Gulde-Greal
Scott, no! I wnnt you to keep away
from blm!-New York Weekly.
       ... i
Tommy Atkins on the Range.
Subaltern-Wbat on earth are you
fellows doing? There hasn't lieen a till
signaled for tbe lust half hour, I»rl-
vate-1 think we.must 'ave shot tbe
marker, sir!—London Punch.
Bnnd-TWt you realize tbnt tnat-
rlage hrondetw a mnn? Benedict—Oh,
yes; I suppose It can be put thnt wny,
lint "ftnttenn" Is the word I've alwuyi
used.-London Express. **•
Spurgeon and Major Pond.
Major Pond, who was responsible
for introducing to the public some ol
the greater and lesser lights of the
lecture platform, had many an experience full of eccentric humor. Sometimes his charges met him with the
greatest good humor. Often those
whom he approached felt compelled to
beat buck his persuasions nlmost at
the point of the bayonet, for i ohody
was so persuasive as Major Pond,
The great preacher, Charles Spurgeon, repulsed him in an ascending
scale of denial.   The first reply ran:
"It will only be a waste o, nine tor
you to see me, as I am not ut all in
your iine."
The second said:
"Your good nutured pertinacity is
so admirable that I trust you will not
waste it upon an impossible oiijeet.
The whole oi Americu in bullion would
not tempt me to deliver one such lecture."   -
The third reply wsr conclusive:
"I have in us plain n manner as
possible declined to make your acquaintance, and I beg, with all courtesy and decision, to do the same
again, I know your business, and I
have no wiah to enter upon it
A Queen Made a Color Famous.
Murie Antoinette enrly in the Bummer of 1775 uppenred before the king,
her husband,' in a lustrous dress ol
chestnut brown, and he remarked,
laughing, "That puce color is delightfully becoming to you." Very soon all
the court ladies had puce colored
gowns, but the color not being univer-
saliy becoming and less extravagant
than light brilliant tints the fashion
of puce colored toilets waB adopted
by the upper middle class more than
by the nobility, and dyers could hardly fill their orders. The varying shades
were given the most peculinr names,
none of them attractive, "fiea'B buck,"
"Puris mud' and "indiscreet teara"
being the most euphonious.
The Stone Tree.
There is a tree which grows in
Mexico called the "chijol," or stone
tree. It is of enormous proportions,
both in circumference und height. It
has a number of brunches spreading
out widely and currying leaves of a
yellowish green color. The wood is
extremely fine and easily worked in a
green state. It is not given to either
warping or splitting. The wonderful
part about it is that after being cut
the wood gets gradually harder and
in the course of a lew years it is absolutely petrified, whether left in the
open air or buried in the ground.
From this timber houses can be built
that would in a few years become
completely fireproof and would last as
though built of stone.
How Ihe Cure Worked.
A man suffering from a stubborn attack of insomnia was advised by a
weii-ti.eaniiiR ti.lend to trv ,, number
of leg and toe exerciseB after retiring.
A few days afterward li!t was approached by hiB Irieu I with inquiries
as to the result of his suggestion.
"Well," Baid the insomniac laconically, "I reckon thoae exercises are all
right, Jim, but when I had tried them
all it was time to get up."
Easily Changed.
Said the magistrate to the' officer:
"But this man doesn't correspond to
the description. He has no deep Bear
on his foreheud."
"Well," replied the officer, "that
can be easily supplied, hnd, besides,
] think I am entitled to ut least a portion ol the J5CD reward foi bringing
hiui here.   It was no- eu>y job."
! Stockbroker Who Wears Coats  With
|     Movable Sleeves—Actor Wear* Dinner   Jackets  With Bright Colored"
|      Ribbon    Bindings—Coat Made    ot
Hair of Man's Wife and Daughters.
Some of my customers have extra
ordinary notions regarding clothing,
and now and again I am called upon
to make a suit Irom material which-
is nevet found within a tailor's Bhop,
said a fashionable tailor in the West
End to the writer the other day. Only-
last week an elderly gentleman required me to- make a suit out of a.
blanket which he had had dyed »'
A prominent K.C. always wears a*
brown suit, and during the last three
years He has to my knowledge never
ordered a suit of any other color. He-
dbns trousers and coat of a brown
hue because that is the color of his*
wife's hair. Whenever he requires »
new suit he invnrinhly Beds me a-
small tuft ol hair from his wife's*.
head, with a request for a pattern a&
near to the shade as possible,
A stockbroker Wears great and under
coats with movable sleeves. The-
sleeves are fastened tc the shoulder-
by an ingenious arrangement of hi*
own invention, and the fit of the garments is not interfered with in any
way. ThiB gentleman's trousers are-
somewhat unique, owing to the fact
that no buttons appear on them. The
frontB are iastened with a particular-
kind oi clasp, resembling that found
on gloves, while safety pins attach"
the tops to the inside"I lining of the
waistcoats, making suspenders unnecessary.
One of our bestkk^iown actors always wears coats that are braided.
iHs dinner jackets are bound with
gay-colored ribbon, and the waistcoats-
he wears witli them are hand-painted
with forget-me-nots. The painting is
done by a first-rate artist, who charges-
me seven guineas for each waistcoat
I place ir. his hands to decorate on
behalf of my customer. The waistcoats, I might Bay, are made of a fine-
white leather.
A judce who always comes to me
when he is in need ol new wearing:
apparei designs his own suits. This
gentleman is very eccentric with regard to his pocket-flaps, and he is-
conatantly changing their size and
shape. Not long ago he commissioned
me to make ior him a riding suit.
The Beat and inner leg parts of the
knickers were to be ol leather, and'
painted to imitate the cloth—n check
—of which the suit was otherwise
composed. When 1 had completed the-
suit, the leather portions were so well
painted thut the juoVe himseli at first
thought I had disobeyed his order,
and had made the knickerB entirely
of cloth.
A well-known Bportaman wears in.
the hunting field a waistcoat -nanu-
lectured Irom the Hair of his wile an*
five daughters. 1 had to call in the
services ol a wig-maker in construct
in" this garment.
This reminds me that an artist living in Paris hns a coat woven of human hair. The collar and cuffs of
this novel garment are of black hait.
•while the body and sleeveB are of
The late Mr. Samuel Pope, K.C, a
man oi particularly heavy build, was-
always measured ior hiB clothes sitting down. He found that when he
was measured in the customary way
he looked ridiculous in his clothes'
when aeated. Oh account of his enormous proportions, Mr. Pope was
permitted to address the court seated,
nnd. so that he would look ell rtn+t
In his clothes when in that position-
he was always measured lor litem i.i
the wav deacribed.
One 61 my customers wears a suit
of clotheB which in color resembles*-
the coat of his dog—a tawny poodle.
Moreover, his overcoat is of the same
color, and on the inside breast nocKf,
ol this garment there is woven in Bilk,
an admirable portrait of the dog. It
apears that this animal Baved its
mastcr'B life by awakening him in the
dead of night when his house caught
lire Bome years ago. In memory of
the deed my customer carries the-
dog's portrait about with him, anil
wears clothes that match the color of
the dog's coat.
Classic Noises.
Of all the men whose fate it has1
been to live in hourly drend of noise,
Piatti the cellist, was chief. "I have*'
lived.' Baid he, "in Spain, where th.r
BerenoB awaken you at every hour of
night to iniorm you of the state c.f
the weather. I have sojourned itv
Holland, where men are paid expressly to arouBe you by shaking it
rattle to tell you the hour nnd wish
you good night. I have even 'slept''
in Antwerp notwithstanding the
chimes which play every hnlf hour
variations of the 'Carnival of Venice'"
and every hail hour the bass drum
air ol the caid. Thus, you see, I am
well organized for peace, yet'I thirst*
lor more than one man'B blood."—
London Chronicle.
A nobleman wns once showing a
friend a rare collection ol preciour?
stones which he had gathered at »
great expense and enormous amount
of labor. "And yet," he said, "they
yield me no income."
His friend replied, "Come with me,,
and I will show you two stones whiclt
cost me but $26 each, yet they yieli*
me a considerable income." He took
the owner of the gems to his gristmilt
and pointed to two gray millstone*
which were always busy grinding. '
out grist;
Wild Apples;
In the Sandwich Islands the apple has become/ wild, nnd whole-
foreBtti of trees, many acres in extent, are found in various partB of th"-
country. They extend from the Wei
ol the sea fur up into the mountain
siden. It Is said that miles of thes'r
npple forest!) enn occasionally be*
Been, and' very beautiful they are,
both when in flower and in Iruii.
Cupid raw
j_ ART.
•After the Explanation the Studio
Plans Were Abandoned.
"See bere, Connie, I can't go a step
farther. |If you want to carry out
the rest of your program for today
you wtll have to do It by yourself. 1
am tired out And here ure tbese bome
papers I bnve been carrying around
all morning without even a chance to
glance ln them." .    . —•
Mrs. Curwin emphasized her remarks
by sinking down on une of the benches
In front of tbe Pavilion des Arta In-
dustrleux. Soon she was burled In ber
papers, quite forgetful of foreign surroundings.
One glance at tbe daughter showed
that sbe was tbe general of tbe little
exploring party. Filled with a determination to see everything at the exposition, Bhe hod been "personally Inducting" her meek minded mother for
a week. Mrs. Curwin was hankering
for the allurements of tbe French
shops, but Connie bad been resolute.
Tbe exposition first aud Paris afterward waa ber motto.
But today she waa wise enough to
overlook this sudden Insubordination.
Besides, sbe was tired herself. -So
tbere she sat, idly watching tbe stream
of passing people. What contrasts In
figure and costume met ber eye—English, Turks, Hindoos, Japanese and.
more numerous than all, Americans.
Connie saw her compatriots wltb a
thrill (if pride—the girls so much more
beautiful than tbelr foreign sisters, tbe
men bo tall and broad shouldered. Oh,
the American men! Sbe would choose
them every time. A tender smile parted her lips. Her mother's voice broke
I'er reverie:
"Why, I can't believe my eyes! Well,
well!"   And she paused ns If overcome.
Connie leaned over and lead the exciting paragraph:
"Mr. and Mrs. Van Ingen announce
tbe engagement of their daughter
Maud to James Wortmnn Pennington
Ot tbls city."
Connie started In spite of herself.
"Jim!   And be never told me!"
"That's Just wbat I'd like to know.
How did be ever work It up In such n
trBIRX was no mirtakdiq bim now.   II
hurry? Why. we bave been gone only
two months, and before that be was
always hanging round after you."
Sbe fairly sputtered Ui her excite
meat, but a glnnce at her il. lighter's
face calmed ber. It wore the look of
one stunned by the shock of u sudden
"Of course," she went On more quietly. "It muy have been going on for a
long time. Muud Is uot pretty," wltb
au admiring guzc nf ber own daughter,
"hut she Ib klud and pleasant. He
might bave done worse."
Connie bad started to ber feet.
"Yes, be might bnve d,otie worse,"
sbe echoed. "But 1 shall wrlto him a
mite tonight and scold hlm for not
having told mc before—me, whom be
vailed his best friend. Now, mother, If
you are determined not to see anything more todny you can easily Und
your way bome. 1 will follow out the
program alone." And, picking up ber
guidebooks, sbe hurried off.
Mi's. Curwin gazed after ber wltb a
growing uuxiety. Did Connie really
Mennwhile the trim, little figure wus
hurrying down it long aisle. Her eyes
pussed over a kaleidoscopic succession
ot objects that somehow failed tn
make any Impression on her brain
Tbe exposition roared and flashed
around ber, and lu her mind one train
ot thoughts kept repeating witb a horrible persistency.
Jim enguged-ber Jim! Yes, he hnd
been her Jim, she said almost savagely; hnd been her best friend for evet
ao long. She had been coquettish and
-tried with the other boys, but be bad
known nil iilung, she felt sure. Hud
be only been flirting witli her? No.
ni>! But here he wns. engaged to nil-
•flier girl! And tlien tbe whole miserable circuit begun once more.
She came home to the pension so
white ond weary thnt her mother was
alarmed, hut she plended fatigue and,
weiit oft* to bed like a tired child.
Poor Mrs. Curwin wns mucb per-
piexod hi the days thnt followed. Con-
Die seemed the usual Connie, but wbat
had Inspired the gltl with this Insane
notion of staying In Parte to study
art? She argued and scolded, but all
ln vain. Connie was a young persoi
of a determined mind, and on tbls
subject sbe was more than usually determined. Her motber finally resigned
herself to the prospect of being an exile trom ber beloved native land, tor, of
course, wbere Connie stayed she bad
to stay, too, until Connie wearied of
tbls latest whlra. Mrs. Curwin de-*"
voutly hoped that It would be soon.
However, there was one alleviation
for ber misery, Connie seemed to bare
lost ber enthusiasm over doing tbe exposition. She spent ber time Investigating art schools and studios, leaving
her mother to plunge Into all the delights ot shopping, of wbleb tbe good
woman did not soon tire. To be sure,
Connie mlgbt bave shown a little more
Interest In her purchases. It waa all
very well to say that as an art student
she Would need few clothes. Mrs. Curwin knew better. Connie bad always
been fond of clothes, and some day abe
would wake up from ber art dreams
and find tbat her wardrobe was bare.
But her daughter's Indifference "to
her real Interests" did not prevent
Mrs. Curwin from entering eagerly
Into all her plans for tbe studio. If
only tbey had brought some ot their
bome furniture with tbem! Connie
tried to explain patiently bow out of
place the heavy, elegantly upholstered
pieces would be In a studio and bow
much more delightful It would be to
pick [up tbe necessary tblngs one at a
time ln the various curio shops. This
last Idea was balm to ber mother's
ruffled feelings. It offered such Infinite possibilities for. shopping.
With tbls laudable object In view
sbe soon became a familiar figure to
all the curio dealers. Connie was
usually the Interpreter, but If, as often
happened, she did not care to go Mrs.
Curwin never lacked tbe courage' to
go alone. Eacb day sbe came home
with some new treasure, and tbe girl
bad not tbe heart to spoil ber delight
by reminding ber that tbey already
bad enough traps to fill two ordinary
These were weary days for Connie,
and yet sbe was too proud to confide
her sufferings to her motber. Wbat
good would it do anyway to disturb
that serenity? And sbe bad bnd no
word from Jim lu answer to ber note.
Smnll wonder, for what could be Bay?
And yet—and yet—be might have—
Sbe had been sitting on a bench In
the Jardln des Tuilertes, and now she
rose with a start and tried to enjoy
tbe fountains splashing and glittering
under the July sun and tbe pretty
French children with their bonnes In
peasant caps.
As she glanced down the path she
saw a weil dressed American looking
from side to side ns If ln search nf
some one. Her heart gave a leap. He
looked like- Nonsense! She was always Imagining tbnt sbe saw him.
The gentleman came directly toward
her. There was uo mistaking blm
now.   It wns Jim.
She gazed at him. Tben tbe glad
light died from ber face.
"You!   Here!" she said slowly.
"Just got In from New York." was
the cheerful reply. "Found your motber on tbe Rue de ItlvolL so here I am."
And he took ber unresisting hand.
"You don't- say you're glad to see
me. That's rough when a chap comes
bo many miles to see you, dear."
The "dear" ncted like an electric
shock. Wrenching free her hand, sbe
faced him with blazing eyes.
"You know you ougbt not to be bere.
You ought to be at Newport witb
Jim seized botb bnnds uow. He bnd
forgotten the people, forgotten everything but the white, tense face of the
little American girl. '■
"Connie, dear, it's all a dreadful mistake, and I came over Just aa soon as
I could arrange It to tell you the.truth.
It's Cousin James, from Colorado, wbo
Is engaged to Maud, and tbe stupid
newspaper made the error. But I
never guessed you'd care so much,
Wi... Curwlu found them at the pension Bitting in tbe dusk. As usual, ber
arms were filled wltb bundles.
"Connie." she cried triumphantly, "I
hnve found the greatest bargains for
your studio—n pair of bellows and a
leather cushion nnd"—
'"Studio!" Jim Interrupted. Somehow Connie bnd forgotteu to tell hlm
about ber winter plans.
He listened to Mrs. Cumin's explanations with it smile.
"1 guess weil be mnking use of nil
these things lu New York/ won't we,
And Connie smiled back a "Yes."
A Written Opinion.
A portly and pompous mun once held
a commission as brigadier general ol
mllltln nud a license tn practice Inw,
neither of which he had much occasion to use. He finally had a cane he-
fore the sufiretne court and proudly
hoped to see his name In the reports
us counsel for the plaintiff nbove a
long and elaborate opinion of tbe court
When bis case was called on opinion
day be wan enraged to henr the simple announcement from the bench, "Affirmed."
After the court adjourned he went to
Judge McKlnney. whom he knew well,
and said. "Judge. 1 thought thnt the
supreme equrt at least would obey tbe
"Wherein hns the court failed?"
nsked the Judge.
"The Inw requires thnt a written
opinion be delivered In every ense thli
court tries, and none was delivered in
this cane."
The Judge had the rolled record
brought to him and glanced nt the bottom of the paee. Placing bls/nnger
on tbe abbreviation "AfT'd." he snid
to the ambitious general; "See their
'AfT'd.'   Isn't that a written opinion?
A West   African    Native    Religious
The glaring tropical sun beats down
fiercely on the half-baked earth) Irom
which rises a thick, choking dust,
caused by the shuffling oi" many naked feet. To \the accompaniment of
the monotonous throb of the tom-tom
a crowd of half-naked natives beat,
time automatically with hands and
"Sway in unison with their bodies,
chanting the while a refrain which
has no apparent tune or any end.
Into the open space in the centre
bursts the ju-ju witch dancer. A huge
two-faced painted wooden mask encloses his bead, and he iB robed in a
gaudy costume of embroidered velvet
plush, while in his hands are two
fluttering fans. The mask, with staring goggle eyes, fixed mechanical repulsive Bmile, aqd painted rows df
huge cannibalistic teeth, advances And
retires, bovring to the assembled chiefs
who are seated in conclave apart from
the crowd. ,
Then, to the quickened beat of tomtoms, he pirouetteB, twists, and finally whirls round in a mad orgie of
motion. Faster and faster go the
drums, and still faster gyrates the
spinning, whirling, human teetotum
in the centre, with its'grinning eor-
gon hend and gaudy robes. The people, yell, wild with unrestrained excitement, and the dust rises, choking
and stifling in the burning sun. At
last, exhausted, the dancer stops, and
sinks into a seat, while spectators surround him and reverently lifting his
robe (they must not expose his hidden face) vigorously fan the hot,
breathless man. After a brief interval, during which the Crowd indulge
in draughts of palm wine or petoe
(native sour beer made from maize),
the dancer again rises, and again performs the same dance with apparently undiminished vigor, and again
falls exhausted, to be fanned back to
life by h,s "seconds."
In reply to all questions as to what
ate his thoughts when he dances, the
dance** replies that he has none, and
that he is not himself, but is possessed oi a devil, which enables him
to perform his weird revolutionary
Ottawa Glr! Is Going to Be a Great
Artist, Say Critics.
Lovers of art who have seen Bome
of her productions prophesy a brilliant futufe for Miss Gladys Vickers,
oi Ottawa. Her father, Harold H.
Vickers, haB won fume in Canada and
the United States and finds it impos-
sible to meet the demand upon him.
He is an Englishman, who came to
Canada 26 years ago, and was forced,
to struggle for years before the merit'
of hiB work won recognition. His
daughter inherits his genius, and is
fast becoming his rival in the world
of art. Her productions find a ready
market and meet with much praise
from critics.
Preferred the Meal.
There is o story told that during a
recent all-night sitting in the British
Commons a Liberal nnd Conservative
were eating brenkfast at 7 a.m. from
the same limited dish of bacon and
eggs, when the division bells rang.
"I'm hanged if I stir for that division," said the Conservative. "Then
I'll pair with you," snid the Liberal,
with a friendly desire to relieve any
qualms of dereliction ol duty on thi'
part of his political opponent. "Oh,
that won't do," suid the Conservative; "the obligation to vote sits
lighter on a member of the Opposition than on. a supporter of the
Government." 'But the Liberal insisted on neutralizing the absence of
his opponent from the division by
remaining awny himself. "Well. I
suppose I must agree," at last said
the Conservative ruefully; "but I
hoped you would go, so that I should
have all the bacon and eggs to myself,"
British    Authorities  Will    Disperse
Feathered Auxiliary.
After being established about ten
yearB, the British naval authorities
decided to disperse the birds in the
naval lofts at Portsmouth, Sheemess
and Plymouth. Some remarkable and
interesting records were made by
these birds, when bringing messages
from Bhips ol the navy to their lofts,
but it is assumed that the Marconi
eyBtem of telegraphy haB now' been
brought to such a state oi perfection
that aeriai messengers for purposes of
warfare will no ionger be required.
During the Franco-German War,
when, Paris was invested by the
enemy, it waB only by means ol
pigeons thnt for a long period the citizens of Paris obtained any information from the outsicte world, says Tit-
Bits. Balloons were despatched from
Paris carrying bundles ol letters and
homing pigeons belonging to a few
individuals, residents of Paris. Alter
a time a successful post was organized from Tours, outside the German
lines. This pigeon post was recognized by the English authorities, and
letters at a cost ol half a franc a word
were sent irom Tours into Paris with
aa great a degree of rapidity as the
pigeons could be sent out by balloon
and oonveyed from theplaceB where
they descended into Toura.
The only other instance in which
pigeon's have been oi value in connection with war purposes was in tbe
Anglo-Boer War of 1899. During the
period that General White was surrounded in Ladysmith' all means of
communication were cut, but a lew
pigeons, belonging lo English- innciers,
that had been taken into Ladysmith
before the siege proved of inestimable
value iir conveying messages to, Durban, where their lofts were situated.
Not only were messages conveyed, but
pluns of the fortifications that' hud
been built up as well; and even
though the Marconi system of telegraphy may be of service for purposes
of communication, there will always
be a possibility of utilizing pigeons
for the purpose of Bending plans and
sketches over the heads of an enemy
besieging a town. It is surprising
with what completeness fanciers in
South Africa have built up a pigeon
service by establishing lolts in practically every one of the mining districts since the war. At Johannesburg there is a flourishing Bociety,
likewise nt Kimbsrley und moBt other
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Sala and French Cookery.
Some years ago Mr. George Augustus Sala went to Paris on behalf of
the London Telegraph to write on the
subject of French cooking and French
restaurants. Such praise of Purisian
kickshaws was never lavished before,
and the extolling, to the complete discomfiture of English cooks, lasted for
fully six weeks. Everything in the
cooking line in Paris was grand;
everything in England in the same
line wbb horrible. At the end oi the
six weeks Mr. 8 .la returned to London, went immediately to the Cheshire
Cheese, in Fleet Street, and said to
the heud waiter: "William, bring me
a beefsteak, some potatoes in their
jackets and a pint of ale. I've had
nothing to eat for aix weeks."—Liverpool Courier.
Silent Lies.
There nre silent lies in addition to
those spoken aloud. And these nre
equally despicable. Living a lie, turning life into a deceptive machine, is
not only demoralizing, but it is always n confession of weakness. The
strong, balanced mind does not resort
to subterfuge. It can afford to be
transparent, open, because it is conscious of strength and does not need
to hide nnything. Great minds are
open to the light, with no dark corners. With them nothing is hidden or
veiled. Everybody is afraid of the
opaque mind—the mind that ucts in
the durk, undergound. Nobody trusts
the man who is always covering his
tracks. We all love a transparent
The "Silent Soldier."
Few living British soldiers have
seen more Bervice than Sir Inn Hamilton. The Afghan war of 78 gave
him his "baptism of fire," nnd three
yenrs Inter he wus present at Mnjubn
Hill, where he suffered a serious
wound. The ehiel successea> of his
career, however, fell to him in the
laBt Boer campaign, where he earned
his lasting reputation. Then he accompanied the Japnn-se array
through Manchuria nt the time ol
the grent wnr with Russia, and it is
interesting to recall thnt—always
excepting "Tommy Atkins"—he has
declared the Japanese soldier the
best in the world.
Strong, dauntless, energetic to n
degree nlmost superhuman, Sir Inn
Humilton is generally known in the
Bervice ns the "Silent Soldier." He
Ib now fifty-six years of age.
Fatal Result of a Wager,
While two Glasgow men were mnking a wager regarding their marksmanship, Joseph Wilson offered to
hold n pipe in Irs month for them to
fire at. Instead of hitting the pipe
one ol the marksmen shot Wllsou,
who died Irom bis injuries.
Ants Have Combs.
No creature, is more tidy than an
ant, which cannot tolerate the presence of dirt on its body. These little
creatures actually use a number ol
leal toilet articles in keeping themselves clean. No less an authority
than Dr. McCook says their toilet articles consist of coarse nnd line-toothed combs, hairbrushes, sponges, and
even washes and soap. Their salivu
Is their liquid soup, and their soft
tongues ure their sponges. Their
ocmbs, however, nre the genuine ur
tide nnd differ from ours mainly in
thnt tiiey nre fastened to their legs.
The ants hnve no set time Ior their
toilet operations, but stop and clean
up whenever tbey get soiled.—St.
Poet and Princess.
Alain Chartier, the French poet, is
the hero of a romantic legend. One
day he Bat down in a public place and,
being weary nnd exhausted by 4he
heat ol the day, fell into a slumber.
As he slept Margaret oi Scotland, the
wile of the dauphin, afterward known
in history as Louis XI., chanced to
pasa with her attendants. She glanced
ut the unconscious man and recognized in him the poet whose verses
she so loved. Then, motioning to her
maids to be still, she gently stepped
forward/ and, stooping, imprinted a
kiss on the Bleeping poet's lips.
The Man of All Others.
Three girls are exchanging confidences and telling eacb other what
sort of men they like boat.
First Girl—I like a man with a
past. A man with a oast Is always
Second Girl—That's true, but I
don't think he is nearly so interesting
as a man with a lututu.
Third Girl—The man who interests
me is the mun with u present.
-Classic, But Complicated.
He haB just heard one of those ejnj-
sic and complicated pieces ol parlor
music which, for reasons bert known
to the composer, nre dul-bcd waltzes.
"What do you think ol it?" he was
"Well," ho answered reflectively,
"if that '.-ling's a waltz none but a
cuitiiud oould keep time to it."
Epigrams Designed to Cheer Up the
Ablution Department.
It is very odd that while mottoes
have been made, invented and borrowed for every other room in the
house, the bathroom should be motto-
loss. Verses appropriate to the bedroom come prettily framed, the dining-room walls sometimes show a
mural decoration oi good cheer, an
appropriate verse is carved into the
library mantel, while smoking-room,
den and living-room ench boasts a
special incentive to smoke, loaf, or indulge Id cheery chatter in painted,
pyrographed, or stencilled verse or
prose. Only the bathroom remains
No invitation to turn on as hot a
bath as one wishes adorns its walls.
No cheerful assurance that "in this
house wa/ter is a luxury, not a necessity, so use it at will." Not even the
commonplace that cleanliness is next
to godliness serves as an inducement
ior the children to become amphibious
oftener than they are driven.
Surely, with so vast a field for invention or imitation, there should be
no dearth oi mottoes lor the bathroom. For example, take Bacon's
"Cleanness of body was ever esteemed
to proceed from a due reverence to
And here's one from sixteenth century's John Heywood*—
The loss of wealth is loss of dirt,
. As sages at all times assert,
The happy man's without a shirt.
,Or Popt's scornful proi. "A no. of
dust alone remains of three." "Ay!
there's the rub" might be carved into
the towel rack, while let into, or over
the tuo, Bryan*. "Once . .u on too
waters, yet once more." Or Milton'B—
Listen where thou art sitting
Undo** the   glossy, . cool, translucent
would be most appropriate.
These are only a few crude suggestions with which to enliven the walls
of the most important room in the
house. Anyone with time and ingenuity, with a quotation book or a ready
pen, may make the bathroom walls
bo interesting to the sometime bather
that even the boy of the family may
hear, without sullen acknowledgment,
the old, familiar "Be sure and tnke a
bath, Bobbie, before you go to bed."
Fortunes   Typical   of   Countries   in
Which They Were Made.
The greatest fortunes in the largest
cities of the world nre curiously typical of the countries in which their
owners live, us the death of the noted
shopkeeper oi i" .is, h. A. oil uc ...
reminds those who observe the characteristics ol nations and races.-
This greut retailer ol merchandise
founded hia business on women's
clothing and women's finery. His success began in that field, which is exactly where the richest man in Paris
might be expected to find his wealth.
The French metropolis certainly lived
up to its reputation in building a fortune for a retail merchant which overtopped all other big estates in thnt
gay centre oi the world's fushions snd
the world's merrymaking.
The richest man in New York built
his vast wealth on manufactures. So
did the owner oi the second of the
great fortunes of thnt city's residents.
The richest Londoner is supposed to
be the Duke ol Westminster, whose
wealth represents landed possessions
required irom ancestors who obtained
their real estate by royal favor generations ugo. In Germany the greatest
fortune belongs to the heirs of a maker of cannon and other products ol
iron und steel. Since Krupp is dend,
the richest mun in active business in
the German Empire iB probably a Ber-
iin banker,
II the gossip of financial circles is
to be relied upon, the greutcst fortunes in Austria-Hungary nnd Russia
are landed CBtatcs, tho accretion of
generations ol special privileges and
grants trom sovereigns.   Like condi-
o- ■- eripi in Sni'tn m-d Itnl*', thoutlh
in the last country some of the manufacturers are fast rising to the level
of the richest nobles, in pecuniary resources.
But Paris rated its most famous
shopkeeper as its wealthiest citizen,
whicli is in perfect accord with the
fitness of tilings.
The Mean Thlnjl
Mrs. Poyndcxtcr was dropping off
to sieep, but her husband was wakeful. "I heard a story to-day," he began, "about "
"Oh, don't bother me, JaBon!" Bhe
murmured.    "I'm sleepy."
"I was only going to say "
"I don t wunt to henr it!"
"It's about "
"Cnn't ynu let mc go to sleep?"
"About Mrs. "
"Mrs. Who?" demnnded his wife,
sitting straight up, wide eyed und interested.
"I've ulwnys noticed," snid Mr.
Poyndexter, yawning, "that the wny
to get a woman's attention is to toll
her u story about some other woman."
Rattling a Witnees.
"I will ask you, Mr. Giles," said
the lawyer, proceeding to croBs-ex-
nminc him, "if on the night of May
16," 1904, you were not threatened with
bodily violence by your neighbors Ior
beating your old father on the head
with a club?"
"Sir!" spluttered the indignant witness    "What do you moanP'
"Oh, well," rejoined the lawyer, "it
isn't lair, perhaps, to ask you thnt
question, it has nothing to do with
this case. Vou needn't answer it.
That's nl' Mr. Giles. You muy step
A Scare. ,
A woman rushed excitedly down nn
alley in Minciiestor and stopped at a
house. She knocked once very nervously—no reply. A second knock pro
ducd no answer. Presently the window above was thrown open, and a
woman's fnce apciired. "Uie wortlan
below looked up and exclaimed hurriedly, "Mrs. Skinner, yer 'usband's
got n month's imprisonment!" "Oh,
denr mc, Mrs. Thinguniy," replied the
other. " 'ow yer did frighten mc! 1
thoiinht it was the man a'ter the rent
r.3'in I" -Manchester Quariliaii.
Corporal Burr Is a Well-Known Figure at Bisley Matches, and Has
Bean in Final Stag* of Competition
For CovMed Prize Six Times Before— Lewisham Proud of Him.
There could scarcely have been a
more popular victor in the King's
Prize Match, so far as England was*
concerned, than Corporal H. G. Burr,
of the London Rifle Brigade, a Porte-
mouth man. Falling ope point behind Gray's score last year. Burr captured the prizo in a runaway match.
He   had   a  magnificent   reception
when the result waa   known,   and
kind's prizeman burr.
then, in accordance with the usual
custom, was hoisted on to a Chair and
curried round the camp amidst a scene
of the greatest enthusiasm. At the
distribution of prizes later in the day,
he had the proud honor of being decorated by the Princess of Wales—
who, amid great cheering," pinned
the gold medallist badge on his breast.
Burr is no stranger to Bisley. On
six previous occasions, namely, in
1900, 1901, 1902, 1905, 1906, and 1907,
he succeeded in. getting into the final
stage of the competition, and he 'has
won the Prince of Wales' prize. In
1901 he tied with Sergeant Ommund-
sen, ol the Queen's Edinburgh, for
the gold medal, but was beaten on
the shoot-off. Burr is 35, and is clerk
of works to a London building firm.
He was formerly in the Royal Engineers (Volunteers), but was transferred two yenrs ugo to the London Rifle
Brigade. The victory of Corporal
Burr was the cause ol much rejoicing
ut Lewisham, the winner of the King's
Prize being a member of the Lewisham Rifle Club. When the news of
his success was received, the mayor
of the borough (Alderman H. Perci-
val Stebbing) wired the following
message to him v—
"Am delighted nt the splendid news,
and send heartiest congratulations on
behalf of the borough. Lewisham is
proud of you.—Stebbing, Mayor."
A copy of the telegram' was posted
outside the town hall, and wus an object oi much interest.
Disraeli Drunk.
The Rt. Hon. Henry l.abouchere, in
London Truth:
I was a good many years in Parliament. During that time I heard many
members speak perceptibly under the
influence of liquor, but very few who
could lie snid to be drunk. One of
these, curiously enouvh, was Mr. Disraeli, who wns n very temperate man.
It occurred thus; He wub then the
lender nf thn House, and bed to sr-eflV
late. Feeling greatly fagged, he beg*
ged the whip to brioir hlm a glass of
brandy and wnt"r. mMhn w-Mn l,roi"r''t
him a glass with more brandy thnn
water in it, which ho drank, nnd in a
few mii'itte.-i he was perfectly drunk.
He smiled vacantly. He let his handkerchief fall nnd mnde wild attempt*
to pick it up,"like the comic drunkard
on the stage. Thon he cottonse^ Rpf(
snt down. The House pretended to
tnke no notice of the scene. But it
few days lnt"r Mr. Gladstone, in answering Mr. Disraeli, said that a Minister do, or not do, this or that,
and wound up by observing that ho
ought to treat every subject with po.
briety, accentuating the word and
pointing at Mr. Disraeli. The House
wus so offended—for it was well nwnre
how the previous accident had occur-
red—that Mr. Gladstone was actually
A Costly Client.
Miss Bnyley told me thnt Mr.
Phippx. the oculist, told a gentleman,
who told her, the following anecdote,
of the late Duchess of Devonshire.
Mr. Philips was sent lor to Chats-
worth to operate upon the Duchess*
eye. He stayed there some time, and
at parting received from the Duke a
lee of /ri.noo.
Just before he stepped into his
carriage a message from the Duchess
brought him to her chamber. She
hoped the Duke had done what was
handsome hy Mr. Phipps. The gentleman protested:
"Yes. und more thnn handsome."
"It is nn nwkwnrd thirg." continued
her Grace, "to ask, but really I nm
nt this moment In immedinte want of
such n sum, und if you could, Mr.
Whut could the oculist do? He produced his ^1.000, took his leave, and
haa never heard ol his money from
that day to this.—From "Poeollec-
lions of a Long Life." hy Lord Brough-
ton (John Cam Hobhouso).
An Eye For an Eye.
The In« of Afgh'imstnn is in theory
tlj« same as that of   Mohammedan
j countrieft  in    general—that    of    the
! Koran    This is un eye for nn eye, a
I tooth   for  ii  tooth,   und   enables, the
I party wronged to avenge himself on a
' relative if circumstances prevent him
from  reaching the aggressor in  person,  henco revenue  becomes among
the Afghans u point of honor, whicli
no man may waive except wtth disgrace. THE   REPORTER, JJEW   MICHEL,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA.
The Man Who Was Always on
Hand When Trouble Came.
ICopyrlght, 1909.  by Associated Literary
In her younger days Bertha bad
made fun of bun.
When she was only sixteen—Kalpb
little more—sbe bad caught her foot tn
• railroad bridge, and he hnd run
"bravely to her rescue and released ber,
Then when be had her safely In tbe
Hiding, with the great yawning trestle
Mow them and the engine, rocking,
passed them, be bad forgotten to release his bold of ber. Sbe bad become
angry at the smiling of tbe engineer
and had jerked herself away Impatiently without so much ns n word of
Theu there wbb tbe runaway borse
and tbe mixing of reins and dashboards. Ralph was tbe first to come
and pull ber from the debris. When
abe told of a pain In her arm he hurried away for the doctor. Afterward
he sat by ber while her arm wns healing and rend from tbe book tbat Interested ber.
Even then Bertha smiled wben
Ralph's name was mentioned.
Always be wub ut ber side when she
encountered trouble of any kind, but
abe seemed not to notice him. A casual nod nf tbuuks and an Indifferent
■mile were all abe ever gave hlm.
■ Veare after that last Incident the
cyclone came. Berths bnd shaken her
bead to two young men before that
event She had been away to school
and had visited summer resorts and
bad been ut the seaside and the winter
hotels In the soul b.
These men were eligible, too, as men
go. But somehow there seemed to be
something lucking, it made little difference where tbe Incompatibility was.
Bertha gave her answer, and ber
mother vvas surprised when tbe ultimatum to the second one wus given.
"I do not wish to Intluetice yon."
Mrs. Ogden said, "but 1 fear ynu may
make a mistake. Tbere la something
to recommend the hitter. He Is
wealthy as well us good looking."
"But I do nut feel toward him as I
should. Some wuy there Is something
loosened themselves from tbe fence
and rolled past. Once a stray papet
blundered along. Yet tbe girl could
feci little if any wind.
Suddenly the sky grew dark, and tht
sun, which bad been shilling regard-
less of the things going on below, wa*
shut out. The snukelike cloud shot
Into tbe sky above, and all was dark
In the distance waa tbe roaring of a
cataract. And nearer and nearer 1]
cuiiie. filling the universe wltb fear.
The dust uf the road swept buck, und
there wns n contrary current In the
air. Even the pony stopped and turued
nbout. Neither did he mind tbe wbip
which fell on his Sunk, but bucked nnd
turned nbout until be fitted the cloud
ln tbe distance nnd then stubbornly
stood tbere. Berths dismounted and
hissed the nseless rein over a post ol
the wire fence nud whipped her own
skirts us sbe gazed with frlgbt nt tbe
cloud—the cloud twisting nnd roaring
and the lightning flashing from the
middle of Its dnrk folds.
Bertha was alone.
The course of the cloud changed, and
It aeemed to hurry across tbe vnlley
thnt stretched awny between the girl
and the houses and spires. A cloud ot
dust followed and the roaring, nlmost
unbeurnhle, of the thunder. In front
wus a farmhouse In tbe patb of the
cloud. Bertha clasped her bands as
she saw the Inmates hurry like wild
quails Into the orchard, saw the barns
and the stacks melt, as tt were. In tbe
blast, and where they hnd stood there
was naught nf them when tbe cloud
pnssed on. But the house was there,
and ln the mist of dust the family
came from the trees of the orchard.
Then the wind reached Bertha, and
tbe grass bent tn the ground nnd
seemed to hide under the nod helow.
The pony bent his neck and closed his
eyes. The cloud hastened toward the
girl, and she stepped hack tn await the
crash of the elements—stepped into the
path and was caught hy a friendly
Ralph Moore was there.
Why. Bertha could not Inquire, for
the roar nf the cyclone wns ton loud
nnd the play of the lightning and
thunder too sharp. She understood
when he motioned to a hollow beyond
a bill, and like a deer she ran tn safety. Ralph was at her side and cnught
her nrm. pulling her down ns tbe
storm passed over their, bends and left
Its cloud of dust and splinters and paper and straw nnd grass. Gradually
the roaring died awny, nnd even tbe
cloud unwound Ita bold upon the sky
and disappeared as a puff of smoke
Berthn then thought of tbe resetter
by her side. "Wby nre you here?" she
nsked. turning to ber cnmpnulon.
"Business." Ralph replied. "Tou
Bee. my horse refused to go farther,
and I tried to come here. Then 1 saw
a womnn In the road and brought her
nlong. It was you. But I deserve no
"Whenever I bnve been In trouble
you hnve come to me. Ho you remember?"
"Remember!" And Rnlph told her
of the things he had meant to say. and
Bertha listened.
When she hnd found her horse and
had returned to tbe village sbe wrote
to her mother In the east, nnd the letter lay for many days unanswered.
Then Mrs. Ogden said Italpb would be
welcome. When Ihe long days came
there was n wedding, and Rnlph took
his place forever at Bertha's side.
wrong wltb me, and 1 cannot tell
what. I know be Is wealthy, and all
that, drives good horses nnd has servants to answer every beck and call. It
would have been un easy life, with lots
of society uud nil tbnt sort of tblng.
Only tbe giving up or my Ideals-It
would lie ton much.   1 could nut."
Tbe mother sighed ns sbe gazed on
the closed door. "What can she
want." she usked of the silence, "or
Time answered the mother, but. It
wits two years Inter.
llerthu breathed the nlr of the west-
en- prairie In the early spring and snw
the fields grow green und then pink
and white, while the wind enme over
the hills with tbe freshness of n new
summer ou their wings. Alone sho
rode Into the country and knew the
muds that led to the town, wbere her
brother was in business.
One day hi May. when Ihe fields
were blue with blossoms, Bhe rode
slowly toward the Hotel. On the bill
beyond were the spires nnd roofs of
the city, and across 'her path wns n
■f-llroad with Its glittering ribbon of
steel winding Into the distance.
But there wns n peculiar cloud In
tit- southwest, twisting nnd winding
lilio the sky. Bertha met a furiner
When he had passed there wns n
sound of horses' hoofs In the dusty
rii'id. The nlr. however, was still.
E»en the birds mid bees were silent.
The cloud grew darker and pushed
ne'irer the ground, faster nnd faster
an*l blacker and blacker came tbe Impending storm.
Hei'tlni measured the distance to the
lo'irii with her eye and glanced over
her shoulder nt ihe threatening cloud.
Tly her liest. she could not,rench the
hi'uscH before tin* rain enme. She
urscd her pony lino a cnntiM*. She
rote past hiilgi'H nnd fields that were
■ ■■•en to the whole world. Birds flew
cl'.se to the ground and darted Into
the hollow beyond. Bits of dust
•lanced In the rond and whipped nway
Inlo nothingness. Stems of grass that
bail   withstood  the snows o»   winter
Not Worth SMngllng.
The lnte Thomas Bone, "the sailor.
missionary." wns tbe soul nf kindliness, but he was seldom worsted In
repartee. One of the many Instances
of this given In his published lite is
the following;
"His work was not without Its hn-
morous side. Among the uew men
there were always some who sought
a little amusement at his expense,
but they reckoned without their host
His kindly manner never changed.
The smile never left his face. There
was no venom In the retort, but It
seldom failed to silence tbe Interrupter. Tbe laugh raised at his expense made it quite certain that no
second attempt would he made.
"Seeing hlm approaching one day,
one of n group of sailors announced
his Intention of hnvlng some fun. He
stepped forwnrd nnd removed his hat.
revealing n perfectly smooth crown,
and naked:
" 'Can yon tell me why my hend Is
so luild. while all my companions hnve
plenty of hnlr?'
" *1 don't know,' wns the smiling reply, 'unless the renson given me the
other day by n farmer would apply—
thnt nn empty bam Is uot worth
shingling.' "—judge.
The lnte George W. Hnrvey, Wash-
Ingtnn's noted caterer, wus an admirable nfter dinner speaker. A Washington correspondent recnlled the other
lay n press banquet thnt Mr. Harvey
mice intended.
"He gnre." said the correspondent
"some funny advice to the woman's
page editors present. He suggested
that they brighten up their 'etiquette
iepurtinents' hy the Introduction of
renlly Interesting rules nf etiquette.
"Then he rattled off n lot of rules
like tills:
"Never wear automobile goggles
when riding nn un electric enr Our
best people consider It pretentious.
"If some one accidentally trends on
your heel and snys, •! beg yonr pnr-
Jon.' mnke ,110 reply. If you would be
thought a true gentleman simply ncowl
mil pass nn.
"A gentleman should uever nllow a
Indy to pny for nnything. This, ol
lourse. does not refer tn the titled
insbnnds of American heiresses.
"Never try to alight from a lady's
train when In motion.
"If you are a golfer and hnve bad
sad lack say. 'Deary, deary me!'"
How a Ousker City tenant Outwitted
tbe Landlord.
WHEN recently leasing „ huuse In
.a [usblounble suburb of 1'hrla-
delpliiu the lessee fulled to examine closely the terms of the leuse.
After a time Ills landlord cnlled und
reminded hlm that he wus bound to do
all the outside painting ut ceil aln Intervals. The tenant protested lu vain,
so he engaged painters and ordered
them to paint the whole front of the
huuse red, white aud blue—lu stripes.
When It was finished tbe neighbor,
hoou rose up In linns, nnd the landlord
was frantic. The tenant politely explained thnt there wns nothing In tbe
lease about the color, so lie Intended
to finish the Job hy painting tbe back
of the bouse green with large yellow
spots. Tbe landlord saw that be bad
■net bis match, and within a few days
the tenant bnd a new lease In wbleb
tbe landlord undertook to du all tbe
outside palatine, - l.lpplncott's Magazine.
A Truoe.
They Came With a Talk About the
Girl's Engagement
Brauii (finding his neighbors in tbe
midst of u domestic qunrreli- But what
are yon doing under the bed, TlpB?
Tips-Looking for a murk tbat we
lost, aren't 1. my denr?
Mra. Tips-Yes, but you can, come
out now. You can look for tt again
after Herr Urann has gone.—Fllegende
Blatter.    »
The Wane of the Honeymoon.
"Haven't you forgotten something?"
the sweet young wife called to hlm
from tbe open doorway.
He stopped and tumbled ln bis pockets,
"Wbat Is It?"
"Yon—you used to kiss me when you
started downtown," she wild, wltb u
little flush nn ber rounded cheeks.
"Oh, Is thnt It?" he cried as be retraced his steps, ''There you are. And.
say, I'll take enough for four mornings
ahead. Hung It all. there goes my
And he mnde the gravel fly ae be
ra'cVd for tbe street crosslng.-Clcve-
land Plain Dealer.
In the Future.
Pausing at the entrance to the
church wherein the wedding ceremony
Ib being performed, we note an airship
tugging at its moorings and at one
Bide concealed In the shrubbery u huge
mortar or siege gun. About this latter are grouped a merry party ot
young folk, wbo are laughing gayly
and are loading the weapon to the
muzzle with old shoes und rice.
"What are you doing?" we Inquire
"They're going nway ln their airship
on tbetr honeymoon trip." explains one
of the .Joyous party. "Just wbeu they
clear the steeple ot the church we ure
going to let them hnve tbe couteuta of
tbis gun."-Chlcago Post.
Did Not Like the Jury.
A tnilor who wus defendant in 0 ense
at the assizes seemed much cast down
wben brought up fur trial.
"Wbnt's the trouble?" whispered his
counsel, observing his client's distress
ns he surveyed the Jurymen.
"It looks pretty had for me." snid
the defendant, "unless some steps are
tuketi to dismiss that jury and get In'
a new lot. There ulu't n mun among
'em but what owes uie money tor
clotbea."—Sun Francisco Chronicle.
Singular and Plural.
"Whenever sbe gets to tbinking bow
much they're In debt It affects ner
"Huh! The wny It affects her bus-
I'utul Is singular."
"How singular?"
"Just singular. It affects bis 'nerve.'
tin tried to borrow a hundred from
me today."-Catholic Standard aud
Times. >
New 8cheme.
Jimmy—What yer looking so gny
about, klddo? Yer'll get a licking when
yer get home for going In swimming,
l'etey—Ob. uo. I told dad 1 bud been
In swimming and got tbe licking before 1 left home. Now I can swim
without anything on my niind.-Deuver
News'.       "
Tbe play was dull from start to end.
nnd the author thus addressed a
friend: "If 'twns not a hit, 'twns n
miss, for I didn't hear n single hiss."
"True." snid his friend, "hut In sucb
weather no mnn cuu hiss und gape to-
got ber."-I)i'trult Free Press.
A Pointer.
"Boy, hnve yon seen n valuable hatpin?   1 enn't find It anywhere."
"Whlcb wny wns the pin headed,
ma'am?"-Cleveland Plain Denier.
She Dusted Him.
Mrs, Renhnin - Man Is made of dust.
Benhain- I wish you wouldn't use a
tolling pin for a dust brush.-l'hlladel-
phla Ledger.
Wise Wife.
"Yes,"  said   the   newspaper artist,
"mj wife helps me In my work   "She
usually draws niy  salary." - Kansas
City Times.
[Copyright, 1909, by Associated Literary
Press. J.
The girl made a droll effort to match
her steps to tbe strides, ot the tall,
grave man with whom she was walking.
Their caddies followed somewhat
hopelessly ln the rear, bristling with
the Implements of golt.
"Hal, 1 never saw ycu ln such a horrid hurry." laughed tbe girl, "and 1
never saw yon look so—so cross." She
raised to his a tab* face glowing from
exercise and blue eyes dancing with
teasing Imps. '
"Oh, bow thoughtless ot me, my
denr." The mau slackened his pace
abruptly and looked down at bla companion with an Indulgent smlle-a
smile which lighted np his face with a
flash of pleasure, tbougb it faded
quickly, leaving the shadow of painful
"Out with It, -friend," encouraged the
girl, glancing up at bim through a
maze ot blond ringlets. "Are you ln
love?" Her voice died out on the last
word, as If frightened at Its own audacity, and her color spread to her
temples. But she Walked on gayly beside ber meditative escort
"Vivian"—the girl's name as he uttered it was charged at once with a
tender sympathy aud a portentous seriousness—"! bave something on my
mind which concerns you as much—
pel haps more tban It does myself. In
fact, I've brought you out bere today
to talk with you about It I can tblnk
better In the open."
"1 wondered why you bad condescended to come," laughed tbe girl,
still apparently unimpressed by his
mood. "Do you know It baa been ages
Blnce you bave ventured ao far from
home wltb me?'
"Press of business," apologized the
man weakly.
"And tbat Interesting woman," supplemented the girl, "whoever she Is,"
Tbe man Ignored ber challenge. He
seemed too deeply troubled to respond
to trivialities. "Well, Vivian, sball we
go to the club veranda for our talk or
seek some hammock on tbe links, wltb
a busb to abetter us from this over
familiar breeze?"
"Bight here In thia little depression,
with tbe white rock shelf to sit on,"
and tbe girl wns comfortably ensconced before the words were out of
her mouth, the bright scarlet of her
Jacket lidding a touch of brilliancy to
the landscape.
"But, Hal, what'B the use of telling
me If It's hard for you to tnlk about
It?" Tbere was sympathy as well as
absolute confidence In tbe deep blue
eyes. "You bsve nlways decided for
me and taken care of my buslueas. I
can't do balf as well for myself as you
have always done for me."
"Thank you, denr." As he gravely
bowed be bared his bead, exposing his
closely cropped wavy brown hair lightly streaked with gray. "But this Ib
a personal matter," be continued as he
seated himself beside her. "A guardian, however useful, does not in this
enlightened age make or break an engagement"
"But I am engaged already-at least
I tb'ik I am. But that reminds tne-
I haven't beard from Tom for a long
Sbe spoke wltb an air of unconcern,
while bee companion observed ber
"What If I should tell you that li
seems best to poxtpoue your marriage,
Vivian r
"1 should sny that would be perfectly Jollyl" exclaimed the girl, with a
sincerity that was wholly unaffected.
"I know. Vivian, you hnve nevet
been In a hurry to set the dny, bill
whnt if-whnt ir'-he wntched het
narrowly-"! should say that It might
be best for ynu to annul the engagement to Tom Rowland—for a time al
I   The girl leaned over and rented botb
hands upon hit* knee, looking steadily
[ up intu his solicitous gray eyes.   "II
wouid make me happier than anything
else ln tbe world."
■ "Vivian! You don't love blm, then?"
"I do uot, Hal."
"Well, tben, I'm relieved." be said
"Wby do you say.that? Why are
you glad?" It was tbe glrl'a turn to
be Intense,
"Because, dear, be baa proved himself unworthy of yon. Do you wish-
do you care to know"—
She shook ber bead. "Don't tell me
anything unpleasant please. But Is it
only on my account tbat you are glad
-Is tbat all?"    -
She sprang up and turued ber back,
moving slowly away, while he watch
ed her wltb puzzled surprise.
"Vlvie. child, come.back!" be called.
She turned and came swiftly to ber
seat upou the rock.
"You won't hide anything from yout
best friend, little girl?"
"Hnl. do you doubt me? I bave not
cared for Rowland—not as l should -
since the first month I came, to your
mother's, home, and tbat Is over a year
He took ber band ln h!-* own.
"You have cared for some one else,
then?" H|s tone was casual, but a
sudden light came into his eyes.
Sbe flashed hlm one look from flattering eyelids.
"You, Vivian—you, darling-love an
old fellow like met 1 can't believe ll.
Tell me, dear." He took botb ber
hands ln his.
She loked up then unflinchingly
The color fled from ber face, leaving tt
pure Ivory. "It Is so," abe sald\slni-
•ply. '
For n second they gazed Into each
other's eyes.
"But what abont the woman?"
tensed Vivian.
"Whnt woman?" be asked blankly.
"Why, the one who has been taking
you nway so much of late, keeping ynu
downtown to dinners, Inviting you ont
every other evening to tbe club, causing ,vou nuto trips to the country and
making you work whole Sundays nt
the office?"
"Oh." he Inugbed, "you—you are the
woman wbo has kept me away. ' I
knew that I couldn't see sn much nf
yon nnd lie loyal to Tom Rowland. So
you nee. little girl, you were not the
only one In love."
"But come," he added as he raised
her to her feet; "let's carry the good
news to mother. Sbe will be overjoyed
to learn that ahe la not to lose you." .
 ; 1	
Uneimplifled English.
These samples of homopbony show
our language as It may be and often
Is writ. At bome our funny spelling
la as odd as abroad.
A rite suite little buoy, the sun nf
a grate kernel, with a rough ahout his
neck, flue up the rode us swift ns eh
denr. After n thyme he stopped nt a
gnu house and wrung the belle. His
tow hurt hymn nnd he kneaded wrest.
He wna two tired to raze his fnre.
pull fnce. A feint mown of pane rows
from his lips. Tbe made who herd the
belle was nbout to pair a pure, but
she through It aside nnd ran with awl
ber mite for fear ber guessed would
knot weight. But won she Raw the
little won, tiers stood ln her blew eyes
nt the site.
"Ewe poor d*er! Why due yew lye
henr?   Ewer dyeing, nye fear."
"Kuow." he suld, "Isle Boon bee awl
rite. Iriit now I'm fel ut to the corps
Eye nugbt loo bee shone a quite
"Aisle dew my best four you, neigh
moor!" she cried, fore her bnrt wus
full of whoa.
Sew she boar hymn to a rheum wear
he mite lie a-loan, gave him bred and
mete, held cent under his known, tide
his choler nnd beau, rapped hlm warmly, gave him snm suite drachm from
a viol, till at last he went fourth hull
nnd well as a young hoarse. His ayes
shown, his cheeks were rend as a
flour, nnd he gambled a bnle our
Bens thee end of hour tall.—New York
Murder Will Out.
In a county seat In one of the middle western states dwelt a lawyer
who. after n practice of thirty years,
had accumulated a competence and
retired. Being a man of much more
than ordinary ability, nn excellent
speaker, entertaining decided political
views nnd enjoying the confidence of
the community, be wns urged by his
friends to run fnr congress. He refused. In vain they pointed out the
fact thnt ii nomination would be equivalent to nn election and pledged them-
selves to secure Ills nomination. He
would not listen to thetu. A man
high In the political councils of the
state came to see blm and added hla
"You ought to take that office." be
said. "It might lead to something
higher. You would make a national
"That's whnt I am afraid of."
"Whnt do yon mean by tbnt?"
"Weli," answered the lawyer hesitatingly, "I will tell yon. bnt It Is In
strict confidence. It must uot go any
further. Mnny yenrs ngo. wben I
was young nnd Inexperienced. 1 published n smnll volume of original poetry. So fnr ns I know there Is not n
copy of thnt book In existence now.
but one would torn up In some cornel
of the world If I were to run for of
fice. nnd the pnpers wonld print extracts from It. I wouldn't bnve tbat
happen for n million dollars. No, sir,,
nothing dolngr-Youth's Companion.
An Incomplete Assertion.
"I nm a self made man," remarked
the ng'iresnlve citizen.
"Well," nnnwered Grandpa Whet
stone, "go a hend."
"What more Is there to sny'I"
"That remark about being self made
always requires explanation as to
whether It Is n brag or an apology."-
Waahlngton Star.
A Queer Trial In Which Was Use*
a Queer Defense.
The Solution of the Difference Ire
Weight ot the Box at Cape Nome and
at San Francisco—The Clever Move
ot an Astute Young Lawyer,
One of tbe most Interesting trial*,
that ever took place In any country
was that nt James Stevens In tbe California courts rOr theft Tbe circumstances were as follows;
There were (our prospectors In the'
Klondike region when the gold fever
there waa at Its height among whom'
Stevens was one. They "struck It
rli-h." 'divided up and started out for
the United States, .lust before leaving Stevens got Into a faro game abtt
lost everything he had. Winter wan-
coming on und he bude fair to starve
unless something wns done fnr blm.
So tbe otber three decided to piiy binv
so mucb to guard their dnst on the
ship und pay his way bome to Sim
Francisco. Tbey each had their share
ol dust and nuggets accurately
weighed nnd then put them Into tu
common pile, pending, Of course, tbelr
reapportionment on reaching port
This they placed tn a strong box:
whlcb they nailed up and sealed carefully. It was Stevens duty to wato**
tbls by day and sleep hy it by nlgbt
until the destination was reached.
Tbere wits exactly iiliO pouutis nvolrdn-
pms nt tbe gold, sworn to by a regular
weigher. It waa worth a great deal
ot money.
Well, everything went along smoothly
until San Francisco was reached, Stevens seeming to appreciate what his
former partners were doing for blm
and guarding bis trust Jealously. When
the ship came Into port the box was
Immediately removed, under tbe supervision nt Stevens, to a place nt re-
weighing, sn thnt each could take his
share again and deduct so mucb for
Stevens' nay.
It wns totiud tbat Instead of bavins;
Ann pounds of gold us before tbere was
now only a fraction over fiUS pounds.
Tbe partners were loatb to distrust
Stevens and bad It rewelghed twice,
bnt wltb tbe same result eacb time.
Reassured ns they were of his guilt
and nnvlng contempt for such Ingratl- •
lude. tbey Immediately swore out <*
warrant fnr his iirfest He all the?
time protested his Innocence, hut Wll»
not able to account for ihe loss.
The poor fellow was thrown Into
prison nnd held for trial Not baring;
any monev or friends, he gave up alt
hope of helng acquitted, ns the circumstantial evidence seemed absolute*-
ly against hlm A young lawyer was*,
appointed by the court to defend hlm.
This young man, Thaddeits Wayne byname, set to work oh the seemingly
hopeless Job with great enthusiasm,
as he bnd few clients anyhow and
plenty ot time.
The case wns soon called nnd all the
circumstantial evidence set forth-,
Wayne did uot even question a witness
When all the testimony was In*
Wayne requested the Judge to allow
htm to qualify Samuel I.. Johnson,
teacher of physics In n high scbool, at*
an expert witness. The lodge, not seeing any relation of physics to the
theft.-wns about to refuse the young
man when a liecttltnr glimmer In the
Inner'" eye persuaded hlm to hnmnr
the boy. Johnson wns placed nn tbe
stand, and Ibe following colloquy ensued:
"Wltb what does physics deal?"
"With natural phenomena, or the
chances In tbe state or condition of
"Does the weight of a person change-
as he changes bla location on the
"Just hnw does that happen, and
how much does tbe weight change?"
•The weight of any body Is greatest
at the poles ot the earth, as they are
rhe nearest points to the center. It
gets less nnd less the farther we travel toward Ihe equator, for we go away
from the center. Jills effect Is enhanced by the rntnttnn of the earth,
bodies,tending to fly. off more at tbe
equator than near the poles, Theeom-
bliiiitioii of these two makes a body
weigh one twohiinilrednnd-elgbty-
iilmh less at the equator than nt tne
poles nnd a proportloiuite amount tor
tflstnnres between."
"About wbat fraction nf Its weight
would a lusty lose In going from tape
Nome. Alaskn.ro San FranciscoV"
"I should say nlsitit one In KtS>."
"Then gold weighing WW* pounds In
Koine could not possibly weigh over
lie*, pounds here, could It?"
"It could not."
It Is needless to say tbat Stevens was*
icqnlitrd hn iMs evidence His former
pari tiers were so sorry of tbelr recent
suspicion and so eager to inske amend''
that tney not only paid lilin tbe salary
they bnd promised' hlm. hut set bln»
tap in luisluess from their ample tunds
This flier Is |ieetilln«*. bill perfectly In-
accord with reason. It is recognlzetl
by the United Stales pnveminent Bv.
try time bullion Is sent from Washington to the .New Orleans mint a certain
amount of weight Is lost In Ihe mere
act ol transit. So In order to get the
snme amount of metal In each coin
coiunotinitflng welghis or those specially calibrated hnve to he used or else
special scales. It the weights nre made
at Washington and sent to New Or
leans nl course they will lose In welgbl
and will weigh true on a pair of bat
snees. But aprlng balnnces cannot b»
used -Lawrence   Hodges   in   Uenvei
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He scowled across the table at her.
"I enn't for the life of me see," he
said "what you can find interesting in the same old names in that society column."
She looked up brightly.
"And I can't Ior the life of me
eee," she retorted, "what you find interesting in the. same old names in
that baseball column."
He saw that she had him there, and
said no more.
Emily (playing "house") — "Now;
I'll be mamma and you'll be papa,
■and Ben and Bessie will be our
Willie (after a moment, anxiously)
—"Ain't it about time to whip the
•children ?"
Warts will render the prettiest
hands unsightly. Clenr the excrescences nway by using Halloway's Corn
■Cure, which acts thoroughly and pain,
"May I ask you a question?"
"Sure, stranger."
"Why is everybody in the section
mixed up in a feud?
"Well, nobody keers toatake chances
on being an innocent bystander."—
Louisville Courier-Journal.
Minard's Liniment relieves Neuralgia.
"Oh, cook, I must really speak to
you I" exclaimed a young wife. "Your
master is always complaining. One
day it iB the soup, the second day it
is the fish, the third day it is the
joint—in fact, it is always Bomething
or other!"
"Well, mum," responded the cook,
"I'm sorry for you. It must be quite
awful to live with a gentleman of that
sort I"
A Remedy lor Bilious Headache.—
To those subject to bilious headache,
Parmelee's Vegetable Pills are recommended as the way to speedy relief.
Token according to directions they
will subdue irregularities of the stomnch and so act upon the nerves and
blood vessels that the pains in the
head will cense. There are few who
are not at sometime subject to biliousness and familiar with its attendant
evils. Yet none need Buffer with these
fills at hand.
•A—"When I was in the east I met
with many begging dervishes."
B—"I thought they called them howling dervishes."
A—"That's what they become when
you don't give them anything."
Minards   Liniment   Cures   Dandruff.
These Are Weary Times In tha British Commons.
In normal times all opposed business in the House ol Commons stops at
eleven o'clock; and a few minutes later the light on the Clock Tower,
which tells London that the representatives of the people are at work, is
extinguished. But there are occasions
every session when members are unable to get away from Westminster till
the small and wan hours ol the morning. The House has to sit up all
night to get on with a Bill which the
Government declare is urgently needed in the people's interest, but which
the Opposition protest would bring
still closer the downfall of the nation, i
Once a. late sitting of the House begins it is rarely possible to tell how
long it will last. All depends upon
whether a spirit of good-will or hostility ia developed between the two
sides by the progress of events. The
outcome is always uncertain. Often
a word dropped by the Minister in
charge ol the Bill or the Leader of the
Opposition, according as it is bitter
or conciliatory, brings about an
abrupt ending ol the proceedings or
arouses on each side a grim determination to flght to the bitter end.
Discussion goes on unceasingly
through the night. It is carried on almost entirely by a lew members of
the Opposition who possess the capacity ol talkativeness. The Minister in charge ol the Bill sits on the
Treasury Bench and intervenes as little as possible. When he rises it is
to say a few words in rejection of a
new amendment proposed by the Opposition or tb move the closure. A
few of his colleagues lend him the
light of their countenances through
the night, but not the help ol their
tongues As a rule, each Minister has
to fight his own battles unaided, save
by the law officers when points ol law
are in dispute.
A lew years ago, during an unexpected all-night Bitting, the food supplies laid in in advance were soon exhausted, and waiters had to be Bent
out to forage for more.
Ab the" shops were not yet opened,
the proprietors of a coffee van and a
hot-potato stove, discovered on the
south side of Westminster Bridge,
were induced, by the offer,ol liberal
terms, to part with their stocks for
the use of Members of Parliament.
The following night each of them displayed a large card with the inscription—"Caterers to the House oi Corn-
Dean Hole's Story.
A young curate, a good fellow, but
very shy and bashful, came into a
parish which was occupied by Yorkshire yeomen, who bred horses and
rode them — and sometimes had
steeplechases. He did not get on, and
was very much depressed. One day
the clerk said to. him, "II you please,
sir, the prayers of the Church are desired for Lucy Gray."
"Very well," said the curate. And
at every service in which the prayer
Ior all sorts and conditions of men
was offered the Church waB asked to
pray for Lucy Gray, till one morning
the clerk rushed into the vestry, and
said, "You needn't pray for Lucy
Gray any more—she's won the
. "Huve I been praying for a horse?"
asked the curate. "I shall leave the
But the clerk said, "You'll do nowt
o' sort, sir; I thought little of ye when
ye came, but now ye've got the heartB
ol them all, and ye can do what ye
like in this parish since we took   to
Eraying for that ho™."—From "The
etters ol  Samuel Hole,    Dean    of
"Owen Flannagan! Are you Owen
Flnnnagan?" said the clerk of the
"Yes, begorra," replied the prisoner,
with a merry twinkle in his eye. "I'm
owln' everybody I"
In the causes o! infant mortality
cholera morbus figures frequently, and
it may be said that complaints of the
"bowels are great destroyers of child
life. If all mothers would avail themselves of bo effective a remedy as Dr.
J. D. Kellogg's DyBentery Cordial
many a little one could be saved.
This Cordial can be given with safety
to the smallest child, as there is no
injurious substance in it.
The Archbishop ol Canterbury was
•going in with a number of other
clergyman to luncheon after som-> great
ecclesiastical function, when an unctuous dignitary observed, "Now to put
n bridle on our appetites!"
Quick as lightning the Archbishop
retorted; "Say rather, now to put a
bit between your teeth."
Minard's Liniment Cures Burns, Etc.
An eminent lawyer waB once cross-
examining a very clover woman,
mother of tlio plaintiff in a breach of
promise action, and was completely
worsted in the encounter of wits. At
the close, however, he turned to tho
jury and exclaimed, "You saw, gentle,
men, that even I was but a child in
her hands. What must my client have
been." By this adroit stroke ol advocacy he turned his failure into a
Doctor's A.O.T. Magic Cure.
For thirty years, Sir Samuel Wilks,
who will shortly celebrate his 86th
birthday, has been the. family doctor
to the Duke and Duchess of Con-
naught. In his younger da j the distinguished physician visited the East
End, where a friend had lately started
a practice. Sir Samuel stayed with
his friend while the latter received his
patients. One day, while Bitting in
the surgery, he noticed on a shelf a
number of bottles ol physic, all but
one of which he recognised by the
technical names ae harmless concoctions. He was rather anxious to
know what the bottle labelled "A. 0.
T." contained, so he took it from the
shelf and smelt the colorless fluid.
"What in the name ol goodness iB
this?" he asked. "That?" said his
friend, carelessly—"Oh, that's Any
Old Thing, warranted to cure imaginary complaints!" For many years
Sir Samuel was physician and lecturer
on medicine nt Guy's Hospital, und
also editor ol the hospital reports.
London Children and Alcohol.
A great hubbub, participated in
chiefly by medical men, temperance
workers and teachers, is stirring England as th" result of the statement ol
F. G. Mackereth, in the current number ol The Lancet, that 40 per cent,
of the London school children under
the age of eight drink alcohol more or
less regularly, Mackereth Bays be got
Mb figures from several ol the London County Council infant schools.
"There appears no doubt," he sayB,
"that a similar state ol things exist
in every part of Christian Europe, excepting in the countries of the furthest
north. It would be interesting to
learn whether the figures I obtained
from schools chosen haphasard are
true oi the rest oi the country.
"In one school ol some three hundred infants, I found that 11.8 per
cent, drank alcohol daily; 34.1 per
cent, drank occasionally, and 6.4 per
cent, were members ol the Band of
The Cape Premier.
A land surveyor by profession and
an Englishman by birth, Mr. Merrl-
man, the Premier of Cape Colony,
who ia at present paying a visit to this
country, has made politics the principal business ol his life, which has
been largely spent ln South Africa.
HIb father was the Bishop of Gra-
hamstown, and the son wbb educated
at Dive College, Rondeboseh, and at
Oxford. It is forty yaari thli year
aince Mr. Merrlman wai first elected
to the Cape Parliament, in which ha
aat continuously until hia first defeat
at the polls In 1004.
Places tn Britain That Authors
Havo Made Famous.
The novelist and the poet can throw
i glamor over scenes and places
which are in themselves by no means
remarkable, und can even add a
fresh charm to those which have already many claims ol notice. Scott
is probably unrivulled as a novelist
of locality, How many Americans
and Colonials, for instance, would
make pilgrimage to Kenilworth but
for Scott's novel of that name?
Doubtless a lew would, for it haa
beauty and distinction which are independent oi fiction, but it may. be
safely said that where a hundred
people visit it to-day one visited it
before Scott lived und wrote.
There iB no doubt also that Scott
discovered the Trossachs and the
Highlands of Scotland. When Dr.
Samuel Johnaon and James Bosweli
made their celebrated tour through
the Highlands, that magnificent region of mountain and lake was much
less known than is the Soudan' today, and Johnson's celebrated diary
of his trip waB not calculated to persuade many people to follow in his
footsteps. It remained ior the poems
and romances oi Sir Walter Scott to
reveal to the world a region oi utmost
unrivalled beauty and wild grandeur,
and since his day visitors to the
Highlands have increased ten-thousandfold.
Kirriemuir is an excellent example
ol what a novelist can accomplish in
the way ol glamor. Not even a Scots-
man will claim much beauty ior the
villages and small hamlets oi his
native country. They have little or
nothing of the idyllic charm of Eng:
lish villages, and Kirriemuir is
neither better nor worse than a hundred of its .village compeers.
Yet as Barrie's "Thrums" it is famous in every English-speaking community the world over; and Americans especially make a point oi visiting it, and perhaps trying to see
through some "window" there the
idyllic BceneB which Barrie saw.
Alas! they cannot. They may be
there to see, but it would take another Barrie to see them. In the
same way Crockett's books have made
Hie Galloway country, hitherto almost as little known as Connemara,
quite a tourist resort, and many people nowadays go lovingly over the
ground which is the setting for such
fine novels as "The Raidere" and
"The Men of the Mobs Hags."
There is a room at the Royal Hotel,
Bideford. which ia kept to-day just as
Charles Kingsley used it when he was
writing his lamous novel, 'Westward
Ho!" Thousands of people have stayed at this hotel, simply on Charles
Kingsley's account and in order to
make it the centre Irom which they
can cover the scenes mentioned in the
famous romance. It cannot be said
that Kingsley made Bideford, because
it, wus a famous old port in Kliaabeth's
day; but it can be truly said that
he   resuscitated   the   old   town   and
Sade it a modern place of resort and
lgrimage, though it would probably
take-more than a novel to restore its
old seaiaring glory.
Thousands of people go every summer to see the battlefield of Towton,
and the selling of old axe-heads and
"relics" has afforded good business
for years, whilst Lytton has woven
so) much romance around Battle Abbey and the field ol Senlac that thousands of brakes and chars-a-bancs go
out of Hastings during the season
laden with curious Bight-seers, although it must be coniessed there ia
not a great deal to see when they get
Fall Skin Diseases
Lieutenant Alias Rhinoceros.
At Londonderry House, a dinner
party given by Viscount Castlereagh,
M.P., was largely attended, and
among the guests wus Captain J.
Craig, M.P. This gentleman is a
popular raconteur, and during his
military career haa collected a good
number of stories. We have selected
this one, which deals with a rather
hopeless lot oi recruits, whose stupidity as they bungled through their
drill aroused the ire of the captain in
charge. For the hundredth time they
turned to the left when the order was
given "Right turn," and ran about
like lost sheep at the order, '"Form
fours." That waa the last straw.
"You knock-kneed, flat-footed idiots!"
ho yelled. "You're not worthy of being drilled by a captain. What you
need is a rhinoceros to teach you."
Then, sheathing his sword in a towering passion, he turned upon his companion, a young lieutenant, who was
standing near, quietly enjoying the
joke, and scarcely nble to retrain from
laughter. "Now, lieutenant," he roared at the top of hia voice, "you take
charge ol them."
"Tommy" and the Turkey.
During the Boer War a despatch
rider galloped into the British camp
with a lat turkey tied to his saddle.
Meeting a simple-looking horseman,
he Baid: "Hallo, mate, where shall I
find Polly Carey?" "That's his camp
over there," was the reply; "but il
I were you, I wouldn't take that turkey with you. It might get you into
trouble." "All right," ' said the
trooper; "you take it till 1 return, nnd
we'll go snares." Belore the stranger
could protest the bird was in his
keeping and the despatch rider hnd
ridden off. Later on the trooper discovered that the simple-looking horseman waa none other thnn Sir Reginald
Pole-Care*, whom we incidentally
wish many happy returns of his
birthday, which no has just celebrated. The General only laughed nt
what he considered a pood joke, and
hinted to the abashed "Tommy" that
he would find his turkey safely hidden
not far away.
Napoleon and the Steamboat.
Fulton's first steamboat before Its
trial wub looked upon by many of the
wiseacres ol the time na the freakiest
ol nil Irealts. Napoleon Bonaparte
scoffed at Fulton's apparent vagaries.
Later, however, when, looking from
the height ol the burren rook ol St.
Helena, he suw a funnel emerge from
the sea, with a trail nl black smoke
curling alor.g t_e horiion, he turned
to Count Monthoion snd tatdi "It
wna 1, and not Fulton, wbo was
erssy. Had 1 listened te blm, I
should not uow bo hue."
An Article for Mothers.
When the children "break out" with
eruptions and skin diseases,- bo common in the fall, don't run to useless
and nauseating medicines. Zam-Buk
is what is needed. It is a skin food as
well as a healing balm.
Mrs. Chas. Levere, of Prescott,
North Channel, Ont., tells how Zam-
Buk cured her baby. She sayB*.—"My
baby's head and face was one complete mass of sores. The itching and
irritation were fearful, and the little
one's plight was so fearful that at
one time we feared her e.ars would be
eaten off.
"We had to keep her hands' tied ior
days to prevent her rubbing and
scratching the sores. Doctor niter
doctor treated her in vain, until we
had five doctors. They all agreed it
was a frightful case of eczema, but
none of them did any permanent
"As a last resource we were advised
to try Zam-Buk. The flrst box did so
much good that we felt sure we were
at last working in the right direction.
We persevered with the treatment until we had used thirteen boxes, and at
the end of that time I am glad to say
Zam-Buk effected a cure."
Mrs. Holmes, of 30 Guise Street,
Hamilton, is quite as eloquent in her
praises. She sayB:—"Zam-Buk cured
my boy of boils and eruptions when he
was so bad that he had been unable
to mix with other children. Prior to
the boils breaking ont he had had a
had eruption, but Zam-Buk cleared
this away too, and made his. skin
clear and smooth. It is a wonderful
Preparation, and mothers throughout
the land should always keep it
For eosema, ^ruptionB, rashes, tetter, itch, ringworm, and similar skin
diseases, Zam-Buk is without equal
It nlso oures cuts, burns, scalds, piles,
nbcesses, chronic sores, blood-poisoning, etc. All druggists and stores at
50 cents a box, or nost free for price
from Zam-Buk Co., Toronto.
From the dark kitchen there emanated a series of thumps and angry exclamations. Jones was looking for the
"Pa!" called the son from the stair-
"Go to bed and let me alone," blurted Jones". "I've just barked my
"Pa!" insisted Tommy, after a moment's silence.
"Well, what is it? Didn't I tell you
to keen quiet?"
"I—I didn't hear your shins bark."
And the next moment Tommy was
being pursued by an angry sire with a
hard hair-brush.
To Men Who Live Inactive Lives.—
Exercises in the open air is the best
tonic lor the stomach and system generally; but there are those' who are
compelled to follow sedentary occupations and the inactivity tends to restrict the healthy action of the digestive organs and sickness follows. Parmelee's Vegetable Pills regulate the
stomnch nnd liver and restore healthy
action. It is wise to hnve a packet of
the pills always on hand.
"I'm going to have a crayon of my
father hung over the mantlepiece," remarked the proud owner of a new and
beautiful mansion, as he expressed his
nerfect satisfaction with the decorations of the library.
"Oh, pardon me, it is impossible!"
exclaimed the architect. "The room is
"All right," said the master of the
house, gravely. "Of course, we must
not spoil the decorations. But ii I
have the artist touch him up a little,
nnd put a fex on the old gentleman's
head, you'll let him in, won't you?"
St. Joseph, Levis, July 14, 1906.
Minard's Liniment Co., Limited.
Gentlemen,—I was bndly kicked by
my horse last May and after using
several preparations on my leg nothing would do. My leg was block as
jet. I wns lnid up in bed for n fortnight nnd could not walk. Alter using three bottles of your MINARD'S
LINIMENT I was perfectly cured, so
that I could start on the rond.
Commercial Traveller.
The Vicnr (to sexton)—Why don't
you see that the seats in the church
nre dusted now nnd then, Tombs?
Tombs (the sexton)—I do, Bir; the
congregation does it every Sunday
morning, sir.
Wilson's Fly Pnds, the best of all
fly killers, kill both the flies and the
disease germs.
Wile—"John, there must be a lot of
iron in your system."
Husband—"Why do you think so?"
Wife—"Because     you     invariably
loose your temper when you get hot."
Wife—"Here's another invitation to
dine at the Flatleys'. What a bore
those occasions are."
Hub—"Yes; even their dinner
knives aro dull."—Boston Transcript.
-Jr DODD'S   v
W. N. U., No. 769.
Manuscript *f Raro Value Is Found
In Toronto.
A copy ol a letter written by John
Wesley, haa been discovered quite recently in Toronto in an old book.
The Wesley manuscript is the ordination papers of the Rev. Thomas
Coke, D.C.L., the first superintendent
of the Methodist church in North
America, and was written by John
Wesley, who appointed Dr. Coke to
the position on September 2, 1784.
The following is a short sketch ol
the events which led up to Dr. Coke's
After the American Revolution many
of Wesley's'early helpers were driven
out of the United States on the charge
of being British sympathisers, and
Irom 1773-1783 the minutes oi the English Methodist Conference contain no
records oi the work done in America
Also from 1773-1784 there were no
published minutes of the American
Methodist Conferenct.
Wesley had intended the Methodist
organisations in America to be dependent on the Church of England clergymen for the administration oi the
Sacraments oi Baptism and the Lord's
Supper, but the Civil War destroyed
all possibility ol it. Twice he wrote
to Lowth, Bishop of London, asking
him to ordain some of the Methodist
helpers, and thus give them authority to administer these sacraments,
but Lowth refused, stating that- there
were three Church oi England clergymen in America already.
After waiting in vain for lour years,
Wesley, assisted by Rev. Creighton,
ordained Thomas Coke.
The ordination paper in Wesley's
handwriting is as follows:
To all to whom these Presents shall
Mine, J6hn Wesley, late Fellow oi
Lincoln College in Oxford, Presbyter
oi the Church of England, sendeth
Whereas many of the People in the
Southern Provinces oi North America,
who desire to 'continue under my
care, and still adhere to the Doctrines
and Discipline of the Church of England are greatly distrest lor want of
ministers to administer the Sacraments of Baptism and the Lord's
Slipper, according to the usage ol the
said Church; And whereas there does
not appear to be any other way of
supplying them with ministers:
Know all men, that I, John Wesley,
think myself to be providentially called at this time to set apart some persons for the work of the ministry in
America. And therefore under the
Protection of Almighty God, and with
a single eye to liis Glory, I have this
day set apart as a Superintendent, by
the imposition of my hands and prayer (being assisted by other ordained
ministers), Thomas Coke, Doctor oi
Civil Law, a Presbyter oi the Church
of England, and a man whom I judge
to be well qualified lor that great
work. And I do hereby recommend
him to all whom it may concern as a
fit person to preside over the Flock ol
Christ. In testimony whereof I have
hereunto set my hand and seal this
second day ol September in the year
ol our Lord, one thousand seven
hundred and eighty-lour.
A Genius
"How did Tom manage to get to
much of his uncle's estate?"
"He married his lawyer's Only
A little girl was in the habit of telling awful "stretchers." Her auntie
told her she could not believe her; and
to warn her, related the tale of the
boy who called "Wolf, wolf," and how
the wolf really did come one day and
at up all the sheep.
"Ate the sheep?" asked the child.
"All of them?"
"Yes, nil'of them," said the auntie.
"Well," said the little one, "I don't
believe you, and you don't believe me.
So there!"
Spanking doea not oure children ol
bed-wetting"., There is a constitutional
cause for thia trouble. Mrs. M. Bummers, Box W. 77, Windsor, Ont., will
send free to any mother her successful
home treatment, with lull instrue- -
tionB. Send no money but write her
to-day il your children trouble you
in this way. Don't blame the child;
the chances are it can't help it. This
treatment also cures adults and age-
people troubled with urine difficulties
by day or night.
The Lady—"Here's some wood to
cut, and when your work'a done. 111
give you a good dinner."
The Hobo—"Madam, ye're too kind
—me conscience won't let me take de
The Lady—"What's your conscience
got to do with it?"
The Hobo—"Yer see, I'm a bachelor. If I selfishly do dis work, I may
be takin' de bread outer de mouths o'
some poor married buhl's wife an'
kids. No, ma'am, I can't do it!"—
Cleveland Leader.
Customer   (with   a   sigh)—"Good
peaches come so high."
_ Grocer Boy—Yes'm; when they pack
em they always put the best 'una at
the top."—Chicago Tribune.
Looked Like a Canadian.
In a Police Court in Old London
the other day a detective gave evidence against a band oi confidence
men, and told tbe magistrate that
their leader first approached a man at
Waterloo station who "had the appearance oi a Canadian." He did not enlighten the court as to what a Canadian appearance was; but the incident recalls one which took place in
London last year, when a bevy ol
girls was sent over as part of an advertising scheme ior a Montreal newspaper. One oi the girls got lost in
the British Museum or some place ol
thut kind, und was compelled to ask
the good offices oi a "bobby." She
told him of her plight and asked to
be directed to the private hotel at
which the party was staying, adding
the chance remark that she was a
visitor irom Canada and did not know
her way about. The "copper" surprised her very much by retorting:
"Ho, Miss, yer needn't 'ave told me.
I knew you was a Canadian the moment I clapped ray h'eyes h'on yer!"
And the girl from Glengnrry hns always wanted to know how the constable knew. Can it be that there is
really a "Canadian appearance" and
that the London police have got us
classified? It is an interesting point.
Perhaps Doctor Colquhoun, who is
just bnck from a trip to the "Big
Smoke," could solve the riddle:
"What is the Canadian appearance?"
Canadian Gig Infantry.
After an eleven day journey across
country from St. Catharines, a detachment ol four officers of the gig
infantry arrived in Pctawawa camp a
few days ago. They include Captain
Wilson, 9th Missisangwa Horse, Toronto, in charge und Cnptnin Snyder,
9th Horse, Toronto, Lieut. Cozzens,
19th Regiment, St. Catharines, and
Lieut. Suydaui, Queens' Own Rilled,
The party left St. Catharines, on
July 31, traveling overland to Toronto, where u day's halt was made.
Leaving Toronto, the journey waa
made vin Richmond Hill, Bcuverton,
Kinmount, Combermere, Golden Lake
and Pembroke to the camp.
The gig infantry is the idea oi Capt.
Leonard of the Corps of Guides, St.
Catharines. The gig has not yet been
adopted by the Government. An out-
lit of tent, blankets, shovels, etc., and
provisions for horses and men Ior
fourteen days is carried.
The distance traveled by the detachment ol the gig wus 425 miles, un
average ol 40 miles per day being
made.   One horse is used on each gig.
Franco-Canadian Treaty.
It is sad to leorn that the Franco-
Cuiiiidinii treaty docs not plense Uncle Sam. Under its terms, Canadian
manufactuicrs of agricultural implements, electrical machinery, etc., enjoy considerable tariff advantages
which, added to the cheaper Canadian
prices ol steel, wood, etc., will, it is
feared hy United States manufacturers, turn a large part ol this trade to
Canada. It iB highly probable that
the great manuiacturing industries of
Hamilton will profit largely by the
terms ol the treuty.—Hamilton Times.
Unsurpassed for quality and flavor
Lead packets only, .At all Grocers.
28th Year.
Individual Instruction.
Good Positions Await our Graduat.it.
..™™ lor Illustrated Catalogue.
Address, The Secretary, : Winnipeg
Business College, Corner Portage Ave
and Fort 8t„ Winnipeg, Man.
aad all ere ilsetese, Cataract*
and anni mar tha sight can na
ourwl without tha Knife, bv
Dr. Carter's Absorption
method. Write for book
Franklin O.Cartar.M.D.
IS Stato St., Obloaso. III.
Will exterminate Bed Bugs.
can be rubbed on bed springs aa it
will not rust iron.
is antiseptic and will not discolor
varnished work il used as a cleanser.
is a benutilul brown stain that can
be used on floors or other unpainted
Ask   your   store   keeper   or   write
Sales Manager.
Carbon Oil Works.
Manufacturers  of  "COWL  BRAND"
Oil Specialties.
You Can't Cut Out
vlll elmb thtm off VMUu-taUfaMd
y_a work tht horat Mat tt__a.   Dott
not blliUr or rtmoft th. htlr.   Will
1*11 yon mora If too writ*.   ll.Ot par
ABSORBINB, JR.,  (or  ■uklnl
m   |l I,-nt!.. Kodnf>ti Varl.uaoVolna.Vw
Hydro-salt,   Rupltrtd U.acl.a or Lift*
Inlirftd aUuUa.    Allaja pala qnlcklr.
W  f. TMMI, ■ O.F.. 'IT rut* ft., ItritifWd, Mm.
LYIMW U_„ ■••.»■!, CmUtm imk,
Mit urtliM bf Mania ltd I WytM Co., WMhi;
Tht Rttttait Im I Cbtml.il Ct., Wioa-tftt MdCthjiry;
»s* *aa4maa Irai. C. LU.. lautam.
Select Silver
If one thing more thin another '
prom Ihequslltyol iflnnra-t,
On halm, forts, spoons, etc.,
if il aa unmistakable stamp
of qualify.
lot In sets, dlthet, walNfs,
•It., sr* ttsneed
MCRid-N antTa co.
I "Sllnr Hats that Wears" THB   REPORTER,   tffiW
;m_6, fisitteB; Columbia;
, Issued erery Saturday, froin office of
Publication, Northern Ave, Xew Michel.
In and Around Town
J. R. McMillan of Corbin waa a
visitor here yesterday. .
The Great Northern railway now
lias an agent at Hosmer.
Business over the Great Northern
is increasing so rapidly that another
var inspector will he put on.
The second National Apple Show
will be o"n at Spokane from Nov. 15
to 20,' The fate over the Great
Northern will be $12.80 return,"
If that 85.000 bet is cancelled, it
is said in San Francisco that Johnson may refuse to enter the ring,
and the big flght may be called off.
Don't forget Brown's hioving
picture show in Crahan's hall dn
Sunday night. Turn out and help
the Brass Band boys who will pull
■off a percentage of thb proceeds.
The Western tjnion takes oVer
the Great Northern telegraph system on'No^, i. This will be a saving of 25 cents on bach message in
future, no matter where sent;
The C. P. R. have had a gang-of
men at Woi*k this week putting in
a larger culvert at the first bridge,
the old one nbt being sufficient to
allow all the water to pass under
the tracks.
Learned min tell us that in La"
tin the word ''editor" means something to "dat! |7 In Canada its
. meaning is altogether different,
it means to scratch around like blazes to get something to eat,
",' The kickers and croakers have no
place in a city with the^push find
progressiVeness of "dur town.: The
;n_n wbo opposes needed-public improvements and stands in the way
nf progress is not a good citizen.
, A car loaded-riith Vegetables for
' the Trites-Wbod Cb., ran ■ off the
^track at the siding here, owing to
defective brakes, The roof ,of the.
car was badly stnashed and the contents were1 unloaded from the.top.
■For Thanksgiving Day, October
■;25th.'the Canadian Paoific Railway Coriipany announce a rate of
law anyone third for the round
trip. Tickets will be on sale Qcto-
,l>er22nd, to Qct'obet 35th'. .inclusive, .final return limit, October 27.
It is very, easy to, fill a country
newspaper every week if the reai|-
• ing matter be reprinted, from tho
city dailies or from the large weeklies, but it is not so easy when an
;iiffprt. is niade to provido the new-.
,of the district and articles that are
nuitc original. Today almost everyone reads a city paper, and if a reader is not interested in his local
paper it is because he has discovered
by frequent observation tbat seldom
nnything new can be foundthore.
Look) for the Oval Brand.
Guaranteed Unshrinkable,
Hewson Underwear is as
good as Hewson Tweeds,
Weber, New Michel
Spend Sunday tit Baynes
People of Michel and Hosmer
should take in the excursion to
Baynes Lake to-morrow-. The,
Great. Northern special train from
Fernie to Baynes tfill not leave Fernie until after the arrival of the C.
Pi R. express, the deVeloplilents
which have been taking place at
Bayn'e> Lake recently, in connection
with the irrigation system just completed there by the Kootenay River
Land Co., are well worth Visiting.
All wh'o join the excursion are
promised a delightful trip. Round
trip fromJFerni'e 81.75.
Marattion  Race
Probibly the greatest Marathot.
race that ever took place in the Pasn
will be run.on, thanksgiving Day
in Coleman'. Amateurs ii.ll over the
provinces of Alberta, and British
Columbia are training for the 12
mile race... Shorter races also will
be run. Tickets can be bought at
tiie Reporter office.
Cramped for Room
There is considerable building
going on in the ' residential portion
of the town, but tiie great difficulty
seems to lie'in securing residential
lots, as there was only, a limited
number put on the market, and
these with the exception of'less
than half-a-dozen have been built'
on. It is a wonder the Coal Co.,
would not survey a few blocks west
of tiie present townsite and give the
employees the benefit of owning a
home of their own;
There are a great number of
married men who would like" to locate iii New Michel, and if the Coal
Company would put on some lots
and run a work train as is done
from Fernie to Coal Creek, it would
be the means of the Company being
abie to keep a more steady class Lof
Get in
Your Orders
in early
for the
'Special edition
|| the '
tteporte1* ■
the Majestic Realty Coi
A-new company, under the name
of "the Majestic Realty Co:" is
now carrying on the business of real
estate and insurance in the city of
Calgary. This company is under
the management of G, ft. McKay,
late of this town, this is a good
opportunity to procure city property, farm lands or any commission
business th'il't can bo guaranteed
worth its value.
We are advised that only reliable
property will be handled, aud any
investment offered can be wholly
depended upon'. . They will- be
pleased to have a call from you
.when in the city, also, correspond
ence solicited. Office* Room 5
MtiDougall Block.
Qne Cent a Word
.: :i^_r^^*„'3_*wr?»^r$ft,_^
Ad*»_rt.i-ment_ euch aa For Sale, To _,._, Lott I
Poena Wanted etc., inserted tt the uniform !
rate oi One Cent a Word Bach Ina.rtlon
V ll. Block 5. Price .150.00. Easy terms. Ai> I
ply lUatiaii. Michel.
•"■ Row. for bhIo on (may tenim or to rent to re-:
*ponHlble pitrty.  Apply to J. Si-Iale, New M-tchol.
»v furitihi,; iouIm, :i wnyoiiH, -I horse--,, hurtles.,
200 chickens. 40 turkeys, :s tons carrots, 8 tons of
turnips, c.uuiitlty of ciibbnKe and evorythinj?
nround my plnce. Now l_ the time to buy. Fur
terms enqwire of A, Vlnsiik, Now Michel.
NEW MICHEL,   Sunday school's p.m
Service 8 p.m., in the schoolhouae.
MICHEL, Sunday. School, 2.30 p.  ni,
Evening service,  at 7.30.    Band of
• Hope every Monday at 7.30 p. m.
Rev, S. f. Clienoweth, M. A., Pastor,
The pastor and officials extend a cordial
invitation to yon to attend these services. .   ...
Services—ilftj Sunday  in   the   month,
Holy Communion, 11 a. tn.
Evensong, 3.30 p.  m.
Sunday School, 2.00p. in.
A. Briant N. Crowther, M. A;, Vicar.
Michel, ti; c.
Sundayi    Low Mass,  8 a.  in.; High
Mush, 10.30 a. m, j SundAy School, 3
p. in.:) Vespers, 4 p. nii     ,
Mondayi   Mass, 8 a. in.
Rev. Fr. Meiatiner, Pastor
LP. Eckstein
D. E.- McTagoaiit
Barristers, Solicitors Etc.
[f there is no Union Printing
Office in your town, send your
work to tiie Reporter Office,
New Michel, and hnve it done
by the man Who Unionized
the First Printing Office in the
Pass, and have your jobs decorated with that
-THE —
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sent tree. Olrteit saenoy for (ocurlnrpatent*.
I Fstants taken tTirouah llunn * Co. raosln
itKUl Mtfct, without oi__». to the
Scientific Hmericait <
Ahari(!iom«l»tllMtr«tBdwe*Ur, "Urmtolr. ,
minion ot say sotsntllo Journal. Terms for '
CaliadaJU6a'ftsr,poiU«oprapila.   BoU by
K, iu y «u Wsshtoitoo, a a
Conspicuous Shoes
A pair of shoes may be cohspicu
ous for either one of two reasons, be
cause they look particularly bad or because they
look particularly good. WALK-OVER, Shoes
are"!in the, latter class
from the "first day they
are worn till the last day
That's but one reason
Why you 'should buy
them: there many other
reasons equally as good.
Find out *at, our Btore
some-of them any other
reasons why the WALK*
OVER is the shoe fot U
At th* Usual Prices
xVC_ilu L::a.::is_Li_jia.a
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Reading .Notices inserted under, this, He.ndln,
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' Mrido (Jlgnw..
ttHIPPINO Tubs, printed to order, good tongli
^ _tock, at th. ltci
! Keporter ollk't-
ENVELOPES.   Anyq.mnllty, good stock', well
printed, nt tlio Reporter ofllce.
JTATEMUNT9, Printed nnd   padded  ns   you
•' want th.».. ut the Repbrtcr ollice.
T ETTER-.Iiendri; Plain or Fnncy. Any color
Jj ink. printed nn yon like them at tho Reporter oftVo.
Any slZo and nny color Ink yon doilre.   Printed nt the Reporter olllco.
PRINTING Ink. WecandecornteyonrprlntlnK
1 jobs with nny color orshnde of tho (most Inkst
in the world. For fine color work aend yonr
order l^o the Ropor^er.
In stock and made to order
FhSid. Pomahac,
Union Bakery,
G. SOVRANO, Proprietor
OLD TOWN, -,  -   - MICHEL
Fresh Broad Delivered Daily
The Ein'jjr'ess.o'f Ireland df.tli,e C.
P. R.,inw,anl bound from Liverpool to Quebec with 1225 passengers on, board, struck a /submerged
wreck, between Cape Chattee anil
Matan'e 40 miles east of Rimouski,
yesterday morniug. Her bottom
wa^jnerced nnd she Is taking in
Notice of Applioatlon for  Renowal
of Liquor tloenss
NOTU.'K i* herpby divert. Hint, I. Aletitinilor .1-
HcCoill, ot NewiM-iobdl.'B. C, lilicn,! to up
|,ly lo tlin MiiliurititomlHlit ot I'rovlti'jllil PoIIro,
,.lllifiUX|iinitloti nfono' moiitli froiu iho iliile
Imrcof, for li renewal ot my retail llqubr llr.onao,
tortile itrelnlsei kiiown'aii the ■Tlreut. Noclliern
HtilUl, sltualixl htNaw Mtchol.    C.
Dnlcil at New Mtoliql, II, C, Oct, 0,19011. ,p,    ...
Notlos of Ap.lslleatlon for   Renowal
of Liquor Lloonto
voTlflBIa itcrcliy jtlvon. that I, (leorite B
l' sUKliiiaii.'nfNiiwMlbhiil, II. C„ lliienil to an.
lily lo tiie SUperillloillletit ol l'rov|ni;iiil Pollcu-
ut the oltilratlon ol Ollb irionlh trtiin tin) Alto
hnraof, lor a rflnMwsl ot my fetall Iliiuor llconw,
for Uie iiremlsen known as-tho Kootetiay Holol,
»ltiintodatHew.Mlohiil, BrCI..
 , |;tt    •■   '   HEOIIQE.B. STEDMAN.
Dated at few Mlchol. D. ft, Oct. 10, lino.
J.J.SCOTT,       '
Horae-ioeitiK a Specialty
Lots for Sale all   j
jffi.    over Blairmore
•       •
* Townsitej
by the only Rfeal Estate man in Blair-
TYlAVOi. If tntorastetl, write for particulars  .
II1U1 Ck Office, on Main Street
Ai McLeod, Blairmore
Soiivenii* China
'Consisting of J
Plafes^ Gups and Siaucers, Five o'clock Tea Setsy Vases Etc., Con=
tainSng Views of Michel.
Tliese goods a'ro direct from "the mainifactuivrs and the   ni'iu-
dlenifans profit is cut out.
•Jewelefs, Optlciansj Photographers
Cheap Rates
Fast Time
First Class Cars
To England
and Italy
Great Northern
Fine Art Printing
To the Report** OffW* VOL. 2.
NO. 4
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One would think ttwiit  flrst sight
thnt Old and New Michel ware, but
two cities hemmed ill oii.yvery side by
lowering mountains nni'fiiicst slopes.
But the casual observerj'js agjjeeably
•iiirpi-istx] when he flrftwmt that this
district Is spotted eveWtWht'i-e with
profitable market gardotii and dairy
farms. /!
These outlying adjuncts serve well
the needs of the twin cities. Perhaps
no other industry in the Pitas yields
as great -ft-turns as this. With an
adiniiiible climate nnd a fertile soil,
the l-etnrns are flatterilbgand bountiful.  I'.'.    "■'?:•==: ■■ L; ■'■•'-';'■'    ■
lite produce when marketed brings
in ample remuneration' for the toil
nnd time expended in its production.
Time *»*as when almost ii^oUiiui farm
and dairy produce wiiswiipimf^'oni
districts hundreds.;. <>f .inile*-*MVniy.
Now all tWb in past... Our.farum are
fast increasing In number, nnd .the
price per ncrenge is'J'diiuble'that of
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<> y
<>   "v
Ave years ago,
'::?y ,'iian Sr '■*•; •■ ryjrei'
The climate of Michetyis'efllittlli4.h*.'.
few and not sm'pnssofl^by.un^otlicr
section of British Columbia orAlbeila.
The warn westerly winds, which- constantly blow up tHt'vPiw.i^iBpno
little iu making the 'climate so refreshing and salubrious.
A gradual change marks ali the
variations of tbe seasons, '. The raiti
fall is not excessive or the winter intensely cold. The weather In autumn
is Ideal. The conl air of the evening
is softened in tbe morning by a mellow sunshine and a dryish brisk air.
Michel and New Michel
ome of 3,500 frogessive
and  Enterprising People
SplendM   Resources   fan Industrial   Development
Climate  Unequalled
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uresque Scene icy
Our Industries
The mil in-ill and raw mineral ores I
<if Mithi'l J)istriclj^»iiiiiggji.'iit for so
fi'ci" nlati\^-l(^?R^p"tviJii'.tlii' aid of-
man's iOwoifffv.'tli.'iii^ rapidly devel.
.Vff: ^Wf^ff^ "f ii*8'1- J'?v<'iop«-
n,^l?S#wiy*l;,ho fM-
solid"" Commercial nnd sitostantiar en><-:
ferprises.'  With this advent the horizon  of our future commercial and ita-
dustria.1. spheres  js brilliantly   an_^
bountifully illttmiiiated.   The possibilities i,n store for Michel district ar»-'^
< ►,■! such thnt residents and business men''
j^: T  inIgejternlifeel iibsol.ite certainty in
J'^t j 'the'results of years of exploitation.
,  Our ooul mines, (which ate being
further treated upon  in other article*
are. lo.ngpast the development stage:
and are now ready and are shij
large quantities to the outside roar-j
kets. .   ' fi
mils at the Case*of 'the luanu-
of raw materials aiid it is to
It our manufacturing nations
  ....jrgreat and phenomenal
•3fr   -
Iron, vibe twin sister of cial, lit-a iu
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close proximity. Who could foretell:
{or'who would prophesy but that In
ten yearls time, the tjvln^cltles njay be
the largest manufacturing and indue-'
triaiw^i-e for the'jWest.#'   _
midst of plenty, and view in the distance nature's handiwork' in a panor-'
ama Of siletilcsplendor, ,   ,'.'     ....
)vv rji story of Michel
Michel, located on theCviw's IJi.'*it,
Passlailway linejsji ♦yfi'aJ -mfWrtig
ttiwu. Here are, located some of the
Crow's Nest Pass Coal Company's
best Inndsgincltiding five good seams
ranging in width from seven to fourteen feet. Twn of these are uow being operated and the others will be
its occasion demands. At present the
company is installing au immense
steel tipple running all the wny across
the valley. Tbis when completed it
is'said, will be the most niixlei'ii plant
of' the kind in Cnnnda, if not on the
continent. The daily output from
iifii'liel mines is about 1,800 tons nf
coal and between 700 and 800 tons of
The history of Michel begins with
the opening of the cool mining opera-
tiotif. there on June 10, 1889, the year
It would seem that nature when in
tbe process ot its lung upbuilding nnd
rearing into comely shapes, the liuid'-
scapea, plains and valleys, <if'BHtish
Columbia, that she hnd, lifted up her
hands and retoui'fied with a skilled
artistic brush the-land in which the
residents of Michel district resi.
The winding valley clothed, with ven-
dure and spnrkliug with ri'hY ted
light from a constant and icy strenni
of mountain wiitnis is by dny a gnl-
uxy of colors, by night n silver chain,
Not far distant one sees ineiiitetiig and
frowning tn utiitaiiistops onyered with
the nlmost perpetual 'ttni-w' that' in its
evohitionnry course from the soft
flukes to the hard glacier, maintains
Its place as noutislicr ot the plain and
toner of the atmosphere. *"'
To the lover of nature, this is Indeed
an iueat spot, where one can sit in the
after the construction of the Crow's
Nest Pass railway. Two years Inter
the first coke ovens were rired, since
when, with brief Intervals due to labor
troubles and other unavoidable causes,
•both-! mines" arid ovens have been in
constant operation. The company
owned the original townsite and nn it
erected a store, hotel and '.residences
i'  y    .i'.'>,        .' '
for the officials nnd workmen, in ail-
dltio'n tn tne works about the mines,
every   thing alxitit   Ihe   town   was
therefore, owned or controlled by the
company.   As a result of Ihe devel-
opement of the mines nnd the eonse-
fluent) .employment of  niuny more
met), it was found this yeat that there
was "not accomodation enought for the
retjiijBts" in the old town and n new
towstsite was opened lip immediately
west of the old' one. The government
had an interest in this and the lots
were sold to one and all who wished
to buy. The result has been the
springing np nf a tine new town, in
which there have nlrendy Isvn erected in addition to several scores of residences, two hotels mill stores of nil
kinds nn which their owners have
just opened up fnr business. One of
the results of the opening of the new
town is llint ninny who were before
tenants of the company are now building their own homes and are thus settling down ns permanent residents of
the place, The building nf this new
town put Michel in t he front from the
stand point of progress and development during the yenr just closed.
ance being practically members and
other people more or less dependent
upon the coal company or'its enipldy-
The progressive men who have, bf ;
their energy and foresight, been .able.
to sccttie for themselves such magnifi
icent fields for Industrial development,
should reap and will'harvest returns
.worthy Of themselves. .   .
Back of it all lies the fact tbat each
step attained, the twin cities advances.
With nn excellent situation, healthy
industrial enterprises, progressive eit>
izens,' the future of the.twin cities Is
prign-uit with a hopefulness that Is ,
warranted bv unmitigated .resourcefulness. '-      77 7. 'i.
Where is New Michel ? >
New Mifhi'i is on the Crow's Nest '
{Itailiiind, 23 miles West nf Coletti'an,'
Allieita. uiid'21 iniliw Knst of Fernie'
.1*. tl., mill 2JH-miles K,i.st'*f Nelson, B.
C.  ,..    .,_    .
New Mleli'el Is the let minus of the
Cleat Moi'thei'ii It lil.iav anil Fertile
Morrissey ,V Miehel Railroad.
Michel Wat jr, Light and
Power Oo. Ltd.
President, A. .1. McCihiI ; Seei-etary
Tiy.iMiiiT, (i.,11. Slitlinan : Dirretiirs,
A. Kennedy, T. II. Ilakii iiinil 11. (join-.
ees. The pay-roll of the mines runs
about $07,1100 per month, although It
naturally varies a little uei nrtllng tli
conditions In the industry.
New Michel is the eastern lerini-
Hess of tbe Great Northern railway in
British Columbia. Erom there to
Elko, 42 miles west, the Great Northern pnrrallels the C. P. II., turning
south Ui the inlernntiniinl bonntinry
ut the Intter place. Whatever benefit
there is to a conl producing town in
railway competition, Michel enjoys it.
In addition to the freight traflc there
is a dally train service over the Great
Northern to and from New Michel.
The population of the old and new
towns of Michel is nbout HSOO. Of
this number over 1,100 are employed
in and abimt the clml mines, the bal-
.    A. McCOOL
Pies. Water and Light Co.
A. KENNEDY,  Postmaster.
Last month two of our local nim-
rods took to tha tall timber, ostensibly
for a rest and quiet retreat, but when
they returned they had the following
momentous words to give forth to a
wondering world, {
" Until the wonder grew
That sttcb small heads could
carry all they knew."
For punjbse of reproduction we
have alteijd their names.
"Several weeks ago, while I.was
prospecting on the Elk, River 1 sometimes had occasion to:Ho some^nimt-
ing. Food was often scarce ind my
partner Dan Sullivan and 1 were almost stained many a time.
It was on a bright sunny day' when
Dan says - to me, i' Say Jepson I'm
blessed if my sides are notacavin in
for tha wee bit of some black bear.
Let's go hunting." "Alright Dan I'll
goynn."     ,
We carefully packed up a small
pack of bacon and flour, took our guns
und slid down the river In a dug out
canoe. On both sides of the river the
towering mountains cast huge shad
ows into the river that mnde us think
that our canoe was slipping on a field
of glass, As we proceeded an occasional canyon presented itself, when
we hud to portage It. The view actons
such a gorge was well worth our effort to encompass it. Tbe sunlight
caught by the dashing spray was can-
verted intomyraids of colors, which
formed themselves into waving beams
across the canyon. Tbe green slopes
further added to the mountain tableau
that caused us to halt and gate, with
unmitigated joy at tbe pleasing panorama, i
Further down when we took the
liver, the river widened. Dan kept
his eye ahead for possible game. The
forest growth along the banks was
dense. Suddenly Dan called out to
me. "See that cinnamon'up that fir?"
Yes I replied, " take a shot Don."
Up Dan got on one _nee. soldier like
and' Mated away. Into the clump in
the tree tbe bullet whined and stopped. A scramble upon the branches,
a lurch, a sudden drop struck us amid
(Up. You see while all this was taking place, we were carried down
stream.  Just as we reached the tree
Lumber Yard
Wholesale and Retail Lumber
-■'■■"■•,"fl:  ■ —
jtAil kinds of the
'^b&tf&z   Lumber,
loors and Verandah Posts in
Stock and to order
flernie Lumber (Jo. Ltd.
New Michel, B. O,,
ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH :'*'!:' * •/• •'
Secretary Canadian Club.
the wounded bear tell backwards into
our dugout.  And out we went.
"Where are you Danf" I called
swimming to shore, " Never mind hie
yer honor, mind that bear doesn't sail
to the starboard and swing you one,"
After tugging and swimming for the
space of twenty minutes we reached
the shore in a most deplorable condition. Before I could turn around,
Dan started the greatest laughing I
ever heard him do. " Be jabers yer
honer. that bear ia a mighty good sailor, he's got his claws out for sails and
he's sheading for camp,"
For three days we wandered around
the wild and inhospitable mountains
with' only a pocket knife for a weapon. At the end of whicb time, we
came ton welcome Indian ranchere,
where they gave us plenty of dried
potatoes and salmon. After a refimsh-
ing sleep we asked for another canoe
to go back up the river. The chief
came to ns before we commenced and
in a frightened voice, asked ns to examine a cultUB bird in his reserve.
Dun and. I walked over, all at once
that Irishman got into convulsions.
He says, "Oh Lord, its a black bird
President Board of Trade.
alright yer honer, its that confounded"
bear witb our dugout on his back, and
he's climbed that Br."
James. Jepson ■■"
Some of our pretty little girls
seem quite fond of our cunning
little boys, on whose lips the
flrst appearance of what will
in the course of time be a mustache, and they, are really imperilling the. lives of these
youths in keeping them out - so
late evenings. . Girls remember
that little boys should always
go to bet early.  ''   * -f   ,■■.'•■'••■
P. McLanders
For an
or Hair cut
Imperial  Bank of Canada-
Head Office:      Toronto
Capital Authorized $10,000,000
Capital Paid Up $5,000,000.     -:-  ..--.,.    Reserve Fund $5,00O,Q0DI.,<$&
Drafts, Money Orders and Letters of Credit Issued, available in
any part of the World
. t.. ..... • ...
.     Interest allowed on deposits from Ditto of Deposit
Branches at Michel and New Michel: ,'-.:   T. B.BAKER, Manager
\::;i •>:• Consisting of -:-i7
Plates, Cups and Saucers, Five
o'clock Tea Sets, Vases Etc., Containing Views of Michel.
These goods are direct from the manufacturers and the mid-
dlemaris profits is cut out
SomertQii S^others
Jewelers, Opticians, Photographers
New Mibtiel       >        -       B. 0.
•j-.T.' fftfi  REPORTER,   NEW   MICHEL,   ftRlTlSH   COLUMBIA
H- Sommerton
' ' .' .'• i"'-
Nothing comes nearer to our hearts
and hinnes than does photography.
By its means the poorest and richest
are enabled to preserve the pictured
semblances of loved ones and to iidot n
their wails with pleasing re-productions of the best walks of the masters,
And naught indeed, will recall dear
ones to memory like an excellent
photo, There are other galleries in B.
0. that turn out fine work, but none
better than Mt" H. Sntnni&rton. His
operating ahd reception room's are
fitted up in,a vfry handsome manner and style, finish and
correct technique characterise all
bis pictures, tie uses only first class
apparatus ttnd materials, and lie Is
painstaking and tact itself in dealing
with patrons. Artistic in everything |
he does, Mr. H Sommerton is an
artiet who Ib highly regarded bj^'the
community, being a gentleman 'of
professional competence an a man of
word "always.
Undertaker and Contractor
H. F. Weber
There is no more reliable or more
representative business Arm in the
town than that of H. P. Weber dealer
in boots and shoes,, dry goods and
men's furnishings, Business in all de
partments Is sought on strictly the
merits of the goods bflered for sale
and as he has been a resident for
years, new-comers to the district may
feel sure they will receive not only
conscientious considerate treatment
when dealing here, but every legitimate accommodation as this firm has
a gilt etlge reputation to maintain and
sustain. Recently he has placed orders with many ef the most noted and
reliable limn in the oast for a large
consignment of stock representing
everything in the dry goods line nnd
especially the ladies wear, of which
they ere making a specialty. Mr. H,
F. Weber Is a prominent member nf
the Board of Trade,
The store, which has lately been
erected hy Mr. Weber, is admired by
all. It is well lighted nud everv department conveniently, arranged.
J. J. Scott
J. J. Scott, who has been here for
some yeoiSulmts.openijd up a large and
spacious blacksmith shop which is
quite an addition to the town.'. He is
an expert horse shoer and blacksmith
and gffies entire satlsfacHbw'to.ali who
seek Mb services.. As a repiiirer of
farm mii^hjery, jie. is 'certainly capable of putttnifout the finest of work,
aiid the.fartifcjrs of this district are
congratulating tbeiuseves iipon Mr
Scott's efficient work In jWjtt'i j^fchel,
The shop is on an excellentlotaition
and convenient to all.        '"■'-.• ■'.'■!
W. B.King ^
Ice Cream and Confectionery.
Mr, W. B. King manages a well-
kept confectioner}* and a choice fruit
store, which is rapidly becoming popular owing to the first class quality ot
goods that he offers for sale. The icecream, which is Hazelwood's, of Spiv
kanee is admittedly the finest on 'the
Pacific slope. . ...
Wright Bros.;
The Western Grocery „& .Supply
Store,- was the flrst business house established in Npw Michel, built by Mr.
A. Bonamice, iu themonth flf,.October 1907. Wfight Bros, the present
owners ..took, the business over ou
January 1st 1000 and are .thoroughly
satisfied with-the result;, nndsay, the
tij4nei!a wifcthe best paople.sti earthHrftv'
do business with,'■' always •■ -wanting,
gond goods which in the end build np
a reliable reputation for-the firm,
quality lost after prices are forgotten.
They have for this reasons trade a
very large stock of men's goods iu all
lines, which has been brought direct
from the -manufacturers at cash prices.
Their grocery, and provissitm business sho-vs a steady increase-which is
the proof of fresh goods always giving satisfaction, , -:,■
■ A brief inspection of this store will
prove to any one the progressiveness
of this firm.           \>
-•»■•■/?: George   Fisher
The writer visited tho fine livery
and feed stable of Mr.' George Fisher
and found there not only a well
equipped livery barn bnt splendid
horses and vehicles, The livery is
conveniently situated and is well
patronized not only by the towns
people but by travellers and tourists,
Mr, George Fisher has spent the
last four years in the West, and iu all
bf thretiinehashiid great experience
with horses. In liis management of
livery barns and dray line he is certainly in the flrst rank as he lias made
a great success of all the different
businesses he has handled.
,. .   F;   Pomohac
Mr. F.,Pomohac who has been here
for some years is now engaged in contracting and building nn a large scale.
He is erecting on Great Northern
Avenue two fine residences, which
will be a decided acquisition to New
Michel. Mr. Pomohac takes a great
interest in all public affairs. He is a
skilled musician and bis services are
in constant demand.
Mr. PomOhoc is also the owner of an
undertaking establishment which is
up-to-date in every respect.
Our  Reason
In presenting this illustrated edition
of the Michel Reporter to the public,
we have only one object in view, and
that is the advancement of the district and the Welfare of our patrons.
The growth of this locality has been
nhenomenal ahd it is only right that
the facts should be plainly stated and
placed before tbe world. The out
come of such a write up as thia is of
untold benefit to the community, and
although those who contributed to
the production Have ample reward at.|
once, the benefits keep ou rolling in
for an indefinite period. Thanking all
the advertisers and patrons for their
G. G. Meikle,   ;
Great Northern Hotel
McCOOL   &   MOORE,    Proprietors
A visit to the Great Northern would
convince the most skeptical that it is
one of the busiest and mnst flourishing
public houses in the town. Occupying
as it dues, the best location in New
Michel, it. has, lince its floors were
opened to the public, enjoved a.ruu nf
trade so large ahd satisftying in everv
way that there are few, if any, hotels
in the west thin equal it. Messrs.
McCool.._ Moore have always done
their utmost to maintain for their
hotel a reputation, which has never
been called into question, nnd it \s a
well known fact that there is no more
homelike or thoroughly respectable
house catering „ the public Any
where than is tbe Great Northern.
The rooms arc all large, well heated
and lighted, handsomely furnished
and kept spotlessly clean. There are
but few business men in the town to
whom we could refer, that are more
vitally interested' in future success
than these gentledtan. They have at
all times contributed very generously
to pushing the town to the front, nud
the phenomenal success they have
made of the present undertaking is in
every way well deserved.
There is no way of improving
a place so much as by encour-
ageing good merchants, good
schools, and good people ti
settle among us, and this cart
not be done unless we spend
our money at home.
Kootenay Hotel
DOUGLAS -St STEDMAN,  Proprietors
The Kootenay Hotel, being one!of
the best known, and thoroughly respected and strictly up-to-date houses
in the town and district, must not be
overlooked in this description of the
business interests of the town. Occupying an excellent location, the Kootenay Hotel has, on the splendid reputation of its worthy proprietors, secured
and successfully entered to a class of
trade so desirable that it is safe to say
that the most particular guest seeking
seclusion from worldly excitement
could hot be in safer quarters, The
moms are each and all cozy, neatly
furnished, well heated and ventilated
from cellar to garret, the house
throughout is kept clean. The meals
served here could not bo better and
the dining room is indeed a cowmen*
nable feature of the up-to-dateness of
the house. Messrs Douglas & Stedman are perhaps tile best malingers iu
'the west and they, enjoy a wide reputation as conscientious and enterprising business men. Although they
have over twenty rooms, the house is
always full, which speaks particularly
well, not alone of the comforts of the
house, but also of their excellent management. Mr. G. B. Stedman holds a
large number of responsible positions
in the town. He is Secrctnry-Trc.is-
ttrer of the Michel Water, Light and
Power Company. Sec-Treasurer of
the Board of Trade, and member of
the School Board.
Michel•!• Timber Wealth
. It would take thirty years to entirely denude the district of "Michel ot
timber, The only timber that is being
cut at present is used in the Crow's
Nest Puss Coal Companies mine and
the forest.growth is practically untouched. The timber in this district
represents an enormous wealth and is
one of the greatest assets to the twin
cities and district.
::,.i    .    ... ;
The Model Bakery which was established three months ago, has already
secured a firm foothold in New.Michel
and Michel,
One of the direct causes of this, Is
the high quality of bread and pastry,
out 'out by these gentlemen.' Thev
have au excellent location, and everv
modern convenience for the establishing of a large business.
' Tne Heporter wishes them every
success in their new undertaking.
J. Seigle
During the past eighteen months
there are but few concerns transacting business in the town nf New
Michel, that has on its merit, wor. a
higher place or distinction iu the
hearts of the people that can he said
of tbe nm. of Mr. J. Seigle. He has
from small beginnings kept pace with
the progress nnd development of the
town, until tiwlny be is regarded, and
justly ao, aa among the foremost in
business. The furniture in stock is of
the highest quality. Everything
from carpets and linoleums lo wall
pti|iers are ready to meet the large de
uiand for these gbods,
A. Kennedy
He was born iu Almonte, Ontario,
and was educated in the Almonte,
Ottawa and Toronto universities. He
graduated in Toronto ; at tbe early
age of twenty, being first honor man
and winner of the Dr. Anigon gold
medal for dispensing. He also took
up the study of optics in Toronto, nnd
received' two diplomas, " Not being
satisfied witb holding diplomas in
Ontario in drugs, he also holds diplomas-for Alberta, Saskatchewan and
B. C.: He seeing a future in western
Canada, left Ottawa in 1007. to conic
west to become one of our stanch
westerners, that so many good easterners make. In addition to his interests in drugs, Mr. Kennedy takes an
active port in municipal matters, being an active member nf the Michel
Board of Trade and a director of the
Michel Water, Light _ Power Go.
The pharmacy of A. Kennedy has
enjoyed a long and successful career
in this town, and because of its very
high repute, it demands strong praise
front us. There it no branch of business so important or more representative hi character than the drng Hue,
nMd' We wish to draw-particular attention to 'this store, as it is a model establishment, and it is not too much
to-sav there is ha idly, a hotter equipped store in town. The best and
Htiesti.of thugs, proprietary medicines,
toilet, articles, perfumery,, musical
instruments, etc.,-arc always found
here, and the prices are always found
reasonable. This pharmacy keeps
pace with the progress and develop'
ment of the town, and it enjoys a very
extensive patronage.
Mr,'. Kennedy devotes his undivided
time and attention in looking carefully after every detail of the business,
Being a skilled optician, Mr. Konnedy
is perfectly qualified tn test eyes, and
write prescriptions for whatever quality of lenses may be required to restore the normal' vision of an optic no
matter how/defective. In this connection he has been very successful
nnd as a conscientious optical practitioner he is spoken of by all who bave
sought his professional services, Mr
Kennedy who is postmaster of New
Michel, is one of our nibst representative business men of the town.
This store might be classed aa one of
the few to be found in towns much
larger than New Michel, for complete,
well assorted and modern lines. Upon
entering the store a scene of systematically arranged stock., is,, 'U<cseu ted
The visitors notices the new and up-
to-dnte soda fountain, crushed fruits,
etc., plate glass show cases oil both
side i of tbe store and glass front wall
fixtures, displaying stationery and
drugs on either side. The eye Is here
attracted by the line display bf high
grade imported sundries, composed of
Dupout's famous elsmy goods of all
kinds, the most popular grade of imported and domestic perfume* together with a grand stock of high
grade chocolates, books, fancy goods
etc. Mr. Kennedy realiies that there
Is something, more essential than high-
class goods and fixtures, namely, the
professional work in the laboratory
and dispensary. As we have already
stated he holds the gold medal for
dispensing, awarded to him the year
he graduated, as well ae four diplomas
and two more entitling him to test
eyes sciehtiflcally. As a result of
these, a well merited popularity for
his remedies has been gained In this
locality.   ;■-■
Another great convenience which
the people'of New Michel enjoy is the
post office, which has been opened up
in his store, equipped with modern
fixtures, subh as general delivery nthf
boxes of the latest type. '■%
We can only wish Mr. Kennedy"'
many more successful years in town
as his store is marked by the progress
of the town.
Mgr. P. Burns & Co,
Our Banking Institutions
The financial needs of the towns are
amply provided for by two banks
Which offer every banking convenience and are iu a position to give the
same service and .facilities extended in
the large cities. T_e Imperial Bank
of Canada has established two
branches in the twin cities. Of late
years the expansion of bank branches
has been sn great that Inspectors are
required for the different provinces to
assist the head offices in management.
The two banks in the twin cities with
Mr. T. B. Baker at tlisif head, offer
every facility for the collection of
notes and transfer of money drafts.
Money orders are issued payable in
any putt of tbe world, and for speed,
telegraphic transfers can be made.
Savings liauk departments arc also
cnndni'tcd at each bank, and here,
dcpnsils may be made, lo whicb inter, st is added at regular intervals,
and withdrawals made without notice
or delay.
The Hub around which the business of
New Michel centres.
A IJew Town
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Shirts, Socks
Ogilvie's Ftolf^lla Best in the
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We know how to
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Our Motto
Better Goods at the Same
Price and the Same Goods
I at Less Price than  elsewhere
Traders Mail0rders
Wood Goy,
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Branches: Old & New Michel
Coal Creek and Carbonado
Promptly attended to.
Satisfaction guaranteed
or your money refunded.
New Goods* ■ IWItlalne
Low Prices
Few stores in the West have the same Facilities, and tremendous advantages in buying as this store. Buying for
cashy and in the largest quantities, we are enabled to! hammer down prices to the lowest point and to sell closer than
our competitors.
. ThehStoiwings for the>season constitute probably the finest display and greatest variety ever before attempted in
th^?*FaBS;> Thebest:pitoduct8of the best makers are heiteIn largest variety, and the stores with their extensive
connection* are all at yont service.
Suits and
For Men
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Some very pretty effects in Four-in-
Han-is have made their' appearance for
fall and will materially assist in completing that' smart appearance you
Our Hats Always
line For a
Get A Head
best makers of two hemispheres-MAm-
erica .and Europe—are the names we
con|j«rel»iWthand our display iniljSoft
anf "HarOvFelt Hats and Gaps includes
the latest styles) nobbiest blacks and newest shades.
Geti;lntai8pme of our warm
alKwsb'p- ;•; (Uridervrear. .. »Best
makes represented here :
W.G.'*R: Shirts and Collars.
Men's Sweaters, Sweater Coats and Way'-, Mufflers of Pure
Wool.   •! All colors and combinations ..and* wide range of
styles. i
GLOVES; for Workin|men.- Al'. utyles,, lined and tmlined,
made in .-every leather used in the manufacture of Gloves :
Honeh'ide, Muleskin, Buck, etc.  .
our special Workingman's Glove.   .
Smoker's Supplies.    Briar and Maprshatmi P(ipes to suit any
smoker.   Special agencies for H.B.B. and G.B.D. Pipes   '
" Better Smoke here than ltoreat'ter."
Pattern Hilts from London, N*j"w York U-d'J'aris.
Keady-to-wears in a wide range of newest shades.
In Children's Heajdwear we are showing a most com*
prehensive line of Bearskin Bonnet**, Tama, Busbies,
Tuques, etc Misses' Felt Hats in all new shade-rand
They fit. they wear, they look well. Tbey are tbe
very newest, up-to-date shapes and are made of finest
selected leather.
All leather and made to wear, give best satisfaction
and save yon money.
The latest ideas In footwear nre combined with comfort," style und wearing qualities in these shoes.
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in all new and popular shades and fabrics. These
garments are made by a specialist in cloak-making
and are right up to the minute in style, fit and satisfaction.
The Popular Knitted Coats and Golf Jackets for Women, Misses and Children'in all sites: and styles,
Knitted Tuques and Hockey Caps,
flers, Mittens and Vests.
' Brndloy " tnuf.
Knitted Slippers for ladies, misses and children.
Our  Grocery D^artment
Il most complete at this season of the year, and our
' stocks are added to daily, with eve^)K incoming train.
All our groceries and provisions titti'deliVered In' car
: lots, and buying aa we do in large^jnantities enatileH
its to sell closer than i uir competitors. |
Home of dur specials :
tandard PfuduCiMi'TeafeiCufrecs, Spices, Ex-
Flve Boses" Hour' "ffiStley ft Palmer. Bis-
Vtley's" TcaijmdHll [fbpnlar blends,. Bed
.'agstalTs C._B|, Hslnli; Martin's nnd other
and all staple Hues;,
Fine  Irish Grass-bleached Linens In Tiny Cloths,
Scarves, D'oylies, Dress Covers, Runners, etc., in rlne
drawn work,  Battenbnrg,   solid nnil   embroidered
* pieces, priced most reasonably.
Ladies' Fall and Wititerweight Coats and suits in n
wide range of sty ley and fabi Irs,
Shirt Waists aud Blouses in a largo variety of Silk-
Net, Cashmere, Outing Flannels, etc., some very dainty effects among these.
McClary's Famous
Kootenay Ranges.
are economical in their fuel ciillsmn|iLiiin anil maintain n steady, constant heat. In ■(instinction tbey
are unsurpassed, will wear for years and make a
handsome piece of kitchen furniture. All sizes and
styles of Ranges always in stock.
House Fui mailings and Bidding, Blankets,
Comforters, etc. Special values anil lowest prices In
all these Hues.'
Better values than ever before—not high-priced, but
high quality. 8toles, Throws, Collars, Scarves and
Muffs in a charming array of Fox, Sable, Mink, Mar*
mot, Electric Seal, Persian Lamb, Astrachan and all
the popular furs. Let us know your wants and quote
Is always replete in every detail. A complete range
of Beldings. Embroidery, Silks, stamped Linens and
Cushion materials always in stock..
Perfunies,'MiriWS, Brushes, etc., etc.
Our Meata are all fresh Killed anil are government
inspected,   Look for brand on our
Hauls, Bacons, and Lard :—Griffin's—ArinoiirV
Every department ful|v stocked to- look nfteri.vonr
Old and New
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''■' l'Wo carry the* largest and best selected lines of
• Men's, Women's and Children's Shoes
in   New     Michel.
If you buy a   pair of Shoes  from   us
and they aro not satisfactory, bring thorn back and
where Goods and Prices ape
Businesses in the Twin
,<|...yi'.      Cities
One Coal Company.
Four general Store
One dry goods store
Five men's furnishing stot'es
One drug and bookstore.
Two Post dnVen*- ',   .       ;
Three hotels
Two bakeries
One Jcwelery mid music store
One photo stnilio
One billiard and pool room
One livery anil one dray Hue
_ One lumber yard
Four retail butcher shops
One Blacksmith shop      i
One real estate and insiufnce Co.
One undertaker
Three railway conipatilest
Canadian Pacific
Great Northern
Fernie, Mnrrissey & Michel
Two barber shops
One implement emporium
One furniture store
Ono co'nfeitionerystore'
Three contractors and builders
Central telephone office
Michel hns three lodges.
] Oddfellows,
H&i***l}.ts of Pthysiii'a
Kagle^       .
....   TKreit chuWies 7
W-fiJ /Romai^Oiifiholic, Father Meis-
"SrWf ^jj>.snei:$?ttstor   ■
"' 'Methottjj^^. S.  T. Oheno-
weth, pSstjjr"', ;■;    t
Anglican, Rev: A,   Briant  M.
Crowthor, M, A„ Y.icar.
Two schools with three -teachers,
§V oa$lfTrade
& PJtejlident.'ifl B. Bilker s Vicc-Presi-
$«-&£- J. McCoijl; Secretary-Treiia,
U. B.'Sti'iliiian.
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_a ', Canadian Club
W«   vA I'..-
■;*l Pri**ldont,;T. B. Baker ; Vlce-Prcsi-
'_» ;!jtlent;.A J.. McCoolt Secretary-Treas.,
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1   '    .1. T. Armstrong;
Athletic games in the twin cities are
a regular and constant source of i-n-
joyinent. The Michel baseball team
won the championship of the Pass
this season and comprises some of tbe
finest amateur players in the west.
The football team which is in the Pass
league, entile out with Hying' colors
at the close of the season, A large
number of Ihe players are fioiti the
old land and are scientific and skillful.
Sport has always occupied prominent'
place iu this district and.tbjs winter
Michel will have a'strong hockey team
In the Pass league.
Officers of Knights of Phythias
W. J. Mart, C, C.
J. A. Murray, N. C.
T. B. Baker, K. of R. and 8.
(i.-B. Stedinar.M. E.
12 members
Miner's Union
President, John Marsh
Secretary, Charles Garner       ;   .;  '
There are 800 members in the Unit in in ilichel
Two Promising Towns
New Michel and Michel, with their
splendid location and situation is In
the heart of one of the most picturesque valleys of British Columbia,
aie destined In the near future to
become huge emporiums for trade
and, undoubtedly, the most livable
towns hi British Columbia. An e*
cellent water system will soon be es-
tablished, which will Insure health to
the residents and provide splendid
protection against loss by fire, An
electric light plant will also soon be
be installed and the residences and
stares as well as the streets will be
illnralnitjed nnd lighted, adding much
to ttSe comforts of the residents nf the
towns, With excellent schools and
banking accomodations, good hotels
and progressive business houses, we
have every reason to believe that the
next few years will see a rapid development in the Michel district and
rich, Indeed, will be the reward of
those who are iu any way Interested
in the towns and district. The advantages that the twin cities enjoy
and the fact that the business men
and oitisens are thoroughly alive to
opportunities that other towns lack,
rim result iu only one thing, prosperity. ' The fact that the advantages are
here would mean nothing unless they
grasped and made the most of. And
it is just this one thing that the Michel district excels and make possible
a future that nn other town in tho
proviuce cau, expect.
Since March 1908, fifteen Imudred
people have settled In New Michel.
Michel has a population of two
thousand thriving and enterprising
ELK PRAIRIE       ,.
Elk Prairie is a splendid fertile valley, extending north nnd east up the
valley of the Elk, Covering oyer 120
square miles, it has an acreage -sufficiently great to feed and sustain the
wants nf the twin cities. The land In
tbis valley haa been ranked by gov-
ernment exports aa " First Rank" and
Its producing qualities amply justify
this classification.
Elk Prairie is being rapidly filled
with enterprising settlers, who have
not had to encounter the difficulties of
breaking and .tilling the soil found
elsewhere iu this province- All grains
and vegetables roach a 'perfection
while the cultivation of fruit so long
delayed is now receiving its just and
due consideration.
Recently a post office has. been
opened and the wagon road improved
so Unit commerce with Ne* Michel
is fast and steadily becoming an important factor iu the development of
the district.
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Michel   Baseball   Club
Hon. President, Otto Meier
"    Vice President, T. Crahan
President, E. K. Stewart
Vice President, G. B. Stediuati
Secretary, H. Spnierton
Manager, A. J. McCool
Captain, Miles Estabrook.
Pitcher, Miles Eatabtook
Catcher, Charles Spence
First Base, James Carney
Second Base, P. McLanders
Third Bane, Clarence Estabrook
Short, stop, D, Lansille
Centre Field, G, A. Passniore
Left field. Alex McLfod
Right field, Bert Estjjibrnok
Elk River Brewing Co
President, R. Moore; Vice-President, E. B. Stedman j Treasurer, T.
Crane ; Manager, Otto Miers.   '
Officers of the I. O. O. F.
Noble Grand, William Dairies
Vice Grand William Sewel
Recorder'Secretary William Moody
Financial Secretary, J. A, Murray
Treasurer, G. A. Passniore
SO members
Member of the Football Club
M. Joyce, G. K.
S. Moore
J. Mason
J. Mtiiray
W. Whltehouse
S, Weaver
W. Jenkins
O. Millet
A. Allan
G. Watson
Half Backs
The Editor is indebted very
much to H. Somerton for the
handsome photos taken for this
special. Over ninety per, cent,
were taken by Mr. Somerton.
At New Michel |ihe provincial
Police have a thorough tried,
representative in the person of
A. Morris, who, |in jjut-cessful in
maintaining ah olrderly town.
In Michel we have C. J. Bulger
who also like his brother constable, has a splendid reputation for keeping splendid order.
Hunting and Fishing
Hunters and sportsmen make New
Michel their rendezvous for a hunting
or fishing trip. Not far from I he outskirts of the twin cities arc found,
deer, black bear, rocky mountain gnat
and sheep. The tronhies brought in
by hunters is an evidence not only of
the prowess of the hunter but of the
mngniflcieiit field for game.
The Elk river, now renowned for Its
mountain trout, is thronged with
euger fishermen. The game fish in
this, liver are noted for their solidity
of body and proverbial gatneness.
President, G. B. Stedman
Pest President, W. Davis
Secretary, William Toner
Provincial Worthy Conductor, R.
Moore. Mr. Moore Is one of the oldest
Eagles In B. C. nnd Is now In running
for tho highest honers which this
splendid order Ain bestow upon him.
T. B. Brandon, of the firm of
Barrett, Brandon and Company,
assisted the editor of tho Reporter edit and publish this
illustrated Review. This firm
is incorporated under the name
of the Foothills Job Print &
News Co., Ltd,, and is doing the
finest job work in the Pass at
the lowest prices. The man
ger of the Foothills Co. is a
keen business man, while the
Editor T. B. Brandon is well
known as a writer of repute
throughout western Canada.
41 Meat Market
H. DAY, Manager
One of the largest wholesale and re.
tall businesses in the west is that of
the 41 Meat Market „ Company. Not
only does the compauv extend oyer a
wide area, but it transait* an enormous trade which is increasing steadily
from year to year. The store at New
Michel is a model nf neatness and
cleanliness and strickly up-to:dat« in
every sense nf the word. Their stock
is always fresh and consequently la in
great demand. Besides fresh meats
thev keep in stock smoked hams and
bacons, sausages, fish and produce of
all descriptions. Mr. . Day who ut
manager, is well and favorably known
throughout the twin cilies. Mr. A.
Hopwood Is the canvasser and dc
llverer for the company and there le
perhaps no more painstaking ahd
trustworthy employee In tile com..
Fernie   Lumber   Company
MR. M. McPARLANE. Manager
The lumbering Industry nf the west,
is perhaps aa Important or more so
than1 the coal industry. With the
fast diminishing forests of the east
our lumber mills find ever an incaeas-
ing market. The Fernie Lumber Co.,
which has had a yard here for one
and a half yews are, not withstanding
their great loss, able to supply the
local demand with lumjjer nf the flrst
quality, The lmnienseSrndo carried
on by this company in lew Michel ia
no doubt due to the popularity and
business methods of Mr. M. McFarlane. He has been engaged In lumbering for many years and his vast
experience enables him to deal intelligently and wisely with every customer. The yard is well and conveniently
P. Burns & Company
MR. NEWING,  Manager    '''■'•"
The establishment of P. Burns &
Company, Is well equipped and is up-
to-date to the smallest detail. The
manager receiving a large share of
the trade of the town and district as
be possesses the en tire confidence of
the house keepers uf New Michel.
Their establishment is kept perfectly
clean aud cool, As regards the meats
sold they are " second to none," and
are noted for the high quality and
fseshness, They' keep in stock' fresh
meats, fish, lard and splendid smoked
meats of which they are making a
specialty.' Mr. Newiug, who is man
•ger for P. Burns in Michel is an
energetic business man,
Tbe establishment of P. Barns &
Company,: here has ra splendid Am.
monia Refrigator plant installed. It
is driven by steam snd is one of the
most up-to-date plants in th*- west.
A. 0. Murray, J.P.
Mr. A C. Murray is one of tbe oldest
inhabitants in the Michel district and
can lie rightly styled " one of our pio.
neers." At present he is engaged in
farming and haB built up a large and
successful dairy business, His produce bears the unwritten stamp of
high quality.
Mr. Murray occupies two very re*
sponsible and prominent positions,
that of Coroner and Justice of the
Peace. The manner lu which he fills
these la commended on by all.
The   "Men's   vdlbthifig
BOYD-MUIR, Proprietor
It would hardly be fair till our part
to allow this issue to lie printed without expressing commendations on the
above proprietors,. Their store is, neatness itself combined with an artistically dressed window'and walls.
Although Messrs Boyd_Mulr hare
only oeen in business thtee months
they are building up a large trade,
especially with the young meti, with
whom they are very popular, They
keep in stock the famous "Fit-Reform and Fit-Rite Clothes "and the
"Traveller and Artisan Shoes."
These nre ever in demand together
the stylish Hats, Shirts, Ties and Collars,   The Reporter can assure   its
Secretary Board of Trade,
readers that this establishment ia well
worth patronising.
E.V. Holden
.The personal worth and capabilities
of dur pioueer builders of the town, Is
no where wore fully demonstrated,
than in western Canada. Mr. Holden
haa fnv some time .been engaged in
building and contracting and It Is safe
to say, that no one in the twin cities
takes a greater interest in them or
has the entire confidence of the public
reposed tn him. as has Mr. Holden.
He'.has Just completed, the large
store of Mr. Weber and has contracts for many other buildings anil
-residences, His workmanship has always'been found to be of the'hlgheM
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" Tyldesley   Dairy 'V
Elk River, B,
H, V, Holding Go.
Builders and Contractors
Repairs and alterations promptly attended to
Estimates cheerfully given	
New Michel
B. 0.
For the Finest
Ice Cream
Poultry -:-
New Michel BUG
" Hold your largest sales when trade
is dull and advertise them extensive:'
ly. that is the secret pf my silccesi."
! :'.';: ,'       .    -j6hn 'WAiwAtt-lMiiKowhiladhlphia
H. Somerton
Tho large iinil spacious jewelry,
store of Mr. Soniprton'-i is well-equipped in every department. The store
is neatness itself roinliiiietl with an
artistic display of sterling goods.
The stork in this store is so well assorted thatfew if any ever have to place
an order in a larger city. Mr. Sontet-
ton is also an expert optician and in this
capacity has proved himself a valuable
asset to New Michel, The Reporter
can safely recommend to all this
store for the sale of reliable goods.
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Insurance, Real
Estate & Loans
For a House
and Lot :
H. P.' $<_BKR.
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Here is your opportunity to buy a home for yourself on the same terms as paying rent
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-bf., Eduction    . Buy one of those beautiful homes opposite the
e. k. siewat'i, winiam Eeriest,,,,!: Bfootenay Hotel 'situated on* a business ■■. Lot
aii,.c,as„'(„„a„. ^^ gnoljjg double m -f^jie -within the next
two years.    It is needles^ tojsay thisis the
PROGRESSIVE!   greatest opportuiuiyeter printed to the
people of this locality to buy a home in a
rapidly growing town on such easy terms of
,trON^.ATTiiB<REi'QHTOh'hoi'   payment. ,   •.',-:■;■■      ■; ;;:t'".''[«    .
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Mens, Womens and Ghildrens Shoes, Etc
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Mr. Seigle has added a new and up-to-date line of Furniture and House
The RigW Goods « Me Right Prices \* »
Furnishings to his already complete  stock
A Square Deal te Everyone
Low Prices
Seigle  Motto
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