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VOL. 1,
JfEW MICHEL, BIlITISn tfOtyMBI^, SATURp'^/MAy'iri9br9;'
NO. 31
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T. Qrahan,    * ~ |    f   IProprMor
Thle MU"8est, lyioijt Modern
anil Best Equipped in the Pass.
Michel, - British Colitt|ibi^
Dr? popper's
Cough Balsam
A guaraiyteqd sp,ebific for recent and ohrqnic Qoughs,
Bronchitis, Astiim'a;1 Hoarseness, Lots of ty'bice, and
and all irritable oonditlqris of the Thr6% atfd1 Biifigsj
NEW   Ml(?HEL        '
Imperial Bank of Canada
1 * Htkti 0*HicbVT<SRONTQ
Capital Authorized $10,000,000.
Capital Paidup'$J,0'Op,CfOO.  f- •   Restf 5,000,00Q
Saving^' Banl* Department. "
Interest allowed'on Deposes at Current Rate,
'■ from Pate of Ifeposit. ' ( " j
Drafts, Money Orders and Letters pf Credit issued, available
"   " ifi'irjy paB of Jhe World; "''   '    ■
MICHEL BRANCH;       "•"" "4.B. BAKER, Manager.
wish to inform their customers, that they have just rcceivod a consignment
of high grade ; : ™	
consisting of such makes as Walthaui, Elgin, Hamilton, Sefh Thomas and
Illinois, which are recognized as the leading makes. They are put up in
Nickel, Silver, 20 year, 25 year Qbid filled nnd solipj [Sold cases, you wjl
find no trouble, in choosing a watch from our stock.   Invest in ——	
and you have the right time.-^-
gon^ertign Bros.
New Michel
41 IVIert market \M 41
High-class Butchers
New Michel
All meat fresh Jqlled---Prinie Beef, Pork, and Mutton
Dairy Butter.   Mi}d-cured Hams and Bacon—Fish
in Season
The Store Where They Send What you  Order
2     Deliveries   Daily    2
Singer Sewing Machines
Th* Beit In the World,   Simple, Strong, Silent, Speedy
for sale at W. B. King's fruit store, New Michel.
Needles, Oil arid Repairs.
F. J, Coriroy, Agent.
Nixon & Ferguson
Tinsmiths, Plumbers and Stoamfitters
Plans prepared and estimates cheerfully given.
Hosmer, B. C.
|he pifferfpt Lodges Get Together an<|   Plan
-' ■■*'•''"''" for* 9 f?|ace tq Meet *?'; >,:'-<M' **iJ*
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A public mpefing called by the; I. 0. Q. E. was jield. in
Crahan's'hall, oil' •Tuesday, 27th'A'prili for ihe phrpr/se of
appointing a^6ii*ft!cqn-)mittee'' pf those interested, to inter-"
vjqw.thfe Gfengral' Managfer''pf tiie Coal Company, with 'reference ip'thfi''eri3ction of a, building for }odge arid other; pur-:
ppsjis,'i'R Mii;h'el.! : ' •' • •■   .■'     • ■  "'•'''   -'
' •"' T|-.'6s.;0'rahan was yptqd tp the cjiair anci JE,. B.   Baker
apppiiited spcretar/'bf the meeting!  ';''"'   '' ■ "   '''•   "
' jt tya^'mdvedby E.'K.';'Std\Yftrt and seconded, tb,at a
committee be appointed for the purpose ' above' mentioned,
conpistirjg of'phe member pf each lodge and' one jndepend-
'entmerfiber,   Th-f following v/erri poriiinated';*^ "' "■•'
'   Slessj&'Beynoii, Eagles; Harris, Miners' "Union;  Crahan, the Public;' £aker,' |/B, j'StedmailiT; O. P; f-tj Stewart, ''M^asbns;'Mapotiso','Italian'SpM.^,0'' •■ {'■'"•.' •' *   -     |
Mr, Baker Was appointed sebr'etary to the committee,
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New MicheJ Water, Light arid Rpw<?r Cpm|f)j|ny
A meieting pf the shareholders p| thp j-Jpw Micjipl Water,
Light A p-oWer Co., Was'^eld |n the; l}reatf'^oi't!ieVn 'Hotel
paflor^ofi Thdrsd'ay evening, Papprs foi*"' incbrppr'ation
haVebepij fpi'wafd'ed to Vic|pi'|a, and the company expects
t'o be in a'position tp Ball fof tenders' withjn '$$'' next' 15
days, 'The stock in this company wjll prriVe td be a good
investment for pur Topal capitalists aria they will find it much
morp profitable'aM a safer buy tl^ap in putting their' pipney
intp outsid,& rea| estate dpals. '■"'""   '   f'-'';    ■''' ''      'v''
A  flight  Correction	
A press dispatcli dated from Winnipeg, regarding the
strike situation says, "the onl|'mines'wor|}ng; are at' Fpr-
nie, and the district ownedliy the Cwy' s' r^Jest''' Pass Coal
obmr.any." It is quite evident'that the writer of thp abqv(e
paragraph understands ljtt}e of the situation, if the other information he contributes is as inaccurate. Why,''maii alive!
there isn't a ton of coal mined at Fernie,' nor Has there ever
been, nor is there any'Jikelmopd of'such a thing taking
place: The big fire (if August, last,' placed Fe'niie in the
limelight, and the alleged scandals Jn connection with the
administration of the Fernie Relief Fund, has further turned
the searchlight on the unfortunate city. Everything,' good
and bad iilike, transpirjng within a radius q'f: tliirfy or forty
miles of Fernie, is handed put as occurring at that placp, '
For the information of those on'the outside, 'we might
state that thp mines that contribute to aiid sustajn Fernie,
are loqated at Coal Creek, spine rive miles from the city. The
principal miiies operated by tfie Crow's Nest Pass Coal Co.,
are locatpd at Michel, twenty-rive miles frpjn Fernie, and is
the best and Jai'gest camp in the Pass.
Kootenay   Evangelistic  campaign
The l^opteiiay Evangelistic Campaign started hpre lasf
Saturday and is still being continuetl every nighf in the
Methodist church at Michel. The following is the program
for the week end. Now Michel, Sunday, 11 a. m., subject;
■'Laws of Spiritualdevelopment" by the Rev. W. 0. Reid
B. A. Michel at 11 a. m., subject: •'Anointed Life" by Mr.
W. Russell. Afternoon at 3, for men on)y, "Power of Purity''by Mr. Russell. Night at 8, "Man that God called a
fool" by Rev. W. O, Reid B. A,    Everybody is welcome.
Next week services will be held each night in tlio Meth*-
odist church.
All Kinds of Lumber, Mouldings, etc.—Fancy Windows,  Doora  anP
Verandah Posts in Stock and tp Order.
Fernie Lumber Co.* Ltd. >.  New Michel
Coroner's; Jury Verdicts
We the jury impanelled to enquire touching tho death of Antonio Fagj find deceased came to
his death hy a collision whilst vising on a C. P. R. passpngcr train,
on the §th day of April 190}).' The
cause of deatli being dislocation of
tho nock, anil fractured ribs, penetrating the right lung, and causing
severe hemorrhage.
We hereby severely censure the
C. P. It, Co., for the manner in
which the body was shipped to
Michel; it.not being in a properly
sealed coflin, according to regulations i the body being in a bad
state of decomposition thereby.
Geo. Fisher, (foreman)
Jas. Stewart
Leon Hewitt
Chas. Miller
Arthur Hopwood
< Jas. J. Scott
A. C, Murray, Coronet
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Cuisine Uniurpatnd
Ban Stocked with the Fliwit
.Attendant-* Unexcelled
IK!'{ ih-'.-i'"   ))•}. HM.--'1.'!.,
McCool & Moore,   t J   .Proprietors
'"■"flPTf|!E*' KOOTPWyv
tVew Mlchej, B. C,
UMrensQO & Dougla?     j      7      -     ^rpprjetors
, *. f tZikiktt JJ?    I'- ,.:  '.1      -1 " ' ** .-'  : -*■'.- I
HATfS $3.0fQ A DAY
Everything Eirst-CJass and Cpnjfortable
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Nothing but white Jabor employed
'Ilk Valley Beer"
Pure and
Manufactured from
: pfinudjan Malt,
Boliemiap Hops
and thp now f anious
Crystal Sprjfig Water
Elk Valley Brewing Cov Limited
Livery, f$& and Transfei?
Bu§ service, fiye trips daily between the
Q. F. R. Station and the ICpotpnay Hpfej
Farej Rpiind' Trip ,..! ,.....',	
^ingle"Fare * .'.'	
GEO. FISHER, Proprieton
Get Your Hirsute Appendage Clipped and Your
Whiskers pushed jn at the Great Northern Tonsor-
ial Parlors—You're next..
P. M. MacLanders, Prop
E, V. Holding Co.,
Bujlders and Contractors
Repairs and alterations promptly attended to.
Estimates cheerfully given,   ,    ,    ,   .   .
New Miche)
We the jury impanelled to enquire touching tlio death of Geo,
Bilinski, agree that the deceased
met his death through an injury received by an accidental fall of ruck,
while at work in No. 12 .room, 2nd
Kast No. 5 mine, We attach no
blaine to anybody.
Jas. Thomson, (fom.mn)
G. A. Passniore
G. K. Oliver
JI, W. Howie
M. McFarlano
It. B. Behan.
A. C, Murray, Coroner.
All Merts bear Government Inspection
Stamps. Give us your orders for
Choice Butter, Eggs and Smoked Meats
A   Good   Business   Investment
Some, one with a bunch of money,
could make a nice tliini; out oi erecting
a number of small cottages, that woutl
rent for a nominal sum. There is a
great scarcity of desirable residences here
at present, the large influx of population
having lar exceeded the housing capacity
ol the place.
the Business 'Kind,   That's What Keeps Us Busy.  Seel % -«snK' > \
| Keeping Groll
Off the Grass.
Copyrighted.   1909.   by   Associated
Literary l'ress.
Stub Relley was willing lo admit
that the "old man" was a more important figure In the office than George
Fielding, but the rack Itself could not
wring from him nn admission that any
one else loomed us large, least of all
Douglas Groll, tbe Junior partner.
Groll hnd Incurred Stub's enmity the
first day tbe boy bud come into the office, and since then be bud done nothing to cause a reversal of Stub's opinion
Fielding was a wholesome sort of
chap whose very capacity for making
friends had won for blm a place of
authority in.the office of Sommers A
Groll. Every one liked him. The
loyal Stub worshiped blm and would
have gone to tbe end of the earth at
his order.
Stub had even raised from the dead
his mythical grandmother to bury her
at a more auspicious moment because
Fielding had hinted tbnt there was a
■lot of work to be done even if the
"Champs" were playing a double header at the ball grounds. Greater tribute than this no small boy can pay.
Naturally wben Gertrude Vance was
looked upon wltb especial favor by
Fielding sbe became the chief goddess
In the office.
Mr. Sommers' sonorous call of "Patrick!" sometimes went unanswered,
but the boy fairly jumped to Miss
Vance's desk at the softest call of
"Stub!" and would sharpen her pencil
or bring her a fresh set of carbons
before he answered the increasingly
impatient call of tbe head of tbe firm.
And because Fielding cared for Gertrude it angered Stub to notice the familiarity with which the junior partner treated tbe little typewriter. Gertrude could not very well resent these
trifling Inpertlnences without losing
her place, and sbe could not afford to
do that when she and Fielding were
saving up every penny against the
time they should find some tiny suburban home Butted to their modest Income.
They were working band in hand
toward that tend, and she could only
pretend not to notice the hand that
rested caressingly on her shoulder
whenever Groll stopped at her desk
to give an order or usk a question.
Stub instinctively sensed her embarrassment, and he gritted bis teeth ini-
potently whenever he saw Groll moving toward tbe typewriter's corner,
vowing with boyish intensity that he
would get even.
He watched Groll with a quiet attention that permitted no move to escape,
and that resourceful business man
would have been surprised had be
realized how much Stub knew about
bis personal affairs.
Stub was ever alert to get bold of
some bit of Information that he could
use as a club, but Groll grew more and
more daring In his attention with the
knowledge that the girl feared to speak
to Fielding.
Groll always wns particularly offensive when Fielding was at tbe
bank. Tbe firm bad two branches uptown, and every morning the receipts
from these branches were brought
down by the trusted clerks and turned
over to the cashier, who accepted the
credit slips without question and
passed the sealed package on to the
bank with his own deposit by Fielding,
Tbe packages of bills were made into
brick Bbnped forms nnd sealed at either end. The messengers were trusted employees, and tbere never had
been tbe slightest Inaccuracy.
Stub loved to watch the arrival of
the packages. It was bis ambition to
be a messenger bimself some day and
carry u revolver under license from the
Tbe bulge In tbe messengers' coat
pockets filled blm wltb envy, and be
was saving his tips wltb the Idea of
purchasing a revolver of his own
against that happy day wben he should
be Intrusted with one of the leather
satchels chained to the messengers'
Then came n day wben Groll went
Into the senior partner's office, and
Boon he and Soininers went to the
cashier's cage, Here the two, nr'tcr a
brief consultation with the latter, went
toward Fielding's desk.
"I tell you that I saw him make the
exchange," Groll was saying ns they
moved toward tbe closed desk, "I was
In tbe cage for a moment and saw him
bending over bis desk."
"Did Mr. Fielding go to bis desk
after he left the cage?" asked Sommers of the cashier, and the latter nodded an unwilling assent
"Be bad a bottle of medicine that he
wanted to put tbere. He had a bad
Tbe cashier carried the bunch of
keys thnt were duplicates of all the
keys In tbe office, nnd they soon found
the one that fitted Fielding's desk. As
tbe roll top was raised to release the
ratch that held the drawers locked
Stub could not refrain from drawing
near. The trio did not notice his approach, so Interested were tbey In the
With an exclamation that sounded
Very like n groan Sommers drew from
tbe bottom drawer a package that was
unmistakably the deposit from the
North Side branch, nnd with trembling
hand he reached for tbe sharp envelope opener that lay upon the blotter.
"I've bad my suspicions for some
Jllme," announced Groll Jubilantly. "I
happen to know that Fielding Is plan-
Ulng to marry Miss Vance, and he hns
teen speculating wltb what they call
their 'building fund' for some time.
He planned this move to get back his
losses aud at the same time gatq
enough to buy a home. I huve been
watching him carefully, and today my
suspicions were aroused.
"The money Is not counted here in
the office, and he planned to place tbe
blame on the cashier or the messenger
and go scot free."
Stub grinned nt the Jubilation of
Groll's voice nnd stood on tiptoe the
better to observe the proceedings.
Sommers had silt the wrapper that, the
seals might be preserved Intact for future reference, and all three men gave
an exclamation of surprise when, instead of the bank notes, Sommers
drew out sheets of crisp bond paper
cut to greenback size.
'Terhaps his nerve failed him," suggested Groll, who was the first to
break the silence.
"Nerve nothln'," mterrapti Stub.
"I was wise to your game. I bad the
switchboard when the girl was out to
lunch, and I was rubberln' on the wire
when you told Mr. Beekman to fix the
package today like the one he gave
you. You was trying to get Sir. Fielding out of the office so you could
break off the engagement, and maybe
Miss Vance would go to lunch when
you asked her.
"Piggy Moran up to the branch goes
to th' same choich I go to. I got him
th' job, an' he found out that there
wns a lot of cut paper In Mr. Beek-
man's wastebasket Inst night. I see
you bring in the package tbis morning,
an' 1 see you aud Mr. Beekman in
Brown's last night when he give it to
"I was wise. I swapped packages on
you, an' it ain't your fault that Mr.
Fielding ain't comln' back from tbe
bank tellln' tbat the North Side package was a fake. You didn't see me
switch It; you didn't even know I was
in th' cage, but 1 was tbere nil right,
and that's how It Is that you got back
the same package you thought you
was glvln' Mr. Fielding. I'm there,
too, wben it comes to handln' lemons
and quinces."
"Telephone Mr. Beekmnn and your
friend Moran to come down here at
once," commanded Sommers. "Groll,
you know best whether or not to make
arrangements to sell out your interest
In the business."
"You needn't send for Beekman,"
Bald Groll sullenly as he laid a heavy
and detaining hand upon Stub's shoulder. "You can let Vannerson buy me
out If you want to. Tbls devilish kid
Is too smart for his own good. If you
let a word out about tbls I'll kill you,"
he added as his nervous fingers tightened their grip on Stub's shoulder until the boy winced witb pain.
"Forgit It," admonished Stub. "I put
a 'keep off tbe grass' sign on Miss
Vance, an' that's all I was after. I
guess that goes."
At a sign from Sommers, Groll released the boy and fallowed bis partner Into the private office to arrange
the details of the sale of his interest.
None of the others had noticed the
little group, and as Stub hitched off to
his desk he looked nt the trim figure
of Gertrude Vance seated at ber machine,
"I wlsht I was big enough to marry
ber meself," he mused, "but it's the
next best thing to see her marry Mr.
Fielding. Anyhow, I jest had to keep
Mr. Groll offen the grass. He's too
fresh-that guy."
Hit Noble Works at Homo.
"Don't you think, Minerva," said
her husband anxiously as be tied the
kitchen apron firmly around his waist
and tucked bis whiskers behind the
bib to keep them out of the dishwater
—"don't you think that we are carrying this idea of co-operation in domestic matters to extremes? I bave been
washing dishes for a week now, and
between times I bave been doing a
little Scriptural reading, and 1 cannot
find In the Bible any authority for
men's doing kitchen work, but women
are frequently spoken of in this connection.
" 'She looked well to tbe ways of her
household.' 'She worketh willingly
with her hands.' 'She rlselh while It
is yet nlgbt nnd glveth meat to ber
household.' These quotations, Minerva, would seem to warrant the conclusion thnt household duties should
properly lie assigned to the woman."
"My denr," replied Ills wife, "If you
will pursue your studies you will find
in II Kings xxl, 13. these words: '1
will wipe Jerusalem ns n man wlpeth
a dish, wilting it nnd turning It upside
down.' This proves thnt you arc nobly
doing the work designed for you by
Providence. When you nre through
be sure to wash the towels clean,
shnke them and hnng them straight
on the rack. Death, you know, lurks
In the dishcloth. I nm now going out
to attend a meeting of the Society For
the Extinction of the Microbe by
Means of Electricity."—Ladles' Home
I beg to announce to
the Officers of Western
Municipalities and School
Districts that in future
all negotiations for the
purchase of debenture*
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'-uaf:.1:'!: TORONTO
Otherwise Engaged
Mrs. Tiptop—"I am sorry "you were
not at my reception last evening."
Mrs. Highup (coldly)—"I received no
invitation." Mrs. Tiptop (with affected surprise)—"Indeed ? It must
have miscarried. I hnd among my
guests three foreign counts." Mrs
Highup—"So that is where they were?
I desired to engage them last evening
to wait at table at our card party-supper,, but the employment agent told
me they were oat."
Tommy—"Teacher, may I go out to
Teacher—"That is unnecessary,
Tommy. You enn sneeze in here
without disturbing anybody."
Tommy—"I expect you never heard
me sneeze."
"Ma," said a newspaper man'-, son
"I know why editors call themselves
'we.' " "Why?" "So's the man that
doesn't like the article will think
there are too many people for him to
A Pleasant Purgative.—Parmelee's
Vegetable Pills are so compounded as
to operate on both the stomach and
the bowels, so that they act along the
whole alimentary and excretory passage. They are not drastic in their
nork, but mildly purgative, and the
plensure of taking them is only
equalled by the grntifying effect they
produce. Compounded only of vegetable substances the curntive qualities
uf which were fully tested, they afford
relief without chance of injury.
A—'"That old villain hns gone and
married his cook. I wonder at it, for
her cooking is miserable."
B—"That's all right. He has now
got her out of the kitchen, and hopes
she will hire a cook that will suit
Comedy of the Post Card.
A man In nn obscure town, whose
literary efforts had failed to find favor,
sent this leter to an editor:
Dear Blr-ThlB la a small place where I
live, and whenever a story of mine comes
back the whole village knows It. Now, I
know you don't want the Inclosed manuscript, but I am sending It along Just the
tame, together with a poet card, which I
beg you to repost to me. The postmistress will read it, of coureo, and I need
not tell you that within three hours the
newB of what Is on It will be all over the
town. I shall know when It comes that
my manuscript Is rejected, and you need
never return It to me. But please post
the card to me and win my everlasting
Tbe post card had been carefully
typewritten nnd self addressed. It
bore these words:
Dear Sir—Tour manuscript received and
accepted. Will write you fully reiardln-j
It >■ soon as poiilble. Is £100 • satisfactory price?  Yours truly.
-London Answers.
Your neighbor's affairs are nothing
to speak of.
"What do you mean, sir," roared
the irate father, "bringing your port-
nionteau to my house and ordering a
room?" "I'm adopted as one of the
family," coolly answered the young
man. "Your daughter said she would
be a sister to me."
Internally and Externally It Is Good.
—The crowning property of Dr
Thomas' Eclectric Oil is that it can be
used internally for many complaints
as well as externally. For sore throat,
croup, whooping cough, pains in the
chest, colic and many kindred ail-
n mts it has curative qualities that ore
unsurpassed. A bottle of it costs
little ond there is no loss in always
having it at hand.
After the school days, one might do
well to remember that a diploma is
not an insurance policy against failure
Mlnard's Liniment used by Physi
Yon make a mistake if you think
that poverty menns only th > ,nek 'if
gold. Its worst form is a poverty of
thought and ambition.
In the evening of Hie thp wnnt of
things ninterinl is eaiily righted, but
the poverty ol mind is beyond all repair.
Fine days sometimes come under
the head of spring novelties.
A grent many uncalled for remarks
reach the dead letter office.
In this wild stress of greed and gold
the invisible will be just enough to
give every man his due.
Duty is one of the most overworked
words in all the language. Duty is the
cold and bare anatomy of righteousness
'/: PILLS >
"CHT'S   D|S,lor>'r i
W. N. U„ No. 73t
Bacon's Philosophy
The reverent philosopher,' Francis
Racon, says in his Advancement of
Learning: "To conclude, therefore, let
no map. out of a weak conceit of sobriety " or an ill-applied moderation
think Or maintain that a man can
search too far or be too well studied
in the book of God's word or in the
book of God's works, divinity, or philosophy, but rather let men endeavor
to achieve an endless progress or pro-
ficiehce in both." We have people
nmongst us who would promote in the
twentieth century the' obscurantism
against which Bacon protested in'the
Lincoln and Reed on the Tariff
When Abraham Lincoln came    to
Washington to take the oath of office
in March, 1861, he said, in Tittsburg
"The tariff is a question pf l.ationa:
liousekeeping; it is to the government
what renle*nshing the meal till* is to
Hie family." -
Thomas B. Reed oice said
"Did a perfect tariff bill ever exist?
Oh, yes. Where? Why, in yo'i' mind
of course. Everybody has u perfect.
tariff bill in his mind, but unfortunately a hill of thnt character has no
extra-territorial jurisdiction.',
John Bright used to tell how a hnr
ber who wffs cutting his hair once sain
to him: "You 'ave a large 'ead, sir,
it, is a good thing to 'ave a large 'end
ior a large 'ead means a large brain
pnd a large brain is the most useful
tiling a'man '.an 'ave, as it nourishes
the. roots of the 'air."
"Your husband plays poker a great
denl. doesn't .he?"
"No," answered young Mrs. Tor-
kins," "he doesn't play much."
"What prevents him?"
"The fact that pay day does not
come oftener."'
It often happens that a woman can't
accomplish much at night because of
coaxing her children to go to bed, and
can't get much done in the morning
because of coaxing them to get up.
Spanking does not cure children of
bed-wetting. There is a constitutional
cause for this trouble. Mrs. M. Summers, Box W. I., Windsor, Ont., will
send free to any mother her successful
home treatment, with full instructions. Send no money but write her
to-day if your children trouble you
in this way. r*on't blame the child,
the chances are it can't help it. This
treatment also cures adults and aged
people troubled with urin* difficulties
by day or night.
Mother (to a married daughter)—
"What's the matter, Clara? Why are
you crying?"
Clara—"Henry is so awfully cruel-
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day. What do you think he said just
now? He told me that I must get rid
of the cook; he couldn't stand her
cooking any longer. And he knows
well enough that she has not done one
bit of cooking for a fortnight, and that
I have done it all myself I"
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Yellow Peril Again
There are 110 Chinese laundries in
Winnipeg, but the exclusion, movement does not seem to have arrived
yet. It is a disease confined to the
Pacific coast.—Halifax Echo.
"Your honor," snid a lawyer to the
judge, "every man who knows me
knows that I am incapable of lending
myself to a mean cause."
"True." snid the opponent; "the
learned gentleman never lends himsell
to a mean cause; he always gets cash
"I was very angry just now when
Bleker asked me for (10 that I owed
"But why did you get angry?"
"I found it much easier to get angry
than to pay."
Strength is the force of man, and influence is the force of woman—that
influence which the suffrage':e, sneers
at.--The Countess >' Desert.
Miss Ingenue—"Aunty, what is that
blue ribbon the tall gentleman on the
platform js wearing across his breast?"
Aunty—"That? Oh that's his Garter."
Miss Ingenue—"GarterI Oh, dear!
what a funny place to wear it I Why,
I wear mine "
Aunty—"Hush, darling."
A burglar may not be a man of iron
nerve, but he is a man of steal.
Duty looks on life as a debt; love h
always dreaming about 'pe collectio
of that debt.
It's better to mend your ways before
you go broke.
If a man ever speaks the truth, it's
when he's angry.
Stories of the Earl of Durham.
The Earl of Durham, the new Knight
of the Garter^-is noted for his gift of
humor, and some time ago (so M.A.P.
tells us) he made an amusing speech
in which he said that he was not
greatly impressed by his high title.
If I go to a railway station," he
remarked, "and- want to take a cad,
and one man oilers to take me for
10s., and another says, 'My lord, I'll
take you lor 7s. 6d.,' I always accept
the title and the 7s. 8d."
As a boy, Lord Durham was very
fond of practical, joking, and on one
occasion—so the. story goes—he > was
the means of frightening his mother.
When the earl was quite a la-t he and
his twin brother were taken to the
seaside, and one day permission was
given to the boys to. paddle. No sooner was he beyond ihe reach of .his
mother's arm than the future earl
rushed out into the waves until the
water reached to his shoulders.
"Now, mother," he cried, "if you
want me ever to come out you must
come and fetch me."
The countess was much frightened
until a brawn workman arrived on
the scene.
"Want that there boy, mum?" he
asked, taking in the situation, and
having received an affirmative answer, he waded into the sea and
brought the indignant little gentleman
safely to the shore.
King Edward is very fond of collecting various things, and he is said
to have the finest private collection
of guns in the world. Many of these
were presents,, and one of the finest
of them all was a'.gift from King Leopold of the Belgians. But probably
His Majesty's most remarkable collection consists of the programs of all
the theatres and operas at which he
has been present for many years past.
These number sofjt. hundreds, and
form one of the most interesting records of the theatre in existence. Formerly the King used to collect theatrical posters, but latterly he has given them up, .
A Keen Farmer.
The selection of chairmen of committees of the House of Commons at
Ottawa is a process of recognition of
merit. It was therefore natural that
when the committee on agriculture
and colonization found themselves a
week or two ago without a presiding
officer, they named Mr. Malcolm S.
Schell of South Oxford. Mr. Schell
is not only a farmer himself, but an
instructor of farmers: for he went
about the province with Prof. J. W.
Robertson addressing dairymen's eon"
ventions even before farmers' institutes were inaugurated. In those
days Mr. Schell was little more than
a boy, and the work he then undertook followed the reading of a paper
at the Western Dairymen's Association.
Mr. Schell was born in Oxford, on
a farm close to where he now resides,
between Woodstock and Ingersoll,
and now conducts farming operations
over Beyeral hundred acres of land,
fie takes a special interest in dairying and keeps a herd of 40 thoroughbred Holsteins. He has long been
connected with agricultural exhibitions, and was president of the Woodstock Fair for many years. He entered the House of Commons in 1904,
and last year made a distinct impression by his speeches to the budget, and
on the transportation of farm products to the British market.
That was Three Years ago and He Is
Still Cured—Why You Should Try
Dodd's Kidney Pills First.
Elliston, Trinity Bay, Nfld. (Special).—That Dodd's Kidney Pills not
only relieve Sciatica and. Lumbago,
but i are it once and for all, is the
experience of Mr. Alfred Crew, postmaster here.
"Yes," the postmaster says in telling his Btory, "it is three years since
I was cured of Lumbago and Sciatica.
Dodd's Kidney Pills did it, and I am
happy to say the cure was permanent
"I had Pains in my Back, Cramps
in my-Muscles, Shooting Pains across
my.Loinsj and I often found it hard
to get any rest at night, and when I
'lid my sleep was uhrefreshing. I was
medically- attended, hut without getting any benefit, and at last I was
nersuaded to try Dodd's Kidney Pills.
I used six boxes altogether and they
took the pains away and quite cured
Nearly every cure by Dodd's Kidney Pills tells of trying something
else first. If you use Dodd's Kidney
Pills first you will never need to try
"something else." They always cure
all diseases of the 'Kidneys and all
diseases that are caused by sick
Why Americans Are Coming
The American emigration into the
Canadian west, which promises to be
the most important on record, is more
than ever based upon a sound appreciation of prospective value" of farm
lands and farm products, says   the
Toronto Globe.   The world-wide conditions which have made the Patten
corner in the Chicago pit successful
indicate a continuous shortage in the
wheat supplies of every country, and
high prices for grain are predicted- by
the best authorities for the next year
to come.   The west has still sufficient
wheat to market to make the recent
advance in prices a considerable. ad-
| dition to the revenue of the country
! unestimated at the beginning of the
! season.   The American farmers who
I are going into that territory realize
.that a much larger return can be se-
| cured upon their capital than if it re-
| mained invested in farm lands in the
I western States.
Probably the ocean is treacherous
because it is full of craft.
Dr. Bridges of St. John.
Dr. Bridges, school inspector at St.
John, N.B.. looks askance at Lord
Strathcona's offer to train the young
Canadian eye, as well as the young
Canadian idea, how to shoot. Dr.
Bridges succeeded George E. Foster
as classical professor at the University of New Brunswick when the ex-
Finance Minister first entered politics. About ten years ago he became
head of the high school and school
inspector at St. John. Opposition to
the military training idea" might have
been expected from this quarter, as
Dr. Bridges opposes vacation schools,
manua! training, and all "fads." He
lives in a good house on a fashionable street, and his long angular figure is emphasized by a never-forsaken silk hat.
One day he called upon a neighbor
to complain of the insulting conduct
of her seven year old boy.
"What has the lad done?" his mother enquired; and duty struggled vainly with amusement when the inspector gravely informed her that Malcolm had followed him down the
istreet calling out: "Go on, ye lang-
legged dude; go on, ye lang-legged
Most men expect their wives to" be
religious for the whole family.
The transition from winter's cold to
summer's heat frequently puts a
strain upon the system that produces
internal complications, always painful
nnd olten serious. A common form of
disorder is dysentery, to which many
nre prone in the spring and summer.
'Ihe very best medicine to use in sub-
Cuing this painful ailment is Dr. J. D.
Kellogg's Dysentery Cordial. It is a
standard remedy, sold ,-verywhere.
"Was there ever any insanity in
your family?"
"I don't know. You see none of us
has ever been tried for murder."
Ask for Mlnard's and take no other,
A Query
When the new BOO-button dress becomes popular how long will it be before man is called upon to button just
16 buttons and use pins in the 484
other places?
Warts are unsightly blemishes, and
corns are painful growths. Hollo way's
Corn Cure will remove them.
The men that make the history for
other men to record are rarely ever
Mlnard's   Liniment,   Lumberman's
Was All Fight
The St. Lduis Hostess—I am afraid
you will find our Missouri water rather unpleasant to your taste.
The Guest—O, not at all, madam.
It's the best that I ever ate.—Judge.
Any time-
Mooney's Biscuits are always
welcome—for all occasions-—and
delight young and old alike with
their  appetizing  crispness  and
dainty deliciousness.
Love &.nd
the Mails.
Copyrighted,   1909,   by   Associated
Literary Press.
Everybody said she would either
give out or give up before the end of
the year. It was bard work for an
ablebodled man, and Madge was only
a slim young girl, so frail that, according to MIsb Winter, she looked aa
if a breath could blow her away. Her
father had no business to let her do It
Madge thought she knew her father
and herself better than her neighbors
did. or possibly could, Sbe listened
when tbey advised, but'sbe said nothing. Duty and necessity bad laid out
a certain way for ber, and ahe must
travel In It.
Her fatber bad never been strong In
health or successful In business, but
tbat was no fault of bis. After ber
mother's long Illness and death he had
found himself possessed of only $100,
an old wagon and Pinto.
Pinto was a mustang, clean limbed,
wiry and tough as a knot. Drive him
fifteen miles a day and he was tractable as a sheep; let him stand In a week
and walls and ropes were not able to
"it'S A OONEB."
restrain him. He was not worth $100
to sell, but he wns worth ten times
that to Madge, who loved him.
She and ber fatber talked over their
affairs seriously. Westmore did not
offer a" variety of paying employments.
"There's the rurnl free delivery
routes," Madge said at last when she
bad thought of everything else. "Pinto would be a dandy for making ttr...
Dad, why don't yon try a route?"
"Why, I will!" cried her father,
brightening. "I'll put In my bid this
very day."
Tbe bid was accepted. The pay was
good, and Pinto could do his share In
earning It. All that summer Mr. Hill
rode faithfully. His pale face grew
brown, and he began to cough less
and eat more.
Late that fall something happened.
It was at the time of the settled rains,
which ought to have been snow, and
the roads were hub deep in mud wherever wheels went. Madge's fatber
-came home one night wet and shivering Next morning he was sick, and a
doctor bad to be called.
"A bad cold," he said. "You mustn't
stir out of the house again until 1 tell
yon to."
"Don't worry about the route, dad."
Madge said, wben the old doctor had
gone. "I'll go In your place, You
know I'm perfectly capable."
She would listen to no protest. She
made up a good fire and put fuel within her father's reach. And she would
try to return on time so tbat he need
not worry about her.
This was tbe beginning of Madge's
winter work. Her father did not Improve. Each day she and Pinto went
bravely to their task. Tbe work was
the only work at her band to do and
the must do It
One day three miles out of West-
more, on tbe return of tbe old wagon,
which bad been valiantly laboring
through the mud at Pinto's unwearied
heels, It sagged and sank suddenly at
one corner. Madge gave a little cry
as she saw the rear axle was 1-oketn"
What should she do? There was no
house near, and It was bitter cold.
. As 'she pondered she heard the
sound of a team approaching behind
her. Presently there came In sight a
boggy drawn by a pair of lively bay
horses, which a young man In a light
fur overcoat drove.
"Hello! What's tbe matter there?"
he called. Then as he saw Madge's
worried girl's face under the man's
cap he lifted his hat "I beg your
pardon,'' he said.
In an instant he was out of the buggy and beside Madge, bending to examine the broken axle. "No use," he
said, shaking his bead. "It's a goner.
Are you the carrier?"   ._
Aa Madge nodded In" n discouraged
way he added brightly: "Now,. I'M tell
you what we'll do. We'll just tack
your rig en behind mine and unload
your traps. That will make your wagon lighter, and It may travel to town
all right I'll drive you there and help
I you the best I can with the rest or
your delivering."
Madge could scarcely thank him for
gratitude. She had never seen the man
before, but she thought she recognized
the team as one that occasionally careered at full speed through the West-
more streets. She helped him transfer
her traps and get Pinto In place. Then
sbe climbed into his buggy and let him
tuck her up under his fur robe.
"Pretty cold?" he said, peeping Into
her face. "Well, I'm going to get you
home as quick as I can. By the way, I
haven't Introduced myself yet My
name Is Don Cary."
"And mine is Madge Hill," said
Madge. . Sbe was beginning to feel
warm and reassured.
In spite of the delay It was only a
few moments past 6 when Don drew
his bays to a halt at Madge's own
"We've made excellent time," he
said. "Now, Miss Madge, If you are
willing,- I'll Just take your wagon
round to Tom Wick's shop and leave
It to -be repaired. I don't think Tom
bas gone home yet."
'lOh, you're so good! You've taken
so much trouble," Madge breathed, "I
can't thank, you enough."
. Her fatber sighed with relief as she
' entered the house. He had a good fire,
the table set and was frying meat and
potatoes for supper. "You dear, brave
little gift," he said remorsefully. "It I
was only half a man"—       V
"Now, dad, you shan't say that!"
Madge cried. Then she laughed softly.
"I've hod such an adventure." And
she told him what had happened, adding, "Who Is Don Cary. dad?"
"Why, he must, be one of the Carys
up Northfleld way," her- father said
and could tell ber nothing more.
Next day, wben Madge went to get
her wagon, she fonnd it not only repaired, hut paid for. After that she
often found something for herself In
the laroe box at the junction of the
Westmore and-Northfleld roads—a box
of candy, a new book or a pretty basket of figs or dates. There was no
sign to tell whence tbey came, but
Madge knew, and the knowledge made
her heart wondrous light
On Sunday morning in church Madge
felt the influence of a' strong gaze
upon her and, turning, looked straight
Into Don Cary's eyes. After church
he walked home with her.
Sbe tried to thank him for all bis
kindness, but be pretended not to understand'. After that he came several
times to the church and each time accompanied her home. Miss Winter
noticed him.
"Madge has got a beau sure enough."
sbe thought, and she went straightway
to Interrogate Madge.
"I saw that young Cary walking
home with you from church yesterday," she snid. "He's the biggest
catch up Northfleld way. His father's
worth $40,000, they say, and Don's bis
only child."
She was at home sitting rather sadly silent one Sunday afternoon when
the doorbell rang. Madge went to answer the ring and saw Don Cary smiling and powdered white with snow-
"Will you let me come In, snow and
all?" be asked.
Madge was only too glad. She had
forgotten everything at the sight of
"Well, your year will soon be up,"
Miss Winter said a month later, dropping in to chat with Madge, who was
busily sewing. "You've held out wonderfully, and I never thought you
could.' Going to take It another year?"
"No," Madge answered gently.
"Well, I thought as much." Miss
Winter said, squinting sharply at
Madge's sewing. •
"Madge Hill's going to be married
soon, as her year Is up as carrier,"
she announced that same afternoon to
a group of her cronies. "She's going
to marry Don Cary, and siie's making
her wedding clothes. It's a fine thing
for Madge. But one thing beats me.
How In the world did she ever get acquainted with him?"
put not one of the group could answer her thnt
Very Helpful.
A provincial clergyman during his
sermon caught sight of n member of
his congregation wearing a very worried look. Suddenly the man's face
brightened, and during the remainder
of the service his appearance betokened a perfect freedom fjmii care,
"I am pleased to think, William," remarked the clergyman after the service, "that my words helped you somewhat this morning. I noticed during
my discourse tbat your face lit up and
the sunshine of smiles chased tbe
clouds of worry* a way. Now, what
portion of my sermon, appealed so
strongly to you, eh?"
"To tell the truth, sir," replied William, "I wasn't payln' bo much attention to your preneblii' as I ought to
hev done, I was balqncln' up the
week's cash in my mind and found
myself two and three pence short I
worried and worried about that money,
but couldn't fit It In nobow.
"Then I happened to catch a word
or two of wbat you said about the
preparations that man made for bis
prodigal son, and it came Into my
mind like a flash of lightnln' that I'd
spent two and three pence for a new
horsewhip to give my boy Jim a thun-
derln' good hldln'. It's wonderful, as
you say, sir, what a help a chance
word may be. Good tnornln', sir."—
London Tlt-Blts.
Making' Them Match.
"Do you think he would do well as a
"He might be quite a success If he
confined himself to mixed audiences.''
"Why only .thnt kind?"
"Because he is n mixed rensoner."
Heaven sends us good ment, but the
devil sends cooks.—Gnrrlck.
Strange Custom at tho Widow's Son
Throughout the country, many curious oustoms, which had their origin
in the days of long-ago, are still
observed during the .season of Lent-
Special dishes, for instance, in some
parts are still allotted to each Sun-,
day in Lent. On Tid Sunday in the
East of England a very stodgy plum-
pudding is made and eaten by laboring men's families, this being known
as "Harvest Strengthener," and the
belief runs that whoever eats of this
pudding will be fortunate during the
harvest season, and that good luck
will be his share.
KTi-Lent Sunday, sometimes called "Mothering Sunday,"- is usually
kept as a kind of festival in various
parts. The term "Mothering Sunday''
arises through the country custom of
lads and lasses away from home at
service being allowed the day off in
order to visit their'mothers, it being
customary to carry a cake to' present
to them on that day.   '
In 8hropBhire, says a writer in
Country life, as well as taking a sin):
nel cake, it is UBual to present the
first violetB of the year.to the mother,
hence the proverb, "Who goes a-moth-
ering finds violets in the lane," this
pretty custom also lingering in Gloucestershire and Herefordshire. The
old writer Herrick sings:
I'll to thee a simnel bring
'Gainst thou go'Bt a-mothering;
So that, when she blesseth thee,
Half that blessing thou'lt give me.
This verse reminds one that just
before Easter it was customary for
village children to go round to each
house carrying small wooden blades
or swords which they beat together,
making a tapping noise, and singing:
Herrings, herrings, white and red.
Ten a penny, Lent's dead.      ,
Rise, dame, and give us an egg
Or else a piece of bacon.
One for Peter, two for Paul,
Three for Jack-o'-Lantern all.
Away Lent, away.
The goodwife who answered their request by giving them cakeB, eggs, ap-
pies, or' money would be then serenaded. /,
Perhaps the most ourious of Lenten
customs, however, is that observed
every Good Friday evening at the
Widow's Son Tavern at Bromley-by-
Bow. ,
A bun stamped with the date of the
year is placed in a wire basket hung
Irom the ceiling of the bar; this year
thi sixty-ninth bun will join the dusty company. The strange custom
owes its origin to thej, follow ing pathetic story: Long years ago the tavern
was a private house where lived a
widow und her only son. The lad,
in spite of his mother's prayers and
tears, would go tp-sea, and left home
on Good Friday, promising to return
tne next year on that day in time
to eat a hot-cross bun.
The day came, but not the lad;
however, the poor mother set aside a
bun for him, believing he would come
to redeem his promise. Yeur by year,
with saddening heart but hopeiui
eyes, she added a bun; but her lad
never came, and at her death the
practice waB not allowed to die out.
How Sir James Whitney Deals With
His Visitors.
Once upon a time a strong admirer
of Sir James Whitney coined a couple
of little phrases in the heat of political enthusiasm, and these little
phrases stuck among his friends, and
were used extensively throughout the
last campaign; They were: "Bold
enough to be honest and honest enough to be bold."
True enough, an unsympathetic person to the left of the Speaker twisted
th,at expression around to have* an
■entirely different significance, and
used it with some effect, but none
the less the Conservatives like to
think of their Premier thnt way.
If you want to see Sir James in all
his glory you must see him facing a
deputation in the object of which lie
does not believe; it is then that he
Durina this present session of the
House the Premier has been waited
on by a very grent many deputations
on everything from woman's suffrnee
to college professors by way of lunn-
tic asylums.
Now. Wednesday is the only dny
on which Ministers will consent to
receive deputations, and the result is
thp.t Wednesday is a feverish dav,
and delegates do not get any more
time than they absolutely need lo
state their demands or make their
Sir James receives most of the de.
.pute.tions either in his own office <>r
in the council chamber beside it, and
one can pass a very amusing hour <>r
bo listening to the receptions they <*"t.
Diplomacy can scarcely he null' '1
one of the' Premier's leading chcr:"'-
teristics, nnd the deputation which
wants something that the Government do»sn't intend to give finds it
out in about five minutes or so.
But while Sir James does not d»nl
noticeably in silky words, neither
does he allow his visitors to mnke
any mistakes about his intentions, po
p.wav deceived, and afterwards complain that they had expected so nnd
so. Tf yon eren't going to get it v "i
aren't, end that's all there is s.boi't II,
The Premier sits in his swivel obelr
at the head of the council table, s"m•>-
times writing busily, sometimes leaning back to fire a rapid qupstion i't
the sneaker, or lie leans against the
mantelpiece in his office, pprhenn
drinking a Small cup of tea or mpnc'i-
ing a smaller sandwich—he doesn't
stnn business for lunch On Wednesday's. *.
"Thn.nk yon for calling. I can sec
that the'e is v»ry much to be snid "ii
vnur side of the question, but the
Government's policy Is so-and-so. We
will think it over. Pleased to heve
met you. Good afternoon, and the
next'de-nutation is ushered in.
And there Is one other thing about
the way Ontario's Premier meets peo>
pie; he is just as courteous, just ns
considerate to a delegation of five
neonle askint- him to help build n
bridge on p. side line a thousand m'l"n
p,wav ps he is to a deputation of five
hundred asking him to shame,tin*
whole course of temperance legislation or give, the suurage to women.
Hunting With
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Literary Press.
Dorothy was a sportswoman from
the tip of her dainty pumps to the top
of her aristocratic bead. Never bad
Owen Compton met a girl In wbom so
many delightful qualities were blended.
That dashing creature known as "the
athletic girl" be cordially disliked,
holding that young women were Intended primarily for cozy corners.
So, wben Introduced to Dorothy, he
felt sure he would not like ber a bit
Handsome she undoubtedly was, and
queenly, too, but with her queenliness
Dorothy was vlvaclousness Itself. She
could, ride with the skill of a cowboy
the wildest pony that ever leaped a
fence. She could shoot like an expert and row like a university oarsman.
And after galloping gayly over the
fields on one of her,papa's most dangerous young horses she would come
Into the drawing room and, with sympathetic touch, play a score of old
time melodies surcharged with sentiment
Before many moons Owen discovered that with all her athletic propensities Dorothy was as tender natured
and as warm hearted as any girl wbo
breathed the ozone.
The resnlt was Inevitable.
Therefore when Dorothy looked up
from the piano, a coquettish light It
her dark eyes, and asked, "Owen, wben
nre you coming out to shoot partridges
with me?" Owen replied that next
morning would find him ready wltb
cartridges and gun.
He appeared by sunup, and Dorothy
was awaiting him with her own favorite setter and her own brightly polished little shotgun. In hunting boots,
short skirt and a brown jacket, whose
large collar fell bock over her shoulders, disclosing her round, white
throat, she was a veritable vision of
the forest
"As I live, but you do look stunning!" was Owen's comment as be
pave her a rapid survey. "Another
Diana ready for tbe hunt, but whether
It be birds or hearts it's bard to say!"
She laughed merrily,
"The former, of course, sir!" she declared. "At evening with moonlight
setting, you know. Is the proper time
for wounding hearts. This morning
in the bright sunshine partridges are
to be our only consideration. Please
remember this!"
"Agreed," he said, his eye flashing
back the challenge. "Let's strike out.
Look, your dog Is just crazy to be
Then down the long slope they went
nnd out into the fields. The autumn
sun was a dull, golden disk that
seemed to cast Its color over tbe leaves
and the ruddy fruit As they made
their way through nn orchard Owen
stopped nnd, throwing a stick up Into
the boughs, brought down several fine
With evident relish Dorothy set ber
sharp teeth Into one of tbe largest of
these. The appeal of the picture was
too much for Owen, and he began to
quote something about tbe drowsy
winds thnt fanned "a heart ripe as the
apples grown In orchard lands of long
She stopped him with a disapproving glance. "Do yon remember what
we started out to do?" she asked.
"Yes, to shoot birds, not to talk sentiment"
She nodded, nnd they pushed out
Into tbe open fields again. Tbe setter,
a hundred yards ahead, was already
Btandlng a covey of partridges. Tbey
hurried up close.
"Beady?" he asked, raising his gun.
"Ready," she answered. "Yo» take
those on the left; I'll look after those
that fly up on the right."
Burr-burr-burr, and a dozen partridges rose obliquely and snlled over
the fields.
Bang, bang, spoke Dorothy's gun.
Bang, bang, echoed his.
Two birds dropped, one In line of
Owen's fire, the otber over to tbe
"Honors are even!" cried Dorothy.
"It's a bit and n miss for each of us!"
He sprang forward, and as the dog
brought up the dead birds be dropped
them Into tbe sack he carried. Suddenly a hundred feet in front ot him a
partridge tbat bad become separated
from the others ran out of the grass
and fluttered off toward a clump of
bushes on the hillside.
He lifted his gun to bis shoulder and
pulled both triggers, but the bird continued tn Its flight Tben behind him
flashed Dorothy's gun, nnd tbe partridge dropped like a spent rocket
At tbe same moment a sharp, stinging pain ran through Owen's left hand.
Instinctively be jerked It up. It was
sovered witb blood.
His face grew pule, "or he thought
that a good part of the leaden load
had struck blm. He raised his arm,
and the blood ran down In a tiny
rivulet over his wrist. With his right
band he reached for his hankerchlef
to stop the crimson flow. He was
conscious tbat the girl was running up
to him.
"Good heavens!" she gasped, ber face
white as,chalk as sbe saw tbe blood.
"I've shot, you, Owen!"
"I'm afraid you have," he said, "but
not seriously, I guess."
In a second ber hand had bold of the
handkerchief, and sbe was wiping
■wny the blood.
"Oh, It's not very serious!" she
breathed joyfully,   "Look, It's only a
leep, red scar now. A stray shot baa
grazed the back of your band—tbat la
ill, thank goodness!"
He looked closer and saw that wbat
she said was true.
"But It must be bandaged at once,"
she affirmed In deeply sympathetic
tones. "We must get to some water.
Come, there's a little spring just over
the hill."
Hurriedly she tied a knot in the
handkerchief, and tbey went over the
ridge In tbe direction Indicated. Once
at the spring sbe became alert. Removing the handkerchief from Owen's
band, she soaked It In the water and
then, bathed the wound thoroughly.
The blood had ceased to flow, and
there was little pain. In fact, the cool
water and the pressure of her bands
were decidedly pleasant.
Tben she wrung the wnter out of
the handkerchief and tied it neatly
around his fingers. "Now, when we
get to the house a little llsterlne and a
new bandage will complete tbe operation," she said.
The strain over, sbe sank down
weakly on one of the large stones near
the stream. In a second he was all
"Why. what's the matter, Dorothy?'
he asked.   "Positively you look 111*!"*
"Oh, It's nothing." she replied brokenly. "Only I'm so very, very glad
you were not badly hurt The reaction has made me a little weak, that's
all." And she smljed again bravely.
"My dear Dorothy," he said, taking
both her hands In his uninjured one,
"maybe it Is more serious than you
"Oh, no* It can't be dangerous!" she
exclaimed In sudden alarm. "Tbe
bleeding has stopped, hasn't It?"
"Oh, my hand's all right," he replied,
"but I fear that's not the only wound
you've Inflicted."
Sudden terror shone In her eyes.
"Oh, Owen, dear, surely no other shot
struck you? Tell me-tell me they
She was quivering with apprehension.
'"jyell, I don't know whether it was
a bullet or not." be answered, "but 1
feel that I have been struck, and fatal-
ly-rlght here!" And he put his uninjured hand over his life side and
smiled at Dorothy slgnlflcnntly.
She caught bis meaning on the instant
"Are you sure, Owen, that the shot
struck home?" she queried encouragingly.
"Dead sure of It, my dear girl," he
"And What are you going to do about
"There's only one thing I can do.'
he sald-"ask you to try to heal the
heart wound ns you did tbe other
Will you. denr?"
But there was no verbal reply—none
was needed.
' "So It was hearts, after nil, that my
modern Dlnna went hunting for?" be
asked on bis way home.
"It looks tbat way," she sold, laugh
Ing up nt him.
That Settled It.
For years Mr. Clerklle hnd eaten hll
frugal but nourishing luncheon In t
little restaurant half a block nortl
from his office. He wns an easily sat
isflod person, and what he ordered
seemed always to suit him to perfection. The waitresses never knew bin
to complain.
But one day things went wrong. Tin
butter wns rnncld and the bread si
moist that Mr. Clerklle, who had de
elded Ideas about hygiene, would not
eat It. He did'his best and left thi
table early.
Tbe next day the same thing occur
red, and the day after there was n<
Improvement He called tbe waltrest
to htm.
"May I see the proprietor, please?
he inquired.
The girl disappeared for a mlnuti
and returned wltb tbe news tbat the
proprietor wos out.
Tbe following day as well as thi
one after there was no lmprovemem
In theefood nnd no sign of the proprl
ctor. Mr. Clerklle nearly made up hb
mind to seek another restaurant. Hi
decided, however, to give tbem I
chance nnd on Saturday at luncheoi
again asked for tbe owner of thi
"lie's gone out." wns the reply.
Mr. Clerklle became bold.
"This Is ridiculous!" be exclaimed
"I come here nt noontime every dny
and every dny be Is out. Where Is hi
"We expect him bnck any minute,'
snlil Hie girl. "He hns just steppec
out to get his lunch."
Stpge Villains.
Wby Is It thnt nil stage villains hav>
blnck bnlr and dark eyes? There t
surely some reason for this nnd fo
tbe resultant nssnclntlon In the popu
Inr mind of villainy nnd swnrthlnest
Possibly It might be traced bnck ti
some bogy man of folklore tn tb
crndle dn.vs of tfie race. But. whnteve
Its genesis, the Iden Is deeply rootel
In English stngc llternture thnt vll
Inlns nlwnys must have dnrk complex
Ions. A villain with yellow hnlr nrti
blue or gray eyes. If Introduced b;
some daring drnmntlc Iconoclnsi
would he presumably hooted off th
stage. If we look back over Chicago'
criminal history we will And thnt th
villains of renl life seem to fly In th
face of this Immemorial nielodramatl
tradition. The city's murderers, th
erlmlnols who have been herded t>
prison nnd the men who have beei
hanged have hnd n strong numerics
leaning to the blond type. Thnt nln
out of ten of the men who hnve dance*
on nlr nt n rope's end In the Chlcag
jail hnd gray or bine eyes Is n fact o
common knowledge to jail employeei
A visit to Jollet Chester and l'ontla
will convince the curious that Illlnol
penitent liirles nre filled with gray an
blue eyes.—Chicago Inter Ocean.
Woven Wire For Inolosura the Latest
and Beak
The matter of farm fences Is one of
tne principal -improvements of the
farm. A farm without good fences
never la valued' very highly, even
though the fields be clean and fertile.
On a great many farms the fence
proposition Is always a serious one
with tbe owner. Too many farmers
are Indifferent regarding tbe keeping
of their fences in repair. Tbere Is
usually plenty of work to be done on
the farm fences. They are continually
getting out of repair, and'unless looked
after they get Into bad order and entice the live stock to cross them. Tbe
matter of farm fences bas already
gone through considerable evolution Id
tbe last ten years. Very seldom does
one ever see the old rail fence, commonly termed tbe "worm,fence." The
fall fence Is fast becoming obsolete,
even in tbe timber districts. Tbey;
never were a thing of beauty, but
their construction lent a qualntneas -to
many homesteads. Anotber fence tbat
la passing rapidly la the hedgerow. A
hedge fence wben properly cared for
Is one of the beautifying acquisition*
of a well kept farm. When It Is not
properly trimmed and cared for It 1*
an eyesore. Hedge has grown unpopular on account of the large amount of
work required to keep it In proper condition and also on account of Its draw*
Ing the soil fertility from tbe ground
for a considerable distance where
Barbed wire Is also anotber thing .
that Is meeting with disfavor witb tbe
most progressive farmers. It la a very
cheap and durable fence, but If It Is
not kept In perfect condition it la the
most dangerous tblng about the farm,
especially where live stock is kept.
On a great many farms barbed wire
fences have cost tbe owner many time*
more than what It cost to construct
them in tbe damage done to lire stock.
Many a valuable colt or horse ha*
been rendered practically worthless by
It The damage done to cattle haa not
been so great, but tbere are Instances
where many valuable dairy cowa have
bad their udders practically ruined by,
barbed wire.
The coming fence—in fact It la already here—Is the woven wire. It
has everything to commend It It is
sightly wben properly put up and does
not permit of grussy or weedy fence
corners. Wire fences take up very little land and permit a very high degree of farming. Crops will grow right
up by tbe side of it, and the keeping}
of tbe fence rows clean Is little labor.
Bad fences are often responsible for
bad feeling between neighbors. Woven
wire fences are the easiest of all
fences to keep In repair. If tbey are
put up right they are nearly alwaya In
good condition. A little attention paid
to them once in awhile is all that Is
necessary to keep tbem In first class
order. The best way to maintain a
woven wire fence is to hnve n barbed
wire stretched on top tbe posts. This
prevents the Btock, especially horses,
from throwing their bends over the
feuce or breaking down tbe wire.
Portable Feneo For a Chicken Yard.
A simple portable feuce, a good
tblng for the chicken yard, can be
made by nailing laths on the edge ot
1 by 3 stringers. Where It Is possible
to obtain them, lengths of old gas
pipes may be driven in tbe ground the
right distances about to pnss through
the holes boxed In tbe ends of the
stringers. Tbe height ot tbe fence Is
governed by tbe sUe of chickens to be
yarded. Ordinary wooden lath Is four
feet long, aud It may project six Inches
above the upper stringer and six Inches
below the lower stringer, wblch would
bring the stringers three feet apart for
a fence four feet high. Tbrce-quarter
Incb gns pipe la one inch outside diameter, which would require one and
onc-elgbth Inch holes through the
stringers. Cut Ihe gns pipes Ave or six
feet long, nccording to the soil. It will
be necessary to put the fence In place
and drive the gns pipes through the
boles, because after the stakes are
driven once or twice they become battered on top. or you can snw through
from the ends of the stringers and
mortise out to form nn open sent
Fertilising th* Orchard.
It might be said tbat It Is always
seasonable to fertilize the orchard or
garden. Manure placed nn this soil
this winter will partially decay and
Its riches soak Into the soil for tbe use
of the plants next year. It not only
serves as a fertilizer In tho orchard,
but In winter It nets as n soil protection and regulates sudden freezing
and thawing. On billy land It checks
The Opal
AotXer e/ "Me Myelerr <) • tUneom Cik."
"34V Menderin'e Fen," Etc.
Copyright, 1905, by O.  W. BllUne-
ham Company.
The inn was certainly very pretty.
It stood on the very verge of the town
and beyond stretched fields and hedgerows. Tbe house Itself was a whitewashed, thatched, rustic cottage with
a badly painted sign of a large red
sow. Outside were benches, where
topers sat and tbe windows were delightfully old fashioned, diamond paned
casements. Quite a Dickens Inn of
the old coaching days was the Bed
But Hurd gave tbe pretty, quaint
hostel only a passing glance. He was
staring at a woman wbo stood In the
doorway shading her eyes wltb tbe
palm of ber hand from the setting sun.
Ia ber tbe detective saw the Image of
Deborah Junk, now Tawsey. She was
of the same gigantic build, wltb the
same ruddy face, sharp, black eyes
and boisterous manner. But she hadl
not the kindly look of Deborah, and
of the two sisters Hurd preferred the
one he already knew.
"This Is my brother, Miss Junk,*
said Aurora, marching up to the door.
"He will only stay until tomorrow."
"You're welcome, air," said Matilda*
in a loud and hearty voice, which reminded the detective more than ever
of ber sister. "Will you please walk
In and 'ave some tea?"
Hurd nodded and repaired to the
tiny sitting room, where be saw tbe
photograph of Hay on the mantelpiece.
Aurora, at a bint from ber brother,
went to ber bedroom to change her
dress, and Hurd spoke to Matilda when
. sbe brought In the tray. "I know your
slater," said be. 9 I
Miss Junk nearly dropped the tray.
"Lor', now, only think! Why, we
ain't wrote to one  another for ten
"Here we are at Ok Red Pin."
yean.  And I left London eleven yean
back.   And bow la she, air, and where
Is sher
"She Is well She bas a laundry Is
Jublleetown, near London, and she Is
married to a fellow called Bart Tawsey."
"Harried!" cried Matilda, new™,
down the tray and putting her arms
akimbo just like Deborah. "Lor*, and
me still single. But now I've got this
'ouie and a bit pnt by I'll think of git-
tin' a 'uaband. I ain't a-goln' to let
Debby crow over me."
"Tour sister waa In the service of
Mr. Norman before she took up th*
laundry," observed Hurd, pouring out
s cup of tea.
"Waa abe, nowf And why did ah*
The name of Norman apparently was
unknown to Matilda, so Hurd tried th*
effect of another bombshell "Her master was murdered under the name ot
I-emuel Krlll!"
"Mercy I" Matilda dropped Into a
chair with a thud which shook the
room. "Wby, that'a my ladles' husband and father."
"Wbat ladles?" naked Hurd, pretending Ignorance.
"My ladles, Mrs. Krill and Miss
Maud. Tbey had this 'ouse and kep' It
for years respectable. I worked for
'em ten, and wben my ladles comes In
for a fortlng, for a fortlng there Is,
they gave me the goodwill of the Bed
Pig. To think of Debby being the servant of poor Mr. Krlll os was killed.
Wbo killed Mm?"
"Doesn't your mistress know?"
"She!" cried Mntllda indignantly and
bouncing up. "Why, she was always
a-lookln' for him, not ns she loved him
overmuch. And as be Is dead, sir, It's
no more as what he oughter be, seeing
as be killed a poor lady In this very
•ouse. You'll sleep In 'er room tonight,"
added Matilda, ns If that was a pleas-
tore. "Strangled, she wns."
"I think 1 beard of that. But Lady
Rachel Sandal committed suicide."
Matilda rubbed ber nose nfter the
Deborah fashion. "Well, sir, my Indies
wen never sure which It wns, nnd, of
co-arse, It wns before my time considerable, being more nor twenty year
back. But the man ns did It Is dead
and lef my Indies Ills money, ns he
oughter. An' Miss Maud's a-goln' to
marry a real gcnf'-Matllda glanced at
tne photograph. "1 alleys said he wos
a gent, beln' so 'aughty like and wearing evening dress at meals, late."
"Was he ever down here—this gentleman?"
"He's been comln' and goln' fur
months, and Miss Maud loves Mm
aometbln' cruel. But they'll marry
now an' be 'appy."
"I suppose your Indies sometimes
went to see this gent In town?"
"Menuln' Mr. Hay," said Matilda artlessly. "Well, sir, they did, one at a
time and then together. Missus would
go and miss would toiler, an' miss nn'
missus together would take their Joy
of tbe Towers an' shops and Mme.
Tusord's and slcb like, Mr. Hay allays
lookin' after 'em."
"Did tbey ever visit Mr. Hay In
"No, they didn't," snapped Matilda,
with a change of tone which did not
escape Hurd, "nnd I don't know, sir,
why you arsk them questions,"
"My good womnn, I ask no questions.
If I do, you need hot reply. Let us
change the subject. My sister tells me
you mnke good curries in tbls hotel."
"Hokar do, me beln' but a plain
"Oh!   He's an Indian?"
"Yes, he Is, sir. A pore Indian castaway as missus took up with when he
come here drenched with rain nnd
weary. Ah, missus was allays good
and kind and Christianlike!"
Privately Hurd thought this description did not apply very well to tbe lady
In question, but he wns careful not to
arouse Matilda's suspicions ngaln by
contradicting her. He pretended to
Joke. "I wonder you don't marry this
Indian and keep blm here always to
mnke the curries I have heard of."
"Me marry a black!" cried Matilda,
tossing her rough head. "Well, sir, I
never," her breath failed her, "an' blm
goln' about the country."
"Whnt do you mean by that?"
"What I sny," sold Miss Junk. "He'll
stop here, Christianlike, for days and
then go orf to sell things ns a 'awker.
My par was a 'awker, sir, but a white,
white man of the finest."
Hurd was about to ask another question, when a husky voice was heard
singing somewhnt out of tune. "What's
that?" asked Hurd Irritably.
"Lor1, sir, wot nervses you 'nve!
Tls only Cap'n Jessop makin' blsself
"Captain Jessop!" Hurd laughed. He
had run down his man at last
iPPARBNTLY Matilda Junk
was quite Ignorant of ony-
thing being wrong about her
ladles, although she did shirk
the question regarding their possible
visit to London in July. However, Hurd
had learned that Grexon Hay not only
was an old friend, but had toon engaged to Maud for many months.
This Information made blm tbe more
certain that Hay had robbed Beecot of
the opal brooch at the time of the
accident and thnt it bad passed from
Mr. Hay's hands Into those of the assassin.
"I wonder. If Mrs. Krlll murdered
her husband In thnt cruel way,"
thought the detective, sitting over bis
tea. "But what could have been her
object? She could have gone up on
learning from Hay that Aaron Norman was her husband, as I believe she
did. and could then have made him
give her the money by threatening
him with the murder of Lady Rachel.
I daresay Aaron Norman in bis Krlll
days did strangle tbat lady to get tbe
opal brooch, and his wife could have
used what she knew to govern blm.
There was no need of-murder. Hum!
I'll see about getting the truth out of
Hay. Aurora," he cried. "Oh, tbere
you are," he added as Bhe entered tbe
room. "I want you to go back to town
tbls night"
"What for, Billy?"
"Can you get Hay Into trouble?"
Aurora nodded. "I bave proofs of
his cheating Lord George and others,
If that's what you mean," sbe said,
"but you didn't want them used."
"Nor do I. He's such an.eel he may
wriggle out of our clutches. But can't
you give a party and Invite Lord
George and Hay and then get them to
play cards. Should Hay cheat denounce him to George Sandal."
"What good would that do?" asked
Miss Qlan, with widely open eyes,
"It will make Hay confess about th"
brooch to save himself from public
shame. His reputation Is his life, remember, and If he Is caught red
minded cheating hell bave to clear out
»f town."
"Pooh, as If that matteredl He's going to marry Miss Krlll."
"If Miss Krlll keeps the money, and
I doubt If Bhe will."
"But Billy"—
"Never mind. Don't ask me any
more questions, but go and pack. This
Captain Jessop is lu the bar drinking.
I may probably have to arrest him. I
got a warrant on the chance of finding
him here. I can arrest blm on suspicion and won't let him go until I get
at tbe truth. Your business Is to bring
Hay to his knees and get the truth
out of him about the opal serpent You
know the case?"
."Yes," grumbled Aurora, "I know
the case. But I don't like tbls long
Journey tonight."
"Every moment Is precious. If I arrest Jessop, Matilda Junk will tell her
Indies, wbo will speak to Hay, and
then he may slip awny. As the brooch
evidence Is so particular, and, as I
believe he can give It If coerced, you
can see tho Importance of losing no
Miss Qlan nodded and went away to
pack. Sho wanted money and knew
Billy would give her a goodly share of
tbe reward. In a few minutes Miss
Junk of tbe Bed Pig learned that Miss
Q'an was suddenly summoned to town
nnd would leave In an hour. Quite
unsuspectingly she assisted her to pack,
and shortly Aurora was driving In a
hired vehicle to the railway station on
her way to trap Grexon liny.
When she was safely off the premises, Hurd walked to the telegraph office and sent a cipher message to the
Yard, asking for a couple of plain
clothes policemen to be sent down.
He wanted to have Hokar and Miss
Matilda Junk watched, also the house,
in case Mrs. Krill and ber daughter
should return. Captain Jessop he proposed to look after himself. But he
was In no hurry to make that gentleman's acquaintance, as he Intended to
arrest him quietly in the sitting room
after dinner. Already he had Informed
Matilda that he would ask a gentleman
to Join him at the meal and taste Ho-
kar's curry.
The thought of the curry brought
the Indian to his mind, and when be
got back to the Bed Pig be strolled
round the house, inspecting the place,
but in reality keeping eyes and ears
open to talk to the Hindoo. Thinking
be might meet the man some time,
Hurd had carefully learned a few
phrases relating to thuggism—In English, of course, since he knew nothing
of tbe Indian tongues. These he proposed to use to the course of conversation with Hokar and watch the effect Soon he found tbe man Bitting
cross legged under a tree in tbe yard,
smoking. Evidently his work for the
day was over, and he wns enjoying
himself. Remembering the description given by Bart, the detective saw
that tbls was the very man who had
entered the Bhop of Aaron Norman.
He wore the same dress and looked
dirty and disreputable—quite a waif
and a stray.
"Hello!" said Hurd casually. "What
are you doing?   Talk English, eh?"
"Yes, sir," snid Hokar cnlmly. "I
anlke good Entrlls. Missionary teach
Hokar Jinglis."
"I'm glad of that; we can have a
chat" said Hurd, producing his pipe.
He also produced something else with
which be had provided himself on the
way back from'the postoffice. in -another minute Hokar was staring at
a small parcel of coarse brown sugar.
With all his oriental phlegm tbe man
could not keep his countenance. His
eyes rolled until they threatened to
drop out of his head, and be looked
at Hurd with a certain amount of
fear. "Goor," snid that gentleman,
pointing to the sugar with the stem
of his pipe, "goor!"
Hokar turned green under his dark
skin and half rose to go away, but his
legs failed bim, and he sat still trying to recover himself, "So you worship Bhownnee?" went on his tormentor.
The Indian's face expressed lively
curiosity.   "The great goddess."
"Yes. Kalee, you know. Did you
make Tupounee after you used your
roomal on Aaron Norman?"
Kokar gave a guttural cry and
gasped. Tupounee Is the sacrifice
made by the thugs after a successful
crime and roomal the handkerchief
with wblch they strangled tbelr victims. All this was information culled
from Colonel Meadow Taylor's book by
the accomplished detective. "Well,"
said Hurd, smoking placidly, "wbat
have you to say, Mr. Hokar?"
"I know nozzln'," said the man sullenly, but in deadly fear.
"Yes, you do. Sit still!" said Hurd,
with sudden sternness. "If you try to
run away I'll have you arrested. Eyes
are on you, and you can't take a step
without my knowing."
Some of this was Greek to the Indian, owing to his Imperfect knowledge
of English, but he understood that the
law would lay bold of him if he did
not obey this sahib and so sat still. "I
know not anyslng," he repeated, bis
teeth chattering.
"Yes, you do]   You're a thug."
"Zer no thug."
"I agree with you," said Hurd. "You
are the last of the Mohicans. I want
to know wby you offered Aaron Norman to Bhowanee?"
Hokar made a strange sign on his
forehead at tbe mention of the sacred
name and muttered something—perhaps a prayer—In his native tongue.
Then he looked up.   "I know nozzln'."
"Don't repeat that rubbish," said
Hurd calmly. "You sold boot laces In
the shop In Gwynne street on tbe day
when Its master was killed, nnd he was
the husband of tbe lady who helped
you—Mrs, Krill."
"You soy dat" said Hoknr stolidly.
"Yes, and I enn prove it. The boy
Tray—nnd I can lay my bonds on hlin
—saw you: also Bnrt Tawsey. pie shopman. You left n lianr""l nf "nuar.
:hough why you did so Instead of ent-
ng It I can't understand."
Hokar's face lighted up, and he showed his teeth disdainfully "Oh. you
lahlbs know nozzln'!" said he, spread-
ng out his lean bands. "Ze shops-ab,
rls,   I there, yls, but I use no roomal,"
"Not then, but you did later."
Hokar shook bis head. "I use no
roomal. Zot sahib one eye—bad, ver
ead. Bhowanee no bave one eye. No
Bbungees, no Rhats, no"—
"What are you talking about?" said
Hurd angrily. His reading had not
told him that no maimed persons could
tic offered to the goddess of the thugs.
Bbungees meant sweepers, and Bhats
oords, both of which classes were
ipared by the stranglers, "You killed
chat man. Now, who told you to kill
"I know nozzln'. I no kill. Bhowanee no take one eye mans."
For want of an Interpreter Hurd
found it difficult to carry on tbe conversation. He rose and determined
lo postpone further examination till
be would get some one who understood
Ihe Hindoo tongue. But In the meantime Hokar might run away, and Hurd
rather regretted that he bad been so
jreclpltnte. However, he nodded to the
man aud went off, pretty sure be would
aot fly nt once.
Then Hurd went to tho vlllnge police
jflke and told a bucolic constable to keep
ills eye on Miss Junk's "furelner," as
ao learned Hokar was called. The
policeman, a smooth faced Individual,
promised  to do so after  Hurd pro-
luced his credentials, and sauntereo
toward the Red Pig at some distance
from the detective's heels. A timely
]uestion about the curry revealed, by
tbe mouth of Miss Junk, /that Hokar
was still in the kitchen. "But he do
seem alarmed like," said Matilda, laying the cloth.
"Let's hope be Won't spoil the curry," remarked Hurd. Then, knowing
Hokar was safe, he went Into the bar
to make the acquaintance of his otber
Captain Jnrvey Jessop quite answered to the description given by
Pasb. He was large and sallorllke,
wltb red hair mixed with gray and a
red beard that scarcely concealed the
scar running from temple to mouth.
He bad drunk enough to make him
cheerful and wns quite willing to fall
Into conversation wltu Hurd, who explained himself unnecessarily. 'I'm a
commercial gent," said the detective,
calling for two rums, plain, "and.I
like talking."
"Me, too," growled the sailor, grasping bis glass. "I'm here on what you'd
ca|l a visit but I go back tp my home
tomorrow. Then It's ho for Callao," he
shouted in a singsong voice.
Hurd knew the fierce old chanty and
sized Captain Jarvcy up at once. He
was of, the buccaneer type, nnd there
was little he would not do to make
money and have a roaring time. Falling Hokar, with his deadly handkerchief, here was tbe man who might
have killed Aaron Norman. "Drink
up," shouted Hurd in his turn, "we'll
bave some more.
"On no condition, Is extradition,
Allowed In Callao."
"Gum," said Captain Jessop,  "you
know the chanty/'
Hurd   winked.    "I've   been   round
about In my time."
Jessop stretched out a huge hand.
"Put It there, mate," said he, with a
roar like a foghorn, "and drink up
along o' me.   My treat"
Hurd nodded and became jovial. "On
condition you join me at dinner. They
make good curries here."
"I've had curry," said Captain Jes-
Bop heavily, "In Colombo and Hongkong frequent but Hokar's curries are
the best."
"Ah!" said Hurd In a friendly, curious
way.   "So you know this shanty?"
Jessop looked at him with contempt
"Know this shanty?" said he, with a
"Bhowanee no take one eve mant."
grin.   "Why, in coorse I do.   I've been
swinging my hammock here time tn
and out for the last thirty year."
"You'll be a Cbrlstchurcb man,
"Not me, mate. I'm Buckinghamshire—Stowley born."
Hurd with difficulty suppressed a
start Stowley was the place where the
all Important brooch bad been pawned
by a nautical man, and bere was the
man In question. "I should have
thought you'd lived near tbe Ben," he
said cautiously, "sny Southampton."
"Oh, I used t'go there for my ship,"
sold tbe captain, draining bis glass,
"but I don't go tbere no more."
"Retired, eh?"
Jessop nodded and looked at bis
friend—ns he considered Hurd since
the Invitation to dinner—with a blood-
ibot pair of eyes.' "Come storm, coma
lalm," he growled, "I've sailed tbe
ocean for forty years. Yes, sir; you
Oct. I was a slip of a fifteen cabin boy
>n my first cruise, and then I got on to
oelng skipper. Lord," Jessop smacked
liis knee, "the things I've seen!"
"We'll have them tonight after dinner," said Hurd, nodding, "but now, I
•uppose, you've made yonr fortune."
"No," said the captain gloomily, "not
wbat you'd call mouey. I've got a
itandby, though,'" and he winked.
"Ah!   Married to a rich wife?"
"Not me. I've had enough of
marriage, having been the skipper of
a mermaid with a tongue. No, sir,"
tie roared out another line of some
song floating In his muzzy head, "a
laucy bachelor am I," then changed to
gruff talk, "and I Intends being one
■li my days. Standby I have— 'taln't
a wife, but I can draw tbe money regular and no questions asked." Again be
winked and drank another glass.
Hurd reflected that perhaps Jessop
bad killed Aaron Norman for Mrs.
Krlll, and she was paying him blood
money. But be did not dare to press
tbe question. He therefore proposed
an adjournment to the sitting room.
Icbsop agreed quite unsuspectingly, not
guessing he wns being trapped. The
man was so large and uncouth that
Herd felt behind his waist to see thnt
hla revolver was loose and could be
used should occasion arise.
Miss Juuk brought In the dinner
with ber own fair hands, and explained
that Hokar bad made the curry, but
she didn't think It was as gooa n»
usual. "The man'a ehakin' like a
jelly;*', said Matilda. "I don't know
The detective nodded, but did not
encourage conversation. He was quite
sure that Hokar was being watched by
the smooth faced policeman and could
not get away. Besides he wished to
talk to Captain Jessop. Miss Junk,
seeing that she was not needed, retreated after bringing in the curry and
left the gentlemen to help themselves.
So here was Hurd In a pleasant room,
seated before a well spread table and
with a roaring fire at his back, waiting
bis opportunity to make Captain Jar-
vey jessop confess his share in the
dual murders of Lady Rachel Sandal
and Aaron Norman,    i
^TlAPTAIN    JESSOP    ate    as
<L/j greedily as he drank strong
' waters and did full Justice
to the curry, which was really
excellent. Hurd did not broach any
unpleasant topic immediately, as he
wished the man to enjoy his meal.
If Jessop was guilty, this dainty dinner would be tbe last of Its kind he
would bave for many a long day;
Moreover, Hurd wished to learn more
of the mariner's character and piled
bim witb questions, which the unsuspecting sailor answered amiably
"Me an' you mlgbt become mates, as
it were," said Jessop, extending bis
large band again and again. "Put it
"Well, we'd want to know something
more about one another to become real
mates," laughed Hurd.
"Oh, you're a commercial traveler,
aa you say, and I'm the captain of as
fine a barkey as ever sailed under Capricorn, Leastways I was, afore I gave
up deep sea voyages,"
"You must miss tbe ocean, living at
"Inland It is," admitted the mariner,
pulling out a dirty clay pipe at the conclusion of the meal, "and ocean there
ain't round about fur miles. But I've
got a shanty there and live respectable."
"You nre able to, with the atandby,"
hinted Hurd.
Jessop nodded and crammed black
tobacco, very strong and rank. Into
the bowl of his pipe.with a shaking
hand. "It ain't much," be admitted,
"folks being stingy. But if I wants
more," be struck the table hard, "1
can get it. D'ye see, Mister Commercial?"
"Yes, I see," replied Hurd coolly.
Jessop wns again growing cross, nnd
the detective bad to be careful. Ho
knew well enough that next morning,
when sober, Jessop would not be so
disposed to talk, but being muzzy he
opened bis heart freely. Still, it was
evident thnt a trifle more liquor would
make blm quarrelsome, so Hurd proposed coffee, a proposition to which
the sailor graciously assented.
"Cawfee," he observed, lighting his
pipe and filling tbe room wltb evil
smelling smoke, "clears tbe 'ead, not
as mine wants clearing, mind you. But
cawfee ain't bad, when rum ain't t' be
"You'll have more rum later," hinted
"Put It there," sold Jessop, and ngaln
the detective was forced to wince nt
the strong grip of a horny hand.
Miss Junk appeared In answer to the
tinkle of the bell and removed the
food. Afterward she brought in coffee, hot and strong and black, and
Jessop drank two cups, with the result
tbat he became quieter. Tben the two
men settled down for a pleasant conversation. At least Jessop thought so.
for he frequently expressed the friendliest sentiments toward bis host Tben
Matilda appeared with a bottle of rum,
a kettle and two glasses. Wheu she
leparted, Hurd Intimated tbat he would
not require her services again that
night This be whispered to her at
the door, while Jessop was placing the
kettle on the fire, and before returning
to his seat he quietly turned the key.
So he had the mariner entirely to himself and got to business at once while
the kettle boiled.
"You have known this place for
years. I believe," said Hurd, taking
a cbalr opposite to that of Jessop.
"Did you ever drop across a man who
used to live here called Lemuel
Tbe other man started.   "Whatever
makes you arsk that?" he Inquired
lu a husky vpice.
"Well, you see, as a commercial I
trade In books, and had to do with a
secondhand bookseller In Owynne
street, urury Isne. It seems tbat be
waa murdered," and he eyed Jessop
The sailor nodded and composed
himself wltb a violent effort. "Yes,"
said he In' his husky voice, "so I
heard. But what's he got to do with
Lemuel Krlll?"
"Oh," said Hurd carelessly, "It la
said Aaron Norman was Krlll."
"Might ha' bin. I don't know myself," was the gruff reply.
"Ah! Then you did not know Lemuel Krlll?"
"Well," admitted the captain reluctantly,."! did. He wos tbe landlord
of thlB here pub and a cuss to drink.
Lor', 'ow he could drink and did too.
But he run away from his wife aa
used to keep this shanty, and ahe
never beard no more of him,"
"Until she found he waa rich and
could leave ber five thousand a year,"
Bald Hurd absently; "bo like a woman."
"You seem to know all about It
mister?" said the sailor uneasily.
"Yes, I read the papers. A queer
case that of Norman's death. I expect
it w.ia only rlgbt be should be strangled, seeing he killed Lady Bachel
Sandal In the aame way."
Jessop, resting his hands on the
arms of his chair, pushed It bark and
stared with a white face. "You ksow
of ,'hat?" he gasped.
"Why notP It was publicl talk in
this place over twenty years ago. X
understand you have been hereabout
for thirty years," went on Hnrd carelessly, "possibly you may recollect the
Jessop wiped his forehead. "I beard-
something about It that there lady
committed suicide they say."
"I know what they say, but I want
to know what you say."
"I won't be areked questions," shouted the captain angrily.
"Don't raise your voice," said the detective smoothly; "we may as well con
duct this conversation pleasantly."
"I don't converse no more," said Jesi
sop in a shaky voice and staggered tc
his feet rapidly growing sober under
the Influence of a deadly fear. Hurd
did not move as the man crossed the
room, but felt'if the key wss safe in
his pocket The sailor tried to open,
the door and then realized that It was
locked. He turned on hla host wltb
a volley of bad language and found.
himself facing a leveled revolver.
"Sit down," Bald Hurd quietly; "go-
back to your chair."
Jessop, with staring eyea and outspread bands, backed to the wall.
"Who are you, anyhow?" he demanded, hardly able to speak.
"Perhaps that will tell you," aaid
Hurd, and threw the warrant on the
table. Jessop staggered forward and
looked at It One glance was sufficient
to Inform him wbat It waa, and he
sank back into his cbalr with a groan,
leaving the warrant on the table.
Hurd picked It up and slipped It Into
his pocket He thought Jessop might
destroy it but then was no flght In
the mariner.
"And now that we understand one
another," said Hurd, putting away his
weapon, "I want to talk."
"Sha'n't talk," said Jessop savagely.
"Oh, yea; I think eo; otherwise I can-
make things unpleasant for you."
"You can't arrest me. I've done
"That may be so, but arrest you I
can, and I have done so now. Tomorrow morning you will go to London In
charge of a plain clothes policeman,
while I go to Stowley."
"To my crib? No, I'm' blest If you
"I Bha'n't go Immediately to your
crib," rejoined Hurd dryly, "though I
may do so later. My first visit will be
to that old pawnbroker. I think if I
describe you—and you ore rather a noticeable man, Captain Jessop—he wilt
recognize the individual who pawned'
nn opal serpent brooch wltb blm shortly after the death of Lady Rachel San.
dal. to whom the said brooch belonged."
"It's a He," said Jessop hoarsely, and
sober enough now.
"Quite so, and perhaps It Is also a
lie that a man resembling yourself
tried to get certain jewelry from a
lawyer named Pasb"—
Jessop lost his self control, which he
was trying desperately to preserve, and:
rose to his feet white faced and haggard. "Who ore yon?" he shouted,
"who are yon?"
"Doesn't the warrant tell you?" replied his companion, not at all upset.
"My name Is Billy Hnrd. I am the
detective In charge of the Norman
murder case. I've been looking for you.
for a long time, Mr. Jessop."
"I know nothing about It."
"Yes, you do; so sit down and talk
"I'll break your head!" cried the captain, swinging his huge fists.
"Try"—Hurd whipped out his revolver, but did not rise—"at the risk of
getting a bullet through you. Pshaw,,
man, don't be a fool! I'm making
things aa easy for you as possible.
Create a disturbance, and I'll band you.
over to the police. A ulght In tbe village lockup may cool your blood. Sit
down, I tell you."
Tbe sailor showed his teeth like those
of a snnrllng dog aud made as to strike
the seated detective; but suddenly
changing his mind, for be saw well'
enough In what danger bo stood, he
dropped Into his chair aud, covering
his face with his bands, groaned aloud.
Hurd put away bis revolver. "That'*
better," said he pleasantly; "take a tot-
of rum and tell me all you know."
,   "I'm Innocent," groaned Jessop.
"Every man Is Innocent until convicted by a jury," aaid Hnrd calmly.
"Consider me a jury, and I'll size up-
your case wheu I bear all. Are you
Innocent of both murders?"
"Lady Rachel committed suicide,'*'
said Jessop, raising a haggard face..
"Yes-I stick to that air. Aa to Krlll's
death In London, I didn't touch him; I
swear I didn't"
'But you saw blm on that nlgbtV
"How can you prove tbat?"
"Very simply. Norman-or Krlll If
you prefer tbe old name—took certain
Jewelry to Pasb for aafe keeping shortly before bis death. You presented to
Pash a paper, undeniably written anil
signed by the old man, saying that the
Jewelry waa to be given up to bearer.
Now, before taking the Jewelry to
Fash, Krlll could not have written that
•paper, ao you must have seen him
during the few houn whlcb elapsed,
between his visit to Paah and his.
(To be Continued).
No Liquor In Military Camps
Ottawa,—There will be no liquor nt
the military camps of instruction this
summer.    Instruction hnB been sent
out by headquarters that the order
against liquor being sold in military
camps is to be rigidly enforced.
,    There   hns   always been an   order
i against   the   selling of liquor ot the
' camps, but it haB very seldom been enforced, and ns long as the canteen sold
only  to members of the regiment it
wos not molested.   But the change has;
come.   The movement against the canteen by temperance organizations resulting in verdicts in courts against
the canteen has forced the department
to issue stringent instructions.
Mirrors, unlike some people, never
force their reflections upon us. THE REPORTER,  MICHEL.  BRITISH, COLUMBIA.
Overthrow of Abdul Hamid Believed
to be the Greatest Victory of its
Kind  in  Modern  History—Regime
was Marked    by    Bloodshed and
Tyranny—Defied  Europe  and  Decencies of International Relations
Ooiuitantinople. — Sultan      Abdul
Hamid has been deposed, putting an
end to a reign marked by bloodshed
and internal dissension and by half
a century of defying civilized Europe
and the decencies of international re-
lations.'    His brother,    Mohammed
Reschad, was immediately proclaimed
the new rulir amidst sceneB of the
wildcBt enthusiasm.      "Tyranny has
fallen;   hail  to  Reschad,"   was  the
greeting which heralded the new ruler
of Turkey from the vast throng which
surged through the streets of the cap.
New Sultan is Weak
Mohanfmed Reschad, the new suL
tan, is 66 years old, and next to the
deposed ruler the oldest inhabitant of
the house of Osman. Reschad is considered a man of weak qualities. He
has had practically no experience of
governmental affairs, and for 28 years
has been a practical prisoner in Yildiz
Kiosk, being so held in contempt hy
his astute brother that he was spared
the bowstring which the regime just
ended was the portion of younger
brothers. He left the palace recently
arid returned to Boyler Bey, his own
residence. It is conceded the new
ruler will fully accede to any demands
made on him by the Young Turks. He
lacks craftiness and has no genius for
intrigue, qualities which distinguished
Abdul Hamid. The Young Turks are
led by men of peridental training
whose views 'savor more of European
standard than Oriental.
Remarkable Event
The overthrow of Abdul Hamid's
regime' is the greatest victory of its
kind in modern history. The secret
history of Turkel is filled with the
wholesale bloodshed of* those who
presumed to criticize the sultan or his
government. In his armies spies or
agents reported every indiscreet word
or action and the fact that the Young
Turk movement flourished in spite of
all efforts to stamp it out and finally
triumphed so signally points to the
marvelous awakening of the population. When the decision of the notional assembly was conveyed to Sheik
TJ1 Islam, chief hierarch of the Moslem
faith, he decreed the sultan should be
deposed. Precautions ore being taken
to prevent an attack'on Abdul. One
of the highest leaders ' among the
Young Turks said that they would be
content to have gained a new sover
cign without meting out capital punishment to' the. former ruler, but the
younger element is not so charitable,
for they have murdered fathers and
brothers and ravished wives and sisters to avenge on the most hated man
in Europe.
Young Turks Victorious
Constantinople—The Yildiz garrison
has surrendered to the Constitutionalist forces. Sultan Abdul Hamid has
been permitted to remain within the
walls of the Yildiz Kiosk, where, in
company with his ministers, he waited
for the outcome of the struggle between his loyal troops and the army of
investment, each hour bringing to him
word of a fresh disaster. It has been
stated since victory rested with the
Constitutionalists that the Sultan himself gave orders to his men not to resist. Whether or not this iB true, it
can be safely said of tha troops within
the capital thnt they put up a stubborn resistance at all points and the
losses on "both sides are exceedingly
heavy for the length of time the en
gagement was in progress.
The representative of the commander
of the Constitutionalist forces is authority for saying that the Sultan will
be dealt with by the parliament and
there will be an adequate inquiry into
the sovereign's alleged complicity in
the recent mutiny. Up to the present
the ministry has not been dissolved,
but Constantinople and a number of
other places have been declared in a
state of siege. Martial law prevails
and while there is some uneasiness
among the people, order has been
maintained with a Strict hand.
London—The Standard's Constantinople correspondent estimates that
two thousand men were killed in the
fighting in the capital and that the
losses were heaviest'on the side of the
Constitutionalists, who did all the
attacking and who offered good targets
in the open. At the time of the surrender, the correspondent adds, the
Sultan had with him, besides the
grand vizier and the war minister,
two of the nearest heirs to the throne,
Mehmmed Reschad Effendi and Yus-
soff Issedine, whom he had detained
as hostages. It is reported from Rome
that about eighty of the Sottas and
Mollahs who took refuge in mosques
were found to be armed when they
were captured, and were placed
against the nearest wall and shot.
'    The Daylight Bill
Ottawa—The daylight saving bill
promoted by E. H. Lewis, and which
was referred to a Bpecial committee of
the house of commons, reported that
it should go into operation from the
first Sunday in April to the first Sunday in November.
Mr. Lewis announced that nineteen
boards of trade in Canada has passed
resolutions favoring the measure.
During the period mentioned it is
proposed to advance the clocks one
hour in order to gain more daylight
during working hours. It will be asked
to make the bill a government order
Lucky Canadian Editors
London.—A   sham   fight   wherein
17,000 troops will be engaged is fixed
for June 6th at Aldershot for the dele
gates to the Imperial Press conference
Branch Line to be Constructed South
from Vegreville to Cilgary
this Spring
Edmonton.—The Canadian Northern
will this spring commence the construction of a branch south from
Vegreville into Camrose and on to
Calgary, which is to connect near
Camrose with the branch from Strath,
cona. Already the railway company
has laid- down at Vegreville a large
quantity of construction material and
more is coming in all the time, and
evidently the intention is to start work
as soon as the weather proves favorable.
This will be one of the first branches
to be built by the Canadian Northern
railway under the provincial government guarantee bonds.
The line from Vegreville south has
already been laid out by surveyors and
it iB believed the railway company
have secured the right of way into
both Vegreville and Strathcona. For
some time agenta of the company at
Strathcona .have been in the field buying tltb right of -ray, and work is
about completed. The railway company have also been negotiating for
terminals at Calgary, and it is prob"
able that construction work will be
carried on out of Calgary as well as
out of Vegreville. ■
Fifty miles of this line at least will
be completed this year. The Canadian Northern have also placed surveyors in the field to run final surveys of the extension from Morinville
to Athabasca Landing, which extension will also be built under government guarantee. Trains will be run
ning over this extension within a year.
Poached in Error
Vancouver.—The Seattle halibut fishing schooner Levy Woodbury was
captured by the Dominion government
steamer Kestrel fishing for halibut in
Canadian waters off Dixon entrance
The schooner with the crew were
brought to Vancouver. The Woodbury
was fishing inside the three miles
Vancouver.—Captain Sinclair and
the crew of the captured schooner,
Chas. Levi Woodbury, left for Seattle
after leaving affidavits with TJ. S
Consul Col. West. These and an interview with the captain of the Kestrel
convince the consul that the Woodbury was undoubtedly in Canadian
water, but had drifted within the
limits unaware while trawling. He
could not understand Capt. Sinclair's
disregard of the Kestrel's warning on
the siren, except that the noise of his
own gasoline motor drowned it. He
states Sinclair undoubtedly thought-
he would be safe once outside the territory waters, whereas the Kestrel was
justified in chnsing the Woodbury to
China. The consul thinks the Dominion patrol recognizes that the
Woodbury drifted unintentionally into
the three-miles limit, and that the imposition of a fine will meet the case.
Coal Strike Spreads
Calgary.—That all the coal mines in
Alberta, with the exception of one
small one nt Frank, are now idle, is
the information brought to town by
Mr. P. L. Nnismith, manager of the
Lethbridge Collieries, who arrived here
on Saturday last. Mr. Naismith did
not feel inclined to discuss the strike
to any great extent. "Frank Sherman
has called all the men out," he said
"They are now out at Taber and every,
where else, with the exception of a
small mine at Frank, and the whole
principle involved is that of the closed
Asked as to the probability of serious tie-ups in railroading and other industries if the strike continued, he
vouchsafed only the one word, a very
decided "undoubtedly." "It means
but one thing," he averred later, "and
that is a prolonged general strike of
nil the coal miners in Alberta."
May Be Coal Shortage
Calgary.—If the present strike of
the coal miners in Alberta keeps up
for even a brief two weeks more serf,
ous results to railroading and agricultural work in the province will ensue
Already engines in the local yards are
being fired by coal briquettes, as the
supply of ordinary Steam conl is
rapidly diminishing. At Macleod the
Canadian Pacific has evidently been
preparing for a shortage, as vast heaps
of coal have been laid along the
tracks. In the opinion of the railroad
men, however, this is not sufficient to
last over two weeks. Around Leth'
bridge and all through Southern Al
bprta steam plowing outfits, with a
number of contracts on hand, will be
unable to fulfil them if the supply of
coal is not kept up,
An Interesting Wager
Omaha, Neb—The National Corn
Exposition officers in Omaha have
been notified by Col. E. J. Bell, of
Laramie, Wyo., that he has made a
wager with Western Canadian farmers
that his Wyoming farm would produce
more oats per acre than any land in
Western Canada.    ,
The wager is for $10,000 cash, and
the National Corn Exposition officials
will judge the crops. Col. Bell haB
for years made a specialty of oats.
At the head of the Canadian* who
are backing Alberta is Prof. W. H
Fairohild, of Lethbridge,  Alberta.
Mining Delegation at Ottawa
Ottawa.—Dr. R. E. Barlow, E. C
Craig, J. M. Clark and J. P. Tirrell
were a delegation representing Canadian mining interests before the commons committee on mines and minerals. They suggested thnt the administration of all mineral lands be
transferred from the department of the
interior to the department of mines
Surface rights, they argued, should be
separated from mining rights.
Invites Laurier to Come West
Ottawa—Premier Rutherford, of Alberta, is here, and will ask Laurier
and Grey to come west early in the
summer to lay the corner stone of the
new Alberta provincial buildings.
Strong  Delegation  Representing   the
Grain   Interests  of  Alberta  Wait
Upon Sir Richard Cartwright and
Make Several   Recommendations-
Possible tq   Ship    Cheaper   frorn
Vancouver than from the East
Ottawa.—A delegation   representing
the grain interests of Alberta waited
upon  Sir Richard  Cartwright     and
made a number of recommendations,
which had for their object the development of export trade from the
port of Vancouver.
The delegation was accompanied by
Premier Rutherford and the attorney
general of Alberta, Hon. Frank Oliver,
and practically all the members representing the western constituencies
also the delegation representing Saskatchewan and Manitoba grain interests, which is here to see the minister
of trade and commerce in regard to
the establishment of government ownership of terminal elevators were present.
The delegation pointed out that now
that the C. P. R. is giving lower rates
westward it was possible for grain to
be sent from Vancouver via Cape
Horn to Liverpool at an advantage
over shipments eastward. The delsga
tion therefore asked for government
owned terminal elevators at Van.
couver and for amendments to the
grain act which will make it just as
easy to ship grain westward ns eastward.
The proposed amendments inc'.UGC
organization of a new grain inspection
division to include Alberta and Sas:
katchewan under the supervision of
Dominion Inspector Home at Winnipeg-
. Sir Kichard Cartwright expressed
himself as being in sympathy with
proposals made, but he could not
promise any legislation this season
In the meantime, however, whatever
is to be done should be done in order
in council.
Will Explore Little Known Islands
Sydney, N. S. W.—Lieutenant Ernest H. Shackleton hopes to complete
tile work he has 60 far accomplished
by his expedition into the Antarctic
regions by making an exhaustive
search in the sub-arctic regions on the
homeward voyage of the Nimrod for
several islands at present of doubtful
existence. The Nimrod departs from
Sydney in ten days' time, in charge of
Capt. Davis and Lieut. Shackleton.
No one has ever landed on the Emerald, Nimrod, or Dougherty islands
which, moreover, owing to the variation of the positions, given by discoverers, are sometimes looked for in
vain. A United States exploring ex
pedition passed the supposed site of.
Emerald island in 1841 without seeing
any indication of land.
The expedition will take soundings
and collect zoological, biological and
other specimens.
To Meet Invasion of American Packers
Calgary.—P. Burns, of Burns & Co
packers, announces that the firm will
build at Vancouver a packing plant
similar to their Calgary plant, with a
capacity of 1,000 hogs daily. The firm
wi;i endeavor to supply the Western
Canadian trade, which is now largely
supplied from the United States owing
to the inability of existing plants to
cope with the demand. Burns & Co
apparently are preparing to meet the
invasion of the American packers, who
have been gradually acquiring plants
throughout the west. Business condi
tions, Mr. Burns states, in the prairie
provinces nre very prosperous, this
season witnessing a record-breaking
influx of immigrants, the majority
coming from the United 8tates.
Plan to Communicate With Mars
PariB.—Prof. W. H. Pickering's plan
of signalling Mars by a series of
mirrors was submitted to Camille
Flammarion. The proposition has the.
full approval of the eminent French
astronomer, who said: "The project
certainly is quite feasible. Signalling
with light reflectors, of course, is Hie
only practicable method of attempting to communicate with other worlds.
and Professor Pickering has very
wisely suggested July as the best time
for making the experiments. Nalur-
ally the practical details of the scheme
presented difficulties of execution, but
none should be insurmountable, especially if the $10,000,000 proposed by
Professor Pickering be placed at liis
Dissatisfaction In Samoa
Vienna—A telegram received here
from Smyrna, Asiatic Turkey, declares
that Andre Kopassis Effendi, Prince of
Samos, has been murdered. Samos is
a.Greek island off the west const "f
Asia Minor. It pays annual tribute
to Turkey and Turkey maintains
garrison there. It has been under the
protection of France, Britain nnd
Russia since 1832. The Prince of
Samos is nominated by the sultan.
He was appointed to office in 1897
There arose a serious movement
against him in May of last year, when
he was seized by the malcoritents nnd
beaten. He made his escape to the
palace and was besieged there several
days before the troops restored order.
Will  Visit  Battlefields of Russo-Japanese War and Examine Local
Defence Force In Canada
London.—Lord Kitchener will hand
over his command in India to Gen
Sir O'Moore Creagh early in August
and at once proceed to Japan. He proposes to make a long stay in that
country and will closely examine the
military neratem and army organization in time of peace. From Japan he
proposes to go to China, and he will
traverse many of the battlefields in
Manchuria, with the advantage- of
going over much of the ground with
officers who took part in the Russo-
Japanese war and who have been
placed at his disposal by the Mikado
and the Japanese government. It is
expected thnt before he concludes his
visit to Manchuria, Lord Kitchener
-will be commissioned by the war office
to return home by way of Canada in
order to examine the local defence
forces and to report to the authorities
what steps should be taken to improve
their organization and administration
and how best their training may be
Bringing in Buffalo
Edmonton.—Howard Douglas, Dominion parks commissioner, passed
through here on his way to Elk park
at Lamont, where he is making final
arrangements for the transferring of
350 buffalo to Wainwright, on the
G. T. P." These buffalo form the
greater portion of the herd now
coralled at the Elk park and will be
combined with the big herd that is to
be shipped from Montana, in the new
park at Wainwright,- which has just
been fenced and put into shape for the
reception of the animals. The buffalo
to be shipped from Elk park are now
rounded up in one corner of the park,
and corrals have been built at the
railway track of the Canadian Northern, where the animals will be entrained for Wainwright.
New Zealand and Imperial Defence
London.—Sir Joseph Ward, premier
of New Zealand, regarding the defence
conference states that the New Zealand government will favorably entertain anything that helpB to bring
about co-operation between the
Motherland and her dependencies on
the all-important matter of naval defence. Discussions are n6w in progress in official circles in London os
to the line of action to be followed
It is believed that the conference will
be held at an early date. Members of
the House of Commons are much interested in the course of negotiations
and are convinced that the result of
the conference could only be beneficial
and would enable the government next
year to bring a definite scheme before parliament.
No German Treaty
Ottawa.—In the upper house Senator
Lougheed asked what truth there was
in the report that negotiations had
been undertaken by Canada and Germany with respect to reciprocal trade
Sir Richard Cartwright said there
had been no formal negotiations, and
that any negotiations had been of a
strictly informal character.
Senator Clornn withdrew his bill to
restrict the evil of divorces or forbidding marriage for the guilty man or
woman from whom a divorce had been
granted. He said that as the senate
had recently passed a number of divorce bills this session, and as he did
not want to be responsible for contradictory legislatioi., be would withdraw
the bill and introduce it at a later
Better Conditions in Congo
Washington.—Action has been taken
by the Belgian parliament looking to
the bettering of conditions in the
Congo according to despatches re.
ceived nt the State Department from
the American minister at Brussels
Orte despatch says that there is a
strong public Bentiment in Belgium
against forced labor. A resolution has
been adopted by the parliament declaring that free recruitment Bhould
be submitted ns soon as possible for
the forced recruitment in the construe-
tion of the great lakes railway and to
reduce the length of service and better
the wages.
King's Photo for Montreal Regiment
Halifax, N. 8— Intimation has been
received that King Edward will pre>
sent the Royal Canadian regiment
with a large autographed picture of
himself. He has intimated through
his private secretary that the prosentn
tion will give him a great deal of
pleasure because of bis admiration of
the Canadian soldiery.
The picture is expected here shortly,
and will probably be placed in the
officers' mess building at Wellington
Delegates to Imperial Congress
Toronto.—The Canadian Manufactur-
ers' association delegates to the
seventh annual congress of chambers
of the empire in Sydney, Australia, in
September, will be John Hendry, ol
Vancouver; Harry Cockshutt, of
Brantford; Col. Burland and G. E
Drummond, of Montreal. Resolutions
favoring reciprocal trade within the
empire and a uniform system of
weights and measures will ' be submitted.
Advice to Emigrants
London—At the Imperial Colonial
club, Prof. W. L. Grant, of Oxford
lecturing on "An Englishman in
Canada," said the Canadians were
getting over the remittance mon idea
and 05 per cent, of the emigrants did
well. The failures were mostly Londoners, however, who drifted to the
towns, the result being that a certain
number of the city men looked on all
the English as unemployables. Tbe
emigrant should endeavor not to boast
so much about the old country as to
understand the new country.
Proprietary Medicine Stamps
Ottawa.—An order in council hns
been passed extending for one month,
or till May 15, the date to which small
stamps will be issued by the department of inland revenue to be placed
on packages ot medicines manufactured prior to April 1, as provided
for in the new proprietary medicines
Payne Tariff   Provides   for   Reprisal
for Discrimination Against the
United States
London, Eng.—Authoritative information received in London indicates the
decisive attitude the United States intends to adopt towards Canada under
the Payne tariff. The tariff will prob-
ably be adopted about the end of May
Canada will then be given a definite,
period, the bill iii its present shape
snys one year, in which to decide
whether to grant the States an intermediate tariff* or to come under the
maximum States' tariff. This is not
because, of the Canadian preference to
Great Britain, but because of the
Franco-Canadian treaty, which, by
granting France an intermediate tariff
and special concessions, brings Canada under the Payne clause extending
the maximum schedule to any country which discriminates against the
Canadian Northern Busy In B. C.
Vancouver.—No less than five engineering parties of the Canadian
Northern railway are between the present terminus, 30 miles west of Edmonton, and Vanoouver and New Westminster. Two of them will work from
the prairie to the summit of the
Rockies, while the other three outfits
will be employed in British Columbia.
Kamloops will be the base of engineers at work on this side of the
mountains. Over $8,000 worth of supplies purchased from Vancouver
wholesale houses were shipped there
Three parties now being organized
at Kamloops will take the field next
week. These will comprise about forty
Interdicts' Photo Gallery in Saloons
Boston.—Every saloon will soon have
a private drinkers' gallery. In it will
be photographs of those to whom
liquor no longer may be sold. The
Massachusetts house of representatives
passed measures providing for the gallery. It provides that when a person
reaches a stage of unconviviality
where his thirst gets him into disgrace, a notification that he can no
longer buy liquor must be accompanied by a picture or some other sufficient means of identification. On a
rising vote the measure passed to be
engrossed, 85 to 48.
Labor Department
Ottawa.—Sir Wilfrid Laurier has
given formal notice of his proposed
resolution providing for the establishment of a department of labor as a
separate department of the civil service, with a minister in charge at a
salary of seven thousand dollars per
annum. The resolution provides for
only two additions to the present etoff
of the department, one thousand dollar clerkship and. a private secretary
to the minister at six hundred dollars
per annum.
Castro's Money Buried In Venezuela
Caracas, Venezuela.—It is jiorsist-
ently reported here that Ciprano Castro left a fortune in gold buried in
Caracas. If this is so, it explains
Castro's lack of funds and his anxiety
to get bnck to Venezuela. Negotiations
have been begun between the Venezuelan government and a representative of the Ethilburgs Syndicate oi
London, for a settlement of the disputes.
'Quake In Portugal
London.—A despatch from Lisbon
says a number of earthquakes have occurred there and throughout Portugal
Much damage is reported, but no lives
were lost. The king wns prominent in
reassuring the people. It is believed
the whole Iberian peninsula experienced a shock. There are no details as
yet from the interior.
Bank Balances Bill
Ottawa.—In the house, Samuel
Sharpe, of North Ontario, introduced a
bill to amend the bunk act to provide
that unclaimed halunces which remain
in the banks for over six years be
transferred to the custody of the government.
Rev. J. 8. Ferguson in Turkey
Calgary.—For eight years the Rev
J. 8. Ferguson was a Presbyterian
pastor at Didsbury, Alta., and wa.»
afterwards sent by the American Presbyterian mission board to take . up
work in Turkey, and at Inst account*
he and Mrs. FcrgiiBon were in Ismnot
Turkey-in-Asin. Considerable nnxiety
is felt among their friends in Alberta.
What Was Our Crop ?
London.—Notwithstanding the olfi.
rial information furnished by tho de.
pnrtmont of trade and commerce of
Canada, and published in the press
here thnt the Canadian wheat crop of
1908 was 127,000,000 bushels, the Millers' Gazette maintains it was only
116,000,000 bushels..
An Englishman's View
London.—C. G. Murray, lecturing on
Soutli African union before the Royal
Society of Arts, said he found that
Canada's rncinl question, which appeared to exceed anything ever wit-
nessed in Soutli Africa, had become n
matter ol history, bids fair to be still
Winnipeg Professors to Retire
Winnipeg—Rev. Dr. Brycc and Dr
Hart, professors in Manitoba (Presbyterian) college, will shortly retire,
Tliey are both well up ill years and
will mnke way for younger men.
Considered that Liberal Provision
Should at Once be Made for tha In
struction of Canadian Mariners in
Seamanship and Navigation—Insti-
. tution Should be Established in
Canada for Higher Training
Ottawa.—A debate in the senate
which excited considerable interest,
was on the note of the Hon. G. W
Ross, to the effect that liberal pro
vision should at ortce be made for the
instruction of Canadian mariners in
seamanship and navigation, with a
view to the development of the ship,
ping interests of Canada and if need
be the protection of Canada's com.
merce in coast waters and on the high
He was glad to see that both Bides
were agreed on the question of naval.
defense during the recent discussion
in the house of commons, and it was
gratifying to note that the British
press approved of the position taken
by Canada. Canada at present was
making only meagre provision for the
education of her 71,000 seamen. 'Canada was spending about seven millions'
a year on military services and he
thought that a point had been reached
where a halt should be called and
something done for the sea forces. As
far as lie could see, not a thousand
dollars a year was now being so spent
He thought the annual loss of life at
sea could be reduced if the men were
better trained. An institution for the
higher training of naval officers should,
be established in Canada.
Senator Power complimented Senator Kosb on his speech, bnt thought
that he should not press his motion
but have it referred to a committee.
Senator Domville thought that if the
six million people of Canada were an.
nually to give a dollar each, it would
help. Great Britain was looking to
After Senators Ferguson and Ellis
had spoken, Sir Richard Cartwright
pointed out that the resolution would
involve a large expenditure of money
and that it should receive serious consideration. The government intend
consulting with the imperial authorities, ond in the meantime he thought
the resolution should not be pressed.
Senator Lougheed expressed the
opinion that the resolution wns too
indefinite, nnd Senator Ross agreed to
withdraw it.
Alberta Horses Beat in tho World
Calgary—According to B. W. Kin-
soy, a big horse dealer of Mackinaw
111., the Alberta horses ore the best
farm and general purpose horses that
can he obtained. The Alberta horse
has always a market, and are easier to'
sell than any of the others.
Writing to the board of trade, Mr
Kinsey says:—
"I desire to purchase large quanti'
ties of Alberta ranch horses in bunches
of twenty or thirty, and would be glad
to get-in advance names and addresses-
of Alberta breeders. We find Alberta
horses of about 1,300 or 1,400 pounds
arc tbe best and made good farm and
general purpose, horses, and there is
always a good demand for the Alberta
Kootenay Railway Bill
Ottawa—Belore the railway commit-,
tec, W. E. Knowlcs presented a bill
incorporating the Kootenay and Alberta Railway company to build n
line of railway (1) From a point on
the main lino of the C. P. R. between
Pincher and Cowley stations, in Alberta, westerly through the North
Kootenay Pass and southerly along
the volley of the Flathead river in
British Columbia to the international
boundary, and (2) from n point be^
tween Pincher and Cowley stations,
easterly nnd southerly through tho
town ot Pincher Creek, Fishbourn settlement, CardBton nnd along the volley
ol Lees Creek to Coutts on the international boundary. The bill was reported.
Twice Read of His Own Death
Edmonton—Long since thought
dead by hiB ninny old friends in tho
northwest, and having bad the unique
experience of hnving twice rend liis
own obituary notice, Dr. Baldwin,
one of the oldest old-timers of the
Edmonton district, nnd for ycnrB
medical officer in the Royal Northwest
Mounted Police, bus returned to the
city after nn absence of twelve years,
nnd is treating his old ohums to a
startling surprise.
Preference Offered Canada
London.—In tbe House of Commons
Col. Sceley slated that, the combined
court of British Guinea reccntlv
passed a resolution in favor of preference, especially to Canada. Pending
the appointment of n royal commission
of trade between Canada and the West
Indies the government will not tnke
steps in the matter.
New High School for Edmonton
Edmonton.—The public school bonrd
hns decided to erect a new high school
to cost over $100,000. It will be tho
finest high school building in Western
Canada. Tenders for construction will
be advertised in the Winnipeg papers
Disestablishing Anglican Church
!   London—Tiie   long   promised   bill
for the disestablishment of the Angli-
j can church in Wales hns been intro-
jduced in the House of Commons by
Premier Asquith.
Choir Invited to Canada
London.—Dr. R. A. E. Harris has
given a formal invitntion to the Leeds
choir to visit Canada next spring.
Kaiser to Entertain King
Corfu.—The German emperor has extended nn invitation to King Edward
and Queen Alexandra to visit him at
Yaks as an Experiment
St. Jobn, N. B—Five Yaks, sent by
Ernest Scion Thompson from England
to the Canadian Agricultural depart,
ment as an experiment, arrived on the
Montezuma and will be sent west immediately.
To Prevent Insurance Speculation
London.—Winston Churchill bos introduced a bill in the House of, Commons prohibiting gambling in marine
insurance in which sea disasters profit
[When Betty
Was Lost.
Copyrighted,   1909,   by   Associated
Literary Press.
Strang, sitting in his big touring car,
watched with lazy Interest tbe tiny
figure of the child tolling up the bill.
He waa fond of children, all sorts and
varieties, but there was an elfin daintiness abont this Independent young
wayfarer that appealed most particularly to him.
She could not be more than five, yet
she carried herself with a knowing little air that belled her timid eyes and
ber rosy, quivering mouth, while ber
smart frock and fetching hat indicated
comfortable circumstances.
He forgot that Danvers was half an
hour late for their appointment. He
even neglected to think about a certain
Blrl whose Image for the past week
bad filled bis thoughts almost constantly.
To his dismay, as the child was opposite bim she sat down upon tbe
steps of a high stooped house and began to cry, not loudly and with a wild
display of grief, but quietly, as if she
sought to keep back the tears that
trickled down her cheeks.
In an Instant Strang was out of tbe
car and knelt on the stoop beside ber,
seeking to learn the cause of her grief.
•'I guess I'm losted," was the plaintive reply, "an' there Isn't sny policeman to find me."
"Perhaps I'm as good as a policeman," be suggested as, with a shudder, he thought of this dainty child's
spending the day In some dingy police
station. "How were you lost, and
where do you live?"
"I was wl' muwer," was the halting
explanation. "Sbe corned In on the
trolley, an' when we changed I was
lasted, an' then I tried to find Aunt
Molllc's, an' I guess she's losted too. I
can't find her either."
"Where do you live? In the country?" he asked hopefully. If they
used any particular trolley It might be
easy to trace her people.
"On the gween trolley," assented the
child. "We live way out most to
where they stop."
"I guess we can find you then," declared Sidney cheerfully. "You jump
into my car and I'll take you out
BIOt-fR   DIOIDKD   THAT   81(1   WAS    THE
along the line. We're sure to see tbe
place tben. Ia your bouse right on the
lino of the cars?"
"No, we has to walk a dood lot," said
the child.
"But you'll remember tbe corner
where you took the car?" urged
Strang. And* tbls time she nodded ah
Only one suburban tine boasted
green cars. .These ran out to Mount
Holly, a distance of eighteen miles.
By following along tbe road, which
for the greater part of tbe way paralleled the tracks, he probably would
enable the cfclld to get her bearings.
She was old enough to recognize a
familiar neighborhood even if sbe wns
too young to be able to call the
suburb by iinmc.
He made her comfortable In tbe seat
beside him, and presently they were
whizzing through the side streets toward the open country, Sidney forgot
all about the belated Danvers, but he
could not qnlte forget about the girl
who had been haunting his memory.
As tbey rushed along her image came
back afresh to him
Somehow the child with her flowerlike face reminded blm tantalizlugly
of that older girl whom he had seen
sitting In a box at the theater a week
Strang had questioned several of his
friends between acts, but no one seemed to know her, and be bad spent his
leisure time since then In trying to
Cud some trace of her.
He was not permitted to enjoy his
tbougbts long, for tbe child soon forgot ber troubles In the delight of riding, and ber very evident pleasure delighted Sidney, who even dared arrest
to let the speed out another notch
when the child begged to go faster.
But when tbey had come to the end
of tbe Hue and she had not recognized
any familiar landmark the situation
turned serious.
.Perhaps   even   now   a   hysterical
mother might be clamoring at tbe police station for her child, aud u general ulurui scut out at once might
cause blm to be apprehended. With
an anxious face he turued to the child
for a suggestion, and the self possessed little one promptly replied:
"We might look for Aunt Mollie.
She lives close where you found me.
She cau tell where 1 live. 11' you stop
where the cars stop you can get to
ber place from there.''
Siduey Strang accepted the suggestion thankfully, aud after treating the
shivering child to hot soda he headed
the car for town.
He sent it ulong nt the best speed
limit, wondering how he would explain tbls senilabductlon should the
police have been warned. ,
He breathed more freely when tbej
entered the city again, and presently
they were at the transfer point for
suburban trolleys. From her sent in
the car the child seemed able to pick
up ber laudmurks, and presently, sighing witb regret, she pointed to a house
which she declared to be her aunt's.
Sidney drew to tbe curb and alighted
to lift the little traveler down.
"it was a terrible nice ride," she declared. "1 wlsut 1 lived miles an'
miles an' miles away."
Sidney scarcely echoed tbe wish, but
be putted the cheek that was offered
for bis caress and turned to climb into
the car. i
At this Instant he heard an exclamation of surprise aud turued to look into
the glowing eyes of the rosy girl he
wanted to know, the girl of the box
She had caught the child up in ber
arms, laughing and crying simultaneously. Sidney decided tbat she was
the "Aunt Mollie" for whom they had
searched and raised his bat
"The kiddie lost her way," he ex-'
plained. "I ran out to Mount Holly In
tbe hope thnt she might he able to locate her borne, but the effort was unavailing, and at last she remembered
that she could find ber way from the
transfer station to your bouse."
"LoBt!" The girl laughed nervously.
"Betty," she added, "do you mean to
say that you made this gentleman
lake you out to Mount Holly?"
The child nodded ber bend and looked fearlessly at tbe other girl,
"Betty bas a passion for nutomobll-
lng." she added. "Father has an inexplicable fear of it and will not have a
car, so I suppose that she took this
means'of obtaining a ride, the scheming little puss. Sbe shall be punished
nnd put to bed. Sbe doesn't live in tbe
country. Our home is just around the
"Betty went out to play with a little
friend, and not until the other little
girl came to ask where she wns did
we realize that sbe was not safe at tbe
Rawlings home.
"Jimmle Rnwlings?" asked Sidney
quickly. "Jim.nnd 1 are great friends.
May I ask him to bring me tq call,
some time? Tben I might bitve un excuse for taking Betty for a ride without tempting her to get lost on her
own doorstep. It was just around tbe
corner that I found her."
"She deserves uo more rides," was
the severe declaration, but Sidney offered nn emphatic negative.
"I shall feel tbat Bhe deserves many
rides," he declared boldly, "If you will
act as ber chaperon,"
The pretty girl flushed, but a glance
at the eager face of the child decided
her. '
"Ask Mr. Rawlings to bring you
over," she consented. "I nin Alice
Faklns. by the way, and I am sure
that Betty—and I—will he very glad to
go riding."
"I'll come tomorrow." promised Sidney as he climbed Into tbe car. Tbeh
as he rolled down the street be assured himself tbat Betty should be
forgiven nnd have a dally ride, for she
had found for him the girl of girls.
Changed Her Name.
Mrs. Plgg, a very charming and vivacious widow, called on a legal friend
of hers, a widower, to consult blm on
a matter of interest to ber.
"You know, sir," she sold to blm,
"that when the late Mr. Plgg died be
left me all bis fortune, much to my
satisfaction, of course, but he handicapped It with the name of 1'igg,
which I must say 1 don't like."
"Well," ventured tbe lawyer, "I presume a handsome woman Isn't especially complimented by being left a
"I should say not," she laughed.
"Now. what 1 came to see you about
was whether or not I must execute
what you call a deed poll to get It
"Dm—er." he hesitated, ns If wrestling with n great Ipgai problem-"um
—er—yes, but nn easier way Is to apply to a parson, and I'll pay all the expenses myself."
It was sudden, but a widow Is never
caught nnpplng. ant she appointed
thut evening for another consultation.
The Miserable Moors.
The lives lived by the Moors are
without perhaps any exception. the
most precarious and miserable that
can be Imagined. The poor man Is
thrown Into prison for sums he never
possessed and can never pay, the rich
to be squeezed of all he possesses,
while those only can hope to escape
who are members of families sufficiently powerful to arouse the fenrs of
the local governor should he attempt
extortion nnd not sufficiently powerful
to stir up the avarice of the sultan.
Even the governors of the provinces
suffer themselves as they make others
suffer, for just ns they squeeze the
agriculturist and the peasant so are
they In turn squeezed hy tbe sultan
and his viziers, and, should they fall
hy constant presents tn maintain a
good opinion at the court, tbey can
expect only imprisonment and' often
death.—Blackwood's Magazine.
Chief Whipper-in of the Unionist
Party In the British House oi
.Commons Is a Famous Huntsman
and a More Famous Handler of
Men When Divisions Make Things
Exciting In Parliament.
A tall, soldierly-looking English
gentleman, with ruddy-pink face
bristling moustache, and kindly eyes;
an active cavalryman of fifty-five,
with hair parted in the middle, the
Blightost possible stoop in the shoulders, the quiet air of a man of the
world, a cultured voice, a way of
flitting in and out unobtusively from
behind the Speaker's chair, or of
stepping in to survey his men—and
his opponents—from the swinging
doors of the Bar of the House—such
is Sir Alexander Acland-Hood, M.P,
Chief Unionist Whip,
• The fox—or the man—needs be sly
indeed to escape the Vigilant eye of
this man with the fine red tan in his
face and the ever-alert brain in his
smallish,, well-poised head.
' The great art of the party Whip
is to bo able to whip a listless M.P.
into due attendance at critical or
important times without letting him
know he is being whipped in. At
this Sir Alexander . Acland-Hood is
a past-master. It has been said of
him, and notably when he was holding Mr. Balfour's tired forces together in the-critical days and nights
of J906, that he can scent a Unionist
M.P. anywhere within a five-mile ra-
diuB of Westminster.
Fighting son of a fighting family.
Sir Alexander has fought foes abroad,
fire in the precincts of the Tower,
and crises at Westminster. Born'in
1863, son and grandson of M.P.'s,
educated at Eton and Oxford, he
entered the army in 1876. He served
with the 1st Dragoon Guards and
the Grenadiers, and went right
through the Egyptian campaign. Out
of the war he brought a medal with
clasp, the Fifth Class of the Med-
jidie, the Bronze Star, much honor,
and other marks of it.
. The year 1885 found the present
political Whip in command of a
body of troops fighting the lire that
threatened the Tower of Londo"n.
He won.
After Balliol, Sandhurst and Egypt,
this tall, fierce-moustached soldier
and gentleman went out to Australia
as aide-de-camp to the governor-
general—a rich succession of trainings for on Imperial Whip. Then he
came in for the family estates down
in the West Country, to ride hard
across great open stretches and
range over a constituency forty-five
miles wide, and store up new
strength for severe yet delicate work
at Westminster.
Here is a typical "day" of Sir
Alexander when his party is in power.
He is at the Whip's office, a drab
corner of drab-looking Downing street,
hy eleven or half-past to tackle the
problems that bristle in the correspondence of tho chief Government
Whip, a "Patronage Secretary to the
Treasury." Then through a labyrinth or two with the Prime Minister
and a quick lunch and a long stride
across to the House by a quarter to
Ho walks in from behind the
Speaker's chair with a swift glance
of the eye at his cohorts on the green
benches. He speaks seldom. He
thinks much. His eye can take in
as many men with a glance as some
people's can with a long stare. He
has only strolled in with his hands
on his hips, with an air of leisurely
carelessness. But he is neither
leisurely nor careless.
"The worst of.it is," said a young
Unionist one day* "Acland-Hood cannot only see who's there, but also
who's away."
So. noting absentees, noting the
t-"*d of the night, focussing in his
i .d eve the possibilities of the sit-
tintr. the tall cavalryman with the
bristling moustache will work on
until midnight and after.
What pressure there was on Sir
Alexander's brain and nerves during
that remarkable last session of the
Premiership of Mr. Arthur Balfour,
and how night after night—nay, hour
by hour—he out-manoeuvred in House
and division lobby the guerilla warfare carried on by the Radical
marauders under Messrs. . Lloyd-
George and Churchill, no one will
'fully know. Now arid then, I am
told, Sir Alexander spoke here and
there to a laggard Conservative in
a way that brought him up to duty
with a violent turn. But it wns good
for them all. And in a long period
of party danger Sir Alexander averted defeat.
He discovered thnt the Liberals
had a subtle plan. They had arranged to lull the Unionists into a sort
of false security by drawing off a lot
of their men and letting the Unionists have large majorities on the
various divisions during the early
part of the evening, and then crowding them out by stealth all of a sudden in a later division. Forty-five
Radical M.P.'s were cooped up in
one house hard by, all ready to be
let loose at a signal. They chuckled
with delight over the coming discomfiture of Mr. Balfour.
But they reckoned without Sir
Alexander. He whipped in his scattered battalions, keeping a respectable
number of hiB merry men out of the
debating chamber. So division after
division was called, and .again and
again the Unionists got their small
but solid majorities. At length, pale,
dispirited, and weary, the Radicals
watched the hands of the clock crnwl
to forty-thirty, and heard the sounds
of waking life stirring the metropolis,
and Sir Alexander still had his devoted corps ready for anything. So
the Radicals muttered and went to
Sir Alexander Acland-Hood not
enly is, but looks, the Imperial Whip.
How Eton Schoolboys Collected Funds
,on Whltsun Tuesday.
Nothing is. now. Even the "tag
dny," which has swept through the
lend, gathering in its hosts of contributions, bears many of the marks
of the old "montem" of Eton fame.
This time-honored custom of. the
great English public school, died out
or was suppressed some 60 odd yearB
ago, yet the modern "hold-up" has
its protqtype in the method of getting money practiced by the "col-
lecers" and "oppidians of Eton.
Arthur Dnke Coleridge giveB an account of montem in his "Eton in the
The origin of montem is buried in
oblivion. The first • accounts of its
p-nctice date back to the time of
Henrv VIII. Its obiect wos to gather
contributions to aid the lucky "col-
leper" who led his class, and who was
milled ''captain of montem;" The
"collegers" of Eton are the Btudents
preparing for King's College on the
foundation established by tbe royal
endow1*"* of the school.
On Whitsun Tuesday the boys of
the school, dressed in picturesque
costumes, . formed a procession * to
escort the heroes of the dny.. The
chief hero was, of course, the montem captain, whose election had
taken place 12 days before in the
evening of "Montem Sure Night."
To him all the funds collected through
ninntem day were given.
It was in the gathering of these
funds that we can Bee the' trace of
resemblance to the modern tag day.
Certain boys were chosen tls collectors; two Of.these were called "salt
bearers" and commanded a force of
12 boys called "runners." All were
dressed in gay, and often beautiful,
costumes. Each boy carried a painted staff and a satin money bag, and
was stationed on some point of the
road with orders to demand of every
passerby a toll of money.
In olden times a pinch of salt was
given as a receipt for every tax thus
levied; in later years a ticket was
given instead, and the money itself
was called "salt."
The two salt bearers had the more
dignified duty of collecting from the
college authorities and guests. Each
of the 12 runners was accompanied
to his post by a hired attendant, who
was armed. Such precaution, was
necessary, especially for the boys
stationed at any distance from the
college, for such a runner might be
in possession of several hundred
pounds before the day was over.
An average day's collection amount-"
ed to $6,000 or more. This was all
turned over to the captain of montem. Out of this the favored one had
to pay for a breakfast for the first
100 boys, and a dinner for the whole
school. If the captain did not happen
to be entirely popular, these meals
were made as expensive as possible
by the boys through wilful breakage
of dishes and recklessness of waste.
Besides these expenses, the captains
had^to:pay the salt bearers and runners and their attendants. Often it
war. anything but n large portion o'
ibe sum which finally found its way
to the captain's pocket.
Montem is now forgotten save by
the oldest Etoninn. The spirit of the
ndvanced age called more ond more
loudly that it involved a great waste
of time and money. One of the
strokes which killed the custom was
the opening of a railway that
brought a promiscuous crowd of
spectators—a gathering impossible to
John Murphy Claims a Distinction
'Over Which There It Dispute.
There is considerable dispute over
who was the first white male child
born in Ottawa. Among some three
or four who claim that distinction is
John Murphy, of Kemptville, Ont.
Mr. Murphy was   born   in Ottawa,
then By-Town, April'2, 1827. At that
time, according to Mr. Murphy's parents, there were only two houses in
the place, the. Government commissary, in which supplies were kept,
and the house occupied by Col. By,
on Major Hill, who waB then superintending the construction of the Ri-
deau canal. Col and Lady By offered
the mother of our subject 300 acres
of land which is now the heart of the
city of Ottawa, 100 for herself snd
100 acres each for her two sons. As
the land was no good for agricultural
purposes the Murphy family declined
the offer and moved to Kemptville,
then known as the "Branch."
In the year 1851 Mr. Murphy married Miss Margaret O'Connor of Oxford, who died twenty years ago. They
had a family of 12 children, six of
whom aro still living Mr. Murphy
tells many entertaining stories of the
hardships and privations of the early
settlers in the Kemptville district.
Those were the days when the people were visited by priests and ministers only two or three times n year,
and when churches were built in
Kemptville the iarmers came Sunday
in ox-carts and on foot. Justice wiu
administered by u court of request.
Hon.   David   Laird   Has  Been  Chief
Advisers of the Indians.
:Hon. David Laird, who has recently arrived in Ottawa to fill a position
in the Indian Department of an advisory character, was until recently
Indian Commissioner in Winnipeg.
The office there has been abolished.
Mr. Laird is a man with a history.
He was Premier of Prince Edward Island before entering the Cabinet as
the first Minister of tho Interior in
the Mackenzie Government in 1874.
In 1876 he resigned to become Indian
Commissioner, with headquarters at
Battleford, at that time the capital
of the Northwest. When the Macdon-
ald Government took office, his position was givon to Mr: Dewdney, and
Mr. Laird returned to Prince Edward
Island. After tho Laurier Government was returned Mr. Laird was appointed to his old position as Indian
Commissioner, with headquarters in
Winnipeg. Mr. Laird had met all the
gfeat Indian chiefs while engaged in
treaty-making. Big Bear was olwayB
a sulky customer to deal with, but
had it not been for Riel there \jfould
have been no Indian rising. Although many of the more famous
chiefs hnd passed away before the offices were moved to Winnipeg, most
of the chiefs of Manitoba, nnd some
from the farther west, had been visitors in the Winnipeg offices during
the past ten years, wnpn they came
with due ceremony and dignity to
pow-pow with the Great White Chief
concerning the affairs of their people.
The removal of the offices will take
away something that iB dear to the
Indian's heart—the privilege of access
to the White Chief who is set over
them, and to whom they may come
with their troubles knowing that justice will be done them. Mr. Laird
does not believe that the Indian
tribes of Canada are tieing decimated.
The old plains tribes, the buffalo
hunters of a by-gone day, may be exceptions, he thinks, but the tribes
who hove lived in the wooded lake
coqntry are holding their own or increasing, and contact with the whites
is not producing ill effects, as is oftentimes contended.
The plains Indians were used to
onen-oir life and to rigors of the
chase. Civilization has made them
lnzv ond shiftless, and without their
plains to roam at will and lacking
tbe stern necessity of hunger to drive
them to the chase, they have suffered
from want of exercise. Improper
clothing nnd ignorant application of
some of the softening influences of
the white man hnve caused them to
fall victims to disease and tuberculosis and other ailments are taking
them off. Among the Western hands
there is some mortality, perhr.ns due
to confinement, but on the whole they
are doing well.
Fabulously Rich Country.
Inspector Peletier, of the Royal
Northwest Mounted Police, is now
preparing a report, for the authorities
at Ottawa, on his recent ten months'
patrol through the unknown districts
around tbe west coast of Hudson
Bay. Although he is very reticent on
the subject he has admitted enough
to let it be known that the country
through which he traveled is fabulously rich in many kinds of minerals. If the country is half as rich as
the inspector states, northern Canada
will see a rush of prospectors during
the present year which has never
hefore been equalled on the American oontinent. At present the, great
drawback to these mineral deposits
is total lack of railroad transportation, but within a lew days, the
Grand Trunk Pacific will start work
on its branch line, northwards from
Melville, Sask., which will run
through the heart of this rich mineral
Melville will be the starting point
for the rush of prospectors into the
Hudson Bay country. At that town
they will assemble and outfit for their
trips into the northland, coming
from all'corners of the continent to
be taken north by the Grand Trunk'
Pacific line- to Hudson Bay.
However, the rush will begin as
soon as the details of Inspector
Peletier's report are made public, so
those who wish to get in first will
have to endure many hardships over
unbroken trails, but returning they
will be able to travel in style in a
Pullman car if. they so desire.
Western Canada has seen many
mineral rushes in the past but. the
rush to the Hudson Bay country
will be the greatest of them all. That
the country to the north of civilization is rich In minerals geologists
have admitted for years past, but the
report now being . prepared by Inspector Peletier will give information
sufficiently* definite to make a prospecting trip into the country a profitable venture.
Billiard Champion's End.
William Jex, who was once the
champion billiard player of Canada,
died suddenly in the Toronto jail a
few days ago. He was serving a 30-
day sentence for being drunk, and
though he hud complained of "feeling
grippy" and had been under medical
treatment for a few days, nothing remarkable was noticed in his condition when he retired at 8 o'clock the
night before. At 1 a.m., however,
when the Watchman was making Mb
rounds, he found Jex dead.
Little is known of Jex's relatives
or friends, and little is known as to
his family connections in billiard
and pool circles, although he himself
was known by reputation throughout
all parts of Canada. He came from
Cobourg. This was the fourth 30-day
sentence he served in the Toronto
jail in the past yoar. He came in the
lust time March 15, claiming no address and no occupation. On Dec. 12
last, however, he had told the authorities he wbb a bartender from Cobalt.   He was 63 years of age.
History From Cornerstone.
The historic old cathedral of St.
Boniface is being torn down, and. in
the crnerstone, laid awny back In
1862, documents of great historical
value to the present dny hove been
discovered in a perfect state of preservation. One of these is a closely-
wri'ten history of Catholic missions,
signed nnd sealed by His Grace Archbishop Tacho.
Man Who Devoted Hit Life to the
Unfortunates on Tracadie Island
Discovered a Specific for Disease In
Its Earlier Stages — Had to Live
Away From His Family for Years
—Plague Was Brought by Sailors.
TJiere is reported from Tracadie,
New Brunswick, the saddest spot in
[all Canada, be it bright or be it dull,
.be there sunshine or be there rain,
the'death of Dr. A. C. Smith, Govern-
.rnent superintendent of leprosy.
, There, where the mighty waves of
the Atlantic, driven by the winds into
the Gulf of St. Lawrence rumble and
roar on the beach, and where are confined the outcasts of Canada, Dr.
Smith gave up his life to his fellow-
There I, met him just ten years ago,
living apart from his family for fear
of contagion, and thinking of nothing,
but to alleviate the sufferings of the
unfortunates under his care, and to
find, if possible, a specific that would,
cure those stricken down by the terrible disease.
Modest and unassuming, he was little heard of in the outside world, but
the work he did waB as difficult, as
soul-trying, and as great as that of
the celebrated and sainted Father
Damien, if not greater, for when he
died he had discovered a specific and
a method which would' cure the terrible disease in the first stages, and
that he had cured at least one woman who shortly will be allowed to
leave that tomb of the living, the
Government lazaretto.
Of rough professional exterior, but
of treat heart and the kindest of natures, his unfortunate charges worshipped him. Yet even at that time,
ten years ago, he never ^bought that
he, apparently rugged and Strong as
the proverbial bull, would' escape entirely unBoathed. Not that he really
thought he would ever exhibit the
disgusting symptoms so common in
the lazaretto, but he imagined he
would die some time like so many
of the devoted nuns who nurse the
inmates day after day, wasting away
slowly from that intangible disease
which has never been properly diagnosed.
And yet he sometimes thought ol
the horrible alternative, for he told
me before parting: "Perhaps .some
day I may feel it my duty to confine
myself within' those walls," pointing
to the gray stone building, "as a
living danger to the community. If
I do, you will write me occasionally,
won't you?"
I promised, but the dread word never came, and now he is gone, full of
yearB, but little known for the magnificent work he did. He leaves behind him a wife und two children,
and, what is more, a complete record
of every family in which leprosy ever
'existed and may occur again,' and a
system which, aided by the remedies'
he. bus so successfully tried, should
result in stamping out the dread
soor .3 forever.
This woman he cured had not in-
herited-the disense, but had caught it
from a leprous relative, whoBe ailment Bhe had hidden. She was ire
the lazaretto for some six years, and'
although the doctor was convinced
thnt she was cured last year he decided to keep her under, close surveillance another twelve months, to
make sure the dreaded symptoms did
not return.
The doctor's predecessor died from
a wound inflicted by his. own scalp"!
after performing an autopsy on tin-
body of an inmate, in the hope that
he also might discover something
that would lead to a remedy, and Dr.
Smith's successor will indeed have to-
be a courageous man.
i The Province of New Brunswick, a
province which a kind Providence
has provided with all possible blessings, a province which iB a veritable
sportsman's paradise, has for years:
been cursed with the curse of leprosy.
How it came, where it came from,
is merely a matter oi tradition, ard
tradition tells, how, some ninety
years ago, two unclean sailors from
the Levant were cast upon the Gulf
shore at Caraquet. The kind-heart"*!
Aoadians, not knowing what.a terrible-
thing they took among them, clothed
and fed them, but when, during the-
next summer the sailors went to
parts unknown, they left the seeds
of the terrible disease behind them.
Two young women who washed their
-clothes,    first   absorbed    the    dreed
Serms. They married, and had chil-
ren, and their children married and,
multiplied, and then, all Of a sudden, the evil, which had lain dormant
'for years, made itself known with a
[vengeance, and thrived and scarred
and tortured, and will go on thriving
land killing till the descendants of
[these unfortunate girls have died out.
Some fifty years ago the Canadian
Government began to take steps to
crush out the disease, and prevent
its spread. At first these efforts, like
the medical science of that time, in
the matter of strange diseases, were-
crude, and more or less inhuman,.but
gradually improvements were made,
land at present not only do the unfortunate unclean receive the best of
[treatment, but the disease is being
;gradually stamped out. Strange to
isay, the people of this village of Tra-
loadie, where the leper lazaretto ia
'situated, and the people of the surrounding country, do not seem to'
Imind the disease in the least, Fam-
[iliarity in this cose has bred contempt
[with a vengeunce. It iB true they do-
[not go hear the lazaretto, or inside
of its grounds, unless it is absolutely
[necessary, but the idea of possible
contagion or infection docs not seem
to enter their mind, and at the same-
time they are fully aware that
through that part of the province
there are scores of families whioh are-
subject 'o the evil, yet men ond women will marry members of these-
families, and take their chances. Another thing, which never seems to
trouble them, is the possibility of
contagion by menns of bites from in-
sectB. This is one of the greatest rMf-
'flculties with which physicians inter-
«sted in the disease have hud to contend. THE REPORTER, MICHEL,  BRITISH COLUMBIA.
Tells of tbe Remarkable Cure Dr. Williams
Pink Pills Wrought in Her Case-
Had Undergone Four Operations: Without Help
When women approach that critical
period in their lives known as the
turn of life, they do so with a feeling of apprehension and uncertainty'
lor in the manner in which they pass
that crisis determines the health of
their after life. During this most
important time in the life of a
woman, her whole aim should be to
build up and strengthen her system
to meet the unusual demands upon
it. Devotion to family should not
lead to neglect of self. The hard
work- and worries of household cores
ehould be avoided as far as possible
But whether she is able to do this or
not, no woman should fail to take
the tonic treatment offered by Dr
Williams' Pink Pills, which- will
build up her blood and fortify her
whole system, enabling her to pass
this critical period with safety. We
give the following strong proof of
what Dr. Williams' Pink Pills are
constantly doing for suffering women.
Mrs. Margaret Wood, Southfield
N. B., Bays:—"Some yenrs ago I became a victim to the trouhjes that
-afflict so many of my sex, in the very
worBt form. The doctor in charge
neither through medicine nor local
treatment gave me any help, and he
decided that I must undergo an oner-
-ation if I was to have any relief
During the next two years I underwent four successive operations. During this time I had the attention of
pome of the best physicians. From
each operation I received some benefit, but onlv of short duration, and
then I drifted hack into the same
wretched condition as before. Dur
ing all this time I was taking medicine to build up my system, but with
no avail. I was reduced to a mere
skeleton; my nerves were utterly
"broken down. My blood was of a
light yellowish color, and I wns so
far gone that I took spellB in which
my lips, fingers and tongue wouSd
seem paralyzed. I cannot begin to
express what I Buffered and went
through in those two years. I was
completely discouraged and thought
I could not live long. Then on the
urgent advice of friends I began to
take Dr. Williams' Pink Pills, and
after some weeks perceived a change
for the better. I continued to take
the pills for several months, gradu.
ally growing stronger nnd suffering
less, and in the end found myself
once more a well woman and enjov-
ing the blessing of such good health
as I had not known for years. I
now always keep these Pills in the
bouBe, and after a hard day's work
take them for a few days, ond they
always seem to put new life and energy in my body. I sincerely hope my
txperienct- may be of henefit to some
other Buffering women."
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills are sold
by oil dealers in medicines or will
be sent by mail nt 60 cents a box or
six boxes for $2.50 by addressing
The Dr. WillinmB' Medicine Co.
Brockville, Ont.
Polite Youth--"You acted awfully
well, don't you know."
She—"The audience didn't seem to
think so. They did not applaud a bit
when I came off the stage."      >
Polite Youth—"Oh, but I am sure
they were awfully pleased."
In your version of the story the
other fellow makes a poor Bhowing.
We offer One Hundred Dollars Reward for any case of Catarrh that, cannot be cured bv Hall's Catarrh Cure.
F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, O.
We, the undersigned, hnve known F
.T. Cheney for the Inst 15 yenrs. and
believe him perfectly honorable in nil
business transactions and financially
able to carry out any obligations made
by his firm.
Walding, Kinnan & Marvin,
Wholesale Druirgists, Toledo, 0.
Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken in.
ternally, acting directly upon the
blood ond mucous surfaces of the 8V8'
tem. Testimonials sent free. Price
15 cents per bottle. Sold by all Druggists.
Take Hall's Family Pills for Constipation.
Several years ago the late Sir
Francis Lockwood got a prisoner off
by proving an alibi. Some time
afterword the judge met him and said
"Well, Lockwood, that wns n very
-good alibi." "Yes, rny lord, was the
answer; "I had three offered me, and
1 think 1 selected the best."
Minard's Liniment Co., Limited.
I-was very sick with Quinsy   nnd
■thought I would strangle.     I   used
MINARD'S LINIMENT and it cured
tne at once.
I am never without it now.
Yours gratefully,
Wauwigewauk, Oct. 21st.
Harold's Wish
Although there was no sort of toy
which could be bought which Harold
had not in his possession, he still had
liis unsatisfied longings.
"I know what I wish I was, mother," he Baid one dny, when his own
big brother had gone away and the
little boy across the street was ill.
"Yes, dear?" said his mother. "Per-
napB you can be it, Harold; mother
will help you.   Is't to play soldier?"
"No, indeed!" said Harold, scornfully. "I just wish I was two little
dv^s, so I could play together."
How They' Cure  Blindness and Set
Broken   Limbs.
To Scotland belongs the peculiar
distinction of having produced quite
a number of men within the past few
• years who, without any medical training whatever, have effected cures
which have baffled the skill of the
cleverest physicians and surgeons oi
the day.
In our recent review of the reminiscences of Lady Priestley, whose husband, Sir William Overend Prjestley,
was one of tiie greatest doctors of
modern times, mention was made of
Haiighy, a Highland peasant, who
wrought such marvellous surgical
cures that he became the most papular man in the whole countryside.
Haughy reminds one of William
Rae, the Blantyre "Miracle Worker,"
who, five years ago, astounded the
world with some wonderful feats of
bloodless Burgery, work in which
Haughy excelled. Ab a boy Rae
worked at the pit-head, but the myB-
teries of anatomy always had a great
fascination for him. At fourteen
years of age lie exhibited a wonderful
power over bones and joints, and
practiced amongst his acquaintances
with extraordinary success. He ultimately rose to the position of colliery .official, but the success and lo-
oal fame which he gain through putting disjointed'hips and other dislocations to rights brought him bo many
patients that he was forced to relinquish his ordinary occupation and devote himself entirely to -surgery.
And such waB his success that hundreds of patientB, clamored tor treat-
ment every day. His house became
the Mecca of cripples, one of his most
startling successes being the cose of
a youth of nineteen who for two years
lay a helpless invalid with a curved
spine and. humped back. He had
been to many hospitals, each of
which had failed to effect the cure
which Rae brought about in hall an
Another wonderful Scottish bloodless surgeon is James Wallace, of
Tayport, Fifeshire, known as the
"Blacksmith Bone Doctor." Wallace
has hundreds of cures standing to his
credit, which are quite as remarkable
as those performed by Rae. For the
past forty years he has made use of
his extraordinary knowledge of the
bones in the human body by affording
relief to the maimed, and although he
is now a man of over seventy years
of age he still continues to exercise
his skill, his fingers having lost none
of their cunning.
Consumption Must Go. .
Dr. Latham, a noted London physician, gives the "white plague' a
life of 30 or 40 years longer, at the
end of which time, he Bays, tuberculosis will have disappeared as completely in civilized countries as have
leprosy and cholera.
How medical science has suppressed many deadly diseases is related in
connection with this striking prediction of the end of consumption. Smallpox is the most striking example.
Sixty years ago smallpox accounted
for a large percentage of the deaths
in England. Nowadays the deaths
from smallpox are among the lowest
in the mortality returns.
Cholera epidemics have ior long
been unknown in England, and no
one need contract the disease if he
ubserves certain simple precautions,
Another terrible disease which medical science has rendered preventable
is hydrophobia. If the preventive inoculations with the Pasteur serum
are begun within a fortnight after
the dog's bite, the disease practically
never ensues.
. Of disease conquered by sanitary
methods directed against the specific
germs themselves, malaria and yellow
fever are the most important. "Roman fever," formerly the curse of the
marshy Campagna region of Italy,
has also been stamped out by similar
methods. A great scientific campaign is now being carried on in Central Africa against the mysterious
"sleeping sickness," and promises to
be ultimately successful.
The, Powerful Eaglehawk.
Perhaps' the deadliest foe of the
Australian sheep farmer is the eagle-
hawk, and many and wonderful are
the contrivances invented for his destruction or capture. A correspondent
at Singleton says it is no uncommon
thing for a farmer with a run of quite
average extent to lose a hundred
sheep in a season through the depredations of these carnivorous birds.
"Their strength," he writes, "is so
abnormal that it is practically impossible for the sheep on which one
pounces to resist the attack, and their
appetite for live mutton appears to
be insatiable. They are occasionally
caught by means oi a trap attached
to the caicasB oi a sheep, and sometimes poisoned; but their numbers
are nevertheless continually increasing,"—London Standard.
An Exciting Snapshot.
Lord Minto returned to Calcutta a
few days ago on the conclusion oi his
short tour in Assam.
The trip was marred by an accident
to Col. Victor Brooke, the viceroy's
military secretary. A rhinoceros
charged the elephant ridden by Col.
Brooke, dashing that officer againat
his howdah so violently that his right
arm was fractured in two places.
The viceroy alone waa shooting the
rhinoceros, and Col. Brooke was attempting to take a photograph oi the
shot and also to turn the charging
Coal  Seam   In a City Street.
A Beam of coal oi good quality, two
feet thick, has been discovered under
Briggate, one of tne principal streets of
Leeds, Eng. It extends from the direction of the Grand Central H /-'l. Already about two tons have oeen excavated, and it is declared quite fit
for household purposes.     ,
The discovery was made in a cellar
during some drainage excavations.
Fifty Years a Pauper.
At a meeting of the Eust Preston,
Sussex, England, board of guardians
i\ waB reported that an aged inmate,
who recently died in the workhouse,
first became chargeable to the union
as a pauper 'lunatic in January, 1869,
and that his maintenance during the
past fifty years had cost the ratepayers over 14,600.
In Outlying Parts of Empire They
Are Sometimes Very Great.
The editorial chair in some 'oi the
smaller Outposts oi Empire must nt
times be anything but an easy one.
We arrive at this generalization alter
perusing a journal from the Sold
Coast, the district correspondents, of
which appear to have modelled their
contributions on Ruskih's famous
three-page sentenoe, or Dr. Guinness
Rogers' 300 word peroration. One
correspondent has'a sentence which
begins: "Now leaving that subject
as has been apparently excorticated
by, Mr. Mee, the world:renowned
esp-ang, and plunging with profound
meditation into the depths ot creation," and runs on for 233 words
without a break. Another runs on
for 212 words, and another, writing
from Calabar, says: "Competitive
examination is indeed a useful Btep
for the Government, to see to, to prevent rogues and undesirable individuals who promptly rush into offices,
flatteriptt themselves to he what they
are rightly not and in the course oi
a short time becomine troublesome
pests in the different officeB: we think
it is not enough to term a man full
scholar simply because he has 4
inches collnr on and a fine tie. It is
a competitive examination that w'U
prove what he is able to do, and bv
this means blunders and unpleasantness in offices will be put a stop to.
Mark you this." Then from Attun-
boe we learn that "the Twin Rivers
are not .under proper management
now. The Omanhin instead of engaging a man who is better qualified
to supervise the Twin Rivers has
chosen his son ior the work, wishing
to fill all the departments with his
relatives and so the work lacks much
fairness. No proper receipt is given
to' the passengers, which makes
sometimes a passenger pay double
fare. The passengers should also
be ferried in good instead of wasting
their valuable time."—Standard of
Oldest Parish Clerk.
Amongst England's centenarians,
one of the most interesting is James
Came, who lives in the village of St.
Columb Minor, Cornwall, and who is
looking forward to celebrating his
103rd birthday on May 3rd next. For
over half a century Came has' carried
out the duties of verger and parish
olerk, and during that time has only
missed one Sunday's services. What
is more curious still is that his grandfather as well as father acted in a
similar capacity in the old church oi
St. Columb Minor. The former wus
verger for fifty years, and the lattei
served for fifty-four. Thus the Carnc
family have a record oi over 160
years  service ior the one church.
Came has the reputation amongst
the villagers of being a veritable
prayer-book. In the earlier days of
his parish clerkship it was customary
for him to walk -up and down the
aisle playing his flute, and so lead
the village choir. This instrumental
accompaniment was the forerunner of
a church band which was considered
quite a grand feature, and consisted
of a flute, a clarionet, and a bass viol,
with the later addition of a cornopean. The bandsmen practiced in
the quaint old parlor of the village
"pub,", hard by.
In spite of his advanced age the old
verger's health still keeps good, and
it is only in the last five or six years
that he has worn glasses. He spends
much of bis time working in his garden. He is a non-smoker and practically a teetotaller, and was originally apprenticed to the tailoring business, but his father took him away
from it "on account of his being delicate." However, the outdoor life of
a postman may have helped to build
up Wb constitution, for Carne was the
parish mail-carrier for more than 21
years apd never missed his duties a
single day.
Monastery For England.
The Scottish Hypoongi, Bhiku An-
anda Matteya, has just returned from
his Buddhii-t mission in England, nnd
he reports that his proselyting was
attended - with much success. He
claims to have established a society
of Buddhist missions in England,
with a membership of 150, under tbe
leadership ol the well known Pali
scholar, Prof. Rhye Davids, Fellow of
tho Royal Society. It iB the Hypoon-
gi's intention to return to Englano m
a few years and establish a Buddhist
While the Hypoongi has only good
to say for himself and his works, one
Dhammaloko, an Irish-American wbo
has abandoned the name of Welsh
and attained to a considerable standing in Buddhism in Burma, makes
long preachments to the contrary. It
is certain that Dhammaloko would
not trust Matteya in his Bight or out
Mrs. T. S. DougalJ, oi. 523 Flora
Avenue. Winnipeg, says:—"My baby
girl was arranging some of her doll's
washing on a clothes-rack beside the
stove, when she fell, nnd her hand,
being thrown out to try and save herself, came in contact with the side of
the hot stoves43he sustained a serious
burn, and her cries and screams were
"I sent out to the druggist ior the
best remedy he had to use on a burn.
He snid there was nothing to equal
Zam-Buk, and Bent back a supply
I applied this, and it soothed the pain
so quickly that the child laughed
through her tears. I bound up the
hand in Znm-Buk, and each day applied Zam-Buk frequently and liberally, until the bum was quite cured
Tbe little one was soon able to go on
with her play, and we had no trouble
with her during the time the burn
was being healed. I feel very grateful for this cure, and would recommend all mothers to keep Zam-Buk
handy for emergencies like this."   ■
This is good advice. Zam-Buk, being purely herbal in its composition,
is particularly suited to the delicate
skin of children. While a powerful
healer, it is also highly antiseptic
Applied to a burn, a cut, a scald or
a scratch—to any injury of the skin,
vi fact—it will kill all disease germs,
and removes' all danger of festering,
blood-poisoning, or inflammation. At
the same time it stimulates the cells
to great activity,' and fresh, healthy
skin is soon produced to repair the
damage. Fifty cents spent on a box
of Zam-Buk has saved scores oi people
as many dollars, to say nothing of
saving hours of pain 1
Had All the Symptoms
The learned hobo was dispensing
knowledge ior the benefit oi his less
enlightened companion.
"Have you ever been bitten by a
dog?" he asked.
"Many's de time," replied the-unenlightened one.
"Are you not afraid oi hydrophobia?" <
"Nix on de hydro."
" 'Tis a curious disease. When a
person contracts hydrophobia the very
thought oi water makes him sick."
"Is dnt op de level? YouBe ain't
stringin' me?"
"It iB a scientific fact."
"Den I bet I've had it all me life,
nn' I never knowed wot was de matter
wid me!" Hi
Tbere is nn greater luxury than th
nossession of a friend that under
stands you.
A Thorough PHI.—To clear the
stomach and bowels of impurities and
irritants is necessary when their notion
ii irregular. The pills that will do
this work thoroughly are Parmelee's
Vegetable Pills, which are mild in
action but mighty in results. They
puree painlessly and effectively, and
work a nermanent cure. They can he
used without fear by the most deli-
cntelv constituted, as there are no
painful effects preceding their gentle
Some hraods of chnrity seem to bear
the earmarks of selfishness.
Keep Mlnard's Liniment In the house.
She—How conceitedly that man
tillts. Is lie an actor? He—Wove
than that I   He's an amateur actor.
Mock Oyster Dressing
One cupful of celery leaves and
celcrv minced, one quart of bread
crumbs, ".wo eggs, one teaspoonful of
salt, or to suit taste; enough liquid
from fowl to . moisten bread. Beat
eggs will nnd add celery and bread
mix, well together, and stuff fowl as
for oyster dressing. Be sure and use
leaves of celery, for they give the
flavor of oysters.
Queen Alexandra's Favorite Room.
Queen Alexandra's favorite room is
her boudoir at Sandringham. There
she follows her own tastes without
court dictation, and she affectionately talks of her boudoir as "home."
The walls are in applo green and'
white, and the furniture is oi the
Marie Antoinette style. There is
bric-a-brac collected by the Queen
herself from all corners oi Europe.
Everything in the room is of her personal selection. She passes most of
her leisure time there, usually alone
or with her friend and confidante,
Charlotte Knollys. Tea is always
served at five o'clock in the boudoir,
the Queen herself pouring out the tea
for her women guests.
30,000 Earthquakes a Year.
No man has rendered finer service
In tho furtherance of seismologies!
science than Prof. John Milne, who
is now engaged on a seismic survey
of the world. At Shide Hill House,
Newport, Isle of Wight, which rests
on a Bolid bed of chalk, Prof. Milne
ha erected an instrument of his own
devising, which makes automatic records by day and night of every serious earthquake anywhere in the
world, and he has declared that there
arc about 30,000 every year, ol which
100 are noteworthy,
Is Your Back the
Weakest Point?
Does it play out first when you have
steady work to do.
Look for other indications that the
kidneys aro to blame and obtain
cure bv using Dr. Chase's Kidney.
Liver Pills.
Many a man finds tbat his back is
his weakest point and does not know
He cannot do iionvy work and even
light work, if continuous, leads to an
aching back.
Under these circumstances you can
be pretty sure, thnt the kidneys are
weak and disordered and that the back
rains nre really kidney pains.
Other symptoms are deposits in the
urine after standing, pain and smarting when passing water, frequent desire to urinate, also headache, dryness
and harshness of the skin and pains
in the limbs and body.
If an insurance company finds these
symptoms present they will not insure
your life. Isn't this sufficient indica-
titn that there is danger ahead?
Backache soon disappears when Dr
Chase's Kidney-Liver Pills ore UBcd
ana kidney disease is thoroughly cured
bj this treatment.
You enn find positive proof of this
statement in almost every community
in this country nnd here is a letter
very much to the point.
Mr. Geo. Tryon, Westport, Leeds
Co., Ont., writes:—"For two years I
vas completely lnid up with lame back
and could neither walk or ride. I
tried many medicines and the doctor's
treatment did not help me.
"A friend told me about Dr. Chase's
Kidney-Liver Pills, and this medicine
completely cured me. I have never
Dad a lame back or kidney trouble
since and my cure has been the means
of selling many boxes of Dr. Chase's
Kidney-Liver Pills." One pill a dose,
26 cents a box at all dealers or Edmonson, Bates k Co., Toronto.
I heard a piker grOuchin' yesterday
'Cause they was shy on beauty in this
I guess he's never watched the sun
go down
St-rikin' some high white buildin' on
its way -
Just like a reg'lar spotlight in a play,
An' leavin' all the rest a deep, dark
With big black shadows hangin' all
Just servin' notice Night had come to
That rummy owns  a bang-up auto
His house is like a mansion in the
An' he wns puffin' at a big cigar;
You'd think a guy like him could use
An' kind of frame things up the way
they are;
He'shouldn't need a kid to put him
' wise.
—From Sour Sonnets oi a 8orehead
by James P. Haverson.
I. B. Lucas, M.P.P., Never Seems to
Grow Up, Say His Friends.
For a decade now. Mr. I. B. Lucas,
member ior North Grey, has been the
Peter.Pan oi the Ontario Legislature.
He haB persistently reiused to grow
up. He has not aged a minute since
he was introduced to the House as a
new member oi the Opposition, and
his friends say that he actually looks
younger and less burdened by care
now as he guides, the devious processes oi the private bills committee
than he did when he waa first called
to the Bar.
Between sessions Mr. Lucas spends
most pi hiB time in the town oi Mark-
dale cultivating the sciences oi law
and'citizenship. But when these begin to irk, as they frequently do, he
finds his reliei in a game that lasts
aB long as the summer time does.
Mounted on a fiery steed, he issues
forth - in the direction oi Flesherton.
This is no longer I. B. Lucas, M.P.P.
ior North Grey, and chairman oi the
Private Bills Committee, but One-
' eyed Mike, the terror of Demon
Gulch. At 'us side ride such members of his family and close friends
as have stout hearts enough to ride
with him. when tbere is desperate
work atoot.
There are names in that band which
Lcarry terror over the whole country-
Hide where they are known, but they
do not often leak out, for the chief
reason that their wearers rarely remember them at the close oi the day.
Alkali Bill and Red Pete and Sono-
ra Slim and Cattle Kate and Five Ace
Joe put in an appearance from time
to tune, hut the leadership always
is tacitly awarded to One-eyed Mike.
He iB the hero oi many such frolics.
After a hard ride, these desperadoes of an afternoon swoop down on
the unsuspecting village ol Flesherton. "Red linker" is what they want,
and they will have it ii they have to
shoot up the whole dinged town. But
they do not have to. Tying their
mounts to the post beiore the Bob-
Tail Flush Baloon, otherwise the local drug store, they march in with a
muttered imprecation and call ior
ice-cream soda. Then they ride home,
and Flesherton never knows that she
has sheltered within her boundaries
the worst gang oi "bad men" in all I
the north country. "
Story of a Baby Contest.
Everybody Knows John Farrell in
the district west ol London. He ia
popular in all quarters and in great
demand as an efficient chairman at
picnics, tea meetings, concerts, etc
The joke is on John once in a long
while only.
On one occasion at a rural picnic
in West Lambton he gave an address
and took occasion to offer a prize of
$2 to the mother of the best looking
baby on the grounds and selected as
the judges his friends, Messre. F. F.
Pardee and R. E. LeSueur, the Liberal and Conservative candidates respectively, for West Lambton. These
two astute politicians brought in the
report that the eight babies in the
competition were all bo beautiful that
they could only decide that each
should receive a prize, ond they elected the donor to pay $2 to each ol the
eight mothers. ,
John promptly met the situation by
informing the judges that they could
not evade their clear duty in that
way, and appealed to the audience to
decide the matter. He won out, with
the result that the two politicians
were out   eight   dollars   each
Deported  as  a  Drunkard.
That Canada does not want drunkards, and will not have them, waa
emphasized at the North London
Police Court recently, when Jane
Cousins, forty-eight, widow, who said
she bad no home, was charged with
being drunk and incapable at Mare
street, Hackney. Constable Pitcher
proved the offence. A daughter oi
the prisoner ben came forward and
snid her mother came back from
Canada three weeks ago, having been
deported by tho Canadian Government because she was a drunkard.
Mr. d'Eyncourt said it was news
to him that the Canadian Government sent people bsck to England
because they were drunkards, and
remanded the prisoner ior the court
missionary to make some inquiry.—
Lloyd's Weekly News.
Many Nationalities.
Tho various peoples in  the Canadian west was well illustrated by the
story told by Rev.  D.  B. Hnrkness
of Winnipeg at tho Laymen's Missionary Conference a short time ago.   It
I was the case uf a Galician who quarrelled with   a  Chinaman  over work
I done by a Hungarian carpenter whim
! a Russian tailor tried to make peace.
[ A Syrian waiter took the Chinaman's
: idc, a Bohemian cook took the side
of the Galician,   n   Swedish   doctor
' drcBscd the Chinaman's wounds, an
' Irish  policeman  arrested   the   Galician,  who was   tried   by   a   Scotch
magistrate, convicted by the evidence
sf an  Italian organ grinder,  lo-*!.od
up by a German turnkev and attended in iuil by a Polish p.''»:,».
Jogged His Memory
A negro pastor'was warming up to
the climax of his sermon, and his
auditors were waxing more and more
excited, "I walniB yer, 0 my congre-
gashun," exclaimed the exhorter—"I
wahns yer against the sin uv drinkin'
an' de sin uv chicken robbin', an' I
wahns yer, my breddern, against de
sin uv melon steolin'."
A devout worshipper in the rear of
the church jumped to his feet and
snapped his fingers excitedly;
"Whuffo does yer, my brodder, r'8r
up an' snap yo' fingers when I speaks
uv melon stealin'?" asked the
"Kaze yo' jest 'minds .me whar I
left mah overcoat," replied the devout
worshipper as he hurried off.
Mother Graves' Worm Exterminator
Will drive worms from the system
without injury to the child, because
its action, while fully effective, is
The farmer had attended the funerals ot his neighbor's wives with-
out protest. When his iriend was bereaved a third time he positively reiused the invitation. His wife pleaded
with him in vain.
"Not a step will I go," he explained.
"How would I feel accepting his invitations three time and me without no
way of returning his civilities?"
One of the wives oi a Mormon com-
ing downstairs one morning met the
physician who was attending her husband.
"Is he very ill?" Bhe asked anxiously.
"He is," replied the physician. "I
iear the end is not lar off."
"Do you think," she said, "I should
be at his bedside during his last moments?"
"Yes* .But I ndviBe you to hurry.
The best places are already being
The man who pays cash down is
never called upon to pay up.
They were sitting under a fine tree
in the park. He declaimed his passion ; she listened demurely. "I swear
I have never loved any girl before," he
assured her. "You always say such
appropriate things, Dick," she mur
mured; "this is a chestnut tree."
Conductor—Say, you, don't you know
better than to get off the car while it
is in motion?
Passenger—Well, why didn't yon
tell me your old car was in motion?
Some fellows when referring to their
nncestry, are quite correct in making
mention of their great descent.
Because a man happens to be ex.
Jravngnnt in liis love is no sign he will
ever co.ne to want.
"Anchor" Brand "Wutfflount"
"Iron Frame" grand "Almonte"
* lor He.
Made or TOOK! BROS UMtTgD,
tbatmikftftWi* WhwMj
Roir. tiftm Titlek Wind, or
Choki'ilown, CM bt l-t*
firmr Hunch or Bwelllof J
No bllitfir, BO b *It I
Son*, and fanrit kapl ii7
work. 4W.00 pir bottle, duA
Hm»d. Book .ID (ret.
ABNOKIilNE.JKe.i r     -  — --am
Mankind, Ii.oo, deUter-i-l, RfdaeM Quftrt, Tumor*.
Weoi, Varlcn-a* V-.Ini, Vlcm, llydroctlt,  Vrulre-
e#lr.     Uook frtd   If td* only br
W. F. TMIH&, M.F., II? MoinMih St., IflritiffeM, Mm.
L) HAN, IOM * CO.. ImItmI, C-m-Hu *r»u
Aft* fnt*M*4 *r tlmrtl* tnto A *•>*."• Oh. Winniw*
fft-t NaffaMi/ l/nf A Cktmhml C*»„ ft-M-Mf as* (k/fev*
sat H**4v~•tVa-i. Os. Itf.. ********
Issued every Saturday, from office of
Publication, Northern Ave, New Michel.
In and Around Town
J. A. JIc.Cool is visiting Ferniei
There are bargains galore in New
XC . Ward of Fernie was here on
Dr. Adams is assisting Dr; McSor'
ley for a few weeks.
Sherman is reported retired on
account of. illheallh.
Board of Trade meets on Tuesday evening May 4th
Andy Good of Crow's Nest was
in town on Wednesday.
The operators and the miners' officials will meet to-morrow.
The Oddfellows paraded to the
Methodist church on Sunday:
Vice-president Evans is noting
president during Shermans illnesss
Another bunch of Great Northern officials were here on Friday.
D. R. 0' Neil repfesentipg Thos
Ryan of Winnipeg was here yesterday.
Milt. Kastner of Fernie was registered at the Great Northern on
Bill Miner is said to have called
on friends at Ottawa about two
weeks ago.
Mrs. Jas. J. Scott and two children arrived froni Scotland on
The Imperial Bank have begun
the erection of their building at
New Michel.
Creston bas been granted li charter for the installation of an electric
light system.
Isaac A. Dinsmote has been appointed provincial constable at Hosmer.   His duties start to-dav.
The first pf the football games of
the Association for thb season will
bo played here this evening Coleman vs Michel.
. W. J, Cavanagh, a. Vancouver
'veal estate agent; has been arrested
on a charge of fraud, in 'Connection
with a real estate deal.
The Great Northern hotel people
are putting in a fiO foot up*—to---
date bar, and building a large addition to their stock room.
The government load makers
have been here for the, past, week;
und in co nsequenc.e the place is beginning to look like something,
An advertiser in tbe Coleman
Miner is offering "foyls" for sale.
Wonder if t-fiese are some that
fetocktit had left on his hands?
, When a merchant has anything
of importance to say to y,pur*jjor any
reason for-urging yoit ,to .,*Msit bis
store—he will tell yoii in his ad.
. One of George Fisher's teams had
a runaway on Northern Ave.. • this
.morning, colliding with Weaver's
milk wagdn, bringing it. to grief.
. 'Both rigs were badly smashed and
Weaver's team took a plunge in tiie
slough lltefore quieting down.
It is stated that E. B., Greenfields, head of the Greenshields'
Limited, and director of the Grand
Trunk Pacific, will be head of the
new 85,000,000 Pacific Pass Coal
Fields, Limited, a concern that will
operate an area in Alberta said to
contain800/100,000 tons  of  coal.
Soon be Hello Spokane
The bylaw transferring the right
of lln Electric Light company at
Cranbrook to the Kootonay Telephone Lines,   Ltd.,    was   carried
. Wednesday .by a vote which was
practically unanimous, The company have shipped enough copper
■ wire lo build a metallic ..circuit
from tbe Alberta boundary line,
.where they connect with the Alber-'
-la government system, tt; a point
on the international, line west of
here. Tbey will ■ connect with a
Washington system which will give
Connection to Spokane and points
on the Pacific oorritv. ■, 'The class of
tonstruction tMf Has ogmpany proposes to build •trill b' 0'*ual to any.
thing on the continent, and superior
to anything in British Columbia
Work will be vigorously -pushed
to a nish hand Crow's Nest towns
will be in better touch with iheir
(totem and western neighbors than
ever before.
HOUSE, if you want
Good Board.   :■:'"::
Dray and Express Work Done.   -   -   Bus Meets All Trains
Most Reasonable Prices in town
White Labor Only Employed.
H. CARR, Proprietor
One Cent a Word
AdvertiBemintB sufch as For Sale, To Lett _ Lost
Found Wanted etc., inserted at the uniform
rate of One Cent a Word Each Insertion
•*pO REN
1 Apply
toJ.T. ArinHtniiip.
° Oront Northern HtiiUvay pftsSes tliroiiffh — 5
Hmits^rimninplSyi'tini—uinmiil rlueu $575 or
$115 annually i-nfcli. Olu-r, tamurac Mr, spruce,
and some whito pine. Vrlfce is BO.OO0, linlf cash,
bnhmcc on (fcrimf, Aatlto$ the Editor of this pn-
pbr for further particular:..
L bur on drlvablo stream. Easily InBtrwl to Columbia River. Tills cull bo bdllght for $10,01)0. •&
cash, balance one and two yearn- Tlieso UtionBcs
run for IS years inoro.. Cunt-of continuing licenses in force, $110 each, Thc.ubove are snaps,
and if you area lumber or timber man communicate at once, as the owner must sell. For'any
further details, address tbe Editor of this paper,
JlicHfeL ANli NEW JllCIlEL
NEW MICHEL, ,10.45 n. m', in room
over Somerton Bro's store.
MICHEL, Sunday School, 2.30 p m.
Evening service, at 7.30. Band of
Hope every Monday at 7.30 p. m.
Rev. S. Cook, Pastor.
Tlio pastor arid officials extend a cordial
invitation to you to attend these services.
MICHEL,   li. 0;
Services—1st.  Sunday in   the   month,
Holy Communion, ji a. m.
Every   Sunday,,. JSveiisoiirj) ,7.30 p..  m,
Sunday .School, ovdry Sunday, 2.30 p. m.
A. Briant N. Crowther, M. A., Vicar.
Union Bakery
G. SOVKANO, Proprietor
Fresh Bread Delivered Daily
Carpenter,  Finisher, rainomaker, Pipe
Organ Tuner, Saloon Organ Repairing.
,     . HOSMER,jj. C.
In stock and hiade to order
Fred: Pomaiiac, ■
Are You
House Cleaning ?
We have everything in
in all Colors
Crow's Nest Pass
Hardware Co-.'* "b
New Mi8hel
British A
We hove for sale five acre blocks
of lands specially adapted, for
Fruit Growing, within twenty
minutes walk of the business cen
tro of thb city of Cranbrook,
which can be purchased on easy
terms. Also farms of all sizes,
and hinds suitable for- forming!
Write us for particulars
Studio Now, Open Over The Store,
Notice) ot Application for   Renewal
for Liquor License
lSTOTICEtahoVr-lirril*.™. that 1, Aloxitni'lor J.
1,1 Mi'l'nnl. nf Nmv Mii'lwl, II. C, Intnllil lo nl>-
lily In tin- HllliorintMiili'llt ot l'rot'lliclnl I'olli'o,
tUtli,M'xi)irulinoofoii'.' month from tlin unto
liori'of, for a rmidil'ill of my retail. Iliiuor llcdiso
for Ui<i invmlsi's known ns Hip limit Northorn
llolpl, sllimlpil at New Mlfliel, II. u;
Dated nl Noll- Mlcliol, B, ('..-May 1, 1JKHI.
Application  for Tramftr of Liquor
T JOHNS. f.AniENSON. of llin lliwli of Midi.
h ol, 11, <:., lioroliy npiily lo tire Siim-i-liiipnclpiit
of I'rovliu-hil I'ollw for« transfer toll. II. Stcil-
man of my ltamco to .wil (iilnxlratlii-- llilllora
iinilnr Hip prOyialoilFipf tlio Statatoil In Hint be-
linlf, in iV> nr"i ilaos knti'vii mid clesortuod an tho
K'ooU'iiuy Hold, situuti'il nl N'pivMidid.n. C. In
I'ominonee on tlio 1st day of Jnnp, llKttl.
Midu'l.R.C, April Iltll. 1900.
Near the Station, Michel
Business Bringers
Reading Notleea Ineerted under thin Heading
at the rate of Ten Cents a Line, each Insertion.  No ads Inserted amongst Locale.
SMOKE Crow's Nost Special and Extra.   Union
"Mado Clgiini.
Noticl ot Application for  Renewal
of Libensa
NOTICE la hereby (riven. Hint I, tlpome 11.
stBlnmn, of New Mlohtll, II. C„ Intend in up.
ply to the SupprlntPlliipiit of I'rnvindal Pollco,
ntUuM'Xijiriition nf omi month from the (Into
hereof, for n rt'npwal of my retail Iliiuor lii-enso
for Hip pramldoa known lia the Kootenay Hotel,
siliiutal at New Mlehcl, 11. (J.
Dnteil at Sew Michel, B. t'., Jlny 1.1900.
As  Furnished  by  Benle  ft   ElWell,
Cranbrook, B. C, April 26, 1909
Come iii
and eit fof
your picture,
and pay for thdnf
pn Pay-Day,
if they suit you.
H. l. Hammond
Aurora Coilitol'tta tiki
II. C. AlnulKiiimittld
11. f', 1'opJltT
Caaaffliin tJoldfloMs
{.'nnn'liliu Miii-cnltl :
Ciimulinli North M'eatOli
ConBolIfJateij Biiieltera
Cratibrodli Plrd Iirieit
Diamonil Coal
Dlunmiid Vain ''rail
liiternatloiial rrail
Nicola Coal Mines Ltd
North Slur
NnK«d.Ool.l Mines
I'liidii'i-I'icok Oil I.'O,, I.ld
llnyal Cplllorlea
Society Olrl
Sullivan lonl)
Wp.-'lern oil
Wealerii Oil iprcfi
Vi'teriia H'ar Scrip
. -Ol'-i
Others Follow
Next Wednesday May 4
Will Close Our Big
the Greatest Ottering of
ever offered in Michel
We are still strong on Dry. Goods* Clothing* Shoes,
Hats* Caps* Shirts and Underwear, at prices
that cannot be' duplicated
Originators       ^he Leading Store
of Low      Weber
PriCeS** 0f Ne$ Michel
i.'   .il.   . L*~tr—~~-ie*-*i*Tt*
From May 1
to May 18
Our goods are new, well bought, and priced at a fair valuation, but when Slaughtet Sales are
on, we have to hold our owii and get oiir share of the trade. In order to do this, we have
made sweeping^eductions on practically everything In the store. Space prohibits an enumeration o? all reductions^ but for a- starter, what do you.think of this?
100 pairs of men's high cut shoes, these are 13 inches high, regular price $6.50, now $4.50
300paii'sof men's light shoes, , ----- reguiar 2.50, now 1.50
150 pairs .of boy's sheeg, specially adapted for school weai-j - now 1.50
Ladies' glace kid, box calf, regular 2.50 and 3.50- - liow 1.75 and 2.25
Boy!s knickers, regular 1,00 to l!25j ---- how  .50
Boy's shirts, regular .50, -     .. .:    .. now 3 for 1.00
10 doz. men's caps, all colors
and shapes^
regular .75 to 1.50, now .flu to .tifl
Light working sbx.
per pair i.ji i i  ,10
EatlninteH Furnlaheu* Frob, on Short Nollei;
lloreeslioiiing a Spt/cialty
25 pel* cent discount off men's
andlioy's clothingi
Boy s wool top shirtsj in navy
blue and black
regular ,7f)>...,:,...;... -15
Table cloths, i
regular l.fe to  1.7.'J.   WhiW they  last
each ifVii .75
Comforters '
while they last	
Odd jackists and ptats
at reduced prices
Window shades, all colors
regular .(10 to .85, sale price,... .40 to .55
Ladiesj fine', black cashmere
hosej only a limited nurhber
regular .50 to .75 i ..now .!15
Men's dress shirts
regular 1.75 ;,,........,.: now 1.2o
rcglllur 1.50,  :: ,:..:.. JlOW 1.00
regular 1.25, :i..,...,,.,..,.,.„.now  .HO
Men's working mitty
regular 1.50, .n.i... Jm.rti UoW 1.0(1
regular 1.25, ::...; ,....:....ii...now   .00
regular 1.00, now .00 to  .75
Handkerchiefs, 1....6 for  .25
English carpet slippers'
leather soled an.d, heeled
for ladies and,gents
regular .75 to l.tfO.,.: ;..G0 to .0.5
No;ff, thesb aire only li few ol tho hargniiiB we olfer, and custdgiei's Ifl.iy expect fair treatment, for *,Ve are horo
— *-——v- i Tb Stay       A——— :	
Sales Glomes May 18.  Co'fia Early and Gat Your Share of the Bargains
— ^ •'•'   ' - While they Last —	
SEIGLE & CO.}New Michel


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