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"VOL. 1.
The Trades Committee is Now Absorbed in the
.:'>--'V. t-\,v. Board of Trade :V •;■•-''-•
A special meeting of the Trades-Committee was held at
the Great Northern hotel! or*. Tuosday^eveniligv Present T.
B. Baker, pr-esideriv.; fe:. <B. Stcdnwii-t'-B'eci'ettoy-troasurer and
19 others.   >-"i ;''-W-'l J..   .'; ,", $, *,^ H'';Vv'-^vr'
McCullough—Moore. That the Trades Committee
take the necessary stcps'to foi'rh'themselve^ into a Board- of
Trade, to be ktiown affile 'Michel Board! of Trade. i
Moore-^Hppwood.• 'Thatthe limits '-.be': described  as
extending inn radhi&o| six'miles lniBvery direction. \
.'     Thompsoq-—Somej-tort.'  ThatG.'B, Stiidman  be  appointed secretary of the Board of Trade.''- .'".■.,.   'i-
Eribs-'-Day; • That an order- bo drawn oh the treasurer
for $5.00 to pay fee {$ Application for Charter; V> t?> ■■
Moore—McCullough..  'That secretary foe instructed to
write Dr, Fagin, medical health officer at Victoria; andl; D
Hurd, manager of'the/C.aalGpii re. tho; removal >Qf- remains
from the present oenietery. > '■ ' '•• ■''■' ■ ■>'  " '■'<''- "•   *'■'   tV; ■:.
Thompson—Krib'g!' That the secretary, be instructed to
communioate with W\ Marcha^t, 'Inspector.'1' of- Customs at
Victoria, re. the establishirigbf'asvib-custQrjis port/at Michel.
Meeting adjourned until next regular bi-'spetjialmefeting.
St. Paul's Michel
There was a choral celebration of
Holy Communion on EWtoi (toy, at
11 a. m, 'fhe music was'thW-' of
Meruei'ko. This is plu'in song or
Gregorian in stylo, the ancioiit* and
distinctive music 'of the ch'uijch,' ,
Merbacko it rnaV'be remembered,
Avas organist in St.^Georfec's'ohapel,
Windsor Castle, in the reign of
Henry VIII, ; After those' many
years, his sutthig of" thp Holy Communion is still tnp favorite in' the
Anglican church.
The church was pvottjly decorated with palms arid evergreens
which had been brought! by the
Sunday school children. There
was Holy baptism and children's
service hi tho afternoon. At the
parishioners' meeting after ' evensong, W. H. Hilton: was elected
people's church;wa^don, The curate in charge had already appointed T. B. Baker as his ymrden. W.
Blinston, B. Littler, W. Sharrocks,
E. Moon and P., Asketh were elected sidosmen.
i The finances of the church were
found to be in a yery satisfactory
condition, which is always something to be thankful for. At least
a sum of $50 will bo sent to the
Crow's Nest Coal Co,, in liquidation
of the debt upon thp church, 841
being Lenten self-denial offerings.
At tho beginning of the year jf.
"lit A
)D. Hurd madeT generous offer to
remit j}5 per ctirit.^f the debt if an
jeffort was triads this year to clear it
off. ■ The actio'ri of tfe congregation
in this rdsppct'shoHvs that they wish
to close with tho offer. : Also an organ has likewise been' taken oyer for
Ithe church,'frota Eh;. McSorley, on
very adyantagcoiis terms.' '1.'Evans
has aeteif:as'voluntary organist Und
now P, Askothhas offered his ser
vices as lead'e*' of the ch6ir. A'4. ''
Thp Bishop of the  didcese.  Dr.
John Dart, ofl New  Westminster,
i j.      '   ■ ■ i
will be visiting Michel towards the
end of next June! Before his hardships'arrival, tho curate in charge
and nis'seven vestrymen will have
set to work upon improving the appearance of the church1 and trust
that there' will'^bo much to gladden
the heart of their chief pastor'when
he'epmes. Members anil adherents
of the church are invited tq come
and share the "joy ' arid blessing,
eacr/bne helping 'whole-hoarttdly,
according to his bower. '
The curate in charge' will review
the whole', situation' of ' affairs in
speaking to his people on Sunday
evening next.
A branch of the Women's auxiliary of the Koptenay diocese, has
been formed'and 38 members have
been enrolled. Orders1 for work to
be donoj will be gladly received by
the president, Mrs. Moody, house
24'.' ''    "   *
What do, you require in the. way Pf
gil verware gr Cutlery f
How about a handsome Tea set or a dozen
Genuine Rogpr Brp's. Knives & forks ?
Silver ton setts, ranging in price from $15.00 to $50.00 ouch
Bon Bon Dishes    5.00 to  15.00 each
Broad Trays   5.00 to  12.00 each
Bnttor Disk's .'   J.OO tq    S.00 each
Culto Baskets  , -1.50 to    8.50 ouch
Sterling Silver Mounted Crown China
Oream nnd Sugar $8.00 a sot
Marmalades ,    4.20 ench
Biscuit Jura ....,    8.50paoli
Roger Bl'o's  Kniv09 & Jrork9 $'>-s5 a doz.   Tea Spoons , $1."5
5 Dessert Spoons   8.00 a doz.   Tiiblo Spoons...  0.00
Hard to beat these pricos
Somerton Bros.  SLS_ New Michel
41  Meat market Ltd 41
High-class Butchers
New Michel
All moat fresh killed—Prime Beef, Pork, and Mutton
Dairy Butter,   Mild-cured Hams and Bacon—Fish
in Season
Tho Store Where They Send What You  Order
2     Deliveries   Daily    2
T, Crcjhan,    V   :    V    ^op**^1*
'•       h   The Largest, Most Modern"   %'*■?-   -
antl Best Equipped in the Pass,
Michel^ V Britislj eolupbi^a
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An   i^asy  s^nd! Practical   Plan to  Get   Rid
.    Them,and Clean Up The Town-site
i     to the person catching tli£| largest' speckled trout,
.■^ith-iri a '$$$$ of ten<|niies' of SiiohbJ,* t^'' $lf);' (|ree.n-
•r   '. '"■■   '"';'   h0artF}shingKocl.'''-   *r'$j \\Sy-
Pishing tackle
Our stock is'complete and wi assorted in well selected flics,
rods, lines,.reels, baskets, pt, hooks (itCuV-sto.;. .■;-.',- ,
'■>'»■'    Pfltilp *foui'self ^vith our tackle'- >  t'■>
rk» iri.v '-w
T. M. Edmon'spn gave a very  practical exposition  of
Stump; burning, fpr the benefit of a crowd, on Thursday last,.
says .the^Cr-aston Reviey*.   ^ stump was  ohbsqn 'near the
Review office, apd he proceeded to bore % h.ofe in" the base of'
the.stump with a'ship's augur. # This aqgiir, was'pn'e inch in .
diameter; and h.e-dro,vfi sheer through the,stump,..&• distance'
of 28 iiiohes, in'a trifle'.under vsevep  minutes..  This  com-v
pletedrhe built.a small.fire ijpar p.ne. side of the  stump  at.
the mouth, of tliehole, and.it was quickly perceived .the. advantage, he thys, obtained, over more priinitive miethods.
^h« hole hp had boredi acted as(a draft, and'.yery shortly the: stump; was blazing furiously.' ,"\yekept tabs ;pn the effect, and we report 'that the stipup was -burned through ,the.
following morning, when, accordjng to. instrt(ctioha .^e plac-,
ed the tap part: of the 6tump on.i'Qp of the -.burning embers..
We-noticed a few\hom's afterwards, thajt theroQts'ihad, begun,
to blaze, and-.these burned cleari tp, the level of the., ground^
and seme of thern burned several inches; below; the .surface.
For clearing land'ior.towti-sitelpurppses, there has not yet
be&n discovered"! any simpler or. more- effectwe methpd for,
economy,' and we'give-MriiEdnipna'on great'feredit fop having-
gratuitously-'igiven a demonstratiQii^for ,the. b&nefit' pf our'-
localWn< ''v-'i''■•■■ ■ •' i   ■ 'ii'i'.i • a>
Imperial Baink of CanMcla
H*ad dffibe: TORONTO
Capital Authorized* f 10, OOtj; OoU ' ' *'l ' ''':
Capital Paid tip f f^OOO'.OOO:   • ■ '• 'Rest; $5,000,000
S^ving§ Barik tepa#paetii.
Interest allowed on-Deposits' at'Current R,ate
'' ' •''■•• '■■ fromiDateof'P'eppsit;''1   '•'•■'f f
Drafts, Money Orders and Letters' of Credit issued, available
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MICHEL BRANCH; "   !.        t % BAKER, Mamagm,
L,posen Opl
Do you know'that an Editor or a reporter fcr iv newsjiaper can In his rounds
stop and ask a ..hundred union men
"What ia the news?" and ninety out of
the hlindfed will reply-.- "Nothing ispec-
■ial," and yet fifty out of that number
know something that if not found in .the
' next paper will astonish them greatly
and disappoint' them more, and perhaps
make them madder than hornets.^-Winnipeg Voice.        '•".....      . . V -,.
&m a! Northern
Nf$ MICHEL B. 9.
Culslnei Unsurpasate)
ar Stock*-J with th« Flntlt
-" , f i -11" 1 w 1 iTi
Atttndany Un»xo»ll«d
McCool &, Moore,   '.',   Proprietors
New Michel, B. C.
Laurenson & Douglas
Everything First-Class and Comfortable
Nothing but white labor employed
Singer Sewing |y|achines
The Best In the World.   Simple, Strong, Silent, Speedy
Sold on easy payments,    if you want a Machine, drop a line
to J. P. HOULAHAN", Agoiit, FERNIE, B. C,
Of Course it Pays
in     '' fS   ' t  '    ;
A Kansas man is convinced that it
pays to. advertise. He advertised foi a
$5 hill, and a friend finding ono on 'ihi/
street,' gavji it to niui. A 'tew days later,
the original supposedly lost hill turned
up in aii old vast pocket. He treated
tho boys arid says he will advertise again,
Don't  Woi-ry
1*. .' *i '*   S     .   !*,'.'
Don't worry, Many u good man has
come to an untimely end because ho
couldn'tout ou.t the ""Vorry"*''proposition. "'   '
What's the use, anyway^
An ounce ofVork gets'*yon more than
a ton of worry. ''"       '    '
The great thing is to realize that
there's more fun in'this' game than" there
is in blowing in the prblits.
There is-KVEliV TIME.
It'B tho achievement that'B ivorth the
while—not tho automobiles' and late suppers and fast horses.
Some goal gained.
. Let there be no' diminution  of  ambition but—don't worry.
After all, we can only eat three moala
a day and wear one suit of clothes at a
Rockefeller can not do' more.
So long os wo strive—AND DO OUR
BEST—in the face of*a,dvorse conditions,
then we have nothing to worry about,
even if we don't make a barrel of money for 11 while.—Pacific Traveler.
Under the Greenwood  Tree
A few weeks nj-o It. T. Lowery of tho
Greonwooil Ledge, nunnimcuil bis inten
tion of pulling out of that camp and lo--
eating in. Nelson, hut ho evidently has
recorisiaerorl-t)io fdsa and will remain,
"az-u-arr." From ia jrejbent issue we
clip the following gem:— ...
"Owing to change? that have taken
place in the business outlook the past few
days, and events whion may occur at
any moment, requiring an independent
journal, The Ledge wi)l continue to ,be
published, is Greenwood. In this decision The Ledge is not without precedent, so the publisher docs not lay claim
to originality. As .heretofore bur Columns will bo open to business men who
wish to' jiatronizD the paper! Those who
desire to withdraw their patronage are at
liberty to dd so. The editor does not
make suggestions as to (he manner in
whiuh others conduct thoir business. He
expects the same courtesy from them.'
The policy1 of the paper will be what its
editor bplieves is* in the host interests of
the community as a whole. Tho' Ledge
has never gone to a bank-cricket for in-'
spirillum as to its policy, flankers are
like trolly cars, th:-y go as long as they
are on tbe track arid the juice is being
poured into them. Away from his ledger the banWjiifil butts m and telet.
cojios."   ■ ll' J ';  ■ ! ' ' ■
His Church Experience
"Tom" XIoAuley, the veteran bookseller, went to church oh Sunday evening
for the first time in twenty yeans. "I
went In tin' Sydenham street church to
hoar the singing," he said. "My friend,'
Aid. Angrove, who sold mo an automobile, invited mo to go, and I accepted,
My brakes didn't work quick enougli
and I got in one pew ahead of hi in, up
neur the penitent rows. It was when'
Crossley & Hunter were herb twenty
years ago that I last wont to church.
My, but things have changed, since tbat
tiino ! I was electrified when two of the,
church deacons came to me after tfie service and Hlionk hands and said: "Mr.
McAuley, come with us inlo (lie hall and
have, something." "Oh, thank you,"
I replied, quite staggered, 'but I'm on
tlm water-wagon.' You we f dido't
know fnoy held socials there after tho
Bcryice. —Kingston Whig.     »
This is pay-day. The printer Impes no,
P.  BURNS & CO., LtrJ,
New Michel, B. C,
Fresh and Smoked Meats
Lard, Hams, Bacon and Eggs.   Give
us a Trial, We Guarantee Satisfaction
OUR MOTTO—Always the Cheapest and Best
Reporter Ads M*-5,&%£Sa. •s*! -\ i* *
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Most Famous Son of Nova Scotia Is
Judge Haliburton, Who Was One
of the Dominion's First Advertisers
In the Old Land—Achieved a High
!     Position In Nova Scotia Before He
i     Went to England.
Nova Scotia has produced many
men, famous as soldiers, sailors,
statesmen and men of letters, but no
son of hers has achieved more fame
than the immortal author of "Sam
It was on a December morning in
the year 1700 that Thomas Chandler
-Haliburton was born in the town of
Windsor, Novo Scotia.
His father wus the Hon. William
Otis Haliburton, a descendant «of- a
'distinguished Scotch family benring
that name, who had married Lucy,
daughter of Major Robert Grant, famed for his gallant acts during the American war. Of this union Thomas
Chandler Haliburton was the only
Little is known of his childhood,
[but at an early age he mutriculated
into King's College, Windsor — the
oldest university in the British col-
lories. Here, as in later life, his career was a brilliant one, and in 1818
ihe graduated with high honors. Two
years later he was admitted to the
Bar, and began the practice of law
in Annapolis Royal.
Not content with the success which
ihe was at such on early, age achieving as a barrister, Haliburton entered
Ithe political arena, and in 1828 was
(returned to the House of Assembly
as member for the combined counties
of Annapolis and Digby.
■ Here the future author became one
of the most active and prominent
imembers, and was soon recognized
,not only as a keen debater, but also
as o brilliant orator. Writing of his
femous speech on the Catholic Emancipation question—which ho strongly
ladvocated—Murdoch says: "This
speech was the most splendid piece
of declamation that it has ever been
my fortune to listen to. As an orator
Mr. Haliburton's attitude and manner were extremely^ impressive, earnest and dignified, and although the
strong propensity of his mind to wit
and humor were often apparent, they
seldom detracted from the seriousness
of his language."
In 1830, at the age of thirty-four,
Haliburton, on being offered a seat
on the Bench, resigned from the
'House and became a judge of the
Supreme Court. Here his wit received full play, and. many are the stories told of his humorous remarks, often made at the expense of counsel
larguing before him. On one occasion
la case was being tried before him in
Halifax, when the lawyer for the de-
ience concluded his address by say-
ling, "My Lord, I now trust you will
honorably discharge the prisoner, r-s
|we came here for justice." "Justice^*'
[quickly replied his lordship, "we did-
m't come here for justice, we came
there for law."
It was in 1829 that Haliburton Arst
[appears as an author,—the historian
lot his native province. This work,
■which was well received, brought the
author a resolution from the House
of Assembly expressing their appreciation of his book. Six years later
Ihe wrote n series of anonymous let-
Iters in The Nova Scotian—then a
nourishing newspaper published in
Halifax by that greatest of Nova
Scotians—Joseph Howe. In these letters he made use of a Yankee peddler
as his mouthpiec. So well was this
character received in Canada and the
■United States, where the letters were
widely copied, that the articles were
collected and published in England,
where they greatly amused the public
and met with instant favor.
In 1866 he retired from the Bench
land moyed to England, remaining
there until his death.
: In 1869 Haliburton entered British
(politics, and on his election to sit as
[the member for Launceston he thanked his constituents "in behalf of four
Million of British subjects on the other side of the water, who up to the
jprescnt time, had not one individual
|in the House of Commons through
rwhom they might he heard."
Haliburton, although he labored
■unceasingly, was able to do little that
[would help tho colonies—for, in his
uwn words, "those at home cure little
Uor, and like less, the colonios."
During his residence in England
'Sam Slick " as he wus popularly
Called, wrote many hooks. Among the
niost important may be mentioned
|"The Attache, or Sum Slick in England," "Sain Slick'x Wiso Saws and
[Modern Instances," "The eAiiiericun
ait Holne," and "The Season Ticket."
, The genius of his writings entitled
|him. to foremost rank umongst the
.authors of his day.
In 1866 Judge Haliburton died nt
Jiis home in Isleworth, on tho banks
|of the Thames, und he lies buried in
the churchyurd there, beside the
■grave of the famous navigator Vancouver.
, In the words of a local ohronioler:
l"Tho village of Isleworth will henceforth be associated with the most
pleasing reminiscences of Mr. Justice
Haliburton; and the names of l'opo,
Cowley, Thompson and Walpole will
find a kindred spirit in the world-wide
reputation of 'Sam Slick,' who, like
thoiii, died on the banks of the
A few years ago a well-known American author visited Windsor in order that in the homo of the author of
"Sam Slick," he might reverently uncover his head to that spirit of genius—a genius who, ever loyal to the
land of his nativity, Nova Scotia is
proud to cull her son.
Land Sales Big.
Tho Dominion Government sales of
pre-emption lands during 1903 aggregated 1,970,830 acres, und ol other
lands (10,970 acres, the total value of
both being $6,229,609. It may be observed that the proceeds of the preemption land Bales are to be earmarked for the roil of the construction of the Hudson Bay Railway—
ibniit 600 miles— which is to be built
bj the Government.
I beg-to announce to
the Officers of Western
Municipalities and School
Districts that in future
all negotiatiorts for the
purchase of debentures
shall be carried on in
my own name, and not
in the name of my former representatives
in Regina, with whom I
have severed connection,
William C. Brent
S"..?:.1:'!: TORONTO
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Unwritten History
The winter has been sorely disappointing,
It's knocked the   interest   out   of
But possibly the spring that's now en-
Will   give   the   old   inhabitant a
"Sometifes," said Uncle Eben, "de
man dat insists on bein' de    whole
show ain't got much respect foh de
feelin's of de audience."
Frenzied Financiering
Columbus     Washington     Johnson
Smith—Wat's de price er dem watermelons, Mr. Jackson?
Mr. Jackson (cunningly)—Ten cents
er piece and I pick 'em; 20 cents er
piece an' you pick 'em, Mr. Smif.
Mr. Smith—All right, Mr. Jackson.
I guess I'll take 'em all, and you
pick 'em, ef you please!—Puck.
Pill That Is Prized.—There have
been many pills put upon the market
and pressed upon public attention,
but none has endured so long or met
with so much favor as Parmelee's
Vegetable Pills. Widespread use of
them has attested their great value,
and they need no further advertisement than this. Having firmly established themselves in public esteem,
they now rank without a peer in the
list of standard vegetable preparations.
Realizing $210 in 1906, a malacca
cane with carved ivory handle, which
belonged to the late Sir Henry Irving,
was sold for $160 at Sotheby's in London.
Mlnard's   Liniment  Cures   Dandruff.
First Lawyer—I wish I had been living in King Solomon's time.
Second Lawyer—Why?
First Lawyer—He had 700 wives.
Think of the divorce business he could
have thrown in my way.—Syracuse
If one be troubled with corns and
warts he will find in Holloway's Corn
Cure an application that will entirely
relieve suffering.
Solemn Man—Do you hear the clock
slowly ticking? Do you know what
day it is ever bringing nearer?
Cheerful Man—Yes; pay day.—Melbourne Table Talk.
"I can truthfully say
that I believe that, but for
the use of your Emulsion
I would long since have
been in my grave. I was
past work—tould not walk
up-hill without coughing
very hard."
THIS, an* much more was
written by Mr. G. W. Hower-
ton, Clark's Gap, W.Va. We
would like to send you a full
copy of his letter, or you
might write him direct. His
case was really marvelous,
but is only one of the many
proofs that
is the most strengthening
and re-vitalizing preparation
in the world. Even in that
most stubborn of all diseases
(consumption) it does wonders, and in less serious
troubles, such as anemia,
bronchitis, asthma, catarrh,
or loss of flesh from any
cause the effect is much
Do not deler. o>t n bottle of SCOTTS
KMIIUIOM-ba ewe lie SOOIT'S end
Let m eeid roe Mr. Howerton'. letter
tea eome llteretiire on Oonearaptlun,
Jert ran* w e Poet Oord end mention
US WeliiMton St, W.
W. N. U. No. 737.
It Was Easily Removed When the Sit
uation Was Explained.
The Gaylords and Nelsons have always been neighbors and intimate
friends. So when John Gaylord at
twenty-four, as fine a fellow as ever
was, began to see what an altogether
charming girl Molly Nelson was there
was naturally no opposition. Indeed,
as the "affair" became serious it was
evident to all, including John and
Molly themselves, that the parents
concerned were delighted. As yet
there was no formal announcement,
but every one knew that it was "understood," and evening after evening
John talked to Molly bn the front
porch, often lingering after the other
Nelsons had retired.        ,
The surprise of the two was consequently great when one evening a
shuffling step was heard in the hall,
and presently Mr. Nelson appeared
in slippers and dressing-gown, candle in hand. Quite evidently he
had gone to bed and then got up—
for some purpose.
"Why, father, what is the matter?"
Molly's cheeks were burning, as
her father stood there hesitating
and eying John closely. John, leaning against the doorpost, where he
had stood for the last fifteen minutes
saying good-night to Molly, felt decidedly uncomfortable under Mr. Nelson's gaze.
In fact, it was embarrassing all
around. But John is a young man
who goes straight to the point.
"Is -anything wrong, Mr. Nelson?" he began. "Am I to infer
that you object to my being here?"
'Well, no, not exactly, John."
Mr. Nelson coughed slightly, hesitatingly. "It's only that mother and I
would like to get a little sleep."
"Father," cried Molly, quite indignant, " we couldn't hove been disturbing any one! John has been talking very low"—
"I don't doubt that, my dear." Mr.
Nelson was beginning to enjoy the
situation. "It's not that, nor have I
any objection to John's talking to
you. In fact, I haven't an objection
in the world to John nor to his conduct, except"—
Mr. Nelson is open to suspicion of
having prolonged the matter unnecessarily at this point.
—"except in one thing. Mrs. Nelson and I do object seriously, my dear
John, to the habit you seem to have
formed this evening of leaning
against the bell push. Our bedroom
is next to the kitchen, and this continuous bell ringing is not conducive
to repose."
Why Some Persons Cling to Things
That Are Rubbish.
The attio instinct hangs on surprisingly, and an observing eye can tell
how many years a person has lived in
the city by merely glancing under
her bed. If there are three hat boxes
one will contain letters, one scraps
of ribbons and laces—if it's a man
it's newspaper clippings — and one
anything from a broken lock to old
road maps. If, besides these, there
are bundles of magazines and piles of
newspapers, not to mention a bicycle
seat and a green umbrella that one
might use in private theatricals—if
all these things have been placed under the bed against the protests of
the family, if they are patiently moved every cleaning day and clung to
through a moving, then their iiwners
have the attic instinct to such an extent that there is not the slightest
hope of their ever being cured. They
will think from an attic point of view
for the rest of their lives, and their
family might as well become resigned.
When people are willing to make
themselves disagreeable over a bit of
Btring and obsolutely objectionable
on the subject of stray pieces of
brown paper they should not be accused of having bad dispositions, nor
should they be suspected of doing it
to annoy one. They are merely suffering from the attic instinct and cannot help themselves.
Their characters were formed and
have now hardened for a scheme of
life where certain things were always
kept in the cellar, others in the wood
shed, others in tho pantry and the
cupboard on the first floor, still others in the closets on the next floor,
and everything and anything that
overflowed from any J these places
was just taken up to the attic. And
now these poor dear souls live with
a cellar, three stories and an attic
still lodged in their minds, and,
though they will in time disappear,
like all unnecessary members—seventh toe, tails, an appendix—in the
meantime they are having trouble
with them, they are suffering and
fighting for them, and it takes a serious operation to remove so much as
one scrap book if the owner thinks
he may like to read it over in his old
Piscatorial Architecture,
Our four-year-old Elizabeth has recently been superintending (at a safe
distance) some extensive repairs on
our barn. These repairs included,
among other things, the violent tearing off of the roof, an exciting operation accompanied by much beautiful
and soul-inspiring noise.
A rainy day caused a suspension of
outdoor work, und Elizabeth transferred her attention to the kitchen.
When she came upstairs after an
hour's absence her mother said to
"Where have you been so long,
"Oh,.I've just been in the kitchen,"
she answered, "watchin Nora take
the shingles off a fish I"
Astounding Vitality of the Turtle.
The vitality of this strange sea creature, the turtle, after decapitation is
almost beyond belief. A large turtle
was once sent to a hotel in Newcastle. The chef cut tho turtle's
head off n.id hung tho body upsido
down to bleed. Twenty-four hours
after that turtle knocked down a man
cook with one blow of its fin. The
green turtle is nol a vicious creature
to handle, like its snapping Japanese
brother, but its fins are very strong,
and one blow from them is quite sufficient to break a man's arm.—Wide
World Magazine.
It is Caused by Sluggish Circulation
Brought on by Deranged Kidneys
Failing to Strain Impurities Out
of the Blood.
Stayner, . Ont. (Special).—In the
Spring the Kidneys always need attention. They have additional work in
straining the winter's accumulation of
impurities out of the blood and if they
are at all out of order it is sure to tell
on thorn. It is only a question of the
best method of treating them and Ernest Colwell of this placn adds his
testimony to tho great mass of proof
that the one sure cure fcr sick Kidneys is Dodd's Kidney Pills.
"Some time ago," says Mr. Colwell,
"I had severe Pains and Soreness in
the small of my back, and sometimes
noticed a brick dust sediment in my
urine, so of course I knew my Kidneys
were affected. I procured some of
Dodd's Kidney Pills, which readily
cured the pains and soreness and
restored the urine to its natural color.
I always recommend Dodd's Kidney
Everybody needs medicine in the
Spring, and the medicine they need is
Dodd's Kidney Pills. They clear the
blood of impurities and by giving the
blood free circulation, speedily and
naturally chasa away that tired feeling. It is caused by sluggish circulation, and Dodd's Kidney Pills always
cure it.
Crop Improvement
The most marked improvements in
small grain are brought about by the
selection and propagation of individual plants which show superior yielding powers. One well-known variety
of wheat was started by a farmer
whose keen eye detected unusual producing power in a single plant growing
in a field of rye. Many others trace to
a similiir origin. Some observer noticing superior characteristics in a plant,
has isolated and propagated it. These
variations are occurring all the time.
They may be due to accidental cross,
fertilization, they may be simply
"sports," but whatever their origin, if
they vary in the direction of higher
yield, better quality or stronger straw,
they are worth propagating.
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To wipe out a debt of $270, a defendant at an English court waa ordered to pay $1.20 a month—so that
the instalments would be spread over
eighteen years.
the BEST liniment in use.
I got my foot badly jammed lately.
I bathed it well with MINARD'S
LINIMENT, and it was as well as
ever next day.
Yours very truly,
The farmer who reads is the farmer
who grows. Not everything thnt is
printed is of the best or practicable,
but. it docs its purpose if it sets you
thinking, and after all the thinking
man is the one who usually docs
things. A half-hearted farmer is worse
than none.  Push the business.
Lord Lovat sailed for South Africa
recently on a visit of inspection to the
government agricultural settlements as
well as to his own property in those
A Home Trader.
A surgeon In a western town, engaged to perform an operation of minor character upon a somewhat unsophisticated patient, asked htm If he
were willing to have only a local
"Surel" replied the other. "I believe In patronizing homo industry
whenever you "an."
Aud he meant i--Llpplncott's Magazine.       .        	
Net ■ Flattering Promiee.
"I will not leave this house/' he declared, "until you promise to be my
"Will yon leave Immediately If I
"All right, then; I do. Anything to
get rid of you even for a little while."
—Minneapolis Journal
British Tourists Spoiled of Everything
They Owned.
Captain S. S. Butler described to,a
meeting of the Royal Geographical
Society recently an amusing incident
which befel Captain Aylmer and himself while they were journeying from
Bagdad to Damascus.
At El-Jof, in Northern Arabia, they
were received by the emir, Feysul Ibn
Rashid, one of whoso first questions
after greeting them was "Are your
teeth your own or are they false?"
"On our arrival at the house placed
at our disposal," continued the leo-
turer, "Captain Aylmer and myself
congratulated ourselves on our good
fortune in having such a cordial welcome, but we had not been there more,
than five minutes when Feysul's head
slave, a richly-dressed personage called Dahm, came to tell us that the
emir would not take our camels or
our money, as ho had plenty of both,
but that lie would like any things of
European make or of interest that we
happened to have.
"This was only too true, and during
our five days' stay there there was a
continued procession of slaves and
hangers-on from the castle demanding
things for the emir and his visitors
and favorites, and demanding them
in such a way that it wbb impossible
for us, situated as we were, to refuse,
until we had practically nothing of
any value left, having been fleeced of
watches, revolver, compasses, various
clothes, and other articles of our kit.
"The Blave given us was nothing
more or less than a spy, and the climax was reached, and I fairly lost
my temper when a negro slave, who
had come to demand scent, hair
grease and moustache wax for the
emir, told me I was a liar when I
said I had none." .
One A«ainst Mr. Edwardei.
The famous theatrical manager, Mr.
George Edwardes, tells a good story
illustrative of the difficulties with
which managers have to contend. "I
was once negotiating with a lady,"
he says, "to go to India as prima
donna, and I thought I would approach the question artfully. We
were nearly agreed, the difference between us was a paltry $500 a week—
I offered her $500 and she asked me
$1,000 a week. I began to tell of the
glories of India, how the lady would
win the hearts of all the Princes, of
Jams and Rams and Dams and nabobs. I said, 'As is their custom,
they'll send you ropes of pearls to
tie up your dresses, elephants with
trunks full of emeralds, and diamonds
enough for a skirl"—and skirts were
skirts in those days. 'What is a miserable $500 a week by the side of
that?' Well, I thought I had impressed the ladv. She promised to think
it over. She did. Next day I got a
note: 'Dear Mr. Edwardes, give me
my terms, and you can keep the presents.' "   	
Indicative of Genius.
"Horace was a great poet," declared
tbe man with the chewed looking mustache.
"But," replies tbe man with the
overgrown ears, "somebody said the
other day that Horace wrote his poems to advertise the wines of Italy."
"Sure! If be could write what he
did on the Inspiration of the table
d'hote wlue we get at restaurants he
must have been a real genius."—Chicago Post.
they cannot reach the scat of the disease. Catarrh is a blood or constitutional disease, and in order to cure it
you must take internal remedies.
Hall's Catarrh Cure is token internally, and acts directly on the blood and
mucous surfaces. Hall's Catarrh
Cure is not a quack medicine. It was
prescribed by one of the best physicians in this country for years and is
a regular prescription. It is composed
of the best tonics known, combined
with the best blood purifiers, acting
directly on the mucous surfaces. The
perfect combination of tho two ingredients is what produces such wonderful results in curing Catarrh. Send
for testimonials free.
F. J. CHENEY & CO.. PropB.,
Toledo, O.
Sold by Druggists, price 76c.
Take Hall's Family Pills for constipation.
An elephant can get up a speed of
twenty miles an hour, and sustain it
for half a day.
The roward of the cabman who takes
to Scotland Yard "things left behind"
is fixed nt half a crown in the pound
on the value of the article.
Repeat it:—" Shiloh's Our* win always cure my coughs and colds."
Man—Your dog looks thin.
Boy—Yes: he's all run down.
Man—How do you account for that?
Boy—Mebbo it's because   he's     a
watch dog.
A Matter ef Principle
He—Is your father opposed to'cremation?
She—I think so.   He is an under-,
In view of the numerous cures
which Zam-Buk has worked when all
elie has failed, there is little wonder
that in the end the doctor attending
Mrs'. J. P. St. Denis, of 305 Thompson
Street, Winnipeg, should tell her there
was nothing but Zam-Buk could cure
her. The result showed the far-seeing
wisdom of the practitioner, and having been completely cured by Zam-
Buk, Mrs. St. Denis gives her experience for the benefit of other sufferers.
She says: "Eczema started on one
side of my face and nose. At first my
nose felt sore, similar to what one
feels when having a bad cold. I paid
no attention to this, thinking it would
pass away in a day or so, but to my
surprise it got worse. The nose then
became swollen and hard, and turned
a purplish red, as well as part of the
cheek.on that side of my face. As the
.disease developed, pimples and ulcers broke out, then the skin cracked
in places and peeled off in flakes,
leaving my face and nose raw and
sore. This condition reacted on my
general health, and I became very ill.
I could get no sleep at night because
of the irritation aiid the pain, and
my face was in such shocking condition that for two months I did not go
out of the house. I applied remedies
which were supposed to bd good for
skin diseases, but in vain. My doc-
tor also treated me, but without effect, until one day he said that the
only thing whicH would now be likely
to cure me was Zam-Buk.
"Acting on his advice, I procured
a Bupply and found that even the
first few applications had a soothing
effect on the sores. I left off everything else in favor of this balm, and
applied it liberally every day to the
affected parts. In a remarkably "short
time, considering the obstinate nature of my disease, we saw traces of
improvement, which encouraged us to
persevere with the Zam-Buk treatment. Zam-Buk reduced the discoloration, then the hard swelling began
to show traces of leaving, the sores
seemed to bo less angry, and' in about
three week' time most of the sores
were healing nicely. To cut a long
story short, I continued with the Zam-
Buk treatment until my face was
cleared completely of nil traces of the
troublesome and painful eczema."
Zam-Buk is a sure oure for cuts,
lacerations, burns, eczema, ringworm,
poisoned wounds, festering sores, bad
leg, and all skin injuries and diseases.
It is also a cure for piles. Druggists
and Stores everywhere sell at 50c. a
box, or post free from Zam-Buk Co.,
Toronto on receipt of price. You are
warned against cheap and harmful
imitations sometimes represented aa
"just as good."
The Lay of the Hen
"The spring has eome, it's time to
Ideas and egglets, too;
All winter long, in rain or shine,
I've laid right in for you.
Now please go 'way and let me 'lone,
Yours truly please forget;
I'm tired of laying all the while,
I want to stop and set."
Pointer to Kissers
Never kiss a girl while the scent of
cigarettes is on your lips, for the next
fellow who conies along may think
s'.i'i has been doing the smoking.
Father (proudly)—I believe, my
dear, that boy of ours knows as much
as I do.
Mother—Yes, poor,Iittle fellow! It's
too bad that he doesn't know any
it:-"Shiloh's Cure will always
cure  my coughs  and  colds."
By and by a man gets tired of asking for his daily bread and he insists
on having pie and cake.
Mlnard's Liniment Cures Burns, etc.
In the Public Eye
Washington Star—And you will not
be downcast in case of defeat?
Certainly not. A man can keep before the public as a candidate even
more effectively than as an official.
Somu persons are more susceptible
to coldB than others, contracting derangements of tho pulmonary organs
from the slightest causes. These
should always have at hand a bottle
of Bickle's Anti-Consumptive Svrup,
the present day sovereign remedy for
coughs, catarrh and inflammation of
I the lungs. It will effect a cure no
matter how severo the cold may be.
You cannot afford to be without a
remedy like Bickle's, for it is the best.
Horses would be spared much suffering and the owners have less "lost
time" if a little forethought and attention were given to collars and harness. There is absolutely no reason
for ill-fitting or dragging harness.
Three months of this year have (one and you are run
right dowa I  If you are "played out" In 3 months how
can you hope to keep up for the rest of the yeir?  Read
i following story from B.C. and receive the hope it gives to
every wesry, worn snd played-out man and womsn.
"Mrs. Worden has taken four bottles of PSYCHINE and it hss made a new
woman of her. Before she suned to tike PSYCHINE she could scarcely get around
lo do her work, snd now she un do it without feeling the least fstlgue. I will
strongly recommend PSYCHINE to any one.  It will relieve their suffering."
W. J. WORDEN, Works Point Bsrrscks, Victoria, B.C.
Thte l» Joet whet PSYCHINE wm Intended to do, Thotu««ndi of weetr tollers breve preieed
God tM PSYCHINE, the dreamt of Mice, and many wen on the verge ot decline before the?
heard of It. But no nutter how far (one, PSYCHINE rue proved their Mend and wrought
dallreranoe. PSYCHINE soee to the Mat ot tin trouble, and while It U oreatlng Rich, Bed
Blind. It attacke anr dleeaied serf of the Throat, Lunge, Chtet and Stomaoh. PSYCfflNB
rlfhtlr merlU the title given it br thouranda, Tin. the "Great Tonlo Healer." PSYCHINE It
hlghlr reoommendad br the lledieal Prolenelon because of In (net Tonic propertleeV.II
an appetite and given sew life when all site has .
tailed.   'V I
All Drnfffat* "* St''?** "*•• PSYCHINE at I
M-and 11.-0 a bottle.  Send to Or. T. A. SLOCl'M.
Unaitad. TeroaUL te a FREE TBIAL. '
.It. create!
English Society Woman Who Expeoti
; to Meet President In African Jungle.
Charlotte Mansfield, tbe well known
English authoress, has just started
from England to embark on one of the
most adventurous j mrneys ever undertaken by a woman. She proposes to
go from Cape Town, South Africa, to
Cairo, Egypt, a distance of 5,000 miles,
accompanied by only native guides.
Part of the way lies through practically unexplored country.
Midway In tbe South African Jungle
•he hopes to meet President Roosevelt. Though the meeting place Is not
is yet determined upon, Miss Mansfield thinks It will be somewhere near
Nairobi, north of Lake Tanganyika.
The natives of tbls district are known
to be treacherous and hostile, and ns
Miss Mansfield will be the only white
woman among them the situation Is
likely to prove highly Interesting, to
say the least.
The adventurous woman spent all
her spare time lately In learning bow
to use firearms, so tbat should she be
attacked In making one of the most
perilous trips on record she will be
able to give a good account of herself.
What will carry Miss Mansfield
through successfully Is perhaps the
«3arlng character of her project. Though
nut the first journey made by a white
womaii through j,his portion of Africa,
it is the first time one of ber Bex has
attempted to "go through" on the lines
laid dowu by Miss Mansfield. Most
others who have made the trip have
done so from necessity, going from
one part of the district to another In
order to reach some permanent residence In the country and having as little to do with the natives as possible.
With Miss Mansfield, however. It Is
different. She Intends to try to "affiliate" with the natives, to learn their
habits of thought and to study their
customs. She Is a great believer In
the psychology of the native races,
and, as she Is somewhat of a seer herself, will strive to get "en rapport"
with the aborigines In a way hitherto
undreamed of by others.
Despite all Miss Mansfield's disclaim.
era as to the danger that may attend
her In passing through this country,
persons acquainted with the matter
soy thnt It Is n risky thing for n woman to do. She haR nlrendy received
hosts of letters from white residents In
Africa—wholly unknown to her—warning her against undertaking so perilous a trip, but. as all her arrange-
inentR are now made, she says there Is
no turning back.
Miss Mansfield huR achieved fame In
England In various walks of life. She
Is a well known author and as a poet
enjoys the distinction of being called
the "Ella Wheeler Wilcox" of Eng.
i       Musieal Leadership Her Goal.
Mrs. Meredith, daughter-in-law of
George Meredith, novelist, stepped
into the breach In Harrowgate the
other day and wielded the baton as
substitute for the conductor of tbe
municipal orchestra, one of the best In
England. It was one of the few tlmcB
in England that a womaii has conducted an Important orchestra, nnd so
mnch publicity has followed thnt Mrs.
Meredith has been Invited to dlrer-t
other bands throughout the country at
special performances. She Is a music
lover and dally entertains her father-
in-law at the plnno. She has been successful ns a composer of songs and Is
ambitious to write nn opera. She believes English composers will hold
their own with German. French nnd
Italians In operatic compositions, nnd
she has made tbe prediction thot the
next great magician of music will be
a woman. This seems like a rash promise, but Mrs. Meredith argues that, ns
Charlotte Bronte rose to grent heights
as n novelist and Elisabeth Browning
achieved distinction as a poet, matching that of Rosa Bonheur as a painter,
it Is blind prejudice to hold women
are unequal to n great operatic work.
.     The Good Will Habit.
A habit of holding u kindly attitude
of mind toward everybody has a powerful iutluence upon the character. It
lifts the mind above petty jealousies
and meannesses. It encircles and enlarges the whole life. Where we meet
people, no matter If they are strangers,
we feel a certain kinship with and
friendliness for them if we have formed the good will habit.
In other words, the kindly habit, the
good will habit, makes us feel more
sympathy for everybody. And If we
radiate this helpful, friendly feeling
others will reflect it back to us.
On the other hand, If we go through
life with a cold, selfish mental attitude,
caring only for our own, always looking for the main chance, only thinking
of what will further our own Interest,
our own comfort, totally Indifferent to
others, this attitude will after awhile
harden the feelings and the affections,
and we shnll become dry, pessimistic
and uninteresting.
The Confessions of a Clever Girl.
The secret Is out. A girl who has a
reputation for being extremely clever
and brilliantly original bos confessed
that she Is hot original at oil. Neither, says she, Is she' clever. She |s
merely observing She keeps her eyes
open nnd makes use of what other
people have found out.
Possibly you know n girl who has n'
reputation for being very clever In her
way of doing things. Her little dress
accessories are always different and
always attractive If you are invited
by her to a fiinnor or luncheon or in
Informal thimble party you are pet*
fectly sure before you start, that the
whole affair will be marked with original little touches. Tbe place cards,
the favors and the entertainment planned will be unique and a little different from the ordinary kind. In a burst
of enthusiasm you say to your hostess:
"Ob, but you are so clever! How do
you ever think up such pretty things?"
In all probability she will tell you
that she doesn't think of them at ail-
that she just copies them. This you
may set down to modesty, but In nine
cases out of ten it is the truth.
That girl has merely strained herself to be observing. She reads tbe
papers and magazines, and when a
clever Idea Is suggested sbe cuts It ont
and files It away in her book of suggestions. When she sees salad served
in a new way at some smart dinner
she makes a mental note of It, and tbe
next time sbe has a guest she tries
her new salad, course.
So, while tbls girl has made for herself a reputation of being extremely
clever, according to her own way,
she is not clever at all. She merely
uses tbe things that other people have
thought of. So tbere is really little excuse, after all, for tbe woman who ia
Invariably satisfied with the commonplace. The better ways are hers for
the taking.
Much Dancing In the Capital.
Washington has gone dancing mad.
Never was dancing such a craze, and
notwithstanding hints that sucb capers
were not beseeming tbe chief executive of the United States the president recently has thrown dull care to
tbe winds and sought diversion In the
gay waltz and the spirited barn dance.
Miss Roosevelt has been the reason
for giving weekly dances In the White
House since the first of tbe year, and
all Washington, young, old and middle
aged, has set out to dance. The president is as skillful In picking a way
through the Intricacies of modern
waltzing as through hunting country.
He enters into the festive spirit and
dances vigorously. Grizzled generals
and stately admirals and diplomatists
so covered with honors and decorations as to look like the kaiser lead
forth the blushing buds and whirl in
the barn dance. This lively measure
Is the favorite.
New Jars For Cereala.
The newest jars for cereals, herbs
and condiments are so attractive that
they may very properly adorn a room
other than the kitchen.
They are In opal ware, In oddly
shaped bottles and jars, and show designs in bright colors. The cherry
displays a most natural looking bunch
of tbls fruit below tbe label, and the
rooster shows this bird In all his vanity. Tbere are fifteen pieces In all.
The price for tbe set complete is $7.
As a wedding gift tbese jars would
be much appreciated—Indeed, probably
more than an expensive piece of bric-
She Caught the Germ.
Dollle had been away with her parents, and. being very keen on old
china, they had gone Into many shops
to look at pieces, and she had beard
much talk about the various marks
nnd tbe consequent value of the china.
Some time after a sailor friend was
visiting tbem and showed her a tattoo
mark on bis arm.
"Oh, .mamma, do come and look,"
exclaimed Dollle.
And then after watching her mother
examining the mark she added, "Is he
valuable, mother!"
Mrs. Browning and Her Grandmamma.
A copy of Mrs. Browning's "Battle
of Marathon." the epic she wrote In
ber thirteenth year, has been sold for
$400. Tbe value of the volume was no
doubt Increased by the autograph of
the author, who presented this particular copy to her "dearest grandma" as
a birthday gift. Even that little attention did not prevent grandmamma
from saying that she had far rather
see Elizabeth's hemming more carefully finished than to hear so much of
her bookish achievements.
Russian Tea Jelly.
Russian tea jelly, wblch Is sometimes served like a frappe In place of
Ices at afternoon "at homes." Is easily
made. Turn two and a half cupfuls of
boiling water and tbe juice of a lemon
over four heaping tnhlespoonfuls of
tea, add a heaping tablespoonful of
gelatin dissolved and a little sugar.
Stir thoroughly and strain Into a wet
Spinach as a Salad.
Cold eplnoch left In the vegetable
dish after dinner Is good served ngaln
In the form of. a salad. Season It well
with salt nnd pepper, dress with mayonnaise and decorate with a few small
lettuce leaves and one or two hard
boiled eggs sliced crosswise. A tiny
young onion sliced may be sprinkled
over the salad or alternntcd with the
slices of eggs ns a garnish.
What Dr. Anna Shaw 8ayi.
Mr. Roosevelt's letter on woman's
suffrage provoked a reply from the
Rev. Anna A. Shaw at Buffalo the
other day. She declared thnt the president evidently was nut fully Informed
on the subject, adding, "But. then, he
writes on bo many different subjects
thnt. It la not possible for him to be
thoroughly Informed on all of tbem."
Ladles, Take Notice.
Mrs. Sarah Piatt Decker says that
oome day she will write a paper on
the subject of Ink, as In her travels
shout the country she has never found
more than five or six women, otherwise good housekeepers, who had Ink
bottles with decent writing fluid In
tbem. and bow many women feel an
mswerlng throb of symputhyl
Mies Woolley'e Belief Is They Have a
Sense of the Values of Life.
"It isn't the number of marriages, it
is the quality of marriages, tbat mat-
iers, both to us and to future generations," said Miss Mary P. Wooiley, I
president of Mount Holyoke college. In
her talk at a college alumnae luncheon
held recently. "College women," she
raid, "have a sense of the values of
life. Their attitude town d marriage
Is not unlike that of the little girl who
Was being tutored in ethics.
'"What Is tbe best thing nnd the
hardest thing in the world to do?'
asked the teacher, expecting the child
to say. 'Tell the truth.'
" 'Getting married,' piped the pupil."
Miss Wooiley said she believed the
professional woman's love of home
was deeper and stronger often than
tbat of tbe nonprofessional woman.
"As to whether women ought to go
out In the world, ought to be economically Independent—tbat Is a question
to be decided by the Individual. It depends on temperament, the individual
needs. It Is entirely personal. The
question of what woman's work Is
was never so broad as It is today or
bo III defined."
. Miss Wooiley adjured the college women to work for the welfare of "the
homeless newsboys, the women herded in tenements which It Is a travesty
to call homes" and especially "to abolish sweatshops If it takes every drop
of bargain loving blood you have In
your veins."
Dr. Balllet, another speaker at this
luncheon, said tbe life of America's'
higher Institutions of learning was seriously threatened by the readjustments that were taking place. "But
we can more easily spare men's colleges than women's colleges." he said.
"Men's work In the world seems to
demand that they specialize: women
can afford time to take a broad, liberal
training. They do not require to spe>
clallze so much. Perhaps nature has
specialized them less."
Sentences One Quotes, but Often Can't
The phrase "leave no stone unturned" is frequently employed In everyday conversation, but yet nine people
out of ten who use It would be unable
to tell Its derivation.
Tbe expression Is taken from "Euripides" and relates to an answer given
by the Delphic orocle to PolyOates
about treasure buried by Xerxes' general, Mardonlus, on the' battlefield of
The oracle said that to discover the
treasure It would be necessary to
(translated literally) "turn every
stone." which has gradually taken the
form of "leave no stone unturned-
used nowadays.
"A Feather In His Cap."
This familiar saying originated In
warlike days, when it was customary
for knights to honor sucb of their followers as distinguished themselves In
battle by presenting them with a
feather to wear In their caps, which
when not In armor wns the covering
of their heads, and no one was permitted that privilege who had not "killed
bis man."
Why They're "Quakers."
Members of the Society of Friends
are frequently designated by outsiders
as "Quakers." but few people probably
have any Idea that Quakers Is a nickname given In scorn.
George Fox, the founder of the sect,
gives the origin of the name in his
journal: "Justice Benuett of Derby
was the first to call us 'Quakers.' be-
eause I bade blm quake and tremble
at tbe word of the Lord." This occurred In 1050.
He Is a Marked Man, and Hie Chaneee
of Escape Are Few.
"The most persistently trailed lawbreaker In tbe L'ulted States today is
tbe deserter from, the army." said a
captain of the United States army.
"From the time he is found missing
at the post where he is stationed nntll
the Inevitable hour wben an officer of
any of a dozen different federal and
civic denominations lands blm In custody he is a criminal marked for punishment, and be Is shrewd indeed If he
escapes. ,
"Four-fifths of the deserters are foreign born and professional army deserters with bad records left behind
them In Europe. These men, as I understand It, deserted from armies in
the old countries, came here In search
of work, didn't get anything to suit
tbem and joined our forces only to get
tired nnd want to quit again. What
they get In the end Is a term In the
guardhouse or In the national prison
for bad soldiers.
"Beside the chances of an escaping
soldier to get away from bis punishment that of an ordinary jallbroaker,
bounded by civil officers, Is a bagatelle. In the first place, a soldier In or
out of uniform Is a soldier In habits
and carriage, with the telltale step
and mannerisms of the service. The
lockstep of the state prison will wear
away because It Is only an incidental
of prison life, and the convict doing
time can do It more or less perfectly,
according to bis Inclination or tbe
watchfulness of the guard, bnt tbe
whole life of the soldier is soldiering,
and he can never get away from it
"Now, turn a man so marked out In
the world with a fifty dollar rewnrd on
his head and send to every village
postofflce, police station, constable,
sheriff and United States marshal In
the whole country his accurate de-
scriptlon and a picture of him In two
attitudes and you have placed htm in
the predicament of the deserting soldier and narrowed his chances to an
infinitesimal bit of progress within
fifty miles from tbe starting point
without arrest."
The captain said that more money
was probably spent by the government
in advertising a deserter than the reward of $50 offered for bis capture.
A Luncheon Dish.
Smelts skewered in rings with heads
»nd tails together, dipped In milk and
Dour and fried In deep fat make an attractive fish course.
Garnish the plate on wblcb they are
served with cress and slices of lemon
that bave been dipped In minced parsley. If they are to make tbe main
part of tbe meal, serve tbem around a
mound of potato or make a potato border and serve the fish rings In a
The smelts may be skewered wltb a
toothpick, and the skewer may be removed after the fish Is cooked,' as the
ring will usually keep its shape.
Varying Views of the Different Members of the Family.
Tbls Is what tbe Browns bad to say
of the latest addition to the family:
The Mother-Oh, Isn't be the cutest,
grandest, handsomest, smartest little
fellow in the whole world? Such eyes!
Such features! Sucb shoulders! And
hear him talk, will you? Why, he understands perfectly every word I say.
The Father—There's a boy for you!
Smith will brag about tbat kid of bis,
will he? Well, you just wait until this
youngster Is a mouth old, and I'll take
the conceit out of Smith!
Little Bobby-So that's what the
stork brought, eh? Gee, the stork must
have it In for this family!
Little Bella—Oh, ma, he's swallowed
all bis teeth, and all h's hair's blowed
Bachelor Brother—I don't want to
cause you folks any anxiety, but he's
the smallest human being 1 ever saw
outside of a dime museum. You want
to feed him upon roast beef and porterhouse steak right away.
Uncle Jack (a dog faucieri-Is his
nose cold? Hold him up by tbe back
of his neck and we'll see if he's got
any nerve.
Grandma—Tbere yon go, spoiling the
child as soon as he has bis eyes open!
I Buppose when he's a month old we
shall all have to stand on our heads to
amuse him! Give me that Infant this
Instant before he has colic and dlesl
The Family Cat-Well, that settles
my hash! It's either hunt a new home
or become a tailless feline Inside of a
month. Why, that kid's got a grip on
blm like a longshoreman's!
The Baby—Goo-goo! Goo-goo! Goo-
goo-goo-goo! Or, In other words, I'll
make It good and hot for this family
about midnight!
In massaging wrinkles use the tips
of the fingers nnd thumb, always
working across the line. Never follow
the lines of tbe creases.
Washing the eyes morning and
night In water as hot as It can be
borne If a wonderful tonic for those
useful servants, which are ao easily
When a child is restless from teething it can often be quieted by giving
It a warm bath. The water should be
as hot ob can be endured without
bnrnlng. Do not allow tbe child to
itay In the bath long, or weakness will
To reduce the hlpa stand up straight
ind by bending forward make the (Inner tips touch the Door. Do not wear
tight clothing and do not bend the
knees. Tbls Is nn old exercise, known
is the "setting tip" exercise, and Is
nuob used in the army .for this purpose.
Often when one hns n cold the eyes
feel hot and nre red nnd Inflamed The
best wny to effect a cure Is to bntbe
the eyes frequently with a solution of
boric acid and water. If the eyes do
lot feel Improved after your cold dls-
tppenrs It would be well to consult aa
Hie Name Wai Sufficient.
Son Malntii, the famous Sicilian duelist, seemed to have stepped Into our
prosaic modern life straight from the
pages of Brantome. His fame had
done more than penetrate the four corners of Europe. It bad reached his
own borne. Some misguided Sicilian
bandits held up a coach one night and
summoned Its solitary traveler to
come out. From the shadowy deptbs
of the vehicle came two short sentences in a cold, staccato voice:
"Spread out your cloaks. The mud
must not spoil my limits when I descend." Tbe cutthroats tied with the
awe striking whisper of "San Maluto"
upon their quivering lips.—Loudon Telegraph.
The Limit.
"What did the doctor say was the
matter wltb you?"
"He said he didn't know."
"Well, what doctor are you going to
"None. When a doctor dares to make
auch an admission as that he must be
about as high In his profession as hs
can get."—London Mall.
Following Directions.
Mr. McRooney (slightly Indisposed)-
'Tls not enough av tbese pills yea got
me, Koran. It says, begorry. "Take
from fwo t' four Iv'ry nlgbt," an', bad
cess t' thlm, OI've took tlilm all, an
'tls only quarter past 3.-Puck.
"What was the most remarkable episode you ever witnessed?"
"Well. I once saw a woman close a
street car door."-Loals-dlle Courlet
Good  Pointi  For  Guilty  Members of!
the Community.
Have you on your bookshelves the
first volume of a /our volume edition
de luxe uuuibered Lei of "The Count
of Monte Orlsto— ful! levant, limited
edition, hand sewed, deckled edges,
If you have, you know you borrowed
It, and you bad better take it back.
Perhaps you don't know from whom
you borrowed It. Neither does the
woman who lent It know to wbom she
lent It, worse luck, and there for years
that gaping row In her bookcase has
leered at her like a man with a missing front tooth.
Through tears of aggravation she
gazes at those three remaining volumes—useless without the first
"Lost!" you any. "Why, the thing
can't be lost. Books like tbat aren't
dropped inadvertently upon the street.
People don't sweep them up by mistake In their dustpans. It must be
somewhere." Yes, but who's to know
Some day the lost and found columns of the newspapers will contain
a notice like this:
"Will the person who borrowed my
second volume of 'Lamb's Essays'
please return It at my expense and receive reward?- No questions asked.".
If this doesn't work tbere would be
n profitable field for some one who
would organize a sort of secret service
book detective agency.
Now, It Is a beautiful thing to lend
books. It adds to tbe joy of having
them to share tbem with other people, but sharing doesn't usually mean
It's no crime to borrow a book either.
It gives one n delightful sense of comradeship with the person from whom
you borrow.
But tbe point Is to return It.
There's a moral in all this, by the
way, for tbe lenders as well as for
the ' offending borrowers. The good
lady who mourns her precious first
volume was a little at fault herself.
In the first place, she was not sure
that her name was In the book, so
tbat tbe guilty person may be as much
at sea as herself. If her name bad
been in the book the matter would
have been promptly reduced to one of
willful curolessness.
In the second place, even If books
are clearly marked with the name nnd
address of their owners, human nature
Is weak nnd forgetful. No one should
lend a book without making a note of
it on n little card or notebook kept for
tbe purpose. Then it's a simple matter to gently Jog the memory of tbe
erring friend. But, now that we are
speaking of it. It wouldn't do any
harm for all tbe Inveterate and pernicious book borrowers to just take inventory and cast up accounts and then
take back some of those borrowed
Interesting Experiment That Mystifies
Until Explained.
The toy balloon that you buy from
the man on tbe street corner Is a pretty thing to play with for a day. bnt
then Its color becomes deadened. Its
beautiful roundness departs, and It
looks like a misshapen, wrinkled ghost
of Itself. But though It can no longer
perform the duty for which It was
made and sail proudly aloft to the extent of Its tether, a ball of brilliant
red. It still bas the power to afford
amusement to little folk and In a way
that yon would scarcely expect.
Take up the poor, wilted little thing
and lay It.on the edge of a chair or a
table. It seems dead beyond the power of anything to restore It to life. Rut
let a woman or a girl stand near It
and then start away from It at a ran,
all through the room, out Into the ball
and Into another room, and see bow
tbe dead thing will come to life, for It
will follow her everywhere at a distance of two or three feet moving rap-
Idly if she moves rapidly, slowly If she
moves slowly, stopping If sbe stops—
In fact It seems to be endowed with
1                 'VPtU.atyjp
B*J^* ^\
Made of Flexible Material to Conform
to Shape of Pocket.
A handy little pocket savings bank
that is sure to prove popular Is shown
In the Illustration below, the invention of an Illinois man. At one time
tbe pocket savings bank was In great
demand; but, being constructed of
metal, It was weighty And. cumbersome In the pocket. This objection Is
overcome In the one shown here. Being made almost entirely of leather,
with the exception of tbe small metal
Blot for the reccptlou of tbe coin, II
can readily be carried without Inconvenience in any pocket Being pliable
mid flexible, it readily conforms to
Ihe shape of the pocket Tbe Idea of
the Inventor Is to make these pocket
savings banks as cheaply ns possible,
so tbut tbey must be destroyed to remove tbe contents. A new one can
then be purchased at an outlay ot a
few cents.
A New Veil Roll.
Wblch Isn't a roll at all. because It's
i stick, owing to tbe manner ot Its
making and to the present width of
veils. It looks like a stick of mint candy nnd Is made of six Inch white satin
rlblmii edged wltb bnlf Inch red satin-
ribbon and then twisted in a bias twirl
exactly like striped candy down a
long pustelionrd roll. Tbe roll has first
been covered with scented cotton, and
Hie whole thing bus a delicious look
when finished.
Qypiy Earrings.
Among all the other new earrings
that appear come the old fashioned
loops of gold, known ns the gypsy ear-
tings. They were offered by tne leading
shops during the holiday season, and
women nre nlrendy wearing them In
Hie do y an well ns the evening.
Tbe loops have no gems set In then.
They are large and heavy, bang close
io the neck and nre clamped to the
,ar with a small round ball.
•ran tot balloon follows.
life and regulates Its movements by
hers. It acts precisely as If it were
tied to the girl's dress.
This apparently mysterious action of
tbe half empty balloon Is caused by
tbe displacement of tbe air by the
girl's movements. That is to say. at
every step she takes sbe pushes the
air In front of ber aside add leaves a
bole In tbe air (or vacuum, as It Is call,
edl In tbe place where she last stood.
Into this partial vacuum a light current of air flows to fill It bearing tho
balloou wltb It The more rapidly tho
girl moves the faster will the balloon
follow, because tbe more air Is thus)
It takes a woman or a girl to sue- .
ceed In this experiment because her
skirts make more of a vacuum tban
a man's clothing can make.—Philadelphia Record.
Patients at Japanese Health Resort
Live In the Water.
The Japanese are fond of bathing In
extremely hot water. Tbey are. In
fact, tbe most cleanly, according to
our western notion, of any of the eastern peoples. Their bath Is taken as
frequently as twice a day, often at a,
temperature of about 110 degrees E\,
bii.vs the Chicago News.
An odd description bas been given ot
the amphibious lives, half In water
and half out, like frogs, led by the visitors at a health resort where there
are warm mineral springs In tbe heart
of the Japanese mountnlns. Patients
at this sanitarium often remain in the
water for a month at a time. At night
they put a stone on their laps to keep
them from floating downstream. And
If it should be objected tbat this Is am
unhealthy method of conducting a
health resort reference bus only to bo
made to the caretaker of the establishment, a hearty old man over eighty
years of age, wbo frequently remains
In the batb all winter, directing tbe
business of tbe place from n station
waist deep In tbe warm, flowing water.
Can You Tell?
What literary person Is disguised!
thus: (1) Not short and a male? <2|
Not wet and tbe lion's borne? (3i A.
slang phrase? (4) A species of tree?
Co To put away? (Ol Cries of wild unl-
malB? (Tl A brave general? (Si Used
to unlock wltb? (Ol An unpleasant sensation? (10) Used by sculptors? (Ill
A European country? <12i Unsettled
water? (id) Not far away? (Hi Small
bodies of water? (lili What Diana
was the goddess of? (IOi A boy's name
ind a weight?
Answers: 1. Longfellow; 2, Dryden;
3. Dickens; 4, Hawthorne; S. Stowa;
II, Howclls; T, Scott: 8, Key; 0. Payne;
10. Clay: 11. Holland: 12. Riley; 13,
Nye; 14. Drunks; 15. Hunt; 10, Carlton,
-Philadelphia Ledger.
Some Odd Fishes.
Among tbe more curious of tbe fishes
received lately at the New York city
aquarium from Bermuda wns a slippery dick. Tbe slippery dick Is only a
little fish not more than five or six1
Inches long, but It is shapely and remarkable for lis coloring. Its bend Is
of a dark green, and In a solid line just
hack of Its bead runs a well defined
band of n lighter color than either head
or body, like a collar.
The Date of Easter,
Following Is the rule by which the
(late of Easter Is fixed: Faster day
always the first Sunday after the full
moon thnt falls on or next after March
tl. nnd If the full moon falls on n Sunday Enster day Is the Sunday tbenj-
■fter. Tills will explain why tbe data
rarles to mnch.
The Opal
Author •f"G/x Myet.ry ef e Heneoro C.b."
"IMt Menderin'e Fen," Etc.
Copyright, K05, by G. W. Dll'lnx-
ham Company.
"A demon?"
"Yes," snid tbe woman emphatically,
"as a rule he was a timid, nervous
little man, like a frightened rabbit.
and would not bnrm a fly. But drink,
as you know, changes a nature to the
contrary of what It actually is."
"I have heard that."
"You would have seen an example
In Lemuel," sbe retorted. "When he
drank brandy, he became a king, a
aultan. From being timid he became
bold; from not harming any one he
was capable of murder. Often In bis
fits did be lay violent hands on me.
But I managed to escape. When sober be would moan and apologize in
a provoklngly tearful manner. I
hated and despised blm," she went on,
with flashing eyes, but careful to
keep her voice from reaching the gamblers. "I was a fool to marry him.
My father was a farmer, and I had a
good education. I was attracted by
the good looks of Lemuel and ran
nway with him from my father's farm
In Buckinghamshire."
"That's where Stowley Is," murmured Paul.
"Stowley?" echoed Mrs. Krill, wboae
ears were very sharp. "Yes, I know
that town.   Why do you mention it?"
"The opal serpent brooch with which
your husband's lips were fastened
was pawned there."
"I remember." said Mrs. Krlll calmly. "Mr. Pasb told me. It bas never
been found out how the brooch came
to fasten the lips—so horrible It was!"
She shuddered.
"No. My father bought the brooch
from   tbe   Stowley   pawnbroker  and
"Stoulei* f" echoed Mrt. Krlll.
gave It to. my motber, who sent It
to me. "When I had an accident I lost
It, but wbo picked it up I can't say."
"Tbe assassin must have picked It
up," declared Mrs. Krlll decisively,
"else It would not have been used In
that cruel way, thougb why such a
brooch should have been used at all
I can't understand. I suppose my
husband did not tell you why he
wanted to buy the brooch?"
"Who told you that he did?' asked
Paul quickly.
"Mr. Pasb. He told me all about tbe
matter, but not the reason wby my
husband wanted the brooch."
"Pash doesn't know," said Beecot,
"nor do I. Your husband fainted when
I first showed him the brooch, but I
don't know why. He said nothing."
Again Mre. Krlll's face, In spile of
her enre, showed n sense of relief at
his Iguorance. "But I must get back to
ray story," she said In a hard tone.
"We have to leave soon. I ran nway
with Lemuel, who wns then traveling
with Jewelry. He knew a good deai
about jewelry, yon know, which he
turned to uceount In his pnwnbroklng."
"Yes, and nuiasscd a fortune thereby."
"I should never have credited him
with bo much sense," said Mrs. Krlll
contemptuously. "While at Chrlst-
cbnrch he was nothing but a drunkard,
whining whoa sober and a furious
beast when drunk. I managed all the
house and looked after my little daughter. Lemuel led me a dog's life, and
we quarreled Incessantly. At length.
when Maud was old enough to be my
companion, Lemuel ran away. I kept
on the 'li'il Pig and waited for him
to return. But he never came back,
and for over twenty years I beard
nothing of him till I bow the handbills
and his portrait and beard of his death.
Then I came to see Mr. Pasb, and tbe
rest yon know,"
"Bnt wby did he run away?" asked
"I suppose ho grew weary of the life
and the way I detested him," was her
reply. "I don't wonder he ran owoy.
But there, I have told you all. so make
what you can of It. Tell Miss Norman
of my offer nnd mnko her see the wisdom of accepting It. And now"-she
rose nnd held out her hand—"1 must
ran away. Yon will call nnd sec us?
Mr. Hay will Rive you the address."
"What's that?" said Hoy, leaving the
card table,   "Docs Beecot want your
oddress? Certainly." He went to a table and scribbled on a card. "There
,voc are. nunter street, Kensington,
No. 32A. Do come. Beecot. I hope soon
to call on your Bervlces to be my best
man," and he cast a coldly loving look
on Maud, who simply smiled as usual.
By this time the card party had
broken up. Maud had lost a few
pounds and Lord George a great deal.
But Miss Qlan and Hay had won.
"What luck," groaned the young lord.
"Everything seems to go wrong with
"Stop, and we'll try another game
when the ladies have gone," suggested
Hay, his Impassive face lighting up,
"then Beecot"—
"I must go," said tbe young gentlo-
man, who did not wish to be culled
upon as a witness In a possible card
"And I'll go. too," said Lord George.
"Whenever I play with you, Hay, I always seem to lose."
"What do you mean by that?" asked
Grexon fiercely.
"Oh, he doesn't mean anything," Bald
Miss Qlan sweetly und putting her
cloak around ber. "Mr. Beecot, just
take me t*\ my cab."
"I'll take you to your carnage," Bum
Hay, offering an arm to Mrs. Krlll.
which she accepted graciously.
Lord George followed, grumbling,
wltb the ever smiling Maud. Miss
Qlan skipped into a hansom and offered Paul a drive back to town, which
he refused. As the cab was driving
off, she bent down and whispered, "Bo
careful," with a Bide glance at Hay.
Paul laughed. Every one seemed to
doubt Hay. But tbat gentleman handed Mrs. Krill and her daughter Into
their carriage and looked toward Lord
George. "You don't want your revenge tonight?" be asked.
"No, confound you!" said tbe young
man sulkily.
"In that case I'll drive into Kensington with Mrs. Krill ind borrow her
carriage for a trip to Piccadilly. Good
night, Sandal.   Good nlgbt, Beecot."
He waved his hand, and tho ladles
waved the ,-s, and then the three drove
away. Lord George lighted a cigar
and, putting his arm within that of
Beecot, strolled down the road. "Come
to my club," be said.
"No, thank you," answered Paul politely; "I must get home."
"But I wish you'd come. I hate being by myself, and you seem sucb a
good sort of chap."
"Well," said Beecot thinking he
might say a word in season to this
young fool, "I don't gamble."
"Ob, you cry down that, do you?"
"Well, 1 think It's foolish."
"It Is." assented Lord George frankly, "Infernally foolish. And Hay haB
all the luck. 1 wonder If he plays
This was dangerous ground, and
Paul shied. "I really can't say," he
said coldly.   "I don't play cards."
"But what do you know of Hay?"
asked Sandal.
"Only tbat be was at school with
me at Torrlngton. We met by accident the other day, and be asked me to
"Torrlngton? Yes, I had a brother at
that school once," Bald Lord George,
"but you and Hay wouldn't get on
well together, I should think. You're
straight and he's"—
"You forget we bave been dining
with blm," said Paul quickly.
"What of that? I've dined often and
have paid pretty dearly for the privilege. I must have lost at least five
thousand to him within' the last few
"In tbat case I should advise you to
play cards no more. The remedy Is
easy," Bald Paul dryly.
"It Isn't bo easy to leave off cards,"
rejoined Sandal gloomily. "I'm tbat
fond of gambling tbat I only seem to
live when I've got the cards or dice
In my band. I suppose it's like dram
"If you take my advice, Lord George,
you'll give up card playing,"
"With Hay, do you mean?" asked
the other shrewdly.
"With any one. I know nothing
about Hay beyond what I have told
"Humph!" said Sandal. "I don't
think you're a chap like him at all. I
may look a fool, but I ain't and can
see through a brick wall same as most
"Wbo can't see at all," Interpolated
Paul dryly.
"Ha, ha! That's good! But I soy,
about this Hay. what a queer lot he
had there tonight!"
"I can't discuss that," said Paul
stiffly. He wns not one to ent a man's
bread nnd salt and then betray blm.
Snndnl went on as though be hadn't
heard blm. "Thnt actress Is a jolly little woman," said he. "I've seen ber at
tbe Frivolity -a ripping fine singer and
dancer, sbe Is. But those other IndiesP*
"Mrs. and Miss Krlll." I
The young lord stopped short In the
High street. "Where have I beard tbat
name?" be said, looking up to the
stars. "Somewhere—In the country,
maybe. I go down sometimes to tbe
hull—my father's place. I don't, suppose you'd know It. It's three miles
from Chrlstcliurch."
"Iu Hants?" said Paul, feeling he
was on the verge of a discovery.
"Yes.   Hove you been there?"
"No, but I have heard of the place,
There's a hotel there called tho Bed
Tig. which I thought"-
"IIii!" cried young Sandal, stopping
ngiln, nnd with such a shout that pass-
orsby thought he was drunk. "I remember the name. Tbe Red Pig! A
woman called Krlll kept thnt."
"She .can hardly be the same." said
Paul, not wishing to betray tbe lady.
"No; I guess not. She'd hordly hovo
the cheek to sit down with me If she
did. But Krlll! Yes, 1 rcmember-
my aunt, you know."
"Your aunt?"
"Yes," snid Snndul Impatiently: "she
was murdered or committed suicide In
that Red Pig place-Rachel Sandal,
with her unlucky opals."
"Her unlucky onals!    Whit do von
"Why, she had a serpent set with
opals she wore as a brooch, and It
brought her bad luck."
was  close   upon
STw" T  was  close   upon   midnight
g|l     when Paul reached bis gar-
ESgg   ret    Sandal drove blm In a
™W hansom as far as Piccadilly
circus, and from that place Beecot
walked through Oxford street to
Bloomsbury. He had not been able ti»
extract further Information of any Importance from the young lord. It appeared that Lady Rachel Sandal, in
love. with an Inferior, bad quarreled
with her father and bad walked to
Cbrlstchurcb one nlgbt, with the Intention of joining the man she wished to
marry In London. But the nlgbt was
stormy, and Lady Rachel was a frail
woman. She took refuge In the Red
Pig, Intending to go the next morning,
but during the night she was found
strangled In the bedroom sbe had hired.
Sandal could give no details, as the
events happened before he was bom,
and be bad only heard scraps of tho
dreadful story. .
"Some people say Lady Rachel was
murdered," explained Sandal, "and
others that she killed herself. But the
opal brooch, wblch sbe wore, certainly
disappeared. 'But there was such a
scandal over the affair that my grandfather hushed it up. I can't say exactly what took place. But I know It
happened at a small pub kept by a
woman called Krlll. Do you think
this woman Is the same?"
"It's hardly likely," said Paul mendaciously. "How could a woman who.
kept a small public house become suddenly rich?"
"True," answered Lord George as
they Btopped in the circus, "and she'd
have let on she knew about my name
had sbe anything to do with the matter.   All tbe same, I'll ask her."
"Do so," said Paul, stepping out of
the cab. He was perfectly satisfied
that Mrs. Krlll was quite equal to deceiving Sandal. The wonder was tbat
Bhe had not bcld her peace to htm
about the Red Pig.
"You won't come on to my club?"
asked Sandal, leaning out of tbe cab,
"No, thank you," replied Paul. "Good
night."   And be walked away.
Tbe fact is Beecot wished to put
on paper all that he had heard that
night and send it to Hurd. As soon
as he reached his attlo he set to work
and wrote out a detailed account of the
"You might find out if Lady Rachel
committed suicide or whether she was
strangled by some one else." ended
Beecot. "Certainly the mention of the
serpent brooch Is curious. This may
be tbe event In Norman's past life
wblch led him to change his name."
Paul wrote much more and then
went out to post the letter. It was
after midnight when be did, so there
was not much chance of Hurd getting
tbe letter before the second or third
post the next day. But Paul felt that
he bad done his duty and bad sup-'
piled the Information as speedily as
possible, so be went to Bleep wltb a
quiet mind, In spite of tbe excitement
of the evening. But next morning be
was unable to sit down to bis desk as
usual and felt disinclined to go to the
newspaper office, so he walked to Jubl-
leetown to see how Sylvia was getting
along.  Deborah met him at the gate.
"Well, I never, Mr. Beecot!" said Mrs.
Tawsey, with ber red arms akimbo In
her usual attitude. "This Is a sight for
sore eyes. Won't my pretty be 'sppy
this day, Bay what you may! She's
a-makin' out bills fur them as 'ad
washln' done, bless ber 'eart for a clever beauty."
"How is business?" asked Paul, entering the gate which Deborah opened.
"Bless you, Mr. Beecot, I'll be a lady
of fortlng soon," answered the proprietress of tbe laundry. "The way washing 'ave come in is jest amazin'. One
'ud think folk never 'ad no linen done
up afore an' that they never did 'ave,"
said Deborah, rubbing ber nose hard,
"in my way, wblcb Is a way. It you'd
only send along your shirts, Mr, Beecot I'd bo proud to show you what
can be done with fronts, an' no thumb
nails down them to spile their loveliness."
Paul did not reply to tbls. but laughed absently. He was wondering If Deborah had ever beard her master drop
any hint as to bis having come from
the place where Mrs. Krlll resided and
asked the question on tbe spur of the
"Do you know Chrlstcliurch, In
Deborah rubbed ber nose harder and
looked at him doubtfully,
"Me as said ns I'd no relatives isust
tell the truth now, as I 'ave," said ihe
rather Incoherently, "for my sister, Tilly Junk, worked for some one In that
there place for years. But we never
got on well, she beln' upsettln' an'
masterful, so arsk her to my weddln' I
didn't, an' denied relatives exlstln',
which they do, sbe beln' alive ten years
ago, when she larst wrote."
"You bave not heard from her since?"
asked Paul Inquisitively.
"Sir, you may hum me or prison me
or put me In pillories," said Mrs. Tawsey, "but deceive you I won't Mo an'
Tilly, not beln' of 'nppy matchln', don't
correspond. We're Londlng both," exclaimed Deborah, "father 'nvln' bin a
'awker, but why she went to tbe country or why I stopped In Gwynne street
no one knows. And may I arsk, Mr.
Beecot. why you arsk of thnt place?"
"Your late master came from Christ-
church, Mrs. Tawsey. Did you never
bear him mention It?"
"Tbat I never did. for close he was,
Mr. Beecot, Bay what you like I never knowed but what he'd pnwned nnd
sold them bnokses all his blessed life,
for all the tnlkln' he did. If I'd hn'
knowed," added Deborah, lifting ber
red finger, "as he'd bin married afore
snd Intended to cast out my lovely
queen I'd ha' strangled him myself."
"He bad no Intention of casting out
Sylvia," snid Paul musingly; "he cer
tainly left the money to her."
"Then why 'ave that other got It?"
"Sylvia's  name  wasn't   mentioned.
and Miss Krill Is legally entitled as
the legitimate daughter."
"Call her what you like, she's a cat,
as her motber Is afore ber," said Mrs.
Tawsey indignantly, "and not young
at that   Thirty and over, as I'm t llv-
in' woman."
"Oh, I don't think Miss Krlll Is as
old as that"
"Being n man you wouldn't, sir, meu
beln' blind to wrinklings and paint
But paint sbe do. the bussey, and
young she ain't Over thirty, If I die
for the sayln' of it."
"But Mrs. Krlll was married to your
master only thirty years ago."
"Then more shame to 'er," snapped
Deborah masterfully, "for she ain't
an honest woman If the signs of age
Is bellevln'. Will I write to my sister
Tilly, as I don't love, Mr. Beecot nnd
arsk If she knowed master when he
wos In that there place, which she
ain't 'ave, seeing she's bin tbere but
ten year, and he awny twenty?"
"No, Deborah, you'd better say nothing. The case Is In Hurd's hands. I'll
tell him what you say and leave the
matter to blm. But you must be deceived about Miss Krlll's age."
"I've got two eyes an' a nose," retorted Mrs. Tawsey, "so don't talk
of deceiving. Thirty and more Bhe
Is, the hUBsey, let ber Jezebel of a
mar lie as Bhe like, nn' can say what
you will, Mr. Beecot. But there's my
pretty smllln' from the winder and
tbe tub's a-waltin', so you go in and
smooth 'er affections while I see that
Mrs. Purr irons tbe shirts, which she
do lovely, there's no denyln'. Hob!"
And Deborah plunged round tbe corner of the house.
Paul walked through tbe newly created garden, In which he bow many
proofs of Sylvia's love for flowers, and
reached the door in time to take the
girl in his arms. She was flushed and
joyful; and ber eyes were as bright
as stars. "Paul, darling," she Bald
as tbey entered the Bitting room,
where she was struggling wltb the accounts, "I'm bo glad you are here.
What's nine times nine?"
"EIghty-one,"snld Paul, looking at the
long list of figures Sylvia bad been
trying to add up. "Why do you make
your bead ache with these accounts,
"I must help Debby. Paul, and I get
on very well with the aid of an arithmetic." And she pointed to a small
scboolbook which she had evidently
been studying.
"Let me take the burden from your
shoulders," sold her lover, smiling,
and sat down at the table, whlcb was
strewn with bills. In about an hour
he had arranged all these and had
made them out neatly to Deborah's
various customers. Then he directed
the envelopes, and Sylvia sealed them
up. All the time they laughed and
chatted and despite the .dull toll thoroughly enjoyed themselves. "But I
am glad to see. Sylvia," said Beecot,
pointing to three library volumes lying on the Bofn, "thnt you enjoy yourself occasionally."
"Oh." sold Sylvia, pouncing on these,
"I'm bo glad you spoke. Paul! I wanted to say something to you. 'The Confessions of a Tbug.'" sbe read out and
looked at Paul.   "Have you read It?"
Beecot nodded. "By Colonel Meadows Taylor. A very Interesting book,
but rather a bloodthirsty one for you,
"Debby got It," confessed Miss Norman, "along with some other books,
from a literary customer who''could
uot pay his bill. It Is very strange.
Paul, that 'The Confessions of a Thug'
should be among the books."
"Really. I don't see why," smiled
Beecot fingering tbe old fashioned
"Ifs tbe .finger of fate. Paul." said
Sylvia eolemuly. Then, seeing her IdV-
er look puzzled, "1 menu Unit I should
find out what goor Is."
"Goor?" Paul looked more puzzled
than ever.
"It's an Indian word." explained Sylvia, "and means coarse sugar. Tbe
thugs eat It before tbey strangle any
"Oh," laughed Beecot "and you
think your father waa strangled by a
thng? My dear child, the thugs were
stamped out years ago. You'll rend
all about It In the preface of that book,
If 1 remember, but It's loug since I
read tbe work. Besides, darling," he
added, drawing her to him caressingly,
"the thugs never came to England."
"Paul." said Sylvia, still more solemnly and resenting the laugh, "do yon remember the thug that came Into tbe
"Oh. you mean the street hawker that
Bart Bpoke of? Yes, I remember that
Buck an Indian entered, according to
Bart's talc, and wanted to sell boot
laces, while that young Imp Tray was
dancing on poor Bart's body. But the
Indian wasn't a thug, Sylvia."
"Yes. he was," she exclaimed excitedly. "Iloknr, be said he was, and Ho-
knr was a thug. Remember the handful of coarse brown sugar he left on
the counter? Didn't Bart tell you of
Paul started. "Yes, by Jove, he did!"
was his reply.
"Well, then," said Sylvia triumphantly, "that sugar was goor,, nnd the thugs
ent It before strangling any one, and
father wus strangled."
Beecot could not but be Impressed.
"It la certainly very strange," he sold,
looking at tbe book, "and It was queer
your father should have been strangled
on the very night when this Indian Ho-
kar left the sugar on the counter, A
coincidence, Sylvia, darling."
"No. Why should Hokar leave tho
sugnr at all?"
"Well, he didn't eat It, and therefore,
If he was a thug, be would have done
so bad be intended to strangle your
"I don't know." said Sylvia, wllr. n.
look of obstinacy ou her pretty face.
"But remember the cruel, way in which
my father was killed, Paul. It's just
what an Indian would do, and then the
sugar—oh, I'm quite sure this hawker
committed the crime."
Beecot shook his head and strove to
dissuade her from entertaining this
Idea. But Sylvia, usually so amenable
to reason, refused to discard her theory,
and Indeed Paul himself thought that
the Incident of the sugar was queer.
He determined to Jell Hard about tbe
matter, and then the hawker might be
found and made to explain wby be
bad left tbe goor on the counter. "But
the sect of tbe thugs la extinct" argued Paul quickly; "It can't be, Sylvia."
"But it Is," she Insisted, "I'm sure."
And from tbls firm opinion he could
not move ber. Finally, when be departed, he took the books with him
and promised to read the novel again.
Perhaps something might come of Sylvia's fancy.
The lovers spent the rest of tbe time
In talking over their future, and Beecot
looked hopefully toward making sufficient money to offer Sylvia a home.
He also described to ber how he had
met Mrs. Krlll and related what she
was prepared to do. "Do you think
we should accept the five hundred a
year, Paul?" said Bylvln doubtfully.
•'It would put everything right, and
so long us I am with you I don't care
where we live."
"If you leave the decision to me,
darling," said Paul, "I think It will be
best to refuse this offer. Something
Is wrong, or Mrs. Krlll would not be
so anxious to get you out of the country."
"Oh, Paul, do you think she knows
anything about the murder?"
"No, dear. I don't think that. Mrs.
Krlll Is far too clever a woman to put
her neck In danger. But tbere may be
a chance of ber daughter losing the
money. Sylvia," be asked, "you saw
Maud Krill. How old would you take
her to be?"
"Oh, quite old, Paul," said Sylvia
decisively; "she dresses well and paints
her foce. but she's forty."
"Oh, Sylvia, not bo much as that."
"Well, then, thirty and over," Insisted Sylvia. "Debby thinka the same as
I do."
"Don't you think Debby's zeal may
lead her to exaggerate?"
"It doesn't lead me to exaggerate,"
said Sylvia, slightly offended, "and I
have eyes In my head as well as Debby. Tbat girl, or that woman, I should
say, Is over thirty, Paul."
"In that case," said Beecot, his color
rising, "I fancy I see the reason of
Mrs. Krlll's desire to get you out of
tbe country. Maud," be added deliberately, "may not be your father's daughter, after all."
"What makes you think that?"
"Well, according to the marriage certificate and to Mrs. Krlll's admission,
she waB married to your father thirty
years* ago. If Maud Is over thirty—
can't you see, Sylvia?"
"Yes." Sylvia colored. "Yon mean
she may be the same as I am?"
"Not exactly, dear," replied Paul.
soothing her. "I mean that Mrs. Krlll
may have been a wldo*J* and have had
her little girl with her when sbe married your fatbur. In thnt case Maud
certainly could not get the money, and
so Mrs. Krlll wants you to leave England."
"(Jour t" Paul looked more puzzled that,
"In case I would get It," said Sylvia,
Paul looked puzzled and rather sad.
"I can't say, dear," he replied doubtfully. "Certainly the money Is left to
■my daughter,' but aa the marriage
wltb your mother unfortunately la
void I fear you would not Inherit
However," he said grimly, "there
would be a certain pleasure In taking
the money from that woman. Maud Is
> mere puppet In her hands," he laughed. "And then Hay would marry a
poor bride," he ended maliciously.
Sylvia could not quite understand all
tbls and gave up trying to solve the
problem with a pretty gesture of Indifference. "What will you do, Paul?"
she asked.
"I'll see Hurd and tell blm what yon
and Deborah say about the age of
Maud Krlll."
"Why not see Mr. Pash?"
"Because be Is a traitor," replied
Beecot darkly, "and, knowing he has
lost your confidence, he will certainly
try nnd give Maud Krlll possession of
the money. No. I'll speak to Hurd, who
Is my friend and yours. He Is. clever
and will be able to unravel this tangle."
"Tell him about the goor also, Ptnl."
"Yes. I'll explain everything I can,
nnd then I'll got him to go down t»
Chrljtchurch and see what happened
there when your father lived  wltk
Maud's mother."
"What did happen, Paul?" asked Sylvia anxiously. '
"Nothing," he replied with an assumption of carelessness, for he did
not want to tell the girl abont the
fate of Lady Rachel Sandal, "but we
may find in your father's past Ufa
what led to his murder." i
"Do you think Mrs. Krlll hod anything to do with it?" i
"My own, you asked tbat question
before. No, I don't. Still, one never
knows. I should think Mrs. Krill Is.
a dangerous woman, although, I fancy,,
too clever to risk being hanged. However, Hurd can find out it she waa In
town on the night your father was
"That was on the 6th of July," said-
"Yes.   And he wns murdered at 12.* .
"After 12," said Sylvia. "I heard the
policeman on bis beat at a quarter
past and then I came down. Poor father was strangled before our very
eyes," she said, shuddering.
"Hush, dear. Don't speak of It," said
Paul, rising. "Let us talk of more interesting subjects."
"Paul, I can think of nothing till I
learn who killed my poor father and
why he was killed so cruelly."
"Then we must wait patiently, Sylvia. Hurd Is looking after the matter,,
and I have every confidence in Hurd..
And, by Jove," added Beecot with an
afterthought, "Mrs. Krlll doubled the
reward. Were she concerned In the
matter she would not risk sharpening
the wits of so clever a man as Hurd.
No, Sylvia, whosoever strangled your
father it was not Mrs. Krlll."
"It was this Indian,!' Insisted Sylvia,,
"and he's a thng."
Paul langhed, although he was far
from thinking she might be wrong.
Of course it seemed ridiculous that a.
thug should strangle tbe old man. In.
the first place, the thugs bave been,
blotted out. In tbe second, if any survived, they certainly would not exercise their devilish religion In England,.,
and in the third, Hokar, putting aside
his offering strangled victims to Bho-
wanee, the goddess of the sect bad no
reason for slaying an unoffending man.
Finally, there was the sailor to be accounted for—the sailor who had tried,
to get the Jewels from Pash. Paul
wondered If Hurd had found out anything about this Individual. "It's all
very difficult" sighed Beecot, "and the
more we go Into the matter the mora
difficult does It get But we'll see light:
some day. Hurd, if anyone, will unravel the mystery," and Sylvia agreed
with him.
(To be Continued.)
Some Years Ago There Were Plentv-
In Ontario.
Twenty-five or thirty years ago
Ontario was overrun with tramp-
printers, and they were heartily
welcome, too, because when a voters'
list or "The Official Proceedings ot
the Township Council," or "Rules for
the Government of Fence Viewers.
Pound-keepers," etc, were given
out to be printed it made the average country printing office busy for
a month. The printers worked overtime, and the boss ' wore a clean
white collar twice a week instead nf
fortnightly, feeling, that he could be
extravagant over the prospect of a.
little extra coin of the realm. Occasions are on record where oven the
office towel was washed. If a tramp
printer happened along just at that,
critical juncture, he was welcomed
with open arms and given a fortnight's work. Then he would fail to.
report the morning after drawing his.
pay and nothing would be heard of
him for a year or more, when ho
would turn up just as mysteriously
and asked for assistance. The stories,
he could tell of the other offices and
of his experiences on the road were
always interesting, and held tho
compositors spellbound, os they sat
around the big box stove before seven
in the morning or at noon hour listen-'
ing to the Munchauseniau utterances-
of their new-found friend.
In those days the supply of type
in the average country office was.
wholly inadequate when it came to.
getting out either a voters' list or a.
fall fair prize list on the rush, the-
result being that four pages were
about all that could be got up ot one.
time. The printers could go on working at the .next four while tho first
were being run off on the press, but
ns there would be a shortage of
capital M's, and J's oral periods, and"
a lot more "sorts," other letters had"
to be turned upside down for them,
then when tho first pages were liberated, replaced by the type obtained'
from the distribution oi these. It
occasioned a lot of swearing sometimes, but had the salutary effect oi'
being the means of cleaning up nil
the "pi" around the office, hidden
under imposing stones or thrown
into the "hell box" by the devil, who-
was too lazy to sort it out. Frequently the tramp printer was given this
work to do—and naturally the steady
comps were mighty glad to have him/
round—and he didn't care. He could'
borrow all the tobacco, smoking or
chewing, he required, and was willing to do any kind of work, especially when he could find a stool to sit-
on while nt his case.
An Ugly Looking Lizard.
Among the lizards of Australia the
"thorny devil" (Moloch horridus) Is
unrivaled in its ui'lincsB. From the
tip of its nose to the end of its tail
tbls lizard Is covered with tubercles
and spines, but in spite ot Its dangerous appearance it is quite harmless.
It measures about seven Inches In
length. It has a flat body, a small
bead and a cylindrical tall. It frequents sandy places, feeds largely or*
ants and Is more or less diurnal In
habits. Its powerful limbs are furnished with strong claws, whlcb It
uses In digging the sand, In wblch it
often lies wholly or partially burled. THE REPORTER, MICHEL,  BRITISH COLUMBIA.
Singing Lady.
Copyrighted,   1909,   by   Associated.
Literary Press.
| |ne t iii'iii e i
John Tyndal Seymour, Jr., had been
tucked Into bis little shining 'irass bed
at precisely 7 o'clock.
, Being "tucked In," however, does not
necessarily shut out the wonder world
of lights and laughter and slngi. g.
John junior had discovered this all by
himself, for often, as tonight, after
calling to his nurse and getting no answer, he had crawled out with confidence from under his tight covers and
stood by the window watching the
grownups in the bouses across the air
He bad just climbed back for tbe
third time by actual count when the
singing began. John junior loved that
singing more than anything else in the
world. i
He lay very still and flat on bis little
back, because he had found out that
It one ear was buried lu the pillow he
could not catch all of the notes, especially tbe soft, low ones.
He had not been listening very long
when he beard the ball door open and
shut, and then he knew that his father
had gone out. Perhaps he was going
to find the beautiful singing.
John junior wished so hard that be
might go too. He sat up in bed, half
determined to follow. But, then, hearing the click of the, elevator door, be
knew that It was too late, and so lay
back again wltb a sigh.
Suddenly, right in the middle of a
note so high and sweet tbat It made
John junior hold his breath in nn ecstasy of happiness, the voice stopped.
And for n long time it did not go on
again.  What bad happened?   Perhaps
bis father—no. If Ills father had found
tbe singing, he would have just hid
behind a curtain somewhere aud listened.   Of that John junior was sure.
At length, quite as suddenly us It
bad stopped, the singing began again.
With a bound John Junior was at tbe
window. This was the song he loved
best of nil. He could bear the words
quite clearly as they came floating up
from the window far below:
Sweetest little fellow
Everybody knows.
Don't know what to call him.
But he's mighty like a rose.
And little John junior, wbo bad
knowu no lullabies or mother's croon-
Ings In his lone babyhood, felt that he
must follow and find where the beautiful voice came from.
After some groping he fouud his
small woolen slippers, and after pulling them on very slowly and carefully
he climbed out ot the window and began tbe perilous descent of tho fire
The wind blew right through his
nightgown, and the iron steps were
very cold, but he kept bravely on,
afraid only tbat tbe grownups in the
flats across tbe air shaft might suddenly peep out from tbe curtains and see
Tbe window nt the foot of tbe long
ladder stairs was open, Just as Jobn
Junior expected it would be, so he
climbed In softly, The voice wns still
again, but he wns sure be must be
very near It.
By the light thnt came Into tbe room
through the transom he could see a big
bed, with the covers all turned down
as If waiting for some one to creep In,
and so, as Jobn junior felt quite shivery, he crept In himself.
He had no sooner drawn himself up
luto a snug little bunch tbnn the singing began again, and so near that It
made his heart thump bard. It came
right In over the transom.
When the last sound of It had died
away he heard n man's voice—his father's voice! So his father had followed the singing, just as he thought.
. In a flash John junior was out of
the big bed. hud opened the door nnd
went pattering down the hall toward
the lights nnd laughter nnd singing.
Betweou the two big curtains lie
paused nnd gazed Into the wonderland
of the grownups. John junior waited
until flic Bong was over and I hen tiptoed In very softly.
, "Please," ho begged, "Won't you sing I
about the 'little fellow' once more?"   I
tied! John junior wonld never forget
It But at last the beautiful singing
lady just gathered him up In her arms,
imd, her cheeks all pink and her eyes
all shining, she sang the song be loved
best In tbe world.
And after that John Junior never
knew exactly what happened, for he
went fast asleep.
"Mighty like a rose," murmured the
singing lady, looking tenderly down on
the little flushed face nestled against
her arm.
"Like a rose," repeated John junior's
father reverently. And the singing
lady, looking up, found tbe man'i eyes
not upon tbe child, but upon her.
"Take him," Bhe urged, the quick-
tears springing to her eyes. "And
don't, don't make it any harder for me,
Then for many nights Jobn junior
did not again bear the singing
lady's beautiful voice after bis nurse
had tucked him in bed, although he
lay fiat on his back and listened bard
with both cars.
He questioned his father about it,
but got only foolish answers which he
knew were not true. The idea of the
singing lady going away to learn to
sing more beautifully! That was nonsense!  Who could teach ber anything?
And It was Just as silly to tefl blm
that when she came back Bhe would
not sing for them any more, because
lots and lots of people would expect
her to sing for them In a big parlor.
John junior knew better tban that too.
There were plenty of people to hear
her in their house and In the bonnes
across the air shaft.
At last John junior declined to be
trifled with any longer.
"Why don't you write and ask her
to come back?" he demanded.
"I have, dear," his father admitted,
smiling a little wearily.
i'And she won't come?"
John senior shook his head.
"Then why don't you go find her and
bring ber back?" urged Jobn junior.
"I'll go with you."
The more John Junior's father
thought about this plan the more it
appealed to blm. Finally one memorable day be put It Into execution.
Once more John junior found himself in the wonderland of grownups—
so many, many grownups—with millions of twinkling lights.
Suddenly out of the babel about
him he heard a voice—tbe singing
lady's voice. And there she was, more
beautiful tban ever, with her pink
cheeks and her shlniug eyes!
It was very, very quiet while she
Bang, but when she had finished everybody applauded. Jobn junior clapped
too. Then out she came again, and this
time she sang about "the sweetest little fellow."
And when, bowing and smiling, sbe
walked quite out of sight she tossed
one of her roses straight over to where
John junior sat with his father.
"We've found herl We've found
her!" he cried.' "Come, daddy, let's
go get her."
But the singing lady came to find
them behind the velvet curtains, and
as she gathered John junior into her
arniB and snuggled him up to ber close,
Just as she had that other happy time,
sbe heard John senior saying, "Mighty
like a rose," and, looking up, sbe found
his eyes upon her as before, full of
love and unspoken admiration.
And, as before, she said, "Take blm,"
but witb infinite sweetness, uddefi,
"and I will come back to htm soon—
and to you."
Nigerian Supentitiona.
"The natives of southern Nigeria,
Africa," says a traveler, "are extremely superstitious. Most of tbe people
wear some kind of clitirm around tbelr
neck or wulst In the belief that they
arc thus protected from Illness or
death from tbelr enemies. When, however, the talisman bus lost Its supposed power and Its wearer feels the
hand of death upon hlui be submits to
his fate—he Is wanted by the fetich.
To many places and things they attach a superstitious veneration. Tbe
rock found at tbe source of tbe river
lino Is considered snered and as such
is sofoly guarded. Every village has
Its sacred grove, surrounded by human
skulls, cbatlleB nnd rotten eggshells on
"They believe thnt a spirit haunts
the locality of a murder or the sacred
grove at night, and no native would
pass near such a place during the
darkness. Any unusual phenomenon
Is by them attributed to a supernatural
agency. Not only bas a village Its
good spirit, but also Its evil spirit, and
when any misfortune of any kind overtakes a village a process of driving out
tho latter Is Indulged In with tbe help
of much noise and every nue beating
tho walls of the huts with sticks."
There is an Idea that tbe brilliantly
colored parrots do not talk. There Is
no reason why tbey should not, and
many possess the Imitative Instinct
One of the most richly colored of all Is
the purple capped lory, from the Moluccas. Its whole body Is crimson and
rose. Its wings are green, and its crest
is purplo. It Is a thickset bird, like a
big bullfinch, and can be highly educated. It Is tame and gentle, an excellent "linguist" and mimic, never shrieks
nnd is very amiable. It is also a ventriloquist. It is. worth noting that
some of the lories, wblch are very
fond of flowers, have been poisoned by
being given laburnum blossoms. There
Is a belief that parrots should not be
allowed water to drink, but only sopped food. Wo believe that this Is a
mistake, which causes them great misery. They arc uot great water drinkers, and some species can go without
It for a considerable tlmo. But In
their native state most of those that
have been obBorved come regularly to
the water holes to drlnk.-London Ex-
Haldane and Burns, Had a Struggle
In Their Early Days.
It is not an easy matter to picture
Mr. Haldane, the burly War Secretory, lunching on one penny and
fighting for a currant-bun. Such were
hiB experiences, however, when he began school life at Edinburgh Academy. "The fact that the boys attending that scholastic establishment
to-day spend twopence, and even
threepence, so I understand, on their
lunches," jokingly remarked Mr. Haldane, recently, "Bhows that tastes
and habits have grown a little more
luxi.-ious than they were in my
schooldays. Everybody was content
with very little then. I remember
how we used to fight for a currant-
bun and half an albert across the bar
in the janitor's window. The only
drinking water that was to be got
was in a trough under the swaying
bodies of the mass of boys fighting to
get their lunches, and you dipped
down as well as you could and got a
jugful of water."
Mr. Haldane, however, according to
one who knew him during his schooldays, while popular with his fellow-
scholars, was of a rather quiet, studious character, something like Mr.
Asquith, for instance, who attended
so well to his lessons at the City of
London School that he was able to
win a scholarship which took him to
Oxford. How the Prime Minister secured honors innumerable and outshone such brilliant colleagues as
Lord Elgin, Bishop Gore, and Archdeacon Sinclair has often been told.
To the training he received at the
City of London School, however, Mr.
Asquith considers that he owes much
of his success. There he mastered
bookkeeping, amongst other subjects,
as well as the rudiments of debate.
As a matter of fact, the future Prime
Minister was regarded in those days
as more or less of a prodigy, and his
schoolmates stood rather in awe of
his superior learning.
It was for this reason perhaps that
Mr. Asquith did not enjoy the personal popularity amongst his companions which marked the early years
of John Burns, for instance. "Jack
was a rare little dare-devil," says one
who remembers the President of the
Local Government Board attending
the local school at Battcrsea. "You
would always find him in the middle of the rough-and-tumb, i games of
the playground, and if it came to a
little bout of fisticuffs lie was generally the first to pull his coat off."
Thus one gets an early glimpse of
the love for sport and games which
has always been one of the leading
characteristics of Mr. Burns. His
school-days, however, were aot of
long duration, for he was the sixteenth out of eighteen children, and
went to work very early in order to
assist his parents. Apparently Mr..
Burns was a rather good-looking boy,
for he was employed as a model by
Sir William Richmond, and was the
original of at least one figure in the
mosaic designs of archangels to be
Been on the roof of the choir of St.
Paul's Cathedral.
Teaches the Children of Rome to Read
and Write With Playthings.
One of the most Interesting among
the many Intellectual Italian women of
the present day Is Maria Montessorl,
who holds an appointment as lecturer
In the University of Rome. Her rare
gifts of personality and eloquence make
her a fascinating speaker and lecturer.
But she Is no less widely ki jwn for
her philanthropic work among the poor
of Rome, especially for her original
method of teaching children to toad
and write by Ingenious playthings, In-
Btead of by the usual laborious methods. This system she has Introduced
In the Casa del Bambini (the children's
house), the quarters especially f ^t
apart for children In the model dwellings of the poor. Here the children
bave their home. They play and learn
almost unconsciously at the same time
Skull Johnson Carries Off Manitoba's
Big Academic Plum This Year.
The first winner of a Rhodes scholarship from Canada of alien birth is
a twenty-year-old Icelandic student of
Wesley College, Winnipeg, with the
typical Icelandic name of Skuli Johnson. He was appointed by a committee from Manitoba University from
8ome twelve applicants.
Skuli Johnson was born in the little storm-swept   northern   island of
tbe various rudiments of knowledge.
Wonderful is tbe way in which the art
of writing comes to them under Si-
gnora Montessorl's system, almost as
the art of walking comes. Milan, the
"Intellectual capital" of Italy, has just
started a children's house on tbe same
Hues In the fine new workmen's dwellings built under the auspices of tbe
Umanitarla. Tbe Ideas of Signora
Montessorl have been carried out here
under her own genial supervision, and
the Casa del Bambini promises to be a
happy place tor the little ones.
Iceland on Sept. 6, 1888. When he
was only a year old his parents emigrated to western Canada, .settling
first in Winnipeg nnd then moving to
Saskatchewan. When ten years old
he lost both parents and removed to
Winnipeg again to live with an uncle.
He has received all hiB education
at Winnipeg schools. Tn 1906 he entered Wesley College, nnd has curried
off scholarship after scholarship. He
is a good athlete and a member of
Wesley College football, basket hall
and hockey teams. He has also taken
a prominent interest in literary circles, and this year is president of
the Wesley College Literary Society.
The young Icelander from western
Canada, it is felt, will make good in
staid old Oxford.
A Bible Society Veteran.
A remarkable exampje of longevity
of service in the case of a ereligious
organization is forthcoming from the
British and Foreign Bible Society.
Mr. James Searby became the assistant secrotary of the Lincolnshire
Auxiliary in tho year 1848, and forty
years later succeeded to the secretary.
ship, n position he still holds. In
recognition of this unnarnlleled tenure of office the committee have presented him with a specially bound
nopy of the Uihlo.
A Need of Business Women.
"My earnings amount to $30 a week,
and 1 bave named my trade visiting
housekeeper to business women," said
a young New York widow who has the
support and education of four small
children to look out for. "It was a
question of putting my children In an
Institution or finding some way by
which 1 could earn a living at home.
"Tbere are several business women
who live lu the same uptown Hothouse
with me. None of them feels that she
is able to keep a regular servant, nnd
the cleaning woman who came to them
weekly never did what they wanted.
"They were always envying my neat
rooms. One day tbe thought struck
me, and I offered to do their weekly
cleaning nnd mending. My charges
were $2 a week for cleaning and 50
cents for mending. To the cleaning
woman who always accompanies me
I pay SI a day, besides giving ber
three meals.
"This woman comes In at 8 a. m.
and after eating her breakfast helps
me to get the children off to school.
Then we set iny own little flat to
rights. After this is properly accomplished we bcsjln the real work of the
day, making the flats of my patrons
shine like new.
"While my woman scrubs, cleans,
airs and makes the beds I mend and
prepare the clothes, house linen and
personal apparel for the laundry. 1
sec that the curtains nre kept fresh
and clean, thnt the china and glass
are washed and polished. I clean the
silver and knives and do the thousand
and ono little things necessary to make
a flat look homelike.
"On Monday we do the four flats
which are In the snuie house wltb me.
On other days we can only do two a
day, because they nre some distance
away. Of course. If I didn't have to
be back nt home in the middle of the
day to give my children tbelr luuch
and miike sure thnt all was going
well with them I might take several
more flats. It la my children who are
behind nil this work, nnd my first
thought must always bo for them."
members at luncheon, and each one
makes an effort to serve as many new
dishes as possible.
To be Ideal such a club should be a
neighborhood affair, so tbat if large
two of the members could entertain
together, thus making the task of serving luncheon to so many less burdensome.
A club wblch does not enforce strict
rules limiting its menu to a certain
number of courses will be almost sure
to prove a failure, as tbere are few
women who can withstand tbe temptation to strive to outdo their sisters in
matters of bis kind, and without such
limiting rules a club of this kind will
soon become a burden. One such club
has an Ironclad rule that salad and
dessert shall not be served at tbe same
The charm of a club where new
dishes are studied and cooking problem., discussed is Its Informality. Tbe
women wbo belong to It come together
with a common end In view, tbat of
learning something. Besides this, tbere
is always the added value which
comes from meeting with other women and exchanging views and experiences. It keeps the busy housewife
from getting Into a rut in her housework, aud it takes away a little of the
element of drudgery from the round of
household tasks. If two members entertain together as many as tea may
belong to sucb a club, but If one hostess entertains alone tbe club should
not number more tban six.
If tbere isn't a luncheon club In
your neighborhood, wby not start one?
Why not manage to discover an entertaining aspect to the old tiresome question of '.'What shall we bave to eat?"
Cleaning the Sewing Machine,
Women who do not thoroughly understand tbe sewing machine often
blame the manufacturer when tbe
fault of stiff running can be traced to
not keepiug the machine clean.
Most persons think that liberal doses
of oil are all that Is necessary. Too
much oiling Is injurious, and oil
where there has not been careful dust-
in„- is worse tban none at all.
It is not enough to give a surface
dusting. The cracks and crevices
must be kept clean. This cannot be
done with a cloth, instead use a
coarse silk thread to draw back and
forth through cracks to got out fine
dirt that cannot otherwise be removed.
The work of cleaning a machine Is
lessened If a small bellows is kept lu
one of the drawers and tbe fine Hut,
threads nnd travelings are blown out ot
the crevices. This should be done
every day that tbe machine Is in use.
Care should also be taken tbat pins
and needles do not slip Into the shuttle part of the machine, as often tbey
clog it and the cause cannot be discovered for some time.
It Is a mistake to use a cheap oil, as
It cakes and makes the parts sticky.
Never let the machine stand uncovered when not In use nnd guard carefully from dampness;
Rubbing tbe running strap occasionally with a little vaseline or oil will
make the leather wear longer.
First Woman Rhodes Scholar.
The first woman Rhodes scholar has
arrived in London in connection wltb
tbe scheme for founding scholarships
for women on the lines ot tbe scholarships for men founded by Cecil
The scheme was formulated In 1005
by Mme. Thayer, then chairman of the
education committee of the.Society of
American Women In London, who Is
devoting her life to carrying out its
Miss Clara Howard, the scholar In
question. wh» wns entered for a year
of postgraduate study nt Glrton, Is
from Columbia university, and her
scholarship was raised by the Society
of Ar">rlcan Women In London, the
nucleus being subscribed by the education committee during Mine. Thayer's chairmanship.
Miss Howard arrives In America
with n brilliant record. The womnn
Rhodes scholars will In future be
chosen by competitive examinations.
There was hardly time for this, however, In this case, nnd thus Miss Howard wns chosen on tbe recommendation of Mrs. Wbltolaw Reld. tile wife
of the American ambassador In London, nnd of Dr. Nicholas Murray Butler, president of Columbia university.
Lendon Operator of X-Raye Lows
Part of His Hand.
Another scientist, Harry W. Cox,
has paid the heavy price of amputation for experimenting with X-rays.
Mr. Cox, who is one of the leading
manufacturers of X-rayB and high-
frequency coils and apparatus, with
premises in Gray's Inn road, has undergone an operation at hla home
at Clapton for the dreaded X-ray dermatitis, and lost the larger portion of
his right hand, including three fingers. The thumb and the little finger
were saved.
Some years ago Mr. Cox lost one ol
the fingers on his left hand, and he
has yet to undergo another operation.
He has contracted the disease in .he
The operation was apparently successful, and it is hoped that it will
turn out as well os that in the left
hand, which haB given no trouble
since. ,     .
Like Mr. Hall-Edwards, who has
loBt both his hands and has been,
awarded a pension from the civil list,
Mr. Cox has suffered from the early
ignorance respecting the dangers of
the then newly-discovered rays.
Nowadays operators are elaborately
safeguarded. Lead, b°ing practically
impervious to the X-rays, the experimentalists used sp»etnc.les containing
glass with a lead alloy, gloves made
of rubber mixpd with lead, and similar masks for the face -and shoulders.
Mr. Cox, however, wis one of the
first manufacturers of X-ray apparatus in , Ens-land. His work was the
first to b" broupht into uBe during
the Boer War, where it was of great
value to the sur**»ons. He worked a
•root deal in conjunction with Mr.
In testing the anp-ra.fus tho hands,
naturally, were the first to be affected. When the disease first appeared
on his l»ft hand in the form, of a
kind of chap—which often d'sannears,
if the X-rays are nt once Mt alone-
Mr. Cox disregarded it, nnd went on
testiag his w*rk so that it might be
set out to the war.
The pnin hecme so intense, however, that he had to nnderio nn operation. In recent years Mr. Cox hns
b»»n a martyr to almost intolerable
Australian Colony's Representative In
London Is J. W. Tavernar.
The subject of the accompanying
portrait is "known to a very wide circle in London: tho Hon. J.W. Taver-
tier, Agent-General for the Australian
Stnte of Victoria since 1904. In Victoria Mr. Taverner has held office as
Minister of Agriculture, as Minister
of Lands and A aviculture, as Commissioner of Public WorkB, ond as
Vice-President of the Board of Land
and Works.
Mr. Taverner was born, fifty-five
years   ago,   and   educated   in   Mel-
One Way to Appear Young.
A wise young woman gives as her
reason for having learned the vertical
writing: "This form of writing has
been used for but n few yenrs In some
schools. When I hove occaalon to
write to people they nre very apt to
conclude from my handwriting that I I
have been nut of school but a few I
yenrs. nnd accordingly I will be con-
sldcrcd n real young .womnn,
"This docs not count for so much
nt present, fur 1 nm only twenty-
three yours, but It tuny count n grant
deal In getting me a start In tbe
friendship of n mnn Inter. I will not.
of course, Me nluuit iny nge, but I will
get n more fnvnrnblc start."
Strong Perfumes.
In Tnrtnry onions, leeks and garlic
are regarded ns perfumes. A Tartar
Indy will make herself agreeable by
rubbing a piece of freshly cut onion
on  her bands and over her countc-
The Luncheon Club,
Wby not have a luncheou club?   It 1
le not on especially new Idea, but It's
a good one, and the wonder Is that
there are not more of llieui In exist*]
euce.   The principal object of a luncn- j
con club Is obviously enough the serving of luncheon.   This may be with n
purely social end In view, but It Isn't
hiilf so entertaining this wuy as when
a certain educational motive Is Included in the reasons for the club's existence.   If the club exists for the purpose of trying new dishes and expert |
molding In cookery It Is not only more j
fun, but decidedly more Instructive as I
well, nnd In such a club tbe members!
tke turns in entertaining the other
Song For Suffragette Sisters.
Mrs. L. B. Bishop of the Chicago
Bench hotel has offered n prize of a
hundred dollars for the best words for
a wonVah suffrage sung, to ha sung to
the tuna of "The Hnttlc Hymn of the
Republic." The compel II inn Is open to
linth men and wpinou and Is Interna-
The members of tho r>. A. It. propose j
to rlvo some sort of memorial Unit will
mark the old Sunlit I"o trail.   At their
last convention they approved n plan'
presented by Miss Kllzalintli Centry of]
Kansas City In petition tho state legislature for nn nppro||r|nflon to pnfupj
milestones tn mark the Old trail in Mis j
bourno; nnd the enterprising State of
Victoria has never hud a more popular and respected representative in
London. Mr. Taverner ond his staff
will shortly be moving their quarters
from the fumilinr offices in Quoon
Victoria street to the imposing building which has been erected for the
Victorian Government on the famous
"island site" in the Strnnd, where it
was hoped at one time Unit the Commonwealth Government would securo
a position. Mr. Taverner is a well-
known figure ill London society, and
familiar to all who take purl in public mill nlliciiil functions. It is safe
to say that Victorian interests in tho
Mother Country arc never likely to be
mum loyally or more successfully
served tlinii they nre by Mr. Taverner
One to Winston.
Once, when Mr, Winston Churchill
wiih dining in South Alricn, he chnnc-
ed lo be seated next to nn extremely
conceited, self-opinionated army officer. Throughout the mi'iil this gentleman persisted in airing his not too
Intellectual views, until nt last tho
celebrated Liberal could stund it no
"Do you know," he suiii, "I met n
man to-day who would gladly forfeit
fifty pounds for the pleusurc oi being
able to kick you."
"To kick nil"?" exclaimed tho In*
dlgnant man of war. "What is his
"Well," replied Winston, "I'mnot
sure 1 mirjlit lo tell you that."
'But I insist!" demanded the irate
"Well, then, it was a poor fellow
who bus lost both hl» legs by '.he
bursting ol a shell."
Shaking Hands.
Tho custom of slinking bands can be
traced to the duys of ihe ancient Israelites ami was Intended to signify peace,
to swear friendship, to promise nlll-
unco or to clvo security.
John Wycliffe.
Tho cope, portrait and pulpit of tho
fnitiniH .lolin WyclllTe arc Mill preserv-
ed In tbe parish church nt Lutterworth,
where lie preached and died, but wns
not buried. Ills ashes being cast luto
tbu nelgliborliig lllvcr Swift THE REPORTER,  MICHEL,  BRITISH COLUMBIA.
The Opal
Aolker-/ "SV My.l.r, 1 a Heneom CeV
"Be> Mr,n<Urin'e fen," Etc.
Copyright. H08, by G. W. Dllllng-
ham Company.
'Continued I
' Hard stretched out his "hanil ana,
grasping that of Beecot, shook It warmly. "Upon my word you are a man,
and that's almost better than being
a gentleman," he said heartily. "I've
Beard everything from Mr. Pasb, and
I honor you, Mr. Beecot; I honor you."
Paul stared. "You must bave been
brought up in a queer way, Hurd," he
■aid dryly, "to express this surprise
because a man acts as a man and not
aa a blackguard."
"Ah. but you see In my profession I
have mixed with blackguards, and that
'has lowered my moral tone. It's refreshing to meet a straight, honorable
man such as yon are, Mr. Beecot. I
liked you when first I set eyes on you
and determined to help you to discover
tbe as'isaiii of Aaron Norman"—
, "Lemuel Krlll you mean."
j Hurd looked round the bleak garret
'•XDresslvely and shrugged his shoulders. "You can't bring Miss Norman
"No. But I may make enough money to give her a better home."
"Can I help you?"
"I don't see bow you can. I want to
be an author."
"Well," said Hurd, whose British
speech was in strange contrast to his
foreign appearance. "It's not a bad
game to be an author if you get a good
serial connection. Oh, don't look surprised. I know about newspapers and
publishers as I know about most things.
See here, Mr. Beecot, have you ever
tried your hand at a detective story?"
"No.   I write on a higher level."
"You won't write on a more paying
level," replied Hurd coolly. "I know
a newspaper which will give you—If I
recommend you, mind—f 100 for a good
detective yarn.   You apply for, it."
"But I couldn't make up one of those
plots—bo intricate."
"Pooh! It's a trick. You set your
puppets In such nnd sucb a way and
then mix them up. I'll give you the
benefit of my experience as a 'tec, and
with my plot and your own writing
'we'll be able to knock up a story for
tbe paper I talk of. Then, with £100
you'll have a nest egg to start with."
"I accept with gratitude," sold Beecot moved, "but I really don't know
why you should trouble about me."
"Because you're a white man and an
honorable gentleman," Bold the detective emphatically. "I'll see about the
story for you. Meanwhile I am going
to a card party to meet Incidentally
Mr. Grexon Hay."
"Ah!   You still snspect him?"
"I do, and with good reason. He's
got another mug in tow. Lord George
Sandal, the son of Lord—well I needn't
mention nnmos, but Hay's trying to
clear the young ass out and I'm on
the watch. Hay will never know me
as tbe Count de la Tour. Not he,
•mart as he Is.   I'm fly!"
"Do you speak French well?"
"Moderately. But I play a silent
part and say little. I shut my mouth
and open my eyes. But what I came
here to shy Is that I Intend to find out
tbe assassin of Aaron Norman."
"I can't offer you a reward, Hurd,"
said Paul, with a sigh.
"Oh. that's all right! The widow, by
tbe advice of Pash, has doubled the
reward. One thousand pounds It Is
now—worth winning, eh?"
"Humph!" said Paul moodily. "I
shouldn't think she loved her husband
so much ns tbat"
Hunt's brown eyes shot a red flame
which showed that he was excited,
though he was cool enough externally.
"Yes," be admitted In a careless manner, "she certainly does act tbe weeping widow In rather an exaggerated
fashion. However, she's got the cash
now, or at least ber daughter has.
which Is the same thing. Tbe two
bave taken up their quarters in a fashionable hotel in the west end nnd are
looking for a house. The old woman
manages everything, and she will be
one too many for Mr. Hay."
"What? Does he know Mrs. Krlll?
He said he didn't"
"Quite right He didn't when the la
dies went first to Pash's office. But
Hay, on the lookout for a rich wife,
got Push to Introduce him to the ladles, who were charmed with blm
He's making up to tbe daughter even.
In tbe few weeks that have elapsed
and now Is assisting them to find a
house. The daughter loves blm, I fancy, but whether the mother will allow
the marriage to take place I can't say."
"Surely not on such a short acquaintance."
Hurd bent forward as about to say
somethliig, then changed bis mind,
"lteully, I don't know—Hay Is fascinating and handsome. Have you been
to see blm yet?"
"No. He asked me, but all these
troubles bave put him out of my head.
Why do you ask?"
"Because next time he Invites you,
"You warned me ngnlnst him."
"And I warn you again," said ^he
detective dryly. "Don't ask me to explain, for I can't But you go to see
Hay when be Invites you ond make
yourself agreeable, especially to Mrs.
"Am I likely to meet her?" asked
Paul, with repugnance.
"Yes, I fancy so. After all. you are
engaged to tbe daughter of the dead
man, and Mrs. Krlll—1 don't count
Mnnd, who Is a tool-Is n dcuccdly
clever womnn.   She will keep ber eye
on you and Miss Norman."
"Why? Sbe has the money nnd
need take no further notice."
Hurd closed one eye In a suggestive
manner. "Mrs. Krlll mny not be so
sure of the money, even though possession Is nine points of the law. You
remember that scrap of paper found
by the maid?"
"In which Norman warned Sylvia
against allowing bis real name to
become known?   Yes."
"Well, the letter wasn't finished.
The old man was Interrupted, I suppose. But In the few lines of writing
Norman says"—here Hurd took a scrap
of paper, a copy, out of his book and
read—" 'If the name of Krlll gets into
the papers there will be great trouble.
Keep It from tbe public. I can tell you
where to find the reasons for this, as
I have written'—and then," said Hurd,
refolding tbe paper, "the writing ends.
But you can see that Aaron Norman
wrote out an. account of his reasons,
which could not be pleasant tor Mrs.
Krlll to hear. Then, again, the request
for the jewels to be delivered to tbat
sailor chap was In Norman's handwriting and signed with his name."
"A forgery."
"No. Pash, who knows his writing
better tban any other man, says tbe
document Is genuine. Now, then, Mr.
Beecot, what made Aaron Norman
write and sign those lines giving up
his property-or a part of it—just before his death?"
"It may have been done lu good
"No. If bo. the messenger would
aot bave cleared out when Pash start-
id for Gwynne street. That nautical
gent knew what the lawyer would
find at the bouse and so made himself
scarce after trying to get the jewels.
Tbls scrap of paper," Hurd touched
his breast, "and that request for tbe
jewels In Pash's possession—those
iVe my clews."
"And the opal serpent?" asked Paul.
' Hurd shook bis bead gloomily. "Its
connection with the matter is beyond
me," he confessed.
HE detective was as good as
his word. In a few days Paul
was introduced to tbe editor
of a weekly publication and
obtained a commission for a story to
be written In collaboration with Mr.
Hurd. It seemed thnt the editor was
in old acquaintance of Hunt's and had
been extricated by him from Bonie
trouble connected with cards. The editor, to show bis gratitude and because
Hunt's experiences, tbrown into the
form of a story, could not fall to Interest tbe public, was only too willing to
make a liberal arrangement. Also Paul
was permanently engaged to supply
short stories, to read those that were
submitted to the editor, and, In fact
he became tbat gentleman's right band.
He was a kind, beery bobemlan of an
editor, Scott by name, and took quite
a fancy to Paul.
"I'll give you £3 a week," said Scott
beaming through his large spectacles
and raking bis long gray heard with
tobacco stabled fingers. ."You can live
on that, and to earn It you can give »
your opinion on the stories. Then between whiles yon can talk to Hurd and
"I'll give you £8 a week," laid Scott,
write this yarn, which I am sure will
be  Interesting.   Hurd  baa had some
queer experiences."
"By the way," observed Hurd one
day to Paul, "Is your old schoolfellow,
Hay, aa friendly ns ever?"
"Yes. Why, I- can't understand, aa
be certainly will make no money out
of me. He's giving a small dinner tomorrow night at bis rooms and has
asked me."
"You go," said the detective emphatically, "and don't let on you have
anything to do with me."
"See here, Hurd, I won't play tbe
spy, If you mean that."
"I don't mean anything of the sort,"
replied Hurd earncatly, "hut If you do
chance to meet Mrs. Krlll nt tbla dinner and If ihe does chance to drop a
few words about ber past you might
let me know."
"Oh, I don't mind doing that," said
Beecot with relief. "I am as anxious
to find out the truth about this murder
as you are, if not more so. The truth,
I take It, Is to be found In Krlll's past *j
before he took tbe name of Norman.
Mrs. Krlll will know of that past, and
I'll try nnd learn nil I can from her.
But Hoy bas nothing to do with the
crime, and I won't spy on hlni."
"Very good.   Do what you like.   But
as to liny having nothing to do with (
the matter. I still think Hay stole that j
opal brooch from you wheu you were
knocked down." '
"In that case Hay must know who
killed Norman." cried Paul, excited.
"He just does," rejoined Hurd calmly.    "And  now you can understand J.
another reason why I take such an !
Interest in that gentlema. " j
"But yon can't be certain?" ]
"Quite so. I am In tbe dark. But'
Hay Is a dangerous man and would do
anything to rake in the dollars. 'He
has something to do wltb tbe disappearance of that brooch, 1 am sure,
and If so he knows more than he says.
Besides"—here Hurd hesitated— "No!
I'll tell you that later."
"Tell me what?"
"Something about Hay tbat will astonish you and make you think he has
something to do with tbe crime. Meanwhile learn all you can from Mrs.
Hay's rooms were large and luxuriously furnished. In effect be occupied
a small Sat In the bouse of an ex-
butler and had furnished the place
himself in a sybarite fashion. The ex-
butler and his wife and servants looked after Hay, and, in addition, that
languid gentleman possessed a ellm
valet with a sly face, who looked as
though be knew more than was good
for him. Indeed, the whole atmosphere of the rooms wns shady and
fast, and Pajjl, simple young fellow
as be was, felt the bad Influence tbe
moment he stepped into the tiny drawing room.
Two Indies were seated by the fire,
Mrs. Krill In black, majestic and calm,
is usual. She wore diumonds on her
breast and jeweled stars in her gray
hair. Although not young, she was a
wonderfully well preserved woman,
and her arms and neck were white,
gleaming nnd beautifully shaped. From
the top of her head to the sole of her
rather large but well shod foot she
was dressed to perfection and waved
■ languid fan as she welcomed Paul,
who was presented to her by the host
"I am glad to see you, Mr. Beecot"
ihe said in her deep voice. "We had
rather an unhappy interview when
last we met.   How is Miss Norman?"
"She Is quite well," replied Paul In
as cordial a tone as he could command.
For tbe sake of learning what he could
be wished to be amiable, but it was
difficult when be reflected thnt this
large, suave, smiling woman had robbed Sylvia of a fortune and had spoken
of her In a contemptuous way. But
Beecot, swallowing down bis pride.
held his little candle to the devil with-'
out revealing bis repugnance too openly. And apparently Mrs. Krtll believed
that bis composure was genuine
enough, for she was quite at ber ease
In his presence.
The daughter was dressed like the
motber, save that she wore pearls in
place of diamonds. Sbe talked but little, as usual, and sat smiling, tbe
young Image of the older woman. Hay
also introduced Paul to a bandsomo
young fellow of twenty-one, with rather a feeble face. This wus Lord
George Sandal, the pigeon Hay was
plucking, and, although he bad charming manners and an assumption of
worldly wisdom, be was evidently one
of those who bad come into the world
saddled and bridled for other folk's
A third lady was also present who
called herself Aurora Qlan, and Hay
Informed his friend In a whisper that
she was an actress. Paul then remembered that he bad Been ber name
In tbe papers as famous tn light comedy. She was pretty and kittenish,
with fluffy hair and an eternal smile.
It was impossible to Imagine a greater
contrast to the massive firmness of
Mrs. Krlll than tbe lively, girlish demeanor of the little woman, yet Paul
had an Instinct that Miss Qlan, In
spite of her profession and odd name
and childish giggle, was a more
shrewd person than she looked. Every one was bright and merry and chatty, all save Maud Krlll, who smiled
and fanned herself In a statuesque
way. Hay paid ber great attention,
and Paul knew very well tbat he Intended to marry tbe silent woman for
her money. It would be hardly earned,
he thought with such a firm looking
mother-ln-law as Mrs. Krlll would certainly prove to be.
The dinner was delightful, well
cooked, daintily served and leisurely
eaten. A red shaded lamp threw a
rosy light on tbe white cloth, tbe glittering crystal and bright silver. The
number of diners was less tban the
Muses and more than the Graces, and
every one laid himself or herself out
to make things bright And again
Maud Krlll may be mentioned nn an
exception. Sbe ate well aud held her
tongue, merely smiling heavily when
addressed. Paul, glancing at her serene face across the rosy lined table,
wondered If she really was os calm as
she looked and If she really lacked tbe
brain power ber motber seemed tp
The dinner passed off pleasantly.
Lord George began to talk of racing,
and Hay responded. Mrs. Krlll alone
seemed shocked. "I don't believe In
gambling," sbe said Icily.
"I hope you are not very down on
It," said Hay. "Lord George and I propose to play bridge with you ladles In
the next room."
"Maud con play and Mlas Qlan," said
tbe widow. "I'll talk to Mr. Beecot
unless he prefers tbe fascination of the
green cloth."
"I would rather talk to you," replied
Paul, bowing.
Mrs. Krlll nodded nnd then went out
of tbe room with the younger ladles.
The three gentlemen filled tbelr glasses
wltb port, and Hay passed around a
box of cigars. Soon tbey were amoving
and chatting In a most amicable fashion. Lord George talked u great deal
about racing nnd curds and his bad
luck with both. Hay said very little
and every now nnd then cast a glance
at Paul to see how he wan taking tbe
conversation. At length, when Sandal
became a trifle vehement on tbe subject of his losses, nay abruptly changed the subject by refilling bis glass and
those of his companions.   "I want you
to drink to tbe health of my future
bride," he said.
' "What!" cried Paul, staring.   "Miss
"The same," responded Hay cdldly.
"You Bee I have taken your advice and
Intend to settle. Push presented me to
the ladles when next tbey came to his
office, and since then I bave been almost constantly with them. Miss
Krlll's affections were disengaged, and
she therefore, with her mother's consent, became my promised wife."
"I wish you joy," said Lord George,
draining his glass snd filling another,
"and, by. Jove, for your sake, I bops
she's got money."
"Oh, yes, she's well off," said Hay
calmly.   "And you, Paul?"
"I congratulate you, of course," stem-
mei'vd Beecot, dazed, "but it's to sudden. You haven't known her above a
"I wont t/ou to drtnk to the health of
my future bride," he mid.
"Five weeks or so," Bald Hay, smiling, and, sinking his voice lower, he
added: "I can't afford to let grass grow
under my feet This young ass here
might snap her up, and Mrs. Krill
would only be too glad to secure a title
for Maud."
He bad no time to say more, as they
entered tbe drawing room. Almost as
soon as they did Mrs. Krlll summoned
Paul to her side.
"And now," she said, "let us talk of
Miss Norman."
"(STll D0N'T wls^ t0 talk of Mlsl
t81 •» I  Neman," said Paul bluntly.
■SffEl     "Then you can be no true
BSBsJ   lover," retorted the widow.
"I disagree with you. A true lover
docs not talk to all and sundry concerning the most sacred feelings of his
heart Moreover, your remarks at our
last meeting were not to my taste."
"I apologise," said Mrs. Krlll promptly, "and will not offend In that way
again. I did not know you then, but
since Mr. Hay has spoken about you
to me I know and appreciate you, Mr.
But Paul was not to be cajoled In
tbls manner. Tbe more suave the woman was, the more he felt Inclined to
be on bis guard, and be ve'-y wisely
obeyed tho prompting of bis Instinct
"I fear you do not know me, Mrs.
Krill," said he as coldly as Hay could
have spoken, "else you would hardly
ask me to discuss with you, of all people, the lady whom I Intend to make
my wife." ,
"You are rather a difficult man to
deal with," sbe replied, drawing her
thick white eyebrows together. "But
I like difficult men. Tbat Is why I
admire Mr. Hay. He Is not a silly,
useless butterfly like tbat young lord
"Silly he is not, but I doubt bis being useful. So far as I can see. Hay
looks after himself and nobody else."
"He proposes to look after my
"So I understand," replied Beecot
politely, "but tbat Is a matter entirely
for your own consideration."
Mrs. Krlll still continued to smile
In her placid way, but sbe was rather
nonplused all the same. From the
appearance of Beecot, she bad argued
that he was one of those many men
she could twist round her finger. But
he seemed to lie less easily guided
tban sbe expected, and for the moment she wbb silent, letting her hard
eyes wander toward the card table,
round which sat the four playing an
eager and engrossing game of bridge.
"You don't approve of tbat, perhaps?"
"No," said Paul calmly; "I certainly
do not."
"Are you a Puritan, may I ask?"
Beecot shook bis head and laughed.
"I am a simple man who tries to do
his duty In this world," said be, "and
who very often finds It difficult to
do 'that same duty."
"How do you define duty, Mr. Beecot?"
"We are becoming ethical," Bald
Paul, with c, smile. "I don't know
that I am prepared with nn answer
at present."
"Then tho next time we meet for
I hope," said Mrs. Krlll, smoothing
her face to a smile—It had grown
rather Bomber—"tbat we sball often
meet again. You must come and see
us. We have taken a house In Kensington."
"Chosen by Mr. Hay?"
"Yes, He is our mentor In London
society. I don't think," added Mrs.
Krlll, studying bis fuce, "tbat you like
Mr. Hay."
"As I am Mr. Hay's guest," said
Paul dryly, "that Is rather an unkind
question to ask."
"I asked no question. I simply
make a statement."
Beecot found the conversation rather
embarrassing, In place of his pumping
Mrs. Krlll, she was trying to pump blm,
whlcb reversal of his design be by no
means approved of. He changed the
subject of conversation by drawing a
powerfully attractive red herring
across the trail. "You wlsb to speak to
me about Miss Norman," he remarked.
"I do," answered Mrs. Krlll, wbo
saw through his design, "but apparently tbat subject Is as distasteful aa a
discussion about Mr. Hay."
"Both subjects are rather personal, I
admit Mrs. Krill. However, if you
bave anything to tell me which you
would like Miss Norman to hear I am
willing to listen."
"Ah! Now you nre more reasonable,"
she answered In a pleased tone. "It Is
simply this, Mr. Beecot: I am very
sorry for tbe girl. Through no fault of
her own she is placed In a difficult position. I cannot give her a name, since
her father sinned against her as he
sinned In another way against me, but
I can. through my daughter, wbo is
guided by me, give her an income/ It
does not seem right that I should have
all this money"-
"Tbat your daughter should have all
this money," Interpolated Beecot.
"My danghtc- nnd I are one," replied
MrB. Krlll c ' -r"'      i ^-innk for
myself I speak for her. But, as 1 say,
it doesn't seem right we should be la
affluence and Miss Norman In poverty.
So I propose to allow her five hundred
a year on conditions. Will she accept
do you think, Mr. Beecot?"
"I should think her acceptance would
depend upon tbe conditions,"
"They are very simple," said Mrs.
Krlll in her deep tones and looking
very straight at Paul. "She is to marry
you and go to America."
Beecot's face did not change, since
her bard eyes were on It But he was
puzzled under his mask of Indifference.
Why did this woman want Sylvia to
marry blm and go Into exile? He temporized. "With regard to your wish
.that Miss Norman should marry me."
said he quietly, "It Is of course very
good of you to Interest yourself In the
matter. I fall to understand your reason, however."
"Yet the reason Is patent," rejoined
Mrs. Krill. Just as quietly and quite as
watchful as before. "Sylvia Norman
Is a young girl without much character'!—
"In that I disagree with you."
"Well, let us admit she has character, but she certainly bas no experience, hi the world she is exposed to
much trouble and perhaps maybe to
temptation. Since her position Is the
fault of her father and Bhe is entirely
Innocent I want her to bave a happy
life. For that reason I wish her to
marry you."
Paul bowed, not believing a word of
this philanthropic speech. "Again I
say it is good of you," said he, with
some Irony, "but even were I out of
the way her nurse, Deborah Tawsey,
would look after her. As matters
stand, however, she will certainly become my wife as soon, aa we can afford a borne."
"You can afford It tomorrow," said
Mrs. Krlll eagerly, "It you will accept
my offer."
"A home In America!" said PauL
"And why?"
"I should think both of you would
like to be nway from a place where
you have seen such a tragedy."
"Indeed." Paul committed himself
to no opinion. "And supposing we accept your offer, which I admit Is a
generous one, you suggest we should
go to tbe States."
"Or to Canada or Australia or, In
fact you can go anywhere bo long aa
you leave England. I. tell you, Mr.
Beecot even at the risk of hurting
your feelings, tbat I want that girl
away from London. My husband treated me very badly—he was a brute
always—and I hate to bave that girl
before, my eyes."
"Yet she Is Innocent" v   '
"Have I not Bald that a dozen
times?" rejoined sirs. Krlll Impatiently. "What Is tbe use of further discussion?    Do you accept my offer?"
"I will convey It to Miss Norman. It
Is for her to decide."
"But you have the right since you
are to be her husband."
"Pardon me, no. I would never take
sucb a responsibility on me. I sball
tell Miss Norman what you say and
convey her answer to you."
"Thank you," snid Mrs. Krlll graciously. But she was annoyed tbat
ber golden bait bad not been taken
Immediately, and In spite of her suavity Paul could tee that Bhe was annoyed, the more so when sbe began
to explain, "Of course you understand my feelings."
"I confess I don't, quite. Naturally
the fact that you are connected with
tbe murder in tbe public eyes"—
"Pardon me," said the woman swiftly, "but I am not. Tbe name of Krlll
has hardly been noticed. The public
know tbat Aaron Norman was murdered. No one talks of Lemuel Krlll
or thinks that I am the widow of the
murdeied man. Possibly I may como
across some people who will connect
the two names and look askance at me,
but tbe majority of people—sucb as
I/ird George there"-she pointed with
her fan—"do not think of me In the
way you say. As he did, they will
think they remember the name"—
"Did Lord George say that to you?"
said Paul swiftly.
"No. But be did to Mr. Hay, who
told me," rejoined Mrs. Krlll quite as
"To-night?" asked Beecot remembering that Hny bad not spoken privately
to Mrs. Krill since tbey came in from
the dlulug room.
"Ob. no—on another occasion. Lord
George bas several times said that he
bas a faint recollection of my name.
Possibly the connection between me
and the murder may occur to his mind,
but he Is really bo very stupid thnj I
nope he will forget all about the mat-'
tor." ,
"I wonder you don't change youi
name," said Paul, looking at her.
"Certainly not, unless public opinion
forces me to'change it," she said defiantly. "My life has always been perfectly open and aboveboard, not like
that of my husband." !
"Why did he change hit name?''
asked Beecot eagerly—too eagerly, Id
fact, tor she drew back,
"Why do you ask?" she Inquired
Paul shrugged his shoulders. "Aa
Idle question, Mrs. Krlll. I have aa
wish to force your confidence."
"Tbere is no forcing in the matter,"
responded tbe woman. "I have taken
quite a fancy to you, Mr. Beecot, and
you shall know what I do."
"Pray do not tell ma If yon would
rather not"
"But I would rather," said Mrs. Krlll
bluntly. "It will prevent your misconception of anything you may hear
about us. My husband's real name waa
Lemuel Krlll, and he married me thirty years ago. I will be frank with you
and admit that neither of us were gentlefolks. We kept a public house on
tbe outskirts of Cbrlstchnrch, in Hants,
called the Red Pig." She looked anxiously at him as she spoke,
"A strange name."
''Have you never heard of ft before 1"
"No. Had I beard tut uuuie u >\uuld
have remained In my memory from Its
Paul might have been mistaken, but
Mrs. Krill certainly seemed relieved,
yet If she had anything to conceal in
connection with the Red Pig wby
should she have mentioned tbe name?
"It is not a first class hotel," Bhe
went on smoothly and again with her
false smile. "We had only farm laborers and such like as customers, but the
custom was good, and we did very
well. Then my husband took to
"In tbat respect be must have changed," said Paul quickly, "for all the time
I knew him—six months It was—I never saw him the worse for drink, nnd I
certainly never heard from those who
would be likely to know tbat he Indulged In alcobol to excess. All the
same," added Paul,' with an after
thought of his conversation with Sylvia In the Embankment garden, "I
fancied from bis pale face and shaking
hands and a tightness of the skin that
he might drink."
"Exactly. He did. He drank brandy
In large quantities, nnd, strange to say,
be never got drunk."
"Whnt do you mean exactly?" asked
Beecot curiously.
"Well," snid Mrs. Krlll. biting tho ton-
of her fan and looking over it "Lemuel
—I'll call him by the old nnme—never
grew red In the fnce, and. even after
years of drinking, he never showed any
signs of Intemperance. Certainly hi»
hands would shake at times, but 1 never noticed particularly the tightness of
the sk.ln.ypu talk of.".
"A certain shiny look," explained
"Quite so.   I never noticed It.   But
he never got drunk bo ns to lose his
head or his balance," went on Mrs,
Krlll, "but he became n demon."
(To be Continued.)
When Grayson Kan Away.
Mr. Victor Grayson, British M.P.,
who has been dialled a good deal
about the motor-car "kidnapping"
joke, which kept liim away from a
Labor party conference, .conspired,
when at school, 10 run away from
home with a schoolmate, Billy Lee
by name. Young Victor looted some
sandwiches from home, while Leo
stole a revolver belonging to his father, and which the lads carried alternately, stuck in their braces. They
were determined to see the world, and
e.s they sat on a bank in a country
lane to devour the sandwiches they
imagined themselves bsing able to
say, "Oh, yes, we have been to this
und that place and- have had some
really thrilling experiences." But
when night, draw on and hunger began to assert itself, the temperament
c? the boys underwent a great change.
They thought of the old melody,
"Home, sweat home," nnd mutually
r.greed it was for batter for them to
remain under parental control a little-
longrr. It was nearly midnight when
the boys reached home. Their reception was one to be remembered. Some .
time afterwards, Victor decided to go
to sea. am' successfully prevailed on
an old sailor to mnka him a stow-
r.wr.y on an o'ltward-bound vessel to
Australia.; When three davs out,
three oth^r stowawavs were diRcovar-
ari. and Victor decided to appear ba-
tore thi*. captain with th"m. The Int-
tor told th"m it was onlv resjiect, for
the fish that restrained him from
hnvip" nil four thrown overboard.
Pot S50. a passing steamer conBentan*
to Tetiii-n tha stowawavs to England.
When they ware landed thev kept to-
rither for n tim". but eventually one
o' them v-as toe'red ,„, for begging,
while another joined the navy.
rue greatest bay on tbe face of tl
earth Is that of Bengal. Measured in i
straight line from  the two Inclosing
peninsulas, its extent Is about 420,000
square miles,
Pure Air Without Draft.
The nlgbt air is purer thnn that or
day, particularly In great cities, says
the Indiana health bulletin, therefore-
It is wise to keep ut least one window
open at night in the bedroom. When It
Is not possible to place tbe bed so It
will be out of the draft a screen in
front of the open window will suffice
for protection.
Iron Duke's Battle Dinners.
The Duke of Wellington's cook on
one occasion, when tbe battle was not
going well, was urged to make his escape, though at tbe time he was busy-
preparing bis master's dinner. He replied tbat be intended tn r-o on wltb
his work, for bis experience of fifty
battles bad taught blm thnt the duke
always came home to dinner. He
might sometimes bo a, little late, but
Movement from the United States Now
Predicted to Pass All Records for
Previous Seasons—Rush to Alberta
and Saskatchewan so  Great  that
the Government 'has  arranged to
Supply Large Furnished Tents
Winnipeg.—Whatever the extent of
the  immigration from     Europe     to
Western Canada may be this year, it
is confidently predicted that the movement from the United States will beet
all records.   Certain enthusiastic land
men in Saskatchewan   and    Alberta
speak of ond hundred thousand Ameri
cans as the probable number who wil'.
cross the boundary line with    their
effects or as land buyers during the
fiscal year.   These men state that the
competition for settlers from the states
of the southwest is  much less keen
than was tho case two years ago, and
that Texas and similar areas cannot
offer the inducements equal to those
of Canada.
That the movement will be exceptionally large this year is shown by
the present influx on all lines running into the prairie provinces from
the Bouth. Trains in two sections are
the rule on the 800 line running into
Moose Jaw, and all the trains carrying
large numbers of Americans from the
states of the central west. Special
settlers' trains, with lnrge»numbers of
cars loaded with effects are also being
operated, and the amount of material
wealth being brought into the country
amounts to millions monthly. The
movement from the south is already
so large that the regular officers of
the Dominion department of immigration have been unable to perform the
duties required, and extra men have
been put on both at North Portal and
at Emerson. J. Bruce Walker, com.
missioner of immigration, states that
.the reports already made to the government show that twice as many
Americans have entered the country
so far this season as in the correspond'
ing period of last year.
The estimate of the local office was
> to-the effect that 70,000 Americans
would come in this season, taking up
between 20,000 and 25,000 homesteads
A; several points in Saskatchewan and
Alberta the rush had been so great
that the government had arranged to
Bupply large, furnished tents. These
would be used not only by the travellers from the United States, but also
by those from Eastern Canada and
The estimate that the immigration
fiorfi the United States this year would
reach 70,000 appears to be quite con-
soivative, and it is considered possible
tlint the number may run up to
Do Not Want So Much Publicity of
The Affairs of Their
Ottawa.—When the banking ' and
commerce committee resumed consideration of the insurance bill, John
R. Read, of Ottawa, president of the
Life Underwriters of Canada, was
heard on behalf of the agents. He
supported the attitude of life insur-
ai.ee companies' managers in oppos.
ir,| thg abolition of estimates and deferred dividend, policies, and objected
to the publication of all salaries over
$1,000. That, waa carrying publicity
toi fur. J. F. Weston, of Toronto
thought something should be done to
maku it clearer to policy holders that
lr.' twenty year deferred dividend
policy was not a twenty year endowment, and was emphatic in saying that
there1 nl.ould be the fullest publicity
'o any, facts of besineSB of life inBur-
arce companies. He added that he
•••ould be glad to 'do anything to acquaint people with all the faots regarding the results of policies, but
tbey were anxious that the intelli
guice of the management should not
he hampered.
Government to nave Railway Engineer
Edmonton—The appointment of a.
railway engineer for the department
of railways is to be created as the re,
-ult of the guaranteeing of the bonds
ct the branch lines, and will be made
nt the next meeting of the cabine*
within a few weeks.
A swnrni of applications ior the posi
tion have been showered from all
quarters on the executive council.
Premier Rntlinrfor i stat *b that tho
government will secure tho best en
ginecr available, as the position will
r;<i a most important one in the new
department. He proposes himself to
retain supervision of the railway department, as there is no need for the
creation of a new portfolio, the work
being small.
Many Deportations Last Year
Ottawa.—That Canada is carefully
"hand picking" her new population is
ptoved by the statistics of the immigration department for the fiscal yea-
just closed. The deportations for
th • year exceeded 1,700, against 855 in
the. preceding twelve months. The
number of immigrants rejected at.
pcrts of entry exceeded 5,000, as compared with 1,272 in the previous yea'r.
Another interesting fact is that while
in the previous fiscal year 7,452 Japanese entered Canada, last year, by
virtue of the agreement between Mr
Lemieux and the Tokio'* government,
less than 500 Japanese landed ir
Handle Mberta Wh.at.
Vr ncouver.—W.R. Haldane, general
f-f.ght agent of the O.P.R. returned
from Portland, Tncoma and other
cuies on the coast states. He was
b'.'sieged with callers cprescnting
(jinir export houses who announced
i' .i they intcndod'cstablishing branch
odces in Vancouver, with the view
oi entering the Alberta wheat trade
exporting from here. Amcican grain
dollars express confidence that their
experience and trade connections in
Europe and elsewhere would enable
them to secure a large share of this
business from the outset.
Will Open Brant's Tomb to be Sure
Brantford, Ont.—What is alleged to
be the skull of Captain Joseph Brant,
the Indian warrior, has been brought
here from Buffalo. Rev. Dr. Ashton,
incumbent of Mohawk church, is at
preaent in Bermuda, but it is expected
that on his return he will have Brant's
tomb in the churchyard opened in
order to determine whether or not the
skull is missing. Dr. McMichael,
Buffalo, who returns the skull to the
city, declares that he has indisputable
proof that it is that of Brant, whose
tomb, he alleges, was robbed 30 years
Rich Strike at Nome
Vancouver—Dr. La Chnprtle arrived
f. om Dawson, nnd he snys the north is
evcitcd over the remarkable strikes of
li .*e milling gold in quartz formation
nt Nome, where the mother lode of the
Klondyke is supposed to be located.
Lnge veins have been found encrusted with gold, and some assays go
IV high as .$50 per ton. A stamp mill
w'lr be installed by a Dawson colli'
Edmonton Street Cars to Carry Freight
Edmonton, Alta.—A regular freight
.iusineas will be inaugurated by the
Electric Railway company between
Edmonton and Strathcona, and in all
piobability all the freight now
bandied between Edmonton and the
P. P. R. warehouses in Strathcona
will be moved by electric cars..
For this purpose the street sweeper
will be used, and it is expected that
two trips a day will handle all the
' 8upt. Taylor is now negotiating with
the Strathcona council for the run-,
ning of a spur from the Whyte avenue
l.ne down to the O. P. R. freight shed,
and another spur will be built from
'he corner of Ninth street and Jasper
to Hardisty Bros.' warehouse in Edmonton, where all the goods will be
stored as in the past.
'fhe Dominion Express company are
also endeavoring to have their goods
nandled by the street railway department, and the only fear now expressed
by the superintendent is that business
will develop more quickly than it can
to handled.
Predicts Canada and U.S. Will Fight
Asheville, N. C—That the whole of
the American continent will become
one great republic under the government of what is now the United States
is the prediction made by former
Governor Folk in an interview here.
Mr. Folk declared that a claBh between the. United States and Canada
is inevitable, and that it will come
in the not distant future is his belief.
The great influx of Americans into the
grain fields and lumber regions of
Western Canada, each carrying with
him his natural allegiance to the
United States, is the leaven which he
thinks will eventuallydevelop the clash
between, the United States and her
sister country to the north. The situation in Mexico also offers food for
serious thought, he said. The natural
antagonism of the Mexicans to the
American mining interests in that
country, which has been kept under
b> President Diaz, will, he thinks,
t,i eak out afresh at the death of the
Mexican president.
Necessary to Keep a Considerable
Force Along Boundary Line in
View of Heavy Rush of Immigration—Are Now 700 Strong—Premier
Praises Efficient Work of Picturesque Riders of the Plains
Ottawa.—A vote was taken up in the
House for three-quarters of a million
dollars to defray the cost of the upkeep of the Royal Northwest Mounted
Police. As Sir Wilfrid has the control
i:.' this force, he had the vote in hand.
The premier explained that the force
now consists of seven hundred men-
five hundred in the provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan, one hundred
in the Yukon and one hundred in the
unorganized territories. He spoke in
high praise of the police, saying that
tbey render particularly valuable service in connection with the work of
settling up new districts.
Mr. Foster wanted to know if it was
th. policy of the government to withdraw members of the force from
thickly settled districts with the. idea
in view that ultimately the day will
come when the provinces will have
to look after the administration of
law and order themselves.
.Sir Wilfrid said that it was though*
necessary to keep a considerable force
along the boundary line. In view of
tin. heavy inrush of immigration it
would be a matter of some time before
it would be possible to withdraw the
police from the two prairie provinces.
Mr. Fost-.r also aaked if the force
v.as allowed to take rahy part in poli,
tical matters in the interests of the
party in power.
Sir Wilfrid replied that strict instructions were given to the police t
keep clear of political entanglements
ond at the most not more than one or
two complaints had ever been received.
Mr. Magrath spoke regretfully of
tlia fact that, in older districts little
was seen of the once familiar police
Still he approved of the policy as laid
down by the prime minister and supported the vote, which went through
without further discussion.
Building Active, in Canadian Cities
Toronto.—In discussing the building
permits of Canadian cities for Febru-
t,iy, Construction, the Btandard engineering and contractors' journal
"snys:—"It is extremely doubtful if
ever before in the building annals of
the Dominion there has been recorded
at this season of the year anything
quite like it for universal activity.
Ihe returns for the month nB submitted from representative cities in
e,' ery province of the Dominion Bhow
ctnclusively that building operations
fiom coast to coast have not only been
fully revived, but that gains of such
huge proportions are being made as
was anticipated only by the most
optimistic at the beginning of the
year. In the west the figures are
stiikingly encouraging."
Amundsen's Next Voyage In Arctici
Cliristinnia — Capt. Roald Amundsen has now completed arrangements
lor his drifting expedition in search
of the north pole, in Nansen's famous
ship, the Fram. He has selected as
his captain Lieut. Englestad, of the
Norwegian army. The Fram is being
overhauled and strengthened, anil she
piohably will be ready to leave Christiania early next year. Capt. Amundsen, will accompany the steamer out
of the fjord, but will return and later
proceed to America, and thence to
Nome, Alaska, where the Fram, which
goes by way of Cope Horn, will pick
him uo. From Nome the expedition
will enter the Arctic Ocean through
Behring Straits. I
Eight Dreadnoughts
London—There are good reasons for
believing that the cabinet hns nlrcady
decided to build eight Dreadnoughts
nnd has notified the shipbuilders of
the intention to lay down the second
four within the fiscal year. The de-!
bate in the House of Commons appears
almost to have flattened the "Little
Navy" party. Admiral Lord Charles
Ber^sford, since his return to London
after having been relieved of the corn-
niat'd of the channel fleet, has declared to his friends that he wil do
all in his power to stir up the country
to insist upon a larger and more effl-
ci ml navy.
Many Weddings Illegal
London.—The county of Bucking-]
ham hasNbecn thrown into a fever at
the. discovery, annouhced officially,
"that all marriages celebrated at the
pnrish church of St. James, Bradwell,
during .the last fifty years are illegal. I
This church lias been the scene of
thousands of weddings of couples from
all parts of the county. It now op-
pears that the church was never
licensed to celebrate marriages. Steps
will be taken ,to legalize all marriage
ceremonies performed in the church.   '
A New Aerodrome
Boston.—A new aerodrome that
promises to revolutionize present
methods of air navigation has been
invented by George A. Metcalf, a retired inventor of Maiden. The aerodrome is called the "Flying Auto" for
want of *a better'name. The whole
principle of the new airship is to. be
found in its propellers. They are
nothing more than ordinary electric
fans, built on a large scale. When
the blades are made to revolve in a
horizontal position they cushion the
air beneath them, causing the machine to rise, straight up. The distinct feature of the machine is that
these propellers, instead of being
rigidly attached to the shaft may be
tipped at. an angle horizontally on
either side of it -in order to propel the
machine in any desired direction. By
means of levers attached to the shaft
the propellers are turned in either
direction as simply as turning the
steering gear of an automobile. Stability is gained by having the propellers revolve in opposite directions.
Criminal Statistics Show that Sunny
Province is Far Down on List in
Number of Convictions
Ottawa.—According to a blue book
giving details of criminal statistics
from Canada for year ending September, 1907, there wns during that year-
the decade then closed—an increase of
164 per cent, in drunkenness in Can.
ada. The total number of convictions
for the year was 29,802, of whom
28,421 were males and 1,281 females,
Manitoba shows the largest ratio of
convictions according to population,
with British Columbia next, Nova
Scotia third, New Brunswick fourth,
Saskatchewan and Alberta fifth, Ontario sixth and Quebec seventh.
There were thirty-seven charges
and eight convictions for murder in
1907 and seventy-two charges and 32
convictions for attempts to commit
murder and for manslaughter.
The number of young offenders increased from 782 in 1906 to 1,004 in
Change in Crow's Nest Direi.torate
Toronto.—A change in the '"directorate of the Crow's Nest coal due to the
n\olution when Senator j affray, Sir
I'tnry Pellatt, E. R. Wood and G. G.
S. Lindsey recently resigned from the
b'ird iB now certai - "Since ita in.
c ]tion the Crow's >'est company was
a Canadian enterprise financed by
Canadian capital a,id manned and
c*-r rated in the inte'.csts • I Canada,"
. aid one who had intimate knowledge
V what transpired at the former
met ting. "But the acquisition of con
trol by a Bmall margin by the J. J.
FiT! interests has transferred the control to United States enterprises. It
is understood naturally that Mr,
Rogers will work in harmony with tho
new interests.
"The chief Canadian customers of
the company will be the Granby
Smelter company, which ownB a considerable share of Crow's Nest stock.
Aside from this it is moat probable
that the company will find its market
chiefly to the Bouth of the border, in
connection with the Hill railways."
Murdered by Filipino Tribesmen
Manila.—Word has been received of
th, murder of Dr. William Jones, the
r.ited anthropologist, who wa8 in the
field for the museum of natural his
tny ofVlhicago. The murder occurred
at Dumabnto at the headwaters of the
Cagayan river in Isbela province. No
details of the attack have been ob-
ttinable thus for, but it is believed
ttat the scientist was set upon ond
kuled by the wild tribesmen. Dr
J- nes had been -n the Philippines two
years investigating the wild tribes on
t' a island and preparing an exhaus-
t.ve report of them for the museum.
Canadian Lady Won Prize for Essay
London.—The Standard of Empire
ni nounces that the prize of $40(1
offered by the Navy League of Canndn
tor the best essay on the question,
' Shall Canada have a navy of bar
o\.nf" has been awnrded to Mrs. W.
Powes Oliphant, 210 Simcoe straat,
T ronto. Tile essay by C. Frederiel;
l'amilton, of Ottawa, resident correspondent of the Toronto NewB, was
also considered y/orthy of honorable
nuntion. The successful essay will
shortly be published in the Standard
o' Empire and widely distributed in
pamphlet form.
Thirty-Five Elevators   for   Q. T. P.
Winnipeg.—There will be between '10
and 35 new elevators under construction .along the G. T. P. within a few
weeks, said J. E. Dairymple, assistant
freight traffic manager of the road.
One of the important works along
the line this summer will be the ercc
Hon of passenger depots. They have
a ready been built at thj utvisiona
prints, and'the next move will be te
supply all the towns that have shown
reasonable development. This work
vi ill be started in a few weeks.
Anti-Graft Rules
Ottawa—Hon. William Pugsley rend
to the house of commons the instruc-
thns which have been sent to employees of the public works department in respect to the purchase o!
Supplies. Employees are cautioned regarding the acceptance of any gifts or
favors of any kind at the hands "f
contractors or merchants and were
told that if any such transaction
should come to their knowledge it is
their duty to report the same.at nine,
to the minister or depijty minister.
Another Outlet for B. C. Salmon
Victoria, B, C—The British ad.
miralty is inviting, tenders here for a
Inige supply of tinned salmon for ids
majesty's viotuolling yards at Hong
Kong. This is an entirely new departure and opens ftp another trade
outlet for tho salmon industry.
Wireless Signals to Paris
Halifax, N. 8.—During the past
month the Marconi wireless station at
Port Morien, C. B., has on several occasions been in communication with
the French government station in the
Eiffel tower, Paris, France. The
nature of the signals has not been disclosed. The distance from Port
Morien to Paris is considerably over
3,000 miles. The highest previous record made by the Marconi system waB
between Port Morien and Clifden, Ireland, 2,900 miles.
While in Cape Breton in 1907 Marconi made the assertion that in less
than ten years he would have the
world girdled with wireless towers so
that a flash could be sent around the
world in a second.
South Africa is Loyal
Pretoria.—Speaking in the legislative assembly, Attorney General De
Villiers said the offer of the South
African Dreadnought to the imperia.'
government had been suggested, but
in his opinion the best present would
b.-. a united community. Any European race which thought that in the
event of a European war it might look
for help Jfom the position of inhabit
ants of South Africa would be ver;r
much mistaken, and he was convinced
that South Africa would stand as onr
loan with the British empire.
Surveying the McMurray Line
Edmonton.—Dr. Wadell, consulting
engineer for the Alberta and Great
Waterways Railroad company, which
is to build from Edmonton to Fort
McMurray, and which has already
opened offices in the city, renched
Eelmonton this week, and will make
aiiangements for the putting of survey parties in the field to run pre-
lnn-nary surveys out of the city pre-
pinotory to commencing construction
of the line. It is possible that he
may also look into the matter of a site
for terminals in the city.
Colored Gentlemen Wait on Taft
Washington.—A delegation of ne
gices from Mississippi, comprising
bonkers, business men, lawyers and
educators called at the White House
to render to President Toft whatever
assistance they,could render in helping him to work out the so-called
"negro problem in the south."
Tho delegation was headed by Chas
Fonks, cashier oi the Bank of Mound
Bnyou, Miss., and included the, presidents of three other banks in addition
ti- the representatives of other inte'.csts.
Jack London III
Boston, Mass.—A letter from Sydney, Australia, says Jack London, the
California novelist, who started on a
voyage around the world in a little
sloop. called the Snark, has been
stricken with a mysterious illness and
has abandoned the voyage. He in
tends to sell the Snark and return tc
California to regain his lost health
but it is doubtful if he will be able to
resume active work for a long time.
Resolution for Prohibition
Montreal.—A resolution asking for
provincial prohibition was introduced
in the Nova Scotia legislature recently.
The resolution not only asks for prohibition, but ask that the local gbvern-
mtnt seek to obtain from the federal
parliament the enactment of such
legislation os will prohibit the manufacture of liquor within, and the im.
portation of liquor into, the province.
No Grant* for Fenian Raid Veterans
Ottawa.—The government will not
introduce legislation this session for
the granting of bounties to fenian
laid veterans for the reason that after
consideration it was not. found ndvis-
tblc to disturb the decision arrived at
many years ago. It is expected that
the application of South Africa)
' i tenuis for land giants will also Im
Von Buelow Absolutely Denies Efist
ence of a Camarilla Around
the Emperor
Berlin.—Chancellor Von Buelow,
during a debate on the salary appro-
prntion in the reichstag, denied in the
most absolute terms the existence of
a camarilla around the emperor, de-
cliring that with such a straightforward, open-minded, far-seeing man as
hii majesty intriguers could not exercise any influence. The chancellor
warned the socialists against disorderly agitations, saying that if it became necessary a much stricter law
wruld be introduced for their sup-
p;lesion. He said that the new taxes
necessary for the carrying on ot the
enpire must be partly direct and
inrtly indirect, that persons having
1 .operty must share the burden in the
shape of an inheritance tax, while
necessaries sad luxuries also must
bear a portion of th; imposts.
West Division G.T.P. About Finished
Edmonton.—Work is now in full
swing on the completion of the last
stretch of grading of the Edmonton.
Macleod section of the Grand Trunk
Pacific between the Pembina and the
Macleod rivers, a distance of about 75
miles, the contract for which is held
by Foley, Welsh & Stewart. It is the
intention of the railway company, it
is understood, to have this last strip
of grading completed and to have the
steel laid at the Pembina before midsummer, and both steel bridges at the
Pembina and the Macleod well under
way before the fall, in order that con
si ruction may proceed aa rapidly as
possible on the mountain section west
of Wolf section, which iB the last gap
on the Transcontinental to complete.
it is possible that woork on this section may not be proceeded with until
next year.
New Elevator for Crossfield
Calgary.—The Alberta Grain com.
Piny, whose present headquarters in
Edmonton are shortly to be moved to
Calgary, are about to build an immense elevator at Crossfield. The
company has 14 elevators now in the
province, and the new one will be one
o! tbe largest of the country elevators
in Alberta.
Canada. Gives Prizes
London.—The board of trade has received from the Canadian government
cold, watches, silver cups and money
•or the members of the crew of the
steamer St. Helena in recognition of
.he rescue of tho crew of the Canadian
bu.-que O. S. Bergen, at Maitland
>'. S„ on November 9th of last year.
Conservation of Resources
Ottawa.—Hon. Mr. Sifton was
elected chairman of the new standing
committee of the commons on foresta
waterways and waterpowers. The committee is one of three created by the
house with a view to carrying out a
more effective policy for the conservation of natural resources.
Canadian Trade With  Britain
Ottawa.—Mr. Ray, Canadian trade
commissioner at Birmingham, reports
that during^the month of February
there was an increase in Canadian imports to Great Britain to the value of
$143,580, while the imports to the
Dominion grew to the extent of
• Amundsen's Arctic Expedition
Christiania.—Dr. Harry Edmonds,
head of the U. 8. Magnetic observatory at Sitka, Alaska, it is reported
will join Copt. R. Amundsen's doming
Arctic expedition, dipt. AmundBen
hns accepted the Carnegie institute's
offer of magnetic instruments.
Illumination of Niagara
Niagara Falls, N. Y.—Plans for a
2,500,000 candle power searchlight for
the illumination of the falls at a cost
of $50,000, have been accepted. Two
batteries of searchlights will be used,
one on either side of the river,
Teeth Before Their Book*
Cincinnati.—Believing that good
teeth will conserve their health and
make better scholars of children at
tending school, the board of education
has ordered that examinations be
mode of the teeth of all children attending school in this city.
Counting Uncle Sam's Money
New York.—In the basement of the
sub-treasury a small stuff of the most
trusted employees of Uncle Snm arc
busily engaged counting and weighing
the enormous sum of *253,000,OCO. Tin y
will finish the task in about two
rtussia Becoming Modernized
St. Petersburg.—The Duma hns
adopted a bill for the establishment of
a Russian agricultural ngency nt
Washington with the object of introducing American methods and machinery into Russia.
King Will Meet Kaiser at Corfu
Vienna.—The Tngehlatt snys that
King Edward and Queen Alexandra
will visit the kaiser at Corlu this
month. Tim health of the king has
greatly improved.
Surveying Starting Agair
Lloyd minster, Alta—A survey party
under Wm. Christie has left, here to
run the 16th base line, commencinc
forty-two miles north of Lloydminstor
and running cast to the third meridian.
Will Contribute $7,000,000
Melbourne, Australia. — Subscriptions'for the Dreadnoughts will be
modi! on the basis of population, New
South Wnles contributing $4,000,000
and Victoria $3,000,000.
British Emigrants
London.—The. February number *f
passengers sailing from Britisli ports
to the leading colonics were:—Aus
tralia, 2,999', Canada, 2,700; South
Africa, 1,296.
Estimate Given of What Telephone
Branch of Alberta Public Works
Will Construct This Year—Greater
Part of Extension Will Benefit
Rural Districts—May Soon Have
Connection With Pacific Slope
Edmonton.—Eight hundred miles of
new telephone lines in the province of
Alberta is the probable'estimate of
what the telephone branch of the Alberta public works department will
construct this year.
The mileage for last year was about
800 miles, but the demands this year
are greatly in excess of anything the
telephone superintendent has known.
If all the demands from the four quarters of the province were granted
there would be between 2,000 and
3,000 miles constructed instead of 800
At the present time nearly 500 telephone extensions have been approved
of by the department. The contracts
for the entire equipment have been
let and distribution to the various
points required is going on daily. Between 11,000 and 12,000 poles have
been ordered, mostly from a contractor working near Spruce Grove. Poles
are, however, being secured from different places and are being bought
from farmers at the same price that is
paid to contractors.
All the poles required have already
been laid from Edmonton to Cooking
Lnke and for several miles out from
Olds. The wire iB coming from Win-
nipeg artd Germany and at the present time a considerable quantity of it
has been delivered. If conditions were
favorable tho actual work of constructing lines would be going on at
once, but it will probably be May I
before any move is made,
During the winter months five gangs
of men have been busy rebuilding ex.
changes at points where the increased
business has outgrown the capacity of
the exchanges for handling the work.
This waa the case at Wetaskiwin,
Olds, Medicine Hat and Lacombe.
Work is still in progress, rebuilding
going on at Raymond and Magrath.
At Lethbridgc an entirely new exchange has been constructed.
The greater proportion of the new
lines will be in rural districts. Among
these lines to be constructed are Edmonton to Cooking Lnke, a, distance of
20 miles; Curlew to Trochu valley, 12
miles; Calgary eastward, making for
Gleichen, and a toll line from Tahcr
to Medicine Hat, a distance of 90
Another loll circuit will he constructed from Calgary to MacLeod and
from Edmonton to Fort Saskatchewan
to accommodate the increasing traffic
between these points.
A very important extension may be
constructed from Blairmore west to
meet the Kootenny lines in British
Columbia. This line would give the
people of Alberta telephone connection with Seattle, Vancouver and
other Pacific points.
When the construction work is well
under way there will be seven or eight
gangs of men working in different
ports of the province, which means
that there will be weli on to 150 men
in the province building telephone
lines this summer.
Short of Implements
Hamilton.—The west this year faces
a famine of form implements with
little hope of relief, nccording to statements made by the International Harvester and another workshop. The
management of these concerns had altogether underestimated the demand,
and did not foresee Hiat the prairie
vest would so rapidly recover from
the period of depression. Already all
manufacturers both here and in
Toronto are overwhelmed with more
orders from Winnipeg than they can
fili. and the season is so far advanced
that it is quite impossible to catch up
oi tiers by the increasing output.
For Canada's Art Gallery
Toronto.—The art commission of tho
Dominion government have purchased
the followi'nr pictures shown nt tho
recant exhibition of the Canadian Art
club, to ha hung in the National gallery at Ottawa'.—"The News Gatherers," by Mrs. Homer Watson;
"Mother and Son," by Mr. John Russell, rind "A Midsummer Night," by
Archibald Browne. The total price
paid for the three paintings, it is said,
was $5,000.
Prosperity  Returning
London.—The Financier, referring
to the Canadian revival, says an authority on Canadian matters who has
received a series of advices from men
of reliable judgment in Halifax.
Toronto, Winnipeg, Edmonton nnd
Vnncouvcr, hns reached the conclusion that nil indications favor prices
being restored to tbe 1900 level.
Western Canada Land Co.
London.—At a meeting of the West-
eri Canndu Land company, the chnir-
mon stutod the present profit sharing
system with agents was too expensive,
so they proposed to revert to the old
basis of commission of 5 per cent.
Confidence in the future of the com-
puny was expressed.
Sale of Hudson's Bay Land
London.—The quarterly sales of land
by the Hudson's Bay company totalled
8,200 acres, for which £20,000 was paid
ns ngninst 1,100 acres anil £2.500 in
1008. Tile snle of town lots brought
£5,900, ngninst £15,800.
Irish Land Bill
London.—The House   of   Commons
hns passed the second rending oi the
Irish land bill by a vote ol 275 to 102.
In Paris there is a Bpocinl school for
waiters. Students are taught four
languages, geography, artistic decoration n ml dancing, as well as minor accomplishments. IMHa-U-wM-MersTlMeTi
Bred In the
Sj-  Jamet J*iorton.
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Literary Press.
Ezra Billings and Martha Scott had
married rather late In life. Each was
known to have "opinions," but It was
generally agreed tbat they would live
happily. So they did, but their ways
were not exactly understood by tbelr
friends. Before tbey bad been married two weeks Martha called Ezra the
biggest fool In Sngluaw county, nnd
Ezra called ber nn old cat Neither
was the least bit angry. It was just
their way, and they understood each
They did not dissemble and play the
hypocrite when a third party was pres-
•nt Ezra had courted Martha for four
years before marrying ber, und she
was the only woman he bad ever loved,
but tbls did not stand In tbe wny of his
saying to her in the presence of old
Aunt .luckson. "Martha, if we had a
chicken on the form with less brains
than you've got I'd wring Its neck."
And then Martha felt In duty bound
to good natiiredly reply, "Ezra Billings,
If I didn't lead you around by a string
you'd be sitting down on the hot stove
half tbe time."
In time It got to be known tbat the
couple wrangled like a dog and a cat,
and fifty families became more or less
Interested. In time also they passed to
stronger terms and epithets. Between
themselves they didn't mean anything
by It It was just a little harmless way
of bis when Ezra said to Martha In
front of a tin peddler: "Say. woman,
don't smile at me and ask my opinion
about dlsbpnns. If I hadn't been.
watching you like a hawk tbls morning, you'd have put paris green In my
"That ain't the way to kill off born
fools," replied Martha. "You've got to
hit 'em with an ax as tbey are lying
asleep in bed."
Of course the peddler passed It along,
and of course the lightning rod and tbe
windmill man passed along what they
heard, and at last tbe neighbors woke
up each morning expecting to find tbat
foul murder had been done during the
Mr. and Mrs, Billings were members
of one of the churches down In tbe village, and their pastor was finally appealed to. Being a conservative as well
as a good man. he thought tbe matter
over for a time nnd then preached a
sermon to fit tbe subject It wns a hit
at both, and tbey were tbere to bear,
and yet when they left the church
Ezra was beard to say, "Martha, If the
preacher bad walloped me as he did
you I'd keep my head shut for the next
.fourteen years."
1 "Wallop me!" she replied. "Ezra
Billings, every single word of that sermon was meant for yon, and If you
keep on wrangling wltb me tbe people
will turn out and give you a coat of
tar and feathers."
i Then the preacher decided that It wns
his duty to call at tbe farmhouse and
make a more direct appeal. Martha
was glad to see blm She said she
■was glad. She said she was in need of
advice nnd was Just thinking of coming to see him. She snid It was about
that fool husband of hers.
, He had taken It Into bis head that
the world was round, wben everybody
.else knew better, and had threatened
to brain her with the crowbar If sbe
didn't believe as be did. He wouldn't
do It. of course. Ezra was one of tbe
best men in the world, whether It was
round or flat, nnd be couldn't be
.brought to kill a fly, but sbe thought
he ought to be wrestled wltb for talking that way.
,  "But. Sister Billings, you bave been
heard to threaten to poison your husband." protested the good man.
| "Oh. but that's Just our way!"
1 "And to pour hot lead in bis ear as
be slept"
1 "Yes, but Ezra knows I wouldn't do
audi n thing. If he wns afraid of tbat
be wouldn't sleep and snore the way
be does."
"You bare threatened to tbiow him
over the curb Into the well."
'  "But If I did be would climb right
out and kiss mo."
, "You have said thnt you wished n
tree would fall on blm nnd tbat be
would be brought home dead."
"Yes, but I giggled when I said It,
and wben I giggle I don't mean what 1
Bay. As I said. I should like your advice. Do you think the files ought to
have the same chance to live as the
"That Is a rather queer question, Sister Billings."
"Yes. but that drntted fool of a husband of mine, who ought to have been
In an Idiot asylum yenrs ago, hus got
the Idea In his noodlcpatc that they
have, and lie's gone and tied up all the
cows' tails so tbey can no longer
"I was telling the lop shouldered
slab sided nincompoop only nn hou
ago to untie tbem tolls or I'd break hi.
neck with the lirst fence rail 1 couk
get my hands on."
"You—you talked thnt wny to youi
"I had to. No one knows Bzrn ns
do. You've got to talk right out tit him
If yon want him tn hump himself He
•Aiemi't mind It. however. Bzrll never
loved n human being until I ennie Into
his life, nnd If I should die he'd wilt
• way like it weed."
The good innn sighed  heavily nnd
little talk wltb Ezra. He was greeted
with the greatest pleasure, but as soon
as they had shaken bands the farmer
"Did Martha tell you that I threatened to choke her to death last nlgbt?"
"1 bope you didn't make use of any
such language."
"But 1 did, though of course It was
all in fun. What do you think tbat
empty beaded idiot did yesterday afternoon? Because a bee stuug her sbe
went ut It and kicked over a whole
bive, nnd tbe old horse was stung lu
thirty-seven different places.
"1 s'pose 1 could push her luto the
goose pond In such a way tbat people
would cull It a case of suicide, but 1
shan't do It We love each other and
don't mean nothing by our talk. You
hare probably beard a great lot, but
you mustn't pay any attention to it."
The good man went away puzzled
and unsatisfied, but resolved to let tbe
case alone. He told Deacons Harrow
and Sw!ft so wben tbey dropped In to
talk matters over, but they went away
to do a little plotting and pin lining on
their own account They agreed tbat
it wns a scandalous case and called for
heroic treatment
A week passed away, and then one
forenoon Deacon Swift dropped in to
Inquire where Ezra was. He knew
well enough thnt be was down in the
woods chopping and tbat Deacon Harrow wns taking care of tbat end of the
"Ezra!" queried Martha In reply.
"Why, the blamed skunk Is down in
tbe woods chopping! I told him this
morning that be wasn't worth the powder to blow him to Goshen. 1 don't
see why he don't die and let me marry a sensible man."
"Mrs. Billings, what If you should
hear that Ezra was dead?" asked the
deacon In a solemn voice.
"Oh, quit your fooling!"
"What If bis dead body, mangled out
of shape by a falling tree, should be
borne into tbls bouse within tbe next
ten minutes?"
"Is—Is anything tbe matter with
. "You have called him names. You
have wished him dead. You have
tempted aud defied Providence. Oh,
Sbe didn't wait to hear anything further; but, batless and with skirts flying, she took across tbe fields for the
woods. Deacon Harrow, who bad
Ezra to handle, had Indulged in a few
casual observations and then asked If
Martha was well.
"Sbe was all rlgbt wben I left the
bouse," was the reply, "but there's no
telling what an Idiot of a woman may
do. She may bave gone luto the well
head first for all I know."
"Ezra Hillings, you have been heard
to threoteD to brain your wife."
"That's Just my way."
"You have been beard to wish that
sbe was dead."
"That was Just a Joke, deacon."
"Joke! Mall. If Martini Is found dead
In tbe bouse wltb ber bead all battered In. don't you know"—
But Ezra bad dropped his ax and
Btarted for tbe house on a run. Husband and wife met halfway, with a
deacon behind either to point tbe moral.
There was no moral to point
"You lop shouldered, knockkneed
old camel, but what do you mean?"
demanded the wife as she saw ber bus-
band wus all right
"And what do you*mean?" demanded
the husband as be looked ber over.
"Say, Martha, you dou't know 'miff to
lift tbem big feet of yours wben wading through a mndbole."
"Ezra, you are a gush hanged Harl"
"Martha, you deserve killing!"
And as tbey turned tbelr backs on
eacb other und walked away tbe two
deacons locked anus and headed for
the road. Not a word was said until
tbey hud climbed the fence, and then
Deacon Swift observed, "Would you
call It a failure, deucon-a failure on
our part?"
"I certainly should, deacon, and I
should further say (but we hadn't better say anything about It."
Compulsory Pluek.
The colouel of u crack cavalry regiment wus impressed with ihe efficiency
of a certain volunteer Infantry division during some reeeni maneuvers
aud hi order to lest tbelr courage suggested to their lender thnt they sboiild
face a charge made by his men.
The officer ill Clllliniillld consented
nnd drew bis men up lu the required
position to I'aee the ordeal.
Hitherto the courage or the foot regiment bud remained unquestioned, but
when (hey saw the eiivulry thundering
down upon tbem und almost on top of
them they turned mid tied In a moat
disorderly manner, save one inun. who
remained sieiull'iist on bended knee
and with fixed bayonet
By a dexterous movement the cavalry
charge was brought to a termination
within n fool or ho of the hero, nnd
tbelr eoniniaiiiler. approaching tbe valiant one, said:
"Bravo! You ore the bravest man It)
the regiment und worth all the rest of
them put together. But tell me—why
didn't you fly with the others?"
"So I should have done." snid the
hero, "but my foot got stuck In a hole.''
-London Answers.
Some   Amusing   Incidents   Preserved
In the English Records.
When we consider that one person
out of every six in the United Kingdom is a depositor in the Postoffice
Savings Bank, it is not difficult to
realize that there are great possibili- i
ties of humor, which is often the
more amusing as it is unconscious.
In fact, a most entertaining volume
could be composed merely of the humorous answers to official question
put to depositors.
To the question, for example, whether the would-be depositor's address
is permanent, such answers as these
have been received, "HaTe is no continuing city"; "Heaven is our home";
"Yes. D.V."; and "This is not our
One such question, asking for particulars of nn account, evoked the
following amusing, if irrelevant, reply, "He is a tall man, deeply marked with smnllpox, hns one eye, wenrs
a billycock hat. and keeps a booth
at Lincoln Fair."
Equally entertaining are some of
the entries on the withdrawal-forms.
Thus one depositor, scorntog firmres:
"Sir. i wimt to close the bank"—an
ambition which, happilv, was not realized. Another, equally ambiguoos,
wishes "to make a clearance"; while
a third, who is not a born financier,
writes on his form, "The book fairly
puzzles me." For downright magnanimity, however, it would be difficult
to beat the schoolboy who, when
withdrawing hia few shillings, wrote.
"Never mind the interest; it can go
towards paying off the National
That the postal authorities may lose
no time in sanctioning the required
withdrawal, some very urgent reasons
are given, as—"Don't delay, my boy
must have a new suit for next Sunday"; "Hurry up, please, the bailiffs
ere in the house"; "I want it quick,
to buy a bhthduy-present for my
young man"; and, "If you aren't
quick it'll have to go towards my
The claims made by creditors of deceased depositors are often very ingeniously framed. Thus, "Lobs of
time and money in consulting a solicitor, £1 10s.,'1 appeared as one of
the items of a recent claim, which
was actually allowed by the solicitor
to the postoffice. More original still
was a claim made by the son of a
dead depositor, who, as investigation
proved, came into the world before his
father's marriage. When he was informed of this awkward fact he responded with a demand for £2 5s.,
for "shock to system on learning of
my jllogitimacv." This was "moral
and intellectual damage" with a vengeance.
Collars In the Cabinet.
Mr. Asquith wears a large pointed
club collar, which style he adopted
many years ago. Mr. Haldane wears
a. shallow curled-corner collar. Mr.
Lloyd-George also wears a curled corner collar fairly deep and bint back
in a neglige style. Lord Loreburn
wears the since collar of a. style fifty
years 6l<*. Sir Edward Grey has a
oimfortabla neck decoration, with s
daep opening in the fro*1!. Mr. Mc-
Keonn alio wars a "io?lo collar,
rather stiff, with roll-back corners.
Lord Virley v'oa.T8 an unobtrusive
Fitz-William collar, with a carel»ssl*'-
tjnri b-**v ri-Mpi- too hi"*! upon it:
vhil" M-- Win«'nn Churchill wears a
sinrrle collar v'i'h '"*t*a cor**ors to*"*-
ed hack, and Mr. Tifin ""rnB the old
unconventional  polo  collar.
Enaland's O'dest Ltdv n-,c»or.
Apropos of the recent celebration of
her eighty-eighth birthday by Dr.
Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman
to take a medical degree and to be
placod on the English Medical Register, it might be mentioned that when
Bhe first began to practice in 1849,
Punch recorded the event in Borne
amusing verses, one of which ran as
Young ladies all of every clime.
Especially of Britain,
Who wholly occupy your time
In novels or in knitting.
Whose highest, skill is but to play,
Sing, dance, or French to clack well,
Reflect on the example, pray,
Of excellent Miss Blackwell.
Ideals That Are Possible.
Aa wo advance Into life out' of large
experience of Ihe world nnd of our
kcIvcs nre unfolded the Idenls of wha
will be possible to us If we moke the
host use of the world nnd of ourselves,
tnken as wc are.  Ij't these be as high
us lliey may. they will always be lower tlinn those others which nre per-
I luipH Ihe veiled Intimations of our mv
| mortality.   These will always lie lm-s
i perfect, but life Is mil  a  failure he-
, cause they are so   It Is these thnt are
to burn for us. not Hue lighthouses In
I the distance, but  like en miles  In our
I liiiiuls.-.lauics Lane Allen. "Ihe Cbolr
Pour Clever Sens of a Clever Father.
The centenary of Darwin's birth reminds The Bookman that four surviving sons of his are men of eminence.
Sir George Howard Darwin is professor of astronomy at Cambridge, I
nnd has made vuluuble discoveries in
meteorological science. Mr. Francis
Darwin is a doctor of medicine and
a distinguished botanist. Major Leonard Darwin was on the Staff Intelligence Department of the War Office; he served in several scientific
expeditions, nnd after retiring from
the Royal Engineers sat as M.P. for,
Lichfield; while Mr. Horace Darwin
is chairman of the Cambridge Scientific Instrument Co. nnd an ex-mayor
of Cambridge.
Relic of Lest Ship.
Pari of a ship's boat was recently
picked up at Rangaunu Bay, New-
Zealand, with the word "Lomond"
on it. The first part of the name
hod been broken off. Presumably it
is wreckage from one of the ship's
boats of the Glasgow bark Loch
Lomond, which has not, been heard
of since she sailed from Newcastle,
N.S.W., on the 16th July for Lyttel-
ton, New Zealand.
London's New Danr-er.
Sir Alexander Binnie, who has suggested a now danger to life in London in tho form of disused sewers,
was tho engineer of the Blnckwall
Tunnel, the success of which has
mnde it certain that in some not very
distant future the lower reaches of
tho Thames will have similar tunnels
at short intervals for many miles.
Important Cornish Document.
One of the e.pei"tit documents et
D,'viz"s, Instead of being a "charter,"
as was supposed, is, in reality, "lot-
tors patent" bv James I. under the
: Great Soal (lonn-IO), regranting char-
ity lands to Ihe mayor and burgesses
of D"Vlz"s.   T'"' discovery may have
Primatial See of St. Patrick Nearly.
1,500 Years Ago.
The  cathedral  city  of  Armagh is
the most sacred place in Ireland, the
ecclesiastical   headquarters   of   both
the Roman Catholic and the Protestant  churches  of   Ireland,  the  seat
of the most ancient and celebrated of
Irish schools of learning, the burial
place of Brian Born, the greatest of
all the Irish kings; the home of St. j
Patrick  for  the  important years of
his life, and the cradle of the Chris-1
tian Church in the United Kingdom. I
It, waa from Armagh, saya   iVilliaat!
E.   Curtis   in   The   Chicago   Record-
Herald, that the message of the gos-1
pel waa sent to the people of Scotland ,
and England, and here was tho gin- \
esis of the faith that is now professed
by all the nation.
Armogh is a quiet, well-kept town
of about 8,000 inhabitants, built on a
hill around the cathedral founded by
St. Patrick in the year 432, and tho
streets are steep and rather crooked.
It resembles an English university
town, and looks more like Cambridge
or Winchester than the rest of Ireland. More than 1,200 yeara ago it
was the greatest educational centre in
the civilized world, and it still has
several  important schools, including
0 Roman Catholic theologual semin-,
ary, a large convent for young women, I
a technological school, and astronom-1
ical observatory, a public library of,
20,000 volumes and a little old-fashioned Grecian temple of a building with I
a sign to advertise it as the rooms
of the Philosophical  Society.      The
houses are packed together very closely, as is the custom in all Ireland,
although there' is plenty of room for
the town to spread out, if it were
the fashion to do so.
There are ranges of (*ree.n hills a!',
around, and their sunny slopes a\e
closely planted to grain, potatoes and
other crops. There are several 'men
factories in the neighborhood which
furnish employment for th'^ wives
and daughters of the town, and a
small automobile factory. The population is about equalh divided between Protestant and Roman Catholic faiths. There are ihree Presbyterian churches and one Methodist,
which assert themselves boldly, even
in the presence oi an ecclesiastical
see that iB nearly 1,400 years old.
The Trials tf a Musician.
By hard work, e nd hard work alone,
has Sir Frederick Bridge, organist of
Westminster Abbev, attained his present pronsSsent poiition in the musical world. He can recall the days
when, as a boy in a country cathedral town, he had to play, teach, and
walk four and a ball miles between
Rochester and Gravese.id to fill the
P'isition of organist for $.'05 per year.
H; has also mentioned tl.e interesting fact that Sir Edward L'gar once
played second fiddle in an orchestra
which.Sir Frederick conducted. |
Sir Frederick has confessed tha* he
tries under all circumstances to lie
cheerful, and tells a story of how he
greatly benefited one pupil by advising him not to grumble. "This
pupil," says Sir Frederick, "«;as an
inveterate grumbler. He obtained a
very nice appointment in the country. I went down to see him, and
osked him how he was getting on.
'Oh, pretty well,' he replied, 'bat the
place is bo inartistic.' He had a
nice lot of illuminated texts on the
walls of his room, which he said had
been drawn by a young lady. 'So
you are going to be married?' I suggested. Dolefully he replied that he
hoped so. 'Look here,' I said, 'if I
give you a text, will you get the'young
lady to work it? It will do you more
good than all theBe Scriptural subjects.'   He said he would.   The text
1 gave him was 'Don't grumble.' I
went down to see him a few years
afterwards, and he told me the text
had done him a lot of good. This
happened years ago. He has now a
wife and five or six children; he has
nothing to grumble about."
An Early Riser.
"What on earth has induced you
to come to the Bar?" was the discouraging question asked by Lord
Russell of Xillowen. when Mr. Justice Bighnm, who has succeeded Sir
John Gorell Barnes as president of
the Probate and Divorce Division,
entered the chambers of the famous
advocate os a pupil. It was a question that took the pupil some years
to answer. During his firBt twelve
months Mr. Bigham's total earnings
amounted to seven guineas, although,
when he succeeded Lord Russell of
Killowen as leader of the Northern
Circuit, his income was one of the
largest ever earned nt the Bar. Few
lawyers, however, lived more laborious dnys. "I used to start work at
tour o'clook in the morning and go
on till eight," he snys. "Breakfast,
and then the Temple at 9.30 or 10,
where I worked until six, and after
six I did nothing. Such was my program for twenty-seven years."
"Onward Christian Soldiers."
The Rev. Sabine Baring-Gould, who
has just celebrated his seventy-fifth
birthday, has over a hundred books
on all sorts of topics to his credit,
and shareB with many past and present celebrities the distinction of having road his own obituary notice in
the newspapers. One of his most
popular achievements perhaps was
the writing of that famous hymn,
"Onward Christian Soldiers," which
is such a favorite in both church and
chapel. But when Mr. Baring-Gould
wanted to have it Bung in his own
church his bishop, who wns very Low
Church, objected, owing to the last
lines, "With the cross of Jesus going
on before." Mr. Baring-Gould, therefore, changed the last line to "Left
behind tho door," which mode the
bishop so angry thnt he dismissed
Ihe vicar. But Mr. Glodstone made
it up by present'ng him with a far
better living in Essex.
$1,500 For a Coin. i
A rare coin sold for $1,600 in the
Benson sale at Sotheby's ill London
recently, it was probably iBBued
during the great Pythian festival of
Stfl B.C., on tho occasion of the reassembling of the AmpbietyonicCoun-'
I at Hi'?'close of tlioHljjM
Once In His Life He Wasn't Asked
For an Autograph.
The stories ore legion concerning
Mr. George Grossmith, the prince of
entertainers, who confesses that alone
at the piano he 'has earned $50,000 in
seven workingi months, and who "has
definitely decided to withdraw from
active work. "The sympathy of the
public," he once remarked, "is simply amazing. One night I was unable to appear at a certain west of
England town, and the next morning
a parcel and note was sent tome at
the hotel. The letter read, 'Dear Mr.
Grossmith,—Don't on any account
be ill this ofternoon, because I promised to take my niece to your reoita.1.
Yours   sincerely, .'    The   parcel
contained a bottle of cough mixture."
The autograph hunter is an individual by whom "Gee-Gee" is constantly being worried, and in this connection he had an amusing experience
one day. He went to a little inn in
a town in Hampshire and ordered
ten. Af*er ten he wns surprised by
the landlord sending upstairs for a
preat autograph book, which, with
due cremony, was placed before
him. Mr. Grossmith took up a pen
nnd dipped it in the ink, naturally
thinkinir that .the servant had brought
it for him to write his name in it.
"Stop, stop, stop!" yelled the landlord; "that book's not for you to
write in; it's for you to look at."
Mr. Grossmith, bv the way, is not
one of those celebrities who have
fallen victims to the craze for golf,
"and I take no pleasure in walking
for the sake of walking," he says.
"Amongst my special recreations,
however, is reading newspapers and
magozines. Then I am intensely interested in engineering, shipbuilding,
and abv Front commercial enterprise.
I go all over large factories, down
aonl mines, and nnvwhere where
there is any coo'id'rnble business,
v*»"tore to b-> studied, and I should
fiink that I Kav) read nearly every
book that has been written about
The Tragic Affair That Put an
End to the Practice.
Contraband Goods Materialized.
Much amusement bus been caused
throughout Australia by an incident
in    which   figured   Mr.   Smart,   the
Victorian Collector of Customs.   Not
long ago Mr. Smart raided the museum   of   a  spiritualist—Mr.   T.   W.
Stanford—and    demanded    duty   on
goods said to have b.-en "materialized" by "medium," Mr. C. Bailey.
Accompanied   by an   inspector,   the
collector called on Mr. Stanford and
suggested  that, whatever the origin
of the wonderful articles "materialized," they had in 'some way   been
imported,  and that duty should   be
paid.   Mr. Stanford stuck to hiB story
concerning  the  spiritual   source   of
the mandarin's robes and  other products of the East.   Tho two officers
then prepared a report for the Minis- j
tor of CustomB.   When, however, the !
report reached the Labor Minister he j
declared that he was not going   to l
make a martyr of Mr. Stanford, and
that  the  sooner   the   incident   wsb j
buried   the   better.     Mr.  Stanford's j
claim    is   that   the   "medium."   by |
spiritualistic    agency    received   the
mnrvellous carved ivory beads, Chinese silks and robes, Indian tapestry,
otc,  in  atomic  form  from  Eastern
sountries through the atmosphere.
England's Generals.
There has not been an English
jenernl since Marlborough. Wellington was born at Dangan Castle,
Meath, of an old Irish family called
Wesley, and christened in Dublin.
Wolfe waa born at Ferneaux Abbey,
Kildare, and. christened at Wester-
ham. His grandfather defended
Limerick against William III.
Sir John Moore and the Napiers
were Scotchmen; so was Abercrom-
bio (Egypt); so were Napier of Mag-
dala, Crawford and Clyde. Wolseley,
Roberts and Kitchener are Irish. So
ivas Gough. The generals and statesmen who saved India to Great Britain
were Neill. Nicholson, the two Lawrences (Irish), Edward (Welsh), and
Rose (Scotch).
The Milkman-Peer.
Lord Rnyleigh, whose profit-shoring
scheme, by which some 300 employes
on his Essex estate have received bonuses, has created so much interest,
is one of the most practical of English agriculturists. His dairy business haB proved a most successful
venture, and every morning special
trains, loaded with drums of milk
trom his herds at "leafy Terling,"
bis beautiful Essex home, arrive in
London to take the milk to his Lop-
Ion shops. The success of hiB lordship's dairy business mav be estimated from tno fact f*at his employes
invest their money in the same at a
sua'anteed four per c»nt, interest ond
a s'-are of the profits beyond thot
'      Mrs. Macquoid Still Working.
Mrs. Macquoid, better known to
I'nvel readers, perhaps, as Katharine
Me.ennoH, who has written over fifty
novls and hundreds of short stories,
is still writing in Bnita of her eightv
years. She does most of her work
"*t the tvp"writer herself, and con-
f„e,i5PS that, if she has to lay It aside
for a little while sbe feels worr'id,
i„,,l yearns to pet. back to it. H"I
husband. Mr. Tho*"ft8 Maconoid. R.I.,
is linet" vears of age, and also is
still working.
World's "i-aatast Lakes.
If anyone will refer to the map, he
cannot, fail to be struck with the con-
inuitv of the series of lakes which
'xtoiiiu northwesterly across Canada
'roin the head of Lake 8up"rior. Discarding the Great Lakes themselves,
■bis is the most important series of
T"oh w.ator bodies in the world.—Vlc-
,oria Colonist. ,
British Premier a Trinity Brother.
Prime Ministor As'rjUith was recently ,'li'e'"d an Elder Brother of the
Honorable Corporal ioh of Trinity
House, in si'eeassion lo the* late Sir
Henry' Campbjll-Bnpnernian, As Master of the Corporation, a position
which   he  has  held since  18C4,  Un
it Was Accepted by the Lawyer, and!
the Battle Was Fought In Delaware
Sad Fate of the Two Principals In the-
Unfortunate Meeting.
That settlement of quarrels by appeal
to tbe code of bouor was no longer to
be tbe unwritten law of the American
navy was determined by a duel lu
which William Miller, Jr., a Philadelphia lawyer, was slain lu a personal
affair fought along the northern circle
of Delaware. Tbe man who.fired tbe
fatal shot was Midshipman Charles Q.
Hunter, and the encounter took place
along Nnumttii's creek on tbe afternoon
of Sunday, March 21,1830.
Slugulurly euougb, neither Miller,
wbo lost his life, nor Hunter, who killed blm, was principal In tbe original
quarrel that led to the meeting on the-
bunk of the little creek In Delaware. .
Neither bud seen the other until a few
hours before the challenge was sent
and accepted.'
Simply n mlsshot In n game of billiards played at Third aud Chestnut
streets, Philadelphia, led to tbe tragedy
tbut plunged two homes Into sorrow
aud Imblttered tbe life of the man
whose pistol shot causelessly shed human blood.
Henry Wharton Griffith and K. Dillon Drake, prominent society men of
Philadelphia, pluycd the game of billiards, and Griffith made the mlsshot
which culled forth a taunt from Drake,
who was Immediately struck In the
face with n cue by Griffith. A challenge to a duel wns sent by Drake, but
Griffith declared that the challenger
was beneath his notice nnd that ho
would not demean himself socially by
consenting to meet blm.
Then followed a long aud wordywar-
faro In which each posted the other as
it coward. Lieutenant Duryee of tbe
United States navy .was called to make
an effort to settle the dispute, mid It
was then that -Miller, the lawyer, and
Hunter, the midshipman, became involved in the quarrel. In the heated
discussion Hunter accused Miller of
publishing a confidential letter, und a
challenge was at once sent by the mld-
Blilpmiin nnd accepted by the attorney.
It was decided thnt the duel should
be fought early on Sunday morning of
March 21, but It wus nearly 10 o'clock
before carriages containing tile principals, seconds nnd surgeons left n bouse
thut stood on CbeBtnut street above-
Sixth. The presence of tho company
excited some suspicion nt Chester,
where the party stopped for lunch, but
tbey hurried down the post road, tied
their horses close to the highway and
proceeded 200 yards behind a clump of
trees that would shield them from observation.
As the sun was setting two pistol
shots rang out simultaneously us one'
of tbe seconds counted "One, two, three
—lire!" Hunter stood iinlini'iiieil ns the-
bull from bis oppouetit's plstul struck
nt bis feet, but Miller cried out that
bo was shot, placed one band on Ills
breast and fell wltb a bullet lying
close'to his heart. lu n few minutes
he died, while pale and anxious faces
watched the convulsive breathing of
the dylug man.
"Gentlemen," said Hunter, "I had no-
enmity against this man. I never
beard of him until two tlnya ago. Let
those whose quarrel embroiled blm bo
responsible for bis death."
After a hurried consultation It was
decided that the midshipman should
leave the state at once, and he was
driven rapidly to New Castle, Del.,
where be boarded a boat for New York
oud rejoined the uavy. In order to
bide the tragedy It was decided to wait
until dark und take Miller to Philadelphia In u carriage.
Seating tbe dead iiiiin between them,
two seconds held blm In an upright
position on the long Journey to Philadelphia. News of the duel had reached
Chester, and a crowd of men stood ut
Third street brldgo to Intercept the
carriages. The lirst buggy contained
tbe surgeon, and, us his explanation
wos satisfactory, he was permitted to
proceed. The dead tuau In the second
carriage was driven through the crowd
without tho ruse being detected, nnd
at midnight the body wns placed In a
house lu Walnut street, where vigil
was kept by the seconds, who drank
heavily to support them in the terrible
strain uudcr wblch tbey bad been,
Millet's father said thnt he held no
malice against Hunter, bnt the midshipman, who was suspended for a
year for punishment, was haunted by
the specter of the dead man lying on
the bank of Naaman's creek, slain by
his band, and died n prematurely old
man after a lonely life, shut off from
all hope of preferment lu the nnvy. He
wns burled by the newspnper meu of
New York, who erected a tombstone
over his grave.
"You bnve Iieim uliioud, hnven't you,
Mr SnliilelgbT
"No,"Miss Sharp. What mode you
think I bml been abroad?"
"Why. 1 beard pupa sny you wcro
•way off.'"
Mabel (nged rd**)—Ain't you nfrald of
our big dog? The I'liraon (very tlilin—
No, iu.v dear, ne would not luako
niiieh of n meal off me. Mnliolv-Oli,
but be likes bones best.
Every lirnve heart must consider society as u child iiuil uot allow it to ale- THE REPOETEE, MICHEL,  BEITISH COLUMBIA.
Gives Details of the Negotiations Be.
tween Operators and Men—States
that Referendum Vote was Favored
by Only About One-Third of the
Members—He Strongly Resents the
National's Action
Fernie.—The convention of. district
18 of the United Mine Workers to dis.
cuss the strike situation, of which so
much has been said, is being held
The following were present at the
opening session: Frank Sherman,
president; W. Fisher, Bankhead; C.
Stubbs, Bellevue; H. Fox, Oanmore;
W. Graham, Coleman; T. Biggs, T.
Addison, Fernie; W. Wrigley, Frank;
J. 0. Jones, Hillcrest; T. Chambers,
Hosmer; J. Larsori. Lethbridge; F. C.
Geesler, Lille; Chas. Garner, F
Frances, A. J. Carter, Michel; J. Cog-
hill, Maple Leaf; W. White, Lethbridge; Hopkin Evans, D. L. Miller
Taber; S. Dunn, Passburg; W. Ryan
Corbin, and others.
■ Mr. Sherman presented his report.
He outlined the proceedings at the
early conference at Macleod. While he
was sick at his home at Taber, Vice
President John Gulvin acted in his
place. Galvin had instructions to report everything to Sherman.
On March 21 Galvin reported to him
the split of the operators, and that the
Crow's Nest company, the Canada
West company of Taber, and the
Maple Leaf company of Bellevue' had
withdraw:*. He informed Galvin to return to Macleod and break off negotiations with the association until he
could negotiate with the independent
companie" employing the maiority of
the men.
"Galvin left, and in the presence of
witnesses promised me that he would
keep me informed of further develop,
ments and no proposal should.be voted
on by tbe men until my advice wns
"sought. This he did not do. I was
lett^ in the dark until March 27. I saw
by the press that the agreement arrived at was being voted on by the
men. I came to Macleod and asked
Galvin what he meant."
He went into the case of the Crow's
Nest company agreement, and told
Galvin that he would not sign the
same, os it was an agreement for an
open shop, or practically so. It was
unfair in some vital particulars. Mr.
Sherman said he interviewed the management and got the agreement fixed
In the meantime Mr. Stockett, president of the operators' association,
came from Hosmer to Galvin to get
the agreement signed. Sherman took
the agreement from Galvin and told
Stockett- that ho would not sign the
agreement under any circumstances.
It had ho beginning or ending, and
was no proper union document.
He gave Stockett n copy of tho agreement with the Crow's Nest company,
and told him he wanted n similar
agreement for the other members of
the union.
Sherman went to Mncleod on March
30. Stockett refused to discuss anything, nnd said he had come to sign
what the majority of the men had favored as nn agreement. Then he broke
off negotiations.
Sherman proceeded to Frank and
signed up the operators there. Hill-
crest and Lille companies were disposed to sign up, but broke off when
the telegram from Lewis to Stockett
staling the agreement would be signed
hod been published.
The referendum vote, of which the
operators make such a fuss, was favored in the vote by only about one-
third of the members, and thest were
practically forced to sign.
"I strongly resented the national's
action," said Mr. Sherman.
Kitchener Will Visit Canada
London.—An interesting announcement iB made by the war office that
Lord Kitchener, who retires shortly
ns commander-in-chief of the forces in
India, will, on the way home, visit
Australia and cross Canada from the
Pacific to Montreal, stopping off ot tbe
principal cities. Lord Kitchener is
now the senior active general in the
combined forces, British and Indian.
Of the field marshal's list, three out
of eight have held supreme command
in the East Indies, these being Sir
Frederick Haines, now in his 90th
year; Lord Roberts and Sir George
White. Ho is succeeded by Sir
O'Moore Crcngh.
More Daylight for Calgary
Calgary.—The board of trade have
just received a communication from
M. Y. McLean, M. P., chairman of the
daylight committee ot the House of
commons, Ottawa, to whom the daylight bill hus been referred. The letter
nsks that the Calgary board of trade
take it up at their next meeting and
pass a resolution and advise the committee what the opinions of the hoard
of trade is regarding this proposed
Trouble Between Victor Grayson and
Keir Hardie Reaches
Acute Stage
Edinburgh.—The recent factional
brawlB in the ranks of the independent
labor party, which have militated seriously against the usefulness of the
party in the House of Commons, came
to a climax at a session of the annual
congress of the organization, when
James Keir Hardie, Philip Snowden,
Ramsay Macdonald and Bruce Glasier
resigned their seats as members of the
national  administrative  council.
The immediate cause of the trouble
was the adoption by the congress of
what amounted to a vote of confidence
in Victor Grayson, between whom and
Mr. Hardie there haB been a feud of
long standing. The resignation mode
a sensation in the congress. Efforts
were made to secure their withdrawal,
but the four men who have kicked
over the traces stuck to their determination.
Should this split in the labor party
continue it will relieve the Liberal
government of much pressure in the
direction of Socialistic legislation.
The Tide of Immigration
Ottawa.—W. D. Scott, superintendent of immigration, has just received
a telegram from W. J. White, inspector of the United States agencies, who
is now at Spokane, Washington, to
the effect that the prospects for immigration from the Pacific States to
Canada are beyond his expectations.
The office in Spokane is crowded
with land seekers nnd every train
northward is loaded with homeseekers-
with their families.
They are hurrying to get on the
land in Alberta and Saskatchewan.
For the first three months of this
year, 1,360 left, which is an increase
of 50 per cent, over the same months
of last year.
The increase in carloads of settlers'
effects is over 100 per cent.
From Edmonton to Athabasca Landing
Edmonton.—One of the first lines to
be built as a result oi the government
guarantee of bonds will be the C.N.R.
line to Athabasca Landing, Edmonton's northern outpost, into the land
of the greatest fur output in the world.
A party of about thrity men, in charge
of S. A. Dixon, of Winnipeg, left for
Morinville to commence the survey of
the extension of the C. N. R. line
from Morinville to Athabasca • Landing. This line hns been guaranteed by
the local government to the extent of
$13,000 per mile, and it is most probable that it will be completed this
The surveyors will begin work north
of Morinville and will work northerly
toward the Landing. It is expected
that the survey will be completed in
the course of a month and that work
will be Btarted upon the projected line
as soon as the frost is out of the
Believes that  Navy Should  Not  Be
for Sea Alone, But that    Britain
,    Should Have Fleet   of   Airships-
England Has No Fighting Airships
to Engage Aerial Squadron—A New
Avenue of Menace
London.—Admiral    Lord     Charles
Beresford has started in good earnest
on his campaign of agitation in naval
matters.    He has,  however,  amazed
his friends by taking the bold stand
that the navy should not be one of the
sea alone, but should include an invincible fleet of airships,   This stand,
coming from a man who has been
adulated as the typical "sea dog" of
England, furnishes a remarkable proof
of the widespread character oi Britain's present agitation for more protection.
Lord Charles joined Prince Louis of
Battenberg, Lord Ciirzon, Sir Hiram
Maxim and Admiral Sir Percy Scott
in demanding a "two-power standard
in airships as well as in Dreadnoughts." This formulation of England's new need of defence against
Germany—and other foreign foes—was
made at a meeting held at the Mansion House, under the chairmanship
of the lord mayor of London. It was
made clear at this meeting that England is at last becoming alive to the
fact that the other nations of the
world are leaving her behind in the
race for the command of the air.
In supporting energetic action in the
establishment, of vast fleets for both
sea and air, Admiral Scott stated that
the navy had designed a new gun
which at a distance of 6,000 feet could
be exceedingly destructive to airships,
hut, he added, England had no fighting airships with which to engage a
hostile aerial squadron.
It is a noteworthy fact that while
this meeting at the Mansion House
was in progress, members of the HouBe
of Commons were drawing the attention of the government to the fact that
Germany had built, or is building a
dozen dirigible airships, and were
urging the government to take up with
energy the construction of a British
air fleet before this new avenue of
menace was occupied by ihe enemy.
Quicksilver Find
Prince Albert.—Hemelin's outfit
prospecting for a quicksilver find on
the north bank of the Saskatchewan,
opposite Lost river, report a remark-
aide find of pure quicksilver. Follow,
ing up traces showing in the river
bank, they came to a pocket containing some four quarts of mercury. A
ledge of cinnibar, rich in quicksilver,
was discovered running back from the
bank, and the prospectors think they
have made a great discovery. Thirteen claims are already Btaked. The
spot iB 100 miles below Prince Albert.
The German Treaty
Berlin.—The negotiations for a commercial treaty between Canada and
Germany have reached a favorable
stage, Canada having declared her
willingness to grant reductions on high
class textile products, drugs, books
soaps, artificial flowers, feathers,
wines, spirits, rendy-mode clothing
and porcelain. While, in return, Germany would grant a reduction of
duties on agricultural implements,
typewriters, cattle, agricultural and
horticultural produce. ,
British Govt. Criticised by Standard.
London.—Discussing the Franco-
Canadian treaty, the Standard regrets
the substantial reduction in the British preference, and lays the blame on
the present British government for its
obstinate refusal to consider a reciprocal arrangement which would have
the effect of converting the present
generous, but voluntary, and to that
extent precarirfus, preferences into
otherB of n more binding nature.
Niagara Falls Frozen
Buffalo.-—Twice this year, for the
first time since the white man has
come, to the banks of the Niagara, the
voice oi Niagara Falls has been mute.
The first time was late in February,
vlien, following a severe northerly
biow, the falls ran dry, and now for
tbe second time, following a severe
i Boiithwester, when the flood is frozen
j srlid from bank to bank.
• Unprecedented weather hns brought
nbi ut an unprecedented condition. On
Wednesday of last week the worst
g.ile of the season, and the moat violent that the records of the weather
bii'-eau have ever recorded for April,
tori, out of the southwest, and follow-
irg the lakes and the channel of the
Niagara, left ruin in its woke. The
■ilid ice fields of Lake Erie were
churned from end to end and piled in
a huge conglomeration at the lower
end of the lake.
Ai Niagara Falls there had been a
heavy ice bridge in the pool below the
cniaract since the middle of the winter. Under the impact of the mass of
ic. from the lake above, and the
added floods brought down by the
wind, the bridge gave way and began
tr surge down the rapids; but before
it could win freedom in the ample
ve.ters of Lake Ontario, the wind
shifted again to the north. Instantly
the moving floes packed at the mouth
of the river. Each instant of cold congealed the pack more solidly, and
oich hour brought added pressure
fie ,ti above.
Unable to escape by its natural
channels, the level of the river rose by
leups and bounds. The highest flood
u\»l recorded from previous years is
2>i feet above the normal. On Friday
night the river was 40 feet above
no- mal.
Big Lumber Transaction
Vancouver.—The Abbotsford Lumber
company has been sold to Trethewoy
Bros., of Harrison, for $375,000. The
proposed Bale of the Canadian Pacific
Lumber Co., of Port Moody, under
option for several months, for half a
million dollars, has been declared off.
Will Store Their Wool
Lethbridge.—The Canadian Wool
Growers' association will •' re their
wool hereafter to sell direct to manufacturers. They claim tin jobbers do
not give western wool proper standing,
it being tho same quality as brings
top prices i;i wool markets.
Still Cling to Old Name
Ottawa.—The proposal to change the
name of the Ottawa Liberal-Conservative association, by striking out the
word "Liberal" wns withdrawn at the.
annual meeting on Monday.
To Become Acquainted With Canada
London.—A movement is afoot to
organize a parliamentary and inunici.
pal tour of Canada next autumn
Percy Aldon, Liberal M. P. for Totteiv
ham, is taking the initiative in res.
, "i-e to the expressed desire of Earl
Crey, Sir Wilfrid Lourier nnd the
mayors of the principnl towns of the
Dominion. Premier Asquith is evincing the strongest sympathy with the
Minister Denounces Governors
Toronto.—Earl Groy and Sir Mortimer Clarke were denounced by Rev.
W. B. Findlny at a meeting of the
Toronto Presbytery for patronizing the
Woodbine race meet. The moderator
requested Findlny to bring the matter
before the chair formally in resolution. It wns done, and after heated
discussion the resolution was laid over
until next meeting.
Sunny Province Objective Point
Moose Jaw, Snsk— An indication of
the great rush of American immigration to the Canada west this year is
found in the fact that during the Inst
month 485 cars of settlers' effects arrived at Moose Jaw over the Soo line.
Most of the effects were sent on to Alberta points. It is believed that next
month these figures will be doubled.
It takes a whole legislature to
change n man's name, hut one minister enn change n woman's,
Farmers  Preparing for Seeding
Winnipeg.—The first crop report
for the season was issued by the Canadian Pacific Railway company, and
shows that the farmers in the west
are busily preparing for seeding the
grain for this summer's big crop. It
is anticipated by the company's
agents that a very mnuch larger ncro-
nge this year will be sown, though no
figures are yet available.
It is mentioned, however, in one
case that 100 per cent, more will lie
From Lethbridge comes word that
100 per cent, more land is being seeded
than last year.
A very large acreage of fall wheat
has been sown. It is expected that
seeding will be well under way In an.
other week.
Germans Want Treaty With Canada
Berlin.—The statement that there is
a possibility of a commercial treaty
being concluded between Germany nnd
Canada conies as an agreeable surprise to German business men, who
deplore the fact that they tin losing
ground rapidly in Canada. The Toge-
blatt points out that a Battlement of
the conflict with Cnnada will pave tiie
way ior the regulation of commercial
relations with England, and urgca
that an agreement of a permanent
nature should be arrived at as soon
as possible. "There is till the more
necessity for the early conclusion of
such an agreement on a sound hasis."
It snys, "us there seems to bo every
prospecj of the idea of tariff reform
being realized in England."
Naval Militia Scheme
London—The Times hopes the naval
militia scheme to be submitted to the
ndmiralty will receive the sympathetic
and prompt consideration it deserves
and that the Cnnadinn initiative will
not be strangled by too much red tape.
Troops Make Demonstration,   and   a
Number oi People are Killed
and Wounded
Constantinople.—The troops of the
garrison made a violent demonstration
before the parliament buildings
against the committee of union and
progress and the government. They
demanded the dismissal of the Grand
Vizier Hilmi Pasha, the minister of
war, and the president of the chamber,
The outbreak was caused by an order
issued to the troops to the effect that
they must obey their officers under
all circumstances, even if called upon
to shoot down their co-religionists.
The mutineers, the first move,
seized all the officers of the committee
of union and progress, and held them
prisoners. Only a few of the troops
refrained from taking part in the
demonstration. The latter, who were,
chiefly artillerymen and cavalry, are
massed at the .war ministry. They
have, orders to fire on anyone approaching the building, and during the
course of the day a number of persons
were killed or wounded.
Deputies were escorted to the chamber in order that they might vote on
the question of forming a new cabinet,
and appointing a new president, but
owing to the Easter holidays it was
impossible to form a quorum. Deputy
Emir Arnlnn was killed on his way to
the house, in mistake for Hussein
Reports of the killed place the number as high as seventeen and the
wounded at thirty or more.
To Develop Slave Lake Power
Vancouver.—It is announced that
$2,500,000 in bonds of the Slave Lake
Power company has been underwritten by eastern Canadian capital. Work
on the completion of the big power
undertaking at Slave Lake Falls will
be rushed by the addition of a large
force of men to the crew at work, and
within eighteen months the company
will be delivering power in Vancouver
and New Westminster.
This statement was made by Mr.
William McNeill, secretary of the
Slave Lake Power company, who has
just returned from Montreal, where
he spent some weeks in completing
the financiol arrangements just made.
That Mr. McNeill's trip was a successful one in every sense of the
word, may bo gathered from the fact
that he has interested large eastern
Canadian capitalists in western undertakings of the character of the Slave
Lake Power company's work.      ,
Deputation to Visit Ottawa
Edmonton.—E. J. Grenstreet and E.
(j. Palmer, members of the committee
which has reported on the advisability of establishing a chilled meat industry in Alberta, leave for Ottawa to
fonnally lay tho report before the
II' n. Sydney Fisher, minister of agriculture. Frank Whiteside, of Stettler,
president of the Control Alberta Stock
Growers' association, also a member
of the committee, will join the deputation at Ottawa.
The immigration hall is filled and
the rush of immigrants to this part of
Alberta is now in full swing. A new
hiili, built this spring, is now being
furnished, and will be ready io,r use
shortly. It wil! accommodate about
flits more people than the present
No Change in Rate
Ottawa—Before the hoard of railway commissioners the Canadian
Manufacturers' association made application to have road graders placed
on the agricultural implement freight
list, the reason given being that the
farmers of the west frequently clubbed
together and bought rood graders. The
solicitor for the railways contended
that road graders couU not be specified os farm machinery or agricultural implements, and that no change
would be made in classification.
Chairman Mabee expressed himself
of opinion that he could not see how
a change in classification could be
made, but promised the board would
consider the matter.
Proposed Cold Storage for Fruit
Brandon, Man.—W. A. Lang, of
Peachland, B. C, formerly of Brandon, is returning from a trip to Ottawa, where he has been for a month
pressing for support from the government for a big cold storage system for
fruit. It is proposed to establish
plants at about ten points in British
Columbia. Mr. Lang says the fruit
production of the Okanagnn district
alone within four yenrs will be over
six tltousund cars a season.
Ultimatum to Japan
Tokio, Jopan.—The viceroy of Manchuria has revived the demand for the
withdrawal of Japanese troops nnd
police niong the Antung-Mukden railway. Japan again has refused to comply with the demand in view of the
treaty stipulations for guarding rnil-
ways and on the ground that the An-
tung railway is a branch lino of the
South Manchuria railway.
Naval  Conference   Not  Requested
London.—Replying to a question in
the House of Commons, Premier Asquith stated that no desire had yet
been expressed by the colonial govern-
ments for a special conference respect
ing tho naval defence of the empire
If such a wish was expressed the government would give it immediate and
respectful attention.
Department of Agriculture Will Have
Demonstration Farm in Medicine
Hat  District
Edmonton.—A dry farming experimental station in the heart of Alberta's
semi-arid belt will be undertaken by
the department of agriculture. Hon.
W. T. Finlay, minister of agriculture,
and George Harcourt, deputy minister,
will leave for Medicine Hat to meet
H. W. Campbell, a soil expert, to
chi ose a section of land in the vicinity
of that city tor a dry farming demonstration station. Mr. Campbell has
r,:iide a life study of the treatment of
soil in areas where the rainfall is at a
minimum, so as to conserve what
moisture there is and turn it to the
best account. At his home in Lincoln,
Neb., he is editor of "Soil Culture,"
which has done much to make his
principles, known throughout the
United States. ,For some yearB he has
been employed by railway companies
in putting his principles into operation in those stretches of desert country through which their lines pass.
He has been most successful and now
in place of a barren land, where nothing but the cactus and sage bush
would grow, the soil is made to yield
sure and substantial crops.
On the Medicine Hat farm, Mr,
Campbell will be expected to demonstrate his principles of soil culture,
and the department of agriculture is of
the' opinion that if he iB successful
there, the problem of making wheat
growing and general agriculture applicable to every portion of Southern
Alberta, will be solved. As soon as the
fnrm is well established excursion will
be run from all southern points so
thnt. that the people may 'see the value
of the principles adopted. Mr. Campbell will not conduct any experimental tests similar to what are performed
at the Dominion experimental farm at
Lethbridge and Lacombe, but he will
grow all the litest varieties of grain
f.-.r seed purposes. He will also take
students at the farm and teach them
Ins system in its practical operation.
It is not expected that he will be present all the time, but he will have a
competent man in charge of the work.
Professor Campbell hns gained the
confidence of Alberta farmers through
the lecture course which he has con-
dinted in the past two years.
Canada's Timber Limited
Ottawa.—R. S. Young, superintendent of the Dominion lands, before the
new commons committee on forests,
wnterways nnd water powers, of which
Mr. Sifton is chairman, made the remarkable statement thnt the mere
cbnntable timber of Canada wns very
much less than that of the United
He said that various estimates had
been made of the forest area of the
Dominion at from 800,000,000 acres to
100,000,000 acres, but it was probable
that the value would be less than any
Regarding the water powerB of the
Dominion, he said that apart from Ontario information was very crude.
However, he estimated the total horse
power known to be available at 25,-
Germany's Proposed Aerial Fleet
London.—Germany's plan for an
aerial fleet include, according to the
Berlin correspondent of the Dnily
Mail, the construction of enough Zeppelin, Gross and Parscval airships to
make possible tile stationing of at
leost one at every frontier and coast
fortress, in oddition to those built for
service with the field nrmioB. The
ministry of wnr is experimenting with
a view to using nerinl cruisers for
offensive purposes and is testing different types of shells to he dropped
from airships. The kaiser has ordered
a thorough investigation of the airship invented by Heir Veek, an Elber-
fcld engineer.
Present China With *i Dreadnought
Vancouver.—Chinatown has a naval
agitation of its own on at present.
The Chinese are planning the raising
of local subscriptions to aid the Pekin
government in its project for establishing a navy for China. Since the new
government took hold of the reins oi
office nt Pekin there hnvc been copious
outpourings of reform projects, hut of
all, the scheme for reorganization of
the navy has leaped into sudden popularity that threatens to eclipse nil
ither national movements.
Nova Scotia Strike Ended
Halifax.—The strike of miners nt
Port. Hood coal mines; as n result of
n dispute over working conditions
being more difficult in Borne portions
I the mines than in others, was
I'ltled, ami 350 men returned lo work,
The conditions of work, however, are
dluch tiie sumo as before the strike.
Tin: strike lasted about three weeks.
Messina Again Shaken
MeRslnn.—* Many of the buildings
that were partially destroyed by the
earthquake that devastated southern
Italy, were completely ileiiiolislied re.
eently hy severe .shocks, which did
ureal damage. The people lied to the
open. Strange rumblings within Hie
earth's depths accompanied the
Volunteer Teachers
Ottawa.—In parliament in reply to
Mr. Ames, Sir Frederick liorden snid
the Volunteer Bounty act did not
npply to Catiudinii volunteer teachers
during the South Alriean troubles or
anyone in a civil capacity.
Lord Aylmer Coming to B. C.
Ottawa.—Lord Aylmer and Inmily
arc moving to Queen's Bay on Kootenai' Lake, B. C, on Thursday, April
,15. Lord Aylmer will reside there
permanently, where he will engage in
fruit growing on n farm which be hns
purchased on the shore of the lake.
Madame Modjeska Dead
Los Angeles, Oil.—The death has occurred of Mme. Helena Modjeska,
who had been on her death-bed for
three weeks. The end came on her
beautiful ranch, "Anion," in Orange
county, Cal.
Complaint Against Canadians
Ottawa.—Canadian Trade Commissioner liii'kerdiki', at Belfast, says
Belfast business men complain of
carelessness nnd delay on the purl of
Canadian firms in replying to communications.
Edmonton Wants Carnegie Library
Edmonton,   Altn.—It  has  been  decided thai  Edmonton will apply to
Carnegie for $75,000    for    a    public
Is Taken Back to France After Vain,
Protestations—His Illness Not Considered of a Serious Nature, Although it was Found Necessary to
Carry Him Aboard the Steamer on
a Stretcher
Fort de France, Martinique.—Prior
to his being taken aboard the steamer
Versailles for deportation to France,
ex-President Castro prepared a written
protest against the action of the
French government, which has been
submitted to the authorities here
The ex-president said just before
sailing that if he was at liberty when
he arrived at St. Nuzaire, he would
immediately proceed to Spain, in
orer to take passage for Santa Cruz,
Teneriffe. He added that he was leaving his brother Carmelo here for the
purpose of receiving mail which he
expects to be forwarded from Trinidad
and Venezuela.
The removal of the former president
of Venezuela from the hotel to the
steamer' wos not without its pitiful
aspects. ■ Immediately on the announcement by the medical commission, who mode a lengthy physical examination of Castro, that he was quite
capable of making the voyage, the
commissary of police, with an escort
of gendarmes, invaded the hotel and
proceeded to hiB chamber. They found
the ex-president lying in bed, and although he still protested that he could
not move, they carried him downstairs,
the patient all. the while moaning dis-
ioi.lly, on a mattress, and placed, him
in u stretcher.
Officers from the United States
cruiser North Carolina, in civilian
dress, helped to make him as comfortable as possible, and then the
stretcher was picked up by four negroes and taken to the dock. Gendarmes guarded it, and a crowd numbering fully 2,000 followed, the procession. The entrance to the'French line
pier was guarded by police and no one
was permitted to enter except those
who were directly connected with the
transference of the ex-president. Some
difficulty was experienced in hoisting
him aboard, and for a moment Castro
was in peril of falling out. The
stretcher was set down in one of the
cabins, and Castro at once declared
that the room was too small, and demanded that he be transferred to another cabin. He was promised that a
change would be made during the
course of the voyage. In saying farewell to his brother, he waved his hand
and exclaimed: "Good-bye for the moment."
Final Round-Up of Buffalo
Calgary.—Within a couple of weeks
the remainder of the buffalo herd
bought from Pablo, of Montana, will
be lodged in the new Battle River
park at Wainwright, Alto., where they
will live in future.
Alex. Ayotto, tho Canadian government agent in Montana, has been arranging with Howard Douglas, commissioner oi the Mountain park, with
regard to tho details of the round-up
ond transfer of the big herd, which
comprises in the neighborhood of 300
The cowboys will start within a few
days to gather them in, and when they
have collected them all they will be
entrained at Ravalli, and come via the
N. P. R., Great Northern, A. R. I., and
C. P. R., C. N. R„ and G. T. P. to
The new park at Wainwright contains 110,000 acres, and lies along the
Battle river, and there will be plenty
of room for the whole herd. After the
300 have been taken to the park 300 of
the 350 thnt were taken to Lnmont
last year will also be brought down to
Wninwriglit and also 60 of the herd ot
Banff. The park ot Lnmont will be
stocked with antelope, elk and moose
and other animals.
Owing to the difficulty of rounding
up the buffalo and also the fact that
only four or five can be placed in
each ear, which will necessitate more
than one train, and the roundabout
wny which will have to be tnken to
rench Wainwright, it will likely he
Hourly two months before the herd
nre settled in their new home.
Will Build Many Elevators
Bufliilo.—A company which, according to the incorporators, will handln
millions of bushels of grain, has been
formed by Dr. John (i. Knoll, of this
city; John L. Peters, forlnerly cashier
of the Citizens' Hunk of Buffalo; William 11. Heucook, ol l.oekport, and
John R. Ilrodie, president ol tho Grant
West Grain company of Brandon. The
new company is to be culled the National Elevator coinpiiny, and will
have offices in Buffalo and ut Winnipeg.
"The purpose of the new company,''
said Dr. Knoll, "is to erect 400 small
prnin elevators in the Cnnadinn northwest to store the thousands of bushels
of grain which every year lies alongside the railroad lines until those railroads urr able to transport it. We nre
incorporated for $5.ooo,nno under tho
laws of Smith Dakota, a large part of
which stock lias lieeii subscribed for.
We will have 100 new elevators ready
by September 1
"Anieriruiis do not begin to renlize
Ihe wonders oi tlie Canadian northwest. There are 15,000,000 ncres under
cultivation now, and in.the near future 165.000,(100 will be cultivated. The
figures arc staggering. Every year
200,000 persons from the United Stab's
and Europe nre going into this district. The increase in hind cultivated
is 25 per cent, each year. At the present minute there are 074 elevators in
operation there, nnd there should be
8,500 ol thetu. When all the land is
under cultivotion there should lie 18,-
000 elevators to take euro oi the
General Booth Coming
London.—General Booth proposes n
tour of Western Canada mid thence to
the United States this year. ■ iii mtmmmtmmmsWBJMmaOSBi
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She waited uutll the house had
grown still, aud then, slipping from tbe
bed where, wakeful aud restless, sbe
had been tosslug for an hour, sbe proceeded cautiously to tbe stairs and
down to tbe library floor.
Her acquaintance with the house
dated back only as far as tbe day before, when she received tbe telegram
announcing the death of ber uncle,
Grover I'olliain.
Dreading u stumble over an uncharted piece of furniture, she exercised the
utmost care. As she parted the portieres of tbe library door sbe became
conscious of another presence.
Waiting until her eyes accustomed
themselves to the darkness, she made
out the faintest suggestion of a figure
kneeling at tbe other side of tbe room,
aud a key turning in an inner lock of
tbe safe explained tbe situation well
Miss Morley remembered tbat the
electric light button was close to where
she stood. As one hand straightened
out horizontally toward the Intruder
she flashed on the light wltb tbe other.
The burglar turned wltb a whirl and
wilted before the eloquence of the
outstretched revolver and Miss Moray's dominating pose.
"Who nre you?" tbe burglar demanded sullenly, peering Intently in his effort to recognize the figure almost
wholly enveloped by the curtains.
"A guest here," Miss Morley returned, wltb a curious Interest In so much
—or so little—of the burglar's face as
tbe mask permitted her to see. "Who
are you, and what are you doing In
Mr. Pelham's safe?"
"Just taking tbe dimensions to fill It
up with stocks and bonds as a surprise party for bis heirs," was the sarcastic response.
"Ah! You know the old gentleman
Is dead, then?" Miss Morley asked.
"Yes. praise be! And If you bad
minded your own business I would
bave managed a nice little squaring of
accounts with him."
"What did he ever do to you?" Miss
Morley demanded, a little resentment
In ber voice as she let tbe curtains fall
away and stood forward hi all her gracious charm before tbe disguised intruder.
Instead pf answering, tbe burglar
as tbe light fell full upon her. dropped
back a pace in mnnlfest surprise. She
waited, nnd In bis turn he startled ber.
"Helen Morley!" was all be said, In
the quiet tones of one wbo Is too greatly astonished to give way to emotion. ,
Seeming then to understand the folly
of a mask, he removed It and crumpled It Into his pocket. The two faced
each otber In silence.
The man and tbe girl had looked forward once to a life together. He was
cashier of a bank until some funds
went wrong nnd tbe law sent blm to
prison for five years. After that be
never came back to ber, though sbe
beard of blm drifting about tbe country.
"John Oorham! And this is the way
you come back!" tbe girl Just whispered. "What—what did he ever do to
you?" sbe demanded again mechanically and as though she were gaining
"1—1 never took tbat money," Gor-
ham declared. "Grover Pelhum hated
me because my motber did not care
for blm as he bad wished. It was be
who managed my undoing—to punish
my dend father, he said. You didn't
know tbat?"
The girl shook ber head. The revolver bund dropped down upon the
table, and sbe half averted ber face
and feverish eyes.
"I was not Imblttered at first," Gotham went on, "even though I spent so
long a time In prison. I began life
over again until I'clbatn found It out
Then It seemed as If every Tom, Dick
and Harry bad learned my story and
was being paid to tell it over nnd over
"I simply bad to give up trying to
earn a living tbat way. Besides, I bad
been circumstantially taught to believe that you had lost all faltb tn me.
That was easy to believe." he added in
a bard tone, "since I never received a
letter from you."
"The letters were written," she told
him quickly, "many a one."
"More of I'clhuin's work, then," Gor-
bam ventured. "But I had given up.
When 1 heard of tbe old gentleman's
death 1 decided to come around und
clean out his safe. 1 thought I would
keep on at tbat business until I had a
competence; then I could retire nnd
Jive the Independent life possible of a
man of means.
"That's all there is to the story,** the
burglar concluded, "except tbat It was
a pity for you to stumble onto tbe last
chapter. That's the way a girl reads a
atory, though."
The girl comprehended from his manner tbat he would make no advances.
that be would not even presume upon
their one time friendship.
"It la strange to find you here," ahe
aaid; "It Is strange to be here myself.
X learned yesterday that my uncle had
made little or no provision for myself
and my motber In his will. It distressed tne so that I could not sleep.
"I came down here to see for myself,
and If It were true tbat we had been
left to the same old miserable struggle
with poverty l-oh. 1 don't know what
1 might hare done. I am sure 1 meant
to steal If I found anything to steal. I
wouldn't much care for myself, but
She girl had almost reached the point
or tears wneu. with a sudden effort,
Bhe roused herself and turned toward
the burglar, wbo stood impassively
waiting for developments.
"Like yourself." the girl boldly admitted. "I meant to fall back on this
safe for help. You got there first
Now I can send you back to Jail, but
I don't know," sbe mused, as If in
doubt. "My conscience would never
be clear If I sent you to prison for getting up curlier than I did myself."
Tbe burglar looked up with a light of !
grim sympathy In his eyes as the girl
fingered the revolver.  He did not seem
to be dismayed by the heartlessness
sbe evinced.
"Yet It seems to me." Miss Morley
suddenly announced, facing tbe burglar squarely and with a little color,
"that you and I are a pair of weak-
kneed cry-babies. We hove experienced a few of the world's bitterly disappointed experiences, and we both
whine. Don't you suppose that—that
we could help each other to stand and
stick It out—pool our courage, so to
Wonderlngly the burglar looked at
her for a moment ns though he were
fenrful of some iinfnthomed and cruel
humor. He had let himself drop down
In a huddled heap beside tbe safe.
Now he lifted himself upright and
was about to advance a step when sbe
stayed him with uplifted band.
"Helen." be Implored, "will yon*
after all I have been through—will yon
literally cast your fortunes with me?
I promise tbat you shall never bare
occasion again to be ashamed of me."
"No, no!" the girl besought with a
haste almost hysterical. "We'll draw
up a compact to go Into partnership of
friends. We have saved each other
frtfm a crime, and we will stand by
eacb other, and we'll strike tbls off tbe
minutes before we adjourn. How say
"And If the fight be a good one?"
Gorhnm asked softly. "Will you have
confidence then In me?  Oh, heaven!"
With n resolute movement be stepped forward to touch her. Hitherto
her manner bad been half playful, half
Ironical, but It was altogether to hide
her deeper feelings. Wltb an efTort
tbat brought her figure splendidly
erect she warded btra off.
"No, no, no!" she commanded. "Not
here and now. No; but promise me.
John, promise me here and now, tbat
you and I part tonlgbt members of u
compact to fight the flght of righteousness, no matter how hard It may be.
If—If—If you care to see me." she faltered, "you will know how to find me.
But now—nothing but your promise,
and then—go!"
He looked at ber steadily while' be
breathed once or twice. It seemed as
If be would defy ber and take her to
himself In spite of what sbe might do,
but finally he turned to the open library door. At tbe moment of passing
out he turned and looked at her once
again. Neither spoke, and she hardly
seemed to know the exact instant of
his leaving. She thought be wns surely gone, however, wben he stepped
back Inro the room,
"Helen," be begnn, and sbe knew
tbat he would bave his question answered, "when I can come back to you
able honestly to take care of you, may
He heard her softly speak ber answer, and wltb u gesture of gludness
he wns gone certainly tbls time.
The safe was still open, nnd some of
the papers Iny as the burglar bad dropped them. Helen turned to these and
began restoring tbem to tbelr former
"1 pray be will come back again to
me." she breathed. "It may be a long
while to wait until be can, but poverty and disgrace—nothing matters It
only we may bare some happiness at
last, even the happiness that is nearly
all hardship."
She had the will in ber handa, and,
In spite of herself, she opened and read
it. Before she finished she stood erect
In ber excitement Folding the paper,
she placed It In tbe safe and closed
tbe Iron door. Then she turned back
toward her room.
"He Is coming back wben he can
honestly take care of me." she told
herself Joyfully, "and all of" Uncle
Grover's money Is willed to him in
compensation for all be bas suffered.
He will soon be back for me."
Sbe could not sleep any better even
now, but the restlessness bad given
place to a peace of mind and a perfect
happiness that were very good.
Red Seeme to Be the Favorite With
Most of the Great Writers.
Upon tabulating tbe words used by
Shakespeare referring to colors it is
revealed that out of every hundred
color words thirty may be classed as
red. Next follow twenty-two white,
twenty black, seventeen yellow, seven
green and only four blue. Thus Shake-
speare's favorite color word was red,'
and investigation will show that this
is the characteristic color of nearly
all great writers. For instance, it is
the color word most often employed by
In all great works of human interest
red predominates, as It is tbe color of
tbe very strongest of our passions and
impulses—the color of hot blood. There
is no color so warm, so full of Joy and
life, so overflowing with vitality. j
Red is the color of glowing Iron—of
heat and passion. In nature red hastens the growth of trees, while at the
same time It quickens all rotting and
decay. Plans grown under red glass
will grow four times as quickly as
under white light, nnd grow to four
times their usual height.
Red in excess bas an evil effect For
example, an excess of red light makes
one irritable and nervous. In excess
red produces homicidal mania—tbe desire to kill. The effect of red upon
various animals is well known. It having the power of enraging the bull, tbe
tiger and tbe turkey.—London Scraps.
Brought About by Frank Statement)
Fram Former Employees.
If the manager of a business Institution knew all that his employees!
know about the details of the business
many things would be different. The
manager of a large mercantile bouse
recently conceived the Idea of writing
a personal letter to every employee
who had left the bouse during the last
five years, inviting a frank statement
of the reason for leaving. The former
employees, now expecting neither censure nor favor, were very frauk aud
explicit and, as a rule, wrote letters
that could not fail to command respectful attention. One man told ho>v
bard be bad worked to support bis
mother and how, wben he asked for
an Increase, he was shifted back and
forth between different superiors tor
several weeks without having - hls>re-
quest rejected or acceded to anrl he
grew tired and sought another position. Another told of the impositions
of the department manager and of his
inability to get relief from a nagging
disposition whlcb was taking tpe
heart out of hundreds of otber men In
his department. Many points of obvious mismanagement were brought to
light which bad virtually driven away
good men who bad been educated to
the business. The manager haB been,
busy ever since instituting reforms
based upon the information he received.
The Famous City, Its Walls and the
Curse of Joshua.
Tbe walls of Jericho, remains of
which have been excavated by German archaeologists, are, of course, I
chiefly famous in connection with their j
miraculous destruction by Joshua. It is j
recorded in the book of Joshua, chapter vl, that, by command of the Lord,
Joshua's army compassed the city, go-
iug roundabout it once a day for six
days, headed by seven priests bearing
seven rams' horns before the nrk. On
the sevpnth day they encampassed it
seven times. Then, on Joshua'B command, "the people shouted, and tbe
priests blew with the trumpets, und it
came to pass when the people heard
the sound of the trumpet tbat the people shouted with a grant shout and
tbe wall fell down flat, so tbat the people went up Into the city, every man
straight before blm. and they took tbe
city," destroying all that was in it, except Rahab the harlot, who had hidden the messengers sent by Joshua to
spy out the city and her father's
household. The date of this destruction
is placed at B. C. 1451. In spite of
Joshua's curse on any one who should
rebuild the city. It was rebuilt In tbe
reign of Ahab In B. C. 018 by Hlel, a
native of Bethel, and It Is recorded in
I Kings xvl, 34, how the curse of
Joshua was fulfilled. The second city
flourished and under Herod the Great
became Important. It was sacked by
one Simon, slave of Herod. Arcbelaus,
the son of Herod, founded a new town
on the plain, which he bad planted
wltb palms. Jericho was finally destroyed by VespaRhm in A. D. 68.—
Dundee Advertiser.
When It Came to Money He Had to
Put on the Brakes.
The passengera In an accommodation
train which was winding its way
through New Hampshire were Interested and nmused by uu elderly couple
who sat In the middle of the car.
They talked us If there were no one
else In the cur. Therefore, having
heard most of their private plana, no
one was surprised to have theold man
take the assembled company fully Into
his confidence. At one station he rose
nnd addressed the passengers in general.
"Can anybody change a Ave dollar
bill for two twos aud a one or five
ones?" be inquired.
"L can," said a brisk woman, and
tbe transfer waa quickly made.
"Now. could anybody change this
one dollar bill for four quarters or
tens and fives?" asked the old man.
"I can give you two fifties,", said a
man from the rear seal, "unless somebody else can do better."
It appeared that nobody could or at
least nobody ofTeTed, so as the train
started the old man lurched down tbe
car to the possessor of the two fifty
cent pieces.
"Thank you," he sold os he took tbe
money. "I'm obliged, though I'd hove
liked the quarters best. You see. Mar-
thy has set her mliid to stop off nt
Nnsbuy whilst 1 go on up to my brother's with the eggs and truck. And,
though she don't plan nor mean to be
a spendthrlfty woman, when she's let
loose amongst a lot of stores she'll
run through 50 cents In nn hour easy,
and I kind of have to put a curb on
A Barber and Poet,
Jasmin, the Gascon poet, who wns
also a barber, was once visiting tne
mayor of a French town and bad
promised to give an informal recitation to the townspeople. The hour arrived, but bis host did not appear.
Several Important personages assembled to accompany them to the hull,
but the mayor remained invisible, busied with bis toilet. Finally, fearing
the impatience ot his guests, he opened the door of his chamber to apologize and showed his face covered with
"Just a moment," said he. "I am
finishing my sharing."
"Oh," Bald Jasmin, "let me help
He at once doffed bis coat, gave •
finishing touch to the razor and shaved
the mayor in a twinkling with what
he called his "band of velvet." in a
few minutes be was in tbe hall receiving tumultuous applause for bis splendid recitations.
The Abbot of Foole.
Tbe abbot of fools, wbo was also
known In different parts ns tbe archbishop or blsbop of fools, the abbot of
misrule, the lord of misrule, tbe master of unreason and L'Abbe de Liesse,
wns tbe person wbo used to superintend the saturnalia wblch were common In different parts of Europe from
tbe Afth to tbe sixteenth century. The
feast of fools was an Imitation of the
heathen saturnalia and, like this, was
celebrated In December; bence the confusion of Ideas wblch ban arisen In
mixing this feast wltb tbe ordinary
Christmas revels. Tbe chief celebration of the feast of fools fell upon Innocents' day, but tbe whole revels lasted from Christmas to the Inst day of
Epiphany. The young people generally
elected a lender, who went by one of
the names quoted, nnd he was consecrated with many grotesque and ridiculous ceremonies,
England, Scotland. France nnd Germany all practiced these wild saturnalia, and It was with great difficulty
that they were finally abolished. The
abbot was not responsible for any trick
or practical Joke played on the rest of
the community by bis orders, nnd the
victims had simply to "grin and hear
It." In tbe temple (law headquarters.
London) tbe office of the lord of misrule seems to have been n coveted one,
for we rend thnt It wns only given to
young men of good fumlly.-Loudon
Modest Goldsmith.
Oliver Goldsmith was an underpaid
man from start to Snlsb. Two hundred nnd fifty dollars for "The Vicar
of Wakefield" was bad cuough, yet
for "The Traveler" he got but $100
and $25 for bis "English Grammar."
For "The Deserted Village," however,
his publisher sent blm $500. This be
nt once returned, with the message:
"It Is too much. It Is near 5 shillings
a couplet, which Is more than any
book owner cnu afford or, Indeed, any
modern poetry Is worth." So he died
with $10,000 worth of debts. "Was
ever poet so trusted before?" said Dr.
The Hilling.
"I frequently experience a hissing
sound In my ears," remarked a patient to a doctor. "What would you
advise me to do?"
"What is your occupation?" asked
the medico.
"I'm an actor."
"Then I'd advise you to adopt some
other vocation."
A Display of Quick Wit by the Comedian Martineff.
The Emperor .Nicholas ot Russia
was once "soid" as follows:
During au Interview which Martineff,
tbe comedian und uuiuiie, hud succeed-1
ed in obtuiuiug with Prince VoikUon-'
sky, high steward, tne emperor walked
luto the room unexpectedly, yet wltb
a design, as was soon made evident.
Telliug the actor that he bad beard
of his talents and suuuld like to see
a specimen of tbem, be bade him
mimic tbe old minister. The feut was
performed with so much gusto tbat
tbe emperor laughed immoderately and
then, to tbe great horror of the poor
actor, desired to have himself "tumm
"'Tls physically impossible," pleaded Martiuetf.
".Nonsense!" said Nicholas. "1 insist
on its being done."
Finding himself on the horns of a
dilemma, tbe mimic took heart of
grace aud, witb a promptitude and
presence of mind that probably saved
him, buttoned his coat over his breast,
expanded his chest, threw tip bis bead
aud, assuming tne imperial part to tbe
best of his power, strode across tbe
room and buck; then, staudiug opposite
tbe minister, he cried lu the exact
tone and manner or the czar:
"Volkbousky, pay M. Martlueff 1,000
sliver rubles!"
The emperor for a moment wns disconcerted; but, recovering himself
w)th a smile, he ordered tbe money
to be paid.
Stories of John Bright.
John Bright was supposed to be a
total abstulner, but once when Edward Mlall was very nervous at the
prospect of bating to make an Important speecn lu tbe house Bright said:  "
"Well, Mlall, It 1 were you I'd for
once go una have a pint of champagne."
Mr. Mlall did as he was told, aud the
result may be judged from tbe narrator's comment that "champagne on
an unaccustomed interior Is not always a curative or a toulc."
Bright  "rarely  had any difference'
witb bis wife," but occasionally tbey
were,not at one about tbe children.
Wben tb.-v came to a point ot absolute disagreement he used to say:
"Now, I tell thee. If thou doesn't do
what 1 wish I'll go straight to Mr.
Gladstone and ask blm to make me a
knight," to which the answer Invariably was:
"Oh, anything rntber tban that."
Chopped Off. It Retains Life For a
Number of Houn.
On the counter. In a porcelain dish,
stood the severed head of a large turtle.
"That Is rather grewsome," said a
man who was buying oysters.
The oyster opener glanced at the
head carelessly.
"It Is a bet," Bald he. "I bet Ous
Schmidt tbat the head would keep
alive twenty-four hours. It's nearly
Mventy-five now since I chopped it
off. Gus Is lute. But I win anyhow,"
he added,
"Where's my money? Pay me my
money!" a deep voice shouted at this
moment, nnd a short man swaggered
"You've lost, Gus," said the oyster
opener.   "There Is still life in her."
"There Is-nit," said Gus Schmidt
"Nix on the life."
And he extended a stumpy finger
fearlessly toward the turtle's mouth.
Startled, amazed, Gns Schmidt leaned back. For in tbe turtle's open eyes
a fierce light had Hushed, tbe ugly
mouth bad opened and shut witb a
sharp snap, nnd tbe head tn some
strange way had advanced an Inch or
two toward tbe tempting Anger, much
as a piece of steel advances toward a
"Tbls mny surprise you. Gus," said
the oyster opener, wiping his wet
hands In order to pocket his winnings.
"But It don't surprise me none. I've
seen turtle heads keep life in 'em long-
er'n this here."
For One Whole Day the Rocky
Precipice Was Dry.
In Doubt.
Hairdresser (while giving lady a vigorous shampoo)—Will you have anything on your bend when I am linisn-
cd, madam? Sbe—I am sure I don't
know. I was In hopes you would leave
enough hair to pin my hat to.
He Wei Not Supentitioui.
A captain of an ocean liner tells the
following story: Coming from the old
country was a very nervous old lady
who complained that she was sure
tbere was a rat In ber stateroom.
"Keep It tbere, madam," said tbe
"But do you like rats?" asked sbe.
"I've got a nest In my cabin." retorted tbe brusque seaman, "and I never disturb them. Wben tbey leave the
sblp 1 do."
"Why, yon must be superstitious,"
urged the dame.
"No, ma'am," wound up the captain,
"I'm not but tbe rata are."
"I'm sure my daughter in going to
make a great singer some day."
"Is tbat so?"
"Yes; she's always quarreling with
her mother, who tells me It Is absolutely Impossible to manage her."
  . I
Greeley Dodged Lincoln,
President Lincoln, having been often
and severely arraigned In the New
York Tribune for what Mr. Greeley
considered hla slowness In prose mtlng
the war, had snid: "If he (Greeleyi oli-
Jects to my policy, I shall be glad to .
bave liltn state to me his views frankly nnd fully, I Shall adopt his If I can.
If 1 cannot, I will at least tell blm
wby. He and I should stand together."
"If I were to go." said Greeley when
the words were repented to blm, "he
would simply twist me around bis
fingers, as he always does."
"Lincoln's smile would wilt me In
half a minute," be said nn another occasion when again urged to see the
president nnd have a talk with him.
"He Is a wonderful man-wonderful!
I never ran harbor a thought against
htm except when I keep away from
him."         ,
The Experienced Swine.
The crowd around the postoffice
stove, after exbuustiug the posslblll
lies of polities, local and national, hud
been discussing the alleged lack of tbe
truth telling Instinct In Old Man Simp-
kins Uncle Ezra came In, aud Jim
Peters snid:
"What do you think about It, Uncle
Ezra-would you call Old Man Simp-
kins a liar?"
"Well." answered Uncle Ezra slowly
as he thoughtfully studied the celling,
"I wouldn't go bo fur ns to call the
old man a liar, hut I do know It to he
a fact that when feedln' time comes
to get any response he has to have
somebody else coll bis bogs fur blm."
Very Convenient.
Cnretnkcr (to prospective tenantl-
Yes. this 'otise Is must conveniently
situated. There's a music 'all close
nnd 'andy, and there's a pub Just ovet
the way, and n pawnbroker's round
the corner.—London Tlt-Blts.
Paid Her Baek.
Mne-So yon are engaged to George!
I refused him three limes. Ethel-Tbat
must bare been what be meant when
he told hip thnt be had had several
narrow escapes.
Purely Professional.
"You say he's a professional man?"
"Yes."    answered    Miss    Cayenne
doubtfully.    "One  of the kind   who
hung ont a sign 'Back In an Hour* and
leave It  tbere tbe year through."
When a king crenfes an office Providence at once creates a fool to buy It
The Flame.
Clara—Tbat man who Just passed
was an old flame of mine. Kate—Indeed! What hnpnenpd hetwecn you?
Clara-Oh, ho flared up one day and
went out.
Both Busy.
"The girl who knows she la pretty
tnakes n fool ol herself."
"And ihe girl who doesn't know she
Is pretty makes a fool of some man."
Thie "Curious Phenomenon Ocourred on
March 31, 1848—Terrified the People
In the. Vioinity—Return of the Torrent and the Cause of the Stoppage.
In tbe early spring of 1848 occurred
a natural phenomenon bo strange, so
Budden and so stupendous that the older Inhabitants of western New York
still speak of it with awe and wonder.
This phenomenon was nothing else
than the ruuning dry of Niagara falls.
Tbe story Is seldom recounted now,
but it was a nine days' wonder for the
whole country wben It appeared lu
the newspapers. For the first time In
history the roar of tbe grandest cataract in America was hushed.
In the early morning of March 31,
1848. people living In the vicinity of
the falls were awakened by a peculiar
hush, as startling In Its suddenness
and intensity as the most thunderous
explosion could have been. Many
dressed and hastened outdoors, urged
by a conviction that something appalling had happened or was about to
happen. Some thought the end of
the world was at hand. Others imagined that they had grown suddenly
deaf. Still others thought that the
husb preceding a terrific hurricane had
fallen upon the air. All were oppressed with a feeling of profound awe and
It was soon dl«covered, however,
thnt the eeasatln** if the roar of tho
falls was the so.» luuse of this common panic. As the dim light of early
morning' grew stronger the people-
were able to see tbe almost bare preel- '
pice of the falls," over which but a
shurt time before thousands of tons
of water had been pouring. Only
here and there small streams, constantly growing smaller, now trickled
down the face of the towering ♦all.
Above tbe falls, instead of the rushing, fonmlng river, only a naked channel, studded with black and Jagged
rocks, appeared. The bed of the river
was practically exposed from shore to
shore, except for small streams, like
mountain brooks, running slowly to
the verge of the precipice. The spectators could hardly believe tbelr eyes.
Some remarkable feats were performed on that day when Niagara ran
dry. People walked from the Canadian
side of the river, along the edge of
the frightful precipice, nearly as far
as Goat Island on the American Bide
nnd never even wet their feet Some
went exploring in the river bed above
tho falls and discovered a number of
ancient gun barrels, lost probably by
sportsmen up the river In long gono
days and still after tho rotting nway
of their stocks slowly forced down
stream by the current. Caves and
curious formations in the rocks were
discovered, the existence of wblch bad
never been Buspected before.
All thnt day. March 81. .1848, Niagara
falls remained dry, nnd people who remained up until late at night, expecting to see a change, went to bed without witnessing It. But In the early
morning of April 1 the familiar thunder of the great cataract was once
more heard, and every one knew that
the mysteriously drained river bed
was again pouring Its flood over the
Now for the explanation of this
strange phenomenon. It proved to be,
after all, very simple Tbe winter of
1847 and 1848 had been one of extreme
severity. Ice of sucb thickness had
never been known as formed on Lnke
Erie that season. When the break-up
come, toward the end of March, a
strong northeast wind wns blowing,
which piled the great fields of ice in
floes and then In banks as high as
miniature Icebergs. Toward night on
March 30 the wind suddenly changed
to tbe opposite direction nnd Increased*
to n terrific gale, which hurled back
the piled up ice and drove it Into the
entrance of Niagara river with sucb
force that a huge and almost Impenetrable dam wns formed. Fur a whole
day the source of the river was stopped up, and the stream was drained
of Its supply. By the morning of the
31st the river was practically dry, and
thus for twenty-four hours the roar of
Niagara falls was stilled. Then In the
early morning of April 1 the Ice
pack gave way under tbe tremendous-
pressure from above, and tbe long restrained volume of water rushed
down and reclaimed Its own.—Exchange.
Few Bidi In Bagdad.
About 00 per cent of Bagdad's population possess no beds. These poor
people rest on blankets spread on the
floors of tbelr houses In the winter
and on the roofs In the summer. Owing
to the excessive heat of these regions
Bleep is made Impossible elwwbere-
than on the roof or In the optn gardens/ It is an Interesting sight to see-
how the women at sunset emerge from
their houses to prepore tbe evening
meal on. the roof and spread tbe bedding for tbe night. Innsmncb aa the
climate Is very dry. there Is little to
fear from exposure to the nlgbt air.
While a considerable nnmber of the
roofs are Burronnded by latticework
to Insure a certain amount of privacy,
by for the larger number are quite exposed to the gaze of curious and Inquisitive neighbors.
On the Wrong Tack. I r
Tommy - Grandpa, nre kings and! Learning without politeness nukes-
queens nlwnys good? Grnndpn-Not nl. a disagreeable pedant, and politeness*
wnyn, my lioy-not when there are aces without learning makes a superficial,
out against them. I frivolous puppy.-Cbesterfleld. THE REPORTER, MICHEL,  BRITISH COLUMBIA.
Huge Sums of Money Might Be Made
if Features of Financial Statement
- of Britain Might Be Found Out In
Advance, But Facts Are Jealously
Guarded by a Few—News Once
Leaked Out In Gladstone's Time.
It is worth hundreds of thousands
of dollars to some people to know in
advance the exact details of the Brit
ish budgets; There are speculators
on the Stock Exchange who could
make a fortune out of the knowledge.
To holders of brewery stocks, a hint
or a whisper from the Chancellor of
tho Exchequer before he begins to
"rob the henroosts" would be a boon
and a blessing. But happy is ho who
■expecteth nothing, for he shall not
be disappointed. With Mr. Lloyd-
■George, as with other Chancellors of
the Exchequer, "mum's the word."
How he provides for an estimated deficit of $76,000,000, and raises the
wind, as the'saying goes, for the
national housekeeping next year, is a
secret which he locks up in his bosom until tho moment he stands up
in the House of Commons and draws
the veil aside.
No doubt the man in the street
often wonders how it is that, with so
•many members of the Government
and so many officials necessarily in
the confidence of a Chancellor of the
Exchequer, his Becret is always so
well kept. The fact is that the actual details of the budget are known
to very few people in advance. It
may be questioned whether, at any
time there are more than two or three
members of the Cabinet who can tell
41 public audience, if they should be
invited to do so, precisely upon whose
bard-earned money the Chancellor of
-the Exchequer is going to exercise
bis art.
Certainly the members of the Government outside the Cabinet have not
much more than a general notion as
to what is likely to happen, and it
may turn out that a material part
•of their general notion is wrong. One
might go farther and say that even
-the Cabinet as a whole are rarely
in possession of the details in advance
of any year's budget. For within the
■Cabinet is always an inner Cabinet
—the Finance Minister's personal
friends and supporters, the men from
whom he often seeks counsel and assistance, or who, by right of their
intimacy, proffer him counsel and
assistance. These are the Ministers
-to be counted on the hand, who could
tell more tales out of school than any
others. By carefully choosing their
brokers and covering their opera-
lions they could, if they liked, make
large additions to their fortunes
through their knowledge of the facts,
and none would be the wiser. Yet
«veryone can be perfectly certain
they will not use their official knowledge for any private purpose of this
sort. An American politician might
say this is foolish. The answer is
that it is honest, and that it is British, and no case has ever been
known of a Cabinet Minister failing
to observe this unwritten law.    '
But there are two—or, say, three-
men who know more of the Chancellor of tho Exchequer's secret than
anybody else, the Permanent Financial Secretary and 'the Permanent
Administrative Secretary at the
Treasury, and the Chancellor's own
private secretary. The two Perman-
■ent Secretaries know the budget as
a mother knows her baby; know it
through all. its phases and all its
-figures; know it in its early promise
and its later disappointment; know
it through all its train of worries,
anxieties, and perplexities. All the
■year, in fact, they are fixing up the
■Chancellor's financial scaffolding for
bim, so that for nine months he has
■practically nothing to do in financial
matters except dream and hope and
scheme. Not until he knows what his
•deficit or surplus is through the labors
•of these men can he seriously start
work on his budget and display to
the world his talents as a financial
genius—or otherwise.
Of course, there are donens, of
officials and clerks at the Treasury
who get a glimpBe of the budget in
quarter lights and half lights before
it iB actually unfolded to the House.
Hundreds of memoranda pass from
department to department, hundreds
of letters are drafted, corrected, examined, and copied. Withal, the
■Chancellor keeps his golden secret.
Everybody who has the smallest responsibility with respect to it at tho
Treasury is on honor to be faithful
to his trust.
Yet budget, secrets have leaked out
from time to time, nevertheless.
One instance which . comes to mind
concerns one of the famous budgets
of the most famous of England's
Finance Ministers—Gladstone. His
private secretary, connected with a
noble family, consciously' or unconsciously betrayed the secret of hiB
chief. It was, indeed, said that he
had been "got nt." In any case, his
career was ended. Gladstone was
not the man to forgive a secretary
who failed to recognize that a still
tongue makes a wise head, and he
"fired him out" without more ado.
"Lysander," (sweetly) "do you know
what day this iB?"
"Sure; our anniversary, Margaret,
dear," (pretending to have remembered it all the time).
"No such tiling" (frigidly). "It's
the dayyou promised to nail the leg
on that old kitchen table."
Lysander paled, tried to square hfm-
,self on the anniversary blunder, failed
"utterly, and the fireworks went on.
"My sturdy old grandfather. Came
over in the steerage. Forty years
later he went back on the Lusitania."
"Not ao much. I know of an effete
duke who accomplished the same trick
in four weeks."—Louisville Courier-
Dunraven, Journalist and Mariner.
Lord Dunraven, who celebrated his
sixty-eighth birthday recently, is one
of the few peers who have been war
correspondents, and tho only peer
who holds an extra-master's certificate for navigation. His yachting exploits, of course, are well known, and
he varies this hobby with big game
hunting and picture'collecting. Lord
Dunraven served in the South African
war as a captain of a corps of sharpshooters. Re had smelt gunpowder often before, but not In the capacity of
soldier. He served In the Abyssinian
campaign of 1867 as correspondent of
The Daily Telegraph, and, later, acted
in a similar capacity for the same paper during the Franco-German war.
For Catarrh of the Throat of Two
Years' Standing.
"I was afflicted for two years with
catarrh of the throat. At first it was
very slight, but every cold I took made
it worse.
"I followed your directions and in a
very short time I began to improve. I
took one-bottle ond am now taking
my second, lean safely say that my
throat and head are cleared from catarrh at the present timer-hut I still
continue to take my usual dose for a
spring tonic, and I find there Is nothing better."—Mrs. W. Pray, 260
Twelfth St., Brooklyn, N. Y.
Effort to Make Connections
Harry Lauder tells of a canny Scot
whose neighbor met him flitting. The
Scot had wife and children and household furniture piled atop a wagon, and
he was solemnly driving his one horse
along the street. "So you're flittin'?'
says the neighbor. '
"I am.  I want to be near ma work."
"And where's yer job?"
"I haven't got one yet."
A Prime Dressing for Wounds.—In
some factories and workshops carbolic
aeid is kept for UBe in cauterizing
wounds' and cuts sustained by the
workmen. Far better to keep on hand
a bottle of Dr. Thomas' Ecleotric Oil.
It is just as quick in action and does
not Bear the skin or burn the flesh.
There is no other oil that has its
curative qualities.
It may satisfy one's pride to own
large farms, but it swells home comforts and the bank account to thoroughly cultivate small ones.
it:—"Shiloh's Cure will always
cure  my coughs   and   colds.'
It is better to regard the soil anil
its coniition than the almanac as to
the proper time to plant.
Mlnard's Liniment for sale everywhere
Reason is not measured by size or
height, but by principle.—Epictetus.
Pills That Have Benefited Thousands.—Known far and near as a sure
remedy in the trentment of indigestion and all derangements of the stom-
nch, liver and kidneys, Parmelec's
Vegetable Pills have brought relief to
thousands when other specifics have
failed. Innumerable testimonials can
bo produced to establish the truth of
this assertion. Once tried tbey will
be found superior to all other pills
in the treatment of the ailments for
which they are prescribed.
Previously Inexperienced
"Since Miss Ann Teek lias had her
electric phaeton she drives at such a
rate that she keeps the police trappers
"Why does she do it?"
"She says it's bo exciting    to    be
chased by a man!"—Tit-Bits.
Must Call a Halt
To PnQim^rfa
It often cannot be cured but it can be
Every cold must be taken seriously,
and care taken in selecting effective
treatment such as Dr. Chase's Syrup
of Linseed and Turpentine.
While consumptives are. being taken
enre of and tuberculosis is being conquered who is going to fight pneumonia, which seems each year to
claim more and more victims.
It is the children and older people
who yield most readily to this ilisense,
but \yith the system run down or from
"undue exposure it is to be looked for
as the result of any severe cold on the
chest nnd lungs.
While the doctors arc experimenting
with cures why not do all we can to
prevent this dreadful ailment by taking every cold seriously and using Dr.
Chase's Syrup of Linseed and Turpentine to allay the inflammation of the
bronchial tubes, to aid expectoration
and to keep the cough free and loose.
This great medicine has a thorough
and far-reaching action, which is not
obtained from ordinary cough medicines, and this is why three bottles of
it are cold for one of any similar
treatment. It has proven its extraordinary value in the cure of coughs,
colds, croup, bronchitis and asthma
and people have learned to trust it
implicitly and to keep it constantly at
Mrs. F. Dwyer, Chesterville, Ont.,
writes: "My little girl of three years
had an attack of bronchial pneumonia.
My husband aind I thought she was
going to leavo this world, bb her case
resisted the doctor's'treatment. After
the first two doses of Dr. Chase's
Syrup of Linaeed and Turpentine the
child began to get better, and we are
thankful to Bay is now well again after
seven weeka' illness." 25 cts. a bottle
at all dealers or Edmanson, Bates &
Prince of Monaco Expends Much of
His Revenue on Science.
The Prince of Monaco, occupant ot
the smallest thronedom in the world,
is one of the most interesting and
praiseworthy notables of European
court life. Though he draws his revenue largely from the gambling
syndicate that controls Monte Carlo,
he expends his wealth in furthering
scientific knowledge and the nautical
museum which he is having built
and which is now almost on the point
of completion will be one of the most
complete institutions of its kind in
existence. And, more than this, a
great pait of the treasures it is to
contain have been gathered by the
prince, in his own boat, from every
quarter of the marine world. For
more than 20 years he has been engaged in making the collection and in
publishing the results of his discoveries. From Spitzbergen in the north
to the ice barrier of the southern
seas the prince has carried his quest,
and to assist in capturing his prizes
of the sea he has invented many curious devices that seize and convey to
the surface the fragile denizens of the
deep without injuring them.
Apart from all this the prince is
a model ruler in his little state. No
one there knows what money troubles are. The land iB so fruitful that
it yields fine crops if any attention
whatever is given to *-he tilling of
the soil. And for those who are too
lazy to win a livelihood from the
earth, visitors from all countries of
the world, pleasure seekerB, who
troop to Monte Carlo with swelling
pocketbooks, are willing to spend
their cash with a prodigality unequal-
ed anywhere else in the world.
Tho smallneBS of his domain enables the prince to watch every detail
of its administration. Every street
must be clean and spotless, or the
derelict workman iB called upon to
explain to the despot why the work
has been so poorly done.
No native is allowed to play at
the casino. Let foreigners come and
spend their wealth liberally if they
will, that is their own matter, but the
prince will not have the poor of his
kingdom dropping Bums they can not
afford with the inevitable harvest of
discontent, misery and tragedy.
For diversion, this curious ruler,
who has the power of an Ivan tho
Terrible, but who lives more like a
Herbert Spencer, sets out on his trips
of sea exploration. In the six years
between 1885 to 1891 he first attracted the notice of scientists by the
discoveries he made on the Hiron-
delle. Now he has a new and finer
boat, especially equipped for tho
work, and named Princess Alice II.
Like most other wealthy Europeans of
scientific bent the prince is giving
considerable attention to aerial navigation and has had a number of dirigible airships, so-called.
What Dropping Water Can Do.
One of the Chinese modes of punishment is to place the culprit where
a drop of water will fall on his head
for hours, or even for days if he can
stand it so long. The torture this inflicts is proved by an experience that
Col. Fred Burnaby had in Vienna
soveral years ago. A school teacher
bet him that he would not be able
to let a pint of water, drop by drop,
fall on bis hand, iiurnuby laughed
at the very idea of his not being
able to stand it, and the test began.
Although the strong man talked and
jested gaily at first; it was not long
before he began to show signs of distress. At about the two hundredth
drop—for the school teacher kept tally—an expression of pain crossed his
When the third hundred had been
entered his' hand began to swell and
grow red. Then the skin burst and
the pain grew more and more excruciating. Finally, at the four hundred
and twentieth drop, Burnaby gave it
up and acknowledged himself beaten.
It Fastest Ship Afloat.
A wonderful performance was accomplished recently by the new British destroyer Swift in trials on the
After having had new wing propellers fitted Bhe steamed up to thirty-
six knots, but under pressure two
more knots were run off—equal to
forty-three land miles on hour.
The Swift may thus claim to be the
fastest ship afloat. She was built by
Cummcll. Laird & Co., of Birkenhead,
and is described as an "experimental" destroyer.
As a matter of fact, she is twice the
size of the usual ocean-going destroyers, and her special business is the
destruction of destroyers. She was designed to accomplish thirty-six knots.
The Swift came out of dry dock ut
How'Best to Get New Health
and Strength in Spring.
The winter months are trying to
the health of even the most robust.
Confinement in-doors in over-heated
and nearly always badly ventilated
rooms—in the home, the office, the
shop and the school—taxes the vitality of even the strongest. The blood
.becomes thin and watery or clogged
with impurities. Sometimes you get
up in the morning just as tired as
when you went to bed. Some people have headaches; others are low
spirited; some have pimples and skin
eruptions. These are all spring symptoms that the blood is out of order
You can't cure these troubles witli
purgative medicines, which merely
gallop through the system leaving you
still weaker. What you need to give
you health and strength in the spring
is a tonic medicine, and the one always reliable tonic and blood builder
is Dr. Williams' Pink Pills. TheBe
Pills not only banish spring ills, but
guard you against the more serious
ailments that follow, suoh as anaemia,
nervous debility, rheumatism, indigestion and kidney trouble. Dr. Williams' Pink Pills moke new, rich blood
which strengthens every nerve, every
organ and every part of the body. Try
this medicine Hub spring and you will
have strength and energy to resist
the torrid heat of the coming summer. Mr. J. E. Johnson, Loch Broom
N. B., says:—-"Some two years ago I
began to feel that my constitution was
weakening. I could not stand any ex-
posure or knocking about. I finally
sought the aid of a doctor, who said
my system was very much run dowr
ond that the trouble might end ir
nervous prostration. As his medicine
did not help me, I decided, on the advice of a friend, to give Dr. Williams'
Pink Pills a trial. I had used less
than a half dozen boxes when my
health was fully restored, and I think
no other medicine can equal these
Pills when one is run down and out of
Sold by all medicine dealers or by
mail at 50 cents a box or six boxes
for .$2.50 from The Dr. Williams'
Medicine Co., Brockville, Ont.
Social Status
"Who are these people? Have you
made inquiries as to their standing?"
"Yes; and they arc Nobodies. I have
inquired at all the leading detective
agencies, and not one member of their
family has ever yet been shadowed."
Spanking does not cure children of
bed-wetting. There iB a constitutional
cause for this trouble. Mrs. M. Summers, Box W. I., Windsor, Ont., will
send tree to any mother her successful
home treatment, with full instructions. Send no money but write her
to-doy if your children trouble you
in this way. Don't blame the child,
the chances are it can't help it. This
treatment also cures adults and aged
people troubled with urine difficulties
by day or night.
Be Cautiousl
The hardier varieties of hammocks
will soon he blooming on the front
porches once more, but they should be
used cautiously by people who don't
like pneumonia.
Repeat it:—"Shiloh's Cura will
always cure my coughs and colds."
A cheaper distribution of farm pro.
ducts and a better distribution of
population will make this a pleasnnter
country to live in, and the last would
go a long way towards regulating the
Protect the child from the ravages
of worms by using Mother Graves'
Worm Exterminator. It is a standard
remedy, and years of use have enhanced its reputation.
Women have more religion than men
because they don't need it so much.
Min.ird's Liniment relieves Neuralgia.
The New Tariff
Some fifty millions more, by gum,
Thus added to our pile,
Which you'll ailmit's a tidv sum,
But what Just makes us smile—
Tlio same wry smile we've smiled before,
Our pleasure nothing lacks-
Is that the foreigner's not sore
To have to pay this tax.
The word "virago," which dictionaries now define as meaning "a bold,
impudent, turbulent woman, a termagant," originally signified, both by
derivation and in use, just a manly
woman, in the sense of a heroine or
amazon. When Plautus spoke of n
servant maid as a "virago," he merely meant that sho was a strapipng
young woman, and the Bomans applied the word with no intention of
irreverent rudeness to Diana and
Minerva. The Vulgate even has "virago" simply for woman, as the name
given by Adam to hiB helpmate. In
Latin the word never became twisted
into the unkindly sense that has come
about in English.—London Notes and
It might cheer tilings up somewhat
if some person with nn established
reputation for truth and veracity
would see the first robin.
The Rub
"So automobiling has no more terrors for you?"
"None whatever! Excepting—that I
still—lose my nerve a little."
"When she collides with a sturdy
tree, or gets in the notion of backing
dcown a grade, say?"
"No; whenever I try to say thej
'driver' in French."
Clever Method by Which He Secured
Some  Evidence.
"I had to resort to a queer ruse
once to get an admission from a man
I was after," said a private detective.
"There had been some trouble at a
club between two young men. One
threw a glass of wine into the other's
face: The other did not resent the
insult as he should have done. When
his father heard 'of it he threatened
to disinherit his son unless he whip
ped the man ■ who had thrown the
wine in his face. The father was a
member of' the same club, and he
made a wager of a wine supper that
his son could and would whip the
other fellow. Soon after this the son
met the man who had insulted him
and whipped him. The fight occurred on a prominent street, and as
two of the young man's friends were
with him at the time there was talk
of an action against them and his
father for conspiracy. Our agency
was retained to get the evidence
"It was decided that it would be
necessary to get an admission from
the father of the young man who had
made the assault. I was told to get
it. I tried many ways and failed.
He did not know I was a detective.
He had known me for a number of
years, but thought I was engaged in
other work. I had another plan to
get. from him what I wanted. I told
him a metropolitan publication was
having the affair written up and illustrated.
"I said I had seen .the picture of
the fight which had been prepared
for it. He was pleased at the pub
licity that the flght was to get, for
the story of the affair at the club had
been printed, and he wanted it known
that his son had avenged the insult.
I intimated that if he cared to Bee it
I thought I could get him the picture
that had been prepared for publication.   He was eager to see it.
"I had a friend, a newspaper artist, who made me a picture. He
made a faithful copy of the street
scene where the fight occurred, and
he made a fair likeness of the figures
in it. The picture Bhowed one man
stealing up behind another and striking him from the rear. Behind him
were two other men, who were supposed to have accompanied hint to
Bee fair play. The father was thought
to have been in the neighborhood,
but as he wasn't seen he was left
off the picture. He examined it
"'Who are these two men?' he
asked, pointing to the two onlookers.
'"They are the two Blacks, who
went along with your son to Bee that
he got fair play,' I told him.
"'That's all right,' he said, 'but
who is this?' pointing at the man
who was striking at the other from
"'Why, that's your son,' I told
"'That's a lie!'he exclaimed. 'My
son stood right in front of him and
hit him squarely in the face. I told
him to do that and stand up in front
of him all the time. I was right
across the street, and the two men
who were with my son were close
enough to see all that happened
They will tell you that he did not hit
him from behind. He faced him
fairly and whipped him fairly. That
was the way we made it up to do
If that's printed I'll whip the man
who made it I'
"It wasn't printed, nor were there
any court proceedings taken on account of the alleged conspiracy. Tbe
men concerned in it on both sides
got together and settled it out ot
"The Qhoit Bloke."
The writer once overheard an amusing conversation outside the New
Bailey, London, England. Prof, Pepper, tho great criminal analyst and
chemist, had been giving his evidence
in a murder case, and a couple ot
costers were standing on the pavement discussing the chances of the
prisoner. "This 'ere bloke Pepper
seems to have wrapped it up for im
(prisoner) orlright," said one. "What
Pepper?" replied the other. "Who's
'e?" "Why, the ghost bloke. He
sees things what other people carn't;
and lor' help the chap he gives evi-
dece agin." Probably Prof. Pepper
would not feel very flattered to know
that ho was confounded with the man
who originated the' far-famed Pepper's
ghosts—that thrilling entertainment
ol our childhood; but the two costers
are not the only people who have
credited him witb huving dealings
with tho supernatural.
Bean Milk.
"Pigeon milk is a myth," oald a'
milkman, "but there actually is a
bean milk. It is drunk, put in tea
and coffee and even frozen for ice
cream. The Japs' are the inventors.
This milk is made of the soja bean.
The bean is first soaked, then boiled
in water. After the liquid turns white,
sdgar and phosphate of potash are i
added, and the boiling is kept up till <
a substance of the thickness of mo-;
lnsscs is obtained. Nobody could tell j
this bean milk from condensed milk,
ond when water Is added it can't be
told from the (rash. The Japanese
poor use nothinc else." . I
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V   'Cht'S D|S«;.c>,i .
L23 THE?*
Taken by Surprise.
There are some hospitable creatures
who nre greutly disturbed if they cannot meet overy demand made on
them, although there are cases when
it is ridiculous to expect them to be
able to be equal to the occasion. Recently a burn took lire on a large
estate, and tho firemen ol tho village
worked hard to put out the flumes.
After it wos all over the husband asked the flre-llghters into the house to
partake of coffeo nnd whatever edibles
were on bund. His wife welcomed
tho men with stcuming cups of coffee, doughnuts und pies. Then she
said npolocetically, "Oh, if I had only
known this was going to happen, 1
would have had a lot of things buked
An Old-Fasbioned Woman.
There wis an olil-fasliioncd woman
who vuild blush if company caught
her with less than six different kinds
of cake anil seven different kinds of
preserves in the Iioubo. If n guest
liked coffee for supper, she thought
it was right that she should have it.
Her pics were ulways rich, und she
used lots of butler and cream. Sho
hud never heard of the diet oure and
believed in people outing just what
they liked. What n pity it is that she
isn t alive, so wc lolks who are tired
of dieting could go and visit her I
Six Shiver, For a Penny.
An official barber, who will be paid
at the rate of a penny for six shaves,
bus been nppottftrd by the Lambeth
(Engl guardians to attend inmates of
the workhouse.
know* that Sunlight Soap
means • wonderful saving of
time and labour in
Whether with hot or eold
water, nothing (eta the dirt
off 10 quickly and without
Injury as Sunlight Soap.
Sunlight makes the home
aa fresh as new. eee
No More "White Bread"?
White bread is abolished in tho
United States," it is stated in tele
graphic despatches, referring to tha
ruling of the secretary of agriculture
that millers must not bleach flour.
The ruling went into effect this week
but millers have until June 3 to dispose of the bleached flour still in
stock. It is declared that there will
be as muoh difference between bread
made from unbleached flour as thero
is between angel cake and sponge
cake. The flour will be of a creamy
color instead of white, and the bread
will be light golden in color. But
there will be no difference in flavor
and the bread will have an additional
quality to commend itself to the consumer, because it will be just like
that "mother used to make," in the
good old days before the craze fot
bleached flour cams into vogue.
The soil should produce double the
average of grains and fodder crops
that it iB doing, and if by intelligent
study and judgment a man can in
crease his income, he owes a duty to
himself, his neighbor and his country
to do so.
Free from
Since Mty, 1906, Ayert Sir-
sipirillt his been entirely free
from tlcohol. If you are in
poor health, week, pale, nervous, ask your doctor about taking this non-alcoholic tonic and
alterative. If he has a better
medicine, take his. Get the best
always.  This is our advice.
Wt publish our fcmulu
■&    W# btmlah -alaoh-tl
W    frsB our fijicUt-eio-M
A sluggish liver means a coated tongue,
a biabreath, and constipated bowels.
The question ia, "What is the best thing
lo do under such circumstance!?" Ask
your doctor if tbls is not a good answer:
'•Take laxative doses ef Ayer'a Pills."
l»rll»l*.fti»»lO«»I*WlU.MMI.   -
A Perfect
Lead Packets Only. At all Grocers
30c, 40c, 60c, and 60c par pound
•WillI r«doo. lDfl>t-Md, etulned.
MuetlM or BrulMt, Oure Ihi
£•?,■?","•" •"•I Slop ,HI» »™ •
BpllntJflde Hon* or Von* simvlo
NoMleeei. nohelrinne.  ll.irao e.n be
HXr   •*•**»»•*»Olive.   •».»»
"illeM deelen o-fMr.re'.
Beoueee Slreln.d Tom U|>n,.i,l..l n-
lerctl tUnrie.velee or mu.clet— ljoale
ulcere—elle.e p.ln.   nook rr*».
, Mi.t.. (» Mnein* tl„ loneo-ie* Mm.
l,trUH, BUkl * CO., ■•elm), CaM4ioe ic«.U.
•he /MM oe Hern* »W» 4 »>•"• On SWaee,
n» *efkMj/ On§ a Umm'aml Co, Ikiooloef eee* Qekjuj
earf Hmtmm in*. Ae, lot. He	
W. N. U. No. 737. MNmm ■
Issued every Saturday, from office of
Publication, Northern Ave, New Michel.
One Cent a Word
Advertisements such as For Sale, To Let, Lost
Founa Wanted etc., inserted at the uniform
rate of One Centa Word Each Insertion
In and Around Town
What's wrong with the waterworks ?
J. E. McCool was in Fernie, on
C. Spenee has recovered from his
recent illness.
Supt. Lindsay df the G: N. was
hero yesterday.
Thos. Corkhill from Corbin, was
liore this week,
Passenger traffic on the G; N. is
'on the increase,
Missouri Bill is now an Eagle.
Yea ! Yea I Bill.
The C. P. R: freight inspector
was in town yesterday.
A. J. iicCoolis still confined to
his bed, but is improving.
. A. Sampson,, acting chief of police was in Michel yesterday.
There will be a Slavish dance in
Michel hall on the night of the 26.
Frank A. Martin is having a
dance in his new hdll on Monday
We never knew a man so "sot"
against advertising as to kick at a
free puff.
. A billiard tournament, (handicap) is proposed and should afford
some excitement.
Miss Morris may return to reside
here, as a desirable position has
been offered her.
, mike O'Neil, who has been in the
^ranbrook hospital, undergoing nn
operation, has returned to his home
, P- C. Routh meti with an. .accident at Cranbrook yesterday, breaking his leg. He is in the hospital
• Harrison & Rudnick returned on
Tuesday night from Calgary and
will begin at once the erection of
the addition to the 0. N. hotel •
Tho Band of Hope ffiet Monday
night and had another recitation
competition. Th,roe prizes were a-
wnrded, Frank Moses winning a
fishing pole and two little girls received a book each.
Notices have been issued by the
fire-wardens, notifying. all persons
in New Michel to remove all in^am-
mttlile material within 200 feet of a
building under a penalty of 850.00.
They hav» until the 30th to clean
All persons interested in athletic
sports aro requested to meet at the
Great Northern hotel on Tuesday
night. It is proposed to form an
association, secure grounds and get
into shape for outdoor sport for the
■ J. F. Armstrong, Government
agent at Cranbrook, Was here this
week, looking into tho improvements required for New Michel. We
understand he will do his utmost
to obtain the desired ends and we
hopefully look forward to their
speedy fruition.
comfortable 4 Or 5 room cotUiffe.  Aiiply at
Iti'lioi'ter Olllce.
x el. Lot 2,Block 9: on which ft comfortable
(Iwolliiur is erected. Apply at tho Reporter Oflico.
building suitable for a priming oiHce.
Would Iciirie sumo forii term of years if u satis-
fiictorv luiiUlinii \va3 erected. Apply at the
Reporter otlieo.
° Groat Northern Railway passes through-t f>
limits—muiitiU,' is years—annual dues $57$ Ol
$11-') immially each. Cedar, tiuaiirac, llr. spruce,
and some \Vhile pine. Price is $=!n.(Whj, half cash,
tiiilaiieoon terms. Address the Editor of this paper for further particulars,
-*- bor on drivable stream. Easily loBtfed to Col*
umbla River. This can he bought for 91(1,000, h
cash, balance one and two years, These licenses
run for 1H years more. Cost of continuing licenses in force, 911'') each, The above are snapB,
aud If you are a lumber or timber man communicate at once, as the owner must sell. For any
further details, address the Editor of this paper,
NEW MICHEL, lO.iS ft. mi, iu room
over Somdrton Bro's store.
MICHEL, Sunday School, 2.30 p. m.
Evening s'ervicjS, at 7.80. Band of
Hope every Monday at 7.110 p. m.
Rev. S. Cook, Pastor.
The pastor anil officials 'extend a cordial
invitation to you td attend these service's.
Send in the local
news arid hel|) us
make this ;nage a
peach, A Tittle if
you can't send
much, in fact a line
or two from each.
mIchel; b, oi
Servicds-rlst. Similay  in   the   iiibnth,
Holy Communion', 11 a. m.
Every   Sunday, Evensong, 7.30 t>.  m'.
Sunday School, every Sunday, 2.30 p. m.
Mens' Class, Fortnightly, '3.30 p. m.
A. Briant N. Crowther, M. A., Vicar.
Union Bakery
G. SOVRANO; Proprietor
OLD. TOWN, -   -   - MICHEL
Fresh Bread Deliyered Daily
Estimates FurnUhM Froo. on short NotlcD.
J, J, SCOTT,     ..,.  ,i(
"general blacksmith';
,       Horseshoeing 0, Specialty
Miss Ames Was in Fernie, Friday.
IM.     .' ■.     . "   •'
M«i Kribs left for Frank last
■I .,    ..    it' •   'i"' '.   'i
NeW-.Michel post-..office  opened
for business yesterday.
,    j". ' V     '
K. CiBowscsa,...Cranbrook and
C. W. Frasei*, Corby ville" Wo here
yesterday.   ;
Sarii Moore passed througli .hero
on Thursday on his way back to the
C. P. R. mines.
P. Kennedy proposes hiiildipg a
large business block nearly opposite
the Kootenay Hotel,
The bottling1 plant for the Brewery lias arrived and.Elk Valley bottled beer will soon be on the market.
Rev. Mr. Wilson of Vancouver,
wns in town On Thursday and paid
his uncle (tho oditor) a friendly
Tom Patterson shot two   hawks
thi.-* week and brought them , in to
town to be stuffed by taxidermist
. B. B. Mills, Hosmer; A. McLcod
Blairmoro; R. P. Bell, Calgary and
\V. S. McLcqd, Nelson, word at the
Great Northern yesterday.
J. R. Pollock of the Pollock Wine
Co., .Pernio, and a prominent stockholder in the Elk Valley Browing
Co., was at theGreat Northern hotel on Thursday accompanied by
his wife.
Tho evangelistic campaign will
start at Michel on Sunday 25th,
and will continue for ten days. Dr,
W. 1) Reid will' be the preacher
and the trained singer will be Walt-
i'r Russell. All services will be in
the Methodist chiireh.
Keeps us bus^
Boost for
New Michel!!
British i
We have for sale five aero blocks
of lands specially adapted for
Fruit Growing, within 'twenty
minutes walk of fie business cen
tre of the city of Cranbrook,
which can be purchased on easy
terms. Also farms of all. sizes,
and lands suitable for farming.
Write us1 for particulars
Studio Now Open Over The Store
Ar-e" You
House Cleaning ?
We have everything irt
in all Colors
Crow's Nest Pass
Hardware C8., h
New Michel
Business Bfingers
Rcndlnc Notices inserted under this Heading
at the rate of Ten Cents a Line, each Insertion.   No ads inserted, amongst Locals.
CMOKE CrtJw'fl Nest Special nnd Extra.   Union
u Mutto Cigars. ■-   -./
pOUND, That it pays to spend a dollar adver-
f Ming what you lose. How easily your eye
caught this notice." " ' - - •
WAN fED. For you to notlcd lrfnv quick your
»» eye caught tills Hem and hmv easily you
could got someone else to noticB your want and
nnsyvor it, "   ■•" -     —
wOH SALE. Spaco In this column..of thV Re-I
J- rorter Lu which yo'ircan.iidvertlso What you
have tn sell, Someone rtants it.no inuttor what
itls, und will see your fid iis qiiickly us you saw,
(SEALED TE^UEilS marked "Tlimlart /or Lock-
f° Up wilrbn wedtvod hy tho GovaniHiimt Ag-
entlt^KnUo up to 10 o'clpuk dn the forci(oon on
thc.2)>L ilay of Al»rIU for the erection ami completion t>CU Loi-kim in the townsllo of Michel.
Plans,,' spMllenliomi, contract ami forms of
tender -may now bo seen o.t the otllcc of the Government Agent at Fernie:
En-bh tender must be aeeomnunied by- a. certified eliouilojor One Uittirirr-d Dollars payame to
tho (lovi-riiment Agent, to ho forfeited li the party tendering falls to complete tho contract.
Tenders intuit bo mado on the ofllclal form.
Fernie, 7th, April wo*).
Act. Ooy
As  ' urnlslied  by
Beale A  Elwell,
Cranbrook, D. C.,
April 13, 190P
Aurora Consolidated
II. ('. Amalgamated
jj.Ci Coiiper
M't .
< iininliiiii Marconi
Canadian North West Oil
Consolidated smelten
Crrfnbrook Flro Hrlek
Diamond Coal
Diamond Vale Coal
hiinnintional Coal .
Meiilllivniy Creek Coal
Nicola Coal Mines Lid
.    10.78
North Star
.07 M
Nugget Gold Mines
1.1 HI
iuimbler CarllMiti
Sullivnn lord)
Western Oil
Western Oil {pr'nD
, L!.28
Veteran WnrScrii*
G-ast8n e. berton
Carpenter,'  Finisher,
Organ Timor, Saloon
Organ Repairing,
Notary Public for Province of
British Columbia. Accounts Collected.   Books Audited nnd Kept
"Elk Valley Beer"
Pure and
Manufactured from
Canadian Malt,
Bohemian Hops
and the now Famous
Crystal Spring Water
Elk Valley Brewing Co., Limited
Great Northern Railway
Michel to Liverpool $80.55
Antwerp..    82.05
Oderberg 85.95
90 day Excursions to all Points—Best of Service
  J. S. THOMPSON, Agent
Livery, Feed and Transfer
Bus service, five trips daily between the
C. P. B. Station and the Kootenay Hotel
Pave, Round Trip 1;;.	
Single Pare ,..; "'.'
GEO. FISHER, Proprietoi»
All Kinds of Lumber, Mouldings, etc.—Fancy Windows,  Doors ant*
Verandah Posts in Stdclc and to Order.
Fernie Lumber Co., ltd,   •-:   New Michei
Get Your Hirsute Appendage dipped and Your
Whiskers Pushed in at the Great Northern Tonsor-
ial Parlors—You're next.
P. M. MacLanders, Pro-i
Cabinet Shop Now Open
All kinds of Furniture Repaired.    New  Furniture
Made to Order.   Coffins ill s'tock and td order.
Fred. Pomahac
Xew Michel. Builder nnd Contractor
HOUSE, if you want
Good Board;   i   :   :
D'ray M& Express Work Done,   i   -   Biis Meets All Trains
Most Reasonable Prices in town
White Labor Only Employed.
H. CARR, Proprietor
~JS   *!J»J . -_ - ~
TIIEN why not get in on some
of the snaps which we have
in property in all palls If the
city, before the prices advance.
No one knows what the mofr5w
may bring forth in real'estate circles.   Prices must advance short
ly,   W§ have some gd'od buying
in Mayfair Division.
Sit   OUR   LIST   AT   ONCE
MORGAN & McKAY, Michel, B. C.


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