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VOL. 1.
NEW MICHEL, BKITISH COLUMBIA, SATURDAY,: AUG. 14,- 1909.
NO; -46-
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Hotel Michel
T. Cpjhan,     *    :    -     Proprietor
The Largest, Most Modern
and Best Equipped in the Pass,
Michel, - British Columbia
When You, Go Hunting,
Or on Your Vacation—
NOW FOR BARGAINS
WE DON'T GARE anything about profit at this time of year,
hut just.tQ-TOaks a qtiiok-clearance of the balance of our Summer Goods
REGARDLESS OF COST
Fall Goods are arriving (My and we must hate'room for them
Thursday morning the procession begins and everyone may join, it.
Come and look over our offerings, you don't have to buy..
''Here are a, few of the specials—every one a bargain:
'      WITH   YOU
Qpr Assortment is Complete
Brownie's $1 to $10, Kodak's $10, to $50
"If it isn't an Eastman it isn't a Koda,k."
Sole Agent for Eastman's Kodaks, Cameras and
-S.Mpplies-
500  YARDS
Qinghams, muslins,  lawns,  ohauibraye
and wash dress goods.   All good patterns and fast colors.    Clearance ferica
 10 ets, per,yard
Women's Trimmed Hats
peady-to-wears and*' sailors at'' '■ move-
quick" prices "j    ";.. .'•'',
.    A SNAP
j[n Childrens gingham.'', and print wash-
-. dresses.' A wide range of patterns for
all ages, .1 to 12 years. Special age 1 to 3
worth' Up to $1.00.   Clearing price 50
'   Children's S.traw Sailors
To be cleared at Jess than cost. • Specials
-at..':,..., ,;',,1S, .i.5, .40 and .65
DreSS makinsr ^8 ^ *° 'olin°unco to the ladies of Michel, that \va
n T *;. ■ P bave arranged with'Miss Mason, (late designer with,
Uepartment largest jnaniifiicturers of Manchester and.Belfast) to
open up a dressmaking department in connection with onr drygbods section.
Miss Mason will be ready, to place her advice and experience at your service
about August l'Sth.   . ,,'.       ,'   7   -,       •■,  '■.       . ,'" '■■■'.'        i-
Men's Summer Furnishings
Clothing, Undarwear, "Pats and Neckwek* at saving prices
'   COME EARLY,   SRICja YOUR FRIENDS   •
KENNEDY'S
DRUG AND BOOK STORE
NEW MICHEL
The Gold Standard Manufacturing Co. invite the presence of yonr self and
friends to a practical demonstration pf their Gold Standard Pure Food Products, at the store of the Trites-WoodCo.', J»td., Old Michel, B, C, August
17 to 21'. ( i -'   -V  .;-"-'■    .-..', ','i   7    i
Imperial Bank of Canada
Head Office.' TORONTO
Capital Authorized $10,000,000. -
Capital Paid tip $5;og0,0b0. Rest $5,000,000
pavings Bank Department.
Interest allowed on Deposits at Current Rate
■'■■ from.Date of Deposit.
Drafts, Money Orders and Letters of Credit issued, available
in any part of the-World.
MICHEL BRANCEf, T. B, BAKER, Makagib.
41 Meat market Ltd 41
High-class Butchers
New Michel
All meat fresh Icilled—PrimeBeef, Pork, a^d glutton
Dairy Butter.   Mild-oured Hams and Ilaopn—Fish
in Season
The Store Where Thoy Send What You,  Order
2    Deliveries   Dftijy    2
Call at the Crow's Nest Hardware
Co., and see their extensive display.
What you don't see, ask for.
Bamboo Fishing Rods, Your Choice for 15 cents
Right Prices, Right Goods and
.Right Treatment.
The, Trites-Wood @| Ltd
Grtat Northern
NEW MICHEL, B. C
EVERYTHING   FIRST-CLA88
Culilne Un«iirpaM*4
Bar Stock** with tha Final!
Atton-fanM UnaxMlla-l
ll). I.    II   il.MII.>    I   ■! 111,1.1
McCool 4 Moore,   :;   Proprietors
SEICHE & CO,
The People's Store,        New Michel
Summer Stocktaking Sale
Saturday' 14th, August
1*1 order to make way for Fall Goods now coming in,
we are offering our Summer S^tpcjc at extremsjy low values,
never before seen in the Pass.
The bargains are too many to be enumerated singly, so
wo as]c you to give us a call and judge for yourselves.
Special Cuts on Furniture
viz. Bedroom Suites, Tables, Pictures, Mirrors Etc.
Thpse \yhp come earliest will secure the best
JUST   ARRIVED!
"Cailler's Swiss Milk Chocolates"
Best on Earth,
Ice Cream, Fruit and Candies.
|fylIMG'S     lyiTCHEN     New Michel....
The Model Bakery
NOW OPEN!
Broad, Cakes, Pies, Buns, Etc.' Fresh Every D»y
Driver will call for orders and deliver
The Model Bakery        New Michel
Bonus on Babies
The niitiiinn tvssion of tho French parliament will be nsked to legislate in connection wjth the proposals now being
put forward to increase the population.
The eohemes that have, attracted the most
attention are thoso drawn up by Prof.
Iiichet of the Academy of Medicine, snd
by Paul Leroy Beauliqu, the eminent
economist.
M. Kiehet proposes that thp state shall
pay bonuses on every baby except the
first-born. A second child would bring
a payment of $100, and every succeeding
ones a bonus of $200. M. Iliehot believe?
that under this system, the number of
births, which is now 7.10,000 per annum
wonld be increased to 1,000,000. This
would cost tho stuto about ?00,000,0(ii i a
year. The professor proposes to raise
the money by imposing a heavy death
duty of 50 per ccut. an all collateral inheritance, and on all catalos left by parents to au only child.
M. Beauliou suggests that no civil service or municipal official should bodeHii-
itely appointed to his ollice until he is
the parent of three children. This nip-
iilatimi would apply to women ollieials
as well ns to men. M, Boipilieu also advocates an annual reduction of the salaries of bachelors and spinster ollirink
There arc Others.
Wo are in receipt of several
eniinni
from I'ernie as to our absence from the
Board of Trade banquet, Well in tho
lirst place ire hadn't the live bucks I"
spare, and then—oh, well, we don't u» u
rule butt in whew we don't get nu invitation. It is customary in all oilier,
towns to extend a complimentary to tin:
press, not as a favor as soma imagine,
but as a slight "quid pro quo" for tho
expected write-up of the all'air, whii li
costs the press far more than the price
ol a ticket. We nre informed that the
Unions in charge of Ihe banquet had iml
intestines enough to invito their chief
boosters, the editors of their own town.
so we hove this consolation, "there ni"
olhors."
In and Around Town
Pny])sy! '
The pay roll here to-dsy is $02,000.
Dutch Charlie has leased the, road
house.
The bars are up so they cannot
get away.
A. H. M. Francis of Fernie is
here this week.
Joo Grafton, of Coleman, was
here on Thursday.
A. Potter left on Wednesday for
the A. y. P. big show,
Bull dog Hies up the Elk are ns
large,us humming-birds.
Lew Smith is running an Armstrong binder for Tom Patterson.
O. 0. Henderson and wife, of
Pernio, were here on Wednesday.
J. \\'ai\c, P, Burns & Co.'(representative at Corbin, spent Sunday
with Clco. Doyle.
Otto Meier has entered the stockmen's list and has bought the fastest horse coining to Michel,
Moore, Stedman and Carney returned from their trip up the Elk
on Tuesday evening, anil the liars
were down.
Hcv. W. Lashley Hall, of Fernie,
was a caller nt, tho Reporter ollieo
on Thursday, along with Hcv. O,
T. Chonoweth, of .Michel.
Miss Hiinuline, of Hosmer, was
here Sunday afternoon visiting at
M, O'Xeil's, and had a good time.
Who returned home on Tuesday.
O. liigfish Stedman brought back
a lirnok'trout from the Elk which
weighed 2li pounds dressed. This
is tho biggest caught up tho Elk this
season,
WTEl   KOOTENAY
i "i *■ .-'  i  !£* * -- i ■, -.■■'.■■       ..';'.',
N«W Michel, B. C.
i- 'v 7i77..   ii   ...
Douglas •& Stedman        -     -     -      proprietors
BATHS $2.00 A DAT
Everything First-Class and Comfortable
Nothing but white labor employed
'BUS MEETS ALL TRAINS
"Elfc Valley Beer"
Pure and
Pleasing.'
Manufactured from
Canadian Majt,
Bohemian HopB
and the now Famous
Crystal Spring Water
Elk Valley Brewing Co., Limited
Livery, Feed and Transfer
Bus service, five trips daily between the .
C. P. & Station and the kootenay Hotel
Fare,' Roypd; Trip      '..„'.'. '
Single Fare,!.,,;,;	
GEO. FISHER, Proprietor;
SLICK UP
Get Your Hirsute Appendagp Clipped and Your
Whiskers Pushed in at the Great Northern Tonsor-
ial Parlors—You're next.
P. M. MacLendere, Prop
Buy Government Inspected
MEATS
The moats you buy from us all bear the Blue Label
which stands for good quality
Give as a trial order, ahd prove that our meats are thp best
P. Burns & Co. Ltd.
NEW MICHEL, B. C.
LUMBER  YARD   wholesalb and retail
All Kinds of Lumber, Mouldings, etc.—Fancy Windows,  Doors and
Verandah Posta in Slock and to Ordor.
Fernie Lumber Co., Ltd.   ...   New Michel
Fine Art Printing
At the Reporter Office THE   REPORTER,   NEW   MICHEL,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA,
SUMU8HT
DON'T BE AFRAID
that Sunlight Soap will spoil
your clothes. There are no
Injurious chemicals In Sunlight Soap to bite holes In
even the most delicate fabric.
$5,000 are ottered to any
one finding adulteration In
Sunlight Soap.        ..<
One Way of Regarding a Tonsure
"Nellie Dingle, of Crick Hill, told
me one day how folks say Crick
church be got so 'igh. Says she,
'Charlie, my husband, says Crick
church bant nothin' to Shield's
church, where 'e was fur Christinas;
'cos 'e says up there the pnsson was so
'igh 'e 'ad a 'ole in 'is 'ead.' 'Never,'
says I. 'Yes 'e 'ad,' says 'e; a 'ole
most so big as the palm o' me 'and, or
'ardly that, but bigger thnn a doughboy in a stew.' I sayB, 'Well, Charley,
whateffer did 'e 'ave that for?' and
Charley say, 'Well, Nellie, they said
'twas a sign of 'oliness.' "Oliness?'
says I, 'a 'olp in yer 'ead ain't to me
no sign of 'oliness, but rather loss of
'air.'"
Corns and warts disappear when
treated with Hollowiy's Corn Cure
without leaving a scar.
Not the Rule
On the morning of the entertainment his mother suggested that he
should take his little sister, about
four years old, with him. He hung
his head.
"Don't yon want to take her?" his
mother asked.
"No, I don't" he answered,
"Why not?"
" 'Cause there ain't none of the
other fellers has to bring their children," was the reply.
A Long, Long Wait
He—And so you intend to    carve
your name on the scroll of fame before you marry me?
Girl Graduate—Yes.
He—But will you care for me when
I'm bald and eighty?
Fsa.sk 3. Cbeniy makes oath thtt lis Is senior
partner ot tlio firm ot F. J. CHUNKY a> Co.. doing
business In tbe city ot Toledo, county snd state
.foresaid, suit thst sil'l Arm will pay tbe sum of
ONE HtlNORllD DOLLARS tor each and every
esso ol Catawih tbat cannot be cured by tbe use ol
Hall's Catarrh Curs.
FRANK J. OHENEY.
Sworn to before me and subscribed In tny presence,
tills (tb day ot December. A. D.. 1SB0,
J ~*— I A. If. OLEASON,
1 i^ I Notary public.
Hell's Catarrh Core Is taken Internally and acu
directly upon tbs biuod and aiueuns surfaces ol 0
system. Send for testimonials, tree.
F. 1. CHENEY 4 CO.. Toledo, .
Sold by all Drueelsts, Tfic.
Take HaU'a Family fills lor constipation.
AN AUTHOR'S CENTENARY.
An earnest stage aspirant dramatically announced to the manager that
unless she could obtain an engagement she would kill herself. To quiet
the lady the manager agreed to hear
her recite.
He listened for a few minutes. Then
he unlocked a drawer in his desk and
handed her a revolver.—Lippincott's.
Tho Poor Man's Friend.—Put up in
small bottles that are easily portable
and sold Ior a very small sum, Dr.
Thomas' Kcleetrie Oil possesses more
power in concentrated form than one
hundred times the quantity of many
unguents. Its cheapness and Ihe
varied uses to which it can be put
make it the poor nirn's friend. No
dealer's stock is complete without it.
■•"rancois Xavier Garneau Did a Big
Work tor Canada.
The present year, 1909, has witness-
id the highest honors paid to the
nemory of many distinguished men
)f many nations who were born one
lundred years ago; and amongst
;hese Honored names the British and
French inhabitants ol (he Dominion
«re proud to commemorate that of
Francois Xavier Garneau.
The Canadian historian, of whom
*>e have now to write a brief account,
Has born at Quebec on June 15, 1809.
When hs left the Quebec Seminary, at
tfhich lie had received his youthful
'ducation, he studied for the notarial
profession Knowing that as Valentine says in "Two Gentlemen ol Ver-
3na," "home-keeping youths have
ilways homely wits," he made a tour,
in 182-1, through the New Kngland
States, and in 1831 paid a visit to
England and France. While his was
in London, preparing to return home,
he met with M. D. V. Viger, the dele-
;ate fron. the Assembly of Lower Canada to the Imperial Government, and
was retained hy him as his secretary.
During his residence in London, young
Sarneau had the opportunity of making the acquaintance ot many eminent
men, nat've and foreign, in the great
metropolis. He aiterwards accompanied M. Viger from London to Paris,
where he visited the Academy of
Sciences, and met with many of the
"savants" of that institution. It was
In 1813 that he returned to Canada,
full of newly-acquired knowledge, and
inspiring experiences. So late as 1855,
he thought it worth while to write
Ior Le Journal de Quebec, an inter
esting account ot his voyage to
Europe There can be no doubt that
this voyage, from various causes, but
principally owing to the literary so-
Jiety into which he was introduced,
axercised a strong influence on the
formation of his own literary character. Soon after this, he produced m
the Quebec journals a number of
poems about the merits of which I
translate the French criticism of
L'Abbe Casgrain:—"These poems
breathe in many instances the feelings that animated him in regard to
that nation of which he was soon
destined to write the history. Among
the most remarkable of these compositions we may name 'Les Oiseaux
Blancs,' 'L'Hiver,' and 'Le Dernier
Huron.' These poetical efforts, how-
ever, which would have been enough
to make tho reputation of another
man, and would have secured him a
distinguished position among our 'litterateurs,' were only the first step to
the crowing work of his life."
It was in 1840 that M. Garneau
began writing the history of his native country—a laborious undertaking
which will perpetuate his name in the
annals of Canadian literature. As a
mere matter cf detail, we may record
that the flrst volume appeared at Quebec in 1845; the second in 1846; and
the third (which brought the history
o! Catm.la down tc the establishment
ol constitutiona' government in 1792)
in 1848. The French Press of both
• France, and Canada was loud in its
j praise o! the successful undertaking.
J and '.t was reviewed in the highest
terms ot npproval in the Nouvelle
Hevue of Fiimin Didot, ol Paris. The
result of this was that a second edi-
| lion, which brought the history down
! ti the Union ol the Camillas in 1840,
! was soon published, and was received
by tbe Press and the people with un-
Lfimited favor. In 1859 a third edition
wus published in Quebec, and in 186(1
a translation into Knglish by Mr. Bell
made its first appearance. We have
no space to chronicle the names of all
the distinguished writers who have
expressel their admiration ol M. Gar-
| r.eau's work; but the following names
of literary men in the Old and Now
Worlds, may serve as a sample of the
effect that the "History of Canada"
produced on the minds of those who
"spake with authority": Henri Martin,
Rameau, Bancroft, Porltmnn, Win-
throp, Sergeant, Justin Winsor, Paul
Leroy-Beaulieu, and Dr. C. W. Colby,
of MeGiM University, may be consulted as te the merits of Garneau's elaborate work, and their good opinion
cannot Is. gainsaid. In 1864 the
author contributed tho conclusion of
his "Histoiy" to the Revue Cana-
dienne."
And to think that Annette Keller-
man, the woman diver, gets real
money for splashing around in the
water these hot days.
Minard's Liniment Cures Diphtheria.
Mark Twain one day ineornorated
himself, just for fun-Mark Twain,
Inc.—like that. Bet he quits laughing over the joke when the assessor
comes around for the 2 per cent, corporation tax.
Wilson's Flv Pads, tbe host of all
fly killers, kill both the flies and the
disease germs.
Pretty Good Tip This
The delegate to test Antipodean
feeling on the All Red route has returned to Canada with the assurance
that ultimate trade expansion be-
tween Canada, Australia and New
Zealand is certain. ln the meantime Canada should look after trade
at her doors, Mexico for example-
Ottawa Citizen.
Queers University
1   n  11 KINGSTON
and College Ontario
ARTS
EDUCATION
THEOLOGY
MEDICINE
SCIENCE (Including; Engineerinc*'
Students registering (or the firs
time before October 21st, 1909, m«>
complete the Arts course without at
tendance.
For Calendars, write the Registra-
fJBO. Y. CHOWN, B.A.,
Klo.elon. Orjuert,,
A Lady's Mistake.
An example of having "greatness
thrust upon" one was noticed n lew
days ago at the Parliament Buildings
in Queen's Park, Toronto.
One of the men who show visitors
about the official  home of Ontario's
legislators  brought  his  company  ol
j visitors in  the course of  their trip
! through the  buildings  to  the  outer
door of tho ofllce ol Premier Whitney.
"Here's the Premier's ofllce," said
the guide.
i Just then Horace Wollls, secretary
| to Premier Whitney, emtio out from
the office of his chief on some mutter nl business.
I "My," remarked ono ol the Indies of
the party ol visitors, "isn't the Premier a young man?"
Population of the West.
Tt Is estimated at the Census Bureau that the population of the prairie provinces, which was only 800,000
in 1906, has increased to 1,100,000
within the post three years. The estimate is as follows: Manitoba, 484,-
519; Saskatchewan, 349,645; Alberta,
273,412; total, 1,107,625. Of the increase at least 160,000 is estimated
to have come from the United States,
as only 148,700 of the overseas immigrants have gone west, 233,000 of
them having settled in the older provinces.
Cutting Teeth at 78.
Mrs. Warner of Kingston, who is
ln her 78th year, is cutting hor third
set of teeth, of which she has six new
ones. Mrs. Warner is a remarkable
old lady physically. She has not a
grey hair in her head, and Bhe has
never used glasses.
Edmonton Booming.
The present year is expected to
he a record one in Edmonton in the
building trade, and the large expenditure of the last two years, each
over two million dollars, will ba entirely eclipsed, unless something unforeseen occurs.
******** ** *******
*
* BABY'S GREAT DANGER
* DURING HOT WEATHER.
* 	
* More children die during the
* hot weather than at any other
* time of   the year.     Diarrhoea,
* dysentery, cholera infantum, and
* stomach' troubles  come  without
* warning, and win i a medicine
* is not at hand to give prompt
* relief, the delay may prove fatal
* to the child.   Baby's Own Tab-
* lets   should   he   kept in every
* home where there are children
* during the hot weather months.
* An occasional dose of the Tab-
* lets   will   prevent   deadly   sum-
* mer complaints,  or   cure   them
* if they come unexpectedly.   MrB.
* O. Moreau, St. Tite, Que., says;
* "My baby suffered from a sev-
* ere attack of cholera infantum,
* but   after   giving   him   Baby's
* Own Tablets the trouble   disap-
* peared. and he regained health
* splendidly."    Sold by medicine
* dealers or by mail at 25 cents
* a box from  The Dr, Williams'
* Medicine Co., Brockville, Ont.
*
******** ** *******
Dobbin
The family horse, who rejoiced in
the eminently proper equine name of
Dobbin, had earned a rest by long
service, and was accordingly sent
away to the country to spend his declining years in the broad pastures of
a farmer friend of his owner. The distance being somewhat excessive for
his rheumatic legs, he was shipped to
his new home by rail.
Little Edna, the family four-year-
old, viewed the passing of Dobbin
with unfeigned sorrow. She sat for n
long time gazing disconsolately out of
the window. At last, after a deep sigh,
she turned with a more cheerful expression, and said:
"Did old Dobbin go on the chee-choo
cars, mamma?"
"Yes, dear," answered her mother.
A broad grin spread over the little
girl's face.
"I was just thinking," she said,
"how funny he must feel sitting up on
the plush cushions."
A Pill That Lightens Life.—To the
man who is a victim of indigestion the
transaction of business becomes an
added misery. He cannot concentrate
his mind upon his tasks and loss and
vexation attend him. To such a man
Parmelee's Vegetable Pills offer relief.
A course of treatment, according to
directions, will convince him of their
great excellence. They ure confidently
recommended because they will do all
that is claimed for them.
The larger the peach basket hat the
plainer the peach.
She—"Of course, I'm not ns old as
you think 1 am." He—"1 hope not—I
mean you can't h —that is—how old
are you?"—Clev land Plain Dealer.
Minard's Liniment Cures Colds, etc.
A Correct Diagnosis
Many a rirl thinks she has broken
her heart when she has only sprained
her imagination.
The microscope in the hands oi ex
perts employed by the United States
Government hns revealed the fact that
a house fly sometimes carries thons j
ends of disease germs attached to its |
hairy body. The continuous use of \
Wilson'- Fly Pads will prevent all
danger of infection from that source
by killing both the germs and the
flies.
Witty
When Bishop Phillips Brooks sailed
from New York on his last trip to i
Europe, a friend jokingly remarked j
that while abroad he might discover
some new religion to bring home with
him. "But be careful of it. Bishop
Brooks," remarked a listening friend;
"it may be difficult to get your new
religion through the customs house."
"I guess not," replied the bishop
laughingly, "for we may take it for
granted that any new religion pomilar
enough to import will have no duties
attached to it."—Exchange.
A one-legged Welsh orator named
Jones wns pretty successful in bpnler-
ing an Irishman, when the latter
asked him:
"How did you come to lr*3e yonr
leg?"
"Well," said Jones " :i examining
r.iy pedigree and lool.ug up my descent, I found there "as some Irish
blood in me, ard, beci in ng convinced
that it was settled ii the left leg, 1
had it cut off at once.
"By the powers," said Pat, "it
would have been a very good thing i
if it had only settled in your head.'"
Immaterial
A mellow old lawyer who used to
live on the banks of the Androscoggin,
was famous for his fine distinctions.
But often after the shades of night
had fallen the squire might have been
seen struggling home so boozy that he
apparently could not split a shingle,
to say nothing of a hair. One night
when he wns drunker than usual, he
staggered completely out of his course
and could not find it. Realizing that
he was lost nnd drifting into unfamiliar regions, he called at a house
to ask for information.
"Madam," he gravely said tn the
lady who came to the door, candle in
hand, "can you tell (hie) ine where
Squire Blank lives?"
"Certainly," she said, and gave hint
full directions. But as she talked and
looked, nnd as her candle gradually
brought out the features of the man
before her, a puzzled expression ramo
into her face, and she finally asked:
"lint, isn't this Squire Blank?"
"Madam," replied the old lawyer,
assuming a judicial air. "that is entirely (hie) immaterial."
W. N. U„ No. 750
THE MONKEY PEOPLE.
Experiences of a Resident of Natal
With the Little Animals.
A correspondent of The Natal Witness relates an uncommon experience
he had some years ago at Umgeni, a
suburb of Durban, at the pretty
house, high up among the trees,
where Mr. Bradley at that time super
intended the manufacture of bricks.
Ho writes: We were most hospitably
treated, and rested ourselves in long
chairs, while the soda sizzed in the
glusses, and one of us persuaded Mrs.
Bradley to call the monkeys out of
the bush for our entertainment. When
all was ready, Mre. Bradley and her
little girl took a basket of fruit and
went out to the lawn and sat down.
Obedient to instrucions, we crouched
in cover, and Mrs. Bradley commenced calling.
"Monkeys, monkeys," she called, in
n high monotone. The tree to my
right rustled, and a big monkey pushed uside a branch to reconnoitre. A
moment afterwards, a tiny bold beast
galloped out of the undergrowth, and
went up to be fed. The example had
nn instantaneous effect, the bush
swarmed with lithe, furry life, and a
vanguard drew cautiously out into tha
open. Mrs. Bradley called again,
und the monkeys, satisfied that all
was well, trooped out in numbers.
They squatted amicably round the
lady and the child, and begged, stole
and snatched sections of banana.
They reminded me irresistibly of the
shameless Neapolitan "lazzaroni"—
they were such brazen, yet irresistible
mendicants.
One was an ancient rogue, of considerable size and inconceivable im
pudence. He had lost a hand some-,
how, but managed to purloin more
than his share of the fruit with none
the less adroitness. With him came
a giant and muscular consort, to
whose lean belly clung a Bquealing
and turbulent baby. Big monkeys,
little ones, fat ones, skinny ones, nice
ones, rude ones, jostled each other in
a crowd, aud took food as of right
from the hands of the two humans.
The little girl treated with them as
with dods, and the monkeys treated
her with startling familiarity. One
tapped on the head for another's sins,
protested almost humanly, and while
reparation was being made the others
plundered desperately.
I never saw anything like it in the
least. The scene was elemental, primeval. The humans and the beasts
treated on common ground, as Mow-
gli treated with Bagheera and Baloo.
It was grossly spectacular, like the
pictures of the child leading the lion,
or Daniel in the den, and as little
real for the time being. The actors
in the scene knew one another, understood one another, and had matter
in hand that equally belonged to
both.
Finally, the bananas were at an
end, and Mrs. Bradley rose.
"That's all," she said to the congregation.  "Go away."
"Not, much," returned the congregation, as plainly as gestures could
speak. Then they saw us, and fled.
Mr. Bradley didn't think very .much
of it.
"They hang around us," he complained ; "they behave as if the place
belonged to them. J you leave a
window opei*, at r. ., they waltz in
and take possessio.   '
Snubbing H.R.H.
It is not often that a prince is
snubbed, but 'his happened once, at
least, to H   .H. the Prince of Wales,
During his first visit with the princess to Australia he was out walking
one Sunday afternoon with his host,
an important official. They happened to pass a indny school just as
the scnolurs wero onii" • out, and
naturally, trio children .ollowed the
distinguished pedestrians.
At last tbe host asked them to run
away, and all except one little girl
did so. This tiny to* continued to
gaze with innocent awe at the prince.
At last the latter took her hand,
walked some little distance, and then
said:
"Now you hav* had a walk with
me, run awav und play,"
Immediately cmue the quaintly-
severe retort:
"Please, sir, to don't play on Sunday I"
New Wives for Old.
Viscount Wolseley, one ol our ten
field marshals, completed his 76th
yeor of life recently.
Dui.ng his long military career,
Lord Wolseley has met with many
experiences, amusing and otherwise.
One of the mo'jt, comical was after
Cetewayo, the conquered leader of tho
Zulub, had jeen sent by him into
exile.
Cetewayo had wives by the hundred, but the British general set mo.'t
of tu"m at liberty, permitting the
native to take only three with him.
Again and again Cutewayo pleaded
to be allowed to take all; but in vain.
The climax came when Lord Wolse-
ley's departure lor England was announced. Cetewayo bent a last despairing message to i ' that, il tho
general would nt'. ad him more
wives, he wouli' ■ least exchange
the three he hue. for three others 1
£. t. d. of a London Season.
In the brief spell of a London season, society spends some (3,000,000
on theatres and concerts. Ascot week
represents "$14,500 per minute of ac<
tual racing," and Henley Regatta and
the University match cost society
$250,000 a piece. The visitors to a
royal garden party spend $250,000; a
drawing room means to whose who
attend it an extra outlay of $200,000;
the dresses at a state ball represent
$150,000; and a state concert costs
$75,000 to the guests.—Harold Mac-fur-
lane, in The Lady's Realm.
Rejected by Manchester.
Mrs. Asquith is one of the most
successful and elegant of London hostesses. Invitations to her luncheon,
parties are much sought after, and it
was at one of these that Mr. Winston
Churchill was seated next Miss Maud
Allan. The Cabinet Minister seemed
moody and abstracted. Presently the
dancer turned to him and said: "Do
you know, Mr. Churchiill, we have
one unique thing in common?" "Indeed I" he exclaimed, with some sur
prise, "Yes," she went on; "we have
both been rejected by Manchester."
Did Not Trouble
Among the patients in the private
ward of a Philadelphia hospital there
was recently a testy old millionaire
of that city, whose case gave his
physician considerable difficulty at
first.
"Well," asked the crusty patient one
morning, "how do you find me now,
eh?"
"You're getting on fine," responded
the doctor, rubbing his hands with an
air of satisfaction. "Your legs are
still swollen; but that doesn't trouble
me."
"Of course, it doesn't!" howled the
old man. "And let me tell you this:
If your legs were swollen, it wouldn't
trouble me, either!"
Absorbine on Broken Artery
Under date of. Jan. 14, 1909, the following letter was received from John
L. Funk, of Butler, Colo.:—"I am
writing you to thank you for the kind
suggestions and interest you have
taken in my case. My mare with the
broken artery is entirely cured. The
swelling has gone down and the leg
is its normal size again.. The swelling
went down over a month ago and I
thought it might cause trouble later
on, but it is cured to stay cured. I
would not take $100 for what $4.00
worth of ABSORBINE did for this
mare. I have been recommending
your remedy to others in this locality.
It is all you claim for it. I wish you
great success with your medicines."
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"Mother's compliments," said a
youngster to a butcher who keeps a
shop in the busy suburban thoroughfare, "an' she's sent me to show you
the big hone brought with the piece
of meat this morning."
"Tell your mother next time I kills
a bullock without bones in it I'll make
her a present of a joint," said the man
of meat, with a grin.
"Mother's compliments," continued
the hoy, "on' she says next time you
find a bit of sirloin with a shoulder
of mutton bone in it she'd like to buy
the whole carcass as a curiosity.'
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A Domestic Scheme
Mrs. H—Why are you so fond of
Oriental rugs?
Mrs. 1!.—I'll tell you a secret. The
dirtier they get the more genuine they
look. You've no idea how much
sweeping that saves.
When He's "It"
The farmer's life has cares and joys,
His work is long and   hard   and
rough;
He slaves from dawn till after dark,
To raise and grow and own enough.
But there's a bright side to his life,
His sorrows he can always drown
When, with his team, he's hired to
haul
A busted auto back to town.
—Los Angeles Express.
This story would seem to show that
colored people have tough heads.
Dinah, crying bitterly, was coming
down the Btreet with her feet bandaged.
"Why, what on earth's the matter?"
she was asked. "How did you hurt
your feet, Dinah P"
"Dat good fo' nothin' nigger (sniffle) done hit me on de haid wif a
club while I was standin' on de hard
stone pavement."—Everybody's Magazine.
The Day After
Saw me at the circus?
Well, suppose you did!
I don't go to shows myself—
I went to take the kid I
-St. Paul Globe.
The Japanese erect "toothache
shrines," to wliich they tie written
prayers that they may be spared the
pangs. This is not as effective a
method as going to the dentist, but
much less distressing.
More Power To It
President Taft wants the Interstate
Commerce commission to have more
judicial power. As it is now thnt
proud body can hardly do a thing except draw its salary without stepping
on an injunction.
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Wife Concludes That He Can
Only Be "Just Bowser."
TELLS OF HIS BRAVE DEED.
Interviewed by Three Repreeentativee
6f the Preee and Treated With Insulting Levity—He Fell. Asleep on
the Lounge.
{Copyright, 1909, by Associated Literary
Press.!
WHEN Mr. Bowser came home
to dinner the otber evening
It was evident tbat be was
on the rush, and he bad
scarcely got bis head inside'the door
wben he called out to Mrs. Bowser:
"If dinner Is not on tbe table, hurry
It up as fust as you cuu."
"You can sit down at once. Bave
you got to go back to tbe office or
somewhere this evening?"
"No, but I expect balf a dozen callers. Bome of them may be bere within ten minutes."
"1—I bone It Isn't politics," said Mrs.
Bowser as tbey got seated at tbe table.
"I've got nothing to do wltb politics."
"And the callers you expect are not
coming to sell you au auto, a balloon
or anything of that sort?"
"Certainly not"
"And you are not going to take box-
ilng lessons ugaln and be knocked clear
(across the garret and left for dead?"
Mr. Bowser flushed up and glared at
her across tbe table and for a moment
"MB. BOWSEB, WEBS TOU IT-SB TAKEN IK
OH A CONFIDENCE GAME?"
teemed Inclined to explode. Then be
caught himself and cooled down and
replied:
"1 suppose I must explain, though 1
bate to be talking abuut myself. Tbe
car was crowded tbis morning, and 1
rode on the rear platform."
"And some one stepped on your
feet?"
"No, ma'am. We had got down to
Beach street wbeu tbe car stopped for
la lady to get on. Sbe was ln tbe net
when the car started. But for me sbe
'would bave been dragged under the
wheels and crushed."
"You rang two bells for tbe car to
stop, did you?"
"Of course not 1 am not ringing
Ibella ou a blamed old street car. I
leached dowu aud seized tbe iady and
lifted her on to the platform by mala
strength and thus saved her trom certain death."
"That was grand!" exclaimed Mrs.
Bowser. "1 am proud tbat you had
Such presence of nilud."
"I always have It It belongs to the
Bowser family—that is, to tbe male
members of It 1 shouldn't be rattled
even ln an earthquake."
"Well, tbe lady was grateful, of
course?"
Called a Hero,
"Of course. Sbe called me a hero
and all tbat, took my address and said
that sho would see that the public
learned all about me. In otber words,
■he Intended to notify half a dozen
of the newspapers aud have tbem send
representatives over bere this evening
to Interview me und pub sb my picture
and tbe full particulars of tbe heroic
rescue."
"Wby, dear, It will be anotber Blnns
case."
"The Blnns case won't be ln It All
he did was to stay on tbe Republic
With a lot of others and work his wireless apparatus. He simply had to stay.
If he had tried to sneak nwuy tbe captain would have had him ln Irons. The
Blnns case makes me tired."
"You were certainly a hero," said
"Mrs. Bowser as sbe glanced at blm admiringly. "In reaching down to seize
the lady yon might hnve plunged heod-
Brst ln the yawning abyss. Her weight
might have torn your arm off. The
hind end of the car might have lifted
op at. that critical moment and driven
-your head tbrough the roof. Why
didn't yon telephone me as soon as
you reached the ofllce?"
"Humph! I should think you had
lived with me long enough to know
that I am not one who blows his own
horn. I even hope that no reporters
will come. I don't want to be called
a hero for a simple act of duty."
"Will they want my picture too?"
"Eh? What? Your picture? What
for?"
"Wby, I am Mrs. Bowser, the wife
»f the great hero."
"But what In thunder docs the pnb-
llc care nbout that? Yon're my wife,
et course, but don't you go butting In
tin this thing. There's a ring at the
bell, and I'll go right up."
Strange Queries Prom Reporter,
It was a reporter from one of the
dallies.   He Introduced blmself, made
sure tbat he bad struck tbe right hero
and was then taken into tne library.
After making ready he began:
"Mr. Bowser, were you ever taken
In on a confidence game?"
■W-what do you mean?" was the reply.
Well, for Instance, did you ever bet
on three card monte. as It Is called?"
"I don't understand your asking such
a question, sir!"
"No? Then let me Inquire at what
age you began to lose your hair and
what remedies. If any, you have tried
for your baldness?"
"Look here, young man," said Mr.
Bowser as he rose up, "If you have
come here to Insult me you can get
right out. What bas my balr or my
baldness got to do with this Interview?"
"Why, a great deal. The lady you
assisted on to the car tbls morning hns
a sure remedy for baldness, and sbe
wanted me to tip you off before you
fell Into the hands of any swindler."
"You go out slr-you go out—nnd
be glad that 1 don't throw you outl
The Idea of such talk to me, and ln
my own house at that!"
"Oh, well," said the young man, "If
that Is the way you feel about It I'll
withdraw. I hoped to make a couple.
of columns of your story, but there are
many disappointments In this profession.   Good night to you,"
Mrs. Bowser wus ln the sitting room,
and, the door being open, she hnd
heard every word. Sir. Bowser knew
this, and he hated to fnce ber, but
when he finally did he found her deeply
Interested in n book-so deeply that she
simply glanced up and said:
"If there is a call for your photographs 1 have them right here."
Again Insulted by the Press.
Then the bell rang again, and a second young mnn was admitted. He
anxiously asked If Mr. Bowser would
submit to an Interview, nnd upon being
answered ln the affirmative n great
load seemed to be lifted from his mind.
When pad and pencil bad been fished
from his pocket he smilingly began:
"Mr. Bowser, did you or did you not
on a certain occasion get up ln the
morning und put your day shirt ou
over your nightshirt nnd wear It thus
all day?"
"What do you mean, sir?" wns demanded.
"Why, It Is claimed that all great
heroes are absentmlnded. nnd I wanted to sec bow It wns wltb you. We
may let that pass, however, and I will
nsk you If your father had a short and
stocky figure the same as you have.
The 'ady whose life you so heroically
saved this morning noticed your figure and asked me to be particular
about It She said It seemed to her
that you bad Jumped off the roof of a
barn some day and telescoped your
legs."
Escorted to the Door.
"I will escort you to the door, slrl"
said Mr. Bowser In n low, tense voice.
"But this Interview is hardly begun."
"This Interview Is finished, sir! The
next Interview will tnke place wben
we meet on the street!"
"Sorry, very sorry. I wns going to
give you the whole front page tn the
morning, and now we must fill it with
a condensed milk advertisement If
you change you mind within an hour
please telephone us.   Good night"
Mr. Bowser expected to see a smile
on Mrs, Bowser's face and henr something to humiliate him. but nothing
took place. Even the cat seemed to
have missed the golden opportunity.
When tbe bell rang for tbe third time
tbe Interview began at the door by
Mr. Bowser asking:
"Well, sir. what's wanted?'
"I am from the Dally Star," waa the
reply of the reporter.
"Well?"
"If you arc Mr. Bowser, the hero, I
want to ask you If you ever tried keeping a pig In tbe city?"
"8lr!"
"And if tbe pork cost you 48 cents
a pound?"
The door wns opened, the reporter
shored out on to the steps, and Mr.
Bowser limped back Into tbe sitting
room and fell on the lounge and
stretched out his back. No one spoke.
No one moved. The quietness of dentil
prevailed for ten minutes, and then
bis breathing told that he was asleep.
Mrs. Bowser tiptoed over and saw a
tear on either cheek and bent down
nnd kissed tbem away and whispered
to herself:
"Poor man. he would be a hero If
he could, but be can't be. He can
only be Just Bowser."       M. QUAD.
Misting His Calling.
-Harper's Weekly.
Thinking It Over.
"Don't you want to live in history?"
"I don't know," answered Senator
Sorghum, "I never found any especial
satisfaction ln the Ides of worrying
posterity with book agents trying te
sell my biography." -TO ushlngton Star
WIND AND WAVES.
A Gale's Action Upon Watsr, Desert
Sand and Prairie Snow-
There are wind waves in tbe water,
sand and snow. Tbe great sea waves
are produced at that part of a cyclone
where the direction of the wind coincides with the direction of advance of
the depression. Along this line of advance the waves In their progress are
accompanied by a strong wind blowing
across tbelr ridges as long ss tbe atmospheric depression Is maintained.
So the waves are developed until they
become steep. The average height in
feet Is about half the velocity of the
wind in miles.
A wind of fifty-two miles an hour
gives waves of an average height of
twenty-six feet although Individual
waves will attain a height of forty
feet. The prevailing wind In all longitudes Is westerly, so wherever a westerly wind springs up It finds a long
westerly swell, the effect of a previous
wind still running, and the principal
effect of the newly born wind Is to
Increase tbe steepness of the already
running long swell so as to form
majestic storm waves, which sometimes attain a length of 1,200 feet
from crest to crest The longest swells
due to wind are almost Invisible daring storms, for tbey are masked by
the shorter and steeper waves, but
they emerge Into view after or beyond
the storm.
The action of the wind to drift dry
Band in a procesnlon of waves Is seen
In the deserts. As the sand wares
cannot travel by gravitation, their
movements are entirely controlled by
the wind, and tbey are therefore much
simpler and more regular in form and
movement than ocean waves. In their
greatest heights of several hundred
feet the former become more complex
owing to tbe partial consolidation of
tbe lower layers of sand by pressure,
but they still have the characteristic
ware features.
In the Winnipeg prairies of Canada
freshly fallen snow is drifted by wind
ln n procession of regular waves, progressing with a visible and ghostlike
motion. They are similar to desert
sand waves, but less than half as
steep, the wave length being fifty
times ns great as the height The
flatness of the wind formed snow
waves affords a valuable Indication of
the great distance to which bills shelter from the wind.—Chicago Tribune.
TOO GOOD TO BE WELL.
A London Hospital Doctor's Hurry
Patient From the Outside.
The accident bell at the door of the
hospital clangs, and the next moment
an agitated parent Is seen running
down the passage wltb a child tucked
under the arm, Its bare legs streaming
behind it ln the wind of Its mother's
rapidity.
"What's the matter, missis? Has she
swallowed some poison?"
"No, sir; It ain't that," she pants,
"bnt I'm that scared I don't know
•ardly which way to turn."
"Well, but what's happened? Has
she hurt herself?"
"No, sir, and 'er father 'e's that upset 'o couldn't do nothlnk, else I ain't
used to running like that and 'e'd 'ave
brought 'er up, but 'e says as 'ow 'e
daren't touch 'er, and I've run all tbe
way, and me 'eart"—
"Come, now, missis, Just tell me
quietly what's tbe matter with the
child."
Tho patient, a pretty little thing of
four, looks Inquiringly nt ber alarmed
parent There seems to be little the
matter with her,
"It's all very well yer a-slttln' there
nnd a-tellln' of me to be quiet" cries
the mother. "If yer 'ad children of
yer own yer wouldn't like ter see 'cm
die afore yer eyes. Oh, dear: oh, dear,
and there ain't only two more and tho
baby!"
The doctor ln despair examines the
little girl, but falls to discover anything wrong. "Now, look bere," says
he firmly, "I can't find nnything the
matter with your child, so you'll have
to go away unless you tell me why .you
brought her up to the hospital."
"Well, doctor, we was all n-hnvln'
our tea a minute ago as It ir'gbt he,
and 'er father wns entln' a nice bit of
tripe ns was over from dinner when
Susy, this one I 'are with mc, says us
'ow sbe loved God and was goln' to
'caving wben he doled. What!" In
tones of horror. "Ain't yer going to
give 'er no medicine?"
GIANT TREES.    <
The Eucalyptus  of  Australasia   Is a
Valuable Asset.
When seen for the first time the
eucalyptus forest oi the Antipodes
strikes the stranger as monotonous,
its sombre green and peculiar adjustment of foliage appear more strange
[than beautiful, ana no doubt lacks
force and freshness, but an acquaint-
lance with the bush soon dispels the
(notion of monotony. The eucalypti
are always the eucalypti; their various moods have a subtle charm all
their own. The blue gum (the
eucalyptus globulus) and stringy bark
(eucalyptus obliqua) are regarded,
writes Mrs, Bacon in the Imperial Review, us marvels of the vegetation of
the world for their immense size.
Their great height would never be
imagined from the aspect they present, as they always grow on very
steep slopes, and never crowd the
summit of the ridges. Their height is
lost against the adjacent ranges. It
is only when standing against the
trunk that one gets an idea of their
cnoim-ras height and size. l Their huge
columns seem as though intended to
support the sky. The tree is to be
seen at its best in the twilight, when
the mild, tender tints of the foliage
produce sublime effects, when the
leaves become a network of, graceful
tracery.
The giant of the forest is the blue
gum. This must not be confounded
with some, of those similarly named
growing in the mainland States. This
tree is easily recognized by its erect
bearing. Some measure from 350 to
470 feet in height. These colossal
trees are not isolated cases, mere curi-
tsities. Trees from 200 to 300 feet are
common, their immense length of
trunk rising high and clear like the
masts of great ships before the first
bough is reached. These trees probably take three to four hundred years
to attain full dimensions. This valuable tree was discovered by, the
F.ench botanist, Labilladiere, when
in Tasmania in 1792, and received its
name from the formation of its Beed
pods, which is derived from two Greek
words signifying "I conceal well," the
cup for a long time concealing the
stamens. The name "globulus" was
taken from the resemblance of the
seed to a coat button. Stringy bark,
so called, as its name implies, from
the fibrous nature of its burk, in
height and size is quite equal to its
brother, the blue giim, and the wood
closely resembles English oak.
The tree has an untidy and ragged
air, arising from the bark hanging
down from its sides and branches in
long strips, and when set in motion
by the wind keeps up a constant
creaking, filling the forest with the
strangest echoes and sounds. The
bark is brown in color, the outer layers resembling the husk of the cocoa-
nut, and chiefly finds use in the
kindling operations of the Bushman
as he "slings his billy," or makes a
roof for his temporary forest home.
An interesting feature connected with
the blue gum and stringy bark is that
they produce two different kinds of
leaves. The commercial value of these
hard woods is gaining general appreciation in the English and foreign
markets, now their wonderful physical properties are becoming better
known. According to statistics, tests
carefully made at long intervals show
that the blue gum will sustain
double the weight of English oak before breaking, and will even regain
its elasticity after bearing a weight at
which oak breaks. It contains a resinous substance which renders it
most suitable for use in salt water,
as it resist!- the sea-worm. There is
an oil in the wood which prevents
its rotting under exposure to wet,
and at the same time acts as a preservative to iron, while as to its
longevity under water no limit appears so far to have been reached.
TEACHER OF A PRINCESS.
Australian Girl Gets Position of Royal
Musical Instructress.
Miss Elsie Hall, who has just been
appointed pianoforte teacher to Princess Mary of Wales, is an Australian
by birth. She studied on the continent, winning the Mendelssohn State
Hie Lucky Coin.
In one of his Hlbbert lectures Max
Muller said to the students: "Many of
you, I suspect carry a half|ienny wltb
a hole In It for luck, 1 nm not ashamed to own that 1 have done so myself
for mnny years." The case was cited
by blm in his lecture as an Illustration
of "survivals" from primeval fetich-
Ism, but on bis own account Max Muller confessed that when sometimes he
bad left home without tbls halfpenny
talisman be felt "very uucomfortuble"
until bis safe return.
Woman the Waitress.
"A woman." remarked tbo wise
widow, "Is always waiting for a husband."
"now do you figure that out?" queried the Interested spinster.
"If she Isn't married," answered the
w. w„ "she Is waiting to get one, and
If she Is she's waiting for blm to
come home."—Chicago News.
His Finish.
"Did yon ever complete your education?"
"No; my wife dld."-Houston Post.
Cruelly Frank.
Fie- How Is It you nre always out
when I call?  She—Just luck.-Llfe,
HISS ELSIE BALL,
prize for pianoforte playing in Berlin
when she was only sixteen, and a year
later sho played with success at a concert of the Berlin Philharmonic Society. 8he gave a recital on Tuesday,
June 8, under the patronage of the
Princess of Wales, H.R.H.. the
Duchess of Argyll, and many other
distinguished people. Miss Hall has
tiven several recitals in London, and
haB shown that she possesses temperament und technique.
Judge Asserted Himself.
The famous English divorce lawyer,
Cresswell, afterward Sir Cresswell
Cressweil, was a most pompous man.
His manner once so irritnted Justice
Maule, before whom he was arguing,
that the latter at last burst out with:
"Mr. Cresswell, 1 wish you would
remember thnt 1 am a vertebrate animal. Your manner to me would be
insolence from God Almighty to a
black beetle."
When the fashionable young ladies
of Japan desire to make themselves
»ery attractive, they gild their lips.
ERIK'S RUINS CRUMBLE.
:amous Chapel In Garranboy Village
Now Near Decay.
Slowly but steadily the historic
andmarks which dot the western
md southwestern part of Ireland are
lisappearing. Time's ravages and
nan's neglect have done the work of ;
iffacement, and places dear to the j
learts of Ireland's sons, at home or
n exile, are fast crumbling into do
say.
In this connection may be mention-
id the little Roman Catholic chapel
if Garranboy, a quaint hamlet with-
n a few miles of the picturesque
awn of Killaloe in the County Clare.
This little edifice dedicated to the
rorship of God was built in 1812,
vhen its people taking advantage ol
•he relaxation of the penal laws, mov-
id once more into the open and dared
» aspire to the right of public wor-
thip.
Close by, but more secluded, stood
Ihe old thatched Chapel of Sean Tigh
in Alfrinn—the old hbuse of the mass
-where the people of the surrounding districts of Clare and Tipperary
were wont to assemble during all that
long, dreary night of persecution and
when the ancient parochial churches
if the neighborhood were either appropriated or destroyed, to assist at
the great sacrifice and hear the Word
il God, while sentinels kept watch
from the surrounding hilltops. "Tis
no wonder associations so sacred
would be treasured deeply in the
hearts of a faithful people.
It would be hard to realize the deplorable state of decay in which the
present structure is. The walls are
seriously out of plumb, the roof is
in danger of falling in, and that, all
things considered, remodeling is out
jf the question. An effort is now being made to remedy this Bad state of
things—to replace this historic ruin
by s building, plain and substantial,
but somewhat suitable for its sacred
purpose. In this work the Very Rev.
Canon 11. **nery, the parish priest of
Killaloe, is much interested and has
issued an appeal for aid, The people
Df the locality have been and are,
according to their means, contributing generously to the building fund;
still, without assistance from their
friends at home and abroad snd the
public, there would be little hope of
success.
Canon Flnnnery believes that an
appeal to the sons and daughters ol
Clare, Limerick and Tipperary in
the United States and Cunada—an
ippeal which has the warm approval
Df the Most Rev. Dr. Fogarty, bishop
of Killaloe—would be generously responded to, and Canon Flannery is
buoyed up with the hope that many
American dollars will be willingly
contributed for this absolutely necessary work.
NO. 10 GOWNING STREET
HOW    MRS.    ASQUITH'S   LITTLE
PARTY MADE TROUBLE.
A HONORED CORPS.
Has
Honorable    Gentlemen-at-Arms
Quaint Old Customs.
Last month the Honorable Corps of
Gentlemen-at-Arms celebrated its
400th anniversary in the banqueting
h&>l of St. James' Palace. Peculiar
interest attaches to the "Nearest
Guard." It is their pleasing duty
to be in constant personal attendance
on the Sovereign and his Consort, and
they always have a Peer as Captain,
Just Because the Wife of the Prim*
Minister of Great Britain Gave a
Little' Tea and Exhibited Parisian
Gowns to Her Lady Guests, All
England Had to Get Excited-
Called a Traitress to Her Nation's
Industries and Welfare.
Gowns have made trouble in homes
before this, but it is seldom that a
lew gowns occasion a national rumpus. That, however, is what the
dresses shown in the accompanying
pictures did in England. They look
sufficiently innocent, and in mascu-
HBB. ASQUITH.
line eyes a trifle dowdy. But they
started a discussion which has not
died out yet. For these are soma of
the notorious gowns that Mrs. Asquith, wife of the British Premier,
displayed to her friends ut No. 10
Downing street, with the assistance
of their creator, Polrier, the Parisian
costumer, and some mannequins. Poor
Mrs. Asquith knew not what she did.
She probably thought that she had
invented i novel and interesting form
of entertainment for ladies. But she
awoke next day to find herself infamous—in the opposition press. The
whole country was informed of this
traitorous endeavor to encourage the
foreign manufacturer at the expense
■ f those at home, and there was a
great deal said about the abuse of
positions of influence. Then the
comic papers got busy, one wag dubbing the Premier's residence "No. 10
Gowning street." And the story has
not died yet. The moral which every
economical husband would draw from
this is the danger of expensive gowns,
especially those of Parisian creation.
Ordered Off His Own Grass.
The Duke of Norfolk seems at present to be bent on getting rid of some
of his great possessions. Earl Marshal and premier peer of the realm
since he was thirteen years old, the
duke might reasonably be expected
to have developed into something of
an autocrat, but he is regarded with
admiring devotion by his tenantry.
His carelessness in matters ot dress
and deportment have given rise to
many amusing incidents. On one occasion he was ordered off his own
grass by an angry member of an excursion party which was being shown
the beauties of Arundel. "Come off
that, can't yer?" Bhe shouted at the
shabby figure crossing one of the
lawns. "It's such like as you gets us
decent folk into trouble." The duko
married his cousin, the Hon. Beatrice
Maxwell, and when kneeling at the
allar during tiie wedding ceremony
displayed on the soles of his boots
the price mark—and the silk hat he
wore was, as his are invariably,
brushed the wrong way. As head of
the Howard family, the Duke of Norfolk is, of course, prominent among
Roman Catholics in England.
LIEUT.-COL. FLRTCHER.
the post, curiously enough, being a
political one. As for the Standard-
bearer and Clerk of the Cheque, they
must have held the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel to be eligible. Exceedingly becoming to its gallant wearers
Ib the uniform of the Royal Body
Guard; it is that which used to be
worn by the heavy cavalry before the
Crimean War, and consists of a scarlet
coatee, with heavy box-epaulettes; the
helmet has a long plume of white
feathers. At last month's function
all sorts of notable men, from the
Prince of Wales downwards, made a
point of being present. The Nearest
Guard have a delightful mess-room in
St. James' Palace, and are exceeding,
ly hospitable, the corps entertaining
a number of Royal and other guests
during each season.
The portrait is of Lieut.-Col. H. A.
Fletcher, Clerk ot the Cheque and
Adjutant of the Corps.
When She Laughed.
A somewhat self-satisfied, vainglorious and grumpy English actor complained that the noted actress Ellen
Terry continually laughed in one of
his most important scenes. He had
not the courage to tell her his objections, so lie wrote her a letter of
heart-broken complaint, in wliich he
said: "I am extremely sorry to tell
you that it is impossible for mc to
mako any effect in bucIi and such a
scene it you persist in laughing at me
on the stage nnd so spoiling the situation.. May I aBk you to change
your attitude, as the scene is a most
trying one?"
Miss Terry's answer waa very direct and to the point, Ior she wrote:
"You are  quite  mistaken.    I  never
laugh nt you on the stage.  I wait till ]
1 get home."
Only One Day's Sport.
There is only one day in the year I
on wliich the  inhabitants of Monte
Carlo are allowed to gamble at the
Casino tables—the   Prince ol Monaco's birthday.
The Sinner's Progress. i
In narrating a story of a naughty
girl anil an English magistrate in liis
book, "Old and Odd Memories," Hon.
Lionel A. Tollemaehe supplements it
with that lumous example of anticlimax, the rebuke of a head master
to youthful Etonians for unpunctuul-
ity at chapel, "Your conduct is an
insult to the Almighty nnd keeps the
canons waiting,"
The young girl mentioned was had
up before the magistrate by a farmer
for killing ono of hia ducks with a
stone. Tiie cuse against her was quite
ciear, but it was thought worth while
to call witnesses to prove thai she
was very naughty indeed and in tho
habit of' using bail language.
Then, in solemn accents, the magistrate addressed her:
"Little girl, you have heard the cvi-
dence against you, and you see how
one thing leads to another. You began by cursing and swearing and
blaspheming your Maker, and yon
have ended by throwing a stone at a
duck."
Cattle King's Generosity.
Beginning lite as a teamster and
gradually working Iuh wny up until
he was the largest horse-dealer and
cattle-owner in Australia, Mr. Sidney
Kidman, "the Aus'rniinn Cuttle
King," owns more of the British Empire than any oilier man. At the
age of fourteen he was earning $2.50
a week, and now he has 0,216 square
miles nf land standing in his name,
ami owns 100,000 cattle and 10,000
horses. While on a visit to London n
lew months ago ho became the friend
of the omnibus drivers, and on his
return he sent lour drivers and their
families out to his ranches in Aus-
'.niliit. paying their passage, also
twenty lads, including two pages from
his hotel.
Judge Pays Damages.
A claim for ninopence—balance of
wages due—was recently made by a
workman at Leicester Court, London.
In nrder lo suve the timo of (he court,
the presiding magistrate himself paid
tbe sum iu dispute, THE   REPORTER,   NEW   MICHEL,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA.
I
Satan
ianderson
By HALLIE ERMINIE RIVES.
Author ol "■esraCogfato*"'" ■*■"*"
tht, 1908,  the  Bobbs-Merrlll
company.
(Continued.)
manly surrender.
All this Horry bad watcbed wltb a
painful sense of Impotence, and tbls
feeling was upon blm today ss he
stared out from the study toward the
white porch glistening ln tbe sun.
At length, with a little gesture expressive at once of helplessness and
puzzle, be turned from the window,
took his violin nnd began to play. He
began a barcarole, but the music wandered away through Insensible variations Into a moving minor, a compost
tion of his own.
It broke off suddenly at a dog's fierce
snarl from the yard and tbe rattle of a
thrown pebble. Immediately a knock
came at the door, and a man entered.
a pattern. You didn't go ln much then
for a 'theological diet Pshaw!" be
went on, snapping bis fingers toward
the well stocked bookshelves. "1 wonder bow much of all that you really believe! I Imagine your friends
don't call you 'Satan' now?"-
"No," returned Harry quietly, "tbey
don't call me 'Satan' now."
He went back to the safe.
The movement set Hugh Instantly
to regretting bis hasty tongue. If he
had only assumed penitence Instead
of flying Into a passion be mlgbt bave
had the money be wanted Just as well
as not
"There's no sense ln ns two quarreling."  he said hastily.    "We've been
"Don't stop," said tbe new comer. | friends a long time.   I'm sure I didn't
a June day a month
later Harry Sanderson
sat In his study, looking out of the window
across tbe dim Bummer
haze of heat negligent-
     He could see the long
white marl road bending ln a broad
curve between clover stippled meadows, to skirt the willow green bluff
above tbe river. There, miles nway,
on the high bank be could distinguish
tbe railroad bridge, a long black skeleton spanning "the hole," a deep, fish
haunted pool, the deepest spot iu tbe
river for fifty miles.
Since that moonlighted evening of
tbe will  making Harry hnd learned
that the long lane had had no true
•hirnlng for Hugh.   He had sifted him
tbrough and tbrough.   At college he
had put blm down for a weakling-
unballasted, misdemeanant   Now he
knew him for what he really was—a
moral mollusk, a scamp In embryo, a
decadent realizing an ugly propensity
to f  deplorable) t.nale.    A consistent
career  of   loose   living   had   carried
Hugh   far since  those  college  days
wben ho had been dubbed "Satan's
shado-*."   While to Harry Sanderson
the eccentric and ngnostlcal had theu
been, us It were, tbe mask tbrough
whicb his temperament looked at life,
to  Hngh  it  hnd  spelled   shipwreck.
Harry Sanderson had doue broadly as
he pleased.   He had entertained whom
he listed, bad gone "slumming.". had
•once boxed to a flniah for n wager a
local pugilist whoso acquaintance he
affected, known ns "Gentleman Jim."
He bud been botb tbe hardest bitter
and tbe hardest drinker in his class,
yet withal I's most brilliant student
Native character bad enabled him to
persist as tbe exasperating function
■of success which dissipation declined
to eliminate.    But the same natural
gravitation which In spite of nil aberration   bad  given   Harry   Sanderson
classical   honors  bad   brought   Hugh
Stlres 10 tbe Imminent brink of expulsion.   And since tha, time, without
the character which belonged to Harry as a possession, Hugb bad continued to drift aimlessly on down tbe
broad lax way of profligacy.
The conditions he found upon his re-
tram, however, bad opened Hugh's
eyes to the perilous strait tn wblch be
n*ooa. He was a materialist and the
taste be had bad of deprivation bad
sickened blm. ln tbe flrst revulsion,
wheu the contrast between recent
famine and present plenty was strong
upon blm, be had been nt anxious
pains to make himself secure with his
•father—and with Jessica Holme, Harry's mental sight-keen as the hunter's
•sight on the rifle barrel-was sharpen-
kt by bis knowledge of the old Hugh
au intumve knowledge gained in a
significant formative period. He saw
more clearly than the townfolk wbo
ln a general way had known Hugh
SUies all their lives. Week by week
Harry had seen him regain lost
ground tn bis father's esteem. Day
by day be had seen him making studious appeal to all tbat was romantic In
Jessica, climbing to the favor of each
on the ladder of the other's regard.
Hugh was naturally a poseur, with a
keen sense of effect He could be
brilliant nt will, could play a little oh
piano, banjo and violin, could sing a
little and had himself well In band.
And, feeling the unconscious chord of
romance vibrate to his touch, he had
played upon It wltb no unskillful fingers.
Jessica was comparatively free from
that coquetry by means of wb(ch a woman's Instinct experiments ln emotion.
Although she had been artist enough
before the cloistered years of ber blind-
iiess to know that she was comely, she
had never employed thnt beauty ln the
ordinary blandishments of girlish fas.
dilation. But steadily and unconsciously sbe bad turned ln her darkness
more and more to the bright nnd ten-
der air wltb whlcb Hugh clothed nil
their intercourse. Her 'blindness hnd
been of too short duration to bare developed that fine sense-perception with
wblch nature seeks to supplement the
darkened vision. The Ineradicable
marks wblch 111 governed living had
set tn Hugh's race, the self Indulgence
and egotism, she could not see. She
mistook Impulse for Instinct She rend
him by the untrustworthy light of a
colorful Imagination. She deemed him
He began to pltiy
high spirited and debonair, n Prince
Charming, whose prldeftil rebellion hnd
been atoned  for by a touching and
'I've dropped in for only a minute.
Tbafs an 111 tempered little brute of
yours. If 1 were you I'd get rid of'
him."
Harry Sanderson laid the violin carefully In its case and abut the lid before
be answered. "Rummy is Impulsive."
he said dryly. "How Is your father today, Hugb?"
The otber tapped the toe of bis shin-
Ing patent leather with his cane as be
ssld with a look of III humor:
"About as well as usual. He's planning now to put me In business and expects me to become a staid pillar of
society—'like Sanderson,' as he snys
forty times a week. How do you do
It, Harry? There Isn't an old lady In
town who thinks her parlor carpet balf
good enough for you to walk on. You're
only a month older than I am, yet you
can wind the whole vestry and the
bishop to boot around your finger."
"I wasn't aware of the Idolatry."
Harry laughed a little—a distant laugh
"You are observant Hngh."
"Oh, anybody can see It I'd like to
know how yon do It It was always
so with you, even at college. You
could do pretty much as you liked and
yet be popular too. Wby, there was
never a Jamboree complete without you
and your violin at the head of the table."
"That Is a long time ago," said
Harry.
"More than four years. Four years
snd a month tomorrow, since that last
evening of college. Yet I imagine It
will be longer before we forget It"
Harry did not speak. An odd confusion blurred his vision. Perhaps to
cover this, he crossed the room to a
small private safe which stood open in
the corner, ln which he kept bis tithes
and bis charities. When Hugh, shrugging his shoulders as if to dismiss tbe
unwelcome picture he had painted,
turned again, Harry was putting Into
It same papers from bis pocket Hugh
saw the action. His eyes fastened on
the safe avidly.
"I say," he said after a moment's
pause as na*ry made to shut Its door,
"can you loan me anotber fifty? I'm
flat on my uppers again, and tbe old
man has been tight as nails wltb me
since 1 came back. I'm sure to be
able to return It with tbe rest ln a
week or two."
Harry stretched his hand again toward the safe, then drew It back, with
compressed lips. He had met Hugh
with persistent courtesy, nnd the other
had found him sufficiently obliging
with loans. Hugh's lowered gaze saw
the arrested movement, and bis cheek
Bushed.
"Ob, If It's Inconvenient I won't trouble you for, the accommodation," be
said.   "I dare say I can raise It."
The attempt at nonchalance cost him
a palpable effort Comparatively email
as tbe amount was, he needed It He
was ln sore straits.
"It Isn't that It Is Inconvenient,
Hugh," aaid Harry. "It's that 1 can't
approve your manner of living late!"
and—I don't know wbere the fifty Is
going."
The mark on Hugh's brow reddened
"1 wasnt aware that I was expected
♦o render vou an accounting," he said
sulkily, "if I do borrow a dollar or two
now and then. What if I play cards
und drink a little when I'm dry? I've
got to have a bit of amusement once In
awhile between prayers. You liked It
yourself well enough before you discovered a sudden talent for preaching!"
"Some men hide their talents under a
napkin," said Harry. "You drown
yours-ln a bottle. You bave been
steadily going downhill. You are deceiving your father—and others-wlth
a pretended reform whlcb Isn't skin
deep. You bave made tbem believe you
nre living straight when you ure cu-
rouslng; that you keep respectable
company when yon bave taken up wltb
a besotted and discredited gambler!"
"I Btippose you mean Dr. Moreen."
returned Hugh. "There are plenty of
people In town who are worse tban be
Is."
"He Is a quack—dropped from tbe
hospital staff for addiction to drugs
and expelled from his club for cheat
Ing nt cards."
"He's down nnd out" said Hugb
sullenly, "and any cur can bite hlm
He never cheated me, and 1 find blm
better company tban your sanctimonious, psalm singing Bort I'm not going to give him the cold shoulder because everybody else does. 1 never
went bnck on a friend yet I'm not
tbnt sort!"
"Yon never had a friend, Hngh."
Bald Harry steadily. "You never really loved anybody or nnything hut
yourself. You are utterly seltlsh. Tou
nre deliberately lying every hour you
live to those wbo love you. You are
playing a part—for your own ends!
Yon were only a good Imitation of a
good fellow nt college. You are a
poor Imitation of a man of honor
now."
Hugh rose to his feet as be answer
ed hotly: "And what ore you, I'd like
to know? Just because 1 tnke my
pleasure as 1 please, while yon choose
to make a stained glass cherub of
yourself. Is no reason why I'm not
lust as good as youl 1 knew you
well enough before you set up for sucb
BF THE TENTH
Intend to wben I came In. 1 suppose
you're rlgbt about some things, and
probably dropping Moreau wouldn't
hurt me any. I'm sorry I said all I
did. Only-the money seemed such a
little thing, and 1-1 needed It-
Harry stood an Instant wltb bis
hand on the knob; then Instead of closing tbe door be drew out a little drawer. He lifted a packet of crisp yellow
backs and slowly counted out $100.
"I'm trying to believe you mean what
you say, Hugh," be said.
Hugh's fingers closed eagerly over,
the crackling notes, "Now, that's
white of you after everything I said
You're a good fellow, Harry, after all,
and I'll always say so." He pocketed
the money with an air of relief and
picked up his hat and cane.
Just then from the dusty street came
the Bound ot carriage wbeels und tbe
click of the gate latcb.,
"It's Bishop Ludlow," he said, glancing through the window. "He's coming In. I think I'll Blip out the side
way. Thanks for the loan, nd—I'll
think over what you've sold."
Avoiding the bishop, Hngh stepped
toward the gate. The money was In
his pocket. Well, one of these days
he would not have to grovel for a paltry $50. He would be his own master and could nflord to let Harry Sanderson and everybody else think wbat
they liked,
"So I'm playing a part am II" he
said to himself. "Why should your
holiness trouble yourself over It If I
am? Not because you're so careful of
tbe governor's feelings, not by a long
shot! If b because you choose to think
Jessica Holme Is too good for me.
That's where the shoe pinches. Perhaps you'd like to play at that game
yourself, eh?"
He walked Jauntily up the street—
toward the door with the little barred
window.
'Tbe old man Is fond of her. He
thinks I mean to settle down and let
the moss grow over my ears, and he'll
do the proper thing. It'll be a good
way to put my head above water and
keep   It  there.    It   must  be  soon,
though." ,„,_.,     j >
(To be Continued.)
By EILEEN   MORETTA.
The bonor of the Tenth bad been
smirched. The rank and file growled
it out ln barracks, tbe officers whispered It to each other, and an the.
colonel sat on the veranda of his
bungalow and admitted It to himself
be laid much ot the blame on bis own
shoulders.
The robber bands of India, known as
dacolts, had been busy around Aliwal,
and squads of British cavalry were
being sent out every few days to destroy tbem. Yonr true dacolt Is not
only a robber, but a fighter aa well.
He robs his own race whenever opportunity offers and fights tbe British
whenever and wherever be meets
tbem. He la a good shot a brave foe,
and there are honor and promotion to
be had ln wiping him off tbe face of
the earth. Young Danforth bad lately
joined tbe Tenth. He had family and
political Influence and a fortune behind him, and he had a personality
which made friends. There could be
no greater privilege than to be Bent
out at the head of a detachment to
give tbe dacolts a whirl. Wben the
time came that tbe colonel could do
young Danforth this favor he 'bad a
long nnd quiet talk wltb him. He
posted him as to the characteristics
and tactics of tbe foe and warned
him of the pitfalls that even veteran
officers might fail Into. He was to
find the enemy and destroy blm, but
be was cautioned against Impetuosity
and useless sacrifice of metf. This expedition was to be tbe young officer's
"tryout." He had never been under
fire, nnd he could not claim full kinship witb the regiment until he bad.
They gave young Danforth a British
sergeant and corporal and thirty-eight
Sikh troopers. Dnder an officer ln
whom he has confidence there Is no
better soldier tban the Sikh. His only
weak point Ib that he must have bis
foe in front of him. Danforth had the
luck to strike a band of robbers within
twenty miles of the post They had
captured a village and were pillaging.
It was testified to by a dozen Sikbs
that hi was as cool as an old veteran.
He sent scouts forward to ascertain
the strength of the enemy and the lay
of tbe land, and at tbe head of bis
forty men he cbnrged Into tbe village
nnd routed out the band of 150. He
lost two men and killed a dozen, nnd
It was a little affair to be proud of. He
held bis men well tn hand and was on
the watcb for trickery, and had all the
A REALISTIC ACTOR.
Why Little Malcolm Would Not Obey
His Mother's Command.
MALCOLM was three years old.
He stood stock still ln tbe middle of the floor, one arm extended horizontally. His mother, looking up from her sewing, saw tbe door
open.
"Shut the door, Malcolm, pleas-," she
said.
No response. She repeated ber request   Stlil no response.
"Malcolm," she said more sternly, "I
asked you to shut the door."
Still Malcolm stood ln tbe middle of
tbe floor with his arm outstretched
and did not move.
"Malcolm," said his mother, "If you
don't shut tbe door at once 1 shall have
to punish you."
Malcolm burst Into tears nnd flung
blmself on his mother's knees, "Muv-
ver," he cried, "1 was bein' a wooden
sign, an' wooden signs can't abut
doors!"—Woman's Home Companion.
Among the Girls.
"1 paid only $17 for tbe hat, mamma."
"Dear rae! Wbat an awfully extravagant child you arel I've «dcii the
same tblng for $10.08!"-St. Louis
Post-Dispatch.
Swiss Military Training.
Of sovereign states Switzerland gives
tho best military training to Its Doys.
Although the maintenance of a standing army Is not sanctioned by the constitution, every ablebodled male citizen from twenty to fifty Is liable for
military service, and boys at school begin at the age of eight to be trained as
■ntriterft.    	
Speeding,
Their autos whizzed at awful pace;
Scace part sot out of soar.
Salt) one who later saw the place
Where with a crnsh waa stopped the race,
"They found the pieces here."
—Now Orleans Times-Democrat
Before and After.
Howard-Before marriage he said
be'd go to tbo ends of the earth for
ber.
Coword-And nfter mnrrtnge he did
It—to get nway.—New York Life.
troopers been Europeans all would bare \
gone well. As tbe robbers retreated
over broken ground men were flung off
from either flank to create an ambush.
They were few ln number and only
half bearted. but as they opened fire
the Sikhs bolted. Tbere were confusion and a rout, and tbe pursuers be-
enme In turn the pursued. When the
flight ended tbe sergeant and corporal
were missing.
A court mnrtlal was demanded by
yonng Danforth. No sooner bad the
detachment returned than the remnant
of the Slkbs began to Whisper about
Incompetency and cowardice. Tbey
praised the officer for his fight at the
village, but tbey declared thnt bis cowardice when he found blmself In a
tight place bad brought about disaster. His defense was straightforward
and clear. There was not an officer
wbo doubted one of bis statements,
and he was honorably acquitted of the
charge, but a stain had been left behind. It was felt by men and officers
that to be even suspected of cowardice
was a smirch on tbe name of the regiment It was agreed that tbe Sikhs
bad lied to excuse their own coward-
Ice, nnd tbere was the verdict of the
court martial, yet the clond was not
dissipated.
Young D-nforth could not fall to
notice tbe c'.ange ln the attitude of his
brother officers. Tbey did not cut blm,
but they bad to make an effort to be
friendly. Pretty soon hints were
thrown out that It. wonld be well for
him to transfer or leave tbe service.
Then be went to tbe colonel and said:
"I was charged with cowardice by
the Slkbs. Had my sergeant and corporal lived to come back with me I
could hnve had witnesses tn prove to
the contrary. The court martial took
my word, however, and 1 was honorably acquitted, I realize thnt I am
tainted. There are bints that I ought
to transfer or resign. With your permission I shall remain right here and
hope for something to happen."
"I believe tbat the Sikhs perjured
themselves," quietly replied the colonel, "and perhaps It will be tbe wisest
thing yon can do to stay on,"
Tbe words were kind and fair, but
no grip of the hand accompanied thenr.
In bis heart of hearts tbe colonel had
hoped the subaltern would go nway,
though at the same time be realized
tbat only an Innocent mnn would bave
cared to remain. Young DnnCorth led
no more expeditions, nnd months
rolled away before anything happened
to put his ense ln a more favorable
light Tben a number of dacolts were
captured. Among them were two or
three wbo had fought him that dny.
Tbey boasted of how they had driven
his Slkbs: tbey praised the courage be
bad exhibited In seeking to rally tbem.
There was an Increase of cordiality
after thnt, but the subaltern gave no
sign that be noticed It or was pleased
over It
A few months later there arrived a
party of civil officials and their wives
who were on a Junket They had several elephants with them for tiger
hunting, and within twenty miles of
Lady Clifton, and tbe two ladles were
by no means novices In tbe sport of
tiger bunting. When the bunt had
been fairly entered upon, they occupied a bowdab on the back of a big
elephant together and would not admit
any one else. A tiger had been driven
by tbe beaters Into a swamp a mile
long by balf a mile broad, and Into
this spot, grown up to reeds and bushes until the eyes could scarcely penetrate, crashed tbe elephants and hones.
Tbe Idea was to drive tbe tiger out
upon clearer ground to the west where
he could be reached, and everybody
made ns mucb noise as possible. He
was a crafty beast and for two hours
be refused to break cover.
The elephant on which tbe two ladles were mounted had taken tbe lead
and been steady enough, but after
awhile something rattled him, and he
bolted across tbe swamp toward tbe
trees His mabont used every exertion to stop or turn him, but the old
fellow was ln a panic. To the surprise
of everybody, the tiger followed at his
heels, tbougb ln a furtive way. as If
bent only on escape, Wltb the elephant mnking a mad rush for a low
branch tree that he mlgbt get rid of
tbe burden on bis back, Lady Clifton
took swift aim at the tiger and wounded unn. Tbe wound provoked his anger, and be sprang forward on the elephant's rear Just aa the tree was reached and tbe branches swept the howdnh
to tbe ground. A uecond later and the
two ladles lay on the earth among the
fragments, both stunned by the fall,
and tbe tiger stood wltb bis paws upon
tbe body nf Lady Clifton and growled
and snarled at tbe dozen spectators.
Fortune hnd given young Danforth
his opportunity. As a sort of terror
beld everybody else helpless, he filing
himself from his horse, grabbed a hog
spear from tbe hand of a chattering
native and ndvanced upon tbe beast
He hnd to cover sixty feet of clear
ground, nnd those who looked on said
that the tiger's eyes blazed fire and
every hnlr on his back stood up as tbe
officer walked steadily forward. A
dozen voices called to him to look out
but be mnde no bait As he drew
nenrer the beast crouched for a spring,
and wben he wns within ten feet the
spring wns made. Down went the
man on bla knees and up went the
spear, and when the onlookers glanced
iguln the mnn was on bis feet nnd unhurt nnd the tiger was rolling over
and over on the enrtb with the point
of the spear sticking nut of bis bnck.
Tbe Indies hud not been seriously
hurt hut at least one of them bad
been saved from tbe tiger's maw.
Young Danforth wns tbe hero of tbo
hour. Every officer In the regiment
took him by the band and offered congratulations,  and  hiB colonel patted
blm on tbe shoulder and said:
"My denr boy. It was the coolest
bravest tblng I ever heard of. and It
makes us all proud of you."
"But the Sikhs swore tbat as a leader 1 got rattled and lost my head,"
replied the officer. "I was honorably
acquitted, but I hnve been made to
feel tbat I smirched tbe bonor of tbe
Tenth. Until I can wipe tbat out I
am an outcast."
The civil commissioner wanted to
show his gratitude, and Lady Clifton
had Influence she wanted to bring to
bear, but tbe subaltern remained tbe
subaltern. He was biding bis time,
and he bad not long to wait Tbe
dacolts came down from the hills
again, nnd he was given the chance
be so longed for. Tbls time his fifty
troopers were all Englishmen, and be
not only attacked Mooltan, the greatest robber chieftain of them all, ln a
:bosen position, but routed his force
ind captured tbe leader. Tbat would
have been a deed to boast of, but tbe
subaltern was not satisfied. Leaving
pnrt of his force to bold tbe position
and tbe prisoners, he pressed on into
the foothills with the remainder and
attacked nnd captured a camp and
brought off tbe sergeant and corporal
who had been made prisoners In the
first affair. There was a second court
martial at Aliwal on the return of the
troop, and wben tbe sergeant and corporal had proved tbat the Sikhs were
liars and cowards the old Tenth beld
a Jubilee and declared tbat Its bonor
was never so bright At the dinner
they toasted "our comrade and hero.''
JARRED THE SULTAN.
Advice General Wallace Is Said to
Have Given Abdul Hamid II.
Wben General Lew Wallace was the
American plenipotentiary ln Constantinople be saw Abdul Hamid 11. at
close quarters—too close for comfort
really—but bis Involuntary Inspection''
was decidedly convincing as to the
sultan's timidity.
It seems tbat from tbe day of bis
presentatlon to tbe sultan tbe general
bad grown tn favor at tbe court and.
was frequently "commanded" to attend
merely from tbe personal liking ot
Abdul Hamid for the American minister und tbe enjoyment of conversation'
with blm. In those days the sultan
was particularly vexed over affairs ln
Egypt He felt tbat Egypt was bis
personal property, yet England bad
taken tbe control ot the country out
of his hands entirely. She bad hardly
said "by your leave," but bad "advised" blm that for the good ot Egypt,
be, Abdul Hamid IU bad better let
her and tben bad gone ahead.
He bad accepted the advice because
he bud nothing to say "no" with.
Without a fleet what could any one-
Bay to Eugland? This forced acquiescence worried tbe sultan continuously
until be could not endure longer without madness.' ln his distress be summoned General Wallace and described
to him in detail his humiliating condition.
Tbe general listened with friendly *.
sympathy, nnd the sultan, being relieved In thus talking In confidence to
a man whom he knew to be sincere
and altogether free from selfish Interests, usked tbe minister what be could
do under tbe circumstances, Ueneral
Wallace said tbat be appreciated tbe
trust and confidence of tbe sultan, hut
that being the representative officially of the United States of America, be
could not advise tbe ruler of anotber
country as to what steps tbat ryler
should take against a third power, especially when this third power was on
friendly terms with his own country.
The sultan acknowledged the correctness ot this position, but besought
the general to make an exception, saying that there was no otber man In
tbe empire to whom he could go for
one single word of honest disinterested ndvlce. But the general repeated
that be conld not be false to bis duty
bb a minister and envoy from hla government.
Tben said the sultan. "Tell me as a
private Individual; tell me as a friend.'
This appeal touched General Wallace-
deeply, and he said, "As a friend, then,
and a private citizen, I will say tbls,
that were I In tbe position you bave
described to me i should put myself
at the bead of my troops and flght to
the bitter end."
At these words the blood left tbe
sultan's face, and he tell to tbe floor
In a dead faint He felt their truth,
and be knew, furthermore, that be
lacked tbe strength of character, tbe
force, tbe will power, to carry ont such
a program.
Wbat would bave happened had the
sultan's heart been physically weak as-
well Is not easy to conjecture. As It
was, General Wallace did not leave
tbe Yildiz kiosk until long after the
hour he bad Intended, and Abdul Humid II. never again sought a confldeu-
tlul InteYvlew wltb tbe autbor of "Ben-
Hur."
Maud and the Garden.
"Oh. come Into the garden. Maud!'
She did su.   With a slirug.
Painfully Clean.
Amsterdam enjoys an enviable reputation for Its cleanliness. Owen Pelt-
bam, who visited Holland In the seventeenth century, waa particularly Impressed by the spotlessness of Its*
streets and bouses, "Whatsoever tbelr
estates be," he writes, "their houses
must be fair. .Therefore from Amsterdam tbey have banished sencole.
lest it soyle their buildings. Every
door seems studded wltb diamonds.
The nails and hinges bold a constant
brightness, as If rust tbere was not a
quality Incident to Iron. Their bouses
tbey keep cleaner than their bodies,
their bodies tban their souls. Goe to-
one, you sball find the andirons shut
up In network; at a second, the warming pan muffled In Italian cntworke; ut
u third, tbe sconce clad in cumbrlck."
Fleeing prom Death.
In one of our seaport towns lives a
motber wbo determined that whatever
buppened, her son sbould never be
drowned. Her fatber waB a sailor and
wns drowned at sea. Sbe lost ber hus-
oand nnd ber brother ln the same way.
The horror of tbe great deep was upon
uer. Only those that bave lived by
tbe sea kuow what this terror Is. To
guard her only son from a watery
death became a real passlou wltb her.
The thought qualified all ber plans for
his future and kept ber ln ceaseless
watcb of bis movements.
As tbe boy grew be was not allowed
to paddle ln boats or to learn to swim,
and when be was old enough to earn
his owu living bis motber sent him to
an Inland town ln tbe neighborhood of
Boston.
"Wben you get started," sbe said. "I
will come and live with you. 1 don't
>ver want to see tbe water again."
It was not long before tbe young
man found work as a teamster. His
work was satisfactory to him nnd to
bis employers, but one dny the horses
took fright nud ran away. The heavv
wagon swerved and upset a plank
bridge, under which a little stream
flowed. The driver wns struck and,
becoming unconscious, was hurled Into
the brook. The water barely covered
blm.   He was drowned.
Ebony.
What Money Can't Buy.
Money can't buy everything. There-
are no admission tickets to a sunset.
You wouldn't trade tbe look In your
boy's eyes wben he greets you at
night for a million dollars of anybody's-
money, nnd If you keep a well furnished mind you can go Into It any time
you like as you would Into a child's
playground nnd amuse yourself watch
Ing your thoughts play leapfrog wlti>
each other.- Lillian Pascal Day lu Success Magazine.
Faithful Girl.
"You know, Miss Blank." entd the
proprietor of a railroad station restaurant, "there Is a great deal In having
your sandwiches look attractive."
"Yes, sir, 1 know It" replied the girl;
"I have done everything I could. I
bnve dusted tbose sandwiches every
morning for tbe last ten days!"
Nautloal Learning.
Little Mermaid—1 bave rend of tbe
origin of tbe pnpa shad, but can't find
bow tbe mamma shad wus created.
Mamma Mermaid—She was fashioned
from a rib of the papa shad. Little
Merninld-Gee wblzl I'll bet be never
missed itl
An Ambidextrous Liar.
Ill-Jim Tugwood snys he kin Juggle*
ten eggs t' wunst-keep 'em nil In tb*
ulr an' never smash a one!   Sl-Geet
Ebonv was esteemed as an article ot J He  roust  be ainbldextrona!    HI-By
luxu-v by the ancients,   ln India It1 gum!    He   Is   If   that's   Greek
'' " -      - .._.._     M *-__.   I     >   I.I.......4     lies set"
the post was tbe game they were aft- j '"^""'.'^ by'klnga for acepters ! * blamed Hurler.   Young Danforth was one of the ! wns employe*^ uy_ * js__ ^  ^
fer
' „nd | uud images and, as It was supposed to ■
«u     , u . „ .       -,„u .     *.i three officers detailed to arrange and j auu *»»>**• """'" ^i,oni" »ai often I    Man's chief wisdom consists In know-
She cried in anguished tones: "Oh, Lawdl   tn™     „, „unt wlth the clv„ COm-! annul the power of poisons, was orten _ |t(x.hl>f()U(;llul(t
missloner of Sepal and bis wife was  niade Into drinking cups. ,
There's a potato bug!'
—Atlanta Constitution. THE   REPORTER,   NEW   MICHEL,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA.
By  EMILY 8.  WINDSOR.
Cyril Moore, lawyer, was not noted
for the suavity of bis manuer nor tbe
mildness of bis glance. Both were unusually severe this morning, nnd he
was not Inclined to deal gently with
his disturber. He had been Interrupted ln tbe consideration of an Important matter, but Dorothy Dale's brown
eyes never flinched before his deep
set gray ones.
"Please, may I talk to you a few
minutes?" she asked ln her soft little
voice.
"I am very busy," he returned, "and
gave orders tbat I was not to be disturbed."
"Tbe elevator boy showed me your
office, nnd there was no one In the
other room, and so I came ln," said
Dorothy.
Tbe lawyer made an impatient movement, mentally resolving upon the censure which Wilson should receive for
leaving the entrance to the office unguarded.
Two little red spots had crept Into
Dorothy's face, but she went on bravely.
"You see," she began, "I"—
- The lawyer again moved Impatiently and frowned, bnt his small visitor
persisted.
"It Is so Important, you see." Tbere
wss a keen note of anxiety ln her
voice, but the brown eyes never wo-
vered. And wbnt was there In their
depths which brought to the lawyer's
mind a vague memory and made him
look at his visitor with a stirring of Interest, then hesitate and finally push
aside tbe papers over which he had
been absorbed and say shortly:
"What Is It? I can give you a few
minutes."
"Ob, thank yon," said Dorothy politely. "It Is about tbat position In the
Hilton school."
Cyril stared ln surprise. Wbat could
this little, old fashioned girl have to
say about tbat? It would be Interesting to know. He pushed bin papers
farther away and leaned back ln bis
seat.
"Sit down." he said, pointing to a
chair. Dorothy obeyed with a grave
"Thank you," settling herself comfortably ln the cbalr, which wns so high
that her feet were quite a distance
from the ground. Her blue felt sailor
bat was pushed back on her head, and
several soft brown rings of her hair
had found tbelr way to her forehead.
Sbe lifted ber clear eyes to the lawyer, and again their depths vaguely
stirred bis heart
"You see, auntie lost all her money
In Boston, and so we bad to come
here to live. Auntie owns a little
house here, and she saya that Is bettei
than nothing. And yesterday Mrs.
Pruden told her they wanted a teacher
In that school and that auntie must
try to get It right nway."
"Oh. Indeed," ejaculated Cyril.
"You see," sbe went on In a confidential tone, "auntie knows a lot of
things. She belonged to ever so many
clubs in Boston. Every one says tbnt
■be Ib so clever."
Dorothy paused to see If the lawyer
was properly Impressed with the Importance of her aunt's acquirements.
"Yes," said Cyril politely.
"Mrs. Prnden told auntie tbat you
could let her teach tbat school, but
last evening a letter came from Mr.
White In Boston to say auntie must
come to see blm right off. You see, he
attends to all of her business. So she
had to go on the early train this morning." Here Dorothy stopped, out of
breath.
Cyril uttered an Interrogative "Yes?"
Dorothy smiled up at hlm. "And 1
was afraid she might be too late wben
•he came back, and tben It will be
inch a nice surprise for her when she
does come back for me to tell ber I
came to see you about It"
"Then sbe doesn't know wbat you
are doing?" queried Cyril.
"Oh, no. I waited till sbe was gone."
"Where do you live?" questioned
Cyril.
"Over on Rose Crescent."
The lawyer did not recognize the locality, but tbere had been many
changes In the old town during those
years In which he hnd been absent
from It.
"Auntie will be a splendid tencher.
You see, she's so sweet Won't you
please try her?"
In her eagerness Dorothy arose and
stood beside Cyril, placing her hand ln
, Its woolen mitten on his nrm.
The little action thrilled blm. A sudden realization of the loneliness of his
life smote blm. and again tbe child's
brown eyes awoke tbat memory.
"Please, won't you?' urged Dorothy,
with an unconscious pressure of his
arm.
Cyril looked down Into the eager
face wltb nn expression In his own
that few had seen there during later
years.
"I'll see wbnt I can do. I must know
more of ber qualifications. I mean."
he explained kindly, "If she knows nil
the things tbnt tbe person who tenches
In that school must know I'll do my
best."
"Oh, thank you. Til go now." Dorothy slipped off tbe mitten nnd gravely
tendered her hand to the lawyer. He
rose nnd bowed over It with more ceremony than he had for mnny years
shown any otber member of her sex.
Dorothy flashed a confiding smile at
hlm and tripped JanntUy away through
the outer office, mnch to the snrnrlae
of Wilson, wbo waa now at his post
Wilson wns still more surprised that
afternoon when on going Into tbe lawyer's private room be found blm putting hiB desk In order and was waved
away wltb: "Don't bother me with
tha' now. It's such a fine afternoon I
think I'll take a walk and look nt that
Dorren property."
Wilson went back to his desk. Hs
furtively watched the lawyer as the
latter put on overcoat bat and gloves.
It was the first time within bis knowledge that Cyril had set aside an Important matter.  What had happened?
Tbe lawyer walked on wltb rapid
stride. Tbere was ln tbe air a suggestion of tbe spring which was not yet
near.
On the corner an organ grinder was
playing popular airs, A little farther
on a flower vender was offering bouquets of violets for sale. Tbe scent ot
tbe flowers floated up to him. and the
memories awakened earlier in the day
by a pair of childish eyes were again
stirred. Cyril bought one of the fragrant purple clusters, fastening It ln
tbe lapel of bis coat with a smile.
When had be done such a thing?'
As he walked along bis glance fell
upon a lamppost bearing the name
"Rose Crescent"
A sudden remembrance came to him
of his little visitor of tbe morning.
That was wbere Bhe had said she
lived. He recalled his promise to do
wbat he could for her aunt Why not
call upon ber and find out her fitness
for tbe position? He paused to glance
up and down the street
But the child had not told blm her
aunt's name or their number. Then It
was useless to consider It further.
Still he would like to please tbat child.
He was walking on when he heard
a flying of small feet behind blm. and
his name called. He turned around to
see his little visitor of the morning.
"Oh," she exclaimed. "I was at the
window and saw yon passing. I
thought perhaps you were coming to
Bee us."
"Well," said Cyril, smiling, "yon did
not tell me your number."
"I forgot" she laughed. "It's ln
here." Tbey bad been walking back,
and now she stopped ln front of a
modest bouse standing back from the
street
"Come ln," she said. "Auntie's Just
got bome. I didn't tell ber about it
yet"
Cyril followed her up the garden
path and Into the bouse. She led blm
Into a room opening off a small ball.
A lady seated before an 'open fire rose
at his entrance. Sbe was not very
young, bnt sbe was very sweet looking, wltb great brown eyes.
"Madam," began Cyril, "I"—
He broke off abruptly, looked bewildered, then ejuculated, "Rebecca Powers—you!"
"Cyril!   Why"-
"You see. auntie. I went to Bee Mr.
Moore about that school. I was afraid
you'd be too late, and"— began Dorothy,
But neither ber aunt nor the lawyer
seemed to bear ber. The latter was
Baying, "She bas eyes like yours."
"You see, auntie," began Dorothy
once more, but stopped as Cyril spoke
again. "To find you bere!" His face
was flushed, and bis eyes were shining. Tbere was a bright color In tbe
cheeks of Dorothy's nunt too, Dorothy
wns looking at her In surprise. Why,
sbe knew Mr. Moore. Then sbe would
surely get that school.
"Are you still Rebecca Powers?
When I saw you last I thought that
you were going to marry"—
Miss Powers Interrupted him quietly.
"You were mistaken, but I remember you bad a bad habit ln those days
of Jumping at conclusions."
"That one hns cost me dear—all
these lonely years," he said.
He took the bunch of violets from
his coat "I remember you were always fond of violets, Rebecca. Are
you still?" He held tho fragrant blossoms toward her, and Miss Powers,
after a glance Into his face, took them
from his band. Sbe beld them to ber
lips a moment, then fastened them
carefully In her bosom.
Dorothy was becoming Impatient
bnt to ber great amazement Just then
Cyril stooped down and kissed ber
aunt
Then be turned to Dorothy. "I am
going to nsk your aunt to take charge
of one pupil." he said—"one wbo needs
her very much."
"One pupil!" exclaimed Dorothy.
"Why, I"-
But again neither her annt nor tbe
lawyer seemed to hear her.
The Caddie Had the Ball.
A very curious Incident occurred In
a golf tournament at Shlnnecock hills.
I wns playing tbe final wltb Jerome
D. Travers. Going to tbe eighteenth
hole his tee shot was slightly pulled a
few yards off the fairway. The ball
was headed directly for one of the
Shlnnecock Indian cuddles, who was
slowly walking away uphill. In Its
descent It wns plainly seen by the gallery to strike the caddie, who per
ceptlbly winced, but continued walking.
Arriving nt tbe Bnot comparatively
open, a careful and prolonged search
was made, but no ball.
Finally some one suggested that the
caddie be brought He stoutly denied
that be has seen a ball or bad been
struck by one.
Passing his bands over him. Jobn
M. Ward at length felt something In
the Indian's blp pocket, and, In nnd
heboid, there was the ball! And tbe
boy didn't even know It wns tbere.
Of thnt I'm convinced.—Walter J.
Travis ln American Golfer.
Not His Full Name.
Housekeeper—You say tbey call yon
Hungry Hlgglns, Bnt tbat Isn't vonr
full name? Tramp—No, mum; that's
what yon might call an empty title.—
Boston Transcrlnt
Just the Candy.
If I were a candy man
I'd maae the whole world sweet
I'd take away the bitter words
That folks sometimes repeat.
No tears would nil the children's eyes,
As have since time began,
And every one would smile all day
It 1 were a candy man,
—Thomas  Curtis  Clark  lu  Indianapolis
News.
WEALTHY POETS.
Bardship   Does   Not   Always   Mean
Starvation.
That poetry is not so badly paid af
ter all is proved by Mr. Algernon
Charles Swinburne's will, the probate of which wot, recently granted
in London. His estate has been valued by the sole executor, Mr. Walter
Theodore Watts-Dnnton, at $121,000
gross, including personalty of the net
value of $99,600. The whole of the
property has been left to Mr. Watts-
Dunton.
Tennyson left $285,000. He appoint
ed his son his literary executor, and
bequeathed to him all his manuscripts, literary works, and copyrights, subject to the payment of the
income therefrom to Lady Tennyson
for her life. Lord Tennyson's estate
of Aldworth, the Farringford estate,
the manor of Priors, and the rest of
his real estate were put under trustees for Lady Tennyson for her life.
The copyrights of the late Poet Laureate's works were valuable, and
Tennyson was paid by the publishers
handsome sums for his poems.
Robert Browning, of whose will' A.
Tennyson" and "F. T. Palgrave
were the attesting witnesses, left personalty in England of the value of
$83,300. The will was in Browning s
own handwriting, with the initial letters of all the nouns substantive in
capitals, after the old style. Victor
Hugo, who, like Lord Tennyson, attained the age of eighty-three years,
had personal estate in England to
the amount of $460,000. Dr. Charles
Mackay's property was valued at $13,-
000, and that of Eliza Cook at $10,000.
Matthew Arnold's estate amounted to
$5,000 His will, in his own handwriting, was one of the shortest that
have ever come under probate. It
was: "I leave everything of which I
die possessed to my wife, Frances
Lucy." Mr. Frederick Looker-Lamp-
son left $150,000, Mr. Coventry Pat-
more $43,000, and Mr. William Morris, who died in 1896, $226,000. In tne
last-named case, however, it is tolerably certain that poetry did not contribute a very large Bhare of the total.
Medical Women In India.
A very strong presentment of a
case for reorganization of the Countess of Dufferin's Fund fof providing female medical aid to the women
of India is contained in a report
upon its working published in the
journal of the Association of Medical
Women in India. The criticisms are
directed at the inefficiency of much
of the present surgical and nursing
service, at the management of women's hospitals by inexperienced
local committees, at the misapplication of funds, and many material
matters of administration in hospitals supported by the fund. As re-
gntds the first of these criticisms,
considering the conditions under
which medical women are appointed, it would be remarkable if the
highest medical talent were attracted. The women doctors are badly
paid, they have no chance of promotion, and no pension to look forward
to, while even definite rules for leave
are not in existence.
As regards the other points, a sufficient explanation is to be found in
the- fact that the fund is organized
and controlled entirely by men, and
the women doctors have practically
no voice in the hundred and one
questions upon which they alone are
able to speak with any authority.
Naturally, a civil surgeon or political
agent cannot be in a position to report on the inner working and. efficiency of a purdah or zenana hospital
to which his sex prevents him having access, and yet that is the system now in force. What, in fact, is
wanted is the appointment of fully
qualified medical women to superintend and organize the whole work.
Universal Penny Postage.
"I hope the day may not be far
distant when any inhabitant of our
planet—white, black, or yellow-
may be enabled for the sum of one
penny to communicate with any other at the lowest possible rate and
the highest attainable speed." Such
is the avowed ideal of Mr. John Hen-
niker Heaton, who celebrated his
sixty-first birthday recently. Amongst,
the most notable reforms which Mr.
Heaton has brought about might be
mentioned the Imperial Penny Postage scheme and the introduction of
Anglo-American Penny Postage. He
also introduced telegraph money
orders in England, as weil as parcel
post to France. Mr. Heaton is a
self-made man who went out to Australia in his teens nnd took a post ns
clerk in a country store.
A Man of Many Titles.
The Duke of Abcrcom, who, as
chairman of the West London Hospital, has made a special appeal for
help on behalf of a girl who lost both
arms in a tramway accident, is a
nobleman who holds the proud distinction of possessing a peerage in
eoch of the three kingdoms, and is
further distinguished by being the
Duke of Chatelherault in France. In
Ireland the duke has a marquesnate,
a viscounty, and three baronies, u.td
an earldom, six baronies, and a uor-
onetcy in Scotland. The Duchess of
Abercorn, by the way, is in the dairy
business. At her IrtBh home she runs
a model dairy on practical lines,
supplying several large Belfast firma
with butter and cream.
Who Welshed the Archdeacon?
No man has a greater love lor animals than Archdeacon Wilberforce,
whose wife died a few days ago, and
it was while speaking at a meeting
of Our Dumb Friends' League thnt
he told an amusing story of the days
of his youth. He and a few chums
escaped from school, and saw Blink
Bonny, whom they each backed for
$5, win the Derby. The horse won
at 20 to 1. "It ran as no other horse
ran before," said the archdeacon,
when telling the story, "but tho bookmaker who had our money ran a
good deal faster."
Manitoba Crop Acreage.
The Manitoba Government Bureau
of Statistics estimate the increased
crop acreage of 648,370. Tho estimates are: Wheat, 3,912,497 acres;
oate. 2,192,416; barley, 236,503; Uax,
278.635.
ARREST AN ARCH FIEND.
How the British Troops Followed and
Caught Surajah Dowlah.
The loss of Calcutta and the hideous tragedy of the Black Hole were
no sooner reported in Madras than
an English expedition was despatched under Colonel Give to recover
the captured fortress and avenge the
crime perpetrated on the unfortunate garrison. In the hostilities that
followed, Clive defeated the forces
of the guilty nabob, Surajah Dowlah, on the plains of Flassy, and regained Calcutta, while the conquered prince fled in trepidation back to
his capital of Moorshedabad, being
the first to bear to his subjects there
the news of his own disgrace. The
royal fugitive was, however, followed up by the English in conjunction
with Meer Jaffier, a native chief,
who now became the recognized nabob in place of the fallen ruler of
Bengal. The deposed prince held a
council with his advisers about midnight after the battle, and there
refused all advice to surrender, expressing his determination 'to proceed further up the river to Patna,
where, through the fidelity of the
governor, he expected to find safety.
Accordingly, he disguised himself
in humble garb, and with a favorite
wife and one attendant,, who carried
a caBket of his most precious jewels,
he boarded a barge and set out. Arriving at Rajemahl, a good distance
from the starting-point, his boatmen
insisted upon resting for the night
after their exertions, and the ex-
nabob sought concealment in a deserted garden. In the morning, however, a man of low caste, whose ears
the prince, in a fit of rage, had
formerly caused to be cut off, discovered him, and in. revenge betrayed the presence of the enemy to a
brother of Meer Jaffier.
A band of the new nabob's soldiers
at once hastened to the vicinity to
seize their prey, and surrounded and
arrested Surajah Dowlah while still
in the garden. The captors then
conveyed their prisoner back to the
capital, subjecting him during the
passage to every species of indignity.
Arriving there, the wretched prince
was dragged like a felon into the
palace he had so lately occupied
with all the pomp of erstern royalty,
and Meer Jaffier at once gave ordera
that the captive be withdrawn while
the council deliberated on his fate.
Some recommended clemency, others, among them his son Meeran, a
mere youth, urged the safe expedient
of instant death. The new nabob
hesitated, and in the meantime,
Meeran persuaded him to retire and
leave the care of the prisoner to his
hands. With some presentiment of
what would follow, the nabob yielded, and Meeran lost no time in sending a band of assassins to the apartments of the captive. The latter met
hi> fate with weak and abject lamentations, and his remains were a little
later borne through the streets upon
an elephant, an act which served to
reduce his servile followers to implicit obedience to Meer Jaffier, behind whom wnB the might of a power
which later established the Indian
Empire under British rule.
The Prize Puzzle of the House.
So Sir John Gorst, who recently surrendered a pension of $6,000, has been
described, on account of his independent political views. In fact, it was
said, when he cut himself off from
the Primrose League, of which he was
a trustee, no one but himself could
understand them. Be that aa it may,
Sir John has proved himself a clever
and successful politician, and has filled many offices. At one time it appeared as though he would some day
be a bishop in New Zealand; he was
one of several young Cambridge graduates who enlisted with Bishop Sel-
wyn and went out to New Zealand
to help in the evangelization of the
Maoris. He edited a paper in he
interests of the natives called The
Lone Sparrow on the Housetop,' but
it only ran for six numbers. The
Maoris wanted bullets. They had no
lead, so they raided the office, stole
the type, and melted it down.
When Bathing Was Rare,
In some old English court memoirs
of the eighteenth century it Ib stated
that when George IV. waB a baby he
was bathed only once a fortnight.
That was thought to be plenty often
enough in those days for a child to
be washed. When one of George's
little sisters had measles the royal
mother gave most careful instructions that the child's linen was not
to be changed too soon, as sho feared
that some careleBS attendant would
clothe it in garments insufficiently
aired and bo "drive in the rash." In
those days people were much afraid
of clean linen and bathing. It was
believed the complete bodily ablutions wero weakening, yet prince,
peer and peasant alike called in at
every ailment the doctors of the
period, who bled them into a state of
weakness and sometimes death.
"The Surrey Poet."
At the moment thousands of cricket
followera are wishing Mr. Walter
Craig, "the Surrey Poetr," a speedy
recovery Irom a Berious illness.
Craig is the man whose rhymes on
cricket and football, and the men
who piny the gomes, have sold by
the million. His witticisms are famous. At Lord's one day, after a short
speech to a group of spectators, who
were being told of the literary gems
he was willing to dispose of for one
penny, a conrse-wittcd listener shouted out "Liar!" "Yes," said Craig,
"there are two of us, and the man
who lies for nothing iB a fool. 1
mnke money by it." "Good old
Craig!" remarked a listener; "he always gets his own back."
So It Would Seem.
They were talking about silverware
down at the general store the other
day. Farmer Bellows Baid he thought
this firm turned out more silverware
than ony other, and some of the rest
disagreed with him. It was Farmer
Stubbs settled it.
"Seems tch me," said Farmer
Stubbs, "these here Sterling people do
a lot o' business. Yeh see their name
on most everything."
SHAM FI6HT HUMORS.
Annihilation  Is Frequent, but Painless on Canadian Fields of Battle.
With the opening of Niagara camp
and the other assemblages of the militia that take place every June in various parts of the. province come the '.
humors oi the sham fight. The mat- j
ter of deciding the victors in such an
event and apportioning the slain is a !
matter of extreme difficulty. But two
or three years ago the general officer
commanding became so exasperated
at the theoretical recklessness of the
various colonels who were charging
wildly at impregnable positions that
he called off the battle ere it was
well begun and set the men at the
plain business of marching and countermarching. Asked his reasons for
the peremptory order, the chief, who
had Been some real fighting, replied
that had he not done so every man
on each side would have been in a
short time theoretically dead. In
fact most of them did not know they
were dead, and merely thought they
were taking healthful exercise.
Some years ago a sham fight which
was not quite such a fiasco was held
at High Park, Toronto. One of the
companies of the Highlanders was at
that time commanded by Major Currie, M.P., who now resides in Col-
lingwood. The dauntless Jack, as he
was then universally known, made a
brave sortie on his own account
against a heavily fortified ridge
which the specifications declared was
impregnable to a frontal attack, it
being left to tho initiative of the officers to devise a flanking operation.
The gallant Currie proceeded to lead
his men against the guns under a
heavy fire of blank cartridges in a
venture as reckless as the charge of
the six hundred at Sebastopol. Suddenly an aide came riding at breakneck speed and shouted:
"Withdraw your men; the judgeB
order yon from the field."
"Why?" 6aid the panting officer
who had been rushing up hill at the
head of the company.
"Because you are annihilated," was
the response. "No force on earth
could capture such a position in such
a way."
"1 refuse to be annihilated," said
Currie, and proceeded with his
charge.
Thrice Blessed.
Thnt all the nine hundred or so
Celestials doing laundry work in Toronto were not coolies in their own
land was oddly impressed upon a
young teacher in the Metropolitan
Sunday School the other afternoon.
Trying to demonstrate the meaning
of the word "vocation" to her Chinese class she indicated with a nod
and glance a bright little lad sitting
at the opposite side of the study table
and asked:
"Now Lee Ling, for inBtnnce, was
he a laundryman in China?"
Fine scorn showed itself in the
straightened shoulders and indignant
tone accompanying the reply of her
pupils:
"Lee Ling? No I Lee Ling got three
mothers!"
Which being interpreted meant thnt
Lee Ling's father was a mah of considerable wealth in China, and could
afford the luxury of three wives. The
laws of the Japanese Empire are very
strict regarding plural murriages, and
insist that citizens must show themselves able to stand the additional expense before taking unto themselves
more than one wife. Mandarins are
allowed thirteen.
W. L. M. King's Quick Jdmp.
In cleaning out his desk a few days
ago an official at the Parliament
Buildings in Queen's Park, Toronto,
was surprised to come across a paper
which proved to be an application
made some eleven years ago by Wm.
Lyon Mackenzie King for a subordinate position under the Ontario Government.
W. L. M. King didn't get the job he
was after, but the official who came
across his application was struck witli
the swiftness with which that gentleman has since come to the front. Hnd
Mr. King got the job he was then after he might not have become Minister of Labor in the Laurier Cabinet.
In the meantime many of the officials to whom Mackenzie King would
have looked up had he got his job
eleven years ago are still merely civil
servants on lair salaries under the
Provincial Government.
.French Flag Is Dropped.
The least of Corpus Christ!, the
most important of the Roman Catholic Church in Montreal recently wne
chiefly remnrknble for the total absence of the French tri-color ring in
the monster procession, which for a
hundred years has occupied a very
conspicuous place in this splendid religious demonstration of French Can.
ada. Of late yenrs the anti-Catholic
attitude of the French Government
has been conducive to the abandonment ol the old nntional (lag, first, by
the church, and secondly, by the people in the cities of tiie Province of
Quebec.
There were n good many of the sacred heart religious Hags, and hundreds of school children carried mina-
ture British flags as they marched
along.
Finest Peal In Canada.
Tho congregation of Christ Church
at 1'etrolia has been delighted at a
munificent gift mnde by J. L. Engle-
harl, chairman of the Temiskaniing
and Northern Ontario Railway Commission, ol the finest peal of bells
in Canada, not excepting Toronto
and Montreal, The gift includes n
home for the hells, which will be
udded to the present tower, and a
new porch and steps for tiie church.
The gift is in memory ol the Into
Mrs. Knclehart, who filled a high
place in the hearts of tho congregation.
Amazing Gratitude.
An amusing story is told by one
of ihe captains of a team nf collectors
lor the Montreal Y.M.C.A. fund. He
and a friend culled on one ol Montreal's wealthiest merchants, who received them very warmlv, and recounted all that the Y.M.C.A. had
done for him. He concluded: "Yes,
gentlemen, all that I have and all
that I am I owe to the Y.M.C.A. Put
die down lor $5."
THE QUEEH AT HOME.
Her Majesty Is Very Busy Even In
Her Vocations.
The Queen shows none of that dislike for Buckingham Palace that waa
displayed by the late Queen Victoria,
and spends many weeks there in the
course of the year. Sbe has converted her private suite of apartments in
the palace into one of the most comfortable residences it would be possible to imagine. These rooms, which
number nine in all, are situated on
the first floor of the main building of
the palace,, and over look the beautiful gardens, just now at their best,
with the lake just visible in the distance. These rooms have been entirely refurnished since Her Majesty took
up her residence here upon the King's
accession, and immediately adjoin the)
larger suite occupied by the King.
The whole of Their Majesties' apartments are entirely cut off from the
rest of the palace, so tbat privacy is
assured.
Owing to the heavy and fatiguing
duties that Her Majesty is called upon to undertake while in London during the season, and the fact that it
is usually past midnight before she
is able to retire, Bhe rises considerably later than when she is at Sand-
ringham or in Denmark at the beautiful villa she shares with her sister,
the Empress Marie of Russia, on the
banks of the Sound, with the gloomy
old castle of Elsinore just to be seen
across the waters. It ia not much
before nine that the Queen takes her
cup of tea or chocolate—usually tbe
latter — and leaves her rooms for a
stroll in the grounds until the light
breakfast of which she partakes is
ready.
The forenoon is almost entirely devoted by the Queen to her correspondence and other routine duties. Her
Majesty's post-bag almost rivals that
of .the King in its bulk, and it takes
her some hours to go through it and
deal with the contents.
Lunch, afternoon calls or a host of
other duties and then five o'clock tea.
These teas are, however, quite unceremonious, but, of course, there are certain little rules that have to be observed. For instance, no one may
speak to the Queen without first being addressed.
The King and the Prince of Wales
are both particularly fond of dropping
in for a cup of tea and a chat with
those present; but they are quite on
the same footing as any other guest.
Tea is served at Buckingham Palace in wliich is known as the Tapestry Room, which immediately adjoins the Queen's privute boudoir.
The guests assemble as near five
o'clock as possible, and await the entry oi the Queen, when they rise. The
Queen has a pleasant smile and a
word for all present, and conversation
speedilv becomes general, Her Majesty singling those out whom she wishes
to address more directly. She takes
her seat at the table and pours out
the tea in person. Twenty minutes is
the allotted time for the guests to remain, unless they are directly invited
to remain longer by Her Majesty.
Anything savoring of "scandal" or
unjust criticism of those not present
is strictly taboo at these teas, and one
very we'll known society lady now
fails to find herself invited to the
palace on an afternoon through in an
unguarded moment, speaking somewhat slightingly of the German
Emperor. j'
Poulticed With Mud. '
A noted explorer, recently returned
from Central Africa, tells of a unique
method employed by his companions
and himself to alleviate the dreadful
agony of prolonged thirst.
In part of the "Dark" continent
there are great stretches of country
where no wutcr fit to drink is to be
found, although there are here and
there pools of thick, stagnant mud.
In such country the party wandered
for five days without water, and might
have perished but for an idea that occurred to their leader. ,
Following his advice and example,
they collected the stagnant mud,
wherever it was to be found, and
made it into long poultices, which
they fastened round their bodies next
the skin. This Bimple process they
found to give greet relief; and no
doubt the hint will be welcomed by
all who are likely at any time to find
themselves in a similar predicament.
Rooks' Hatred of Crows.
A curious incident in the history of
the Gray's Inn settlement of rooks is
mentioned by a London correspondent, it appears that a couple of carrion crows settled in the gardens,
and one day it wna discovered that
the rookery was deserted. The benchers, who are particularly proud of
their rooks, gave orders for the carrion crows to bo destroyed, and the
gardener prepared pigeons' eggs with
good doses of arsenic. The crows
swallowed them and eccmed to grow
fntter and healthier. At last strychnine was used, ad tho pair wero seeni
picking at tlio eggs. Ono of them
fell as it flew to the ncBt; the other,
reached tho branch, reeled nnd ejrop-,
ped. Then a curious thing happened.
Not a rook had been seen for weeks
at Gray's Inn. but tho next day they
were all back as though advised by
telegram.—Manchester Guardian.
How to Keep Servants.
Some people might do worse than
follow the plan ot Archdeacon Sinclair, who, talking about servants re-
cently, said that he had never had
any difficulty in keeping servants; it
there was any difficulty, it was getting them lo go awny, for they wished
to stay u.ih him all tbe rest of their
lives. He made it a rule never to
interfere with the work of n servant,
lie each morning wrote down on a.
slate what the servants were to do,
ami lie never imposed any censure.
He also liked his servants to go out
I whenever possible, and enjoy them-
! selves as much as tbey could.
Caught  In Her Own Trap.
[   "It's real incunl" tho young woman
] exclaimed.
!    "What's the matter?" her mather
' inquired.
\ "Before I married Herbert I mado
him promise to pass every evening
at home with me, and now he says
' he's sorry, but he can't tuko me to
| the theatre without breuking his
word." -■ THE   REPORTER,   NEW   MICHEL,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA.
OFFICEA.SMITHBLDCK
The Lawyer Used It For More
Than His Legal Business.
By   LUCY  POOLE.
(Copyright.  190J.  by Associated Literary
Press. J
It bad always been reported around
town thnt C. K. Taylor was a wealthy
man. Wben he appeared at the general
meeting place, Hlnkham's grocery, all
the men would shift their wads and
straighten their hats out of deference
as be seated himself on the best cracker barrel by tbe stove and plnnted his
teet on tbe warmest spot.
Bnt tbe swift, horrible accident had
silenced the Jovial Croesus, and his
estate had been revealed to the public's horrified gaze as absolutely
worthless.
Mrs. Taylor bad been prostrated
completely. Janet had struggled as she
could, bnt after all the funeral expenses bad been paid her little store
of banknotes had dwindled away to a
pathetic few.
"Now, Burt" sbe explained eagerly
to her masculine friend, lawyer and
devoted lover, "It Is a case of sheer
necessity, you see. We will only have
|10 a month from the farm, and tbat
won't even pay mother's doctor hills."
"Janet" began the young man, his
voice husky with tbe emotion he tried
to suppress—"Janet. I'm ln good business now, and your father had given
me bis consent so wby won't you let
me belp you ln this time ot trouble!
Ton know I"—
"Yes, I know, Burt," answered tbe
girl gently, "but It Is Impossible. Now,
my plan la this: At college I took all
tbe four prizes for the best essays and
had good success with the college
weekly and annual."
Burt could hardly bide a smile. Tbls
young slip of womanhood talking of
$30. a month paid for ber literary
work! Poor child, she did not realize
tbat college weeklies and city daily
papers differ strikingly In tbelr demands.
But one simply conld not argue with
Janet Her radiant beauty was her
strongest weapon, and Burt left her Iu
high spirits.
"Bnrt, 1 shall depend on you for the
addresses of all the best papers nnd
magazines In the city," she called to
InVKB ID AOTTIIINO SEP ABATE YOD ASD
UUBT "
him as he strode down the walk. "And
don't forget to read every Hue I publish," came Indistinctly to his ears as
he turned the corner to the station.
Burton Harold was tied to his office
day and night for tbe next tbree
weeks, scarcely having time to snatch
a bit to eat or an hour's rest Tet tbe
dainty, dark beauty of Janet's charming face floated tantalhslngly before
the dusty lawbooks or tbe tiresome
■documents.
He hnd not heard a word from her
since he had mailed tbe addresses, and
he wondered whether he could bnve
been mistaken und Janet's work waa
actually making good. Un tbe Saturday of a third week be locked the door
of Office A, Smith block, and took tbe
train down to the village to gladden
his mother's heart by sight bf himself
and bis eyes by a sight of Janet
He found the girl pale and quiet
with very little to say. It was not until tbe end of the call tbut he had the
courage to ask about ber literary work.
At his first word the unnatural calm
gave way and she cried like a child.
"It's no use. Bnrt," sbe sobbed. "I've
tried and tried, but everything comes
back with a polite 'Of no use,' and I
know It Is Just because tbey don't
read my work."
Burt was sorely tempted. Had he
followed his own Inclination be would
nave gathered the girl Into bis strong
arms nnd hidden the senseless editors
go wherever they pleased. But this was
ont of tho question. "I'll tell you,
Janet" he said soothingly—"give me
your work nnd I'll tnke It hack with
me tomorrow nnd see what 1 can do."
And so tbe matter rested, and Burton returned to his office with a roll of
classical raptures, such as "The Lushy
Marsh Where the Cows 8tood Kneo
Iteep In Cowslips" and other totally
unsalable works of his ambitious sweet
heart.
He took up another story nnd read
'through one long outburst over "a full
blown apple orchard, where tbe busy
bee doth ply his trade." "Awful, aw-
full" he said to himself. "But what
can you expect from a college girl?
Why, I can't even doctor tbese lists of
adjectives up. Tbey are only fit for
the wastebasket"
Tbe next day brought a brief letter
to Janet:
Dear Janney—Inclosed will And a check
tor HO. I sold your "Apple Orchard In
Pull Bloom." Address your work now to
Office A, Smith block. It's an agency for
short stories, and they will take anything* you will send them. Don't Know
what magazines they use. but their work
goes all over the country. Congratulations on your great luck.   As ever,
BURT.
Tbe next time Burton visited his
mother ln tbe village It was several
mouths after tbe above letter.
Janet was radiant glowing nnd,
above all, tender. Sbe confided to him
tbut sbe received from $5 to $10 for
every article and often $25 for a story
and thut she made as high as $40 a
month.  Burt only smiled and listened.
Everything was rose colored now
and burned to a deeper hue wben
Janet whispered at the gate, "Yon enn
ask me anything you please now, Burt
dear." And be rode back to tbe city,
his cheek tingling under the rosy seal
sbe had set tbere aa a safeguard
against all danger.
It was near spring wben Mrs. Harold was suddenly taken 111. In ber condition she needed loving care, so Janet
went down to stay with tbe gentle
old lady, who, she thought, would not
live to see the little wedding planned
for June.
Burton came bome on Saturday, and
the feeble old lady watched the couple
with tear dimmed eyes and many softly breathed prayers. Toward night
ber breathing grew more and more
labored, and the end was not far away.
"Janet, dear," she whispered painfully—"Janet promise me now, dear,
tbat yon will never let anything separate you and Burt"
The girl kissed her wonderingly and
promised softly.
"Doctor," went on the trembling,
tired voice, "how much longer have 1
here with my children?"
"I cannot tell, my dear madam," answered tbe ancient doctor, with tears
In his eyes.   "Perhaps a few hours."
"Burton, my darling boy," went on
tbe loving tones, "lean over me, my
son. You and Janet must be married
now. I cannot go peacefully until 1
know my boy has a comforter. Here
comes Dr. McCloud, and be will marry you now If— And the voice trailed
off Into silence.
Without waiting to consult Janet.
Burton stepped to her side, find in a
few moments the service was over nnd
tbe dying woman had placed ber trembling hands on tbelr bowed beads and
passed peacefully to the land where
sorrow Is never known.
A month or so after his mother's
death Burton decided to move bis wife
to tbe city, where be could be at home
every night So Janet went to the little home to pack up the dead mother's
boxes. It was a sad task, and Janet's
eyes overflowed many a time, tor she
had loved tbe dear old lady as a
daughter.
In going through the ancient desk
she found a large package marked tn
the delicate old fashioned hand, "For
my son Burton, to be opened after his
marrlnge with Janet" Janet fingered
It curiously, but slipped It into ber bag
unopened. When tn tbelr cozy library
that nlgbt she brought It to her bus-
band, saying:
"Burt dear, do open this, I am so
curious."
A queer smile passed over her bus-
band's face as he broke the string and
out rolled all the well remembered
manuscripts of Janet's, "The Apple Or
chard In Pull Bloom" and others,
"Burton!" she cried in surprise.
"Why. Burton, bow on earth did your
mother ever get tbese?"
"My dear little wife," he answered,
holding ber closely in bis arms, "my
office Is Office A, Smith block, and
mother and 1 were the short story
company that published all your
work."
AN INDIAN SHOOT.
Went Around tha 8pot
Before Bismarck reconstructed the
map of Europe and made a united Germany a dozen little principalities used
to annoy travelers by stopping tbem at
their frontiers until tbey had satisfied
the custom house demands. A Yankee once bad his carriage stopped at
the frontier of a petty prince's country. The Herr Ober (controleur at tbs
custom house! came forward and,
much to his Indignation, waa received
In a nonchalant way. The Yankee was
ungentletnnnly enough not to get out
of bis carriage or even to take off bis
bst The Herr Ober sharply demanded the key of the tourist's trunks,
which his subordinate began handling
roughly.
"Here! Hands off!" shouted the
Yankee. "I didn't come from the
United States of America to be controlled by you. Put those trunks back.
I'll not go through you nt all. I'll turn
back. I'm In no burry nnd don't care
for losing n day. You're no country!
You're only n spot I'll go around
you!"   And be dld.-London King.
Some of the Glories of the Jhils In
the Eastern Empire.
It was the jhils that made the place
a paradise. A mile to the north and
south of the town, says a writer in
The Cornhill, were great expanses of
water covered with pink and purple
lotus flowers, haunted by innumerable wildfowl, and encompassed by
wide stretches of swampy ground that
held the snipe all through the season.
In the background rose gaunt and
splintered hills, a chaos of rose-colored loam and rock that bevelled off into the lemon-green of the plain. Behind them towered the thickly-forest-
I ed ranges of the Eastern Ghats that
extend far west into the central provinces, and whose highest peaks,
Deva Giri (4,960 feet) and Mahenda
Giri (5,130 feet) overlook Parlakimedi
to the north and south. The distinctive charm of the country lies in the
blending and compromise of oppo-
sites, in the promontory of smooth
rook jutting into the rice fields, the
swampy inlet of marsh penetrating
into the bed-rock of the hills, the harmony of red, grey, and green, barren
and fertile, "the desert and the
sown," the metallic glitter and soft
tropical sheen, each standing as the
happy relief and complement of the
other in n perpetual eirenicon of sunshine, whatever their old cosmic difference may have been.
There were other jhils beyond the
hills, and the shooting belonged to
whoever like to take it. I had it all
to myself for two seasons. The birds
used to iie in the tufted grass beside
the water and far out in the surrounding puddy fields, but became
thinner as one went farther from the
jhil. It took a good half-day for a
single gun to go over one of these
snipe grounds, and with ordin ry
good sport a hundred cartridges
would be fired off before noon. When
birdB were thick, if one cared to go
over the ground twice it was easy
to double one's bag. Or there waa
the alternative of putting out on the
jhil for duck. With much calling
and holloaing I used to gather in a
few of the picturesque fishermen who
plied their canoes all day among^ the
lotus flowers, Betting their wicker
traps and leaning over their prows
intent on spearing rohi, alert as kingfishers. Two of their dug-outs were
roped together and one sat on a connecting thwart with a leg in each.
After a few shots other fishermen
would come in from distant parts of
the jhil and help to beat up the duck
or retrieve the wounded, They hud
a genius for spearing birds as they
dived into the weeds and came up for
a second to breathe. Shooting alone
one had to work hard for six brace;
for, thick as the ducks were, there
were no islands on the jhil. and no
cover to speak of. For a moment or
two when they were cornered and
turned back overhead one needed a
second gun. Then one might wait
long for anothei shot. Still every day
brought its peculiar chances, and one
was held on the jhil by a subtle fascination till sunsnt, when all the lotus
flowers, pink, white, and purple, took
on the Bame torchlight glow.
GARDNERJEELS SID,
Limekiln Club President Laments
Passing of the Simple Life.
LONGS FOR GOOD OLD DAYS.
AN ARCHBISHOP'S T0M&
Ottawa   Prelate   Is   Laid   in   Costly
Crypt in the Basilica.
A notable ceremony in Ottawa recently was the interment of the late
Archbishop Duhamel, of the Roman
Catholic Diocese of Ottawa, in the
magriflcent crypt in the Basilica. The
cathedral church was heavily draped
with black and banners of purple and
gold, and hundred** of tapers illuminated the gloom of the stately edifice,
which wos crowded to suffocation dur-
More In the Family,
Catherine's mnternnl grandmother
died suddenly, and she found It hard
from the three-year-old point of view
to understand the new order of things.
A few days after the fnnernl she
was sent to visit an old family friend
thnt her mother might enjoy a day of
uninterrupted quiet. Very seriously
she related how they hnd put ber
grandma In n deep black hole and nobody could see her nny more.
Her hostess was profuse In her expressions of sympathy nnd tried to
Impress the little one thnt she, too,
would miss her grandmother very
mncb.
"Oh. don't lot It worry you." she exclaimed: "I've got anotber one."—New
York Times.
ARCHBISHOP DirHAMKL'S TOMB.
ing the requiem service. The ceremony
occupied some three hours, commencing at 9 o'clock with mass which was
celebrated by the papal delegate, Mgr.
Sbarretti, assisted by Canons Cam-
peau and Bouillon. The English oration was delivered by Archbishop Mc-
Evay, of Toronto.
After the final requiem ceremony
the remains of the late archbishop
were taken from the sanctuary to the
basement of the church and were
placed in a metal casket and laid in
a crypt directly beneath the altar,
where the remains of the late Bishop
Gigues also repose. Only the clergy
and the members of the late archbishop's family were present at this
ceremony. The libera was chanted by
Mgr. Lorrain, assisted by Canons
Cnmpeau and Richard, and the other
canons of the diocese acted as pallbearers. The funeral procesBion formed by the mnny clergy was a long one.
Arrived at the crypt, after brief pray-
e,-s the casket wae put in place and
was surrounded with cement, then the
marble Blab which cloaM the opening
was again placed in position and hermetically sealed, and the last act in
the obsequies of the late reverend prelate was consummated.
The crypt in which the remains of
Archbishop Duhamel are deposited
was built some 35 years ago and cost
$16,000. There is space in it only for
ihe two ecclesiastics now buried
beneath it
Brother Jones, Samuel Shin, Whitewash Johnsing and Waydown Bebee
Are Advised to Mend Their Ways Before It le Too Late.
[Copyright '1909, by Associated Literary
Press.J
Y frens." began Brother
Gardner of the Limekiln
club the other evening after the routine business ot
the meeting bad been disposed of, "I
do not wish to be critical, but as de
days go by I find myself lamenttn' mo'
nnd mo' de passln' of de simple life
of fo'ty or fifty years ago. I was
brung up ln de old fashioned wny, and
w
Abolishing Distance.
With  a flying-machine capable of
traveling 80 miles an hour, practically
the whole of Europe would be within
a day's journey of Berlin.
sMSMmsmssmssm
"FIB HBEb BHOKS AND HXR DRK85E3 FIT.
TKD BY A HAB."
I can't git used to dese newfangled
noshuns. Seems like de world bad
gone on and left me behind. Seems
like I had been laid up on de shelf wld
old fashioned things to dry out nnd
become dust
"It makes me powerful sorry to note
dat de cull'd people am cuttln' away
from de simple life far mo' dan de
white folks. Fo'ty years ago arter my
day's work was dun I sot down by
my cabin doab and played de banjo
and was mighty glad to know dat dere
was Inters and co'n meal ln de bouse
fur breakfast Nine o'clock wub my
bedtime, and I was up at 6 ln de
niawnin'. If a white man come along
while I was workln' In de garden It
wasn't nny strain on ine to talk wld
blm. I didn't have to rack my brain
fur big words. Sometimes I bad bard
elder to drink, but most of de time It
was only water. If fried oysters and
lobster salad had been Invented ln
dose days I had not heard of 'em. If
I had gone to de barber shop fur a
hair cut Mrs. Gardner would have
thought de jedgment bnd come. If I
bad come ln and found ber manlcurln'
her nails my knees would have wabbled.
"In dose good old days we ate off ot
tin plates. If company drapped ln of
an evenln' buttermilk was thought
good nuff to pass around fur refreshments. We all talked, but nobody
lugged ln Shakespeare and de dictionary. Nobody axed hlsself to git up
and sing or recite. De women talked
about callker dresses Instead of de
opera, nnd de men dldu't have any
patent leather shoes to shove Into
view. And wben de company had departed Mrs. Gardner and me didn't
sit up de rest of de night pltchtn' Into
'em and tryln' to make out dat dey
was on de way to de poo'house.
A Good Life.
"It wns a simple life, but n good life.
You could leave your spade and hoe
in do garden obernlght and dey were
right dur ln de uiawuln'. You could
leave de doab of your hencoop unlocked and de hens would be dur next
day. If we traded mewls we p'lnted
put de spavins, aud we neber come
bome at night nnd found dnt de ole
woman had skipped out wld some odder man. We didn't know nufHii nbout
politics and we keered less. When we
met up wld a strange man we didn't
wonder how much boodle he had got
away wld, but took blm aa an honest
pusson and gin blm a show.
"In dose ole days when Sunday come
I took Mrs. Gardner on my arm and
walked a mile or mo' to de meetln'
house. We all sot down on hard
benches. We all j'ined ln de slnghi*.
De preacher didn't squint and peek
around befo' bcgtnnln' his sermon to
Bee how many rich sinners was present, but he jest went right at It slam-
bang and hit right and left He didn't
say dat de sinner wnth a millyon dollars stood a purty good show of goln'
to heaven, while de sinner wld only a
dollar In his pocket was gwlne straight
to de roastln' place, but be put us all
ln de same pen. It was jlue de church
or sulphur and brlmstun fur rich and
poo' alike.
"Dar was newspapers in dose days,
and once ln awhile 1 got hold of one
and spelled de words out Dey spoke
respectfully of de government; dey
wnsn't full of pictures for de babies';
you might read a dozen nnd not find
a society scandal. Husbands and wives
'peared to be satisfied wld each other,
uud dere wnsn't any talk 'bout members of de legislature sellln' delr votes.
If do papers differed wld a man's politics dey didn't call him a liar and a
boss thief to show dat dey were right.
"My frens, when you renllze what
was and wbat Is kin you blame an ole
man  fur lamenttn' dat de day has
passed nebber to return? No mo' de
simple life. It was too Blow fur dis
generation. It was too old fashioned
to last Today eben de cull'd man
libra' ln a pole cabin five miles from
nny where am expected to hum de latest operatic airs and drop French
words now and den.
Faults of Brother Jones.
"Befo' us yere tonight am Brudder
Glvendam Jones. He am one of dose
who hns put de simple life beblnd nlm.
To keep pace wld de world he must
have linen collars, a red necktie, cuffs
and buttons, and dat diamond pin of
his nebber cost less 'n 75 cents. He
uses hair lie: be wears blue suspenders; he pays 15 cents for his socks. At
home he bus a cane and a plug bat
for Sundny use. He hain't happy; he
Can't he happy. He simply has to do
dose things to keep up wld de procession. If he should fall back eber so
leetle he would be a goner.
"Befo' us nlso nm Brudder Samuel
Shin. I know fur n fact dat be hung
to de simple life as long as be could
and only gib In wben be found de
pressure too much for blm. Last week
I bought some shirts for 48 cents each
at a bargain sale. Brudder Shin has
to pay a dollar apiece for his. De society In which he moves don't countenance bargain sales. Fur $2 I kin buy
at a secondhand store a coat dat de
governor of de state has got tired of
and cast aside. I kin put on dat coat
and do a heap of swellln' around on,
Sundny, but Brudder Sbln dasn't try
It on. If some one recognised him ln
de governor's secondhand coat he and
bis wife would take such a tumble ln
society dat you would feel de jar five
miles around.
"Ober by de stove sits Brudder
Whitewash'Johnsing. 1 knowed him
ln de old days, when de simple life
was good 'nuff for him. He bad no
aims or amblshuns to worry him. He
jest worked nnd ate nnd slept nud was
happy. If be found a cokemut In de
road he had a feelin' nf bliss for a
month afterward. At length de new
wny of llbln' took hold of his wife.
He hung out fur a good while, but be
hnd to gib In nt last. His wife wanted a cuckoo clock, a red plush sofa and
n rug wld a tiger on It. She wanted
to go to de theater, and she wanted
lobster salad befo' goln' home. Sbe
wanted phi heeled shoes und her dresses fitted by n man. Waal, she's got all
dese, but do you reckon Brudder
Whitewash am nny hnppler fur It? I
saw tears on his cheeks balf an hour
ago. and I have no doubt dat he was
thlnkln' of how he would have to go
home nnd drink wine and eat sweet-
cake befo' retliin*.
"Let ns not oberlook Brudder Way-
down Bebee, He bung to de simple
life until n yenr ago. He used to come
ober to my cabin and talk about It and
say be nebber would gib ln. But' be
bad to at last ns 1 predicted. Bis
wife and two gals pecked at him till
be could Btand it no longer. He bnd a
leetle money saved up for old alge nnd
was doln' fairly well at whltewashln',
but his family insisted dnt be go out
ot de blzoess fur delr sakes. He had
to go and git bis linger nails manicured
befo' dey wns satisfied, and den foi-
lercd a cane, a plug bat and pntent
leather shoes. He gin up his cabin
fur a fiat, bought a planner fur his
gals, and de bull caboodle of 'em go to
de theater once a week. When I called
at his place de odder evenln' on business I had to send my card up ln advance. Wben 1 got Inside 1 found gilt
clocks, paintings, stntunry nnd prayer
rugs lyln' around loose eberywhere,
and Mrs. Bebee and dem gals was so
strained up dnt I expected to hear
suntliln' bust ebery minlt.
Bebee an Unhappy Man.
"Make no mistake, my frens. Brudder Bebee am not a bnppy man.
He's got to appear at a soiree some-
whar one night next week, and be has
got to look like de owner of de Union
Pacific railroad, but If de case was put
to him be'd tell you dat he would a
heap rather come down to my cabin,
slip off his coat and shoes and sot dere
aud eat raw turnips wld me and feel
dat be bad got back to natur'.
"I told you lu de beglnntn' dat 1
wasn't goln' to criticise. 1 haven't I
have simply beld up some pictures to
your gaze. If you like dis newer way
of llbln' It hain't fur me to find fault
I reckon de good Lawd put us yere to
lib 'bout' as we wanted to, and If you
want clawhammer coats and lobster
salad dat's fur you to say. My old
woman has lately taken to wantln' a
blue parlor set and a clock wld a Cupid
on top, and dere have been reports dat
I wah glbln' in to her, I brand 'em as
false. De simple life fur me while I
lib, and dar will alus be pumpkin pie
and a glass of buttermilk fur any
member of dis club who draps ln of an
evenln'. Let ub now go our devious
ways."      M. QUAD.
A Scot In London.
THE MUFFSMEN WORE
They Were Decked With Lace
and Bows of Ribbon.
A FASHION OF OTHER DAYS.
Their Use Was Quite Common, Toor
and Not Confined to Fops and Dandies—Double Muffs Were Once In
Vogue—Extremes of Style In Sizes.
Muffs were Invented for the use of a
man. At least so the legend goes. It
seems a classic shade found the air of
tbe world so beastly cold when he re-
ascended to earth after his death tbat
bis hands were almost frozen.
Consequently It was decreed that the
slayer of the poor young gentleman
Bhould kill enough sables—evidently
sables were appreciated even ln those
early days—to make a covering for the*
frosted fingers. He did It, aud that
was tbe origin of the muff.
Even tf one Is not prepared to accept this account of the first muff as>
authoritative there la one thing that is-
certain. It la only tn very modern
times that muffs have been tbe exclusive property of women. Dp to the
third quarter of the eighteenth century men were quite as addicted to
tbem os women were.
In the wardrobe accounts of Henry,
prince of Wales, for 1608 the prices of
two muffs are set down. The most expensive cost £7, a very big sum In
tbose dnys, and is described as being*
mnde ot cloth of silver wrought with
purls, plntes and Venice twists of silver and gold. The other was a comparatively plain one of black satin embroidered with black silk, and Its price
was proportionately less, only GO shillings.
At tbe time of Charles I and Charles1
II. there was a curious fashion of double muffs, a small one for each hand,
something like a big loose cuff. The
single or ordinary muffs carried by the
English ladles of Hollar's etchings nr-
of medium size and made entirely of
smooth fur, arranged, as a rule, wit lithe hair running round the muff.
At the extreme end of the century,
after the advent of William of Orange,
men's muffs were still small and were
generally suspended from a ribbon
round the neck, bnt ln 1708 It seems to
hnve been more usual to loop the muff
to n cont button. There Is a widely
prevalent Idea, I think, thnt masculine
muff wearers Invariably belonged tribe dandy class—the fops, benus and
macaronies—but this was not actually
the case, althongh the fashion was*
certainly scoffed at by some contemporary writers.
Staid nnd elderly gentlemen carried*
muffa hnbltually. For instance, Dr.
Josiah Tucker, dean of Gloucester and
a famous political economist, waa so
attached to bis huge fur muff that be
carried It even when officiating at the-
cathedral services. Englishmen, however, do not seem ever to hare favored
lace frilled muffs such as were affected
by Frenchmen during tbe early part of
tbe eighteenth century, but contented
themselves with trimmings of ribbon,
bows, ndornments quite sufficiently effeminate, one would think.
Muffs, botb ladles' and gentlemen's,
varied much in size at different times
from tbe reign of Queen Anne onward.
In 1710 they were very tiny, bnt grew
somewhat larger during the following"
couple of decades. In 1740, however,
they had decreased again, and a little
later Horace Walpole wrltea of Bending George Montagu "a decent smallish muff that yo* may put ln your
pocket and it cost but 14 shillings."
But by 1700 both sexes were carrying
such capacious muffs tbat pet dogs-
were often concealed ln their warm recesses. About this time, by the way,,
muffs made of feathers were introduced by reason, it Is said, ot an unusual scarcity of fan IB the market
In 1780 ladles' muffs-men, except
snob eccentric fogies as Dean Tucker,
had by tbls time given up wearing-
such things—were,decidedly diminutive. However, at the beginning of the
nineteenth century they were again of
monster proportions and so continued
for about thirty years.
Two muffs of tbe year 1800 shown ln
a fashion plate of that year are of
long, shaggy fur. and tn the print one-
Is colored yellow and has a bow nf
purple ribbon In tbe center, while the
other Is deep brown and has no trimming. Another huge muff of rough,
dark fur Is shown lb a set of fashion
plates for 1803.
A few years nearer onr own time tbe
modish muff was large, fiat and so-
widely open at tbe ends that It could
have afforded but scanty protection to*
tbe wrists. One example was made of
ermine, a fur which was In high favor
from this time np to the mid-Victorian
period.—London Queen.
Burled Treasures In Morocco.
In Morocco It Is customary for a
man to bury most of his riches In a
place known only to himself. This custom Is practiced by all Moors, for tbey
cannot trust their own family, wbo
would murder tbem directly If It wero-
known where the money was, At the
death of the head of a family In Morocco digging operations commence at
osce, but seldom Is the -money discovered. There must be many fortune*
burled away ln odd corners of tbe
country. An instance came under the*
writer's notice at one of the coast
towns. During tbe demolition of a
house a considerable sum ot money
wsb found built Into the wall.-London
Graphic.  _	
Indignant Scot (as he reads the no- a_ person walking at the rate of font
tlcei-Na, na; I'll gang dirty first— miles per hour consumes 2,800 cubte
Taller. . Inches of air per minute.
- THE   REPORTER,   NEW   MICHEL,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA!
Charging the Enemy
By  MARTHA   M'C.-WILLIAM8.
Old Gib Bzell went swinging and
■tumping upon his crutches dowu the
street aud up the steps of hla store. It
was the biggest store ln town, thongh
not the smartest Joe Beenam, wbo
bad opened up the spring before, Just
-across tbe street, waa running old Gib
bard ln groceries and hardware and
leaving blm out of sight when It came
to knlckknackB or dry goods pure and
simple.
A man who half knew looked after
old Gib, then across at the sign of bis
young rival, and murmured half to blmself, "What a pity!" Another man
who knew also looked, listened to the
exclamation and answered It, sticking
out his chin as he spoke, "Better say,
•What a shame!'"
"What's a shame, doc?" a third said,
coming up behind them. Dr. Waters
smiled balf grimly. "I'm not quite
sure. It seems to be the hitch ln the
course of a true love," he answered.
Lew Bayne, ihe mun who bad spoken first, shook his bead energetically,
"I meant that poor old fellow's legs,"
he said. "I suppose, doc, It's certain
he'll never walk again."
"Now you've got me," the doctor
•protested. "I'd risk my professional
reputation that fall be got on the sleety
pavement did no worse barm to his
shrunken shanks than bnrk them up
pretty generally. There —ere bruises,
of course, and on the shoulder and Bide
as well. I told him be'd be out and
about ln plenty of time for the Christmas trade, but from the first he stood
me up and down that he'd never take
another steady step, and so tar, I'm
bound to ndmit. he wns right There's
nothing on enrtli tbe matter with his
legs—nothing at least tbat I or the other doctors can see. Against that there
Is the fact that the minute he tries to
stand on them they do the Joint rule
act—double under hlm as though they
hadn't strength to benr up a spider.
The trouble must He ln tbo nerves. If
that's what you meant, I agree with
you that It's n pity. I thought you
had reference to tbe trick be's played
on Joe Beenam."
"What Is It?" asked Merton, tbe
third of the group. "You know I've
been away six months. Tell me all
about it"
"Not much to tell," Dr. Waters Bald.
"Tou know Florrle Ezell"—
"I ought to. considering she sent me
away," Merton broke In ruefully.
"You don't mean Joe Is gone on ber
like the rest of us?   I thought"—
"You've hit It" the doctor snid. "Joe
did Btand out mighty well against the
prevailing Infection, but a man never
knows what's coming to blm until It
lilts hlm square In the fnce."
"Lord! To think of Joe, the ■bombproof,' we called hlm I" Merton chuckled. "How did it happen? Tell me
all about It"
Merton, a newly evolved drummer,
had given whnt he would have called
"a comprehensive order." Dr. Waters
also chuckled ns he nnswered, nodding
bis head by wny of emphasizing bis
points: "Well, you see, It's this way:
Tbe hour struck for Joe when he saw
Florrle Ezell swirling around, a blue
tarlatan angel, In n waltz with Bob
Acton at the Pnttnn's party. Florrle's
a pretty girl anyway you see her.
That night she was particularly fetching! But that wasn't the thing. I Insist Joe's time had come. He knew It.
Soon as the wnltz was over he froze
to Florrie-dldn't get n yard away
from ber all the evening."
"It was a freezing time, as I remember," Lew Bayne Interrupted, with a
laugh—"lndlnn summer up to dusk,
tben a cold rain thnt turned to sleet
ln short order. Sny, didn't old Gib get
his fall that very night?"
"I'm coming to thnt If you'll wait"
the doctor ran on. "I tell you tbat wns
a sleet to remember. Joe, of course,
wouldn't let Florrle walk home, though
the Ezell bouse is only six blocks from
tbe Patrons'. No. slree! He telephoned
for the finest rig at the liver stable
and bundled all that blue tarlatan ln
it a* snug as you pleuse. I beard Florrle protesting thnt Bhe ought really to
wait for papa, but we all persuaded
her papa wouldn't think of risking
blmself upon pavement like glnss. We
ougbt to have known better. Old Gib!
always does the thing tbat any otber:
man would let alone."
"Bet a bat he came," Merton said,
chuckling more tban ever.
"You win—from yourself," Dr. Waters answered. "He came, be didn't
see his daughter, be went back swearing like a trooper, though he Is a deacon, and be fell right before Master
Joe's fine rig, coming back from leaving Miss Florrle safe at tbe gate. Of
course Joe picked blm up and carried
him borne. Equally, of course, old Gib
hates him for doing It By the time I
got to blm next morning he was fully
persuaded Joe wns at the bottom of
his fall, with Florrle as accessory; said
they ran awny and left him, hoping
he'd break his neck, so Joe could have
botb his daughter and bis store. You
know he dldu't tnke overklndly to
competition anyway"—
"That he dldn'tl Why, be even wrote
, to our credit man to keep a peeled eye
on Joe." Merton Interrupted.
"That's like hlm." Dr. Waters said.
"I tell you. boys, nature must work
along n certain line of compensation.
I'm sure she slapped into old Gib all
the small mennnesses due to two generations of Ezells—It may even be
three. His father was a fine man, and
his daugbtnr Is Just as good a womaii
as over wns made."
"About Joe, now?" Merton queried.
Dr. Waters frowned.
"Jo* courted Florrle with such a
rush that In i week they were en-
gaged,   Tbon be weul right 111 to old
Gib and bad It out wltb blm; told hlm
all about himself and hla business, hi
and out up and down, bnt tbe substance of it was be wanted Florrle for
his wife and wonld do whatever old
Gib said If only he could get her. Aud
then the old crocodile pretended to
cryj said Florrle was all be bad to live
for; he hoped Joe wouldn't press blm
for an answer then, nor. Indeed, talk
-jf an engagement until he was either
dead or blmself ngaln. You know bow
soft hearted old Joe Is and bow be
bangs on to bis word once be passes
It Of course he promised, never mistrusting the old wretch was playing
him. So there yon arel Florrle's worrying , and losing color because Joe
only speaks wben they pass by, but
doesn't come to the house. Joe's about
desperate, and old Gib Is fattening and
getting ten yenrs younger—on spits
and crutches. What tbe end Ib to be
nobody can guess."
"Can old Gib he shamming?' Merton
asked. Dr. Waters shook his bend. "I
thought so at flrst." be Bald. "But if
he is it beats anything in the books.
There's certainly nothing wrong with
hiB legs, except thnt they're a bit flabby. It's equally as certain he can't
walk on them. I think sometimes he
has hypnotized himself. If It waB just
deceit and whnt 1 call cussedness, I
would have been able before this to
take htm off bis guard."
"Well, I can nt least go over and
condole wltb Joe," Merton said, stepping across tbe street. "And maybe
sympathy will be worth an order," he
called back over his shoulder aa be
struck the store steps.
Although it was late March it waB
still nipping cold. A red Are roared in
the base burner Inside old Gib's store.
Old Gib himself sat close beside It bis
eye ranging all the miscellaneous mer-
chandlse which crowded shelves and
floor. His three clerks had been on
the Jump all morning, but toward noon
there came a lull. He waa about to
send two of tbem off to dinner when
the door opened wide and Merton
came tbrough, with Joe Beenam in bis
wake and Dr. Waters and Lew Bayne
marching solemnly behind. Joe's face
was white, bis eyes brilliant, bis figure
tense ba every line. Indeed, be looked
desperate, and his voice rang hard as
he Bald, stopping short three feet
away:
"Mr. Ezell, I have come to ask you,
bere ln the presence of these witnesses,
to release me from my promise. You
know well how It wns given—with a
to.al misapprehension of the troth."
*'You menu you want to take my
daughter as well as my trade and leave
me, a cripple, to starve!" old Gib
roared.
Joe set hla teeth. "I mean nothing
of tbe sort!" he aaid. "Give me yout
daughter and our bome shall be yours,
I will serve and care for you as I
would for my own father."
"Yon won't get the chance," old Gib
sneered.
Joe half turned to his friends and
whispered sepulcbrally: "Go awayl
Quick!"
"Going to murder me, hey?" old Gib
sniffed.
Joe stood very straight Tbe others
had slunk toward the door, witb the
awed clerks huddling after. They
beard Joe shout:
"it Is not murder! I shall give my
life to free Florrle fram your Intolerable tyranny!"
Tben they saw blm fling wide tbe
stove door and dash Into it whal
seemed like several pounds of gun*
powder.
Old Gib saw it too. With one wild,
whooping yell he leaped trom his chait
regardless of crutches, of everything
but flight rushed madly for tbe door,
darted through it and did not pause
until be came panting and trembling
to his own gate. As be clung tbere
tbe others overtook him, as breathless
ns blmself betwixt running and laughing.
Dr. Waters made a low bow. "If I
bad thought three pounds of black
sand would be so effectual I would
bnve had you well long ago," he said,
Merton dragged Joe forward. "11
you want to kick anybody, kick me,"
he said to old Gib. "I put this lad,"
patting Joe's shoulder, "up to playing
you that trick."
"Humph! I knew he didn't have the
brains for It blmself," old Gib snorted.
But though he bad found bis legs, he
was none the less old Gib. The fact
was proved by his letting Joe nnd
Florrle mnrry almost out of hand and
presenting them with both bis store
and bis blessing.
Water Vapor on Mars.
The much debated question of tbe
existence of water vapor in the atmosphere of Mars appenrs to have been
settled ln the affirmative by the observations: of V. M. Sllpber, corroborated
by those of Dr. F. W. Very, who estimates that Mara bas ln its atmosphere
nbout 75 per cent more water vapor
than exists In the air over Flagstaff,
Ariz., in the month of January. Mr.
Sllpber concludes tbat these observations favor the view that the white
caps about Mars' poles are composed
of snow rather tban of hoarfrost The
prevalent conditions on Mars, says
Dr. Very, are those of a mild hut desert climate, such ns Professor Perclval
Lowell has asserted exists there.
You Can
Defy the
SPRING FATIGUE ,
And nervous exhaustion, if you will
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Fatigue and weakness tell of weak,
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Are you going to go through the
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fatigue, the weakness, the feelings of
depression and discouragement which
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The nervous system is almost always exhausted in the spring. Your
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and the working of the other bodily
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Dr. Chase's Nerve Food is the greatest of spring medicine because it, is
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Dr. Chase's Nerve Food. 50 els. a
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A Needed Shower
Isn't that a lovely shower," exclaimed Mrs. Randall to her friend in
the parlor as they gazed out on the
sudden downpour.
"Yes, we need it so badly."
"Need it? I should say we did. It's
a God-send! Why, our golden-glows,
hyacinths and roses out in the backyard are shrinking for the want of
rain. The sprinkler can't take the
place of rain, you know."
"Indeed not."
"Oh, I tell you, this is just lovely!
See how it pours! And to think i|i,t
just when everything threatens to dry
up and everyone is praying for rain
nature answers these appeals and
sends us beautiful Good heavens!"
"What's the matter?"
"I've left the baby out in the yard!"
-The Circle.
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Uncle Ezra says: "It alius seems
foolish to look fur a needle in a liny-
stack, but sometimes in doin' it a feller hez run across a nest full uv lien's
Dysentery corrodes the intestines
anil speedily eats away the lining,
bringing about dangerous conditions
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the inflammation, and by protecting
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Those subject to dysentery should not
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remedy.
The Party He Belonged To
A matron of the most determined
chnracter was encountered by a young
womnn reporter on a country paper,
who was sent out to interview leading
citizens as to their politics.
"May I see Mr. ?" Bhe nsked of
a stem-looking woman who opened
the door nt one house.
"No, you can't," answered the
matron decisively.
"But I wnnt to know what parly ho
belongs to," pleaded the girl.
The woman drew up her tall figure
"Well, tnke a good look nt me," she
said. "I'm the party he belongs to!"
—Univcrsalist Leader.
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A Simpler Way,
"Of course she'll break his will?"
"No.   He didn't make any,"
"What?"
"That's right   She got all the stuff
awny  from  him   before  ha dleoV-
Cleveland Plain Dealer,
But He Did.
Her Mother-1 saw blm kiss you! f
am ferrlbly shocked. I did not for a
moment Imagine he would dnre take
such a liberty. Herself-Nnr did I,
ma. In fact I bet him a pair of gloves
be durvu't!
During the election campaign a candidate hired a cab to take him to nud
from a meeting nt which he had lo
speak. At the hall there was a crowded audience when he began his
speech, but it gradually dwindled to
one man. Pleased with the attention
of the listener, the candidate paused
in his speech and remarked—"I trust
that I am not trespassing on your
kindness, sir? I shall be done in len
minutes." "Ten minutes," echoed the
other, "I don't enre if yer tnlk all
night, so long as yer don't forget that
the keb's at the door."
Minard's Liniment Cures Garget in
Cows.
Vicar's Wife—There! I know it
would lie wet—simply because 1 arranged to have my garden party today.
Vicar (emlinrnssed, but constrained
to supply a more satisfactory reason)
—Well, my denr, you know we had
prayer Ior ruin on Sunday week.—
Punch.
A GREAT MUSEUM.
foe McCord Home Contains a Wealth
of Canadian Relics.
On the Cote des Neiges road, out of
Montreal, near Where tbe electrics
leave the highway for the Priests'
farm, there stands a classic Greek
icmple—the most interesting house,
perhaps, in Canada. For three-score
rears and more it has been known as
Temple Grove. Behind its Doric col-
innade one may come into contact
with all the great churchmen, statesmen, warriors, , nobles, explorers,
royageurs, and martyrs, who have
oeen identified with Canada for the
past 250 years.
The Temple is the residence of Mr.
David 'Ross McCord, a man who has
worked and toiled for a lifetime on
behalf of Canada—his native land.
Charmingly located is that pretty
treasure house among the oaks, the
slms, the maples, the pines and the
fragrant lilacs of Mount Royal. Its
pretty Doric colonnade recalls the
days of ancient Greece—the days
when arches had not been thought of.
It is a veritable poem in brick and
stone and wood, and its environment
of trei nnd flower and shrub only
adds tc its beauty and its charm.
That house is full of the most
priceless treasures—treasures in oil
and water color, in portraits and landscapes, in battlefields and forts, in
chateaux, and rains; in prints and
etchings, in memoranda and auto-
paph"., in letters and manuscripts;
in hooks and parchments; in guns and
arrows in armor and coats-of-arms;
in banners and battle flags; in marble
and china, in Indian ware and wedge-
wood; in relics and mementoes; in
furniture and curios, in scientific ap-
parti of a bye-gone day. These treasures have been literally gathered
from the four corners of the world.
The history of Canada for a period
of 250 years ib there—there in visible
and tangible form; there as it exists
nowhere else in the world.
The morale of the whole collection
is this- That, grand and unrivalled
as it is, it ie a mere shadow of the
knowledge of the man who created it.
Witho.it n most intimate knowledge of
history, his own pencil and the brush
of the chief artist he employed in
painting the oils would have been
utterly unconscious of the strategic
value of the scenes^they depicted.
It is still feared'in Montreal that
this splendid and intensely interesting
collection, as well as its collector and
owner, he coaxed away to another
great educational centre in Canada.
Attempts are indeed being made to
get it and him. Mr. McCord is chivalrous enough to sacrifice himself and
his family associations in the Province
of Quebec (dating back to soon after
his ancestors landed with Wolfe in the
surf at Lcuisbourg) in order that he
may have the satisfaction ot seeing,
in a National Museum, teachers accompanied bv their classes face to
face with scenes and names whicb
are otherwise mere abstractions.
More serious still, if death should
carry Mr. McCord away before the
assemblage of his work in such a museum has been made by himself, no
other mind will ever be -able to juxtapose these parts into a united educational whole.—J. M. B., in Montreal
Standard..
LONG SERVICE.
Some   Remarkable  Rtcords For Domestics In Great Britain.
It is sheer nonsense to say that the
modern servant is an aimless worker, aaid Mr. William Sly, the secretary of the Domestic Servants' Benevolent Institution, of London, Eng.
There are, oL course, black sheep
among them, as in every other occupation, but my experience has taught
me that so long as they are well
treated servants will seek few
changes.
We have on our books the names
of several hundred servants wbo have
been with their present employers
Ior fifty years or more. A few weeks
ago the following advertisement was
inserted in The Times by a mistress
who evidently knew how to treat a
servant properly:
Cook—On the 19th April, at 8,
Hamilton House, Hall Road, Hannah (Jane) Cook, in her ninety-third
yoar, for seventy-five years most
faithful friend in the service of the
late Mrs. John Abraham, of Clifton,
and her daughter, Mrs. Carvalho.
Miss Cook entered the service of
Mrs. Carvalho's mother, at Clifton,
when she was seventeen years old,
afterwards became Mrs. Carvalho's
nurse, and subsequently, when her
little charge grew up and married,
came to London with her as parlormaid, and remained with ber until
she died. For many years she had
been regarded almost as a member
of the family rather than a servant,
for her. long and devoted service endeared her to those witb whom she
had lived for so mnny years.
Miss Cook's record, although one
ol the' best, has been beaten by
several others. Miss Caroline Chipp,
who has just celebrated her 101st
birthday, has been a domestic servant for over eighty years. She was
"warded a pension by the institution a year or two ago, but she is
probably the oldest domestic servant living.
But even this long term of service
is not the record. Susan O'Hacnn,
of Lisburn, near Belfast, who died
in Jani'ary of this year, was 107
years old, and for ninety-seven years
she was in the service of three pen-
-rntions of the Hall family at Lisburn.
Co-operation in Canada.
That co-operation in Canada will
soon be a power and source of much
benefit to the masses of the people can
be judged from the progress made by
the Montreal Industrial Co-operative
Society, wliich recently completed its
first year on May 7. Starting out with
a very small capital and only 49
members, it has made such strides
that to-day it has a first-class Btore
and delivery system and 137 members,
and is steadily increasing. The members comprise principally old country
people who have Been and experienced
the benefits of co-operation in the
mother country, where distributive
co-operative societies have been developed to their greatest limits. Bui
lately the Canadian people are beginning to see the benefits of it and il
will he but a short time when cooperation will be as much appreciated
here as it is now in Great Britain.
Hon. F. D. Monk has done much to
promot-i federal legislation in favoi
of co-op?rative societies throughout
the Dominion. The member for
JacqueB Cartier, having made a profound study of the subject, sees the
benefits the masses of the people
would derive trom such legislation
and it is to be hoped that his efforts
will soon be crowned with success
and that lawn will he passed similai
to those existing in the British Isles.
Win* Growing in Ontario.
Wine growing is a branch of Canadian industry about which not very
much is heard, and it might be bettei
for its progress if the makers of wine
from Canadian grapes were a little
more assertive, and put their products
before the public with a greater de
gree of persistence nnd vigor. Thai
Canadian wines possess great merit
was a fact which was clearly demon
stratea at the Franco-British Exhibition in London last year, when several
samples of wine from grapes grown
in Ontario Province gained diploma*
and medals. If a greater measure ol
publicity were given to Canadian
wines, many of the brands of which
possess undoubted features of excel*
fence, and more uniformity observed
in the process of manufacture, there
is no real reason why in the neat
future Canadian wines should not be
come of much greater importance
than they nro now. To some extent
Governmental supervision is desirable
and it might bo worth while levying
a small nominal tax upon the niakert
in order to secure this supervision.
"The Amiable Peer."
A many-sided man is Earl Grey.
He has a command of several languages, is a student of political economy, knows liis ancient history like
a professional archaeologist, has
traveled round the globe several
times, is a splendid golfer, an excellent musician, and bus composed I
dozen ballads in the old English
style. His lordship is Known si
"The Amiable Peer, on account ol
his almost perpetual smile and
charming manner. Although an
ardent Imperialist, ho is a great advocate ot peace.
Race Wagers  In India.
The native of India wagers his
money according to the colors worn
by the jockeys and takes no heed of
the merits of the horses, or he will
back a horse ridden by his favorite
jockey, no matter whether the animal
is a rank outsider or not.
His ideas of gambling, in fact, are
distinctly novel. Some of the more
wealthy Indians, says Tit-Bits, form
rings and back every horse in the
race, thus gaining the satisfaction
of getting a winner every time, it is
really only of lnte years that the native of India has become an habitual gambler on the turf, and nowadays the bulk of the betting of the
various racing centres in India is
done by natives. Indeed, the authorities are becoming somewhat concerned about the growth of the betting
which takes place among Indian natives, it being asserted that as many
aa thirty lacs of rupees (about $1,600,
000) is lost and won in the course of
a season.
The ignorant masses have not a
great deal of actual money to wager,
but so badly bitten are many of them
with the craze for betting at race
meetings that they frequently wager
what little property they possess on
a horse, and if they loBe they simply
replace their loss by stealing a neighbor's goods. The consequence is^that
when the racing season comes around
the police are kept very busy dealing
with cases of petty larceny nnd other
crimes involving loss of property.
"Go It, Ye Cripples."
Sir Robert Hart came much into
contact with the ill-fated Gen. Gordon, in the days when the hero of
Khartoum was attached to the Allied
Army in China. On one occasion Sir
Robert met Gordon nt Quinsnn, and
the soldier held a review in his honor.
"The march-past," says Juliet Bre-
don, "wus unforgettable. Though the
soldiers were commonplace enough,
plain and business-like, the officers,
ol whom Gordon hnd about thirty ol
all ages, sizes, and tastes, usually de
signed their own uniforms, whicli
were sometimes fantastic, to say the
least. On this grent occasion you
may be sure none hnd neglected to
appear in the fullest of full dress,
with highly comical results. Indeed,
their efforts amused Gordon so much
that all the time they were advancing he kept repenting, as he rubbed
his hands gleefully together, 'Go it,
yo cripples I Go it, ye cripplea I'"
J. M. Barrle's Pipes.
A recently published interview with
the famous novelist and dramatist
eontiuns the following paragraph,
from which it would seem that Mr.
Barrie is more attentive than ever to
"My Lady Nicotine." "I spent exactly sixty-five, minutes with tho
great dramatist. When I entered he
was smoking a calabash pipe of generous propoilions. He smoked it out
in a purposeful way and laid it on
the inunlelpicco to cool. Then he felt
in liis right cout-pocket nnd produced
a handsome briar. This hu loaded
and lit. When it wna done he laid it
on the shelf and took out n second
briar Irom another pocket. He smoked it out, and then, assuring himself
that the calabash waa cool again,
went buck lo it. He smoked three
and a hall pipes within the hour, und
finished up with u cigarette."
King Canute's Church.
Canewdon is a small Essex village
whicli oncu held an important place
in the making of England, it was
here that Canute and hiB Danes won
that decisive victory over Edmund
Ironsides wliich gave the English
crown to the Danish pirate. The conqueror named its rising ground "Ca-
miU''a Down" (Cnni-wrion), and Rave
the five manors comprising tho parish to his son Sweyn. Embracing
Christianity, Canulo founded a church
at Canewdon, and to this dnv Canewdon gives ila name to a rural deanery
which includes Southend, eight miles
lo the soutli.-Westminster Gazette.
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Dighy, N. 8.
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The Canadian Pncific nro now running live palatial steamships each
week between Fort William, Port
Arthur and Owen Sound. The trip by
the Lake route is a pleasant one during the hot weather.
Conquest
Knlcker—We have ucliievcd the conquest of the air.
Booker—Except the hot variety.
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In and Around Town
Michel LocU celebrates here on
Labor Day,
The Board of Trade meets next
Tuesday night.
The Hungarian Society celebrate
here on Monday.
St. Paul's church is rejoicing in
a coat of emerald hue.
M. A. Kastner was married on
Tuesday to Miss Brown pf Fernie.
Mrs. Gamage, postmistress of
Michel, was in Ferine on Thursday,
C. D. Griflin of the Oliver Typewriter Co., Chicago, is bere ta-day
We will be in the office tonight
until 9 to sign receipts for'subscrip-
tions.
The Waterworks Co. bold a meeting in Somerton's hSU- on Tuesday
night.
The Canadian Club give a dance
in the new sclioolhouse oil Friday
night.    ■'
Rev. M. Wilkinson, of Fernie,
will preach in St. Paul's cjiureh tomorrow evening.
The Great Northern safe at the
Pernio station waB burglarized on
Wednesday night.
E. H. Campbell, of Lethbridge is
relieving Geo. Doyle, of ft. Burns
it Co., who has gone to Cianbrook
for u short while.   .
Joe Bartonia, while felling trees
on the mountain, about a mile and
ii half from tho tipple on Tuesday,
was instantly* killed by a tree falling on him.
Chris Maurer, whilst driving
down street on Tuesday evening,
apparently got scared at the actions
of the horse, and jumped. He is
laid up with a dislocated ankle.'
J. Telfor, C. P., R. roadmaster is
here to-day. Owing to an accident
to the steam shovel, thp grading necessary on the spur trapje at Nqw jii-
nhel, will havo to wait a few days.
R. P. Hell, Calgary; W. S, Webster, Seattle; Mr. A. Montgomery,
and J. M, Everett, Vancpuyev; and
15. H. Campbell, Lethbridge, were
registered at thu QinaaJ Northern on
Tuesday.
G. G. Moffatt, of Cree & Moffat,
real estate, insurance and financial
agents, Fernie, was rmre on Thursday. Mr. Moffatt was very favorably impressed with the growth of
the place, and the outlook for the
future.
A large gang of 0. P. R. workmen have been engaged this week
laying tracks and sjdjngs in the
yards of New Michel. It is hoped
the now station will make itself visible, and thnt the regular express
trains will stop.
Some of the mail-clerks on the
C, P, R. trains passing west require
to be prodded up. Last Monday
morning the mail bag for the west
was left, and the mail for here
was not. It is up to the inspector
to see that this is reversed in future.
L, W. Kribs, who is having a
well dug on his premises, while inspecting the work, stepped too near
the edge, whon the gravel caved in
and he slid to tho bottom, some
"ivelve feet. Ho escaped without
any damage, but it is not everyone
wbo can safely ride a landslide.
UNION
SECRETARIES
If there is no Union Printing
Offipe in your town, send your
work to1 the 'Reporter Office,
New Michel, (ind have it done
by the mari'who Unionized
the First "Printirig Office in the
Pa$s, and'have your jobs dec.
orated With that
BADGE OF HONOR
'  ''•'■" '■ '-'The -    i ■
One Cent a Word
Advertisements such ae ror Dale, To Lei, Lott
Fovea Wanted etc., inserted et the uniform
rate ol One Cent a Word.Each Insertion.
LOST AND fOUND
T 0ST.-VALUABLE :.' PEAlJit     NECKLACE.
*-* Flodor pleaso return to Itoiiurter ollice.   Lib.
oral reward.
HELP WANTED-FEMALE
HELP WANTED-MALE
WANTED-MISCELLANEOUS
NOTICE  TO  CONTRACTORS
FOR SALE
Iff ** rivt-   ilV   'I'll
' business district.  Apply ut tills olllco.
TO LET
NOTICE
AT ONCE!
A Reliable Local Salesman Wanted to
:"    ■ Keprese'nS'-'
Canada's Oldest and Greatest Nurseries
In Michel and adjoining Country
We have been shipping stock for thirty
years to British Columbia, and as our
trees are grown on "Limestone soil, they
ure acknowledged by experienced fruit
growers to be longer lh'ed, and hardier
'  than Coast stock
A permanent situation  for right  man
with territory reserved
Pay weekly.. Free Outfit.    Write for
particulars.
STONE & WELLINGTON
FONTHILL ISURSErslES
(Licensed by h. 'd.' Government)
TORONTO        - .        ONT.
For  First  Class
INVESTMENTS
Prince Rupett
Saskatoon, and
Lethbridge City Property,
Creston Fruit Lands, and
Farm Lands,
See, or write
MORGAN & McKAY
BOX 58      :      MICHEL, B. C.
The  Summit
 1    .- !   :
An Ideal Summer Resort
'■   'At Crow'u Nesi.''7
This hotel, situated'at Crow's
ISTest,' about eight miles from
Michel, is just the 'place to
spend a week end-and enjoy
yourself, ©ood boating, bathing, fishing'and 'Big menagerie ahd museum. •Fine place
t6 go to, to get away from the
daily grind. LeiiVe on Saturday evening's''express arid
back Monday morning in time
for business. ' ■ "*! '
■ Reasonable charges,
Andy Good, Proprietor
Sunday services
methodist chinch
MICHEL AND NEW MICHEL
SERVICES  EVERY   SUNDAY
NEW MICHEL, 10.4*5 a. m., in "room
over Somerton Bro's'store.     ;
MICHEL, Sunday School," 2.30 p. m.
Evening service,  at 7.30.    Band oi
Hope evpry Monday at 7.30 p.'".m,;.';
■'* • Rev. S. T. Clienoweth, Pastor,
The pastor and ofiiqials extend a cordial
invitation to you to attend these Ber
vices. , .  .• *■■  '  ■ i ■
ST. PAUL'S CHURCH
MICHEL,   B. d, '"'
Services—1st.' Sunday  in   tlis   month,
feoly Communion, 11 a!'ml
Every  Sunday! 'EvphSong, 7.30 p. m.
Sunday School, every Sunday, 2.30 p. m.
A. Briantrl. Crowtheri M. A.'i Vicar.
ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH
MICI3EL, B. C.
Sunday:    Low Mass,  8 a.  in. j  pigh
Mass, 10.30 a. m.;'SuhdEy School, 3
p. m.; Vespers, 4. to. m. "
Monday:   Mass, 8 al m".'
' Rev. Fr. Meissner, Pastor
L. P. Eckstein
D. E. McTagoart
ECKSTEIN & McTAQGART
Barristers, Solicitors Etc.
ECKSTEIN ^UILDING, FEJJNIE, B.C
Union Bakery
G, SOVRANO, Proprietor
OLD TOWN, -   -   - MICHEL
Fre,sh Bread Delivered Daily
Coffins
In stock apd made to order
Fred. Pomahac,
NEW  MICHEL
J. J. SCOTT,
. GENERAL J3LACK8MITH,
Horseshoeing a Specialty
NEW MICHEL
Business Bringers
II in slid the Coal Company arejasking
for tendon to cut timber on the hill opposite New Michel.
Don't forget thnt. you tan get the
Ko'iorlor for n dollar n year if yon hand
in ono oi those tags, before Septombor
KOth.   Do it now?
It is underslooil that a townsite will be |
laid out uliout sixteen miles south oil
I'orhiri at tbo junction ol the Milwaukee
and Grand Trunk Pacific,
If the basi'ball boys intend lokilig ad-
Mnitajre of Weber's oll'i-r to Hiipply the
ilaltclng finor. they hn.l heller set u dale
fer their dunce und i*ci busy, na the car-
tenters ure dosing in the sides ol tbe
building nnd the roof is on.
Board of Trade Banquet
Tho recent slur on the local press, east
by tJiot-e In charge of affairs at the Fernie Hoard oi Trade banquet, may be the
means of preventing such an exhibition
of ignorance again occurring. Surely
tbere were enough of the old guard left,
who were nware of the custom ary proceedings in similar cases, to have overcome tbe " fatuous imbecility" of those
who were instrumental in cutting out
Ihe complimentarles to the local press.
It is said thoy hud their reasons for doing so, but such an occurrence was not
the time to attempt to play even. A
friendly write up in the local press, Is
worth In dollars and conts, far more than
all the outside papers could contribute
and instead of antagonizing their friends,
the proper course, especially ' at sucb a
time of rejoicing should have been to
bave hud them all there, and used them
white ub is customary in all civilixod
communities.
As fur us we are personally concerned,
we douhl very much if we would  hnve
attended, even hail we had an invitation,
for we lack the glad rags good enough
to mingle with the relief fund aristocracy
lhat has sprung into existence since the
Fernie fin'.   It is hoped that all along
tire Pass, those who lukc part in  public
gul borings of every description will pro-!
fit by this, and if I bey want to see un|
account of their proceedings in the local
press, tbey will rcmomlier, when issuing,
their invitations, not lo forget their liest I
friends, the local editors.
Boorishncss on the part of the committee, ignorance of the nrmipoloiifc of
journalism may account Ior the past, bull
Rinding; Notice* Inserted under this Heeding
et the rete of Ten Cents e Line, each Insertion.   No ads inserted amount Locals.
QMOl'I* Crow's Nest Special nnd Extra.   Union
■J Made Cigars.
^TUPPING Tntrs. printed to order, Rood tough
° stock, at tin, Reporter ollice.
ENVELOPES.  Any Quantity, Hood stock, well
^ printed, at the Reporter office.
(-STATEMENTS, Printed nnd  padded  ns you
° wnnt them, at tho Reporter ofllco.
T ETTER Heads. Plain or Fancy. Any color
u Ink. Printed as you like them ut Uiu Reporter ofllce.
TH'SINESS Cards, Finest work In tho Pass.
u Any size and any color Ink you desire. Prin.
ted ot tho Reporter office.
PRINTING Ink. Wo can decorate your printing
1 iohs with any color or shade of the finest Inks
ln the world. For lino color work scud yonr
ordor lo the Reporter.
60   YEARP
EXPERIENCE
„ Mama j
DcaiONt
CorvR'.QHTa 4c. I
Anyone sending a sketch and description tntf
quickly ascertain our opinion free vliether sk
>*.—•«— «- protiablypatenla'-''-   '*- ■--
 conOdontlaU HAN
sent free. Oldest I
 ll» l	
InTsntlonJsprotii    ynateiileljlo.  Community
or aeourlri
    ueh Munn A Co. main
WiclatnellM, without sh'irgo.lu the *
tlou strictly   „,
tent free. Oldest agency for securing nateiits.
menu taken through Muun k Co. reocli
tl'auintf
Scientific American i
OQlatloo of any icletitlflo Joarnnl. Temn for
Canada, M.76 a y«r, -poitano propuld. Bold br
all uowKloiilcrB. M'(
1Q Men's puit^.   Kegu)ai-10,12414.   Special price $8?0Q
A pair of (JoqcI Braces into the Bargain.    ' •' ' -    '"
40 Paii-s Men?s Trousers,   Regular 2.50, 3M 3.50
'" '"'   Speciial Price   2.00
50 Do^en Merits Fleece Lined Shirts and Drawers
Special Price, eacji    .50
100 Men^s M Silk Ties.   Regular ,50c and 75c.
Special Price, p for   l.QQ
Thf largest, Stqck of Shpes for Men, Wpmej and Children,
'    at Pdces that Cannot be Duplicated
Remember   We   Are   Moving
.ii .   i   -. A;.....
from now oni fl>P course oi one 'of the
Fernie-papers should be rigi'd'y" enforced
—no complimentary tickets—no-wrfte-up.
Chief Makes o Capture
Afthur Sarapspn, phief of Provincial Police foi* the District of
South East Kootenay," was married
to ^rs. N. E. Iftickenzie. at Coeur
d'Alene City, Idaho, on Tuesday
last. Rev. Father I'urcell performed the ' ccrpmohy.— Feruie Free
Press.'
Mirl's Can'j Ride Astriile
In future women will not be permitted to ride astride in Qeofgia,
jf a bill introduced by Senator
Wright of Stewart county becomes
a law.
Tiie, bill provides that no girl over
13 yfiars qf age shall be permitted
to ride astride upon the public highway or in any other public place,
upon any horse, mule, ass, or any
other aninjal.
It dops not prohibit fpmale circus
rictera from riding astridp, in any
inclospd shqw ground or under, a
circus tant.
Yiqlatipn is punishable by fine and
imptispnment. Wright is a physician, and says the bill is indorsed
by the doctors of Georgia, who
claim that riding astride is injurious
to women
Might Have Been Serious
Owing to a bolt dropping out and
a broken whifllctree, Dr, McSorley
had the nearest approach to a runaway he ever experienced, Fortunately he succeeded in turning
the team into tho bushes alongside
the road, and averted a catastrophe.
Mrs. McSorley, who was in the rig
at the time was thrown out, but escaped with a few slight bruises.
Tho accident occurred a short distance below the Reporter office, on
Government road.
Japanese National Hymn
It has been discovered that the
Japaneso national hymn can be sung
to the tunc of "God Save the King"
or "My. Country 'Tis of Thee."
The words in English spelling are:
"O, wah-tah, nah-sy yam,
O, wah-tah, nah-sy yam,
Ah, nah-sy yam."
Try singing it and notice the tremendous effect upon the hearers.
Tin* Sparwood Lumber Co; has bought
Bcction of hind from the Conl Co., at the
junction of Michel Creek and Elk River.
They intend putting in u camp this winter and cutting off the timber,
E. Y, Hqldin^ Co7
Builders and Pontractore
Repairs and alterations promptly attended to.
Estimates pheerfully given.   .'.'.'.'.' .
New Michel
Lots for Sale all
Townsite, &tr°
by the only Real Estate man jn Blair-
TYlAvn        If interested, write for particular!
mure. *i    0f,|eB ?n Majn strMf
A, McLeod, Blairmore
THE   MEN'S
Outfitting.    storE
Will Open in a Few Days with an Up-to-date Stock of
Clothing, Furnishings, Boots & Shoes
We Carry Everything in Men's Wear
Watch for Our Opening c^nnouncerrieiit
BOYD & MUIR
GREAT NORTHERN HOTEL BLOCK
NEW MICHEL
Saskatoons are ripe.
(I. B. Stedman was in Fernie jester-
day.
W. I'.i'Uogera, of Cowley is now employed by Wright Bros.
A. JIcIj. Fletcher' of Hosmer has
hough out 1), E. Hughes at Crow's Xcst.
The E. V. Holding Co. has completed
a rlaiileni.'l* (or Ooo. Kometif, and it cer
tainly is ono ol the bust finished in town.
Jules Hurd, Louis Lanthier ond A),
Forthier of Hosmor, are hereon a fishing
trip.
Joe Kuniinski, late of Hosmer, is run:
ning the toad house at Hound
Prairie. .
Geo. 1'ushee received a handsome
present from one of his many lady friends
yesterday.

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