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VOL. 1.
NEW MICHEL, BRITISH COLUMBIA, SATURDAY^, JULY 24, 1909.
NO. 43
Hotel Michel
T. Crahan,     •=    :    -     Proprietor
The Largest, Most Modern   .
and Best Equipped in the Pass.
Michel, - British Columbia
Vioiila   Talcjum
An Ideal Dusting Powder for after
* the Bath, Shaving, Etc.
FOR HOT WEATHER
Many other, popular makes pf Talcums
carried in Stock
KENNEDY'S
bSUG aNd Book Sf mi
NEW   MICHEL
■   ■ a  •"■ ■ -vie-rrVT-■
Imperial Bakhk df Canada
Head Office! tORONTO
Capital Authorized $l0j-%0bb.
Capital faid up fS,0b0,IJDDi Re'st $5;d0b;0W
Savings Sank Department:
Interest atio-Wecl oh Deposits atjjurrent Rate
rrdm Date of Deposit:
Drafts; Monfey Crde'rS and Letter^ Uf, Credit iiaue'd; a1 Viiilable
in ally part bf the World.
MICHEL BRANCH, T; B. BAkERj Ma^agm..
41 Meat market Ltd 41
Highdass Butehers
New  Mlcliel
All meat fi*ysiikllled:-Prime Beef j I'brk.andMuttoii
Dairy Bilttfer,   Mild-cuffed Hams and Bacon—FisH
ill Se'asoft
The Store' Where' tttiy Send What You  Order
2     Deliveries   Daily
King's fcandy Kitchen
Ico Cream:   Migt ClaSs Fruit, Ntfts; Tdb'afccib; Gigkra:
ChocolateS atld bcllife'Ctibftery: i
rW Michel
■ ^.W'V'-iy'V;"'„''  "''   '
Call at the Crow's Nest Jiardware
Co., arid &e ftieir extensive* display.
What yelu don't seej ask fer.
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Bamboo Fishing Rods; Your Choice1 fof 15 cents
%ht Prices* Right Goods aiid
Rigjit Treatnient:
The Model Bakery
OPEN!
Bread; Cake's, Pies; Buris,' Etc.   Fresh Every Day'
1 (river -A'ill call for orders dtid deliver
The Model Bdkety        Ne\v MicHel
"■Si
tft «He Reporter Offfd^
About Newspapers
Now just a few worda as to the
functions and spheres of a local paper, lest any misunderstanding
exist.
The first use of a local paper is
to give the news; local news first,
then what general news it can afford
time to gather and set. ItB second
use is to comment upon current
topics.
Any piece of news is the property
of the parier; the persons concerned
in it have no vested rights therein.
If you don't want a thing published
don't do it; but if you have done it
go and ask the editor as a favor not
to use that item, and if your reasons
appeal to him he may respond,
To ask " who authorized you to
print so and bo," or "where did
you get that item " is as impertinent as for the editor to ask you how
much Jdnes owes you or whether
your rent is paid or not. If you
show that an item is incorrect, any
editor Will correct it; that is all that
is needed.
To withdraw patronage because
certain items appear is not only
foolish but insulting, for it presupposes that your patronagi! involved
a purchase of the palter to suppress
or publish iWiiis tb suit you. Editors naturally favor their friends
just as tither people dd, but it is a
friendliness nbt intended to interfere With business anyway.
The conscientious editor tries to
keep his nfews items neutral and
his coiritaent always fair a*jd .favoring Mat he bSlieveS tb bd in the
interest bf the community; if his
news is colored by his prefbrfinces
or his comment is partisan, il is
merely outcropping Of hunlan nature. Many fedit'ors fail hfer£, lifter
more or lfess trouble, but no nibre
editors than men in dther <Mks bf
life,
Difference' bf Opinion always
exists as to the valtiB of jiublicity:
Soinb itferiis are plainlj* nlawa of value and their publication a hfelp to
tiie dlstiflbt. PlMy bf itei-bs are
not worth telling to the hundred!!
of people Alio tern a papBr. Other
items are huttful tb the* interests of
the comtiiunit*)', if published:
Where to dfaw the linS js tiJ-WaJTB a
question; Tb' give Publicity to
items not favotablb to tne commun '-
ity is only justified by'thehdpethat
such publicity will bring about a
remedy., To.conceal Such items is
sometimes wise; "wash ylur dirty
linen at home'' is a good bid rule:
But to cbnce'al iteiiis that a community should know as a nlatter of
safety bi* tb avoid discredit attaching to thi; innocent as wfell as the
guilty is is shameful as.to publish
harmful items needlessly dr to slander the district.       .,.,..,
Sonietifees an editor triiist choose
between. li;8 own private interests
as urged by his patro'nSj.SriH the interests of a., rtiuoh *ftider Responsibility ; ilium decide whether he will
swear to Mb own hurt or notf In
such a.cusb some reniember that
there ate larger splices than that
in wriifch their interests, devolve'
To rfemain true to. the jjrtatfer res-
IjonsibilitieB, is|ihbttijr..than tp ^ell
One's soul, no' matterwliatthe price
may be.'    , , . ,
The pric,e lias been p>id by sOme;
others have taken the thirty ijjpcs
of silver. For editors are human!
—Grand Forks Gazette.
Presentation
A presentation lias been ii*jad; to
John Bastian,' who for,the,past
three years has been employed nt
the Michel,,t'ollieries, #. C, as a
firebdss for .eightee'^ months and
the latter part, as .pit,.boss,, Hi.
BaHtian was mads,tho recipient of a
fine gold i'ingi com'bined with, the
masonic badge set With dlanjomlfl,
and with a set of cut glasses (water,
set) for Mrs. Bnptiiin., .Owing to
Mr. bastian leaving, unexpectedly
the presents had to be forwarded on
to him, for Which he returns his
best wishes and thanks to all Whq
so willingly subscribed towards the
presentation, He huts been appointed mine manager at the Canada West Coal Company, tnber,
Alberta,
TO   OUR   CUSTOMERS
Prlritfctl matter ia. ahi"l\v labor/ Mot
men-haiulkv It in panl for in -waj*f's in
advance of ita completion by the printer,
The element ol finfe in it« production lies
in the tact, that it is until'** lor any other
pernon than tlio-* lor <*,)inm It In prlmar
Ily   Intended.   Kor    '.hone   rCosram   n
firompt settlement ol all l-illi, as noon an
ob is delivered, ia a consistent request
which .your, spirit of fairness, will -concede
tt a demand worthy of our insistence.
Why, Mary I
I "Now, remember, Mary," tiie teacher
said Just before the school exercises,
" if you forget some of the words when
you are singing your song, don't stop.
Keep right on. 8ay ' Tum-tum-tummy
turn' or something like that, and the
words will come back to you, and nobody will know the difference, Now
don't forget."
On exhibition day, little Mary (what's
in a name?) edified her audience with
Something like this:
' 'And she wears a wreath of rosea
Around her tummy-tum-tum."
Mr. Casey's Inspiration
The women of the church in a suburb
in Chicago were soliciting money to pay
for redecorating their house of worship.
They were told, diplomatically, that if
they would call on Casey, who kept the
leading saloon in the village, they might
get a good donation. They called. Casey
met them genially, listened to what they
had to aay, and promptly Subscribed five
hundred dollars. This Was SO much
more than the solicitors had hoped for
that they were much flustered and could
do nothing bdt slattnier theii* thanks,
finally one of them rounded W and said:
" Why, Mr. Casey, this is most generous
of yob. It will allow lis togSt What
we want .Very, iMn-i, fine, statniid-
giass window."
Casey thought lhat would lie the right
thitdg to do.
"Ahd Mf. Casey," aaid the Spokea-
wouian, "in view of IhiB magnificent
donation, isn't there something you
would like to put on the window, some
sentimtjnt or sonic remembrance, or
something bi thfe' kind?"
"Well," aaid Casey, "I think it would
luk foine to have on th' glass, b'e'ehune
th' two parts avit, Innateletthbrs, some-
thin' loike this: 'Aith'e'r Mesa Visit
Casfey's,' "
Nowadays the one good reason for the
effectual character of newspaper, adver-
Using ia the fact that when people want
to see an advertisement they go to a newa-
paper to firid it. it they want to buy an
article they don't wait for aomfcone to
send them a circular about it. They
ddn't go among the vacant )ots aiid gaze
at the billboards. They look through
the columns ol the newspapers, In the
hope of firidmg' some information about
what thfey want and with the hope of
determining the best place to go to buy.
—Oaminoque Reporter.
W^ Vvill send this, paper to any
address in tiie wdtld iio'r two dollars
Let us Send a papef. Home for you
eVery week. It. wiu save you feting 11 letter, and will tell theni wte
of thingi }ou'U forget to mention
when "yoti do wtite!
A fishing party frotri Fernie came
in on Saturday night, cdnsisting of
C. fihephs^d, il F.^p'aidin^; & G.
Lockhatt, HI Oles^n and W, Forsythe: They went up the Eli on
Sunday, but the wind was too strong
and th&t luck was only the average.
In the Bftck racti on jjtonday . be^
twecn C. Fuchs and tieo! Pushee,
from the Great Northern ^to the
Kootenay,, Hotel, Fuclis won out
and Pushee fell!
We notice a large number bf com-
niercial, num.,in, Wyn this week.
The sample rbon-sare kept crowded
andr evidently.% vvhplpsnile houses
have discovered where the trade is
beinij done.
.^/fhefe is a heav^.poniilty for allowing bulls at large, stnd someone
wjll g'it into trouble if, t^ie gen,tle-
n^*n cows promcnadlnt' the streets
here are not tied up.
The doctors throughout Cftnula are
fpijning a union, and tljero won't be any
open ahop about it either,
New, jyiichd ia.assuiriing niore and
mijre fevery day tlt.e jBapect of a city. The
lelophone wires were strung from Eata-
brook's livery and transfer offieS, tq connect witli, the Great Northern Hotel, and
Elk Valley Brewery.
.The f«r-uers' baseball warn has not
materialized under the management of
Bob Moore.
. -Ellas Hogers, president ot the C. !*. P.
Coal Co., was here this week.
the Coal Company have had a gSifg of
tpen ,at work, this week removing, the
scales from the C. I', II, tracks over .to
their own prupcrty, This makes conalil
erable chniig'-s In the ('. P 11. tracks.
The Michel baseball team played Elko.
ai Elko on Sunday. Ten inning were
played and Michel lost on nn error. Tht
score wns lO-H
Great Northern
HOTEL
NEW MICHEL, B. C.
EVERYTHING   FIRST-CLASS
CulalM UnaiiF-M-iMd
Bar Stook.-J with th. Flnatrt
''i ' 'i i'
Attan-fan-M Unaxoailait
McCool L Moore,   !!   Proprietor^
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HOTEL   KOOTINAV
Do
Ne* Michel, B. Ci
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HATfeS $2;DD A bAt
Everything ^irat-ClaSB nnd IJdthiirJrlabife
Nothing but white|labbr employed
'titiS Meets all tMAins
Proprietor*
■aaai -gjaaa^gg.  -
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tilK
ii
Pleasing:
M&hiifecturi3d from ,
Canadian Malt;    ,.,,
Bohemian liojis
and the how Famous
Crystal Spring Watei
Elk Valley Bowing Co., Limited
.■-.    ,.f    i      -  -.,.,- ■ ,e
Livfer^ Feed and Transfer
faij, b||-V1c6; five trips daily between the
; P: R. Stolioh aiid the Kootenay Hotel
7a[B; R|ilhd tflp...;..	
Single Fare..,.;.;.,,.:	
• QEO. FISHER, Proprietor
I
SLlCKbP
Get Yoilr Hirstite Appendage Clipped and Your
Whiskers PuBhedin at the Great Northcirh Tonsor-
ial Parlors—You're next.
P. M. MacLariders, Prop
Ei V; Holding Co0
Builders arid Contractors
Repairs and alterations promptly atterided to.
Estimates cheerfully given.        ■   i,  .* , i
New Michel
-,.. i'.a^Wi"il?ln gfe^»*£*s*r*-gS£gSMgfi!Jfc*
■*'■■■*i.. t*hm    ,i»ii.l
One of the Sights of ihe t^'-ii'n
Meat direct from iiar to colt] Btbrage
No handling,   No dirty railway platforms.
NM platit in running order.'    It is worth your while to
comt' in and see it:    Evbryone welcome.
ps BURNS & Co.
LIMITED
I    - , ;
LUMBER   YARD   wholf-salb and retail
All IwmIs of Lumber, MouldingH, utc.—Fimey  Windows,  Doors am)
Verandah Posts in Stock nnd to Order.
Fernie Lumber Co,; im.   j-i  Newm^i THE   REPORTER,   NEW   MICHEL,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA.
LIFE IN THE WEST INDIES
VISIT TO A SUGAR FACTORY  IN
JAMAICA.
Mills Work Night and Day For Two
Months to Keep Up With the Harvests—Negroes Do the Work and
Can Survive Terrific Heat — Two
Years' Work and Six Months'
Holiday  With  Handsome  Income.
I was lying in a hammock swinging from two posts on tlio verundau
oi un old-fashioned Janiuioan bungalow. Fronting me was a sugar mill,
a rambling, sweet-smelling clump oi
whitewashed stone builuings, peopled
by a great cloud of busy, coi.l-biuck
workers. The steady hum oi the
steam-driven machinery was smother-
ed on uccount of the distance by the
echoes of the shrill voices of tne negroes. Ox wagons, licavily-ladeu
. with new-cut canes, lumbered awkwardly up the little bill leading to
the factory, and unloaded their green
freights to the accompaniment of a
chorus of African music atid the
heavy noise of a dozen cracking whips.
Only the dull-eyed oxen, massive and
patient, were silent—everything else
—the creaking wagons, the shouting
drivers, the snapping whips, and the
shrill-voiced workers — contributed
-their quota to the great avalanche of
noise.
It was scarcely five o'clock, and the
Jamaican morning was keen, the air
crisp and pleasant; the sun had not
yet given us a taste of its tropical
strength.
Dew-mists smoked up to heaven;
birds came to life suddenly, and there
was light nnd life, and the laughter
■of a glorious dawn. Earth, sky, and
man thrilled with life. And I smoked tobacco and sipped coffee, realizing
■to its fullest extent the infinite glory
of a sun-kissed land.
To my left, gently ascending the
■ridge of low-lying hills, ucreH and
acres of cane—cane colored in the
purest tints of green—spread unbrok-
enly almost to the sky line. To the
right there were vast groves of banana trees half-hiding a hundred odd-
Bhaped white and brown negro huts.
The roads, winding hero and there
like yellow rivers, flashed dazzingly
as the sun grew stronger, and soon
one could make out the crowds of
black people hoeing newly-cleared
fields.
And I remembered the night before.
At midnight I had gone into the factory to see the crowd of workers
crushing the juice from the cane, and
laboring at fever heat to keep time
with the demands of harvest time.
For it ia customary during two
months of every year in Jamaica for
tbe sugar mills to work night and
day in order that all the crops may
be gathered and treated in due season. It iB the period of plenty for
the laborers; the time of anxiety for
tbe planter. I had seen tho great
furnaces fed with the fibre left by the
rollers after all the juice had been
crushed from the cane. I had seen a
negro, sweating but cheerful, fling
open the iron door of a furnace thirty
feet long, and stand in the scorching
centre of the white-hot breath of this
•terrestrial inferno, cheerfully adding
more fuel to the all-devouring flume.
The closing of the door of thin iron-
•cased fire had brought a shudder of
chilliness even in the soft warm tropical night. I had beard the roar of
'the machinery; the chatter of the
workers, the dull, agonized groaning*
of an endlesB carrying chain. It had
seemed to me that the simple sugar
cane went through a process of almost supernatural cleansing before it
became sugar, p.nd — that perfervid
essence of sugar—rum.
My host, the planter and owner of
all these fair lands, the sugar-maker
and distiller of rum, appeared at my
elbow. He Bat b"side me and talked,
and his great mastiff, the pride of the
island, curled at his feet and blinked
knowingly at the sugar bowl.
i "Good morning, eh? Look at that
wretched lizard stalking a fly already.
Did good work last night — crushed
forty tons. Let's bave a gallop and
then a swim in the old reservoir.   A
filanter's punch—then we'll have a
ook in at the old factory, and see
that all those scoundrels are working
—and breakfast, t Mountain mullet
and a grilled chicken. How'll that
•do. eh? Sam, bring the horses."
We rode down the hid, and t**e cool
air of the morning filled us with the
joy of living. We galloped down a
moist, swampy field, and then along
■a hard, white road. The day insects began their matin song, nnd
we jumped from our horses at the
edge of a crystal pool. Tho plunge
suggested to one the joy of conscious
rejuvenation; the planter's punch,
tr.ken after a good rub down, resembled ambrosia. At a gentle amble we
reached the factory und\ found all
the "scoundrels" well and truly engaged in their strenuous efforts towards industry, and we climbed the
little incline nnd breakfasted in the
verandah. Mountain mullet and
chicken and other things—ye pods,
what food! The sun had risen high
above our heads, the noise of the factory was swallowed by the music of
the day, the world wns filled with
voluptuous indolence of perfect contentment.
"You live well here?" I aaid.
"Yes," replied mine host. "It is a
good life for a happy-go-lucky sort of
chap. Two years here, and then six
months in tho old country; and on
an average $15,000 or $20,000 a year
to spend. We have our times of bard
work, though. This is my busy season. I must go over tbe factory again
Boon.   Smoke your tobacco and  tell
me about London.   Seen T lately.
. . . Poor beggar. Doing well,
though. . . . Younger than I nm,
but bald; bald as a badger, and thin
as a heathen, opium-eating Chineo.
Ah, this is the life."
And they say that Jamaica ia worn
out!—J.H., in Standard of Empire.
Scotland Yard.
Scotland Yard ia so-called becauBe
it iB said to be built on a site occupied in former times by Scottish Ambassadors to Englnnd. The headquarters of the Criminal Investigation Department are now at New Scotland
Yard, by the way.
GLASS HALL UNDER LAKE.
Whitaker Wright's Fine Estate
Bought by Lord Pirrie.
Lea Park, the magnificent estate of
2,800 acres, on which the late Mr.
Whitaker Wright lived at Witley,
Surrey, has been brought by Lord
Pirrie, the well-known shipbuilder.
The sale includes 1,500 acres of land
adjoining' the property of the Earl of
Derby.
The price paid by Lord Pirrie ia
not known, but when the estate came
under the hammer in the summer of
1904 the bidding had reached $725,-
000. The auctioneer had suggested
an opening bid of $1,000,000.
The purchase recalls the tragic
death of Mr. Wright, the financier,
who committed suicide at the Old
Bailey in January, 1904, immediately
on being sentenced to penal servitude
for seven years for iBsuing false balance sheets in connection with the
London and Globe Finance Corporation.
In the planning of Witley Court,
by which name it will now be known,
Mr. Wright set out to construct a
home for himself unsurpassable in
magnificence. At the time of his death'
he had spent no less than $3,500,000
upon it. '
The estate extends from the village
of Witley to the famous Hindhead
Punch Bowl and Gibbet Hill. It
formed a portion of Queen Elizabeth's
Hindhead deer forest, and commands
magnificent views over a glorious expanse of open country,' including
Blackdown and Hindhead and the
beautifully-wooded downs of Surrey
and Sussex.
The mansion was built of stone in
early English style, with half-timbered work, nnd in the laying-out of the
grounds the great financier had hills
removed or lakes formed, according
to his caprice. The finest statuary
and other ornamentations that money
could buy were brought from the
continent.
Around the park is a wall of
dressed stone, four miles long, which
cost the financier $185,000, and there
are five stone lodges, which cost $10.-
000 each. Among other remarkable
features is a large hull constructed
of glass under one of the lakes.
It is understood that Lord Pirrie
proposes to develop the estate on the
original lines, and that he intends
to reside there. Work has already
been begun there.
' Afghan Risings.
There has lately been a recrudescence of activity on the part of the
armed gangs who infest the Afghan
border, and more than one sanguinary encounter is reported. Mail news
with regard to a flght in Kohat district between a band of Khostwals
and a small party of Border police,
under a native officer, indicates that
the latter behaved with- great bravery,
attacking a greatly superior force,
and routing them with a loss of eleven
killed. The raiders fought to their
last cartridge. Less satisfactory was
the result of an encounter between a
detachment of troops and the party
of deserters from the Zhob Levy, cf
whom Jamadar Gul Beram ia the
head. These men, seventeen in number, went off with twenty ponies, as
many Martini carbines, and 8,000
rounds of ammunition, and at once
fell to raiding. They displayed great
ierocity, in one case putting to death
three men, against whom the leader
is believed to have had a grudge.
Gul Beram seems to have secured
credence for the useful fiction that
he bears a charmed life. There ia a
legend that ou his once being taken
out, by order of the Amir of Afghanistan, to lie shot, the bullets as they
struck him turned off harmlessly,
and were converted into silver rupees.
The party sent in pursuit of the band
consisted of some of the 15t'h Lancers
and Zhob Levy cavalry, under Captains Loring and Pickford and Lieutenant Gwatkin. They were ambushed
in a narrow defile, and the lieutenant
was shot dead. One of the raiders
was killed, and another captured, but
in a heavy snow storm which came
on the rest escaped into Afghan territory.
Electrifying an   Elephant.
A very curious accident occurred in
Mysore, India, recently.
A palace elephant mahout, seated
on a huge tusker, happened to pass
under the main-line wires conveying
current from the power-station.
Thinking he would test the truth of
anyone IHng killed if the wire were
touched, he was foolish enough to
place his hand on the wire.
The effect waa disastrous. Both
mahout and elephant were knocked;
down instantly, and lay insensible.
The elephant, after a short while,
got up, and rushed about in a dazed
manner, wrecking carriages, posts,
etc., in its mad career. After a most'
exciting chase, the semi-electrocuted,
elephant was captured by means of'
two other elephants.—Madras Mail.
Nests That Weigh Tons.
The Australian bush turkeys li*re:
in colonies, and construct pyramidal
nests so huge that to move them re-1
quires the services of six or seven I
strong men. The material of a single
nest lias been found to weigh up-'
wards of five tons. The jungle fowl
of the same continent have nesta
reaching on an average 15 feet high,
with a circumference, soinetimes, ol
150 feel. The nests are erected in secluded sheltered spots and, as in tbe
case of the small neses of birds, they
are skilfully interwoven with leaves,
grass, and twigs, and such other suitable material as the fowl may be able
to procure.
"Like Father,  Like Son."
Lord Lyveden is an ardent peerage
reformer, und tells in this connection
a good story, of tbe authenticity of
which he pledges himself.
A famous statesman of the nineteenth century was called upon to
visit his son in prison.- He bitterly
reproached him, remarking:
"Here am I, having worked my way
up from a middle-class home to a
great position, and when I die you
will be the greatest blackguard in the
peerage"
The son listened quietly, and then
replied with terrible irony, "Yes—
when vou die."
SUNLIGHT
HALF THE TOIL
of household work Is taken
away when Sunlight Seep Is
brought Into the hone.
For thoroughly cleansing
floors, metal-work, walls
and woodwork, Sunlight
Is the most economical both
In tine aud money. .,',
Oheyine Orders
Mr. Peek (making conversation)—
It's rainiitr hard, my dear.
Mrs. "eek (discouraging it)—Well,
let, it rain.
Mr. Peek—Certainly, Henrietta—
that's really just what I intended to
do.—Cleveland Leader.
Hot Weather Months
Kill Little Children
If you want to keep your children
rosy, healthy and full of life during
the bot weather months give them an
occasional dose of Baby's Own Tablets.
This medicine ^ prevents deadlv summer complaints by cleansing the stomach and bowels; or it cures the trouble promptly if it comes on unexpectedly.
The mother who keeps this medicine on hand may feel as safe as if
she had n doctor in the home. Mrs.
C. C. Roe, Georgetown, Ont., says:—
"I can heartily recommend Baby's
Own Tablets as a great heln to baby
during the hot summer months. I have
used them for summer troubles and
am much pleased with the result."
Sold by medicine dealers or by mail nt
25 cents a box from The Dr. Williams'
Medicine Co., Brockville, Ont.
Doctor—You must let the baby have
one cow's milk to drink every day.
Young Mother—Very well, if you say
so, doctor, but I really don't see how
he is going to hold it all.
He—Let's go to the ball game today.   I have engnged a box.
She—Ob, how lovely! The pitcher's
box?      -
Dentist—Will you have gas?
Farmer Oats—Gas? We don't know
much about gas down our way. I
think you'd better give me coal oil.
Waiter, I find I have just enough
money to pay for dinner, but nothing
left with which to tip you."
"Let me add up the check again,
sir."
THE HIPPOPOTAMUS.
How the Animal Is Captured Alive In
the Sudan.
Tbere Is a vast difference between
I lie hunter who kills for pleasure and
Ihe hunter whose business II la to cap-
lure his quarry alive. How live hippopotamuses are secured ia particularly
Interesting. Two methods are resorted to.
Tbe so called bawatl. or water hunters, of the Sudan, all of whom ure ex-
i-eileut nnd daring swimmers, harpoon
i heir victims at the noon hour, wben
I hey nre sunk In deep slumber. Then
they pull them to tbe Bank by means
nf a curd attached to the harpoon und
there make tbem fast The .burners
use fur tbls a special kind of harpoon,
made In sucb a way tbat It dues not
make a deep wound. Fully three-
quarters of the hippopotamuses ex.
tilblted In Europe have been euptured
lu this way.
Hippopotamus hunts are nlso eon-
ducted on land. Tbere advantage Is
taken nf tbe fact that tbe fetuale hip-
lio-mtumUH makes ber young walk In
front of her. The reason for this la
that the beast, being well protected in
the rear hy Its abnormally thick akin,
prefers lo have Its offspring In front,
where It can guard them better against
danger. Hut In spite nf Its affection
for Its children the mother hippo has
no particular desire to meet danger
when It comes. So the hunters dig
large pits In the forest, cover tbem
over mill! tbey nre fully concealed and
then lie In wait near by. Presently a
female hippopotamus cornea aloug
with her child trotting before her
Suddenly, without warning, the young
one disappears before Its mother's
eyes. Tills Is too much for the old animal. She dashes nway. leaving the
Utile one nt the mercy of Its enemies.
-Wide World Magazine.
One of Edison's Jokes,
Bdlsou wns always a great Joke player. Those ones he seemed to enjoy
most were like tbe one he worked on
one of tbe laziest operators in the office where he was once employed. One
night, wben this fellow thought bis
day's work wss over and was getting
ready to go home, Edison slipped
around to the office switchboard, mnde
a connection with the lazy fellow's
telegraph key, called him down to the
tnble nnd, supplied with an old newspaper, proceeded to send Mr. Lazy a
long lot of presumably Associated
Press stuff from New~York. Edison
was a lightning sender (as well as receiver) from almost tbe beginning of
his enreer, nnd the wny he mnde tbat
fellow work for two solid hours was a
Joy. After wearing, him completely
out, making him receive and copy the
equivalent of about three or four
newspaper columns, Edison suddenly
enme from behind the switchboard, exposed the Joke to the poor fellow and
wound up by pelting him on the sose
with the newspaper he had been sending from.—Pearson's,
CIRCUS PERFORMERS.
I was cured of Bronchitis and Asthma by MINARD'S LINIMENT.
MRS. A. LIVINGSTONE.
Lot 5, P. E. I.
I was cured of a severe attack of
Rheumatism   by   MINARD'S   LINIMENT.
Mnhone Bay. JOHN MADER
I was cured of a severely Bprained
leg by MINARD'S LINIMENT.
JOSHUA A. WYNACHT.
Bridgewater.
The reason a woman knows the children could catch the measles when
there isn't any around is that they
caught the chickenpox when it was
next door.
Worms cause fretfulnesa and rob the
infant of sleep, the great nourisher.
Mother Graves' Worm Exterminator
will clear the stomach and intestines
and restore healthfulness.
A girl's idea of loyalty to her friend
is bow liarS she can deny Bhe ever
talked about her.
Minard's   Liniment,   Lumberman's
Friend.
People who can do useful things are
always considered by those who can't
to have very little intellect.
Wilson's Fly Pnds, the best of all
fly killers, kill both the flies and the
disease germa.
An easy thing for a widow to guess
is she couldn't bave much worse luck
the second time.
No surgical operation is necessary
in removing corns if Holloway's Corn
Cure be used.
'Tls Sweet to Quarrel
"The uses of adversity
Are sweet," which makes it handy
For a girl, when things go wrong to
get
Consoled by a box ot candy.
"If tbere is anything a Trust hates
to do," snid Mr. Dust-in Stax, "it is to
break a law." "I understand," answered Senator Sorghum, "thnt is why
you have so often tried to have the
law mnde to suit you in the first
place."—Washington Star.
The Bosb—Well, Bridget, do you
want to lenve or stay? The Cook—
Don't thry to bosB me. Faith, I
dunno. If yer. wnnt me to shtay, I'll
leave, an' if yea want me to leave, I'll
shtay 1—Cleveland Leader.
No man can be happy unless he can
forget.
W. N. U., No. 747
The Real  Dangers With Which They
Aro Conoerned.
The Individual point of view of the
circus performer toward bis work la
full of surprises. Rarely if ever Is he
worried over the things that the audience Imagines make him uneasy and
never about bis own equipment of
nerve, muscle and Judgment
The bareback rider worries nbout
hla horse, for the slightest deviation
from the animal's customary course
nnd gait ruins a harmony between
Inline and rider, upon which depends
I lie success nnd even the life of the
performer. The man on the trapeze
Is not at nil disturbed nt being so high
up In Ihe air. The higher up be la the
more security he feels tbnt In case nf
accident he will hnve time enough In/
atlnctlvely to twist his body Into the
right position for falling Into the net.
Whnt worries him most Is the fear of
some unsuspected weakness in his apparatus.
The animal trainer is more nfrnld of
nn accidental scratch from a good na-
tured but blood poisoning claw than of
nny actual conflict with an angry animal. More than that he has a real affection for his animals and dislikes tbe
stern necessity of punishing tbem. The
very clown Is not so much pleased by
the laughter of his audience as disturbed by the thought that it quite
fails to appreciate the time and core
he has expended In working out the
details of hla humorous contribution.—
Ralph Bergengren in Atlantic.
Not Even tho First Step.
Mr. Morse, having bought a new bicycle of the most Improved pattern,
presented bis old one to Dennis Hallo-
ran, wbo did errands aud odd Jobs for
the neighborhood. "You'll find the
wheel useful when you're In a hurry,
Dentils," he said.
The young Irishman was loud In his
thanks, but regarded the wheel doubtfully.
"I mistrust 'twill be a long while
befonr 1 can ride It." be said.
"Why. have you ever tried?" asked
Mr. Morse.
"I have." said Dennis gloomily. "A
frl'nd lint me the lonu o' his whiles he
was having the miionips. 'Twos free
weeks I had It, an' what wld practicing night nn' morning I nlver got so I
eould balance mesllf standing still, let
alone riding on it."—Youth's Companion,
Backward.
The Doctor-Well, what's the trouble?
Tbe Poet-Rheumatics.
The Doctor-Whnt's the cnuse?
The Poet-Attic rooms.-Brownlng's
Magazine.
Chance for Fame
A dentist might do something grand
And win a name sublime,
If some day he'd get busy and
Extract the tooth of time.
He—Funny how you women will go
to the matinee and cry over sorrows
thnt don't concern you.
She—Strange how you' men will go
to the ball game and get furious over
decisions that don't hurt you in the
least.
Sense of Art
Homeboye—I've read somewhere
that the Chinese will not allow their
women to be photographed.
Globetrot—Shows their sense of nrt,
my boy. I've been there, and seen
some of 'em I
What is said to be the first plate,
glass switchboard ever built has been
installed in a new high school in San
Jose, Cn. It accommodates forty-five
switches and two meters.
He—Words fail me when I try to tell
you how much I love you.
She—I've got a book on "How to
Propose," if that will help.
Couldn't Resist.
"Whnt broke up the suffragette parade?"
"A department store hung out a sign
announcing $2 Bilks at $1.09."—Birmingham Age-Herald.
Too Touohy.
The vegetables he'd'ordered up for dinner
His wife had used to decorate tier hat.
Now, wasn't he a gruff: and grouchy sinner
To growl about a little thing like thatt
Full.
"How much fuel do you compute wo
shall need on our motor trip?"
"Well, suppose we sny two gallons
of gasoline and tbree gallons of
Sootcb."-Ourlni»
Owing to tha steadily incraaalna
ooit of fine Ceylon teas auoh aaaro
■did to the publlo under tha brand
"SALADA"
It hat been found necessary to advance the prices of these tea* to tha
grocer. Consequently the consumers
will have to pay a correspondingly Increased price, but undoubtedly they
will be willing to do this In order lo get
tha finest tea tha world produces.
PSOR
BINE
•will reduce intlimad, swollen -lotod,
Bruiooa, Soil Buachei. Curo Sails, Fit*
tali or sny onhjalihy ion oulcktrt
pleMonltooaot does not  blInter
tinder bondage* or remove the Iittr,
snd jrou c*q work the hone, tfi per
^»*'•*.»■». deftlen or dallfwed.
>rse Book 7 O free.
ABSORBINE, JR , for menklnd,
•1.00 per bottle. Hedaeee Verlcois
_ v,Velne,    Vsrloooels,      Hydrocule.
.^stf Goitre,  Wtni, Btralm,    Brnleee,
■-■•'•tope *»nln snd  lbfletnnetlon
W. f YOUND, F.D.f..  li; Vtmile It. Springfield. Well.
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llio loraiihed by Mirtin lolt A W*Mt Co., WiMi«n;
The National Oral I Chemical Co., Winniati aid Caliatv;
lid Headaraai Braa. Ce. Ltd., Vaacauvor.
as
.Likewise Mistaken.
A small boy was Ashing on Sunday
morning. He had a basket of fish
alongside of him. A clergyman happened to see bim and, going over to
where be was busily watching the bob,
suld:
"You naughty, cruel boyl Don't you
know tbat It Is a sin to flsb on the
Sabbath? Besides the Bin, think of
tbe cruelty of it—taking the poor little
worm out of tbe ground and sticking
that nasty sharp hook through its
body."
"That ain't no worm. That's an artificial fly!" answered the boy,
"Ah, 1 was mistaken," said the
preacher."
"So were these fish," said the boy,
picking up the basket and showing
tbem to the clergyman.—New York
Sun.
After Hours-
Some yenrs ngo on a day set npnrt
for humiliation and prayer a manufacturer offered to pay bis workmen
tbelr wages on condition thnt tbey attended church. To this they readily
agreed.
Shortly before evening service one
of tbe employees called at his employer's residence nnd told the servnnt ho
wished "to see the malster."
"Now, Jack, whnt do you want?"
"Well, sor, me and ma myets hev
been making the thing over, nnd we'd
like to knne If we gan to church the
nect do we get owertlme for't?"—London Spare Moments.
Her Mind Easy.
"T henr you nre going to Australia
with your husband, Kitty," said tbe
mistress. "Aren't you nervous nbout
the long voyage?"
"Well, ma'am." said Kitty calmly,
"that's bis lookout. I belong to him
now, nnd If nnytbing happens to tne
It'll be his loss, not mine."—London
Mail.        	
Quick Wit.
Mrs. Shnrpe—So you told Mr. Jones
you wished yon were single once more,
did you? Shnrp (with quick wit)—
Only tbnt I might hnve the hnpplness
of mnrrying you over ngaln, darling.—
Boston Transcript
Step by step one goes very far.-
Frencb Proverb.
I CAN SELL IT FOR YOU
Send Fall Description of yonr Farm, Whether Improved or Wild Land
I have cuatomero from all over the East and from the United States wlohini
to buy from 160 up to 10,000 Acres of Ranch, Mixed Farming and Wheat
Lands.
Bend full particulars, lowest price and termi
WILLIAM A. LOWRY,
Leading Farm Land, Agent
807 FIRST STREET EA8T CALGARY,  ALBERTA
Bee the Miniature Farm In my Office during Provincial Fair
•flJI1   Bl  hf^V   U A M|"| has many victims, but teamsters
I fit   DLHvil   ilMPIW and horse owners especially suffer from  its annoyance.    Look
at the above cut und notice how
black the front of the hand is,
and  how the finger nails  and
joints on the back are ingrained
with    blnckness    "that    won't
come off."
J   HARNESS LIFE    is guaranteed not to blacken the hands
either when using or afterwords.
It will go through the hardest
leather  and  make  it soft and
pliable; it leaves    n   perfectly
black surface which is not sticky or greasy; harness need not
be washed ns " HARNESS   LIFE " outs all the dirt off.  $2.00 per Gallon.
If your storekeeper Hoes pr.   keel   it  write   Sales  Manager,
THE CARBON OIL WORKS, LIMITED "ffiTO'
SHOE POLISH
Stays Shined. Dust won't dull it. Rain won't
spot it. Dampproof and waterproof. Keeps out
moisture. Softens and preserves the leather.
Just put it on, rub two or three times with a
brush or cloth
and a brilliant . ^      ...
and lasting /y^^Vfc^ttV 10c'
shine results. //S^SSWfSBfcA and
No substi. linfsJiOt-l IKushTIII 25c
tutes even
half as good.
-..,„..... a]i THE   REPORTER,   NEW   MICHEL;   BRITISH   COLUMBIA.
tbat you Are movlnf out Moving tn «
one of the discoloring "to-comea"
against which our preacher warns you.
Let each) hour and day take care of
itself, and the weeks of readjustment
and toil will look r*p themselves in
tbe order appointed. «
One frequent cause or atacomfort and
subsequent illness attendant upon moving-time Is tho too common practice of
living from hand-to-mouth for days together.   No regular meats are cooked
or served.   The delicatessen shops and
bakeries supply food that mother and
maids are too busy to get ready.   Set^.
your face like a benignant (tint against
this violence of health laws.   Now, If
ever, you and your helpers need nourishing,  quiet  meals,   eaten   at  stated
times and as leisurely as If the abhorrent business of removal were not-liter-
ally as 1»guratlvely-on the carpet. Talk
of other matters while at table.  If, at
the bitterest end of  the  ordeal, you
cannot contrive a table, use a packing
case in lieu thereof.    Sea that a real
tablecloth Is reserved  to give a sequence of decency and order to the ceremony of a family  meal.   Picnics era
well enough in their way, but at th*
crisis, body and mind should have support and the domestic routine be maintained. .      *.    A A
"In the suds," Is an expression handed
down from a day when the housemother
——--                                           hent her own back and plunged her
,,-               -        -        ss              arms up to her elbowi In Monday's
3S«^rt/V ~^V» CoTS**     washtubs.  It has come to mean much
JC&/S& sS)fes*A t?tf ''          mo« to us, namely, a state of slatternly
SCCSSjT sS.J<&^/t CGC^              dliorganizaUon and  discomfort Incompatible with self-respect and orderliness
of mind and actio*
Keep out of tho -*■*.»- In moving time.
1   •
tf/*% TOU have a dlsa frees V* 9***
► \ to do at 12 o'clock. Do not
1 blacken 9 and 10 and 11, and
"*" all In between, with the
color of 12. Do the work of each
reap your reward in peace. • • • The
best preparation Is the present well seen
to—the last duty done."
Thus says George Macdonald, the
apostle of the present, whom ^common-
place people heard gladly.
I borrow the bit of practical, "com-
monsenslble" wisdom as the starting
point of our chat upon the crucial period
ef springtime to the housemother who
must migrate to other quarters jurt
when the birds hove come back for the
aummer and are chirping—it may be
merrily, perchance peevishly—over neBt-
bullclliig. Blessed among women Is sh-s
to whom the vernal breezeB bring no
■Inking of heart In the anticipation of
the ordeal the old adage declares to be
equal In distress and destructtveneas to
three Ares. Those who own the homes
In which they live, or who are settled
for a term of years in leased lodgings
made so pleasant by long residence that
one forgets they are not one's very own
possession, may enjoy the opening of
the bud nnd blossom season. Their less
fortunate neighbor, who has known ever
since Christmas that April or May will
be written "exodus" In her calendar, Ib
the parishioner in George Macdonald's
world-wide parish to whom I address
motherly counsel.
EVERY COKNEK, AND CREVICE
Tou may be about to exchange a
rented flat for what my wee granddaughter describes as "a real, whole
house of your own." Or improved
financial status may Justify you In
transferring family and furniture to
more commodious quarters than those
you now occupy. Nevertheless, the Idea
of the process Is an abiding shadow.
Tou think of It at your first awakening
In the spring morning that comes so
much sooner daily as to curtail the few
hours of sleep that is haunted by foreboding and forecasting of ways and
means of work thnt must be done and
worries that may not be avoided.
Turn back to Bnlnted George's simple
counsel and write It upon the tablet of
your heart. Then begin In good tlmo to
"tackle" singly the inevitable disagreeables. Get ahead of the task Instend of
letting It drive you. Begin operations
at the top of the houBe, If you hnve an
attic, if not, commence with tho closets
and corners and cuddles thut stand for
the garret of better-lodged folk. Get
together all the unmistakable rubbish.
NO  TIME  FOR SENTIMENT
Despite your best efforts and yearly
clearances of whatever may be catalogued as "trash," you will bu surprised
and shamed at the result of explorations Into the aforesaid corners. Letters
that you ought to have torn across and
consigned to the waste basket as soon
as they were read; Christmas, visiting
and postcards there was even less excuse
for keeping; backless books and back
numbers of magazines you should hnve
passed on to me, or to some other circulating medium, months ago; tattered
music, and the miscellaneous mass nf'
trifles that onee seemed too good fo
throw away and which you confess
loathlngly were always too worthless to
keep over night, prominent among ihem
being broken china you meant to have
mended, and children's toys you "just
couldn't bear to" toss Into the scavenger's cart, the while you recognised
the absurdity of putting them away—I
need not prolong the Hat. We "have til
of us been thera"! Leave the obvious
lesson thoy teach for another day's consideration and make short wot': in
righteousness of the uncomely debi's.
While you are about it, think of i.oih-
tng else.
Of course, there may be worae to
come, but do not blacken the pretient
tribulation with the color of tomorrow.
And don't sentimentalise over the rubbish. The "loan exhibitions" of today
might be less crowded with hoards nobody cares to look at except the lenders
thereof. If our foremothers had been less
romantic in their attachments to fractured china and drtsd flowers, samplers
and rice-paper pictures worn in the
back of the watches of Strephon and
Corydon. Let us have an eye to possible embarrassments on the part of our
great-granddaughters and sternly resist
similar temptations. Cremation Is (or
ought to be) "the destined end and
way" of perishables that have no intrinsic value.
DECENTLY AND IN ORDER
Having cleared decks for the real business of moving, fall to work upon china
and glass, reserving JuEt enough to enable you to carry on the dally living
that must go forward in the few il&ys
intervening before the actual flitting.
. For many years It was my wont to put
this delicate bit of work Into the hands
of the "pro.'esslon" In our transits from
town to country and vice versa. After
watching the methods of the men who
were sent from china shops for the
purpose, and keeping a close account of
breakages, I came to the conclusion
that I could handle my fragile properties ns well as they do, and If glass
and porcelain were to be wrecked, preferred to do It myself. For the past
decade nobody, save a careful handmaiden working under and with me
and I myself, has packed crockery,
china and  cut  glasa.    And I  record,
more thankfully than boastfully, that
thus far not one piece has come to
grief during this period.
First, we have six, eight or ten barrels, bought for a small sum from the
grocer. Next, we lay In a large quantity of newspapers, having begun to
save them for weeks beforehand. For
very fine and thin ware we have tissue
paper for the inner wrapper, inclosing It
with the newspaper, rubbed soft between the hands. Plenty of paper Is
used upon each article. All that belongs
to each set of china or glass Is put Into
one barrel, which Is then carefully
marked. If more than one barrel Is required for the set, the second barret Is
marked In like manner. This saves time
and confusion in unpacking and resettling the contents. A thick layer of
excelsior Is put into the bottom of the
barrel and lines the sides. The same '
goes between the layers1 of paper-enveloped pieces. If one bit of "fragile"
touches another, breakage Is Inevitable.
Cushion all thickly and pack closely.
Fit a cover on the barrel, that the contents may not work loose In the transit.
We pack our linens, blankets, etc.
next in order. Old packing trunks are
used here when we can spare them. If
not, wo buy drygoods boxes for linens
and for books. These last are laid close
together In the cases. Several thicknesses of papers line  the  cases,  and
'^ai^oeA SS /iteryioea'."
each bound book Is wrapped with paper
to avoid abrasion.
Books are uncanny things to pack.
One might fancy that they disdain intimate association with others of their
kind. The sharp edges of the bindings
have a trick of punching the backs of
one's handsomest volumes, and the
sides rub crossly into those of their*
neighbors, bruising and scratching them
unless the strata are separated by a
double fold of paper. Here, again, put
each family of books together, and mark
the box with a list of contents. ^Sheets
and pillow cases, napkins and tablecloths, blankets and coverlets hunt in
couples, and need stouter cases than
china. Books are even heavier. If they
are to be transported to another town
or to the country, the cases should be
banded with Iron or wooden hoops.
Do not try to crate furniture with
your own hands. Leave that to the
handy man of the family, or, falling
such a one, send for a regular workman In thot line. Old cloths, carpets
and rugs may be utilized in this work
to protect line furniture from rubbing
and from dUBt.
Throughout the task "keep a quiet
mind." And do one thing at a time.
Hold the thoughts steadily to the idea
dt&%m> ffaifa**!
Good Table Manneis
DO TOU remember that hero of
Charles Dudley Warner who fell
hi love with hit, wife because
Bhe ate so daintily? If most of our love
affairs depended on our good table manners. It is to be feared that this would
be a rather loveless old earth.
It Is surprising how few of us eat
absolutely nicely. This does not refer
by any means exclusively to those who
have not had the advantage of early
training. Men, and even women, who,
by their birth and breeding, should have
good table manners are not above reproach in this respect
Of course, we may not Indulge In such
glaring faults as Jugglery with one's
knife, talking with a full mouth,
drinking with a spoon In the cup or
eating with painful audlbleness. But
how many of us, for instance, eat our
bread only after breaking Into small
bits? Do we all remember to dip our
soupspoons away from, rather tlittu
toward ub. Do we duck our heads to
get that soup, instead of lifting th*
spoon to our mouths?
This latter breach of table niceties Is
something of a temptation, It must be
confessed, If one Is large of body, shaky
uf bund and v/lih u nnu reguru fur clean
miIh fronts or uiuu.su, which the rigid
rules prescribed forbid covering with k\ir
expanse of tucked-in napkin.
Perhaps some one may say, "Finikin
nuu-a-jiiai-, ail mis talk un table etiquette.
it Is what a man is that counts, nut externals."
Unfortunately, except to one's nearest
and d-.an at, what one is may be su ot>«
soured by what une dues us to go practically unruveuled. A big heart or a
profound brain may be admired, but
Bomehow with most of us it Is the grating llltlo unplcusuntnesBes of conversation or manner of those kind, brai&y
men and women thi' tiake the deepen i.
linprvsfiion,
Tuo grent stress cu.,m.t be lu.d upon a
thorough training In table niceties. If
we do not wunt some une to have occasion to wince at the offensive ways of
eating of our children, as we have often
winced at others, we should begin almost from the cradle to Instil tbe prlnd-
vies of dainty table manners.
THE   HOUSEMOTHERS'   EXCHANGE
NOTABLE smoni the many good
things we hav* corn-Filed into a
Marlon Herland scrapboolc are
"John's Wife's" doughnuts—"tha
best that grow"—and your own French tapioca cuBtard.
"A. S„" of Chicago, writes of hard aoap.
It la Identical with tho s,ap "we" make,
and which "Emma's" mother made before
her. It saponilles to the bottom, and requires no other stirring after It has been
faithfully beaten up when the Ingredients
are mixed. It Is excellent for wishes and
for scrubbing, but not for clothes, ns the
lye mnkes it quite Etro-.p. V u and "A.
S." say that age Improv-.* It. Our rule is
that It may be used when the lye rlsci to
the surface In feathery flakes.
"Mrs. J. G. M." asks why eggs packed
In water glass (sodium silicate) rise to the
top. The specific gravity of the llould is
greater than that of the egg. and soda silicate la auite dense. Add more wnter and
tho eggs will sink. The proportions generally used are ono to ten; thnt Ib, one of
■oda silicate to ten parts of water.
Now for one of "our" rrctpes thnt Is extremely good. If the roquenta for copies
from those who have once eaten cake made
by It are a criterion:
Bread Cake.
Two eups of bread "sponge," two eggs,
two cups of sugar, one cup of lard, one
pound of raisins, one pound of currants,
one teaspoonful of cloves, one tenspoonful
of allspice, one teaspoonful of soda, dour
for a stiff dough.
Mix the Ingredients with the bread sponge
tn the order named, adding the soda last,
after sifting It twice with the flour.
In our estimation It li the equal of fruit
cake, and more digestible. The longer It It
kept the better It Is. It should be baked la
a slow oven.
Try It and report.
Accept our apologies for this long letter,
We simply could not. hold our peate In the
face of such a union of helpfulness ns the
Exchange has become; and we shall not be
offended If no notice Is taken of us.
"We"—although It is he who writes—are
a young couple.   "He" Is city born: "she"
is from the country, and well train**.. In domestic science, ns most country girls nre.
T. and E. M., your well-wishers and helpers
< Philadelphia).
Inclosed In this delicious letter Is this
postscript:
A Constant Reader asks for a cure for
jT.itid feet containing hydrochloric odd. I
so** ..to our M. H, serapbooK thut It was
■ent in by "H. 8. V." (Philadelphia).
■'.~-H;.tirocbloric acid, half ounce; soft
wuter. three and a half ounces    Wash or
bathe the parts affected with a soft cloth
or sponge. T. and E. M.
I have called*, this letter "delicious"
because it affects the mental and
moral palate as dainty food the physical. , The picture of perfect unity In
the domestic life of "John" and
"Emma" Is in Itself charming; nnd
worthy of imitation. Their eagerness
to lend a hand In a work the usefulness of which they appreciate Intelligently, and last, the business methods that Include, among other habits,
that of transferring to an Indexed
and dated scrapbook Items from
the Exchange that they foresee will
be of value to litem and to others In
future, merits our hearty and grateful praise.
It thrills me to the heart and spinal
column to think what a blessed calm
would possess the editorial soul nnd
what relief would come to hand and
head were thousands of other constituents to copy the glorious example of this wedded  pair.
Asks for Address
I see that "It. M.." Dayton, Ohio, Is raising canary birds. I should like to havo her
full address that I might write to her.
Mrs. M. S. A. (Athens, Oa,).
Will our Dayton correspondent kindly Inform me If I may comply with
the request herein set down?
"Heavenly Hash" at Its Best
I want to say a few words regarding
"heavenly hash," or "ambrosia," as it la
sometimes called, as it has been my stand- ,
by in dinner-giving, I have found it a
moat delightful final course to a dinner, a*
most peopla are not able to enjoy a heavy
dessert after a four or five course dinner.
"Heavenly hash" Is a combination of any
or all fruits, cut up together and allowed
to stand several hours In sugar. 1 have
tried all combinations and have found the
favorite to be the following: Pineapple
and bananas In equal proportion, and candied cherries. Buy the canned sliced pineapple, . cut in tmall places and boll in
Its own Juice, adding sugar and water to
make more syrup! Just before serving add
th* Sliced bnnanns nnd rnndled cherries.
The banana If opt to become discolored If
allowed to ninm! to long.
Every  one  relishes  this  greatly after a
heavy dinner, ns I can assure you from several years' experience In dinner-giving.
Of course. If this la the dessert, care must
be taken In planning the other courses not
to have a repetition, such aa a salad
course of fruit or grapefruit and candled
cherries for the first course.
Rocky Ford melons stuffed with "heavenly hash" form a delightful dainty during
the melon senson. Also "heavenly hash"
f rve I with sweet wafers or cake makes a
splendid dish for the afternoon or evening,
when a hostess wants "Just a little something," as it Is both "meat nnd drink."
The possibilities of this dish ate very great
with an Ingenious ti.isi.---s; it is sumetlmes
si rvi-il In the banana skins, or grated co-
connut or nuts may lie added, etc.
I hope you will pardon my lengthy discussion of this siii vt. but this liirh has
been such a success with me I could nut
refrain from letting others know about it.
I usually serve It in chnmpnrne glasses,
with four or five candled cherries in each
glass.
I have received mnny helpful suggestions
from your department, and It ha* only
born lately that 1 have been able to contribute my quota.
I).  D. T. (Kewana, 111.).
Had the "discussion" not been charming as well as "lengthy," It would have
been laid aside for other matter. But
the possibilities wrapped up lu heavenly
hash, as i.epleted by your facile pen,
are too alluring to be overlooked. As
"fruit cocktails." the combination of
grapefruit, or oranges, with bananas,
bits of pineapple und maraschino cherries, sweetened to taste, and with perhaps a teaspoonful of sherry In each
gloss, has long been a popular Introductory course at my own dinners. We
greatly prefer It to oyster cocktails, and
It la never out of season.
Desires Infortnation
My question may not be appropriate
for your Exchange, yet I put It.
I am a stranger in Los An-geles and a
reader of your paper. I know of no
more likely way uf obtaining the Information I need  than by applying to you
Is there a two-year hospital In Lot
Angeles or In the vicinity? If there Is,
will you kindlv  direct ma  to it?
I Inclose stamps and self-addressed
envelope   for   your   reply.
A.  X.   it-OS Angeles.  I'al.l.
And I In turn know of no better war
of getting the address than hy publishing the query just as you Hend It in. I
shall not lose an hour in sending the address to you by mull nfter 1 get It, As I
shall! 1 know my California constituents well enough to he able to promise
thnt confidently. 1 regret the unavoidable delny.
"The Vexed Question" Again
"The Vexed Question" Is again upon
the floor. (When Is it ever off?) Tho
present writep lias her subject well in
hand nnd handles it with good sense
and temper.
There Is a saying thnt if a man doosn'l
grumble, you may be iure that he is entis-
fled. The m-nie rule may he applied to
"help," or "girls." or "maids." There are
girls who growl and many who -don't. There
nre bnd maids nnd good mislreises. and vice
versa. Sn, I opine that you are not likely
to get much satisfaction rrom asking girls
to write of "good mistresses." 1 have got
along nicely with women whom other girls
found "Impossible."
I wish you would ask the girls to write
how they manage to g«t along with their
-nlltreS'-SS,    I find that—
'•This world ia how we tnke It,
And life Is Just what we make It."
All   depends   upon  how  much   wild  and
mistress expect from each ither.
I would suggest to the "ex-schoolmarm"
that she hang a notion in the kitchen to
tho effect that "OMlemen wil] please, out
of respect to tho cook, remove their hats."
It might save her much mortification.
Aud won't you please ask her If ahe Is as
polite and obliging to the kitchen boy an
she would be, let us say. to the Governor
of the state? And If not, why not?
Do you sqo tho point?
Oh! but I should like to get hold ef a lot
of thfcse uppish maids, and talk to them In
their own language, Just as Hilly Hunday is
talking to the men of Los Angeles.
If you do invite the girts to relate how
they manage Impossible mistresses, I hope
you will let ma tell my etpeilence,
"Tim MAID."
I invite you to do It now, without
uniting to h^ar from others. Ton bave
brains nnd stout common sense, nnd you
havo the (aeulty of laying what you
nunn without Hying into a rnge
Furthermore, you have that rare riunl-
Ity in n wo,nan—a sense of proi-ortlon
thnt ennbles you lo tee both sIUl-s of
even 1 ho vexed question
It ought not to be necessary for mo to
remind readers thot every letter that
appears here is n bona-tide communication, und that not ono Is dictated by
editor or secretaries. Yet 1 reiterate
the assertion hero to reassure the minds
of certain doubters who Hatter us by
crediting the working staff of the Exchange with many of the bright and
helpful things thut appear In the Corner. 1 nm too proud, and Justly, of
my constituency to let one of them be
robbed of the honor that rightly belongs
to tho corps.
"Hour by Hour"
Tho poem, "Hour by Hour," wns flutter!
for by Mrs. "J. G. J." (Rapid City, 8.
D.), We havo received no less than
thirty copies of tho linos. It has gono
to tho querist by mall.
Ono of the donors aska If I will not
make place for one verse which I agree
with her in pronouncing the gem of tbe
poem.
"It u very brief,-' she urges, it Ib,
and I swervo from our rule of non-pub-
llcatlon of verses and other selaotl.ms
In full, that all our readers may share
tho lesson with us:
Ood hroka our yoaxa to hours and days
That hour by hour and day by day,
Just going nn a little way.
We might hn able all alnnfr
To keep oursalvei heartwhole and strong*
Should nil the weight uf Uf*
Be laid lerou our shoulders, and the fa*
lure,  rife
With woe and struggle, meet ia face te
face        ,
At Ju»i one plnce,
Wo could not onward fro;
Our fist wuuld stop,  and  so
Ood lays a nm*. mi ui every day.
And never   1 relieve, on all thvwty
Will burdens hear so deep
Or pathways hear so steep
Hut wc t.in forward go If, by fJod't power.
We only bear the burden of the hour,
May I add that the lines thus quoted
havo been for years pasted upon the flyleaf of the welt-Worn "red-letter'' Testament tiat |s my dally companion and
counselor? I have read them more
times than I can number. It Is like
putting a cup uf cheer and strength to
other lips to print the... In our Exchange. THE   REPORTER,   tfEW   MICHEL,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA.
The Opal
Serpent
By FERGUS HUME,
Author •/ "Bit M-ntary ef s ll.niom C»b."
"OS. H.nd.rin's Fin," Eft
Copyright, 1905, by Q. W. DllUn-r-
ham Company.
(Continued.)
"Will he be hanged?"
"No, I think not. Ills youth will
be in his favor, though I'd hang trim
myself if I had the chance nnd so
put him beyond the reach of hurting
nny one. But I expect he'll get a long
-sentence."
"And Mrs. Krill?"
"Mrs. Jeuop you mean. Hum! I
don't know. She apparently was Ignorant that Maud killed Krlll, though
sho might have guessed it, after the
way In which Lady Kucbel was mur-
dered. I dare say she'll get off. I'm
going to see ber shortly and tell her
of the terrible death of ber daughter."
Paul did not pursue the conversation. He was sick with tbe horror of
the business, and, moreover, was too
enxlous about Sylvia's health to take
much Interest in the winding up of
the case. That he left in the hands of
Hurd and assured him that the £1,000
reward, which Mrs. Krill had offered,
would be paid to him by Miss Norman.
Of course, Pash had known for
•ome time that Maud was too old to
bave been born of Mis. Jessop's second marriage with Krill; but be never
knew that the widow had committed
bigamy. He counted on keeping her
under his thumb by threatening to
prove that Maud was not legally entitled to the money. But when the
discovery was made at Beechlll and
Stowley churches by Miss Qlan, the
monkey faced lawyer could do nothing. Beecot could have exposed him
and for his malpractices have got
blm struck off the rolls; but he
simply punished him by taking away
Sylvia's business and giving it to
Ford. .That enterprising young solicitor speedily placed the monetary
affairs on a proper basis nnd saw that
Sylvia was properly reinstated in her
rights. Seeing that she was tbe only
child and legal heiress of Krlll, this
was not difficult The two women
■who had Illegally secured possession
of the money had spent a grent. deal
In a very wasteful manner, but the
dead man's Investments were so excellent and Judicious that Sylvia lost
comparatively little and became possessed of nearly five thousand a year,
wltb a prospect of her Income Increasing. But she wns too ill to appreciate this good fortune.
The case got Into the papers, ami
every one was astonished at the
strange sequel to the Owynne street
mystery. Beecot senior, reading the
papers, learned that Sylvia waa once
more an heiress and forthwith held
out an olive.branch to Paul. Moreover, the frantic old gentleman, as
'Deborah called him, really began to
(eel bis years and to feel also that he
bad treated his only son rather harshly. So he magnanimously offered to
forgive Paul on no conditions whatsoever. For the sake of his motber
the young man burled the past and
went down to be received In a stately manner by his fattier and with joyful tears by his mother.
Paul and his respected father sat np
till late discussing the matter.
"And now, sir," said Beecot senior,
grasping tbe stem of Ills wineglass ns
though he Intended to hurl It nt his
son, "let us gather up the threads of
this Infamous case. This atrocious
woman who tried to Btrangle your future wife?"
"She has been burled quietly. Her
mother was at the funeral, and so was
the father."
"A pretty pair." gobbled the turkey-
cock, growing red. "I suppose the
government will hang the pair."
"No; Cnptnln Jessop can't be touched, as he had nothing to do with the
murder, nnd Sylvia nnd myself nre
not going (o prosecute him fur bis attempt to get the Jewels from Pash.
Mrs. Jessop, much brokeu In health
because of her duughtor's terrible end,
tins gone linck with hor husbnnd to
live nt his house In Stowley."
"Whnt!" shouted Beecot senior. "Is
that sbe devil to go free too?"
"I don't think she wns so bad na we
thought." snid Paul. "I funded sho
wns a thoroughly bad womnn, but she
really wus not She certainly committed bigamy, but then she thought
Jessop wns drowned. When he came
to life she preferred to live with Krill,
as he had more money than Jessop."
"And therefore Jessop, as you say,
bad free quarters nt the Red Pig. A
most Immoral womnn, sir—most Immoral.   She ought to be ducked."
"Poor wretch," snid Panl, "her mind
bas nearly given way under the shock
of her daughter's death. Sbe loved
that child nnd shielded her from the
consequences of killing Lady Rachel.
Tbe Sandal family don't want the cose
revived, especially as Maud la dead,
so alts. Jossop—as she Is now—can end
ber days In pence. The government
tleclded to let her go. She knew tbut her
daughter had killed I.ndy Rachel and
shielded her. Hut she was never sure
If Maud hnd strangled Krlll, as she
feared to nslf her, Hut ns Ihe girl was
out all night at the time nf the murder,
Mrs. Jessop. I think, knows more than
sbe chooses to udmlt. However, the
treasury won't prosecute her, nnd her
mind Is now wenk. Let the poor crenture end her days with Jessop, father.
Is there anything else you wish to
k«ow?"
-Tbat bov Truy?"
"He was tried for being an accessory before the crime, but his counsel
put forward the plea of his age and
tbat he had been under the influence
of Maud. He has been sent to a reformatory for a good namber of yean.
He may improve."
"Huh!" grunted the old gentleman,
"Now that—tbat blackguard, Hay?"
"He has gone abroad and is likely
to remain abroad. Sandal and Tempest kept their worn, but I think Hurd
put It about that Hay was a cheat
and a scoundrel. Poor Hay," sighed
Paul, "he has ruined his career."
"Bah! he never had one. If you pity
scoundrels, Paul, what are you to think
of good people?"
"Sucb as Deborah, wbo Is nursing my
darling? I think she's the best woman in the world."
"I suppose that Matilda Junk creature bad nothing to do with the murder?" asked Beecot senior,
"No. She knew absolutely nothing
and only attacked Deborah because
she fancied Deborah was attacking
Maud. However, tbe two sisters hnve
made! It up, and Matilda has gone back
to tbl Kei* p'£' She'8 as decent a creature as Deborah, In another way, and
was absolutely Ignorant of Maud's
wickedness. Hurd guessed that when
she spoke to him so freely at Chrlstchurch."
"And the thug?"
"Hokar? Oh, he Is not really a thug;
but the descendant of one. However,
they can't prove that he strangled anything beyond a few cats and dogs
wben be showed Maud how to use the
roomal—that's the handkerchief with
which the thugs strangled their victims."
"I'm not absolutely ignorant" growled his father. "I know that So this
Hokar goes free?"
"Yes. He would not Btrangle Aaron
Norman because he had but one eye,
and Bhowanee won't accept maimed
persons. Falling him, Maud had to attend to the job herself, with the assistance of Tray."
"And this detective?"
"Oh, Ford, with Sylvia's sanction,
has paid him the £1,000, which he
shajjps with his sister. Aurora Qlan,
Burfor her searching at Stowley and
Beechlll we should never have known
about the marriage, you know."
"No, I don't know. They're far too
highly paid. The marriage would have
come to light in another way. However, waste your own money If you
like.   It isn't mine."
"Nor mine either, father," said Paul
sharply, "Sylvia will keep her own
fortune. I am not a man to live on
my wife. I Intend to take a bouse in
town wben we ore married, and then
I'll still continue to write."
"Without the spur of poverty you'll
never make a hit" grinned the old
gentleman. "However, you can live
where you please. It's no business of
mine, but I demand as your Indulgent
father that you'll bring Sylvia down
bere at least three times a year.
Whenever she Is well I want to see
her."
Mr. Beecot the same as yon mnst do
to my own Illy flower there."
"No, I am to love, honor and obey
Paul," cried Sylvia.
"When?" he asked, taking her In hla
arms.
"As soon as I can stand at the altar," she replied, blushing, whereat
Deborah clapped her hands.
"Weddln'a an' vveddln's an' weddln'o
ag**ln," cried Mrs. Tawsey, "whicb my
sister Matilder being weary of 'er spln-
stering 'ome 'ave made up 'er mind to
marry the fust as offers. An' won't
she lead Mm a dance neither—oh, no,
not at all."
"Well, Deborah," said Beecot "we
have much to be thankful for, all of us.
I Let us try and show our gratitude In
our lives."
THE END.
THE KISS.
Ph-rlttc kissed her beau last night
Kissed him In the hall.
And 1, alas, beheld the deed
In the mirror on the wall.
She kissed hlm, and he save return,
The rogue!   How could he dare
To take such liberty as that
With eyes and lips and hair?
And, though the glass revealed the maid
1 love with such a passion
Boldly greet this favored youth
In such a loving fashion,
1 cannot call her bold nor bad,
This quite bewitching miss.
Nor can 1 love her less, because
'Twas 1 received the kiss.
-Corlnne  Jarre!!  In  Llpplncott's   Magazine.      	
Ethics of the Case.
"Look here, doctor," said the ex-patient coming Into the physician's office with a determined expression,
"I've Just had the X rays turned on
me, and 1 find that when you operated
on me you left a pair of surgical scissors in me."
"Bless me!" said the specialist "1
had missed them. Thank you so much,
my good man. 1 will'add their cost to
your MIL"—New York Life.
"Whent" he asked, taMng her tn hit
arm*.
"I'll bring her next week," snid
Paul, thinking of his mother. "But
Deborah must come too. She won't
leuve Sylvia."
"The house Is big enough. Bring
Mrs. Tawsey also. I'm rather anxious to see her. Aud Sylvia will bo
a good companion for your mother."
So matters were arranged In tbls
way, and when Paul returned to town
be went at once to tell Sylvia of tho
reconciliation. He found ber, propped
up with pillows, seated by the fire,
looking much better, although she was
still thin nnd rather haggard.,
"1 am so glad, darling," sbe said,
holding Paul's hand in her thin ones.
"I should not have liked our marriage
to have kept you from your father."
Mrs. Tawsey snorted. "His frnntio
par," she said, "ab, well, when I meet
'lm If he dares to say a word agin
my pretty"-
"My father is quite ready to welcome her as a daughter," said Paul
quickly.
"An' no poor one either!" cried Deborah triumphantly. "Five thousand a
year, ns that nice young man Mr. Ford
have told us In right. Lor', my lovely
queen, you'll drive In your chariot and
forget Debby."
"You foolish old thing," said the
girl fondly, "You held to me In my
troubles, nnd you shall share In my
Joy."
"Allays purvldln' 1 don't 'ave to leave
the laundry in charge ot Bart an' Mrs.
Purr, both beln' Infants of silliness,
one with gin and t'other with weakness of brain. It's well I made Bart
promise to love, honor nnd obey me
Dolly-Whaf s the new baby's name,
auntie?
Aunt—Oh, baby hasn't got any name
yet
Dolly-Then how do tbey know It belongs to us?
The Corner Critics,
Ellwood — Those "mushroom" hats
the girls are wearing this year bide a
lot of defects in false hair, don't tbey?
Creen-1 should say so! Had my
way I'd name them "charity hats" Instead of "mushroom,"
Ellwood-Wby so, old man?
Green—Because they cover a multitude of faults.-St Louis Post-Dispatch.- ,
The Difference.
"No." said the tiresome man, "I never knew a woman who could tell a
story well. Most women appreciate
the fact that they can't and don'l
try"-
"Yes," interrupted tbe weary listener, "and some men don't appreciate
the fact that they can't and nre very
•rylng."-C'ntbolic Standard una Times.
Dad's Idea.
■Ta." said Mrs. Hardapple enthusiastically, "Mnndy Is getting to be one
of these here sure enough artist folks.
Would you like to see her wusli drawings?"
"No," growled the old man in crabbed topes. "Blamed lot of foolishness. I'd ruther see her wnsb dishes."
-Chicago News.
Doesn't Harmonize.
"It must Increase your expenses
quite a little to bave your factory so
fnr nwny trom your downtown ollice?"
"Yes, It does. But tben It's much
better lo keep 'em apart us long ns our
fnctory doesn't hnrnionlze In appearance with the picture on our lettet
heads."—Cleveland Plain Dealer.
The Early Worm.
Father—1 wish you would plense tell
thnt young mnn of yours to pay his
visits nt a decent hour. If he must
start courting so early In the dny nsk
hlm to at lenst come after breukfast!
Daughter (Ingeuuouslyi-But. tntber.
thnt Is whnt he comes after.—Llpplncott's Magazine.
A Comparison.
"In the case of the donkey anyhow,"
averred Uncle Allen Sparks, "the voice,
certainly affords a pretty fair Index as
to the character of the animal."—Chicago Tribune.'
Don't Forget It,
One chore treads .on another's heels.
A new one looms In sight.
The pan beneath the Icebox soon
Will be our care each night.
—Detroit Free Press.
The Beginner's Troubles.
"The coddle," said tbe beginner nt
golf, telling bis troubles, "wus so sarcastic nnd Impudent I felt like cracking blm over tbe hend."
"Why didn't you?" asked his friend.
"Well—er—you sec, I wasn't sure,
which would be tbe proper club to use
for thnt purpose."—Catholic Stundard
and Times.
KING OF THE CANNIBALS.
Governor of Fiji Islands Lectures Before  Royal Society.
Sir Everard F. Thurm, governor ol
Fiji nnd High Commissioner of the
Western Pacific, gave an address before the Royal Geographical Society
on "The West Pacific: its History
and Present Condition," in London
recently. He recalled having been
congratulnted by n present legal luminary on having "become King ol the
Cannibal Islands" but asked "Where
will your kingdom be?" The success
of Spanish adventurers in the South
Sens during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries attracted a crowd ol
envious privateers of many European
nations, and vague discoveries were
made, our knowledge of the Pacific
taking definite form during the two-
and-a-half centuries after the great
Magellan voyage. The adventurers of
those days were spurred on by the
spirit of scientific discovery, in which
the English and French vied with
ench other in true sportsman-like
fashion.. It was almost entirely in the
nineteenth century the first settlement by vagrant Europeans took
place, and not till the second half of
the century were the islands surveyed
und annexed by the great powers.
Little more than 100 years ago all
that was known of the Pacific Ocean
with anything like certainty was certain parts of its Australasian and other countless islands scattered over the
vast extent of its water area were
for the most part mere names in the
half-remembered tales of the adventurous voyages of the preceding centuries. It would be worth a great
deal, if it were only possible, to hnve
a clour view of the state ond condition
of the natives of those half fabulous
islands as they were 100 years ngo,
before European influences had hnd
nny permanent effect on them. At
present the only things that could be
snid were that the natives were evidently in a state of savagery certninly
distinct from the state of savagery
which has been found to prevail elsewhere in the world, and tempered,
especially towards the eastern parts
of the Pacific by a condition of almost
idyllic happiness which raised the na-
tives concerned to a state far above
that ordinarily connoted by the term
"savngery."
They were at first friendly townrds
their earliest white-skinned visitors,
nnd it was only when the last-nnmed
were, intentionally or unintentionally, in Bome way offensive to the dark-
skinned islanders that the latter attacked the white man. Missionaries,
under the auspices ol the London j
Missionsry Society, entered the Pncific ns early as the close of the eigh- [
teent-h century, and had established
themselves fairly well in Tonga by I
1630. A few years later they passed
from Tonga to the savage islandH of
Fiji, where cannibalism then prevail-1
ed to an etxent never at any time
elsewhere equalled. It Beemed probable that in some cases even a few ol
the white renegades who had settled
nmong the Fijinns joined in this terrible prnctioe. The motive of the mis-
sionnries in going to Fiji was to introduce into those dnrk places Chris-
tinnity nnd its attendnnt civilization,
and their success, though naturally
slow, wns extraordinurily complete, so
that within forty years there wns
hardly an unconverted henthen left,
except in the remote mountainous
parts of Fiji.
froiTthe^antipodes.
Mrs. Henry Dobson Is a Famous
Tasmanian 'Clubwoman.
Mrs. Henry Dobson, who is president of the Australian Councils of
Women, is one of the distinguished
delegates at the Quinquennial Convention of the International Council
of Women held in Toronto this month.
Mrs. Dobson's prominence and her
diversity of interests may be best
estimated from the fact that in Ho-
bart. Tasmania, she is president  of
SENSATIONAL DERBIES.
Facts About the Great English Race
Won by tha King.
Surprise  has been the keynote at
i Epsom on Derby Day for the last two
seasons.
In 1907 Mr. Croker's Orby came
romping home first, amidst hardly
any cheering. The betting against his
horse hnd been 100 to 9.
But Orby wns not such a rank outsider as was Signor Ginistrelli's Sig-
norinetta, who carried off the Blue
Riband of the turf last year. Before
the race practically nothing was
known of the filly, and the betting
against her was 100 to 1, recalling the
senational unexpected win of Jeddah
in 1898.
As u rule, an outsider's win is not
a popular one, although a British
crowd is too fair to show any open
resentment. But thousands of people
who never attend nny other race meeting go to the Derby every yenr, and
they like to put a shilling or so on
the favorite. Also, be it said, they
like that favorite to win; nnd if some
unknown mount at long odds comes
sweeping along, taking nil before it-
well, his reception is rather cold.
Absolute silence peeten* the astonishing win of Hermit in 1867, and on
that occasion perhaps no one was
more surprised thnn Mr. Chaplin, the
owner. Dnley, the jockey, had been
instructed to get him in amongst the
first eight, and in the paddock, before the race, he was jeered at by
some of his fellow-competitors for
riding such a horse. The despised
outsider won by a neck.
Judging by the time taken to cover
the course, if all the 129 horBes which
hnve won the Derby since its inauguration in 1780 nad run in one race, the
winner would hove been Spearmint,
and the last to arrive Ellington. In
1906 the former broke all previous record by winning in 2 min. 36 4-5 sec.;
while the latter, which carried off the
Blue Riband in 1856 took 3 mins. 4
sec. It is only fair to mention, how
ever, thnt previous to 1846 no time
records were kept.
What might be cnlled the "hnt
trick" of English racing, but is better known as the "triple crown," is
the winning of the three famous races
—the Two Thousand Guineas at Newmarket, the Derby at Epsom, and the
St. Leger at Doncaster. The triple
crown was first won by West Austra-
linn in 1853, and since then has only
been won by nine others—Gladiateur,
Lord Lyon, Ormonde, Common, Isin-
glnss. Gnltee More, Flying Fox, Diamond Jubilee, and Rock Sand.
Gladiateur, the second horse to perform this great feat, was the first
French horse to win the Derby. , His
owner — Count de Lagrange — spent
$250,000 a year on training and the
incidental expenses of racing. Over
his Derby success he wss said to
have won $200,000 in bets; while the
stake amounted to about $35,000.
LITTLE KNOWN RUIN.
St. John the Baptist Church Goes
Back Almost to Romans.
Racegoers nre, ns a rule, too ab'
sorbed in their sporting engagements
to find time for visits to architectural
beauty spots in the towns to which
their ruling passion leads them. But
there are exceptions, and many who
are seen on the course at Chester
while racing is on are found during
early morning on the famous walls
of the city and investigating other ot
interesting ruins in the neighborhood,
it is unfortunate that so many who
again nnd again visit certain of the
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the Convnlescent Home, the Ministering Children's Lengue, the Crecne
and the Alliance Francaise; honorary president of the Deutsche Verein;
vice-president of the Women's Health
Association, the Peace Society, the
Art Society, the Society for Blind,
Deaf and Dumb, Women's Politicnl
Association, Pschic Research and
Psychological Society, and Amateur
Writers' Club: organizing secretary
for the Society for Protection of Children, and Brabazon Employment Society; and on the committee of tho
Girls' Industrial School, the Consumptive Sanatorium, the Queen's
Fund and Alexandra Hospital. Mrs.
Dobson haB oIbo founded a village
settlement and a soup kitchen, and,
with other charitable workers, wos
intmmental • in the organization ol
seven of the above mentioned institutions. She has represented the Council of Tasmania nt all international
meetings since 1900.
Success for Canadian.
A London despatch snys: Mr. Ed-
mond Burke, the Cnnadinn baritone,
whose singing at the Royul Opera,
The Hague, hns orented much interest in musicnl circles during the last
year, received an ovation recently,
when he appeared nt Alys: Buteninu's
recital, in Aeoliun Hall
fnmous sights miss one of the finest
fentures of all—thnt of St. John the
Baptist church ruins, which are still
in excellent preservation, nnd of clenr
' outline. Their antiquity alone lends
! extrnordinury interest to the remnins,
for it wns one of the enrliest buikl-
I ings of stone erected nfter the coun-
i try hud seen the depnrture of its Ro-
mun victors. Some authorities plnce
the date of its commencement in the
later half of the seventh century. It
i suffered, with so mnny others, nt the
hands of the Commissioners of Edward VI!, who, hnving exploited its
revenues, destroyed the fnbric of the
building. The only exception made
was in the case of the neve, whicn
was permitted to remain for use as n
purish church, nnd is at the present
time much in its old condition and
form. The nncient church has been
unfortunate, for upon three separate
occasions one or other of its towers
has fallen, doing great damage to the
remainder of the structure. Among
the ruins nt the easternmost portion
of the remainB there stood a 100 years
or so ngo the residence of De Quincy,
while one of the monuments of interest hns been erected to the memory
of the poet William Falconer.
"Skipper of Skippers."
So Mr. A. C. Maclaren, who has
been invited to captain the Englnnd
eleven in all five Test Matches against
the Australians, has been termed.
Admirers of the Hon. F. S. Jackson
may cavil at the description; but
there can be no doubt that Mr. Maclaren is a splendid captain as well
as player. In all he has totalled nearly 20,000 runs in first-class cricket,
since he made his debut in 1890
against Sussex. He has appeared in
thirty Test Matches, snd in five of
Ihem hns Bcored a century. He still
holds the record for the higheBt individual score in English county cricket—424 for Lancashire v. Somerset,
iu 1895.
Thorpe Lee In London Daily Mail
Lauds the Governor-General For
His Enthusiasm and the Good
Canadian Spirit of His Stay Here
—Ruled In Rhodesia In Negligee-
Has Worked Hard.
His Excellency Earl Grey has been
successful to a noteworthy degree as.
Governor-General of Canada, and
Canadians of all classes have heard
with complete satisfaction the news
that for another year he will remain
with us as the official link connecting'
us with the Motherland. He understands his position well. He knows,
the points ut which it demands no-
initiative, but he displays initiative-
of a high order whenever the march,
of events suggests an opportunity.
The manner in which he carried
through the Quebec Tercentenary
celebrations is un instance of this.
Mr. Homar Greenwood recently said:
"The greatest compliment 1 can puy
Earl Grey is to say that he came to-
Canada an Englishman and he returns to it a keen Canadian."
In the course of an article in The
London Daily Mail, Thorpe Lee-
praises Earl Grey's enthusiasm and
then says:
"In England, before he went to
Canada five years ago, there were-
some who estimated Lord Grey at his-
true worth. They saw whnt he hnd
done for such cnuses ns co-operation,,
garden cities, and public house reform. They had heard of his unconventional rule in Rhodesia, where,
as Administrator, he wns rendy either
to listen or to talk to all comers, and'
received them usually in an airy cos-
tun)" consisting of flannel shirt and
trousers with a slouch hat. They
knew he was a strong Imperialist
and at the same time a convinced
Social Reformer, a combination equally desirable and rare. But it was.
left to Canada to bring out the greatness of the man who went in 1904 to-
be the Dominion's Governor-General;
and it is Canada which has taught
us over here in Englnnd to appreciate-
one of the finest Englishmen of our*
time.
"Never has the Sovereign's representative in the Dominion been more
universally popular. He is liked because he 'puts on no Bide.' He is
respected because he is a mun of
business with actual experience of
affairs, and can meet Canadian business men upon their own ground. H»
is trusted and admired by renson of
his sympnthy (not mere lip sympathy)-
with every good work.
"'I regard the British Empire,' he
snid nt Winnipeg recently, 'as the most,
potent instrument that has ever been
fashioned or conceived by mnn for
spreading the blessings of equnl rights
and impartial justice, of Christian
service and true chivalry nil oj*er th"
earth.' We, in our sneering, cynicni
wny, mny smile nt such enthusinsm.
They recognize in Lord Grey the faith
thnt enn move mountains, as well ns
the simple honor nnd BtrnightnesB-
which mnde the Archbishop of Quebec sny of him that 'no one could
have set a finer example in the performance of Christian duty both in
public and in private life'."
"It is curious to look bnck now
and recall Albert Grey's first anpear-
nnce in politics as a Liberal. It was-
in 1878' thnt he entered the House-
of Commons, but only to remnin in
it for a few minutes! He and his
Cdnservative opponent polled the
same number of votes. As the returning officer refused to give a casting vote, they both presented themselves at the tnble in the House nnd*
demnnded to be sworn ns M.P. However, n scrutiny was ordered, and the-
seat went to the Conservative. Two.
years later Mr. Grey was elected without any doubt. Then he was twenty-
nine, n young man who had done
well at Oxford; who had married {he-
great heiress, Miss Holford, who wns-
heir to his uncle's peerage; who had
the world most comfortably warmed
for him without any effort of his own.
"But warmth and comfort were not
what he wanted. HiB energy demanded work, ndventure, experience. At
first he plunged into social questions
nt home. Now he would be presiding
ut u co-operative congress; now pushing n plnn to beautify railway em-
bunkmenta; now lending his Bupport-
to one of General Booth'B schemes.
One day he was granted a license-
for a public house on his estate. Next,
day lie found he could sell the property, if he chose, for $50,000. The-
monstrous absurdity of it struck him.
He became the untiring advocate of
public house trusts. For a time this
occupied him; then he begun to pine
for a wider field. Ho found it through
the agency of Cecil Rhodes. Rhodes
wanted someone to help him in obtaining a charter for Rhodesia. Lord
Grey (lie had succeeded to the title
in 1894) wus just the man. Afterwords
he became Administrator, und a trustee under Rhodes' will.
"When the Governor-Generalship of
Canada was offered to him he wos
not particularly anxious to go. But
it wus u great opportunity; und as-
soon as he had accepted it he began
to see what work for the Empire he
could do. The speech he made at a
dinner given to celebrate his appointment simply sparkled with ideas.
There was in it none of the solemn,
porientousness which is usual in pro-
consulur utterances. The Canadians
very soon took to this modern Don
Quixoto, this unusuul Englishman
with the Irish eyes and none of the
English stiffness. In five years he-
has made himself a great name.
I With Lady Aberdeen.
' Lady Aberdeen is accompanied on
her tour to Canada by Dr. Ogilvic
Gordon, who won her diploma nt
Aberdeen University, nnd who is.
honorary secretary of the International Council of Women, nnd by hor
fnmily physician, Sir William Thonip-
Holland's Industries.
The principal industries in Hollands
We cattle-bunding and agriculture. THE   REPORTER,   NEW   MICHEL,   F.RITISH   COLUMBIA.
The Suitors
Of Serena
"By Amelia S. Chapman.
Copyrighted,   1909,   by   Associated
Literary Press.
Nothing could exceed the enmity Mr.
Ferris felt for Mr. Davis unless It waa
tbe hatred Mr. Davis harbored toward
Mr. Ferris.
Until tbe occupancy of the long untenanted house across tbe street by Serena Falrlle and ber mother tbese two
men had been close and constant
friends. Each night Mr. Ferris went
to the house of Mr. Davis or Mr. Davis went to the house of Mr. Ferris to
smoke nnd conversationally regulate
the affairs of the nation.
Not even the fact that each of tbese
boasted a particularly well kept lawn
In front of his residence was sufficient
to cause jealousy between tbem. So
the late bellicose condition was • the
more deplorable by reason of their former friendship.
Mr. Ferris was a straight stately
and ascetic looking bachelor of forty-
eight. His dark brown balr was
streaked witb gray. His nose was
aquiline. His eyes were like blue steel.
A sparse mustache drooped over thlu
and melancholy lips. He was known
to have a competence, although he occupied himself wltb the conduct of a
real estate office. He lived alone snve
for the presence of a deaf old aunt and
a still more deaf old servant
The house was furnished with reference to what was then considered the
artistic standard. Mr. Ferris himself
was accredited with a pretty taste in
poetry nnd wns given to quoting extracts on occasion. '
Mr. Davis was a Jolly widower of
fifty winters thnt had been, however,
like those of Adam, "frosty, but kindly." He was short of stature, round,
rosy, amiable, fair haired and bland
His children were married nnd gone.
He bowed to the sway of a housekeeper who had seen better days and who
was not averse to frequently proclaim
Ing the fact. His tastes, while less
aesthetic than those of his neighbor.
were decidedly more conducive to personal comfort.
In fact, he nnd Ferris were In every
way sufficiently unlike to have got on
'■THE DXAB YODKO FOOLS I" HE SAID.
admirably together were It not that
with tbe advent of the Falrlles both
began to cast covetous eyes upon one
bright particular star.
And tbelr mutual drend each that
the other might win tbe favor of Miss
Serena was tbe real root of the animosity which Inspired Mr. Ferris and
animated Mr. Davis.
Not that up to the time that the
black curtain of silent wrath descended between them either bad mnde confidential mention of bis hopes, but certain it was that, the morning nfter
Miss Falrlle hnd attended the concert
with Mr. Ferris, Mr. Davis resented
the presence of the dog of Mr. Ferris
on Ills front Inwn nnd sent word to
tbnt gentlemen to keep bis curs nt
bome.
Equally certain it is tbnt, subsequent to the occnslon when Miss- Falr-
lle dnnccd twice with Mr. Dnvls, Mr.
Ferris sent due warning thnt if his
neighbor's hens ngnln Intruded upon
his property they would be promptly
decnpltnted.
Then the deaf nunt nnd tbe denfer
servant of Mr. Ferris nnd the housekeeper of Mr. Dnvls who hnd seen
better days took up tbe feud, and bo
from the little acorn of rivalry sprang
a lofty and far branching tree.
Perhaps tbere was no one who stood
so absolutely within the shadow cast
by this tree as Frank Heutherly, who
was the nephew of Mr. Davis and was
clerk In the real estate office of Mr.
Ferris.
He was a well set up young fellow
of about thirty, who had a wonderful
knack of knowing what not to sny and
when not to say It, for botb men
confided in him, and nfter It became
known thnt Miss Falrlle had fallen
heir to a snug legacy each announced
to Frank his decision to bring his matrimonial campaign to n climax.
"Tbe money has nothing to do with
my resolution," Mr. Ferris declared.
"Apart from tbls business I possess
stocks nnd other property. What ni'e
you smiling at?"
"Did I smile, sir?"
"1 don't enre a dash for her money!"
Mr. Davis Informed his nephew. "My
rents bring me In quite a sum yearly.
What arc you grinning about?"
"I shall nsk her the night of the
spring dance." Mr. Ferris decided.
"No girl In her senses would consider
thnt fat old widower when sbe might
have me!"
"Tluit skinny old bachelor hnBn"t the
ghost of a sbowP' Mr. Davis assured
Frank. "I'll ask ber tbe night of the
spring dance!"
Th« eventful night came—a resplendent night. The elite of tbe town
streamed Into the clubhouse. Lights
shone from every window. Merry
waltz music set young feet tapping.
Tbe sound of joyous voices was everywhere.
And Serena Falrlle, graceful, gracious, good to look upon, her brown
gold hair shining in tbe light, ber eyes
gleaming like topazes, ber shimmering gown of black just Becked with
glowing orange, was in herself an entrancing apparition.
Mr. Ferris secured the first dance.
Mr. Davis, puffing up belated, eagerly
appropriated the second. The rest
were already blurred ont by cabalistic
Initials.
"I call this unkind discrimination!"
panted Mr. Davis. But Serena Falrlle
only laughed. Mr. Ferris whisked her
away, nnd there waB a sardonic gleam
In his eyes as they rested on the lugubrious countenance of Mr. Davis.
Tbe dance done, Mr, Ferris promptly
led his partner to the conservatory.
"Denr Miss Serena," began Mr. Ferris fervently, "I have long admired
that noble sentiment 'Once to every
man nnd nation comes the moment to
decide" "—
"Isn't it warm?" asked Miss Serena,
moving toward the window.
"And," continued Ferris, following,
"I've always admired that exquisite
sentiment 'Two souls wltb but a single thought* "-
Serena gave him a smile of exquisite
leniency and looked out at the span-
gled sky. Ah, sweet was comprehension and sympathy! His lyric instinct
soured once more.
"I'm lending up to an avowal, deaf
Miss Serena. I prefer to let tbe g-r-eat
poets speak for me. It Is Owen Meredith who sings:
"But I will marry my own flrst love,
With her blush rose face, for old things
are best"
"If you only knew," murmured Serena, with sweetest reproach, "how
much I object to being referred to as
—an old thing!"
There was a fusillade of panic
stricken apologies.
"Miss Serena, our dance, I believe."
And Mr. Davis triumphantly led Miss
Falrlle out upon the polished floor. As
the dance ended he spoke wltb a directness thnt nlmost startled Serena:
"Maybe Frank told you I was going
to ask you to marry me.l Well. I' wns
—I do—I nm. I enn't sling poetry like
Ferris, but If you'll sny the word"—
Miss Falrlle smiled sweetly. "I'm
flattered," sbe suld, "but I can't, you
see, for I'm going to msrry Frank."
Thnt young mnn enme hurrying up.
His eager eyes were bent on Serena,
His audacious arm encircled ber wnlst
He spoke with nrdor.
"Our wnltz, dearest," he snid.
As Dnvls stnrted blankly after them
a hand gently touched bis arm.
"Come home," counseled Ferris,
"Frank bas told me just now tbat he
was engaged to the girl before the
Falrlles enme here to live. I've some fine
madeira In my cellar—can't be bent'
Davis met the extended hand—and
gripped It hard.
"Good boy! You smoke the same
mixture, I dnre say. Got n lot from
town this morning. 0 Lord, what a
pair of old fools we've been!"
Tbey glanced back as they descend-
ed the steps. The Illuminated ball
was n kaleidoscope of whirling figures.
Ferris spoke, his voice not a little
wistful.
"The dear young fools!" he said.
"God bless them!" said Davis.
Cure For Old Age.
The cure for hurry Is the cure for
old age—to take time every day, may.
be several times a day, to become
again as a little child: Interested In one
thing nt a time ns If thnt were the
only thing. Instead of whirling all
the time dizzily on the rim of life, we
must take frequent times to get bnck
to the center ngnln for our benrlngs—
bnck to the silent center whence we
enme. At thnt Bllent center we find
nil our child fnculties waiting to be
recognized und npproprlnted.
Mnny enses of falling memory nre
mistaken ones, due to unreasonable
expectations.
How mnny grownups forget ns mnny
times n dny ns nny child does!
The trouble is we expect or try to
compel ourselves to remember n grent
burden of Inconsequent nnd irrelevant
things that tbe brightest child on enrth
could not remember, and we are so
preoccupied trying to carry these
things In mind that our minds nre
hnlf nbsent. nt lenst from the new
things thnt nre happening now nnd
thnt ought to hnve our full nttentlon,
ns they would have" a child's full attention.—Nautilus.
Why They Swapped Fines.
Travelers In Europe nre limited by
the rnllronds to n smnll amount of baggage carried free. In n train In Belgium two fellow travelers got Into conversation, when one nsked lenve to
incisure the other's trunk. The result
wns that the measurer said:
"Your trunk Is seven nud n hnlf centimeters too long nnd bns no right to
he In the compartment of free luggnge.
I am a rallwny Inspector nud must
fine you 5 francs. Please give ine your
name nnd address."
The proposed victim of mlsplnced
confidence wns, however, equal to the
occasion.
"Kindly lend me your measure that
I mny satisfy myself on the subject."
Then, with a polite smile: "I am a
director In the royal weights nnd measures office. To my great regret I notice thnt your mensure is not stamped,
ns Is required by lnw, so thnt, firstly,
your mcnsurlng Is not legally valid,
nnd, secondly, It Is my painful duty to
subject you to n fine of 00 franex.
Plense give me your name and address."
Tha Qulppy Ink Thief.
"Women prisoners Is qulppy," said
the jailer. "One bad a quip toward
wrltln', and she was always swlpln'
Ink out of the schoolroom.
"She swiped Ink in ber thimble.
She'd fill the thimble up to tbe brim
and tben stand It carefully in ber hair.
Mighty good bnlnncin' was required on
the way back to ber cell Still, what
If she did spill a drop or two on her
scalp? A female convict ain't on view
like a society woman, is she?
"Of course as soon as wo got on to
the thimble game we put a stop to it
That didn't put a stop to tbe ink steal-
In', though. 1 says to her one day on
the'way back from the schoolroom:
" 'Well, Hussell, no more poetry wrltln' with ink what don't belong to ye,
hey?'
"She Jnst smiled and mumbled some-
thin'.
•• 'Speak up,' says L 'Do ye miss yer
Ink—yes or no?'
'*'Bub-ub-ub,' says sbe, tryln' to
brush past me. But I grabbed ber
arm. I noticed a tbln black thread ot
suinp'n trlcklln' from ber lips. Yes,
sir! Would ye believe it? She was
stealln' the people's Ink now In her
mouth!"-New Orleans Times-Democrat
Poor Billiards.
"One summer In the country," said
a well known amateur bllllardlst, "another man and I were overtaken by a
Btorm and hnd to go Into a tavern for
shelter. The rain fell steadily. We
had three or four long hours before us.
Time began to bang heavily on our
bands.
" 'Landlord,' said I, 'do you happen
to hove a billiard table?'
"'Sure,' said the landlord. 'Sure.
Just step this way, gents.'
"He proudly threw open the door of
a dark, stuffy room.. We saw nn nntl-
qunted table with a patched cloth, and
In tbe corner was a rack of crooked
cues.
*' 'Any balls?' said L
" 'Sure.' said the landlord, and he unlocked a closet and laid on tbe table
three white balls, all alike—there was
no spot, you know,
"'But see here,' I remonstrated,
'how do you tell these balls apart?*
" *Oh, that's all right,' said he. 'You
soon get to know 'em by their shape.'"
—St Louis Globe-Democrat
- To Be Sharp.
The Aryan root "ak" meant "to be
sharp," aud the idea of sharpness bas
followed it at least through 10,000
years luto all of the family of languages of that tongue. It Is quite likely that the property of sharpness was
conceived of by these ancestors from
handling shells, the first knives that
man knew. That cutting edge was referred to by "ak" long before the most
primitive people had learned to put
an edge on flint When these Aryans
wanted to express the Idea of sharpness of mind they used tbe same word.
This root went into the Greek, wbere
It became "akros," meaning pointed.
In Sanskrit it Is "acre," meaning the
same thing. In the Lntin we find
"ucrimonln," signifying sharpness, from
which our "acrid" comes. The Latlu
nlso hns "acer," meaning sharp, and
"ucub," n needle. In the Anglo-Snxou
it beenme "eng," nn edge. So the iden
of shnrpness runs all tbe wny through,
nnd we have It In our "acid," "acute,"
"edge" and "ax" as well as In "acrid"
nnd "acumen."—Argonuut.
. The Alexandrian Library.
Omar, a fanatical caliph who overran Egypt nbout the middle of the seventh century, proclnlmed thut, since
the Koran contained everything that
human beings ought to rend, no other
books hnd nny right to exist so be
condemned to destruction the Immenso
library nt Alexandria founded by tbe
Ptolemies and constantly enlarged by
tbelr successors. until the ndvent of
the Snrncens. How enormous It wns
enn be Imagined from the fnct thnt for
six months the mnnuscrlpts supplied
the fuel of 4.000 public bnths. It wns
the most terrible blow ever Inflicted
upon literature.
Genius Rewarded.
A seboolmnster not famous fnr his
personal beauty swooped down on the
inattentive boy nnd found hlm drawing caricatures. He picked up one
nnd nsked the boy In n voice of thunder, "Is this mennt for rae?"
"Plense. sir." said the victim. In a
state of terror—"plense, sir, I did not
menn to mnke It so like."
The master destroyed tbe picture
nnd let the mntter drop. — Londou
Globe.
Thought It Was a Proposal.
Scene—Cub stnnd near London. I.ady
distributing tracts, hands one to cabby, who glances at It. hands It back
and says politely, "Tbank you, lady,
but I'm a married man." Lady nervously looks nt the title nnd, rending
"Abide with me," hurriedly departs, to
the great amusement of cabby.-Lou-
don Spare Moments.
But He Did.
"Whnt do you mean by kissing my
daughter, sir?"
I'm sorry, but I couldn't help tny-
Belf."
Couldn't help yourself!   T(jafs Just
what you did do!"
MODERN TROGLODYTES.
The Matmatas, the Cave Dwellers of
Tunisia, Africa.
One of the strangest of capital elites
Is that of tbe troglodytes, or Matmatas, the cave dwellers of Tunisia, Africa. It contains about 3,000 Inhabitants, snd the principle of Its architecture is to dig into the earth rather
tban to build upon it Tbese troglodytes are to be found between the town
of Gubes, on the Tunisian coast, and
the snud hills of tbe Sahara. '1 lie
country Is a high, rocky plateau, barren, sun baked and swept by the simoom. When a Matmata wants u new
dwelling be chooses his spot traces a
circle and tben digs until he has
reached the desired depth; which varies according to tbe number of stories
he requires.
The rooms consist of raves hollowed
out In tbe sides of the circular pit, the
bottom of whlcb forms a patio, or
courtyard, wblch Is tbe usual feature
of a Moorish house. Besides the rooms,
a passage Is also dug, communicating
with tbe outside world, and a door is
made at tbe outer end.
The soil, which Is a kind of malleable clay, is easily cut and lends Itself
well to excavation, the roof of each
room requiring no support as long as
It Is arched. Tbese underground dwellings nre not damp.—Chlcngo News.
POSITION FOR SLEEP.
A Variety of Opinions Among Eminent French Medical Men.
A number o' eminent' French medical men hnve given their opinion to
the Matin of Paris on v, lint tbey consider the henltbiest posit; n for sleep.
Dr. Delorme, nrtny medical Inspector, declares that tbe natural position Is
to He flat on one's back. Professor De-
bone and Dr. Davenlere of the School
of Hygiene are of the same opinion
nnd point out that lying on either side
causes pressure of tbe arm, which
mny eventually bring about paralysis.
Dr. Landouzy of the medical faculty
says thnt the best position Is Ihe most
comfortable position, and tbls Is acquired by habit It would be well,
however, to accustom oneself to sleep
on the right side. Dr. Let'ille of the
Medical aendemy maintains emphatically that the sleeper should always Me
on the right side and thus avoid indigestion and henrt troubles.
In startling contradiction comes a
statement from a henrt specialist Dr.
Huchnrd: "I always sleep on my left
side, and I think It is quite Immaterial
whether you He on your left or right
side. The idea, however, that those
who ennnot He on the left side suffer
from henrt affection Ib quite erroneous."
What Brown Did.
Mrs. and Mr. Brown—that Isn't the
usual way of putting It, but It wns
the wny they ranked—had been Invited to a party where. Mrs. Brown
understood, there was to be a host of
literary lions. Mrs. Brown Is nn extremely handsome womnn nnd Just
enough of a coquette to attract men
nbout her wherever she goes.
Not long nfter they hnd arrived Mrs.
Brown had four men around ber,
while Brown wns pretending to be
Interested in some books scattered
around on n corner table. Mrs. Brown
Inquired of tbe men In turn ns to just
whnt sort of literature they produced.
One confessed he wns a coffee broker,
another wns n doctor, the third wns a
machinery salesman. The fourth mnn
admitted cheerfully thnt his only service to literature wns rending books
and newspnpers. At this point Brown
Joiued the group, nnd the coffee broker
suggested to the lady thnt sbe might
nsk tbe newcomer whnt be did.'
"Oh," retnnrked Mrs. Brown, placing
B. at once In the discard, "lie's my
husband."—Exchnnge.
Heard In the Barber Shop.
Our charges nre the lowest In town,"
observed tbe barber.
Cut rates, cb?" said the customer as
he looked nt bis Incernted chin in the
glnss.—Judge.
Undecided.
If he hns proposed, why don't you
give  hlm nu unswer?"
"I enn't mnke up my mind whclher
I would like blm when 1 got blm
bouie."—Brooklyn Life.
Extinct,
"Bessie," snid tbe teacher of the
clnss which taught nil about birds—In
the school prospectus It wns culled the
"ornlthologlcnl division"—"give me the
nnme of one bird which Is now extinct."
Bessie wrinkled her brows.
"Wbnt's extinct, plense?" she nsked.
"No longer existent," explained the
teacher. "Con you name one?"
"Yes." piped Bessie readily.  "Dick."
'•'Dick—Dick?" repealed Ihe teacher.
"And what kind of bird Is a 'Dick,*
plense?"
"Our connry," nnswered Bessie. "Tbe
ent vxtlucted him."
Marquis.
The dcslgnntlon mnrquls Is the second In the five orders of English nobility. The term originally Indicated persons who hnd the enre of the marches
of a country. Tbe word marches Is
the plural of mnrk, wblch In Us -mlltl-
cnl sense signifies boundaries. Sucb
were the lands on the borders of England nud Scotlnnd nud of Englnnd and
Wales.
Early Football Players.
Footbnll wns for mnny yenrs the na-
tlonnl gnme of Florence. The season
was from Jnnunry to March, nnd the
ladles and gentlemen of Florence nnd
the populace as well were wnnt to assemble on the Piazza Santa ('.loco to
witness the gnme, wliich wns called
"calclo," from tbe word meaning "to
kick." Tbe lust gnme wub played In
1730. 	
Corrected.
F.mployer (nngrllyi-Young man. what
do you menu by sluing there doing
nothing for the Inst half hour? Don't
you know better thou to wnste your
time In tbnt wny? Office floy-l nln't
wnstln' my time. It wns some of
yours.-ChIcngo News.
Be not arrogant when fortune smile*
nor dejected whe" -si* *Scu".a-Ant»
Bill*. ... .     .
A Question ot Color,
The enormous difficulties of color
terminology are illustrated by a customer's "exact statement of ber requirements" in a large Deansgate establishment one day. "Something In
blue taffeta silk, please. 1 don't want
anything as dark as navy blue nor auy- !
thing as light as Cambridge blue, but >
something darker tban Eton blue and j
yet a little off from an electric blue
and hardly a sky blue—more like a
robin's egg blue and yet not quite so
light but not an Indigo blue, but some-
tbirt*-' like this tint; 1 think they call It
nornlng glory blue, wblch Is something
like a turquoise blue and yet not quite
so light ns tbat and yet not so dark
quite ns this aquamarine blue nor so
light ns baby blue. Now, tf you have
anything In the shade 1 have described,
please show It to me," The Intelligent
assistant unrolled a length, n cross between the blue devils and the deep sea,
with tbe remark: "This Is tbe shade
of blue you require, madam. It Is
called 'London milk!'"—Dyer and Calico Printer.
DIGGING THE KAURI GUM
IT   18  ONE  OF  NEW  ZEALAND'S
Bid INDUSTRIES.
The Oriental Mind.
. Frederic S. Ishnm, the author, told
tbe following to Illustrate tbe double
dyed duplicity of the oriental mind.
Mr. Isbam wns In Pekin. Passing the
arch to the Baron von Kettler, supposed to be an arch of contrition for
the foul assassination of that hrave official, the novelist asked a Chinaman
wbo spoke a little English:
"tou know wby this monument was
erected, I suppose?"
"Oh, yes," was the ready reply In
dialect "to commemorate a triumphal
deed, the death of a very powerful foreigner!"
'•Commemorate! And is thaf'-ln
amazement—"wbat tbe people generally think was the purpose of this monument?"
"Wby not?". The Celestial's face was
Immovable, but a suggestion of sor-
donlc humor seemed to flash from bis
slant eyes. "Chinese people much Ilkee
monument"
And, Indeed, tbey seemed to bask In
the shade of it with much satisfaction. 	
Venetian Coffee Houses.
The first cup of coffee was drunk In
Europe at Venice toward tbe end of
the sixteenth century. The Venetian
chronicler Moroslnl In his records of
the events In the year 1685 mentions
the beverage colled "eavee" drunk by
tbe Turks and noted for Its anti-soporific qualities. In the year 1501 a
Venetian doctor Introduced the berries
from Egypt taught his countrymen
how to crush them nnd brew tbe beverage, and the use of coffee soon he-
came general—so much so, In fact thut
Venice was full of coffee houses where
the people Idled away their days drinking the aromatic beverage. A peculiarity of the Venetian coffee houses
was that their patrons did not pay for
each cup of coffee they drank, but
settled their bills for all tbe coffee
consumed at the end of each year.
The regular price of a cup of coffee
wos 5 soldi, about 2% cents, and hi
some of the old cafes of Venice today
the same price Is still cbarged.-New
York Sun.
Awkward Compliment.
There Is such a thing as being too
persistently complimentary. A candid
and well meaning professor who had
witnessed the performance of a little
play in n prlvnte house In which Itls
hostess hnd taken the lending part met
tbe lady ns she came from behind the
curtain.
"Madam," he snid, rushing up to her.
"you plnyed excellently. That part tits
yon to perfection."
"Oh. no, professor," said the lady
modestly. "A young nnd pretty woman Is needed for that part."
"But, madam," persisted the professor, "you have positively proved the
contrary!"—Pearson's Weekly.
Blamed the Planets.
In the middle of the fourteent!-, century In Paris u new ordinance enjoining the cleansing of the streets nnd
the shutting up of swine was carefully
neglected, ns usual, nnd a terrible
plngue was the consequence. The faculty of medicine, called upon for a
remedy by the king, sent to Inform
hlm after long discussion thnt the
plngue wus tbe result of a hostile con-
junction of the planets Murs nud Jupiter. 	
The Cause of Drafts.
Why Is It that windows nnd doors
nre frequently III filling? There Is
nothing wrong with the wood Itself,
nor with the worliinnnshlp, as a rule,
nor Willi the lit, nt the outset nt lenst
but the whole trouble Is duo to Me
wood being nnsensoned, or, rather,
only partially seasoned, at tbe time It
Is mnde up.—Timber.
Optimistic
"Is Jones nn optimist?"
"Is be? He found a ticket entitling
him to a chance lu nn automobile
drawing the other day, nnd he Is
building a garage."—Boston Transcript
Answered.
Bohhy-What's the sl-ilc life, pn?
I'allier-I'olng your own work, my sob.
Bobby—And wbnt's the strenuous life?
Kol her— Doing some other fellow's
work.   Now run nlong nnd piny.
Reminders.
Mrs.—Be sold I reminded hlm of n
Creel; goddess. Mr.-Hub! Mrs.-Whnt
do I remind you of? Mr.-Of every
domed thing I overlook that you nsk
me to do.-Cleveland Leader.
The temple nf fame stands upon the
grave. Tbe (lnmo that burns upon Its
nltnrs Is kindled from tho ashes of
dead men.
Thousands of Men Make a Livelihood
In the North Island Spearing In
the Ground for Hardened Resin of
Kauri Pine Trees — Price Ranges
From $240 to $260 Per Ton—How
Diggers Live.
Take n map of the North Island of
New Zealand, draw a line from volcanic White Island, in the Bay of
Plenty, through the southern end of
Tsuranga Harbor, and across to
Whoingnroa Harbor, and you have
the southern boundary of the Kauri-
gum district of New Zealand/ From
here to the North Cape lie the gum-
fields.
The Kauri pine, several known
specimens of which measure from
25 to 30 feet in diameter, exudes a
gum which, on exposure to the air,
hardens, and in the course of tirne,
by the tree shedding its bark, falls
to the ground and is buried in the
humus.
Thousands of men make a living by
digging this gum, which is a very
valuable article of commerce. Th.-
tools used for finding it nre ordinary
spades and spears of various lengths
according to the depth of ground
which the digger is working iu. He
first uses the spear to locate the gum,
by prodding the ground with it. The
spear bus a rather blunt point, so
thot it will not go through the gum,
and the experienced digger con tali
by the sound whether he has struck
gum, wood, stone, or charcoal,
It has recently been discovered thnt
a small piece of iron or wire, twisted
round the spear two or three inches
from the point, makes it easier work
for the digger when spearing in stiff
or hard ground — which sounds improbable until it is explnined that
the smnll piece of iron is mnking the
hole lor the spear, while on the other
hand, without this small piece of
iron, the digger has to force in the
whoie length of the spenr, which, being tnpered, requires increusing effort the deeper it goes.
The maioritv of the diggers live in
tents or shanties made of sneks, split
open, and nailed on to rough wooden
frames after being sewn together into sheets of convenient sizes to cover
roof and walls. The house is then
finished off with a clay chimney. The
gum lies at all depths, from a few
inches on the hills ond level country
to fourteen feet or more in the swamps
and landslips.
The shallow grounds are the winter
fields, and the gum obtained is generally oi the best quality. The price,'
at the time ol writing, for this class
of gum ranges from $22.60 to $27.50
per cwt., according to color aiid transparency, the lightest colored and mors
transparent being the more valuable.
The smallest pieces are generally
washed, nnd not scraped, and realize
from $10 to $12.50 per cwt.
Scattered about over the ground are
mounds, with a Baucer-like depres
sion close by. This depression is,
where the tree stood, und the mound
is the enrth pulled up by the roon
ol the tree when it fell. These mounds
sometimes contain as much as tw.i
cwt. of gum, and the hollow also,
sometimes, contains as much.
In some plucea a black or dar.:
brown gum is procured. This is generally found in depressions or basins. ,
First, there is a layer of white gum
near the surface; about a foot fir
eighteen inches deeper, another Inyer
ol white, ol not very good quality,
nnd down on the bed-rock lies tlw
black gum. There nre various theories ns to why this gum is
black. Some soy it was produced by n black-hearted species o!
Kauri pine, which is so heavy with
gum that it will hardly Hoot. Tho
writer's opinion is that the gum hns
nbsorbed the tannin from the humus
amongst which it has loin for hundreds of years. This decoyed ve<*"-
tation is not found in such quantity
where white gum only is found, rn.l
when dipping for black gum the diggers hands get stained a dark brown
by the humus.
In some places landslips have covered the gum to a depth of 10 or 12
feet or more. This "slip-digging" is
rather uncertain, as a man might,
ufter speuring n piece of gum, dig n
deep hole nnd get only the piece
which he spenrcd, or he might havo
struck a patch and get, pcrbnps, n,
ton out of it. A patch wliich yielded
nearly "3 cwt. wns discovered nt low-
water mark on a mud flat on tho
Kalpara Harbor, und, nppnrcntly,
wus all deposited by one tree. It wna
lying in a thick deposit of decayed
vegetation, with n foot or eighteen
Inches ol river mud on top. This gum
realized $2-10 per ton unscrnped (simply washed), and the digger got over
$250 lor three weeks' work, nnd he
could work ut it not longer thnn three
hours—between the tides.
The Choice of Evils.
Mr. (> H. Kingswell, pnrt owner of
The Band Daily Mnil, was the first
South African delegate to the Imperial Press Conference to arrive in London, and his many lriends have been
delighted to meet him ngnin. Although Mr. Kingswell has something
of nn impediment in his speech, he
tolls many n good story. A friend
once observed that, when he was relating yarns containing American dialogue, his stammering left him. "Why
don't you get rid of your impediment
by alwnys spenking in the Americnn
style?" nske.1 his friend. "I'd a j-j-j;
jolly s-s-sight eoo-soo-sooner stutter,
snswercd Mr. Kingswell.
The  Trouble  With  Golt.
Queen Victoria once induced Count
Shuvnlov, the Buasian ambassador, to
try a gnme of golt at Balmoral. The
Russian did try, but nfter innumerable misses he turned round to one
of the bystanders and said:
"Ach, monsieur, it would be a very
nice gnme if the ball was ten times
larger.   Now let ui go home."
Hut what he said in Russian to hlm-
tolf ii not recorded. THE   REPORTER,   NEW   MICHEL,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA.
Tke Lack
Of a Nickel
■By John Haztn HasKfll.
Copyrighted,    1909,   by   Associated
Literary Press.
Hnlluwiiy lauded breuthless on tbe
top siep of the elevated station Just as
the northbound express pulled out. He
was already live minutes lute to a dinner engagement, ond he could hnve
made it in teu if he could have caught
tbut express.
He bad visions of n pretty little wo-
msn In a violet colored evening gown
tapping nn Impatient foot on the oriental rug In the corner of the library.
An empty express whizzed by on tbe
other truck on Its wny downtown; then
a southbound local pulled In on tbe opposite side, uulonded n passenger and
went on Its way.
The passenger was a tall girl tn gray,
With a fluffy gray fur about her face
and a big black hot—the dim light and
the distance across tracks between revealed no more to Holloway.
She did not leave the platform, but
sat down on tbe edge 0/ a bench In tbe
uneasy way of some one who does not
expect to stay long.
"Waiting for some one," sold Hallo-
way. He thought she must be pretty
and wondered what color the hair under tbat big hat was.
Three or four minutes passed. Tbe
pair, divided by the glistening lines of
railB, eyed each other covertly and
tried to look unconscious. The girl's
foot was tapping the floor, and sbe
turned at every sonnd to peer down
tbe stairs. At last she leaned forward
and called across the chasm:
"Pardon me, slrl Can you tell me
what time It Is?"
Holloway stopped suddenly In his
walk. That voice bad a familiar sonnd.
Be consulted bis watch.
."Certainly. It Is now ten minutes
past 7," be called back.
He henrd the girl gasp, whether in
surprise at the hour or In recognition
of his voice be could not tell.
"Thank you," sbe said nfter a second, tben silence, and anotber empty
express whizzed by.
After awhile she spoke again. "Have
70U been bere long?" she asked.
'Seven minutes or so."
"Did you happen—that la, you mlgbt
"DICK   HALLOWATl"  HI HEAHD HER CBY.
—did you see—a—a—gentleman waiting here?"
Halloway was sure of the voice now
and also tbat she did not recognize
blm. "No; I am sorry to say 1 have
not   You are waiting for some one?"
"Yes, but 1 am a little lute, 1 fear.
Are you quite sure your watch Is quite
right?"
"Quite so, I'm afraid. It was with
official time at 0."
"Thank you Just the same," she said
nnd sighed.
Hnlloway'B express pulled In, and,
banishing the vision of an Irate hostess, he let It go without blm. When
the train had gone and the girl snw
blm still there she sat up very straight
"Wasn't that your train?" she asked,
witb suspicion.
"Why, yes—no—thnt Is. I nm wnit-
lng for some one nlso," he lied cheerfully.
A long Bilence followed. Trains
came und went; passengers alighted
and disappeared dowu the stnirs; theater goers begun to arrive and in due
time were carried on to the city. Still
no uian came to meet the girl, und still
lliillowny pneed the plntform. He hnd
let two express trains go by now, nnd
he men nt to stay till he saw the girl
safe aboard a downtown train; also
be burned with an Utbello-like desire
to see who the "gentleman" mlgbt be.
When once more they bnd the pint-
form all to themselves tbe girl spoke
again.
"I nm going to nsk you a question,"
she sold. "If 0 man bnd nn engagement with n girl for 0:20 nnd she did
not come till after 7. do you think he
might not wait for her?"
"He might think she wns not coming," Hnllowny replied.
"Do you think he might be this late
himself?"
Hnllowny looked nt his watch. "Half
pant 7.   Well, hardly."
"Then I surely ought not to wnlt
longer," sold the girl ond. rising, started toward the stairs. But suddenly
she stopped with o Utile cry.
"What Is It?" nsked Holloway, for-
petllng everything hut Hint this girl
who wob everything to him wos In
trouble.
"Oh. I Just thought of something."
said the girl. She walked slowly back
to the bench nud snt down, with
her eyes bent on the bench In deep
thought
Uallowuy went to Ihe edge of the
platform' and leaned as far ont as be
could without falling.
"You are In trouble. Won't you let
me help you?" be pleaded earnestly.
"Why, (.bank you." she faltered. "I
don't know-I think, maybe"- Suddenly sbe threw up her hend und
Inughed. How thnt Inugh weut to
Hnllowny's heart! "Well, the fart Is,"
she continued, "that I was so sure pf
meeting my cousin here thot I only
slipped a nickel In my glove—and—nnd
—well, you see, I have no cor fore."
Then they laughed together.
That one word "cousin" wos as holm
to 0 wounded heart. Holloway knew
this cousin well. He hod boarded at
tbe plnce wbere Holloway himself
lived, nnd he hnd left blm In Jacket
nnd slippers, pipe In hnnd. lounging In
his favorite morris choir. It wus a
pure case of "forgot"
"Oh, If that's all," sold Hnllowny. "I
can Just come over ond escort you
myself to whore you wish to go."
The girl drew herself up with dignity. "I would not bother you," she
snid, "but If you would be so kind
you might fold your enrd nbout n
nickel nnd toss It ncross. nnd I could
return It In the morning."
"Oh, certainly, If you prefer," snid
Hnllowny.
A hnppy thought struck him. In pretense of hunting n curd he stepped directly under nn electric light, raising
bis hend so It might shine In bis fnce.
"Dick Hnllowoy!" he beard her cry.
He turned; grinning. She stamped her
foot on the edge of the platform.
"How dare you speak to me," she
cried, "after I told you never to
again?"
"My dear girl, I beg to remind you
that you spoke flrst."
"Well, I'm sure I didn't know it was
you."
"1 expect I have changed a great
deal In the last two weeks," said Hnllowny, with pathetic emphnsls. The
girl tapped her foot nnd said nothing.
"In the meantime," he resumed, "may
I nsk. do you still want tbat nickel, or
may I come over to your side and take
you downtown to dinner?"
"No, indeed, you may not But I
suppose I'll have to take tbe nickel,
and as 1 have to go over there to get
a train bome you may meet me downstairs and bave tbe pleasure of paying my fare for the last time."
"Very well. But you can't prevent
my going out on the same train."
"I thought you were waiting for
some one?"
"I was waiting to see tbe cbap you
were waiting for."
"Jealous?"
"I own It Also that Is what ailed
me two weeks ago."
"You admit that." asked the girl,
"and all tbe rest—that you were wrong
about tbe whole tblng?" sbe asked
again.
"That I was wrong about the whole
thing," said Halloway. "I would have
told you tbat a week ago If you had
given me a chance. Edith, I was 11
chump, and I'm no end sorry, and you
are"— ..
"Dick—oh, Dick," she Interrupted,
"come on over to my side, nnd I'll go
downtown to dinner with you!"
Teaching a Dog to Swim,
A good story is told of a well known
Instructor In swimming. One day recently a rlcbly dressed middle aged
woman drove up to his school. Sbe
carried a poodle dog tn ber arms.
"Oh. Mr. Jones," she said, "1 want
to hnve my little doggie taught to
swim. He might foil Into tbe water
some dny and be drowned. Can you
teach him?"
"I think so," snid Mr. Joues.
"How much will It cost?"
"Madam, I don't see how I can do It
for less than £5,"
"Oh, thank you," she said. "And
when could you give tbe poodle his
first lesson?"
"At once, madam."
Suiting tbe action to tbe word, he
took the "little doggie" from the arms
of his mistress and pitched him some
twenty or twenty-five feet out Into
the wuter.
"Oh-h-li, tbe darling!" halt shrieked
tbe fond mistress.
"Doggie" turned right side up in an
Install! and paddled bnck to the side.
Mr. Jones lifted hlm out of tbe wnter.
pnrtliilly dried blm wltb a towel and
gravely remnrked:
"Flue dog. inndiim. Most intelligent
nnlniol 1 ever sow. No trouble at nil
to tench hlm. Needs nbout two more
lessons, two dnys apart—nny time In
the morning between 10 aud 12."
"Oh, you denr, brave little doggie!
Learning to bwIiu, nre you? Mr. Jones,
I cannot tbnnk you enough." All this
from the happy mistress.
Two more lessons made the dog an
expert swimmer.—London Telegraph.
Two Characters of Great Art
Remember iilwnys you hnve two
characters In whlcb all greatness of
art couslsts-lirBt tbe enruest nnd In-
tense seizing of natural facts, then tbe
ordering of those facts by strength of
humnn Intellect so ns to make tbem
for all who look upon them to tbe utmost serviceable, reniurkuble and beau-
tlful. And thus greut art is nothing
else than the type of strung and noble
life, for, as the Ignoble person In his
denllugs wltb nil thnt occurs In tbe
world nbout blm first sees nothing
cleurly, looks nothing fairly In tbe face
and then allows lilmselMo be swept
uwny by the trampling torrent nnd
unescnpnble force of the things thnt
he would not foresee und could not un-
derstnnd, so thnt noble person, looking tbe facts of the world full In the
fnce nnd fnthotntng them wltb deep
fncnlty, then deals with tbem In un-
nlnrnied Intelligence nnd unhurried
strength nnd becomes, with his humnn
Intellect nnd will, no unconscious 01
Inslgnlfleniit ngent In consummating
their good and restraining their evll.-
ftuskln.
MILNER, THE PROPHET.
Great  Imperialist Has Had a Great
Career of Hard Work.
A prophet in a frock-coat. The lean,
ascetic figure; the face worn with toil
and thought; the high, intellectual
forehead — these things lead one to
think of the prophet. And a prophet
of Empire Lord Milner is. , He has
the clear, penetrative vision—the single eye, and the single mind which
clears away sophistry and reduces
things to their elements, which, fur
more than any gift of supernatural
foresight, is the true qunlity of th.-
prophet. His philosophicnl training
under Jowett nt Bnlliol, his enrly experience in journalism, his yenrs of
toil at the details of finance in Egypt;
these were but the wanderings in the
wilderness. But then enme the period
of service ub governor of the Cape
and High Commissioner of South Africa, when he bore upon his shoulders
a burden heavier, perhaps, thnn thnt
carried by any living man. Lonely,
hated by the majority of those nround
him, vilified by pnrty politicinns nt
home, he bore steudily on to his end,
spending nnd spent for the good of
his country.
The marvel of Lord Milner's ndmin-
istrntion in South Afrien, hns, perhaps, not been fully appreciated. The
clear sight which looked beyond the
affairs of the moment and realize the
end to be sought; the firmness which
shrank not even from war to obtain
that end; these are things which are
not easy to grasp. Most of his predecessors wrecked their reputation in
that unfortunate land. He made his,
and it was sealed when a sentimental
majority of the House of Commons
passed a vote of censure upon him.
The personality of Lord Milner is
known but little to his fellow-countrymen. On the surface nothing is so
apparent as the calm self-control. According to Sir Frederick Corruthers-
Gould in South Africa he was "deemed to be orgulous." He returned broken in health—as well he might be,
after the eares and vexations of those
eight years. Day after day, on his
return, found him sitting by the bedside of ,n friend, smitten unto death,
reading to him and giving him
strength for the passage. Beneath the
almost pedantic exertion there beats
a great heart, and from it he draws
his insight into men and affairs,
which, to the amazement of many, is
becoming so apparent in his all-too-
few excursions into public life.
GREAT HISTRIONIC ABILITY.
Winner of Margaret Anglln Bracelet
In Earl Grey Competition.
Miss Marguerite Jancy, the winner
of the Margaret Anglin bracelet in
the Earl Grey musical and dramatic
competition at Montreal, is a Montreal young lady. She made a decided
hit as Lionnette, the wife in the Prin-
cesse de Bagdad, the play that was
presented by Le Cercle Litteraire of
St. Henri, Montreal. Her work was
of a finished chnrncter and might
well be judged by professional standards, and, although previously unknown to the general public, the
young woman  at  once  sprang into
•MULTIPLE HITCHES.
MI8S MARGUERITE JANCY.
fnme with the frequenters of His Majesty's thentre. Montrenl. John Cor-
bin, the celebrated New York critic,
spoke very highly of the nnture of
Miss Jancy's acting.
Miss Jancy was born in Montrenl
in 1890 and wns educnted nt the convent of the Sisters of the Congregn-
tion De Notre Dnme in thnt city and
at the Montreal High School, of
whicli she is a graduate. She made
her debut as an amnteur nctress with
Le Cercle Litteraire St. Henri, of
Montreal, and a yenr ngo wns one of
the winners with that club of the
trophy offered by Ln Pntrie and of a
gold medal presented for Inst year's
competition, in which some 18 drnmn-
tic compnnies took pnrt. She played
the leading part with the St. Henri
Cercle in La Catnlane, Monbnrs, Rome
soub Nero, and Les Deux Grosses. It
is said that Miss Jancy will likely
enter upon a professional career at
an enrly date and her friends predict
a brilliant future for her.
An Intellectual Gentleman.
Sir Robert Ball, who has been prominent in his advocacy of the Daylight
Saving Bill in England, is rather fond
of telling n story of how, nrriving in
a remote town in Ireland to give a
lecture, he could not find the prop '
ed conveyance. Presently, nil the other pessengers hnving cleared off, he
wss approached by an Irish servant,
who rather timidly inquired whether
he was Sir Robert Bull. Receiving the
affirmative answer, he burst forth,
"Sure I nm sorry to have kept yon
wuiting, but I wns told to look for nn
intellectual gentleman."
Dr. Marcus' Deds, of Edinburgh.
Dr. Marcus Dods, principul of New
College, Edinburgh, who died recently, was one of the greatest theological
forceB in Scotland and one of the
most widely-rend scholnrs in Europe.
He hnd u profound knowledge of Ger-
mnn theology. Dr. Whyte referred to
this in the funeral sermon which he
preached the other Sunday before a
vast congregation in St. George's
Church, Edinburgh.
Good Arran»..nent For Driving Pour
or Five Horses Abreast,
Writing of multiple hitches in the
Breeder's Gazette, Chicago, A Missouri:! n snys: My method of hitching four
horses works equnlly well with three,
four and five horses. I hnve quite often driven five horses abreast, but not
more. However, I believe that six and
seven or even eight can be worked in
this way ns well ns four.
Tnke the Hues of the two outside
horses nnd hitch the snme as you
would hitch two horses—that Is, snap
the spread line In the bit next to the
outside horse.  Then get three straps
■Lax r .*> 1 ea.   fi * •&..--•*>' «V
The Problem
By TC. B. Shtlton.
Copyrighted,   1909,   by   Associated
Literary Press.
A SIULTIPLI" HITCH.
nbout eighteen inches long, make tbem
so you enn ndjust them to any length
with a buckle nnd hnve a snap ln each
end. Snap one end In the right side of
the outside near borse and ln tbe left
side of tbe horse next to It. Snap the
Inside two horses together ln a like
manner nnd also the two off horses.
Your horses when bitched will appear
us In the Illustration.
This arrangement works finely on a
plow, drill drag or nnything wbere
four horses nre hitched nbrenst except
on n binder. I then tnke down the line
of the borse next to the one on the
near side nnd drive ns I would two
horses on n wngon. except that I hnve
them hitched together with the strap.
The line on the off borse I hong to
some lever on the binder, ns I use it
only when turning to the right or holding bnck ln ense be is too free.
If 1 hnve oue horse tbnt Is too free
I hitch him in the middle nnd n slower
horse on ench side, tben tnke n bitch
strap, slip two snaps on It nnd tie it to
the home ring of one of the horses
next to him, then snnp one snnp in
ench side of his bit, nnd the other end
of tbe hitch strap I snnp to the third
horse's home ring. This will give him
all the freedom to move sidewnys thnt
he needs, but he cannot go faster than
the other horses, for tbe bltcb strap
will hold him buck.
A Sensible Feeding Floor.
A feeding floor will snvo Its cost In
one season. It Is impossible to estimate the number of tons of com that
nre wnsted every yenr by being trampled Into the mud nnd snow by hogs.
The floor should be from four to six
Inches from the ground, built solidly
of good timbers, nnd nround tbe edge
should be nniled tightly n 2 by 4 scantling to prevent the com from being
scraped off Into the mud.
Cnverly looked up from the litter of
papers on the library table and regarded thoughtfully tbe pretty, anxious
face of the girl who sat close to the
fire.
"I'd no Idea your father was so heavily Involved In this matter," said he.
"There is precious little left for you.
If he had lived no doubt be would
hnve mnde nn Immense fortune out ot
this thing. As it is—well, nbout twenty-live hundred Is all 1 can make out
of the estate, figure it up as best I
can."
The girl said uothlng. The past few
days that Cnverly bad been figuring,
figuring, always figuring, had prepared
her for the worst.
"You can't live on what's left, Catherine." be said slowly, the while he
looked frownlngly at the celling. "You
simply can't I really think the only
wny out of this—the only fenslble
wny"-
He paused, while his frown deepened.
"Whnt Is the wny yon suggest, Jim?"
the girl nsked very quietly.
"Well, you see," snid he. "I hnve
money enough. Fact is, Catherine, I've
Freezing Does Not Hurt Silage.
The freezing of silage does not necessarily mean a loss, ns It may be
thawed out and mode fit for feeding
nnd when properly nttended to need
not rot or mold. The frozen sllnge
mny be often thnwed by mixing with
the wnrm sllnge nt the center of the
silo. It Is generally considered dangerous to feed frozen silage.—Iowa
Bulletin.
0-
THE   HOUSEMAN.
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A soft cloth Is better to rub the dirt
from n horse's legs thnn n comb. Some
horses nre very sensitive About the use
of h comb on their legs. A cloth they
will never object to.
Contrsctlon of Baok Tendons,
In the enrly stages of severe enses
of contraction of bnck tendons, or
"kneestrlng," give n complete rest,
shorten the toe nnd apply n high heeled shoe nnd hot fomentations continuously or cold astringent lotions. When
best nnd tenderness subside the high
heeled shoe mny be dlnpenscd with,
the foot shod level nnd active blisters
applied. Iodide of mercury Is the best.
Buy s Well Broken Animal,
Before buying n horse see thut he Is
well broken. A home mny be perfect
ln form nnd build, sound In wlud nnd
limb nnd yet be rendered worse thnn
valueless by vicious bablts or bad
training.
When Colts Gnaw Reins.
To prevent colts from gnawing reins
wnsh tbe reins In alcohol In' which
aloes and nsafctlda hnre been dis
solved. Generally one trlnl will effect
a cure. The same result has been produced wbeu a few seeds of red pepper
have been thrust Into small Incisions
ln leather, left purposely within the
colt's reach.
Teaching the Colt to Eat,
An old horseman snys thnt the best
way to teach a colt to ent is to begin
while the lpnre is musing It He
feeds the mnrc once n dny on hay cut
in lner> lengths, mixed with bran, middlings or other ground feed nud main
lened with wnter, Just enough to innkc
It adhere to the hoy ond not be Bloppy,
He arranges the feed box so the colt
enn learn to ent with the mere. In this
wny by wennlng time the little nnlinu!
will be nble to keep his colt flesh, nnd
wennlng will nof hurt him. A little of
this feed will digest enslly. Is cconoui-
Icnl. will distend bis stomach, and if
followed until he Is four or Ave years
old, when IiIb digestive organs aro In
perfect working order, he will be practically Immune from colic or stomach
trouble.
BE CAUGHT BUB IS BIS ARMS.
got more than I know what to do
with. You must let me take care of
you. We better be married, you and
1.  Tbat will give me the right"
The girl flushed. She looked at the
homely, honest face now bent again
above the papers on the table.
"Oh, ,11m," she sold breathlessly,
"how enn you? I know how you menu
It," sbe hurried on ns n look of pnlned
surprise crossed his fnce. "You are
good, as you've nlwuys been—too good
nnd too thoughtful. But married?"
She Inughed a bit hysterically, "Oh,
dear, no!"
"I wlBh you would," said be rather
heavily. "As I sny, I hnve money In
plenty, nnd this estate of yonr father's"—
"Jim, hush!" said the girl. "It la
Impossible. Plense—please don't say
anything more nbout It. I'll take care
of myself somehow. There's a little
money, you sny. Well nnd good. I
shall have to support myself. I shall
simply hnve to lenrn to. There's my
music. I certainly should be nble to
do something with thnt. I'm sure I
1 enn mnke n good bit giving lessons."
Cnverly looked doubtful. "Of course
If It's quite Impossible"—
"It Is." she declared.
"Well, then," Bald be, still dubiously,
"you might try the music lessons. But
If they full the offer I Just made still
holds good."
lie arose nnd picked up his hat and
gloves. As the door closed behind him
the girl stood nt the window; wntchlng
rather wistfully the brand shoulders
nnd tho erect hend ns their owner
made Ills way toward the avenue.
Something like n rueful smile curved
the corners of her mouth. If Jim's
offer hnd only come under different
J circumstances nnd ln n different wny,
Bhe wns thinking, It would hnve slm-
I plllled matters amazingly.
I But ,11m wns such a whole souled,
j honest, Blow ifilnded cbap he never
j could do a tblng tactfully nor hide the
I real Import of his meaning.
Cnverly. on bis pnrt. stalked down
him to action, and wltb no waste 01
time he burrled to ber bouse. He
found tbe girl In the little library
wheie be had seen ber last
It was a rather tired Catherine who
greeted him, a thin and pitiful Cnlh-
ertne. with big eyes end an air of
weurlness thnt roused his Inmost being to linger.
"Look here," he said with his usunl
enndor; "you look.Just about played
out."
"Well, I am," Bhe said, almost defiantly.
"And what's nil this I bear about your
marrying Brewster?" he demnnded.
"The truth," she ssld wenrlly.
Cnverly begnn pulling nt the fingers
of his gloves. His brows were drawn
together, nnd his eyes refused to meet
her own. Plnlnly there wnB something-
he wnnted to sny. Cntherlne knew the
symptoms of old. She waited patiently.
"Wbat are you marrying him for?"
he blurted out nt length.
"Money!" said Catherine through
tight lips.
There was nnother period of silence.
"He hnsn't got as much money as t
hnve." snid he.
The girl wns silent
"Why didn't you mnrry me?" he
snid sharply. "I'd hnve given you
more money thnn he enn. I'd hnve
been better to you, too, I'll wnrrnnt
you." I know Brewster. I enn't benr
the thought of your- mnrrylng hlm.
You know rae. You know I'll nt lenst
be decent to you. I'll not trouble you.
I'll keep ont of your way ns much ns
yon nsk.   Why don't you mnrry me?"
"I enn't" she Bald.
"Why not?" he demanded.
"Becnuse—becnuse—oh, It's different.
I enn't mnrry you Just for money, Jim.
I enn't—I enn't!"
"Why not?" be repeated Inexorably.
"Don't you know?" tbe girl asked,
her fnce turned away.
"No," sold he.
"Well, I can mnrry Mr. Brewster for
hla money because I don't core for
him, and you"— '
Cnverly snt up. Tbe blood rushed)
to bis fnce, tben receded, lenving it
very white.
"Cntherlne! Cntherlne!" he cried.
"You don't menu—you enn't mean-
good Lord!"
"I mean that I do care about you,
Jim. aud so"—
"Did you think I offered to marry
you Just because you were left alone-
In tbe world and practically penniless?" said he. "Did you think 1 didn't
care nbout you—didn't love you? Good
henvens. Cntherlne, where nre yonr
eyes? I've loved you since you were
n child. I've—I've—whnt's the sense-
of my trying to tell you how much I
loved you? I enn't. I didn't suppose
you ever cared two cents for me—
not with my face and my general stu-,
pldlty."
"I should never have told you," said,
she, "but now things ore all settled-
vl.h fir. Brewster somehow—Bome-
hjw"-
"Tbey're not settled until after I've*
seen him," Caverly declared. "And'
what's settled will be quickly unsettled. You thought I wanted to morry
you Just to take care of you-becouse
I thought It was my duty, eh? Well.
Just watch me."
He caught her In his arms. Even.
stupid men have moments of something approaching brilliancy.
tbe little street, wondering how on
earth ho bad ever the courage to make
his offer and feeling decidedly like a
man who bad taken an unfair advantage.
"Me?" be sold scornfully to blmself
nnd half aloud. "Catherine mnrry
me? I don't blame her. I swear I
don't! 'My face would stop a clock
two blocks away, nnd I'm just about
ns much suited to her ns nn elephant
is to a humming bird. Lord knows,
though, I enn't henr the thought of ber
working for her living." •
Nevertheless the music lessons began. But somehow they were not n
great success. Catherine struggled on
bravely, but pupils were few and far
between, nnd nt tbe end of the first
yenr there bnd been nn amazing
shrinkage of tbe slender legacy tbat
had come to her ot her father's sudden
death.
Another six months, nnd so little
wns left thnt Cntherlne wns genuinely
nlnrmetl. It wns then that Caverly
heard the news one dny thnt Catherine
wns to mnrry FreoVrHt Brewster, her
father's partner.    The rumor stirred
The Way to Catch Fless.
That the flea Is elusive Is proverbial,
but that the bureau of entomology of
the department of agriculture ln Washington bit upon a plnn to circumvent
Ihe irritating little Insect Is not generally known. According to Van Nor-
den's Magazine, the government hns.
discovered a method by wblch any
housekeeper may rid berself of a vln-
llntion within a very short time.
Fill n glnss three-fourtbs with wnter.
on top of which pour about nn Inch of
olive oil; tben plnce a nlgbt flout 111.
little wick inserted ln n enrdbonrd disk
or ln a cork disk) In the center of the
oil. Place tbe tumbler In tbe center
of n soup plate filled wltb strong soapsuds. Tbe wick should be lighted ;it
night on retiring or may be used tunny dnrk room. As the soup plnte
soapsuds trap Is placed on the floor
of the room it does uot Interfere with,
the sleeper, nud the fleas wblch nre
on the floor are attracted to the light.
For outli ilWIngs. such ns bnrus, etc.,
n large mil', an muy be used, und instead of using olive oil und a g.'ss-
n stable lautern muy be plnced In tb,'
center of (lie pnn, while Instend of
soapsuds u j- .1111 of keroseue may be
put on the voter In tbe milk pnn,
Tbls mei od, It Is sold, will rid a
house of the pests In a few nights.
Making a King's Counssl.
To most people It must often appear
that the legal maxim. "Every mam
knows tbe law," was Invented by some
wng. It would be mnch more correct
to say that no man knows the Inw,
nnd the general public are. generally
spcnklng, nlso totally Ignorant of the-
manner tn which a man becomes a
K. C, In tbe ordinary course of things-
nny barrister of ten years' standing
is supposed to hare tbe right to apply
for silk, und It be thinks thot he has.
any chnnce of gaining the honor ho-
applies direct to tbe lord chancellor.
But the etiquette of the bnr derannds
thnt any man wbo applies for silk
shall write and Inform every member
of his circuit who Is of longer standing—tbat Is, whs has been called to
the bnr fnr a more extended period
than hlmself-of the fact that he hns
so npplled. Thin Intimation gives the
senior nn opportunity of considering
whether he should blmself apply and
by doing so maintain his right of*
seniority. Tbe decision of the lord:
chancellor Is final on the question.
When he bns decided to mnke a new
Imtch of silks the uppllcnnts who hnve-
been snecessful are Informed of the.
fact, nnd the nppolntracnts aro duly
pizi lli-U.-Duiidoe Advertiser.
	 THE   REPORTER,   NEW   MICHEL,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA.
Why Not Fill
Your Body
With New Energy
And avoid the weakness and tired feelings of spring—You can do this
by   using   DR.   CHASE'S
NERVE   FOOD
You need not be a victim of circumstances and suffer all the weakening
and depressing effects of spring.
Tired feelings, headaches, indigestion and nervous troubles all fly away
when the system is flooded with rich,
red blood.
Energy and vigor only come after
all the ordinary wonts of the system
are supplied. Dr. Chase's Nerve Food
is so wonderfully successful as a
blood builder that you soon begin to
feel strong and healthy by its use.
By means of this grent restorative
treatment you can rebuild the body
when it hns been wasted by worry,
overwork, lingering colds, or the depressing and debilitating effects of
spring.
There is no reaction after the use
of Dr. Chase's Nerve Food becnuse it
is not a. stimulant. On the contrary,
it is n blood-forming, system-building
medicine which by working hnnd in
hand with Nature proves of Justing
benefit to the system nnd thoroughly
drives out weakness nnd disense by
filling the system with new energy
and vigor.
Mrs. H. A. Loynes, nurse, Philips-
burg, Que., writes: "I wns all run
down nnd could not do my own work.
Everything I nte mnde me sick. In
nursing others I hnd seen the good results of Dr. Chnse's Nerve Food nnd
-resolved to try it. As a result of this
treatment I hnve gained ten pounds,
do my own work nlone nnd feel like
nn entirely different person."
Dr. Chase's Nerve Food. 50 cts. a
box, at nil dealers, or Edmanson,
Bates & Co., Toronto.
LONG AGO.
Impossible
"But why don't you believe that I
have a friend who is much more beautiful than I nm ?"
"Because it is impossible that she
should be your friend if she is really
more beautifurthan you."
$100 Reward, $100.
The widen of this paper will bo plpnscd to lefli-A
that there Is st least one (lreaued disease that btipiicc
bas been able to cure lo all Its stages, and that la
Catarrh. Hall's Catarrb Cure Is the only p, s.tlvs
cure now known to the medical fraternity. Cuiarrb
being a constitutional disease, requires a canstltu-
tlonal treatment. Hall's Catarrh Cure la ta.en Internally, acting directly upon the blood and mucous
surfaces ot the system, thereby destroying the
foundation ot the disease, and giving the patient
strength by building up the constitution and assisting nature In doing its work. The proprietors have
ao much faith In lu curative powers that they one.
One Hundred Dollars for any case tbat It lalla la-
cure.  Send for list of testimonials
Address F. J. CHENEY £ CO.. Toledo, O.
Sold by all Drugglsta, 75c.
OUe HaU'e Family rilla tor constipation.
Where He Would Be
"Give woman the credit she deserves," the. suffragette cried, "ond
where would man be?" "If she got
nil the credit she wanted, he'd be in
the poorhpuse," sneered a coarse person in the rear of the hall.
In the causes of infant mortality
-aholera morbus figures frequently,
anil- it may be Baid thnt complaints
of the bowels are great destroyers' of
child life. If all mothers would avail
themselves of so effective a remedy as
Dr. J. D. Kellogg's Dysentery Cordial
many n little one could be snved.
This Cortlinl can be given with safety
to the smallest child, ns there is no
injurious substnnce in it.
Prayers In Order
Boyce—Smith says that he is ns
good ns his word.
Joyce—Then it won't be nmiss to
offer a few prayers in his behnlf.
A woman's imagination is strong
enough to make an unreal thing seem
more rcnl to her thnn the real thing to
a mnn.
Don't experiment with unsatisfu
tory substitutes. Wilson's Fly Pods
kill mnny times more house flies than
any other known article.
Many a fellow who claims to be
wedded to his art considers himself
the b, ter '".If.—Philadelphia Record.
Mlnard's Liniment used by Physicians.
Mrs. Bonrdmni^— "I ordered lnmh
and you sent me mutton." Butcher—
"It wns lamb when it left here,
mum."—Judge.
Red, \"'jak, Weary, Watery Eyes
Relieved by Murine Eye Remedy.
Compounded by Experienced Physicians. Murine Doesn't 8mnft; Soothes
Eye Pain. Write Murine Eye Remedy Co., Chicngo, for illustrated Eye
Book.  At Druggists.
The pounding noise of a steam pipe
enn be obvinted by nttnehing to the
pipes a small check valve set to admit
air, but not to release any pressure.
Even the man who is laying up
treasures in heaven shouldn't allow
bis fire insurance to lapse.
-  OODDS '
Ikidney
,,*lHEUMAlr'S(-%'k
W. If. U., No. 747
In the beautiful meadow of Long Ago,
My  mem'ry  turns, with  a longing
fond,
To the place in the meadows of Long
Ago
Where nestled the dimpled and lilied
pond;
Where willows flickered their shadows
down
On our blistered backs and our faces
brown;
Where all day long in   the   sunny
weather, *
When you and I were boys together,
We   plunged   and  splashed   in   the
friendly pond—
In the lilied pond of the Long Ago.
Around its banks were deep, green
masses,
That lifted and flourished their banners high;
Its   face,    wherever   unshaded    by
Photographed glimpses of cloud and
sky;
And there, when the evenings were
long and sweet,
We hurried and raced with eager feet,
And laughed, and shouted, or yelled
and pouted,
When  our  shirts  were  knotted, or
mine was flouted.
As we dipped and Bplashed in   the
waters sweet,   .
In the lilied pond of the Long Ago.
Mv breast is full with a heavy sigh
When I think of its waters bo calm
and cool,
And I think of the days when you
ond I
Stole out as truants away from school,
To leap and to run in the summer
sun,
And muddy each other up, juBt for
fun;
To hark for the bull frog's sudden
hush, '
As we caught the water with bound
and rush.
And Bplashed till our bodies were all
aglow
In the lilied pond of the Long Ago.
But the lilied pond of the Long Ago
Is lost snd gone, and its bed is dry;
No more, ss once in the long ago,
Will it coteh the lights of a summer
sky.
I looked with grief at its empty bed.
And felt that a dear old friend was
dead;
No waters there but the tears that fell
From eyes that always had loved it
well;
I looked my last, for I prized it so—
The lilied pond of the Long Ago.
The hopes we cherished when we were
young;
Our youthful love so fresh and fond;
The songs we relished are now unsung;
Our hearts are dry as the dear old
pond.
Our hopes are as dead as its old cattails,
Our lives as bruised as our dinner
pails;
But we, as into the future we grope,
Can live for the better, and always
hope,
And flower our hearts with the hopeful glow
That flowered the pond of the Long
Ago.
—The Khan.
LACK OF BLOOD
Is What Causes Headaches, Dizziness
and Heart Palpitation.
On the blood depends the welfare of
the whole body. Where good blood
exists disease is unknown, but where
the blood is poor and watery disease
quickly seizes hold of the body—It is
then headaches, backaches, dizziness,
heart palpitation and other serious
nilmenta make themselves felt. Good
blood can always be obtained through
the use of Dr. Williams' Pink Pills
for Pale People. They actually make
good, rich blood and thus restore lost
strength and baniBh disease. Mr. Herbert Hanson, Brewers Mills, N.B.,
snys:—"I cannot praise Dr. Williams'
Pi<ik Pills too highly. I was troubled
with headaches, dizziness and loss of
strength and hod a hacking cough
wliich I feared would lead to consumption. I tried a number of medicines without benefit, but was finally
persuaded to try Dr. Williams' Pink
Pills. I did so and used these Pills
for several months with remarkable
results. They helped me so much that
I now strongly recommend them to all
other sufferers."
The experience of Mr. Hnnson is
that of thousands of others who have
found health and strength through
Dr. Willinms' Pink Pills nfter other
medicines had failed. It is through
their power in mnking good blood thnt
these Pills cure such troubles ss nrrae-
min, indigestion, rheumatism, heart
palpitation, neuralgia, nervous troubles and the distressing ills of girlhood nnd womanhood. Dr. Williams'
Pink Pills for Pale People are sold by
all dealers in medicine or direct by
mail from The Dt. Williams' Medicine
Co., Brockville, Ont., at 5C cents a box
or six boxes for $2.50.
QUAIL FROM EGYPT.
Possibly
Teacher—What do you conceiv.; to
he the motive thnt lends people to
wisli to open communication with
Mars?
Young Man with the End Eye-
Well, 1 think they want to talk to
Mors because every fruitful source of
gossip on this planet has been exhausted.
The Indian and His Wives.
An Anglican clergyman, who for
some years worked in the wilds of
New Ontario, has this story to tell of
an old Indian whom he converted. It
is not widely known but it is true
that polygamy is practiced b7 some
of the pagan tribes of Canada. The
Indian in question was a fine old
buck, straightforward and honorable
in his dealings, but after he had accepted salvation the missionary in
question learned that he had three
wives. He endeavored to induce the
old man to content himself with one
like a decent Christian citizen, but
the redman remained obdurate.
"My first wife old," he said; "Me
turn her out, she starve."
"Of course," said the missionary,
"keep her by your side, but what
about the other two?"
"My second wife, she strong," said
the Indian. "She do all the work,
couldn't do without her."
"And the third?" queried the missionary.
"Ah, she nice girl," said the old
man. "She only seventeen; me no
part with her on any account."
Alberta Wheat via Mexico.
Mr. F. W. Peters, assistant to the
second vice-president of the C.P.R.
who has returned to Winnipeg from
a trip to Mexico to investigote conditions in connection with the proposal to ship grain to Britain by
this route, says the outlook for Alberta wheat is distinctly encouraging.
The route will be a very convenient
one, better than round the Horn, or
even than through the canal. It
will be open the entire year. Wheat
from Alberta can be put on the British market at the same rate us whent
from further enst is enrried hy the
Atlantic route. Second Vice-President
Willinm Whyte, of the C.P.R., who
wns in Vancouver recently to settle
detnils regarding the facilities for
hundling Alberta wheat and to discuss western affairs with the officials;
intimated that Bome definite arrangement moy be mode for the completing of the Kootenay Central Railway
from Golden down to Crow's Nest.
Mr. Whyte believes that Alberta export wheat is all destined to go
through Vancouver, probably in socks
by the Tehuantepec route.
Pheasants In West.
It is reported, says Baily's Magazine, that the whole of Vancouver IB-
land is now well stocked with pheasants which have long been thoroughly acclimatized and breed freely. The
history of pheasant acclimatization
in Vancouver, B. C, is simplicity itself. In 1883 C. W. R.
Thompson of Victoria imported twenty-five birds from China, kept them
in captivity till young hud been
hatched out and set all ot liberty as
soon as the chicks were strong enough. In 1886 Mr. Musgrove imported eleven more birds and turned them
out, and from these thirty-six pheasants the whole of Vancouver and
many of the adjacent islands have
been stocked.
BETTER   THAN  SPANKING.
Spanking does not cure children of
bed-wetting. There is o constitutional
cause for this trouble. Mrs. M. Summers, Box W. 77, Windsor, Ont., will
send free to any mother her successful
home treatment, with full instructions. Send no money but write he;
to-dny if your children trouble you
in this way. Don't blame the child;
the chances are it can't help it. This
trentment also cures adults and aged
people troubled with urine difficulties
hy day or night.
Accidents Will Happen
"You didn't accomplish your long
distance nuto ride as quickly as you
expected.   Did you break nnything?"
"Yes, I broke a speed ordinance and
it cost me some delay and $20."
Scolded and Comforted.
At a lunch given ln his honor Sven
Hedln read an amusing letter written
to hlm by Alfred Nobel at a time
when Hedln was still a student, but already filled with a longing to explore
unknown Asia. He applied to the government for funds, but the answer
was so slow In coming that be wrote
to Nobel, who promptly replied: "I
take no Interest In these geographical
exploration trips. In fact, I regard
them as sn anachronism. Men communicate wltb each other today from
one end of the earth to the other by
means of telegraph and post There
are in Asia, too, explorers and savants
wbo are surely better qualified thnn
you, sir, to study and describe their
native country. I therefore believe
tbat you could make better use of
your ambitious Impulses than by undertaking trips to Asia. But In order
that you may see that I do not always
act ns I think I send you a sum which
mny serve as the best confutation of
my own convictions."
Squandering Ability,
Doing the lower when tbe higher Is
possible constitutes one of the greatest tragedies of human life. The
squandering of money seems a wicked
thing when -we think of ihe good tbnt
might be done with it But whnt
about the wicked waste of ability, the
deliberate throwing nway of 50, 7.*i,
perhnps 00 per cent of one's success
possibly just becnuse be never trained
blmself to use It. to grasp it with such
vigor nnd power tbnt be can fling Ms
life Into his career with Its maximum
effectiveness? Most people tnke hold
of life with the tips of their lingers.
They never get hold of the life proposition with thnt grip and tenacity of
purpose und vigor of determinnllon
which do things worth while. They
just hung on the outskirts of things,
playing upon the surface of their possibilities without ever getting down
Into the marrow of their being, where
efficiency and power dwell.-Orlson
Swett Mardcn In Succesa Magazine.
Exclusive Perfumes,
The late Dr. Andrew Wyntcr ln a
charming article on perfumes suggested tbe desirability of every lndy having ber own speclnl and self prepared
perfume. Tbe custom, however, would
have Its disadvantages. More than one
Bensntlonnl story might be mentioned
wherein the heroine or vlllnln wns
saved or unmasked, aa the case might
be, by the recognition ot a distinctive
scent In "Diplomacy" tho denouement Is effected by the telltale perfume of tbe adventuress being detected ln the dispatch box she had rifled.
As a matter of history, tbe assassins
of the oriental sovereign YczdIJIrd
were discovered by one of them smelling of tbe perfume with whlcb the
robes of tbe murdered king bad been
redolent—Loudon Globe.
How Birds Are Trapped, Cared For
and Transported by Thousands.
A record consignment of 100,000 live
Egyptian quail, requiring special conveyance, from Alexandria to London,
by way of the Manchester ship canal,
left Alexandria on March 25, and
reached Manchester about a week ago,
when they were transferred to a
special express for London. Twenty
drays were required to convey them
from King's Cross to their destination.
It is most extraordinary that although on many occasions search has
been mnde, the breeding ground nf
the qunil is ubsolutely unknown. They
nre trapped by Arabs, who deliver
them in hnlf dozens in boxes snd
baskets to the Egyptian Quail Syndicate's collecting deposits situated at
nil Btntions nn the Egyptian State
Railways between Alexandria and
Assiout and Khartoum, and. sent to
the warehouse in Alexandria to awnit
shipment. This warehouse is used
exclusively for the purnose of keeping
the quail until a sufficient number
hns been received.
The quail are placed in crates six
feet long with six tiers and capable
of holding 600 birds for shipment. As
the syndicate only receives payment
for birds which are alive when delivered, very, .great care and attention
hns to be naid to them during transit.
Six Arabs nre told off. whose special dut-V is to feed and wateT the
birds twice every day, and during the
present journey 100 bags, ench weighing two hundredweight of millet
seed, were consumed. On fine days
the crates are brought un to a sheltered position on deck for airing-
London Express.
SCARED BY AIRSHIPS.
Mysterious Craft With Searchlight
Reported In England.
Residents of Some parts of East
Anglin, Englnnd, are keenly excited
just now about a mysterious airship
which has been seen hovering over
the district in the early hours of the
morning with a searchlight.
Nobody appears to be able to throw
any light on the ownership of the
vessel, or the purpose of these after-
midnight ascents, and, of course, in
the absence of definite information,
people are Baying it must be a party
of Germans spying out the land.
The object was first seen a few
weeks ago by a Peterborough policeman on duty late at night, and also
by several railway men who were on
night duty at March. A few days
loter it was seen at Ely.
All are agreed that the object is oblong in shape, and it is alleged to
carry a searchlight. Several of those
who saw it declare that it made a
noise like a motor car, and traveled
at a great pace.
During the movement of troops in
Gyppeswyk Park, Ipswich, the other
night it was seen frequently.
Only one person, a farmer, has seen
this mysterious object in the sky during the daytime.
The flrst reports were received with
incredulity, but the fact that the object has been seen in several parts of
North Cnrnbs and the surrounding
district at different times has encouraged the belief that some mysterious airship is patrolling East
Anglia during the hours between sunset nnd sunrise. Considerable excitement prevails, and a keen watch is
being kept.
Busiest Spot on Earth.
Extraordinary facts and figures on
the traffic, of the city of London have
been brought before Section 13 of the
local legislation committee of the
House of Commons, which had the
city of London street traffic bill under consideration.
"Probably the most congested
place in the world," was Forbes Lancaster's description of the area outside
the Munsion House. Capt. Nott Bower added that between 8 a.m. and 8
p.m. on one day 20,620 vehicles passed, an average of thirty-seven a minute.
The committee agreed to give the
powers sought with reference to cos-
termongers, loading and unloading
goods, nnd cnttle driving. On the
question of obstruction cnused by
shop window displays, however, they
deferred their decision.
THE DOGS' CEMETERY.
Prized Royal Possessions.
Amongst King Edward's most prized possessions are the casket of seventeenth century work, with sides of engraved rock crystal, set on an ebony
pedestal, which contninn the Bible of
Gen. Gordon, presented to Queen Vic-
torin by the general's sister after his
death.
Also, greatly treasured by both the
King und Queen, is o cushion mode of
scraps of khaki clothes worn by the
I-ndysmilh heroes, with portraits of
Lord Roberts, Gen. Baden-Powell, Sir
Redvcrs liuller, Gen. French, and
others, skilfully worked in.
Queen Alexandra once received by
post a little dog in a perforated box.
When the box was opened the little
dog looked up so beseechingly that
she at once accepted him.
A Countess' Benevolent Hobbies.
Tho Countess of Warwick's school
for needlework on her estate in Essex, and the Hostel at Reading for
the study of horticulture, dairy, bee
nnd poultry keeping, nre nil mnking
good progress. Besides giving much
nttention to these two very practical
"hobbies," the countess takes the
greatest interest in her Warwick
Homo for seventeen crippled children, nnd in her organization for
nursing tile sick nt both Warwick
Castle and Easton Lodge, Dunmow.
Little-Known London Burial Ground
For Canine Pets.
In an obscure comer of Hyde Park,
in the Bayswater road and near the
site of old Tyburn, there is a tiny
spot of ground known as "The Dogs'
Cemetery." Sheltered from observation by tall trees its presence is never
suspected by the public, and yet it is
one of the strangest and most pathetic
sights in London. Here may be seen
hundreds of handsome miniature
monuments, inscribed with epitaphs.
The cemetery is now fully occupied,
and has been closed against more
burials.
For the most part the owners of the
"late lamented" seem to have been
ladies, and the inscriptions placed
upon the tombstones testify to their
devotion to their departed pets. Two
of the epitaphs suggest that the owners of the dead dogs believe that there
is a hereafter for animals. The first
is:
In loving memory of
Jessie.
Born at Lintlaw, in Berwickshire,
November, 1885;
Died at Ovington Gardens, London,
on 13th July, 1897.
"Not one of them is forgotten before God."—Luke xii., 6.
The other is in these terms:
There are men both good and wise,
Who hold that in some future state
Dumb creatures we have   cherished
here below
Shall give us joyous greeting when we
pass the golden gnte.
June 11, 1907.
There is a double inscription on this
tombstone, the second being:
Also my love Ruby, went asleep
Jan. 29th. 1908,
Tn her 13th year.  So much missed.
Another inscription records a canine
tragedy.   It is in these terms:
To darling Monty, who was drowned in Old Windsor Lock, Sunday,
June 24th, 1900.
Poor little fellow.
Gone but not forgotten.
Some of the inscriptions are in a
sentimental vein that seems absurdly
exaggerated, as for instance:
My sweet Lady Nell,
Dim, dumb, speck of humanity.
I laid down my heart beside her.
March 24, 1906.
Another, which shows a deep, mutual affection between owner and dog,
reads:
Thy memory lasts.
And thou shalt live as long as we,.
And after that thou dost not care,
In us was all the world to thee.
It may be doubted if any dog ever
received such a glowing testimonial of
character as this:
Darling Victor.
Died May 20th, 1900.
Gracious to all, but where his love
was due
So just, so faithful, loyal and true.
Ever missed and deeply mourned.
Sleep on, darling, sleep on.
Of the following it might be said
that no loved relative could have expected greater devotion after death
than the dog to which it is dedicated:
Never can thy memory fade.
Sweetest thoughts will ever linger
Round the spot where thou art laid.
Severely practical persons may object to the sentimental strain of some
of these "doggy" epitaphs, but, at
any rate, they testify to a great bond
of affection between the dead animals
and their owners.
Still Believe In Witchcraft.
A belief in witchcraft still prevails
in parts/ of Lancashire, England; also
in the Isle of Man and still more
strongly in the Hebrides. A writer
in Chambers' Journal gives some interesting anecdotes of the superstitions which persist among the Hebri-
deons. Belief in witchcraft is said
to have a "strong and living hold"
on some of the people of those outer
isles. An instance is given of a cose
heard before the Stornoway sheriff's
court not many years ago, in which
witnesses deposed to there being several witches in the township, one of
whom was charged with so bewitching cows that the substance of their
milk passed into the milk of the
witch's cow. The husband of the alleged witch stated in court that when
he heard tho rumors about his wife
he got three of the constables of the
township to come ond examine his
cow's milk to see if it were any richer than usual, ns would be the case
if tho substance of Mrs. A.'s cow's
milk were present in it. Other evidence of this remnrkable transsub-
stuntiotion wos given. The sheriff
ridiculed the notion of witchcraft,
but the Stornowcgians stuck to it
witli absolute faith.
"Sausages Grown Here."
One of the notural curiosities of
South Mashonolund is a "German-
sausage-tree." It benVs dccp-criinson
flowers, 3 inches long, in blazing
bunches of twelve; but when the tree
fruits into fat, substantial, sausage-
like pods, there remain no leaves, and
it looks like a sausage larder indeed.
These beans are 20 inches long, and
12 inches in girth, nnd nre beloved of
the native tribe of Shnnganns ond baboons. But the tribe of the Kurengn
are n very superior people, nnd would
never deign to ent them. There can
be no renson for this, ns, at lenst, no
one can accuse these "sausages" of
being connected in any way with dogs
or cuts!
Registered Virtue.
I found the following curious entry
In the register of Bet ley parish
(Crewe): "1657. Robon Hud nnd To-
bey dean born in Nuting Time, nnd
Sura dean his born in Cowcumber
time, Joseph Dean hia a very Sober
Young man nnd mind the Farming
Bisnis. So thnt His father dotes Him
more than Alibis Riches And says
that he wil by him Alitel horse he
shall Ride And up on doben tooe."—
Notes and Queries.
Fought Under Nelson.
The nnme ol James Hexton, who
for seventy-six years has resided in
Queensland, was among the list of
oki-itgfi pensioners recently approved
by the Homo Secretary. Hexton ia
saiil to be the flrst white mnn born
in Quecnslnnd, first seeing the light
at Hie homo of Dr. Bellow, whose
residence stood on the site of the
present Royal Navy, and fought under Nelson, anl also had the honor
nf being the first pilot in Moreton
Bay. He met his death by being
taken by u shark.
ONCE MORE THE
PROOF IS GIVEN
THAT    DODD'S    KIDNEY    PILLS
CURE    EVEN     INHERITED
ILL-HEALTH.
Charles Dayon suffered from early
youth, but the Old Reliable Kidney
Remedy banished his ills and
made him strong.
St. George, Man. (Sneeial).—Yet
another case in which ill-health inherited from parents has been vanquished by Dodd's Kidney Pills is
that of Mr. Charles Dayon, a farmer
well known in this neighborhood.
"I suffered from a number of ilia
from an early age, says Mr. Dayon,
who is now thirty-two years old. "I
inherited my trouble from my parents.
I was weak, nervous and run down.
I suffered from Backache and my
muscles would cramp. I had a heavy
dragging sensation across the loins.
I wns always thirsty; I had great difficulty in collecting my thoughts,
and my memory, was failing me.      «
"I was altogether in a bad way
when I started to use Dodd's Kidney
Plls, but they helped me almost from
the first box. They gave me strength
nnd helped me so much in everv way
that I am satisfied a little longer
trentment will make me a well man."
Mr. Dayon's symptoms were the
svmntoms of Kidney Disease, and
Dodd's'Kidney Pills cure every form
of Kidney Disense no matter what
stage it is in or how it is contracted.
Ethics of the Case
"Look here, doctor," says the ex- -
pntient, coming into the physician's
o«*eC with a determined expression.
"I've ju=t had the x-rays turned on
me, and I timl Tint when you operated
on me you left a pair of surgical
scissors in me."
"Bless me," says be specialist. "I
had missed them. Thank you so
much, my good man. I will add their
cost to your bill."
An Alwavs Ready Pill.—To those of
regular hahit medicine is of little concern, but the great mnioritv of men
are not bf regular hnbit. The worry
nnd cares of business prevent it, and
out of tbe irr»gulnrity of life comes
dyspeDsia. indigestion, liver end kidney troubles as a protest. The rundown system demands a corrective,
nnd ther« is none better thnn Parmelee's Ver-etnble Pills. They are
simnl" in their composition and can
he t»k»n by the most delicately constituted.
No Congenial Companion
Hicks—Whnt, did your wife's first
husband die of?
Wieks—LonesomeneBs, I guess.   He
wns perfect.
A small boy's idea of liberty is to
ent, the cake and then ask his motber
if he mny have it.
Keep Mlnard's Liniment In tbe house.
Hope Springs Eternal
He was adressing a crowd one Sunday morning on the quay at   Newcastle.
"I enn snfely sny thnt no mnn ever
attempted to bribe me, gentlemen,"
snid the sneaker.
"Don't be down-hearted, old chap;
your luck mny change," shouted a
man in the crowd.—Tit-Bits.
Externally or Internally, it Is Good.
—When onplied externally bv rubbing, Dr. Thomas' Eclectric Oiil opens
the pores nnd penetrates the tissue as
few liniments do. touching the seat of
the trouble nnd immedintely nffording
relief. Administered internnlly, it will
still the irritntion in the throat which
induces coughing nnd will cure affections of the broncbinl tubes and respiratory orgnns. Try it nnd be convinced.
Mont musicinns dispense music by
the measure, but the bnss drummei
gets rid of his by the pound.
Don't wnste nny time looking bnck
nt your mistakes; there is more fun
in looking up the mistakes of other
people.
A Boon for the Bilious.—The liver is
a very sensitive organ and easily deranged. When this occurs there is
undue secretion of bile, and the acrid
liquid flows into the stomach and
sours it. It is it most distressing ailment, nnd mnny nre prone to it. In
this condition n mnn finds the best
remedy in Pnrmelee's Vegetable Pills,
which nre wnrrnnteri to speedily correct the disorder. There is no better
medicine in the entire list ol pill pre-
pnrntions.
No  Room
"Reforn you were mnrried you snid
you'd Iny down your life for mc," she
gobbed.
"I know it." he returned solemnly;
"but this confounded flnt is so tiny
thot there's no plnce to Iny nnything
down."
The morn money n mnn could snve
by not having his bnd habits, the more
enjoyment he enn get by hnving them.
Ask for Minard's and take no other.
A Blinding Flash
Teoelier—Now. James, tell me under
whnt great affliction Milton labored.
James—Sure,   He wns n poet,
The microscope in the hnnds of experts employed by the United States
Government hns revealed the fnct thnt
n house fly sometimes enrries tlvjns
nnds of disense germs nttnehed to its
liniry body. The continuous use of
Wilson'- Fly Pnds will prevent all
danger of infection from that source
by killing both the germs and the
flies.
The addition of n tenspnonful ol
saltpeter to n pot of glue will not only
net us n deodorizer, but will nid the
glue to dry more rapidly nnd to become hnrdcr. "•'"•"»»-l--'-'"-r;" ■[    .
"77^... ^.a,.,!,,,";:
THE  REPORTER,   NEW   MICHEL,  BRITISH   COLUMBIA
THE MICHEL REPORTER
NEW MICHEL, B. C.
GEORQE Q. 1IBIKLE, - MANAGING-EDITOR
Issued every Saturday, from office of
Publication, Northern Ave, Kew'Mlchel
SUBSCRIPTION TWO DOLLARS
A YEAR IN ADVANCE
ADVERTISING RATES ON APPLICATION
In and Around Town
Fred. Armstrong, of Fernie, wns hero
this week.
JIoBraer and Michel play football
bere today.
Estabrook Bros, start today to
move Weber's store.
Mrs. Andrews, of Fernlei visited her
daughter here this week.
Michel beat Fernie at football last
Saturday—score 5 to 0. ■
P. C. Stevenson took John Clark
to Nelson jail this week.
A. J. McCool and R. H. Moore
were in Fernie yesterday.
H. Somerton is off for Vancouver and
Seattle, this week, on a holiday trip.
Mrs. E. G. Harding is Bjiending
the week with friends at Fernie.
J. S. T. Alexander, government agent',
paid an official visit to this district on
Saturday.
E. V. Holding, M. McFarlanV,
|nnd G. G> Meikle were in Fernie on
Thursday.
0. B. Dixon, of q. E. Dixon & Co.,
of Calgary, ivas Wiling goods through
hare last week.
Mention the Reporter when dealing
with advertisers. Tel\ them you saw it
in Tho Reporter.
Mrs. Cavanagh, wife uf W. C. Cavan-
•ngh, G. N. engineer, was here this week
looking fore house.
. Andy Hack*Stt,, who located .some of
the best properties in the Flathead, wae
a visitor hero last week.
Hosmer baseball team played Elko at
Klko on Sunday—a ten-inning   game.
' HoBmer won with a score of II to S.
The Eagles' hold a,smoking concert in Martin's Hall tonight at 8,30
and a good time generally is antic!
. pated.
,   Mr.  Cross,  president and  hiariaging
director of the Calgary Brewing Co., was
■here this week looking over the Elk Valley Brewery,
H. 'Wilnler, acting manager, ofjthe P.
Italian Society Celebrate
Last Monday the Italian Society
at Michel held their Sixth Annual
Celebration on the Recreation
Grounds. The Fernie City Band,
under the leadership of Prof, Pasta,
furnished the music, and were
greeted with much applause. It is
seldom we get such a musical treat,
and the efforts of the band were
much appreciated by everyone, In
the evening a Grand Ball Was given
in Crahan's Hall, ahd Was thoroughly enjoyed by the large and representative gathering in attendance.
During tho day the following program of sports' Was carried out, under the auspices of the society) rep*-
resented by P. Mahcuso, president;
J. Sharp, judgej Thos, Harris,
starter and J. Raynbrj secretary.
Boys' race, under 12. 50 yards;
Ei Davis 1st, Archie Meikle 2nd |i
Boys' race, undef 10, 75 yards:
A. PaBsey 1st, T. Jenkinson 2nd.
Married  Women's. race,    Mrs.
Percy Johns 1st, Mrs. Hamilton 2ndi
, Girls face, under 15,. 50 yards,
Gertie B'eddingtoh 1st-  Rosie Freeo
2ud.
Girls' Race, under 16. 75 yards:
Ri Fuchs 1st, H*. flavies 2nd.
. Old Men's race; Jabe« Weaver 1st,
Gep. Fushee 2nd....
Potatoe Race, 16 potatoes;  Jas.
BShnie 1st, Joe .ClfaWV, znd: ,
. Sack Race, 75, yi*Hs* S. Brewer
1st, E. Good 2nd.
Pole Vaulting, Jas. Bennie 1st,
M. Joyce 2nd,
feoya.-Bicycle Race, Va mile; P,
Almond 1st*, G, Mon£eili 2nd.    ,
feicycle Rac'ei ^4 mile* slow; G'.
Monzelli.
Half-uiile Soot Race; Jas'. Bennie 1st, Joe Crawl 2nd.
.jOfyyards Dash, Handicap; E.
Stfudwick. .... i." ' i
Running-Lone jTunip, M., JoK"
1st, 14; ft. l6 ins'.'; X Howells 2nd,
14,ft. 8 ins. . ...      .
th-'ey;,had i ,fine day for the
sporta^^nd eve*c*»'thing passed off in
a plr'asWt and very enjoyable manner'!
METHODIST   CHURCH
Michel and new MIchSl
services every swljday
ntiW MlOHfct, jO.45 4. m.', in rodin
over Somerton Bro's store.
MICHEL, Sunday School, 2.30 p. m.
Evening service, al 7*30*    Ban<*t °*
Hope every Monday at 7.30 p. m.
Rev. S. T. Chenoweth, Pastor.
The pastor and officials extend a cordial
invitation to you td attJSnd the* services.
St. Mui's Sunday School IBxcu'r-
'.,. ...  ...sipnn       ' ^
The Michel ■vad.Hosmpr piurch Sunday Schools joined .together in tatlag
tlieir. ^nnual Summef, Excursion on
Thursday,. July ,22. The destination Was
Crow's -Nest,, always, a delightful.1place
to visit in the.sumnier. ThjB Trainmen's
Excursion irom jlethbrirjge was also
flxed-for. that day., The party from
Michel and .Hosmef, numbering about 50
arrived pn t)ie local.jit 11 o'clock'.,,.Boon
after the Lethhridge special came ini
bringing 300. The menagerie, the locomotive,, round, bouse „andi. th*j lakes were
visited. Meals were takenal fresco, there
being plenty of shady, places and a nice
cool breeze. The Trainmen's Excursion
provided athletic, sports timl.A batid
The services of the latter however were
required chiefly in Ji. large tent, amongst
, vBurnsCo., is here taking tiie place of [the trios, where dancing wa< Unorder of
R. Doyle, who is away at Calgary on im-- tiie day. It seems that it is never too hot
One Cent a Word
Advertisements such at For Sale, To Let, Lost
Foeuia, Wanted etc., Inserted at the uniform
rate ol One Cent a Word Bach Ineertlon
LOST AND FOUND
HELP WANTED-FEMALE
HELP WANTED-MALE
WANTBD-MISCELLANEQU8
FOR SALE
TO LET
NOTICE
NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS
SUNDAY   SERVICES
ST. PAUL'S CHURCH
,     MICHEL,   B. C'.
Services—1st.   Sunday in  tiie  month,
Holy 'Combiunion, 11 %. to.
Ever*?   Sundaj', ilvfensong*, r.'pJo !p. m.
Sunday School, every Sunday, 130 p. m.
A. BriantN.Crowtlier,M. A.,Vioar;
ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH
MtCHKL, "B. C.
fci'inuay. , Ijow Mass').. 8 %. n\.) Xfigb
Masa,.i|).30 a. n\.\ Sunday School,  ;l
p. pi.] Vespers', •! p. m.
Monday:   Mass, 8 'u. m.
HeV. Fr. Meiisner, Pastor
Business!
Rodin,. Hollcee IniertedundM, thle. Headlae
at the rate of Teh Ctnta a Line, tath Initr-
tlon.  No ade Insetted amongst Loeala.
QMOKE Crow'i Nelt Special and Elba.
D Hade C
' Hade Onis.
gBII'SINO Tass, KinhKl to onfer,
'■ton, at the ltciiortcr oUce.....
good toui-h
ENVELOPES.  Any guantift-; moa "w*  well
printed, nt the Reporter ollice.
STATEMENTS, Printed nr.d padded as you
want liom^nt the Reporter omce.
 ..,.  Plain lorlFancy.   Any color
ink.  Printed as you like them nt the Reporter oiHce.. ... . ,- - - ™—
t- ETTER HAds.
lj I	
■nustNESS Cards.   Finest wnikiwUio Pass.
D Any sf-!p and any color ink you dellre.
ted at the Reporter office.
Prln.
portent business
Messrs. Turney.And Tuck,- ollieia|s of
the Coal Co.,; came in over the Great
Northern track in. their automobile, with
It. B. Hammond as,chauffeur. j
Jas. GilWr, ot Nelson, was here this
tweak, looking^over the prospects of cstab-,
iliBhin^ a clothing and gents furnishing
Htore.   Should, he come it Would mean
another Uljgt iiusinesB block.
i   E. V; Holding Co. hnve the .contract
(Jor the erection of Weber's ifcw; store;, bj
.bo erected at- tbe corner uf King St, anil
^Northern Ave., The building will lie '.'Hit
50 and It is toihj) ready byiflopt Wu\ The
building now iisad by Weber will fee re-
■ moved temporaiy to King St., and when
Ihe new store is completed will be moved
to the rear and occupied as a resilience
by him. |
"Fernie, Britisli Columbia, tbe
Pittsburg of Western C:mada,", is
the slogan appearing immediately
under the headline of the Fertile
Free Press. Say boys, ,isi*i,'t that -t
trifle'itrang, considering that not a,
pound of coal is mint'd at Fernie,
und the neatest pit ia miles from
Mhecity? 1'leuBe don't steal our
thunder.
The firewardens are to be com
mended'on their prompt attention
to their duty
Hopwood, of the "41'' la visiting
in Calgary.
to dance. The children were hoping the
train would be late, but punctually at
7 o'clock they left for home, All returned in safety-. Thewoather had been pfer-
tect, And all had thoroughly enjoyed
themselves.. Kind friends in Michel subscribed to f-j-t-B'the little- ones this great-
treat, and gave so liberally that all!
the money il) not yet spent. A cricketing
outfit will be purchased.
AWirhlol to Others,
■ John Clatfcj late d< Spobana (?)
bUt known all- through the Pass,
■was senUup -by ^Magistrate Weber
on Wednesday. He gdUWo months
foi* vagra&cy a^i disoidefly conduct, and!fout hiore for contempt
of court,«.ha,*ring ;riiade uncotjlpli
rrtetita*fy remarks relatjVe td King
Edwards reprlwentaliyes. H'e'lias
been in jailVat Cranbrook and Fernie.- The/Pass hns recently been
overrun with, gentry-, of fois.class*,
the fruits of leniency on the part of
police magistrates in other centflss,
who, in otderto'gflt shut of these
undesirables, turn them loose if
they will only leave town. This
place seems to hiwe obtained tile
reputation of a haven of; rest and
numerous of the fraternity • haVe
hiked hither. The course adopted
by the magistrates here should haVe
the effect of keeping them aWay
trom this favored resott, for if a
man won't work in this-'western
country he hastd take the .consequences of-his laziness and go to
tho rock pile.
TiRlRTINO Ink. Wo can .decorate your printing
t iolis with any color or aHa'do-of tlio lineal Inks
in tile World. For 9no color work send your
0HteI..tttj,tlie Reporter. .. .^....., .„,„., „.,
i ■ ih -.i      •" ■'■■'Vi'  •!. ' tSSs
Coffins       , ■
h\ block and mad'6 to brder
FRED. PokAHAC,
NEW  MICHEL
AT ON«SE!
Our Big Moving Sale has been a tremendous success,
but it still continues.
Do you need a suit ? Yes I Well, come and see our
values. 20 par cent off regular price, and remember you
get your money back if you don*t like Weber's Goods*
You can Bave money on Shoes if you buy now.
In another Week we will be moved from our present
Ideation to the" street east ol our new building Our Sale
goes merrily on-, just th£ same;
rgu\i
UNION
SECRETARIES
Notice
H there'is no Union ^Frintingj
Owejn your t^vn, send yqjir
workto.tfi'p Reporter O^e,
Ne^Mchel, and'have'it djpe
\h tjiB man )vrio,, 'tlnioni^ed
m Fir^t 'Printing Office 'in ithei
Pass, and I^ave your jobs dec-i
'ojrated with th^t   .     !
BADGE Of HONO-M
-THE- '
A RMlable Ikiis^I Salesman WAhft-d to
,( ,.   Ki>.preuen(     , , ^ \
Canada's Oldest ahd Createst Sur-
In Michel andadjoiningCOunti-y
We have been shipping stock tor thirty
years to British Columbia, and as our
trees are grown on I>lineatone-«oil,ithey
are acknowledged*, by experienced fruit
growers to be longer lived; and hardier
than Coast stock
foSEIGLE c& CO. for
Furniture, Clothing', Gents
Furnishings, Shoes Etc.
*f fehl Pr%es";
Sight Goods.
Right. Treatment.
A permanent situation for right  man
with t-erfifory rtserved    „
Pay weekly.   ,Brec OutAt.    Write for
* particulars.
STONE k W^MNpfoN
foNTHlix NURSERIES,
(Licensed by 1). C. Government)
TORONTO        * -       ,ONf.
IVlcLacnlan-Bannerman
At Michel, B. C,| on.Jnly 17, hy tliB
Hey. A. B. N. Crowilief. M. A., RolWrl
Mct-a'clilan, of L.ivingiitoiic, Cowley, Al-
herto, to Minnie Isabella Bunner-nan,
of Edinburgh, Scotland.
■ui. " r     7~ -:
Celebrate    Anniversary   of    iiiK
IPlw, .
Femiii celubratds the. anniversary
of the destnictibn, ,of that city by
fire. -^Vliat would you think pf. ft.
Frenchman eclbbtating the battle of
Waterloo, or the »icg<* of l'uris?
It is noted that lliosc who ai'o talcing a prominent pnrt were *(iot
amongst the poor devils who had
their all licked up in llamcs.
Thi  Summit
ACii Uei% Summer ReBofo
At Crow** fiiit (
This -hotel, situated at Crow's
N^t,t(aboUt eight milps from
MfcM, iq.jus^ the, ^I^Oe to
spi6-na»awe%len1qi ,and enjoy
youtaelf> G(\9.d boating hatlj-
mis filing,, aiid big pienag-
erie and nj^oui^. Fine place
to go to, to get ^Vjfrom the
daily grind, Leave on Saturday evening* s express and
back Mohday morrtirtg in time
for busifjsss, ,. . K>.-
Reasonable chariest
Andy Good, Proprietor
■■fcrOTICE IS HKREBY pWbN than an applied.
'*»1 ^tlon. will bB madftiuntlep Part V *of the
VWatcf Act, 1909" to. obtain a license iu the
Cranbrook Water District.       v *, <*•
(a) 'Hie namtMiwldresH and ticiHipaUon of the
applicant:- The MicheKWatof. LlRlit and Power
Company, Limited, of New Mitihel, B. C. . Capital tno.ouo, divided into fiooo shares of $10.00each.
Amount paid upj .-      •..-,)
(b) The name of tbe lake, stream Q>. source
(if unnamed, the .description, la): >,' Aqueduct
Creek on north side of Q. $L &y, track, In the
vicinitjMof Michel. Quarry, abdut ono mllo west
of'NewMicholToWnaite. •■      A rAi ■■. ■ \
(o.) Tlw point of. diversion ■*; Afcofnt approximately .rffl) feet above Michol Quatry.
' Hd)i Tho quantity of "water 'atiwled for (in
cubic feet per seWrodlet Four cubic feet. ,*
(oi The character of tha proposed Vorks:
A CTlb and atone^work dam to impound Approx.
Imately one-tenth otau aero feel, byba constructed n* the point of idiversion. t-H laV^ropdscd to
aequira v-vo acreii'-ot land for reservoir purposes,
fromthe Cow's Nest PuasCoal Company, Ltd.,
by puichaSL.    ivf v  >.   \    »     ■,'■',    ■,'-
(f) The prenil9o«'.on which the Wataristobe
used (describe same):' The townslto of Now
Michel) and proposed additions thoroto;
(s) *> The ■purposes for whiclr tiie watu1 is to be
used:  Domestic and flra purpose's.,.   .
(h) • The Memorandum/of Association author-
lzo3thoCompany'(a)To ronstrjictahd ofiiirale
a water-works system to supply water to the unincorporated locality of Micb^l, together,with
the lands In the vicinity thereof in the district of
it Koolenap, in the Province of British Col-
umbia.  tb) To sink wells and shafts.. and to
make -Bulld-and construct lay down and main*
tain reservoirs, pump-houses and pumping works
cisterns, culverts-and niter beds, main mid other
pipes and appliances,-and to execute and do all
other work* and things necessary or cdhvenient
for obtalnint, storing, selling, delivering, mean-
urlngalid distributing water Or otherwise for the
purposes of the Company, (c) To exorcise nil or
any of tho rights, powers, privilege* and priorities hr andK>r'the " water Act, ,1900hor any
amendments'-thereto, created, granted und conferred upon iter compatiles incorporated for the,
construction or operation of waterworks, or the
supply and utilization of Water. , '
Waste water'to be turned Into MJchel Creek.
CANADIAN    PACIFIC
RAILWAY
Excursion
MICHEL
to
,40
to YB*«r
TMDt MfilMt
_,    DltlONt
  C0MIHI(1MT»4H,I
' Amwiiiii'll«l«itolifii*BW<"W|«ion-«iif
meat mcmuib our crmloo fit* wbiibsr 3
..     ...—olbje,iat
IjJi.URJa-e^wliaMoUj...     -
Scientific Htneiicaiu
.iMnisoiijuiruiMtniBdwMiii^ lauiwteli
ii.ft.
MM
i
Abandioi
nlatlon ol
IT lelMiUtlo
a ytar, posters.
tdWMkly. LwgwtdN
Boioamai   Tumi rot
itaiar—      —*"
ipwpald.
incwwui
AreaofCrowp land Intendedto.be ofceu-
-      ■ -     •      *Va:	
 , ent. .foi
abodtipne mile north west pf New Michel, toWn
led by tlio ^ftfbqSsd wor!
New Mlchelt_ ahi	
piei
the
    -The itreeta of
OdVarnment^toad  for
lita to the southerly end of said townalte.
(kl.'This notice was posted ori-tho 7th day of
July, 1900. and. application Will borrtade to the
Commissioner on Monday, the Oth day of Aug-
tMt, )Wt at two o'clock In tho n[tilnioon,
((}■ (live the names and addresses ot any riparian piMprietort or licenBeea who or Whose lantjs are
likely to bo affected by the proposed works, cither
ulwve, or below tho outlot: The Crow's Nest
PA«j Conl Company. Limited. "-•■    .-
[signature] MlDttfeL WA-tn, Licmt ft power Co.
Porail.:StcttmK'n   .
.    [P. O. Address] Nkw mIchkl, B. C.
Form of Notice approved by tho Water Q«n-
mlflsSoner.2ud.luly, 1WJ,     V     '.•'."-   .
Notltos to bo (losted 111 two conspicuous places
in the townsUo of Sew Michel.
J. F. Armstrong,
Water Commissioner
Rosedale t)airy
, Open for husiness on May l'Bth,.,...
I'resh Mity, Creauij U^tfer aii*l;Egg8
Delivered laily to all parts of bolh
totens. . .  ,.    .,_,    •.
A. C. MURRAY, '. PROPRIETOR
Sinclair the Tailor
Gent's Repairs
,.,v   and alterations
■0ry cleaning a specialty,
No. 90, Over the Creek.
Bring in your Subscriptinn.
Corresponding rates
from other points.
Tickets on sale daily
Mayi9thte'6ct. 14th
Final return limiVjS days,
bilt not later than Oct. 31.
'I. ,   " -!•'. '.'.'. *>
for complete information apply  tc
Agents, or Write
J.,E. PROqTOR, D. P. A., Calgary
For  First Class
INV'ESTM'te'NTS
-ik-
l'rinco Hupprt,
Stt?kat;Duii,s;!,ii,a,.
,t^i*i*|goOi(y!ProperiS',
,Ci;e8t'on Fiuit Landa, and
"■Farm Lands,
- .',      \ ■ ,i
Sec, or write ,
McKAY & MORGAN
BOX 'i-58     .-.   jIICHEL, .B. Q.
Union Bakery
'Oi SOVRANO, Proprietor
. bbb TOWfr, •■ - - ICHEL
fesh Bread Delivered Daily
J. J, SCOTT,
ttENKRAL BLACKSMITH,
Horseshoeing a Specialty
NEW MKCH!F%

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