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VOL. 1.
NO. 39
Hotel Michel
T. Crahan,     *    :    -     Proprietor
The Largest, Most Modern
and Best Equipped in the Pass,
Michel, - British Colu.iibia
Disinfectants Etc
Preventatives from Disease
We carry a complete rango of Disinfectants, such as
Formalin, Creolin, Carbolic Acid,   Crude  Carbolic
Acid, Chloride of Lime, Camphor, Etc.; Etc.
Imperial Bank of Canada
,   ( Head Office: TORONTO
' Capital Authorized $10; 000,000.
Capital Paid up $5,000,000; Rest $5,000,000
Savings Bank Department;
Interest allowed on Deposits at Current Rate
from Date of Deposit.    . . ■
Drafts, Money Orders and Letters of Credit issued, Available
in any j>art of thb. W.brld.,
A New Scale Williams Piano Placer
Drop in and hear it
$450 TO $1500 EACH
We Sell Musical Instruments of All Kinds
Victor Gramaphones; and the Latest
Up-to-Date Sheet Music-*—Classical and Popular
Somerton Bros. JS§PHERS   New Mi
41 Meat market Ltd 41
High-class Butchers
NeW Michel .   .     ,
All mestt fresh killed—Prime Beef, Pork, aiid Mutton
Dairy Butter.   Mild-cured Hams and Bacon—Fish
in Season!    , ■
. The Store Where They Send What You  Order
2     Deliveries   Daily    2
3in9er Sew'n9 IVIachjnes
The Best In the World,   Simple, Strong, Silent, Speed;.
for sale at W. B. King's fruit store, New Michel.
Needles, Oil and Repairs. .    • , , .
P. J. Conroy, Agent.
King's Kandy Kitchen      ,,
Ice Cr.eani. ., High Class Jmiit* Nuts, Tobacco, Cigars;
Chocolates and Confectionery.
Fine Art Printing
At the Reporter Office
A Grand Celebration
on Dominion Day
The Michel
Canadian Club
Will hold their First Annual Celebration, oil
• *    •
--. ON-
Michel Prairie is one of the prettiest spots in the Pass.
High up in the Rockies, level, and beautifully surrounded
by shade, within easy distance of the famous Crysial Springs,
it is an ideal spot for pleasure and truthfully cali _ be styled
' 'Nature's playground;' ■
The Canadian Club will spare; no
pains in making the day, one of enjoyment tb those who attSrtd, and a hearty welcome is extended to all, to, join
in and celebrate our National Holiday.
A sp'ecial train will run to the grounds every hour, and
ample arrangements havo been made for provisions and other requisites as well as innumerable luxuries, to be served at
moderate prices.
Besides the following program,
the various committees have, several
special features that they will introduce, and a
Gala Day of Ftift
is promised and confidently expected
Basp Ball Match,
Horse rtace, Half Mile, open,
Pony Race, Quarter Mile
Foot Race, 100 yard dash,
Do       120 yards, Hurdle,
220 yards,
440 yards,
Foot Ball Match,
Boys Race, under 15,
Girls Raice,
Married Woniens Race, ":
Running Hop, .Step and Jump
.Standing Hop, Step and Jump
Rurinjng Long Jump*
Standing bong Jump,
Standing lligli jump.
Tug of War, between Olii To«i
Bltsycle Race from C. P, jti'dep
,rC|W Trari i'tmiiIcI  lrjcaf
First 85.00
and Neiy Tortn, BO.QO
.I to the Grounds    i5i00
Prize $76.00
do  25.00
Great Northern
Culilne UnsurpaiHd
bar Stocked with th* Fln»«t
.Attendance Unexcelled
McCool & Moore,   !!   Proprietors
New Michel, B. C.
Laurensoti & Douglas      °      -      -
RATES $2.00 A  DAY
Evei-ytlnng First-Class and Comfortable
Nothing but white labor employed
"Elk Valley Beer"
Pure arid
Manufactured from
Canadian Malt,
Bohemian Hops
aiid the now Famous ,.
Crystal Spring Water
Elk Valley Brewing Co., Limited
Livery; FeieH and Transfer
Bus service, Ave trips daily between the
C. P. R. Station and the Kootenay Hotel
Fare,, Round Trip..
'.e Fai
Single Fare...
GEO. FISHER, Proprietor
SLICl* UP    :
Get.Your Hu'suto 'Appendage Clipped and Your
Whiskers Pushed in at the Great Northern ToriBor-
ial Parlors—You're next. ■
P. M. MacLanders, Prop
Second M.00
.   2.00
E. VI Holding Co.,
Builders and Contractors
Repair*) and alterations promptly attended to.
Estimates cheerfully given	
New Michel
One of the Sights of the Town   ,
Meat direct from car to cold .'loragii
No handling.   No dirty railway platforms;
Now plant in running order. - Ii is worth your whilo to
come in and see it.   Everyone welcome*
P. BURNS & Co.
LUMBER YARD wholbsalb and retail
All Kinds of Lumber, Ilouldings, fto.—Faucjr Windbvvs,   Doors  and
Verandah Poeti* in Stock and to Order.
. 4
Fernie Lumber Co., ud.   ...   New Michef THE REPORTER,  MICHEL,  BRITISH COLUMBIA.
New York Smart Society's Latest
Penitential Diversion.
An Artistic and Unique Stairway Sean
In a Studio—Irish Crochet Hand
Bags Very New—Suggestions For a
Spring Walking Suit
My Dear Blsn—If a girl lias a talent
for cooking, the fascinations of Cleopatra aud the cunning little ways ol
Blllic Burke she's well equipped fill
the latest Lenten craze, n cooking par
ty. No. dear: this latest freak iu do
mcsticlty whlcb smnrt society here In
Gotham Is Indulging In is nothing like
the usual Dorcas culinary party, where
one ruins one's dress and digestion,
smiling meanwhile the smile of a villain, and then goes home and says
things. The particular fund lou. as
Aunt Elinor would say, to which I refer takes place In the evening at the
witching hour of 10 o'clock, and the
chefs are equally divided hetwecu the
fair and the stronger sex. But. to tell
the story from the beginning, one
morning last week I found among my
mall an Invitation from Mrs. Van D.
asking me to a cooking party. I Instantly knew from the clever way Iu
which the "bid" was got up that something unusual and amusing was Imminent. The function certainly proved
to be all the bit of cardboard promised
in the matter of novelty. Naturally
you are devoured with curiosity as to
how the Invitation was sent out. Well,
Miss Johnnie Bear, In the envelope addressed to your scribe was a bit of
cardboard In the shape of a dish, iu
one corner of which was painted a
chefs cap and In another the words
"Come and cook with me, nine p. in.,
March seventh." Mrs. Van U.'s name
and address were under this inscription.
On the evening mentioned I appeared at the home of my hostess
gowned In a charming frock Mme.
Jane—she's the smart New York dressmaker—had just seut me. Of course
I'll hare to tell you that the creation
■was a clinging affair of dull brownish
rose crape. The only trimming on the
bodice was an exquisite band of embroidery In tones of rose with higher
lights thnn tbe nuance of the gown
material arranged In harness effect
about tbe yoke. You kuow how a
semi-empire frock hangs from this harness of embroidery, outlining the figure In a wholly fascinating fashion.
Well, my frock was perfect In Its sartorial etiquette, and, what was more
Important, Dick said it was very fetching. Km re nous, the touch of bright
rose net that made the yoke nud collar
over a cloth or gold lining did the trick
of bccomlngncss. But whnt miles I've
strayed from the party. To return to
our muttons, when the guests hnd all
arrived—Hve girls nnd ns many men—
nt Mrs. Van D.'s our hostess led us
to the stiiiiningi'st kitchen 1 have ever
seen. The servants had evidently been
aent out for the evening, for there was
none of them In sight. And what a
mess we made of that kitchen! Still,
that's not part of iny story. On two
tables were rows of chafing dishes,
substitutes for the kitchen range, and
we were told to "get busy" and prepare the best dish suitable for the time
and occasion In ourdtctnry repertory.
What a lot of hard thinking was done!
Everybody helped everybody else, and
there wns lots of fun at the expense of
Elizabeth '/,., wbo couldn't make anything but fudge. Then there wns great
sport when some one ran out of ingredients .and Dick mid Elizabeth had to
run round to a little shop that happened to be open und supply the
"missing link." Have 1 told you that
over their evening dress the men wore
white aprons and chefs' caps and that
we girls put on the most bewitching
■ lace headdresses and fantastic pinafores, ns an English girl who was one
of the guests, called our American
There were three prises—one for tht
most tastv contribution to tbe menu,
Due for the lonsl deplorable one ana
i third for an original dlsb Invented
by tbe composer. Klvalry ran high for
the possession of these prizes.
Even the "booby" prize wns coveted
-a perfectly charming hnnd bag of
Irish lace over white suede and mounted In gold. Mabel, your little Mabel,
succeeded In annexing this bag, and
she's so proud of her culinary failure
thnt she's sketched the bag for you to
duplicate If you think It's worth while.
The prize for originality was won by
the Snvnrin of our set, Waldorf W..
and this amateur chef wus delighted
with the Jeweled cigarette case Mrs.
Van D. handed to hlm witli the graceful remark that any jeweler could
make a cigarette case, but it took a
genius to make a sauce.
The credit for having originate*!
these cooking parties  Is supposed  tr
rest with Lady Constance Stewart-
Kichardson, who has been doing Salome—or, 1 believe, tbls titled Englishwoman calls them Greek—dances
for charity affairs here In New York.
Lady Constance, you know, Is a great
sportswoman In England. Sbe has a
strong strain of the Scotchwoman's
Instinct for domesticity and Is nn adept
In making the cakes of her uatlve
And speaking of clever women reminds me of an artistic frieud who
has paneled the hallway of her studio
with nothing less than the sides, fronts
and tailboards of the gayly painted
carts used by Sicilian peasants. The
spokes form tbe bnnlster spindles, nnd
they do mnke a gorgeous array ot barbaric coloring. The rail was contrived
of the shafts. As carved cherubs'
heads, painted angels, mythological
legends or Biblical Subjects are the
chosen decorations of these hardworking sonR of toll, few 'no'.e attractive panellngs than these dismembered
carts could be found.
Not at all in the same class of decoration, but a good practical idea, was
the unique framing of a man's picture
In a small suede skin that 1 saw recently. The Irregular edges and generally dog eared effect of the whole
skin were very artistic. The girl who
originated the idea told me It wns ns
easy as anything to make. She simply
cut an opening in the center of the
skin large enough to accommodate the
photograph, glued It In place and stenciled a design around the picture. The
suede used was of a pale tan color aud
the stenciling carried out In tones of
brown that blended delightfully with
the sepia tints of the photograph. But
there Is no end of pretty effects to
suit Individual pictures. Of course It
would be desirable to have only one of
these frames In a room, for a plethora
of them would transform an apartment Into the appearance of the wigwam of Sitting Bull (Is he alive or
dead?), the great Indian chief, or a corner at an arts and crafts exhibition.
No matter how hard I try to avoid
the subject of clothes in my letters to
you, Elsa, somehow, somewhere, tbls
most Important of all feminine topics
Is sure to crop out. This time It's In
evidence becnuse I've bought a spring
suit. Yes: I selected n one piece frock
and coat suit of pale gray rajah. The
princess frock has a lot of gray filet
about the bodice, and the coat Is a
rather odd affair, with tbe sleeves
jollied to the shoulders with Insets of
gray luce. There Is some flue hand
embroidery In self color on the coat
and skirt: otherwise the suit Is quite
simple. Expensive simplicity Dick's
golug to find it, I'm afraid, when the
bill comes In. Ever most Blncerely
yours, MABEL.
A Card Index.
"Absurd," declares many a housewife. "A curd Index Is all right for an
olflco or a library, but when It comes
to the home—why, It Is simply ridiculous."
And yet Ibis objection Is but the
theory of housewives that have sunk
In the rut of doing ns their grandmothers and great-graudiuotliers did
and usually not as well, for the dames
of past generations generally had enviable household systems.
One of tbese sets of cards Is very
Inexpensive, ns Is nlso the small wooden box or cabinet In which to keep It.
Or why not keep it In a desk drawer?
It you have an index just for recipes,
why not keep It In a drawer of the
kitchen cabinet?
Capital, by Ihe wny. for keeping recipes! Vol example, If you have three
or four recipes for rice pudding file
them together. It Is so much more
convenient than hunting through page
nfter page In your porsonnlly complied
cookbook or among a pile of slips of
Splendid for keeping household addresses—those of dealers, employees
and that sort of thing.
Remember the old saying, "A place
for everything, and everything In Its
Tommy Atkins Has a Preference For
Doggerel  In His Songs.
You may write epics to Tommy Atkins and rave about him in patriotic
airs, but you will not capture Tommy's heart by means such as these.
He would—perhaps only to show his
disdain of adulation—much prefer the
rugged pothouse ballad. The country
just now vibrates from end to end
with the lilt of endless Territorial
songs, but you will not hear a soldier
singing one.
During the South African War the
only Englishman ignorant of the
words nnd music of "The Absent-
Minded Beggar" was the soldier at
the front.
Tommy is fond ol the sentimental
song; and undoubtedly his favorite
ditty in recent, campaigns has been
"Break the News to Mother." To
hear bronzed, bearded, and bemedal-
!ed veterans solemnly yelling that at
dusk, or "A Boy's Best Friend iR His
Mother," is a lesson in the perverse.
Kipling's "On the Road to Manda-
lay" and "The Anchor's Weighed"
nre other favorites, and it would make
a music-master weep to hear the
crude but honest harmony imported
into the latter.
Parodies are generally more popular than the real thing, and that on
the famous "Soldiers of the Quean,'
beginning "Oh, we. take him from the
Pig and Barley-Mow," was better
known than the original; whilst
"Aiild Lang Svne" has been hilariously burlesqued with the words—
"Green leaves, they are green leaves,
they are green leaves," and so on
ad infinitum.
For doggerel of this sort the soldier
has a decided partiality, and General
Ian Hamilton has recorded with what
vigor a whole theatreful of soldiers
yelled the following at a song competition :
Down bv the old canteen,
There nianv happy hours Ive been;
A-boozin' all the day, I pass my time
Down by the old ca-a-a-aanteen!
Another prime favorite in the South
African camps had for refrain:
"Sta-n-ar of the ev'ning; Beautiful
ev'ning star," repeated twice; and to
this numberless verses were added at
the whim of the singers. The following is a precious sample:
Old Ben Bolt, he had two dogs;
They were double-jointed, they were
He took them to the carpenter s shop
To have their noses pointed, to have
their noses pointed.
An there is not a soldier unfamiliar
with the swinging refrain ol:
Two-o blue pigeons, two blue pigeons,
two blue pigeons,
And they were black and white!
Sandy he belongs to the mill, the mill
belongs to Sandy still,
A song that used to be sung in the
American camps as well as in our
own, some years ago, was even more
inane. It consisted of a ceaseless repetition ol the words:
Shoo fly, don't bodder me (repeated
three times).
For I belong to Company D.
I feel, I feel, I feel-I feel like the
morning star;
I feel. I feel, I feel-I feel like a big
Soldiers who have served in India
are fonder of the Bazaar ballads, in
broken English, than of Kipling's
songs; and the following is a sample:
Englese soldier no price givee;
Then he go to Europe, sar-r-r.
Oh, oh, the bumble-bee;
Roll on England and the Jubilee.
The Climax
I He was telling a thrilling story out
iof his wallet of a thousand and one
! hairbreadth escapes over in Santiago,
j doncherknow, and his pretty listener
wns leaning anxiously towards him,
I hanging on his every utterance.
I "Tiie wolves were upon us," he said,
I "bellowing and roaring, aa I have ao
j often heard them. We fled for our
lives, I don't deny it; but every second we knew the ravenous pack was
gaining on us. At last they were so
near that we could feel their muzzles
against our legs "
"Ah I" gasped out the lady. "How
glad you must have been they had
their muzzles on!"
Worse Than a Failure
They had been married just a month
when lie lost his position, and during
the next eighteen months he jumned
rapidly from one thing V another
without being at all successful at anything.
By this time, of course her trousseau was getting frayed around the
bottom and rusty around the top;
and the hope which she had been
entertaining thnt she would some day
be the possessor of some gowns had
become a sort of permanent hope
as far as she could see, or, in fact as
they both could see together.
"Elizabeth," he said one dav. "do
you think marriage is a failure?"
"Failure!" she said scornfully. "It's
a panic."—Wall Street Journal.
Baby's Own Tablets will promntly
cure indigestion, colic, constipation,
diarrhoea and teething troubles, destroy worms, break up colds and thus
prevent deadly croup. This medicine
contains no poisonous opiates or narcotics, nnd may be '.'iven with absolute safetv to a new-born child. Mrs.
C. L, Manerv, Leamington, Ont.,
snys: "Mv baby suffered from colic
and constipation so badly that we
did not know what it was to liet1 a
eood night's rest. But since giving
him Baby's Own Tablets the trouble
lias disnnpeared, and he now sleeps
well. The action of the Tablets is
gentle yet very effective." Sold bv
medicine dealers or by mail it 25
cents a box from The Dr. Williams'
Medicine Co., Brockville, Ont.
Ransford D. Bucknam Was Close
Adherent of Abdul Hamid.
A Canadian has held a high position in the Court of Abdul Hamid,
the fallen monarch of Turkey. He is
Ransford D. Bucknam, who was born
in Nova Scotia 33 years ago. Young
Bucknam went to sea at the age of
fourteen.   While still a mere youth
Bill Barlow, of Wyoming, told of
one of the first humorous paragraphs
of his former editorial associate, Bill
Nye. Tbere had been a rnilrnnd accident. The locomotive was lost, the
passenger cars were destroved, the express ear was smashed: but no one
hnd h»en fntnl'.v hurt. This is the wnv
Bill Nye described it: "For umvnrd
of twenty years repairs' have been re.
neatedly promised the old smith
bridire. Honing against hone, and
waiting until distracted, the old
bridge became discouraged nt last,
and yest«rday ;ust laid down in the
gorge with a passenger train."
Eyes Are Relieved by Murine
when irritated bv Chalk Dust and
Eye Strain, incident to the average
School Poom. A recent Census of
New York City reveals the fact thnt
in that City alone 17,928 School Children needed Eve Care. \fhy not, try
Murine Eve Remedy for Red, Weak
Wenry, Waterv Eyes, Granulation.
Pink Eye and Eye Strnin? Murine
doesn't Smnrt: Soothes Eye Pain. Is
compounded by .Exnerienced Pbvsi.
cinns: Contains no Injurious or Prohibited Drugs. Try Murine for Your
Eye Troubles; You will like Murine
Try it in Baby's Eves for Scaly Eve.
lids. Druggists Sell Murine nt 5nc.
TIip Murine Eye Remedy Co., Chieneo,
Will Send You Interesting Eye BookB
he was in command of a Standaid Oil
whaleback on the lakes. In 191*2 ha
accepted a* position with the Cramps
of Philadelphia, and was commissioned by them to sail the new Turkish
warship Medjidia to the Bosphoius.
His ability impressed the Sultan, and
he was quickly made vice-admiral of
the Imperial navy, and has entire
charge of all naval construction.
Little was heard of Admiral Bucknam during the recent troubles and
deposition of the Sultan, nnd it will
not be known for some time whether
he will hold his position under the
new regime.
He twice saved Abdul Hamid's life.
May Catch Pirates.
"The King A"! Scarborough," by
which title Lord Londesborough is
populnrly known, holds the quaint
title of Hereditary Vice-Admiral of
the Yorkshire Coast, a post which
carries with it the right to capture
and put into chains any bold buccaneer who dares to show his flag in any
harbor of the county. Up to the time
of going to press his lordship has
never had to exercise this privilege.
Occasional Flights Prom the Grind
Better Than Skilled Specialists.
There would Dot be so many worn-
put, fagged looking women If we
learned curly tbe value of that ounce
of prevention. Wltb most ot us prevention Is like thunder—It comes after
the danger is past
So much bf the misery of life is
preventable thut it Is pitiful bow rarely the effort Is made. We lose our
looks, break dowu before our time aud
either are snut'red out altogether or
hang on creaking hinges when we
should be iu the full ttush of living.
Most women act as if tbey were fa-
tallsts-wbat must be must be. Then
they gronu wheu the Inevitable occurs
instead of living up'to the true fatalist spirit of stoicism.
Perhaps you are one of tbe persons
who ever take any rest. Vou look
on life as a race to be ruti, forgetting
that the strongest runner goes slow
until the finish.
Have you tbe foolish Idea that to
stop a minute to read the papers or to
jlp into a famous book Is stealing
time thut should be devoted to '>■:.<•
band or children V Are you charitable
to every one but yourself and look
upon letting up in your mad pace as
Are you one of those misguided beings who think monotonous plodding
Is duty and crash out young longings
for an occasional matinee or social
outing lest you tall Id some chimerical
If so. rendlust things. Learn to look
on these things as "that ounce of prevention" without which smnshups nre
Inevitable. It Is continual plodding
that not only makes life stale, but
orlugs wrinkles and narrow minds.
Do you ever stop to think what a
breakdown means? Bow many ot the
Mveied pleasures or longed- for rests
could bave been had for the doctor's
Occasional flight from the grind is
better than skilled specialists to beep
one well, which Is tbe sensible mod-
?rn woman's reading of "that ounce of
Yakutsk, the commercial.emnorium
of Eastern Siberia, is the coldest city
in the world.
The Village Grocer (rieevishly'i—
"Look here, Aaron! Whnt makes you
nut the big apples on the top of the
The Honest Farmer (cheerilv^—
What makes you comb that long
scalnlock over your bald spot?—
Ask for Mlnard's and take no other.
Fhody—'Tis contented Oi found ye
sittin' here, Mike. Are ye shmokin'
the noipe nf pence?
Mike—Oi'm contented, Rl-ody: hut
for the rist ave it ye're bnck end to.
Oi'm shmokin' me piece ave poipe.—
Smart Women Have Taken Up tha
Parted Pompadour.
After all the preaching about the
parted potnpndour, It didn't come in
iutll the season was well started. .Now
tbe smart women are rapidly taking it
ap. At the opera, at dinner dunces, nt
the theater and wherever women garner with.bare heads the parted pompa-
lour Is tbe mode of the moment.
It is doubtful If the small roll ot hair
over the temples could be dignified by
tbe name of pompadour. It stands out
little from tbe face. It Is slightly
waved, more often at home than on
the Irons of the hairdresser. The parting Is ou the left side and the hair
brushed away from It In mail fashion.
At tbe right side of the part the hair
(weeps down over the brow and across
tbe temples ID a large rippling ware,
the left side goes back over the ear
ind is tucked Into the small I'syche
knot that stands straight out from the
Every one thought this parted pompadour would be unbecoming. Ou tbe
contrary, It Is quite attractive and a
rhuruilug relief from the mass ot ruffed and ratted hair that we have been
wearing over the brow for yenrs.
Whatever rats or crapes are put Into
the hair to keep It out now are used
it tbe sides. Tbey must uot go across
the back except under the fsyene
X'be correct coiffure adopted by tbe
majority tins the hnlr brushed up
smoothly from the nape of tbe neck to
tbe knot Itself. There Is no bulging
out or sagging down. It Is a clean
Grecian sweep, usually beld lu place
oy a wide barretie.
For years Mother Graves' Worm Ex.
terminator has ranked ns the most
effective preparation manufactured,
nnd it always maintains its reputation.
"I think," said Miss Cayenne, "thnt
in the course of time we' shall he com-
municntitig with Mars." "What of
it?" inquired the professor. "We
won't lie able to exchange any ideas
of importance." "Perhaps not. But
the conversations at teas and receptions should fortify us for a little disappointment like that."—Washington
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Pretty shades for the center table
lamps may be made easily at bome.
Hake the wire frames aud cover tbem
wltb slilmmery silk or tissue paper. If
the paper is used make cords of the
lame. Insets of lllet net In tbe silk
shades are specially effective and not
difficult to place.
An embroiderer gives this rule for
working initials on lingerie: Never use
anything on cotton for embroidery but
cotton. If tbe material Is linen take
care to use linen thread. Best results
are obtained If wben pudding Is necessary tbe same thread Is used for tbls
part of the work as for the embroidery
For a coat banger get tbree heavy
wires about twenty-six Inches long and
cover tbem with ribbon casings, using
black, yellow and red for the different
cases. Fasten the three wires together,
braid tbem and finish each end with
ribbon bows Cover a wire for the
hunger. Tbese can be made of any
ribbon covering.
To correctly find one's wnlst measure
so ns to he able to put belt or girdle
on shirt waist cut shirt witlst somewhat shorter than full length pnttern:
make waist nnd then try ou; tie n tape
around waist, placing fullness In back,
front and sides Just us desired. Then
take a lead pencil, mark tbe wnlst all
around just below tape. Cut off even
with marked line after taking off
waist. Put on belt, remembering to
have measured distance from middle
nf back to underarm seam so as to
know exactly where to let fullness be.
I'hls Is nn excellent Idea and will be of
great benefit to bome dressmakers.
Brave Lady!
Mrs Fred Wilmerdlng, once a leader
of fashion In Paris, hns opened a curiosity shop In Florence, hoping tiers •
b»* to retrieve her fortunes.
No trouble with Sunlight Soap.
Just follow the directions on the
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One Thing Hidden
"I understand that the Browns have
moved into a house of their own."
"Yes, they had a house-warming the
other night."
"Is that so? Did they show you all
the modern improvements?"
"Yes, everything except the mortgage."
It Will Prevent Ulcerated Throat.—
At the first symptoms of sore throat,
wliich presages ulceration and inflammation, take a spoonful of Dr.
Thomas' Eclectric Oil. Add a little
sugar to make it palatable. It will
allay the irritation and prevent the
ulceration and swelling that are so
painful. Those who were periodically
subject to quinsy have thus made
themselves immune to attack.
He Went
A couple of Scotch ministers were
taking dinner together one summer
dny in a little manse in the Highlands. It was tiie Snblrath day, the
weather was beautiful, and the bubbling streams were full ot trout, and
the woods .full of summer birds. One
turned to the other and Baid: "Mon.
don't ye often feel tempted on these
beautiful Sundaysito feo cut fishing?"
"Na, na," said the other. "I never
feel tempted.  I juist gang."
"Whnt is the matter with the ser
vice this afternoon?" asked the angry
manager of the telephone exchnnge,
"Tbe town is in a tumult, and every
subscriber hns a complaint."
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subordinate, calmly. "The morning
papers announced thnt a man by the
name of Smith hail been injured in a
tram smash. As a result, every Smith
is telephoning to every other Smith to
learn if the Smith who was hurt waa
his Smith."
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In a report of tbe bureau of animal industry Klchard W. Hickman,
,V. M. D., chief of the quarantine division, says of dehorning cattle:
The dehorning of partly developed
-and adult cattle can be very satisfactorily performed without otber apparatus or instruments than a good, strong
clothesline and a clean, sharp meat
saw or a miter saw with a rigid back
In the bands of a fairly good mechanic.
The same simple means for controlling
the animal are just as applicable when
the dehorning knife Is to be used as
when the horns are to be removed
with the saw. This consists In securing the head of the animal to tbe horizontal rail or strlngpiece which holds
the upper ends of the stanchion boards.
The animal is put to the stanchion in
tbe usual manner. Tben one end of a
heavy clothesline Is passed around the
upper part of the neck and tied In a
knot that will not slip; otherwise it
will choke the animal. The free end
of the rope Is now carried between the
horns, through tbe stanchion, to the
front, up and over the horizontal
stanchion rail, then down underneath
tbe neck and up and over the top of
the stanchion rail to an assistant, wbo
should hold it firmly. Now release the
stanchion, allowing the animal to withdraw Its bead, so that the horns are
just Inside of tbe stanchion rail or
strlngpiece. Then, keeping the rope
tight, pass It once around the muzzle,
up and over the stanchion rail and
through to the front again to the hands
of the assistant, who should stand three
or four feet In front of the animal and
hold the rope firmly, but prepared to
release It wben told to do so by the
operator. The animal is now ready
for the dehorning operation.
It Is necessary that the rope be held
by an assistant, as in the event of tbe
animal struggling during tbe operation
so as to throw itself off Its feet, or if
there appears to be danger of its choking, tbe rope may be slackened promptly at tbe word of the operator and the
animal partly released. This, however,
is rarely necessary, for as soon as the
head is secured the operator should be
ready, standing at the right shoulder
of the animal with his saw, and proceed to saw off flrst the right and then
the left horn. The horns should be
severed at a point from a quarter to a
half an Inch below where the skin
joins the base of the horn, cutting from
tbe back toward the front   The illus-
A Breed That Stands High Among the
Wool Producers.
A breed of sheep tbat.during the last
twenty years has come to the front In
this country is the Rambouillet, a
French breed, tbat is by many classed
with the Merino. .It Is the largest of
tbe fine wool sheep and comes close
to being a general purpose animal.
The appearance of the bead is characteristic, being covered wltb a dense
growth of wood extending over the
face and around the eyes. The body is
deep and well fleshed, and the chest is
deep. The neck is rather thick, but
comparatively free from wrinkly folds.
Ears are short and silky, legs short
tratlon shows the animal and tbe operator in position for the dehorning
operation by tbls method. It Is a good
plan before commencing the real work
to experiment upon an,animal in the
matter of control by snubbing tbe head
to tbe stanchion rail as described.,
If the stanchion rail Is too wide to
permit of properly securing the lower
part as well as the upper part of the
animal's head, the turn of the rope
around the muzzle may be omitted and
the last lap of the rope carried around
the stanchion rail to tbe front and to
the hands of the assistant. Tbe rope
should pass each time over the neck of
the animal to the stanchion rail, so
tbat the laps are between the horns,
In order that tbe rope may not Interfere with the work of the saw.
It is not nsual to apply any preparation after the operation of dehorning
to prevent bleeding, as the loss of
blood Is not sufficient, as a rule, to be
of consequence. Care should be taken,
however, to prevent substances from
getting into the openings left after the
horns nre removed. Tbe horn cores
are elongations of the frontal bones of
the skull and are hollow. They communicate with the frontal sinuses, or
air spades, of the bead. Therefore
substances wblch would act as an irritant in these cavltos are apt to set up
an Inflammation, resulting In the formation of pus or an abscess, which
may prove quite serious. Fragments
of horn detached In the process of dehorning would serve as such Irritant
and by their presence In these cavities
cause Inflammation.
If the animals are dehorned wben
the flies are about. It la well to apply
some pine tar with a view to keeping
the files from the wounds. Some operators do this In nearly all cases, thinking that It facilitates healing. Tbe dehorning operation should always wben
possible be performed in cool weather
nnd upon animals which bave at least
attained the age of two years.
Inquiries are frequently received as
to whether the operation Is painful
and whether It may not be classed as
cruelty to animals. Those who have
hnd extensive experience In dehorning
appear to agree that tbe pain Induced
by the operation has been greatly overestimated, as careful observation hns
shown that shrinkage In the milk yield
following the dehorning of cows us
well ns tbe decrease In the butter fat
yield are very temporary and Inslgnlli-
cant. On the other hand, the worry,
pain and cruelty often inflicted by cattle upon tbelr mates before being deprived of tbelr horns Is much more to
be considered.
and straight.. Yield of fleece is very
heavy because of its thickness and
combination of length and fineness. It
is bright and lustrous and in a good
specimen Is of even quality.
As compared with the Spanish Merino,
the Rambouillet is considered a better
mutton form, with more weight and
quality of fleece and greater hardiness.
Many of the American flocks were
started from German sources, some of
the best types of the breed having
been developed In the northern part
of that country. Tbe first importations were known as the French Merinos, but the present name bas been
generally adopted during the past
twenty years.
As a mutton producer the breed
ranks fairly well, although not maturing so quickly as some breeds and
producing a coarser mutton than some
others. Yet It matures fairly early and
produces a salable class of mutton,
probably superior to any other of tho
Merino breeds. At the International
stock show the Rambouillet mutton
was priced at $5 per hundred, live
weight, compared with $5.75 for the
The ram shown in the Illustration
wns sold In South Africa In 1007 for
$1,000 and later In Argentina for
$1,000. It weighed 300 pounds, wool
37% pounds. It was raised by Thomas
WyckoII of Michigan, who pronounces
the breed "the greatest mutton and
wool sbeep on earth."
Feeding the Calf.
Tbe aim in calf feeding should always be to prevent scours, aud this
is oue of tbe. things whicb should be
watched closely. This ailment lu sklm-
mllk calves Is the result of Indigestion
brought on, ns a rule, by overfeeding,
but nlso by feeding sklmnfilk In poor
condition and from dirty pails. Every
feeder of sklmmilk to calves must sooner or later learn this lesson. He must
learn tbat If the calf baa scours tbe
feeder is not doing bis work right In
the case of scours reform your system
of feeding Instead of purchasing the
many remedies advertised, and in
dairy farming one of the important
qualifications is tbe learning not only
of making but of saving money.
There are numerous and most excellent home remedies for scours, and I
do not venture a recommendation. In
our experience of rearing several hundred pure bred calves we have not had
to exceed a dozen cases of scours, and
these were in our early experience.
One or two raw eggs broken Into a
calfs mouth bave cured such cases.—
T. A. Borman at Missouri State Dairy
Points For the Shepherd.
Oats, wheat bran, linseed meal, clover hay and roots are tbe best foods
for breeding ewes.
No young animal will attain to as
good results as tbe one liberally fed.
This applies to lambs as well as other
Sheep nre dainty feeders. They will
not eat bay that other creatnres bave
mussed over. They refuse grain taken
from a ratty crib.
An excellent plan In handling sheep
Is to provide well protected yards Into
which they may be turned on fine
days and have a shed for the stormy,
blustery weather.
Put the unthrifty appearing ewes hy
themselves nnd give a little extra feed.
Perhaps they are. suffering from the
greed of the bosses In tbe flock and
are not getting a full ration.
Damp Stables.
Damp stables are caused by a lack
of sufficient circulation of air to take
up the moisture. When the barber
wishes to dry your face quickly he
uses a fan to circulate the nlr about
your face and thus take up tbe moisture. Every cow Is throwing off from
seven to ten pounds of water every
twenty-four hours. It will condense
on cold walls unless sufficient fresh air
is circulated through the stable and
often enough to dry It up. There la
no other way to take up tbls moisture
or prevent It. In regard to the temperature of a stable, keep It at 00 to B5
degrees. But In all these things a
stable must be properly ventilated.
How Prices of Land In the. Great
Metropolis Have Gone Up.
The history of London, write Dr.
Heydemann, xa an interesting survey
of the growth of our great metropolis,
published in The London Evening
News, is the history of the British
From a British village of mud huts
clustering on the banks of the river
Thames, London has grown in 2,000
years until its limits have outstripped
its statutory area of 117 square miies;
the rateable value of its property has
increased in 600 years from $60,000 a
year to .$222,500,000, which is within
$10,000,000 of the total rateable value
of the sixty-eight biggest towns and
cities of England and Wales!
If one landlord owned the buildings
of London his rent-roll would exceed
$260,000,000 a year.
Londoners are gradually grasping
the solid fact that they live and work
in the world's greatest city, to the
story of whose marvels during twenty
centuries there is no end.
In 1868 a house in Tokenhouse
Yard, in the centre of the City of
London, was producing a rent of $1,-
500 p»r annum; in 1893 the house was
pulled down and the land alone was
let at a ground rent of $6,250 per
Between 1860 and 1800 the price of
freehold land near the Bank of England rose from $75 per Bquare foot
to $250 per square foot, and at this
remarkable price several transactions
took place.
This increment of value is a phenomenon familiar to most. There are
few who cannot speak of some property which has doubled in value
within his own experience; nor is it
necessary to go further back than the
beginning of many an existing lease
to find that the present value of the
land alone is worth as many pounds
aB it was shillings when the lease was
From horseshoes to sovereigns have
values nrogressed between the reigns
of the First and the Seventh Edwards,
and it is indeed a far cry from the
no man's land of Lyndyn to the administrative county of London, with
its annual value of $270,500,000.
Variation In Milk Flow.
It was found at the Nebraska experiment stntlon that, as n rule. I lie variation In milk flow In Individual cows
from year to year was due to length
of lactation and rest before freshening. A long taxation period favora a
large milk production; nlso a long period of rest before freshening brings
tne same result
Spot   Where   the   Famous   Gallows
Stood In London.
The work which the London County
Council recently undertook of indicating the site of the gallows at Tyburn,
wliich was for centuries the principal
place of execution for. criminals, has
now been completed. The indication
consists in the fixing in the carriageway at the junction of Edgware road,
Oxford street and Bayswater road, of
a stone tablet marking the site of the
fixed gallows. The tablet bears a representation, in brass, of the ancient
triangular gallows, surrounded by a
six-feet triangle with an inscription
in brass letters set in granolithic;
"Here stood—Tyburn Tree—Removed
1759," two words appearing on each
side of the triangle, while on the
stone balustrade of the railings of
Hyde Park, a bronze tablet directing
attention to the stone has been fixed
by H.M. Office of Works. The suggestion wns originally made by Mr.
H. Sicveking in connection with the
carrying out of the Marble Arch Improvements, and was cordially approved by the First Commissioner of
H.M. Works.
In 1759 the fixed gallows was removed, after which executions were carried out on a movable gallows, erected, as required, in varying positions
in the immediate locality. The last
execution at Tyburn took place in
1783. On the removal of the fixed
gallows the site was occupied by the
Tyburn Turnpike Gate. An interesting relic of this, in the shape ol a
stone, inscribed "Half-a-mile from Tyburn Gate," has recently been presented to the council by the Consolidated London Properties, Ltd., in approximately its originally position. A
brass tablet has been affixed to the
lower half of the stone, with an inscription stating the historical interest of the stone and the circumstances
under which it came into the possession of the Council.
The Night Writers.
Writers who habitually work at
night, and all night, frequently pet
strange nervous fnncies. Huxley said;
"When I am working at night I not
only hear burglars moving; about, but
I. actually see them looking through
the crack in the door at me I"
Wilkie Collins was a habitual nicbt
worker until he was frightened out of j
it by the appearance of another Wilkie Collins, who snt down at the table
with him and tried to monopolize |
the desk. There was a struggle, and
the inkstand was upset. When the
real Wilkie Collins came to himself,
sure enough, the ink was running
over the writing table, proof enough
of a struggle. After that Mr. Collins
gave up night work.
From Village School to Wealth.
A keen man of business is Sir Hudson Kenrley, the first chairman ol the
Port Authority constituted under the
Port of London Act of last year. He
has been a decided success as Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of
Trade, and as a partner in a well-
known tea firm has made a considerable fortune. He is an entirely self-
made man. The son of an Uxbrulge
carpenter, Sir Hudson was educated
in the village school, and received no
better education than thousands of
other children of the masses. He
started life aa a junior clerk in a lily
firm, but saw possibilities before lie
was twenty-one and launched out lor
Sugar Boats and Mangele Excellent
For Cows In Winter. -
When the dairyman Is unable to provide silage for his1 cows the balanced
rr 'in should Include something besides hay, bran, mill feed and occasionally oil cake. This Is Imperative
fur tbe dairyman and desirable for
growing aud fattening stock.
For tbls purpose pumpkins are
largely grown for late fall feed, but
tbey cannot be kept far into the winter. Following* these there Is no vegetable that equals the sugar beet especially In tbe delightful flavor and
richness tbat It Imparts to milk, and
an allowance of even three or four a
day to each cow, chopped Into convenient bits and fed in connection
with hay, Is eaten with avidity and
conduces to health as well as enjoyment for tbe animals.
Next to tbe sugar beets snd even
easier to grow are the mangels, raised
exclusively for stock, and In European
countries forming a large part of tbe
food, a practice that mlgbt be most
profitably Imitated In America, where
the grain feeds have lately greatly
advanced tn price.
8coura In Pigs.
For two or three years we bad some
trouble with our young Berkshire pigs
at weaning time, says a breeder. Frequently the best of each Utter would
bave white scours. For several years
we bave bad no trouble along this line,
as we began feeding a side dish of
wheat middlings, fed dry In a creep
while the young pigs were still on the
dam. Since we began tbls dry feed
we have had no trouble, I think tbat
the difficulty comes in most esses by
giving a wet feed, bnt where dry feed
:s used no trouble occurs. We always
feed warm, sosked com at the same
time. After they are weaned they are
fed twice a day. just wbat tbey will
clean up nicely.
Cleaning Dairy Utensils.
Tbe proper way of washing milk
utenstls Is something that Is often
neglected. All milk should be rinsed
from the surface of the tin before It
comes In contact with the boiling water, as the beat will cook tbe milk on
to the surface, forming a coating very
difficult to remove. If this coating Is
not removed It furnishes food and a
place for bacterial growth. This is especially true In localities that are
damp. After rinsing tbe vessels free
from milk they may be washed In hot
water. There should be sdded to tbe
water some good cleansing compound.
Some of tbe so called washing powders are not good, for a grease of some
kind Is used In their makeup. If a
good powder cannot be obtained ordl-
nary commercial sal soda and a little
borax can be used. It Is always Important to wash milk utensils as soon
as possible after tbelr contents are
emptied. If left to stsnd two or tbree
hours some of tbe milk dries, snd then
tbe more hot water Is put on It tbe
closer It sticks. Alwsys wash milk
palls and cans first wltb cold water.
Ambassadorial Humor.
Following the proclamation of the
commune in Paris, Gen. Brackenbury
attached himself to the Govern! t
troops at Versailles, where Lord
Lyons, the British Aniliiissmlor,
also was. One day Lord Lyons
was persuaded to visit Mc-udon.
He wiib looking from the window ol j
an empty house when n shell fell and
burst in the garden below. Then he
said quietly; "Perhaps I had better
retire. It would be a diplomatic blunder if Her Majesty's ambassador were
to be killed."—Blackwood's Magnum.
Provide good milk palls. Tbere are
a great number of patent milk palls on
Ihe market that prevent Sltb from
falling Into tbe milk. Strainer top
palls are quite extensive,? used and
are very effective In keeping out foreign matter.
Regularity In Work of Dairy.
Too much Importance cannot be attached to the regularity In all dairy
work. The cow Is a creature of habits. Tbe more regular tbe attention
given ber the better work sbe will do
In the dairy. Teacb tbe boys to be
kind and gentle to tbe cows, to feed
them properly and wltb regularity.
Try to make the cows contented as
possible. Gentle treatment, good feeding snd regularity are tbe tbree requirements In handling dairy cows.
Remedy For Cowpox.
Oxide of zinc ointment rubbed on
tbe cow's bag morning and nlgbt Is a
very good remedy for cowpox. The
disease Is carried from cow to cow on
the bands of the milker. So wben
the disease Is In the herd the milkers
should wash their bands carefully
after milking each cow. Do uot use
the milk from affected cows until they
sre cured.
For Kicking Cows.
To cure cows of kicking wben being
milked a dairyman says a remedy
whlcb has proved effectual wltbout a
single exception Is simply clean lard.
About Oft ecu or twenty minutes before the cow Is milked tbe Brat time
tbe lard should be applied to tbe teats,
and wben through milking wipe tbe
teats perfectly dry wltb « soft dry
cloth and apply the lard again. Tbls
was usually found uecessary for about
five or six inlllitngs. Many milkers
bsve s had iml.lt of wetting their
fingers wheu milking, and when tbe
teats of young cows are left In tbls
condition, especially In winter time,
tbey get sore. Ou tbe other hand,
lard heals or taken away tbe soreness
that Is so natural, caused by the action of rough, bard bands upon toe
tests that are not accustomed to the
milking process.
Quaint Ceremonials In Various Parts j
of Merrie England.
Though kissing is said to go by fa.'
vor, yet it sometimes goes by custom,
and occasionally by law. For in- '
stance, there is a custom connected I
with Hocktide at Hungerford, a festi-
val which takes place every April. A t
penny tax is collected on that day by j
two well-known residents of Hunger-1
ford, who are termed "tutty-men," |
and who go from door to door, each J
carrying a stave trimmed with gay.
It is not recorded whether this honorary post of "tutty-man" is put up
to open competition, but it certainly
ought to be, for there is one very
valuable perquiajte attached to the
officer-namely, a kiBB from at least
one lady in each family visited. It is
said, moreover to be the rule at Hungerford to yield graciously to this custom, especially if the "tutty-man"
happens to be young and handsome'
"Beating the bounds" is often associated with other remarkable customs, and at Maidenhead kissing is
inimemorially associated with it. Any
lady, old or young, rich or poor, who
is encountered on the road must have
the fair alternative submitted to her
of being either "bumped" or kissed.
It speaks volumes for the good sense
of Mnidenhead maidens that the vast
majority of them prefer the latter
alternative to the former, although
they might prefer it as a private rather than as a public function. Nevertheless, there are cases on record
where ladies have chosen to be
"bumped," and, as this takes place
on the boundary stones, they have
probably repented, when too late, of
their undue coyness.
Barge Day is a festival which appears to be peculiar to Newcastle-on-
Tyne. It seems to be akin to the
practice of1 boundary beating, for the
mayor and corporation, who, doubtless, in olden times used all to sail
in barges, now embark upon four be-
flagged steamers, and, followed by two
old state barges, steam up the river,
to claim the soil of the. Tyne. But
the piece de resistance is reserved for
the landing. A big crowd is always
waiting on the landing-stage for the
arrival of the "grave and reverend
signors," and from the assembled
multitude the mayor has the very delightful, but extremely invidious,
privilege of selecting any young lady
he pleases nnd giving her a kiss. For
this osculatory performance she receives a golden sovereign.
It is said that there has never been
a Mayor of Newcastle who. has not
deemed this privilege cheap at the
price. Nor is this all. No sooner
has the mayor received hiB ,kiss and
presented his sovereign than the sheriff, not to be outdone, also chooses a
fair lady, duly kisses her, and presents her with a sovereign. But the
fair maid whom the mayor has kissed
has still another gift to receive, and
this time from the mayoress, who is
bound by custom whatever her feelings on the matter may be. to present
with some useful gift the lady whom
her husband has kissed.
Types Produced by Sound Draft Mares
1 Bring Fancy Prices.
Many of tbe mules found In tbe
average farming community are under-,
sized and inferior In quality. Tbls la
probably due to tbe fact tbat farmers often make a practice of raisin j
mules from tbe most inferior mares
upon the place. To produce the best
type of mules a sound draft mare,
weighing from 1.400 pounds upward,
shonld be used: It should also be
the aim of the owner to secure 'the
Literary Man and Educationist Receives Decree of LL.D.
At the McGill University convocation held a few days ago Martin J.
Griffin of Ottawa received the degree
of LL.D. for his literary work, Dean
Waltdn stating that our subject was
generally recognized as one of the
most scholarly and graceful of Canadian writers.
Martin Griffin is one of the leading
literary men of the capital and par-
liamentary librarian there. He wns
born in Newfoundland in 1847 und
was educated at St. Mary's College,
Halifax, After taking his B.A. degree tie studied law and was called to
the Nova Scotian Bar in 1868 und
practiced bis profession for a time in
Halifax. His literary taste developed
nt an early age and he soon became
a frequent contributor to the leading
papers and Ior some years was connected with The Halifax Chronicle.
In 1868 lie became editor of The Express, a position lie held until 1874.
From 1873 to 1870 lie was private secretary to Hon. JumcB McDonald and
resigned that position to become representative in the enpitnl of The
Mail newspaper. In 1889 he wns selected secretary of the royal commission Ui inquire into the condition ol
the civil service and the following
year be was appointed editor of The
Toronto Mail, then the leading organ
ol the Conservative party In Ontario.
In 1H85 he was appointed Parliamentary librarian iu Ottawa, and has
since held thai position. He has devoted much ol his leisure to literary
work and has been a voluminous contributor to the periodical press and
the leading magazines of botli continents.
services of tbe best Jack to be found.
From sucb a cross there will be pro-
duced a large, heavy boned mule that
will mnke a first class work animal
upon the farm; also one tbat Is readily salable at any time after be has'
reached three years of age.
Tbe average of mule prices Is higher'
than for horses, and this Is well illus-
trated by statistics. For Instance, on
Jan. 1, 1908. tbere were In tbe United,
States 10,802.000 horses, valued at
$93.41 per bead, and 8.(169,000 mules,
valued at 107.70 per bead. In tbe past
ten years there bas been a steady Increase In the number of moles raised,
while the prices per bead bave rapidly
Increased from year to year.
The grade l'ercheron mare shown In
the Illustration Is the kind of mare
tbat produces the large, strong mules
whlcb sell for tbe good, long prices.
Mule foals at weaning time sell for
ISO to $80 and at two and a half tn
tbree years old sell for from $100 to
$22.1, according to size and condition.
This range In prices shows the Importance of size In tbe dam and good feeding . from weaning time until sold,
though some farmers seem to think
tbat a mule «wlll thrive on whatever
will keep a goat. Though not dainty
feeder and quite hardy, males will
repay their owners for shelter and
good feed provided for them to tbe
same extent any other animal will.
Good draft horses sell for better
prices than mules bring nnd cost very
little more to produce, but tbere Is a
brisk demand for'good mules at prof- i
Itnble prices, and there Is no reason
why the farmer possessing good, large
mares should not produce some mules,
If be wishes, at a good profit
Records In the Dairy,
In a proSfresslve New Jersey dairy
the cows are divided Into four sections
of twelve each, numbered and known
respectively as A. I*. <J and D. In
front of each animal, on n wire running from end to end of the room. Is a
card, giving the cow's number on one
side and on the other sucb data as the*
time the animal should come fresh,
the length of time milked, the percentage of butter fnt and remarks. A*
eacb cow's milk la analyzed at frequent Intervals, the milk produced by
a section can be kept at a uniform average of 4 per cent fat When one section's percentage or production Is noticed to be running low It Is a simple
mutter to replace low wltb high testing cows, so thut with very slight work
the quality of the mill! can be kept
uniform throughout tbe year.
Alberta's Parliamentary Buildings.
It, is stated that the beautiful new
Parliament Buildings at Edmonton,
Alberta, which arc being erected at a
cost of $1,250,000, will be completed by
Ihe cud of 1010.
A well bred sire will often add two
or three pouuds In weight of fiesh or
fleece over a poor one.
Protection For Lambs.
Molasses barrels or otner large barrels, witb one end Knocked out placed
about tbe field and open to a warm
quarter afford capital protection for
lambs from cold winds. These barrels
can easily be tinned daily against the
wind, and lambs will make extensive
use of tbem. Warmth to a young animal is equal to so much good fowl.
Condition Powders For Sheep.
I keep a bos fastened niiont two feet
from the floor, under cover, always "tiled wltb salt, ashes and sulphur, two
parts salt, one of ashes and one of sulphur, snys a breeder. 1 bave never
needed any other condition powders.
Sheep cared for In this way. If of a
good breed, will lie Healthy and rugged, will own their lambs nnd buve
plenty of milk lo raise them. I consider tbem one nf Ihe best paying
branches of stock husbandry.
Dipping Improves the Wool.
Sheep thrive much better wbeu thelt
skins are clean, and It has been clearly proved that a good dip Increases the
quantity anil Improves tbe quality ot
tbe wool. It Is absolutely Impossible
for lambs Infested with ticks or any
other parasites to thrive properly owing to the constant irritation set up.
Burling the Ewe.
It Is often tbe practice to burl the
ewe—Unit Is. rut away the wool on
the Inside thighs and around the tall
and the wool around tbe udder—before
tending Ihe ewes to n distant Held. It
no doubt Is right In theory, but prae.
tlcal men say It Is wrong, for should
cold cast winds prevnll pargeted udders will he the result, with the loss
of several ewes. Just tnke nwii.v any
quite loose wool nenr the tents which
may possibly get Into the lamb's mouth
nnd so cause dentb by swallowing, bin
do not Interfere with nature's protection to the udder until warm wenllici
Livsly and Erratic Heir of Lord Rose,
bery Is Safely United In Order,
According to Gossip, to Keep the
Rothschild Monsy Out of the Handi
of the Actresses—Deserted Guards
to Become a Cricketer.
The worldwide prominence enjoyed by Lord Eosebcry when be was
Premier of England and leader of
the great Liberal party makes the
recent marriage of his son and heir.
Lord Dalmeny, to the Hon. Dorothy
Grosvenor a match    of international
■ interest.   The bride is a daughter of
Lord Henry George Grosvenor, and a
granddaughter of the flrst Duke   of
It is   stated   freely   in   club   and
.society circles that the betrothal ol
Lord Dalmeny and Miss Grosvenor
was   "arranged"   by  Lord   Rosebery
in order to keep the Rothschild millions—the Countess of Rosebery wbb
a Rothschild—out of the pretty hands
:oi a stage beauty.
Lord Dalmeny had been constant
in attention to a very attractive member of the Gaiety Theatre company
and had been one of the most popular habitues of London's White Way.
His bride is a charming girl, tall,
clever and pretty, and London society
is-of one voice in declaring that she
is deserving of n saintship for taking
in hand the fate of the future Earl
oi Rosebery.
Lord Dalmeny is but twenty-seven
yearB old, and he served for a time
in the guards. He was also in Parliament, but resigned his Beat in
order that he might became captain
of the Surrey cricket eleven. He is
an all around sportsman, rides and
shoots' well and is a great favorite in
the younger social set.
The wedding was one of the most
important social events of the season. The bride's dress. waB draped
with priceless point d'alencon lace
that had been worn by Marie Antoinette. The gifts to the newly married couple were numerous and costly, and descriptions of them filled
columns in the papers.
Swinburne's Pet Aversions.
The pet aversions of Algernon Chas.
Swinburne, the famous poet, who has
just died, were visitors and interviewers, nnd the story has often been told
of how he rid himself ol one enterprising journalist who stopped him
during his walk across Wimbledon
Common, by remarking. "I see you nre
talking, but you must really excuse
me. I'm stone-deaf." But the poet
disliked overcoats, gloves, umbrellas,
and' new clothes almost as much as
he disliked interviewers. A low, turned-down collar, a stiff, black, old-fashioned necktie, a soft, black felt hat,
a well-worn, cut-away coat, and trousers lacking length—such was the usual attire of the great poet when he
took his morning walk; and he could
walk, and swim too. In the language
of a local resident, "he could walk
the Wimbledon postman off his legs."
A Btory told of Swinburne's early
days is amusing. Late one evening
he drove up lo a certain club in a
cab and, forgetting that he had not
discharged the driver, was hurrying
into the establishment, when he was
reminded of hiR omission by the Jehu
in language more forcible than polite.
The indignation of the author of "Ata-
lnnta in Cnlydou" knew no bounds.
^"Here!" he exclaimed, proffering the
fare; "and now come down"from your
fierch, you beery rascal, and listen to
low a poet can swear I" The invitation was not accepted.
About Boys.
At a recent Bombay School Board
examination one of the tasks was an
essay on boys, and this was one of
the compositions, just ns it was handed in by a girl ol twelve:
"The boy is not an animal, yet they
can be heard to a considerable distance. When a boy hollers he opens
liis big mouth like frogs, but girls
hold their tongue till they, are spoken
to, and then they answer respectable,
and tell just how it was. A boy thinks
himself clever because he can wade
where it is deep, but God made the
c'ry land for every living thing, and
rested on the seventh day. When the
boy grows up he is called a husband,
nnd then he stops wading and stays
out at nights, but (lie grcw-up girl is
a widow und keeps house."
"The Glider girls didn't do so badly,
iftcr all."
"How was that?"
"Why. Jane's duke turned out to be
a cook, and Ann's count was n waiter.
liut they both wanted work, and Mrs.
under told me only the other day that
she couldn't ask for better help."—
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
He never quite grew up and so
It seemed lie couldn't make things ***>
Could not achieve a large success,
But kept on playing more or less
Just like a child would do, you know.
It seemed he never quite forgot
The kindly things his mother taught,
Just kept on doing us she said
She'd have him do, though she was
"So childish" ub we Baid and thought
He found some good in everyone
A strand of gold, a flash of fun,
Nothing and no one wholly bad.
And bo was never wholly Bad,
He Bought and always found the sun.
He never quite grew up and so
We could not think that he would go.
Why even children, more or less,
Would smile at his queer childish.
Perhaps that's why we miss him so.
—James P.  Haverson, in Toronto
Saturday Night.
British Columbian Sends $100 For
London's Poor.
The Lord Mayor of London (Sir
George Wyatt Truscott) has just been
the recipient of an interesting communication containing a draft for $100
on the Bank of Montreal, The writer
is a miner in British Columbia, and
he writes uiiouymously iroib there
as follows:
"Dear Lord Mayor,—Are there any
Christians in England now? If so.
how is it that 1 read of 1,400 und
1,600 hungry, starving men and boys
trumping the Thames Embankment
all the winter nights, and kept moving on by tbe police without shelter,
food, or rest? And 1 read thut three
of them died while waiting for bread
tickets. This is terrible. My heart
goes out to them all, und,I send you
$100; that may help a little.
"As a working mun 1 get paid once
a year, and 1 have to work all night
foi; my bit of money, liut I hear
that those who givo the charities
away keep liulvcs, or tbut it takes
half to puy them. That uin't right.
Oh I if there were any Christians going about doing good like their Master did, and giving tin- charity away
free—how much good they might do.
Well, I hope mine gets clown to bedrock, or to those puor fellows.
"I come from a one-room tenement
myself, with three, and sometimes
four in it, but we never have to sleep
out in the cold. For myself I don't
reckon to be rich in this world, but
I do want to be rich in good works.
Please write if you get this sale to
'Watchman,' at the above address,
never mind iny name.
"P.8.—1 hear that' the noblest men
in England are not those with titles,
but county councillors and aldermen
who work many hours and very hard,
aud for nothing—only honor. And
they di'Bcrve the very highest honor
and praise. How much more should
Christians do so for Him who died lor
Canadian   Naturalist   Was   a   Good
Friend to the  Farmers.
One of  the  most interesting  and
most likeable men in Canada was the
late  Dr. James  Fletcher,  Dominion
Entomologist  and  Botanist,  Ottawa.
Ottawa was his home at death, but
a great part of his  busy life was
spent on the western prairies.   His
|  aim in life was to find out facts and
I  to make these facts known to people
!  to whom they would be of use.   He
used  to  say  that  one-third  of the
crops raised in America were destroyed by enemies of one kind or another,
and it wus his business to help the
farmer   to   distinguish   his   friends
I  from his foes, and thus to Bave part
of that lost third.
At first the western farmer thought
him a harmless faddist, but the day
oame when they wired for him to
eome to help them save their crops
from insect or weed enemies. Life
was full of interest for him. Where
the unobservant man saw only a few
bugs on the weeds in a fence corner
he saw a battle going on that had to
do with the fortunes of the west in
the next decade. Prejudices had no
place in his make-up. The loathsomeness of an object never turned
him against it until he had examined
both the object and his mind to see
if the lontliBomeness was only ignorant prejudice which blinded the beholder to real beauty and usefulness.
The horror that the average person
haB of snakes, he .held, was simply
prejudice. A snake, he said, was
really one of the most beautiful creatures in existence. He frequently lectured before Norman School classes.
On such occasions,, as likely as not,
he would bring from his pocket a
| handful of wriggling garter snakes.
There would be a serieB of little
shrieks from the class, but he would
oalmly argue (hut this was simply
the result of lack of knowledge fos.
tered by prejudice. Within five minutes he would have the most timid
girl in the room holding one of those
wrigglers in her hands and admiring
its markings ad structure.
Dr. Fletcher's we.rk in showing
farmers how to save their crops was
immensely valuable but far more valuable was his work in increasing the
content of life for men and women
of all classes and professions.
Gat Back at Lawyer.
In a trial held during a recent session of tiie Loudon .Wiles in which
a woman injured by a train was suing tbe rmuoLd tor ten thousand
dollars damages the spectators in the
court-room were treued to a good
deal of wit and humor, and in one
of the passages of arum, T. B. ale-
Arthur, the well-known Toronto lawyer, got rather the worst of the affair.
He was examining Dr. McCalhun,
professor of medicine in the Western
University, on the condition ol the
plaintiff just after the accident and
subsequently. The doctor said that
she was a pronounced neuresthenic
at the present time.
"Isn't it true, doctor, that the patient might be malingering, and are
there not many cases where patients
supposedly seriously injured recover
very soon after the trial?" asked Mr.
McArthur.   .
"Oh, yes. The litigation helps some
—after they get ov.i of the hands ol
the lawyer."
The  Doctor  Unfrocked.
Few who know Dr. Torrington, "the
father o! music in Toronto, can call
up his image in anything but a hock
coat. To the thousands he has drilled in chorus, choir, and solo work
he is nothing if not autocratic. But
there is one young lady wbo will have
naught to do with him in either garb
or mood so well known to the public.
She is his little grandchild, and to
her mandate lie bows.
In New Ontario, where all the two
and a half yearB of her life have been
spent, coats that reach the knees are
overcoats. Her much loved "G'anpa"
must be made comfortable now that
she holds sway in the College of
MuBic. No sooner does Dr. Torrington enter the home precincts than he
is greeted with: "Take off you tote,
G'anpa; tute off your tole I"
Obedient to thut one small insistent
little lady, the Prince Albert is laid
aside, and now callers nre continually surprised by being granted audience with the music master in a sack
Jollying the Parents.
"Why did you chuck that baby under the chin?" asked the man. "It is
Burh an ugly little sinner."
"That is why. I chucked him," said
the woman. "I wanted to make his
parents feel happy. I nlways pet the
ugly babies. Pretty babies get so
much coddling from strangers that
(heir parents take it ns a matter of
course. It is the fathers und mothers
of homely babies who appreciate attention. Didn't you notice how pleased that couple looked? I don't suppose anybody ever petted that baby
before except themselves. They'll
think a lot more of the youngster
after this."
Ralph Connor Then Unknown.
That a period of fifteen years marks
many changes is emphasized at the
banquet given Rudyard Kipling by
the Canadian Club in Winnipeg last
year. The novelist, Ralph Connor
(Rev. C. W. Gordon) was also a guest
of honor, and among the twenty-five
privileged ladies who occupied the
gallery was his aunt, Mrs. Parker.
After the banquet he saw to it that
Bhe met the little man of might.
"I remember the last time you
were in this city, Mr. Kipling," said
she. - " 'Charlie' Gordbn had juBt
graduated and been appointed to a
little mission post at Banff. I knew
every penny counted with the boy, so
I did him up a nice box of sandwiches to eat on his way out to the
Rockies, and took it down to the
"I was just leaving the station
when I met a friend who told me that
Rudyard Kipling was on that train
" 'I'll go back and tell Charlie,'
wsb my first thought, and then I said
to myself 'You'd better not; Kipling
will be in the first-class coach und
Charlie's traveling tourist. He wouldn't be able to see him and he'd only
feel badly'."
"I wish you had come hack," was
Kipling's reply, delivered with much
emphasis; "I might have had a sandwich. The meals on the C.P.R. at
that time were wretched."
Priest Denies Charge.
The Quebec papers are publishing a
letter from Father Lestanc, an Oblate, written to Archbishop Langevin
of St. Boniface, on the execution ol
Thomas Scott hy Louis Riel.
"Riel," he says, "never consulted
me, either before or nfter the deed.
I did not go to Fort Ghrry often, and
I do not remember having seen Reil
alone except the dav of the execution
of Scott, a half an hour, perhaps, before hiB de"Nh. I wus accompanied
by Donald Smith, now Lord Strathcona. We found Riel alone, there
and then beseeched him not to execute Scott and not to dishonor by a
stain that would never be wiped out,
the provisional government. Riel received us politely, but flatly refused
to grunt our supplication.
Riel had previously, at liis behest,
pardoned an Er.glishmnn, Boiiltnn,
nnd a French-Cunadian, who had bucn
The above letter is written, bo tho
papers'decjnre, because of the alleged persistence of the anti-Catholic
press in< affirming that the Roman
Catholic missionaries had counseled
the execution of Scott.
George  Graham's Joke.
Ever since the famous encounter
in the House of Commons between
Sir Wilfrid Laurier nnd Hon. G. E.
Foster in regard to the manipulation
of trust funds, the whole current of
proceedingse of the Lower House of
Parliament has been changed by frequent invocations of Rule 19, which
forbidB the suying of anything offensive to a member. But the climax
came the other night when in the
I middle of a drenry discussion on the
' budget the Minister of Railways was
taken with n sneezing fit and in the
midst ol a Tory speech emitted several loud cachinationB. There was a
loud laugh from the Liberal benches,
and "Genial George" turned to some
of the men behind him with the remark :
"I suppose that if George Foster
were here he would consider those as
disagreeable remarks."
Splinter Can Be Removed by Steam.
A splinter that has been driven into the flesh can be removed by the
nid of steam. Secure a wide-mouthed
bottle and All it nearly full of hot
water, place the injured part over the
bottle's mouth and press slightly,
says National Magazine. The action
thus produced will draw the flesh
down, and in a minute or two the
steam will extract the splinter and
the inflammation.   .
Banks of Newfoundland.
Newfoundland   would   be   nothing
Without that greet, snb"iiirine plateau :
known as the "bunks," on which all
the fishing is done.   At a small sta- I
lion  within   the  edges  ol Ihe great i
bank that the cod loves so well Ihe j
sea is quite smooth.    It is usual lor i
vessels  fishing on Ihe  bank  lo  in- |
quire from  those  thai   hitve arrived I
from the open sen as tn what sort of
weather it is "aboard "
Some  Reminiscences of Old Settlers
In Durham County.
Many stories can be related of Durham folk in the early days, says The
Ovillia Packet. TheBe pioneers are
rapidly passing away, und if they
would .each write down a few of their
early incidents, it would be a valuable legacy to future Canadians. Just
now, while the Government is taking
active steps toward re-forestation of
this and an adjoining county, the descriptions of early logging bees reveal the irony of fate, wherein the
farmers burnt off the wood which
their descendants are paying to reproduce.
"Well do I remember," said Reeve
Tole, "when the neighbors all got together to clear Jones' big 50-acre
"bush, five miles away from the school
at Enniskillsn. On the day when the
great windrows of brush, logs, and
limber (walnut, maple, beech, cedar,
hemlock, and pine of the purest and
best that grew) were to be fired, we
skipped away from school and ran
five miles bare-footed to Bee the fun.
Aud it was a grand sight to see the
great fires blazing to heaven, while
a barrel of whisky and n barrel of
beer, ensconced on a nearby wagon,
egged the brawny sinews to their
work of deforeBtering."
Humorous anecdotes, though, are
Tole's forte, and his well-made physique, which has never, known , a
headache or suffered the loss of a
meal, shakes with merriment like a
bowl of home-made jelly in the good
old days, at the fun of those times.
And Durhamites must have been unusually witty. The Irish of Enniskillen made a' most happy graft on
the Canudiun muple, and from the
stirring times when a man's pugilistic
abilities and his knowledge of gauging were sole qualifications for municipal honors, Levi's dog story outrivals David Harum'B horse trade.
One of the stories that the Pelicans
have often heard is that of the Cadd-
Frippen contest in the good old days.
It seems that one Cadd ond his four
sons were noted for'their Bplendid
physique and great strength. They
came to be known as the leaders in
physical culture of those times, and
no one dure oppose their modest
wishes. Such wns the reputation of
the Ce.dds thnt their advent to the
"quiet" manufacturing town of En-
niskillen, where Frippen had his
molding shops, was always the signal
for n gathering at the hostelry of the
One quiet Monday, the elder Cadd
nnd his four sons journeyed into
town and put up ut the ubuiiI hotel.
Munnger Frippen of the foundry
hoard of it, and at 2 o'clock imniedi
ately shut down all his works and
with his one hundred men went up
to the hotel to trim the Cadds beyond
dispute. As the crowd grew, the elder Cadd winked one eye to his youngest boy, who went quietly out and
hitched the team to the bob-sleigh,
und coming round to the front the
five Cadds got on board nnd started
to run away, with the crowd in pursuit. But, as doughty Col. Sam
Hughes would say, the Cadds were
only "luring" them on. After getting
the crowd about a mile out in the
swamp, they drove their team to the
fence, nnd each armed with a bolster
stake, they met tbe pursuing enemies,
breathless and almost exhausted, on
the nurrow rond, and soon the whole
force wus routed. Arms, skulls, legs,
and fingers were broken. The town
sleighs, cutters, etc., were soon busy
carrying back the injured to town.
Adding a Day to the Calendar.
During the recent session of the
Ontario Legisluture an umusing incident occurred ono duy when W. H.
Hoyle,' the Tory member for North
Ontario, was explaining a bill which
changed the date for the closing of
certain accounts from November 30
to Dec. 15.
"From Nov. 31 to Dec. 15," Baid
the North Ontario member, unconscious of his slip.
"What?" interrupted Hon. A. G.
MacKay, the Opposition leader.
"From Nov. 30 to Dec. 15," again
explained   Mr.  Hoyle,   politely.
"Whut?" uguin came the sharp
voice of the Opposition lender.
"From Nov. 31 to Dec. 16," once
again explained the North Ontario
member, but this time not quite so
"What's that," persisted Hon. A. G.
merrily. But there are limits beyond
which a dignified Tory front bencher, particularly one with a fine clear
voice like Mr. Hoyle, will not stand
interruptions by an lion, gentleman
"My hon. friend," came the lofty
retort, "need not interrupt. I Bpoke
quite distinctly. I said from Nov. 31
to Dec. 15."
And then there wns a laugh, in
which even Mr. Hoyle joined, us nil
remembered thnt "thirty days hath
September, April, June and November."
Railways and Defence.
Mr. J. W. Tyrell, the Canadian sub-
Arctic explorer, has drawn attention
to the possibilities of the projected
Hudson Bay railway from a military
point of view. In case of the interception of the St. Lawrence route by
an enemy, the Imperial Government
could convey troops to Port Churchill,
»t the mouth of the Churchill river,
and thence distribute them by rail to
Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta,
and British Columbia. The line would
likewise furnish a- remote northerly
route for the shipment of grain from
the Prairie Provinces to the Mother
Country in time of war. Port Churchill is as nenr Liverpool as is Mont-,
real. The Hudson Straits are inclin- f
ed to be less foggy than the Straits of
Belle Isle, and '.hey couid be kept
cpen four or five months in the year.
G.T.R. Industries.Department.
The Grand Trunk Railway has nppointed Mr. Wm. P. Fitzsimons commissioner of industries with headquarters at Montreal. Mr. Fitzsimons'
duties will be to acquaint himself
with the resources of the country
along the line of the railway, to note
where it is practicable to create new
industries, and inform capitalists und
others interested of the opportunities
afforded in the matter of sites, markets, and the supply ol raw material
Official  Value   In  Canada, of  Other
Nations' Coins.
Probably not more than one person in ten could state off hand what
is the monetary standard.of Britain's
Indian Empire, or what is the value
in Canadian money of a German,
mark or a Japanese yen. Of course,
to most people it would be of no
practical importance whether they
knew or not, and yet the information
might be of interest. To people engaged in external commerce, and who
have to do with other parts of the
Empire and with foreign lands, accurate knowledge respecting the
moneys ol those countries is not only
interesting but actually necessary;
and because of that no doubt the
Department of Trade and Commerce
in part II. of its annual report just
at hand, has given a very complete
and convenient tnble of British and
foreign currencies, weights and
measures, differing from those of
Canada, with their equivalents expressed in Canadian legal, standards.
This part of, the (eport at any rate
will be .found useful to every business house in Canada carrying on
trade outside of their own country.
In practically all the white man's
portions of the Empire except Canada, the monetary unit is the pound
or sovereign worth in Canadian currency, $4,862-3. This is the case in
Australia, in South Africa, in the
West Indies etc., but there are exceptions, for example, in Honduras,
Central America, the monetary unit
is the dollar equivalent, to our own,
in North Borneo in«the Indian ocean
it is also a dollar, but a dollar worth
only 56 cents, and a similar dollar
is used in the - Straits Settlements.
One is surprised to find it staled in
this table that the dollar of Newfoundland is worth in Canadian currency one dollar, one cent and a
third. In British India, Ceylon and
Mauritius, the rupee is the unit having a value of 32.4 cents, Canadian
currency. In Gibraltar, as one might
expect, the unit) bears a Spanish
name. It is the peseta, worth 191-3
To foreign currencies fully two-
thirds of the tnble is devoted. It
shows that the German mark is equal
to 23,8 cents, the franc to 10.3 cents,
the Japanese, yen to 49.8 cents,' the
Mexican peso to 49.8 cents (the same
as the yen), the rouble of Russia to
61.5 cents, the dinar of Servia to
19.3 cents, or the same as the Bolivar
of Venezuela. In the greater part of
Central America the colon is the
monetary unit, worth 38.2 cents. In
Egypt the unit is a pound worth
$4,941-3, or 72-3 cents more than the
British pound. The common unit in
China is the Shanghai tael, but this
is really not a standard of value, for
there is no such «oin, but of weight,
and when used in the sense of n
value it only represents its weight in
gold or silver, ns the case may be.
He Covsred His Shirt.
, It is almost considered lese ma-
jeste for a lawyer to enter any of the
high, civil, or criminal courts unless
attired in the regulation garb. ThiB
consists of the legal gown, a white
shirt front, and a white tie.
Of tho former the least said the
better. There is nqt one lawyer out
of every hundred in town—with the
exception of the lately made K.C.'s
—who has, a gown that is not torn
and patched. Some of them are as
brown as a maple leaf in November
and as for the patches, they are like
Joseph's coot, i
Usually the lawyers are very careful about their personal appearance—
except the gowns—nnd their linen.
Sometimes it happens, though, that
a lawyer is taken unawares, and has
to appear in court, and he finds himself wearing a colored shirt. The
other day a young Toronto lawyer
cnught thus solved the difficulty by
securing a large sheet of white paper,
which he pinned over his shirt front.
A first glance failed to notice anything wrong, but when he gut into
an argument he forgot about the
paper, and gradually it worked its
way downward, showing a brown
striped shirt above. Then the judge
Joke of tha  Mines.
Some people are prone to practical
jokes, end some of these people are
rather broadminded on the subject.
For instance, three men the other
nieht at Gowganda, masked themselves, one secured an axe, another
n revolver and another a rifle. And a
Utile firewater.
They crept down the bay to the
Bank of Commerce building and hammered heavily on the door. "Open
up and be d-—d quick about it,"
and there was no response from the
The three psueod stick-up men
hammered again and this time the
teller shoved out a shooter, which was
promptly grabbed. The toiler was also pounced upon and made to do an
Irish reel on the verandah. It was a
cold crisp night and the teller wore
only his pyjamaB.
"Hand out the snfe," commanded
the three men, nnd then they laughed.
They had had their little joke, but
thev had taken a long chance of
death from the teller's revolver.
Germany's First Lady Doctor.
One of the interesting women to be
present at the coming congress of the
Interne.tional Council of Women, is
Dr. Tiburtius, Germany's flrst lady
doctor. When Dr. Tiburtius made
up her mind that she should study
medicine no German universities were
open to women, so it became necessary for her to leave.home and study
in Switzerland. She became a successful physician, and practiced in
Berlin for over thirty yenrs, but has
now retired. When Miss Hilda Mar-
lindalc. Government factory inspector
of Dubljn, Ireland, was chosen to
give nn address at the congress, it
was necessary for her to procure permission from the Home Government
b-fore she could speak in public.
This permission has been granted,
with the special request that Miss
Martindnle take lor her subject "The
Child in Industry." She will also
speak on Women Inspectors.
Or. Wm. Saunders ol Ottawa Is the
Dean of the Government's Expert
Farmers—Progress of the Barr
Colonists—Story of Station at Fort
Vermilion Smacks of Early Days
In Canada.
Whenever t/racticable, farmers
should visit the Government Experimental farms says The Montreal
Standard. Of course the largest and
most instructive is the Central Farm
within sight of Parliament Hill, Ottawa; but in the Maritime Provinces
and in Western Canada there are
smaller experimental farms and experimental stations where, on a more
limited Bcale, excellent work on behalf of agriculture is being done, and
where agriculturalists will Bee much
that interests, instructs and encourages. These farms are doing a great,
work for the people on the land who,
after all our talk about manufacturing and commerce, are the greatest
capitalists and the greatest producers
in this country. It is from the farmers' crops that the greater part of our
prosperity flows. At the head of these-
farms is a genial and simple gentleman of wide experience and deep
knowledge—Dr. Wm. Saunders, who-
perhaps as much as any public servant in Canada to-day, deserves well.
of the people of this country.
In the annual report of the Experimental Farms is set forth the results of the year's experiments made
in almost every' branch of work by
means of which wealth is produced
from the soil—in agriculture in all
its departments, in stock-raising, in
horticulture, in the keeping of poultry and bees, etc. It is an ordinary
looking book in the usual departmental blue cover, but it is not so-
dull as it looks, even to a man who
never held a plough or drove a .harvester; and to one interested in farm- •
ing according to modern-methods it
is filled with valuable information.
Here and there throughout the
book, scattered among the results of
experiments respecting the growing
of wheat and the fattening of cattle,
are agreeable and sometimes surprising reminders of the extent of our
country, and the rapid progress it has
made in recent years. Time flits,
but the development of Canada keeps-
pace, with it.
It does not require a long memory
to recall the arrival, only a few
springs ngo, of a band of English immigrants known ns the Barr colonists. They went to u distant part of
Saskatchewan, then remote from railways and almost wholly . without
habitants. Many of the colonists
were city folk to whom country life,
and especially country life on the.-
frontier, was a thing unknown. At
first they lived in tents, and. most
of them had a hard struggle. But
British pluck was there, stout hearts,
and willing hands, and the colonists
got on their feut. The land began
to grow wheat and a town sprung-
up. They gave it the name of Lloyd-
And hero comes in the report of
the Experimental Farms. In this
section devoted to the work of that
learned entomologist and botani.it.
I)r. James Fletcher; who died but a
few weeks ago, there is a condensed
account of his last lecturing tour in
the Canadian west. One of the plocsr,
visited was Lloydminster where, wrote-
Dr. Fleteher,'"a large meeting was
held in the afternoon." What n:
change a few years had brought about
on that bit of western prairie. The
little handful of colonists—all-British
colonist's they loved to call themselves—of whom it had been predicted that their success was impossible,
had developed into a thriving community, sufficiently large and progressive to make it worth while for a
scientist to go there and talk to tho'se
farmers about the best varieties of
grass to grow on their prairie farms
and how to fight the farmers' foes in
the forms of weeds and insects.
Little has been heard of late of the
Barr colonists at Lloydminster, simply because they have formed a part,
and after all a small dne too, of the
current of development and prosperity that has been flowing through
the Canadian west.
This station 1b at Fort Vermilion,
on the Lower Peace river, and, as-
the crow flies, 350 miles north of Edmonton. During the past few years
farming had been carried on there
by the Lawrence family, the.pioneers
of the Peace river country. Mr. F. 8.
Lawrence asked the Government to-
establish an experimental station
there, and so prove to the world the-
agricultural worth of the country in
whioh he had absolute faith. The
request was granted, and many varieties of grain, fodder-plants, vegetables and fruit trees and shrubs
were carefully packed and forwarded'
to Edmonton In time to go north by
the first boat leaving in the spring.
But navigation opened late, and fearing that the seed and plants would'
not reach Fort Vermilion for use that
season Mr. Lawrence hauled them
by team across country to Peace River-
Landing. The season wns not favorable, for spring came late and the
fyo»t enme early, and the grasshoppers destroyed many of the vegetables
nnd grasses. In order to give certain
information the experiments must ba-
sarried on for more than one year.
A Raw Deal.
A Toronto gentleman recently had'
a dispute with a New York business
firm, nnd, the matter involving a
large contract, it wus decided to send"
an agent of the American enterprise
to Toronto to try to fix things up.
The ugent who didn't wish to freeze
to doath in this rawest of raw springs
wired: ,       ,.,
"What's the weather like up n»
"Like the deal you're trying to give
me,' vns the j'rompt response. THE REPORTER,  MICHEL,  BRITISH COLUMBIA.
Great Sea Captain  and  Founder of
Union Castle Steamship — Was a
Great Friend of Mr. Gladstone and
.   Faithfully   Served   the   Empire—
'.    Kept Up His Strenuous Labors Till
the Very Last.
! The annals of commerce contain
few more interesting or instructive
stories than that of the life of the
late Sir Donald Currie, founder and
head of Messrs. Donald Currie & Co.,
of the Union Castle Steamship Line,
who has just died at Sidmouth in
IDevon. Sir Donald usually went for
ia cruise every winter, but this year,
owing to the state of his health, he
went to stay at Sidmouth in January
last, with Lady Currie, hia private
secretary, and a medical attendunt,
Up till a fortnight before hiB death
he was able to take outdoor exercise.
Death was due to a complication of
ailments. The funeral took place at
Fortingal, Perthshire. Sir Donald
Currie's memory will be held for long
in respect and esteem by men of many
classes. A great sea captain, the founder and director of one of our chief
ocean lines, famous as a philanthropist, a friend of Mr. Gladstone, and a
man who on more than one occasion
did valiant work for Empire, he has
left many lusting memorials to himself.
But in the years to come one aspect
of his life bids fair to be specially
dwelt upon. Here was a young Scotsman, born to poverty, brought up to
high principles, who came south end
won.his way to u foremost place by
ia policy of sheer straightforwardness
and enterprise. He rose from nothing
to, great wealth and power. In his
I84th year, Sir Donald Currie took his
.place among the working octogenarians of our lime, the men who main-
itain in old age work that might well
appal youth. Up to recently he might
-liuve been Been ut his place at Fen-
-church street, directing his vast organization, presiding over meetings of
'shareholders, shrewdly discomfiting
•critics, and adapting his policy to the
'trying times that all world shipping
!has recently experienced. Donald Currie was born in 1825 ut Greenock, and
was the son of a small trader. As a
'lad of 14 he entered the office ol a
llocal shipowner. He rose rapidly,
!but not finding in Greenock sufficient
scope for his energies he set out for
Liverpool, obtaining a.minor place in
the great liouBe of Cunard, Before
he wus 20 he was one of the responsible ***cn in the Cunard office.
At the age of 37 he set up for himself and established the Castle Line,
iwhich at flrst ran between Liverpool
iand Calcutta. Ten years later he
was strongly enough established to
challenge the grent Union Line to the
"Cape by opening up direct competition with it. Within five years the
-monopoly in me.il services enjoyed up
to then bv the Union Line was shared
by the 6,".stle service. In years to
come the Union and the Castle Lines
were mnde one, with Sir Donald at
the head. What was the secret of hiB
success? First, he looked ahead, and
always tried to anticipate coming
events. He combined the traditional
caution and cunniness of his race
with nn enterprise all his own. He
studied the comfort of his passengers
and revolutionized the accommodation for the sea-voyager.
What Mustard Contains.
Prof. McGall, the Dominion chief
analyist, bus issued a,bulletin on the
result of analysis of 76 samples of
mustard collected throughout the
Dominion. The general inference is
thut most of the samples of mustard
iound in the Canadian market contain starch, to improve the keeping
quality, and turmeric to impnrt the
"pleasing color" to the mustard.
Laying stress on the advisability of
establishing a legal standard for
'mustard, the chief analyist observes:
"The question of the amount of
added matter which may be permits
ted is serious, from the point of view
of the use of mustard as a domestic
remedy in blisters, poultices, emetics, etc. The mustard of the phar-
macopoers permits of no admixture.
Mustard us a condiment is another
The chief analyist is now nt work
unon a standard of mustard for condiment purposi
An Aid to Composition.
"Co you find thnt dictating to a stenographer is an economy of time?"
"Yes," answered the eminent author.
"It saves you the trouble of locking In
the-dlctlonnry to sec how long words
ire spelled."—Washington Star.
Historicsl Note,
Prer.'.i-Who Is the smallest man
mentioned In history?
Soph—I give up.
Fresh-Why, the Roman soldier wbo
slept on bis watcb. — Pennsylvania
Punch Bowl
Strange Little Dramas Are Enacted
s    In the Silver Country.
It is wonderful td*°see- the maBS up
here, surging out and out in search
of silver, writes A. C. Pulver of The
Toronto World, from the Gowganda
Some are ill-equipped, others loaded down, but all have hopes and
that's the reason.
The incomprehensible studies are
the derelicts that roam through the
bush, live on anything and sleep anywhere, sometimes fellowB with splendid educations hidden behind odd
pieces of clothing tied together, be-
whiskered and grimy, hungry and
hopeful and never whimpering.
Oftentimes they make a strike snd
the report urges on the rest of a forlorn-looking contingent, and at any
rate there iB no room for pop-eyed
and cotton-mouthed hangers-on.
It's get there or get out I
I've seen men who could hardly
write their names, get $500 in ten
minutes on a showing of silver in
samples brought. And that same day
the poker table gets the "stake" and
the blind pig shares it.
Thete !b no lamenting. It's the
way of it.
While in a lawyer's office the other
day, I overheard an Indian giving
powers of attorney to a man just
about to leave for the city.
The man wanted the claim badly,
so there are chances that it's worth
something. The Indian didn't object
and when the lawyer asked him now
long he intended giving a power of
attorney, he simply grunted and said
"All time."
"For life?" asked the lawyer,
"Yes," said tiie Indian.
"But wouldn't it be better to limit
it?" asked the lawyer.
"Say to 10 years."
"Alright," said the Indian, and the
oity man didn't appreciate the situation, and by wliich it's inferred that
oil lawyers are not half bud.
Colored Collars Are New, but Nat 8s
Becoming as Whits.
The newest collar Is of chiffon In the
color of the bodice, finished at tbe top
with a roll of velvet In many cases
collars of this kind surmount white
yokes. Tbe colored collar Is not so becoming as tbe white one that we have
been wearing. But everybody with a
memory of the fickleness of fashion
was sure that a change would soon
Strings serving no practical purposes
are a feature In millinery.  They are
Briton Found That He Had Underrated Canadian Cities.
"Not bad little houses for the colonies," said Mr. James It. Motion,
Inspector of the Poor and Clerk of
the Parish Council of Glasgow, the
other day, whep Mr. George Wright
of the Walker House, Toronto, met
him at Halifax and took him for a
drive around the. city. Mr. Wright
played "possum"; he lay low.
At Montreal' Mr. Motion was vastly
impressed by the architecture. Again
did Mr. Wright bide his time.
Then Mr. Motion came on to Toronto with Mr. and Mrs. Wright ss
their guest, Mrs. Wright being his
niece. Mr. Wright had laughed softly to himself once or twice ou the
way to Toronto, but Mr. Motion hadn't known the cause of the levity.
Mr. Wright ordered a carriage for
Mr. Motion, and devoted several
hours to showing the Glasgow gentleman the sights of colonial Toronto.
"Very pretty little city," said Mr.
Motion early in the drive; but later
he became as silent as Mr. Wright
had been. As for Mr. Wright his triumph was at hand, and he did the
talking. Mr. Motion's wonder grew
rapidly, and finally when it was all
over, and he had some conception of
what Toronto really was, Mr. Wright
enquired, if somewhat mischievious-
"Well how do you like the houses
in this little town in the colonies?"
"We are till foolish at home about
Canada, and I intend to say so when
I return to Glasgow," said Mr. Motion, with the brevity of his country.
Mr. Wright had hud his innings.
Notable Educationists Retiring.
The announcement that Dr. Bryce
and Prof. Hart of Manitoba College,
Winnipeg, are ubout to retire marks
the close-of an intert-sting chapter of
education in the West. When the college was founded the Presbyterian
Church in Canada wus not united,
and these two gentlemen were the
representatives of the two sections.
The union followed soon alter.
Two men more different could
scarcely be imagined. Dr. Bryce is
a big robuBt, aggressive man, keenly
interested in the public questions of
the day and always mixing with the
life of the people. Dr. Hart is a
small, modest, retiring man, studious
and chiefly concerned with educational and theological questions. Dr.
Bryce has written a history of Manitoba, a history of the Hudson Bay
Co., and innumerable pamphlets on
all conceivable subjects relating to
the West. Dr. Hart has stuck to the
classroom, varied witb occasional
Sunday duty in some pulpit.
Dr. Bryce is n native of Brant Coun-
tv and a brother of Dr. P. II. Bryce,
Dominion Government medical superintendent of immigration. Dr.
Hart is a native of Paisley, Scotlnnd,
und nt the time of the union was the
only representative minister of the
Church of Scotland in Manitoba,
Old Emblem Found.
Joseph HoUghton, sexton of St.
Mark's Church, Ningara-onthe-Lake,
while digging a gruve in the cemetery adjoining the church, made an
interesting find in the character of
a Masonic emblem supposed lo have
belonged to a British soldier who was
killed in the war of 1812.
The emblem is a little larger than
nn American silver dollar, is of solid
silver and surmounted by a square
and compass. On one side is the following inscription: "Abram Genung,
St. John's Lodge No. 21," and beneath this are the figures "5798"; on
the other side in the figure of nn
angel blowing a trumpet and holding
a level in the left hand and surrounded  by  the  letters "Keshtwil."
In the grave was also found the
complete skeleton of.a human being,
minus the head.
He Had No Answer.
Sister (to elderly prodigal, who is
much given to pawning his things)—
What's this ticket on yer best coat,
Sandy—That was the nicht I waa
at McPherBon's ball. They tack yer
coat Irom ye at the door and gle ye a
ticket for't.
BiBter—H'm I Aye, I sec there's yin
on   yer   troosers   at   wall—!
knotted loosely nt the back or brought
around to the front aud tied wltb artistic negligence. Tbey are frequently of
black velvet.
Tbe garment seen In tbe cut Is suitable for a young girl,or small woman,
and it will be pretty used either as a
separate coat or in combination with
a skirt to form a costume. For either purpose serge or lightweight
broadcloth will make up-most satisfactorily. The coat has been design
ed so It can be made at home without
difficulty. JUDIC CHOLLET.
A pattern of this coat may be had In
three Blzes—for girls from fourteen to
eighteen years of age. Send 10 cents to
this office, giving number (451*1), and It
will be promptly forwarded to you by
A New Trimming For Summer Gowns.
The Charm of the Jabot.
Plain, coarse cbaln stitching tbat
looks very much like the kiud that
children use to decorate tbelr dolls'
clothes Is the latest freak of fashion
not only for gowns, but for shirt
waists. Gowns are worked In the simple stitch In braid patterns and usually
In self colors. Shirt waists stamped
with braid patterns are outlined witb
the loose, long chain stitch. Stems
wltb coarse, solid work are also made
in this way.
Nowadays It would seem that every
well groomed woman wears a Duffy
Jnbot. And there Is nothing more becoming tban tbese fluffy jabots, Tbere
Is an evasive air about them tbnt Is
bard to define.   Tbelr very crlspness
and freshness—for one of course would
not think of wearing one more tbun
once or twice nt most—give a woman
a well groomed air.
The waist Illustrated will be pretty
made from any clinging material and
will be suitable for wear to complete
a two piece costume. Tbe sleeves can
be finished In either leg of mutton
style or In regulation shirt wnlFt fash-
A flatten) of tbls waist may V he-) In
six slus-frem 12 to 48 Inches busi measure. Bend 10 cents to this office, giving
number 1*437). and It will be promptly forwarded to you by malt
Minto's Son-in-Law Gets Appointment
With Prince of Wales.
The Marquise de Fontenoy writes:
The Prince of Wales has earned the
gratitude of Lord and Lady Lans-
downe and of Lord and Lady Minto
by appointing Lord Charles Fitz-
maurice to his household in the -capacity of equerry, that is gentleman-
in-waiting and A.D.C. Lord Charles,
who is the second son of the Lans-
downes, and who married last Christmas at Calcutta Lady Violet Elliot,
the youngest daughter of Lord and
Lady. Minto, is a captain of the 1st
Dragoons, a crack cavalry regiment,
whicb stationed in India, has several
years to serve there before it can
hope to be .ordered bome.
Lord Minto is resigning the vice-
royalty of India, owing to his wile's
health, and also in consequence of
differences with the Secretary fot
India, Lord Morley, and is returning
to England. Lady Violet has always
been the apple of his eye, and it is a
great relief to him to know that he
is not obliged to leave her behind
him in Indin, where the climate, even
at the beBt, is so very trying to white
women, especially to young mothers.
The next four or five years, that is
to say, at any rate until the 1st Dragoons are ordered home, Lord Charles
will, thanks to his appointment as
equerry to the Prince of Wales, be
able to spend in England, his active
duties as a member of the heir apparent^ household taking up about
four months of the year, while during
the remainder of the time he will enjoy comparative leisure.
Lord Charles, who served through
the South African, war, during part of
the time as aide-de-camp to Lord
Roberts, after taking part in the battles which preceded the arrival of the
field marshal' at the front, is particularly well fitted to act as equerry
to the Prince of Wales, owing to his
perfect knowledge of French and to
his possession of that quiet, tactful
manner which one finds nowhere in
such perfection as among those in
immediate attendunce upon British
royalty. He conies by these qualities
naturally, for he is descended from
the Comte de Flahaut, from the grent
Tallyrand, and is even credited with
having in his veins the b'ood of King
Louis XV. of France, while his mother, the Marchioness of Lansdowne.
is one of the principal ladies and
most intimate friends and confidantes
of Queen Alexandra.
Famous Explorer's Anecdotes.
The great traveler, Mr. Harry De
Windt, has just puhlished a book of
his reminiscences entitled "My Restless Life." From his innumerable,
stories .the following two are taken:
One fine, warm day, nearing the
Aleutian Islands, he was sunning
himself on the tiny pooo, while seated on a long, deep deal-box (which,
securely lashed to Ihe bulwarks, contained, as he thought, whaling gear),
when he b°came conscious of a sickening smell, yet one so pungent that
it overpowered the chronic fumes of
boiling blebber. Mr. De Windt nsked
a sail"**, who was at the wheel, whnt
it could be, b"t the frost-bitten mariner, case-hedened bv a lone and
varied experience of evil, odors, sniffed violentlv. yet could not solve the
mysterv. But in a moment it dawned
rnjon him. "Oh, yes,-' he cried, ns
if struck bv a sudden thought, "thnt
must b" our mute. He was killoJ
bv a whale "n north, and nsked to
be taken to 'Frisco. So I put him in
that b"x you're sitting on, and I
guess the ice. is eiving out in this
wcrm wealh»r!" At nn Amerio-in hotel n magnificent orchestra performed
every evening in the dining-room,
but, on one occasion—out of season •-
the house wns so emnty th--t l**"
maniurer despatched the following
wire te the head office ot the com-
panv: "Onlv one g"»st, b"» orchejira
of thirty; what shall T do?" And the
nrnnipt7ep]y came: "If guest dissatisfied engage six more musicians.'
A "Oueer" Preacher.
, Rev. Mr. Haeamore, to whose memory is a slab fn the church at Cats-
ho'ge, Leicestershire, England, was a
little queer." It seems that the reverend gentleman died in January,
1886, leaving all of his property, valued at $3,500, to a railroad porter.
This queer old preacher' kept one
servant of each sex, whom he locked
up every night. His last employment
of an evening was to go the rounds
of his premises, let loose the docs
nnd fire off his gun. He lost his life
in a curious manner. Starting out
te let out his servants, the dogs fawned upon him and threw him into a
pond of water. The servants heard
his cries, but, being locked up. could
not, render nssistunce, so the old man
was drowned.
When the inventory of hla property
was taken, he was found to be the
owner of 80 gowns. 100 pairs of trousers, 100 pairs of hoots, 400 pairs of
shoes, 80 wigs (although he had plenty of natural hair). 50 dogs, 96 wagons and carls, 30 wheelbarrows, 240
razors, 80 plows, 50 saddles and 222
piekaxes ami shovels. He surely was
"a little queer."
The  Patient's Strata-jem.
"You must drink hot water with
your whisky," the doctor told his
patient. "Otherwise yod mustn't take
it at all." ,   '
"But how shall I get the hot water?" the patient queried plaintively.
"My wile'won't let me have it for the
whisky toddy." i
"Tell her yon want to shave, the
doctor said and took his departure.
The next day the doctor called and
asked the wile how his patient was.
"He's gone laving mad," his wile
replied. "He shaves very ten mill-
tttes."   '
"You rejected Tom, you say?"
"Yes, poor fellow!    He wos dreadfully overcome,   fie stood right by the I
door while he proposed, nnd as soon
aa 1 said *No' he staggered away."
"He must have been greatly relieved.'
It was all a bet, you know. Jim Sherwood bet Tom a basket of wine tbat
be wouldn't dare propose to you. And
they're, going to drink It tonight"—1
Cleveland Plain Dealer. '
How to Make Yourself Look Younger
Than You Are.
Tbere is probably no compliment
which affords a woman* greater pleasure than to be told that ahe does not
look ber age. Many women do not
feel as old as they really are, but tbelr
looks betray their years. It Is quite
possible, however, for them to appear
young as well as to feel young and, in
fact, take five to ten years off tbelr
age by. employing proper treatment.
Take the cheeks, for Instance, which
as age creeps on have a tendency to
sink, while the skin becomes sallow
and lines appear about the mouth.
Massage is the only means by whicb
the cheeks can be made plump. Tnke
the tips of the fingers and pat or
lightly strike the cheeks, using a little
cold cream. Patting Is good for any
face, and It Is one of those things
which If practiced In moderation do
a great deal for the skin, pinking it,
smoothing It nnd rounding It out Into
that delicious plumpness which Is so
much desired by every normal woman.
But the woman who wants to look
young must retain kei^curves. In tbe
young there Is always a set of pretty
curves, and these must be reclaimed
should they have disappeared. The
most attractive of these curves is the
one that Is mode by the cheek, a pleasing curve nt the side of the face
rounding from the temple to the cbln.
A woman's next care must be* for
her eyes. The nose can take enre of
Itself. You can do little with an III
shaped nose. But you can make tbe
rest of tbe face so attractive that a
small defect of the nostril Is not noticed.
To attempt to treat the eyes with
drugs to make them bright Is of
course extremely dangerous. No medicine should go Into the eyes as brlgbt-
eners. But the eyes can be made to
grow bright by intelligent care of
them. Early hours will keep tbe eyes
In good condition. But as every woman cannot keep early hours nnd as
many women would think the penalty
of early to bed too muqb to pay for
optic beauty the best thing to do Is to
take proper care of tbe eyes. Do not
rock while you nre reading, for tbls
compelB the eyes constantly to change
their focus and Injures them. Do not
face a strong light Do not read or
write when you are mentally exhausted. Never wear glasses that do not
St the eyes, and do uot look fixedly
at one spot too long. Rest your eyes
frequently by closing them, and never
upon any account press upon the eyeballs.      .
If tbe eyes are small they should
be made larger by reducing tbe fat of
the face. Small eyes are usually
caused by the checks being too fat
Plump cheeks are pretty, but fat
cheeks are a drawback to beauty. Tbe
fat woman generally has twinkling little eyes, nnd tbe woman who once bad
large, dreamy, sentimental orbs will
find that as she grows stouter the
dreamy sentiment disappears behind
the mounds ot fat tbat grow up under
her eyes.
The beauty of the eyes are greatly
assisted by nice long lashes and good
eyebrows. If the lashes are short they
can be treated, not by cutting tbem,
but by bathing the eyes lu n weak solution of bornclc acid and by using
tepid water upon them when they are
tired. Cutting the laskes seldom gives
good results, while the pulling out of
the lashes lu the hope thnt tbey will
come In thicker Is positively injurious.
The woman who wants to take ten
years off her age must flght stoutness.
No very fat woman ever looks young,
nnd one way of telling a woman's age
Is by her weight. A very slender figure Is always youthful In Its lines. If
a woman keeps her figure she will
keep ber grace and youth, and to tbls
she can add the pretty artifices for the
preservation of tier face.
Queensland Coast Is Home of a P*.
culiar Fishing Industry.
j    The trepang, or sea cucumber, is
i an edible tropical species of sea-slug,
i and its collecting and curing is one
; of the industries of Northeast Aus-
! tralia.  As its name implies, it hears
i a cloBe resemblance to a cucumber,
! and there are as many as 35 varieties
I enumerated by traders, though only
five   or   six   have   any   commercial
value.   The French name for them;
is beches-demer (sea spades).    They.
are  used to  prepare  a thick  soup I
which is greatly liked by epicures aUi
over the world.
Great quantities of them are, now'
bought by the best London and Paris
hotels and restaurants, but they are
chiefly exported to China and the
Philippine Islands, where they are a-
favorite article of diet. They are not
fish but marine animals, varying in
length from six inches to two feet,,
anil are dived for the same as pearls
or sponges. At present they are chiefly sought in depths that the nakedi
Malay dr Japanese diver can reach;
but a few boats employ divers in-
diving dresses to collect them, and
as the shallower parts of the ocean
nre exhausted, these will become'
more numerous.
They are found in great numbers-
upon the sand, at the bottom of theses, and-an.expert diver will easily:
gather a ton or two of them in a day.
All along the Great Barrier Reef they
abound the same as the pearl-oyster,
snd bo great is the industry that the
Australian Government have put it,
under certain regulations the same as-
the pearl-fishing. ■
The Blugs belong. to the fomily1
holothuridue, und the kind most esteemed : iB known as the holohuna
odulis or- urgus. A small rose-leaf'
head, the Bame width as the body,,
distinguishes this variety, and the'
body is worm-like with innumerable-
tiny spikes all over it. This variety
is sold at about thirteen shillings a
bushel, and a ton' is worth something,
over $500. The black smooth variety
will fetch $350 a ton. and the cheapest of all sella at eight shillings a
The variety most nearly approaching the cucumber in appearance is
the holothuria elegans. It is exactly
like a cucumber except that the head
is in the shupe of a star-fiBh with
about a dozen rays or points, each aa
long ns the thickness of the body.
When they are brought ashore, tre-
pangs are cleaned and boiled for
about twenty minutes, then they are
soaked in fresh water and put over a
slow lire to drv. If any are not dried
they will go bad and turn all tho
others. The utmost care has to ba
exercised in drying them, for they
readily ubsorb moisture from the atmosphere. Finally, they are smoked.
The whole curing process -occupies
about four days, and at the end of
that time they form a most vile-looking mess. Ugh! But soup made from
that mess is considered fit for an emperor's table. i
Canada's First Great Indian Runner
Came From Brantford.
Now that the craze for long-distanca
running has obtained such a hold
upon the public, and Tom Longbout
the "Mystery Runner" is so much
in the public eye, deeds ol the won-
deriul performance ot Deerfoot, the,
Seneca Indian, are interesting. Deer-
toot was 5 feet 9 inches  in height.
Ornament For Girl's Coiffure.
There Is quite a fashion for wearing
a wide triple how of soft satin or sll
ver or gilt gauze In the hair. This
sketch shows just how this Is adjusted.   The double fillet is of thin silver
and goes half way round tbe bead,
bringing tbe triple bow of silver gauze
nt tbe side of the bead back of the ear.
This Is a very pretty ornament and Is
usually must becoming to any girlish
"The Fitness of Things."
Turnips should be served only with
Apple sauce may be served wltb
pork or duck.
Cranberries always with poultry.
Currant jelly with roast lamb or
Kiiini'unt marmalade Is delicious
wllh cold meats.
If possible, a cream soup should not
be served at the same meal wltb
cream dessert.
Gingerbread Is usually served with
h-ilicd apples.
Corn cakes ure good with fish.
Fresh cod or shecpsbeail fish ore
I est for lish chowder.
Miirsbmiillows are being served
villi hot chocolate. When tbey dissolve tbey give a pleasant flavor to the
To Keep Eggs From Bursting,
Eggs when boiling frequently burst
This Is caused by their being too full
of air and may be prevented by pricking one end with a needle In-fore potting them Into tbe water. This makes
tn outlet for the air.
nnd weighed   160   pounds.    He   was
irom near Brantford on the reserve,
and   always  run   in  full  panoply  ol
earrings and   feather  headgear.
Jack White was out with George
Martin in Amcricu when they discovered the Indian running at some
spoil*. He look him back to England. That wim in I860 or 1861. The
photo shows Dcoiloot in his running
Dserluot made his 12-mile record
in u match race with W. Lang, tyhc
received IIKJ yards start Irom Deer-
foot, Lung winning by half a yard.
Deerfoot doing Ihe 12 miles in 1 hour,
2 ulin., 2 1-2 seconds.
Shrubb's hour record, which now
stands as the amateur figure is II
miles 137 yards.
Trousers Legs.
A study ol the trousers legs us seen
in the photographs oi our most noted
men brings the smile of contempt
from even the most disinterested, and
one wonders if anything could be
uglier than the .concertina folds of
the clumsy, elephantine outlines that
are there tn he seen. Breeches, knickers and kilts are all far more artiatio
nnd healthy.—Tailor and Cutter.
Von Buelow's Threat.
So far as the audience was concerned, Von Buelow always made a point
of doing exactly as he pleased. On
one ocension when a Leipzig audience insisted on recalling him in spite
ol hia repeated refusal to play arain
he came forward and said, "II you
do not Btep this applause I will play
all Bach'B forty-eight preludef and
fugues Irom bc-Jiming to end!" THE REPORTER,  MICHEL.  BRITISH COLUMBIA.
* The man who gives proper attention
to tbe care of the brood sow and her
'litters and gets tbe young pigs started
'right has solved one of tbe great problems connected with successful pork
production. Tbe men who have made
tbe greatest success us breeders of
-aire bred swine hove attained success
bv attending to all of'the detnils of the
business, and If It has proved proflt-
ii*nle for them to attend to the small
things connected with their business
why not for tbe man wbo is growing
market hogs?
My experience teaches me tbnt the
easiest method of making sure of saving the litters Is to begin by feeding
tbe brood sow a proper diet for four
'or five months before tbe pigs are farrowed, says a successful swine breeder. They should be fed some form of
warm slop tbat la composed of good,
wholesome muscle and bone building foods, such as wheat middlings,
ground oats, ollmeal, roots nnd clover.
The man who gives bis sows good, dry
sleeping places and feeds nlong the
above lines Is Invariably the man who
always has good luck in saving these
early Utters.
Sows that are fed on corn and other'
highly concentrated rations during this
time are quite certain to have more or
less difficulty at farrowing time, and
we need not wonder If they run after
their pigs and chase them up In one
corner of tbelr pens or even turn upon
tbem and devour them.
It Is only by feeding the brood sows
under the right conditions tbnt such
troubles can be avoided. Tbe sow that
has a caked udder that is the result of
being fed a heat producing ration suffers severe pain and cannot be blamed
for being restless and not lying still
for the little pigs to suck. How much
better to have our sows trained so
that we could go In with them and
bathe their -adders with warm water
when tbey are sore and fevered I
We find that nothing pays us better
•than to be on friendly terms with our
brood sows at farrowing time, nnd for
tbat reason It is best to remove them
to their farrowing pen at least two
weeks before they are due to farrow.
This gives tbe feeder or herdsman
time to get acquainted with tbe sows.
and they haye a chance to get accustomed to their new quarters ond quieted down before farrowing time arrives.
The most severe losses tn a herd of
swine come at farrowing time, and a
hirge proportion of tbese losses are
unnecessary If the bows bave good
-farrowing houses nnd judgment Is
used In caring for them during this
most critical period. Many pigs are
-lost by accident at tbe time tbe sow
Js farrowing, some by feeding tbe sow
too much soon after farrowing and
others from damp, filthy nests and
■sudden cbanges lu tbe weather. Wben
■** man Is on friendly terms witb bis
-brood sows it will pay blm to be with
"them st farrowing time and take the
young pigs as fast as tbey come and
place tbem in a nest or basket away
from the sow until sbe bas completed
the farrowing act and tben place tbem
with ber and see tbat each pig finds s
test and gets a good start In life before leaving. I believe that an average of two pigs to a litter can be
saved by taking tbese precautions.
One of tbe most difficult problems
that confront tbe bog grower Is to
And s way to prevent scours and Indigestion. I believe tbat this complaint
comes largely from Insanitary conditions, and for tbat reason It will prove
an excellent plan to sprinkle the nests
and doors of the pens wltb lime and
spray tbe Inside of the houses wltb a
mixture of one part crude carbolic
acid and fifty parts crude oil. There
•re numerous commercial disinfectants
on the market but this mixture Is
very cbeap and effective.
We prefer wheat middlings ss a
grain food for our sows, although other feeds should be fed In connection
with It Bran, ground oats, corn In
limited quantities nnd tnnknge are all
good feeds ond will bring results when
properly proportioned. The feeder
must use bis owu Judgment ss to the
condition of the sow and the plga.
No man can tell Just how much care
and attention a sow and her pigs will
require. Constant attention alone will
decide the questlou.
Start the pigs right and push them
every dny from birth to maturity ou a
well balanced ration and tbey will
make a rapid and uniform growth. A
uniform lot of pigs look better, feed
better and will sell better on any market In the country.
Drink For Tired Horses.
A horsemnn says tbnt (or horses
fagged out after a tiring Journey there
M no safer or better tonic than n
"white drink" mnde by stirring In a
bucket of wnter n pint of oatmeal oft
wblch the chill has been Inken. White
drinks of tbls kind are uot only good
thirst quenchers, but tbey nlso seei:-
to set as a restorative and ure fnum
to be very effective In cnnblhi-i an'
mala to regnln strength lost throng
Slness or severe cxcrilon.
Women Uncertain and Coy at the Polls,
Mrs. Philip Lydig's Guests Hear.
At a meeting of the Equal Franchise
league of New York held recently at
the home of tbe secretary. Mrs. Pblllp
Lydlg, the Rev. Anna Gnrlln Spencer
explained to tbe members why politicians didn't want women to vote.
"Politicians object to tbe extension
of the franchise to women." said Mrs
Spencer, "because no one can ever tell
how they are going to vote. In short
their votea cannot be delivered. Wherever they vote they bave evloced an
Indomitable determination to 'scratch.'
Hence tbey have Introduced delightful
and salutary uncertainty Into polities
You mny count upon their not voting,
as our friends the enemy have admit
ted, for saloon keepers or drunkards
or any man who Is allied for profit
wltb the Boclnl evil, but you can't tell
wbo they will vote for, and. whether
they always vote wisely or not this Is
a distinct nnd valuable contribution
thnt women have mnde to politics."
"I suppose you don't expect the millennium when women vote," snid Miss
Mary Garrett Hay when the time came
for questions. "I don't, and I am not
asking for a vote for tbat reason. Miss
Anthony used to say tbat women
ougbt to bave votes, even If It made
tbtngs worse, simply as a matter of
"That Is a good basic principle," answered Mrs. Spencer, "but utility
makes a stronger appeal to most people tban abstract Justice. Few deny
the Justice of giving women nn equal
voice with men In tbe direction of pub
lie affairs, but they don't see'the use of
Before the meeting adjourned Mrs
Gabrlelle Stewart Mulllner came In
from the hearing on the proposed woman's court before the Page commission and at Mrs. Lydig's request told
the audience about tbe triumph which
sbe believes the women hare scored.
Tbe Hqunl Franchise league expects
to send a delegation to Albany for tbe
womnn suffrage hearing on March 28
and will bold a council ot war In a
few days for tbe purpose of selecting
An    Embroidery    Recently    Designed
From Old Italian Work.
The butterfly design seen in tbe lllus
trillion  was designed by an English
woman, Miss Louise A. Tebbs, wbo bas
How It Might Be Taken Up by Farmers Successfully.
In my mind, says a breeder, the best
| borse brediug proposition for tbe farm-
I er is this: Let a dozen or a score of
I farmers organize and by a majority
vote decide which one of tbe draft
I breeds they prefer, tben each put la
! suflicieiit money to pay a thoroughly
competent nnd reliable  man  to purchase a first class stallion (domestic, if
poslblei  of tbls  breed.    Compel   the
member wbo takes care of bim to take
two sbares, to Insure tbe best ef core.
If possible, get the local veterlharlan
financially Interested and let all points
be decided absolutely by him, tbe caretaker and president as a committee.
Then let every man sell whnt horses
he possesses and, If needs be, borrow
the money and purchase a team of
pure bred mares of tbls breed.   They
will do all the farm work and yearly
raise a pair of colts whlcb at three
years old can be put to work and
earn their keep, and at four the best
will bring top prices in our city markets or may be sold for breeding purposes,  while all seconds will  find a
ready market nearer home.
Let terms of service be reasonable,
but not too low, and charge members
and nonraembers alike. Before many
years such a community would find Its
market at home. Buyers would come
to them, and tben tbey could enjoy tbat
privilege whlcb rarely comes to the
farmer-vlz, putting their own price
on their own goods.
written a book about it it Is tbe new
punto tngliato embroidery, whlcb
should not be confused with the old
Italian lace of tbe same name.
Half a lenjon dipped tn salt will do
wonders In polishing brass and copper
cooking utensils.
A cup of sweet milk added to tbe
water lo whicb oatmeal is cooked
makes it much richer and adds to the
Damp shoes are usually hnrd to polish. Try adding a drop or 'two of
melted paraffin to the blacking, and
they will polish up at once.
A simple way of testing eggs Is to
sdd two ounces of salt to a plot of
water and put the eggs In It Good
eggs will be found to sink, while
doubtful ones will float
Candle grease may be readily removed from a cloth frock or a coat by
laying blotting paper over the spot and
applying a hot Iron. Tbe blotting paper absorbs tbe grease wben tbe heat
Is applied.
Dry the tender leaves and small ends
of the stnlks of celery and keep for
flavoring purposes. Parsley should be
flrst dipped In boiling wnter—to make
It a bright green-tben dried In tbe
Relief from choking may be bad by
swallowing a raw egg Immediately.
Tills will generally carry a fish bone
or other obstruction down which cannot be removed from tbe throat by
the utmost exertion.
The lea res of a rubber plant should
be washed once or twice wltb milk.
This makes ibem glossy. Give the
plant rich soil, drain it well, never allow It to get dry at the roots and keep
it from tbe direct rays of tbe sun.
Something New In Prises.
One of the favorite "bridge" prises
among the fashionable set this seusou
Is a sliver automobile flower holder.
These attractive novelties bave met
with great success since tbelr Introduction, not long ngo. nnd neurly every
suinrtly equipped limousine car hns a
decorative attachment of this style
Mnny of tbe holders nre conical In
shape, though oilier designs are
strnlgbter, wltb fancy ornnmentation
in embossed work. In engraving or In
Jewel setting. The tiny silver vase Is
attached to the Inside of the car.
either In the corner or below the win.
(low frame, and can be removed quite
easily. It will bold ell her water or
damp wool, nnd llowers placed In tbe
receptacle retain their freshness several hours It Is the fashion, of course,
for ench womnn to hnve her favorite
Cower In her car. A "bridge" prize of
'his kind enn later he decorated wltb
.-■ winner's Initials.
Average Ration For Dairy Cowa.
According to Professor Beach, the
combined knowledge of feeding the
dairy cow may be boiled down to a
fixed set of rules, as follows:
The more food the cow can be Induced to eat the more milk she will
produce. Cows do not usually consume more food tban tbey can properly digest The ration, therefore, should
be made as palatable as possible In
order to induce tbe cow to eat larger
The larger the amount of protein in
tbe ration tbe larger the milk flow.
Protein In tbe ration Is essential to the
production of milk.
Tbe less energy required to digest
the ration the larger tbe milk flow.
The richer tbe ration the richer the
manure. Tbe dairy farmer must look
here for a large portion nf his profit
No two cows can lie fed alike. Each
must be studied' separately. Increase
tbe protein In tbe ration and watch
tbe milk flow.
Test Each Cow Separately.
There Is no easier way to And ont
tbe accurate production of each cow
than to weigh and test the milk of
each separately. This method is found
simple and practical by those who
hnve tried It. and their common verdict Is that they receive much better
pay for tbls tban any other labor done
on tbe farm.
The measure of milk will Indicate
Its weight fairly well, but to be of
value tbe measure must be exact, and
It Is much easier to weigh tbe milk
than to measure It. Some may think
tbey fan estimate wbat a cow gives
by noting how blgb up tbe milk comes
In the pall, but tbls is nothing more
than guessing und Is far more liable
to be wrong than even approximately
right. The froth usually prevents seeing wbere the milk comes ou the side
of the pall, and as the froth varies in
thickness at different times uud with
different cows It Is very apt to deceive
the guesser.
Preparing Wool For Market.
Many farmers, says a wool buyer,
are losing up to z cents a pound in
their wool by not paying attention In
preparing it for iimraet Tbere are
cases wbere It might just as well be
put into a boie wltb u pitchfork und
troddeu down. Practically everything
goes In togetber-neece, nellies, locks.
tags, sbort aud long staple, flue and
soarse. Merino and crossbred. Mow,
what can' a buyer inaae out ot tbls?
How can be tell tue proportions of
each in a bale) Tbe cnuseqiience is
that only a low value all around can
be risked, aud mauy buyers will uot
bid for it at all.
Horse Boot For Soft Land.
A popular style ol borse booi uspd to
cover tbe horse's hoots wbue walking
on lawns, bogs and otber soft soil Is
shown in the tilustrutiuu.. II Is made
Ot leather nnd Is
slashed sn ns to
be drawn tlgbtly
together about tbe
hoof nud buckled
iivertliesboe. The
sole Is sometimes
made of sole
leather, but fnr
field use where
__^^^_. th' 'and la very
light and spongy this sole is also shod
wltb wood lo increase the size considerably and thus give tbe hoof a greater bearing surface, so tbe animal can
walk without sinking luto the laud.
Feeding the Dairy Calf. .
Never let the dairy culf stop growing a day. Keep It well fed with growing feeds. Fresh, warm sklinnillk wltb
ground corn nnd oats Is a tine ration.
Do not kpep feed before It nlwnys.
Let It get hungry between men Is nnd
then Oil It nnd wutcli Its digestion.
Develop Its paunch hy tilling It. The
cow thnt stores much can milk much.
British Port Has a Varied and Interesting History.
A suggestion was made by a London
paper some time ago that all. the important towns and cities in England
should unite in a grand pageant, eaoh
place lo be represented by a portrayal of some characteristic of it or
by something with which the town
was closely connected. If this suggestion were carried into effect Liverpool would have no difficulty in deciding how to be represented; the
most appropriate—in fact, the ouly
really appropriate — character in
which Liverpool could parade would
be Father Neptune
The history of Liverpool is inseparably bound up with the sea. Before
the date of the Norman Conquest a
few fishermen had established themselves on the site of the present city,
and even this settlement was on the
site of a more ancient structure of
Saxon times. Thus early we find
Liverpool depending on the sea for
her menus of livelihood. Yet, strangely enough, no mention seems to have
been made of this place in Domesday Book, but in 1089 mention was
made of a village called Lyrpool, or
l.ytherpool, tf which village the present city is undoubtedly the outcome.
A Clnirter of Privilege was granted
lo "Lyrpool," or "Lyrpul," by King
John in 1207.
The name of the town has been
variously written Litherpoole, Lyer-
pull, Leverpool, from the last of
which the step to its present spelling
was simple. There have been many-
conjectures concerning the meaning
of the name, but the most rational
derivation seems to be "Litherpool,"
signifying "the lower pool." This
name wus probably given because of
its situation. In earlier days the
Mersey vas very different from what
it is to-dny; is estuary was a tranquil
lake or mere, situated in the dense
and widespread forest which then
covered the greater nart of South Lancashire and Cheshire. An outlet
probably existed through Wallasey
Pool, and it is likely that the tide
flowed through Wallasey across the
vale of the- .Mersey and so inland,
forming the "lither or lower pool.''
For several centuries the growth of
Liverpool was exceedingly slow; indeed, as late an the bei-inning of the
eighteenth century the populating
was only some 8.000. Since then it
has multiplied itself about ninety
times. Th"n its first dock was built
-on the site, by the way, of the present custom-house. To-dnv it has some
Six or seven miles of docks stretching down either side of Ihe River Mer-
sov, and millions of pounds' worth of
goods pass annually through these
The old hornix-h wns a com-lomera-
tion of narrow nllevs and mean houses
packed to-ether without nnv regard
to pi-nitflt'on, but as the town expanded- Ihe newer parts were, of
coarse, built in a b°iter stvle. nnd nt
successive nerio^s th° older nnrts of
the.town hnve h°en taken down and
renovated, until tn-rh-v T,ivprnnnl. or
et e.nv rate its propter part, e-»n fevnr-
ehlv compare with Lon-'on. Its shopping centres — Church street. Bold
street, etc.—nr» oyite equal tn the
shonning fhornnwhfares of London,
nnd the commercial nrt of the city
in remarkable fur the number of
nalatial-lnoking nites of offices which
if contains. Amnnc Ihe many fine
buildings of Liverpool, one of the
earliest is the Town Hall, which is
situated in Castle street. It is a handsome stone building, dating from
1754, nnd is crowned with » lofty
dome hearing a fine statue of Minerva
seated. The int»tior ol this building
was destroyed bv Are in 1795. and
wn,s Pnlirelv remodelled in the restoration; it now contains a splendid
suite of npp.rtments, nnd is occupied
bv ,tbe Led Mayor as the Municipal
Mafision House.
General Sir O'Moors Creagh Has Been
40 Years In  India.
Genernl 8ir O'Moore Creagh, V.C..
K.C.B., is the new commander-in-
chief of India and has been appointed to succeed Lord Kitchener ol
Khartoum. He has not the wide
reputation of K. of K., but he is an
Irishman of an ability best known to
Dress the Overgrown Hoofs.
Overgrown hoofs are a grent eyesore anil sooner or later are likely to
lliruw the animals off ihelr hocks and
hind legs They should be frequently
dressed, kept i-h-iin and In good con-
tlllliiii A lienvy n-oiKlen mullet, an
inch ami a bait elilm-l. a hlwkstiiltb's
(Wring l-iille u rasp uud a tiie are (be
jril-SMiry  lools.
the soldiers who have followed  him
through Britain's colonial wars.
General Creagh was born in County
Clare, Ireland. His father was Captain Creagh of the royal nnvy, and
O'Moore was his seventh son. The
young man was prepared at Sandhurst and entered the lamoiiB 95th
Foot in 1888. Four yearB later he
was on tho staff corps, and in 1889 he
became commander of a native regiment, the Second Baluchis. He won
his V C. in the Afghan war of 1879-80.
Forty of his forty-three years of service have been spent in India.
No Rajtlme For Her.
The Professor—"Of course, you j
want your daughter to take private
lessons P"
Mrs.  Neurich— Of course I  dont-
want anything of the kind, I  want
her to go in a class so she can learn
classical musia."
Converts Writhe In Agony or Laugh-
I ed Insanely Under Emotion.
i 'Strange "revival" scenes have been
I witnessed at a mission at the Park
Hotel in Cardiff.
I    At a recent meeting a few Welsh-
| men were present,  but most of the
i people came from places as far away
I us   Nottingham   and   London.     The
leader was Smith Wigglesworth, who
thundered  forth   the   following welcome: "Come on, brethren, come on,
come on.   Ha! hn! ha I Glory, glory,
flory!   Blood, blood, blood !  Amen."
A middle-aged man- writhed in apparently ugonized emotion, und cried
and sobbed like u heart-broken child.
One  man's  body  was fearfully  contorted.  When physical collapse seemed inevitable the penitent burst forth
in wild  laughter.   "You ure coming
on, brother," said Mr. Wigglesworth,
('Persevere, brother."   Then, pulling
n small scent bottle from his waist
cout pocket, he poured the liquid contents on   the   kneeling  man a head.
The effect wub magical, und the man
bacaino subdued.
A disheveled, crimson-faced woman
looked with haggard stare into va-
aanoy and then threw herself on the
floor, where she screamed und groan-
ed and laughed, ngony and joy alternating. Another woman, on her knees
in an obscure corner, gave vent to
sounds resembling the cry of u lamb.
A woman rose in the hall to say
thut for three years she hud suffered
from cancer and hud been in continual pain, but she had that day "received the blood" and been healed
and was now whole. This announcement was received with cries of praise
and hysterical laughter.
Several women converts advanced
to the tuble making pitiable manifestations of emotion, and bursting into
laughter, while one rolled over on the
floor shrieking wildly. As if by contagion others began to utter most uncanny noises. Mr. Wigglesworth had
a screen drawn across the room to
hide the suppliants.
The scene continued for three
hours, relieved occasionally by hymns
and the sobering advice of one leader,
who prayed that brethren should not
Overstep the mark.
Negro Jury Try White Man.
A remarkable story of the conviction of a white mun by a jury of
West African negroes is revealed by
the action of the Hotne Secretary recently in ordering the release from
Parkhurst Prison of Mr. Vivian William Denton, of Gruvesend, chief engineer und dredge master to a gold
mining company on the West African
The white men's camp wub raided
and $200, a revolver, and a quantity
of goods were stolen. Suspicion fell
on William Johnson, n negro, who
hud absconded. He wus trucked down,
and confessed to the robbery, but escaped from his cuptors by swimming
a river and concealing himself in tho
He was captured and taken to Ax-
im, and charged with the theft. The
Aboriginal Society provided him witb
-legal assistance, and he was let off
with one day's imprisonment.
Mr.' Denton, who had been n witness in the prosecution of Johnson,
for whose capture he had offered a reward of $25, was now charged with an
alleged brutal assault on Johnson. He
was tried by a judje und jury of sev-
ernl negroes, and wus found guilty
and sentenced to three years' imprisonment. An eye-witness on whom
Mr. Denton relied died before he
could give evidence.       »
Mr. Denton was sent to F.gnland to
serve his sentence, and arrived early
in January. His friends, both in Africa and at home, were convinced
thp.t a great injustice had been done,
and, with the assistance of Sir Gilbert Parker, M.P., they made strong
representations to the Hpme Secretary, who ordered his release.
"LalV Brough.
Mr. Lionel Brough, the favorite
London comedian and story-teller,
was born ns fur back as 1836, though
he does not look his age. As a youth
lie first entered business life as a
clerk to Mr. John Timbs, editor of
The Illustrated London News. He instituted the system of selling newspapers in the streets, and was for five
years on the staff of The Morning
Star. In 1883 he joined the theatrical
profession, nnd hns since played in
almost every first-clasr theatre in the
United Kingdom, America, and South
Africa. "Lai" Brough—as all his
many friends call him—is devotedly
attached to dumb animals, and his
house is a perfect elyBium for beasts
and birds.
Stromboli's Flames.
Stromboli rarely pours out streams
ol lava, for this Aeolian crater vomits flame persistently and cinders
spasmodically. The "lighthouse of
the Mediterranean" has been known
to slick to its function of torchbearer
lor the space of 2,000 years. Whenever the tiny, regular eruption takes
place the stone drop back again into
the crater. While the ancients regarded Stromboli variously as the
smithy of Vulcan and the headquarters of Aeolus, the men of the middle
ages looked upon it as the main highway to purg-atory.
The Garjoyle.
The word "gargoyle" is closely akin
to "gargle," for "gargoyle" is simply
the French "gargouille" (throat). It
was a good name for the architectural monster through whose mouth the
rain-water was carried off. But all
idea ol the throat hnd disappeared
in the terrible Gargouille de Bouen,
Ihe dragon which wasted a French
district until St. Komanus threw it
into the Seine. In after generationa
a huge sham gargouille used to be
carried around the city once a year in
memory of this deliverance.
Press-Gang Up-to-Date.
If Great Britain should be invaded,
a press-gang would come into being,
but its object would be to seize not
men, but motor-cars.
Afi amendment has been quietly introduced into the army annual bill
rnaking it clear that for the purpose
of mobilization motor-curs and locomotives me.y bo Impressed.
Preventive aiid Curative Measure*
Recommended by an Authority.
There is small understanding with
the average horse owner of the suffering some animals go through on account of corns. Tbe torture Is acute,
and tbe services of the animals arc
often lost to the owner without leaving knowledge of the cause. Dr. A. A.
Holcombe, Inspector of the United;
States bureau of animal husbandry,
says of treating borse corns;
"As in all otber troubles, tbe cause
must bo discovered If possible and removed, in a groat majority of cases
the shoeing will be at fault. For a
sound foot, perfectly formed, a flat
shoe with heels less thick than tbe toe
nnd whlcb rests evenly on the wall
proper is the best In flat feet it Is
often necessary to concave the feet as
much as possible on tbe upper surface
so that the sole may not be pressed
upon. If tbe heels are very low the
beels of tbe shoe may be made much
"If tbe foot Is very broad and the
wall light toward the heels a far shoe,
resting upon tbe walls, may aid to prevent excessive tension upon the soft
tissues when tbe foot receives tbe
weight of the body. A piece of leather
placed between tbe foot and shoe
serves largely to destroy concnsslon,
and its use Is absolutely necessary on
some animals to enable tbem to work.
"Among the preventive measures may
be mentioned those which serve to-
maintain the suppleness of the hoof.
Tbe dead horn upon the surface of the
sole not only retains moisture for a
long time, but protects tbe living horn*
Nrmu / «MSl
W 4wm
h «'vn-in
beneath from the effects of evaporation. For tbls reason the sole should.
be pared as little as possible.
"As to curative measures, much depends upon tbe extent of the Injury.
If the case Is one of chronic dry com,,
witb but slight lameness, the front
should be poulticed for a day or two
nud the discolored horn pared out, care-
being taken not to injure tbe soft tissues. The heel on the affected side
should be lowered until pressure is
removed, and if tbe patient's labor Is
required the patient must be shod with
a bar shoe or with one having stiff
heels. Care must, ba taken to reset
tbe shoe before the foot has grown
too long, else tbe shoe will no longer
rest on tbe wall, but on the sole and
"I believe In cutting moist corns out,
If there Is an Inflammation present
cold baths and poultices should be
Overfeeding or sudden cbanges from-
poor to very rich food, combined with
want of exercise, If not actual causes,
will contribute to tbe development of
the loss of wool among ewes.
Selecting the Breeders.
Do not buy a ram for a breeder unless he has a good length of wool on
bis belly and legs—wool down to the
boot In selecting ewes for breeders
special care should be taken to secure
good, thrifty animals of medium size,
compact and well formed.
Importance of Dry Bedding.
Equally Important as pure air, water, salt, good feed, etc., Is tbe matter
of dry bedding. Sheep do not like to-
stand wltb wet feet, and If your shed*
bas nothing but a wet floor or bottom-
for them to stand on you will And a
part of tbe growth In value which represents possible profits to you Is soaking away Into tbat wet floor, never
more to be available to you. Keep
your growing lambs warm and dry,
and you will' And you are conserving
your profits. '
Good Feed Brings Hardy Lambs.
Many sheepmen lose on their sheep-
because they allow their ewes to run
down and become weak, with tbe result that tbelr lambs are puny things,
which hare a hard tussle to pull
through. Ewes should be fed liberally
of both grain and forage. Oats, with-
some corn, wltb plenty of clover or alfalfa bay, will bring tbem to lambing
time In a lit condition to bear strong
lambs and take care of them. An occasional allowance of bran and meal will
also be good for tbem from the time
they are taken off pasture until they
nre turued out In the spring.
Value of Salt For Sheep.
F.xperlments recently mnde for the-
purpose of ascertaining the nutritive
value of salt for Bheep show tbat
those which have been fed salt gained
In weight four and one-half pounds
more than those wblch received no-
salt Moreover, the sheep which received salt produced one and one-third
pounds more wool nnd of a better
quality than those which received no-
It Started with Backache and Grew
Worse till the Doctor Said She
Must Die.
Holt, Ont. (Special).—All the countryside here a ringing with the wonderful cure of Mrs. Samuel Thompson,
-who lay at the point of death for
weeks, swollen with Dropsy so that
the doctor five different times decided
to tap her but desisted because, as
her husband said, "It might be better to let her die in peace." After
the doctor had given her up Dodd's
TCidney Pills oured her.
Mrs. Thompson's terrible trouble
started with pain in the back. She
grew worse and the doctor treated her
for jaundice for eight weeks. Then
her feet and legs began to swell, and
it was realized that Dropsy was the
trouble. For seven months she suffered. The doctor said there tfas no
hope; she must die.
As a last reBort Dodd's Kidney Pills
were tried. The improvement waB
slow, but gradually her strength came
back. To-day Mrs. Thompson is a
well woman. She says, and the coun
tryside knows, she owes her life to
Dodd's Kidney Pills.
If the disease is of the Kidneys, or
from the Kidneys, Dodd's Kidney
Pills will cure it.
"So you are going to many Swell-
bed," asks the erBtwhile suitor. "I
■am," replies the beauteous creature.
"I don't see how—pardon me for being
so frank—I don't see how you can admire him at all. He is so insufferably
conceited." "Well, if you were engaged to me it would make you insufferably conceited yourself."
Spanking does not cure children ol
bed-wetting. There is a constitutional
cause for this trouble. Mrs. M. Summers, Box W. I., Windsor, Ont., will
send free to any mother her successful
home treatment, with full instructions. Send no money but write her
to-day if your children trouble you
in thin way. Don't blame the child,
the chances are it can't help it. This
treatment also cures adults and aged
people troubled with urine difficulties
by day or night.
"Pa!" "What is it?" "This here
Longfellow pome begins: 'This is the
forest primeval.' What is the forest
primeval?" "Why, that's ensy. Mosquitoes are the forest's prime evil."—
Cleveland Leader.
Through indiscretion in eating green
Iruit in summer many children become subject to cholera morbus caused
by irritating acids that act violently
on the lining of the intestines, Pains
nnd dangerous purgings ensue and the
delicate system of the child suffers
under the drain. In sucli cases the
safest and surest medicine is Dr. J. D.
Kellogg's Dysentery Cordial. It will
check the inflammation and save the
child's .life.
More anthracite conl is shipped
from Swansea, Wales, than from any
other port in the world.
Hydrochloric acid should be used to
•clean the porcelain surfaces of spark
plugs, as emery, so often ems' iyed,
scratches them.
A little girl was engaged in mnking
-an apron for her doll. Looking up to
her mother, she snid, "Mother, I believe that I will be a duchess when 1
grow up."
"Why, Molly, how is it that you expect to become a duchess?"
"Why, 'by marrying a Dutchman, ol
Probably the oldest detricks in th>
world that still are in use are two at
Trier, Germany, erected in 1413, and
one at Andernch, Gcrmnny, built in
1554. The londs are chain lifted by
1ruin wheels sixteen feet in diameter.'
The Beauty of a Clear Skin.—The
eondition of the liver regulates the
condition of the blood. A disordered
liver causes impurities in the blood,
and these show themselves in blem
ishes on the skin. Purmelee's Vegetable Pills in acting upon the liver act
upon the blood, and a clear, healthy
skin will follow intelligent use of this
standard medicine. Ladies, who will
fully appreciate this prim- quality of
those pills, can use them with the ccr.
tninty that the effect will be most
The Dear Girl-He hnd the impudence to nsk me for n kiss."
Her'Denr Friend—The idea? What
The Denr Girl (blushing)-He
•wasn't pnrtioular which.
Mlnard's Liniment used by Physicians.
Two Extraordinary Onerations
At the St. Louis Citv hospital there
wns performed recently two surgical
operations of such a delicnte nnd un.
usunl nature thnt leading surgeons nf
the city went there to see them. One
was the insertion'of a rubber tube in
the stomach of Mrs. Annn Dnvis. She
swallowed concentrnte-l iye by niis
tnke recently, and this *. ill nrevent
her swallowing food. Hcrenfter her
life will he sustained hy food forced
into her stomach throng the tube.
The other operation was the removal
of a small splinter ol steel from the
arterial system of George Wntkins. CO
years old. The splinter wns carried
nlong hy the blood nnd wns wearing
out the walls ol the arteries. The
splinter was located by menns of the
X-ray, and then the artery nbove and
below that point was bound and the
tiny bit of metal wob removed. Both
patients will recover.
Trouble With Border Tribesmen Interrupts Traffic With Afghanistan.
The Khyber Pass has been closed to
caravanB. This step is due .to the
aggressive attitude of the Khassadors,
or Militia, on the Afghan border
(says the Civil and Military Gazette.)
The Cabul authorities still appear to
be powerless to restrain the impetuous spirits of the borderland, and discipline in Afghanistan generally is
not what it was in the days of Abdurrahman. The Khyber PasB is the
chief artery for commerce between
India and Afghanistan, and its
closure for any length of time would
paralyse trade between the two countries. The unrest among the Afghan
tribes bordering on the northwest
frontier of India has for more than
a year caused anxiety to the Indian
Government. Frequent raids into
British territory have been made, and
in the Mohmand expedition in April
last year thousands of Afghans
fought with the Mohmands against
British troops.
It in known that for some time
past rifles and ammunition hove been
pouring into Afghanistan via. the
Persian Gulf and Persian territory.
The hostility • shown to the Indian
Government is only one phase of an
attitude of violent opposition shown
by the more conservative AMians
avninst the Ameer. Habibullnh Khan,
who ia regarded as a daring innovator because he has developed education in Afghanistan and is trying to
imnrove the trade roads into India,
with a view to increasing the imports and exports of Afghanistan.
Last month, when the Ameer was at
Jellnlnbad, near which he proposes
to build a new city, an attemot to
murder him, his son Inaynt Ullah
Khan. n"d his brother. Sardar Nas-
riillnh Khan, was discovered. The
leader of the consniracy was encouraged bv Bibi Hali*na, a wife of the
late Ameer, Abdur-nhmnn. who hoped
to place her son, Sardir Umar Khan,
upon the throne. The ringleaders
were executed at Cabul nnd Jellala-
bad, many of them being blown from
Artist's Critic Buys Picture.
Sir Edward Poynter, president of
the Royal Academy, kept the 73rd anniversary of his birthday a few days
ago. He succeeded Sir John Millais
as president in 1896. The foundation
of Sir Edward's reputation was made
by his picture, "Israel in Egypt,"
whereby hangs a story. He was long
ago a member of a sketch club, and
one evening the subject set for illustration wus "Work." The future
P.R.A. hit upon the idea of drawing
a crowd of ousky Eastern slaves
dragging a colossal statue, and the
sketch met with such praise that he
resolved to make a big picture of it,
and "Israel in Egypt" cume into being. It found, however, one innplac-
uble critic, an engineer, who sought
out the artist and proved to him conclusively that the greut weight indicated could uot possibly be drawn by
the number of slaves shown. Poynter
took the criticisms in good part, and
mined more slaves, at which the engineer was so well pleased that he
bought the picture.
Lengthy Incumbencies.
Rev. W. Wriothesley Wingfleld'a 70
years' tenure of the living of Gulval,
in Cornwall, Eng., has, long as it is,
been exceeded more than once iu the
Old Country.
Rev. Henry Bigot, D.D., who died
in 1722 ut the age of 94—Mr. Wing-
lield's present ugo — was rector ol
Brindle seventy-one years, and vicar
of Rochdale for just under sixty years.
Still more remarkable was the record of Rev. Potter Cole, Lord of the
Munor of Woolfurdisworthy, in Wiltshire, who died in. 1802, aged 97, after
a seventy-three years' tenure of the
living of Hawkesbury, Gloucester.
During the whole of this long incumbency Mr. Cole was never out of his
parish a month at a time.—Westminster Gazette. ■
Selous Shot Elephants.
Mr. Selous, who is accompanying
Mr. RooBevelt on an African hunting
expedition, was only nineteen when
he fared forth into the world of adventure with a rifle in his hand and
£400, all his capital, in his pocket.
He asked Lobengula for permission
to shoot elephants, "tou shoot elephants I" said the Matabele King, derisively. "You are only a boy; you
had better hunt antelopes." But tho
boy got the required permission.
Since those early days Mr. Selous
has spent more than thirty years
among the African big game. Years
ago lie brought dpwn his hundredth
The Postal "Doctor."
Probably one of the most interesting of the muny occupations followed
at St. Martin's le Grand is that of
the postal "doctors." These worthies
are reaily four senior sorters, who per-
form the special duty of "doctoring"
letters, packages, etc., which, owing
to insecure or careleas packing, have
become broken or damuged in the
post. It is in the sorting room thut
they are humorously termed "doctors." Articles of infinite variety pass
through these "doctor" bunds, Irom
coin, bank notes aud stamps to bottles of medicine, oil and poison.
Ancient Medical College.
While it is customary to credit
Hippocrates, the Greek physician,
with being the father of medicine,
discoveries of recent yours have revealed the fact that the healing art
flourished as a profession in fur earlier times than we have any record
of it in the history of Greece. Physicians were plentiful iu the Egypt
of 1500 B.C., and there is evidence to
show that a medical college existed
in borslppa, a suburb ol Dubylon,
even before the latter date.
What the Learned Monarch Had to
Say Against the Weed.
Within- two centuries after the discovery of tobacco, the Indian and
America in 141.2, tobacco had conquered the world. But its part of
progress has been beset by well-
meaning zealots at every stage.
Perhaps none of its opponents has
been more bitterly antagonistic than
those of the fifteenth century when
it was struggling for a foothold in
the Old World: The famous "Coun-
terblaste to Tobacco" of King James
was only an episode in a crusade
against the habit that he carried on
persistently during his lifetime. Besides his "Counterblaste" here are a
few apothegms which history accredits to James:
"Tobacco is the lively image and
pattern of hell, for it has by illusion
in it all the parts and vices of the
world, whereby hell may be gained,
to wit:
"First, it is a smoke; so are the
vsn'ties of this world.
"Second, it delights them who take
it; so do the pleasures of the wo'rld
delieht the men of the world.
Thirdly, it mnketh men drunken
end licht in the head; so do the vanities of the world—men are drunken
Fourthly, he that tnketh tobacco
sn'th he cannot leave it, it doth bewitch him. Even 'so the pleasures of
the world make men loath to leave
them; and further, besides all this,
it is like hell- in the very substance
of it, for it is a stinking, loathsome
thing, and so is hell."
It is amusing to know that in the
latter years of his life King Janies
himself succumbed to the allurements
of tobacco, and, though he pighead-
edly continued to denounce it, smoked habitually in secret.
Their crusade against tobacco has
been ■ continued ever since. Unconsciously, and with the very best1 of
intentions, this army of zealots has
disseminated n great mass of misinformation which had no basis of. fact
and which was conceived in the fertile and imaginative brains of a trip
of Park Row space writers. Take,
for instance, the snered fiction that
tiie dark colored oil which lodges in
the bowls of pines and stains the
fingers of cigarette smokers is the
deadly poison nicotine. Chemic.il
scientists know, of course, that this
substance is not nicotine, but simply
tar, tobacco tar, distilled fro-n the
tobacco just as coal tar is distilled
from coal and pine tar from pine
The Duchess's Dairy.
The Duchess of Abercorn owns a
I model dairy in Ireland, which,
I though run as a hobby, is yet a
thoroughly business concern, and
irom it her grace supplies several
large Belfast firms with butter and
Maids of Honor and Their Work.
In England the maids of honor are
chosen by the Queen herself from
among the daughters of peers, who,
if not themselves connected with the
royal household, ure p-'.^onal friends
of Her Majesty. A letter is always
sent to the parents of the young lady
requesting thut, as a personal favor
to the Queen, she may b» permitted
to attend at court. As the position
is undcnii.ble, and the salary is about
$1,500 a year, tho request is-inviir-
iably accepted, and then the newly-
chosen maid rec.-ives from the Lord
Chi-.niberliin t'.e command for her
flrst "wait."
The first thing brought to the maid
of honor is her bi-.dge, which is a
miniature picture of the. Queen, set
in brilliants, and suspended to a ribbon. Just before the dinner hour,
the maid of honor in waiting has to
stand in the corridor outside the
Queen's private apartments. She carries n bouquet which, on entering the
dining-room, she lays at the right
hand of the Queen's plate.
The maid of honor sits at dinner
next to the gentleman on the Queen's
riiht. This rule is- relaxed when
royal guests are present. After dinner, unless otherwise commanded, the
maid of honor retires to her own
room, when, however, she is frequently fetched to read, sing, play the
piano, or take a hand at cards.
Vegetables   In  England.
Until the end of the reign of Henry
VIII., according to the historian,
Hume, no carrots, turnips, or other
edible roots were produced in England. The few Hint were used were
imported, and the state papers contain numerous references to the dispatch of messengers to the continent
for rare vegetables and salads to
grace the table at, important royal
banquets. Cucumbers also were unknown until the 16th century, und
celery owes its introduction in Kug-
lund to the Francli Marshal Taillard,
who wus imprisoned in England niter
his defeat by Marlborough.
Broccoli nnd cauliflower came from
Cyprus in the 17th century, and the
potato, brought to England by Sir
Walter Raleigh about 1584, was not
in general use until 1663, when the
Royal Society directed attention to it
and recommended  its  cultivation.
What Telcpahy Is.
Telepathy is the transference of
emotions und sensations between
souls, while thought transference is
the transmission of words, ideas or
images from mind to mind. Thus
telepathic communication is possible
only between persons ol u certain degree of soul development und between
whom there is a degree of emotional
sympathy, while in transference of
thought one dominant, positive mind
may affect another without there being nny degree of sympathetic vibration between them—"Svastika."
Stevenson Bad (poller.
One of the most polished and painstaking of English uuthors regarded
correct spelling us a totally unni-ces-
sury accomplishment, in his intro-
"duction to R. L. Stevenson's letters,
Sidney Colvin writes: "1 have not
held myself bound to reproduce all
tin; author's minor eccentricities of
spelling iiinl the like. As nil his
friends ure aware, to spell in u quite
*Hccurate and grown-up manner was a
thing which this muster of English
letters wus never uble to learn."
An Athletic Statesman.
Hon. C. G. Wade, K.C, Premier of
New South Wales, is an Oxford man,
nnd while at tbut 'Varsity greatly
distinguished himself In athletics. He
was un International Ru0by playiv.
Bronchitis More
Than a Cold
Sometimes it becomes chronic and
returns again and again, wearing
out Its victim.
At other times it develops rapidly into
pneumonia—cure is found in Dr.
Chase's Syrup of Linseed and Turpentine.
Any cold is serious enough when its
dreadful possibilities are considered,
but when there is soreness or tightness
in the chest and a dry hard cough you
can look for bronchitis, which is often
confused with an ordinary cold.
It is usually known by aching limbs
and body pains, chilly feelings, weariness and weakness, pain in the chest
nnd a tight, tearing cough. Fever, dry
skin, thirst, coated tongue and constipation are other symptoms.
Dr. Chase's Syrup of Linseed and
Turpentine seems almost like a specific
for bronchitis because it is so successful in loosening up the cough, aiding
expectoration and preventing the inflammation from reaching the lungs.
Bunchitis is particularly dreaded
because of its tendency to develop into
pneumonia and even when this does
not result bronchitis is likely to return
again and again whenever a slight
cold is taken until it wears out even
the most vigorous system.
Dr. Chase's Syrup of Linseed and
Turpentine is so prompt in affording
relief and so thorough and far-reaching in action thnt it succeeds when
ordinary cough medicines have no influence.
Mr. James F. Thompson, Yonge
Mills, Leeds Co., Ont., w*rites: "Last
winter my two boys were so bad with
colds on the'chest'Or bronchitis that
they coughed nil night and could get
no rest or sleep. Several cough rem
edies were tried to no-avail until I
was told about Dr. Chase's Syrup of
Linseed nnd Turpentine, and this
treatment soon cured them," 25 cts. a
bottle, nt all dealers, or Edmanson,
Bates & Co., Toronto.     .
"Ye»," said a retired insurance
agent to his friend, "I once got s man
to take out a $100,000 life assurance
policy only the day before he was
killed, and it took a lot' of coaxing to
do it."
"My word," replied the friend,
"that was rough or the company. I
expect you wished your persuasive
powers had not been so successful!"
"H'm! No." said the agent; "you
see, I married the widow."
"Father, what does 'apprenticing'
mean?" asked a boy in quest of in
Father—"It menns the binding of
one person to nnother by agreement,
nnd that one person so round hns to
tench the other nil he can of his trade
or profession, whilst the other hns to
watch and learn how things are done,
and to make himBelf useful in every
Freddie—"Then I suppose you're
apnreuticed to' mother, aren't you.
dad?" and the old man rushed 'off
to catch his train without a word.
"I sny, ,Tnck Perkins has asked mJ
to lend him ten dollars.''
"Well, do it. As n personnl favor to
me, let him have it.'!
"Personnl favor to you?"
"Yes. If you don't let him have it,
he'll come to me for it,"
Minnrd's Liniment Co., Limited.
I wns very sick with Quinsy   nnd
thought   I would   strangle.     I used
MINARD'8 LINIMENT and it cured
ma at once.
1 am never without it now.
Yours t-ratefullv,
MRS. C. D. PRl.v'OE.
Nf.uwigewauk, Oct. 21st.      '
If n girl is really prcty. she doesn't
mind being told thnt s- me other girl
Algy—Myrtle, what nre your objections to mnrrying me?
Myrtle—I linve only i ne objection,
Algy.   I'd hnve to live with you.
It in with sntisfnclion that we cnll
attention to the Aladdin Mnntle !,<>mo
ns advertised jn these columns. With
the perfection of such inventions ns
these, we see our country dwellers
oomini- into their own. for it solves
thp nrtificinl light problem in spin'ler
towns nnd country residences. The
Aladdin, which uses n mnntle, and
burns comnihn coal oil, gives n bright*
er nnd softer light than either gns or
electricity, nnd at a much smaller
Presents Tied  In  Packages and Fastened to Umbrella Ribs.
Mothers In search of new stunts for
giving favors at a child's party should
aot omit the umbrella method. This is
is easily managed as a pie or grab bag
and Is much more picturesque.
Cover un old silk umbrella with gay
pictures and festoon It with strips of
bright tissue paper or colored ribbons.
The handle can also be twined with
colored muslin, though It should be
done very tightly to keep taut under
youthful vigor In hundllng. Small
sleigh bells dangling from each rib add
to tbe merriment
Tie up plenty ot small favors in tissue paper packages and fasten them to
the ribs by strings of different length.
There shonld be at least one package
tor each young guest Several for each
child will be yet more fun.
Form tbe children In a large circle,
with one of their number tn the center
holding the umbrella.
Some one at the piano should play a
gay march or twostep, and the children' should move In a grand chain
flrst tn one direction, then In tbe other.
Wben the music suddenly stops tbe
dancers stop with it and tbe child tn
the center raises the umbrella high
above bis bead tbree times.
The present that sways longest Is
bis. Great Is the excitement of the
circle wstcblng the dangling gifts and
speculating on what their friend will
Before the umbrella bolder unties bis
gift be calls out to boy or girl, as the
case may be: -     	
-   "Jane, come next within the ring!
The magical umbrella awing
And see what gift a shower will bring
To you while we do dance and sing."
Tbe new child holds the umbrella
while the flrst one unties and examines the contents ot bis package. Then
the dance goes on ns before until every child bas bad a turn at twirling
the umbrella and feeling Its fairy
Hostess Looking For Novelty Serves
Rissslsttss With Tss.
The hostess wbo wants novelties for
ber afternoon tea or card party can
And them In rissoles and rlssolettes,
that can be made at bome quite as de-
llclously as by the caterer,
A rissole Is nothing but a croquette
wrapped In pastry and fried in boiling lard. Special Irons come for frying tbese dainties, but tbey are not
Roll out thin squares of puff paste,
ind on top plnce the croquette mixture
if chicken, stirred Into a well seasoned
white sauce and molded wben cold
Into regular croquette shapes. Fold tbe
pastry around tbe meat seal the edges
With wblte of egg, dip Into egg and
well seasoned breadcrumbs and fry In
boiling lard.
Rlssolettes are sheets of pastry
rolled very tbln and dotted wltb cur
rant jelly, orange marmalade or any
desired preserve. A large sheet of
pastry Is rolled thin, covered wltb dots
of the preserve and topped by another
(beet of pastry.
To prevent tbe Jam from spreading
the pastry about the Jelly Is wet wltb
Ice water for about half an Inch lu.
Cut In circles, diamonds or any desired
shape, pinch tbe edges together, brush
wltb wblte of egg and cinnamon.
These rlssolettes can either be fried
tn hot lard or, whnt Is easier, baked In
a hot oven for about fifteen minutes.
A Novelty at Cards.
Those who give card parties are always anxious to get new and clever
methods of keeping Individual scores.
Everything tbat can be tbought of has
been done In the way of Ingenious
At a recent card party a novelty
was Introduced by giving each guest a
wire bracelet Every time a game was
won a colored bead was strung on It
These made rather pretty souvenirs to
take home.
As gold wire was used and vivid
stones ot large size were chosen, tbe
bangles of tbe winners were quite gay
ornaments before tbe evening was
Another hostess elaborated this Idea
by using tiny ten cent toys Instead of
bends. These were hooked on the
bracelet with bits of gold wire. Tbls
Idea was enthusiastically received, and
It mlgbt make a good suggestion for
hostesses of coming curd parties.
Without Rick, Red Blood You Canal
tw Haalthy—How to OHaii
This Blessing.
If every woman and young girl would
realize the danger of allowing blood
to become thin and poor, would understand that the majority of common
diseases are caused by an anaemic
(or bloodless) condition, that persistent pallor means that the blood is not,
furnishing the oigans with the re-,
quired amount of nourishment, there
would be awakened interest i*i the
tonic treatment with Dr. Williams'
Pink Pills. Thin blood means starved
nerves, weakened digestion, functional
disorders, headaches, frequently neuralgia, sciatica and even partial paralysis. Dr. Williams' Pink Pills build
up the blood, repair waste and prevent and check disease. They fill
the system with rich, red blood which
means good health and life.
Miss Marie Dionne, St. Angele, Que.,
says:—"I am deeply grateful for what
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills have done
for me. My blood had almost turned
to water. I was pale, had no appetite,
suffered from pains in the back and
side, and had a feeling of constant depression. The smallest exertion would
leave me breathless, and I was reduced in flesh until I weighed only 93
pounds. I got nothing to help me until I began the use of Dr. Williams'
Pink Pills. They began helping me
after the first couple of weeks, and In
a few weeks more I was again perfectly well. The color returned to my
cheeks, the pains left me, and I gained
in weight until now- I weigh 130
pounds. I feel so happy for what Dr.
Willlahls* Pink Pills have done for
me that I hope some other ailing, miserable girl will profit by my experience and obtain new health."
These Pills are sold by all medicine
dealers or you can get them hy mail
at 50 cents a box or six boxes for
$2.60 from The Dr. Williams' Medicine Co., Brockville, Ont.
And He Didn't
She—So many men marry for
money. You wouldn't marry me for
money, would you, dearest?
He (absently)—No, darling. I
wouldn't marry you for all the money
in the world.
She—Oh, you horrid, norrid wretch f
"Why doesn't someone invent a new
"Cheer up; the spring change of
railway timetables is about due."—
Buffalo Express.
How's This?
We offer One Hundred Pollen Seward tor ear
esse ot Cstsrrh tut cannot be cured by HaS-s
Catarrh cure.
r. J. CHENEY a CO.. Toledo. O.
We, the understated, bare known F. t. Caesar
tor tbe last IS yean, and believe hn perlecur boo-
ortblo tn all buslni-ee transaction* and flnanelallr
able lo carry out any unlitstlntis made by ha tne.
Wholesale Prtmteu. Toledo. O.
nail's Catarrh Cure to ta'ien Internally. ecttna*
dlrecUy upon the blood and mucous surfaces or Ihe
•rftata.*--Trst*sjoniala cent me. Price » cute pes*
bottle, Bold by all Drueeleu.
Take Hall's Family rule lor consllpauoo.
"Poor chap! Everything he earns
goes on liis wife's bnck."
"Well, if you hnd seen her at the
opera you wouldn't think he earned
The ease with which corns and warts
can be removed by Hollowny's Corn
Cure is its strongest recommendation.
It seldom fails.
To aid horses to keep their footing
on slippery streets, a Massachusetts
veterinary has invented a chain tread,
which may ne buckled umm their
hoofs without the use of tools.
Mlnard's   Liniment,   Lumberman's
An English paper says thnt the
champion absent-minded mnn lives at
Belhnm. On one occasion he called
upon his old friend, the family physician.    Alter a chat ol a couple of
i hours the doctor saw him lo the door
nml bade him    good-night    Baying:
I "Come again.   Family all well, I sup-
| pose?" "My heavens!" exclaimed tint
absent-minded beggar, "ibat reminds
j me of my errand.   My wife is in a
I fit!"
Ever since entering the train, two
stations hack, the Yankee in England
had been talking about the speed with
which buildings were erected across
the water. Finally, to enp the climnx
he told of a 22 story building which
was started and finished In on>
month. His fellow-passengers had
given up nil hope thnt he would ever
stop, when a burly Yorkshireninn
turned to him, saying: "Why, nion
that's nowt. At home I've seen 'em
laying foundations for n row o' houses
in the morning when I'm goiu' lo
Work, and nt night when I come hack
they're turning t' people out for back
Keep Mlnard's Liniment in the house.
-Anxious to Sell
Some yenrs ago a wealthy American
syndicate desired lo purchase tiie New-
York Herald, and despatched the
following enhle to Mr. Gordon Dennett: "Plense wire price for which
you will sell New "ok Herald." Mr ,
Bennett's reply was characteristic, j
He cabled back as follows: "Daily,'
three cents; Sunday, five cents. J. I
Gordon Bennett." ,
Sitting Down Gracefully.
Note the studied nitenilon which a
woman of the world desirous nf pos-
sensing real grace must pay to ber ev-
ery action. Kor Instance, tbe manner In
whlcb women sit down on tbelr present dny gowns deserves to lie an object of special study on the part of
all persons of taste, and the choice of
a particular kind of chair Is not without Importance A low ottnmnn sent is
advantageous for the suppleness of n
youthful, slightly developed llgure. A
deep sented chair becomes bettor n
inure heavily built person, wbo rfhoiild
malic a point of sitting upright In order to bring out the beautiful lines of
the neck and chest. In a luxurious
nrmelinlr n very tbln woman mii.v In-
ense her fragility, and her slender
hands on the nrmn of ihe chair will be
shiiwti off lo great ndrnntnge.
Make Steak Tender.
Stenk thnt In not porterhouse enn be
Improved by treating It ns the French
chefs prepare their stenks lo mnko
them lender. Put tbree tnhlespoonfuls
of olive oil and one and one-half tnhlespoonfuls of vinegar on a plate and
lay the steak In; then set In tbe Icebox for fonr hours. Turn half a dozen
times at lotcrv-Us; tben tbe meat Is
ready to broil.
j    A Pill lor Brain Workers.—The man
who works with his brains is more li-
uble to derangement of the digestive
j system than the man who works with
his hands, because the one enlls upon
I liis  nervous energy  while  the other
! applies only his  muscular strength.
, Brain lag begets irregularities of tho
: stomach and liver, ntnl the best rem-
| eily that can  he lined  is  Parmelee's
j Vegetable  I'ills.    They nre specially
I compounded for such cases, and all
l those  who use  them  can certify  to
their superior power.
Lady Aberdeen's Adoption
Lady Aberdeen, who has ndde.l an*
other to her inii-iy good works and
deeds hy fniiii ling a new monthly
journal to help in the rniiinnigli
against consumption in Ireland, fig-
uri-il in a dramatic Incident thirtv-twn
years ngo. Sho i-n-l her Husband went
to Egypt for their wedding tour at a
time when Gordon was trying to suppress the slave tiallie. Four slave
boys who were offered for snle excited
I.ii'ly Aberdeen's compassion, aud th.-
slave dealer was Invited to bring Ihem
on himr-l Lord Ahenleen's ilithiihe-yah,
where hi- hoped U find a purchaser.
When the man stepped on deck with
his human chattels, Lord Aberdeen
pointed t<> Hie lliitiah ling anil snid:
"Tiles.- hoys are flee! I clnini Ihem in
tin- tinine of the queen!" Afterwards*]
however, In- coitlpetuniod the -In*.-
dialer, and Lady Aberdeen returned
to England witli these four hoys iin-1
another whom the had rescued. Timid her adopted children died, but two
were educated ind set to useful work.
In and Around Town
J. S. Gusty, of Fernie, was in town on
G. B. Stedman was in Pincher Creek
this week. , .  .
A. J. Watson, of Fernie, was herfe on
Thursday night.
P. Kennedy, tins Fernie lumbcl* king,
was here yesterday,
Geo. Doyle and E. Cook visited their
homestead this week.
. W. J. Athcrton, of rjtreston, is now
head push on tho Reporter.
Wm. Somerton,  of High River, was
1  here thiB week on a visit to his brothers,
The horse races tin Dominion Day will
•Iraw out a large crowd to Michel Prairie.
8 i The Sparwood Lumber Co. has been
fined $20 Ior throwing sawdust in the
Ward Evans and wife, of RUSford,
Mont., were at the Great Northern Hotel
on Thursday.
Michel plays baseball with Coleman
today at Coleman, and Hosmer tomorrow at Hosmer;
, The Duke of. Sparwood was let off on
suspended sentence by Judge Wilson,
for selling trout.
, The prihting that the Reporter i|oes is
done in such a manner that the customer
always calls again.
■ They Bay that merit meets its just re-
.Ward, but the reward iB often shipped
on a slow steamer.
: -Messrs. McCool, Moore and Watson,
are closing a deal lor their timber limits
near Kitchener, B.C.
The sihall shack formerly used as a
butcher shor) near the Reporter office,
has been removed to Pacific Avenue.
The work on the Gieat Northern Hotel
is now nearly completed, and we expect
'•next week to give a full description of
this modern hostelry.
'-' The M. 1*. & M*. railtfay will mn:
spcciul trains from the C.P.R. depot, to
the"Y," on Dominion Day. Anyone
wearing a Canadian Club tag will be carried free. „
E. W. Marsh,.' arrested for stealing
from Mrs. McLaren's boarding house,
Michel, Was let off on suspended sentence
(or biie year, .and has to report to the
police office once a month. ,
1 The P. Burns and Co.'sice plant, cold
storage and refrigerator plant is now in
' line working order, and visitors are
' cheerfully shown through this up-lo-date
accessory to their line meat shop.
Fishing is now at its best, although
tho trout is wary of thb gaudy colored
■' fly. Some people are eating so many
grayling that they have much difficulty
' in getting their shirts oil', as tho bones
arc sticking through. ,.
What with the phonographs at Ken-
_ ncdy's Dhig Store and tho'Great Northern
Hotel, und thc.gruinapliones and piano-
player at Somerton Bros., the at inns.
I'here ol New Michel might be called
"musical air." .   i.  .
- The Cyclone Kid can apparently make
more money witli his feet than witli his
hands. He failed to coin much in the
ring, and hi!'lias lit but for pastures
green and moo, suckers to catch. A
number of people through here would
like to see the color of his eyes once
more, for if they got that close, some of
them claim they would tnkfc the price of
their accounts out of his hide.
We have been naked by Missouri
Bill to print hia criticism of the
young men of Michel, who failed to
. introduce him to the ladies at the
Eagles' Ball on Tuesday night,
lie says the music was grand, the
ladies charming, but tbe boys were
evidently afraid that Bill would cut
them out, for the.v might have lust
their girls, had tboy given Bill a
knock down to their partners. Bill
said lots more, but let it go at that.
One Cent a Word
Advertisements such as For Sale, To Let, Lost
Fc-ano Wanted etc., inserted at the uniform
rate oi One Cent a Word Each Insertion
0 H. If, Weber.
Be sure to attend the
NEW MICHEL,' WA5 a. m., in room
ovbr Somerton Bro's store.
MICHEL, Sunday School, '2.30 *3, m,
Evening sbrvicfe, at 7.30. Band of
Hope every Monday at 7.30 p. m,
, Rev. S. (jook, Pistor.
Thb pastor and Officials extend a cordial
invitation to you to attend 'these services.
Services—1st.  Sunday In  the  month,
Holy Communion, 11 a. m.
Every  Sunday,  Evensong; 7.30 p> m.
SundaySchool, every Sunday, 2.30 p. m.
A. Briant N. Crowther, M. A., Vicar,
Union Bakery
d. SOVRANO, Proprietor
Fresh Bread Delivered Daily
■. (-,,•'■ *■ •'•>■ j'.
In stock and made to order
Fred. Poma'hac,
Studio .Now Open Over The Store
5 to 10
Western Canada's
Agricultural Pair
A Very Liberal Pr&e List
$60,000, to be Expended
Sinclair theTailor
Cleaning and Pressing..
, Repairs and Alterations
Gent's and Ladies' Clothes..   -
tio. 90t Oyer, the Creek.
Business Bringers
Reading Notlcea inserted under this Heading
at the rate of Ten Cents a Line, each insertion.  Ko.ada inserted amongst Locals',.
'Mado Ofgnra.
ILL Kinil.- of Musical  Instruments sold at
V Somerton llro's.
no .Soils tho Now Scale William's Piano?
Hom-arUm llto'a.',.:.- &.
The Canadian Club's nraii(*o-
inent with Ihe clerk of tho weather
for next Thursday, has been completed, and we are promised a
liright sunshiny day. Acung on
this the club are promising all
sorts of cxtta amusements, and
thoso who attend this lirst celebration will have .ncj cuiisfj to regret it.
To our oiit'o! Jown friends we ex-
lend u cordul invitation to come
utid ee'e liii's'pitt of tho 1'iish, for
we cun odor tho vc.*y finest in the
whole layout, not only in scenery,
, but in other things that go lo make
J up life. Remember, the Canadian
Club and Michel Prairie on Thursday. July 1st.
If there is no Union; Printing
Office in your town, send yourJ
work to the Reporter':. Office,
New Michel, and have it done
by the man';who Unionized
the First Printing Office in the
Pass, and.have.your jobs decorated with that,
Do not tiiiss the Great His-;
torical Pageant Monday morn
ing, July 5tlf, worth going'
round, the world to see,
The Famous Navassar Ladies Band, of New York;
Co-Dora in the Gdldtml
Globe, the Greatest Loo^ the
Loop Act m the World.
The Eight Mir'za Colons,;
direct from {he court of the
Stiih of Persia. '
Howard's Dogs and Ponies
The largest arid most complete line to select from
At prides that suit the WbrkirigMan^s pocket-book
& few Samples
Rube Shields the Comedian
C. W. Parker Shows', and
other, features, any of which-
cannot be excelled even in
New York City.    •    .';■."
The  Summit
An Ideal Summer Resort
At Crow's Nest
This hotel, situated at Crow's
Nest, about eight miles from
Michel, is just the place to
spend it week end and enjby
yourself, llood.boating, bathing, fishing and big menagerie and museums .Fine place
to' go to,* to get away from the
daily grind. Leave oh Saturday evening's express and
back Monday morning in time
for'business. •,:-■■ ;
Reasonable charges;
i .   Andy dood, Propl*ieti>r
Dominiik .Sanitaria got two jnoiitha
this morning for lining drunk and dis-
Information ^regarding low
passepger rates and special ex
cursiqns to the exhibition
maybe obtained from station
agents. Entries close June 19.
Send for illustrated pamphlet to -   ■
Manager, Calgary.
An?ono eendltig a eketfcb and description msf
qntcklr oaoertaln our opinion froo * hotlier aa
InTentlbn Is IDTdbftblr WtontnWo,.OwminU-j.
Ilonestrlotlvconfldontlal. HANDBOOK on PatooU
sent free, oldest, aaencrfor eeourinspatonta.
1'atonU taken tiiroUKll Mulm * Co. iccolra
tftelaHuttcs, without cllanio, In tho
A handaomtlr Illustrated ireekljr. Latest circulation of any eclentlflo Journal, 'forms for
Canada, 13.75 • yaar, fostcwo prepaid. Bold W
all newsdealers.
MUNM*tC0L»e,BK>«*"'- Lun
"'•Kid 9hoV fair M. WMhlnnce :
■Jo-day,, June 26tb, lparkq the
close of one year's successful .business at Kennedy1*^ Drug and Bonk
Store. I,t is just one year ago since
the fixtures were, installed in his
s,tore, and during that time business
demanded larger quarters, which
were found next. door, to give accomodation for increasing stock and
trade.- Thia.-Btore bight be classed
as one of the few.to be- found in
town&tnuch larger than New Michel,
for complete, well assorted, and
modern. lines*. Upon ■ Entering, the
store a scene of systematically; ar-
rari-^d istock is-'presented. • The
visitor notices the new and up-to-
date soda fountain, crushed fruits,
etc., plate-glass shxiw Ca^es on both
.sides, of the store and glass front
wall fixtures, displaying stationery
and drugs on eithit side,. The eye
is here attracted-by the fine display
of high grade imported sundries;
composed of Dupont's famous'ebuny
goods of all kinds, the most popular
grade of imported and domestic per-,
fumes together with a grand stock of
high g't'ade chocolates, books, fancy-1
goods etc. Mr. Kennedyrcalizi.'s that
there is something more essential
than high-class-goods and fixtures,
namely, - the professional work in
the laboratory and dispensary. We.
understand he holds the gold;medal
for dispensing,- awarded to him the
yeaf lite graduated, as well as four
diplomas and two more entitling
him to test eyes scientifically. As.
a result of' these,, a well merited
popularity for his remedies has been
gained in this locality.
•' Another great convenience wliich
the people of New Michel enjoy is
the Post Office, fthich has been
opened up to Ms store, equipped
'with.modern fixtures, such as general delivery and boxes of the latest type.     '., '7 :
We can Only wish Mr. Kennedy
many rhorfe'successful years in town;
as his store is marked by the progress of the town i ,.
Call at the Crow's Nest Hardware
Co.'', and see their extensive display.
What you don't see, ask tor.
Bamboo Fishing Rods, Your Choice for 15 cents
j   Right Prices, Right Goods and
Right Treatment.
HOUSE, | you want
Good Board.
,'* .. i.
e   -     e e
Forty-tour Italians took out uiituralte-
atlon papers here this week,-' and applications aro in from forty-lour mot*".
. Thoroughly overhauled and now
in first-class, comfortable shape.
Your patronage solicited,
Harry Ryan
The Strike Not Settled Yet
Calgary, June 'lb— The coal striko has
taken on a new aspect and the. International Union of Mine Worker": will
now support the men of thin district.
A letter has been sent to all the camps
from tho newly elected. pnssidei)t of the
district informing the local officii* 1» that
the operators had submitted a new .contract to the conciliation board on-Thursday, but that after considering this contract ', Friday, Saturday, Sunday, ami
part of Monday, it -w»9 rtjCctid) as it
was found to be even worse than the one
■mbmitted. before.
'"This means that it is now tip to the
International, wiio are going to finance
us, as they promised that if the opera-
,torj did not acccptithe finding-. oHhe
| board,' add wo did, that- they woulil slop
in and help us win the fight," said a
Canmore Union official yesterday.
lie also stated that the district board
would now' step out of the controversy,
which wduld be taken uj! entirely by
the International.
Wouldn't this Cork You ?
In an alleged  interview a^, Seattle;
"Mr. Hill said there was little use in
-building ' a line to the cnallieliln of
British Cohimliia, meaning tho Crow's
Nest country,.' until, the initios were
capable' df supplying the demand, which
at present they were.- unabje to do."
What rot is this ?. Everyone at all
conversant »'|t|» tlia.Gre.at- Northern system knows thu4 they already have a
line into the coalfields of British Colum-
bsa, and -that tho .supply, although not
equal tp the demand,,is rapidly increasing. Is this some scheme of the coast
cities to knock the interior ?
Work has Btarted on Komets-'B new-
Baseball tit Coleman
this .ntoj-ning, ihe- Michel Club
left for Coleman, to play this afternoon. The following comprised
thti team: i O. Woods; c.l C. Esta-
bfook.p.; J. Carney, 1 bt; Cook,
2 b;; M. Estabrook, 3 b.;. McLeod, •
r.f.j C. Smith, c.f.; B. Estabrook,
l;f. | Stacey, ss.; B. Smith, reserve.
Geo. Ellisi who lost hisjeg last week,
is reported to be progressing vory favorably.


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