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VOL. 1.
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■NO. 40
Hotel Michel
T. Crahan,     *\    :    -     Proprietor
The Largest, Most Modern
and Best Equipped in the Pass.
Michel, * British Columbia
Our Assortment is Complete, and includes all
Medicated Soaps, as well as such well-known
NELL'S, Etc., Etc.
For Hard Watef
We   Recommend Gosnfell's' Eau &% Cologne
For Removing Grease Stains
Ettt.; Nothing can be Compared With
feRUG  AND feO&R §t6Ri
New mIchel
Imperial Bank of Canada
Head Office! TORONTO
Capital Authorized $10; 000,000;
Capital Paid up $5,000; 000: Rest $5; bob. OOfJ
Savings Bank fiepartftierit.
Interest allow'ed on Deposits at Currbiit Rate
from Date ot Deposit:
Drafts, Money Orders and .Letters of. Credit isSu'ed, available
in ahy £hrt of the World.
A New Scale Williams Piaiid Mayer
Drop in and hear it
$450 TO $1500 EACH
We.,Sbll-Music''jiJhsthiiiietits bf All.. Kind-i'
Victor Gramaphones; arid the Latest
tlp-to-Datb Sheet.Music—Classical alia Popular
Sonlerton Brog. ISlk^   New Michel
41  -Ment inarM Lt9 41
High-cla& Butcher^
<•»       :cl
Ne* Micnel
All- meal fresh lulled---Prime Beef,' Pork! ttrla Mtittoii
Dairy Slitter!   Mild-cured Hams aiid Bacon—-Fish
[ J-Jimis i
ih Seasoii
The Store Whore They Send What Toti   Ordbi'
2    beliveries   Daily    2
King's Kandy Kitchen
Ice Cream.   High Class Fruit, Nuts,' To'ba'cco, Cigars,
Chocolates arid Confectionery.
New michel
Gall at the Crb'w/s Nest Hardware
bo., and see their extensive display.
What you don't see; ask for,
fi&iii'bo'o' Fishing Rods, Your' Choice for 15 cents
Right Prices,  Right Goods and
Right Treatment.
Dominion  Day
A Big Crowd at Michel Prairie
The clerk delivered the weather ordered for Dominion
Day, all right, all right, and the brand was certainly the
finest. At 10.00 a.m. the first train pulled out, and it was
a constant rush all day to and from the grounds. Something
like a thousand were visible on the grounds, and there must
have been several hundreds In the woods surrounding.
The baseball game betweeh BlairmorB and Michel was
Won by the former, the score standing 14 to 12, and Blairmore also won from Hosmer, score 5 to 4.
The following were tne prize winners ftt ih& other
% mile Horse race, ist*, P. Eddy; 2nd, R, Weir
Bony race, 1st, j. Narboe; 2nd, G7 Huddlestone.
100 yards clash, ist, «t. Bennie; 2ml, E. Barries
120 yard Hurdle, 1st, E. Barnes; 2nd, J. Barnes
220 yd. race, 1st X Bennie, 2nd, E; Barnes
440yd. racdj 1st, ,1."Barnes; 2nd, E. BarliBs *
Boys' Race1, 1st, Wilfred Goddard; 2nd, T. jenkinsoii
Girls' Race, 1st, Marie Fucks'; 2nd, Jennie Stein
Marrted Women's Race; 1st, Mrs. Hamilton;
2nd, IVii-s. (j, Shfith
Ruhhihg Hop; Step1 and Jump; 1st, C. Sjienpb;
2nd, E. Barnes
Running Long Jump; 1st, 0. Spence; 2nd: J; Hu&rjh
Standing Jump; 1st; C. Spence; 2nd; G; H. McKay
Bicycle Race, 1st; J. Hutton, 2nd, Andy Gall
There was an extra Horse Race on, the result of the tie
on Sunday between Weaver and Weir, in, which Weaver
won, and another race between Weaver and Patterson was
also wbh by Weaver.
Great Northern
Cuisine Unsurpas-Md
Bar Stocked with tha Flneit
Attendance Unexcelled
McCbCl &, Moore,   :!   Proprietors
Our Boys Play Baseball
Michel played baseball at Coieman last Saturday, winning easily; the score being 21 to 8. Sunday mqj-nihg the
boys went to Hosmer to play tho Hosmer teaiii'. The game
was called foi* 2p.m.. prompt. , Owing to a disagreement the
game was called off.in the end of the fourth innings, Michel
having scored 11 runs and Hosmer 9:   No Game;
Tiie game foi* the $75:00 prize given by the nichel
Canadian Club, Was contested by three teams on .Michel
prairie, Dominion Day; Hosmer, Blairninrc Hnd Michel
Michel-and Blairmore played the 1st game of. 0 innings
before noon, arid the score was. 14-12 in favor .of the latter.
In the afternooii game of 7 innings between Blairmore and
Hosmer, the former-won the priz,e by,a score of 5 to 4.
Manager A. McCool of the Michel team is trying to arrange a.game between Fernie aiid Michel here to-morrow,
We Ali Have Our Troubles
Complaints, are being inadc by
residents pf both Blajritiore i -ind
Fmnk.of this practise of One Graft-
ton turning horses into the burying ground at Blairiiiore. to ttanlp
up the. graves. ,,It is stated the police were appealed to and the.ofien-
der was warned, but he responded
by straightway, turning in a horse
with bqlibles to make. wotse havoc
than before, It seems that cemetery scandal. \yill never ddfn. It
is said no one in , Jllairmorc will
make formal colnplaint because
they think the tiunsfbr of .the land
has never been made. The matter-
is being investigated, and if it is
found that the transfer has not been
made, tbe party or putties responsible are going lo got—well to put
it plainly lliey will catch b'11—
Frank Pttpof,
Railway wreck
On Tuesday morning, while a
C. P. R. freight was lnertily whirling it** yay west through the Pass,
and wh6n about tour miles of New
Michel, a broken llange caused a
car to leave tho track and ilnincd-
iately there was, something doing,
Eleven cars, lour of them heavily
laden with coal, were itftha impact]
and one of the worst smash-ups
ever occurring in the Pass look
plaoe.. Piled up within ;somti fight}'
yards fhd ears and their contents
were a hopeless mass of tangle and
junk. Hero pianos and kitchen
tinwhre were in,close conjunction
with, heel*, mustard and salad dressing. Nuts and a general assort--
m6nt of household elTocls Strewed
thegrolmd, while coal was mingled
with ale; No one was injured and
a track was built around the wreck
and the delayed trains from both
sides were passing in the evening.
Keep Them At Home
A most deplorable nnd unfortunately
not uncommon sight is ,t|ie crowd of
young people on the streets at iu'hW.
Itis bud enough to have young, men
tt'ith cigarette adorned faces ogling ami
tramping np apd down as if they wen*
ip a ttjad mill,, but it blurs the Oyfts to
see,the boys and girls tali ing a post gradual coutsi- in t)ie school of jiivemept.
One might as .well put them Jn a pest
hyiise.. The bloom of purity disappears.
Reserve and dignity perishes In contact
tvitlitbbfainiliarity.oflhe streets.. Slang,
and ,.worse, creep into the voi-abulaty.
Curfew bell ordinance is invoked' to put
an end to, the nuisance, Hut the source
of tliis Is In the home. If the parent*
wcrc not i-ritiiiiiiilly careless thbre would
be fewCr scandals, fewer smirched reputations, less sport and tall-* uud giggling
foolishness. If they tpoli aa iiiiieh care
o| their children as tbey do i ol the furniture in their homes, or of tliijir animals, there rfopld . be Wss cause tii lie
pessiinislic—-(fftthqllc Record,
Special I-xtursioii to Cnlgrfry
A B|iecial excursion train will leave
Macleod for ihe Allierla Provincial Exhibition at 6.-80 a. in. on July "-, 7 and S.
Tin- train will arrive at Calgary lit 10.10
a. m., leave for tbe south at 11.1-1 p\ m..
reaching,Macleod at 8.-I6 u. in-
The spceial cxi-iirsiiui on tbe "'th. ivill
give evcryon*.- an exeellent npporlnnity
to b»i lu Calgary In tltnd to see the (-rent
historieul pagcanjt an Mcnday morning,
Nq.ouqaliould in|sa this woiiderful feature iiiJIIic'rln's lilg fair.
NevtEMichet, B.JC.
Lkui-fehfeort k Douglas      i      i      s       Proprietors
EVferythirlg First-Class and Comfortable
Nothing but white labor employed
Valley Beer"
Purfe ihel
Manufactured froirl ,
Canadian Maitj      ,
Bohemian Hops
arid the now Famous
Crystal Spring Water
Ilk Vdiley Brewincj Co., Limited
Livery; l^eed and Transfer
Bus.ssrvice, five trips daily between the
7. P; J{. Statiijn and the Kootenay Hotel
?are. Round Trip , ;	
Single Fare      H	
OEOi FISHER, Pi-oprietor
SllCK UP ,.
Get.Your Hirsute Appendage Clipped and Your
Whiskers Fushbd in at the Great Northern Tonsor-
lal Parlora—You're next.
P. M. MacLanders, Prop
E, V. Holding Co.,
Builders and Contractors
Repaid and alterations promptly attended to.
Kstinwitcs cheerfully given.	
New Miclitl
One of the Sights of the Tovtm
Meat direct fi*oiri cur to cold storage
NT0 handling.    No dirty railway platfoi'rtis.
XeW plnlif in miming order.    It is worth your Whjile to
come in and see it.    Everyone welcome.       .       ■.
There-is more joy in a printin-/ olliee1 LUMBER    YARD     WriOLESAUE   AND   HETAIL
over one KliiutT who pays in advanee!
and abuses the editor mi every jios'sible
oeeanlon than there is nvl-r ninety and
nine who burrow ihe pa-K'r and .sing Its
praises without contributing a cent to
keep it out of tho poor house,
All Kimlfl of Lumber, llonldings, etc — ftm-j' Windows.,   Doors ami
Verandah I'osta in Stock and to Order.
Fernie Lumber Co., Ltd.    -•   New /viiche( THE REPORTER,  MICHEL,  BKlTISH COLUMBIA.
He Had Suffered for Several Years
but the Old Reliable Kidnev Remedy Gave Him Quick Relief.
Kelvington, Sask. (Special).—"Yes
Dodd's Kidney Tills cured me of
Backache, and I have recommended
them to others who have also benn
cured.'1 These are tiie words of William Wriplit. a farmer well known
here. "I believe I inherited my trouble," Mr. Wripht continues. "At
times for several years it was verv
severe. T also suffered from Taunlf-uro
nnd in the morning T hnd a bitt*-*"1
taste in my mouth and was troubled
with dizziness and my skin wns dry
and harsh nnd there was a sediment
in my urine.
"No treatment T cnnll Pnrt p*"'ft
me any permanent rolirf till fin^y
believing thnt, rpv kidneys vr>re \)St>
root of my trouble T determined tn
try Dodd's Kidney Pills. Four boxes
cured me."
Mr. Wright went at his trouble sensibly. He examined his symntM"i«.
and they showed him thnt Kidnnv
Disease was his trouble. Do as muob
for yourself, and if your svmr,tnn,ic
point to disordered or diseased k'd-
neys the cure is easy.1 Dodd's KH
ney Pills will do it.   They never fail
"Isn't a lnn'suit over a patent ri,fM
about the dullest thing you ever saw?"
"Not always. T attended a trial of
that kind once that was too funny for
anything. A tall lawyer named Short
was reading a 6,000-word document he
called a brief."
A Cure for Rhmtmatism.—A pninful
rnd persistent firm of rhnuwntism
U caused by impurities in the blood,
thp result of defective action nf the
liver and kidneys. Tbe blood becomes tainted by the introduction of
uric acid, which causes much pain in
the tissues and in the joints. Parmelee's Vegetable Pills are known tc
have effected many remarkable 'urea,
nnd their use is strongly recommended. A trial of tbem will convince
anyone of their v.iJue
Any man mny be justified in blowing bis own horn, but not in going on
a toot.
Minard's T.iniment Co., Limited.
Gents,—T   have    used    vour   MIN
ARD'S LINIMENT in my family and
also in my stnbles for yenrs and consider it thf best inedioine obtainable,
Yours truly,
Proprietor   Itnxton Pond   Hotel   and
Livery Stables.
If a man tells a woman she's nil
the world to hjpi she can forgive him
for wanting the'earth.
Ask for Minard's and take no other.
Many a man lias been caught at his
own game by pernio who let him
think he was fooling them.
No on*1 n^'1*-! endure the acony of
corns with Hollo.vav's Corn Cure at
hand to remove them.
Wh*t  It Teaches
"The wife of tbe average great man
is an object, le«snn." remarked the
home-grown philosopher.
"What's the answer?" queried the
parv of the dense part.
"It tenches the rest of us that
there's no excus« for our not bei"g
great," explained the philosophy dispenser.
Is Delicious
Always oi High
■nd  Unilorm  Quality.
Lead Packets Only. At all Grocers
SOc, 40c, 60c and 60c per lb.
For Headaches
Caused by sick stomach, ill-
regulated bile, sluggish bowels,
nervous strain or overwork,
the safest and surest remedy is
Bold Everywhere.        la bvin »s cents.
pml li rod hy
from rninmon
COAL 01I.-<KF.HnHKNR*-Ml»ril!H Anil
l*iii ii- '!■■ own un* uinlm' mniitlo. The
{-lit'n,i<ft nn-llci-il IlK'it lnttilHl-Mii'0.
No Iwiti'i liuhi nlitnlmlile nt any
i'iv«t. Oilorli-w*, notMldM. clflHii.xim-
|ili' mi'l '-iifi'. Lump pin for itHiilf
in fi-w tiiinitiiK iii KKi'lnt oil.   An
iiliml liulu (<ir •.Inn', (illicit or Jhhihii.
Write for our h.ju: LAMP iutro-Juo-
Uny oil ii r.
Thi   Mantle   Lamp  Company,
Dept L, , nf AmnrlfH.
AfenU -wnntnil Kvurywliero.
141 llnnnntinfl Art,,   Winnlpon.
W. N. U., No. 741
The Wonderful Part It Plays In the
Earth's Hletory.
Truly It Is hard for us to realize
what a part tiuii* lias played In the
earth's history-just time, duratiou—so
slowly, oh, so slowly, have the great
changes been brought about! The
turning of mud und silt Into rock In
the bottom of the old seas seems to
have beeu merely a question of time.
Mud does not become rock In man's
lime uot* vegetable matter become coal.
These processes are too slow for us.
The Hexing and folding of the rocky
strata, miles deep, under an even pressure Is only a question of time. Allow
time enough am) force enough and a
layer of granite may be bent like a
bow. The crystals of the rock seem
to adjust themselves to the strain and
to take up new positions, just as they
do much more rapidly In a cake ot
ice under pressure. Probably no human agency could lies a stratum of
rock, because there Is not time enough
even If there were power enough. "A
low temperature acilug gradually."
says my geology, "during an indefinite uge would produce results that
could not be otherwise brought about
even through greater heat." "Hive us
time." say the great mechanical forces,
"and we will show you the Immobile
rocks and your rigid mountain chains
us flexible as a piece of leather."
"Give us time." say the dews and the
rains and the snowflakes. "and we will
mnke you a garden out of those same
stubborn rocks and frowning ledges."
"Give us time." says Life, starting
with Its protozoans In the old Cam-
brlnn seas, "and 1 will not stop till I
have peopled the earth with myriad
forms nud crowned them all with
raan."-John Burroughs in Atlantic.
Useful Sedan Chair In the Crowded,
Noisy Streets of Canton.
There are but two ways to go about
Canton—on foot or In a sedan chair.
The streets nre from four to eight feet
wide, the average being probably nbout
sir feet, and wheeled vehicles are out
of the question. Even the jlurikisha
cannot be used here. If you try to
make your way on foot, the density of
the moving masses renders progress almost Impossible, nnd rowdies and pickpockets are numerous, so that the best
plan Is to take a responsible native
guide aud chair.
The chairs are carried by two. three
and sometimes four men. according to
the weight of the passeuger. The two
bamboo poles by which the chair Is
supported are about eighteen feet long
and nre joined at the front and rear
ends by a crossplece. After you have
taken your seat Ihe coolies raise the
ends of the poles to their shoulders
aud are off at a dogtrot, only Interrupted by a "congestion of traffic,"
which occurs very frequently.
It Is surprising to see how rapidly
they can go through the crowded
streets. The whole line of chair carriers ore yelling all the time, us nre
other people wbo are carrying burdens,
for us there ore no carts In use the
entire merchandise of the city is transported In the same manner, uot by
chairs, of course, but Bluug on poles
carried across the shoulders.
The uolse resulting from the simultaneous shouting of every one In sight,
both In front and In the rear, for the
stream Is Bowing iu both directions, Is
enough lo wake one wonder If the long
expected riot bas begun.—Denver Post
To Transfer Printing.
Anything printed on paper with ordinary printer's Ink can be transferred
to a clean sheet of paper In the following manner: Take three drams of common yellow soap oud dissolve It in one
qun.l of hot water. When cool add
oue and a half fluid ounces of spirits
of turpentine. Put all In u bottle, cork
It nud shake well together. Take a
sponge or soft brush'and apply some
of the solution to ihe printed surface.
i.et It soak for a few minutes. Lay It
face down upon Ihe paper on whlcb
the transfer Is required nud press both
together evenly between the leaves
of a thick book placed under weights.
In a time varying from half n minute
tn several hours, according lo the newness of the printed original, It will be
transferred In reverse.
**  Blisters,
sore Feet.
Everybody now admit*
Zam-Buk best for tbese.
Let. it, give YOU COM
and comfort.
Vrurriiti and Storet everywhere
Merry Widow
Tliey were arranging their plans for
the summer. "Whnt 1 should like,"
said Gwendolin, "is a large shady
place where I could slay as long as I
wish, regardless oi expense." "Well,
responded her hither, "why don't you
put on your hut?"
Taking Chances
Harlier—That fellow Buggins is always making had breaks.
Barker—Yes; he's one of those chaps
who believe that it's never too lute to
A mother should not expect that
her children will escape all the ills to
which babyhood and childhood, ore
subject, but she can do much to es-
sen their severity and make baby's
battle for Health easily won. Bnby's
Own Tablets should be kent in every
home where there are little mes.
They nre .mothers' ever-r»ady help
and Bnhy's best friend. The action
of the Tablets is gentle but thorough,
They cure colic, indigestion, constipation, diarrhoea, allay the irritatior
at teething time, destroy worms and
nromote healthy, naturfil sleep. And
the mother has the guarantee of r
government analyst that this medicine contains no oointe or narcotic.
S*ld by medicine dealers or by mail
nt 25 cents a box from the Dr. Williams' Medicine Co.. Brockville. Ont
Money may make the mare go, but
it falls down when it attempts to start
a stubbov.i mule down the pike.
As a vermifuge tl.ero is nothing so
potent ns Mother Graves' Worm Exterminator, and ii. can be given to
the most delicate child without fenr of
injury to the constitution.
The girl who is wise never gives a
young mnn a lock of her hair. She
may decide to change the color of it
When going iwav from home, or nt
nny change of lia'.utat, he is a wise
man who numbers among his belongings a bottle of Dr J. D. Kellogg'?
Dysentery Cordial. Change of food
nn<Vwater in some strange places'
where there are no doctors may bring
on an attack of dysentery. He then
hns a standard lemedy at band with
which to cope with the disorder, and
forearmed he can successfully flght
the ailment and s.ihdue it.
Wigwag—Bjones snys that when he
is at your house he acts just like one
of the family.
Henpeckke—Yes, he seems to he
just as much afraid of my mother-
in-law as I am.—Philadelphia Record.
Keep Minard's Liniment in the house.
By the use of internal combustion
engines a new British battleship will
do without funnels, her decks carrying only masts, gun turrets and
To All Women: I will send free,
with full instructions, my home treatment which positively cures t.eucor-
rhoea, Ulceration, Displacements,
Falling of the Womh, Painful or Irregular Periods, Uterine nnd Ovarian
Tumors or Growths, also Hot Flushes,
Nervousness, Melancholy, Pains in
the Head, Back or Bowels, Kidney
and Bladder Troubles, where caused
hy weakness peculiar to our sex
You can continue treatment at home
at a cost of only about 12 cents a
week. My book, "Woman's Own Medical Adviser," also sent free on request. Write to-day. Address Mrs
M. Summers, Box H.I., Windsor, Ont
One Thing Certain.
Canvasser (to lady of Ihe house)—
Can you tell me. my dear madam.
Whether your husband Is Liberal or
"Oh. well." said the lady, "when he's
wlili Liberals he's a Liberal, and when
he's with Conservatives he's a Conservative." ,
"Yes, hut between ourselves what
Is he nt borne?"
"Oh. at home! He's a perfect nuisance."—London Answers.
Player (to lady onnonent)—What
mode you put your king on my ace?
You couldn't bent it.
Lady—No, but I could try.—Punch.
Little five-year-old Bessie was telling
about some medicine she had taken
while III. "Yes." she said. "1 took some
compulsion of cod liver oil, aud"—
"You mean 'emulsion.' don't you,
dear, not compulsion?" said the visitor.
"Well," rejoined Bessie, "there was
a good deal of compulsion ubout It."—
Chicago News.
Silver Linings to Black Clouds.
"Of course I notice things," said Ihe
girl In the stocking department, "und
one of tbe things I have noticed is that
Ihe stockings whh Ihe brightest red,
blue and green spots arc bought by
people dressed In the deepest mourning. Yes, that's right. Funny, ain't
It?"—New York Press.
Patience—Did you ever ride In a submarine boat?   Patrice—No,' but I rode
In an ultramarine boat once.    I just
lore that color!   Yonkers Statesman.
Rub It In for I «m« Back.—A brisk
rubbing with Dr. Thomas' Eclcctric
Oil will cure lnme bnck. The skin
will immediately absorb the oil and it
will penetrate the tissues and brine
speedy relief. Try it nrtd be convinced. As the liniment sinks in the
pnin comes out, und there nre ample
grounds for saying that its touv.i is
magical, as it is.
Another Way of Putting It
"Although be goes to the club every
night, he's always happy when it's
time to go home."
"In other words, he doesn't go home
till he's happy; is that it?''
Try Murine Eye Remedy
For Red, Weak, V.'enry, Watery Eyes,
Granulation, Pink Eye and Eye Ptrnin
Murine Doesn't Smart; Soothes Eye
Pain. Is compounded by-Experienced
Physiciansi Contains no Injurious
or Prohibited Drugs. Try Murine for
Your Eye Troubles. You Will Like
Murine. Try It in Baby's Eyes for
Scaly Eyelids, i.truggists Sell Murine
at 60c. Murine Eye Remedy Co.
Chicago, will send You Interesting
Eye Books Free.
Had  Talent
Judge—How mnny languages can
your husband speak?
Mrs. Trouble—Two, your honor-
English and profane.
A Hotel Clerk Explains Why a Blotter
Is Necessary.
"Hotel clerks get to be great observers of human nature," said an old
.hotel "lobbyist." "During the iiiauy
hours out of each day that 1 spend
wanning this chair I have learned
many tricks of their trade which go
lo prove my statement
"In fact, this clerk here has a peculiar trick of his owu which shows
how keen un observer be Is. if you
watch hlm at work you will find whenever a woman Is registering he holds
a lilolter so as to hide the other names
on the page. At first when I noticed
It I thought that he wns merely holding the blotter In readiness to use it
on Ihe newly written name, but when
I found thnt he did It only wheu a
woman was registering my curiosity
gut the heiter of me, and 1 asked tbe
"'Why.' said he, 'women are the
must nervous creatures In the world.
1 Hold thnt blotter up to bIiow thnt I
am not watching them write their
unities and at the same time to keep
tin-in froth irylng to excel the other
liiunlwrlllng on tile page. If they noticed thnt I wns watching them closely It Is a safe Pel that they would get
nervous nud make un awful botch of
their signatures trying to be fancy.
On the other ham). If tbey saw u particularly pretty signature on the next
line the chances nre that they would
try to Improve theirs with a flourish
or two. which generally menns a choice
blot to be scratched out by yours
"1 decided to test his theory by looking over a woman's shoulder while she
registered. The result was Just what
he said It would be."-Milwaukee Sentinel.         -
After One Ravage the Disease May Lie
Dormant For Years.
The leper ill the settlement nt Moloknl is far better off Hum the leper
who lies In hiding outside. Shell a
leper is n lonely outcast, living In constant fear of discovery uud slowly nud
surely rotting away. The action of
leprosy Is not steady. . It lays hold ol
lis victim, commits u ravage and then
lies dormant for an Indeterminate period, It may not commit another ravage for live years im* len years or forty
years, and the patient may enjoy uninterrupted good health. Rarely, however, do Hiese lirst ravages cease of
themselves. The skilled surgeon is required, anil the skilled surgeon cannot
be called in for the leper who Is iu
hiding. For Instance, the lirsi ravage
may take the form of a perforating ill*
cer In the sole of the foot. WlfMU the
bone Is reached necrosis set's iu. If
the leper Is lu hiding be cannot be
operated upon, the necrosis will continue to eat Its way up the bone ot
the leg, and In a brief and horrible
time that leper will die of gangrene or
some other terrible complication. On
the other hand. If thut same leper is
In Moloknl the surgeon will operate
upon the foot, remove the ulcer, cleanse
the bone and put u complete stop to
that particular ravage of the disease.
A month after the operation the leper
will be out riding nn horseback, running foot races, swimming In the breakers or climbing ihe giddy sides of tbe
valleys for mountain apples. Aud, as
has been stated before, the disease, lying dormant, may not again attack blm
for five, len or forty years.—Jack London In Contemporary Review.
A Compositor's Blunder.
Some years ago the following apologetic explanation for a compositor's
blunder appeared In a leading weekly
literary journal published in Londou;
"In our last number, ns we discovered unfortunntely too late for correction, we announced that Mr. John Stuart Mill's Inaugural address lately delivered before the University of St.
Andrews had since been republished
by him 'in the form of a live shilling
elephant.' Even the most ardent believers In Mr. Mill's powers among our
readers will probably hnve received
this announcement with some Incredulity. Tbe fact Is Hint by an error ot
the press the word *elepbant' was substituted for 'pamphlet,' and the mistake, although Ihe proof wus read nntl
reread, unluckily escaped the corrector's eye."
Gretna Green.
Gretna Green Is u parish In Scotland,
just "over the border," where marriages used to be performed according
to the law of Scotland. The ceremony
was binding performed by a layuinn In
tbe simplest firm, when, being registered, the pn'tles. In the presence of
witnesses, weie declared man and wife.
The first person who officiated at these
strange unions was George Scott, who
begun "his unlicensed ministry" nbout
tbe year 17511.
Our Neighbors.
"We simply must move." said his
wife positively. "I can't stand this
place nny longer."
"All right." replied her husband. "I
know n Hut we can get that Is $5
cheaper limn this one."
"Well, I should say not. If we move
Into that the neighbors would think
we couldn't afford to stay where we
aro."—Detroit Free Press.
But Not Because He Had Driven Him
Years Before.
A very old mun once called to see
Lord Stl'athcoiiu ut his offices and explained us the reason of his visit that
he was the cabman who drove him to
his ship when he set sail for Canada
long years before.
Lord Strathcona was interested In
this reminiscence of his youth nnd listened to the ancient Jehu when he
weut on In n tearful voice to complain
that death had Just deprived hlm of
one of two grandsons and that he
himself had fallen on evil times.
Lord Strathcona soothed the old fellow's sorrows with a little money.
Again, after n time, the old man
called nn Lord Strathcona and this
time told 1)1 tn tbnt both his grandsons
were down with typhoid fever nud. ns
Lord Strathcona 'n\\A helped hlm before, perhaps lie would ugiilu. After
some gossiping chat about Scotland
Lord Strathcona again comforted the
old mnn with n little money.
When he hnd gone an official who
had overheard the conversation said:
"I hope you did not give that man
any money, Lord Strathcona. When
he saw you before one of his two
grandsons wns dead. Now he says
both are 111 with typhoid fever."
"Thank you very much. Mr. Jones,"
said the high commissioner, with a
twinkle lu his eye, "but do you know
when I left Scotland for Canada I bad
no cab to take me. to the ship, but
just wheeled down my things myself
to the dock iu a barrow."-London Tlt-
The Tailor's Comment While Measuring a Customer.
"Did you ever notice how the tailors
while measuring n man for a suit of
clothes mix in n few letters occasionally among the numbers''" asked a downtown lawyer recently of a .friend.
"Whenever I have lieeu measured for
a suit of clothes the tailor always said
S. B. L. In a subdued voice as he
took the measure for the leucth of my
trousers. I often wondered what this
secret signal meant nnd un one occasion made so bold as to nsk. but was
put aside In some casual way. which
plainly showed me thnt the tailor did
not wish me to know the meaning of
the mysterious S. It. L.
"Well, I never knew whnt these letters meant until one day not long ngo,
when I stumbled across the solution
quite by accident. I was waiting to
have my measure taken while a strapping big fellow was on the rack. As
he measured the length of the trousers leg the tailor snid. '.'13. S. B. L.'
" 'Yes,' came hack the reply from the
big fellow, 'and — bnwlegged too.'
"All these years tailors have been
accusing me of being 'slightly bow-
legged,' nnd I had never cnught on
until I wns practically told the au-
swer In the accidental way'."—Philadelphia Record.
fl  meet
all y
meets you hall-way-does
all your work In half tbe
time and at ball the coit of
other soaps.
Sunlight Soap—absolutely
pure—saves clothes from Injury—hands from roughness-
life from   /"*\   drudgery.
A Hairbreadth Escape
Charles E. Bigelow, the comedian,
is bald, except for a rim of hair a few
inches above his collar line.
"I'm in nn awful hurry," lie said
one day to the Lambs club burlier;
"can you cut my hair with my collar
"Sure," replied the barber; "I can
cut it with your hat on."
The Secondhand Auto Dealer and Hia
Irate Victim.
THE Irate victim blustered Into the
office of tbe secondhand automobile dealer.
"Look here, sir!" he thundered.
"The automobile you sold me yesterday won't run. One of the cylinders
is cracked, the spark plug Is badly
connected, the steering gear Is loose,
one wheel is wabbly, and—and"—
"Hold on a minute," the dealer interposed.   "Did I, seli you a machine
"You certainly did."
"And you paid me for it?"
"Of course I did!" was the emphatic
"Then the machine belongs to you,
doesn't It?"
"Wby, to be sure it does!"
"Well, that being the case, I'd advise you not to amble through the
I city  shouting nbout its defects.    If
! you do I'd like to know how you ex-
, pect to  sell   It."—Llppincott's  Maga-
1 alne.
by using "COWL BRAND"
SHINGLE    STAINS,    Permanent
coat only.
wax finish.
WAX  FINISH, for use with our
i       WAXOIL FLOOR  POLISH,    for
hardwood floors.
put a wax finish colored border
around a room with only one application.
CRACK FILLER, for badly laid
If your storekeeper does not keep
them, write Decorators' Dept.,
Manufacturers ef    "COWL BRAND"
Oil Specialties.
Children delight to use it.   Polishing
shoes with " 2 in I" is child's play.
No more sticky, mussy, hard shining
propositions but an instantaneous hard
finish, waterproof and permanent, which
softensand preserves theleather
at the same time.
No substitute even half as good.
shos reus**
Extenuating Circumstances.
Attendant (In botanical gardens
sternly)--Don't you know It's against
the rules to pluck flowers In here?
Little Cllrl-B-b-b-bnt. sir, 1 thought all
that folks In glass houses shouldn't do
wns to throw stones.—Success Magn-,
Courage, like cowardice. Is undouht- j
edly conlirrlous, bnt some persons are
dot liable to catch It.—0. D. i'rentice.    !
offer you more ot
Better Toilet Tissue for the Same
Money than any
Other Make on the Market.
Made in Every Known   Form   and   Variety,
and Every Sheet Guaranteed  Chemically Pure. THE'REPORTER,  MICHEL,  BRITISH COLUMBIA.
j The Taking   j
:     of Lftrenai |
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Copyrighted.   1909.    by   Associated   • j
Literary Press. J
Although It wus'the third week lu
April, there were sudden and chill
whiffs ot wind from the north, accompanied by flying particles of Ice nod
snow, grim warning that winter had
not yet renounced Its sway In the
Floyd Jordan, striding down the
steep mountain trail, halted irresolutely near the abrupt turning et Furrell's
bluff, lie appeared to be meditating
deeply. Suddeuly be threw up his
head, squared his shoulders nnd hurried on, uot III the direction of tbe
boarding bouse In the gulch, but toward Furrell's cabin.
Parrelfa cubln was two log houses
Joined together and chinked with mud.
There were other cnblus of the same
simple architecture scuttered over the
mountain side and nestled lu the gulches, but while curtains huug lit the Fur-
rell windows, nud the windward side
of the living room was huug with guy
Navajo blankets; tbe brown fur of a
mountain bear was ou tbe floor, and
its mate was spread luxuriously beneath the red pillows of a couch. And,
set like a torch lu tbe south window,
a geranium, potted in a brilliant Indian basket, lifted Its scarlet blooms.
But Jordan felt without seeing this
harmony. He was looking Into tbe
face of the girl who had opened the
door. It wus u face of light and shade
tbat spoke the swift thought before
the voice found words, a face to hold
a man's glance In u crowd. She resumed ber sent by tbe Ore without replying to Jordan's genial greeting.
He seemed to All the room. Six feet
two and broad shouldered, be looked
even larger In tbe clumsy canvas coat,
corduroys and high laced boots of the
prospector. He whipped his bat
against bis knee, evidently disconcerted by tbe girl's hostile attitude.
"That you. Floyd Jordan'/" inquired
a voice from tbe inner1 room.
"Yes. Mrs. Karrell. "How're you
"Somewhat better. I'm glad to say.
Sit down and warm yourself, Floyd.
It Isn't to be wondered at that people
have rheumatics in u land wbere there's
ten months winter."
Lorenu closed the door. "Floyd .lor-
dan, wbat are you coming here again
for?" she burst out suddenly.
"Wouldn't be very neighborly not to
drop In with your mother sick and
your dad away, would It?"
"Didn't 1 tell you that I never would
speak to you again and that I never
wanted to see you?" she snid fiercely,
taking a few steps toward him. Even
In that moment, with her eyes blazing
wltb unjust and unreasonable auger,
the miner's heart throbbed acknowledgment of the tall, pliant, reedlike
grace before bim.
"Yes. Lorena, but I have just a little
hope that "you don't always mean what
you say."
"Don't you think I mean It when I
tell you I've heard bow you brugged
to the boys at the store that you could
take me Whenever you got good and
"I never said anything of the kind.
Some one has garbled my words to
suit his own purpose. I've been
about you—I've loved you from tho
first time I ever set eyes on you, and
I've never said a disrespectful word
about you. I've been thinking of
building n cabin nn my claim. If you'll
have me. I.orena. If you won't I'll
sell out and go bnck to tbe States."
"You can't go any too quick to Bult
me." answered tbe girl, her voice tense
wltb scorn. "And you can tell those j
loafers at the store that I'm not to be
had so easily. I'd rather die tban
marry you. Floyd Jordan."
"I reckon that Bettles It." snid Jordan, rising and buttoning his coat.
"Please tell your mother goodby for
me."   And be was gone.
"Lorena Farrell, whnt have you
done?" demanded her mother, limping
Into the room. "You ought to know
tbat Floyd couldn't have said anything like that about you. Depend on
It. those Blake girls made It all np.
You've driven him away for good this
time. He'll keep his -word. He stlways
does. He will go back to tbe States,
mark my word!"
Lorena stealthily opened tbe door
and looked after her lover's retreating
figure. He had almost reached tbe
bluff.   Something stirred in her throat
The long stretch of trail that ran
away through the dreary landscape
seemed like her life, and Floyd was
going out of It Her heart yearned for
him. Wbat would her life be without
"Lorena. where are you?" called
Mrs. Farrell, emerging again from tbe
bedroom. The girl was not in tbe
room. 'The mother opened the door
and looked out A wall of whirling
white met her vision.
"She has gone after blm and is
caught in the storm!" gasped the
A knock sonnded on the door. Floyd
entered, noisily stamping the snow
from his feet '"Thought I'd come
back and bave another talk with Lorena"— he began.
"Ob, Floyd, she's gone after your
cried the distracted woman, wringing
her bands. "She got sorry right after
you left"—
"I'll find her," said Floyd quickly;
''don't worry." And he dashed back
into the storm. ,
When Lorena softly closed the
kitchen door she could Just see Floyd
rounding the bluff. "Floyd, oh, Floyd,
come back!" she called, all ber reserve
gone, ber fierce pride thrown to the
Btormy winds that blew tbe fringe of
her shawl into her eyes.
Realizing that be could not hear ber,
she started after him. hut by tbe time
she had covered half the distance a
sea of white swept In between and
blotted hlm from her view.
She hurried on, calling bis name repeatedly, but tbe furious wind tore at
her breath and walled her about with
fleecy clouds. Suddenly she felt that
she was off the trail.
She turned to the right and tben to
the left, but could not find It Des.
perately she struggled on, until her
tired limbs compelled a pause In tbe
shelter of a bluff. Sbe leaned panting
against a rock, all unconscious of a
pair of eyes which glared from a willow thicket near by.
The green lights in the eyes flared
brighter, a long red tongue licked long,
snarling Jaws hungrily, and forth from
the covert stole a lank gray wolf.
Lorena uttered a startled cry. Tbls
was uo coyote to be chased with a
stick. It wus a wolf of timber stock,
a great beast, stroug as a mastiff! He
emitted low snarls as he slunk In half
circles across in front He was undecided.
While he circled, drawing a little
nearer at every turn, Lorena fell back
—buck toward the bluff, keeping her
white face always toward tbe creeping
Sbe took off her heavy shawl and
suddeuly threw it blanketwlse over
the wolf's head. Then she fled desperately.
Once clear of the scrub, sbe ran on,
plunging through drifts, stumbling,
falling to rise again and push her
flight Of direction sbe could take no
heed. All sbe could do was to place
distance between herself and tbe famished brute. But when, weary and
breathless, she paused for rest out of
the drab drift stole the lank gray
With a terrified shriek Lorena ran on
until she had to stop, spent unable to
take another step. Sbe saw the wolf,
licking his hungry jaws, leaping toward her with no indecision left
Lorena screamed and closed ber
eyes. Two shots roared out Looking
up, she saw Floyd Jordan, wltb smoking revolver In bis hand, standing over
tbe prostrate beast
"Floyd, oh, Floyd!" sbe sobbed as he
came to her with eyes tender and anxious. He picked ber up from the snow,
wrapped her In bis coat and beld her
against his breast.
The storm was lifting. Farrell's cab-
In could be discerned not a quarter of
a mile distant
"I'm dead sure now I'll build that
cabin on my claim," Floyd said as they
started homeward.
An Illusion Shattered.
The son and belr Is seven years old
-old enough to spell out, wltb helps
over the hard words, "Alice lu Wonderland" and to enjoy It hugely, especially the memorable duet between tbe
mock turtle nnd the grlllln. Recently
as a great treat be was permitted to
accompany bis pretty young nunt to
luncheon nt one of New York's famous restaurants and as a crowning
Joy Invited to select his own delicacies. Long and earnestly be pondered
over the bill of fare: then his eyes
grew big and bis face illumined as be
laboriously rend tbe list of soups.
"Yes, thank you;. I've preclded wbat
I want" he said, with nervous gnyety.
Then, wltb an impressive knitting of
his brows, he addressed the attentive
waiter. "I'll have one very, very small
mock turtle, but don't make It Into
soup: Just bring It along alive and
kicking."—Woman's Home Companion.
Won the Bet.
"Well, old man." said Smith to
Brown as they sat at breakfast iu tbe
hotel, "you've lost your het"
"How do you make that out?"
"Didn't you bet me a guinea last
night that we'd see a gale from the
north this morning?"
"It's turned out a beautiful dny, with
a soft warm wind from the "muth,
and yet you say you haven't lost your
"Thnt is so."
"Why not?"
"Do yon see that man coming up the
steps of the hotel? That's my friend
McCluskle, from Inverness."
"What's that got to do with It?"
"Well,. I've -won the bet. for be's a
Gael from the north."-London Answers.
Parasols Are Now Made of Raffia.
Apricot a Favorite Spring Color.
The newest parasol Is made of raffia
In natural color, with raffia fringe.
The handle Is long, In tbe dlrectoire
Hats of coral chip ss' well as tha
once more popular crinoline are seen
with wide spreading brims curled up
on one side.
Apricot Is a color tbat Is being worn
extensively this spring not only in materials, but in accessories.  Tbere are
THBEI! piaca sort,
lovely  silk   stockings  lu   this  shade
beautifully embroidered wltb a design
In bowkuots in a darker tone.
It' is during enougb for some women
who ure not at all good to look at to
attempt bangs, but the climax is
reached wheu a bunch of loose curls
protrude from the back of the bat
Tbese are tacked loosely to tbe hair at
the buck of tbe head In an effort to be
natural, hut the effect Is thut of a
bunch of curls In the wrong place.*
For street or dresB wear the rtevr
shoes of cloth In dark tones to match
the gown worn with them are very
Tbe costume seen in the illustration
Is most attractive In that It provides
for a dress tbat can be worn separately or in combination wltb the coat to
form a suit. The dress Is semlempire;
and the waist Is joined to the seven
gored skirt. The coat is simple and
easy to make.      JUDIC CHOLLET.
A pattern of this costume may be had
In six sizes—from 32 to 12 Inches bust
measure. Send 10 cents to this office, giving number (4513), and It will be promptly
forwarded to you by mall.
The Costume Idea For Summer Gowns,
Beware of Eccentrlo Hats.
If a woman wants to be in tbe swim
next summer sbe will make every effort to have ber clothes carry out the
costume idea-that is, having decided
upon a period for her frock, sbe must
hare hat, shoes and all accessories to
For tbe girl who can put on any old
hat and look bewitching the new bats
hare no terror, but for ber sister wbo
I DON'T know where It started
But I think It's time for me
To rise up and kill a rumor
That is gaining currency,
A rumor that 1b spreading—
Everywhere you'll hear it told—
The babe's not interesting
Until it's five months old.
Some bachelor, I'll warrant,
Was the author of tbat tale,
8ome crusty, gay old rounder
Who should serve a term in jail
For a Blander so malicious
Or be Judged a common scold.
What!   A babe uninteresting
Until it's Ave months old?
Why, Its first "a-lah" Is thrilling
To the daddy's waiting ear.
And Its feeble cry Is music
That Is mighty sweet and clear.
There Is sunshine fairly dancing
In those little eyes of blue,
And a charm that is entrancing
Seems to grip right hold of you.
Then you note a smile and wonder
It she's waiting for a frolic,
But the nurse corrects your blunder
And explains that Is the colic.
Then you* feed her catnip, maybe,
While a lilting song1 you croon.
Then you marvel that your baby
Drinks so nicely from a spoon.
As the days go by you're noting
Something different, something new.
Something quaint, to set you doting
That you thought she couldn't do.,
Perhaps when you are nearing
She will turn her head to Bee,
And you'll say in manner cheering,
"Ah, she recognizes met"
Where babe is, every minute
There is always something doing.
And 1 want to be right in it
If it's just to hear her cooing.
So I raise my voice In protest;
i deny what oft we're told—
That a babe's uninteresting
Until it's five months old.
Summer Frocks Will Have Coats to
Match—Expensive, but Smart.
Tbe new skirts have as many as
seven and nine gores with panels set
lu the senilis. Next summer there will
be no sucb thing as a separate coat
for any dress. Most every frock will
be made In three piece style.
Tbe newest and smartest gowns are
not using as iiiiiny tucked net yokes
as formerly, but tbe tucks may bave
a revival In the summer.
The charming little bridge coat
slipped on over any simple evening
dress Is an exceedingly smart accessory.
The gewn illustrated is wonderfully
smart and stylish. Tbe fashionable
panel front Is emphasized by the trim-
Getting Next
"What's the matter? Has yonr husband ceased to lorje you?"
"N'-no, but be's ceased to be scared
when 1 hnve hysterics." i<— Cleveland
When Hung Near Dressing Table
Saves Much Annoyance.
A pair of curling tongs Is found on
nearly every dressing table. Sometimes they are on a tray, but more often they nre luld carelessly on the
cover, frequently leaving little brown,
partly scorched patches.
A case hanging beside the dressing
table In which to slip tbe tongs will
be found a great convenience. Besides being useful, It Is a pretty and
attractive little accessory of the dressing table.
To make the curling tongs case out
two pieces of thin pasteboard, two of
has to go easy—well, the least snid
the better about her prospects.
Among tbe attractive pongee weaves
coming directly from the orient are
tbe robe patterns in the natural color,
which, despite the dressmaker's decree, Is always rich nnd elegnnt
Black and while shepherd plnld suits
are on hand ngnln tbls season, and
they are more attractive tban  ever.
.vcn these suits have not escaped tho
Jet fad, for some of the smartest models are in medium sized checks, wltb
pipings of hlnck satin and decorated
with large flat buttons.
The stunning little bolero Is a dainty
wrap for spring und summer. It can
be mnde either from tho dress material or from material in a matching
color. As seen In the Illustration, tho
bolero is of dark blue broadcloth heavily braided In black soutache and Is to
be worn over a blue foulard silk having a white polka dot design.
A pattern of this cost may be had In
six sices—from 32 to 42 Inches bust measure, genii 10 cents to this office, glvlm!
number (CD), and It will be promptly for-
imHtt te you by .mail.
linen uud I wo of some material  for
lining, the size of the outside Hue of
' the pattern given in tne cut.
By means uf carbon paper transfer
the selected design to one piece ot tbe
The embroidery Is dono iu a plain
satin stitch with the linen stretched
over a hoop. The dots ure worked in
the siitln stitch, with a few stitches
uiiderneuth for padding, The stems
from the dots ure done In Kensington
outline stitch.
Kneh cover is made of Die curd-
hoard, with Ihe linen und lining of it
] bound wllh ribbon. Sew the two covers firmly together at the lower edge
mill up the skies about one nud a half
Inches. This makes u hold for the
point of (he tongs. The sides arc beld
together by u loop ribbon which is left
long enough to allow room fur the
tongs to slip In between the covers,
Sew ou a ribbon nnd tic It In u bow.
The case Is bung up by this ribbon.
i   if one cannot embroider, Ihe case
i may he made of hits of flowered silk
j or muslin Instead of the linen cover.
The one Illustrated Is of ecru Bilk with
! fine Hues of dark brown and green
flowers.   The ribbons mutch the stripe
1 In tbe silk.
For n summer cottage or for a room
done In pretty light colors nny of the
flowered cretonnes with pink or bine
ribbons would he effective.
mlng. Such a gown Is pretty made
from rnjnli, pongee or foulard Bilk.
Tbe pattern provides for a Greek overdress, which. If used, will make it
quite dressy enough for formal occasions. JUDIC CHOLLET.
A pattern of this gown Is cut In five
sizes—from 32 to 40 Inches bust measure.
Bend 10 cents to this ofllce, giving number (4525),. and it will be promptly forwarded to you by mail.
Modish Trimmings For the New Mil'!-
nery—An Empire Nightgown.
Big bows are tbe rjodlsh trimmings
for the shirt waist hats. Tbe return
of thi* style of a year ugo will gladden
the heart of tbe tailor made girl. For
making these bows materials by the
yard ure better than ribbons, as tbey
make more graceful loops. A tbln,
light make of taffeta or inessallne is
tie favorite material for simple huts.
A butterfly lu lifelike guise Is poised
airily on the edge of bat brims. Very
inexpensive ones are of Mexican silver. One little beauty wns of filigree
metal, with coral on the wings.
An exceeding pretty new model In
an empire nightgown Is of nainsook.
There is a short body supporting a full
skirt. Tbe body Is formed by alternate
rows of luce and lawn and Is cut low
In the neck.    A wide tucker of lace
Remarkable Traffic Increase.
The policy ol the C.P.R. bus been
to sell the land cheap on this irrigation block, so as lo get settlers into
the district, and thus make it traffic-
producing. That this policy is proving successful is proved hy the remarkable increase in freight receipls
from this district. Thus outgoing
shipments show an increase of 77 1-3
per cent, in cuttle, and 204 1-2 per
cent, in grain over last year. The total outgoing freight increased 66 per
cent, for I90B- over 1906, while incoming freight increased 119 per cunt.
draws up With ribbons.   The sleeves
j ure puffs of lace and lawn following
the lines nf the yoke and end In dainty
lace ruffles.   The price Is S'.'.M.
The coat Illustrated Is attractive
mnde of pongee, rajah or chiffon
broadcloth. The fronts are gored to
Ihe shoulders, and It is slightly fitted
nt the back. The,gnrmeut may be easl.
' ly turned out at home for the reason
that It hongs from the shoulders and
requires little fitting.
j     A pnttern of this cost msy be halt In
six sl-ios-from 32 to 43 Inches bust mess-
I ure.   Send 10 cents to this office, Riving
i number (4606). snd It wilt be promptly for*
warded to vou by mall.
Park Ranger ''■'hinfn'-. ""ells   of  Its
Habits In the Wilds.
Old trappers tell us there are two
kinds of beaver—the house beaver
and the bank or lazy beaver, an out- .
cast from respectable beaver society
because he refuses to work, simply
piling up a lew sticks against an old
root or stump for a house, says Park
Ranger Mark Robinson of Algonquin
Park in a.recent article in Saturday
Night. However, my companion and
I discovered that there are two
classes of the bank beaver, one being
very industrious. They con be found
in large numbers on North Muskoka
river, where they dig subterranean
passages from beneath the low water
mark up into the high banks. In
mnny instances small piles of sticks
and brush, well covered with mud
and moss, soncenled the passage way
as a protection from enemies and
frost. On all the small streams entering North river the bsaver have built
houses, which causes many to ask
how is it the river beaver do not do
the some. The only reason I can give
is that fnr a number of years timber
drives hnve been taken down North
river, nnd the logs would destroy all
houses in the rush down stream. A
couple of lessons have taught tha
beaver to dig into the bink and adapt
himself to circumstances, as they do
nn the lakes along the Pettawawa
river where for many years timbering
hns been going on, the water, being
constantly raised and lowered by
means of limber dams. On the lakes
between Burnt lake and Catfish lake
can be seen beaver houses fully 40
feet in length extending from below
low water.mark lo several feet above
high water mark. Some of those
houses are estimated to contain from
ten to fifteen cords of peeled sticks,
Ihe bark being taken off for food,
then the timber used in construction
of the house.
I asked an old experienced trapper
how it was that beaver families are
said to number from two to six
young, yet the most I had seen wos
three young around any dams I had
watched*' He replied that he had
trapped hundreds of beaver both
autumn and spring in the Park before it was a Park. He had studied
all the native animals but had given
the beaver extra study. He had.
found that at birth beaver families
sometimes number as many as six,
hut only on one occasion had he seen
four young survive. Almost always
the number is two.
During the months of June and
July the old beaver are selecting new
places for dams, houses, etc. They
usually lenve the old house with the
two-year-olds who Imve remained nt
the old home until that age, and,
taking the younger flock, commence
to build n new luuse nnd dam. This
is usually completed by the end of
August or early in September. Then
commences the storing of wood for
winter use. Small trees of various
kinds lire cut and brought to a quiet
pool, Ihe ends being forced into tho
mud if li* e is a soft bottom. If
there is . "lid rock bottom the brush
is put in ., pile and anchored in sonio
wny. The brush is not placed on top
of ihe pile as many suppose, but tho
boaver is careful to always build his
ftiTish pile from the uiiderneuth side.
Eskimo Customs.
j /il1hou."h Living among so many ap-
I parent disl'.uvantogos, and in so unkind • land Ihe Eskimo has a good
cone .i of !' inself, and hold; hiB radio be the suit o ihe earth. This doctrine I hey uphold by a queer legend,
according lo which the Almighty first
made different tribes of Indians and
different itut'one of white men, but
11- was nit pleased wi'.h them at all.
At hut 11>' made the Eskimos, anil
then rVsled from His labors, perfectly
satisln .1. So they are the people of
the earth And surely, none but tho
hardiest mo-it courageous of the chil-
drei of ii,. n could Inhabit those bleuk
abandon'd regions oi Ihe Far North,
and -urvive its appalling tempests
and freezing old. their history, so
far as it .en be pieced together, is extraordinarily brief, yet their lungung-
and legends are full of rumum*" interest.
Tl-e Ini.fc'iie.gi. of the Eskimo bus
only one reiiinrknble peculiarity—
there seams to be no limit to the
length of .-. word. All tnnnner of purls
ol sp*ei -li may be joined lo the verbal
root, u'ld this compound may be conjugate . in id! moods nnd tenses 1 i It - -
a si.nple vein. When Rev. Mr. Peck,
th< Canadian missionary, first wont
among then', he devot'J himself lo
the 'luily tii tin- uncouth 'o; "tie, .'** ..
alter M'vei yens of six hard, studious
hours every day, hi mastered the lan-
g nice and produced a granular of 200
pag' Next, lie transcribid portions
of the Mm-ovinn Eskimo Testament into what i' ; "own as the syllabic clinr-
acter, a wonderful invention for
Simplifying ' art of reading nnd
writing I' ,'skiinos.    As soon as
the ulph is conquered, the scholar
—mail oi woman "an lieuiti Ihe first
chapter nf Genesis, and read on--
slowly, of course, at first, but in a
few days \iith surprising ease and
Farm Hands Wanted.
Experienced   farm   laborers   (single
men) lire i ded  in Ontario and  in
Western Canada; the wages range between $178 and JSKS a year. The demand Im married men as farm laborers is fin.lied, 	
Steer More snd Blow Less.
If the Mime amount of effort expended on the automobile horn to get
people to move out nf yonr way were
used to move (lie steering wheel slightly so us nut to seem in bear directly
upon the person In front, nnd if you
should sii'i't- around wagons in the
road, as nine times out of ten you
must ii" In Ihe end. miller thnn blow
mil blow the horn hi vain effort to get
diem tu move, much less friction would
3e caused and the speed Increased, Wo
think It Is much better to pass carefully and us quietly ns possible. Often you are noticed hardly at all, and
roii can generally tell If warning is
Fortune and
Copyrighted.   1909,   by   Associated
Literary Press.
By the time she was ready to dress
to go out to diuner Mary Bowen was
so tired thut she felt she would have
preferred to stay nt home and go to
bed early. And yet she had looked
forward eagerly for two days to this
dinner at the Valentines' new house.
Tbut she should feel out of sorts
wben tbe time actually had arrived
added to tbe sense of grievance against
things in general that bad been growing very strong within her of late.
Mary Bowen bad been married four
years, and sbe was beginning to think
of herself as a disappointed woman.
Her busband was always good aud
kind, devoted to ber and tbe two
babies, but be bad failed to surround
ber with tbe comforts sbe felt she deserved.
She felt annoyed at times at his very
goodness. It was positively irritating
to have any one always so sweet tempered. It was almost a weakness. If
lie were more of a fighter be would
probably get on faster In his business
and sbe would not have to take all tbe
care of tbe babies with only a "general girl" to help in tbe bouse.
When she spoke sbarply to Will he
would look vaguely distressed, or, patting her shoulder, would remark gently, "Poor Mary, you're tired out."
Well, sbe felt tonight she was tired
out She and her husband were going
to dine wltb her oldest friend, who
had married a year before. Tbe Valentines bad gone abroad for a honeymoon tbat had lasted a whole year.
Now they had come back into a bouse
that had been built and furnished during their absence and stood completely
ready to receive them.
Aa Mary laid out tbe blue crepe de
chine that bad been one of her trous-
ceau gowns she felt bitterly that
things were not very evenly divided In
this world.   Her busband came in, aud
ahe treated him coldly, feeling resentfully that he was responsible for ber
hard lot I'j life.
When they were ready they left the
little house and boarded a street cur.
Mary felt tbls wus an added grievance.
If she could bave driven to the Valentines life would have looked less
Mrs. Valentine received ber guests
tn a beautiful drawing room, berself
attired In a Paris creation tbat made
Mary's old gown seem to ber own consciousness terribly shabby.
"Dear Mary!' murmured Caroline
Valentine, kissing her friend. "How
do you do, Will? It seems to me you
look tired. You mustn't let blm work
too hard. Mary. You kuow he'd never
tblnk of himself till he dropped."
"Mary's tbe tired one," laughed Will
"Is she? Sbe looks as sweet and
■fresh as ever," responded Mrs. Valentine Then, a little nervously, Bhe
added: "Dick got home late tonight,
and we will have to wait for blm a
few minutes.   He was very sorry."
A slight constraint fell upon the
three, who continued to converse, nevertheless, until at last Dick Valentine
Neither Mary nor Will had known
•hlm before he married Caroline. He
was very tich and had charming manners, and to Mary a sort of halo bad
aeemed to hover over him In her
thought of him as her friend's husband.
He greeted his guests wltb enthusiastic apologies, nnd his words hnd the
sound of a torrent, they were poured
out so rapidly. His face was flushed,
and his eyes refused to remain fixed on
anything. An unpleasant suspicion
formed Itself In Mnry's mind, and sbe
glanced at her friend.
Caroline's eyes were fixed on ber In
a look of abject entreaty. In which
mortification and pride struggled miserably Mary understood nnd with a
great effort replied to her host's remarks In a natural mn liner.
A perfect dinner wns served In the
perfectly appointed dining room, but
to Mary Bowen It wns the most trying
ordeal she had ever passed through.
Dick Valentine drunk glass after glass
Uf wine, and Mutv saw hlm respond
to bis wife's frequent look of appeal
ivlth a laugh cruelly careless.
"Poor Caroline!" she thought. There
"■"as no room In her mind for "poor
Mary" now. She looked at her husband. He did look tired, as Caroline
said. There were circles under his
eyes and his checks looked hollow. A
lump came into her throat
He worked every day of bis life
faithfully and hard, without complaining, while she, because she also had
to work, complained constantly of her
lot. Wbo was she that she should expect to lay down her burdens? And
how good he was to her, how he always tried to please her, to make her
As she took part In the general talk
she longed to cry out to him, "Forgive
me, oh, forgive me!"
It was over at last. Mary nnd Caroline went back to the drawing room
and left the men to their cigars.
"How benutlful your bouse Is, Cnror
line!" sold Mary.
"Yes. Isn't It? But the credit goes to
the architect and the furnishers and
decorators. I think I shall feel more
at bome when I've been here longer.
I've thought since I came of the way
you and Will furnished yonr little
house, picking out everything together]
nnd how you mnde your own curtains
Your bouse looks like you. This Is
beautiful, but there Isn't anything
really of us in It."
Then Mary asked about the trip, nnd
Caroline told her about the many
places they had seen. But she broke
off suddenly to say, In a low tone:
"Mary, don't think It's always the way
It Is tonight. He does try, and I help
him, nnd he will conquer. I'm sorry
yuu've seen, but we ail bave our burdens to bear."
When at last Mary and Will got
away and wnlked down the street together Mary said: "Let's wall; home.
The air feels good, and my head
"Poor little woman!" said Will tenderly. "You're tired. But It's true what
Caroline said. You look as sweet und
pretty as a rose. 1 looked at yon
across the table tonight and theu nt
Caroline and thought whnt a lucky
fellow 1 was to get you. Mary."
He patted the hand that lay on his
arm and continued: "Aud didn't you
think tbe bouse awfully stiff? It's very
fine, of course, hut It reminded me of
n high priced cluh more thnn a home.
But I know there are lots of things we
need. dear, and we'll have them In
time, so don't get discouraged."
"Oh. Will, don't, don't! You nre
killing me!" said Mary, clinging to his
arm. while the tears overflowed and
choked ber.
"Why, Mary, whnt is It? Her hus-
bnnd stopped In genuine astonishment
and tried to look at her.
"It Is just that 1 waut you to forgive me. I've been so hateful and horrid, but I do lore you more than all
the world.   Say you forgive me. Will."
She wns sobbing, nnd Will took her
gently in his arms. "1 have nothing tn
forgive, dearest."
Mary did not try to show hlm nil she
felt be hnd to forgive, but sbe pressed
her lips to her husband's 111 mule
pledge. Then, arm In arm. they wnlked
along the silent street toward bome.
A Cream Puff Cure.
A young woman teacher In a school
In one of the poorer purls of the city
wns overcome by a sudden attack of
Illness one dny. She dismissed the
class, telling the boys Bhe felt too III to
continue, but hoped to be quite well by
the next dny. The teacher rested her
head on her arms and snt nt her desk
a few minutes waiting for strength to
start on the journey homeward. Sbe
was only dully conscious of what wns
going on nbout her and did not notice
n group of the ragged youngsters gathered by the door In deep consultation.
In a little while she heard some one
softly sny. "Toucher," and looked up
It wos the raggedest 1ioy of tbe lot,
and he was holding ont a papor bag
full of something.
"Whnt Is It. .Ilmmle?" she nsked.
"Somethin' t' eat." replied .Ilmmle.
"But I'm not hungry."
"Yes. you tire." Insisted the ragged
philanthropist, winking at her gravely.
"Nobody's sick except when they're
hungry. We look up u c'leellon an' got
these cream puffs fur youse. Ent 'em
quick, ma'am, au' you'll feel better."-
New York Press.
Seme Points by a Successful Breeder.
A Champion Yorkshire.
A successful swine breeder Says of
keeping hogs healthy: .
A very Important consideration Is
sunshine and exercise, and without
both of these I have never been able
to have success. 1 have too often seen
hogs cramped into a little, dark, filthy
pen for fattening. I find it most profitable to give my hogs good range at
all times, whether feeding to fatten or
not It will sometimes bappen tbat
cholera will get luto tbe whole nelgh-
bodhood, and In such an event 1 would
try to keep my herd as far from the
adjoining neighbor as possible snd use
an abundance of a good disinfectant
about tbe grounds and a little In the
water. In fact tbls will do no barm
In health. But should cholera get
started In my herd the first thing 1
would do would be to kill and burn
tbe sick ones, taking tbem away from
tbe others for the operation. I bave
tried to cure a few cases, but always
failed and lost money by allowing
tbem to stay on tbe farm.
The feeding of swine Is a great question and can be mastered only by experience. Hogs to be bealtby must
have a variety of food—grains, roots
and forage, Tbe condition of the hog
shonld govern the kind and quantity.
Different conditions would suggest different methods, and therefore it is not
safe to lay down any iron bound rules.
The question of water Is also a very
great one. and one tbat, from my observation. Is often neglected. Some
think tbat nny kind of bole will do
for hogs, and consequently tbey are
left to drink from the bole that they
wallow In. This. 1 think. Is one of the
main causes of sickness In hogs.   The
water becomes stagnant and fnnl and
is full of disease germs, and the hog,
taking this foul water Into Its stomach,
Is bound to sooner or later become
diseased. Everything that can be done
to keep things In first class order, letting nothing go undone. I find to be
far better than any medicine that I
have ever tried.
The fine champion Yorkshire sow
shown in the Illustration has never
been beaten in the show ring. The
owner says tbls sow was fed from
plghood on a combination of shorts,
corn, tankage, slops, etc. He thinks
tankage a great food, tending toward
great smoothness. She has produced
several pigs which won blue ribbons
at a number of big fairs.
The Restaurant Bluffer.
"Of nil the bluffers one meets socially and In huslnessj and their nnme Is
legion." remarked a minor cynic, "none
amuses me more limn the restaurant
bluffer. This brand Is numerous. I
met one today, nnd Ids embarrassment
was ludicrous.
"This chap, you know. Is a living He.
He lodges III a rather high priced
house, but occupies a cheap little room
up under Ihe roof, to which he Ib careful not tn Invite nny acquaintance.
He's nn unilerelerk somewhere, but
talks familiarly of high finance. He
pretends to lie on friendly terms with
Influential men who wouldn't know
him from Adam.
"Several evenings ngo he wns Impressing me with the frequency with
which he lunches nt one or two places
fnmous In the Wnll street section.
When I met hlm today bending over
coffee nnd rolls In a place where hjs
check was 10 cents yon should hnve
seen his face. It wns n study.
"Of course I wasn't surprised, but he
wns. I enjoyed the encounter, but he
dldn't"-New York (Slnbe.
In Bacon ,Rld-je.
Mrs. ttyptop-Now, Huff's thnt .Ind-
son Tassel, lie's n likely looking
chap, hut he's been culling on Nnncy
Squires for nine years nnd he hasn't
proposed yet.
Mrs. Hnrdapple Isarrnstlcnllyi-Oh.
give the boy a chance, Cynthia. Maybe he's afraid he'll break the speed
la«'»,—Chicago News.
Irregularity In This Work Means Loss
In Fat and Flash.
A. good,observer of sheep and lambs
haa matSe the remark that sheep are
excellent timekeepers. Tbey bave no
alarm clocks of their own. but seem to
keep tbe sense of time very clearly In
their minds, so clearly, In fact, that If
you are disposed to be somewhat Irregular In your hours of doing your
j farm work It would be best for yon to
invest In an alarm clock for your own
use. In inch a case you can safely
charge the investment which the clock
represents up to the flock.
It will pay you back with Interest.
In other words, there Is perhaps no
other animal tbat la more sensitive
about being fed on time each day than
Is your fattening lamb or sheep. Noise,
confusion—anything. In fact, which annoys and distresses tbe flock means
the loss of good money making fat and
flesh to you. No one should be allowed to have any part In the handling
of the flock who li In the habit of losing his temper or wbo Is rough In manner or speech when working about the
As a matter of fact, so important Is
this matter of aheep feeding that you
cannot so much as show a stranger
about tbe shed wbere 'tbe sbeep are
being fed without the act costing you
In good bard money from tbe loss of
flesh wblch the distraction of the sensitive animal will produce.
Ventilating the Dairy Barn.
j Every barn should have a system of
flues or. If tbey are too expensive,
cotton windows. More trouble of garget and udder disease results from
sudden drafts tban from any other
causes. In tbe outgoing flue the area
should be in proportion to the number
of cows, about one square foot to a
cow, and should be opened at tbe top
of tbe barn. Inside the barn tbe opening In summer should be up high and
In tbe winter lower down. Tbe Incoming flues should bare the same
area, but tbere should be more of
them, necessarily making tbem smaller. The air should come In from the
outside near tbe sills and Into tbe
barn from under the eaves.—Professor
H. E. Cook, Lewis County, N. V?
Treatment of the Hog.
| No animal nf tbe farm will stand ss
poor treatment as the bog and thrive
as well, ssys a breeder.   It can be aaid
I with the same degree nf truth that no
animal will respond more quickly under good treatment.    By treatment I
| refer to good breeding as well as good
i care.
Good Ideas For the Housewife Who
Would Be Up to Date.
There should be two knives, three
forks and a soup spoon laid at each
plate for the usual dinner, but a selection Is necessarily made to meet tbe
requirements of tbe menu, says Good
Housekeeping. On the extreme right
is the oyster fork, next the soup
spoon, nnd next to this, alongside the
I'lnle, the two knives—a silver fish
knife and a steel meat knife. On the
left of the plate nre placed two large
dinner forks and a fish fork. The oyster fork is sometimes placed diagonally
across the soup spoon and knives.
Before each plate are little pepper
nnd suit cellars of gold, silver or china.
There Is no butter chip.   At the Bel.
mont the gold set Includes compotlers.
two or four of which nre used nt the
corners of the table, and in frout of
each guest nre little double flower
vases of gold wltb suueer shaped bases
for salted almonds.
Dishes of bonbons, olives, dried
fruits and salted nuts are conveniently
distributed, usually between the four
candlesticks or at the four sides of the
center decoration, while nt home the
decanters nre located nearer the corners of tbe table. For a home dinner
Hint Is not wholly ceremonious crystal
dishes for radishes, pickles and celery
are placed on the tnble. but for a thoroughly ceremonious dinner these and
the oiives are passed by the servants,
ns nre nlso the mustard, horseradish
and vlncgnr.
Dainties That Can Be Included In the
Penitential Menu,
Try nddlng chopped figs to a nut nnd
apple salad. The flavor Is immensely
improved. Not much of tbe fig Is used
-Just enough to give a suspicion of
spley sweetness.
It wns chance Unit hit on a way to
Improve the somewhnt tasteless celery
salad with mayonnaise. One night nt
dinner n womnn cut up small blocks of
her cranberry Jelly among the celery
and wos delighted with the results,
both in looks and tnste.
Parmesan cheese sprinkled thickly
over stewed tomatoes that are later
browned In a baking dish gives tbem
an ndded zest.
Charlotte russe Is both more appetizing nnd less sickening if It Is flavored
with sherry. This should be stirred in
carefully or the cream will curdle.
Brend pudding Hikes on ww dignity
when It Is flavored with chocolate.
Make a chocolate custard and put It
In a baking dish with alternate layers
of bread. This can be eaten either
with or without cream.
Chocolate for drinking Is mnch better If n few drops of vanilla are added
Just before removing from the stove.
If yon cannot afford mnrron snucc
for pouring over vanilla Ice cream, did
you ever try preserved tomatoes? It Is
as pretty ns it is delicious.
Scnlloped ^ysters are much better If
cooked In Individual dishes rather than
In a pudding dish. Though somewhat
troublesome to prepare, they are best
of nil scalloped In tbelr own shells,
a half dozen being served on each
Waffles are much lighter If made
Willi sour cream aud the batter kept
rather thin. To eat with tbem try
chicken gravy, or cinnamon ond sugar
mixed, or lumps of maple sugar melted
down and served hot.
Fluid Flows Freely by Pressing Button on the Handle.
How mnny housewives have burned
their fingers by opening Ihe hot lid of
ii coffeepot to permit n freer flow of
Ihe liquid! To obviate this fault (hern
has been Invented a coffeepot the lid
of which remains closed. By pressing the small lever ou the handle air
The Enormous Energy Vested In the
Rays of Our Luminary.
We receive warmth and light from
the sun, but the most of us think
little about the enormous power vested in our luminary. The most satisfactory way of arriving at an idea
of its tremendous energy is by measuring the amount of heat which its
rays are capable of generating. And,
further, by our knowledge of the relation which exists between heat and
mechanical work, we are able to estimate, the amount of work which the
sun is capable of doing and also the
quantity of energy it must be losing
yenr by year.
By suitable arrangements we can
cnuse a certain quantity of its radiation to be absorbed by water or other
substance and note the rise of temperature which results, and os we
know the mechanical equivalent of
each degree of temperature in water
it is only a matter of calculation to
arrive at a knowledge of the sun's
totnl energy. Like everything else
connected with this wonderful body,
figures give us no adequate conception of its vast energy, and various
illustrations have been used by different investigators.
Thus Herschel considered it in relation to the quantity of ice which
it would melt in a given time nnd
states that the nmount of heat which
the earth receives when the sun is
overhead would melt an inch thickness of ice in two hours and thirteen
From this it enn bo calculated thnt
if the body of the sun were entirely
surrounded by n sheet of ice on its
surface of more than a mile in thickness the sun's hent would entirely
melt this coating of ice in the same
lime—namely, two hours and thirteen minutes.
Another scientist uses nn even
more striking illustration. He says:
"If we could build up a solid column
of ice from the earth to the sun two
miles and a quarter in dinmeter,
spanning Hie inconceivable abyss of
93.0nn.000 miles, nnd if then the sun
should concentrate its power upon it
it- would dissolve nnd melt, not in
an hour nor in a minute, but. in a.
single second. One swine of the
pendulum nnd it would be wnter.
Seven more seconds nnd it would be
dissipated in vapor."
Of course of this enormous quantity of hent the earth receives but n
smnll fraction. The rest, except what
the other heavenly bodies receive,
nftsses awnv into snnee and is lost
forever, so fir as can be ascertained.
It is hy this enormous supply of
energy that Ihe iChole world is kept
alive "nil active. It keeps us warm
nnd drives our steam engines arid
wnter wheels. Tt circulates nur atmosphere nnd brine's us rain and
snow. II grows and nourishes oi"-
plnnls nnd animals nnd, in a word,
is the source of almost every earthly
Coming  Down Easy.
Inquiries after the welfare of Patrick Conroy were answered by his
devoted friend, Terence Dolan, who
was at the Conroys' in the double
capacity of nurse and cook. "No, he's
not dnngerous hurled at all," wns Mr.
Dolan's reply to a solemnly whispered question at the door.
"We heard he had a bad fall and
was all broke to pieces," whispered
the neighbor.
" 'Tis a big story you've heard,"
said Mr. Dolan in his cheerful roar.
"Thrue, he fell off'u the roof o' the
Brndy stnbles, where he was shin-
glin', and he broke his lift leg, knocked out u couple o' teeth and broke
his collnr bone.
"Mind ye, if he'd have fell clear
to the ground it might hove hurteil
him bnd; but, sure, there was a big
pile of shtones and old lumber that
broke his fall."
Coquelin's  Memory.
"How many parts do you know well
enough to play to-night if need be?"
somebody once asked Coquelin. Ho
took a sheet of paper and wrote down
the names of fifty-three plays of his
repertoire.    His  friends  laughed.
"You are boasting surely, mon
ami?" said the Viscomte de Loven-
"You have every one of these plays
in your library," said Coquelin quietly. "Get them all out and pnt them
on the table."   The viscomte did so.
"Now," suid Coquelin, "let anybody
select n cue from nny one of these
plays nt haphazard und give it me."
They tried him with sixteen plnys
out of the fifty-three, and he never
missed a single cue or made one mistake.—Fortnightly Review.
The Costly Scrub.
It costs no more tn support the well
bred animal  thnn  the  scrub,  nnd a
well bred animal, be II either for milk
| or beef, will render better returns for
the food consumed than the scrub.
inn-El; rutins Miuik FIIEELV.
Is admitted, and It runs out rapidly In
a straight stream Instead of gurgling
out nnd splashing over the Bides ot
the cup.   This Is one of those minor
Inventions which the average person
does'  not  appreciate,  but  which  add {
materially to the comfort and satis-
faction of the housekeeper, and should |
Interest nil  men wbo are anxious to:
sure their wives as much as the un- '■
pleasantness of cooking as possible.
Armor Plated Pawnshops.
The inside ol a Chinese pawnshop
is a terra incognito to most people,
Chinese and English. Few are admitted within its mysterious walls except
those directly connected with the
business. A traveler was recently permitted to inspect one in an inlund
town and was surprised to find the
entire building incased in Bheet iron
about one-eighth of nn inch thick. It
must have cost n large sum to build
an iron house within the usual lofty
brick edifice, yet there it wub, even
to the roof. It served n twofold purpose— o proteciion against fire and
thieves. Yet even within this iron
castle night watchmen armed with
heavy revolvers and clad in bullet
proof jackets ever keep watch.
A Conscientious Forger.
The following incident, is told of
Austin Bidwell, the notorious forger
who many years ago attempted to
break the Bank of England: When
he was arrested he remembered that
beirg short of money at the time, he
had procured lunch on credit at a
London restaurant and wrote to an
acquaintance whom he had befriended to settle the score. This was duly
done, and Bidwell was apprised of
the fnct. Then the forger recollected
that he had forgotten to lip the waiter threepence, as usual, und he forwarded three postage stamps to the
restaurant keeper for Robert's benefit.
Bidwell's missive to the landlord,
frnmed, was long on view in the bar
oi the restaurant.
Easily Constructed and Serviceable.
Attractive and Durable.
It is important to the farmer that
hiB Inclosure should be well equipped
with substantial bars. Tbere are farmers who go to as much trouble in a
year's time in moving a poor gate or
bars back und forth, as tbey drive in
and out of fields and In chasing cattle
about, as making dozens of such bars
as are described In this article. For
pole bars, as seen in the first cut, use
round poles about two and one-half or
three inches In diameter. Cut four
pieces tbe same length to use for tbe
upright bar posts or standards. In
tbese bore four or more holes apiece
an equal distance apart Connect tbese
standard post holes In pairs with five
or six inch lengths of small round
poles just the right size to fit tightly
into the bored boles. If necessary
sbave off the ends a bit pointed so as
to drive them Into place firmly. As an
additional security nail each one in
place. Little blocks of wood can bo
nailed between the upright poles instead of tbe five inch lengths of pole.
In, either case tbese little bars or
blocks hold up the bar poles. Set tbe
two connected upright standards in
position and put your bar poles In
place aud you have n good, tidy set of
A farmer who has scverul fields
opening on tbe highways has each bar-
way fitted up with bars like those here
The burs ns seen in the second cut
are simply made and very serviceable.
Set two good sized posts one on cither
side of the barway and to each one,
nn equal distance apart, nail large
horseshoes, allowing tbe round part
to stand out far enough from posts to
admit tbe bar poles easily.
Facts For the Farm Home.
Ohio has a law compelling nurserymen, or those engaged In growing
trees, vines or shrubs, to file application witb the stale agricultural deportment before July 1 of each year
for tbe inspection of such stock. Disposing of uninspected stock renders
the owner subject to fine.
Most farmers who have tried it are
becoming to believe that the Increased
value of food by cooking is not worth
the trouble.
The Minnesota experiment station
hns originated a new variety of winter
rye, called Minnesota No. 2. This rye
was obtained by selection from the
Swedish rye and is nn exceptionally
high yielder. The average yield upon
the station grounds for the last eight
years Is 40.4 bushels per acre. One
field of 1.0 acres yielded forty-eight
bushels per acre Inst fall
It Is estimated that 2,595,697,000
bushels of corn were raised in tbe
United States in 1008, valued at $1,518,-
It bus taken nearly tblrty-flve years
of conscientious effort for breeders to
get the Polnnd-Chlna hog down to the-
splendid, easy feeding, compact, well
finished animal that It Is today.
There Is no better winter breakfast,
for hens thnh equal parts of bran,
middlings, comment, ground onts and
ment scraps by weight, to which add
its bulk In cooked clover hay and 5
per cent of linseed meal. Mix the
ground grain with the tea made by
i-ooklng the clover.
It Is estimated that the cost of maintaining a hundred breeding ewes In
good condition Is a dollar per day. or a
cent per head, when kept on corn fodder, beets and oats.    ,
Breeders like to. have sheep with
plenty of ment on the under part of
tbe body. A thick dock and thick,
strong neck nre also necessary, by
which can be judged the amount of
muscle along Ihe back.
A mixture of lime, carbolic acid and
copperas Is said to mnke a good wash
to prevent rabbits gnawing fruit trees.
It Is claimed tbnt a hundred sheep
can be fed for whnt It costs to feed
ten cows and thnt the returns from
the sheep will be much greater than,
from the cows.
A horse trainer says that the average person does not know how to pet
n horse. He snys they do not pet him
In the right pluce. Rub his eyelids or
rub him right up bptween the ears. In
petting horses most people slight those
nerve centers. They stroke the horse's
nose. While a well behaved borse will
nccept tbe nasal enress complacently,
he would much prefer tbnt nice, soothing touch applied to the eyelids.
Salt and common tobacco leaves and
stems will. It Is claimed, keep sheep
from having stomach worms. i THE REPORTER,  MICHEL,
! What She Saw!
• Copyrighted.   1909.    by   Associated   •
• Literary Press. •'
e •
Winona glanced out of the window
at the crystal avenue aud watched
the April dusk descend. The streets
began to fill witb tbe usual Saturday
night traffic, and tbe whiz and clatter
of flying carriages and motor cars mingled with tbe strident ringing of car
bells and tbe sbouts of importune cabmen.
Abruptly u big black automobile like
a giant tarantula slid up to the curbing in front of the hotel opposite and
stopped. A man Jumped out and extended his bund to the young woman
who bad risen to follow. There was
something Instantly familiar about the
straight square shoulders uuder the
cupe of the long black coat and tbe
way his gray alpine was drawn down
over his eyes.
Winona caught her breath and Involuntarily   stood  up.    Yesl    It  was
Richard Grayson, and he had uot even
glanced lu her direction.
The lights of the street were bright
enough for her In see thnt his companion was a wondrously pretty woman,
thut they were laughing and talking
merrily, apparently oblivious to surroundings, and that she took his arm
with a plainly affectionate gesture as
tbey went Into the hotel together.
For some minutes afterward Wluunii
stood motionless, a puln ut her heart
whlcb she dared not define even to herself. Tbere was the lirllliunt tlash of
light iu the apartment directly opposite. With a little gasp of astonishment she saw young (irnyson stoop
laughingly nnd kiss tbe girl. An older
man was standing ut u little distance,
and she recognized blm Instantly as
Dick's father. He. loo. laughed and
came up, saluting the girl fondly on
either cheek.
It was the bride, she knew, for tbat
was the bridal suit. She had 'been
there herself once to call upon a girl
friend wbo had man-led and was In
Washington on her wedding Journey.
With her face on tire Winona turned
away and went to her desk lu a corner of the room She took up two
letters. The first read:   ,
Dear Nona—May I come tomorrow evening for a row moments? 1 have something Important that 1 want to tell you.
Say. yes, will you not?   Sincerely,
This, tben, was what he had meant
to tell ber of—bis marriage. Ber brief
dream of happiness collapsed like a
house of cards. She choked back a
sudden rise of Inward bitterness and
unfolded tbe otber letter. It ran:
Dearest Winnie—Do run down to Palm
Beach end stay with us In our dear little
bungalow. Jack has Invited a friend,
somebody from somewhere, and 1 am depending upon you, dear girl, to help me
out. Let me know by return mall. Beseechingly CLAUDIA.
Without hesitation Winona sat down
and took up her pen, Jabbing It viciously Into the Ink.
My Dear Rl-ihard—Sorry, but It will not
be possible for me lo recolve you tomorrow evening, as 1 am leaving town for
some time.   Yours In haste,
She sealed and directed this and
rang for her muld. Then she dashed a
hasty acceptance of Claudia Spence's
Invitation and sat staring through the
window at tbe black vacuum of nlgbt.
Wben tbe maid came In she thrust
the two letters Into her band and ordered her to tnke them directly to the
postoffice. She crossed the room to n
rheval glass. The face that looked
back at her was youthful und delicately lovely.
She was blond nnd patrician, with
Just enough pink In her cheeks to redeem her face from pallor. Her hair
was pale gold, but shining. That other
girl was pretty, too. hut In a rich, dark
fashion that belonged to the south.
Dick's mother wns from Dixie, and
she recalled, wltb a pang, thnt bo wns
a worshiper of southern women. A little sob shook her. She turned awny,
covering her face with her bands. Hot
tears sprung through her quivering
lashes, but she dashed them away In
self contempt and went Into the next
room to pack her trunk.
She reached Palm Beach eighteen
hours  later.    Her  courage  had   ral
lied amazingly under the stimulating
change of scene, and she felt almost
happy again as they drove home
tbrough borders of sun kissed palm
and palmetto.
An hour afterward Winona emerged
on tbe funny, squat little piazza of the
bungalow, radiant In a gauzy gown of
pink liberty chiffon. Mrs. Spence
caught her by the hand and drew ber
up to the small coterie already assembled and waiting for her.
"Mr. Grayson, Miss Paulding," sbe
said conventionally.
Winona started, flushed, paled and
poised herself admirably. Sbe held
out her hand. Dick bad risen and was
pressing her fingers with elaborate
cordiality, but his own were cold with
excitement and be subdued bis voice
to hide Its unstendlness.
The group fell into conversation.
Then, two by two, they drifted away,
leaving tbem together, alone. The
moon had eome up,i flooding everything wltb Its mnglc white light till it
wns as clear as day.
Young Grayson looked at Winona,
and she met his glance wltb an Indignant flash of her eyes.
"What mode you run away from me,
Nona?" he asked gravely.
"You! Why. 1 wns not even dreaming of you." she retorted, with pink
"Evidently. That is why I asked
you the question."
"You have forfeited all right to ask
me questions of nny sort." she flung
back unguardedly and bit ber lips
when It was too Inte.
"Wlnonn! What do you mean by
thnt?" His eyes held hers dnminnntly,
and she found her lips framing the
words despite herself.
"That other-.womn n—thnt—tbat—your
wife!" She blurted It out In sheer desperation at last -
"Ah!" And. considering the gravity
of the situation, her companion did n
most remarkable thing—he laughed uproariously. When bis mirth had somewhat subsided be bent over and caught
her little hands ill his big ones and
held tbem.   His words fell rnpldly.
"The denr old governor took It Into
his head to marry a second time when
down in Richmond last month. An urgent telegram called hlm back tn
Washington on business and he was
forced to leave her behind. As luck
would bave It, the very day he wus
scheduled to arrive he was taken with
the grip. I had to go to tbe train to
meet the lady, while he remained in
the apartment to receive her."
lie iiiused a moment for breath.
Then he went on: "1 found your note
In my hox nbout 10 o'clock. It hurt
me. and It mnde me angry too. I put
down everything nnd took tbe first
train south lu response to a pressing
Invitation from Jack."
A swift little sob of relief escaped
Winona's lips. Sbe looked up with luminous eyes. The color surged Into
her face.
"But—but we were never more than
friends. There wns nothlng-1-you-
there never wns anything between us."
She finished wliu a flush of the old
| coquetry. Her lips were still parted-
scarlet, hr.mld. tremulous. Young Grayson made no effort to resist temptation.
"Rut there was going to be—there Is,
and there always will be?" A step
sounded on the gravel walk. "Answer
There was.
Fireproof and Praetioally Frost Proof
When Properly Construr 'ed.
It Is desirable to prevent tbe freezing of silage in the silo during cold
weather as far as possible, and tbe silo
of a construction to prevent freezing
to the largest degree is the preferable
one, otber things being equal, says a
bulletin Issued by the Iowa experiment station. It Is difficult to make a
comparison between tbe merits of the
various types of silos In this respect
owing to the inability to find them under like conditions. Freezing of silage
Is due to loss of beat first, through the
silo wall and, second, to the air in contact with the feeding surface. The
flrst loss may be reduced by nslng a
nonconducting wall In the silo and the
second by preventing tbe circulation
of air above the silage In the silo.
It may be impartially said tbat aa
far as the prevention of freezing of silage Is concerned tbe stave, stone, single wall brick and concrete silos nre of
equal merit When properly made,
however, the double wall concrete silo
Is perhaps the most nearly frost proof
of all. The conducting material between the walls consists only In small
metal ties, and the circulation of air
may be cut off by the Insertion of horizontal tar paper partitions. Wben the
top of the silo Is open and a free circulation of air permitted It Is almost
Impossible to prevent the surface from
freezing In severe weather. A personal   investigation  of  silos   In   cold
A Fascinating Occupation For the
Clever, Artistic Girl.
The old saying "There is nothing
like leather" certainly holds good today, judging from the important part
this durable material plays at present
both lb the furnishings of tbe bome
and the small accessories of tbe toilet.
The decoration of leather articles is
an extremely fascinating occupation
and can be carried out in many different ways, the style most In vogue at
the moment being cot work, a simple
and effective process, by means of
which handsome and elaborate creations are produced with a minimum of
labor.   .
There are many standard kinds of
skins prepared for fancy leather work
•it?, p*m:]
A Very Secret Drawer.
"A secret drawer Is sometimes very
hard to locate lu a large cabinet." said
a dealer in curios. "1 had such a piece
of furniture In the store one winter
snd knew the drawer was there from
a reference to It In an old Inventory,
but In spite of nil my efforts I couldn't
discover Just where It wns. I concluded Ibat the spring must be concealed
some*. Here about (he very ornate curving .vhleh ornamented the sides, but It
escaped my scrutiny until oue day
when I had a hit of Inspiration. Such
drawers nre usually mnde of sheet
steel both for security and on nccoitiit
of Its thinness, nud I simply passed a
small pocket compass up and down before the carving. At one certain point
the needle, just ns I.had anticipated,
was deflected, aud I knew I hnd at
last hit on tbe right spot I located It
within a few Inches und theu pushed
und prodded every projection wltb tbe
point of a darning needle until something gave way and out Jumped the
drawer. It wns very cleverly masked
at the edges by tbe curves of the pattern, nnd nobody In the world would
suspect Its existence. I had hoped that
1 might find something of value In It,
but I was disappointed. It was quite
empty." —New Orleans Times-Democrat
The End of the World.
London fullered from several earthquake shocks In 17(11. and prophecies
of the total destruction of the city
were rife. The Loudon Chronicle says:
"April 5 was the date named for the
catastrophe, and for days before the
roods from town were thronged with
tbe vehicles of those who were seeking
safety in flight In spile of the threat
of one of the papers of the day to publish the names of all such cowards.
Even the more courageous elected to
pass their nights out of doors. Hyde
park being tbe most popular camping
"But nothing ever bo got on the
nerves of Europe as the coming of tbe
flrst thousandth year of (he Christian
era. The churches were thronged, the
houses deserted, nnd nil good Christians slept In the open In readiness for
thnt end of the world which was ox-
pected to come nt the proper dote. The
end of the world has had mnny prophecies to Its discredit , "•
"And people who were nervous about
Mother Shlpton's prophecy-
"And the world lo sn end shall come
In eighteen hundred and eighty-one—
"nre still alive offd criticising tbe rhyme
and the reason."—Chicago News.
weather proved conclusively that those
provided with a tight roof did not contain nearly as much frozen silage as
those left open.
The freezing of silage does not necessarily mean a loss, as It may be
thawed out and made fit for feeding
and when properly attended to need not
rot or mold. The frozen silage may be
often tbawed by mixing with the
warm silage at the center of the bIIo.
It Is generally considered dangerous
to feed frozen silage.
In order to recure a first class concrete silo It Is necessary thnt good materials, well mixed In the right proportions, be used In preparing tbe concrete and that the whole be skillfully
handled. If these requirements are
fulfilled the writers upon Investigation
ere confident that no better silo can
be erected than one constructed of
concrete. The Investigations, however, would indicate that It Is not advisable for tbe man with no experience with concrete construction to attempt the building of a concrete silo.
The expense Involved is too great for
tbe Individual farmer who has not
previously constructed buildings of
concrete to' experiment Tbe work
should be turned over to the concrete
contractor under a guarantee that only
a first class alio be built
Among tbe desirable features of the
concrete silo or any masonry silo may
be mentioned that It Is essentially
fire proof. A silo was found In use In
Wisconsin which had withstood a lire
that burned all the surrounding buildings.
How Long Are Cows Profitable?
In my opinion, a milk cow remains
valuable as long as she breeds and
continues to gIve,enottgh milk and butter fat to pay a reasonable dividend
over and above cost of keep. The oldest cow I hnve Is nine years old. nnd
I don't remember having kept any until older. 1 find ray cows after their
eighth yenr begin to taper off In quantity of milk produced, though they
would Inst longer If they had not
been "crowded" bo hard In former
years. My experience and observation
of Holsteln cows lead me to believe
that the decrease Is gradual from tbe
high point nf efficiency, much as the
Increase from "helferhood" on Is gradual, but that the period of lactation Is
not shortened In the slightest
I believe a good cow. one that bas
paid good dividends all her life, should
be kept until she'can no longer pay for
her feed. Add If sbe has been on exceptional row she should be kept as
long as she will breed, ns calves from
such a cow have every chance to become as good as or better tban the dam,
and grent cows are not as yet very
common.-K. B. Young In Farmers'
Prevents Frosen Troughs.
When watering stock from a stock
well bore a hole In yonr trough, sharpen a pin and use for stopper. Make a
lead from trough back Into well. If
your stock foils to drink all the water pumped Into tbe trough remove
stopper and water will ran back Into
well. Your trough will then never be
full of frozen water.
In varying degrees of texture, grain
and thickness and In a wide range of
beautiful colorings, from thick, pliable,
velvety leathers to the softest suede
or kid skins. Ooze aud bark calf,
Brazilian sheep, morocco and kid finished lambskin are generally employed.
Formerly It was possible to purchase
whole skins only, this entailing great
expense upon the fancy worker, but
now owing to the ever increasing de
inand for this popular form of decorative work many firms are supplying
leather in all sizes.
Perforated patterns may be obtained,
which only require transferring ou to
the article to be ornamented. It will
be seen at n glance thnt design-: for cut
leather work bear a strong resemblance
lo stencil potterus, many of wblch may
be utilized In this connection, especially when large pieces, such as chair
6eats, screen panels, etc., are attempted. A tiny pair of sharp embroidery
scissors and a' small, keen bladed penknife are all the Instruments required.
When the latter Is employed the leather should be firmly fastened to a drawing hoard. Clenr. clenn cuts nre absolutely essential, as mistakes cannot be
rectified. Accuracy and neat finish are
Ihe keynotes of the whole.
Under the cut part satin or silk Is
pasted, usually of some contrasting
shade.   In the case of bags a separate
lining Is made nnd fitted to tbe leather.
Thus an opera ghiBs bag of tnn leather
Is lined with deep cream satin. The
cord, which Is the exact color of the
leather, Is run through slashes cut a
few inches below the top. A green
cut leather cushion showing an intricate Celtic design hns nn underlny of
sntln of a little lighter shade than the
cover. In some Instances where conventional floral subjects are selected a
scrap of gold colored silk may be arranged under the petals and art green
beneath the leaves.
Feeding the Brood Mare.
Tbe brood mare should be liberally
fed. but not to excess. 8be should
hnve the best quality of well cured
hay. oats and bran. Never feed hay
Hint has become heated, nor musty
osts or bran tbat has sound.
Ignorance of Cooking Cause of Much
Domestic Unhappiness.
"Food Is one of tho chief sources of
friction in married life," says Maud
"burton Braby.
if this is true, the pity of It is that
through Ihe ignorance of tbe young
homeuiukor In regard to tbe everyday
noniely duties of (be kitchen much of
this friction comes.
Many young girls know bow to make
splendid candies, desserts and dainties
)f mnny kinds, but of the requirements
)f a hearty appetite bave little knowl-
Mothers who are fortunate (?) enough
,o keep a maid do not spend much time
teaching their girls how to cook plain
foods and how to clear away tbe neces-
tary dirty dishes, a most needful part
tt a girl's training. The maid Is there
-wby bother?
And tbere lies the secret of so much
ignorance among newly mnrrled girls.
It Is a grent deal of bother to fuss over1
I girl, awkward and unhandy as she Is
Hound to he. It Is so much eusler to
lo It yourself. How many times I
lave shut my teeth bard when my girls
.vorc learning.
It seems to me thnt the mothers need
o go Into training nnd Icnrn the Importance of teaching their girls how
:o do the little everyday things which
'seem so easy to mother" and not
cave this part of the training of their
Hrls to come after they nre settled In
•heir own homes with mothers fnr
It Is not tbe fond which causes the
friction, but the little detnils of Inbor
before It appears on Ihe tnble. The
tearful, tired little homemnkcr gets on
tier hnsbnnd's nerves, Impatient words,
cased on very little when sifted down
to the bottom, would not have been uttered If before th*e little girl was marled ahe bad learned ber lesson.
Nothing Done to Cool Heat of Sum.
mer or to Warm Rooms In Winter.
A caustic correspondent of a Swedish newspaper has given his views
on the miseries of London life. He
"I have heard much of English
comfort, but when I came here I
failed to discover anything of it. It
consists principally of an old armchair, both with the rich and the
poor. The Englishman seeks an infinitesimal amount of comfort. Seems
indeed to-be able to be at ease anywhere, as well on the floor as in an
easy chair.
"In the'suffocating heat of a London Bummer nothing is done to cool
the streets, and in the bars and restaurants beer and soda water are served warm. The arrangements in an
English house in winter are completely incapobie of keeping the rooms
warm. Double windows, used by the
poorest in Sweden, are unknown in
"In the very best hotels it is true
that one finds comfortable* chairs, but
they are usually placed where no one
would think of sitting. I hnve never
yet succeeded in the best hotels"in
London in getting a room where the
electric light switch was anywhere
near the oed.
"English cleanliness is much spoken of. The Englishman must have a
great deal Of water to wash with. A
quantity must bo splashed all over
the room, and in particular there
must be a grett pool near the wash-
stand. When an Englishman washes
his face in 78 cases out of 100 he simply takes the water in his hands und
blows it nil over the floor.
'".'"nglbhmen are mod over fresh
air. Thn expression may seem ironical to those who know how in London
one does rot so much breathe the air
us swallov. it. Tramway car windows
stand open the whole year round, and
thore is no country like England for
the prosperity of dealers in cough
und cold medicines.
"Hygiene may appear to be perfect
in London, but they still say that
much remains to bo done. Spitting is
not allowed in the parks, at least not
near the seat. 1 have found that one
of the cheapest and best places for
spitting is the Britisli Museum, where
it only costs $10. On the Great Eastern Railway it does not cost more
the first time, but afterward the price
is $25 a time."
Did Not Require an Expert.
A well-known business man in a
town not far from London discovered
one morning recently on entering his
office that his safe was out of order.
He immediately telegraphed to the
Metropolis for an expert.
When the latter arrived he found
thut the safe—nil old-fashioned affair,
locked with n key-could not he opened. After a busty examination the
expert, taking a piece of wire, dug
out from the key a mass of dust und
lint. He then opened the sate, in the
twinkling on an eye. Tho business
man wore a sickly smile as he ntsked,
"How much?"
"Three pounds."
"Do any of your firm's patrons hero
know of your visit?"
"Not n soul but yourself."
"Then." added the business man,
"here's five pounds. I'll take it us a
great favor if you'll go back by the
lirst train. If anyone in this town
knew that I had paid a man three
pounds to dig dirt out of a key for
me I'd never do another shilling's-
worth of business in the whole town."
f arm and
A Simple Design Which Can Be Economically Constructed.
A homemade door latch may be constructed of three pieces of oak or other good hard wood. For tbe handle
use a piece of 8 by 2 by 1 Inches.
Shape a flattlsh knob on one end
three inches long. Work down the rest
so us to pass through a one Inch auger hole. Shape a kuob on tbe otber
eud by flattening the sides.   Tbe latch
Surnames In Bosnia.
Bosnia is a land where a man's
surname very oiten varies according
to his religion. In the old days
families often divided their members
between Christianity and Islam, so
as to be certuin lo have friends on
the winning side, much ns old Scottish families in some case deliberately divided themselves between Jacobite and Hanoverian. In such Bosnian cases, Sir Charles Eliot explains,
all representatives of the original
family recognize ench other ns relatives, but generally they use different
names for the two branches, convey
ing the same meaning in Slavonic
and Turkish respectively. Fo example, thero nre the mimes H'liko-
vich and Jennetich ("Rai" and "Jennet" both meaning paradise) and
Sokolich and Shnhinagich ("Sokol"
and "Shahin" both meaning falcon).
Turn  About.
Mr. Kipling, while on a visit to Mr.
Hardy, went to see a house which
the author of "Life's Little Ironies"
thought would suit, him, When Mr.
Kipling moved out of earshot, Mr.
Hardy observed to the occupant:
"1 may mention to you thut this
gentleman Is no other than Mr. Rudyard Kipling."
"Is that so?" she replied. "I never
henrd the name before."
Presently Mr. Kipling, in turn,
found himself alone with the lady and
"Possibly you may not be aware
that the genllemnn who brought me
here to-day is Mr. Hardy, the eminent
"Oh, indeed," was her reply. "I
don't know his name."—London
Is made of a piece 5 by 1 by thro-
eighths lucbes. Tbe catch is 8 by ? by
three-eighths Inches.
Bore n one Inch bole for the handle
three inches from the edge of the
door. . Push the handle tbrough tbe
hole and mark, ou It the thickness of
the door. Then bore In tbe bundle a
three-eighths Inch hole for tbe latch.
Theu assemble tbe parts according to
the finished figure, which shows the
London, ex-Watering Place.
Time was when London wus a watering place, whose wellB, if not rivaling Hath or Harrowgate, were widely
famed and frequented by people from
all quarters. In South London there
were quite a number of spas, Lambeth wells, which sold water for a
penny a quart and gave it lo fhe poor
ior nothing, St. George's wells. Sydenham! wells and Dulwieli wells being Ihe best known.—The London
A Definite Reason.
An English paper tells of a canny
Scot whose neighbor met hlm fitting.
Te Scot had wife and children and
household furniture piled nlop the
wagon, and he wns solemnly driving
his one horse along the street.
"So ye're flittin'?" said the neighbor.
"I am. 1 want to be near me work."
"And Where's yer job?"
"1 haven't cot one vet."
latch thrown back. A little peg may
be used to keep the latch from falling
down when the door Is open.
The design is very simple, and, besides being serviceable, such a latch
can be made very economically.
Soil For Spring Vegetables.
The manure for the early spring
vegetables, such us peas, potatoes, onions, beets, cabbage and corn, shon'il
be hauled uud put Into large, compnet
benps. Put ten to twelve two-hon-n
wugon londs In each pile. This quantity
when rolled will make six large two
horse loads, enough lo spread In three
and a half foot drills for one acre nf
ground. This Is Ihe usual quantity to
•■■"•ond to the acre when used In the
drill. If manure Is brondcosted It will
Hike double this quantity. The manure
should he mixed us It is piled—that Is,
spreading horse manure over the cattle manure. Ench foot layer of manure
should he plastered, The plaster helps
to rot the straw In the immure. If
will also prevent the loss of nmmonin
and make compact, square heaps.
After (he heap Is finished cover the
sides nnd lops with six Inches of
earth. The earth covering will prevent the gases from escaping. It will
also prevent the lop luyer from drying
out. This Is the method followed by
the florists and nurserymen who require tine, rich, well rotted manure.
There Is n good demand fur inniiura
from the city truck slnbles, ns tbe
horses, being heavily fed on grain nnd
n good quality of hay ami well bedded with rye straw, make Ihe best
kind of manure, sultuble for all crops.
The usual price for this manure Is
$7.20 for all Hie manure mnde by each
horse when In the stable for one yenr.
Pick-up manure Is of doubtful value.
The UKiial price is 7.1 cents to $1 per
load In ihe winter and ulimit half this
during the summer. I'riuilcnl trackers liny the high priced stable manure.
as It contains nil the elements needed
for the growing of both truck and
farm crops.
Success In Co-operation.
What a purely farmers' enterprise
In co-operation may accomplish has
been exemplified hy a canning company In New Jersey. There were put
out by the farmers of the cunning
company In IWitf a hundred acres of
tomatoes, of which shout cit-hty-five
acres produced a crop, wet father In
the spring having caused the failure
of the remaining cither through poor
Cultivation or hue plaiitlii'-.
The harvest, however, showed n total yield of 1170 tons of tomatoes, for
which the company paid $0 a ton. or
lo the fanners ihe big sum of $ll.nil.
The average yield to Ihe acre was two
and n half tons aud the largest yield
something over thirteen tons, a fairly
good iinmlier of acres ran from ten to
twelve ions. The wages paid out. not
Including salaries, was $4,000. ot
course ihis was the company's expense
nnd went for labor In putting up the
product; 248.000 cans were filled mill
100 persons employed, the majority ot
whom were women and girls. The
company Is a stock company, all of ihe
stock being held hy farmers. It Is also
officered by farmers and is controlled
hv farmers exclusively. THE REPORTER.
Railroad Man In National Magazine
Argues For a Home Fleet Instead
of a Contribution to England-
Need Not Necessarily Be Used In
Behalf of Britain If Canadians Did
Not Will  It So.
In the National Review for May
D. D. Maim lias an article on the
question 01 a L'uniiuiaii nnvy, whioli
is a timely ami thoroughly capuule
treatment uf Hie case. Mr. .Mann represents Canadian spirit and enterprise at its highest point, and he combines with tliis a national imagination
aud a literary ability of rare order.
Mr. Mann in his article says, in part:
Those who anticipate a Canadian
navy as pre-eminently an engine of
Canadian patriotism may have a different point of view from many of
those who, in the Imperial city, all
'the* time think of the Empire first
iand its component parts secondarily.
There is no necessary incoiiipiitability
Ibetween the two points of view. The
problem of Imperial statesmanship is
to converge diversities of approach
into confederated action. 1 wish to
lindicate the lines upon which, it
iseems to me, the creation of u Canadian navy might contribute to this
If we did not approach Imperial
-questions from the standpoint oi
"'Canada First," we should be very inferior Imperialists. Under any cir-
'Cumstances, our geographical and climatic distinction plus our nearness
|to an extraordinary republic of eighty
Imillions of people, would determine
our development on somewhat differ-
'ent lines from those which murk the
iprogress of the Old Land. The best
children are not always the most exact reproductions of their parents,
even in early youth. And, when they
marry and are given in marriage,
they are bound to be affected by new
surroundings and ideas. A young nation, like a young man, should be
something more than a chip oi the
old block.
In Canada there is a remarkable
inter-marrying of people and of ideas,
which is a revelation to many older
fashioned Canadians; and is doubly a
iTevelation to those who come to us
with the ideas and sometimes with
the prejudices of the British Islands.
The immigration returns of this century show that in Canada, und chiefly in Western Canada, there is a new
population as varied in speech and
racial characteristics as was and can
be found in the most cosmopolitan
' city ol the Old World. The Bible Society publishes the Scriptures in
eighty different languages for use iu
the Dominion.
As the Empire is vaster than England, we do not seek merely to help
our new population to become loyal
lo England. We very much desire
their loyalty to the Empire, as we
ourselves are loyal. But the first
thing, the vital thing is to secure
their loyalty to Canada, and as one
of the most important steps in thut
evolution, i would place the creation
of a Canadian nuvy.
The navy will be a natural consequence of placing the Canadian militia on an entirely Canadian basis,
end controlled altogether from Ot-
tawa There is, of course, this difference between a militia and a navy—
thut a land force i3 entirely suitable
to a country which has no foreign
relations, nnd does not hove to prepare for possible quarrels with states
beyond the seas; whereas a navy, by
the very fact of its existence, proclaims the country which establishes
it to be, in some degree, at least, u
world power.
It mi':hl be argued that, for a country which has no foreign ministers, to
have n navy of its own is an K-iipossi-
liility in ii-teniutionul politics; and
thnt there is no halfway between a
navy of Canadian origin, subject absolutely to the direction of the British
Admiralty, and a navy, the instrument of a totally independent power.
If precedents were allowed to govern
policies, this argument might have
some weight; but, if the Empire had
always waited for precedents, it
would have ended long ago. This
generation is just as capable of creating precedents as its forerunners
were. There is no more reason why a
Canadian navy should be wholly responsible to the Admiralty in London,
than there is reason why the Finance
Minister of Canada should be a-creature of the Chancellor of the Exchequer.
I do not conceive thot Canada
would propose to contribute to the
cost of the Iniiicrial navy, without
direct representation on the Admiralty
Hoard, and in the Parliament which
reviews the cost and conduct of that
body. We are quick to admit the
lorce of tho argument thnt inasmuch
as tiie colonies are advantaged by the
Imperial navy, they ought not to be
entirely free from financial obligation.
The fact that our share in the Empire
is ■ so essentially constructive,
strengthens, if possible, the position
on wliich great issues have before
now been fought, with only one ending—that the people who provide the
money shall absolutely control the'
spending of it. When the House of
Lords controls money bills, und Ihe
Australian budget is revised in Whitehall, we shall no doubt receive gladly
the idea that the Canadian people be
'taxed for the Imperial navy. We'
Ihuve read enough of English history,
and have had enough experience of
our own, to know that the lynch-pin
of self-government is this absolute
control of taxes by the taxed.
Nor is it conceivable that Canada
would desire to borrow or purchase
vessels that have "obsoleted" from
first-class service in the Itndpcrial
squadrons. It has been suggested, and
endorsed ill The Times, that the Admiralty should lend us two or three
obsolete vessels for policing our fisheries, as the first step in the discharge
of Canada's duty to Hie naval development of the Empire. It is unwise to be contemptuous of small beginnings: and much may be said for
jthe scheme of obtaining u few Bea
'Dolicemen  that ere too small or too
slow for active service with, say, tho
Channel Squadron. But, if we are to
deal With the question at all, we had
better begin as though we mean husiness. To make a debut in secondhand clothes is to be too economical
of dignity. We must assist our new
citizens to understand that we are
partners in the Empire, and not merely one of its poor relations.   Where
How the Winnipeg Merchant Silenced
the Banker.
They tell a story in Winnipeg about
one   of  the   largest   and   wealthiest i
wholesale houses in the city that il- j
lustrat.es both the state of affairs in
,   —  — .._ ,   __   , the Canadian West just after the col-
would   u  couple  of   poacher-catchers i lapje of the famous "boom" and also j
belong?   Would they be creatures of j the   real   solidity   and   recuperative |
the Murine Department, or would a i power of that country,
little Admiralty be created for their !     This pioneer firm had been optimis-
direction ? ; tic during the boom,  and when the
The  first consideration  in any  at- , tide receded  it  was left with  a lot
tempt to realize the naval possibilities i 0f bad accounts on its hands and lit-
of^a country that overlooks the At-
le.rtt.ir> and Pacific oceans is that it
must wear the appearance, of a thoroughly Canadian origin. To allow the
impression to spread that, primarily,
it is the financial stress of England
which impose new burdens on our
people would jeopardize the movement. In starting a naval policy nf
our own there is no risk of establishing the idea that we have notions of
a naval independence that will approximate to Holland or Greece. Our
neighbors are rapidly emerging from
the supposition thnt we are in a state
of vassalage to England. By inaugurating a navy of our own, we should
enhance the prestige of the Empire
in the Republic; first because it would
be such inter-dependence of parts
with the complete acquiescence of the
original power; and secondly, the establishment of a navy on a thoroughly
Canadian basis, but ready to act with
p.nd for the Mother Country, would
be a standinc sign of our contentment
within the Enmire, nnd nn effectual
proof of the futility of supposing that
the relation could be broken.
We must develop the naval spirit.
We must begin by training our youth
within sight of our shores, rather
than by looking for poachers on the
high seas. For maritime activity
there is a natural, healthy craving in
p.ll nations. No one is so foolish os
to suppose thnt Canada would ever
dream of a nnvy finally, regardless of
Great Britain. Every discerning man
would perceive that, whatever Canada did, would by merely nn evidence
of the strength of decentralization in
nn Imperial Government, based absolutely on the will of the governed.
Our maritime assets, so to speak,
ere three—the Atlantic seaboard. Ih"
Pacific seaboard, nnd the Grent
Lakes. Hitherto, our defensive in
stipcts have b°en served only bv the
militia. In view of the distribution
of our population. I suspect that we
have more drill hulls nnd armories
than England has. But it is iinomn-
lous that, with our great coast line
in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and
fp.r Eastern Quebec, our young fellows, to whom sea legs enme by na-
ti*i*°. should b° eomnelled into H*p
militia, when their choice would be
the marines.
The popu'ntion of the interior
should chiefly supply the militia
force. But there is enough b'ood in
the country which first enme here in
sailors to furnish a navel contingent
—even if our many rivers and innumerable lakes did not swarm in summer
with p.ll kinds of nle-sure craft, which
promote a lev* of life afloat.
The pact which keeps nrmed vessels
off the Great Lakes must never he
broken. But there must be training
stations ou the eastern nnd western
coasts. Halifax end Esquimnlt are
available. Nova Scotia lias ideal marine conditions. British Columbia
has. potentially, a grent pert to ploy
in the Pacific. In winter the youngsters who had snent the summer on
the lakes would be sent, some to the
Atlantic, and some lo the Pacific, to
become masters of navigation by
cruisers to Europe, to the West In
dies, lo Australia and Japan. When
Canadian warships nre brought te
Canadian coasts they must be equal
with the best.
It must not b*> supposed, though,
that Canada beforehand, will unreservedly pledge herself to fight for
The nprtnershin idea has not yet
reached that point of sacrificing every
principle on which her national development thus far has been founded.
If there nre Canadian advocates of
such it pledge they nrG jn „ hopeless
minority, Nobodv would dream .of
Greet Britain making a treaty with
thp United States in reference lo
Canada, without consulting Cnnada.
Canada has no formal, constitutional
locus in negotiations between Great
Britain nnd the United States. But.
in practice, she is at Washington all
the time; and wp heve lived to see
the Rritish Ambassador to the United Steles paying p. visit to Ottnwn
end addressing public audiences in
Canadian cities.
The question of ".greoment with, or
hostility to the Mother Country in
any international quarrel, could nev*r
be governed hy nny hnrd and fast
compulsion lo fight in the Mother
Country's cause. Tf the Mother Country could not win the sympathy of her
kith and kin ill her quarrel Hint
would bo a very strong presumption
that her quarrel wr.s not worth powder und shot. We nre aware that
sometimes war has to be risked secretly. Hut the risk is not so great
as it seems, for no European powers
will risk a serious war on some mutter about which public feeling has
not been roused.   Wars arc not made
any more in the bp.ck purlors of irre-   nt^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
sponsible autocrats. 	
With    the    recnt    experience    of " 	
southeastern  Europe before us — un
experience  wliich.   fifty   years   ago, L       tus iH b|,in- -n9talied in the Allan
would have resulted in war first nr**a*'T T..no.0 i„i-liln« ,)„„,,„ Victorian and 1
tie good business. It was struggling
along trying to prevent the evil of the
day being more than sufficient. The
bank manager doubtless had his own
troubles,' but the firm thotight he
was worrying und hampering them
unnecessnrily in u time when every
nerve was stretched to pay one hundred cents on the dollar. Ordinary
hints were of no avail. The banker's
enquiries and instructions and statements of what must be done became
daily more unbearable. One morning
the junior partner of the wholesale
house walked into the bank manager's private office and laid a bunch
of keys on his desk.
"What are these?" asked the manager, somewhat surprised.
"Those," said the merchant, "are
the keys of our warehouse."
"Why do you bring them here?"
"Well, we have been trying for the
last six months to make some money
to pay off our creditors. There has
been nothing in il for us hut hard
work and anxiety. If you think, as you
seem to do, that you know more about
running the business than we do, you
are welcome, to take the keys. and
stnrt it*.."
The banker snw that the merchont
meant what he said. He handed back
the keys, and the firm had more
money and less advice from that
banker until the tide turned and
business began to come their way
The Tibetan Yak.
The recent arrival of the five Tibetan yak in Canada means a great deal
to the Dominion, declares Ernest 8e-
ton Thompson, the well-known naturalist, who was instrumental in securing them from the Duke of Bedford.
It is hoped in time to effect u conquest of that vast stock-range which
lies between the especial domain of
the common cattle and the reindeer,
and which at present iB lying idle.
This urea is at least equal to all the
cattle ranges hitherto utilized in America. It is at present only inhabited
by a few trappers and Indians and
by lumbermen on the edges. Attempts to utilize it for caltle by
crosses between the American buffalo
and the long-haired cattle of the
Highlands have failed bsciiuse of Ihe
unmanageable character of Ihe buffalo. But the yak, or woolly ox. hr.s
been formed by nature for the northern ranges, and has long b"pn domesticated by man. Its native Tibetan
haunts on the snowclnd, rocky hillsides and mountains extend even up
to 20,000 feet, higher than the range
of any other animal.
Experiments prove that Hie yak
thrives equally well near sea-levl, np
at Shanghai, Nice. Prris. Antwerp,
nnd Wobnrn Park, in England, as well
as in the London Zoological Gardens.
Its nr.tive food is a coarset wiry grass,
but the experiments r.t Woburn Abbey and the London Zoo show that
it thrives on anything that ordinary
cattle will eat. The country along th"
north shore of Lake Superior around
Thunder Bay would b<i a veritable
paradise for herds ol yaks.
Long-Distance Running.
A very plucky attempt to lower the
record for the run between Hamilton
and Toronto was made u few days ago
by Frank Murphy, a young runner of
the West-end Y. M. C. A., Toronto.
The boy—Ior he is nothing more—
failed to lower the record, but he
came close enough to it to justify
high hopes being held for his future
performances. He showed all kinds
of grit and endurance, plugging along
alone, through the mud, with no one
to rub him down, so that he was
afraid to stop lest his legs should stiffen up on him. But it seems too
bad that he should have tackled anything so arduous. A run of this sort
is almost too much for a full-matured
and carefully-trained runner, and for
a slight boy like Murphy is nothing
short of 'dangerous. At the same time
it does not seem to have had any
serious consequences, because he was
down to work bright nnd early next
day, and complained of nothing but a
little stiffness about the hips.—Toronto Saturday Night.
The Bishop's Amazement
The Bishop of London, preaching a
farewell sermon on the occasion ol
the departure of Rev. H. S. Wooll-
comb, who is touring Hie colonies for
three years in behalf of the Church
of England Missionary Society, snid
there wns nothing so touching ns the
longing which their country people of
the colonies and the United States
had for some living link, some living
touch, with the mother country, especially the mother church. He was
astonished at his own reception in
Big Westerner Who Succeeds Arch- I
bishop Sweatman as Head of the
Anglican Church Is a Man Who '
Has Accomplished Many things— j
Is Scholar, Orator, Teacher and [
Rarely indeed hns a church or any
organization more cause to rejoice
over the selection of a worthy head
as the Church of England in Cunadu
has over the election of Dr. Muthe-
son, Archbishop of Rupert's Land, as
Primate; With nearly every man who
comes, partly by ability and partly
hy seniority, into the leadership of
a conservative religious body there is
some "but" in his qualifications. "He
is a good administrator, but he cannot preach." Or "he is a deep scholar, but he has not the faintest idea
of business." In the case of Archbishop Matheson, however, there are
no such modifications and qualifications.
H1 is a big man, standing about six
feet ir; height and well filled out.  He
has a resonant and sympathetic voice
nnd immense lung power. In the
times when he has preached in railway stations and dining-halls and
school houses, and led the singing,
this has been of immense advantage
to him, ns it- is now in filling with
ense the cathedrals ami big churches
in wliich he is often called upon to
officiate. Everything about him gives
the idea of power. He does not lack
power in mind or bady or heart. Big
culls have been made upon -all, and
all have been met.
Take him as the scholar, the preacher, the administrator. As a scholar
he has the rare quality of being able
not only to require 'knowledge but.
to impart it to others. More than
that he has Ihe power to inspire men.
As headmaster of St. John's College
School, and later warden of St. John's
College in Winnipeg, Dr. Matheson
hud under, his training many of the
men who are now the young leuders
in Western Canada. What he was
able to do in those days of small
numbers and meagre equipment
shows the grip that he call secure on
the imagination of men.
As a prenclier he lias Hie impelling
quality of genuineness. Every listener feels that he never says anything
thai he does not believe ns positively
as he believes in his own existence.
The listener feels that if he does not
believe in a thing he does not say H.
He reads his sermons. He preaches
them over a dozen limes, perhaps
twenty times. Yet he preaches them
every time and makes every word
live. The peculiarity that he possesses is that he is able to read his
sermons and at the sapie time look
over his audience, sending his words
home with the glance of his eye. Dr.
Mntheson's penetrating, recognizing,
convincing eye would be worth a
great deal to any young preacher.
It is nn eye which for instance,
says to the listener: "Yes, I know
you, Tom Jones. You were one of
my boys at St. John's, and this particular truth is for you." As he
preaches he looks .over his audience,
bringing every hearer into personnl
touch. He preaches good sound ner-
mons as to matter, delivers them with
a magnificent voice, and makes the
personal application witli his glance.
Brought up on a farm, and a hard
Worker witli hard facts all his life,
Dr. Matheson is about the most practical man in Western Canada. The
man who should attempt to palm off
h poor building or a broken-winded
horse or a bad quarter section on
'he archbishop, because he happens
*o be a preacher, would he u most
astonished individual when he came
to himself. For sheer hard-headed
eomnion-seiise there are low men like
him. His skill in making small funds
do great work shows' that if he hnd
been li merchant he would have been
a mun union' the loaders.
j discussion afterwards—we ure rfuite
willing to take our chances of agree-
ment with Ihe Mother Country with-
J out u formal contract being entered
into beforehand. And, as we should
expect Hint the commanding officers
would he selected because of their capacity to command, we should not
lie afraid lo lake our lighting instructions from such chiefs. When the
time came it would be seen that the
loyalty ot the French-Canadian, of
the American, of the Oalician—of all
tho one-time aliens—would be transfused into a loyalty to th" Empire
which is greater than us nil.
An Ambidextrous General.
Oencrnl  Baden-Powell  is left-handed, but he can use both  his hands
so woll that when sketching,' which is
one of  his favorite   recreations,   he
Newspapers by Wireless.
The new long-distance Marconi op-
Line's turbine stenmers Victorian and
Virginian, nnd the passengers to and
from Canada will thus be kept in
touch throughout the voyage with
the most important events happening
! all over the world. At the close, of
every day the news thus received
will he collected and printed in Hie
form of a newspaper, which is to
bear Hie title of the "AHan Line Daily
Effort Is Being Made to Save Last
Remaining Species.
Numerous complaints have come in
from time to time from the Fat
North that the wood buffalo, the only
wild specimens on the North Ameri-
can continent, are being killed by
Indians and by timber wolves. The
taking or killing of these animals is
prohibited by the Dominion Government, who realizing the depredations
likely to be committed by wolves if
the latter are allowed to become too
numerous in the buffalo country,
have offered .g bounty of $120 for each
timber wolf pelt. . Strange to say,
this generous amount has not had by
any menns the result expected of
bringing in increased quantities of
wolf skins by the Indians, a reason
for which is offered by flypt. Rout-
ledge in liis report. Supt. Routledge
was lost year sent out from the
Mounted Police headquarters with instructions to investigate thoroughly
the reports of depletion of the herd,
and to take the necessary action to
punish the offenders.
Ho left Fort Saskatchewan on Feb.
2 and reached Smith's Landing on
March 1st. He made a careful investigation, but could not find thnt
any buffnlo had been slaughtered in
the past two years. He visited the
grazing grounds, and saw numerous
buffalo, besides many tracks. Sergt.
Field patrolled the country in a different direction, and found traces of
a large herd, which he estimated at
100, but was not able to come up with
them. He saw the tracks of many
wolves. Sergt. McLeod also patrolled the west side of the grazing
grounds, but saw no buffalo, nor
could he find that any had been killed. He, as well as Sergt. Field, reported wolves very numerous.
Supt. Routledge's report and recommendations are as follows: "The
adequate protection of the remnant
of the fur northern herds is an important matter. The laws at present
on the statute book, and the wolf
bounties are steps in that direction,
bul, when the remoteness of the
grazing, district is considered, the
ravages by timber wolves, and the
fact that small native settlements
are situated at out of the way ploces
along the waterways surrounding the
grazing lands on three sides, miles
from principal centres, and that in
several instances during the past ten
years Indians have been punished by
fine for killing buffalo it will be seen
that more direct supervision is
"During my stay nt Smith's Landing I wns unable to obtain evidence
of the Indians at those places having
killed buffalo during the past two
years and that they have done so
during the years immediately preceding that period was a matter of
suspicion only. Traders and others
who understand the Indian character
stated that had such taken place they
would likely have heard of it.
"Timber wolves are numerous, us
the mnny tracks observed in the
Upper Slave country south of Smith's
Landing, and the animals seen by my
parly west of Salt river, serve lo
show, and they undoubtedly destroy
mnnv calves and young buffalo.
"The Indians staled that it is next
to impossible to trap the wolves, the
brutes being so wary that it is difficult to get nt then, with a rifle; and
the results following the application
of strychnine would be too serious in
a game and fur country to permit its
use except under very careful supervision.
"The buffalo appear to move about
in smell bnnds, nnd it is therefore
impossible to orrive at o correct
estimate of the number: but from all
I could learn. I would ind'-e there
are between 250 nnd 300 head."
Ths Coroner's Authority.
Tn connection with the Kinrade in.
ouest, which hns nuzzled the nnblic
in Hie courts, it is worth while re-
callinc that the coroner, whose Dowers are historic p.nd wider then those
of a iudgp. has buen a popular snb-
i"ct for criticism fnr n thousand
*'"p.rs.' Tf p.ny on" wil1 take the trouble to turn up hiq Shakesnpare he
will find p.t the opening nf the grave-
vprd enisode. Act V., Scene I., of
"Hnmlet," when the clowns nre digging the grave of Ophelia, that Ihe
first questions the right of the unfortunate girl te'christian burial, and
th" second replies:
"T tell thee she is • • • the coroner
hplh sat on her, and finds it christian
And finally after much chop logic
b"tween the two about Ophelia's suicide, the s"cond clown winds tip with
Hi" proverbial jibe against coroners:
"Will you ha' the truth on't? If this
hnd not been a gentlewoman, she
should have been buried out of christian lvnrial."    ___^^_
Cost of the Kinrade Case.
All hough no official figures are
given out it is learned at Ihe Attorney-General 's Department that the
cost to the province of the Kinrade
case has been, so far, about $9,000,
and this sum is not by any moans the
final total.
The expenses of Ihe case have been
unusually henvy; the detective agen-
;---     i , ,   , .,     ,     ,  i cies' bills alone being a big feature.
Often drawa with two pencils simit -    jt wj*| not be known for some lime
taneously, holding one In either hand, | ju,t wuul {ne loU* c^t vvi 1 i be.
Canadian Railway Earnings.
Mr. I. G. Ogden, fourth vice-president of the Canadian Pacific Railway,
says of the commercial situation and
the railways thut there is plenty of
blue Bky ahead, und that business
conditions are looking promising all
over. The earnings of ull the largo
railways are increasing, which is evidence of larger movement of merchandise generally. To meet the demands
of its,growing business at Montreal
the Cnnadian Pacific has decided to
proceed with enlargements that will
double its facilities for handling passengers at the Windsor Station. It
has also bought property lor the extension of its freight yards in tha
East End.
The English Language.
"Mummu, if I had a hat before I
had this one it's all right to say that's
the hat I had had, isn't it?"
"Certainly, Johnny."
"And if that hat once had a hole
in It and I had it mended 1 could
ray it had had a hole in it, couldn't
"Yes. there would be nothing incorrect in Unit.''
"Then it'll be good English to say
• hat the hut T had had had had a hole
in it. wouldn't it?"
The Pine Tree's Secret.
The pine tree lined his prouo nead high.
While the frolicking winds went trooping
by-   ,
The boisterous winds that high and low
Had tramued that morning over the snow.
They had cllmbetl to the top*ot the DieaK
round l.uls.
Had lollereil lu jeer at the caotlve rills.
"Oh, no!" they cried to tne pine tree old.
"We can guess, we can guess wnat your
great urins nnldl
They are emply nesls, for away on wing
The nestlings nave (town wnere the soutn
winds sing."
The  pine tree slghed-he had grown so
I Prom Hie old white owl with the bllnaing
| The pine tree sighed,  but  he whispered
i To the sunbeams merry that danced oe-
' low
A secret we. who are friends, may know.
The winds went on with rollicking snout*
They   sealtered   the  brown   little   leaves
And they never knew, nor do to this day.
I What the faithful pine Kept hidden away.
But   the sunbeams  merry,  lie  welcomed
ihem all
They climbed, with never n tear or fall,
Higher   and   higher,   woere,   10,   oo   nls
The iirnve old pine held a warm, round
j The sunbeams smiled as he gave them a
I Three small flying squirrels fast asleepl
: Hound and fuzzy and puffy and gray,
I While mamma squirrel had flown away
I On hor funny flat wings from tree to tree
I To bring some nuts lo her babies three.
! The winds heard only the pine tree's sigh,
But we know him better, you and L
When Beyond the Great Lakes Was a
Wild, Lawless Country and Whites,
and Reds Were In Constant Conflict — Traders Supplied Indian.-;
With Whisky — Mounted Police
Finally Ends Traffic In Firewater.
"It is erroneous," said Col. Steele,
when addressing the Canadian Chili
of Winnipeg the other day, "to suppose that Canada never had a wild
and woolly West"'; and then he proceeded to recount a few facts thot
showed that there was a time, not so
many years ago, when Canada beyond the Great Lakes was largely n
lawless land where human life was
little valued, and men, both red and
white, were ever ready -to raise their
hands against their fellows. That
this reign of anarchy was brought to-
a close before permanent settlement
on anything like a large scale wos
established on the prairies, stands to-
the credit of the Government of Canada in a gcnernl way, but specially
to that worthy band of horsemen, the-
Royal Northwest Mounted Police,
who prepared the way for the coming of the farmer and rancher, and
made law a real thing throughout
the Canadian West.
I Before the coming of the police one-
of the principal causes of lawlessness
on the. plains was the presence of
rascally whisky-traders who came u*>
from the still more lawless American West, and establishing themselves in substantial log forts, debauched the Indians with liquor, then robbed them, nnd often murdered them
too, as they saw fit.
One of the most notorious of these
centres of evil was "Whoop-Up" or
Fort Hamilton, situuted at the fork
of the St. Mary's and the Belly rivers, but a few miles southwest nf
when the town of Lethbridge now
stands in Southern Alberta. This
whisky fort was well stockaded, and
well supplied with muskets and n
cannon. Through a hole in the well
a drink of whisky could be bought
for a buffalo robe, and after having
made the Indians drunk it was i">
uncommon tiling for the vile garr-
son to "not" the reeling savages outside. After a tim" other traders csm.-
np who sold the Indians o'her things
b"sides whisky, among them beinit
rifles and ammunition, This, of
course, the whisky-traders did r."t
like, and so they organized p. semi-
military force known as the "Spitse1-
Cavalry," from the Spilsee river in
Alberta, and drove out the legitimate-
Another centre of crime was the-
Drunken Lakes, near the site of the-,
present city of Edmonton, where,
said Col. Steele, "massacre and
bloodshed had once reigned supreme."
Because the Indians now live for
the most part peaceably on their reserves it is a mistake to suppose-
that they showed any similar disposition in the. early years of western history. Our western Indians now hav-r
a pretty good name, but what they
urc capable of doing, even after year*
of contact with some degree of civilization, was shown at the outbreak
of the uprising of 1886, when they began operations by the Frog Lak'v
massacre. In the early times Uje*
Crees and the Blackfeet wore almost
continually at war in the neighborhood of Edmonton, end whenever'
members of the two tribes met there-
was sure to be bloodshed. Col. 8tee!'*-
r»Jatcd thnt the first time he went to-
Edmonton, he slept in u room on
whose floor and walls were still the
bloodstains of a Blnckfeet chief murdered there two years before.
One of the most notorious of th"-
chiefs of (hat time was Piapot, one-
of whose blackest deeds was a me**-
sacre of old men, women and children of a rival tribe. That bloody
day's work was enacted near where-
Lethbridge now stands.
But in due time ?i"pot met more-
than his match in Jerry Potts, n-
Scotch half-breed, who with his followers, inflicted great loss on Piapot'*
band, Potts alone, il is said, sceln-
ing nineteen Indians. In later lif'*-
the terrible Potts became a capable-
anil trusted interpreter.
All this time the diabolical whisky-
traders were plying their traffic. Their
often had battles with the Indians,
and on one ocension, among the Cypress Hills, they massacred an entire tribe.
When news of this wholesome vil-
lany reached the East it roused the-
Canadian Government and the British authorities too; and Ihe taking
over of the country by the former waff
grea.tly hastened.
Col. Steele passed on in his address
te the formation of the Mobnted Police. He went West with the first
division, which traveled from Lake
Superior by the Dawson road to
Manitoba. The second division, under Lt.-Col. French, now Major Gen.
Sir George French, arrived by wny
of the States in 1874. The force then-
proceeded westward. One division,
under Lieut.-Col. Jnrvis, left that-main body at Roche Percee, and proceeded to Edmonton, reaching there
late in the autumn. The main body
marched across the prairies to Southern Alberta, and buck . to Dufterin,
where it went into winter quarters.
'This force, led by Lieut.-Col. French,
covered 1,950 miles, the longest march
on record of a force currying its own
A special force was detached from
the main body when in Alberta, and'
{daced in charge of Lieut.-Col. Mac-
eod. With the notorious Jerry Potta-
■as guide it proceeded to the whisky
fort, Whoop-Up, which was captured?
without a fight. The liquor waa destroyed, and the buffalo robes found
there confiscated.
The Indians turned out in large
numbers to welcome the force, anil
witness the downfall of their ancient
enemies, the whisky-traders. At lost
they knew that the Queen, the great
White Mother, would protect her red
| children.
In England scarlet liveries arc the
Sir.g's exclusive privilege. THE EEPORTER.  MICHEL,  BRITISH COLUMBIA.
Big Clown and
Little Clown.
i > Copyrighted,   1909,   by   Associated
Literary Press.
****** I | I I | ."Het I HI I H I >♦
He was big und burly, a figure In his
fantastic dress to mnke all the little
boys giggle and the little girls stare,
half frightened.
That was wben he was In the ring.
But wben he was clothed In the ordinary garb of a citizen be was simply a
fresh faced boy wbo could stroll ulong
tbe village streets without attracting
unusual attention.
He liked tbe little villages where the
circus stayed for a day or two and
then moved on languidly down dusty
roads to tbe next stopping place.
"Some time," he said to the little
clown, *Td Just like to stay behind in
one of tbese little towns and turn
farmer and stop being funny for
The little clown was a woman.
Wben she was dressed for tbe ring she
wore Infantile clothes, with a blue
sash, and carried a big stick of red
striped candy, and all the little girls
and boys would almost go Into convulsions of laughter when she shook her
rattle at them.
"I know," said the little clown, "how
you feel. Sometimes I think It would
be nice to have a little bouse and make
bread and put the week's wash out on
tbe green grass and have a cat and a
Her voice trailed off dreamily.
The big clown looked down at her.
"I've been funny all my life," be said.
"When I wasn't anything but a baby
my father used to take me In the ring
with nliii. He was a clown, too, and
I've Just grown up to It"
The little clown nodded sympathetically. "Mnst of us grow up to It," she
said, "nud then somehow we can't get
The big clown stood up. It wns time
for blm to go Into the ring. He twirled
his pointed bat iu his hand and tben
put It on. "I am golhg to get away
from It." he sold. "I want a home and
neighbors. I'd like to be a sheriff in
eome town or mayor or ou the scbbol
board"- He smiled till the thick white
paint on his face was folded Into deep
Tben be was off to the ring, and the
little ciown turned her attention to the
coll tort Ion 1st, who wns In shining Iridescent green like u stinke.
"I wish you wouldn't pay so much
attention to the big clown,:' the contortionist told her. "I can't ever get a
minute with yon."
Tbe little clown looked at him with
eyes that went beyond him tbrough
the door of the tent to where the apple trees were flinging up pink brunches to a sapphire sky.
"Did you ever see anything so pretty?" sbe asked, and pointed to it
But the contortionist bud no eyes
for apple trees. "I have never seen
anything so pretty as you are," be
said, "and If you will stop this clown
business and marry me 1 will put you
In an act that will give you a chance
to show people bow good looking you
are. you could wear white and your
hair tn yellow ringlets down your back
and a gold crown. And I'd put on red
wltb horns, and we'd give an angel
and devil act"
The little clown leaned forward
eagerly. "I have always wanted to
do something like that" she said.
"I've wanted to have an act tbat
would make people do something betides giggle, and I ought to get pretty good pay."
"Well, 1 should say," the contortionist bragged, "I get bigger pay now
Chan any one In the show, and you'd
Just about double It after I had taught
you what to do. It would be swell
"Yea," said the little clown, 'It
And when the contortionist had gone
the little clown sought the bearded
"Which would you rather do," she
demanded, "bave a little house In a
country town, wltb a fireplace and a
cat and a husband that people looked
up to, or would you rather be a head-
liner In tbe circus business?"
Now, the bearded lady, in spite of
her masculine appearance, was u wise
Woman and a sympathetic one. "I'd
rather be the wife of (he man I loved,"
■be told the little clown, "whether he
was In a country village or the circus.
It Isn't tbe place tbat makes us happy;
it's tbe man."
The little clown nodded her head.
"But I'm not sure," sbe began, and
tben tbe bearded lady suld, "Well, be
■ure before you decide."
"Bow am I going to know?" questioned the little clown.
"You'll know when tbe time comes,"
said tbe bearded lady sensibly. And
after tbe little clown hnd gone away
tbe bearded lady sat and thought and
thought, and when the performance
was over sbe sent for the big clown.
"So you love tbe little clown?" she
"How did you know?" he demanded.
"Everybody bnowB." the bearded
lady told blm. "You can't hide It."
"Well, I do love ber." the big clown
confessed, "nud I want to lake her
away from nil this and live In a llttlo
house In a little town nnd bure chickens and a cow"—
"The little clown wants a fireplace*
I and a cat." smiled the bearded lady,
'        "but It all amouniB to the same thing."
"Hid she tell you?" the big clown
asked eagerly.
"Yea," said the bearded lady, "bnt
■he Is not sure that sbe loves you, and
It's np to you to make her sure."
"But bow?" demanded the big clown.
' - "Leave the show," was the sag* ad
vice, "at tbe next village and see how
she takes It"
So tbe next nlgbt wben tbe lights
were out in the big tent and tbe tired
performers were packing their belongings into trunks and bags the big
clown came to the little clown and
said, "Goodby."
"But—but" the little clown stammered, "1 don't want you to go!"
"I am going to settle down," tbe big
clown told her, "aud have a little
house wltb a fireplace and a cat."
The little clown caught her breath
quickly. "And who's going to keep
bouse for you?" she asked wistfully.
•'I shall live alone"-tbe big clown's
voice bad u note of pathos. "There Is
only one womnn that I Should care to
hove sit In front of that fireplace, and
she values fume and fortune more than
she values love."
"What makes you think thut?" cried
the little clown, and just then the contortionist came In. He wore a long
fawn ulster and a high hot
"My liutomohlle is outside." he said
to the little clown, "nnd 1 have asked
the bearded h)dy to ride with us to the
next village. It Is much more pleasant thnn to go In the vans."
"Thank you very much." snid the
little clown, nnd held out ber hand
to the big clown,
"1 hope you'll be very happy—all
alone in your big house," she said to
the big clown, "with your chickens
and your cow—ond yonr fireplace and
yonr cut"— Her voice broke, and she
ran out of the tent.
The big clown took-a step .forward,
but the.bearded lady stopped blm.
"Let ber alone," she suld quietly,
"Let her alone."
And presently the big machine
whizzed away, and the big clown was
left alone beneath tbe stars of the
spring night
He sat down on bis truuk In the
middle of the deserted ring and
planued bow on the morrow be would
get his money out of the bank und
build a house and begin a new life as
a substantial citizen.
But all the Joy had gone strangely
out of his plans when be could not see
tbe face of the little clown at his table or her slender figure In the big
chair In front of the fireplace.
And even while he yearned for her
she came to him. running over tbe
sawdust silently, so thut he did not
know she wns there until her arms
were about bis neck.
"1 made blm let me out," she
sobbed. "Oh, I hate blml He Is so
sure of himself and of me. And the
bearded lady got out, too, and she Is
coming to play propriety, only she is
so much slower than I nm. And 1
want to live In a little bouse wltb you
and have cblckens and a cow"—
"And a fireplace and a cat" The
big clown had her In his arms, and
there was deep Joy in his voice.
"And you shall be the mayor some
day." planned the little clown.
"And you shall make bread and
hnng your clothes on the grass,"
laughed tbe big clown.
"And you'll both live bappy ever
after." prophesied the bearded lady,
who Just then came up, paining, and
gave them her blessing like a very
hairy gudmotber.   '
The Head of the Houee.
Tbe baby was III, and the doctor ordered that he be taken to the sea.
This Involved tbe closing of tbe house
until the little one should be well
enough to return. After the wife bud
secured hotel accommodations by the
long distance telephone the man of the
house went to his room und slowly
and thoughtfully spread tbe entire
contents of hla wardrobe upon his bed,
tbat tbey might be convenient for bis
wife to pack.
He stood surveying them, deep In
meditation, wheu bis wife came into
tbe room and began to speak to hlm.
He raised bis hand rebukingly.
"Don't talk to me now, Susie, don't
talk to me! 1 have a great deal on
my mind. If we ure going to the seashore dny after tomorrow there nre
many things to be done, und 1 must
His wife, who bad already tele
phoned tbe butcher, milkman, buker,
grocer, expressman and ticket ollice
nnd given tbe maid a month's vacation und arranged witb a relative for
the care of the dog, gazed ut hlm iu
"A great deal on my mind." be re,
peated. Then tbe Interrogative nature of bis wife's silence forced him
to explain.
"You Bee," he said, "1 have got tc
put a nail In the cellar window und
stop the newspaper." —Youth's Com
A Painter Who Waa a Musician.
Those painters who also hnve the
feeling nnd some of the proficiency of
0 mush-Inn reveal It In their work.
Tbey ure usually colorlsts, with more
eye for the colors and tones of nature
thnn her shnpes nnd forms. Such a
one wns Curot. He bad a good tenor
voire and played on the violin. He
sang nt bis work, and sang. too. when
he wns not pnlntlng, but wandering
through the forest of Pontalnobleau
or around the village of Vllle d'Avray,
absorbing the beauty of the scene nnd
storing up Impressions for future pictures. In fact, his whole long life of
seventy-nine years was to Le I'ere
Corol. as his friends loved to call hlm,
a song. And one feels It In his pictures, ut least In his later ones, by
which he Is best known. Their color,
hig Is subdued, like a lullaby or wnk.
Ing song, for It was the dawn or twilight that he preferred to paint. It
vibrates with the hum of melody, nnd
hero and there Is nn accent of effect
thnt trembles like the string of bis
Corot's long life was a remarkable
Instance of a man being able to continue to the end the springtime of bin
youth.-Clrcle Magazine.
Remarkable Case of Cure After
. Specialists Failed.
Winnipeg, Man.—A prominent; rest-
Bent of this City, who for personal reasons does not wish'his name mentioned
publicly, but who permits us to show
liis letter to interested enquirers, writes
to say that he was suddenly taken
with excruciating pains in the back and
side, which were pronounced by his
physicians as Rheumatism. Hot applications were at once resorted to, the
usual medicines administered, supplemented by electrical treatment, but all
to no purpose; In his desperation lie
took Gin Pills on his cwa account, and
in a few hours after taking the first
Pill the pains commenced to subside.
He continued taking them and in 43
hours he had not an ache or a pain left.
Gin Pills are sold at 50c a box—8
for $2.50.   Send to us if your dealer
docs not handle them.
Dept. N.U., National Drug & Chemical Co., Limited, Toronto. 116
Sightless Painter's Work- Shown at an
International Congress.
There used to be a saying among the
friends of tbe blind that "u blind man
can do anything but paint a picture,"
but since Miss Winifred Holt came
back from the International congress
for the blind, beld recently lu England,
it has fallen Into disuse, for a sightless
Russian has demonstrated that a blind
man can paint a picture, and his work
was shown at the' international congress.
Miss Holt told of it at tbe last meeting of tbe Blind Men's improvement
club lu New York city. The blind artist keeps each of his colors In a separate box, and each box Is marked with
characters which to his touch Bpell the
name of the color the box contains.
As might be expected, he Is nn impressionist. He knows that trees nnd
grass are green and sky Is blue and
clouds are white, so he lays on his
green and blue null white lu generous
patches, like nny other impressionist
and the result Is n picture.
"It wasn't n very good picture." sold
Miss Holt, who is herself a sculptress
and may be supposed to hnve a critical
taste, "but it wns neither better nor
worse than n grent mauy other pictures thnt nre sold right here in New
Another feat which was reported to
the congress of the blind was the saving of two lives by a pair of blind English boys hist yenr. Two sighted persons were drowning when the blind
lads heard their cries for help, swam
to tbem and got them safe ashore.—
New York Sun.
Result of Poor Writing.
The Duke of Wellington, through
misreading a badly written letter,
made a ludicrous blunder. This letter
was written by C. ,1. London, a botanical author, who wrote to the duke requesting the privilege of seeing bis
beautiful beeches. The duke misread
the signature for tbnt of C. J. Bloom-
field, bishop of London, and wrote In
reply: "My lord, I shall always be glad
to see you at Strnttotleldsnye. and my
servant sball show you as many pairs
of my breeches as you may choose to
Inspect. But whnt you want to see
them for is quite beyond me."—Exchange.
An Easy One.
"You imoglne you know a lot about
Biblical things," said the scoffer.
"Suppose you tell me who Cain's wife
"That's easy," rejoined the old den-
con. "She was Adam's daughter-in-
!»w."-DetroIt Free Press.
The Nerves
Not Understood
By most people and by many doctors
—Hence their treatments fail.
The best authorities now agree that
restorative treatment such as Dr.
Chase's Nerve Food is the only
rational and successful means of
It is not so very many years since
diseases of the nerves were attributed
to the presence of evil spirits and
more recently sufferers from nervous
derangements have been told that liny
only imagine they nre sick.
When Dr. Chase's Nerve Food was
first put upon the market ns the only
natural and effective method of curing
derangements nrising from exhausted
nerves it was considered almost revolutionary, hut its success was remark-
able from the start, many who used i'
being cured of such severe forms of
nervous trouble as locomotor ataxia
and partial paralysis.
' Now the very best authorities claim
SB did Dr. Chase that the only way to
cure diseases of the nerves is to make
the blood rich, red nnd nutritious and
to build up the wasted nerve cells hy j
such treatment ns Dr. Chase's Nerve
Mrs. W. R. Sutherland. St. Andrews,
Man., writes: "In 1903 I was stricken
with paralysis, fell helplessly to tiie
floor and had to he carried to bed. Th''
doctors pronounced it a had case ns 1
had no power in my tongue and left
leg. For six months I lay in that condition without benefit from the doctors' prescriptions. My husband advised me to try Dr. Chase's Nerve
Food, and hy use of this treatment all
the symptoms disappeared. I can
now talk plainly, my leg is nil rigid
and I can do nil my own housework
I nm grateful to he cured by so wonderful a remedy."
Dr. Chase's Nerve Food, 50 cents a
box. 6 boxes for $2.60, nt all dealers
or Edmonson, Bates 4 Co., Toronto'.
Time Was When It Used to Be Considered Lucky.
Abstract science bas done much In
brushing iiwny the cobwebs of popular
superstition, and abstract science establishes the fact that thirteen In ancient times hnd quite a different meaning from tbe thirteen of today. Oriental people fouud In thirteen something divine and hence something
goud. Thus It Is In the folklore of the
Persians, tho Indians nud HlD'1"-r
Old Testament .lews wore ..< ue
same opinion, ns Biblical students well
know. Thirteen cities were especially
dedicated lo the priestly tribe: thirteen
high priests descended from Aaron:
thirteen kings snt In the high council
of the ancients; on the 13th dny of the
month Nlsirn tbe preparations for
Passover began, nnd the holy incense
consisted of thirteen different odors.
It Is well known that all the nations
of the old world were In more or less
Intellectual rnpport. The Ideas of one
trlhe descended to the other. But It Is
certainly Interesting to lenrn thnt tbe
figure 13 hud !»> sacred and divine
meaning nlso in America of yore
among the long since extinct tribes of
the lncas and the Aztecs. The inhabitants of- Peru counted seven days
without any particular name In the
week. Their year bad seven times
fifty-two days, or four times thirteen
weeks. The fatber was compelled to
support his Illegitimate child to the
thirteenth year. The Aztecs had weeks
of thirteen days, each with a special
name. Their century hnd fifty-two
yenrs, or four times thirteen. ITbelr
public archives were of clrcular| form,
with a sun In the center of each of the
thirteen parts, and thirteen were their
Its Relation to the True Educe'ion of
the Young.
No animal or bird can endure the extremes of climate like man or Is at
bome in so many different parts of the
world. A *dog. it Is true, will follow
man anywhere, but only when food
and shelter are provided. Nor can any
other creature subsist on such a variety of food as man can digest. He flourishes on roots, herbs, grubs, insects,
fruits or fish, on whlcb flesh eating animals would starve, or he Is equally
pleased witb animal and bird flesh on
which herbivorous animals would
starve. He can pick nuts with the
monkey, cntch fish with the otter, dig
roots with the wild pig. ent outs' eggs
with tbe out eater and grasshoppers
with tbe snake.
And all this Is due to man's baud.
Because bis hand could grasp a stone
or a club man rose on his bind legs
ond walked and talked. His hand Is
the most wonderful of nil tools. It
twists like a monkey wrench, hangs
on like a grappling hook, cracks like a
nutcracker, picks like tweezers, tears
like forceps, grubs like n gopher.
This brings us to the first grent lesson of health and common sense. Mnn
owes all to his hand. Train the child's
band, then answer .the questions that
the brain, wblch Ihe hand builds, will
ask, and you bave true education—education at Its best (Jive children every
kind of hand work that their play Instincts call for-and tbelr play Instincts are tbe deepest and most useful In tbelr nnture-and then brain development will follow as naturally as
tbe nlgbt follows day.—San Francisco
It Gets the Criminals,
According to the Chinese method of
criminal prosecution, a man Is responsible for the crime be may have committed personally, but if be chooses to
escape Justice by running awuy from
the place where the deed wns committed tben the remaining members of bis
Immediate family ure beld and punished lu lieu of the real culprit This
may seem a strange way of attracting
the real criminal hack to the scene of
his crime, but It appeals lo the religious side of the man's superstitious
nature. According to I heir religion, tbe
man who forsakes his parents when in
peril will And his soul suiting around
through und"s without chart or com-
pass for ull eternity. In view of this,
compliance with the law Is very prompt,
for John Cblnaman does uot cure to
take tbe desperuue chance.
He Explains.
"Why Is It, professor." asked the
young man with the had eye. "Hint
when Christopher Columbus discovered this country he didn't settle down
nnd stny her"?"
"Doubtless you nre aware, my young
friend." answered the professor, "that
the Spanish form of his name was
Crlstovnl Colon?"
"Yes, sir "
"Well, ii colon does not meuu a full
stop. We will reiuni now. young gentlemen, to tie consideration of the lesson."—Exchange.	
Make Friends.
There Is rothhig so healthy as plenty
of human nature about one, young, old
nnd middle aged. When wo stay at
home too much or associate entirely
with a very limbed circle we lose the
proper senFC of perspective. The few
Individuals whom we like assume giant
proportions lu our thoughts and the
rest of the world recedes.
Eagles, Vultures and Similar Birds
Art In This Class.
It IB a facfthot Ihose Ingenious and
daring minds thut devote themselves
to tbe solution of the problem of aviation have given no small part, of their
preliminary study to considering the
manner of flight of birds.
A strange result of this Investigation
Is the conclusion, uow generally Indorsed, tbut as a whole, the bird world
Is not to be regarded as perfect lu Its
attainment of flight For Instance, It
Is contended by the best authorities
tbat all birds obliged continually to
flap tbelr wings—and in this category
may be mentioned sparrows, finches,
thrushes, crows, etc.—are still lu un
Imperfect stage of advancement.
In the next class, as being a degtee
advanced, are put such birds as pigeons, swallows, etc., which are able
to dnrt nhend for a space after lhey
have gained u good start by the vigorous flapping »f their plulons.
In the third class the birds thnt may
be said to be perfect filers arc the
eagles, vultures, albatrosses and similar big birds possessing the ability to
rise and full nud sway and soar lu the
air indefinitely without a perceptible
movement of their wings. It Is. of
course, known to every person of an
observant turn thnt tbese big fowl are
able to soar Into the ulr gradually until at last they disappear from the
eye of tbe watcher. It being almost
Impossible Io detect any movement beyond a slight occasional motion of the
tall.—New York Tribune.
From the Desire For Comfort to the
Craze For Speed.
Mr. Newenr (about to start on his
first trip iu his recently purchased
motor car, to his cbnuffeuri—Now, William, I want It thoroughly understood
I will not ba\e fast driving. Always
keep well under the legal limit—not
as close tq It as you can. Ten miles
an hour Is fast enough for me. Whnt
I want Is comfort, uot excitement Do
you understand?
Three days later. "Er—er-Wllllam,
I must be bnck to tbe house by 7
o'clock. This road seems very straight
and wide. Don't you think you might
go just a little faster without danger?"
Two days Inter. "William, this dust
Is very unpleasant. If you could puss
thnt car ahead-It seems to he going
rnthcr slowly."
Next day. "Put on a little mure
speed, William. There's no use In being a crank. This road is too good to
lose the chance."
A week later. "Open her up, William! There are no police within five
miles. I'll bet. nnd if there are who
cares? I'm out for fun! Let ber zlpl
Let her zip! Tbls Is no steam roller!
Let's have some speed!"—Life.
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills Bring Heart.
aid Strength to Women at
a Critical Time.
Few women reach the age of fifty
without enduring much suffering and
anxiety. Between the years of forty-
five and fifty health becomes fickle,
and acute weaknesses arise with rheumatic attacks, pains in the back and
sides, frequent headaches, nervous
ailments and depression of spirits.
The Becret of good health between
forty-five and fifty depends upon the
blood supply. If it is kent rich, red-
and pure, good health will he the re-
suit, nnd women will pass this eriti.
cnl stmre in safety. Dr. Williams'
Pink Pills' help women of mature
yenrs ns no other medicine enn, for
they make the Hell, red Wood thnt
means good health, and brines relief
from suffering. Mrs. C. Donovon
Newcastle, N. B.. says: "About two
years ago I wn*| greatlv run down
and very miserable. I did not know
whnt was wrong with me. I was
hardly able to ding myself about,
had severe headaches and no appetite. I Inlt bo wretched thnt I hardlv
eared whether t lived or not. T
had often read of what Dr. Williams'
Pink Pills had dom for others ond I
decided to try them, and I can now
truthfully say I found them all they
are recommended to be. Under their
use my health gradually came back:
I could eat better, sleep better and
felt stronger in every way, and be.
fore long I wns enjoying as good
health ns ever I nad done."
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills cure hy going to the root of the trouble in the
blood. . They actually make new
Wood. That is why they cure ruch
troubles as rheumatism, neuralgia.
indigestion, kidney troubles, head
aches, sideaches arid backaches, and
the ailments of growing girls and wo.
men of mature years. Sold by all
medicine dealers or i by mail nt 50
cents n box or six boxes Ior J2.50
from The Dr. Williams' Medicine Co.,
Brockville, Ont.
Monkey and Goat.
Monkeys arc more renowned for mischief thnn for kindness, but even monkeys can be benevolent M. Mouton
records tbe doings of one In Guadeloupe tbat surely seemed to merit that
reputation. This monkey had a friend
In a goat that went dally to the pasture. Every night the monkey would
pick out the burs aud thorns, sometimes to the number of 2.000 or 3.000,
from tbe goat's fleece, In order thnt
the animal might He dowu In peace.
On coming in from the pasture the
goat regularly went In search of bis
light banded friend nnd submitted himself to tbe operation. Strange to say.
the tricky Instincts of the monkey reasserted themselves after the pricks
were removed. He would teaee the
poor goat unmercifully, plucking bis
beard, poking him In the eyes nod
pulling out his hull's. The gont bore
it all wltb patience, perhaps regarding
It as only a fair price to be paid for
the removal of the thorns.—London
The Ruling Passion.
Ills clothes sold he was o tramp,
but bis brow was high and his mnn-
ner grand. "Madam, mny I request
the fnvor of n pnlr of your husband's
casloff trousers? These nre somewhat
pnsse." This, with u sweep of a tottered bat, brought results In the sbnpe
of n poll* of hubby's oldest, which
were just nbout two degrees better
than those the tramp wns wearing.
After n critical survey of his' acquisition. Instead of the polite words of
(hanks Ihe good womnn wns waiting
for, (he tramp volunteered, with u
deep, long drawn sigh of regret. "Madam. I see your husband discards from
j weakness."—Puck.
Rights of Man
"Every man has a right to his own
opinions," rejoined the demoralizer,
with o sigh both broad and long, "anil
if he is a married man he has a right
to keep them under cover."
$100 Reward, $100.
The waders of this paper will be plu. ed to Isara
that then Is at least one drestled disease I list science
has been able to cure lo all IU stages, aud lust Is
Catarrh. Hall's Catarrh cute Is the oolr positive
core uow known to the medical Ira-criiuy, Catarrh
hems a constitutional disease, requires a constitutional treatment. Hall's Catarrh Cure to taken Internally, acting directly upon the blood and mucous
surfaces ot the system, thereby destroying Ihe
foundation of the disease, and giving the patient
strength by building up the consltlullun and nutating nature In doing Its work. Tin- pronrletnrs havo
so much faith In IU curative powers that they offer
One Hundred Dollars for any ease that It talis to
curs.   Send tor Hat of testimonials
Add™ F. J. CHENEY 4 CO.. Toledo, O.
Sold by all Prusalau. '5c.
Take Hall's Family rills for constipation.
When a mnn treats his wife with
more consideration thnn usual she begins to wonder if he isn't trying to
square himself.
A Pill that Proves its Value.—Those
of weak stomach will find strength
in Parmelee's Vegetable Pills, because
they serve to maintain the healthful
action of the stomach and the liver,
irregularities in which nre moBt distressing. Dyspeptics are well ac
quninted with them nnd volue them
nt their proper worth. They have
afforded relief vv'.en other prepare
tions have failed, ond have effected
cures in ailments of long standing
where other medicines were found
One Exception
"You must learn lo trust your fi|.
lowmen," said tile professional optimist.
"There's no use in talking thnt way
to me," answered the worried 'ooking
citizen. "I'm in the grocery busnies*-:."
Mlnard's   Liniment,   Lumberman's
Not All Gone
Fred—My dear Dora, let Ill's
thought console you for your lover's
death. Remember thnt Gibe, nnd
better uii'ti than he Int."- gone tic
same way.
Bereaved One—They haven' all
gone, have they?
There Was a Difference
"Who teaches you nl school,
"Miss Brown,"
"And who teiirl.es you nt Sunday
"Miss Brown—with n lint on."
Mission of Pain.
Although   looked   upon   ns an evil,
pain Is kind.   It tells that the laws of
nature have been violated nnd warns
us to correct the cnuso.    If It were
not for pain we would go on doing i have lin
things Hint would destroy us.    Pain   Hi" tnhli
Is a warning Hint something Is wrong,     John—Ycb, sir, and Hint is nbout all
and Instead of trying lo hush the pain  J'011 'I" leave.
with some drag we should seek to re-1 .
move the cause. ^^fscon-^^
Time to Leave
Father   (who   is   always   Irving  to
teaeli his son how to net while nt the
table)—Will, John, you see. when I
lied eating  I  always leave
In a Different Class.
"I hear. Mike, that your wife has
cone Inlo society. Has sho become a
clubwoman yet?"
"Iiidnde an' she hns not got Into thnt
clnss. She still uses n flntlron, sor."—
.New York 'i'liues.
Persona Grata.
The Old Bulldog-Tlioy're going to
chain us up on Sunday nights now. The
Ytung Bulldog-How's that, governor!
The Old Bulldog-The new feller that's
started calling on Miss Mamie boa got
moncy.-Clnclnnoll Enquirer.
It Would Make a Difference.
Teacher—Now, boys, here's a little
example in menial arithmetic. How
old would n person be who wns born
In IS"."? I'upll-I'lense. tencher. wns
It n man or a woman?—Boston Transcript.
-3*----    -My,
Let Fortune come under whnt bag-      To recall benefits we hnve bestowed j
gnrd form she may, they ling her In | "hows want of tact; tn forget those he- ]
their arms and swear she is a beauty.   •towed on us sbowi want of heart- "
-LeSnge. ■ Kleiner. I
:£        George a. merle, - managing-editor
Issued every Saturday, from office of
Publication, Northern Ave, New Michel.
In and Around Town
Dr. Higgina of Hosmer was a visitor
here ycetcrday.
John Angus Macdonald was in town
on Wednesday.
B. P. Lester, of Hosmer, was
here on Dominion Day.
The output of British Columbia mines
in 1908, amounted to $2:1,851,277.
Bert Whimster, of Fernie, took
in the celebration here on Dominion
The citizens of New Michel are
extremely grateful to the C.P.R. for
the platfonil they have put in at
Some American ilngs that were
flying at Lethbridge on Dominion
Day were jerked down by Englishmen there.
We have received several letters relative to tiie. Dominion Day celebration,
but owing to lack of time and space
have been unable to print tliM.
The appointment pf John S, T,. Alexander to be government agent, etc,, lor
Fernie, and stipendiary magistrate for
the county of Kootcnaj*, is announced
in last weeks British Columbia Gazette.
Mike Smith has succeeded in growing a chicken with four legs. J list think
of it, kids—four drumsticks. If he can
only succeed as well with the toothsome
turkey, there'll be enough to go around
ut Christmas.
, F. R. Anderson, -a popuiar real-
estate man from Vancouver, lias
sold out his interest in the Alcorn he-
Fraction in the south belt, Boss-'
land^for a sum that .would make
the small boys eat ice cream at Kennedy's all summer.
There was trouble of a kind here
. on Thursday night. We saw one
. of the people who thjnk they know
..things, in a deplorable condition
of incapacity. He tvas trying the
"retrograde progressive" movement
and got left. Small blame when
;he had bucked up against Walker,
Seagram, Dewar and Elk Valley.
Fernie had another, fire on Wednesday that at one time threatened
to repeat the calamity of August 1st
last yeafj but fortunately the wind
■ was in the wrong, direction, and
with the combined efforts of every
private citizen along, with the fire
department, it was finally, subdued,
It occurred in the vicinity of the
• The West is certainly .a country
of varied resources;   For years peo-
■ pie have been rushing into'thc Western provinces to go farming ot coal
■mining, nnd noWwc ai*e on the verge
of the developm ent of-;gold "and. copper mines in Saskatchewan? Who
can tell what the future has inetore
for this wonderful country .-**-Leth"
bridge Herald. ,,,,     ,      \,
Seldom has-there been *such an
opportunity for tho people to get
out and enjoy themselves as that
afforded them on Dominion Day.
Say, it was good to see the girls
out in their Sunday best, and the
boys in the best the world affords,
and if we could candidly place the
crowd, there wasn't anything that
comes up Regent St., or down
Broadway, that in appearance
could eclipse them.
This is Dominion day, and, as
Ihero are no celebrations in the
I'ass, the district will be pretty
well depopulated, as a great number of peoplo contemplate taking
in the big time at Pincher or some
other near by celebration.—Frank
I'aper. ;','  '; ,! l:
■ Of course wr'niny bo mistaken,
but wo thought tbat here and Fertile wore ldcludfq in the Pass, and
Ihe'sjf Intaiifj gitb big celebrations
' bit riolriinWfl Day, but perhaps
our Frank cotem does not consider
m in the Pass,
One Cent a Word
Advertisements such na For Sale, To Let, Lost
Fcana Wanted etc., inserted at the uniform
rate oi One Cent a Word Each Insertion
° II. F, Wolier.
NEW MICHEL, 10.45 a. m-., in room
over Somerton Bro's store.
MICHEL, Sunday School, 2.110 p. m.
.Evening service, at 7.110. Band of
Hope every Monday at 7.110 p, m.
Rev. S. Cook, Pastor.
The *ias'tor and officials extend a cordial
invitation to you to attend these services.
60  YEARS'
Trade Marks
_    Designs
Copyrights *c
Anyone lending a sketch and description met
qntclily ascertain our opinion freo wfiothor ail
Invention is probBblr patentajjla. Conmiunlca.
tlonsstrlctlyconlldontlnl. HANDBOOK on Catena
sontlroe. Oldest oficncy for securing patents.
ratonts taken t'lroue-h ilunn & Co. receive
tpMlulnotlM, without charge, initio     """"
Scientific American, i
A taaiHlBomoly illustnitud weekly., Laritcut cir-
caiutiou of nny ecloiititic journal. Terns for
Canada, 93.75 u your, poata«-a jiropald. Sold by
all newudealera.
Services—1st.   Sunday  in   the   month,
Holy Communion, 11 a. m.
Every   Sunday, Evensong, 7.110 p. m.
Sunday School, every Sunday, 2.30 p. m.
A. Briant N. Crowth'er, M. A., Vicar.
Union Bakery
• G. SOVKANO, Proprietor
OLD TOWN, -   -   - MICHEL
Fresh Bread Delivered Daily
In. stock and made to order
Fred. PomaHACj
Studio Now. Open Over The Store
Sinclair the, Tailor
Cleaning,and Pressing,
Repairs find Alterations'
Gent's and Ladies' Clothes.
.  No. 90, Over the Creek,
Business Bringers
Reading Notices Inserted under this Heading
at the fate of Ten Cents a Line, each insertion.   No ads Inserted amonget Locale.
SMOKE Crow's Nest Special and Extra.   Union
Mado Clgiira.
U Kinds ot Miislcul Iiistrumontt Sold nt
SomorUm Hio'h.
HO Si'lla tlio New flcalft William's Piano?
Somorton liro's.    '■'
If there is no Union Printing
Office in your town,, send your
work tq thfc Reporter Office,
New.Michel, and have-it done
by the mail who Unionized
the First Pribting Office in the
Pass, and .have iyouf jobs dec-
' prfted with that *
-THE »
The  Summit
An Ideal Summer Resort
At Crow's Nest
This hotel, situated at Crow's
Nest, about eight milfes from
Michel, is (just the place to
spend a weekend and enjoy
yourself, i Good boating, bathing, fishing and big menagerie aiid museum. Finb place
to'go -to-, to get away from the
daily'grind. Leave on Saturday evening's express and
back Monday morning in time
for business:
Reasonable charges..
Andy flood, Proprietor
Rosedale Dairy
Open for business on May. 15th.
Fresh Milk, Cream, Butter and Eggs
Delivered daily to all parts of holli
towns. . . .
Horseshoeing a Specialty
Estimates Famished Free, oa Short Notice.
Excursion  Rates
TO      '
Corresponding rates
from other points.
Tickets on sale daily,
May 2'9th to Oct. 14th
i  5   '
Final return limit 15 days,
but not later than Oct-, ill.
For complete  information  apply  to
Agents, or write
J. E. PROCTOR, D. 1>. A., Calgary
Always to the Pront
The only football game of the
week in the league aeries Wus that
between Coleman and Michel at
Coleman Saturday, when Michel
increased her lead in the race for
the championship by defeating the
home team 2-i
The game Was Very closely contested, and Coleiiian seemed to have
the best of thb play as the ball was
mostly around Michel's goal, but
the home team did nbt seem able to
force it through except, tot the single
score in the last half--
Wm. Frazer, a Coleman player
had the misfortuncto have a leg broken during the game.
Groat interest centers in the game
betwebn Frank and Michel, to be
played in Frank Saturday, and it is
looked upon as perhaps the most important of the season, since, if Frank
wins, the local team has a chance for
the championship, While if Michel
wina she will -virtually have a cinch.
Fernie and Coleman are' scheduled
to play the same day but owing to
tho intense interest in tho Frank-
Michel match it is likely that game
will be postponed to enable the Coleman enthusiasts to come to Frank.
Following is the standing of the
teams to date:
Teams       'Won Lost Draw Points
MicM (i      0      1      13
Fernie •. ;3 1 '4 10
Coal Creek "3 ,0 2 8
Frank 2      1    ■ 2        6
Bellevue 2 5 15
Coleman 2 4 0 4
Hosmer 0      4      0        0
—Frank. Paper
Envelopes, printed, at this offiic".
Justin-,   All New Styles.   Fine White Lacef
Trimmed Lawns
Neat Lines,   Peter Pans,   New Designs
Success Collars
for Men
2 for 25c.
New   Michel
Childrens Straws
While they last
The Newspaper Guy
I see a hian pushing his wny through
7'fhelines •-,
Oi t're cops where tho work of tho " fire
-. .fiei'd" shines.      ■      ,
"The chief?" I inquire—hut a fireman
replies: ■    ,   .        :
"Oh no! Why that's one of those
newspaper guys!"
I see a Man walk through the door of
a show, ■.    c   .i     ■ •   '•-
Where great crowds arc blocked by the
sign"S. ki O." ■       j
'" IS 'this man the star that no ticket he
buys?"  .    '
" Star nothin' 1 He's one of these newspaper guys."
I sec a man start on the trail of a crook,
And he scorns the police, but he brings
hlm to h'ook. i,
" Sherlock • Holmes?"    I   inquire—but
somebody cries,  , ' '
"Sherlock H— 1   Naw, he's one of dese
newspaper guys."
And some day I'll pass by the creat
'   " Gales of Gold,"
And see a man pass tlirorgh unquestioned and bold.
"A saint?" I'll ask, ami old Peter'11
"No, lie carries a poB3—lie's a newspaper guy."
Tht Coon Ctlon Coons
A troupe of coons occupied the boards
at the Opera. House on Monday night.
Thoy called themselves tho K. II. Hong-
las Coon Coon Coons, and the Lord
help them if they ever stick their
ugly mugs into Crestoil again. The,
troupe consisted of two he's and a she.
Wo arc only Burprlzed that tho victims
who attended did not demand their
money back. Tho "artistes" were
punk', strictly'jrtink. The vbcnlists had
frog in the throat and hay fever, and
the buck and wing dancer had one Methodist -foot. Nearly every spasm was
awarded ciit-callB. Br'er editors, if'this
dgregation hits your town, smilo 'em
before they get nway with the dough.
The manager asked lis to give them a.
nice write up. Sii'l-e Mike! We know
we are easy, but we are not quite so easy
as all that.—Crcston Heview,
Greatest Selling Force
Thb'' only man' whose- business
does inot need advertising is tbe
HOUSE, if you want
Good Board.   ;j :   :-
Thoroughly overhauled and now
'"'     ■■' '    ki       ,'.
in first-class, comfortable shape.
Your patronage solicited.
Harry Ryan
Many Men Back at Work and   More Will  be
on Monday
The long drawn outj strike is settled at last,, and Can-
more,, Royal, Leitch, Hillc'rest,; Bellevue, Lille, Coleman and
Hosmer miners are at work. It is an open shop agreement,
apcLat least half a million dollars,have"b£en lost to the
miners in tho Pass. Frank Sherman's illness came at an
opportune time, and as hti was responsible for the great bulk
of the trouble, the sympathy that ought to go out to him at
this time is withheld o.? account of the prevalent idea that his
apparent good intentions were not without selfish arrogance,
and private reasons.
man who doesn't want to sell anything.
No matter what you are - selling
or how your business is carried on,
of what conditions surround it, the
right kind of advertising would be
profitable to you. It may "be diffi-
cultto' discover 'just what'kind of
advertising you ought to do—but
the difficulty of doing a thing right
doesn't prove that the thing ought
not to be done,
In answer to this, you say; "My
business has been established" for
twenty years. I have have altoays
sold goods without advertising and
have niado money) and I am selling
theni now and making money.
Why should I advertise?"
Study the population and the
growth of tho locality see what
competitors are doing,  then look
yourself straight. in the face and
answer thu question:• "Am' 1
keeping up with the procession or
not?" •     ,
Advertising not only creates business, but holds it.
■ If the world were at a standstill
there would be no need of advertising, or much effort-of any kind.
But the swift current of life keeps
moving and you must move with
it all tho time, or bb left far behind.
Advertising ' is ■ simply NEWS
being the ease, it iB a fair assumption that if your customers do not
Bee any news from you for a long
time, they will get into the habit,
after a while, of tbinking of you aa
some one they " used to know.''


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