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VOL. 1.
NO. 37
Hotel Michel
T. Crahan,     -    :    -     Proprietor
The Largest, Most Modern
and Best Equipped in the Pass.
Michel, - British Columbia
Our New 8ddtt Fountain is now open0d
Syrups made from true Fruit flavors
Only Choicest crushed Fruits used
Drug and book stoats
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Imperial Bank of Canada
Head Office! TORONTO
Capital Authorized, $lb;006;00D;
Capital Paid up f5,Q00;D00: Rest $6}D00;00d
Savings Bank Departments
Interest allowed oh Deposits at .Current Rate
from Date of Deposib
Drafts, Money Orders and Letters of Credit idsuled, available
In aiiy ■ jiarfc of the. World.   .
your Watch
,   and have it inspected!   .
If it heeds repairing or cleaning we will attend to it.
A. writteri guarantee given with Sach arid every watch f bpftir*
e<dby^'        .,,: ...    ;     , .,"     .   ,   ;,
We have three skilled repair men, repairing watches, clocks,
jewelry of all kinds: engraving, repairing and cleaning
type-wrltersj grarrihphoiifesj phonographs;   musical  ih*
struments, guns arid surveyors'' instruments,
SomeWn Bros. '$j&Li   New Michel
41  IViett itiarket Ltd 41
HigfrclaSs ButeH$iriS    ,
New'Michel,       ,;,'•>;   . -
.All meatfreshkilled--Fi;imeBeef| Fbi'ki.andMuttoii
Dairy Butter.   Mild-cured Hams aiidI Bacon—Fish
'*»' '\ , in Season,   . '
The Store Where They Sen'cl Mat, You"'Order
2.    Deliveries   Daily    2
With the inauguration Sunday of the new time schedule,
affording an improved train
service, the time has arrived
when the boards of trade of
the district should press Vigorously for the establishment of
a second mail service, As We:
understand the situation, the
local which how runs through
to and frbm; 'Medicine Hat,
connects with main line trains
and for that reason another
mail service would bd a great
benefit. We db hot think
therB will be any great difficulty in getting a service on
the locals if it is gonB after
hard enough by the business
organizations along thg line.
—Frank PapSr.
Tiie Real Booster
Much is being said a^ibiit'
'boosting your town' tHrdii^h
the columns of thi' priass,
Some editors mistake 'hot'
air' for 'boosting. The! citizen who leads a decent life,
gives hijg neigribbrs a squat fe
deal, tells the truth and pays
his debts js the only kind bf
'booster' that is of any i'feal
value to a community. Now
then, everybody be li booster!
—Ex.   "    ".      :•"'
Travellers report. Mttw Michfl to bii.tlje
best business town on the line.
Excursion Rates
Singer Sewing Machines
Tha Best In tha World.   Simple, Strong. Silont, Speedy
for sale at.W. B. King's fruit store, New Michel.
Needles, Oil arid Repairs.
F. J, £tyffi#; Ag-?nt,
■ ■/ unii si' n' .
anil Confcctionory
NEW MICHEL.    Tobacco. Ci^ra, Mis. Cider and
' ''- '■/■
Correspdpding rates
from other points.
Tickets on sale daily •
May 29th.to Oct. 14th
i .
Final return limit 15 days.
but;not later Unlit Oct. ol.
. For complete in/onnation applj  to
Agdnta, or write
- ■ t'
J.• E'-PBOCTOIl, D. P. A., C«W,
Just a year ago on Wednesday, the Great Northern Hotel opened for business. At
that time there, Was Jittle of
New Michel atjd for that matter, ' little of the Great Northern Hotel; but to'day, the
building, has about doubled in
accommodation and the town
has a population creeping up
close to 2,000. And all within a year. Few towns in B.
C. Can boast of such progress,
and the substantial business
done by the merchants and
others, is a surprise to the
wholesale houses. Travellers
ar8 all anxious tb sell, arid it
is hard work to Stand Some' bf
them bfrj s6 persistent are
they in theft effort tb bbtain
The Bluff Worked
Rather a funhy iricidierit tsfc-*
curred in th£ Reporter office
this weeki A, mtin we bwed,
presented a bill for $7.20 on
Monday arid as wB Had some
heavy payment's td mbet this
wepk, we Stood hind off. He
called in to-day and tisktjd for
payment. We reached for
our cheque, book, remarking
that we had no loose change
arpu,nd the. office;. wiien'''he
qiji'eted.clpwri<'and said, 'j-Thaij
wl'llbe all right, M-siklej 'I
don't want.the iminey;. print
mb up some letterheads and
envelopes." , Andisayj wq'd
diily $5 to our credit; in the
bank. It pays to keep a bank
account and the bluff worked
like 11 char.ni,. • ,£)eposit .your
money in the Imperial Bank,
Sunday School Convention
Eov. I. W. .Williamson of ,Fernie
was here on Friday,   tb   make  ar
rangements to hold a district .Sun'
day school convention in-Michel ab
out the last of  June.   This Fernie
district'SiiQday schoolf association is
auxiliafj'tp the Eastern &• C. Sun
day school  association, • including
the Sunday schools of all   denomination**,.   A, good program . 'ijfill ^ he
arranged] and somp of tjje m,ost slio
cessfql Suncjay school wbrketa will
be present to help make  *t||0 .9011
ventipn. a success.   A meeting of
all .those! interested in Sunday school
work will bo, hold jn the  Methodist
church On Sunday  afternoon,   for
the pufposij.of deciding if. it would
be advisable to  hold  the   meeting
Calf at the Crop's Nest Hardware
Cdi, and see their extensive display.
f(M don't see; ask for.
Great Northern
Oultlna UnaurMaaad
Bat* Stookttj* with tha Flnaat
.Attendance Unaxsellad
McCbdl A. Moore,   li   Proprietors'
Neto Michel, B. C.
Laurensori k fioUglaS     *      - ■' -
MATES $^.00 A I)AY
fevBifthing Fbt-cldss arid 0'omfortabie
ftothihg but white labbr employed
"£lk Valley Beer''
■-."""*•• :^^0..' ,,'
!    Canadian Malt;
Bohemian Hops
find Ihe how Famous
Crystal Spring Water
Elk Valley Brewing Co., Limited
Li Very; Fe'ed and Transfer
m 1
Bus. service,, five trips.daily b.etweeh the
C. f. R. Station, and the Kootenay Hotel
far.e1,Rbun.d trip\......;......,...;;.......„.;.;:;...;i.
Sittglfe Fare....; ;......    ...
GEO. FISHER, Proprietor
GeiYe.ui,' Hirsute Appendage Clipped and Your •
Whiskers Pushed.in at.the.Cj-rfept.Northern Tbnsor-
ial Parlort--fTYou|re next, .
P. M. MacLanders, Prop
El V: Holding Co.,
Builders, and Contractors
' Ropaii's and* alteyal|i6ns promptly attehdtid to.
Estimates,cheerfully given:   .   .    .    .    ..'->.*',
'••■'.''.•. New Michel
B.apiboo'Fishing Rod-, Your Choice for 10 cents
,,  fright; Prices,  Righf Goods and
Right Treatment.   .
HOUSE, if you want
Good Board,
Thoroughly ovorhfljilecl aiid now
in first-class, coinfoi'table shape.
Youi* patronage solicited;
Harry Ryan
One of the Sights of the "*"?>•&ri
Meijt dil*ect fl'oin car to cold sldi'agp
'   No handling. . No dirty radway platforms,
ftew plant m running order. . It is worth your while to
come iii and see it'.' ' Ev.'rybne welcome.
All Kindd of tuitlber, Mouldings, etc.—Faiicy Windows,  Doors  and
Verandah Posts in Stock and to Order,
Fernie Lumber Co., Ltd.   :-.   New Michel THE   REPORTER,   NEW   MICHEL,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA.
Only those who suffer from Wee
can know the agony, the burning,
throbbing, shooting, stabbing pains
which the ailment causes, ana the
way it wrecks the sufferer's life.
Zuiu-* Buk U blissed by thousands
who used tn sutler from piles, but
whom it has cured. One such grateful
person is Mrs. Elizabeth Taylor, of
Greenwoo-t Avenue, Toronto. Sho
jays:—" For four long years 1 suffered
acutely from bleeding piles, During
that time I spent an immense amount of
money on ' remedies ' and doctor's prescriptions but got no ease1. Zam-Buk
was different to everything else I had
tried, and it cured me I am grateful
for the cure, and as I, have never had
piles once since, I know the cure it
Another thankful woman is Mrs, E.
A. Gardiner, of Catalina, Trinity Bay.
She says:—"U my case Zam-Buk
effected a wondt rful cure.   For twelve
Sears I had been troubled with blind,
leedine, and protru'ling piles. I had
been using various kinds of om'ments,
etc , but never came across anything to
dome good until I tiled Zam-Buk, which
cured me. That this may be the means
of helping some sufferers from piles to
try Zam-Buk, is the wish of one who
has found great relief."
Zam-Buk is a purely herbal balm and
should be in every home. Cures cuts,
burns, bruises, eczema, ulcers, blood-
poisoning, prairie itch, sunburn, blisters,
sore feet, summer sores, and all diseases
and injuries of the skin. etc. All
drugpists and stores at 50c. box, or
from Zam.Kuk Co . Toronto, for price,
The Happy Neighbors
Little Robbie was missed by. his
mother ono day for some time, and
when he reappeared, she asked:
"Where have you been, my pet?"
"Playing postman," replied her pet.
VI gave a letter to all the houses in
our road. Real letters, too." "Where
on earth did you get them?" questioned the mother in amusement,
"They were those old ones in your
Wardrobe drawer, tied up will ribbon,"
was the innocent reply.
Into the trade school at Liege, Rel-
gium, there has been introduced a
course in cigar making, fostered by
government subsidy.
Chicago's telephone exchanges are
the busiest in the countrv, with an
average of twenty-two calls on each
of the 180,000 lines each day.
A three-cornered drill that cuts
square holes nnd can be used as a
lathe, drill press or milling machine,
is a recent invention.
Don't ignore ne tew bouse flies you
see in June. Unless you commence
using Wilson's Ply Pads early your
house will he overrun by them hi
Harder for Him
Master—You want large wages for
a boy who's had no experience.
Boy—Well, ain't it harder for me
when I don't know how?
Keep Mlnard's Lir.iment in the house.
The pain of a mosquito bite is due
to the fluid which tbe insect injects to
make the blood thin enough for it to
A Cure for Fever and Ague.—Disturbance of the stomach and liver always   precede   attacks   of  fever   nnd
ague, showing derangement of the digestive  organs  nnd  deterioration  in
the quality of the blood.   In these ailments Parmelee's Vegetable Pills hnve
been found most effective, abating the i
fever and subduing the ngue in a few j
days.   There nre mnny who nre sub. |
ject to these distressing disturbances, j
nnd to these there is no better prennr-
ation procurable ns a means of relief
Lord Tredegar Tells of the Famous
Charge at Balaclava.
Lord Tredegar, who has recently
come in for some publicity in the
English papers because of his promise of a site for a sanitorium on
Penrhiwdarven Mountain, neur Aber-
corn, is one of the most notable survivors of the Balaclava charge. As a
young officer he rode with the Light
Brigade, and on its return found himself, then a lieutenant in the 17th
Lancers, in command, all his senior
officers having been killed or wounded. Some time ago he was induced to
put on record what he did and saw
on that memorable day. A hundred
times, says M.A.P., he was as near
death as a man can possibly be. "I
appeared," he said in the narrative,
"to be riding straight on to the niuz-
tsle of one of the guns, and I distinctly saw one of the gunners apply his
fuse. I shut mv eyes then, for I
thought that settled the question so
far as I was concerned.
"But the shot just missed me and
struck the man on my left full in
the chest In another minute I was
on tho gun, and the Russian's grey
horse, shot, fell across my horse,
dragging it over with him and pinning me in between the gun and himself. A Russian gunner came on foot
and covered me with his carbine. He
was .just within reach, and I struck
him across his neck. At the same
time a mounted gunner struck my
horse with his sabre on the forehead, Spurring 'Sir Briggs," he half
jumped, half blundered, over the fal-
lep horses, and bolted with me. I
only remember finding myself alone
amongst the Russians, trying to get
out as b°st I could." In spite of all,
both Lord Tredeg»r and his horse
came out alive, Sir Brings to die
manv years afterwards in the calm seclusion of Tredegar Park.
House Henry VIII. Liked.
Stanwell Place, near Stames, the
home of Sir Alexander Gibbons, is,
curiously enough, the ancestral home
of Lord Plymouth's family, and the
way they came to lose it is a strange
story. Henry VIII. took a fancy to
Stanwell and made up his mind to
have it. He had a pretty way of doing things, had Henry, and one fine
day he sent word to Lord Windsor
that ho was coming to dine' with him.
Every preparation wns made to entertain His Majesty royally and well,
but after the banquet the King informed his host that he liked Stanwell so much that ,he had decided to
possess himself of it and gave him
the grant of llordersley Abbey in
Worcestershire instead. Lord Windsor begged hard to be allowed to keep
Stanwell, which had been in his family for several centuries, but it was
iu vain.—London Gentlewoman.
The Troubles of an Actor.
Mr. Lawrence Grossmith, the musical comedy "dude" who is playing
with so much success as Geoffrey
Smith in "An Englishman's Home,"
in London, has received many curious communication from all parts
of the globe since the production of
the play at Wyndham's Theatre. One
morning on official letter from an
army captain in 'Switzerland reached
hint. The sender stated that he had
witnessed the play, and was generally shocked to learn that one of the
characters playing an insignificant
part was "cloaked" with his name,
and even purported to represent his
regiment, wearing Ihe same style of
uniform, and in every detnil mocking the aggrieved writer. The character referred to was Capt. Finch, of
the 6th Vol. Batl. Blinkshire Regiment, and Mr. Grossmith was requested to furnish a full explanation
of the incident without delay.
According to the 1909 Edition of the
Cauadian Newspaper Directory, just
out, Canada and Newfoundland can
boast of 136 daily papers, 1015 weekly
or semi-weekly, 262 monthly or semimonthly, and 14 published less frequently.
These figures can be relied on, as
the Canadian Newspaper Directory is
published by the oldest and largest.
Advertising Agency in the Dominion,
A. McKim. Limited, of Montreal and
Toronto. This is the Sixth Edition of
their Directory, which fills a very real
need in Canada, and deserves a place
on the desk of every husiness man.
whether he is an advertiser or not.
In addition to listing and describing
Canadian periodicals, the Directory
supplies a comprehensive gazetted*
living the population, the chief Indus-
tries, the railway, telegraph, banking
facilities, and other interesting features nf every newspaper city, town
and village in Canada.
The book contains over 430 panes
It is splendidly bound nnd is certainly
n credit alike to the publishers and. to
Canadian newsnaners generally.
A. McKim. Limited, are particularly
well aualileil to edit and nublish this,
the standard hook of reference nn
Canadhn -luMications. They nre the
"inneers in the Advertising Aeencv
field in the Dominion, the McKim
Agency having been founded-in Mon.
treal in January, 1880. twenty vears
acn, by. Mr. Anson McKim, who is
still nt the hend of the husiness.
During all this time they have h»en
the acknowledged leaders, in this line
n Cnnndn, nnd the Aeencv business
has been developed from n. very smell
heeinning—then performing only th>
functions of the middle man—to i
verv Inrtre nrodnHnR enterprise which
ru"s into the millions.
Years ago McKims recognized thnt
one of the requisites for successful ad-
vertisinc is a thorough knowledge oi
ndvertisine mediums, nnd they began
the publication of the Canadian.News-
naner. Directory, which is now reeoe.
nized ns the most complete nnd accural" work of the kind published.
The pr'ce, express or postage prepaid, is $2.00.
The Other" Did
"Does your husband play poker?"
"I don't think so," answered young
Mrs. Torkins;" but some of the men
he meets at the card tables do."
There is more steel in the hull alone
of the newest American battleship
than in an entire vessel of the cruiser
Brooklyn type.
An English woman has patented a
jewelled sunburst in which one set of
rays is made to revolve over another
by clockwork inserted in the setting.
The slipping of carbons In arc
lamps which are subjected to the j'nr-
ring of buildings may be prevented by
suspending the lamps from coil
Baby's Own Tablets
Cure all Minor Troubles
The stomach, the bowels or cutting teeth is responsible for most of
the ills and suffering that afflicts
babyhood. Baby's Own Tablets will
keen your child' well because it is the
best medicine in the world for these
troubles, and at the same time it is
the safest. The mother has the guar-
nntee of a Government analyst thnt
this medicine contains no opiate or
"oisonous "soithine" stuff. Mrs.
Jos. Bernard, Ft. Kmile, Que., says:
"Baby's Own Tablets nre really a
marvollous medicine. My bnby wns
thin, peevish and sickly until I be.
ean givine him this medicine. Since
then he, has thrived and grown splen-
Sold hy medicine dealers or
Afraid to Brag
Brown must be terribly in debt."
"Whnt makes you think so?"
"He got a raise in snlary the other
day and never said a word about it."
fa PILLS 4$
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Palindromes.    .
A palindrome is a word or sentence
that rends the same forward or backward. The making of palindromes in
Latin was at one time a favorite pastime. It calls for the exercise of f
some constructive and analytic skill., ^j
Not many  English   palindromes  are ■      £          %           n ^ ^ ^
known    The supposed self-.ntroduc-         w-mdm8* Medicine Co-i Bruck.
tion of the father of humanity to his    ...    .
quandam rib is the most familiar.    P""- ■*"'*•	
"Madam,  I'm  Adam."
Sometimes nn unintentional  palm-.    mMim  pad, arld Stat, Secrets
drome comes "to light, as in the shop |    ^ ^^ fo ^ backwflM w|ln)
81?" "■ Yr™?' La\-: hns been impressed on a blotting pad
Palindromes of' considerable length [•«**> secret, which the latter will
ma-beTvolved-as, for instance, the V™ when reflected in a mirror are
ApposedI reply the girl mnkes to her  ''«<'<""»   «™*nst   ?■»•*  thf  'ore'^
mother's question regarding the pro- office has ,ts precaution.   It wns the
gress ol the class in Latin: >»t  place   where  pcopcr  castor,   of
"0   ma'    No   pupils  slip   up  on, sand  were used to dry the written
,. | word, nnd for n lime black blottinir
  : nnper wns snecinllv manufactured n**d
"C.K.S." u,"d, but it, was found not to be nb
In Fleet street, London, the initials glutei*.* mark proof, so that absorb-
are well known as those of one of ent rol era were used for blotting dl-
the cleverest editors of to-dnv. Mr. plnniatic documents. When such a
Clement I'.ing Shorter hns edited such I roller hn, been run over letters side-
papers ns The Illustrated Londou ' ways and up and down a few times, to
News. The Sketch (which he founded),, decipher its imnression would defy
The Sphere (the destinies of which he even Sherlock Holmes.
still guides), and has time to write;	
many books.   And yet only nineteen j In Culinary Sense
LTrHonSe1%Whae8neT,rel0ed1to0rt8hS.7ec^ «' &""»« *f'"««*• »• *««•
The Illustrated London News fell, explorer, who died recently, wns once
vncant. He went to Sir William In- <"vmg: an account of his experience
gram and said he wanted the appoint-, »mid the ice fields of the north, as told
ment. He got it, and the youngest: m the San Irancisco Chronicle,
editor in London soon became one ofi "We certainly would have traveled
the most successful. !macn  farther,    he  explained,    had
  not our dogs given out at a critical
From Warehouse to Commons.       m?,'"e"t,',"     , .     ,     ,  ,       ,     ,   „
A man who has played many parts  ^S,.^.       *      L^Hv   "r
is Mr. J.  Ramsay  Macdonald,  who !*f™ , >'» e""*K    *W    »■'*'•'«>'•    l
has figured   so prominently   in   the I tho«R,'t «"**, th<- Eskimo dogs were
English   Independent   Labor   Party I perfectly tire car-.creatures,
split.   He is the son of an Elgin farm >, S't* Leopold a face wore a whimsical,
laborer, and began life   as  a   pupil: l/doomy expression as he replied:
teacher, then earned   his   living   as!    . I-^er-speak in a culinary   sense,
clerk in a warehouse, and drifted into fnnss.
politics through becoming the priVate
secretary of an M.P.   He is married
to the daughter of the late Professor
Gladstone,  a niece  of  Lord  Kelvin,
who is as keenly interested ill Parliamentary reform as her husband.
W. N. U., No. 746.
Gen. Booth's Rules for Longevity.
The head of the Salvation Army,
who recently celebrated his eightieth
birthday, gives the following as his
rules for long life: Eat little, drink
water, take exercise, have a system,
take pleasures wisely, avoid excess
pf all kinds, aim high.
The Burning Question
A Baltimore teacher was trying to
explain the meaning of the word "re.
"Charley," she said, •"when night
comes your father returns homo tired
and worn out, doesn't he?"
"Yes., ma'am," assented Charley.
"Then," continued the teacher, "it
being night, and he being tired, what
does he do?"
''that's whnt ma wants to know,"
I said Charley.—Success Magazine.     \
Mme. Albani Was Intimate With Her
Late Majesty.
Mme. Albani, who is just now singing at the London music halls, was
educated at the Convent of the Sacro
Coeur at Montreal, and so beautiful
was her singing at High Mass in the
chapel that people came from all the
country round on Sunday to hear her,
says MA.P. Iiiends subscribed to
put her under the first "singing masters at Milan; and Samperti, after instructing her,for about a year, dismissed her with the words, "Go and
prosper. You have a fortune in your
little throat!" At Malta, when singing in "La Sonnambula," she attracted the notice of Mr. Gye, who engaged her to sing in the same opera at
Covent Garden, which she did with
amazing success. Her appearance in
other operas followed, and her triumph was even greater in oratoria,
there being those who declared that
her exaltation in the soprano airs of
"The Messiah" surpassed that of
Jenny Lind.
In private life Albani wns much
liked, and more particularly by Queen
Victoria, who treated her as an intimate friend, and never omitted to
send her little gifts and cards at
Christmas and the New Year. When
the prima donna visited Berlin in the
early' nineties she was received by the
old Empress Augusta, a ghastly figure
pule as death, but draped from head
to foot in red!—yes, »ven her bonnet
wns red!—and lying prone on a sofa.
The brilliancy and charm of the old
lady's conversation soon made the
prima donna quite forget the uncan-
niness of her appearance, and the
two chatted happily until in came
Kaiser Wilhelm and the Kaiserin,
who asked for a song, and yet another. When Albani had warbled her
lust ballad. Ihe Kaiser, shaking hands
heartily with her, said: "Good-bye,
and, when you see her, give my love
to grandmamma I"
Whilst on the subject of Albani, I
may tell a little anecdote that.I'heard
from the lips of Pntti herself. In
early days, Patti one line morning
was walking down Regent street, London, arm-inarm with her first husband, the Marquis de Caux. At tbe
windows of the Stereoscopic Company
she stopped to look at the photograph
of her rival there displayed. "Look,"
cried a young man' standing by, who
did not recognize the diva, "at that
photograph of Albani! Oh, she's Al,
and Patti's nowhero now!" Patti
turned quickly on the speaker.
"Thank you, sir," she said, with a
smart little bow, and tripped off
Thei soap that aavea
you work, and naves
you money without Injury
to hands or
Sunlight Soap*
turna wash-
tub   drudgery
Into   pleasure.
Oeta bar of Sunlight
to-day and try.
Ravenous Coyotes
Vernon Bailey, of the United States
Bureau of biological survey, declares
wolves and coyotes cost the farmers
and stock raisers of this country several million dollars a year, and in some
of the northern states threaten the extermination of deer.. Wolves, it appears, are especially numerous and destructive in Wyoming.
An interesting statement made by
Mr. Bailey is that elk are great natural °nemies of wolves, and he dwells
on this as of "great practical significance" for its bearing on the protection of stock from the ravenous beast.
He quotes with unqualified approval
these words from George W. Ross, of
Eureka Springs, Ark.:
"An elk is the natural enemy of dogs
and wolves. We suffered great losses
to our flock until we. learned this fact,
Since then we have had no losses from
this cause. A few elk to a thousand,
acre pasture will absolutely protect
the flocks therein."
Keeping Time in Holland
"Railroad time, as we generally understand the phrase in the United
I States, is a little ahead of the 'town'
time, but in The Hague, the quaint
old capital of Holland, all private
and unofficial clocks and watches are
kept twenty minutes fast," said Ger.
aid Walthall.
"When it is noon in the railway
station, post-office and other government buildings of The Hague the
timepieces in the shops and the
watches of the sturdy burghers show
12.20 p.m. Just what reason there is
for this I don't know, although I
asked enlightenment in mnny auar-
ters. It seems a custom that has been
handed down for generations, and the
Dutch are too conservative to change
the ways of their progenitors without,
some mighty inducement."
Marriage will change a man's views
quicker than anything else.
Steel From Black Sand.
W. J. Shaw, a Toronto man, claims
that he can produce fine tool steel
from sund. The production is effected by means of a secret process of
preparation of material, and of a. specially devised patentable furnace.
Shaw recently took a newspaperman
through the entire operation, beginning with the separation of the magnetite from the silicate sand obtained
on Hanlan's Island, showing the electro-magnetic separator, of his own invention, the furnace, the material as
prepared and biiquetted for the furnace, the first and most important
product, steel bloom, and the forged
steel; giving the productive capacity
of the furnace, the cost of fuel and of
material and labor; and sandwiching
in reasons why, and technical information galore. It all seems to demonstrate conclusively that high
grade tool steel ingots can be produced from this black sand, at about the
market price of charcoal pig iron.
Who can estimate the revolution
which such a discovery is bound to
make in the tool steel manufacturing
interest in this country?
An End In View.
Life savers do not take their work
as seriously as the newspapers make
out, sometimes.
The three-masted schooner St. Louis
waa ashore on the Island (Toronto)
sandbar the other Sunday. She is
an old timber drogher of the Welland
canal type, built to fit the locks without any more waste of planking than
necessary; in fact her general model
conforms to the famous description
"built by the mile and sawed off in
When the tiny fishing skiff that the
Ward brothers had rushed through
the breakers hung like a gull under
the jibboom bf the schooner, watching the chance to snatch the crew from
the jaws of the devouring waves, the
squareness of the vessel s bows was
very noticeable to the life-savers.
"Say, cap," one of them yelled as
their craft was hove up an a wave
crest to the level of the shipwrecked
crew, "to decide a bet, would you
mind saying which is the front end
of this vessel?"
"Billy" Machan's First Campaign.
The death of Dr. McMahon, of Os-
goode Halt, recalls the fact that it
was in a campaign against the doctor that Mr. W. V. Maclean took his
first plunge into politics. It was
about twenty years ago. Dr. McMahon had represented North Went-
worth for some years in the Ontario
Legislature, and wss again a candidate—a very popular one. It was a
Bummer campaign, and a former
Wentworth man, who then resided at
Dundas, says that the first thing W.
F. did when he went into the riding
was to buy a big, broad-brimmed soft
hat, and start out canvassing the
farmers. The fight was a lively one.
About that time the late A. F. Pirie
bought The Dundas Banner, and his
first appearance before a Dundas
audience was r.t a joint" meeting,
where he and Maclean had U "hot
and heavy." The latter lost the election, but only after a hard contest.
Miners OH to New Field.
The discovery of a placer mining
area, 15 miles by five, near Cochrane,
or 150 miles northwest of Cobalt, is
the latest mining news from the
A man from Cobalt says that from
three to four hundred men have stampeded from Cobalt to Cochrane, and
more are preparing to follow. One
man cume down to Cobalt and reported that |75 per pan was being secured. This man had $1,500 in nuggets,   ,
Modesty Forbade
The Client—How much will your
opinion be worth in this case?
The Lawyer—I'm too modest to say.
But I can tell you what Im going to
charge you for it.
Footpads  On
Green—Tt seems to me that Herlock,
the detective, is taller than he was
a few months ago.
Brown—Possibly he hns got on to
some footpads.
A new English electric oven can
cook four articles at the same time,
yet is so compact that it is but 13 by
14 by 15 inches in size.
The production of Portland cement
in the United States last year ex-
ceeded 40,000,000 barrels.
There were 795 cremations in Great
Britain last year, exceeding the record
oi any previous year.
More than one-eighth of the fires in
New Yprk city last year were directly
traced to carelessness with matches.
The cows of the United States yield
about 70,000,000,000 pounds of milk
each year.
Office Boy—I'm very glad to say the
editor ain't in.
Pont—Glad, did you say?
Office Bov—Yes; I kinder like your
face and I wouldn't like to see it
"What's that book you're reading,
"The 'Last, Days of Pompeii,' my
"What did he die of, papo?"
"An eruption."
Owing to tha steadily Increasing
oott or fine Ceylon teas aueh aa are
aold to the puello under the brand
It haa been found necessary to advance the prices of these teas to the
grocer. Consequently the consumers
will havs to pey e correspondingly In-.
ereaeed price, but undoubtedly they
will be willing to do thie In order le get
the finest tee the world produces.-
Then He Has To
"Do you get up early in the mornings?"
"Only on the days our neighbors!
cut their grass." a.
Understood That Baby
His Darling Pet—What a sweet smile
there is on baby's face, jDhn.
Her   Hubby—Yes,   he's   probably
dreaming that he's keeping me awake
"Fly Flyaway"
"Fly Flyaway"
Will keep tl)e flies off. Easy to
apply. Simply keep a sponge or
cloth moist with it, and wipe the animal down.
$1.25 per Gallon, 40c. Quart.
$1.00 per Gallon in quantities,
Ask your storekeeper or write
A device that turns the lamps of |
automobiles with the wheels, so as to
illuminate the path when rounding
curves, has been patented by an Ohio >
Carbon Oil Works,
Manufacturers of    "COWL BRAND"
Oil Specialties.
More than two-thirds of the vast
population of China are engaged in
agricultural pursuits, following a system in vogue centuries ago.
The new "automobile turbine" torpedoes of the United States have a
range of nearly three miles and cost
about $5,000 apiece to build.
Swedish electricians are experimenting with a transmission cable in
which a hemp core is inserted to take
up the strain more uniformly.
Shoe Boils, Capped
Hock, Bursitis
»ra hard to cure, y»t
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of Bobby.
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Witb a smile of glorious anticipation
Illuminating his chubby face, Bobby
trotted up tbe street as fast as a pair
of very fat and very little legs would
carry him. He was going to see pick
Brant. Next to visiting Alice May-
Ung tbls was bis greatest treat
Richard Brant could not make amazing cookies and preserves like Miss
Mayllng, but, he could tell stories ol
Indians and grizzlies and other creatures dear to the small boy's heart.
Miss Mayllng's stories carried morals
and were about little boys Who were
so very good tbat Bobby found them
extraordinarily uninteresting. Had It
not been thut tbe Mayllng cakes were
us good as her young heroes Bobby
would not bare been u frequent caller
on Alice Mayllng.
Tbls afternoon aa he was warming
bis dimpled bands before the open Ore
he regarded with secret awe the deft
fashion In whlcb Brant rolled himself
a cigarette with one hand. Brant bad
been a plainsman until be had run
across a mine while lie was looking
for stray cuttle, and he could throw a
rope and talk real Indian talk.
"1 looked for yon yesterday," said
Dick Brunt gravely ns be sank Into a
chair on the opposite side of the lire-
"I was seeing Miss Mayllng," explained Bobby, "Sbe makes cake on
"And you deserted me because Miss
Mayllng was making cuke!" cried Dick
solemnly. In reality, though he used
mock palhos, be was a little jealous of
Miss Mayllng's popularity with his little cnum. Somehow Bobby seemed to
Brant the most sincere friend be bad
made In the big eastern city.
"Cake Is nice Just out of tbe oven,"
explained Bobby. "She always bakes
a little cake for me, and of course 1
bave to go and eat It."
"I suppose so." assented Dick, "but
I was very lonesome yesterday."
"I'm sorry," said Bobby, wltb
prompt penitence nnd a troubled face.
"Wouldn't It be nice," be added, "If I
could go to see you and Miss Mayllng
at tbe same time? You could tell me
atorlea and sbe could bake cake,"
He stared Into tbe Ore, lost In rapture at tbe thought of this most valuable combination. Dick looked scared
and blushed. He was little used to
feminine society, and a suggestion like
tbat. even from Bobby, startled blm.
Besides, be bad been secretly studying
Miss Mayllng from afar.
"Tben you wouldn't tie lonesome any
more," resumed Hubby, the vast at-
tractions of his good Idea growing on
bim, "not even If I didn't come and
see you, 'cause tben you and abe would
have each otber. But of course 1 would
come to see you." be added quickly.
"It would be awful nice."
"I guess It would," assented Dick a
little absently.
"Then why don't you?" demanded
Bobby, wltb engaging directness.
"To begin with, I don't know ber,"
explained Dick. "You see, a man bas
to know a lady before he can call on
her, and I've never met Miss Mayllng."
Wben Bobby finally trotted away he
was thinking deeply. It waa absurd
that bis best mun should not know
Miss Mayllng.
At tbe next baking day at Miss Mayllng's tbe thought was revived, and
wltb a ofenlal thnt meant Immense determination* to blm be obtained per
mission to take his small spice cake
bome. As soon as be wns out of ber
sight he carried It to Brant, bis fat
legs speeding wonderfully.
"Ain't it fine}" he demanded eagerly
when he bad watched Brant devour
tbe last spicy morsel, not wil bout envy
tbat almost assumed a poignant degree.
"Simply great" admitted Brant, with
unforced enthusiasm. "I tell you. Bobby, tbe woman wbo made that cake la
a wonder of a cook."
Bobby beamed his professional satisfaction. "I thought you'd like It." be
said confidently. "She makes nicer
cakes than that sometimes. I'll bring
you anotber wben sbe makes fruit
"Don't do It," advised Brant smilingly. "If tbe fmlt cake Is as good as
this I'm liable to abduct ber and force
ber to bake cuke for me for tbe rest of
ber life."
"What's abduct?" demanded Bobby.
When the word bed been explained to
blm be wrinkled bis pudgy brows. But
If another deep Idea hud come to hlm,
as that coutortlon would seem to denote. It remained a secret in bis fat
breast "Give us an Indian story," be
"All right, son," said Dick as be
stretched himself out In hla easy chair
and prepared to enterlaln bis small
guest with tbe story of how Chief
Spotted l'uniher carried off his Indian
bride from the camp of a hostile tribe.
He was unusually graphic In bis
story telling, for os be went on he lie-
gun to Imagine that he was Spotted
Panther and Miss Mayllng was tbe
Indian maid. Thus sudly had the unprincipled suggestions of the scheming
Bobby riintnmliiiited Dick Brant's good
manners. But It must he admltled In
his fuvor that It was not the cuke, but
the memory of her womanly sweetness, that tired his thoughts ond lent
eloquence to his tougue.
It wus u deeply Impressed small boy
who climbed down off the chair arm
when the tale was done and regret-
fnlly announced thnt he wnuul have tn
be going home.    Tbe very next day
he went to vlsty Miss Mayllng with
tbe more or less peremptory request
tbat abe hake him a fruit cake.
■'Going to bave a tea party. Bobby?"
abe aaked gayly.*   But Bobby shook
hia bead solemnly and declined to be
j drawn into trivial conversation.
j    "I .want It for some one—some one
! who doesn't get nice cuke," be.con-
{descended   at   Inst   examining   Miss
Mayllng shrewdly us be spoke.
"If you don't tell me wbo It Is I
won't bake it for you," sbe teased, anticipating the revelation nf some new
love affair. Bobby wus as popular as
be was fickle, and Miss Mayllng, hardened by experience with the young
man, supposed thut only tbe power of
love could bave Induced him to forego
tbe eating of ber cake the day before.
"Have 1 got to?" he asked anxiously,
fearful that a premature explanation
might destroy the success of tbe abduction.
"Certainly," Insisted Miss Mayllng.
Bobby was dismayed. But the cake
must be secured at all hazards.
"lt'B for Mr. Brant," he explained.
"He said If you baked blm a fruit
cake he'd come with bis pony nnd bit
all the chiefs on the bend wltb a torn-
niyhawk and curry you off and make
you bake cake for him all the rest of
your life. You'll hnve to live In u tent
and cook with hot stones Instead of. a
gas range, and—and—anyhow, be says
he'll do it If you tempt blm wltb fruit
Miss Mayllng leaned over and kissed
tbe earnest little face.
"I think," she suld softly, "that I'll
bake two little cukes next week, Bobby, so tbat you and your friend ahull
each have one."
Bobby looked Into the serene face,
Into which there hud crept something
he had never seeu there before—a tender curve to the even lips, a new
light In tbe brown eyes that made
them glow and sparkle and film with
tears by turns.
He had always thought Miss May-
Hug almost as pretty us his mother,
but now be wns disloyal for a moment and thought she wus more beautiful tban anybody he hnd ever seen.
His moist little fingers clasped ber
slim, cool band, and be looked up Into
ber starry eyes.
"1 wish 1 was big enough to 'duct
you," be said enviously. "I bet Mr.
Brant wouldn't get that rake."
Alice Mayllng bent over and pinched
his chubby cheeks.
"Bobby, my dear, you remind me ot
a certain little god without whose aid
Lochlnvar himself would hnve failed."
And then she looked up suddenly to
see passing ber window a tall, straight
figure, wltb bis glance firmly fixed
"Of course he wouldn't be so ordinary aa to stare In here," ahe said
softly. "But he's tbe sort who'll find
a way—and I don't think I'll make It
very bard for him."
Bobby cuddled closer to her soft,
silken frock,
"What makes grownups nay things
that don't tell anything?" be demanded.  But sbe did not answer.
Intoxicating Drinks.
"We bave 0.000 Intoxicating drinks
In America," said a temperance lecturer.   "That, I believe, la tbe record.
"Export as our metropolitan bartenders are, tbey bave none of them
mastered the entire American drink
question, and tbey would throw up
their wet bands if a man aaked for'a
bak-no-ma-shalo. a casasba, a aam, a
laranglna or even a mescal.
"You see, all tbe races tbat compose
America Introduce here the drinks of
their old homes. Buk-no-ma-sbaloand
aam are oriental cordials, sweet nnd
perfumed und nasty, that our soldiers
and sailors learned to like In the
"A laranglna Is a slightly acid drink
from South America. It Is a mixture
of the leaves, flowers und fruit of
tropical plants-orange, banana, lime,
pineapple, lemon, chocolate, mango,
guavu, tamarind and 1 don't know
"Mescal Is a Mexican abomination
made of tbe cactus. It goes down like
a bunch of cactus thorns.
"A casasha Is u powerful sugar cane
rum that tbe Jamaicans distill Illicitly.
For a cent you con buy a pint, tbougb
half a pint Is quite sullicieiit."-New
Orleofie '-Times-Democrat.
A Queer Fish.
In European fresh wuter Is to be
found a very large ailurold known aa
the wels. Its bead Is large, broad and
depressed, fully us long an the trunk
Itself, while the tall Is compressed
and longer than the bead and trunk
together. The entire fish Is destitute
of scales and covered wltb a smooth,
slippery akin like au eel. The snout
Is very short, tbe mouth broad, witn
tbe lower Jaw longer and very extensible. Tbere are six barbels around
the mouth, two of wblch, shunted on
each side of the upper Juw before the
eye, ore very long, extending nearly
to tbe tall. The other four ure much
shorter and arranged in pairs on tbe
chin. Owing to Us poor eyesight nnd
sluggish movements the wels would
be badly handicapped In the race of
life If uot for these barbels, especially
those of the upper Jaw, which can be
moved voluntarily lu every direction.
In moving leisurely about the lish uses
them constantly hi feeling Its wuy,
and at the same time they acne to attract other fishes, which mistake them
for worms. When the wela perceives
ltn prey close enough to be seized It
mnkes n dnrt and rarely falls to capture It.-New York Tribune
Too Bad.
"Rome men  have a good start iu
"Very true."
"It Is different wltb me, however."
"How different*"
"Mine tvus u slop,"
The Nsw Dutch Collar Pine—Crochet
The new Dutch collar pin looks moat
like a bait or old fashioned slipper
buckle, but It Is merely a large pin.
The Dutch collar bas lacked a finish in
front On the fancy oues a bow did
not look quite right; neither did a
rabat It needed something, but not
quite so much as either of these. Tbe
new Dutch collar pin Is Just tbat something.   It gives tbe right finish.
Heavy crochet trimming is a feature
to be reckoned with. It reminds one ot
the Inst century antimacassar craze,
Tbe wool need Is tbe thick sort, and
two or three colors are frequently
blended. Tbe eye Is certainly caught
by so unusual a decoration.
Separate waists are as much a necessity as ever, aud tbe design seen In tht
cut Is suitable eltber for wear with a
separate skirt or for a complete costume. It Is pretty made of soft silk,
such as foulard, with bund trimming
of a contrasting color. The plain
square yoke and straight front can be
bad embroidered or trimmed with applique. JUDIO CHOLLET.
A pattern of this waist may be had in
six sizeu-trom 32 to 43 Inches bust measure. Send 10 cents to this office, giving
number (4C<5), and It will be promptly forwarded to you by mall.
Low Cut Shot, of Cravanttte For
Summer—New Ornaments,
Giving much the same appearance aa
snede, the new low cut shoes of serge
or cravenette are much more practical.
Boots of two toned ottoman silk are
more dressy tban tbe cravenette, and
ottoman retains Its shape better than
It Is Interesting news for women wbo
are fond of Jet ornaments to hear tbat
they are being cut from cannel coal
and bave the same brilliancy and
beauty as the. best Whitby Jet. The
ornaments made from coal are likely
to be less expensive tban the other Jet
Wblte frocks and muslin blouses are
being made up wltb a great amount of
broderle unglulse In color, somewhat
after the style of the much admired
work of tbe Madeiras,    Franck, the
What .Inventors Throughout the Empire Are Doing.
The 26th report of the Comptroller-
General of Patents, Designs, and
Trade Marks, shows that in 1908 there
were 28,698 applications tor patents,
19,495 specifications were provisional,
and 17,746 complete, and 16,284 patents were sealed. The largest number of applications made on one day
was 169—on Dec. 24. The applications
from women inventors numbered 672,
as compared with 560 in 1,907. Last
year 24,389 designs and 5,965 trade
marks were registered. The total receipts in tiie department were $1,386.-
675, of which $1,314,450 was from patent fees. The year's Work involved
290,000 letters and 93,000 parcels of
publications. As to the trend of invention in 1908, the report stated that
the subject of locomotion in general
occupies a prominent position in the
titles of applications for patents made
during the year, and this is regarded
as principally due to the continued
interest taken in the motor-car.
Though diminishing, activity still prevails as regards wheels, where efforts
have been largely directed towards
the provision of an easily detachable
tyre-carrying'rim. Attempts to abate
the dust nuisance are shown in many
inventions relating to road tarring
machines, compositions for treating
the surfaces of roads, and dust-collector fittings on the cars.
The desire to facilitate roadside repairs to motor road vehicles has caused increased attention to be given to
the minor subjects of tools, such as
spanners and valve lifters. The interest shown in the mechanically propelled road vehicle is accompanied by
some neglect of horse-drawn and railway vehicles. Many inventors continue to be occupied with flying machines of the "heavier than air" type,
especially in regard to their automatic balancing, and to facility of manipulation of the various rudders und
The increasing importance of india-
rubber in the industrial world is
shown by attention being given to
processes lor the regeneration of
waste rubber and the synthetic production of rubber or rubber-like products. The economical tendency of
inventors is manifested in the number of applications received in connection with holders for rendering
possible the stropping of thin flexible
razors of the "safety" type. It is
recorded that procedure under the
Acts of 1902 and 1907 has tended to
strengthen the position of the genuine
inventor and prevent the patent system being misused by adventurers as
a means of encroaching on the rights
of the public. Under section 27 of
the Act of 1907, which provides for
the revocation of patents worked exclusively or mainly outside the
United Kingdom, 15 applications
were made. Two of these were abandoned, in two cases the patents were
revoked, and 11 cases are pending.
In spite of the decrease in the total
number of applications received in
1903, those from England and Wales
were more numerous than in 1907 by
615, and those from other parts of the
United Kingdnm were almost equal in
number. The applications from Australia, New Zealand, and Canada show
a decided decrease. From Australia
166 were received and from Canada
Queen Victoria's Favorite Novelist.
Amongst the many distinctions enjoyed by Mr. William Le Queux was
that M being the favorite novelist of
the late Queen Victoria. It is amazing what a multitude of experiences
this popular writer has crowded into
his life. He has a rare knowledge of
continental travel, is the personal
iriend of more than one European
monarch, and possesses quite a number of foreign decorations bestowed
upon him by royalty. No Englishman is better acquainted with political undercurrents abroad. It is this
fact which l°nds such interest lo his
book, "England's Peril," which is
now included in Ihe Newnes' Series
of Sixpenny Copyright Novels. If
you want to read nn invasion story
written bv an eeeomplished novelist,
"England's Peril" is the book for
you. Most of the so-called invasion
stories published nowadays are mere
French designer of blouses, Is the authority fur saying that tbese walsis
will he first favorites all summer.
Without a doubt cluny aud Irish
crochet, either real or Imitation, will
lead all the rest of trimmings for lingerie frocks this coming summer.
Not for years bave separate coats
been as much worn as they ore this
season. The design shown will be
pretty made In nny suitable material,
If black serge or broadcloth Is selected
a coat made after this model will be
most serviceable.
A pattern of this coat may be hrui In
atx .lien-trom 32 to 42 Inches bust »«"■
ure. Bend 10 cents to this ollice. glvinK
number 145011, and It will be promptly
forwarded to you by mall.
Quaint Ceremony.
About sixty Chinamen proceeded tfl
the graves of two recently-buried C'
Icstials in Anfleld cemetery, Liverpool, Eng. A gigantic tray carried by
four Chinamen, nnd containing foods,
including a fully-grown roasb-d pig
decorated with red rosettes, cooked
fowls, beefsteaks, oranges, and sweets,
was brought on the scene, A bottle
or two of Scotch whisky, flunked wit*)
egg-cups and liqueur pleases, were also placed on one of the graves. The
spirit was plentifully poured upon
the meats and rice was sprinkled upon the grave, and afterwards joss-
sticks, paper offerings, and boxes ol
crackers were burnt. The explosion
of the fireworks made a lively diversion in the otherwise solemn proceedings.
A Bell of Ale.
That celebrated and eccentric char.
actcr Dr. Samuel Parr, O.D., prebendary of St. Paul's, was for forty years
curate ol Hatton, South Warwickshire. To his care and liberality Hat-
ton parish church owes much of its
beauty nnd to bis name most of its
fame. He endeavored to make Hal-
ton bells "the most musical peel in
Warwickshire," and when a new bell
was added there were great rejoicings.
The bell, with a capacity of seventy-
three gallons, was filled witli "good
nlo," and this, wns consumed by the
villagers.—Loudon Standard.
What' a Nebraska Horse Trainer Has
to Say About Them.
Most any of ta would aa Boon be   GENERAL SIR O'MOORE CREAGH
buried as to lose our eyesight, and {
yet  men by the use of blinders on !
bridles    unhesitatingly   deprive   the -
horse of all tbe means be bus of satis- j
tying himself tbat nothing will hurt
bim, writes a Nebraska horse trainer
in the Breeder's Gazette, Chicago.
Wben permitted the use of bis eyes
he uses them with great judgment.
He sees better than we do, can measure distances better and If allowed the
use of his eyes would save himself
from collisions on tbe street, washouts
and bad ruts In the road. Should you
be thrown suddenly out of the buggy
or tbe buggy break be could see tbe
trouble and stop.
Break a horse in a blind bridle and
never let him see the buggy; a month
later you are driving along tbe road,
the blinds get adjusted wrong, the colt
looks back over tbe top of one, sees
the buggy and kicks It all to pieces,
endangering tbe life of yourself and
family. But be Is not to blame. Self
protection Is bis first thought.
A man once paid me $20 to break a
team that would get scared and run
away. I took bis money, guve him a
pair of open bridles, and tbe team is
perfectly safe, but It bad cost him a
broken leg and bad torn up two sets
of harness, smashed a buggy and broken a wagon tongue. And yet tbey
say a blind bridle is the best. I was
talking to a man one day on this subject, and he said he knew blind bridles
were the best because nearly every
one used them, '"What an argument!
There was a time when nearly everybody thought the earth was fiat, but
they were wrong. He said, too, that a
horse. looked better in blind bridles.
What an idea! A little piece of black
leather look better than the eye, the
life and beauty of tbls noble creature!
Yet few men have a better reason for
using tbem.
Horse training is my business. I
work at it ten hours a day, six days in
the week. I bundle every class of
horse, from tbe little wild mustang
from the Crow Indian reservation to
the blgb class speed horse, from tbe
gaited snddler to the circus borse. I
have spent my life nt this work, and
tbere Is notbing causes me more trouble than this subject.
I can break a team $5 cheaper In
open bridles, aiid where people want
tbem broken to blinds I always use
open bridles first. My experience runs
into the thousands tbat I bave had a
chance to test tbls on, and I cannot
see where any one can get 90 per cent
In favor of blind bridles. Tbe only
place I ever found for tbem was on a
wornout, poorly fed borse tbat could
scarcely go and a blind hone.
Man Who Succaeds Kitchener of
Kandahar Wears the Victoria Cross
Among His Many Decorations-
He Went Through Some Dangerous Places During His Early Days
—He is an  Irichman.
General Sir O'Moore Creagh has
just received one of the handsomest
birthday presents, on record. On the
sixty-second anniversary of his birth
he was presented with the post of
Commander-in-Chief in India, in succession to Lord Kitchener.
' In all India he will have only one
man above him, the Viceroy; and hia
post will involve the control of upwards of 337,000 troops, British and
native, scattered over 2,000,000 square
miles', ind the maintenance of the se-
curity of some 300,000,000 people. And
every year he will receive the odd but
comfortable income of £6,666.
Like many of his famous predecessors in his new post—to mention only
Lord Roberts and Lord Kitchener—
the new Commander in-Chief is an
Irishman. His lather was- a navy
man. but young Creagh went to Sandhurst, and a few years later he was
given a lieutenancy on the Indian
Staff Corps'. Seven years later he got
his company, and almost immediately
the Afghan war broke' put, He was
sent to the Iront nnd joined the
Kh'yber column, and it was while oh
service with it that he won that most
coveted    decoration — the     Victoria
The outpost to which he was attached was stationed at Dakka, on.
the Kabul river, which meanders
through the "Khyber Pass. Late one
afternoon a native spy came into
Dakka and informed the officer in
command that the Momunds—one of
the most warlike of the tribes—were
gathering from the surrounding villages with the object of cutting the
British line of communication.
Things looked very serious, nnd
the commander decided that a desperate effort must be made to drive
off the Momunds. He sent for Captain Creagh, who was in command
of a native battalion called Merwerns,
and ordered him to take two companies (about a hundred and flftv
men) and march to the village of
Kam Dakka, a lew miles off. Ho
was, the officer said, to hold the placi
and keep the line of communication
open at all costs.
In a short time Creagh and his li*-
tle force were ready. The sun wes
near the horiuon as they swung out
of the camp, and soon their move-
ments were cloaked in the darkness.
This waB very luckv, for it enabled
them to approach Kam Dakka and
occupy it before the villagers hr I
time to make any resistance; indeed,
the night was beginning to lift before
the natives discovered how things
stood. %
After a few minutes of surprise they
became indignant and even threatening. But the young captain stood
fast and refused to b"dge. Finding
him immovable, the villagers gathered up their belongings nnd fled, taking with them most of the women
and children.
Soon the day broke nnd showed a
large force ot Momunds—at least ten
to one against the handf"! of Britis'i
-ready to attack the village. Captain Creagh hastily reconnoitred his
position, and snw that it was impossible lo hold the vilhte with any
chance of success. He decided to
withdraw to a cemetery thnt lay near
ond hnd the advantage of being sur.
rounded by a low wnll. Towards thi*
his men crept ill twos and threes
until the village was evacuated.
They gathered all the stones thev
could find and tried to improve their
defences by heightening the wall.
Captain Crenrh made them a litthi
speech, in which he explained how
much depended on them, and urged
them to he resolute.
Very soon the Momunds discovered
what bail happened, and they advanced cheering to attack Ihe cemetery. Not once nor twioa, but many
times the Momunds assaulted the
heroic little bund, and during tho
whole time Captain ('reach was at
the wall in Ihe thick ol each encounter. The lust n'taek was delivere.l
at three o'clock in the afternoon, and
just niter that bail been repulsed by
bayonet, rcliel arrived from Dakka,
and the Momundi retired.
In successive Afghan wars he continued In play a notable oiirt, earning steady promotion. During the
Boxer rebellion in China he commanded the Second Brigade of the
British Inrce, but lie was bitterly dis-
appointed uhen orders came thnt ho
,was to remain with this brivade at
Shanghai in case trouble should break
out in that neighborhood.
  _    But though he saw no actual fight-
iicnd down when "lie "pulls" T iiroiwi | i1***.1!*1 ,VM mf'toned In despatches
may  have a  heavy  und  powerfully |'"' *■*■* '"r.'v"ri' dash   which saved a
built hock bone, but hla muscles may I S',Lc"?"a,,l1: ?"   r''rw?,)hc "''l'1;
. .     ...      ,      .I, ,      .    "inn.   !• in* th s ho roc^vof] th* offlci.il
not be developed and he Is weak.   A   thiu,k9 „, tl„, Be„„arie, nf ,,.„,„ jnr
Iraft horse may have Ihe appearance | •,*or„il,„ Affnirn and   (or   Indin. and
the Order nf Ihe Itising Sun from the
Eni|ierur of Japan.
Stanchion, For Cattle,
Writing of the cattle stanchion
shown In the Illustration, a breeder
says: This stanchion is simple and
easily made and never fails to hold.
The top pieces of the Btanchlons are
made of 2 by 4 stuff. The loose bar Is
cut at an angle of forty-five degrees at
tbe top and should be long euough to
extend about oue and one-balf Inches
above the top pieces.
C Is a loop made of No. 0 wire
about nine Inches long, with a hook
bent at right angles on each end.
These are fastened lo the top pieces
with fence staples so as to hold the
bar In proper place when closed. A
shows the stanchion open nud B closed. 	
The Draft Horse.
The draft horse possesses three
poluts that make blm a horse for heavy
work. He must have weight, whicb is
tbe lirst essential; heavy hock bones
nnd strong* muscles. When a horse
pulls the tendency Is to lift hlm off
the ground; hence the necessity of his
being heavy. If he bus his head checked high he cannot pull to nil vantage,
for It Is natural for him to draw bis
of perfection as to size, hut unless his
tendons and muscles are strong he
cannot stand heavy work. Like a
heavy chain, he la ouly strong as the
weakest point
The Five Kakkas.
A set ol regulations, intended to
distinguish the Sikhs irrevocably from,
those around them, was the rule of
the Five Kakkas. Every Sikh must
have with him live things beginning
with the letter "k"—viz.., kesn (long
hair), kangba (a sword) and kachu
(breeches reaching to the knee). The
purpose of these rul"s wns that every
Sikh should avoid shaving, us ilo Mohammedans and Hindoos, and should
be constantly armed and free from
the long garments that might impede
him In a flght.
Warts on Live Slock.
Many farmers nre considerably annoyed by the appearance of warts on
Ihe cows, calves and colls. Hoard's
Dairyman offers the following ub an
efficacious remedy: Sandpaper the wart
until It bleeds slightly; then powder
blue vitriol anil mix with vaseline to a
thick paste and rub on the wart.
Butttsrfly Pantry.
The favorite delicacy of the native
Australian arc hugnng erges. which
are made Irom a species of butterfly.
Fires are liehled under ihe trees upo*i
which Ihe hutterfliPs settle, nnd, suf-
fnentcil hv ihe smoke, they drop lo
earlti. The bodies nre pounded Inlo
pulp and made into cukes, which
have a very pungent odor, and they
have |hc iiiiilesirahlc effect of making the eater very ill lor several
days. Hut if the diet is persevered
with the, unpleasant symptoms pass
iwny, an.I tbe invalids digest them
a-ell  and become exceedingly fat.
• Buying the Ram.
Don't be stingy  when  It comes to
buying n ram.   If you do not know a A Mediaeval Town.
good one when you see It get some-! Rhodes, the city of the Colossus,
body who does to select one for you! Mill survives,n mediaeval city In all
nnd then pny the price without grum-' it" defensive wa- gear of tower and
bllng. : Kurtain and keep. THE   REPORTER,   NEW   MICHEL,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA..
The Opal
AtUMir 1 "best M j.l.ry ef. IHn.om Cab,"
"OS, Mandarin', Fan," Elo.
Copyrlfht, IMS, by G. W. Dlllins-
ham Company.
"Do you know me, Miss Nori^an
aaked Maud, who was smiling and |
enave, though rather white iu the
"Yes. You came with your mother
to Gwynne street," replied Sylvia,
wondering why sbe had been honored
with a visit
"Quite so. May I have a few minutes' conversation with your
"•Certainly." Sylvia saw no reason
to deny tbls request, although she did
not like Miss Krill. Bnt It struck ber
! tbat something might be learned from
tbat young woman relative to the murder and thought sbe would have something to tell Paul about when he arrived.
"Are you quite alone?" asked Maud,
entering and Beating herself In the
chair near tbe fire.
"Quite," answered Sylvia stiffly and
■wondering why tbe question was aaked—"that is, the four washerwomen
are In tbe place at tbe back. But
Mm. Tawsey went to your house to
see ber t-Iatcr."
"She arrived before I left," aaid
Maud coolly. "I saw them quarreling
In a moat friendly way. Where la Mr.
"I expect blm later."
"And Bart Tawsey, who married
yonl* nurse?"
"He Is absent on bis rounds. May
I ask why you question me In thla
way, Miss Krill V asked Sylvia coldly.
"Because I have much to say to you
wblch no one else must hear," was tho
culm reply. "Dear me, how hot this
fire is!" And she moved her chair
eo tbat it blocked Sylvia's way to the
door; also Miss Krlll cast a glance at
the window. It was not anlbbed, and
sbe made a movement as If to go to
It; but, restraining herself, she turned
her calm, cold face to the girl. "I
have much to Bay to you," ahe repeated.
"Indeed," replied Sylvia politely, "I
don't think you have treated me so
well that you should trouble to converse with me. Will you please to be
brief? Mr. Beecot is coming ot 4,
and be will not be at all pleased to
tee you."
Maud glanced at the clock. "We
have an hour." she said coldly. "It
Is Just a few minutes after 3. My
business will not take lonftf." ahe added, with an unpleasant smile.
"What Is your business?" asked Sylvia uneasily, for she did not like the
"If yon will sit down, TH tell yon."
Miss Norman took a chair near the
wall and as far from ber visitor as
was possible In so small a room.
Mand took from her neck a black silk
handkerchief which she wore, evidently aa a protection agalnat the cold,
and, folding it lengthwise, laid It
across ber lap. Then ahe looked at
Sylvia In a cola, critical way. "You
are very pretty, my dear," abe aaid
"Did yon come to tell me thatT*
asked the girl, firing up at the tone.
"No. I came to tell you that my
mother was arrested last nlgbt for the
murder of our father."
"Oh," Sylvia gasped and lay back
on her chair, "sbe killed him, that
cruel wouian!"
"She did not!" cried Maud passion-
ately. "My mother Is perfectly innocent My mother did not kill our father."
"My father, not yours," aiid Sylvia
'firmly. ,--i ...->-t¥.*.i,
"Bow dare you! Lemuel Krlll waa
my father."
No,"   insisted   Sylvia.     "I   don't
know who your father waa.   But from
jour age I know that yon a     not"—
.*• "I<eave  my  age alone," cried the
other sharply.
"I  won't talk to you at all,*' said
Sylvia, rising.
"Sit dowu  and   listen.    You  shall
hear me.   I am not going to let my
mother suffer for a deed she never
committed, nor am ! going to let you
have the mouey."
"It's mine."
"It Is not, and you shall not get It."
"Paul—Mr.   Beecot will   assert my
"Will  he Indeed?" said the other.
with a glance at the clock.   "We'll see
about  that    There's no time to he
lost   I have much to soy"—
"Nothing that can Interest me."
"Oh, yes,   I think you will find our
conversation very  Interesting.    I am
going to be open with you, for what
I toll you will never be told by you
to any living soul."
"If I see tit it sball." cried Sylvia In
a rsge, "How dare you dictate to mc!"
"Because I am driven Into a corner.
I wish to save my mother.   How It is
to be done I don't know.   And I wish
);o stop you getting ihe live thousand n
"I know," replied Sylvia, shuddering. "It was cruel. I heard about It
from the detective and"—
"I don't wish for your sympathy. 1
was a girl of fifteen when that was
done, and I will carry the scar to my
grave. Child as I was then, I vowed
"On your father," Bald Sylvia contemptuously.
"Krlll Is not my father," said Maud,
changing front all at once. "He Is
yours, but not mine. My father is.
Captain Jessop. I have known thiH
for yeurs. Captain Jessop told me I
was his daughter. My mother thought
that my father was drowned at sea
and so married Krlll, who was a traveler In Jewelry. He and my mother
rented the Red Pig at Chrlstchurch,
and for years they led an unhappy
"Oh," gasped Sylvia, "you confess!
I'll tell Paul."
"You'll tell no one," retorted the other woman sharply. "Do you think I
would speak so openly In order that
you might tell all the world with jour
gabbling tongue? Yes, and I'll speak
more openly still before I leave. Lady
Rachel Sandal did not commit suicide,
as my mother said. She was strangled, and by me."
Sylvia clapped her bands to her face
with a scream.   "By you?"
"Yea. She had a beautiful brooch. I
wanted It I was put to bed by my
mother and kept thinking of the
brooch. My mother was down the
stairs attending to your drunken father.
I stole to Lady Rachel's room and
found her asleep. I tried to take the
brooch from ber breast. She woke and
caught my hand. But I tore away the
brooch and before Lady Rachel could
scream I twisted the silk handkerchief
ahe wore, which was already around
ber throat, tighter. I am strong—I always was strong, even as a girl of fifteen. She was weak from exhaustion,
ao ahe soon died. My mother came Into
the, room and saw wbat I had done.
She was terrified and made me go back
to bed. Then she tied Lady Rachel
by tbe silk handkerchief to the bedpost,
so that It might be thought she had
committed suicide. My mother theu
came back to me and took the broocb,
telling me I might he hanged If It was
found on me. I was afraid, being only
a girl, and gave up the brooch. Then
Captain Jessop raised the alarm. I
and my mother went downstairs, and
my mother dropped the brooch on tbe
floor, so tbat It might be supposed Lady
Rachel had lost It there. Captain Jessop ran out. 1 wonted to give the
alarm and tell the neighbors that Krill
had done It, for I knew then he was
not my fatber, and 1 saw, moreover,
how unhappy he mode my mother. He
caught me," Bald Maud, with a fierce
look, "and bound a handkerchief across
my mouth. I got free and screamed.
Then he bound me hand and foot and
pinned my lips together with the brooch
wblch he picked off the floor. My
mother fought for me, but he knocked
her down. Then he lied, and after a
long time Jessop came in. He removed the brooch from my mouth and
unbound me. I was put to bed, and
Jessop revived my motber. Then came
the Inquest, and It waa thought that
Lady Rachel had committed suicide.
But she did not," cried Muud exultantly and with n cruel light In her eyes.
"I killed her-I"-
"Ob," moaned Sylvia, backing against
the wall with widely open eyes.
"Bah, you kitten!" sneered Maud contemptuously. "I bave not half done yet!
You have yet to hear how I killed
Sylvia shrieked and sank back In
her chair, staring with horrified eyes at
the-cruel face before ber.
"YeB." cried Maud exultlngly, "I
killed him. My mother suspected me,
but she never knew for certain. Listen. Wben Hay told me that Krlll
wos hldlug us Norman in Gwynne
street I determined to punish him for
his cruelty to me. I did not say this.
but I mnde Hay promise to get mc
the brooch from Beecot On no other
condition woula I marry him. I wanted the brooch to pin KrlU'a lips together as he had pinned mine when I
was a helpless child, but your fool of
a lover would not part wltb tbe broocb.
Tray, the boy, took It rrom Beecors
pocket when he met with that accident"—
"How do you know Tray?"
"Because I met him at Pasn*s office Severn I times when I was up. He
ran errands for Pasb before he became regularly employed. I saw that
Tray wus a devil of whom I could
mnke use. Oh, 1 know Tray, and I
know also Hokur, the Indian, wbo
placed the sugar on the counter. He
went to the shop to kill your father
at my request I wanted revenge and
tbe money. Hokar was saved from
starvation by my good mother. He
cume of the race of thugs, If you
know anything about tbem."
"Oh," moaned Sylvia, covering her
face again.
"Ah. you do. So much the better.
It will save my eiplalnlug, as there is
not much time left before your fool
arrives. Hokar snw thut 1 loved to
hurt living creatures, aud be taught
mc how to strangle cats and dogs and
things. No one knew but Hokar that
I killed them, and it was thought he
ate tbem. But he didn't I strangled
them liecause I loved to see them suffer and because 1 wished to learn how
ahe was arranging to prosecute Krlll
for bigamy.   I met Tray tbere.    He
told me be bad given the brooch to
Pash and that It waa In the Inner office.   My mother was talking to Pash !
within, and 1 chatted to Tray outside. |
I told Tray I wanted to kill Krlll and
that If he would help me I would give
htm a lot of money.   He agreed, for
he was a boy such as I was wben a
i girl—fond of seeing things suffer. You
i can't wonder at It In me," went on
j Miss Krill coolly.   "My grandmother
! was hanged for poisoning my grond-
i fatber, and I expect I Inherit the love
I of murder from her."
i    "I won't listen," cried Sylvia, shud-
j dering.
I "Oh, yes, you will. I'll soon be done,"
I went on her persecutor cruelly. "Well,
then, when I found Tray was like myself I determined to get the brooch
and hurt Krlll—hurt him as he hurt
me," Bhe cried vehemently. "Tray
told me of the cellar and of the Bide
passage. Wheu my motber and Pash
came out of the Inner office and went
to the door I ran in and took the
brooch. It was hidden under some
papers and bod escaped my mother's
eye.   But I searched till I got It   Then
I mode an appointment with Troy for
II o'clock at the corner of Gwynne
afreet I went back to Judson's hotel,
and my mother and I went to the theater. We had supper and retired to bed-
that Is, my mother did. We bad left
the theater early, as my mother had a
headache, and I had plenty of time.
Mother fell asleep almost Immediately. I went downstairs veiled and in
dark clothes. I slipped post the night
porter and met Tray. We went by the
side possage to the cellar: Thinking
we were customers, Krill let us In.
Tray locked the door, and I threw myself on Krill. He bad not been drinking much or I mlgbt not have mastered
him. As It was he was too terrified
wben he recognized me to struggle. In
fact, he fainted. With Tray's assistance I bound bis hands behind his
back, and then we enjoyed ourselves."
Sylvia rose and staggered to the door.
"No more—no more!"
Maud pushed her back Into ber chair.
"Stop where you nre, you whimpering
fool!" she snarled exultantly. "I hove
you safe." Theu she continued quickly nnd With another glance at th-fclock,
the long hand of which now pointed
to a quarter to 4. "With Tray's assistance I carried Krill up to the shop.
Tray found an auger and bored a hole
in th* Boor. Theu I picked up a coil
of copper wire which was being used
In packing things for Krill to make his
escape. I took it up. We laid Krlll's
neck over the hole and passed the wire
around his neck und through the hole.
Tray went down and tied a cross stick
on the end of the wire so that he could
put his weight on It when we stron-
"Oh, great heaven!" moaned Sylvia,
stopping her ears.
Maud bent over her and pulled her
hands away. "You shall hear, you
little beast," she snarled. "All the
time Krlll wns sensible. He recovered
his senses after he was hound. I prolonged bis agony ns much as possible.
When Trny went dowu to Bee after
the wire. I knelt beside Krlll nnd told
him that I knew I wns not his daughter; that I Intended to strangle him as
I bod strangled Lady Rachel. He
Bhrleked with horror. That wos the
cry you beard, you cat, and which
brought you downstairs. I never expected that," cried Maud, clapping her
hands. "That was a treat for Krlll 1
never Intended. I stopped bis crying
any more for assistance by pinning
his mouth together, as he had done
mine over twenty years before. Then
I sat beside him and taunted him. I
heard the policeman pass aud the
church clock strike tbe quarter. Then
I heard footsteps and guessed you
were coming. It occurred to me to
give you a treat by strangling the man
before your eyes and punish him more
severely, since the brooch stopped hlm
calling out—as It stopped me—me," she
cried, striking ber breast.
(To be Continued.)
Common Sense Rules That Will Benefit the Beasts.
A horse should be watered before
feeding and never given a large quantity of water after a meal, for tbe
simple reason that tbe water will
wash I be food out of tbe stomach before stomach digestion has taken place,
and tbe food will not be well prepared
for absorption, and, besides, it is sometimes the cause of colic.
There Is a popular idea that a warm
horse should not be allowed to drink,
and, unlike n great many otber popular ideas, there Is a little truth in it
If you water a warm horse in the ordinary way, letting him drink all that
he will, you are likely to have a foundered horse on your hands. Tbls 1b
especially so If, at the time, the borse
is fatigued. Nevertheless it is always
safe to allow him from six to teu swallows, no matter how warm he is. If
this be given on going luto tbe stable
and he be allowed to stand and eat
hay for an hour and is tben offered
wnler, he will not drink nearly so
much as he would bad none been given
The danger Is not In the first swallow, as we often hear It asserted, but
in tbe excessive quantities be will
drink if not restrained. The most
dangerous time to give a horse a full
draft is wben be bas cooled down from
fatiguing work and bas partaken of a
John Splan, tbe great trainer, writes:
"As to water, I think that a horse
should have all that he wants at all
times. A man says, 'Why, will you
give your horse water before a race'i"
i'es, before tbe race, in tbe race and
after the race and any otber time that
he wants to drink."
Do not tie your borse In a warm
stall, where he caunot get a drink for
live or six hours on a bot day, and then
take him to a pump and give him all
he wants. But give blm water often,
and In that way he will take only a
small quantity at a time.
After long, continuous exertion the
system Is greatly depleted of fluid.
Nature calls for Its replacement and
this is tbe cause of a thirst which
Is so Intense that if tbe animal Is not
restrained at the time he may drink
much more than be needs.
The general custom, almost universally followed, of giving tbe morning
meal before water Is not very objectionable either theoretically or
practically. At this time there is no
depletion of fluid; consequently tbe
horse is not very thirsty and does
not drink rapidly or excessively, and
apparently very little evil results from
this method. However, the writer
much prefers thnt the horse should
hnve nn opportunity to drluk before
the morning meal.
A professor in tbe Colorado Agricultural college suys It Is better to keep
horses, both summer nnd winter. In
au open shed, with a large tank in the
yard, than to tie them by tbe heads In
the barn.
Fruit Stones For Spring Planting.
Peach, cherry and plum stones
should be spread thin ou high, dry
ground In narrow rows and then covered wltb about six inches of fine
earth, wltb a little trench on each side
of tbe row to draw off the -surface
water. After the ground freezes a
little fine horse manure may be spread
over the frozen ground, Just enough
to cover the ground. If too much is
used It will make a harbor for mice
and ruts. Apple seed may be sown In
the Rnmc way, but will need a heavier
covering. These seed will sprout nnd
tnke root ns soon ns tbe weather turns
mild, wben tbey should be taken up
und planted out In rows.
Seem*. Millinery For the Pretty Summer Girls.
A little round pudgy hat In fine blue
chip bas a soft fold of fady blue velvet twisted around the crown and a
mass of small, fady pink brier roses at
one Bide.
A bat of pale hued straw, loosely
woven and dull finished, is in the
shape of a squat bandbox. For trimming It has a loosely adjusted band of
tbree Inch wide black velvet ribbon
tied In u perfectly flat bow at one side
—the kind of flat bow tbat adorns a
leather pump—and In front a great
beautiful full blown wnter Illy.
A high crowned fndy gray chip with
a nnrrow rolling brim is faced with
azalea pink satin. A coral pink feather
curls around the crown from an ornament of steel and coral in front of thu
, frenoij. DiiEss op lawk.
hat to the back, where it climbs over
the crown and flutters softly down toward the front, I be quintessence of
frcnklshness, but exquisite In coloring,
uud, tried on by a dark, piquant faced
girl, It was exceedingly becoming.
The dress Illustrated can be satisfactorily made from nuy sheer material
shown for summer wear. Copied lu
lawn, batiste, mull or gingham, li
could be trimmed with bands of embroidery aud edging to match. If the
frock is lutended for dressy wear li
would be pretty carried out in a floral
design In baiid embroidery on the
broad collar.       JUDIC CHOLLET.
A pattern of tbls dress may be had In
three sizes—for children from two to six
years ot age. Send 10 cents to this office,
giving number (4414), and tt will be
promptly forwarded to you by mail.
One of England's Leading Methodist»l
| Passes Away In London — Was!
I Thoroughly Conservative and He;
Fought For Old Standard In Hie'
Church — Held Many Important
Positions In His Church Societies.
' Dr. James Harrison Rigg, the great
Wesleyan minister, who died recently
at his residence, Brixton Hill, London, England, in his eighty-ninth,
; Dr. Rigg was born at Newcastle-on-
Tyne in 1821. His father, John Rigg,
waa a Wesleyan minister, and his
mother the daughter of another, so-
that young Rigg was, as it were, destined for the ministry. He was educated at. Kingswood School, and was
ordained in 1845. Twice was he
president of the Wesleyan Conference,
and he was also chairman of ther
Second London District for sixteen
years.    As  a   member   of   the   first
A Charming Spring Gown—Queer Combinations of the Season's Materials.
A very charming gown of powder
blue voile bad the sheath sleeves aud
celnture of satin of tbe same shade.
Tbe chic touch of tho costume wus in
tbe waistcoat of toile de Jouy  (ere-
School Board for London, he assisted'.
in drawing up the religious syllabus,
which worked so satisfactorily for'
many years. Among his colleagues
were Lord Lawrence, Mr. W. H.
Smith, Professor Huxley, and Mr. IL
The late divine held many important positions in the Wesleyan Methodist body, being treasurer of the
Wesleyan Missionary Society and
president of the Training College at,
Westminster for day school teachers.
He was also a vice-president of the
British and Foreign  Bible Society. -
Dr. Rigg was a Conservative, both
politically and theologically. He was'
a strong opponent to the admission
of laymen to the "Legal Hupdrod,"
which is the governing body of Wesleyan Methodism; and a supporter of
the Education Act of 1902. His correspondence with Cardinal Manning
revealod his intense antagonism to
the ordinary Nonconformist standpoint with regard In education. The
late "Hugh Price Hushes had many
conflicts with nr. Ricg nt. the conference nieetin The former wns
the editor of The Methodist Times,
the latter a director of The Methodist
Recorder, nnd their battles were continued in print, as well as on the
platform. But they always remained'
the best of friends, and now both are-
year.   I know how that Is to be done"
"Leave the room!"
"When  I   please,  not before.    You   	
listen to mc. I'm going to tell you | any more," she said imploringly
about the murder"- j    But she might as well have spoken
"Oh," sold Sylvia, taming pale, "what   to a granite rock.    "You ehnll bear
to strangle lu the way the thugs did."
Sylvia was sick with tcur and dis
Simplicity Itself,
"You nre not going lo make garden
again ibis spring, nre you?" asks tbe
fund wife of tbe brutal husband.
"1 certainly am," declares the brutal
husband, a look of stem determination
settling upon bis countenance.
"But last year your radishes came
up turnips nnd your onions came up
spinach and your sweet peas came up
corn. 1 should think that would discourage you."
"That's the womnn of It! This yenr
I will simply plant turnips and spinach
and corn and get the radishes and onions and sweet peas I waut."—Chicago
Illustrated Definitions.
Substitute For Clippers.
No longer will It be necessary for
I gardeners to crawl around on their
' bauds and knees with a pair of clippers to trim the grass along tbe walks.
An Indiana mini bus brought forwurd
u sod trimmer that does the work inn
fraction of the time required by the
old met bod und does.it better.   This
sod trimmer consists of n long handle
with a sharp metal blade ou tbe end.
From  the  longliudinnl  edges ot the
blade   wings   project,   curved   down-
***'     asssssssssssssssss-
"Raising vegetables."
do you mean':"
"Listen," suld the other, with a
taunting laugh. "You'll be white
enough before I've done with you. Do
you see this?" nnd she laid her finger
on her lips. "Do you sec this scar';
Krlll did tbat." Sylvia noticed tiiat
Khe did not speak of Krlll as ber fa
ther this time. "He pinned my tips
together when I wus a child with thut
Rushing Great Northern.
Vfcik on the Great Northern Kail
way -jU.S.A.) link from Michel, in th.
For cods sake, don't tell me | £°-^ »».Jo ^nlg^ho.
With until completed.
Cunning of  the  Fox
A fox on emergency will sham ds»th
to perfection   A master of hounds in
England once noosed a fox in a whip
as  ho  bolted   before  a terrier    The
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everything."   said   Maud   relentlessly.
"I asked Hokar to strangle Krlll.   Ho
went to the shop, hut when he saw
thot Krlll had only one eye he coijld ( .
not offer hlin to the goddess Bbowu-1 fox appeared to have been strangled.
nee.   He ca.no to me at Judson'B bo-   When held up by the scruff of the
tel after he left the sugar on .he conn- j neck his S^JflSJ^jgj
He was
.,    ..„. ,.„.„„„, „    ground, only
I did not know what to do.    I wen. , ^ da((h off w COTC,rti
u-itb mv ejuilier tu Push's ollice when
el after he left the sugar on the coun-■ neck bis eyes were aeenro n
er and told me the goddess wool* jot £p  ^.ItetU''
icnept Ihe oDcrlng of a maimed mun. . ^       d   ,    „„ (hc
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ward so as to enter the earth for a
short distance nnd guide the blade,
which cuts ihe crass as It skims close
to the ground. A lawn mower will not
cut grass neut.ly along the borders of
walks or close to the house line, ns
the wheels project several Inches beyond the blades. Heretofore It was
necessary lo do all this work by hand
wllh clippers, nnd It took ns much
lime as ll did to mow the whole lawn
sometimes more. With the sod trim
mer tbe grass is not only cut neatly,
hut Hie guiding hlndes separate the
sod from ihe wall; and leave a clean
Will Advertise Canada.
That the great congress of the International Council of Women to he
held in Toronto in June next, nt
which delegates will be present from
twenty-three countries of the world,,
will be a great advertisement for
Canada is evident. That this fact is
realized is shown by the generous
grants of money which the Dominion
and Ontario Governments have given
to the National Council of Canada,
in whose hands nre the arrangements.
Miss N. Edwards, the most succ-uss-
lul poultry fanner in Great Britain,
will be present and will give an address at the congress. Miss Edwards
has a large poultry farm at Cnaley,
which exports stock all over the-
world. Another of the speakers will
be Miss Wilkinson, head of the Swan-
ley Ho-ticulturnl College ot Swanley,
Kent. Miss Wilkinson will speak on
horticulture us a profession for wo-
, men. The arrangements have been
j completed for a trip to Niagara Falls
' to be given the delegates to the congress. This excursion will hot he
confine to the official delegates, tofho
number over two hundred, but will
include uny other visitors who wish'
to go. The date decided upon isi
June 23rd.
tonne), outlined with black and sur-
mounted wltb a gulmpe of alternate
rows of tucked net and lace.
A peculiar feature of present day
fashions Is the combination of thick
and thin mnterlals.
Lawn blouses trimmed with luce and
embroidered medallions, wltb tucked
nnd lace sleeves, are to be had foi
The frock illustrated Is simple and
easy to make. The skirt Is gored and
finished with a band. The wnlst can
be made with either high or low neck
nnd long or short sleeves. The model
Is cnrrlcd out In delft blue linen and
trimmed with bands of white, but,the
color scheme could he reversed If preferred JUDIC CHOLLET.
Scarcely Sociable.
' Recently at a dinner party the conversation turned upon the subject of
;cluba. The special features of the
Athenaeum were referred to with
'great respect, and then J. M. Barrie,
who was the only member of that
August club who happened to be present,  intervened.
- "After having been elected by the
jAthenaeum Club," he said. "I went
there for flie first time, and looked
about for the smoking-room. An old
man with long, white hair wns wandering in a lonely way about the hall.
I asked him if he would be so kind
:as to tell me the way to the smoking-
room. He agreed with ulacrity. When
:we' returned to the hall I thanked
him heartily, when he begged me to
do him the honor of dining with him.
!'But, my dear sir,' I said, 'you have
.been far too kind to me already. I
cannot think of imposing myself upon
you in this fashion.'
" 'Imposing    yourself!'    exclaimed
;the old man in an eager voice.   'On
be  doing me
the contrary, you will
, Ithc greatest favor in the world; the
A pattern of this dress may be had In i ,act j    I have belonged to this club
three  slzes-for   girls  from   fourteen    o - - and Me  the  flrst
,«rB",:^ *>» «** ^ to
win be promptly forwarded to you by   -tiie!
Mr. R. L. Borden, in the Standard of
Empire,   Replies   to   an   Article
Which Gives the American View of
the Relations Between Canada and
the   Mother   Country—The   True
Position of the Canadian People
London—Mr. R. L. Borden, in an
article in the Standard of    Empire
calls  attention to  striking misstatements regarding Canada, contained in
a recent trca-tise entitled, "The Struggle for American Independence." Mr
Sidney George Fisher, the author of
the treatise, declared   that   English
colonists are   "still at   best exactly
what John Adams and Hamilton over
a hundred years    ago    described as
political slaves,"' and that the control
of the British government over Canada is far more absolute than it was
before the American revolution.
Mr. Borden describes these attempts
as amazing misconceptions, and proceeds to outline the constitutional relations between Canada and the motherland, in reference to which he writes
as follows:
"Founded upon the endowment of
perfect and civil religious liberty,
maintaining the full powers of self-
government, molded by recognized
conventions attending growth and de
velopment strengthened both by senti
ment and by interest, the voluntary
and happy ties which bind Canada to
the empire, are not weaker, at least
than those which might be invoked to
retain any state within the union.
"Growth and development cannot he
stayed. New conditions would evolve
which might entail new duties ant'
new responsibilities. But the great
races to which the Canadian people
trace their ancestry have never been
prone to neglect opportunity or to
avoid responsibility, and the outlook
has broadened. In the consciousness
of her vast possessions and wonderful
resources, in realizing and utilizing
her wealth of opportunity for material
development, Canada will not fail to
turn her eyes to loftier ideals. To accomplish the wise and just solution of
social and economic problems of vital
concern and fundamental significance
to build up within their borders a
virile population animated by an intelligent patriotism to maintain high
standards nnd ideals in public and
private life, to stand for truth ond
justice, and to make peace among the
nations of the earth to march with the
Bister nations of the empire in the
vanguard of civilization; this will be
the higher task of the Canadian
New Rule for Civil Servants
Ottawa.—While there may a tendency on the part of a few members of
the civil service to resist the government's new regulation regarding the
hours of labor, the majority are expected to fall in line. The new rule is
not yet brought into iorce in all departments, but where it has it has
been generally obeyed. If the attendance book is not signed before 9.15 it.
is taken away and the names of the
absentees noted. At the end of each
quarter a conduct rejiort is made to
the civil service commissioners and
the deliquents lose their chance of
promotion. As many of the civil servants had made arrangements for the
summer months which necessitated
their departure hy train before 5
o'clock, it is probable that in many
cases the rule will not be rigidly enforced until the autumn.
Experimental Farm Stations for West
Ottawa.—Three new agricultural experiment stations are to bo located in
Western Canada this summer, and
G. F. O'Hallornn, deputy minister of
agriculture, has left Ottawa for the
purpose of locating them. It was announced by the minister of agriculture
last session thnt one of these stations
would be located in Northern Aiberta
or British Columbia, one in the inlnnd
fruit district of British Columbia, and
oue on Vancouver Island. Mr. O'Hal-
loran will be accompanied by Duncan
Anderson, land expert of the department, and will lie joined in the west.
by Dr. Saunders, superintendent of
experimental farms.
Imperial Conference of Great Value
Wellington, N. Z —In addressing
the students of Canterbury college,
Lord Plunkett, governor of New Zealand, said he believed thnt the conference to be held in London to discuss
tiie question of imperial defence will
prove to be the most valuable colonial
conference ever held if it is true that
the spirit of unity and real readiness
for self sacrifice existed in the empire
to-day as he believed it did.
Famine In China
Shanghai.—A severe drought in
Kingau, Anhwei, Honnn and Shanghai, seriously threatens crops. These
districts were seriously affected four
years ago.
Dominion Day in England
London.—Tbe Dominion Day banquet on July 1 will be held at the
linperinl International exhibition,
Shepherd's Bush. Lord Strathcona
will preside.
Count Postpones the Flight
Berlin.—On account of injuries to
his balloon Count Zeppelin has been
forced to postpone bis invitation for
members of the Reichstag to mnke
ascensions with him.
After Spending Twenty Years at Molo.
kai Island Patients Found Free
From the Disease
Honolulu—After some of them had
Bpent twenty years of their life in' the
leper settlement on the island of Molo-
kai, ten supposed lepers were declared
to be free of the disease after examination. Eleven persons were brought to
Honolulu for examination at the instance of the legislative committee.
Two are boys of six and seven years,
but the others vary in age from 27
to 79.
Only one of the eleven re-examined
was found to have leprosy, hut some
of the older freed patients will petition to he returned to the island of
Molokai because they have been shut
out from the world and their friends
for so long that they have nowhere
else to go.
A few of the patients were sent to
the settlement before the bacteriological test for leprosy was discovered,
and it is believed in some, cases a natural cure has been effected.
Nineteen other supposed lepers will
be brought from the settlement for reexamination in a short time.
For  Discussion  by  Boards of Trade
Medicine Hat.—John T. Hall, secret.
ary of the associated boards of trade of
Western Canada, reports resolutions
received as follows for submission to
the annual convention which is to be
held at Saskatoon June 15,16 and 17.
Calgary—Desirable immigration, location of townsites under government
supervision, Canadian trade agents in
other countries, bulk sales act, single
tax, discontinuance of bonus system
by municipalities, standing in British
Columbia of companies from other
Edmonton—Conservation of natural
-resources, exemption allowed ex-
ecutive debtors, parks in hew subdivisions, general insolvency act, fraud
under exemption ordinance, following
up resolutions passed by convention
wrongful use of name "board of
trade," insurance companies compelled to make proper returns, traffic
bridges and railways, reforestation
appointment of commission to adopt
new lien law, express companies to
be compelled to deliver to all parts
of cities ond towns.
Lethbridge — Uniform municipal
act or charter for Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta.
Medicine Hat—Board of trade supported from municipal rates, provincial recognition and grant to associated boards of trade of Western Canada,
Moose Jaw—Settlement of freight
claims, exorbitant freight rates . on
coal, endorsntion of Canadian exposition and Selkirk centennial, further
action by federal government to prevent coal mining strikes, endorsation
of daylight saving bill, hail insurance. ,
Prince Albert—Navigation of North
Saskatchewan river, reciprocal arrangements between railway companies re passengers and checking of
Raymond—Excessive express charges on Alberta railway and irrigation
companies lines.
Swift Current—Creditor in suit entitled to costs, exemption too brood,
horticultural exemption from execution and excessive sheriff's and registrar's fees, mechanics' lien—extension
of time, lien notes and chattel niort-
Wolseley—Transfer of passengers,
express and freight, at junction points
of competing railways.
Women Come as Delegates
London.—Nearly 70 delegates • re.
presenting Grent. Britain to the Inter
national Council of Women, convening shortly in Toronto, sailed on the
Lnurentian lust week.
G. T. P. Employes are Dissatisfied
Winnipeg.—The operating employes
of the Grand Trunk Pacific railway
comprising lue engineers, firemen
conductors and brakemen, on the Superior branch and the line from Winnipeg west to the end of the steel
have applied to the department of
labor for the appointment of n board
of conciliation and investigation, as
the result of a dispute witli the company.
This action hns been taken with the
object of securing n working agreement, nnd follows upon a refusal of
the company to receive a committee
of the men to discuss the question of
n schedule of rates nnd conditions of
At present there is no working
agreement between the men and the
conipnny, and the conditions under
which train crews have been employee)
are said to have varied on different
pnrts of the line.
A bulletin issued on April 22 and
corning into force on Mav 1 sets out the
rates of pay and certain conditions.
but the men claim that a working
agreement between them and the
company should he adopted setting
forth fully the conditions of employment and following upon the lines of
the schedules of the C. P. R. and
other older established roads.
Conductor Thrown From Train
Calgary.—As the result of an ncol-
dent to tiie train which left here for
Edmonton on Mondny afternoon. Conductor Pettit, one of the best known
railroad men in Calgary, is now in the
General hospital. He is badly injured. The accident occurred about,
midway between Carstairs anil Cross-
field. The train was travelling at
about thirty miles an hour, when with,
out any warning the colonist car,
which was in the middle of the train,
jumped the track and tore along on
the ties. Conductor Pettit. who was
standing on one of the platforms at
the time, was thrown from the train
with terrific force, and was found lying badly wounded and with his head
bleeding from nbout a dozen different
cuts, after the train had stopped. Several passengers and others of the train
crew were also bruised and cut.
Douglas to be Sent Back
London.—0.  C.  Douglas,    charged
with fraudulent conversion nl money
in  Cnlgarv,  wos ordered- to he sent
back to Canada to stand trial.
Most Representative Gathering of
Newspaper Men Ever Held, at
Which One Thousand Journalists
of United Kingdom Meet in Honor
of Colonial Delegates to the Imperial Press Conference
London.—The most representative
gathering of .British newspaper men
ever held occurred here on Saturday
evening at the Garden club at Shep-
pard's Bush, when one thousand journalists of the United Kingdom gave a
banquet in honor of ,the 57 colonial
delegates to tile imperial press congress that opened at the foreign
office on Monday. While the
Londoners predominated, every section of the British Isles sent a delegate to welcome the colonial visitors,
who have come to London from all
corners of the empire.
Three pnncipal subjects to be discussed are: "Cable news and press inter-communication," when Lord Crewe
will preside, and Postmaster General
Buxton and Austin Chamberlain will
be among the speakers.
"The press and the empire," under
the presidency of the first lord of the
admiralty, Reginald McKenna, who
will be supported by the foreign secretary, Sir Edward Grey, Lord Cromer,
Lord Esher and Alfred Lyttleton.
There will be a second discussion of
this same subject under the chairmanship of A. J. Balfour, assisted by War
Secretary Haldane and Lord Roberts,
and "Journalism and literature," with
Lord Morley in the chair, and Augustine Birrell, Winston Churchill and
Lord Milner among the speakers.
The colonial visitors, rivetting their
attention on the first of these three
subjects, will make a strong plea for
the reduction of cable rates and the
laying of a government cable across
the Atlantic, as suggested by Mr.
Lemieux, the postmaster general of
Canada, thus linking up the United
Kingdom, Canada, Australia and New
Zealand by an all-red line. A movement will be started also for the establishment of an imperial press association and the interchange of news between the colonies and England.
The arrangements for the entertainment of the visitors are varied and
include a garden party for them by
tbe Prince and Princess of Wales,
wliich will be attended by the King
ami Queen; an army review at Alder
shot and a naval review at Spithead,
this last to be followed by a fortnight's tour of England and Scotland.
Lord Burnham presided at the
banquet. Lord Roseberry delivered
the speech of welcome to the pressmen
and the reply was made by Sir Hugh
Graham, of Montreal.
.In his address, Lord Roseberry, re.
ferring to the forthcoming visit to the
fleet nt Spithead by the delegates,
characterized the present situation in
Europe as ominous. There was an absence of questions, which ordinarily
might be expected to lead to war, he
said, yet the threatening and overpowering preparations for war were unprecedented in history. He was confident of the powers of England to
meet any reasonable conjunction of
powers, but when he saw this bursting out of navies he was uneasy regarding the outcome.
Lord Roseberry asked the delegates
to carry the message that responsibility rest on every man of the empire,
and to tell the colonists how Europe
is arming and the greatness of the
pressure on this little island.
Sir Hugh Graham, proprietor of the
Montreal Star, responding to Lord
Roseberry's toast, "Our Guests," snid
that tiie colonial press was responsible
for the wave of sentiment wliich is
sweeping the outlying portions of thi!
empire and marks an important era
in the attitude of the people towards
imperial interests.
Canada, he said, for long years hnd '
sponged   on   the mother country for
protection, and was too mean to offer
to pay its share, hut a change was im-1
pending.      Inspired by the pluck of j
New Zealand  nnd  Australia,     which
were always in the van. Canada was
now sending delegates to discuss the j
question of the defence    of    Great
Britain.   If wise statesmanship gov, !
crned the delegates in the discussion, j
it meant u new and important step in
the safeguarding of imperial interests.
Canada at Seattle
Winnipeg.—A magnificent exhibition of Canadian grains in the sheaf
which was prepared at Winnipeg, is
being shown at the Seattle exposition.
A carload wns sent early in the season
from the exhibit branch of the immigration ofllce, and the display at the
coast city is in charge of the department of agriculture. The Canadian
Paoific railway is also exhibiting
grains grown along its lines.
A few days ago a carload of exhibits
wns sent to .1. Obed Smith, the British
commissioner, for distribution in
Great Britain. The advertising work
of tills Winnipeg department cue.-;
along steadily, and the output of exhibits which are prepared by several
men, are distributed broadcast
throughout the world.
Meeting of Emperor William and Emperor Nicholas Will Probably
Have Good Results
St. Petersburg.—A meeting between
Emperor William and Emperor
Nicholas has been arranged and will
take place iu the waters of the Finnish
The exact date of the meeting will
probably be June 17. The German i
emperor will arrive on the imperial!
yacht Hoheuzzollern, while the Em- \
peror Nicholas will be aboard the j
Standart, accompanied by M. lswol-
sky, the foreign minister, and Admiral
Voeyodsky, minister of marine.
The news of the proposed interview
between   the   sovereigns   coming   so ■
soon after the settlement of the Bal- [
kan crisis, has aroused eager specu-1
lation among the diplomats at    St.
Petersburg.   It was supposed in some I
quarters    that    German    mediation, i
which had ended the crisis, had left j
more heritage   of   bitterness    which
would   estrange   the   two monarchs 1
and lead Russia to identify herself i
more   closely   with Great   Britain's j
continental policy.
The meeting, which, according lo
some reports, has been arranged on
the initiative of Emperor Nicholas, is
taken to mean that Russia prefers an
amicable arrangement with Germany
to the doubtful issue of an antagonistic policy. If, Emperor William also
meets President Fallieres, as reported
from Berlin, the European situation
may be regarded .as entering upon a
decidedly peaceful phase.
After meeting the German Emperor,
Emperor Nicholas will go to Stockholm, probably on June 6. He will
then return to Peterhoff, where during the early days of July he will rp.
ceive King Frederick of Denmark.
His majesty will then proceed to Poltava. The emperor will then depart
by sea for a visit to France and England, and probably Italy. The plans
of this trip are held in the deepest
secrecy, but elaborate preparations
ore already being taken to prevent
tampering with the railway lines to
Poltava. Forty-eiglft thousand troops
will be stationed along the route dur-
ine the journey.
The military attaches of the various
embassies and legations have been invited to accompany his majesty, but
no diplomatic representatives.
Premier Cannot Get the People's Representatives to Support the
Church and State Idea
St. Petersburg.—Premier Stolypin
spoke in the duma in defence of the
government's draft of a law dealing
with the matter of changing from one
faith to„ another and against the modifications removing all restrictions introduced in committee. He said that
the emperor, as head of the orthodox
church, could not suffer backsliding
from the orthodox to non-Christian
beliefs, and that if such amendments
are incorporated the bill would be
vetoed. Continuing, he defined the relations between church and state. He
conceded that the church enjoyed full
independence in matters of creed and
dogma, but insisted on state control
His speech was a brilliant effort, but
it fell upon cold ears, and brought out
no applause. The premier for the first
time in the history of the third duma
found himself fighting for a lost cause
before an adverse house.
The classing by the premier of persons of the Jewish faith and Mohammedans with heathens excited indignation among the Centrists and' Progressives, many of whom are Jews and
Canadian Export Grain Trade
Vancouver, B. C—The Canadian
wheat export trade has just been advised that severe drought conditions j
exist in Mexico, with the result that
there is every probability of a large
export of wheat to that country
through the port of Vancouver during
the fall. This wheat will be Alberta
red winter, and it may be expected to
start moving shortly after the harvest,
provided the Mexican government reduces the duty as it did last season.
.Recording to the estimate made by
transportation companies who have
been recently in touch with both the
Mexican market and the Canadian export trade between 20,000 and 30.000
tons of wheat will be shipped to Mexico if the import duty of thnt country
is reduced. ft is reported that largely
because of the expectation of a pood
grain carrying trade between Vancouver and Mexico tiie Canadian
Mexican Steamship company operating he steamers Lonsdale and Georgia,
is negotiating for two larger steamers
which will he better suited to the
trade wliich has been developed by the
pioneer vessels of the route.
Macleod Bridge Opened
Macleod—The new $50,000 bridge
across the Old Man fiver was formally
opened on Tuesday afternoon by
Lieutenant Governor Bulyea.
The town celebrated the occasion in
gny festivities. Stores atjd factories
were closed, and a general half holiday was declared.
Amongst those at the opening were
Lieut. Governor Bulyea, Hon. A. C.
Rutherford, Hon. W. H. Gushing,
Hon. Mr. Finlay, J. Herron, M.P.; C.
Warnock, M.P.P.; A. W. Woolf,
M.P.P.; H. J.'McLean, M.P.P.; Mai-
colm Mackenzie, M.P.P.; C. Genge,
M.P.P., and many others.
The town was nicely decorated along
the procession route to the bridge.
The tape was cut by Lieut. Governor
Bulyea, who declared the bridge open.
Afterwards n reception v.as held in the
court house.
In the evening a banquet wns held
in the town hall, there being over 200
guests present. Lieut. Gov. Bulyea
congratulated Macleod on having such
a fine bridge, and spoke in glowing
terms of the south's future.
Wheat Shipned from  East to Texas
New York.—For the first time in his
tory wheat jins been shipped back
from New York to the west for con.
sumntion. Recent inquiries hnve been
received from ns far nway as Texas
for New York red wheat. Already two
boat loads are en route from here to
Buffalo, four more nre loading, nnd
some shipments hnve been made bv
rail. This unusual action is made
possible by the great, scarcity of cosh
wheat all through the west.
Georgian Bay Canal Far in the Future
Ottawa.—It is understood that the
government will not reply this year to
Sir Robert Perks' proposal tp build
the Georcian Bay canal in return for
n government guarantee of the bonds
issued, with government control of
rates and the option of taking over the
canal at cost at any time. The government will adhere to the policy already announced by Sir Wilfrid Laurier, of declining to incur further heavy
obligations until the revenue is more
Buffalo Nearly All Corralled
Spokane, Wash.—Howard Douglas
and Alexander Ayotte, the former superintendent of Western Canadian
parks and the latter Canadian immigration agent, have arrived in Mis.
soula from the Pablo range, where
they have been superintending the
rounding up of the herd of 300
buffalo which they expect to ship to
the Canadian parks from Ravalli
Most of the buffalo are now corralled
on the. range, and, according to Mr
Douglas, the work of hauling the hig
corral at Ravalli, from which point
shipment will be made, will be started
Saturday and the herd will be placed
on tiie curs in about two weeks.
The hauling will be done by teams
The buffalo go directly to the buffalo
park, 120 miles east of Edmonton, Al
bcrln, and where the Canadian govern
ment now has a herd. The whole of
this bison herd was sold by Pablo
early last year, after the United
States had refused to take the animals
to stock the national park. Last year
the herd broke loose after being herded to one corral, and it was deemed
expedient to adopt different measures
in rounding up the bunch this year.
Cannibalism Justified
London.—A   Scientific   justification
for cannibalism  was  propounded  by
Dr. F. Gowland Hopkins in nn address
at the royal institution.
"What would be the most efficient
protein for men?" lie asked.
"Clearly, although not a point of
prncticnl dietetics, the most sensible
person in this connection is the ennni
bill. In consuming his own kind he
is eating exactly the right stuff
Though it may seem a gruesome experience, a worker in Heidelberg bas
just lately testified to thut point. He
found that a dog. when fed with dog
was able to do with a much smaller
quantity of protein thnn when fed
with other protein whatever. Ther;- is
u chemistry of species, nnd the nearer
the two species nf animal are together
the more necessary does the chemistry
of their bodies agree,"
Conciliation Board Preparing Report
Macleod.—The conciliation board
has finished its investigations at the
different mines in Alberta nnd eastern
British Columbia. They decided that
conditions in Canmore, Bnnkhead and
Lethbridge were not different from
those which prevailed in the mines
which were examined. For that reason they thought that a visit of examination would be unnecessary.
Chemists' Next Meeting
London.—Thp next International
congress of applied chemistry will be
held in Washington in 1912. The
con-.'ress in London just closed by
adopting a mass of resolutions advising international inquiry nnd action
in the matter of many of the subjects
discussed during the meeting.
Britain Investigates U.S. Tax System
London.—The government has is.
sued elaborate consular reports obtained at thp request of Sir Edward
Grey, the foreign secretary, on the
taxation of land .values in New York,
Boston, San Francisco and Clevolan I-
Thp reports cover the amount of taxation, the niPtbnds of levying it. and
thp pffpet on rpal estate transactions. 1
They will he rpad with the great, st
interest, liore in connection witli the!
proposed new taxes, and doubtless
werp obtained for Chancellor Lloyd- \
Qporre's guidance in framing the
'mdget. I
British Women to Canada
London.—The British women's emi- '
gration report states that 417 e.ni- I
grants werp sent to Canada last year, '
Repayments from emigrants assisted
it points out, have been most satisfactory.
Oliver Expected at the Coast
Vancouver.—Hon. Frank Oliver
according to a report, here, will lpave
Edmonton shortly on a three months' i
trip through the Ppace River country j
nnd northern British Columbia', He
may come overland to Prince Rupert. |
Western Crop Report Most Favorable
Winnipeg.—The conditions of the
IU011 crop is excellent, according to the
C. P. II. report this week, and the
farmers of Western Canada ore looking forward to securing a big harvest
All the wheat has been sown, ond the
percentage of barley, oats and flux
that remains to be put in is small
Reports from all points regarding the
growing conditions are excellent
Ideal growing weather prevails and
light rains and warm weather have
done an enormous amount of work in
bringing up Ihe grain. In a great
mnny places thp whpat is reported
eight inches high, nnd in the more
backward points it is from two to
lour indies high.
Aerecment to Restrict Pelagic Sealing
Victoria, B. C.—Negotiations are re-
ported to lie in progress through
James llryce, British ambassador nt
Washington, between the Dominion
aiid Imperial governments and the
I'tiitcd Stab's for an arrangement regarding pelagic sealing. According to
letters received by local sealers the
arrangements nre for a suspension of
pelagic sealing probably for several
seasons, Ihe pelagic scalers being
compensated for their loss as a result
uf the closing of the industry lo them
Government is Sending a Customs In-
spector   to   Supervise Regulations
Regarding the Bonding of Canadian
Goods in Transit Through Mexico-
May Ship Grain by New Route to
Very Good Advantage
Montreal.—The possibilities  of  the
Tehuantepec railway over tho Isthmus
of Mexico, as a substitute for Canada's
transcontinental freight carrying system, especially wheat, dawned upon
the government, and they have sent a
customs inspector, Mr. David Martin
of Toronto, to supervise tho customs
regulations regarding the bonding of
Canadian goods   in   transit through
Mexico.   He left on the Bornu from
On the Atlantic coast the Elder-
Dempster line has been subsidized by
the government to maintain a service
to the Port of Mexico, and the Canada,
Mexico and Pacific Steamship company on the western coast, thus completing, with the Tehuantepec railway
a half loop between Montreal and
Vancouver. Mr. Campbell, manager
of the local agency of the Elder-Dempster line, sai<! that tons of freight that
formerly went from eastern ports
through Montreal to the west, were
now being shipped on the Bornu nnd
other vessels of the Mexican service
through Mexico nnd up the Pacific
coast to their western destination.
Mr. Campbell said that Montreal
merchants were now shipping their
goods over the new route and so saving from 25 to 30 per cent, on freight
He pointed out that owing to the
high transcontinental rates manufacturers in the east hove little chance
to compete successfully with European ogencies in Western Canada
They sent their goods around thn
Horn, nnd although the shipment
takes longer, it is much cheaper, and
enobles them to underbid Canadians
on Canadian territory.
The Tehuantepec National Railway
was constructed by Sir Weetman Pearson and the Mexican government
across the Isthmus of Tehuantepec between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans,
a distance of 1C0 miles. No less
than six lines of steamers are now
being operated on the Pncific const
lict'"een South and North America
making Saiinn Cruz their terminus,
transporting thousands of tons of
canto destined to Canada, United
States, Great Britain nnd the continent.
Grand Forks to Winnipeg by Steamer
Winnipeg.—A lnrge party of business men from Grand Forks and other
North Dakota towns arrived here on
Tuesday evening by stenmcr, and were
welcomed by mnny river craft and
thousands of citizens. It was the
first trip made hy steamer between
Grand Forks anil Winnipeg in twenty-
eight yenrs. The object, of the trip ,is
to impress the United States Congress
with the feasibility of the Red river
as nn avenue of commerce, and to
secure a large annroprintion for its
improvement. With St. Andrews
locks about completed, navigation will
be'possible for steamers right through
lo the bend of Lake Winnipeg, a distance of five hundred miles.
German Admiral Scouts Idea of War
Vancouver.—"War between England
anil Germany, and an invasion of the
British Isles. Such talk is the greatest nonsense I pvpr heard of. Who in
their right senses could imagine such
a tiling? I cannot help but he amuspd
at, the groundless alarm crentpd in
England over the German n'<thtninrp
Surely the phenomenal success of the
recent melodrama, "An Englishman's
Home," produced iu London and else
where, cannot be ascribed to a real.
belief nmong the English people tha*.
Germany intends tn do away with the
Britisli Isles sump fine night and sub.
merge them nt the bottom of the Atlantic.   Is it not funny?"
So remarked Admiral Coerper. of
Hie German navy. He camp over on
Ihe Mokurn and is en route lo Hum
Unperlornted Stamps to be Issued
Ottawa.-The postoffice department
will issue sheets of imperforated post-
nun- stninns within a fortnight or three
weeks. These are fur the purpose of
accommodating stamp-vending machine operators nnd fur similar uses
Tln-ie has been a rumor that Canada
will shortly issue a six-cent stamp
but tbe ilepiirltiii-.it snys this is untrue.
Welcome Cinadian Artillerymen
London.—It is believed the National Artillery association will welcome Ihe Canadian offer to send a'
detnehni""t nf artillerymen across in
1010. The association will also consider the [eosibility of inviting nn Australian team.
Doukhobors Moving to B. C.
Broadview.—A    spcond    party    of
Doukhobors numbering   472    passed
tlirniieh hero in prairie schooners' on
their way to Waterloo, B. C.
Thaw Stays in Asylum
New York.—The appelate division of
the supreme court bus upheld inferior
judgments that Harry K. Thaw must,
remain in tin- state asylum for the
criininai insane
C-.ir Will   Visit  King  Edward
St.   Petersburg.—Emperor  Nicholas
will visil  King Kdwnrd at I'nwcs on
August ". returning the visit of the
King In lleval n year nun.
Crops Were Never Better
New York.—W. ('. Brown, president
of the New Ynrk Central, after a Irip
through the west, stales thnt "never
has June I s.en n belter outlook for
farm crops than it dues now." THE   REPORTER,   NEW   MICHEL,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA.
Thinking of
i Something Elsei I
Copyrighted,    1909,   by   Associated
Literary Press.
"Whatever you do. Sue," said Dr,
Jobn Murray's, wife, half laughing,
halt angry, "don't you ever marry an
abseiiluilnded man. A man that Is always thinking of something else,' like
that big husbund of mine, may be wonderfully guud at his profession, be-
cause that's what be's always thinking about, but he is surely a domestic
trial at times."
Mrs. .Murray laughed, ber III nature
having evaporated completely under
the beat of her little outburst Her
visitor, Susuu Uurlund, luugbed witb
her, for Dr, Murray's wonderful rents
In bis fits of obstruction were famous.
"Wby. Sue," continued Mrs. Murray,
luughiug gayly at the recollection, "do
you remember wben I bad that touch
of rheumatic fever? One night when
1 was burning with thirst 1 woke John
and said to blm, 'John, if you don't
get me a drink of water quick 1 don't
know tbat I'll live till morning.'
"He got up. sort of dazed, walked
over to the mantelpiece and came back
to me holding out un empty vase. 1
wanted a drink of water thnt much
'that 1 bung on to my pullence uutll
he was wide awake and knew what 1
was talking about. Tben he went to
the refrigerator aud came buck witb a
gloss brimming full of good cold water. But, If you will believe It, Sue,
he Just stood tbere looking ut me, and
before 1 could sny u word that man
drank every drop of tbat water blmself wltb me glaring holes through
bim. I declare, It makes me angry to
this day!"
Mrs; Murray ran to tbe foot of the
atalra aud called out; "Hurry up, now,
John! Sue and I are both wultiug.
You will Und your evening clothes laid
'out for you in tbe bedroom, aud there
Isn't any time to lose."
Miss Sue aud Mrs. Jobn sat down to
talk. They exhausted their store of
.hew gossip after awhile nnd began to
ttdget "Goodness," said Mrs. Murray
at last, looking at her watch, "that
man must have done something foolish! It can't be taking blm all this
time to dress!"
Or, John bad done nothing foolish.
He had done something ratber wise.
Be waa sound asleep In bed.
Miss Sue overheard some very active
and excited conversation carried on
exclusively by Mrs. Murray. At last
'tbe deep bass of her busband resounded. "My dear," sold Dr. Jobn, "don't
you know anything about the wonderfully powerful control tbat habit bas
■over all the species of tbe animal kingdom? When I began to undress wasn't
It natural for me to keep right on and
get luto bed? Of course it was,"
"No, flue; don't you ever marry an
abeentmlnded man," said Mrs. Murray
•Impressively when they drove away at
last with Dr. Jobn safely opposite
"Aa long aa he Isn't too obsentmlnd-
«d to attend the wedding, Sue," chuckled Dr. Jobn, "you tuke him, provided
hla name Is Dick Kendall."
Hue was glad tbat tbe darkness bid
i her blushes.
"Dick is going to do something great
In chemistry, I do believe," suld Dr.
'John. "There's his compound of phos-
"A wife wants something besides
your old phosphates and otber III smelling things." said Mrs. Murray. "Dick
Kendall is as bad as you are. Be's
Just aa likely os not to come to the
dance tonight wltb his old laboratory
coat on."
Dick Kendall did not fulfill Mrs.
Murray's dark prophecy literally, but
be did so In effect It Is true tbat he
wna soberly and blamelessly clad In
ilia evening clothes, being correctly attired even to the tie, but tbe tont en-
aemble was somewbut marred by the
sad fart thut he had a potent leather
pump on one foot and a bright russet
shoe on the other.
Sue blushed, and then she flushed,
and then she grew angry as tbe titters
and smiles ran around tbe room wben
unconscious Dick hurried forward to
meet ber.
She was not a young woman given
to exaggerate trifles, but she was not
a stole philosopher either. No doubt It
Is a small thing tn have one's evening
pleasure marred u bit, but It seems unduly Importunt nt the time.
Luckless Dick was doomed to further disgrace. He hnd barely repaired
the disaster of the shoes by sending o
messenger posthaste to his home for
the other pump when something worse
During a waits, when Mlaa Sue was
his partner, somebody brushed against
Dick. There wus n sharp crackling of
broken glass, and the next instant the
couple wns wreuthed In beautiful violet smoke thut gruduully filled tbe
Nobody hnd leisure or desire to observe tbe beauty of Its color though.
It wus so Instantly suffocating tbut
tbere wns a mud, wild rush for doors
and French windows.
The sccldent lilted Sue's cup, and It
brimmed over-only a little, but too
much. In her linger she stumped her
font and cried; "Dick Kendall, your
abseiitmlniledness apparently extends
only to me und not to your profession.
It Is plain that you care more for
chemistry thnn for me, and It would
he a thousand pities to disturb your
She stripped tbe ring from her fln'.-er.
nnd be look it In bewildered silence.
Before he could reply she had turned
her bnck and the neit moment was
walking up the corridor with Ulck'j
pet aversion. Charles Maule, whom
everybody called "the model Maul,"
la apt description of bis mental equipment
Miss Pup's words had been uttered
In the hearing of many persons. Next
day the news of the broken engagement was all over town
Dick tried to placate the girl, but
with characteristic lack of policy ba
did not wait for her anger to cool on*.
The result wus that tbe breach seemed
dual to him. In his simplicity he believed every angry word she said and
did not realize thut tbe girl wus eager
to forgive us soon us she hud puulsbed
blm a little.
Dick was absentmlnded about little
things, hut nut about great ones. Wltb
ii heart full to breukiug, he made bis
preparations to leave the place.
A week afterward Sue stopped at
Dr. Murray's bouse to accompany
Mrs. Murray and tbe doctor on a drive
Into the country. Dr. Jobn was not
tbere when she arrived.
"1 hope he hasn't gone to bed
again," said Sue, smiling. Sbe was
cheerful, for sbe hnd made up ber
mind to write to Dick, forgiving bim
and asking blm frankly to forgive her,
"No." said Mrs. Jobn. "Didn't I
tell you where be was going tbls morning? He went to drive Dick Kendall
down to the harbor to see blm off on
the Viking."
Susan Harland's half opened lips and
startled eyes showed ber surprise.
"Didn't you know?" said Mrs. Murray, embarrassed. "Dick Is going on
a cruise around the world wltb hla
friend Randall, wbo bought that big
yacht Viking this spring."
Susan sprang up, casting aside all
pretense, like tbe honest, warm hearted girl she was. "Kate," Bhe cried, "I
can't let blm got   1 cannot!   1 cannot!"
Mrs. Murray caught tbe girl In ber
arms. "Darling," she said, wltb a sob,
"1 thought tbat It was all over between you."
"I was wicked," said Sue, "As If I
would lose Dick for all tbe absent-
mindedness tn tbe world! Oh, Kate,
we must stop him! 1 don't care what
people think."
"Sue, dear," said Mrs. Murray, "it is
too late. Look!" Sbe led Sue to a
window tbat commanded u view across
a bluff and far to sea. Some miles out
a great steam yacht was steaming toward the horizon.
"1 must - cable to bim at once—at
once!" said Sue passionately. For a
few minutes Mrs. Murray made no reply, but beld her arms around tbe girl
and stroked her hair,
"You must be patient, dear, now,
and plucky for awhile. Tbe Viking ia
bound to the south Pacific, and we
shall not be able to reach ber for some
time-perhaps for six months."
She led the sobbing girl Into tha
library, bestowed ber comfortably In
an easy chair and wisely left ber alone
to have ber cry and ber trouble by
herself till the first keenness should
have worn off.
She bad scarcely re-entered tha
drawing mom before she beard her
husband driving up to the door. A
moment afterward there entered two
men, looking very, very sheepish and
guilty. They were Dr. John and—Dick
"Now, don't scold and don't laugh,
Kate," Implored Dr. John. "I'll tell yon
what happened. I picked Dick up all
right at hla lodgings, and we did all
you told us to do, saw that everything
was locked up and counted his baggage and made sure tbat be had bis
money In his pockets. See. here's your
memorandum, all checked off. But,
Kate," added Dr. Jobn, wltb a twinkle, half humorous, half ashamed,
"you forgot to add on the memorandum that Dick waa to be delivered on
board the Viking."
"And so, you know," Interposed
Dick, eager to divert blame from bis
friend's bead. "I got to telling John
about a new test for wblte blood corpuscles, and we got interested and
stopped for Just a few minutes at tbe
board of health laboratory."
"And then, as usual, you forgot all
about o little tblug like a trip around
the world," Mrs. Murray burst out
But, strangely enough, there waa a delighted smile on her face.
Taking Dick Kendall by the shoulder, she pushed bim toward the library. "Now, yon greatruseless child,"
,611111 she, with her eyes shining, "yon
go In there and sit down for a moment. I bave something to aay to tha
She closed tbe door behind blm and
run to Dr. Jobn, clapping ber bands
softly. Dr. John didn't look at all absentmlnded when she whispered to
hlm, bnt gazed at the door with as
much eagerness nnd Joy tn bis face as
there wos in hers.
They woited a quarter of an boar
with highly commendable patience.
Then Mrs. Murray walked to the door
aud knocked, but not before she had
beard Dick Kendall's deep voice:
"Think of something else? Sue, I
couldn't thing of anything except that
I hod Inst you."
"Oh!" come Sne's voice. "And bow
about ibe test that made you forget
the yachtr
"Well." replied Dick. "I might forget o little thing like tbnt, but you're
not n little thing except In size."
And before Ihe door opened Sue said:
"Slop, yon henr! You've nearly knocked my but off."
Young Successor to W. T. R. Preston
li a Popular Choice For the Position and Is Expected to Fill Position Ably—Ill-Health Drove Him
to the Rockies From His Home In
The Minister of Trade and Com-
I merce has made an excellent selection
of a successor to Mr. W. T. R. Preston, as Canadian Trade Commissioner to Japan, by appointing Mr. G. A.
Harris, of Vernon, B.C., to go to
Yokohama. Mr. Harris is, as will
be seen from his picture, a good representative of young Canada. Born
in Brantford, Ont., he iB a brothet
of Mr. Lloyd Harris, M.P. for   that
Coming Near IL
First Hobo—(lee! I'm glad my
clothes tore us easy as they did wben
thnt dog grabbed me! I bet be would
soy things If be could talk.
Second Hobo-Well, to Judge by bla
present nets, he Is chewing the rag
some.-Bultlmore American.
city; and in that connection it is interesting to note tbat the Parliamentary brother first knew of the selection
of the younger brother to be an official
of the Dominion from a paragraph in
a newspaper.
Mr. G. A. Harris wos educated at
the public schools in his native city
and \afterwards matriculated at the
Brantford Collegiate Institute, but
soon after leaving school he was compelled to leave Canada for u couple
of years owing to ill-health. On his
return he started business at Bow
Park form, neor Brentford, as a
pickler. This business he sold out
after a couple of years, and then devoted his attention to the cheese
business, opening a branch in Detroit, Michigan, which grew so satisfactorily that he was compelled to
go to that city to reside. There again
he was able to dispose of his business
at profit, and then he entered the
steam specialty business, which also
was a success until throat trouble
compelled him to go west. He located in Vernon, British Columbia,
where after doing well in real estate
he became the proprietor and editor
of the Okanogon newspaper, which
he hns since conducted. He is full
of enthusiasm for his new work and
is certain to make a creditable representative of Canada in the land
of Nippon.
Confessions of a Duke.
The exhibition of the clothing, outfitting, und allied trades which was
opened by the Duke of Argyll at the
Agricultural Hall, London, is not
primarily a display of the fashions
that are to be in vogue during the
season of 1909.
It is not so much the affair of Dover
street and Savile Row, W., as of Cannon street, E.C., and the wool and
cotton weaving districts of Yorkshire
and Lancashire. But it gives none
the less interesting insights into the
wholesale aspect of'the great business
of clothing the nation. Cloth, silk,
cotton, linen, straw, the materials of
all kinds which tailors, shirt-makers,
haberdashers, and hatters employ are
shown in huge and interesting variety, and there are rows and rows of
Btalls whereon ore displayed examples of the factory-prpduced, ready-
made garments in which the mass of
the population — men, women and
children—are clothed.
The Duke of Argyll declared that *it
gave him the more satisfaction to be
present inasmuch as he had been told
by his friends that he was one of the
worst-dressed men in London. From
that reproach he could free himself
by pointing to the fact that he had
been invited to open that exhibition,
although that might lay him open to
the rejoinder that he had only been
invited to serve as an awful example.
As nn illustration of the wide range
of material for clothing purposes pro- ]
duced in British lands the duke mentioned  that he had recently met a I
friend wearing  a  particularly smart
necktie which  looked  like' silk, but,
which, his friend told him, was made
in Canada from wood pulp.    Before '
long men's coats and ladies' gowns
might be made from wood pulp, but
in the meantime he hoped every encouragement would be given to British wool.
Queer Superstitions of the Veddas of
Dr. C. G. Seligman, writing in
Travel and Exploration, throws some
interesting light oh the beliefs and
superstitions of the Veddas, the
strange hill tribes and cave dwellers
of Ceylon: "Although there is no
clearly formulated idea of a death
contagion, the rapidity with which all
Veddos leave the place where a death
hns occurred and avoid it for years
shows that some evil quality is, associated with dissolution. According
to most Veddas, the spirit of every
dead man, woman or child becomes
a 'yaka' (plural 'yaku') within a few
days after death. Some Veddas,
however, say that when ordinary
folk die they cease utterly and that
a surviving part, which becomes a
yuka, exists only in the case ol
especially strong, energetic or skilled
men, who have shown their strength
ol character in this world or who
have had the power of calling the
yaku during their lifetime.
"Since each Vedda community consists of a small number of families,
usually related by blood and marriage, the yaku of the recent dead—
culled collectively the ne yaku—are
supposed to Btand toward the surviv-
'np members of the group in the
lifiht of friends and relatives, who,
if well treated, will continue theii
loving kindness to their survivors,
and only if neglected will show theii
disgust and anger by withdrawing
assistance or even becoming actively
hostile; hence it is generally considered neceBsary to present an offer-
ine. to the newly dead, usually within a week or two of death. This offer,
ine must consist of cooked rice and
coconnut milk, the food that every
Vedda esteems above oil other, bui
bete! leaves and oreca nuts-are often
"In eBch community there is one
man, called 'kanurale,' or 'duggana-
wa,' who hns the power and know]-
e'*<*e requisite to call the yaku, and
this man calls upon the yaka of tho
recentlv dead man to come and take
the offering. The yaka comes, and
the knpurale becomes possessed by
the yaka of thedeod men. who speaks
through his mouth in hoarse, guttural
accents, Btating that he approves the
offering and will assist. biB kinfolk in
hunting and often definitely indicating the direction in which the next
hunting party should go. One or mora
of the near relatives rnay a)so become
possessed. Soon after the snirit leaves
the knnurnle th« rice is eaten by the
assembled folk."
The Tombstone of Wellinrrton's Char,
ger Copenhagen. \
England's old graveyards nre rich
in quaint and humorous epitaphs, and
not mnn alone is honored by having
a stone erected in his praise. The
stone erected to Wellington's charger,
"Conenhncen." stands in the chnrch-
vard of the Strntfieldsnye estnte. North
Himnshire, Eng.. noted as being the
gift of the nation to the Duke of Wei-
Ancient Scottish Order Wants a
Church For Its Knights.
The intimation by Lord Knollys on
1 behalf of His Majesty the King, as
[head of the Order of the Knights of
j.lhe Thistle, that the knights desire
to have a chapel or Btalls of their
own in the capital of Scotland is
much less surprising than the fact
that they have never possessed either.
True thnt there is a tradition, or
legend rather, about their having at
some bygone time met in St. Andrews
"in the ancient chapel of the order,"
but there is absolutely no ground for
believing this. It is only one of several myths connected with the order.
At one time very great antiquity
was claimed for "the Most Ancient
and Most Noble Order of the Thistle."
Nay, it was ever said to have had a
miraculous foundation. The story
was thot in the year 810 a certain
King of Scotland named Achains
while fighting against the English
heard Ihe voice of St. Andrew announce that the Scots would be victorious; thnt the issue of the battle
was as predicted; that Achaius vowed thnt the cross of St. Andrew
should be blazoned on the flag of
Scotland for ever, and that he found,
ed an order of chivalry in honor if
the event.
The real founder of the order was
James VII. of Scotland and II. of
England, one of his objects being lo
try to secure the favor of severai of
the leading Scottish nobles. Curiously enough the pretence of immense
antiquity was kept up; indeed, the
letters patent of James, dated May
29, 1C37, was largely responsible for
the long continuance of the fiction.
These set forth that "hi:- Majesty's
royal predecessor, Achaius, King of
Scots (of glorious memory), did institute the Most Ancient and Most Noble
Order nl the Thistle consisting of the
Sovereign and tvclve knights brethren in allusion to . :r blessed Saviour
and His twelve apostles" in coinhiem-
oratimi of the "signal victory" already referred to, and that the order
had continued "in great glory and
splendor for many hundreds cl
years." James declared it to be his
intention to utilize the royal chapel
at Holyrood Palace as the chapel ol
the order, and a plan was prepared
by Sir William Bruce. His plan
represents tiie knights stalls, six on
each side, with the throne of the
sovereign at the eastern extremity.
The ehanel was duly repnired nnd
decorated with great snlendor, but
the revolution Pitt nn end to the project. Tbe populace rose in Edinburgh
and a riotous mcb plundered, burned, and destroyed the' ancient chapel
Although according to James the
order wns to enmist of the sovereign
snd twelve knlchts. only eight were
actually created. Several of them
were afterwards attained by the
Government. Tbe cder wos revived
by Queen Anne in 1703. the number
of knights being fixed os before. In
1W the number wns increosed by
Geortre IV. to sixteen, at which it
etands. At present the knights are
(in addition to the Prince of Wales
snd the Duke of Connaught. who are
extra knights) ond the Dukes if
Atholl, Argyll. Buccleuch, Montrose,
Fife and Koxburghe, the Marquises
of Tweeddale and Zetland, the Earls
of Crawford, Rosebery, Home, Erroll,
Haddington, and Aberdeen, Lord Balfour of Burleigh, and Lord Tweed-
month. There are four officers—the
Very Rev. J. Cameron Lees, C.V.O.,
D.D., LL.D., dean; Sir Duncan A. D.
Campbell, Bart., secretary; Sir James
Balfour Paul, I.von King of Arms;
Bnd the Enrl of Mansfield, Gentleman
Usher of the Green Rod.
Ont of King Edward's Nieces Is
Among Those Mentioned.
Among the royal ladies whom rumor
has picked out as a bride for King
Manuel of Portuenl, is Princess Beatrice of Saxe-Coburg nnd Gotha,
youngest daughter of the late Duke
■    Whyf
"She is nn actress."
"Is she really?"
"What makes her do U7"
Engineer and Artist. •
"It is as important for an artist to
cultivate his mind as it is to cultivate his hand." That is the dictum
of Sir Edward J. Poynter, president
of the Royal Academy, who recently
celebrated his seventy-third birthday.
Sir Edward exhibited his first Academy picture when he was twenty-six,
and five years later he mode his reputation by that famous painting,
"Israel in Egypt." It is said of this
picture that when a fnmoiiB engineer
saw it on the easel he calculated the
probable weight of the Sphinx ond
the amount of horse-power developed
by tho crowd of hauling Israelites,
and exclaimed to the astonished art-
tist: "You must double your number of Jews, my dear fellow." This
suggestion was ultimately carried out.
lington, after the battle of Waterloo.
The estate was bought from the executors of the Lord Rivers mentioned
in tho epitaph of John Baylie. John,
Baylie was a half-witted retainer in!
the Stratfieldsaye household, and his|
tombstone stands in the same ground:
as that to "Copenhagen." The quaint
epitaph to John Baylie is as follows:
Asleep beneath this humble Stone
Lies honest, harmless, simple Jonn;
•yVh" '*••*« from Guilt, and Care and
Here cws'd his inoffensive Life;
His worth was great his failings Few,
He practie'd all the good he knew,
And did no harm, his ouly Sin
Was that be lov'd a drop of Gin;
And when his favorite was not near
Contented, took his horn of Beer;
Tho' weak his head, to make amendes
Heav'n gave him health, content and
This little villnge Nurs't and Bred him,
The Good  Lord Rivera   cioth'd   and
fed him;
T'was there he Liv'd, Carefs'd by all,
The favorite of the Servants' Hall,
With tbem he eat his Daily Bread;
They Lov'd him living, Mourn   him
And have kindly Join'd to Raise
This little Tombstone to his praise,
Nor should the learned and the wise
Such humble me'it e'er Despise;
Who knows but John may find a place
Where wit must never show its face,
Farewell John, Grant Heaven that we
Harmless may live and die like thee.
John   Baylie,   died   April  2nd,   1777.
Aged 45 years.
In Russia no one but the Czar may
drive ut lull gallop on the public
A Millionaire's Beginning.
Sir Hiram Moxim, without whose
guns no urmy of to-doy could hope
for success, started life with less than
the proverbial hulf-crown in his pocket. When he went out into the
world he owned exactly one shilling,
and he earned his first week's wage
as a decorative painter.
of Edinburgh, and niece of King Edward. Her royal highness. Princess
Beatrice Leopoldine Victoria of Snxti-
Coburg and Gotha, was born on April
20, 1884, and she is therefore almoit
five years older than the young King
of Portugal. Her eldest sister is married to Prince Ferdinand oi Ron-
mania. Another sister, H.R.H. Prin-
cesB Victoria Melita, married the
Grand Duke of Hesse, but the mar-
ringe wns dissolved; aha was remarried to the Grand Duke Cyril
Vladimirovitch of Uuss'u, first cousin
of the Czar. The third sister is, by.
tier marriage, hereditary Princess of
Hohenlohe-Langenburg. Princess
Beatrice ia a close friend of Queen
Victoria of Spain, who iB her cousin.
The Royal Academy.
The Royal Academy of England was
founded in 1763.    The   building,   in,
London, in Ihe renaissance style, was
erected by Smirke in 1863-9.
New Metropolitan of the Ecclesiastical'
Province of Canada li Seventy-
Five Years of Age and Has Labored Hard to Extend the Efficiency
of the Church In His Various
Fields—Was School Commissioner.
Very Rev. Charles Hamilton, who
has just been elected Archbishop o£
Ottawa and Metropolitan of the Ecclesiastical Proviiui: of Canada, was
born Jan. 6, 1834, at Hawkesbury, on
the Ottawa river, and is a son of the
late Lieut.-Col. Hon. George Hamilton, who wos a well-known lumberman of the Ottawa valley and founder
of large mills at Hawkesbury; Archbishop Hamilton was educated at
Montreal High School and later at
University College, Oxford, from
which he took the B.A. degree in-
1856 and the following year was or-
dained by the late Bishop Mountain,,
of Quebec. His first charge was that
of curate at the Quebec Cathedral
and he was made pastor of St. Peter's
Church, Quebec, in 1858. In 1866 hit
became rector of St. Matthew's, Que.
bee, where he remained until 1886.
For 18 years from 1862 to 1880, Rev..
Mr. Hamilton was secretary of thu.
provincial synod and ut the end of:
that period he wus elected prolocutor. As an officer of the synod, and
also as commissioner of the Protestant,
schools of Quebec, his work attracted
widespread attention. In the year
1885 he was enthroned as Bishop of
Nii;garu and upon the creation of the
new see of Ottawa in 1896, due to the
rapid growth of the church in Ontario,
he was chosen to prosecute the work
in the new diocese and was enthroned;
there May 1, 1896. Under his guidance the diocese ,of Ottawa has grown
steadily, the number of clergy hoving-
been increased from 54 to 73 and sev-
erul handsome new churched erected.
In 1888 he attended the Lambeth
Conference in London and took an
active part in bringing about the-
union of the Church of England in.
Canada. He also attended the Lambeth Conference last year and took a
prominent part in the deliberations
of that body. As metropolitan of the-
ecclesiastical province of Canada,
Archbishop Hamilton will have under
his charge the diocese of Nova 8cotia,
New Brunswick, Quebec, Ottawa.
Ontario, Toronto, Niagara, Huron
and Algoma, with the responsibilities
sb defined in the canons of the province.
Royalty Fears Diaries.
Queen Alexandra has exacted a promise from her maids that they will'
not keep diaries." This is like impelling a hardship on posterity, for many
important conversations and little
happenings of the courts of former
days would have been lost to history
had it not been for the diaries of
ladies-in-waiting with a kpen sense-
of news values.-
The Queen's maids are all women
of title, and several of them have-
strong literary tendencies. It is anil
Her Majesty exacted the promise after the discovery that one of her attendants had a diary containing comments by both Alexandra nnd King
Edward wliich were the reverse of
complimentary to other reigning-
heads in Europe, nnd also on certain
men at the head of the English Government. The Queen is said to have
demanded the diary, together with a
large bundle of notes for elaboration,
and destroyed them all, as an Object,
lesson, in the presence of her full
company of waiting maids.
A Wonderful "Coo."
Some of the tenants of a Scotch
nobleman noted for his temperance-
principles were b.-ing entertained one '
day at dinner. There were plenty of
aerated water and milk for them, but
nothing stronger. One of the farmers,,
who knew by experience what to expect, had provided himself with a
flask of rum and, unknown to a brother farmer, poured a generous quantity into the glass of milk which his
neighbor hud elected to drink. In
due time the unsuspecting farmer put
the glass to his lips and seemed to
enjoy it so that he never stopped till
he finished it. Then he turned to his-
friend and remarked, "Hech, man,
Tammas, what a coo!"—London-
A Marvelous Waterfall.
One of the highest waterfalls on
earth and the highest, perhaps, when
the volume of water is considered, is
the Kaieteur fall, on the Potato river,
EBsequibo, British Guiana. The height
is 741 feel, nearly five times that of
Niagara. The width varies from 35(1
to 400 feet in the rainy season and
the depth of water passing over similarly ranges from a few feet to 20.
Even in extremely dry seasons the
river has a depth of 35 feet a quarter
ef a mile above the fall.
There is now some talk of malting
use of this tremendous cataract by
converting it into electric energy an*
it is calculated that the (all would'-
supply over 2,200,000 horse-powar. THE   REPORTER,   NEW   MICHEL,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA.
Tbe Trouble Can Only be Cured by Enriching the Blood Supply
When your nervous system is ex-
hausted the trouble makes itself evident in many ways. You feel always
fatigued and unfit for work. Severe
headaches distract you; your back is
weak; you sleep badly; your appetite
is uncertain; you are nervous and irritable, and after any exercise you
■tremble und perspire excessively. If
•the trouble is not checked your case
goes from bad to worse until you feel
that your condition is hopeless and
that insanity is threatened.
Your nerves are calling for help.
They are starved because they demand-horn the blood more nourishment than it can supply. New rich
blood is the secret of nerve strength,
and Dr. Williams' Pink Pills tor Pale
People cure nervous disorders because
they feed the weok, exhausted nerves
with rich, red blood. The case of
Mrs. Emma Hall, of Hamilton, Ont.,
furnishes proof that Dr. Williams'
Pink Pills will cure even the most
stubborn cases of nerve exhaustion.
Mrs. Hall was left a widow and was
•forced to, work in a mill to maintain
"herself and her two little children.
"She bravely faced the battle of life,
though she hnd never had to conform
. to such conditions before. Notwithstanding the splendid spirit she displayed the work played havoc with a
delicate constitution, and some years
ago -Mrs., Hall noticed signs, in herself of a nervous collapse. She consulted a doctor, who gave her some
medicine and told her she "would be
•all rjght in a few days." But relief
did,'not come, and it was finally a
daily occurrence for her to faint at
her work. These fainting spells
quickly developed into pVonounced
hysteria and chronic irritability, and
Mrs.,, Hall says that death would
have been a relief. She consulted several doctors but got no help, and she
felt that she was almost bordering*
ou insanity. In this condition Bhe
was advised to try Dr. Williams'
Pink Pills. .Grasping ot even the possibility of heln she decided to do so.
After taking three boxes sho actually
found some: improvement, and from
that time | on this improvement was
steady and increasing daily until
after a few months she felt' the cure
was comnlete. She says:—"Dr. Wil-i
liams' Pink Pills have done what doc- j
tors failed to-do and what. I myself j
thought wns ^imnossible. They have ;
freed me from the terrible trouble X j
suffered and my old joy in life has
been renewed." When Mrs.. Hall he-j
gan taking Dr. Williams' Pink Pills
she weighed only one hundred pounds |
while under her renewed health her!
weight has increased to one hundred j
and thirty pounds. '
. DfTWilllams' Pink Pills can be had'
from'any denier in medicines or will
he sent by mail nt 50 cents a box or|
six boxes for $2.50 by The' Dr. Williams' Medicine Co., Brockville, Ont.
How Tommy Atkins' Mounts Are
Broken In and Trained.
"Breaking in a young horse forms
the best possible training for a rider
who aspires to become an accomplished horseman," writes a contributor
to the May "Windsor Magazine," in
an article on "The Education of an
Army Horse." "It cannot," he Bays,
"even be attempted by men who are
not thoroughly at home in the saddle,
and who cannot carry it out with
patience and good temper. Since the
men required for this duty, have to
be dyaiyn from, the ranks of. the squadrons, a great deal of careful'management is required to train and select
suitable men under efficient instructors, and to organize the carrying on
of the ordinary routine work as well.
If the remounts join a regiment at
the close of the manoeuvre season,
the six winter months can be devoted
to their education, so that most of
them are fit for the ranks in the following summer. But if, as often happens to our cavalry regiments, they
get a batch of 60 young horses thrown
at them in the middle of the squadron training, at a time, too, when trie
ranks are full of young, soldiers, all
of whom require daily work in the
field, and few or none are fit to be
entrusted with a young horse, then
the task of the commanding officer
becomes well-nigh impossible. .
i "The British Government has no
studs tor young horses, but buys
them as they are wanted-^or, rather,
when the need for them becomes very
acute. Even in times of peace the
remounts are posted to the regiments
at irregular intervals and at varying
ages. The regimental authorities
hove to do the best they can with
the means at their disposal to train
their horses. Sinoe the best riders
are required for the purpose, the
training of the soldiers is necessarily
interfered with, because the best meii
in the rankB of: the squadron have
to be left in Iron) fieltl work to ride
remounts." ;"i
An Obedient Maid
Histress-r-Why, Bridget, what on
eorth are you doing with all the broken dishes on the shelf?"
Bridget—Shure mum, ye towld me
I was to replace ivery'one I broke!
If Yellowstone park be left out of
consideration, California ranks as the
first state in the union in respect to
the number and variety of its springs
Under a new British law the expression "child' refers to a person
under 14 years of age, while a "young
person" is over 14, but under 16.
The first class of Filipino physicians educated under American rule
recently wos graduated from the Philippine medical school at Manila.
$100 Reward, $100.
Tt» readers et thi, pawr will toe pleased to learn
tbat there Is at least one drcoucd disease tnat snence
has been able to cure In all lu atases, una thut la
Catarrh. Hall', Catarrb Cure Is, the only positive
cure now known to tno medical fraternity, catarrh
beln, a constitutional disease, requires a constitutional treatment. Hall's Catarrh Cure a taken Internally, iit-tluir dlrertly upon the blood and mucous
snrfsee, of the system, thereby destroying tho
Inundation ol the disease, and Riving the patient
•trcmrth by building up the constitution and assist-
In, nature In doing It, work. Tbe proprietors hava
,o muoh faith In It, curative power, that tbey oner
One Hundred Dollars for any ease that It fau, te
cure.  Bend for list of testimonial,
Addrre, F. J. CHENEY te CO., Toledo, O.
Sold by all Druwrlsts, 75c.
lake Hall', Family Pill, for coMtlsatloo.
Starving In St Helena..
What is to be the fate of St. Helena*
is the question asked by the Hon
H. W. Solomon, of the executive council of the island, who has issued a
plea on behalf of the distressed inhabitants.
"It is over two yearB since the garrison was removed," sayB Mr. Solomon in a letter to A. G. Wise, secretary of the St. Helena committee,
"and although we appreciate the action of the Colonial Office in giving
a subsidy to start a hemp mill, as
well as a grant for teaching t|ie, girls
lace making, yet much more remains
to be done. At the request of former
governors the farmers improved the
breed of their live stock, being assured that they would always be required for. military purposes. , The
result is that the farmers are to-day
left with some 2,000 cattle on their
hands which are practically useless,
as on account of the great poverty,
the people have no money to purchase meat. These cattle alao are a
great impediment to j the growing of
hemp, occupying pasture lands which
would otherwise be used for hemp
cultivation. Money is also needed for
the upkeep of the roads.
"Large numbers of children are unprovided for. There is, besideB, tbe
question of the children who are
growing up, and for whom emnloy-
ment must be found when they leave
Financial assistance is n*"*ded fro*n
the authorities at hon'e if this island,
which has played such a conspicuous
port in British history, is to be saved
from decay.
The English Football. ■
Few people have any idea of the
amount of labor expended in the
making of o football. The leather
used is "split" cowhide, ordinary
cowhide being too thick for the regulation weight. Previous to splitting
the leather hos been soaking in the
tan pits for ten or twelve months.
The "split" hide is well softened with
tubbin and then passed to the cutter,
who cuts out the various sections,
which, sewed together, make a perfectly round ball, The bladder is
made of Para rubber. This in inflated by machinery, and the ball is then'
laced up. Finally it passes through
the hands of the shaper, who pots
down ony inennallties in the seams
or contour of the ball.
English experiment* in the spontaneous combustion of Btacked hay
indicate that the phenomenon is due
to bacteria, ns hay that would not
icnite when sterilised did so after being sprinkled with water containing
earth or ordinary hay.
Very many persons die annually
from cholera and kindred summer
complaints, who might hove been
saved if proper remedies had been
used. If attacked do not delav in getting a bottle of Dr. J. D. Kellogg's
Dysentery Cordial, thb medicine that
never fails to effect a cure. Those
who have used it say it acts promptly,
and thoroughly subdues the pain aiid
A Poser For Sir William.
Sir William Ramsay, who has been
describing some remarkable experiments which he has mode in connection with the transmutation of metals,
tells an amusing story to illustrate
his contention that the habit nf reasoning is developed in male children
at a remarkably early age. While
visiting a friend he overheard a discussion between the little son nnd
daughter of his host. "I wonder what
we're here in the wor'.i Ior?" asked
the little boy. His companion, thinking of a reason lesson, answered gently, "We are put here to help others,
of course." ."TJ-m!" exclaimed the
little boy, after a moment's thought;
"then what are the others here for?"
Cream is separated from milk in a
new machine which alternately sub.
jects the milk to positive and negative
electrical currents.
Aik fer Mlnard's and take no other.
Gladness is appreciated     enly by
those who know what sadness is.
Thousands of mothers can testify to
the virtue of Mother Graves' Worm
Exterminator, because they know from
experience how useful it is.
Two-Thlrty A.M.
Of all sad words of tongue or pen,
Tho saddest are those,-"Where have
you been?"
A Wonderful Career.
Amongst the artists engaged for
the grand opera season at Covent
Garden, London, is the well-known
tenor, Mr. John McOormack. It is
an extraordinary fact that Mr. Mc-
Cormack, who is only twenty-four
years of age, had no idea of taking up
music as a profession'tmtil six years
ago, when he was induced to enter
the National Irish Festival, where
he won the gold medal. He is a
tenor for whom a 8ima Reeves' repu-
tution is prophesied, ond since he appeared at Covent Garden last year
has received many tempting offers of
engagements from abroad.
Playing With Prisoners.
In the courtyard leading to Dublin
Bridewell the other day a batch of
street hawkers, who were being escorted to prison suddenly pounced on
a snow heap and treated their escort
to a fusilede of snowballs, the police-,
man taking it in good part and soon'
getting their prisoners in hand again.
Elevation and - Depression of Water
Have Been Noticed.
Less than four years ago. Prof.
Loudon, then president of Toronto
University, discovered evidences of
minute tides, or seiches, on Lake Huron, similor to those long ago observed on Lake Geneva, und other old-
world land-locked waters. Of an entirely different nature were the disturbances reported one day recently
from Lake Erie, when the level of tbe
harbor at Buffalo was alternately lowered and raised as much as four feet.
Changes in atmospheric pressure
causes this phenomenon. The Weather Bureau says it is not an unprecedented experience in the history of
the Great Lakes, as the following extract from The Toronto Mirror, of Oot.
3. 1845, will show:
"On Saturday last a most extra-,
ordinary occurrence was noticed in
the lake at Cobourg. Shortly before
noon some gentlemen walking on the
wharf happening to cast their eyes
upon the jynter between the piers,
were struck with the very unusual
appearance of a strong current or tide
as it were, setting directly.out to sea.
It;seemed aa if the whole lake were
going- bodily away. In A few minutes
nearly a third part of the inner harbor, with a corresponding portiqn of
the shore on either side,, waa left entirely bare, when suddenly the tide
turned and came us rapidly back
again, filling the harbor at least two
feet higher than it ever was before.
This extraordinary action of the lake
was continued at regular intervals of
every eight or ten minutes until after
dark, the highest tide noticed being
a little before six in the evening,
when the water rose seven inches
higher than it was last spring, and
just two feet and an inch above its
present level. We understand the
same occurrence was noticed at other
places on the lake, and hear that ut
Port Hope, the effect was so great
that the steamer Princess Royal could
not get into the harbor at all, running
aground when more than her length
outside the entrance to thepiers. The
cause'of so extraordinary a phenomenon is at present a matter of conjecture, but the general opinion seems
to be that it could only have been
produced by a violent earthquake in
some part of the continent which we
shall. probably soon hear of:"
This story of The Mirror was copied
from The Cobourg Star, and the date
was either September 20; or 27, 1845.
Whatever the cnuse—and the earthquake theory was probably not confirmed—it is evident that these tidal
phenomena on the lakes do not occur
very frequently; and the harbors of
our great inland waterway will never
compete in spectacular changes with
Bay oi Fundy ports, where the water
is either surging over the wharves,
or receding beyond the horizon lines,
leaving the shipping stranded in the
Captain Tom at Ottawa.
Captain. Tom Wallace, M.P. for
Centre York, and son of the, famous
Hon. N. Clarke Wallace, baa rapidly
become a favorite on both Bides of
the House of Commons. Captain
Tom, so far as uvordupois is concerned, is the "heaviest1' debater in the
Chamber. He has a happy faculty
of looking on the humorous side of
things political, and the. other day
ofter the division, in which the Government was sustained by the narrow
majority of -27, the captain happens
to aee in the corridor George Taylor,
the chief Opposition whip, and Mr.
Calvert, the whipper-in of the / Government forces, with their heads together arranging the pairs after the
fateful vote hud been taken.
Sliding noiselessly up to the busy
couple, with a hearty slap on their
respective backs, he snorted with a
"Hallo, gentlemen; this lookB like
an old-fashioned paring' bee!"
And before the dire punishment the
pun deserved could be administered
the genial South African veteran was
tucking down the-lobby on his way to
the Conservative headquarters.
Relation of the
Liver and Kidneys
Functions such that each suffers when
the other is deranged.
Complicated cases can only be cured
by combined treatment such as Dr.
Chase's Kidney-Liver Pills.
, The liver   filters   poisons  from the
The kidneys also filter poisons from
the blood.
When the liver becomes sluggish and
torpid in action, or is given too much
work by over-eating, the kidneys have
to help out with this work of Altera
tion. When the liver fails the kidneys
have all this work to do.
And this is exactly what causes nine-
tenths of the cases of kidney diseases.
The beginning is biliousness, indigestion and constipation and after a
time the kidneys begin to be affected
and there comes backache, urinary
derangements and finally kidney disease in some of its dreadfully painful
and fatal forms.
Dr. Chase's Kidney-Liver Pills are
the rational cure for kidney disease
just as they are the most successful
because' they get at the cause of
trouble and exert a combined and
direct influence on liver, kidneys and
They promptly and thoroughly
cleanse the bowels or'intestines and
by awakening the action of the liver
take the burden off the kidneys. Then
by their1 direct action on the kidneys
bring about the natural and healthful
working of these organs.
Mrs. Pave ,W. McCall, Lombardy,
Leeds Co., 'Ont., writes:—"I was
troubled with kidney diseases for eight
vears and doctored w\th several doctors to no avail, until I Wan using
Dr.- Chase's Kidney-LiVer Pills, which
entirely cured me. I believe I would
be dead were it not for this medicine."
Dr. Chose's Kidney-Liver Pills, one
pill a dose, 25 cents a box, at all
dealers or Edmanson, Bates & Co.,
Important Point
The man was suing a southern railroad for damages owing to a delay
which mode him miss an appointment
nnd the ordinary preliminary questions were being put to him.
" ^ge, please?" asked the judge.
"Well, your honor," said the plaintiff, "do you want my age when I got
on the train or when I got off?"
A process of butter making by
electrolytic action on cceom has been
patented by,two Ohioans. The positive
electrode gathers the butter globules.
The Nile flood of 1008 was the highest since 1898, reaching a height of
308 feet above the sen level at the
Assouan dam in September.
The Late Judge Hanington.
The death recently at Dorchester,
N.B., of Mr. Justice D. L. Hanington
removed a big man in the affairs ot
the Maritime Provinces. Before his
appointment to the bench, he strenuously opposed the late Hon. A. G.
Blair in the Legislature of his province, and earlier in his career liiui
been a member of the old Conservative Government. He wns a sound
and able lawyer, and a very learned
judge. In the Anglican Church Judge
Hanington wus one of the most prominent evangelical laymen, and resembled Mr. S. H. Blake, even to tin*
color of his hair. A witty clergyman of his own faction nicknamed
him Boanerges, but his associates at
the Bar and in the .Legislature called
him by the more popular sobriquet,
derived from liis stentorian voice and
aggressive manner, of Roaring Dun.
Upon Evil Days.
The old Erskine Church, Montreal,
was turned into a dry goods store;
the old Baptist church into Bennett's
Theatre, and both were on St. Catharine street.
' Now the old St. Gabriel Chucrh,
also on St. Catharine street, has been
Bold for a restaurant. The price paid
for the church was $90,000.
And now comes an offer for the St.
James' Methodist Church, the finest
Methodist churcli in America. It is
not certain whether the intention is
to put up n theatre or a hotel on its
site, but on offer of $250,000 has been
made to the trustees, with permission to remove the church building.
France's cider crop last year totalled 445,750,932 gallons, as against
72,805,000 gallons in 1907 and 574,634,-
000 gallons in 1906.
Housekeepers are stronaly advis'd
to commence the use,of Wilson's Fly
Pads early, because a few flies killed
in June would otherwise become a
host by August.
Melbourne university plans to require five years of study by a person
before granting him a diploma as a
veterinary surgeon.
It Is a Liver Pill.—Many of the ailments that man has to contend with
have their origin in o disordered liver,
which is a delicate organ, peculiarly
Susceptible to the disturbances that
come from irregular habits or lack of
care in eating and drinking. This accounts for the great many liver regulators now pressed on the attention of
sufferers. Of these there is none sit
nerior to Parmelee's, Vegetable Pills,
Their operation though gentle is effective, and the most delicate can use
The man who thinks he knows it all
is an easy mark for a designing wo.
Spanking docs not cure children ol
I bed-wetting. There is a constitutional
! cause for this trouble.   Mrs. M. Sum
■ mers, Box W. I., Windsor, Ont., will
! send free to any mother her successful
j home treatment, with full instruc-
j tions. Send no money but write her
I to-dny  if your children  trouble you
in this way.   Pon't blome the child,
■ the chonces are it can't help it. This
treatment also cures adults ond oged
people troubled with urine difficulties
hy day or night.
A German law forbids the habitation of any house within six months
after it- has been completed because of
the unhealthfulness of damp walls.
A Hu?e Steer.
A big steer, raised 30 miles north
of Gleichen, is to be taken to Alaska.
Yukon, exposition, to show the possibilities of Alberta's natural grasses.
The unimal, although only three er
four years old, stands 0 feet high, is
11 feet 2 inches long, measurea 8 feet
8 incheB around the girth, nnd 6 feet
on the hips, and weighs 2,660 pounds.
The steer wus worked in an ox team
last fall and was turned out on grass.
never seeing the inside of a stable
throughout the winter.
It is. thought the steer will before
the end ol the season weigh 3,f-O0
Tnr-coated wnter pipes must be
shellacked before they are painted or
the tar will make stains that will show
through the paint.
Mlnard's   Liniment,   Lumberman's
The British Museum, which recently
passed its lOtli birthday, was originated! hy Sir Hans Sloan, who bequeathed his collections to the government for $100,000, about two-fifths of
their cost.
Worts nre disfigurements thot disappear when treated with Holloway's
Corn Cure. I
Oh For a Man
Joan—I'm owfut frightened nt the
lightnin', I wish there was a man
Mistress—What good would that
Jonn—He'd tell mc not to be such a
Two Spectacles Which Were Recently
Witnessed In London.
England's greatest annual pageant
has come and gone again—the reopening of Parliament. The streets were
more crowded than ever with sightseers eager to catch a glimpse of King
Edward and Queen Alexandra in their
gilded coach, of peers and peeresses
in robes and jewels and of Cabinet
Ministers in robes of office.
In half an hour after the royal
party entered the House of Lords the
ceremony, wonderful in its magnificence, was over and the gorgeous procession filed out again.
" 'E do look well fed, 'e do," eaid
one man mounted-on another's shoulders as he caught a glimpse of the
King's round, smiling face.
He did not say it to be funny or
critical, but merely with pure envy in
his tone, for unemployment is the
ghost that is haunting England at
present, and unemployment brings
hunger and suffering in its train.
In another part of the city just a
mile or so away from this gorgeous
pageant a very different procession
marched. Five thousand unemployed
women and children filed through the
streets, gaunt, ragged and dirty. They
carried cheap banners, and one cart
brought up the rear with the picture
of "An Englishman's Home," dilapidated, half falling to pieces and without furniture.
They marched along in silence,
many of them with babies in their
arms, to the Horticultural Hall; where
the organizers of the march had promised them milk and sandwiches. A
drearier procession than these hungry
women and children cannot be imagined.
It was a concerted effort on the
part of those who are trying to alleviate the conditions of London's unemployed to show unthinking Londoners the. horrors at it, and it was a
dramatic effect to have it within a
mile of the pageant of wealth ond
Bishops as Marksmen.
The Bishop ,of Newcastle l*.as just
been telling a Benwell Cricket Club
audience hia experiences since he
joiiAd the Cambridge University Volunteers, fifty years,ago, as a.private.
In two years tie rose to be captain of
one of the companies of that eminent
battalion. He wanted to show how
much a man learnt from joining any
institution which had for its object
athletic exercise. He had in his company a large number of non-commissioned officers of various kinds. He
selected seven, and had, some of them
would Say, the effrontery to challenge all "the other companies of the
They won their match in every cose,
and became the champion company
of the battalion. Out of the seven
who shot with him in those matches
and also at' Wimbledon there were
fo.ur. who came to be bishops—the
Bishop of Chichester, who still called
him captain; the Bishop of Nassau,
who hod passed away; the Bishop of
Newfoundland; and the Bishop of
Mr. Baifour's Sister.
Miss Balfour is very devoted to her
brother, the ex-Premier, who hns described her as "the best of comrades."
He once told those present at a Manchester conversazione that she had
been associated with him in oil that
concerned his political fortunes, and
hod been present at every political
contest he hod gone through. Miss
Bslfour has been described os very
quiet in society, but is the possessor
of o keen wit and the power of expressing it to favored persons. When
in Buluwnyo Miss Balfour witnessed
a Matabele war-dance , which had
been arranged for her by Dr. Jameson. Her favorite hobby is photo-
('raphy, but she shares her brother's
ove of music.
He Took the Terrible Disease In Time
and a Single Box Made Him a
Well Man.
South Ingonish, Cape Breton (Sne-
cial).—How easily and quickly Dodd's
Kidney Pills banish Rheumatism and
other symptoms of Kidney Disease
is well known in the case of Michael
C. Williams, a fisherman livh,g in
this place.
"My kidney disease started from a
strain," Mr. Williams says', "and I
suffered from it tor about thre»
months.. I had backache, stiffness in
the joints and Rheumatism. When I
got up in the morning I had a bad
taste in my mouth; I perspired freely
with the least exertion, and I was a I
ways tired and nervous.
"One box of Dodd's Kidney Pllle
cured me and I believe they will cure*
others who are suffering from Kidney
If you have any two of the s'ymp
toms mentioned by Mr. Williams you
may be sure' of two thinps. One is
that your kidneys are sick, and the
other that Dodd's Kidney Pills will
cure you.
Dodd's Kidney Pills have proved in
thousands of eases all over Canida
that they never foil to cure Kidney
Disease of any kind or stage.;
No Waste for Him
To justify hia repeated use of the
same witticism, as noted in three of
his* plays, J. M. Barrie says: "We
Scots abhor waste. Did you never
hear,of the aged Saunders Carlyle,
who always drank his whiskey to the
last drop the instant it was poured out
for him 'Why do you drink down
your liquor in that quick, greedy
way?' a stranger said to Saunders in a
reproachful tone,.- 'I once had one
knocked over,' the old man explained."
At the Yarmouth Y.M.C.A. Boys'
Comp, held at Tusket Falls in Aug
ust, I found l\fWARD'S LINIMENT
most beneficial for Bun buin, an im.
mediate relief for colic and toothache.
General Secretary
.   ....Was She Sarcastic?
Do you think that Miss Kidder was
having fun with mc?" asked Charley.
"Well, old chap, give me the details," was Arthur's response,
"You sec, I had my bull terrier with
me, and I soid to her, 'Thot dog knows
as much as I do.' And she said,
'Don't you think ten shillings was too
much to pay for him?' "
A Caricaturist's Pets.
Sir Frank Carruthers Gould, the famous political caricaturist of The
Westminster Gazette, takeB an enthusiastic interest in natural history,
and when residing at Buckhurst Hill,
in Epping Forest, he had some exceptional opportunities for its practical study. Many people will have
noticed how often unimals figure in
Sir Frank's cartoons, and the hobby
haa been of real value to the urt
which he has professionally practiced
since giving up business on the Stock
Exchange. Sir F. C. Gould has several "pets" in his bouse, including a
jackdaw, on whose education he has
bestowed much pains.
Field Marshal Earl Roberts received his now familiar nickname of "Our
Bobs" from his soldiers in India, by
whom he was greatly beloved. When
still a lieutenant, iu 1853, he saw two
Sepoys making off with a stnndard.
He rode after them at full tilt, und
overtook them as they were about to
enter a village. There they turned
round and one of tbem levelled his
musket at tho young officer; but, for-
tunutcly, the ciqi missed lire and the
standard-bearer was cut down. On
tbe same day Lieut. Roberts won his
Victoria Cross.
A Corrector of Pulmonary Troubles.
—Many testimonials could bo presented showing the great efficacy of
Dr. Thomas' Eclectric Oil in curing
disorders of the respiratory processes,
but the best testimonial is experience
and the Oil is recommended to all
who suffer from these disorders with
the certainty that they will find relief.
It will allay inflammation in the
bronchial tubes as no other preparation can.
New York has about 10,000 passenger elevators and about 12,000 tor
freight service, 8.000 of the former being in office buildings.
A record for long distance direct
telegraphy recently was established
between London ond Karachi, India,
a distance of 5,532 miles.
Contracts have been lot for $7,000,000
worth of electric installation for Jar)-
anese railroads.
Most of the brilliant ideas in after-
dinner speaking come out ot a champagne buttle and disappear with the
A stitch in time saves nine, nnrJ
every house fly killed enily snves a
thousand at least, later on. Wilson's
Fly Pads will kill many times nnre
flies than any other article.
Wooden sandals, lo he attached with
spring slips, have been invented fnr
tlm use of horses on marshes or other
Boft ground,
First Native Indian Councillor.
Some attention has been excited by
the appointment of Mr. Satyendrn
Pras.'iiina Sinhii as a member of the
Viceroy's council. This is the first
occasion that a native has been allowed to enter the council. Mr. Sin-
lui wus one of the four leaders of the
Calcutta liar, and was earning four
times the $26,000 which he will receive as salary Ior his work on the
council. Mr. Sinha is nn entirely
self-made man,, winning many i-ohol-
arships aa a boy, not only ill India,
but also in England,
A Many-Sided Celebrity.
Lord Avebury, tho genial peer so
long known as Sir John Lubbock—
lo whom we owo the Bank Holiday-
has been prcBidcnt of more .learned
societies and public institutions than
almost nny other man of the lime.
His interests embrace banking, early
closing, anls and spiders, flotfers and
leaves, and the study of prehistorio
lluies. His estate is a famous haunt
fnr foxes, but be himself is too busy
ever to follow the hounds' over hia
own land.
Mlnard's Liniment used by Physicians.
Il's awfully hnrd  for a uonius to
keep his name nn the pay roll.
Try Murine Eye Remedy
For Red, Weak, Weary, Watery Eyes,
Granulation, Pink Eye nnd Eye Ptrnin
Murine ssn't Smart; Soothes Eye
Pain. Is compounded by Experienced
Physicians; Contains no Injurious
or Prohibited Drugs. Try Murine for
Your Eye Troubles. You Will Like
Murine. Try It in Baby's Eyes for
Scaly Eyelids, i.'ruggists Sell Murine
at 50c. Murine Eye Remedy Co.
Cliicnco. will send You Interesting
Eye Books Free.
Young Wile—Don't you admire n
man who always says tbe right thing
nt the right time?
The Spinster—I'm sure I could if I
ever have tho pleasure ol meeting
such a man.
NB,W MICJIEf., B, C,   ,''?-
Itaued pvery Saturday, (torn office of
Publication, Northefh Ave, Naw Minhpl,
-,   -A YE,tE IN'-'AijMci,,.
■   i'ti ■     i /  v.
AOV**'iisn*W*RAT*#'<A ^ttbATIOli
One Cent & Word
lllJj,   iaiOKflDlv,   NJEW  JMICHEL,   BRFPSH   COLUMBIA.
AdrertUemtnta saol, aa ?")r S,je, To' tef.'Raat
Ftfrio WatttafJ aft., Ifjiefted at fte tinjferm
rate of One Dae) a Wdrt B^h-Iniertlia
oioiob o. mnaK,
.!'!•* Ki.trtiV.
i, In and Around Tovyfl
 a_J if    t*f
The Eagles have bpught a piano
for their own use. i , .j,j „' i';.,    I
5 Wm. Ppwell of polsnjan it) noW
vice-president of d'iiiifjcj; 18j, V, ,M;
,w. of 4.   '(    ;;% <$ *.' ;' [
What'a wjtong with  the  street
sprinkler ?   It certa inly. y& need-,
fBdthU'aftgppjBa/'fj;-;.'-' -r ; ,,'•';
' The Eagles'* '|ocial Club will give1
a dance in $$$ipj\, an^Tuegd«r
Evening, iftme $.'..>:, j(, f (i /
• Prof, Ifult-f has taken a position
beWi^-'the'i-^t^fif Kennedy's
idragiMidWkMtfi^. -'   M.,o''j'
' Board pf'Trade meets on Tuesday
eyeniog..,;Bis ;h4-ap#t|:' (je**r?*f^ ^»
■W .'.   ji"
;teb.  yisibie.
P If.F.AViilicr. ,
.'.nil   ■',.-;  iii **s***rr-t
1  Cwi'Sas-Bjonbylnaulrlii-tiittmriifltcW,
■' '''■'■*#■"        ■:-tJiV "■''; >"'''   (■*■■' *
' ''MfC^i^ -$$ N-^f ■$!•%$•••
NEW,MICHEL;'.lttll5*. -n., "ii* 700m
oy6r SomertonBro'istore.    I"   .
MWHli)i,,i3un^ti»-!',sichoo|,.''3.30 *j. m.
Evening Bcryfcs,., af 7.,'jp, Band of
Hope cvery'Mqndjly at 7,30 pt'ov.'
I '$    ('■r,.-.i"l^T*'S*:Pw*''P'18tor*
The pastor and offlvMs eitenia, cordial
T-i'l1l'''^Cr    ■■■I,--*'
ir%8j;e"is no Jfnlo iTFrintpg
Offijsjap io-ypiirl Wny $nid tour
work i(» ■*&# pepor#»' Office,
N#j»r 'Micliel, 'p\nti huto !it done
by thefrtiaii ''wi).<k' Pi^o^ed
thtfiFirst p^in«^^i|cjs'iii'.the
Pa#alid Hnvfe fWj&tf* jfep
■'•-•*. iiiorato'Witlif.thfa*''' !"':'"'
, who have ftelt)
■'•presenti-- i ,■.'•}-. '•"'' '
I.try andibe
; E.% %$n*jton pf the Trj)eB.
Wood Co), WJiis^iii her* p#$»
iness yesterday a'hd'fegistBred at the
Great-Northern" '■■'■.   i:l.a. -it ;■
There ii, (ft *4*oy ordinary news-
paper office,' ria»rfy leMitymjIs more
matter ifumiwisd for -plication
than it is IRoigfbie to print i.1',1    '
\ ,,      II i I  •!*•     -:   '
The Imperial Bank people have
furnished the rooriW over' the' bank
tor the use of fjidt1 0ifirtp^(jiBi,' 'and
they are 110* p 'yef^' portable
fluiirters. ^ t:$%smWl\   ;
' -PrinteM mast: i» ' scarce, i- \ye
haWbeefr Wrjt?ing 'tint, ^ng 'all
over fdr'anftkira'ha'id' bui1 sS far
have'Hit'succeaded'in geivtag''what
wewqjBiw,   * "' W$!;M v
,' 'Tho-'CMM^,tf|pb- hijjfa a:; jneejV
ing on Monday' hjg)it.'-'whpn cotn-
yttoee^eap-^intirf tp, fejii'ter
iiveryth^gi|} ^nn**a|»|pii' |itl|"'ihe
dominion EJaf c*$Ie^r«ti)pn »t! if iqh-
-il-priine.   . '   l' ' ■'",|'.'   :',"''"
t       v ■'.
It makes a roan tijrpd lo have
pome f^owpffe^tfljaiia1 him.^pr
papers fibi-n'wliioli to clip./iunnj
ittuff,   whin '$• Wfi baskets  of
it chuckeJ  !~'~ ''*-■'
it chucked  info the' stove
the store eyery
. A plank ildf-walk hftfj been laid
by Dougjai -& Redman, p^ lf*r-
jtih's bowling alley to Ihe. Kootenay
hotel, and trja^f are ent^ed tp public thanks foj their thoujihtfulness
inthe**n|ttif|it        7'.'"]'' 7
Domanako pant|ep, a ,frprjcman
Btnployedqu th^ Qfgtf prthp,
plipped ffon» *hand ^ <*n Tuesday
and had |wq si^all b^pp.^lfpn in
his left leg, ffy ffa4 fWP¥|i<i to
(he hoipltul.
During j» exUnii**e n|)f(paper
career, cqy«ing alpse on to, h»|f a!
(tentury, we haya rnpt enme )wro*s
pne solitary man fho didn't know
(in hii own inind) how to mn a
newspaper better than the editor,
Some of the C. P. It, employees
who eke out an existence around
the station at Natal,— bag pardon,
Michel, are apparently endowed
with the proverbial brain of a nit,
whose sole object In life ia said' to
lie to irritate,
Mark Oaskell wishes tp express
'hia thanks to those kind friends
who so sincerely expressed their
sympathy with him, and also for the
great kindness tendered him in is
Itereavement in the loss of his little
daughter May.
Day after day, we get batches of
stuff that if we published, we'd be
mobbed, and many. people ■ would
be either in the asylum or the pen.
Home day, the readers of newspapers will realise how much they
owe to the discretion of the editor
'in not publishing the mats of dope
■ their friends would like to see in
■"'■ <vti!oift,^h.': ■• \
Servlces-Hii!' Siltoay 'iti' the  month,
,. ( ;^o}jjCoiam\ii\im,.'li i. m,'„.
Evet-yjj'Elpngw.i^-jaoug, 7.30 n, tn,
S^dt(,y|ii)hfipj, oviitar Sufjflayj. 2.3(1 p„m.
.   (A. prianjiN. CtowJiheii'M. AV, Vicar.
'''"if ."' |iVl'.,,>.'!,
Q0WjmV< -''': MB3p!L
  ' ■' ' i:." ''. •'
lit stook pd rot|4» to Order
.',', .Vfi,'t.'i! :Wil  llf.'-'-'"   "
'   ,- ,     FB1EP. P/JMARAC,   ;
I'   K '.   :' JfEW JHOHEL
•Sitfmete. WJfillliM Pw, oft Short ifoalw.
.-*-.      >--■   ■: s^.tmies isssmstst-
J. J. SqOTTi
.1. -i'((I'll*■■<
iiiLiKi'-i- .Jilil.'.v7,.; •:.
Studio Now Open Over Tha Store
ii-7:    ... '-i.i«i-...t--~i.'.--   ■
DlfiffnirigiM PreBsing
&pp»ir8'4n(| Alterations
Gentr» ani tallies' piotnes.
No. fQ, Over the Creek.
Raadlpf NotjsnJpurtml under |h|a HMf>|U
at Oil rate1 o/Ten C,nU a Line, ,aol| lo„r-
tlon.  Ho aoa butrtatl aniojjtit l^ijaia.
jag i ■   I   fegHMcsgssss
iNMtSDtcla'l and Intra.   Union
lads of Miulpal liiitrumeiil, mid at
Sella tho-JHa-iV Soalo Wll|l»m:» 1'lanot
n/,'^,.,, tbMiap
Optin fcif huilnjm on May 15th.
fresh Milk, Cieam, Butter and Sggs
l)a|lvprefl (jj(|i*r to |ll part* of both
towns, 'I'.tt.Y?. '
My i §.' ii ,'',,'ir
"I see' ypu didn't hayf ehousfh tp
fill ppydtif paper,'' ■ said <*». 'Bilious
cbap.t^ other <day. - - And' whim we
took hijaa.ihto the back officii' and
8hWediWiii%f* pij*'^f ^changes
from alf'bwrthe tifprld, it-washard
to tSon^ince'hini'tbat it war' a' -mat
tor.ofii^and'J^tjprv **'and 'not a
lack-pf n^tfjfial wt accounted for',
the *pl«|ged;'hpleB.     'i'    t
i-fi-i^-iw),^.  .^., .'■..,.'*> '"-"-Mi'
A Goqd Comjipsitor
jrj hjs flpat orsfjtjond ye^
($n |iU out hia tin>»3
s}\i^iT w««*?s,i f "'I?1}?
pn The Rep,^.
Come at oncg
Business Rqshjng    	
The Great Northern Agent
The genial Joe Thompson
the lightning manipulator,
the'man who issues tickets to
travel on Jim Hill's painted
cars and routes your freight
over the Great Northern rails,
is the busiest man in town
with the exception of the editor. Of course Jim Hill
knows his business, but he
can't be everywhere, and if
he'll take it kindly from us,
Joe is strictly in the line for
promotion, and as we would
not hear of him being transferred from here, the next
best is to shove up the salary
a few notches. Joe deserves
it and has, worked/hard in the
interests of the Mnpauy,
the fa%f price fgu ffi f<$ 'ffl^ ^fe
f •*»
ymm, nm ffimm
Cost$ mon^y, HM properly done it bring? big result!
The Newspaper is the place
the proper place
arid the only proper ftlfiPci
Si which to make yo^ar A^-vert^ng aiiMmcehieiit^
tlet into The Reported
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