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VOL. 1.
NEW MICHEL, BRITISH COLUMBIA, SATPRDAY, MAY 22, 1909,
NO. 3-T
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lipfel JVlicfiel
T. Crahan, " •>    ?   :*    Proprietor
The Largest, Most Moderri
and Best Equipped in the Pass.
Michel, «■ British Cplumhia
House Cleaning Time
Now is tho time to give your house its Spring
Cleaning. The following articles will assist
you in doing so. , "'■     ■ ,
Furniture Polish, Liquid Veneer, Chamois Skips,
Insect Powder, Rug Poisons, Carbolic AcfdJ' Chlor*-
ide of Lime, Sulphur, Copperas, Boi'ax, $oapS, Silver 'Polish etc,, o'fp, ''''  ' ',• ' "'
KENNEDY'S
DRUG AND BOOK STQRR
NEW MlpHEL
WITH THE CITY DADS
Regular meeting of tjie Trades Committee met at (Jreat
Northern hotel on May 18, president,' T. B. Baker; secretary
treasurer, G. B. Stednian, and vice-president, A. J. McCool
in their ohairs.      ■■■'.■;.''.■,.
MJnutes of last regqlar meeting read and adopted.
Communication received from Crow's. Nest Pass Electric
Light and Power Co., re dumping ground, ordered laid on
table. .   ■ .' ,:   ■'   •. 7 . . .'   , ,
Communication received from Wm, Whyte second vice-
president C.. P, R., re; change of ii&me for' station at this
point. Moved and seconded that communication from Wm.
Whyte be replied to by secretary.-—Carried, .    ■ •
Communication received from W. Marchant, Inspector
of Customs, Victoria.   Ordered acknowledged and fyled.
Communicationreceivedfrom Supt. of Education re
school building for New Michel j advising that tenders have
been called for and that building would be ready for occupancy by August. Scott—McFarJane, that same be acknowledged and fyled. :  . :>   i ii
Thomson*—McCpol, that a vote of thanks be tendered
H. F. Weber & Son foritheir kind donation' Of box of cigars,
unanimously carried.  ' •■ '  '■'        '';.;!:,;     ,;
Moved and seconded that the secretary be instructed to
wrjte thegeneral mahager of tiie Coal'Coi'ipr6te6ting: against
any more business rights being granted, in what is known as
Old Michel.—Carried,''        / "■'>    v     ;   •■■     <   ■
Scott—Day, that secretary be instructed to wrjte Post
Office inspector requesting that mioney order office be established at New Michel in connection with post office here-
Carried. ""'!'•>' ■;•■'•■' ; .     ., .   ,;• :.'•
Meeting adjourned until first Tuesday in June.
Imperial Bank of Canada
* Head Office: tOrtONTO
Capital Authorized $10,000,000.
Capital Paid up '$5,000,000. Rest $5,000,000
Savings Bank Department,
Interest allowed on Deposits at Current Ratp
from Date of Deposit.
Drafts, Money Orders and Letters of Credit issued, available
in any part of the World!
MICHEL BRANCH," T. B. BAKER, Manaoer.
O J\ Lj JOj
For the month of May
WATCHES
COMPARE   THE   PRICES   WHERE   YOU   WILL
An opportunity never had bofbre in the Crow's Nest Pass,
of purchasing at such exceptionally low prices
' Jewel Waltliain, fitted in Hlvprode case. 18 size
' regular price $ 7.73.   Special for Slay, $ 4.1)5
Some   Government   Advertising
At tho Board" of trade meeting on
Tuesday, the fact cauie out that tenders
were being called, for the erection* of a
school building-'at New Michel. An advertisement is said to have appeared in
the Fernie papers to that effect. Our
builders and contractors haven't us much
as a look in, although a newspaper is
being published here, for some reason or
other the authorities appear to 'overlook
it when anything applying to this 'district needs publicity. It might' be said
that the provincial government gave out
theao advertisements to their own supporters only. Perhaps that's so, but in
marked contrast we notice the' Dominion
government uses papers published in the
locality where the work is reipiired to be
done, irrespective of the political com
plexiou of the editorial page. For proof
of this, see the Fernie Free'Press, Nelson
News and Coleman Miner, all staunch
Conservative orguns and all enjoying the
patroiiago of tho Liberal government at
Ottawa, but because tho Iioportcr is an
Independent sheet it is ignored by the
bunch. That's all right, we're not doing any kicking, but we certainly think
that when tenders for public improvements in a certain district are being asked for, the newspaper in the immediate
locality in which the work required to be
done, should carry tbe advertisement.
Of course if local publicity is neither
desirable nor requisite, the present plan
is admirably suited for tho purpose.
15 Jewel Wnltham, Silverodo or Nlckol case. HI size
regular pricp 10.00.   Special for May,    7.86
17 Jewel P. S, Bartlett, Silverodo case. IS size
regular prico  14.00.   Special for May,    0.00
Kl Jewel Vanguard, Njckpl cusp, lj) size
regular price 47.50.   Special for May,  40.00
Our Heavy Mine Watch
regular price    fi.00.   Special for May,    4.50
At a small extra cost wo fit the above in Fortune or Cashier cases.   A few Ladies'
li and 0 sizo Watches, fitted with 25 year Cashier cases, for $10.50
We give a written guarantee with each of the above Watches
enabling you to return if not satisfactory
Somerton Bros. ^a.   New Michel
41 Meat market Ltd 41
High-class Butchers
New Michel
All meat fresh killed—Prime Beef, Pork, and Mutton
Dairy Butter.   Mild-cured Hams and Bacon—Fish
in Season
Tho Store Where They Send What You  Order
2     Deliveries   Daily    2
Singer 3ewing Machines
The Best In the World.   Simple, Strong, Silent, Speedy
for sale at W. B. King's fruit store. New Michel,
Needles, Oil and Repairs.
F. J, Conroy Agent.
St. Paul's Church Social and Dance
The social evening and dance in connection with St. Paul's church, passed
off well on Monday night last. Many
have said that it was the best ever yet
given in Michel. The music was of 11
high order, being provided  by Messrs,
Bastian, Bauer and Sowell. The Women's Auxiliary provided 'the supper. So
much'rpinained over,- that the following
day, the day school were invited to a tea
in St. Paul's church ball. Tliey nearly
all accepted the invitation. - Still there
was enough. Our best thanks are due to
the Women's Auxiliaryand to Mr. Crahan for the use of tho hall. To Mr. W.
H. Hilton and his.fellow-workers belong
much credit for the great success achieved.—Com.
Great Northern
NEW MICHEL, B. C.
EVERYTHING   FIRST-CLASS
Cuisine Uqeurpuaod
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Bar Stacked with the flintt
Attendance Unexcelled
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McCool & Moore,   ','.   Proprietors
Coroner's Jury Verdict
Tho following was the verdict at the
inquest held on Wednesday, on thp body
of Guspar Kopola:
We the jury empanelled to qnquire
touching the death of Guspar KojVola do
hereby decide that death was paused by
h'oa'rt failure, brought on 0y excessive
drinking.
it. Humtt (foreman)
H. Clayton
Kobt. Clar.'..
E. F. Winch
W. L. Porter
W, J. Thompson
A. C. Murray, Coroner.
They Gave Them a Send-Off
Messrs. Allen, Montgomery and West-
eate Bro's. left for the coast on Thursday
A banquet was tendered them by the
boys at tho Great Northern hotel on Wed
nesday evening imd when the train pulled out on Thursday, some 200 friends
were at the Great Northern station to see
them off.
If you've got the price, yon can easily
hire some poor devil to blow your horn,
but if you're situated like most country
editors, you'll blow your own.
K
ING'S TT ANDYT^r ITCHEN
H&i Jm-j   Chocolates    JJL tSitu
High-Class
and Confectionery-
HQTpL   KOOTEIVAY
New Michej, B. C.
Laurensop & Roujjlas     -      -      -      Proprietors!
RATES $2.00 A DAY
Everything First-Class and Comfortable
Nothing but whiter labor employed
FREE BUS MEETS ALL TRAINS
If
Valley Beer"
Piite and
Pleasing"
Manufactured from
Canadian Malt,
Bohemian Hops
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. R. Station and tho Kootenay Hotel
Fare, Round Trip... '. '.	
Single Fare	
QEO. FISHER, Proprietoe
SLICK UP
Get Your Hirsute Appendage Clipped and Your
Whiskers Pushed in at the Great Northern Tonsor-
ial Parlors—You're next.
P. M. Mac Landers, Prop
NEW MICHEL.     Tobacco, Cigars, Nuts, Cider and
TO THE BALMORAL
HOUSE, if you want
Good Board.   :   :   :
Dray and Express Work Done.   -   -   Bus Meets All Trains
Most Reasonable Prices in town
White Labor Only Employed.
H. CARR, Proprietor
WHOLESALE   AND   RETAIL
LUMBER YARD
All Kinds of Lumber, Monldinga, otc—Fancy Windows,  Doors  anl1
Verandah Pouts in Stock and to Order.
Fernie Luniber CoM Ltd.   .<»  NewMichei
E. V. Holding Co.,
Builders and Contractors
Repairs.and alterations promptly attended to.
Estimates cheerfully given	
New Michel
»'..Tan I
AGE
One of the Sights of the Town
Meat direct from car to cold storage
No handling,   No dirty railway platforms.
New plant in running order.   Ii is worth your whilo to
come in and soe it,    Bvoryono welcome.
& CO.
LIMITED
The Business Kind.   That's What Keeps Us Busy.  Seel f>    V<M- -X"
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THE REPORTER,  MICHEL,   BRITISH COLUMBIA.
SUFFERED 5 YEARS-
W1THRHEUMATISM
Unable to Work for a Year-.
Cured by Gin Pills.
I have been troubled with Rheumatism
Ior 5 -fears, one of which I hare been unable to do any work whatever. Have
spent much money on other remedies until I purchased from my druggist, L. T.
Best, Kingston, one box Gin Fills on hia
recommendation. The result was beyond
my expectations. The first box banished all traces of Rheumatism. I now
keep Gin Mis in the house and take one
occasionally. My sincere thanks are due
you for your wonderful remedy which
hat done so much for me.
GEO. VANDEWATER, Kingston, Ont.
Friendly letters like the above, reach
■as every day. No other remedy has
ever had so many unsolicited testimonials in so short a time. There can
be no question about it—Gin Fills do,
cure the Kidneys. 50c. a box—6 for
$2.50.   At dealers or direct.
Dept. N.TJ., National Drug & Chem-
ical Co., Limited, Toronto. 121
Zoo on Handkerchiefs
Every now and then fashion decrees
that there shall be a zoologicnl outbreak. This season it takes the form
of every kind of winged, honied and
four-footed creature.
On handkerchiefs, umbrellas, blotting books, bags and notepaper there
are creeping, crawling, flying insects,
birds and beasts. It is the Inshion of
the moment to have something of the
kind on all one's belongings.
Beetles and butterflies appear on
dainty handkerchiefs, swallows and
mice and lady birds and owls meander over stationery; dragons and pen*
cocks are emblazoned on sofa cusli.
ions, kittens and Teddy bears decorate
the tops of umbrellas, while possible
and impossible creatures arc utilized
as hat pins.
Women would appear to have a penchant for natural history. At one
time there wns a craze for stuffed kittens tbat crawled over photograph
frames and another which caused
women to wear the heads and coils oi
various dead creatures slung about
their necks and depending from muffs,
while their waists and wrists were
adorned or disfigured with coiled serpents.
Dr. J. D. Kellogg's Dysentery Cordial is compounded specially to combat dysentery, cholera morbus and all
inflammatory disorders that change of
food or water may set up in the
stomach and intestines. These complaints are more common in summer
than in winter, but they are not confined to tiie warm months, as undue
lnxness of the bowels mny seize n man
at any time. Such a sufferer will find
speedy relief in this Cordial.
"Sad about the church organ licing
burned down, wasn't it?"
"Why couldn't they put it out?"
"Because none of the. firemen could
play on it!"
Mlnard's Liniment used by Physicians.
"Only think," exclaimed Fonderson,
"of the many uses to which paper is
now put!"
"I know," replied Noodlcby. "I wns
at the theatre the other night, and I
was told it wns all pnner. And it was
a line substantial-looking structure,
too."
"SftLlDA"
TEA
Is Delicious
Always of High
and  Uniform Quality.
Lead Packets Only. At all Grocers
30c, 40c, SOc and 60c per lb.
_./
SUNLIGHT  at  NIGHT I
produced hy
ALADDIN the WWNDKKFIII. LAMP
from common
COAL OIL   iKEimftKKK "-MittcM nnd
titii-iw ils nun nit" under mantle. The
iIip-iiiiM nrtitii'ial Unlit in Hilt-ten--*-*),
Nn li.'iit'i   li«M  olitnimililtt at hut
......    OilnHoi*. nolMilew, Henri, aim-
,.... ..ml HiiV.   Lihii'i [m;- for Knelt
n fnvr i-io'iOiH in wh'iiik oil. An
i.tunl liuht fort-tore. nffli-n or limine.
u>,!■■ for our fhbr LAMP lutruduo-
tnry offer.
The   Mantle   Lamp  Company.
H*|it. L. of Anu-rica.
JUi'iiU wnntol Everywhere,
HI Hniinatj-ne Ave,, tVlnulpe*. ;
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VICTIMS OF BLACKMAILING.
Some of the Schemes Framed Up to
Get Money Away From Royalty.
It is s.tid that no one in all the
world falls a victim to the snare of
the blackmailer more readily than a
meiiib,.!' of a royal house and in
spite of the fact that all precautions
are taken to guard royalty against
unpleasant experiences of that nature. If the blackmailer has the
faintest shadow of a "hold" it is impossible to fight it out in court and
the unhappy prince must grin and—
pay it.
The German Crown Prince is the
latest victim. When he was atPloen
College he struck up a friendship with
a young German noble, Count Hoch-
berg, who was also a student lit
Ploon. The friendship was kept up
after college days were over, ond for
some time letters were exchanged
regularly.
The count fell on evil days and
had to emigrate to America, where he
became chauffeur to a man named
Barnes. After some time he dropped
his "wn name and, having adopted
that of .Barnes, vanished from the.
sight ond hearing of his friends.
Recently he has reappeared—with
the crown prince's letters. These he
threatens to publish unless his imperial highness cares to buy them. The
prince's attitude resembles that of the
Duke of Wellington in a similar situation: "Publish nnd be hanged!"
He says there is nothing in the letters
he wrote to Count Hoehberg that is
worth paying a penny for.
Eecently King Leopold of Belgium
receievd an anonymous letter from
Liege saying that the writer was an
accomplice in a plot to blow up tho
royal palace at Brussels and to kill
the entire royal family. He demanded $5,000, which was to be placed at
the foot of a certain tree in the Kin-
kempois wood near Liege. In return-
he would reveal what he knew about
the plot.
The King sent messengers to the
place named with orders to place an
envelope at the loot of the tree ond
then watch what happened. Tho
watchers hnd not long to wait. A
man who hod evidently been keeping
an eye on them was seen to take the
envelope.'
The messengers promptly closed
with him and he has had an oppnr
tunity of thinking out fresh schemes
in prison.
The "Czar" of Bulgaria hnd once to
pay dearly to recover certain compromising documents He had left
some important pa"ers on his desli
and a palace offlciul glancing through
them discovered their marketable
value.
From the Austrian capital he wrote
demanding to bo "squared." Ferdinand set the Austrian police on his
track, but the blackmailer evidently
expecting this had already left to1*
Russia. In the end the new "Czar"
had to pay up and look pleasant and
vow to bo more careful of His dangerous secrets in future.
Some Authors.
The most cheerful author—Smiles.
The noisest author—Howells.
The tallest author—Longfellow.
The moat flowery author—Hawthorne.
The holiest author—Pope.
The most amusing author—Tickell.
The happiest author—Gay.
The most fiery author—Burns.
The most talkative author—Chat-
terton.
The most distressed author—Aken-
side.
The most fishy author—Foe.
The most severe author—Stern.
The fastest author—Swift.
The most frothy nuthor—Porter.
The mildest author—Lamb.
The gainest author—Partridge.
The lamest author—Bunyan.
The coldest author—Winter.
The gauntest  author—Hr.egard.
The most aristocratic author—King.
The most marked author—Murk
Twain.
The most doubtful author—Mabie.
The most rugged author—Hardy.
"Harness Life"
Blackens Harness, but does
not blacken the hands.
Goes right through the hard*
est, oldest Harness, making
it soft, pliable and waterproof.
Does the combined work of
Oil,   Soap   and   Dressing.
Docs away with washing Harness.
Makes Harness look like new.
Two Dollars For One Gallon Can
If your storekeeper doe. not
keep It, write "Harnen Life"
Department
CARBON OlfwORKS, LTD.
WINNIPEG, CANADA.
Manufacturer   of   "COWL   BRAND"
Oil Specialties.
The Wei*-ht of Touch.
A wonderful instrument is that
which has recently been invented for
the purpose of measuring the sense
of touch. The device consists of a
series of little disks, susp"nded by
fine, delicate threr.ds from wooden
handles, the last b'-ing stuck into
holes around u block. The lightest
disk is taken out r.nd brought into
contact with the skin of tho subject,
the Intter having closed his eyes. If
nothing is felt a heavier disk is em-
bloyod, and so on till thi* pressure
b'C'imi' noticeable. Through the medium of these disks it hns been found
that the sense of touch is acute on
the forehead and loninK A touch
of u disk weighing 3-100 of a grain
was observable on the temple, one
weighing 5-100 on the nose or chin,
and one weighting 9-100 on the inside
of a linger.
The Generous Scot.
An Edinburgh tourist arrived at
King's Cross station ono day, accompanied by his wife and dnughters and
an enormous quantity of luggage. One
of the porters attended to the latter,
taking about a quarter of an hour to
convey it to the cub outside.
When he was done, the canny Scot
produced his snuflbox and said:
"Man, ye'vo been very obleegin'.
Wad ye lak' a pinch o' snuff?"—London Scraps.
W. N. U., No. 742
Method  In Madness.
The visitor (watching a lunatic
wheeling a harrow upside down in
the asylum grounds)—"Jly dear chap,
that's not Ihe way to wheel n barrow! You should turn it the other
way up."
The Lunatic—"Wrong! Go down
one. I tried it that way, but they
filled it lull of bricks."
A  Neat  Retort.
"I thought," said the American who
was seeing Europe tor tho first time,
"that your people had a lot of interesting ruins over here?"
"Once we hod such things," the
native apologized, "but your hciresseB
have come over nnd hod most of them
put in good repair."
Untamable Tasmanian Wolf
About as untamable an animal as
ever came into captivity has been added to the London (Eng.) collection in
the form of a Tasmanian wolf. The
new arrival, the first of its kind received for a long time, hates mankind
with a deathless hatred and makes no
pretence of gentler feelings. It lies
coiled up in the remotest corner of
its den all day, even the offer of food
being an excuse for an outburst of
boundless fury.
The tiger of the southern continent
awes humanity little gratitude. There
has been war bet*.*, een them since they
first mot. Somewhat smallet? than a
wolf in size, with a dog-like face, a
long tapering tail and in color grayish
brown, with the hinder part of the
oaek and loins marked by black cross
bands, the thylacine, to give it its
scientific name, is a very distinctive
animal.
SLIPS IN P3INT.
Could Account for But Two
Tris story was told at a church banquet at Atchison: A boarder complained to the proprietor of a hotel
that he had found hnir in the ice
cream, hair in the honey, and hair in
the apple sauce.
"That is queer," said the proprietor,
"but I think that the hair in the icecream must have come from shaving
the ice; the hair in tho honey of
course came from the comb; but I
can't understand how the hair got in-
to the apple sauce. I picked the
apples mysell and they were all Baldwins."
Not to be Beaten
A lady gave a children's party, to
which a little boy of four was invited.
The next day he was giving some account of the fun, and said that every
little visitor had contributed either
song or recitation, music or dance, for
the pleasure of the rest. "Oh, dear,'
Jack!" said his mother. "How very
unfortunate you could do nothing!"
Jack (with bravado)—"Yes, I could.
I was not to be beaten, sn I just stood
up and said my prayers."
A GUARANTEE OF SAFETY
Most of the "soothing" syrups and
powders advertised to cure the ills of
babies and young children contain
poisonous opiates, and an overdose
may kill the child. Baby's Own Tab.
lets nre sold under the guarantee of a
government analyst that they contain
no opiate or harmful drug. They can
be given with absolute safety to a new
born child. They cure all those minor
ailments originating in disordered
stomach or bowels. Mrs. F. Young,
River Hebert, N.S., snys:—"I have
used Baby's Own Tablets for constipation and stomach trouble ond when
my baby was teething, and have found
them the best medicine I know of for
these troubles." Sold by medicine
dealers or by mail at 25 cents a box
from The Dr. Williams' Medicine Co.,
Brockville, Ont.
Fred—My dear Dora, let tins thought
eonsqle, you for your lover's death.
Remember that other and better men
than he have gone the same way.
Bereaved One—They haven't all
gone, have they?"
Holloway's Corn Cure takes the
corn out by the roots. Try it and
prove it. ,
We produce only about one genius
in a century, but a great and increasing number of those who can make a
noise like a genius.—Puck.
A Well-Trained Servant
The new servant had never once
been within the walls of a theatre
until the kind mistress gave her a
ticket one evening for a popular play.
She was willing enough to go, of
course, and went, but caused great
astonishment by returning home before nine o'clock. The story is best
finished by repeating the conversation
between the kind mistress and the
new maid. "Didn't you go to the
theatre?" "Indeed, I did that, mum,
an' it was mighty fine." "But why
did you not Bee the ploy out?" "Indeed, I did, mum. There were gran'
Indies in the boxes, and illigant gintle-
men next me, an' I had a lovely seat,
nn' enjoyed mcself lookin' at the
splendid pictures as much as anybody.
But when they took the picture up,
on' some ladies come in on' began dis-
cussin' family matters. T come away.
Sure, it wnsn't for the likes of me to
sit an' listen to family secrets. I hope
I know me place better than that,
mum."
" I understand that. Buzzer expressed
great regret when his motor cor hit
that ladj the other day."
"Yes, indeed. He broke one of his
new brass lumps."
Booker Washington, nt a meeting in
New York, attended by Mr. Taft, told
a story which is likely to cling to the
portly president. An old negress cook
in the south, who hnd cooked a delicious dinner for Mr. Taft during hi*
recent visit, was naked if she did not
feel grently honored at cooking for
such n grent man.
Aunty replied: "Neher done heerd
oh him bofor. Know nothln' about
him except he do look as if he been
reg'lar at his meals."
California ranks first amon^ the
Pacific coast states in the nmottnt of
electric power generated, with Wash,
ing:on second and Oregon thirl.
To hnve the children sound and
healthy is the first care of a mother.
They cannot be healthy if troubled
with worms. Use Mother Graves'
Worm Exterminator.
But three days elapses between the
time the salmon leaves the Pacific
ocean to nsccm the Washington rivers
ond the time "tit it is ncnrly canned,
ready for shipn ent.
Ask for Mlnard's and take no other.
A balloon flight of 1,102 miles, from
Vinccnties, France, to Korostychew,
Russia, in 1000, bus never been surpassed.
Typographical Blunders That Cause
Smiles or Frowns.
When a leading London newspaper,
in noticing the floating of a new commercial enterprise, spoke of the issuing of "100,000 snares at $5 each," a
statement which, however true, was
hardly intentional, the splendid fury
of the promoters of that enterprise
was fully balanced by the large satisfaction, not to say glee, of its enemies,
and no one stopped to think that the
innocent fact of the close juxtaposition in .which the letters "h" and
"n" stand to eaoh other on the typewriter of to-day or a slip on the part
of the typesetter in the composing
room fully accounted for the "error."
A typographical error may be an evil
thing. It is sometimes a very serious
thing, but it never fails of being,
from some point of view, funny to the
last degree.
The presence of the typewriter in
the newspaper offices of to-day has
done much to make easier the lives
of the author, the editor and the
compositor, but the typewriter, with
all its advantages, has no automatic
punctuating device, and the virtue of
the comma is amply illustrated by
the story of the Scotch divine, on extract from whose sermon as it appeared in a local paper reads:
"Only last Sabbath, my friends, a
young woman died in this parish
very suddenly while I was endeavor-,
ing to preach the word in a state of
beastly intoxication."
And over a poem printed in a
weekly appeared the startling comment:
"The following verses were written
more than fifty years ago by a gentleman who has for fifteen years lain
in his grave for his own amusement."
Unusual handwriting, however, haB
more to answer for than the vagaries
of the typewriter. "The greater the
author the greater the scrawler" is
only too frequently true, and it is
not always fair to put the blame for
this sort of blunder on the shoulders
of the compositor. Carlyle ami Balzac were two whose copy few printers
could read and none would handle
for more than an hour at a time.
Victor Hugo and Byron were impossibly bad penmen, and Sydney Smith
is quoted as frankly saying:
"I most decline reading my own
handwriting twenty-four hours after
I have written it."
STRANGEST OF BIROS.
Peculiarities of the Penrjuin Putties
Ornithologists.
Ornithological puzzles are the penguins, with their curiously shaped
wings and odd, unbirdliko upright
carriage. The peculiarities of their
wings suggest that the penguins are
descendants of birds which used their
wings rather than their legs in the
pursuit of prey under water, and as
the struggle intensified between the
oompeting individuals the most expert
at this sort of swimming would get
the most food and oust their less successful rivals. The winners gained
advantage over their neighbors in proportion as their wings improved as
swimming organs and, inversely and
of necessity, became less suited to
perform the work'of flight.
In all other birds the feathers,
though shed annually, are more or
less gradually displaced. But in the
penguins the new fenthers all start
into being nt the same time and
thrust out the old leathers upon their
tips, so that these come away in great
flakes. And, whereas in all birds save
penguins the new feathers as they
thrust th"ir way through the Bkin end
in pencil-like points, formed by investing sheaths, in the penguins these
sheaths are open at the tips and attached by their rims to the rootB of
the old feathers, and hence these are
held to their successors until these
have attained ". sufficient length to
insure protection against cold.
This curious device for retaining the
warmth afforded by the old feathers
until the new generation can fill their
places is annarently due to the fact
that penguins nre essentially natives
of the Antarctic regions, although
some now inhabit the tropical seas.
The Old Time Jury.
Grievances of present day jurymen
are mild compared with those inflicted on them in the past. Until the
passing of an act of Parliament in
1870 British jurymen were prohibited
item having meat, drink or fife (candlelight only excepted) while considering their verdict. In some ancient
courts they were even subjected to
physical violence. They were told to
"lay their heads together" as an indispensable preliminary to finding a
verdict. No sooner did the jury dive
beneath the level ol their boxes than
an usher, armed with a willow wand,
took up a position near them. II any.
juryman presumed to come to the surface before the verdict wos arrived at,
down enmo the wand on the head of
the offender.
Hash.
The old Greek word for hash was
made up of 170 letters and 78 syllables. It begins this way—lepadoche-
maohoselochogoleo, and so on to the
end of the 170 letters. Aristophanes
used the whole word in one of his
plays. It is supposed to take in all
the ingredients of this vague and
comprehensive viand which we in this
hurry scurry, time saving age, call
hash.
Rag Doll Tells Her.
One o( the oddest mascots in the
world belongs to Miss Constance
Collier, the famouB nctress. Upon
her pincushion iB pined a little black
bogey made of rage. Its owner vows
that when she is to mnke a success
in n new part the impish face bears
a cheerful grin, but if failure is to
bo her lot tho creature scowls.
A Woman Scorcher.
Perhaps the most expert and intrepid of living lady motorists is Miss
Dorothy Levitt, whose book, entitled
"The Woman and the Car," is attracting considerable attention. She
has driven a motor-car at the amazing speed of ninety-two miles an
hour.
How to Live 1,000 Years
Dr. John Fair, head of Boston's
newest cult, the "New Life," is certain that he has discovered the secret
of how to laugh at old age, and how
to exist not only for a hundred but
for a thousand years without pain or
sickness. He says 250,000 people have
enlisted under his banner. Here are
his rules for living to be 1,000 years
old:
"Always dress in white. White is
the prime principle of life. I believe
there should be a universal law making it a crime for any person to go
attired in black or dark apparel.
"Do not think of death; do not believe in death.
"Live principally upon vegetables
and nuts. Abjure ments, milk, oil and
flesh of all kinds, as well as all
stimulants.
"Sleep eight hours daily, exercise
eight hours, and work eight hours.
"A man's most critical hour in the
day is the thirty minutes before and
after meals. He. should absolutely
stop work a half hour before each
meal, and must not resume work until
a half hour after eaoh meal.
"Each person should be alone for n
half hour each day, not necessarily to
sleep, but to get his mind in a condition of natural and perfect repose.
"Sleep with your bedroom window
open every night all your lifetime.
Always have a draft in your room.
The largest uontoon bridge in the
world is in India, connecting Calcutta
with Howa, un important railroad
terminal and u tton and manufacturing center.
Iff
siiiLien
JUST THINK!
With hall the labor, and at
half the cost ot other sup,
Sunlight doea the whole
washing la hall the time,
yet without Injuring the
most delicate fabric.
The residue irom the garbage incinerating furnaces of several of the
smaller English cities is mixed with
quicklime and water and made into a
fair quality nf bricks and building
blocks.
An Enviable Post
"My dear," said the banker to bis
only daughter, "1 have noticed a
young mnn attired in a dress suit in
the drawing-room two or three evenings each week of-late. What is his
occupation?" "He is ot present unemployed, father,".replied the fair girl, a
dreamy, far-away look in her big blue
eyes; "but he is thinking seriously of
accepting a position of life companion
to & young lady pf means."
The largest gold nugget in the world
was found in Australia, weighed 2,195
ounces, and was valued at $43,500.
A baseball team can't win with a
pitcher full of beer.
IS WEARINESS
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W^H*»l">*-M*»»M*-M4''I»m'H
"The very fact that every one expects me to marry you," declared Clara
Adams, "la the main reason why' I
don't want to do It. It makes me furious to have your parents and my parents decide the whole matter far ub,"
"I am glad you feel that way about
It," Roger Armstrong declared heart-
lly-at least, the cunning dog succeeded well In assuming an appearance of
great heartiness. "Of course I was
willing enough and am now to marry
you to please our people, bnt I don't
want you against your will, you
know."
"That's It exactly," assented the girl.
She did not, however, seem quite
pleased. "Of course we'll be very good
friends, and all that, still, but we simply must show Independence. Naturally I'll be tremendously Interested
In the girl you marry, and I'll try to
nee that yon get tbe right one."
"And I'll be very much Interested In
yonr man," declared Roger. "1 hope
you'll be as happy as I mean to be.
I'm going to look for a nice, quiet little cottage on a nice, quiet little
street."
Tbe girl looked distinctly displeased
now, but sbe conquered herself bravely-
"Me, too," echoed she. "Another
reason why I hate to bave tbem arrange for me to marry you Is because
I know they'd expect us either to live
in yonr father's place or In my father's
borne.
"I want a little place where there
won't be a lot of servants and where
I can go into tbe kitchen and cook
myself without causing a miniature
scandal.
"I mean to have a hnsband that's
poor—that Is, not too poor—and that
has to work each day. And while he
Is gone during the day I'll fix every-
•ptrrrraa ais ami ahoond hub, he drew
huh close.
tblng nice and cozy and comfortable
for blm when In- comes home tired
out In the evening."
"You've got the idea!" cried Roger
somewhat excitedly. "Why don't yon
pick Out the kind of a pluce tbat you
want so That you'll have It all ready
wben you And the kind of man tbat
you want? I'll tell you what we'll do.
You pick out your prospective home,
and I'll pick out the kind of place 1
want for my wife. Tben we'll com-
pare them/'
"All right." laughed the girl gayly
and ran from the lawn, where they
bad been talking, up Ihe -uitb to tbe
big stone house where she lived.
Pursuant to their plan, tbe young
man met tbe girl tbe following after
noon.
"Did you And yonr home?" he naked
gayly,
"Oh, yes, I did I" she cried. "It's
tbe dearest little place Imaginable. I
fell In love with it at Urst sight. I
can hardly wait for you to see it And
did you Hnd your borne too?"
"I certainly did," replied tbe man.
"It's a dandy—a cozy little place buck
among the trees. Now all we need Is
the light man nnd tbe right girl. Hy
tbe way, you inoy be Interested-! saw
a girl this morning thnt looked to me
ns If sbe would make just the right
kind of a wife for me."
Clara did not smile so much at this.
"You aren't really thluklug of marrying her?" sbe gasped.
"Oh, I tbluk so," tbe man replied
easily. "Sbe looked very capable to
me."
"I bone you'll be satisfied wltb her,"
the girl said after a piqued little si-
lence. "I know I sball be satisfied
with my husband, He's mighty baud-
some,"
"What?" cried Roger. "You haven't
gone and picked ont your busband.
have you?"
Clara demurely surveyed Rogers'
countenance, wblch did not look quite
an Indifferent now, but betrayed decided annoyance.
"Yes," sbe replied. "I only realized
today that he's the only man I want.
Something-something brought my
feelings for blm to a decision all of ■
sudden."
"Well, I never!" ejaculated the mnn,
a pained tone evident In his voice. "1
-I never suspected that yon were really In love, Clara. Who—who is this
man?"
- A bright light came into the girl's
eyes as she surveyed his perturbation:
bat, nevertheless, sbe laughed gayly
"I mny tell you—some time," she replied, "bnt I'll not tell you now, for
here we are almost at my bouse. Isn't
It the dearest little place? See what
a big veranda it has, and there's an
other big one In the rear, overlooking
Ihe sweetest old fashioned garden."
The man gazed at the house once
and at the girl two or three times.
"Is this the house that you've picked,
out?" he asked filially.
"Yes," suld the girl.
"Well, see here," remonstrated he.
"It's rather cool of you, you know.
This is the very house that I picked
out for myself."
Some few minutes later the man and
the girl were seated on Ihe rear veranda, rather close together.
"You say you won't give up the
house to my wife and me?" Roger
•sited.
"Silly!" replied Clara. "Of course
I'll not."
''And, naturally," went on the mttn,
"I'll not give it up to you and your
husband. Consequently there's only
one wny out of It that I can see."
"What's thnt?" asked the girl, somewhat tremulously.
"Why, marry each other!"
A slow flush spread over the girl's
face.
"But that's Just what we don't want
to do.   Every one expects us to!"
At that moment voices come to them
from the Interior of the house. While
they hnd been seated on the veranda
some one had entered. Roger turned
to the girl suddenly.
"It's our mothers." be whispered.
The girl nodded.
"I'm so glad that we've secured the
lease on this dear house," one of the
voices said. "It's on Ideal place for
Clara and Roger to begin their lives
together."
The otber voice assented, then went
on, "I'm sn happy In their happiness."
. The voices trolled away as the
speakers went into another room. Suddenly Roger turned to the girl nnd,
putting big arm around ber, drew her
close.
"Dear," he snid. "don't you think it
would be a shame to bring sorrow to
them-nnd to ns—by not marrying
each other?"
Apparently the girl's answer was
satisfactory, for a moment Inter neither
of them appeared as though sorrow
could ever touch them.
PICTURE PUZZLES.
Figure It Out For Yourself.
Here Is the question: The governor
of Kgovjnl, a very mean man, desiring
to give a very small dinner party, invited his father's brothcr-ln-lnw. his
brother's fother-ln-law, his father-lu-
law's brother-in-law and his brother-
in-law's father-in-law. How many
guests were there?
Here Is the answer: None. The governor dined alone.
Here is the explanation: The governor was n widower, with a marriageable doughter nnd a marriageable sister. The governor's father was also n
widower. The governor ond his father
married sisters. Thus the governor
became his father's brother-in-law.
Tbe governor's brother married the
governor's stepdaughter: thus the governor became his brother's father-ln-
law. The governor's father-in-law
married the governor's sister: thus the
governor became his fnther-in-luw's
brother-ln-lnw. The governor's liroth-
er-lu-lnw married the governor's
daughter; thus the governor became
his brother-ln-lnw's fnthcr-ln-lnw. The
governor therefore dined alone.
Two Could Do It.
Basel, Switzerland, wns visited some
yenrs ago by nn adventurous Frenchman whose ruling passion was the ascent of mountains shunned by most
otber tourists who value at least tbelr
soundness of limb. He tried strenuously to scale the Gopoltenborn for
the soke of curving Ills name upon
the peak, but til his efforts were vuln.
The nest your he returned to the attack and eventually by taking many
precautions arrived nt tbe summit. On
his next appearance nt the table d'hote
he recounted his exploit to the company aud Informed tbem Hint he hud
planted on the spot n blue silk flag
containing Ills itlime embroidered In
large characters. An Englishman, who
hnd listened silently, rose from the table and marched ont of the hotel. Two
days afterward a parcel was delivered to the adventurous (Jiuil. He
opened It nnd found Inside liis blue
silk ling, wblch his English neighbor
ot the table d'hote hnd won from the
peak hy his own pluck aud during.
Why?
A little girl named Mary wns noted
for her propensity lo nsli questions.
So fixed was the habit Hint she seldom
knew wben she wns asking questions
nnd life became to her one prolonged
Interrogation. Her mother, slightly
worn by this pecullnrlty. sometimes
took the opportunity of speaking "a
word in season."
"Mother," cried Mnry. bursting Into
the room one dny, "wbat shall I name
the kittens?"
"I should think," said the tired mother, fixing upon her a meaning eye,
"you might call one of them 'Why'
nnd the other 'What.'"
The names seemed to strike the
child's fancy and were nt once adopted. But the moral refused tn stick,
nnd Indeed Its existence wns not even
suspected, as was shown n day or two
later.
"Mother," snid Mary Innocently, looking up from a prolonged cuddling of
her pets, "why is Why's nnnie Why?'
Lots Easier.
Bobby rushed out to meet his father
the otber night as he was returning
from work nnd said breathlessly:
"Oh, papa, 1 won't have to stndy
nearly so hnrd at school any more,"
Now, Bobby had been doing far from
well, and his fatber was pleased to
hear of the new Interest, hoping for
better things.
"How's thnt. my son?" said be.
"Oh, 1 got put back a class."
SEATED one day at a table,
I was having forty fits
As my fingers hovered nervous***
Over those Jig sawed bits.
I know not what I was hunting
To finish a soldier's face,
But 1 struok one queer shaped frag.
ment
That fitted that queer shaped space...
It linked all those silly features
Into one solid man,
And as 1 had finished his shoulder
1 began to see the plan.
It helped with the background also,
A sort of guide It made,
But 1 moved some other pieces,
And somehow it got mislaid. <
I sought, but I sought It vainly.
That one small piece so queer
That out of a hundred others
Fitted that soldier's ear.
I couldn't go on without It.
I fretted and fumed arid fussed;
Then somebody joggled my elbow,
And 1 gave up In disgust.
It may be that some time or other
I will try tnat thing again.
But not till I'm In an asylum,
And 1 doubt It I do It then!
—Carolyn Wells in Mew fork Life.
A Little Bird.
"What are you making, Charley?"
"A trap for tbat sneaky little bird
Hint's always telling you things about
me."—Browning's Magazine.
Deciding the Ownership.
Two bosom friends were at odds
over the ownership of an umbrella.
"I tell you it's mine," persisted tbe
first man.
"And I say that umbrella's mine,"
asserted tbe other.
"You're wrong. I've had It for six
months at least See the Initials
•L. S.?'"
"Yes, but they're not. yonr Initials."
"No. They're the initials of tbe man
I borrowed it from." — I.lppincott'a
Magazine.
He Was Bold.
The snd scenes on the Republic were
not wholly without hnmorous Incidents. A baldheaded gentleman was
accosted by a woman whose hair was
streaming down her back and who
nsked him excitedly If he hnd a comb
about blm. Describing the incident, he
says:
"l looked nt her very sadly. Then I
took off ray bat."—Boston Herald.
Her Impression,
"You seemed to be very thoughtful
at the dinner party last night," said
be.
"Yes," she replied, "1 wns. I couldn't
help thinking as I snt there listening
to you that you must have bad some
reason for believing nobody else nt the
table could possibly have anything to
say that would be worth telling."—
San Francisco Examiner. ,
Wife Finds Him Hanging From
Rafter a Dead Man.
MORAL  LESSON  IN   DEMISE
G
So the Good Deacon Spooner Tells the
Crowd at Snyder's Grocery Store, j
Philander Was Actually Smiling
When the End Came.
[Copyright, 1909, by T. C. McClure.]
ENTLEMEN," began Deacon j
Spooner as be took bis nccus-
tomed seat on the bead of a
sugar barrel In Snyder's grocery and looked around bim, "all of us
here this evening know what happened at the house of Philander Tompkins today. Most of us bave been up
there and gazed on the sad remains
and had a word or two to sny to his
wife, but for the benefit of the stranger among us I will say tbat Philander
Is no more. At 2 o'clock this afternoon
is bis wife went up Into the garret to
let out some quilt frames she was astonished to find her busband hanging
from a rafter. He bad been dead for
hours. There was no use calling on
him to return and take np the burden
of life, for he bad laid It down for
good.
"Gentlemen, we grieve that Phllnn-
ler has been removed from our midst,
but at the same time tbere is a moral
lesson in it that we must take to heart
md profit by. Ten years ago, when
t discovered that Philander was engaged to the female who Is now his
widow, I asked him to take a walk
with me over to tbe old elder mill.
When we got there we sat down In the
sun and had a long talk. I bad then
been married twice and was looking
tor my third wife. I thought a heap of
Philander, and I didn't want his matrimonial bark to go to pieces on tbe
rocks, as mine bad. I didn't know
much about the gal be was to marry,
but I warned blm to put bis foot down
before it was too late and declare that
none of ber relations should ever come
lo live with them. I gave him my sad
experience and satisfied blm of the
Hangers In tbe path, and that was the
arrangement he made. Indeed, the
wife to be sold she hadn't a living relative that would want to live with
era. The future looked like a straight
He Knew by Experience.
A little hoy wbo had just tbls season
Joined Sunday school wns asked by
his mother how he liked It.
"Why," exclaimed Charlie disgustedly, "they don't know much. Tbe
teacher asked what was the collec',
and I was the only one who knew."
"And what did you say. dear?'
"Why. I told them pretty quick that
It was a pain In the stomach."
Light on the Subject.
"What's the matter, old man?"
"Tbe matter. George, Is that my gaa
bills are growing bigger and bigger
every month."
"No wonder, Johnny; your wife hai
to sit up so late nt nlgnt waiting for
you to come home."—Chicago Tribune.
Real Sport.
"Are you fond of shooting?"
"1 Just dote on It."
"What sort do you prefer?"
"What Bort?"
"Yes; what sort of shooting?"
"Oh, shooting tho chutes."
Clever Girl.
Co-ed—Why does Mabel Insist ajj
wearing short sleeves when long
sleeves nre again In style?
Fresh Stude-Maybe she Is afraid of
being arrested for carrying concealed
arms.—Wisconsin Sphinx.
The Cook's Decision.
The cook picked up an egg. She
looked nt It doubtfully.
"It's bud," she said.
She dropped It.
"It's worse!" she hastily added.-.
1'lcveland Plain Denier.
Kind of Him.
"Mr. Chairman," began tbe man
who Is unaccustomed to public speaking, "I-er—I—er—I—cr"—
"Well." Interrupted tbe chairman
kindly, "to err Is bumsV- Washington Herald.
"BR CAME INTO TBE BOUSE TO FIND HOBE
THAWS."
path of sunshine for the next forty
years to come, and tbe marriage took
place.
"And what happened In about two
weeks? I know from l'hilander'n own
lips. He told me of It half a dozen
times and always with tears Hi his
eyes. He came up from the tater field
to find his bride bathed In tears. It-
takes a heap ot tears for a bath, but it
looms she bad 'em and to spare. Of
course he wanted to know what wos
tbe trouble, but she kept on bnthlng
for half an hour before she would tell
blm. Then between sobs she brought
out a letter she hnd thnt duy received
from her motber In Illinois. The mother didn't went to come nnd live with
'em, but she hnd been hooked by n cow
ind wanted $20 to pay the doctor's bill.
The daughter wns crying because she
was afraid the husband wouldn't send
it
Heartbreaking Sobs,
"You see the p'liit, genllemen-the
Insidious p'lnt. The old womnn comes
creeping Into the lives of tbe happy
pair like a serpent ranking for high
grass. She got there too. Philander
couldn't stand the heartbreaking Bobs
of his wife, nnd thnt $20 was sent on.
A week Inter he came Into the bouse
to find more tears. He hnd found out
Ihnt tears cost money, nnd he had to
isk why they fell. It was a good hour
before he got the Information. It turued ont thnt his wife's brother-in-law
in Wisconsin hnd got Into a breach of
promise suit with a cross eyed wldder
ind must lunrry her or go to prison.
He wanted $10 to skip on. Philander
it first said he'd be gosh banged If he
would send It, but sobs nnd tears finally prevailed.
"Ten dnys finally goes by. and Phi-
binder comes to dinner and .finds no
Dinner ready. Instead he finds hi;
n\te In bed. sighing nnd moaning nnd
sleeping. What's the matter? It's the
•Mother og'ln. The wife didn't mean tc
lay n word, but her grief forces her to
■peak. The old woman bas been bit by
i snake this time and Is In tbe handy
rf two doctors nnd a nurse. Ten dollars Is the only tblng on earth thnt
rill save her. At first Philander snys
ihe can die and be banged to her, but
n-hrn his wife went Into hysterics and
he nnybors begun to come In be bad
•n give np.
"Tint was i little plan, gentlemen,
tna you can see tbat it don't make
much difference whether your wife's
relations live wltb yon or you bave to
support 'em at long range. Philander
;ome to see me about it, and I told
him to put his foot down and keep It
down, but I'm willing to admit that
It's a heap easier to give advice than
to toiler It. As I said before. I've listened to tbem sobs and seen tbem
scalding tears In my own bouse. Philander said he'd try It, and he bad two
weeks of peace. Then one day when
he had six hives of bees swarming all
at once and was bobbing all over the
orchard he sees bis wife come in
from tbe postoffice and rend a letter
and faint dead away on tbe veranda.
Bet .reen trying to blve the swarming
bees nnd bring his wife back to life be
lost the six swarms. Mebbe the woman wouldn't have recovered eon-
scionsness when she did if half a don
en of tbe Insects badn't turned in ana
helped Philander before taking tbelr
final departure.
"It wns tbe old tblng over again,
with a slight change of program. One
of his wife's sisters had married a
wire fence man, and he bad slapped
her chops three days after marriage.
Honor demanded that she must leave
him She could do It If Philander
would forward her $10. If not, she
would Jump Into the mill pond and
end All. Philander swore by the great
horn spoon tbat he'd see her in Texas
first, and for a day he stomped around
and looked fierce and determined, but
all tbe time he knew be'd be a licked
man In tbe end, and so he was. His
wife's sobs continued for thirty hours
without a break, and tben be gave In.
He gave In declaring that be'd perish
before .be'd send another dollar, but he
was talking through his hat. I'm telling you that no husband lives who can
beat sobs and tears and heartbreaking moans, backed up by tbe gossip nf
the neighbors to the effect that you
are a wife beater.
"The next letter thnt arrived conveyed the news that tbe mother-in-law
bad fallen off a haystack and broken
ber leg. If she couldn't get $15 In cash
within a week tbe doctors would set
the leg with the knee on the wrong
side, so that when sbe got able to walk
one leg would be going backward while
the otber went forward. In sucb n
case If she started for California she
might bring up at Phllander's instead.
Was Too Late.
"It was ten years ago that poor Philander slipped bis neck Into tbe marriage yoke, and during all this time
letters hare been coming from his
wife's relatives. He has bad 'em to
provide for, from tbe mother-in-law to
second and third cousins. He has hnd
to sell off standing crops and live stock
to do It, nnd he has bad to borrow
money nt high interest aud go around
looking like a scarecrow. I met him
on the rond a week ngo and tried to
put heart Into bim. In fact. I offered
him the money to run nway on. but be
looked ut me In thnt snd, solemn way
he has carried with him for ihe last
six years and shook his head. It was
too late.
"I could have told you tben what
was sure to come. Them relations nnd
letters and sobs nnd tears had woru
him out, nnd life held nothing more
for blm. Mebbe he might hnve waited
a day or two more, but this morning
he saw his wife put nn ber bonnet nnd
start for the pcstofilce, nnd that decided him. He knew she'd come bnck
with the nsunl letter, and he decided
to end all. 1 was one of those who cut
the body down. 1 looked Into Phllander's fnce tn see how he hnd taken it.
He wns actually smiling. It wus the
smile of pence nnd content. It wns the
smile nny man would smile ns he
thought of his sobbing wife rushing In
with n letter from some relntlon wanting $10 to get a new bottom pnt Into
the well and to find that the game bad
been ployed out. We shall bury Philander, mid we shall mourn his loss,
but if the moral lesson bere conveyed
falls on fruitful ground he will not
oure lived nnd died In vain."
M. QUAD.
PRESERVED GINGER.
How It Happened.
Some Ways of Using This East Indian
Sweet.
Preserved ginger Is one of those del-,
lcacles which might oftener be used
for culinary purposes than is tbe case,
Tbere nre many delightful dishes in
connection with which It may suitably be employed, while numerous
others into tbe composition of whicli
It does not actually enter, In them*
selves perhaps of a somewhat insipid
nature, arc greatly enhanced In flavor by being served with a dish of
preserved ginger or with a ginger flavored sauce. Ginger Junket Is one of
these dishes, aud a mighty easy and
dainty little dessert It Is, to be sure.
~at*
OINOEB APPLES.
To moke the Junket slightly warm a
pint of new milk, taking care that It
does not get really bot. Blood beat Is
sufficient. Sweeten to taste, a teaspoon-
ful of powdered sugar being enough
for most people, and sprinkle in a
pincb of ground ginger. On removing
from tbe fire add a teaspoonful of rennet Pour into custard cups or Into
a large glass dish. Wben firm garnish tbe top with a few slices of preserved ginger, and wltb It send to
tcble a dish of the same. A little
"ginger" may be Introduced Into a
plain pudding by using the following sauce: Beat tbe whites of one
or two eggs to a very stiff froth
and add a gill of whipped cream,
a tablespoonful of chopped ginger and
a sufficient vquantlty of tbe sirup to
flavor strongly: Ginger apples, too.
are delicious to serve for luncheon or
Sunday evening supper. To maki
them pare and core some good pippin*
and fill the cavity left In the center
of ench npple with n spoonful of chopped preserved ginger. Stand them In
a fireproof dish and pour over them a
U1NOEB JINEET.
sirup, either of sugar aud water flavored with lemon nnd with u piece of
green ginger cooked in It, or, If tbere
Is enough of the ginger sirup, tbls may
be used with the addition of a little
water. Bake till soft and transparent,
but not broken, basting occasionally
with the sirup. Serve hot or cold
with n little whipped cream garnished
with pieces of ginger,
lie—So you nre not working for the
itrcpt railway company any more?
Giraffe-No. 1 knocked down one
fare, and lliey spotted me.— Harper's
Weekly.
Modesty Versus Vanity,
A lime hen of modest meln
And not a whit loo fat
Just went, without a bit of fuss,
And laid an egg like tnat:
0
And when she'd laid that good ah
egg,
.lust like a modest bird.
Bhe went and picked her living up
Without a single word.
Another hen, much larger, too.
Who strutted and looked wise.
Just fussed about before she laid
A dinky egg this also:
And wben she'd laid this little egg
She had to have her aay.
go she went out and cackled, cackled.
Cackled half Ihe day.
—Yonkars Statesman.
WHAT MRS. GILMAN SAYS.'
The  Average   Woman   Is  "Patty"   In
Daily Life.
{    I rend nn article by Mrs. Charlotte
Perkins I'ilniau, entitled "Woman the
j F.nlgmn," suld a woman recently wbo
conducts the household page In a New
I York dally.    Mrs. Glluiaii Is always
. standing np for woman and sincerely
: so; hut. ns In this nrtlcle, she often
cries dowu the "house service" and
' puts the wider nut in the world life
above It.   She soys:
I   "The average womnn In daily life Is
petty and personal to the last degree,
i Yes, and what Is her dally life?   Does
It Involve the consideration of large
: nffalra,   the   broadening   complex   of
] world business?   Hardly.   It consists
In an endless rcpelltlnu nf the smallest
round of duties. In the narrowest personal relation.   The universal profession of women, house service, Is accountable for her pettiness."
What would become of our homes If
all the women could be fortunate (?i
enough to find "the broadening complex of world business?"   There is n
very Important field of usefulness still
for the lioracinnlicr, and It devolves
upon her uot tn allow her work to
I tyrannize over her nnd to keep the de-
tnii.'i   of   pettiness   under   subjection.
| Happily there are ninny hoinemnkcrs
i who do not regard their part lu tbe
| world's betterment us petty In ever so
small n degree.
I   If Hie hnmemnkcr Is not big enough
to regard her part of earing for the
| male members of ber house as linpor-
I ,'nnt, the coring for her children ns the
' thing nearest her henrt. and even tbe
' menial part of the work as her contribution to the greater development of
the race, I fear her Influence out In
the great outside world  referred  to
would he small Indeed.
Personally I prefer the distinction of
being "the power behind the throne."
Kvery one knows that clear thinking
nnd sound  Judgment depend  Inrgely
upon n good digestion.   If every home-
j maker could moke sure of developing
i sturdy   children,   reserve  power  nnd
\ strength   for   the   lirendwlnncr   and
I along with that produce nn nlr of ease
j nnd rom'crt In the home which would
counteract the trlnls nf the dny, making the evening a thing of pence ond
| content, what rensonnble Judge conld
call such a life petty?
i   Instead of crying down "house serr-
\ Ice" let ns try to cultivate s greater
feeling of pride In onr service. THE REPORTER,  MICHEL,  MITISH COLUMBIA.
The Opal
Serpent
By FERGUS HUME.
Aathor ef "Bte Mj/itsry 1 • Ha-uom Cab,"
"She Mandarin'* Fen," Ele.
Copyright.  IKS, by G. W. Dillingham Company.
(Continued.)
CHAPTER XXIII.
*JN  the   smoking  compartment,
which the three had to themselves, Hurd resumed his ex-
    amlnntion   of   Tray.    They
were now on their way to Liverpool
street, and thence tbe detective Intended to convey the boy to Pash's office,
in Chancery lane. Paul sat In one
corner much excited over the turn
events bad taken. He began to think
that tbe assassin of Aaron Norman
would be found, after all. More, he believed that Sylvia would yet Inherit
the Ave thousand a year she was entitled to morally, It not legally. Hurd,
In another comer, pulled Tray roughly
toward him and shook his finger in the
lad's face. The boy was sulky and
defiant, yet tbere was a trace of fear
In bis eyes, and the reason of this Hnrd
wished to learn.
"You're a young liar," said Hurd
emphatically, "and not a clever one
either. Do you think to play tbe
fool wltb me?"
"I've tele you all straight," grumbled
Tray.
"No, yon haven't Any one can see
that you've made a mistake. I leave
It to Mr. Beecot yonder."
"I was about to draw your attention to the mistake," said Paul; "yon
mean the discrepancy in time."
Master. Clump started and became
more sulky tban ever. He cast down
his cunning eyes and shuffled with his
feet while Hurd lectured blm. "You
know well enough," said the detective
sharply, "tbat the brooch was boned
by you on the very evening when the
murder took place. It was then that
Mr. Beecot met with his accident
Therefore you could not have given
the brooch to Mr. Pasb the next morn-
Ing, as it had been used on the previous night"
"Sha'n't say anythln' more," retorted Tray defiantly.
"Oh, won't you?" cried Hurd Ironically. "We'll see about that You told
that lie about tbe time to account foi
your knowing of the murder before
any one else did."
"No," Bold Tray decidedly: "I did
go to tbe shorp In th' mornln'."
"That you may have done, but not
to sell the brooch. Mr. Pash had taken it from you on the previous night."
"He uidn't," denied the boy.
"Then In that case you've told a
He. Pasb never had the brooch and
bas nothing to do with the murder."
"He did prig the brooch from me,
and be did kill the ole cove."
"Well, we'll see what Mr. Pash will
say when you accuse him," said Hurd,
"but I don't believe one word of It
It's my opinion that you gave thai
brooch to a third party on the same
evening as you stole it Now, then,
who did you give it to?"
"Mr. Pash," persisted Tray.
"On the same evening?"
Tbere wns no reply to this. Traj
set his lips firmly and refused t<
speak. Hurd shook an admonitory fin
ger again. "You can't play fast and
loose with me, my lad," he said grim
ly. "If you didn't part with tbat
brooch, you must be mixed up in tht
crime yourself. PerhapB you pinned
the poor wretch's mouth together. It'i
lust tbe sort of cruel thing a youn|
Cain like you would do."
"I didn't," said Master Clump doggedly. "You take me to master, snd
I'll tell him what I tells you. . He's tht
one."
Burd shook the boy to make blm
talk more, but Tray simply threw him
self on tbe floor of the carriage and
bowled. The detective therefore picked him up and flung him Into a corner. "You stop there, you little ruffian," he said, seriously annoyed at tht
boy's recalcitrants. "We'll speak again
when we are in Mr. Pash's office." St
Tray curled up ou the cushion, looked
aavsgely at tbe detective and beld bit
tongue.
"Wbat do you think will be tbe end
of all this?" asked Paul when Mastei
Clump was thus disposed of.
"Lord knows." replied Hurd, wlpini
bis faco. "I never had a harder cast
to deal with. I thought Hay had s
hand in It, but It seems he hadn't, bad
lot as he Is, asking your pardon, Mr
Beecot, since you're hli friend."
"Tbat I am not." disclaimed Beecol
emphatically. "There's a young law.
yer I know. Ford is his name. I weul
to see him ss to what chances Sylvia
bad of getting the money. He was at
school with me and remembered Hay
Be said that Hay was dismissed from
Torrlngton Bcliool for stealing."
"Didn't you know that yourself?"
"No; I had left the school. I wn(
ill at home with scarlet fever. Bui
Hay apparently always lias been a bni)
lot. He nnd thnt Krlll pair are welt
matched, for I believe the mother it
had even If the -laughter Moud Isn't
By the way. her oi-e?"
Hurd nodded. "1 believe she wai
fifteen at the time of the death of
I-ady Rachel. If so, she can't be legitimate or may uot be Ihe daughter
of Aaron Norman. However. I've asked my sister to look up Mrs. Krlll's
past life in Stowley, where she comes
from."
"But she wasn't married to Krlll at
Btowley?"
"No. But she lived there as Anne
Tyler. From the certificate she was
married   to  Krlll  at a  small  parish
ennrch twenty miles from Stowley, so
Aurora will go there. But I want her
to stop at Stowley first and learn all
she can about Anne Tyler."
"Beechll's the name of the parish In
which she was married to Krlll befsre
she came to Chrlstchurch," said Paul
musingly, "so I expect they lived there.
Miss Qlan might search also for the
certificate of Maud Krlll's birth."
"I told her to, and, failing tbat, she's
to search In Chrlstchurch. We must
get the certificate of birth somehow."
"Hurd," said Paul, rather diffidently,
"I hope you won't be annoyed, but I
have already.asked my friend Ford to
give notice to Pash to produce the certificate."
"Well," replied the detective, "you
might have told rae. But no great harm
Is done.  What does Pash sny?"
"I don't know. Ford has not let me
know yet   Here we arc."
This remark was caused by the
stopping of the train at Liverpool
street station. A number of people
were returning from their employment
in the city to the country, and tbe platforms were crowded. Hurd grasped
Master Clump by the arm and marched
blm along. But In the confusion of
finding his ticket at the barrier he
happened to let go, almost without
thinking. In a moment Tray had
darted through the barrier and was
lost In tbe crowd. Hurd sprang after
him and left Paul to explain. He hurriedly did so and then went out to see
If the detective had caught the boy.
Hurd was nowhere to be seen;
neither was Tray. The crowd was Increasing, and Beecot was at a loss
wbat to do. After waiting for an hour
without finding the pair he thought he
would go to Pash's office. It might be
that Hurd, having caught Tray, would
take bim there at once, leaving Beecot
to follow. So Paul got on to the Metropolitan railway and alighted at the
Temple station. Thence be walked up
to tbe office In Chancery lane.
"Where's Tray?" asked Paul of tbe
one clerk In the outer room, wbo was
writing for dear life.
"I don't know, sir," said the clerk.
"Be went out this morning and hasn't
been back all day. Mr. Pash Is
very angry with hlm."
Apparently Hurd bad not caught tbe
boy yet or If be had did not Intend
to bring bim to the office. "Can I
see Mr. Pash?" asked Paul, thinking
he might as well make some use
of his time.
The clerk Inquired If the solicitor
wonld see Beecot and presently ushered him Into the inner room, where
Pash sat looking more like a monkey
than ever. He did not appear at all
pleased to see the young man and
sucked In his cheek with a crabbed
air.
"Well, Mr. Beecot, what can I do for
you?" he snarled.
"You might be civil, in the first
place," said Paul quietly, taking a
chair. "You haven't behaved over
well to Miss Norman and me."
"Oh." said Pash coolly, "have you
come to reproach me with that?"
"I never waste time," rejoined Paul,
equally coolly. "I'll leave you to your
conscience."
Pash shrugged his shoulders and put
his feet on the rungs of bis chair.
"I think my conscience can stand
that" he said. "It's business, Mr.
Beecot business. By the way, I have
received a request from Mr. Ford of
Cheepslde to produce tbe certificate
of birth of Miss Krlll. What Is the
meaning of that?"
"I think you know very well, Mr.
Pash."
"I profess my Ignorance," said Pasb
Ironically, although he looked uneasy
snd wss apparently lying.
"In that case you had better wait
till you hear from Mr. Ford."
"Are you employing Mr. Ford, may
I ask?"
Paul nodded. "On behalf of Miss
Norman," said he coldly.
"Ah," sneered the monkey, "you
think you'll get the money."
"Walt till you hear from Mr. Ford,"»)
retorted Paul again and enjoyed tbe
baffled expression on Mr. Pash's wrinkled face. "By the way, sir, wny
did you not tell Hurd that Tray gave
you the opal brooch?"
Pash turned all the colors ot tbe rainbow. "Does that brat I took into my
office out of charity dare to say that he
did?"
"He does, nnd, what Is more, Mr.
Hurd Is bringing him here to make the
statement face to face with you. I am
determined to get to the bottom of this
case, sir, for Miss Norman's sake, nnd
the possession of the brooch forms an
Important link."
"How so?"
"The person who had that brooch on
the evening of the flth of July murdered Norman." suld raul calmly.
Push Jumped up and chattered like a
baboon in n rage. "Do you mean to accuse me?" be demanded. "Take care!
Take care!"
"1 don't license you.   Tray does."
"It's n lie—n lie"—
"Don't excite yourself. Mr. Pash.
You'll need all your xvl'.s to convince
Hurd. Tray accuses you. and Hurd
suspects you. I have nothing to do
with the matter."
"You put Hurd up to this!" foomed
Push, hardly able to s;>enk.
'Tnrdon me. Hurd Is working for
the reward offered by your client,
lion't you,think It was rnther foolish
of her to offer such a large reward,
Mr, Pash. even though Bhe did so to
avert suspicion?"
The solicitor changed color again, "t'
don't understand you."
I 'mil shrugged his shoulders and rose
to go. "Perhaps Mr. Hurd will explain." he snid and made for the door.
Push, with his monkey face mnch
perplexed, sat hunched In bis cbalr,
biting his fingers. As Paul laid his
baud on the koob he called him back.
"I can explain," be said nervously.
"Not to rae," said Paul coldly.
"V prefer to do so to you," ssld the
In'ivver hurriedly.
"Why to me particularly?"
"Because I don't think I have acted
very well toward Miss Norman, and,
as you are to marry her, yon may be
able to arrange"—
"To make peace, I suppose yon
mean?" burst out Beeeet. "No, Mr.
Pash, you have acted like a scoundrel.
You left that poor girl in the lurch as
soon as you found tbat Miss Krlll was
—as you thought—legally entitled te
the money."
"What do yon mean by hinting she
isn't?"
"Because you know very well what
her age Is," retorted Paul. "This matter will be sifted to the bottom, Mr.
Pasb, by my friend Ford, and If things
are as I think they are Miss Krlll
won't keep that money. You know
very well"-
"Miss Norman won't get the money
either," snarled Pash. "I know that
vefy well. Leastwise," he added,
"without my assistance."
"More of your crooked ways," said
Paul indignantly. "Tell what you like
to Hurd.   I refuse to listen."
As he spoke he opened the door and
found himself facing HUrd, who was
red and hot The detective stepped
into tbe office and as be passed Paul
whispered, "Hold your tongue about
the boy." Tben he turued to Mr. Pash.
"Well, sir," he puffed, "I have had a
Job catcbing up Mr. Beecot No doubt
you know wby I have come?"
"No," said Pash dryly; "I don't see
Tray,"
"Tray will keep. I've got him safe
under lock and key. Before bringing
you face to face with him I thought It
best to give you an opportunity of
clearing yourself."
"Of what?" asked Pash tn a brasen
manner.
Hurd looked at Beecot, who spoke,
"Mr. Pash knows very well tbat Tray
accuses him of the crime," he said. "I
told him so, and he professed bis readiness to explain to yon."
"An," said Hurd, "shut the doer, Mr.
Beecot. No need to let all London
know the truth."
"I don't know it," said Posh as Paul
closed the door and returned to hla
seat.
"Very good," rejoined the detective
calmly. "We'll assume for the sake of
argument that you did not strangle
Norman."
"That I certainly did not"
"Then you know who did. Come,
sir"—Hurd became stern—"this boy
Tray says he gave the opal broocb to
you. And I-believe be did. You would
not have taken him Into yonr office—a
boy off the streets and with a bad
character at tbat—unless you wanted
to bribe him to hold his tongue."
"I had no need to bribe," said Pash,
gnawing bis finger nails and rather
cowed by this direct attack. "The boy
did show me tbe opal brooch, and I
took it from bim to return to Norman."
"When did you receive It?" asked
Hurd, pulling out his book. "Be careful, Mr. Pash. I'll take down what
you say."
"I have nothing to conceal," said
Pash in quite an unnecessarily Injured
manner. "I had employed the boy on
several errands, and he knew I was
Norman's lawyer. On tbe evening of
tbe (Jth of July"-
"And the evening of the murder,"
said Hurd.   "Are you sure?"
"I'll take my, oath on It. Tho boy
told me that Mr. Beecot bad met wltb
an accident and that a blue velvet casa
containing a brooch had fallen out of
his pocket"
"It wss stolen," said Beecot hastily.
"Tray was not sucb a fool as to tell
me that," replied the Iswyer dryly,
"He said that he picked the cue up
out of tbe mud and took It home to bis
garret. His grandmother, wbo Is a notorious thief, wanted to get it and
pawn it for drink, bnt Tray ran away
with It and came to me about 5 o'clock.
He gave me the broocb and asked me
to take charge of It, as he expected to
get money for It from Aaron Norman,
who wanted It"
"Tray overheard my conversation
with Norman," said Paul angrily, "and
knew the brooch was mine. So did
you, Mr. Pash."
"Well," said the solicitor coolly,
"what of that? Norman was my client
and wanted the brooch. I Intended to
keep It and then see yon. so that a sale
might be arranged. Norman spoke to
me about the brooch several times and
wanted It for reasons you may not
know."
"Oh, yes, we know," said Hurd sardonically. "We know much more ,.mn
you give us credit for, Mr. Pash. Well,
you saw Norman about the jewel Inter
that evening. I suppose you intend to
tell us you gave him the brooch tben?"
"1 intend to tell you nothing of the
sort," retorted Posh after a few moments' thought. "I see tbat things at*
coming to a crisis, and I would like to
see Miss Norman reinstated In her
rights."
"Oh," said Paul Indignantly, "and
you did your best to give th* money to
Maud Krill!"
"Because I believed sbe was legally
entitled to It," explained Pssh lamely,
"But since—no." he broke off, "111 sag
nothing Just now. I alone can put the
matter right, nod I refuse to do so
unless I have Miss Normsn's promise
that I shall keep the business."
Paul would bare refused then snd
there, but Hurd, more astute. Interrupted his angry speech. "We'll ss*
about that later, Mr. Pash," he said
soothingly. "Mssnwhlle wbat did you
do wltb the broocb?'
(To be Continued.)
First Burglar—Halloa, Jim! Wfiy,
you look as if you had been in a railway accident since I saw you last.
What's wrong?
Second Burglar—I got into li bouse
Whore the woman was wnitin' up for
her husband, and she mistook the Inr
hlm.
Eggs will cook much more evenly
if tin; frying pall is covered.
FLOGGING AT ETON.
The Birch and Block Still Used  In
the Famous English School.
Flogging, or swishing, to give it its
proper name, like everything else at
Eton, is still conducted on the same
lines as fifty years ago. The birch
and block have never been supplanted by any newfangled methods.
Moreover, it is usual to present the
recipient of a swishing with a small
portion of the birch, partly as a
pleasing memento of the occasion
and partly to ward off any further
desire for wrongdoing.
A swishing may be the outcome of
several things. Perhaps the commonest reason for punishment is that n
boy has been complained of to the
head by the form master, the phrase
"compluined of" meaning thnt the
master is dissatisfied either with the
boy's work or general behavior.
Other backslidings are smoking nnd
cutting.chapel, the former being a
particularly heinous crime. Boys below the fifth form are attended to by
the lower master, euphemistically
known as "the flea," who has moie
or less complete authority over the
lower scl.ool. The "uppers," or seniors, are looked after by the head
muster in person.
In either case the proceedings do
not differ materially.
On the dny of the execution a pre-
positor comes around tn the victim's
clnss room and asks if So-and-so is
in this division. On the muster in
charge answering "Yes," the pre-
positor calls out, "Head master
wishes to see him after 12."
There is an ominous pause as these
dread words are uttered. The, master
in charge smiles grimly; the victim
iooks sheepish and turns white; the
other boys exchange significant
glances.
Twelve o'clock booms out all too
soon. As the class clatters out down
the stairs the victim's friends cluster
around him and overwhelm him with
hints and titbits of information. Does
iie know the head's always in a worse
"bait" on Monday? Did hn see that
new lot of birches that went up only
the other day? and so on. It is a
horrid, heartless world.
. Arrived in the execution chamber,
he is confronted with the two pre-
positors, whose duty it is to "hold
down,", an office which is generally
rather a sinecure, though occasionally boys have been known to struggle
ferociously. The hend master now
nnoenrs and in solemn accents soys,
"Kneel there, boy," indicating the
block as he spenks.
Over the next few seconds one mny
draw a veil. Enough to say that in
the majority of cases three or four
strokes are held to be sufficient.
A GIFTED THEOLOGIAN.
Prof. Denney of Glasgow Is Now
Visiting In Canada.
Prof. James Denney, D.D., of the
United Free Church College, Glasgow,
who is now on a visit to Canada,
stands in the very front rank of English-speaking theologians. He is an
expert in philosophy and systematic
theology with few equals. His contributions   to  theological  study   and
PROF. DENNEY.
literature ere based on en exact and
scholarly exegesis, in which he is an
acknowledged master. There are few
men in Britain, and none in America,
who combine to so high a degree exe-
getical scholarship, philosophical
power nnd evangelical fervor as does
Dr. Denney.
His name was ot one time connected with the vacancy in Knox College
created by the death of the lata
Principal Cnven, and he gave, the
proposal serious nnd sympathetic consideration. He has visited Canada
several times. On this trip he giveB
courses of lectures ut Halifax and
at Vancouver, and may also be heard
in Montreal, Toronto and Winnipeg.
He is a man of intense niornl earnestness, and stands for evangelical truth
embodied in an evangelical life.
Snake Poison Antidote,
Every year Ihe Government of India issue's a report of the mortality
from snake bites which costs the sensitive reader a shudder. The number
of victims does not greatly vary from
venr to yeor. According to the latest
report, for 1007, no less than 21,41!)
human beings lost their lives from
this cause. Efforts are being made to
expand the use of the treatment recommended by Sir Lauder Brunton,
which,consists in making nn incision
in Ihe wound with a lancet nnd injecting permnngunntc of potash. This
treatment has given good results
where applied. Dr. Cnlmette's anli-
venenc has nlso been used with success. Not only human beings, but
many thousands of domestic animals,
are annually killed in India by snakebites.
Fatal.
A well-known London physician was
invited out to the country for some
shooting, but, although he tried several times, he could not hit a single
rabbit. "I'm very unlucky," he exclaimed, "I've killed nothing nil
day." "Never mind," said his host;
"writ" the n.bbits one of your pro
■captions I"
TROUBLESOME DINiZULU.
South Africa  Is Happy Now He  Is
Put Away In Jail.
The whole of South Africa breathed a sigh of relief the other day when
it was known that Dinizulu, prince
of the royal Zulu line, had been sentenced to four yearB' imprisonment.
For the last twenty-five years—
with on interval of eight years during which he was "put away" to St.
Helena os a carefully-looked-after
guest of the British Government—he
has been a thorn in the flesh of the
South African authorities.
He first appeared on the scene at
the death of his father, Cetewayo,
who himself helped to whiten the
hair of our statesmen. This Cetewayo
was in the custody of the British,
awaiting the occasion to answer for
his misdeeds, when (according to the
official version) he died of heart
disease.
The unofficial version goes that one
of the chief's numerous enemies managed to obtuin access to him, nnd
Cotewnyo's sudden death was the re-
suit of this visit.
Dinizulu wns sixteen years old at
the time, and he had been carefully
educated, under the care of Cete-
wayo's Prime Minister, a gentleman
rejoicing in the name of Mnyomane.
After a vain attempt to succeed his
father, Dinizulu appealed for help to
the Boers.
With the help of these he was able
to crush opposition, and the Boers
crowned him king in May, 1884, As
payment for their services the Boers
demanded to be presented with about
eight thousand square miles of territory, a demand that practically meant
the dismemberment of Zululnnd. Dinizulu haggled over the bargain, but in
the ond he had to give way.
To prevent the Boers grabbing the
whole place, we took Dinizulu and
his warriors under our wing, but in
the following year there was another
row. Dinizulu rebelled, was captured,
tried, convicted of high treason, sen-
tenced to ten years' imprisonment,
and banished to St. Helena.
He accepted the inevitable with
fatalistic calm, and settled down on
the famous island to make the best
of a bad job.
He wore Euronenn dress, copied the
manners of the English people around
him, and set to work to learn English. This last was the most difficult
task, and in despair he asked his
teacher what they did in England
when a scholar did not make progress with his studies.
"Oh, we make them stand on a
form," he was told.
Soon after his teacher saw Dinizulu gravely mount a chair and stand
there pntiently for some time, apparently in ihe hope that wisdom would
descend upon ■ him.
While on the island he made a
hobby of collecting liqueur-glasses,
nnd also—not unconnected with it,
perhaps—he developed an epicurean
taste for gin!
His greatest wish was to see London; his greatest fear was that—following, it may be, in his fnther's
footsteps—he would be poisoned. But
neither the wish nor the fear came
to pass, and after eight years' exile,
he was permitted to return to Africa.
He was given a residence and a salary of J2.500 a year; but after a year
or two he become restless again, and
troubles gathered thick.
He was suspected of complicity ill
three Zulu rebellions. The Government stood the first two. but their
patience gave out with disturbances
threatened in 1907.
The Government summoned him to
surrender himself, nnd he said he
would if they sent a conveyance for
him. A mule cart was accordingly
dispatched, and in due course Dinizulu orrived, the whole twenty stone
of him—for he has grown enormously
fat.
His trial has dragged on for months,
nnd it is snid to have cost the Crown
no less thnn ten thousnnd pounds.
South Africa is asking if there is any
chance of getting him to settle down
in a respectable old nge, or if there
is more trouble to follow.
THE NILE'S GIANT DAK
BRITONS   HAVE   WORKED   MIR-
ACLES IN EGYPT.
The Fat For the Fire.
When Lord Chnrles Beresford wns
in China one of the best servants it
was his lot to hnve wns a certain
Chinaman named Tom Fat. Unfortunately Tom Fn.t did not nlwnys devote his undoubted intellect to worthy
objects. He learned to imitate his
master's handwriting so cleverly that
he forged checks amounting to over
$10,000 in two years. And on one occasion, when Lord Charles wns professing a spirit of very broad tolere.-
tion toward the heathen of all denominations, one of his friends venture!
tn Iponire what he thought would h<*
the ultimate fate of his Chinese ser-
vnnt, whereupon Lord Charles instantly replied. "That fat will certainly be in the fire I"
Seaweed  Bread.
Mnnv lovers of seaweed hnve writ-
Ion with the conclusion thnt we need
never worry about tho wheat supnly
so long as there is the sea, says The
London Chronicle. A correspondent
tells us thnt South Wales finds a particular sort of preen seaweed on its
coast. After being washed it is boiled
down and made up—generally with
oatmenl—into cakes nnd eaten with
bacon. It is called laver bread and is
considered a great delicacy. So let lis
paddle with our children on our summer holiday nnd gather the year's income.
Needed Lots of Shirts.
"Pompo" is the nickname which
hns b"en bestowed upon Admiral Sir
Algernon Heneuge, who recently celebrated his seventy-fifth birthday. The
veteran admiral hns always been noted for his immaculate nttire, and the
rtory goes that he used to send his
handkerchiefs and shirts to a London laundress, no matter in what part
of the globe his ship might be stationed.
Three Rei-;ns a Lord.
Enrl Nelson, the present "Fnther of
Hie House of Lords," enjoys the dls.
tinction of being the only peer who
has held his title in threo reigns. Be
succeeded his father in 1836, wben
William IV. was King.
Huge Engineering Works on Ancient
River Have Made It Possible to
Go In a Luxurious Steamer to
Nearly 500 Miles From Cairo—Barrages Wilt' Irrigate Thousands of
Acres of Rich Lands.
There is no standing still nowadays
in Egypt. A policy of well-ordered
bustle prevails in the land of the
Pharoahs, and one achievement for
its improvement is no sooner accomplished than another is begun. Thus
the completion only a year or two
ago, of the great dam at Assouan,
and of the important barrage at Assi-
out, marked the commencement of
another big barrage at Esneh, which,
has been formally opened by the Khedive since 1909 came in. To understand what this means it is well to
visualize the position of these three
great dams in the Nile valley.
You can now, if it pleases you,
leave Cairo in an American three-
decked stern-wheeler which would do
credit to the Mississippi or the Hudson. On this great house-boat, fitted
with all the luxuries of civilization,
including concert and dancing halls,
you can ascend the classic river for
247 miles until you come in sight of
the lowest of the three works referred
to at Assiout, the point where, in 1884,
800 rowing boats to carry the British
Soudan expedition of thnt year, were-
put into the water.
The twenty-five yearB that hare
elapsed since then have made more-
difference in Assiout than the twenty-
five centuries that went before. Railhead was there in 1884, on the very
verge of deserts and of unknown regions stretching unbroken to the
shores of the great Equatorial lakes.
Now Assiout, a station on the Oairo-
Khnrtoum line, which will ultimately
form a part of the Cape to Cairo Railway, is a brisk manufacturing town,
nnd a busy mart for the produce of
the 300,000 acres of the Fayoum district fructified by the water impounded behind the Assiout barrage. That
barrage is 900 yards long, ond the regulated flow from its 100 sluices literally onuses the desert to bloom like
the rose. It was opened only seven
yenrs ago, and has nlrendy repaid its-
cost of about, three-quarters of a million pounds sterling several times
over.
From Assiout the steamer proceeds
240 miles further south, past the ruins
of Thebes, to Esneh, where the latest,
bp.rrnge is sltuuted. Its length is
about the same p.s thnt at Assiout,
but ns creation has been a mi'cji
tougher job from the engineering
point of view. Its foundations were
not begun until the very end of 190G.
when an army of about 10,(100 men
was employed upon them because it-
was essential that they should be
raised above high water level before,
the floods were due. This was accomplished under great difficulties owing
to the presence of running - sand,
which could only be combntted by the
use of mist-iron 'piles weighing almost
a ton apiece, which hnd to be made
in England and transported thence to
the spot whilst the work was in progress. The beginning of the dry sen-
son of 1007 saw the foundation on
either side complete save for n gap of
about -100 yards between tho two ends,
through ttbiah tiie Nile (lowed. This
was reduced, by the same means ns
belore, to about 2-iO yards; then the
river was porfially diverted, and the-
gap was brought down to 150 yards.
At this stage the final operation
called for Ihe highest kind of engineering skill and resource. The-
stream was in small volume, but its;
strength was concentrated in the narrow channel between the ends of the-
foundations and the whole of the river traffic was passing along this limited waterway. The traffic wns disposed of by directing it through a lock
which hod been constructed ulong-
side; then the river was tackled.
Piles were driven into the bod above
the gap, and to these boats were tied
from which many thousands of bais
filled with sand were thrown into the
stream, so roped together that they
caught upon other piles driven in lower down, and so checked the flow os;
to render it possible to insert two
rows of piles close together, from b°-
tween which the water was pumped
out and a space, obtained wherein to-
Iny the desired foundations. ^ Upnn
these the superstructure was raised to
carry 120 sluices, und n roadway 20'
feet wide; the whole work being accomplished in two months less thnrr
two years. From the flood of 1909'
onwards the Esneh barrage will irrigate 250,000 acres nf what hns hitherto been desert, whilst Esneh itself, unimportant town from prehistoric-
limes, will renew its lone forgotten
youth as the centre of a rich agricultural > area. It is said to be thr-
heollhicst plnce in Egypt, owing to-
the dryness nnd snlubrity of its nlr
nnj its equnble climate, so is likely
enougii also to become famous as u
sanatorium.
One hurdied -miles further south,
near the First Cntnract and 583 miles
from Cairo, the steamer reaches theorem*, Dam at Assouan, the most won-
deriul work constructed in Egypt
since the pyramids were built. Behind its massive wall, 1 1-4 miles in-
length, one thousand million tons of"
water Is impounded to supply over
six million acres of rich soil, whicb,
without, it, would bear nothing save a
few stunted plants. This Great Dant
is a monument of British engineering
genius und financial resource. When
it was planned the Anglo-Egyptian-
authorities refused to let the contract
for its construction except with th-v
condition tbat nothing whatever wns.
to be paid for it until after successful
completion. British engineers ami
financiers were found to face the immense risks involved in this stipulation, and now tho dam repays its flist
cost year after year to the Egyptian,
Government So successful has it been-,
that works nre now in progress to
raise its height 17 feet by building »
stone "apron" about six inches distant from its down-stream fnce, tho-
o!d nnd pew structures being pinned*-
togeihe.r by iron rod**-
 :	
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■f^HI THE REPORTER.  MICHEL.  BRITISH COLUMBIA.
H.B. CO, SELECTS UND
LOCATING    PARTIES   ARE   SENT
OUT TO GET CHOICE PARCELS
Balance of Company's Share of About
320,000 Acres of Dominion Government's Land to be Taken Up This
Summer—Party Will Travel Some
Five Thousand Miles on Their
Trip Through North Country
Edmonton.—The Beleotirh of approximately 500 sections of land, or
about 320,000 acres, the balance of
the Hudson's Bay Co.'s "hare of the
Dominion government lands, already
surveyed, north of the Saskatchewan
river, which will be picked from the
choicest of the land not al'cady fyled
upon as homesteads, will to made by
four parties of Hudson's Buy land
men who are outfitting this week at
various points in the northwest, including Edmonton.
The party which is now outfitting in
Edmonton, consists of only two m0*!
H. A. Bnyne, of Winnipeg, son of A
Bayne, inspector of lands for the Hud
son's Bay company, and E. Matheson,
surveyor, of Winnipeg. They viU
pick their share of the 600 sections, or
juBt what sections they can Incite
within the time set tbem, from tne
rich country tributary to the Grand
Trunk Pacific surveyed line to the
McLeod river, nnd also along the Pembina river to the Athabasca. Leaving
Edmonton, the party will go straight
west to the McLeod river.
They will not begin to look for their
choice pickings until they reach the
McLeod. Most of the land from the
city weBt to-this river has been ;ong
ago seized upon by the, hordes ot
homesteaders nnd settlers that followed the surveys of the Grand Trunk
Pacific. But there is a huge chunk of
virgin country west of the McLeod
and along the east side of the Pem
bina river, that will receive the close
inspection of the party, and thev expect to make some rich selections in
this particular part of the country.
Working back ,.iong the Pernuina,
the two men will tome east an:l pro
bably strike Lac m Biche country
before, heir summers work is done.
They will travel lour or five, thousand miles before *hey reach the capital again. And tlioy will have cinched
for the Hudson's Bay company at
least a couple of hundred sections of
the choicest of the lands in the whole
country to, the northwest and north-
oust, tributary to Edmonton.
FISH FOR THE PRAIRIES
The Slaughter in Turkey
Adana.—The estimates of from 20,000
to 25,000 Christians killed by Mohammedans in tlio province of
Adana made a fortnight ago must he
revised. It is now asserted thnt the
number can hardly reach more than
10,000. Thousands who were supposed
' to have been killed in the country
districts hove since come into some
of the larger towns for relief.
Nearly 50,000 persons hnve received
assistance from the foreign nnd Turkish relief committees or officials nt
Adana, 22,000 at Marnsh, 14,000 at
Hndjin, 30,000 at Mcrsinn. 2,000 at
Latakia, 4,000 at Tarsus and a comparatively large number nt Aintuh and
Alexiindrettn.
Fugitives from the villages or set-
tlements exaggerated their estimates,
through their fears, the extent of the
slaughter. There still remains, however, the fact that frightful brutality
wns practiced, especially towards the
women.
The Mohammedan figures of about
20,000 Mohammedans killed in this
province must also bo reduced.
Alberta May Have Automatic Phones
Calgary.—With a view to investigating the advantages of the automatic
telephone system, which if found satis,
factory will he adopted throughout
the province of Alberta, Hon. W. H,
Cusliing. minister of public works,
has left for Chicago and other American cities where the Btrowger system
is in operation. It is the intention of
the government to considerably ex-
fend tiie telephone system ill the
province this yenr.
Japanese Are Pleased
London, Eng.—The Morning Post's
Japanese corespondent expresses warm
appreciation nt the reception the
Japanese sailors received at Vancouver. They say it affords a ready
proof that the subjects of the mikado
nre accepted hy the colonial subjects
of King Edward in the most friendly
fashion as the partners of agreement,
the benefits many of which have not
yet been fully realized.
Coal Strike Conciliation Board
Ottawa.—The board of conciliation
and investigation established to inquire into the difficulty of the western
coal operators and conl millers ill
Southern Alberta and Eastern British
Columbia, and endeavor to adjust the
same, consists of Rev. R. N. Grant,
Fernie; Colin Macleod, Macleod; and
F. H. Sherman, Taber.
Barrett to Hang July 14
Edmonton. — Gary R. Barrett,
charged with the murder of Deputy
Warden Stedman, of Alberta penitentiary, on April 15 last, was found
guilty nnd sentenced to hang July 14
next. He took the sentence calmly.
An appeal mny he made to the minister of justice at Ottawa.
Carnegie Visiting Italy
Naples.—Andrew Carnegie arrived
here on Saturday, and wns received by
Signor Cupellini in the name of the
University of Bologna. The signor
lias arranged thnt Mr. Carnegie be received by King Victor Emmanuel on
Monday.
Bringing Children to Canada
Liverpool.—The Allan liner Carthaginian soiled on the 22nd Inst, with
l.'IO of Birmingham's street-bred children, consisting of 85 boys and 45
girls.
Important Move by the Domi-ilo*
Government Is Welcomed by
\ Pacific Coast Fishermen
Vancouver, B. C—In order to encourage the development of the Canadian fishing industry on the Pacific
coast, where the bounty system prevailing in the Atlantic maritime provinces does not obtain, the Dominion
government recently passed an order-
in-council granting a rebate of one-
third of the express rates on all shipments of fresh fish billed from here by
Canadian fishing companies or Canadian fishermen to any point in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.
This rebate or bonus applies to any
variety of sea fish caught in Canadian
waters, including salmon,' halibut,
oysters, crabs and clams.
Vancouver fishing firms and dealers
are jubilant over the proposed system
of rebates authorized at Ottawa. They
declare that it will drive American
competition out of the three provinces
and will also tend to stimulate the
consumption of seii fish there. The
prairie market hitherto has been a
small one, but with the rapid increase
of population is one. oi great possibilities.
Divorce Question in the Senate Again
Ottawa.—Senator Wm. Rosa, of Halifax, offered a resolution to the senate
declaring against divorce by porlia-
ment and favoring divorce courts instead. He had offered a similar motion last week, but it was ruled out on
the ground that it was not in proper
form. Senator Doss protested against
divorce by act of parliament.
Senator Ellis seconding the motion
said divorce was in operation in Canada, so it was not necessary to decide
whether it was desirable or otherwise.
Four provinces had divorce courts and
for the others the senate was the divorce court. In his opinion the senate
should rid themselves of that duty.
Senator Power disputed Senator
Boss' argument that the Catholic
Bible could be read to permit divorce.
Senator Power favored the present
system bscnuse it made divorces difficult to obtain, and* thereby restricting
them Were a divorce court established in Ontario there would be
twenty times as many divorces as at
present.
8enator Ross—What about the poor?
Senator Power said that poor people
did not seem to qualify for divorce
as wealthy people did. Senator Ross
withdrew his motion, saying he only
wanted an expression of opinion.
Western Elevator Company Extending
Calgary.—According to a statement
made by H. F. Gillespie, of the Great
West Grain Elevator company, of
Brandon, nineteen new grain elevators
are to be erected at different points
throughout Alberta.
Macleod, Granum, Claresholm, Civ-
ley, Staveley, Nanton, High River,
Crossfield, Carstairs, Red Deer, Alijc
Erskine, Stettler, Camrose, Buwif
Dayslanil, Killam, Strome and Sedge-
wick are the towns chosen and work
is to be commenced on the 'new elevators within a few weeks. The head
office will be established in Calgary.
There is $2,500,000 capital beninl
the Great West Elevator company,
which in reality is the National Elevator company of Buffalo, N. i..
which recently absorbed the Brandon
Suffragettes' Novel Method
London.—Shut out of the House of
Commons by the police, the suffragettes have found a new method of
getting literature, into the hnnds of
the nation's legislators. Chartering a
stcain launch, which they aggressively
labelled Dreadnought, and putting a
band on board, a party of women
steamed up the river a few days u^o
to a point opposite the houses of par,
liatnent. Here .the boat stooped and
the women attracted the attention of
the members on the terraces by singing "The Marseillaise." Suddenly
there was fired from the launch n
broadside nf rockets. These hurst
above the terraces, and a snowstorm of
handbills fluttered down over the
members.
Protecting Seal Rookeries
Victoria, B. C—Russia lias sent
commissioners to the Copper Islands
and Japanese seal rookeries In ccllect
data regarding the sealing industry in
North Pneillc waters and investigate
the incursions of Japanese railways
on the Russian seal, according to ud
vices received hero. When their report is received the negotiations witli
the Japanese government for a treaty
for the protection of seal and otter
in the North Pncific nre to he renewed.
Incidentally it is reported Russia will
sent representatives to Great, Britain
and tlio United States to approach the
officials at London with a view of
making tho treaty now in force between Great Britain and the United
States, applicable nisi* to Russia and
Japan.
Italian Gypsies for tho West
Montreal.—Something closely akin
to consternation reigned In Windsor
station when a party of gypsies from
Florence. Italy, about twenty in number, were taken from the Lnurentic
and put in a car bound for Saskatchewan. They were the most, uncivilized and unclean lot ever seen at
the Windsor. The women are decked
in all colors dear to the hearts of the
Florentine wnnderers. The men were
attired in a manner fearful and wonderful to behold. When asked by a
bystander if they were anarchists,
they smiled and bowed.
AMERIGANJEEF TRUST
BRITISH MARKET SAID TO BE IN
GRIP OF OCTOPUS
Close Investigation of Commission
Leads to Belief That a Strong Combine Exists to Gain Control of
United Kingdom's Source of Meat
Supply—Deep Concern is Expressed
as Result of this Discovery
London.—Fear that the American
beef trust is coiling its tentacles
mound the British market and also
gaining control of the United Kingdom's great source of meat supply,
Argentina, is expressed in a government report' recently made public.
The report is submitted by the departmental committee that was appointed in 1908 to investigote the meat
trade at home and abroad, especially
with relation to combinations among
packers and shippers.
Most of the trails the committee
found led them across the Atlantic
and into the Union stock yards at
Chicago. Volumes of testimony were
amassed with the aid of witnesses
gathered from all parts of the world,
and special investigators, secret and
otherwise, were sent abroad to run
down every feature of the inquiry
upon which first hand information was
desired.
And so, although-representatives of
the American packing houses who
were examined denied any combina-
tiori existed in the United States or
United Kingdom, the committee sets
down its doubts in these words:
"It is almost incredible that Armour
& Co., Morris & Co., and the Hammond Beef Co., the last named representing the National Packing Co.,
should be in combination in the
United States and in competition in
the United Kingdom."
The report nBserts positively 'the belief of the committee that a beef trust
exists in America and that the four
Chicago companies named are its components. Also, it Bays, tbe same four
companies are allied in such a manner
in England that they may eventually
gain absolute control of the Smith-
field market itself. Deep concern is
nlso expressed lest the grip of the
American meat trust on the Argentina
market will become so strong as to
put British shipments from that
country completely in their hands to
the detriment of the English importer.
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* WESTERN    CANADA   SHAKEN  *
BY EARTHQUAKE *
Calgary—Two slight earthquake
shocks were felt in the city on Saturday night and Sunday morning,
but, it wns only in tbe top stories
of high buildings thnt it was noticed, nnd neither one wns sufficient to cause any alarm.
The first shock    occurred    at
about 9.30 on Saturday night, and
lasted for about 30 seconds.   The
second   at   one   o'clock Sunday E
morning wns of shorter duration, t
and not so noticeable. ,
Telegraph communications from p
tbe east report disturbances in ,
that quarter, but no material .
damage has been done. ■
The earthquake shock was felt ,
at Winnipeg, lasting 30 seconds, i
The 'quake is nlso reported from >
many places in Snskachewan and <
Alberta. In some places the >
people fled from their houses in >
alarm. Houses rocked and crock- ■
ery rattled and broke. Points ■
from which the reports are re- -
ceived show the disturbance cov- '
ered an extensive area. Reports '
from North Dakota, Minnesota '
and Montana say the shock was >
felt there. Such an occurrence ■
was never ' felt in this part of ■
Canada before.
ROOSEVELT     VERSUS     TOLSTOI  TORONTO   TALKS    IMPERIALISM
Latter Wrote That Bryan Represented
the Party of Peace in the
United States
New York.—Ex-President Roosevelt,
in the current number of the Outlook,
combats the statement credited to
Count Leo Tolstoi that Bryan represented the party of peace in the last
presidential campaign. On this point
Mr. Roosevelt says; "Now, there was
but, one plank in the platform    of!
Many a Noble Sentiment Eloquently
Expressed Before the Australasian Delegates
Toronto.—Clear cut and emphatic
was the expression of public opinion
tendered the delegates of the imperial
press conference to be held in London
next month, at a banquet held in the
National club in honor of the visiting
delegates from Australia.
There was no quibbling or hesitation
CANMORE MINE WRECK
SCENE OF EXPLOSION IS A MASS
OF WRECKAGE
eitber political party in 1908 whioh j in regard to the, policy that the most
contained any element of menace to representative gathering of Toronto's
the peace of the world. This was the
plank in the Bryanite platform which
demanded the immediate exclusion by
law of all Asiatic laborers, and therefore Japanese.
"Coupled with this is the utterly
meaningless  plank  about  the navy,
professional and commercial interests
considered should dominate the conference in its disposition of the subject of-the future of the empire.
The growth of the imperialistic doctrine and the unanimity and enthusiasm of Toronto's   business men re-
which, however, wns intended to con- j gnrding the future of Great Britain
vey the impression that we ought to | had never been given more apt illus-
have a navy only for the defence of; tration, and the evident pleasure with
our coasts, that is, a merely 'reserve I which the visitors heard the olucida-
navy,' or in other words, a quite! tion of the strong imperial sentiment
worthless navy." I and Witnessed its reception, served to
Discussing Tolstoi, the ex-president j create a common feeling of brother-
expresses the opinion that the Russian ! hood that found vent in tiie display of
writer has swayed or dominated only
the feeble folk and the fantastic folk,
"and that his influence over men ol
action has not been great."
"Strong men may gain something
from Tolstoi's moral teachings," declared the ex-president, "but only on
condition that they are strong enough
and sane enough to be repelied by
those parts of his teachings which are
foolish or immoral."
Germany's Huge Army
London.—Speating at a large meeting at High Wycombe, in support of
the movement for the territorial force,
Field-Marshal Lord Grenfell said that
it was necessary at the present moment that Britain should be in a complete state of preparation. He was
afraid that our system in the past had
been rather to wait until a storm arose
and then to prepare, or complete, our
preparations for war.
He had the honor of accompanying
the king on his late viBit to Berlin,
and he there saw an army of 21,000
men of the German emperor's troops,
and it made him realize what the rest
of the German.army of two or three
million men must be. While we were
waiting for the storm to arise, Ger.
many had, since the war with France,
been steadily preparing and perfecting
their training, educating their officers,
and making their enormous machines
of war. In view of the great upheaval
in the east at the present moment,
this was not the time when Britain
should be in anything but a state of
preparedness. He would not say
much about invasion, although lie,
like Lord Roberts and other military
commanders, firmly believed in the
possibility of invasion. That was a
question which should not be left entirely to military experts, but one in
which the whole country should be interested.
Armenians Massacred
Mnroah, Asiatic Turkey.—Distressing accounts continue to be received
here from the countryside of Armenian villages being assailed bj*
bands of Mohammedans, who, acting
on the supposition that the Armenians
were rising against, the government,
were quick to strike the first blow.
The men haw been killed whenever
found within reach of knife or bullet.
The girls received no consideration
and some of them were carried off to
become the wives or slaves of rich
men. Houses were sacked nnd then
burned and farm animals were driven
off.
In other towns, notably Yanksoun
where the Armenians were well supplied with rifles, they fought day and
night and kept off iarge numbers .if
besiegers. There arc probably 14.0IKI
refugees in Marnnh.
May Get Inspection Division
Ottawa.—The .•overnment hns no
yet definitely considered what aelioi
will be taken to meet the request o
the. western grain men's deputntioi
which wns here Inst month to urgi
government ownership of ternilnn
elevators, eneou agemnnt of the 1'n
cific grain export ,oute, and the es
tablisliment of a new inspection tllvl
sion. Until the session is over tin
minister will not have time to ilea
thoroughly with the question, but "i
the question of inspection regulation!
it is understood tne government wil
take steps 1,0 nn et the requests of tin
deputation. W'lb regnrd to takin;
over terminal elevators or the orectioi
of an elevator at Vancouver nothin*
hns been Jeciiied and enabling legis
lation in any case would have to hi
deferred till next session.
Bush Fire- in Saskatchewan
Winnipeg.—The Dominion immigration department has received word Japan
that bush fires .'o now raging around
South Bohnrni Boulder, Willow
Branch, Grnvelburg, Leeville and
Limerick, nil ;n Saskatchewan. The
extent of the damage is not reported.
B. C. Man Succeeds Preston
Victoria.—The steamer Empress ol
which sailed for Hong Kong
and way ports a few dnys ago, had
among her passengers G. A. Harris,
of Vernon, B. C, appointed trade
ngent to Japan to replace W. T. 11
Preston, transferred to Holland.
Maintain the Open Door      .
Pekin.—A final agreement hns been
reached between the Russian and
Chinese authorities for the settlement
of the disputed administration of
Harbin and other points in the. Russian railway zone in North Manchuria.
The issue wns first raised by the re
fusal of Mr. Fisher, the American consul, to recognize the Russian railway
company's efforts to exercise sovereign
power in disregard to China's sovereignty. Great Britain and Germany
joined with America in protesting
ngninst the Russian threats to close
the establishments to foreigners as
well ns Chinese unless they paid the
taxes levied by the railway administration. The Japanese were officially
passive, but really sympathetic with
the Russians, hoping to npply the Rub.
sion theory to their South Manchurian
railway zone. The negotiations were
transferred to Pekin and have been
proceeding for several weeks. The
result, is the full recognition of Ciiinn's
sovereignly. The administration will
recognize and respect, the open door
principle and protect the rights of the
nationals and other powers.
Labor Trouble at Edmonton
Edmonton, Alta.—The Builders' ex-
change has decided not to consider the
new agreement put forward by tbe
journeymen carpenters, nnd have de.
clared for the open shop, to go into
effect at once. The builders decline
to recognize the carpenters' unions,
nnd it is not likely that union men
will work with non-unionists, nnd n
big strike is threatened. The old
agreement, which called for 42 cents
an hour and an eight-hour dny, ran
out on May 1. The carpenters now
nsk 50 cents an hour, which the exchange refuses to consider, although
they say they are ready to sign up the
same scale as lust year.
the warmest patriotic zeal.
The banquet was given by the Toronto dni)y press nnd the Canadian
Manufacturers' association.
Great White Plague on the Increase
Washington. — That the vigorous
campaign against tuberculosis n,is
[ailed to oho ■* the great white plague
was the startling charge made by
Nathan Strauss, the New York philanthropist, at the fifth annual meeting
of the. National Association for the
Study and Prevention of Tuberculosis.
Mr. Strauss backed up his assertion
by official statistics from the New
York health department, showing an
increase of 33 per cent, in two years
in cases of tuberculosis in the city
that Dr. Koch described as leading
the whole world in the fight against
the disease. The reason of this failure to make headway, Mr. Strauss declares, was the neglect of the mischief
wrought by the tuberculosis dairy
cow. Citing the results of scientific
investigation and his own 18 years'
experience in saving lives, he summed
up by snying that the abolition of
tuberculosis will begin when it is
made a crime to sell milk unless it
comes from tuberculosis-tested cows
or has been properly pasteurized.
Canon of Westminster to Face Charges
New York.—A special to the Tribune
from New Haven soys: The Rev. H.
Herbert Henson, canon of Westminster and rector of St. Margaret's, London, hns left Yale for Boston, to snll
hurriedly to England, to face charges
preferred by Bishop Gore of the
Church of England, who accuses him
of having violated ecclesiastical law
by occupying a nonconformist pulpit in a workingmen's institute in Birmingham, England. Canon Henson is
known in the religious world as n
broad churchman, and he preached to
the nonconformists after tbe local
Church of England authorities had re
fused their permit.
Pumpman Descended Shaft in Performance of Duty and Explosion
Quickly Follows—Will be a Month
Before Damage is Estimated and
Mine Placed in Working Order-
Victim is Badly Burned
Canmore.—Windows were broken,
yards away, tiie town shaken and
the fan house of the Canmore mines
was completely demolished by an explosion which occurred at No. 2 mine
nt Canmore on Saturday afternoon,
while Tony Trano, the man who
caused the explosion, now lies in the
hospital badly burned.
The scene of the explosion is a
moss of wrecknge. Splintered timbers lie in all directions, and it will
be at least a month before an estimate
of the damage can be obtained and
the. mine once more placed in working order.
No. 2 shaft is the second shaft sunk
at Canmore, and it was opened about
one year ago. Before the present
strike it has been constantly operated,
but when the recent trouble started
the men were called out, and for
about a month no work has been,
carried on.
About Wednesday last the mine was
officially inspected, and it was at this
time that water was discovered rising
in the different portions of the workings, but it was not in sufficient volume to cause any alarm. Since the
report, however, the pumps had been'
kept working, and it was to attend
lo one of these that Trano, who is a
pumpman, descended the shaft.
What really happened will not be
known until Trano is able to tell. He
descended into the mine at about 2:10,
and five minutes later a terrific explosion was heard which shook the
town one mile away.
After the detonation a crowd quickly gathered at the spot, and a relief
party was hastily organized and lowered into the shaft.
The rescuers had not proceeded far
when they heard Trano shouting, and
n few minutes later they found his
lamp lying open on a heap of debris.
Trano himself, with the clothing
blown off his body, and badly burned,
was found a few yards further on.
He was quickly taken to the surface,
and nfter receiving first aid was hur-
jried nway to the hospital, where he
now lies.
Japan Will Enforce Immigration Laws
Victoria, B. C—Nakamura, the Japanese consul general to Canada, who
has arrived here, in an interview Baid
Japan will strictly adhere to the immigration arrangements made with
Canada and the United States, the
restrictions being now strictly enforced. There are few applications for
passports and few Japanese are going
to South America. Emigration from
Jnpan now is mostly to Keren and
Manchurja. Mr. Niikninura was
formerly secretary nt the Washington
legation.
Lumber Firm Moving
Minneapolis.—The F. H. Stoltze interests of- St. Paul, embracing companies with n combined rating of two
millions, will move their business to
Minneapolis as soon ns satisfactory
quarters enn be found. Fred H.
Stoltze operates a line of lumber and
coal yards at many northwestern
points. Stoltze is also Interested with
E. A. Konantz in the North American
Lumber and Supply company, which
operates a line of yards in Soskalche-
wnn and Alberta. He is the principal
stockholder in the Pioneer Lumber
company of Lethbridge, Alta., Which
does a yard business. Canadian lands
and investments make up a portion of
the interests and the line companies
do a hardware trade at some stations.
Alberta Elections
Edmonton, Alta.—It is probable that
writs for the deferred elections for Ihe
legislature fr Peace River and Athabasca, two large northern constituencies, will be issued ut once, nnd that
the elections will be held in the first
week in June, A. T. Brick, retiring
member in Peace River, will be opposed hy .1. K. Cornwall. Fletcher
Bradin will probably be returned by
acclamation in Athabasca.
Railway Construction  Being  Rushed
Edmonton.—Grading on the G. T. P.
between tile Pembina nnd Macleod
rivers is now in full swing, und by
September next the grading will be
completed to I lie Macleod river. There
arc 52 miles of the right of wny yet to
be graded, Six camps have been established, and uhout 400 men nnd
300 teams are engaged on the grading
work. Tile camps include three of
Foley, Wdeh v. Stewart and tho
camps of Contractors Callendnr, P.
Hansen and Pari. It is expected that
the grading will le completed in about
four months.
A Big Deal in the Yukon
Vancouver.—It is understood that
the Dowson City waterworks and electric light, with the Sourdough coal
mines, as well us oilier mining interests in the Klondyke, have been acquired by n New York syndicate for
nbout half a million dollars. One of
tile principal vendors is Dan McGilli-
vray, a Nova Scotian, of Seattle, who
has amassed a fortune in the Yukon.
Stoessel Has Appoplexy
Paris.—The St. Petersburg corres.
pondeiit of thi- Petit Journal says
that General Stoessel, who wns condemned to death for surrendering
Port, Arthur to the Japanese. Which
sentence wns subsequently commuted
to life Imprisonment, wns stricken
witli appoplexy when he learned that
the petition for full pardon hnd been
rejected by the czar a few days ago.
His condition is said to he. very grave
Vancouver Soldiers Going to Seattle
Vancouver.—After n trip to Seattle,
where he made preliminary nrrnnge-
ments in connection with the visit of
the Vancouver militia corps to the
Alaska-Yukon-Poelflo exposition, Col.
I*. \V. lloultliec, commanding the 8th
regiment D.C.O.R., returned lo Van-
cotiver and announced thnt nil doubt
as' lo the visit of Vancouver's citizen
soldiers to the big fair is now removed.
Halibut Industry Being Extended
.Vancouver,  B.  C—Tin*  investment
of $8,000,000 in the halibut industry,
with    Prince  Rupert for n base, is
planii'd by u wealthy English syndicate recently organized.    Mr. Sylvester Swcttenhani, brother of Sir Frank
Swettenham, who Is,associated with
' business enterprises with  which  the
banking   house    of    Messrs.    Glynn.
' Mills fz Co. is concerned, lias reached
here on a mission in connection with
, the proposed enterprise;     He    nlso
; plans lo establish  numerous salmon
Icanneiies along Ihe Skeeiia river.
Manitoba Temperance Workers Active
Winnipeg.--Not   content   with    the
arrangements     they  hnve  mode  for
Manitoba tin- temperance workers in
'Winnipeg an- now engaged in securing  signatures    petitioning  tin*  city
I council to put a vole to the people at.
| the municipal elections in December
• next on the temperance question. Tbe
i civic bylaws provide that, a vote shall
ho   taken   providing twenty.live per
cent, of tin-  ratepayers sign the petition.
Count Bonl to Come West
Montreal.—The Canadian Pncific
railway has received a communication
from Count Moni De. Cnstelliiine,
former husband of Anna Gould, asking that arrangements be ninde for
guides, etc., for n hunting trip after
big game in tho Rocky Mountains in
the end of July.
Miners and Conciliation Bo.ird
Lethbridge.—V. H. Sherman - -. act
for the miners and Colin Macleod for
the operators on the conciliation boar I
to settle the great, coal strike. It, -'s
reported authentically that there was
a conference between Mr. Macleod
and Mr. Sherman, bill they failed to
agree upon the choice of a chairman.
and the minister of labor has been
asked to intervene.
Will Entertain Australians in London
London.—At the request of the At.
lnntic Union, Whltclnw Reid, thi'
American ambassador, and Mrs. Reid
will soon give at Dorchester house a
Tunisian Not Badly Damaged
Montreal.—-Tlio Allan line steamship '
Tunisian, which put into St. John's. !
Newfoundland, leaking as a result, of:
too close contact with the Ice in the j
vicinity of Capo Race, has 1 n ex-1
big reception (or Australians. Tbls ;aiiiined and was found not to br
function will be in the nature of a r >. ously damaged, Temporary repairs
turn for Hie welcome accorded tl. ■ I will lie effected nnd the steamer with
American licet in Australian water.- j her 1,001 passengers will leave for
Inst yenr. Montreal.
First Chinese Consul
Ottawa. Information has been re-
calved that the first Chinese consul
in Canada. Kung Hisn Chno, sails
from Liverpool on the 0. IV R. steamship 1'inpn-s.s of Ireland on June 18.
It is not known whether be will reside in Ottawa or on the Pacific coast.
Honor of Colony and Motherland
Sydney, N. S. W.—Premier Fisher
intimates thai he is negotiating with
the lininc government regarding the.
measure* for defence which would
dove-tail with British plans and t»nd
to protect tbe honor of both Australia
and the motherland.
Joe Chamberlain  Has Relapse
London.—It wns reported in the lobbies ol the House fii Commons Hint
Joseph   Clianilicrlnin   has  had   a   relapse. THE REPORTER,  MICHEL.  BRITISH COLUMBIA.
HANS ICOBBLER,
German Shoemaker Fails to See
Point of Customers' Jokes.
HIS   SHOP   IS   BOYCOTTEB
Called a Dunderhead and Other Hare
Names—Anxious to Quit the Businesi
of   Mending   Shoes   For   Somethins
Else.
[Copyright, 1908, by T. C. McClure.]
IF 1 vlins lu Germany und a man
comes Into my Bbop to get a cement patch on his shoe lie cnlls
mc mister und treat me nilt der
greatest respect. In America it vlias
all different, und sometimes 1 think I
shall go out of der cobbling business
und run some sawmills. 1 don't hardly
open my shop in der morning vhen a
man comes in mlt a grin on his (ace
und looks all around und snys:
"Hans, it vhas tunny—very funny."
"Yes?"
"I don't laugh so much In ten years."
"Yes?"
"I sbust hang on to a lamppost und
laugh until  der tears vhas running
down my cheeks."
. "I see."
1 "A policeman comes along und says
he shall give me der collar if 1 don't
stop laughing und cry for a spell, but
bow can I? Laugh! Vhy, I hove to
stop by a graveyard und go ha, ha,
ha."'
" -Then, vhat about It?" I says.
"You see, I vhas standing on der
corner und a fat man be goes to
cross der street. He gets by der car
track when he sees a cent und stops
to pick It oop. Sbust den der car comes
along.   Ob. Hans, It vhas so funny!"
"Vhas your head ailed mlt snwdust
dot you can't see? Dot fat man stands
bent over on der track. Der cor comes
booming along. Can't you Bee der picture?  Can't you realize der situation?"
"But does der car hit him?"
"N-o-o-o, not quite. He gets off In
time."
"Den vhere vhns some shokes?"
"Vhere? Vhere? Vhy, you dunder-
beaded Dutchman, der shoke vhas tn
der motorman being disappointed dot
be don't kill somebody-ba. ba. ha!"
I don't laugh. 1 don't see some
shokes. I try my hardest, but I can't
do It, und den dot man gets mad und
"'SUB WAS BOILT LIKE SOUK BAHRILS.
calls me names und says I can never
do any repairs for blm. Und after he
vhas gone ten minutes n womaii comes
in. She vhas built like some barrels
und bave u smiling face on her. She
has a pair of shoes to mend, but keeps
'em In her band und says:
"Hans, I con tell you der funniest
tblng dot ever happens."
"Vtaell?"
"You vhlll laugh over It until you
fall off your bench."
"Yes?'
"You vhlll tell your wife about it,
und sbe vhlll go ha. ha, ha! My soul,
but bow you shall laugh!"
"Go on."
"Vbell. vhnt vhas der difference between a barrel of water uud a barrel
of wine?"
"I can't tell."
"You may guess ten times."
"It vhas no good. I give oop."
"Der difference vhns shust $200. One
vbas free, und der odder costs money.
See? lis, Im. ha! It vhns my own
shoke. I get blm oop by myself. Vhy
don't you laugh—ha. Im. ha—mlt mc?"
"But I don't see no shoke," I says.
"You don't? You don't feel tickled?
Look here, Mr. Man, I come In here
to get some shoes Used up nnd to tell
you der latest shoke. You don't even
smile. You make me feel cheap. Vhell,
now, you old Idiot, you go to grass,
und I take my work to der dago!"
Mads Him Peel Bad.
It makes me feel bad dot I can't understand, but I can't, und so 1 have to
wait till somebody else comes In. He
vhns a young man mlt a patent leather
ahne. He stands by der door und
smiles; he conies In und grins; he sits
down uud goes Im, ha, ha. uud says b
me:
"Say, cobbler, yon ought to havi
been dere! lu nil your life you never
aaw anything bo funny!"
"No?" I snys.
"My brudder-ln-lnw vhns dead shUBt
der dny before, but I hnve to laugh
sbust der same. If you vhas going to
kill me 1 can't help It."
*'N*o?"
"It vbas down hy der park. I Thai*
out a leelle because my brudder-ln-
lnw vhas dead. Along comes a young
lady lending n dog. Sho vims a daisy,
nnd dot dog vhas a corker. My lirud
der-ln-lnw vhns dead, but I hnve tn
luok nt dot girl.   Muypc her slstul'-ln
law vbas dead, but she bave to look ai
me.   Understand?"
"Go on."
"Vbell, vhlle we looks at each other
der dog winds himself two times
around der lamppost by der strap—
ba, ha, ba! Sball 1 ever forget it! If
I live to be a thousand years old shall
I forget it!"
"Vbas it so awful?" 1 asks.
"Awful? Vhy, you old dolt dere
vhas no awful about It. It vhas sbust
screamingly fuuuy. Dere vhns me,
und dere vhas der girl, dere vhns
der lamppost, und dere vhas tier dog.
Shut your eyes und call oop der pic
ture."
"Vhell?"
"Vbell, der young lady cries out dot
her dog vhas gone opp If 1 dou't pull
oop der post, but I take dor strnp uud
twist it twice around, und der dog
vhas free—ba, ha, hn! Think of it,
Hans—hn, hn, ho!"
"But vhns It a shoke?"
"Vbas It? Vhas it? Vhy. man. vhns
you a born fool! Of course it vhas a
shoke!"
"But vhy?"
"How? How? Don't der young lady
ask me to pull oop der lamppost?"
"But you don't do It!"
He stands oop and looks at me about
one minute, und den he says:
"I go out. You can do no work for
me. I don't bring repnirs to an idiot
asylum. Und I like to tell you further If I meet you out some night I
put a head on you. Vhas it a shoke!
Vhas It a shoke!  Humph!"
Vhell, vhat can' 1 do. He snys It
vhas some shokes, und If I can't see
It dot vhay I must suffer for it. I
vhas suffering vhen some old man
comes in to get a lift on der heel of
bis shoe. I feels glad to see him. I
don't belief he bas any shokes to get
off. I tells him how much it vhill be
for repairs, und he seens all right for
a minute, und den he breaks out:
"Ho, bo, bo! Yes, It vhas funny. I
vhas almost eighty years old. but I
can see humor der same ash rheu I
was twenty."
"Docs something happen?" I asks.
"I should gurgle! Vhy. cobbler. 1
laugh until dey have to send for der
doctor!"
"No!"
"It vhas true. I shust go ho, ho, bo.
until I fall down In a fit. If 1 enn
laugh like dot I sball live to be a hundred."
"Yes?"
Another Funny Story.
"It hu*ppens by der postoffice. A
man comes oop to me mlt a rag around
his finger und a piece of string In bis
hand. He vhants me to tie ou der rag.
Do you see?"
"For sure."
"I take der string und tie one knot
In It. und den he slips off der rag und
gives me der ba, ba, ha! Ob, It vhas
funny—It vhas funny!"
"How you mean funny?"
"Vhy. he don't have no sore finger.
He don't bave no use for der rag. It
was nil to fool me."
"But vhy don't he have some sore
finger?" I says.
"Vhy? Vhy? Vhy don't he? Because
your bend vbas made of leather und
stuffed with bran, und I don't want no
fool to do my repairs!"
Und be kicks over der chair und
goes out uud leaves me to feel bad
some more. For sure, I belief dot 1
either have to get a shoke book or go
out of der cobbler business.  .
M. QUAD.
PUTTING HIM WISE
"W
A Genius.
"Whizklns Is a real genius," says tbe
admiring friend.
"But he does not wear long bnlr, always lias on clean linen, always has
money In his pockets nnd seems to live
well," differs tbe other,
"That's true. And. don't yon see, he
must be a genius to be able to do all
that and still be a genius?"—New York
Life. 	
Generous Sacrifice.
"Sir, I want to marry your daughter."
"So I must have my little girl taken
from ine some time, I suppose."
"By no means, sir. I will stop paying my own board first."—Baltimore
American. .
Meant Him.
"Fresh!" ejaculated the young lady
is Percy laid a box of bonbons In ber
lap.
••Yes, I never buy any otber kind,"
returned the delighted I'ercy.
"Oh, 1 didn't ineuu the candy," said
the girl.
Reprimanded.
"Sec here, mum; tbat blame dog of
voiim has just bit a chunk out of tbe
*olf of me leg."
"Serves you right. Wby don't you
wear high bools?"-Clerelaud Plain
Dealer.
Merely In the Way of Trade.
"You are u dog fancier, are you?"
"Mc? No, nin'um; I'm a dawg hater.
1'hnt's w'y I'm offerln' you tbls beautiful fox tnrrler so cbenp.   I want to
git rid of Mm,"-Minneapolis Journal.
What Held Him Back.
"You ought to go on ihe stage."
"Think 1 would do?"
"You know more than lots of tbem
who are ou."
'Maybe that's the reason I'm nob"
How Detective Adair Was Given Some
Interesting Information.
E can learn from all men, even
from tbe humblest," Bald H.
K. Adair, a detective. "Turu
a deaf ear to no man. The lowliest
tramp may have information of incredible interest for you.
"I well remember a walk I onee^tooli
down Market street. As I strode along,
proud and happy, a rose In my button-
nole and a gold headed cane In my
band, a drunken man had tbe Impudence to stop me.
"' 'Ain't you Mr. Adair?' he said.
"'Yes,' said 1. 'What of It?'
"'Mr. Adair, the detective?' he hiccoughed.
"'Yes, yes. Who are you?' I asked
impatiently.
" 'Mr. Adair,' sold the untidy wretch
as he laid bis hand on my shoulder to
keep himself from falling, 'I'll tell you
who I am, Mr. Adnlr. I'm—hie—the
husband of your washerwoman.'
"'Well, what of that?' said I scornfully.
"My scorn brought a sneer to the
man's lips, and he sold:
" 'You see. you don't know every,
thing, Mr. Adnlr.'
"'What don't I know?' 1 demanded.
'"Well. Mr. Adair.' said he, 'you
don't know tbat—hie—I'm weorin' one
of your new white shirts.' "—Saturday
Evening Post.
FRIBBLES OF FASHION.
What Is Smart In Spring Suits—Ash
Gray a Fashionable Color.
Among the spring suits there nre as
ninny three piece as two piece costumes. Curiously, the former seem to
be dearer than the latter—the only lu-
dicution tbat the rogue is u little on
the wnne. One smart three piece suit
Is of striped prunella In a soft mauve.
The biplesB coat Is trimmed with soft
DREADNOUGHTS IN BATTLE.
So Good of Him.
"Here's a penny, my poor man. Now,
what will you do with It?"
"Lady, 1 shall have er hole bored
Into it and wear It ou me gold watch
chain for a souvenir!"—St Louis Post-
Dispatch.
Filling the Bill.
During a recent meeting of hotel
men in tbls city, when there were discussed certain proposed means of pro
tectlng hotels against "beats." a western bonifnee told of tbe sad case of
one proprietor in SL Louis who had
been ."done."
Many months afterword, learning
the whereabouts of the gentleman who
had decamped without the formality
of paying, the owner sent htm the following note:
"Dear Slr-l would esteem It a favot
If you would at once send me amount
of jour bill."
Imagine tbe disgust of tbe hotel man
when in a few days he received an an
swer In these terms:
"Denr Slr-Certnlnly. The nmount ot
my bill Is $17.nO."-Hnrper's Weekly.
New Use For the Roll.
"George. 1 am determined to get
eveu with thnt Van I'ayster woman.
She has more diamonds tbuu 1 have,
but she's n good deal older."
"Well, doesn't that even up things?"
"No, It doesn't. I must do something
new that takes lots ot money. Ah, 1
have It!"
"What Is the Idea?"
"Let me take that big roll of twenty
dollar bills 1 saw you put In your
pocket. I'll do my hair over lt"-
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
The Old Fashioned Kind.
"Are you a competent washerwo
man?"
"Yes'm. I'm a professional latin-
dress."
"I'm afraid you won't do, then. 1
wnnt some one who won't rip off quite
all tbe buttons."-Kansas City Times.
The Resemblance.
Mrs. Jones—What's that? You dare
to say Jane's playing reminds you of a
hand organ?
Mr. Jones-Hold on. Maria! 'Taln'l
.the sound. It's the sight of that young
monkey that's always turning tbe music leaves for her.—Judge.
With Pleasure.
Tramp—Please, ma'ain, can you assist me along the rond a bit?
Mistress—Well, personally 1 am sorry to sny 1 cannot, but wait a moment till 1 have unchained my dog
here. He will do so with pleasure.—
St. Louis Republic.
The Safe Side.
"Why do you devote yourself to ancient history?"
"Because." answered the prudent
writer. "It's the only wny to express
yourself freely without taking chnnces
on a libel suit."—Washington Star.
A Toast.
Fashion!    Lovely dame!
Pledge In epnrkllnn winel
Let ue add tier name
To the muses nltiel
Tnough the lovely tftuo
All should puss away.
*vVliy should woman pine
If hut Fashion start
Though the muses' lore
Moltl-'r on the shelf,
St'.ll may s?le adore
In Knehlno'e iilass—herself.
-Oliver ll'ji[oid la collier's W-msUt.
The Philosophlo Farmer.
Been lectin' sort of h-'ie of late.
For things ain't con.e my way.
1 cannot seem to strike my gait
And make my efforts pay.
With earnln's low and llvln' high
My spirits sort of fall.
And yet things might be wuss, fer I
Ain't had to go lo jail.
The hull he tossed me o'er the fence
And spoiled my Sunday Jeans.
The Jackass lost my confidence
By eatln' all my beans.
The hired man Is far from spry,
But feeds like any whale.
And yet things might be wuss, fer I
Ain't had to go to Jail.
Th,' parson's salary ain't paid,
And 1 must ante up.
The water tastes tike femonade,
And some one's stole the pup.
There ain't no punkln In the pie,
But that's a mere detail.
It cheers me up to thing that I
Ain't had to go to Jail.
—Cartyte Smith In New York Herald.
STYLISH PLAITED BEIBT.
lustrous  silk.    The empire  gown  Is
finely brnlded.
Ash gray Is one of tbe modish
shades of tbe senson. nnd so far this
shade Is exceedingly difficult to procure.   In silk the color Is charming.
By no means hare plaited skirts
been tabooed, but are being brought
ou: in new and prettier models tbnn
ever before. The skirt Illustrated bus
eleven gores and is ornamented with
bands aud material covered buttons.
JUD10 CHOLLET.
A pattern of this stylish platted skirt
may be had In six sizes-**! to Z'S Inches
bust measure. Semi 10 cents to this office,
giving number (4668), and it will be
promptly forwarded to you by mall.
FASHIONS 0N_THE FLY.
Charming Styles In Neckwear For the
Summer Girl.
In neckwear all styles are seen, and
the Dutch neck, the high boned stock,
tbe turnover linen collar In Eton and
Dutch styles, also the Piccadilly nnd
tbe muffled stock, nre worn tbls spring.
Straight and narrow skirts will be
very fashionable ns the summer advances. An effort Is being made to Introduce handsome trimmings nt the
hem, which will be In striking contrast
to tbe now popular straight up and
How the Giant Warships Would Proceed to Make Trouble.
How Britain's new great Dreadnoughts should go into battle is all
set down ip black and white—in a
little typewritten official document
that is kept under lock and key on
board every ship. Much of it, naturally, is strictly confidential, and with
that, of course, ,we have nothing to
do here. All of it, however, is not
necessarily so—and that is the present story.
In the royal navy every captain, on
commissioning his ship, is furnished
with the above document, containing
gunnery memoranda, laying down in
general terms the ranges at which fire
should be opened in action in varying circumstances. The battle will
be begun at the farthest range at
which it is possible to see the effects
of the shot by the heavy armor-piercing, long-range guns mounted in the
turrerti—the 12-inch 50-ton guns, of
which immense weapons, 50 feet in
length, each of our Dreadnoughts carries ton. The parts of the enemy's
ship at which each gun should aim,
as the opnosing Bhips get by degrees
closer and the enemy becomes more
and more clenrly visible, are in turn
indicated. The marks, or "targets,"
to be aimed at are named, and it, iB
suggested how they should be changed in each case os the range becomes
closer.
This is how, for instance, the
Dreadnought and Bellerophon, the
two newest "capital Bhips" of the reorganized "Home Fleet," would begin
in battle. First of all the big 12-inch
guns would open a long-range fire,
with the aid of range-finders in the
tops, at the outset taking the hull of
the enemy's ship generally as their
target. The opening shots would go
off when the enemy were from five
to six miles off—from 8,000 to 10,000
yards. To get sn idea of what thot
means, imagine at anchor one of' the
Dreadnoughts near the Tower, or below London Bridge, letting fly BhellB
each weighing rather less thari half
a ton, at an enemy as far off as Earl's
Court or Shepherd's Bush, or in the
Thames above Putney Bridge. The
shells would come hurtling down, at
a steep angle of descent, on to tho
deck of the ship aimed at, smashing
through and carrying widespread
havoc into the interior of the hull,
with their bursting charges of shattering lyddite.
The guns can carry three times that
range, easily, and the range-finder
would place the shots. As to the
capabilities of British seamen gunners
in the matter of aiming, two years
ago the men of the battleship Commonwealth, one of the Channel Fleet
ships recent* under Lord Charles
Beresford, at target practice at 8,000
yards, (nearly five miles), dropped
shell after shell exactly on to the target, and the shots nil fall within a
space of the size of a law-tennis court.
In that case the canvas target was
set up to represent the hull of nn
ordinary battleship, a rectangle some
400 feet long, an average ship's
length, bv about 30 feet, the height
nf an ordinary shin out of the water.
There is not much to be seen of a
ship, it may be imnoined, at that
range. Even nt a distance os near
ns only 2.000 yards—a mile nnd n
ouarter—a shin of the she of one of
the first-class bnttleships would look
no bigger than a wax-match does,
held up horizontally, rbont n foot off
in front of the eye.—Tit-Bits.
IN MEMORY OF SIR JOHN.
Montreal   Statue   Is   Near   Depot  of
Railroad He Fathered.
■The monument in Montreul to tbe
memory of Sir John A. Macdonald
stands in Dominion Square in the
upper part of the city. The name of
the site is well in keeping with the
memory of the man who ployed so
large u part in establishing the Dominion. The statue represents Sir John
in the court dress of an Imperial
Privy Councillor.   The statue Btands
TAILORRD WAIST OK DIKBH.
down effects, so becoming to the majority of women.
Although tbe net sleeveB will he
much used, long sleeves uf satlu will
be repeuledly seen on gowns fashioned
ot voile aud other light materials suit-
nole fur summer wenr.
A scurf that bus come to us from
Paris is of silver threads woven In
liriiKsels lace. The scarf Is finished
with n border of silver cloth.
A new nnd attractive design Is offered In this model shirt wnlst, which
iloBes nt the side front. The plaits are
sn arranged Hint they give n panel effect or tbe front, and the sleeves nre
nn designed thnt tbey simulate a closing to the elbow.
JUDIC CHOLLET.
A pattern of this shirt wstst may be
Had In els alaas-from tut to «: inehre bust
measure. Rend III cents to IMS till**.'*". fiv-
Ing number i-en'ii, iititl It wil! be ,.it,m|iuv
jMH-wai-a«a lu jw, uv nu.il.
SIR JOBN A. 'S STATUE. "
beneath an arch supported by granite
pillars. From the top of the stone
work rises a figure representing Canada, supported by the shields of the
various provinces resting upon
crouching lions. The-base of the
monument is udorncd with emblematic designs representing the lauding
industries of the Dominion.
Within a stone's throw of this
monument stnndB an imposing stone
building from which all day long and
far into the night comes the noise of
hurrying footsteps and the rumble of
railway trains. Through its doors
pnss each year thousands of home-
seekers with faces turned to the free
land of the Canadian West. It is the
head office and chief station In Montreal of the Canadian Pacific Railway
Co., ond it stands as a monument to
the statesmanship of Sir John A.
Macdonald, who, by the purchase
from the Hudson Bay Co., made the
West Canadian bv right of title, and
bv the construction of that first of
transcontinental railways tnnde it in
(net a part ol the Dominion.
Lauder's Profits.
Durlnt- hiB recent Amerlcnn toui
Harry- Lauder traveled 15.000 milea,1
gave 252 performances, submitted tn
eighty-two banquets, nnd on one occasion bad an audience ol 4,500 people,
TO CAPTAIN MARKSMEN
LT.-COL.    BERTRAM'S    APPOINTMENT POPULAR.
Dundas Officer Joined the Militia at.
Bugler When He Was-Thirteen
Years Old—Served First In Thirteenth Battalion Which Was Afterwards Changed to Seventy-Seventh
—Retired From Colonelcy in  1906.
The selection of Lt.-Col. Alexander
Bertram to command the Canadian
Bisley team has given general satisfaction to military men throughout
tiie Dominion. Lt.-Col. Bertram ii
one of the most capable and successful militia officers in the service. He-
is very popular in his native town,
Dundas, Out., nnd the citizens nnd
members of the Seventy-Seventh'
Regiment, of which he is an .officer,
are extremely pleased that the Militia-
Deportment has honored bim by giving him such nn important charge.
Lt.-Col. Alexander Bertram wos
born in 1853 in Dundas, Out., and in
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LIEUT. -COL. BERTRAM.
March, 1869, joined the Thirteenth-
Battalion as bugler nnd was attached,
to No. 7 Company, which afterward
became No. 1 Company of the Seventy-Seventh Battalion. In 1872 he
became ensign of Company A, Dundas, and in 1874 was promoted to tho
lieutenancy of A Company, fn June,
1875, he received the rank of captain
nnd was appointed to tnke charge of
No. 4 Company ut Kockton. The following year lie wos transferred to-
Ancuster, which company was organized nnd drilled by dipt. Bertram,
where he remnined for two yenrs,
when he was mnde junior major. Soon-
after he was advanced to the senior-
majority, which office he held until
Dec. 23, 1890, when he wus promoted'
to be colonel of the Seventy-Seventh,
Battalion, from which he retired Hires
years ago.
Col. Bertram bus filled the various
positions he hns held creditnbly, and
it is felt thnt as commander of the
Bisley team he will give entire satisfaction. The team sails for England
during the latter part of June.
Campbell of the Temple.
A man who suys what he means,,
and means what he snys. The description is particularly applicable to
Rev. R. J. Campbell, the famous London preacher, whose views on Rpnp-
life morality have raised so much
discussion of Into. His opinions and
utterances are startling at timeB. It
is only a few weeks ago, for instance,
when talking of husbands and wives,
that he snid there ought to be a law
which would compel reprobate husbands, who spend all their salaries
on pleasure,- to hand over every week
an amount sufficient for the needs of
their wives and families; doubtless
many people will agree with him on-
this point.
If there is one thing which Pev.
R. J. Campbell dislikes more thnrr
another, however, It Is cant, nnd
there was subtle sarcasm—although it
may have been lost on the peonle
who received the gift—in the pres«n-
tntion of n frying-pan to a counle who-
wrnte saying the.t they had been so
■ bsorbed in readirg a sermon by the-
f'-ntouB preacher that they forgot all
about some food that wan cooking'
on the fire. Not only was tbe food
snoilt. but the pan was burned'
through. The pastor of the Cilv Temple promptly sent a new frying-pnn.
with the inscription; "Compensation-
lor damogeB, from R. J. Campbell."
Mr. Charles Hawtrey.
"One of the moat perverse of men."
So Mr. George Bernard Shnw has
b°en described, and It is quite possible that Mr. Charles Hawtrey,
whoBe reanneornnce on the stage nf*
ter an illness hnn proved so welcome-
to London plnvgoers, may agree with
the remark. For thuB the popular ec-
tor-munugcr has immortalized "O.
BS."; "Once on a time," he says,
"I had a made desire to produce1
Shaw's play of 'You Never Can Tell.'
I wrote to Shaw and asked his per
mission. He answered that lie would*
come and read it to me. He did, and*
boRan bv saying that sometimes he
thought it was the best play thnt ever
wos written, and at otherB he considered It Ihe greatest trash. Anyhow,
he was of opinion that it wbb a pretty
jinnr play, and that-if t produced it-
well, I must take the cons<*o*iencee.
Some time afterward I asked bnM» ..
I could comnress the last act. He declined tn allow one line to be altered1
or cut out. In view ol certain contingencies, 1 had at last to tell him that
I couldn't produce the play. His answer was, 'Thank you so much I Yoij
Iinv3 taken a great load off my mind
Now, whet are you to do with a man
like 'that?"
,   In Romantic Scotland, Too.
At a recent church bazaar a young
luclv went up to an old Scot and said.
"Will you buy a bnttonholeP" "Naw,
new; A don't believe in sic trash."
'Well, won't you buy one to give to
the lndy of your heart?" "New,
now, mn lassie, A hinnn sic a thing,'
wbb the reply. "Am mlrret,"
msmtrn
*-*■*■■■ THE REPORTER,  MICHEL,  BRITISH COLUMBIA.
TOO MANY WOMEN
SUFFERJN SILENCE
IrYta the Blood is Weak or Out of
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Many women go through life suffer,
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mess of girls and young women, with
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writing this letter out of gratitude
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From the time I was a girl I suffered
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would faint ns often ns twice in a doy.
I suffered from indigestion. I could
not walk upstairs without stopping to
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No Luck
"Things never happen just right,"
said the moody man. "The pianist in
the flat above me has a sore throat
and the girl who is training to sing in
grand opera has just sprained her
wrist."
JEM MACE "BROKE."
About one gallon of fuel alcohol can
be distilled from three gallons of mo-
Illiteracy among the negroes of the
United States is seven times as coin-
mon as among the whites.
Suspicious
"Ah, those golden tresses charm me,"
Said he in his sweetest tone.
Then be added:   "Tell me, darling,
is it all your very own?"
How's This?
We offer One Hundred Dollars Reward for say
case ot Catarrh that cannot, tie cured bv Hall's
Catarrh cure.
F. J. CHENEY A CO., Toledo, 0.
We, the underatsned, have known F. J. Cheney
tor the last 15 ycara. and believe him perfectly honorable In all business transactions and financially
able to carry out any obligations made by bis firm,
Waluino. Kinnan A Marvin.
Wholesale Urusslsts. Toledo. 0.
Hall's Catarrh Cure la taken Internally, actios
dlre.-tly upon the blood and mucous surfaces ot the
system. Testimonials sent tree. Price- 75 -wots per
bottle. Bold by all nruRBlsta.
Take Haifa Family Pills for constloatloo.
Veteran English Prizefighter Is Now
Old and Poor.
"Jem" Mace, the old-time champion
prize-fighter, who has applied for an
old-age pension, was born at Beeston,
near Norwich, on Good Friday, April
8, 1831.
A representative of the press inquiring for the veteran was referred
to a tavern in Islington—that decaying remnant of disappearing Old ■London where the old traditions still
flicker. There, in the sawdusted parlor of the Bluecoat Boy, the old warrior may often be heard modestly recounting his exploits to a respectfully
listening group.
Mace wus not at the "Blucutt,"
however, os it is familiarly known,
but plentiful information concerning
his merits wos to be obtained. A tall
old gentleman of forcible manner in
a silk hat introduced himself ns
"Jem's business manager." There
was another friend, who had been
middle-weight champion of England
himself in days gono by, nnd nnother
ridmircr who was able to claim tho
distinction of having hospitably entertained the veterun in recent emergencies.
The "Blucutt" wns unanimously of
oninion thnt, deBpite the number of
his birthdays, it was not old age that
the old .fighting man wns suffering
from. It was the world that hnd
grown old, nnd lost its youthful interest in fighting, and not "Jem"
Mace.
Later on Mr. Mace himself was encountered. He had been taking his
evening meal in the family circle of
some professional friends in Clcrken-
well, and was cleaning uo his plate
with what was left of the loaf of
bread. A lithe, erect, handsome old
man still, with fine eyes and wavy
grey hair above a good forehead, and
strong, well-formed features.
"Since I lost my wife," he said,
"nothing hns gone right. I always
wanted a master." he added, "nnd
since she died I have had nobody to
tell me,"
On the back of each hand below the
wrist there is a big, bony swelling.
Asked what caused that he said.
"Punching did that—punching men."
"Punching which men?"
"Punching more than five hundred
men. My memory is going, and I
can't remember all their names. More
than five hundred I hove battled with
and beat them all."
"And were yon never benten then?"
"Two of them beat me. Bob Brettle
beat mp and Tom King beat me, but
they were accidents, and in other bottles I bent both of them. I wns a bit
cnreless the day I fought Bob Brettle
—took him to cheap, and he caught
mo with liis right and smashed my
jaw, knocked me clean out. But the
next time I beat him, and beat him
fair.
"They never gave me no thick ears,
none of them. I suffered more in my
hands from punching them than from
them punching me. I knew more than
they did, had a better headpiece; but
siiice my poor wife died I've had nobody to toll me.   .
"A quarter of a million pounds I
hnve took out of the prize-ring, and
all gone. Ten championship cups
nnd four championship belts I have
won, all silver with diamonds and
precious stones, und they have nil
gone. I have got a bust of old Tom
Buyers left, and I would let it go for
a couple of sovereigns, for I have got
nothing."
"You are my old friend, Bill, for
fifty yeurs," he said to his septuagenarian manager. "You've got a
good business headpiece. You stick
by me and I'll do whatever you tell
me to, ond I can box three rounds
with anybody as well as ever I
could."
"I will, Jem," said the businesa
manager, "I'll stick by you. I'm
walking wonderful well this last day
or two "
And the principal of seventy-seven
with his manager of seventy odd went
off hopefully together to look for a
likely opponent and a sporting
backer.
BAD LEG FOR 60 YEARS.
"What is your member of congress
noted for?" "Well." answered Farmer
Corntossel, "nround here he's mostly
noted for arguments that won't go
down and seeds that won't come up."
—Washington Star.
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Every mother is naturally anxious
for information thnt will ennhle her
to keep little ones in good health. The
Dr. Williams' Medicine Co. have
issued a little book which contains a
great deal of information on the care
of infants and young children that
every mother ought lo know. The
book will he sent free to any mother
wbo will send her name and address
to The Dr. Williams' Medicine Co.,
Brockville, Ont.
It's a iow down trick when another
fellow beats you at yri" own game.
Mlnard's   Liniment,   Lumberman's
Friend.
Some of our oldest colleges are still
in full possession of their faculties.
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123THE**
W. N. U., No. 742
The  Lost  H.
Sergeant Channell, who was in the
habit of dropping his It's, and Sir
Frederick Thesigcr were once trying
n case about a Bhip called the Helen.
Every time the former mentioned the
vessel he called it the Ellen. Every
time the other counsel mentioned her
they palled her the Helen. At Inst
the judge, with a quaint gravity, said;
"Stop," (a favorite word of his.)
"Stop. What was tho name of the
ship? I have it on my notes the Ellen
and the Helen. Which is it?" And
the Bar grinned.
"Oh, my lud," said Thesigcr in his
blandest and most fastidious mr-nner,
"the ship wns christened the Helen,
but she lost her 'h' in the chops of
the channel."—London Spectator.
Daring Lady Explorers.
Probably no other lady has such a
record of exploration as Mrs. French-
Sheldon, who, amongst other claims
to distinction, possesses thnt of having been the first woman elected a
Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. Tn addition to three journeys
round the world, she hns personally
conducted more than one African expedition, nnd has traveled alone on
the Congo. Mrs. Workman, too, has
accomplished wonders among the
Himalayas—where sho and her husband, in 1903, attained an altitude of
23.304 feet—and Miss Gordon-Cum-
ming bus nlso climbed many of the
almost ine.ccesssible peaks mnong
Ihe mountains of Northern India and
Thibet.
Zam-BuK WorKs a Complete Cure.
Mrs. J. Minett, of 192 Thurbers
Avenue, Providence, Rhode Island,
has been cured by Zam-Buk of a bad
leg, which had defied all remedies for
Bixty long years. She says:—"When a
shild of eight, I was bitten on the leg
by a dog. A doctor cauterised the
place, but it never healed up soundly,
and I have suffered with an ulcerated
leg for over sixty years. This occurred in England, and many English
doctors tried in vain to heal the sore.
At one time I was an in-patient at the
.East Suffolk Hospital for a long
period, and for three years I was in
and out of hospitals. I was continually in pain, and the sore would not
heal, but continued to discharge.
Twelve months ago I came, out here
to my daughter, and during the voyage I had to keep my bed. The ship's
doctor examined my leg, and gave me
a plaster, which I had to take off
again as it made the pain so intense.
When 1 reached my daughter's house,
she sent for a medical man, who said
nothing could ever do it any good,
and although I tried other American
doctors, they did me no good. They
snid my leg would never be well.
"One dny my youngest daughter
brought home a box of Zom-Buk, ond
induced me to try it. With the first
application I seemed to find case, and
further treatment with Zam-Buk did
me so much good that I sent for a
proper supply. I kept on with the
Zam-Buk treatment, and soon saw
that the wound was getting better.
The discharge was reduced, and the
pain was eased. I persevered with the
Zam-Buk, and, to cut a long story
short, it effected a cure. It is marvellous to think that, after suffering for
sixty years, Zam-Buk lias been able
to make my leg perfectly sound."
Znm-Buk is a combination of power
and purity. Purely herbal, it is superior to all known remedies for
chronic sores nnd wounds, eczema,
salt-rheuin, ringworm, eruptions, varicose ulcers, cuts, burns, bruises, skin
diseases. It also cures piles. All
Druggists ,apd Stores sell nt 50c. a-
box, or post-free from Zam-Buk Co.,
Toronto, for price. Three boxes for
$.1.25.
A RECORD PIKE.
He Started Young.
"The Baby" iB the' nickname which
ho3 been bestowed upon Lord Win-
terton, because he was only a few
months over twenty-one when he was
returned as M.P. for Horsham. "The
Baby" is o*je of the best shots in the
House. He hns just returned from
a big game expedition in the Soudun.
Not an Infallible Method.
"1 diagnose all my cases from the
patient's eyeB," said a doctor emphatically. "Now, your right eye
tells me that your liver is affected."
"Excuse, me, doctor," the patient
remarked, "but my right eye ia a
glass one."
Out of Danger
The millionaire hod been very ill,
but the doctor's smile was cheerful
and encouraging. "At last, my dear
sir," he said, grasping the patient's
nerveless hand, "at last I am happy
to sny that you are completely out of
danger." "No risk of a relanse?"
None whatever." "Break it gently to
my poor nephew," whispered the invalid, faintly.
Meerschaum, when freshly mined, is
so soft that- it may be used for soap,
giving a plentiful, cleansing lather.
After the Airship Wreck
Reporter—What was the cause of the
accident?
Descending Passenger — Nobody
seems to know. The captain thinks it
was a derelict or an uncharted skyscraper.
A Simple and Cheap Medicine.—A
simple, cheap and effective medicine
is something to be desired. There is
no medicine so effective a regulator of
the digestive system as Parmelee's
Vegetable Pills. They are simple, they
are cheap, they can be got anywhere,
and their beneficial action will prove
their recommendation. They are the
medicine of the poor man and those
who wish to escape doctors' bills will
do well in giving them a trial.
"People praise my work," said the
artist, boastingly. "And they laugh at
mine," rejoined the sad-faced party
"but I don't mind." "What is your
line?" queried the nrtist. "I'm a professional humorist," replied the other
—Chicago Daily News.
The Plowboy Bard
The garden seed air seed, all right—
That's righter than it's wronger—
But when we puts 'em outa sight
They can't be seed no longer.
The Uses of Bile
in Indigestion
Bile is quite as important as are the
gastric juices in the process of digestion.
Chronic indigestion disappears when
an active liver supplies bile in sufficient quantities.
You think of bile as something disagreeable nnd poisonous, something to
be well rid of. In the blood the bile
is poisonous nnd harmful, but tho
liver takes the bile out of the bloml
and pours it into the intestines, where
it fulfills a most important mission.
Without bile human life is short;
for,
Bile hastens the passage of the foml
along the alimentary cnnal.
Bile neutralizes the acid which
passes from the stomach to the intestines.
Bile prevents the fermentation of
food in the intestines, which in turn
causes gas, wind, flatulency.
Bile, in short, is Nature's cathartic
and maintains a regular and healthful
process of digestion and of elimination
of waste matter by way of the bowels.
But to hnve a regular flow of bile the
liver must lie kept healthy and active
nnd just here is where Dr. A. W.
Chase's Kidney-Liver Pills come in,
for they nre definite, specific and
direct in their action on the liver.
It is only by setting the liver right
that constipation can ever lie cured.
It is only by making the liver healthy
that biliousness and bilious, sick
headochef can be thoroughly overcome. It is only by making the liver
active that the most difficult enses ot
indigestion and dyspepsia will ever
vanish.
A single box of Dr. A. W. Chase's
Kidney-Liver Pills at 26 cts. a box will
convince you of their extraordinary
merit. One pill a dose, ot all dealers,
or Edmonson, Bates & Co., Toronto.
Largest Ever Caught In England
Landed a Few Days Ago.
A giant pike, which is for English
and Scotch streams the record catch,
was caught recently on. the Hampshire Stour by the orthodox method
of rod and line.
This fish turned the scale at 37 1-4
pounds. Its length is 45 inches and
•firth 24 inches. When first taken out
of the water it was Weighed with a
spring balance and reached the figure
of over 40 pounds, but in the intervening time it haB shrunk to its present size. It lies, a wonder to all bo-
holders, in the shop of Messrs. Milestone and Stanforth, Swallow Place,
Oxford street, with the tiny roach
with which it waB caught still stuck
fast in lis gills.
The captor, of this noble prize was
interviewed by a representative of the
press. "I caught her," he said, "on
Sunday morning on Lord Wimbome's
estate. The stream was in flood, and
I was fishing with snnn tackle in n
very fast Btream. I hnd an hour before caught and given away a 14-
pound pike, which is probably the
male fish. I dropped my bait into
the run and it was carried by the
swirl r""nd the corner into a back-
water which shelves grnduallv un towards the bank from the point of the
island.
"Tbe n'ke *ook m" fa.Hy niTi.otlv,
for she was old and sluggish, and not
for Bome time did I realize that I
was fnst in one of the bi<"«Bt pi'ro
that have ever b?en caught in the
Rritisb Isles. She fought mo for nearly half an hour, and nt Inst I managed to get her toward the shelving
bank. My keeper, wild witb excitement, plunged into the water, and
we °-ot her out somehow.
"She looked lovely on coming out
of the water. The shading of her
bodv wan exouisite, and tn» pin's
spots which have since grown blurred
and faded showed up splendidly. My
chief reason, however, for congratulation is that she must have been one
of the worst thieves in our duck decoy. There is no close season for pike
on the Stour, otherwise she might
long have survived as the terror of
the wild ducklings which we rear
thero every summer, and have missed
in large quantities."
A GRAVE STATEMENT.
Rt. Hon. R. B. Haldane Says Britain
Cannot Take Chances.
Right Hon. R. B. Haldane, British
Secretary for War, has just made the
following pronouncement on the
European situation:
"For three years past," he said, "I
have been going up and down the
country preaching from,the text that
if you wish to make war unlikely you
must prepare yourself against being
taken unawares.
"I hate war, and I wish to avert its
horrors, but when the nations are piling up armaments it is uot safe for us
to shut our eyes to the risks. We
must prepare while there is time to
prepare.
"The fault of our country is that we
do not look ahead. We are very practical, very energetic, but we do not
make far-reaching plans or look to
the possibilities of the future. We
insure ncainst risks in business and
we ought to do it in our national life.
"There has been too little of that,
and I deBire to impress on the country that we must look ahead if we are
to be suite.
"The people of this country should
meditate on the fact that we arc not
merely the centre of n great Empire,
but that we have to police, with what
I may cull a long-range professional
armv, our dominions across the seas,
"We want not only a great army,
but a great navy with the command
of the seif. Because we are an island
we should be fools if we neglected the
defence which the sea makes possible
to us.
"During the last few days there has
been awakened deep interest in the
state of tbe nnvy. I will only sny one
word about that. The Government is
determined to preserve the command
of the sen.
"The command of the sea must be
preserved from the point of view of
the- army as well as the nnvy 'tself.
"No ninn can say we are never likely to be invaded, and the more we arc
prepared the less likely is it to occur."
EARLY ADVERTISEMENTS.
England Took a Long Time to Realize
the Value of Printing.
One of the first English printed advertisements was a handbill or poster got out by Caxton in 1480 and
reading:
"Pyes ... of Salisbury ... good
and chepe ... if it please any man
spirituel or temporel to bye."
This was not a baker's advertisement, Caxton had printed "Pyes" or
clerical rules telling how the clergy
at Salisbury dealt with the changing
date of Easter; and as the clergy
could read he was bold enough to
print advertisements of hia "Pyes."
For two centuries after it was introduced, printing, which should have
boomed advertising — if advertising
depended primarily upon printing-
had little or no effect upon it. The
public had to be reached by the rebus
over the shop, the public criers in
towns, and by boys in front of stalls
calling, "What d'ye lack, master?
What d'ye lack?"
Even the newspapers, when the
civil wars in England in the seventeenth century brought them forth
and they begun to develop readers,
had an extraordinarily smull effect in
developing advertising. Book notices,
rewards for tho arrest of runaway servants and quacks began to appear
about 1652. And a little later the germ
of modern advertising began to develop in the "Mercurius Politicus,"
"The Kingdom's Intelligencer," and
the "Publick Advertiser" and others
in an effort to introduce tea, coffee,
and chocolate into England, ihus:
Tea: "That excellent and by all
Physitians approved China drink called by the Chineuns Teha, by other
Nations Tay, alias Tee."
Coffee: "The grain or berry colled
coffee, growing only upon little trees
in the deserts of Arabia. Brought
from thence and as drunk generally
throughout all the Grand Seignor's
dominions. It iB a simple, innocent
thing composed into a drink."
And chocolate: "An excellent West
India drink called Chocolate.'
The contrast between popular dependence upon advertising then and
now cannot be better shown than by
the experience after the great London
fire. In 1666 London was practically
wiped out by fire. The printer of The
London Gazette, with almost prophetic acumen, offered his columns for
notices of new locations of shops. But
though practically every important
shop in the city was moved, there was
absolutely no response to this offer.
Tho old locations had never been
Itnown through the newspapers, so
why should anyone look tbere for the
new?
Is Lord Milner a German?
It may be remembered, onronos of
the meteoric career of Lord Milner.
who was fifty-five the other day, that
when he got his peerage certain newspapers contended thai lie was a German alien, nnd. ns such, could not
sit in the House of Lords. As n rank
ter of fact, Lord Milner. though educated in Germany, was born in England. His father, Dr. Milner, might
perhaps have been described ns "a
German subject." since he wbb born
in Germnny. But Dr. Milncr's filth,
er wns English, nnd the son of nn
Englishman is always an Englishman too, wherever he mny hnve been
born. Lord Milner hns been described ns society's most incorrigible
bachelor. His'engagement bus never
even been rumored.
Didn't Startle Rossetti.
Among authors there nre some who
take but the slightest interest in so-
cial or politicul questions. So far lis
public questions arc concerned, they
nre hardly better informed thnn
Dante Gabriel RoBsetti. During the
French revolution one ol his friends
bin-Bt into Rossetti's studio with the
incredible news, "Louis Philippe hns
landed in England." "Has he?" said
Rossetti calmly. "What bus ho come
for?"
Readily.
"Willie, did you put your money in
the contribution box in Sunday School
to-day?" "No, mamma; I nskcdEddy
Lake, the preacher's son, if I could
keep it and spend it on candy, and
he gave me permission."
Teacher Wanted to Know.
"How do you like your teacher,
dear?" little Mary was asked, after
her first day at school. "I like her,"
said Mary, "but I don't think she
knows much, for she just keeps ask-
In., questhns all the time."
INDEED THEY
AREJrVDNDERFOL
what thos. Mcdonald says op
dodd's kidney pills.
He Had Lame Back, Kidney Disease
and Heart Fluttering:, and One
Box Cured Him.
Shubenacadie, Hants Co., N. 8.
(Special).—"I juffered from Lame
Back, Kidney Disease and Heart Fluttering^, caused by cold and a strain,
for three years. I was looking over
some papers and saw Dodd's Kidney
Pills advertised and I bought one bog
which completely cured me. Dodd's
Kidney Pills are wonderful."
That is the simple, straightforward
statement of Mr. Thomas McDonald,
a well known resident of this place.
It shows how quickly Dodd's Kidney.
Pills cure Kidney Disease when taken
in its earlies stages. Lame Back is
one of the first symptoms of sick Kidneys. Heart Fluttcrings is another
symptom. It is caused by blood, from
which the sick Kidneys have failed to
strain the impurities, increasing the
work of the heart. Dodd's Kidney
Pills make the sick Kidneys well, the
lame back disappears, the blood is,
purified, the heart is relieved and the
llutterings stop.
If the case is of long standing, it
may take longer to cure it, but Dodd's
Kidney Pills never fail to do it.
Helping Them Out
"Your cousin's medical practice, I
suppose, doesn't  amount  to   much
yet?"
"No. I'm Borry to say.  We relatives
do   all   we   san, however,   but,   of
course, we can't be ill all the time 1"
"She—Jack told me that that hospital was built entirely at his expense.
Is it possible?
He—Well, Jack's uncle cut- him off
with a hundred pounds, and left the
rest of his money to build the hos-
Airing your troubles will not mitigate them.
The manufacture of oleomargarine
nnd other artificial butters is one of
tlio leading industries of Holland.
There's one sure thing, and that is
that you can't be sure of anything
Walking Over the Fire.
On the anniversary of the twentieth
day after the death of Imam Hussain,
which fell recently, the usual ceremony of walking over the fire, which
is held annually at Mnshirnbnd, a
suburb of Hyderabad, took place in
the presence of a crowd which was
greater thnn in past years. "Walking
over the fire," is a wonderful sight.
Two or three carloads of firewood are
gathered in an open Bpnce in front of
the "Ashoorkhana," and at midnight
the wood is set on fire. This takes
about two hours to burn, nnd the heat
is so great that no one can stand
within a distance of at least a dozen
yards from the fire. After the fire has
burnt out, the live charcoal is spread
out evenly oi tho ground in Ihe form
of a circle. When everything is ready,
two men jump barefooted into the fire
nnd walk* across the fiery enrpet, rot
once, but nt least a dozen times. The
heat from the glowing embers is fiercer thrill when the wood was burning.
The example of the two men is followed by several hundreds. The
strangest feature of the ceremony is
that not a single man receives nny
injury. F.v»n children of all ng»s
jump into tbe fire and run across it
without the least hesitation, nnd ell
seem to be at home. The only effects
nfter passing through the ordenl
seems to be thnt one perspires profusely.
Marianne Farningham Dead.
Thousands residing in Canada hnve
rend at some time or other those novels which appeared in weekly form in
The Christian World, and were afterwards reproduced in book form ot the
customary price nf three shillings and
sixpence, nnd hnve had a most extensive reeding in the novel relteinns
world only equalled by those of Edna
Lvnll nnd other authors of the serio-
relWous school which has found such
n following nmong tlio religious readers of to-dav. Miss Henrn, better
known ns Marianne Fnrninghnm to
renders of religions panel's for the last
half century, died a few days afro in
a boarding-house nt Barmouth, to
which she wns Inken a day or two ago
before her death on her arrival from
Northampton. She wns 74 years old.
Mi«s Farningham wns editress of The
Snndny School Times, and for 52 years
she never missed n contribution cither of prose or verse to th" Christinn
World, for which she wrote her first
noem in 1857. Mnm* of her verses
hnve become standard hvmrs, which
nre sune every Sunday in thousands
of churches throughout the world.
Longshoreman George.
Lord George Hnmilton iB known by
a few of his intimates as "Longshoreman George." Tho name is the sequel
of nn old joke. One night, many
venrs ago, Lord George had to respond nt a dinner to the toast of tho
Admiralty, but. between the toast nnd
liis speech a well-known comic singer
wns called upon for a song. This
genius chose "Tho Longshoreman,"
with its chorus, declaring that Its
"hero r.in't no snilor bold, und ho
never was upon the flea."
Away With Depression and Melancholy.—These two evils are the accompaniment of a disordered stomach
and torpid liver and mean wretchedness to all whom they visit. The surest and speediest way to combat them
is with Parmelee's Vegetable Pills,
which will restore the healthful action
of the stomach nnd bring relief. They
have proved their usefulness in thousands of cases and will continue to
give relief to the suffering who are
wise enough to use them.
Dolly—We had to practice Chopin
for three hours to-day, mamma 1
Mrs. Parvenoo—Really, my dear,
ahoppin' is all very well, but your
papa sent you to the ladies' hacademy
to learn music an' that sort o' thing I"
Accounted For.
Old Lady (rather deaf)—"Are you
nny relation to n Mr. Green?"
Green—"I nm Mr. Green."
Old Lady—"Ah! Then thnt explains
tho extraordinary resemblance."
Cruet.
Sportsman (wishing for fresh fields
to conquer)—"I should like to try my
hand nt big game."
Tho Lady—"'Yes; I suppose you
find it very hard to hit these little
birds?"
Keep Mlnard's Liniment in the house.
King Leopold of Belgium hns offered
a $5,000 prize for the best treatise to
be brought out this year.
Eyes Are Relieved by Murine
when irritated by Chalk Dust and
Eye Strain, incident to the average
School Room. A recent Census of
New York City reveals the fact that
in that City alone 17,928 School Children needed Eye Care. Why not try
Murine Eye Remedy for Red, Weak,
Weary, Watery Eyes, Granulation,
Pink Eye and Eye Strain? Murine
doesn't Smart; Soothes Eye Pain. Is
compounded by Experienced Physi.
cinns; Contains no Injurious or Pro-
hitited Drugs. Try Murine for Your
Eye Troubles; You will like Murine.
Try it in Baby's Eyes for Scaly Eyelids. Druggists Sell Murine nt SOc.
Tbe Murine Eye Remedy Co., Chicago,
Will Send You Interesting Eye Books
Free.
"I hnve an heirloom onthis table,"
snid the landlady, "that has come
down to mc through four generations."
"1 thought so," mused the new boarder. "Why don't you get a different
butter dealer."—Cleveland Reader.
A WINDSOR LADY'S APPEAL
To All Women: I will send free,
with full instructions, my home treatment which positively cures Leucor-
rhoea, Ulceration, Displacements,
Falling of the Womb. Painful or Irregular Periods, Uterine nnd Ovarian
Tumors or Growths, nlso Hot Flushes,
Nervousness, Melancholy, Pains in
the Head, Ilnek or Bowels, Kidney
and Bladder Troubles, where caused
hy weakness peculinr to our sex.
You can continue treatment at home
at a cost of only nhout 12 cents n
week. My book, "Womnn's Own Mc-
dlcnl Adviser," nlso sent tree on request. Write to-day. Address Mrs
M. Summers, Box H.I., Windsor. Ont.
Chaplain—What brought you here?
Prisoner—Youth, sir.
Chaplain—Youth! Why, you look to
be fifty if a Jay!
Prisoner—I'm past that. It was the
youth of my lawyer that did It.
Sores Flee Before It.—There are
many who have been afflicted with
sores and have driven them nway with
Dr, Thomas' Kcloctric Oil, which acts
like magic. All similarly troubled
should lose no lime in applying this
splendid remedy, as there is nothing
like it to bo bad. It is cheap, but its
power is ill no way expressed by its
low price.
Jobbery
Another   important   difference   between governmnct jobs and glory is
that there are not enough of them to
go round.—Indianapolis News. THE   REPORTER,   MICHEL,    BRITISH    COLUMBIA.
THE MICHEL REPORTER
NEW MICHEL, B. C.
Issued every Saturday, from office of
Publication, Northern Ave, New Michel.
SUBSCRIPTION TWO DOLLARS
A YEAR IN ADVANCE
ADVUTRTISING RATES ON APPLICATION
tjEORGB Q. MEKLE, - MANAGING-EDITOR
In and Around Town
The Duke of Spavwood was in
town this week.
The Great Northern hbtel now
has a white chef.
Miss Eao Pickering is visiting
friends at Hosmer.
Who shed, by the wood shed,
those tears for Jack?
Dr. Melntyre of Winnipeg is here
'assisting Dr. McSorley.
Teddy Van the old G. N. c'onduc
tor is visiting at fernie.
. The Imperial hank building is
"finished and ready for occupancyi
Kennedy the druggist expects to
move into his new store next iveek.
Quotations on the, G. N. stock
market for train robbers have advanced.
H. Watson of Calgaty and R. B.
C. Hammond of Fernie, were here
'yesterday.
. The Great Northern official car
with the whole bunch, was here1
on Wednesday,
In the football match .It Fernie
last Saturday, the result .was a draw
Score, Fernie 2; Michel 2,
Mrs. M, McFarlane has returned
from Ontario, wliere she was called
by the death of her father:
.. J. R. Pollock of Fernie was here
.yesterday, attending a meeting of
the Elk Valley Brewing Co.
• Bert. McCullough ha,3 taken Up
,his residence in his ne\y quarters
over P. Burns & Cp's store. |
, J. Beynrtn a well known mixer-
ologist has taken a position behind
the bar at the Great Northern.
New Michel will, play Michel
.baseball on,the tipple grounds on
the 24th.   Play ball at 10 a. m.
" J. E..McCool was mistaken for a
.human match box, the othbr day
and had his face badly scratched.
Work on the Coal ConrpanJ''s lots
■.is progressing more rapidly since
contractor McCool put in 7 more
men.
•-.   Summer Signsrrthe Tfites-Wood
>; awning, Alec's, overalls, Mac's ,pan-
-ama, high water, ice  cream,   outdoor sports and bull-frogs.
• The night p'olic'epipijibap bijen retained, notwithsUnding.^hft.number
•tyf 'people pontfilSuting I: his sup-
pi i't hfio bf'nn tlwllijlsjiedi,.. L
Somerton P:*ns •  HaVe erected a
Hag pole on lu] of tlit-if Store, and
' will float their colors on the   24th,
-This is tho first flag pole erected in
New Michel.
The football club hold their sports
here on the 24th of Mayi. and arc
putting out a good program. A
dance at night in Michel hall will
wind up the day's fun.
A horse belonging td tho  G.   N.
■ hotel, met witli a bad • accident  the
• other day.   Being turned   lobsc   it
■ got amongst the stumps and in
some way nearly tote a hoof oil'.
' S. C. Matthews, one of the oldest
commercial travellers in the west,
was here yesterday, looking as
fjpruee as ever aud with the same
command of English as *• he hnd
when wd first met hitn some 25
vears ago.       ...
, ■ A newspaper is tire natural place
,)'i look jdj /'.nn'rtncimertts  and if
',yp;»-ii'Hi'.i:,n*t;3a: stuck   up  on
tijlBphtin'f! Ji-Jks d; op sides of build-
,  Ingswert* Ices' 'nl evidence, we might
profit occasionally to ),he"«xt6nt of
, of being utile to cut out|   what  ap-
" pears to some puojilo us objectionable dope.
One Cent a Word
Advertisements) such as For Sale, To Let, Lost
Pouna Wanted etc., inserted at the uniform
rate of One Cent a Word Each Insertion
(SEVENTY MILLION, TIMBER - SAW MILL —
o Great Northern Railway pusses ihroiijfli--5
limita*~runntng 18 yoarfl— annual dues -?r-7r> or
$lli") annually each. Cedar, Uuimrac, tir, spruce,
and some white pint). Price is $.*so,oon, half cash,
balance on terms, Address the Editor of this paper for further particulars.
■UIFTY MILLION FEET OF FIRST-OLASS TIM-
-1 ber on drivable stream. Easily lotted to Columbia River. This can bo bdiight for it 15,000, •&
cash, balanbo one and two years. Thbse licenses
run for \A years mcire. Cost of continuing licenses In force, $ll.">.eiieh, The above are snaps,
and if you are a lumber or timber man eomniu-
nicateut once, ns the owner must sell. For any
further details, address the Editor of this paper,
SUNDAY   SERVICES
Notice of Application for  Renewal
for Liquor License
■M-OTICEiallort'ls-Riven, thnt I, Alexander J.
1,1 McCool, ol New Michel, B.C., Intend to up.
ply to the Superintendent of Provincial I'oltoo,
at tho expiration of one month Irom the'date
hereof, for a renewal of my retail litiuor license
for the premises known as tlio Great Northern
Hotel, iltnatod at New Michel, 11. C.
ALEXANDER J. McCOOL.
Dated at Now Michel, 11. C, Mny 1,1009.
Application  For Transfer of Liquor
Licence
METHODIST   CHURCH
MICHEL AND Nfew MICHEL
SERVICES   EVERY   SUNDAY
NEW MICHEL, 10.45 a. ih„ in room
over Somerton Bro's store.
MICHEL, Sunday School, 2.110 p. m.
Evening service, at 7.30. Band of
Hope every Monday at 7.110 p. in.
Rev. S. Cook, Pastor.
The pastor and. officials 'extend a cordial
invitation to you to attend these services.
ST; PAUL'S'CHURCH
ktckic,* fr. th
Services—1st.   Sunday in  thb  month,
Holy poiiitnunloh'; 11 a. iii.
Every   Sunday,' Evensong, 7130 p. m.
Sunday School, every..Sunday, 2.'30p. m.
A. Briant N. Croiklier, M. A., Vicar,
Union Bakery
G. SO-VRANb, Prbprietor
OLD TOWN
- MICHEL
Fresh Bread Delivered Daily
Coffins
In stock arid made to order
Fred. Pomahac,
NE\V  MICHEL
BlltEY ,|HE BUILDER,
BUILD^A. CONTRACTOR
Estimates Furnished Free, on Short Notice.
NllW MICHEL
Easy to tocite this Kind
Whfen you htjai* a man eternally crying "graft, graft" a-
gainst his neighbors who are
in better circumstances than
he, you can safely put him
down as a grafter, and a failure even at ..graft. Generally
he is like the, devil-fish that
clouds the water so he himself
cannot be seen. Many who
cry "tainted money" are
chiefly vexed because taint
theirs.—Ex.
Board Now in Session
The board of conciliation
established "to enquire info the
difficulty p'f.the Western.Coal
Operators and Coal Miners in
Southern. British Columbia
and Alberta, and endeavor to
adjust the s»?nej consists of
Rev. .II. ,N...Grant, Fernie;
Colin McLeod, Macleod and
F. H, Shefmari, Taber.
The board is now convened
at Macleod and from latest ad
vices; a settlement of .the
trouble is looked for to-night.
Elk Valley Beer
The fail is that good,  properly made
boor is (says a medical paper to-day)
beverage containing a very small amount
ol alcohol and a relatively large amount
of nutritive material.
It is time (says the "Hospital") that
tho'erroneouB view that beer has no nutritive value in itself, and merely consists
of a boverago upon which a certain portion of the community intoxicates itself,
should be exposed and discredited.
f JOnN S. lAUHENSON. of tlio town of Mich-
xj el, 11, C„ hereby apply to the Superintendent
ofl'i-ovincial Police lorn transfer toll. B. sted.
man of my licence to sell intoxicating Honors
under the provisions of tlio .Statutes .In that be.
half, in the promises known nnd described ns tho
Kootenay Hold, situated nt Now Mioliol, B. C. to
commence on tlio 1st day of July, 11)09.
JOHN S. LAURF.NSON
Michel, B.C., April 21th. 1009.
Netice of Application for  Renewal
of License
NOTICE Is hereby ulvon, that I, Gcorso B.
.Stedmiiii, of Now Michel. B. p., intend to apply to the Superintendent of I'rovlnclal Police,
at the expiration of one month from' the date
hereof, for a renewal of my retail litllior license
for the premises known its tho Kootonay liotel,
situated at New Michel, B. <J.
GEO. B. STEDMAN.
Dated at New Michel, B. C, May I, MOO.
NOTICE
rpAKF. NOTICE that we intend to apply to tlio
x .Superintendent of Provincial Police, niter
thirty days from the lirst appearance of th'9 no.
tlce, for a renewal of onr wholesale licence to
sell intoxicatinglinnorsiitMichol.B. C. ■ ,
Dated this 7th day of May. A, D. 11109.
THE MICHEL LIQUOR COJlFAhY, LlttlTED
NOTICE
TAKE NOTICE t'uit I intend, to apply, lo the
1 Superintendent of .Provincial Polico, after
thirty daye from.the tlrst appenrupee oj, this no.
tice. for (lie transfer from myself to the Mtchol
Liquor Company .Limited, ol my wholesale li-
cenco to sell into-tibatine liquprfS at Michel, B. C.
Dated this TUi day of May,.A.,D..l'J09.
THOMAS CRAHAN.
Licence    to    an     tx(ra4'rovinclal
Company
''COMPANIES  ACT,   i$>i."
(,,)
. , .CANADA: -       -v..
PllOVINfcE OF BltlTISU ColujUua,
Vntli ttardwuro Company, UniihMl" [a niitlior-
izetl nnd lu^iined to curry on bushus*!) within thoi
Province of llrittsh Columltin, und lo enrry out
or oirect nil or .any ot tho object of tln> Ciimpiinyi
to which the leRi.slntive uutliority of the Lcaialn.
turo of Hrilteli 'Columbia eitbiidsi.
Tiie head oflU'o of tlic Coimmnr 'W sltimto nt
Frank in the Province of AlljMn..Ci\hudft.
Tho lunoimt of the ciltfital of the Aompany is1
Twenty Thousand dollars divided into Two
hundred slum's of One hundred fldllura wich.
The head oilieo of the Conipiiiiy In tliis Province is situate nt New Michel, and'-Louis -\V. Kriba
HardWnre Merchunt Wliose nddivs*. is New Michel aforesaidjja tho attorney for thu Company, .
GIVEN midcr iny Hand niid Seal of
Oillce -at Victoria, proyinco of'
British Coltmiljiai fchis third day,
of May, pnb thbufndd riino hundred and nine.     * ■ ■ • .  ».,
, •■ilqgLmriyro.f Joint St^kCompnnies.'
Tho objcbu< for wlii-'h this Company Imia been
estiiblirtiiwl uud licensed are:—   •*', • ■     •
To buy, pel) and curry o\\ biyinaflfl as nholesalo
and retail dealers in liardWare in'cliidiiiB 'build*
ers1 supplios, uiinhiff supplies, plnmbintr.MieatiiiK
und tinsmith supplies, houscliold.und kitehbn u-
tonslla and everything pertaining lo a', gvncrnl
wliolesale aud retail linnlwurfi ftusiiiess. To
manufneturu and iustiM all kinds of tlnsinithinR.
plumbiuB, hot air beating alid steillu fitting supplies. To net us agents tot riianofacturbra in any
of tho above lines. T(t iWiulro by purohnsc or
lease, hire or exchange or ot her wisef* such lands,
lenses, buildings, machinery, tools, warehouses,
rl(,rhUof way. railway tvuliksor sidings as are
necessary or conducive to the carrying on of tlio
above hurdwaro business. To do any or all of
the things herein set fortli as objects, purposes,
powers or otherwise to the same extent ami us
fully as natural persona might or could do as
principals, agents or otherwise. Tq do all such
other things as are Incidental or Conducive to
tlio attainment of the foregoing objects.
J. J. SCOTT,
GENERAL BLACKSMITH,
Horseshoeing a Specialty
NEW MICHEL
PHOTOGRAPHS
SOMERTON BROS.
Studio Now Open Over The Store
Business Bringers
Reading Notices Inserted* under this Hmdlng
at the rate of Ten Centr, a Line, each inter-
tloti.  No ads Inserted amongst Locals.
oMnKE Crow's Host Siieclnl and Kxtra.   Union
« Mado Oi
' Mado Clgnrfi
In abuse Imll game bhtween Michel
and New Michel last night, the score
stood New Jlichel -I; Michel 1,
L. AV. KHbs Who biis bfecn conlined to
tho house With rheumatism in the knee,
is reported t<* be around again to-day or
Monday.    ..
•C. W; r^Vyoi Fcmlii Was hert! to-
dliy an'd cairite back with htm the. eanic
old stdry "N w Michel is a crackerjack
ot a town." i    •
4-BIIRTH
WEDEli.-At Ncii' %'tiol, on Monday, May ntli.
tlio wllo al [I. K, Webor of ta eon,
4'<6 children's di^ssefe
.50c to $2.25
50 pairs of fleece lined drawers, broken
lots, regular '.'6'5 and .75 cents-,    now .5'0
All wbol, heather Box, tegulak* 35 cents 4
pair, during n'eSt week', 4 paits for $1.'00
Fine balbriggah uilderwfear, pt^r suit    96
Nickeled Alarm .Clocks, regular     $1.50
Now 95 cents
20 doz Exelda Handkerchiefs,  6 for 1.00
Black sateen Shirts*,.regular 1., 1.25, and
$1'.50', while they last, 95 cents
Trunks,
:$2.35 to $8.00
The Bargain House
Does THIS Hit You?
You fifth easily detect ft town
that is oi> its way to the cemetery. The maii who curses
the town digs tlio grave. The
man who does nothing but
whine makes tho shroud, The
mun who opposes every pro
ject for improvement furnishes tbe coffin, The man who
does not advertise drives the
hearse. The man who knows
the town will soon begin to go
backward, throws flowers on
the grave. The man who
howls bard times while investing money in outside enterprises; preaches the funeral
sermon, and all the dead-
beatSj loafers, kickers, whin-'
ers and those envious of the
successful, sing the funeral
anthem,—Exi
'.*'''-, . ,'■ - - .    "     ■
€6St$ 'ttiikey* but property xlone it bring$ big re$ult$
The Newspaper is the place
the proper place
and the only proper place
% which t6 make your advertising announcements
6et into THE REPORTER
Till! base bull team has dug up the
price and taken their ouflt from the
express office,
Are You
House Cleaning 1
We have everything in
Paints
Oils
Varnished
Alabastine
in all Colors
Crow's Nest Pass
Hardware Co., ™
New Michel
Rosedale Dairy
Oiien tor business on May Ifith.
Fresh Milk, Cream, Butter and Egga
Delivered daily to all j'.nrla of both
towns. .
Ai C. MURRAY,   I   PROPRIETOR
60  YEARS'
EXPERIENCE
Trade Marko
Designs
Copvbiohtb 4c.
Anronn sun ding n skotoli and ftrscrlptlon inns'
anlcltlf mcprtnln. out opinion froo wliotlior Wl
iirvontlnn Is probably patentable. Communlca.
Smrlclly™nlldonir«l.HAlit)Bljpi(onPatenl(l
■ scnl iroe. Olilliflt ftpoliej- for somirlnff iistents.
l'hionts taken tltrouith Munti ft Co. rouolvo
sptetal notice, without clinruo, lu tho
Scientific Hmcricam
A TaRndBomelr Illustrated, weekly. Lnraust qlr-
enlutlon of. nny scleiltltlo .lou.-iinl. '1'orms tor
C'niuulii. (tor, li year, f ostimo iircoulil. gold by
hU newsdealers.
' bvBUWublunaoI
Moving Pictures
On gunday'Mghl iii
Cratfaii's Hall.
On MohdayKightin
Martin's Hall.
Admission . 15 ami .36
RouKhead & Brown,   Prbprietorn
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