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 VOL. 1.
NO. 33
Hotel Michel
T. Crahan,     j?    :    -     Proprietor
The Largest, Most Modern
and Best Equipped in the Pass.
Michel, - British Columbia
House Cleaning Time
Now is the time to give your house its Spring
Cleaning. The following articles will assist
you in doing so. • ,'        i
Furniture Polish, Liquid Veneer, Chamois Skins;
Insect Powder, Bug Poisons, Carbolic Acid, Chloride of Lime, Sulphur, Copperas; Borax*  Soaps;  Silver Polish etc., e'tc''
Steps are Being Taken to Hold  a  Mammoth  Canadian
Celebration on Dominion Day*
The regular meeting of the Michel Canadian Club was
held in Michel hall on Monday evening, the president T. B.
Baker in the chair. Owing to the absence of the secretary,
G. G. Meikle was called on to fill the position for the evening.   Minutes of previous meeting were" read and adopted.
Applications were received fromH. N. Reid, M. Baklur,
R, H. Moore, G. E. Oliver, W. T. Moody and J. T. Armstrong, and on ballots being taken, they were admitted to
Communications were received from the Regina and
Calgary Canadian Clubs enclosing copies of constitution, bylaws etc., which were left in the hands of the executive to
deal with.
It was moved that a celebration be held on July 1, and
that tile secretary write the Coal company for permission td
bold sports on the prairie. It was also moved that the secretary write the Minister of Militia regarding forming a rifle-
club at Michel. Secretary was instructed to have. 200 .forms
of "Application for Membership" printed and distributed
amongst the members.
A public meeting will soon be held, at which the pre'si
dent is expected to deliver an address on some popular Can
adian subject.    .
Imperial Bank of Canada
Head Office: TORONTO
Capital Authorized $10;000,000.
Capital Paid up $5;Q0O,OOt).' feest $5;0i)0,0b0
Savings Bank Department*
Interest allowed on Deposits at .Current Rate
from Date of Deposit.
Drafts, Money Orders and Letters of Credit issued, available
in any part of the World.	
S    A    L    E
For the month of May
An opportunity never had before in the Crow's Nest Pass,
of purchasing at such exceptionally low prices
' Jewel Waitliaui, fitted in Silvorocle fast). 18 size        - ,
regular price $ 7.7ft   Special (or May, $ 4.05
1.5 Jewel Walthaui, Siiverodc or Nickel caw). Ill size      .,
regular price  10.00.   Special Ior May,    7.115
17 Jewel P. S. Bartlctt, Silvcrode case.,IS size. . ....       ,
 -     regular price  11.00.'   Spocial for May, ' (1.00
211 Jowol Vanguard, Nickel case. IS size   i        ,,   ,  -,
regular price -17.-50.   Special lor May,  -10.00
i lur Heavy Miub Watcli
regular price    11.00.   Special for May,    -1.60
At a small extra cost we fit the above in fortune or Cashier cases.   A few Ladies1
!l and 0 size Watches, fitted with 25 year Cashier cases, for $10.50
Wo give a written guarantee with each o; the above Watches
enabling you to return if not satisfactory
Somerton Bros, B8SL-   New Michel
41  Meat market Ltd 41
Higji-class Butchers
New  Michel
All meat fresh killed—Prime Boef, Pork,, and Mutton.'
Daily Butter.    Mild-cured Hams and Bacon—Fish
in Season
The Store Where They Send What You  Order
2     Deliveries   Daily    2
bahaitiad M'iii'lg institute Netting
The fifth general meeting of members of tne western branch of the
Canadian Mining Institute. Will he
held at Coleman, Alberta, on (Tuesday May 25th', 1909, .'.All members
of the Institute in good Standing
resident in the west are by, virtue of
such membership, also membefs of
the western branch. Members are
earnestly requested to attend T this
meeting, and are cordially invited
to contribute papers or notes for
reading and discussion at it;also to
kindly notify the seoretary ,,tlint
they will do so if such be their intention.
Result of Examinations
The result of the cxaminntiaps
for coal mine officials has just been
announced. Those from here successful in securing certificates were
First class:—S. McYienr.
Second class:—M. Johnson, T»
Cunliffe, Geo. Rogers, W. Eccle
stone, A. Matusky. •
Third class:—N. Howells, II. Mas-
sey, Geo. Luck, Ed. Heyes,, Jas.
Sharp, M. McGnrry, ti, Roberts,
G. Spencei;, M. Robinson, W'. .Pic-
ton, \V. Simister, W. Wis, T.
and that generally, the paper has
done more for him than he has
done for it. The man Who cannot
see the benefits arising from a local
newspaper is about as Much value
to a town as a delinquent tax list.—
Nicola Herald.
Great Northern
Culilne Uniurpaiied
Bar Stooked with th* Flnait
Attendance  Unexcelled
McCool & Moore,   !!   Proprietors'
Nearly All Boosters Here
When you hear a man sneering
at the local paper because it is not as
big, cheap and newsy aa the city
papers, you can safely bet that he
does not squander any of his wealth
in assisting to make it any better,
browned 'i'{ Hosmer
Much sympathy is felt in HoS'
mer for Mr and Mrs Arthur Tate
who have recently lost their only
child Harry Valentine by drown'
ing. The,, child was only a little
over 2 years.pld, having been bor,n
on Valentine's.day FeU! .14, 11)07.
His mo.ther missed him on Saturday afternoon last for a short time,
and on searching for him Jie *#as
found by a neighbor in the snlo.ll
creek tunning ;dose by IJjc house.
Ho must already, havd been in tjie
water some minutes and air efforts
to tei'ivfi hiii) were fruitless.' The
funeral was. on Monday May 10th,
and tho Rev. A. B. N. .Crowther of
Micheljaridljosniet: officiated. Mr
and Mrs Tate have not long arrived
in, Canada, from Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England.
New MicHei, B. G.
Laurensoti & tiouglas      -      -
ftATES $2.00 A i>AY
Everything First-Class and Comfortable
Nothing but white iabor employed
Tha committee in charge of St.
Paul's church dance and supper for
Monday May. 17, are completing
their arrangements and it is anticipated that it will prove a great success..' ,It will be held in the Michel
hall commencing at 8. p. m. and
the tickets .are fifty cents. The
Woman's-Auxiliary are relieving
the men ijntirely of the task of providing the supper..
JL 3^.   Chocolates   JLL Jk.
and Confectionery*
NEW MICHEL.    Tobacco, Cigars, Nuts, Cider and
"Elk Valley Beer"
Pure and
Manufactured from i
Canadian Maltj
Bohemian Hops
and the now Famous
Crystal Spring Water
Elk ValSey Brewing Co., Limited
Livery, Fe-ed arid Transfer
Bus s^fvice,. fiy.e trips daily between thq
C. P. $, .Station and the Kootenay Hotel
Fare,\jlound Trip ;.
Single Fare	
GEO. FISHER, Prbprietoi*
(jet Your Hirsute Appendage Clipped and Your
Whiskers Pushed in at the Great,Northern Tonsor-
ial Parlors—Yoii'rt next. '■■
P. M. MacLanders, Prop
E. V. Holding Co.;
Builders and Contractors
Repairs and alterations promptly attended to.
Estimates cheerfully given  • •
New Michel
Sirig'dr'3'ewlng jy|achines
Tha Best lh {lie World.   Simple, Strong, Silent; Speedy
for.sale at W. B. King's friiit store, Ne'.v Michel.
Needles, OiMnd Repairs.
F. J. Conroy; Agerit.
HOUSE, if you want
Good Board,   :   :   :
Dray and Express Work Done.    -   -   Bus Meet* All Trains
Most Reasonable(Pnces in town
White Labor Only Employed.
H, CARR, Proprietor
Nixon & Ferguson
Tinsmiths, Plumbers and Stcamfitters
Plans prepared and estimates cheerfully given,
Hosmer, Bi C.
All Meats bear Government Inspection
Stamps. Give us your orders for
Choice Butter, Eggs and Smoked Meats
LUMBER YARD wholesale and ketail
All Kinds of Lumber, Mouldings, etc.—Fa
I       Verandah Posts in Stock un
Ferrule Lumber Co., im
All Kinds of Lumber, Mouldings, etc.—Fancy Windows,  Doors  anP
Verandali Posts in Stoek and to Order.
New Michel I The Business Kind.   That's What Keeps Us Busy.   See. ■^ 44 ■\-*»s   *r
,.*-Vr  ■
An Expert Gives Some Interesting
Data to Show How the Dominion is
Being Sapped to its Own - Great
Disadvantage—Should Foster Home
Industries, Instead of Shipping
Raw Products Abroad
A student of economic conditions in
the Dominion ol Canada contributes
the following:—
"The gieat west is filling up with
population, but the older provinces
need more people. In some parts of
Quebec there is a falling off, as the
latest returns show that in 18 districts
out of 65 there was a loss of population.
, "Nearly half the countries in the
maritime provinces have by the last
census actually lost not only the natural increase ol 2>,' per cent., but
a further percentage, drawn away by
the attractions offered by the Great
West, or the .industrial centres of
New England.
"Loss of population is always a
symptom of decadence, and how that
is to be arrested is a question of deep
importance to the country and of interest to every public-spirited citizen.
"All artificial inducements, sucli as
subsidies, bonuses, etc., offer only a
temporary stimulant and ought to be.
put aside as valueless.
"From Lake Superior to the sea,
east, the country possesses natural
resources as great as the vast wheat
prairies and stock lands irom Lake
Superior to the Rocky Mountains ai*.d
a hundred times more diversified.
This belt of country, more than a-
thousanJ miles in breadth, possesses
forests, fisheries stretching around
hundreds of miles of coast line, minerals of all kinds, coal and iron, great
fruit, dairying and stock raising lands,
and above all, a superb climate for
developing the human animal to its
greatest perfection. No country Is
more richly endowed. What more is
necessary Ior the creation and development ol a nation? Still it has a
.great lack of people; the country needs
more people and we do not have them
because under the ordinary laws of
supply and demand there is not profitable employment for them. How is
employment to be provided for workers? The only way is to work up
the natural sources of wealth—our
forests, fisheries, farms, minerals.
These are the only true, ba°es of the
future activities, and wealth of our
people. Provide employment hy work,
ing up raw materials, of which our
country is rich, into finished products, ready for consumption. For
example, take our forests. Shipping
abroad logs and wood, to be. worked
by foreign labor and returned to us
in a finished product is a reckless
form of national extravagance, as it
transfers to another country both the
population and capital required in
manufacturing, as well as the higher
profits created.
"We. wish the United States well,
but we have to look out for ourselves.
We have no need to ask them to manufacture for us goods made from our
natural products. We want the work,
ers this side of the line—not south of
it. We want, people to fill up our
towns and villages,.make new homes,
earn money, spend it, develop new
lines of trade, industry and manufacturing. . .
"With more population we will be
less dependent, more powerful, more
wealthy and more important in the
world's affairs. We will g'ive a concrete example of the labor vnlue of
even a rudimentary industry—that
of barking or "rossing" pulp wood.
It is taken from the report of the
United States committee on pulp
wood, etc., lately published. A witness who is a pulp,wood operator in
the Adirondack-* find ships "rossed"
wood to Watertown, and also to Niagara, gave evidence that he paid for
stumpage $3 per cord. The labor of
cutting and carrying to tho mill is
?4.80 per cord. The labor cost of
' rossing is $1.82 per cord. The mill
burned the refuse. The freight to the
pulp mill is $1.75. The overhead
charges 50 cents. The price at the
mill the present year is $15.50, so that
the profit was $1.05 per cord. There-
fore, the labor employed received
$8.70 of the $15.50. The witness did
not give evidence ns to the two succeeding steps, namely, converting the
wood into pulp, nnd from that into
paper, but his evidence was sufficient
to show the labor value of even so
rudimentary a process as peeling the
wood. His output ol harked wood is
25,000 cords a year. The labor cost of
this outside of stumpage would be
over $200,000.    The sum at $500 per
year per man would afford employment to 400 hands; suppose half of
them were married, that would represent a village of 1,200 people, all demanding their requirements of civilized life and augmenting the general
welfare and prosperity. These figures
are not altogether applicable to Canada, but if one "rossing" mill producing 25,000 cords, can give so much
profitable employment, whnt would
be the result If all the half million
cords of pulp wood annually exported
to the United States were rossed on
this side? The labor earnings would
reach into millions and extra workers
employed and their families would
add tens of thousands of people to our
"But take a step further and suppose the wood, instead of being exported, was converted into pulp on
this side of the line, one could hardly
compute the value ol such a huge industry and the impetus it would give
to trade.
The last report of the board of
trade of Portland, .Me., states thnt 31
steamers from New Brunswick carried
there 55,349 cords of pulp wood, and
by other steamers there .was received about 14,000 cords, amounting
in all to 69,525 cord's of wood. Suppose
that quantity was rossed in New
Brunswick, it would represent wages
to the amount of about $600,000 and
employment to a population of about
3,000 people. II converted into pulp
before shipment, these figures would
be vastly increased.
While Canada is beyond question
the greatest spruce producing pulp
"Wood country in the world, wood pulp
itself is only one in the catalogue of
Canadian assets, that ought to be
utilized to bring workers, prosperity
and wealth to our country.
The question now is, will each province undertake to conserve its great
resources of natural wealth to the use
of its own people hi order to attract
to Canada all industrial people that
will increase our population of consumers and taxpayers, develop the
internal trade and enrich the whole
country with the results ol new productive energy."
\      ;	
In thousands of homes tluoughout
Canada Baby's Own Tablets is the
only medicine used when the children
are ailing, and the mother who keeps
this medicine on hand may feel as
safe as though, there was a doctor
constantly in the home. Baby's Own
Tablets cure all' stomach and bowel
troubles, break up colds, destroy
worms, and make teething easy.
Gunrnnteed free from opiates and
poisonous drugs. Mrs. Geo. Wilson,
Wilson's, N.B., says:—"I began using
Baby s Own Tablets about five jears
ago and since then hive used no
othei medicine for my children. They
never fail to bring relief, and I would
advise all mothers to try them." Sold
by medicine dealers or by mail at 25
cents a box from The Dr. Williams'
Medicine Co., Brockville, Ont.
Granddaughters of Duke of Cambridge
Lose Title* by Duke's Wedding.
The two pretty and clever granddaughters of the late Duke of Cambridge, Misses Iris and Daphne Fits-
george, created quite a small sensation in London recently, by their
ainging of several solos in the beautiful old church of St. Michael's, Corn-
hill. An over-flowing congregation of
city men were delighted with Miss
Iris's rendering of "0, had I Jubal's
Lyre," Miss Daphne's "Angels ever
bright and fair," and a duet from
"Stabat Mater." Tho sisters are uncommonly handsome young ladies,
and their vocalism Vould do credit
to the professional platform. Miss
Daphne also is a writer of considerable promise.
Their family history is one of tho
romances of British royalty. The
late Duke of Cambridge married the
burlesque actress Miss Fairbrother,
but the alliano*) was morganatic under the act passed in 1772. By this
act none of the British descendants
of George II. could marry und9r 25
without the consent of .the King. The
Duke of Cambridge defied the act,
and his descendants are thereby prevented from being princes and print-esses. Miss Iris and Miss Daphne
and their brother George are the
children of the Duke's eldest son,
Col. George Fitzgeorge, who died
last year. Their uncles are Rear-
admiral Adolphus Frederick and
Colonel Augustus Charles Frederick
Fitzgeorge, the former born in 1846,
the latter in 1847. The admiral is
a typical British naval officer, bluff
and hearty, with a fine fund ef
anecdotes, and a wonderful way of
picturing in a few crisp words the
scenes and' people encountered during his 40 odd yeara of sea life. The
colonel is an ardent sportsman, who
has seen plenty of military life. The
fact that the Fitzgeorges are morganatic children does not necessarily
stand in the way of their being raised
to the peerage.
New Place for Cards
Recently two well-known Washington society women making calls, arrived at the house of a certain friend,
and, after ringing the bell, waited,
No answer. They rang again, and after considerable delay the door was
opened by the new cook, who asked:
"Phwat do you want?"
Upon being told of the nature of
tbe call the girl replied:
"Oil Stick yer cards between me
teeth Oi've been making bread,"—
Philadelphia Record.
"Fine clothes on some people," said
Uncle Ebon, "is like de feathers on
an ostrich. Dar ain't no doubt about
de quality, hut de bird wears 'em in
such a ridic'lous way ["—Washington
Worms in children, if they be not attended to, cause convulsions, and often
death. Mother Graves' Worm Exterminator will protect the children
from these distressing afflictions.
el clean, sweet-smelling
linen Is obtained with hall
tbe toll end half the time
If Sunlight Soap is used.
Sunlight shortens the
day ■» work, but lengthens
the life of your clothes.
Locating by Telephone
A stranger in town was at an office
in one of the downtown skyscrapers
a few days ago. He had promised
to enl! on some friends on the upper
West Side while in the city, but
found that his business would not
permit him to do so. Wishing to excuse himself, he called his friend on
the telenhone. The servant answered
nnd snid her master could be called
ii'i nt n certain other number; he had
gone out. /Mr. Stranger called the
number and war soon in communication with his friend.
"Well, when! are you now?" lie was
"At a certain number in Broadway."
"Is that sn?   What room?"
"No. 615."
"Well, I am in 516, aext loor. Come
in."—New York Times,
"Pa, is there such a thing as luck?"
"Of course, there is, my boy.   It is
always luck when a batsman on the
opposing team makes a home run."
The use of the flesh of dogs for food
is increasing in Germany, over 6,000
carcasses having passed the government inspection last year.
Australia's first, submarine, a 300-
ton, German-built boat, is so constructed that a crew of seventeen men
can remain half a day below water in
A married man sho'i d come home
early at least one night n each week-
just to show his wife :uiit he can do
The successful anirltt  knows   just
when and where to draw the line.
A pressed steel boat, into peifora.
tions of which is forced under h"drau.
lie pressure granulated cork until the
entire surface is covered, a rec • it invention, is claimed to be unsinkable.
Natives Spend Nearly All Their Time
on the Water.
At Lake Nokune, on the Guinea
cocst in Africa, there are a number
of villages which resemble the prehistoric villages that stood on piles
above the waters pf the Swiss lakes.
There are many scores of huts with
gable ends and grass roofs lifted on
piles to a height of about seven feet
above the witter. Rude verandahs
surround the huts, with fences along
their outer edge to keep the babies
frorti rolling into the lake.
Scantily draped men and women at
all hours of the day are floating in
dugouts on the quiet waters engaged
in fishing, their chief means of livelihood.' Poles instead of paddles are
used to propel the canoes, for the
water of the lake is nowhere more
than over five or six feet in depth.
A wide natural channel extends
southward from the lake to within 300
feet of the Atlantic. For some reason, years ago, the whites on the
coast decided to connect the channel
with the sea. The results were disastrous to the poor lake dwellers.
The tides brought floods of ocean
water into the lake, which became so
salt that the natives could not drink
the water and ninny of their cattle
perished. The fresh WBter fish were
very much surprised by the changed
conditions and retreated up the So
river, while sea flah found a new
home in the lake.
As no good was gained by this innovation the connection between the
sea and the take was closed again,
and although the lake is still a little
brackish the river fish have come
back to their old haunts among the
lake dwellings. A few sea fisn are
still living in the lake. The change
from salinity to comparative freshness came about so gradually that
they ttrew accustomed to the different
A Good Stamp Deal,
The recent death of Mr. E. J. Nan-
kivell the well-known London journalist and philatelist — Mr. Nankivell
was philatelic editor of "The Captain" for years—recalls the story of
one of his most ■ remarkable stamp
deals. Just before the outbreak of
the South African war a correspondent wrote to Mr. Nankivell asking
if he could dispose of a large collection of South African stamps. Mr.
Nankivell approached several dealers,
but they said the stamps were practically valueless,, and consequently
not worth buying. Thinking that per-
hr.ps there might bo a few worth keep,
ing amongst the collection, Mr. Nankivell offered to buy them himself,
and this offer the correspondent eagerly accepted. In due course Mr.
Nankivell received a huge quantity
of South African stamps, and scarcely
knew what to do with them. Then
the South African war broke out, all
the Boer stamps were called in, and
those bought by Mr. Nankivell thus
became valuable. So much so, in
fact, that Mr. Nankivell realized
something like $5,000 on the transaction.
The Chief Rabbi.
The one great regret of the Very
Rev. Dr. Hermann Adler, the Chief
Rabbi, whose seventieth birthday,
which occurs on May 30th next, Jews
all the world over are preparing to
celebrate, is that he haa been unable, like his friend General Booth,
to travel far and visit all his friends.
A remarkable man in many respects
le the greatest Jewish minister in the
world. It is fifty years ago that he
preached his first: Bermon, and even
in those days it was prophesied that
he would succeed to the office of
Chief Rabbi. His' father was Chief
Rabbi before him, and on his death,
nineteen years ago, Dr. Adler was invested with the full powers ot his
Lauder's Treasures.
Amongst the most treasured possessions of Harry Lauder arc a cheap
watch which he won in a singing competition as a boy, and the old pick
which he used when he worked in
the coal-mines.
In Cash
COUPON     "i«',',«
Courier Press, Limited, {Publisltm ef "Canadian
Courier "I, Box IS8, Toronto
Kno'-Med flnii I1.ID for my iubacrlplloo to yonr new weekly
farm paper tor one year.
Address •	
My suggestion for a name for the now purer is	
This coupon must be utall-H on or before Mar 22nd, 1H09
As we announced last week, we offer $500.00 cash in prizes. First,
a prize of $300.00 to the Farmer or Stock Breeder who will send in the
best suggestion for a name for our new Farm Weekly; then, as a consolation, 20 cash prizes of $5.00 each, and 50 cash prizes of $2.00
each to the 20 and 50 persons sending in the next best suggestions,
making seventy-one prizes in all.
The Judges will be:
Mr. Wm. Rennie, the well-known Seedsman, and author of" Successful Farming."
Mr. Thomas Graham, of Graham Bros., Claremont, well-known Horse Breeders.
Mr. J. H. S. Johnstone, editor of the paper.
The new publication will be a large illustrated weekly. The subscription
price will be only $1.00 per year, though it will be made the best farm journal in
It will be edited by Mr. J. H. S. Johnstone, for ten years Associate Editor of
"The Breeder's Gazette," Chicago, which is well known as the best Stock
Journal In the world. He Is also the author of" The Horse Book," which is the
recognized authority on horsecraft.
It will publish reliable and original information on all subjects of interest to
Farmers and Stockbreeders all over Canada.
It will cover thoroughly all departments of Stock Breeding and Raising,
Grain Cultivation, Poultry, Orcharding, Horticulture and Gardening, Soil
Development, etc.    *
It will publish accurate weekly reports and statistics of all the leading grain
and live stock markets. , It will have its own special crop and stock reporting
service. It will publish special reports of all important Fairs, Exhibitions, Live
Stock Shows and Conventions.
.   It will publish free to its subscribers plans of economical and sanitary homes,
barns, outbuildings, etc., specializing on concrete construction.
It will have a correspondence department, giving the most reliable information on all subjects of interest to its readers, replies being written by the best
recognized experts in the different departments.
This generous prize offer is entirely free to subscribers. Every prize winner must be a Farmer,
Stock Breeder, Horticulturist, Fruit Grower, or in
some way actually interested in Agriculture.
Send $1,00, for which the paper will be sent you
for ONE YEAR, and with'your $1.00 send your
suggestion for tbe name of the new publication.
Use tbe Coupon.
Every Coupon with a suggested name must be
mailed on or before May 22nd, 1809, to be eligible to
win a prize. The person who FIRST SUGGESTS the
nsme adopted will win the prize, and priority of sug
gestion will .be decided by the POST MARK ON THE
ENVELOPE in which the winning coupon is mailed,
in this wsy all who submit suggestions will enjoy equal
chances to win the money. Subscribers in Nova Scotia
and British Columbia will have exactly the same advantages as those in Ontario—no more, no less.
This is absolutely the only advertisement that will
appear. So cut out the coupon and send in witb your
suggestion for s name.
We want agents to take subscriptions.   Address
Box 158. TORONTO
Status of Cat Rises in Japan
The status of the cat has suddenly
risen in Japan, and the few families
in   that country  which  are  without
these pets are on the alert to secure
one or more of them wherever they
are to be found.   The cause of this
increased demand for felines is due
to the statement recently made by Dr.
Koch,  who advised  the  keeping of
cats as the best means of avoiding
the plague.   The Japanese authorities
have taken a census of the cats in
several of the larger cities,   and   in
Osaka, whose population is 1,500,000,
it was learned  that   48,222   families
kept cats to the number of 54,389.   In i
addition to these it is estimated that j
there are 5,696 homeless felines, and,;
remarkable enough, those sections of!
the city which are frequently visited :
by the plague were iree from cats, j
The number of the.animals without a |
home is rapidly diminishing, because
their value as a plague    preventive
docs not depend upon the quality of
the breed, so that the common or garden variety is equally as efficient as
the thoroughbred.
Not His
Yeast—I think I come up in the
train with your wife yesterday.
Crimsonbeak—Did you notice her
teeth ?
Yeast—No; she didn't open her
mouth once.
Crimsonbeak—Oh, well, it wasn't
my wife, then.
Benefits of Walking
The ordinary man, who is employed
indoors throughout the day, does not
walk enough. He needs the fresh air
and sunshine ot the outdoors, and, no
matter how tired he may be, a short
time in the open air will rest him. If
he has no opportunity to walk during
the evening he'ought to do it in the
morning. There is no better tonic than
a two mile walk before going to work.
Some business men, who live some
distance from their offices or stores,
walk down regularly and are greatly
benefited thereby. No matter how
sluggish they may 'eel on arising the
morning walk puts them in good trim
for the day's work. Exercise in the
open air starts the blood circulating
in-every artery and vein in the entire
system, opens up the pores of the
skin, so that the waste matter may be
set free, limbers up the joints and
muscles and puts one in shape for the
duties of the dny.
Ifnati although capable of makine n
liquid or solid incandescent, cannot
make a gas incandescent, merely increasing its pressure.
The more a woman Vnows how big
a liar a man is the beter she can believe him when he says something
nice to her.
A Golden Ruler
"The golden rule for mine," he cried;
"By it my dealings are controlled;
The rule I've carefully applied
That's likeliest to bring me gold."
—Washington Star.
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W. N. U., No. 741
Wit of a  London "Cabby"
Professor Frederick Starr, the distinguished anthropologist, was discus,
ling in Chicago the Eoosevelt hunting
"Mr. Roosevelt," he said, "will encounter great dangers in the jungle.
I don't mean the wild beasts; I mean
the fevers. Mr. Eoosevelt is not the
temperament to resist these dangers,
"He is a heady, rushing temperament; but the sort of temperament
that keeps jungle fever off is like—
"I once boarded a four-wheeler in
Picadilly," said Professor Starr, "nnd
I made the driver drive mo to Clar-
"He drove at a snail's pace. Exasperated—for I was already late for
luncheon—I put out my head and
" 'Look here, cabby, we're not going
to a funeral!'
"The cabby looked at me, took out
his pipe and frowned.
" No,' he said, 'and we ain't goin'
to no bloomin' fire neither.' "
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Princess St., Winnipeg, to collect all
kinds of scrap iron, brass, copper,
lead, -sine, old rubber boots and shoes,
bottles, rags and bones.
Keep Mlnard's Lirfiment In the house.
A Cleveland inventor has brought
out a torch, operated by oxygn and
acetylene, producing a heat of 6,300
degrees, with which it is said to be
possible to w^ld aluminium, heretofore regarded as jmpossible.
80 far as federal health statistics extend, they indiinte that the death rate
among negroes is 30.2 per 10,000 while
among whites it is 17.3 per 10, ',0.
What promises to be one nf the
greatest competitions of light agricultural motors that ever has taken place
in North America will be held a,t the
Winnipeg industrial exhibition in
Theories would be .11 right if the
blamed fools who hav-! them would
never try to practice them.
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from common
Inn rnt it« own rsr under mantle. The
clieitimst artificial light in exi-Henoe.
No hotter light obtainable at any
ooi-t. Odnrletw, noisolew*, clean, aim-
pie and Hafe. Lamp payn for itself
in low nmnttiR in raving oil.    *
tnry offer.
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Destroys all Nits and Lice nnd
does not injure the wool. Kills
germs in Scabs, Cuts and Abrasions, and is a quick and safe
One Twenty-Five   Per   Gallon.
Specially prepared to clean Lice
and Vermin from Stall Fed and
Breeding Stock. It is antiseptic and healing and valuable
as an insecticide to keep oS
One Twenty-Five   Per   Gallon.
If your storekeeper does not
keep them write Disinfectant
Carbon Oil Works,
Manufacturers   of   "COWL BRAND"
Oil Specialties.
The electric motor is put to a novel
use by a resident of Nevada, la., who
uses one to drive a revolving brush
with which he cleans his chickens'
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"You got awfully sunburned .today,
Jim," said Jim Lancaster's nice little
wife as she handed blm his cup.
"I guess I have. My hat, blew oil
Just before quitting time, and I
wouldn't come down from the rocks
for It." Be leaned back In bis cbalr
contentedly. "Mrs. Bolman has company," he announced.
"Has sbe? Who?" Nan looked
"You can't guess." He was teasing
"No, I can't I'm not good at guessing.   Tell me, do!"
"Well, It's Mrs. Abner McClure."
Nan sank back In ber chair.
"You mean Molly Stewart?" she
Jim nodded.
"When did sbe come?" Her voice
had changed.
"This morning. She brought a trunk,
so I judge she la going to stay quite
a spell."
Nan caught ber breath and looked at
her busband, eating his supper and
apparently all unconscious of the strife
whlcb be had suddenly renewed In ber
heart Long ago, very long ago tn the
days when sbe bad only loved Jim and
never expected to be his wife, Molly
Stewart had been his sweetheart.
She waa a rare beauty, one'of those
to whom Nature has given and given
until It seems she can add not one
thing more. And sbe had ways. No
other girl could charm as sbe could,
sit dance or sing or lough.
She had never known what came be-
, tween him and Molly,   Be said he had
not asked Molly to marry blm, and sbe
had hinted that he bad and that she
would have none of blm.
Nan remembered tbe first time he
walked borne wltb ber from church
and bow the people stared. She was
not pretty, like Molly, and sbe had
"hist is mtcn nt lotb witb ion as
not Molly's good clothes or Molly's
way of wearing tbem. \ She was lust
a sweet dainty looking girl, wltb a
heart capable of love and happiness.
Jin bad always been her Ideal, her
hero. Wben he turned from Molly
Stewart to ber sbe could not understand It
Molly had married Abner McClure
soon afterward and bad gone away
wltb him. Sbe bad now been away
seven years, and still people remembered and spoke of ber young beauty,
whicb bad reached Its transcendent
point on ber wedding day. Now of a
sudden she bad come back. Tbe news
oppressed Nan. Sbe did not know
"I didn't tell you, did I, that Abner
McClure's dead?" Jim asked later In
the evening.
"No. Is be?" Nan returned In what
she tried to make a careless tone.
Tben she rose and went luto the next
room for something.
A little wbile afterward he said:
"You needn't put up any luncheon for
me tomorrow. I'm going to eat at Hol-
inan's, There's some timber tbere tbat
I promised to look at long ago, and 1
guess I'll do It tomorrow."
The hot day subdued Itself Into a
hot night. Jim slept heavily, but Nan
could not. Sbe lay looking out of tbe
window at a certain star wblcb struggled wearily to free Itself from a cobweb of cloud In wblch It had become
entangled. Varied aud very bitter
were ber thoughts.
Molly bad Vome back a widow. Nan
could see her In ber black things, with
her vivid face and coppery hair. It
wns said Abuer McClure bad money,
and Molly always would dress well
Nan had heard of wbat a beautiful
widow may do, and tomorrow Jim, ber
Jim, was going back to Holmnn's.
straight Into the old net tbat bad enmeshed blm. Sbe clinched ber bands
In the darkness and prayed.
Toward morning she fell asleep, .it
6 Jim aroused her. He had been up
an hour,
"I let yon sleep as long as I could,"
be said. "Don't fuss over the breakfast. Just make me a cap of coffee
and give me some bread and butter.
I'm In a hurry today, dear."
Nan got breakfast   Bhe did not eat
any herself. 8he kissed Jim passively
at the door.
"What's the matter? Aren't yon feeling well this mornlug, Nan?" be asked
Nan watched him up tbe MIL Tben
sbe lay down on tbe lounge and bad
her cry out Noon came. Sbe made
some tea and drank It It braced ber
up wonderfully. Indeed, sbe felt almost feverish. It came to ber tbat
sbe would not endure It a moment
longer. Jim was there, and he was her
husband.   She would go there too.
After noon a breeze sprang up wblch
relieved tbe hot day. Nan dressed
carefully In a white lawn with pinkish spots, a dress her busband admired. Sbe loosened her hair about
ber face and let It drop a little lower
toward the nape of her neck.
She felt that she was girding herself
for battle, and she meant to bave no
weak spots In ber armor. Then she
locked tbe door, called Sbep to follow
ber and, raising her umbrella above
ber bare bead, set forth.       ,
Tbe walk' put heart Into her. She
felt ready for anything as she crossed
the last field before the Holman house.
Mrs. Bolman greeted her with a
"Why, Nan, how do you do? I'm
right glad to see you. I suppose you
know Molly McClure's here? Jim told
you? Yes. Well, sit rlt''t down to
this chair. We'll stay on the veranda,
for It's cooler tban In the house." She
stepped to the door. "Molly I" she
called. "She'll be down In a minute.
She's most through dressing," she said,
coming back to Nan. '"Bow nice ybu
look in that dress! You're one of the
few women I ever knew who could
wear pink and keep tbelr complexion
In It"
That did Nan good. She was cool
and ber heart bad steadied down when
a great rustling of skirts on tbe stairs
announced Mrs. McClure, Nan rose to
meet her.
"Why. Nnn Farrell-Nan Lancaster,
I should say!" Molly cried, embracing
ber ecstatically. "I am perfectly delighted to see you!"
She held Nan off and looked at her.
And Nan looked at Molly. In tbat moment her doubts, ber long fear, ber
jealousy, blew away like a pinch of
thistledown In a strong breeze, Sbe
found herself sitting In ber cbalr again
with Molly beside her talking volubly.
It was all over, ,
"You haven't changed a bit Nan,"
Molly was saying. "I asked Jim If
you had yesterday, and be wouldn't
say. Be said I should judge for myself. What have you done to keep
your complexion like that and your
Nan laughed. She could laugh now.
Molly's young glory bad faded sadly.
Her wonderful hair was thin and dull,
her cheeks coarse: her teetb bad unmistakably been replaced; ber double
cbin rested on ber full bosom, and sbe
wheezed aa sbe talked.
Presently Jim came striding up wltb
Mr. Holman, From afar he waved
bis hand toward his wife.
"Just as much in love with you as
ever, Isn't he?" Molly said, seeing him.
Sbe disposed her handsome skirt carefully, so as best to display Its cut and
finish. But Nan did not notice. She
was thinking of Jim. Molly bad been
an Illusion, and tbe Illusion was dispelled.      	
Hissed His Own Play.
Baron de Frenllly, wbo figured prominently In France during tbe days ot
"the terror, must surely bave been
the only author wbo ever hissed hla
own play. Tbls wns entitled "Les
Trots Tantes" and was produced at
the Vaudeville theater. Paris.
"Before half of tbe first scene bad
been played 1 said to myself, 'Ob, but
this Is execrable!' Tbe public waa ot
tbe same opinion and, while my friends
kept applauding, hissed with all Its
strength. 1 ended by heartily hissing
myself, for the further the play progressed the more convinced 1 was that
the people Were right
"On leaving the,theater a friend wbo
was not In tbe secret of the authorship said to me, 'What a piece of extravagance, wbat a wretched farcer
'Detestable,' I replied, and whatever
he said I went one better. 'It Is said
to be by Cotnte de Segur,' be continued. 'No,' rejoined I; 'It was written
by me.' The poor man was fixed
wltb amazement."—From "Baron da
Frehllly'a Reminiscences."
A Peassnt Boy Philosopher.
Very remarkable was tbe boyhood of
the celebrated James Ferguson, wbo
was born at Keith, In Banffshire, Scotland, in 1710. His father, who was a
day laborer, taught bim to read and
write and sent bim to school for three
months at Keith. At tbe age of eight
he constructed a clock of wood that
kept remarkably good time and after
ward made a wooden watch with a
whalebone spring. Be began to earn
bis first money by cleaning and mending clocks In tbe neighborhood. Hla
astronomical pursuits commenced sotn
afterward, his father having sent htm
lo a' neighboring farmer, who employ,
ed him In watching his sheep. While
thus occupied be amused himself at
night by watching the stars and during the day In making models. In 1747
he published his book on the phenomena nf the harvest moon, and tbls was
followed by otber astronomical worke.
Bis books received tbe approval of the
Royal society, before wblch be tn-
qucntly appeared.
No Trouble About That.
The druggist's clerk hsnded him hla
porous plaster.
"You wont to read the directions
carefully," he said, "so as to know
what to do when you're ready to take
It oft."
"I never take 'em off," answered
Mr, Wlpednnka. "I always wear tha
things till tbey drop off."-San Fiia-
clsco Chronicle.
Yokes That Will Be Seen on the New
Puffed out very full at. the back Is
tbe Paris decree for the balr. Tbe
puffing Is accomplished by a wire cage
worn underneath the hair.
A recent French yoke planned to
eliminate the lower collar line wan so
cut tbat the collar and yoke * are one
piece of firm tulle, wltb little band
tucks let In perpendicularly around
the collar and radiating from tbere
down to tbe yoke, where they gradually sloped out Into tbe plain material.
One uf the spring fancies Is tbe all
over soutache net for yokes and
sleeves, used In the color of the costume preferably, although the white
yoke and sleeve are still In good standing.
A pretty and neat kitchen apron
that completely covers tbe dress Is
offered In tbe Illustration. It bas a
shaped and fitted yoke, to which Is
joined a long, full skirt If preferred
the sleeves may be omitted. The
large pockets are a useful feature of
the model. JUDIC CHOLLET.
A pattern of this apron may be had In
four slzea-32 to -.. inches bust measure.
Send 10 cents to this office, giving number (4660), and it will be promptly .tor-
warded to you by mall.
Gray a Popular Shade This Season.
Full Skirts Onoe More.
Among tbe new spring shades are
lichen gray with green In it and wood
rose, Niagara, azalea red wltb yellow
and a suggestion of flame. The new
colorings are vivid without being at all
Linens are either heavy, almost like
Russian crash, or they are very thin
and fine. Then tbere Is a crash varletj
that la stunning.
Skirts next summer are to be fuller
about tbe bottom, and there is a pros-
pert that a really, bouffant skirt will
put In nn appearance In August. Even
now such models nre being worn In
Foulards sre always good style, and
a frock of tbls silk Is the most useful
asset lu the wardrobe.
Tbe dress Illustrated can be made
from plain or figured material. Tbe
front trimming Is so arranged as to
give a long panel effect. The seven
■gored skirt Joins the waist under a
belt of tbe material.
A pattern of this dress may be had In
three slset—for girls from fourteen to
eighteen years of age. Send 10 cents to
th's office, giving number MH4I, arid It
wilt be promptly forwarded to you by
corapllsh this'.'' asked Mrs.  Bowser,
with a doubting look on her face.
"There's where the Idea comes in.
my dear—that's where Bowser appears
on the stage. My first Idea was to
string a line of coal stoves across tbe
country about ten feet apart and keep
l the atmosphere so warm tbat a cold
, . j wave would melt on striking If, but
..*-......   -»   .,„.   ..... i after figuring the cost I gave It up.
REFERREP   TO   DRUG   STORE,  it would take 3.000.000 stoves and 10,-
.  : 000,000 tons of coal, to say nothing of
a million men to run the stoves."
"It was a wise, move on your part
to figure on the cost before carrying
the Idea too far."-
Seeks Wife's Counsel For Turning
Blizzards Into Hot Waves.
Explains His Latest Idea and la Insulted, While Mrs.'Bowser and the
Family Cat Sleep—Driven to Dead
Line at Last
(Copyright »09, hy T. C. MoClure.1
THE Bowser family had eaten
dinner and returned to the sitting room and Mr. Bowser
had smoked up half bis cigar
wben Mrs. Bowser noticed that he was
looking Intently at the celling. There
wns evidence that his mind was grasping at some great problem, and after
holding her breath for two or three
minutes she asked:
"Has any one asked you to invest In
a flying machine today?'
"Haven't seen anybody," he replied,
with a start "Bave we got a book
on chemistry In the house?"
"Not that I remember. You don't
think of becoming a chemist, do you?"
"Look here, Mrs. Bowser, an Idea
came to me today as I looked out of
tbe house and saw the blizzard raging
and realized what suffering It meant
to poor people. I've been working
over it all the afternoon, and I'm getting it down pretty pot. If I can only
carry It out I'll leave such a name behind me that Washington's won't be
In It Tbe possibilities are so great
that I am almost appalled."
"Did you see In the papers that
goose eggs were worth 7 cents apiece?"
she asked.
"No, I didn't It's nothing to me
whtther they are worth 7 cents or $7
apiece. I'm not In the goose egg business." ' .   .
"I didn't know but tbat was what
you were going Into."
"That's you to a dot! No matter
how important tbe subject, you always
try to give It a twist   I've got a tre-
mendous Idea, as I said, but11 sball
say uo more about It to you. There
are husbauds who can look for encouragement from their wives, but I
am uot among the number."
"But If you will state the case I
will give you all the encouragement 1
can. If you were going luto goose
eggs I should have had to tell you
tbat it goose will eat 12 cents' worth
of corn for every seven cent egg she
lays. I thought you might not know
Mr. Bowser gave ber a keen look
and flushed up, but finally made up
his mind that she Intended no sarcasm and said:
We have three months of winter in
the north, don't we?"
| "During the winter no crops can be
raised. All live stock must be foddered. We must burn tbousands of
tons of cool and cords of wood to keep
warm. A blizzard like this one comes
along about once In so often, and then
people actually perish of the cold. It
costs tbe big ell les hundreds uf thousands of dollars to remove the snow,
Winter is the pneumonia season.
Thousands nnd thousands die of that
disease.   Do you follow rae?"
"Well, suppose we didn't have any
"But you can't turn the north Into
the south, can you?"
"Suppose I could, so far as winter
Is concerned?"
"Then you would surely go down In
history as the greatest man In the
"Now. that's the way to talk!" exclaimed Mr. Bowser as be rose up and
walked about with Ills hands under
his coattalls. "Those nre about the
first encouraging words you ever sold
to rae. Yes, let history get ready to
do me justice, and I propose to mnke
a few million dollars on the side at the
same time."
"That will be nice. You spoke about
a work on chemistry. Hns your Idea
anything to do with chemistry?"
"It has everything, my dear, Every
winter storm comes from the west and
north, doesn't It?"
"I think so."
"The cold comes In on ns mostly
from Hudson bay. A blizzard starts
In that Icy region and sweeps clear to
the Atlantic ocean unchecked. Why
not check It? Why not hold It on the
edge of the United States? Why not
have our snow In the shape of warm
and refreshing rains? In fact why
not keep our temperature at September all tbe year round V
"But how can any human agency ac-
Asks For Advice,
"Oh; I've got an ounce or two of
brains in my bead! I'm not making
any plunges. I abandoned the coal
stoves, but not tbe Idea. If left to you,
what would you say would take their
"1 haven't the least Idea."
"Mrs. Bowser, I own up to having
held some foolish Ideas and to having
made some bad bargains, hut this
I time I have struck It-struck It for
| fame and millions. It's the greatest,
grandest Idea tbat was ever conceived
In tbe human brain, and Bowser Is
tbe man."
"Please hurry up and tell me what
it Is," replied Mrs. Bowser, who appeared considerably excited.
"Those cold waves must be met and
stopped. They must be turned Into
warm waves. There must be some
sort of chemical compound that can
be fired Into the air nnd exploded and
do the business. The plan Is to station men fire miles apart and on the
appearance of a cold wave begin the
shooting and turn it Into a balmy
breeze. No more blizzards, no more
cold waves, no more snowdrifts. Wby.
a ton of coal will last us all winter, and I'll be planting string beans
In January! I've got the Idea, as yon
see. All I want now Is to find out
just wbat sort of chemical compound
Is needed and the cost of tbe some.
"Most certainly I sball neither take
to Uncle Sam nor the Standard Oil
company. I pay all tbe expense snd
reap all the profits; Farmers and
others must come down so much per
capita. Any farmer who won't pay a
reasonable amount to bave summer all
the year round will come to grief. I'll
let a blizzard slip tn on his farm and
freeze him up as tight as a drum."
"Shall we get pencil and paper and
figure the probable cost?"
"No. Let tbe cost take care of Itself.
Tbe Income is bound to exceed tbe
cost five times over. Tbe only tbing is
to find out whst chemical to use."
"Don't you think our druggist could
tell you?"
"Good Lord, but what an ass I ami
Of course he can. It won't take blm a
minute. You sit right still while I run
over to the store and have a little talk
with him. When I come back we may
do a little figuring. If any one should
happen to come to, mum Is tbe word.
I wouldn't hnve you give away the
Idea tor a million dollars."
Rebuffed by the Druggist
Mrs. Bowser felt a bit conscience
stricken when he had left the house,
but at the same time sbe realized tbat
heroic measures were needed. The
family druggist bad never hesitated to
give Mr. Bowser bis opinion on things,
and he would not hesitate to do It to
this case.
Half an hour went past, then an
hoar, then two. Tben Mrs. Bowser
arose and turned down the gas and
went upstairs to bed.
Mr. Bowser bad told bis story to the
druggist while the latter was putting
up a bottle of cough sirup. He had
been listened to with close attention,
and when the story was concluded and
he bad licked the label on to the bottle
be quietly answered:
"Sawdust will do it, Bowser."
"But how will sawdust operate on
tbe weather?"
"It won't. It will operate on youi
head. Fire It Into your ear, a whole
ton of It!"
And while Mrs. Bowser slept and
tbe family cat dreamed and the blizzard raged Mr. Bowser was walking
up and down the street through the
driving snow aud muttering to himself:
"This Is the limit! That woman has
driven tne to the dead line at last, and
divorce follows!" M. QUAD.
Stellar Repartee.
"How can 1 catch a comet?"
queried Venus in Its trail.
Then answer-eft jolly Balurn,
"Put salt upon Its tail."
—boston Globe.
Hard Bubble.
Treasures Preserved In Museums
and Once Worn by Royalty.
Descriptions of Valuable Specimens.
Queen Elizabeth's Pride of Her
Hands—Gloves Left, ae Tokene by
Mary, Queen of Scots.
Gloves wltb jewels set In the center
ot the back, according to Planche,
were a mark of royalty.
Among the New Year's presents to
the Princess Mary, afterward Queen
Mary, "a payr ot gloves embrawret
wltb gold" (privy purse expenses of
tbe Princess Mary) Is entered. A year
afterward It Is "X payr of Spaynlshe
gloves from a ducbes In Spayne," and
but a month before Mrs. Wbellers had
sent to ber highness "a pair of swete
gloves"-perfumed gloves, whlcb appear constantly In Queen Elizabeth's
Inventories and accounts.
The cult of one of Lord Darnley's
gloves, whlcb is said to bave been
worked for blm by Mary Stuart about
the time of their marriage, was exhibited at Glasgow to 1888 and at London In 1889. The cuff, of which the
fellow Is lost, as well as the gloves
they ornamented, Is of white satin embroidered with gold and sliver thread
and worked with roses, tulips and other devices tn colored Bilks. The col'
ore, especially of the tulips, which figure prominently to the design are very
brilliant and remarkably well preserved.
Mary, queen of Scots, like Lady Jane
Grey, Is said to bave left a pair ut
gloves as i a token. Hers were given
to a certain Mr. Dnyrell. and one of
these gloves Is at present kept in the
small local museum at Saffron Walden,
England. This curiously embroidered
glove was presented by the unfortunate qbeen on the morning of her execution to a gentleman of the Dayrell
family, whd was In attendance upon
ber at Fotberlngay castle on that oc-
■ He used to be a pessimist and say
the world was a bubble. 1 under
stand he bas changed his opinion."
"Yes. You see, he fell out of nn nlr
ship not long ago."—New York Her
"See how tbat blond's hair project)
all around her head."
"Yes; It looks like a cream puff
doesn't ltr'-Clevelaud Plain Dealer.
cosion. Feb. 8, 1587. The glove, which
Is ot a piece with tbe rest of- ber carefully studied dress upon tbat memorable scene, Is of light cool, buff colored .
leather, tbe elaborate embroidery on
the gauntlet being worked with silver
wire and silk of various colors. The
roses are of pale and dark blue and
two shades of a very pule crimson,
Elizabeth was, we know, very proud
of her hands, Indeed, her long handa
with tbelr pointed fingers are arranged
with studied elegance nnd somewhat
artificially In almost every one of her
portraits, as In that ot her with the
"Rainbow," by Zucchero. Du Muurler
In his "Memolres pour Servlr a I'Bls-
tolre de Bollande" writes how be bud
heard from his father "that having
been sent to her, at every audience he
hnd with her majesty she pulled oft
her gloves more then a hundred times
to display her bunds, wblch Indeed
were very, beautiful and very white."
In tbe Bodleluu glare tbe thumb Is
five Inches long, the palm three and a
half Inches in width, and the entire
glove is close on half a yard long,
which dues not accord wltb tbe evidence of her majesty's portraits. The*
gloves of that period, however, have
In most cases a large and splayed outline. Queen Elizabeth's glove Is of excellent material, a very tine white
leather worked with gold thread and .■
purl embroidery, edged at the bottom '
with yellow and lined- In the cuff with
drab silk.
Fads Shown In Phone Calls.
Women wltb the telephone halilt
would keep more careful guard over
the little lists of mimes nnd numbers
that usually lie close beside their Instruments If they realized bow clear
a story these lists can tell to a curious
anil analytical observer. "It wns a
German writer wbo said, 'You can
judge n ■■■■in by what he Inughs at.'"
remarked one of the Inquisitive brigade
of drawing room philosophers recently, "mill today nothing Is ensler than
tn judge u woman by tbe persons she
talks to over the telephone. Just tnke
a glnnee at tbe lists of your friends.
You trill find tbe timorous old inn Id
hns tbe police nnd lire departments ut
the bead, followed hy one or two darters nnd druggists. No such names
figure on the card of the bachelor girl.
Mini}' 'if ber calls are for men friends
anil girls In other studio apartments,
ami If yon look far enough yon nre
sure to llud ouo number that connects
with n delicatessen or n grocery store
In the neighborhood. The girl with
frivolous Instcs and plenty of time In
which lo Indulge tbem bus most to say
to the modistes and the dry goods
stores, while the business woman's
calls will all center round tbe neighborhood or the persons among whom
her work lies. If a man looked over
his llnuree's telephone list before his.
marriage be often would have a much
clearer Idea of what to expect nfter
that event."
Novel Use For Pincushions,
In snmi parts of Holland a silk pincushion on the doorknob proclnlnis a
birth.    If the pincushion Is red, tho
I bull} Is a boy; If while, ii girl. THE REPORTEB, MICHEL.  BRITISH COLUMBIA.
I   t
& >
The Opal
Aertker ff "Bis Mj.lery ef s Heiuam Cab,"
"GAs MentUrin'e Fen," Etc
Copyright 1»», by G.  W. Dilllnf-
ham Company.
HBTER all, Burd did not send
Jessop to town, as he threatened to do. Evidently the
captain had told him all be
knew and appeared to be Innocent of
Krlll's death. But in spite of his apparent frankness the detective bed aa
Idea tbat something was being kept
back, and what tbat something might
be he determined to find out However, his thoughts wen turned In another direction by a note from Beecot,
addressed to him nt the Red Pig, asking him to come at once to tbe Jubilee-
town laundry. "I believe we have discovered the person wbo stole tbe opal
brooch from me," wrote Panl, "and
Deborah bad made a discovery connected with Norman which may prove
to be of service."
Wondering what tbe discovery might
be and wondering also whs had taken
the brooch, Hurd arranged that Jessop
and Hokar should remain at Cbrlstchurcb under tbe eyes of two plain
clothes officials. These managed their
duties so dexterously that Matilda
Junk was far fram guessing what waa
going on. Moreover, she Informed the
detective, wbo sbe thought was a commercial gent tbat she intended to pay
a visit to her sister, Mrs. Tawsey, and
demanded the address, which Hurd
gave readily enough. He thought tbat
If Matilda knew anything, such as tha
absence of Mrs. Krlll from tbe hotel
during the early part of July, Deborah
might Induce her to talk freely.
Hokar had proved a difficult subject
Whether be was too grateful to Mrs.
Krill to spesk out or whether he really
did not understand what was asked of
him, he certainly snowed a talent for
holding his tongue. However, Burd
saw well enough that the man was
afraid of the sahib's law and wben
matters came to a crisis would try snd
prove his Innocence even at the cost
of Implicating others. Therefore, with
an easy mind, tbe detective left tbese
two witnesses being watched at Chrlstchurch and repaired to town, where
Aurora Informed blm of tbe interview
with Bay. Billy approved of the way
In which his sister had managed mat.
"I guessed tbat Bay was tbe man
who put .Mrs. Krlll on the track ot her
husband," he said, with satisfaction,
"but I wasn't quite sure bow be spot
ted tbe man."
"Oh, the one eye Identified him," ssld
Aurora, who was sating chocolate as
Usual, "and Norman's fainting at the
sight of the brooch confirmed Bay's
belief as to who be was. I wonder be
didn't make a bargain with Norman
on bis own."
Hurd shook his head. "It wouldn't
have paid so well," said be wisely,
"Norman would have parted only with
a small sum, whereas this murder will
bring In Hay a clear five thousand a
year when he marries the girl. Hay
acted cleverly enough."
"But I tell you Hay has nothing to
do with the murder."
"That may be so, though I don't
trust blm. But Mrs. Krill might have
strangled her husband so ss to get the
"What makes yon think she did?"
asked Anrora doubtfully.
8 "Well, you see, from what Jessop
ssys, Mrs. Krlll Is devotedly attached
to Maud, and she may have been anxious to revenge her dsughter on Krlll.
He acted like s brute and fastened the
child's lips together, so Mrs. Krill
treated him In the same way."
"Hum," said Miss Qlan reflectively,
"but can you prove that Mrs. Krlll was
In town on the nlgbt of tbe murder?"
"That's what I'm going to find out"
aaid Hurd. "All you have to do Is to
keep your eyes on Hoy"—
"Oh, he won't cut, If that's whot
you mean. He thinks everything Is
sqnsre. now that I've got those toys
to stop chattering. He'll marry Maud
and annex the money."
"He mny marry Maud," said Burd
•emphatically, "but he certainly won't
get the five thousand a year. Miss
Norman will."
"Hold on." cried Aurora shrewdly.
"Maud may not be Lemuel Krlll's
child, or she may hnve been born
before Krlll married the mother, but
In any esse Sylvia Norman Isn't the
child of a legal marriage. Krlll certainly committed bigamy, so bis
daughter Sylvia can't Inherit."
"Well,"  ssld  Hurd,  "I  can't aay.
Til aee Pash about the matter.   After
.all, the will left the money to 'my
daughter,' and that Sylvia Is beyond
doubt whatever Maud may be.   And,
1   say,   Aurora,   just  yon   go   down
to Stowley,  In   Buckinghamshire.    I
haven't time to look Into matters tbere
"What do you wont me to do thereT'
"find   out   nil   about   the   life   of
Mrs.  Krlll  before she married  Krlll
and came to Cbrlslcburch.   She'e the
daughter of a farmer.   You'll find tbe
i name to this."   Hurd passed along a
copy of the marriage certificate whlcb
Mrs. Krlll had given to Pasb.   "Anne
Tyler Is her maiden name.   Find out
what   you   can.     She   was   married
to Krlll at Beet-hill, Bucks."
Miss Qlan took the copy of the certificate and departed, grumbling at
tbe amount of work she hnd to du
«»   — —   imp  jhare   of   tbe   rewr.'d.
Hurd, on his part, took the underground train to Liverpool street station and then traveled to Jublleetown.
He arrived there at 12 o'clock and
was greeted by Paul.
"I've been watching for you all
the morning," said Beecot, who looked
flushed and eager. "Sylvia and I
have made such a discovery!"
Hurd nodded good humoredly as be ,
entered the house and shook hands |
with the girl.
"Miss Norman bas been doing some !
detective  business  on  her own  account," be said, smiling.   "Hello, who
is this?"
He made this remark because Mrs.
Purr, Bitting In a corner of the room,
with red eyes, rose and dropped a
"I'm called to tell you what I do
tell on my Bible oath," said Mrs. Purr,
with fervor.
"Mrs. Purr can give some valuable
evidence," said Panl quickly.
"Oh, can she? Then I'll bear what
she has to say later. First I must
clear the ground by telling you nnd
Miss Norman what I have discovered
at Chrlstchurch."
So Mrs. Purr, rather unwillingly, for
she felt the Importance of her position,
was bundled out of the room, snd Hurd
sat down to relate bis late adventures.
This be did clearly nnd slowly and was
Interrupted frequently by exclamations
of astonishment from bis two hearers.
"So there," said the detective wben
finishing, "yon have tbe beginning of
the end."
"Then you think that Mrs. Krill killed
her husband?" asked Paul dubiously.
"I can't Bay for certain," was the
cautious reply, "but I think so on the
face of tbe evidence which you have
beard.   Wbat do you say?"
"Don't say anything," said Sylvia
before Paul could reply. "Mr. Hurd
had better read this paper. It was
found by Deborah In an old box belonging tc my father, whlcb was brought
from Gwynne street"
She gst» the detective several sheets
of blue foolscap pinned together and
closely written in tbe shaky handwriting of Aaron Norman. Hurd looked at
it rather dubiously. "What Is it?" he
"The paper referred to In that unfinished scrap of writing which was discovered - behind the Bate," explained
Paul. "Norman evidently wrote It out
and placed It in his pocket where be
forgot it Deborah found it in an old
coat she discovered in a box of clothes
brought from Gwynne street. Tbey
were Norman's clothes and his box
and should bave been left behind."
"Debby won't hear of that" Bald
Sylvia, laughing. "She says Mrs. Krlll
has got quite enough, and she took all
sbe could."
"What's sll this writing about?"
ssked Hurd, turning over the closely
written sheets. "To save time you
had better give me a precis of the matter.   Is It Important?"
"Very, I should say," responded Paul
emphatically, "it contains an account
of Norman's life from the time he left
"Hum!" Hurd's eyes brightened.
"I'll read It at my leisure, but at tbe
present moment you might say what
you can."
"Well, you know a good deal of It"
said Paul, wbo did tbe talking at a
sign from Sylvia.   "It seems that Norman—we'd better stick to the old name
—left Chrlstchurch   because  be  was
afraid of being accused of murdering
Lady Rachel."
"Was she really murdered?"
"Norman doesn't say. He swears he
knows nothing about tbe matter.   The
first Intimation he bad was wben Jessop came dowu with tbe news after
blundering Into the  wrong bedroom.
But he hints that Mrs. Krlll killed
"Can he prove that?"
"No; he can't give any proof, or, at
all events, be doesn't. He declares that
when bis wife and daughter"—
"Oh, does he call Maud bis daughter?"
"Yes. We can talk of that later,"
said- Paul Impatiently. "Well, then.
Norman says be went fairly mad. Jos
sop had bolted, but Norman knew he
would not give the alarm, since he
might be accused himself of killing
Lady Rachel. Maud, who bad seeu
tbe body, wanted to run out and call
the neighbors."
"How old does Norman say she
"About flfteen-qulte old enough to
make things unpleasant"
"Then she can't Inherit the money,"
said Hurd decisively.
"No," cried Beecot quickly; "both
Sylvia and I think so. But, to go on
with Norman's confession, he would
not let Maud go. She began to scream,
and he feared lest she should alarm
the neighbors. He tied a handkerchief
across ber lips, but sbe got free and
again began to scream. Then be cruelly fastened her lips together witb the
opnl brooch."
"Where did he get that If Innocent*?'
"He declared that he spied It on the
floor of the sitting room near his
wife's feet and then hints that she
strangled Lady Rachel to get it and
turn It Into money, as sbe was desperately In need of cash for Maud.
Mrs. Krlll Idolized the child."
"I know that" snapped Hurd. "Go
"When Norman fastened the child's
lips together Mrs. Krlll threw herself
on him In a rage. He knocked her Insensible and then ran awny. He walked through the night until at dawn he
come to a distant railway station.
There he took a ticket and went to
London, He conccnled himself until
there was no chnnce of his being discovered snd, besides, saw the verdict
of the Jury In the newspapers. But be
was determined he would not go hack
tn his wife because sbe threatened
"tn what way?"
"Ah," said Paul, while Sylvia shuddered   "In a strange way.   When he
fastened the child's lips together Mrs,
Krlll said that she would do tbe same
to blm one day and with the same
Hurd uttered an exclamation. "So
that wos why she wanted the breach
so much!" he exclaimed eagerly.
"Yes. And she told Hay she wanted
It though she did not reveal her res-
son. She said If she got the brooch
he would be allowed to marry Maud,
with whom Hay was deeply In love.
Hay stumbled across me by accident
and I happened to have the brooch.
The rest you know."
"No," said Hurd, "I don't know how
the brooch came Into the possession of
Mrs. Krlll again to use In the cruel
way sbe threatened."
"Well," said Sylvia quickly, "we
aren't sure If Mrs. Krlll did get the
"The evidence Is against her," said
Hurd.   "Remember the threat"—
"Yes, but wait till you hear Mrs.
Purr," ssld Paul. "But just a moment
Hurd. You must learn how Norman
laid tbe foundations of his fortune."
"Ah, I forget Well?" And the detective settled himself to listen further.
"He was hard up and almost starving for a long time after he came to
London," explained Paul. "Then he
got a post In a secondhand bookshop
kept by a man called Garner, In tbe
Mlnories. He had a daughter, Lillian"—
"My mother," put In Sylvia softly.
"Yes," went on Beecot quickly, "and
this girl, being lonely, fell In love with
Norman, as he now called himself.
He wasn't an attractive man, with his
one eye, bo It Is hard to say how Miss
Garner came to love him. But sbe
married him in tbe end. You'll find
everything explained at length in the
paper we gave you. Then old Garner
died, and Lillian Inherited a considerable sum of money, together with tbe
stock. Her husband removed the books
to Gwynne street and started business.
But with the money he began to trade
In jewels, and you know bow he got
"That's all plain enough," Bald Hurd,
putting the confession of Norman Into
his pocket. "I suppose the man dreaded lest his first wife should turn up."
"Yes. And flint's why he fainted
when he saw the brooch, not knowing
that Jessop had removed It from
Maud's mouth and pawned it"—
"I'm not so sure of that," said Hurd
quickly. "Bart overheard him talking
of Stowley nnd the pawnbroker there."
"Well," said Paul, with a shrug, "he
says nothing about it in the confession.
Perhaps he did trace the brooch to the
Stowley shop, but if so I wonder he
did not get it, seeing he wanted It.
But when he saw It In my possession
he thought 1 might know of Mrs. Krill
and might put her on the track: hence
his fainting. Later he learned bow
I became possessed of it and tried to
buy It Then came the accident, and
I really believed for a time that Hay
had stolen It"
"Aurora says be swore he did not"
"And he didn't," said Paul, going to
the door.   "Mrs. Purr!"
"You don't mean to say that old
woman prigged It?" asked Hurd.
"No. But she warned me against
that boy Tray on the day Deborah was
married. Later I asked her what sbe
meant and sbe then told me that she
bad learned from Tray's grandmother,
a drunken old thief, how tbe boy
brought home the opal brooch, and"—
Here Mrs. Purr, wbo had entered
and was dropping courtesies to tbe majesty of the law as represented by Hnrd.
thought an undue ndvantage was being
taken of her position. She wished to
talk herself snd Interrupted Paul In
a shrill voice.
"Granny Clump she Is," said Mrs.
Purr, folding her hands under her
apron. "Tray's gran'motber, as 'Is
name Is Tray Clump, I swear on my
Bible oath. A wicked old woman as Is
famous for drink"—
"I've beard of ber," said the detective, remembering; "she's been up
heaps of times."
"And grows no better," walled Mrs.
Purr, strengthening herself for the Interview with frequent libations of gin.
"Oh, what a thing strong drink Is,
sir! But Granny Clump, beln' III with
tbe lungses and me beln' 'elpful to
slcb cases, 'avlug bin a nuss wben
young, as I won't deceive you' by denying, called on me to be a good
smart 'un. And I wos, though she
swore awful, saying she wanted gin
an' jellies an' could 'ave 'ad them
If that limb—so did Bhe name Tray,
gentlemen both—'ad only 'anded to
'er tbe rich brooch he brought 'ome
just afore he went to earn a decent
llvln' at tbe lawr orfice, which 'is
name 1b Pash"—
"Ha." Bald Hurd thoughtfully, "I'll
see tbe boy."
"You csn see him now," said Beecot
unexpectedly. "Wben I learned this
from Mrs. Purr snd knew you were
coming, I sent a message to Pash's
office for the boy. He came up quite
unsuspectingly, but be refused to
speak. I shut him up In a back room,
and Deborah has been watching
"An' the langulge of that blessed
limb!" exclaimed Mrs. Purr, raising
her hands.
"Bring him in," said Hurd. "Miss
Norman, If the boy uses bad language
you needn't stay."   '
Sylvia, having heard what Tra.-
cnnld do In this way, needed no fur.
ther hlut. She left the room gladly,
and told Deborah to bring aloug ber
prisoner. Shortly tbe noise of kicking
and strong language wns heard coming nearer, and Deborah, with a red
face and a firm mouth, appeared at
tbe door holding aloft a small boy,
wbo was black In the fate with
rage. "There," said Deborah, flinging
Tray in a heap at the detective's feet,
"If rae an' Bart 'ave si ' a brat 1
'ope he dies to his cr .nstcad of
growing to a galler's .f In th' use
nf words which make roc sbuOdoi',
let alone my pretty. Ugh!" She shook
b>> ,.u. u,   Yray.    "You Old Dalle;
viper, though young at tbat"
"Here," said Tray, rising, much
disheveled, but with a white face,
"let me go. I'll 'ave tbe lawr of
"I'll attend to tbat, my lad," said
Hurd dryly. "Now, then, where did
you get tbat brooch?"
"Sba'n't tell," snapped the boy and
put bis tongue out
Hurd gave hlrj a smack with an open
hand on the side of hls'face, and Master Clump began to blubber.
"Assnlting me—oh, won't you ketch
it!" he raged In his puny wrath. "My
master's a lawr cove, and he'll 'ave y'
ap before tbe beak."
"You answer my questions," said
Burd sternly, "or you'll get another
clout. You know who I am well
enougb. Make a clean breast of It
you Imp, or I'll lock you up."
"If I make a clean breast will you
let me cut?" said Tray, beginning to
whimper, but wltb a cunning gleam in
his eyes.
"I'll see when I know what you have
to sny."
Tray looked around tbe room to see
If there was any way of escape, but
Paul guarded the closed window, and
Deborah, itching to box his ears, stood
before the door. Before him was the
stern faced detective, with whom Tray
knew well enough be dare not trifle.
Under these circumstances he made
the best of a bad job and told wbat be
knew, although he interpolated threats
all the time. "Wot d'ye want with me?"
he demanded sulkily.
"Where did you find that brooch?"
"I prigged it from Mr. Beecot's
pocket when he wos smashed."
"Did Mr. Hay tell you to steal It?"
"No, he didn't."
"Then how did you know tbe brooch
was In my pocket?" asked Paul.
"I was a-dodgin' round the shorp,"
snapped Tray, "and I 'eard Mr. Norman
an' Mr. Beecot a-talkln' of the brooch.
Mr. Beecot said as he 'ad the broocb
in Ms pocket"—
"Yes, I certainly did," said Paul, remembering the conversation.
"Well, when tbe smash come I dodged In and prigged It. T'wos easy
'nough," grinned Tray, "for I felt It In
'Is brens' pocket and collared It. I wanted to guv It t' th' ole man, thlnkln' he'd
pay fur It, as be said he would, but
arter the smash I went 'ome t' m'
grand and bid the brooch. W'en I wos
a-lookln' at It at night, I sawr 'cr
a-lookln' at It, and she grabbed nt It. I
cut away with m'own property, not
wlshln' to be robbed by the ole gal."
"What did you do then?"
Points That Characterize the Much
Discussed  Warship.
The controversy at present raging
In Parliament and the press as to the
relative strength of the British and
German battle fleets turns mainly on
our comparative strength in Dreadnoughts.
The vessel which has given her
name to the modern type of heavily-
armed battleship was launched in
1906, and all older types were at once
regarded aB, in « sense, obsolete.
Compared with the ships of the King
Edward class, she carries ten 12-inch
quick-firing guns, as against four of
the same calibre and four 9.2-inch.
Eight, of these can be brought to bear
on n hostile vessel in one broadside,
and sin ahead or aBtern. She is thus
able to pour such a constant stream
of armor-piercing shells upon ai. opponent ns would probably sink or disable her in a very few minutes. Moreover, her guns have an effective range
of over twelve miles.
The Dreadnought is fitted with turbine engines, giving her a speed of
21 knots, the King Edward class
steami'isr 181-2 knots. The four cruiser-battleships of the Invincible clnss.
however, have a Rpeed of 2!) knots;
and it will be remembered thrt Inst
Aneust the Indomitable, with the
Prince of Wales on hoard, actually
equalled the record of the Mauretnnin
bv stem-iing from land to land (Belli*-,
isle to thp Fnstnets) in 67 hours, sn
average of 25.13 knots per hour! The
newer Drpadnonghts are to' have a
speed of 22 knots.
The displacement of the largest vessel of this class, the Poudroyant (now
building), is 20.000 tons, as against
t>ie PreadnoupM's 17.900 and the
Kite Edward V'XI.'s 16,600.
As the advent of these monster battleships has rendered earlier types
obsolescent, so the "mystery" ship
Invincible and her sisters have consigned armored cruisers of earlier
date, snch as the Minotaur (which
wns onlv built three years ago) to a
■netanhnrien.l scrap-heap! Shins of
the Invincible class would probably,
in time of war, be employed on
"ormser-hnttlcshiDS," for their spe°d
wotdd enable them to head off the
enemy's vessels and compel them teller fitM. whilst their weight of
metal (eieht 12-inch gnns) woo'd ne-
ootint for anything but a Dreadnought.
It is nt, least a (mention whetner,
in the humid air of the North Sen,
puns would ofton be effective nt n
twelve-mills' rnnen. At nine rni1ns
the so-called "second-clans" battleships of the King Fdwnrd tyre would
he able to use their 9.2 and 6-inch
gun*, and possibly thev would demonstrate to the world thnt thev were
very far from obsolete. In fogev wen-
ther, too, the mightiest bnttle=''i-i
might be sunk or put out, of action
by. a tinv torpedo-boat or submarine,
whilst the deadliness of the floet'n"
mine waa abundantly proved in Port,
Arthur waters within everybody's
Tt is eertninly hard for those w'»n
witnessed the Diamond Jubilee Re.
view to realize that nearly everv ves-
sel of that mighty fleet has alrendv
nassed the "scrap-hean." Indeed,
hot twentv-one battleships of a data
nrior to 1897 now remain on the active list.
Princess   Victoria   Lived   In   Norrii
Castle In 1831.
"This offers a unique opportunity
to develop the estate as a high-class
wntering-place," says a West End
estate agency, the reference being to
Norris Castle, in the Isle of Wight,
about a mile northeast from East
Cowes, and at the very point and
edge of one of the pleasant elevations
of the coast. But it would be a
thousand pities if the fine mansion,
with its historical association with
the late Queen Victoria, should be in
"Kou Old Bade*/ viper,"
Tray wiped bis mouth with the back
of his sleeve. "I 'eard that Mr. Norman wos dead"—
"Yes, and yon told Jessop so in the
office.   How did you know?"
" 'Cause I went to the shorp In th'
mornin' to sell the brooch to th' ole
man. Be was a goner, so I cut to
Mr. Pash, as wos his lawyer, and said
I'd sell 'Im the broocb."
"What?" cried Burd, rising. "You
gave the brooch to Mr. Pash?"
"Yuss. He said he'd 'ave me up for
steallu' and wouldn't guv me even a
bob fur it. But he said I'd be bis noo
orfice boy. I thought I'd be respectable, so I went. And now," ended Master Clump In a sullen manner, "you
knows all, and I ain't done nothln', so
I'm orf."
Deborah caught him by the tall of
his Jacket as he made a dart at the
door and swung him into the middle of
the room. Hurd laid bands on him.
"You come slong with me," he said.
"I'll confront you with Pash."      4)
Tray gave a howl of terror. "He'll
kill me," he shouted, "ss he killed the
old, cove. Yuss. He did It Pash dl/i
It"   And he howled again.
(To be Continued.)
"Our Hero Was Deeply Touched."
Big Railway Contractor Has Done
Work on Many Roads Throughout
Canada and Is Now Interested In
Many Concerns, Including $15,000,-
000 In Transcontinental Contracts
—Gave Renfrew a Theatre,
That not all of Canada's wealthy
men and nation-builders live in the
large cities is a fact too often forgotten by those at the centre of metropolitan activity. A notable exception'
is Mr. M. J. O'Brien of Renfrew,
who has just presented an attractive
theatre to that town, where speakers,
lecturers and amusement companies
may address the public in comfort,,
or even luxury. Mr. O'Brien is so-
busy a man in his mnny varied interests that few have realized how big
a share he is taking in developing
the country. A modest, retiring personality, he does not go about accompanied by loud beating of drums.
Mr. O'Brien was born in Antigo-
nish County,  Nova Scotia, in  1851.
any wny commercialized. It is not
old, as the age ot residential.buildings
count, having been erected in 1799
Ior Lord Seymour, but the stone was
specially prepared to imitate other
and more ancient buildings, and now
that part of it is quite covered with
ivy it is often mistaken for a residence of greater antiquity, and presents nn architectural harmony with
OBborne House, which is a little distance away. Among its associations
with royalty may he mentioned the
fact that George IV. was entertained
there at the vt-ry beginning ot the
nineteenth century, while the Duchess
of Kent, with the then Princess Victoria (the late Queen), resided there
in 1831. " was to this latter fact,
and her enpvment of the beantifil
views in the neighborhood, that he
subsequent purchase of Osborne
estate, nnd the building of Osborne
House, may b' 'traced. Norris Castle stands in a beautifully wooded
park of about 150 acres, at tho ha id
of a gentle siopi- to the Solent, and
has, therefore a magnificent view
over the fine ynchling waters, and
eommnnds an always changing panorama of seascapes and busy ninritimo
life. At present it is announced tn
be let furnish id Bt,< it may be hoped
that the project to make of it the
business centre for a new marine resort will not be cnrtii'd out, for many
years at any rate.—Lloyd's News.
Not Always a Bull's-Eye. '
"My aim is truth—always truth,"
snid a man.   "Possibly," rejoined an
acquaintance, "but you were alwayi
a bud marksman."
M.  J.   O'BRIEN.
He left school at fourteen, entered
an Intercolonial Railway camp in a
very humble role, and has been building railways, in one capacity or another, almost ever since. In turn he
became foreman, sub-contractor and'
contractor, hia first undertaking in
the latter position being a section of
the C.P.R. between Ottawa and
Montreal. Later lie assisted in boilrl-
ing the Kingston & Pembroke Railway, the Northern & Pacific Junction Railway in the Nipissing district,
the Baie des Chnleurs Railway, the
Ceptral Counties Railway in eastern
Ontario, the Crow's Nest Pass branch
of the C.P.R., the Midland, the Richmond & Inverness nnd pnrt of tlw
Halifax & Southwestern Railways in
Novt Scotia; the T.a Tuque branch of'
Quebec & Lake St. John Rallwav. n
120-mile section of the Canndian Northern in Quebec. Montreal & Booth-
em. As if thesn accomplishments
were not enoiu-h. Mr. O'Brien is now"
interested in $15 000.000 worth ol contracts on the National Transcontinental Railway, nmnnnfing lo 571 miles.
After all. his railway nndertakihes
are but a smell pert of Mr. 0'Bri"n's
interests. A few yfeprs iiuro he bencM
1.125 square miles of timber limits in
Quebec nt nriees th»t then spcip"H"
insanelv high. Now thev are near th<>
N. T. Railway line, and are steadily
increasing in value. Mr. O'Brien is
nlso lour-fifths owner of the 0'n-i"n
mine at Cobnlt, has other silver'
mines, hns n quarter interest, in a
nickel property nt Sudbury valued nt
.t50.000.0no. owns fnrm lands in Al-
berta and Saskatchewan, a number of
factories in different towns, mici.
mines in Quebec, grnnhite mines in
Renfrew county, mnrble ouarri'es in
Hastings, n gold mine in Nova Seotia
and copper mines in Mexico. In fact,
it is n mental tnx to remember all
the names, not to speak of the tax
on Mr. O'Brien to own and look after
them all. He has had hiB ups and"
downs; bis speculative temperament,
hns |pd him into some unsuccessful
ventures, but he is now one of Canada's rich and successful men. Hi«
life is a buBy one, and his money an,f
bis advice nre sought by mnnv who-
hnve no claim uoon him. But to bis
friends Mr. O'Brien remains a genial,
nnspoil man, and in Renfrew he is
called a "fairy godfather."
Jowett and Lord Loreburn.
It is curious what mistakes are-
sometimes made by those who have-
the reputation of being keen judges
of men and character. When Lord
Loreburn, the Lord High Chancellor,
was leaving Oxford, Jowett, who was.
then Master of Balliol, politely asked
what path the young mun had decided to follow. "I think of going to
the Bar," said young Reid. "You
will do no good ot the Bar —good
morning," was the disconcerting reply. Years later the future Lonf
Chancellor visited Oxford. His success had been great, and he wns considered one of the leaders of the Bur.
Jowett met him and they had a long
chat. No reference was made to tlnr
unfortunate prophecy until they were-
Earting. Then, as if an afterthought
ad occurred to him, the famous master said, 'By the wny, Mr. Reid, I
told you you would do no good at
the Bar. I beg your pardon—good
Celebrated Boy Jockeys.
Frank Wootten.the 16-year-old jockey, who has begun the flat-racing
season so brilliantly at Lincoln, England, has had many famous predecea-
sors almost aa precocious as himself,
although he has now been riding live*
years. Fred Archer began his wonderful career at twelve by winning;
two races on consecutive days, anil
in hiB third year hod twenfyfive winning mounts; George Fordham wott.
his first laurels at Brighton when he-
was onlv thirteen; Harry Cuslance
scored his first win on Ada at the age.
of fifteen; and Tom Cannot* hud his
diet mount at fourteen. THE REPORTER,  MICHEL,  BRITISH COLUMBIA.
Mr. Oliver Believes that there is a
Feeling that Enough L .nd has Already   been   Given   for   Military
Services—Discussion in the Home
of Commons Over the Railway
Crossing Bill
Ottawa.—At a recent session of the
house the Hon. Graham's. bill to
amend the railway act was considered.
Its provisions are to bring to the mil.
way companies incorporated outsi.le
Canada ■ under the Canadian law respecting their lines in Canada.
Similarly those running, from any
point in the United States to a point
in Canada.
The incorporated senate railway
crossing bill, which was framed upon
the basis of the Lancaster level crossing hill was discussed. In explanation of the bill, Mr. Graham said that
at any crossing where lives had been
lost the speed of trains was not to be
allowed to exceed ten miles an hour
until the crossing had been protected.
When the railway commission gives
orders for a crossing to be protected,
the speed there must not be allowed to
exceed ten miles an hour.
Houghton Lennox, Conservative
member for South Simcoe, snid there
was no reason why they should wait
for a fatal accident to occur before
. taking measures for the protection of
the public.
More general amendments evoked
but little discussion, but there was
considerable controversy over amendments dealing with the practical
working of the act. Mr. Gervais,
M.P,, Montreal, said the bill would
make it possible for* fire insurance
companies to create the greatest combine Canada had ever seen.
Mr Oliver and his estimates had the
right of way, and made good progress
after he and Mr. Foster had had a
discussion over the placing of a lot
of the employees of the department
on the inside service so that they
would enjoy increases of salaries
under he new civil service act.
There was another discussion concerning land grants, Mr. Oliver expressing the opinion that nothing
could be done for the veterans of the
fenian raids of 18G6 and 1870, for the
present at least.' There was a feeling
among the people thnt enough lnnd
had already been given for military
Mr. Foster thought thnt the Fenian
raid veterans who had,defended Canada were entitled to as much consideration as the South African veterans
who had defended the empire.
Mr. Oliver stated in the course of
the discussion that of the five thousand land warrants issued to South
African veterans up to the middle of
March, only 500 had been located.'
Mintos In Danger of Hydrophobia
Simla, India.—As a precaution
ngainst the possible development of
hydrophobia, Lord Minto, viceroy of
India, and Lady Minto, are undergoing the Pasteur treatment.
While the viceroy and liis wife were
out walking, Lady Minto's lap doe
was harassed hy a wandering mad
dog. Lord ami Lady Minto went forward to rescue tlieir pet, and while
neither were bitten, their hands .were
covered witli the saliva of the rabid
beast. They submitted to the treat,.
ment on the advice of their physicians. Two of the viceroy's servants
were bitten by the mad dog, unci nlso
are taking tho Pasteur treatment.
Newfoundland Election
St. John's, NHct.—Practically complete returns from the voting in Saturday's election Show that the party
headed by Sir Edward Morris has won
an overwhelming victory, and Morris
will hnve thirty-six members of the
legislature, against ten supporters of
Sir Robert Bond, the former head of
tiie government.
In the election last November onch
side elected eighteen members, n situs,
tion which resulted in Saturday's election.
Find  they  Cannot  Grind  Canadian
Wheat at a Profit Across the
Minneapolis.—The New Prague Milling company of New Prague, Minn.,
having begun the construction of a
flour mill at Moose Jaw is negotiating
for a site at Saskatoon, Sask., and
probably will build there also. Otter
country mills of Minnesota and the
Dakotas are considering erecting
plants in Western Canada, and the big
companies of Minneapolis and Duluth
have studied .fnatters. i
This means the beginning of ithe
breaking up process, the decline of an
industry which is one of the most important in the United States, and particularly identified with the northwest.
Upon the action of congress in the
drawback matter now under discussion will depend the checking at the
outset of the northward trend, of the
giving of an impetus to the movement
that in five years will reduce tbe industry in three states in capitalization, relative influence, labour employment and production and give to
Western Canada the proportion thus
Senator P. J. McCumber, of North
Dakota, said recently that the mills
of Minneapolis in 1905 imported Canadian wheat and ground it in their
own mills. Mr. McCumber argued that
they could do it again. But it is
known under the drawback as it applied when the Pillsbury-Washburn
company imported 3,000,000 bushels in
1905 and made it into flour here, that
the company lost $80,000 on the experiment. The Washburn-Crosby company took the other course, that of
milling in bond, but neither in Minneapolis nor in Buffalo was it found
profitable. The Northwestern Consolidated Milling company could figure a
profit and did not import and the Russell Miller Milling company and other
companies never have been able to
calculate how it could be done profit,
Pleased With  Reception of Budget
London.—During the budget debate
in the House of Commons David
Lloyd-George, chancellor of the exchequer, said the government had
every reason to be satisfied with the
reception of the budget. The com.
mei'cial centres did not seem to be
affected by it. Even ex-Premier Bal
four, the acutest parliamentary critic
of the present generation, did not say
a word against three-fourths of the
proposals. The chancellor cited foreign instances in justification of high
taxes and licenses. He declared that
the budget proposals would result in
1910 in a substantial surplus, which
would be appropriated to pay the
inevitable largely increased naval
Kaiser Mourns Abdul's Exit
Berlin.—Neither the kaiser nor the
German government is shedding tears
over ■ the dethronement of .Abdul
Hamid, but they are known privately
to be mourning the loss of a friend.
It has been persistently reported that
Germany has been intervening on behalf of the ex-sultan with the Young
Turks. The German foreign office,
when asked for a confirmation or
denial of these assertions, gave an
evasive reply. Emperor William was
quoted as having said to the Greek
premier at Corfu that the sultan had
declared himself in favor of the constitution, so "why should lie be deposed r"
Work for Hoboes
Ottawa.—E. N. Lewis, M.P. for
West Huron, has given notice of a bill
seeking to stamp out the tramp nuisance. His object is to set aside ten
thousand acres in Northern Ontario
and ten thousand in Northern Quebec,
contiguous to each other, as a prison
farm, where all offenders and criminals, except those convicted of the
most heinous crimes, may be imprisoned and made to work at hard
Fears the Germans
Toronto.—Colonel Dcnison, speaking
to an empire meeting said Germany
was preparing lor a great struggle
without'concealment. Everywhere the
Germans were forming naval leagues,
which were clamoring for an overpowering fleet. The colonel argued,
that small, scattered ships were useless and advocated Dreadnoughts.
Canada should support 10 per cent, of
the Dartmouth cadets and form a
trained naval reserve of 10.000 men..
Big Tunnel at Field Is Through
Vancouver.—The tunnel designed by
the Canadian Pacific railway to reduce
the grade on the big hill between
Field and Laggan, was virtually completed a few days.ngo. when the work
men from both ends met in the centre.
The tunnel is 5,000 feet lung, and cuts
dowA the grade to a little over 2 per
cent. The cost is a million and a
Roosevelt is Champion Lion Killer
Nairob, British East Afyrica— Theodore Roosevelt has added two more1
lions to his "bag," antl now holds the
record for lion killing in the protectorate. He has killed live lions und
one lioness.
Protection to Farmers
Ottawa.—A bill has been passed
which is designed to protect the farmers of Canada from fraudulent manufacturers of stock food, of which, it is
said, hundreds upon hundreds of
thousands of dollars' worth are sold
nnnually. By the new measure manufacturers or their agents must take out
licenses and have a registered number. The package of fertilizers must
show the ingredients and guaranteed
value. The stock foods must also
show analysis of the food product. If
the farmer suspects the quality of the
fertilizer or cattle food he can send a
sample to the inland revenue department and have it analyzed for the
fee of $1.
American Timber Almost Exhausted
Chicago.—Within ten or fifteen
years; according to J. H. Finney,
secretary arid treasurer of tho Appalachian Forestry Association, there
will not be a stick of timber standing
east of the Rockies, and within fifty
years the entire country will be as
barren of, timber as tlio American
desert, unless something is clone to
avert the disaster. This statement is
made in a communication to the Traffic club.
Regarding the coal situation, Mr.
Finney declares the country consumes
on an average of five tons per capita
and wastes three.
Imperial Defence Conference in July
London.—The Canadian Associated
Press understands that the government has despatched telegrams to the
oversea governments for a subsidiary
conference on imperial defence and
that a July date is suggested. The
Canadian resolution and; the Australasian offerB will naturally form the
basis for discussion, but it is not intended to propose a definite programme. The proceedings will probably be private.
Kitchener Will Study Overseas Armies
London.—The . Standard says that
Lord Kitchener will leave Japan on
Christmas for Vancouver. It is his
intention to make a special study ol
the armies of the oversea states, and
it is believed that he will be appointed
to the imperial committee of defence.
Canadian Boys to Shoot In England
Ottawa—Sir Frederick Borden has
received a request by cable that two
Canadian cadets be sent to England to
compete in the Empire School Boy
shooting contest for Lord Roberts'
pritie. It is probable that one Ottawa
and one Dundas boy will be sent.
Lemieux Act Will Now Play a Part in
Struggle Between Miners and Operators—Stated that Operators Will
Go in for Harder Bargain with the
Men, and Will Make Some Further
Ottawa.—The dispute between the
operators and employees of the coal
mines controlled by the Western Coal
Operators in Alberta and British Columbia will be referred to a board of
conciliation under the Lemieux act.
Judge' Lampman has accepted the
chairmanship of the conciliation board
over the Nesla Valley Coal and Coke
company, Middlesboro, B. C, alleging
discrimination against the. United
Mine Workers ol America.
Now that the strikers have asked
for the conciliation board, the operators, who believe they have an advantage over the miners, are going in
for a harder bargain with the men,
and will make some new demands.
There will include a reduction in
several contract prices, a differential
or lower rate for mining pillars, and
the striking out of the "check off"
clause. The operators point to the
fact that under 'the wage schedule
under which the men had been working until they went out on strike,
some of the miners were making as
high as $8 and $10 a day.
Coleman.—A new and interesting
feature has been added to the coal
miners' strike by the application of
Robert Evans, who is directing the
struggle on behalf of the men, owing
to the illness of President Frank Sherman, for a board of arbitration under
the Lemieux act. With the application for such an arbitration board, the
end of the strike can be snid to be in
sight. That this cannot come any too
soon is the view of the men in this
as well as in other camps, and also of
the general public.
Mr. Evans has already wired Ottawa
for the appointment of an arbitration
board, and has named Frank Sherman as the men's representative.
Miners Will Stand Firm
Frank.—A monster mass meeting,
with members of the United Mine
Workers of America from all of the
camps of the Pobs, was held here on
Sunday. The purpose of the meeting
was to keep the men in line behind
the position taken by President Sherman. ,
Acting President Robert Evans and
Hon. J. Jackson were the speakers.
The most important result of the meeting was a decision to endeavor to
avoid breaking away from the International The resolution was adopted requesting the district officials to appeal
first to President Lewis; failure of
Lewis to sustain the strike will result
in an appeal to the International
board; failure of the International
board to concede demands will result
in appeal being made to all the local
unions in the American branch of the
The meeting was enthusiastic in
support of the strike, and apparently
all will stand firm, pending consideration of the case by the proposed arbitration board which has been asked
The Pacific Route
Vancouver, B. C—Peter Jansen,
president of the Saskatchewan Elevator vompany, said in an interview
recently, "There is no question that
hereafter all the export wheat from
Alberta and a considerable portion
of Saskatchewan will seek nn outlet
via Vancouver. So impressed am I
with this certainty that I favor constructing many new additional elevators in Alberta, where we have only
five or six at present. We own 22
elevators in Saskatchewan and are
now building four new ones. The
question of extending our business
westward will be. discussed at an early
meeting of our shareholders."
British Premier Makes Announcement
London.—Admitting the great possibilities of aviation, both offensive ami
defensive in warfare, Premier Asquith
stated in the House of Commons that
the government nre taking serious
steps to promote the science of flying.
He announced that an adequate appropriation had been made and a special committee appointed under Lord
Rayleigh to work in conjunction with
eminent scientists, including high
military and naval experts. The military balloon factory is being reorganized and the highest scientific talent
in the flfld of aerial navigation is
being secured.
Finnish Elections
St. Petersburg.—The returns from
the Finnish elections are now about
complete. The new diet will have
practically the same composition as
its predecessor, which was dissolved
on account of its protest against the
proposed change in the relations between the grand duchy and the empire, and it will continue the struggle
along the same lines against the movement to bring Finland under the control of the cabinet and the douinii.
Castro for Canary Islands
San Cebastian, Spain—Ex-President
CaBtro, of Venezuela, said thnt liis
physicians had advised bim to go to
the Canary Islands. He expressed the
hope that the Spanish government
would raise no objeiition to bis residence there, as he was desirous ol
living there for a while.
Seeding is Nearly Completed
'Winnipeg.—Reports from various
sections of the Canadian West show
that wheat seeding has progressed all
week under the most favorable concli
tions. Up to dote 70 per cent, of the
crop is in the ground, and by next
Wednesday night seeding will have
been lompleted. ,
Certain Vancouver Aldermen Would
Shoot Them Rather Than
Entertain Them
Vancouver.—That Vancouver's celebration of the visit of the Japanese
cruisers, Azo and Sayo, on May 17 is
likely to be a badly mixed affair is
shown by the marked opposition to
the celebration arrangements in various official quarters. The civic fin.
ance committee, by a very decided
majority, turned down, the recom.
mendntion of Mayor Douglas for a
$1,000 donation to the militia officers
in aid of the parade and entertainment expenses.
Alderman McMillan declared hotly
when the military deputation presented its request for an appropriation,
that Vancouver ought rather to show
the Japs "How weir prepared we are
to shoot them."
Four aldermen out of five voted
witli McMillan, despite, the protests
ol the mjlitary men that their action
was against imperial ethics and that
Vancouver should cultivate trade relations with Japan.
The trades and labor council officially decided that no labor organization should take any part whatever
in the celebration.
This was in face of the published
appeal of the mayor to the citizens to
make the celebration a success.
Kidnappers Get Heavy Sentences
Mercer, Pa.—James Boyle was sentenced by Judge Williams to life im
prisonment in the Western penitentiary at Pittsburg for the kidnapping
of Billy Whitla, and Mrs. Boyle, indicted as Mary Doe. received a sen
tence of 25 years, wt* l a fine of $5,000
and the costs of prosecution.
Although no official announcement
us to the effect of the fine had been
made it is customary in this state to
extend imprisonment until any fine
imposed has been paid.
Boyle did not utter "a word prior to
his sentence. His counsel, however
mntle a plea for both Boyle and his
wife, pleading for leniency in both
eases. He stated that until a recent
period the extreme penalty for kidnapping in this state was ten years
and in view of the fact that the boy
had been treated with every consider,
ation and that all care had been taken
not to inflict unnecessary mental
anguish upon the parents he felt
leniency might be asked for with propriety.'
Coal from Pennsylvania
Calgary.—That the C. P. R. will
make arrangements to supply a suffi.
cient quantity of steam coal to pera-
tors of steam plows in Southern Alberta, though they have to bring it
from Pennsylvania, is the encouraging message received from Mr. Wm
Whytc, second vice-president of the
C. P. R., by J. S. Dennis, his assistant in Calgary.
The serious consequences that would
result from a cessation of agricultural
work in the province were pointed out
to Mr. Dennis on liis arrival from the
east a few days ago, and he lost no
time in getting into communication
with Mr. Whyte. The aforementioned
satisfactory assurance was the result.
All local agents of the C. P. R. have
been instructed to take orders for
steam coal, whether such can be filled
immediately or not.
German Chancellor May Resign
Berlin.—The Neu Gesellschnftlich
Correspondent, which hns excellent information, announces that Chancellor
Von Buelow intends to resign before
the Whitsuntide recess unless the
financial reform plans.ot the government are adopted. The emperor will
return here on May 23, and the chan.
cellor will have an audience with him
as soon as possible after that date in
order to hand in his resignation,
which lie will insist must be accepted.
Prince Von Buelow's decision, it is
understood, grows out of the action of
the finance lommittee of the Reichstag, which a few days ago voted in
favor of taxing accrued values of reol
estate between one sale and another as
a substitute for the government'8 proposal of increasing the death duties,
and showed opposition in other ways
to the government's tux plans.
Earl Grey May Lay Corner St.one
Edmonton.—Pre.mier Rutherford and
Hon. C. W. Cross, who have been east
on a several weeks' trip, returned to
the city the other day. As a result of
a conference between the premier nnd
Earl Grey, governor general of Canada, it is probnble that be will lay the
corner stone, of the new .provincial
parliament buildings during the
month of June next. It is not yet
known whether Sir Wilfrid Laurier or
other Dominion cabinet ministers will
be present upon that memorable
American House for Messina Sufferers
Messina.—Lieut.-Coinmander R. R.
Belknap, the American naval attache
at Rome, has turned over to the prefect of Messina a total of 400 American
wooden houses to be used in caring for
the fuftrers from the earthquake last
December. The attache expects that
2/100 bouses will be completed by
June 7. Wood for 700 bouses additional has already been sent out to
small villuges in the vicinity of Messina.
Wainwright is Getting Ready to Receive 300 Head From Montana
Purlng the Month
Wainwright, Alto.—The Pablo buffalo herd will arrive in Wainwright
this month. Howard Douglas, commissioner of Dominion parks, was in
town for some days recently completing arrangements for the reception of
the buffalo in the park near town.
Mr. Douglas has just been inspecting the herd in the Elk Island park,
near Lnmont, and arranging for the
shipment of 350 head to the park here.
Asked wheu the buffalo would arrive
here, he stated that he had just received a letter from Pablo saying that
all the buffalo would be in Canada
this month. ■
In the course of a few days an army
of cowboys under the personal supervision of Mr. Pablo, will commence
the last round-up. The country in
which the animals are located is a series of mountains and foothills dotted
thickly with chapparel and sage brush.
Once the buffalo' are located they will
be driven into a corral and held tliere
until nil are within the enclosure.
At Ravalli the animals will be loaded into special cars on the Northern
Pacific railway, and will start on
their long journey. The special train
will be made up of 'at least thirty-five
specially constructed cars, each divided into separate compartments and
strongly reinforced to prevent any
possibility of escape.
When the train arrives here the
animals will be unloaded into a chute
100 feet in width and 28 feet high, ard
one and a half miles long, extending
Irom the town to Battle River park.
It is estimated that Canada will be
in possession of at least 900 buffalo
when the herd arrives.
Prizes for Best Essays
Ottawa. — The executive of the
Strathcona trust for the encouragement of physical and military training
in the public schools has decided to
offer prizes for the best papers upon
the following subjects: "The best
method of introducing and developing
a general system of physical and military training in public schools
throughout the Dominion" upon the
principle enunciated in the rules governing the administration ol the
Strathcona trust. Six prizes of $250,
$150, $100, $75, $50 and $25 respectively will be awarded to the writers
of the best essays. The competitors
are limited to Canadian school teachers and pupils in normal schools. The
essays may be written in either English or French, nnd must reach the
department of militia not later than
August 1 next. Information in regard
to the competition and the agreement
entered into between the department
of militia and the province of Nova
Scotia in respect to training in schools
will be furnished on application to
the executive council of the Strathcona trust, militia department, Ottawa.
Wheat Is King
Toronto.—Tbomns C. Irving, general
manager of the Bradstreet company
for Western Cannda, who has just returned from an 'extended tour through
the west, speaks in an authoritative
way on trade conditions from Lake
Superior to tbe Pacific coast. He
said: "The great question everywhere
is wheat. Wheat is king." On the
Pacific coast; the imminent problem,
tnid Mr. Irving, was transportation ot
this year's crop lo European markets
vir British Colummu ports. 'r"..
toutes," said Irving, "are now open
for exploitation. That around Cape
Horn is long, but the sea haul costs
considerably less than the 3,000 mile
railway journey to Atlantic ports.
Transhipment at the isthmus of
Panama is the alternative route meeting with favor.
"British Columhin is rich beyond
imagination in timber, minerals and
fish. The Hudson Buy route is regarded by many as nn academic problem.
Its efficacy is doubted, for it is pointed
out thnt it would not be possible to
market the wheat until the following
year, and the necessary extension o.'
credit involved is full of difficulty."
American and Canadian Roads Map
Out a Construction Campaign to
Embrace Pacific Coast and Prairie
Provinces—Millions to be Expended in Carrying Out the Work Now
Chicago.—The Canadian Northwest
and the northwestern states continue
to be the theatre of unusual constructive activity on the part of railroadB.
Not only does this construction campaign embrace nearly all the intermediate and Pacific coast states, but
extends north into Western Canada.
James J. Hill and his associates will
expend $15,000,000, according to present plans, on the Great Northern railroad and subsidiary companies, making a fourth trunk system across the
prairies westward from Winnipeg.
The most costly campaign thus far
laid out is that of the Canadian Pacific, which calls for the expenditure of
$20,000,000. The announced plans of
tiie Canadian Northern estimate the
cost of the extension of that line to
the Pacific coast at more than $10,000,
This year three branch lines will
be built by the Grand Trunk Pacific
from Melville, Sask. One will run
northwesterly to Prince Albert, another northeasterly toward Hudson
Ray, while thp third will touch the
American boundary.
These three lines will probably be
the most important ever built in
Western Canada, as far as American
farmers and homeseekers are concerned, as they will give direct access
to the rich mineral deposits and the
Peace River valley.
The immense amount of railroad
construction in the west, both in Canada and the United States, has developed a Blight fear that a shortage of
labor might result. Railroad officials,
generally, however, believe that the
large immigration promised and in
progresB will be sufficient to overcome
this one cloud on the horizon.
The Spokane, Portland and Seattle
railroad, known os the "North Bank"
road, recently placed in operation
through passenger trains between
Spokane and Portland. The completion of this road, with its connection
with tho Great Northern nnd Northern
Pacific, and through them with the
Burlington nnd Colorado and Southern
roads, adds greatly to the transportation facilities to the west, and places,
the Columbia river basin in much
closer touch than ever before with
cities cast of the Rocky Mountains.
Status of Vukon
Ottawa.—In the bouse Mr. Oliver
explained the ordinance respecting the
imposition of the tux upon ale, porter, beer and lager beer imported into
the Yukon territory, which was passed
by order-in-council lost September. A
tax ol 50 cents a gallon on these.
liquors imported from any foreign
country is imposed. Th is is in addition to the customs tax. Mr. Foster
expressed the opinion that the approval of the ordinance by parliament
that power be given to any province
to make any customs imposition it
liked. But Sir Wilfrid Laurier said
that while other provinces were sovereign as fur as their own powers
went, the Yukon was not in that position, and such ordinance had to be
obtained Irani the Dominion.
At the Suggestion ol the leader of
the opposition, the matter wos allowed
| to stand until lie has time to look it
;'r in the Hansard.
To Promote International Peace
Chicago.—The lirst material fruit of
the National Pence conference which
has just closed hero is a lund of
$25,000 donated to the Northwestern
university by John R. Lingren.
Lingren Is Swedish consul to Chicago, und cashier of the State Hank of
The fund provided by Mj. Lingren
is to be used for the purpose of founding n permanent series of lectures and
to secure the annual payment of
prizes for essays upon the. questions
of international peace, and inter-denominational religious harmony.
A second gift of $26,000 additional
to tiie same institution to found a
chair of Scandinavian literature also
was announced by Mr. Lingren.
Reception by Canada Astonished Him ■
London—The Bishop of London,
preaching a farewell sermon on the
occasion of tbe departute of Rev., H.
S. VVoolconib, who is touring the colonies for three years on behalf of the
English Missionary society, said there
wns nothing so touching as the longing which the people of the colonies
mill the United States had for some
living link, some loving touch with
the MolhiT Country, especially the
Mother Church. He wns astonished at
liis own reception in Canada.
Roosevelt for Mayor of New York
New    York.--Tlio    nomination    of
Theodore Roosevelt Ior mayor of New
York eity is proposed by Gen. Stewart
L. Woodford,    the    diplomatist ond
former minister to Spain.    It is admitted that "the boom thus launched
hns  neither  the knowledge  nor  the
consent of Mr. Roosevelt,  but it is
i declared thai an insistent und tiiiaui-
! inoiis demand  on  the part     of the
people of the city would compel him
to accept."
Imperial Cable Scheme
London.—Speaking at the Imperial
Colonial eluli, Sir Henniker Henton
said he hoped that within n few
months it would be possible to cable
to every part ol the empire at n shilling for twelve words. He had the
particulars of an invention whereby
00,000 words per hour could be transmitted.
Alberta Midland  Becomes C.N.R.
Toronto.—Another link in the great
j chain of Canadian Northern railway
systems in the. west wns forged recently when it was announced that an
application was being made .to the
board of railway commissioners for
Canada for the amalgamation of the
Alberta Midland railway with the
C. N, R„ this line to be built to establish eomiiiuniciition between Calgary
and Edmonton and between Calgary,
Lethbridge nnd Macleod. and will be
approximately live hundred miles
To Fumigate Cars and Stations
Ottawa.—The. railway commission
lias issued n formal order for the adop.
tion of regulations requiring railway
companies to clean and disinfect, cars,
« ations and waiting rooms in order to
prevent the dissemination of tuberculosis or other infectious discuses.
Test Power of Syndicalists
Paris.—The government, which hns
derided to make a determined effort to
test its power to put down the "Syndicalist" movement, so fur as it affects
state employees, has ordered that a
new batch of state employees be suspended for making violent speeches,
and notice has been given that all in-
frartions of discipline hereafter will
be summarily punished.
This order hns greatly exasperated
the "Syndicalists," and the agilation
continues feverishly.
Castro Will Remain in Exile
Santander.—General Cipriano Castro, deposed president of Venezuela,
has arrived here from Sun Sebastian.
The erstwhile distiller sn.Vs that he
has received cables from Ciirucas tell-'
ing him Unit the army arid people1
earnestly desire liis return. However,'
he adds that he will never'return' to
Venezuela, aa lie intends settling'
definitely nt Snntarider! Senor Cas-'
tro's wife is on her way here from the
West Indies on the Guadeloupe.
Bryan's Town Goes Dry
Lincoln, Neb.—In the hottest city
election in years, Lincoln went "dry"
by a margin of nearly 500 votes in a
total of 9,000, In voting Ior absolute
prohibition, the city rejected a com-
promise proposition to close the snl-
oons id 6.30 p.m. and to limit the
number Of liquor licenses to 25.
Russia Avoids Political Crisis
St. Petersburg.—The emperor has
not as yet informed the cabinet as lo
the fale of the naval bill, but it Is the
general belief in itoveriiment cirri"s
that the emperor will approve the bill
and thnt Premier Stolypin and his
ministers will remain in office for the
1 HI W-H M' II I'l I' I'M1111 M-H-i
Making a.  |
Bridal Gown.:
Copyrighted,   1909,   by   Associated
Literary Press.
When Mamie Wilson's aunt, the
seamstress, passed away to happier
realms, leaving Mamie and her ten-
year-old sister well nlgb penniless,
everybody In Christlansburg was sympathetic.
Dry eyed, a sigh of distress burled
deep In ber heart, Mamie left the seminary six months before diploma day
and (ook up the urgent task of supporting herself and keeping her sister
at school.
Acting against the advice of her
friends, she wasted no time In trying
to find a place as teacher, stenographer
or governess. Such positions were
soarce in Christlansburg, and delay
meant the acceptance of charity.
So the weather worn sign that had
swung for many years from the lattice-
work of the Jlttle Ivy covered veranda
disappeared, and In Ita place appeared
a fresh, new board on wblch was
painted, "Miss Mamie Wilson, Dressmaker."
Mamie knew that sbe could sew ss
line a seam na ever went Into a gown,
and sbe hoped tbat her more fortunate
girl friends in Christlansburg would
give her lota of work to do..
Bnt sbe wss doomed to disappointment After the sympathetic stage
bad passed friends became politely
critical. "Wbat an ordinary vocation
for such a blight glrlj" commented
one. "1 donbt if -she can sew, anyway," ssld another. Thus Mamie got
only piecework to do, and tbls netted
her hardly enough to pay expenses.
But there wus at least oue person in
the town who took enough Interest In
the brave struggle of Mamie Wilson
to express himself without restraint
Harold Randolph, the only son of tbe
richest man In Christlansburg, had
known and liked Mamie ever since
tbey ware boy and girl together.
"It'e sn outrage," he declared, "that
every woman tn this burg doesn't give
Mamie something to dol Why, I bet
ahe could make a Parisian gown If It
came to It!"
"If that's tbe ease, Harold, wby don't
you drum op some work for ber among
your fashionable friends?" queried one
of his girl chums bauterlngly, a flash
of jealousy in her eyes.
The young man didn't tnke the qnery
In a Joking mood. "You can wager
your precious life that I will whenever
I see tbe chancel" he responded.
His opportunity did come, but In a
jray he least expected, A few mornings later his father announced at tbe
breakfast table that his Bister Mia
wss going to marry the leading lawyer
and politician of the place, who was on
the eve of being nominated for congress.
Leila said nothing, but looked fixedly
at her plate. Harold gasped several
times snd tben entered a protest
against such a sudden decision. But
Randolph senior was a man of immense determination. He had decided,
and that settied It. They began prep
aratlons for the wedding, whlcb, he
said, would take place within a month,
"Where do you expect to hare yout
la-Mai robes constructed?" demanded
Harold Randolph of hla sister the mo-
ment tbe prematrlmonlal bustle began.
"Why, I Bball telegraph to New York
for my dressmaker to come at once,"
she answered without showing much
"Well, as one Onal favor you'll do
nothing of the kind, sis," he supplicated. "Leila, for the sake of tbe family,
don't go through the agony of having a
New York tullor down bore. Why nol
let Mamie Wilson mnke your cos
"Mamie Wilson!" exclaimed l/ella
Randolph, n suspicious light in her eye
"The Idea. Harold! You surely dcro'l
think Miss Wilson could fashion the
kind of gown thnt I want?"
"I don't think anything about It," declared Harold, wltu emphasis. 1
know she can make any sort of dress
In n queen's satisfaction. She's an ex-
|iert with the needle, and she has excellent  taste.    Besides, 'If  I'm  any
judge, she's exactly your height ana
she doesn't weigh five pounds more or
less than you do. Why, she could model a dress over her own figure and give
you a perfect fit!. Then, Leila, she Is
a brave, hardworking girl wuo is having an uphill time of it. We've got a*
dandy chance to help her, and It will
be a downright shame If we don't do
.Leila Randolph put her arms about
her handsome brother's neck. "All
right old fellow," she acquiesced,
"there'll be no tailor from New York,
Miss Wilson sball make my wedding
When she learned that she wns to
fashion Miss Randolph's bridal robes
Mamie was the happiest girl In town.
She knew this stroke of fortune meant
for her other valuable orders, nnd she
concentrated her efforts to produce the
finest coBtume ever seen at a Christlansburg marriage.
Two weeks later a filmy glory of
silk and lace was evolving rapidly
from under the deft fingers. The bride
to be. was delighted, and her brother
was us happy as tbe prospective bridegroom.
He stopped frequently to Inquire as
to tbe progress of the gown. Bach
time he was met by smiling eyes that
held genuine gratitude in their dark
depths, for the little dressmaker could
not help suspecting that Harold had
been directly instrumental in ber being given the piece de resistance of the
Bnt all Mamie's bright hopes were
doomed to sudden blight One morn-
Ing Christlansburg awoke.to hear the
startling news that Leila Randolph
had eloped wltb a penniless though
talented young mining engineer who
had been prospecting in the neighborhood. Tbe town was aghast, and consternation stalked through the Randolph household. Harold was the only
one who didn't look calamity stricken.
"Cheer up, all of you!" he said to
bis frightened mother and sisters.
"This fellow sis has chosen Is all
right I'm glad, I can tell you, that
she had the good sense to favor bim
over the other chap and the courage
to take him! Leila will bring blm
back In a few days, and father will
deed tbem a bouse; you'll seel Dad
will roar for awhile, but in tbe end he
will give him a good Job with a good
salary attached, aud everything will
work out 0. K. Don't you see It
Tbls optimism finally cleared the atmosphere of some of Its gloom. When
calm reigned once more Harold got
down to business. He made out a
check payable to Miss Mamie Wilson
for tho full amount tbat was to be
paid for his sister's wedding outfit His
motber signed It without a word.
Then tbe young man made a bee-
line for tbe dressmaker's. Mamie answered his ring and smiled as sbe invited him In, but tbere was a auspicious mist In her eyes.
"Oh, I'm dreadfully sorry it's happened," she ventured sympathetically.
"Don't let It worry you, Mamie," replied Harold lightly. "It'll turn out all
right 1 came down to pay for tbe
dress; here's mamma's check."
Sbe took the slip of paper, glanced
at It and tben handed It back.
"A slight change is necessary, Harold," she said. "I couldn't tske the
full amount for tbe gown'Isn't finished, you know."
"Yes, but you're going to finish it,"
he protested kindly. *
"Ortululy, if you wish It" she answered. "Then your suiter will have
use for It In soma otber way, after
"Leila have use for It?" he repeated.
"Certainly not It's for another girl
"Another girl!" she echoed, ber eyes
sparkling. "Wby, it wouldn't lit just
any girl, I fear."
"Yes, there Is one girl It will fit"
said Harold slowly, "for she's just Leila's site. I do hope sbe would like to
wear It for me. Do you think she
He was looking steadily Into Mamie's
eyes now, and his lips were compressed. She returned bis gaze, and as she
divined that be was lu earnest her
heart beat Joyously.
"I'm afraid she would, very much,"
she whispered weakly as sbe nestled
in his arms.
Thomas' Discouragement.
financially music rarely pays for
Itself, aud Us producers often do their
work even nt a sacrifice. In a book entitled "Muslcol Memories" 0. P. Dp-
ton tells an anecdote of Theodore
Thomas, the German American orchestra leader. It wus during the Sunday
nlgbt concerts In Chicago, while the
city was In n disturbed state, owing to
the great railroad strike.
Tbe concerts were thinly attended.
At one end of the huge exposition
building wus tbe concert hall. The
otber end wns occupied by military
companies, waiting for an emergency
call. I reached the building one evening some time before the hour of opening nnd saw Mr. Thomas sitting at a
table with his head upon his hands.
He beckoned to me to come to him.
I Inquired If he wns III.
"I'm a bit blue tonight, old friend."
be replied. *'l have been thinking ns
I sat here that I have tieen swinging
n baton fifteen yenrs. and I do not see
that the people nre auy further ahead
from where I began, and as far as my
pockets are concerned 1 am not so
well off."
He -paused a minute nnd then added,
"Rut 1 am going on if It takes anothet
fifteen years."
Some Novelties In Fanoy Straws—The
Cabriolet Bonneta.
Quite a millinery novelty is the
straws with knitted, crocheted and astrakhan effects, all trimmed wltb wbat
may be justly termed avalanches ot
flowers of the most wonderful hues,
which certainly bave no replicas in
nature's handiwork.
The revived cabriolet bonnet has
been facetiously termed a fruit crate
covered with garden truck. Apples,
pears, currants, cherries, are used as
Wherein to the Tail of Each Is'
Tied a Moral.
plaited rantcass skibt.
trimming.   In slue the bonnet Is not
quite as large as a busbei basket.
The plaited princess skirt seen In
the cut will be exceedingly useful tor
wear over lingerie shirt waists left
over from last season.
A pattern of this princess skirt may be
had In six slzes-from 22 to 32 Inches
waist measure. Send 10 cente to this office, giving number <««), and It will be
promptly forwarded to you by malt.
Sleeve Hlnte For the Woman In Doubt
as to What le Worn.
Here are n few sleeve hlnte. The
too scant sleeve Is as bad as the too
full model. Elegant simplicity is tbe
keynote of all tbe sleeves of tbe
spring. They are a trifle fuller tban
they have been all winter, and the
shoulders are set lower on the arm.
Tbls spring and summer will see the
A man very much Intoxicated was
taken io tbe station.
"Why did you not ball him ont?" In
quired a bystander of a Mend.
"Ball him out!" exclaimed the other
"Why. you couldn't pump him out"-
I'liiludelphla Press.
return of Jumper dresses, but sucb
careful and elaborately made ones that
they would be scurcely recognised ss
jumpers when placed beside those
made u year or two ago.
The smart woman nowadays discards Mack snd white hose and has
stockings to natch each costume. Shot
stockings of every shade go well wltb
all kinds of gowns, the range belug
dowu from tbe smartest blues to gold
and red.
A few of the white petticoats have
flounces embroidered In colored dots,
pale pink and blue.
However extravagant styles may be
In other ways, they are decidedly
economical In materials!
The frock seen In the picture Is
very attractive carried out In dark
linen, with the edges buttonholed nnd
scalloped with heavy cotton or hound
wltb braid. JUDIC CHOLLET.
A pattern of this linen dress may tie
had In tour olses—for children from two
to eight years of age. Send 10 cents te
this office, giving number (*W11. and It
will be promptly forwarded to you by
The Peasant and His 8on, Whose Good
I ntentioni Were Brought to Naught
The  Fox, the Coon and the Pullet
That Wasn't Wise.,
ICopyrlght, 1909, by T. C. McClure.]
ONE day ufter having grazed his
fill the Camel started down to
the water bole to quencb his
thirst He was feeling balmy
aud complacent, and as be walked
along he communed to himself:
"Ah, It Is good to be a Camel!
There's.a hump on my back that any
animal In the world might be proud
of, nnd the party that says my neck
Is not as graceful as that of. tbe Swan
Is it borse thief and a liar."
He had not yet reached the water
when he met the Giraffe, wbo was
also feeling that he was the It The
two animals surveyed each other for a
moment, and tben tbe Camel said:
"Huh! You are still carrying your
fore legs around wltb you, 1 see?"
"Wbat about my fore legs?" was demanded.
"Why, they make you look like s
rail fence with props under It."
"Look here, you old critter with a
hump! It Is not for you to criticise
such as me. Tbe sight of you would
scare a rabbit off his legs."
Then followed criticism and abuse
until tbe Wolf came along and butted
In and claimed he was the only animal In the forest resembling tbe American Beauty rose. Tbe Camel and the
Giraffe Immediately proceeded to tell
him how the world looked upon blm,
and bot words were flying around
when the Rhinoceros came up and
"Gentlemen, these unseemly expressions should cease. It was decided
long ago that I am the only tblng In
tbe forest worth looking at"
The three others at once called his
attention to bis ungainly shape, awkward movements, pig eyes and scant
tail, and the row grew fiercer tban
ever. A battle was Imminent wben the
Elephant put In an appearance, and
after listening for a moment be observed:
"Well, upon my soul, but tbls Is funny! Who has my bulk? Who has my
strength? Wbo has my agility? Can
any of you tear down trees and kill
hunters? Let me advise you In a fatherly way to cut It out."
A row wltb the Elephant waB on the
carpet when the Wolf happened to
look upward and saw the Owl seated
on a limb, and he nt once called out:
"Peace, peace. Let us leave It to tbe
Owl to decide."
"Well, gentlemen." replied the Owl
after a tew blinks, "the case seems to
be an easy one. Behold my plumage,'
Gate Into these eyes! Remember the
wisdom with which I am credited!
Why, when I hear such common critters as you disputing about which
atands at the head of tbe class"-
Moral.—Each and every one of ns Is
all right, but tbe trouble Is to get the
otber fellow to admit It
that he had done his duty, nnd as the
master came out, with a "Gee up!" tbe
Ass mode a few steps forward and
tben fell dead lame. His feet were
lifted to see If he had ptckd up a stone
on tbe road, and after spending fifteen
minutes In seeking to discover the
cause of the lameness the master hired'
another Ass to draw the load home
and let bis beast limp behind. When
they bad reached the barn the lame
one whinnied for his feed. None was
forthcoming. At last he raised, bis
voice and cried out:
"Master, you seem to have forgotten
me, and I am hungry."
"Oh. no; I rcmember'you all right"
wns the reply. ." ,
"Is It, then, tbat tbe feed Is out?"
"Not ot all. It Is that you were
taken with a limp and 1 lost tbe benefit of your services. Your feed is pay
for your work. No work, no feed."   .
Mornl.-One may not be satisfied
with bis lot. but he can always make
It worse for himself.
The Limping Ass.
One day as the Ass had stopped on
the highway while his master entered
a saloon to get a glass of beer the
Horse came along.and baited to say:
"The load you are drawing Is altogether too much for you."
"Yes, I think so myself." replied the
Ass, "but my master seems to have no
"How many oats do you get st s
"Two quarts."
"You ought to have four. What day
do you get off?"
•■No day, except Sunday."
"That's a shame. You ought to have
at least half of every Saturday. How
often does the moBter grouse the cart?"
"Only when It creaks so ibat It Is a
nuisance to bis ears."
"Urn! I see. Aud doesn't he push
when you nre going uphill?"
"Not a push. On the contrary, he
plies the gad the harder."
"Well." observed the Horse, "It's a
hard case, but yon alone are to blame
for It. If. for Instnnce. when you start
from here yon should be taken wltb a
limp the master would have to take at
least half the loud off the cart and go
easy on you. You can see Ibat I reckon?"   ...
"Of conn*, and I'll put It In practice.
What  nn   Idiot   I  am  not  to   have
thonrbt of It More!"
. The Horse passed on with a feellua
The Peaeant and His Son.
Upon bis return from town one day
tbe Peasant brought a book with him.
and. handing It to his little sun, lie
"My son. It Is well to know what
others think and say. Read this book
and try to be guided and benefited by
its precepts."
Two weeks Inter the old man came
In from bis corn boelng and said to the
"Junius. I bave not seen that watch
of mine around for many days, and I
fear tbat I hare lost It tn the fields."
"Oh, no. father; 1 can tell you where
It is," wns the reply.   '
Thereupon the Ind led the way to tbe
garden and With a hoe dug up the
watch from the soil wherein it was
"Dolt! Idiot! Ass! You have ruined my watch!" exclaimed tbe father
as he took it In bis band.
"But 1 was only following the precepts laid down In the book you so
kindly gave me." was tbe reply.
"But that cannot be."
"But yet It is so, as you can read for
yourself. It says that a seed planted
will produce fivefold, and If we had
left this watch a few days longer we
should bare been able to dig up a
couple of clocks."
Moral.—The difference between theory and practice bus brought many
good intentions to naught
The Fox, the Coon and the Pullet
One day as tbe Fox was prowling
around a barnyard he discovered a
fine, fat pullet seated on the limb of a
tree out of reach. He asked her to
come down that be might tell her
some news, and when Ibis failed he
resorted to threats. Knowing that be
could not climb the tree after her. the
Pullet bade htm defiance, and Reynard
seemed to have given over when the
Coon came along and said:
"You are awfully .cute. Mr. Kox, but
you mlgbt ns well let go In this case.
You have tried deceit, hypocrisy,
threats and cajolery, but none of them
bas worked."
"That is true," replied the Fox, "but
1 have a weapon In reserve. Watch
my smoke."
And thereupon be began praising
the pullet's plumage, her eyes, her
small feet and her plumpness, and ten
minutes later she cuius down from the
tree and wns eaten. ,.
Moral.—War has lost empires, but
flattery has made kings.    M. QUAD.
Little Willie's Idea ef a Steel Magnate.
'  "Do you thick a college education
-piys **'
"You tet It does. My, son graduated
last jeni and l.ns been hired at a salary of $'.'■* a week lo go back und train
the varsity banket hall team next season,"—Chicago Uecord-Heruld.
Centerpieces Attractively Worked I*
■ White Mercerized Cotton.
No department of embroidery affords,
more Interest and pleasure to the woman wbo takes pride In ber household furnishings tban the working of
table linen.
Embroidery worked wltb mercerized
cottons In white or colors Is perhaps
most satisfactory of all the styles of
the present season, as it Is most practical and durable. For the groundwork a rather heavy linen Is used and
for the embroidery a coarse mercerized,
thread.   Many of the pieces are edged.
with lace. A linen torchon lace corresponds well with the texture of tho
linen.. Good effects are produced by
couching fancy braids, cords or several strands of silk on a simple outline pattern, Introducing faucy stitches
as the occasion demands.
White coronation braid Is.much used
on table linen and Is a most satisfactory material with which to work. It
is easily fastened in place and keeps-
Its shape well after laundering, a point,
always to be considered when choosing material. It should be used on a
rather heavy linen ground. Very'dalnty
is the effect of the white braid combined with embroidery In white On an
ecru ground or the white braid with
stitches of some delicate color on
white. This braid may be used on any
outline design, and the work may be
varied and elaborated by fastening tbe
braid In place with fancy stitches In
color, crossing It st Its narrow points.
Most attractive effects nre carried out.
with fcatberstltchlng done In a pattern.
A conventional flower design carried
out In colors Is shown in the centerpiece Illustrated, The ground Is a.
white linen, the flowers arc In yellow
and green, the petals worked la long*-
and short stitch with shades of yellow-
floss, and the centers in light green.
An outline of dark green forms a setting for the flowers and follows the
inner lino of embroidered edge, whlcli
Is In white.' This design stamped on
ecru linen will allow strong coloring.
Warm, rich shades of red combined
with dull greeu or blue are very attractive. A good cord may be used for
tbe outlining, adding much to tbo
beauty of the work.
Preparing For Spring.
"George, I'm afraid our boy bas gone
to waiting spring verses,"
"Wbat ninkej you iliink no?"
"He asked tne today If I knew any
poetical name for skunk' cabbage."—
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
"Nature plai,s well for mankind's
"I should say so. Wbat could be
more'convenient than ears to book
siiectacles overV'-Washliigton Herald.
Reaesn Enough.
"Why do you call the Jlgsons sn
apologetic* couple?"
"Bwan** they're slwajrs taking
things liai'k-hi' Ihe things tbat hi
snys and she the things tbat she buys."
A Will snd s Wsy.
To keep music so that it can be easily found and Is free from dust is no
easy task without.a cabinet that Is.
well supplied wltb shelves und a door.
One Impecunious youug musk- sttideut.
hns solved the problem rather happily.
She found In her cellar a box a yard
high, fourteen luetics wide and ten
Inches deep, or just un Inch or so
wider aud deeper than tbe average'
sheet of music.
The box was scrubbed Inside and
out, and a number of shelves were'
made from thin pieces of wbitewood
that rested ou small screws stuck In
the inside of tbe box nt irregular intervals.
Some old broomsticks were cut up.
Into four legs, each one ten Inches-
high. These were fastened to the bottom of the box by stout nails. The lid
was turned Into u door by means of
two brass binges bought for a few-
When the. cabinet was finished It
was given three coats of white paint
nnd a fourth of white cnnsael.: In the-
center of tbe door nn Inexpensive copy
of the "Child Handel," Margaret Dick-
see's well known painting, was used
as a panel. It wns held In place by a
narrow framing of white silk soutache, fastened wltb large brass landed tucks.
Inside on the front of each shelf was
lettered tho kind of music to be kept
upon It.
' -.    Just a Stitch.
The question of laundry Is one of Ilia-
worst difficulties to overcome when on.
n vacation. The laundry Is sent nway
nnd'Is more than likely to come back:
with several pieces missing.
Tape embroidered wltb one and two>
Initials can be purchased In the limps
for a very small price, and If thess-
Initials tire sewed on every piece of
underwear It will be almost Impossible
for them to go astray.
These Initials ran also be mnde to-
order In monograms of three Initial*
or the whole name embroidered an the*
tnpe In tiny letters for better Identlfl- .
ration. The cost Is so small that every
I one should adopt this plan. THE REPORTER, MICHEL,  BRITISH COLUMBIA.
"Why I Recommend
Dr. Williams' Pinh Pills."
The Particulars of a Remarkable Cure Told by a Presby-
terian Clergyman—The Sufferer Brought Back from
Death's Door.
St; Andrew's Manse,
Cardigan, P.E.I., Jan. 1908.
Though I have never been sick myself, and have not had occasion to use
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills, I.-thought
.you ought to know of the remarkable
cure they have wrought in Mr. Old-
ing's case.
During a visit to my home in Meri-
gomish, N.S., some years ago, I was
grieved to find our next door neighbor
and friend, Michael Olding, very low.
"He is not expected to live," my
mother informed me, "and you must
go over and see him as he is liable to
paijii away at any moment." "Not expected to live," that was the opinion
not only of the doctor who attended
liim, but of his wife and family as
well.. Upon visiting him myself I
round abundant evidence to confirm
their opinion.
Mr Olding had for years been afflicted with Asthma and bronchitis,
but now a complication of diseases
was ravishing his system. He had
been confined to his bed for months
and was reduced to a skeleton.
Though evidently glad to see me, he
conversed with the greatest difficulty,
and seeming to realise that it was the
• beginning of the end. He was daily
growing weaker; his feet were
swollen to twice their natural size,
and the cold hand of death was upon
"his brow. "It's no use," he said
feebly, "the doctor's medicifle is not
helping me and I am going down
rapidly." I prayed with him as for a
man soon to puss into eternity, and
when I took his hand in parting it was
the last time I expected to see him in
the flesh.
Three years later while on another
visit to my mother's Michael Olding
was seemingly in better health than I
had ever seen him, for, as I said, he
had always been ailing. In sheer desperation he had asked his wife ' get
him Dr, Williams' Pink Pills.' They
soon begun to help him! HiB appetite
and Strength began to improve, and to
the astonishment of his family and
friends he rapidly regained his health.
Now though the burden of well nigh
four score years is upon him, he is
able to do a fair day's work, and is in
the enjoyment of good health, even
the asthma has ceased to trouble him
as in former years.
Mr. Olding himself, as well as his
neighbors and the writer of this letter,
confidently believe that his rescue
from the very jaws of death—seemingly so miraculous—is due vunder the
blessing of God to the timely and continuous use of Dr. Williams' Pink
Mr. Olding himself writes i—"I am
glad Rev. Mr. Smith has written you
about my wonderful cure, for I confi'
dently believe that if it had not been
for Dr. Williams' Pink Pills I.would
have been dead long ago. It would be
impossible to exaggerate the desperate
condition I wis in when I began to
use the Pills. No one thought I could
get better. I scarcely dared hope myself that Dr. Williams' Pink Pills
would bring me through, but they'did
and I have ever since enjoyed, good
health. Though I am seventy-nine
yearsold people are always remarking
on low young I look—and I feel
young. I can do a fair day's work,
and I am bettirin every way than I
had been for years. 1 cannot say too
much in praise of Dr. Williams' Pink
Pills and I take every opportunity I
can to recommend them to friends
who are ailing.'
Dry Farming Congress
A dry farming congress will meet at
Billings, Montana, October 26 to 28
of this year. The international cx-
/ position of dry farm products will be
held during the week at Billings.
Thirteen western states and territories,
two Canadian provinces, Mexico and
Russia ere expected to send exhibits.
In the west 200,000,000 acres of arable
land awaits development by dry forming methods. Texas has 25,00,0000;
Montana, Colorado and Wyoming,
80,000,000; New Mexico, Oklahoma,
Utah, Idaho and Arizona, over 60,-
000,000. Experts estimate that in ten
years every drop of water available
for irrigation will be utilized. For
every aore Irrigated there will be fifty
acres of dry farm land when irrigation possibilities arc exhausted. Ex.
perience shows that nod-irrigable
land yields crops averaging 60 per
cent, the quantity reaped under irrigation. To.this land the futute home-
seeker must come.
How's This?
We offer One Hundred Dollars Bewird tor any
esse ot Catarrb tbat cannot be cured by Hslt'o
Cetarru Cute.
r. J. CHENEY * CO.. Toledo. 0.
We. the underaltned. have known F. J. Cheney
tor the teat 15 yeare. and believe him perfectly honorable tn ell business transactions and nnanclally
able to carry out any obligations made by his arm.
WsLbiso, Kinnas a Marvin.
Wholesale Dnimtetit,, Toledo. O.
Hall's Catarrh Cure Is taken Internally, actlm
directly upon the blood and mucous Surfaces et the
fvatem. Testimonials sent free. Price 7S ceate per
bottle.  Sold by ell Druuvlsts.
Take Hall's Family fills tor eonstlDatloa.
A Practical Poem
Some advertise  when things     grow
And get a lot of business back.
But biz with some is always prime;
They're advertising all the time.
I cured a horse of the Mange with
I cured a horse, bndly torn by a
pitch  fork,   with MINARD'S LINIMENT.
St. Peter's, C.B.       EDW. LINLIEE.
I cured a In rse of a bad swelling
Bathurst, N.B.
An alloy of nine parts of lead, two
of antimony, and one of bismuth expands in cooling, therefore makes a
good combination for plugging holes
in metal, as the plug fits tightly when
Alcohol and Parenthood
A remarkably interesting utterance
on "Alcohol and Eugenia" was de:
livered by Dr. C. W. Saleeby, London,
before, the society for the study of
inebriety. The effects of alcoholic
poisoning and lead poisoning, Dr.
Saleeby pointed out, are Very similar.
The evidence that both caused degeneracy in offspring was, he said, indubitable. The mother, the developing child and the race suffered. It
had been shown, he said, that an
enormously large proportion of the
children born of parents employed in
lead works, or in allied trades, died
during the first year of existence,
and a similar proportion of those who
survived were either morally or
physically degenerate. ' It was the
same regarding alcohol. Taken in its
entirety, he said, the case against
alcoholic parenthood was overwhelming. No phenomenon so horrible was
to he found in the wide realm of
nature outside the circumscribed
sphere of man..
In remedying the evil, he said, it
was not necessary to go back to
nature's method and destroy. It was
not proposed to work through a selective death-rate as nature did, but
through a selective birth-rate. They
distinguished between the right to live
and the, right to parenthood. Tbe application of this principle to the persons affected involved the greatest
happiness for them, and the greatest
monetary economy for society, while,
at the same time, protecting the
future. The interests of the race, and
the individual, he said, were one. The
practical policy that it was desirable
should be advocated was interference
with the parenthood of the alcoholic
devotee. All future legislation, lie de.
clared, and all future public opinion
in this matter would, more and more
take the line of insistence on the im.
inense importance of parenthood and
of restricting the parenthood of persons addicted to alcoholism.—Vim-
couver'World. a '
Winks—In every generation the age
for marriage gets later. Our grandmothers married at sixteen, but our
daughters do not marry until twenty-
five or thirtv.
Jinks-Well, that's oil right. In
the course of time, people will put off
marriage until too old to marry at
all, and then the millennial will
A Pill for All Seasons.—Winter hnd
summer, in any latitude, whether in
torrid zone or Arctic temperature, Par-
melee's Vegetable Pills can be depended upon to do the,, work. The
dyspeptic will find them a friend' always and should carry them with him
everywhere. They are made to withstand any climate,and are warranted
to keep their freshness and strength.
They do not grow Btale, a quajity not
possessed in many pills now on the
Wrote Prison Story in Blood
Lady CoitBtance Lytton is one of the
many women who have suffered imprisonment in Holloway jail for en-
deavoring to proclaim ,n the House of
Commons her views on the suffrage
for women.
She has been released, and tells the
story that as pencils were refused her,
and she was anxious to make some
notes for a speech for which she was
to deliver the night she was to leave
prison, she remembered that she herself was a bottle of red ink, and so
with her blood she made the notes
that she required. It is difficult now
for anyone to say that women are not
in earnest about the cause.
The Buwy Fly
How doth the little buzzy fly
Improve each shining minute—
The early fly the window finds
Before the screens are in it.
Mlnard's   Liniment,   Lumberman's
Druggery (
Money may be a drug on the market, but some of us have to wsit a
long time   to get   our prescriptions
filled.—Ohio State Journal.
The change of dietary that comes
with spring ai.d summer has the effect
in weak Stomachs of setting up inflammation, resulting in dysentery and
cholera morbus. The abnormal condi.
tion will continue if not attended to
and will cause an exhaustive drain on
the system. The best available medicine is Dr. J. D. Kellogg'8 Dysentery
Cordial. It clears the Btomach nnd
bowels of irritants, counteracts tbe inflammation and restores tlio organs to
healthy action.
A few trays of charcoal set on the
floor or shelves of a damp cellar will
make the air pure and sweet, and
take away the musty smell.
Cheapness of Land Has Governed the
,   Price of Grain Throughout
the World
Thirty years ago the world's whiat
production was about 2,000,000,000
bushels a year. It now averages 3,200,-
000,000 byshels. As this increase is
out of proportion.to the increase in the
world's population, it is evident that
wheat as a food substance is displacing other commodities, previously
used. Increase in production in this
country has been a little more rapid
than the average of world increase.
The American,crop of thirty years ago
averaged about 300,000,000 bushels,
and it is now about 600,000,000.
The variation of conditions from
year to year makes impossible any.
exact statement, but the figures of the;
last five years show a large decline in
the percentage of American wheat exported. From 1880 to 1889 about 30
per cent, of the total crop was exported, and from 1800 to 1809 about 33
per cent. The average of the last live
years has been about one-half of that
of the preceding 26 years. While the
maximum of possible acreage has not
yet been reached, there is little or no
probability that the acreage, if it Is at
all extended, will increase as rapidly
as it did in earlier years when new
railways were opening new areas .to
settlement arid cultivation. In fact,
the largest acreage in the record was
that of 1901, when 49,895,514 acres
were planted. The year 1903 followed,
with 49,464,967 acres. The figures for
1907 drop.to 45,211,000. It is conceivable, though little probable, that
another ten years may see 60,000,000
acres in wheat. The greater probability is that the increase in acreage
will not keep-pace with the increase in
domestic demand, and that the predictions of some observers regrading the
diminution of wheat exports will be
The conclusion is inevitable that
with the passing ot cheap land there,
must also be a passing of cheap wheat,
unless there shall be devised and
adopted some profitable system of intensive cultivation, with decided increase in yield to the acre. The alternative will be importation, duty> free,
from countries that still have cheap
The Oil of the People.—Many oils
have come and gone, but Dr. Thomas'
Eclectric Oil continues to maintain
its position and increase its sphere
of usefulness each -year. Its sterling qualities have brought it to
the front and kept it there, and it can
truly be called the oil of the people.
Thousands have benefited by ii, and
would use no other preparation.
-   Fly Matter
General attention is now being directed against the hou.-e fly The fly
is not now consider- J an ordinary
and inevitable nuisau e as it once
was, but is known to be a menace.
Tiie fly breeds in filtn and revels in
it, ,-ind. with his feet stuck full {
refuse tracks it in the food that people
eat. In this way it spreads lisewe
germs. It is not a great task to guard
against the invasion of the house, and
especially of the kitchen, by ities.
Scrupulous housekeepers did* it long
before the dangerous nature o the
fly was suspected. Tne means that
will protect a man's li oise from the
mosquito will keep o.it the fly, Use
screens. There are nviny devices for
destroying flies should they gain entrance to thi house.
Emily—Why are you waving your
Angelina—Since papa has forbidden
Tom the house we have arranged a
code of signals.
Emily—What is it?
Angelina—When he waves his handkerchief five times, that means "Do
you love me?" And when I wave
frantically in reply, it means "Yes,
Emily—And how do you ask other
Angelina—We don't. That's the
whole code.
For Women Who
are Discouraged
Because of lingering weakness and
nervous derangements there is new
hope and cure.
The letter quotnd voices the experience
of thousands of women who have
found health and joy in the use of
Dr. Chase's Nerve Food.
The Christian Scientists are undoubtedly right. To some extent. The
mind does influence the body both in
health and disease, and if you give up
hope, leave off treatment and fall Into
discouragement and despondency there
Ib little reason to expect that good
health will force itself upon you.
You must do your part if you nre
going to get strong and well. You
must make up your mind and then
select rational treatment.
If your system is weak and run
down, your blood thin and watery
and your nervous system exhausted
choose a treatment such as Dr.
Chase's Nerve Food, which has never
been equalled as a means of building
up health, strength and vigor.
That Dr. Chase's Nerve Food is particularly successful in the'cure of ailments nnd derangements from which
women suffer most is attested by such
letters as the following from Mrs. I).
D. Burger, Heather Brae, Altn., which
refers to her niece.   She writes:—
"Mrs. Armstrong had great weakness, heart trouble nnd indigestion. In
fact she was run down in every wny
and had lost all hope of ever getting
well again. She hnd been in poor
health for over four years after the
birth of her first child. The persistent
use of Dr. Chase's Nerve Food has
proven of marvellous benefit lo her.
She feels real well now, is looking fine
and fleshing up so that one would
hardly believe her the same person."
Dr.' Chase's Nerve Food, 50 centf a
box, 6 boxes for $2.50, at all dealers or
Edmanson, Bates A Co., Toronto.
Cured His Aches and Pains and Gave
Him Restful Slumber—Known as
the Old Folks' Friend.
East Mapleton, Cumberland Co., N.
S. (Special).—Chough well past the
allotted span of life, Mr. Hiram Brown
of this place, is still one of the grand
est sights in life, a bale and hearty
old gentleman And like many another Canadian veteran he gives
Dodd's Kidney Pills the credit for
his abundant health.
"I am seventy-two yeors of age,"
Mr. Brown said in an interview, "and
I want to sav that Dodd's Kidney
Pills cured me of Graver and Kidney
Trouble. I was troubled with Back-
ache, Headache and Dizziness,
Cramps in the Muscles and Stiffness
of the Joints. My sleep was broken
and at times my limbs would swell.
"But since taking Dodd's Kidney
Pills, all these troubles have gone. 1
consider Dodd's Kidney Pills a wonderful medicine." ,
The aged mai or woman who has
healthy Kidneys can afford to laugh
at the ills of life. For healthy Kidneys keep the blood pure and ensure
good restful sleep. Dodd's Kidney
Pills always mnke healthy Kidneys.
That is why they are known as the
Old Folks' Best. Friend.
An Ocean Mystery.
What may be described as an ocean
mystery constitutes one of tho most
interesting features of Lord Brassey's
wonderful museum, which he has
formed in his London mansion in
Park lane. It is a small toy schooner, such as one Bees children playing
with on the ponds and lakes of the
public parks af all great oities. It
was picked up by Lord Brasscy while
cruising on his steam yacht Sunbeam in the Southern Indian Ocean,
many hundreds of miles out of the
beaten track of passenger steamers
while there was no other ship insight.
The tiny craft, when first sighted by
the lookout on board the Sunbeam,
waa lying becalmed. How it got there,
and, above all, how it reached those
latitudes unharmed, has always remained a profound mystery. For
there was nothing to indicate its
ownership, save that the cut of the
jib and the rig showed that it came
from some English toy maker. It occupies a prominent place among the
Indian gods, the Chinese vases, the
Japanese bronzes, the South Sea
Island idols and the hundreds of
other curiosities that fill the museum,
and from it is suspended a card describing when and how it was so
strangely found. Lord Brassey took
the trouble to advertise in the newspapers in various parts of the
world, in the hope of discovering, if,
perhaps, it had been dropped overboard from Borne p .eager steamer
on its way to Austin ha or Singapore,
and had then drifted in its wonderful way more than a thousand miles
south, but was never able to obtain
tha slightest clue to its history.
Lady de Bathe's Bear.
Lady de Bathe, better known as
Lillie Langtry, a few days since presented her trainer, a son of Sam
Darling, the well-known trainer, and
whom she calls her "little Darling,"
he being the youngest and smallest of
his profession at or near Newmarket,
with a new motor-car. The visitor to
Regal Lodge, Kentford, Mrs. Lang-
try's pretty racing box, is startled by
seeing a huge and apparently living
bear waiting near the door to "welcome" him. On closed inspection it
iB seen to be stuffed. The animal was
shot by Mr. Clement le Breton, K.C,
Lady de Bathe's brother, and It is one
of her jokes to thus startle her visitors. Lady de Bathe has just written
a novel. It is to be published exclusively in The Grand Magazine and
will be the literary sensation of the
season. The first chapters appear in
the April number.
Action III Light Horses.
, Action Is extremely Important In
light horses. It should be straight and
true. At the trot It should be wbat Is
known as tho straight line trot—no
wabbling from one side to the other or
swinging the feet. The action from
behind should be straight, the feet
picked up smartly, the hocks well
Hexed and tbe feet of both fore and
hind legs at each step placed Immediately in front of the former position.
Hudson Bay Railway.
The grenter portion of tho surreys
,of the Hudson Hay Railway huvn
been completed. On Feb. 1 365 out
of tho total of 465 mrlcs bud been finished. Mr. John Armstrong, who has
charge of the work, says that of tha
'four parties in the field two have
finished. Party No. I, working out
from The Pas, are through, and have
been instructed to come in. Their section was 127 miles in length, and was
completed on Feb. 20. Party No. 3
finished on Jan. 20, but since that
time have been engaged on some additional work on an optional route.
Parties 2 and 4 mny remain in tho
field all next summer gathering data
'which_ will b» of value to the Department.* Mr. Armstrong states that the
result of the surveys has been more
thnn^satisfactory. Optional routes
have'been suggested, and these details are all contained In the report
which will be laid on tha table at
A Historic Sohoolhouse.
On the Isle of Wight stands the old
Jacobean grammar school where
Charles I. held bis court during the
abortive negotiations with the parliamentary commissioners who sat at the
old town hall. Tbe schoolhouse stsnds
on the road to Carlshrooks castle,
wkere the king waa a prisoner. Tbe
royal apartments were In the gabled
front facing the street leudlug to
Cowes, and the schoolroom wos used '
as the king's presence chamber.
Gates of St. John, where the mist ia
And the wandering ships pass to and
Where the air is damp with the smell
o' the sea;
Gates of St. John, I love you sol
Gates of St. John, where the whits
gulls flit
High o'er the tiles of- the rock-bound
Where  the  crested  waves  come  ia
from the.sea:
Gates of St. John, I hear you moan.
Gates of St. John, where the sky is
Heavy the air with the autumn dew;
Where the wee bright sails go out to
the dawn:
Gates of St. John, I long for you.
Gates of St. John, where the thunders
And   the   hurrying, towering, green
seas flow,
Where the night is black and the
gale is full:
Gates of St. John, I love you sol
—C.  L.  Armstrong, in The Canadian Magazine for April.
Cars effected In both casts.
Former St, John, N.B., Msn Wss a
Nsphew ol the Famous Poet.
Reference to the centenary of Edward Fitzgerald, author of the English version of the Persian poet, Omar
Khayham, recalls the fact thai a talented nephew of Tennyson's old
friend lived nearly twenty years in
Canada, and is buried at St, John.
This was the Bev. John DeSoyres,
graduate, fellow and occasional lecturer of St. John's , College, Cambridge. Just returned from a short
residence in St. Petersburg, as chaplain of the embassy there, he happened to Bee in a newspaper at his
club an advertisement for a rector
from St. John's Church, St. John,
"I've always wanted to see the colonies," he exclaimed, "and here's my
chance."   .
This is the only explanation that
people who knew him in Canada ever
had of the cutting short of a brilliant career in the church at home.
Mr. DeSoyres was not so shy as-his
distinguished uncle, but quite as eccentric, and that is probably the reason that when a successor to Canon
DuMoulin at St. James's was wanted,
he was unsuccessful; for his sermons
were brilliant.
He was.a great historian, nn accomplished linguist, a connoisseur in art,
end an athlete and sportsman, and
had few peers as an after-dinner
sneaker. He used to say that "Old
Fritz" had no great honor in his own
family. "He waB much about our
houBe when I was a child, and our
name for him was 'snuffy Uncle Edward.' "
Paper Railways.
Some interesting figures bearine up-
on railway incorporation and railway
construction in Canada are contained
in a report tabled in the Commons
the other day.
The return shows that between 1888
and 1908 inclusive, Parliament chartered 203 railway companies, exclusive of subsidiary charters granted to
the three big railway concerns, the
C.P.R.. the G.T.R., and the C.N.R.
The charters of these 203 companies
empowered them to build in all 63,-
809 miles of road, but only 25 companies actually constructed any portion of the lines authorized by their
charters, with the reBitlt that only
1,072 miles of the 63,809 have been
It appears frn»i the return that 86
of the 203 charters granted have
lapsed, that in 88 cases extension of
time for construction hns been authorized, while in the cases of 42 companies two extensions have been
granted and 18 charters have been extended for the third time.
Another return shows that 117 charters have been cranted since 1900, nf
which 26 have lapsed. Of the 25.000
miles authorized bv those charters,
3931-2 miles have been constructed.
Construction of New Cars.
It is understood that plans are being effected for the construction of
lnrae and muilernly-eauipped car
building shops, which will form the
nucleus of a plnnt thnt will' ultimately
turn out finished locomotives built
f-om British Columhls iron and steel.
The shops will be built on the line at
Westminster Junction, about twenty
miles from Vancouver. Operations
will probnblv be started at once, so
that finished cars may be ready for
the western movement of grain next
autumn. For the summer service
fifty new sleeping cars are being constructed, and it is expected that even
with these there will be none too
many to take care of the traffic offering.  ^^
To Import Deer.
W. Dod, representing the London
Zoological Gardens, has left Vancouver on nn expedition to capture white
boar cubs in the north. Several small
herds of English red deer will shortly
be imported for breeding purposes,
according to the B. C. provincial game
"Fifty years ago," says Warden
Williams, "a herd ot one stag and
six binds were imported into New
Zealand from the old country. The
herd now number nearly 30,000.
There is no reason why similar results should not be attained here.
Our roast district is admirably suited
for red deer."
Doukhobors In Cansda.
Over a thousand of the Doukhobors
are emigrating from Broadview, Saskatchewan, lo Southern British Columbia, where their leader, Peter
Verlgen, has purchased 4,000 acres,
III the neighborhood ol Nelson. These
are migrating not in the old patriarchal way, hut under tho aegis of the
Canadian Pnciflc, which is running
three special trains to the new Land
of Promise. The Doukhobors, in spite
of occasion aberrations, make excellent settlers, os they are hardworking, and have great success as Israels
Mr. F. Rasmussen, of 211 Marquette
Street, Montreal, who is a Justice of
the Peace, and a man not inclined to
give praise except where it is well doe,
says:—"For many years I was troubled
with a serious eruption of the skin.
This was not only unsightly, but very
painful. I first tried various household remedies, but as these proved
altogether useless, I took medical ad-
vice. Not one, but several doctors in
turn were consulted, but I was unable
to get any permanent relief. Some
time back I determined to give Zam-
Ruk a trial, and after a thoroughly
fair test, I can say I am delighted
with it. I have the best reasons for
this conclusion; because, while everything I tried failed absolutely to relieve my pain and rid me of my
trouble, three boxes of Zam-Buk bave
worked a complete cure. In my opinion this balm should be even more
widely known than it is."
Mr. C. E. Sunford, J.P., of Weston,
King's Co., N. 8., soys:—"I had a
patch of eczema on my ankle, which
bad been there for over twenty years.
Sometimes, also, the disease would
break out oh my shoulders. I had
taken solution of arsenic, had applied
various ointments, and tried all sorts
of things to obtain a cure, but in vain.
Zam-Buk, on the contrary, proved
highly satisfactory, and cured the ailment.
"I have also used Zam-Buk for itch.
ing piles, and it has cured them com*
pletely. I take comfort in helping my
brother-men, and if the publication of
my opinion of the healing .value of
Zam-Buk will lead other sufferers to
try it, I should be glad. For the relief
of Buffering caused by piles or skin
diseases, it is without equal."
For eczema, eruptions, ulcers, pites,
blood-poisoning, varicose ulcers, children's sore heads, ringworm, salt
rheum, cuts, scratches, burns, bruises,
and all skin injuries, Zam-Buk is a
perfect cure, All Druggists and Stores
sell at 50c. a box, or post-free from
Zam-Buk Co., Toronto, for price. Three
boxes for $1.25.
Uncle Eira Says
"Sometimes a man will Iiiff at a cat
fur chasin' its tail, which is there,
then go out and chase a rainbow himself which isn't there."—Boston Herald.
Mlnard's Liniment used by Physicians.
"Can you cook and bake?" he asked
her, '
"For a wife should be of use_.'
She was ready with an answer,
And   she   straightway   cooked   his
They Soothe Excited Nerves.—Nervous affections are usually attributable
to defective digestion, as the stomach
dominates the nerve centres. A course
of Parmelee's Vegctnble Pills will still ■
all disturbances of this character, and
by restoring the stomach to normal
action relieve the nerves from irritation. There is no sedative like them
and in the correction of irregularities
of the digestive processes, no preparation hns done so effective work, as can
be testified to by thousands.
The German government has offered
a substantial prize for an effective
method of combating the injurious
effects of factory gases upon vegetation.
Ask for Mlnard's and take no other.
Kerosene for Windows
A little kerosene added to warm
water when washing windows, especially outside, will remove the sticky
condition often found better than alcohol, ammonia or whiting.
During 1908 more than three-fifths
of the material removed since the
United Slates took hold of the work
was taken out ' the route of the
Panama canal,
"Wbat gits me nil uncertnined in
my mind 'bout ileshere political align.
ments," said Uncle Eben, "is dnt
brio' a bail man don't necessarily
keep a pusson Cum being a mighty
good talker."—Washington Star.
Spunking does not cure children of
bed-wetting. There, ia a constitutional
cause Ior this trouble. Mrs. M. Summers, Box W. I., Windsor, Ont., will
semi free to any motber ber successful
home treatment, with full instructions. Heiul no money but write her
to-day if yonr children trouble you
in this way. Don't blame the child,
the chances nre it can't help it. This
treatment nlso cures adults and nged
people troubled witb urine difficulties
by day or night.
Marrying Well
"Did your daughter marry well?"
"I should sny she did. She lias so
much money ami is putting on such
style Hint her lather and I are uncomfortable all the time we're visiting
N'curnliiie headache can often be'
cured by applying constant applications ol pure roscwater. Add a few
hops of cuniplior if you have it
Countless have been the cures
workel by Hollowoy's Corn Cure. It
has a power nf its own not found in
other preparations.
Steam dredging for gold in the lied
of the .Snlween river, in Buriiiah. from
which much was expected, has proved
a failure.
One touch of the sandbag man is
enough to make one sore.
Issued every Saturday, frcmi office of
Publication, Northern Ave, New Mtolipl.
One Cent a Wordt
>       ._    ..J -JLLJ	
In and Around Town
Pi Burns & Co's. eold stc-rage
plant is noiy in working order.
W. H, QnclorkirkitntlJ. Mcfion-
nldof Hosmer have taken up their
residence hero. .   ■ .*■
Board of Trade meeting on Tuesday night next. Every member
1 urn out and help boost.
Messrs. Westgatp Bro's, Allen,
nnd Montgomery are leaving for the
ruast on Thursday on a trip, -f     '
A. J. McCool is in Calgary this
week, purchasing supplies for the
Great Northern hotel addition;   ''".'
John Conhprs foreman of tho
government gang is ' doing good
work here and the people Jjave. no
kick coming.      :'   •    '"    •l'
The Crow's Nest Pass Hardware
company has been licensed 'as ah
extra provincial company with
head offica here.      '' '•■
Miss Bowland of pranbrpok ia
assisting Mrs. Gamage'atthe Michel
post-office, Miss 6, Andrews having
returned to Fprnie.
If people paid the printqf as
promptly as the Coal company' pay
their employees', we ■ could have a
regular pay-day too.
The safe for the Imperial bank
has been placed in position in New
Michel and it is expected the bank
will open for business on June 1.
The wrestling match in Martin's
hall on Monday night is creating
much discussion. The Cyclone Kid
seems confident of coming : out 'on
tpp.     k
A meeting of the baseball team
will take place at the, Great Northern at 3.o'clock Sunday afternoon.
All interested in the game should
The football club hold their sports
here on the 34th of May and are
putting out a good program. A
dance at night in Michel hall will
wind up the day's fun.'
Subscriptions to defray expenses
in connection with the clearing up
pf the recreation grounds should be
paid to the secretary treasurer of
the Athletic association, H. Somerton.
A night light in a blind man's room is
hardly necessary when Day-lights round.
J. C. Day has taken the position of
book-keeper at the Great Northern hotel.
Blind Kory McDonald came in from
Fernie yesterday arid is registered at' the
Ureat Northern.
The football club had a special over the
preat Northern to Fernie to-day," where
they play the club ut that place. '
He aimed afl right but it wasn't hail
Hint struck, it was siinpjy rice aqrj'verily
he had his re-ward.
Owing to thp high *.yi((iis, the people
who are burning up brush neaps, should
put a guard on at night or ulse put out
the lire.
F. E. Anderson, the popular real-estate agent from Vancouver, is back with
us oiii-o again und the glad hand is out us
of yore.'
J. F. Armstrong ol Cranbrook was
here this week, having a look over, the
rotul at tlio rouk cut'. It has linen decided to build a fouuo along thu edge of the
Two children approached their mother
asking her if they might play store. She
consented, with the injunction; 'Bo very
quiet.'.' The children remarked, "all
right, we'll pretend wo don't advertise,
(!; 0. Ileiiuiurt'zof Feruie is here for
tiie purpose of testing a working Model of
the inuch-talke'l-of-propeller. He bus
come here, us Iheru iH no electric power
in Fernie, soil will probably remain a
couple of weeks.
Michel Liquor Co,, Ltd;, capital $60-
000, bus been incorporator! to take over
the wholesale busiueas of Thouuie Crahan
In the town of Michel, and to engage in
store, hotel, lumbering, mining, power
und oilier businesses.
"Do you stop at New Michel ?" askod
a traveller of u brakemnn on the C. P, It
local passenger train. "New Michel!"
ho replied, "There's no such place on the
map. Next station, Natal." Anil us
the train slowed up, the traveller recognized New Michel and hurriedly grabbing his grips, dropped off. The lirst
thing some of these people know Un.*
railway commissioners' will have them up
on the carpet to show cause why action
Hboiilil not lie sustained against them for
restraint ol trade. Tho attention of die
second vice-president Is called to this ostrich policy of liia menials.
AdvertlBenicpts such as For Sale, To Let, Lcat
Foung Wanted etg„ inserted at the unlibfjn
rate of One! Cent a Word Each Insertion U
*-" Great Northern Hiiiljvuy uaeses through'-, -
lirnfts-TrunniHB IS Mara-Jranimal <lue.i ffr75" or
fll.Vii!illuallyi>iich: Cedar, tiiilinrae.lir. Bbrtieo,
unit ?omc white plno. Price Is |:l(l.000, halt cash,
balance qn jartns, Adilrass the filitor ol this pa-
per for ffirrrun1 particulars.
her on drivable stream. Easily lopf-ecl to Col-
umblaltivsr.' This caii bo bnimlit lor 116.000, %
cash, balaqc . one and two yenrs. These licflnaes
run fqr 18 years more. Cost pf continuing 11-
coiisi-i In fqree, $115 each. The above-arc snaps,
and If'yqu are a lumber or timber limn communicate at once, an the ownerlnust sell. Fpr any
Inrthor deUills, address the Edilor of this paper, '
NEW MICHEL, .10.45 a. in., tn room
ovqr Somprtoii Bro's Store.
MICHEL, Sunday School; 2.30 p.  m.
Evijning service, at 7.il0.    Band of
Hope evory'Mohdaynt 7.30 p.'ra. '
l''  • Kbv. S. Cook, Pastor.
The pastor and pfflcials extend a cordial
invitatjon to you to i attend these services.
Notice of Application for   Renewal
J    for {Liquor License
MOTicE Is hereby given, that I, Alexander J.
1,1 McCool. of New Michel, B.C., intfiud to apply to the Superintendent, of l'rovincml folico
at the expiration of otie month'frorii the datt
hereof, for a renewal of my retail Iliiuor license
forthops/nnUes known as tile Great 'Northern
Hotel, situated at Now Michel, 11;C.
Dated at Hew Michel. B. C„ kii-y 1, im. '■
Application  for Transfer uf Liquor
■ Licen,f .
T JOHN S, L.U'RRNSON. of Ihe town of Mich-
■'-l cl, EC, hereby apply to the Superintendent
of Provincial Polled lor a transfer to (I. B. Sled-
inan of my licence to sell intoxlcallne; lliunirs
lilulor the provisions <>f Ibn Statutes in Unit behalf. In the premises known and described us the
Kitoteiiay Hotel, situated at New Michel, 11. C. lo
ciniiliieiice on Ihe 1st day ol July. 11MJ0.
Michel, 11, p., April IMtll', 11X10.
Notice of Application for  Ranawal
of License)       V!
HJOTIOlSis hereby given, that I, George II.
11 Slcdn'iiiii.of Now Michel,B.C., intend to up-
ply to the Superintendent of Provincial Police,
attlieexplralion of one iiionth from the date
hereof, for a renewal of my retail liquor license
for the premises known ns the Kootenay Hotel.
Situated nt New Michel, B. C. ■ '.
Olid, 11. STEDMAN'.
Dated at Now Michel. 1). 0„ Mllyil, 1IX1D.
MJCHiJL,   5.' C.
Services—1st.  Sunday in  thp  month,
floly Communion, 1} a. in.
Every ' Suhday, fivehsohg, 7.30'''p, m.
Sunday Sehoo), every Sunday, 2.30 p. m.
A. Br|antNidt6wther,M.A.,Vicar.
Union Bakery
G. SOVRANO", Proprietor
QLD TOWN, - ' -   - MICHEL
Fresh Bread delivered Daily
III gtock and inade to order
Flip). PoMAHAC,
new MicnEL
Estimates Furnished Free, on Short Notice.
As Furnished  by  Beale &   Klwell,
Cranbrook, B. C, May 10, 1009
Aurora Consolidated
11. C. Ainalmimated '
II. O. Copper
Canadian (loldlieWs
Canadian Marconi '
Canadian North West Oil
Consolidated Smelters '
Cranbrook Fire Brick
liiiiinond Coal
Diamond Vale Coal
International Coal
McOilllvrny Creek Coal
Nicola Conl Mines Ltd '
North Star
Nugget Gold Minos
Pincher CreekOil Co,, Ltd.
Rambler Cariboo
Royal Collieries
Society Ctrl
Sullivan lord)
Western OH
WcsUrn Oil (pretl
Veteran War Scrip
e 1.30
77 m
.5.-,  .
.65 '
■   .12
,: .1414
Brotherhood of St. Andrew
S. J. Birmingham travelling se-
crctary of the Brotherhood of St.
Andrews is visiting here on Thins,
day Mny 20 and has asked to have
the privilege of addressing the plder
boys and men of the congregation
of St. Paul's church. A service for
boys will be held an that day at
3. 30 p. m. and for men at 8. p. ni.
All who would bo interested to hear
more about the Brotherhood of St.
Andrews are heartily invited. It is
a movement of laymen within the
Anglici'.u church,
Nothing Like Nerve
The football men of Frank mot lust
week and organized for the summer
with .lumen Nicolj president; Jamcu.
Turiiliull secretary treasurer and an executive committee,comported, of Win. Me
Vey, Win. C.olv, |i\ Allot and D. Lam-
ont, in addition to the officers. The
ululi selected as colon;, a roil. and blue
veHicle slri'ic sweater anil white trousers. The uniforms have arrived and are
very neul, Application for admission lo
The Pass leauuo iviis imnle and grunted
and tlio team is now in training. The
lirst game will he witli Michel at Michel
tlio '-".Uli anil the first home game will he
with Coal Creek June 12th. Michel now
heads ihe league with Bellevue second.
The Frank team is confident of finishing
in the Urol division if not achieving the
chainplopBbip,—Prank i'nper.
Work is progressing very favorably at
Ihe recreation grounds,
It Is said Mult,I. S. T.. Alexander of
Ross & Alexander, Fernio, will receive
the appniiitiiioiit of Government agent
upon thtl resignation of J. U. McMtillan'
fAKE NOTICE that we Intend to apply to the
x Superintendent of  Provincial  Police, afler
lliirly days from Ihe oral appearance 6f this notice, for a renewaldf onr wholesale licence to
sell iiilnxicatiiit- linuols nt Michel, B. C. '
Dated this 7th day of May, A, p. HIM.
'      ' I     1      .''   	
NOTICE       --
"TAKE NOTICE that I Intend to apply to the
x superltifcndenti 6f Provincial PjOlfce^ after
thirty days from tho drst appearance-of,this ho«
ticc. for the transfer froip myself u) the Michel
Lltumr Oonifjany Limited, of my,,jvholesalo licence to sellilntoxicotlna liiiiiorsiit Michel, P. C.
Dated this 'th day of May, A. V-i'ty.
.    ' '. .   i     THOMAS CIJAHAN.
Licence    to    an    Bxtra->Provinclal
■   Company     '   ' '•
"COMPANIES   A(JT,   1897,"
CAN.-VDAi '-■
Puovikck 6> liitmsii Cuf.L'MmA,
qiHIS IS TO'CERTIFY that "Tho Crow's Ncsl
x l'ass Kiiniwiini Company, Limited"^ autlior-
Izcd ftii(|.Ui!unac(I to cany on business within thi1
Province of llrilish"£ohiml>ihi, and to carry out
or effect all or any of thp objects of Ehe -Compuny
to which tho h'ffi&lntive authority uf thn Legislature of Hritish Columbia extends.   ,; ■■ 1,
The I10111I oillce uf jhe ft-om-rimiy is situate at
Frank in tlio Province of Alberta. Canada.
Theamohnt'of the capital of the Company te
Twenty Thousand dollars divided Into Two
hundred Quires of One hundred dollars each.
Tiie Iwad ollice of the Company in \h\» Province is situate at Now Michel, and Louis W. Krlbs
Hardware Meveha*ut whoso address is New Mich
el aforpsaid.ls, tho attorney fot tlio Company.
GIVEN uuder my I-Iaml and,;Seal of
' Office at Victoria, Province of
British Columbia, this' third day
of May, One tlibusAhd nnt'o hundred hnd nlnoi*     * ■•
"S, \. WQOTTpN'*
RoRlstrar of .Joint Stoek Companies;
Tim objects'for which this Coiujiany has been
established nnd licenseilaru:—' '■
To buy, sell and carry on business* ns wholesale
and retail aoalors in hardware, including builders' supplies, mining supplies- plumbing, boating
and tinsmith supplies, household iiuil kitchen ti-
tenalls and everything pertaining to a /general
wholesale and retail hardware business To
iimiiumrtnre mid tnstal till kinds of tii.smithing.
plumbing, hot air heating and sleiini fitting supplies. Tq act as agouts for manufacturers in any
of the above lines. To miuiro by purchase or
lease, Idro or exchange or otherwise, such lands,
leasos, buildings, machinery, tools. waVphouses,
rights'of way. railway tracks or sidings as are
necessary or conducive to the carrying on of tlio
above hardware business. To do nny or ail of
the things heroin set forth as objects, phrposea.
powers or otherwise to the same extent and as
fully aa natural persons might or could do as
principals, agents or otherwise. To do all such
other things as are incidental or conducive to
the attainment of the foregoing objects.
Since the appointment of tho night policeman, there arq fpwer exhibitions of
Are You
We have everything in
in all Colors
Crow's Nest Pass
Hardware Co., -™
New Michel
Iloracahoeing a Specialty
Studio Now" Open Ovor The Sturo
Business  Bringers
Rrndlnn Notices Inserted under this HcAdlng
ot the rut, of Ten Cents n Line, each Insertion.   No ads Inserted omoncst Local-..
JMOKI'l Oron * .N'oit Bpcclnl and Kxtrn.   Union
-> Mmlu t.'llutl.
The ones yoit want at a price, that you can afford, are
harti tp get
We have just received a large ghipn^eni of Children's
Bresses, Slips, aprons and Overalls
We want you to see then^ -~ they are made by a firm that
manufacture CHIf,DR^NS GARMENTS explosively
and are just right ty S|yle. Quality and Prjce
Prices, quoted last week still hold good and our assortment
has been fyrther added to by additional arrivals
In addition to oiar heayy reductions qx\ all fifher classes of goods, we further announce
A Big Cut in Furniture
If yon >vant any, if you are thinking of furnishing your home, either throughout or a single
pipce, it will pay you well to come in and see,what you can get here for little money. Remember we give a straight discount of 20 per cent off all Furniture and as it already was
lower priced than could be bought for elsewhere, this makes it, considering the quality,
A   Big   Money   Saver
Before buying, call and see us.
SEIGLE & CO.,New Michel
Rosedale Dairy
Opon ior business on Mny loth,
Fresh Milk, Cream, Biitter ami Eggs
Delivered daily to all parts of boll)
towns. .
60   YEARS'
Trade Marks
Copyrights the.
Anyono sending a Bkotcll nnd iloscrlntlon hist
-Illicitly nsccrtnlii our oplnlnii free wliollior nu
Invention lapnilmblTitiitciiinttlo. Cotntbunlea.
Ilonsnlrlctlycniilliloiitlnl. HANDBOOK on Patents
lontfroo. Oldest agency for securliignutciilB.
I'ntonlB taken through Altluli & Co. receive
•p-rlal-iolfc-, ivlllioateliiirKO, Intlio
Scientific American.
A linmlttjiuoiy lllustrntod trookljr. Lru-gont clr-
culiiiloii of any BalODtlflO Jounui.. 'J'ormm for
f.MiifitlH, f;i.7.ri n yei.r,(*i«iuuu )>roimfd. Hold by
all unwtHlcnlerH. '
I* BU Wublneton.
Ii. E. Hammond, of the
Photo Car, Michel, is
giving away FREE,
witli    Photos,      nearly
worth   of   Fine    Table
to bo distributed on the
24th of MAY
If you are short of cash,
lie will wait on you till
Wo have for sale five acre blocks
of lands specially adapted. for
Fruit Growing, within twenty
minutes walk of the business con
tre.of the city of Cranbrook,
Which can be purchased on easy
tonus. Also farms of all. sizes,
and lands suitable for farming.
Write us for particulars


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