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Michel Reporter 1909-12-25

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VOL. 2.
no: u
Mufflers, Handkerchiefs,  Gloves
See our stock of Ties.
and Braces.       . - -.       ' - - -    •.
Qur Combination Set containing Braces.   Arm   Bands  and
Garters, put up. in fancy box. makes a very acceptable gift.
ti.t-by.rA   At    J\f\ tli f    The Great Northern Hotel Block
wishes you
and all
District 18 Elects
If there is no Union,Printing
Ollice in your town, send your
work to the Reporter Office,
New Michel, and bave it done
by the man who Unionized
the First Printing Office in the
Pass, and have vour jobs decorated wit!} that j
-THE —
Fernie, Dec. 19.—The annual election of officer? for
district 18 U. M. W. o*A.,
took place last week and resulted in the,return of district
president Powell unopposed,
and the re-election of vice-
president SUibbs and sec'y.-
treas. A. J. Carter, and the
election of Cbarles Gaper, ol
Michel, over former International Board Member, Petei
Patterson',' by a large majority.
Nat Howells, of Miehei, was
elected district board rriembei
for sub-d'striet I; J. 0. Jones,
of Coleman, for sub-district 2;
John Larson, of Lethbridge.
for No. 3; and A. H, Fox, o
Canmors, fur s|ib-district No.
These with tiie executive ol
District No. }8. compose tli
district board tor District 1
for the year. This board i>
the body through which the
minors of the big district
transact their routine business.
Tbe membership of thp district now numbers 4,5.00. ami
is constantly growing. Thc
feeble attempt to start a rival
organization in the territory
Oi'er wliich thp U.M.W. of A
haa established itsplf, met
with sudden death, and it i-
not likely that any other coal
miners' orgnnizution can ever
supplant the present union.
Suitable -Qifts
For father, MQther, Sister, Brother,
everyone on the long list of friends
and relatives which is made up every
year at this time.
\X//->t-.t-?<-- Fancy Christinas Candies, Cakes and Pjum
Yy ©DD S Puddings.       -.''   -
Everything in Xmas Novelties in  Hardware and Furniture
Departments, including Special Values in IJockey Sticks and
; Skates, Sleighs, Rocking Horses etc.
The Mpst Complete Line of Toys in £he Pass
Christmas Gifts
Oar new and beautiful lines of Holiday Goods are now ready for your inapt*
tion.   Wo can supply you with the nicest ond most appropriate gifts for Br
ery person. -'
Special lines in
Toys, Books, Novelties, Art and Burnt Leather Goods,
Mapicure, Shaving and Dressing Sets,: Xmas Cards
Perfumes, Farley'Chocolates,Souvenir View Books, Ebony Good? etc., etc. -
Make your Xmas purchases now wliile stock in complete tnd w«
will set aBide any article for you. - - - -
Agent for Phonographs, Gramophones, Kodaks,  Waterman's Fountain
I-ens.'        -' -'     '■'-. .' '  '   -        7 '       .
The Trite^Wood Q9, Ud.
Crahan's Hall
Picture and
The talk around town
Entire change of program
Michel Xmas Tree
The Xmas presents for the children of pid and New Miuhel will he-
given out on Xmas Day, Decembei
25th, from 1.30 p.m. till 0 p.m.
All children are requested tp hrinf
their tickets along befo**p they receive a present. Any child residing
in New or Old Michel who has not
received* ticket kindly see secretary of Michel Local Union. Any
person desiring to donate toward*-
same kindly send their donation to
Cliafl. Garner, secretary Miche:
Local Union, a list of whicli will he
puhlisheij in thp Michel Roportei
hy request. Michel Xmas Tube
CosimI'itee, Chas. Gamut, nonrotary,
Michel, 13. C.
New Michel, B. C.
Road to Serve
Interior B. C.
New faces in   Vaudeville
ii.OOO feet of  tbe   best Life
Moving Pictures procurable
line SingiiiR. Kxrellont Yaiidcvillu
funny and Thrilling Pictures and Good
Special Notice to   Parents
tiring your little  piiai,   Thoy  aro  wol-
iniine, beiidei tho  orijov il as  well  as
you. Ms of roptn for carriage?.
Children .15 nnd .15c   AJulta. 35c
Dontmisstbisshow? I £*
. Vancouver, B. C, Dec. 23.— Il
in reported hero that the lownsilc
of Midway, B. C, in the houndury
district, and owned hy a Montreal
conipany, of which Peter Ly_M,
contractor is president has sold out
its interests to thc Kettle Valley
lino for 815,000. The railway proposes to oxleiid the system west via
west fork of Kettle lfivcr through
thc Okaniigan and Smilkalneen districts nnd over the Hope mountains
lo Hope in the Frtizer river valley.
Legislation granting it subsidy of
Sfi.OOO a mile lo tlioenlerprise from
Midway to Nikola, it distance of 150
miles, Will hn introduced at the
coming session of thc provincial
legislature in accordance with Prc-
McUridc'H     \iiite-clection
Canada's Forests
Progress of Forestry W0i'k during 1908 - -1909
"The work of the Forest Service of thp United Stages is
spoken of in the highest terms of praise and witli good
reason, but it may bo pointed out that, although the extent
of Canadq is not less than that of tho United States, tht-
forest service of the latter bas an appropriation of $4,640,00(1
ind a permanent staff of over 2,000, while the Canadian forest service has ao appropriation of $100,00,0 and a permanent
-ttaff of about forty, if the Canadian people wish a servipc
equally efficient with that of the United States, they must be
prepared to deaj much rnore. generously with it than tbey do
now.1'' The foregoing words form part qf the introduction
to the report of the Dominion Superintendent of Forestry,
(Mr. R. |f. Campbell), lately laid before Parliament. Jn
addition (p the forestry work proper the Forestry Branch has
charge of the irrigation work and the national parks.
The main divisions of tho forestry work carried qn are
protection of the forests from fire, work on the forest rotjei've*-
and work jn tree planting on the prairies. At present the
protection of the forests from (ire is accomplished by means
of rangers, wbo patrol their respective districts, discover and
extinguish fires and warn travellers and residents of the
danger of setting fires. While the season of 1908 was exceptionally dry and tho risk correspondingly great, few
serious fires occurred on Dominion lan"fls?''r*.Yhe most serious
tires were at Salmon Arm, Mansoji Creek and White Lake
in British Columbia, and in the valley of the Spray river in
Alberta. For the 13. C. flro squatters on timber berths wore
chiefly responsible and the ease carelessness on the part of a
lumber company was a part in I cause. For the Spray valley
tire tho carelessness of tourists is responsible. By the B. C.
(ires 200,000 feet, board measure, of lumber was destroyed
and 10,000,000 feet damaged. The Spray valley fire burned
about 3,000,000 feet of timber.
The total number of rangers employed during theseasoi
of 1908 was 82, and compared witb 47 during tbe season of
1907. A special patrol was maintained along ibe line of the
G, T. P. and no serious lire occurred tbere. Additional
rangers wero employed nmtb of the Pass, in the country
north of Prince Albert and on the Peace and Great Slave
rivers. Despite-this'exlehsjoiij however, there is the most
pressing need of protecting the great Northern Forest Belt, n
district reaching from Hudson Bay lo ihe Rocky Mountains
(a distance of 1000 miles) and from 30(1 lo 000 miles wide;
there is also great need of the same along the many lines of
railway projected into the northern country.
Doti£l$f $ Stednwill        :      j
Everything First-pla*. and Cornfortabji
Nothing but white labor employed
Irpperial Bank of Canada
■ "   Head Office I TORONTO
Capital Authorized tlO.OOO.OOQ
Capital Paid Up $5,000,QQQ.      :-:.      Reserve Fund $5,000,000
Interest allowed on Deposits from Date of Deposit
Diaiis, Money Onlprs and Letters of Credit Issued, available in
 Any part of the World	
Brinchas •*. Ml-shel and New Mlohtl.     T. B. BAKtiB, Mam-ajar
A Warning
An editor approached St. Peter at the Golrlon Gate and
handing him a long list of delinquent subscribers said: "Look
this list over carefully and sec if any of llieso fellows have
sneaked through the penrly gates," "No," snid St. Peter,
"there are none of them inside, but a fellow slipped through
hero the other day who took the paper a year without paying
for it ami had the postmaster mark it 'refused,' but wc arc
after bim. and when caught he will be consigned to tbe place
wbere be properly belongs, lie is meaner than the delinquent subscriber, nnd Heaveil is not his home."
Somerton Bros,
Wish All Their Customers
and heartily thank them for theii
generous patronage in the past
Jewelers, Opticians, Photographers
New Michel Blairmore
is not much to pay
for this newspaper
of household work la taken
away when Sunlight Soap ll
brought Into the home.
For thoroughly cleansing
floors, metal-work, wall*
and woodwork, Sunlight
Is the most economical both
■ in time and money.
Han-'/'a P grets
Henry VII. of Englnnd, while sojourning in America, visited i. divorce
court in Chicago.
"And t;) think, I wns only able to
get rid of five of 'em in forty years,"
he moaned, ns he saw the judge un-
couple couples at the rate of thret
an hour.
Red, Weak, Weary, Watery Eyes
Relieved By Murine Eye Remedy.
Try Murine For Your Eye Troubles.
You Will Like Murine It Soothes.
60c At Your Druggists. Write For
Eye Books. Free. Murine Eye Rem
edy Co., Toronto.
Engineers are figuring on piercing
Mont Blanc for a double track, electric railroad. The tunnel would be
eight miles long, and would shorten
the distance between Paris and Genoa
over 30 miles.
Minard's Liniment Cures Burns, Etc.
"A horse! A horsi!" the actor cried;
In nccents of disdain
A little gallery god replied:
"Gwan! ' Git an aeroplane"
—Chicago Record-Herald.
Shiloh's Cure
quickly st*f» couglu, ovm ooltia, heal*
<&• throat mmii  !■■«•. •   •   •  25 cents.
Hurry Ends
in Indigestion
Use your fath on your food or your
stomach will suffer. Quick lunches,
hurried eating, bolting food, are sure
to end, sooner or later, in some
■form of indigestion, more or less
quickly relieve the distress caused
by hurried eating. They act directly on the stomach nerves and actually help the food to digest and
assimilate. They are particularly
good for nervous dyspepsia, bloating, hiccoughs, bitter taste in the
mouth, and flatulence. With reasonable care in eating, Beecham's
Pills will soon
Put an End to
Stomach Ills •
SolU Everywhere. la Boies sn cento.
A Great Deal of Work Is Being Done
on Its Navy Yard.
It is not generally realized that the
navnl harbor works   at   Dover have
been in hand for twelve years. Dover
was  used  as  a  base  for  the  fleets
| which the Romans maintained for the
' suppression of the pirates of North-.
era Europe.    Sir Walter Raleigh re-.
commended Dover lor development as
i a naval base, and Henry VIII. did
1 much for its benefit, building a new
' pier there.
In more recent times Dover has
j been the subject of much talk and
j comparatively little action. Three
] royal commissions sat on a proposal
to build a harbor there in the middle
of lust century—one in 1340, another
| in 1844. nnd a third in the following
! year. All that resulted-, however, was
I the Admiralty Pier, begun in 1847 and
j not completed until twenty years
| after.
Many years later  the   Dover Har-
' bor Board brought forward n scheme
j for  the  commercial  development  ot
the. port, and their plans were actually
1 sanction   in   1891.    Soon after,  how.
ever, they were modified owing to thi!
decision of the AdmiraVy to construct
there a "nntional harbor of refuge,"
the   contract  for which   was   let  to
Messrs. Pearson & Son in 13C5, and
which the Prince of Wales opened re.
The work has been a tedious one,
and it is open to doubt—in naval
circles*, to openly expressed doubt—
whether the place will ever b" worth
what has been spent on it. The result of the twelve year's work is ii
naval harbor 610 acres'in extent, and
a tiny commercial harbor (by courtesy) of eighty acres. The harbor is
enclosed by the Admiralty Pier, 4.0(V)
feet long, the "eastern arm," 3,320
feet long, and the detached southern
breakwater, 4,200 feet long. In addition, a sea wall 3,850 feet long was
built in connection with the reclamation of twenty-three acres of land at
the eastern end of the harbor. During
the twelve years of work, as many as
two thousand men have been employed at one time.
The contraction of the eastern arm
and of the Admiralty Pier extension
were, proceeded with simultaneously.
Most of the concrete blocks used
weighed forty tons each, and were
placed in position by powerful cranes.
Three of these machines alwavs followed each other on the works, the
first preparing the sea bed, the second
placing the* blocks, and the third
working the great diving bells for un-
der-water work. The gantries for the
crane railways were made of Australian blue-gem, specially selected in
the tree by a representative of Messrs.
Pearson, sent to Tasmania for the"
j purpose. Each of the piles was about
j 100 feet long, and their value, when
i prepared, was (2,500 each.
I      , Old Iran Ships.
i Modern war vessels become obsolete
I with ruinous rapidity; but the mer-
j cantile marine shows many instances
i of iron vessels now in regular service
'■. at ages rivalling those of the ancient
| timber fabrics. Readers will recall
! the disastrous wreck of the New Zealand steamer Penguin on Cape Tera-
whiti; but it will surprise many to
learn that this vessel was built on
the Clyde as far back as 1864 by Tod
and MacGregor, the historic builders
of Jules Verne's famous blockade-
runner. The same year saw the graceful Iona, still accounted a model
craft, take the water from J. and G.
Thomson's yard.
tn 1853 the Lough Foyle was launched by J. Barr, Glasgow, in 1846 the
Mary Jane by Tod and MacGregor,
and in 1844 the Edinburgh Castle by
Smith and Roger. These packets, under other and well-known names, are
still in active service, and are to
all appearance as staunch now as
when they were launched over half a
century ago, though the firms who
built them have long disappeared..
Steel vessels have yet to prove thoir
relative durability, as the oldest example no* running is probably the
comparatively youthful and popular
Royal Mail steamer Columbia, built
in 1878 of mild steel from the mills
of the Steel Company of Scotland.—
Chamber's Journal.
By its antiseptic influence
Dr. A. W. Chase's Ointment
prevents all danger from blood
poisoning when applied to
scalds, burns, sores and wounds.
It is soothing and healing.
Takes out tbe fireand inflammation, heals up the sore, forms
new, soft akin.
Dr. A. W. Chase's Ointment
is best known because of its
wonderful record in curing eczema, piles and all sorts of itching skin diseases.
There are a score of other
ways in which it is invaluable
iu the home.
has no substitute whit: an be compared to it as a means of stopping
itching and healing the skin.
Wherever its merits sre known i t i»
considered of utmost value in tho
euro of Itching skin diseases.
Dr. \. W. Chnno's Ointment CO cts. a box. at
nil di-alere nr K'lmannon. llnt»o& Co., Toronto.  Write for froo copy Dr. Chaae'aRooelpte,
A Quaint Wedding.
A quaint and pretty wedding celebrated   in   Trowsley, Kent, recently,
I was a genuine old English affair. The
bride was Marjorie Nach, daughter ol
n retired army officer. The "bridal
carriage was a farm wagon, hung with
! strings of roses.   There were two seats
i in front, and one was vacant on the
ride to the church.   Behind the bride
\ were thc eight bridesmaids in a double row. Three heavy farm horses, led
by larm laborers in smocks, drew
the wagon. On the return from the
church the bridegroom sat beside tho
bride. Fiddlers and dancers went
ahead of thc bridar party, and thero
was a stop at the village green, where
all the villagers were treated to cakes
and cider. Outside the carpenter shop
the bride received the gift of a wood-
jen spoon. The village blacksmith
came out in his apron and presented
a horseshoe to her. She received gifts
from all the shopkeepers in order
through the village. Girls scattered
roses in the road, and the bride and'
bridesmaid were in oU-fnsbioned costume.
Sir Thomas Upton's First Stroke.
I Sir Thomas Upton t"lis of a oom-
i mercial stroke wliich he effected om
, his first crossing of the Atlantic at
the age of sixteen. "I hnd no money,
nor any one to go to, when I arrived.
in New York, o*d b'f.ire wo landed 1'
j cm gelled   my   bruins   ns to  what 1
' wns to do.      As the steamer drew
.lnngside tho pier I took up my few
b-longings  r.n I  rushed  away to the
nearest liolel before nny one else had
left the vessel.   As it seemed a clean,
I uell-kept place, I asked to see the
j proprietor, and told him that I could
; get him  forty pntrons,  provided  he
would   board   and   lodge   me   for  a
I month. To this he consented.   I made
my way bnck instantly to the boat,
and wns just in time to cntch my fellow-passengers and persuade theni to
go to this hotel, where I assured them
they would get excellent nccemmoda-
lion.   And they did."—Strand.
A Little Cold    .
He caught a little cold—
That was all.
So the neighbors sadly said.
As they gathered round his bed.
When they heard that he was dead.
He caught a little cold—
That wns all. (Puek.)
Neglect of a cough or cold often
leads to serious trouble. To break up
a cold in twenty-four hours and cure
any cough thnt is curable, mix two
ounces of Glycerine, a half ounce of
Virgjn Oil of Pine compound pure and
eight ounces of pure Whiskey. Take
ki teaspoonful every four hours. You
buy these nt any good drug store and
easily mix them in a large bottle.
Chinese Law of Nationality
A recent Chinese newspaper states
that the law of nationality, consisting
of twenty-four articles, has been decided upon. By this Inw any person
who has lived in Chinn over ten years
nnd is above twenty years of age, of
sood moral standing, being helpful to
China, may be allowed to assume
Chinese nationality, if nsked for. "Uu-
less one has lived in China more than
twenty yenrs he will not be allowed
to serve in the Grand Council, Imperial Household department, or as a
military official in any position above
the fourth !, neither can he become a member of parliament nor df
the provisional council.
Wby Stanfield's Make Underwear
The Governor of Sierra Leone declares in his report that the special
identification of the colony with the
phrase "The White Man's Grave" is
now a libel. The governor suggests
that the graveyard metaphor "should
itself be decently interred.
The Count (despniringly)—Now tat
you have given me the mitten I shall
go awav from everybody—away to te
North Pole."
The Heiress—Good idea, count.
Hnve some other g'rl give you the
mitten, and you will" hnve a pair to
protect you from the cold.
It is snid thnt moBt of the suicides
regret it after swallowing the fata:
dose—just ns some men do after (
ting mairied.
"Jabet it gettin' used to public
speakin', ain't he?" "Oh, yes. I re
member when you could hardly get
him to stand up, an' now you can
hardiy get him to sit down."
1 Easy to tell
With hisses and gronns the audi
ence greeted the principal Bcene of
the new drama. All hope, then, was
at nn end.
"It's hard to t/3ll just whnt the pub
lie wants," murmured the heart-broken playwright.
"It's ensy enough to tell in this
case," said the manager grtmly. "It
wants its money back!"
The women of the Yankee States
may think they nre clever at driving bargnins, but/ the claim is made
thut in Guthrie lives a woman without
a parallel for commercial wit. Several months ago she entered a large
department store in New York City to
buy a yard of silk, which the clerk
told her would cost her thirty-five
cents Her purchase left a remnant
of one and one-half ynrds. The clerk
suggested thnt she buy the remnant.
"What will you tnke for it?" asked
the Guthrie woman.
"Twenty cents, madam," replied the
clerk politely.
"Well, I'll take it, butyou can keep
the yard you've just torn off."
The clerk was staggered for a moment, but, appreciating the humor of
the proposal, smilingly made the exchange. Not the least merit of this
story is that it is true.—Lutheran Ob-
Plenty of fresh air,
sleeping out-doora and a
plain, nourishing diet are
all good and helpful, but
the most important of
all is
Scott's Emulsion
It is the standard treatment prescribed by physicians all over the world
for this dread disease. It
is tbe ideal food-medicine to heal the lungs
and build up the wasting
OonS 10s.. aame ef paper ana t-ia tt. tot
oar bwiiillriti Brrlnai Bank ana Child's
Bfntoli.nn.-k. llaok beak ooatalaa a CWed
Lett hiu.
SCOTT * BOWNI,, 8.., Waal, Tetania, Oak
TP' to   20 years ago, most everyone
considered that all Underwear—no
matter .how well cut and made—
would shrink and harden.-
In those days, the makers were w&rkinj
oh the wrong idea.    They were trying to
find a way to finish Underwear so that it
would not shrink, instead of trying to find
a way to get the shrink out the wool
before  the  yarn  went  to the knitting
machines.     *
The late C. E. Stanfield—who knew
wool as only a man can know it who
studies it from the sheep's back to the
wearer's back—gave his attention to the
problem for years.
Living in Nova Scotia, he soon realized
that woolen underwear, and the best of
pure woolen underwear, was the only kind that would and could protect
the Canadian against the rigorous Canadian Winter. He found that as
underwear was then made, he could not make woolen underwear that
would not shrink, mat and harden. He devoted himself to this problem
and after many years of experimenting, he finally discovered a method
by which he could take the shrink out of the wool before the garments
were knitted. '
This method, improved and perfected, has made possible the immense business
of Stanfield's Limited, -with a larger output of their special classes of Underwear
than any other factory in Canada.
The Stanfields make underwear today because Canadian people find Stanfield's
Underwear the most comfortable, the most durable, and the warmestfoists weight,
The Stanfields are making more underwear every year because the
buying public demands more ont.   Popularity is a good test of quality. ^
In 3 standard weights—Light (Red Label), Medium (Blue Label) and -   IjjJ
Heavy (Black Label) and 17 oti>r weights and qualities to suit the'needi
(ad requirements of every man and woman.
The best dealers everywhere handle StanrnU't Underwear.
Catalogue showing styles,  and sample of fabric, lent tree lor
"four address. 5
They Cured His Lumbago of Twenty
Years Standing, and Made Him
Feel Twenty Years Younger.
Fortune Harbor, Nfld. (Special).—
Sixty years of age but hale hearty
and with all the vigor of a young
man, Mr. Ric urd Quirk, well known
and highly respected here gives all
the credit for his good health to
Dodd's Kidney Pills.
"I suffered for over twenty years
from Lumbago and Kidney Disease,"
Mr. Quirk says, "and after consulting
doctors and taking their medicines,
made up my mind I was incurable. I
was unirbln to work when I was persuaded to buy a box of Dodd'B Kidney
Pills To my great and happy surprise I had not taken half a box when
I experienced great relief. Seven
boxes cured ine. That was in 1900
and I am still cured. I would not be
without Dodd's Kidney Pills for any
money. I am twenty years younger
than before I took them"
Dodd's Kidney Pills cure the Kidneys. Healthy Kidneys strain all the
impurities out of the blood. That's
why they cure Rheumatism, Sciatica
and other diseases caused by the
presence of uric acid in the blood.
Teacher—Johnnie, where is the
South Pole?
Teacher—You don't know after all
my teaching.
Johnnie—No. If Shackleton can't
find it. there's no use of me trying.
When yoo stun, p-ta-rflhl
•llrtr, yon aafunlty art ftf
Knives, fork*, spoons, tit.,
tl stamped Hurt 1 pernueut
fceinty irttf .iin-Mlffy.
Sesf lea st Is, -Niles, srsHsts,
tit,, ore tltnsed
eoLD av LaADiN-a DBAUUal	
"SOut Host that H-Wl
Smiling, happy, healthy little ones
are found in every home where Baby's
Own Tablets are used. An occasional
dose regulates the stomach and bowels and keeps little ones well, or will
speedily restore health if sickness
comes unexpectedly. Ask any mother
who has used this medicine for her
children and she will tell you there
is nothing else so safe and sure. Mrs.
N. Paquin, St. "Wenceslas, Que.,
says:—"I have used Baby's Own
Tablets for most of the little ailments of childhood, and have not
known them to fail. From my own
experience I can recommend them to
all mothers." Sold by all medicine
dealers or by mail at 25 cents a box
from The Dr. Williams' Medicine Co.,
Brockville. Ont.
One Thing Needful
The   Highwayman — "Hands   up!
Give us yer money, or I'll blow yer
brains out!"
The Victim—"Blow away! You can
live here without brains, but not without money."—The Sketch.
A woman can't understand why her
husband is more interested in the
brand of tobacco the new next door
neighbor smokes than he is in the
kind of lace curtuins in the parlor
Agents Wantei
to push wad sell •
full Une   ot   Tho
■MflTTiTH Wlllmott  Binders,
ulHI-IHI" Mowers,      Rakes,
HRhmIV Shockere,    Shock
M«"■"";■ UffljM Loaders,  Etc.
___| Apply
Western Representative.      -  Reglna.
The output of the mining industry
of Japan for 1908 totalled $51,583,000.
by using a
made only by
Wetland, Ont.
Is the only Second Combustion
Rang*'made in Canada. Is very
handsome in appearance and guaranteed to save 50 per cent In Fuel.
Ask your hardware man for it,
or write our western agents.
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The Winner
The manager of the Steakanam restaurant recently received numerous
complaints concerning the negligence
ol the waiters, who, it was alleged,
talked incessantly about horse racing.
Anxious to find if the accusation
had any foundation in fact he was all
eyes and ears to find a culprit, and ultimately succeeded. A diner had just
given his order and the waiter yelled
down the hoist: "Calf's head one!"
Then a voice from the depths beneath filtered into the manager's ears.
Great. Scott!" it said. "What's second and third?"
Occasionally you will find a man so
lajy that he would rather pay rent
than move.
oiler you more of
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Honey than any
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Always Everywhere in Canada Ask Fer EDDY'S MATCHES
W. N. U„ No. 770.
"Obliged to bend over books till 11 o'clock."
IF Poor Richard 1111 not wrlto-
Berlr to had and early to .rise, ■
It vou wouldba haalthr ond wealthy
he mlsht havo been the author, so
much done It roeemble other ot hie cut-
and-drled maxima. It belongs lo tho
aamo school with—
Ha who br tho plouah would thrive
Hlmaalt muat either hold or drive.
I   And-
Whan houaa and landa and" fold are opsat,
Tban laaralas 10 moat eacallant.
One and. all, they are founded upon
pound common oenaa. If they bore ue
In tho repetition, It Is because they are
such palpably self-evident truisms tbat
nobody would trouble hlmaelt to die-
pute them.
Conservation ot vital (orcee tor tho
acquisition of health, wealth and wisdom la a necessity. And without sleep,
and enough of It, the human oreature la
handicapped. Wa may excuse our neglect of this physical duty, an obligation aa binding upon every Intelligent
being ae tM duty ot cleanllneea and
eating digestible food, by. flippant ana
ehallow pleaa. I wonder how many
time. I have had. flung at me, when I
{have argued with ihe young upon the
j Importance of thle matter, "Six houre
for a man, seven for a woman, eight
for a fool." If I grow Impatient at the
unreason and banality of auch talk, It
la because I am eo flrmlv convinced In
my own mind that not one young man
•r woman In ten geta all the aloep tho
'Creator Intended that be or ihe ahould
have In order to play aright hla or her
part In life.
The day haa, happily for the race, gone
by when Laura Matilda feigned to live
without eating, regarding hunger as a
coaree and brutish sensation to which
tho ultra-refined "lady of high degree"
ahould bo' a atranger from the cradle
to tho grave. Her granddaughter confesses to a fondness for the good things
of lite, Inoludlng the pleaeuroa of tha
table. Why she ahould cling to tho affectation of Being able to live and thrive
upon four hours' sleep ln tho twenty-
four remain! a myetery.
It la to mo aa pussllng that her brother
exploits hie owllah habits as proofs of
manllneea. Where one young follow
avera that he had "a jolly nlght'a aloep,
never stirring from 10 P. M. to 7 A. U.,"
after a hard day'a work or play, forty
boast of dancing- or* studying or supping or "having a good time generally"
until 2 or 8 in the morning. A sensible,
God-fearing householder told me, in the
hearing of hie two aona, that, when he
waa ln,college and after he began the
practice ot hie profession, he seldom
undressed for bed three nights in the
"I would throw myself down ln my
evening toggery, too tired even to
take off my necktie, and sleep until
6.30, when my alarm clock called me
up. Then a bath and breakfast set
me up for the day."
Bo said tt with quiet pride In the
achievement. Don't ask me why ho
and hundreds of other men plume
themselves upon the aln against tho
bodies committed to them ae a sacred
trust It le low; I cannot attain unto
Sleep, and In abundant measure, la
absolutely eseenttal to the preservation of the proper balance of mental
and physical powers. Ignorance of the
cardinal truth Is stupidity; disregard
ot It la a aln.
So much—and all too little—ot the
Importance ot thia natural refreshment to the-adult He requires It for
recuperation of waeted energies, the
unavoidable wear and tear of the
working day or the round of exhausting pleasures. Our children havo
ao much more to lose and to make
up by sleep that neglect to Insure
long houre of healthful slumber for
them -Is lnfantlcldal. ' In addition to
the waete I have apoken ot ae common to all" agee, they muet make
good the vigor expended lb growth.
We make too little account of tho
fearful drain upon the most robust
child by this process of growth. Wo
all recall' the mortification we felt
when, going to our elders with the
complaint ot racking pangs and tiresome aches In back and Umbo, wo
wero put olt with, 'Wothlng but growing peine. Run along to play!"
It may not hurt the child all the
while to grow, although It does ao
often that ho would seek relief from
parent and nurse more frequently but
for the dread of ridicule. It pulls
heavily upon hla atrength, and with po-
cullar eeverlty upon his nervous eye-
tern. Tho delicate child la either under-
alsed or ho "runs up" with abnormal
"Re haa outgrown his strength," we
eay, glibly. Doea tt occur to the anxious
mother that the beet and surest remedy
for tho loss of vigor Is more sleep
than la needed by hie eturdy brother,
wbo gains more slowly, but steadily,
In ataturet
It la not tn my power, however
agonised may br. my protest and my
anxiety, to alter the policy of our
great educators with regard to the degree of labor exacted trom students
in our aohoola and ln our colleges.
Now and then one hears of a private
achool where the curriculum le more
merolful. I am apeaklng within
bounds In declaring that the work demanded of the growing child by our
public school system, claimed by preas
and rostrum to be the finest ln the
world, la arduoua to cruelty. But for
the gymnasium and ball ground that
go with the lnatltution, the next gen-
"The poor little things get tired waiting for father." .     "* _
The Housemothers' Exchange
"Heavenly Hash"
IF TOtT are not tired of recipes for so-
called "Heavenly Haah," parhape you
may make room tor mine. I use It
Instead of (rult-oup aa an Introduotorr
i course to a dinner, aa a dessert with cake,
, asrved in champagne glasses with a "dab"
of whipped cream on top, or. sometimes,
between steamed pudding made of dried
cake steamed.
Heavenly Huh.
I' (Alias Tuttl Frutti.)
One pint of pure greln alcohol In a atone
I crook (I use a fpur-quart Jar).. Fot Into
' tha alcohol all the frulta that are ln ee*>
son—berries, and whatever In tbe fruit line
you can lav your hands upon.  Also two
plnte of shelled nuts.   It almonds, blanch
them.  I use halved English walnuta and
'blanched almonds, diced bananaa, oranges,
pineapples,     grapefruit,    peaches,    peara,
1 plums,  berries  (blueberries harden:  don't
uh theml),  seeded Malaga   grapes   and
atoned  cherries.  Aa  you  add  the   fruit,
I day by day, strew over eaoh layer a few
j apoonfule of granulated auger, allowing a
cupful to tha pint When tha Jar la full,
fit on the cover and aet away to ripen end
It will be eatable In a month, but It lm-
I proves with tbe keeping.
ONB OF THB FAMILY (Philadelphia).
Tour recipe reads to me like an old
friend. Thirty-five years ago, probably
when you were in the cradle, I used to
put up fruits In precleely .that way.
They kept well for years,' when they
were not called for .'so Importunately
that the store was exhausted prematurely. White whisky la even better
than alcohol* for-this conserve.
Grape Jelly
Now Is the Ume wheu perplexed housekeepers will begin to beg you to tell tbem
how to make grape Jelly that la without
sugary lumpa all through It.
My dear lady, they really mean without
the cream of tartar crystals. Tou and I,
who make our Jelly of green   or of par-
' tlally ripe grapes, never have that trouble.
. The poor olty people, and those who have
! not been taught to make .It In tbat way,
Ufa the rloe or the overripe grapes. Hence
t,Velr tiouble.   Can't yo*i tell them how the
<eftam ot tartar la made?   The use of the
grape sugar crystals, and bow. tbe grape
In ripening aloras up tbe augar in tbat
Now for your friend, the chronic board-
, er.. She la right about many auch places,
! but they ere not all alike. There are landladies and landladies, and It aha were energetic she could find ths right one. Aa
for myself, I've oult boarding and do light
housekeeping Instead. For tha aame money
1 can get two housekeeping rooms in a good
neighborhood, near the park, and do my
own cooking, it la ever ao much more
satisfactory. Of course. 1 attend to my
own rooms the same aa If I were keeping
house tn my own little home. The landlady furnishes tha little kttchen-dtning
room with a dining table, chairs, cup-
, board, gas plate for cooking and utensils
for the asms and a clean white cloth for
tha table every week. Tbe bedroom parlor le the same aa In any boarding house.
I have a sanitary couch to make It pleaa.
enter and more Ilka a sitting room during
the day. t can hava my friends In to see
me, and I even give little dinner parties.
Sometime, there la Quite a crowd of ua,
end tt la a great pleasure to plan and gat
up an elaborate meal' in email quartera
and to havo everything just right.
The landlady furnishes all the gee tbat
a light housekeeper neede both for light
and cooking,. and seldom "kicks" unleaa -
you are vary extravagant in the use of It.
. yl bave my own little gas oven, and even
bake bread occaelonally.
My two noma cost me M.C0 Per week, and
my cooking whatever I choose to make It
M. B. P. (Chicago).
A "heartaome" letter, full and brimming oyer irlth excellent and practical
ideas, I hava often speculated to. myself as to tho causes that crowd single
women by tho hundreds Into boarding
houses when each might make for herself a genuine home auch aa our lively
correspondent describes. The streets are
"decorated" with signs setting forth
the attractions of tiny (lata with all tha
"modern conveniences" and In good
Wo pity tho man who wrote: "My
home Is any room In which 1 can turn
the key upon the outside world." Yet
there waa a big grain of comfort in tho
thought. And a miniature flat, furnished to one's own taste, hung with
one's ■own pictures and aa secluded
from tha roaring, selfish outer world
aa If one were a hermit ln a mountain
cave, may he bright and fragrant with
domeollo peace and happlneae.
A Treasure Restored
I am mora than happy to serve the Bx-
jtinnse. I hava gleaned from Ita harvest of
good th'nga ao long without ever aowlng
any of tha good aeed myself that 1 am glad
to restore "Mrs. J. O. J." a lost treasure.
I wonder If she haa other little gems? It
ao, I should like to exchange some with her.
Housemothers really need some helpful, Inspiring thoughts, aa well aa our One receipts for baked beene, corned beef, etc.
Somebody has aaid: "Ir I had but "two
bite,' with one I would buy bread and with
the other—hyaclntha!"
Ah, how we need tha hyaclntha along with
the breed! I am thankful that the sun-
shine of the Exchange la ahed Into ao many
homes and Uvea. '
Mrs. F. M. B. (Utlca. N. T.).
And I that there are dally more
and more like youreelf to diffuse that
sunlight. I thank you tor t.e poem
and bless you for the letter. It should
have appeared long age, but It was
orowdad out by prior claims.
TamaleMeat K
That te what tha friend who gave me
the recipe called It,
Boll beef very tender. There ahould be at
leaat a pint of liquor laft. Chop the meat
fine: return to the liquor: let It boll again
and stir In comma*!, ea ln mush. Season
with aalt and pepper: turn Into a mould to
cool and. when It la stiff and cold, slice and
fry.  It la good. ,
2. Did you ever try making winter
"panttee" for your Utile girl out of old
atocklng legs?
If 1 had a stenographer I would aend
"Iota"   of  little  hlnte  to  tha  Exchange.
soma of which I have found out for myself
" and some of which were "handed down."
I cannot write them out myself.
ONE OF THEM  (Redondo,  Cat).
Readers will recall that we gave the
first part of her letter last week.
They will likewise agiee with me that
she has made a pretty fair Job of
"writing them out hereelf."
aratton of American cltlaens would be
dwarfed and anemic beyond the conception of parente who meekly assume that what boards direct and
teachers obey mubt be the proper
thing for the education of their offspring. Thar* la neither propriety nor
humanity, nor anything short of a
monetrous offense to child and parent,
In a course of study that robs growing boys and girls of their rightful
allowance of eleep, obliging children
10 and 12 yeara old to bend over tjielr
hooka until 10, 11 and 12 o'clock for
Ave nights ln tha week; that sends
them, languid, appetlteless and tremulous*, to school next day, and keeps
If this digression weary hy Its length
those who have no personal Interest ln
thle branch of my subject, I beg htm
to recollect that I am Dick's friend
and champion and, 1 add proudly, bis
confidante and would-be comforter.
Furthermore, that having five grandsons In high sohools and colleges, and a
granddaughter In a private school of
high repute, I am well behind tbe scenes
In this matter.
It is, thank heaven! still practicable
for the "Early to Bed" rula. to havo
free couree In the nursery. Here It
should be aa binding as tho laws of the
Medes and Perslane, and with ao few
exceptions that It may be aaid to be
Building Uaaa to Which Thay Are Put
In Germany.     ,
Germany uses glass bricks for building purposes with measurable success.
In Berlin la constructed a small villa
the walls of which are built ot glass
bricks of several shades of dark green
and blue. Tbe glass bricks are especially adapted to construction where
light, cleanliness and neatness are particularly in demand, lu Hamburg they
are utilized In place of windows. Tbey
admit light In walls whlcb police regulations require to be fireproof and win-
In addition to admitting light to dark
hallways, rooms, etc., they are said
to possess the same strength as ordinary clay bricks. They are also utilized
ln walls Id yards and partitions ln the
Interior bouses, salesrooms, offices,
workshops, etc., as well as for the construction of verandas, hothouses, kiosks, bathrooms, hospitals, Ice factories, butcher shops, railway stations,
breweries, stables and In other places
where cleanliness, light and uniform
temperatures are especially desired.
The bricks are also made wltb a wire
coating for fireproof walls, ln some of
tbe recently erected buildings ln Milan,
Italy, bricks made of glass bave been
adopted for ground and upper floors
on account of the light obtained, Tbey
are also coming Into use for partition
work ln some of the hospitals on account of hygienic principles. .
In one of tbe leading banking Institutions ot the city of Turin the lobby office floor, whlcb Is about 30 by 68 feet.
Is entirely paved wltb glass bricks laid
ln Iron frames for tbe purpose of admitting light Into the basement, where
are located numerous private boxes or
vaults, ln the Netherlands hollow
green transparent glass bricks are used
principally for light giving purposes ln
machine sbops and conservatories.—
Chicago Tribune.
Preparing Por ths Census.
Over 65,000 enumerators wtll be engaged in tbe census work next April,
and supervisors will be provided lit
every congressional district These
officials will be selected by tbe director
of tbe census, but tbe appointment of
all other employees must be through
competitive civil service examinations.
Tbls arrangement will secure a force
tested for efficiency and will prevent
pressure upon congressmen by persons
looking for census appointments. Tho
census will embrace eacb state and
territory and District of Columbia, Hawaii. Alaska and Porto lllco. June 30,
1000, marks the beginning ot what Is
known as the decennial census period.
The scope of tbe census will be substantially the same us tbut of tbe last
one. Statistics of the number ot employees out ot employment ut the date
ot enumeration will be gathered. A
new Inquiry Ib provided to show the
nativity of foreign born persons on
farms, and the acreage of farm woodland and the character of tbe timber
will be obtalned.-Natlonal Magazine.
Westminster Abbey.
The finances of Westminster abbey
are tn a very precarious condition. On
tbe advent of Dean Bradley In 18&!
tbe outer fabric was discovered to be
in a fearfully dilapidated state, while
the revenues of the ubbey. mainly derived from landed property, were sinking lower and lower.. It was a crisis,
but fortunately It waB met by so competent a master as tbe late dean.
While the revenues were placed on a
secure foundation, tbey remained wholly Inadequate, and an Immense grant
was made by tbe ecclesiastical commissioners to Bave tbe building. Today tbe abbey Is stapgerlug under a
tremendous debt, while oue of Its can-
onrles is suspended for an Indefinite
THB last word hat not been said on
gas-range economy, and It will bo
many a long day before tbe subject li exhausted.
In fact, tbo discussion of gal versus
ooal never can ba settled, or even approach a solution, so long aa the housewife leavei the maid In charge of the
X think It Is safe to say that notfody
whose purseetrlngs are not touched
when the gas bill li due will ever have
as watohfui an eye on the kitchen gas
flames as she whose dubious privilege
It Is to meet expenses.
Be tbey neve, so kindly, the younger,
Irresponsible members of the family and
Its cooka seem hot to have acquired,
even after long practice, that "feeling"
for the gas range that renders them
capable of Its control.
Firstly, there ls the prevalent habit,
almost too trifling to mention, of lighting the burner and filling the teakettle
afterward; and the companion to It, the
continued boiling of water that fa already hot enough. There is also the
mistaken gas-stove method that leaves
a flame high after the vegetable or
meat haa begun to boll. A correct theory lo tho' use of a high flame until
the boiling jyolnt Is reached, followed by
Just flami * enough to keep tho kettle
A vast de, \ of waste heat goes ln the
same way Into the oven. Once heated
It will roast or bake quite as well after
some of the excess of flame has been
turned off. The oven top*(lf there be a
Dutch oven In UBe) Ih an excellent ptaie
for the melting of butter for satires,
etc., and the free use of matches In connection with the gas stove Is an economy. The men who came Into a well-
regulated kitchen with the Inquiry,
"Hello! Are we burning gas or
matches!"   simply   didn't   know.    His
wife did. Turn off your gas every time
you can and remember the parting Injunction of a kindly gaa man, "Matches
are cheaper than gaa!"
Putting aside the question of actual
waste, there li much to be learned ln
gas-stove cookery which may well be
gone over again for the Inexperienced.
It ls entirely different fromMhat of the
continuous-performance stove, on whoae
half-hot Uds may simmer slowly the
soup-that-ls-to-be and such lengthy
vegetables as beets and soaked beans.
These and a few others of the same
sort are an extravagance for the users
of gas stoves, unless the science of gas-
stove cookery has been mastered and
the simmering burner has been Intro*
duced Into your particular stove.
The various patents in stove plates
and utensils for the cooking of several
vegetables over one burner rank as first
aids to the gas bill, but more Intelligent
methods may be employed In the choice
of foods and their preparation.
We have, for Instance, the oven which
Is the horror of the economical. "Half
the price of a roast for the gas to cook
It!" walls the untrained tn tho science
of ovens, but the addition of a good
many centi to the cost of the roast Is
canceled by tho fact that tomorrow's
meat, and still again tomorrow's, Is
cooked, except for ft second's reheating
ln some left-over form. Also, at the
time of the cooking of the roast have
we not baked beans (finished a baking
of beans), scalloped today's tomatoes
, and tomorrow's Creole rice? And In the
waning heat of the ssme oven bave we
not dried the stale breadrrustH for rolling Into crumbs and freshened the last
loaf of a baking of bread?
The left-over, no longer scorned, but
highly respected dish, has come Into Its
own at Inst, and Is deliberately plannod
by the gas-stove expert, who Invariably
bolls half again the quantity of potatoes and. Indeed, Of many other vegetables for tomorrow's croquettes, scallops and souffles. Having been done,
they can no longer require a second
lengthy cooking, but the mereat healing
In their acceptable disguise.
Dishwashing, too, comes ln for a share
of the lecture. Thia may or may not be
an economical "function." The woman
who hurried through her meal so tbat
she may w«Bh her disheu in "the water
In which the lima beans were boiled"
le outsldo the pule; but she who makes
a practice of rinsing and scraping under
cold running water every dish, pot, pan
and kettle and then finishing thorn with
one good kettle of hot water seems, indeed, to have mastered the science and
the economy of the up-to-date gas stove.
The Incompetents
BUT oh! the mighty army of incompetents that Infest usl I
grow fierce as I think of the
women who have come into my house,
and received and destroyed tht? material given them; of the careless,
botchy, dirty work; the sowing, every
stitch of which had 'i b« ripped out
and then put ln again, thc shirts
which fell to pieces, the crooked, frayed buttonholes, the slovenly machine
work, the utter, wilful disregard of
directions, the persistent inattention
to the expressed wishes of the -employer, not to name the peculations,
big and llttlw, and the downright,
gratuitous Insolence to a woman who
can Iruthfu'.ly say sbe has never in
her llf-e spoaen to a ■oamstresa otherwise than ns she would wish to be
spoken to herself.
This was tho army (not noble) of
Incompetents—the great hordo of thope
who "can du anything." THE  REPORTER,   NEW  MICHEL,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA.
Pool and Billiards
Drop in any time and have » game.   Tables in excellent condition.
Choice Cigars, Cigarettes and Tobaccos.
Barber Shop
Now open and ready for business.
A trial solicited.
Imperator  Hams
AND BACON, are the best cured Meat in Canada
Shamrock Lard      Provincial Govt. Creamery Butter
All Government Inspected Meats
Home Made Sausage. No order too small to fill
Two Deliveries Daily to All Parts op the Town
P.Burns & Co. Ltd.
Patronize Home Industry
Smoke Crow's Nest Special
arid Extra Cigars
Man-tortured by the Crow's Nest Cigar ftictoty, _*firhi<i
The Hotels all through the Pass handle these goods
and Union men should ask for Union Label Goods.
Livery* Dray atid Transfer
' Bus leave's 8.40 a. th.; 1: _0 p. m.; ahcj 7.0. p\ iii;
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God rest ye, little children | but nothing you affright,
For Jesus Christ, your Saviour, Was born this happy night;
Along the hills of Galilee the white flocks sleeping lay,
When Christ, the Child of Nazareth, was born oh Christmas
day-      ' saj-Dl M, M.tf_ocK
_____ -•..-  ^
Ring, merry, joyous, happy Christmas bells, ^y of
glad greetings, happy gatherings, good cheer and kind
shes. Enjoy the blessed occasion—enjoy it fully and
rightfully, lay aside the sad and somber things of the day-***-
forget them. It is true there may be many dear and precious
memories that you Would not and could not bahish' for the
world j- and it wduld riot be right to, but for the; time live in
the sunshine, brighten the atmosphere and bring joy to those
about you | for the; day live for others, live for those that love
you and are left for yoii to love. Earth's trahsitory things
have their heavenly side as well a. their earthly; look tb the
former 4Hd it tteVej* fails to re'niit some ray of light, while the
latter may only impart appalling darkness: It has been said,
and iridst truly, ttfd; tljat life is" nliich What We make itj and
so will be; yddr Christmas; it niay be the suhahlhfe df.yoUr
whole life1 df tWiich you may absorb so much it will Sd brighten the rugged way you have to tread, half of the sorrows of
life will be mitigated, and a large share Of its griefs assuaged
Then drink your fill- nf its joys*, ahd sip sparingly of its
sorrows; and thus, dear readers; niay yod One and all bave a
niost truly joyddfy hajjpy and merry Christinas;
f—"  /' 7, _
Haiig up the Stockings   :
the' Chrlsnias tree is all vety well it is ''splendid1' lh
fact, and how beautiful it looks With the candles lighted and
the bright tinted balls and bolls ahd eggs ahd hearts and
stars shining all over it; biit it is nothing to tile stocking in
the chimney plade dn, Christmas live. Have tli. tree' by all
means. But if ydu want to make the children happy don't
omit the stockings, It is English aiid fashionable to have
the tree; with all the aunts aiid lihcles and cousins asked;
and gifts for everybody, arid niusic, dancing ahd games, ahd
cakes, oranges, lemdnade arid fdnriy recitations and ail sorts
df things. But, oh, the stockings' When everyone has
brought a pair of the lringest arid biggest, and papa has taken
pains to hang them so that they are1 strong, and all is quite
still in the streets, arid it is bedtime, what wonderful ideas
come into the little minds, and what pleasant memories into
those of the grown-ups; What mother would like tb miss
the little exhibition bf hope and faith; The child who
trusts most alraentty iri the benevolent Santa Claris will be
the most likely to put faith in Heaven', mercie-i in his after
life; for Santa Claus always conies when he is expected, and
when mother and father hang the stockings up he is sure to
put something in them;
■"••'-   '--tit- a
(A) ^ew ■ub-diyisioh pfjCfdiJary has just been put oh the
V**' map. iThis subdivision is located west of the, city
about two miles from the post-office, perfeqtly level,,, overlooking th,e river; city park on, opposite side and a, beautiful
view of the city! The new park three miies.further, "West of
this, is having a street car line built to jtin the spring, the
line running through this prdperty. With,building restrictions, location and beautiful scenery; makes this property
very valuable and a, coming Residential patyqf Calgary.
.Lots now selling at $150 each;. $50 cash and $10 a
month,,  JO per cent allowed for cash.
For further particulars apply to7    .      •',..,,■
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Bohemian Hops,
and the now Famous ,; ■
Crystal Spring Water
Elk Valley Brewing Co., Liitiifed!
Bar Stocked
With the Finest
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High-class Butchers
New Michel
All meat fresh kille'd^i-Vime Beef, %xk, Muttoh and, V«»!
t)airy Buttt)h    Mild-6dr_d Hanis atld Bacoit
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thtt Store Where they Sbrid What Voii Ordeir
Geese, Ducks, Chicken
I3tc.? BtCi     |*      tt
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All kinds of Furniture Repaired
Nbw Furniture made to order
Coftiris1 lh stbbk atid to order . . ^ ■ ?    ;
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ii all #e ask
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NBW MIOHELj Sunday ichool 2 p.m'.
8»rvic8 3 p.m.. In thi KhoolhouM.
MICHEL, Sunday School, 2.30 p. a,
Evening Mrvict', *t 7.30. Band st
Hope every Mondta*.at 7.30p. m.
R«v. S. t< Cher^owath, V- A., Futor.
The pastor and officials extend t: cordial
invitation to you to attend these ear-
•Vices; ..-.■:,.:;"-,■
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_ervicej-r3rd Sunday |n  the montk,
Holy Commuiiion, 111, m.
Evensong, 3.30 p.  m.
Sunday ^cljpol, 2,00 p". iB.
New Michel, in th« School house, 7.30
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,, MICHEL,. B. D.
Sunday:    Low Mass, 8, a. in.; Hl|k
Mass, lO.'SO a. m.j Sunday School, I
•p. m.j VtapHnl"4'p. m.
Monday:   Mass, 8 a. m.
Rev. Fr. Melmner, Pastor
ScieittifieBttiericait i
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ay sdrnuto loarnaL, Terau (et
a retr.rostaie prepaid.  BoMtr
Dissolution of Purtnerahlp
rXK NOTIOB, that the partnerthlp heretofore
. eklstlng betweeti'Alexaniler JI: Mboool and
to*jertH.T}"orPi',»rr»lBS,o*ibuslnMeai Iratel-
keeten at Nt» Michel. II. C-, Has thle dar been
-Uasdlta-l br mumal.cnnssnt.
Notice Is hertibj riven, that all nuUtandlne
aecounu against the SBltldnn *lll,be Deld br
Alal. 1. McCool, and all accounts (Ins the tale)
f rm mint be paid to Ale.. J. McCool,
Dated at New Michel, B.C., this dnt dar et
•_-(_-«. IM        j^u^VgifloJ
Author el "Baarta Courageous." Eta
Copyright,   1KB,   the  Bobba-Merrlll
Harry's heart contracted as If a
giant hand bad clutched It His elation (ell like a rotten tree girdled at
the roots. If Hugh did" not dlel He
chilled as though lu u spray of liquid
air. Hugh's escape—tbe chance bis
conscience bad given blm—was cut off.
Tbe Judge reached for the newspaper
the lawyer held, ra'u his eye over It
' and brought bis gavel down wltb an
angry snort
"Take, blm away," he said, "ills testimony Is ordered stricken from tbe
records. The line ls remitted, Mr.
Felder. We enn't make you responsl-
Me for lunatics. Tbe court stands adjourned."
Felder bad been among tbe last to
leave the courtroom. He was discomfited and angry. At the door of
the courthouse Dr. Brent-slipped au
arm through his.
"Too Dad. Tom," he said sympathy,
Ingly. "I don't think you quite deserved It"
Felder paced n moment without
speaking. "I need evidence," he said
then; "anything that may belp. I
made a mistake. Vou beard all tbe
The other nodded.
"Wbat did you think of It?"
"What could any one think? I give
all credit to your motive, Tom, but It's
a pity you're mixed up In It"
"Because, If there's anything In human evidence, he's a thoroughly worthless reprobate. He lay for Moreau
and murdered him In cold blood, and
he ougbt to swing."
"The casual view." said the lawyer
gloomily. "Just what I sbould have
said myself—If this bad happened a
month ago."
His friend looked at him with an
amused expression "I begin to think
be must be a remarkable maul" be
said. ''Is tt possible he bus really convinced you that he Isn't guilty?"
Felder turned upon tbe doctor
squarely. "Yes." be returned bluntly
"He bas. Whatever I may have believed when I took this ense. I bave
come tu the conclusion.-against all my
professional Instincts, mind you—tbat
he never killed Moreau I believe he's
as Innocent as either yon or U"
"He has as good us admitted to Miss
Holme that he knows who did It"
"Come, come! i Cutting his neck Into
the noose for rji'eje "Quixotic feellug?
And who. pray. In. this Cod forsaken
town, should be la- Sacrificing himself
for?" the doctor usked satirically.
"That's tbe rub." said the lawyer.
"Nobody. Vet I bang by my proposition." "**i '    .
"Well, he'll bang by:.something less
tenuous. I'rri"nfrald. > Bu*r It won't be
your fault. Tbe
crusty evangelist
was only an Incident ne merely served to Jolt
us back to tbe
normal By tbe
way. did yoo
hear btjbsplutter
after he got out?"
"You   remember the story be
told    the    other
night nt the tulu-
i com-
Deluged the Itinerant, niiinlon table?
Well. Hugh Stlres Is not only the llev-
erend Henry Somcthlng-iir-other. bnt
he Is that man too! The crack brained
old Idiot would have told the tale all
over again only tbe crowd bustled him
There he Is now." he salil suddeuly
us a light sprang up and voices broke
nut on the orrioslte corner   "The gang
Is standing by. I see your friend Bar
ney McGinn." he added, wltb n grim
en Joy ment. "I doubt If there are many
converts tonight'
Eveu as he spoke there came a shout
of laughter and warning. Tbe spectators scattered In all directions, and a
stream of water from a well directed
hose deluged the Itinerant and his music box.
Ten minutes later the street preacher,
drenched and furious, was trundling
his melodeon toward Funeral Hollow,
on his way to the coast
>«ft    Ister   who
/    caught guitil
'    on his own <
•/""V. S Harry stood again In the
* ,"£-*_FWv    °**":ure na" darkness of
St _____   ■*'" ""'" "" c*me ,0 ''"m
1 ,"_T^_ that the present bad a
v y^        farrenchlng significance:
ir        > that It was but the handiwork  and resultant of forces In his
own past. He himself bad set Hugh's
feet on the red path that had pointed
hlm to the shameful terminus. He hnd
gambled for Hugh's future, forgetting
that bis past remained, a thing (hut
must be covered.  He had won Hugh's
counters, but his own right to lie hlm
self he had staked and lost long before
tbut game ou the communion table un
der the painted crucifixion.
The words he bad once said to Hugh
recurred to blm with a kind of awe:
"Put myself In your place? I wish to
God I could!"
Fate—or Was It God?—had taken hlm
at his word. He had been hurled like
a stone from a catapult Into. Hugh's
plnce-4o bear his knavery, to suffer his
dishonor and to redeem tbe baleful reputation he had made.
A step outside the cell, the turning
of tbe key. The door opened, and
Jessica; pale and trembling, stood on
the threshold. -'
"1 cannot help It" sbe said as sbe
came toward blm, "though you told
me not to come, 1 have trusted all the
while and waited and—and prayed.
But today I was afraid. Surely, surely, the man you are protecting has hnd
time enough. Hasn't he? Won't you
tell tbem the truth now?"   ■ I
He knew not how to meet the piteous
reproach aud terror of thot look. Sbe
had not heard .the street preacher's
declaration,, be. knew, but even If sbe
bad It would bore been to her only
an echo of tbe old mooted likeness. He
had given ber comfort once, but tbls
was no more to be, no matter what it
meant to him or to her.
"Jessica," he Bald steadily, "when
you came to me here that Brat day
and I told you not to fear for me I did
hot mean to deceive you. I thought
then that It would all eome right. But
something has happened since then-
something thnt makes a difference. 1
cannot tell .who was tbe murderer of
Moreau. I cannot tell yon or any one
else, either now or at any time."
She gazed at him startled. Sbe had
a suddeu conception of some element
hitherto unguessed In his makeup-
something Inveterate and adamant
Could It be that be did not Intend to
tell at all? Tbe very Idea was monstrous. Yet that clearly was his meaning. She looked at blm with flashing
"You mean you will notl" she exclaimed bitterly. "You are bent on
sacrificing yourself, then? .You are going to take this risk because you think
It brave and noble, because somehow
,lt fits your man's gospel. Can't you
see bow wicked uud selfish It Is? You
are thinking only of him and of yourself, not of me."
"Jessica, Jessica!" he protested, with
a groan. But iu the self torture of ber
questionings sbe paid no heed.   -
"Don't you think I suffer? Haven't 1
borne enongb In the months since I
married yon for you to want to save
me tbls? Do you owe me nothing, me
whom you so wronged, whose"—
She 'stopped suddenly at tbe look on
his face of mortal pain, for sbe bnd
struck harder than she knew. It pierced through the fierce resentment to ber
deepest heart, and all her love and pity
gushed hack upon her In a torrent
She threw herself on ber knees by tbe
bare cot. crying passionately:
"Oh, forgive me! Forget what I said!
I did not mean It I have
a thousuud times over I never ceased
to love you. I love ynu uow more than
all the world."
"It Is trim" he said, hoarse misery In
,hls tone. "I have wronged you. If I
could coin my blond drop hy drop to
pay for tbe past I could not set tbat
right If giving my life over and over
again - would save yon pain I would
give It gladly. But what you ask now
Is one thing I cannot do It would
make me a pitiful coward. I did not
kill Moreau. That is all I can sny to
you or to those who try me."
"Your life!" she said with dry lips,
"It will mean that. That counts so
fearfully much to me, more than my
own life u hundred times Yet there Is
something that counts more tban all
tbnt to you."
His face was that of a man who
holds bin hnnd In tbe Ore "Jessica."
be said, "it Is like this with me Wben
you found me bere—the day I sow you
on the balcony—I was it man whose
soul Hud lost Its compass and Irs hearings. My conscience wos asleep. You
woke It and It Is fiercely alive now.
And now with my memory bus come
back a debt of my past that I never
paid. Whatever the outcome, for my
soul's sake I mnst settle >t now and
wipe It from the score forever."
She rose slowly to ber feet wltb a
'despairing gesture.
•"He saved others,*" ahe quoted lt>
a bard voice; "•himself fie could not
save!' I once heard a minister preach
(rom that text at home, It was your
friend, the llev. Henry Sanderson. I
thought It a very spiritual sermon
then. That waB before I knew what
his companionship had been to you."
"If there were uny Justice In the universe," sbe added, "It sbould be be
Immolating himself now, not you. But
for him you would never be here. He
ruined your life and mine, and I hate
and despise htm (or a selfish hypocrite."
That was what. be himself had
seemed to her ln those old days. Tbe
edge of a flush touched his forehead
ns he sold slowly, almost appeal I ugly:
"He was not a hypocrite. Jessica.
Whatever he was It was not that At
college he did what he did too openly.
That was bis (ailing, not caring whnt
others thought He despised weakuess
In others. He thought it none of his
affair. So others were Influenced. But
after he came to see things differently
from another standpoint—when he
went Into the ministry—he would bare
given the world to undo it."
"Men's likings are strange," she snid.
"Because he Dever had temptations
like yours and bas never done what
the law calls wrong you think be is as
noble as you—noble enough to shield
n murderer to bis own danger."
"Ah, no, Jessica I" be Interposed gen-
tly. "I only said that ln my place he
would do the same."
"But you are shielding a murderer,"
she Insisted fiercely. "You will not admit It. but I know. There can be no
Justice or right ln that If Harry Sanderson Is all you think hlm. If be
stoud here uow and knew the whole,
be wonld say It was wicked—not brave
and noble, but wicked and cruel."
He shook bla bead, and the sad
{{shadow of a bitter smile touched his
lips. "He would not say so," he said.
"it should bt ht   immolating htmselt
now, nol you."
A dry sob answered him. Be turned
and leaned bis elbows on tbe narrow
window SHI, every nerve acblng, but
powerless to comfort Be heard ber
step. The door closed sharply.
Then be faced. Into the empty cell,
Bat down on the cot and threw out bis
arms, wltb a hopeless cry;
"Jessica. Jessica!" ,.
(To ba Continued.)
Temper Juatiee Witn Mercy In Your
Treatment of Operators.
Do not allow yourself to get Into
the bablt of long conversations over
tbe telepbone. People wbo do this
lose all perception ot the times when
tbey may be unuoylng or disturbing
Particularly ih ,tbe case of party
wires ls tbere cull for consideration.
Someone else may urgently desire to
use tbls same telephone over wbleb
you are gossiping.
Do not use tbe telephone of tbe woman upou whom yon are calling
unless It ls absolutely necessary.
Thoughtless women often make a convenience of their friends In this respect Your hnsiess may not wlsb to
take you luto tbe part of the house lu
wbleb the telephone Is sltusted. ot
wheu frequently done It may prove a
considerable expense to her.
Do not call up men ln business
hours If you can possibly belp It.
It It is tiecessury to do so, be as
brief as possible.
Do not tell things which you do not
wish known over tbe telephone. Conversations are often audible to all ot
the persons in tb»>room with tbe person lo whom you are talking.
If It Is a business conversation It Is
well to think what you are going to
say beforehand. Orders or requests
are frequently misunderstood through
tbe hesitation and changeableness ot
tbe person giving tbem.
Finally, temper justice with mercy
In your treatment of the youug woman operators wbo answer your calls.
Their business Is a tedious and wear-
In oue, and It Is almost Impossible tc
be always eagerly atteutive.
Rare Paintings on Stable Wall.
Emy Elcbhorn. grandnlece of Jean
Louis Agitssiz, famous American naturalist, bas discovered paintings of blgb
artistic merit on the walls nf u stable
in the village of Merna, In the Tyrol.
Miss Elehborn lives wltb her mother,
who Is a writer. The stable was once
used as a chapel, but tbut fact.was
forgotten, and 'he paintings were covered wltb the dust snd dirt of decades.
Miss Elcbhorn had tbe walls cleaned,
and the pictures stood out clearly.
Tbey are Iii panels, and experts from
Berlin are to examine them. An old
villager remembered having siwi toe
pictures when he was a hoy, but be
said "nobody thought they had any
value." This attitude parallels that of
country folk In tbe north of Ireland
whn whitewashed out of existence one
of the most interesting relics of Dean
Swift. He scribbled stray thoughts on
the walls nf a substantially built shanty of a single room. The place wns
preserved many years until a farmer
went In one day with bis bucket of
whitewash ond obliterated every word
written by tbe cynical Swirt. Miss
Elcbhorn Is more fortunate In ber pictures baring escaped a cout of whitewash.
Waetebaeket For the Kitchen.
One often reads In Ihe woman's column, wbleb Is bristling with advice,
tbat tbere should be a wuslebasket ln
every room In tbe house, and If the
tractable housekeeper does as she is
bid It Is probable tbut she puis one
In every room In tbe house, wltb the
exception of tbe room that needs one
tbe most, the kitchen. Perhaps It never occurred to yon to bnve one In Ihe
kitchen. In tbe days of tbe cool range
it waan't really needed there, bin with
a gas or gasoline atove It Is a great
help In keeping tbe kitchen In order
Try one under the kitchen table and
see how many pieces of wrapping pn
Iter and siring It will catch lu the
course of tbe duy.
The  Ideal
Conductor (nslnnlshedi - Ynn onl>
gave me 8 cents, madam. The fare for
you nnd Ibe old genl Is 10 cenls.
Lndy (Indlgnatnlyi-I gave yot* the
correct fare This old genileniao in In
his second childhood.-Judge.
A Fleet Little Animal Found Among
the Sand Hills of Arabia.
How long,the Arab has Inhabited tbe
deserts of the near east Is a much discussed question. How long he has In-
iu'iged In the old Ume sport of falconry
It is equally difficult to say. Sure It Is
that tbis keen blooded race has not
lived all these Centuries In those sun
scorched wastes without some sort of
recreation, and his delights today are
probably much tbe same as those of
his ancestors a couple of thousand
years ago.
Curious to see what natural sport
tbese barren regions could afford, the
writer accepted au invitation to Join a
party of Syrian Arabs (or a week's
hunting. Our quarry was the rock
hare, ao animal nbout tbe size ot an
English rabbit, but wltb very line developed ears, whlcb frequents these
deserts lu small numbers, living on
what scanty herbage It cab find.
We started straight away ln search
of It by forming a chain about n quarter of a mile long and drawing like.
ly tracts of desert In lung semicircular
sweeps. Tbe herbage was very scant
indeed. These sand bills, being scorched by a tropical sun and baring a
yearly rainfall of only some three
Inches, support but few plants of any
kind.. I noticed a few insectivorous
birds pursuing tbelr prey with keen
voracity, as though they fonnd It hard
to make a living, bnt saw no trace of
Wild animals.
On we marched In silent order, merely following the lead of our falcon
bearer, whose face seemed invariable,
bis manner unmoved. Hours passed
by. it was now 11 o'clock. Tbe sun
was (lot above us, drying up our
parched lips. I began to think that
rock bares must he a myth.when suddenly the bound leaped forward with
a great bound, our horses Instinctively
following at full gallop. But we had
not far to go. it was only a "gar-
bour." The hound was soon up tn ll,
and I thought It was all over; but no-
the little creature leaped, as It were,
right out of his mouth.
One spring brought the greyhound
alongside again, bnt again tbls agile
quadruped had slipped out of the
grasp of his sharp teeth. The speed ot
the tiny thing wns so great and lis
actions so sudden that tt was as much
as the eye could dd to follow It at
all. Again Its great pursuer sprang
upon It; again this nimble animal
slipped from bis very jaws. But It
wns no good. It was outclassed In
size. These great leaps shook the very
life breath from Its (rail body.
At Inst it (ell nn easy prey to lis relentless enemy, and one crunch put an
end to its miseries, It was an Interesting little beast Its body about the
size of a rat. It carried a Hue long
coat, was gray on the back, with white
under the belly, having a long bony
tall with n pretty tuft at tbe end. But
Its hind legs were Its great feature.
They were very long, being, like those
of the kangaroo, specially adapted fnr
Jumping, 1 noted, too, that each hind
foot was provided wltb only tbree toes,
whereas on those of the fore legs,
which were very short, there were the
normal five. Altogether It was a most
Interesting and sporting specimen.—
"Near East."
Descendanta of David.
The history of the Bassoons Is one
of the most dramatic in tbe very dramatic story of tbe Hebrew race. The
original Sassoon was a Bombay merchant, but tbe family Is descended
from a group known as Ibn Shoshun.
who at one lime held tbe position of
nossl of Toledo. The name Sbusban.
which signifies "Illy" In Hebrew, was
gradually transformed into Sassoon,
signifying "gladness." Tbe family
claim Davldlc descent, nnd Abraham
Sassoon. who flourished ln the seventeenth century, stated thnt he was a
direct descendant of Sbephntlnb. Ihe
fifth son uf David. Not only are tbere
muny references to the name In Hebrew mediaeval literature, hut mention of It Is made ln tbe Talmud-London M. A. P.
Three Tightwads.
Speaking et tightwads, a Texas paper says: It Is reported that three o(
tbe stingiest men In tbe slate were In
town yesterday. One of ihein will not
drink ns mucb water as he wants unless It Is from nnolber man's well. Tbe
second forbids uny of bis family (rom
writing anything but a small hand, as
it is a waste of Ink lo make large letters. The third stops his clock at
night In order to snve wear and tear
on tbe machinery. All of tbem decline
to take their county paper on the
ground that it is a terrible strain nn
their spectacles to read newspapers
even lu tbe daytime.
Many Evidences  of Jesuit Pioneer*
Still  Stand.
During the recent old boys' reunion ,
ln Windsor, Walkerville and Sand- j
wich a beautiful and suggestive pa-1
geant was enacted depicting the land- I
ing of the Jesuit Fathers Richardie j
and Potiers, who came in early days
to establish a mission to the Huron
Indians id Sandwich. Tho day was
brilliant with sunshine, and the broad
sweep of the. Detroit Eiver reflected
the gladness of the blue sky and rippled in response to the summer j
breeze. The grassy bank and rolling I
meadow between tbe Catholic Church I
and the river were overrun with a
company of 6,000 people,, and the
medley' of summer attire and the
variegated parasols made a scene of
unusual animation. The chatter of
the crowd was at last hushed and
their patience rewarded by the arrival
bf a fleet of canoes, Irom which landed a company of priests in long black
soutanes and broad-brimmed hats.
They were set in relief by two score
Indians dressed in all the crude brilliancy they so much admire. Great,
strapping fellows they were, painted
and decked with feathers, beads,
fringed leggings, moccasins and all
that go to make up the striking costume of the redraan. After scouting
to see tbat the way was safe they
fell into a procession and followed
the solemn tread of tbe priests, who,
book in hand, chanted the hymn
"Vexilla Regis." They proceeded to
a grassy knoll in' what was the old
Huron burying-ground and there
planted a huge black cross inscribed
with the dates 1723 and 1909.
The interesting roles of the missionaries were taken with simple dignity
by Fr. Cote, parish priest of Sandwich, and Fr. Aboulin, for years in
charge of the Sandwich flock, now
pastor of old St. Anne's, Detroit.
This was the very spot where
nearly 200 years ago the Jesuits set
themselves the task of founding a
church in the wild, beautiful wilderness, "Where trees," as Cadillac
said, "of prodigious size grew. Trunks
straight as arrows, without knots and
almost without branches, save at
their vety tops, growing with the
lustiness of centuries upon them."
In 1721 Charlevois said: "The
shores on the south side of the strait
nre bluffs of clay from IS to 20 feet
high, commencing opposite the foot
of an island (Belle Isle) where Btands
an Ottawa village and continuing
with unbroken front for four miles,
then sinking gradually to the water's
edge and ending in a crescent-shaped
bay, with beautifully gravelled
There the Jesuits pulled up their
canoes and built the first bouse in
Sandwich by other than savage
hands. The cleor surface of the river
could be seen for miles from this
point, while crowning ihe bluffs on
the opposite side of the river stood
the prominent bastions of.Fort Ponl-
chartrain, then swarming with French
soldiers, commanded by the ambitious
Cadillac, founder of Detroit.
And what is left to remind us of
these bygone exploits? There is sn
old avenue of maple trees, familiarly
called the "priests' walk," which
runs Irom a handsome modern L'As-
8omption churoh to the river, and was
formerly terminated by a huge wooden gate, which, however, has sunken
into picturesque decay. To the right
of this walk is an old gnarled orchard
in the midst of which standB the
"Presbytery," latterly colled the "Old
Convent," for in the early 'seventies
it sheltered a company of nuns. Thia
is the original building erected by the
Jesuits. It hns b?en patched ond added to and finally moved to another
part of the orchard, but still the old,
old house stands, with its French
roof, blind gables and wide stone
chimney whitened by countless rains
and (lashings of sleet and snow. It has
a frontage of thirty leet snd whs
built two stories high, with an nttic.
The roof rose in the old French style
and was pierced with dormer windows. It was constructed of square
pine timbers and had a foundation ol
solid stone.
There Have Been 700 Cases of Typhoid
Since August and Camp Has Been
In a Terrible Condition — Only a
Threat of Quarantine Woke Up the
Residents—Mayor Lang Also Put
Up a Hard Fight.  '.,
Dr. R. W. Bell, Provincial Health
Inspector ior Ontario, expects to conclude his labors of scouring the Cobalt camp eome time next week. He
has now been there about six weeks.,
During thut time three deputy inspectors have been engaged in scouring
the camp with the aid of a large gang;
of men and a dozen teams ami wag- .
ons. Dr. Bell has-been supreme in'
authority, and it has been .the first-
time in the history of the Province of i
Ontario that the Provincial Health,
authorities have been called upon to
clean up a town.
Since the first day of August there;
have been over 700 cases of typhoid,
lever in the' camp, and the disease
is still prevalent, from four to ten
cases developing daily.  Of this total
Food Scarce.
"This circular describing the Mount-
Ingvue says ynu can sit nt Ihe dinner
table nnd see ibe beautiful mountain
peaks," said tbe man who contemplated going.
"That Is true." replied the one who
hnd been, "nnd that's just about all
you i o see."
Just Fish.
Commissioner George M. Bowers of
the U S. Bureau of Fisheries snid
recently in Washington of thc black
bass that he is sending to South Africa at the request ol Col. Roosevelt.
"These fish will do well, but no
miracles are to be expected of them.
Many persons seem to think that our
bureau is as miraculous in all its
works us—well, as the Canadian salmon.
"Two Canadians were boasting.
" 'Where I curoe from,' said the
first, 'we have a salmon river that
rises in some boiling springs. As the
salmon climbs up tho river they gradually get acclimated to the heat of
the river and don't mind it. In fact,
when we fish in the highest reaches
oi the stream wc catch our salmon
ready  boiled.'
"'I don't doubt that,' said thc second Canadian, calmly. 'Down my
way there's a curious salmon river,
too. It rises in some tin mines. As
the fish work up they meet the suspended ore in gradually increasing
quantities. They get quite mineralized il they keep on up-stream, so that
if we lish at the head of the river we
catch the salmon ready tinned, and
all we have to do la to pack and ship
them to market.'"
number 307 cases broke out among the..
4,000 miners in the camp, and the
town authorities have records of 333:
cases among the residents of the
town. It is impossible to obtain a re-'
cord of ihe number of deaths nmong
the residents, but it is known that
mere huve ' been a large iiuinb-r.
'there huve been twenty deaths among
the miners.
Kven after Dr. Bell took charge the
residents of-the-town were loath to
clean the town the provincial officer!
said, and it A. as not until he issued
an ultimati a that unless they-did
something toward preventing the
spread oi '.he disease he would oiiHr-
i.ntinc the town, and if ncccssury
place a legiment of militia ■■round it
and p' ( vent anyone to either enter'
or leSvc it until the disease was entirely wiped out. ThiB caused the:
town officials considerable uneasiness,
and they immediately took steps toward erecting a temporary hospital,
but it was not until two weeks ago
that this institution was in readiness,
to iccommodute patients, despite tho-
fact that the provincial authorities
had sent four tent* to thc town threei
weeks previous. There are now twenty-one patients in the town hospital,
while the overage number accommodated ut thc Miners' Hospital is about'
One ol the hardest workers in behalf ol a clean Cobalt has been Mayor
Lung, chiei executive of tho camp,'
i nil oue of the most loyal Cobitlters,
living. But. ('.limit is not where it is:
on the map for the purpose ol becoming a beauty spot nor a residential
town. Its residents ure there to make'
money and then get awuy, so Mu>or
bung has hud a hard fight of it.
He Wouldn't Die,
Mrs. Peoihhlow-Why does yonr bus-'
band carry such a tremendous amount
of life Insurance when he's In such perfect health? .Mrs. Flloker-Oli. Jusl to
tantalize rae. Men ure nulurally cruel.
Not Unanimous.
Sbe—There's Mrs. 'foozle.   Sbe seems
i|Ulle reconciled  to tbe death of her
first husband.   lie-Yes. hul I'm afraid
her second never will be.
ln IV ndrerslty of our best friends
tmi often find something whleh does
uot displease us.-Kochefoucauld.
Ontario Fruit In London.
Ontario people would glow with
pride could they sec the magnificent
peaches displayed in some of the
grent stores in London, Ung., above
which uppear a legend telling that
these are grown in the open in Ontario, and ure the firBt peuches to be
brought Irom Ontario to Knglninl. Ths
Emigration Office and the C.P.R. ol-
fice also display Ontario peaches,
which are the wonder and admiration
61 all who see them. Ill the Army
and Nuvy Stores the other day the
manager was kept busy answering enquiries from curious customers, who
expressed much interest in the fact
that this beautiful fruit was grown
out oi doors in Canada. Thc peaches
ure sold for sixpence each, alter passing through several hands from the
time they are taken Irom the trees
until they reach the London dinner
Thunder-Sounding Smoke.
The Victoria Falls—the native name
for whicli is Mosi-on-Tounya, or the
Thunder-Sounding Smoke—huve rightly been called the most bcuutiful gem:
in thc whole of the earth's aeenory.
Since the completion of the railway
to the Zambesi in 1004 of'
persons have visited the f.ils, and,
several have tried- to 'jive in writing
I heir impressions
No pen-picture r 'ihotogmph can,
however, give the l..i:..JSt idea oi the'
marvellous grandeui i nd bonuty of,
the scene. The maj 'y ..nil mystery:
ol the gigantic gor|,< ., the fennung'
lorrents, the wondei u' atmospheric
(fleets—all come u*. ii one with a,
lorce and power as .hough nothing'
had ever before bei i read or heard;
in connection with them. The falls'
by moonlight are a truly fascinating'
spectacle. Tho roaring clouds of
spray, the Bombre Ruin Forest, tho;
stream of the Zambesi shimmering
iar above the trembling earth, tho'
lunar rainbow, combine to muko an
Inimitable picture.
Where the Znmbesi bites its mighty'
plunge ol a sheer 400 feet the river
' is over a mile wide—or, to he exact,
I 5,808 [cot—Hand Daily Mail.
A Jowett Story.
I    In spile of the reputation for lnti-
j tmlinnrianism    he   gained   from   his
j early trial for heresy, tho late I'rof.'
Jowett  of Oxford   was  intolerant   of
pretentiousness  and  shallow  conceit.'
One sell satisfied undergraduate, mot
the  master one  day.      Master,    he'
1 stiid. "I have searched everywhere in
all philosophies, ancient and modern,
and nowhere do I find the evidence
jot n Ood."    "Mr.  ," rc;.!le,|   the
master after n shorter puns" than-
usual, "il you don't find n Coil by 5
o'clock Ibis afternoon you iniist leave
Ibis college."
Presence of Mind.
"Yes."  mused  the returned  Ar~*'0
explorer, "al one timo we cane within an inch ol Ireczing to death! Luckily, however"—
He in zed reflectively nt lh? calling,
"Wc had the presence of inlpd to
lull into a huat'.'d discussion." THE   REPORTER,   NEW   MICHEL,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA.
A* the End of
The Summer:;
' >  The   Game   of   Golf   That  < >
* Richard and Mar- *
cut Played.
Copyright, 1909, by Associated Literary Press.
Marela. ln a red sweater, made a
bright siiot on tbe other Bide of tbe
Richard waved to ber. and sbe waved
back, dropping ber bug of golf clubs
and standing ou tiptoe so that he
might see ber clearly above the bushes.
Wben he came up to her he said:
"Such energy!   It's only 7 o'clock."
"1 hoped to be early enough so that
I could go around the course alone."
Tbe words were severe, but ber eyes
"You know you'd rather go with me."
Richard built up a lee of sand neatly
and topped It with bis round wblte
"I've made my drive." Marela said,
"and my ball Is lost over there somewhere In the bushes; so. If yon please,'
I'll follow my nose and find It."
And away sbe weut. And Richard,
putting nil Ills skill Into, bis drive, sent
his ball halfway to tbe first hole. Tben
be picked lip bla bag and marched lu
leisurely fashion after Marela.
"Found it?" be questlooed.
"That's a woman's trick—to lose a
She whirled nround on blm. "Just
as It Is a man's trick to lose his heart!"
she'blazed.    (
Be grew wblte. "I didn't' think
you'd say a tblng like that," be said
and turned and left her.
She went running after him. "Oh.
Dick, Dick!" she cried. "1 didn't mean
it." He |rainped on, unheeding, and
at last she came up to him and laid
ber hand on his arm. "Really, I didn't
menu it," she pleaded.
Be stopped and looked down at her
gravely. "I'll admit It wasn't very
nice of me to make that remark ahout
the ball." be said, "but there's a difference between mnking fun of a girl's
game and mnking fun of a man's love."
"Yes, there Is." sbe admitted. "And
I'm sorry. Dick."
Of course be forgave her. as be had
forgiven her nil snmmer. ever since
that flrst night when he hsd been presented to ber In the ballroom of the
big hotel nnd she had divided his
•waltz with some one else. But she
hsd begged pardon so prettily thnt he
hsd felt almost as If be were the offender.
. "But this Is the end." he said sternly.
"Let's hnve It out right bere. Marela."
,"Have what out?"
"All of It. We are going home tomorrow, and; try as I will. 1 enn't get
an opportunity to ask you tn marry
"You've held me off and parried and
rnn away, bnt It's got to be settled
here and now." And with that tbls
very fierce young man sat down on a
hillock and motioned her to another.
"Oh. my goodness!" said Mnrcln
faintly, but she did as she was told.
"Of course I know I'm not worthy
of you and all that. . I haven't much
money, bnt I've got health and strength
and the will. I've got ambition, and
I'm going to win out In the fight of
life, nnd I'll make a place for ynu If
yon'll let me. And I'd do anything to
save you from Dorlng."
Her head went up. "I like Mr. Dorlng," sbe emphasized. "He's very polite—snd-and"-
."1*111 not," said Richard bitterly.
"Oh. you needn't rub It in! But you
keep me so stirred up, I'm not balf
bad when I'm normal.')
Her laugh had a tremble tn It. "No,
you're not half had." she agreed.
He turned to ber eagerly. "Marela.
ynu don't lore-Dorlng?"
She arose quickly, "He Is worth a
Richard stood up also. , "As If that
would make n bit of difference to
you." he said. "You may have your
faults. Mnrcln. but I don't believe you
are mercenary."
She wus lingering her cleek nervouB-
ly. "But-but I nm mercenary, Dickie,
boy." she suld very low.
He stared ot her. "Marela." he said
ehtirply7".voti wouldn't marry Dorlng
for his money?"
Sbe looked up nt him suddenly. "Oh.
I don't know-1 don't know! I've always been poor, and I've never bud
pretty things, und I want them. I
want to go Into the ballroom all In
chiffon and pearls Instead nf In my old
wblte dresses nud my Utile chain with
the gold heart. Think of it, Dickie—
I've never had any Jewel but Unit, and
1 wnnt Jewels. Every girl wants them,
and Mr. Dorlng could give them to
But Richard was not listening. He
took out his watch. •'.Mnrcln." he said
In a practical way, "have you had
your breakfast?"
She looked up surprised. "Why this
change of subject?" she faltered.
"Becnuse you're tired and nervons.
and I don't think you nre capable of
saying what you think." he said. "I
am going to lake you over lo the Inn.
We'll lirctikfost on the liluh*. nnd Ceclle
will make us nn omelet nud some perfect coffee, and we ahull hnve a basket
or while rolls,   Will ynn go?"
"Why. of course." said Marela un-
rertiilnlj*. "Bui I' was such a funny
thing for you in Hlhili nf breakfast—
rlgV iif.ter vou pi'*ipnset1 to me."
"You've beurd uf bread and cheese
and kisses," said Klchard fippantly.
"Well, this Is a case of adoration aod
omelet.   Coiue on. Marela. mine."
"I'm not yours."
"You're going to be." said Richard,
ahd he picked up their bags and
The Inn waa a little French place
where delectable mealo were served
to those who tired of the regular hotel
fore and where, it was whispered,
certain gay souls sat somewhat laleat
This morning Ceclle, tbe trim landlady, met them at the door wltb radiant welcome. They sbould have the j
omelet and coffee—such coffee! And
away she went, smiling, while they settled themselves at a table on tbe porch.
Through the window they could see
Into the dining room, where tbere was
one table not yet cleared of the half
empty bottles, as well as other evidences of s midnight feast. Half
sprawled across the table lay a man
Marela. peeping through the window, snid. "He evidently doesn't know
It's morning."
Richard nodded; "Let's wake him
up." And he began a silvery tattoo
wltb his knife on the glasses.
The man yawned, stretched and raised n face red and sodden. ,
Marela caught at Richard's arm.
"Why," she whispered, "why, Richard
But before Richard could answer
Dorlng. stumbled out on the porch,
gave one look at Marela and fled.
Then Marela looked nt Richard.
"You knew." she snid, "that be was
He laid his hond on hers. "I knew."
he told her, "tbat he was no fit mate
for you. Marela. And 1 wanted you
to see. What would his money amount
to If you had lo put up with that?"
He pointed to the wine bottles ln the
otber room.
Sbe shuddered. "I-I didn't really
Intend to marry hlm-be-cause 1 don't
love him. Richard."
"And you didn't mean whnt you said
about wanting money?" be questioned
Her eyes met his bravely. "Yes. 1
do like money. Dick. But I wouldn't
sell myself. I couldn't marry without
"Neither would I." sold Dickie boldly. "So when are you going to marry
rae. Marela?"
Sbe laughed. "In the spring per-
"As If I'd wait," sold Richard masterfully. "After breakfast we'll go
back to the links. And If I win the
game you'll have to marry me In October, and If you win I'll wait until
So bnck through the clear September
nlr tbey jvent and played nine holes.
And Morels did ber best. But a
woman is only a woman, and Dick
was famed for his good gnme. And
so. nfter all, the wedding came at tbe
end of tbe summer.
The Same Stock.
People who knew tbe Huntley family, "root aud branch," always snid
that there could be only one other person In the world as blunt nnd tactless
as James Huntley, and tbnt was bis
cousin William. James lived in New
York and William In Bostou. One day
James uppeared at William's bome just
at dinner time.
"Well, this Is a surprise!" said William.. "You're tbe last person In tbe
world 1 should bare expected to see
tonight! Uot tired of home?"
"You wouldn't have seen me If I
could bare got through my business In
time to catch the il o'clock train," said
James.  "1 tried burd enough."
Tbe cousins looked cheerfully at each
otber nnd were quite unaware of the
frantic efforts made by Mrs. William
to guide Ibe conversation luto a smooth
channel. Seated at last at tbe dinner
table aud attacking the roast beef, the
host suld:
"If I'd known you were going to
drop In on us tbls way. without warning. I'd have ordered a better dinner."
"Don't trouble about thut." said
James heartily. "It does well enougb.
and next time I'll be sure tu let you
know beforehnnd."-Youth's Companion.
Proposals In Holland.
A very nice girl made me ber confidences concerning Dutch youth. She
wus not engaged-no. and for all excellent reason. There had lieeu no Ice for
two yeurs. The canals never once had
frozen over—ergo, there hud been no
chnnce for the engagements, whlcb in
Holland are made un Ihe ice, where
suddenly no stiff conventions eilst und
girls and young men are free to nilugle
as we do. Her sister hud become n
young Indy In a fortunate but very cold
year, nnd ber engagement hud taken
place nt once, nud sbe now lived In
America, 1 sow ner once. -Her bnlr
had been loosened to a brave pompadour, she wore her wnlst long nnd
loose, and she hnd joined a woman's
club. My friend, the unmarried one.
had once done an awful thing. It bnd
nearly upset the family. She hnd
wnlked alone a square with a very
"old mnn nf forty" whom she had met
many times at her grandmother's!-
Harper's Bazar.
The Old Reason.
"I can'l see how so mnny men stand
It to eat In n cheap nnd noisy and untidy restaurant."
"I suppose the explanation Is as old
as Adam."
"What's thnt?"
"The craving for food."-Cleveland
I'lnln Dealer.
Too Long For Her.
"When I hnve Stll.WKI In the hnnk 1
will nsk you to marry tne," be snid.
"I belong to s long lived family." replied the sweet girl, "but I can't bop*
to live as long as that." - Life.
Herbert Henry Asquith, prime minister of England, waa born ln Yorkshire In 1S5_ and waa a prize scbolur
at Oxford university.
Alfred H. Booth of Worcester. Mass..
has been organist at St Multbew's
church for thirty yeara and iu that
lime has missed but one service.
Speaking In Toronto recently. Dr
Wilfred T. GrenfeU. the Labrador
physician-missionary, outlined bis project ot erecting In St John's, N. F„ a
home for seamen and fishermen.
Henry Savage Landor. the English
explorer, who will soon make an attempt to reach the south pole, is or
tbe opinion - that Lieutenapt Shackleton failed through having a cnmlier-
some and unnecessarily large expedition.
It Is estimated tbat General Lu's
Terrnzas, the richest man ln Mexico,
has not less than $200,000,000. Ills
pro|ierty holdings are located chiefly
In the state of Cblbuahua, but be also
hns large Investments tn other parts
uf the republic. He Is the greatest
hind nnd live stock baron tu tbe world,
ll Is snid.
Judge Robert Scott Lovett. who succeeds the late E. H. Harrimnn. was
a plowboy before he entered tbe rail-
mud service. He was born • in 18.7.1
near Shephard. Tex.; worked on the
farm, tben In a neighboring store and
at last for the Houston East and West
as local agent. Once In the railroad
business and admitted to tbe bur bis
advance was rapid.
The Duke nf tut Abruzzl Is thirty-
six yenrs of age. and be has broken
ail climbing records by his ascent ot
Bride peak. In the Himalayas. 24.(100
feet high and the highest mountain
climb ever recorded. He wns the first
man to ascend Mount Ruwenzofl. in
the border of Legnnda and the Kongo
Free State, while his arctic feats are
among tbe most notable ot the day.
Some Curious Affectations of London'a
Social Favorites.
Some pretty rough things hnve been
Mill about liie affectations ot English
ai'istiH'i'iicy from time to time, but the
recent accounts ot their household pets
| are Ubout us Incomprehensible us any
if their otber foibles.   The grey bound
English Etchings.
London has fifteen medical schools.
Burglary wns a capital offense In
England till 1829.
Births of English children used to
be laxed-a duke 130 and "a common
person" 2 shillings.
In one year the number of taxlcahs
tn London hns more than doubled, nnd
tbe burse drawn cab will probably
soon be extinct.
No fewer thnn 20(1 persons lost their
lives In tbe mines of Lancashire. Eng
land. Inst yenr as agulnst nn average
aniiuni mortality nf 140 In recent years.
It Is uot often thnt a gate Is mnde
out of a window, much less out of a
prison window, hut the gate of St
Cedd's churchyard. Canning Town
East Loudon, was at one time a window In old Newgate prison.
Electric Sparks.
A galvanic cell bus been Invented
which generates an alternating cur-
The electric lighting Industry Is represented In tbe lulled States by 5.2IH
companies and municipal plains.
Electric laundries are being installed
on the big ocean liners, where an tbe
washing, drying aud Ironing are dune
by electricity. •/-
In a receut tert of a new Merman
high speed telegraph apparatus 2,suu
distinctly recorded words were Iruus.
mil ted 4110 miles In five minutes.
A new application ot tue electric
light bath consists of u halt cylinder,
studded with Incandescent lamps,
whicli may lie placed over a |iersoii lying In bed. the light beiug botb radiated and reflected to bim.
Household Hints.
A bare broom splinters matting badly. , If you bnve no long handled, soft
brush make a gray canton flannel covering for top of broom.
All Ihe cooking utensils should be
washed with soda Immediately after
tbey have been used, which will remove every trace of grease.
When running dales, flgs or raisins
through tbe food cbupiier. add a few
drops of lemon Juice. It will do much
toward preventing Ibe fruit from clogging ihe chopper.
If you ciinnul use a scrub brush to
get Inlo all parts of the refrigerator
when cleaning II, try using u small.
Bt If) paint brush fnr the purpose. It
reaches the corners.
The Art of War.
Although work bas nnt yet been begun on twn 2II.ISKI tun battleships fnr
the Ainerlcnn navy, exiM-rts nf the
navy department already are figuring
on 30,0011 ton vessels.
The Austrian army Is trying nnt a
range finding rifle bullet wblch Is hollow ond carries a snlislunce whlcb
gives off a puff of smoke when tbe
bullet strikes anything hard.
For overhead firing against airships
a Merman Inventor has brought out a
shell wltb n ninge of 20.(100 feet, giving off ii light by nlgbt and a smoke hy
duy, so iliul Its course may be traced.
Train and Track.
The death record nf the railroads In
New South Wales Is one in seven 'years.
Copper tula's are preferred tn vied In
locomotive hollers by many European
Chinese rnllwny enrs bnve push buttons for fissl or refreshments, which
nre promptly answered by Imy waller*,,
The li'iu|H'riiture uf ibe lire ot u ilipv.
lug locomotive hns liccu ilclcriiinieil to
In- lil.llflU degrees in a specil nt Nilrir
one miles nn Hour anil l'.'.huu it I u
sin-ell nl nineteen miles.
nud the long, silky eared spaniel are
things of Ihe post. The Ducbess of
Marlborough Is said to bave n special
fondness fur serpents. She spends days
nlso in the park ut Blenheim with the
gazelles, which bi her society seem to
forgei tbelr traditional shyness. Her
other pets are grotesque looking pell-
inns, which muy be seen uhuut the
shores of the ponds. Lady Warwick,
the titled Socialist leader, eapecially
loves while animals, aud In ber grounds
at Warwick are white peacocks, all
kinds uf white birds, even a wblte elephant. Her special treasure is a white
parrot whicli Is said to be more thuu a
century old.
Lady Cadngnn has a famous collection of snakes. She Is able to drape
some of tbem about her in sucb a way
that they serve as jewelry. Among
her pets are two trained lizards. Ludy
Cotlenbam nurses wttb great care het
dormice, and Lady Churchill Is said to
be bapplest when ber crocodile Is near
her. Lady Hope's pet Is an ape from
Senegal, while Mrs. Hose Hubbard,
one nt the most popular ot the women
ln Mrs. Keppel's set ralseB geese.
Miss Itose Houghton, one of the most
liked of the unmarried girls In London
society. Insists upon taking to all the
houses that will allow her a hyena
that sbe brought from Constantinople
and hns tamed.
Foreign Affair That May Be Worthy
of a Trial.
It has often been said I bnt thousands of people live' and die without
ever having known tbe luxury ot
sleeping upon a really comfortable
bed. for, strange as it may seem, the
proper cure of beds slid bedding is
one of tbe pet economies of the English housewife, writes a London cor
respondent. Her French sisters set
her a better example, for at this time
of the year every good housewife In
France Is employed in the overlooking and the thorough cleansing and
remaking of ber household mattresses,
which, according to the latest hygienic
theories, ore veritable traps for collecting dust and dirt
An Improvement upon this state of
affairs bas lately been Introduced in
the form of a new sanitary mattress
tbat does away with the need ot this
yearly overhauling. Its Inventor has
bit upon ihe plan of arranging some
thousand coppered steel springs Incased In Ingenious woven calico pockets thnt are kept In place by rigid
fastenings, so that each works Independently without coming in contnet
wlih the other, the whole being Incased In horsehair.
These new sanitary mattresses nnt
only Insure perfect rest, but tbey absolutely prevent tbe entry of dust or
otber objectionable matter. At Ihe
same lime the new mattress is perfectly ventilated, so that It Is always
kept pure and fresh, and It should be
a boon to hundreds of housewives.
rhe Squire Waan't Actually Nigh, but
He Waa a Little Close.
!    Tbey   were  discussing  tbe salient!
1 traits of old Squire Mregsou's cbarac- i
| ter, tbe funeral being a thing of the
i past.   "Suine way or 'nother, between j
I bis goln' un' the bury In', nobody felt ;
j free to speak." Abel Nutting had Said
; as an Introduction to his remarks.' "It
seemed   iiiure'n   likely   be'd  come to
j again au' call us to account same as*
| usual."
'•He wna'free to gi>e to pbylantbrupy
an' the church," said Barton Sedgwick
wben his turn enme; "but in the fain'- j
ly circle 1 called him kind o' close. 1
won't go so fur's tn say he was actu'l-
ly nigh; but be ccrt'nly was klud o'
close." ,
"As bow?" Inquired three voices In
unison. They all had plenty of Instances of the old squire's "closeness,"
but It wus Barton's privilege to speak
first he1 being a cousin once remnved.
"Well, I wns there to a Sunday dinner with hlm last December," said
Barton slowly. "He Invited Sally an'
me, same as always, once a year,
' "Well, S.;lly bad One o' those stuffy
colds Ibat make yon feel worse'n If
yon had pneiimony, an' she vowed she
wouldn't go. She said she couldn't
taste anything anyway, an' the mere
thoughts o' his cold pork an' boiled
potatoes went nguinat her. But ahe
wanted I should go for policy, same as
all us relations went an' I did. »
"Well, when 1 got then an' told
squire be said, 'Sally not comln'!" an'
clipped it right out lntp tbe kitchen,
lenvln' the doors open all the way.
"■Here.' he said to old Jane Wills,
that cooked nn' done for blm, 'hare
those potatoes boiled soft yet? That's
good. You lift out,Mis' Sedgwick's
potato, nn' It'll be Just right to try tor
my breakfast tomorrow,' he said, 'tor
Mis' Sedgwick Is kep' at home With a
cold. Lift it ont careful! That's right!'
"An' when he come back to' me be
was all creased up with smiles, be waB
so pleased with himself."
Hat Supporter.
Tbe Illustration shows a hat supporter. You muy wonder what tnls
curious edifice Is Intended for, but
when you are let Into the secret ynu
will at once realize its worth. It is
used in a hntbnx to bold up tbe present style of enormous chapeau. wltb
its profuse underbrlm trimming and
the long, drooping ostrich plumes.
Thus It prevents these costly trim-
mlugs from being crushed when trot
The Refraction of Light and tha Limiting Angle of Vision.
One of tbe most peculiar things In
connection wltb lite under water Is
wbat Is known as tbe limiting angle of
vision. Tbis applies to fishes, divers,
submarine crews und, In fact, any beiug possessing tbe power uf sight aud
desiring to look through the water at
objects In tbe air. Tbe effect Is uot
due to a defect in vision, but to tbe refraction or bending of light and no
telescope or otber optical Instrument
can get nround It.
Tbe effect consists of tbe impossibility of seeing anything ou the- outside
unless tbe observer directs his line at
sight within forty-eight degrees of Ibe
vertical. If n forty-nine degree angle or
over is taken, the surface, no matter
how clear tbe water Is, acts as a perfect mirror and reflects Objects at tbe
bottom of the water, thus not allowing
anything on tbe outside to be seen.
The consequence of this property Is
the most startling of all, for everything
on tbe outside can be aeeu and thus
has tn be seen In tbe cone descriljed
by tbe forty-eight degree angle from
the eye. Tbls shows all outside objects huddled together and appearing
high In ulr. Thus, If one dives into the
middle of a wide river, on looking up
tbe banks will appear close together,
but at a great distance trom tbe observer, high In air.
This angle'is called the "critical" angle and of course varies with tbe two
media In contact.
If one desires to make the experiment
a square glass box or an aquarium will
nnBwer very well. Suspend this from
the celling or support It ou a wall
bracket and look under it nt*un angle.
The-'phenomenon will lie observed as
Indicated. The elenrer the water and
the stronger the light tbe more clearly
will' things appear.
In use. The hat rest is made nut of
two embroidery hoops, one a hnlf inch
smaller than the other. Tbese are
connected by three standards, made
of cardboard, corset steels, whalebone
or Ihln strips of wood. Standards
and rings are closely bound wltb ribbon, and Ihe joints, where the hoops
nre sewed tn tbe standards, are hidden beneath smart little bows of ihe
ribbon. The "rest" Is now n Ihlng of
beauty und Is ready to be a joy. If not
forever at lenst for ns lung as tbe
present fashion In bats lingers.
The Professional Woman.
Mrs. L.vdlu Kiiigsinlll snid at the recent quinquennial congress of Ihe International Council of Women: "The
pruteiiKluiiiil womnn-ibere nre sou.-
mm ol hoi In ihe United Stoles. Of all
sell supporting women she Is the ablest
nnd iiiosi successful^ She bns declined
tn lie n hewer uf wood nud a drawer
of water nnd bus dared lo earn ber
living by her brain. The professional
woman hns been making experiments
Him will (■veniunll.v be of grent vulue
in all women She has been n sort of
occupation explorer, fludlng mil wbat
lines of (bought and worn nre most
snliiilile and Her motto has
been, '"'Hen III doubt try It.' and even
net ifnllureK have thus been cducl-
Why He Was a Heathen.
Sir Arthur Kanaka w related an amusing story of a Mohammedan servant
wbo when aaked his religion, replied:
"Beg pardon, srir, I'm » heathen."
When asked by his muster wbnt he
meant by a heathen tbe man answered:
"Beg pnrdnn. snr, a worshiper of
stocks and stones."
"Confound It." remarked the master,
"I can't keep a man like that In my
To which came tbe Immediate rejoinder:
"Beg pardon, sar. In your highness'
service no lime to worship anything!"
—London Noes.
He Spoke Too Soon. .
A well known business man attended
his daughter's commencement exer-
clses at an eustern college. He had
been greatly pleased with the beauty
nnd dignity of the exercises and was
discoursing to bis wife upon the relln-
lng Influences or college life. Suddenly his Impressive monologue was cut
short. A girl In cap and gown came
dashing down the steps of the main
hall waving her diploma and shouting,   "Educated,   by   gosh!"
Not Anxious.
"Ynu have qulle n number of tbe
pools." said (londhy. who wns Inspecting WiMidby's library. "Ah. there's
"Browning! Iln ynn understand him?"
"No; 1 don't." said Woodhy.        ■»
"Ah." Bald Mondby, continuing nil
examination, "have you Praed?"
"Certainly not What's the use of
praying?. I ain't anxious to under-
(land him."
True honor leaves no room fnr hesitation or doubt- fluUrch.
Famous Victorian Belle Gives Some-
Remarkable Peeps Into the Society
of the Last Reign—Husband Led'
the Light Brigade's Celebrate.
Charge — Disraeli's Bad Breath--
Siaps at Royalty.
In London society even the budget,
has been obliged to render up first
puce, ior tile time being, to Lauy
Cardigan's book. There is one thin_
at ieuB( to say for the production,,
whicn pertains .to be the, life audi
doings of the Countess of Cardigan,
and Lancaster, aud her friends aim.
acquaintances, and that is, it will sell..
In fact we ure told that the bookshops in the better portions ol London are fairly teeming with peopic
anxious to obtain copies of this remarkable work.
There is something almost uncanny:
in Uie thought that the authoress oi.
this book— still enjoying life, still
without a pang oi indigestion,, with
the powers of satirical observation and"
enjoyment which this book shows—
can remember personalities who seem-
to us the legendary figures of historv
—too legendary to realize as having*
____h Ys_ ^"-ss^^
been seen by our own contemporaries,
and us having lived jmd had their'
being like other people. But here
ihcy come forth irom their tombs and
their niches, and once again walk the
earth, with Lady Cardigan maki a'
them give "ghastly grins as she rj-
counts and recalls their flirtations,
their rivalries, their physical delects,.
nidi' uuveiitures, now turcica!; lioy
tint husband. Lord Cardigan.was
in cuuimund of the famous Six Hundred wlien they made—"Oh, the wi.d
charge tney made"—in the Crime..n
war. "I have often," says Lady Cur-
oigan, "been asked whether he con-
hui-d to me anything particular
the Charge of the Light Brigade, b..u
the truth is that he never seemcu to-
attach uny importance to the part ha
piayed." [
This ia her own story of how she-
came to marry Lord Cardigan, Inn--
lirst Ludy Cardigan died on the morning of July 12, 1856, and this iB what.
happened: "Un the morning of J my
12, lb58, I was awakened at seven
o'clock by a loud knocking at tne
front door. It was Lord Cardigan. I
had just time to slip on my dressing-
gown when he came into my roo.n,
and suid: 'My dearest, she's deui.;.
let 8 get married at once'."
The writer oi these Recollections actually refused Disraeli's offer of marriage
ln 1873 Disraeli, left a widower,,
proposed to her,
"I had known Disraeli all my liie,
and I liked him very well. He hud,
however, one drawback, so far ae 1
was concerned, and that was hij
breath—the ill odour of politics, pei-
haps! In ancient Bome a wife could
divorce her husband if his breutli.
were unpleasant, ahd had Dizzy lived
in those days his wife would havii
been able td divorce him without any
diihculty. I was wondering whether I.
could possibly put up with this unfortunate attribute in a great man when-
I met the King, who was graciously
pleused to ride with me. In the cours.i
of our conversation, I told him about
Disraeli's proposal, and' asked him
whether he would advise me to accapi
it, but the King Baid he did not think
the marriage would be a happy one:
ior me."
"There is realism for you," com.
ments Mr. O'Connor. "The dazzling
romancer, the most daring and sue-
cessful adventurer—except Napoleon
—in history. The man who made an
ancient Queen into an Empress, who
subdued and led the ancient aristocracy of England — climbing to th;
Premiership of the greatest oi empires from a Jewish home and a law-,
yer's office—there he Btands beiore us,
belittled, shamed, and made almost
sordid and abhorrent by this crdel
and undazzled female observer, ai
simply a man with a foul breath."
Side by Bide with these anecdotes
and sketches oi people, bitten into
copper with vitriol, there run—with
delightful female inconsequence-
naive confessions of her own charms,
the havoc they played in many hearts ■,
and the impressions of some of her
admirers would have made them turn
in their graves ii they could have read
them, il regions beyond j_e skies enjoyed the luxury of a Lending Library.
Now and then this audacious chronicler drags down an eminence from
the pedestal.    She meets a royalty;
"The old Duchess o( Cambridge was
one oi the house party at Egerton
Lodge, and she very good-naturedly'
offered to take care of me on my jour-,
ney to London, as we were both leaving the' Bame day. We traveled together, and, .directly the tram started, the duchess opened a large reticule
and took out a German sausage, which'
she devoured with great relish, cutting
slices off it with a silver knife, with
which she transferred them to her
Lost Him a Sale
"He is a cynic," said Senator Tillman of a political antagonist. "He
mistrusts all things. He's ns bad as
•the Chicago drummer.
"A Chicago drummer viBited a pro-
"hibition state. A prohibitioniBt customer said to him proudly:
" 'No, sir; the words beer and whisky are unknown in this town.'
"The drummer   nodded   and whis-
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"Do you believe there is anything
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serverance in it."
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corns with HalloWay's Corn Cure at
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''What reason have you for thinking
that he's a periect gentleman?"
"He must be. I had dinner at his
house, and neither his wile nor daughter corrected him once."—Detroit Free
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A Failure
"It won't work." remarked Jones
as he took his favorite seat in front
of the hotel window.
"What won't work?" inquired Frits
"This idea of thought transference
Tried it on my tailor. I looked at him
steadily until I had his undivided attention, then I said very slowly and
with emphasis: 'That— bill—is—
paid.' "
"And what did he do?"
"He said: 'you're—a—liar!' "—Lip-
True love is something that is able
t) dispense with the advice of outsiders.   •
Ravages ol Consumption
la the year 1890,16 yean ago. Mis.C
S.Cesoot,of Belle Isle. N_..,wa. leased
eoatUoa,   All her relative, had dud ol
mnmpl**"*-. "**•—" j*--"---*—
that she wee going the seme way.
Attlm point hn husbandsuetofcdtotrr
Pnychiae, The doctor wbo attended lead
Psycniae wee worthless I but it effected a
wonderful ewe. Eighteen resit after la a
letter bearim dale Aujost 14, 1908, Mrs.
Cesser ays. "I am better then 1 kavebeea
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tali sal I cell eeltasee better leeie Idea
PSYCHINE, ead I recommend it lo all who
am suffering from Lung Trouble and Gen-
anl DebJily." „     ,   ,
Dr. T. A. SWClls.
Mrs. Maudsley—"Do your daughter
and her husband live happily together?
Mrs. Oldham—"Alas I I'm afraid
not. My daughter says they do, but
every time I go to visit them there
seems to be something present to mar
the serenity of their lives."
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Young Featherley — "Of Shake-
spear's plays I think I prefer Richelieu.' "
Miss Clara—"Er—but Shakespeare
did not write 'Richelieu,' Mr. Feather-
Young Featherley (with an amused
smile)—"Ah! I see, Miss Clara, you
are one of the few left who believe
that Bacon wrote Shakespeare's plays.
I wonder if the question will ever be
satisfactorily settled?"—New York
"Pa, what is a football coach?"
"The ambulance, I guess."—Boston
First Fair Invalid—'-Which kind of
doctor do you prefer—the allopathic
or the homeopathic?"
Second Fair Invalid—"I prefer the
sympathetic."—Fligende Blaetter.
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Japan has apple trees nowadays as
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of this year's Japanese apple crop is
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home market to speak of in Japan for
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Philippines, Siberia and Australia.
Asa vermifuge there is nothing so
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most delicate-child without fear of injury to the constitution.
Patron (viewing portrait of his wife I
--Er—er—I congratulate you sir, on
your wonderful imagination.
Artist—Whatever do you mean?
Pntron—Why you actually painted
my wife with her mouth shut.
"Nothing lost here but the squeal,"
declared the pork packer. "Are you
as economical in conducting your
business P"
"Just nbout," answered the. visitor.
"I'm a lumber manufactti-?r. Nothing wasted but the ba**'.."—Louisville Courier-Journal.
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The Secret
Wife   (reminiscing)—Well,   I
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John    (absent-mindedly)—I    know,
but who told you?
—The Sketch.
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Dressed in the latest nnd most improved motorcycling coBtume, with
goggles nil complete, the motorcyclist
gaily toot-tooted his wny toward the
Zoo. Suddenly he slackened, dismounted, and said to a small, grubby
"I say, my boy, am I right for the
Th" boy easped at ao strange n sight
and thought it must bo some new animal for the gardens.
"You mny be all right if they havei
a spare cage," he said doubtfully,
when he could find his tongue; "but
you'd stood a better chanst ii you'd
only had a tail!"—Answers.
It is better to   be   a   financier of
kingdoms than a king of finance.
"Do you think Unit policeman on
our heat ever does u thing to earn liis
"You bet I do, and a goc., fat, juicy
tip besides. Hi's been tho cause of
our cook staying with us for the last
seven years."—New York Herald.
George Washington, hatchet in
hand, had just concluded the famous
interview with his father. "It's
lucky," he remarked n the nired
man, "that I went after a cherry tree
instead of the North Pole. Otherwise
my motives and veracity would have
been subjects of controversy lor gen-
ertltions."—Washington Star.
Members ef British Commons   Who
Never Speak.
Most members of the British Parliament think it incumbent upon them
to do a little talking in the House,
if it be only to almost empty benches,
in order that their constituents may
have the pleasure of reading their
weighty utterances in the local paper.
But, although Parliament is often
taxed with loquacity, yet there are
members in the present House who
have done their duty faithfully by
their constituents, but have never
opened their lips to say a single word.
It is more than probable that they
: have been quite as efficient representatives of their constituents as the
member who is always trying to catch
the Speaker's eye, and it is possible
that the business of the country would
be expedited if there were more ol
these silent members.
Some Parliamentary families are,
indeed, noted for their ailence. Probably no family has had more of its
representatives in Parliament than
the Tollemaches of Cheshire. But
they have never been talkers. Indeed, there died not long ago one ol
them who has sat for over thirty
years in Parliament and had been
known to raise his voice only once
in debate during the whole of thut
-The M.P. who was actually known
aB "The Silent Member" was Mr. W.
Bramston Beach, who was for some
time "Father oi the House," and
who sat for an agricultural division
in the southwest oi England. He
was in Parliament ior forty-six years,
and during the whole of that time
.was only known to speak on six occasions. He was not, however, a
taciturn man, but he was often heard
to declare that too much time was
wasted in the House by talk, and he
was determined not to add to the
hulk of it.
The present Father of the House,
Sir John Kennaway, a typical English gentleman oi the Sir Roger de
Coverley pattern, ia another silent
member. Certainly he has made
spcecheB in the House, but when he
rises he is listened to with the respect which he deserves, but although
he has been in Parliament for iorty
years it may be pretty saiely said
thot his speeches combined would
not make a very large pamphlet.
Nevertheless, few members have done
their duty by their constituents in a
more conscientious, loyal, and wise
manner than Sir John Kennaway.
It would almost appear as if one
chance oi becomini* Father of the
Commons was dependent upon exer-
•cising a vory wise discretion with regard to speech, for Sir Charles Bur-
rell, who was "Father" at a period
preceding Mr. Beach, and who held
a seat in the House for over sixty
years, was distinguished by the eloquence oi his silence. It is a remarkable lact that Sir Charles never dared
to riso and address the House except
once in al! those sixty years. The
exciting, imiiortant, aud attractive
subject which induced this reticent
M.P. to brenk hia "duck" was the
introduction bf a bill providing that
housemaids »h< aid not bo compelled
by their employers to clean windows
Irom the outside.
But ever Sir Charles' great ient of
silence has been beaten, for General
Forester, who represented thj notable
constituency of Much Wrnlock for
nearly fifty years, never jnee allowed himself the luxury ri speech in
Parliament! It is said that all sorts
of devices and plots were started, both
by his admirers and detractors in
order to induce or coJipel him to address the House at 1 jast once, but all
these plots signally iuiled.
"Bob's" Defeat In India.
It is not generally known that
nil through his military career Lord
Kob its, who has just celebrated his
seventy-seventh birthday, has been
one of the finest riders in the army.
In his younger days he was nicknamed "Jehu," "because he rideth furiously," and his prowess in the saddle has repeatedly astonished the fit—
ti.'st and hardest equestrians in the
kingdom. Apropos of Lord Robert's
fondness Ior children we recall a curious adventure he met with one day
in India. Wliile visiting one of the
native bazaars a pretty littio child,
the two-year-old daughter of the shopkeeper, ran into tho shop. Tho temptation proved too much for "Bobs,"
nnd he caught the little one in his
arms nnd pretended to carry her off.
The child's mother, thinking he was
kidnapping her baby in earnest, rushed upon him with the impetus of a
tigress's leap. She snatched the ter.
rifled child from him, and, inveighing him in her native tongue, drove
the astonished hero of a hundred
fights out of doors. "That day," says
Lord Ri borts when he tells the story.
"1 was defeated in India I"
Hew He Fooled 'Em
Frank Nelson, former state superintendent of pub'ic instruction of Kansas and "Cap" Gibson, the veteran
record clerk in Auditor Nation's office, are great friends. Nelson is now
president of a Minnesota college.
When Nelson was still in the state-
house, he and Gibson had a talk one
day about teaching school. "I was
orce a school teacher," volunteered
"Is that so?" asked Nelson. "How
"Yes, I fooled 'em thirteen years,"
replied "Can."
" 'How was that?" asked Nelson.
"Oh," said Cap, "I ouit when teachers had to qualify"—Kansas City
Not Bright to Him
Don't get down in the mouth, old
mnn," snid the optimist, "look on the
brierht side of things."
• "That's all very well," mournfully
renliid (he sufferer, "hut what is the
bright side of a gumboil?"
She—"I have jitBt discovered that
the diamonds in the diadem you gave
me last year nre false."
He—"Why. then the'y just suit your
golden hair."—Meggendorfer Blaetter.
"Effle," said Margie, who wsa laboriously spelling words from a first
reader, "how can I tell which is a 'd'
and which is a 'b'?"
"Why," replied Effle, wisely, "the
'A' has its tummy'on its back."—Tit-
' Mother—"Were you good at the
Mother—"You didn't ask twice for
anything at the table?"
Six-year-old—"No, I didn't. I asked
once and they didn't hear me, so 1
helped myself."
Mistress—"Now, remember, Bridget,
the JonscB are coming to dinner tonight."
Cook—"Leave it to me, mum. I'll
do my worst! They'll never trouble
you again."
Doctor (to his cook, who is juBt
leaving)—Well, Mina, I om sorry, but
I can only give yon a very indifferent
chnracter"—Well, sir, never mind.
Just write it like you do your prescriptions."
a _____^_—
Tomm"y (during a temporary lull in
the conversation)—"I say, ma, isn't it
a pity you haven't trot the toothache
instead of poor Jane?"
Ma—"Gracious me; why dear?"
Tommy—"Why, cos you enn tnke
yours out, and she can't."—The
r DODD'S ''>,
t/h PILLS 4
\.  BR.^eyMArilA*^-'*
W. N. U„ No. 770.
Unequal Housing.
In England and Wales we find that
the 20,000,000 acres of possible housing
land is utilized by the 32,600,000 of
population as follows: Seven and a
half million people are spread over
19,900,000 acres, 12,000,000 people take
up 162,000 acres, and the remaining
13,000,000 live on 48,000 acres. The
one-roomed dwelling is bad, an excessive numbir ol families to the acre is
bad, the absence of playing sites and
brenthing-sptc■« is bad; but when all
these evils exist together, as so often
happens, tile struggle is awful.
Well-K'-own on the Wolds.
Willinm Moor*, a postman, who
died roc 'nt y ot Hovingham, near
Mi'.lton, England, is said to have
walked 220,000 miles during the Iorty ho wr.? in the service of the
postofi'ce department at Malton. Only
once did he fail to make his long daily
journey across the Wolds with his letters. That was in the-great storm of
February, 1800, when the snowdrifts
were twenty leet deep.
He—"Have you    anv   reason    for
doubting whnt T say?"
Fhe—"V.-.a, 1 have."
Ht—"What is it?"
She—"I don't believe you."
To Ail Women: I will send free,
with lull instructions, my home treatment which positively cures Leucor-
rhoea, Ulceration, Displacements,
Falling of the Womb, Painful or Irregular Periods, Uterine and Ovarian
Tumors or Growths, also Hot Flushes,
Nervousness, Melancholy, Pains in
the Head, Bock or Bowels, Kidney
and Bladder Troubles, where caused
by weakness peculiar to our sex.
You can continue treatment at home
at a cost of only about 12 cents a
week. My book, "Woman's Own Medical Adviser," also sent free on request. Write to-day. Address, Mrs.
M. Summers, Box H. 77, Windsor,
"Ynu can't get something for no
"Ho? Ask some of the mining Block
The Canadian Pacific Railway are
running their Annual Excursions from
Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Albertn
to Eastern Canada, and with the
Touring Sleeping Cars, now run on all
through trains, enables passengers
from Western Canada to travel East
with comfort, and nt a minimum cost.
By taking the "All Canadian Route"
(C.P.R.) passengers have very few
changes of cars, no tedious transfers
across crowded cities and no examination or bonding ol baggage.
Hands Covered with
"For three weeks I actually
had to be fed Ilk* ona feed* a
baby, bocaiu* my hand* aad
arms were ao covered with
eczema that they had to ba
bound up all tha time."
So wyaMiaa V. McSorley, 75 Gore
Street, Sault Ste. Marie, and addet
"From finger tips to elbowa the disease spread, my finger nails came off
and my flesh was one law mass, The
itching and tha pain were almost excruciating. Ihadthreemontheofthie
torture and at one time amputation
waa diaeuaeed.
"Zam-Buk alone saved my hands
and arme. I persevered with it, and
to-day I am cured completely of every
trace of tha dreaded eczema. I fervently hop* surlerere may leant of ths
miracle Zam-Buk baa worked iu uy
Zam-Buk is without equal for
eczema, ringworm, ulcata, aMcsesee,
piles, cracked hands, cold lores,
enapped places, and all akin injuries
and diaeaaea. Dnigviste and eti res
at SO cents a box, or post free from
Zam-Buk Co., Toronto, for price.
dust Like Her
The average woman is not satisfied
to do as she nleases unless she can
make other people do aB she pleases.
•New York Times.
When a man's wife will let him hava
a latch-key it's a sign he will pretend
down town he's the master oi his own
The Flavor and Strength
Are preserved by the use ol
sealed Lead Packets
Ask your grocer for a package
Do you trap or bny
i Fum? Iain .:_m«d»ri
1 Urgent dealer. I par
highest prices. You"
I ■■■■■■ -shipment* solicited.
I -iU I I ^asW I pay and ei-
.      ^^ ■ " ^^
Srompttv.   Alio lamest dealer in Beefhides,
hs_piklns,etc. Quotations and shipping tags
senwree. f f
Mr. Crabshaw—People who quarrel
in u low tone ulwuys Bay the meuncst
Mrs. Crabshaw—My, dreadful, iBn't
it! Thut woman in the next flat does
that; I can never henr a word she
says—New York Tribune.
Mlnard's Liniment relieves Neuralgia.
Hushnnd, who fell asleep while receiving a Caudle lecture, hears the
morning alarm clock. "Oh, for goodness sitke, Maria, shut up!"—Boston
A Cure for Rheumatism.—A painful
and persistent form of rheumatism is
caused by impurities in thc blood, the
result of defective action of the liver
and kidneys. Thc blood becomes
tainted by the introduction ol uric
acid, which causes much pain in thc
tissues and in the joints. Parmelee's
Vegetable Pills are known to have effected mnny remarkable cures, anil
I their use is strongly recommended. A
trial of them will convinco anyone of
their value.
Kndoried by tbe Budler, toumeje-"!
"ttaieuce 8lrBu|i,'r"«eelt*B.''
supplied la Bridal) Millers hi Sout* Africa.
Far all Threat umt »'.»•* TraaMm, Vlaarlaf,
Laeafe, AbMieeaaa, Ole* Saras, Plaore. Palate,
aula Diaeaaea, Keeaaae, riaaplee, stiff J« ate,
Rhaanatlam, Lamkafe, Sprains, Hralsea,
file., <*■!», tore real aaa l>reet Bum.
toidbyBnesgMaVtM. (MM.
Why Actors Wear Long Hair.
Marshall Hall,,K.C, nt the Inst dinner nl the Playgoers' Club in London,
referred to an early statute uader
which [■/'tors found wandering were li.
able to be branded through the right
ttui, anu suld that Unit was the reason so many members ol the theatrical profession still wore their hair
long. Thoy wanted to conceal thai
particular    decoration.
Alter a visit to a famous entomologist, whose wonderful microscopes
have proved that there ia nlways
some living being to hn found preying
on the Inst of the minutest creature
last seen, an English writer turned to
him nnd Raid:
"I came hern, believing myself,
nn individual;   I leave knowi
self to  ho a community."-
"Black Knight" Stove
Polish waa made for women
—made to save them work,
worry and weariness.
"Black Knight" is the
eeey-to-shine Stove relish.
Just a few light rube, with
cloth or brush, brings a
brilliantly black polish that
It's ready to use —no
mixing—no soiling hands-
no dirty work—and cheaper
than any other because it
goes farther and you get a
bigger cau for ioc.
Orl "Ulack Kalshl" al your
liakr'a—or sead inc. for a laige
Mn free poatpald.
i r. I. MUIT C*. tOOTD,
These arc thc melanchol
the old problem recurB
rubbers this winter or le;
wet? jFTyr.'i-Bswc-v rgr^^y-qrak-j. r.
"In and Around Town
II. M. McOuin
Que., iu here.
Tiie C. P. R. haa closed the camp
up the Elk for the winter.
A. Weigart (Dutch Charley) was
down this week from Elk Prairie.'
Frank Harmer is going to work
with hia I earn for Strong & Forester
in their camp.
The Miner's Union is figuring on
a hall and store. Tho vote for the
'same takes place ori fhe 39th.'
J. S. Thompson, of the Groat
Northern railway, will act as customs
broker at this port of entry.
The Custoitu House is opening in
,the Great. Northern station with" G.
Ellis, of Fernie, as eollecto**.
There will be a shooting match
for chickens at the fiock Cut on
Christmas morning, beginning ut
ten o'clock.
Bill Esinine will be down from
his traps on Christmas, on his way
to Pittsburg, where he is going ivith
R. M. Narboe.
Fred \V. Swain, of praubrook,
the flrst J. P. in Michel, is visiting
his old friend Chris. Maurer at the
Kootenay this week.
W. E. Bullock, of Bremerton, a
former resident here, dropped off
the other day on his way to Quobec.
He will stop off again on hjsretui'n.
The winners in the raffle, hold in
the Kootenay hotel on Dec. 20th,
are: 1st, No. 320, Qorbin \0. Cpm-
;iie; 2nd. No. 127, Jenkoiisons,
Provincial nonstable Morris has
inspected the milk ranches of A. C.
Murray and- Win. Weaver, and
found eyerying in first-class sanitary
Master Walter and Marie Beatty
are home from Western panada
College and the Convent, palgary,
to spend tho Xmas holidays with
their parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. E.
Presents from the Christmas Tree
will be given out between one aiid
six. All children holding tickets
must he there in person in order to
receive their presents, The distribution takes place in'Craliaii'sIIall.
The Triles Wood Co. announces
that on New Year's morning from
10 to 11 they will he pleased to sop
every boy and girl in Mioljel at
iheii* store, and will present each
with a package of candy, nuts and
E. Estabrook has Ipft for the
■joust, en route fqr Alaska. He will
look over the hunting grounds there
for big game and if not satisfactory
will endeavour to turn tl).. tide of
big game hunters into our liioiin-
On Sunday last Willie White-
house made his first appearance in
public ut Michel Methodist Church,
jlis playing un the violin vas much
appreciated by tho whole congregation and rello.'.to I great pyodit on his
teacher, J. Bauer.
The Provincial government has at
last decided to strictly enforce the
Fir* Kscitpo Act, .which cull* for
(ire escapes on all public buildings,
hotels, etc., over two stories, and
all public buildings to havo floors
opening outwards. A. J. MJjCool,
uf the Great Northern hotel is one
of the first to comply with tbo above
ict, already having men nt work.
English Church Service
There will lie Holy Comunion on
'Ihristtnas day in Ihe school room,
New Michel, at 18 a. ni. . A. B. N.
Orowihor, cilrate in charge,
Bengough's Speil
People who missed Bimgough'H, on Monday night-,
missed Homothing that if they only
knew how good it was will always
regret their absence. His local cartoons alone were well worth the
price of admission, whilo his el. meter sketches worn just . 80 iin^J
thrown in. Tho editor hue had I
pleasure of being acquainted wil
J. W. for the past 3r) yeurs anil nj
numerous occasions has wii
liis handicraft and art; and
decided chango from the
toifleet.again ono of tho
boys that ever came out of,
This Spells Prosperity
The'output from the mines here
is steadily increasing; Last July
the number of men employed was
.700, today the number exceeds
1,000. The pdal conipany ii starting up abqut 100 more ovens'. Only
about ond-'third of tbe ovens here
have been in operation all Suinmei*,
and from what wp can learn, every
oven'will shortly be'in Commission.
While nbt'iiotding a brief from 'fhe
coal company, we may he pardoned
if we eSpres's the 'hope", that this
start in the right direction is permanent. 'The men have had their
own'troubles, and we'are glad tb
note that the prospects for the
future look tso good. Nowhere
along the line can be found moi'e
favorable aspects than confront both
tiie employer" and employee tliaii at
Michel, and as time goes on tnqse
tOffirt that think they are it will; hi*
taking off their hats to the people
of this section of thb Pass.
Clark's Show
Shows may come i*.nd shows may
go," but Clark's goes on—licit forever,
we hope not, for Chirk and his 'estimable wife deserve, a rest epme*
time, and when that time omn.e"s
wo look to meet them both in that
home wliere'St. Peter is the entertainer, and he knows enough to issue free passes to tho press. "Next
Tuesday Clark piifs on' an entire
change of programme. Victoria
Powell will sing and dance and the
tvhole performance will be in keeping with the festive season. Turn
out, and take our word for it,
you'll enjoy yourselves^
From the Corner Dt?sk
Early in the lull the Indians prophesied
an open winter and up to now it certainly seems us though the prediction' was
coining true. For the last few weeks we
have hud i'' weather and' there seems
every prospect ol a continuation,'    '«
Whilst Old Michel must necessarily remain connected with the coal, there ii
every opportunity for New Michel to set
up; in uii entirely dill'crcnt line of busiue<.
With pino clad 'mountains all around, a
splendid natural drainage, abundant
pure wator, magnificent scenery, and last
hut not lease, a'jtood train ,-eniro, there
is no reason at all why our towti should
iiot take its place in ' the front rank ol
Canadian lio_lt.ii' retorts." II une prominent doctor would kindly Hole the above
points the trick would he done.
Now, Mr. C. P. H., give tlio Kicking
Horrio'a rest and' let the Crow huve a
turn. -
Thoro uredilliri in "Hailthorioi"—
dollars and dollars and dollars !
Don't forget the sulphur springs, too!
Bengough gave au A. 1. eiitertaiiime*'1
'w'liicn should have been hotter patron fed.
You missed a real clover show, ljoy..
Theie was talent, willi a big T, oispla_. uii
—a top notch, brainy performance,
A Chrietuias toast: "Here's to Hit*
dusty diamonds, May we dig tlionaaud-
of tuns and make thousands of dollars."
A hitler memory of 1909—The Coalman
coalmen wete goalmeu. Allis!a poor
Michel! How we do miss that cup from
Tom Crahan's bar!
For she is the Bell.' el Michel,
And oh I how we all adore her.
Dainty and nice,
Like sugar und spice,
But when we glance,
Just as cool as ice,
Oh 1 Khe iB a lovely girl
Who sols all our brains in a whirl,
Although she is tho Bell of Michel,
Her inline isn't Laura.
To canvassers lor now saloons: There's
nothing like a satnplo to convince folks.
Mine's a "port and ginger."
It wottldd't bo a bad idea for the Editor
to sculler a few pans and a gallon of ink
around tltc town. Then, pc'lmps, sotne
follow would find Umt he had un opinion
ahout something and send it along lor
another fellow to contradict.
S. R, J.
A Big Contract
Weber yesterday delivered the
toys and other goods purchased by
the Michel Miner's Union for Xmas,
presents'for1 tlre'children of Old and
New Michel, consisting in ali, pres-J
ents and candies,'of 1162 packages,
and it took'five di-ay loads'to haul
it. This'is, without a doubt, the,
largest contract of this kind ever
handled' by any merchant in
the west. The "idea is unique
in itself and is a very commendable
custom so generously carried out by
the lot*al"uliioii:""'. "
Tenders for Freighting Supplies for
'"'    the" VuRon telegraph Like
rp*.IK time for rpcolvlim tenil.irs for tho fioteht-
+ tut* of sui-phiis (or thii Yukon TelGgrniih Line
In tlio. i-oiu-do ol tile aetiHouiol 11)10, 1,111 nnd
I'.il'J. isliel-nby oxu-iiilcil to '1'nesdiiy, IVInniuy
IB, I'.HO.  Tenders tire to bo soiilcri . aniiorsed
Tender I6r P. l-kln« Siluullos,' ' and Hdilici-cd
Forms ol lender lind spcrlllention ra'jy be Ob.
tiiiiinl HlKt lorni ol cnnln ct soon on jdpllctltlon
to Mr J.T. Thelnti. Superintendent ol Govern.
ment Telegraphs, Viou-ouvor. H. C„ Mr, Win.
Hendei-siin. District Superintendent Oovor ret
Tc-lom-ephs, Victoria, B.C..unci Irom the Gov
eminent Toli'jrrnph Agents ut Ashcroft. It. o„
Qiiosiiello, 11. C, Enzleloil. B. ft nnd Ma-rauli
Creek, 11..C.       '
I'orsons tendering rre notified Hint tenders
will ndt be oonsidei-ed unless mtiilo on tin'
lirlntoil lornissupiilli'd. and signed wlih their
ictualsiKii.iliiros, w.trt their occupations ami
liliioes' oi res rtences. In the case-ot films, the
i.etiuil Hlffiltlturo, the nntiiro of tbo occtipution
and ph-cool residuum ol eacb member oi the,
firm must be given.
KBChtdnde*'must bo accompanied by an accepted, cbeqtto on a chartered bank, yuyrblo to
the ordnrpl the Honorable the Minister ol I'nlj.
lie Wor(ts. oiiufl'l lo ten por cent UOp.c.) ol the
amount ill tbo lender lor-ono year's pri-klny,
whloli will be iorlfiitod If the person tonniriiiK
decline to enter Inlo a contra ot wliou called upon
lo do so, or Inil to completo the work cnntn-cied
for. li tbe tender be uot accepted Uio choline
Will be relumed. ...
.The'Dcpiirtniont doos not bind Itself to accept the lowest or any tender.
By ordor.
■*"      NltrOLEOt* TBSS1ER,
''-        Sccrotary.
Department ol Public Works.
"'   '    .   .   Ottawa,December, 16,1300.
Notk.—Provision Is boiriir niudo by the Gov.
oriliiiotif to tho exieiit ol $j;raju. ior general re.
pairs, renown 1 ol bnoges, ive., along tho trail be.
tivoeu tliizietonaud Moth Ci bin, next sciisun.
Qm Cent a Word
Advertisements such aa For Sale, To Let, Lost
Fo no W>ihted' etc,."Inserted at the unitorm
rate of One Cent a Word Kuch Insertion
*r   lo F.fld. Poimiliue. Now A[:cti_l,
u  J. SciKie. New Micliui.
liUStNESS Cnnls. Fln.Mt work in the l\in
1 * Any si/,o tiiid nny color ink yqu dwire. I'm
ied«i the Heportor olllcii.   *    '
PQR ^Ltf
1 your imsb iid or ben yoiiiiK Jimii drop tin
:OM)*'A M;iKV nnd buy u ootnhtimllnii s>-
'(iniiiinimr Kftfttw, Arm lltiwls hiu) (inrtors i
1.1inW boxes.   Uii'il lift t'l-i.-icd 111 over.
\ SRCTION OF LAND u\M nere,> Lots 4182 mu
*Y 41:0. hitiintfiltibntit four ijitlo, up Elk Hlvi*
irom M!ch>l I'n'itrln (lood nbll nitd'nbntti oi
we.icrn Imnk of rivor.    For fu* titer pHrticulm
PPly ' I.." ItE 1'OUTEU QI'KICI.,
Business  Bringers
Rtadlns Notices Inserted under thfs Heedini
at the .at. of Ten Cents'*. Une, each fnHei
tion.   No adi Inserted amongst Locals.
JMOKE Crow's Neat Speclnl and Extra.   Unln
^ Miitln OI«nr_.
■JHIPPINQTiifffi, prltitw] to order, good tongl
y .look, lit tli. ItOportur ollice.
IpNVELOpRS.  Aiiyfinniitltv. (rood stock, wol
1J prmii'il. tit tho Uoporter nlllcc.
STATEMENTS. Printed nnd   pndded  as  yo<
y wnnt th .in. at tho Reporter otllc..
T F.TTEU Hend'.. Plain or Fancy. Any colo
1J Ink. Printed uh yon llko them at Uio Ropoi
lor ollice.
DUINTINO Ink. Wecandec-i.-atoyoiirprliitlnj
1 jnlii with any color on-tlm-rie of tho liiifiit tnk
In tho world. For fine wilor work .end yom
order to the Reporter.
Ls. JENNINGS Proprietor
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