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NO" 27
On the Brink of Prosperity, New Michel enters
upon a Greater Career—Watch it Grow   t  .
' A load has been lifted throughout the Pass.
For months, rumors of the possibility and probability of
u strike have been current, and business has been sadly curtailed in consequence.
So confident'were some mihers that trouble was inevi-
table, that they sold their property and left the camp, but
those who stayed, showed by their actions, their confidence
in the executive officers of their Union, and their belief that
the Coal company officials would give them a square deal.
The vote on Monday, plainly showed that their confidence was not misplaced, and now, with the agreement signed for another two years, business will pick up; and the output from the mines will be largely increased.
What influence the new board may have had in
solution of the difficulties surrounding the settlem'ent,
unknown, but it augurs well for the miners that the
agreement negotiated between the new manager and
Union was so amicably adjusted.
And now for that period of push and enterprise we are
all looking for. Confidence has been restored and with it
comes the development of New Michel. Building operations
which noticeably lagged are again in full swing and the merry music of the hammer, the saw and the' plant! are livening
up the ozone. It won't be long now till New Michel takes
her place as the leading City in the Pass.   Speed the day
St. Paul's Michel
Holy week and Easter. There
will be evening prayer tin Good Friday, April 9, at 7 p. m., on Easter
day, April 11, there will be Holy
Communion at 11 a. m., evensong
at 7.30. After evensong on Easter
day there will be the annual parishioners meeting to elect church officers, receive accounts and discuss
church affairs. | Every male parishioner of 18 years or over js heartily
invited to be present and vote! The
curate in charge is fitting up the
two rooms at the back of the church
as living rooms, now that the warm
weather has come. The church has
now been built four years and it has
occurred to some of the congregation that it would bo the better for
a coat of paint. We hope that this
.idea will take root and bear fruit in
Elect  Officers
At the directors' meeting of the
1 Crow's Nest Pass Coal Co.,,held at
'l Toronto on Tuesday the following
officers were elected: Elian Rogers,
president and. treasurer) E; C.
Wliitney, vice-president; R. M.
.Young, secretary; The other.four
directors are Col. W; P. ploughj
W. H. Robinson; J. P. Graves; H.
B. McGivern. J. D. Hurd of Ferine is the general manager, an,d G.
G. S. Lindsay, the late" president is
retained as solicitor.
Elias Rogers said "there will bii
po change in the personnel of the
company; We have more markets
than we can supply and we are going-to put the mines in a position
to supply them.
To Friends of Peace
(Toronto   Sun!)
The same influences that dragged
GreUt Britain and Cariada into the
South African war ar8 ndw aotively
at work in an effort to plunge both
into the hofrofs which a war with
Germany would involve.
In Great Britain three classes of
men are working in this evil cause
Those, who deBire to share in the
profits that flow from war expenditures; those who are seeking to di1
vert the public mind from internal
reforms that would interfere with
selfish class interests; professional
soldiers and sailors who long for the
glory and reward of battle!
The influences at work in Canada
are those who wisli to see this coun
try divorced from her, place on this
continent, diverted from the paths
of industry and peace, and made a
recruiting ground for armies to be
wasted in old world quarrels.
A crisis is approaching with light
ning speed. ^ few, weeks may settle the course of events for good or
ill, and not fprio-day, but for gen
(rations to corjpX, .friends of, peace
should at once make,their influence
felt in favor qf peace. By so doing
they, will helpfriends of the same
cause in the old .land tp prevent the
mother1 country from being dragged
into a causeless war, and Canada
from being placed in a position
Which will entail untold calamities
not only on the people of to-day
but on our children's children.
Don't buy an English made Kodak
from us until you have examined and thoroughly
tested it, and satisfied yourself that it is as good as
any Canadian or American make,
A pro*f of their genuinfess ia
They are nsod by the Royal Family.
If you cahnbt procure English supplies forv our Cameras in
some towns, you may be able to get Eastman's supplies—which will answer the purpose.
Somerton Bros.
REPA1RJ     -
New Michel
41  Meat market Ltd 41
Hlgh-cia^s Butchers
: .;   .     ■'.]'..:■;    New Michel
All iiteac{r:3.b.'|rilled---PrimeBeef, Pork, and Mutton
Dairy Btitibr.    Mild-cured Hams and Bacon—Fish
in Season    ,;■ .
The Store Where They Sehd What You  Order
Hotel Michel
T. Crahan,     =■    : Proprietor
The Largest, Most Modern
and Best Equipped in the Pass,
Michel, * British Columbia
If it isn't an Eajtman it isn't a Kodak
Don't be misled in choosing a Camera
Buy an Eastman
"because .
1. They are universally recognised as the best Carri'eraa sold to-day;
2. Supplies can be obtained for them in any  town,   something  that
cannot be said of other rxlakes. *
3. A larger assortment from which to make your selection.
■4. | So simple they can be operated by & child. '
5. One price throughout Canada and the United States-,
6. A Canadian manufactured article.
, As proof of these statements, there are rhore  Eastman's  Cameras
sol'd th'in trie1 combined number of Other makes.
Sole Agent for Eastman's Cameras' and Photographic Supplies
Imperial Bank of Canada
Head Office! TORONTO
Capital Authorized $10;000,000;
Capital Paid up $6,000,000. Best $5;000;0D0
Savings Bank Departments
Interest allowed oh Deposits at Current Rate'
from Date of Deposit.
Drafts, Money Orders and Letters of-Credit issuedj available
in any part of thS World:,
MICHEL BRANCH, »   ' T. B. BARER, Manaokh.
Great Northern
Culil<-e Unsurpassed
Bar Staokctf with th« Finest
Atten4a.no*  Un»xc«lled
McCool & Moore,   :'.   Proprietors
New Michel, B. C.
Laurenson & Douglas      -      *
Everything First-Class and Comfortable
Nothing but white labor employed
=>      Proprietors
Two Years Agreement Signed Between the
N. P. Coal Co., and the U. M. W. of A.
2     Delivjeri
tho Belt In the World.   Simple, Strong, Slldnt, Speedy
Sold on easy payments.    If you want a Machine, drop aline
to J. P. HOULAHAN, Agent, FERNIE, B. C.
(From Tho District Letter, Special Edition.)
The agreement is settled—-as far as Fernie ahd Michel
are concerned—and peace and harmony once more reign.
This will be the most welcome news- that merchants and
citizens generally have heard for some time. The .vote was
taken at Michel, Carbonado and Fernie on Monday, and the
result was as follows:
For        Against        Majority
Fernie ... 364   '.   195    '    169
Michel ... 459        288 171
Carbonado .2 66 x64
825    ..  549   :
Majority for 286.   —x Carbonado majority against.
The result is very satisfactory as it settles the matter  finally for two more years at least, and that-will mean a lot td
the Fernie people, especially in view of the terrible setback ,
they all received last August.
Some of the Alterations Made The most noticeable alterations in the" new agreement are as follows: The general
conditions at Michel have been altered,, which * will meari
much to thei men, as the new Conditions wilj enable them td
make more money at their jobs;
In Ferine the timber question has been altered; and id
future all timbers will be delivered at the face.
TJhe1 pay-day arrangement has been altered also. In future when the 15th of the month falls on a Sunday; the mert
will receive their pay oh the 14th, which will be Saturday,
instead of having to wait until the following Saturday as in
the past,. This of course is only a minor ehahge' as the incident only occurs about twice in a>year.
The handling of coal in chutes Which has been a source
of grievance in.the past, will hereafter be done by the company, .which will mean much to the miners:
The backhand question at Michel will be decided on by
ci ballot vote, and the company k willing td abide by the
men's decision.
The agreement generally as outlined above arid below,
has been amended to suit the prevailing conditions' as seen
from time to time by the company and th$ miners^ officials.
Chcckweighmen Changes In regard to the cheekweigh
man, the company agrees tp hand over the amounts deducted, to the local secretary! In the old agreements the company held thfi money that Was deducted frbrhthe men.  :
The dockage clause has been altered: , The old clause
called for a dockage of 28 pounds per car,' whether containing rock or not. The new clause calls for a scale On dock-
ago wjrichhas proved satisfactory wherever tried.. .
tli&riges tn Holidays The holidays have been altered so
the Monday holiday after pay-day will be done away with,
and the following will be the holidays;— New Year's Day,
May 22nd at Fernie only, Dominion Day, Thanksgiving
Day, May 1, Victoria Day, Labor Day, District and International Election Day, Christmas Day.
Another Change The tool sharpening clause has been altered to read .as follows: All miners mining coal, shall pay to
the company 50 cents per month for tool, sharpening, unless
when on make up. The timbering clause has been augmented by the following: Room timbers shall not be over 8 inches in diameter.
All timbers used to be paid at the rate of $1, how the
levels, inclines and slope timbers shall not be over 12 inches
(Continued on bm.-U pu;;e)
P.  BURNS &, CO., Ltd
New Michel, B. C
FVesh and Smoked Meats
Lard, Hams, Bacon and Eggs.   Give
us a Trial, We Guarantee Satisfaction
OUR MOTTO—Always the Cheapest and Best
Reporter Ads
Bring Much Business    -
To The Advertiser* THE    REPORTER.    MICHEL.    BRITISH    COLUMBIA.
GRIP IS PREVA-1 tamous users of tobacco.
LENT    AGAIN.    A'
prompt remedy is what
every one is looking for.'
The efficiency of Peru-
nais so well known that'
its value as a grip remedy need not be questioned.     The   grip
yields more quickly if
taken in hand promptly.    If you feel grippy
get a bottle of Peruna
at once. Delay is almost
certain  to aggravate(
your case.
For a free illustrated booklet entitled "The Truth About Peruna," address The Peruna Co., Columbus,
Ohio.   Mailed postpaid.
A New Northern Fruit.
The list of fruits that can be Grown
in the Prairie Provinces is gradually
being increased. One of the latest
things to attract attention is the Hippophae berry. This plant is a native
of Lapland and other parts of northern Europe, It has been grown as
an ornamental shrub for some time,
but only recently has attractod attention as an edible fruit. Prof. Hansen,
who was sent to Siberia and other cold
climates by the U. 8. Government to
secure new plants for the northwestern states, first introduced the plant
to the northwest of the United States.
The honor of introducing it into the
Canadian West belongs to the Buchanan Nursery Co., of Winnipeg. Mr.
V. W. Buchanan, who for years has
devoted a large portion of his time
to the testing and studying of plants
likely to prove of value here, got hold
of the Hippophae berry some years
rgo and has given it a thorough test
r-t the nurseries at St. Charles, near
Winnipeg. The test has proved that
so far as hardiness is Concerned, tho
Hippophae berry is entirely at home
in this climate. The plants have never shown a trace of winter damage in
any year. They combine extreme
hardiness with a prolific fruiting
habit. One of the curiosities at the
Provincial Horticultural exhibition
In Winnipeg last year was one of these
plants, bearing a prodigious quantity
of fruit.
Tho Hippophae is a strong growing
shrub, with small foliage of a silvery
green color, and yellow, minute flowers, succeeded liy bright orange colored fruit. The fruit is larger than the
currant and in easily picked. While
it might not be relished by every one,
to most people the fruit would be
considered highly palatable and pleasant. The shrub is dioecious in bloom,
some of the plants producing only
male blossoms and others only female
blossoms. It is therefore necessary to
plant a number of the shrubs in proximity. Owing to extreme hardiness
this plant promises to he of considerable value in the, Prairie Provinces.
It is also useful as an ornamental
shrub, and may be used for hedges
or screens with good effect.
"Wealth doesn't bring happiness,"
paid Uncle Eben, "but'it comes a
heap nearer doin' it dan bein' broke."
—Washington Star.
Mrs. Oldwed—Is your husband
holding his ownf
Mrs. Newpop—He was last night.
He was walking tho twins.—Chicago
"My youngest boy,3years
old, ww sick with fever
last June, and when he got
better the doctor prescribed
Scott's Emulsion, and he
liked it so well that he drank
it out of the bottle, and is
now just as plump and strong
as any child of his age anywhere ... two bottles fixed
him OK/'-MR. JOHN F.
TEDDER, Box 263, Teague-
Freestone Co, Texas.
is the greatest help for babies
and young children there is.
It just fits their need; it .just
suits their delicate, sensitive
natures; they thrive on it Just
a little does them so much
good and saves you so much
worry. You owe it to them
and yourself to make them as
Strong and healthy as possible.
Scott's Emulsion will help
you better than anything else;
but be sure to get Scott's.
It's the best, and there are so
many worthless imitations.
■t. Tedder bee latrt vrittra <u .not her lrtteretme*
kli biutbtfr-lB-law'f ehlMrftn. Lot iu tend rno hie
letter* lid other Inionutlcm om the eubjwrt. A
feat Oeid. mimtlonlna till. |wper, !■ rjfflclont.
12« Wellimtou St., W. Toraate
Authors Have Been  Inveterat: Users
of the Fragrant Weed.
From the very outsat, when Sir
Walter Raleigh introduced the weed
to the gifted men of hi3 own generation, it lias played an important part
in the world of letters. The poet
Spencer called it "divine tobacco,"
and smoking inspired his "Faerie
Queene." Bacon declared that tobacco "hath power to lighten the
body and shake off uneasiness." and
Isaac Newton elaborated his theory
of gravitation over countless pipes of
tobacco. Dear old Izaak Walton
smoked while he angled, and went to
the extreme of arguing that tobacco
made an excellent substitute lor
Bismarck was an inveterate smoker.
At Koniggratz, finding his supply of
cigars reduced to one, he carefully
saved it throughout the battle, looking forward to the hour of victory
when he could enjoy it. While looking over the field after the fight ho
came across a soldier lying wounded
and helpless. Having nothing in tho
way of refreshments about his person,
he placed his cigar between the
soldier's teeth and applied a match
to it. "You should have seen the
poor fellow's grateful smile," he
wrote. "I never enjoyed a cigar so
much as that one which I did not
Emerson was an incessant smoker.
and so was Carlyle, who described
tobacco aB "one of the divinest benefits that has ever come to the human
race." These two philosophers spent
many evenings smoking together.
Oliver Wendell Holmes worshipped
his pipe, and Darwin maintained
that nothing soothed him more after
a hard day's work than a cigarette.
Robert Louis Stevenson dictated his
delightful children's poetry with a
cigarette between his teeth. Alphonse
Daudet, "the French Dickens," said:
"In writing I have always found my
capacity for work diminish as tho
tobacco in my pipe burns lower and
lower." Our own Mark Twain is a
notorious smoker, being equally fond
of his pipe and his cigar.
Rudyard Kipling is an inveterate
smoker, and his own sentiments are
reflected in the concluding lines of
his "Betrothed":
"Light me another Cuba;
I hold to my first-sworn vows,
If Maggie will have no rival,
I'll have no Maggie for spouse."
Barrie's "My Lady Nicotine" is
considered the best book on the
philosophy of smoking, and is a lasting testimonial of that talented writer's love for the weed.
Pope Pins IX was a smoker and
Pope Leo XIII took snuff.
The names of prominent Americans who smoke would seem like a
complete list of American celebrities
—minus the present chief executive
of the nation; and Theodore jr., from
present indications, will consume
onough tobacco during his lifetime to
keep the family name square with
"My Lady Nicotine."—Carl Werner,
in The Bohemian Magazine for February. '
The Fool Bible.
In the famous library of Wolfen-
buttel, in Hesse, is an old German
Bible, which is greatly treasured; but
until recently it was not known why
it is so valued..
The mystery has now been solved
by the discover}- of papers relating to
it. It appears that in that passage
in Genesis where God tells Eve that
Adam shall be her master, and shall
rule over her, in place of the word
"Herr," which means "master,"
there appears the word "Narr," which
means "fool."
The documents say that the error
was caused by a quarrel between the
printer and his wife in the year 1580.
The wife was vengeful, and in the
silent watches of the night she entered the room where her husband had
been setting type, and maliciously
changed Herr into Narr.
After the book had been printed
the mistake was seen, and the printer
arrested, but his apprentice testified,
that he saw the wife steal into the
composing-room and alter the word.
Afterwards the woman was imprisoned for blasphemy. Orders were
given that all the copies of the edition should be destroyed. This was
done, with the exception of the one
copy now in the Wolfenbuttel library.
Mix two ounces ol Glycerine with
a half ounce of Virgin Oil of Pine,
compound  pure and  a half pint of
straight Whisky.    Shake   well,   an<l»
take in doses of a teaspoonful every}
four hours.    This mixture possesses-
the  healing,  healthful   properties, of;
the Pines, and will break a cold in j
twenty-four hours and cure any cough
that is curable.   In having this for-1
mula put up, be sure that your drug-!
gist uses the genuine   Virgin Oil of
Pine compound  pure,  prepared  and
guaranteed only by the Leach Chemical Co., Windsor, Ont.
Portland's Cigar Sandwiches.
In Portland they have actually invented the cigar sandwich. A man
who wants to buy n perfeoto on
Sunday just walks into a cigar store
and orders n perfoeto sandwich. He
gets two thick slices of bread with
his favorite between them. Then he
magnanimously gives back the bread.
—New York Tribune.
A bottle of Bioklo's Anti-Consumptive Syrup, taken according to. directions, will subdue a cough in a short
time. This assertion can be verified
by hundreds who have tried it and
are pleased to hear testimony to its
merits, so that all may know what a
splendid medicine it is. It costs you
only 25 cents to join the ranks of the
many who have been benefited by
its USD.
The willow is one of the most adaptable of plants. If a shoot is broken
off and stuck in the ground, it will
almost always take root and grow.
Miiiard's  Liniment Cures  Distemper.
Meeker—Just one year ago I led my
wife to  the altar
Bleeker—You did, eh?
Meeker—Yes, and there my leadership ended.
it: —"Shiloh's Cure will always
cure  my coughs  and  colds.
F.lder Matron—You sh6uldn't mind
the baby crying a little. It strengthens his lungs.
Younger Matron—Oh, no doubt; but
it weakens his father's religion so.
A medicine that will keep babies
and young children plump and good
natured, with a clear eye and rosy
skin is a blessing not only to the little ones but to mothers as well.
Baby's Own Tablets is.just such a
medicine. They cure all the minor
ailments of children and make them
cat well, sleep well and play well..
Thousands of mothers use the Tablets
and praise them. Mrs. Lorenzo Rose,
Lake Talon, Que., says:—"I cannot
say too much for Baby's Own Tablets.
I have proved their value in colic,
constipation and other childhood
troubles." Sold by medicine dealers
or by mail at 25 cents a box from The
Dr. Williams' Medicine Co., Brock-
ville, Ont.
First Girl—I don't believe in early
marriages. I don't intend to be married until I am over thirty.
Second Girl—And I don't intend to
be over thirty until I am married.
The Bowels Must Act Healthily.—
In most ailments tho first care of the
medical man is to see that the bowels
are open and fully performing their
functions. Parmelee's Vegetable Pills
are so compounded that certain ingredients in them act on the bowels
slowly and they are the very best medicine to produce healthy action of
the bowels. Indeed, there is no other
specific so serviceable in keeping the
digestive organs in healthful action.
Lady de Bathe and Her Hobbiei.
The announcement that Lady de
Bathe (Mrs. Langtry) has given up
her breeding stud—which does not
mean to say, however, that she is retiring from race track affairs-recalls
a story which the famous actress often tells. Some time ago she went in
for breeding light harness horses as
well as thoroughbreds, and it was her
great love for horses Which led someone to send her an old crippled pony.
"I know you are fond of horses, said
the donor, "and as I am too poor to
keep this one, and too fond of it to
soil it to anyone who might be cruel
to it, I am offering it to you." Next
to her passion for horses. Lady de
Bathe likes nothing better than to
indulge her hobby of fishing, and
when she can find time for a holiday
she more often than not retires to a
tiny cottage in Jersey, where, laying
aside all the trammels of conventionality, she garbs herself in the big bonnet, short skirt, and sabots of the
Jer.<cy fisherwomen, and goes deep-
sea fishing.
The Domestic Cat.
Experts have hold that the so-
called "cat" of the ancient Romans
and Greeks ("aijurus," the wavy tailed one) was not a cat at all, but a
kind of weasel. The mummified Egyptian animal, however, was a genuine
cat, even if certain peculiarities about
its teeth make it difficult to regard
it as a near relative of the modern
domestic puss. The exact origin of
the latter remains a puzzle. It appears first mysteriously i in the middle apes, when it. was decidedly rare
and highly prized throughout Europe,
though the wild cat still abounded
everywhere, and experts have not
been able to satisfy themselves that
the domestic cat and the wild one
are really the same.
Willie had tried by various means
to interest his father in converse-1
tion. |
I "Can't you see I'm trying to read?"
said the exasperated parent. "Now
don't bother me."
Willie was silent for almost a min-
lute.   Then, reflectively:
"Awful accident in the subway today."
Father looked up with interest.
"What's that?" ho asked. "What was
tho accident in the subway?"
"Why," replied Willie, edging toward the door, "a woman had her eye
on a seat and a man sat on it."—
Harper's Weekly.
"Being in a huny to get home from
the theatre a few days ago, I walked
to the corner of King Street," Mr.
George Alexnnder says. "An old cabman with his hansom was the first on
the rank, but I shook my head at him
and called a taxicab.
"As I approached it the hansom
cabby said:—'So, Mr. G. A., you've
no use for 'osses now, but you'll 'avn
to 'ave one to take you on the day
you're buried." I went home in that
, hansom after all."—Era Annual.
Dliver Cromwell at Home and Abroad
—Habeas Corpus Derivation.
A most amusing collection of English schoolboy "howlers" is published
by tlie "University Correspondent."
Some of the best are the following:
Switzerland is a very wonderful
place; you can often see the mountains touring among the clouds.
The chief lakes of England are
Cllswater, Derwentwuter, and Bays-
Habeas Corpus is what the people
used to say to the undertakers at
tho time of the Great Plague of London in 1666. It means "you may
have the body."
Vergil was a man who used to clean
up churches.
No one knows whether, where, how,
when, or why Homer was born.
Tho chief clause of Magna Charte
was that one which said that no one
was to be punished without his own
Tho Crusades were on account cf
the Turks. They had taken Constantinople and wore so cruel they would
not let traders use the Suez Canal.
Clive conducted the Indian Mutiny
and brought it to a successful con-,
Oliver Cromwell's home policy wa»
that of being a good, husband and a
kind, father; his foreign policy was to
walk abroad in a big slouch hat and
a very large red nose.
William the Conqueror was one of
our best authors; he wrote the Doomsday Book.
John Bright is famous for an incurable disease.
A hexameter has six feet, a taximeter has five.
An A>xandrine is a form of versa
so called because it was employed, by
Tennyson in his poem to Queen Alexandra.
Hexham is famous for the making
of hexameters.
An abstract noun is the name of
something which does not exist, such
as goodness.
Kingsloy was a great agriculturist
and wrote a hook on yeast.
Oliver Cromwell was the captain o)
an ironclad.
Queen Elizabe'li's face was thin
and pale, but she was a stout Protestant.
Communicant dolorem.—They share
a dollar.
Things which nre equal to other
things are equal to one another.
Q.—What do you know if (three
Rides of a trianele are equal? A.—
The other side must be equal also.
A thermometer is a short glass tuba
that regulates the weather.
An axiom is n tiling that is so visible that it is not necessary -to see it.
The Gord'an Knot, was untied by
Lord Kitchener when he took Khartoum and cleared up the tangle into
which we had got over General Gordon.
The Zenith is a nuadruped living in
the interior of Africa.
Chivalry ia when you feel cold.
One Kind of Friendship.
In the village where I live I was
in the habit of visiting two poor,
infirm old women, one inhabiting tne
single downstairs room, the other occupying the garret above her. Each
kept a jealous watch as to whether
I bestowed more tea or sixpences on
the other, and eaoh was sure to tell
me every ill trait she could hear of
the other. One day the old lady who
lived upstairs, thanking me effusively for my visit, said: "You're the
only lady ever comes near me, the
only friend I have. That one," pointing downwards, "has hapoa of
friends," adding hastily, lest I
should be too favorably impressed by
that circumstance, "and there's not
wan of them but hates her." I
thought to myself that such a description of friendship may sometimes
apply to higher circles than that of
my poor old friend.
A Missing Point
"Professor," said an acquaintance,
"you understand Latin, do you not?"
"Well," replied the professor, "I
may be said to have a fair knowledge
of Latin."
"I know everybody says you have.
I wish you would tell me what 'volix'
means. Nobody that I have asked
seems to have heard the word."
"If there is any such word as
'volix,' madam, of which I have sen-
oud doubts, I certainly do not know
what it means."
"You surprise me, professor. A man
of yonr attainments ought to know
that 'volix' means vol. ix."
The professor devoted a moment to
calling up his reserves and bringing
his light artillery into action.
"It ia no wonder, madam," he
said, "that I did not see the point of
yonr joke. You left the point out
of it."
Uses For Brown Coal.
"The Utilization   of  Brown  Coal"
was the subject of a paper read at «
meeting of the Society of Chemical
T'lHnstry, in Melbou-ne recently b}
Wykeham Bayly. The aathor strt"<'
that Victoria, more than any othei
state, was favored with valuable
brown coal, the deposits being praeti
cally beyond computation. In many
resrjocts the deposits were equal in
»" hie to those in Germany, which
ororfnees nearly 50,000,000 tons ol
brown coal annually. He had obtained ammonia sulphates.and other valuable products from the coal, and
found is exceptionally well adapted
for making producer gas. By reducing the watery contents 10 to 18 per
cent, and using hydraulic pressure,
they had made bricquettes, which
were superior in calorific value to
those manufactured in Germany. Ho
estimated that bricquettes could be
manufactured at- Morwell on a large
scale, and delivered in Melbourne at
13s. 6d. per ton. It was, however, for
producer gas purposes that the brown
goal in Victoria could be best utilised.
Teacher—Surely you are not going
ikating today, children! Do you know
where little boys go who skate on
The Littlest One-Sure! Dey goes to
He neares' pond. Where'd you s'pose
ley wear—up in de attic?—New York
Repeat it:—"Shiloh's Cure will
always cure my coughs and colds."
"Gee, but it's hot!" cried Mr. Sizzer, mopping his brow. "Where is
Tommy?" "Out flying his kite," said
Mrs. Sizzer. "Well, for goodness
sake, tell him to stop it!" roared
Sizzer. "The idea of using up what
little breeze there is on such nonsense."—Scottish American.
Minard's Liniment cures Qarget In
The bachelor girl looked down
| "You want to know why I never
married " she said. "Is this idle
curiosity, or do you mean business?"
"Business," replied tho pert young
mnn. "I ought to get a column of
copy out of this interview."—Philadelphia Ledger.
Thcv Cured His Neuralgia, Cramped
Muscles and Heart Disease From
Which He Had Suffered for Two
St. Paul de Metis, Alta. (Special).—
"Dodd's Kidney Pills have done for
me all that is claimed for them."
8o says Joseph Mncklin, a well known
farmer of this district. "I was ill
for over six years with Neuralgia,
Cramps in my muscles, Backache and
Heart Disease. I called on different
doctors but got no help. I heard
that Dodd's Kidney Pills-were meant
for just such cases as mine and
bought eight boxes of them. Now I
feel just like a new man. I recommend them to all as a sure cure for
Rheumatism and all troubles arising
from diseased KidneyB."
Thousands of farmers all over the
west relate similar experiences to that
given by Mr. Macklin. They find that
Dodd's Kidney Pills do just what is
claimed for them—cure all diseased
Kidneys and all diseases arising from
diseased Kidneys.
Whether the corn be of old or new
growth, it must yield to Holloway's
Corn Cure, the simplest and best cure
offered to the public.
- A few evenings ago a party of ladies
were discussing the virtues of their
husbands. "Mr. Singleton," said one
of them, alluding to her spouse,
"never drinks and never uses violent,
language — indeed, ho has no bad
habits." "Doesn't he smoke?" a
man asked. "Yes ; he likes a cigar
just after he has eaten a good meal.
But really, on an average, he doesn't
smoke more than once a month."—
Philadelphia Inquirer.
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fifth to the value of the foods used.
For twenty-three years prize-winning
farmers, stock, pig and poultry breed-. ... i
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Herbageum Booklet reports   testified
that Herbageum when regularly fed,      )
which it pays to do, is the best and
cheapest tonic and blood purifier on
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The Geese of Nieder-Morlen.
In the little Hessian village of
Nieder-Morlen, says the Strand Magazine, between Giessen and Frankfort,
a strange Bcene may be witnessed
every evening at 6.30. Some 2,000
geese, which have spent'the day on
the river bank below the village, at
a given signal from their leaden
make their way homeward with much
pomp and circumstance and raucous
noise. The strangest part of the proceeding is seen when they reach the
village street and, without any guidance or driving, waddle each into its
own yard for the night. Like so many
squads they break off in their dozens
from the main body, knowing instinctively their owners' door and
with solemn gait entering in as
though conscious of their own innate
W.   N.   U.   No.   729.
Gravestones as Desks.
A meeting of the heritors was to
have been held in a parish church
in Scotland the other week, but by
some mistake arrangement had not
been made to open the churoh doors.
The meeting was thorefore held in
the kirk-yard, the chairman, Mr.
Munro-FerguRon, M.P., utilizing a
gravestone as the chair, while another tombstone Bcrved as the clerk's
Writ* for Weekly Prloa Data.       Shipments Solicited. THE    REPORTER.    MICHEL.    BRITISH   COLUMBIA,
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a S A nation we understood little ot
l\ the potentialities of salads until
[ X comparatively few years ago.
Those of us who have passed
middle life recollect very well when the
heavier salads, such as chicken, lobster
arir-.l salmon, were the only dishes of the
tort we would have thought lit to offer
Stt a supper or a luncheon. When we
nad green salads like lettuce we served
them, as we did tomatoes or cucumbers,
Us a sort of side dish, and never gave
muoh thought to their value In the
With the adaptation of French cookery whi'.:h has taken place in the last
twenty years we have made a decided
ihange.and now on many tables we have
a variety of salads that would do credit
to a Parisian chef. Not only the heavy
salads such as I have mentioned, and
tomatoes with a score of different kinds
of stuffings and cheese salads, but we
have learned that few are the cooked
Vegetables which may not be made into
tin acceptable salad and that there are
m more gr^en things which are good with
a Frenoh dressing than we would ever
have dreamed of. The housekeeper who
has outdoors to draw upon need never
be at a loss for an acceptable salad.
To the woman who has not had much
experience In this line I would say:
Never be afraid to make experiments.
By this 1 do not mean that you are to
gather your green things at random. Be
aure that they are wholesome and pleasing to the taste and then go ahead.
Study new combinations. You will find
you will put together with success vegetables and fruits and meats you had
never Imagined would be satisfactory
In combination. Bear in mind that while
there are some things which will not
irtlx, there nre many more that will,
khd that, given a little culinary sense
ind a perception of the fltness of things,
fv\i will have little trouble and much
glory if you open novel paths in salad-
For hot weather green salads are
'specially desirable and have the
prime recommendation of cheapness
is well as wholesomeness. The following are worth drying:
Young Beets and Peas.
Select young beets of uniform size,
boll and peel them. Out of tho center of each cut a round or a square, ■
making a sort of basket or box of
each one. (The piece removed may
be put away for another sort of salad.) When the beets are cold, fill
them with boiled green peas, place
each beet on a curled lettuce leaf and
serve with French dressing.
Young Beets and String Beans.
Prepare the beets as in the preceding
recipe, hut instead of the peaB fill them
with boiled string beans cut Into half-
Inch lengths. These will be almost as
pretty as the first salad and quite as
good,   Serve with a French dressing.
Vegetable Salad.
For this almost any cold boiled vegetables may be uBed—string or lima
beans, green peas, cauliflower, beets,
potatoes. It is for such a salad as this
that the left-over hearts of the beets
may servo. Cut the potatoes and beets
Inlo small dice, the beans into half-
Inch lengths, the cauliflower inta little
Dandelion Salad.
Select the younger and tenderer leaves
and stalks of the dandelion, pick It
over and wash It well. Drain It and dry
within the folds of a clean dlshtowel or
napkin. Heap It In a salad bowl, mixing with it a hard-boiled egg cut into
small pieces, and pour over It n French
dressing, to which has been added a
few drops of onion juice. Mix the salad
well with the dressing. This is n wholesome salad for the spring of the year
and has a little bitter tang about it that
is not impleading to the palate.
Dandelion and Beet Salad.
prepare as directed in the foregoing
recipe, but Instead of the hard-boiled
egg rnlx minced beet with the dandelion
just before adding the dressing. Cucumbers cut up fine niny also be put
with the dandelion In place of the egg
or beet.
Spinach and Egg Salad.
Cook the spinach, chop it very fine,
season while hot with butter, salt and
pepper and add a Utile cream. Set It
aside to cool. When entirely cold form
it Into little nests with the spoon and
hands, laying these on a flat plate. In
the center of each one put the hard-
boiled yolk of an egg. Cut the whites
Into slices and garnish the dtsh and
tho spinach nests with the rings. Servo
with a French dressing to which you
have put vinegar in the same proportion
as the oil.
Should you wish you can serve the
nests on separate plates, one for each
guest. They are a little difficult to
handle, unless one serves them with a
pie or fish knife.
Asparagus and Egg Salad.
Boil the asparagus until done and cut
the tender part of it into short lengths.
Arrange this on a dish, lay rings of
hnrd-builed egg over It and place the
hard-boiled yolks, unbroken, around the
base. Serve with a French or a mayonnaise dressing.
If I give a choice between the two It
Is only because some lovers of mayonnaise Insist upon having It on any salad.
It Is far heavier than French dressing,
less wholesome and Is. moreover, unsuitable for the light salads which are
eatfen in summer. At n dinner It Is- to
my mind, nearly as mucli out of place
as would be a dish of lobster or chicken
salad. The green snlnds do not Impose
an added burden upon the digestion already taxed with solid food, and even
nt supper or luncheon are better hot-
weather'dishes than heavy salads or
meat and fruit.
The  Housemothers'  Exchange    |
I HAVE been married but six monttm.
and, having had no experience In tho
art of cookery, I And housekeeping
tiulte (i ptiKle, especially the matter
tif meal-Retting.
My husband cams »11 a week, and I
•must make things "bo" on less than that
If I con. The food question comes uppermost. I have tried tho "menus for a
week," anil I am In debt before Friday.
Our breakfast never varies. My husband
htiB bacon, an ork. a cereal, coffee and
fruit when In season.
Dinners and suppers are certainly a
problem. Kindly, suggest some simple
UlshcB that are yet nourishing. I am but
10 years old. We have no relatives near
to ub; no one upon whom to call for advice. And everything la so frightfully expensive! Fortunately, we do not care for
pics, but wo do like puddings!
If you can help ub, you will earn our
overrating gratitude.
Mrs. O. J. E. (Worcester, Mass.).
Two regrets arise in the mind of the
prnctical housemother In reading a let-
ier that is pathetic from the first to the
ust line, namely—that child should not
have married at nineteen, and she ought
to have had some knowledge of housewifery before she became a poor man's
wife. It Is us If her John had applied
for the place of a bookkeeper before
he could add up a line of figures In simple addition.
Let that pass! When I was a child V
uved to hear the politically disposed
hoys sing a campaign song of which i
recall but one line;
"Leave vain regrets for errors past!"
It was good advice, no matter what
party said It.  It la as good now as then.
Our babes In the wood are married, and
. they must live on HI per week. That is
—they must pay rent, buy fuel and the
hundred etceteras that go Into dully living— und all for $1 over $10!. Somehow
that way of stating tho sum makes the
case sound more pitiful yet- And the
feminine babe has been trying to make
both ends meet uround the Weekly
Family Menus, published in this Comer;
I could Bay, "Heaven forgive me for
writing them!" when I refloct upon
what the effort has cost her.
She asks me prettlly-as my granddaughter might plead for a doll's bicycle—for "cheap, yet nourishing dishes."
I am glad that eggs are dropping in
price. Her John likes them for breakfast. Let her, once In a while, feed him
with them for dinner, having taken the
meat-edge from his appetite by a vegetable soup. Does she know how savory
nre fricasseed eggs? Three would make
n dish.for her and her husband. Boil
them early In tho day—hard! They cannot be too hard. Throw them Into cold
water and leave thfi'ii there until you
are ready to cook them. Then, take off
the shells, and slice crosswise about a
quarter of on inch thick. Break n fourth
egg, and, saving the white to go into tho
pudding John likes, beat the yolk and
dip the sliced egg into It. Next roll the
slices In cracker-crumbs; pet In a cold
place for an hour and fry to a light
brown In dripping or other fat. Drain
and lay upon a hot dish, pouring about
them a little white sauce or gravy.
Toast triangles of stale bread and lay
abofit the fricassee. It Is good! Serve
baked potatoes with it, and follow with
a brown Betty.   Three apples (cooking.
not eating apples) will make that. Wash
und peel them. Put the peelings over
the Are In just enough water to cover
them, and botl fast while you prepare
the rest of the pudding. I>n this by cutting the apples into bits und putting
them Into a bnkc-dlsh, sprinkling each
layer with fine crumbs, sugar and a
dash of spice. When all nre- In, put a
few data of butter on top. Now take
the tender parings from the fire and rub
the pulp through a colander back Into
tho water In which they were cooked.
Sweeten this and pour over the pudding. Cover the bake-dlsh and cook
half an hour. Uncover and brown lightly before spreading with the white of
«gg. whipped to a meringue, with a tea-
spoonful of sugar. Shut it up In the
oven for two minutes. Eat hot or cold.
If not sweet enough for John's taste,
sift sugar over his "hetp,"
Thirty cents will cover tho cost of that
dinner—or forty, If you add bread and
butter and a cup of tea or coffee.
"Very plain fare," you wilt say! True,
but $11 per week Is a pluin fare income.
Next week I will give you a recipe for
a meat dish that will make a dinner
and a luncheon, and cost but 15 cents
in all.
Suggestions and! Recipes
1. Herewith plense find reolpe for mnk-
Ing aerated bread, asked for In a lalo
Issue of the ExcfcunKC:
Aerated Bread.
Pour a pint of boiling water upon a
pint (if new milk; mid n. tnlilespnenful.
each, of suftar and »t butter und a tea-
fihete Sfoges<& ^e&?aS&b%f£'
spoonful of salt. Stir Into this mixture
enough flour lo make a moderately miff
batter, and beat In the open air, with
long Bweeps Of Iho beater that bring
fresh air Into the heart of tho batter
every time, until It is lukewarm. Then
add the yeast. This wit worked In, atlr
In Hour until you cfttl knead It free from
the floured board, Sot It to rise until
light. Then mould Inlo loaves, and wllon
they have doubled their ordinal bulk,
bake In a sternly oven.
This quantity Will make four loaves.
2. For earache! Home remedy—Saturate
a piece of absorbent cotton with chloroform; put It Into (ho bowl of a perfectly clean pipe; (It the stem in the car and
blow tho fumes through the bowl into
the enr. It will give relief almost Immediately.
3. To remove machine grease, sponge
with kerosene.
A. When angry, wail until tomorrow before "relieving your mind."
Mrs, B. H. W. (Tate. Go,).
All your numbers are good; none
better than No. 4. If 1 might append
a P. S., It would he: Never get angry upon paper. If you must relieve
your mind by getting upon a fellow-
being's mind, write the letter and
hold it over until next clay. Head
It carefully then, twice, und the
chances are one thousand against one
that you will not send It.
I wish "Mrs. 8. H. W." would add
to her reclpo for aerated bread definite Instruction as Lo the quantity of
yeast to use. This Is, 1 think, the
first recipe we have hod for the bread
named. We would make It as explicit
us possible.
Canning in Gold Water
I think you once asked your Family to
report upon cnnnlnfc In eold water. I put
Up pl6*plant In tlmt way. and lUOOBSf'
fully. We had nice rhubarb pies at
Qhrlstmfll as the reiuttl I did not have
the mime luck with tomatoes; 1 imagine
bOcauH th*( Jnr wup not alr-tlght.
I nisn noticed n question as to the way
to avoid ihe smell of frying pancakes
from penntratlng to every part of the
house. I do not have thai trouble. I heat
the   griddle   piping   hoi   and   Bcoiir  with
Ht.it before linking.   Consequently- there
is no smell at all, even In the kitchen.
Mrs. J. C. (Victor, Col.).
1 thank you for turning In your report, and congratulate, you upon the
success of the experiment I am still
waiting anxiously for the story of successful eold water canning with tomatoes. My cans were air-tight—tested and true. The tragedy of the tomatoes has already been told In thlB
corner.   Tho memory Is a horror.
Cheesecake and Transparent-
You published awhile ago "a recipe mr
cheesecake." I never hoard of che'sc-
cakos being mado with lemon». I have a
recipe handed down from my Vlrglnlun ancestors, that (Mills tor eggs, sugar, butler, nutmeg and wine. "Transparent pudding" is mado with a flavoring of lemon,
but not with lemon-ind mid Juke .It must
liavo thin Bllee» of citron laid thickly on
tho bottom crust before tho custard is
poure) in Homemade wfcterwlog rtnd Is
best for this purpose. If the bought citron
bt mm! slice thin .rii-i Hunk over night in
a syrup   "f    liiilf-wuter    and    liBlf-nugnr.
' Lemon  pies  are entirely   different   from
either cheesecakes fr transparent pudding*
Mrs. II. F. B.' (Atlanta, Georgia).
My native reuipe for transparent,
pudding (ISO years old) calls for the
juice of one lemon and the grated rind
of two. The: qame mixture, when
baked In pate pahs, was called "chess
oakes" by some. I hear now, for the
first time, that citron was used as a
substratum. But why not? The moat
conservative of Old Dominion housemothers did not maintain that there
was no other way than hers. On the
contrary, the sisterhood borrowed
freely-from one another, crediting the
new recipe to the donor in those curious old manuscript books we treasure
now as we would rolls of Egyptian
An "In.   aparaW' Dish
Some years ago I out a recipe from the
Exchange) far A veal slew with dumplings
In It. 1 think they had no shortening li>
them. I have lost the formula and I forget Just bow the dumplings vsre mode.
They were the very best I ever tasted.
Knowing that they wero In your veai
'Stew may help you to recall the formula
They were In an article upon waya ot
cooking Veal. .My husband is aa anxious as
myself to get ttittae Incomparable dump*
lings again.   'Will you favor usT
Mrs. A. M, (South Omaha, Neb.)
After diligent search through scrap
book and cookery manuals I have
alighted upon what I hope may be
what you refer to. Is this the recipe
that found distinguished favor In
your eyes and In John's:
Dumplings for Veal Stew.
•ne cupful of flour, aiited twice with a
leaspoonful of baking powder. Half a tea-
apeonful of salt, half a cupful of milk: one
teaapoonful of butter. Rub or chop the butter Into the prepared Hour; wet up with the
milk Into a soft dough; flour your bands
well, and, handling aa lightly aa possible,
farm the dough Into balls and drop Into
boiling water. Cook for ten minute*. They,
should be ready at the same time with the
gravy, as they get tlammy with waiting.
This and the accompanying recipe
for veal stew are token from my .
National Cook Book, 1 do not recollect that I published them In the Exchange. If I did, the recipe was mine,
having been extracted from this, one
ef my household series. Try It and
let me know If 1 h»»e found the right
The Captive
IS1I I had an Aladdin's lamp
or a magic ring," mittered,
Roddy, discontentedly.
But I heard him say this so many
times that I didn't notice the remark.
Roddy was always wishing for what
he didn't have. To give bim something .
else to think about, I suggested that we
take baseball gloves and a ball and go
out In the yard for a "catch."
Now, we kept what we called our
"sporting -goods" In a great chest,
which wo had discovered a long time
ugo In the garret. Mother was only too
glad to have us make use of It, inasmuch as she found baseballs and tops
and shinny sticks scattered throughout
the house.
Brother Roddy Hung back the lid of
the chest, but, instead of selecting the
gloves, he stared Into the chest, his
eyes big with astonishment. I looked
in, too, and 1 a'po&e I muBt have looked
Just as surprised. For there, on the hot-1
torn of the box, was a tiny elf.
The manikin winked solemnly at US
and then went on examining the baseball he hold In his handt*.
"What do you use,this tor?" he piped*
after a long scrutiny of the bull.
Roddy und 1 explained us clearly as
we could the rules of baseball. All this
seemed to Interest the elf greatly.
"1 do Delleve," said he, "that I could
show you boys how lo pitch all sorts
of luiglc curves and shoots."
Turning suddenly upon htm, Roddy
demanded; "Then you understand
Hardly did the elf nod his hend than
Roddy seized the lid of the cheat and
banged It shut, crying to me:
"Come! help me fasten it. Wo mustn't
lei this llttlo chap get away. We can
make, him do mugtc for us."
While  I  thought  It a shame to Imprison   such   a   friendly   little   elf,   I,
thought Roddy knew more about mngio
than I. so I helped trim lock the chest,
Roddy was Jubilant- He could talk of
nothing but what the elf should do
for us.
"Wo shall keep him locked up until
tomorrow, liy tiiat time, no doubt,
he'll he willing to do whatever we
Next morning we arose bright and
early. As wo made our way to the
rhest, Roddy whispered excitedly:
"First of all. I'm going to muke him
learn my lessons for today."
Cautiously w<> unlocked . the box,
Then vVe opened the lid Just a crack-
I couldn't see anything at all. so I
told Roddy we'd have to open It
wider. This wo did, carefully, and
found, to our amassment, that the elf
bud disappeared. Ami, furthermore.
In plaer, of our former baseballs and
Pais and gloves there were now tiny
baseballs and gloves-every thing had
been ehungyd to such a small also
that vou had to louk twice before you
Could see It. Roddy picked up a we«
note in the bottom of ihe ehesL This
Is what he rend: «
"Dear Roddy.
•'I really wanted ts b* ^r service:
to you and your brother. But I labor
only for my friends. If you »'»11 look
at your baseball gmids, no*»***f, you
will see that I've done sueae magic
for you.
"I am going now-the ssma way by
which I cams.   You don't suppose that
an elf who e«n do mngle for others
can't do a little for himself, do you?
There wasn't anything to do but
whlstle-and Roddv ami 1 did that
dismally. 1 didn't oar< to very, very
much, but Hoddy haw never cawed Id
regret the aims..- of hU one i-nat op'
A Home
For Harnett.
Copyrighted,   1909,   hy   Associated
Literary Press,
Harriett was a peculiar name for a
cat; but, then, Harriett, was a peculiar
cat Roger Webster surveyed her
quizzically as she lay in the sun on tbe
boarding house steps.
"Any feline but Harriett," he declared, "would at least feel mildly per-!
tnrbed at the prospect of losing a home
and a mistress."
"You'd think so, wouldn't your' answered Bessie Roberts. Bessie waft
very pretty and wholly charming, but
at the present time a little frown of
anxiety wrinkled ber forehead.
1 simply don't know what to do
■boot it" she continued. "The landlady says that I've got to get rid of
Harriett, and I can't find any other
place so convenient to.my work where
I can live, I suppose—I suppose," she
added wistfully, "that I shouldn't be
m foollsb over Harriett but In some
way she seems the only link between,
today and tbe other life. With all my
people gone and Harriett some other
place In this big city I'd feel too awfully, miserably lonely."
Roger saw that Bessie was near
tears. "Poor, lonesome kiddle," he
thought. And, leaning over, be stroked
Harriett very carefully. Harriett arched her back, purred and rose slowly to
her feet Then, turning round, she
jumped squarely Into Roger's lap.
"What a sensible cat!" Roger smiled
at tbe girl. "You see, she likes me
-very much. If only every one—that is,
some one—liked me very,, very much."
He glanced at the girl slyly. A little
dash had spread over Bessie's face,
and she kept her eyes fixed steadfastly
on the cat
I "I only wish they allowed cats In
my boarding house," he continued.
"That's one of tbe troubles of living In
a boarding bouse—you don't get the
real, slmon pure comforts of home
Now, I'll tell you what we'll do," he,
cried, jumping to his feet. "We'll take
Harriett with us and go on a tour ot
Inspection In this neighborhood. We'll
hunt up a nice, quiet street where
there are little cottages Instead of big
houses, and when we see a nice,
'homey,' comfortable housewife In one
of tbe homes we'll go In and ask her
to keep Harriett for us."
"For us?" queried the girl, with a
little laugh.
"Sure," continued Roger, unabashed.
"Yon don't think Harriett belongs to
you alone, do you? I think Harriett
.would resent any such idea as that
She likes me too well, and I like her
too well. No, Indeed. I have a minority Interest in this cat"
The girl laughed and rose to ber
"Well, come along," she safd. "I suppose It's tbe best think we can do, and
as it's Sunday afternoon we ought to
be able to And lots of i tbe people
Roger helped the girl down the
■tens, and, calling to Harriett, they
walked down the street Harriett, bis,
aleek and black, followed decorously
enough until they reached a small,
rather obscure cross street
Roger happened t0 be looking back
as they crossed this street and discovered Harriett very sedately ambling
down the little thoroughfare.
"Come here, Harriett" Roger called
and then whistled to tbe cat
Harriett paid not the slightest attention, but continued ber sedate walk
away from Roger and the girl. Bessie
-called, but even to ber Harriett paid
no attention.
"Well, I declare!" cried tbe girl In
surprise. "Harriett has always been
"peculiar, but she has never acted like
this before."
"Let's follow her and see where she
■goes," cried Roger. "Perhaps she Is
looking for a home or perhaps she has
> home already picked out"
'All right" Bald Bessie.
They turned back and hastened after Harriett, who wns now about a
fourth of a block ahnnd. The street
■was a quiet one. Neither Roger nor
Bessie was familiar with It and had
paid but little attention to It In previous times.
Now, however, they glanced curiously at the small, rather cozy houses
wblch lined the sides. Although erected within recent years, they were almost old fashioned by comparison
with the big buildings on the more Important streets near by. It seemed as
If the little street wns a mere eddy In
the swirling life and progress all
around It.
"Oh, I like this street!" cried Bessie.
'It appeals to me, too," declared
Roger, with conviction.
For several blocks they followed
Harriett, who continued her steady
course. At last they saw tbe cat turn
Into a gate in a charming stone fence,
and they hastened after her.
Tbe fence inclosed n cozy little cottage, well set back from tbe sidewalk.
In the yard were a couple of trees, a
flower bed or two''ami a delightful
path, bordered by a low hedge, which
ran up to the spacious veranda.
The little home had such a piquant
happy look that involuntarily both
Roger and Bessie smiled as they gated
at it
Then Roger laughed.
"Look who's on the verandal" he
Bessie looked closely and gasped.
There wns Harriett curled up tightly
In the blaze of the sun, ns If she had
been In the habit of lying tliero just
like thnt day In and flu** em for i-e-irs
"Well,"   trliil   the   plrl,   "Huril«il
Bevms to be perfectly satisfied with the
"Yes," acknowledged Roger. "I could
be happy, too, In a home like this it I
had the right person to share it with
me." He looked directly at the girl.
For a fleeting moment her eyes met
his, and then, startled and wltb ber
face flushed, she ran up the path to
the veranda.
"Why," she exclaimed as she reached
the first step, "there's no one living
here—the place Is for rent!" She pointed to a sign that bad slipped from its
position In a window.
"Why, so it is!" cried Roger. "Harriett can't stay here, of course—unless
—unless"— He looked at Bessie with
a smile full of meaning.
"Of course she can't stay here!" cried
the girl, making a grab for the cat "I
wish we could find a home for her,
though, in in a nice little place like
She caught the cat up in her arms.
''How Harriett would enjoy the
place," mused Roger. "Look, there's
a big open fireplace in the front room,
and there's a fine, dandy place where
we could have our piano."
"We?" gasped the girl. With ber
face aflame and with tbe cat clasped
tightly she ran off down tbe path.
But Harriett, who bad been purring
very contentedly in her mistress' arms,
now became very angry. She snarled
and dug her claws into Bessie's coat
until the girl was forced to put her
"Why, Harriett!" she exclaimed in
pained astonishment. "What's the
matter with he-? She never acted
that way before."
"I'm sure I don't know," replied
Roger. "But look what she's doing
now. Harriett may be a very peculiar
cat, but she certainly knows a good
thing when she sees it."
He pointed nt Harriett, who, on being, released, had torn frantically back
up the path to tbe veranda. On the
veranda she walked around In a circle
once or twice and then curled herself
up on the floor In almost the Identical
spot and almost the Identical manner
as before.
"Well, I never!" cried the girl. She
hurried back to the veranda and, sitting down on tbe top step, began petting the cat Roger lost no time In sitting down beside Bessie.
"Dear!" he cried as he managed to
imprison one of ber hands. "Dear
heart, why not follow the road Harriett has pointed out? Why not let
this dear little bouse be Harriett's
home and at the same time a real home
for you and me? Come, dear, it only
needs a minister and a marriage license
to make us all three happy."
"Oh, I will; 1 will!" she cried suddenly, throwing ber arms about Roger's neck. "We'll none of us be lonely
Harriett, with a sigh of content that
appealed to the couple as almost human, rose from her spot and, purring
loudly, rubbed ber side against the
arm with which Roger was clasping
the girl.
Other Times, Other Manners.
Sir Algernon West strikes n curious
note on the ear of the present generation In the course of a hook of reminiscences, "One City and Many Men,"
when he states that in bis youth It
was considered highly Improper for a
wife to address her husband by his
Christian name or for a son to address his parents without saying "sir"
or "ma'am."
"I never heard my mother call my
father by his Christian name," he
writes, "and I recollect distinctly that
the fame of n very fashionable and
brilliant woman was seriously Imperiled because after some great man's
death a letter from her to blm was
discovered beginning wltb his Christian name.
"The formal 'sir' was current everywhere. At Eton we never recognized
any departure from this practice, and
letters between boy friends began,
'My dear sir.'
"A friend of mine dining with Lady
Jersey heard ber say she never recollected ber'father. Lord Westmoreland,
though specially attached to her sister, Lady Lonsdale, calling her anything but Lndy Lonsdale. And Henry
Grcvllle, who wns presont at tbe same
dinner, snld that he remembered bis
mother, Lady Charlotte, and her brother, the Duke of Portland, meeting in
the morning nt Welheck abbey, when
tbe salutations were:
"'How Is your ladyship this morning?'
" 'I am quite well. I am obliged to
yonr grnec.'"
Famous British Function Was Instituted by Lord Brougham.
The customary breakfast given at
the opening of the legal term by the
Lord Chancellor in the House of Lords
to about 300 guests is an institution
which goes back to the days of the
versatile Brougham. For the last 40
years it has been held in the House
of Lords, but at an earlier date it was
given in the Lord Chancellor's residence. It is a relic of the times when
breakfast, was a great social function.
Many other great men had what
may be termed the breakfast habit.
Thus Mr. Gladstone was a regular
giver of breakfasts and a constant
attendant at them when given by others. Of recent years, however, the
breakfast has fallen into desuetude aa
a social function, except at the universities, where young men are still
found who are capable of consuming
three or four courses and the while
maintaining a genial flow of elegant
Recently an attempt has been made
to revive the breakfast. Thus the
King in ! 1907; at''Newmarket, isstted
several invitations to breakfast parties. To our ancestors the meal was
a solid one, of many dishes of meat,
qualified by sack possets or small'
beer, the oncient equivalent of soda
water. Tea was not known, and coffee was only to be found in the mediaeval analogue of the modern museum.
He Didn't Say It.
He was a good little boy, and he
lived not many miles from Boston. He
never disobeyed his motber. he never
called ber names when her orders
were not his wishes, and he had tbe
face of an angel. Next door lived little Rosy, a girl who proved the proverb about small pitchers. One day
Harry was allowed to go over to play
wltb Rosy, but with strict orders not
to take off bis hat and cent to go in
tbe bouse if Rosy could not come out
Into the yard.
Rosy could not come out but would
not Harry take off his things and play
Inside? Harry quoted sadly bis mother's Injunction.
"Your mamma is a Billy," said Rosy
Harry went home nnd told his mother what Rosy bad said. "She Is a very
naughty little girl," his motber declared. "You must never say such a
"No, mamma, I won't" said the dutiful Harry.
A few days later he was again forbidden to do something which he
grently desired to do. "Mamma," said
he, lifting to hers his angelic face, "do
you remember What Ttosy said about
you?"—New Yuri Tribune.
South African Masarwa Are Disappearing—Origin Cannot Be Explained.
Rapidly diminishing, with their
origin still unknown, the Masarwa, or
bushmen of the Khalahari Desert,
would appear to be a people well
worthy of study by the ethnologist.
A contribution to their life story appears in the new number of The African Monthly," from the pen of Mr.
C. C. Clements Vialls, who has been
trading for some years past on the
Bechunna border, and has often come
into contact with these strange dwellers on the waterless plain. Closely
resembling the Hottentot In color and
features, the bushmen ore gifted with
nn abnormal amount of instinct, but
with very little intellect. Their vocabulary is confined to some three hundred words, and is a series of "clicks,"
like that of the Hottentot; but not
even the Hottentot can understand
them. They have no rites or ceremonies, use no pots or cooking utensils, and possess no weapons beyond
a bow and a sheaf of poisoned arrows.
Their powers of endurance are amazing: thev can run down giraffe, eland,
wildebeeste, and duiker until their
anarry drops from sheer exhaustion.
When short of other food they eat
rats, reptiles, and insects of all sorts
with a relish; but they refuse to
touch monkeys, saving they are ' people." like themselves.
Platypus Is Part Snake.
It seems, on the authority of an
Australian naturalist, that the duckbilled ornithorhynchus, not content
with outraging most of the fixnd laws
of natural history, has to be classed
in one respect with the order of veno-
mouB snakes . In a case at Kempsey,
where a platypus was caught by a
small boy and promptly clawed his
captor, Dr. Casement held that the
poison which entered the boy's arm
was identical with snake poison. Unfortunately, however, there is no
poison sac in the vicinity of the claw,
nor is there any ejection orifice. But
may not the platypuB, asks the naturalist already referred to, be able to
transfer poison from its bill to its
claw? That is the explanation some
bushmen give of the intense virulence
of a platypus wound. Tho saliva of
enraged animals or birds is often
poisonous. It is not retained in a
sac, or carried along a duct, ns the
snake's poison is, but when it mingles
with human blood it produces many
of the effects of snake bite.
Black and White.
"There was a quaint strike at Mun-
gindi recently," writes a Sydney (N.
8.W.) correspondent to The Standard
of Empire. "Acting on the instructions of the Aborigines' Protection
Board, a local police officer visited
the aborigines' camp, and seven
youthful blacks of both sexes were
transferred to the public school, where
they proudly took their places among
three or four score of white children.
In a few moments the school wbb in
an uproar, and ns soon as it was
realized that the new pupils had
come to stay the white children, deaf
to the master's protests, left the
building in n body. On the following
day the aborigines were in sole possession, nnd on the day after that,
the authorities concluded that the experiment gave no promise of success,
so the aborigines were sent back to
their camp.
The Doctor's Prescription.
An amusing story is told of a visit
which Sir Samuel Wilks, tho distinguished physician, who has recovered
from a serious illness, once paid to a
friend with a Bmall suburban practice. He sat with his friend while he
received his patients, and noticed on
a shelf behind several bottles of physic, all but one of which he recognized by their technical names as
harmless concoctions. The bottle
which puzzled him was lobelled
"A.O.T. Sir; Samuel took it down
and smelt the colorless fluid contained in it. "What, in the nome of goodness, is this?" Ik asked. "Oh, that,"
replied the friend, carelessly, "is 'Any
Old Thing'—warranted to cure imaginary complaints.
"Sherlock Holmes" as a Witness.
The recent death of Major Hnm-
brough curiously coincides with the
anniversary of the trial of the celebrated Ardlnmont case, in December,
1803. One of the principal witnesses
wns Dr. Joseph Bell of Edinburgh,
the original of "Sherlock Holmes";
and hia closely-reasoned evidence,
quite in character with Sir Arthur
Connn Doyle's hero, was largely re-
spoiuiblo for the verdict.
United Kingdom Has Suffered From
Many Bad Tremors.
The appalling death-roll in the Messina (Italy) earthquake is reported to
be About 120,000 lives. It is remarkable that England invariably feels the
ebb, as it were, of any great European volcanic shock. Of course, the
Messina catastrophe is not the greatest in the world's history. In 1703
there was an earthquake at Yeddo
which caused the loss of 190,000 lives.
Altogether over a million lives have
been lost by earthquakes in various
Earts of the world during the past
undred years.
Happily, earthquakes but seldom
visit the British Isles, and when they
do call to wake up the Britons they
usually put on their mildest aspect.
Even in those favored isles, however,
they have had earthquakes which
have been responsible for the loss of
thousands of lives
In 1884 an earthquake took place,
the most serious that has occurred in
the country for four centuries. * It
originated in the neighborhood of Colchester, iand the disturbance made itself felt over a wide area. The results
were of a very destructive character in
Colchester and the immediate neighborhood. Beveral ohurch spires were
injured, and the total damage was estimated at $100,000 for which a pub.
lie subscription was raised,
A few years previously there were
several severe shocks felt in the Midlands and on the South coast, which
were attended, fortunately, with little
damage. One of these earthquake
shocks, which took place in 1863, extended from Milford Haven to Burton-
on-Trent, and from the Mersey to Ply-
Eleven years earlier a shock was
felt in Dublin which, curiously enough, extended in circle after circle
until it embraced the whole of Gloucestershire.
Prof. Milne, who is Britain's greatest authority on earthquakes, says
that out of 110 shocks recorded in
England thirty-one originated in
Wales, fourteen on the borders of
Yorkshire and Derbyshire, and five or
six in Cumberland.
The most favored resort of earth-
quokes in Great Britain, however, appears to be the district of Comrie, in
Perthshire, where in one winter no
fewer than HO earthquakes were experienced. Perhera the most notable
Bhock in this district wns the one
which occurred on An?. 13, 1816, when
earth tremors were felt all over the
north of Scotland, causing the utmost
terror and consternation. Women
were seen in the streets, calling out
that their children had been killed in
their arms. The walls of many houses
were rent from too to bottom, and one
man declared that he was pitched
about in his bed for a full five minutes as he had never been thrown
about at sea.
London has not altogether escaped
the ravnires of earthquakes. In February and March of 1750, Londoners
were startled ont. of their wits by a
terrific shock. The people were so
alarmed that thousands spent the
nights parading the streets in state
: of frantic terror, and Hyde Park was
crowded with campers-out, the more
daring whiline. awny the hours by
playing cards by candle-light.
Criminal Exiles In FIJI.
Reference was made throughout the
British press a few weeks ago to the
murder of a family named Greig by
natives of the New Hebrides at Santo.
The last mail from Fiji brings news
that four, of the murderers have been
brought to Suva by the French warship Kersaint to serve sentences of
deportation passed on them by the
Dual Commission. They were in
charge of a pettv officer of the British
warship Prometheus, and from his account of the pursuit of the murderers,
it appears that thoimh only four out
of a laree number of guilty tribesmen
were taken, there was a good deal of
bloodshed during the pursuit. A small
body of men from the Prometheus and
n !inmh»r of native police set, out to
track down the fni*itives. Tho next
day a hody of natives was seen on
the ridge of a hill, and orders were
riven to fire on them. In a deserted
camp some plunder from Greig's store
was found.—Standard of Empire.
Words Cheaper Than Stones.
The welcome announcement that
Mr Georee Mere -'<th as so far recovered from his recent illness as to be
able to take open-air exereise in his
donkey chaise at Box Hill reminds
one that the famous novelist is nenrly
eighty-one vears of age. It is some
years eeo 'now since Mr. Mere-lii h
took up li's residence nt Box Hill,
where he bnl't for himself a small
but eomfortnb*« house. And he is
not a little nroud of his residence,
although it does not nlways impress
visitors, iudging from the following
story He was visited one dnv bv a
lady, and, with pride, he showed her
dvor the place. After their tour of inspection, the visitor turner! to her
host and. with a disappointed eynres-
sion, snid: "In your books, Mr. Meredith, you describe huge castles and
baronial halls, but yon bniM quite n
small house for yourself. Why is it?
"Well," replied the author, convincingly, "the reason is because words
are cheaper than stones."
A Long Sentence.
The prize for the longest sentence
ever written may fairly be awarded to
the elder Dumas, who probably holds
a further record for fertility of production. In the seventh of the twenty-
nine volumes which compose the , Impressions de Voyage," there is a sentence describing Benvenuto Cellini,
which fills three pages, or 103 lines,
averaging forty-five letters apiece. The
sentence is broken by 68 commas and
60 semi-colons; but as it contains 195
verbs and 122 proper naui" the reader is somewhat bewildered before the
end is reached.
They Are Stamped In the Paper by
Patterns of Wire.
The discovery of the watermark was
the result of an accident probably a
thousand years ago. Parchment was
then made of vegetable pulp, which
was poured in a liquid state into a
sieve. The water dripped out from
below, and the thin layer of pulp that
remained was pressed and dried.
When dry it was found to bear upon
it the marks, of, the fiber that composed the bottom of the sieve.
These fibers seem to have been
twisted reeds, and the mark they left
on the parchment took the form ol
wide lines running across and diagonally. In those days the watermark
was regarded as a blemish since th«
fiber was thick and coarse and the
deep impression made on the papei
proved a drawback in writing.
The quill of the scribe found many
a yawning gap to cross on the surface of the manuscript—"switchback
scripture" it has been termed. Bui
when wire was substituted for fibr«
in the sieve, says a writer in The
Denver Republican, the lines of the
watermark grew thinner and less conspicuous.
The possibilities of the usefulness
of the watermark became apparent by
degrees. It was first found to be of
Service in preventing the forgery oi
books and manuscripts. Many a
bogus copy of a rare work has been
detected because the counterfeiter
failed to take into account the watermarks of the original.
The watermark of many a precious
manuscript in the world's museums ia
alike its glory and its safeguard. Vnd
in the sphere of bank notes and paper money everywhere the watermark
is most useful in protecting the notes
from imitation.
The term "watermark" is in reality
a misnomer since the mark is actually produced by wire. Wire is fashioned into the desired pattern, figure or
lettering. This is inserted beneath the
sheet in the last stages of its menu,
fncture and while the paper is still
capable of receiving the impression,
and the wire device stamps itself into
the sheet.
Ordinary note paper held un to the
light reveals hundreds of parallel lines
running un and down, betraying the
fact that the paper was made on a
wire, foundation. To this the paner
owo/i its smoothness and its even texture.
Governor of East Africa Who Contributed to Zoology Its Most Important Discovery In Years—Has
Also Found a Five-Horned Giraffe,
a Singing Ostrich, a White-Whiskered Chimpanzee, Etc.
It is rare to find one man who is a
governor, explorer, scientist and artist
all in one, but this fourfold distinction
belongs to Sir Harry Hamilton Johnston, governor of East Africa.
The East African governor has a
distinguished record as a discoverer ,
of new animals. His most important
find was the okapi, the wonderful new
beast that looks like a cross between
a giraffe, an antelope and a zebra.
Scientists have found the geologic remains of a creature like the okapi in
Greece, but supposed it long extinct.
Stanley heard of it among the pyg-
mies, but was content to call it ft
"donkey." It remained for Sir Harry
Johnston to explore the almost impenetrable forests of the Uganda, and
he succeeded in shooting un okapi,
the skin nnd skeleton of which In
sent back to England. It has proved
the most important zoological find in
recent times.
Sir Harry also discovered a five
horned giraffe which is taller than tho
common variety, a singing ostrich, a
white whiskered chimpanzee and new
species of the ant bear and chameleon. If his fame as a scientist were
not so well established and if he had
not produced the proofs of his finds
the remarkable nature of them would
doubtless have laid him open to the
chnrge of being a nature faker, a
member of the "shorter and uglier"
fnmily that is persona non grata ut
the White House.
Since the death of Stanley, Sir Harry Johnston, who is still under 50, is
perhaps the most noted African explorer. He was educated to be an
artist and wns on the highroad to
success as a painter when he discovered his true bent. Before going to Africa he traversed much of northern
Canada. He did not originally wear
n title, bnt wns knighted for some of
his exploits. He married a daughter
of the late Lord Boston.
An Inquisitive M.P.
Among the most persistent questioners of the Government in the House of
Commons is J. B. Lonsdale, the member for Mid Armagh, who addressed
no fewer than 370 questions to Ministers during the session just ended.
Last, vear Mr. Lonsdale established a
ivcord with 331 questions.
Much Mystery Has Always Surrounded Abode of Chinese Sovereigns.
The disquieting rumors that have
prevailed regarding the manner in
which the late Emperor of China and
the late Empress Dowager met death
serve to show how difficult it is for
the outside world to ascertain what
is transpiring in the forbidden apartments of the imperial household of
China. A great deal of mystery always surrounded the personages of the
late mlers of China, and, in accordance with the traditions of the country, access to the palace, and especial-,
ly to the private apartments of Their
Majesties, was exceedingly hard to obtain. To-day some 4,000 soldiers are
on dutv about the palace.
The capital city of Chino, Pekin,
consists really of several cities. The
southern or Chinese section, called
Waiching, is of an oblong shone covering fifteen square miles, and north
of it and connected by three fortified
gateways is Niuchwang, the Tartar
City, with a rectairgular area of 12
square mileB. The Tartar City contains within it an inclosure called
Hwangching, the Yellow or Imperial
City set apart for great dignitaries
and the imperial gardens and pleasure grounds, nnd within Hwangching
is vet another inclosure with high
walls. Kinchins, the Red or Prohibited City, containing only the palaces
of the Emneror and the residences of
his immedinte retainers. The complete circuit of the houses, temples
nnd palaces of this city is 25 miles.
There are four imposing gates which
give access to the- Forbidden City,
and in the imperial palace lire nine
large courts connected by marble portals. A marble staircase leads to the
spacious entrance court, nnd in this
court is the imperial hall, adorned
with sculptured panels and golden
dragons and onved with marble. The
throne occupies the centre of the hall,
Ambidexterity Extraordinary.
Sir James Crichton-Browne, the fa
mous doctor, is not in favor of teaching children to use their left hands
equally with their right. Some time
ago, in the course of a lecture, h%
made some very strong remarks
against ambidexterity. At a certain
famous English col«ege ambidexterity
is being inculcated by a rule that all
boys who are called upon to write
"lines" as impositions are supposed
to do so with their left hands. "I
had an opportunity of asking one of
these bovs how he got on in the performance of this task," said Sir
James. "'Oh,' he replied, 'it's quite
simple. We take the pen in the fingers of the left hand and we work
them with the right.'"
How to Make a Speech-
Viscount Wolverhampton, better remembered,   perhaps,   as   Sir  Henry
Fowler   does   not   write   out   his
Bpeeches; his plan is to saturate his
mind with the facts, and then to make
a few notes of the order in which he
proposes to deal with them  ip his
speech, these notes being confined to
the facts and their verification.   "If
you  would  become  a great speech-1
maker," Bays he, "practice, practice,
practice, and alwayB be sure of your I
faots." I
Just Sick. >
A Frenchman, who was on a visit
to the Franco-British Exhibition, was
invited by some friends in London to
a musical entertainment, where there
were Bung, in honor of L'Entente
Cordialc, a number of French songs
rendered in the best English-French.   ,mu .„,,,,.    ...„  	
"I say, old man," observed one ol "I am pleased to see you, Mabon.1'
the vocalists after the entertainment, | B(>id the Queen. "Diolch i chevi, eich
"I suppose these French songs make Mawrhjdri." replied Mr. Abraham,
you feel a little homesick, eh?" nPd when Her Majesty had recovered,
"No." respnded the Frenchman; | """bin" explained that it meant
"only sick." j "Thanks to you, your Majesty."
Introduced Hydropathy.
Perhaps it is not generally known
that but for a certain beneficent Act
of Emancipation passed some seventy-
four years ago Viscount.Selby, one of
the Select Committee of Peers appointed to consider the question uf
the reform of the British House of
Lords, would have been a wealthy
slave-owning planter in Jamaica, and
never Speaker of the House of Commons, as he was for ten years. The
property in Jamaica descended to his
father, but three years afterwards
there came the act referred to, setting free the slaves and dissipating
his fortune at a stroke. Thus, when
Viscount Selby, as William Court,
Gully, set forth upon his journey
through life he was, it is snid, as
poor as a church mouse. He decided
to emigrate, but his plan wob thwarted—something turned un to keep him
in England to become First Commoner and later a peer. The title of Selby, which ho chose on being elevated
to the peerage, was his wife's moiden
name, she being a daughter of Mr.
Thomas Selby, of Whitley and Wim-
bish, F=sex. James Manby Gully,
Lord Selby's father, has left a name
imperishable in the annals of medicine. He it was who introduced hydropathy into England. He practiced
at Great Malvern.
Diolch I Chevi, Eich Mawrhjdri.
If you want to know what it means,
ask Mr. William Abraham, M.P., or
someone who can sing a Welsh song
as well as the worthy member for
Glamorgan. For "Mabon," as he is
affectionately called by his countrymen, possesses a splendid tenor voice,
and earned great renown locally as
a vocalist before he entered Parliament. Even his speeches are delivered, as someone once remarked, in
"one of the sweetest, most flute-like
voices heard in Parliament for many
a long venr." During the running
for the "Windsor Consolation Slakes,"
as Lord Eosebery felicitously called
it, at the time of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee, Her Majesty was particularly gracious to Mr. Abrahom,
and called him by his bardie name. THE   REPORTER.    MfCHEL.    BRITISH    COLUMBIA.
Mme. Melba, the Famous Singer,
Joins Ranks of Suffragettes.
Mme. Nellie Melba Is the last distinguished recruit to the suffragette
irmy. The famous singer became enthusiastic over the cause at the great
rally of the woman's rights party
held recently at Carnegie hall, New
STork city. At this meeting Mrs. Philip
Bnowdcn of England made a wonder-
tul and rousing speech that completely won over Mme. Melba to the cause,
Mrs. George Gould and Mrs. Clarence
Mackay both figured prominently In
the movement.
Mme. Melba Is a very Interesting
personality aside from her great gift
of song. She Is one of the richest
prima donnas-probably the richest,
barring Pattl-ln the world.   Every
In time gives a vacant look to the face.
Often this habit Is formed through
Imperfect breathing, and It can be
caused by adenoids or slight catarrh.
Another bad habit for the mouth is a
fretful look that so often Is seen In
children. The drooping corners are
bard to raise in later years, but whenever noticed In little ones the habit
should be corrected.
Biting the lips is even worse, as it
soon thickens them and makes them
.coarse looking as well as subjects
them easily to chapping. This ugly
trick can often be overcome In children by rubbing tbe lips with something bitter, as aloes.
Sucking tbe thumb or Angers is even
more fatal for a beautiful mouth, and
mothers should do everything to overcome this fault.
Sometimes children make ugly faces,
and because older people laugh they
keep It up until the month Is twisted
from its shape or tbe disfiguring motions have become Involuntary.
Too great care cannot be taken of
the first teeth. If they are neglected
the second teeth. Invariably come In
badly, and the good shape of the
mouth Is ruined.
A Dreid.n 8hepherdess Debutante.
Naturally, with so many "buds"
blooming in social centers, "bud"
gowns are coming from Paris and elsewhere. Young Mrs. Joseph Letter has
a pretty young sister among the debutantes of Washington. The girl Is
Dorothy 'Williams. One of the gowns
that Mrs. Joe brought over for her
sister is so pretty that other girls may
feel justified in using It for a bint
The skirt is of flowered net over tbe
palest sort of soft silk, the shade
known as penchbloom', and the -lines
are long and clinging. Around the
decollete bodice Is a trimming of pink
satin formed into tiny moss rosebuds
plnced closely together. The snnie motive Is seen on the high satin girdle.
At the end of the streamers are loops
or rosebuds banging after the manner
of lilies of the valley In bridal bouquets. Satin buds for the hnlr, pink
satin slippers and a great fan made of
rosebud satin make the girl who wears
the costume look ns if she had stepped
out of a group of Dresden shepherd-
Charming Table Decorations. For
Bridge and Puzzle Partial.
With bridge and. puzzle parties In
full swing the hostess finds herself
again confronted with the problem of
offering attractive favors and decorations for her luncheon, dinner or tea
guests. Fancy paper ornaments are.
always, a satisfactory investment for
the reason that they are effective. Inexpensive and generally novel In shape
or idea.
American Beauty rose cups are truly
charming. One style is made with the
large curling petals resting on the table, and in the heart of each gloriously
tinted flower is placed a small ice cup
made of finely plaited paper held together at the rim by a band of "Beauty" crape paper twisted into a cord
and tied at one side. Tbe petals of
the rose curl up around the cup so that
very little of It shows. It Is not essential to have leaves and stems with this
kind 'of cap. Another style is more
true to nature, however, and It represents a half blown La France rose
standing three or four Inches above
the table. The flower Is mounted on a
green stem which is twisted spirally
so that the blossom sways as though
touched by summer zephyrs. Branching from the thick thorn decorated
stem are realistic looking rose leaves
fashioned of green crape paper; then
the base of the stem Is curled around
a green paper covered disk.
For a more elaborate ornament one
might have a cluster ot cups instead
of serving individual ones. A spray of
blossoms with leaves looked charming
In the center of n luncheon tablrf whose
decorations were pink. The flowers
were La France roses, six large beauties nestling in foliage. Each rose
heart was nn ice cup, and the spray
was laid on a mirror which was surrounded by more rose foliage.
Golden hearted flowers holding small
receptacles for orange Ice or an ice
crenm tinted to match the flower petals make a novel and pleasing decoration. These come In a variety of colors
and shades.
For the Honor of a Princess
Umc she sings at the Manhattan Opera
House, New York. Mme, Melba receives $4,000. The highest price ever
paid a singer for a single performance
was given this songstress In her native city ot Melbourne, Australia, the
mm being $13,000.
Mme. Melbn's jewels alone are worth
■ king's ransom, and she Is the owner
of a superb pearl necklace that belonged to Marie Antoinette. This fortunate lady Is very generous, and one
ot her pleasures In life Is helping
struggling genius, especially those endowed with musical talents. Mme.
Melba has a magnificent home in London, and for nine weeks when this establishment was open recently her
secretary, Miss Murphy, said the expenses were $50,000. During the opera
season In America it costs the diva
$1,000 a week to run her apartment.
•Her worst personal extravagances are
flowers and special messengers. Nothing very alarmingly rash In this expenditure, certainly. Mme. Melba, as
everybody knows, owes her professional name to the happy inspiration
of her teacher, Mme. Marches!. When
the training of her beautiful voice was
. reaching completion, a question arose
M to the name under which the young
Australian was to make her debut,
Nellie Mitchell, her maiden name, or
Mrs. Armstrong, her married appellation, being obviously Impossible for a
pVImn - donna. After various suggestions bad been considered and dismissed Mme. Marchesl exclaimed,
"Why not pay a compliment to your
native city, Melbourne, by calling
yourself after It? Melba would make
a capital name." The proposal was
adopted.   .
They Camp Out to Grow Skinny.
But, oh, how many women suffer to
follow the dlrectolre fashion! "Reduction" classes now nre as common
In social circles as classes In bridge.
Certain teachers take groups of women into the Adirondack* In relays of
twenty for a course of six weeks.
Those who wisli to den tbe sheath
gown when the season opens are getting rid of flesh at the rate ot eight or
ten pounds n week. They live in a
. lodge, and their day begins at 7 a. in.,
when they have black coffee, black
bread and a salad or fruit. With knapsacks on backs they walk and climb
as rapidly as possible until noon, when
they again ent n meager cold luncheon.
Then they rest for two hours and
walk again until 0. The evening meal
Is hearty, but devoid of sweet or fattening things. In the evening those
who are In earnest go through additional physical exercises. All retire
at 10. Hundreds of fashionable women are going through this work.
They even chop wood, skip rope and
Jump over chairs and boxes. They
seem to think tbe sheath gown worth
the pains taken to (It oneself for wearing It. 	
To Improve the Mouth.
All of us cannot hnve good looking
mouths, but we could make more of
what nature gave us than we do.
The expression of the mouth can be
utterly changed by mannerisms which-
If taken In time can be easily overcome.
Mothers can piny an Important part
In mouth formation. Children should
not be allowed to form habits that
mln the contour of the lips.
The childish trick of holding the lips
apart cuuses ttcm to sag loosely and
Shun the "Misunderstood" Man.
To be a soul mate means to feel the
highest and purest kind of love—a love
all unselfish and free from all that is
base. But there Is nothing high or
pure in the friendship of the man who
urges you to defy the laws of convention.
Never listen to the man who comes
whining to you that you "understand
him so much better than his wife
The chances are thnt his unfortunate
wife understands hltu only too well
and has a thorough contempt for him.
Somewhere In the world you probar
bly have a soul mate, and it Is to be
hoped that be will find you, but If he
comes In the guise of a married man
send htm about his business. Do not
allow yourself to become "friends"
with htm. Such friendship is never
Young Woman a Leading Economist.
At twenty-four years Anna Prltcbett
ot Louisville will have the distinction
of occupying the chair of economics in
Wellesley. She went to W'ellesley last
fall and Is the youngest professor In
tbe history of the college. She also
ranks with the youngest successful
scholars who ever have held so Important a post, and leading experts In
economics class her as a brilliant woman. She has surpassed all students
with whom she has studied. Her election to the chair in Wellesley Is due to
merit alone and Is another proof that
In the realm of higher scholarship women have the ability to stand on a
common footing wttb men.
Successful Tea Room.
Thejlrst ten room In Los Angeles
was opened something less than n
year ago by two young college women.
Miss Mildred Morris of Columbia and
Miss Harriet Morris of Smith. In tbe
first s|x months they had more than
15,000 paying customers. They have
had to enlarge their quarters and
have added to their business in several ways.
In Case of Fire.
If the alcohol lamp under the chafing dlsb comes to grief and sets the
table cover on fire, ns so frequently
happens, suffocate the flames by covering them with flour. This is better
than water or blankets or any of tbe
other means seized upon to extinguish
o sudden fire and not only quicker but
less Injurious than water.
Policy to Trumpet Her
Children as Prodigies.
She who takes sides In children's
fights. The mother hen may fight for
her brood, but If the human motber
tries It even her youngsters nre not
grateful for the Interference.
She who thinks her own lambs cun
do no wrong, while her neighbor's
lambs nre sheep of inky dye.
The motber who trumpets her children ns prodigies. They may be wonders, but perfection palls when always
in evidence. Besides, what a store of
trouble for the children to live up to
their mother's boasting!
She who thinks It clever for her little ones to he brutally frank and cannot distinguish between rudeness and
The motber who Is such a poor disciplinarian that her sole conversation
Is, "Johnny, don't do that!" "Mamie,
didn't I tell you to behave?" It pays
to make children obey, both for their
own popularity and that of tbe
She who enjoys herself at the expense of the neighborhood. Some
mothers play bridge all day, while
their children run wild, nor are tbe
Mrs. Jellybys extinct.
The mother who is sure you nre dying to hear Arabclle's latest effort on
the piano or Willie's newest recitation. The sufferer hates the mother
for the forced fibs as much as for inflicted eardrums.
She who thinks dirt is healthy and
does not bother much what sticky
fingers touch. Mothers of flngerers
generally come under the social ban.
The doting mother, who not only
flatters her own offspring, but expects
all her friends to back her up in admiration.
She who thinks manners nre Inborn
and doesn't trouble to cultivate them
in her children.
A Chicago Idea.
"Have you any more figures In marble?" asked the old lady in the art gallery.
"Not any," replied the attendant
"Any particular one you wanted to
"Yes. 1 wanted to see the statue of
limitations my husband was telling
about."—Chicago Journal.
The Really Correct Love Letter.
Jean Jacques Rousseau once declared thnt to write a good love letter
you ought to begin without knowing
what you mean to say and to finish
without knowing what you have written.
Lightning Change Attachments.
Modern matrons and maids aro not
worried by "tiresome fidelity," but
make lightning change attachments In
a way to make slow persons sit up and
take notice.
Mud stains may be removed from tan
leather shoes by rubbing them wltb
, slices of raw potato. When dry, polish
In the usual wa»
In massaging wrinkles use tbe tips
of the fingers and thumb, always
working across the line. Never follow
tbe lines of the creases.
For the baggy appearance under the
eyes rub gently wltb tho tips of the
fingers dipped In alcohol. Afterward
massage in the same way with cold
A pallid skin Indicates an anaemic
condition of the blood, the lack of the
red corpuscles. A good Iron tonic Is a
necessity to improve such a complexion.
When shampooing never rub the
loop directly on the hair, a* it gums
and Is almost Impossible to rub or
rinse off. Always have the soap In
some liquid form.
For falling bair try massaging the
scalp nightly wltb a lotion made of
three drams of pure glycerin, four
ounces of limewater and half an ounce
•f tincture of cnntbnrldea.
Bushy, Irregular eyebrows should be
brushed lightly with n camel's hair
brush dipped in olive oil, Tbe same
treatment Is good for stiff and harsh
eyebrows and is said to make them
Pork shonld not be attempted as a
food except with those who have con-,
stitutlons and stomachs of Iron, and
then it shonld be thoroughly cooked.
Children should never be allowed to
touch It or veal.
A lotion recommended to whiten a
red nose Is made of seven and a bait
grains of tannic acid and two and a
half ounces of camphor water. After
the acid Is dissolved the nose Is mols-
Itened several times n day and at night,
the liquid drying on.
The Duke de Blart, a, nobleman ot
ancient ancestry and a young man ot
great accomplishments, had disappeared from tbe court and with Mm
the PrlnceBS Alice. It was known to
tbe king that tbe duke had sought to
be a churchman, being of gloomy mind
and much given to moodiness. But
Henry, having small desire to see so
great a nobleman 'turn monk, bad
played right skillfully the dark eyes
of bis royal kinswoman against the
! Strange it. was that the duke had
not bided bis t<me until the king was
ready for a royal wedding. As for me,
bumble lieutenant of tbe musketeers
that I am, 1 knew that the princess
'loved htm not for I had been chosen
by his majesty to guard her person
and saw ber dally. Right well l
knew—but that belongs not In this
The most important thing was that
my king had bidden me in great secrecy to choose but one follower and
with him to ride to the duke's chateau
The honor of the princess rested in
my hand, of which fact Paris must not
It was in hour past midnight when
I, with "the Chevalier de Rossel at my
side, rode forth from Paris. De Rossel was in cheerful mood.
"Zounds!" said he, snapping his fingers briskly. "Methings this Duke de
Blart bath o'ershot the mark. Plotting
was bad enough, yet he must need,
having ridden with his princess beyond
the walls, lay violent bands upon her
person. Had he but waited, the king's
desire had given her to him."
To my mind also came the thought
the man must be truly mad; but, despite the weight of the occasion, something within me rejoiced that it lay
within my power to undo the duke and
return the princess to the king, her uncle.
The duke's dwelling lay some leagues
from Paris, so the first dawn overtook
us as we rode from the forest which
surrounded the chateau on three Bides.
The place was of some strength, built
In tbe days of tbe king's grandfather,
so perchance some obstacle might He
between us and an entrance. ,
But upon our reaching the entrance
to the dwelling we found It Indeed
most poorly guarded In that the guard
had unbarred the door, the day being
full upon us. Moreover. I perceived he
was ho other than one who had served
the king, an ex-musketeer of mine own
Seeing me, be stood open mouthed,
saluting with much ceremony, nor
showed he any disposition to bar our
"Faith," replied he to my greeting,
"thou art come from Paris at a most
early hour. The duke is yet abed,
having come hither but yesterday In
company with bis cousin, who Buffers from n malady."
"What now!" cried De Rossel. "Is
the lady stricken?"
"That she Is," replied tbe witless
fellow, "for the duke bore ber before
him on the saddle and hath given ber
In charge of the women, bidding them
look to It she commit no Injury upon
her person."
"Came they alone?" asked I.
"Only the two," replied he. "Art
from tbe king?"
De Rossel plucked my sleeve. " 'Twns
told In Paris," said he, "the duke's
kinswoman bad lost her wits, and 'tis
the royal pleasure we learn concerning
ber condition. It is the purpose of bis
majesty to send his leech to cure ber
if occasion warrants It."
The fellow nodded. "The duke Is
much In favor with the king," said be.
"Would see tho woman who guifrds
the maid?"
De Hossel cast upon me a look of
triumph. "'Twero most fitting," replied he, "for, the hour being early,
'twere an 111 thing to arouse the duke,
thy master."
" 'Tl8 a most strange thing." muttered
De Rossel as we followed tbe servant
through the long und dimly lighted
corridor, "beyond comprehension, and
methlnks tbcro comes a queer twtst to
our errand. Either this duke be drunk
or truly wad; therefore look to It, M.
de Marc, that no trap be set for us."
Presently we came unto tbe door of
a chamber, and the servant drew back,
signifying 'twns the room wherein was
confined the princess.
"Go thou," said De Rossel gruffly.
"Thou bast done thine errand." And
be put in tbe fellow's palm a silver
"I will remain here," said he, the
man being gone, "and If any come to
know our business I will deal with
him." So saying, he unsheathed his
sword and took his stand before the
door, upon which 1 knocked softly.
A voice from'within demanded who
sought admittance at so early an hour,
when 'twas small courtesy to disturb
a lady's quiet.
I replied that I bore a message from
the duke wblch brooked ot no delay,
whereupon a bolt was withdrawn, the
door partly opened, and tbe face of a
woman appeared.
In the dim light she noted not my
person, but demanded Irritably thnt I
deliver the message quickly and  lie-
thrown to the floor, where she lay
"'Tls tbe antechamber to the Inner
room," said De Rossel, peering over
my shoulder. "Go In. I will look to
the wench that she make no outcry."
Pushing the heavy draperies guarding the entrance to the inner chamber
aside, I entered without ceremony,
then paused, for tbe princess was before me.
Aroused by the sound of voices in
the antechamber, she had risen from
a couch and confronted me. The halt
light touched her wltb a glow soft as
moonlight, revealing tbe whiteness of
her Bkln, the gentle curve of her
throat and neck and the veiled splendor ot the soft dark eyes.
"My lord," said she, "what means I
this Intrusion? 'Tls but poor courtesy
which sends thee blther when I would
be alone.''
She took me for the Duke de Blart.
The shadow of tbe draperies concealed my features, and, I being somewhat tbe size of tbe nobleman, the
mistake was easy. I took a step toward her, the gleam of my hilt flashing In the light She started, her hand
going to a little toy dagger which lay
upon the table at her aide. Suddenly
the color wblch had risen to her
cheeks died away, ber lips parted and
her hand went to her heart.
"M. de Marc." she cried, "M. de
Marc, 'Us tnou! Thou wilt save me
from this madman f ___-^_^__
"Princess," I replied, "none shall
harm thee. The king bath sent me to
take thee back to Paris.'
She smiled softly, laying her band
upon my arm, "Brave M. de Marc!"
cried she.  "Would I might"—
The voice of De Rossel checked her
words, his face appearing between the
"Look to thyself, De Marc!" he cried.
A cry from the princess made me
turn sharply. Beyond the circle of
light where the dark canopy of tbe
bed met the wall I saw an evil figure,
Famous London Correspondent Confesses That He Is Particular About
His Comforts When Ha Is at the
Front and His Cart Is Famous—
j He Has Been Thirty-Five Years
Following the Troops.
A few weeks ago, when the trouble*
in the Near East had reached an acute*
stage, an interviewer ran up against
Mr. Melton Prior, the famous war artist and correspondent, in the Strand,
London, and under the shadow of the'
fine old church ol St. Clement Danes*
the following conversation ensued:
"Off to Bulgaria and Turkey?" ask'
ed the reportei.
Mr. Prior (laughingly): "Not this
time. In the first place, I don't-believe a shot will be fired, and, secondly, I am .gettink a little too old for
Europeatf cairSpaigns. They entail a
tremendous lot qf 'hustling' nowadays
in order to get 'live' sketches and
copy. The fights are conducted at
such long range—often six and seven'
miles—and the movements are carried
out with sueh, rapidity, that a man
requires a very good pair of legs and
strong constitution to keep up with
the line of fire. I would not mind a>
Nile Expedition or a Zulu war, which
can be taken in a more leisurely fashion.  They would be a nice holiday."
"From which 1 gather that you still
have a main eye for creature'comforts?"
Mr. Prior (with a chuckle): "Well, I
always believed, in making myself
comfortable. Other correspondents
used to crack jokes about my cart, in
which I carried all the little luxuries
I possibly could; but they laugh best
who lnufeh last and the joke was mine-
when we had to camp in wild regions,
right away from any commissariat,
^^^^^^^—^^—^^——-, I remember that at Ulundi, where,
cloaked and booted, > plumed hat upon | in  1879,  Lord  Chelmsford  beat the
     ,    •_!__   t,_.il_     T   _...-   41.-
head and naked blade In band. 'Twns
the Duke de Blart, who had entered
noiselessly through a secret passage In
the wall.
His eyes were fixed upon me in
more astonishment, nor methlnks he
recognized in tbe intruder of tbe princess' chamber tbe king's musketeer.
As I wavered, my band upon the
hilt, be advanced slowly, his eyes still
fixed upon my face.
"Sir," said he very softly, "what
would you wltb this lady?"
Tbe princess crept to my side.
"Brave M. de Marc," she whispered,
"trust him not.   A sudden tbrust"-
"Slr," cried the duke a second time,
"what is thy business?"
"At tbe king's command," replied I
"Aye, tbe good king," he muttered.
"We were to dine together. What of
the king?"
De llossel stepped across the threshold. "The man is mad," he whispered,
"mad as a hare. Beware, De Marc."
Tbe sight of him changed tbe
duke's mood.
"Begone!" he cried; then of a sudden be lunged at me with bis sword.
As the blood drawn from tbe prick
he gave me in the shoulder appeared
upon the lace of my collar the princess cried out, and De Rossel pressed
Angered by tbe wound, I made to
thrust my opponent through the body,
but de Rossel thrust my point aside.
"Wouldst slay a madman?" he cried.
"There Is another way."
Even as he spoke my point, being
turned from its true aim, pierced the
duke's shoulder. He started back, a
wondrous change coming over  bim.
Zulus in a decisive battle, I was the
only man with a -tent.   Even Lord
Chelmsford slept under a tarpaulin."
And then,  ns the reporter accom-
?anied Mr. Prior to his office in The
frustrated London News building for
a smoke and chat, the famous war
correspondent told him of the great
Iobs he had at Ulundi. "That Zulu
campaign," he snid, "lasted about six
months, and the Buttle of Ulundi watt
practically the last fight. In the excitement I was robbed, ot my sketchbooks containing my notes of tho
whole campaign. I was utterly broken up with disappointment, and I,
remember hoi*/ I fell to the ground
and burst into tears.' Sir William
Gordon dimming, who was passing,
called out, 'Never mind, Prior,-here's
my note-book. Run about and make
your sketches again.' And this I did,
but the loss of my earlier sketches
was irreparable.
"It is rather a 'tall order," Mr.
Prior remarked, when asked to tell
something about his earliest cam*
pnigns. "It means carrying my mind
back over n distance of thirty-flvo
years; for it was in 1873 that I made
my first appearance on a battlefield
in the Ashnnti War. And I remember that I made a vow, when tho
enemy were screeching and yelling
around us and sending their slugs
from nil parts, that if I ever got out
of thnt fight, alive I would try a mora
peaceful vocation. But, alas! I have
been false to my vow. It wbb a case
of 'What's bred in the bone,' etc., I
"By the way. ii ever you go out rj"
that part of the world don't forget
yonr tips for the nntives. I did. when
I went out to the war in '73. My
luggage was put into a surf boat, manned solely by the natives of the coast,
and sr we padfH"d to tho shore they
seemed to sing 'Yon plenty dash me.'
The mod light in bis eyes died out, the j I paid no attention, 'not 'undarsUnd-
letting forth of blood o'ercomlng the
malady. With a bewildered gesture
he passed his band across bis eyes.
"O God," be muttered, "what thing
be this?"
Suddenly, before I could Intervene,
he'threw himself upon his knees before the princess.
"Madame," cried he, " 'tls the curso
upon my race, "i'was for that I sought
to be a churchman."
A look of great pity came to tbe
lady's eyes. "My lord." said she, -thou
art forgiven.   The king"—
"The king!" cried he. "I cannot meet
the king!"
Wltb a cry of terror be gained his
feet and sought blindly for his sword.
I thought he would have set upon us
and stood on guard, but 'twas against
himself he turned the blade.
Quicker than thought be set the hilt
against the wall, pressing the point
upon his heart so the steel pierced
through ere any could raise a hand,
De Rossel bent over the quivering
body, "Death!" he muttered. '"Tls
a sorry thing. The madness of tbe
Dnke de Blart bath slain him." Then,
turning to the princess, who leaned
half fainting against my shoulder,
■poke he:
"Madam, the horses await below
and the king I Paris. Let us ride
thither quickly. I warrant M. do Marc
will soon become a nobleman."
But what care I for what the king
might offer me? In tbe eyes ot the
princess I bad read that which is not
In the gift of kings.
Nautical Ignorance.
The captain of an ocean liner was
talking about the Ignorance of the sea
and of nautical terms that is sometimes displayed by lady passengers.
"Last summer," he said, "there was
a young lady on board whom I showed
over the steerage. As we were making
our tour the steerage people were eating their dinner, and I couldn't help
remarking the tremendous appetite of
a red haired man.
"I said. Must look at the amount of
  ^       . food that follow consumes!'
gone, but I, placing my knee against ! " 'I suppose, captain,' said the yoiinr
the half closed door. Ihrnst It back 'lady, 'that he Is what yon MO**** uH a
with'such force that tbe woman was glowawavt"!
ing what they meant, the result being
Hint out of revenge for not having
'plenty dashed" thom—meaning pnid
them well—they let tho bout swing
broadside on to the shore, and the
next heavy surl turned it over, landing mv luggage and myself in the
"Did you ever hear, by the way,
how The Standard yns able to announce that, peace had been signed
between Briton , and Poor after the
war of 18R1. not only before any other
newspaper had the information, but.
also before tbe Government had received the official news from Gen. Sir
Ev lyn Wood?
". knew'one of Sir Ev»lvn Wood's
aides-de-camp, anil 1 asked him to
giv» me the quiet tip when Kruger
had signed, tbe peace document and
Sir Evelyn wan about to nien. The.
document was signed at O'V-il's farm,
at the bottom of Mnjubn Hill, and a
whole crowd of war correspondents
waited outside for Ihe offlelnl information. I bail arranged, however, thnt,
as soon as the process of sicninc'-hnd
begun the aiilc-dc-ciimp should como
outside and wink at. me, while I signalled to Cameron, The Standard correspondent, who was lying on the
ground somo distance nwny with a
horse behind a boulder, by raising my
I "The whole tiling worked ont exactly as I had planned, and Cameron was
traveling ns fast as his home could
take him to the camp telegraph sta-
I tion, when Sir Evelyn came out of tho
house and said to ns, 'Gentlemen, I
have to announce thnt peace has been
signed, but. I shall block the telegraph
wires until my official despatch has
reached the Government.'
| "I never think of my 8o"th African
campaigning days." Mr. Prior contin-'
ued. "without recnllim* that it was
in the Boer War ol 1881 that I was
credited with making one of the standard jokes of South Africa. In those
dnyR we generally traveled from one
town to another in heavy, uncomfortable post carls, usually drawn by six
horses. The ronds wore of the worst
possible description. But I did hundreds of miles in these post carts, and
on one occasion, having a cheery
coloninl companion by my side, he
asked me how 1 liked South Africa,
and what did I think of the country.
Carefully readjusting my pince-nez, I
replied 'that I thought it was a fine
country to live- cr-out of.'" THE    REPORTER.    MICHEL.    BRITISH    COLUMBIA.
Aatker e/"6*&> Hreterja/eHtMea *"•*■"
"W> MsniUrio'e rex." Eta.
Copyrlirtt, 1W, by O. W. Dilltae-
bam Company.
Paul had his doubts as to what tne
outcome of Mr. fash's charity would
be and, being amused; was about to
pursue the conversation when the Inner door opened,, and Ptsh, looking
troubled, appeared.. 'When be saw
Paul he started and came forward.
"I was Just aboijit tip send Tray for
you," said he, looking, anxious, "Something unpleasant has come to light In
connection with Krlll.":   ,
Beecot started and brought out tbe
•crap ot paper, "Look at that," he
said, "and you will see that the man
warned Sylvia." .
Pash glanced hurriedly over the paper. "Most unfortunate," he said, folding It up and .putting'nut bis cheeks;
"but It's too late. The name of Krlll
was In those printed bills—a portrait
also, and now"—.   .
"Well, what?" asked Paul, seeing the
lawyer hesitated.
"Come Inside and you'll see." said
Pash and conducted Beecot Into tbe
inner room.
Here sat two ladies. The elder was
a woman of over fifty, but who looked
younger, owing to ber fresh complexion and plump figure. She had a
firm (ace, with hard blue eyes and a
rather full lipped mouth. Her hair
was white, and there was a great deal
of It. Under a widow's cap* it was
dressed a la Marie Antoinette, and she
looked very handsome in a full blown
flowery way. She had firm, white
hands, rather large, and, as she removed her black gloves, these, Paul
saw, were covered with cheap rings.
Altogether a respectable, well dressed
widow, but evidently not a lady.
Nor was the girl beside ber, who
revealed sufficient similarity of features to announce herself the daughter
of the widow. There was the same
fresh complexion, full red lips and
hard blue eyes. But the hair was
of a golden color nnd fashionably
dressed. Tbe young woman—she likewise was not a lady—was also In
"This," said Path, Indicating the elder woman, who smiled; "Is Mrs. Lemuel Krlll."
"The wife of tbe man who called
himself Aaron Norman." went on the
widow; "and this." she indicated her
daughter, "Is his heiress."
I DON'T   know    what
mean," said Beecot
The lawyer aroused himself to make a concise
statement of the'case. "So far as I
understand," be said In his nervous.
Irritable way, "these ladles claim to
be the wife and daughter of Lemuel
Krlll, whom we knew as Aaron Norman."
"And I think by his real name also,"
■aid the elder woman In her deep,
smooth contralto voice nnd with the
display of an admirable set of teeth.
"Norman was not your husband,
madam," cried Paul Indignantly.
"I agree wltb you. sir. Lemuel Krlll
was my husband. 1 saw In the newspapers, which penetrate even into the
quiet little Hants village I live la, that
Aaron Norman had been murdered. I
never thought he Was the man who
had left me more than twenty years
ago with an only child to bring up.
But tbe bills offering the reward assured me that Norman and Krlll are
one and tbe same man. Therefore,"
she draw herself up and looked piercingly at tbe young man, "I have come
to see after the property. I understand
from the papers that my daughter la
an heiress to millions."
"Not millions," said Pash hastily.
"The newspapers have exaggerated
the amount. Five thousand a year,
madam, and It is left to Sylvia."
"Who is Sylvia?" asked Mrs. Krlll
In the words of .Shakespeare's song.
"She is the daughter of Mr. Norman," said Paul quickly, "and Is engaged to marry me."
Mrs. Krlll's eyes traveled over his
shabby suit from head to foot and
then back again from foot to bead.
She glanced sideways at her companion, and the girl, laughed In n hard,
contemptuous manner. "1 fear you
.will be disappointed in losing a rich
wife, sir," said the elder woman
•weetly. ■   • ,
"I have not lost the money yet," replied Paul hotly.    "Not that I care
for the money, but I do care for Syl-
*»li Norman"—
"With whom I have nothing to do."
"She Is your husband's daughter."
"But not mine.   This Is my daughter,
Maud—tbe legal daughter of Lemuel
and myself," sbe added meaningly.
"Good bcavcns, madam!" cried Ree-
tot, bis face turning white. "What
lo yon mean?"
Paul sat down nnd concealed bis fact
with a groan. He was thinking not
to much of the loss of the money, although that was a consideration, at of
tbe thame Sylvia would feel at her position. Then a gleuni of hope darted
Into bis mind. "Mr. Norman was mar-
lied to Sylvia's motber under his own
name, You can't prove tbe marriage
"I have no wish to. When did thli
marriage take place?"
Beecot looked ut the lawyer, who
replied, "Twenty-two years ago," and
he gave the date.
Mrs. Krlll fished In a black morocco
bag she carried and brought out a
•hubby blue euvclb;ie.   "I thought this
might be needed," sbe said, passing It
to Pash. "You will find there my marriage certificate. I became the wife
of Lemuel Krlll thirty years ago. And,
as 1 am stlli living, I fear the later
marriage"- She smiled blandly and
shrugged her shoulders.
Throwing back bis head, Paul re-
tortec'. "You forget, madam, there Is
a will."
Mrs. aHII's fresh color turned to a
dull white and ber hard eyes sbot Ore.
"A will." she said slowly. "I shall dispute the will If It Is not In my favor.
I am tbe widow of this man und I
claim full Justice. Besides," sbe went
on, wetting her full lips with her
tongue, "I understood from tbe newspapers that the money waa left to Mr.
Krlll's daughter."
Paul rose and dung back his head
again. "You have not got tbe money
yet, madam," be said defiantly.
Not at all disturbed, Mrs. Krlll smiled
her eternal smile. "I uui here to get It
There Is a will, you say," she added,
turning to Pash. "And I understand
from this gentleman," sbe Indicated
Beecot slightly, "that the money Is left
to Mr. Krlll's daughter. Does he name
Maud or Sylvia?"
Pasb slapped down the certificate Irritably. "He names no one. The will
Is a hasty document, badly worded,
and simply leaves all tbe testator died
possessed of to--my daughter."
"Which of course ineaus Maud here.
I congratulate you, dear." she said,
turning to the girl, who looked happy
and flushed. "Your father has made
up to us both for his cruelty and desertion."
Seeing that there was nothing to be
said, Paul weat to the door. But there
his common sense left him and be
made a valedictory speech. "1 know
that Mr. Krlll left tbe money to Sylvia."
"Ob, no," said the widow, "to his
daughter, as I understand the wording
of tbe will runs. In that case this
nameless girl has nothing."
"Pash!" cried Beecot. turning despairingly to the little solicitor.
The old man shook his head and
sucked In his cheeks. "I am sorry, Mr.
Beecot," said he In a pitying tone,
"but as the will stands the money must
certainly go to the child born In wedlock. I have tbe certificate here," he
laid his monkey paw on It "but of
course I shall make Inquiries."
"By all means," said Mrs. Krlll graciously. "My daughter and myself
have lived for mauy years In Christ-
church, Hants. We keep tbe Inn there
—not the principal Inn, but a small
public house on tbe outskirts of the
village. It will be a change for us
both to come Into five thousand a year
after such penury. Of course, Mr.
Pash, you will act for my daughter
and myself."
"Mr. Pash acts for Sylvia," cried
Paul, still lingering at tbe door. The
lawyer was on the horns of a dilemma. "If what Mrs. Krlll says Is true
I can't dispute the facts," he said irritably, "and I am unwilling to give up
the business. Prove to me, ma'am,
that you are the lawful widow of my
late client, and that tbls Is my late
esteemed client's lawful daughter, and
I will act for you."
Mrs. Krlll's ample bosom rose and
fell and her eyes glittered triumphantly. She cast a victorious glance at
Beecot But that young man wns looking at the solicitor. "Rats leave tbe
•Inking ship," said he bitterly: "you
will not prosper, Pash."
"Every one prospers who protects
the widow and the orphan." said Pasb
In a pious tone, and so disgusted Paul
that he clost,". the door wltb a bang
and went out Tray was playing
chuck farthing at the door and keeping
Mr. Grexon Hay from coming in.   ■
"You there, Beecot?" Bald this gentleman coldly. "1 wish you would tell
this brat to let me enter."
"Brat yourself, y' toff!" cried Tray,
pocketing his money. "Ain't I o-doln'
as my master tells me? He's engaged
with two pretty women"—he leered In
a way wblch made Paul long to box his
ears—"so I don't spile sport You've
cot tired of them, Mr. Beecot?"
"How do you know Mr. Beecot's
name?" asked Hay calmly.
"Lor', sir. didn't you and me pull
him from under tbe wheels?"
"Oh," Bald Grexon, suddenly enllgbt
cned. "were you tbe boy? Since you
bave washed your face I didn't recognize you. Well, Beecot you look disturbed."
"I bave reason to. And since you
and this boy pulled me from under the
wheels of the motor," said Paul, glancing /rom one to the other, "I should
like to know what became of the
"I'm sure I don't know," Bald Grexon
quietly. "We talked of this before. I
gave It as my opinion. If you remember, that It was picked up In the
street by the late Aaron Norman and
was used to seal his mouth. At least
that Is tbe only way In which 1 can
conjecture you lost It"
"You never saw It drop from my
"I should have picked It up and returned It had I Been It," said Hay, fixing bis eyeglass. "Perhaps tbls boy
saw It."
"Saw what?" asked Tray, who was
listening with both his large ears.
"An old blue velvet case with a
brooch Inside." said Beecot quickly.
Tray shook his bead vigorously. "If
I'd seen It I ha' nicked It" he said
Impudently. "Catch me glvln' It back
f y*. Mr. Beecot!"
"Why don't you ask the detectives
to search for the brooch," said Hay,
"It Is In the detective's possession,"
•aid Paul sullenly; 'but we want to
know how It camt to pin Norman's
llpa together."
"I can't imagine, unless he picked ;
It up.  If lost at all It must have been
lost In the street the old man lived In,
and you told me he wanted the brooch
badly." ,
"But he waan't oa the BpotT"
-not," cried Tray suddenly, -tne
one eyed co»„ I Ho, yuss, but warn't
he? Why. when they was a-gltln'
the ambulance, an' the peelers wos a-
crowdln' round, he come dancing like
bllleo out of his shorp."
Beecot thought this was strange, as
he understood from Debor,ah and Bart
and Sylvia that Norman had known
nothing of the accident at the time.
Then again Norman himself had not
mentioned It when he paid that visit
to tbe hospital within a few hours
of his death. "I don't think that's
true," he said to Tray sharply.
"Ob. cuss Ik" sa!;l that young gentleman, "wot d' I enre. Tli' ole cove
come an' danced In the mud. aad then
he gits Int his shorp again. Trew Is
trew, saly wot y' like, mister—ho."
Beecot turned his back on the boy.
After all, be was uot worth arguing
with and a liar by Instinct, Still. In
this case be might have spoken the
truth. Norman might have appeared
on the scene of the accident and have
picked up tbe brooch. Paul thought he
would tell lluril this, and, meantime,
held out bis hand to Hay. In spite,
of the bad character he bad heard of
that young man, be saw no reason
why be should not be civil to him,
until he found him out. Meantime,
he was on his guard.
"One moment." said Grexon, grasping the outstretched hand. "I have
something to say to you." and be
walked a little way with Paul. "1
am going In to see Pash on business
which means a Utile money to me.
I was tbe unfortunate cnuse of your
accident. Beecot, so I think you might
accept £20 or so from me."
"No. thank you all the same," said
Paul gratefully, yet with a certain
amount of caution, "I can struggle-
along. After all. It was an accident"
"You are a hani hearted sort of
chap," said Hay coldly, but rather annoyed at bis friendly advances being
flouted. "Well, then. If you won't accept a loan, let me help you In another
way. Come dine at my rooms. I have
a young publisher coming also, and if
you meet him be will be able to do
something for you. He's under obligations to me, and you may be certain
I'll use all my Influence In your favor.
Come, now—next Tuesday—that's a
week off. You can't have any engagement at sucb a long notice."
Paul smiled. "I never do have any
engagements." be said, with his boylBh
tmlle, "thank you. I'll look In If I
"Then I count on you." said Hay,
"This publisher will do a lot for you.
By Jove, what a good looking girl!"
He said this under his breath. Miss
Maud Krlll appeared on the doorstep
where the two young men Btood and
stumbled against Grexon In passing.
His hat was off at once, and he apologized profusely. Miss Krlll. who
seemed a young womnn of few words,
as Paul thought from her silence In
the office, smiled and bowed, but passed on, without saying a "thank you."
Mrs. Krlll followed, escorted by the
treacherous Pash. who was all smiles
and band washings and bows. Apparently be was quite convinced that
the widow's story was true, and Paul
felt sick at tbe news he would have to
tell Sylvia. Pash saw the young man
and, meeting his Indignant eyes, darted back Into his office like a rabbit Into
Its burrow. The widow sailed out In
her calm, serene way. without a look
at either Paul or his companion. Yet
the young man had an Instinct that she
sa\, them both.
"That's the mother, I expect," said
Hay, putting bis glass firmly Into bis
eye. "A handsome pair. Gad, Paul,
that yonng woman—eb?"
"Perhaps you'd like to marry her,"
•aid Paul bitterly.
Hay drew himself up stiffly. "I don't
marry stray young women I see on the
street, however attractive," be said In
his cold voice. "I don't know either of
these ladles."
"Pash will Introduce you If you make
It worth bis while."
"Why the deuce should I?" retorted
Hay, staring.
'Well," said Beeeot Impulsively telling the whole of tbe misfortune Han
had befallen him, "that Is tbe wife and
that is the daughter of Aaron Noruiau,
alias Krlll. The daughter inherits
five thousand a year, so marry her and
be happy."
But your Dulclnea V asked Grexon,
dropping his eyeglass In amazement
"She haB me and poverty," said Paul,
turning away. Nor could the quiet call
of Hay make him stop. But at the
end of the street he looked back and
saw Grexon entering the office of the
lawyer. If Hay was the man Hurd
said he wns, Paul guessed that be
would Inquire about the heiress and
marry her, too, If her banking account
was large and safe,
(To be Continued.)
Dropped Into the Sea.
Mount McCullocli. a peak 300 feet
high west of Unnlnskn, haB dropped
Into the sea following a volcanic eruption, according to Information brought
to San FranclBco by tbe revenue cutler McCullocli. Officers of the government vessel say that Instead of the
mountain there is now a landlocked
bay three miles wide, Into which the
cotter Balled and In which she made
soundings. The wnter showed a depth
of from elgbt fathoms at the edges to
twenty-five fathoms In the center.
Mount McCullocli was first seen a year
ago, when tbe cutter after which It is
named arrived off tbe coast—San
Francisco Argonaut
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"You are very much In love with
him, dear, aren't you?" Mrs. Brevort
Inquired, uot without a certain doubtful note In her tone, which seemed to
hint that sucb possibly might not be
tbe case.
Tbe girl who stood hy-tbe window,
looking out at tbe uneven pavements
of tbe Roman street, turned slowly
and smiled. In that smile were weariness nnd subtle understanding and patient resignation.
"Yes, I am very much In love with
him, Aunt Elinor." she said In a colorless voice, as If she were saying the
words more because they were expected of her than for any other reason.
Mrs. Brevort smiled her open approval. The little frown of doubt
which for the pnst few moments had
wrinkled her brow suddenly disappeared. She crossed tbe room to the
girl's side and threw an arm about
"Of course, dearie," sbe cooed, "your
bapplnesB Is my first I might almost
say my only, concern. No one realizes
better than I the portent of this step-
that all .your future, all your lifelong
happiness depends upon it. No one, I
think you'll admit, too, Is more averse
to the majority of these marriages
than I am. but tbe duke Is so utterly
different from all the other eligible
men we bave met. He 1b not seeking
your money, denr, for he is Immensely
wealthy in his own "right He Is an
upright, honest, splendid type of an—
more like our own men In America, I
think, than any one we have seen.
Isn't that your Impression of him?"
"Yes," said the girl in the same colorless voice.
Mrs. Brevort's pale face grew rather
eager. "Somehow I have felt from tbe
first that your destinies were linked,
yours nnd his." said sbe, "but when
he talked with me this afternoon I
gave him no definite answer. I let him
understand that Ihe matter rested primarily with you; that It was your happiness that wos at stake.
"He didn't seem quite to understand
my attitude nt first, but he was perfectly charming about It, as he Is in
everything. He snid I was to speak to
you and that he would call for me this
afternoon at 4 in tbe road car, and
while we went out to the aqueduct 1
could give him my final decision, or,
rather, yours."
The girl had turned again to the
window. Sbe wns looking abstractedly at the passing crowd In tbe street
below. Her brow wns furrowed by a
little disfiguring frown. Her lips were
set tightly together. Her eyes were
troubled. •
"So I suppose I am to give him a favorable answer, am I not?" Mrs. Brevort suggested tentatively.
Tbe girl was silent The troubled
look in her eyes grew more pronounced. Her aunt watched her narrowly
and with growing Impatience.
"Peggy, dear, 1 asked you a question," she reminded her niece. "Is It a
favorable answer I am to give?"
The girl shrugged ber dainty shoulders. "Yes. yes; oh, yes!" she Bald
hurriedly. "It doesn't matter." Her
voice suddenly choked. "Nothing matters!"
Mrs. Brevort elevated her brows.
"Really, Peggy"— sbe began cbldihgly.
But the girl turned swiftly nnd left
the room, waving back the older woman, who started to follow ber. Something like a smothered sob sounded as
the door closed behind ber.
Mrs. Brevort looked rather angry for
a moment. Then she recovered her
usual composure and smiled. But there
was something distinctly unpleasant in
that snille.
She glanced at the bronze clock ticking unobtrusively on tbe mantel. It
pointed to half after 3. She went to a
desk near the front window and from
a drawer drew out a bundle of letters.
They were all directed In the same
hand—Peggy's hand. And they were
all addressed to Mr. William Hale, at
some outlandish Spanish sounding
town In Ecuador. South America.
Mrs. Brevort smiled again, it had
cost her a pretty penny to circumvent
tbe mailing uf those letters, but tbere
are many itching palms In Rome, and
what good money will not accomplish,
if It is judiciously placed, is nut worth
An open fire burned dully In the
grate beneath tbe mantel. Mrs. Brevort stepped briskly over to It and fed
the bundle of letters to tbe flames.
She watched grimly until there was
nothing left of them save a few gray
white ashes.
Then from another drawer she took
out another bundle of letters. Tbey
were thick letters, all of them. The
sprawling superscriptions were all for
Peggy, and they were postmarked with
the name of the Spanish town In Ecuador.
Other Itching Roman palms had been
soothed In tho conventional way to
bring those epistles into Mrs. Brevort's
These, too, she consigned to the
grate, watched them burn and then
arrayed herself for ber appointment
with tbe duke.
At precisely 4 be came In the road
car. She descended the stairs, greeted
him effusively, and together they whirled off toward the aqueduct
Scarcely had Mrs. Brevort taken her
departure when there came to the hotel a brisk, broad shouldered young
man. Unmistakably be was American,
and unmistakably be had been enduring recently  all  the discomforts of
continental travel when such travel
necessitates haste.
He glanced at tbe register, saw
thereon a certain name and heaved a
mighty sigh of relief, but even as he
searched bis pockets for bis cardcase
the owner of the name tbat had caused his recent sigh came tripping down-
the etalrs arrayed for a walk through
the. autumn streets, and, turning
around, tbe young man stood staring
open mouthed at Peggy in all her
The girl's eyes, too, lighted suddenly.
She gave a little gasp of surprise. In
an Instant the young man was beside
ber, and both her hands were In his
"Peggy. Peggy!" be was saying
"Billy," sbe was saying In a low,
shaken voice, "where on earth did you
In n masterful manner be led her to
tbe street. Once outside they both began talking as fast as they could.
"Not a word from you all this time,"
he declared, "not one single, solitary
word. I couldn't stand it any longer.
I left the bridge building down there
and my chances for eternal fame and
fortune with it, all In the hands of
Johnson, and came over here to learn
the worst. I even had to cable north
to Daniels to find out where you were."
"Billy, wbat do you mean?" she
asked In unbelief. "I have written
and written and never had one single
answer from you." •
"Eh? What's this?" said he. "I've
written every day of my life. You
haven't got them?" His eyes grew
suddenly dark. "Where's that precious
aunt of yours?"
And suddenly Peggy remembered in
the midst of her new found happiness
Just where her aunt was.
"Oh, heavens, Billy!" she said. "Why
didn't you come before?"
"Why?" she repeated. "Why, Indeed!
Aunt Elinor is out motoring this afternoon with the Duke of Selena. She
has gone with him to tell him I'll marry him. I thought—I thonght—when
you were silent—when 1 didn't hear
from you"—
His teetb came together with a click.
He faced her there in the Roman
street, wltb tbe Roman sunshine flooding it wltb mellow warmth.
"To tell him you'll marry him!" he
repeated. "Peggy, you're not going to,
are you?"
She looked at him archly. "It's the
only offer I've bad recently," sbe said
In mocking happiness.
"You'll have another right away,"
said he, with determination, "one that
1 dure you to turn down." he added,
with a boyish laugh.
"But tbe duke." she said breathlessly. "I'm probably engaged to blm by
this time. Aunt Elinor wastes no
"I'll attend to the duke and your
aunt too," said he grimly. "What
time will tbey return?"
"Almost any minute now," said she.
"Come, let's go back. We mustn't miss
them, must we, Billy?"
A Grateful Boy.
A gift always opens the door of an
Eskimo heart, declares Knud Rasmus-
sen In "The People of the Polar
North," and then tells tbe story of a
little orphan boy whom he ran across
in bis travels.
I had a little pocketknife in my
pocket and 1 preseuted it to him In
order to establish our acquaintance.
It wns assuredly the first time In hit
life that the boy bad ever had such an
experience ns to receive a preBent I
assured blm tbat I really meant It
Then, without a change of expression,
he snatched the knife out of my hand
and ran off. I did not think tbat I
should see any more of blm and was
just going Into our tent when he came
running up with a piece of walrus
meat, which he pressed into my hand.
"Thou gnvest, Bee; I give, too," said
be, and his face shone wltb grease and
pride. But from that day forth we
were friends.
Kajorungunq had no relatives at an
to look after htm. He was everybody's
drudge and slept la an old ruined
building, where lie Bald he was very
comfortable. He could not have been
more than ten years old at tbe outside,
although tbere was little of tbe child
about blm, but ufter he came to live
In our tent we noticed that he began
to sing when alone, and after awhile
he would beat time to his singing on
a little tin box, bo in spite of a life of
neglect be got a little Joy now and
An Essay on Man,
Man that Is born of woman Is small
potatoes and few In n bill. He rises
up today and flourishes like a ragweed, and tomorrow or next day the
undertaker hath blm. He goeth forth
In the morning warbling like a lark
and Is knocked out In one round and
two seconds. In tbe midst of life he Is
In debt, nnd the tax collector pursues
him wherever be goeth. Tbe banister
of life Is full of splinters, nnd be slld-
eth down with considerable rapidity.
He cometb home nt eventide and meet-
eth the wheelbarrow In bis path. It
rlsetb up and smlteth him to tbe earth
and fallcth upon him und runneth one
of its legs Into his car. In the gentle
springtime he pultetb on his summer
clothes, and a blizzard strlketh blm
far from home and filleth htm with
cuss words and rheumatism. He buy-
eth a watchdog, and when he cometh
home from the club the watchdog
trecth him and bIiihIi near him until
rosy morn. He goeth to the race
course nnd bettetb his money on the
brown mare, and the bay gelding with
a blaze face wliineth. He marrleth a
red headed heiress with a wart on her
nose, nnd the next day the parent ancestor goeth under with a crash and
great liabilities and cometh home to
live with bis beloved son-in-law.
One of Canada's Best Debaters and
Hardest Political Fighters Is Now
Making Himself Famous as an
Auditor of Accounts—Probity and
Analytical Powers Are a Byword
In the Civil Service.
James Clancy, provincial auditor of
Ontario, who is making quite a name
for himself at present as the watchdog of the provincial treasury, ia one
of the ablest public officials in Canada. A man of the highest probity
and of a keen analytical mind, while
a member of the House of Commons
he made a most favorable impression
throughout the country by bis trenchant and luminous criticisms of
men and measures and was recognized
as among the clearest thinkers and
ablest debaters the Dominion has
produced.    He  was   fearless,   frank
and honest in his expressions nnif
usually took a broad, statesmanlike
view of public matters.
He comes of Irish parents and was
born at Mosa, Middlesex, Ont., in
1844, and was for some years a farmer
by profession. He sat as. town coun-
councillor nt Dresden for n t me and
in 1883 was elected to the Legislature,
where he at once took hig'i rank ns
a debater. He was defeaM at the
general elections of 1894 and remained
out of public life until the general
elections of 1896. Then he was returned for Bothwcll to the House of
Commons, defeating Hon. David
Mills, the veteran Liberal. He was
a staunch Conservative and did splendid work for his party while he sat
in the Commons. He is a Roman
Catholic and in July, 1868, married
Emily, daughter of the late Alexander Macintosh.
Mr. Haldane Tells of Old Days When.
Thorns Were More Plentiful.
After inspecting tho cadet (or junior
officers' training) corps, boys in
khaki and tartan kilte, at his old
school, the Edinburgh Academy, recently, Right Hon. R. B. Haldane,
Secretary for War, gave an amusing
account of his own Bchool days there,
"a good bit more than a quarter of a
century ago.i'
"You are, he Baid, "a little more
luxurious then we were. I am told*
that the boys sometimes spend twopence and even threepence on their
lunches. We never had more than'a
penny. (Laughter.) You have got 'all
sorts of things that we never dreamed"
of having. I do not believe that we
were a hardier lot, but our fare was
more frugal. That only marks the-
march of civilization.
"Everybody was content with very
little then. I recall how we used to-
fight for a currant bun and half nn
Albert across the bar in the janitor's
window. The only drinking water was
in a trough; under the swaying bodies
of the mass of boys fighting to get
their lunches, you dipped down as
well as you could and got a jugful of
water and crumbs, and slaked your
thirst for the day.   (Laughter.)
"It was a good hardy time. There
was plenty of fighting work to be
done when you had to get home in
the afternoon, because there wns an
opposing enemy whom we always encountered. It developed habits of
self-reliance, and the boy was very
much looked down upon who went
skulking home by the other side in
order to dvoid the fight.
"To me these days seem ot this
moment ns yesterday, and I almost
feel as if I would like to enroll myself in the officers' junior corps, but
I am afraid I should be ruled out as
physically unsuitable."   (Laughter.)
"A Bad 'Un to Beat."
A rider unequalled—a sportsman complete,
A rum 'un to follow, a bad 'un to
0 Whyte-Melville, many years ago,
wrote of Lord Suffleld, who was.
seventy-nine years old the other day.
His lordship possesses many fine
qualities, but to the sporting fraternity he is known as one of the best
horsemen who ever threw leg over
pigskin. Whyte-Melville's comment
on Lord Suflield's horsemanship might
be supplemented by that of Lord
Ribblesdole, who once said that "Suffleld had the rare art of galloping like
Bteam between the fenoes, and yet
jumping the places almost from a
stand." Besides being a courtier to
the finger-tips, a personal friend of
tbe King, a lover of horses, and a
soldier, Lord Suffleld is also Lord of
the Manor of Yarmouth, and as such
takes everything washed up by theses upon a particular stretch oi
Scientist,   Analyst,    Magistrate, and
War Correspondent all Testify.
Men and women great in point of
knowledge, position and experience,
any that Zam-Buk stands superior to
all other healing substances. Read the
opinions of the following eminent
men :—
Mr. C. E. Sanford, of Weston, King's
Co., N.S., a magistrate, a School Commissioner, and Baptist Deacon, says:
"Zam-Buk cured me of eczema on my
ankle, which had defied every other
remedy tried during twenty years. It
also cured me of piles; and I take
pleasure in recommending it to my
Mr. Frank Scudemore, the famous
war correspondent, who has gone
through twenty-nine battles, and
whose dispatches during the Boer War
were so eagerly read from coast to
coast in Canada, says:—"Owing to
the poisonous dye from an undergarment penetrating a slight scratch,
my legs broke out in ulcers, At one
time I had seventeen deep holes in my
left leg, into each of which I could
put my thumb, and hod fourteen similar ulcers on my right leg. Remedy
after remedy failed to heal these, and
I was well nigh worn out with pain
and lack of sleep. Zam-Buk was- introduced, and I am glad to say that
if gave me speedy relief.' A few weeks'
treatment resulted in a perfect cure
of all the ulcers."
Dr. Andrew Wilaon.whose reputation
as a scientist is world-wide, in a book
recently published ("Homely Talks
on First-Aid") says:—"Zam-Buk may
be relied upon as ttn antiseptic dressing which requires no preparation,
and has the particular advantage of
possessing unique healing properties."
Mr. W. Lascelles-Scott, the famous
analyst to the Royal Commission for
Victoria, says:—"I have no hesitation
in certifying the entire purity of Zam-
Buk. It ia of great healing power for
open wounds or injuries."
So one could go on quoting authority after authority, all of the opinion,
based on personal tests, that Zam-
Buk should be in every home. Zam-
fiufc is a suro oure for cuts, burns,
scratches, cold-sores, chapped hands,
ulcers, scalp sores, ringworm, blood-
poisoning, and eczema. It is also
used extensively for piles, for which
it is without equal. All druggists and
stores sell at 50c. a box, 3 for $1.25; or
post free from Zam-Buk Co., Toronto,
for price. You are warned against
harmful imitations.
I Lady Ramsay Was Saved  In Indian
| Mutiny by Ayah.
( The history of the family of the
Dukes of Atholl, the heir to which
title, the Marquis of Tullibardine, has
celebrated his 37th birthday, goes
far back into the mists of antiquity,
for the first Earl of Tullibardine,
who received the title in 1606, was
twelfth hereditary baron of that
place. Lord Tullibardine entered the
Black Watch at one-and-twenty, and
i two years later exchanged into the
Royal Horse Guards, his first public
I appearance os an officer of the latter
regiment being an unfortunate one.
It was on the occasion of the wed™
ding of the Prince and Princess of
Wales, and Lord Tullibardine was
acting as a member of the guard of;
honor to Their Royal HighnesBeB,
when his horse stumbled and threw
him heavily. Probably his helmet
saved his life, but he was badly hurt,
both by the fall and by the animal
trampling on him. In 1896 he volunteered for active service in Egypt, and
distinguished himself at Atbara and
Omdurman, gaining two medals,
clasp, and a D. S. 0. His special exploit was to dash through the Dervishes in order to reach two wounded;
troopers, and after Omdurman he and
Mr. Winston Churchill went among
the Dervish, wounded—a very perilous
undertaking—to give them water. The,
marquis, moreover, extracted a bullet
from a Dervish's arm with a buttonhook in his pocketknife. Lady Tullibardine, daughter of Sir James
Ramsay, like several of her family,
is a Christian Scientist. Her mother,
the late Lady Ramsay, met with a
curious experience as a baby. She
was saved by her ayah during the
Indian mutiny, by being stained the'
dark-brown color of the native infant.:
Lady Tullibardine will always remem-!
ber her home-coming as a bride to
Blair Castle, Blair Atholl, for there
is an old custom in the family that a
bride must never walk across thei
threshold, but must be carried over
in the arms of old retainers. This
pretty ceremony has always been
most religiously observed.
A New Manitoba Strawberry.
A new strawberry, originated in
Manitoba, has been placed on the
market this year by the Buchanan
Nursery Co., of Winnipeg. This
the first new Manitoba variety of
strawberry to be offered that we know
of. Mr. Buchanan haB produced
many new varieties of strawberries,
as well as new varieties of other fruits
but this is the first one that has been
offered to the public. The new berry
is described as being of extra large
size, productive, of good quality, especially for home use. The plant is
a strong grower and hardy. The new
berry is a cross of the Crescent and
Sharpless. Write to the Buchanan
Nursery, St. Charles, Man., for further information about this new fruit.
Many mothers have reason to bless
Mother Graves' Worm Exterminator
because it haB relieved the little ones
of suffering and made them healthy.
The bony frame of the average
whale weighs about 45 tons.
by local applications, as they cannot
roach the diseased portion of the ear,
There is only one way to cure deafness, and that is by constitutional remedies. Deafness is caused by an inflamed condition of the mucous lining
" -the Eustachian Tube.   When this
\ is inflamed you have a rumbling
Id or imperfect hearing, and when
jB entirely closed, Deafness is the
. ,,ult, and unless the inflammation
can be taken out and this tube restored to its normal   condition,   hearing
will be destroyed forever; nine cases
out of ten are   caused   by   Catarrh,
which is nothing but an inflamed condition of the mucous surfaces.
We will give One Hundred Dollars
for any case of Deafness (caused by
catarrh) that cannot be cured by
Hall's Catarrh Oure. Send for circulars free. F. J. CHENEY & CO.,
Toledo,  0.
Sold by Druggists, 75c.
Take Hall's Family Pills for constipation.
"Does the baby talk yet?" asked a
friend of the family. "No," replied
the baby's disgusted little brother,
"the baby doesn't' need to talk,"
"Doesn't need to talk " "No. All the
baby has to do ia to yell, and it gets
anything there is in the houBe that's
worth having."—Scottish American.
Does Not
Color Hair
Ayer's Hair Vigor, as now
made from our new improved
formula, does not stain or color
the hair even to the slightest
degree. Gray hair, white hair,
blonde hair is not made a
shade darker. But it certainly
does stop falling hair. No
question about that.
Dou ml change !!•' a>l<» »/ jjj a***.
■formula with eeok battle
a    anew II u jew
.*T~ iMtOf
Alt kin obo-lt 11,
A Happy Family
Child's  Life Saved   by  PSYCHINE.
Mrs. E. Obedish, of Ohswekin, Ont.,
declares that PSYCHINE saved her
child's life.    It was then   suffering
, from Pneumon'n. This was in March,
1907.  On August 11th, 1908,17 months
, after, she wrote:
! 'The condition of my family's
health is decidedly good. I give PSYCHINE to each member of my family, eight in number and I consider
their good health is due to PSYCHINE, which we recognize and believe to be the greatest of Tonics.
My husband and myself pin our faith
to PSYCHINE because it has done so
much for us in times past when hard
pressed with siekneas. I would be
glad if you referred me to any skeptical person and you can use my name
for this purpose."
No words of ours could be strong'
er. PSYCHINE is the greatest of
tonics for the throat, lungs and stomach. All druggists and stores sell at
50c. and $1.00. Free trial on application to DE. T. A. SLOCUM, LIMITED, Toronto. All run-down people
should use PSYCHINE.
Stormed Church to See a Wedding.
The earldom held by Lord Gran-!
ard, whose marriage to Miss Beatrice
Mills, daughter of Mr. Ogden Mills,;
and niece of Mrs. Whitelaw Reid,
has taken place, dates back to 1648.:
But there was a barony in the family;
long before this, for Sir Alexander-
Forbes, who married a granddaughter,
of the Scotch King, Robert III., was
created Lord Forbes by King James
II., of Scotland, in 1448. Lord Gran-;
ard Baw active service with the Scots!
Guards in South Africa. Miss Beatrice Mills is one of the wealthiest;
heiresses in New York. She is a good,'
rider, and fond of outdoor pursuits,;
and is a splendid singer. As is only
natural, the wedding was looked forward to with considerable interest,
and in this connection one is reminded that a ceremony of such im-j
portance is sometimes the cause of aj
regrettable lack of manners among
ardent persons eager to be present.1
On one occasion, a determined woman
headed a number of others equally
determined, all of whom asserted that
they would, at any cost, "got in" to'
the church where an English nobleman was to marry an American,
heiress. They succeeded in carrying]
out their throat, but the leader of the
band was roughly handled, and her
clothes were in tatters. Not in the
least daunted at this, however, she!
went up to the bride's mother and;
said: "Mrs.  , you see I've got!
right here, and I heartly congratulate
you and your daughter and son-in.;.
law." But owing to her dishevelled
appearance the congratulations were
received in stony silence.
Versatility of Lord Tankervllle.
The Earl of Tankerville. whose
name has figured in an interesting
case in the Chancery Division lately,
is one of the moat philanthropic and)
versatile members of the Upper.
House. He is a noted athlete and
sportsman, as well as a painter ot
much talent nnd a good musician.
He also numbers orchid-growing
amongst his hobbies, and not the
least interesting fact concerning both
he and his wife is that they are
keenly interested in evangelical move^
ments. As Lord Bennet he was foil
a long time the intimate friend and
eo-worker of Messrs. Moody nnd 8an-i
key, and they have frequently pre-,
sided over mission meetines in Shropshire. One of the most picturesque
gatherings ever held in the county
was an open-nir service which they
conduced a short time ago. Lady
Tankerville, however, is not, as is
commonly reported, "a 8aIvation;
lass"; "nor," she says, "have I ever
taken part in n**y outdoor religious,
meeting in New York, as I have often.
seen stated."
About Two-thirds.
The other-people's-miainess man
persisted in trying to extract information from a prosperous-looking eld
erly man next him in the Pullman
"How many people work in your
office?" he asked.
"Oh," aaid the elderly man, getting
up and throwing away his cigar, "I
should say, at a rough guess, about
two-thirds of them."
It Testifies for Itself.—Dr. Thomas'
Eclectric Oil needs no testimonial of
its powers other than itself. Whoever
tries it for coughs or colds, for cuts or
contusions, for sprains or burns, for
pains in the limbs or body, well know
that the medicine proves itself and
needs no guarantee. This shows why
this Oil is in general use.
First Visitor— Most, interesting
country round about here. Have you
seen the ruins?
Second Visitor (who has just paid
his bill)—Yes; I suppose you mean
the guests leaving this hotel.
it: —"Shiloh's Cure will always
cure  my coughs   and  colds."
Reporter—But, Senator, in a Government like yours don't you believe
in the principle of rotation in office?
Eminent Statesman—I certainly do,
young man. That's why I have a revolving chair in my office.—Chicago
Mlnard's Liniment Cures Diphtheria.
Noah wbb plainly downcast.
"I brouaht along plenty of clothes
for my wife, but she !*aya they look
as if they came out of *he ark!" he
Herewith ho saw that the salvage
of baggage was a mistake—New York
A Remarkable Benefactor.
A curious and interesting story is
told concerning Mr. Benn Wolfe Levy,,
the noted English public benefactor
who died recently. Some years ngol
he was visiting the London Hospital,'
and, seeing men in red flannel dressing-gowns, he asked Mr. Sydney Holland why they were so dressed. Mr.
Holland told him that they were prepared for operation, but, owing to tho
fact that there wns only He operating,
theatre, it wns doubtful whether thero;
would he time to do nil the operations.'
The cruelty of preparing inen for operations with nil the anxiety involved
to the patient, and then having to
postpone them, appealed to Mr. Levy,
and he at once drew a check for $65,-,
000, which he was told would build!
five theatres, and ultimately increased the amount to $75,000.
Indeed, we believe it will stop every case
•f tailing hair unless there Is some very {
unusual complication, -.".ething greatly
affecting the general health. Then you ,
should consultyour physician. Alio ask
him about the new Ayer'a Hair Vigor,   i
■■   MeSi>TtteJ.0.lTS»O»..UweU.mM      '
Smallest Burial-Ground.
In connection with the scheme for
a new railway station at Worthing,
England, the land purchased for the,
Surpose includes what is believed to
e the smallest burial-ground in the
United Kingdom. This miniature
"God's acre" is only six yards square
and contains but four bodies. As soon
as these have boon transferred to tho
cemetery nt Broadwater the work of
converting the land into the site for
the new station will be commenced.
Minard's Liniment Co., Limited.
Some time ago I had a bad attack
of Quinsy which laid me up for two
weeks and cost a lot of money.
Finding the lump again forming in
my throat, I bathed freely with MINARD'S LINIMENT, and saturating a
cloth \\ith the liniment left it on all
Next morning the swelling was gone
and I attributed the warding off of an
attack of Quinsy to the free use of
St. John.
The jnspector was examining Standard I, and all the class had been specially told beforehand by their master. "Don't answer unless you are
almost certain your anBwer is correct."
History was the subject.
"Now, toll me," said the inspector,
who was the. mother of our great
Scottish hero, Robert Bruce?"
He pointed to the top boy, then
round the clna8. There waa no nn-
swer. Then at last the heart of the
teacher of that class leapt with joy.
The boy who was standing at the very
foot had held up his haud.
"Well, my boy," said the inspector,
encouragingly, "who wns she?"
"Please, sir, Mrs. Bruce."—Philadelphia Inquirer.
A religious worker, while visiting a
western town, gave n "Talk for Men,"
during the course of which ho expressed his conviction that no young
man should visit any place to which
he would not feel justified in taking
his own sister.
"Is there any young man present
who thinks one may safely disregard
this wiae rule?" asked the apeaker.
Whereupon a youth in the rear of
the hall arose and shouted in a stentorian tone:
"Yes, air ; I do."
"And what, sir," demanded the
angry and surprised speaker, "in the
place which you yourself would think
of visiting to which you could not
take your aiater?"
"The barber shop," replied the
youth.—Toledo Blade.
O' Andrew Carnegie the London
Chronicle remnrka: "Mr. Cnrnegie ia
not only a millionaire of millionaires,
ho is also a Scot of Scots, who, in
Bpite of all temptations to belong to
other nations, remains a Scotsman.
Evor since the fifth century, he snya,
Scotsmen have led the world, but ho
might have gono five centuries further
bnck still and asBeveratcd that the
bodyguard of Pontius Pilate was composed of Caledonians, tho Dugald
Dalgettys of their time. Such, at
least, ia the claim put forward by
the Royal Scota, now tho premier
regiment of the British line, who are
alternately known as 'Pontius Pilate's
bodyguard.'" •
New Health and Strength Can be
Had Through the Use of Dr.
Williams'Pink Pills.
i *It is useless to tell a hard working
woman to take life easily and not
to worry. But it is the duty of every,
woman to save her strength as much'
as possible; to take her cares as lightly as may be and to build up her system to meet any unusual demands.
It is her duty to herself and to her
family, for her future health dependa
upon it.
To guard againat a complete breakdown in health the blood muat he
kept rich and red and pure. No other
medicine does this so well as Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Pale People.
This medicine actually makes new,
red blood, strengthens the nerveB, restores the appetite and keeps every
organ healthily toned up. Women
cannot always rest when they should,
but they can keep their strength and
keep disease away by the occasional
use of Dr. Williams' Pink Pills, which
have done more to lighten the cares
of weak women than any other medicine.
Mrs. James H. Word, Lord's Cove,
N. B„ aaya:—"About two years ago
I suffered so much from nervous prostration that I was little better than
a helpless wreck. I suffered, from
headaches and a constant feeling of
dizziness. The least unusual move
would startle me and aet my heart
palpitating violently. I had little or
no appetite and grew so weak that I
was hardly able to drag myaelf about,
and could not do my housework. In
every way I was in a deplorable condition.' As the medicine I had been
taking seemed to do me no good, my
husband got a supply of Dr. Williams'
Pink Pills. I had only been taking
the Pills for a couple of weeks when
I aeemed to feel somewhat better and
this encouraged me to continue the
treatment. From that on my strength
gradually but surely returned, and in
the course of a few more weeks I was
once more a well woman, able to do
my own housework, and feeling better than I had done for years. I have
since remained well and I feel that I
owe my good health to the healing
power of Dr. WillinmB* Pink Pills."
Every other weak, sickly, Worn out
woman ahould follow the example of
Mrs. Ward and give Dr. Williams'
Pink Pills a fair trial. These Pills
will Bend new blood coursing through
the veins nnd bring brightness and
energy to the weak and despondent.
Sold by all medicine dealers or by
mail at 50 cents a box from The Dr.
Williams' Medicine Co., Brockville,
Mrs. Belle De Rivera, whose special knowledge of New York public
school life made her famous, narrated at a recent dinner a number of
public school episodes.
One concerned the small boy's
winter hatred of cold water.
"His teacher," began Mrs. De
Rivera, "aaid one morning to a little
" 'Jimmy, I'm ashamed of you.
Your cheek is all black and sticky.
Go to the hydrant and wash it.'
"Jimmy went out to the hydrant,
moistened his wash rag and rubbed
soap over it. Then, rag in hand, he
returned to the school room.
"'Which check did you say?' he inquired."—Rochester Herald.
A Turkish bath is Buch an excellent thing," remarked Miaa Tortun,
"thnt I have often wi8hed these
Turks who sell candies at expositions
would take one oecasionally."—Chicago Tribune.
"Sir. could you give me a little aa-
sistance?" said the weary wayfarer.
"I don't know where my next meal
is coming from." "Neither do I," replied the prosperous-looking individual. "My cook left this morning,
loo."—Philadelphia Record.
For Women Who
are Discouraged
Because of lingering   weakness   and
nervous derangements there is new
hope and cure.
The   letter  quoted  voices  the  experience of thousands of women who
have found health and joy in the
use of Dr. Chase's Nerve Food.
The   Christian Scientists   are   undoubtedly right. To aome extent.   The
mind does influence the body both in
health and disease and if you give up
hope, leuve off treatment and fall into discouragement nnd   despondency
there is little renson to expect that
good health will force itself upon you.
You must do your part if you ore
going to get strong nnd well.    You
must make up your mind nnd then
select rational treatment.
If your system is weak and run
down, your blood thin nnd watery
and your nervous system exhausted,
choose a treatment auch na Dr.
Choae's Nerve Food, which hns never
been equalled os a means of building
up health, strength and vigor.
That Dr. Chaae s Nerve Food is particularly successful in the cure of ailments and derangementa from which
women suffer most is attested by
such letters as the following from
Mrs. D. D. Burger, Heather Brae,
Alto., which refers to her niece. She
writes:— '   '
"Mrs. Armstrong had great weok-
j Hess, heart trouble and indigestion.
] In fact she was run down in every
way and had lost nil hope of ever getting well again. She had been in poor
health for over four years after the
birth of her first child. The persistent
use of Dr. Chase's Nerve Food has
proven of marvellous benefit to her.
She feels renl well now, is looking
fine nnd fleshing up so thnt one
would hardly believe her the some
I Dr. Chase's Nerve Food, 60 cents a
I box, 6 boxes for $2,50, nt all dealers
'or Edmanson, Bates & Co., Toronto.
"Maori" Browne Will Marry a Wealthy English Woman.
A romantic wedding will shortly
take place, when Col. "Maori"
Browne is to be married to a lady ot
wealth and position. The story of
this love match is as remarkable as
anything in the pages of fiction, and
seldom has the wheel of fortune turned more rapidly for a man. Three
months ago Col. G. Hamilton Browne
—"Maori" Browne to all his friends-
was stranded in London, and appealed for any work; no matter how humble. The Salvation Army helped him
in Mb searoh for employment, and
the colonel, who had served his country all over the Empire, offered to
black boots for a living. He was left
at the age of 63 without a pension, as
he had commanded only irregular
Colonial troops, and for three weeks
he had lived by the Bale ot his medals.
Then Col. Browne, who had served,
his country for 40 years and been
through the Zulu war and Matabele
campaigns with distinction, was almost starving' in a lonely London
At this point, when things looked at
their blackest, the colonel's luck,
turned. One day a letter came from
a lady asking if he was the same.
Hamilton Browne who hod served in
Zululand with a man whose home she
gave. She wished to know, because
Hamilton Browne had saved the life
of this man, who was her sweetheart.
Col. Browne recalled the incident,,
and wrote to her telling what he remembered ot it. The man he had
saved at a critical moment in the;
Zulu campaign had afterwards died1
in the Soudan., and the lady had.
never married. The correspondence
between Col. Browne and the lady
led to a meeting, which ripened into
an acquaintanceship, and then into
an engagement. Col. Browne, who
counts among his friends Lord
Roberts and Gen. Baden-Powell, belongs to an old Irish family, and was
educated at Cheltenham. His long,
military career began in New Zealand
in 1866, and was continued in South-
Africa, where he won great distinction. He was commended for gallantry at Rorke'a Drift, and was an
eye-witness ot the great disaster of
A Poet's Wedding Cake.
The day Lord Tennyson, who has
resigned the chairmanship of the
League of the Empire, waa born at
Twickenham, August 11th, 1852, his
father, the great English poet, in a:
letter to a friend, wrote: "The little:
monster does anything but what.
Hamlet says Osric did in his nursery
days." Later, however, the mother,
writing to the same friend, said:
"Alfred watchea Hallam with profound interest, and some of his acquaintances would smile to see him
racing up and downstairs dangling
the baby in his arms." The late Lord
Tennyson's marriage was a quiet one.
Even the coke and dresses ore said
to have arrived too late, which made
the poet declare that it was the nicest
wedding he had ever attended. When
the present holder of the title was
four years old his parents removed
from Twickenham to Farringford,
and he well remembers a visit Prince
Albert paid them soon after their
arrival. The parlormaid answered a
ring of the front door bell, nnd when
she heard the prince's name announced she became so bewildered,
not knowing into what room to show
his royal highness, as books and all
sorts of things wore strewn over the
drawing-room floor, that she stood,
stock still, unable to act. But she
did not remain in this embarrassing
position long, for the prince's equerry
took hold of her by the shoulders and
got her to lead them into the house.
One day Queen Victoria asked the
poet what she could do for him, and
the reply her Majesty received was,
"Nothing, thank you, madam, but
shake my two boys by the hand. It
may, keep them loyal in the troublous
times to come." Shortly afterwards,
the Queen sent for the boys to come
to see her ot Osborne, which, of
course, they did. When Lord Tennv-
son rushed into his fnther's study
one afternoon he found Charles Kings-
ley pacing the floor, studying and
smoking furiously, confirming his contention that tobacco was the only
thing that kept his nerves quiet.
The Laughing Judge.
So someone has called Mr. Justice
Darling, who made s(,.'h an amusing
speech nt a recent Savage Club dinner. He is one of the brilliant wits
of the British High Court, and it was
quite characteristic of him, when responding to a toast at the dinner, to
tell the members that he was glad to
And that in that club, notwithstanding its name, the laws of the country'
were respected, and thnt ho did not
recognize anyone present as having
appeared in the Court of King's Bench
or the Central Criminal Court. Mr.
Justice Darling's impressions of the
House of Commons nre very amusing.
He considers the House a very good
public school, with the advantage over
the ordinary public school that you
need not play games there. He confesses thnt. he always had a strong
antipathy to playing games. But he
has a passion for hunting and a weak- |
neas for painting pictures, while he i
laughed up his sleeve for some time
when people were disputing the authorship of "Meditations in the Tea
Room"—for it was written by Sir
Charles himself.
London Graphic on the GXP.
A descriptive article of more than
passing interest, and which should
prove of inestimable value, appears in
the London Graphic of December 19,
1908. Under the caption, "Girdling
the Earth with an All-Red Route,
some salient facts and features of
the building of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway are depicted with pen
and camera. Touching on the importance of tbe All-Canadian Transcontinental as a connecting land link in
tha all-red scheme, the writer proceeds to show the important part the
new road is taking in the opening up
and development of a new and immense area of country rich in natural
What would probably be of even
more interest to the readers of The
Graphic across the Beas, are the excellent views which accompany the
article, which show the first land-
seekers' excursion train, a glimpse of
the town of Rivers and of Nokomis,
and several interesting scenes in and
around Prince Rupert. The views of
Prince Rupert and harbor are parti-'
cularly good, Bhowing the western terminus of the Grand Trunk Pacific to
be moat charmingly situated and already making a pretentious Bhow
of becoming the important centre
which it is destined to be.
The article which The Graphic produces will no doubt bring a clearer
realization to many distant readers of
the immense strides in railway building that ia taking place in Canada today and of the unlimited possibilities
of capital and labor in producing
wealth in this great country of ours.
Mm. Naggit—Beiore we were married you used to admire my strength
of character.
Mr. Naggit—I consider it stubbornness now.
An Easy PHI to Take.—Some persons have repugnance to pills because
of their nauseating taste. Parmelee's
Vegetable Pills are so prepared as to
make them agreeable to the most fastidious. The most delicate can take
them without feeling Me revulsion
that follows the taking of ordinary
pills. This is one reason for the popularity of these celebrated pills, but
the main reason is their high tonical
quality as a medicine for the stomach.
"I enjoy a quiet smoke," said a
man to a fellow-passenger on a steamer. "Well," said the stranger, moving
across the deck, "you will never be
troubled with crowds while you smoke
cigars of that brand."
Repeat it:—" Shiloh's Cure will always oure my coughs and colds."
Mamma—Oh, look, Willie, your little baby brother can stand all alone.
Aren't you glad?
Willie—Yea. Now I can get him to
stand up against the wall while I
throw knives round him, cnn"t IP'
Mlnard's Liniment Cures Colds,  ate
"Do you approve of the plan of
teaching pupils to box?"
"Not unconditionally," replied the
country pedagogue, remembering his
husky nineteen-yonr-olds. "Might b3
all right, though, if you'd authorize
the teachers to carry guns."—Philadelphia Ledger.
r \
For quality and flavor It hat no
Lsad packets only.   At all grocers.
LAMENESS from a Bene Spavin, Pint
Bone, Splint, Curb, Side Boas or eiml*
ler trouble ceo be etopped wltb
Much Work, No Pay.
Rev. W. Dore Rudyard, who has
been installed as the first vicar of the
new parish of Longford, Is one of the
most remarkable incumbents in England. He hns spent the whole of his
busy clerical life—twenty-three years i
or so—in the Foleshill district, and
has expended thousands of pounds
upon Church work. Up to a few years
ago ho, without assistance, conducted
the whole of the services nt St.
Thomas'. Longford—preaching, rending the lessons, etc., and, in addition,
acting as organist. Among the reverend gentleman's gifts to the new
parish church is a handsome vicarage.
For many years he drew no itiueud
at Longford.
JL      AiiSIIKHINh, JR., (,, nutlBd, ,|
ffl t bottle, remoree Pslefat Sveltluse, F.n.
"^-J lewd Glonde. Goitre, Wene, Broliee, V.rt
eote Vein., Verleoeltlea, Old Borco. Alleye Pe n.
W. F. tCIMO, P.O.F., 137 Mrt-aMb II., teif-a-IM, Men.
LYBAN, SORB a CO., ■•■!„«■, CeeaJlee et'.l.-
tlM IWeMW of a7e>«> ten, f Hrm Or-, Mea'p*
n» I..OW o™# a ciw-m c wmtxi •»■ <vn
war MeeVae !•» St. It*, fee	
Full d.Mellom In punptel-at with tt»*1i
bottlfi. r.!.00 » bftltltMdttlmwd.llTftpf.i.
Morie Book 9 P ' "-
75* ol all C.nolina Eftf -M ttwblM
otn poor lunltiou.
•way with BbtttenM •••* ftfta
b« uwd on »uy Kaiii-i. It
■IwtyiriTMft -food Mt •*> •»■
Fully rVuactMtUfd — A|MU
^^_ W«ale4.
A. K. Wllllani Mtcklacry Co. Limited. Totqim
W.   N.   U.   No.   729. THE   MEPORTER.    MICHEL.    BRITISH    COLUKfPf.
Issued every Saturday, from office of
Publication, Northern Ave, New Miqhel.
In and Around Town
Mr. Ward of ferine ia in town.
.A. J.'McCqol'ia again 14id up
with lagrippe. ],.<.,   a
H. F. Weber is laid up with la
grippe an4 qujnsy,.        .;;'•:!
: A branpl; of thq Imperial Bank
has been opened at LetHbridge;
Don't forget the Trades Qo'mmit-
tea meeting on Tuesday everting.
G.B, St^drnsh'is cbnt'emplating
an addition to the JCootensy Hotel.
• The Kootenay Telephone Co.-,
propose installing phones, here at
at once, . ,.,  ,   .. i    , tri- .
Rudernick & Harrison havo the
contract foritneJieiteniipri i flf the
Great Nprtherj* hotel.   i>
R. T. Lqwery has removed from
Greenwood tff Nelson and will isBue
the -Ledge frojn' that city,     I  .
A movement is under way to
have'a local mail between ' Fsrnie
and here, carried oyer the Great
Northern, • ;; ('    "' i-'*   -:'     <W
Special service will be hold on
Sufidayeveniligf'in the' Methodist
church; when Mr. J, "Bastian' 8r,
will preach' and Ai Bastian will
render tho splo "One Bweetly solemn thought."      •      •'' y
Three Canadian beavers, caught
by game-garden Lewis,' left here
yesterday, fpr the' Alaska-Yukon
exhibition. They were fine speci-
hiens, and one espec&lly, was said
to be the largest.ever seen.
I.  I       : .... .    i
The waterworks business that will
come before the Trades "Conjtnittee
on Tuesday night, is still hanging
lire, there being more than one proposition tp consider/ It is' hoped
it will soon be settled and put into
practical shape.   •■"
W. Sinclair, an old timer, came
in last nigbt and is shaking hands
with his friends. He is'now superintendent of a big construction com
pany down in Washington and is so
well heeled that he doesn't have to
wait for the change.
Il is about time an athletic association was formed here, There are
many things to be considered. The
first and most important is securing
pitable grounds. Property of all
kinds is on the upward moye and
before it gets out of reach, there
should be some move made.
Tbe fire alarm, in the shape of a
huge triangle has been placpd outside Scott's blacksmiths shop and
we hope it wifl be long before it
will require to be struck. Boys
and others are cautioned against
meddling with any fire apparatus,
as there is a heavy penalty attached
What about sidewalks ? It is reported, that the government spent
some $3,000 at Moyie last year, for
sidewalks and our pull should be as
good as theirs. When you come to
think of the revenue the government squeezes out of this district,
we are entitled to double the amount paid to Moyie.'
It is rumored that the C. P, R.
have sen' one of their officials here
to name this town any old thing
that suggests itself. We might
state for the information of the C
P.R, and any others that feol in
clined to butt in, that the name of
this town is New Michel, recognij.
ed by the Dominion Government as
a Post Ollice by that name, and the
desire of the business men here is
all for New Michel. The C. P, R.
can call their  station  what  they
One Gent a Word
AdvertitementB luch •* For Sale, To Lrtt, Loat
Found Waptetf etc., inserted at the uniform
rate of One Cent a. Word Bach Insertion
comfortable A or 5 rexun cottage.   Apply at
Reporter Office. '
*■ 'el.'-■■Lo'ttf,Block 9j. on which' & qopifortiible
dwelling is erected. Apply at the Kcporter.Office.
building suitable fpr d, printing office.
Would leave same for a term of years. if a satisfactory  building wis erected.   Apply at tbe
Reporter office.
Q Great Northern BiiUwaypaaflM. through.-*- 6
limits—running 18 years— annual dues |575 or
$115 annually each.', ^eda'r, tamarac, fir, spruce,
and some white pine. Price Is $30,000, half oash,
balance on-terms, AfFdroas the Editor of wis paper for fuuthqr particulars. .' ■ j
± ftor on drlvable.stream. Easily logged to Columbia River, This can-be bought for $16,000, %
cash, balahce one andtwo years. These licenses
run for 18 years more* Cost of continuing licenses in force,'$Uf> each, ..'The above are snaps,
and if you are a lumber or timber .man communicate at once, as the owner must sell. For any
further details, addreaa.tho Editor of this paper,
NEW MICHEL,::10.'4 a, m., in foom
over Somprton Bro'a store.,
MICHEL,, Sundaji SohooV 2.30 p. m,
Evenjng service, at 7.80. l|and oil
Hope*}very Monday at 7.SO p,|m.
Bev. S. Cook, Pnator.
The pastor and officials extend a cordial
invitafion^toyon tjji attend these aer-
vices. .Ill  .-.'
MICHEL,'   *fjf-$
Services—1st.  Sunday in   the  month,
Holy Communion, 11 a. m.
Every   Sunday, Evensong, 7.30 p. m,
Sunday School, every Sunday, 2.30 p. m.
Mens' Clan, Fortnightly, -3.30 p. m.
A. BriantN.-Growthfer, M.: A.1,'Vicar.
**■..'.-',■     .
Llva Rocky Mountain Goats for jo-
ological purposes.' Permits to catch and
export these animals will be issued by
the Provincial ! authorities." Address:
Dr; Cecil French, Naturalist, Wfublng-
ton, B. C, i*     ,  *     i '' ■    -'
Unipn Ija^ery
G. S6VRANQ, "Proprietor
^'■^O'wfj^'.l.;. - MICHEL
Fresh Bread' 'delivered Daily
Estlinatei Furnished "Free, on Short Notice.
Horseshoeing » Specialty
Studio Now Open Over The Store
Oarpenter,  Finisher, Palnoipaker, Pipe
Organ Tuner, Saloon Organ Repairing,
G. W. F. CARTER, B. C. L,
Notary Public for Province of
British Columbia. Accouuta Col
lected.   Books Audited and Kept
(Cqntinupd from frqnt page)   " ■•   ..
in diameter; anything above that  bIzq  will ..b§ considered
heayy timber, and,will tie, paid for attheratie 6f"$l:§0.! ^'
. The bridge timber claiise ifl the pldagreeme4ts;was not
spepified, bu); as itwap an old custom,', it-iwas adhered-: to by
both parties. It is now specified in thenew agreement; The
miners now haveia rent lisj; of the houseg and shacks, \the
pricfe of water, electric lighji and 'poal delivered; also '!'«*jl; supplies^ aye, specified,:-   .-'<'■ \   ,v     ■;■-   '~!''
\ .;:The following clause shpwg an addition *y*yhich will mean
a grdat deal to the miners in the future: Change*'inii'this
agreement, to be biriding Upon the coinpan^, a:ny chahge in
any-of the.terms of •thisiagjeemqnt must be made in' writing,
signed on.behalf of the cdinpany by the general-manager, or
geniirsl superintendent, -aricl a copy of the! same- iupnished
promptly to district 18„ U, M. Vf.'qi A, and also the "secretary of the locol union affegted by lany. .such ! cha'Bige. No
mine-.manager) overEpari',i fire boss pr other! foreman! filial} be
authorized to vary this agreement! in any manner,; *    • } i
Contributed Dope for  which  we,
- ; are Not Responsible •
Can rivals be friends ?
Cheer iip bo/s, he won't le here long.
Who'slip-ied elowp 'and b^lre the, five
In trying hard to teep alive ?
Here's to Day and the day that dawned, the —teenth.
Hoping ajl goes well,
i^nd that 'it's not a seller,
ijnd Tendering whether it is
Brown or jjlac| or "yeller;V<
Here's to Mr. A ! g
The man who works the range.
If his time does not soon change,
Sfcmeone will arraiige   i a,
A table on the plains
Here's to (he,wonderful James
Who also roams the range •'
Where the wild tobacdo grows,
And—the lights went out.
A charming young woman named Ginter
Got married in London last winter
•Her man's name waa Wood
And noif, as t^ey should,
The Woodsifiave acute little splinter.
There is a man who never drinks,
Nor smokes, nor chews, nor swears;
Who never gambles, never flirts,
A|*4 shuns all sinful snares—
He's paralj/zed.
There is a man who never does
A thing that is not right;
His wife can tell just where he is
At momirfg, noon and night.   ''
He's dead:
First Her.   "Thin legs?"
Second Her.   "TrW.'1'
First Her.   ' 'And drawers 3''
Second "Her.   '"No,   no   drawers;    but
really its the prettiest dressing table JI've
-"-n tfiis season."
Business Bringers
ResdlDK Notion inserted under this Heading
at the rate of Ten Cents a Line, each insertion.   No ade iOeerted arnonnt Locall. I
QMOKE Crow's Nut Special aha Xitn.   Union
IJ Mado Ciira-e.     ■..,'_
That it pays to spend a dollar adver.
 ..'hat you lose.  Hot- """- -
caught this notice.
POUND,    ,	
x Using what you lose.
low Milly your i
-WANTED. Kor you to notice how wick your
" eye caught thli item and how easily you
could get flomepne else to notice your want and
answer it, I ■ \\ ' '.*>' ..* .
FOR SALE.  Space In this column of the Reporter inwhlch you caff adTerrlii! -what you
have to tall.  Someone wants It. no matter what
It Is, and will tee your ad as quickly as you jaw
this. v. ■ -1!-.-
That|s Just Whqre this
QiBfifie does' a little' bet-
ler.wbrk;inaH:the pih-
er fellow: 'Big 'plants
iion*t': always ■' a-aliver
ihe proper goods!'' It's
Ihe 'jKnoVSp^Hthat
has ^uilt Up' Business
jit "the Reporter Office.
' :'i   H.i .1* i -i;'    !■)     1-■ ;
Ready for More?
this out, fill it in and bripg
or send in to this office,
Please send the Reporter for
one year to  the  following
address, for which find en
closed two dollars,
please, but it would be poor policy
to buck their prospective customers
mcroly to gratify the grouch of
some disgruntled individuals.
and Advertise
in the Reporter....
Lot 2 in Block 19
On |he jyiain Street
Almost Opposite
The Kootenay Hotel
$210,00 Cash
Balance 6 & 12 months
Apply to
Great Northern Hotel,"
1!^ Valley flawing Qo,, LW.
Michel, B. C,
Made from Malt, Bohemian Hops and Crystal Spring Water.
'•■ i.-'   :;   i.i   -j   I J    l     .:■■,'■,'ij.. .       . *        :   r '    ,...■•     ',-.,-
teat ^pr|herti Sailwaf '
:i **'*   '-'"' Michel to Live>pool......:l..$80.55
ItiMrp;.i.!.):;.;.;..;.;;,. ' 80.06
Naples'.;..;.:,. ,. ,,  84.00
90 day SJxcursiOns to all Poinds—B-ast of Service
'■''' '■'!}   ■"■ J':' :'  '''   :1 ; j. S. TiaOMPS'QN, Agent
LJvery, peed and Transfer .
* Busv service, fiv* trips daily between the
Pi P, R. Station and the1 Kootensy'^ote)
Part, Round Trip j.'..!: .:.:....!...'... [';    i
sjngip'Fare.-...:;,.:.;...:....:...;„; ;...:..„..:..:,.
!     S! QEO. FISHER, Proprietor
All Kinds bl Ittmber, Sfbulcjifign, etc.-^Jahcy Windws,  Dqpre and
• ' M*   '' '<:i   Verindah Eosta'in |tpck ^nd to Qrdeifi' •   ':'-
Fertile J-uWer poj, mi  f. NewMichei
r* Get Ydur Hjrsute Appendage Clipped and Your
^VhiSkers Pushed' itf atthe Great Northern'fonsor1-
'"  I1'"      ial Palrlorsi-*-Y6u,l'e'next.r '' :   >: ;  ■ -
P. M. IVlacUancJers, Prop
Cabinet Shop Now Open
All Icirids of Furniture Repaired,   New  Furniture
Made lo Order.   Coffins in stock and to order.
Fred. Pomahae
New Michel. •' Builder and Contractor
HOUSE, if you 'want!
Dray and Express Work Done
'•"?,   ll'-l  i  !■'■   ■■',■ '!   '•   '   '    : '• ' ','
Most Reasonable Prices in towi>
White Labor Only Employed.
!i i.itt. it, mi'   '  !"' ,,.' . ! •,'-''',
Bt)s Meets All Trains
E QAR^? Proprietor
Letter Heads
Bill Heads
Business Cards
If you want Good Work, send your
orders to The Reporter, Michel.
Telegraph Service
Beginning April 17th, We have completed arranger
ments for a telegraph news service, and our readers will
receive the latest reports throughout t}ie worid of the
leading events as they transpire. This ig ap important
feature and we look for a greater support MftPPgst our
readers, The more we get, the more we can give,
Don't be a knocker; come in and help us boost!
Boost for
New Michel!!


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