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Hotel Michel
T. Cp$an,     %    \    '     Proprietor
The Lisrge^L Most IVlodern
■and Best Equipped jp the Pass,
Michel, - British Columbia
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Xliis paper is  not  rq9ponsifc|l6   foi;   the
opinions of its correspondent.
Pooling,    Refreshing    pnd
And Aperiepts, Such as
pitrate qf Magnesia, Etiqsphateqf Soda
Lithja Salts, Etc., Etc., Make an
Idea) Drink fpr Hqt Weaihej
''   CjN£W   MICHEL     u   y
imperial Bank of Canada
Head Offibe: TORONTO
Capital Authorized $10,000,000.
Capital Paiii up $5,000,000. Resi $5,000,000
Savings Bank JDepartnient,
Interest allowed on Deposits at Current Rate
from Pate of Deposit.
Drafts, Money Orders and Letters of Credit issued, available
in any part of the World.   '
MICH EL BRANCH,;' f. B. BAKER, Majiagbk.
41 Meat market Ltfi 41
High-class Butchers
New  Michel.
All meat fresh killed—Prime Beef, Pork, and Mutton
Dairy Butter.    Mild-cured Hams and Bacon—Fish
in Season
Tito Store Where They Send What You  Order
2     Deliveries   Paily    2
King's Kandy Kitchen
Ice Crean).   High Class Fruit, Nuts, Tobacco, Cigars.
Chocolates 'and Confectionery.
Call at tbe Crow's Nest Hardware
Co., and see their extensive display.
What you don't see, ask for.   .
Bamboo Fishing Rods, Your Choice for 15 cents
Right Prices,  Right Goods and
Right Treatment.
The Model Bakery
Bread, Cakes, Pies, Buns, Etc.   Fresh* Every Day
Driver will call for orders and deliver
I'he Model Bakery New Michel
;ine Art Printing
Dear Sir:-r-djindly publish the
enclosed report of the condition • of
No, Sj mine, Rffichel Colliery, as put
out at the mine inouth on the 2.*itli
and £Gth. of'July, by the Chief Inspector of Mines for B. {';, alQU*?
with my few remarks. _
This is the first time tp iny knowledge, that the Chief Inspector of
Mines B^C, lias been through this
District and it would be a God's
blessing fror*i (i. . mine-wp-'ker's
stand-point,: if he'jyoiild visit these
mines more often. .Since he visited
these mines,, the Coal Company officials have been very busy notifying tho outrageous condition "under
which.the mine-worker has had to
work, and if a government mlne-
ins,pector who is.paid fpr-that1 kind
of work; namely, enforcing! mine-
operatcjrs of B. p., to comply' with
the Coal Mines Regulation Act, fyad
not come riround atl this time, I
belieyp, :■ according to his repoft,
that it would. not haye bpettMpng
before irtvwould'haye ■ h*id">atiqtlier
bad explosion' like 'that which', occurred at Coal Creek a few years' ago.
It is't'p hji hoped'for'thi*) benefit of
the mineivorkers that the Chief Inspector'of Mines for B. C: will''come
around here 'and visit the (pines
more often;,': or plsi) thp condition
of these rninps'at Michel is liable
to stay the same as'is stated hi the
Chief .'Minto Ihsficetoi's report.' Hoping I have not titkeh'up' tb!b frjuch
space in your valuable newspaper,
nnd thanking you for same,
Yours respectfully,
ChaS. Garner,
" Michel, p. C.
August 5th, M09        -   ;"'' !
In accordance with Sub-Section ft, Section (>7 of the Coal Mines Regulation Act!
I hereby certify that I have examined
tlio roadways, air courses and workiilg
places of No. 7 mine. ' Found tho mine
clear of standing gas and tlio ventilation
generally good.
Sub section 1, Itulo IW, Section S2 of
the Act, requiring the shot-lighter to i.ee
that the sdot is well prepared must lie
Htrictly enforced, and no shot, must he
fired Wen the shot is on the solid iii advance of the catling or mining. Tile
general condition of the mine is safe.
(Signed)   Francis W. Shepherd,
Chief Inspccfor of Minos,
In aocordaui'Q with Sub-Section (1, Section 07 of the Coai Mines Regulation Act.
I hereby certify that I have examined
the No. 17 chute district, thp No. 8 district, and the main return airway.
Found gas in No.'s U, 80 nnd 40 rooms,
in No. 17 chute district. All other places
examined clear.
Ventilation in No. 17 chute district is
insufficient to keep the places clear, and
it is absolutely necessary to Increase the
quantity a^ early ns possible.
The airways of this mine have been
allqw'ed to fall out of repair, and tlio
work of reopening them to ample area
must proceed without delay. Brattice
must be kept well up to the faces in accordance with Itulo :.', Section S2 of the
Act. '
(Signpd)   Francis W. Shepherd,
Chief Inspeotor of Mines,
Iu accordance with Sub-Soctlon 0, Section 07 of the Coal Mines Regulation
Act, I hereby certify that I have examined the roadways, aircoursos and working places of the slope district of No. H
mine. Found standing gas in rooms No.
1 tof), No. *.' east level. Places standing.
Also in No. 8 east dip level, ami No.
4 west level. The air in this section "f
the mine is charged with b per cent, of
marsh gas, and the ventilation must lie
increased without delay. The working
places are well bratticed but great cure
and vigilance must be exercised by all
employees concerned therein, us this section  is giving off gas very freely.
I also examined  the old working.- in
the main level to the top of No. 5 incline
and found the air in the upper  portion
charged witli 4 per cent, of marsh gits.
(Signed) Francis W. Shepherd,
Chief Inspector of Mines.
At the Reporter Office
Miners at Work
Lethbridge, Aug. 5.—The Canada West Coal Co., of Taber, and
the miners, have signed an agreement for two years on run of tho
mine basis. The mine has started
Webor has offered the use nf bis
I new store to the baseball club for u
I dance.
New York and Pittsburg will be I
represented hpre noit month ■ by a
company hi capitalists who intend
to close', a 'deal in' tha Flathead
coal'fields,    it:-b '.     • ':.■  ■
The latest conceit in Bacchanalian
creations at the Stthnmftas p'spoth-
er." People who know pronounce
it a veritable desideratum of trout-
fishing and humpc. i     .'i;   .
A. E. Hayland,' sgcretary-l reas-
urer foi* tho Crown Poal/Company,
is another guest at the Summit
Hotel. Mr. Haylarid finds time to
capture ihimy ol the ganaey trout
with which the lakes/and creeks
surrounding thehpter'abound. , Mr.
Hayland will tinvp his family here
within a few days to Rp?'n'd:a .month
fishing. ...  ..'•;' ■..',( i..,
A. G. Stall, a mining engineer
of Cincinnati', QhigVisiatth's Summit Hotel, preparatory . tp his en-
trande into the Flathead eo.al fields.
Mr. Stall, in ani interview with the
writer, relative : to- tiie ■ Flathead
regions, expressed'thp opinion that
"undoubtedly, the coal'deposits in
this country will Create it■■■"marked
impresaipn jn tl|p mining world
within the next t*i?elvei nJonths/'
Mr. ,Good is compiling a snappy
booklet, elaborately illustrated, for
distribution to those who enjoy the
robust'life of the mountains, photographs of game, 'fish, trails'and
scenery depicting the'locality will
emphasije'the more ''striking chapters of thb work. Dr. C. A. Barton
is collaborating with Mr Good.
He has ipany tales of the trail, in
which the morose and mplanchely
ones will'fin'd a panacea for their
mental illness.
One of tho mpst interesting acquisitions to Andy Gopd's famous menagerie, is Leo, a young mountain
lion, whose capture was effected by
Mr. (}6od,! after stalking him for
eisjht liburs through the mountain
.fastnesses!'' Lib practiced every
manoeuvre known tp his ilk, but
Andy managed to get him into a
blind cut ori\SI*eep Mountain, and
then the battle royal commenced.
The lacerated hands and rent garments df Mr. Good ivpre striking
evidentiary bf tiie battlo between
niari'and 'beast. When Mr. Good
finally succeeded in roping Leo, the
lion was 'coriipletely ' exhausted.
Packing him on liis shoulder, Mr.
Good brought liim homo, anil placing hint on tho verandah of the hotel, ho said to'Johnny, the keeper
of the zoo, "Hdre's anew chap for
you t'o'Work on. Don't forget he is
in excellent condition to give you
a lesson in mastication." Leo is
now roaming in'the corral, pondering, I presume, upon the inconyen-
ipnees of incarceration.
Blajrniqrc  Townsite
■fhe genial Archie MeLeod. the
only real c,statp man in Blaii'iiiure,
was here this week on a business
trip. He speaks very encouragingly
of the prospects at lilairmore,, and
instances many recent sales of Blairmore townsite properties, ns significant of the growth and progress of
the place. If you want to buy
townsite property write him and
get a chance tp come in before the
prices get up in the air.
£ve;rythin<s fir?t-clas^
Culilns Uniut*fi»o«»tl
;'',.''.'  i   i'.',. .
Bar Stack.d with th* Fln<s«t
At<!endan*!8  Un»xc«ll««t
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IV|cCqol i% Moore,   .' I   Proprietory
New Michel, B. C.
Pouglas & {jtedman »
RATiS $2.00 A BAY
Everything First-ClasB and Comfortable
Nothing but white labor employed
New Store Opens
Messrs Boyd ft Muir are in town
looking after the fitting up of their
new store in the Great Northern
Hotel block, They will open up
next week with a new and up-to-
date Btock of gents' furnishings,
clothing, boots and shoes. Their
opening announcement will appear
in these columns later.
How the Vote Turned Out.
Michel Union, U. M. W. of A.,
voted on the choice of doctors for
their union, on Wednesday last,
with the result that Dr. T. A. Wilson, of Vancouver has received tbe
appointment. Tbe following was
the ballot.
11. S. McSorley, Michel 2112
T*; A. Wilson, Vancouver 310
Cl. E. L. McKinnon, Nelson 14
W, M. Bock, lethbridge 72
U. C. Weldon, Hosmer 2!)
Tho vote taken at the same time
as to whether tbe mineworkers
would assess themselves for the construction of a hospital to bo owned
by them, was defeated.
For Assessment 25fl
Against Assessment   US!
"|!k Valley Beer"
Pure ahd
Manufactured from
Canadian Malt,
IBohemian Hops
dnd the now Eaiiious
Crystal Spring Water
Elk Valley Brewing Co., Limited
Livery, Feed and Transfer
Bus service, five trips daily between the
C. P. R. Station and the Kootenay Hotcj
Fare, Round Trip.,.	
Single Eare	
'"' GEO. FISHER, Proprietor
Get Your Hirsute Appendage Clipped and Your
Whiskers Pushed in at the Great Northern Tonsor-
ial Parlors—You're next.
P. M. MacLanders, Prop
E, V. Holding Co.,
Builders and Contractors
Repairs and alterations promptly attended to.
Estimates cheerfully given	
New Michel
One of the Sights of the Town
Moat direct from car to cold storage
No handling.    No ditty railway platformB,
New plant in running order.    It is worth your while to
come in and see it.    Everyone welcome.
P. BURNS & Co.
All Kinds of Lumber, Mouldings, etc.—Fancy   Windows,   Doors nnd
Verandah Posh* in Stock and to Order.
Fernie Lumber Co., Ltd.   ■-•  New Michel THE   REPORTER,   NEW   MICHEL,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA.
[Copyrighted, lSffii, by Associated Literary
The road stretched white nnd endless over tbe bills and far away. The
siren of an automobile came clearly,
penetratingly, across the fields nnd
hills, and soon the machine Itself
dished across the restful landscape.
"Do drive slower, dear. I'm so
nfrald we'll ran away from all tbls
nnd never be able to find It again."
Tbe girl looked out over the landscape
ln rapture.
The man, with his hands on the
wheel of tbe automobile, laughed
gladly as be slowed up.
"I'm so glad you like It, dear. Of
course It Is all new to you. if you
will only learn to love It as I do!
Klght miles more and we're at the
ranch, sweetheart Tell me, are you
sure, perfectly sure, tbat you will
never regret coming so far away—tbat
jou won't wish you hadn't married
me?" And for one little moment a
look of doubt and fear crossed bis Une,
weather bronzed face.
Dave Clark had been born and bred
tn tbe western Dakota bills nn bis
lather's ranch until he reached the
nge wben his education demanded bis
going east to enter the big eastern
technical college.
He returned fitted by training for a
civil engineer, but by nature and de-
Fire for the life on the ranch that bis
fatber bnd loved before him. He went
along contentedly and successfully and
had reached the age of thirty wben
It occurred to him with overwhelming
conviction thnt there was something
of monotony as he was living. "If I
•were only married," be said to blmself, but bis heart bad refused to respond to any of the wiles of the nearby maidens. He wondered In a mild
■way Just why be had never thought
of It before and that nlgbt took a
train for the east
"Dave, you old miser, why didn't
you eome before?' cried Bob Merrill
as be all but wrung Dave's band off
wben tbe latter wnlked Into bts office.
"Well, 1 can't figure out myself wby
) didn't" Inughed Dave.
That night Dave sat next to Bob's
sister at dinner. Sbe wore a blue
gown tbat matched ber eyes, and Dave
felt sensations tbat be bad never experienced on tbe ranch.
"I Just can't believe you're Dave
Clark," sbe said banterlngly, ber eyes
merry and sweet "I Just know you
by heart—botv you won tbe last foot-
"oh, win dipn't von comb, DiABr bhk
ball game you played at college by the
most record breaking run and bow nobody could Uud yon utter to congratulate you-ob, I've Just known you for
Tbat evening wus tbe happiest Dave
bad ever known, aud he felt as If be
bad known Itub's sister all bis life.
Soon after tbut be made a second
visit to the city. And this second time
when he returned to tbe ranch it was
wltb u wild bupplness surging in bis
heart that turned earth into paradise,
for Bob's sister came witb blm as bis
Ilosemary was delighted and bewildered wltb the novelty of tbe hills and
far stretching ranches aud tbe great
roving herds of cattle and the absolutely different routine or life. For tbe
Urst six months Dave tasted the cup ot
happiness to tbe full.
Theu a little discontented look grew
In Rosemary's eyes and dimmed their
Born and bred tn tbe city, to the
city's tastes and ways, the life on the
western ranch becume to Koseinary a
Wearisome ordeal. Dave's eyes caught
the shadow tn bis wife's, and, though
bo word was a-mlteii, each was aware
j of tbe cloud.
"Suppose we take a little trip. Rosemary," Dave suggested one evening
when tbey had been married scarcely
I year. Rosemary threw down the
pen sbe was writing wltb, and her face
lit up. "Back home'/" sbe suggested
tremuously. "Back bome," replied
Dive, and a sore hurt came Into bis
heart it tall young wife's gladness,
"I'll have to go bnck tomorrow," he
Innouncfd one evening when tbey bad
been lo the city nbout three weeks.
EUs   tuearr  contracted   win.   a   hot
ingulsb at tbe look of absolute despair
that came into bis wife's face.
"1 think I'll leave Rosemary with
you for awMle," be coutiuued. witb a
forced smile. "You see, the ranch Is
pretty dull as a steady diet and Rosemary might Just as well stay on a
little longer."
A look of glad relief came into Rosemary's eyes, to be chased away by one
of uncertainty and something akin to
Dave bade his wife goodby cheerful-
ly and took the train wltb a pain at
his heart that almost stlfied blm. Tbe
emptiness of every room, of every
nook and corner, at home made blm
like oue demented In bis flrst grief.
He fought It aU out at last and under
the slurs he faced the heart tragedy of
bis life.
Her letters came regularly, chatty
and full of ber life, and he answered
as regularly, with do bint of bis real
At the end of tbe yenr came a great
decision. He wonld sell the ranch.
The little note of pathos in her letters
toward the end of tbelr year apart
touched him and caused a new hope
In bis heart
"I'd never ask her to come back
here," he told himself. In every letter
she was asking why be did not couje.
Couldn't be get away? Had be forgotten ber?   Sbe was tired of waiting?
"Yes, I must go to ber," he acknowledged to blmself one cool autumn nlgbt
ns he sat before the fire.
Outside tbe leaves were fast falling
In tbe dusk, and tbe bareness of late
fall, threw a somber sadness over the
plains nnd bills.
"Another year wonld kill me," be
said wearily, looking around the room.
"God, bow I bave missed ber-my little wife!" He tlyew out bis arms tn
longing. She had always ran to him
In those flrst days and climbed up on
his knees, cuddling her brown bead
into his neck.
Then came the old rancorous taunt—
she hadn't loved blm; she bad wearied
In the first year of tbelr paradise. No;
after nil, be couldn't go to ber, for
she did not need htm, nnd his head
sank wltb almost a cry on his breast
The gust of wind that swept through
tbe room did not disturb bis grief. It
was i glad. Inarticulate little sob of
fear and longing tbat made him start
and cause bis head to reel os be saw a
dainty, wind tossed little figure holding open the door.
Just one little second, and then, be
fore he could rise,'she threw herself
wildly, passionately Into his arms, cuddling ber brown bead Into bis neck,
kissing and caressing blm In a very
delirium of happiness.
"Oh. why didn't you come, dear-
why didn't you come?" sbe sobbed ln
a paroxysm of grief. He soothed and
petted nnd fondled ber aa be might
nn Infant until her emotion had spent
Itself Then when he bad become
master of himself they tnlked It all
out In the hlg chair by the Are while
night crept on over the silent shadowy hills and tbe cattle lowed from
Overreached Himself.
"It's funny bow afraid rlcb men are
of being cheated," reflected Mr. Bates,
"specially when they get out lu the
country. Now, last fall one of the fur
lined overcoat kind came up here. He
snipped off bis words as If they'd been
coupons, and though be'd come up
here for rest he seemed to think some,
body'd charge blm extry for It If be
mentioned the fact
"Well, the Bassett place, up on Birch
hill, was for sale, and be took a fancy
to It-looked Just like tbe bouse where
he was born, be said,
" 'But dou't you let it out' he says
to me. They'll be asking some fancy
price for it If they know I want It'
"Well. I drove bim up tbere after
he'd mnde up his mind.' and we found
Isaac liassett out ln the yard.
" 'I hear this place Is for sale. How
much?' says Mr. Millionaire.    -
"Isaac opened bis mouth, but that
was as fur as be got
" 'I'll give you $050 for It; not a cent
more,' snid Mr. Millionaire slambsng.
" 'I'll tnke It,' says Isaac.
"'I ain't mean,' he snys. after he'd
made ont a check and we'd started off,
'nor clost, but I won't be done,' says
be, 'Jest because I've mnde my pile'
"I didn't tell hlm." chuckled Mr.
Bates, "that be'd done himself "
"Hnd he?" questioned Mr. Bate*'
"Surer said Mr. Batca. "Tbe farm
waa put up for sale for tbe taxes, and
all they nsked was Kf-O And I've
heard thnt Isaac had privately offered
It for $('IK)."-Youth's Companion,
The Birth of the Daley.
The origin of the daisy Is told ID the
following legend: It wns the belief of
the Celtic people tbat when an Infant
was taken away from earth a flower
was seut A woman, Malvlna, lost nn
Infant son, but us sbe sat brooding and
Inconsolable ber attendants came running In with Joyful news. "Ub, Malvlna," tbey cried, "your babe baa come
buck! A wondrous new Bower bas
coiup to enrth; white are Its leaves
near tbe heart but Dearer the edges
tinted with pink or crimson like an
Infant's flesh! Wben the wind waves
It on the hillside, heboid, 'tls a child
playing to and fro!" And Malvlna
rose and looked upon ber flower and
no more mourned, saying "This flower, Malvlna's sou returned, will comfort all mothers that nave lost their
Uncle Sam's 8ystem Is Complete si
Man Can Make It.
Tbe system of checks employed ln
the engraving division of the bureau
of engraving at Washington to prevent
Irregularities Is as complete as human
Ingenuity cau devise. Each die, roll
and plate has a number in sequence
stamped upon it and by said number
It Is recorded. Each employee receiving a piece of steel to work on is
charged wltb tbe same by its number
and a description of tbe engraving to
be made thereon and Is not allowed to
leave the building until the same has
been returned nnd checked into the
vaults. In the custodian's ofllce complete records and the history of 18.-
000 dies. 10.HOU rolls and 18,000 plates
are on file. Once a year tbis ofllce is
audited nnd checked up by a committee appointed by the secretary of the
treasury, each piece of engraved work
being identified and compnred with
tbe records of the office. The system
of checks und rules governing the custody ot the work Is so perfect that ln
tbe history of the bureau not a single
plate bas gone astray. After the plnte
Is finally completed and approved a
proof Is taken nnd filed away, and if It
should ever occur that a suspicious
bill Is presented a comparison with
the recorded proof will readily show
whether It is genuine or uot and If
counterfeit tbe difference between the
genuine and spurious.
Tbe busiest room In tbe bureau Is
that devoted to plate printing. Tbe operation looks easy, but a great degree
of skill is required to produce perfect
work, und plnte printing Is a trade ln
Itself. The printer gives a receipt for
tbe plate form, be receipts for every
Bheet of paper he receives, the press
registers every Impression made, nnd
be cannot leave until he returns the
plate aud accounts for every sheet of
Wltb every brdcr to print 1.000
sheets of hills or stamps 1.030 sheets
of paper are issued, as tbere Is tbe liability of spoiling sheets in the wetting,
printing or numbering. After the
sheets bave been printed and dried
tbey are carefully examined by trained
experts, wbo separate all Imperfect
sheets, aud the accuracy and speed
wltb whicb they detect Imperfections
are not tbe lenst Interesting part of
"money mnking." A spot, a stain, a
light or uneven impression tbnt would
escape ordinary observation Is detected and causes the sheet to be sent to
the destruction committee, where It Is
destroyed wltb tbe same safeguards
employed In tbe destruction of old,
torn or mutilated currency.
The notes of all national banks are
alike as to tbe outline of tbe face, but
the name, place and charter number of
each bank ure of course different, while
the back of nil national bauk notes In
any one state is alike, yet there is a
distinctive back of each state in the
1882 series ot notes. The more recent
deslgus issued by tbe bureau, known
ns tbe 1002 series, bave a comparatively clenr space on each side of the center, such disposition being necessiry
In order to show clearly the silk fiber
Imbedded In tbe distinctive paper.
This Is considered so important that
designers are obliged to conform their
work tbereto, and the backs of this
series are tbe same for every state.
For tbe fiscal year ended June 30,
1008. the bureau printed 7.5l!0.2,S7.S03
postage stamps, worth $180.42(1,811.
Tbe stamps to be printed during the
present ducal year will exceed those
printed for the year 1008 by 1,000.-
OOO.OOO.-Aiuerlcan Institute of Bunking. 	
Hocking the "Cnock."
A new kind of self defense Is quite
common ln France among ladles. It Is
simply the practised use of crook ban-
died umbrella or walking stick. A
young lady wbo was an adept arrested a pickpocket who hud seized her
bag purse and sent blm sprawling at
full length on his face on tbe road.
having neatly tripped him up by crook-
I ing tbe right ankle of the humnn
"crook" with her umbrella. Again,
wben be rose to bis feet and aprang
at tbe lady she encircled bis neck by
the crook of the umbrella and laid hlm
on his fnce again. Again she flung bim
by gripping bis left ankle and picked
up the stolen bag witb her umbrella
crook. And by this time the police nr-
rlved.-Bcrnard Parsons Id Fry's Mag-
A Blunt Prince.
William F. Doty, tbs Ainerlcnn consul ut Tubrl**. told In a recent letter a
story about a Persian prince.
A party of English tourists were
traveling In Persia, and In Tabrli
they Invited this prince to dinner. He
enme splendidly attired In gold nnd
white. But be was taciturn.' He seemed disappointed. When the dessert
wna served he sneered and said:
"I am pleased to see tbat the Englishmen nre now taking a leaf out of
the Persian's book."
"How so. Prince Kami!''" said the
host's wife, a very tall, lean womnn
with unusually long teeth.
"They lenve all their pretty women
at home," said tbe prince frankly .-st
Louis Globe-Democrat
On the Jump,
"la It really only ten minutes' walk
te the station from your bouse!" ttked
"Wbat a ridiculous question!" ex*
claimed Rabbuba. "Nobody tn lovely
Swampburst ever 'walks' to the station. 1 may say, however, tbat It's
lenly nbout eight and a half mlnutrf
run."-Cathollc Standard and Time*.
Chlna'e Lively Emperor.
P'u I., the Infant emperor of China,
(.f course counts for nothing ns yet
unless tbe sympathy and love which
his pretty babyhood Inspires may hnve
nn influence upon tbe trend of events.
Thnt he la a bealtby young potcntnte
Is evidenced by an edict promulgated
ln his own name and under his own
Imperial seal whlcb recently convulsed
I'ekln society. In it he demanded thnt
thirty-five nursing mothers should be
Immediately found and sent Into the
palace to minister to bis Infant needs.
-Eleanor Franklin Egan in Everybody's,
Indigestion and Similar Troubles Must be
Treated Through the Blood
Indigestion can be treated in many
ways, but it can be cured in only
one way—through the blood. Purga.
tives cannot cure indigestion. By
main force they move the food on
still undigested. That weakens the
whole system, uses up the natural
juices of the body and leaves the
stomach and bowels parched «nd
sore. It is a cause of indigestion—
not a cure. Others try predigested
loods and peptonized drugs. But
drugs which digest the food for the
stomach really weaken its power.
The digestive organs can never do the
work properly until they are strong
enough to do it for themselves. Noth.
ing can give the stomach that power
but the new, rich, red blood so abundantly supplied by Dr. Williams'
Pink Pills. So the reason for their
success is plain. The health of the
stomach depends upon the blood in
its delicate veins. If that blood is
weak and watery the gastric glands
haven't the strength to secrete the
juices which alone can digest the
food. If the blood is loaded with im.
purities it cannot absorb the good
from the food when it is digested,
Nothing can stimulate the glands,
nnd nothing can absorb the nourishment but pure, red blood. And nothing can give that pure, red blood but
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills. Mrs. Alfred Gallant, Mill River, P. E. I.,
says:—"For several years, ■> previous
nnd up to two years ago, I suffered
continually from indigestion. I could
not eat enough to keep my strength,
and what little I did eat, no matter
what kind of food, caused great
pains, so that I became much reduced
in flesh, strength and energy. I con.
suited several doctors and took medi.
cine from them, but without any
heneflt whatever. On the advict of a
friend I began to take Dr.'Williams'
Pink Pills and soon good results
were noticed. I could slightly increase the amount of food day after
dny, and suffered no inconvenience,
until after taking ten boxes I could
cat any kind of food and in a short
lime got back to my normal state of
health and feel that Dr. Williams'
Pink Pills have surely cured me of a
most stubborn case of indigestion."
You can get these pills from any
denier in medicine or they will be
sent by mail nt 50 cents a box or
six boxes for $2.60 by addressing The
Dr. Williams' Medicine Co., Brockville, Ont.
Standing on His Rights
Police Justice—Have you any way
of mnking n living?
Vagrant—I hev, y'r honor. I kin
make brooms.
Police Justice—You can? Where
did you learn that trade?
Vagrant—I decline t' answer, y'r
If allowed to roam over your house
those few innocent-looking house flie3
mny cause a renl tragedy any day, as
they are known to he the principn
agents for the spread of those dead,
ly diseases, typhoid fever, diphth»rij
and smallpox.
A country minister in the course of
his visiting stnyed at a house where
a roast chicken was served for dinner.
The chicken looked good to him.
"Well," he facetiously remarked,
"here's where the chicken enters the
Mlnard's Liniment Cures Garget In
"You mustn't cough so much, Wil.
lie." his mother snid.
"I can't help it, mamma," replied
the little boy with the long golden
curls. "Something amuses me in my
Used according to directions, Dr. ,T.
D. Kellogg's Dysentery Cordial will
afford relief in the most acute form of
summer complaint, Whenever the attack manifests itself no time should be
lost in seeking the aid of the Cordial.
It will act inimediately on the stomach and intestines and allay the irritation nnd pnin. A trial of it will convince anyono of the truth of these
The Servant In the House
A young couple had taken a house
in nn exclusive neighborhood and
wished to make a good imnression nt
the very beginning of their social
career. They were handicapped, however, by the difficulty of securing good
They finally secured one Norah. n
very recent arrival from County Ki].
nrney, but#the best they cbuld find.
This maid's duty wns to answer the
front doorbell nnd carry the cards of
any visitors to her mistress. She was
rehearsed rencatedly in her role, her
mistress telling her exactly whnt to
sny nnd how to enrry her silver salver.
But, in spite of the training, Nornh's
mistress awaited the hour of her-first
dinner party with trepidation, and nt
the first sound of the doorbell she
could not resist the impulse to listen
at the hend of the stairs.
Norah rushed to the door excitedly,
without her snlver; but as she opened
it and snw visitors standing there, she
recollected her instructions, nnd,
throwing up her hands, exclaimed, in
a voice of heart-broken dismay:
"B' the howly St. Patrick, Oi forgot
me pan I"—Judge.
Two to One
Germany is the state which has the
next largest nnvy to our own. Our
fixed policy should be to build Bhips
ns such a rnte as will ensure our
having always double the naval power
of Germany, or if any other power in
the future pnsses Germany, then
double that of thnt power. This will
secure our sea power.—Spectator.
A Theory That Connects These Diseases With Blackheads.
A French surgeon named Borrel has
recently delivered a lecture at tbe
Ecole de Medlcln in Parts, In course
of wblch he advances a novel theory
concerning cancer and leprosy. He declares It to be bis belief tbat the bacillus of either malady is concealed ln
the black pinheuds or blackbeada
which often disfigure our faces and
from which, particularly In tbe nose
and chin, scarcely any one Is entirely
free. When extracted these plnbeads
or blackheads have the appeurnnce of
little worms. They consist of what la
known as sebaceous matter, this matter being produced from certain glands
wltb tbe object of supplying the skin
with Its due quantity of oil.
Dr. Borrel bas been experimenting
and bas found, with tbe aid of a very
powerful microscope, tbat tbis sebaceous matter nearly always contains a
bacillus which is cancerous or crab-
like in form.
After the age of fifty most persons,
male as well as female, throw off much
af this sebaceous matter ln tbe ordinary process of aging. The face and
chest in particular exude most sebaceous matter. It is about tbls age, declares Borrel, that cancerous developments begin to make their appearance,
and the coincidence Is worth remarking.
Hitherto heredity has been charged
wltb being the real promoter of cancerous and leprous evils, It being asserted tbat the insanitary conditions
of former ages were responsible for
bringing tbe bacillus into being. The
Metchnlkovlnn theories of mlcropagy
and macropbagy bave, however,
throw new lights upon the subject
Given the^tbenry. moreover, of Hneck-
el's—to (vlt, tbat tbe intelligence of all
living organisms, no matter how small,
enabies them to secure the best opportunities for survival—It la conceivable
tbat the crab bacillus of cancer may
have found tbe sebaceous matter ln
the face the best region In whlcb to
promote bis happiness and propagate
bis species.
Dr. Borrel advises those whose face
and body are disfigured by blackheads
to beware. A solution of alcohol with
from 2 to 3 per cent of salicylic acid Is,
be says, an excellent preventive. Lemon jiilce Is also good.— New "fork
Tha Interior of the Earth,
The University of Jena has Just
awarded the prize for the heat essay
on the condition of the Interior of the
earth. M. Thlene, wbo won the University of .lena's prize, did It witb the
following theory:
The mean density of the enrth Is
known to be more than five times thnt
of water. As the miter layers of tbe
crust have a very feeble density—water 1, rocks an average of 2V4—It follows that the Interior must have a
density of about 7.7, which Is tbnt
of Iron. Again, there Is enough accurate Information about the rigidity of
the earth to make It fairly certain that
this Is slightly greater thnn steel. M.
Thlene calculates that the crust of tbe
earth Is ahout 030 miles thick, 'though
most of the best authorities are inclined to place It at about thirty miles.
If his figures he correct, tbere must
be Inside the crust an excedlngly dense
and rigid core, whlcb he calls bary-
spbere.—New York World.
knows that Sunlight Soap
means a wonderful saving of
time and labour in house-
Whether with hot or cold
water, nothing gets the dirt
off so quickly and without
Injury as Sunlight Soap.
Sunlight makes the homo
as fresh as new. •••
A Poser
The self-made man was in a caustic
mood. "These schools, ye know," he
said, "they're no good. Don't give a
boy no practical knowledge; see what
I mean? Now, my son, he's supposed
to be learning Greek, an' Latin, an'
algebra. An' the other day I asked
'im to tell me the algebra for fried
potatoes, an' 'e couldn't."
Showed It
Magistrate—John Murphy, the constable says you were fighting. What
have you to say for yourself?
John Murphy—Well, your worship,
Oi had a clean white shirt on, an' Oi
was so mighty proud av it that Oi
got up a bit of a row wid a man so as
Oi cud take me coat an' wescot off an'
show it.
Where Tipping Is Barred.
Tourists generally will he Interested
In the new regulations In force on the
German railways. Tbey nre drastic,
whlcb is not nn unusual quality In
German rules, and on tbe whole they
seem to be just und practical. Tipping
of railway employees on trains Is prohibited: passengers giving tips will he
punished. Tbe railways will be responsible for passengers' baggage for
fourteen days and at all times responsible for luggage lost Children over
ten years will not be permitted to travel In compartments reserved for women. If a train ia full a traveler, although he may have a ticket, may be
compelled to wait for the next train.
A friend taking lenve of a traveler and
remaining In the train until It moves
will have to pay a fine of **I1.50.—Milwaukee Wisconsin.
W. N. U., No. 749
Owing to ihe steadily Increasing
cost of line Ceylon teas euoh ■■ ere
sole to the ouollo under the brand
It iwi boon found nacaaaary to nd-
grooar. Conaequantly tha ooniumiri
will havo to pay a corraapondlngly In-
oroaaad prloe, but undoubtodly thay
will ba wIIIIjio to do thla In order lo got
tho flnoat taa tha world produooa.
Seldom See
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m»r hBTo s bunch or bruise on ble
Ankle, Hook, Sills, Knee or Throe*.
lioraa np. No blister, no hair roiim.
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Col. Owen Thomas Writes of Britain's
Little Known Possession on the
East Coast of the Dark Continent
i —Slaver and Missionary Has
Opened Up the Land, But Traveling Is Difficult,
An Oriental proverb has it that
seekers after Heaven not infrequently miss Paradise, says Col. Owen
Thomas in The Standard of Empire*.
Whether the statement be sound
theology or no I will not surmise, but at least the sentiment seems appropriate when white
settlement in Africa is the subject
under discussion, for in that great
continent many goals have lured the
Englishman, many El Dorados have
shown for him a fleeting panorama.
South Africa, North Africa, and the
poisonous West, the mysterious Central districts—attractive by the very
■uncertainty in which distance and
silenoe have alike ' wrapped their
wealth—each in its turn has called
across the seas to the British pioneer,
and has reaped its harvest in conquered nature, extended Empire, and
marrow graves.
"Because on the bones of the Eng-
! lish, the English Flag is stayed."
1 No man who regards Oversea Settlement as I regard it regrets the
lives laid down by these earthly
'Heaven seekers; it was, and is, and
will be part of the history-making of
jour people, but I do marvel some-
'times that so few have marked our
little Paradise away to the east,
■where the Indian Ocean laps a wide
■new land of infinite promise.
And now to lift very lightly nnd
iquickly. a corner of the curtain thnt
veils the real British East Africa from
'the comprehension of the Britons of
the Empire I At the outset of Euro-
ipean visitation tho whole East Const
of Africa seams to have been mainly
'regarded as means to an end. The
[first Portuguese governor of Mombasa was appointed in 1592, and the
era of Portuguese control may be
snid lo have continued till 1720.
Considering the duration of this occupation, the tangible results were
remarkably few. Moslem rule followed, and lasted with various ups
and downs into the lifetime of the
present generation, when the exploration of Central Africa and the activities of Christian missionaries on the
one hend and slave dealers on the
other began to direct attention to
this greet country lying between the
Indian Ocean and the big lakes. The
partition of East Africa and the
opening of the whole area dates from
the grant of a charter of incorporation to a German company in 1886.
Three years later the Imperial British
East Africa Company wns likewise
established by Royal Charter, and
history began in the Emnire sense.
|The first rnil of the so-called Uganda Railway (of which not one yard
is in Uganda) wns laid in 1"P5. the
(Protectorate having meanwhile been
lestablished, and its 584 miles reached completion at the end of 1901.
Already receipts far outweigh expenditure, though it must be some,
■perhaps many, yean before the capital expenditure is written off.
These few words about the railway
may suggest a country of modern
convenience in travel, but flint is
still, and will long be, nn unrealised
dream. The main line runs from
Mombasa to Lake Victoria Nynnm,
traversing in its course ench successive belt of the Protectorate, but immediately the traveler or Bettler gets
away from that one iron rond he
falls bock upon safari as in days of
Store. "Safari," let it be understood,
is the Bwahili expression for tho
traveling camp life amid primeval
forests and along untrodden stretches
of pathless wilds, peopled only by
the whispering memories of primitive man. For British East Africa
is still the Paradise of the big gnme
tracker, and on safari, away from
ordinary routes, lions and leopards,
elephants and rhinoceros, buffalo
■and wilderhcnsl, hippopotamus and
crocodile, giraffe, and zebra, and a
tiost of other animals haunt the
stranger's wanderings.
' It would be impossible for any
writer to convey to the homelnnder,
the smoke of whose neighbor's chimney is rarely out of sight, a convincing impression of that weird experience, the first safari. Presently,
however, the wanderer, whatever his
particular idiosyncrasy, must happen
en what appears to him to be the
pick of the earth; to one man, perhaps, the wonderful sween of the
enormous grazing areas in the Hl«*h-
lands, to another the ravines of the
great Rift Valley, the wonderful ntrrl-
cultural districts of the Highland
■settlements, the big game areas of
Tfttambn, or the extraordinary rich
flats and valleys of the trnnicnl coast
"belt. Somewhere the settler with an
eye for land can hnrdly fnil to mark
the man-hiiicrv country which cries
to him, individually, for settlement.
For the predominant feature of British East Africa is its remarkable
variety and the scone it affords every
kind of land settler. There are, of
course, unhealthy diRtr'cts fnr whites,
nnd there sr» cwidernble areas
where it wtwW not be wis» to take
a young familv. evn though a
healthy man conl-'. with reasonable
precautions, do well ennw-h. On the
other hand, the s'onen of th° Shimba
Hills could nrntiils the planter of
tropical p'",'*"'t8 v-'*'i a home fnr
•wife r.nd children within rw"*h of his
work on (Jib custlind, while nway
in the Hi"hlsnds. where the bulk of
British settlement hns tnV»n place,
the children nre as rosv. strop", nnd
fell of spirits as their English
, British East Africa is not »s yet
the country for the mnn w'th no
capital beyond his m<i"'*ood—m*cat
as that asset is when th" noooeasor
has the cond fortune to be B'ltish.
The difficulty for the mnn without
capital of reaching his market practically excludes him for the present.
Scotland Yard Sleuth Has Had an
Exciting Career.
lietective Inspector Arrow, who
was concerned with the arrest of the
alleged instigator of the notorious
"D. 8. Windell" frauds, now being
unfolded in the criminal courts, has
effected many a dramatic capture in
his time, but perhaps none more so
than the famous raid of a gambling
den, kept by an Italian, in a street
off the Tottenham Court Road a few
years ago. Plans for the raid were
oarefully made. Mr. Arrow was to
approach the club with a couple of
assistants, manoeuvre for an entrance, and thus pave the way for a
force of constables who were to be
in hiding. The detective expected a
long wait, but the unexpected happened. Just as the three officers
were approaching the club the doors
were suddenly thrown open and an
undesirable member was bundled
out by the burly proprietor. Seising
this exoellent opportunity Mr. Arrow
dnshed inside. Suspecting that the
three were detectives, the proprietor
slammed the door, and the inspector
and his companions found themselves trapped in a room, with a hundred or so evil-looking foreigners.
Nothing daunted, Mr. Arrow proceeded to the gambling-room for all the
world as though he had all the forces
of Scotland Yard . at his back. He
seized the cards, the bank, and other
evidences of gambling, and coolly
informed the men that they were his
prisoners. It was not until the inmates * saw the constables pnurine
into the olub by means of a ladder
that thev realised how thoroughly
they hnd been outwitted by the in-
trenidity of one man.
It was chance, pure and simple,
that was the means of turning Inspector Arrow's thoughts in the direction of detective work. He began
his life as a schoolmaster, and while
in the act of performing his duties
one day, thieves broke into the
schoolhouse and decamped with some
clothing. The alarm was raised, and
both master ami pupils went in ptir-
Buit. The chase was continued fnr
several hours, until the culprit fell
in a ploughed field from sheer exhaustion. Armed with nothing more
formidable than a pair of brawny
fists, Mr. Arrow kept guard over the
offender until help arrived. The
thief proved to be an old offender,
and the young schoolmaster wns
comnlimented and rewarded by the
chief of police for the district. It
wns this incident that determined
his career.
King to Cycle.
Special correspondence of The Standard from London Bays; King Edward
VII. hns been recommended by his
medical advisers to resume cycling
after nn interval of two years, and the
Messrs. Humber, Limited, have modernised one of his old machines for
the purpose. The King first rode a
Humber tricycle thirteen years ago,
and during the eleven years which
followed several machines embodying
the latest improvements were built for
It was originally the King's intention to have a new machine, but as
the delivery of a machine of the special make which he favors wns impossible within the specified time, one
of his old tricycles was sent to
Messrs. Humber to be overhauled and
refitted, and was returned to Buckingham Palace.
The machine has been equipped
with all the most modern improvements, bo aa to avoid all danger of
tripping or a fall in mounting and dismounting. One of the features of the
machine is the absence of all impediments; it possesses a direct central
drive, and thus it is easy to jump on
or off.
World's Greatest   Bridge-Builder.
Sir William Arrol, who has been
denouncing the $50,000 which he
estimates is spent every Saturday
afternoon in England during the winter season by spectators at football
matches as "a gross waste of money,"
is one of the most remarkable self-
made and self-taught men who have
hailed from North of the Tweed. He
started life in a cotton-mill at eleven
years of age, but the work in the
mill did not suit him at all. "I
wanted an easier life," he explained
later, "so I went to work for a blacksmith in Paisley," and it was the
clang of the anvil and the sight of
the sparks which inspired him with
that love of engineering which led
him to become the world's greatest
Farm Boy For Professor's Chair.
The career of Prof. Thomns Recs,
who has just been appointed principal
of Bnla-Bongor Welsh Congregational
College, is an extraordinary one. He
started to earn his living ut thirteen
as a farm laborer, and at eighteen
was working in a colli»ry. While
working as a collier at Abcrclnrc he ut-
tended the Ebenezer Chapel in that
town, and soon attracted attention by
his wonderful preaching powers.
When he was twenty-one years of age
money wAs found to enable him to
study at Whitland Grammar School.
From that time his success wns meteoric. Soon he matriculated at the
University of London and took his degree. At thirty he was n professor of
theology, nnd at forty years Is principal of one of the leading colleges in
The f ery One.
A young student, showing the museum at Oxford to a purty, produced
t? rusty sword, which he assured
them was the identical sword with
which Balaam wus ubout to kill his
ass. One of the party observed that
he thought Balaam hnd no sword,
but only wished for one.
"You are right," snid the student;
"and this iB the very sword he wished
for."—The Isis.
Selling Water.
At St. Duy, Cornwall, can be Been
daily the strange spectacle of water
being retailed in the public streets
nt a halfpenny per pitcher. The wuter
is brought in barrels drnwn by horses,
though, if the inhabitants cured to
pay for the cost of piping, it would
save them a considerable outlay,
A Strengthening Exercise For Women
to Practice.
A famous doctor not long ago advised one of Us women patients to
read aloud an hour each day for tbe
benefit of her lungs. An easy cure
thought tbe woman. But to ber surprise she not only found the exercise
fatignlng, but learned that she read;
Not one person ln a bnndred reads
well. The voice is pitched so blgb
tbat the throat sullen or Is so low and
mumbly that listeners are maddened
in the effort to follow.
To read for hours without feeling II
throw the voice well forward, so that
vibrations strike the upper lip, and
pltcb It so tbat there Is no strain
either on the throat muscles or on the
ear of the listener.
There are some persons wbo read as
If ln bonds to get through a given
number of words In a stated time.
Very fast reading Is hard to follow
and Is particularly deplorable tf one la
reading to a convalescent. Equally
bad Is a dragging style tbat makes
one long for a prod. Read quickly,
but enunciate each syllable clearly and
To read as If one were practicing
elocution Ib extremely bad style, remarks a writer. Never aim at expressiveness. If yon have a fine sense
of the text unconsciously tbe voice
takes on the correct modulation. Stilted or artificial reading is not to be
Learn to read naturally, In a pleasant voice, with special attention to
enunciation. It Is an art no woman
can afford to be without There are
many times when one must read
aloud, without voice, and a consciousness of being a poor reader does not
make It easier.
Another advantage of reading aloud
Is tbe attention It calls to pronunciation. Words that one has read silently
from youth we often find we hnve mispronounced only when they are flrst
read ln company. For this reason It
Is Important tbat girls and boys be
trained in reading aloud beyond what
they get ln school. , It Is well to keep
a pencil and pad ln hand to jot down
any word of whose meaning and pronunciation one Is not certain.
A Clever Contrivance For Admitting
Air Without Annoyance.
Most of us nowadays know better
than to sleep with closed windows and
would as soon think of taking poisonous food as breathe vitiated air. Tbe
ancient prejudice against night air has
gone the way of hobgoblins aud other
old wives' tales, so sometimes one Is
disturbed by the rustling und waving
of shades which fill like sails or try
to behave like flags, ln consequence
one sometimes feels obliged to open
the lower sash of a window, whlcb Is
not a good or safe plan of ventilation.
Tbe real remedy Is to have a ventilating blind, wblch Is easily managed
by detaching the existing shade from
its roller and adding a width of coarse
canvas or still more open material, so
that when tbe shade is quite lowered
It presents a very porous surface to the
open top of the window, ehongti to
check direct draft, but not enough to
exclude free passage of air or to set up
a noisy wind pressure. Of course
when the shade Is ln normal use this
part Is Invisible, but enn soon be
brought Into use wben needed.
Where and How to Keep Parasols.
The parasol Is always a problem.
It Is usually too long to be kept In
one's bureau drawer, and If hung In
the closet the covering becomes soiled
by nn accumulation of dust or by nibbing against tbe dark fabric of gowns
or coats.
Parasols may be beautifully disposed
of to one's Intense satisfaction ln long
slender hags hung tn the closet.
Fine umbrellas may be cured for ln
the same way.
A parasol bag can be made of some
long strip of lining, unbleached muslin or linen that would do for nothing
A Postal Tip.
"Most people don't know how to put
a stamp on a letter," said a postoffice
odlclnl. "They moisten the stamp, taking off a certain amount of the mini-
Inge by the process and making It burd
to stick. The proper way Is to molslon
the tip of the envelope where the stamp
la to go. then press on the stamp. The
paper should not be Boaked, just moistened on the surface, however. Thnt
stamp will never drop off ln the mull
Protecting the Flock In Winter—Some
Points on Feeding.
The sheep must bave a good shelter
from the snow and sleet and cold rains
of winter,    A shed built against a
large building and opening to the south
Is the best for sheep ln the winter.
The barn will be a splendid protection, j
and the farmer who builds his sheep i
shed against his barn Is wise, says an {
experienced breeder. '
Sheep have short necks, they cannot
reach very far Into a rack, and they
should not be permitted to do so If
they could because the chaff from the
hay gets Into the wool, and tbls should
be avoided If possible. It Is difficult to make a
rack   that   will
hold a consldera- IBA0K TOB sheep.
ble   quantity   of
hay and feed It down within reach until the rack Is empty. The rack shown
ln the Illustration bas n bottom shaped
like the letter W, with the middle part
tbe highest. Cut crosspieces out of
wide planks similar to the way stair
stringers are cut and place tbem five
feet four Inches apart. Nail sixteen
foot boards on tbese to form the W
shaped bottom, making the V shaped
troughs tight to catch the leaves and
chaff, and tbey may also be used for
feeding grain, bran or chopped stuff.
The rack Is three and a balf feet
wide at tbe top and sixteen feet long.
The spindles at the side should be of
hard wood, round. Small hardwood
trees cut ln a thicket ln tbe woods answer very well. They shonld be just
wide enough apart to let an old sheep
get Its head through. It Is necessary
to bave the rack three and a balf or
four feet high so the larger sheep
won't try to climb Into It.
If there Is not enough room ln the
shed' for tbe feed troughs they may be
constructed on tbe outside, but It will
be better if there Is space for them In
the center of the shed. The troughs
may be constructed ln tbe following
manner: Drive down pairs of stobs
about twelve feet apart, according to
the length desired for the troughs.
Nail heavy crosspieces to the stobs
just about a foot above tbe ground.
The troughs can be set on the cross-
pieces and nailed there. It Is best to
make the troughs nbout eight Inches
wide and four inches deep. Tbe lumber sbould be good and strong.
Oats, bran and shelled corn mixed
make a splendid feed for sheep. They
will be delighted with good clover or
alfalfa hay. When alfalfa Is fed they
will not need so much grain. In fact,
sheep will almost fatten on alfalfa
alone. If It Is chopped up fine, so
much the better. Keep salt near, so
the sheep can have access to It whenever they please. It will be a good
tblng If they can ruu to a watering
trough tbat Is filled witb temperate
Don'te For the Horseman.
Don't use cold bits In cold weather.
Your horse's tougue is tender, and bis
mouth is formed of delicate glands and
Don't clip your horse when the mercury Is at tbe freezing point
Don't fall to blanket your horse
when he stands in the cold.
Don't forget that nasal catarrh, diphtheria, bronchitis and other Ills often
result from exposure and tbe chill
which follows suddenly checked perspiration.
Don't fall to keep your horse's shoes
sharp when the streets are slippery.
Don't put your horse's feet ln unskilled hands. Good feet are spoiled
by bad shoeing.
Don't keep your horse In an overheated stable, then stand him for some
hours ln a freezing atmosphere and
wonder why he became paralysed.
Don't fail to water your borse tbe
first thing In the morning, but not with
Ice water.
Sore Shoulders on Horses.
The hide and flesh of a young horse
are more tender than those of an old
work borse. If the shoulders of tbe
young borse are allowed to become
sore during the first season's work It
Is likely that they will be sore or tender all the rest of the animal's life.
If the young horse passes through tbe
flrst season without Injury tbe shoulders become toughened and, with good
treatment, are likely never to become
Tobacco For Worms In Horses.
A horseman snys thut he has cured
horses and colts of worms by pulverizing tobacco leaves with the hands
nnd placing a smnll quantity In each
feed of shelled oats for a few days.
He says the worms will be expelled
without any 111 effects to cither tbo
horse or colt. He snys thnt mnny a
colt that Is uow kept poor nnd scrawny
by the worms. If given pulverized tobacco leaves In this manner, will soon
begin to thrive and take ou flesh.
A Brainy Sequence of Plays by the
Chicago Cubs,
Generalship by the manager Is not
all. A good team needs the fewest orders, and what perhaps was the most j
brilliant half Inning ever played ln a !
ball game, from the standpoint of j
headwork and perfect execution, was I
one ln whlcb tbe managers bud small j
part That Inning was the last balf
of the fourth Inning of the game between Detroit and Chicago on Oct 13.
the game tbat practically decided the
world's championship series. Chicago
had made two runs ln the third Inning
and, with Brown pitching, appeared
to be winning easily until O'Lenry and
Crawford opened Detroit's bnlf of the
fourth Inning with line singles tn left,
putting runners on flrst and second
bases with none out and Cobb, the
best batter ln tbe American league, at
bat. O'Lenry Is fast, Cobb Is extremely fast, and Cobb is a natural
and almost perfect bunter. Every oue
knew that Cobb Intended to bunt the
bull and tbat failure to retire either
blm or one of the other runners probably meant victory for Detroit. Jennings, Detroit's manager, sent Cobb
to bat. with instructions to bunt toward third base. They knew that
Brown Intended to make the play tu
third base to force O'Leary, aud the
coachers were signaled to make
O'Leary take as much lead toward
third base as possible and to start
miming aa the ball was pitched.
Brown, a past master In Held generalship ns well as execution, walked
over to Stelnfeldt at third base nnd
said*. "Anchor yourself to tbnt bag.
The ball is coming tbere." Kllng signaled for a fast ball close to the batter at his waist. It was his plan to
have Cobb miss the ball on his flrst
attempt to bunt and then, by a quick
throw to Tinker on second, to entcb
O'Lenry off the base. Brown shook
bis head nnd signaled Kllng his Intention to pitch a curve ball low and at
the outside corner of the plate. Cohb
wns hoping that Brown would pilch
precisely that klud of a bnll. and
Brown knew thnt Cobb was hoping fnr
It, nnd It wns Brown's plnn to force
Cobb'to do exactly what he wns most
anxious to do—to make a perfect bunt
and toward third base. Brown pitched
perfectly, and Cobb bunted perfectly,
thirty feet toward third base and
nbout Ave feet Inside the foul line. As
Brown pitched he went fnrwnrd nt
top speed, "following the bnll through."
and he was ln front of the ball wben
It bounded along. Still running, he
scooped the sphere and, whirling,
made a terrific throw straight to Stelnfeldt. and O'Lenry was forced out by
fifteen feet on a seemingly Impossible
play, executed chiefly because Brown
knew exactly whnt Cobb would do.
Chance's mngnlflcent machine wus
not through. Knowing thnt the fail-
tire of that play would "rattle" the
Tigers, they Instantly seised the
psychological situation. Kllng gave n
quick signal for a fast luslioot across
Rossmnn's shoulders, and Brown,
without waiting for Detroit to rally
and plnn a play, drove the bull fast
nnd blgh. Rossman struck ut the
bnll and missed It. Like a tlnsb Kilns
hurled the sphere toward second base
Tinker met it nt top speed, touched
Crawford three feet from tbe bnse
nnd standing still, and Detroit was
beaten in a panic. Au Instant Inter.
as Rossman struck out, Kllng threw to
second, and Evers, leaping, stuck up
one band, dragged down tbe bnll und
while descending touched Cobb ns he
slid. The big crowd, frenzied over
the brilliant series of plays nnd only
hulf understanding tbem, cheered for
five mlnutes.-Hugh S. Fullerton in
American Magazine.
Silage For Hogs.
A speaker nt a swine breeders' meeting said: A hog will eat about four
pounds of sllnge a dny. Figuring corn
nt the average price. It costs about a
mill a dny, or u tenth of n cent, to feed
silage tc n bog. Tbere Is all the corn
ln thnt amount of sllnge that a bog
will need, but you might add to It by
feeding a little protein feed. It Is not
rich enough lu the bone nnd muscle
pnrt of the feed nnd should have something In thnt line.
Cleaning the Cow's Udder.
When you brush off a cow's bag
with nn old hrnn snek you simply sot
the dust floating nbout the room. Tbnt
doesn't help much. It will settle ln
the pull jnst the same. But wipe tho
udder nnd the flanks of the cows with
a dump cloth and you have dons
something worth while.
An Expedition That Fsiled.
With a courage equul to tbat of Columbus, two seven-year-old lads set
sail from Boston tbe otber day to join
Roosevelt in Africa. They hud built a
raft of railroad ties and provisioned It
for tbe long voyage. Besides several
cans of tomatoes and condensed milk,
three Uinves of breud, a pound of bologna sausage and a lot of crackers,
they had two tlsliing rods, a lantern
and nn oil stove. They expected to
catch all tbe fish they could eat, no
mutter bow long tbey mlgbt be on thi'
wnter. for do not llsh grow In the sea?
Not the lenst Important article ln their
equipment was u log book, In which
they planned to write a record of
their adventurous voyage. Of course
they were picked up by fishermen before tbey got to the mouth of the harbor, but this Interference with their
plans did not lessen the audacity ot
their undertnklng.-Youtb's Companion. 	
Guides For Aeronauts,
Major vou Frunkenberg. president of
the German Aero club, advises tbut
huge signboards be placed on tbe
roofs of church towers and high buildings, with a certain code of signals,
visible from airships aloft, Inscribed
upon them. He also suggests thnt the
frontiers of the different Europenn
countries shall be marked by the snino
method nnd that at night the signs
shall he Illuminated in such a way
ns to mnke them visible. Aernnnuts
would curry a slgnnl code book, enabling tlii'in to declper the mcnnliig of
the signals.
A Baseball Town.
St.   Louis   Is  evidently   n  bnsebnll
town. Judging hy the new city directory,   which   contains   three   I'lnyors,
one Grounds, Ave Boxes, two Seats,
five Funns. one lono Ruter. two Passes,
seventy-four  Bnlls, three  liiitts, one
Mask;   twelve Sucks, eight   Fielders, I
I one   Right,   one   Center,   tlilrty-nlno \
I Shorts, five Pitchers, nine llltts, thrco
1 Bunts, ono Outt, three Strikes, thirty-
j two Rnpps, two Steals, one Fowle, five
I Scores and one Game.
While most dairymen bave their own
method of feeding calves, the experience of others in this work is Interesting, and quite often some valuable
points may be picked up. Here la
what a prominent Nebraska dairyman
has to say on the subject:
More mistakes are made ln feeding
calves than any other live stock on the
farm. First of all, tbe stomach of a
cnlf Is very sensitive to changes ln the
temperature of milk. For this reason
I like to let the calf draw Its own feel
from the mother for three or four
days. After that I pour the milk Into
a warm pall.
Two quarts of milk, wblch Is ample
for the average calf, will be reduced
to quite a low temperature If* milked
and then poured Into a cold pall In
winter: hence the feed pall as well as
the milk should be warm. Again, the
warm milk sbould be fed as soon as It
Is drawn from tbe cow and not allowed to stand or It will get cold, and a
young calf must have warm milk or
Its stomach Is likely to get out of
It will depend largely on the cnlf as
to the length of time tbat It should
have whole milk. Ordinarily this Is
from two to three weeks. The change
from new to sklmmtlk must not be -
made too radical, but gradually. At
least a week should be consumed In
making the chunge. Tbls Is a critical
period in tbe life of a calf. It sbould
not be glveu any more skunmilk than
new milk, for It will not digest any
more, and If more be fed Its stomach
Is almost sure to be upset As tbe
change is made from new or whole
milk to skimmlik a few dry whole oats
with a little olluieul should be given;
also a little bright hay.
Where several calves occupy the
same box stall stanchions should be
provided to confine tbem while eating.
Tbey nre mucb easier to feed, aud
then each one gets Its share, and there
Is no sucking after the milk is fed. If
the grain Is fed ns soon ns they get
through drinking the milk tbey will go
to eating It and forget all about sucking, when tbe stanchion can bo opened.
The feed should be Increased very
gradually. Better feed too little than
too much. There will be a time that
the calves will uot seem to grow much
when tbey are Hist got on to skimmlik. Don't make the mlBtake nnd
think that they nre uot getting enough
and begin feeding more, for tbo
chances arc that trouble will be the
Calves that nre Intended for beef can
be benefited by the addition of a little
shelled corn, but those tbat are to be
raised for the dnlry will make better
rows If not kept too fat. I never care
to show my calves that are dairy bred
before tbey are six months old, for the
average farmer would go nway with
the tmpresslou thut tbey lacked feed.
For years nfter I began farming I
could not raise a good cow. The calves
always were fat und sleek, but they
lacked the function of milk giving
when they were grown. I wns feeding
unconsciously for beef nud not for
Feeding Whole Grain.
Bulletin 242 of the Michigan experiment ututkin offers some exact duta
upon the subject of feeding whole
grain to cows, heifers uud calves,
When whole corn was foil to cows 22
per cent wns miuiustlcutcd. when fed
to heifers 10 per cent nnd when fed to
calves (I per cent. Chemical analysis
showed no change In composition of
the uiimiiBllcnted purls, so It Is a safo
assumption that the uulmul derives no
benefit from grain thut passes through
the digestive tract unaltered.
Cleanliness tn the Dairy.
There Is no excuse for having sediment ut the bottom of a milk vessel
nfter it hns slood for awhile. It docs
not matter whether milk, cream, butter or cheese Is the ultimate product
for sale. Any tilth In the milk will
ruin the chances of u successful business lu cither case. CleuullncHS Is the
one great thing lu successful dairying.
Hnve preparations mude for tbo thorough straining and careful handling of
milk In tbe most cleanly manner.
Clean Pails For Calves.
Filthy palls liuve caused more deaths
to calves than a lack of food during
the milk stllgo of a calf's life. An
abundance of good tullk will not compensate nor furulsli un excuse for tho
use of filthy palls. Germs are dangerous, and n well cured for pall will
be free from germs. Filth Is wholly
unallowable In the cnlf business.
Cleaning the Feet of Horses.
When working the horses In winter
mnlte It n point to clean out the feet
every night with a dull knife, especially during muddy weather. This Is
not n hard Inilt nnd will often he tho
menus of preventing serious troubles.
Many eases of thrush have stnrted by
a little neglect of the borsc'B feet. THE   REPORTER.   NEW   MICHEL,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA.
Author ot "Hewti Courageous," Etc
Copyrlght,  1908.   the   Bobbs-Merrlll
the judge parted at tbe
gate, and Harry walked
slowly home ln the
The youthful follies
that he bad resurrected wben be bad
called blmself his old nickname of
"Satan Sanderson" he bad left bo far
behind blm, bad burled so deep, tbat
tbe Ironic turn of circumstance that
had dragged tbem Into view seemed
intrusive and malicious.
Be had saved an old college mate
-from possible disinheritance and tbe
grind of poverty,
for David Stlres'
bcaltb was pre-
carioas.    He
thongbt of this
witb a tinge of
^,. S~'   satisfaction. Tbe
\   \\^   least of that pe-
I I     cullur dun, one
j >     who had held his
I    place not by 11k-
'    able qualities,
but by a versatile   talent   for
Hugh Stlres yet
deserved   thus
much.   Harry
Sanderson had
never shirked an
obligation. "Asa
man sows"—
^^^^^^^^^^      words   used   by
IPas: he, the "Satan the old nian-re-
Sandcreon"    that curred   to   him.
wm, gctttna  his    Did    any    man
deserts. reap   what   he
sowed, after all? Was he, tbe "Satan
Sanderson" tbat was, getting bis deserts?
•       •••••«
Tbe later nlgbt was very still, ana
toe moon, lifting like a puper lantern
over tbe aspen tops, silvered all tbe
landscape. In Its placid radiance the
white bouse loomed ln a ghostly pallor.
Tbe windows of one side were blank.
but behind tbe library sbude the
bulbous lamp still drowsed like a monster glowworm. From tbe shadowy
aide of tbe building stretched a narrow
L, its front covered by a rose trellis
■whose pale blossoms ln the soft night
air mingled their delicate fragrance
with that of tbe Jasmine.
Save for the one blight pane tbere
seemed now no life or movement In
tbe house. But outside ln the moonlight a lurching, shabbily clothed tig-
ore moved, making his uncertain way
with the deliberation of composed Inebriety. The sasb of the window was
raised a few Inches, and he nodded
sagely at the yellow shade.
"Gay old sliver top," he hiccoughed,
"see yon ln the mornlngl"
Be capsized against an althea hush
and shook his head with owlish gravity aa he disentangled himself. Tben he
staggered serenely to the rose trellis
and, choosing its angle with nn assurance that betrayed ancient practice,
climbed to the upper window, shot Its
bolt wltb a knife and let himself In.
He painstakingly closed both windows
and Inner blinds before be turned on
an electric light
In the room ln whlcb he now stood
be had stored his boyish treasures nnd
shirked his maturer tasks. It should
bave bad deeper human associations.
too, for once, before tbe house hnd
been enlarged to Its present proportions, thnt chamber bad been his mother's. The Marochal Nlel rose that clambered to the window sill bnd been
planted by her hand. In tbat room he
bad been born. And In It bad occurred
that sharp, corrosive quarrel wltb bis
fatber on tbe night he bad flung him
self from tbe bouse vowing never to
Aa Hugb Stlres stood looking about
blm It seemed for an Instant to bis
clouded senses
that tbe past six
months of wan-
dcring and unsavory adventure were a
dream. There
was bis bed.
wltb Its clean
linen sheets and
soft pillows.
How be would
like to lie down
Just ss he was
and sleep a full
round of tbe
clock! last night
he had slept—
whero had be
slept? He hnd
forgotten for the
moment. He
looked longingly
at the spotless coverlid. No; some ono
mlgbt appear, and It would not do to
be seen ln bis present condition, It
wns scarcely 10. Time enough for that
lie made difficult no
lection from these.
He drew out the drawer of a cblfTo-
iiler, opened a closet and gloated over
tbe order and plenty of tbelr contents.
He Bade difficult selection from these
nnd, steadying his progress by wall
and cbalr, opened the door of an ad-
Joining bathroom. It contained a circular bath with a needle shower. Without removing his clothing be climbed
Into tbls, balancing blmself wltb an
effort, found nnd turned tbe cold faucet and let the ley water, chilled from
artesian depths, trickle over blm Id a '
hundred stinging needle points. .
It was a very different figure that
re-entered the larger room a hnlf hour
later from tne slinking mudlark that
had climbed the rose trellis. The old
Hugh lay, a heap of soiled and sodden
garments; the new Btood forth shaven, fragrant wltb fresh linen and clean
and fit apparel. The maudlin had vanished, the gaze was unvexed nnd
bright the whole man seemed to have
settled Into blmself, to have grown
trim, nonchalant, debonair. He beld
np bis hand, palm outward, between
the electric globe and his eye. There
was not n tremor of nerve or muscle.
He smiled. No headache, no fever, no
uncertain feet or trembling bands or
swollen tongue nfter more than a
week of deep potations. He could still
"sober up" as he used to do (with
Blake, the butler, to belp blml when
It had been a mere matter of an evening's tlpsiness. And bow fine It felt to
be decently clad again!
He crossed to a cbeval glass. The
dark, handsome face that looked out at
htm was clean cut and aristocratic,
perfect save for one blemish—a pale
line that slanted across the right brow,
a birthmark, resembling a scar. All
his life this mark had been an eyesore
to Its owner. It had a trick of turning an evil red under tbe stress of anger or emotion.
On the features, young and vigorous
ns they were, subtle lines of self Indulgence had already set themselves,
and beneath their expression, cavalier
and caressing, lay the unmistakable
stigmata of Inherited weakness. But
these the gazer did not see. He regarded himself with egotistic complacency. Here he was just as sound as
ever. He bad bad his fling and taught
"the governor" thnt he could get along
well enough without any paternal belp
If be chose.
He attentively surveyed the room.
It was clean and dusted—evidently it
had been carefully tended. He might
have stepped out of It yesterday. Not
a thing had been disturbed—yes. one
thing. His portrait that bad hung over
his bed was not ln its place. A momentary sense of trepidation rushed
through him. Could his father really
have mennt all he had said In his rage?
Did he rei.lly mean to disown him?
For an Instant he faced tbe hall door
with clinched hands. Somewhere In
tbe house, unconscious of his presence,
was that ward of whose coming ho baa,
learned. Moreau was a good friend to
have warned him. Was she part of a
plan of reprisal—ber presence there a
tentative threat to him? Could his father mean to adopt her? Might that
great house, those grounds, the bulk of
his wealth, go to her, and he, the son,
be left in tbe cold? He shivered. Perhaps he bad stayed away too long!
As he turned again, be heard a sound
ln tbe hall. He listened. A light step
wns approaching—the BWlsh of a gown.
Wltb a sudden Impulse be stepped Into
tbe embrasure of tbe window, as the
figure of a girl paused at the door. He
felt his face flush. She hnd thrown a
crimson kimono over ber white nightgown, and the apparition seemed to
part tbe dusk of tbe doorway like the
red breast of a robin. She held In her
hands a buncb ot the pale Marechal
Nlel roses, and bis eye caught the long
rebellious sweep of ber bronze hair
and the rosy tint of bare feet tbrough
the worsted mesbes of her nlgbt slippers.
To his wonder the sight of the lighted room seemed to cause ber no surprise. For an Instant she stood still ns
though listening, then entered and
placed tbe roses In a vase on a reading
stnnd hy tbe bedside.
Hugh gasped. To reach the stand
the girl had passed the spot wbere be
stood, but sbe bad taken no note of
blm. Her gaze had gone by blm na It
he had been empty air. Tben be real-
teed tbe truth; Jessica Holme wns
blind! Morenu's letter bad given him
no Inkling of that So thla was tbe
girl with whom bis father now threatened hlm! Wus she counting on bis
not coming back, waiting for the windfall? She was blind-but sbe was
beautiful I Suppose be were to turn '
the tallies on the old mnn, not only
climb bnck Into bis good graces through
her. but even—
The thin line on his brow sprang
suddenly Bcarlet What a supple, j
graceful arm she had! How adroit ber
lingers ns they arranged the rose i
stemsl Wns he already wholly blackened In ber opinion? Whnt did she
think of him? Wby did she bring
those flowers to thnt empty room?
Could It have been she who bad kept
It clean nud fresh and unaltered against
his return? A confident, daring look
grew In his eyes. He wished she could
see blm In that purple tie nnd velvet
smoking Jacket What an opportunity I
for a romantic self Justification!
Should he speak? Suppose It should
frighten herl
Chance nnswered hlm. His respire-'
tion hnd conveyed to her the knowl-
edge of a presence In the room. He
heard her draw a quick breath. "Sotno
one Is here!" she whispered.
He started forward. "Walt wait!* j
lie snid In a loud whisper as sh»!
sprang back. But the voice seemed to I
startle her the more, nnd before be
could reach her side Bhe wns gone. He
heard her flying steps descend tbe stair
nnd tiie opening nnd closing of a door.
The sudden flight Jarred Hugh's!
pleasurable senso of novelty. He thrust
his bunds deep Into bis pockets.   Now
ne was ln for It! She would alarm tha
bouse, rouse the servants. He should
have a staring domestic audience for
the Imminent reconciliation his sobered'
sense told bim was so necessary.
Shrugging his shoulders, he went
quickly down the stair to the library.
He had known exactly what he
should see tbere—the vivid girl with
the hue of fright in her cheeks, tbe
"Ml/ son/" he cried.
Bhaded lamp, the wheel chair and the
feeble old man wltb his furrowed face
and gray mustaches. What he himself
should say he had not had time' to re-'
The figure ln the cbalr looked np as
the door opened. "Hugh!" he cried,
and half lifted himself from his seat1.
Then he settled back, and the sunken.
Indomitable eyes fastened themselves,
on his son's face.
Hugh was melodramatic—cheaply bo,.
He saw the girl start at the name, saw
ber hands catch at the kimono to draw
Its folds over the bare white throat
saw the rich color that flooded ber
brow. He saw himself suddenly the1
moving hero of the stagery, the
tractive force of the situation. Real
tears came to his eyes; tears of Insincere feeling, due partly to the cheap
whisky be bad drunk that day, whose
outward consequences he had so drastically banished, and partly to sheer
nervous excitation.
"Father!" he said, and came and
caught the gaunt hand tbat shook
against the cbalr.
Then the deeps of the old man's
heart were suddenly broken up. "My
son!" he cried nnd threw his arms
about blm.   "Hugh, my boy, my boyl"
Jessica waited to bear no more.
Thrilling with gladness and flushing
wltb the sudden recollection of her
bare throat nnd feet she slipped away'
to her room to creep Into bed and lie
wide eyed and tbinking.
What did he look like? Of his fact
she bad never, seen even a counterfeit1
presentment Through what uuveu
turcs had he passed? Now thut be had
come home, forgiving and forgiven,
would be stay? He had been In bis
room when Bhe entered It with tbe
roses—must bave guessed. If he bad
not already known, tbat she was blind.
Would be guess tbat sbe bad cured for
tbat room, had placed fresh flowers
there often and often?
Since she bad come to the house ln
the aspens Jessica bad found tbe
imagined figure of Hugb a dominant
presence ln a horizon lightened with
a throng of new impressions. Tbe
direful catastrophe of ber blindness—
It had been the sudden result of an
accident—had fallen like a thunderbolt
upon a nature elastic and Joyous. It
had brought ber face to face with a
revelation of mental agony, made her
feel herself the hapless martyr of
that curt thing called chance. She had
always lived largely ln books and
pictures, nnd ber world was still full
of Ideals and of brave adventures.
Gratitude bad made ber love the morose old Invalid with bis crabbed tempers, and tbe wandering son. choosing
for pride's sake a resourceless buttle
with the world—the very mystery of
his whereabouts—had takeu strong
hold of her Imagination. Of the quarrel whlcb bad preceded Hugh's departure she bad made ber own version.
Thnt he should have come buck on this
very night when the disinheritance
she hnd dreaded bad been so nearly
consummated, seemed now to bnve uu
especial nnd an appealing slgnitiennce.
Presently sbe rose, slipped on the
red kimono, and, taking a key from
the pocket of her gown, stole from the
room. She, ascended n stairway ami
milocked the door of a wide, bare little wbere the moonlight poured
tbrough a skylight In the roof upon an
unfinished statue. In this statue she
hnd begun to fashion, In tbe linuglued
figure of Hugh, ber conception of the
prndlgnl son-not tbe buttered ami
husk filled wayfarer of the parable.
but a figure of character and pathos
erring through youthful pride and
uplrlt The unfinished clay no eyes
hnd seen, for those walls bounded her
especial domain.
Wben Hugh went shamefacedly up
the stair from the library the nrtlllclni
glow tbnt bud tingled to bis finger tips
had faded. The poise of mind, the
rertlfude of all the faculties of eye
nnd bund that bis Icy bath had given
hlm. were yielding. Tbe penalties he
had dlnlodged were returning re-en
forced. He wus rapidly becoming
He groped his wny to his room, turned out the light threw himself fully
dressed  upon tbe  lied nud slept  the
leap sleep of defm-red Intoxication.
(To be Continued.)
The strongest peculiarity of people
who nre in love is they think thoy
aren't nny crnnier than the rest of the
What Happened to One of Those Inquisitive Individuals on Board 8hip.
HH was one of those Inquisitive Individuals one meets on shipboard
wbo persist In boring tbe captain
with uousenslcul questions. For twenty minutes the cuptuln hnd answered
the volley of Interrogations with a
smiling face, but now be was losing
his patience.
"But. captain." Insisted the bore, "Is
it really true thnt we have fresh vegetables nil the way over?"
"It Is, sir," responded the master,
"and now I must be getting"—
"And fresh meats?"
"Yes. sir, and as I said"—
"And fresh milk?"
"Yes, but you will have to excuse me,
",Iust one more, captain."
"Well, what Is It? Be quick."
"Where do you get your fresh milk
from ut sea?" I
The cnptaln mnde a megnphone of
his horny hands nnd roared: "From
our herd of sen cows tbnt follow ln
our wuke. sir. Look over the stern at
eight bells and you will see tbe stewards milking tbem."—Chicago News.
In 1950,
"Whnt ejre you doing there, Fred?"
"I have nn appointment wltb a friend
to meet him nt this corner, nnd now 1
don't know whether It's ln the street
or up here."—Browning's Magazine.
Tlio average mnn seems to think
nuying taxes is us cruel U'*. sup-iorUnp,
l>H family.
Easy to Classify,
The newly married couple had Just
moved Into their new home. On the
morning nfter thell arrival n buker
culled to solicit their trade. He found
the young wife ln the kitchen. After
explaining that his wagon delivered
once a day the1 linker nsked, "And may
we hnve your trade, mndnm?"
"Yes," she replied timidly, "We will
give you a trial."
"And ubout how much bread will
you want ench dny?"
"Well, I don't know exactly. You
see. there are only two of us." Then
doubtfully. "Would five loaves n day
be enough, do you think?"—Judge.
A Strange Rat Catcher.
"Yes, sir," boasted the hotel proprietor, "thnt dog's the best rut cutcnln'
dog ln the state."
Even ns he spoke two blgjnta scurried across the office floor. The dog
merely wrinkled his nose.
"Rut dog!" scoffed the traveling man.
"Look at that, will you?"
"Huh!" snorted the landlord. "He
knows them. But just let a strange
rat come ln here once!"
Cheap Board.
New Curate—Can any of you tell me
how much It costs to boijrd an automobile here?
Old Resident-About $30,1 think.
Young M. D.-But It only costs $25
to board a borse.
Miss Stenographer—And It only costs
5 cents to board a trolley.—Success.
Couldn't Use It.
"You are uever satisfied, Jimmy,"
said his mother. "Here you hnve a
beuutlful bobsled, and yet you're moping all the time."
"Well. 1 can't help it Papa had
ought to get me a bill to slide down
now. You won't let me use It on the
"1 bnve eome, sir, to ask you for
your daughter's hand."
"I am sorry, young man, but my
daughter will bave to live In my house
for awhile yet."
"That's fine! I was afraid we'd bave
to rent one."—Cleveland Leader.
Essentials of Oratory,
"I have tny speech nearly completed."
"I suppose you have marshaled your
arguments In serried ranks?"
"No; I bnven't tuken up that part of
It. But I hnve selected by anecdotes."
-Washington Star.
Just Callers.
"You don't hnve mnny visitors out
here." suld Cltlihitn, "do you?"
"Oh, yes." replied Subbubs, "coming
and going nearly every dny."
"Mostly women, I suppose."
"Yes; servant girls."—Catholic Standard nud Times.
Not Exclusive,
Williams—Yonng Astorbltt Isn't at
all exclusive. Is he?
Walters-Why, I don't know.
Wllllams-Oh, he iBn't Why, this
morning I snw him riding ln his automobile with a policeman.—Somerville
Still Loafing.
Silas—Here be an article In this agriculture paper entitled "A Movement
Among Farm Hands."
Cyrus—It must be a fake. I haven't
noticed a blamed movement nmong
farm bands since last summer.-Chl-\
onto News.
YOU gase upon me ln your mirror,
Tou shake your head Badly aad
You   wish  my  complexion  were
Than as It appears to your eye.
Well, say, if I'd rub you and grease you
With all of that stuff on the shelf
Do you think such treatment would please
Now, how would you like It yourself?
We started; our chances were equal.
' X did all I could as your face.
And what Is the worrying sequel
That In my reflection you trace?
You've smothered me deep ln that powder
You take from the box on the shelf
To make me look prettily prouder—
But how would you like It yourself?
A smile ln your eyes used to twinkle
When you looked at me tn the glass.
Remember how you've rubbed this wrinkle
So that It won't show under gas?
You've steamed me and pulled me and
hauled me
And smeared me with stuff from the
You've pinched me and marked me and
mauled he—
And how would you like It yourself?
Witch hazel, cold cream and queer lotions
You've worked into all of my pores,
With samples ot other odd notions
You've tuken on trust at the stores.
I've tried to be true to my duty,
But you've  pinned your faith  to the
I know you can't call me a beauty—
But how would you like it yourself?
What!  I'm once again to be pasted
With somebody's mixture?   Please don'tl
You'll find all your efforts are wasted—
You bid me look well, but I won't!
You look at me now with a shiver,
Then grab at a box on the shelf.
With wrath at my faults you may quiver—
Still how would you like It yourself?
—Chicago Post
[How   Mythological  Creature  May  Be
Represented by Two Boys,
Tbls Is a diversion ln which two boys
personate a centaur, a creature of
Greek mythology, balf man and balf
horse, says Popular Mechanics. One
of the players stands erect and the <
Dther behind blm ln a stooping position wltb bis bands upon tbe flrst
player's hips, as shown ln Fig. 1.
The second player Is covered over
with a shawl or table cover which is
pinned around the waist of the flrst
player,   A tail made of strips of cloth
A Reasonable Argument.
Attendant-Sir, you know very well
that dogs are not admitted here.
Visitor—He isn't my dog.
Attendant—But it followed you In.
Visitor—Well, so did you.
A Considerate Husband.
"Say," remarks Peckham In a hoarse
whisper during his wife's temporary
absence from the room, "whatever you
do, don't allude to Eleanor as my better half In her presence."
"All right," rejoined the guest "It's
an expression that 1 seldom use, anyway, as It Is both shopworn aud plebeian."
"It Isn't thnt." said Peckham tn explanation, "but Eleanor Is awfully sensitive wben It comes to fractions, aud
It would annoy her If you were to rate
ber at anything less than three-
fourths."—Chicago News.
Little Joe.
Being afraid nt night, Joe was told
that God was always there and would
take care of blm, nnd he must just say
his prayer and go to sleep. He repeated bis little prayer, but still fretted
about the dark. 1 said, "Oh. but you
don't trust God."
To which he tearfully responded, "I
will ln tbe morning!"—Delineator.
"I wonder wbat kind of a dress Jennie Is going to wear to tbat al fresco
"Why don't you nsk her?"
"I did and am as wise now as I was
before. She snid she was going to
wear a lawn dress."—Baltimore American.
Animate Scarecrows.
Mistress—Anna, I saw you ln tbe
garden last night wltb a man.
Maid—Me, mum? Oh, no, you must
have mistaken the two scarecrows for
Mistress—Well, 1 will look more carefully next time. But I certnluly saw
the scarecrows kissing each otber.  .
Better Still.
"I want you to understand," said
Newed firmly, "thnt I nm going to be
the head of this combine."
"Ob, very well, dear," rejoined Mrs.
Newed, "and I am going to be the
neck, so I can turn the hend any way
I please.  See?"-Plttsburg Post
Opposite Constructions,
"How's luck, fellows?"
"Behind the clouds Is the sun still
shining." replied the optimist cheerily.
"Yes." agreed the pessimist dolefully, "the sun still shines only behind
tbe clouds."-Kansns City Times.
Still Worse.
Stoute—It's very depressing to have
a wife who Is an Invalid.
Pettyman—Imagine what It Is, then,
to hnve one that Is perfectly healthyl
-New York Life.
Tha Oadzooka Heroes.
In days of old,
When knights were bold
And quick to draw the blade
Their endless scraps
For writing chaps
A deal of copy made.
And It was well,
As things befell,
That they did slash and carve.
For had they not
Today a lot
Of novelists wonld starve.
—Louisville Courier-Journal.
or paper Is pinned to the rear end of
the cover. The first player sbould bold
a bow and arrow and have a clonic
thrown loosely over his shoulder, ns
shown In Fig, 2. Imitation hoofs of
pasteboard may be made and fastened
over the shoes.
Simple Method by Which Sl» of •
Drop May Be Determined.
You would think It Impossible to-
measure tbe size of raindrops as tbey
come streaking downward from tbe
gray clouds and seem to disappear in
minute flashes of silver on the pavement Yet science has devised a plan
by means of which the volume of each
drop can be accurately determined.
A broad metal tray Is filled wltb
loose flour to tbe depth of about two'
Inches. Then, carefully covered, It Is
carried out Into the shower the size of
whose drops It Is desired to measure.
The cover is suddenly removed, the-
surface of the flour is exposed tor
about four seconds, tben Is again sheltered and carried Indoors, where nn
examination can be made at leisure.
Whnt happens is that the drops
which fall upon tbe loose flour, although they spatter a little, retain for
the most part their spherical shape.
Within a few minutes they have absorbed enough of the soft flour to
make them seml-solld, and within two-
hours they have hardened Into pellets
of a size tbat can be handled and
Use of tbls simple and clever device-
has established beyond question tbe
old theory that tbe farther a drop falls
the larger It Is.—Chicago News.
A Few Timely Don'ts.
Don't go ont ln the woods to fly a
kite. Only birds fly tbere.
Don't climb trees after strawberries.
Don't try swimming ln a muddy
Don't smile at n strange bnll.
Don't try to catch a whale with n>
bent pin.
Don't cry like a goose If a goose-
cries nt you.
Don't get nngry after going to bed1
after the chickens to be awakened by
the rooster.
Don't use the barn roof for a toboggan slide. You may find tbe shingles
Don't ent np your picnic lunch before yon start ont
Don't sit under the tree and wait for
the weathercock to crow.
Don't expect to find straws ln a dlsb)
of strawberries.
Don't try to pick geese from tbe
gooseberry bush.
The Pup Didn't Mind.
Uncle Caleb— Have you named your
dog yet Clarence?
Little Clarence— Yes, sir; I called
him nfter you.
Uncle Caleb—That Isn't complimentary.
Little Clarence-Oh. well, be hasn't
got sense enough to care.
A Riddle.
Whnt Is that which wm go up t»
pipe down, but will not go down a
pipe tip, or will go down a pipe down,
but not up a pipe up, nnd yet wben It
has gone up a pipe or down a pipe-
will go up or down? Answer-An umbrella. 	
A Blrdieye View.
Birdie, birdie, on the tree,
Singing sweetly as can be,
What have you to make you so
Happy?   1 should like to know.
Snys btrdte, "I've a roomy nest,
With alt the dear ones I love best,
And of the lovely landscape, too,
1 find 1 have s 'blrdseve view.'"
-Philadelphia Recti*. THE   REPORTER,   NEW   MICHEL,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA.
[Copyrighted, 1909, by Associated Literary
Mrs. Ransom surveyed ber tall brother meditatively, while he returned tbe
scrutiny with smiling cheerfulness.
Jobn MacPherson was enjoying to the
utmost his little visit to his sister,
whom he had not seen since her marriage a couple of years previous, so he
did not ln the least understand why
she should sigh and remark seriously,
"It's too bad: yes, It Is!"
"Wbat?" he asked lazily. It was a
extra fine cigar he was smoking, and
It did not seem possible Just then for
anything to be ot deadly Importance.
"Wby, that you got lure jUBt the
day after Isabel Douglas left town,"
responded pretty little Mrs. Ransom.
"She's the dearest girl I  Sbe"-
"Llves ln Kentucky, beautiful as a
dream, glorious brown eyes, most
charming disposition on earth, Is"—
"Wbere'd you meet her?" broke ln
Mrs. Ranson breathlessly. •'
"I never had the pleasure," laughed
ber brother. "Only 1 had to sit one
whole evening during my visit In Toledo and hear my hostess recount tbe
charms of this most evasive Isabel.
She bad left tbere Just the week before my arrival. I seem to cast a
blighting shadow over her enjoyment.
At any rate, she runs at my approach."
"Now, Isn't that queer?" said his Bister. "Bnt, really, Jobn, I'm ln earnest
about wanting you to know ber."
"So was my Toledo hostess," he answered amusedly. "If only the lady
and I were of a similar mind and as
much in earnest nothing on eartb could
save us from wedding cake and rice.
But we aren't thank tbe fates," be
cried rather fervently.
At the age of thirty-five John MacPherson, comfortable ln his bachelor
quarters ln New York, wealthy enough
to Indulge nny whim, looked with quiet
and polite pity nt the unfortunates be
knew tied down to domestic cures. He
bad fully decided be wanted none of
thnt for blm. What happiness he might
miss was more than compensated for
In peace and quiet nnd freedom.
"You're all wrong. Jack," said his
sister rather wistfully. "Aren't you
ever going to abandon your crazy notions and mnrry some nice girl and
settle down?"
He threw out his bands In- mock dismay as he got to his feet "I'm tho
most settled down person you ever
saw. Nan," he protested. "I'm as
steady as a railway time table and
perfectly contented Just as I nm. I
could attend the wedding of some
other fellow to your amiable Isabel
without a qualm."
"No. you couldn't," said bis sister
forcibly. "You've never Been ner."
But If he hnd not seen her the fame
of Miss Isabel Douglas wns destlued
to haunt bis ears. During his visit nt
bis sister's he heard Miss Douglns'
name so frequently on the lips of visitors that be grew half Irritated. It was
Impossible that any girl could be such
a paragon, and if ahe was he bad no
desire to know her.
Sucb perfection wonld be decidedly
tiresome, he concluded, nnd so be dismissed ber from bis mind.
Wben he reached Chicago on his
homeward way he stopped to trnnsnct
some business. Phillips, his lawyer,
was most cordial In pressing his New
York client to come out to his honse.
and MacPherson wns half inclined to
accept His frame of mind experienced
an Instantaneous change, however,
when Phillips added:
"We've a visitor coming tomorrow
you'd like to meet, I know—Miss Isabel Douglas of Kentucky. She"—
"Sorry," said Mr. MacPherson decidedly, "but I can't wait over a day
on any account, my dear man." At
that moment he would bave gone a
hundred miles out of his wny to escape
meeting this southern paragon.
He did not stop to reflect she un.
doubtedly had not the slightest desire
of meeting htm either. The constant
sound of ber name nnd the rehearsal
of ber attractions had molded Itself
Into a haunting shadow, pursuing him,
and he actually disliked the very
thought of her. He wondered crossly
why she never stayed home, where she
belonged. He hated gadabouts. Tben
be went hack to New York.
Strangely enough, even there he was
not left In peace. One of the newspapers printed a page of pictures and
gossip about beautiful women, and,
Idly glancing It over, the nv.ne of, Douglas caught his eye. Be groaned ns be
looked closer. Yes. tbe flrst name was
Isabel. Tben he searched for the picture of her and stared at It half Indignantly. It was a very lovely face.
More than that, It was high bred snd
thoughtful, as well as perfect In line
•nd form
But John MacPherson bnd seen too
many oeaunKS *fiwnen to be especially
attracted by any one ln particular. He
wondered idly what there could be
about tbls particular girl wblch so
hypnotized all her friends and acquaintances. In a few weeks she had
passed out of his mind entirely.
But Jobn MacPherson was not to
Blip out of the clutches of determined
fate ln this easy fashion. With no
warning whatever, no premonition of
the trap before him, he climbed tbe
steps of a Fifth avenue house one
night to fulfill a dinner engagement
His hostess was a charming woman,
and her dinners were famous. He was
In a very pleasant frame of mind. As
he opened the little envelope containing the name of his dinner partner he
exclaimed so sharply that tbe well
trained footman could not forbear a
glance of astonishment On the card
was the name of Isabel Douglas.
MacPherson. instantly ln revolt, meditated flight for an Instant then realized how impossible tbat was and
thnt there was nothing to do but go
downstairs and meet her. Never In
his life had he entertained such a violent prejudice for any woman's society
as he now felt for hers. He was entirely blind to ber Innocence of the
manner in wblch her name had been
rung In bis ears till be hated the sound
of It At any rate, she sbould not add
blm to tbe-list of victims report said
strewed ber patb.
He entered the big drawing room
and greeted bis hostess.
"I've favored you tonight" that lady
Bald, smiling. "I've given you tbe
prettiest and nicest girl here to take
out to dinner. Do you know Miss
Douglas of Kentucky?"
"I do not" Bald the bapless John
MacPherson crisply and mentally set
his teeth. In two minutes It was all
over, nnd he was properly Introduced
to her. Just whnt he hnd expected
Miss Douglas to do was hard to say.
He had braced himself for resistance,
but to bis bewilderment, like a dash
of cool water In his face, he realized
there was absolutely nothing to resist.
Miss Douglas, far lovelier than her
picture, had given blm one rare, cordial smile which revealed the secret
of her power, for It was a smile speaking a sympathetic Interest in tbe individual addressed, and then had not pnld
much more attention to him. being Interested ln the conversation of a returned arctic explorer.
MacPherson studied her at his leisure
and as tbe moments passed found himself grasping wildly nt all his Ingrained
prejudices ngnlnst ber. He hnd wits
enough to reflect ln a panic stricken
way thnt If the mere sight of her was
so" disarming acquaintance with her
might work marvelous changes ln a
man's feelings. When they passed out
to the dining room MacPherson found
blmself hnlting for something to sny. a
new experience for him.
The girl herself broke the Ice by remarking thnt she thought she knew
his sister. Wan not Nnu Ransom out
west that relative? She had mentioned her brother so often.
By the end of that dinner John Mnc-
Pherson was miserable, apologetic, nt
sea. He did not know wby be should
be so upset. All be realized wns tbat
he bad a crazy desire to explain to
Miss Douglas how sorry he was for
being sucb an egregious Idiot ns to dislike her before he had met her.
"She certainly got In her special
brand of hypnotic work on me. nil
right," he told bis reflection grimly
tbat nlgbt as he took off his cravat
before the mirror. "But, then, she's
nn exception."
Jobn McPherson wns a man who
went out after wljnt he wanted when
he got his mind made up. He never
really made up his mind about Isnbel
Douglas, however—that Is, deliberately. He did not have time. It wns a fatal attack from the very flrst sight of
her. And when he nsked her to mnrry
hlm after she hnd been In New York
two weeks only nnd she very properly
protested nt his haste it plunged him
Into despnlr so deep thnt he made life
unbearable for his servants.
But Miss Douglns knew of her own
heart, too. after several years of experience In refusing numerous suitors.
and she did not keep the man she
found she really cared for waiting too
long before she promised to marry
"I don't understand it In the least."
she Inughed. blushing nnd slinking ber
bead when she bad said 'Yes.'"
"Neither do I." agreed John MacPherson promptly. "And I intend to
mnrry you ns soon ns 1 wheedle you
Into naming the day for fcnr you'll
chnnge your mind."
Then be telegraphed his sister out
west, who knew nothing of whnt had
been going on In New York. Mrs. Ransom laughed nnd cried nlternntely
when Bhe got the laconic message. It
"I hnve nt Inst met Isabel. You can
buy your gown to wear to the wedding."       	
His Ailment.
The captain had been tortured with
n million questions about everything
between heaven and enrth. bearing It
all heroically nnd pntlently-the names
of the towns they passed, the number
of passengers on board, the size of his
family, how much his salary, dangers,
storms, etc.
One of the Ladles-How long have
you been In charge here, captain?
Captain—Not very long, mndnm; only
two years.
Lady—Indeed? And why did the
former captain leave?
Captain-He died, madam.
Lady-How sad! And what did he
die of?
Cnptnln-He was aaked t'o death by
the ladles.—Judge.
The Next World.
When It comes to admission ln the
next world we are all deadheads.-New
York Life.
How Tommy Saville, the Quids,
Wooed Liza Navsw.
They sat together in front of the
tepee not long after Bunset. As the
great orb Bank behind the tree-clad
landscape, the shadows gathered until the moon took form high in the
heavens, at first pale and phosphorescent, then distinctive and bold,
bathing the north with its soft illumination. The river wormed its way
to the eastward, like a great serpent
of Bilver, which glistened with the
trend of each curvature as it progressed through the forest. The lakes
sat like mirrors in the ' dark green
foliage, and looking down into their
depths one could see other moons
and other forests with innumerable
trees standing at strange and uncertain angles.
The tepee waB near the shore, and
in front two lovers sat, holding each
others hands and whispering to each
other. The young man was Thomas
Saville, the white guide of Tema-
gami, and the other Liza Navew, an
Ojibway princess and daughter ol
Chief Wapash of Mattagami.
The chief's home waa at Naposv
Kwasing, 20 miles south of Fort Mattagami. Tommy had gone there to
see the father eome time before, and
there he was dazzled by the beauty
of this seventeen-year-old maiden.
They came to know each other better, and now they sat together as the
great moon smiled down on the northern wilderness.
"Ni wi ni po win?" he asked fervently, which means in English,
"Will you be my wile?"
"San wi puck. Pa ni ma ni ping,"
she replied. "It is too soon. Not till
summer." And so she passed her
eishteenth birthday and the summer
Three passengers who stepped from
the Cobalt special recently attracted
considerable attention. One was Mr.
Snville, one his fiance wearing prettv
beaded moccasins and the garb of
her people, and the other Daniel
Swen, a great Ojibway boy runner,
who may be faster some day than
The bride-to-be looked in wonderment at the great buildings, the
clanging street cars and hurrying
traffic of all descriptions, the mar-
velously gowned women and fashionably dressed men. It startled her
and Bhe clung closer to her Tommy.
Later in the day the party took a
ride around the city in a taxicab, and
this Indian girl, from far up the
Montreal river, who had never seen
a steam locomotive or a city, marveled, but sat in silence.
In a beautiful Rosedale home recently Tommy Saville, the White
Guide of Temagami, was married to
Liza Navew, an Ojibway princess.
This charming bride of the northern forest was brought to Toronto a
few days ago by her husband-elect.
She tben wore the gilded trappings of
her tribe.
Rev. C. W. Follett of Zion Methodist Church performed the Christian
ceremony, which joined together this
daughter of Chief Wapash of Matta-
gami with the White Guide, whose
whole life has been spent among the
wilds of northern Ontario. The princess had discarded her moccasins and
blanket and apneared in a fashionable blue traveling gown with a tus-
can bat, trimmed in blue. About 20
friends of the bridegroom were present nt the ceremony.
Mr. Saville gave his bride a pearl
Runburst, a coral necklace, traveling
bae and an emerald and pearl ring.
Tommy and his princess will find
their rreatest happiness in the north,
somewhere near the new mines at
Shining Tree.
The Chiefs Dignity Overthrown.
Once, a long time ago, when Sergeant of Detectives James Verney of
Toronto was just Mounted Constable
Verney, he was given a horse thnt
always turned in at a west-end hotel
bo that the rider could get a drink.
Jim swears he never taught him.
Anyway, when the occasion arose for
Crief (Irasett to ride at the head of a
parade to the exhibition, the line of
march led past the hotel and the
chief was riding Jim's horse. The
line approached the hotel, and the
chief was Bitting on his mount with
dignity and distinction when suddenly the animal, not overly discriminating in hiB view of the possible
difference in tastes, bolted into the
driving shed and stood patiently waiting for his rider to refresh himself.
It is understood that Jim and the
chief talked the matter over utter-
A Training Farm.
It is interesting to note that Rev.
Maclean GoUlie, Nova Scotia's London agent, has been approached with
a view of establishing a farm in Nova
Scotia under the auspices of the
Church for training young men from
public schools, such as Eton and Harrow, who desire to follow agricultural
fiursuits. This, institution, if estab-
ished, would be in touch with the
Agricultural College at Truro, nnd
would thus afford young men an opportunity, not only of gaining practical experience of Canadian farming,
but also of laying a theoretical basis
which would prove of inestimuble
value in later life.
To Teach the Blind.
The reverend ladies of the Providence Community of Montreal, having learned that there is a system
in vogue in L'Arny, France, whereby
inatructions can be imparted to blind
as well as deaf mutes, Sister Ignutus
of Loyulo, a talented member ol their
teaching stafl, has been sent abroad
to acquire the new system.
Bears Nesr Bobcaygeon.
Bears are reported plentiful to the
north of Peterboro. At Bobcaygeon
some of the village children came
across a large she bear and cub nt a
slaughter house on tbe outskirts ol
the town.
B. C. University.
Nearly 100,000 acres, out of 2,000,-
000, to be reserved for a provincial
university endowment, have already
been selected.
Or. Jenny K. Trout of Toronto Heads
tha List.
A glance at an early register of the
Ontario Medical College reveals the
fact that Jenny K. Trout was the
first woman licensed to practice
medicine in Ontario. Dr. Trout is
the wife of Edward Trout, for 40
years publisher of The Monetary
Times. The list of early woman
graduates follows:
Jenny K. Trout, May, 1875.
Emily H. Stowe, August, 1880.
Augusta Stowe Gullen, April, 1883.
Alice McGilvary, Hamilton, April
24, 1884.
Margaret Corliss, Australia, April
20, 1885.
Helen E. Reynolds, Kingston, April
29, 1885.
Marion Livingstone, Mount Morris,
N.Y., May 11, 1887.
Susie Carson, China, May 8, 1888.
Elizabeth Embury, Belleville, May
8, 1888.
Annie A. Lawyer, May 8, 1888.
Mary C. B. MacKay, Stellarton,
N.S.. Mnv 8, 1888.
Alice McLaughlin, May 8, 1888.
Annie L. Pickering, May 8, 1888.
Opie Sisley, Agincourt, Oct. 25,
Isabel McConville, Kingston, Mav
22. 1889.
Lelia Ada Davis, Toronto, Oct. 29,
Susanna Peep Boule, United States,
May 22, 1890.
Minnie Brown, May 22, 1890.
Clara Demorest, Melita, Man., May
22. 1890.
Emilv J. Irvine, Woodstock, Oct.
30. 1890.
Ida Eliza Lynd, Toronto, May 22,
Marv H. McDonnell, Hensall, May
22, 1890. 5
Maggie MeKellar, India, Mny 22,
Emilv J. Smith, Woodstock, Oct.
30. 1890.
Hattie A  Walker, May 22, 1890.
Besides these there are fifty more
lady graduates in Ontario.
Canada and the Payne Bill.
Edward Porritt contributes to the
May number of The North American
Review an article entitled "Canada
and the Payne Bill." Mr. Porritt
characterizes this bill as less hostile
to Canada than almost any tariff enacted at Washington since the reciprocity treaty was abrogated by the
United States and Canada. He says
of the policy of the Literal Government in Canada:
"Except for n preference for Grent
Britain, the Liberal Government in
1897 adopted the National Policy of
the Tories in its entirety. Since 1897,
Liberal Governments bave greatly
developed and extended the Nationnl
Policy. In so doing, they have curtailed the preference which was
granted to Great Britain in 1897; and
they have also raised a much greater
barrier against reciprocity with the
United States than existed when they
took over the Nntional Policy from
the Tories in 1897. As a result of the
control of Government at Ottawa by
the Liberal party, Canada is to-dny
on a more protectionist basis than nt
any time since Confederation in 1867;
and to-day there nre in the House of
Commons not half a dozen members
who would support a bill for lowering protective duties, or for repealing
the bounties to the iron and steel and
other industries—an integral part of
the Liberal National Policy — which
are now costing the Dominion nearly
three million dollars a year."
A Unique Ceremony.
A unique ceremony in the academic
world took plnce a few days ago,
when a special convocation cf the
University of Toronto was held at the
residence ol David Boyle, curator ol
the Provincial Museum, for the purpose of conferring on him the honorary degree of LL.D. This unusual
step was taken owing to the illness
of the recipient of the degree.
The ceremony took pluce at the bed-
Bide. Dean Galbrnith of the Fneulty
of Applied Science presented the
candidate, and in the absence of the
chancellor, Prof. Ramsay Wright,
vice-president of the university, conferred the degree. Mr. Boyle stood
the ceremony very well.
Owing to the unusual nnture of the
convocation only n few members of
the senate nnd some personal friends
were present.
Mr. Tiffin and the Grade.
Mr. E. Tiffin, the G.T.R. superintendent nt Allendale, has a division of
heavy grades. One Sunday being in
a hurry to get home, he was going up
from Toronto on a freight truin. There
are no passenger trains up the Northern on Sunduy till evening.
The long train was slowly crawling
up the ridges ot King to roll down to
Allandale, nnd Mr. Tiffin from the top
of the cuboose was impatiently viewing the pulling locomotive laboriously
making the ascent.
"Where's the top of this grade, An-
derson?" tho superintendent asked
the conductor,
"That pine, sir," said the "con,"
pointing to a tree on the crest ahead,
"I'll have it moved down this way,"
announced the lord of the division
with decision.
But it's there yet.
A Lacrosse  Reminiscence.
Barney Ryan, son of Peter, used to
play lacrosse. So did Peter A.
Small, also Bon of Peter. Barney
could run some in those days, when
neither he nor Toronto's lacrosBe
grounds wns ns big as they are now.
One day a dilatory swallow Bailed
over the old grounds, then on North
Sherbourne street. Barney thought
it wns the ball nnd gave chase. Peter
Small watched him bearing down the
field. As he pnssed ho hailed him
with a chuckle:
"Keep it up, Bnrney, by," he cried,
"you've got a long way to go before
it lights,
Big Salmon Year,
It is anticipated thnt the salmon
pack Ior the year will be smaller
than that ol 1905, which wns the last
big year. Each fourth yenr the run
of salmon is very much larger thnn
in other years. In 1905 877,000 cases
were put up, but this year the number is not expected to exceed 750,000.
Ottawa Civil Servant Was a Widely.
Known Literary Lecturer.
Hundreds of people who never saw
Ottawa and whose interest in .that
city was of the slightest, felt a personal loss when they opened their
newspaper a few days ago and read
that Dr. John Francis Waters had
that morning entered the office of the
Under-Secretary of State and dropped
deod before anyone had time to speak.
This wbb a paintul shock to Mr. Mul-
vey on his first day in his new office
as Under-Secretary.
Dr. Waters was one of thoBe civil
servants who do honor to a much maligned profession. He waa a well-educated man upon entering the service,
and he devoted his leisure lo the
study of biography, with the result
that he was Bought after as a lecturer
all over Ontario and Quebec within
reach of Ottawa. He used to consider
his lecture on Madame Savigney as
his best, but many of those who. in
Trinity College and other institutions
in Toronto, listened to his lecture on
Dean Swift rank it above the other.
Few men, English or Irish, seemed
to gain a deeper insight into the life
of that remarkable, gifted and unfortunate man. Audiences used to be
thrilled with horror as Dr. Waters
worked up to those last terrible scenes
where Swift described himself as "dying like a poisoned rat in a hole."
But Dr. Water's range was a wide
one. Byron, Dickens, Mary Stuart,
and Hawthorne did not exhaust his
list. The most wonderful thing about
him as a lecturer was his marvellous
memory. Not only could he quote the
poetry of his Bubjects, but he would
reel off page after page of Swift or
Dickens without a note or memorandum of any kind. The result was thnt
the whole lecture waB his own. There
was no transition from tnlking to
reading. No connection was lost. With
a good voice and presence and undoubted literary ability of high order
he was one of the happiest lecturers
on literary subjects that Canada has
yet developed..
Algonquin Park.
Few citizens of Ontario seem aware
of the fact that in Algonquin Park
they possess a unique game preserve
and playground extending over some
2,000 square miles oi forest and lake
and river. The highest land in Ontario, it contains the sources of the
Muskoka, Madawaska and Petawawa
rivers. The breezes which blow across
this "roof oi Ontario" are renovating
and recuperative in their influence
upon the human system. The multitudinous lakeB and rivers invite the
visitors to canoe expeditions in various directions, nnd the expert angler will find the black bass and trout
to his liking.
But the distinguishing and most delightful feature of the park is tho
wild life with which its forests
abound. Under the care of Superintendent Bartlett and his rangers, the
deer, beaver, mink, otter and other
animals have multiplied exceedingly.
Evidently conscious of protection,
these woodland peoples have lost
much of their wonted shyness, and
the lover of nature may with the exercise of a little patience study the
habits of these interesting inhabitants
of the forest at first hand. The Government is fully justified in so
strengthening Mr. Bartlett's hand
that he may be able thoroughly-to police the entire reserve and to protect
its forests from fire and its native
animals from the depredations of the
trapper and poacher.—Toronto News.
Codfishing Now On,
Newfoundland's great business the
codfishery has1 begun. Hundreds of
schooners have been in St. John's,
getting their supplies for the coming
season. Tho Bpring herring, the Urst
bait used, is beginning to appear, nnd
small cntches of cod are being mude;
but the Benson, owing.to ice und fog,
is late. Newfoundland carries on a
small bank fishery, but the main industry is a shore fishery prosecuted
all round the island and at Labrador.
Salmon, lobster, herring, etc., are
abundant, but the main business is
the codfishery.
More than 28,000 boats and small
vessels are employed in Newiound-
lnnd and Labrador, and the whole
resident population, with the exception ol a few dinners and workers in
mines and factories, are engaged in
the fishery.
Will Live In Vancouver,
Miss E. Pauline Johnson, the brilliant Mohnwk poet, has adopted Vancouver, B.C., as her home, und is
now settled in that city.
At her recent dramatic recital in
Pender Hall, which wns her seventeenth appeurunce under tho auspices
of the Vancouver Y.M.C.A., it wus
announced that she intended making
Vancouver her home, at which the
large audience burst into spontaneous
applause. At the close ol the performance. Miss Johnson thanked her listeners.
"It makes me leel," she said, "that
at last I have settled among friends."
Then she gave her "Toast" to Vancouver, which waa received with enthusiasm.
Jews In Montreal.
A remarkable thing noticed during
the Corpus Cliristi parade in Montreal
recently was the change that has
come over St. Lawrence Mnin street,
up to a lew yenrs ngo the commercial
boulevard ol the French-Canadian
race, nnd through which this great
procession always walked. To-day
the street bus become, to a great extent, the home ol the Montreal Hebrew merchants, and the saying is
that there will not be a Roman Catholic storekeeper on this thoroughfare
live yours hence, nnd that the utti-
tudc of the people to-day and the comparatively low decorations in honor
of so important a least of the Church
goes to justify the prediction.
Technical Schools In N. S.
The Nova 8cotia Technical Schools,
the lirst in Cunuda, have completed
the second year of their existence,
which has been one ol great success,
The actual total cost ol the thirty or
more engineering, coul-niining, und
technical schools was only about one-
third ol the amount formerly sent
away annually to the United Stutcs
lor correspondence courses.
Some  Queer  Ones Gleaned   From a
High 8ohsol Examination.
Among tbe questions in an examination ln definitions ln a well regulated
high school ln an eastern city were
; th'tse: "Wbat Is a broncho?" "What Is
ja  boomerang?"  "Wbat Is  a  panto-
I mime?" "What Is a cartoon?"   And
i these four excited some most remark-
I able answers. Tbe following bona fide
replies, taken at random from the papers, show ln many cases decided originality, to say the least but tbey likewise display the effect of imperfect
enunciation and pronunciation and of
(be association ot Ideas without due
regnrd to "sense."
In reply to the flrst query, "What Is
a broncho?" were the following: A
broncho Is an herb used as a medicine,
a part of your body, a foreigner, a
man tbat lives on ranches.
"Wbut Is, a boomerang?" called
forth, among others, these: A boomerang Is a species of the baboon family,
what an Indian chews, something explosive.
Tbe replies to "Wbat Is a panto-
mime?" Included tbe following: A pantomime Is an animal that eats buman
flesh, a person who finds fault, a man
who Is always on the bad side of everything, a trunk, a box to carry people In, resting on the shoulders of four
men; a vision of one's former sins.
As for tbe question "What is a cartoon?" that seemed to excite the wildest ideas nf all, and tbere were brought
forth snch answers as these; A cartoon Is it vessel for holding articles, a
strong windstorm, a kind of flsb. a
bunch of flowers presented to a hero
or a nobleman, a soldier's water bottle,
a statne, a strong gust of wind.—New
York Tribune.
The Kolo Is a 'Feature of All Grout
National Festivals.
The national dance of Montenegro la
tbe "kolo," somewhat similar to tbe
"boro" of Bulgaria. Botb sexes take
part, crossing hands and forming an
uujoined circle. The music they supply themselves, each end of the horn
alternately singing a verse ln honor ot
the prince nnd his warlike deeds. The
"kolo" Is always danced at any grent
nntional festival, and the effect of tbe
sonorous voices and swaying ring la-
very fine. Tben there Is another dance
performed by four or Ave, nsunlly
youths, to the accompaniment of a
fiddle, the leader setting a lot of Intricate quick steps whicb the rest Imitate at once. It Is really a sort of jig
and makes tbe spectator's bead swim
if he watches It for long.
1 never saw any dances In northern
Albania, though certain Slav artists
love to depict wonderful sword dances,
with beauteous maidens swaying gracefully after tbe style ot nnutch girls.
A casual observer wbo bas seen the
Albanians come into Montenegrin markets or to tbelr great weekly gathering ln the bazaar of Scutari could
never picture these stern, lean men
dancing or ut play. They never smile,
and they look tbe life tbey lead, each
clan ever ready for war with its neighbor aud absolutely pitiless ln the vendetta. The red Indian Is not mora
stoical In bis bearbig than the northern Albuiilau clansman.—Wide World
Mnguzlue, . -
Kent and Burr. '
James Kent, famous for bh) "Commentaries on American Law," was a
great admirer of Alexander Hamilton,
und wbeu the greut Federalist was
killed by Aaron Burr In a duel he became the Implacable enemy of tbe latter. Oue day long afterward when ln
New York the Judge saw Burr on the
opposite side of Nassau street He
went across the street as fast as his
years would permit and, brandishing
his cane iu Burr's fnce, shouted:
"You're a scoundrel, Blr, n scoundrel,
a scoundrel!"
Purr proved cqunl to the emergency,
lie raised his hat and bowed to the
ground nnd then said In his calmest
| professional tone, "The opinions of the
learned chancellor are always entitled
to the highest consideration."
The Deserter.
"Po you desire to hnve It understood," nslicd the Judge, addressing tbe
ludy who wanted the divorce, "that
your husband deserted you?"
"Yes. sir.'.'
"Please tell the eonrt as concisely as
you enn how be deserted you."
"Two months nfter wo had completed our wedding trip he scolded mo
because he thought 1 was extravagant
In the mutter of getting clothes, and 1
went home to my people."
"Yes.    Proceed."
"Well, 1 waited nnd waited and wait-
ed for hlm to come nnd beg me to return to blm, und he never did."—Chicago liecord-Ucrnld.
Eye For Business.
White—Why nre you so anxious to
lend Hint friend a dollar whenever he
nsks It? He only spends his money lu
drinks nnd cigars, Black—Oh, he always pays It hack. White—Hut there
must he some other reason for yonr
ready generosity. Block—Well, tbere
Is. He always spends half tbe money
on me.—Judge.
Not Guilty.
"Young mnn," snid the serious person, "don't you realize that the love of
money Is the root of all evil?"
"Well," answered the spendthrift,
"you don't see me hanging on to money us If I loved It, do you?"
Same Thing,
"Don't court trouble."
"No; court a girl and the rest will
tnke care of Itself."—Boston Herald.
Never mind  who wns yonr grandfather.   Wbo aro you?—Proverb. THE   REPORTER,   NEW   MICHEL,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA.
fCopyrtglued, 1909, by Associated Literary
Press. 1
"Professor Burke, the world's crent-
est nolmiil trainer, uud Ills uiirlUati.lfl
mule" were the attraction at Hie l-'rollc
theater. The stories, of that mule's
Idiosyncrasies hud traveled far uptown, and Veop'e were thronging the
dingy theu ter nightly.
To Increase the attraction au offer
of $n to the mun who could ride the
mule fur three minutes Uud in-i-u posted. At the stage door Professor Burke
himself, heavy of frame and black of
mustache, chewed on an unlfgbred
cigar and surveyed with amused
glance the wiry, rather Blender figure
of tbe young man facing him.
"Is that offer of yours on the level?'
demsnded Harvey Dillon.
Professor Burke removed his much
chewed cigar to emphasize his anawer
"On the level?" he repeated. "Why,
klddo. tbls Is the only act ln tbe whole
business tbat makes good. This Ib tbe
real thing, klddo.   O'n you ride?"
"Some," was the modest reply. "1
have ridden range, but Just for fun."
"Well, you make tbis funny, an'
there'll be more tban a Ave spot in it,"
"promised Burke. "Here's a quarter.
Oct t gallery seat, an' wben I call for
some .ine to ride you come downstairs
an' ride, if you tide I'll tslk to you
"I Just want to make one stake," explained Harvey, but Burke nodded bis
bead wisely aa he followed Harvey
■round to tbe box ofllce to make certain tbat tbe quarter was applied to Its
proper purpose. Be needed a young
man to act as assistant and he liked
tbe alert air of tbls somewhat seedy
appearing young fellow.
Burke went bark to the stage door,
content tbut the young mun would not
CO away Harvey Dillon climbed tbe
steep stairs to the gallery and huddled
into a seat, glad to bave a place to rest
wbere It waa warm.
Ever since be had quarreled with bis
■father over his marriage to Bessie
Buynton and bad set out to earn his
own living be bsd been existing In a
world of disillusionment He bad
journeyed all over tbe town for weeks
sod nothing bad been offered to unskilled labor, unbacked by recommendations.
Harvey was too proud to ask recommendations of bis former friends. It
seemed too much like a confession of
failure. The last of his money bad
gone tbe day before, and tbe announcement tbat Professor Burke would give
a dollar a minute to any one wbo
could ride his mule or tn to one who
could remain on ber back for tbree
minutes hud caught hla eye.
Wben, almost nt the end of tbe performance, Burke called for riders be
rose In his sent and mnde his way
down tbe steps to tbe orchestra floor
nnd back of the boxes to tbe stage.
Two others volunteered-typlcal residents of tbe quarter-and Harvey bung
back to watch tbelr frantic attempts
to mount the mule.
Tbey soon gave up. Only one had
mounted the animal's back, to be
thrown over ber bead wltb disconcerting promptness. Burke turued to Harvey.
"Stick on If you wont to earn tbe
money," be biased. "Make some sort
of s show or I'll kick you off the
Harvey gritted his teeth snd went
out on tbe stage. He felt violent
shame for making a spectacle of himself, but there was tbe «5 If be could
hold out for three minutes
Burke headed tbe mule, and Harvey
made a dive for the brute's ucck. The
crowd 'shrieked Its Joy ss he caught
bold, for the last man bnd been drag-
-god tbree tlmea around the atage before tbe mule bad brushed blm off
ogalnst the rope.
Tbey looked to see Harvey share hla
fate. But before the first Circuit «f
the stag* had been completed Harvey
swung himself on the animal's back
and with his feet firmly braced against
tbe fore legs nnd a Arm grip on the
cropped mane lie kept his hnlnnre,
Lieu   In   the   rush   uf   eveuls   he
thought longingly of tbe big McClellan
saddle tbut he bad used In the west
It was a vastly different proposition to
stick bere without saddle, stirrups ur
reins. But, on tbe otber hand, be had
the mule ut u disadvantage. The au- I
luiui wus unused to riders who sat j
straight and rode straight. -|
Tbe beast could nut dislodge this |
new style of rider. Though she bucked ]
and plunged and did pirouettes all
over the stage, Dillon only clasped her
sides the tighter and bis fingers
clutched more desperately at her
Out In the misty smoke bung auditorium the crowd was yelling Itself
hoarse. Already one minute hud tieen
called, and tbey were well ulong ln
the second. Harvey's Angers ached
nnd his legs felt tbe terrific strain of
tbelr tight grip. The shaking up be
waB receiving made him faint, for he
hnd not eaten since morning.
It seemed to htm that above tbe bellow of encouragement from the crowd
he could bear a voice tbat sunndetL.-
oddly like his father's. It seemed to
give blm strength to bold out. It
meant $5, money that would give fresb
sinews of war tn his flght for a living.
Round and round whirled the mule.
An occasional leap Into the air varied
tbe monotony. Harvey's bead began
to swim, and the bright lights were
blurred nnd Indistinct It seemed that
he could bold on no longer, but over
the din of the shouts be still seemed
to bear the same stentorian "Hold on,
boy!" wblch brought fresh courage,
and he clung desperately to the puzzled beast
Tben came a about louder than all
the others, and be was conscious thot
some one bad caught tbe creature's
head and that some one else was lifting him down.
Burke caught blm by the shoulder
and turned him toward tbe footlights,
thrusting a note In his hand as be
did so.
"Ladles and gentlemen," announced
he, though ladles were conspicuously
In tbe minority except 'in the chorus
on the stage, "this young man bus
stuck to tbe mule's back for tbree
minutes, winning tbe cash prize of {5
If he can repeat the performance tomorrow night 1 will give him $25. I
hope you will all be bere tomorrow to
see him make the attempt—thanking
you. one and all."
Tbe band on Harvey's shoulder
forced blm to bow, and then came the
banging of chairs as the audience
made Its way out
At either side of tbe stage tbe boxes
ran Inside the footlights, and from
one of tbese stepped a portly gentleman. Tbe man made bis way across
the stage In spite of tbe objections of
the stage hands, and a moment later
David Dillon was slapping bis son on
tbe back.
"Wouldn't bave missed It for the
world!" he cried. "Ben Davis Insisted on eomlng to see that freak
mule .and dragged me along. You've
got the grit. boy. I need you In my
office. Want to sell that mule?" he
added, turning to Burke.
"Tbnt mnle Is worth 15,000." was
the pompous reply. "Why, my dear
Plllon drew his boy aside.
"I'll give six thousand to your wife
ns a belated wedding present. A man
who can ride that beast three mlnntes
Is entitled to marry whom be likes
You've wpn more than $5, Harvey.
You've won my respect ond"-
"Tbe best little woman ln the world,"
completed Harvey.  '
She loves me dearly, she declares,
This maid so sweet uud pure.
AU Joys and griefs with me she shares.
Of that I am quite sure.
But as Time urges his cureer
Prom day to week and month to year
A small voice whispers in mine ear.
Say, will her love endure?
Me she cajoles with all the wiles
Her woman's wits contrive—
Embraces, Hisses, tears and smiles—
But will her love survive?
Alas, 1 fear the years to be
Will change her attitude to me,
For at the present day, you see,
I'm fifty—she's just tive!
—Stuart Furniss in New Vork Journal.
Does $50,000 Worth of Talking
For Fifty Cents.
Extract  From a  Novel.
"Our traveler felt thut his eompan
Ion was beneath him and secretly de
sired a separation."
Waiting Her Chance.
"But," pleads the ardent young millionaire, who bus secured tbe license
to marry the beautiful chorus girl,
"why should we postpone our marriage for two weeks'/ We can Just ns
well run around to the minister, have
the ceremony performed aud start on
our hooey"—
"It looks all right from where you
sit," she Interrupts him, "but I wouldn't
even get u look-In for press notices If I
got married this week, while all those
grand opera stars are taking up the
space. Tet the best wedding notice
we'd get would be a Hue in tbe vital
statIstics."-Cblcugo I'ost.
His Profession,
"Hove you no trade, no profession7"
asked the lady at tbe door.
"Yes. ma'am." replied Sauntering
Sim. "I have a profession, and I've
Just stopped here to do a little profess-
In'. If you could put n little Jelly on
de bread I'd promise not to leave any
chalk marks on your gatepost"—Chicago Record-Herald.
A Successful Stratagem.
Wben the electric telegraph wos
first Introduced Into Chile a stratagem
was resorted to In order to guard the
posts and wires against damage on
tbe part of the natives and tn maintain tbe connection between tbe
strongholds on tbe frontier. Tbere
were at tbe time between forty and
fifty captive Indians In tbe Chilean
camp, (ieneral Pinto, In command of
the operations, called tbem together
and, pointing to the telegraph wires,
"Do you see those wlrear
"Yes, general."
"I want you to remember not to go
near or touch tbem, for If yon do your
bands will be beld, and you will be unable to get away."
The Indiana smiled Incredulously.
Tben the general made tbem each In
succession tnke bold of the wire nt
both ends of an electric battery In full
operation, after which he exclaimed:
"I command you to let go the wlrel"
"I can'L My bonds are benumbed!"
cried each Indian.
The battery was then stopped. Not
long after the general restored tbem to
liberty, giving tbem strict Instructions
to keep the secret Tbls bnd tbe desired effect, for, os mlgbt be expected,
tbe experience was relnted in the
strictest confidence to every man In
the tribe, nnd tbe telegraph remained
unmolested. ,
Booming a Cemetery.
Cecil Itbodes once Htted up a beautiful cemetery near Klmherle.v. but for
j some reason It remained untenanted.
Seeing this, Mr. Itlioriet- offered a bo-
j nus to widows who would bring their
: husbands lu be hurled In his cemetery.
I but   without   avail,     "eventually   one
I poor woman allowed her husband to
I be burled there, nnd a handsome mat-
| hie stone was erected over his grave.
But even then the scheme bung nre.
Tbo Inhabitants panning the gates of
the   beautiful   cemetery   would   look
through tbe ratlings and see the one
mnn lying there In solitary state and
go   nway   shaking   their   bends   and
thinking how lonely It must be.    Mr.
i'hodos got sn exnspernted that he Increased the bonus until It wns a large i
som    Then the Inhnhltnnts gradually
begun to wenken. one nfter the other, j
brlnirnin* their dead to the lonely cemetery,   which   became  us   popular  aa
► in h a place can proper!} tie.
Hit Him Hard.
Newly Wed Husbniid-The time has
come, dearest, wben 1 sball have the
painful task of acquainting your father with the fact that 1 am heavily
in debt
Wife—Don't mind tbat I'm sure
he'll give you tbe sympathy of a companion in adversity.—Fliegende Blatter. 	
"She's a very clever woman."
"Is that so?"
"Yes. She can keep her husband at
bome evenings without resorting to
nny of tbe tricks suggested by the women's magazines."-Detroit free Press.
In Washington.
"Times have changed among White
House visitors."
"How now.-"
"1 Just Sbv ft cow lyncher elbowed
aside by a man In golf clothes."—Louisville Courier-Journal.
Dropped In on the Major by Accident
How the King of Fakers Relieved
Sufferer of Some Small Change and
Then Disappeared.
[Copyright, 1809. by the McClure Newspaper Syndicate. 1
•raT was 11 o'clock In tho forenoon,
B and the grnud promoter snt In his
H ofllce wondering If there would be
any 12 o'clock lunch for him. Tht
state of his finances had just satisfied
hlm thut there wouldn't be when tbere
enme n knock on the door. Without
hesitation be bade the knocker to enter An experience of ten long years
hnd taught hlm the difference between
An Impractical Suggestion,
"You must learn to trust your fellow
men," said tbe professional optimist.
"There's no use in talking tbut wny
to me." answered the worried looking
citizen. "I'm lu the grocery business."
—Washington Star.
After Marriage.
"Be used to send me ten letters a
"And now be can't even bring home
one pay envelope."—Washington Herald.
"What   dreadful   things   we
about people we don't know!"
"Yes. Do you suppose people we
don't know henr Just us terrible things
about us!"—Cleveland Lender.
No Injuries.
"Br'cr Jones done fall off de wotah
"Was he hu't?"
"No, suh. He wns a hardened sin-
nnh."—Harvard Lampoon,
The Right Locality.
She—Fnr heaven's sake. John, don't
mnke love to me right here In a dressmaking purlor.
He-My dear. Is It not a fitting plnce?
—Baltimore Ainerlcnn.
"Is hypocrisy ever excusable?" /
|    "1 think so-for IllKtiilice, the Inter-
1 est llinl ii young mnn pretends to take
j In the girl'*, fiiiiilly."-t'|irliiglk'ld He
1 Lilbllcun.
the knock of a creditor and that of a
person wbo merely wished to make an
Inquiry. This knock belonged to the
latter class, nnd no peril surrounded
It. A middle aged mau, with bis jaw
tied up, entered and said:
"I want to ask where In thunder the
dentist Is! He bas a sign at the foot
of the stairs, but I've been up and
down nnd can't find him."
"Something ln your appearance leads
me to believe that you are suffering
from toothache." suavely replied Major Crofoot as he arose and placed a
clinlr fnr the other nnd wondered If
Providence bad brought him a surker.
"Of course I'm suffering with toothache. Would I have a rag around my
Jnw tf I wasn't? Would I be bunting
a butcher of a dentist If I wasn't?
Would I hnve walked tbe floor and
cussed all night If I wasn't?"
"Then I will take It for granted that
you nre suffering, but at the same time
I wish to compliment you on your stability of character. You. sir, are a
man who knows exactly what alls
him. You don't mistake toothache for
tuberculosis. 1 am glad to meet you.
sir: very glad."
"But I'm looking for a dentist," protested the caller.
"Certainly, but I shouldn't be In any
burry. He is two floors up. and he'll
grin with delight nt the Idea ot pulling
a tooth. You are a strong minded
man. 1 think you can throw tbe ache
off If you try to. Yes, 1 see strength
of character ln every line of your
"But I'm only a longshoreman."
"That may be your occuputlon, but
If you hnd hnd tbe opportunity you
would have been one pf tbe grent
financiers of tbe country and had millions behind you. Don't dispute me.
my friend. It Is my business to Judge
churncter. Whnt a leader you would
hnve mnde tn Wall atreet-what a
i "But I'm not educated."
"No? Thiifrls unfortunate. For thnt
reason you muy never become a Napo-
ieou of flnnnce. but there muy yet be
something In tbe future for you.
Strength of character unci the right
mnn behind you will do wonders. Is
your ncliliig tooth better?"
"1 think It Is ii little better." was the
reply us tbe rag was slipped off tbe
"Just as 1 told you. It's your
strength of chnrncter coming to the
rescue. I knew I could not be deceived In you. I nlso see thnt you nre
no astute man-very astute. I don't
know wben I've met nn astuter."
"What-whnt does that mean?"
"Sharp, cute, cunning, farseelng. I
don't believe anybody ever played a
gum game on you."
"No, you bet they didn't!" heartily
replied the man as he doubled up bis
"And those Wall street fellows never
got yon In for n lamb?"
"Not by a durned sight!   I never had
any money to speculate on. but I know
them for a lot of skins.  Say, tbls tooth
don't hardly ache at all now."
Strength of Character.
"It's your strength of character yon
nre bringing to bear. 1 don't think
the dentist will get any chance at yon.
Look here, my friend. I have been
studying you. and I believe you are the
mnu I wnnt. It never tnkes me over
ten minutes tn size a mnn up. Yes,
you nre the mnn."
"Do you want a hnsa stevedore?"
"1 want you, hut not for tbnt purpose. Yon know all about hydraulics,
power nnd pressure, I take It?"
"1 was sure yon did. My bnslness Is
promoting, organizing nnd making at
least 80 per cent profit for all Invent-
lira. I have promoted twenty three enterprises aud hnve now got the twen
ty-fourth In hand. Tbls Is to be the
greatest thing of all Ifs my own Invention from top to bottom, and you
must remember tbat I bave connection
with Wall Btreet" |
"But I have no money," protested j
the caller.
"You must have $5—three—two-
one?" j
"I have Just got 50 cents. I thought j
the dentist would yank out the old
tooth for that."
"Urn-urn, 1 see! Great strength ol
character and plenty of astuteness,
but only 50 cents. Just enough to buy
the stamp for the articles of incorporation. Well, I must bave you with
me. The lack of capital must be offset wltb character and astuteness.
Now, then, for the Invention. You
know what dried apples are, of
"Yes. sir."
"If you take a pound of dried apples
and pour water over 'em what happens?"
"They swell."
"Hn. an answer right off the reel!
Yes; they swell at least 60 per cent
In swelling tbey must give out power.
What becomes of the power?"
"It's wasted, sir."
"Just as I expected you to answer.
Yes: It's wasted. Every day In the
year sufficient dried apple power Is
wasted to run every steamship and
factory In the world. Why not save
Instead of waste It? Why not harness
It up and make use of It? Do you see
the point?"
"By thunder!" exclaimed the man as
he saw It.
"Ah. hn, you do see It! Well, I saw
It long ngo and hence the new corporation entitled the Great American
Dried Apple Power company. It's
bound to be a world beater, and such
men ns you are going tn help me to
make It so; capital, $10,000,000. Stock
sells above par at once. Dividends
anywhere from 60 cents to a dollar
per annum. We own our orchards; we
dry our own apples; we pour on wnter
from our own wells. One thousand
pounds of swelling dried apples runs
tbe biggest steamer across tbe Atlantic. One hundred pounds per day runs
a cotton mill. A mere five pounds per
day runs a street car. And, sir, when
the apples have swelled until they can
swell no more we sell them nt half
cost to hotels, restaurants and pie
bakers. It's going to work a complete
revolution In power throughout the
world. Nothing like It since the time
of Adam. The government alone will
pay us {10,000.000 a year. Coal hns
got to come down to $2 a ton. That's
tbe scheme, and what do you, wltb
your astuteness and strength of character, think of It?"
"It's g-great" replied the man as he
got up to walk around.'
Salary of $10,000.
"Then leave your 60 cents on the
desk to buy a state stamp with, and
come ln on Monday next to take your
place In tbe new corporation as manager, I want you to look out for tbe
orchards and the apples. Your salary
will be $10,000 a year to start on."
"N-o-o-o; you can't mean It!"
"And gradually raised until you are
working for $60,000 a year. The 60
cents, please. Thanks. 1 shall look
for you Monday. And now, as you
know, I'm a very busy man, and Monday—Mouday, sure.   Good day."
And tbe man found blmself out ln
tbe bnll and going downstairs before
be realized that tbe conversation was
finished. He bnd gone balf a block
wben he suddenly clspped his band to
his jaw and uttered a groan. Then he
retraced bis steps and ran upstairs and
was pounding vigorously on tbe major's door when the juultor of the building came along and said:
"So that old guy has done you up,
has he?"
"Say. he's even got the rag oft my
Jaw!" was tbe reply.
"Well, don't rnlse a fuss about It
He went out the back way, and you
may never see h.m again. Just charge
It up to experience. Ob, be'8 a dandy,
the major Is!" M. QUAD.
"Are you sure you know bow to
handle her. dear?"
"Sure! Didn't I read up all about
sailboats In tbe encyclupedia before I
bought ber!"-New York Journal.
Improvement Needed.
"1 suppose you like your new motor
car, Mr. Wheatlands?"
"Yes," replied tbe wealthy agriculturist, "but I'd get a lot more satisfaction out of the dad gum tblng If I
could only mnke It feel tbe wbip wben
It gets bulky or skittish."—Kansas
City Times.
A Smile.
When you waits up In tho morn
With a feeling of "all gone"
Do not go nround forlorn.
Meet It with a smile.
If the sun will not come out,
Do not poke around nnd pout.
Put your somber thoughts to rout
Meet It with a smile.
If your lob looks hard today,
piled up seemingly to stay.
Don't have feelings of dlemay.
Meet It with s smile.
If a bill comet In to you
Which has long benn overdue,
Don't convert the sir to "blue,"
Meet It .-*lth s smile.
—Boston Herald.
Kirtlington Park, One of England's
Most Noted Country Seats, Passes
Out of Hands of Its Owners For
Centuries—Notable Carving and
Panelling Are Points of Interest
to Art Lovers. I
Kirtlington Park, Oxfordshire, for
several generations the family seat
of the Dashwoods, has been sold by
the present baronet to the Earl of
Leven and Melville. The estate is
considered to be one of the most
beautiful in the county and of goodly
proportions, extending, as it does, to
several thousands of aores, including
the model village of Kirtlington.
The historical interest associated
with it is considerable.    It was for
many years the residence of John of
Gaunt, "time-honored Lancaster,''
and iu 1420 passed to his grunduou.
King Henry V., the estimated value
then fading £13 6s. 8d. and sevwi
oxen or "boves."
The mansion, which stands in the
old wooded park, was erected in 17-W,
aud belongs to tbe Italian style of
architecture, as portrayed above It
is placed a little to the east of the
remains of the more ancient building, and looks out upon a fine prospect of green-sward, oak and elm.
To the south, stretching away upo.i
the horizon, are the blue Chillcru
Hills. Inside, the house affords much
treasure-trove interest. Theje are
some notable examples of carving by
Griuling Gibbons and much fine o.d
oak panelling. One of the npar.-
ments bears the name of the Monkey
Room by reason of the fact that its
painted ceiling, done by Clermont in
1745, represents a group of monkeys
engaged in field sports—a companion
work, apparently, to that in the fishing lodge on Monkey Island on the
Thames at Taplow. The salon
contains some valuable oil paintincs
and other works of art, as well us
many historic treasures.
Kirtlington old church and village
are also filled with treasurable memories of the past.
Burials In the Abbey.
The question of the establishment
of an independent authority to decide
who is and who is not to be buried
in Westminster Abbey is larger thnn
people suppose. The vesting of peculiar authority in deans is of misty
origin, and in no case is it less definite than in the case of the Collegiate
Church of St. Peter, Westminster.
The relationship of a dean, with his
peculiar -authority, to the bishop of
the diocese is very difficult to define.
Certuinly the Dean of Westminster' is
entirely independent of ecclesiasticul
authority, save in respect to bis personal character. Of course, the Abbey
has become a Valhalla, but if a non-
ecclesiastical authority had the decision, in what way could it also make
a decision, as to the religious service
to be held? Curiously enough, that is
the real question, though in our tolerant day it seems to be absurd. Nor
will disestablishment release the singular authority ol deans, unless cathedrals are taken from the church altogether, which is not at all likely. It
was no mean authority who said:
"Ah, yes, bishops are essential to
the existence of the church, and
deans are only an accident; but you
can't prevent accidenta." The position is curiously illustrated by the
phrase, "Dean and Chaptei. Whoever heard nowadays of a chapter
having an idea ol its own?—Dundee
Queer Pronunciations.
Below are a few names of places
that often puzzle a Btranger: Happis-
burgh,   in   Norfolk,   is   pronounced
"Hazcboro,"     Abergavenny     simply
drops a syllable and becomes "Ab-r-
venny," and  it  is  alleged that 8t.
Neots Bounds more like "Snoots" thun
nnything else.   Cirencester seems lo
vary from "Sister" to "Sizeter."   In
Suffolk,   Wuldringfield   is   "Wunnor-
ful," and Chelmondiston "Chimston,"
wnne in the adjoining county of Norfolk Hunstanton is "HunBton," und
in the West Country Badgeworthy is
"Bac'igery,"    and    Cornwood    "Ker-
nood.      Huntingdonshire claims the
purest English,  but they   call Pup-
worth "Purpor."   And not far away
is another village of beauty.  The motorist turned upon a rough road and
asked the intelligent laborer where it
would take him.   "That road," Bnid
the honest countryman,  wiping hi»
brow, "will take you to 'Ell, sir.   The
courageous   motorist   went   on   and
found Elsworth, which is pronounced
"Elsor." _^______
Risen From the Ranks.
Alter a distinguished cureer, Capt.
Michuel H. Connery, qunitermnstcr
of the 4th Special Reserve Battalion
ol tho Manchester Regiment ut AbIi-
ton-under-Lyne, has retired from the
armv under the operation ot the npe
clause. He spent twenty-eight yenr*
in the ranks before getting hia first
' commission in July, 1897. He served
with the 6th Militm Buttalion in the
Boer War, und was mentioned in Lor:i
' Kitchener's despatches nnd specially
i promoted cnptiiin five years earlier
than he would huve received the rank
I in the ordinary  course. THE   REPORTER,   NEW   MICHEL,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA.
Operating  often a fad—The  modern
way of curing piles is with DR.
Sir Henry C. Burdett, K.C.B., of
London, Eng., in a recent address
said: "What we want are surgeons,
who—with wisdom to be conservative
have courage to protest against the
growing tendency to put a knife into
everybody on the smallest possible
Too many doctors have a desire to
use the knife at every opportunity.
The rewards to them are rich, but
think of the suffering of body and
mind, the enormous expense and the
riBk of life itself. An operation should
be the last resort, for in Bpite of glow,
ing promises the results are often
very disappointing.
Many a sufferer from piles has been
cured by the use of Dr., Chase's Ointment, after oDerations have failed.
Hundreds of thousands have escaped
operations by UBing • this treatment
first and thereby obtaining cure.
Mr. Arthur Leprae, school teacher,
Granite Hill, Muskqka, Ont., writes:
"For two years I suffered from bleeding piles, and lost each day about half
n cup of blood. I went to the Ottawa
General Hospital to be operated on,
and wns under the influence of chloro-
form for one hour. For about two
months I was better, but my old
trouble returned, and again I ■loot
mnch blood. One of my doctors told
me I would have to undergo another
operation, but I would not consent.
"My father, proprietor of the Riche.
lieu Hotel, Ottawa, advised me to use
Dr. Chase's Ointment, and two boxes
cured me. I did not lose any blood
after beginning this treatment, and
believe the cure is a permanent one.
I gratefully recommend Dr. Chase's
Ointment as the best trentment in the
world for bleeding piles." 60 cts. a
box, at all dealers, or Edmanson,
Bates & Co., Toronto.
Too Literal
Dick—You got engaged last week,
old chap, didn't you?
Frank—Yes, my boy; but that's all
off now.
Dick—Why—incompatibility of temper?
Frank—Not at all—rather the reverse. Sho advised me to practice
economy, and I started by getting her
an imitation gold ring.
The Retort Courteous
"I detest a liar nbove everything."
"Well you're certainly not egotisti-
President Hadley is never without a
ready and witty remark. Yale's Sunday services are addressed by prominent clergymen of many denominations nnd from many cities. When
these visiting prenchers occasionally
ask President Hadley how long they
shall speak he invariably replies:
"There is no limit, sir, upon the time
you may preach; but there is a Yale
tradition thnt no bouIs are saved after
the first twenty minutes."
Ancient Palace Discovered by British
Prof. Flinders Petrie recently gave
an account of the work of the British
School of Archaeology during the past
season at Thebes and Memphis. The
great result of this year at Memphis
has been the discovery of the palace
of King Apries—the Pharaoh Hophra
of the Bible—who was contemporary
with Jeremiah. Hitherto no palace
haB been known in Egypt beyond the
tower at Medinet Habu and some portions of rather earlier date. The palace now discovered is of impressive
scale, about 400 feet long, and hall
as wide. The Middle Court is well
over a hundred feet square, and the
painted stone columns in it wore
more" than 40 feet high. The stone-
lined halls, of which seven remain,
were over 40 feet long and half as
wide. The brick walla were nearly ob
large and the walls were about 16
feet thick. A still larger court extended on the north side, in which
lie capitals of columns which must
have been about 50 feet high. The
approach to the pnlace led up through
a large mass of buildings to a platform at a height of about 60 feet
above the plain. In the ruins scare
armour, hitherto rarely found in
Egypt, was discovered. Good bronze
figures of gods were sIbo found. What
Prof. Petrie described as the one supreme piece was the fitting of a
palanquin of solid silver, a pound in
weight, decorated with a bust of Ho-
thor with a gold face, of the finest
workmanship of the time of Apries.
The grent gnteway and the immense
walls descending deep into the mound
indicated that there lay there the
ruins of successive palaces built one
over the other, and Prof. Petrie prophesied that in six or eight years, il
the school received sufficient financial support, they might dig down to
the earliest, records of the Egyptian
Kingdom. The temple of Merenptah
occupied a large part of the work,
some of the columns and bases showing that Pharaoh was appropriating
older work. The temple of Ptah and
the desert Village or region were also
explored during the season.
Princess Christian, Clubwoman.
Hundreds of congratulatory messages reached Cumberland Lodge,
Windsor, recently, when H.R.H. Princess Christian—Queen Victoria's eldest surviving daughter — celebrated
her sixty-third birthday.
Her Royal Highness takes a very
prominent part'in public and charitable works. She is the moving spirit
of the Royal School of Art Needlework /in South Kensington, which
provides work for numbers of poor
In accordance with her desire to
live, as far as possible, the life of a
private person, Princess Christian
recently joined a ladies' club in the
West End of London. On one occasion she went there, attended aa usual by a gentleman-in-waiting.
Now, one of the rules of this particular club is that no "mere mnn"
are allowed on the premises. Another
member who happened to see the
princess going upstairs with her escort at once complained to the manager that "a member had broken the
rules by bringing a gentleman friend
with her!"
When troubled with sun-
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the smarting and stinging I Cures
sores an young bibles due to
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Presented His Card
Andrew Carnegie, at a recent dinner, told the following story:
"I was travelling Londonward on an
English railway Inst year," he said,
"and had chosen a seat in a nonsmoking carriage. At a wayside station a man boarded the train, sat
down in my compartment, and lighted
a vile clay pipe.
" 'This is not a smoking carriage,'
Baid I.
" 'All right, governor,' said the man,
'I'll just finish this pipe here.'
"He finished it, then refilled it.
" 'See here,' I said. 'I told you this
wasn't a smoking carriage. If you
persist with that pipe. I shall report
you nt the next station to the guard.'
"I handed him my card. He looked
at it, pocketed it, but lighted his pipe
nevertheless. At the next station,
however, he changed to another com.
"Calling the guard, I told him what
hnd occurred, and demanded that the
smoker's name and address be taken.
" 'Yes, sir,' said the guard, and hurried nway. In a little while he returned. He seemed rather awed. He
bent over me, and said apologetically:
" 'Do you know, sir, if I were you I
would not prosecute thnt gent. He
has just given me his enrd. Here it
is.   He is Mr. Andrew Carnegie,' "
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aforesaid, and that said tttm will pay the sum ot
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, Contributor—I sent you some sug.
gestions telling you how to make your
paper more interesting. Have you
carried out any of my ideas?
Editor—Did you meet the office boy
with the waste basket as you came
Editor—Well, he was carrying out
your ideas. ,
No matter how deep-rooted the corn
or wart may be, it niUBt yield to Hoi
loway's Corn Cure if used as directed.
Rebecca—"Vasn't dot a nice luf led.
der I wrote you, Iky, tear?" Iky—
"Yes, Beccy; but make it shorter
negst dime. I hnd to buy two cents
hostage on dot letter."
Mlnard's Liniment Cures Diphtheria.
He Needed It
This happened on the Soo flyer not
long ago. A man rushed in from tho
car behind, evidently in groat agitn.
tion, and snid: "Has anybody in the
car any whisky? A woman in the car
behind hns fainted."
Instantly dozens of flnsks were pro.
duced. The mnn who had nsked for
it picked out the lnrgest one, drew
the cork, and put the bottle to his
lips. With a long, satisfied sigh, he
handed it back and remarked: "That
did me a lot of good. I needed it, for
it always mnkes me feel queer to see
a woman faint."
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W. N. U„ No. 749
A Man of His Word.
Sir Peter Nicol Russell, a wealthy
Australian, who died in England, received knighthood in recognition of
his munificent gifts to the University
of Sydney, nnd his will has been under discussion in the Sydney courts. A
curious fnct wns mentioned in evidence. Sir Peter was the proprietor of
extensive ironworks in Sydney. His
men threatened to strike over some
subject in dispute. Sir Peter told
them that if they did he would shut
down the works and never open them
again. The men laughed, and snid
that was all "bluff." They struck,
nnd Sir Peter was as good as his
word. The gates were closed, and never again was the clang of steel heard
there. Sir Peter left Sydney forever,
and spent the rest of his life in Englnnd. That strike cost the workers of
Sydney many hundreds of thousands
of pounds.
It is probable that if that popular
actress Misb Ruth Vincent, who is
appearing with such success in "A
Persian Princess" at the Queen's
Theatre, Shaftesbury avenue, London,
could be induced to mention whom
she considered to be the greatest admirer of her singing, Bhe would reply,
"Budge," by which name her little
son is known to his intimates.
"Budge" is now about four years of
age and is a charming little fellow.
"He always sits in the drawing-room
when I am practicing my songs,"
sayB Miss Vincent, "and imitates my
notes wonderfully in his little staccato voice. Is he to become an actor?
No, I shall not let him go on the
stage."—London Tit-Bits.
The Origin of John Bull.
In March, 1712, there was published
in London a satirical brochure dealing with the events of the previous
year and bringing prominently into
light the doings of Spain, Louis XIV.,
Holland and England—tho last-named
country being represented by "John
Bull." Tho original of the character
was John Bollingbroke, -Minister of
Queen Anne—who in the first edition
waa spoken of as "Lord Bulling-
brook and "John Bullingbrook" alternately—the title of the brochure
subsequently becoming abbreviated to
plain "John Bull." It was the production ol a Scotch writer, Dr. John
Arbuthnot, and not Swift, as some
have stated.
The Star Chamber.
The "star chamber" was so called
from the place in which the court was
held in one of the rooms ot the King's
palace in Westminster. Upon the
ceilings were str.rs, hence the camera
stellata or chnmber of stars. It was
of very ancient origin and hnd excessive powers, but could not pronounce the death penalty, It waa
abolished by act of Parliament in
1641 during the reign of Charles I.,
but this unfortunate monarch was
sentenced to be beheaded from this
same "star ohamber."—London
Mlnard's Liniment Cures Distemper.
Clear Robbery
Disgusted Diner—You ought not to
have killed this fowl.
Restaurant Proprietor—Why, sir?
Disgusted Diner—You've robbed it
of an old-age pension!
Clean  Stomach,  Clear   Mind.—The
stomach is the workshop of the vital
functions, and when it gets out of
order the whole system clogs in sympathy. The spirits flag, the mind
droops and work becomes impossible.
The first care should be to restore
healthful action of the stomach, and
the best preparation for that purpose
is Parmelee's Vegetable Pills. Gcnerol
use for years has won them a leading
place in medicine. A trial will attest
their value.
Not Kind
Cholly—I'm afraid that glass of wine
has got into my head.
Molly—It must be awfully lonely.
Wilson's Fly Pads are =old by all
Druggists, Grocers and General Stores
Like Father, Like Son
Caller—Harold, when you get to he
the head of a family, whnt will you
say to your children when they are
Harold—Oh, I'll do like papa. I'll
tell them how good I was when I was
a kid.
The Pill That Leads Them All.—
Pillsare the most portable and compact of all medicines, and when easy to
take are the most acceptable of preparations. But they must otteat their
power to be popular. As Parmelee's
Vegetable Pills are the most popular
of all pills they must fully meet nil
requirements. Accurately compounded
and composed of ingredients proven
to be effective in regulating the digestive organs, there is no surer medi.
cine to be had anywhere.
What He Meant
"Your novels will not endure," snid
the critic.
"I know it," snid the author.
"They are not literature," said the
"Correct," said the author.
"Well, then, what do you mean by
"Money," said the author. "Wniter,
fetch me a porterhouse steak."—Atlanta Constitution.
^ Aa a vermicide there is no preparation that equals Mother Graves' Worm
Exterminator. It has saved the lives
of countless children.
Mrs. Dexter^ from Bomewhero
"down-state," was enjoying her first
ride in a crowded street car in Chicago. ^ It happened thnt a health
officer, in the performance of his regular duties, was taking a sample of the
air in the car. Mrs. .Dexter saw liis
manipulations, hut could not understand them, so sho turned to a police,
mnn who was sitting next to her.
"I beg your pardon," she said, "but
can you tell me what that man is iln.
"Yes, mn'nm," answered the officer.
"Hp's bottling th' atmosphere."
"For mercy's sake I" exclaimed Mrs
Dexter. "What won't they do next!
Do they can the air and aell it nowadays?"
"Hope it does better there than in
lay work." rejoined the Bmall hoy ol
the family, who recognized an old
barnyard retainer.
Where Law Comes Cheaper to Jews
of the London Ghetto.
In a small turning out of "Petticoat
Lane," in the heart of the Jewish
quarter of London, or "Ghetto," is
situated the Beth Din. It may well
be termed the "Poor Jew's Law
Court," for not only can disputes ol
ail kinds be settled here, but no
charge whatever is made for the use
of its services, the expenses of carrying it on being borne by the Jewish
community. Its sittings are usually
presided over by the Chief Rabbi.
Here resort Jews of all classes and
nationalities to adjust differences, and
obtain advice—the Russian refugee
and the Roumanian outcast, the Polish fugitive and the Portuguese emigrant, old Jews with hooked noses
and straggling beards, young Jewesses
with glittering eyes and coal-black
hair. Here Bits an aged Israelite, his
small skull-cap stuck far back upon
his few remaining hairs. Two long
curls, or "peuhs," fall on either side
of his face. These are regarded by
orthodox Jews as evidence of piety
and learning, and are never cut. Hia
clawlike nose, his long, matted beard,
his olive-tinted skin, complete the
picture. You almost expect to hear
him claim his "pound of flesh."
His claim is, however, of a less inhuman kind. His friend has called
him a "Shabsel Tzirniok"—about the
grossest insult one Jew can offer to
another, implying he is a follower of
the impostor Messiah of that name.
The rnbbi elicits the fact that the
complainant only received this insult
after himself calling his friend a "Ter.
deganov." or horse thief. Oil is poured on the troubled waters, apologies
are exchanged, and -both parties leave
the court friends.
Then follows a claim by "Minyan"
men for extra payment. According to
Jewish custom, on the "Jahrzeit, or
anniversary, of the death of a parent,
a special prayer, called the "Kad-
dish," is offered up for the soul of
the departed. At least thirteen male
Jews over thirteen years of age must
be present, thirteen being regarded by
Jews aa a lucky number. This is called the "Minyan." Certain of the poorer Jews attend these services to make
up the full complement of thirteen,
nnd urn paid for their attendance.
This dispute is about what amount is
to be paid. After much argument, a
compromise is arranged.
Now come cases of all kinds. A
Jew unsuccessfully seeks damages
from a fried-fish vendor, because, he
alleges, the oil in which the fish he
purchased was fried was not "kosher"
—i.e., prepared in aoordance with the
Jewish law. A servant sues her mistress for wages due. Various money-
lending cases, disputes between landlord and tenant, etc., fallow.
In the Beth Din no oath is taken.
Each party is expected to tell the
truth, and generally does. When,
however, them ia a very distinct and
direct conflict of evidence, statements
can be repeated on oath.
It must not be supposed that the
sole function of the Beth Din is judicial. It also decides questions of ritual, appoints officers for the perform.
ance of Jewish rites and ceremonies,
r.nd examines converts to Judaism.
Questions relating to the Jewish dietary latvs are also decided here. There
is still in existence a law, although
it is obsolete by now, by which water
left overnight should not be drunk,
for fenr lest there might be a serpent's sting in it.
A Cosmopolitan R.A.
"The son of American parents, bora
in Florence, trained in Paris, living
in London, n citizen of the United
Sti'.tus, speaking Italian, French, German, and Spanish almost as fluently
aa he speaks English." Thus has Mr.
Sargent, R.A., whose pictures are
again amongst tho most notable at
Burlington House, been described.
Mr. Sargeant also pleads guilty to a
taste for hunting. There is a story
told of a visit he once paid to Fair-
ford, the residence of his compatriot
and brother Academician, Edwin Abbey. They had had a long day's hunting, and his host was changing his
clothes when he heard cries of "Horrible! Horrible!" preceding from Sargent's bedroom. Alarmed, he rushed
in, only to find his friend woefully
Biirveying the ruins of a new top-hat.
"My dear fellow," he cried, "what's
the matter?" "You boo that hat,"
said Sargent. "My horse put his foot'
through it to-day. I was thinking how
terrible it would have been if my head
had been inside it."
Dead In the Dairy, But Lively When
He Got Outside.
Several years ago at an old-fashioned farmhouse called Tittle Hall, in
Ftoxted, a small village lying between
Sudbury and Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, England, there lived a farmer
nnd his wife who thought much of
their cows and dairy, but they were
rather pestered with foxes, as the
squire,, of Boxted Hall, an ancient
mansion, being lord of the manor,
did not allow them to be molested,
as they were reserved for sporting,
and so it happened that the farmer's
wife on geing into her dairy one
morning was horrified to see a fox
of an enormous size lying dead, as
she supposed, on the floor. The dairies at that time were large and airy,
with large lattice windows and floors
pnved with clinker bricks, which were
often scrubbed down with a birch
broom and much water. A brick waB
left out of the wall level with the
floor for a sink hole, where all the
refuse wns washed out. The fox in
his nightly prowls around the house
appears to have scented the cream
through the windows or sink hole
and, as he would like to taste it,
squeezed himself through the hole into the dairy and made his way to the
cream pot, and as it was so very
nice he ate it all up. He swelled
himself up to such a size that he
could by no means get hack through
the hole again, and, hearing footsteps
con ling, he lay down on the floor and
feigned to be dead. The lady, suspecting what he had been doing, looked into her cream pot, and, finding
it all gone, she was bo exasperated
that she took him up in a rage, thinking he was dead, and with an ugly
word threw him out into the backyard; but, to her great consternation
nnd dismay, as soon as reynard found
he was at large and once more free
to use his legs he bounded oft at fuli
speed, leaving the lady to grieve over
the escape of the audacious and crafty
Municipal Ownership.
Municipal ownership of the city
gas plant has proved to be not only
a profitable undertaking for Manchester, Eng., bnt economical for the
consumer as well.
The city's profits since the works
were taken over 25 years ago' have
been $6,750,307, while the price of
gas in the Manchester district at
present is only 56 cents per thousand
cubic feet, according to a report to
the bureau of manufactures.
In addition to furnishing gas
cheaply, the Manchester corporation
has provided free of charge gas
stoves to all householders making
requests for the same. A movement
ia on foot to reduce the price of gas
to 49 cents for sundry manufacturing purposes and a graduated reduction for ordinary uses.
To illustrate the growth of the
business, it is stated that the producing capacity of the workB ia 26,-
000,000 cubic feet per 24 hours,
against 13.000,000 in 1883. An investment of $13,382*875 capital is represented.
Manchester has a population of
nbout 600,000.
How Sir Thomas Dewar Won Success.
"Grasp opportunity and put it in
your pocket," is the favorite motto of
Sir Thos. Dewar, who early in life.long
before he beenme connected with the
famous whisky which bears his name,
sbtrted in business at home as a rat-
killer. A penny for ench tail produc
ed as evidence of his skill was the
rate of payment allowed, and Sir
Thomas has since confessed that he
earned a good deal of pocket-money
at the business. Not only as a commercial king, however, but also as a
keen and enthusiastic sportsman, has
Sir Thomas won admiration. Once he
came near winning the Derby, with
Forfarshire, in the year the race was
won by Dinmond Jubilee. On the
course. Sir Thomas heard an anxious
Scotsman, who had half a sovereign
I on, tremulously inquire of his neighbor, "Whore's Forfarshire?" And the
withering reply was, "A county in the
north of Scotland."
Every mother knows how fatal the
summer months are to small children.
Cholera infantum, diarrhoea, dysentery and stomach troubles are alarmingly frequent at this time and too
often a little life is lost after a few
hours illnesa. The mother who keeps
Baby's Own Tablets in the house
feels safe. The occaaional use of the
Tablets prevents stomach and bowel
troubles, or if the trouble comes suddenly will bring the little one
through safely. Mrs. Geo. Howell,
Sandy Beach, Que., says:—"My baby
was suffering from colio, vomiting
and diarrhoea, but after giving him
Baby's Own Tablets the trouble disappeared." Sold by medicine dealers
or by mail at 25 cents a box from
The Dr. Williams' Medicine Co.,
Brockville, Ont.
An Awkward Compliment
Inspector General Hornaday of the
G. A. R. was relating incidents of
fnmous national encampments.
"I remember a little Jap who attended one of our banquets," he said,
smiling, "and a queer compliment
that he paid to a colonel's wife.
"I sat "between the two, and the
lady said across me:
" 'Mr. Takashira, you compress the
ladies' fee't in your country, 40n''
" 'Oh, no, madam; that is a Chinese
custom,' said the Jap, 'We Japanese
allow our ladies' feet to grow to their
full size.  Not that '
"And he bowed and hissed in the
polite Japanese way.
" 'Not that they could ever hope to
rival yours, madam.' "
After making a most careful stiir
of the matter, U. 8. Govemme'it
scientists state definitely that th*
common house fly is the principal
means of distributing typhoid fev r
diphtheria and smallpox. Wilsun>
Fly Pads kill the flies and the disease
germs, too. No other fly killer com-
pares with Wilson's.Fly Pads.
Warder—Your wife is here asking
to see you, Seventy-seven.
Seventv-seven (in desperation)—
Phew'!  Tell 'er I'm hout!
Eyes Ars Relieved by Murine
when irritated by Chalk Dust and
Eye Strain, incident to the average
School Room. A recent Census of
New York City reveals the fact that
in that City alone 17,928 School Children needed Eye Care. Why not try
Murine Eye Remedy for Red, Weak,
Weary, Watery Eyes, Granulation,
Pink Eye and Eye Strain? Murine
doesn't Smart; Soothes Eye Pain. Ij
compounded by Experienced Physicians; Contains no Injurious or Prohibited Drugs. Try Murine for Your
Eye Troubles; You will like Murine.
Try it in Baby's Eyes for 8caly Eyelids. Druggists Sell Murine at 50c.
The Murine Eye Remedy Co., Chicago,
Will Send You Interesting Eye Books
Flower Trade of the Scilly Isles.
The Scilly Iales, fivo in all, lie out
in the Atlantic forty miles off tho
Cornish coast. The development of
their flower trade has changed them-
from poverty stricken spots into islands of the blessed. Not many year*
ago tho inhabitants ekod out n pro-
carious and scanty living by potato
culture, but one day a man of wise1
forethought named Trovelick came to
the conclusion that flowers would
bring a richer harvest. He could see)
them growing riotously in the little
gardens, and he collected a few bulbs
hare and a few there until he had
enough to start business with, and
the first consignment ho sent to Covent Gardens brought prices thnt are
now spoken of with something like,
reverence. With tho passing ol the'
years flower culture hns settled into a
well organized trade, providing occupation for everybody who wants to
work on the islands.
It was at a concert held in the vil-
■ luge schoolhouso.   In the chair was a
1 local merchant who, though a good
business   man,   was   not   much   of
a scholar.  He intimated that the next
song would be "Oru Pro Nobis."
The singer made a terrible mess of
it, and consequently it was a great
relief to the audience when she had
finished the lost verse. The chairman did not know the meaning of
"Ora Pro Nobis," so he applied to
the man sitting next to him. He also
did not know thnt it meant "pray for
us." But, not wishing to admit such
a thing, he aaid:
"Oh, it mcuns 'we thank you.'"
There was a great burst of laughter
from the audience when the chairman, us tbe lady was leaving the
platform, rose to his feot and Baid:
"Miss Smith, 'oru pro nobis.' "—
Loudon Answers.
In Danger
One of the humorous advertisements
which brighten the dusty way of
Brokenhill (N.S.W.) runs os follows,
says the Sydney Bulletin: "Notice-
Will Thief who took Butter from back
of Hillside Ham Shop cull and get the
bread, or they will be mnde bilious by
the law, aa they were seen?"
Minard's Liniment Cures Colds, etc.
Danger Past
Pat—I hear yer woife is sick, Moike.
Mike—She is thot.
Pnt—Is it dangerous she ia?
Mike—Divil a hit.   Shc'a too weak
to be dangerous any more!
Minard's Liniment Co., Limited.
Gents,—I cured a valuable hunting
dog of mange with MINARD'S LINIMENT after several veterinaries had
treated bim without doing him any
permanent good.
Yours, &c,
Prop, of Grand Central Hotel, Drum.
mondville, Aug. 3, '04.
Lord Marcus Beresford's Advlcs,
At the time when Lord Marcus
Beresford took over the King's horses
His Majesty had only a very moderate lot of animals in training. "Well,!
what do you think of them, and what
would you do with tbem if they wore
yours? he asked Lord Marcus onai
morning as they were wutchnng tho
royal string at work on Newmarket;
Heath. Beresford looked tho horses
over reflectively lor a moment and
then said bluntly, "Shoot most of,
them, I think. " '"Shoot them by alii
means, then," retorted tlio King,
Ingenious Paupers,
Leicester Corporation is bringing1
into use a new pattern of drain-trap,
as it has discovered thut many of
the poorer inhabitants have been using the old patterns for saucepans or
potato boilers.
His Hobby Is Work.
There is a good story tc»d regarding General Sir Bcauchamp Duff,
whose name is mentioned as successor to General Sir O'Moore Creagh
as Secretary at the India Office. Not
lone ago a reporter tried to find out
Gen. Duff's recreation. "Do you play
brideo much?" ho asked. "Not
much," answered tbo general. "Billiards, maybe?" "Nothing to Bpeok
of." "Chess?" "Badly." "Any outdoor sports?" "At long intervals."
"Then whnt on earth do you do?"
"Tlio rarest thing possible in tho
British Army," said Gen. Duff; "I
Time He Was Desd
Some time ago an office boy answering the telephone for the flrst time in
bis life, not knowing how to use it,
wns told that when the bell rang he
was to answer it.
When,  therefore, he heard it ring,
he picked up the receiver and shouted:
"Hello!   Who's there?"
The answer came back:
"I'm one hundred and five."
"Go on," said the boy.    "It's time
you were dead."
A Clergyman's Sacrifice.
From time to time taunts have boon
levelled at the clergy in regard to
their efforts to obtain "flit" livings.
Here is a cane, however, wliich proves
that they ure not always influenced
in their choice by monetary considerations. Rev. F. Swuinson, vicar ol
St. Unriinbaa, Holloway, has just rejected the ofler of a living worth approximately $8,000, although his present income is under $1,500; and simply bocauBo he Ib so deeply attached
to tho working people of hia pariah
that he will not leave thorn.
The Oil for the Farmer.—A bottle of
Dr. Thomas' Eclectrie Oil in the farm
house will save many a journey for
the doctor. It is not only good for the
children when taken with colda and
croup, nnd for the mnture who suffer
from pains and aches, but there are
directions for its use on sick cattle.
There should always be a bottle of it
in the house.
Preparing for the Lecture
Mark Twnin at n dinner at tho
Authors' club the other day said:
"Speaking of Ircsh eggs, I am reminded of tho town of Squash. In
my early lecturing days I went to
Squash to lecture in the Temperance
linll, arriving ln the afternoon. Tho
town seemed very poorly billed. I
thought IM find out if tho people
knew nnything nt nil nbout whnt wns
in store for them. So I turned in at
the general store. 'Good ofternoon,
friend,' T snid to the genernl store-
keeper. 'Any cntertninment here to.
night to heli*. a stranger while away
his evening?' Tho general storekeeper, who was aorting mackerel,
straightened up, wiped his briny
hands on hia apron, and snid: 'I expect there's goin' to be a lecture. I
been icllin' eggs all day.' " THE   REPORTER,   NEW   MICHEL,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA.
Issued every Saturday, from office of
Publication, Northern Ave, New Michel.
In and Around Town
Fishing ia now at its best.
liaspberrisa are very plentiful.
The new school building is now  completed.
Thos. Crahan wus in Fernie on
School opens here ulong about
September 1.
Miss Gr. Andrews ia a guest at
the Great Northern Hotel.
Q. G. Henderson of II. M. Customs, Fernie is here to-day.
The Canadian Club will meet on
Tuesday evening at New Michel.
Mr. Roberts, storekeeper ior the Cor-
hin Coal & Cokii Co., is in town to-day.
The E. V. Holding Co., have the
foundation laid for Weber's new store.
The mineral springs nenf the
rjuarry are becoming quite a resort.
. W. Todbunter and F. Irvine took
in the baseball dance at Elko last
Frank A. Martin lias the contract for
the interior fittings Ior Boyd & Muir's.
new store.
... H. Somerton arrived home yesterday from a trip to the A. Y. P.
i, S. W. Barclay, cashier of the
,C. N. P. Coal Co., Fernie, was here
on Thursday.
The survey of the government
iroad between, Hosmer and here
starts next week.
i Elk Valley bottled beer is now on
the market, and is even better than
imported Schlitz.
: E. V. Cook, real estate- and financial
agent, leaves to-day for Fernib where he
will permanently locate.
George Komiits-'K nBw residenije ia just
■about completed; and adds greatly tq the
appearance of the street.
• The output at the mines is increasing, some 18,(XJ0 tons being
taken out on Thursday.
'' B. K. Muir and j. F. Boyd, of
Winnipeg have arrived to open up
bere in gents' furnishings, .etc.
W. Onderkirk, boozerine mixeralogist,
'understudy for Jas. Carney, Is filling an
■engagement at the Northern, during the
■utters absence up north.  ■
The National Apple Show Bulletin for 11)0!) contains a premium list
of the National Apple Show; Spokane, with prizes valued at 825,000.
The Board of'rrade.*met in the
'parlor of the Great/Northern Hotel
;on Monday evening'.1' Only the ordinary routine work was put
through. ?,'. •• i  v
Miss line Pickering, oi Cunmore, Alta.,
left yesterday for,.Calgary accompanied
by her sister/Mrs. J.'B. Thompson, and
litttle Miss Its; 'Ihnm'pson, On ii two
weeks visit. •:*''     '■
W. 11. Thompson,,ot Canfiold; tint,
accompanied by Mrs. and Miss Thompson, has been visiting his son J. S.
Thompson, Great Northern station agent
here,   they left for home yesterday.
Two handsome signs now decorate the sides nf the Reporter building, the windows have been frosted
and lettered, and a big improvement in the appearance of the ollice
is noticeable.
People mailing letters at Michel lor
,New Michel or vice versa are .reminded
that it takes a two cent stamp to defray
the postage. Letters mailed With onlv a
one cent stamp, for either town, arc
taxed two cents on delivery.
K. H, fjfooro, G, ,15.. Stedman
and ,1. Carney left on Wednesday on
a hunting, fishinR and exploring trip
up the Elk. Thoy will likely be
gone a week or tc'p days,, or as long
19 the broad and bait holds out.
Rernie's ccl»brati.on ..tin .Monday
tvaij.a grand buocoss. The banquet
(tiyen bj ,i.he Hoard .of Trade wus a
dewy, according, to the report
brought back by thi. representatives'
jf our Beard qf Trade. Thore .was
,t/lash somewhere, and the editors
ill the local imperii, were ubsontly
jjiw, Komotz lost it valuable cow
If there is no Union Printing
Office in your town, send your
work to the Reporter Office,
New Michel, and have it done
by the man who Unionized
the first Printing Office in the
Pass, and have your jobs decorated with that
- THE -
One Cent i% Word
Advertisements such aa For Salt, To Let, Lost
Found Wanted etc., Inserted at the uniform
rate oi One Cent a Word Bach Insertion
Lost a'M found
■LJ Finder pleaso return to Reporter olllco. Lib.
oral reward.
-^ business district.  Apply at thin j)fllce._..
The  Summit
An Ideal Summer Resort
At Crow's Nest
This hotel, situated at Crow's
Nest, about eight miles from
Michel, is just  the  place to
spend a week end arid enjoy
yourself. Good boating, bathing, fishing and big  menagerie and museum,   Fine place
to go to, to get away from the
daily grind.   Leave on Saturday  evening's   express  and
back Monday morning in time
for business.
Reasonable charges.
Andy Qood, Proprietor
NEW MICHEL, 10.48 a.  m;, in room
over Somerton Bro's store.
MICHEL, Sunday School, 2.30 p. m.
Evening service,  at 7.30.    Band ol
Hope every Monday at 7.30 p. m.
Rev. S. T. Chenoweth, Pastor.
The pastor and officials extend a, cordial
invitation to yon to attend these ser
Saturday" Specials
10 Men's Suits,   Regular 10,12, $14.   Special price $8.00
A pair of Good Braces into the Bargain.
40 Pairs Men's Trousers.   Regular 2.50, 3., 3,50
Special Price   2.00
50 Dozen Men's Fleece Lined Shirts and Drawer^
Special Price, each    .50
A Reliable Local. Salesman Wanted to
,   Represent,,..
Canada's Oldest .and Greatest Niir
series ,
In Michel and adjoining Country
We have ibeen shipping stock for thirty
years to British Columbia, and as our
trees are grown, on Limestone soil, they
are acknowledged by experienced fruit
growers to be longer lived, and hardier
than Coast stock
A permanent situation for right than
^.ttith territory rbserved     ,.
Pay weekly.    Free Outfit.    Write for
(Licensed by B. C. Government)
For First Class
- IN -
Prince Rupert
Saskatoon, and I
Lethbridge City Property,
Crestbn Fruit Lands- and
Farm Lands,
. (.   £jee, oi;.write     ,';
BOX 58
on Monday, through it being struck
byaO. P.,R. freight.. .-,.    ;:.
A?Potter.. With' '.So'mcrtdn feros.,
is leaving' next Veek.foi* Vancouver
and the A..¥.. P. Exposition:   ■
there must, be something doing
up the Elk, al) several prospecting
parties have left for .there this week.
Messrs. Baiter,. Wopdfl; Rudnick,
Harrison, Smith and Atherton
spent Sunday at Hot Bulphur
Springs, about 25 miles up the.Elk.
tho Milwaukee ((\,':M. &St.:P.)
it is stated, have acquired the! Cor-
liin properties and will not extend
up'the Elk until late this fall, at tho
earliest ".■•'■•
What about our Custdni House ?
Have both our importers and exporters got cold feet ? It is a pity
that when wc, hnve, things in out
grasp those moBt|y.to be benefitted
suddenly gsi that far-away look in
their eyes nnd go away back and sit
If you have frismlB visiting you
or if yotjt are going on. a trip, or
ha»c any item of a social nature you
would' like to see in print, drop a
note containing the information to
the importer. It won't cost you
anything, and your friends will be
glad to see it
There are rumors of irtuel) dissatisfaction amongst the English
miners at the result of the recent
ballot for the Miners' Union physician,
MICHEL,   B". b.
Services—1st.  Sunday in  the  month,
Holy Communion, 11 a. ill.
Every   Sunday, Evensong^ 7.30 p. m.
Sunday School, every Sunday, 2.80 p. m.
A. BriantN. Crowther, M. A., Vicar.
litckEL, il. c,
Sundayi    Low Mass, 8. $. iri, |  High
Mass, 10.30 a. iii.; Simdiy School, 3
p. m. [ Vespers, 4 p. iii.
Monday:   Mass, 8 a. m. .      ,.    ...
Rev. Fr. Meissner, Poetbr
L. P. Eckstein
S. E. McTa'ooart
barristers, Solicitors Etc.
100 Men's All Silk Ties,   Regular .50c and 75c,
Special Price;, 3 for   1.00
The largest Stock of Shoes for Men*, Women and Children,
at Prices that Cannot be Duplicated
Remember   We   Are   Moving
Union Bakery
G. SOVRANO, Proprietor
Fresh Bread Delivered Daily
Iri stock $nd made to. order
Fred. PomahAc,
— I.   ■>'■■
Horseshoeing a Specialty
• *""V.r-.-.i?E'W MICHEL
Business Bringers
Rtidlng NotlcM inserted tinder this. Hsftdlnr
at tjbe rate of Ten, Cent* a Line, eaeh lassr-
tloh.  Ho ads Inserted amoiiiret Locals.
QMOKE Crow's Nest Spuclol and Ultra. - Onion
•J Uado (.Imrl.
UHIPPINQ ToBSi'Mlhtod to ordor, good toush
Q stock, at tlio KeDortcr ofllco. -
T?NVEtOI'i!8. -Any unanilty, Bdoa stoct. tvell
L* nrhitMl.fttiliHllprinrtRromca.
1 printed, at tiie Reporter bmce.
STATEMENTS. Printed ond  podded aa you
want them, ot tlm Reporter ollice.
LETTER Heads.  Plain or l-'onby.   Any .color
ink.   Printed aa you like thorn at the Repor.
ter ofllce.
RliStNESS Qirdi. Finest work in the Pass
J-' Any size tiliil any color ink you dcilro. Prin
ted ot the Reporter oltlce.
pllINTINO Ink. , We can dMqriltc yolirprlntlus
1 ioba with tiny color orBluvdo of the flucst hike
In tiie world. For lino Color work send your
order td tlio Reporter.
80  YEAB8'
.     Dhiqni
I a sketch and desorlotion me»
 ilv oseeruin oiur opinion free i-fiether aa
«»«lomotk«,itltIiont<*liartio,lntn» "
Scientific Umericait i
A handsomely Ulu.tra»«4*e«lr. tartest mi.1
mlatlon ot any tclentlno Jooinsl. Terms lor
Canada, J3.7I, a yeu, restate prepaid,   gold br
•». hkwm*. wart
Last Week, before the paper wss on the Directs an hour, the whole cditloil wns
completely sold out. and orders kept coming in all afternoon for copies containing
"Dopey Duffers Definitely Defined." By request we are re-publishing the same
and printing nn extra lurge edition.   Get in your orders early for extra copies. Ed.
Therd'.i a crowd of dopey duffers, th-ty reside ln oyory'tdwn:
Thoy know more thoh a lawyer and ere alwuya calling- down,   .
And they sure do knock tlie-rianer nnd condemn tta meoRro size,
Rut they're not on tho sullscrlptlim list, nor do thoy advertise.
If naked to bony up 0 bit; their language Is not nice,
They talk nhout old country sheets nnd then thoy 'quoto'llio price
And wonder why the publisher can't turn out Bhcets as lino
As thoae they used to read nt 'ome, across the bloomlu' brine.
I'licy^d like to sctti paper l|kb '.'The rcoplc." "Lloyd's" or "tlnli's,'
Chucked full of fights and murders and uninontlonablo crimes,
But ns for local news and such, they do not care a rap
And prefer to spend their money for a m\« fresh from tho tali..
They nover think about the size of ttic oDlees (It 'ome,
They, never think of cities that caniiliice us In tlio feloani.'
Or the largo nud c6stly presses that grind out this bulky Btuti!
Nor Ulo price that thoy would havo to pay Ior just one little full.
Thoy (orget the price ol labor In Hits new land o'er the sea,
And how much more their wages aro than where thoy used to be.
And they fall to understand the cause, In n little town llko here,
Why newspapers nfo not hall the slzo and olmdst twice ns deal.
If they Watlt ti.' read a riapcr, do theybny ono?  Seldom, Nit I., \
They sit around till someone's through and then they read a bit,
'And grouao nbout the'lack of nowa and bluest our bloomln' ores.
Say, there's Ho one wants to please thorn. l\o writer over tries;
"Their grudge Is hotter than their praise.  Thnt's so, ns sure ns sill.
And'the editor who tries to please Is always taken In.
Bo let tlioso dopey duffers lie and plug along their way
And lust llko nny other dog. they'll surely have tholr day. , ,
Blairmore Lots tor s^eaii
^sfxiiaMwifrl**   owr Mairmore
I OWnSlte. fow^ite,    :
by the qhly Real Estate rilan in Blair
Il inUrested, write for particulars
Office on Main Street
A. MfcLeod, Blairmore
It ie time some oiie got busy and
put some pressure oh .the Government. We are,not, getting the
treatment we .were promised and
are entitled to. Noticeitbly in bvi-
deiice is the graveyard, tiie neg
lected rock cut, the dalti or liroak-
water in Wicliel Creekj the negligence in appointing a health olliccr
and several othnr inipnrtunt nicisB-
■  A. Mpl.ebd waa tit New Michel
this week.
The post olfioo lull) been removed
to new premise**.
'i'hereisalot of building goint* en
herts and none too soon.
I*here is evidence of more trouble
in the big cracks that are apparently spreading in tho mountain
Hosmer played.Coleman at Coleman dn Wednesday. Hosmel won
with a score of 11-!!;
Elko played hnseball with Michel
here la,ut Sunday, on Michel Football grounds. The store was 7 to fl
in favor of Elko. ,, >
The game at Fernie on lljc 2nd
between Uorbin and Feijnie was one
of the best gam.es seen in t,he. Pass
this year., , The . Cotbln Outfit
played Fernie" from start to finish,
and beat them with a score of H-'T.
Sir Richard ('artwrighl is cjming
West. -
Alberta had heavy hailetofrns yesterday.
Calgary will run Sunday atreet
tiara" i
Vacuum Cleaners on Trains.
The Great Northern Railway has introduced another innovation on Its transcontinental train between SK. Paul and
the .Pacific Coast. Vacuum cleaning
machines are now used to keep the cars
spick and span. The time honored broom
has been relegated, to a dark corner ol
the porter's locker and its functions
hereafter will be performed by a machine
in charge of a skilled operator. The apparatus cotnprisc-* a .vacuum pump driven by an electric motor and a metallic
reservoir for receiving the dirt. The machine is mounted on wheels and is taken
from car to car. There are special attachments for taking the dust out of upholstery, curtains and draperies, as well
as from the carpets. The machine is a
part of the train equipment and n uniformed operator bas been added tn the
train crew; his only duties being to keep
the cars neat and clean.
Fernie Defaults to Bellevue
There we're no games in the league
football series last Saturday though two
games were scheduled. Hosmer .was to
have played Frank at home, and Femie
at Bellevue, but Hosmer was not able to*
play and asked for a postponement.
Fernie dcfaiilted to Bellevuo, giving
Bellevue two unworked for points, while
Fernie'schanceat the pennant, if she
had any, goes glimmering.
The first game for the Mntz cup was
scheduled to be played in Frank next
Saturday, with Coal Creek as the visiting team, but at Coal Creek's request the
game ifill go over to another date and
Frank will go to Hosmer for the postponed league game,
The official score (if tho standing of
the league teams has beep revised to
eliminate from consideration), t(io points
scored in the twqcarnes.in'which Cowley figured beforCjWJjh'iJrawinf; frpm the
league, a*a.r*. j which' jjave Mkhel anil
Bellevue tij'opoin'triath,\
The chahipicoohip .would seem to lie
now hetwesp Michel and Coal Creek,
though Frank has the pdil chance that
would lis presented should Michel lose
her one remaining game and. Coal Creek
three of htir four, Should such a thing
happSij, Frank by winning all of her five
could win, a consiirimation not much to
be expected.
Following is the revised Standing of tho
toatrie ■ ... r,
Teams, Won   tost   HravV  Points
Michfcl ft       J      1        17
CoalCieek        (j        0       l! M
Kernli* 3.-       8     ' S II
Frank SI       2       2 H
Coleman 1        4      *} »
Uelfevjif 2        tl       li ft
Htj'smer 0MO u
—Frank I'itper,
 ■. :,..o
'  There are n& development sin the
Black: Hand owies.


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