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NEW MICHEL, BRITISH COLUMBIA, SATURDAY, DEC. 4, 1909.
NO. 11
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All, pur
Rubbers
are New
Fresh '4
Perfect
The rubhers give lasting, and satisfactory service, We never
offer our pustnrnerB the'cheap, inferior sort of Rubbers' ad-
yertised ap Bargains.'■'       -i V    "  <• -
Pome to, tig for your Rubber W^^its
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THE   M|# WflAB   MEN     "
Old Michel
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A son was born to Mr. and Mn,
Wm. Eccleston,
The election is oyer and there are
no more weary laces'.
The K. of P*B had their election
of officers on Nov. i$4th.     •
Ed. Coglan, stable boas at Coal
Creek, ia here for a few days.
Bert Pearson, of Fernie, is in
(own fixing the water system.,
"Dr." John Martin, chiropodist,
ia haying a busy time these daya.
George Mobos is (joine to Coal
Qreek as -pay roll clerk on 'the 12th,
Dr. Warnock, of Pincher Creek,'
was in camp on Tuesday, returning
next day.
General Superintendent Ohas.
Bimister. and General Manager Jas.
Ashworth were in towq on Monday.
"Bill" carried ov^r the mail bag
on Sunday night and the boys sang
"Pee him Smiling," etp.,. He has
•Juit noVf,
Mrs. Gamage, postmistress, and
her assistant, Miss partly, have returned after their l(*ng visit to
(Dwen Sound, Ont. - -
Jno. Bastian takes charge of the
miner's wash, house, in place of the
pqptyjar Lugi D,el ferrpri*., vfho, |s
going fo northern Italy on a holiday.
Dr. BfU, veterinary surgeon, pf
Cranbrook, arrived on Sunday night
pn special business concerning tbe
poal company, returning qn Wed-
A new addition to the boiler
house is now completed at the
mines. This now makes it the
best boiler room in the Dominion
barring none.
Miss. G. Dudley, acting postmistress, during the absence of Mrs.
Gamage,,' and her sister,' M^p. Taylor, of Moyie, returned to their respective homes on Wednesday,
A Nova Scotia paper reports the
death of Joseph Howarth, who wbb
(silled instantly by a fall of rock at
the Sidney, $o. 5 mine. ' He 'waB
formerly fireman at the Long Lane
Collieries, A,shton, Lancashire, Eng.
and was well known in the Ashton
District, He has been employed
by the Noya Scotia Steel and Coal
Company for six years.
25Q Qopd Stories
The Youth's Companion abound) in
atirriiig stories al adventure and Heroism.
Ode may describe an escape from accidental peril, another a atrango encounter
with wild creatures—man or beast.
Many of tlieap 'stories' are true as to
facts, and only disguised aa to names'
in"! nliicea, A score or more of such
stot a will ba published durjng 1910 in
uuuniun to nearly JOOothert— 250' good
stories in all, and no two alike. And
thia is not counting' the Serial stories,
which it ia believed will be Considered by
old Companion readers as the best tiie
Companion has aver pub,ishe'd. ' sX\ety
new Canadian anbsoriber Will lind it ol
apeci.il advantmre to Wild nt onca the $2
for the new I91Q Volume. Tfdt only dufes
lift get the beautiful tivenatian" Calendar (or llll'O, lithographed (n thirteen
colors and gold, bnt all thp issues of The
Companion for the remaining weeks of,
I'M) froifl thp tiuie tiie sii.tiscriptioii is
rtScpiVejd,
THE YOUl'HIS CpMTAJJION
Companion Quildilig Boston, Mass,
New Subscriptions Received at this Office
The Reporter invjtps corrps-
pqndanoe.   'lry yqur hand.
PHOTOS
Special Prices from Now Until
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OPEN ALL THE TIME s
Somerton Bros.
NEW MICHEL
SANTA- GLAUS hasrnade ub his headquarters here and
yqu will find the Largest aqd Greatest Range of'
Toy?, fancy Good? <$» Xmas Novelties
ever before sho"vyn in the disWic^
Qur Free Doll Offen
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We are showing in the window this week
Three Beautiful Dressed
Dolls
valued at Seven Dollars ($7,00) each. These
Dolls, are numbered and each pef80U"purbha8-
ijig a doll of the value'bf 50c.' and'up will re-t
ee'ive a'numbered' coupon. Among these
coupons will be <tne lucky numbers, and these
numbers will be announced on the morning
qf Dec. 21th. The, persons Having the coupons
corresponding with these numbers'will reqe.iv'e
the^ dolls.
The Trites-Wood Co. Ltd.
Michel
Striking Switchmen Hold up Traffic
12,000 Men on Strike,
*.*>■   f   ;   ■*."**■    >*.-
Larger than Ever
Our large and complete assortment of Toilet Sets, Manicure Sets, Burnt 'Leath-rGoo'ds.,' Hatid-bags, Collar"
Boxes, * Cased and Meerchaurn1 Pipetj, Sewiqg Sets etc.,
etc, and all other •'' ' •   :  '•'" 7     '"
CHRISTMAS! GIFTS
including Christmas Cards, Books, Toys, Dolls etc. etc,
Now   on   Display
We will set aside any article you choose, by paying a deposit on same
KENNEPY'S
DRUG AND BOOK STORE
NEW MlCHEL '
{IQTEL   KOOTENAY
NewIsMicheJ. B. C.
\' .      ,>H,   't.. 's,
Douglas *& Stedman        -     *     ♦      Proprietor!
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BATW |2.00 A DAT
Everything First-Class and Comfortable
Nothing but white labor employed
'BUS pETS ALL TRAINS
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St. Baul, Dec. 2.--?Every lii^e of industry i^ the two (jities,
pf Duluth and Superior and in all tht), cities in the northwest
dependent on their supplies is seriously affected by th.e strike
of railroad switchmen which began at six o'clock hist night.
It is estimated that upwards of 12,000 mt-n are, idle on account of the strike order and thousands of freight handlers
and te.amstersj are losing time by reason at a freight blokcade
in thei terminal tp,\yns, while a continuance qf the strike will
throw additional thousands out qf vyork.
The railroad yards are filled -jvith stalled freight trains
and, an attempf tp move a few by the aid of pfficemen drafted
as ^witohmen, is making nq iinprpssiqn. The railrqacl man;
ag-ers committee announced today that they were bringing to
St. Baql switchmen to takq fbje placgs of the strikers and today president IJawler, qf \he switqhrnen's union, said, "Alt
right, lpt them come,; we wijl nqt objept."-
Spokane, \fash,, Dec. 2. —Freight trarSfi was almqst
cqmpletply |;ied up today on the Northern Pacific and the
Great Northern lines and all their branches centering here.
Eighty qf the 200 Great Northern switchmen have quit w°rk:
The total number qf men idle here, is estimated at 250.
The most serious development here is a threatened
shorttige of fuel, The Great Northern car shops and repair
Worlds at Hillyard, a suburb of Spokane, were closed today,
About 5Q0 men were thrown out of employment, ' 'Shortage
of material" is the .explanation given by the company.
Montreal, Dec. 2,--*The Canadian Pacific Railway company states its lines are not in any way affected by the
switchmen's strike.
Helena, Mont., Dec. 3.—The switchmen's strike oh the
Northwestern railroads has resulted in tiie partial closing of
the Boston and Montana Smelter with 1200 employees and a
continuation of the tie up for another twenty-four hours
will empty the furnaces of the Great Falls plant. The Boston
and Montana derives its ores from tho mine at Butte and depends upon the Great Northern for its supply,
Gompers is Granted an Appeal to the
Supreme Court
Washington, Dec. 2.—The court of appeals of the District of Columbia granted, yesterday, the petition of Samuel
Gompers, John Mitchell and Frank Morrison, of the American Federation of Labor in the contempt case against them
for a stay of execution of the mandate of the court sending
them to jail.
The mandate is stayed indefinitely, pending appeal to
the supreme court of the United States.
Boiler Explosion at Winnipeg
Winnipeg, Nov. 30—Owing to the high pressure at which
the electric railway operates its boilers two explosions resulted
today, shutting off the lighting throughout the city. Two
employee, were injured.
Imperial Bank of Canada
Head Office: TORONTO
Capital Authorized $10,000,000
-';       Reserve Fund 15,000,000
SAVINGS BANK DEPARTMENT
Interest allowed on Deposits from Date of Deposit
Drafts, Money Orders and Letters of Credit Issued, available in
——:    Any part of the World   —•*■*———-—
Brmchaa at Miehei and N** Miehei,     T- •>. BAKER, Manager
Capital t-_id Up »5,000(000
The model Bakery
NOW OPEN!
Bread, Oakes, Pies, Bun,s, Etc.   Fresh Every Day .
Driver will call fqr orders and deliver
The Model Bakery        New Michel
Livery, Dray and Transfer
Bus leaves 7.40 a. m., 1.40 p, m., and 6.40 p. m.
Return^ on arrival of trains
GEO. FISHER, Proprietor
E, V. Holding Co,,
Builders and Contractor.
Repairs and alterations promptly attended to.
Estimates cheerfully given.   ...'..
New Michel
SLICK UP
Get Your Hirsute Appendage Clipped and Your
Whiskers Pushed in at the Great Northern Tonsor-
ial Parlors—You're next.
P  M. McsLanders, Prop
Patronize Home Industry
Smoke Crow's Nest Special
and Extra Cigars
Manufactured hy the Crow's Nest Cigar Factory, Fernie.
The Hotels all through the Pass handle these goods
and Union men should ask for Union Label Goods.
Have you renewed your Subscription
to The Reporter ? It's only $1.00 now. THE   REPORTER,   NEW   MICHEL,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA.
SCROFULA
Scrofula disfigure* and
causes life-long misery.
Children become
strong and lively when
given small doses of
Scott's Emulsion
every day. The starved
body is fed; die swollen
glands healed, and the
tainted blood vitalized.
Good food, fresh air and
Scott's Emulsion conquer scrofula and many
other blood diseases.
FOR 6ALB BY All, DRUGGISTS
Send 10e., name of paper and thia ad. for
our beautiful Savings Bank and Child's
Sketch-Book. Each bank contains a
Good l,uck Penny.
SCOTT ABOWNE
1W WetHagton St, Wast, Toronto, Ont
Shop Talk
"Say," remarked the wheelwright to
the wheel, as lie hammered away at
the tire; "you're a great old rounder,
aren't yoii?"
"Oh, go take a vacation," rejoined
the wheel.   "You make me tired."
A Purely Vegetable Pill.—The chief
ingredients in Parmelee's Vegetable
Pills are mandrake and dandelion, sedative and purgative, but perfectly
harmless in their action. They cleanse
and purify and have a most healthful effect upon the secretions of the
digestive organs. The dyspeptic and
all who suffer from liver and kidney
ailments will find in these pills the
most effective medicine in concentrated form that has yet been offered to
the suffering.
Briggs—"They say the French are
deteriorating."
Griggs—"I know it. The last time
I wns over in France I couldn't even
make them understand their own Ian
guage."
Hard nnd soft corns both yield to
Holloway's Corn Cure, which is en.
tirely safe to use, and certain and
satisfactory in its action.
"Pa," snid Willie, thoughtfully,
think I know whnt the minister meant
•when he B»*Jd, 'It as more blessed to
< give than to receive.' "
did he mean?"
' "Yes," replied his pa.   "Well, what
"Castor oil."
Bed, Weak, Weary, Watery Eyes.—
Relieved By Murine Eye Remedy.
Try Murine For Your Eye Troubles,
You Will Like Murine. It Soothes.
60c At Your Druggists. Write For
Eye Books. Free. Murine Eye Rem-
etlv Co.. Toronto.
"Did you ever know a girl to die for
love?"
"Yes."
"Did she just fade awny and die be-
• cause some men deserted her?"
'    "No.   She .took   in   washing   and
worked herself to death because the
man she loved married her."
A certain Irishman,' though a bad
jockey, wns nevertheless very fond of
horses. One day, riding through a
street, he was accosted by a would-be
wit.
"I say, do you know what happened
to Balaam?"
"Same as happened to me—an ass
spoke to him," came the answer, sharp
and quick. ■
Women's nerves are often ruined by sewing.
Tbe strain of working tbe
machine is bad. The strain on
the eyes is often worse.
Once the nervous system ia ran
down, nothing short of patient and
persistent treatment will bring back
health and vigor.
Rest if you can—got oat into the
fresh airand sunshine—build up the
nervous system by using
Dr. A. W. Chase's
Nerve Food
The sleeplessness, headaches,
tired feelings and irritability soon
disappear when Dr. A. W. Chase's
Nerve Food is used. Nervous prostration and paralysis arc prevented.
Health and vigor are restored?
Th* i
nulna
Chui'i Nerv_
Food bttr* portrait and tlffu-
turou shown in
liUustnttoo, Wc
a box. all deal-
era or Edman-
aoo, Datea ft
Co.. Toronto,
Write for frea
eopyDr.Chaaa'a
Hacipna.
WOLFE'S LIFE AND LETTERS.
Becklea Willson Publishes Great Soldier's Correspondence.
Mr. Beckles Willson has the good
fortune to !ive in the neighboihood
of what was once "Wolfe's house at
Weaterham. He has thus the aid of
association iu writing his account of
Wolfe's boyhood and later life. He .
claims also a great enthusiasm for
the hero. Certainly he has accomplished a valuable addition to the biography of Wolfe in publishing for the
first time many of Wolfe's letters.
"The Life and Letters ol James
Wolfe" is a bulky volume of more
tban 500 pages. The narrative which
connects the letters is interesting and
shows a genuine attachment and admiration. But it is to the letters
themselves that the reader turns to
discover, If possible, the character ol
a soldier so important to the world
whoso personality has remained hidden to some extent and is in no less
degree contradictory.
His early letters—the first printed
was written when he was lS—do not
reveal n remarkable youth. His early
love affairs nre far from being enthusiastic. But when he writes to his
father of war the passion of his life
seems to be revealed. "A battle
gained is, I believe, the highest joy
mankind is capable of receiving, to
hlm who commands." The same feeling is to be discovered In an eager
letter of counsel he writes three years
before his death to a younger officer.
The reader is not at first impressed
with his industry. But thnt he had a
strong purpose to be ready for some
great achievement shows in a letter
written to his mother in 1752 Irom
Paris.
"My Way of life that you inquire
for iB very singular for a young man
that appears to be in the world and
in pleasure. Four or five dnys in the
week I am up an hour before day
(that is six hours sooner than any
fine gentleman in Paris), I ride, and
as I told you in a former letter, I
fence and dance and have a master
to tench me French. These occupations take up all the morning. I dine
twice or three, times a week at home,
sometimes at Lord Albemarle's, and
sometimes* with my English acquaintances. After, dinner I either go to
the public entertainments or to visit,
at nine I come home and am in bed
generally by eleven. I can't say I
have any idle time; nor do I live in
the most agreeable manner, but I get
what I came here for, I take great
care of my health. I succeed much
better in fencing and riding than I do
in the art of dancing, for they suit my
genius better.''
This is a letter in which without
doubt the true Wolfe is -to be found
The same is true of the very particu
lar directions he gives for the care
and feeding of dogs. He wos a wise
as well as affectionate master to the
well-disciplined Flurry-
A number of his letters to Miss
Lowther are published and a good
deal is said of her in the biography.
But Wolfe appears to have loved his
mother with'more constancy and possibly more enthusiasm. His single
touch of humor is in an affectionate
letter consoling her for the state of
her teeth, and on his father's death
his chief anxiety was that his mother
might not have been properly considered. For the rest, his death was
what ne would have asked. Those
who read the letters will understand
that he meant what he said at the
last, "Then I die happy."
Knew an Actress.
A returning traveler from the West
tells of a little visit he made to one
of the smaller towns of southern
Manitoba. It was a place with one
hotel, and in the office the stranger
was waiting for the train that was
to take him to his. next stop. The
proprietor noticed his dapper appearance and enquired:
"Say, are you a theatre man?"
"Wo!" answered the stranger.
"Well, by gum, you look like one!"
was the response.
To satisfy the obvious curiosity of
the landlord the traveler confessed
that his business was the promulgation of a few special lines, crockery
and glassware, in the smaller communities of Western Canada.
"Well, that's strange," said the
landlord. "I don't often make a mistake. 1 can tell theatre people when
I see them. I've been to the By-jew
and the Uuickky in Winnipeg often.''
'the Bijou and Unique theatres, it
may be said, are well known amusement places in the western metropolis. ,
"Why, there was an actress came
along here two or three weeks ago,
and I spotted her for what she was
right awuy. She was a nice, bright
woman, too, and a swell dresser.
Gams uown from Winnipeg to see her
husband. He was runnin' a threshing
engine during the harvest, just to
pick up a little extry dough."
"Whut was her line?" asked the
traveler.
"Oh! I guesB she could do almost
anytliin'," replied the hotel proprietor, "but gee! her clog dancin' was
great I"
No Rest For Terrible Itch
The   Oil   of   Wintsrgreen Compound
Made His Skin as Purs as Ever.
Mr. James Lulloch, of Iron Bridge,
Ont,, considers the D. D. D. Prescription bf oil of wintergreen, thymol,
glycerine, etc., a wonderful cure for
skin troubles. He had good reason to
think so, too, according to his letter
of Mar. 27, 1909.
"I have suffered for years," he says,
with eczema, and now through using
two bottles of your wonderful cure,
my skin is as pure as it ever was.
My face was so bad I could not see.
I could not sleep. I could not rest at
all for the terrible itch. Thanks to
your wonderful medicine I am cured."
As eczema is a germ disease, and as
the germs are rgiht in the skin, blood
medicines will not cure it. The only
effective way is to treat the itch where
the itch is. D.D.D. Prescription penetrates the pores of the skin, kills the
germs which cause the eczema, gives
instant relief from the awful itch and
permanently cures.
For free sample bottle of D. D. D.
Prescription write to the D. D. D.
Laboratory, Department T. F„ 23 Jordan St., Toronto.
For sale by all druggists.
A Forceful Style
A teacher at an evening school had
before her a clnss in which were many
very rough lads.
"Suppose," said the teacher, "I
should say: 'Look out, boys; here
comes the police I' Would that be correct?"
There waB a silence. Finally a little fellow said: "No'm; that wouldn't
be right."
"Well," inquired the teacher, "how
should it be Baid?"
" 'Cheese it, cullies; here comes a
cop!' " was the reply—Tit-Bits.
"You seem much upset," my good
man." remarked the slum-visiting
curate, who happened to call when
Murkie was laying down the law somewhat emphatically to his family circle.
"Hupset!" bellowed Murkie; "I
should think I am hupset. Our blessed kid'a just set 'isself on fire, an'
Mowed if the missus 'ere an't been
an' put it out with my pot o' beer, an'
me stoneybroke, too!"
W. N. U„ No. 7M
Bluenose Pastors,
The announcement that Itev. Dr.
Robertson of St. John's, Nlld., formerly of Halifax, N.8., has been unanimously invited to become pastor of
St. James' Square Presbyterian
Church ol Toronto, recalls the statement that the "Bluenose" region is
the home of great preachers.
The "Bluenose" region is the country of great divines. A score of Toronto pulpits, especially of the Presbyterian faith, will corroborate that.
There are at least a dozen preachers
and college professors in this city
to-day who either first saw the light
of day in Nova Scotia or became famous in their profession there, and
their fame reached to Toronto and resulted in a call. A word to the wise
is sufficient. II sessions or church
boards are in search of a preacher or
teacher, let them send a deputation to
the eust, where most of the magi seem
to come from.
Wonderful Power of Suggestion.
Howard—Did you ever know of your
Own knowledge any one who was cured by suggestion?
Coward—Yes; I cured the old
duke's infatuation for my daughter
by suggesting that he lend me IB.
"It's so long since you called upon
me that I was beginning to think you
were fogetting me," remarked a girl
to a young man who had for long been
"attentive."
"Eight! I am for getting you," replied the youth, "and that's why I've
called tonight.  Can I have you?"
*********** **,* ***
SAFETY FOR CHILDREN
Mothers should never give
their little ones a medicine that
they do not know to be absolutely/ sale and harmless. The
so-called soothing medicines
contain opiates.that stupity the
child without ' curing its ailments. An over dose of these
medicines may kill the child.
Baby's Own Tablets is the only
child's medicine that giveB the
mother the guarantee of a government analyst that it contains no poisonous opiate or
harmful drug. The Tablets cure
constipation, indigestion, wind
colic, diarrhoea, destroy worms,
break up colds, and make teething easy. Sold by all medicine
dealers or by mail nt 25 cents a
box from The Dr. "Williams'
Medicine Co., Brockville, Ont.
BUNTING STORY.
*****************
Oletimer—"Is your married life one
grand sweet song?"
Newlywed—"Well, since our baby's
been born its been more like an opera,
full of grand marches with loud calls
for the author every night."
"This is an age of steel," said the
after dinner speaker. ■■<,,
"Permit me to suggest," interrupted the chairman, courteously, "that
for the benefit of the reporters you
spell that last word."
A Ready Weapon Against Pain.—
There is nothing equal to Dr. Thomas'
Eclectric Oil when well rubbed in.
It penetrates the tissues and pain disappears before it. There is no known
preparation that will reach the spot
quicker than this magic Oil. In consequence it ranks first among liniments now offered to the public > and
is accorded first place among all its
competitors.
Flattery has nearly always something back of it.
Suspicious
Mistress—You know, Melinda, we're
all very fond of you. I hope you like
your room and are content with your
wages. I'm thinking of giving you
my silk petticoat.
Cook—Foh de Lawd, Mis' Howard,
How many folkses has you been done
gone an' asked foh dinner?
John Timothy, who at present is
building .15 miles of the Vcgreville-Cal-
gary branch of the C.N.R., has received the rock work and bridge work
contract on the Esquimau and Nanaimo railway, involving $1,000,000.
The average girl thinks she could
dio for the hero in a novel.
Episode  of  the Late Journalist
the New English Reporter.
A short time ago some reminis-
cence% of the late Christopher W.
Bunting were published in these columns, and an old Toronto newspaper
man who read them has recalled another one in which the noted editor
played a small part. In the liter
seventies and in the eighties, Mr.
Bunting kept a supervising eye over
everything, and used to engage everyone ■ n the staff of The Toronto Mail
hiuiiielf, and suggest the duties they
were to perform.
One day a little Englishman blew
in town from Montreal, and told him \
hard   luck  story, saying  thut  he
No Finding Carlyle
Scotland has a great reputation for
was a trained reporter who had not j learning, nnd n Boston lady, who re.
Very Much Affected
Sprigg wtnt to a noted physician to
ask advice as to his health.   In pom-
been able to get a hold in this coun-, cently visited there, expected to find pous tones he addressed the doctor
try.    Mr.  Bunting engaged him and , the proverbial shepherd quoting Virgil     "I—ah—have come to—ah—ask you
turned  him over to tlieVcity editor.'and the laborer who hod Burns by —ah—what—what is—ah—the  deuced
The latter asked what ha should do ; heart.   She was disillusioned in Edin- mattah with me—ah!"
"I find that j*our heart is affected,"
said the physician gravely.
"Oh—ah—anything else—ah?"
"Yes, your lungs are affected, too."
"Anything—ah—else^ah?"
"Yes, your manners are also affected."—Tit-Bits.
with him, und Mr. Bunting suggested j burgh.   Accosting a policeman she in
quired as to the whereabouts of Car.
lyle's house.
"Which Carlyle?" he asked.
"ThomaR Carlyle," said the lady.
"What does he do?"
"He was a writer—but he's dead,"
she faltered.
"Veil, madam," the big Scot inform,
railroads in particular.  They were ex- i <*d her "if the man is dead over five
toitionate, their officials were incom- j vears there's little chance of finding
petent and insolent, their equipment  "nit anything about him in a big city
bad; altogether it was a terrible ar- jlike this."
ruignment.   It was a complete revers-j 	
al of the policy of The Mail, which      Benevolent Old Gentleman ("to seedy; %™e* aTegroTad^oTg rtoughUoTe
mhnnnt. fnr n mhl—Rnt tho loot mum .   .     . V .        ., ....     ..."        .   .
that he be put on railroad news un.
til he got to know the town. Mr,
Hunting went to New York lor a
week, and on his return journey
bought a copy of The Mail at Hamilton. Opening it, he was surprised
to read a most astounding "roast" on
railroads  in   general,  and  Canadian
Mlnard's Liniment for sals everywhere
A mission worker in New Orleans
{was visiting a reformatory near that
' city not so long ago when she observed
among the inmates an   old   acquain-
was   to   stimulate   railroad   development as essential to Canada's future.
Going to the office in wrath,   Mr
applicant for a job)—Bnt the laRt man
T helped turned out to be a burglar.
Seedy     \nplicant—Ah,   yer   'onor,
Tt's no sin to be ,10 years>of age, but
•t's n shame to ask a girl of 30 how
ild she is.
Bunting sent for Mr. Farrer, his chief  that's hOw innercent men like you and
editorial writer, and wanted to know  me 'as to suffer I—Punch.
what he meant by passing such an
article.    Mr. Farrer r-nljed that he
had never seen it until it appeared
in the paper, and that it must hnve
been sent up by the citv editor.  The
latter disavowed the article; said he     Tnstend of hiding their light   under
had seen  it in proof only, and as-  a bushel, lots of people stand iii their
sumed that it had been sent up by i own light.
the editorial writers for reasons best  ;	
known to themselves. The original Over 600"new school districts have
copy was sent for, and the writing been orennized in Alberta during the
identified as that of the new reporter,   inst four years.
It was obvious that he had sent it to I 	
the composing-room himself. The From the rolH to , , t ,
Englishman was told to go and sec    • ■ .'"'."",/"
Mr. Bunting.
"What the devil dp you mean by
sending up an article of this kind
without submitting it to anyone?"
asked the chief.
The reporter was not crushed. With
Cockney assurance he gave the ultimatum to Mr. Bunting as follows:
"I was assigned to cover railroad
news. If I am not to have a free
hand to say what I please about the
railroads, I wish to be placed on another assignment."
Mr. Bunting was knocked breathless. All he could say was: "Get to
Hades out of here!" And seeing the
look in his eye, the reporter "got,"
and never came back.
view moss, may not
asset.
be
desirable
A woman's patience with a stupid
man ii almost as near to divinity as
you can come in this world.
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Canadians Among the Qreat.
There is a new organization oi
painters and sculptors at Paris called
uie Societe Nouvelle. The great sculptor Kouiu is its president. The uuenij
bjrsiiip is less than a score, and is
made up of tbe "pick" of Eurupe.
it contains two English names: Burden,., tne celebrated portrait painter,
and Morrice, James W. Mortice, who
is. a native of Montreal. Oue must
tie ub.e to paint, and paint well, to
get into that group. And Mr. Morrice
is a Canadian I He is vice-president
of tne Salon d'Automne of Paris, and
a "member of the Societe National?
des ueaux Arts and of the International Society of Sculptors, Painters
aiiti Uravers of London, and has been
icierred to by Mr. Louis Vauxcelles,
a competent Parisian Art Critic, ae
the oue "Englishman" whose woik
nus taken the pluce of Wmstler's iu
the estimation of Parisian artists.
ilotu Walker and Morrice are uow
memoirs of the Canadian Art Club
anu ure annual exhibitors here. Other instances could be given, in sculpture as well as in painting. And it
cuu be added without fear of serious
refutation that in figure and marine
panning, as well as in the various
phases of landscape and genre subjects, we are making satisfactory contributions not to Canadian art merely, but'also'to universal art. It is
just the same, with most of the other
arts, and uny well-informed person
who considers the achievements thut.
Canadians nave made in the big cen-'
tres, (where opinion is made and circulated), must admit it.
Canadian Alpine Journal.
Few as interesting volumes aro published in Canada as The Canadian
Alpine Journal. The volume for 1909
is dated from - headquarters, Winnipeg, (180 Furby street). The first
paper iB a spirited account by tho
Rev. Mr. Kenny of the attempt to
climb Mount Robson last year. Mr.
Kenny's success this year adds to the
interest of the paper. "The Second
Ascent of Mount Tupper," by Miss
Jean Parker, and the story of the '
first successful climb of the same
mountain, translated ffom the German of Herr Wolfgang Koehler, taken ,
from the minute book of Glacier
House, possess the charm of personality and show the real fascination of
mountain climbing. But the finest
story in the book will be found under
Alpine Notes. It Ib an account taken
Irom a letter by Tom Wilson, tho
most celebrated guide of the Canadian
Rockies, of the tramp home seventy
miles to Banff last Christmas. Hu
was caught in a blizzard in the Pipestone Pass. What he says of his
march reveals a pluck and endurance
which it would be hard to match.
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She (newly engaged)—"D'you think
I accepted him the first time he proposed," then?"
Her Friend, (sweetly)—"Of course
not, dear; because the first time he
nroposed I was alone with him."
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DIVING BELL SPIDERS.
A FRENCHMAN ones remarked
that kingdom! have risen, and"
fallen with the shrug of a
woman's shoulders. He exaggerated, of course, but there la undoubted beauty in symmetrical, well-
rounded shoulders. Many women do
much to beautify this part of the
body, and, alas! many .are continually treating their shouldert In a
way -that detracts from their natural,
pleasing line, fhe candid tailor, ln
fitting yoyr gown, wilt often enlighten you about your deficiencies. I
am going to bring a few salient errors and positions to your mind today.
I hope to teach this lesion negatively;
and, when scanning the illustrations,
remember that emblasoned above
each, one is a large. . forbidding
"Don't!"
A very unattractive shoulder line is
obtained by an improper adjustment
of a corset. By thoughtless lacing,1 a
ridge of flesh appears at the upper
part of the back. The shoulder blades
are pushed out and up and a consequent raising of the shoulder results.
This causes a shortening of the neck
and an appearance that Is very unnatural. I advise a refitting of the
injurious corset. Have ;an experienced
person arrange It for you and use the
hand glass to detect any rise in the
shoulder line. An arm exercise which
Is rotary will flatten the back and
lower the shoulders. *
I have often seen young girls, while
listening, lean backward upon a table
or railing and practically support the
weight of the body by the hands.
This straightens the srme and raises
ths shoulders. If persisted In the
shoulders will be raised above their
normal height. If this habit be form-
ffeeffecsi oftmpmpzr
faring
ed-and let me ; warn you that these
habits of posture gain a foothold In
our everyday life very quickly—an
effect that Is almost a deformity will
be seen. Whenever a wish to assume
this easy and careless position seises
you, mas ter it and either sit down ln
a chair or stand straight with the
weight on the. balls of the feet. It
will not require many days of abne-'
gatlon to outgrow entirely an Inclination for this pose.
When interested' In a good book the
opportunities to forget one's position are
legion. The favorite attitude Is In front
of a table, with the forearms* resting
ou It. This means that the weight of
the body Is not supported by the backbone, which should bear It, but by the
elbows and forearms. The spinal column
is curved from disuse, .the, back becomes
rounded and the shoulders raised. The
corrective ln this base is a knowledge
of a proper sitting position while read
ing. Keep both feet on the floor, the
back straight and the hips well back.
The bqok should be accommodated to
the eyes, not vice versa. Tou will And
that It will become Just as easy for
you to read In this way. as In a harmful position.
While talking, at a table many girls
clasp both bands above the supporting
elbows. It seems to be understood that
this position Is the concomitant of a
picture hat In a hotel. It may be
piquant, but It plays havoc with the natural line of the shoulders. It Is a position that lacks dignity, I think. If a
woman could see her profile with its
curved back. Us shortened neck and Its
ill-fitting dress, Bhe would quickly form
a habit of proper carriage of the body-
while at n table. The lounging ln public
places has never been considered good
form, and it Is certainly not good looking.
The shoulders aro raised to a very un
attractive height by folding the srms.
Sometimes this position is the result of
a slight chilliness, but more often It
can be traced to carelessness. The first
cause has an obvious cure; the last can
be corrected by, folding the hands ln the
lap and determining to keep down the
shoulders.
One thing should be impressed upon
the mind of the woman who Is seeking
health and beauty. Nature knows much
more about the proper adjustment of
different parts of the body than we give
her credit for. Any position repeatedly
taken will In time alter the symmetrical
lines which are Intended for us. While
there Is time, restrain any wishes to exaggerate the shoulder -line. Do not
shorten the graceful curve of your neck.
Correct any abnormal appearance by
exerolslna- the will. Determine to take
proper sitting and standing positions,
and an unbiased inspection of your mirror will give pleasing results.
return gifts, although It is considered
better taste.
A girl may certainly give her fiance
handsome gifts If she chooses to do
Half a Dozen Queries
Dear Mrs. Adams.
1.  Do you think a sin of 13 la too younr
should 1 wear tny drwieaT
I. Do you s« sny harm of girts and
boys  walking home from school  together!
*. If a boy sends you a poatcard and
you do not can to answer U. wbat should
you do?
6. When a boy asks a girl to accompany
her home and ihe does not care to hava
him, what should she mv?
9. If a hoy and girl have been eorre-
tpordlng for quits a while and be asks the
nrl for her picture, should she give It to
Elm? A CCNHTANT READER.
1. A girl of IS Is too young to go out
with boys of any age.
2. Wear your dresses about two Inches
above tbe shoe tops.
3. There Is no reason why boys and
flrls should not walk home from school
ogether.
4. Simply Ignore the fact that you received a card.
5. You might say some one expects to
see you home, as they probably do If
you are but 11
fi. It would be unwise to do so.
The "At Home" Days
Dear Mrs.  Adama. . .' ,   .
Will you kindly enlighten ma about tha
following la your social customs column?
If a weddlna announcement reads thus:
. "At home flrst and second Tuesdays In October," Isn't It a reueptlonT How many
cards should a married woman leave? If
out ot the city and unable lb be present,
should one send cards and how many and
how should thev be sent—that Is. tha
number tor a married woman? Should one
consider Tuesday the at home day -In th.
future, and after having returned to the
city call upon a Tuesday? GLADYS.
Tea; the two daya are to be considered reception days, but Tuesdaya need
not be considered the bride's at home
daya for the future. A married woman
should leave one card of her own and
two of the husband's. Send the same
number ln card envelopea If you are
unable to be present at the reception.
Oithirln* Air For Uh In Working
Undar Wattr.      -
Ibe diving bell spider** gather air to
use jut a* a soldier might drtw water and dispose It about b> perm tit
-water bottles. Tbey do tbls In two
way*, one ot wbleb is ebaracterlsttc of
many of tbe crea tores wok* Ure botb
In ail. out of tbe water, as the spider
does; Tbe tall of tbe spider to cohered wltb blael**, velwty lialr. Putting
Its tall out of tbe water, it collects
mnch air Id tbe Interstices of tb* tgr?
vet It thea descends, when all this
air drawn dow« beneath tbe snrfaea
collects Into a single .bobble, covering
Its tall and breathing bole* like a coat
of quicksilver. This supply the spider
uses op when at work below until It
dwindles to a single speck, wben ft
once more ascends and collects a fresh
store.
The writer has seen one of these
spiders spin to many web* across ibe
stems of water plants In a limited
apace tbat not only the small water'
shrimps and larvae, but even a young
llib, were entangled. Tbe other and
more artistic mean* of gathering air
employed by tbe spider la to catch a
bubble on tha aorface aod swim below
witb IL Tbe babble Is tben let go into
a bell woven under some plant, Into
which many other bubble* bar* been
drawn, lo thia diving bell tbe eggs
are laid and the young batched nodes
the constant watcb of ths old spider.
-London Saturday Review.
A Linen Shower
Dear Mrs. Adams.
Will  you  kindly.   ._.	
suggest soma ways of entertaining  for a
Will you kindly, through your paper,
juggest aoma ways of enlertalnlna for r
linen shower? IBABBL.LK.
ADVICE ON SOCIAL CUSTOMS
JLSUt^tms
t,n^»ts*Jfr'™*^~*
■AUMTr
rjttrsp
WHAT TO BAT
THB wlaeit and best ot us cannot always know what to say.
•Hhoujh such knowledge la
usually possessed by even th*
molt vapid ot the socially experienced.
But no one need teel discouraged, for
happily most ot the polite expressions
may be memorised and mumbled so
that nn one can really tell If they
are perfectly appropriate or not. Mumbling It a bad habit, that proves a
blessing on occasion.
Often and often tome Inexperienced
maiden writes to ask what to tty
when ont ot the masculine porauttlon
Is presented to her, when ht comes to
call or when, ho tayt good-bye.
Young hostesses; too, write to ask for
ths proper forma of greeting and for
proper expreaalona of regret to use
at the guest's departure. Any of these
forms may be murmured In a scarcely
audible tone of voice; It la better n''.
to apeak them too loudly, but It Is
comfortable to know that, ahould they
be heard, they are correct and polite.
The flrst difficulty nrlaos at the tlmo
.of   Introduction.   "Pleased   to   meet.
you" soundt stereotyped and Inadequate, yet many people say It. It It
better to think of tome less ordinary
form and use It always. A man sometimes murmurs, "Thia It a great pleasure to me," and a woman may answer,
"I am glad to tee you," or "I have
heard to many people apeak ot you,"
or "mention you."
It It through these little polite lay-
IngB that the conventions are complied with and the Ice is broken for
tbe furtherance of pleasant conversation and possible friendship. Only tht
novice ln tht wayt of the world will
lay merely, "How do you dot" It ll
•o very senseless and automatic. It ll
tht too tvldtnt attempt to say something, no matter what, and instead of
helping acqiialntanct It piles the Ice
thicker and higher.
Ont may tometlmet put Individuality or compliment Into th* most commonplace remark by a slight accent
properly placed. Thia may b* mad* to
convey interest, even flattery. Such
mattera of everyday Intercourse
ihould be thought ot and studied until
proficiency II attained.
When a caller arrives * the hostess,
be she maid or matron, may say, "t
am very glad to te* you." and If ihe
manages to nut juit the faintest accent upon the word very, ihe will
y»ke her greeting the more successful. "The politer tht better," should
be the motto of every one, although
the wise maiden will never gush over
tny one, man jir woman.
When a mnn fakes his leave, or when
tht feminine caller rises to say goodbye, the polite hostess will murmur.
"Must you go? I am sorry. Do come
tgaln.   It his been very nice to set
you.'' All ot that It not one whit too
much, and if the caller be a woman
the may make It even more hospitably
emphatic by the intersperslon of a little
tiny bit of the forbidden gush.
Tht good hostess never overpersuades
a reluctant guest to remain. The invitation should be extended, of course,
but it should never be made eo Insistent
that the guest it forced to give excuses.
The caller also has a part to play, and
he or she must be equally polite and
make the usual remark! for the occasion. "I am very fortunate to havo
found you at home" li always a polite
phrase to use as a tort of forerunner
to the Inevitable "good-bye"; and if It
be a woman the muit alwaya add,
"And I am hoping that you will soon
come to see me."
At an entertainment both hostess and
guest must Use a slightly different set
of phrases, for the guest has been asked
to come and hat come with the expectation of finding tht hostess receiving.
When hostesa and guett meet and shako
hand! tha usual "How do you dot"
may bt dispensed with, and the hostesa
may say, "It was good of you to
come," or "I am fortunate to have
been able to get you"; to which the
guest may reply, "I was only too glad.
Tour entertainments are alwaya perfect."
When It Is time to go the guest opens
the exchange of civilities, and usual!/
with an expression of appreciation. She
or he may say, "I had such a lovely
time," or "T am sorry I must go"; to
which the hostess should reply, "It has
given me pleasure to have had you,"
or "I am so glad you could oomt."
8o, you see. life Is like a bridge game;
each occasion hat t set phrue for both
. partners and opponents, and all that
ono need do Is to learn eacb phrase.
Then you will never be at a loss, and
in time variations of the tame politeness
will occur to you.
PERPLEXITIES
SOLVED
A Fisting Party
DEAR Ml* Adams.
Is ft chapiron necessary when two
■Iris  ot 16  an  Invited  on  a  fishing
parly by two of tbelr boy friends?
EDITHA.
If the excursion Is not to be held
very far from home and Is to take
place In the daytime, I do not think a
chaperon is really necessary.
The Arm Question
Dear Mrs.  Adams.
_ar M _	
Will  you  kindly  tell me whether  It  Is
—ler * -'■' -■•-- -"' '- ■-    ■•'
_ec(
ase taL	
theater or party?
Ill  vol    .    	
ier for a elrl who will be le yeara old
December to let a boy about tht Mine
age  take her arm when returning from ft
firoper
n Dec
Should I let him come to aee me more
than three times a week?
What time should he leave our home
at nightT ignorant.
No; a boy should never take hold
of a girl's arm.
Three times a week Is often enough
tw him to call.
He should leave the house at 10
o'clock.
What To UhlVith Gifts
Dear Mra. Adami.
If a girl !• ennBir«rl to he married, ihould
■ha send back everything that other men
have, riven her. even If they are not pfer-
ronal glfta-for Instance, a real handMtme
chafing dlih?
■■ la It propter for o tclrl to Rive her fl»nt*e
handiome glftn al«o? a NXinrs.
No; It Is not absolutely necessary to
You Invite the guests to an afternoon
tea, and the time Is usually taken up
In viewing the different pieces of linen
which the bride-to-be has received.
Holding His Hat
Dear Mrs. Adams
Kindly tell me Is It the proper thing
for a lady to hold a young man's bat when
out  In company?
A CONSTANT READER.
No; it is not considered good form.
Introducing a Young Man
Desr Mrs. Adams.
When a y»m.ir man from a distant town
and a strangei tu ull the other members
of the family Is to vls.t a young lady, by
whom should he be mel T
At whst time and In an eaay manner
should ho be Introduced lo tha mother and
brother of the young Isdy? A. B, C.
If the young lady ia the only member of the family who knows the
visitor, it would be all right for her
to meet him at the door. Take him
Into the drawing room, and if your
motber and brother art not already
there you may call them into the room
and sny you would like them to
meet Mr. So-and-so. This Introduction should take place as soon as tht
man has come Into the room. After
meeting him your family need only
talk to him a tew minutes and than
leave.
Rude Conduct
Dear Mrs. Adama.
What ahould a boy do whan at a high
school reception a sir) In ths midst of a
conversation should sak him to bring another boy lo tsllt lo ber. when aha baa
seen him slr.ady and haa had no reason
lo be. cross with tha boy to whom aha fa
already modus?
When a itrrfoes to coltege and gives i
girt, and the walk ia uhTlghted and un-
psved, should alie take It amiss If tho
boy held her arm. lo keep her from step-
(Ins In rough plsces. Instead of her holding
la armt CURlOt'S.
It was very Impolite for the girl to
make such a request when she was
already engaged ln conversation with
some one else. However, the hov
roulrl linrdlv do anything In that case
but obey her demand.
No; the- girl should never write first.
The boy took hold nf the girl's nrm
with only an Intention to help, and thp
j-trl need not bs angry over such a
smHll matter.
How Turner Piinttd.
If we are to believe 'J'hornbury, the
wonderful "Burning of tbe Home of
Lords and Commons" waa almoet entirely painted after tbe cunvtt wet
bung on tbe walla of tbe Royal academy. So certain was Turner ot himself at tbat period tbat be would tend
to tbe exhibition Just a laid Id tketcb,
trusting entirely to varnishing daya to
complete tbe scheme. He would arrive
at tbe academy aa early aa 4 o'clock lo
tbe morning and be among tbe last to
leave la tbe evening.
Unlike Lawrence, who bad to itep
back constantly to Judge of effect*.
Turner would work, so to say, wltb
his nose to tbe canvas. Wben Lord
Hill at too close quarters looked at tb*
bouses of parliament picture be condemned It aa "nothing but dab*.'
Catching It* magical effect from a Juit
distance, however, be exclutmed enthusiastically: 'Tainting! God bleu
mel So It Is!" According to Thorn-
bury, Turner made a number ot
■ketches or tbe fire, bot produced two
pictures only,—London New*.
Stolen Plaoe Names.
Tbere are many stolen place name*
outside Lancashire, tbe moat flagrant
"instance of tbeft being afforded hy
Btruria, In Staffordshire, whlcb annexed this name because Wedgwood'*
copies of Etruscan pottery were manufactured tbere. Tben In Wale* w*
And Bethetda and Hebron,, and in
Scotland Joppn, Alexandria aud Potto-
bello. Valentla, off tbe irlih coast, I*
named after tbe Spanish town, hut thia
il* hardly a case of tbeft aa tbe Span-
lards themselves bestowed tbe nam*
on tbe Island. Aspatrla, In Cumberland, looks like a name niched trom
'Italy, but bt Id reality a corruption ot
Ootpatrlrk.-London Chronicle.
Her Prtftrenct,
-Wblch," asked the Mitotic youth,
"has your greater admiration, poetry
or music?"
"Music," answered Ulna Cayenne.
"It la impossible for tb* melody of any
popular song to be aa absurd a* to*
words."
Heredity.
"Scaddsworth's grandfather wa* •
barber."
"Was be? Tben Scaddsworth's bablt
of tucking bis nnpkln under his chin
as If he were going to be shaved mutt
be a relic ot barberiim/'-Cblcago Bee-
ord-Herald.    u THE   REPORTER,   NEW   MICHEL,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA.
Satan
Sanderson
By BALLIE ERMINE RIVES,
Author ef "Stens Courageous." Eta.
Copyright.  1908.  the  Bobbs-Merrlll
Company.
(Continued.)
]C> Chapter 24
'ALLELDJAH J ONE.
was In his element
Wltb bis wheezy melo-
deon, bis gasoline flare
and bis wild earnestness, be crowded tht
main street of the little mining town.
He had not locked for listeners here,
tor he was a new sensation. Wben be
lit his flare In the courthouse square
at dusk on tbe second evening the office of the Mountain Valley House was
emptied and the barrooms and gaming
tables well nigh deserted of tbelr patrons.
Jessica bad seen the mustering
crowd from tbe hotel entrance. Mrs.
Halloran had welcomed ber errand
that day and given her ber best room,
a chamber overlooking tbe street She
bad persuaded her visitor to spend tbe
afternoon and Insisted tbat she stay
to supper, "Just to see how sbe would
like It for a steady diet" Now, as
Jessica passed along toward the mountain road the spectacle chained ber
(ett on tbe outskirts of the gathering.
8he watched and listened witb a pie-
Ballelujah Jones was in Ms element
occupied mind. She waa thinking that
on her way to the sunltarlum she
would cross to tbe cabin for a good
night word witb tbe man upon whom
ber every thought centered,
Aa It happened, however, Harry was
at that moment very near her. Alone
on tbe mountain, tbe perplexing conflict of feeling had again descended
upon blm. He bnd fought It but it
had prevailed and at nightfall had
driven blm down to the town, where
the street preacher now beld forth.
He stood alone, unnoted, a little distance away near the courthouse steps,
where by reason of the crowd Jessica
could see neither him nor the dog,
which sniffed at the beels of the circle
of bystanders aa if to inquire casually of salvation.
Numbers were swelling now, and
the street preacher, shaking back bis
long hair, drew a premonitory, waver
Ing chord from his melodeon and
■truck up a gospel song. The song
ended, he mounted his camp stool to
propound his usual flery text
The watcher by the steps was gazing
with a strange, alert Intentness. Something In tbe scene held him enthralled.
Hallelujah Jonea knew tbe melodramatic value of contrast As bis mood
called be passed abruptly from exhortation to song, from prayer to fulmlna-
tlon, and he embellished his harangue
with anecdotes drawn from bis lifelong
campaign against the arch enemy of
souls. Of wbat be bad said tbe soil,
tary observer had been quite unconscious. It wa* the ensemble—tbe repetition of something experienced somewhere before—tbnt appealed to blm.
Suddenly, however, a chance phrase
pierced to hla understanding.
Another moment and he was leaning
forward, bis eyes Died, bis breath
■training at his breast Por each word
of the speaker now was knocking a
•ledge hammer blow upon the' blank
will in his brain. Hallelujah Jones
had launched Into tbe recital of a atory
which, though tbe stern charge of a
bishop had kept him silent as to name
and locality, yet possessing tbe vividness of an actual experience, had lost
little In the telling. It wos tbe tale of
an evening when be bad peered through
the tilted window of a chapel and seen
Its dissolute rector gambling on tbe table of tbe Lord.
The words shrieked themselves
through Harry'* brain. Harry Sander
■on, not Hugh
Stlres! Not an
outcaat! Not
criminal, thief
and forgerl The
curtain was rent
The dead wall In
his brain waa
down, and tbe
real past swept
over blm lo an
ungovernable
flood. Hallelujah
Jones bad fur
nlsbed tbe clew
to tbe mote. His
story was the
last great wave,
wbleb had crumbled all at once
the cliff of oblivion that tbe normal process of the recovered mind hnd
been stealthily undermining. Harry
Sanderson nt Inst knew bis past nnd
III of puzzlement and distress that It
bad held.
Shaking in every limb and feeling nil
•long tbe courthouse wnll llko n rlrimir.
Horrv Sanderson,
not Hugh Stlres I
en man, be made hla way to the further deserted street A passerby would
bave shrunk at tight of his face and
hla burning eyes.
For these months be, tbe Rev. Henry
Sanderson, disgraced, had suffered
eclipse, had been sunk out of sight and
touch and hearing like a stone in a
pool. For tbese months—through an
accidental facial resemblance and a
fortuitous concurrence of circumstances—he had owned tbe name and
Ignominy of Hugh Stlres. And Jessica? Deceived no less than he, dating her piteous error from tbat mistaken moment when sbe bad torn the
bandage from her eyes on her wedding
day, she bnd never seen tbe real Hugh
In Smoky Mountain. She must learn
the truth. let how to tell her? How
could be tell her all?
At any hour yesterday, bard as tbe
telling must have been, be could bave
told ber. Last nlgbt tbe bour passed.
How could he tell ber now? Vet sbe
waa tbe real Hugb's wife by law and
right He himself could not marry her.
If Clod would but turn back tbe universe and give blm yesterday!
HI* feet dragging aa though from
Wld. he climbed the mountain rnn*
An he walked be look from his pocket
the little gold cross, and his finger*,
numb with misery, tied it tb bis thong
watch guard. It had been only a bauble, a pocket piece acquired be knew
not "When or bow. Now he knew It for
tbe badge of his calling. He remembered now tbat, pressed a certain way,
it would open, and engraved inside
were hla name and the date of his ordination.
He might shut the cabin door, but
be could not forbid tbe torturer that
came with him across the threshold.
He might throw himself npon bis
kneea and bury his face in the rough
■kin of the couch, but he could not
■hut out word* .that blent in golden
lettered flashes acroaa hla throbbing
eyeballs. "Thon Shalt not covet thy
neighbor's wife.?
So be crouched, a man under whose
feet life had crashed, leaving him pinned beneath the wreck to watch the
Are tbat must creep nearer and nearer.
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Curiosity held Jessica until the evangelist closed hi* melodeon preparatory
to a descent upon tbe dance hall. Then,
thinking of the growing dark wltb
■ome trepidation, ihe started toward
the mountain.
Ahead of her a muffled puff-puff
Bounded, and the dark bulk of an automobile was moving slowly In the same
direction, and sbe quickened ber pace,
glad of this quasi company.
A little way up the ascent a cumbrous sbadow startled her. She saw In
a moment that It was the automobile,
baited at tbe side of the road. Her
footsteps made no sound, and she wa*
close upon It when ahe saw the three
men It had carried standing near by.
She made to pass them and had crossed half the Intervening space, wheu
some instinct sent her to the shade of
the trees. They had stopped opposite'
the hydraulic concession, where a side
path left the main road. It waB the
same path by which she and August
Prendergast had taken tbelr unconscious burden on a nlgbt long ago,
leading along the hillside, overlooking
the snakelike flume and forming a
steeper short cut to the cabin above.
They were conversing In low tones, and
as they talked tbey pointed, aha
thought, toward It
Jessica had never In ber life been an
eavesdropper, but her excited senses
In the swift action with which ne
snatched the- firearm from the flrst
speaker, sighted and fired.
In the still night the concussion
seemed to rock tbe ground and roused
a hundred echoes. It startled and
shocked tbe listening girl, but not so
much as the sonnd that followed It—
a cry that had notblng animal-like and
that sent tbe men running down the
slope toward an object tbat lay huddled by tbe sluice box.
In horrified curiosity Jessica followed, slipping from shadow to shadow.
She saw the sheriff kneel down and
draw a collapsed and empty horse-
skin from a figure whose thieving cunning it would never cloak again.
"So It was yon, after all, Prendergast!" tbe sheriff said contemptuously.
The wblte face stared up at them,
venomous and writhing, turning about
the circle as tbougb searching for some
one who wan not there.
"How did—you guess?"
Tbe sheriff, wbo bad been making *
■wlft examination, answered the panted question. "You have no time tt
think of that now," he said.
A sinister look darted into the Aiming yellow eyes, and hatred and car
t'alrity rekindled' them, l'rendergnst
struggled to a sitting posture, then
fell back, convulsed. "Hugb Stlres!
He waa the only—one wbo knew—bow
it was done. He's clever, but be can't
get tbe best of Prendergast!" A spasm
distorted his features.   "Walt—wait!"
He fumbled In his breast, and his
fingers brought forth a crumpled piece
of paper. He thrust it Into the sheriff's hands.
"Look! Look!" he gasped. "Tbe
man they found murdered on tbe claim
there"—be pointed wildly Up the hill-
Bide—"Dr. Mpreau. 1 found him—dying!   Stlres"-
Strength was fast falling him. He
tried again to speak, but only Inarticulate sounds came from bis throat
A blind terror had clutched the heart
of the girl leaning from the shadow.
"Dr, Moreau"—"murdered." Why, he
had been one of Hugh's friends! Why
did this man couple Hugh's name with
that worst of crimes? What dreadful
thing was he trying to tell? She bard
ly repressed a desire to scream aloud.
"Be careful wbat you say, Prender-
gast" said the sheriff sternly.
The wretched man gathered fore*
for a last effort. His voice came In a
croaking whisper:
"It was Stlres killed hlm. Moreau
wrote It down—and I—kept the paper.
Tell Hugh—we break—even!"
A NIAGARA LANDSCAPE.
$&i9k
JAf5^
"It was SUret killed him."
made her anxious. Moreover, she wil
In a way committed, for sbe could not
now emerge without being seen. A»
she waited a man came from the path
and Joined the others. The sky bad
been overcast and gloomy, but tb*
moon drew out Just then, and she saw
that the newcomer, evidently a patrol,
carried a rifle In tbe hollow of his arm.
She also saw tbat one of tbe flrst thre*
was tbe automobile'* owner.
For some minutes they convened In
undertones, whose very secrecy Inflamed her Imagination. It seemed to
her that they made some reference to
the flume. Had tbere been another robbery of the sluice boxes and could
tbey still suspect Hugb?
Dread and Indignation made her
bold. When tbey turned Into the path
she followed, trending noiselessly, till
sbe was close behind them. Tbey had
stopped again and were looking intently ot a shadowy gray something tbat
moved Iu the bottom below.
Sbe heard the man wbo carried tb*
rifle sny, with a smothered laugh:
"It's only Rnrncy McGinn's old whit*
horse taking a drink out of the Blulc*
box.   do often does tbnt"
Then the sheriff's voice said: "McGinn's horse is In town tonight, with
Barney on her back. Horse or no
horse, I'm going to"-  The rest was lost
(To be Continued.)
SNEEZING
Some Superstitlont Conctrning Thli
Noit Trouble.
During the middle ages Italy was
devastated by an epidemic which
seemed to have sneezing as its fatal
symptom. Straightway a sneext wasi
considered evidence ot approaching,
death.
In somewhat earlier times the luck'
or ill luck of a sneeze was daiaendent
upon the side toward which it was
directed. The right side ru considered lucky, the hit unlucky. A
sneeze was heard on the ivht on
one of the ships before the w.ttle of
Salarnis and it was considered a
lucky omen.
Xenophone considered a sneeze
from one of his soldiers a significant
prophecy of victory.
Theocritus stated that a bridegroom
who sneezed was sure to be happy
and lucky, while Catullus declared
it a good omen if two lovers sneezed.
In the olden days if a man sneezed
while dressing he went back to bed
again before completing his toilet,
and the captain of a vessel would
delay his voyage il one ol his sailors
sneezsd while, weighing anchor.
At the present time theie seems to
be a superstition to the effect that a
sneeze before breakfast indicates the
reception of a present before the
week is out. A sneeze on Sunday, it
is said, is an assurance that you will
meet your true love before the end
of the week. On Monday it means
danger; on Tuesday that you will be
introduced to a stranger; on Wednesday a letter and on Thursday something better. There is but one omen
concerning sneezing that is undeniable, and that is that the sneezer
either has a cold or is catching one.
Things Thiatrloal.
Heavy  with haze that  merges  and
melts free
Into the measureless depth on either
hand,
The full day rests npon the luminous
land
In one long noon of golden reverie.
Now hath the harvest come and gone
with glee, -
The shaven fields stretch smooth and
clean away.
Purple and green, and yellow, and
soft gray.
Chequered   with   orchards.    Farther
still I see
Towns and dim villages, whose rooftops fill
The distant mist, yet scarcely catch
the view,
Thorold set sultry on its plateau'd
hill.
And far to westward, where yon pointed towers
Bise taint and ruddy trom the vaporous blue, '
Saint Catharines, city of the host of
flowers.
—Archibald Lampman.
DANCE OF FALSE FACES.
An Iroquoit Society In Honor of My*
ttrlout Ptoplt.
According to the present Iroquois
version this earth waa created by
Hawen-i-yu before mortal man was
made. While this creator was admiring his work a monstrous head with
glaring eyes and flowing hair drifted
into view.
"What are you doing on my earthP"
cried the monster.
'It is not yours, but mine," retorted
Ha-wen-i-yu.
"You lie!" was the reply. "I have
lived here since the beginning of the
world I"
"But I made the world I" cried Hawen-i-yu.
"Prove it," said the monster, and
to demonstrate his own power he
beckoned to a mountain to approach.
It moved up and took a position nearby.
Now Ha-wen-i-yu asked the monster
to turn aside for a moment, and at
the same instant commanded the
mountain to approach to swiftly that
it struck the side of the monster's
face and twisted the features awry,
giving it the expression of a modern
false face. At this display of mysterious power the monster acknowledged
Ha-wen-i-yn's superiority and begged
for hia life and that of his people.
This was finally granted upon the
condition that the false-face people
should live forever at the ends ot the
earth, where they would be unseen
of men.. In return for the permission
they would aid mankind in curing
the sick upon the proviso that the
latter kept their memory sacred.
The Iroquois have a false-face society in honor of those mysterious
people at the ends of the earth, and
every New Year they hold a dance
for them. Hideous wooden masks are
worn hy the dancers, who go through
intricate evolutions to the beating of
a turtle-shell rattle. During this ceremony the sick receive the closest attention and are supposed to derive
great benefit through the medium of
the dance.
First Actor-I have Just signed a
contract for the season at a salury of
$500 a week.
Second Actor - That's nothing. I
have au offer of *50 a week ln real
money.
 j	
Nondeti'ohablt.
Wllness-At the time of the accident my niiiltl was In my boudoir ar-
riiiielng my hair,
Lawyer-Yen. und where were you?
Witness  sii'i-llustou Transcript.
Sport of M intra.
To be sure, there is the tempering
of the steel and the fine calculation
and skilful workmanship necessary
to get the right gauge, but a hand
drill contest depends on the mighty
biceps and the bulldog endurance to
smite and smite and smite the cold
steel into the granite. There is something primitive, something Homeric,
in these contests—brute force of thew
and sinew against the inanimate resistance of the flinty rock. Last year
in the drilling contest in Cobalt, to
be sure, it was discovered that the
handle of one ol the hammers had
been sawn almost through, but, as a
rule, the game admits of no little
petty tricks and meannesses that so
often make organized sport nauseous
to" the more sensitive conscience.
'This year long before the date of
the contest, on August 18, miners
were spending their spare hours in
driving the steel into the rock and
preparing for the big flght. The contest was left open and, therefore, permitted ol Page and Pickens, the
Globe, Arizona, champions, competing. There would have been more local interest if they had not, but Cobalt would have missed a magnificent
display of Thor-like smiting. It cannot be alleged that it was mere professional efficiency in preparing the
steel that won them their overwhelming superiority over all local opposition; they were the brawniest and fittest men on the ground. Page, the
more famous of the two, is a spare
westerner, as tall as his mate, Jim
Pickins, but with that easy nonchalance of bearing that is peculiar to
the western man.
Didn't Know We Had Eltctlon*.
The ignorance of many Americans,
especially Western Americans, ol
everything geographical, historical,
and political except those things
which pertain to the United States is
proverbial, although conditions are
improving somewhat of late years
when there has been a large summer
influx. Lost autumn a Kansas journalist was traveling in Canada. It
may have been William Allen White,
who thinks that St. Mark's Venice,
looks like a junk-shop, but the deponent who is a prominent railroad
official sayeth not. He was told that
the general elections were on.
"Why," said he in surprise, "I did
not know you had elections. I thought
all your officials were appointed from
England."
"That does not surprise me," responded the official. "Precisely the
same remark waB made to me a few
years ugo by a judge of the state oi
Illinois."
Huge Bridge It Planned.
The C.P.R. hnve proposed that the
city of Edmonton unite with the railway in tlio construction of a combined
truffle and railway bridge over the
Saskatchewan river at a cost of $1,-
428,793. A railway hridge alone
would cost $842,727. The structure,
exclusive ot approaches, would be
"2,687 feet long. 26 feet wido und 396
feet above high water level.
CATS AS FISHERMEN.
Animal Sportsmen That Hava Htlptd
Thtlr Masttri.
When the cat's well-known   aversion to water is taken into account,
j it is surprising to find that in a few
I'instances  tbis domestic   feline   has
| allowed its acquired   love   for   fish
I flesh to overpower its repugnance to
getting wet. The' best known instance
is that reported   by   Buckland,   the
English naturalist.    A fisherman   ol
Portsmouth had a cat which bore the
name of Puddles, and   this   animal
used to accompany him on his nightly fishing trips.   As they neared the i
TESTING THE SENSES.
An
Interesting Gtmt That Will Provoke Much Hilarity.
Any number can take part ln this
game, wblch requires a little preparation  beforehand.   Pencil  and  paper
must be given each player, and tbo
fishing grounds the cat "would perch j various articles for testing the senses
itself in the bow of the boat and keep ' sbould   be in  readiness  before  tbe
a close watch for the schools. As
soon as the boat would get into a
school overboard would go Puddles,
to return in a minute with a fish in
its mouth, and it would keep on until
flshini; was over for the nignt, apparently greatly enjoying every minute
of the time.
.The Rev. F. 0. Morris, in his anecdotes of "Natural History," mentions the case of a cat at Aberford
Mills, England, which might be seen
at noon, when the wheels of the mill
were stopped, swimming and diving
about in pursuit of its finny prey. A
friend informs me, continues the
writer, that while on a trip to Newfoundland some years ago he used to
spend a great deal of his time around
the fish wharves and curing stages.
One day, while Idling away time stone of the piers, on which some men
were dressing fish, he happened to
look over the side, and noticed a
black dog sitting on a rock that rose
several inches above the water. On
observing closely, he noticed that the
dog was looking intently into the
water. The water was 6 feet or 8 lest
deep, very clear, and as a piece of
offal would be thrown overboard
every inch of its progress toward the
bottom could be distinctly followed
with the eye. In anticipation of these
choice morsels, a number of sculpins
had gathered, and aa soon as the
splash announced that a piece was
on the way, half-a-dozen of the fish
would start for it. The dog would
intently watch them, and the moment
one turned its broadside to him he
darted down like a fishhawk, and
in a moment came Up with one ol
the fish in his mouth, and swimming
to the shore, a few feet away, deposited the dead prize on the beach, returning then to the rock.
My friend watched lor over an
hour, arid in that time saw the dog
catch IS fish. The fish cleaners said
thnt the animal had been engaged in
this occupation lor several months,
nnd on some days would catch 60 or
70 fish. The dog never attempted to
eat any of his prizes, but seemed to
be fishing purely for his own amusement. One of the fish cleaners told
of a little terrier, belonging to an acquaintance who owned a shooting
lodge in Ross-shire. This dog took
the greatest delight in all field
snorts, but particularly fishing, especially when he was the fisherman.
Large cod used Constantly to come to
the shore of the loch, attracted by
the offal there thrown into the water.
Early in the evening the terrier
would take his stand on one of the
rocks used as stepping stones for the
purpose of embarkation, on the lookout for the cod.
game begins.
Taste.—The player* are blindfolded,
and a tray Is tben passed to eacb In
succession with a dozen' or more
things to be used—sweet sour, bitter,
bread, cake, fruits, etc. Only a very
small particle of each Is given.
Tbe tray Is tben taken away, the)
eyes unblinded, and eacb player muat
write down tbe names of all tbe articles he bas tasted that be can remember.
Smell.-A tray Is brought tn to the
blindfolded players, wltb spices, medicine*, flower* and perfumes, which
■re offered to tbem to smell, after
which, ai before, they must write
down tb* osmei of all the things they
think tbey bave smelted.
Hearlng.-Agaln tbe player* are
blindfolded, while other* of tbe com* •
pany make virions noises ill it once-
singing, crying, laughing, pounding,
ringing bells, tearing paper, playing un
musical instruments, etc
Touch.-A tray Is brought to ihe
blindfolded players with various articles to be felt by each in turn. These
may be wood, cotton, cloth, marble,
balr, flour, Ice, china, glass and any
otber tblng thought ot Vhen tbey
mast write down tne nimes of tbe article* touched.
Slght,-A tray I* placed before the
players; now unblinded. and they are
to look at tbe dozen or more objects
displayed upon It while twenty Is slowly counted. Then tbe tray li removed,
and the players muat write a list of
ill tbe things they can remember.
HAS SOMETHING COMING.
Marquis of Stafford, Htlr to Britain*!
Greatest  Estates.  ,
The young man whose picture is
here presented is the Marquis of Stafford, who came of age on September
39th. He is a very unassuming
young fellow,  aa democratic as his
WHEN RAINJS COMING.   \
How to Fortttll Witthir by Obnrv
Ing Plant* and Birdt.
Chlckweed gives more details tban
any other plant barometer. Like the
majority of weather Indicating flowers, It shuts tightly for wet weather
and remain* open for flne. If, however. It 1* merely going to be ■ showery day and not a continual downpour
It stays open and partly closed.
Andrew Steinmetz, wbo was one nf
the greatest authorities on tbe subject
of floral barometer, saya, "We have, no
doubt that if the subject were systematically studied In dally observation almost every plant would be found to
indicate more or less conspicuously all
coming changes of tbe weather."
One cannot, however, hnve a mucb
better sign ot One or wet weather i han
the swallow* afford. Wbeu sunny
skies are in vogue and going to continue tbe swallows fly blgb In tbe nlr.
'from twenty to a hundred or more
feet up. But wben rain clouds ore on
their way, although i long distance off.
these birds skim close to the surface of
the grass. This is because tbe small
files tbey feed on, feeling tbe moisture
In the air long before the rain conies,
flock down toward the earth and get
ready to hide, and the swallows follow
them. When the swallow* barely clear
the grass In their flight and swoop in
•wlft short circles the observer shonld
look for shelter or obtain an umbrella.
Improving Naturt't Work.
HABQUIB OP STAFFORD.
father and mother, the Duke and Duchess bf Sutherland. And this despite
the fact that he is heir to the greatest
estates in the kingdom, the various
properties in England and Scotland
totalling over a million and a quarter
acres. He is reported to be secretly
engaged to Lady Majorie Manners,
daughter of the Duke ot Rutland. He
has iust joined the famous Scotch
Greys.
An Athletic Actor.
Mr. F. R. Benson, who has undertaken to organize a military pageant
tn aid of the Incorporated Soldiers'
and Sailors' Help Society iri London,
began lite by winning athletic prizes
at Oxford and acting in Greek plays,
in which his theatrical talent soon
showed itself. He won the three-mile
race at the Inter-University sports,
and considers that actors of to-day
should pay as much attention to their
physical fitness as to their histrionic
training, if they wish to succeed. A
good story illustrative of his athletic
enthusiasm has been told. He once
sent a telegram to a man in London
whom he wanted to play Rugby in
"The Merrv Wives ol Windsor," and,
worded it "Can you play Rugbyf If
so, come ot once." The reply, received shortly afterwards, ran, "Arrive at
8 p.m. Played half-back for Stratford."
A Woman's Feat.
In 1874, nt Bristol, a Miss Richards
gained 11200 lor her aged parents by
walking 1,000 miles in 1,000 consecutive hours.
"Ah, here'* a chance to try my new
paints!"
"How are tbese for blossom*?"
"While Getting Will."
A little bird sits on my window till
And wlnkt hn eyt at tne and says:
■■Hello:
Sick, are you?   Why, whatever'! wrongr
I'm never tick, you know!"
And Juit at breakfast time In cornea tho
lun
To makt queer wissly pattern! on the-
wall
And laugh and lay: "Oh, luybonti, sat
up!
Vou art not sick at alii"
And when I shut my tree I bear tho
brook
Calling and calling at It hurrlea by.
I can't lie atlll!   I'm hot tnd miserable!
I'm 'frald I've got to cry!
Tht leavea Just whisper, whisper all tho
time.
Tht Mule etouda til hurry by io quick.
And nothlni aeems to etrt t stock about
A little child that't ilckl
Oh, here's tht wind!   Bow eool kit Holers aril
Bt ittalt teross tht befl and feels my
hands
And my hot head tnd doesn't sty a mors.
I think hi understands. THE   REPORTER.   NEW   MICHEL,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA.
Satan
Sanderson
By BAILIE ERMINIE RIVES.
Anher tl "Hearts Cawatsous," EM.
Copyright, 1908, tht Bobtw-UerrUI
Company.
(Continued.)
. He put aside ber thanks with a gesture. "You saved me also. You found
me 111 and suffering, and your horse
carried me to my cabin."
"1 want to tell you," she went on
hastily, her lingers lacing, "that I do
not judge you as others do. I know
nbout your past life—.what you i have
forgotten. I know you have put It all
behind you."
His fnce changed swiftly. Today
the determination with which he had
striven to put from bis mind the prob.
lcm of his clouded past had broken
down. In tbe light of the charge
iwtalch had been flung In his teeth the
afternoon before, his imagination had
'dwelt Intolerably on It
"You know!" lie said hoarsely. "Yet
you say tbat! They stoned me In the
■street the day I came back. Yesterday they counted me a thief. .It Is like
a hideous nightmare that I can't wake
from. Who am I? Where did 1 come
'from? I dare uot ask for fear of fur-
[ther sbamel Can you Imagine what
that means?"
She came close to him and touched
bis arm.
"1 know all thnt you suffer," Bhe
■aid. "You are doing the strong thing,
the brave thing! The man lu you is
not astray now;
it was lost, but
It has found its
way back. When
your memory
comes you will
see that it Is
fate that has
been leading you.
Tbere was notblng In your past
that cannot be
burled and forgotten! What
you have been
you will never
be again. I know
that! I saw you
tight Devlin, and
1 know why you
did It I heard
you play the violin. Whntever haB
been, I bave fnlth in you now!"
She spoke breathlessly, In very abandon, carried away by her feeling. As
she spoke he had turned toward her,
bis paleness flushed, his eyes leaping
np like hungry Ores, devouring.!her
■face. At the look timidity rushed upon
ber. Sbe stopped abruptly and took *
■startled step from him.
He turned from her instantly. His
'bands dropped at his sides. The word
'that had almost sprung to speech had
slipped bnck Into the void.
"I thnnk you for tbe charity you
bave for me," he said, "which I ln no
way deserve. 1—I shall always remember It"
Sbe hesitated an Instant made as if
to apeak. Then, turning, abe went
quickly from blm. At tbe edge of the
bnsbes she stopped with a sudden Impulse. She looked at tbe handkerchief she held. Some tiny lettering
was embroidered in Its corner, tbe word
"Jessica." She glanced behind ber.
He bad not moved. Rolling It Into a
ball, she threw It back over tbe bushes,
tben ran on hastily through the trees.
After a time Barry turned slowly,
his shoulders lifting In a deep respiration, The white and filmy cambric
caught his eve lying at the base of
uie great knooiike rock, trie went tilt picked It up and looked at It closely.
"Jessica!" he whispered. The name
clung about bim. The very leaves repeated It In music. He had a curious
sensation, as If while she spoke that
very name had half framed Itself ln
some curtained recess of bis thought
He pressed the handkerchief to his
face. The faint perfume it exhaled,
like the dust of dead roses, gave him
a ghostly Impression of the familiar.
He struck his forehead sharply with
bis open hand.
"Fool!" he Bald, with a bitter laugh.
"Fool!"
"Vou are doing (Ac
ttronfl thing."
<&
Chapter SO
"*<\ VEK the sanitarium on
the ridge sleep had descended. On Its broad
grounds there waB no
light of moon or stars,
and Its chamber windows were dark save where here nnd
there the soft glow of a night lamp
sifted through n shutter. Tbe evening
bad 'closed gloomily, breeding storm.
Before Jessica extinguished the light
Bhe searched lu a drawer and found
her wedding ring—the one Bhe hud
worn for less than an hour. Wheu
she crept Into bed the ring was on her
finger. She had fallen asleep wltb
ber cheek restlug on It
She awoke with a start, with a
vague, Inexplicable uneasiness, an instinct that the night had voiced nn
unusual sound. She sat up in bed,
staring into the dark depths of the
room. Her Instant thought had been
of David Stlres, but the tiny bell on
the wall whose wire led to his bedroom was not vlbrutlns*.   She listened
a moment but there was only a deep
silence. Slipping out of bed, sbe crossed the room and parted the curtain
from before the tall French window.
The room was on tbe ground floor and
the window gave directly on the lawn.
While she gazed there came a sudden
yellow flare of lightning, and far distant mutter of thunder spoke beblnd
the hills.
Still, with the unreasoning uneasiness holding her, Bhe groped to tbe
door, drew the bolt and looked out
Into the wide, softly carpeted hall,
lighted dimly by a lamp set just at
the turn of the staircase. All at once
a shiver ran through her. There, a
dozen steps away, the light full upon
him, stood the man who filled ber
thoughts.
He stood perfectly still, without
movement or gesture, gazing ut her
He stood perfectly ML
She could see his face distinctly, silhouetted on tbe pearl gray wall. II
wore an expression of strained concern
and of deep helplessness. The Instant
agitation and surprise blotted tbe puzzle of his presence there. She forgot
that it was the dead of night; that
she was In her nightgown. It flashed
across her mind tbat some near and
desperate trouble bad befallen him
All the protective and maternal in ber
love welled up. She went quickly toward him.
He did not move or stir, and then
she realized that, though his eyes
seemed to look at her, it was with a
passive, tranced fixity. Tbey saw nothing.   He was asleep.
She halted, a deep compassion and a
painful wonderment holding her, feeling with a thrill the power she possessed over him. Then, like a cold
wave, surged over her a numbing sense
of bis position. How had he entered?
Had he broken locks like a burglar?
The situation was anomalous. Wbat
should sbe do? Waked abruptly, tbe
result might be disastrous. Discovered, his presence tbere when all slum-
bered, suspected as he had been, would
be ruinous. She must get him away,
out of the bouse, and quickly.
A oreath, of cool nlr swept past ber,
putting ont the lamp—an outer door
was open. At tbe same Instant sbe
heard steps beyond the curve ot the
hall. Dr. Brent's voice peremptory and
Inquiring. Her nerves chilled. He
blocked the sole avenue of retreat
No, there was one other, nnd only one
—a single way to shield him. Quiet
and resourceful now, though her
cheeks were hot, she took the hand of
the unconscious man, drew him silent
and unresisting Into the friendly shadow of her room, closed the door noiselessly and bolted It
For a moment she stood motionless,
her heart beating violently. Had he
been seen? Or bad the open door created an alarm? Releasing his band
gently, sbe found her way softly to a
stand, lighted a tiny night taper and
threw a shawl about her. A sudden
confusion tingled through her veins, a
sense of maidenly shame, opposing the
sweet reminder of their real relationship—was he not in fact her husband?
—that lay ever beneath her thought to
justify and explain.
Suddenly, In the tense silence of the
room, the mnntel clock struck 3 iu deep
chime, like the vibration of a faroff
church bell. The tone was not'loud—
Indeed, the low roll of the thunder had
been well nigh as loud—but there was
ln the Intrusive 'metallic cadence a
peculiar suggestion to the dormant
mind. It penetrated the crust of
•Jeep. It tonched the Inner ear of the
conscious Intelligence. Barry started,
a shudder ran through his frame, he
swayed dizzily, his hand went to his
forehead.
In the Instant of shocked awakening
Jessica was at bis side ln an agony of
apprehension, her arm thrown about
him, her hand pressed across bis lips,
her lips at his ear ln an agonized
warning:
"Hush! Do not speak! It Is I, Jessica!   Make no noise!"
She felt ber wrist caught ln a grasp
that made her wince. His whole body
was trembling violently. "Jessica!"
he said In a painfully articulated whisper.   "You?   Where am I?"
"This Is my room," she breathed.
"You have been walking In your sleep.
Mnke no sound. We shall be heard."
A low exclamation broke from his
lips. He looked bewildered!}' about
hlm, his eyes returning to her fnce
with a horrified realization. "1—cntne
here—to your room?" Tbe voice was
scarcely nudlble. ,   ■
"It wus I who brought you bere.
You were lu the hall. You would have
been found.   The house Is roused."
He turned abruptly to the door, but
she caught his arm. "Whut are you
going to do?   You will be seen!"
"So much the better. It will be nt
my proper measure—as a prowler, a
housebreaker, a disturber of honest
sleep!"
"No. no!" she protested In n panic.
"You shall not. 1 will not have you
taken for what you arc not I know.
But they would not know. No one
must see you leave this room. Do you
not think of me?"
He caught Ills breath hard. "Think
of you!" he repeated huskily. "Is
there even nn hour when I do not
think of you? Is there a dny wben 1
would not die to serve you? Yet ln
my very sleep"—
He paused, gazing nt her where she
stood in the hnlf light, a misty, uncertain figure. She wns curiously buppy
The delicious and panglesn sense of
guilt however—the guilt of the hidden,
not the blameworthy thing-that was
tingling tbrough ber was for blm a
shrinking and acute self reproach.
She was silent "Forgive me," he
said, "If you can. I—I can never forgive myself. How can I best go?"
For answer she moved to the window, slender'and wruithilke. He followed silently. As she parted tbe cur.
tain a second of bright lightning revealed the landscape, the dark hedges
and clustered trees. It blackened, and
sbe drew him back, with a hushed
word, pointing where a lantern was
flashing through the shrubbery.
"It Is a watchman." she said. "He
will be gone presently."
"God belp me!" he whispered, the
pent passion of bis dreams rushing to
utterance. "Why did I ever see your
face? I was reckless and careless then
I had damned tbe decent side of me.
thnt now Is quivering alive. 1 have
tried to blot your face from my memory, but It Is useless. I sball always
see It."
On the lawn just outside the window
low voices were heard through the In.
creasing rain. They passed, and after
a moment he softly unlatched the window.
"Goodby," he said.
She stretched out ber hand. He
touched l*„ then drew the window
wide. As be stepped noiselessly down
on to the springy turf tbe lightning
Sashed again, a pale green glow that
seemed almost before her face. She
drew back, and ..the same Instant,
through the thunder, the electric bell,
on the wall rang sharply. She threw
on her dressing gown, thrust her feet
Into slippers and hastened from the
room.
Tbe same flash tbat bad startled Jes-
slca lighted brightly tbe physician and
the watchman. 10 stood at tbe cor
ner of the building, having finished
their tour of Inspection. It was the
latter who bad found tbe open door
and who had aroused the doctor, Insisting that he had seen a man In the hall.
The other had poohpoohed this, but
now by the lightning both saw the
figure emerge from the* French window
and disappear ln the darkness.
They ran back, the physician ahead.
The window was not locked, and they
stepped through it into an empty room
"To be sure!" said tbe doctor disgustedly. "He was here all the time, heard
us searching the halls and took the
first unlocked door be found. Miss
Holme,, no doubt Is sitting up with
Mr. Stlres. Not a word of this," he
added as they walked along the hall.
He barred the outer door beblnd the
watchman nnd went on. Ab he reached
David Stlres' room the door opened,
and Jessica came out She spoke to
him In a low, anxious voice. "1 was
coming for you,", she said. "I am
afraid he Is not bo well. I cannot rouse
him. Will you come ln and see what
you can do?"
The doctor entered, and a glance at
his patient alarmed him.' Until, dawn
he sot with Jessica watching. When
the enrly sunlight was flooding the
room, however, David Stlres opened
his eyes and looked upon her quite
naturally.
"Where Is Harry Sanderson?" he
asked. "1 tbougbt he was bere."
She looked at him witb a forced
smile. "You have been dreaming," she
answered.
"I suppose so." .he said, with a sigh,
"but it wns very real. I thought he
came In and spoke your name."
She Btroked his hand. "It wns fancy,
dear." •
He lay silent a moment Then he
said, "If It could only have been Harry yon married instead of Hugh, for
he loved you. Jessica."
She flushed as she said, "Ah, that
was fancy too."
It wns the flrst time since the day of
her nmrrlnge thnt he had spoken
Hugh's name.
(To be Continued.)
Growth of Liverpool.
In fifty years Liverpool has doubled
her population and quintupled her
commerce. "Is not this something
to be proud of?" exclnims the native.
"If we have not the beauty of Edinburgh and Birmingham we measure
up to these places in enterprise. Our
shipping has grown until the seamen
number nearly 50,000. What other
place can equal this?"
Human hair to the weight of 207,-
414 lbs. was shipped last year Irom
Hong Kong to the United States.
A Snd Method.
■>-"*■—— ■*« A
Stout-How did Fox get the reputation of being such a profound thinker?
Slim—By talking on subjects tbut nobody understands and thereby avoiding tbe chance of huvlng his arguments definitely refuted.
Misconstrued.
"It is dangerous lo kiss a peroxide
blond." remarked the scientist
"His wife Is n brunette." commented i
an auditor who did not seem Impressed.-I'bl'udelplihi ledger.
0'HIGGINS IN THE LIMELIGHT.
Canadian Writer It In Centre of Political Storm In Denver.
Mr. Harvey J. O'Higgins, formerly
of Toronto, who has become one of
*.hjs best known writers in New York,
is very far from being a man who
courts sensational publicity lor himself or his work. But he is getting it
just the same. His name is at present being mentioned in the newspapers of Denver, Colorado, almost as
frequently as the name Beresford was
mentioned in the press of Toronto
during fair week. It is, in fact, appearing constantly in papers all over
the. Western States; and it is just
possible that before this article appears, Mr. O'Higgins may have been
sandbagged or kidnapped, or possibly
the fingers of his writing hand may
have been shot away. Now, what
on earth, you ask, has modest, quiet
Harvey O'HigginB been up to that he
should be in the thick ol such a
storm? Well, this Ib the way of it,
and the story will be interesting to
his many Canadian friends and admirers.
Most people who read the papers at
all carefully have heard something of
Benjamin Barr Lindsay, judge ol the
juvenile court in Denver. They call
him "de kids' judge." He is the
friend of all children, and believes
that it jb the duty of the. state to be
very, very careful in the handling oi
boys and girls who, standing unguarded and unadvised at the threshold of life, are in danger of becoming criminals instead ol useful citizens. He believes in trying by every
conceivable method that is practicable to set children on the right path
b-'ore sentencing them to jail to herd
with confirmed criminals. He haa devised many ways ol doing this, and
children's society agents and Government officials from all over the world
go to his court to observe the results
of his juvenile parole system and other methods oi dealing with youthlul
offenders. But he has not been content to fight for the children. For
years he has been fighting against the
rotten methods of machine politicians
and dishoneBt corporations and combinations in the city and the state
in which he lives. Some time ago
Everybody's Magazine concluded that
the publication of an autobiography
of Judge Ben. B. Lindsey would be,
in the language of Kid Burns, the
"big noise" of a season in magazine
features. So they arrange with the
judge for the material, and sent Harvey O'Higgins to Denver to edit it-
meaning that the latter would write
the story, concisely and strikingly.
Mr. O'Higgins says that Lindsey, who
is a tiny ninety-eight pound man, but
a lion in courage, has done wonders
in the way of reform in Denver, although he has neither money, personal magnetism, nor strong friends.
His enemies are legion, including all
the gamblers and hard cases, male
and iemale, of the city. He has been
offered big bribes to quit his fight for
the honest administration of honest
laws. He has been threatened. Attempts have been. made to discredit
him und blacken his character, but
he keeps on lighting.
Recently it became known in Denver that Judge Lindsey's real story
containing "real names," and written
by the skilful hand of Mr. O'Higgins
was about rtudy for publication—a
ripping story of 75,000 words. And
during the past two weeks it is said
that lawyers* and detectives, representing powerful influences and men
whose "real names" were likely to be
heralded to a continent as crooks,
have been busy trying to induce the
magazine not to print the story. It
is only to be hoped that no extreme
western vengeance will fall upon Mr.
O'Higgins for his part in promised
sensational exposure, although such
uewspupers headings as "Gangs Plotted His Murder" are employed by
friendly newspapers in describing the
danger in which Lindsey himself
stands. In this connection, however,
it is reassuring to note that even
the papers most strongly antagonistic
to the judge nre free in their praise
of "the fumouB magazine writer and
novelist" and "gentleman of charming personality" who is writing the
sinister "autobiography."
The Boy Collector..
One day recently the front doorbell of a certain Toronto house rang
and the mistress oi the home, answering the summons, found on the threshold a diminutive Irish lad.
"Well," she queried, "what is it?"
"I've come for the money," was the
laconic but cryptic response.
The lady had no idea what the boy
meant, but finally the latter made it
clear that he had come to collect a
small sum owing on a parcel which
had been delivered to a visitor in
the house. The Indy paid the money
und then suggested that she be given
a receipt.
"Receipt—what's that?" asked the
small  hut determined  collector.
The lady explained that us they
were each acting the part of ugent in
the transaction it would be udvisablo
lor hint to give her something in tlio
shape of a voucher.
The lad's education evidently did
not include a knowledge ol the technicalities of any such formal proceeding as this, but he was bright—and
Irish. So, with the remark, "Aw, I
know what you want now," he wrote
on the hack of the memorandum he
had brought with him:
"T. Maloncy came for the mony
and got it."
A Mackenzie Philippic. '
Gratifying offers nre being received
daily from private individuals, who
nre ready to donah; old and historic
volumes and documents to the new
Ontario legislative library now being
formed to replace that which was destroyed by lire. Only this morning
a letter was received from n Toronto
gentleman offering a relic of the rebellion days of 1837. It is a pumphlet
by William Lyon Mackenzie entitled
the "Legislative Black List of Upper
Canada, or Official Corruption and
Hypocrisy Unmasked." This is n
pamphlet which was not in the collection of the destroyed librury.
Loit Her Teeth.
At a marriage service in Budapest
the bride was so overcome by emotion that, when about to give her us-
sent, her false teeth dropped out.
THE MONTAGNAIS INDIANS.
Little Known Tribt Sptnd  Matt ol
Their Time In tht "Bush."
!   The Montagnais Indians, dwelling
I for the most part on the shores of the
j Lower St.  Lawrence,  ore very little
! known.   Ab a rule they are considered
{ an unintelligent tribe and are rather
.; looked down upon by the Creea, Iro-
' qu'ois and Nasquapics.   Although not
perhaps so thrifty as the Crees nor
so educated as the Iroquois, they are
far from being unintelligent, having
taught themselves tb read and write,
and    being    remarkably    quick    at
figures.
These Indians live for the greater
part of the year in the interior of tho
forest, only coming out to the Hudson Bay Co.'s posts for about three
months in the summer to trade their
lur lor such things as they require for
another sojourn in the interior and to
see their priest.
They leave again for the "bush" in
August alter having been advanced
provisions and clothing by the Hudson Bay Co. and proceed by canoe
up the largest rivers (usually the Bt.
Johns or the Bomaine rivers) until
they reach the height ol land, where
they camp until the snow comes and
they are able to continue their journey on snowshoes, carrying their provisions, clothing and tents on toboggans, men, women and children all
carrying their share ol the load. The
very small children are carried on
their mothers' backs, wrapped in
lawn skins and laced, up in bags
made of the same. This bag the mother carries suspended by a thick
thong ol caribou bide tied around
her forehead.
They do not travel very great distances at a time, unless hungry and
in search of caribou, lor although
the men are last walkers the women
do not walk as fast as an average
Canadian girl can.
These Indians usually travel in
bands of fifty families until they
reach the height of land, where they
separate, each family going to its respective hunting ground to hunt and
trap fur tor the remainder of the
winter. They camp in large tents
made of caribou skins scraped clean
of the hair and sewed together.
These tents are well banked with
snow from the outside to keep out
all wind, while spruce boughs make
a sweet, warm flooring. In the middle of the floor flat stones are placed
as a foundation for the camp fire, the
smoke and sparks escaping from a
hole left lor that purpose at the top
of the tent between the tepee-poles.
The cooking on these fires is. of
course, very primitive, "bannocks"
being made by the squaws instead ol
bread. "Bannocks" consist of flour
and water and a little lard, mixed
rather thick and cooked on a hot
stone. In the summer the squaws
make excellent bread, which they
bake in the sand.
SOME AQUATIC FEATS
REMARKABLE       RECORDS   -"IK
SWIMMING AND DIVING.
High Sea Thtraptutlci.
There was an old sea-dog, the captain of a freighter, who uBed to make
the port of Montreal quite often, and
who was well known to all the marine reporters aB a character. He
was a French-Canadian, ol the hardy
Gulf stock, which takes to the sea
by hereditary instinct, and all his
family were sailors. A number of
stories are told of this man and his
career, which dated back to the dayi
of "wind-jammers." He was even in
the smuggling business for a while,
and they soy that once when asked
as to the seamanlike qualities of his
flrst mate, a splendid type of young
French-Canadian, he answered:
"Is he a good sailor? Why, nom
de dieu, he is one of the best what
there are—is he not a smuggler?"
But one ol the best yarns told of
the captain, is his account of the entire futility ol the medicine chests
required by law on such boats as
do not carry a surgeon.
"They are no good," he is reported
to have said, "no good for nothing
in the world. Lost trip one of my
men get sick. I look at his disease
in the book ol directions, and it say
give him so much of Number Twelve:
I look at bottle Number Twelve, and
it is all empty. I therefore take halt
a dose of Number Seven and half a
dose of Number Five, and I mix
them. What you think happen then?
Why, corbleu, that fellow he is die!"
And the captain shook his head in
mournful distrust of medicine chests
and their bottles.
A Real Sourdough.
During the past week Col. Donald
MacGregor, one of the best known
ol Yukon and British Columbia
prospectors, spent a few days in Toronto on his way from Begins, where
lie has lived for the past year, to his
oldv home in Glengarry County, On-
| tnrio.  The colonel is a real old-timer.
I He first went West over fifty years
ago, going by way ol the Isthmus of
Panama. A cousin ol his made the
biggest strike in the Cariboo district,
when gold was first discovered there.
This man was afterwards known till
over the north and west as Cariboo
Cameron, and Mr. MacGregor, then
a youth, hearing of his kinsman's
success, caught the gold fever, and
started out on his rejnarkable nnd
adventurous career. For muny years
lie was one ol the most active men
on the Coust, working not only for
himself but. for the advancement ol
British Columbia. During the Rob-
son regime he wag colonization agent
in the province, and founded the
8quumii.h volley settlement, now n
thriving community. He was nlso
prominent in oignnizing a capable
militia lore on the Coast.
Task ot the West.
Is there any wonder that tho people of the west are too busy to worry
about politics; there will be lots ot
tunc lor politics later on. Their present task is to gamer the harvest, an''
everybody ln the east, realizing how
much depends upon that task, will
wish tbem God-speed in their work.
And central Canada is yet only in
the cradle ol iU development.—Ottawa Free Press.
English Income Tax.
Tt was in order to meet the cost of
Ihe French War in 1708 that the In-
come Tux was flrit imposed in England.
Jules Gautitr Performs Pour-Mile
Swim Manacled and Tied to Boat—
Another Manacled Dlvtr — Some
Recordt on tht Thamtt — Holbein
Got! Fifty Mi III In Lest Than
Fwirtein Hourt.
Tin aquatic feat performed by Jules
Gautaer the other day iB one oi the
Most remarkable on record. With
hands and leet manacled, and ' his
movements hampered by a rope being
attached round his waist to a waterman's skiff, he Bwam over the 'Varsity boatrace course from Putney to
Mortlake, a distance of just over lour
miles, in an hour and a half. He finished quite Ireeh, and clambered into
a boat without assistance at the end
of the swim.
It is not the first time, however,
that Gauticr haB swum a long distance with hands and leet tied. Five
years ago he swam from Putney Pier
to Tower Bridge, a distance ol nine
miles, in just over two hours, with
wrists and hands manacled together,
and has dived Irom London Bridge
at low water similarly handicapped.
Particularly daring, however, .was.
the feat oi a certain music-hall artiste-
who, in October last, jumped from
Westminster Bridge into the river
while manacled with an iron band
round his neck, linked with an iron
chain to leg irons, and five handcuffs-
stretehed across his arms. He could
not swim a stroke, but waa quickly
hauled into a boat waiting lor him
after he had struck the water.
The Thames has been the scene ot
some remarkable swimming feats, one
of the most astonishing being that at
Mr. Holbein, who in July last swam
up and down the river between Dept-
ford Cattle Market and Northfleet, for
e distance ol a little over fifty miles,
without leaving the water, in thirteen
and three-quarter hours, this being
a world's record for long-distance
swimming. And such is Mr. Holbein's
amazing physique that at the end of
this swim he showed no more signs
of exhaustion than an ordinary bather
ut the seaside alter a quarter of an
hour's gambolling in the surf. He-
dressed in a tew minutes, and went
home on a tram to Catlord Hill as if
nothing unusual had happened.
Although Mr. Holbein haB not yet-
been successful in equalling Captain
Webb'B performance in regard to the-
Channel swim, he haB beaten at least
one of the latter's records. For many
years Webb'B record time, i.e., ♦
hours, 52 minutes, 44 seconds, for the-
twenty-mile swim from Blackwall to
Gravesend, stood unbeaten, until Holbein beat it by 9 minutes, 38 seconds.
Amongst other remarkable —iaiuting
feats by the latter champion might
be mentioned his . forty-three-miii-
swim in the Thames from Blackwell
to Graveserid and back in just under
twelve and a hall hours, and his trial
swim in 1899 in the Solent, when he-
covered forty-seven miles in twelve
hours.
Mr. Horace Davenport,' who from
1874 to 1879 inclusive held the title of
amateur swimming champion, performed a notable long swim in September, 1884. Starting from the East
Viet, Southseo, Mr. Davenport crossed
to Ryde Pior, and then returned to
Clarence Esplanade Pier without resting, the double journey in a choppy
sea occupying 5 hours and 25 minutes.
Tho swimming performance accomplished last year by Mr. George-
Shine, a veteran of fifty-five years of
uge,  is  certuinly  worthy of  record.
j Shine swam from Woolwich to>
Gravesend.   a   distance   of   eighteen
j miles, in five and a hall hours.    At.
lithe finish he wus quite fresh, and got
j into the boat with very little assistance.   Seven years ago Shine swam
! from London Bridge to Woolwich.
The   male   sex,   however,   cannot,
claim a monopoly in regard to long-
! distance  swimming  feats;  for there
i are *tiiin ladies with some wonderful performances standing to their
credit. Mine, von Icacescu, for instance, who is anxious to swim across-
the Channel, holds some really re-
, innrkable records. This lady is thirty-
two years of age, of medium height,
and powerful physique, and is probably the finest lady long-distance-
swimmer in the world. Mme. von
Icacescu's two best swimming records
were made in the Danube, one being
frorti Stein to Vienna, a distance oi
about lorty-eight miles, the other front
Vienna to I'resbourg and back, a distance of some thirty-six miles.
A unique feat, and one which say.-'
much Ior her powers of physical endurance, wus thut performed by Miss
'Lydie Winterhalter, of Milwaukee,
about two years ago. Miss Winterhalter is quite u young woman, being
but nineteen yeurs of age, and can
boast of having swum about for forty-
one minutes in open water, holding
an umbrella over her head the whol-r
time, with a stiff wind blowing. Th.r
feat wus the outcome of a discussion,
; which arose between Miss Wii.terhal-
tor and several companions at a swimming school, the instructor declaring
it un Impossibility for a woman to
'sustain the difficult position of holding an umbrella over her head for half
Ian hour while swimming. Miss Winterhalter did accomplish the feat,
'however, and surprised everybody by
.remaining in the wnter for eleven
'minutes longer. She swam into deep
wnter with the umbrella in her right
hand, the conditions being that she-
should hold it in the same hand without changing, being allowed to select
'her own method of swimming.
Soon Cured.
11   As a boy, n life on the ocean wave
/appealed most to Mr. Joseph O'Mant,
! Ihe well-known   tenor,  who, after   a
recent adventure witli burglars, has
jihad the mislortuno to sprain hi*
i ankle hy slipping on a reck. He-
| reckoned he would be captain of a
j Cunarder in a lew months when he-
shipped us an apprentice on a vessel
< that sailed from Dundee to Calcutti;
| .but belore he had been on bor.rd
'twenty-lour hours he was tired of the
i 'rolling deep, and, as soon as he pos-
j eihly could, returned home to win
1 renown as a vocalist, THE   REPORTER,   NEW   MICHEL,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA.
Tffi UK HI
mm,
They Concluded It Was Above
Eyen Music or Painting.
Ay  VIRGINIA  LEILA  WENTZ.
{Copyright, 1W» by Associated Literary
Press.l
Be bad nnt come to Ibe little seaside
place for idleness, ultUougb it was
true, because Le was tired and overworked, be bud come for rest and recuperation. Up had brought with him
canvas and colors, and by permission
ef his landlady he was allowed to improvise a tluy studio In a building outside tbe boarding bouse,
She. too, because she was nervous
and restless, bud come for chuuge aud
quiet Like hlm. also, because she
loved her art, the summer could not
be enjoyed tu the exclusion of tbut art
Hers was music. She hud un exquisite
[Voice and was studying for tbe operatic atage. Tbe landlady considered
tbem botb an addltlou to ber little seaside place.
To be a really great painter was tbe
man's highest aim. To lie u singer. In
Ithe sume sense, was bers. Aud tbere
jwss one otber point of similarity-fur
the furtherance of their respective
arts love aud marriage had beeu quite
laid by.
On tbe veranda of the cottage tbe
ladles who knitted and embroidered
called hlm bard names because he
chose rather to be alone In tbe boat or
(trolling ou the sands or cooped up to
bt* dx foot studio than to mingle wltb
them. But this was before she came.
/Tbe nlgbt that the arrived he did an
Inousual thing. Be took a rocker on
Ithe veranda, and he keep It In the
.hade of the vines, whence he could
see her face. Often,' after that he
watched ber furtively a* be beard ber
I TOR* OPF A BTHIP or BEII PCTTICOA1
TO BIND IT
practicing.   Vet be evinced no interest
lo ner voice.
Bis omission and his commission
bn(b were observed by her. and liotb
were resented. Mr sbe wax beautiful
it ill. sbe thought, ahe wns a musician lirst nnd a lieuttty afterward. It
gave ber no pleasure to be admired for
ber appearance by one who had no
appreciation of the music.
One day one or ibe ladles who knit
ted told ber that Max Burgess had
paid lier a compliment.
"VesV" asked Judltb. wltb a delicate
uplifting or her eyebrows, lint It was
with difficulty that she concealed bet
expectation.
The woman clicked her needle sev.
entl times. "Be said be would love
to paint you as ynu looked when you
cans." was her answer.
••Thanks!" returned .Indlth. flushing
crimson snd raising ber dainty chin In
tbe air. "I do not aspire to be an
artist's model."
The next morning at breakfast Mr
Burgess Inquired If she would care tc
come to bis studio nnd look at some
canvases. Now. ir Max Burgess look
little Interest In her art. she. In tnrn
took an little In Ills She knew nothing
Of pictures.   Nevertheless she went.
"You sny nothing," he observed. w|tb
* strange, slow smile after sbe had
mnde a surrey nf his work.
"I don't know good pictures from
bud," answered she. "To me. person
ally, they nre equally unappealing"
"Nnt seriously r The smile had dis
•ppeared.
"Oh. seriously. Tou see." with s
pmrnklmrly exquisite gesture of her
slender hand, "it's much Ihe same as
your Indifference to music. Fancy
your liking music, for example, simply
for Its visible effect on a tlnger'i fnce!"
She wns rapidly growing Indignant.
fie fell the jnsinesi of her rebuke,
bnt tbe artist In hlm was awake.
"Ab. It Is ns n singer that I wish to
paint yonr' be cried. "You know, people forgive urtlsts for personalities
The other day. when ynu were sing
In? thnt thing Hint made your color
play and your eyes gli'iim. i veritably
tlncled for my brushes. Would you
—perhaps-some llme"-
"Deeldedlr nol." answered she. "1
could not dream nf so degrading my
*rt. You would like me to sing, to let
mv soul utter Itself In my voice—«n
tbst you mlTlit get tbe effect nn can-
vita!" There was no mistaking the
rlnclng worn in her voice.
"Indeed. I nib very nnrry If I have
offended ynu." said he.
After he hnd seen her tn the hndte
b» csme buck Inlo the studio. One
•fter another, slowly nnd discontentedly, he examined nl*. pHurci, One
•fter another he Inld them down with
a »nn»» nf disappointment nnd unde.
tn»d Inpo'fltf,
"1 wonder J" he qtwitlnned vaguely,
going to the window and lookln-*
toward Ihe sea.   "I wouder"-
But the tea rolled on and on, undet
the expanse of enigmatical sky, and
gave him no answer.
One day. some weeks later. .Indltt
was on the solitary little pier when
Mill Burgess en rue fur his boat. Thai
morning she bad happened lo heal
him speaking to a servant. He win
giving mime orders about ihe packing
of his effects. And now, as she si one
on the bnt sands, a reckless impulse
vflme (o her.
"Why are yon leaving?" said nh».
"My work here doesn't get on very
well. I'm falling back, somehow.'
His eyes were on the horizon.
"Would you still care about pulntlp,
me?"
"Would 1 care?" Bis eyes were nt
longer (in the horizon. It must havi
been that which made the blood fly t<
her cheeks.
"Well." nald sbe, "If you ask me tt
row out with you lu your boat w<
might talk It over."
So they rowed out and presently
they were far, far from shore. Hi
must have been looking at her band)
Instead of the .land, or he would hart
seen that they were gelling Into I
very heavy sea; tbnt eueii moment thi
skies were growing darker. Sprnj
wet Judith's dank hnlr and gleaiiier
there Just for an appreciable fractlot
of a second like milky agules In tbi
bed of a black stream.
"Ipn't It glorious*'* cried she, wltt
sudden joy,
His eyen questioned her keenly. Shi
challenged, and then he understood.
Wltb au effort Ue brought the bun'
around aod pulled fur .safety. Bit
thin Jersey-.showed the Hues of bit
strong, supple body. Tbe muscles ot hii
arms and chest rose superbly. Judltt
watched hlm, ■ fascinated. Tben thi
rotten oar cracked.
She tore off a strip of her petticoat t<
bind it and make It strong euougl
for work.
Be put an oilskin about her. Bei
balr brushed bla face. Be kissed 1'
furtively, hut she detected blm. Wil
fully she drew,* damp curl forth Iron
under the edge of the oilskin where ht
hod tucked it—and tben sbe laugher
at tbe look la his eyes.
"Attend to the boat!" cried she. Anc
the otlskfu was new—rich yellow; thi
bood was scarlet lined, ber balr wai
like midnight, and ber face waB t
flower. Yet he, tbe artist, tbe lovei
of color, must needs attend to thi
boat!
When they were safe at last, whet
be wan helping her ashore, be looker
at her with a protecting tenderness slit
bad never .Imagined bim capable of.
"Ah," cried she, "If only yon caret
for my art!" Sbe looked on at bhii
Bla band masterfully sought ben
then:
"But there's something better, sweet
heart—there's something better thai
even music or palutlug. Bave wi
found It. do you think?"
"I think," she admitted, reflectlvel;
and demurely, while a smile wos run
nlng riot over her piquant fare-"
think we've found the thing that li
beat"
TAKING THE RISK.
An Englishman's Idea Regarding the
Artel ,UylW. |
Let me tell you how a great sports- j
man, who had broken hundreds   oi
Euppies of all sorts in his life, never I
ad a single one that killed fowl or [
chased sheep, writes an Englishman. .
His plan was to take his puppies con- j
stnntly among fowl ahd sheep, and to j
take the risk of chasing.   If they did
chose, he would never shout at them;
he would give no word of warning or
reproof; but he would treat the whole
.hltsiness with contempt.' And so his
puppies never thought   that chasing
sheep was   wrong, arid   because   he
took the risk of temptation they were
never tempted.
One day this sportsman, who understood the very souls of dogs, gave
an exhibition to a' skeptical friend
of his method. He went to1 his kennels, flung open every door, and set
Jreo some score of setter and retriever
puppies, many, of them unmanageable, turning them loose into a field
lull of poultry, turkeys, guinea fowl,
rhickens, ducks—hundreds of them of
all ages. Into the mass of birds
charged the puppieB, helter-skelter,
jumping some, knocking over others,
sending some screaming Into the
trees, snapping at old turkeys, frightening a venerable Rouen Into fits,
but chasing none more than a yard
or two, and only iri contemptuous
filay.
Just so should risks be taken in
training children, where the risks
can be afforded. The wise mother
never warns, never says "Don't,"
and never punishes—or hardly ever.
Treating all manner of foolishness
with contempt, she takes the risk
that her child will be wicked, while
she encourages it with every persuasion ahd with lavish reward to
walk*'in the way of wisdom.
If I were a preacher, I would go
forth and say to all men, "Ho! all
ye men, wherefore be afraid? Take
the riBk! Strike—when you can
afford to be knocked down. Demand
the highest price, and hold out for it
—when you can afford not to sell.
Lend freely—of your surplus cash.
Miss the train—when there is another. Invite all men to your house
—when your servant is well trained
in saying 'Not at home!' Cost your
bread upon the water—when there
remains a loaf in the cupboard. Speak
out—where you may hide your head
if need be. Do as you please—if you
don't care what others think. Let
the golden moment pass—when you
see another coming."
AN ARMY JOKE.
A FRENCH DREAM.
Tht Bart of Table Ht Wanted.
Tbe following conversation wus ovet
heard between 'a Joiner uud his customer a short time ago:
Joiner—Please, sir, I've brought tb
table you ordered me to make.
Customer-Well, put It down here
my mau, und let's see what sort o
job you've made of It.
Tbe man set It down In tbe mlddl
of tbe room, aqd tbe customer exam
lued It wltb tbe air of a critic.
Customer—Wby, my man, there I'
bere a crack tilled up wlih putty.
Joiner-Yes, sir. Well, sir, 1 knot
about tbnt. but it won't be notice
when it nets hard.
Customer (coming across some mor
puttyi—But here's some more, m
man.   What Is the meauing of this?
Joiner-Well, sir, you see. a little bi
of wood chipped off tbe corner, and
Just put a little putty tbere to All ti[
it won't do no harm, sir, wbeu It's ae
bard.
Customer (finding some more putt:
pntchesi-Look here, my mnn, .thi
won't do. Why, here's n big linn
right In the middle of this leg. Whn
cau you say about that?
Joiner (scratching bin hend and trj
Ing hard lo find some excuse by whir
to retrieve his honon-Well, s.r. that'
no harm whatever, and the putty wbe
It sets bard will be firmer and barde
thnn tbe wood. So, yon see. It will b
all the better If you wait u bit, sir.
Customer (sareastienllyi-Bere, m
good mnn. Just take this table hoin
and bring me one made nf putty Mitt
So The London Bystander Detcribet
Connaught'i Job.
The following article on "The
Army Council's Greatest Practical
Joke," from The London Bystander,
written by a military correspondent,
is of interest:
The Duke of Corinaught has resigned the post of Field Marshal Com-
manding-in-Chief and High Commissioner in the Mediterranean, to which
he waB appointed in December, 1907.
How His Royal Highness was ever
induced to accept this curious appointment it would be difficult to suy.
That it was invented for the particular purpose of finding employment
for a member of the royal house, who
was not "wonted" "elsewBere by the
Whitehall big-wigs, was obvious to
everyone nt the time.
A glance at the pages devoted to
the commands of the army in the
current Army List will provide con-
DUKE OF CONNAUOV*.
siderable amusement to a man with a
little military knowledge. The Home
commands come first, naturally, and
then the East Indies. So far, so
good. Then the inquiring eye alights
upon the word "Mediterranean" in
huge capitals/ For a moment one
wonders whether the Navy List has
not been picked up by mistake. Let
us look into this odd business.
^^^^^^^^^^^—^^^^^^^^^-^^^—j^^^^^——^—-,-   Under
gether.   I want a good strong one. an. i the maritime capital letters are sub-
  . .... .1 k~. ..ll-..—.    n..t..     n..~...n     V     l'-
you can All np tbe cracks with wood.-
London Tit-Bits.
Tht Cent tnd Htlf Ctnt.
First coined In 1787 by the Unite*
States government, the federal on
rent piece was antedated by iiippe
cents struck by several states. Vei
moot before being admitted to th
Union coined the flrst cents lu th
country In June. 17W. Connecticut
Massachusetts. New York nnd Net
Jersey nlno put the copper ce»h)n Int
clrctilntlon. I7nder the constltutlo
the Urst coinage act. passed In 171*1
authorized n tent of 3114 grains. I'
170,1 ll wns reduced to aw grains am
In I'fltl lo 1(18 grains. Tbe 1118 grnl'
"copper" remained iincbnnped. excep
In pattern, until 1857. passing thrnngl
Keren designs. Until 1ST.7 hnlf rent
nlso were coined. In that year th
hnlf rent wns abolished and a nei
cent whs ordered, weighing only nev
enty-two grains nnd composed of 8
per cent of copper nnd 12 per cent o
nickel. In 1804 the present brnnse een
wan authorized. Thin weighs forty
eight grains snd If composed of 0
per rent copper and S per cent tl
and tlnr.-Argonaut.
headings: Crete, Cyprus, Force in
Egypt, Gibraltar, Malta and its Dependencies! And this extraordinary
assortment is officially described as
the Mediterranean commund. Now
Egypt is 2,000 miles from Gibraltar.
(How the Adjutant-General and Military Secretary ol 1907 must have
chuckled over that joke!) To get
about and do his work (il any) the
G.O.C. of the Mediterranean command would have, and has had, to
spend the best part of his time on
board ship. There is nothing like a
2,000-milc journey to convince a man
of his importance, must have reflected the chief of the general stuff.
Hence the Duke of Connnught was
made a military admiral. Not at all
bad fun, mind you; but the Army
Council's practical jokes are so very
trying for the taxpayer.
L'Automobile   Devises   Schtmt   For
Invading England,
Here is another chance for alarm-
' ittta and scaremongers.    Bleriot hav-
i itig shown that it is possible to fly
' across the Channel, what is   to pre-
! vent .France manufacturing   thousands
'■ of    aeroplanes    and    invading    pur
ilioros, just us this aviator did; while
the Englishman sleeps'calmly in his
beat. How the invasion might be accomplished  is explained   by  L'Automobile, which suggests that a limited liability company should he formed, with a capital of £80,000,000.
"The success of the enterprise,
from a financial point of view, would
be unqualified," it says. ''Statistics
are convincing.
"The booty which could bo realjied
soon after the conquest must ho climated from England's trade, approximately £10,000,000,000. The expenses
can easily be reckoned up. Aeroplanes to the number of 160,000 would
be required, each able to carry three
men .besides the pilot. These
machines would lie fitted with 50-h.p.
motors, and have a speed pf ff'y to
fifty-five miles an hour.
"Ordered in large quantities, they
would not cost more than £200 each.
The first journey would bring 150,000
men, 200 guns, 2,000 cartridges per
rifle, 500 shells per gun, besides provisions for eight days, whilst the
second .would .bring 250,000 men and
the same amount of supplies. Fifty
thousand aeroplanes would be used
for keeping open eommunication and
dealing out provisions, etc. Under
these conditions, and allowing generous margins in estimates, the cost of
the expedition would be £80,000,000.
"Various objections have been
made with regard to landing. The
aeroplanes would present a front of
about ^eighty miles, but lunding s'eyen
or eight deep would find plenty of
space in the fifteen miles ol available coast.
"Moreover, the aeroplanes would
return immediately to Sangatte and
take up their allotted positions on
occupied ground. The transport of
the whole army would in no case take
longer than .two hours, and the
troops, guided' hy scouts in aeroplanes, could start off at, once for
London.
"These plans, viewed from both
military and aeronautical points of
view, are impeccable, and leave no
doubt as to the success of the enterprise. The net proceeds, all expenses
deducted, at the minimum would
amount to  £8,000,006,000.''
No one can deny that it is one of
the most crazy schemes which has
ever emanated from an imaginative
journalist's brain.
The Elastic Law.
Despite the conscientious desire of
the majority ol magistrates to dispense justice evenly, some amazing
anomalies in sentences occur from
time to time. These appear to be the
fault of the law, rather than its administrators.
A man who jumped on his wile,
broke her nose, smashed her jaw, cut
her mouth, blackened her eye, loosened her teeth, and seriously injured
her chest, was recently sentenced by
a London magistrate to pay a fine of
20s. Now, if this man had done a
shillingsworth of damage to a shrub
or tree, he could have been sent to
durance vile, without the option of a
fine, for three months.
Had he damaged fruit or vegetables
in a garden, he could have been imprisoned for six months, or ordered
to pay a fine ot £20, with two months'
hard labor in default.
And prob.bly you will be surprised
to know thut you can get fined £10
for not having the walls ol a bakehouse whitewashed every six months;
£2 for not producing your railway
ticket when requested; £5 for wilfully wasting water; £5 for rod-fishing
without a license; £25 for embezzling
tools in woollen and other trades;
£20 a day for unlawfully keeping petroleum; £2 for selling oysters out of
season; £5, und £2 a day, for fraud
in using gas; whilst if you abscond
from the workhouse you can — if
caught—be sent to prison lor a
month.—Tit-Bits.
Mary Anderson's "Bad House."
"Idle at school tnd unsuccessful.
Begun stage lilt at sixteen; very successful. Left stage ut twenty-eight;
flattering offers to return refused."
Such—according to Madame de Navarro, who, as Miss Mary Anderson,
was at one time the most beautiful
and accomplished woman on the British stage, and who celebrated her
fiftieth birthday recently—is her biography in brief. In America, too, she
achieved enormous success, people always beiiig willing to pay for the
privilege of standing at the back to
watch her net when, as was usually
the case, all seats were spld. And bo
accustomed was Miss Anderson to
crowded houses that on one occasion,
it is said, she characterized the audience as "a bad house," because there
was one box empty I
A LOVABLE WOMAN.
Princess   of Walei Called   Ctld   Be,
, cautt of Htr Shyness.
The Princess of "Wales is a very
much misunderstood woman—as are
all shy people. Like the prince she
often confesses that nature equipped ■
her indifferently well tor her role in'
life. The coldness and stiffness of
her public manner, the comparative
infrequency of her smiles, bo often
attributed to hauteur, are in reality
the result of exceeding shyness. As
a girl she was nervous to a painful
degree, but since her marriage placed
her in a position of such extreme responsibility she has unceasingly combated the inclination to shrink from
public life. When one remembers
that the princess royal has allowed
the same kind of shyness to keep her
in almost complete retirement, the
magnitude ol the effort made by the
Princess of Wales is naore completely
realized. She takes the Queen as her
model in most things, even to the
colors she wears; the style of her
hats, and her methods of hair-dressing, Knowing that the Queen has always been the ideal woman of the
populace.
Given the power to follow her own
inclinations, the Princess of Wales
would have been wile, mother and
homemaker first, and the purely
social would have played little part
in her scheme of things. She is the
stnnchest friend in the world, kindly
nnd generous In a fault, and her
household and servants and children
adore her. She is hospitable always
and wins the love of every guest before their departure. Every room
prepared fnr visitors is personally inspected to see that flowers, an abundance oi reading matter and writing
materials, good fires (i;i winter), arid
the Other essentials tb comfort and
enjoyirierit are at hand.
The princess likes pretty materials,
but is not an extravagant dresser,
and many a middle-class woman has
a larger milliner's bill. Her children,
too, are clothed and fed with a simplicity that wonld be bitterly resented in the average middle-class home.
No sweets .are allowed before the age
of 10, and "very few afterwards; and
the little ones are never permitted to
ask for things at table—they roust
take what is proffered. These circumstances have doubt'ess something
to do with their perfect health. Absolute obedience is exacted; but in
all legitimate ways the children are
encouraged to have a good time, and
they are taken about freely in order
that the shyness from ' which their
royal mother suffers bo keenly may
be a trouble unknown to them.
Womau'sWorld
MINER TO PREMIER.
Rt. Hon. F. R. Moor of Natal Started
- at a Diamond-Digger.
One of the most prominent delegates to the recent Imperial Defence
Conference in London was the St.
Hon. Frederick Robert Moor, Premier of Natal. Moor is one of the
best-known names in South Africa,
for it is also the name of Sir Ralph
MISS MAY MORRIS.
Daughter of William Morris to LecturJ
on Art Subjects.
Among tbe Interesting people who
will lecture In tbls country lu tbe fall
Is Miss May Morris. .Miss Morris In
the daughter of the poet and artist
William Morris. She Is a keen student
of historic design and embroidery, and
a practical crafts woman. Sbe learned
In the old way—namely, by working
from tbe very beginning In'her father's
workshop, supplementing .this Invaluable training by a few years of study
in the art schools and museum at
Kensington. As William Morris bad
no otber pupil working ln tbis way,
ber knowledge of his method Is unique.
For many years until bis death Miss
Morris bad charge of the designing
and most of tbe work tn the embrold. .
ery department at Morris & Co.'s,
Some of ber most important pieces
were designed for America, notably a
pair of silk curtains called tbe "Fruit
Garden." During the past few years
Miss Morris has produced considerable
jewelry. She has followed tbe for
tunes of the Arts and Crafts society
from its foundation by her fatber and
his friends until tbe present day and
Is deeply Interested In the movement,
wblch has developed so remarkably In
England of late years. She has given
lectures on design and embroidery al
tbe Birmingham Municipal School ol
Art, at Manchester, at the Society ol
Arts In London and other centers.
While here she will lecture on "Medieval Embroidery," "Pageantry and
the Masque," "Historic Costumes"
and "Design In Dress."
Ont of tht Martyrs.
In Westminster Abbey there is »
monument tp Sir John Frnnklin, with
an inscription that is lull of patho*
of north polar exploration.
The inscription recites that the column was erected by-the widow of the
explorer, Lady Franklin, "who, after
many yeurs of waiting, and after sending many in pursuit of him—herself
wei.t to seek after and to find him
it. the realm- of light."
What tht Stage Censor Earns.
Since he waB appointed Examiner
of Plays in 1805 Mr. G. A. Bedford,
who is very much in the limelight at
the moment, has read 7,000 plays,
which works out to close upon ten
per week. His salary is £300 per
year, but ho is allowed a fee of one
guinea for reading each play of two
acts or less, and two guineas lor a
play of more than two acts—fees
which are paid by the managers who
send the plays. Last year the earnings of Mr. Redford amounted to a
little over £1,300. A play was once
sent to him written in the Welsh
language, and as he could not understand a word oi it, it either meant
that he would have to learn ■ Welsh
or else the author would have to
provide an English translation.
Eventually the latter course was decided upon.
Lord Kltehtnir'i Succstsor,
Gen. Sir Garrett O'Moore Creagh,
who has just succeeded Lord Kitchener as commander-in-chief of the
army in India, was educated at a private school and the Royal Military
College, Sandhurst, and joined the
.British army an an ensign in I860, entering the Indian army lour yeurs later He has held many stuff appoint-
hients and lint wen much service,
BIGHT HON. F.  B. MOOR.
Denham Raymcnt Moor for so long
High Commissioner of Southern Nigeria. While his relative is a soldier, however, Frederick Robert Moor
iB a legislator and a man of peace.
He has been identified with a great
many of the history-making incidents
in South Africa ana has taken a large
part in the unification of the African
states. He was born in 1853, and hits
been in polities fer twenty years. Mr.
Moor is a tanner in private life, although he started out as a diamond
miner in Kinibcrley.
Old Cure For Gout.
One of the documents in the possession of Sir John James Graham,
ol Fintry, Scotland, is a prescription
for gout. From the report of the Historical Manuscripts Commission, we
learn that it is dated London, March
28th, 1719, and entitled, copy of "the
celebrated Professors Boerhaye and
Osterdyke's regimen prescribed for
the gout." The regimen consisted of
a milk diet, with bread, butter, grain |
food, fresh vegetables, and ripe fruit,
a little tea or coffee with/.milk, no
meat or stimulants, and nothing suit
or sour. Bread and milk supper, plenty of sleep and exercise, and rubbing
lor half un hour before gelaing up
and af going to bed. II the pain b '
violent, a little dose of opium is allowed, but no oltener than necessity
requires.
"A Real  Lord."
The appointment of the Earl of Pel
bourne to be a Knight of the Garter
recalls tn ■'.•I'-sing story of the rinys
when, in addition to political work,
he labored in the East end of Lonuon
among the poor.   One of his duties at
a certain working-men's club was to
receive subscriptions.   His name was
then not known to most of the men.
However, one of them one night was
struck  by something in Lord Wol-
mer's appearance—that was Lord Bel-
home's title then—and he asked the
manager of the club lor information.
"I say, who's thot tall chap wot takes
the subscriptions?"     "Thot is Lord
Wolmer." The man wns umttxed. "Is
'e a lord," he exclaimivd,  thunder-,..    ...      . ..      ....
itruck-"a real lord?   But 'e never  ,<hey do »nd ncvor need Jogs for It* do
•aid nothlnk about HI" l»S
The Simpler Lift.
One bears so much talk about tbe
extravagance and luxury indulged hi
by tbe people of this country that It Is
decidedly refreshing once ln awhile to
And something that points ln the opposite direction.
A striking Illustration of the fact
that In pome respects Americans are
learning something about the simpler
life. If not the simple life, may be bad
from a comparison of the dinners served at the White House now and ln
past generations. And ln making this
comparison it must be borne ln mind
that just as tbe customs of tbe royal
households In England and European
countries set the fashions for those
countries so. to a certain extent ut
least, do the usages of the White
House Influence the customs of this
country,
A writer whn compares the president's dinners of tbe present day wltb
those of former times points but the
fact tbnt, while the dinners nowadays
are more frequent, they ore less elaborate. They are over tn one boor nud
a balf at the latest, and the course)
are fewer and more simple. Formerly
no dinner wus thought comme 11 fittil
unless tbe table groaned with supplies
The courses were freighted wltb rich
dishes, and tbe liquors were abundant,
Tbe dinners lasted till midnight. It
was no small labor to sit tbem
tbrougb. Nowadays before going bonis
tbe ladles hare time to chat tn tht
parlor after tbe dinner and the gen
tlemen to bave a good smoke In thi
library of tbe president. The cbangi
Is surely one to be looked upon will
favor and Is uot. without Its parallel
In the private homes of tbe country.
Ten or fifteen years ago a smart din-
ner served to a company of guests
might have consisted of twelve ot
fourteen courses. Today a dinner ol
tbut length would be considered to be
In poor taste, the modern hostess contenting herself witb seven or eight
courses ut most and lu many cases
with Ave or six perfectly served
courses.
If the woman of today could also
cop; tbo practice of the. flrst lady ol
tbe land In making ber entertainments
more frequeut nud less elaborate another victory would be gained for tbe
right sort of hospitality.
Girl You'd Hat* to Trutt.
' Sbe wjio Is iiigury sweet uutll she
thluks sbe Ib uloue. Far better be like
an alligator pear witb tbe roughness
on the outside than resemble tbo
tempting wild plum wltb bitterness
within.
The girl who Is careless to return
■mull loans. This habit may spring
from heedlessness, but It bears watching.
She wbo flatters you vphlle sbe never
bus a good word for any one else.
The girl who openly boasts of tha
married men wbo are In love with ber.
The girl wbo gushes over her lore
for her parents while sbe lets her overworked mother mend and launder for
her and spends more than ber fatber
can afford.
Sbe wbo dresses lavishly on a small
Income. There Is a distinction between
looking well on little and. cutting a
splurge on nothing a year,   i
The girl who says sbe "dotes on
children," but whose small brothers
and sisters shun her.        /
She wbo Is prinked out for show
views—und n sight wheu caught unawares. The man wbo contemplates
matrimony sbould make It u point to
aee bis Angelina off guard.
The girl wbo Ib horrified at calling a
•pade by Its "right name," but whose
taste In literature Is lurid.
She who has great tales of ber prowess *• a worker, but who never sees
any work to be done. Tbe real workers of tbe world rarely discuss what THE   REPORTER,   NEW   MICHEL,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA.
A Conspiracy That Resulted In
Complete Success.
B     SLAY  ARMSTRONG.
[Copyright, 1108, by Associated Literary
Press.!
Major George Graham, retired army
officer, bad been a widower for ten
years. His daughter Nellie was nineteen yenrs old.
Tbe major realized that he wan
growing old, but' wben It came to tbe
daughter he continued to regard her
as a child. Even when she got Into
long dresses he would not bave been
a bit surprised to find her walking tbe
fence with a balancing pole or seated
on the limb of a cherry tree. She had
been away at school; she had returned;
he knew that she went to parties, and
be saw young men about the house,
but be seemed to be In a dream about
ber age In his thoughts she bad not
passed tbe rag doll stage yet.
Major Graham was enjoying bis
cigar on the veranda one evening and
flttenlng to Nellie's chatter in an ab-
•trnted way when thnt young woman
made n sudden dive into the bouse and
a young mnn came up the path and
took tbe vacated chair. The major
squinted at him and thought he recognized him a* young Hurlburt.
A "young man's name may be much
or little to the father of the girl he Is
In love witb. In this case It meant
little until an explanation hnd been
entered Into. Then It meant a whole
Jot Young Mr. Hurlburt loved Mlsn
Nellie; Miss Nellie loved him, He was
of good fomlly and had some prospects; he knew she was au only child
and realized how hard It would he for
ilhe fatber to give her up. but he would
love, protect nnd cherish her always.
'J'he major was so shocked that In his
excitement be threw nway a cigar that
hud been only linlf consumed, a thing
he had nnt done In battle witb the
guns roaring nround him.
.lust whnt the man of war snid to the
young man of peace need not be recorded here. The gist of It was that
his daughter was still a child, young
Hurlburt was only a "kid" nnd that
he should put his foot down against
any nonsense. Yes. sir. It must be
stopped. Yes, sir. he wovld tell his
daughter bo. Yen, sir. nnd-and-nnd
bo forth. And the young man took his
departure a human wreck, and Miss
Nellie, who, of course, hnd heard all
from an open window, sought out her
good aunt nnd burled ber face In the
lap of that Individual and moaned out:
"Oh, Aunt Mary. I sball die—I knnw
I shall die! Father won't let Will and
me get married!"
Aunt Mary was not a matchmaker,
but sbe hud rather favored the young
man. She gave wbnt comfort and sym-
. pnthy she could, nnd after seeing the
weeping "child" tucked Into bed sbe
sought the father in an uttempt to
soften his heart.
Tbe major was wanting some one to
talk to just then, nnd she got nil r.hnt
was coming to her. She had been remiss, she had been cureless, she bad
neglected ber duties as n chaperon, she
had almost brought 11 calamity upon
the house of liriilinm. With her eyes
- wide open she hud allowed a mere
Infant—yes, ma's m. un lnfaut—to fall
in love und engage herself in marriage
to—to—well, to a young mnn.
iu vulu Aam Mary tried to exculpate
herself. No one hud ever talked back
to Major Graham. C. S. A., aud got
tbe best of It, and sbe failed, lie
could utter twenty words to her five,
and the odds were too great, even for
a woman's tongue. She retired from
tbe contest to Buy to tbe tearful maiden
ln waiting:
"If your father doesn't get over this
and talk sense i'.ll-1'U"-
"You'll do something, Aunty?"
"1 don't know whut I'll do, but you
wait. Here you ure, nineteen years
old, and be's talking as If yuu were
not out of bibs and high chairs."
There was hope thut If Aunt Mary
went around wltb u serious look un
.her face and hnd little to Bay aud that
If Ihe daughter went about witb tears
ln her eyes and heaved heartbreaking
sighs at Intervals the major might
come down off his high horse, but
after three days of it he seemed more
determined than ever. Finally, at the
end ota week, the sister suld:
"George, If tbat girl elopes to get
married you will have ouly yourself
to blame."
"So children bave taken to eloping,
eh!" be replied In cutting tones.
That night there was a meeting of
conspirators ln Miss Nellie's room.
There were only two conspirators, but
tbey were enough. The major was
asleep aud dreaming of battle as tbey
planned. There were no more tears,
no more sighs, Next morning a little
note was seut to young Hurlburt
Tbut night he disappeared off the face
of tbe earth.
That nlgbt also good Aunt Mary
'was engaged for two hours carrying
bundles and other things up luto tbe
attic, and when morning dawned again
another sudden shock wus ready for
Major George Graham, retired. He
was eating his breakfast wben bis suiter entered tbe dining room to announce tbat Nellie's bed had not been
occupied during the nlgbt The exclamation made by the major when a
bullet killed his borse wns repented
on this occasion, arid a mluute latei
he was upstairs.
"1 predicted It!" observed the sister
is she followed nt bis heels.
"Look for a note." he replied.
"I bave looked.   Tbe poor child left
none. She felt herself driven from
home by a cruel father, and bow could
she write"/"
Young Hurlburt had Just become the
Junior member of a law firm in tbe
towu. Major Graham walked Into the
ofllce and demanded Information of bis
whereabouts. He was told that the
young man bad gone catupiug. He
went to the depot; be went to tbe police; he telegraphed, bere and there.
Tben be went bome to wait for new*
and to say grimly to bis sister that
while be would do everything possible to bring his "Infant" back, he
would never, never forgive her. She
had dishonored tbe uame and must
take the consequence*.
The day passed and no new*. It
was the same with another dny. The
major was sorry that he had bluffed
as 'be had. The sister took cure to
keep telling blm what a cruel fatber
be was snd how much Nellie must
hnve suffered before taking tbe step
she bad, and by evening of tbe second
day the old war hero was calling blmself names.
Tbe scene was tbe veranda again.
The major was smoking and signing
wben young Hurlburt suddenly appeared. He was not shot down In bis
tracks. He was not even taken by the
throat
"Major. I understand yon were Inquiring for me tbe other day." he
quietly remarked.
"Yes, sir; yes, sir. Where I* my
daughter, sir?'
"The Isst time I saw ber was bere
at your house."
"And you tell me—you mean that she
and you did not eloper'
"Elope! Major Graham, do you
think I would coax yonr daughter Into
sucb a thing?"
"But sbe Is gone. Whom did sbe go
With/'   Where Is she?"
"I cannot tell you. I was off camping."
"Mr. Hurlburt," I refused you my
daughter's hand, but at the name time
I believed you an honorable young
man."
"I believe I am, sir."
"And yonr daughter, would do nothing to dishonor herself or her denr old
daddy!" said Miss Nellie as she suddenly appeared and sank down at her
father's knee.
"You-you back again!" be gasped.
"Why, I've not been nway. I got
tired of tny room and moved up Into
tbe attic for a change. It's Just lovely
up there, only tbe mice mnde me afraid
nights. You didn't think yonr Nellie
would run sway Just because you were
a little cross, did you?"
"See here. I don't understand this a
bit," said tbe major as he recovered
his senses.
And then came the last shock. ' His
sister came forward and aaid:
"Why. brother. It's easy enough to
understand. Tbey are In love witb
eacb other and want your consent to
their marriage"
The major wouldn't hare been the
major If he bud given them his bless.
Ing then and there, but tbe records
show tbst he did within the uext
month, and that was good enough.
An Anecdote of Vtrdl.
The flrst production of Verdi's opera
"Othello" took place at Milan, and all
the prominent musical critics of Europe foregathered In tbe Cathedral
City In honor of tbe occasion. Among
them was a Parisian journalist of wide
reputation and udmltted authority in
the musical world. Hla flrst care on
bis arrival In Milan waa to seek out
Verdi and ask to be allowed to be
present at one of the final rehearsals.
The composer received him with extreme politeness, but replied that he
could not possibly grant hla request,
as he had decided tbat tbe rehearsals
were to be absolutely private, and he
could not make an exception In the
favor of any one Journalist, however
distinguished.
The Paris critic, far from pleased al
this answer, protested tbat In these
circumstances bis account of tbe opera
might not be all be should like It to
be. "You see." he explained to the
composer, who affected not quite to
understand, "I shall have to telegraph
my article the same evening. It will
necessarily be hastily written, and the
Impression In Paris tbe next day.may
suffer In consequence."
But Verdi wns more than equal to
the occasion. "My dear sir." he mode
answer, "1 do not write for 'the next
day.'" The critic bowed blmself out
Soup Without a Spoon.
Soup without a spoon seems even
harder to negotiate than meut without
a fork, and we can sympathize with
the complaint recorded In tbe diary of
Felix Platter, a youug Swiss, who went
to Montpelller lu t'sn. lu order to study
medicine. He lodged ln the bouse of
bis professor, Catalan, one of the
greatest doctors of bis time, and yet
writes Platter, "we were compelled to
eat our atew In the usual French fashion—that is to say, picking the meat
out with our Angers and tben drinking
the broth, ln vain we begged our
hostess to let us bdve spoons, but not
a single one was to be found In the
house, tbe only Implement on the table
being a large knife fastened wltb an
Iron cbaln. No one here seems to bave
ever beard of spoons, which we at
home And so useful." Montaigne wns
astonished wben he visited Switzerland In 1580 to find that "at all meals
they put on the table as many spoons
as there are people present."—Westminster Gazette.
About te Mike a Chtngt.
"What ii he gidng to do now?"
breathlessly asked the agitated young
woman, with her eyes on the daring
aeronaut who was clinging to hirpira-
cbute.
"He Is ahout to sever hla connection
with Ibe balloon," replied her escort,
"to accept a position a little lower
do*ws."-Excbange,	
HARVE8T CUSTOMS.
Quaint Ceremoniei Whin tht Grain
It Garntrtd.
In many places there are curious
and quaint customs connected with
the gathering in of harvest. They all
bear a certain resemblance to each
other, but have different designations.
When the last shock of corn on
Uie farm has been out in Devonshire,
a cry is heard from one of the reapers:
"I've gotten it!"
"What hast tha' gotten?" shout the
others.
"I've gotten the neck!" yells the
first.
As the reaping has been rapidly
nearing its completion, the oldest laborer goes round the field picking .the
best ears ol corn he sees in each
sheaf. These he ties together, and
intricately plaits into a sort of broom,
topped with the ears. ThiB is called
the "neck," or "knack," and when
the cutting oi the last corn is heralded with the shout, "I've gotten
it!" the reapers gather together, and
stand in a circle round the man holding tho "neck." He stoops to the
Btubble with it, and the ring ol reapers, holding their hats in both hands,
likewise bend to the ground. Rising
upright, and stretching their arms
and hats above their heads, they
slowly chant, in harmony, "The neck"
three times. Then they burst into
triumphant shouts, "We have 'un!
We have 'un! We have 'un!" Round
goes the cider-pitcher, and, with acclamations, the plaited neck of corn
is escorted to the farmhouse.
There it is delivered to the farmer,
with the chorus, "A neck, a neck, a
neck! Well cut, well bound, well
shocked!" The little bundle ol corn
is hung from the kitchen ceiling, and
remains there until displaced by the
"neck" of the next harvest. To lose
or part with this "neck" is to invite
misfortune and disaster.
In Cornwall the last sheaf of corn
is also called the "neck," and it
decorated gaily with blue ribbons.
In Yorkshire, where the clergyman
is still often called upon to cut the
first corn of the harvest, the last
sheaf is' simply called "the kern."
Its fall before the sickle is proclaimed
by shouts of "We've gotten it!" And
the reapers escort the kern home. It
is dressed in a white frock, with colr
ored ribbons, and crowned with
wheat-ears. At the kern sdpper which
follows, this kern baby is enthroned
in the born, and supposed to preside
over the feast. The well-known harvest supper comes later^to mark the
end of the gathering-in, and is called
the "metl supper."
The really interesting customs are
those which attend the cutting of the
last sheaf. It symbolizes the corn
god; and, though its original meaning
has been forgotten, it is celebrated
in various parts of the country.
Crime In Ireland.
What Ireland is like undejr Radical
rule is clearly shown'by the criminal
statistics for 1908, which have just
been published as a Bluebook. Indictable offences for the whole of. Ireland, which numbered .9,466 in 1906,
declined to 9,418 in the year 1907,
but rose last year to 10,266. This
represents an increase of 8.5 per cent.
as compared with 1906, and of 9 per
cent, as compared with 1907. The
rate represented by the above offences
was 2.3 per 1,000 of the estimated
population. The number of persons
proceeded against for non-indictable
offences was 31,697 more than in the
year 1907 and 9,218 above the average
for the ten yearB 1898-1007.
The numbers of cases of drunkenness in 1908 is less than the number
in 1907 by 2,51*2, and if the figures for
drunkenness in 1908, are compared
with the average number of such
cases in the 10 years 1898-1907, it appears that a decrease amounting to
12,841 has occurred. The offences
committed are classified as follows:
Offences against the person —    627
Robbery with violence      828
Robbery without violence  7,393
Malicious damage to property..    664
Forgery       61
Coining       37
Assaults   H,160
Of the prisoners committed to prison in 1003, 25.5 were absolutely illiterate. Ol the 26,629 prisoners convicted 700 belonged to the domestic
servant clnss, 14,447 to the laboring
classes, 398 to the class ol tactory
workers, 3,038 to the class ol mechanics and skilled workers, 72 were
loremen or overlookers ol labor, 194
belonged to the class ol shopmen,
shopwomen, and clerks, 3,859 to the
class of shopkeepers and dealers, 2
to professional employments, 219 to
the .clnsB of sailors, marines, and soldiers. There were 00 "assaults by
firing shots into dwelling-houses"
against 66 in the preceding year.
Eggs and Oatt.
Lord Gorell, who has been advocating divorce reform, i' a man of much
wit, as well as profound learning. He
it was who first gave utterance to the
remark, "There are three classes of
eggs—eggs, fresh eggs, snd new-laid
eggs," while he got r.is own back on
the interrupter ut a meeting who,
while he was speaking on the reduction of taxation on tea, sugar, and
coffee, shouted, "What about oats?"
His lordship, without a moment's
hesitation, replied, "Oh, you eat oats,
do youP I am sorry I did not see
your legs. I really thought you had
only two." His comment, too, on the
slovenly barrister *ho astonished
everyone at the Law Court in London
one day by appearing with a rose
in his buttonhole is almost historic.
"I wonder how the rose got there?"
remarked a well-known K.C. to his
lordship. "Probably It grew there,"
wos the prompt reply.
Topographical Curlot.
Few Cockneys, in (act, would be
able reudily to locate even the majority of the following places, yet
they are all in the London Directory:
Elephant Stnirs, Dodsley's Folly,
Adam and Eve Yard, Clock Stands,
Balcony Arcade, Petyt Place, Morton
Tower, Folly Wall, Axe Place, Belle
Isle, Seven Step Alley, Balmoral
Grove, Jesmond Dene, Alice Place,
Hare Marsh, Beehive Depot, Bryan
Vale, Sweet Apple Square, Paddy's
Goose Hall.
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however, Mrs. Smith-Jones, was a
woman of rare accomplishments. She
wns an artist, of more than ordinary
abilitv, a brilliant pianist, and possessed a voice of remarkable sweetness and power.
At a large narty one evening, at
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ent, her singine captivated a stranger
who was one of the guests, and he
nsked to be introduced to her. His request was granted. After a few minutes' conversation the hostess came
and took him nway.
You mustn't monopolize her, Mr.
Simons." she Be'd. "I want you to
meet Mr. Jones."
"Who it Mr. Jones?"
"He is her husband."
"What, is he noted for?"
"Noted for?" eclio»d the hostess.
"Why, for—for his wife!"
"It Is a great storv," a publisher is
reported lo have said to a new author,
"but you have failed ii one important
feature. You do not describe the way
the heroine wos dressed when the
hero first met her. You'd better write
in a paragraph about her clothes, but
try to avoid the conventional."
The ingenious author, knowing the
sameness of costume descriptions In
the popular novels, and also knowing
how to make an appeal to the feminine heart, wrote:
"Hcloise floated toward him, garbed
in a six-hundrcd-dollar dress, a two-
hundred-and-fifty-dollar hat, with a
ninety-eight-dollar and seventy-flve-
cent mantilla over a three-hundred-
and-seventy-five-dollar lace coat."
Statistics filed at Chicago show that
automobiles have killed 51 persons
and injured 1.048 within the limits ol
that city during the first seven
months ol the year.
There are "blind spots" on the
tongue which are insensible to certain
flavors.
More than 200 .merchant vessels ol
the world are now equipped with wireless telegraphy.
Three witnesses—a Frenchman, a
Dutchman, and an Irishman—were
nsked for their definitions as to what
constituted a gentleman. "A gentleman," said the Frenchman, "is a man
that has five counts in his family."
"No," said the Dutchman. "A gentleman is a man that never gives pain to
his fellow-creatures." "A gentleman,"
said Pat, "ia a man that asks you to
come in, that gets out the whisky and
tells you to help yourself, and walks
nway to the window while you're doing it!"
W. N. U., No. 782
Somt Exception! *
A well-known writer was touring
Ireland.
"You aee thim mountains," said the
driver of the jaunting-car.
"Yes."
"Thim's the highest mountains in
the wurruld."
"Is that so?" asked the surprised
Crerand.
"It is," assured the/driver, "ex-
ceptin", av coorse, thim in furrin
parts."—BoBton Herald.
It was at a bacon-and-bean dinner
given by a lady to the prisoners in an
American jail.
The Buoply of bacon was always
very limited, and a prisoner, having
received his share, called out, "I say,
warder, you've forgotten the bacon!"
The warder hastily turned round,
and the prisondr continued, "Oh, no!
I beg your pardon. I find the bacon
had got hidden under one of the
beans."
8UNLIBHT
HAP
And He Passed ,
"Good night," said Staylate.   "I've
enjoyed myself immensely.  Now, next
Sunday night Ir-er—expect  to   pass
your house, and—"
"That will be nice.    Good night!"
And she   shut   the   door.—Cassell's
Saturday Journal.
Minardt   Liniment   Curtt   Dandruff.
Outtidi Application
Hamfatter, Hamlet, the actor—That
hard-boiled egg gave me a headache.
His Friend—You shouldn't eat hard-
boiled eggs.
Hamfatter—I didn't eat it. A fellow
hit me with it behind the ear.
Deafness Cannot Be Cured
by local applications, ss ther cannot reach ths diseased portion ol the ear. There a only one war to
euro deafness, snd that is by constitutional remedies.
neatness la caused by an Inflamed condition ot tha
mucous lining of the Eustachian Tube. When this
tubs to Inflamed you have a rumbling sound or Imperfect hearing, and when it la entirely closed, neatness la the result, and unices ths Inflammation can ba
taken out and tlue tube restored to Its normal condition, hewing will be destroyed forever; nine cases
out ot tan are caused by Catarrh, which k notblng
but an Inflamed condition ot tha mucous surfsoes.
Wa will give One Hundred Dollars tor any case of
neatness (caused by catarrh) that cannot be cured
by Hall's Catarrh Cure, send for circulars, tree,
F. I. CHENEY * CO.. Toledo, O.
Bold by Pruisata. 75e.
Tan Hall's Fsinlly Pills tor constipation.
The teacher was givifig an examination on culpable homicide.
"If I went out in a smnll bont," he
said, "and the owners knew, it was
leaking, and I got drowned, what
would that be?"
After a few minutes' silence a little
boy stood up and said, "A holiday,
sir!"
A Good Long Sleep
The breathing of cold pure air is
now nrescribed as a remedy for throat
and lung troubles usually associated
with what are commonly called
"colds." -It is possible that a good
night's sleep nt the north pole might
be a certain remedy for consumption
in its early stages nt nny rate. N.B.—
The night at the Pole is six months
long.
In the last ten years' 325.000 persons
have emigrated from England to the
farms of Canada.
Prussia supplies   nbont one-half  of
the world's demand for zinc.
DON'T BE AFRAID
that Sunlight Soap will *poB
your clothe*. Ther* an ao
Injurious chemical* In Sua-
Ught Soap to bite holea la
avra the most delicate fabric
$8,000 are offtred to *ay-
one finding adulteration la
Sunlight Soap.        „,
And Havt a Monopoly
"With all the poets writing street
car verse, Pegasus is out oi a job,"
"Who is Pegasus?"
"The winged horse."
"He might get to work towing disabled airships in." — Washington
Herald.
Lake Superior is the largest mass
of fresh water in the world, being
equal in.area to Ireland.
Simple and Sure.—Dr. Thomas'
Eclectrlc Oil is so simple in application that a child can understand the
instructions. Used aa a liniment the
only direction is to rub, and when
used as a dressing to apply. The directions are so plain and unmistakable
that they are readily understood by
young or old.
Mulish
"Some men," said Uncle Eben,
"meets wif de mos' discouragement
when dey's tryin' to be aggressive.
Dey's like iny gray mule; he's mo'
liable to git a beatin' foh tryin' to
sing don he is foh kickin'."—Washington Star.
All mothers can put away anxiety
regarding their suffering children
when they have Mother Graves' Worm
Exterminntor to give relief. Its effect*
are sure and lasting.
Taking Hit Flight
Elder—Sarah, don't you know that
you should fly from Drink, the
tempter?
Sarah (not too well pleased)—Flee
yersel'.
Elder—Oh, Sarah, I have flown.
Sarah—Awell, I think ye'll be nane
the waur o' anither flutter—Manchester Guardian.
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That condltioni com* trom overwork, a weak stomach, ovtrtaxtd nnvtt
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The whole system respond! to tht tonic action oi Betchtm't l'Ula. Soon
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Barber Shop
Now open and ready for business,   A trial solicited.
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Imperator  Hams
AND BACON, are the best cured Meat ill Canada
Shamrock Lard       Provincial Govt. Creamery Butter
All Government Inspected Meats
Home Made Sausage. No order too small to fill
Two Deliveries Daily to' All Parts of the Town
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NEW MICHEL, B, C,
UP AND DOWN THE CROW
Born at Fernie, B.C., on
Wednesday, November 24, to
the wife of W. R. Ross, M.P.
P., _ daughter,
Macleod, Alta., Nov. 28.—
John Kulczyphi, Russian was
found not guilty by a jury in
the supreme court, Thursday
• night on a charge of murdering Angus Ruis, at Frank, on
July 17 last, A game of cords
led to the quarrel which re;
suited in Ruis being fatally
stabbed.
All the machinery in the
Rocky Mountain cement plant
at Blairmore, was run for the
first time a few days: agq.
Harry Herbert Hudson and
Madeline Leglar Schmhlt were
married, last week, at Blairmore. Harry is well-known
throughout the Pass and we
wish him success in his new
speculation.
foreign Despatches aod
News Notes
The first passenger run over
thi*. G, T. P. o(ij; p)* Edmonton
started out the middle of last
week. Thp present schedule
shows a ^ri-weekjy service east
and west.
A big strike of high grade
silver has been made in the
United Mine, at Ainsworth,
Twenty feet of ore has been
uncovered and indications
are that there is more.
Fernie's new munioipal
electric light system was op-
crated for the first time Sinir
day night. This is the first
time Fernie has had a glare
since th;, _ig fire.
A 0. P. R. ageilt named
Partridge has been arrestod at
Burmis for taking the fcroatn
from milk cans and for issuing ticlrots to points farther
than he recorded in the stubs
of his ticket books and for
knocking down tho difference,
He also overcharged people
for freight and pocketed the
overcharge. Partridge mn
lately agent at Coleman, from
whicli place het was lately
transferred, and it was at that
station most of tlio stealing
was done. He now awaits
trial at Macleo I.
Fernie's new Methodist
Church was opened, last Sunj
day, by Rev. G. W. Kerhy,
pastor of Central Methodist
Church, Calgary. The attendance was very large.
Dr. G. H. Malcolrason, of
Iho hospital at Frank, is leaving for Germany, where he
will take a post graduate
bourse in mydiy.no.
A company piled the Lumber Vulcanizing Co. has been
started, at Niagara Falls, Ont.,
wtth the PVfPPsp of vulcanizing soft wood. This process
makes the W4 watPr an(irot
prqof and is invaluable for
treating railroad ties.
Turkpys in, Chicago so}d for
31c. a pound during the first
part pf thp week.
The Alberta Legislature will
open on Thursday, February
}0th, next.
London, Dec. 2.—Another
operation on General Booth
is inevitable qwjng to the
growth pf a cataract pver ope
pyei
The Edmoptpii miners have
settled their differences with
tho mine operators. The latter have agreed tu (jive the
mon an increase of 21 ^c. per
ton mined, and will also re?
c ignize the union to a certain
extent,
A "Why go to Canada?"
campaign has been inaugurated in tho United States.
CANADIAN
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Bastern   Canada
EXCURSIONS
LOW ItOUNI) THIl" iuteV to
Ontario, Quebec and
Maritime Provinces
In Hit, I In Dec, HI,   iiicln-
lUtiirn nitliln nihil montli-
fieholH on >
i|vo, Kmiil I
I'ioln'tri imiiC'l in connection with Allantii
IBniiHlilp BiniKiHi will l.i! on Rule from
m>v. 21, unil limiieil tii live iiioiitliu It-oii
tittle ul imiid
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THE "TORONTO KXPKESS"
leaves "Winnipeg daily at 22.-10,  making
connectioiiH at Toronto lor all   points
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The C.P.R. has handled a
a million tons of coal at Fort
William, between the opening
and'closing of navigation this
season,
The Fort William ministers
and temperance people have
Refused to let Carrie Nation
lecture under their auspices.
They think that a lecture from
the hatchet woman would not
be ii*. the best interests of
the cause of temperance.
pointed Provincial
Paragraphs
Vancouver, Nov. 30,—Several mud slides in the vicinity
of Barnett last flight and parly
this morning caused an interruption of traffic on the main
line of thp C.P.R,
Vancouver, Dee. L-—The
Railways have not yet recovered from the demoralization of
Sunday's storm. The C. P.R.
and G. N- R. both suffered
from the flood, the lattpr's
line to Seattle having suffered
more than the low mainland
and Vancouver Island. The
C.P.R. between Vancouver
•"md Kai iloops, is now clear
save af t^iree points, where
considerable pile driving and
trestle work is necessary, To
add to the trouble i*. number
of small mudslides west of
and in the vicinity of Revel-
Stoke were blocking the line.
It is thought that these will
be clea? by the time the Vai•*,
pouver-KarnJoops section is
ready for traffic. It in hardly
expepted that the delayed
westbound train will reach
Vancouver bpfore Thursday
morning.
The Rev Iri  R.  Hicks' Almanac
for 1910
Hejly NoVemlier 15th, 11)00, asplpndid
year hunk on astronomy and meterology,
thi* qtilv one containing the original
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them only in his own publications.
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Ilov. Fr, Meisiner, Pantor THE   REPORTER,   NEW   MICHEL,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA.
BOWSER! SHARP.
Nobody Can Work a "Con Game"
on Him.
ACCUSES MAN OF SWINDLING.
Taken Him to Station Houan For
Selling   Mm.   -owner  Breastpin   He
i Thought Braes—Told to Go Home
and Lone Sharpnese.
By  M. QUAD.
{Copyright, 1909,  by  Associated Literary
Prens.J
MRS. BOWSER bad Just got
'ready to go downtown and
do some stropping wben
tbere wus a ring at tbe bell
and sbe opened tbe door, to Und a
strange mun on tbe steps. He was a
workingman, und be beld ln bis band
a little box wbleb be opened, showing
a breastpin, und said:
"Lady, 1 am out ot work and my
wife Is HI, and 1 want to sell you
tbls article to raise a little money,"
"But you sbould go to a pawnbroker," wus tbe reply.
"Be will only loan on It, and tbat
not balf Its value. 1 want money for
medicines and food."
"Tbe pin muy be brass for all I know,"
■aid Mrs. Bowser after looking ut IL
"Lady. 1 pledge you my word tbat
If s solid gold. It waa a wedding present to my wife, it's worth Slu, but
you may bave it for tbree."
"It muy bnve been stolen."
"1 ask you If 1 look like a thief? I'll
gire you my name and- address and
you can find out tbat tblnga are aa
I tell you. lake It for $2, for I must
bave money. The doctor bas left a
prescription tbat 1 must bave tilled."
Mrs. Bowser bad beard so much
about fakers tbat sbe was afraid, nod
yet sbe bad to admit tbat tbe man
looked what he claimed to be. After
• brief mental> straggle sbe banded
over tbe money and said she would
keep the pin simply as security; Wben
tbe man had departed It struck her
to take tbe pin along and ask a jewel-
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er to value It.- Tbis she did and was
more tban surprised wbeu It was
banded back to ber wltb tbe remark:
"Yes, It's solid gold aud probably
coat $10.   I will give you tbree for It
' for old gold."
Tbere wasn't any doubt as to wbut
Mr. Bowser would say when be came
bome lo dinner and was told of tbe
Incident. He bad repeutedly wurned
Mrs. Bowser ubout sucb transactions.
When be unived nnd got seated at the
dinner tuble sbe Inuocently usked:
"Do men ever go around wltb brass
jewelry trying to sell It for gold?"
"Do tbey!" be exclaimed us he looked up. "Well, 1 should remark that
tbey did! It's a regular business wltb
tots of tbem."
"And wbat stories do tbey tell?"
"Oh, they generally get off something
•bout a sick wife or starving children,
it's whut tbe police cull the sympathy
dodge."
"And not one of tbem is honest?"
"Not a living one. The whole gang
ougbt to be In prison.''
"But tbere must be cuses where families ure burd up," persisted Mrs. Bowler.
"All nonsense., if any of the fellows
call here you don't want to be taken
In by uny of tbelr stories. How doer
It buppen that you ure usklng me all
about tbls matter all of a sudden?"
"Why-why, 1 just happened to think
•f IL you see,"
He Wants Particulars.
Mr, Bowser leaned back and looked
•t her for half a minute and then
wltb a "Humph!" went on with his
meal and asked no more questions. It
was not until they reached tbe sitting
room tbnt be said:
"Now, madam, tell me all about It.
Tou huve had a confidence game worked on you today, und I wnnt the par
tlculnrs."
"But he talked like an honest man."
"Oh, certainly. He made you believe
black was white."
"And Is wife in III."
"The usual tale. What did be have
to sell?"
"This gold breastpin. He said It
was worth $5 or $0. and he let me bave
It for two."
"Por two! For two!" exclaimed Mr.
Bowser as he reached for. It. "Tou
gave him $2 for this piece of brass!"
"Isn't It gold?"
' "Gold notblng! It's pure nnd un-
adulterated brass, and Is worth about
110 cents. By George, lint you must
ihnve softening of the brain! Taken
In and done for as slick as grease!"
"I-I thought It was'gold."
i   "And you think the moon Is mede
of green cheese. Be said It was gold,
of course, but you needn't have been
ninny enough to believe IL Two big
dollurs for 10 cents' worth of brass!
Don't talk any more about my buying
chickens."
"1 wish you would take It to a
Jeweler and see what he says," observed Mrs. Bowser after a moment.
"What! Don't you believe what I've
said?'
"But be seemed so honest. I can't
somehow believe be stood and looked
me ln tbe eye and lied to me. And
tbe pin seems like gold to me."
"Taken lu and done for by a game
tbat wouldn't fool a baby, and yet you
hate to admit It," he laughed. "Why,
womau, 1 was on to tbat game before
I was out of knickerbockers. It's one
of a dozen well known con games."
"And weren't you ever fooled"/4'
"Me taken In—me, Bowser? Not on
your life. 1 have never come within
forty rods of It. Gold? Why a child
could smell the brass. And be said
he had a sick wife—ha! ba! ha!"
"If a Jeweler saya It's brass"-
"How can be .say anything else?
Why don't you own up that you've
been played? Tes, I'll take It over,
and I'll also tell hlm what a keenwitted wife I have. Gold! A sick
wife!"
Msknn an Arrest.
Mr. Bowser bad headed tor a jewelry store when a pedestrian stopped
and accosted him wltb:
"Mister, here's a diamond ring belonging to my wife. There's two small
diamonds, and tbe ting cost 140. I'll
take $20 for IL"
"Dm, urn. Maybe you are the man
that sold my wife a breastpin for f.
today."
"I ■ sold one to a lady somewhere
around here. She waa very kind to
help me out, but I muat bave more
money,"
"Tou are just tbe cbap 1 want to see.
Take a walk wltb me."
"1 will."
"It was a gold breastpin, was it?"
"Por sure."
"And tbls Is a diamond ting?"
•it Is, sir."
Mr. Bowser walked the man Into a
police station and up to tbe desk aud
said to the sergeant:
"Officer, bere ln a man I want to
give In charge.   He's a swindler."
"Aren't you mistaken?" asked the
officer. "I bave known tbe man two
or three years. He's a bard worker
and out of luck. Be was asking me
to buy a breastpin tbls forenoon."
"But he sold It to my wife, and It's
brass. The diamonds In bis ring are
only glass."
Tbe sergeant sent for a Jeweler
across tbe street, and wben tbe man
bad made bis examination and report,
Mr. Bowser stood with open mouth
and mlgbt have remained an hour
longer bad he not been told:
"Better run bome, now, and try to
lose some of your sharpness on the
way."
"Well?" asked Mrs. Bowser, as he
arrived.
"Pools and jackasses, tbe whole pack
of 'em," he replied as be sat down
wltb a grunt. And that's alt sbe got
out of him.
Mere Nonsense.
"I wish," sbe complained, "tbat yon
wouldn't talk ao much nonsense to
me."
"I didn't know that I talked nonsense to you."
"You're alwnya telling me about
yourself and wbat you bave been do-
lng."-Chlcago Record-Herald.
An Ordeal.
"Father," said little Hollo, "wbat Is
an expert witness?"
"ln many cases, my son, an expert
witness is a man wbo is willing, for
a consideration, to go An tbe stand and
let the luwyers give blm tbe tbird degrees'—Washington Star.
True to Principle,
"Why don't you want i be singer wbo
was so highly recommended for your
concert ?"
"Because, sir, her advertisements
said she bad such liquid tones, and
this is a dry town, sir."—Bultlmore
American.
Noncommittal.
"Would you like a cheap hammock
or a good strong oue?" asked the salesman.
"A capable salesman could tell by
tbe buyer's appearance," sbe answered
haughtily.—Cleveluud Leader.
A BUILDING FEAT.
House Completed, Furnished and Oe-
cuplnd In Twelve Hours.
ln the Wide World Magazine Harold
1. Shepstono describes a most remarkable building feat which was recently
accomplished ln SL Louis—viz, the
complete erection and occupation of a
house ln a single day. It was the
bride's ardently expressed wish to
have a bome to go to that caused the
builder to attempt it, and he succeeded. Twelve hours before the evening
meal was served the plot of land
wbere tbe bouse waa to stand sbowed
not tbe slightest sign of human activity. Ragweed and goktenrod greeted
the sunshine, and the scene was absolutely Innocent of a stick of timber, a
piece of stone, brick or other material
But wben tbe 7 o'clock whistles blew
on the- morning ln question, however,
'here was a concerted movement of
men nnd wagons toward tbe lot.
ln tbe erection of tbe dwelling 715.000
nails were used, 11,000 feet of timber
cut and fitted, 12.000 shingles put on
the roof, 0,000 laths used to make the
walls, 875 yards of plaster spread and
several gallons of paint used.
Twenty-live carpenters were employed on the job, of whom eighteen worked ten hours and the remaining seven
eleven hours each. Twelve lathers
and twelve plasterers did the lath-
Ing und plastering ln tbree hours. Two
men built tbe chimney ln four bourn
forty-five minutes. Pour men ppt tbe
roof on In three hours, while two men
did tbe plumbing and gasBtting In live
hours. One man did tbe electric wiring In one and a balf hours, while four
men did tbe necessary painting ln five
hours.
The builders bad hardly cleared away
before a large furniture van arrived,
together with a caterer's cart. The
furniture van contained the owner's
goods, and willing bands quickly transferred them to their rightful places In
the record built home. In just under
an bour the newly married qouple and
their friends, wbo bad meanwhile
come upon the scene, sat down to a
sumptuous dinner. Twelve hours previously, as already stated, not a brick
or a stone was to be seen on tbe site
of the dwelling.
A Georgia Text.
It's a pretty hard matter to run the
world.we're In. aud yet tbere are folks
tbut think they ure competent to give
the angels Instructions In the art of fly-
Ing.-Atlanta Constitution.
Mixed Housekeeping.
"Can your daughter wbo Is Just mar-
lied make good bread?"
"She doesn't have to. Her husband's
got tbe dougb."-Baltlmore American.
Quite Appropriate,
Tlppler-Whnt do the colnmakers
employed In the mint drink?
Nlbbler-Mtnt julep, 1 suppose."—
Brooklyn Eagle.
A Widespread Hope.
I've never crossed the wide blue sea.
No touring car is mine,
I have to figure carefully
When 1 sit down to dine.
But some day my large house shall be
The finest on the block;
I'll be among the learllr.s men
And live In Independence when
1 sell my mining stun*.
1 have to labor, wet or dry.
And skimp and save with care;
I always am compelled to buy
The cheapest things to wear.
But some day I will coasa to sigh,
And I will travel far:
In easy luxury I'll dwell
And quit my Job when 1 can sell
My mining stock at par.
-S. E. Klscr tn Chicago llecora-Horala.
The Mont Aneient Man.
Tbe average reader does not see
mucb difference tn age between human
remains found In tbe beds of tbe pleistocene and the pliocene, but to the
geologist tbe difference Is very great,
only be cannot express it tn years or
centuries. Until recently tbe oldest remains of man known dated back to the
middle pleistocene. Among these are
the celebrated relics froth Neanderthal,
Spy and other places. But In October,
1907. a lower human Jaw was found In
deposits attributed to the early pleistocene or even tbe late pliocene. This
would give It a greater antiquity tbun
any of tbe others and entitle it to be
called the oldest remains of tbe human
species. Tbe teeth ure well preserved.
Tbe most remarkable feature of the
jaw Is tbe absence of a cbln. The canine teeth are not unduly prominent,
and tbo dimensions of the teetb are
within tbe limits of variation ln living
man.  .
Installment Plan Dressing.
"Clothes for tbe year furnished on
tbe Installment plan" is tbe novel offer
about to be made. It Is said, to tbe women customers of a smart London
house. Tbe plan of tbe shopkeeper Is
to agree wltb a client upon a sum
wblch sball cover that client's expenditure for dress for the next twelve
months. The customer binds herself to
buy everything from tbat shop, and
tbe sbop undertakes to supply her
wltb wbat she requires. The payments
are to be made monthly In advance.
Tbis plan was evolved not out of a desire to save tbe women customers trouble, hut because tbe firm had begun to
despair, of ever getting tbem to pay
their bills.	
A Great Horns,
Jumbo, a borse owned by a Savin
Rock shipbuilder, Is said to be Ihe
largest borse ln Connecticut and It
wonld no doubt be safe to say the
largest In New England. He Is nearly
seven feet blgb and weighs 1.700
pounds. He is a most powerful anl-
mill and bas drugged wltb apparent
ease a two ton loud. With tbe children be Is n great favorite. It costs
a good deal to feed blm, as be has the
almost Incredible quantity of elgbt
pecks of oals at eacb meal and makes
away wltb over 200 pounds of bay
every week. His shoes are of unusual size and weigh four pounds eacb.
-Boston Budget.
The Prlee of Pence.
The announcement that Prance Is
going to spend tbree milliards of
francs for new sblps of wnr-that Is
to say, for peace—reminds us how
prices bave gone up since 1871". ln
that year France bought pence of Bismarck for one milliard. And a milliard, furthermore, was deemed ln tbnt
day a fairly stiff figure—tbe thrifty
French more than hinted thnt Bismarck1 bad driven a sharp bargain,
wb»renn on the occasion of the present purchase the nutlon Is reported as
quite In a glow of dellghL-Puck.
Vulcan,
Vulcan was discovered In 1850, only
to lie effectively obliterated from tbe
planetury system fifty years later.
Leverrler. wbo acted as godfather to
tbe new addition, calculated a path
and found that Ihe planet revolved
around Ihe sun In ubout twenty duys,
Yet other observers failed ever lo see
tbe planet, and now Professor Cam|i
bell announce tbat tbe eclipse obsemi.
tlotin of recent years prove almost con.
rluslvely that the existence of such a
body Is a practical Impossibility.-Ar
gonaut,
FAMOUS OLD WAGON.
Han Hauled aa Mush Money as There
lain the World.
People ln Washington who dally
pass the treasury building and see
backed up to Its curb an old van of a
wagon drawn by three patient white
horses do not realize the Intimate link
that this conveyance bears to ali the
money tbere is. Tbey are not aware
that every piece of paper money that
eve-y Individual ln tbe United States
bas spent or boarded in tbe past twenty-six yeurs has first ridden ln that
wagon. They do not know that tbe
sum of money tbls wagon has hauled
Is equal to all tbe money there Is In
tbe world today.
The old wagon is a great curiosity,
but modest withal. It piles regularly
between tbe bureau of engraving and
printing and the treasury, always loaded down with rectangular packages of
twelve and a bulf pounds eucb. ln
every package are 4,000 bills. If tbe
bills are of the.lowest denomination
the package Is worth $4,000; If of the
highest $10,000. It Is worth $40,000,000.
One package of this great value once
rode In the wagon.
It would take a atrlng of hay wagons
twenty miles long to hold the money
that has"passed through thut old van.
If the packages were piled one on top
of tbe otber tbey would make a monument fifteen miles high. If the bills
were placed end to end tbe string
would be 250.000 miles long, or equal
to ten times the distance around the
world. Tbey would carpet a road fifty
feet wide from New York to San Francisco. Tbelr weight ln coal would supply tbe average family wltb fuel for
250 years. Had an expert begun counting tbis money In tbe daya of Columbus be wpuld bave-been half through
wben Mr. Taft was Inaugurated.
All these and many more stupendous
facts mlgbt be cited with reference to
the old money wagon. Yet it goes unnoticed In Washington, and not one
citizen* ln a hundred realizes tbat any
Interest attaches to IL Pew people in
Kentucky ever saw Mammoth cave;
the native of Arizona has never token
the trouble to visit tbe Grand canyon,
nor New Yorkers Niagara. Tbe gold
of De Soto was always a little farther
on. Tbe land of one's desire Is that to
wbleb be cannot possibly go. Tbere
are realms of romance without end,
but no man ever confessed to living In
one. It Is human nature tbat tbe unreality of distance is the naze that
makes all things Interesting-Wash-
lngton Post
Lofty Mountain Peaks.
Mountain climbing, always a strenuous and frequently a dangerous sport,
offers many rich rewards on this continent to tbe increasing humber of
those who nre devoted to It. A writer
In tbe National Geographic Magazine
points out tbat ln Alaska and Canada
there are several lofty peaks, rivaling
those of Switzerland in magnificence,
the summits of wbleb have never been
reached by civilized man. Palrweather
(15.292 feet) and Crillon (15.900 feetl
are reasonably accessible to tourists in
Alaska, and yet It Is said that no one
bas ever attempted to climb them.
The loftiest or'tbe Canadian Rockies.
Mount Robson (13,700 feetl, still awaits
a conqueror, and the same is tme of
tbe highest summits of tbe Selkirks.
The difficulties of mountain climbing,
it Is true, are not alwaya In proportion
to the height attained. In tbe Cascade radge, for example. Mount Raker
(10.827 feetl was not scaled until the
tops of several of Its loftier neighbors
had been reached, Including Mount
Rainier (14,526 feet).
ANTS PROTECT PLANT.      ;
How They Defend It Against Leaf Destroying insects.
A standing army of ants for defensive purposes is kept and provided!
with food by a sensitive plant of
Nicaragua. In thia acacia there are
two large thorns at the base of each'
leaf inhabited by tbe colonies of ants,
which bore into the thorns and make
a home tor themselves by eating out
j the soft inner tissue. On the leal
stalks there are honey glands, and
at the tip of each leaflet there is a
sausage shaped body about as large
as a pin's head, consisting of albuminous food. The ants sip the nectar and eat the food bodies and, being contented with their lot, remain
on the plant without doing it any
injury.v
When the plant is threatened by an
invasion of leaf-cutting ants which
would damage it the ants composing
the plant's army or police force rush
out and repel the intruders. Many
similar arrangements exiet in tropical
plants,
In one of the moat remarkable of
these ant plants the female ant bites
a hole in the stem and brings up her
brood .inside it. The stalk ol each
leaf is swollen at ita base and bears
food bodies, which an eaten by the.
ants when they emerge to find tor
themselves, As the old food bodies
are eaten new ones are formed, thus
keeping the ants, which are of a fierce
disposition, in the plant's employment. Plants of the same species
which do not happen to be inhabited
by ants tail an eaay prey to leal-
cutting kinds oi ants, which are only
too plentiful in the tropics. In other
oases the defensive ants are provided
only with shelter in cavities of the
stem, and various naturalists have observed that these ants pour out in
troops whenever leaf-cutting enemies
attempt to attack the foliage.
The ants which thus defend these
plants are small, but sting with-extreme virulence, their small size making them the more formidable. The
leaf-cutting ante cut off the leaves
and pile them up in heaps, forming
a sort of kitchen garden of leaf mold,
upon which they cultivate a iungus
belonging to the mushroom family.
They sow the spores of the mushroom
and make a pure culture ol the Iungus, nibbling at it to prevent the
development of mushroom heads and
thus promoting the growth of spawn.
Lord Halibury's Lucky Number.
The figure "6" seems to have played a prominent part in the life oi the
Earl of Halsbury, whose eighty-fourth
birthday fell on the fifth. Born in
1825, the earl commenced his career
ut the Bar in 1850, was made a Q.C.
in 1865, Solicitor-General in 1875, and
Lord Chancellor in 1885. Known as
"the judge-maker," his lordships never smokes, detests tobacco, was an expert fencer, held the Lord Chancellorship lor the longest period, has been
mistaken for a celebrated "bruiser,"
and was instrumental in inaugurating
the special service at Westminster
Abbey for lawyers.
When he first went to the House'
of Commons to take his seat for
Launceston, in 1877, he found himself
writless. He searched high and low,
and turned out a remarkable collection ol articles, ranging irom collar-
studs and a ten-bladed knile to bootlaces. Ultimately, the missing writ
was discovered in a member's hat.
nFTY YEARS k WRITEft
HOW MISS BRADDON  CAME  TO
WRITE NOVEL8.
Americans In London,
"It Is estimated that at least 60,000
Americans invade London during tbe
summer months, an Invasion for wbleb
tbe west end shopkeeper Is deeply
grateful," stated a recent issue of a
London paper. "Before the duys of
American invasion July, August and
September were very poor months for
the trade. Now all tbls Is changed, and
tbe army of Americans spend ln London about a million and a half sterling. While hotels and boarding houses
get the lion's share of American gold,
there are otber businesses wbleb benefit largely. These are principally Jewelers, sellers of antiques and curios,
drapers, dressmakers and tailors. West
end tailors and dressmakers are especially grateful to tbese visitors, who
keep tbem busy during wbat used to
be tbe slackest sesson of the year."
Very Green.
New that tbe widening of London's
Blackfrlnrs bridge Is approaching completion tbe painters are getting to
work, and the structure Is being coated In Its old familiar green color, picked nut wltb gold. The choice of color.
I may say. Is tbe result of a misapprehension. Yeurs ago when the palmer
who had the contract for the bridge
approached the authorities be was met
by a high official, wbo said loftily:
"Color? Oh, see Green," meaning see
another high official.
But the palmer took It for sea green
the color, nnd sea green the bridge
bus been puluted ever since.—London
Scraps.     	
A Bankrupt Prince.
Prince Hermanu of Snxe-Welmnr-
Elnenach. the heir presumptive to the
grand duchy of Weimar, has renounced tbe succession of blmself or
his heirs, if any. to tbe throne of the
grnud duchy or Its property. The
prince's extravagance already bns
transferred hlm from tbe cuirassiers
of the guard lu llerlln to a uhlan regiment And later to compulsory retirement from the army, after wbleb be
was placed under n guardianship. The
prince hss been given tbe title of
Count Osthclm. but be Is totally bankrupt and remains under the control of
Us guardians.
Old Time Reporting.
"No," said the old tramp printer,
"reportin' hain't what it used to be.
The rugged strength, the grandeur
and ginger is all gone."
He took out his worn wallet.
"Listen," he said, "to this here description ol T. DcWitt Talmage what
Comp Stick ol the Tin Can Scimitar
writ in '73."
In a voice vibrant with admiration
the veteran read:
"Sweat trickled irom the back
jungle of his disordered hair, along the
ravines and furrows oi his haggard
face. He advanced and retreated, rising upon his toes and coming down
on his heels with a dislocating jerk
that made the windows rattle, pausing occasionally to inhale through his
dilating nostrils tempestuously and
then emitting a shrieking epigram or
apostrophe that thrilled the, blood like
a wild cry at midnight in a solitary
place."
Pat Was a Sideboard.
An Irishman went to a foundry in
Lancashire alter work. When he arrived he found another man there on
the same errand. The foreman came,
and Pat, being unaccustomed to asking for work, stood back, with the intention of hearing how the other fellow went about it.
Alter the man had asked the lore-
man said, "What trade are you?"
"I'm n dresser," replied the man.
"Come to-morrow," said the lore-
man.   "I'll Btart you."
Turning to the Irishman, the lore-
tr       8   ■' him what he waB.
"Be jabers, sorr," replied Pat,
"Oi'm a sideboard I"—London Standard.
A Rule of Thumb.
The thumb is a guide to a knowledge ol the mental condition ol the
owner. He who is in lull possession
oi all his {acuities makes use of the
thumb, but whenever there is a tcn-
dercy to insanity this generally useful ' and active member falls out ol
work. A physician in charge of a
lunatic asylum states positively that
il you see a person whose thumb remains inactive—standing at right angles and taking no part in the act ol
writing, salutation or any other manual exercise—you may be sure that lie
has a diseased mind. He may talk
intelligently and appear sane in every
respect, but undoubtedly a tinge ol
madness is lurking within his bruin.
An  Early  Riser.
"Pat,"' said a manager to one ol
his workmen, "you must be an early
riser. I always find you at work the
first thing in the morning."
"Indadc and Oi am, sor. It's a
family trait, Oi'm thinkin'."
"Then your lather was an enrly
riser too?'
"Mc lather, is it? Ho roises that
early that if he went to bed a little
later lie'd meet himself gettin' up in
Iho inornin'."
As a Girl, Popular Authoress Was Always Scribbling—Wns Offered $50
i    For First Novel—Wrote First  In.
| ntallment of Lady Audley's Secret
Overnight — Has Retained First
Rank Ever Since,
To have delighted the world for.
half a century with an unceasing
stream oi fiction; to have published
a novel' for every year of her long
life; and to be able to entrance the
readers of to-day as she entrancedl
their grandparents in the middle of]
lust century is the proud record of'
Miss Braddon, who at seventy-two
seems still to possess the secret ol
perennial youth.
.Much water haa run under the1
bridges of her beloved Thames since
Mary Elizabeth Braddon laboriously
wrote her first story by its banks at>
Ohiswick in a child's round hand'
and between pencilled lines. The'
love of ihe pen was in the. little one's,
blood; for her father, a London soli-:
citor, had made "Rough Robin" fam-;
otis in the world of sportsmen, and'
her mother was saturated with a passion for literature. And ao Mary,
Elizabeth took to writing aa naturally,
as a duck to the water,
Aa a schoolgirl, with her home still
by the Thames at Barnes, she waa always scribbling in her exercise books;
and, under the eyes of her teachers,,
she furtively pencilled quite a long
story, "The Old Armchair," which
made her iamous among her schoolfellows. But alas I for-years she could
not thaw the hard hearts of the editors. All the literary doves she sent
out to them came hack to her ark
with the exasperating regularity of
clookwork.
One day, however, when she waa
emancipated from the schoolroom,,
she. awoke to find a letter awaiting
her which revolutionized her world.
It was from a,Beverley printer, who
had seen a sketch' by her in a Yorkshire paper, and 'who offered her the
sum of $50 to write a story for him,
which should "combine the humor
oi Dickens with the plot-construction
oi G. W. M. Reynolds." It was a
large order and a small guerdon, but'
the girl was transported with delight.
Before sho wa: many days older
she had transported herself and her
mother, to a Beverley farmhouse, and
was reeling off tiie masterpiece ot
Dickens cum Reynolds at a thousand
words an hour, weaving her plot as
she rode about tho Yorkshire lanesl
She boldly christened her story,
"Three Times Dead; or The Secret ol
the Heath"; and it was a very proud
moment in her life when Bhe handed
the last sheets of the manuscript to
the printer's boy. The book certainly
did not make the printer's fortune,
but renamed "The Trail ol the Serpent," it had a new and vigorous louse
of life.
Still tame refused to knock at her
door, but not for long. A little later
Mr. Maxwell, a publisher, projected'
a new magazine, the great feature of
which was to be a serial ior a iamous
writer. To his dismay, however, the
serial, which had been extensively
advertised, was not forthcoming at the
proper time. Mr. Maxwell was in
despair, until a letter came, signed
"M. E. Braddon," offering to write
a serial. "Too late," was his answer
to the young authoress when she 'called on him. "But what is the latest
day you can give me?" she persisted.
"Well," said Mr. Maxwell, "if the
manuscript of the opening chapters
ia on my breakfast-table to-morrow
morning that would be in time."
Next morning Mr. Muxwell found
the first chapters ol "Lady Audley's
Secret" among his correspondence;
his venture wub saved, und Miss Brad-,
don wns on the high road to fame and
fortune. 8uch wns the romantic genesis of one of the most popular books
ever wr.ten.
Then followed  in quick succession
"Aurora Floyd," "Eleanor's Victory,"
1 and "Henry   Dunbar,"   all   eagerly
I welcomed by thousands of admiring
i readers; and Miss Braddon took her
j place, which she has ever since ro-
| tuincd, in the foremost rank of the
i writers of fiction.   Since tht!B0 early
: triumphs there hus been scarcely  a
j year when she hns not given the world
ut least one ot her fascinating novels;
in some yeurs she has published two
anil in others three; until her liction-
chililri'ti now number more than her
own years.
And Miss Braddon's life has' been
as happy as it lias boon busy;"'For.,
nearly lorty yenrs her home has been
in a fine old Georgian housi;" once'
the abode of the Bishop of .Lichfield,
nt Richmond—lor nothing can w.'nit
her Irom the river sho loves «o well.
Here, surrounded hy her birds und
(logs, and her wonderful collection of
china and books, she has led. art,
ideal life, writing her books in the
{iciicc of her beautiful garden or in
icr Btudy, entertaining lu-r friends
with u charming hospitality, and devoted te her home und Iter three sons,
all ol whom huve made a name in
the world of letters.
In her younger days she might be
seen almost every morning cantering
in Richmond Park on Kaiser, her
while-looted bay, her eyes sparkling
and face flushed with health und exercise; and even to-day there are lew
horsewomen in England more graceful
or expert. Por the rest, she spends
her leisure in gardening, music, and
study, ol all ol which she is passionately loud. A simple, gracious life,
spent in womanly ways remote from
the glare of the limelight—that is
what Miss Braddon loves, and it is
this that has preserved her youth anil
powers unimpaired into the 'seventies.
As for her methods of work, sho
carefully maps out her books lo the
smallest details before putting pen to
paper: then, with her writing-pad on
her knees, she fills sheet alter sh<*ot
with her small handwriting, clear as
print, with a wonderful rapidity, nov-
er pausing for a word and rarely
making a onrrejtion. Prom n thousand te fifteen hundred worils on hour
Is her normni rate ol production. Slu
Slops work nt luncheon-time. THE
REPORTER,   J<EW   MICHEL,   BRITISH, CfoLUMBt A.
Woman'sWorld
GLORIES OF MARBLE HOUSE,
8uffragint Audiences See Mm. Bel-
mont'a Newport Mnnnion,
From all parts of tbe country came
the suffragist faithful, architects and
I art lovers to attend the lectures given
| recently ut Mrs. 0. H. P. Belmont's
! palatial Newport mansion. Interest
I was doubtless rife lo tbe cause of wo-
I man's rights upon tbese occasions, but
I curiosity to see tbe Interior of this
i beautiful home was the motive whlct
led many of tbe audience to part wltb
$."> In return for a card of admittance.
Murble House Is one of tbe show
houses of this country and faces on one
■Ide Bellevue avenue und on tbe othel
the famous Cliff walk. It was built by
tbe hue Richard M. Hunt, who also de-
signed The Breakers uud Belcourt," and
Is funious throughout tbe world as a
-work of art. Mrs. Belmont hue been
asked many times to permit Its lnte
rlor to be photographed, but bus nevet
consented and bas kept close guard
over tbe rare antiques she collected
when she made a trip around tht
world in ber late husband's yacht.
Tbe lectures, the first one by Dr
Anna Howard Shaw, president of the
"National Suffrage association, on "Whs
Women Should Vote." and tbe seconc
by Professor Charles Zneblln of Cbl
cago university on '■Woman's Place It
I'ubllc Life." were given In a large tent
erected on tbe luwn beneath tbe mar
ble terrace at the rear bf the mansion
Several hundred auditors were accora
modeled In this way. and tbe lecturers
•poke for about an hour, (iovernot
rotbler of Rhode Island Introduced
Professor Zneblln, and Mayor Boyle
acted In tbe same capacity tor Dr
Anna Shaw.
Mrs. Belmont occupied a seat on tht'
"platform at both lectures and mad<
THE TKaiiOa* AT aUHBLE BOUSE,
abort speeches on woman's suffrage
Suffragist literature was sold by younj
■girls at tables scattered over the lawn
Tbe lectures were given by Mrs. Bel
mont for the purpose of arousing Inter
est In tbe suffrage cause und In ordei
to raise funds for the suffragists. Al
the money received for entrance feet
waa turned over to tbe National Suf
frage association.
Por one bour before tbe lectures thi
lower floor of Marble House was opet
to the Inspection or ticket holders. The]
entered by the front door the largt
hallway, from wbleb tbe house take)
Ita name. It extends upward for rwt
atories and Is built throughout of yel
low African marble. 'Statuary ant
valuable bronzes stand about, ant
tbrottgb the marble arches and mass
Ive bronze doors In the rear one looki
out across tbe lawn and high hedgi
guarding It from the strollers on CUD
walk to the wide expanse of ocean.
On the right of the hall Is a Gotbh
museum, ssld to be tbe most beautifu
Gothic room In tbe world. It con
tains a collection df priceless antiques
wbleb Mrs. Belmont bas collect*
from churches, cathedrala and monas
terles In her travels abroad. Next tt
tbe museum Is a Louis XVI. drawlni
room, whlcb la used aa a ballroon
when the occasion requires. It t
bung wltb tapestries and valuabli
paintings, and over the fireplace a
one end Is a large clock, whlcb, llki
all others In the house, was especlall]
built for the room In which It stands.
An Immense dining room Is on thi
left of tbe hall. Tbe carpet for thli
room waa especially woven, and thi
figures in the border are worked ou
In threads of pure copper. Tbe chain
are of solid bronze, ami the wholt.
room Is paneled, the color scheme be
Ing a dark, rich red. Beblnd the din
Ing room Is a library, which Is stylet
tbe morning room. Blue Is tbe colot
followed here, nnd a view of the ocent
may be had from Its windows. Tin
walla are lined from floor to celllni
with valuable editions of books, ant
there Is also a handsome collection «
rare bindings.
Outside at the rear of the bouse
which Is pure Grecian In style, i
while marble terrace stretches awn]
100 feet to the balustrade at the edgi
of the lawn. Tbls Is surrounded oi
eaoh aide by a thick grove ot trees
giving absolute seclusion from tin
nnlillc eve to Marble Hon«_   	
SIMON BOLIVAR.
Storm/ Career of the Man For Whom
Bollvfa Is Named.
Bolivia, the South American country, gets its name irom Simon Bolivar,
The land has had as stormy a history as did the liberator who assisted in making it a republic in 1825.
Bolivar had been writing his name
large in South American History for a
long time before that date, however,
earning for himself the title o£ the
"Washington of South America." Simon Bolivar was born in Caracas,
Venezuela, in 1783 oi a noble and
wealthy family. He studied law in
Spain, traveled much in Europe, married and returned to his native country. In 1809 he visited the United
States on his return from another
journey to Europe. It was at this
time that he became an enthusiastic
admirer oi republics and made up his
mind to free Venezuela from Spanish
despotism. From that time on war
was his portion.
In 1813 he entered Coracas as conqueror, was hailed ub the liberator of
his country by the people and made
absolute dictator in civil und military
affairs. He met with reverses, however, at the hands of the Spaniards,
and it was during a period of defeat
on the continent that he convoked a
congress in Haiti, instituted a government und abolished slavery there.
That was in 1816. Thereafter he was
successful against the Spaniards in
South America, and in 1819 at Angostura, Venezuela, he was chosen president with the power of dictator. When
Now Granada united with Venezuela
he wns made the first President. By
1822 the new republic was completely
cleared of royalist troops.
Bolivar wbb summoned the same
year to help the Peruvians  and in
1824 was named dictator oi Peru.  By
1825 the Spaniards were driven out
of Peru also, and Bolivar, calling a
congress at Lima, formally resigned
the dictatorships. Soon after that the
Bouthern part of Pe!ru was erected into a separate state and named Bolivia,
and he could have been dictator for
life. However, troubles in Colbmbia
kept him busy. Venezuela broke away
from the rest of Colombia in 1829.'
Bolivar was denounced for his ambition, and he.was virtually forced to
retire to Cartagena.   He died in 1830.
Ths Gift of Prowling.
Prowling, according to a magazine
writer, is not exactly strolling, for
strolling practicolly assumes an abso-
lute and utter lack of purpose. On the
other hand, prowling differs from anything that implies sightseeing; tor
while it has a subconscious purpose,
there is nothing brisk or businesslike
or suggestive oi duty ubout it.
To prowl, in fuct, is to go forth into
the highways snd byways of any interesting place, either in the city or
in the country, in a perfectly irresponsible fashion, with one's mind in
a state of genial receptivity, but not
of acute acquisitiveness; with a readiness to enjoy every possible impression of life in all its phases; not exactly an alertness, but with a bland
and friendly openmindedness that
never loses sight of anything.
The person who is capable of prowl-
ing, in this special and technical
sense oi the word, must have a touch
of the Bohemian in him. He must
be able to take things as they come,
to extract the last drop of humor
from every possible occurrence, to
have no large ideas oi his own importance, to be tolerant and wholly
tree irom priggishness, and to see the
amusing and interesting side oi even
the insignificant.
The giit ol prowling is perhaps most
truly valuable to the traveler in foreign lands. Any one can go about
and see the ordinary sights. Any one
can read his Baedeker and absorb
Irom other sources the second-hand
emotions oi those who have gone before him. But it is only the exceptional person who can adequately and
intelligently prowl.
Morgan's Expensive Paint.
Silas Morgan, a iarmer living on
Whidby Island, Wash., recently dug
up over a score quart cans, each containing a red, sticky substance, possessing a sweet smell. Thinking the
find'was paint, the old man decorated hiB three-room cottage. That
night a shower washed away every
trace of the fresh paint and Morgan
took what remained in one can to
his druggist. The pharmacist discovered the substance to be pure
opium worth close to $300 per can.
The old fanner nearly collapsed
when he thought oi the 29 cans oi
the opium he had daubed upon tho
rough boards ol his shanty. Through
his ignorance oi the drug he had
wasted nearly $9,000 worth.
The opium was probably cached in
years gone by by smugglers operating
between Puget Bound points and Victoria, B.C. The smugglers often
packed opium in quart cans, and
many a smuggler's fighter passed examination by officers on the ground
that the cans contained fruit.
Where Inspiration Sits.
Mrs. Quilluser came tiptoeing solt-
ly into her husband's study, rested
a hand lightly on his shoulder, and
peered over at the sheal ol half-written sheets on his desk.
"What are you working on now,
dearest?" she asked gently.
"On Mary's mittens," he answered,
pleasantly, but without looking up.
Mrs. Quilluser studied a moment,
as il planning. "Dearest, Willie needs
a pair ot shoes more than Mary does
the mittens. I have already promised
them to the poor boy. Hadn't you
better work on Willie's shoes first,
dear?"
"All right, Nellie, all right," he replied, kindly, turning his eyea up into
Nellie's great patient ones.
Then he pushed back "An Ode to
the Dancing Loaves," and cheerfully
began to write a Sunday special on
"A New Substitute for Coal.
Hit Trouble.
"What brought you here, my poor
man?" inquired the prison visitor.
"Well, lady,'-replied the prisoner,
"I guess my trouble started irom at-
tondin' too many weddln's.'V
"Ah I You learned to drink there,
or steal perhaps?"
"No, lady. I was always the bridegroom."
A SC3AP BOOK.
Te Be Useful It Must Be Arranged
With System.
The scrap book habit, provided it is
not carried to excess, is invaluable.
For reference nothing takes its place,
as it has an advantage over other
compilations of information that it is
usually termed along lines that peculiarly appeal to the owner..
A scrap book to be useful must be
arranged with system. A hodge-podge
of information defeats the purpose of
the book. It is well to have smaller
books than are usually used both because a scrap book iB more valuable
if it treats of but one class of subjects.
Be careful in selecting a scrap book
that. it opens out flat and is well
bound. It is a mistake te get one
with a flimsy cover or poor paper that
crinkles with pasting. Many books
ready mucilagcd can now be bought,
but these are more expensive than
ordinary kinds and sometimes fails to
stick.
A good photographer'B paste is the
best medium; mucilage is sticky and
not lasting und flour paste sours.
Have a broad brush to apply the
paste and put it on thinly enough
not to get lumpy.
There will be less danger of pages
sticking together if, alter a clipping
is pasted in, a thick paper or piece of
muslin is put over it and pressed with
a moderately hot iron. This" makes
the pages look neater and flatter.
Even where a book is devoted to
one class oi subjects the clippings
should be grouped in subdivisions,
and an index should be placed in the
front of the book. Ii the scrap book
is not alphabeted nnd paged, it should
be done by hand. The alphabeting
may be omitted, but the paging never.
It saves much time in making a
Bcrap book ii each clipping is cure-
fully trimmed as it is cut out. It
should be pasted at once; to let it
lie around ior some convenient time
means to lose it possibly or to have
the edges C'rt so ihat it is doubly
hard to paste. .
There anould be a censorship of
clippings though it is self imposed.
It is not worth while to cumber the
book with information which has no
definite value or is oi only passing interest. To cut out everything one
reads that attracts ior the moment is
to cumber oneseli with clippings
valueless by their number.
Ants That Fight Spiders.
Few more wonderful adaptations
are seen .'n the whole round oi nature' than the webs spiders spin to
entrap the wary ant. They are not
high hung, lacy .affairs, caressing
every breeze, but low set silken tubes
stretched in the grass,, the crevices
of rock or about tree roots. Ante ol
every size creep heedlessly into them.
The spiders eat them with relish, hut
occasionally u very little spider and
a very big ant engage in a duel to
the death II the spider can bite,
the ant can sting and does it with a
right good will. The spider doeB not
try to get rid oi such an ant as he
does oi a wasp or been too strong to
be safely attacked. Such an insect,
which threatens destruction to the
web, Js olten cut out of it by the web
builders. The entangling cables are
not loosed, but the wab rays neatly
snipped in two. first those underneath
and at the very last the highest filo-
ment. Often the letting go of Buch
a captive means destruction to half
the nest. But some spiders are wiser
than some people. They know not
merely when they have enough, but
when they have too much.
Moonlight, and Clear Skies.
It is well established that the
moon's aerial envelope must be extremely thin, ii it exists tat all, and
consequently the heat received by the
lunar surface irom the sun must
escape into the outer space almost as
rapidly as it is received. It follows,
therefore, that at the end of the long
lunar night the temperature ol its
darkened surface must fall 200 degrees, or more below zero, while, its
surface when illuminated by the sun
must be ice co'd. Our most delicate
thermometers exposed to the radiation oi a lull moon fail to show any
appreciable rise of temperature.
Nevertheless there is reason to infer
that the radiant heat irom our satellite is sufficient to dissipate-to some
degree the higher and thinner cloud
forms ol the earth, so that scientists
hold that there is some confirmation
oi the popular belief that moonlight
clears the skies.
Queer Courting.
All the courting is done by the women of Ukraine, Russia. When a
girl falls in love with a man she goes
to his house and tells bim the state
of her feelings. If her affections are
reciprocated a marriage is arranged.
If, however, Barkis is not willin' she
remains in the house, hoping to
coax him ir*a> regarding her suit with
fuvor. The poor fellow cannot treat
her with discourtesy or turn her out,
lor her friends would be sure to
avenge the insult. II he is really
determined that he won't have her
his best plan is to leave his home and
stay away as long as she remains in
it. Thus a man may be turned out
of house and home.
A Wonder.
A baseball player had two fingers of
his right hand pretty badly bunged
up in practice, and op his way home
from the grounds he dropped into u
doctor's office to huve them attended
to.
"Doctor," he asked anxiously as he
was leaving, "when this paw of mine
heals will I be able to play the
piano?"
"Certainly you will," the doctor assured him.
"Well, then, you're a wonder, doc.
I never could before."
SBTOBHUESSrS XDITOOii MAN.
Mr. Archer Baker Represents C.P.R,
Across the Big Pond.
-Sot all Canadians are aware of the
: magnitude of the   business   done in
' Europe  by Canadian financial   con-
' cerns—banks,    railways,    etc.     The
i London office of the C.P.R., for exnm-
! pie, is a very bustling place indeed,
I and it is interesting to note how this
| company's business has expanded in
| twenty-four years, and to leurn some-
I thing of the man who overlooks it.
I    In 1886 Mr. Archer Baker, then gen-
! eral superintendent   of   the   eastern
] division of the C.P.R., was sent   to
England to open up business for the
I road   in Great Britain   and Europe.
I An office was rented in Liverpool, and
its staff consisted of one clerk and an
i office boy.   Now Mr. Baker is Euro-
i pean munnger of the company, which
! has its own Atlantic steamers run-
I ning from Liverpool, Antwerp, Bris-
I tol and London   to Canadian   ports.
' He is chief oi   a palatial   estublish-
I ment   in Trafulgnr Square,   London,
with   un army  of clerks, and   lieadV
quarters for un organization of 2,000
offices and agencies all over the British Isles and Europe.   Mr. Baker was
born in the English city ol York in
1845, and commenced railroad   work
in London in 1860.   But a short experience there satisfied him, and he
resolved to try hiB fortune in Canada.
As te how be prospered we may take
his own words, us they are quoted
by a writer in The Idler:
"I borrowed the money to pay my
second-class passage; I promptly
sailed from Liverpool in the paddle
steamer Scotia ior New York. From
that place I made try way to Montreal, finding the ice just broken tip
in the St. Lawrence, the only means
of transit irom the south being by
ferry, which I took, tip to this point
I had cfung faithfully to the symbol
oi civilization, as exemplified in the
ordinary top hat, which I quickly discarded, finding; it somewhat unsuited
to the only occupation which presented itself at the moment—a job where,
lor $16 a month, I had to be jhandy
man' in general, sweeping out the
store and cleaning the windows being
two oi the lightest of my tasks. Inside of a year, 1864, I was fortunate
enough to obtain a position In the
Allan Steamship Co., where I remained until 1869. During this time there
was the attempted invasion oi Canada
by the Fenians and the trial oi the
St. Albans raiders; the latter, a party
oi Southerners who raided the St.
Albans Bank, fled to Canada, ahd
were subsequently arrested and
brought to trial. My duties took mc
te Portland, Maine, U.S.A., in the
winter, which the Allan steamers
made their port of call during that
period of the year. At that time, 1862
to 1866, the Civil War was in progress.
I was there when it finished, at the
time of President Lincoln's assassination, and had the pleasure df meeting many oi the' prominent men ol
the day, Generals Grant and Sherman, Oliver Wendell Holmes, and
others; and had the good fortune to
hear Charles Dickens give his last
readings in America. I have reason
to. remember the Civil War, because
I found it necessary at Montreal to
get my certificate of nationality signed by the then Governor-General,
Lord Monck, to avoid the conscription, which was draiping the best of
the young men of the country away
to take part in the struggle."
In 1870 he returned to Canada and
became superintendent's clerk on the
Brockville and Ontario Railway. In
1878 he had risen to. the position, ol
general manager ol this road and of
the Canada Central Railway. In 1381
he went to the C.P.R. as eastern superintendent, with the result already
Btated.
DANGERS OF THE MARATHON.
A Mean Trick.
Mr. S.—Toddler is a mean man;
that's what Toddler is.
Mrs. 8.—Why. whatever has he
done to you?
Mr. 8.—Bet me $25 that I could
not hit a barn door with a revolver
at five paces; taunted me into betting him, got me to put up the
money, measured off the five paces
in the presence ol a lot of witnesses,
gavo me a rovolver loaded and then
let up the door edgewiso.
A Roof-Top Dog.
There is a dog in the city of Toronto that lives on a roof. The roof
is two storeys above the ground.
When he wants to get any exercise he
just steps out of his window, which
is on the third storey of a certain
building on Yonge street, close to the
corner ol King and Yonge streets, and
takes a walk across the root pf the
next building, which happens to be
only two storeys high.
It so happens that the people who
own this dog occupy the 'rooms on
the top storey above a candy store,
and a billiard parlor. Up there they
cook their meals, wash und iron, and
sleep. In fact, it is home for them,
and home for the dog. The trouble
is that they can't very well take him
out for a walk at the adjacent corner, because it is not a healthy place
for dogs owing to street cars and bicycles and other troublesome things
that were made) without any reference to dogs at all. So this dog seldom gets out. Once in a while he
is led down the two flights of stairs
to the ground floor and taken out Ior
a walk, but that is usually on Bun-
days. Other times when he wants
the air he climbs out the window on
to the roof and parades around in
solitary glory among the chimney
pots.
From his roof garden he is able to
see down into the backs ot shops
where the packing cases are put and
whence the waste paper oi the stores
is taken by tho garbage men. He can
see also the back windows of a billiard parlor. He stays out quite a
length of time some days, and seems
to enjoy the situation without the
slightest annoyance from vertigo
when he looks over the edge of his
Sromenade.   All   he. wants   is  more
ogs; he's fond of company.
Absentmlnded Traveler.
A well-known Toronto cigar traveler, one of the best known in the trade,
got on a Belt line car, Toronto, and
on paying his fare asked lor a transfer to a Bloor west car.   At the corner
of Spadiiiii and  Bloor he folded his
paper and got off the car via the front
door.    At the time he was thinking
ol something else and having got off
| the cur in the Iront he walked to the
i rear and got on again.
I    As soon us he wus seated he un-
I folded his paper   again   and   began
l reading.   By the time the car got to
St. George street the conductor came
around and having   looked   at   the
transfer   relused   to   take   it.    Ihe
traveler was up in the air, with the
I conductor,  and  with the rail nay  in
I general, until he found cut bit err r
I and meekly got cfi.
A Craze   Which   Is Working   Much
Harm to Oit Boys.
"Who is fit to run a Marathon?"
inquired a newspaper head-line that I
' saw recently, writes John H. Girdner,
■M.D., in Muhsey's.
The answer is; "Nobody." No hu-
I man heart can be trained to a condition thot will permit its owner to
' run 26 miles at top speed without exposing him to the danger of collapse
and sudden death, i«\ without bringing about conditions which favor the
development of disease in later life.
From the moment when we draw
our first breath at birth until we
draw our last breath at death, the
heart has to pump the blood throughout the body. It must do so day and
night, year in and year out, Sundays
and holidays, with never a let-up. I
know of nothing else, in the world
that works without ever getting a
day off, a few hours off, or a few
minutes off, except the heart; and
yet, with the possible exception of the
stomach, no organ in the body is so
badly treated.
A German proverb says that a willing horse is driven the hardest; this
Ib certainly true of the heart. Every
time we get angry) laugh inordinately, take stimulating food or drink,
run to catch a car, get deeply in
love, and do ever so many other
things, it nil lands on the poor old
heart. That indispensable organ fulfils St. Paul's definition of charity-
it suffers long and is kind; but there
is one thing thut it cannot stand—a
Marathon race.
The law would not permit any one
to drive a horse 26 miles at top
speed; or, if it' did, the horse would
collapse long before the finish. Now,
in the matter ol food, drink, and
other things; S horse leads the simple life. It also haB another great
advantage over man, in the fact that
its body, is horizontal while man's
body is perpendicular. It is much
easier for a heart to pump all the
blood horizontally, than to force half
of it directly upward, as is the case
in man. 1,:
A distinguished colleague recently
remarked that any one who, for the
sake of a few dollars, a cup, or a
day's newspaper notoriety, exposes
himself to the dangers of a Marathon
race, des'.rveo np sympathy, whatever muy happen to him. Doubtless
many will share this sentiment; but
the trouble does not end with those
who actually enter the races.1 The
Marathon craze has spread all over
the country. It has taken possession
of our boys. and young men, and
many are injuring their health in
efforts tc train for future Marathon
glory.
No Longer Popular.
, "The padded out shoulders that
have been characteristic ol the ready-
to-wear clothing," says an illustrator,
"went into the discard weeks ago and
now they are supplying the inspiration for the comics. In the same way
the man with thick muscles and biceps is,no longer in demand among
the men who make the pictures ior
.the young girl's books. He's a back
number of the most decided type. .
"The popular figure is slim all the
way up. It is not narrow shouldered.
but of the measurement that the tailors call natural, which means that the
shoulders seem little broader than
they really are.,.There is no padding
in a coat, but the least bit oi lining
that carries the shoulder a little out.
"Such is the shoulder .style oi the
present year. The hulk that looked
like a champagne bottle turned upside
down is a thing of the past. Even on
the benches this summer the new
medium shouldered man is the real
thing in masculine beauty.
"The broad-shouldered idol oi former years seems to realize this, ior
he attempts to make himself look
narrower by the cut oi his bathing
suit, letting the jersey run out to the.
arms."
CURSE FOUOWS JEWEL
ABDUL HAMID LAST VICTIM OF
HOPE DIAMOND. "
Famous Gem Which Belonged to ths
Hope Family Has. Brought Trouble
Since the Seventeenth Century and
. Is Still at It-Was Brought From
India and Belonged to the Hopes
Until About 1894.
Will the hoodoo attached to the
iamous blue Hope diamond never
come to an end? The latest victim
is the ex-Sultan oi Turkey, Abdul
Hamid. Less than A year ago he
bought the diamond and a lew
months afterward he lost his throne
and came perilously near iorieiting
his life.
This last incident gives the gem a
record of two dynasties destroyed in
which its spell was interwoven—that
of Abdul Hamid and that pi the old
French monarchy. Marie Antoinette
wore it gleaming on her white neck
not many months beiore the guillotine fell upon its slenderness. Between the fall oi the old regime ami
Another David.
Beiore David Belasco had reached
the top rung in the theatrical ladder
—in -fact, when his foot was on the
first step and he was a small and
obscure play producer in San Francisco—he was one. time .rehearsing a
melodrama at the old Alcazar theatre.
The play contained a few Biblical
lines, and the rest was stirring western drama. The company rehearsing
was none too intelligent and none too
familiar with the great literary works
of history. Melodrama was about all
some of them understood. When the
hero flume to the quotation from the
Bible he looked a little puzzled and
turned to a companion to ask who
wrote thot part with the quotation
marks around it.
"Oh, David I" replied the other
actoi.
"Well, Belasco always waa a rotten writer," exclaimed the hero, with
disgust. "Somebody ought to stop
him."
'.'Who'll Buy My Lavender?"
When lavender pillows are put in a
sunny apartment they ere charming,
and the more they are shaken up the
more fragrant they become.
Lavender was called by the Romans
lavundula. At culting-time people
travel from long distances to inhale
the fragrance ol the fields.
In the eighteenth century lavender-
water was the principal perfume oi
the ladies of that period. Then the
fashion changed. Chemically-prepared
perfumes imported from the continent became the mode, and "sweet"
lavender-water became almost unknown, except in country cottages. A
lady who still cultivated the plant
and manufactured the scent wrote to
Queen Victoria asking Her Majesty to
use her great influence to restore this
old English perfume to popularity,
and she; acquiesced.
The Child Viewpoint.
Here are two Sunday school stories;
"Why did Lot's wile look back?" a
minister asked one day in the address at the children's Bervice. Up
went a littl" girl's hand, "Please, she
lost her 'at."
Excellent was the reply oi another
little girl when the class was being
questioned on the story oi the prodigal son. "Now, were they very glad
to see him? What did they do to
show how glad they were?" "They
bat) a party."
LOUD FBANCIS HOPE.
that of the Sultan it has left a, trail
ol madness, murder, suioides, bankruptcy and misfortune.
Its attested history begins in the
middle of the 17th century, when
Andreas Tavernier, a French, traveler and merchant, bought or, stole it
in India, where it bad been, part of
a temple treasure, and brought it to
France. Tavernier sold it to Louis
XIV. Sooh afterward he waa torn to
pieces by wild dogs in Spain.
Its successive owners and their
fates were as follows: Marquise de
Montespan, lost his influence With
King Louis; Finance Minister Jou-
quct, guillotined; Marie Antoinette,
guillotined; Princess de Lamballes,
torn to pieces by mob; Hendick Fals,
committed suicide; Frances Beaulieu,
starved to death in London.
Daniel Eliason, an English broker,
bought it from the dying Beaulieu.
It soon became known that the crown
jewel had reappeared, but, strangely
enough, the French Government refused to make any effort to recover
it.
Eliason sold the stone to an English banker, Henry Thomas Hope,
frandfather ol uie present Lord
rancis Hope. Almost from the flrst
succession ot family misfortunes
came. His son died, and when the
old man passed away the gem went
into the hands of tbe Wild grandson
whose marriage with May Yohe, tho
actress, in 1894, waa one ol the sensations oi American and English society.. Soon after he became heir
his wife eloped with Putnam Bradlee Strong, and the scandal was immense. Lord Francis was fast running to Uie verge ol bankruptcy. At
last he reached there. Then the court
relented and allowed Hope to sell the
diamond.
At once the spell seemed removed
irom Hope. 'He secured his divorce
irom May Yobe,   his  finances  im-
{iroved, he married a charming Eng-
ish girl, and now, reformed, has an
heir to the title and the estates, irom
which a ban seems to have been removed.
Almost at once it was sold to Simon
Frankel oi New York. From this,
time on the hoodoo in the diamond
seems to have spared neither high
nor low. Frankel bought it in 1001,
believing he would have little trouble in disposing oi it to some millionaire. No one would buy it. There
came a blight over financial difficulties, In 1908 it was sold to a French
broker, Jacques Colot, lor $300,000,
and with its passing the firm of
Frankel revived.
Colot sold it to the Russian prince,
Ivan Kanitovski. He loaned it loan actress who was shot by her lover,
and the prince himself was stabbed
by Nihilists. To complete the cycle
Colot, the broker, went insane and
killed himself within a week alter
these tragic happenings.
To these series oi tragedies, incredible as they seem, more were to
come. Abdul Hamid secured possession of the jewel, through a Greek
jeweler, Simon Montharides. Mon-
tharides, driving with his wile and"
two children, was thrown over a precipice, and all were killed.
The Sultan had given it to Abu
Rabir, a jeweler, to be polished. Abu
Sabir broke a valuable pearl and
was bastinadoed to the point of
death and thrown into a dungeon,
irom which he waa rescued by the
Young Turks.
It was found that even the keeper
oi the jewel vault had been strangled
beside the door. Kulub Bey, to
whom the Sultan afterward committed the stone, was one ot those hanged in the streets by the Turkish mob.
Canadian Honored.
Dr. Eugene Haanel, director of
mines, Ottawa, has been chosen president of the American Peat' Society,
now in session at the Massachusetts
Institute oi Technology, Boston, it>
recosnilion Of his systematic inv'.'ti-
gation of the peat bogs oi Canada. THE   REPORTER,   NEW   MICHEL,   BRITISH. COLUMBIA.
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READ WHAT HE
OWE8 TO
Mr, R. C. Bhutan, a prominent Salvation Army worker, who occupies tbe
proud position of Deputy Band Master
at the Temple, Toronto, bears testimony to the the great healing power
of Zam-Buk balm.   Ha aaya :—
" Pimples anal sores broke ont nil over
my face and neck and notwithstanding nil
I did to try nnd cure them they spread. In
places the skia was inflamed over big
patches and caused me great pain nnd
inconvenience. I waa advised to try Zam-
Buk and for several days I applied it to the
sores anointing it often with the healing
balm. It wen Mean to Moth the pain, nnd
in n ikort time Inn lores ceased to be to
angry and painfal I With perseverance Zam-
Buk healed the sores completely nnd made
my skin aa smooth nnd clear as possible.
1 strongly recommend Zam-Buk to nil wbo
sutler irom unsightly skin troubles, sorts,
ulcers, etc   It is a wonderful healer I"
Zam-Buk cures edema, Itch, blood
poison, lettering, chronic aad suppurating tores, burnt, cult, barber's rash, fistula
andnll skin injuria and diseases. It isalto a
specific for piles. All druggists and stores
50c. a box or 3 for $1.25. Seed ic. ttatnp
to Zam-Buk Co., Toronto lor sample bot,
THE PRAIRIE WOMAN.
One hand upheld to shield her eyea.
She gases far into the West,
Where rosily the daylight dies
And singing breeses croon of rest.
The stillness oi the prairie lands
Creeps in across the'endless miles,
And statuelike the woman stands'
And dreams,  perchance,  of  other
whiles.
The plains, aa level as a sea,
With wind-blown billows dip and
rise;
No wide outspreading, friendly tree
Shows anywhere beneath the skies.
No good t broad highway skirts  ths
yard,
No neighbor Ib within her call;.
Her fortune some would tell us hard,
Yet she—she minds it not at all.
What dreams come to her ol the days
When she moved in a world ol life,
Of fashions,   shops,   and   teas and
plays
And petty joy and petty strile?
No dreams that are not overborne
By this vast vision that is hers
Of prairie land that night and morn
With   newer   being  breathes   and
stirs'.    .
0, prairie woman! Brave and lone,
You are the boldest pioneer.
Ood send you come into your own
And reap   reward' oi   peace   and
cheer.
•      a      •      a      •      •
One hand upheld to shield her eyea
She gazes iar into the West,
Where rosily the daylight dies
And singing breeses croon oi rest.
—W. D. Nesbit in Canada West.
WANTED TO BE SURE.
Real Optimism
Trouble's gone a-scootin'
An' the goose is hangin' high—
Aint a-wantin' nothin'
'Cept another piece 0' pie.
—Buffalo News.
Minard'a Liniment relieves Neuralgia.
Let well enough alone, don't try to
find out what people really' think of
you. , *
"Does your typewriter' 'need repairs?" asked the meandering tinker
jib he entered the office.
"It would seem so/' replied the employer. "She has just gone across the
street to consult a dentist."
intra IS mors catarrn in tnia section of the country
■hsu an oiher diseases put tojcetber, and until tbe last
few yeara was supposed to be Incurable.  For a gnat
eclence has proven .
test, and therefore requires constitutional treatment,
lull's Catarrh Cure, manufactured by F. J. Cheney
_ Co.. Toledo. Ohio. Is the only Constitutional cure on
the market. It Is laden Internally in doses trom It
drops to a teaspoonful. It acta directly on the biota)
and mucous surfaces of tho system. They oner ons
hundred dollars for any ease It falls to cure. Send
fur circulars and teatlmonlala.
Address: F. I. CHENEY a CO.. Toledo. Ohio.
Bold by Driitelsta. T5e.
Take B-UIV Family Pius tor constipation.
Her father (sternly)—"Qeneveive,
you are engaged to some, young man."
Herself— Oh, father, how did you
discover my secret?"
Her father—"The gas bill for last
■quarter is suspiciously small."
A WINDSOR LADY'S APPEAL
To All Women: I will send free,
with full instructions, my home treatment which positively cures Leucor-
rhoea, Ulceration, Displacements,
Falling of the Womb, Painful or Irregular Periods, Uterine and Ovarian
Tumors or Growths, also Hot Flushes,
Nervousness, Melancholy, Pains in
the Head, Back or Bowels, Kidney
and Bladder Troubles, where caused
by weakness peculiar to our sex.
You can continue treatment at home
nt a cost ol only about 12 cents a
week. My book, "Woman's Own Medical Adviser," nlso sent free on request. Write to-day. Address, Mrs.
M. Summers, Box H. 77, Windsor,
Ont.
Senator Melvin-Jones Wouldn't Take
Mayoralty on a Fluke.
The man who stands ioremost as
the greatest living authority on the
agricultural implement business in
Canada, both in the manufacture and
marketing of the products, is Hon.
Lyman Melvin-Jones, president and
/ general manager of the Maasey-Harris
Co. The commander ot this gigantic
industrial corporation began his
career as a traveling agent ior the
Harris Co. at Brantford. He knows
the implement business Irom the
moulding shop to the finished machine. His principal invention is
perhaps the open-end binder, which
enables a machine to cut any length
ot straw. Mr. Jones was more intent
upon the success of his invention
than he was in the pursuit of money.
It is generally conceded that, had he
applied for a patent at the time, it
would have made of him a millionaire many times over, for makers all
over the world copied the invention
and stole the fruits of his genius.
In 1879 Mr. Jones went to Winnipeg
to manage the Western business ol
the Harris Co. ol Brantford. He remained in the prairie capital ten
years, becoming an alderman and
later mayor. The flrst time that he
ran for ofllce he was elected by a
majority ol one vote. His opponent
demanded a recount, which was held
beiore a judge, who declared Mr.
Jones the choice oi the citizens by a
single ballot, over which there was
some doubt.
"Are you periectly certain that I
have a clear majority?" asked Mr.
Jones.
"No! I am not absolutely sure on
that point," responded the court,
"but I believe the intention oi the
voter was to mark his ballot in your
favor, and this is the reason I have
for declaring you elected."
"Well, I will not accept tho seat
unless I have a majority that is beyond doubt," rejoined Mr. Jones, and
he resigned. A new election was held,
and his friends, admiring his firm,
manly stand, returned him to the
mayoralty by a majority so large that
there was no longer any doubt as to
who was the choice of the people.
One day a friend met him and asked
him candidly why he had not accepted the verdict oi the judge.
"My liie wouid not be worth living," observed the new chiei magistrate. "Every man in Winnipeg
would be coming along and asserting
that he was the follow who gave me
the one vote which put me in office. I
could not stand that."
REBUILDING THE
WHOLE BODY
That is the Constant Busi-
, ness of the Blood
It takes a mighty smart man to
know enough to conceal what he
doesn't know.
Minard's Liniment Cures Burns, Etc.
"What will be your chiei aim now
you are in parliament?" asked the interviewer.
"To stay there," answered the laconic young statesman.
Good advice is the kind yon remember too late that you forget to take.
Conscience is something those who
need it haven't good.
- DODDS V
IKIDNEY^
k. PIUS 4
VL kidney/-    (
W. N. U., No. 766
And That is Why a Blood Making Tonic Will Make the
Body Well and Keep it So.
Pure, red blood is the vital principal oi liie, for upon it the tissues oi
the body live. It goes practically to
every part of the body, carrying
nourishment and oxygen taking up
the wastes and so changing them that
they can be cast out of the body. As
our every act results in the breaking
down oi some ol the tissues and the
formation oi waste-materials the body
is in a constant state oi change. To
maintain health, strength and liie the
blood must be pure in order to replace
these tissues with plenty oi fresh
nourishment and rid the body oi its
waste material.
Men and women who are run down
will find Dr. Williams' Pink Pills the
best tonic for their condition because
these Pills are a certain blood-builder
and puriiier. They enable the. blood to
meet the unusual demands oi the body
and give perfect health. We oSer the
case oi Mrs. John Harman, oi Wel-
and, Ont., aa a proof oi the great
power oi Dr. Williams' Pink Pills over
disease. Mrs. Harman says:—"For
several years I lived a liie oi pain and
misery, and even now as, I recall that
illness it seems awiul to'contemplate.
The troubie began with weakness and
loss oi appetite. This was followed by
headaches and emaciation. At times
I had violent palpitation ol the heart
and shortness oi breath, finally I was
completely prostrated. I was bo haggard that my friends hardly knew me,
and I often.thought my last hour had
come. My sufferings would follow me
into the region of dreams with such
distinctness that often times I would
awaken shivering and shaking with
sobs, and scarcely able to realize that
I had been but dreaming. The best
efforts of three doctors at different
times failed to help me. Then I was
urged to try Dr. Williams' Pink Pills.
Within one month I felt a distinct
improvement and after using eleven
boxes I was again in the full possession oi health and strength. Several
years have now elapsed since thiB illness and as I have constantly enjoyed the best pf health I am warranted
in saying that the cure is permanent."
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills should be
used in all diseases caused by thin,
watery or impure blood, such as
anaemia, rheumatism, stomach trouble, the after effects of la grippe and
fevers, neuralgia, headaches and the
various ailments common to women
and growing girls. These Pills are
sold by all medicine dealers or sent
by mail at 60 cents a box or siX'boxes
for $2.50 by The Dr. Williams' Medicine Co., Brockville, Ont.
Owner of car—"Let me have my bill,
please. I've had some cheese and biscuits, and a glass of bitter. What has
the chauffeur had?"
Waiter—"Salmon trout, half a bottle oi Moselle, black coffee, and halt a
dozen cigars."
We believe MINARD'S LINIMENT
is the best:—
Mathius Foley, Oil City, Ont.
Joseph Snow, Norwny, Me.
Charles Whootcn, Mulgrave, N. 8.
Itev. R. 0. Armstrong, Mulgrave, N.S.
Pierre Landers, sr., Pokemouche, N.B.
Thomas Wasson, Sheffield, N. B.
To Boom Trade.
F. C. T. O'Hara, Deputy Minister of
Trade at Ottawa, has set the Department at work compiling an index of
Canadian manufacturers, exporters
and producers generally who sieaire
to extend their trade abroad. A circular is being sent to the members oi
all Boards ol Trade, Chambers ot
Commerce and trade associations, asking for a detailed list of articles manufactured or produced by each.        \
Nothing oi this kind has ever before been attempted iu Canada, and it
will entail great labor in the Department in indexing this information to'
make it readily available when required, but it is to be hoped that it.
con be made the basis of a permanent
list which will be immediately available at all times in the advancement
oi foreign trade and commerce oi
Canada.
When the information is furnished
the Department, all the Canadian
trade commissioners in the various
parts of the world will be notified immediately.
  i
Sydney's Big "Ad."
With nearly hall a hundred newspaper correspondents, representing
leading newspapers on the continent,
at Sydney, during the past lew days
awaiting the arrival oi the Roosevelt
from the Arctic waters, an enormous
amount of matter has been sent over
the wires to all civilized countries
about Peary and the North Pole discovery, Incidentally, it has been a
great advartisemont tor Sydney.—
Moncton Transcript.
Sir Mackentie Bowell.
It takes Sir Mackenzie Bowell to
knock the Osier theory into a cocked
hat. At seventy years oi age, he was
Premier of Canada, for several years
[alter that he led the loyal Opposition
in the Senate of Canada, and to-day,,
at eighty-six, he is as irisky as .1
three-year-old, and as lull ol snap at
a bunch of steel springs. He is of-
ihe kind thst has done much lor tin.'
making oi Canada—Calgary Herald..
Patience—"Hasn't Miss Oldun got
searching eyes?"
Patrice-^"Well, I don't wonder at it.
She's been looking ior a husband lor
twenty years."
WW AWAY ALL
MIR FEARS
BACKACHE, GRAVEL AND   RHEUMATISM   VANISH   BEFORE
DODD'S KIDNEY PILLS.   ,
Proved Once Again in the Cain of Mrs.
Fred Krieger, Who Suffered From
the Worst Forms of Kidney Disense.
Palmer Rapids, Ont. (Special.)—
The thousands oi Canadians who live
in daily terror oi those terrible forms
oi Kidney Disease known as Backache, Gravel and Rheumatism, will he
deeply interested in the story oi Mrs.
Fred Krieger, oi this place.
"I wns for yearB a great sufferer
from Kidney Disease, Gravel, Rheumatism and Backache," Mrs. Krieger
states. "It all started through a cold,
but I got bo my head ached, I was
nervous, my limbs were heavy, I had
a dragging sensation across my loins,
and I was totally unfit to do anything.
"Reading about wonderful cures by
Dodd's Kidney Pills led me to buy
some. After using a lew I found they
were doing me good ahd this encouraged me to continue their use. Eight
boxes made me well.
"I have been able to do my own
work ever since and today I am completely cured. Dodd's Kidney Pills
gave me health and I ieel like a new
woman."
Ii you keep your Kidneys strdng and
healthy you can never have Backache,
Rheumatism or Gravel. Dodd's Kidney Pills never iail to make the Kidneys strong and well.
Meanest Man on Earth
Irate barber to customer as he Beats
him in chan>-"You see that guy going out the door?"
Customer—"Yes.  What oi it?"
Barber—"Why* the scoundrel Bat in
my chair ior halt an hour, and never
told me he was deal."—Everybody's
Magazine.
Relief for Suffering Everywhere—
He whose liie iB made miserable by
the suffering that comes irom indigestion and has not tried Parmelee's
Vegetable Pills does not know how
easily thiB formidable foe can be dealt
with. These pills will relieve where
others tail. They are the result oi
long and patient study and are confidently put forward as a sure corrective oi disorders oi the digestive
organs.
"Wantanno—"Why do you call that
boy ol yours 'Flannel'?"
Duzno—"Because he just naturally
shrinks irom washing."
Lifebuoy Soap is delightfully refreshing for Bath or Toilet. For washing underclothing it is unequalled.
Cleanses and purifies. tl
"Ah, sir, we do enjoy your sermons," remarked an old lady to a
new curate. "They are so instructive.
We never knew what sin was until you
came to the parish."
Minardt   Liniment   Cures   Dandruff.
Wile—"My dear, the nursery needs
re-decorating. What would you suggest for the walls?"
Huaband—"Corrugated iron."—Wo-
man's Home Companion.
Worms sap up the strength and undermine the vitality of children.
Strengthen them by using Mother
Graves' Worm Exterminator to "drive
out the parasites.
It's a fact beyond dispute that a
woman doesn't dislike to darn her
husband's socks any more than he dislikes to wear them.
Do not let a cold settle on your
lungs. Resort to Bickle's Anti-Consumptive Syrup at the flrst intimation of irritation in the thorat and
prevent disease from lodging in the
pulmonary organs. Neglected colds
are the' cause of untold suffering j
throughout the country, all of which
could have been prevented by the application of this simple but powerful
medicine. The price, 25 cents, brings
it within the reach oi all.
"Do you consider it a moral wrong
to cheat a lawyer?" nsked the person
who is always looking for a chance to
start something.
"No," replied the man whose speciality is worldly wisdom, "but I consider it a physical impossibility."
m
COUGHS & COLDS
LEAD TO CONSUMPTION
Golds are tne most dangerous oi all
forms ol disease. A neglected cold lesds
to Brooebhla, Consumption, Pneumonia*
"Coughs" are the result ol irritated bronchial tubtt. " PSYCHINE" curesconght
by removing the irritating particles and
healing the inflamed membrane. It it a
germicide and destroys the tubercle germ.
It it a tonic that strengthen, the lungs, the
liver, snd tones up the system. It males
(or better health in all conditions of humanity. Get strnngandthecougli will disappesr.
"PSYCHINE" males weak people
strong. It eves coughs of the moat obdurate kind an. breaks up a cold ia a lew
hours.
Write ftr Frte Sample.
fat tale at al Diets'* aaa Dsslers Me. k II
per Battle.
NO DROUGHT IN NORTH.
Nature »l the Country Keeps Moisture
In Clay Belt.
There are no droughts up in Ontario's new clay belt. The forests and
streams forbid that, and the irrigation problems oi Western Canada will
never trouble this northern Ontario
land, The wild flowing Abitibi passes
out oi' the lake eight miles to the
eastward and upon its waters a canoe
could pass northward 170 miles to
James Bay. To the west seven miles
is the/ Frederick House. All along
the line are streams or rivers.
The rainfall has been abundant
throughout the season that is near
its end. Frost comes early but even
the frost's approach has been driven
back for days around Englehart and
New Liskeard by the extensive clearings and the drainage. At these and
other places where cultivation has
been progressing lor a lew years the
temperature is several degrees higher
man in the woods that Iringe them.
This new land has advantages that
neither the West, oi to-day possesses,
nor the older part oi Ontario, when
the axe, "first woodland music ol
civilization," was heard In its unbroken forests.
There are two crops up here in the
twelvemonth where the west has only
one. The. spruce trees have a commercial value so t>'e* — between ?3
and $4 a cord—that their sale pays
for the clearing oi the land, and provides money for the sowing ol the
crops. There is profitable work ior
winter as well as summer.
Older Ontario had this double crop
but what section had a railway pass
along the virgin forest. Mostly the
trees, bigger Iar than here, had to be
felled and burned where they fell, ior
lock of the transportation to a martlet. The timber market of Northern
Ontario is at its doors in the navigable rivers and the colonization railway that the older province has sent
up.
There is for none oi the pioneers oi
Northern Ontario the need to hit a,
trail through the woods-nd bear upon
his back a bag oi corn, SO, 40 or SO
miles, as more than one oi Ontario's
M.P.P.'s has done in the olden days.
A kind Providence has smiled upon
this northern land. ,
Cochrane is moving rapidly, but
there is always a delightful sensation
oi being on the border land between
the old and the new; the tried and the
untried; the land thnt h»s been bound
to man's use and the land that lies
virgin to the isr northward; the railway that runs straight south 600
miles to a city oi 300,000, meeting
here a narrow stumpy trail to/ tho
tarms of the pioneers in the woods
around. /
When the giant Cree Indian was
brought in irom the Hudson Bay outpost, 1,000 miles away, chained and
strapped, he was in charge oi a white
man, named Clark, who had been
brought up on the shores ol Lake
Abitibi, 40 miles to north and east.
He was a lull grown husky man, a
Hudson Bay factor, and the train that
bore the two south to Hamilton Asylum was the first this white man hunter had ever seen.
SUNLIGHT
FASHIONS FOR MEN
News comes to hand that Messrs.
Curzon Bros., the wbrld's custom tailors, have now completed their delivery of new season's iabrics ior Fall
and Winter, 1909, and that these are
in the hands oi their distributing
agents Messrs. The Might Directories,
Ltd., in Toronto, and Messrs. Henderson Bros., in Winnipeg. The collection oi patterns surpass anything that
the firm have so Iar distributed and
the cloths are eminently suited for
Canadian wear. The new fashion
booklet wliich Messrs. Curzons' have
just produced is really a little work ol
art and shows all that is latest and
best in both New York and English
fashions. Clients may have"their
clothes tailored in either fashion,
whichever they prefer, and the garments are always sent on approval,
since any goods which do not meet
with the approval of the customer
may at once be returned and money
refunded for same.
Altogether Messrs. Curzon certainly
set themselves out to capture the
Overseas trade and from, the uniqueV
list oi unsolicited testimonials which
they publish it would appear that I
their efforts meet with no little measure of success. Their J5.14 suits j
have often been valued at $20.
Messrs. Curzon's distributing agents
will send free patterns and fashion
plates and brochure, tree ol nil charge
and carriage paid on receipt ol a
postcard.
"Father," said the young man who
had been {ceding at the parental
trough for a number of years, "I have
made up my mind to paddle my own
ennoe hereafter."
"I'm certainly delighted to hear it,
my son," replied the old man.
"And, father," continued the young
mnn, "I want to begin nt once, bo
kindly let me have ten pounds to buy
11 conoe and n paddle."
"Sure it's Mike, the boy, that's the
lucky man."
"How was ho iucky?"
"Why, mum, he got insured for a
thousand dollars, and the very nixt
dny he fell off the ladder, pnlntin' and
broke his nick."
The Way of tha Mountedi.
In the Busy Man's Magazine lor
October, Kate Simpson-Hayes relates
the surprise oi an American new-comer when he had his first glimpse oi
the manner in which the law and
order are enforced in the West. The
writer says:
"A year ago, traveling through Alberta, I met a keen-looking American
irom Nebraska, and I asked him how
he liked living under the British flag?
His answer was:
" 'Pretty d well,' he said, without elegance or hesitation. He left
his plow (a ten-furrow affair, worked
by steam) and, leaning up against a
fence, told me this:
" 'I was down near the boundary
line last year with a bunch ol horses,
when 0 mounted policeman came
along, all alone, in chase oi 0 half-
breed horse thief. He sort of expected to find him in a breed camp a bit
off, and I went with him to see just
how them red-conta would make a
pinch. The fellow got off his horse,
walked into cump, where there were
about twelve or thirteen ugly-looking
chaps sitting around, and says redcoat: /
• " 'Here, you come along with me,'
settling his hand quite polite like on
a chap's shoulder.
"'There was a fellow grabbed a
Winchester; another a Colt's; another
let a yell out of him, but the redcoat just said:
" 'Look here, you fellows, sit down
quick, for I'm going to take this man
with me.'
" 'He did.'"
Many a white   man's   burden   is
made up of taxes and life insurance.
And yet it should be easier to tell
the truth than to manufacture a lie.
Prefnrtntlal Trade,
The newspapers of the Australian
Commonwealth want a preference established upon an Imperial as distinguished irom a commercial basis. We
may perhaps be excused lor being unable to comprehend how a preference
in trade can be established upon any
other than a commercial basis. A
preference to be ol any value must be
a preference which prefers. Canada
took the lead in establishing a prel-
erence because she preferred the trade
of the Empire to the trade ol the
world, not that British trade is intrinsically ol any more value than the
business we do with the United States
or with any other nation, but because
Britain is our best customer and the
only nation which dees not seek by
the imposition ol artificial barriers to
hamper trade under the delusion that
it is harmful and ought to be restrained to the utmost possible limit.—Victoria Daily Times.
ALL OVER THE W0ILD
lousands   el   house
na* Sunlight Soap la preference to amy other, Decease
tt cleanses the clothes nor*
thoroughly, aad at ball tha k
cost without Injury to
-and* or fabric
Proof.
"I'm glad Tomkins has struck a
streak oi luck at last."
"80 am I.  What is it?"
"I don't know just what. I only
know that he talked to me lor twenty
minutes without asking to .borrow f 6.'
Lots ot money-making hints are
written by men who are unable to
make good.
K
"SILAM
TEA
Unsurpassed for quality and flavor
Lead packets only. .At-all Grocers.
__. hW AgeBts Wut*
to pash and sell a
lull line   ol  Tha
III
BlffllvTRl Wlllmott Binders,
. tlUHuM!" Mowers,      Rakes,
■I        WK Shockers,    Shack
IjH^^B Louden,  Etc.
__■ __■ Apply
HENRY W. KINO,
Western Representative. Reglna,
SOUP GOLD LOCKET
$5.00
W
HAT nicer Xmas gilt coald
be found than tbis looket.
It is made in heavy 10k solid
fold and has tpsce lor two photographs.
Delivered pott paid to any
nddrett in Canadn—except tbe
Yukon-tor $5.00.
Thia may be had ia either
yellow or bright finitb.
Snme locket in 14k    •    •    $7.00
Same locket lo finest (old filled 1.75
SEND FOR CATALOGUE ft
Our nsadtoaselr Illustrated 114 pals esta-
lotus ol Diamonds. Jewelry, Silvimare,
Leather, Ans Good's sae* Novelties, Iree
RVRIE BROS.. Limited
134-138 Yonga Street
TORONTO
ittrt good bote cm bttullf
met & tllnrwtrt sltmptd
Tlit auny popular pa-fftnt
•flora! aa unusually wkft
choice   ol lit world's
Use- iltmpltti.
lesfltastb, elites, irattsn.
sit., are I'aaeee*
MtniDiN aniTAco.
BOLD Bt LBAUINO LBALBBB
'"Silnr ruts that Wears*
Canada Will Lead.
The Congress ol Chambers'of Commerce of the Empire at Sydney,
N.S.W., voted against confining the
preference tn goods carried in British
bottoms, between British ports. Well,
just as Canada was the pioneer in
giving 11 prelerence, so must Canada
be the first to get the lull benefit of
the preference. Hy und by. when
Auslr-lia gels educated up to the
Canadian point ol view, it will resiles that it pays better to get iti
goods from Enelenrl by a British route
instead of, as now, by Oerman or
French steamers.—Ottawa Free Prat.
HADE IN CANADA
GlUOTS
1   CREAM   1
Hmtmm
CHEMICALLY PURE
Canadian Government testa
show we have tha purest,
{ and highest strength goods.
aillett'a la used by the
best Bakers and Caterers ,'
everywhere.   Costs ao (
'i more than the Inferior \
1 adulterated kinds.
|e.w.cill_ttco,ltd.|
Tetania, Oat, THE   REPORTER,   HEW   MICHEL,   BRTRSH   COLUMBIA.
THB MICHEL REPORTER
NEW MICHEL, B. C.
■com* a. mnxLt, - managim-h-uto*
1 every Saturday, irom ofllce of
Publication, Northern Are, New Michel.
SUBSCRIPTION ONE DOLLAR
A YKAR IN ADVANCE
ADV1BTIBINO RATBB   ON APPLICATION
In and Around Town
.
R. L. Uilen, of the Winnipeg
Post, was here Wednesday.
Mrs. Q. E. Huddleston haa returned from her trip to Myers
Mis.
Where are you going Tuesday
night? Bill Clark's show, of
course,
The Michel Wholesale Liquor Co's
building has been rushed very
rapidly,
The new C.P.R. station is now an
accomplished fact, but the old sign
remains,
McCool & Moore of the Grent
Northern Hotel have dissolved
partnership.
lire. Geo. Pago, Wife of the G.N.
conductor, is Visiting at tha Great
Northern Hotel.
Ernest Lnpilie And Kiminski
were here from tbe Great Northern
tamp celebrating the Conservative
victory.
Mr. and Mrs. Chancy Smith, were
in Saturday night, accompanied by
Mrs. Harry Harmer, to enjoy the
dance at Weber's.
" WI Hawthorne, of J^mie, has
been .here for the past week, lettering the windows tit the Imperial
Bank and decorating Boyd it Mliir's
premises.
C. L. Smith with his father and
mother have moved from Myers
Falls to California, where he has
secured the position as superintendent of a quartz mine.
Mr. -Clark, of Clark's Moving
Picture Co., visited the lumber
camp on the outskirts of New Michel
and had the best cap" of ooffee he
liai drank in Canada.
Is tbe C.P.R. doing assessment
work or haVe they i bunch of Hud-
sons Bay trappers up the Elk River?
From the guns and amunition going
up we imagine they are up to the
games of the Hudsons Bay.
Tha Clark Moving Pioture and
Vaudeville Co shotoed in Crahan ',
Hall, Tuesday, to a pabked house.
Their moving pictures are the finest
ever seen in Michel: Their vaudeville was excellent and they made
a big hit in the Binding bit the illustrated Wngs, *hidh wbre greatly applauded. This show should have
packed houses every,,Tuesday ai-
their admission is smell as conipared
with the shbw they piiabnl Everybody turn Out.
A meeting of hockey enthusiasts,
was held in Old Michel on, Thursday
evening, when it was decided to
form a hockey club and the following officers were elected: Hon, Pre*.
F
Pres.r.E. K. Stewart;
Vtce-Pres. G. A, Passniore; Sec'y.
H. Cronk; Tres., T. B. Baker;
Manager, Dr. Weldon. It was deeded that the membership fee be
$1.00. Arrangements were made
with the .manager of the rink foi
practice nights. It was decided
hat a goneral meeting be held nt
ihe depot in Old Michel, on Thursday, Deo. 9th, and it is requested
hat all officers and those interested
>i hockey attend. Great enthusiasm
''as shown at the first meeting and
is hoped th'at the next meeting will
to largely attended.
From the Corner Desk
A good many old country towns would
give a big sum to become possessed of
our ravine with its twin falls—I mean
the one behind the Trites-Wood store.
In the summertime it is one mass of
green ferns and bright colored flowers
with dark pines behind, whilst .in the
winter when tbe falls are frozen, it is a
splendid sight. Away back where the
tourists are it .could be photographed
a thousand times from every conceivable
point of view aud would figure on postcards and minittiro china, to say nothing
of being framed in plush and rinding a
prominent place iu view and guide books.
Out here we simply think it a fine
place to get drinking water and I am
afraid that we are too busy raking in
enough dollars and cents to take us on a
trip to good old Blackpool, to trouble
much about its beauty. Its a mistake,
though I Here wo are in tiie midst ol
tho Rockies, ahd, with the exception of a
few who have a liking to carry a gun,
moat of us never climb a couple of hundred feet up from the creek, let alone explore any one of ths many picturesque
valleys not two hours journey irom
Michel,
In years to conic, when wa are back in
tho big towns or away on the prairie, we
shall got hungry for a sight of the snow-
covered peaks and tbe dark pine covered
hills that we ara now staring at us and
we shall regret many a lost opportunity.
In the winter we crowd round the
stove and read in illustrated magazines of
how Canadians indulge in their winter
sports of tobdganning, snowshoeing and
ski running. Owing to lack of space in
our somewhat narrow pass It may not be
possible to gel a gotid tobogan run, but
with » pair of snoewshces many a good
tramp could be indulged in on our bright,
crisp winter afternoons.
^ Fernie has a pnowshoe club I
not Michel?
Why
With the creek frozen over and covered
with a good coating of snow you havo a
capital road to travel, but for a beginner
the football ejrou,nd is the. beat place to
practice on. The knack of managing
the somewhat unweiiiiy foot gear Is very
jootractpiired, oven by ladies.
''I'rdgrtissive Fernie" is out atlast. It
is a really creditable production and well
worth the fifty cents.
Tnore 10 a standing joke about the old
could climate—that it iomontlyBamples—
but the weather here in Michel during
th6 past week would want some beating.
Every few hours we have had a change.
Frost, snow, rain, sleet, wind and brilliant sunshine have all had their turn and
now we are wondering what next ? Tho
only things that haven't arrived are a
tornado and earthquake.
Tom Crahan's rending room is a blessing always but in winter it is a veritable
godsend. Wbat a pfty it is though, that
some people won't realize that it is a
rending room aud not a place for conversation. Nothing worries a readormore—
especially i{ he is perusing one of the excellent collection ol: books in the case—
than a lot ol tongue-wagging which
uiight very well bp carried on outside.
3Uen2*Z3£££x3astai
TOO LATE TO CLASSIFY
£)ON'T  MISS  CLARK'S   SHOW   TUB9DAY.
aliCOND-HAND HEATERS TOR SALE.  ApDlr
■J   J. SGirln. New Mlpt.pl
TUESDAY
Crahan's Hall
Clark's
Moving
Picture and
Vaudeville
The talk around town
Entire change of program
New faces in  Vaudeville
6,000., feet, of  the   best Life
Moving Pictures procurable
Tine Singing. Excellent Vaudeville
Funny and Thrilling Pictures slid Oood
Music.
Special Notice to  Parents
Biing yonr little  ones,., Tliej nre  welcome, besides they enjoy 11   ns  well   lis
Lots of room for
yon.
carriages.
ADMISSION
,15 and ,25c    Adults .33c
Children
Dontmissthisshow?
,. T. Crahan; Hon. Vica-t'nss;, O. B.
dtodman*  Pres
v Dissolution af Partnership
JtAJM NOTICB, that the ifflrtnwililp heretofore
• ulallna; Imiwoiiii Alesanrlar J. HcGool ami
'isliertH. Monro,carrrlBBon business as hotel-
ior Mrs nt New Minimi, 11. C, has this dar Leeu
I la il red bi inulinl.tniuimt.
t.olloelB hen.hr irivtin. that nil nuuiatnlliig
■■.counts anion the said firm will Im paid bj
i Hi. /. MeCool. and all accounts dun thn laid
.im anunt ba paid to Alex. J, McCool.
Baled nt Haw Mlekal, II. C. thli Ont dar ol
■ —an ay    IBUV
.At.KtA.NnMt J. MrCOOL.
«Uii,iUT II, MOOES.
H0M1 OP eS/rtfORT
HlltS. i_: J&ftftlNtJS Proprietor
'   tESL.B 'Mills, MANAOER
li   '■'.ft,'1
U^-:-*,,
DOLLS
Seeiire Your Xmas
It is bone too early to purchase Xhias  Gifts;  provided
you intend sending them to your friends at a 'distance.
ttur Christrrii_s Stock is Now 'dn Display"
Here is a list to choose from':—- Jewelry, Watches, Clocks, Silverware,
Cutlery", Cut Glass, Souvenir China, Toilet Sets, Traveling Ca6es, Lcath
er Goods, Jewel Case.-*, Musical Instruments, Victor Gramaphones, Princess Cabinet Talking Machines., and Christmas Cards.
All Christmas Toys at Cost
SOMERTON BRO'S
Jewelers* Opticians, Photographers
New Michel
Mai
rmore
Prank
JOINER'S SHOP
All kinds of Furniture Repaired
New Furniture made to order
Collins in stock and to order
•fl'_Vr iHtimt.
FRED. POMAHAC
TBt'iilcter it Onfit'r ttcto
FREE
Every 50 cent Purchase Entitles You to a chance to
The Bride Doll
'Exhibited in our window December 1st. to 24th.
wm
nfc_Bd_______
The Workingman's Store
in
tn$ next two nearest to the winners will receive a -corresponding prize as was announced in
r
This -Paper* Last Week
We always Originate, but never Wtate

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