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 VOL. 1.
NEW MICHEL, BRITISH "COLUMBIA, SATURDAY, JUNE 5, 1909.
NO.
Hotel Michel
i. •' ..'■ ■• =
f. Crahan,     *    :    -     Proprietor
The Largest, Most Modern
and Best Equipped In the Pass.
Michel, - British Columbia
MGet ME AT
The fountain
Our Ne# Soda fountain is noW opened
 -** —   . r
Pure Ice Cfream
Syrup's made from true Fruit flavors
Only choicest crtishBd FruitB usfed
Mbnned¥s
DRUG AND BOOK STORl
NEW MltHEL
Imperial Bank of Canada
Head Office: TORONTO
Capital Authorised $ib;000',oba
,   ; Capital Paid up 15,000,0001 ,        Rest $S,0b0,000
Savings Bank Department;
Interest allowed on Deposits at Current Rate
from Date of Deppsit, .. . 't    ,
Drafts* Money Orders and Letters of Credit issued, available
m any part of the World.!  •    .
MICHEL BRANCH, T. B. BAKER, Manager!
MONDAY'S VOTE
TO FILL THE POSITION HEILd
BV GALVIN
in
The following is the result of the
official ballot for the election of vice
president of District 18, U. M. W.
of A.
R. Evans, Taber , 15
ChaB. Brooks, Merritt  14
Frank Campbell, Mitehei ;16G
Win. McFagan, Fernie  88
D. McNab, Lethbridge    5
J. D. Perkins, Bankhead    9
Wm. Powell, Coleman 183
Clem Stubba, Bellevue , 204
Spoiled Ballots 10
Total vote 634
imperial bank open
In New michel ■■'
The New Michel branch of
the Imperial Bank is ! n6w
opened lot business. The
premises have been specially
constructed for the purpose of
furnishing ample accommodation to the Public as well as
for the bank officials, and the
top story will be furnished as
living apartments. It is a
neat, one and a half story
building 25x30, and is a mod
el for convenience, compactness and general all found u-
tility. We are pleased to
welcome the bank to New
Michel, and hope its useful
ness to the community, may
prove profitable to us all.
A money order office has blien
opened in connection with the post
office at New Michel.
fi-W. Hanrahan, the well known
cigar man from Lethbridge was here
on Tuesday. He claims tliat,Leth<
bridge is the best unionized town in
Alberta, and is a booster from away,
back.
your Wateh
and have it inspected.   . .■:.,.
If it needs repairing or cleaning,we will attend to it..
A written guarantee given with each and every Watch repair-
.     edbyus.      • '•     ...
We have three skilled repair men, repairing Watches, clocks,
jewelry pf, all kinds, engraving, repairing and cleaning
type-writers, gramapljones' phonographs;, musical Instruments,, guns and surveyors' instruments,
Somerton Bros; SM   New Michel
Meat market Ltd 41
High-class Butchers
, New Michel
All rheai fresh killed-—Prime Beef; Pofki and Mutton
Dairy Butter.   Mild-cured Hams and Bacon—Fish
j in Season
■J   The Store Where They Send What You  Order
2.    Deliveries   Daily    2
■Singe Sewing |\/| achines
The Btst lit the World.   Simple, Strang, Silent, Speedy
for sale at W* B. King's fruit store, New Michel.
Needles, Oil and Repairs,
P. J. Conroy, Agent.
ITGHEN
anil Confectloner)--
NEW MICHlLi ., Tobacco, Cignrs, Nuts, Cider and
CANADIAN    PACIFIC
RAILWAY
Excursion Rates
MICHEL
TO
SEATTLE
129.90
Corresponding rates
from other points.
Tickets on sale daily
May 29th to Oct. 14th
Final return limit 15 days,
but hot later than Oct. 31.
For  complete  information  apply  to
Agfenta, or writs
3. E. I'ROCTOU, D. P. A., Cnlcnry.
GOOD NEWS
TRADES COMMITTEE HELPS
THE CELEBRATION
The regular meeting of the Trades
Committee was held in Kennedy's
store on Tuesday evening, I all the
officers being op time and in their
places. The principal information
of interest to the public, arising out
of this: meeting was, that a new
school rate would be struck and notices forwarded at once;'that the
Custom's House will be located in
the Great Northern Railway build-
iug, that painted signs will be
placed at the dumping ground, and
that the Board will assist the Canadian Club in their Dominion Day
celebration. Among other motions
Was the secretary was instructed to
write the government agent, re delay in the loek-uB building, to the
attorney general requesting a reply
re small debt's court, and to the
Crow's Nest'Pass Coal Co., request.
ing tbem to have remains removed
from present cemetery immediately
as per advice from Health Department, Victoria, and location as selected, by representatives ai the
Trades' Committee be utilized.
Great Northern
HOTEL
NEW MICHEL, B. C.
EVERYTHING   FIRST-CLASS
Culelne Uniurpeeeed
Bar Stooked with th* Finest
'"nn       t        i        p in.*!         [
Attendanoe Unexcelled
COMMUNICATIONS
This "paper la dot iresponsibie for th<
opinions of its correspondents.
McCool & Moore,   !!   Proprietor*
HOTEL   KOOTENAY
New Michel; B. C
To tho pooplo In general ot Michel
Editor ol Tlio ReCortor.
Kindly allow mo space In your newspaper for
tho following remarks.
Having been asked by the general manager of
the Crow's Nest Pass Coal Company at a prior
date, to see Into tho Question of moving the corn*
etory from New Michel to another place, this;
question was discussed by Michel Local Union at
thoir regular meeting and the following committee, namely, Chas. Garner, Tom Colquhoun. and
Joe Gall were appointed to take up this matter
and locate a place wliich would bo suitable^ for
the community at large and not for a certain
class, ;
General managor -Hurd of tho p, K,. P, C.lCo.(
informed'tlio writer, along with another member of our local union committee, that what ho
wanted was a plate that would bo nuituble to
hiflomplo>iet's.-UnTuesday June 1* the '.'com-
lnitteo of Michel local union, along with repre*
sontatives of the Coal Company and the Hoard .of
Trade representatives of Now Michel went to locate the place for tho now cemetery.     • •       \
We wero driven out a distance of thrco '.miles
from New Michel to look at a' certain1 piece* of
land which tho committee of Michel Local Union
thought was too far away. Now in ordor that
this new cemetery location may not be lrilsropro-.
imitetl'toyou, aiuliiV ordor that this question
might bo pue to the people iii its right light, I
will ask any fair rauiuod person, do they think
that thrco miles from new towh by tho . wagon
roadand four miles from old town; is" the only
suitable location for a cemetery. Some will tell
you that you can take a rig and go to the- cemetery. 1 will ask tho question', can amino worker
or his family, who is earning from t3.50 to about
♦3.00 per day, afford to hire a rig wlionovcr ho
wants ono, or own ono df his. own T ■ And does
not any fair minded person consider that there
could bo u comotery located within a 'distance df
one mile from Now Michel, In order th-afc every
body could havo a show to go to tho4- cemetery
whenover they wished to both from old town
and now town.
Hoping Mr. Editor, I have not takoii up too
much space in your valuable paper,
Yours truly,
CHAS. GA-ttSER
Laurenstrti & Douglas     r-      -      *
RATES $2.0ti A DAY
Everything First-Class aiid Comfortable
Nothing but white labor employed
E BU^ MEETS ALL TRAINS
Proprietor*
"Elk Valley Beer"
«)
a—h——
Baseball Meeting
There Was a meeting of the New
Michel Baseball club held ou Tues.
day overling, the object* being to
join forces with the Michel Baseball
club and reorganize the two clubs
into one. Owing to the absence of
a number of players, it was decided
to postpone action until a general
meeting was held and ono was accordingly callod for Friday night.
Call at the Crow's Nest Hardware
Co., and see their extensive display.
What you don't see, ask for.
Bamboo Fishing Rod-!, Your Choice for 15 cents
4   Right Prices,  Right Goods and
Right Treatment.
GO
Pure and
Pleasing!
Manufactured from
Canadian Malt,
Bohemian Hops
itiid the now Famous
Crystal Spring Water
Elk Valley Brewing Co., Limited
Livery Fjfed and Transfer
Bub>, service, five trips daily between tho
C P. :B. Station and the Kootenay Hotel
Fare, Bound Trip „.... ,	
Single Fare...	
^, GEO. FISHER, Proprietor
SLICK UP | ,..-.,.
Get Your iHireute Appendage Clipped and Your
Whiskers Pushed in at the Great Northern Tonsor-
ial Parlors—You're next. ,
P. M. MacLanders, Prop
E. V. Holding Co.,
•       Builders and Contractors
■Repairs and alterations promptly attended to.
Estimates'-cheerfully given  i ■
New Michel
COLDSTORAGE
One of the Sights of the ": owri
Meat direct from car to cold Btorage
No handling.    No dirty railwny platforms,
New plant in running order. • Ii is worth your while to
come in and see it.   Everyone welcome.
TO THE BALMORAL p.   BURNS  &   CO,
HOUSE, if you want; v
Good Board.   ;   :   :   i
LIMITED
Dray and Expre**' Work Done.   -   -   Bus Meete AH Trains
Most Reasonable Prices in town
White Labor Only Employed.
H; CARR, Proprietor
LUMBER    YARD     WHOLESALE   AND   RETAIL
All Kinds of Lumbe**-, Mouldings, etc.—Fancy Windrwa, Doore ond
Verandah Posts in Stock and to Order
Fernie Lumber Co., Ltd
New M(ch*7 Nt   .+   ■%
"gu>iuBy
THE REPOKTER,  MICHEL.  BRITISH COLUMBIA.
IN SUMMERTIME.
Wight to goodness gracious
It was Summertime,
And I was runnin' barefoot,
With a hund'erd .trees to climb.
Wisht that I was flshin'
Down by Mitchell's Mill,
With lots of apples 'side of me,      '
So'st I could have my fill!
Wisht   that   She   was   somewhere'i
'round,
So'st she could fish with me.
What makes folks come Summertime
And not in Winter—Gee,
Wasn't she a dandy pal,
Und her hair ain't red;
Let Bill say thnt onc't agin',
And I'll punch his  head!
When she comes in Summer, why
I won't just let on
That I ever went wilh her.
And see how she'll take on I
'Spose she's     np ami got stuck-up.
Naw, she vvor would;
II she has I'll quit right now
Agoin' with her for good.
Girls is awful bothersome.
Never know at all
Any game they want to p,lay;
Couldn't ketch a ball;
Couldn't bait a flshin' hook,
Can't take off a bite-
But when n fellah's lonesome like.
They're simply out of sight.
Wisht that it wns Summertime;
'Tought to soon be here;
Seems like 'sif it'll never come,
And has been gone a year—
Goln' in swimmin' every day,
Know a dandy place!
Summertime's the only time
Fir which I At mv face.
—Amy E. Campbell.
Rhodes Never Saw It.
Archibald Colquhoun, in his new
book, "Dan to Beersheba," voices a
regret that Cecil Rhodes never saw
the glorious Victoria Foils in Africa,
now accessible to all by the railway
line his support made possible. The
great empire-builder had a favorite
imagination about the spray dashing
against the windows of the carriage
tss the train, on a slender framework
Cf steel, crawled over the bottomless
'abyss in which the waters boil forever, and where the great sheet comes
crashing down from the height above.
It is aU there—the bridge, the train,
the spray and the boiling abyss—the
grandest sight on God's earth. But
Cecil Rhodes never saw it.
In I960
"I suppose you hnd hardships in
your early days, grandpa ?"
"Yes, many a time I got up of a
winter morning nnd wnlked four
blocks to borrow n book from n Carnegie library. They didn't deliver the
books in those days."
Minard's T.inimont Co., Limited.
Gents,—I hnve   used   your   MIN
ARD'S LINIMENT in my fnmily nnd
also in my stables ior years and eon-
sider it the best medicine obtainable.
Yours truly;
ALFRED ROCHAV,
Proprietor   Roxton Pond   Hotel   nnd
Livery Stables.
Didn't Say More In French
"Gentlemen," said the political ora.
tor, "it was Louis XIV. who snid
'L'etat, c'est moi.' "
He paused for a moment in an expectant nttitude, nnd then spoke
again.
"It wns, I sny, Louis XIV. who said
'L'etat c'est moi.' " •
Agnin he paused nnd drew himself
un impressively. Then a little man
who snt down in front near the platform, asked in shrill tones:
"I suppose he done it because somebody made a three-bagger for the
home team."
Whereupon the orator delivered the
rest of his speech in English.
"SALADA"
TEA
Is Delicious
Always of High
and Unltorm Quality.
Lead Packets Only. At all Grocer.
30c, 40c, SOc and 60c per lb.
For Headaches
Caused by sick stomach, ill-
regulated bile,sluggish bowels,
nervous strain or overwork,
the safest and surest remedy is
BEECHAM'S
PILLS
Sold Everywhere. la B01CH5 cent*.
8UNLIQHT   at   NIGHT I
l-t'Orllli'-Ml  Itv
ALADDIN tli.. WONUKRFUL LAMP
from common
COAL OIL   m-'iniMUNKMake- nnd
burn* I* own min undor nmtittn. Tlio
('liciiiK^t lirtitli'ini lijilit Intuif-teni-o.
No Defter Hnhi ni-minni-h' m sur
root. (Morli-**-. iiiii«i'ti'-H, rli'itn riim
l>lt' ini'l -ufi'. L-hn]i |'-i-t« for Mxi'lf
in fiiw tmuiili* In miviiik oil. An
Men! Hull! Tor Mori-, (illicit or lion-**.
Write for our runt, lamp intro-Juo
 tnry uffor.
The   Mantle   Lamp  Company,
Dept. T„ or America,
Af*nU wanted Evtjrywhern.
HI llniimitvnt. Aft.,   Wlnnip-'K.
IT WAS NOT REFERRED.
When Lincoln's Words Were Turned
Back Upon Himself.
General Robert Avery, who was
wouuded almost fatally at Chancellors,
vllle uud recovered just in time to lose
Ills right leg at Hie blp ou Lookout
mountain, told an anecdote of Lincoln whicb shows tbe great president's
appreciation of tbe fitness of things
and bis unfailing fund of Minor.
"Wben I bad recovered from the effects of tbe amputation," said General
Avery, "a very dear friend of mine
who had served loug and faithfully as
a regimental quartermaster was an np-
nhvnut for a position as brignde quartermaster. He filed It with me. and
after It bad been properly briefed and
Indorsed I made It my business to put
It before the president. There wns a
long line of people waiting to see Mr.
Lincoln wbeu I arrived nt the White
Mouse; but, seeing 1 was a wouuded
mun, be came over to me. 'I'll tnke
my turn. Mr. President.' 1 said, and be
turned to receive bis visitors.
"The mail ahead of me also had a
request for au uppointment-a letter
which Governor Brauilett of Kentucky
bad indorsed 'Respectfully referred to
President Lincoln.'
" 'Goveruor Bramlett requests that I
be nppointed.' suld the man from Ken-
lucky. President Lincoln took the letter. 'Why,' exclaimed Mr. Lincoln,
'this doesn't show tbat Governor Bramlett requests uaytblug. It suys simply
"Respectfully referred." That means
he Just passed It along. If you can
get Goveruor Bramlett to request me
I'll do It. "Respectfully referred" Is
only a polite way of getting rid of a
person.'
"He was sitting at his desk at the
time, settling lower and lower down Id
his cbalr uutll only bis head seemed
to show. 1 presented tbe papers ot
my friend. He read tbem aud said,
•Why, yes.' Tben he wrote on a card,
'Respectfully referred to Mr. Stanton,'
tbe secretary of war.
"■This won't do. Mr. President,' I
said to him. 'Why uot?' be asked. 'Be-
cause you bave Just said to tbat man
from Kentucky ibat "Respectfully referred" Is a polite way of getting rid
uf a person.'
"Tbe president slowly rose out of bis
deep seated chair until be looked seven
feet tall to me, aud tbeu be began to
laugh. 'You've got .we,' said be, and
then he wrote on a card, 'Appoint this
man.' "—New York World.
UNBURN.
Blister s.
Sore Feet.
Everybody now admits
Zam-Buk best for these.
Let. It, give YOU case
and comfort.
Dnttritti end Stem everywhere
am Buk
THE BURYING BEETLE.
Dead Mice and Birds Secreted as Food
For Its Young.
People often wonder what becomes
of tbe dead mice und dead birds, for,
though birds nnd mice are constantly
dying in large numbers, hardly one is
ever to be seen. The fact Is that they
are burled by beetles. Buchner gives
a brief account of tbem as follows:
"Several of them unite togetber to
bury under tbe ground, as food and
shelter for their young, some dead animal, sucb as a mouse, a toad, a mole,
a bird, etc. Tbe burial Is performed
because tbe corpse, if left above
ground, would either dry up or grow
rotten or be eaten by otber animals.
In all these cases the young would
perish, whereas the dead body lying In
the earth and withdrawn from the
outer air lasts very well.
"Tbe burying beetles go to work in
a very well considered fashion, for
they scrape nway ihe earth lying under the body so thnt It sinks of itself
deeper aud deeper. Wbeu It la deep
enough It Is covered over from above.
If tbe situation Is stony, tbe beetles,
wltb uulted forces and greut efforts,
drag tbe corpse to some place more
suitable for burying. They work so
diligently tbat a mouse, for Instance,
is burled within three hours. But tbey
often work on for days, so as to bury
tbe body as deeply as possible." Prom
large carcasses, sucb ns those of horses,
sheep, etc., tbey only bury pieces as
lurge as they can manage."
Tbere can be no doubt of tbe Intelligence of these strange Insects, as a
gentleman discovered in u rather curious way. He desired to dry a dead
toad, mid for thut purpose he fusteued
It upon the top of nn upright stick.
The burying beetles, however, were
soon attracted by Ihe smell, and, finding Ibat tbey could not reach the toad,
tbey undermined tbe stick, causing It
to fall with the toad, which was tben
duly buried.-Our Animal Friends.
The Worst of It
Tragedies innumerable culminate in
the emergency hospital. "What has
happened to me?" asked the patient
when he had recovered from the effects of the ether. "You were in a
trolley car accident," said the nurse,
"and it lias been found necessary to
amputate your right hand." He sank
back on the pillow, sobbihg aloud.
"Cheer up,' said the nurse, patting
him on the bead, "you will soon learn
to gpt along all right with your left
hand." "Oh, it wasn't the loss of the
hand itself that I was thinking of,"
sighed the victim. "But on the forefinger was n string that my wife tied
around it t-j remind me to get something for her this morning, and now
I'll never lie aide to remember what it
was."
'     HEALTHY LITTLE CHILDREN.
A mother should not expect that
her children will escape all the ills to
which babyhood and childhood are
subject, but she cap do much to es-
sen their' severity and make baby's
battle for nealth easily won. Baby's
Own Tablets should be kent in every
home where there are little nies.
They are mothers' ever-ready help
and Baby's best friend. The action,
of the Tablets is gentle but thorough.
They cure colic, indigestion, conation-
tion, diarrhoea, allay the irritatior
at teething time, destroy worms and
promote healthy, natural sleep. And
the mother has the guarantee of i<
government analyst that this medicine contains no oointe or narcotic.
Sold by medicine dealers or by mail
at 25 c»nts a. box from the Hr. Williams' Medicine Co., Brockville, Ont
It was the first vaudeville performance the old colored lady had ever
seen, and sht was particularly excited
over the marvellous feats of the magician. But when he covered a newspaper with a heavy flannel cloth and
rend the print tbrouch it, she crew o
little nervous. He then doubled the
cloth and again read the letters accurately.
This was more than sbe could stand,
and rising in her seat she snid: "I'm
°o'n' home. This ain't no "lace for a
lady in a thin calico dress!"
Took It Seriously
Tho fair joung debutante was surrounded bv an admiring crowd' of
officers nt il.-e colonel's ball. Mnmmn
was standing nenrhv, smiling complacently nt her daughter's social
success. The discussion wns over
the ouarrel of the day lWore between
two brother officers. "Whnt was the.
casus belli?" naked the fair debutante. "Maud!" exclaimed mamma,
in a shocked voice, "how often have I
told you to'say stomach?"
A TINY BIT OF GROUND.
As a vermifuge there is nothing so
notent as Mother Graves' Worm Exterminator, nnd it can be given to
the most delicate child without fear of
injury to the constitution.
Wife—What would you like for your
birthday, dear?
Husband—Nothing at all. I haven't
any money.
Not Only That
"Do you think her voice can fill this
room?"
"Yes, and empty it."        ,
Mlnard's Liniment used by Physl
clans.
German railroads ore exnerimenting
extensively with cars operated hy elec>
trie storage batteries.
A Comforting Word.
A woman whose colored maid was
assisting her In trying on a handsome
new gown the other dny got a shock
nlicn, iirtcr looking III tbe pier glass
mid admiring ber really handsome figure as displayed In the new garment,
she remarked to the girl:
"Julia, all I need now Is a new face."
"'Deed. .Mrs. Dyer," replied tbe colored girl, "1 wouldn't worry If I was
you.   I saw a lady the other day ho
better   lookln'   than   you   are,"—New
York Press.
Time to Do Something.
Mrs. Mlmms-Mary, It wns 1 o'clock
this morning when you got in. I
heard you. Mary-Well, ma'am, if I
was you I'd take sometliiug to make
me sleep belter. I tool: my shoes off
down In tbe kitchen und didn't make
no more noise ihan a cut would. I've
been kind of worried about you for a
good while."
Poor poc'.ry is better than none—in
i'ie mind ol the poet. His wife does
not always egiee, however. A story is
lolil of n mnvster wliajind lyric lean-
bigs, and who indulged them from
time hn time.
. "Before I 'vas married," lie snid. "I
used to write what my wife called,
not 'poetry, iut 'rhymes.' A year or
two after 105 marriage I found on my
desk these lines; they served to clip
my wings pretty effectively:
" 'If nil tbe poems I hnve written
Were pltad up in a pile,
And witli n candle they were litlen,
You could see the blase a mile.
But all the raid that I hnve gitten
For nil the' poems I have wrote
Wouldn't hurt the feeblest kitten
If poured molten down Its throat.'
"Nothing wos said about it, but
there is no renson to doubt that my
wife put tbem there."
Satisfied.
Mrs. Skowlcr-You will hnve to go,
Mary. 1 can't put up wltb your Impertinence any longer. I'm sorry I
can't give you a recommendation.
Mnry-It's all right, mem. My leaving alive will be all Ibe recommend I
need.—Boston Transcript
W. N. U., No. 744
The fool wanders; tho wise traveL—
Spanish Proverb.
When going iwny from home, or at
any change of lm'ntat, he is a wise
man who numbers among his belongings a bottle of Dr J. D. Kellogg's
Dysentery Cnrdinl. Change of food
and water in some strange places
where there nre no doctors mny bring
on nn attnei; (,f dysentery. He then
hns n standard lemedy nt hand with
which to cope with the disorder, and
forearmed he can successfully fight
tbe ailment and s.'d'duc it.
Paint •
Another way to avoid serious trouble
in the family is to let tbe contractor
decide what color the house shall be
painted.—Indianapolis News.
Keep Mlnard's Liniment in the house.
What May Be Done With a Plot Twenty by Fifty Feet,
A space 20 by SO feet may under Intensive culture be made to yield fresh
vegetables for a smull family through
Half the year. With 40 by 50 feet or
50 by 100 there can be a gardeu spelling riotous plenty.
Have the spading done as early as
possible, use thoroughly rotted manure and supplement it wltb some
good commercial fertilizer, either
broadcasted and raked In or put in
bills or drills.
it is a waste of seed, strength and
time! to plant a garden in poor soil.
The seed will come up, the spindling
plants will be harder to work than if
they were luxuriant, und tbe resultant
crop will be mostly conspicuous by ita
absence. So. If it he Impossible to do
more, make small rich beds, four feet
wide and as long us tbe manure holda
out, and sow them crosswise with
such things as radishes, lettuce, cress,
parsley, beets and onions. Make the
rows a foot to eighteen inches apart
or sow the radishes broadcast. Lettuce also yields more for broadcast
sowing. Pull out the thriftiest as soon
ns edible and leave the rest to grow.
Radish tops make excellent greens,
something better Havered than mustard. By sowing thickly you can have
dishes of greens.
Say the garden Is 40 by 50 feet, this
Is something what the planting of It
should be: Dwarf early peas, medium
early and late peas, beets, early nnd
later; beans In succession, Including
bush Hums: carrots, radishes, tomatoes, encumbers, peppers. Do not adventure upon corn unless It be sweet
corn planted on the pea space as a second crop, to come In Just before frost
Make an asparagus bed all across one
end of the plot setting two-year-old
roots and fertilising the bed heavily in
early summer Just after cutting ceases.
Peas are so hardy they may ba
planted before snow Is past, provided,
of course, the ground is right when
tney go In, Make It fine and light,
cover the seed at least three Inches
deep, tben tramp the earth over tbem,
setting the feet so one track touches
the other. A quart of seed will sow
a hundred feet of drill the proper
thickness. An ounce of beet seed will
sow the same row length-Circle Magazine.
• A-MINISTER'S STORY.
It Didn't Have the Intended Effect
Upon the Congregation.
It Is said that a New England minister once told tbe following story just
before the collection was token up:
"1 have beard of a mau, prosperous
mid well to do, who went to church
ono Sunday and put a cent—just a
plnln copper cent—in the collection
box.
"On the1 way borne he was overtaken
by a sudden heavy shower and, having uo umbrella, crawled Into a hollow log by tbe roadside to keep himself dry until the downpour was over.
"Soon the log began to swell, and
the wetter It got the more it swelled
until the sides finally closed tn on the
prosperous citizen und held him in a
grip like a vise.
"The rain ceased, but tbe unfortunate,nmu was unable to move hand
or foot. He shouted for help, but no
one beard blm. He was about to give
up lu despair when be suddenly thought
of the cent be bad dropped Into the
collection box that day, and It made
blm feel so mean and small that he
crawled right out of the log without
any further trouble.
•'Now. If you expect to get caught In
a shower and be obliged to take refuge
In a hollow log on the way home, by'
all means put a cent in tbe contribution basket! If you don't anticipate a
crisis of that sort-well, you will know
wbat to do wben the basket Is passed."
The minister expected a shower of
silver and bills to follow tbls story,
but unfortunately just as tbe collection began a black cloud passed over-
bead, it suddenly begun to sprinkle,
and the pennies fairly rained into tbe
contribution basket. Only one quarter, a solitary dime and a lone nickel
were found among tbe coppers, nnd
they got in before the shower began.
Tbe congregation. It seems, bad all
left tbelr umbrellas at borne, and tbey
were not taking any chances.—New
York Times.
Got the Number.
Police Cnptaln-You sny that an automobile containing several persons
sped along the street and struck dowu
an old mnn? New Officer—Yls, sor.
Police Captnln-And that after chasing this auto for several blocks you
finally suceeeeded In getting tbe number? New Ofilcer-Yls, sor. Police
Captain—Good! What was the num.
ber? New Officer-There wor just
folve persons In th' car, sort-Circle
Magazine.
Positivs Reasons.
The Minister-Mackintosh, why don't
you come to church now? Mackintosh
—For three reasons, sir. Firstly, I
dlnnn like yer theology; secondly, I
dlnna like yer slngln', and, thirdly, It
wns in your kirk I first met my wife.
—Dundee Advertiser.
Essentials of Oratory.
"I have my speech nearly completed."
"I suppose you bave marshaled your
arguments in serried ranks?"
"No; I haven't taken lip thut part of
It, But I bave selected my anecdotes."
—Washington Star.
AN ACT OF KINDNESS.
Helped Pay Fares and Handed Out
Loose Change In Addition.
Young Mr. Brummagem was riding
uptown In tbe company of ulne women. He did not know th'e women.
He simply happened to land in a car
in'1 the midst of tbe buneb. Five of
tbem snt in tbe front seat of the' open
car uud four iu the seat facing It
The tenth pssenger was Brummagem.
He sat ut tbe end of the seat, and
wben tbe conductor came along be
obligingly helped to pay the fares—
that is, be reached out for tbe women's money and banded It along—and
then wben the conductor had counted
out tbe change Brummagem p.'.ssed It
back lo Ids neighbors.
Naturally such a complicated financial arrangement caused some confusion. Tbere were so many fair hands
thrust forward at one time tbat It was
burd to keep track of the amount eon-
trlbuted by each, and wbeu the accounts were finally settled possibly no
one but the conductor knew Just how
mutters stood. However, he had kept
bis head level all the way through, so
he had no scruples ubout reaching
across toward the woman In tbe far
comer nnd calling out, "Fare, please!"
In very positive tones.
Tbe woman blushed.
"Why, good gracious," she said, "I
paid you it long while ago!"    -
"I didn't get It," said the conductor.
"I've got only nine fares."
"But Ipald," said the woman. "1
gave It to blm," and sbe pointed to
Brummagem. "1 gave him a quarter.
I'te beeu wondering why I didn't get
my change back."
Brummagem's face became eloquent
with indignation and surprise.
"What!" said he. "You give me a
quarter!   Well, of all the"—
"Of course I did!" the woman Insisted. "Just as if you didn't know it!
Conductor, please make him give me
tbe change.1'
"You'll have to settle that between
yourselves." be said. "All I want is
the nickel."
And Brummagem, speechless with
Indignation, gave It to him nnd handed tbe woman 20 cents iu change.
The conductor grinned. "1 guess,"
said he confidentially, "that after tbls
you bad better let folks pay their own
fares."
"Thanks." said Brummagem. "I
think I shall. It's cheaper."—Philadelphia Public Ledger.
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A good dd west country preacher,
who had decided to leave an unrS-
munerative charge, finding it impossible to collect his salary, said in his
farewell sermon: "I have little more
to add, dear biethren, save this: You
were all in frvor of free salvation; and
the manner in which you have treated
me proves that you got it!"
Horrors of Minstrelsy,
"Mlstnh-MJstah U'nlkuh, kin yo'
tell—kin yo' tell me de dlff-de dllT-
unce 'tween n cream pltebab—'tween a
cream pltchnh. yo' know—jes' a. cream
pltcbah mi' u-wot yo' krep cream In
on de brenkfus' table—nn' n—kin yo'
tell me de dlff'unce. Mlstali WnlkubV"
"Xo, George. 1 can't tell you the difference between n erenm pitcher.
What Is the difference, George, be;
tWeen a cream pitcher?"
"Why-why-de uddnh'i* a prim
creature, Mlstnli Walkab, an' de ud"—
"Ladles mid gentlemen, there being
no popular bnllnd or appruorlnte vocul
selection to go with that one. 1 will
myself give you un Imitation of an interlocutor firing a drunken black face
comedian   off  tbe  stage." — Chicago
'Tribune. 	
Government 'Phones.
The Provincial Government of Alberta propose to construct 800 miles
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A western weekly printed the following: Paterfamilias asks—"How can I
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If it is small in bulk, like a hair-brush
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edges over it and tie with a' string.
This will Sioop the article from slipping out. If, on tiie other hand, the
article is nn English bath-tub or a
cloffies-horse, you will find it more
suited to one of the New York Sunday
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\ The 'Minister's!
Answer.
By SYLVIA  MEREDITH.
*i  Copyrighted,   1909,   by   Associated
Literary Press.
The little mlulster-llttle in stature,
little In power, little in salary-sa, before a table iu bis study diligently and
laboriously searching amid tbe leaves
of. various volumes of reference and
occasionally scribbling a few sentences on paper which later on should
serve as notes for bis sermon on the
following Sunday.
Tbe Itev. Jnnies Philander Dubois
smiled fondly aiid proudly and gratefully while he thought. He was an
unmarried churchman who felt It Incumbent upon blmself to.become one
of the two "principal performers In a
ceremouy in which already he bad become quite proficient as an agent of
fate where others were concerned.
So be leaned back and gazed at the
celling and thought of a beautiful,
brave young creature. He lingered
mentally on liet radiant face, ber
graceful form, nnd heard in his braip
tbe sweet thrill of her voice.
He had never thought thus of any
woman before. Until be first saw
Marguerite Vnn Dlemen a 'year ago he
' looked on nil women' with nn academic eye ns parishioners and studied them
only to decide what branch of church
work. If any. tbey were best fitted for.
But tbe yenr that followed his first
sight of the violet eyes of Miss Marguerite, nnd the brown hnlr thnt shone
-like sunny, light drowned In amber
pools in a forest brook, had been n
year of nwnkcnlng for him.
It wns not n quite complete nwnk'en-
lng, however. He wns very thoroughly awake—wide, staring, stark awake-/
to the knowledge that he wns so deeply In love with her that to lose her
would mean a drenry, sorrowful life
for blm, but be wns not awake enough
to suppose thnt he hnd any qualities
or attributes to please so wonderful
and clever and -bright n crenture.    .
However, though the Itev. Jnmes
Pbilnnder Dubois was thus humble
nnd devoid of nny proper self esteem,
and though be did not believe that
she could possibly want blm, he was
in love, and love sneers at logic. He
expected ber auswer to be "No," but
be wns pining just tbe same to ask
the question.
So, like tbe courageous and determined little minister tbat he was, lie
bnd written to ber asking for tbe favor of un Interview on a matter very
Important to bim. And she.bad replied, appointing tbat. very evening and
adding, "You should know tbat 1 have
declined nn hivltntlon to the County
club donee In order to give you tbls
evening, though the dunce Is the Inst
one of tbe season and I was really
anxious to go."
Perbnps it was tbls letter rather
than tbe Rev. Mr. I'hiliinder's conviction of the stereotyped nature of nil
sermons that mnde It so difficult for
hlm to finish tbe construction of bis
discourse.
Determined though he wns, the question he wns to ask Miss Marguerite in
a few hours was the kind.thnt no man
ever asks without perturbation, and
there was tbe last paragraph of ber
letter. It showed blin thut sbe was
losing an evenllHf Ot great enjoyment,
for, though Marguerite Van Dlemen
was a good parishioner, she loved
danclug wltb an ultra worldly love.
No doubt she expected to bear some
Immensely important news from bim.
Wouldn't sbe be ludlgnuiit aud angry
wben she learned tbat he bud kept
her from her pleasure simply to propose to her?
"The clocl*/ struck the hour, and tbe
minister became awure with a sharp
start that It was high time to keep
bis appointment. He arose ond put ou
his overcoat.
At tbat moment the doorbell rang.
It Is only because we are so used to
the really dramatic things of life tbat
we do not know nnd feel tbe dramas
thnt each moment mnkes.
Tbe ring of the doorbell wns such a
dramatic Instant in the life ot the Itev.
James Philander Dubois.
Passing through an adjoining room,
he opened the door and saw before
him a young woman, poorly dressed in
a faded gown of blue, her head topped
off with n_ lint of uncertain texture,
under which her hnlr hung forth In nil
directions. Her face was terribly wasted and sallow, and Its piteous nspect
was only Increased by a toucb of the
Incongruous In a suggestion of red
blgb on the cheeks.
The reverend gentleman shrank
back. He wished that he could escape
what he foresaw would be a long delay, but sense of duty conquered tbe/
bumnn Instinct nt once.       ,
The young womnn spoke as soon as
he opened tbe door. ".Won't you give
me something to ent?" she begged. "I
haven't bad anything since morning."
■ "Poor soul!" muttered tbe little minister. "The housekeeper Is out for tbe
afternoon, but I shall do tbe best I
can for you. Will you come to the
kitchen while 1 Investigate tbe pantry?"
As the unkempt young woman followed him Into the kitchen the minister felt such deep, angry annoyance
"as only a mnn can feel when the womnn he loves Is waiting for hlm while
circumstances keep hlm nway. Rut
the moment he realized that he, a minister, pledged to help the afflicted and
the sinning, hnd wbat wns almost an
emotion of hatred toward this poor
creature be crushed down whnt were
wicked nnd shameful thoughts tp him.
lie hastened to bring out ail ihe 'ood
he could And and set It before ber.
Food taken to tbe door would net
have come under the head of Christian charity with the Rev. Mr. Phllai*-
der, though he was tbe head of an
ultra fashionable church.
"Have you been a victim of clrcnm-
| stances or wbat is termed hard luck?"
> was one of the first things tbe minls-
jter asked after be had dished np cold
victuals and a quantity of vegetables.
"Ob, it's a long story," Insinuatingly
replied the woman, while sbe devoured
the stuff set before ber.
"Whatever may bave been the past"
Said tbe little minister, "don't forget
that- forgiveness Is yours for tbe asking."
He spoke in his most persuasive accents to tbe poor creature. His advice
was wise and sonnd, for witb all bis
modesty and simplicity the minister
was botb clever and alive to daily
Seeds, a fact that tbe woman repeat-
illy acknowledged with a mournful
eye, and lagging appetite. At times
she even desisted in ber siege of the
eatables when tbe little minister said
something particularly simple and
kind.
Finally she broke down and told all
her story-^an <Mi old story, not at all
romantic, not even interesting to any
except the poor crenture herself. The
minister listened patiently to ber long,
labored, tedious recital, and If sometimes he felt as If be would go wild
wltb Impatience'when he thought of
Marguerite he promptly forced himself
In punish ment to concentrate bis mind
and soul even more thnn before on the
object before hlm tbut demanded 80
much of bis pity and bis help.
Here wns a soul for him to succor
and snve, and .what was bis own
henrt's ense to thnt?
It wns late that evening before the
little minister returned borne after
having found a home for bis distressed
protegee. He should bnve felt a thrill
of gratitude for duty done and a sense
of humble satisfaction for his success
In bringing hack the straying one to
the right road.
He blamed himself for. not feeling It
But the more be tried to feel content
because he bad done bis duty the more
his soul sunk In him and the heavier
did his heart seem.
Tbe Rev. Mr. Dubois, though a most
devoted minister, was none tbe less an
Intensely human mun, and all tbe satisfaction in doing n duty could not lift
hlm from tbe despondency tbut be was
In, for be felt sure that be bad lost
any chance, if be possessed one, witb
Marguerite Van Dlemen.
His belief was strengthened to conviction next day wben he culled at her
bouse, wondering what he could say to
gain ber pardon. It was characteristic
of bim tbut it never entered his head
to explain to her wbat bad kept him
away. That would have seemed like
cunt and self praise to the little minister. ,, ,
Tbe only excuse be could offer was
"parochial business." And he realized
sharply that would seem a paltry excuse, though be didn't consider anything in tbe line of bis duty as paltry.
So be sent up bis curd In low spirits,
and be was not surprised, though ne
was grieved, when the maid returned
aud said Hint her mistress begged to
be excused and added a request that
be write to her, saying what sbe could
do for bim.
Anotber mnn might have felt offended and haughty. The little minister was too just for tbat He went
borne quietly aud wrote a very simple
little letter telling Miss Marguerite
Vau Dlemen all tbut was In bis heart
He begged ber forgiveness tor not
keeping the appointment and explained it by. saying: "A little matter ot
church busluess came up to keep me.
1 could not^evude It though 1 assure
you tbat It wus a great sorrow tp me
to be kept away."
Tben in his mind he wrote "Finis"
to his rouiiiuce and turned sturdily to
his work on the unfinished sermon.
Twenty minutes after he bad dispatched the note bis doorbell rang
again. Tbls time tbe little minister
did feel thut tbere were dramas lu little things. He laid down bis pen and
thought
He beard tbe maid open tbe door.
He heard a soft voice ask for blm.
Before be could rise a gown rustled,
and Marguerite Van Dlemen came toward tbe open library door.
"1 have brought you the answer to
your note myself," said sbe. Sbe beld
up ber band.' "Before 1 tell you what
It Is." sbe continued very hurriedly,
with her breuth coming short and fast
and ber eyes shining, "let me tell you
something else. Do you know wbat I
hnve always abhorred the most? The
preaching tbat does not practice! And
next to that 1 object to tbe practicing
thnt preaches too much of wbat It
doesl"
Tbe little minister looked at ber with
questioning bewilderment iu his dark
eyes.
Marguerite Van Dlemen made a few
steps forward and toward hlm.
"i saw you last evening on tbe street
wltb a young woman," Bhe went on.
"1 was a little angry tbat you should
have thought of anything except our
appointment Tbls morning I went to
carry some medicine to old Mrs. An-
sion and found that you bad taken the
young woman tbere to nurse ber. Sbe
told me what you bad said to ber and
what you bad done for ber,"
"Will you forgive me tor seeming to
neglect you?" faltered tbe little minister.'
"Walt," said Miss Van Dlemen. "1
still wanted to test you. 1 wanted to
see wbat you would do. So 1 waited
till yon wrote. If you bad tried to
explain more tban you did, why, then
perhaps 1 would not bave brought yon
my answer."
Ai.1 as she came toward tbe mu*4»
ter with ber bands beld ont even (be
modest Rev. Mr. Philander did not need
anything more to tell blm wbat tbe
answer was.
A BUNNY PARTY.
March Hare Entertainment In Honor
of Small Girl's Birthday.
Wben tbe problem of entertaining in
honor of a wee tot's birthday nrisee,
nothing Is better to decide upon tban
i bunny party, particularly if the function Is to take place In March. All
children are fond of tbese cute little
'ulniiils, and tbey love to see them
reproduced In favors and In the decorations. At a recent bunny party small
tables seating five each were used, and
m place of the conventional tablecloth
;overs of white paper damask were
employed. Tbese paper covers are
lainty and artistic and can be thrown
iwny when the party is over. Attractive favors were used at a bunny party described In Good Housekeeping.
They were tissue paper cops,, masks
ind boas, each rolled Iq a crape paper
napkin, slipped In turn through an
ornamental ring of cardboard whlcb
wns offered with decorated crape paper to match the napkin. A brilliant
polnsettia design .was chosen, and it
is very necessary to select a quality
bearing a fast color guarantee in order that no stains may deface tbe
pretty party dresses. The place cards
were adorned With the tiniest carrots,
pumpkins, lettuces and radishes modeled with minute perfection In tissue
paper. Rabbits love vegetation and little folks.love noise, so. horns were
mnde for favors and prizes, The required number of. pasteboard horns
were purchased and nn investment
made In tissue papers, tags, wires and
a small tube each of glue and art paste.
Arnund-lhe mouth of each horn was
fashioned a vegetable or fruit. Pumpkins, tomatoes and nppleB wen stuffed
with cotton and painted to look like
the original. ,
For holding the ice cream baskets
were mnde lu the form of hends - ot
lettuce. Rabbit bends cut from enrd-
board were glued to the handles of the
baskets where they looked mighty pert
und saucy. Paper plates were used
decorated  with poinsettias cut from
rot-run* lettuce leaf nt bbsnt's modtb.
tbe crape pnper doilies. Bach plate
rested upon u mat composed of tissue
lettuce leaves. In tbe center of each
tnble, says Good Housekeeping, several
| boms were heaped, the arrangement
being sucb that only the vegetable por-
| tloiis were visible, and their real na-
' ture was not disclosed until, upon n
signal,   each   guest   pulled  a   ribbon
| which bad one end fastened to a horn
and the other to one of the vegetable
i pluce curds.
i Additional favors were dancing rabbits, just grotesque enough to suggest
■ tbe proverbial "madness" of the March
■ hare. Tbese were constructed lu the
same manner as,tbe rabbit heads upou
the lettuce baskets.   They were glued
I to slender sticks, tissue wound und
decorated with long tassels of glistening silver tinsel. Five of tbe sticks
t were wound with pumpkin yellow, five
| with lettuce green and others witb
polnsettia scarlet, tbe colors corre-
| spending with those of the ribbons at
1 the respective tables. Un tbe apex of
i each mound of vegetables capered a
j bunny similar to those on tbe wand.
! ' Tbe simple refreshments consisted of
! lettuce and chicken sandwiches, creuin-
i ed French pens served tn ramekin
I cases, rabbit shaped cookies covered
wltb maple Icing and orange and chocolate Ice cream. Among the games
[ tbat were plnyed was un exciting attempt to pluce n lettuce leaf in bunny's
' mouth, after the well known fashion
of pinning the tail on the donkey. The
piecing together of homemade cut-up
puzzles und readings from "Uncle lie-
mus" filled tbe remainder of the time.
A Makeshift Pillow.
"Don't choose tbat one," said the
schoolgirl hostess as a classmate picked up a pillow gay witb big red roses
to tuck under her head. "That's my
mnkesblft, and you might as well try
to rest on tbe back of a porcupine as
on tbat knobby thing."
"Whnt Is It stuffed wlth-corncobs?"
asked, the visitor. "I never felt anything so lumpy."
"They are convenient lumps that you
will want to cultivate as soon as I let
you Into my secret. That Is my patch
bag. Instead of eiderdown It has old
letters, receipted bills, rolls of material from my clothes tbat motber
gave me for mending, extra bulls ot
darning cotton aud a couple of pieces
of fancy work.
"There wns no place to store the accumulation of stuff that one can't help
collecting, so 1 hit on the plan of
stuffing a pillow with It.
"You see lljnt cose buttons along tbe
end, nnd whenever I don't know where
to put n tblng thnt must be kept In It
goes. I try to keep It underneath the
other pillows as a prop, but It Is always the first one selected. I advise
yon to make yours with a less attractive cover."
IILEPRQSYJTRAGEDY.
The Saorifioe of Kaomouna, the
Hawaiian Beauty.
WEDDING CUSTOMS.
HER LIFE FOR HER MOTHER.
A Story Which Sheds a Bright Light
Upon the Filial Devotion of Kanaka
Women—The Reason a Baby's Advances Were Not Returned,
The usual Honolulu crowd was down
at the dock when the steumsblp from
San Francisco pulled alongside tbe
pier oo a brilliant, balmy afternoon In
January some years ago. American
women in summer afternoon costumes,
a few English und a few German women of society, arrayed also for steamer day, leaned hack languorously in
their carriages and phaetons, under tbe
shade of parasols, listening to the lazy
complimentary talk of the duck clad,
lei enwreatbed young business men
wbo combined duty witb pleasure In
thus waiting for the greut steamer to
slip laboriously into- ber measured
bertb beside tbe pier.
All of tbe Kanaka women bad bnre
feet' Tbey stood about lu little groups
as silent as tbe men of tbelr race! A
few of the Kanaka women carried
tiny brown biibles^-sllent also. The
young women were of varying degrees
of beauty, their figures showing a uniform excellence of proportion.
One of tbese Kanaka women at the
dock on this brilliant January afternoon wus particularly beautiful. Sbe
was clad like the rest of the women o[
her race. Sbe wns fully live feet ten
Inches in height, nnd tbe white silk
cord wltb wblch, unlike the otber Kanaka women, she drew her white dress
about her waist emphasized the splendid heroic proportions of her figure.
Kaomouna seemed quite unconscious
of her beauty. Tbe young shipping
clerks, hurrying to and fro on the dock
with their pencils behind their ears,
stopped suddenly when they caught
sight of ber. Tbe women In the carriages, wbo bud not been long down
from tbe States or from Europe, saw
Kaomouna and asked tbe women of
longer Honolulu residence, "Wbo Is
tbat glorious creature?" Kaomounn,
with a very snd face, spoke only an
occasional word to one of tbe Kanaka
women.
The steamship was made fast to the
pier, and the passengers began to troop
over tbe gangplank. There was oue
man witb bis pretty youug wife nnd
tbree-year-old little girl. Tbe little girl
was tbe first to catch sight of Kao-
uiouna as she reached the bottom ot
the gangway. Sbe quickly freed ber
hand from ber father's grasp and ran
toward Kaomouna witb baby words.
Kaomouna smiled nt the little girl, but
did not offer to tnke her up. Instead
sbe folded ber arms, looking down nt
tbe little pink faced child pleasantly.
Wben tbe motber bad tnkeu tbe little
girl sbe raised ber eyes to look at Kaomouna.
"Did you ever In your whole life see
sucb a perfectly beautiful woman?"
asked tbe young wife of ber busband
In a whisper wben be came up. "And
T'itii seemed to take to ber Immediately. If we could only have ber for a
nurse for Tlta!"
Kaomounn beard her,
"Kaomouna would love to be thnt,"
she replied in a soft Kanaka accented
speecb, smiling. Then a look of pnin
cume Into ber face. "But It mny not
be-lt mny not bel" And. with her
hands at her eyes, Kaomouna turned
suddenly und disappeared among the
departing men and women of ber race.
Three months later the parents of
the little girl were at the dock together to witness fnr tbe first time the
snddest of sights—the departure of tbe
lepers for the Island of Moloknl.' Tbe
Kllnuea Hon, the leper steamer, was
out In the strenm. nnd the lepers were
being carried out to her In barges. A
litter was borne through tbe roped Inclosure for the lepers. On It lay n
very old Kanaka woman In the final
stages or tbe dlsense. At the side of
the litter wnlked Kaomouiiii. Her face
was very sad. Tbe parents of the little girl wondered. They spoke to an
official of the Hawaiian hoard of
health, wbo was busy In the task of
embarking tbe lepers.
"Surely," tbey said, "she does not
acconipuny the lepers?"
"Who - Kaomounn?"   replied   the '
health  official.    "Oh.  yes,  she  does, i
Rut It Is ber own choice.   Kaomouna,
you know, hns been secreting her old !
mother for a number of years,   We al- ;
wnys knew there was something mysterious about Knninmina—that is. we
hnve known It for the last five years.
She had made queer visits to u palm
hut far over  In  tbe Nutianu  valley.
Last week we followed her.   We felt j
there wns leprosy In It.   We found her
motber  In  the   but.    Knnmounu  had
had ber In biding, trying to snve her
from Moloknl. ever since the disease
becumo evident.   Kaomouiiii Is not Infected In the least.   She bas been careful.     But   she   elects   to  follow   her ;
mother  to   Moloknl.    Extraordinary?
Why, not nl all!   You do not understand  the   filial  devotion  of  Kanaka
women—men, too. for that mutter. Such
cuses nre common enough."
The parents of tbe little girl looked
at each other There were tears in
tbe mother's eyes.
"Thnt Is  why she folded her arms
and would not touch Tltn!" she said.
"In this world of Ood, civilized or un- i
civilized, could (here be anything more
noble?"
All wns ready, aud tbe Kllnuea Hou.
with  Kaomounn and her mother on I
board, slowly started down the harbor, ihe Kanakas o-i the dock setting,
up the weird, plaintive death wall.— I
Washington Star. I
Rice Throwing Originated In India-
Ring Used by Ancient Hebrews.
It is from India that the custom cf
rice throwing comeB to us; At the
close of the marriage ceremony in
that country the Hindu bridegroom j
throws three handfuls of rice over
his little veiled wife and she retaliates by throwing the same amount
over him. With us the rice is thrown
by outsiders. The "old shoe" custom is generally supposed to come
from the Hebrews and is alleged to
have originally implied that the
parents of the bride gave up all
authority over her. The Germans
had a long custom, which perhaps
they have not wholly given up'even
nbw, of putting the bridegroom's shoe
on the pillow of the bridal bed; and
in Anglo-Saxon marriages th, father
gave a shoe of the bride to th. bridegroom, who touched her on the head
with it to remind her who was now
master.
The weddine ring was used among
the ancient Hebrews primarily with
the idea that the delivery of a ring
conferred power on the recipient, and
thus the wife wearing her husband's
ring shared his authority. The ring
in the Roman espousals was a pledge
ot loyalty and the idea that it should
be worn on the third finger of the
left hand because "a nerve connects
this finger with the heart" originated
with the Romans. Orange blossoms
were worn by brides among the
Saracens because they were held to
symbolize fruitfulness; the very general use of these flowers in Europe
and America for bridal adornment is
comparatively a modern custom. The
use of a bridal veil is a relic of tiie
far-off time when the husband wns
not allowed to see his bride's face till
after the marriage.
It is snid to be o curious fact that
the wedding cake, that elaborate, indigestible compound so indispensable
at the modern marriage ceremony, is
the direct deBcent'snt ef a cake made
of water, flour nnd salt, of which at
the Roman high-class weddings the
mnrried couple and the witnesses
partook at the time of the signing ot
the contract.
zm
CATTLE AND
TUBERCULOSIS
A Long Greek Word.
What is believed to be the longest
word to be found in any dictionary,
one that leaves even German arid
Dutch hopelessly out of it, may be
turned up in Liddell and Scott's lexi-
con by those who can read Greek
characters. Those who cannot may
be content to know that this word,
which begins, "lepadotemachoselucho-
galeo," proceeds in like manner
through seventy-eight syllables and
and counts 170 letters in all. Of
course no ancient Greek ever used
such a word as this in ordinary conversation. It is a comic word invented bv Aristophanes for rythmical
delivery in one of bis plays and means
n dish compounded of all sorts of fish,
flesh, fowl and sauces, which are enumerated in the word. The most ingenious English translation of it yet
suggested is "hash."
English and American Education.
Americans educate the mass, while
we have always educated the leaders.
In England—democracy assented to
the method—we make a point of specially encouraging ■ the promising
pupils. We build ladders for them,
and we believe that our indifference
to the question of what class of society they may come from is sufficient
proof of our genuinely democratic
habit of mind. It hns been the immemorial practice of England^ to train
ieaders for th" nation. This was done
when most citizens were receiving no
education at all. Americans rather
concentrate their ntlention on the
ruck. The exertional boy or girl..it
is Ihouglit, will rise in any case. The
important thing to do is to advance
the average of educntion—London
Spectator.
The'Wife Knew Better.
"Charlotte, my dear, how is it I
find you weeping? Have you had bad
news from your husband?"
"Ob, worse than that! My Arthur
writes me irom Carlsbad that he
would die with ardent longings fnr
me were it not that he could gaze
affectionately at my picture and
cover it with a thousand kisses every
day."
"That is really very nice of him.
And, pray, is it that you are crying
for? I would give anything to hnve
such a poetic and tenderly loving
husband as you have!"
"Ah. yes, my Arthur is very poetical ! But let me tell you that just to
try him I slipped my mother's photo
into his traveling bag instead of my
own before he started."
O
Aside from tbe danger to human
health, oue cannot afford to have tuberculous cows upon bis farm. Tbey
are a meuace to the herd, as the most
valuable animal may be attacked at
nny time. Transmission from one animal to anotber is often speedy. The
great point in guarding against tbe
disease Is first to eliminate all affected
animals and then keep each cow in
such robust health and such sanitary
surroundings thnt ber constitution will
throw off or render powerless nny bnc-
teriji tbat may find their wny to htr.
Plenty of Bunshlne, plenty of fresh air
botb In tbe stable and out and good
feed aud care will go a long way toward making your cows Immune.
, Professor Shuw says of tbe disease:
Tuberculosis is a germ disease and
can only be contracted, therefore, by
contact with the germs. It Is reasonable to suppose that tbe liability to infection Is greater where the germs nre
cumulative—that Is, In stnbles where
several tuberculosis animals are present—than In those where only one Is
present. Yet sad experience has shown
that but one affected animal in one
season may scatter germs tbat will
infect many animals, Tbe danger of
Infection from nnluiuls at liberty In
the open nlr Is not very great.
Some animals nre much more germ
resistant thnn others—that is, they can
stand exposure much better thnn others. This is true of animals tbat are
strong and vigorous, nnd yet It Is probably true that no animals are so strong
that they ciui, resist .exposure Indeti-
1)11)0 III' TIIU MINNESOTA IIBIIII.
[While to all appearances perfectly
healthy, this cow had tuberculosis when
the picture was taken.]
nltely under conditions of exposure favorable to tbe transmission of tbe disease.
The germs nre probably never Imparted simply through the medium of
the breuth when this breathing Is normal. They may come from tbe saliva,
from nasal discharge, from the bronchial tubes, as In coughing, and from
the droppings. They may dry and rise
with dust In tbe stnbles or yards,
raised by air currents, and in this way
tbey may be taken into tbe lungs.
Young animals, ns calves, very frequently get the germs In milk, both
whole and skimmed. Young animals
nre nlso more susceptible to the disease than those thnt are older. It Is
now pretty clearly proved that tuberculosis Is much more prevalent in
swine that arc fed milk from creameries than In those not so fed.
You cannot always detect tuberculosis from the appearance of the animal.
In the herd nt tbe Minnesota experiment station some of the healthiest
looking cows were tested und found to
have tuberculosis, while others that
had every appearance of suffering
with the disease were shown to be entirely free of It.
Lice on Hogs.
In milking pigs cuinfortnble one
should be on Ihe lookout for lice.
Many keep and feed pigs at a loss
when tbey are Infected mid do net
know why they are unthrifty and unprofitable. Wben tbe first signs of lice
appear, wliich are white specks or nits
on the ends of the bull* buck of tho
ears am! on the side, prepare to make
short work of them. Spiny tbem with
some good dip, clean the nests nnd
pens and cleanse Ibein witb the same.
In the absence of dips tnke equal
parts of kerosene and enstor oil and
brush it Into the hnlr nil over the pigs.
Take the straw out of the nests und
burn It. Disinfect the floors nnd sides
Of the pens with u strong solution of
carbolic acid, two ounces to a gallon
of water. If any afterward appear repent the operation.
Laraest Duck Farm.
Australia is said io hnve the largest
duck farm and the largest incubator
in the world. The incubator has a
capacity of 11,440 ducks' eggs or 14,-
080 bens' eggs. The machine is, in
fact, a hot-bouse. It stands in open
ground and is constructed of ordinary pine boards, with corrugated iron
roof. The egg trays each bold 130
ducks' eggs, or ICfl hens' eggs, and
tiiero are four of these end to end in
eleven tier one above the other one
each side of the room, making a total
of 88.
His Apology.
The vicar was invited to share in
the festivities held in honor of the
coming of age of the son und heir.
At the dinner tnble he sat in Iront of
a goose, and the lady of the iiouse occupied the chair on bis left. "Shall
I sit so close to the goose?" bo asked
thoughtlessly. Tben, finding thut his
words might be misconstrued, be added hastily: "Excuse me, Mrs. H-—;
1 meant the roast one."
A Living Tomb.
Some of the lamas of Thibet have a
custom of allowing themselves to be
inclosed in grottoes, so that they
would live in darkness for the rest
of their lives. 8ven Hedin heard of
a man who was inclosed at the age
of sixteen or seventeen years and lived there sixty-nine years without any
communication with the outside world
whatever, his food and water being
passed underground by a long pole.
Turnips For Stock. ,
In this year of high gruiii we should
begin feeding the turnips early—us
soon as frost destroys tne pasture, says
tbe liurul New Yorker. If you give
them to cows, feed while you lire milking or soon after and thus avoid tbe
taste In the milk, lly analysis turnips
arc worth about one-tenth ns much
pound for pound as cornmenl; but,
like oilier succulent foods, tbey huve a
higher value than tbe analysis Indicates. Wo would feed bran or corn-
meal witli them. For sheep tho turnips are excellent. For bogs we prefer
to cook them mid mix dry bran with
Ihe turnips.
Care of Sheep.
Do not dose the Inmbs or ewes every
time the.v show slgus of being off feed.
Shut (hem up alone for u few day--,
change their feed, and nature will generally right filings. If you sec ono nf
the sheep limping around catch It nnd
examine closely for foot rot. If there
Is the slightest sign of this disease get
busy at once.
Sun For the Hogs.
If the hogs hnve not n southern exposure where tbey may lie In the sun
out of the wind give tbem one. Tbey
will do much better with It. Anything that Increnses the comfort anil
pleasure of slock mnkes It more profitable. THE REPORTER,  MICHEL.  BRITISH COLUMBIA.
The Opal
Serpent
By FERGUS HUME,
'&*> Mystery ef i Hansom C*b."
"Bis Nsndtrio's Fan," Ele.
Copyrlllit, 1«». t>r O-  W. Dllllna-
horn Company.
(Continued.)
Mrs. Krlll turned ghastly pale.
"No," she said in a suffocating voice.
"Such Is the case, but can you wonder
tbat I forebore to mention that fact?
My daughter knows nothing of that—
nor did my husband"—
"Which husband do you mean, Krill
or Jessop?" asked Hurd.
Mrs. Krill gasped and rose, swaying.
"What do you mean, mnn?"
"This," said the detective, on his feet
at once; "this person hunted out the
early life ot Anne Tyler at Stowley.
It was discovered that Anne was tbe
daughter of a woman who bad been
banged and of a man who bad been
murdered; also this person found that
Anne Tyler married a sailor called
Jarvey Jessop some years before she
committed bigamy wltb Lemuel Krill
tn Beechlll church"— I
Hurd produced the warrant.
"It's a lie!" screamed Mrs. Krlll, losing her self control. "How dare you
mme here wltb these falsehoods?"
"They are not falsehoods. Anne Tyler, alias Anne Jessop, alias Anne
Krlll, etc.," retorted Hurd, speaking
rapidly and emphasizing his remarks
wltb his finger In his usual fashion
when In deadly earnest "You were
married to Jessop in Stowley church.
Yon bore him a daughter, who was
christened Maud Jessop in Stowley
church. The person I mentioned sent
me copies of tbe marriage and birth
certificates. So your marriage with
Lemuel Krlll was false, and bis second marriage with Lillian Garner Is a
goad one In law. Wblch means, Mrs.
Jessop"—Hurd burled the word nt her.
and she shrank—"that Sylvia Norman
or Sylvia Krlll, as she rightfully Is,
owns that money which you wrongfully withhold from ber, Tbe will
gave the five thousand a year to 'my
daughter,' and Sylvia Is tbe only
daughter and only child—tbe legitimate child, mark you—of Lemuel
Krill."
"Lies, lies, lies!" raged Mrs. Krlll, as
she may still be called, though rightfully Jessop. "I'll defend the case
on my daughter's behalf."
"Your daughter, certainly," said
Hurd, "but not Krlll's."
*?I say yes."
"Aud 1 say no. She was fifteen wben
Lady Rachel was murdered, as Jessop, her father, admitted. I knew tho
man was keeping something back, but
I was far from suspecting that It was
tbls early marriage. No wonder the
man came to you and had free quarters at tbe lied Pig. He could have
prosecuted you for bigamy. Just as
yon would have prosecuted Krlll had
you not murdered blm."
Mrs. Krlll gave a yell, and her eyes
blnzed. "You hound." she shouted,
"do you accuse me of that?"
"I do more than accuse you. I arrest
you." Hurd produced the warrant.
"A man Is waiting In the cab. We'll
get a four wheeler, and you'll come
along with me to Jail, Mrs. Jessop."
"You can't prove It—you can't prove
It," sbe panted, "and I shan't go-I
shan't-I shnn'tl" And her eyes sought
tbe tapestry.
"Miss Jessop can come out," said
Hurd coolly, "and, as to your not coming, a few policemen will soon put that
right."
"How dare you Insult us?"
"Come, come," said tbe detective
sternly, "I've bud quite enough of this.
You offered mc £1.000 to learn who
killed your so called husband, Krlll. 1
have enrned the reward"—
"Not one shilling shall you have."
"Oh, 1 think so. Miss Sylvia will pny
It to me. ond you"—
"I nm Innocent. I never touched tbe
man."
"A jury will decide that, Mrs. Jessop."
"Krlll—my name Is Krlll."
Hurd laughed and turned toward tbe
tapestry.
"What do you say, Miss Jessop?" be
asked.
Seeing that further concealment was
at an end. Maud lifted the tapestry,
which concesled a small door, through
which sbe bad silently stolen to listen.
Bhe advanced calmly.   "1 bave beard
all your conversation wltb my ra»urcri
abe declared, with flashing eyes, "and
not one word of It Is true.   I am tbe
daughter of Lemuel Krlll."
"You'll find tbat bard to prove In the
face of your birth certificate and your
mother's marriage to Captain Jessop,
your father."
"It will all be put right."
"Quite so, and Miss Norman will get
the money."
"That girl—never'" cried Maud fiercely. She looked very like ber mother
at the moment, but the more angry she
grew the calmer became Mrs. Krill,
who kept darting anxious glances at
her daughter. "And you shan't take
my motber away," she cried threateningly.
"I don't want to make a scandal In
the neighborhood," said Hurd, taking
a small whistle from his pocket, "but
If I blow this my man out there will
call the nearest policeman, und then"—
"There Is no need," Interrupted Mrs.
Krlll, wbo had recovered her self control. "Maud, come over beside me. On
what grounds, Mr. Hurd, do you accuse me of the crime? I was not In
town on"—
"Oh,   yes,   you   were,   Mrs.   Jessop.
Pash con prove that you were In his
..office and took tbe brooch left by Tray
from the table.    I don't know where
you stopped on thnt night"—
"At Judson's hotel. Strand." cried
Maud, nlnelng herseir beside her
mother, "and any one there can prove
that my mother and myself were within doors after we came from Terry's
theater, where we spent the evening.
As my father—for Krill was my father
—was killed after 12 and we were both
In bed In one room before then, your
accusation falls to the ground. My
mother was with me, and she did uot
leate tbe whole evening. Next day we
went to Cbrlstchurcb."
Hurd was rather staggered by the
positive way In whlcb the young woman spoke. But the facts were too
plain for blm to hesitate. "I must
trouble you to come along wltb mc,"
he said. "Matilda will bring your
things."
Mrs. Krlll touched the electric button
of the bell, while Maud walked up and
down, deathly white and fuming. "Mr.
Hay sball see to this," she said In a
cold rage.
"Mr. Hay will have quite enough to
do to look after blmself," said the detective coolly; "you had better let your
mother go quietly, and I won't say
anything to Matilda Junk,"
Matilda entered tbe room and heard
that Mrs. Krlll had to go out on
business with Mr. Hurd. On receiving ber orders sbe departed and
presently returned with tbe cloak and
hat. Mrs. Krlll, who was now quite
cool, put these on. Hurd could not
but admire the brave way in wblch
sbe faced the terrible situation. Maud
seemed to be far more unset.
Miss Jnnk departed, and Mrs. Krlll
said tbat sbe wns reaSy to depart
Hurd offered her his arm. wblch she
rejected, and walked to the door with
a firm step, although her face was
rather white. At the door sbe caught
ber daughter round the neck and
kissed her several times, after which
she whispered earnestly In her ear
and then went down the stairs with
tbe detective In attendance. Maud,
with white lips and cheeks, but wltb
dry eyes, followed. When her motber
was safely In tbe cab, the plain
clothes policeman alighted so that
Hurd might take his place. Maud
came quietly down the steps and
seized the detective by tbe arm.
"You have ruined my mother," she
said in a cold, hard tone; "you have
robbed me of my money and of tbe
chance of marrying tbe man I love.
I can't hurt you, but that girl, Sylvia-
she shall never get one penny—so, remember!"
Hnrd shook ber off, and, stepping Into tbe cnb, drove away, Mrs. Krlll
looked apprehensively at him. "What
did Maud say?" she asked. Hurd told
ber. and Mrs. Krlll closed her lips firmly. "Maud Is quite right," she said,
with a strange smile.
mistress and faced Sylvia, wav-mg a
•Jlrty piece of poper. "Lor*, miss,"
she almost screamed, "you do Bay as
you want t' know where that limb
Tray 'ave got to"—
! "Yes, yes," said Sylvia, rising; "he
escaped from Mr. Hurd, and we want
to find him very much."
"It'B a letter from 'Im," said Mrs.
Pur>, thrusting tbe paper Into Sylvia's
hand. "Tho' 'ow be writes, not 'avln'
1 bin to a board school, I dunno. He's tn
a ken at Lnrablth and ill at that.
Wants me t' go an' see 'lm. But I
can't leave the Ironln'."
"Yuss, y' can," said Deborah suddenly. "This erringd Is ness'ary, Mrs.
Purr, ma'am, so jes' put on your bun-
| net an' go to Mr. Hurd as 'as 'Is orfice
at Scotian' Yard and take im with
you."
"Oh, but I couldn't"-
"You go," advised Mrs. Tawsey.
"There's £5 offered for the brat's beln'
found."
"Five pun!" gasped Mrs. Purr, trembling. "Lor\ and me 'avln' a cbanct
of glttln' It. Iii go. I'll go. I knows
the Yard, 'avln' 'ad summat to do with
them dirty perlice In my time. Miss
Sylvla"-
"Yes, go, Mrs. Purr, and see Mr.
Hurd. He'll .give you the £5 If you
take blm to Trny." Sylvia handed
back tbe paper. "Tray seems to be 111."
"Ill or well, be shan't lose me five
pun If I 'ave to drag Im to the locknp
m'self." said Mrs. Purr. Sbe hurried
out, hardly able to walk for excitement.
"There's a nice ole party fur you.
Miss Sylvia?"
"Debby," said the girl thoughtfully,
"you take her to tbe Yard to see Mr.
Hurd and then go to Kensington to
speak with your sister."
"Well, I'll go, as importance It la,"
said Mrs. Tawsey, rubbing ber nose
harder tban ever. "But I 'opes you
won't be lone, my poppet dovey."
"Oh, no," said Sylvia, kissing her
and pushing her toward the door. "I'll
look after those four women In the
washhouse and read this new book I
have. Then I must get tea ready for
Paul, who comes at 4. The afternoon
will pass quite quickly."
"I'll be back at 5 if I can and earlier
If Matilder ain't what she oughter be,"
said Mrs. Tawsey, yielding.
In anotber quarter of an hour Mrs.
Tawsey, dressed in ber bridal gown
and bonnet so as to crush Matilda with
the sight of her splendor, walked down
the garden path, attended by Mrs. Purr
in a snuffy black shawl and a kind of
cobweb on her head which abe called
a "bunnet."
Sylvia, left alone, proceeded to arrange matters. She went to tbe wash-
house, whlcb was detached from tho
cottage, and saw that four women,
who worked under Deborah, were busy.
She found them all chattering and
washing In a cheerful way, so, after a
word or two of commendation, she returned to tbe sitting room. Here sho
played a game of patience, arranged
the tea things, although it was yet
early, and finally settled down to on*
of Mrs. Wood's interesting novels.
Deborah bad lighted a cheerful fire
before she went that her mistress
might be comfortable, so Sylvia
sat down before this and read for
an hour, frequently stopping to think
of Panl and wonder If he would come
at the appointed bonr of 4 or earlier.
What with the warmth and the reading and tbe dreaming she fell Into a
kind of dose, from which she was
awakened by a sharp and peremptory
knock. Wondering If her lover had
unexpectedly arrived, although she did
j not think he would rap in so decided a
manner, Sylvia rubbed tbe sleep out
of her pretty eyes and hurried to the
door. On the ateps abe came face to
face with Miss Maud Krlll.
(To be Continued )
LONG TERM FIRES.
| The Buddhist Fire of Bangkok Is the
I Oldest In the World.
In Siam is a fire that not only lasts
I for years, but has  what have  been
I aptly termed "lineal descendants." It
is to be found in a Buddhist temple
near   Bangkok,   where   every   fourth
year at a certain period the priests
light a fresh fire in  a big  brazier.
! This flame is kept alive for four years
j and   is  in   turn   extinguished   after
' supplying a brand to ignite its suc-
I ccssor. Inasmuch as this practice has
j obtained, for upward of two centur-
! ies, the Buddhist fire of Bangkok is
i in a 6ense the oldest in the world.
!    Another long term fire is said to
exist at Sarhad,  Persia.   This flame
is a symbol of religious fervor, and it
is death to extinguish  it, and it is
claimed   it  has   burned  for   seventy
years.    In  explanation  of this  curious rite it is expluined thut the Persians,   rigid   Mohammedans   and   regarding their former fire worshiping
faith   with   detestation, nevertheless
suffer tbe Sarhad flame to continue
to display their gratitude for ,a service rendered  u high official of the
Persian Government many yearB ago.
At  that   time,   it   is   said,   n   pious
I'arsee,  who had  come  to  trade  at
Sarhad,   was   the   happy  means   of
saving the grand vizier from assassination.   So tbe grateful Shah of that
day ordered that tbe fire lighted by
I lie Parses should be kept alive indefinitely,
There are some regions of the earth,
like those inhabited by the Eskimos,
where the motive for retaining fires
for long periods lies in the great difficulty of obtaining means for lighting
new' oties. One traveler reports seeing a fire in Lapland that had not
been extinguished in seven yenrs. It
had been carried from pluce to place
in an old ship's bucket.
England claims one of the oldest
Hits in the world, that in an inn
called the Checkers, in Osmotherly.
This' inn, the story runs, has remained ill charge of tbe same family
for 100 years, and during that period
the fire in the kitchen bus never been
extinguished.
The keeping up, of lires for years
at a time is said lo be sometimes an
incident of a Sicilian vendetta. The
wronged individual when lighting his
"fire of verigetiiice" is said lo take
solemn oath that it shall not be extinguished until his thirst, for revenge shall have been satisfied by
Ihe death of the offending person.
There is on record a. trial in Palermo
wherein it was shown tbat the accuser!, charged with murder, had kept
his kitchen fire 11112111 for five years.
CHAPTER XXV.
US' sny your meantn', my
pretty queen." said Mrs.
Tawsey as sbe stood at the
sitting room door ond
watched Sylvia reading an III written
letter, "it's 12 now, and I kin be
back by .*>. artcr a long and enjiable
tork with Matilder."
"You   certainly   must   go."   replied
Sylvia, handing back tbe letter.    "I
! nm sure your sister will be glad to
j see you. Ilebby."
Deborah sniffed nnd scratched her
I elbow. "Relatives ain't friends In our
j family," she said, shaking her bead.
i "We ain't seen each otber for years.
I nnd the meetln' will be cold. 8hei!
I not have much forgiveness fur rae
| lit-iii' a bride when she's but a lone
I crossmatch, drat ber."
"Don't qunrrel wltb her, Debby. She
! lias written you a very nice letter, asking you to go down to Mrs. Krlll's
house In Kensington, und sbe really
wants to see you before she goes back
to Chrlstchurch tonight."
"Well, I'll go." Bald Deborah suddenly, "but i don't like leavln' you all
by your own very Keir, my sunflower."
"I'll be all right. Debby. Paul
comes at 4 o'clock, und you'll be Hack
at .I."
"Sooner If me nnd Matilder don't hit
It orf or If we hit each otber. wblch,
knowln' 'er 'ablls, I do expects. But
Hart's out till (I. nnd there won't lie
any one to look nrter them ns washes
-four of 'cm," added Mrs. Tawsey.
rubbing her nose, "and ns Idle as pork-
pines."
"Mrs. Pnrr can look after tbem."
"I,ook arter gin more like," suld
Delwrob. "Here she Is Idlln', us usual.
Ami may I arsk. Mrs. I'urr. inniim,"
demanded Deborah, wltb great politeness, "wot I pays you fur In the wuy
of Ironln'?"
But Mrs. run* wns too excited to reply.   Sbe brushed pust ber Indignant
An Organ's Secret.
Switzerland has a church which Is
rery proud of ItB exquisite music, 'i'IiIs
Is the Church of St. Nicholas at Freiburg. At lirst no startling novelty Impresses Itself upon Ihe visitor, but
when the magnificent orgun begins to
sound surprise nnd delight are mingled
In Ihe heurer. Tbls organ Is of Immense size. It has four manuals, slxtv-
four stops and 4.103 pipes. Its great
j peculiarity Is, however. Its vox bu-
mana stop. There arc vox humnnn
I stops In hundreds of organs, but none
i which In any wny npronches tbe per-
I fectlon of this masterpiece. Mooser,
; the builder, wns repeatedly begged to
! build others, but Invariably refused.
. and his secret has been faithfully kept,
jfnr, except tbe organist, who Is also
ilia tuner, no one Is permitted to inspect the Interior of tbe organ.—New
York Moll.
Building on Sand.
'i   In New York nearly nil the tall office
i buildings have tbelr foundations on the
quicksand, In It or under It, and. ns a
j rule, they nre more difficult, dangerous nnd costly to build tban anywhere
else In the world. It Is required to provide absolutely safe separate supports
for from fifty to a hundred columns
fifteen or twenty feet'iipurt. each cur-
1 rylng loads of from 100 to 2.000 tons.
Thirty feet below (lie surface Ihe sand
; Is found compressed lo n hnrd. dense
; mnss,  which undisturbed   will   curry
safely a load of 0,1100 or 8000 pounds
per squnre foot.   When, therefore, the
building Is not too henvy nnd there Is
I no expectation of deeper foundations
! being built nlnngslde. the new foundations are often laid on Ihe surface of
the sand, which bus from one-half to
I the whole of Its area covered   with
them.—Frank W. Skinner In Century.
Dyeing Real Flowers.
"Every once in a while some florist
gets busy and puts some odd colored
blossoms in his window as an extra
attraction to the display," suid a
clubman. "I just noticed one down
the street. It consisted of a bunch of
impossibly green carnntions. At first
glance u good many people thought
tbey were made of paper, but they
got interested when tlicy found out
that they were 'natural.' Now, anybody who wants to have nny 6f these
freak flowers can get them by buying
some kind of unilino ink, any color
desired. Carnations are the easiest to
color, white ones, of course. Put
their stems in a glass filled with the
ink. Their stems are soft, and in a
short while the large veins in their
petals are filled with the ink. Don't
iet tiiem absorb too much color; they
are prettier with just so much. Then
remove them anil put them in a vase
of salt water. I.ilies-of-tbe-valley lend
themselves to this scheme also — in
fnct, any white soft-sternmed flower
may be used."
Forestry In Germany.
In Germany no man may cut down
n tree without replucing it by planting two or (hree more. And if Ihe
timb»r be growing on a slope which
would, if deforested, precipitate n
considerable body of water into a
river, thus causing floods, the trees
may not be cut at nil, except such a
portion of them as each yenr reach
' maturity. Most important of all,
| when it comes to recreating the de-
j vastntcd forests, the Germans do not
tax growing forests for thirty yea-
after the young trees are first plained. Bv that time, under proper conditions' of scientific forestry, a permanent and regular annual crop mny
he cut and the forest may well bear
its just share of the burden of taxation.—Technical World Magazine,
The Earth's Crust.
The solid crust of the earth is about
25 miles thick, nnd it floats upon a
denser substratum, which is fluid or
at lenst plastic. The crust of the earth
niav therefore be compared to an ice
floe   resting   on  the   ocean   and   the
i mountains to icebergs imbedded In it.
Just as an iceberg, floats with only a
small   proportion  of  its   bulk   above
the surface of the water, so Die bills
j as   we   know   them   are   merely   tho
j crests of huge berirs that float, almost
wholly submerged, in n denser substratum.—Captain    Cruster    in   New
Quarterly Review.
The Tribute of Protest.
During n matinee of "La Fenime
j X" ut Hie Porte St. Murtin theatre,
' Paris, a mnn ol seventy-four nnined
Letang, sitting in the third row of the
stalls,  sprang  to  his  feet.    He was
very much excited by the play and
shouted to the judge in the trial scene
that the prisoner (Mine. Jane Hading)   was  fainting and ought to be
allowed to leuve the court.
!    "You nre torturing nn unfortunate
woman I" be shouted, and ns he said
the  words  be  broke  n  blood   vessel
nnd fell dead in the theatre.
HUNTING IN AFRICA.
Winston Churchill Describes Sport In
Country Around Nairobi.
Eight Hon. Winston Churchill, Under Secretary of State for the Colonies
of Great Britain, went from Mombasa
to Khartoum over the same routa'that
Col. Eoosevelt will travel between
these two points while in Africa. The
Under Secretary of State for the Colonies of Great Britain spent some
time in Nairobi, fitting out headquarters for African jungle hunters, and
in the big game infested country
round about. Col. Eoosevelt is to
spend the next six months at Nairobi
and the country round about in
search of the big game und other African experiences. Part of the time
he will be a guest on just'such extensive estates as Mr. Churchill describes in this article.
"This is the way in which they
hunt lions. First find the lion, lured
to a kill, drirven from a reed bed or
kicked up incontinently by the waf.
Once viewed, he must never be lost
sight of for a moment. Mounted on
ponies of more or less approved, fidelity, three or four daring whites or So-
malis gallop utter him across rocks,
holes, tussocks, nullahs, through high
grass, thorn scrub, undergrowth, turning him, shepherditljf him, heading
him this way and that, until he is
brought to bay.
"But when pursued from place to
place, chased hither and thither by
the wheeling horsemen, the naturally
mild disposition of the lion becomes
embittered. First he begins to growl
and roar at his enemies, in order to
terrify them and make them leave
him in peace. Then he darts little
short charges at them. Finally, when
every attempt at peaceful persuasion
has failed, he pulls up abruptly and
offers bailie.
"Once be bas done this he will run
no more. He means to fight, and to
fight to the death. He means to
charge home; and wben a lion, maddened with the agony of a bullet
wound, distressed by long and hard
pursuit, or, .most of all, a lioness in
defence of her cubs, is definitely committed to the charge, death is the
only possible conclusion. Broken
limbs, broken jaws, a body raked
from end to end, lungs pierced
through and through, entrails torn
and protruding—none of these count,
it must be death—instant and utter—
for the lion, or down goes the man,
mauled by septic claws and fetid
teeth, crushed and crunched, und
poisoned afterward to make doubly
sure. Such arp the habits of this
cowardly and wicked animal.
"II, is' at the slage when the lion
has been determinedly 'bayed' that
the spoilsman from London or New
York is usually introduced upon the
scene. He has. we may imagine, followed the riders as fast as the inequalities of the ground, his own want
of training and the burden of a heavy
rifle will allow him. He arrives atj
the spot, where the lion is cornered'
in much the same manner as the
matador enters the arena, the others
standing aside deferentially, ready to
aid or divert the lion.
"If liis bullet kills he is, no doubt,,
justly proud. If it only wounds, the
lion charges the nearest horseman.
For 40 yards the charge of a lion is
swifter 'than the gallop of a racehorse. The riders, therefore, usually1
avoid waiting within that distance.
But sometimes they do not; or sometimes the lion sees tbe man who bus-
shot him; or sometimes all sorts of'
things happen which make good stories—afterward."
CANADA'S AVIATORS
WHAT INVENTORS ARE DOING AT
BADDECK,  N. S.
GRIMALDI'3 GRAVE.
London Paper Restores Memorial ol
Famous English Clown.
At the instance of a London paper,
the proprietors of which have borne
the cost, the neglected and time-worn
tombstone of Joseph Grimaldi, in the
disused cemetery of St. James'
Church, Pontonville road, London,,
has been put into a proper stote of repair. *■
"Joe" Grimuldi was the greatest of
English clowns, und bis name will al-
Fashlon In Pipes.
The cnlnbasb pipe is one of Ihe nf.
lor-tesults of the South African war.
To supply the deninnd to which popular taste'bus given rise quite an industry has grown up in South Africn,
where the farmers nre regularly plnnt-
ing calabash specially fnr pipes,
while planting is already baing carried     out     in     Australia
What He Liked Best.
An old farmer was invited to attend a party at Ihe village doctor's
one evening, where there was music,
both vocal and instrumental.
, On the following morning lie met
one of Ihe guests, wbo snid:
j    "Well, filmier, bow did you enjoy
1 yourseii   Inst  night?   Were   not  the
i quartettes excellent?"
"Why, really, sir, I can't soy," snid
1 the farmer, "for 1 didn't taste them.
But the pork chops we had at supper
were the flnost 1 over ate."
OHIMALDI'b GRAVE.
ways be associated with the history
> of pantomime. Born in 1779, Grimnldi
I died on Mav 31, 1837, and wus buried
I in St. James' churchynrd, which is
only a stone's throw from tbe place
of his birth  and from the scene of
his earliest triumphs, Sadler's Wells
I Theatre.
The headstone, thoroughly restored,
I bus been moved inlo its proper position at the head of the gruve.   The
inscription hits been renewed so that
i it can be reud.   it is in the following
' terms:
Sucred
lo the Memory of
Mr. Joseph Grimuldi,
wbo departed this life
Muy 31st, 1837,
Aged 68 years.
; The lettering on the smaller stone
at the foot of the grave bas also been
: renewed. Jt bears simple the sur-
! name nnd the year of the famous
1 clown's death.
I    The Finsbury Borough Council has
' also laid down at its own expense a
] concrete  foundation  which will  last
Ior centuries.
Dr. Alexander Graham Bell and His
Assistants, Baldwin and McCurdy,
Are PerformingiWonders In Little
Out-of-the-Way Village—The Silver
Dart Is the Best of the Aerial Fleet
—How McCurdy Runs Her.
History is being made in the quiet
little watering-place of Baddeck, on
the shores of the beuutiful Bras d'Or
Lakes, Here, at the laboratories oi
Dr. Alexunder Graham Bell, inventor
of the telephone und founder of the
Aerial Experimental Association, an
army of experts is daily engaged
with head and hand thinking and
working out the problems of the best
way to navigate the air. Even as I
write these lines a distant purring
sound comes to my ears; nearer and
nearer it, draws, the noise of the rapidly generating engine and the
whirring of the propeller become-
louder and louder, until finally a
window is flung open, und there, sailing gracefully through the air at an
altitude ot about thirty feet, is the
famous aerodrome- Silver Dart, making one of, her cross-country flights.
At a distance of three-quarters'of it
"mile the drome becomes lost to sight,
but in less time than it takes to-
write these words the machine has
rounded the outer mark of the official
course and' is on ber way back to the
starting point, the aviator bringing
her to earth with the graceful and
unhesitating motion of a bird. Hour-
lv flights of four miles or more are
but incidents, and the aviators,
Messrs. J. A. D. McCurdy and F. W.
Baldwin, nre as much ut home seated
on the machine flying through the air'
as is the ordinary individual sitting
at the parlor fireside.
In October, 1907, Dr. Bell organized
an association, to be known us the,
Aerial Experimental Association. The
association consisted of five members,
and had as its object the building
and improvements of heavier-tharwur
machines. Experiments were first
made with a large tetrabedral kite at
Dr. Bell's summer home in Nova
Scotia. The late Lieul. Sclfridge-
went up in (his man-lifting kite, and
it was hoped to get data as to the
life and what is technically called
drift or resistance, with a view to installing a motor and propellers to
convert the kite into a free flying
machine. The flivht was entirely sat-
isfactorv. but, unfortunately, the kite- «
was wrecked Iry b'ing pulled through
the water after it hnd come down.
The association then moved Its
headquarters to the engine works of
Mr. G. H. Curtiss, who was executive
head of the association. Gliding experiments were commenced, but it
was not until the arrival of their
fourth aerodrome, the Silver Dart,
that substantial successes were obtained. The Silver Dart is a double-
deck aerodrome, 49 feet wide, with
planes six feet broad, fore and aft.
Centered on it is a 50-h.p. eight-cylinder motor, built by the G. H. Curtiss
Co.. of Hammondsport, New York.
This motor drives a ten-blade wooden
propeller, placed at the rear of the
airship. Thp elevation is controlled
by a horizontal rudder, broadly made
and extending out in front, by the
tilting of which the aviator can direct
bis course up or down. At tbe rear
is placed a perpendicular rudder, by
which the drome is steered, and'
which operates like that in un'ordinary boat. The planes, with the exception of two small triangular wings,
at the extreme tips, are of rigid construction, the sections being covered
with vulcanized silk. The forward
llirust of the propeller, when the
drome is stationary and the engine
is going at full speed, is 300 pounds.
March 10 witnessed a sensational
flight by the Silver Dart, when the
machine out-distanced all her former
records. Having been fitted with ice-
wheels, the machine was trundled
out on the ice, where, after a preliminary examination of the motor and'
'machinery, Mr. J. A. D. McCurdy,
owner of the mnchiite, climbed
through the network of wires into his
tiny seat in front of the engine. The
body of the machine was held in
check by half a dozen sturdy onlook-
ers while the engine was set in motion. With a "Let her go" from the
operator, the attendants released their
hold, and away went the machine
over the ice like an arrow sprung
from a bow. After skipping along
tbe ice fnr about 200 yards, the drome
rose at a graceful angle to a height-
■of about twenty feat and shot away
for the town of Baddeck, some three
miles distant. Passing over the cluin-
inel between the town and Kitson's
Island, the aviator headed the machine for tbe 10-mile turning buoy.
Bounding the mark in n wide, sweeping circle, the drome started on her
return course. On the way in she
had to pass over a thickly wooded
patch, of land, but was sufficiently
high to avoid coming in contact with-
the tree-tops: The finishing point wan
rutlier close inshore, and Mr. Mc-'
curdy, to avoid the chance of landing
on shore, shut off the power, and the-
machine, bereft of motion, glided
gracefully to the ice. This wos Iho-
record flight of tlio Silver Dart, the;
drome having covered a distance of
twenty miles, less 200 yards, in twenty-four minutes.
Needless to sny, this little group of
men who are working so earnestly for
Canada's success in the science of
human flight are enthusiastic in their
bone for the future. ,
"I feel confident that this machine
could continue flying for an indefinite-
period," the aviator says. "These
flights we are making are only experiments, and occasionally during u
flight, when we huve gone scnrcely
more than 100 yards, some little piece
of mechanism gets out of adjustment,
and we have to alight to fix it. Then,
again, the machine will run along, as
you have seen, for twenty miles without n hitch. The aerodrome is hereto stay, und after it is somewhat more-
perfected T look to see it employed
by the big powers of the world during
times of war to carry despatuheg, do>
'-.pontine work, etc."
y     ' THE REPORTER,  MICHEL,  BRITISH COLUMBIA.
SEATTLE EXPOSITION
FORMALLY OPENED
PRESIDENT TAFT'S 8IGNAL SETS
MACHINERY  IN MOTION
BRITAIN NOT DECADENT NATION
•James J. Hill Makes the Opening
Speech and is Cheered by 40,000
Listeners—Japanese Naval Visitors
Receive Enthusiastic Reception-
Exposition is Opened at a Cost of ]
$10,000,000.
Seattle, Wash.—The Alaska-Yukon
Pacific exposition, which cost $10,000,-
000, was officially opened at noon on
Tuesday. The military parade, the
speeches, President Taft's BignaL and
the magic response were all carried
out exactly as planned.
When James J. Hill was introduced
to make the opening speech 40,000
persons cheered so vooiferously that it
was several minutes before he could
begin his address. The programme
managers had omitted to count on
this demonstration, and when President Tnft pressed the golden key at
noon (Pacific time, and touched the
big signal gong, he cut short Bishop
Kestor's benediction.
A striking feature of tbe parade was
the popular applause for the Japanese
visitors of the cruisers Aso and Soya.
The American officers enthusiastically
applauded the Japanese, who returned
a similar greeting. Luncheon was
served to the Japanese and American
sailors in the Formosa tea house, one
of the-Japanesc government buildings.
The closing event of the dny was a
banquet to distinguished guests, given
in the New York building.
Preceding President Taft's signal in
(lie White House setting in motion
the machinery of the Alaska-Yukon
Pncific exposition the exercises at the
world's fair grounds were carried out
with military precision. The exposition gates were opened at half-past
eight o'clock. At half-past nine
troops from the U.S. army und navy,
the Japanese cruisers Aso and Soya,
and the States militia .paraded
through the grounds under the command of Col. Goodbury, U.S.A., and
the column reviewed from a stand ut
the head of the court of honor by exposition officials, visiting governors
and Admirals Hijifhi and Urielsobrpe.
The ceremonial exercises were held in
a vast natural amphitheatre sloping to
Lnke Washington. The stage of this
theatre seats fifteen hundred people
nnd is located at the lakeside.
Conciliation Board at Bellevue
Coleman, Alta.—The board of conciliation has terminated its investigation of conditions peculinr to the
Lille coal mines, nnd will continue its
labors at Bellevue and Hillcrest. Acting President, Evan's reports for the
miners thnt the outlook is ; hopeful
nnd thnt the locals will in any case
be given Hie final soy as to the acceptance or rejection of the board
concluding recommendations.. On this
bp insists.
Thp local unions at Bankhend, Can-
more, Coleman, Taber and otber mines
are acting nn a suggestion made bv
Honorp Joxon to the pffeet thnt all
lopnls specinlly devoted to the defence
of the union shop nnd the union right
•of final judgment shall get in touch
with each other, either by convention
or by the establishing of n volunteer
porrespondence circuit, nnd so keep
each other posted on mew develop
ments, and in particular on Mich
points of debate on matters of general
interest as may crop up in the course
of tiie board's proceedings as it makes
tbe circuit of the camps.
Sir Robert Perks Gives His Views on
the General Conditions Exist- i
ing in England —
Toronto.—"England is not a decadent and dying nation," said Sir Eobert
Perks in opening his address to the
Empire club. His subject was "The
attitude of modern Liberalism to Empire." He declared that the Liberal
party was misrepresented by the
press, society and men of finance, and
that the people ot Canada do not get
on opportunity to read fair accounts
of Britisli public bodies.
Sir Eobert admitted that all was not
well in the social condition of the
country, there was too much of an increase in drunkenness, a 'greot number of unemployed and much- distress
omoi.g the poor in the slums, but the
opponents of the government had no
plan to bring forward by which to
effect an improvement. Referring to
the charges of lack of patriotism, Sir
Eobert said that the Nonconformists
and old Puritans who formed the
backbone of the Liberal party were
dot great shouters but felt as deeply
and perhaps more deeply than their
noisy opponents. W.hile advocating
peace they believed that the beBt way
to ensure peace is to be ready for war.
Britain Must Not Be Caught Napping
Wellington, N. Z.—Premier Ward
has telegraphed all the members of
both houses of parliament asking
them to meet him in the parliament
buildings on June 7 to discuss tlio
question of his attending the proposed imperial defence conference.
When interviewed Sir Joseph sail
he would ask the members to consent
to adjourn parliament until his return.
If they refuse he will not go.
Speaking later at a banquet and re
ferring to the great importance of »n
imperial defence conference, Sir
Joseph said, "We could not do otber
than recognize the efforts being made
by other powerful countries and by
one particularly (referring to Ger
many), and though no one could tnk-
exception to such a nation trying to
rise in the world and protect its in
terests at home nnd abroad, yet we
must join hands with our own people
in the conviction that we. ought not
to be caught napping or allow any nation to overtake us. Tbe British em
pire should be so powerful tbat there
should be no question of nny other
power obtaining that supremacy of t.li
seo which is so important to us and
the whole empire."
Thousands  Lynched  in 25 Years
New York.—That 3.284 men, women
nnd children have been lynched in
Ibis country in the lost quorter of a
century wns the assertion of Mrs. Ida
Wells Bornett nt the National Negro
conference in this city. Asking why
this was permitted in a Christian nation, Mrs. Burnett quoted John Temple Fraves as saying that the mob
stands as the most potential bulwark
between tbe women of the south and
such it carnival of crime os wouid pre-
cipitate the annihilation of the negro
race. All know thnt tin's is untrue,
Mrs. Burnett said.
"The lynching record,' slip snid,
"discloses the hypocrisy of Hie
lyncher."
Describing tilt* riols at Springfield,
111., Mrs. Harnett said It wos oil because a white woman snid that ,i negro
man bad assaulted her. Later. Mrs.
Bnmett said, the woman published o
retroclion. bul Hie lynchers' victims
were deud.
Plant Union Jack on Antarctic Islands
Victoria.—To look for islands believed to exist and plant a British
flag on each is the business on which
Hie exploring steamer Nimrod which
took Lieut. Shackleton's expedition to
the antarctic has sailed from Sydney,
according to ndvices received by the
steamer Makura. Lieut. Shackleton
says the present cruise is to complete
the antarctic work by a complete
search in the sub-arctic for several
islands, tbe existence of which is
doubtful. Man has never set foot on
Emerald, Nimrod or Dougherty islands, but Copt. J. K. Davis, former
chief officer, now commander, of the
Nimrod, is to seek the islonds and
plant a British Hag on each.
W. T. R. Preston Honored
London.—According to Japanese
newspapers W. T. R. Preston; Canadian trade commissioner in Japan,
who bos been removed to Holland, is
having n sort of triumphal march
through thp country with receptions
nnd banquets everywhere and arches,
flags ond banners, with reporters of all
the principal newspnpers in the train
of the procession nnd Mr. Preston's
sppcclips ore telegraphed all over
Japan for publication next day.
Uprising in Peru
Lima, Peru.—Adherents of Augusto
Durand, wbo was concerned in the
revolution near near Limn in May
1908, and of Isaias Pierola, nlso a no
torious agitator, made on assault upon
the palace and seized President Lo-
guio. The army, however, remained
loyal, and came to his support. The
revolutionists were obliged to liberate
the president, who immediately took
measures to put down the movement.
Within nn hour, although firing was
still heard in the streets, President
Leguia seemed to he master of the situation. Many shots are being exchanged between the troops and the
revolutionists, ond it is believed the
casualties will be heavy. Cavalry is
now on guard throughout tlip city
August B. Linguin wos elected to succeed Dr. Pardo as president of Peru
on May 27, 1008. He had previously
been premier and minister of finance
and commerce. At one time Senor
I.aauia was managing director of the
British Sugar Estates, Ltd. Durand
made his escape, and a few months
later was organizing another revolution in La Paz.
PACKING PLANTS
FORM PRAIRIES
MOVE TO ESTABLISH PLANTS ALL
OVER DOMINION
GEOLOGICAL  WORK  THIS  YEAF   U. S. WARSHIPS ON GREAT LAKES
Minister of Agriculture is Interested
in the Matter, and the Government
May Take Up the Question of
Assisting In the Establishment of
Plants Throughout the Western
Provinces
Edmonton.—E. G. Palmer, a member of the committee which brought in
a most exhaustive report on the desirability of establishing throughout the
Dominion a complete system of meat
chilling, packing and exporting, has
returned to Edmonton from Ottawa,
where he along with E. J. Greenstreet,
formally placed the report before Hon
Sydney Fisher, minister of agriculture. Mr. Greenstreet, who was honor.
ary secretary of the committee, will
not return to the city for several days
Asked by a press representative as
to tbe success of his mission, Mr
Palmer said that the minister of agriculture and the great majority of the
western members in the house of commons expressed their interest in the
meat chilling proposition and practi
cally pledged themselves to see what
can be done to carry out some such
schenie as outlined in the report
Several conferences were held with
Mr. Fisher and the whole question
was thoroughly discussed.
/Frank W. Whiteside, of Stettler,
chairman of the committee, wos present at one of the interviews, and in
his address to tho minister confined
himself to the quality of stock that
the west could offer to the business
if it were established. He said that
lie bad 4,000. heod of grain fed cattle
now in comparison with only 1,000 a
year ago.
"The minister of agriculture expressed liis interest in the matter,"
said Mr. Palmer, "by suggesting that
it was wise to go slowly and to begin
tbe plant on a small scale. He asked
me to submit an amended proposition,
as the proposal embodied in the report
was too lorgp for a beginning and applied to all the provinces of the Dominion. It was suggested that the
amended proposition apply only to
Western Canada, where a beginning
would most likely be made in case the
government took this matter up."
The amended proposition .submitted
was the establishment of the business
in the prairie provinces and the commencement in the smallest possible
way compatible with success. Two
small but complete^ works were proposed ns central depots and five feeders where the initinl processes might
be carried on. These would be well
distributed throughout the west at arl
initinl cost of about $1,750,000.
Mr. Fisher was well plenspd with
the, amended proposition nnd promised
to discuss the matter with the government nt his earliest opportunity. In
the benefit of all interested in the matter Mr. Palmer would soy that he expects thp question will be introduced
early in thp next session of the federal
bouse,
Where the Canadian Surveyors Will
Spend the Summer and What
They WilPDo
Ottawa.—The programme   of   sum- j
mer work for the geological survey i- j
now almost completed, and the allot-
ment of field  parties has  been  ar- j
ranged as follows:—D. D. Games will
have a party in the Watson    river
region in southwestern Yukjri.   R. (3
McConnell will complete the examinn
tion of the geological and mineral re i
sources of fexada Island.   S3. P. Mo-1
Laren will finish a topographic map j
of Texoda Island.
W. w. Leach is engaged in mapping i
in the vicinity of Hazleton, Skeemi j
river, and will exomine in cetail the j
conl areas near Telkwa discovered by j
him last season. C. H. C'app wil; i
continue his geological investigations;
on Vancouver Island. R. H. chapman will begin a topographical sur \
vey of Vancouver Island. „W. Sutton i
will report on the coal rocks of th;!
east coast of Vancouver Is.aid.
Charles Camsell will continue work I
in Similkameen district, mom particu I
larly the Tulameen river district;  L '■
Reinicke will complete a topograph! !
cal map of Tulameen and bi-gih a sur-1
vey  of  the  west fork of  ihe Kettle
river.    George Mnllock will make a
geographicol survey of the Fort George
region on the G. T. P.    O. E. Leroy
will study the geology ond ore deposit*
of Slocaii'.. He is sow completing a
geological map of Sheep Creek mining
camp.  W. H. Boyd will ma!; i a topographical man of Slocan.
S. J. Schofleld will be employed hi
mapping the East Kootenav district
John McCoun is continuing natural
history collecting in the west. D. B
Howling will investigate the w al.lamU
of Alberta west of Edmonton. W
Mclnpes will continue geological investigations' in the district north of
Edmonton.
Dr. Carman on Way to Alberta
Toronto.—Rev. Dr. Carman, general
supprintendpnt of the Methodist
Church in Canadn, who hns left for
the west, will go direct to Stratbconn,
where the Alberta conference opens
on Juno .1'. On June 6 he will go to
Moose Jaw to attend the Saskatchewan conference. He will remnin
there till June 13. After leaving
Moos,? Jnw he will travel past, visiting conferences en route if lime permits, provided he reaches Nova Scotia
conference, which mepts at Oxford on
June 20. In all, Dr. Carman, who is
now in his 78th year, will cover 7,000
miles on his flying journey across the
continent and bock again.
Industrious Scotch Girls tor Canada
Winnipeg—Five thousand dollars'
worth of Scotch girls are being
brought to be Winnipeg housewives
on Monday, to Airs. H»len Sanford.
superintendent of the Girls' Home of
Welcome. Mrs. Sanford left some time
ago to secure these girls, who arc
coming to Canada to work ns domestics. They are already engaged lo
work and 'all hove homes to go to.
Application was mode to Mrs. Sanford before she left for the old country, and the peoplp who wanted a girl
paid $50 to supply the possoge out
In the party are 100 girls, oil fine
looking young women and attractive.
Prairie Crop Reports Encouraging
Winnipeg.—From all over the vast
prairie region reached by the Canadian Pacific's main line and branclips
crop reports received are of a most
optimistic character. Wheat seeding
is completed, -and grain is sprouting
through the soil encourngod by warm
growing weather and a sufficiency of
moisture. The spnson is a .mod del]
ahead of two years ago, -ut a little
later generally thnn in 1908 At sotm
points wheat is three ino.ies high.
May Imitate English Suffragists
Boston.—Tile question of adopting
tbe methods employed by the* suffragists in England wns discussed by the
representatives of the movement from
the six Npw England states at the
annual mppting ot the New England
Women's Suffrage association in this
city. Miss Alice Von Blackwell pre.
sided.
Gas Strike at Ca.pirv
Calgary.—A gos flow, which is conservatively estimated (it 1,000 ITO
cubic feet per day was struck in the
gas wpll in East Calgary last week
and thp success of the undertaking is
assured.
This flow in itself is sufficient to le
velop 4,000 horse power p«r day, but
it is only the beginning of things in
gos development. Work will be proceeded with in the same h.>le, which
is in fine shape, with a six-inch pips*
and there is every probability thot tht
pressure will increasp with depth.
When the test has been carried on.
and the maximum of gas has been
reached, other wells will be put dowi..
"The power question in Calgary is
now solved," says Manager Dingmau
The last strong flow was struck at
a depth of between 2,800 i.,nd 2,0li"
feet. The obstacles which have be? l
overcome in reaching this successful
stage of gas development, in the city
have bppii stupendous. But. now thee
is no thought of the trouh es which
have passed. Thp directors ns shareholders hove an ifssuranee that tlv:r
investment is a good onp, and Calgary hns liopps of securing power n!
a rote which is for below what it no.
costs to produce by coal.
From the amount of gns which is
already assured 4,000 horse power pe"
day could bp generated.
Germany Anxious for Trouble
Winnipeg.—War without o minute .-
notice'is what the Earl of Cianwillian
expects. The earl, in company with
tbe Countess of Clonwilliom, is spend
ing a couple of days in the city on
their way to the Pocific coast. War
the earl expects, will take ulace be
tween Britain ond Germany. Germany, he says, only awaits .. fovoroble
opportunity to quorrel with Britain,
and they will let loose the degs of war
without notice of any kind:
•Britain, however, is awnxening to
the crisis, and is prepared for eventualities." The earl says Britain is
grateful to all the colontes for tbpi.*
offprs to help. He points out that
a Dreadnought would be of no use in
Canada, but would have ti be near
Britain'to be of service. A couple of
cruisers, however, could be kept in
Canada, and they would serve a'*
training schools for a big nnvol re
serve. The Earl of Clanwilliam come:)
of fighting .stock. His father was on
admiral and was in common 1 at Halifax ot one time. The present pari is
a soldier and has a distinguished
career.
Some Doubt as to the Legal Right- of
America to Add to Their
Fleet Now There
Montreal—The Nashville, a United I
States  gunboat  during  the  Spanish.]
war,  which  is  now  to  become     a
schoolship on the great lakes, passed J
through Montreal recently.   There Is
some' doubt os to her strict legal right!
to pass   through   Canadian    waters
owing to her being over the 100 foot |
limit provided  by  the  Washington-
Ottawa convention forbidding the passage of any fighting craft over that
length.   It is also said thnt she will
take on armaments at Buffalo, which
also involves a nice point of international law.   The guns were sent overland to Buffalo.  Consent to her carrying heavy armament on the lakes has
not yet been granted, though consent
to her being used ob a schoolship lias
already been given by   the   Ottawa
authorities.
One cabinet minister whose attention was drawn to the matter expressed the opinion that the United States
had exceeded the terms of arrangement, but as to what action should be
taken lie declined to state beyond as-
serting that the question would bo
looked into.
,At the state department it was stated that the'popular misconception i-i
that ij treaty exists between the United
States and Canada on this subject.
There is really no treaty, but a sort
of agreement or understanding bnsed
on an exchange of letters. On April
28, 1817, notes were exchanged' in
Washington between Sir Charles
BagoV'the British minister, nnd'Mr.
Rush, the then secretary of state. Tbe
effect of these was an agreement terminable upon six" months' notice by
either party whereby the naval force
on the lakes wns to ba limited on
Lake Ontario to one vessel not exceeding 100 tons burden, with one 18-
pound gun. on the upper lakes to two
vessels of ljght burden, armpd lightly,
and on Lake Chompiain to one.
This agreement, has nevpr bpen terminated though its provisions may be
exceedpd by mutual consent. The department, here does not seem to be at
all agitated over the situation, taking
it for granted thot the ships ore to
he used only as adjuncts to the state
naval militia. However, vit is probable that the whole matter will bp inquired into and a new understanding
reached.
BRITISH TWO-POWER
NAVALSTANDARD
BRITISH GOVERNMENT DOES NOT
CONSIDER AMERICAN FLEET
Wonderful  Machine at Saskatoon
Saskatoon.—The latest device in
farm machinery is now in operation
on the farm of Fred Eugen, on
17-36-5, about half a dozen n 'ics from
the city.' It consists of a steam en
gine pulling a set of 10 gai'g plows
behind which is n 4,000 pound sectional cement roller, followed by a
seeder, on the teeth of which nre
chains for the purpose of covering the
seed wliich has been sown. Thus the
outfit breaks, rolls, seeds and harrows
under one operation. Working twenty
hours per day, it prepares ond seeds
fifty acres. What was row prairie ,i
day before becomes a field full of
promise for the harvest. C itain improvements were invented by Mr
Lund, a brother-in-lnw of Mr. Eugen,
for which a patent was received hy
the inventor. The entire section is to
be sown with flax.
Roy  Plundered  Banque St   Jean
St. John, Que.—After being out ':'
minutes, the jury in thp case of II".'
P. H. Roy, president of the define
Bunque St. Jeon, Accused .if makim
false returns of tbe bank's affairs '*
the government, returned a /erdiet o
guilty. The evidence showed that, 1!>'
had, through notes signed hy parti1
of no responsibility, practicnlly plu'i
dared the bonk, unci that, knowint
this paper wns worthless, he had con
tinued to report it to the depiirtme'i
nt Ottnwa os current loans, renown!:
being given ond the interest, added a
the notes expired. The d'fence v<
thnt the returns were correct accor I
ing to the books of thp bop1.
The bank was n small Institution
and closed its doors about two yenr
ago with its affairs in a very bad con
dition, the depositors Ivng heav*
losers. Just before the b 'lure li"
was a candidate for the mayoralty ■-
Montreal, ond the evidence shorn
that some of the bank's money wn
---mployed in financing bis c.'mpaign
Naval Warfare May Be Revolutionized
New Orleans.—If the process for the
j destruction of protected magazines
aboard battleshins and in forts devised by H. A. Folk, of this "city, is
practical, modem warfare will bp
revolutionized. Folk claims to have
discovered a way hy which the magazines in vessels miles distant enn be
exploded by n wireless spark set off
by an operator in a lower on tht:
shore. He claims that by his p.ocess
| one man con destroy an entire fleet
; within a very few minutes.
j The young inventor, it is snid. has
corresponded with the United States
[government concerning his discovery,
'and negotiations for its purchase are
pending. He lias been commanded to
spcrecy hy the war department, nnd
refuses to divulge any pnrt of his
process.
A Canadian Invention
London, Eng.—A Canadian inventor
who is. stopping at a hotel here is bp.
ing closely guorded by secret service
men day and night on behalf of the
admiralty, with whom li is endeavor,
ing to negotiate a deal for a powerful
explosive. It is understood the inventor lias already received a fat
cheque from the admiralty by way of
an option. The inventor declined to
be interviewed on the subject, by the
Canadian Associated Press. Germany
is said 'to be also anxious to secure
this new explosive.
Militia  Drill to be Reduced
Ottawa.—It is announcpd in militia
orders that in order to koep expenditure on drill within the amount voted
by parliament, drill this year will bp
reduced. The reduction is based on tbe
overage numbers trained ill each unit
during the post five years None of
the following will train: Cuvnlry pay-
raasters; regimental quartermasters,
sergeants, signalling corporals and
hospital corporals, artillery brigade
staff, brigade quartermaster sergeants,
orderly room sergeants nnd hospital
corporals, infantry paymasters, sei*-
geniils of stretcher bearer sections,
sprgeants, drummers and signalling
corporals.
Mr. Asquith Maintains that Owing to
Distance the United States Cannot
be Taken Into Consideration In De-'
termining  the   British  Two-Power
Naval Standard—Must Have    Regard to Geographical Position
London.—In the House of Commons
Premier Asquith #deflnitely laid down
the view of the British government in
regard to the question wdiether   the
United States should be considered in
determining the  Britisli     two-power
naval standard.
Mr. Asquith snid that a great deal
of nonsense had been talked about
the two-power standard, wliich was,
in fact, nothing more than a purely
empirical generalization. He agreed
that the range of Britisli vision should
not be liihited to Europe, but, ofi the
other hand, when considering the effective strength of any other two
powers of the world for aggressive
purposes, one must have, he said, regard to geographical position.
In dealing with a remote • power
whose naval base was 6,000, 8,000 or
10,000 miles away, with no convenient
coaling stations, it was elementary
common sense not to treat thnt power
as of the same effective value as a
power with a naval base a hundred
miles or bo nway. Therefore, pursued
Mr. Asquith, the United 8tates cannot
be regarded as one of the two powers
which would hove to bp taken Into
account, for although the United
States was the second among the
naval powers of the world, she could
not be treated as of the same efficiency for aggressive purposes toward
Britain oS France, Germany or Austria.
Arthur i.ee objected to the Premier's
view, saying: "It is really impossible
to exclude America on the score of
geographical remoteness, when she
hns just sent n fteet of sixteen first
clnss battleships, maintained as a
lighting entity throughout, for a voyage of 40,000 miles.
Mr. Balfour, without mentioning the
United Stntes, argued that Mr. As.
quith had abandoned the traditional
British view of the two power standard, but the house rejected, by a i
majority of*H4, n motion embodying
Mr. Bnlfour's criticism.
Wily Ways of the Asiatic Men
London—The Times Constnntlnon',*
correspondent says that much appro
hension has been mused among thp
Young Turks nnd Armenians by tho
news that the new Voli of Adana, who
is described os o somewbot fanatical
Kurd, lias entrusted the importo'it,
task of the distribution of tbe government relief fund to Bagdad, a Turkish
landowner who wns the first to lend a
band of armed men into the bnzoor at
Adana and begin the slaughter of Armenians.
There is reason to believe, thp cor'
respondent adds, thot the local Nabob's implicated in the massacre ore
endeavoring to secure officii! supp 'rt
at Constantinople to protect them
from well merited chastisement that
many of Ihe military leaders n< *
anxious to put upon them. Thp attitude of '.bis element in the army and
the chamber, however, encourages the
hope that their efforts will not b>-.
successful..
Fortune in Hogs
Calgary.—P. Burns, of P. Burns &
Co., states that by the prices ruling for
pork in this district farmers should
iie able to moke n fortune, but the
effort of the majority was bping px-
ppnded on the raising of wheat.   Six
to seven nnd a-hnlf cents live wpight
I and eight ond a half to nine cents
j dipssed is being paid by Burns & Co..
I and formers on small soles obtain in
i some instances higher prices.       Mr.
' Bums   states  that  thp   province   i«
: bping elosply covered with a view to
: SPCuring sufficient hogs to satisfy local
demands.      He sees  nothing fo  de-
i predate the price of pork in the immediate future.
Lady Aberdeen Coming to America
Queenstown.—Lady Aberdeen, wife
of the lord-lieutenant of Ireland, bos
sniled on the Cedric for n trip through
America ond Canada. The countess is
president of the Woman's National
Help Association of Ireland, nnd has
been conducting an active cnmpnign
in tbat country for the prevention of
tuberculosis. In Dublin she maintains Pasteurized milk*.stations, which
were equipped by Nathan .Strauss, of
New York, whose plans for the sup-
pression of tuberculosis hnve -been
heartily supported by Lady Aberdeen.
Nome's Gold Outout
Seattle. Wash.—Nome's goul output
this year will be approximates-
$5.000.0110. according lo n -totemiM*.
made by Jafet I.iiidenliurg, one nf th"
pioneers of the Nome district, who is
in Seattle. Mr. I.indenburg soys tin:,
il is possible lo make a fairly oecunite
forecast this early in thp season, 111
thouglrthe clean-up nf the ooxes wil'
not he Inken until about the first nl
July. Tbe gold output this year wi'I
he liltle, if any, greater than that of
last year.
A  Big Ranch
Winnipeg.—W. H. Williams, who 17
years ago purchospd from ex-President
Roosevelt bis huge ronch ot Madura
Montana, has passed through Edmonton with 300 thorough-bred cattle, an '
will trail to Grand Prairie, where lie
will establish one of thp bigg"-1
ranches north of the bound vy.
	
Tolstoi's Publisher Punished
j St. Pptersburg.—Nicoli Seidell lias
been sentenced to six months in the
fortress on the'charge of having published Count Leo Tolstoi's "Thou
Shalt Not Kill," and otber political
pamphlets.
Thp magistrates refuspd lo prospcute
Count Tolstoi, who wrote n letter to
thp court declnruig that Selden wns ,i
passive offender, nnd inviting the
prosecution of himself,
All Quiet at the Canmo**e Mines
Canhioro.—Although   the   Mounted
Police are. slill nn ihe ground, every,
thing is quiet here. The mine owne-s
are making nn attempt lo repair 'he
damage dune to the mine hy thp recent explosion, and slate tha' nn work
will bo done until after thu finding if
the board of conciliation, now sitting
at Macleod.
The foreign  miners nre very quint
and no trouble is anticipated.
"Adam God" Guilty nl Murder
Kansas City, Mo.—The jury in the
ease of James Sharp, or "Adam
Ood." charged with the murder of
Policeman Michael Mnllunc In a re-
ligious rinl here on December 8 lost,
returned o verdict of guilty of murder
in the second degree, nnd Sharp wns
sentenced to 25 yenrs in the penitentiary.
British Sea Lord to Retire Shortly
London.—It is reported that Admiro'
Sir John Fisher, senior naval lord of
the admiralty, will retire hi October
at the completion of live years as first
sea lord. It is an open secret thnt t:i.
admiral has been very inii-h annoy.-I
by the recent criticisms ,.f bis ml.
ministration. Thp Mirror soys it is
able lo confirm the report and declares
thot Vice-Admiral Sir Arthur Willinm
Moore, commander-in-chief ■ nf to.-
China station, will sucee-'d him as
senior naval lord of the admiralty.
Many Applications for Annuities
Ottawa.—The receipts by the govern
incut annuities branch now amount to
over $ll.'UIO0, and the apnlicntions ou
hand will add nl l-nst $50,000 to this.
From Yukon to Cape Breton applications nre coming. Dwellers in remote
district- seem to be Inking more interest  in the annuity  system    than
those iu ihe cities.
To Defend Prince Rupert
Victoria, 11. C On a government
mission, stated by some to be an inspection of Prince Rupert, to outline
a scheme lor fortification lor the defence of lie pori, Rear-Admiral Kings,
mill, head of the Canadian navy, left
for the north recently on the government fishery protection cruiser Kestrel.      Rear-Admiral   Kingsmill  will
| also make a  report on the necessity
I for another fishery cruiser.
Klnrades Are In Boston
Toronto.—The attorney-general's ile-
pnrtnient has been advised  that  the
Kinrade family  is still     in   Boston
They nre living quietly there.
Professor Prince Delayed
Ottawa Professor Prince, Domim.
ion commissioner of fisheries, who ex-
peeled lo pay n tour nf Inspection to
the wetd dining June, has fount! I.
Impossible i ' have Ottawi until
somr- time during September or Oc-
lober. when Winnipeg, Heghin and
Calgary will he visited and a conference held in those cities with the fish
| and game protective associations.
Irish Honor Roberts and Beresford
London.- Field Marsha] Karl Rob-
erls and Admiral Lord Charles Beres,
ford, bulb of whom hove recently
Stirred the nation by their sharp criti
cism of the British arinv and navy,
were the principal guests at tlin nn.
nunl banquet of the Irish association
In London. The banquet was held at
the llolborn restaurant, and was largely attended. THE REPORTER,  MICHEL.  BRITISH COLUMBIA.
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Miss Tiverton's i
Tea Basket.
2 By ALICIA SPRACUE.
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Miss Tiverton always poured tea at
precisely 8 o'clock In tbe afternoon for
a select circle of feminine friends.
Tbey drunk tea at tbut early hour
so tbut those wbo were married mlgbt
get home iu time to prepare li o'clock
dinners for tbelr husbands and that
those wbo were single mlgbt be safely
housed before the early darkness of
the winter evenings.
Miss Tiverton sometimes wished tbat
tbey mlgbt stay later, for It was always a long, lonely stretcb between
their going and bedtime.
Sometimes I.ovinia Greer stayed with
her, and on those occasions Lavinla's
brother Richard would call at 0. And
tbese were the social oases in Miss
Tiverton's desert of dreary evenings.
She always made more tea for Richard and brought out ber little sponge
cakes, liicburd liked the little cokes,
aud he liked Miss Tiverton's dainty
ways, lief delicate pink and while pret-
tlness nnd ber pale rose colored bouse
gowns.
Luvlnia thought Miss Tiverton very
foolish to wear muslin all wluter.
"Think of the washing!" she snid as
she and Richard walked borne one
evening. "And Letitla Tiverton is as
poor as Job's turkey."
"Sue surrounds herself," said Richard musingly, "wltb un atmosphere of
beauty."
Lavinia sniffed. Sbe hated to have
ber brother say nice things about Letitla Tiverton. Lavlnlu bod kept her
brother's house for many years, and It
had always been her great duty to nip
sentimental affairs In the bud.-
Therefore It was many weeks after
that ominous remark of Richard's before sbe again spent an evening with
Letitla. She took ber work over lu
tbe mornings or went to tbe little ten
drinklngs, but sbe did not allow ber
brother to darken tbe doors ot tbe little gray cottage. /
One day Richard spoke of It mildly.
"We haven't been to Miss Tiverton's
•for a long time," he said-"not, 1
think, for four weeks toraor(*ow."
Luvinlu gave bim it sharp glance.
"How did you happen to remember
tbe date?" sbe asked acidly.
Richard looked at ber quizzically
over his glasses. "I loted tbe date In
my diary," be said. "I always write
down the events of the dny, Lnvlnlu."
He did not tell Iter thnt be bad added
after the formal statement -"Brought
Lavlnlu borne from Miss T.'s," tbe
•further comment, "Miss T, looked like
■ rose In ber pink gown."
A week later be urged Lavinia to
call. "Sbe will think something Is the
matter," be said.
Lnvlnln shrugged her shoulders. "I
have been there lu tbe daytime." she
•aid. "I don't see wbat more sbe cuu
expect."
Richard thought fnr a moment. "She
has told us tbat ber evenings are lonely." he reminded bis sister.
"Humph!" said Lavinia. "I don't
know tbut we ure culled on to put ourselves out to go tbere these freezing
cold nlgbts."
Richard returned to bis book, but
after a reasonably Judicious Interval
lie looked up to say, "1 saw a very
pretty tea basket lu a shop tbls morning, Lavinia, pudded Inside to keep the
teit warn*"—
* "'Who wants a tblng like that?" Lavinia questioned scornfully. "1 always
make coffee, Richard."
Richard sold nothing more. He loved
tea. but Lavlnlu preferred coffee, and
there you were. Vet tbe uext morning
he sauntered to the naming Japanese
bazaar, where were displayed native
wares to tempt the tourists who were
making the old fashioned southern village a halfway stopping place on tbelr
way to tbe tropics.
The tea basket was a quaint affair
of oriental weaving with a gay pink
satin lining nnd a green nnd pink cord,
and tassel about tbe handle. Tbe pink
made Richard think of Miss Tiverton.
With n delimit look be went In and
bought tbe basket and ordered It sent
to her.
. His henrt failed hlm, however, when
the dark skinned salesman nsked blm
for a card to put wltb the girt.
"Just seud It without" be sold hastily. Visions of Miss Lavinla's wrath
should sbe know of his purcbuse came
to hlm oppressively.
The mysterious basket was to little
Letltlo Tiverton n source of Infinite
delightful speculation. Sbe displayed
It to her afternoon circle, the rose colored lining, tbe pink cord,and tassel.
the One basketry.
"And 1 -can't Imagine who sent me
such a beautiful thing," sbe ended
radiantly wben oil hud seen It
At the Orst glance Lnvlnlu Greer's
eyes had hardened. Of nil those women sbe ouly suspected where that
basket bad come from. Richard bad
sent It. This looked seriously like
the beginning of a rnmuiice that would
be most Inconvenient to Miss Lnvlnln.
On tbe way hump she thought over
■ plan. It was simple. At dinner she
told Itlrhnrd, "Letitla Tiverton was
too silly about a basket tbat some one
sent to ber."
Richard started, and his face flushed.
lie realized Unit Lnvlnln bad put two
snd two together and hnd guessed thnt
It was he who had sent the tea basket
to Miss Tiverton.
"I wish you bad seen her." Lnvlnln
pursued.   "I wish you had heard her
Higgle and boast tbat you sent It."
i   Richard   turned    questioning   eyes
■pen her.   "But she did uot know that
"Tbere was
I had seut It" be said,
no card, Lavinia."
Lavinia went on hurriedly. "Well,
then, sbe guessed, for she bragged of
It ftlchurd-lt—lt-lt wus disgusting."
Miss Luvlulu's face wus u dull red
Bhe did uot like wbat sbe wus dolu;
UOT HIS MEASUrft,
The Witness Had No Further Fear of
the Cross Examiner.
The great lawyer wbb just starting
home after a hard day's work in
, court. A sedate-looking mun ap-
now that she wus doing It. But she proached bim and said:
was desperate. "I don't know whether you remem-
"1   can't   Imnglne"-Ricbard's   tone j; ber me or not.   I am one of the wit-
was Incisive-"! can't imagiue. Luvi-! nesses whom you cross-examined yes-
• A».
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I Other Girl.i
By R. A. BEALL.
nlu, a woman of Miss Tiverton's deli- \
cacy doing u thing like thut."
Lavinia tossed her head. "You don't
know much about women, Richard,"
sbe retorted.
Richard walked abroad tbut nlgbll
consumed by angry doubts. Surely
Lavlnlu would uot He. Surely Miss I
i iverton would not brag. II Is gold |
bended cane tupped tbe pavement ir-'
resolutely. Then suddenly he strode
down tbe street Irresolute no longer.
Miss Letitla, alone and a little wistful In ber small gray cottage, beard
the tap of the cane as sbe hod beard
It every nlgbt wben Richard weut
forth for bis evening walk.
Behind her curtains she bod watched
him regularly and bod admired tbe
Btralghtness of him, the briskness of
his walk, the brown waves of hnlr
which In defiance of modem fashion
be wore so long that it almost touched
bis coat collar.
It had never dawned on Miss Tiverton tbat sucb a great being ns Lnvl
nln'8 brother could look .upon her und
find her lovely. In het humility she
had not dreamed that the basket was
an offering from such a source.
She bad thought tbe women of her-
circle might bave clubbed together to
bestow on ber this gift of friendship.
and her effusiveness at the afternoon
gathering had been due to ber gratitude
The ti(p of, tbe gold beaded cane
sounded right in front of ber gate,
stopped nnd began again on the stone
walk that led to tbe from door.
Then the bell rang. Miss Tiverton
answered It. Richard stepped over her
tbresbold-for-the first time without
his sister Lavinia.
"1 came." be sold when he wns seated, "to ask a question, a delicate question, Miss Tiverton. Wbo seut you
your tea basket?"
Miss I.etltiu's clear eyes met bis
frankly. "Oh* did Lavinia tell you that"
one was sent me?" she asked. "It's
such u beauty!" And she brought II
to blm. displaying tbe rose lining and
the tassels.
Richard drew a long breath of relief.
Tbe doubts that Lavinia bad planted
fled. There was nothing of deceit In
tbat childlike soul, In tbat flowerlike
face.
"Miss Letitla." he said, with his
hand on tbe basket, "haven't you
guessed who sent It?"
Her puzzled glance met bis. "No,"
she murmured.
"1—1 sent It" he confessed, "because It reminded me of you—the rose
terday.''	
"Ah 1" j
"There are one or two small mat- '
ters I wanted to ask you about.  You I
seem to be a person of superior in- j
telligence.   I'll walk along with you j
to your station so as not to waste any \
time.    What   I  wanted   to  ask #you
was this:  If I were to say to you
that 'the three fores which include
a triedal angle of e prism are equal
In all their parts t.) the three faceB
which  include a triedal angle of a
second prism, each to each, and are
like placed, the two prisms being in
all their parts.' what would you understand by it?"
"Why, sir—really"—
"You don't mean to tell me you
are stumped by a little one like
that?"
"You see, the question is o little
sudden, and in order to grasp its full
significance"—
"Never mind. Here's nn easier one,
nearer the beginning of the book, if
I were to suggest to you that a certain object is a polyhedron, ih which
two of the fac^s are polyglons, equal
in all their parts, and haviii* their
homologous sidps narollel, whiit would
be th" impression conveyed to your
mind?"
J "To be candid, I never looked into
j the subject very deeply."
"You don't mean to own up that
yoji wouldn't know it was ■ a plain,
everyday prism?"
"I hadn't   though'
light."
"That's all. My boy, who has just
left Bchool, could have answered
those questions without' stopping to
think. I feel better. You were putting on a lot of airs yesterday, but
you ain't any cyclopedia. I don't
believe you are even a handy compendium of useful knowledge. After this
display of lamentable ignorance on
your part I want to make just one
suggestion. If you should ever get
me |into court again don't you swing
at me with any ihore of your big
words and try to act haughty. I've
got your measure, and I'm liable to
be just as supercilious us you are."
—Pearson's Weekly.
Beri-Beri  and  Hari-Kari.
The busy man, who only, has time
to read tbe headlines of a newspaper, hustled up to a bunch of his
friends the other day with the remark: "Remarkable case that. Very
seldom you ever hear of a Chinaman
committing suicide." "I should, aay
it is," said one of the friendB. "Did
a Chinaman commit suicide?" "Yes,
indeed; fellow committed beri-beri
down at Point Breeze. He was a
sailor." "Indeed? I was always
that bTi-beri
of it "in that
color uud the pink—tike your pretty l under the impression   w,«y  „;....,„.^
—    .,....- —.,..., „„i»   „ ,..,„„ ,,» „ I was a disease, and not a method of
self-destruction." "Not on your life,"
said the busy man; "beri-beri is one
of the most horrible forms of suicide
known." At this juncture another in
the group remarked: "Don't get
beri-beri confused with hari-kari.
Hari-kari is a way to commit suicide,
but beri-beri is a tropical disease."
"Now, there's just where you're
wrong," said the wise one. "Hari-
kari is the Japanese word for suicide,
but beri-beri is the Chinese name."
It was several hours before they
finally convinced him of his mistake.
gown, your pretty self, a rose of a
woman."
Miss Letitla stood half poised fnr
flight. "Ob!" she said breathlessly,
and ber eyes were like stars. "Ob.
Mr. Greer!"
Rlcburd grew bolder. "I sent It because I love you, Letitla. There Is no
bupplness that could exceeu tbat of
winning you for my wife."
It came upon little Letitla almost
too suddenly, that vision of happiness,
and sbe swayed toward blm, looking
Just tben more like a lily than a rose,
uud tbe tea basket dropped from her
nerveless bund.
Richard caught It deftly ns he drew
her to blm. "You will pour ten for me,
won't you," he demanded, trying to
bring the color bnck to her cheeks,
"for the rest of my days, Letltlu? Lnvlnln gives me coffee—but, tben, oh;
hang Lavinia! Will you murry me,
sweetbeurt?"
Aud Miss Letitla after a startled
"Oh, Richard!" burled her face against
his cont aud said, "Yes."
Don't Bo Cheap.
Do not hold yourself too cheap. If
you do not thluk well of yourself others are not likely to think much of
you. You nre usually token nt your
own vuliic. By this Is not meant a
foolish self coucelt, but a proper self
respect.
Have o regard for tbe esteem ot
those whose opinion Is worth having.
No one can be admired by all. He
wbo has no enemies mny doubt whether he bus real friends. Try to win the
regard of the good and tbe wise. If
tbe foolish tnke offense, pass It by.
Think too well of yourself lo stoop
to anything conrse, menn or untrue.
However humble your station In lite
muy be, you may think ymurself
worthy only of thnt which Is good and
true. To be genuine puts you on u
high level. Wlmtever your purse, you
may be rich lu churiicter. Think yourself worthy of tbe best to which you
cuu 'attain. Aim for Hie highest you
Bee, and should you fall to reach It
you will still be higher than If J'our
aim bad been low.-Mllwuukee Journal.
Both  Wanted  Bites.
A sportsman went out fishing on a
highland loch, his companion being
tbe estate keeper,* Sandy McKay. The
gentlemnn proved rather unsuccessful with his rod, and after persevering for a couple of hours he said:
"I think we may as well go. home
now, Sandy. The trout won't bite
to-day."
When they went ashore the sportsman offered the keeper some sherry,
which that func'ionary declined.
"I've got no whiBky," said tbe gentleman. "Whnt is your objection to
a drop of sherry?"
"Weel," replied Sandy, "if ye maun
ken, it's the same objection as ye
hne toe the troot the day—it winna
bite."
Eating Oysters.
Surely the, queerest way of cooking
an oyster is thut mentioned in the
yeor 1672. when Richardson, the fire
eater, took a live coal on his tongue;
on this he put a raw oyster in its
shell, while nn attendant blew upon
the cool with bellows until it flamed
and sparkled in his mouth. This continued until the oyster opened and
was perfectly cooked.
' The Kuropean Magazine for 1808
contains an account of a young lady
at Brighton who undertook to eat for
supper the amazing quantity of 390
oysters, with a certain amount of
bread and butter. This feat she performed, greatly to the astonishment
of all present.
Unfeeling.
A  soft nlr shook  the  honeysuckle
vine,  nud   puffs of delicate -perfume
Hunted gently to where prnllc Blenklu-
! sop sat spooning witb bis girl. Not u
j leaf stirred.   Only tbe stars nnd moon
above and the green earth below.   All
around was the atmosphere of Jee-nve.
I His tone was reverend and hushed.
j It was as If this slim and beautiful
! maiden were In Ills pyes n goddesB.
i "Darling." he exclaimed, pausing In
' his ecstatic nsculnMons, "ench lime I
kiss you It makes n better man of met"
!    They fell to again.
!    A voice from above broke harshly on
the night:
"Whnt orp you by now, then—saint
or archangel?"
A burst of rlhnld laughter, the rattle
of a closing window and then once
more the  holy  calm  of undisturbed
Nluht."London Scraps.
Diamond Cut Diamond.
A Quaker was negotiating with an
insurance agent as to effecting a policy on a vessel overdue. At this juncture he heard of the vessel's loss and
and wrote at once to the agent of tbe
company:'
"Friend, if thee hasn't filled up
the policy thee needn't, for I've heard
of the ship."
"Eh," said the officers, "cunning
fellow. He wants to do us out of the
premium." So they wrote to the
Quaker:
"Thou art too late by half un hour.
Thy policy is filled up."
Why Barrie Does Not Smile.
The melancholy expression on Mr.
J. M. Barrie's face ot times is said
to owe its origin to the following incident. "When 1 was o boy," he is reported to have said, "I got a prize
at school, which had very disastrous
results. It was awarded by the girls
of the school in plebiscite to the boy
who had the sweetest smile, and I
won it! Thot evening my smile disappeared, and1 has never been seen
«ln<w "
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To oil their friends there seemed to
be something essentially Incongruous
In Hie Idea of their marriage, friends,
of course, us Is well known, have tbe
right In decide those things,
Grace Ortiilstou ivas a New England girl of an old Boston family,
who knew ber Emerson by henrt It
was even reported tbat she knew
what Robert Browning meant when
he wrole;
Seiebos and Setebos and Setebos.
Jim (lurrlson bad been born and
reared on a big Kentucky plantation,
and be bud obtained his education In
tbat school which not only believes
but vows that a gentleman's education
is complete when he bus been taught
"tn ride, to shoot aud lo speak the
truth."
Yet their marriage had turned out a
■happy one, for with all Jim's Igno.
rauce of books be wus a gentleman,
every Inch of tbe stalwart length of
hlm. He did feel a bit oppressed,
though, ut times when his clever and
learned wife let bin) "slide out,oft tbe
conversation;1' as be expressed "-It, and
showed by her manner thut she knew*
it was over his head and that she excused blm In sympathetic kindness.
The truth was that Jim would have
been quite a bit tbe better for It If he
had possessed more of a share of that
of which most men have too much—
conceit '   .
Poor Jim didn't bave a bit, and he
used to rub bis handsome bend ruefully und with very genulue sorrow nt
thi' harassing thought tbat be wus not
good enough for his brilliant beauty of
u wife and that sbe must feel some
degree of shame for bim wben sbe wus
surrounded by tbe wise and learned
people wbo called on tbem continually.
When they bod been married a little
more than a year a telegram came for
Jim while be was absent In Kentucky
looking over some of bis loud. Mrs.
GoitIhoii hesitated before Bhe opened
Ihe yellow envelope, for sbe wns not
n womnn who believed iu letting her
curiosity get tbe better of be£ although she bud ber full share ot tbut
delightful Instinct of her breeding.
However, sbe finally decided that
sbe should open the telegram tn see If
It wus Important enough to forward to
Jim. Surely every one will forgive
that Women ought to be curious. It's
part of their charm. Think of wbat
the world would be without woman's
delirious curiosity!
Tbe message was short. But few ns
the words were they were sufficient to
cuiise something very much like her
little world tumbling disastrously
down around tbe pretty ears of Mrs.
Garrison. The telegram wus dated
from a village on Long Island and
sold:
The Girl Is dying. Come at once.
It wns signed .luck Forrlngton.
Grnoe recognized this name as tbat of
one of her husband's friends of whom
sbe bod often beard hlm speak, but
whom sbe had never met
Grace was not a naturally jealous
woman—tbat Is, nothing more than to
sny that she was not any more Jealous
than Is any good, true, warm snuled
woman. She tried to remain unsuspicious; but, try as she would, she could
find hut one Interpretation for tbe
message. -^^^^_^^_^__
Her fullh InJIm wns too nhsnliite to
believe tbat "the girl" referred to
could be ber rival since their mar
rlage. She neyer gave place In her
mind for one moment to any Idea that
her Jim was capable of the shameful,
disgusting treachery sucjli n surmise
would presuppose.
But sbe could not help but see that
this girl hod some old claim on Jim
nnd the thought of sucb a claim on the
man whom sbe loved sn passionately
was sufficient to drive her nearly fran
tic.
She perceived that the sender of the
telegram bad taken It for granted Hint
Jim would not hesitate to "come nt
once." And then she recollected with a
keen sptisc that gave her new pain
now Hint .Mm always hod spoken shyly nud hesitatingly about Farrlngton
nnd had evaded nil her attempts to
linlupp hlm lo Invite this friend of his
early days to their home.
Her feeling was one of totnl desolation. She mooned nt the thought there
could be anywhere In the world a
woman with such a claim upon her
Jim that he must go lo her denthbed.
Mrs. Garrison realized now nnd nil at
once bow deeply and helplessly she
loved her handsome busband nnd how
empty all her world of knowledge ond
nrt would seem to her If thnt love
were destroyed. »
At last, however, she began to think
of the unknown girl who lay dying.
With a mighty effort she put nslde her
own grief uud telegraphed to ber husband:
Mr  Jim Garrison. Phenlx Hotel. Lexington. Ky
Come home Immediately. A matter of
life and death. (MACE.
She^fonld not henr to telegraph to
htm Hint "tbe girl" wns dying.   To re-
and  deep,   however   her   feet  might
bleed on tbe weary way.
Sbe telegrnphed to Farrlngton that
■llm would reach home at noon of the
next-day nnd would come down to
Long Island Immediately and meantime determined t* expedite his trip
In every manner. Whoever this woman was to Jim, Grace resolved that
Jim must reach her bedside before
death closed ber eyes If she could
mnke It possible.
Tbe railroad time tables showed her
that connections could not be made
until very late In the evening, nnd sbe
decided that be must be hurried dowu
In her automobile. ■
It was n swift machine that had
been bought espeelnlly for .ber use by
her mother., Jim hnd steadfastly refused to lenrn lo drive It. But Grace
decided that It would not do to have
the chauffeur drive Jim on such an
errand, for fear of gossip among the
servants She enme to the brave decision Hint she would drive the ma-,
chine herself.
It was a very worried and excited
man who run to her nt the gate of the
railroad station. *Tell me what It
means, Grucel" cried be.
Grace Garrison hnd faced the sncrl-
Ore, but she was a womnn. Her face
grew slem nnd cold. She replied thnt
a crowded station was hardly the
plnce for siiph confidences and waited
silently till he wns In the automobile.
Then, when thpy were whizzing on
tbelr wny to Long Island, sbe looked
fixedly nt Jim and without a word
handed to hlm tbe telegram from Farrlngton.
Jim rend It silently. His face denoted some distress, but It denoted
more bewilderment
"I'm awfully sorry TheGIrl Is dying,"-
be said. "It sort of breaks me up.
But It she had to die I wish I hat I
had been left In peoee till I had finished business In Kentucky. I was
just closing a very profitable little
transaction."
Grace looked at him In shocked
amazement Jim slared at her and
opened his momb to sny something,
but thought better of It Grace turned
her face a way to bide her tears, which
she could, not repress, try as she
would. She did ,not trust herself to
speak except once or twice to ask tbe
direction from Jim, Tbe lust time she
fancied that she heard him chuckle,
but dismissed tbe Idea as a morbid
fancy.
Forrlngton met tbem with n cordial
handshake and a strange cheerfulness,
which was explained when he suld
hurriedly to Jim tbat The Girl was
much better. Then be nsked coldly If
tbey would not like lo see her.
Jim replied In tbe affirmative without a moment's hesitation, but Grace
beld buck. Then Jim chuckled. ltw\is
an unmistakable nut and out chuckle.
Bewildered, wondering, Grace followed tbe two meu as, Farrlngton led
tbe wny to the stables.
A rather feeble looking mare whinnied when she saw Jim and made a
weak effort to get upon her feet.
Ou the way back Jim suld wltb a
bnppy smile; "You'll have to read up
on one subject, anyway, darling. Anybody who knows anything ut all about
racing knows The Girl. She's tbe winner of the Shenandoah sweepstakes,
tbe Cumberland futurity uud the Gold
cup, nnd she belongs to the raclug
firm; ot yours truly, Gnrrlson & Farrlngton. I'm glad she Is better; but,
sweetheart, even If she had died I
would bave considered her well paid
for, by tbe knowledge I've won tbrougb
your misunderstanding about tbat telegram. Am I very stupid, darling, If I
think Ihut you love me, even though I
don't know much of literature and art?"
And Grace Gnrrlson gave him a reply thut convinced hlm that be was
uot stupid.
Preparing Robin Beefsteak.
On a certuln occasion I saw u sturdy
specimen of the robin tribe on the
lawn searching fnr provisions for his
family of clamorous gormands. At
length, by tugging and perseverance,
be succeeded In extracting a lusty
angleworm from tbe tough sward and
was making tbe effort to fly to bis
nest with the prey. Bnt Mr. Worm
rebelled. More than tbat, be writhed
and squirmed witb tbe greatest energy, and tbe bird that had come to
market so bravely was tn danger of
finding bis provisions so unruly that
he could not reach borne wltb tbem.
But lie was not to be defeated so
easily. Stepping to the board walk
near by, he deliberately began to pound
Mr. Worm dowu upon the bard surface
wlib nn emphasis that bade fair to
finish nil protests nnd writhing. And
so It did, A dozen pecks, und not only
wns the little fellow's beefsteak ready
for transportation, but It was ready
pounded for tbe broller-or In this case
consumption without the aid of broiling.—Young People.
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The Famous Rock of Gibraltar
and Its Armament.
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A  GUN   IN  EVERY  CREVICE.
He Did It.
A teacher hnd Just finished explaining tbe use of the ditto marks when
she noticed'one of her young searchers for knowledge searching for It In 'a
story book. So sbe made blm stay
after school and told hlm to write the
sentence "Always pny attention" 100
times.
In a very short time "he gave a glad
shout. "I'Ve did It!"
••What klijil of language Is that?"
she remarked severely. "And you surely haven't bod time to do It"
""Well. I'm done It then. Anyhow,
-^^^_^___^^^^^^^_ here It Is." He held up his paper. The
fi<r in her In such a way was repug- ] spntence was written ouce nt the top,
mint to every Instinct, and she wus In j Hn(- the remaining surface wss cot-
total Ignorance of Ihe girl's name.       j em| with dots.
Before  noon  she  received  the ex-      "But yon haven't done It!" she expected reply.   It read; i claimed.
Leave at noon.   Arrive tomorrow noon ]    He gnzed nt her scornfully.
Grnce Gnrrlson. hnvlng forced her-!    "Course I hove.   Them's ditto marks,
self to sacrifice her own emotions and j Made 'em ninety-nine times.   They're
her own wounded love nnd anguished j good things."
pride, wns not the woman to shrink |    What else was tbere to do but to let
from   muklug  the sucrlfke complete   blm go ut ouce'i   Aud she did.
The Place Stored With Food snd Munitions of War to Stand a Siege ef
.Seven Years—An English View of th*
Cannon Studded Stronghold.
"An enemy's duct could be sent to
the bottom In ten minutes before getting within five miles of Gibraltar.
Not even a torpedo boat could succeed
In entering tbe bay unobserved on the
'blackest nlgbt." Tbat sums np the
opinions of the most eminent naval
experts as to the Impregnability of the
world's greatest fortress.   -
But disappointment awaits the sightseeing visitor. Tbe rock, tbough barren. Is covered wltb luxuriant vegetation—not a fort prominent, not a gun
to be seen even with the most powerful glosses, uo discernible ammunition magazines, no strongholds, ouly a
peaceful, prosperous harbor and a
sleepy, struggling town.
It Is night, und the maneuvers are
on. Swift pluyiug searchligbts transform the buy Into a sbeet of shimmering silver upon wblch are secu' mn-
jestlc British warships and elongated
flying shadows, the torpedoes. Guns
answer guns out of every conceivable
crevice and corner, blending In ohe
deafening uproar, while scores of shells
plow the water for miles around.
Sentries nre everywhere; Infantry
parties crouch In the shadows; hundreds of gunners stand ready behind
hundreds of guns In these mysterious
labyrinths bewu out of tbe solid rock—
"tbe galleries." The vicious barking
of Maxim guns gives contrast to the-
deep toued baying of tbese mammoth
pieces of ordnance, the mere report of
which cracks stoiie roofs and bursts
doors and whole windows. Could any
fleet live through the murderous holt
of gigantic nbells?
Gibraltar never sleeps. By dny nnd
night two perfectly equipped signal
stations, proudly Haunting Britain's
flag of ownership, unceasingly sweep
the sens around to a distance of fifteen miles on a clear day. Instantly
reporting the cotalng nnd going of
each vessel.- Sentries guard all the
prominent forts, magazines nud gateways; gunners sleep beside tbelr guns:
engineers nre ever ready beside tbe
powerful searchlights.
Modern "needle" guns, the finest In
Europe, are Installed on all the most
prominent points. They ore unreucha-
able from the sea. even as they are
undlscerulble. owing to tbe skill with
wblcb tbey are pointed and draped to
match the surrounding vegetation,
while huge screens drop automatically before tbem ns ench shell Is fired.
Tbey hnve a range of fifteen miles
nnd could drop shells on Ceutn, In Africa, opposltp, quite comfortably. One-
gnu weighs 110 tons and Is capable nf
throwing a shell weighing three-qunr-
ters of n ton. In thiit mnrvel of engineering under great difficulties, the-
galleries, are concealed guns for every
day In the yenr.   ,
These galleries nre divided Into tbree
sections, entry to which Is guarded,
while one Inclosed even to high officers, containing preserved stores, munitions of w*nr, rainwater (for Gibraltar hns no sprlngsi nnd a complete
condensing plant—all calculated to outlast a siege of seven yenrs.
The firing Is the most mathematically perfect Imaginable. Tbe surrounding wnters nre mapped out Into
squares, upon which certain guns nrr-
kept rpudy trained, so that It Is almost
Impossible to miss. During practice
targets are towed across the boy, the
object being to hit the wnter a few
yards In advance of them.
Although the sentries have now been
reduced, a few yenrs ngo 158 were
needed dally, tbe most Important point
being the north front, where English
sentries face Spanish sentries. But
the mere pressure of an electric button by tbe officer of the guard would
cause a miniature earthquake on the
neutral ground. — Cnssell's Saturday
Journal.
Haggis as the Scotch Make It.
To mnke buggls take the heart
tongue and sniull liver of the sheep,
one pound of bacon, four ounces of
crumbs of broad, the rind of one lemon, two eggs, two anchovies (sordines
may be usedi, u quarter of a tenspoon-
ful of pepper ami two teuspoonfuls of
salt Chop the heart, tongue, liver
und bncon, mix thoroughly, odd the
breadcrumbs. Ibe anchovies, chopped
flue; tbe lemon rind, grilled; then tbe
pepper und snlt. Bent the eggs and
pour them over. Pnck this Into u kettle or mold, cover oud boll or steum
continuously for I wo hours. Turn it
on a dish and serve very hot
A Clever Cook.
Mrs. N'urleh wns In the jewelry,
store.
"Here nre some new souvenir Bpoons-
we havp Just got In." suld tbe clerk,
placing a trny for her Inspection.
"Oh, nlu't those lovely!" she exclaimed. "I must have souie of thoset
Our cook mnkes such lovely souvenlrl"
—Argonaut
Well Poeted.
"What was that musty old explorer
talking about?" Inquired the languid
ludy.
"Progressive fatnsonln."
"And bow do you play It?"—Louisville Courier-Journal.
It Is not the quantity uf the meat,
but the cheerfulness of the guests, that
mnkes tho fesst.—CUreudon. THE REPORTER,  MICHEL,   BRITISH COLUMBIA.
FORTIFIEOJT FIFTY
lu Williams' Pink Pills Bring Health
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Few women reach the age. of fifty
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sides, frequent headaches, nervous
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What He Thought
Mr. Jones had recently become the
father of twins. The minister stopped
him on the street to congratulate
him." "Well, Jones," he said, "I hear
that the Lord has smiled on you."
"Smiled on' me!" repeated Jones.
"He laughed oirt loud at me!"
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Chicken Homiletlc
A country minister in the course of
his dining out on the circuit come to
a house where a roast, chicken was
served for dinner. He had previously
encountered a" series of rib-cornered
beef dinners nnd chicken looked good
to him.
' "Well,"' he facetiously remarked,
"here's where that chicken enters the
ministry."
"Hope it does better there than in
the lay work," rejoined the small boy
of the family.
"Do you always allow the minister
who marries you to kiss you?" asks
the lady with the alimony expression
of* the lady with a half-dozen wedding
rings arranged os bangles on her
bracelet.
"Dear me, no!" smiles the latter.
"That is so horribly old-fashioned, my
dear. But I always kiss the judge who
divorces me."
A Pill that Proves Its Value—Those
of weak stomach will find strength
in Parmplee's Vegetable Pills, bpcanse
they sen* to maintain the healthful
action of the stomach and the liver,
irregularities in which are most dis-
tressin'e;. Pvspeutics ore well acquainted with them and vnlue them
at thpir prnr-pr worth. Thev have
afforded relief w'.en oilier propnra
tions have failed," and hove effected
cures in ailments of long stnndintr
where other medicines were found
unavailing.
"What are you talking about? \
thing can't be a great hplp nnd a great
drawhnpk at the same time."
"I don't know. How about a mus
tard plaster?"—Boston Transcript.
Mlnard's Liniment, Lumberman's
Friend.
As a wedding anniversary present to
his parents in Scotland a machini-it
in Altoona, Pa., sent them a phorto-
graph record of his voice, which they
bad not heard for thirty years, but
recognized immediately.
fKIDNEY^
i((; PILLS ^
, ^KIDNE^/
W. N. U„ No, 744
THE PLAIN OF GUISNES.
Its Transformation Into the Field of
the Cloth of Gold.
It was a magnificent display wben
Henry VIII. ot England and Philip L
of France met in good fellowship on
tbe plain of Guisnes.
The king's retinue had been selected
.from the noblest of the kingdom.
Wolsey, with his 300 followers, beaded
the escort and was followed by dukes,
earls, barons, blsbops and knights,
with tbelr retainers. The escort numbered 4.000 horsemen, not including
the queen's escort, numbering nearly
2.000 persons and 800 horses. Tbe
French king had 'nn equally splendid
retinue. King Henry and his I great
cavalcade were taken, on arrival at
Guisnes, to the magnificent palace provided by Wolsey.- There was an old
palace there, and Wolsey bud established himself In tbat and erected
one for his king. The palace was the
most beautiful place Imaginable. It
bad so many glazed windows that it
looked as though built of crystal, and
much of the woodwork, both Inside
and oiA, was covered with gold. All
the way from the gate to the door
were rows of silver statues. Inside
the walls of the chambers and balls
were bung with magnificent tapestry
embroidered In gold, and the ceilings
were draped with white silk.
But Henry was, not to spend all of
his time In his fine palace, for tents
had been erected on the plain, and in
these the two kings and tbelr suits
were to lodge. The tents of the French
king were pitched just outside the
walls of the town of Ardres and extended almost to the tents of King
Henry.
The tents In which the two, queens
were lodged were covered with cloth
of gold, as were also tbe tents of ihe
ladles In attendance upon them and of
all members of the royal'families. Tbe
effect was dazzling. Beautiful pavilions, hung with cloth of gold, dotted
the plain; banners floated everywhere;
fouutalns of wine spouted In tbe bright
June sunshine; horses, decorated with
fluttering ribbons, pranced about gayly.
So gorgeous had the dreary plain been
made that It bas become known In history as "the "Field of tbe Cloth of
Goid."      	
BROWNING'S "SORDELLO."
The Critics Had Lots of Fun With the
Famous Poem.
When' Robert Browning was twenty-eight yenrs old oud after be bad
written "Paracelsus" und his tragedy
of "Strafford," he wrote "Sordello,"
about which there has always been
such a variety of opinion. Dante In
his "Purgatory" wrote of Sardello,
who was a poet of Provence.
•'When "Sordello" appeared it made
a sensation. Punch sold It bad offered £100 to any person who would
reasonably explain one single line and
that after a year no one bad claimed
tbls reward. Burlesques were written on It, and In one of tbese it was
claimed that the funniest lines were
some of the exact original ones.
A story is told of witty Douglas Jer-
rold. who met u friend one day and
nsked. "Have you read 'Sordello?'
Docs It meuu anything'*"'
The friend replied tbat It meant
nothing whatever, "Thank heaven!"
said .lerrold. "Then I urn uot mad! I
read It yesterday und feared 1 bad
lost my wits. It Is only Browning
who has lost his."
Another, story was that'criminals at
Newgate prison who were coudemned
to death were offered full pardon If
they would listen to the reading of
"Sordello," but In every Instance they
hastened wltb glee to tbe gallows.
Browning once said that he blamed,
nobody but blmself for the work aud
that it bad many faults of expression;
that he meant to lay stress on incidents In tbe development of a soul
and that little else is worth study.
This estimate of bis work was given
twenty-five years after It was written,
when he hnd revised It and dedicated
It to a friend. He rewrote very little
of It, and bis followers bave n belief
tbat be considered "Sordello" bis best
literary work. It certainly has many
beuutlful lines, and In particular tbere
Is a word picture as striking as anything in our language;
Tbat autumn eve was stilled.
A last remains of sunset dimly burned
O'er the far forests like a torch Hume
turned
By the wind back upon the bearer's hand
In one long dame of crimson; aa a brand
The woods beneath lay black.
—Boston Globe.
WINNIPEG MAH CURED
!       OFRHEUiMATISM
Kemarkable Case of Cure After
v       .Specialists Failed.
Winnipeg, Man.—A prominent real-
'dent of this City, who for personal reasons does not wish his name mentioned'
publicly, but who permits us to show
his letter to interested enquirers, writes
to say that he was suddenly taken
with excruciating pains in the back and
side, which were pronounced by his
physicians as Rheumatism. Hot applications were at once resorted to, tha
usual medicines administered, supplemented by electrical treatment, but all
to no purpose. In his desperation ho
took Gin Pills on his own account, and
in a few hours after taking the first
Pill the pains commenced to subside.
He eontinued taking them and In 48
hours he had not an ache or a pain. left.
Gin Pills are sold at SOo a bcx—6
for $2.50.   Bend to us If your dealer
does not handle them.
Dept. N.0., National Drug & Chemical Co., Limited, Toronto. 116
The Boss Got Ahead.
"I enme mighty near resigning my
Job this morning." said Ardup, ordering coffee and sinkers. ."I'd made up
my ..mind that tbe boss and I couldu't
get along any more."
"Well, why didn't you resign?" nsked
the man sitting on tbe next stool.
"He beat me to It by just oue second."—Chicago Tribune.
Smart Boy.
Mamma-Edgar, didn't I tell you not
to take any more preserves from tho
jar? Small Edgar-Yes, ma'am. Mamma—Then, If you wanted some, wby
didn't you ask me for tbem? Small
Edgar— 'Cause I wanted some.—Chicago News.
How He Manages Her.
"How Is It that your wife Is so tract-
able?"
"Why. I told ber wben we were married that sbe could do just exactly as
she pleased, and of course sbe fiuds no
pleasure In doing It."—Chicago Post.
The Fighting Eel.
Bacon—Which do you think Is the
gamiest fish? Egbert-Well, tbe black
bass Is tbe gamiest to cntch. but tbe
eel Is the gamiest when It comes to
getting it off the book.-Youkers Statesman.
What She Wanted
Mrs. Neurich (in music store)—"I
want a piece of music for my little
girl, who is learning to play the
piano."
Clerk—"Yes, ma'am. Here is 'The
Maiden's Prayer,' for 25 cents. How
would that suit?"
Mrs. Neurich—"Oh, Bhe's farther advanced than that. Why, last week she
nlayed a piece that cost 50 cents.
Haven't you something for about 75
cents?" , |
He grated his false teeth in despair
"You have no heart, Flo Footlitea!"
he cried. "Cupid, if he shot a million
arrows at you, would but have his
trouble for his pains." The beautiful
girl nestled more luxuriously in.the
rich upholstery of the Limousine. "He
certainly would," Bhe «nid. "if he us'jd
an old beau to shoot with."
It wos sentence day in the city
court. A man in the prisoners' pen,
who hod bee.i sentenced to two years
for larceny began to cry softly. The
big man ill xt him, who was going to
serve seven years for bigamy, said:
"Aw, wotcher sniffln' about?"
"I'm—I'm—the-the-thinkin' about
leavin' (sob) my—my—family. Lea-
leovin' my wile "
"Aw, cut it out! Look at me. I
ain't ervin' im I? An' I'm leavin' two
of 'em."
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No Cause for Shame
The Groeor—I hear your wife supports the family by taking in washing.' Uncle Knstus.   Is it true?
•Uncle Ra-itus—Yes, sah; dat's wot it
am, sah!
The Grocer—Well, don't you feel
just a little bit ashamed.of it?
Uncle Rostus—Shamed? No, sah;
dere's nutfin' dergrndin' erhout wash-
in', sah. All's proud ob de ole woman, 'deed Ah is.—Chicago Daily
News.
Nursemaid—I'm going to Ieav?
mum. '
Mistress—Wby, what's the matter?
Don't you like the bobv?
Nursemaid—Yes'm, hut he is that
afraid of a policeman that I can't get
near one.—London Tatler.
THE OLD FLINTLOCK'S.
They Seem to Have Done Some Rather
Tolerable Shooting.
"Tbese old shooting Irons," said a
man from Virginia, who was examining an old flintlock rifle, "always have
my, profound respecL Our grandfathers und great-grandfathers did tbelr
bunting wltb tuem and used them in
our two .victorious wars with England.
They were nlways good weapons and
are now, if tbey are equipped with a
good stock und a good lock. They
could do fine service. Any man wbo
was any sort of a marksman could do
effective work with them In their day.
This fact was well Illustrated In an
Incident that happened several years
ngo neur Richmond. The story was
printed In some of the lending newspapers In Virginia and was the cause
of much Interest
"Tbere wus an old farmer residing In
one nf the peninsular counties who was
coming on the cars to Richmond and
bad with hlm, one of those old fashioned weapons. In the train he got
into conversation with a small party
of gentlemen, wbo expressed much Interest In his old rifle, and tbe farmer
told of some rather extraordinary feats
of marksmanship tbat be bad performed with It
"Finally he was persuaded to 'give
an exhibition of bis skill wltb tbe old
relic, nnd a trial came off at Rocketts
In the presence of a few gentlemen.
The old flintlock was Sred seven times
and only missed the mark once. At
first the>!d man Bred it at some small
objects—to get bis bnnd steady, so he
sold. Then the old fellow handed to
his son, who had every faith In his father's skill, a large potato and, stationed him at fifty- yards distance,
holding the potato between his thumb
and forefinger.
"The rifle cracked, and tbe potato was
split Into several pieces. Another shot
was made at the bowl of a pine wblch
the boy was smoking, and the bowl
was smashed. Several other shots
were made at various objects, but In
trying to bit a copper cent that was
tossed In tbe olr the marksman made a
miss. He was considerably mortified
at this and laid the blame on a bystander who sneezed loudly at the critical moment, but made anotber attempt, which was successful.
"The old man then declined any further trials of his skill and wben offered
a sum of money to repeat bis feat of
shooting a potato from bis son's hand
refused, saying he didn't care to experiment any further unless bis weapon
was freshly cleaned. The boy was
willing, but tbe old mnn was obdurate.
The young man showed not the lenst
anxiety during the dangerous experiment upon himself."-Washington Post
A Necessity.
"Twenty dollars for retrlmmlng your
hat!" exclaimed Mr. Madison. "But
we agreed to spend nothing except for
things that were positively needed."
"Well. John, tbls is. You see, my
best friend hns Just bad hers retrlm-
med, and I have promised to go with
her to the concert on Friday."
"Oh, all right. But I can't give you
more tban fifteen tbls morning, because I broke my meerschaum and
must have It mended."
"Can't you smoke your old brier-
wood?"
"Certainly, dear. And you can wear
your old hat."
"John, let's begin to economize next
month after we get things all straightened out."
"All rlght."-New York Herald.
The Nerves
Not Understood
By most people and by many doctors
—Hence their treatments fail.
The best authorities now agree that
restorative treatment such as Dr.
Chase's Nerve Food is the only
rational and successful means of
cure.
It is not so very many years since
diseases of the nerves wprp attributed
to the presence of evil spirits ond
more recently sufferers from nervous
derangements have been told that tin y
only imagine tbey nre sick.
' When Dr. Chase's Nerve Food wns
first put upon the market as the only
natural and effective method ot curing
derangements arising from exhausted
nerves it was considered almost revolutionary, but its .success was remarkable from the start, many who used it
being cured of such severe forms of
nervous trouble as locomotor atuxiii
and partial paralysis.
Now the very best authorities claim
as did Dr. Chase tbat thp only way to
cure diseases of the nervps is to mukp
the blood rich, red and nutritious ami
td build up the wasted nerve cells by
such treatment as Dr. Chase's Nerve
Food.
Mrs. W. R. Sutherland, St. Andrews
Man., writes: "In 190S I was stricken
with paralysis, foil helplessly to the
floor and had to he carried to bed. The
doctors pronounced it a bad ease as I
had no power in my tongue and lelt
leg. For six months I lay in that condition without benefit from the doe-
tors' prescriptions. My husband advised me to try Dr. Chnse's 'Nerve
Food, and by use of this treatment nil
the symptoms disappeared. I enn
now talk plainly, my leg is oil right
and I can do oil my own housework
I am grateful to be cured by so wonderful a remedy."
Dr. Chase's Nerve Food, 50 conts a
box, 6 boxes for $2.60, nt oil deolers
or Edmonson, Botes & Co., Toronto.   I
To Multiply by Division.
Everybody knows that learning the
tens In tbe multiplication table Is as
easy as "pie" and tbat the fives ore
uot much border; but, slight as is tbe
mental effort required In multiplying
nny number by five. It may be lessened
still more by discarding the multiplier
entirely nnd substituting a divisor Instead. This mny sound paradoxical,
bnt by experimenting you will find
that dividing by two will bring tbe
snuie result as multiplying by five,
provided yon add a cipher to the quotient If tbe dividend be un even number or five If It be odd. For Instance,
If you multiply 2.7:14.by live tbe product is 13.070. What is still easier, divide 2.734 by two. which Is done almost Instantaneously; theu tack on
your 0 und you have i;i,u70.
Separate and Together.
First Senmun-I say, Bill, wot'a this
card?
Second Seaman-Tliat's tho saloon
passengers' menu, of course.
"But wot does It menu!"
"Oh, it's n list of nil the things they
have for dinner—soup nnd fish and vegetables and meat. That's the difference between the saloon nnd tbe forecastle; tbey get them nil separately
and call It a menu. In the forecustle
we get tbem ultogetber nnd call It
Irish stew."—Loudon Answers.
True Tale, ■
"My daughter gave us an awful
scare the other day," said a caller last
night. "She went nway for a visit In
New York. And she sent a telegram
from Buffalo, her first stop. My wlfo
was afraid to open It. We bad visions
of train wrecks, sudden Illness aud all
sorts of things. And what do you
think tbe message said?   This:
" i forgot to tell yon-don't ent up
nil the strawberry jam while I'm
gone.' "—Cleveland Leader.
Aa It Happens.
Bebble-Pnpo. when o foreign count
gets engaged to an American girl, Is
she his fiancee? Robert -That Is n matter of opinion, son. Usually sbe Is bis
financier.—New York Press.
HOW AUTHORS WROTE!
Pope Thought Best When In Bed—Vic-
--   tor Hugo Wrote Standing.
Alexander Pope, wbo was the literary
pontiff of his time, thought best when
in bed. Whenever a thought came to
him he would jot It down on a scrap
of paper. His servant often found
bedclothes nnd floor covered with white
bits containing aphorisms wblch have
uow become hackneyed quotations.
Victor H3go wrote "Les Mlserab|es"
standing up, an attitude wblch Haw-
thornei also assumed when he wrote
many of bis romances.
One leg thrown over the arm of a
cbalr or sitting on tbe orm of his secretary's chair were Napoleon's favor-,
he positions while dictating to Hour-
rfenne, a position which be varied now
and tben by patting that scribe on tbe
head or pulling his ears.
Sir Walter Rcott could while reclining on a lounge dictate to two amanuenses, who frequently had to stop writing, so funny the dictated passages
seemed to tbem.
Balzac. In n monk's robe, frequently
wrote from midnight till noon, taking
drafts of strong coffee wben drowsiness attacked blm nnd thus shortening bis life by many years, no.doubt.
William Morris made one of his famous translations from" tbe Greek
while riding on the steam cars. Walt
Whitman and Horace Truubel, original
In all things, were most original In tbe
position they took while thinking. Tbey
were wont, so Mr, Truubel says, to
climb upon a pile of lumber and He
down upon their backs. In that way
each found out what tbe other's best
thoughts were.—Boston Globe.
WANTED NO LAWYER.
It Was a 8lmple Matter to Satisfy the
Accused.
"Jed Blake to the bar," ordered the
judge In a rural Alabama court
A big, hulking negro ambled up to be
arraigned for murder.
"Jed," began the Judge, "you are
charged wltb the gravest crime known
to tbe law, that of taking the life of a
fellow man. One of the forms of punishment for murder Is death. Have
you mode any arrangements for your
defense in this case, Jed?"
"No, sub, Jedge, lain' donenutbln'."
"Have you a lawyer, Jed?"
"No, suh, jedge. ^1 aln' got no lawyer.   I aln' got nuthln', jedge."
"Well, Jed," snid the judge, showing
a little impatience, "have you talked to
anybody about this case?"
"I talked to de sheriff some dat night
when he come after me, jedge, but you
knows dat didn't do no good."
"For yonr Information, Jed, I will
state tbat It Is within the province of
this court to appoint counsel to any
defendant who bas none, 1 am now
ready to appoint you a lawyer. Do
you want one?"
"No, jedge. I don't want nuthln';"
replied Jed ratber dolefully.
"See here," snapped the Judge, "I
won't have any more of this foolishness. You say you don't want any
lawyer. Well, then, what do you Intend to do about tbls case?"
"Well, I tells you, jedge, I aln'
'tendln' to do nuthln'! Ef It's jes' de
same to you, jedge, as far as I's concerned I's wlllin' to let do whole matter drop right here."—Everybody's.
GOT TO THE ROOT
OF HI5 TROUBLE
AND DODD'S KIDNEY PILLS CURED W. WRIGHT'S BACKACHE.
He Had Suffered for Several Years
but the Old Reliable Kidney Remedy Gave Him Quick Relief.
Keivington, Sask. (Special).—"Yes.
Dodd's Kidney Pills cured me of
Backache, and I* have recommended
them to others who have also b*ppn
eured." These are the words of Wil.
liom Wright, a farmer well known
''ere. "I believe I inherited my trouble," Mr. Wright continues. "At
times for several years it was very
severe. I olso suffered from Lumbago
nnd in the morning I had a bitter
taste In my mouth and wag troubled
with dizziness and my skin Wns drv
and har»h and there was a sediment
in my urine.
"No treatment T could fid gore
■ne any permanent relief till finally
believing thnt mv kidneys were the
root of my trouble T determined to
trv Dodd's Kidney Pills. Four bores
cured me."
Mr. Wright went nt his trouble sensibly. He Pxnmlned his svmitoms.
and they showed bim that Kldnev
Disease was his trouble. Do aa much
for yourself, and if your symntoms
noint to disordered, or diseased kidneys tho cure is easy. Dodd's Kid-
ney Pilfe will do it.   They never fail.
His Aiithmetic Wrong
It Ib related that a Philadelphia
Professor from the university of Oxford at a banquet one nifht drank
several glasses of port. The professor did not know this wine's extraordinary strength, and in oil innocence he took too much. When he
rose to leave the table, his legs, to his
dismay, tottered, and the room seemed
to sway slightlv. The horrified professor got to the parlor safely. He
snt down tn the most distant comer.
But soon his young hostess, leading a
maid who onied her beautiful babies
came to him for his approbation. The
professor sat up very erect. He gazed
nt the twins -»lassily. Then he articulated carefully, in a hoarse, thick
voice; "What a bonny child!"
True
Everv mnn may hnve his price, bnt
one thing is sure, there nre a whole
lot of men who aren't worth it.
Most ppople figure respectability in
dollars and cents.
A Cure for Rheumatism.—A painful
and persistent «irm of rheumatism
is caused by impurities in the Mood,
the result, of defective action of the
liver arid kidneys. The blood becomes tainted by tbe introduction of
uric acid, which causes much pain in
the tissues and in the joints. Parmelee's Vegptnble Pills are known tc
have pffpeted many remarkable "ures,
and their use ia strongly recommended. A triol of tbem will convince
anyone of their value
"My cocoa's cold." sternly announced the gruff old gentleman to
his fair waitress—"
"Put your bat on," she sweetly suggested.
Ask for Mlnard's and take no other.
Woman and the Jewish Talmud.
The Jewish Talmud has tbese sentences about women: "A good wife Is
heaven's noblest gift. A ' housewife
never allows herself to be disturbed
from ber work. Even while conversing she Is busily spinning. An old, experienced woman In a household Is an
ornament to It Use a pearl. He who
lives In an unmarried state knows no
Joys, none of the blessings of bome,
and Is without support. Tbe man wbo
stonds at tbe deathbed of bis wife
feels like those who saw the temple
of Jerusalem reduced to ashes, for tbe
wife Is the temple In whlcb each man
finds repose nnd quiet, where he rests
after the labors of tbe day and where
be can give expression to bis feelings,
joyful and mournful. God bas given
to woman more ability of Judging correctly than man." /
A New Version of It.
Robert, tbe small son of Mr. Brant,
has lately acquired a stepmother. Hoping to win bis affection, tbls new parent hns been very lenient with him,
while his father, feeling his responsibility, bus been unusually strict. The
boys of tbe neighborhood, wbo bad
taken pubis to warn Hubert of the terrible character of stepmothers In general, recently waited on blm In n body,
and the following conversation was
overheard:
"How do you like your stepmother.
Bob?"
"I.Ike her! Why, fellers. 1 Just love
her. All I wish Is I bod a stepfather
too."-Woman's Home Companion.
The first alarm of fire given by electricity wns sounded nt Boston on the
evening of April 28, 1852.
No one np»d endure the aeony of
poms with Hollo ray's Corn Cure at
bond to remove them. *»-
The late Senator Ingolls of tKanso"
was noted for bis rpady rptorts and'
ppigroms, which wcrp not always de.
void of sting and smart to those to
whom tbey were addressed.
It is related that onee, when en-
gagpd in a controversy with a senator
from Delaware, he evaded the real
question by saying: '
"I thank the senntor from that great
state which has three counties at low
tide and only two counties at high
tide."
Letting Him Down Easy.
A young man of very limited means
after the marriage ceremony presented to tbe minister 27 cents, nil spread
out ou the palm of his right baud.
"This Is all I've got, pnrson," he snid.
Seeing n disappointed look In the minister's face, he added, "If we hove any
children we will send tbem to your
Sunday school."—Success Magazine.
A WINDSOR LADY'S APPEAL
To All Women: I will send free,
with full instructions, my bome treatment which positively cures Leucor-
rhopn. Ulceration, Displacements,
Falling of the Womb, Painful or Ir-
rpgular Periods, Uterine nnd Ovnrian
Tumors or Growths, nlso Hot Flushes,
Nervousness, Melnncboly, Pains in
the Head. Back or Bowels, Kidney
nnd Bladder Trouhlos, where caused
by weakness peeulinr to our sex.
You can continue treatment nt homo
nt n cost of only nhout 12 cents a
week. My book, "Woman's Own Mp-
dicnl Adviser," nlso sent tree on request. Write to-day. Address Mrs ,
M. Summers, Box H.I., Windsor. Ont,
Society Is n troop of thinkers, nnd
tbe nest heads among'Ihcm tnke the
best nhices.-Knierson.
Artificiality Natural.
"Don't you men really know that
women ore very largely artificial?"
"Why. yes."
"And what do you think of It?"
"That It's natural, of course."-Clcvc-
land Plain Dealer.
Result of Rashness.
"Out of a Job, ore you?" asked Ihe
first girl.   "Boss cntch you flirting?"
"No; I caught the boss. Sny. whnt
Wirt of a wedding dress do you think
Is real swell ''"-Philadelphia ledger.
A Tempter
"There's nothing like a yacht," ne
snid,
As on the beach tbey stood;
"It's nice." was ber reply, "but then,
A smock Is quite ns good."
Rub it in for I rnwi Back.— \ bri'K
rubbing with Dr. Tbomos' T'.'clcetric*
Oil will cure lnme back. Tee skin
will immedlntely absorb the oil ind it
will penetrate the tissues and bring
speedy rplief. Try it and l*f convinced. A- the liniment sinks in the
pain conies out. iind thprP nrp n.'iipii
grounds for saying that its touVi is
illogical, as it is.
When He's "It"
Thp fanner's lile has carps and joys,
His work is long   nnd   bard   nnd
rough;
Hp slaves from dawn till aftpr dork
To raise ind grow ond own enough,
His sorrows he eon always drown
When, witb his team he's hired to
haul
A busted outo bock to town. TBE   REPORTER,    MICHEL,   BRITISH    COLUMBIA.
THE MICHEL REPORTER
,      NEW MICHEL, B. C.
Issued every Saturday, from office, of
I'pblication, Northern Ave, New Michel.
, SUBSCEIPTION TWO DOLLARS
A YEAR IN ADVANCE I
ADVEBTISEW HATES ON APPLICATION
. DBORGE Q. MBIKLE, - MANAGING-EDlTOR
In add Afound Town
One Cent a Word
Advertisements such at For Sale, To Let, Lout
FcM-m Wanted etc. Inserted at the uniform
rate of One Cent a Word Each Insertion
yORSALE CHEAP. A SMALL COOK STOVE
'  Can ba seen by inquiring at this ofllce.
SUNDAY   SERVICES
,J. E; McCool was In Fernie yesterday.
G. C. Meikle Was in FefniB on
Saturday.
A. J. Watsdn of Fernie was here
•yesterday.
J. S. Gusty of P\ Burns & Co.,
was herb tin Sunday.
George Fish&'s resilleiice has
been painted 'a fine spring coloh
Miss Wade and Miss Belle Thom-
's'on visited N&v Michel this week.
Geo. L. Dbylfe, accountant hi P.
Burns & Co,', has b'een h'eYe this
week.
i i   V   ' t£    it-
R. J. Black, Superintendent of
(the M. F. & M', railway was at the
G;-N. Hotel tin FHday.
$. H'. Huddles'tpn'e has oi*.r thanks
fof a fine left <jf new riujbaf b, jjlillted
from his ranch up the Elk.
11     ,V     , .      fc. \^-ii    M
• McCool ib, jloprd's driver that'
had its hoof injured sopie two weeks
ngoj is now able to move around.
, Geo. Bond. ,df. the CtoW'n. Nest;
I'ass Hafdwatt.Company, f|rank,
has been here foi* the past few (Jays, j
Kennedy 'a, drug .aM bpok store!
has been moved into his new premises, and certainly its one of the  fl-,
nest.
s; L, V.   i.1,
A. J. Erocktor i*.nd J. ,V* Davidson of thi} Western Jaiicy Goods Co
Winnipeg and Port Arthur, were
here over Sunday.   .
The water in Michel creek has
been higher this season.than tif hasf
been for years,, and..considerable
i damage of a local nature is the result. - .  i,   ,    ,
; Henrjf BbhnsdncM. P. P. fot Vic-
itoria, one of thk 1-wgest cigat* manu-
.facturefs in the province and an old
Klondyker, vftts here this Week Visi-
iliis old friend R*.H, Mddfe bf the
(Ireat Northern Hotel.        t .
. Harry Ryan htis bought but the
'BalmofivlHbuse' foi-ni'erljrrun by H.
■ Carr, and will conduct it in a first-
class manner... Itis.libpfed..he will
'meet with good success as he is of a.
■ deserving'nature1. Thie!.-notice was
'.received tbb late to change i-thS ad,
•bnt -watch «rirt'fepjtenttwteweek,.=
MFTHODIST   CHURCH
MICHEL AND NEW MICHEL
SEUVIClSS   EVElJY   SUNDAY    •
NEW MIOlllSL, KMo a. m., in room
ov6r SomSrton Bro's store.
MlCHEL, Sunday School, 2.30 p. m,
Evfening service, at 7.30. Blind of
HopB every Monday at 7.110 p. in.
Uev. S. Cook, Pastor.
The pastor and officials eitend it cordial
invitation toyou to attend these services.
ST. PAUL'S CHURCH
MICHEL,   B. C.
Services—1st.   Sunday  in   the   month,
tidly Winniunloll- 11 &*, m\
Every   Sunday, Evensong, 7.30 p. m.
Sunday School, every Sunday, 2.30 p. m.
A. Briant N. Crowtlier, M. A., Vicar.
Union Bakery
Gi SOVRAM); h-opri'etor
btti TOtyN. - ,-   - MfCHEL
Fresh fe*ead Delivered Daily
In s'tobk and made to btder!
Fred, FomahAc,
NEW  MICHEL
BAlLfet THE BUILDER, j
BUILDfiR % CoftteACTOR     .  ■
•-   ...   ...;■*     ■
Estimates Furnished Free, .on Short Notice.
NEW MICHEL
Licence    to g an,    Extra-Provincial
>\    ,,,      Companji
"COMPANIES   ACf|   1897."
A      I .
H
CANADA:'mmv ••„
PaoVlscfiliF Biutub* Columbia,
, ,o No. -fUf.-,.  .    ,- „ ,,   ;|
rpHIS'fe TO CtfltTIF.V tlmt'/'Tho t'rtlto's Nost,
J- Puss Honl\rai*e'6i'lliWl','*LlmlU'rt" It authorized end licensed to curry on business within the'
Province olBrithili Columbia, and to carry out!
or effect all or atly ol.thhobjects ot the Company;
to which tho lealalntfyo authority ol the Legislature of Hritisli Colunibiu.oxtendi!. ,
ThoheiulomUoonhoMiolttpun-,- In situate nt
Frank liUho Proyitacq.i'-ftlbortn,, Canada.
The ntiiount bf the enpitul of the cbmpany is
Twenty. Thousand,dollars divided jnto Two
hundred shores of .One. inmilreb* dollars enuli.
The heu-hoftk'o'o* Ihe .Company'in this Province is situate at iffliftfflffiel, uud LoillS W. Kribs
Hardware Merchant whoso* address is New Michel tiforesuid. Is the ntttlrnei* for the Company.
dr\,E!l"uuc(or,*n'y'lrana 'nnd, Soul of
Otttco n't y.ifctorini Province of
Jlrftjoh (foiutablu, tills thltd dny
bf Mny.'Ono.thoiisnnd nine hundred and nine}.      '   -.'-\\:
'*" ":   ''K in's, v. wobTtoN"
'..,-''','; Real'striii-.iif,Joint, Stock Companies.
Tlib.ofojects for which this Company hns boon
established nluUlccnsod are;— ,'
To buy, sell and enrjy on business as wholesale
nnd retail dealers' Lu hardware Including build,
ers'supplies, mining supplies, plumbing, hunting
und tinsmith supplies, household und kitchen u-
teusilsandeverything pertninllig to u-' gehenil
wholesale null relutl hurtlwnro business. To
ninnufncture null instill nil Kinds of tlnt-mithlug.
plunlblugi hot air heutlng and steum fttfiing sup.
piles. To net nS'ngcllts for hiunufncturors ill tiny
of thb nbovc liu\'S. -To uqillrd by puntlnsb or
louse, hire or excliunge or otiiorWiso, suoli lands,
louses, buildings, mnchlnery, tbHls. wnrchlluscs,
riglits of wny. rollwuy tracks fir sidings ns nro
necosSniTiort'OntluWye tn the Bnrrying on of tho
nbova hurdWure business. To do any dr nil of
the lllings herol-l spt forth ns objects, purposes,
powers or otherwise t*> the snuio exlent nud ns
fully us unturnl persons might or bnullt do us
priublllBls. agentt or otherwise. To do'all such
other tilings ns are Incidental or conducive to
the ultuhlmeiil of die foregoing objects..
And Still They Come
TheM. F. & M. Railway
has put an engine on to handle the Michel yards to do
the work which heretofore has
been divided between the C.
F. R. and the G. N. Ry. In
consequence, they are running their time card freight
which had previously had
Fernie for the terminal point,
through to New Michel
This means at least 15 to 20
more workingmen at New
Michel, and last but not least
Is Geo. Pushee, who switched
here foi* years fof the C.'P. R.
and one of the best railroad
men in the PasS; Witli his
advent a new era begins*.
Baseball Smoker
. The smoker given by the
baseball club on Friday night
was well attended 'And the
boys will clear up some fifty
dollars in consequence. Ev«
eryone present se'errM to ten-
joy themselves arid It was past
midnight whfen it broke up.
fyyt-r'.-r-*'^ ■
-HI.
j, j,,'Scott, ...
*   qENE&AL BLAtJHSMITH,
Horseshoeing a Specialty
'"."'     NEW MICHEL
PHOTOGRAPHS
SOMfeRTON BROS.
Stildio'No* Open Ovtir The Store
Sinclair the Tailor
Cleaning and Pressing
Repairs and Alteratidns
Gent's and Ladies' Clothes.       )
■    ko:4o, qyer the ^r*ek.
Owifig to ttioving tlid gettirfg settled in out new premises, wo a;o a
little boKind with the paper. We
hope to have another hand nt work
!lex.t week.
"V ■«•■■
Business Bringers
Rinding Notlcps Inserwd Under this Htading
nt the rate ot ten Cshl*) a Line, tach insertion.   No ads inserted amongst. Locals.
OMOKE ('row's No*st BprJWnl nnd Kitia.
u Mndo ,(-'lga,rs. '
Al.f.  Kin-is r.iMiiHii-iil   Insirilmellts sold nt
--*■ Homortt n Bro's.
AimrT'M«"mo «iw slailo William's I'liino?
»'  Honierton Hro's.     ..... *',
■ ;■- i ^,-"^ : * ;	
ifcsMai-fi i)air#
\Opcn ior Inminess dh May Ifitli.
fresh ifflik.Creatn, Butter ahd lk#
DelivcreJl daily to sll jiarW ol both
towns. .      .,	
k. C. MURRAV.   :   PROPRIETOR
A Qood Compositor
in' his first or second year
can fill out his time
'■ -j I-  ,■'
at fair wages, working
on The Reporter
Corne at once.
k ■   k   ■
Business" Rushing
-t44
WSBOTWjm fe158?'
WEBER
of the Road
O
Am tiie Best
Beeati^ "they are Vfell madei from the best
cloth olftairiable, ahtl you can buy tkenl at
the samfe $riee y'dii ^ay for inferior* -goods*
"V   « —"1 i
I  .-.-■•*-'**•**
JSOZJL r-"'i,,r ■-•,.■> j-
WEBER, NEW MltHE-L
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it ti-ssvi-'-rn-rl^Slnrr.n lirt
\.u. ~..±.:: --. .. V..
',     tc.^i,   ;'"'■''■'•""^ tmi    1.,***•,    ir.i »-^
Cost$ mone^ liut^rbpe^Iy dbile It brihg$ big re$ult$
The Newspaper isthe-plice
ftheprotrer place
knd tneinly^^proper^lact1
ift Irhichio bake f0&t advertising annbuScementk
Get into The Reporte*1
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