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VOL. 2.
NO. 10
All our
are   New'
Fresh ■ &
The rubbers give lasting and satisfactory service. We never
offer our customers the cheap, inferior sort of Rubbers' advertised as Bargains. - - *        ■ -    ; ■    -
Come to us for your Rubber Wants
& Muir,
The Great Northern  Hotel Block
Injunction to Stop Sale
of Peigan Indian
Lands Refused
Tried to stop sale held on Wedneadns' at
Pincher Creek
Macleod, Alta.,. Nov. _5.**-Chief
Justice Sifton of the Alberta Supreme Court, refused here yesterday
to grant an injunction applied for
by Chief Big SWari and Other Peigan
Indians against the sale by public
auction today at Pincher Crfcek of a
portion of the Peigan Indian reserve.
The chief alleged that the vote in
favor of the sale had been procured
by fraud and that a majority of the
Indians were opposed to it: The
injunction was refused.
Miner Killed by Falling
into Chute
Frank, Alta., Not. 28:—Joseph
Dhey, a miner/in the Employ of tbe
Leitch Collieries at its Passburg
mine, met a violent death in an
nccident in the mine yesterday
lifternoon by falling down a chute.
With his partner, Dhey was working at the face When in some unaccountable manner, he fell into the
chute. The partner gave a warning
tat once and assistance came quickly
but when (lie unfortunate mirier
was reached and taken out,, it was
found that he was dead frOm his
injuries. An inquest will be held
To Wealth Hunters
Labor is the source of .wealth.
No other means of producing wealth
has ever been found. It must be
wrung from the soil by patient toil:
it must be brought up from the
mines deep in the earth by the
labor of man j it mlist be coined
from the forest by the axman and
the hiillman; it must be wrought
out from the raw materials by the
skill! the patience and the labor of
human operatives. The curse of
this and ah othet* Cotnmunitigs today, is thnt so many persons are
trying tb escape this Heaven-ordained law, and to secure something for
nothing^wealth without labor of
theii' own. \
Did You Ever
Have Dollar Bills
thrown at yop, without making an effort to catch them '!
Well, .that would:lie like overlooking the Special Values
we, offer for tiie Next Ten Days.   Here are a few of them
AllFur Trimmed Millinery
at Que Third Off.   There are just twelve of them in this lot ■
pattern Hats, ranging from §8 to $10, clearing at \{\ off these prieei
Womens Knitted Golf Blouses
all colors—navy, cardinal, black, white etc.   A lot of comfort in one of
these, clearing at $1.75, $2.00, $2.2o and $3.00.   Worth % more.
Womens Suits and Mantles at Cost,
A good range of stylos-find fabrics—latest novelties in these  goods and
specially priced. Regular $15.00 value for $10.00
Regualr   18.50 value for   12.50
Regular  30.00 value for '23.50
Special Value in Children's Furs,
Boas, Collars, Muffs ahd Sets in White  Lamb,   Bearskin',   Thibet
These pieces make very pretty and comfortable Xmas Gifts.
Larger than Ever
Our large and complete assortment of Toilet Sets, Man-
"   icurc Sets, Burnt Leather Goods.,   Hand-bags,   Collar
Boxes, Cased and Meereliaum Pipes, Sewing Sets  etc.,
etc., and all other
including Christmas Cards, Books, Toys, Dolls etc. elo
Now   on   Display
We will set aside any article you choose, by paying a deposit on same,
The Rev Iri  R.  Hicks' Almanac
for 1910
Ittiuly Nbvtiniber iStli, 11)00, ii splendid
ydar book on astronomy anil ni'etcrology,
the only mil) coiitalnhig thb original
"Hicks Weather Forecasts." By mail,
postjiniil :15c; on iiewstunila, 80c. One
copy tree with a year's subscription to
Word nnd Works, tlio Rev. IrlK. Hicks'
Monthly Magazine, tho best $1 monthly
in America: Discounts on Alriianacs in
quantities. Agbnt'.s Warttbd. lteniem-
ber, the genuine "Hick's Forecasts'' are
not published aiiywhbre else—you get
thein only in his own publications.
CO., 2201 Locust 8t_St. talis, Mo.   ,
After Poachers in Pass
Blairmore, Alta., Nov. 23:—-Some
days ago the mounted police got
wind of a kill of big game by a
hunting party out of season. On
visiting the shuck of the partieB
near Coleman; the heads of five
mountain sheep and one goat ivere
l'ouud and confiscated and, the men
heavily fined; After this Yago; one
of the parties, applied for a license.
It was issued and he was wkrned
that the season for sheep Hnd goat
had closed. A few days later a
constable vis.it.ed Yago's and found
the hide and head (if i. fine sheep.
Yago's was (hied a second 830. i
Great Northern
Just a Minute
If ybu wish tb buy property
of any kind; or list your
property foi- salb. It would
pay you to write us and we
would be pleased to satisfy
you: Nothing too large or
too small for tis to handle.
Tli* MaJMtie Realty Co.,
Room r>; McDoiiiaill Block,
Calgary, Alta.
The Keporter invites correspondence.   Try your hand.
Michel To Liverpool 883.40
"     ,;  Antwerp 87:00
"     "  Oderbei'g 91180
"     "  Havre 01.40
Railway Cars
hirough' Sleeping   Car,   lio
change at St, Paul or Chicago,
$3.63 EXTRA
Trade Marks
... Copyrights &c
Anrono landing a ulteteb and description wuy
•quickly aicertnln our opinion trim whether ho
Invention laprobtiblvniitentahlo. Communion.
tloiiiWrictlypoiillilontlia. HANDBOOK onPetenu
.out froe* Oldest ouency for He-curl nif patent**
rntmiU tftliun through Mumi k Co. ruc.l**_
tpccial miilce, without ctiarg., in tlio
Scientific Emfmi
I AlnvndBC-mciy Uluatrateil weekly, ttxtunt -air-
cujntiou ot juiy sclonilllo Journal. Ternm for
Camilla. Kj.fo n year, ?.-tatio unpaid, hold by
all uoWBiiealers.
The Trites-Wood Co, Ud.
It Was a Corker
The Conservatives Sweep the
. David said in his wrath, "All men are liars," but had
he lived to take part in H Britisli Columbia election he
would have been able to quote his expression without getting
worked up into a frenzy, jgafeijily up to Tlriirsdsy morning
the prospects of the Liberal' party looked bright, but from
returns appearing in another column, it is hard to conjecture
what caused the sudden and unexpected change. Of course
there iyas ii reason, and beneath the reason a* cause, and
those on "the inside looking out" know that it was not an
expression of opinion, but something of a more materialistic
nature which caused the swamp of the Liberal party. Well,
they were licked good and plenty, and took their medicine
like men, and now that the agony is over all parties aro getting back into business; wliich was interrupted by tbe recent
„Ncw_Michel, B. 6.
Douglas & Stedman        -      -      -       Proprietors
Everything First-Class and Comfortable
Nothing but white labor employed
Imperial Bank of Canada
Head Office: TORONTO
Capital Authorized 810,000,000
Capital Paid Up §5,000,000.      :-:        Reserve Fnnil 85,000,000
Interest allowed on Deposits from Rate of Deposit
Drafts, Money Orders and Letters of Credit Issued; available in
— ; ■   Any part of the World   	
Branches at Miohel and New Michel:      T. B. BAKER, Manager
A G* N? Passenger Train was Burned
Terrible Wreck near Spokane
Lind* Wash,, Nov. 25.—Three trainmen dead and two
One Cent a Word
dvert.a_m.nta such as For Sale, To Lot, Lost
AFo_r.a Wanted etc, inserted at the uniform
rttte ot One Cent  . Word Bach Iniertton
Help Wanted-male
YV.VNTEil.   A   CinOII  OARI'KNT'il'.
*'  lo '"red. I'oniulinc, Now .Michel.
DUSIXI'SH Curtis, I'lncfflt work In Iho
"-" Any sbM nnd utiy color ink you tiesirn.
ted nt ihu Iluiiortor dfllce.
A SlCCTlON OF LAND (631 nrrral tou 1133 nnd
' v   JIBS. sllimli.il ill ( tour mll.'i ll|i Kill  lllVO*1
from Micliol I'ralrln. iinoil soil nnd nlnitf on
western bunt: ot river. -For lurthor imrlleiiliiiH
npidy ' Di" limilKTKII f'I'FICl!
The mode! Bakery
Bread; Cakes, Pies, Buiis; Ete.   Fresh Every D_y ■
Driver will call for orders ahd deliver
The Model feakery New Michel
Livery} Dray and Transfer
Bus leaves ?.40 a* m., 1.40 p. m., and 6.40 p. m.
Returns on arrival of trains
GEO. FISHER, Proprietor
E. V. Holding Co.,
Builders and Contractors
Repairs and alteration;; promptly attended to.
Estimates cheerfully given.	
New Michel
Get Your Hirsute A.pp-Jhdagc Clipped ahd Your
Whiskers Pushed in at Ihe Great Northern Tonsor-
ial Parlors—You're next.
P  M. M. ^Landers, Proyi
others believed to be fatally injured; liverout of six cars' on a
Great Northern passenger train completely destroyed by lire,
but every passenger is safe, tho summing up of an awful
wreck qn the Northern Pacific railroad, about a mile from
Bind, shortly lifter midnight.
Engineer Rush who had pulled,the train to Prosser, but
was riding on the train from that point as a passenger gives
the particulars.
The dead, are Engineer L. Reman.; fireman Jacob
Sprau'gler; Pilot Tyler, probably "fa tally Injured. Engineer
and fireman on tlio wild engino that collided with the passenger train.    Their names are not yet ascertained.
The accident occurred either through misunderstanding
or disregard of orders. The Groat Northern passenger train
from the coast was travelling over the Northern Pacific tracks
on account of tiie floods and washouts ou the Great Northern
line. It was due in Lind shortly after one o'clock this
Tho "wild" engine started west and no sooner had it
left the station than the operator know that a terrible mistake had been mado but no means of reaching it was possible.
About 11 mile west of Lind the wild engine and the passenger
train collided. 'Immediately there was a terrific e.v.plosion
awakening every soul on the passenger train. Fire from the
engine wns immediately communicated to the equipment
and in a.short lime the express car, smoking car,  ehaii' car,
and a sleeper Were lii'tlanies.   The cars did not leave the LJave y0U renewed   yOUr   Subscription
track and to this circumstance as well as to the noise of tile
ze Home Industry
Smoke Crow's Nest Special
and Extra Cigars
Manufactured by the Crown Nest Cigar Factory, Fernie,
The Hotels all through tiie Pass handle these goods
^nd Union men should ask for
Jnion Label Goods
explosion: the passengers ov
to The Reporter ?  It's only $1.00 now THE   REPORTER,   NEW   MICHEL,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA.
Nature makes the cures
after all.
Now and then she gets
into a tight place and
needs helping out.
Things get started in
the wrong direction.
Something is needed to
check disease and start
the system in the right
direction toward health.
Scott's Emulsion of
Cod Liver Oil with hypo-
phosphites can do just
It strengthens the
nerves, feeds famished tissues, and makes rich
•aad ldo„ nam ol paptir and thi* *d. for oat
beautiful HhtIhr* Brink and Ohlld'i Skotoh-Book.
tack bank contain, a Good Luck Penny.
It* W«IIinilon Slraal. Wail      Toronto. Oat
The Retort Unconscious
i Magistrate (discharging prisoner)—
"Now, then. I would advise you to
keep oway from bad company."
Prisoner (feelingly)— Thank you,
sir.   You won't see me here again."
A young girl of fourteen was taking
a trip on Lake Michigan in a small
steamer. The lake wbb somewhat
rough and many were seasick. The
girl sat in the how and was usually
quiet for her. "Are you feeling sick,
daughter?" inquired her father. "No,
I don't think I am sick; but I should
hate to yawn."—Life.
"Mother, is that bay rum In the bottle on your table?"
"No, my dear, that is the nest gum."
"Ah," said little Johnny reflectively,
''now I know why it is I can't get my
hat off."
Gunner—"There is always something interesting in the sight of a woman hanging on a man's strong arm."
Guyer—"Yes, it is always puzzling
to know if it is really affection or if
she is trying to make him feel foolish."— Ohicngo NewB.
Is the finest tea the world produces. If you are not already using it we will be pleased t< mid
you a free sample. Kindly di o,> u.i
a card stating whether you use
black, mixed, or green, and the
price you usually pay per pound
Toronto, Can.
Hit Listener Was Not Interested But
Wilt Would Be.
The Canadian poet, Mr. Arthur
Stringer, was recently asked to deliver
an address before the Canadian Club
of London, Ont., one of the most flourishing of those luncheon organizations which have sprung up throughout the length and breadth of Canada
during the past six or seven years.
Mr. Stringer chose for his subject a
theme not commonly discussed in
such organizations, which are made
up, as a rule, of hard-headed young'
business men with a penchant lor
practical themes. The title of his address was "The Making of a Poet,"
and the choice of his subject was a
happy one in the case of Mr. Stringer, for he is a poet in the minor key,
aud a very good one at that. It was
a much happier choice, for instance,
than his paper before the International Council of Women, when his theme
was "The Making of a Newspaper,"
or something like that.
Mr. Stringer has worked at both
callings, but he knows a great deal
more about poetry than he does about
newspaper work. His success in dealing with the creative forces of the
man born a child of the Muses was
correspondingly greater, and the
members of the London Canadian
Club were highly pleased. In itself
the choice of such a theme was flattering. It was a clear intimation that
Mr. Stringer regarded his old friends
in London as capable of cherishing
some ideals beyond those of business
and politics of the pig's-feet and beer
variety. His remarks were listened
to with wrapt attention and something
approaching reverence. When he concluded, there was a ringing salvo of
applause, and as the assemblage
broke up the members vied with each
other in coming forward to shake
hands with him. One of the committee men was especially effusive.
Gripping Mr. Stringer by the hand, he
"I want to thank you very much for
your address. Of course, I didn't understand everything you said, but
you know my wife takes an interest
in that sort of rot."
and do it with
A safe disinfectant with whi'ih to
spray the interior woodwork of haniB
or sheds.
It is perfectly harmless and can be
used on any wooden drinking troughs
•r feed boxes.   Will not ruBt iron.
Use, "Cattle and Shee,) Drip' on
your live stock.
A 'c your storekeeper or write to
Btlei Manager.
Cnbon Oil Works,
28th Year.
Individual Instruction.
Good Positions Await our Graduates.
Wiite for Illustrated Catalogue
Address, The Secretary, Winnipeg
Business College, Corner Portage Ave.
and Fort St., Winnipeg, Man.
Proven Qualit
Fullest asjurance of oMilnlng 1
silver of beaut)- and proven
qualify Is yours If you ask for
Recognized everywhere II the
world's standard In silver plile.
led Ita nli. -I'ibti, mllm,
tit., *.-• ftsaped
i'Silecr Tlatt that Wtart"
LADIES to do plain and light sewing at home, whole or spare time;
good pay, work sent any distance;
charges paid; Bend stamp for particulars. National Manufacturing Co.,
Canada Seems to Havt an Excellent
Market In Vlodivoitock.
In a recent issue of The Journal of
the Canadian Bankers' Association,
there appeared an article by Mr.
Allen Lethbridge on the market which
Siberia offers for Canadian manufactured goods. With regard to the
possibilities for trade, Mr. Lethbridge
has this to say.
"Vladivostock, the harbor of Siberia, is situated approximately at
the same distance from Vancouver as
iB Yokohama, and is open to navigation at all times of the year. Canada
should therelore be in a position to
supply, easily and economically, a
great proportion of imported goods,
a   at present these must either travel
om Moscow by a single line of railway 6,600 miles long, obviously at
times causing terrible congestion of
traffic; or must make the long sea
voyage via the Suez Canal and Singapore^ occupying over two months.
''Alreary Canadian agricultural Implements are favorably known in
Western Siberia, where they are in
successful competition with both the
German and American makes. The
International Harvester Co. of Chica-
gj are opening a branch at Vladivostock 'hus showing that they are alive
to the possibilities of the situation,
and intend making a bid to capture
the market. Owing to the fact that
this corporation are willing to grant
inure extensive credit facilities than
the Canadian firms, it is probable
that they may succeed. Canadian
companies would do well to carefully
consider this question ol credit, as it
must prove the keynote of success.
The demand to\ agricultural machinery of all kinds must be a growing
one to keep pnc6 with the increase of
population caused by the influx*, of
A number of English papers have
tuken up this matter to some extent,
and The Canadian G. lette of London,
says ■
''Siberia will outlive its ill fame as
an icy wilderness as the Canadian
West has done, and there is no limit
to its expansive capacities. Canadian
industrialism has here a great opportunity."
The Bartletts of Newfoundland.
The Newfoundland Bartletts, Robt.
and F. W., were sealers before they
vrre Arctic t.-plfi^rs, and so was
their father before them. A gentleman now living in Toronto, who met
the senior Bartlett on the Miramichi
River many years ago, declares he
was the most taciturn man alive. The
mn.nv winters he had passed in the
fr . north with few Bave Eskimos
' converse with had caused him to
use the habit of speech, and he would
sit and smoke all day and never utter
a word.
That Peary's sailing manter got
such a hearty reception when the
Roosevelt reached Sydney, iB an indication of the excitement prevailing
at "Little Pittsburg." For Newfoundlanders are about as popular in Cape
Breton as Japs in Vancouver. The
men who come to Sydney from the
ancient colony when the fishing is
poor at home, looking for work in the
mines, as known in Cape Breton as
"Billy Gays." To the uninitiated this
term suggests a Nova Scotia Hieland-
cr's pronunciation of Twillingate, but
tradition has it that early immigrants
from Newfoundland to Nova Scotia
were all passengers on a schooner
whose owner and commander was one
William Gay.
N. S. Apples Bring Poor Price.
Some 10,600 barrels, the Bret consignment of Nova Scotia apples, sold
in Covent Garden, London, at from
10s. to Ms. 8d. a barrel, a price considered unsatisfactory to growers. In
view of the shortage of the English
crop, (he sale was watched with interest by the tradesmen.
Lowest Tax Rate.
Sutton, Ont., is the cheapest place
to live in in Canada, the tax rate
there this year being only 13 M10
mills ou the dollar. •
Sir Mackenzie Bowell  Hat Betn at
Work For Seventy-Five Yeara.
The oldest working journalist in
Canada is Sir Mackenzie Bowell, of
The Belleville Intelligencer. Away
back in 1634 he walked into that of-
ficeand asked for a job. He got it.
He was then only twelve years old.
For seventy-five years Sir Mackenzie
haB been actively identified with The
Intelligencer, and to-day, when Parliament is not in session, you can always find him at his desk in hiB
home city. He is never idle and can
pen as able and argumentative an editorial to-day as he could half a century ago. From "devil" he climbed
not only to the editorship and ownership of The Intelligencer, out also to
the Premiership of Canada. The veteran knight even yet, sets type occasionally by way of diversion.
When on a western trip in 1895,
during the time that he was Premier,
he called at the office of The Calgary
Herald to see the plant and observe
the working of the Mergenthaler typecasting machines. The Herald being
the first office on the prairies to install them. He got talking of the
improvements in printing trade as
compared with hall a century ago.
In answer to a bantering inquiry as
to whether he could stick type as
well as he did when a boy, he picked
up a stick and set several lines of
brevier. The incident was referred to
at considerable length in the columns
of The Herald that evening under
the heading "The Premier of Canada
sets type in The Herald office." Another good story, which Sir Mackenzie loves to tell, is that, when Minister of Customs in the administration
of Sir John A. Macdonald, he was on
a horseback tour through the West
visiting the Crow's Nest PasB country. Roughly attired for the long
journey, when he got to Revelstoke
he sauntered leisurely into a printing
office and asked for a job, telling the
proprietor, who did not recognize him,
that he was a tramp printer and
wanted to get a little money to go
east. The boss sized him up and Baid
rather regretfully that he had no position vacant. The Cabinet Minister
thanked him and left. It was only a
few hours after that the newspaper
man learned of the identity of his
caller. He hunted him up, and the
two had a hearty laugh over the episode.
Saskatchewan's Premier.
The Premier of Saskatchewan, Hon.
WaltettScott, began life as a printer's
"devil" in the early days of Reglna
when it was a small town and its only
claim to note lay in being the headquarters i of the Territorial Government. Young Scott applied for a
job one day and got it. He swept the
floor, pulled proofs, washed rollers
and lighted fires in the office of a
country weekly. He did the work
faithfully and had ambition. No one
in that early period, however, dreamed that one day he would be the chief
adviser of His Majesty in a great
Canadian province.
To find the secret of his success
one must know the man. If asked
to name the qualities that have led
to his advancement, his friends
would say that courage and stick-to-
It-iveness, alonn with an affable disposition, are his predominant characteristics. He is a vigorous campaign speaker, and never hits below
the belt. He is not a man to trifle
with on the platform as many an interrupter knows to his sorrow.
During the last provincial campaign
he was speaking at Lumsden, where
some opposition was in evidence. As
Mr. Scott was talking a heckler yelled, "Rats." Quick as a flash came
the retort:
"Has my young friend over there
got them in his pocket or in hiB
No further interjections were heard
after the laughter had subsided, and
the meeting went on peacefully until
a late hour.
Father Lacombe,
On September 8, Rev. Father Lacombe for the twenty thousandth time
celebrated High Mass in the cathedral
of St. Albert, near Edmonton, Alberta. The occasion was also the fiftieth
anniversary of the establishment of
the Gray nuns in the place. The
town, the convent, schools, cathedral,
and the palace of Bishop Legal were
all beautifully decorated. The cathedral was crowded at the services, and
Father Lacombe took charge. After
the celebration of the Mass, Rev.
Father Leduc, himself a pioneer prieBt
of the west, preached, and in the
course of his remarks referred to the
work of Father Lacombe in his early
pioneer days. At the luncheon which
fallowed the services, Bishop Legal
presided, und on his left were Lieutenant-Governor Bulyea, on his right
Hon. C. W. Cross, Attorney-General
ol the province. Among the other
guests were Rev. Father Lacombe,
Senator Roy, several members ol the
local Legislature, and others.
Rev. Father Lacombe, who is now
over eighty years of age, was ordained on June 13, 1840, by the then Bishop of Montreal, and almost immediately thereafter he went to the west,
where he has labored ever since. He
mastered "the Cree language and published a dictionary and grammar of;
that language, as well as traveling'
thousands of miles each year, and es-|
tablishing several new churches.
Why StanfleM's Make Underwear
Needed an Engineer.
A good many years ago a prominent i
railway contractor was in Sir William
Van Home's office at the C.P.R. headquarters at Montreal talking over
some work that was in progress.        I
The contractor and Sir William had
a pretty lively discussion, and the
former suddenly said:
"Who is your chief engineer?"       '
"I am the chief engineer," said Sir
William. |
"Well," said the contractor, "you
had better get another. You are go-'
ing to have a bad accident, and the!
lirst thing you know you'll be sent
to jail."
Sir William punched a bell, and
Mr. P. A. Peterson responded. |
"Peterson," said Sir William, "you
have served us long and faithfully,
and you are hereby appointed ohiei
mgineer of the C.P.R."—Montreal
Star. I
["P to  20 years ago, most everyone
considered that all Underwear—no
matter how well cut and made—
would shrink, and harden.
In thtose days, the makers were working
on the wrong idea.   They were trying to
find a way to finish Underwear so that it
would not shrink, instead of trying to find
a way to get the shrink out the wool
before  the  yarn went to the knitting
The late C. E. Stanfield—who knew
wool as only a man can know it who
studies it from the sheep's back to the
wearer's back—gave his attention to the
problem for years.
Living in Nova Scotia, he soon realized
that woolen underwear, and the best of
pure woolen underwear, was the only kind that would and could protect
the Canadian against the rigorous Canadian Winter. He found that as
underwear was then made, he could not make woolen underwear that
would not shrink, mat and harden. He devoted himself to this problem
and after many years of experimenting, he finally discovered a method
by which he could take the shrink out of the wool before the garments
wefe knitted. *
This method, improved and perfected, has made possible the immense business
of Stanfield's Limited, with a larger output of their special classes of Underwear
than any other factory in Canada.
The Stanfields make underwear today because Canadian people find Stanfield's
Underwear the most comfortable, the most durable, and the warmest for its weight,
The Stanfields are making more underwear every year because the
buying public demands more of it.   Popularity is a good test of quality.
In 3 standard weight!—Light (Red Label), Medium (Blue Label) and
Hetvy (Black Libel) and 17 oth.r weight! and qualities to suit the.need*
aad requirements of every man and woman.
The beat dealers everywhere handle Stanfield's Underwear.
Catalogue showing styles,  and sample of fabric,  sent Iree for
-four address. Hoi
TROTH). N.8.
Then he Used Dodd's Kidney Pills
and Became a Well Man—His Experience a Lesson for You.
■\thabasoa Landing, Alta. (Special)—
That Kidney Disease, neglected in its
earlier stages, leads to the most terrible suffering, if not death itself, and
that the one sure cure for it in all
stages is Dodd's Kidney Pills, Ib the
experience of Mr. James E. Brant, a
farmer residing near here.
Mr. Grant contracted Kidney Disease, when a young man, from a
strain, and, like hosts of others, he
neglected it, expecting it to go away
But it kept gradually growing worse,
till alter thirty years of increasing
suffering the climax came, and he
found himself so crippled thr.t at times
he could not turn in bed, and for two
weeks at a time it waa impossible for
him to rise from a chair without putting his hands on his knees.
He could not button his clothes. He
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and Backache, and tried medicines
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The  Family Forecaster
Wife—"I'm going into town today,
my dear, to ray bootmaker's, milliner's
and dressmaker's.   What does the paper say about the weather?"
Husband—"Rain, hail and thunderstorms."
What makes those two women turn
up their noses at each other so superciliously?"
"Possibly," replied Miss Cayenne,
"each got a glimpse oi the current
novel the other was reading."
"In making campaign speeches,"
said the ordinary citizen, "I suppose
you never promise more than you can
do?" "Oh, I don't carry it quite that
far," replied the politician, "but I
never promise more than I can make
the people believe I can do."—Chicago
Daily News.
Italy levies a graduated income tax
as well as a direct tax on land and
houses. Small incomes are exempt
from taxation. The minister of finance
estimates that the income tax for this
year will amount to about $49,600,000,
while the land tax will bring in $36,-
A Return In Kind
Mark Twain once asked a neighbor
if he might borrow a set of his hooks.
The neighbor replied ungraciously
that he was welcome to. rend thim in
his library, hut he hnd n rule never
to let his books lenve his hnusn. Some
weeks Inter the same neighbor sent
over to nsk lor tho lonn of Mnrk
Twnin's lawn-mower.
"Certainly," snid Mnrk, "hut since
I mnke it n rule never to let it lenve
my lnwn yon will be obliged to use it
there."—Lndies' Home Journal.
Ocensionnlly a man enjoys mnking a
social call because he knows he will
never have to repeat it.
"Have good weather on your camping trip?"
"You bet I There were enough sunny
days to dry out nil the bedclothes before the next rain came."
Dr. Walter C. Smith, the popular
Scotch poet-preacher, on one occasion
tried to explain to an old lady the
meaning of the scriptural expression,
"Take up thy bed and walk, by saying that the bed was simply a ma,t or
rug easily taken up and carried away.
"No, no," replied the lady. "I canna
believe that. The bed was a regular
four-poster. There would be no miracle in walking away wi' a bit 0' mat
or rug on your back."—Argonaut.
Lonfcr—Can yer spare us 'a'penny,
Workingman — Wotcher want a
'a'penny for?
Loafer—Cos I got one, and I wants
another for the price of 'art a pint.
Workingman—Ever done a day's
work in yer life?
Loafer—No. guv-nor, eawn't says as
I 'ave.
Workingman—Well, yer never done
n poor Woke out of a job, anyway.
Ere's yer 'a'penny.—Punch.
A gentleman who h*ad been spending
a few weeks' holiday at a pleasant
seaside resort noted for its golf links,
asked one of the caddies if he got
much carrying in the winter time.
"Na, sir, na," replied the enddie.
"There's nae carryin' in the winter
time. Ye see, it's this way; if it's na
sna', it's frost: if H'b no frost, it's
sna'i if it's neither sna' nor frost, it's
rain; if it's.no rain, it's wind; nnd if
it's a ne day, it's the Sawbath."
All Breadwinners Who Find
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For three weeks he had borne all
tho horrors of house-cleaning without
n murmur. Then his patience gave
"And you," sobbed hiB wife, you
ueeri to tell me I wbb your queen."
"Yes," he said, with a wild glare in
his eyes; "but when a man finds his
queen has used his best tobacco-jar
for pale oak vnrnish and his meerschaum pipe for a tack hammer, he
begins to grasp the advantages of a
What's In a Name
An amusing story has been told concerning Mr. Phillips' classic drama,
"Ulysses." When it was being played
in America, two young girls were Bitting together in the stalls at a matinee performance, and before the curtain rose the following conversation
wbb heard; "Say, .Maude, I know this
play is going to be funily." "What
makes you think so?" asked Maude.
"Why, anybody could tell that from
the name!" was the reply.
Mrs. X. (away from home)—"John,
did you leave out anything for the cat
before you started?"
Mr. X. (whs dislikes the beast)—
"Yes; I left a can of condensed milk
on the table, with the can-opener beside it."—Human Life.
"I think the little one is going to
bear a resemblance to his father."
"Well," answered Mr. Rasper, "if
that is the oaae I hope the child will
learn to bear it with patience and
courage."—Washington Star.
Minard's Liniment for sale everywhere
A man could get more excited over
who discovered something that doesn't
mean anything to anybody than over
why he can't pay his own bills.
May—"There were several army officers there, but not one of them asked
me to dance."
Belle—"And they are accustomed to
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The Part They Played In the Life
of Peggy and Dick.
(Copyright, 1309,  by Associated Literary
Frees. J
Tbe Merrltts' wedding presents had
been very plain and practical. Tbey
had .few rich friends, and tbelr relatives bad confined themselves to furniture and useful articles for tbe small
flat. Peggy's girl companions bad
given ber centerpieces and lingerie,
and Dick's uBlce colleagues had clubbed
together and bad presented a cut glass
punch bowl.
But Aunt Judltb gave, silver spoons,
*• heavy, solid and rlcbly chased.
"1 think It waa lovely of ber," said
the little wife nn she set ber own table
for the Urst time. "A little good sliver
is such B belp. Some day we will buy
forks'and knives to match, won't we,
Dicky, boy!"
"Sure." said Dick easily. "They've
got to appreciate die at tbe office soon.
I won't let tbem grind me< down this
way always."
But a raise ln salary was slow In
coming... Dick's worth was evidently
not as apparent to bis employers as to
himself, uud gradually tbe furniture
and carpets begun to grow shabby, util
the silver spoons were still tbe only
sign Of elegance In the Merrltts' bome.
Peggy polished tbem every day.
"You see," abe told Aunt Judltb, who
came from ber little home town to
visit them, "we don't seem really poor
wben we can sip dur tea from shining
"It Is you wbo brighten things up,"
aaid Auut Judith, "you tilth your
cheerful face."
"Ob'-suddeuly Peggy's voice broke
and ber. pyes tilled--"oh, Aunt Judith,
you don't know how ban) It is to smite
"Wby, child"—there was consternation ln tbe old lady's tone—"aren't you
"it's on account of Dick. Things
aren't goln'g right wltb blm at the office. Tbey dun't seem to get on wltb
blm or be doesn't wltb tbem, aud be
gets blue, and It isn't easy for me to
cbeer blm up."
"1 see," suld shrewd Aunt Judltb.
and that nlgbt sbe asked tbe young
husband. "Uow are tblnga at the ofllce!"
"Hotten." was tbe illuminating reply. "Tbey promised to give lue a
raise a year ago, but they haven't
done It." ,*..-.
"Wby not!" asked Aunt Judith.
"Tbey don't appreciate me," Dick
flung out.
••Perhaps." Aunt Jjidlth began nnd
tben stopped. "1 am not going to belp
bim out," wna ber mental loiniiieut.
"He bas bis own lesson to learn."
But Auut Judith did not realize that
while Dick wan learning his lesson
Peggy must suffer.
"He thinks too mucb of himself."
was her further thought as the days
went on. "I'll'let blm work bard until
some of tbe conceit Is taken out ot
And wltb that she packed ber bag
and went back to ber little bome town.
Dick wot not mnde of stern stuff,
and as tbe days weut by tbe clouds on
his face grew darker and darker, and
at last be came bome early one afternoon and threw blmself heavily luto
tbe cbalr.
"Well, I'm out of a Job," be said as
Peggy crossed tbe room to welcome
"Dick!" Her voice came tremulously.
"Tbey mid tbey didn't want tne any
more; that I wasn't any good. Aud
It's the truth..  I am not any good,
Sbe knelt down beside him. "Vou
are the dearest thing In tbe world to
me, Richard," she suld, and ber arms
went around bis neck.
Kor a moment he let tbem stay there;
then be flung tbem off. "You'll begin
to see how worthless I mn After a
time," he snid. ''I'm no good, 1'eggy.
A man wbo 'can't keep bis job and support bis wife might as well be dead."
Tben os he saw the sick horror In
ber face he gathered her Into bis
arms. "1 didn't mean Just thnt." he
murmured, "but I don't know what
haa got Into me. 1 can't sec things
right any more."
After that Dick's days were spent In
Bearch of work and Peggy's In sewing
on little white garments which she
made from her own wedding lingerie.
She had not written to, Aunt Judith of
the bad slate of affairs, and there was
no one else, for Peggy was an orphan,
and so was Dick.
Tbe meals became sn scant ln substance tbat at lost Dick aaid: "It's
hardly worth while lo serve boiled potatoes wltb silver spoons. Is It. Peggy?
You'd better let me pawn them and
pay the rent."
"Ob. no!" Peggy's hand was over ber
heart.  "Ob, no!"
"Welk Ibe first thing you know we'll
be set out In the street."
Then Into Peggy's face bad come
something lhat Hick hnd never seen
lieforeJi'a while look of contempt.
"If I Were a tlinn." she said slowly,
"1 would lirenk stones on the road
rather tban not lie able to snppnrt my
For a moment Dick stared nt her*
tben be flung himself out of the mom.
After he hnd gone I'egcy cried hopelessly. But lit test nhe wiped her eyed,
gathered tip the silver spoons, nnd she,
too. went out.
Wheti she came t*t"k she hurt the
money for the rent anil Ibe material*
for a good dinner, for tbe spoons wero
heavy and bad brought' a good price.
Sbe cooked tbe dinner and waited for
Dick.   But be did not come.   Tbe food
grew eold, and she sat down at ibe
window, watching.   Then the evenlug
grew' Into nlgbt, and still sbe watched.
When Dick came in sbe was asleep
on tbe couch.   Her face was white as
I be bent over ber, and tbere were lean
j on ber cheeks.   He knelt beside ner.
"Ob, Peggy!" be murmured.
Sbe sat up and stared at blm drear-
Ly. "I tbougbt—I didn't know where
you were." she whispered.
"1 know." He dared not tell ber ot
tbat day—of bow he bad gone to tbe
river and bad stood on' tbe bridge and
' bad wondered why life sbould not end;
i of bow. iu tbe wlndotr of tbe second-
1 band shop on his way back, be bad
seen tbe silver spoons, tbelr wedding
spoons, heavy and solid and chased.
The vision had come to blm of Peggy
In ber white gown and veil—ot ber
face as be bad kissed her at tbe altar-
and all at once the manhood bud
waked In him, and be bad gone hack
to his old employer and bad asked
for work, humbly acknowledging his
fuults, telling of hla wife, and tbey bad
taken blm back.
"I know now wby I failed," be mid
as) he finished telling ber what ba
could. "1 wouldn't give the best In
me. But now I'm going to work bard
for you-ond-the kid, Peggy."
A week later, when Aunt Judith came
swooping down on tbem and found
out tbe real state ot affairs, Peggy
confessed about the spoons. "1 bated
to sell them," sbe said, "but I just bad
to, Aunt-Judith."
And that very afternoon Aunt Judith hunted up the secondhand shop
and bought tbem back, and wben Dick
came bome tbey were shining on tbe
tuble. ,.
"And now." said Annt Judltb as she
sipped ber tea and watched Dick eat
tbe beefsteak and omelet wbleb sbe
bad purchased and bad cooked wltb
ber own expert hands—"and now 1
want to make a proposition. 1 want
you to come back witb me to Hillsdale
and take care of tbe store for me aud
live In my big bouse. Peggy can run
thit.gs at home, and you can run the
business, Richard, and I'll go and
travel, as 1 bave wanted to do tor
years, knowing that wben 1 come back
everything will be In order."
Aa she beamed on tbem Dick rose
and pot bis arm about Peggy.
"It's awfully good of you. Aunt Judltb." be said huskily, "and we will
be glad to go to Hillsdale, and, please
God. I'll make a success of myself—
and we will keep the sliver spoons for
tbe kid. and we will try to make our
lives as bright and shining as tbey are
-won't we, Peggy, dear!"   -
Old Man's Memories.
The late Sarah Ome Jewett lived a
great part of her life ln South Her
wick, and the quaint Maine character!
of ber native town Interested her profoundly.
Miss Jewett at the Mayflower club
In Boston once Illustrated aptly the unreliable quality of old people's memories.
"A young minister." sbe said, "born
In South Berwick, was called In hi*
maturity to one of the churches of the
town. Everybody welcomed him. He
hnd been nway nearly thirty •;years,
and the oldest Inhabitant's welcome
wns the warmest of all.
"The oldest Inhabitant, leaning on
his stick, snid In a high, tremulous
voice to tbe young man:
"'And you're Master Johnny Ore**-
nongh! Little Johnny Greenough! How
time do fly! Why, It seems only yesterday I traipsed in to tbe courthouse
to see your poor old grandfather banged.'
"Everybody lodked shocked. Ma
there was a blot on the Greenntigb
family "scutcheon, eb? But the young
man said calmly:
"'My good old friend, your memory
In partly right and partly wrong. My
grandfather was murdered, nnt hanged. It wns two brothers of the name
of Alden who paid tbe penalty of his
"'Well, that'B what I said.' crowed
the octogenarian. That's Just what I
snid. ain't It!* "-Exchange.
Ants Are Six Eared,
ln tbe matter of some of their sense
organs tbe nnts are more than ordinarily endowed. Strange as It mny
seem, ench ant bns at least six ears.
Aside from this multiplicity of enre,
they nre hunted In Just nbout the queer
est place Imaginable—on I he legs. They
seem deaf to all sounds made by the
vibration of the air, hut detect tbe
slightest possible vibrations of solid
material. This Is supposed to be to
tbelr advantage In that such things at
npproachlng footsteps tell more of the
possibility of danger tban sucb sounds
as are transmitted through the air. So
sensitive are their feet tbat tbey detect
the Impact of a small bird shot dropped
on the table from a belgbt of about sli
Inches and ahout fourteen feet distant
from on artificial nest placed at tht
other end of the (able.-St. Nicholas.
Nothing Common.
William bad become engaged to ■
"very respectable" girl of "very respectable family" Indeed, and he carefully kept from her the fact thut ont
of bis brothers had once been a boarder at bis majesty's expense In tbe
county Jail. Hut, alas, a little bird
carried tbe Item one day to tbe young
lady's horrified ears, and when next
she met William bis heart sank to bit
feet, for he Instinctively knew that sbe
"1 have heard." said the lady stiffly,
"thnt your brother has lieen In prison.1"
"Yes, yes. I nm sorry to sny be bat,
Mary, Rut he wnsn't In for anything
common, nnt like getting drunk or
fighting a policeman or sneaking
things. No. .Mm forged u check, he
it'll;"-•Mliilnli Tlt-Blts.
London Schools Have New Scheme of
Physical Drills.
An important scheme of physical
exercises for. public elementary
schools has been drawn up by the
London Board of Education, and will
shortly be issued in B syllabus. The
exercises in this syllabus have been
selected and arranged in appropriate
progression, with a. view to the promotion ot the harmonious development of all parts of the body. They
have been ohosen as suitable for children of Bchool age, and may be effectively carried out without the use of
special apparatus. Exercises likely
to prove injurious to ehildren of weak
physique have been excluded.
The Board desire that all lessons
in physical exercises in public elementary schools should be thoroughly enjoyed by the children. Indeed,
freedom of movement ahd a certain
degree of exhilaration are essentials
of all true physical education. Hence,
it has been thought well not only tu
modify some of the usual Swedish
combinations in order to make the
work less exacting^, but to introduce
games and dancing steps into many
of the lessens.
The syllabus contains chapters giving directions to teachers, descriptions oi the exercises, their order and
progression,'the arrangements of the
class, and another dealing with
marching, running, jumping and
breathing exercises. The exercises
are arranged for children between the
ages of 7 and 9, 9 and 11, and 11 and
14. There ore also exercises for infants, and suggestions ior a suitable
dress for girls.
Some idea of; the training which
will be given to the child may be obtained irom the following arrangement of exercises which, it is suggested, will be found for practical purposes to be the most convenient:
1. Introductory and breathing exercises.
2. Trunk bending backwards and
forwards. ,
3. Arm bending and stretching.
4. Balanoe exercises.
5. Shoulder blade exercise.
6. Trunk turning and bending sideways.
7. Marching, running, jumping
(including games).
8. Breathing exercises.
Games, us mentioned by Sir Robert
Morant, have a place in the syllabus,
and in a note on this part of the system, it is stated that the "recreative
effect of games is always of great importance, us through them so much
can be done to make the lives of
children brighter, more joyful and
less monotonous."
With regard to dancing, which "if
properly tuught is one of the most
useful means of promoting a graceful
carriage," it is not intended to teach
ballroom dances, but Morris dances,
country dances, reels and jigs.
Poor of That Great Chinese City Live [
on Boats. j
i    8tand beside** the"  imperial custom I
{.house in Canton, China, and let the
j eye range down the' river toward Hong {
I Kong.  As far a* the sight can reach i
j lie boats,   boats   and   again   boats, |
i writes a correspondent.   These are no
i ordinary croft, mere vessels of transport plying hither and thither, but!
the countleSB homes of myriad Chi- !
nese, in which  millions have  been
born, have lived and died.A They are
the dwellings of the very poor, who
live in  them  practically  free  from
rent, taxes and the other burdens os
the ordinary citizen.
The tankia (which means boat
dwellers), as the denizens of theiu
floating houses are called, form a son
of caste apart from the rest of tbe
Cantonese. 1'he shore dwellere regard
them as belonging to a lower social
order, and indeed they have many
customs peculiar to themselves which
mark them as a separate community.
How the swarming masses of them
contrive to support existence is a
mystery, but their chief mode of employment is in carrying merchandise
and passengers from place to place.
In some cases the daughters of the
family go ashore to work in factories,
as do the girls of other countries; but
the year's earnings of a Chinese fao-
tory girl would scare suffice to buy a
single hat for her western sister.
Of course ns against this low rate
of pay the standard of living is cor-
respondingly different.
The houses which make up these
vast floating slums are of all sizes.
Some are but IB feet long. From these
cramped dmensions, however, they
range up to a length of 60 or 80 ieet.
A boat large enough to accommodate a family of moderate size can
be obtained for $20, and since the anchorage is free it is obvious that the
tankia effect many savings impossible
to the shore dweller.
Miss M. Hall Is England's Woman
Miss M. Hall is now England's
champion woman fencer. In a recent
tournament of thirty-nine contestants
in London at the famous Sword Club
Miss Hall easily came out victorious
over nil her opponents, and after a
hard day of fighting was awarded the
title for Great Britain.
Miss Hall is considered by experts
to be the most agile exponent of her
art among women fencers in the
world. She is a young woman and
has every prospect of a long career
in the first ranks of the ancient art
of the sword.
He Is a Genuine Highland Chief.
King Edward is on his round of
country house visits for shooting,
writes a Londoner. The most interesting of all His Majesty's hosts,
from every point of view, is The
Mackintosh of Mackintosh, laird of
Moy Hall, Scotland.
The Mackintosh's ancestry is like
a page of Scottish Chiefs, bo closely
connected is it with the history of
Scotland in ancient days. The Mackintosh is one of the few genuine Highland chiefs of purely Celtic decent in
the male line. His ancestry goes
bnck to the invasion of Irish Scots
irom the north of Ireland, which destroyed the original inhabitants of the
Highlands—the Pioti, the Romans
called them, because. they painted
their bodies—and altered the name
of the whole country north of the
He is the chief of the Clan Chattan,
which ruled for centuries over the
greater part of Inverness-shire and
Aberdeenshire, including the great
forest of Badenoch. As befits his ancestry, The Mackintosh is very tall,
with long, aquiline features and n
dropping yellow moustache. He wears
Ihe kilt and sporran of his clan, n
skenedhu (knife), a dirk and a Highland cap.
A Homing Bull.
A fa**mer of Wark, Northumberland,
Eng., was astonished to And, on
reaching home the other day, that a
bull which he hnd Bold at a neighboring market for eighteen guineas a
few houri previously was back in ita
Why They Like Iodoform,
"Train robbers, burglars, safe blowers, holdup men and, in fact, nearly
all that class of professional criminals who resort to deeds of violence
are greatly addicted to the use ol
iodoform," said a former California
sheriff. "These fellows after committing some crime besprinkle their
clothing liberally with the loud smelling fluid. They also pour it oh their
guns and knives and the tools of
their trade. The reason is that they
often make hurried nights in which
they are not infrequently trailed with
bloodhounds. There is nothing a
bloodhound hates worse than the
scent of iodoform, and it has been repeatedly the cause of the dbg abandoning pursuit of a fugitive malefactor. Knowing this, the crooks are liberal buyers of an article that may
tend to cause their freedom from capture."
The Wise and Foolish Virgins.
As it happened, however, the five
foolish virgins were observed in their
perplexity by five wise men,
"Permit me!" quoth each of these
and stepped up and filled a virgin's
lamp for her, adding, "Now, you just
about need somebody to look out ior
you, don't you, eh?"
And upon the five foolish virgins,
-lushing violently and looking shyly
down, the five wise men lost no time
in procuring licenses, and they all
lived happily ever alter.
As for the wise virgins, they sniffed
some when they heard the news, animadverted with considerable acerbity
on tbe ancient mystery of the way pf
a man with a maid and let it go at
An Irrelevant Remark.
She was a slender and very pretty
child, quite the belle of the class and
the cause of many a heart flutter. It
wns in the course of a morning recitation a few days previous to the close
of school that the teacher asked her
if Bhe could define en irrelevant remark,
"I can't just define it," she answered, "but I can give an example."
"Very well, give the example,
'Well, if I should be going
through a dark hull and should
meet Will White, and he should nsk
me the time, and I should say, 'My,
but your nose is cold!' that would
be an irrelevant remark."
The other day a little red faced
Irishman approached a postoffice
which had three letter boxes outside.
One wos labeled "City," another
"Domestic" and the third "Foreign."
He looked at the three in turn, then,
as a puzzled expression crossed his
face, scratched his heud.
"Faith," he was heard to mutter,
"I don't know' in which wan to put
th' letther. Sure, Katie's a domestic, an' she lives in the city all right,
an' she's a furiner too; but, begobs,
how can th' thing go in both of the
three holes st wunce?"
So-Called Christianised Heathen
Moetly Plated Ware.
Although I was born in Shanghai,
China, and have traveled extensively
in the east t have never yet come
across a truly Christian Chinaman,
writes an Anglo-Indian iri commenting on this important subject. I
have, however, had frequent experience with w-called Christian East
Indians. V/nen I flrst went out to
Burma some 25 years ago my uncle
rather fatuously gave me for a
"boy," or (tody servant, a Madrasse
who was. deaf and couldn't speak a
word of Kiiglish. This was disconcerting, bot it made me learn the
language quicker than I otherwise
would have done. This "boy,"' I
discovered, professed to be a Christian, and in that capacity on a contrariwise principle thought it right
to lie to me prodigiously. He would
overhaul my effects prettly thoroughly in the daytime when I was absent,
but at last he gave himself away, for
on my teaching home one day I
found a piece of paper in one of my
albums, on which was written in
Hindustanee, "May the Lord nave
mercy on your, soul!" As I wasn't
taking any earthly chances I promptly discharged him	
On another occasion, and this is
more to the point, I saw my uncle
thrashing his coachman, also a professed Christian. I inquired the reason. "The beggnr's getting a darned sight too fond of my wife!" wns
the answer. "Now, he'll stop it for
two or three months." In the end
my relative, who was a barrister in
high' standing, declined to have a
servant in his household who had
not committed some crime in the
calendar. He said they were a complete protection to him, and he wns
right. In fact, we always fought shy
of a so-called Christianized nstive.
We. much preferred' the "pukkah,"
that is, rei.l article. The heathen
would steal from you—-that was of
course expected—but he would tnke
extremely good care that nobody else
took a hand in the filching, whereas
it was impossible to conjecture what
a convert would be up to.
Some time ngo I got into conversation with my Chinese laundryman.
Did he go to Sunday school? A nod.
"Nicee young ladee I' I had to smile.
"Are you a Christian?" A Celestial
smite, on his side and a soft and sly
"Notoe yet!" No; and he never will
be actually, not if he snips his queue
a hundred times. To any ope acquainted with the eastern temperament it seems a shame that girls
should be asked in the churches, as
they are, to become teachers in the
Chinese Sunday school.
A Mean Man.-
The fond young wife, dressed in
her most becoming gown, with her
hair arranged to set off her beautiful
face perfectly, meets her husband at
the door when he returns from his
daily toil. She is solicitous as to
his welfare; she just knows he is tired
to death; she insists that he must
put on his slippers and be comfortable. The dinner is composed of the
things he likes most, and his wife
chats merrily to him during the meai.
It is the realization of his ideal of
what a home nnd a home-coming
should be. After dinner she leads
the way to the cozy library, where his
favorite cheir is drawn up where he
will get the best light; his favorite
magazine is rendy for him nnd some
of his fnvorite cigars wait on the library, table. Wifey perches herself on
the arm of his chair, lights his.cigar
for him nnd is just about to say something when he looks up at her knowingly, takes a magazine from his
pocket, opens it to an article explaining how best to broach the subject of
a new hat to a husband and says,
"I certainly enjoyed thnt dinner, but
I rend the program on the wny home
in the car."
HIS BICENTENARY, '.   ''   :
Great English Lexicographer and Subject of the Finest Biography the ,
World Has Known Is Now Centre
of Attention In Literary Circles—
His Writings Are Patting, But His'
Personality Remains.
The present year is a year of centennial celebrationa. We are trained
to look back always a hundred years,
and we reckon time's changes and the
world's progress' by centuries.' The
present year, although rich in centenaries, sees also the bicentennial of
one of England's greatest literary figures. Samuel Johnson was born in
September, 1709, and no writer bom
a century later is entitled to a more
sincere tribute than he. The autumn
months witness the revival of Johnson anecdote and story, and a renewal
of interest in the life and work of the
greatest literary man in the eighteenth century. We are still disputing
the supremacy oi different men in the
nineteenth century realm of letters.
About the men of the eighteenth century, however, there it no such doubt
or discussion. One writer stood out,
and still stands, pre-eminently above
his contemporaries, and he is Samuel
Johnson.   His claim to supremacy is
Ages and Stage Life.
She entered upon her stage life at
the age of fifteen and had attained
phenomenal success at twenty. Ten
years later she toured the States as
a star. She wbb then twenty-three.
Eight years after she left the glare
of the footlights, married, got a divorce and returned to her old love at
twenty-four. Notwithstanding the fact
that her long career upon Uie boards
(twenty-five years) has-left its marks
on her face she seems as ambitious
and nimble at the head of her own
company as she ever did. She is now
twenty-eight.—Bohemian Magazine.
Well Turned.
An eminent lawyer was once cross-
exumining a clever woman, mother of
the plaintiff in a breach of promise
action, and wus completely worsted in
the encounter of wits. At the close,
however, he turned to the jury and
exclaimed: "You saw, gentlemen,
that even I was but a child in'her
hands, What must my client have
been?" By this adroit stroke he turned hla failure into a success.
Electric Catfish.     .
African catfish have the power of
discharging an electric shook sufficiently powerful to disable u man.
Changed Hit Mind.
The guest gave his order at dinner
time to his hotel waiter: "George,
bring mo some oysters on. the half
shell, some chicken soup, olives and
radishes, and follow that with so ne
planked shad. Then I will have some
rare roast beef, Philadelphia capon,
squab on toast, buked sweets, cauliflower nnd celery, nnd for dessert just
a trifle of ice cream and cake, pie,
cheese and a demitasse."
Just then his friend reminded him
that that hotel wus run on the European and not the American plnn,
whereupon he recalled the waiter
and snid: "George, I have changed
my mind about that dinner. Bring
me some corned beef hash and a glass
of milk."
The Flea.
Oh, there's nothing quite bo gladdening as a pesky, cradling flea when
the little cuss is biting in a spot you
cannot see! There's nothing drives
man and woman to the point where
they will swear like this hopping,
frisky critter when he's out upon a
tear! We con stand the skeeter's
humming round nbout our bed at
night, but we break the Ten Commandments when the fleas begin to
bite, and we can't conceive why Noah
ever had the nerve to hork when
Dome Nature first suggested saving
two Ileus in the ark!
Raids of the Tuarekt.
It is their curious social life which
forces the Tunreks, living in the Sahara bnck of Tripoli, to raid caravans.
The mother has all the rights over
the children, and all the property is
in the hands of the women. To marry
a wife a Tunrek must pay a large
sum to the bride and her mother, anil
the only wny to gel the necessary
wealth is a successful raid, for tho
male Tuarek's ordinary occupation—
camel farming and carrying loads for
traders—gets him hardly enough profit to live by.
A Great Gift.
It is no great matter to* associate
with the good and gentle, for this ia
naturally pleasing to all, nnd every
one willingly enjoynth pence and lov-
eth those best thnt agree with him.
But lo be able to live peaceably with
hnrd and perverse persons or with
the disorderly or with such as go contrary to us is a great grace and a
most commendable and manly thing.
—Thomua a Kcmpis,
not questioned. He is of interest to
us for mnny reasons, but chiefly because he was the literary dictator of
his century; he was a representative
man of letters, and he is the subject
of one of the best biographies ever
In 1831 Lord Macaulay ended a review oi a new edition of BoswcU'b Life
of Johnson with these words: "The
reputation of those writings which he
probably expected to be immortal is
every day fading; while those peculiarities of manner and that careless
table talk the memory of whieh he
probably thought would die with him
are likely to be remembered as long
us the English language is spoken in
any quarter of the globe." The concluding prophecy has been fulfilled;
Johnson, the author, has been largely
forgotten in Johnson the man, and
those who this month celebrate the
two hundredth anniversary of his
birth will remember, the details1 of his
strange career and the peculiarities
of his manner, rather than the qualities of his work.
As on interesting and remarkable
personality Johnson has no rival in
the realm of letters. In his detailed
"Life," Boswell tells of an old beggar
woman who when asking an alms of
the doctor described herself to him as
"un old struggler."  Johnson was vis-
I ibly affected by her words. The
phrase lingered in his memory and
j was often applied to himself.      "1,
I too," he used to say, "am an old
stniggler!"" The description fitted
him well, for no man in the history of
letters had a more difficult voyage, or
| succeeded so well ag.<<nst contrary
winds and adverse currents. He was
b.irn ill Lichfield, in September, 1709.
1 The pluce is famous for its memories;
j here Addison went to school for a
time, and here, too,  David Gurrick
| wus born.
; Johnson's lather wns a poor bookseller with scanty fortune, but with
stronp mental and phvsical powers,
deep Tory principles and hypochondriacal tendencies. The boy inherited much of his father's dispositicn
and iiiiiny of liis traits. He was born
with the mint of scrofula in his blood,
and to the end of his days disease
scarred and disfigured his features.
In his old ugc he still had memories
of n queenly lady in black who laid
her hands gently upon him when he
wns a child; the lady was Queen
Anne, lo whom, in accordance with
the superstition ot the age, he was
curried to be "touched" for the
"evil." The touch, of course, was
ineffectual, but the parents in their
prejudice believed thnt the failure was
due to the luct that the exiled Stuarts
.rulher than Anne wus the Iruc Sovereign. The boy attended school until
he was sixteen. Then for two years
he worked with liis father at the
bookseller's trade. He was proud and
sensitive and he felt keenly the toil
and penury of these business years.
After .two years of business life
Johnson went up to Oxford. Hore
his poverty wos ertremo, nnd he su7-
fered in mind und body. He was ridiculed by his conip.-.iiions and he carried nway no pleasant memories of
his college life. It wns one of the
ironies of fate that, years Inter when
he hnd won hiB spurs by his own efforts, the university that hnd despised him in his youth was pleased lo
confer upon him the doctor's degree.
When he finally left Oxford, lie kept a
private sclioo! for a brief period. But
liis teaching was not n success; ho
never seeni'i to,hnve had more than
three pupils; he went down to London to mnke his living by his pen—
Ihe first man in England to undertake
such a task as a free lance. Success
ciime to him slowly, but in the end
he became the literary dictator of hit
age.   II,  died in 1734. THE   REPORTER,   NEW   MICHEL,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA.
-■that el "leafte C-waSaoua," tie.
Copyright, 1908. the Bobtw-Merrlli
>HE bell was tapping In
tbe steeple of the little
Catholic church on the
edge of the town, and
the mellow tone came
clearly up the slope of
the mountain where once more tbe one
time partner of Prendergast stood on
the threshold of the lonely cabin, sentinel over the mounds of yellow gravel
that marked his toll.
The returned wanderer bad met wltb
a distinct surprise In the town. As he
passed through the streets more tban
one bad nodded or had spoken his
name, and tbe recognition bud sent a
glow to his cheek and a lightness to
his step.
Since the daring feat in the automobile (he tone of the gossip bad changed.
Hit - name was no longer connected
with tbe Blul'c robberies. The lucky
_ud, too, cocjtltutei a material boom
for Smoky Mountain and bettered the
stock In its hydraulic enterprises, and
this had been written ou tbe credit
nlde of the ledger. Opinion, so all powerful' ln a new community, had altered.
All this be who had been the outcast
could not guess, but be felt tbe change
with satisfaction.
Till the sun waa low he sat ln the
cabin thinking. At length he called
the dog and fastened it In Its accustomed place, and began slowly to climb
the steep ascent toward the Knob.
When be came to a certain vine grown
trail that met the main path he turned
aside. Here lay the spot where he bad
first spoken with ber, face to face.
Here she had told him there was nothing In his past which could not be
burled and forgotten.
As he parted the bushes and stepped
Into the narrow space beside the jutting ledge he stopped short with an
exclamation. The place was no longer
B tangle of vines. A grave had been
lately made tbere, and behind It, fresh
chiseled ln the rock, was a statue—a
figure seated, chin on hand, as If regarding tbe nearby mound. As ln a
I dream he realized tbat Its features
were bis own. Awestruck, tbe living
- man drew neat.
It was Jessica's conception of tbe
prodigal son as sbe bnd modeled It In
Aniston In her blindness, after Hugh's
early return to
the house In the
aspens. David
Stlres had pointed out the distant
Knob as a spot
1 ln whlcb be
| would choose to
be burled, and the
1 wish bad been
observed. Her
sorrow for hit
death had been
deepened by tbe
thought that the
end bad come too
a, suddenly for Da-
"y vld Stlres to have
( reinstated his son.
„  . J     This sorrow had
The living man drew p081!e9Ma     one
Mar comfort-that be
had known at the last and bad forgiven Hugh. Of this she could assure
hlm when be returned, for sbe could
not really belleve-so deep Is the heart
of a woman—that be would not return.
In the days of vigil sbe bad found relief In the rough, bard work of tbe mallet None bad Intruded In that out of
tbe way spot Bave that one day Mrs,
Halloran, led by curiosity to see the
grave of the rich man whose whim It
had been to be burled on the mountain
tide, bad found ber at ber work, and
her Jessica bad pledged to silence, Sbe
was no fool, was Mrs. Halloran, and
to learn the name of the dead man was
to put two and two together. Her
motherly heort overflowed to tbe girl
who worked each day at that self appointed task. Only the afternoon before Jessica bad finished carving tbe
words on the base of tbe statue on
which the look of' the startled man
was now resting: "1 will arise and go
unto my father."
The gazer turned from tbe words,
wltb quick question, to the mound.
He came close and In the fading light
looked at tbe name on the low bead-
stone. So he bad come too latet If
be could only bave learned tbe troth
earlier! If he might only put back
the bands of tbe clock!
Hours went by. At length be rote
to bis feet his limbs cramped and stiffened, and made bis way back to the
lonely cabin on the hillside. There
be found fuel, kindled a blaze In the
fireplace and cooked bis frugal supper
He thought of tbe losing battle be
bad fought tbere once before, Wben
tempest shrieked without—the battle
wbleb bad ended Ib defeat He
thought of tbe will he hnd seen, now
sealed with tbe great seal of death.
He was the shorn beggar, sbe tbe beneficiary. Wbat duty she had owed bis
father was ended now. Desolate she
might be-ln need of a hand to guide
and guard—but sbe was beyond tbe
reach of penury. This gave him a
sense of satisfaction. Was sbe tbere
on tbe mountain at that moment?
At list he took Old Despair's batter-
ed violin from- tbe wall and, seating
blmself ln the open doorway, looking
across tbe mysterious purple ot tne
gulches to tht skyline sown wit-
pale stars, drew tbe bow softly across
the strings. Through manifold variations the mnslc wandered till at
length there came from tbe hollowed
wood an air that was an unconscious
echo of a forgotten wedding day-"0
perfect love, all human thought transcending!"
The light breeze that shook the pine
needles bore tbe sound far to an ear
thut had grown tense with llBtenlng-
tb one on the ridge above to whom It
had sounded the supreme call of youth
and life. He did not feel her nearer
presence as she stole breathless across
the dark path and stood behind him.
The music died, the violin slipped
from beneath his chin, the bow dropped and bis head fell on his arms.
Then he felt a touch on his shoulder
and heard, tbe whisper: "Hugb!
"Jessica!" he cried and sprang to
his feet
"I have watched every day and Ub-
tened every night" she said. "1 knew
that you would conie—that you must
eome back!"
"If I had never gone, Jessica!" he
exclaimed. "Then I might have seen
my father.   But 1 didn't know"-
Sbe clasped her hands together.
"Ton know now? You remember It
He shook his head. "I have been
there"—he pointed to the hillside—"and
"The prodigal it yourself.''
I have guessed who It Is tbat lies tbere.
I know I ■ sinned against him and
against myself and left him to die unforgiving. That Is what the statue
said to me, as he must have Bald, '1
am no more worthy to be called thy
"Ah," she cried, "he knew and he
forgave you, Hugh! His last thought
was of your coming. That Is wby 1
carved the figure there."
"Tou carved It?" he exclaimed. She
bent ber forehead to bis hands as they
clasped ber own.
"The prodigal Is yourself," she said.
"1 modeled It once before wben you
came back to blm, ln tbe time you have
forgotten. But I destroyed It"—the
words were very low now—"on my
wedding day."
His bands released bers, and, looking
up, sbe saw, even, In the moonlight,
that wltb the last word bis face bad
gone gbastly white. At ahe sight timidity, maidenly reserve, fell, and all the
womun In her rushed uppermost Sbe
lifted her arms and clasped his face.
"Hugh," Bhe cried, "can't you remember? Don't you understand? Think!
1 was blind, dear, blind. A white
bandage was across my eyes, and you
came to me In a shaded room. Why
did you come to me?"
A spark seemed to dart through his
brain like the prickling discharge from
a Leyden jar. He saw himself standing, facing a figure wltb bandaged
eyes. He saw the bandage torn off,
felt that yielding body In his arms,
heard a voice - ber voice - crying:
"Hugh, Hugh! My husband!" and felt
tbose lips pressed to his own In tbe
tense air of a darkened room.
A cry broke from bis lips: "Tea, yes,
I remember! Jessica, my wife!" His
arms went round ber, and, wltb a little
sob, sbe nestled close to him on the
That bour on the mountain side under the stars bad left Harry possessed
of a melee of perplexing emotions.
Dreaming and waking Jessica's face
bung before bis eyet, her voice sounded ln his ear. Tbe future beld no longer any doubt; It held only ber. Wbere
was tbat future to be? Back In tbe
city to which bis painful curiosity bad
so lately driven blm? This lay no
longer In his own choice. Ii was for
her to decide now—Jessica, bis wife.
He looked np transfixed, for sbe
stood tbere before blm ankle deep In a
brown whirlwind' of leaves from ■
frost stung oak, her hand to ber cheek
In an adorable gesture tbat he knew,
her lips parted and eager.
"1 wanted so to Und you," ehe sold.
"1 have so mony, many things to say."
"It Is all wonderfully strange and
new." he ssld. "It Ib at though I bad
rubbed Aladdin's lamp and suddenly
bad my heart's desire. How could 1
have thrown my pearl away?"
"We are not to think of that," she
protested, "never, never any more."
"You are right," be rejoined cheerfully. "It Is wbat Is to come that we
must think of." He paused an Instant;
then he said:
"Last night when you told me of tbe
white bouse In the aspens 1 did not tell
you thnt 1 hnd Just come from therefrom Aniston."
Sbe made an exclamation of wonder.
"Tell me," she said.
Sitting with ber band In his. be told
of that night's experiences, tbe tear
that had held hlm as be gazed at ber
portrait In tbe library, the secret of
the Korean desk that had solaced his
misery and seat hlm back to the father be was not to see.
At mention of the will sbe threw out
ber hand wlih a passionate gesture.
"The money Is not mine!" sbe cried.
"It is yours! He inteuded to change
It! He told me so the day he died!
Oh, If you think 1"-
"No, no," be said gently. "There Is
no resentment, ao fuise "pride, in my
love, Jessica. I am thinking of you
and of Aniston. You would have me
go back, would you not?"
She looked up, smiling, and slowly
shook ber head. "You are a blind
guesser," she said. "Don't you think
I know what is ln your mind? Not
Aniston, Hugh. Some time, but not
now—not yet.   It Is nearer than that"
His eyes flowed Into bers. "Yon understand. Yes, It Is bere. This Is
wbere I must finish my flght first
Yesterday I would have left Smoky
mountain forever because you were
here./ Now"-
"I will help you," sbe laid. "All
the world besides counts notblng if
only we are together. I could live In
a cabin bere on the mountain always,
In a forest of Arden, till I grow old
and want notblng but tbat—and you."
As he did not answer, she laced him
with crimsoning cheeks; then, reading
his look, she suddenly threw ber arms
about bis neck,
"Hugh," she cried, "we belong to
iach other now! There Is no one else
to consider, Is tbere? I want to be to
you what I haven't beet*--to bear
things with you and belp you!"
He kissed her eyes and hair. "Yon
have helped, you do belp me, Jessica!"
be urged. "But I am Jealous for your
love. It must not be offended. Tbe
.town of Smoky Mountain must not
sneer—and It would sneer now."
"Let It!" she exclaimed resentfully.
"As If I would care!"
"But I would care," he said softly.
"I want to climb a little higher flrst"
She was silent a moment her fingers
twisting tbe fallen leaves. "You don't
want them to know that I am your
"Not yet—till I can see my way."
She nodded and smiled, and tbe
:loud lifted from ber face. "You muat
know best," sbe said. "Tbls Is what
I shall do, then. I shall leave tbe sanitarium tomorrow. Tbe people there
are notblng to me, but tbe town of
Smoky Mountain is yours, and I must
be a part of It too. 1 am going to tbe
Mountain Valley House. Mrs. Hallo-
ran will take care of me." She sprang
to ber feet as she added, "1 shall go
to see her about It now."
He rose and walked with ber through
tbe bracken to tbe road. They came
out to tbe driveway Just' below the
trail that led to the Knob. The
bank was high, and, leaping first he
held up bis arms to her and lifted ber
lightly down. In the Instant as she
lay In bis arms he bent and kissed ber
on tbe lips.
Neither noted two figures walking
together that at that moment rounded
the bend of tbe road a little way above.
They were Tom Felder and Dr. Brent
Both men saw the kiss and Instinctively drew back. Tbe doctor noted now
the telltale flush on his companion's
"We have surprised a romance," he
said as the two unconscious figures
disappeared down tbe curving stretch.
"Wbo is the man?"
"He Is the one we have been talking
Felder nodded. "His cabin Is Just
below bere on the hillside."
"Good Lordl" ejaculated the doctor.
"What an Infernal pltyl What's his
"Hugb Stlres."
"Stlres?" tbe other repeated. "Stlres?
How oddl" He stood a moment tapping bla suit case wltb his stick. Suddenly he took the lawyer's arm and
led him into tbe sldepath.
"Come," be said, "I want to show
you something."
He led the way quickly to the Knob,
where he stopped, as mucb astonished
as his companion, for he had known
nothing of tbe statue. They read the
words chiseled on Its base. "The prodigal son," said Felder.
"Now look at the name on the headstone," said tbe physician,
Felder's glance lifted from the stone
to peer through the screening bushes
to tbe cabin on tbe shelf below and
returned to tbe other's face witb quick
comprehension.   "You think"—
"Who could doubt It? 'I wtll arise
and go unto my father.' Tbe old man's
wblm to be burled bere bad a meaning, after all. Tbe statue Is Miss
Holme's work—nobody In Smoky
Mountain could do It—and I've seen
ber modeling In clay at the sanitarium
What we saw Just now Is the key to
what might have been a pretty riddle
If we had eyer looked farther than
our noses. It's a case of a clever ran.
col and damnable propinquity. The
ward has fallen In love with the black
(To be Continued.)
Sand and dust whirls occur ln arid
regions in bot weather, Tbey mny be
anywhere from a rod to several roda
In diameter and from twenty to a thousand feet blgb. They nre sometimes
compound, a score or more small
whirls formings whirling circle around
a common center. Tbey are very com.
mon In India. Tbey sometimes carry
np so mucb sand In the Pabnra and
Arabia tbnt those on whom the sand
falls are overwhelmed.
Hugb A, Lancaster has been postmaster ot Sterling, Pa., for fifty-three
years.   He Is eighty-five years old.
In recognition of Count Zeppelin's
contributions to' aeronautical science
tbe German relchstag, or parliament
voted him $100,000.  .
Morris Cohen, an Inmate of the Hebrew Home For the Aged, Dorchester,
Mass., at tbe age of 108 Is still as active as the average man of sixty.
Lord Strathcona, tbe veteran high
commissioner of Canada, Is elgbty-nine
yeurs old and bolds tbe record as a
transatlantic passenger, bavlng crossed nnd recrossed more tban 150 times.
Louis l'ecor of Middlesex, Vt, thinks
be is tbe strongest man ln tbe state.
He tins lifted entirely off the ground a
louded wagon, a total weight of 1,005
pounds, and has witnesses to prove the
Itufus J. Lackland, president of tbe
Boatmen's bank of St Louis, wbo la
ninety yeurs old, Is one of tbe most
active business men ln tbe city, spending the entire time from 0 a. m. to 6
p. m. in the bank every day.
Henry M. Hoyt of Pennsylvania, who
bas been solicitor general of tbe United States since 1803, has been made
counselor of tbe state department an
office created In order that Secretary
Knox mlgbt have the benefit of Mr.
Hoyt's advice ln state department mat-
,ers*      ■ _____
Things Theatrical.
Edgar Atchison Ely bas succeeded
Sidney Drew ln "Billy."
Walter N. Lawrence Is to produce a
new play called "A Citizen's Home."
Miss Una Aharbanell Is to star with
her own company In a new light opera.
Pauline Frederick, who Is playing ln
"The Dollar Mark" company, was married lately to a New York architect.
A. G. Delamater and William Norris
have bougbt "Salomy Jane" and will
send It out with Louise Coleman In tbe
title role.
"Our Miss Glbbs" Is among the English comic operas to be produced In
this country shortly. It Is now having
a run In London.
A. H. Woods Is said to be engaged
on an arctic drama called "A Dash
Fnr the Pole." tn whlcb be proposes to
Introduce much current history.
Pen and Brush.
John T. McCutcbeon, tbe artist and
cartoonist of Chicago, bas gone to
Africa, wbere he Is to paint wild animals.
Mark Twain bas been ordered by his
doctor to cut down his smoking to four
smokes a day. He is suffering from
"tobacco heart"
Turner's picture, "Mortlake," waa
sold laat year ln London for 12.BUO
guineas;- the highest price ever realized
for an English landscape lo tbe auction room.
Ernest Thompson Seton. antbor and
lecturer, Is an Englishman by birth
who lived In the Canadian backwoods
Bnd on tbe western plains to get "local
color" for his work.
Science Sittings.
Tbe diameter of the moon Is about
tliree-eleveutbs tbat of the earth.
Professor Arthur Korn ot Berlin has
perfected an invention wbleb proves
ibe theories of gravitation.
Before photography was applied to
stars tbe highest number catalogued
was 457,847. Tbe number of stars the
camera will show is estimated at over
So sensitive are some of the new
seismographs that tt two were mounted on tbe roofs ot blgb buildings on
opjioslte sides of a busy street tbey
would show that tbe buildings bent
slightly toward each otber when traffic Is heaviest
Waves of Water.
The river Ithlne flows tbree times
as fast as tbe Thames.
The Pacific ocean covers 40V: per
cent of tbe water surface ot tbe globe,
tbe Atlantic 21 per cent and tbe Antarctic 10 per cent.
Wustwuter, lu Cumberland, Is the
deepest of English lakes. Its bottom
Is far below sea level, tbougb Its surface Is over 2lto feet above tne sea.
Tbere are but two livers In the United States whose beds are higher tban
the surroundltig country. Tbese are
tbe Yukon river In Alaska and tbe
North Canadian river In Oklahoma,
Train and Track.
The Chicago and Alton railroad Is
testing automatic stokers on tblrty-slx
of Its largest engines.
No passenger was killed on the English railroads lo the year 1008. Tbe
number Injured wss 283.
With B view to supplanting tbe horse
cars of crosstown lines In New York
tbe receiver of the Third svenue railroad Is experimenting with two cars,
one an electric storage bsttery car
and the otber a gasoline electric car.
English Etchings.
The British museum was founded
In 1753.
At a recent women's work exhibit
ln London there were shown Ave safety razors Invented by women.
ln some English workhouses pauper*
sre given golf outfits uud are aliowrd
tbe use of the grounds on wblch to
play the game.
In thirty years there has been a
ishrlnknge nf 'i.»ih In the number of
smnll holdings In Ktigiand-tbat Is.
(arms of fifty acres aud less.
Rosalie 8pohr s Figure In Berlin's Musical snd Social Life.
One of tbe most Interesting characters In the musical life of Berlin Is
Rosalie Spohr, tbe harpist who Is a
niece of tbe great violinist Louis
Spohr. She made ber first appearance
In public on Dec. 13, 1849, at a concert
given by Jenny Lind. She attracted
attention first because of ber distinguished musical descent bnt after the
world bad once heard her ber art
made her famous.
There are few women before the
public today who play tbe harp as
virtuoso, although one sees tbem occasionally ln the opera orchestras. So
It Is difficult nowadays to realize tbat
Rosalie Spohr toured Europe In triumph. She found ln Franz Liszt a
devoted friend and enthusiastic admirer, and be was proud to play with
her at Weimar as well as give her tbe
benefit of bis artistic advice. Her career as a public performer ended after
about six years. Tben sbe became tbe
wife of Count Sauerma, and the stage
knew her no more. She atlll llveB ln
Berlin, more than eighty years old,
but enthusiastic ln her devotion to
tbe Instrument wltb whlcb sbe won
the triumphs of her brief professional
career. -For three hours every day
sbe practices tbe harp, and her technique has for that reason remained
very complete for one of ber age. Her
talent was In a measure hereditary,
since ber aunt was a well know* harpist ln ber day. It was through ber
playing tbat Rosalie Spobr, who "bad
begun ber musical life as a pianist,
turned ber attention to the barp.
A widow for more tban twenty
years. It has been ber devotion to her
art tbat bas made life Interesting to
ber during all that time. Her education
was sound ln the first place, for she
studied for two years under the harpist Grimm, wbo allowed ber to play ln
public at tbe end of tbat period, although It waa one of his principles
tbat a harpist sbould study for ten
years. Countess Rosalie has been an
Intimate friend of the German royal
family, and botb Frledrich and the
empress were delighted to hear her
play. Nowadays she Is a unique figure ln the musical and social life ot
Berlin and an Inspiration to the younger students, wbo see what a Joy and
consolation an art may be to one who
bas acquired It faithfully.
Green Vegetables Should Be Drooped
Into Sslted Water.
If vegetables appear wilted tbey
may be freshened by soaking tbem in
cold water.
Perfectly fresh vegetables, however,
may be cooked as soon as prepared.
Green vegetables should be dropped
tnto salted boiling water and cooked
very rapidly, bnt sucb vegetables as
asparagus, spinach, beans, peas and
corn sbould be cooked In as little water aa possible. Just enough to keep
tbem trom burning. Otber vegetables, such as cabbage and cauliflower,
sbould be covered with water and a
plncb ot soda added, ln cooking onions they sbould first be scalded snd
the water changed twice during the
course of cooking.
Spinach. If it Is to be cooked Immediately, may be washed ln scalding water, wbleb will remove tbe sand clinging to tbe stems mucb more thoroughly than cold water.
Green corn sbould not be wasbed.
Some people prefer to boll tt witb the
busks on.
Cabbage and cauliflower sbould be
thoroughly wasbed and soaked head
downward so as to remove any Insects
lurking Inside tbem.
Every kitchen sbould have a scrubbing brush to be used exclusively tor
scrubbing vegetables. Potatoes, for Instance, sbould be scrubbed thoroughly
before tbey are pared; also parsnips
and carrots.
Id preparing beets do not break the
skin before cooking tbem or all tbe
Juice will be lost
ln baking potatoes first scrub tbem
well. Tben grease them wltb a little
butter applied on a piece of brown paper. Bake tor an bour, testing one
wben tbey seem to be done by bursting it slightly witb the fist if tbe potato Is soft and mealy tbey are ready
to be served.
A little chopped parsley tied up In a
small muslin bag will greatly Improve
the flavor of string beans.
Stewed tomatoes are Improved by
adding a little finely chopped meat and
meat gravy, also a sliced onion fried
In bntter until brown. Stewed tomatoes are seldom cooked long enough
and Invariably bave a raw taste. They
should be cooked down until quite
Torn Buttonholes,
If a buttonhole tears out lay a piers
of closely woven tape back of It.
stitch flrmly In place, bein tbe old buttonhole to It neatly and then cut and
work tn the tape a new buttonhole of
tbe proper size. An extra flne way Is
to rip tbe band apart and take out tbe
threads of the old buttonhole, stitch
the tape on the Inside of the back foi,
nf the band, stitch up the latter In Its
original shape and proceed as before
When buttons bave torn out It la comparatively easy to squeeze a small
square of good tape through tbe bole,
lay It flat In tbe proper position be
tween the twn folds of the band and
stltcb It In plnce. Hem down the ragged edges on both sides and sew the
buttons to the tape. Any button or
buttonhole that Is to bear the strain
sbould lie slaved with tnpe when the
garment Is being mnde. tbe stay tapes
fnr both buttons and buttonholes lie-
.ni iitiiced. In tbe band before It Is
The Business Maiden Must Be Careful
With Htr Pennies.
One of tbe hardest lessons tbe bnsl-
| ness girl has to learn Is to save, says
j Barbara Boyd.
{    It Is difficult for youth, wltb Its en-
! tbuslasm aud ambitions and rose col-
! ored view of life, to anticipate want
Whereas for age—Isn't there a Prince
Charming coming some day who will
take care of her?
It Is difficult to save on |G a week.
Try tt.
Bnt nevertheless a girl sbould resolutely make herself save. And It she
once gets the habit If sbe acquires
ever so small a bank account this ln
Itself helps. It pays to start a saving
fund, M only with $1, jnst for the little niche It makes ln the memory and
tbe insistent voice with wbleb It asks
for more.
Many schemes are devised by business girls to belp them save. One
girl has a number of little envelopes
labeled witb ber various needs—
"luncheon," "car fare," "church."
"board," "laundry," and so on. Each
week when she gets ber salary she
slips Into each envelope Its requisite
amount and when it Is due tbe money
is there for It She Is not tbe girl
who must ruD and borrow of ber landlady wben the laundry cornea or who
must ask ber friends at the office to
loan her enough for her lunch the day
before salary Is due. Tbls method
of planning leisurely and calmly bow
she will spend her money enables ber
each week to set aside a little for saving.
Anotber girl puts away a certain
amount when she gets ber salary, saying laughingly, "it 1 don't have It I
can't spend It." Bat though sbe saves
by tbls method, sbe probably doesn't
get as mucb out of what she spends aa
tbougb sbe planned more carefully.
Planning ln one form or another Is
the keynote to saving. Hasty buying
and thoughtless spending are Its
deathknell. Tbe girl who wants to
save should plan carefully ber expenditures, ber regular weekly expenses
as well as tbe twice a year expenditure for clothes.
Tbe girl wbo wants to save should
not buy ber clothes thoughtlessly. She
sbould not bny on Impulse. Sbe should
deliberately plan her clothes campaign, know beforehand what she
wants, bny that and that only, Sbe
will be dressed wltb better taste and
better get the worth of her money.
This all may be tiresome and bore-
some to do. Bnt It will pay a girl to
set herself to tbe task resolutely. It
puts a different aspect on life to have
a few hundred dollars In bank. And
It may put you In a position to grasp
opportunities wblch will mean much
to a bappy and useful future, but
whieb you might be afraid to venture
without some money to yonr credit to
fall back upon.
Use strips of shoe leather to tack
heavy roses to tbe bonse or trellis,
since It outlasts twine or strips ot
goods. A
Cut bnt tbe corners from all heavy
envelopes, for tbey are excellent for
holding coins sent by mall. They also
make good book corner protectors.
Knitted underwear makes the soft-
eat and best Ironing holders. Pnt several thicknesses together and quilt on
the machine. Make a tape loop to
bang the holder to a nail.
A box of sardines and a can of
sbrltBp, botb prepared for eating and
served together on lettuce leaves wltb
a dressing of oil, vinegar, onion Juice,
salt and pepper, make a' delicious
salad. Mayonnaise dressing may be
Bp careful where yon place yonr
dressing tables and mirrors. Sunlight
will destroy the finest bevel French
plate, and It is impossible to restore
the backing without considerable expense. Dampness will destroy It tn
the same manner.
When scraping new potatoes tbey
will Invariably blacken tbe hands.
There Is nothing better than 8 piece of
lemon for removing tbe blemish, and
wben obstinate If a plncb of powdered
pumice Is placed on tbe lemon It will
Instantly remove tbe stain.
To quickly prepare coeoanut or
horseradish pare for scraping and
lessen the task and the usual "crying"
when grating the horseradish by running tbe roots tbrough the chopping
machine. All hard snd fibrous pieces
of horseradish sbould be pared before
running the roots through tbe machine.
Tn have a hardy scarlet rambler
make a good showing plant It with
tbe rack extending north and south.
In this way the rose gets all of tbe
eastern and western son and will
bloom profusely on botb sides. This
It one of the most luxuriant roses one
can cultivate, and It delights In the
entire sunshine of tbe day. If the
long branches of this rose are turned
down and covered wltb eortb It will
make a new branch, snd lu tbls way
one can soon bave an arbor ot scarlet
Very Absentmlnded.
An Interesting event occurred In the
household of a scientific gentleman
wbo Is a member of one of Uncle
Sam's chemical bureaus ln Washington.
Tbe gentleman himself wss bard at
work In his bome laboratory wben tbo
news was brought him.
"It's a boy," quietly announced tbe
obyslelan as be stopped on tbo
"All right, all right," muttered tha
absentmlnded chemist as be bent over
his work. "Br-oh-ask him wbat bs
wants, won't you?" THE   REPORTER,   NEW   MICHEL,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA.
An Adventure That Introduced
Her to the "Poke."
(Copyright, 19119. by Associated Literary
It was Miss Susie -line's pouting
day. Firstly, she bad received a letter from a girl cbuui giving.tbe news
of a mutrimonlal engagement It was
written to moke ber feel bad.
Secondly, Miss Susie's Aunt Deborah,'
wbo was also her guardian, bad
charged ber wltb carelessness ln losing
s piece of Jewelry.
Thirdly, she bad expected a girl
friend to come and paps the summer
wltb ber. and thut girl was going off
on a yachting party to Norway Instead.'
Tbe list could be strung out to tentb-
ly without exhausting it When things
begin to go wrong With a good looking
girl of eighteen, wltb a $20,000 estate coming to ber at one and twenty,
It'a sure to be blue day. Miss-Susie
tt first thought she would go to her
loom and have a good cry. Then she
decided to sit on the veranda and let
Iter eyea brim over wltb, tears.   The
third decision was to go out Into thi
orchard and climb a tree, but she baa
ouiy started wben sbe changed dlrec
turns aud wandered down tbe couutrj
highway without definite aim or ob
Ject In view except to have ber poul
out. Sbe had a stick In ber nand ai
sbe walked, and the thistles and may
weeds lost tbelr beads as sbe came
within striking distuuce.
Tbere are girls wbo look horrid wher
they pout and wish tbey bad nevei
been "born, but Susie Cllne was not
one ot tbem.
Half a mile down tbe rond stood
what was called tbe old bachelor')
place. The five acres and cottage wen
tbe property of Mr. Wayne Ashley
twenty-live and unmarried. He lived
In tbe city In the winter and In biometry retreat In summer. He was
called a recluse, and there was a story
to tbe effect that he hnd loved and losl
and was the enemy of all womankind
Had Mr. Ashley chosen to explain to
the country folks he would bave told
tbem that certain flowers and vegetables were fads of his and be was
out tbere to grow them and commu.
nlcate results to certain horticultural
and agricultural societies. In fact, he
was the partner of a leading florist In
the city, though bis mime and money
were bidden under that of "Co." No
woman bad ever broken bis heart ot
. smashed his Idols.
Miss Cllne and Mr. Ashley bad never
met If sbe referred tu him It wns as
a "poke." He didn't refer to ber at
all. As tbe girl reached bis place od
this day ber chin was In the air. Had
ahe belonged to Ibe otber sex It would
have been said tbut sbe bud a chip on
her shoulder.
In the "poke's" front yard grew a
blue hollyhock, the result of one ol
his experiments. Miss Susie opened
the gate uud walked In for a closet
look. Seeing no one about, she walkeo
to tbe rear of the house to look at tbe
vegetable garden. A feeling of dell
once was mingled wltb her pouting
Any otber day she would not huve
dared to open the gate. On this duy
she was ready to defy the old bach,
"D-r-r-r-r!   Bark, bark!"
Miss Susie looked to ber left, tc
see a big watchdog coming for bet
through the sugar beets. Ten feet
awuy was u small tool house, with tht
door swinging open. Scarcely conscious of whut she did, tbe girl made
two or tbree Jumps, reached the shelter und pulled the door to. Five sec
onds later tbe dog was leaping against
It und uttering growls to chill het
blood. Sbe hud Just begun, to beg and
pleud with the dog to go away and lei
ber get .buck to tbe highway wben
ahe beard u voice saying:
"Good dog, Dick! Hold him there!
It's dollars to cents that you've got a
tramp for a prisoner!"
Miss Susie wuuted to cry out that
she was no trump, but only a glri'wbo
had come out to pout; but she could
not get the words out. The chip fell
from her shoulder and ber teetb chattered.
"Come out of tbat. you tramp!" cnlled tha man's voice after bushing the
"Oh, you won't eh? Well, we'll see
about tbnt.  Watcb blm. Dick!"
The plnce was provided with a windmill and water tank and garden boss.
Tbere wit a small unglazed window
six feet from tbe ground ln tbe end
of the tool house. Tbe "poke" attached
tbe boss, turued on tho water and
thrust tbe uozzle through the opening.
Susie screamed wildly. If It was a
tramp ln there he bad a falsetto voice.
Tbe hose wub pulled away, tbe door
openi _, and there-
Susie bad sunk down ln a heap—a
limp, wet heap.
"Great Scott! But what Is It?" he
exclaimed as he stood there holding
open the door.
"It's-lt'B meP' came faintly after a
moment regardless ot grammar.'
"Why, MIsB-Miss-but 1 didn't know
you were In bere! I thought It was a
tramp or a cat I shall never forgive
myself. Wby didn't you call ont? Allow me, please."
Perhaps a girl crouching do\>n In a
toolsbed wltb ber arms over ber bead
is a more handsome object than a girl
standing outside after having had a
dozen barrels of water swished over
ber. Tbe peach basket hat-toe linen
dress-the chin that had been In tbe
alr-wbere had all the JauntlneBs disappeared to? And ln addition to all
the other wetness, tears were rolling
down the girl's cheeks over her humiliation.
"So sorry-so sorry," the man kept
repeating. "Yon-yon are Miss Cllne,
I tblnk? I am Mr. Ashley. I wonldn't
hare bad It happen for thousands of
All of a sudden Miss Susie dashed
the tears from her eyes and began to
laugb. Her pout was over with, and
ber sunshiny nature had asserted Itself. And Mr. Ashley laughed. She
Whs laughing over tbe situation, and
he was laughing because sbe laughed.
"I am a trespasser, and I bave been
served right," said the girl. "Yes. 1
am Miss Cllne, I know you will offer
to see me bome, but 1 thank you. 1
shall tell auntie that I fell Into the
creek. , If you ever"—
"I never shall. If It were known
tbat I set my dog on a girl and then
tried to drown ber, what would people
"And If I don't tell auntie tbat 1 fell
Into the creek what'll she say?"
A wan, wet lone, llmpsy Susie, try.
Ing her best to walk wltb dignity,
went out of tbe gate and up tbe road
to tell Aunt Deborah how she wus
stooping over to look at tbe fish and
tumbled Into the creek.
Tbat evening Mr. Wayne Ashley
paid a rail on the aunt and niece and
formally made himself known- Tht
accident at tbe creek Was touched
upon, but uot pursued with any fer
Having found his way over to bis
neighbors. Mr. Ashley contracted tbi
bablt ot calling frequently, and ont
day, wben fall bad come and be was
ready to return to tbe city. Miss Susie
said to ber relative:
"Mr. Ashley bss asked the privilege
ot corresponding wltb uie."
"And be says bo may run down ano
'"And be wants to guard yon in fu
ture from tailing Into ereekn? Well
Mr. Ashley can talk very Inierestlngl)
on horticulture, and I sball be glad u
listen to bis remarks at any time,'
said Aunt Deborah.
Music of the Telegraph.
Every oue bus put nls ear to a telegraph pole to ueur tbe wires bum, and
most people bave assumed tbat tne
wind was entirely responsible for tne
sound. So It Is In many cases, but
often tbe note is heard when not the
slightest movement ot tbe air Is perceptible. A French Investigator tells
ub that the sound ln this case Is due
to tbe expansion and contraction ot
the wires from variations ot temperature. As tbe .wires are not perfectly
uniform, tbey rub against the Insulators, mnking a slight uolnc, wbleb U
umplltM by the post acting as a
sounding board. Anotber Investigate!
Is sure tbe sounds are due to electric
waves, but he falls to explain bow or
dlnary telegraph wires should be able
to serve as wave detectors and In what
way tbe electric wuves are transformed Into sound waves. Tbe otber tbeo-
ory seems more probable.
Some curious stories are told ot tbls
telegraph wire music, la Siberia tbe
bears think tbat It Is tbe buzzing ol
bees aud would tear down the poles
to look tor honey If the contractors did
uot pile great stones about tbem to
prevent this, ln France, on the south
side ot tbe forest of Fontalnebleau. the
telegraph sounds are regarded at
presaging rain. This Is because tbe
soutb wind lu tbls region brings rain
and tbe forest shuts off tbe nortb
wind, ln some districts tbe noise Is
popularly supposed to be due to tbe
passage of messages, but It Is hardly
necessary to say tbat tbere Is no evidence to support tbls vlew.-Pbiladel-
phla Inquirer.
Elopement Sanctioned.
This Is the way tbey marry ln Buso-
gn. on the right bank of the Nile, at
Itlpuu falls. The man goes to some
dance, generally given In bonor ol
some departed Busogan, and, having
danced and feasted with bis charmer,
the hnppy poir elope and go to the
bridegroom's bome. Tbis ends all ceremony, except thot the brother of tbe
bride vlnlts tbem the next day and If
received by tbe1 brother or some other
relative of the bridegroom, wbo makes
blm a present of a cow or whntevet
elBe he can afford to give. Tbls the
girl's brother keeps until be gett married and pays It over to tbe brother ot
some other girl. Men ulrendy married
carry awny another wife In tbe same
wny nnd wltb like etiquette nnd payment, nnd sometimes a married woman Is carried off, but tbls breach ol
custom la generally condoned os "s
mistake" and atoned for by tbe payment of o cow.
Quebec Is Well Off In Tales of Fabulous Wealth  Underground.
Every mountain range from Maine
to Mexico has its mysterious lost
mine fable, of which the Pegleg und
the Breyfogle in Nevada are perhaps ,
the most famous, for these two are i
not limited to local liars, but are told
by old prospectors and newspaper reporters from one end of the land to
the other, wherever mining items interest. A company has recently been
floated, claiming to have recaptured
the stray Breyfogle.
Locally, in the Eastern Townships
oi Quebec, Orford, Stoke and other
mountains have their little story,
each of a man lost in the hills who
picked up a rock to shy at an imaginary wolf, or grabbed a chunk of bedrock just as he was slipping over a
precipice, or uncovered untold
wealth under his camp-fire, the melted metal running in tiny rivulets
through the ashes (although it would
require several degrees more heat
than a fire of sticks could produce to
melt any of the precious metals, but
that is trivial in view of the tact that
traces of the fire were afterwards
found) but, overtaken by night, got
so confused, that, after having found
himself, never again could he .locate
the spot. Or often the exposure and
hardships of the night brought on fever and the man died, leaving only his
blessing and the story to hiB family.
In Orford the find was copper, in
Stoke gold or silver, in Prospect Hill
"a nugget as big as the yolk of an
egg," strange to Bay, parted in the
middle, half remaining in the ledge
and half in the piece broken off; The
time and effort spent in the vain, endeavor to locate these fairy .finds
would surprise you. And you might
as well argue with a man who thinks
a,hazel twig haa a mysterious affinity
to water, when that water is several
feet under ground, as to talk tense
to one struck with the last mine
In Emberton, it is the "Lost Stone
Mine," and the finder carved an Indian and an arrow on a birch tree, bo
many paces from a range poet. If you
doubt the story, for $6 or perhaps $50
if you look easy, a native will take
you to that post. What better prool
do you want of the truths of the
And so round each little mountain
range, you will find your old inhabitant with his tale of vanished treasure, which it will be just as well for
you to accept, for il you try to use
reason, ■ you will find you are "up
against it."
In one place, a vein of asbestos
with five-inch fibre, has crawled into
some crevice and pulled the crevice
in after it. This was not figured on
when the Amalgamated put out its
claim to 70 per cent, of known supply, in Quebec.—The Canadian Mining Journal.
Numbers Replace Names.
The erection of the splendid new
postoffice in Owen Sound has necessitated a radical change in street naming and a few days ago Judge Widdi-
field sanctioned a bylaw passed by
the Town Council which obliterates
every name in the town's fifty miles
of streets and substituting therefor
Postal delivery, if adopted in Owen
Sound, would require a different installation in the postoffice, and the
Postoffice Department asked the council to comply with the regulations requiring name signs and house numbers. Many of the streets had two
names, some three and others four
in different sections. To meet the demand for a reasonable change, these
must all be put under one name.
Many of the street names had local
significance and trouble was in Bight
unless a radical change was adopted.
The change makes all the streets
running north and south, avenues,
numbering east and west from the
River Sydenham and the harbor
which divides the town. Thus Pou-
lett and Water streets, the main business thoroughfare becomes East Second avenue.
Will Finish B.C. Line.
The Canadian Pacific Hallway Co.
is preparing to complete the Esqui-
mault and Nanaimo Railway to close
the connection across Vancouver from
Nanaimo on the eastern side to Al-
berni on the western shore. There
are ubout 30 miles yet to finish. It
is expected that everything will be
ready for work to sturt ear!;* this
month, aud the contractors will be
able to carry on operations all winter owing to the mild climate on the
island, where frost and snow are almost unknown.
Mr. James Mucdonell, the well-
known Vancouver contractor who was
in Montreal, recently stated thut with
the activity displayed on this line it
would probubly be completed lor operation within u year. The road, Mr.
Muoilonell stated, will run through
the best country on Vancouver Island,
the route being very heavily timbered, so thnt from the very start there
will be n big traffic in lumber. Much
of the southern part of the island,
he stated, is also well adapted for
general farming, and, once the timber is cleared off, it is expected that
there will be a large influx of settlers.
National Defence.
It is not to be expected that in
Canada the sea would be as much in
evidence as in Englund or in Australia. Our eyes have been fixed rather upon the land than on the sea; our
energy nnd enterprise have been devoted to developing our greot oreos
of land, just as tho energy and enterprise of the people of the United
Kingdom led them to explore the
seas and to open up new avenues
of traue by seu. Much misunderstanding and wrangling would be
avoided if allowance were made fot
geography and history, and if movements Ior defence were carried on
along and not against the natural
lines of historical development.—Star,
The Miraculous Mazes of the Officii
Most Government departments still
cultivate fine, healthy crops of red-
tape, and that, added to the quaint-
ness which seems natural to the of.
ficial mind, works as wondrously at
ever it did.
There is a pariah in Lincolnshire
called Horsington, whicli was pos
sessed of an old, dilapidated, tin)
cottage. The parishioners wished tc
pull the cottage down, and to sell
the building materials, and they accordingly applied to the local guardians at Horncastle for permission.
Those guardians gave their consent
readiiy; but the sanction of the Local
Government Board had first to be
obtained before any pulling down
lould be done.
The Local Government Board, following the orthodox and stereotyped
course, directed that a further parish
meeting should be held to consent
formally to the sale. This meeting
was duly held, and a poll of the
parish wss demanded. And, after
all, it was found that the estimated
value of the materials of the old cottage was only $6 clear, while the cost
lot the poll would.be $15!
But, of course, there is a proper
routine for all these matters, and it
must be adhered to rigidly.
, Two magistrates—call them A. and
IB.—reported on the structural condition of a public-house. These two
^magistrates ordered certain work to
be done; that is, one ordered the
work, and the other approved, arid
agreed that the work was necessary.
■Now, A. was a joiner, and, as a
(joiner, carried out the work of reconstruction to.the. house; while B„ who
iwas a plumber as well as a magistrate, did the plumbing work under
;the orders of joiner-magistrate A.
And, of course, the work which A.
and B. did was the work which they,
as magistrates, had previously ordered to be done, and which they—still
as magistrates—would afterwards
have' to approve ot when it was
A familiar official farce is that of
judges on circuit, wasting time and
money, merely to receive a pair of
white gloves when there are no cases
to be tried at assizes; and during the
revision of the jury lists at North-
wich, some little time back, an overseer produced a blank sheet of paper,
as there wub not 8 solitary juror
within his district. Nevertheless, official rules compelled him to make
a journey of eight miles simply to
produce a piece oi white paper and
.swear to it.
In spending the national income,
the official mind is at its best. The
War Office—Bhot at by most red-tape
stories—erected a building at Aider-
shot for a balloon-shed. The work of
construction proceeded with true official rapidity—very slowly, in fact—
and by the time it - was finished
other' buildings in the neighborhood
had been erected, with the result that
it would have been impossible, to get
the balloon in and out of the shed.
So the shed had to be taken down
and rebuilt elsewhere.
That is merely one instance. One
dfiy recently a War Office official
found, carefully pigeon-holed, an
order for road-making material. The
order was put in hand forthwith, and
presently a traction-engine, with
blocks of stone, gravel, and other
material, was deposited, at Aldershot,
with a party of men.
But no one there had any instructions, or knew anything at all of any
road-making proposals. Investigations were made, and slowly the red-
tape was unwound, when it was discovered that* the order was fifty years
old—forgotten, and now raked up
and gravely executed!
The  Bushongo,
The return is expected shortly of
an expedition, organized by Mr. E.
Torday, which left England in Sept.,
1007, for the Congo Free State, with
the object df conducting a scientific
inquiry into the customs ond culture
of certain native tribes south of Int.
2 8., between the Kwilu and Lomami
rivers. Of the tribes visited, wiites
a London Times correspondent, by
far the most important and interesting are the Bushongo, the western
tribes ol whom were discovered in
1834 by Wissmann's expedition. Little, however, has hitherto been recorded of them except their skill in
handicrafts. The information now
collected proves them to be one ol
the most remarkable tribes in Africa.
In the flrst place they have preserved a great denl of their tribal history,
and n list of no fewer than 123 great
chiefs was obtained; numerous legends in connection with the reigns
of certain of these rulers relate the
migrations of the people, their wnrs
with neighboring tribes, and the in-
troductjon or invention of vurioua
useful arts.
How New Zealand Became British.
How New Zenlnnd became a British possession is one of the romances
of colonization. Seventy years ago
it was n sort of no man's land, but
it leaked out that France contemplated annexation. There was a race
from Sydnoy between a British and
a French man-of-war, the former
winning hy a few hours and securing
New Zealand for the British crown.
A few years previously a French adventurer, Baron de Thierry, at the
head of. 100 followers, whom he had
recruited in Sydney, hnd proclaimed
himself "King of New Zealand," hut
the baron had not sufficient funds
to maintain a monarchy. His subjects   deserted,   und   his   reign   col-
How the King's Kitchen King Works
—An  Important Post.
Mr. Menager, the head cook at
Buckingham Palace, occupies an important post in the royal household.
His salary is £2,000 per annum, and
he iB recognized as being one' of the
greatest culinary artists in the world.
The royal kitchens and the whole
kitchen staff are under his .complete
Opening off the main kitchen at
one.side of it are half a dozen smaller
kitchens, and on the other side there
are four offices, where the clerical
work in connection with the kitchen
department is attended to. One of
these offices is Mr. Menager's private
room. i
Mr. Menager does not live in Buckingham Palace, but has his private
residence close to it, On arriving at
the palace—usually about eleven
o'clock in the morning—his flrst care
is to inspect the lunch menu for
that day, whicli has been prepared
by his first assistant, and also the
menu ior breakfast the following
morning. He then prepares the dinner menu for the following day—a
task that occupies him usually a
couple of hours.
No two dinners at the royal table
are ever the same. Certain disheB
are from time to time repeated, frequently by special request of the
King, but what may be termed the
general scheme of each dinner iB always different. One' of the side
kitchens is reserved solely for Mr.
Menager's use, where he carries out
experimental culinary operations,
and is constantly elaborating und
working out new ideas. Some dishes
have taken him months of preparation before he has decided ' to put
them into the menu. There is -one
particular sauce which Mr. Menager
.invented some years ago to which
the King has a particular liking. Mr.
Menager was making experiments for
over three years before he served this
sauce to the royal table.
There are many dishes, by the way,
which can be tasted nowhere except
at the royal table, The secret of
their preparation is known only to
Mr. Menager, and he guards such
secrets with great care. None of his
assistants have the least notion of
how these special dishes and sauces
are prepared. They simply have the
handling of the raw materials, and
each assistant carries out different
directions in its preparation for
The dinner menu is submitted
every day to their Majesties for approval; but this is a mere matter of
form, for neither the King nor Queen
ever think of altering or interfering
with Mr. Menager's arrangements.
At three o'clock a report is laid
before the great chef by the oruer-
i clerk of the various meats that have
been ordered in accordance with Mr.
.Menager's instructions of the day
before, and also what is called a
■kitchen report is given to him by
'the head assistant cook—which is a
'detailed statement of the manner in
'which the dinner for that night is to
ibe prepared. After seeing that everything iB in order ior the evening's,
.work, Mr. Menager generally leaves
'the palace about four o'clock, returning at half-past six, when he never
j fails to make a personal inspection
'of the various ranges, ovens, and
'stoves, and takes a careful note ol the
temperature in each.
The preparation of the royal dinner is then begun. Mr. Menager remains in the kitchen whilst the work
is going forward, keeping a keen eye
on everything and everyone,* and
issuing from time to time instructions
to his first lieutenant. At ten minuteB
to nine exactly a bell is rung, and
the servants who are to bear the
dishes to the state dining-room enter
the kitchen.
At nine o'clock dinner is served,
and Mr. Menager's work for the day
is over. He remains in his private
room until ten o'clock, when he receives a message from the King commending the dinner. This is a ceremony his Majesty never lorgets to
Natural Mummies.
Natural mummification, tho changing of the human body into n dried
condition without artificial treatment,
is an extremely rare phenomenon.
In a case reported by the Hon. S.
Wolffsohn of British Honduras, u
middle-aged coolie who disappeared
was found more than a year niter-
ward in a corrugated iron hut, as a
perfectly preserved mummy. The
nut, in a somewhat isolated spot at
Sibun, wns raised on blocks (our or
five feet above the ground, anil hail
a door nnd three shutters, one shutter being open, while one had fallen
out. The body wus clothed in a cotton undershirt, dark jersey, ami
duck trousers, two pieces of rope
around the neck proving self-strangulation. The desiccation seemed to
have been favored by a combination
of conditions—the season having
been extraordinary dry, Bnd the
smnll iron house excessively hot,
though well ventilated, while the
body was thin and attenuated as a
result of mental disorder.
Senator Price Halls From Three
. Rivers, Que., Where He Was Born
In 1864—le Widely Known In ths
West as a Farmer and Rancher,
Flour snd Saw Miller—Hat Been
Mayor of Battleford Twice.
Benjamin Price, who has been recently elevated to the Senate to fill
the vacancy caused by the death oi
Hon. Senator Perley, was a former
member of the Legislative Assembly
of the Northwest Territories ahd is
one of the pioneer settlers of tbe
Battleford district and a leading merchant of that town. The Liberals
now number 63 in the upper chamber
and the Conservatives 21, with two
vacancies in Nova Scotia to be filled.
Senator Pries Wat born in Three
Rivers, Quebec, in 1854, and went
west, locating ia Manitoba in 1878,
where he remained for a short period
before settling permanently in the
Battleford section. He first began
the successful business career which
haB made his name a 'familiar one
throughout the entire west as a
farmer and rancher in partnership
with his brother, J. A. Price. Later
A. MacDonald was taken into the
company and they branched out into
the flour and saw mill business on
the banks of the Saskatchewan.
Senator Price has also been engaged
extensively in the cattle shipping
husiness lor a lengthy period and in
1898 Price brothers entered the field
as general merchants in Battleford, i
purchasing the pioneer store flrst
conducted by A. MacDonald and
which they still operate. The energy
and business sagacity of onr subject |
has done much toward 'furthering the
development of the Battleford district, as he was one of those to first
perceive its great possibilities and
actively promote its progress along
modern scientific agricultural lines.
All .the latest ideas in agricultural
machinery were adopted by him in
(arming and he encouraged others in
similar progressive methods. -
In 1898 he wus elected to the terri-
torial Legislature lor the district ot
Battleford, then one of   the   largest
constituencies in the Dominion, and
in thiB capacity he served with abil-1
ity and success for two yearB.   Since I
then he haB been twice elected mayor I
of Battleford und he has been presi-1
dent of the llourd of Trade of that |
place continuously since its organisation.    An active interest   has   been |
taken by hlm at all times in the welfare  ol   BultlefoiJ and even during I
the most discouraging periods of its I
history  he took  nn optimistic  view I
of the future of the place and by his I
courage and hope inspired confidence I
in his   fellow   townsmen   who   feel I
proud ol the new honor conferred on |
Greatest Asset.
"Canada is-the greatest asset of the I
Empire." snys Lord Northcliffe, and
forthwith comes over to see hots
much of It he intends to buy—DnMy
News, Nelson.
A Miserly Monarch,
One of the moBt inveterate hoarders
on record wns George IV. Not only
Was he adverse to destroying hooks
nnd papers, but he preserved everything that could possibly be kept.
When he   Hied   nil   the   suits   of
clothes he had worn for twenty years ;
were discovered  and sold  by public j
auction.  His executors also found se- !
creted in various desks, drawers and I
cupboards numerous purses nnd pock- |
etbooks crammed  full of money, to j
the extent it is said of $100,000, together with  more sentimental treasures in the form nf locks of hair from !
the tresses  of  lorgotteii beauties  of
the court.
What Next?
East   Preslou,    Sussex,    England,
workhouse will assuredly become the
most popular institution of its kind
in   England,   for   the   inmates,    the
f'liiirdinns have decided, are to be al-
owed to play "ladder" golf. On the
recommendation of the visiting committee, the board accepted with
thanks the offer lo provide putters
ond balls made by Mrs. Laplhorne,
of Littleliampton, and authorized the
master to prepare tho necessary
grounds One guardian even suggested the provision of marbles for
the inmates, but the board did not
treat his suggestion seriously.
Migrant Rodents.
Manitoba iB threatened with nn
invasion of rnlB, wliich have appeared in great numbers in the towns ol
Gretna nnd Emerson, near the international border. They arc "trekking"
northward, and tho Board of Control
at Winnipeg is orgnnizlng'a vigorous
campaign against the pests. West,
ern Cnnndu, especially the grenf
grain belt, hns hitherto been free
Irom these destructive rodents, and
the farmers nre much concerned for
the »aftty of their harvested corn.
Queer Indian Custom.
The  hill women  who dwell along I
the Himalayas have a strange way of I
lulling their  children   to   Bleep.   An I
English   correspondent   traveling   in I
I India accidentally stumbled upon tho I
I custom and thus describes it: "Where I
n smnll stream lorced its wny out of I
; the hillside,  bamboo pipes or chnn-
| nels hnd been thrust into the bank,
sn  that   several    small    but   steady I
, streams   ol   water    poured   out   six |
inches   above   the   ground.    Babies,,
wrapped up tightly in   sheets,   hail I
been placed there in a row,   and
stream of water fell an inch or twol
on their heads, nnd   then   was   led |
awuy into u little ditch at the back.
1 found on inquiry that this was   n|
common   practice  ol   these   women,
who work in the fields   with   their I
husbands, and  leave   their   children I
asleep like this tor  hours.    I  tried I
the method myself,   and,   after   the I
first shock ol cold, n most deliciousI
sensation   of   rest   stole over me.    11
felt us though 1 could remain there I
without thought or trouble ior ever. [
It was a distinct and unique sensation."
Discovered Accidentally.
Sonic extuordinary stories am toMl
of the ridiculous sums offered anill
taken lor some of the famous old!
masterpieces. People who had, by I
accident, come ncross paintings worth I
thousands of dollars hove parted with I
their treasures for a small amount.I
Raphael's famous Massacre of thai
Innocents, which was found In thol
cottage of n poor widow, changed I
hnnds for nbout 9)51 A dealer secured I
one ol Corrogglo't finest works—I
whicli had been stolen—for nbout $1,1
and resold it to Lord Bristol tori
The Purpose of the Game.
The Archbishop ol Canterbury!
wns going in with n number ol otherl
clergymen lo luncheon slier some I
great ecclesiastical function, wlieiianl
unctuous dignitary observed, "Nowl
to put ii bridle on our appetites!"   I
Quick us lightning the nrrhbish'-pl
reinri"'!- "Snv, rather, row to put nl
bit between youi teeth." THE   KEPORTER,   NEW   MICHEL,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA.
How the German Cobbler Waa
Saved from trie Poorhouse.
Why the Old Shoemaker Reopened Hie
Shop After Announcing It Would Be
•Closed Owing to "Death" of His
By  M. QUAD,
(.Copyright,  1H09.  by Associated1 Literary
Pre«a.l \
ONE time dat dago shoemaker
on der block below like to
rain my peesness, and so be
gives out dat all customers
sball be presented wltb a Teddy bear
free. It vbas a very leetle bear, bnt
der peoples vhant htm. Husbands und
wives wbo don't bave any children
take delr sboes to der dago. Some
men sixty years old cry (or dose bears.
It knocks iny trade all to pieces-lo
one week, and uiy wife cries out dot
we shall be In de poorhouse. Dot
leetle Sherman tailor drops In to Bee
me, mid vben ba bears now it vbas
he says: ,
"Vbeil. don't 1 tell yon so?  Don't I
say ynu don't understand der Amen
"ioo« Koncs*."
no peoples und can't get along'
Hans, I vbas your friend, und I ad
vise you to go back to Shermniiy. Din
country vbas loo soon for you, uud
you can't cntch on,"
But I. don't go back to Sbermnny. I
go out In my bank yard und sit down
under a plum tree nnd do some ttiluk-
tng. I tblnk for two hours, and den a
big Joy comes Into my bean. ,V
wife chant- to know That It vbas. und
1 tell ber:
"Vou sbust keep quiet und we sball
bare roast beef every day tor dinner. 1
That a plut. i vbas a scheme. 1 vbas
note plans."
Dot nlgbt 1 make a big sign und
pnt ber In my shop window. I get der
druggist to help me, und we make ber
lo tbree languages., She reads:
TOOK NOT1LK.-MV mudder-in-
Isw vnse onto, und dis simp vnae
clown lor inn* days. 'I use your
coDbilng to uer dago, wno ones it
cneup una good.
Dot leetle tailor comes iu shunt ash
1 lure der sign ready, una be reads It
id nolds nop tils bunds uud says:
"Hans, dot vhas your ttmsb! By 10
o'clock tomorrow morning you vuus In
bankruptcy. NelTer before did I know
■ man to advertise bis rlrul In pees-
Der tailor believes I vbas a fool, but
I don't say much. I wait to see. it
vbss sbust after daylight next morning wben some one hammers on my
door und wakes, me oop. My wife
■ays It vbas bankruptcy come to tune
me to sball, but vhen I get down
stairs 1 aud a milkman mlt a pair ot
Hoots In bis band.
"Look bere, cobbler, vhat does dis
sign mean J" he asks.
"Sbust like she reads."
"tou sbut oop your shop for tbree
"Because your mudder-ln-law vbas
"Und yon say der people shall go to
"Vbell, I like to tell you dot you
don't shut oop dis sbop for one bour.
Der publkf won't stand for It It vbas
nottlngs to us It an old woman dies.
Do you belief we go to der dago because you say so"! No mooed. Yon
don't ran din town yet." /
"Bat yon take yonr repairs to der
dtgo." I snys. ■
"Yen, I tnke some, but now 1 change.
1 see dot sign und eome here, und you
•ball Hi up my shoes. Here dey vbas,
I must bnve 'em tomorrow morning.
Not a word, now-not a word. Let
jour old mudder-ln-law bury herself."
Laughs to Himself.
Wben dot milkman vbas gone I
laugb to myself. 1 know I vhas all
K. O. In ten minutes sn Iceman comes
around der corner tn a hurry, and
-ben be sees me he calls out:
"I1 vhas going bome for some shoes
to be fixed oop. Don't you move until
I vhas back."
"But my shop vbas shut oop for
tbree days."
"Don't ynn thnt her oop for three
minutes. ,lf you do 1 break der door
"But my mndder-ln-lnw"-
"SeVer mind her. I'm not going tn
near a leaky pair nf shoes nrmiml he
etuw your mudder-ln-law takes ll into
her head to disc   711 bt back In fifteen
I don't get balf enough breakfast
vhen dere comes a great kicking ou der
shop door, nnd vben I open It a woman stands here. Sbe lives only a
block avbsy for five years, but she
never patronises me. Sbe bus some
sboes Iii ber bund, und sbe vbas hare-
beaded, und she looks tierce und says:
"So you think you vhns der Tnnl-
many of dis neighborhood, do you?
You believe you ran sbut oop your
shop sbust"vben you please, eh?"
"But my tiiudder-ln-luw vbas dead:
ion't yon see?"
"I don't care a pin for dot. Does
Bomepoddy's mtidder-ln-lo w stop all
(icesness vben- sbe dies? Is It some-
tings to me If sbe lives or dies?'
"If yon go by der dago he vhlll give
you a Teddy near."'
"Der dago und bis Teddy bears be
hnnged! 1 go by any sbop I vbsnt to.
Sbust now I come by your shop, und
you shall fix oop dese shoes or bnve
some, rows mlt me."
Dere vhns some tears In my eyes for
my mudder-ln-law. but I take In der
shoes. In ten minutes more a tall und
solemn mnn mlt some shoes ln a paper
comes In und says:
"I goes by bere a few minifies ago
und sees your sign. So yon bave lost
"Vbos sbe werry oldr*"
"About eighty."
"Dnd sbe vhns good?'
"She vbas some angels."
"Vhell. let us hope sbe vbas gone tn
dot better land. Yon say yon sball
shut oop shop for tbree days?"
"To grieve for. her?'
"Vhell, yon vbas some shackass It
you do! But you won't do sooch a
thing. Der poobllc bas shoes to be
mended, und It vbas your duty to
mend 'em, Do you believe I wear a
shoe mlt a bole ln it because your
mudder-ln-law vbas dead? No, sir.
If you shut oop dis shop 1 go by der
police about It"
"Vhy don't you go by tbe dago
sbop?" I says.
"None of your peesness. I go vhere
I like. Hake a good job of dese sboes
or you vbas some dead Dootcbmans."
Und den tbe plumber comes In. He
vhas a sharp man, and I don't believe
It of bim; bnt be bas some shoes to
be fixed, und be says:
"Look a-bere. Hans: yon can't shut
tbls sbop oop tor tbree days/'
s "But If my mudder-ln-law dies?'
Publie Wants Shoee Repaired.
"Then let ber die. The Idea of your
mooning around for tbree days for an
old mudder-ln-law Is all foolishness".
Tbe public vhant some shoes mended,
und you bave got to be bere to do It.
Suppose my mudder-ln-law dies. Do
I sbut oop my shop and cry around
for three days? Not sny. I go by
der funeral, and den I vhas ready for
peesness again. If some water pipes
'burst und 1 vbas tbree days svbay
vbat would. peoples say of 1ft"
"Dot dago cobbler vbas a good
"Bang der dago!"
"TJtid/be gives a Teddy bear mlt
every rem^s> patch he puts on."
"Hajig h,s Teddy bears! Look at
me .in my eye. You bury dot old
woman in two hours und be back
bere ut work. If you don't do It dere
shall be sooch a row around here dot
your shop fulls down."
It vhas der same pit fifteen peoples.
Vben I don't vhant some work dey
rush it In on me; If I vhant some
work dey go by der dago's. 1 lake In
two weeks' repairing lu one day. und
vben der leetle Sherman tailor comes
around ngulu be bears about It und
"Vbell, Hans, maype you vhas nnt
sooch a big shackass asb 1 believe you
vbas, but 1 dunno— I dunno."
Imperfect Equipment.
"I wonder If hunters bad any kind
of equipment In Mmrod's day!" mused
tbe sallow student
"Of course not," said tbe up to date
youth. "They hadn't Invented cameras
and press agents in those dnys."-Bul-
tlmore American.
Different Points of Vltw.
"I bnd a grand luncheon." said the
musical young woitls.il.
"I didn't." replied Ihe musical young
man wbo In too hurried to sit down.
"I had an upright Idnebeon."—Washington Star.
Real Enjoyment.
"Wbat did you eujoy mott during
your vacation?"
"Tbinking about wbat t good time I
was going to bare wben 1 got buiue."
-Smart Set.
Lines te s Lswn Hess.
insensate tning, thou stretebeet out thy
At treavneroiis ss Lsocoon of old,
And  wa,  euapecting not thy trslt'roue
Approach thee smilingly while thou'rt
Betimes  tnou'rt  gentle  as the sKlprul
And do our bidding with a silent charm.
Again thou'rt rtercer than the rlaKy ram
And till our souls with terror and alarm.
Wtien In our Bunaay beat we near thy
Thou whlrlest to our breast and wildly
Hadit thou a face 'twould emlle tn mildest peace.
Like to a wildcat purring tn He den,
Thou dnt wait tne tateful moment lor release
And then mnke ua a* mnrt an a wet hen.
Aye, after thou hast squirted nil our guru
Thou llest in the grass where thuu art
Anr. like a searing, arnrchlng, poisoned
barb v
Are nursling chuckles which thou giveat
(Vhtimin't uf kindness end of wrath ah
G>n  then   thou  eplltter  ue  a  farewell
-Wuuui .N«i.bit In Chicago fust.
Fox Tefritr That Has Covered^ Ovtr
20,000 Miles on Foot.
A wonderiul record as a traveler
has been achieved by Dash, the
smooth-haired fox terrier which accompanied Dr. M. A. Stein, the archaeological explorer, throughout his
great journey of 10,000 miles, undertaken on behalf of the Indian Government, through Central Asia into
China ai.d back.
Though the aggregate ol the
marches, amounted roughy to 10,000
miles in two years and eight months,
the actual distance covered by Dash,
taking into account hie canine habits
of progression, may be estimated at
well1 over 20,000 miles. Dash made
that journey on foot practically the
whole way, except when he went
"ponyback" lor short distances at
times of great heat. When in the
Taklamakan Desert, Dash, like the
rest of the party, had his water allowance strictly limited. It came from
the supply carried on camels in the
form of ice.
Dash went over mountain passes as
high as 16,000 feet above sea level.
Throughout the journey the dog kept
well, and his menu was made up of
scraps from the camp larder. Each
night he slept in Dr. Stein's tent, and
on occasions proved himself a very
useful watchdog. On the high Thibetan uplands his chief recreation waB
chasing wild donkeys, yaks and the
like. He managed to kill several hares
and bring them in to supplement the
store of food.
. Upon many journeys along the Indian northwest frontier Dash has also been the comrade of his master,
and he has probably Been far more of
the world than most people. He has
true British terrior blood in his veins,
although India was his birthplace.
The dog is now in quarantine in London, after having come from India.
Tiny Edifice Is One of the Quaintest
In England.
Many hundreds of those who
annually visit Minehead, Lynmouth,
Porlock, and the surrounding beauty-
spots, miss one of the quaintest snd
most charming, of all, the ancient
and tree-hidden church of Culbone.
It ia scarcely surprising that this
should be the case, for in the flrst
place it is,the smallest, or second
smallest, edifice of the kind in the
kingdom. The point is disputed by
the church of St. Lawrence, in the
Isle of Wight, but may be left to be
quarrelled over, in the mildly bitter
fashion of local champions. Culbone
Church has at any rate a unique and
charming situation in which modestly
ajtoaiii- an/eat m ruaocx laftrxjcr _
to hide its old-world monuments and
relics, for it nestles close in to the
northern recesses of the hill loot, in
a sweet little glade, where the shelter is so complete that the neighboring villagers declare the sun has
never shone upon it during the winter in the memory Of living man. A
toy-like edifice, it measures no more
than 33 feet in length, and but 12 in
breadth, yet has a chancel, with a
very beautiful screen, ns well as a
nav. There is also a thirteenth century font, and that quaint architectural feature known as a barrel roof.
If the door is found to be locked the
key may be obtained at a little cottage that is perched on the higher
ground above it, where, as the visitor is assured, the sun shines beautifully at times, even in winter. To and
from the restful little combe, in which
the church and its diminutive graveyard are hidden, there are a number
of pretty walks, some involving quite
serious climbing, others giving more
easy access to the surrounding towns
ana places of interest. From the cottage already referred to there is a
footpath that at a distance of 300
f'ards or Bo divides the upper track
ending by way of Silcombe Farm to
the Lynmouth road, and the lower,
passing Silcombe Combe to the shore,
or to Twitchin Combe, and on to
An Awkward Roof.
"Many of my opponents," said Joseph Chamberlain in one of his tariff
reform speeches, "are as ignorant oi
my proposition as was a certain farmer, many years ago, of the umbrella.
"This farmer had made a journey
of some twenty miles on foot to a
small town. As he was about to set
off for home again, a hard rain came
up, and his host loaned him an umbrella—a novelty at the time—opening
it himself bo as to save his friend all
possible trouble,
"A week later the farmer brought
the umbrella back. The weather was
bright and fine, but he beld the contrivance open over hiB head.
"'This instrument,' he grumbled,
'is more trouble than it's worth.
There wasn't u doorway in the village
I could get it through, and I had to
tether it all the week in a field'."
England's First Omnibuses,
The London omnibus is now eighty
years old. It was on July 4, 1629,
that George Shillibecr. after being
successively a midshipman in the
British navy und a coach builder in
Paris, placed on the Iiondon streets
the first two omnibuses ever seen.jn
Englnnd. A large crowd asBembledto
witness the start and general admiration was expressed at the smart up-
Eearance ol the vehicle*, which were
uilt to carry twenty-two passengers,
all inside, and were drawn by three
beautiful hays, harnessed abreast. The
word "Omnibus" was painted in lorge
Jotters on both sides ol! the vehicles.
The lore Irom the "Yorkshire Stingo" tn the bunk woe le.; half way,
8d. Newspapers and magazines were
provided free of charge.
Population For the First Time In *
Generation1 Is Increasing,
Fnr the first; time in a generation
at least '.he records of the Irish registrar general show an- increase in the
population of Ireland,
In the middle of the year 1908 the
population of Ireland waB 4,371,455,
I and the returns show that during the
12 months there was an excess of
births over deaths of 25,148. But the
country lost 23,295 persons by1 emigration; so on balanoing the population
has increased by 1,803 only. This is
perhaps little to boast of, but it is
something and suggests the hope that
the exodus which, decade after decade, drained the' country; of its sons
and daughters, and well-nigh exhausted ita vitality, has reached the turning point, and that in future the children of Erin' will stick by their Motherland, give her the benefit of their
brain and brawn, their energy aad
their resourcefulness and help to
make the country prosperous and happy. It was hoped by all friends of
Ireland that tbe passage of the land
purchase act of 1903, the spread of
education and the remarkable development in the industries ol the country would stay the tide of emigration.
Strange to say, it had but an imner-
ceptible influence in this direction
and it is only now that the annual
returns show that )he Irish people
have come to realize that they need
not go to other lands to earn a living.
In the year 1908 there were 22,734
marriages and 102,039 births, the returns in each instance indicating an
increase, Contrasted with the returns
from other countries this is most/satisfactory. In England, for instance,
the registrur general, in his return for
the quarter ending June 30, reports
thut the birth rate was the lowest in
any similnr period since the establishment ol the registration Bystem, while
the medical officer' of health for Manchester Bays that for 30 yearB the birth
rate in England and Wales has fallen
continuously. The' death rate has
fallen also," he adds, "but if the birth
rate continues to tall at the same rate,
the safety of the nation will be seriously endangered." In France the
condition is worse, and race suicide is
steadily decreasing the population oi
the country.
The vital statistics of the registrar
general's report disclose also the gratifying fact that the rate of mortality
per 1,000 irom all forms of tuberculosis in 1908 was lower than in the
preceding three years, and that as
compared' with 1907 there were 386
fewer victims of this disease. This
state oi things is mainly, if not entirely, due to the spread oi education. Inaugurated by the Countess
of Aberdeen, a systematic campaign
was made against tuberculosis and
the people taught to realize that
cleanliness and' improved sanitation
were factors in checking its spread
or in stamping it out altogether. The
erection of comfortable houses ior
farm laborers also contributed to lower the death rate.
Man Who Helped to Save Four Hundred   Lives.
Few men in the Lifeboat Service
have a finer record than James Cable,
whose name is known all over East
Anglia.. Both his father and grandfather were drowned while saving life
at sea. His father swam from shore
with a line to a vessel which was
wrecked, and although all the crew
were saved he lost his life in performing this gallant piece of work.
Mr. Cable has been the means of
saving several hundreds of lives. His
first   rescue   was   in  India  in   1871
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_ 'tf ^w
when he jumped overboard into a
sea infested with sharks and saved
an apprentice who had fallen overboard.
Cable went to sea at the age of 14
and traveled ull over the world in
the merchant service. For a number
of yearB he lived in the Australian
bush, und has also been a fisherman.
He haB been coxswain of the Alde-
burgh Lifeboat twenty-one years. On
one occasion he was out with the lifeboat for 100 hours and saved three
crews of 40 men. At the present moment, when not out with the lifeboat, he gets his living during the
summer months with bathing machines and pleasure boats and teaching swimming. The following are
honors and decorations bestowed on
thiB gallant veteran:
Lifeboat Institute Silver Medal and
three clasps, and another with two
Royal Humane Society Medal,
three Awards of Merit on Vellum.
Silver Cup from the Russian
Silver watch with monogram from
the German Emperor, also two silver
Although juBt on 60 years of'age
he hardly looks 40, ami he hopes to
devote several more years of his life
to the gallant cause ot the Lifeboat
Cost of Coal In Lives.
Ovfr, 8.00ft lives hove been lost in
RrglisH collieries during the past
eight jenis.
N»w Appointment* For This Naoeasar)
Pint of Furniture.
There Is un Old time charm about
sweet lavender that appeals to tile
woman of refinement, aud one of tbe
prettiest novelties of the season IS a
bag of lavender to hang In tbe clothes
press or tuck In the chiffonier drawer.
I'ongee silk Is utilized successfully for
sucb bags, the original of the accompanying sketch being of natural colored pongee witb design of. lavender
Sanitary brushes, as they are called,
represent the latest addition to tbe
boudoir collection, tbe most approved
being fashioned from celluloid, The
backs are perforated to permit tbe tree
circulation of air and drainage of the
bristles. Another new contrivance for
the toilet table Is a hollow comb by
means of whicb tbe tonic now considered so essential for the health of the
Some   Daring  Pranks  Piayeri
Upon Royal Personages.
freer uveKt-eA.ae..
DKBssnra fun* apronrruiN-n.
hair may be satisfactorily applied to
tbe sculp.   A special brush for keeping the eyebrows In good condition bas
also been added to tbe list
As a substitute for tbe glass or metal
bolder for talcum powder wblch uas
been In rogue for some time past tbere
now appears a silver stand ln filigree
design In wbleb the original box' may
be placed. This Is likely to prore as
satisfactory an arrangement as transferring tbe contents ot tbe tin powder
box to a bottle of crystal, or silver.
The remaining article bere Illustrated
is a wicker banger.
Fivt Safety Reiore Among the Things
to Be Exhibited In London.
Wbat was tbe Inspiration ot the five
Englishwomen wbo during the last
year felt that their Inventive powers
were put to tbelr best use In Inventing
safety razors? At all events, five sucb
appliances will be exhibited ln tne
forthcoming London exhibition ot Inventions by women. ' Tbe Inventive
spirit of Englishwomen seems well
developed. Tbere are on an average
every year about 1,000 new contrivances patented. The greater number
of these are, naturally enough. Intend,
ed fof the use of. tbelr own sex, although tbere are such occasional exceptions,
Otber recent forms of tbelr Inventive
skill wben It soared far beyond, tbe
ueeds of mere women were shown In
an automobile, a steam engine and a
flying machine. Of sterner stuff than
most of their sex even In tbls country
of militant suffragettes were tbe Inventors who applied to patent tbelr
methods of strengthening the sides ot
ships In their powers of resistance aad
the new kind of Invisible shield to be
worn In war. Yet these superwomeu
were rare among tbe whole number,
most of whom devoted themselves to
such characteristic Inventions as new
kinds of bats for women and children,
a method of washing fdrs, an apparatus to kill chickens painlessly, new
tangled clothes for dogs aad similar
evolutions of feminine necessities.
This exhibition Is a contrast to that
which will soon be opened In Paris,
dedicated to proving tbe social misery
of women through tbelr,legal' and social Inferiority to man. It Is prophesied tbat tbe most stubborn opponent
of woman suffrage will be convinced
by tbls eloquent collection of 'documents, pictures and other evidence.
Furniture News.
To give tbe desired "old" look to s
new finish bas been found for. furniture. This Is notblng more or less
thuu rubbed off. edges. In heavy
fumed oak the\rtings and arms of
chairs, the corners of sideboards, all
little protuberances that Would naturally bave met tbe most wear In real
antique furniture, bave been treated-
posslbly wltb sandpaper-no thnt the
lighter ground wood shows through
irregularly. Inlay Is a feature of mucb
of the new furniture, "Strips of satin
wood In mahogany, fanciful designs In
colored wood, mother of pearl, etc..
and even tbat Imitation of Inlay gained
by painting or stenciling some glnrlng
flowers or vines on tbe surface; In the
mnnner of bedroom sets of oldi sre
seen on softie of the' handsomest
plecim fnr use In every part of the
house--drawing room, dining room,
ledroom. boudoir.
Decoration* Thst Made His Majesty
explode With Wr.th—A Medical Diploma For a Prince of Walts—The.
Duk. and tht Stockbrokers.
Some years ago a paragraph appeared In a Berlin dally stating tbat Prince-
Henry, wbo bad Just returned from-
bis  visit to the United  States,  twdi
brought  bome as a  prwient to bis-
brother a number of plants of a newc
variety   of crimson   carnation.    "As*"
every one knows," tbe paragraph concluded, "tbe red carnal km Is his Imperial majesty's favorite flower."
Ou the day after the publication ot
tbls news the kaiser was due at Aix-
la-Cbapeile. A member of tbe town,
council suggested that every one In
tbe town wear a buttonhole of tin-
kaiser's favorite flower.
The suggestion was at once acted"
smi. The frock coated members bf tbe
deputation wblch waited next morning
on tne platform' eucb wore proudly m
buttonhole of tbe- deepest crimson.
'f*te poor felttiwa could nnt conceive-
wby th* kaiser's demeanor was so>
fleeting. He dismissed them Witb ai
few words, got luto bis carriage audi
drove off.
At tbe town hnll was anotber deputation, similarly decorated. Tben bin
majesty's wrath exploded. "Wbat Is.",
tbe meaning of tbls Insult?" be demanded. Some une explained, and:
tben one of the kaiser's attendants took,
tbe mayor aside. "My dear sir," belaid, "surely you know that tbe reti
tarnation Is tbe emblem ot the Social
Democrats and of all flowers the one-
Whlcb bis majesty chiefly detests!"
Many years ago King Edward Vll...
theu Prince of Wales, was. the subject of I stupid bnax. Be received a
letter Informing Mm of bis- unanimous
election as honorary member of the
l'rlnceton medical faculty and signed
by three students. With his Invariable ,
courtesy the recipient requested bl»\
private secretary to acknowledge It
Tbe reply said. "His royal highness-
will remember with pride snd satisfaction the mnrk of distinction received at tbe bands of tbe Princeton-
medical faculty." ■[
As a matter of fart there Is not and*
never wna suctl an organisation.
As Impudent a hoax us ever wa»
beard of waa perpetrated In 11*14 upon
I Belgian paper. A letter purporting:
to be lu the.handwriting and above-
tbe signature of Princess Louise ot
Coburg wus received by the editor.,
who very foolishly published It without first assurlhg blmself as to Its genuineness.
Tbis letter gave a long catalogue of
the wrongs of Princess Louise and nf
her sisters and constituted a most
brutal attack uixin ber fatber. tbe king:
of the Belgians.
Tbe letter wns st once copied by s>
number of other papers. Including
more tban one In Englnnd. Naturally
It gave great pain to the princess herself, and tbe only wonder Is tbat a
prosecution for libel was not the Immediate result.
Some years ago a young American
woman wbo was staying In Copem
bagen mnde a bet with a friend thnt
she would propose to tbe king of Denmark.
On one of tbe king's public reception
days the American Indy found her way
to the royal residence.
"Wbat can f do for you, madam?"*
asked the king.
"Your majesty. I desired to ask yon
K ynn would like to marry me?" wn»
the reply.
The king merely smiled.
"I am afraid I am a little too old."
he said, and st the an me moment be*
beckoned to one of the officials to conduct the Indy to the dour. He bail
put her down as a hnrmlesa lunntto
A Joke of rather a rough order wan
played upon the first cousin of tbs emperor of Austria, the Archduke Sal-
vator, once when he was In Paris. He-
was passing tbe boorse-the Parisian
equivalent of the Stock Exchange-
when bis companion, a lanky young*
French count, suggested tbat be-
might look Inside.
"If you walk straight In." he said,
"no one will notice yon. Tbey wily
take you tot » stockbroker."
Tbe duke took him at his word, bnt
of course he was no sooner Inside
than he was recognised as a sightseer
His silk hat was Instantly spirited
sway, and he was at once surrounded
by a mob of dealers wltb notebooks-
sbonrlng fabulous offers to buy or sell
■lock. ''.
Tbe duke hsd a desperate struggle-
to reach the fmnt lobby, and wben it
lint be got tbere. bitless and breathless, he found that some genial ion*
had pinned * long price list to the-
tails of his cost.
It Is nnt likely that iny relgnlmr
•nverelgn ever got s more unpleasant
scire than did Kerdlnnnd of Bulgaria
Home live years ign. His private see-
retsry. I young tiiron. was away In
Austria nn a' vacation when I letter
arrived for his royal master innoune-
ing that'he did nut propose to return
nod that he erosld he gild for the sum
of £4n.nno: otherwise, he wrote, he-
would lie compelled to sell a nnmber
of. secret documents wbleb be bit*
'taken.nway with him.
- Instantly Prince Ferdinand dispatched s couple y>f secret service «*•*-
roys In chite of his missing seeretiry-
whom tbey ran to ground' peacefully
shooting on bis Own estate. Further
Investigation proved tbe missive to h>
Wntblng but I boax.—London Aoiwetw. TBE   REPORTER*   NEW   MICHEL.   BRITISH   COLUMBIA
Sr. Williams' Pink Pills Made
a Permanent Cure.
There are many medicines thst will
relieve indigestion /for a time—there
are few that will make a permanent
■cure. But there is one medicine that
is a sure cure—that medicine is Dr.
"Williams' Pink Pills. They have cur-
«d thousands of cases—many of them
of years standing. Gases like that oi
Mr. John E. Scale, of Montreal, Que.,
after many other medicines have
been tried and found worthless. Mr.
Seale says:—"For nearly six years
I suffered with indigestion. During all
that time I was constantly taking
medicine for the trouble, but never
got more than temporary relief. Finally I decided to try Dr. Williams'
Pink Pills and after using them for
some time the trouble disappeared
and I am now able id eat heartily
•without the least trace pf the suffering I formerly endured. I can, from
my own experience, strongly recommend Dr. Williams' Pink Pills as a
permanent cure for indigestion."
Dr. Willjams' Pink Pills for Pale
People are good for every disease
that good blood is good for, simply because they make good blood—that is
why they cure rheumatism, heart palpitation, indigestion, neuralgia, St.
Vitus dance and the ailments of girlhood and womanhood. Dr. Williams'
Pink Pills for Pale People are sold
by all medicine dealers or direct by
mail at 60 cents a box or six boxes
for $2.60 from The Dr. Williams'
Medicine Co., Brockville, Ont.
"What a beautiful little baby he
Ib!" exclaimed the neighbor who had
"He isn't six months old yet,
either," said the proud young mother,
"and he weighs over twenty pounds."
"Whnt have you named him?"
"Well," hesitated the mother,
"Henry and I differed a little about
that. He wanted to give him one
name, and I wanted to give him another; but we finally compromised,
and agreed to call him John Wesley."
i "I see; you named him after the
greet founder of Meth "
"No, indeed," quickly interrupted
the mother. "That naVne, as I said, is
a compromise."
"But how?"
"The 'John' ia for Cnlvin, • id the
"Wesley' iB for John Wesley.'"
"Oh, I see."
Minard's Liniment for sale everywhere
. The little daughter of a certain
clergyman has reached the age where
big words are apt to floor her, and
where she is very sensitive to the remarks of an older brother.
Not long ago she came running to
her father.
"Papa, papa, George called me
"Why, what did George sayP"
"OB, Baid   the   little   girl, with a
strong expression of discust, "he said
. I practised what I preached.   I don't,
do I?"
"Well, my child, I "
"But I don't, do 1 papa?, I don't
any more thnn"you do, do I?"
-^ And then the clergymen flushed.
Rut he took a half hour from his ser-
mon nnd explained the meaning of the
obnoxious expression to the best of
his ability.
A Connecticut farmer planted tobacco seeds that hnd lain in a jor for
fortv-five yeors. The seeds raised
healthy plants nnd were declared to
lie tobacco by factory experts juBt in
time to save them from going into the
cold slaw.
Do It Now.—Disorders of the digestive apparatus should be dealt with at
once before complications arise that
may be difficult to cope with. The
surest remedy to this end and one that
is within reach of all, is Parmelee's
Vegetable Pills, the best laxative and
sedative on the market. Do not delay,
but try them now. One trial will convince anyone that they are the best
stomach regulator thnt enn be got.
'"Who ?»ve the bride nway?"
"Her little brother.    He stood up
right in the middle of the ceremony
and yelled   'Hurrnh,   Fanny,   you've
got him at last!' "
Minard's Liniment Cures Burns, Etc.
The Old, Old Story
"Don't chide me for carrying a revolver.   This little gun saved my life
"How exciting I  Tell me about it."
"I was starving, and I pawned it."
—Cleveland Lender.
. Dysentery corrodeB the intestines
* and speedily eats away the lining,
bringing about dangerous conditions
- that may cause death. Dr. J. D. Kel-
logg's Dysentery Cordial clears the intestinal canals of the germs that cause
the inflammation, and by protecting
the lining from further ravages restores
them to healthy condition. Thoae subject to dysentery should not be without this" simple yet poweriuf*remedy.
No Secret
"What was the secret of his success ?"
"No secret about it. He just minded
his own, business."
■: u m Af,'.V A7. r    -
Many Were Friends of tht -trlf Well-
Beloved Catholic Dean.
Eegret over the death of tbe lite
Rev. Father John Egan, Dean of Barrie has not by any means been confined to those of his own religious
communion. The possessor of one of
the biggest hearts that waB ever put
into a man, of the most delightful
and winning brogue that was ever
given to du Irishman, and of an exceptionally witty tongue, his company
was welcome wherever he went.
Anecdotes by the score have been
related of him, some of them true
and some of them false, and a number of them of course have found
their way into this journal. Probably
the best of them, which waa published two or three yearB ago, and which
is worth repeating, was the" famous
retort he made to a certain prelate
who rebuked him for being so fond
of horses, saying that hit mind should
be more placed upon spiritual. matters. They were driving along the
road, and presently a comely ^oung
woman parishioner ourtesied to them
""A very fine-looking young woman," commented the prelate. "Every
man to hiB taste," replied the dean
quick as a shot; "I prefer horseflesh."
When he lived at Richmond Hill
twenty years ago and was compelled
to drive a great deal hiB love of horseflesh was famous. He always had a
trotter that could give the dust to
most of those encountered on the
road, and in winter time when speeding was good oh npper Yonge street
it waa his delight to try it out with
the crack trotters from Toronto, whose
owriirs loved in this fashion to wile
away a winter's afternoon. On the
other hand, he was a parish priest
in the truest sense of the word, especially in his handling of the types of
rough, ignorant, and contentious peo-
{ile with whom he had to deal. He
ooked after their financial affairs for
them, protected them from those who
would prey on their credulity, and altogether proved himself in a very
real sense a friend and adviser as
well as a spiritual guardian.
Joe Coture of Owen Sound Claimed
1785 as Birth" Year.
Joe Coture is dead. And in his
death Owen Sound loses one of its
best known figures. A mnn of giant
frame and strength consistent wit*i
his size, he was a conspicuous figure,
whether on the streets, or in his boat
sailing up the river. But of late, the
old man hnd been failing. His big
frame grew gaunt, his step slow.
About a month ago, while cutting
wood, he gashed.his foot with the
axe. His system, enfeebled by age,
wns not able to withstand the shock.
According to hie own story, he was
born in 1785, and was therefore 124
years old. His mother was a squaw,
his father a Frenchman. The first
three years of Joe's life was spent
amid Indian surroundings; then his
parents came to this locality and settled near the point where his cabin
now stands. His early years were
spent here; but the "jsranderlust" of
his Indian ancestors asserted itself,
and for years he traveled, visiting
many places in Canada and the Republic to the Bouth. HiB wanderings
over, he returned and spent the rest
of his days here, fishing and hunting and trapping until game became
too scarce.
On one occasion, it is said, he went
to buy a barrel of salt for his fish.
The merchant jocularly said, "Joe,
you can have a barrel if you'll
Bhoulder it." "All right!" growled
Joe; and stooping, he caught the
barrel by the chines, and with a
mighty heave, hoisted it over his
head and set it across his broad
shoulders. Then, grinning st the
discomfited merchant, he walked off,
carrying the barrel. When one looked at the man, a year or so ago—six
feet four inches tall, and broad in
proportion—the story was easy to
Joe was a great boxer and wrestler,
but with oil hiB strength, and all his
love for game, he was never quarrelsome. He was always considered one
of Owen Sound's most peaceable and
law-abiding citizens.—Owen Sound
Sun. *s*
A Quebec Custom. N
The custom of placing a green
bough on the roof of a newly-built
house is not confined to Germany,
but was adopted by the French-Canadians, who brought it with them from
The custom was originated from the
superstition prevalent centuries ugo
that every tree is inhabited by a
spirit. Consequently, it was believed
Mat everv time a tree was felled another spirit was dispossessed, and
this waB supposed to cause some bitterness on his part against society.
Rather than risk having these
homeless and disgruntled spirits vent
.their ill-feeling upon the houses under construction or upon the builders,
says Van Norden's Magazine, a
branch was planted on the highest
part of the house for their occupancy.
They were then supposed to be mollified, and if they remained so until
the roof was put on any evil design
contemplated would prove harmless,
for the spell would be broken.
Canada's Fine Cheese.
W. A. McKinnon, Canadian Trade
Commissioner at Birmingham, Eng.,
in a report to the Trade and Commerce Department, says that Canadian shipments ol cheese since May
show the greatest improvement in
richness, flavor, and appearance of
any year on record. For the year
ending July 30 the total imports of
cheese into Great Britain were 110,824
boxes, of which Canada supplied 76,-
074 boxes.        •
When Children Are Injuredl
Children are always sustaining cuts,
bruises, burns, etc., and not infrequently contract ringworm, scalp diseases, and similar skin troubles at
school. Mothers wi". find Zam-Buk
without equal for all these accidents
and diseases.. >
Mrs. Thomas Allen, I6S Water St.,
St. Mary's (Ont.), says:—"My daughter Mildred, 4 years old, was severely burned by falling on a hot flat iron.
She was burned on the heel, instep,
and on the thigh very badly. I at
once applied.some Zam-Buk, which
eased the pain, and in* the course of
a few days the wounds were thoroughly healed."
Mrs. George Aldridge, 12 Louise St.,
Stratford, says—"While playing barefooted about the yard my son Bertram, 6 years old, stepped on a broken glass bottle, which cut very deep;
ly into his big toe. The cut was so
deepthat I sent for a doctor and had
the foot properly dressed, the doctor
leaving a lotion to be applied daily.
Under this treatment, however, the
wound seemed to get no better but on
the contrary inflammation set in. A
kindly neighbor then recommended
Zam-Buk. We obtained a supply, and
after B few applications the child
seemed to rest better, and the pain
was very much reduced. In a few
flays, under the Zam-Buk treatment
the Wound assumed a better appearance, and from that time healing
wsb very rapid. Inflammation and
soreness were finally completely banished, and in ten days from the first
application of Zam-Buk, we took the
bandages from the foot. I feel sure
that but for Zam-Buk the child would
have had a very bad time, and might
have had to sacrifice the toe."   ^
Not only forxcuts, burns, bruises,
etc., is Zam-Buk effective but also for
serious skin diseases such as eczema,
ringworm, ulcers, etc. It also cures
poisoned sores, chronic wounds, bad
leg, piles, festering sores, chapped
hands, cold sores, frost-bite, and all
skin injuries and diseases. Druggists
and stores everywhere sell at 60c a
box, or post free for price from Zam-
Buk Co., Toronto; 3 boxes $1.26. You
are warned against harmful imitations sometimes represented to be
"just as good."
Small boys are not always as sympathetic as their relatives wish, but on
the other hand, they are seldom | aa
heartless as they sometimes appear.
Why are you crying so. Tommy?"
inquired one of the boy's aunts, who
found her small nephew seated on the
door-step, lifting up his voice in loud
wails.   •
"The b-baby fell d-down-stairs!"
blubbered' Tommy.
"Oh, that's too bad," said the aunt,
stepping over him and opening the
door. "I do hope the little dear wasn't
much hurt I"
"S-she's only hurt a- little!" wailed
Tommy. "But Dorothy s-saw her fall,
while I'd gone to the g-grocery! I
never s-see nnything!"
Red, Weak, Weary, Watery Eyes
Relieved By Murine Eye Remedy
Try Murine For Your Eye Troubles
You Will Like Murine. It 8o0thea.
SOc At Your Druggists. Write For
Eye Books. Free. Murine Eye Remedy Co., Toronto.
Sugar Water.
Eau sucree is said to dispel thirst
more efficaciously than any other
drink, and it is simplicity itself. Put
three large lumps of sugar in a turn,
tier with a tablespoonful ol wnter and
allow the sugar to dissolve, then fill
up with more cold water. The French
say that the perfection of this drink
consists in letting the sugar first melt j
slowly in a tmall quantity oi water '
"Willii, did you put your penny in
the contribution box in Sunday school
"No, mamma; I ast Eddy Lake, the
preacher's son, if I couldn't keep it
an' Bpend it ior candy, an' he gave
ine permission."
The most obstinate corns and warts
fail to resist Hollowey's Corn Cure.
Try it.
Reporter—Professor, what language
do you suppose the people nearest the
North Pole speak?
The Professor—What a question 1
Polish,N>f course.
Baltimore, Md., Nov. 11, 1903.
Minard's Liniment Co., Limited.
Sirs,—I came across a bottle of yonr
MINARD'S LINIMENT in the hands
of one of the students at the University at Maryland, and he being so
kind as to let me use it (or a very bad
sprain, which I obtained in training
for foot races, and to say that it
helped me would be putting it very
mildly, and I therefore ask if you
would let me know of one of your
agents that is closest to Baltimore so
that I may obtain some of it. Thanking you in advance, I remain.
Yours truly,
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"I diagnose all my eases from the
patient's eyes," said a doctor emphatically. "Now, your right eye tells me
that your liver is affected."
"Excuse me, doctor," the patient remarked, "but my right eye is a glass
Minard's Liniment relieves Neuralgia.
As a result of the world crusade
against drug abuses, China this year
will reduce by 16 per cent her opium
acreage. Dope that formerly, in New
York City, could be bought for $1.50
a pound, now brings $60 and Ib hard
to get st that.
Send for free sample to Dent. N.U., National Drug & Chemical Co., Toronto.
W. N. U., No. 762
Arthur E. McFarlane Hn Achieved
t   Feme In U.S.
In these highly developed days the
•riter of a special article is expected to put fancy as well ss the real
facts into his material. He ia expected to be epigrammatic, to put
life blood into bis stuff, to make his
readers Bit up and laugh here and
there oil through the article and
then take it seriously in the end.
That's what Arthur E. McFarlane.
the well-known young Canadian
magazine writer does. If he didn't
deliver the goods he would not have
bo many of his articles accepted and
highly paid for by big publications.
Fof it takes time to work up the
material for a special article these
days, and time means money. And
the ftct that any one of I dozen
leading editors is ready to say, "McFarlane, spend the time and money
necessary to get wise on this question, and let ub have what you think
it's worth"—this fact means that McFarlane can deliver the goods.
Some time ago he made a contract
with a certain journal to write something about Barnum and Bailey's
circus. He didn't simply go to the
circus and write a page or two about
it offhand. He traveled with the
show for two or three weeks; stood
in the ticket-seller's cage and kept
his eye peeled for incidents; dressed
as a clown and helped in a turn; and
learned pretty nearly everything
there was to learn about tiie humorous and serious sides of running a
big circus. That's the way special
articles are worked up these days,
and that is one reason why their
prepartion is somewhat more arduous but also more profitable than
short-story writing.
Naturally Mr. McFarlane, sojourning with strange folk here and there
to learn their habits and language,
has accumulated a large fund of good
stories. One that he told the other
day to some friends seems timely
just now when so much is being
heard from suffragettes on the lack
of consideration accorded women by
the world. Mr. McFarlane and
Arthur Stringer roomed together for
a time when they made their first
attack on jiterary New York. In
those anti-prosperity days, the young
men lived frugally in unaesthetio
surroundings, their window looking
out on a prospect somewhat resembling the famous street scene in
"Salvation Nell." They were amused
as well as distracted by many strange
noises, but from the cramped domicile of a certain family near by arose
every night sounds of discord and
strife that came to be distinctive and
of compelling interest. One night in
this disturbed and disturbing home
a row ensued that made all previous
rackets there seem as the cooing of
doves. All over the court windows
flew open, that of McFarlane and
Stringer among them. From what
could be heard it seemed that murder was being done. They were just
about to dash off, thinking to rescue
a woman from the hands of a brutal,
besotted husband, when suddenly an
excited little urchin rushed out of B
doorway, and yelled to a group of
night hawks assembled on the pavement :
"Come on up quick, youse; me
muctder'e killin' me fodder."
Then the windows were all slammed down and interest in the episode
suddenly faded.
A Peripatetic.
The hotel at Wainwright, one of
the new divisional points of the
Grand Trunk Pacific and one of the
new towns along that line which are
booming at present, wns not built originally at Wainwright, but at a
point called Denwood, some" three
miles and a half east. When the line
was going through and the new towns
were being projected, the proprietor of
the hotel got what he thought was a
sure tip that a spot on the prairie
called Denwood was to be the divisional point. With real western enterprise he built his big hotel before
the line, ready for traffic to come,
waiting already to be the centre of
life tor the new western hub, gateway or bread basket—every town in
the west is one of the three. But
the Une went elsewhere. Wainwright
was chosen as Uie divisional point.
Nothing daunted, the proprietor proceeded t" haul his hotel to the new
,vh a: located at the corner of
whdt is now Main street snd Second
avenue, Wainwright. As he had to
drive the lumber for his first hotel
some 32 miles over the prairie, he
certainly deserves some modicum of
C.P.R. Telegraphs,
The 65,000 miles of telegraph wire
already operated by the C.P.R. will
receive considerable additions during
the coming months. Nine hundred
and Beventy-one miles of wire will be
erected between Winnipeg and Field,
and another 276 miles between Calgary and Cranbrook. A new wire hat
just been completed bitwe»n Toronto
and Sudbury, thus giving Toronto an
independent connection with Winnipeg, Owing to the growth ol business
between Vancouver Island and the
mainland another cable will probably
be laid in the near future. Should
the contributors to the Pacific cable
decide to lay on Atlantic cable as
part of the scheme of an "All-red"
communication between Great Britain and Australia, via Canadi, the
Canadian Pacific is stated to have
offered its right of way from Halifax
to Vancouver for a special wire for
the handling of this business.
Railways to Spend $30,000,000.
With the immense works of the
Grand Trunk Pacific Railway Co. ond
the Canadian Pacific and Canadinn
Northern Cos.' improvements, together with the building of many new elevators, it is difficult to imagine the
ultimate expansion of the two ports of
of Fort William Bnd PoH'Artnur, on
Lake Superior. An imaginary line
alone separates these two municipalities, and the fusion nf their interests
in course of time will be inevitable.
It is stated that within the next few
years these railway companies will
spend nearly $.10,000,000 upon terminal facilities at these points.-Standard oi Empire.
A. H. Howard of Toronto Is Csnida's
Foremost Illuminator.
Whenever the fathers of the City of
Toronto have an August Personage to
receive and entertain, or a feudal devoir to extend to an Imperial Consol
or to Royalty across tbe seas with its
capital R, they very wisely seek in
perhaps the happiest of their efforts
the aid and allegiance of art. Sometimes these well-meant endeavors miscarry, but for the last thirty yean
they have never been open to vital
objection wben Mr. A. H. Howard,
B.C.A.. has been entrusted with that
branch of tne ceremonious preparation which he has made so genuinely worthy and bo peculiarly his own.
The Illuminated Address iB a fortunate survival of the mediaeval period
before typewriting was dreamed about
in even the most advanced monasteries; when script wis laboriously produced with a quill pen, and monks
in atone cells poured forth their pent
souls in elaboration of initial letters,
paragraph ornaments and marginal
complications of primitive design.
Just as modern painting has developed the simplicities and far surpassed tbe old crudities*of the middle
ages—whatever pedants and academic
critics may say to the contrary—so
modern illumination and allegorical
design has broadened, matured and
blossomed into subtleties of complex
and refined beauty besides which the
beBt examples of the ancient monks
seem but as they are—mediaeval.
These remarks are called forth by the
fact that recently two fine examples
of Mr. Howard's work was presented
on behalf of the corporation of the
city of Toronto and the Association
of Canada's Industrial Exhibition, respectively, to that flne old sea dpg
and foremost navel representative of
the Empire, Lord Charles Beresford.
For fully thirty years Mr. Howard
has been evolving beautiful conceptions out of formal resolutions and
polite expression of loyalty and respect in behalf of the citizena of Toronto and representative bodies included among her people. All of the
Governors-General from the Marquis
of Lome down to Lord Minto and the
present tactful and justly popular
vicfe-regent, Earl Grey, have borne
away gilded compliments from the
hand of the same artist, each one
absolutely a fresh conception, each
one a" thoughtful and sincere work' ol
art.- In England there must exist by
now material for a considerable library of such volumes if the time ever
came when for any possible, reason
they should be gathered together. The
late Queen Victoria possessed one or
more. King Edward owns at least
one, Queen Alexandra another, the
Prince of Wales another, the Aber-
deens received several, and appreciate
them, too, as we have good reason to
The address to Lord Beresford presented recently by the Exhibition Association is a noteworthy example ol
Mr. Howard's symbolical treatment of
the text and an especially beautiful
specimen of colored elaboration and
enrichment. It consists of a book of
six pages of thick vellum bound in
genuine morocco in which is embossed and inlaid his lordships' coat of
arms. The first page bears the superscription in quaint lettering, with
the coat of arms and the two crests
richly emblazoned. The address proper follows on the remaining pages
writtenatin the old Black Face lettering oi the Teutons, embroidered with
tracery and inventive symbolic devices suggestive of the sea, of Empire
and the deals of industry and of
the National Exhibition of the Canadian people. One gathers from the
press reports that Condor Charley,
bluff old war dog of the sea though
he may be, possesses a fine taste in
the ancient gentle art of Illumined
Design as exemplified in the work
of a master of the most modern
school, both in methods and in temperament.
Humorous Side of Fire.
Even so serious a fire as that at
the legislative buildings had its numerous features, and while the work of
years was burning a bare half dozen
workmen were unconcernedly working
away at the barely begun structure of
the addition to the buildings, which
is going up at the north of the centre
section of the structure.
Cabinet Ministers sat about on
chairs which had been carried on'
upon the lawn by a volunteer talvar
corps and sheltered themselves froi.
a chilly wind with floor mats or what
While the fire was at its height,
but when everything which could be
saved in the way of loose papers, and
the like, Hon. Adam Beck sat st his
luncheon in the burning west wing
giving a splendid presentation of the
heroic Casabianca save that instead
of the historic peanuts he was leisurely devouring a tasty melon. "You
are not worrying," he waa asked.
"What's the use." was the laconic reply. "There isn't anything I can do
and I want my lunch. If I'd worried
I would have died long ago."
A Beresford Incident.
A pretty little incident occurred on
the City Hall tower, which the Beresford party visited on leaving the
mayor's ofllce after the reception in
the Toronto council chamber the other day. There were several visitors
there when the party arrived, one ol
them, a little girl who carried a tiny
"May I take your picture," she
timidly enquired of Lord Charles;
plucking up courage on noticing bis
kindly smile and twinkling eyes.
"Certainly, my denr," returned the
hero of many naval engagements, and
the picture was duly taken.
Crows Neet Coal.
With the acquisition of a controlling interest in the Crows Nest Coal
Co. by Mr. J. J. Hill, of the Great
Northern Railwuy, a vigorous policy
of development is being carried out,
entailing the construction of one
thousand new coke ovens. Tho coke
made from the Crows Nest coal is of
the very highest quality, and the
greater portion of thin additional out- |
put is destined for the smelting industry in the adjoining State of Mon-
tana, which is without coal depoiits
oi any kind.
nUR 144 pstfe Cettiogue
w illustrated in -colon will
be sent free upon request
This is the finest Ca_K
lo_ue of Diamonds, Jewelry,
Silverware, China, Cut
Glass, Leather Goods,
Stationery and Novelties
ever issued.
We prepsy all express
char.es on every article
sold by us and cheerfully
refund the money if foods
are not satisfactory.
Ryrie Bros*,
I34-13S Yonge StrMt
Gleaningi snd Gottlp
The Russian czar rules over 160,000,-
000 persons.
One aeroplane factory of Paris em-
ploys 62 persons.
The meeting of the British association in 1913 will in all probability bs
held in Australia; The effort is being
made by he officials of the university
of Melbourne, who are now in corres
pondence with the various educational
and scientific bodies of the southern
Nuremberg is the centre of the toy
trade of the world. More than half
the employes in the toy factories are
women and girls. The wages of tha
female toymnkers are about five cents
an hour. Of the estimated German
top output of 125,000,000 a year, about
$19,000,000 is exported, more than
half going to Great Britain and the
United States.
A Berlin museum has recently acquired a very valuable manuscript
which originated in the second century
B. C. It seems to be of the nature of a
biographical dictionary, for it contains
a list of the leading men of the time
in art, statesmanship and warfare
with much other general information
of a similar nature. The paper was
found in the wrappings of a mummy.
World Producst
Sold only In sesltd
Itsd pickets
At ill Grocsrs.
ant* 4ll or- diM 	
•mm or«r tkt tight can be o-mt
by Dr. •fcrttr't* rtniritlM a>rik»
me***.  Writ* for FrM Book.
Franklin O.Ctrtv.M.D.
IIS Rut* Hi.. China*,, III.
m JB Agents Wanted
to push ind tell •
full line ot The'
Willmstt Binders,
Mowers, Rskss,
Shocktn, Shock
Loaders,  Etc
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Western  Representative. Begins.
m   ■
ind do It with
A Bale disinfectant with which to
spray the interior woodwork of barns
or sheds.
It is perfectly harmless and cm be
used on any wooden drinking troughs
or Iced boxes.   Will not rust iron.
Use "Cattle and Sheep Drip" on
your live stock.
Ask your storekeeper or write to
Sales Manager.
Carbon Oil Works.
'Time-Trie! Silverware
SllnnmtUtttitlttht watt
tit few «f -fiffy »t ll Met
18^ Rogers brqs:
Stem Hit qnflfy mark M
islets, fen-, tpetss, etc
Vflff fffl Mlt, fit It I* VWn/fe
ek„ are.afaavM
MIRIDCN ■•){*» CO.
tOsM av Laasuia dbalsu
'ULajrlklt that Marl* fool and Billiards
Drop in anytime and have a game.   Tables in excellent condition.
Choice Cigars, Cigarettes and Tobaccos.
Barber Shop
Now open and ready for business.   A trial solicited.
Imperator  Hams
AND BACON, are the best cured Meat in Canada
Shamrock Lard      Provincial Govt. Creamery Butter
All Government Inspected Meats
Home Made Sausage. No order too small to till
Two Deliveries Dajly to All. Parts qf the Town
P. Burns & Co, Ltd.
The Dominion Government
estimates contain an appropriation of $10,000 for a pub--
lie building at Cranbrook and
$11,000 for a drill hall at
Fernie. i
trial takes place Macleod this
week for the murder of Angus
Rous in September last.
Some dozen of witnesses will
be summoned.
George Hungerford, who
has been employed as chief
timber ranger for the King
Lumber Co., at Cranbrook,
for several years, died this
week at No. 2 bush cariip.
Coleman, Nov. 21.—R. A.
Richmond, between Coleman
and Blairmore, waa fined $50
and costs for selling liquor
without a license today.
Frank, Nov. 23.— A man,
an old resident of the Pass, by
the name of Coots, living
near Passburg, was found by
the engineer pf a passing train
lying near the track. The
engineer stopped the train
and picked him up, taking
him to Frank, where he died,
Cranbrook, Nov. 22—Wm.
Edward Hall, son of Conductor Joseph Hall, while working on a westbound train, met
with a sudden death just out
of Jaffray. How tho accident
really happened nobody
knows, but it is supposed that
with the snow and slush on
the top of the cars the young
man in passing from one 'car
to another fell beneath the
train'. When the train crew
missed him il hand c_r4and
men were sent ba'ck to search
for him, ahd he was found
lying unconscious by the; side
of the track! He was taken
to Wardnfir and an -engine
and caboose rushed him here,
whore he died without regaining consciousness.
Frank., Alta., Nov. 22.—A
young man by the name of
\\7lstenholme was driving a
load of lumber over the slide
i few days ago when the rig
turned over, and he had the
mi-ioi'tune to havepne of his
tegs broken in two places. He
rt'fta found about an hour after
liu accident by a passer-by
with the horses laying on
their backs,
Frank, Nov. 22.—Superiii-
< mltut Primrose, of the ll.
WW.M.P., was in Frank to-
x day,   His business principally
jBOUBistod 'n looking up witnesses against 1-ureski. whoso
Lethbridge, Nov. 23>--A
serious dynamite explosion
took place yesterday at the
home of August Lesowski, a
homesteader living four miles
south of Bow Island. He
came to Bow Islttnd only
about a month ago and was
digging a well near his house.
A stick of dynamite he had
put in the well did not explode so he tojd his nephew
to go to the house and put
two sticks of dynamite in the
oven to thaw but; A few
minutes later Mrs. Lesowski
saw smoke coming from the
oven and opened the oven
door.     The   dynamite    im-
1    *
mediately exploded and she
ivas seriously injured.
Pointed Provincial
Vancouver, Nov. 22—Commander Parry, H.M.S. Egeria
has received instructions from
the British admiralty, authorizing him to transfer the Es-
quimalt naval station to Canada, as soon as Canada is
ready to accept the transfer.
The Reporter
for Stationery
Eastern   Canada
Ontario, Quebec and
Maritime Provinces
Tickets on sale Dec, 1 to Dec. 'II, inclu-
-live, good to return within three months
Tickets issued in. connection with At hint ic
Steamship business will Im on sale from
Nov. 21, and limited to live mouths from
date of Issue
Finest Equipment. Standard First-Class
and Tourist Sleeping Cars and Dining
Cars on all Through Trains. Compartment-Lihrary-Ohservation Cars on the
"Imperial Limited" and "Atlantic Express. "
3   Through Express
trains   Daily   3
leaves Winnipeg daily at 22,40, making
connections at Toronto (or all   points
. . East and West thereof,
Tho "Imperial Limited" leaves Wlnni.
peg daily at 18.16, and the "Atlantic
Express'1 at 8.00 daily, making connections at Montreal for all points East
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Foreign Despatches and
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Winnipeg, Nov. 22.—Tlu.
G.T.P. and Canadian Northern railways will join together
in opposing the demands of
the engineers and firemen of
these roads for increase in
Sir Wilfrid Laurier celebrated his 08th birthday this
week and received the congratulations of'King Edward.
Montreal, Nov. 19. —- A
curious find was made here today on St. Cathrines street,
when large bodies of ore resembling sijver, were uncovered in a shaft 36 feet deep for
the foundations of the new
Ogilvie store. The mineral
resembles quartz heavily load*
ed with silver, but it is not
yet known whether it is of
any Value* Samples are being
analyzed by the Milton Her-
sey Company.
If the ore pans out as of
value, amine may be developed.
Toronto,'Nov. 21.—The A;
F. of L. convention yesterday
decided that if President
Gompers,. Secretary Frank
Morrison and John Mitchell
go to jail for the terms to
which they have been sentenced, they are to be made
receipients of salary on the
basis of $5,000 per annum.
This is the salary paid the
president. This conclusion
was reached after a discussion
On the report of the committee
appointed to consider the
question of enumeration to
the leaders in view of their
Toronto, Nov. 22. -- The
29th convention of the American Federation of Labor came
tr a cdnclusion today with the
election of officers for the ensuing year. Samuel Gompers
was re-elected president by
acclamation and was given a
great ovationi
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Service 3 p.m., in the schoolhouee.
MICHEL, Sunday School,  2.30 p.  m.
Evening service, at 7,30.    Band ol
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Rtjv. S. T. Chenoweth, M. A., Pastor.
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invitation to you to attend these services.
michel; Bl C.
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Evensong, 3.30 p.. m.
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}i there is no Union Printing
Office in yqui* town, send your
work to the Reporter Office,
New Michel, and have it done
by the man, who, Unionized
the First Printing pffice in the
Pass; ahd have vour iobs decorated with that
Countaaa of Granard to Remove Oppo-
•ition to Elkins-Abruzzi Matoh.
The Countess of Granard, wbo was
Miss Beatrice Mills ot New York and
to the niece of Ambassador Wtaltelaw
Reid, bas during ber married life In
England made an enviable reputation
for berself ae a witty conversationalist
and a successful hostess. King Edward recently was tbe guest of tbe
Earl and Countess of Granard at
tbelr splendid estate, and during this
visit tue American countess Invoked
bis aid In behalf of ber friend Miss
Katberlne Elklns toward removing tbe
opposition of tbe dowager queen of
Italy to tbe marriage of Miss Elklns and
ber grandson, tbe Duke of tbe Abruszl.
As everybody knows, tbs Duke of tbe
Abruszl, wbo baa proved himself a
man by braving In tarn the snows of
tbe arctic and of the Himalayas' loftiest peaks, la read; to renounce all
claims to tbe throne of Italy If only
be wins bis'American affinity.
Lady Granard. friends say, too, that
as soon as tbe dnke returns from India—and he Is on bis way—be. Miss
Elklns and her motber will meet at
Mortimer House, tbe splendid resident-* nu Balkln street whlcb the Earl
of Granard recently leased.
They add tbat Mrs. Elklns and Miss
Elklns are about to go from Bad Nan.
helm. In Hesse, to Marlenbad. ln Bohemia, for the sole purpose of being
Introduced formally to tbe king. He
la at Marlenbad for tbe "cure," as
usual each year. When Mrs. Elklns
and Miss Katberlne Elklns went
abroad last June tbe young lady's
father, a senator from West Virginia,
announced that she had "a slight affection of the heart" and waa going
wlih her mother to one or anotber ol
tbe European spas to take the waters.
Miss Elklns, a lovely and determined
girl, seems to be able to brave the
frosts and to climb the mountains of
Queen Murgtierltn's opposition. Mean,
time. It Is reported from India, the
Duke of tbe Abruszl hns scaled the
highest peak In tbe Himalayas. Mount
Everest, of whose height tbe minimum
estimate Is 28.000 feet, or about twice
the height of Mont Blanc. This
mountain Is In an ext.emely Inaccessible region. The statement tbat the
dnke has scaled It Is not confirmed, but
the fact tbat be Is returning from In
dla ia assured.
Women Ruining Thtlr Figures.
Hugh Cains, fhe Boston sculptor, de
Clares Ibat women's figures bave been
ruined by devotion to fashion. Be
says It Is Impossible for a woman tc
be wasp walsted one year nnd free
laced tbe neit and still preserve artls
tic lines. He points out tbat a yeai
or so ago women were pinching theii
■waists nnd fbat nt present frocks hang
loose wltb hardly a suggestion of a
wnlst line. Cains certainly bits the
truth when he says the fashions this
summer are In execrable taste. Slim
women are made to look like tooth,
picks and plump women can't, and,
true tn the contrariness of the sex, It
Is tbe woman nf comfortable avolrdu
pole wbo pushes (be fashions to the
extreme. Tims erery woman above
the normal weight for ber height could
gain In proportion by breaking het
waist wltb a belt, but Invariably tbey
run straight up and down, thereby
accentuating tbe fullness, wbleb secretly, of course, tbey bale like poison
Tbe failure In tbls respect of women
to mnke Ibe most of themselves force!
the Impression tbat tbe sex contain!
few artists.
French View ef Women.
Is It nil a myth about the gallantry
and chivalry of the Frenchmen? A
French Journal pnt a string of questions lo 20,000 frenchmen, and nut of
the lot only 342 placed beauty among
the Iti-Ht six qualities desirable In a
wife. In thirteen desirable qualities
wealth stood halfway down the list
and health was almost unanimously
placed flrst. Courage, fidelity, cleverness and kindred virtues follow, while
good nature, oddly enough. Is put next
to the Inst. An Ainerlcnn woman
reading over the verdict estlmnted
that there might have been one mat-
lied man In nil the 20.000, else good
rwiure would hnve stood first of (II
-aWlle.ilill! nunlltles,
No Other Danomin.tlon Has Undergone So Many Changes.
The universal money of the,people
la tbls country Is tbe cent The child
does his earliest business thinking In
terms of cents. Tbe hobo bolds np tho
passerby wltb tbe request for a few
cents to relieve tbe pangs of hunger.
It Is the unit of coinage. On tbe other
side ot tbe continent tbe contempt for
It is rapidly being overcome, and tbe
mints bave to take a constantly Increasing demand for it into their
reckonings. Tbe appearance of the
new Lincoln cent Is one of the most Interesting additions to this colnnge that
have been produced. For practically
the first time it substitutes the real for
the Ideal, or, rather, tbe fanciful.
Perhaps no other monetary denomination has undergone so many changes
of design. Since tbe republic was born
there have been almost annual changes
ln. the character of the cent Most of
tbese have been trivial, tbougb some
have been radical. The cent of 1792
bore a bust of Liberty, witb flowing
hair and the legend "Liberty. Parent
of Science and Industry." Tbe next
year what was known as the "chain
cent" was produced, showing on tbe
reverse a chain wltb fifteen links.
Tbere were many Imperfect dies In
those days, but the Imperfections have
not Infrequently made them more precious to coin collectors. A genuine
1799 cent has been among tbe pieces
most prized by the numismatist, since
they early became very scarce. This
was ssld to be due to the enterprise of
a Salem firm that secured several hundred thousand of them and sent tbera
to the coast of Africa, where, punched
with holes, they were hung as ornaments on the necks of tbe natives-
Boston Transcript
The Campanile of St. Mark's.
"In Venice the campanile of St.
Mark's baa now reached such a height
as to make an almost startling object
lesson on the terribly prosaic state of
hardness, tightness, smoothness, novelty and rigid repair ln whlcb the ages
of antiquity possessed tbe buildings
we hold venerable," says a writer.
"It Is a perfect facsimile of tbe original belfry tower of wblch the fall
gave a shock to all hearts, and that
beautiful tower before It fell had a
surface, a sweetness, an Imperceptible
disintegration, which was tbe bloom
of time. A random touch of green
lodged between Its bricks, thanks to
the birds or the winds. Its successor
Is an almost hideous disappointment
and looks like nothing but a part of
some monstrous factory."
The Highest City.
Cerro de Pasco Is the highest town
tn tbe world. The remarkable broad
gauge railway by which It Is reached
passes over a higher altitude, about
tbat of Mont Blanc, and there are
mining camps and Indian villages al
greater elevations. It Is also true thai
there are higher railway stations, for
on the Arequlpa-Puno line the station
of Crucero Alto attains the stupendous
elevation of 14,660 feet, but at 14,200
feet above tbe sea level there Is no
other real town of 8.000 Inhabitants,
wltb a railway station, telegraphs, telephones, churches, shops, clubs, hospitals and vice consuls. It Is a wonder
foi example of American enterprlse.-
W. A. Hirst In London Spectator.
Knighthood and the Stage.
It only remains for King Edward tc
knlgbt George Bernard Sbaw to cover
every branch of the dramatic field In
England. Gilbert was tbe first playwright to be permitted to wear knee
breeches In the king's presence, and
Gilbert's business was comic opera.
His partner, Sullivan, died a knlgbt.
Irving was knighted for his tragedy.
Wyndbnm for bis comedy. Beerbohm
Tree now becomes a knight by reason
of bis exceptional skill in dressing a
stage and In casting a play, and last,
but nnt least, Plnero wears a title In
recognition of hla rank aa the first ol
contemporary English dramatists,—Argonaut     	
8lng Sing Prison.
Sing Sing prison Is to be moved
across tbe Hudson river fifteen oi
twenty miles northward. Just eight
miles south of West Point, where a
large tract of land has been purchased,
and a gang of several hundred convicts has been working for two years
grading the ground and quarrying
stone to build the walls to sbut themselves in. The present prison was also
built by convicts In 1826 witb mate-
rial found on the grounds; but, although It has been enlarged every few
yeara and Is now one of tbe largest
penitentiaries In the world, It Is nol
large enough.-Exchange.
"Here's a new disease that afflicts
people that sit too mucb ln nutomo
"Yes. And I remember there was a
special aliment for the users of bicycle
saddles." '
"Of course tbe medical fellows ore at
work on a serious stunt for the chaps
who perch on aeroplanes."
"No doubt of it. But it seems funny
that they have all along neglected to
put aomethlng painful on tbe rural
hired man who continues to sit on the
fence."-Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Fooling the Fish.
It hns been found by ihe owner ot
a fishing boat at St. Alihs. Berwick,
shire, tbat a net dyed as nearly as
possible the hue of the sea. Instead ot
the traditional brown, results In s
much belter cntch. The discover}
was put to tbe test the other night,
when of a fleet of sixty-five flsliln-i
craft tbe host with Its nets dyed blue
made by fnr the largest catch. Th*
Aye used Is bluesiune.-Loiidon Mull.
Ellen Terry was only eight yean
old when she mads ber flrst appearance on the stage.
Mrs. Honora Tully, a native of
Cavan. Ireland, now on a visit to
Brooklyn. Is 104 yeara old and eats
lobster and keeps house.
Tbe Grand Prix de Rome, founded
by tbe lt-stltnte of France In 1803, baa
been awarded to Mile. Lnclenne Hen-
velmans. Men hare usually been recipients of this award. The holder has
four years' residence at tbe Villa Medici. Rome.
Miss Nellie H. Phllbrick. for eighteen
years chief clerk in the Middlesex probate court at East Cambridge, Mass.,
has been made third assistant probate
register. She Is tbe flrst woman to
occupy tbe place, and her appointment
comes us the result of a recently enacted law allowing women to All such offices.
Miss Laura A. Hecox, who for twenty-seven years has tended the light of
the Snniu Cruz lighthouse, recently returned to her post from tbe last of the
six vacations she has taken during
that period. Since 1881 she bas had
absolute charge of the light, and ln
all that time It has never gone out ita-
log the night
German Gleanings.
Berlin .supports atjout 1,500 practicing dentists.
Germany has built a motorcar, armed
with a quick firing gun, specially
adapted for use against airships.
Among the curiosities at a recent
culinary exposition ln Germany were
baskets and Imitations of mushrooms,
almonds nnd various other things fashioned out of potatoes.
Tbe sightseeing automobile la now
being used In Berlin, but It Is tbere
called the "cheese cart," because tbe
vehicles are owned by H. W. Eaese.
and knese Is the German word for
A census of cripples has been made
In Germany with tbe aid of medical
men, police and schoolteachers. The
number of cripples registered was 71.-
783. making 1.48 ln each thousand inhabitants.
The Royal Box.
King Leopold has announced tbat be
wlil place the modern paintings ln the
royal gallery on sale next November.
In view of the precarious health of
King Menellk of Abyssinia full powers of regency bare been granted to
Ras Tesama, the guardian of Prince
Lid] Jeassu, heir presumptive to the
Princess Louise Victoria, the only
daughter of the German emperor, has
never been kept In tbe seclusion that
has been the lot of some princesses,
but has visited endless theaters and
concert halls, always In fashionable attire, and bas driven her own pony cart
ln the Thlergarten and ridden tbere
ever since sbe was a little girl.
•mall Courtesies That Make Traveling
Lett tiresome.
Frequent Journeys taken lately convince me, said a woman recently, (hat
wbat might be called "train etiquette"
j Ib usually disregarded, For instance,
; wby Is It uecessary to elbow and
crowd to get In and out of a car any
more tban when occupying a sent alone
one sbould net as though personally
Insulted when the vacant place beside
one Is taken!
One understands perfectly, of course,
tbat each person would prefer to have
a whole seat to herself. One never
finds an individual going Info n car
and sitting down beside a stranger,:
wheu tbere is a whole seat vacant.
It Is far .more comfortable lo have
plenty nf elbow room, not to mention
tbe privilege of twisting and turning.
Bui luxury of tbls sort is so pronounced tbnt It Is a reason for running drawing room cats on trains,
sometimes even on short Journeys. Iu
these cars each person pays extra, and
not Infrequently at a high rate to have
a seat alone—a more comfortable one,
to be Bure. but primarily alone. When
there are no drawing room cars or
extra expense cannot be afforded It certainly becomes the part of good breeding to make the best of the usual
couch and not act surly because some
one who cannot afford a drawing room
sent sits on the other half of the seat
Courtesy necessarily betokens a certain grnclonsness of manner If not of
disposition, but It Is one of the arts
of civilization that can be assumed,
though one has It not. When cars of
suburban trains begin to fill and the
late comers arrive- It Is exceedingly
unnecessary to glower at one who site
beside a former occupant. The very
slightest effort will be enough to keep
one well mannered under the circumstances.
It hns been particularly noticeable to
me that the simple little act of courtesy. "Is this sent being reserved?"
which Is asked nf tbe person already
occupying the bench. Is rarely omitted. Both men and women employ It.
as a rule, nnd It Is tbe first step toward train politeness. Tbe next Is to
meet It In kind by replying graciously
and politely that It Is not or that It
Is when the latter Is tbe case. And
there should be no resentfulncss In
the manner.
Cnless a car Is well filled there la no
reason why parcels sbould not be put
on a seat, but when train space begins
to be taxed It Is a selfish person who
leaves bags or bundles where persons
should sit Just ns soon as the car
begins to fill parcels should either be
put on tbe floor or ln tbe racks and
done, too. as though the act were a
willing one, not grudgingly.
Science Sittings.
Pure tungsten Is hard enough to
scratch glass.
Tbe earth's atmosphere, according to
some authorities, varies ln depth from
120 to 200 miles.
Life of only the "very lowest order"
exists on Mars, If life exists there at
all, according to Professor Simon New-
The eighth satellite of Jupiter, discovered at the Greenwich observatory
In January of last year, proves, remarkable not only for being so far
from the planet but also for Its very
eccentric orbit Its distance from Jupiter varying from about 10,000.000 to
20,000,000 miles.
Tales of Cities.
A recent directory census gives Milwaukee 370,246 Inhabitants. Tbe census of 1000 gave the city 285,315 Inhabitants.
Ten years ago the St. Paul building,
at Ann street and Broadway, was tbe
tallest in New York and Its 808 feet
of altitude was looked on wltb wonder. Now It attracts no particular attention.
Butte, Mont, Is said to be the only
city In the country which has ut the
same time a free park for the children and a street railway that provides free transportation to the park
for them.
Things Theatrical.
Doris Keane has been engaged for
the past of "Arsene Lupin."
Mrs. Thomas Whlffen Is to be a member of Kyrle Bellew's company tbls
E. E. Kidder's new play for Marguerite Clark Is called "The Golden
Sam Bernard Is to star In a new play
by Hartley Manners, which Is named
tentatively "The Magician."
Louise Gunning will continue her
tour In "JTnrcelle" this season. Jess
Dandy will be ln the company.
Minced dntes mnke nn agreeable
sandwich filling. Sometimes minced
rnlslns and figs are added to them.
To mnke olive sandwiches, chop
One one-half pint bottle of olives nnd
mix with a generous quantity of
mayonnaise. Spread generously on
thin slices of fresh bread.
Sardine sandwiches nre made by
rubbing the contents of ono box of
sardines lo paste and mixing with two
hnrd boiled eggs chopped fine. Spread
evenly on triangles of bread.
Mrs. Sofia Loeblnger and Miss Helen
Murphy of Brooklyn are to edit tbe
new suffrage monthly, nnd they propose to have It on sale at all newsstands.
At the recent convocation of the
state church In Finland tt was decided
by a large majority tn recommend tbat
full suffrage In church affairs should
be given tn women and tbat tbey
sbould be eligible for all church offices.
The suffrage store kept open for one
week in Boston Is said to have proved
a great success. More than a thousand new signatures were added to tbe
national suffrage petition and 8 large
quantity of literature, candy and cake
Mrs. Blanche H. Mason hns been ap
pointed assistant state factory Inspector for the stale of Washington with a
salary of $1,200 n year. She was tot-
raerly n factory Inspector tn Michigan
and has been district superintendent
of the Washington Children's Home
society since Bhe removed to the Pacific coast. She la a widow wltb one
Miss Mary Evans. A. M., Lit D.. a
graduate o" Mount Holynke. bas resigned as president of Lnke Erie college, Palnesrllle, 0„ nfter a service of
forty yenrs. She will be succeeded by
Miss Vivian Blanche Small, associate
professor In the Latin department of
Mount Hnlyoke. Miss Small wns
graduated from Mount Hnlyoke In
1806 uud received tbe master's degree
from the University of Chicago ln
1005. For several yenrs she bas been
assistant secretary of the National
Alumnae association nnd for two years
head of Mead hall, one of the dormitories at Mount Holyoke.
Countess Annstasla de Torby Is only
fifteen years old, but already she is ow
of the best golf players in Europe.
Mrs. J. W. Hotchklus of Gnltford,
Conn., wbo Is eighty-three years old,
made a patchwork quilt of 9.0U0 pieces
m tbree months.
Wben Mile. Helen Mlropolosky made
ber debut aa a member of the Harts
bar recently ahe was attired In a simple black gowu, relieved by the conventional white barrister's bib.
Miss Genevieve Clark, daughter of
Representative Champ Clark of Missouri. Is only fourteen years old, but
she Is said to be familiar with public
questions, about which sbe can talk
Mrs. Addle Walker of Ride. Colo.,
killed a bear recently ln the Identical
section In which ex-President Roosevelt bunted bears a few years ago. The
animal bad attacked ber dog. and she
bad quite a light to accomplish Its
Mrs. Gilbert Jones, founder of the
League For tbe civic Education ot
Women and chairman ot Ita executive
committee. Is a resident of Mew York
and Is much Interested In tbe woman's
suffrage movement She bns ot late
appeared prominently as tbe leading
woman opponent of tbat movement
More than 100 acres ot castor beans
bave been planted In Dade county,
Fla.. and a factory tor the extraction
of tbe oil will soon be erected.
Twenty-four thousand camphor tree
seeds bare been planted by L. P. Butler at St Petersburg, Fla. He will
produce camphor gum from the grown
trees. 'J'be camphor tree thrives In
that stale aud attains a wonderful
growth in an Incredibly short time.
Tbe honey king ot Florida Is located
on Key Largo witb 200 hives of bees,
from wblch be recently took fourteen
tons of honey without exhausting tbe
supply. This big apiary moves from
place to place In search of suitable
fields ot bloom for the bees to work on.
German Gleanings.
In tbe last eight years Germany has
mere than doubled ber naval expenditure.
Nobody may be employed In German
business premises at a greater height
than slxty-elx and two-third feet
Unless definitely stated ln a contract
drawn up ot Ihe time of marriage a
husband In Germany baa tbe right to
dispose of his wife's property without
her consent.
The German Dreadnoughts to be
commissioned In ibe autumn will bave
a displacement nf 18.200 tons, speed
over 19 knots, twelve 11-lncb guns,
twelve 5.9 Inch guns and sixteen 8.4
Inch guns.	
Sporting Notes.
Jlir Rector of Virginia will run
Walker, tbe South African speed marvel, If be comes here fnr a race.
Pitcher Breliensteln of the New Or
leans team of the Southern league
wants to play the outfield In 1910.
Zbysco, the Galician wrestler, has
been engaged to make a lour of tbls
country, where be will be matched
wltb Ibe best wrestlers In the world.
William Stearne, a long distance
swimmer of Manchester, England, attempted to swim the famous English
channel recenily. but failed after having covered seven miles.
Indian Girl te Write American Play.
Emma Itiiinrl. n full blooded Indian,
has become possessed of the ambition
to write "the great American play."
She Is a graduate of Carlisle und Uvea
In Seattle. She Intends to give all ber
time In the next two yenrs to work on
a play , wblch she believes will be
"American In the biggest sense." Miss
Ralnel thinks the "great American
play" should hnve Indians and wblte
settlers us principals, and she will
swing the action around a mixed group
of tills kind. She bus selected Seattle
as her home biennse she thinks thai
In tbe far west only Is to be found
the spirit which nutated tbe pioneers
who pushed llie country's frontier to
the Pacific. She has arranged •<> visit
Indian villages In Ihe west of this
country and also In Canada In search
of material or "atmosphere" Miss
Itnlncl wns graduated from Carlisle
with hlgb honors.
The Royal Box.
King Leopold of Belgium rise* regularly al 6.
king Alfonso XIII. Is a general In
the British army. ,
Kaiser Wlllielnt It a keen lover of
German folksongs.
King Edward nf England has tbe
repii'aitnn of being a remarkably skillful fencer,
Gustavus V., king of Sweden. Is the
great-grandson nf Marshal Hernadone,
whn was Ibe son of a French Innkeeper.
Placing tha Order.
"Wot's younii" usked the waiter of
a quick lunch patron.
"Doughnuts ami black coffee," was
the ivplj.
And thp waiter sent In the order in
the cook hy wireless. -One In tho dark
au' two rubber Hits."
A fool Is always beginning.
Whn has patience seea his rerenge.-
I tu I In ii Proverb.
When two quarrel two are ln uie
wrniig.-lniti'li Proverb.
A good nci'iipution Is better tban a
golden glnlle.-Uerman Proverb.
Plain dealing is a Jewel, but be tbat
uses It will die a beggar. - SpaulaD
Facts From France.
Conscripts In France bave to serve
for two years.
Telephoning In Parts, yon say "Airs!"
and nlwnys "If you please."
French deputies bave now to sign a
time sheet wheu entering tbe chamber.
The president of the French repub-
llc receives u salary ot 1.200.UUO francs
English Etchings.
Altogether tbe British fleet carries
144 twelve-Inch guns.
There nre over fifty authors nnd Jour
nnllsts In the house of commons.
lirent Britain bns ftmuuii horses
uvullulile for the puriHise ot warfare.
In London sketching in public places
Is prohibited hy the police regulations.
It nns nsscricd nt the annual meet.
Ing or the London Mendicity society
Ihul the total number of begging let-
lers l'i possession of the society was
In Which She Airs Her Opinions About
the Lords of Creatlon.
A h.-4i-su4 Is wbat yon believe tjlm
to tie. tie all know men whom their
wives call James and William and
Samuel, who are Jim and Bill and Sam
to their fellow men. Men take very
Irrational attitudes on tbe marriage
question. They,Invariably feel that it
Is a reproach to a woman If she desires tp marry. Doubtless tbey are la
a position to wouder wbat she wants
wltb a man. Men nearly always rage
at tbe thought of their daughters marrying, nnd a man generally goes to the
marriage of his eldest daughter In an
anguished frame uf mlud, evinced by
his pale aud nt'serable countenance.
Tbls ci|n only te because be knows
how unworthy almost any man Is of a
sweet, pure, well brought up girl. Of
all the afflictions tbat can befall a
household, having tbe man of the
house ailing Is the worst A sick man
Is God's Ignoblest work. Wben a man
Is sick you might Just as well abuse
blm flrst as last because be Is deter,
mined It shull be so.
Take up cold coffee and colli toast
and a cold egg for his breakfast
Never try to keep them hot; It Irritate!
blm. De wishes tbem to be cold and
bave no taste to tbem, so he can 'give
up after a few Ineffectual attempts to
eat nnd He buck oh his pillow with s
slgb and a reproachful glance and ask
you to send for his sister ahd perhapa
she can cook something he can eat.
Just a little spice of tbe "Old Nick"
Is as good a thing as a woman can
keep nbont her. It Is Well ennugb
for bushnnd and children to have tp
hunt their holes sometimes and to
know that this gracious person, who
can make sucb excellent coffee, such
Incomparable biscuits, sucb strawberry jam and can so dellclously bathe
one's feet and soothe an aching head,
can nn occasion go on a rampage calculated to make the devils believe and
tremble. A sense of humor should be
cherished aa a means of grace. A
man bates ridicule, and be dreads tbe
keen steel of his wife's penetrating
glance wben sbe sees straight through
him, and be knows It Heretofore nobody has dared to question the supremacy of the perfectly groomed and
well mannered lady. She has so long
stood aa the model of her sex thnt It
is an aet of temerity to seek to dethrone her. Nevertheless she Is tiresome, and her taste Is questionable,
and ber Influence on society Is unwholesome. Toung women of limited
means try to copy her and thus place
living on nn impracticable scale.
Tbey set a bar against marriage and
make the family impossible, because
eacb woman wishes to be Idle, beautiful to look upon, accomplished ln
some way and lo have soft bands and
rosy linger nails und fluffy hair. Tbe
man-woman, the woman athlete, tbe
bachelor maid, the bobemian literary
woman with advanced views, are all
offshoots of this morbid ladyhood, unwholesome reaction from too much
A Persian Celling.
If you should want to venture upon
an exquisite color scheme for wall*
and ceilings In a room where light Is
plenty and where artificial sunlight Is
not necessary, there is no more serviceable Idea than thut of a very up to
date decorator whose choice admit*
of the restoring of the paper ou the
side walls without disturbing the celling paper.
Their extreme difference makes this
possible, as well as the fact that they
are joined by n molding.
Tbe side walls of this square room
were covered with n delicately striped
paper In frosty silver and the palest of
green tbnt was little more tban a gray,
the whole giving the Impression of a
green tinged with silver.
Now. the ceiling wus nn oriental nr
Persian effect In sage green, dull blue,
gclil and silver—a celling rlcb In color,
noi readily smoked and not to be
spoiled by Ihe use nf a dust brush.
Ilcineinlier always thai If your room
Is very dark yon will need tbe lightest
of ceilings nnd thnt if your lighting
system for the evening Is al all defective ynu may help out Ihe situation by
a sunlight effect overheud—some yellow tone that will make you everlastingly thankful.
Outdoor Sleeping.
Lacking any opportunity for sleeping enilre' In tbe open, suggests Harper's lb "lie can have a sleeping
hood wlih enables one to sleep wltb
the head out nf doors nnd the rest of
the body Indoors.
For Ibis one can place the bed with
tbe side against the wall and tbe bend
at ilie window. The canvas bood extends over Hie head alone, completely
cnlllug off the rest of ihe hody. The
ivlndnw is wide open, leaving tbe bead
exposed lo Ihe outside nlr. nnd there la
a curtain to drop from the upper susb
for protection against storms or winds.
A nm her form nf bood permits tbe
lied to stand wltb tbe hend to tbe window and Ihe foot out lu Ihe room.
With Ibis style of hood the extension
lied mny lie used. Tbe beud of this
extends nut of the window Just fnr
enough lo nllow the hend of the sleeper lo rest outside. The sash Is left
open, with n curtain for use In case of
•item'*, and In addition there Is n canvas awning which mny be raised or
Woman Better Educated.
Professor r'llwurd Thnrndlke of Co-
tuinliln university snys that men teachers nre nnt so well educated as l!ie
women teachers as a general thing.
.Men do not tench any longer than
women, either, which cnntriuliets ihe
general idea that women du nol make
a* profession of teaching, while tbo
Uckfield Has a Pea Supper Every
Year — Colchester Dines on Gin,
• Gingerbread and Oysters—Memory
of Sir Francis Drake Honored at
Plymouth—Bread and Cheese ana
Spring Onions.
. Uckfield has just held Hs annual
pea supper, a function which owes its
'origin to a practical joke. Fifteen
years ago a plot ol land belonging to
ia resident became, on account of its
Ineglected state, such an eyesore to his
fellow-townsmen that they took the
'matter into their own hands Aid dug
jit up. The owner resolved to profit
by their labor and plant the field,
{but on his next visit to the spot he
found, to his annoyance, that it had
'already been sown with peas.
Soon, however, anger gave place to
amusement, and he laughingly told
'the perpetrators of the joke that they
iwould have to eat the peas. This in
[due course they did, and from that
Way the celebration has grown yearly
jin popularity. Over flity sat clown recently to a capital repast of peas, bacon, and other excellent fare.
The Colchester oyster feast, which
has acquired world-wide celebrity, is
'annually preceded by another funis-
Ition at the opening of the oyster s4a-
ison, when the corporation of the Es-
Isex town, who are the owners ol the
'Colne fisheries, steam down the river
to Brightlingsea, where they dredge
.for a few samples ol the bivalves—a
irnere prelude to satisfying their appetites on the hundreds that await
Itheir coming in the packing-house at
Pyefleet Creek. Previous, however,
<o this ceremony the worthy citizens
fortify themselves with a meal of
gingerbread and gin.
The "Fishynge Feaste" is held
every August at Plymouth. It commemorates the deeds of Francis
Drake, to whose enterprise the town
owes its water supply. "To the pious
memory of Sir Francis Drake" is first
drunk in water from two golden goblets, whicli afterwards, refilled' with
wine, are emptied to the toast, "May
the descendants of him who gave us
water never want wine." Then, after
having lunched off Devonshire patties, those present go about their several amusements until summoned to
the feast proper, at which fried trout,
caught during the afternoon in the
lake, and sucking-pig are invariably
served. '
November is the month wherein
Clacton-on-Sea holds its whiting dinner. Then this usually tasteless fish
undergoes a marvellous metamorphosis, appearing at table in delectable
and unrecognizable guises that fully
justifies the concluding toast, "Success to the Whiting Feast and Prosperity to Clacton-on-8ea." Another
seaside town, Yarmouth, boasts a
sprat banquet which commences with
sprat hors-d'oeuvre, and, after having
run through some thirty courses, is
brought to a conclusion with sprat
Sausages and champagne are Peterborough's speciality. Every October
at Bridge Fair time the mayor and
corporation proceed in solemn procession to the bridge beneath which flows
the Nen. There a halt is called and
the town crier declares the lair open,
both in Northamptonshire and Huntingdonshire Having transacted the
official business of the day, the mayor
and his guests adjourn to a neighboring hotel, where u repast consisting
of the above-mentioned delicacies
awaits them.
j ' Equally tasty although simpler fare
lis that spread before the company
[who attend the annual auction of the
White Bread Meadow at Bourne, the
rent of which goes to supply certain
poor people with bread. Every Easter
'a curious custom is observed, the
auctioneer putting up the field and
accepting bids only so long as a num-
!ber of boys ure running a race over
'a fixed course. The moment the hin-
dermost boy. reaches the goal the
hammer falls, and the meadow is
'knocked down to him who has made
the last bid. ThiB having been satisfactorily settled, those present sit
down tu a meal of brcud, cheese, and
spring onions.
On Easter Monday the game ol bottle-picking takes place at Hallaton.
Previous to the start • I play, a rough-
and-ready meal is | rovided in the
shape of .1 scramble for two large
jmeat pies end u lozt.11 penny loaves.
Tben appears upon the scene a large
wooden bottle, bouiiu strongly with
iron, snd filled with ale. Over this a
fierce contest rages between the Hallaton champions and the youths from
the neighboring village of Medbourae,
each party endeavoring to wrest it
from Uie other. Play concluded, the
jVictors repair to the market-place,
where they drink the contents of the
bottle, which has served its purpose
for over fifty years.
Giving Him Away.
And there was a certain man who,
<being a merchant with a trade to look
after, was a member of the church—
tin fact, an elder therein. One day
ihe invited his pastor home tn dinner,
and, while they sat in the parlor watting for the call to table, he began
to tell of a brother elder's misconduct
and grievous Bin.
I "I only tell you this because you
are the pastor, and I think you
'ought to know it. I never mention
'it to any one else."
And he repeated this several times
during the recital. As it waa about
'completed in came his little dnugh-
!ter. Catching the subject of the conversation, she broke in with thiB exclamation :
"My goodness, pa, you're surely
not telling thnt old story again!"
Nervous Lady—Don't your experiments frighten you terribly, professor? I hear that your assistant met
with a horrible death by (ailing 4,000
feet from a balloon.
Professor—Oh, that report was
greatly exaggerated.
NervouB Lady—ExaggeratedP How?
Professor—It wasn't much more
than 3.5000 feet that he (ell.
When daylight fades, and sunset colors dim.
The meadow-land Is sweet with evening scent;
And there where flows the brook in
calm content,
The cattle wander, grazing by the
Then, joyously the swallows lightly
No longer far up in the firmament.
But, low along the brook, with one
Fly back and forth, and oft beneath
the rim
Bend darting wing. With twitter soft
and sweet,
Up stream and down they go in sheer
So late they linger, dipping- thus below        ,     V
The cl ■"'ing surface, they would fain
The joy of that doy's gladness in "their
By bathing in the very sunset glow.
—Blanche Elizabeth Wade, in The
Canadian Magazine.
How Harmsworth Conducted an  Interrogatory Regarding Canada.
Western newspapers and western
railwaymen have an idea that they
are hustlers, but they readily yield
the palm to the great English journalist who is now touring the West,
and whom they admit is the livest
wire that ever struck the prairie
provinces. He is making a flying
trip through the West and it is safe
to s y when he has returned he will
know more about Western Canada
from a social, economic, political, or
any other old standpoint than the
oldest old-timer west of the great
lakes. No reporter was ever more ci
a walking interrogation point than
Lord Northcliffe. He can interview
more people and secure more information i". the shortest possible time
than any other man the West has
ever seen. Th9 West takes off its hat
to Lord Northcliffe. He can beat it
at its own game.
Many are the stories which are
drifting in from the West of Lord
Northcliffe's methods of securing
first-hand information, and of his
keen powers of observation. W. P.
Hinton, general passenger agent of
the . Grand Trunk Pacific, accompanied Lord Northcliffe over the^new
road as far as Edmonton.
"There was 10 chance to point out
or explain anything to Lord Northcliffe,'' said Mr. Hinton in recounting his experiences. "Why he saw
a thing and had it all sized up before you realized that he had noticed
it at all. He wanted his information
at first hand ond he got it. Wherever
he stopped he walked right up to the
nearest man and pumped him full of
questions that soon emptied him of
everything that he knew about the
country. He walked right into stores
and talked to the men behind the
counter as well as to the proprietors.
"In one town he walked into* the
.newspaper office, shook hands with
the editor and then walked into the
composing room. One glance at the
printer and he hailed him: 'What
part of K>nt are you from?' And before the printer had recovered from
his astonishment he had told all
about himself and his family and
theii experiences in the world."
During his trip to Edmonton Lord
Northcliffe made several short excursions out into the country. He visited the farms, talked With the farmers
and their wives, and in a brief few
minutes had their whole life's story.
Canada's Foreign Trade.
The foreign trade of Canada is ex
panding, there being another increase
in both exports and imports for the
month of August. Imports, however,
are increasing much faster than exports. This is also true of the trade
of the United States. It is argued
there that the excessive imports
mean that the trade is heavily discounting a return of enormous buying from the public. They did the
same in 1895, also two years ago from
the panic, and they over-discounted.
Here, the large imports are no doubt
being greatly encouraged by the flotation of so many Canadian securities
in London, as well as the assurance
that the future commerce of thia
country will be the greatest in ita history. Usually the countries that have
no occasion to rely on foreign capital
for their industries, show excessive
imports over exports. Great Britain
in fact never has an export excess,
while France in 1908 imported $165,-
000,000 more than it exported. The
growth in Canada's exports are attributable in a large measure to increased production of wheat with an
accompanying export supply. For
instance, from the harvest of 1900 the
Dominion exported 9,359,000 bushels
of wheat, from the 1905 harvest 41,-
906,000 bushels, und of last year's
harvest 45,879,001) bushels. Exports of
last year's harvest included also ten
millions of bushels of wheat in the
shape of flour, making a total for the
year of about 56,000,000 bushels, or
about 18,000,000 bushels less than the
total quantity of wheat inspected for
sale in the three prairie provinces.
Old Tree Gone.
Vancouver's historic old Balm ot
Gilead tree, to which Lewis and Clark
are said to have tied their canoe in
1805, and which narked tho landing
point of the Hudson Bay Co. of fur
traders in 1824, has fallen a victim
to the waters ol the Columbia River.
This old tree, which stood on the
bank of the river at the foot of Main
street, wss the starting point for all
early surveys in Clark county and
the western portions of Washington
state. It marked the point where th*
..city limits joined the military reservation. The tree was hetd in veneration by Vancouver people and people
all over the Pacific Northwest who
took an interest in matters of historic
interest. The tree was about five feet
in diameter at Ub base and was' 75
feet high, being fully 50 feet across
at ita crown. A copper ruilnnd spike
is said to huve been driven into the
tree, and it was irom this point all
surveys  began.   This spike  is  now
erown over, but it is likely that it will
e chopped out and kept in the archives oi the city.
The   Pathos  and   Tragedy  of  Some
Promising Careers.
Tho record—could one be kept—oi
the after-lives of the 2,000 'Varsity-
men who leeve Oxford and Cambridge I
every year would be a document con- j
toining as much romance as a score ]
of novels. Many of these men reach I
the highest positions life has to offer,'
many sink to its lowest depths.
At present, there is an Oxford M.A.
acting as conductor of a suburban
'bus. No one but himself knows his
real name, or his story. Fasaengers
occasionally notice in his accent the
tones of a cultured man, but to the
<tye he is, in dress and appearance, an
ordinary 'bus conductor. !
' A few yeurs ago. in a street near the 1
docks, there stood daily a shabby
man Belling whelks. That man had:
been one of the highest Wranglers of
his year at Cambridge. He got into j
trouble soon after leaving the 'Var-|
sity, and was disowned by his family, j
For a time he acted as an assistant j
master in a grammar school. His i
disgrace followed him, and drove him
from that employment. He could obtain no other, und before long the
pressure of starvation had brought
him down to the level of the outcast.
The writer, in his own undergraduate days, siw, one cold winter night,
a miserable figure shivering outside
the lending University hotel,, just
then brilliantly lighted, nnd full of
noisy parties of undergraduates. The
man was in the last stages of a fatal
disease. He entered the hotel, and
asked to see a member of one of the
parties dining within. It waa then
that he told his wretched story, afterwards in many particulars, confirmed. Twenty years before, he himself
had been among the most rollicking of
the careless undergraduates who used
to make merry in that very hotel. On
leaving the University he had lost his
money and gone abroad, but had returned home to die.
The traveler who alights from a
train at a certain lonely station on
the West Australian goldfields will
find a ramshackle cart * waiting to
convey him to the local "hotel." Its
driver, with his ragged beard and
sun-baked 'face, looks like a rather
bad specimen of the "sun-downer."
Fifteen years ago, however, he was a
Cambridge "blood," who ran his racing stud at Newmarket and steeple-
chased at Coton. Racing ruined him;
hia friends cast him off. He got together enough money to emigrate to
the golalfields, had bad luck there,
and now drives the hotel 'bus.
Sometimes the lost 'Varsity man
has become ao from choice rathei
than compulsion. In a lonely part
of the Rockies, wandering hunters
sometimes see two desperate-looking
figures in sun-tanned buckskin shirts
of unskilled manufacture. They look
like horae thieves. Really they are
cultured English gentlemen, with an
extensive knowledge of ancient Greek,
who are merely living the life which
happens to appeal to them more thnn
any ether. They left tho 'Varaity
with very little pjtrimony to support them, and, being unwilling to
face the routine drudgery of a schoolmaster's life, they realized their small
capital, went over to America, and
there, in a lonely part oi the great
mountain chain, they built, with
their own hands, a small hut. They
support themselves entirely by their
guns, and their only contact with
their fellowmen is on the three occasions in the year when they take their
single pack-horse, and make the 70-
mile journey to the nearest town to
replenish their stock of cartridges.
Father of the Territorials.
Undoubtedly, the greatest optimist
of the Cabinet is Mr. Haldane, Secretary of State for War. He is also a
great worker, and can do as much as
sny other two men.
Mr. Haldane is terribly learned,
which may be gathered from the facts
that he is a legal authority of the
highest standing, that his recreation
is philosophy, and his pet subject the
scientific development of trade.
This sturdy Scot, who is the member for Haddingtonshire, is responsible for the Territorial Army, which is
now so popular,
It will be remembered that, some
time ago Mr. Haldane startled the
House of Commons by announcing
that he was in the habit of carrying a
walking-stick ot solid cordite, und
frequently left it in the members'
cloak-room. Mr. Haldane is an expert on explosives, and knew—what
all M.P.'s did not then know—that
cordite is only dangerous when detonated by special chemical and mechanical devices.
Mr. Haldane is a great walker, as
well as a great talker, having frequently done sixty to seventy miles in
a day, just for the pleasure of it. '
Will Be Huge  Industry.
The announcement that Canada is
destined to become an important factor in the cement industry of the
world by being able to export to a
number of different countries, wos
made a few days ago by J. N. Kil-
bourne, the managing director of the
Lakefield Portland Cement Co.
Mr. Kilbourne stated that among
the countries that Canada would be
able to export to and meet the competition of the world were Mexico,
the West Indies nnd South Africa, all
ol which have large growing markets
for cement, The export business
would be handled from the monster
Vulcan and Lakefield plants at
Longue Pointe, outside of Montrenl,
both of which are situated on deep
An Aristocratic Coal Merchant.
One ol the largest coal-owners in
this country is the Marquess of Londonderry, who hns been disputing a
statement made by the Chancellor of
the Exchequer about the profits of
coal-mining. .Practically the whole ol
his huge income is derived from coal.
As a landowner he draws royalties
and waytcaves, und as railway shareholder he takes his percentage of the
•cost of sending the coal from the
.mines. Muih of the product of his
'seams is brought to London in ships
'owned hy himself, to be discharged
1st wharves which are his own proper-
ity, and from there to be distributed in
:carti> which bear his coronet, As a
|matter of fact, there is no profit in the
(business of marketing coal of which
he doei, not obtain a uliare.
How Tommy  Burt"  Became   M.P.
In the British Commons.
From pitman to M.P.  and  Privy
Councillor'    Such   is •■. the   amazing I
achievement   oi   Mr.   Thomas   Burt, <
the first miner ever elected to Pnrlit-1
ment,  und his  rise from the ranks
has  by  no means been without  its !
struggles and hardships, as a" perusal !
of "From Mine 10 Ministry," by Mr. [
Thomas Cox Meech, will show.    At
one time,  for   instance,   when  Mr.
Burt entered upon the secretaryship
of the Northumberland Miners' Union,   the   little  problem he   had   to
solve was a membership of 4,000, sn
extensive  strike  in progress, and  a
balance of £23 in handl
Mr. Burt's start in life was made at
the age of ten, when he was engaged
us a trapper-boy in a mine.
It waB his business to open and
shut the door which directed one of
the air-currents in the mine as tbe
tubs came through. At thiB he worked u nominal twelve hours a day,
not from bank to bank, ae time in
the pit is now counted; but he actually had the strain and the wear and
the responsibility, sitting at his post
in the dark, of watching the door for
the whole twelve hours. From this
position of youthful trust he was promoted to that of a donkey-driver, at
a wage of one shilling a day.
At the mature age of fourteen the
future legislator began his literary
studies. He worked thirteen hours
in the pit, it took an hour to go and
an hour to come, and despite this
fifteen hours out of the twenty-four
devoted to daily work, he found time
to cultivate his taste for books. His
father's books were principally theological and connexions! magazines.
In later years he talked with pride
of the first book he bought ior himself. He walked into Newcastle and
walked buck- on a pay-day to Bave
his fare both ways, and raised enough
to buy a copy of Cowper's poems.
As well as being the miners' member, Mr. Burt is the miners' idol. The
story of his election, when he beat
Major Duncan at the poll, is instructive.
Wherever he went the major was
received with every kindness. He
msde hosts of friends in the villages.
They extended hospitality freely to
him, and in relating his experiences,
he said: "Tbe miners will give me
anything I want with the exception
of the thing I want most, and none
of them will give me a vote!" They
would pass votes of thanks to him
for hia "lecture" when he addressed
a meeting in support of his Candida
ture, and pass it unanimously. Once
he was lured by these expressions of
friendliness into seeking a vote of
confidence as Conservative candidate
Practically only the mover and sec'
onder voted for it.
''What do you meon? You come
in crowds to my meetings. You do
not interrupt me. You cheer my
speech, and then you vote against me
to s man!"
"Oh, yes I" replied one of the min.
era, speaking for the rest. "We like
you weel enough, but we're ga'n' to
vote for Tommy Burt!"
"K. of K.'i" Mistake.
It is generally recognized that Sir
Percy Girouard, the High Commissioner of Northern Nigeria, who has
been explaining some of the needs
of East Africa, is the greatest railway
engineer the ormy has ever produced.
At twenty-three he was traffic manager of the Royal Arsenal at Woolwich, where he attracted the attention of, Lord Kitchener, who decided
that he wub just the man he wanted
for the construction of the Soudan
railway. Thus he became one of
Kitchener's brilliant young men. On
one occasion, however, "K. of K."
thought the railway was getting on
too slowly. "You must go quicker,"
said Lord Kitchener.. "I can't," replied Girouard; "I am not being properly supplied with materials. "I
have no use for a mun who says
can't," returned the general, and he
sent Girouard to Cairo. Within a
week Kitchener recalled tho famous
engineer and admitted that he was
An Heroic Struggle.
The Archbishop of Westminster
(Dr, Bourne), who hns been attending
the Eucharistic Congress at Cologne,
has known what real poverty means.
His lather worked himself to death,
and yet left his mother penniless.
Bnt even at that early period there
was one person who foresaw, and not
only foresaw but foretold, a great future for the not* postoffice official's
son. This was his aunt, a Miss
Bourne, with whom the future archbishop lived in penury nnd obscurity. A Iriend who called one day upon Miss Bourne tound her making u
magnificent piece of Irish lnce, and
in reply to an Oiquiry Miss Bourne
said, "This is for my little nephew
when he becomes a bishop!" Dr.
Bourne is one of the finest orators
in the Roman Church, and can preach
as well ln the French language as
he can in English.
Irving Hacked a Portrait of Sargent.
'John Sargent once painted Henry
Irving when he was fifty, and th's
work was exhibited in the Royal
Academy in 1888. <♦. was, of cour-n,
a clever likeness, „ it not a pleasant
one. The great pain.-r showed you
points in the great nctor. as he so
often does in his sitters., which you
had never seen before, points which
his searching eye could not help seeing always. Irving disliked this portrait and thought it a failure. For
some years it was hidden nway in a
garret, and when he left the old
Grafton street chambers, his solitarv
home for many years, for Stratton
street he came ncross It and hacked
the canvas to pieces with a knile.
What n treasure lost! Whnt an end
to befall such a man's work of such
another man!
Our Wealth at Sea.
The world's shipping makes np
41,449,767 tons, and of this total ovei
45 per cent, is ovned by the British
Empire, their quota being 18,826,449
tons. This fact shows that, when
[considering the relative strength ot
defensive forces, we must consider
the shipping as well as the territory
Which is to be defended,
There Are Many Symbolic Variations
In the Different Countries.
Taking of the oath in America and
in Great Britain, whether in court or
in the assumption of official duties,
is a simple matter. Not so everywhere, however. When a Chinaman,
for instance, swears to tell the truth,
it is cuBtomary for him to kneel,
when a china saucer is handed him
and the oath is administered as follows:
You shall tell the truth and the
whole truth. The saucer is cracked.
If you do not tell the truth, your soul
will be cracked like the saucer," the
last words being Bpoken as the one
kneeling breaks the oh'naware. The
exact significance of this oath has
never been made precisely clear to
Occidental minds; but its solemnity and force, however, are quite
clear,, it appears, to the Oriental temperament.
Other symbolic variations of the
Chinese oath are the extinguishing of
a candle or the cutting off of a chicken's head, the light of the candle
representing the witness' soul, and
the fate of the fowl symbolizing the*
end of a perjurer.
In parts of India tigers' and lizards'
skins are substituted for the Bible of
Christian countries, and, it iB averred, the penalty of breaking the Indian oath is that in one case the
witness wil) become the prey of a
tiger, and in the other that his body
will eventually become covered with
scales, like the skin of a lizard.
In the, courts of law in Norway
there is a prelude to the oath proper,
consisting of a long homily 0:1 the
subject of ita sanctity ahd a disquisition on the terrible consequences
of not abiding by it. When the witness is thought to be appalled by the
sense of his fearful responsibility,
the oath is then, administered, he
holding aloft the- while hiB thumb nnd
fore and middle fingers as an emblem
of the Trinity.
Turks und other Mohammedans
take the oath with their foreheads
reverently resting on the open Koran.
The one sworn takes the book into
his hands und, stooping low as if in
the presence of a higher power, slowly bows his head until it touches the
volume which is to him inspired. •
ln some provinces of Spain the
witness must cross the thumb bf one
hand over the forefinger of the other,
then, kissing this symbolic if primitive cross, he announces, "By this
cross I swear to tell the truth!"
Valuable Ragged Clothes.
It often happens that, the parts
taken by actors on the stage oblige
them to wear ragged clothes. To obtain such clothes, of the requisite degree of decrepitude, is likely to bo
very difficult. They cannot be made
to order; it is necessary that they
shall have arrived at the desired condition of prolonged wear. The re-
murk applies us much to a coat or a
pair of pantaloons as to a pair of
Many a professional comedian hns
spent anxious days in searching the
slums ol a city ior Bome accidental
"bummer" whose coat or trousers possessed the requisite attributes oi rug-
gednesB and obvious antiquity.
The same idea applies, of course, to
the shabby and ragged.clothing often
worn by w' men on the stage. To look
right, it must be the real thing—
which is by no means 80 easy to get
as one might imagine. A "find" of
the kind, once mnde, is anxiously
treasured—the first thing done with it
naturally, being to subject it to u
thorough fumigation. Ash dumps
have furnished many a precious article of apparel for theatrical wardrobes,
'" As a Last Resort.
The new minister of a small town
in Inverness-shire was walking home
from morning service recently when
he chanced to overtake one of his parishioners, an old shoemaker. "Good
morning, Mr. Bain," said the minister. "How is it your good wifo iB not
out to-day?"
"She's no' but poorly," was the reply. "It's nae wink of sleep she's
had for the last three nichts."
The minister was sorry to hear such
a poor account of Mrs. Bain's health
and expressed a wish for a speedy
"I'm thinking if she could get a
guid sleep," said the shoemaker,
"she'd soon be on the mehd. Maybe
if ye're passing the hoose to-morrow
ye'll no' object to ca' in an' just give
her frae 'lastly' to the end ot your dis-
coorse this morning. I'm no' saying
it wadna be very helpful."—Dundee
Kissing Cuitoms.
In ancient Egypt it was considered
a high degree of politeness to kiss
one's hand and then place it on the
top of the head. Men of rank occasionally kissed each other, but in the
lund of the pharaohs men never
dreamed of kissing women.
They were very careful of kisseB
in Rome. II a slave kissed a free
woman there he was liable to be torn
to pieces by wild horses. The great
Cato promulgated a law making the
kissing of parents before their children a pun'ahab,le offence.
The Greeks put to death any man
who kissed a woman or girl in the
public street.
In Austria to-day a man only kisses
a woman's hand. In Russia the forehead is kissed among equals, but a
Russian peasant salutes his lord by
kissing his knees. The Pole kisses
the shoulder of his superior.
Never Struck Him.
It was in Egypt, and the old lady
in the tourist party was much interested in the camel boy and his camel.
"He is a good beast?" said the
old lady interrogatively.
"Yes, ma'am," responded the boy
in broken English.
"And you treat him wellp"
"Ah, lady, I have driven that camel
five yearB. and tever once have 1
struck him a blow."
"Dear me! Such human treatment
of dumb brutes is worthy of consideration. Here is a piece of silver
lor you."
"Thank you, lady, very much. No,
I never strike Rameses. When he is
bad I twist his tall."
Four Patrols of Lads Are Organized
Under the Direction of Scout-Master George Hill—Captain George
D. McLauchlan Is at Head ef
Instructors, Who Will Teach the
Lads to Be Self-Reliant.
The first Canadian corps of General
Baden-Powell's boy scouts haB been
formed in Owen Sound. At present
the strength is four patrols, though'
others will be formed later, until
eight patrols are reached. This constitutes a troop.
A patrol consists of a patrol leader
and seven scouts.
The following officers have beer*
elected: Chief of Scouts, General Sir
Robert Baden-Powell (the originator
of the organization); Scout-Master,
George Hill;, Committee  of Instruc-
y     CAPT. GEO. D. M'tiCOHLAN.
tors, Captain George D. McLauchlan
and Col.-Sergt. W. Waterton, 31st
Regiment; patrol leaders, Lloyd Har-
riman, W. A. Hill; secretary, A. Gil-
The scheme was originated and organized by Gen. Sir Robert Baden-
Powell, the hero of Mafeking, and in,
the Boer war boy scouts were first
used to great advantage. Later it
was started in England, where the
boy scouts who are takirjg up the
training number over 200,000, fitting
themselves for the proper discharge
of important military duties, so that
Old England, in tho near future, will
not appear to be utterly without
other means of defence than the royal
The boy scouts are trained to take-
care of themselves in the open, to-
read maps, observe the country, woodcraft, observation, detection, tracking, cooking, signalling, life-saving,
first aids to the wounded, care of tho
body, uccidonts and how to deal with
them, their duty to the empire, how
the empire grew and how it must be
The training is one that is useful
to every Ind of sixteen in Canada,
teaching obedionce and discipline, to
be manly and self-reliant.
The motto of the scouts is "Be
Prepared," which means that they
are always to be in a state of readiness in mind and body to do their
The uniform is khaki, with puttees
or leggings and khaki felt hat.
Gen. Baden-Powell's two volumes,
"Scouting Ior Boys" and "Aids to
Scouts," fully explain the organization and training. This is being
looked nfter st present by Capt. McLauchlan and Col.-Sergt. Waterton of
the Owen Sound regiment.
By the way in which the boys are
taking to the work, it Ib safe to say
that before long the scouts will be a
very strong organization.
Old-Age Pension Romance.
The village of Keevil, near Trowbridge, Wilts, Eng., has just been the
scene of a romantic wedding. Fifty-
one years ago Mary Ann Burbidge*
and Worthy Sims were employed on
farms near the village, ana they became sweethearts. But the engagement did not end in marriage, and
the couple separated. Burbidge eventually married twice, and with her
second husband, Mr. J. Pepler, went
to Australia.
Meanwhile Sims married twice, his
second wife dying a few years ago.
Mrs. Pepler, again a widow, returned
to her native village to end her days,
and some months ago Sims also came
back to the village to live with his
deughter. Both the old people are
ir receipt of old-age pensions, and it
was while they were in the postoffice
drawing their pensions thut they met
about two months ago. Neither then
recognized thi other us the sweetheart
of fifty years ago, but Sims was unable to sign, ids pension book, so he
asked the old lady, who was drawing
her pension, to do so for him.. The
name struck her at once, and the
casual meeting in the postoffice ended
in the couple once more becoming;
Both are of the same age—seventy-
four years. A few days ago the marriage wss duly noleinnized in the village church, and the bells rang merrily in honor oi the event.
Lord Granard and the Farmer.
Lord Granard was once visiting
some of his tenants. One of the
farms he visited contained a large assortment of live stock in a more than
usually healthy state, and, halting
before a sty, he aaid to the owner,
. "Those pigs of yours are in very
I fine condition." "Yes," agreed the
proud larmer; 'if we were all as ready
to die as them, my lord, we'd do."
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ean only be effective where the product so labelled will stand every test
of honesty and full value. "Mnde in
Canada" should be a guarantee to
(very purchaser.—London Free Press.
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Chawley Btayleight—"I am always
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Miss Pert-"Thafs why I played
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They Mads Up the Only Utopia
Britain Has Ever Had.
"Britain's one Utopia—Selkirkia"—
Is the theme of Dr. George Bryce's
spirited.' new book, "The Romantic
Settlement of Lord Selkirk's Colonists." He has connected the writing
of the story with the propoaedscen-
tcnary in 1912. Everyone who reads
his history must have a livelier impression of the founding and settlement of Winnipeg. Dr. Bryce's style
is particularly graphic, and he has
been at pains to make his history attractive to the average reader. Whenever possible he sets down the recollections of an eye-witness of any
event connected with the hlBtory of
the Selkirk settlement. At the present time he says no one is living who
saw Lord Selkirk, but he has conversed with men who remembered
him very well and from their description he gives a convincing picture of
the Scottish nobleman who could not
see his countrymen sent away from
their native land without founding a
new home for them where they would
be as happy as they had been in
Scotland, and more prosperous. "He
was tall in stature, thin and refined
in appearance. He had a benignant
face, his manner was easy and polite.
To the Indians he was specially interesting. They caught the idea that
being a man of title he was in some
way cloBely connected with their
Great Father the King. Because of
his generosity to them in making a
treaty, they called him the Silver
Chief. He was the source of their
treaty money."
The writer's powers of description
are well-known. There is as well in
the book a great deal of vivid Celtic
imagination The Assiniboine is likened to the Tiber and the Bufferings
of the band of Selkirk settlers, who
were dispossessed by the North-West
fur traders, arc Baid to be out of all
'cwri'parison greater than those endured either by the Acadians or the
U. E. Loyalists. When the historian
writes of a buffalo hunt, or the
gathering of the fur traders in spring,
of Seven Oaks, the grasshopper
plague, the floods on the Red River,
and the long journey of the settlers
from Hudson Bay to Winnipeg, he
carries his readers along with him as
only a writer of imagination and apt
phraseology can.
He claims for the Selkirk settlement
that it held the West for Canada and
that no other American colony had
Buch a continuous distressing struggle
for existence as these Scottish settlers. It is a heroic story of suffering, conflict and rivalry, of slow
adaptation to circumstances which
no one had yet learned to conquer,
and it is a story which everyone
should know.
Slow Art
I consider this painting a beautiful piece of work," commented the art
dealer, contemplating the portrait of
the sleeping canine. "It's a dog after
"Is that sol1"' exclaimed -Neurich,
"Well, the pup doesn't seem tq he going after him very industriously."
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A Scottish farmer was proudly showing a visjtor an antique clock which
had recently come into his possession.
"Isn't that a gran' clock?" he said.
"I bocht it at an auction sale in the
toon, the ither day, an' got a rale bargain."
"Yes; but does it keep good time?"
the visitor asked.
"Ah, weel, it's no good enough to
catch a train or that sort o' thing, but
good enough to get up to your breakfast wi'."
W. N. U., No. 766".
The Birch Canoe.
"I am dying," sighed the Birch
Tree, "my life is nearly done, and of
what use have I been to the world?
Here hove I Btood for years, warmed
by the sun, bathed in the rain, buffeted by the winds oi heaven. What
good has it all been—now I am dying?"
Through the woods strode a young
Indian chief, stalwart and swift of
foot, capable and keen-eyed; his gaze
wandered from tree to tree as if in
search of something, but anon he
shook his head; as he came out of
the forest he espied the old Birch
Tree close to the water's edge. A
glad light came into his face, and he
cried, "Of the bark of this tree will I
make a boat for my True Love."
He cut the tree down and stripped
off the beautiful brown and white
bark and skillfully shaped it into a
little craft the like of which no man
had ever seen before. A paddle he
fashioned out of a bit of the wood of
the tree; when the tiny boat floated
like a lily upon the water, he clapped
hiB hands for joy.
Then he paddled across the lake to
where his True Love dwelt.
"See," Baid he, "other chiefs take
squaws to carry burdens, but I have
made a boat to carry you." And he
lifted her in and they went back together to the root of the old Birch
Tree and there, they pitched their tent,
that every day the spirit of the old
tree might see itself in its beautiful
new life upon the water.
An Indian Proverb.
A veteran hunter who has spent
many years among the Indian tribes
in the far Canadian West, speaks interestingly of some wise sayings current among the dusky dwellers in the
woodland. One of their proverbs is
particularly valuable, because it corrects an ungenerous and too-ofton
quoted proverb among civilized white
people. When cruel gossip has caused
a lot of talk about some person, we
have heard the speech, "There is no
smoke without fire." This has been
the crutch on which many untrue
statements have gone on their blighting way. An ill-report against nn
innocent person has frequently been
kept alive by this proverb.
Now the Indians, who keep a keen
eye on the forest and possess much
knowledge nbout the elements that
town dwellers never acquire, say, in
their own terBe manner, "Little fire,
big smoke," and then apply this in
their dealings with one another. It
is a physical fact that slow burning
green or wet wood produces volumes
of dense smoke, while dry wood burning with s large blaze emits very little omoke. Would not the Indian
use of this fact in making a proverb
be a wiser and kinder one for us to
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third day it ia the joint—in fact it is
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Cook (with feeling)—Well, mum,
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For nine long years he bad been
wooing the fair daughter of the farm.
"Jennie," he mused, as they sat on
the old rail fence, "I read the. other
day that in a thousand years the lakes
of Killarney will dry up."
"Oh, Tom!" ahe exclaimed.
"What's the matter, lass?"
"Why, as you promised to take me
there on the honeymoon, don't you
think we'd better be a little careful
that they don't dry up before we get
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Daring Naturalists.
Among naturalists who have risked their litfes to secure a photograph
of a charging wild beast are Mr. lid-
ward Preble and Mr. Ernest Thompson Seton, who recently journeyed
to the Great Slave Lake. The party
sighted a musk ox, a big, shaggy
brute, with wicked red eyes.
"Now,' snid Mr. Preble to Mr.
Seton, "if you'll touch the button,
I'll do the rest. He stepped forward,
rifle in hand, and Mr. Seton followed
with the camera. The moment the
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The plucky men waited till he was
within fifty yards. Then the camera
began to click. At twenty yards Mr.
Preble's rifle spoke.
The fierce brute crashed dead at
Mr. Seton's very teet.
Mr. Samuel Martin, of Strothroy,
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She says: "Eczema started on one
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cheek on that side of my, face.
"As the disease developed pimples
and ulcers broke out, then the skin
cracked in places and peeled off in
flakes, leaving my face and nose raw
and lore. This condition reacted on
my general health, ahd I became very
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and my face was in such a shocking
condition that for two months I did
not go out of the house. I applied
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good for skin diseases, but in vain.
"My doctor also treated me, but
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that the only thing which would now
be likely to cure me'was Zam-Buk.
"Acting on his advice, I procured
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Twas Ever Thus
The nights were growing colder.
"Well, au revoir, old chap," said the
Front Gate.   "I'm off for my vacation."
"Mine is just over," rejoined the
Parlor Sola, with a sigh, "and now I'll
have to get busy again."
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"I wish I hnd an idea for a poem."
"What do you want to put an idea
into a poem for?"
Matter of Economy
Askitt—"Why do you employ a man
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Noitt—"As a matter of economy."
Askitt—"But you can hire a woman
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Noitt—"True, but a woman uses a
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"What have you learned from your
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Well, I've learned one thing, and
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Husband—Yes, darling, and makes
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For making soap, eefteainf water, iremovlaf old paint, I
disinfecting sinks, closets, draine and for muy other J
Brposte.   A can equals 20 lbs. SAL SODA.
Useful for ISO pnrpoiel-Seld Everywhere.
The Joke Editor was puzzled. The
Editress of the woman's page wns
away on her holidays, and he hnd
been placed in charge of her department temporarily. Finally he made n
stab at the thing thus:
"Debutante: 'No, we would not advise you to serve five o'clock tea in
mousseline de soie. Couldn't you borrow a few cups and saucers?"
Hotel Visitor—"Arc there any deer
nbout here?"
Gillie—"Well, there was yin, but
the gentlemen were uye sootin' and
shootin' nt it. an' I'm thinkin' it left
the deeBtrict."—Punch.
uie-ly ateee ceaika. cam coMj, keel*
tht Uveal aad lean. ■   •  • tl teats.
|ll>M*Mim«tl«»Mi»M««l IMIMII
by using a
made only by
Welland, Ont.
Is the only Second Combustion
Range made in Canada. Is very
handsome in appearance and guaranteed to save 60 per cent in Fuel.
Ask your hardware man lor it,
or write our western agents,
92  Princess St., Winnipeg. \m$ jpPORJJR. MV   MICHEL,   BjatTjaH  j^l^lJJtftKA,
lamed every 8aturd»y, from office of
Publication, Northern Ave, New Michel.
In and Around Town
The C.P.R, station building has
been placed just across ' f rqm  the
H. F. Weber has secured tho contract to' supply Christmas jiresehts
for the Michel Christmas tree: '
Workmen ape laying the foundation for Crahan's wholesale'1 liquor
store, between Siegle's and the
Trites Wood Co.      '      '   7 , ?
J. W. Bengfiugh, the celebrated,
cartoonist, will appear1 in' Crahan'fi
Hall on Monday evening, Dec. 20',
under the auspiciJ3 of the English
church :'    ■   '   '    '     '   •''  <  '.*'.
Weber will shprtly extend his
present premises, as the' business' hi)
is doing is so large that he finds
himself very mut**} ci'amjied' fqp
room. It pays' tq advertise in big
doses. ' ' '■" '       ■!■>!.
p. Keith, thfl tjnergetic bqoster
for Fisher and tte Literals, received
a letter from his' fridtKer oh her one
hundredth birthday. '&he wrote it
herself and is hale and' hearty, and
like Dave she has been a liberal all
her life. '  '"'"  "   ' '''" /'
M. McFarlane left yesterday for
Fernie, and from theie will go to
Nanton, Alta,, where he has a
ranch. He will finally settle on
another ranch of his at Stettler. He
has been manager of the Fernie
Lumber Co. here for the past year.
Mr. D. McEwing, who has been a
resident of this place for nearly
nineteen years left yesterday on the
noon train for Fernie, B.C], where
he will reside in future, Dave will
' be greatly missed around town, he
was a member of the Presbyte'rjan
church choir and a prominent worker of that church, The best wishes
of his many friends go with him.
—Star-Chroniule, Merrickville, Ont.
Wm. Getz, a commercial traveller
had a narrow eseape here Thursday.
He was coming to Michel on train
213, westbound, and when the train
neared Michel lie got out on the
platform. As the train rounded a
sharp curve he lost his balance and
fell, off the train, receiving some
nasty scalp wounds and other injuries, but is doing nicely.
The train crew knew nothing of
the accident and the train proceeded
on its journey as if nothing had
happened. The injured nian had
■his wqunds dressed \)y tlje. dqctqr at
.Michel, iind as tiie, l)08{*|tal wan full
jie is being cars4 for at wje Miphgl
Hotel. It was certainly a lucky
Ross Has a Big
Fernie, B.C..''Nov. 25.—-The election ;m this district'was the hottest
that-has"'been fought/ The weather
was favorable arid by far the'largest
vote was cast in the city as loMqerly
in the whole district. As far afc reported the vote stands: Fisher,' Lib.,
408; ■Harrington, Sbe., 593'; 'tyoss,
Cons.,- ?50, total'vote 1,175;'plurality for'ROss, 157;"  '
From tho Corner Desk
. ■; J?, .. /■..' ihl:."...' * -■ ...
Whilst the SocialistH eon- hardly be
congratulated on their large poster, it
certainly gives ns a clear insight into tho
nature of the party ai represented in this,
riding. For bad'taste and bad'grammar
it will want some boating. So far as the
•former is concerned we allow a little lati-
■tude at election times, but it roally seems,
incredible tbat a party who cannot draft
out a simple poster without making mis-''
takes ol: which'*a schoolboy would be
ashamed,'should-'ask the electorate to
send their nominee to Vic'foris." ■ ' ■
It also seams imuossible that such
tlpabl.e errors should have besh' passed:
■over by tiie printers;' especially 'when
those same printers publish'a poper each;
■Week which professes to'devote practically
its entire space to the enlightenment of
■the masses. '" ■ ■    '' ' •:-  ' *•
Altogether, they are a bright little
crowd!' Tlipy badly •fant an enterprising teacher tb start a night school in their'
■'midst, ot—being of a 'co-operative turn
of mind—they might levy fifty cents and.
'with'the proceeds'Cnghge ail instructor,
purchase ' sufficient books' and' start a
School ol their own. Then, after a little
hard grinding thCy would leafii that to
ompliathize a wdrd you ban underline it,
'put it in' capitals, but never, ' never,
never put it id'brackets!     '   '
Then again, "a vote for Fisher only
renders yoli as foolish as he hiiuself is."
iut\ Tut! t|iat'is'ic>lly'8liQckiiig'', Johnnie! If you had "written that, at my
school—and it Was only'a common little
national school' away back' in the old
country—you would have got six stinging
strokes with a good stout cane "and then
you would have been kept in to: write the
Correct "us foolish' as lie is, liimoelf" a
couple of hundred times'whilst the other
toys'wen; playing leap-frog 'and 'cock-a:
luriiiii oiljsidp in _ie playground.
Seriously, now, you cannot expect the
intelligent section of the community,
anyway, to' allow a man who can't
write an election poster correctly, to
draft out the laws of a great country.
Talking about foolishness, it is difficult
to imagine anything which fills the bill
more correctly than Mr. Harrington's
railroad policy, ie, ,'*two planks oetween
the rails or tlio ties closer together." It
may be screamingly funny, but for sense
—well, words fail! Just imagine a
scheme brought forward in all seriousness,
involving the expenditure of millions
and holding the ultimate prosperity of
the entire province in the balance, being
discussed in that manner. Sometimes
humour can be blended with sound sense
in a telling fashion, but iu this case it
was simply balderdash.
At the time of writing thp result of the
election is still unknown; but without
doubt one of the extremes will have it.
It is a curious tiling, but the safe middle
path is never chosen, Oh! for the
happy medium.
Secure Your Xmas
Presents Now
, It is none too early to purchase Xmas Gifts, provided
you intend sending them to your friends at a distance.
Our Christmas Stock Will Soon Be Complete
Here is a list to choose from;— Jewelry, Watches, Clocks, Silverware,
Cutlery, Cut Glass, Souvenir China, Toilet Sets, Travelling Cases, fioath
■*r Goods, Jewol Cases, Musical Instruments, Victor Gramaphones, Prioress Cabinet Talking Machines., Christmas Cards and Toys.
Jewelers, Opticians, Photographers
New Michel
All kinds of Furniture Kepairod
Now Furniture made to order
Coffins in stock and to order
Closes our 1st, Anniversary Sale
,and it has certainly teen a 31100688,   The ■ ^turnover is so
WL much larger than we could haye anticipated .during pur
CAPS*'       "* «SISUf*»      .._,.
With a   """■SLBi*"1*
I successful sale, even in a dream,
We thanjs the people of Michel for their hearty
|J*     support and we can assure them that we shafl mate even
cuabInt..  greater efforts "to |aye them money" in the future than
mP  w| Jiaye b|en able to do heretofore.
The ^oi^ngman's Stor§
P-on't Forget the Big
t ■ 1
p§nce & Concert Tp*Night \
'   :RAL18 7"",:
OVERALLS   '      ;#*#;
' IN-.
but we are already here. With a fine large assortment of
Dolls, Toys, Fancy Gift Articles and Fancy Dry Goods, suitable for Holiday
We have an especially fine line of Fancy Chinaware, including a large bunch with a cut of New Michel,
Uuildtr _ Contractor
and See our Store Next Week and keep your eyes on our
Particulars of our
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wit*?a   —«%!»-     -am?*
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