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Vol. l. No/4.
Cluise.B.C., Fri(Uiv. May 17. l��tx>
Artist Smith Makes a Few Timely Suggestions.
8BQ.OO Per Yeae
Hon.  Richard  McBride fl
Addresses Vancouver
Club Just Prior.
lo Sailing. , x0jf/f\ ] "SJ^ff.   y^ [''
The following ia the text of the brilliant and tl^bughtful speech on the defense, development Htifl population of
;i white British Columbia, delivered by
Premier McBride to 500 members of
the VancoUver Canadian club.
"The part of Canada in which we
live," said the Premier, "aeema tome
to hold �� place not only in the Domin-'
ion,but in Ui' scheme of Empire, that
is unique indeed. It must have occurred to you, as it. does frequently to me,
that from a purely Canadian consideration, the whole ol the Pacific seaboard
Is controlled by our province, unlike
the Atlantic seaboard which is divided
between several provinces, from the
United States to the Arctic, while our
coast is bounded by the territory of Alaska to tho north and the State of i
Washington to the south. Then we j
have as neighbors riot far off the very,
thrifty and ambitious people responsible for the Emjflrg of Japan. Then, !
too, we are- the Rate way to those >
wonderful possessions of the Empire'
in the southern s^ns, Australia and
and New* Zealand. When you consider |
British Columbia as she Is today and 1
what she has a. ���onmlish-'l.   vou must I
���-..v.     i-   v. ',;   .V.'.;: !'
try has hgeii tittle more than fifty i
years under organized government and
not so long under responsible govern-1
ment. It seems to me remarkable i
that I should be able to say to you,
that the speaker of the first parlia-
ment of this country Htill resides in
Victoria and is in good health I refer
to Dr.   J- S. Heimcken.    (Applause.)
Notwithstanding our many handi-
caps we have always had a thrifty
and industrious people and there was
never any discouragement sufficient!
to make those who had control of the
affairs of state to lose heart in the
country or give up its development.
Those men who had to do with the
early development of the country
were pioneers in the true sense of
the word, and they have left an impress, not only on the. province but
on the Dominion, which must find a
large place in the history of the country and of the Empire, especially
when one recollects the few opportunities and the short time allowed
for the work they, had to do.
If the importance and the consequences of our responsibilities come
home to us they may be summed up
in this wise. One of our first, if not
our principle responsibility, is that
which we have for the protection of
our province, our Dominion and our
Empire. (Applause.) It is not part
of the function of the provincial
government with which I am associated
to undertake any responsibility in an
official way for the defense of our
country, but it often occurs to me as
I travel through British Columbia that
there is an apathy with regard to militia, defence and naval affairs that we
ought not to Tind snd that we should
never experience if we were as keen
on this responsibility as on the margin
of a corner lot or the profit of a suburban subdivision. If we were these
subjects would soon iQom large in the
public eye, and attain tnat prominence
in the press and on the platform to
which  they are  entitled.   (Applause.)
We are building up assets along our
coastline and in our hinterland that run
into millions, and what are we doing to
insnre the safety of this tremendous
wealth in a national sense? Twenty-five
years ago when there was not the
hundreth part of the development we
have today we had a Pacific squadaon
in these waters, and today when we
have a hundred times more wealth we
have no protection at all. We say we
are important enough, to undertake
great natural responsibilities in the
building of railways and canals running
quickly into millions of dollars, but
when it comes to the subject of def-
fence, protecting not only our property
but wife and home and children as well,
what are we doing? (Applause.)
Improvements Along Inland Waterways Will
Be Great Aid to
Among the many project* that are
on foot for givi - :v importation facilities to the wide ;.. . urj bveloped ureas
of British Columbia, there are a few
that loom bo large in the public eye
that to many peopl* mme lesser but
still valuable av nuei uf trade and
travel   are   lost     ..'I    of    altogether. ���
We refer to the . i d waterways of
the province. '1" i ' alue I f the navigable lakes and rlvi ra of the interior to
the districts along t;,.2ir hanks und
shores would be hard to overestimate.
To the town of Cbase these means of
communication 6re one of natures best
Westward from l'h>se the Thompson
river is navigable tor sixty miles to
Savonas. At Kamloops;,- forty miles
west, the river i.- Joined ; ,v the North
Thompson, which at high water will
! carry large boats,
i To the" eastward the Shuswap lakes
j He like a big letter II, with its long
. lines running northeast and southwest.
! Chase is located al the toot of the
i left hand stroke of the If. at '.he point
I ai which it narrows to join the South
j Th( mpson. ('The tun strokes and the
I cross bar of l.ho Wtej fi. nil h another
miles of ['��� ''p '...va' -r  in   that
The other day a British Columbia j
lumberman, who does not frequently
endeavor to foretell future events,
said that the Douglas fir would, before j
long, be the staple wood of the world,
and the most sought after of all woods,;
save the very expensive hardwoods,
for interior finish. The Douglas fir is
the most valuable of all Canada's forest wealth, both on account of its size,
its plentifulness and the" facility with
which it is manufactured into lumber.
The Douglas fir is of heroic dimensions'
trees as large as fifteen feet in diameter and three hundred feet in
tallness being rather common. It matures at the callow age of five hundred
years and under healthy conditions
makes a growth of twelve inches in
about thirty years.
Lumbermen believe it will, in. the
not remote future, take a high and
deserved rank as an inside furniture
wood, and a wood capable of the finest possible results in furniture manufacture. It is capable of taking a
wonderfully beautiful polish and for
the panelling, of dining rooms, the
building of staircases banisters, etc.
it not only has no superior, but it is
doubtful if its equal can be found in
any timber in the world" Only an inspection of its beauties in the homes
of those who recognize its superiority,
and have taken advantage of it by employing it for inside decoration, can
give you any  idea ofs it  rare beauty.
It takes on an exquisite polish, and its
grain and markings aae of an infinite
variety. There is something particularly solid and almost marble-like In its
texture, thereby giving the impression
of the utmost solidity, together with
a shell-like finish which is really remarkable. The fipish of the curly
maple, the hemlock, the oak and the
red cedar, while capable of many combinations and extremely charming effects, lose caste instantly when compared with Douglas fir correctly treated. There is really no comparison between other woods and the Douglas
fir when it comes to elegance of finish
and artistic effects in the mass. Inside
finishings in oak. and other woods,
however skilfully done, incline rather
to the sombre, a bad and unhealthy
tendency in this and in many other climates where, in winter the sum is obscured the greater part of the time.
But in the interior decoration i which
have been carried out with the various
combinations of which the Douglas fir
is capable, there is a happy and wholesome blending of light and shade which
is both restful and beautiful. The distinguishing attributes of inside panel-
Board of Trade Passes Resolution Abolishing Pest and Delegates Chief
of Police to Enforce Same.
All ingmbers of ilm Mosquito family residing or hoping to
reside in tlie near vicinity of Chase inny' consider themselves
legally dead; officially wiped off the faco of the earth as it were;
annihilated, vanquished, exterminated forever.
The Chase Central Board of Trade has so resolved and it
now remains merely and simply for Mr. Chief of Police Charles
McLaughlin to carry out the spirit and the letter of the
resolution.   It's up to Mac now.
President Andrew McConnell started the ball rolling when
he called a meeting of of the Board of Trade for Monday night.
It was an enthusisstic anti-mosquito meeting right from the
outset. Spraying tho lowlands and swamps with crude oil was
advanced as being the best method of curing the mosquito of
the habit of propagating.
It was decided to spray ivery stagnant pool in the vicinity
of CluiBe with crude oil. Supervision of the work was delegated
to the chief of police. Sprayers loaded with crude oil will bo
furnished every patrolman on the force. As they make their
rounds of the suburban districts they will casually squirt their
bug juice into every shady und secluded spot where there is
now, or is apt to be, stagna:,'. water,
Acting-President Brndli-y called the attention of the Board
to numerous other matters that had been referred to him by
members of the Board. These were: tho sanitary eonitions of
the town, cleaning up the Erects, a fall regatta, and stopping
the Imperial Limited at Clnse on regular schedule.
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Shoemakers, Listen!
Right here in Chase there is
gant opportunity for an enter
young man who can make antl
shoes and harness. Old Johi.
says he is sure going to quit wo; \
wants a live young fellow to ta
the business where he leaves ofT.
either sell or tease or pay wagi s
right man. John is making pie
money too.Jso get busy, some <
young ducks, and write to him.
in ele-
i rising
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k. up
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nty of
if you
ling and doors finished artistically in
Douglas fir wood is an effect which instinctively reminds you uf running
water, or of the effect of sunlieiit sifting through midsummer haves.���
Saturday. Sunset.
For the 24th.
Take a look at the big ad on page
two. That will give you some idea of
the sort of celebration the Chase Fire
Brigade is going to pull off on the 24th
of May.
Everybody and his best girl will be
here. There will be enjoyment enough
go 'round, and some left over for a
Beeond helping. The fire laddies are
not overlooking any bets. They guarantee a good time.
Landlord A. E. Underwood of the
Underwood hotel is the latest victim of
the auto bug. He has bought n brani
new automobile, and now wears a
monkey wrench in his hip pocket. The
Underwood coat of arms will henceforth be a can of gasoline rampant upon
a field of rubber tires.
The car is the last word from the
makers of the famous Cadillac. It is a
1912 model and carries all the heridita
ments and appurtenances yet known or
invented for buzz buggies.
Mr. Underwood is building a garage
opposite the hotel, wherein the Cadillac
will be housed. The new car will be
nut merely a pleasure craft. Mr. Underwood has recently invested in an
extensrve pork and poultry ranch. The
automobile will come in handy for making quick trips from the hotel to the
ranch and return. Also, it is expected
that as soon as Fong learns to drive the
machine it will meet all trains.
Business Bill was out yesterday and
the day before getting his eye and ear
full of the new speed cart. He is now
prepared to answer all questions concerning same.
Pats Our Back.
In a recent letter to his son, Milton,
President J. P, McColdrick pf the Adams River Lumber .company hands
forth the following fragrant buqoet;
'I am in receipt of the first two issues of the Chase Tribune. I certainly
must congratulate the editor first, and
the company and the town next, upon
tee character and appearance of the
paper printed. 1 cannot see any room
for improvement. The editor is certainly untitled to a great deal of credit
and is very fortunate in having a man
like Mr. Smith to do the cartoon work."
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[Chase b) tt(c Uonnu-A
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for the accommodation pf like and the
river traffic. i\ wharf has oeen built
this spring at Sorrento, ten or twelve
miles up the lake short' from Chase.
The district engineer informs is that
there is money ;.j proptiatul for
wharves at Celista, Kault and Ulen-
eden, and for an extension of the
wharf at Salmon Arm.
All these things arc but the beginning of better things to be. The Shuswap lake district is entering upon an
era of development. Forces and influences are already at work which
must eventually IsSuq in a line of C. P.
Ii. boats on the lakes, and a C. P. R.
hbtel at Chase, when travelers many
lay over enroute while they enjoy the
unrivalled scenic attractions and opportunities for sport that makes the
town and its surroundings one of the
hest places on the fate of the earth in
which to spend a summer holiday.
Clean Up!
Andy McConnell has returned from
his cruising trip looking brown as a
berry and hearty at two men.
Notice is hereby given that all premises must be immediately cleaned up,
and all refuse destroyed, buried, or removed from the town. Those who do
not know where to deposit their refuse
can have it done by applying to Mr.
McLean, who will remove the same for
a reasonable fee, the said fee to be paid
"by the householder. All closets must
have lids fixed to the seats which will
prevent the entrance of flies, and the
lids must be closed when the closet is
not in use. The pits must also be so
protected that flies cannot gain an entrance. No refuse must be thrown in
the streets nor alleys.
Walter Scatchard,
Medical Officer of Health.
The B. M. Ball.      .
The dance of the Bachelor Maids at
Robinson's hall last Friday night was
the real scream of an entirely successful
social season. Chase has arrived, there
is no doubt of that. There was more
beauty to the square inch'on exhibition
at that dance than is often seen at
many of the elite affairs in the social
centers of the east.
The Bachelor Maids of Chase are the
real McCoy. What they don't know
about the gentle art of entertaining has
been torn out of the hook and buried
with the silent and forgotten past.
A Leap Year dance it was. Mere
man was not allowed to kick in with a
sou markee. All expenses were paid
by the girts. The men were allowed to
occupy the seats while the girls stood
up in the corner and smo er, that is,
you know, everything was vice versa,
topsy turvy. The women did all the
asking for dances, save now and then
there was allowed a "gents' choice"
dance to give the wall-flower boys u
The dance was an invitation affair and
everybody was invited. The Bachelor
Maids attended to all details and invited their marrieil sisters to bring along
the lunch. Music was furnished by the
Celestia and Chase orchestra, consisting
of Messrs. Tom Brown, W. B.
Armstrong. T. Gordon, Egner Sundahl
and Percy Weaver. Miss Dolly Price-
acted as floor manager and prompter in
a great creditible manner.
Good luck to the Bachelor Maids.
May they all get married this leap year
if they want to. Don't forget The
Tribune for fine   wedding   stationery.
.-���*;.���     i THE CHASE TRIBUNE
Under the Management of the CHASE FIRE BRIGADE at
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Sports Will Commence at Eleven O'clock Sharp
Entries Will be Received After May Fifteenth
ONE HOUR FOR REFRESHMENTS No. 13.   Sack Race, 3 and 2.
r c. .    Boys 12 Years Old and Under, 50
Yards, $2 and $1.
No 2.   Boys 15 Years Old and Under 100
\ards 2 and 1.
No. 3.    Girls 12 Years Old and Under, 50
Yards, 2 and 1.
No. 4.   Girls  15  Years  Old,   100  yards,
2 and 1
No. 5.   Walking Greasy Pole, $10.
No. 6.   Log Rolling, $10.
No. 7.   Base Ball Game at 1:30 p. m., $25
No. 8.   Two Man Canoe Race, $10.
No. 9.   Two Squaw Canoe Race, $6.
No. 10.   Five Man Bateau Race, $15.
No. 11.   100 Yard Dash for Men, 5 and 3
No. 12.   50 Yard Da ���, ?or Women, 3 and 2
No. 14.   Three Legged Race, $5.
No. 15.   Pony Race, 100 Yards and Return, 10 and 5.
No, 16.   Running Hop-Step-and-Jump, $5.
No. 17.   Running Long Jump, $5.
No. 18.   Throwing Shoulder Stone, $5.
No. 19.   TUG OF WAR, Chase Town v.
Saw Mill.
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$ Builder
At Canadian Club Dinner in  London Premier McBride
Speaks of the Sentiment in the Dominion in Favor
of an Active and Efficient Canadian Navy.
Ufa BlacK_
jgjj | Opera
R. EC. ROIIINSON. Proprietor -tV Manager
"tie Ilc-t Appointed Public Hall in Town
After Work Drop In and
Enjoy a Game of
Full Stock Cigars
and Tobaccos. A
First Class Barber
Shop in Connection
London.���At a Canadian club dinner, Sir E. S. Rose presiding, 'he
Lord-Mayer and Sheriffs Hanson and
Brlggs were the chief guests. Among
others present were Hon. Richard
McBride, Sir Frederick Borden, Hon.
Colin Campbell, John Hendry, Sir S.
Graham, Donald McMaster, Hon. J. H.
Turner, the" Bishop o; Saskatchewan,
Major Malcolm Mu iy, Col. J. H.
B'lrland, Genera' Elliott Captain and
Lieut. Hanson and Sir T. Skinner.
.Colonel Burland responding to a
toast to the imperial forces eulogized
the work done by Sir Frederick Borden for the militia. Thut body was
unwilling to be classed as imperial re-
���ervea, but wished to b, counted in
the firing line from the first  be re*
Premier McBride, responding to a
toast to the Dominion, referred to the
wonderful success that the. Duke of
Connnught was achieving in Canada
and the gratification that his Royal
Highness Intended to make a western
Journey was creating. He suggested
that the Lord Mayor should pay Canada a state vlai- on lines of his continental visits The loyalty and patriotism of Canada had never been
questioned, continued the speaker, but
lately it has been Intensified by political exigencies which perhaps it wpuld
not be fitting to enter into here.
Proceeding to discuss the navy
question, Premier McBride said:
"1 assure you intense interest is being taken In this Question, We have
assurance from Premier Borden that
the government proposes to take up
ihis questior a* o.ice and deal with
it effectively. We in British Columbia are reminded day by day of all
nit a na.j metu*.   1 have confidence
���Hi when rif.ii ������ Borden proposes,
as he will do shortly, a strong policy
making for an active and efiicient
Canadian navy he will have the entire Dominion behind him. One Is
very much encouraged to believe that
there will be result a and quickly, loo.
when one has w^ cited the earnest,
splendid fashi- i which the first
Lord    of   the niralty,    Winston
Churchill, has u narged the duties
of his office. Without meaning any
reflection lo his predecessors, I think
1 may safely say that Mr. Churchill
has made a name for himself unique
in the annalr of his department. I
want to emphasize the strong deter;
m tnat ion of the Canadian people w^
far as I can gauge it to deal with this
question quickly and we may expect
good results from the fact that at the
head of the admiralty there Is Buch.a
strong personality as Mr. Winston
Boat Builder
Bn.vra of Evkiiy De3chiption
Motor Boxes a Npei-iitlty
IARRY & fflfi'
B. C.
&/>e HOTEL
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J. W. Clifford
General j&
Horseshoeing a Specialty
* Painter S *
% Decorator $
Full Line Sherwin-Williams
Paints, Latest Designs
in Wall Paper
Electrical and Motor Boat
Manitoba   Elevator  Commission Will
Go Out of Business at the End of
the    Season���Want to Sell to tha
Grain  Growers' Association.
Winnipeg.���D.   W. McCuaig, chairman of the Manitoba Government Elevator Commission, stated that he had
received orders to close up the business of the commission by the close
{ of the present year, August 31.   He
said he had been with the commission
since  it  started,  and  found  that It
did    not    receive  sufficient support
from the people.   This was' presumably the reason for the commission
going out of business.   Mr. McCuaig
stated that from September 1 to January 31,  last year,  the government
elevators had only handled forty per
cent, of the grain, according to the
statement of th? railways.
"This losing game," Bald the chairman of the commission, "where there
is an insufficient support from the
people, and where there are certain
operating expenses which cannot be
overcome, and which would scarcely
be covered *by the .amount of business
handled, is beyond doubt the reason
for the move. We can't get the grain
to handle to make It a paying business."
Mr. MoCuag was not aware of the
plans of the government for the future, but said that the elevators would
all be empty by August 31, and the
plants will bo ready for either sale
or lease to private Individuals or companions,   There are a total of 172 ele-
Colonies Now So Numerous Thai
Lands Are Being Flooded.
Swift Current. ��� Provincial game
wardens are reducing the beaver colo
nies in the Cypress Hilis, southwest
of Swift Current, under government
instructions on account of the flooding of lands in times of high water
along streams inhabited by thero animals, and the consequent damage.sustained by settlers. The colonies have
grown quite large'under the immunity
which they have enjoyed for
some years, aud their danu _~e now
so numerouss that the small rivers
and creeks are choked with them. The
government will sell the skins, and
the farmers on whose land the animals are killed will receive forty per
cent, of the proceeds. They will also
receive some slight compensation In
addition for any damage they may
have eustalned by having their land
uiticlent number of beaver will be left
to Insure their propagation and to
prevent their extinction.
vaiora In the system, with a total capacity   of   about
roughly speakln;
Big Schemes to Protect Forests.
Ottawa.���An aggressive fire protective and forestry policy is being carried out by the government and n*'xt
summer the work of preserving tlie
natural resources of the west will be
carried out.
Coompiete arrangements have lieoit
made for a Btrict fire patro! all
through the prairie provinces in lie
newly annexed territory of Manli '���>!*
and in the hinterlands of Saskatchewan and Alberta.
A groat deal of money will be spent
this year in organizing the neiv ?,,���
000,000 acre forestry service o'i ' "
eastern sslope of the Rockies. Trails
will be laid out, telephone lln '���
stalled and thorough propar.it! -*
4.300.000 bushels j raado t0 Prevent (ires
Tho ohairroan was I
and Bakery
Board and Rooms, Bath
Good Table, Reasonable
Rates, Meals at All Hours
of tho firm opinion thnt tt was not
heoause tlie business methods of the
commission were unsound lhat tho
failure wan recorded, but rather tbe
entire trouble lay in the non-support
of the grain producers generally.
The collapse of the government's
elevator business was a sublect of discussion at tne grain exchange. Tt
Is learned on very good authority
that, the provincial government has
made a proposal to the Grain Growers'
association io take over the elevators
at the price which the government
paid for them. There was a meeting of the Grain Growers company
and the Grain Growers' association
recently and this matter is known to
have been discussed. ' ���
Aborigine*    Gets    Medal    from
London.���King George has n^ ���
tbe    Albert    life-saving modal
aboriginal   Australian named ""���
bor."   The latter was a prison
was being led by a neck cliah
trooper.    While tho pair were
Ing a  swollen  stream  the trc i
horse got into difficulties and d
ed his rider, whom he kicked   i
The trooper was being sV-ent o
the stream when "Neighbor,"
ing tho opportunity to escape, r
his captor after the greatest dil <
King Nicholas Seriously 111,
Cettinje, Montenegro.���King Nicholas is seriously 111 and owing to his
advanced  age thero  Is  considerable
anxletv as to the outcome.
Decorate Grave of Dicken.
Over the grave of Alfred Tei
Dickens, the son of the nov<
service in memory of bis fail.
held under the auspices of tho
can Dickens league. The gr
Trinbty cemetery was decora''
flowers from the Dickens socle
New York Sun.
nve in
1 with
Sec. and M'n'g Director
Adams River Lumber Co.
Manufacturers of
Ce%r, Fir, Spruce and Pice
We intend to arrange for the delivery of
Lumber to the different points on the Lake
Published Evbrk Fbidai Mobhikg at Chase. Bhitikb Columbu
I.ami Notices,   Ttutb-r   I.ict'usns,
Ortificates   ol   inipruvciiu'itlM,
etc, S7.no I'm- on days; $3.0(1
for 30 clays,
Advertising Rates.
Cla&sllled AUveriisouients, ^.' cents
pep word Ursl week; l cent pop
word each   subsequent    week
Minimum charge ol' .5 oents.    Reading Notices, other llian n-
Advertisements with  heading or     nils. 5 cents per !in<' uach in-
display, sinttl lumn 5fl cents     sertion.
per   inch   or   under   for   ilrsi i ���	
week;   25   penis   each   subse-  subscriptions  In  Advance  $2  I
U'i.-mi    week.    Double   column     Year, United States, $2.50 a
spaci' ilcmblf Ibose rates, Year.
Local Nutioes    i lediateli    fol-
lowln. regular looals IS oents
i��ti' euunted lino flrsl week; It'
cents per lii ach subsequent
week. ten on one side of Hie nn|
Legal Advertising, 10 cents per     ���nti>.   Typwrllten cop.\ In i
tine llrst week, 5   oonls   eaob     rorred
MibKi nuonl week. Tho Tribune does no| m ni-n;
Wnli'i' Nutioes, '10 days, o\or .uni    endorse the sontl ills exnri's
wn'ris and under    SBil   words  .   scd in any contributed arlieli'.
M.CO; over 850 words and un-  Advertisers will please roren-fcnr
djr 300 words, *I0;  ��iwh ad-1    that to ensure a chance, copy
dii al r>n words, 7a oi tits. must be In by Tuesday noon.
l'u Insure acceptance, nil iitnnu-
sriiiii  should be legibly writ-
Encourage Sheep Raising.
Hon. Martin Burrcll, the Dominion minister of ugricultur, husile-
ciileil, aecoriliiiK to despatches from Ottawa, to stimulate interest in
sheep breeding in Canada and will make a grant of govermeiit money
this summer towards the improvement of stock in British Columbia and
the Maritime Provinces.
No doubt Mr. BurreU's experience of this province lias satisfied
him that there aro very great opportunities here for this industry, opportunities which probably no other member of the Canadian Confederation possesses to anything like an equal degree. It has, time and again
been pointed out by men acquainted with the business that the
lxMK.'hcs and uplands in British Columbia, beyond the mark at which
the plow would stop, offer admirable grazing grounds for sheep and
that thus great flocks of them could feed, throughout the largest part
nf the year, the pasturage most suited to them, without trenching on
the valley laud held for cultivation.
One proposal which Mr. Burrell has made is that the flocks in the
east and Bitish Columbia should be improved with stock purchased in
Ontario. Certainly Ontario in this branch of the agricultural industry
is far ahead of any other part of the Dominion. For a quarter of a
century and more, breeders there have been improving the stock until
it is doubtful if the flocks of that province are surpassed by those of
any other couutry. Certainly, the breed in this'province is not by any
means what it should be and the farmers here will, no doubt, welcome
the effort which Mr. Burrell has undertaken towards raising the stnnd-
erd by the introduction of stock from Ontario.���Vancouver oun,
Of course we all want to see the Imperial Limited .top at Chnse
onregular B-K-iTuTs, Bnt we will remark right now that the people of
nl)l��itBHi��fcj|Miuiy so great losers byiits not stopping as are tho poor benighted cusses who have to pass through the Biggest Little Town in
Cunada without stopping. That's Cliase. B. C. Don't forget the location, at the foot of the beautiful Shuswap Lakes. Some day nil trains
will stop here, Not only that, but the flying machines will make this
one of their oiling stations.
Late news reports would indicate that there is about to be some sort of
an election over in those United States. A man named Roosevelt lias
already started running, while another old fellow named Bryan is said
to be pulling on a pair of sprinting shoes. Mr, Tnft is still president
anil Champ Clark has quit shooting off his face and is now sawing
wood down ill Missouri. Mr. Wilson is said to have his application in
for another job teaching school.
Yes, boys, the reason why you sell so many papers is that the people of Cliase know a good thing when they see it. Every right-minded
man in Chase wants a copy of the Tribune handy in case of emergency;
the babies cry for it; and prudent, housewives insist on having one in
(lie pantry at all times. It aidB digestion, banishes blues, chases dirt
and creates confidence,   Now is the. time to subscribe,
Now thill Con dunes has securely anchored Newsy Laloude with
the Vancouver lacrosse team, New Westminster fans may cheerfully
continue whetting their knives preparatory to slicing that young gentleman Up into little bits of pieces every time he appears on the Royal
City giottuds.
K.   T.    Lowury, editor and financier of the Greenwood Ledge,
j.iya in his bt-.1 issue of lhat bright and shining publication:
������IK'.in:; In business elsewhere we may have to have Ihe
copper nittropolUt, uiidwjll sell OreenWood'B heading Ex-
ciiemeiil ill a reasonable figure for spot cash.''
Thin is lh ��� ign of wireless telegraphy, horseless carriages, seedless
fruit, boneless fish, And the Titanic disaster proves it to be the age
of Biiilorlesa ships. But not the ageof spineless men, not that quite yet,
thank II,,,!.
You've guessed it, Lilly, Chase is tho place they're going to hold
that big celebration on the Twenty-Fourth. Better bring along a pair
of while shoes too,    There'll lie some great dancing in the evening.
At. this season of the year the ads of the dry goods stores are
scarcely fit to lo ik at -with their white goods sales and illustrations of
bathing anits,   0, you summer girl.
"So this is ihe famous O'K'anagmi valley, is it"remarked anew arrival as I lie I rain pulled into Vernon.
Don't set sore if you are mentioned in the Hot Air Column. No offence is meant. And don't get sore if
you are nut mentioned. All in good
See the festive traveling man. See
him as he slams his grip down on the
ho-tel table, os-ten-ta-tious-ly. See
him hide himself behind a breastworks
of eat-a-logs, price-lists, i_t-cet-era, et-
oet-era. Is he not the busy kid?
Weill I wonder. Watch him grab for
the ho-tel letter heads. See him write
with feverish haste. One letter, two
letters, three letters. 0, will he never
quit? And are all those letters for his
H-0-U-S-E? Do they tell of Good Bus-1
irons? Are they full of orders? No,
No, N-O-K. Those letters are for his
Sweet Hearts in other towns. One is
a Hash Slither at a Swell Ho-tel.
J One is a s-t-e-n-o-g-r-a-p-h-e-r. And
one is a Chambermaid young lady connected with one of the finest two-dull-
ar-a-day houses on the Coast. See the
young man. Is he busy? Well, you
don't have to guess again. . j,
Talk about your easy jobs. Those
fellows who are attending the assizes I
as jurors are having a picnic. Two
dollars a day and eat yourself, and only
have to show up in court twice a day.
It seems like a shame to take the
Billy the Boozer has disappeared into the up-river fastness again. He.
was a good old wagon, but his tires
got so they skidded a bit toward the
last. Billy is cooking on the Helen.
His grub is said to be mighty easy to
Everybody seems happy after the
dance of the Bachelor Maids. As we
said before, don't forget that The
Chase Tribune is right there when it
comes to printing those elegant wedding invitations. And anyone getting'
married under our auspices is insured a
lovely writeup in the news columns.
*     *     *
Louis Bean is his name, girls, and he
is just too sweet for anything. So are
those nice juicy ice cream sodas he is
making. Not exactly too sweet, you
know, but just right. He is giving
them away this week���to the real
pretty girls. - .-
_ ih
* The tug-of-war between ChaS^%wifV|
and the Mill  on May 24th. gives prom*
ise of being one of the most interesting  events of  the  day.   Both   sides
yf ATCH for handbills carrying
Our Special Shopping
Offer for the 24th of
May. Some grand
values will be given.
Chase, B. C.
Chase, B. C.
British Columbia will lookn wholu lot bigger in tbe eVes of tin;
English In viator when Premier McBride gets through talking to the
]H'o|ili> on the ol bur Bide of the pond, The lion. Richard is a big una l
and In- has a liig liiii theme when he talks of this wonderful Country of |
bis. and ours.
agreed    to   pull   til]    they    bust   a
To feel his horse slip slowly out of
the saddle girth is the novel sensation
of Frank White after he had roped a
wild steer a few days ago. The cinch
broke and Frank took a short, swift
ride through thin air, after which Milton McGoldrick sympathized with him
with his fingers crossed.
Not Tonight, Kid.
From "Tobogganing On Parnassus"
By Franklin P, Adams
Love me   tonight!    Fold your   dear
arms around me -
Hurt  me   I  do    but glory in your
Tho'  your   fierce  strength   absorb,
engulf, and drown tne,
Love me tonight!
The world's wild  stress sounds  less
than our own heart beat
Its  purtny  nothingness   sinks out of
Just you and I and   Love alone are
left,   sweet
Love me tonight!
Love me tonight!    1 cUre not   for tomorrow
Look in my eyes, aglow with   Love's
own light:
Full noon enough will come daylight,
and sorrow
Love me tonight!
Beatrice   M.   Harry in the Banquel
We can't tonightl  We're over work
ed and busy;
We've got  ii lot of paragraphs to
Although  yonr invitation drives  ut
We can't tonight!
But Trixle, we admit we'r. greatly
smit with
The heart you picture���incandescent,
We must confess that you have made
a hit with
Us here tonight.
0 Beatrice!   O Temporal   0 Heaven!
List   to   our   lyre   the  while the
strihgs we smite;
where shall you be at-well,   say half-
past seven
To-morrow night?
Grocery and Meat
Lowest Prices and Freshest Stock
Frequent Consignments of Fresh Vegetables and Fruits
A Large Assortment of Fresh and Cured Meats
Constantly on Hand.
Fish Every Friday
Grant & Ballard 7
Chase   Troop    Getting
Ready for Outing
at Vernon.
Sergeant L. Cumming ol tho B.
C, Horse has received the following
orders relative to the summer encampment:
Tbe Regiment will proceed to Vernon
B. C. on 27th. May to o��rry oat tbe
Annual Training. All rank) will attend,
Offioeri commanding sq'iadr.jns will
make their own arrangements for en-
training men and horses ot their res
pective commands on the date above
mentioned. Detail* ol the time ol entraining will be given at a Inter date
to Oifioiere commanding  tq-isdrone.
Kit lor camp, f qudron commanders will see that every n���c���a & man
provides himself with: Extra shirt,
���oap.towel, .lucking, or brown polish,
brushes, extra pair of socks, metal
polish, razor&shoving kit, extra pair
of boots; that every man has his hair
cut short.
Muster rolls. Sqadron commanders
will prepare musier rolls in duplicate
of every officer, r-c-o, and, niBn present in their units and hsnd tbe same
to the adjutant upon arrival in camp
Advance party. The advance party
will consist of tbe Quartermaster
Regimental-!}���M--Sergeant and 16
men (loar from euch squadron includ-
4 cookr), the quart! rmaster will make
out a nominal roll showing tne name
rank and squadron to which eaob
man of the advance party belongs,
tbis roll will be handed to tbe I). A
A. G. for a hot meal tube served
when tbe main body airives.
Baggage guard. Pq isdron commanders will detail a luggage guard
��� A .��� - who will remain witb tli.s baggage until arrival iu camp. Tbe Quartermaster wilt take similar precautions
regarding all regimeutal baggage.
Officers servants will accompany of-
leers baggage.
Warning for duty, Tbe lollowing
will be warned for duty before arrival
in camp: Ordely officer, regimental
ordely sergeant, ordely sergeant and
corporal from each squadron, stable
picket for each squadron, lanterns to
be lumiahed by each fquadron. The
n- c- o' s warned f jr dnty willjreport
to the Regimental ,-Sergt-major on
arrival in camp.
Uniform.   Marching order.
"Do," Not "Dont"
The one word I should like to rub out
of the vocabulary used by human beings one toward snother it) the word
Looking back over a soniewh.it full
and varied experience, I oan say tbat
in my judgement didactic prohibition
issued soul to soul, for every ounce of
good it has done has made pound of
"Don't" is the stupidest,' most
brainless, and laziest of all parental
terms. To tell a child what to Do,
requires thought^ investigation, in-1
terest. To tell anyone what Not "to!
do requires nothing in the way of I
cerebration or effort. /
���Don't means chopping down the |
tree: "Do" means traiuing it, tying j
it up, bracing it.
"Don't" is the language of annoyance, "Do" is the language ol Love.!
"I like very well to bo told what to
do, by those who are fond ol me."
said Alchibiadeei "hut never to lie told
whatnot to do; and the more fond
they aro of me the less I like it.
Because when they tell me what no
to do, it is a sign tbat I have displeased, or am likely to displease them.
BesideB���Ibelieve there are other reasons, but they have quite escaped
To be sure the Ten Cdmmandments
��� are "Don't".   But   they   are   Grd's
which is different. God's color is
green, too; but that is no reason a woman ought to wear it. ���Dr.Frank
"Women First."
No more dramatic argument in favor
of those who maintain that the sexes
are not equal   has  ever   been   given
tb*u that of the Titanic. * Eight
hundred and sixty-eight - ive*l, mostly :
women and children," rang round the ;
w>rld and proved thnt men were still
"IVe t ��� h<>ld their own in the game of
He nnd death and play like gallant'
gentlemen. In spice of all the enerv-
a'iow ii lluenceo euroundiot. many of
the men qu u -.nl the Titanic, in spit
of selfibh |��uidt*iinc to their pleasures,
in epite of past records, denerved ot
undeserved'tie men ftced their judg
uiuiit bravely and huld together *n
that the women might he saved. No
mao w< iild for one moment Highest
thit w tnii*n oriuld not, do as well. It
is prohab e that many a woman clung
to the man who loved her and had to
be forced into the boat*. U i. certain
that many a wot ft i refused her life at
tbe Cj-I uf riny ui.u'g on board But
human nature at such momenta risea
supreme ai d the instinctive cry is
"women and children first."
In theee modern days it need* a din
a-iier such as this to remind men and
women of the relation of the MtXtM
Woman is physically the weaker, and
therefore woman must be protecttd at
all ousts. In the ages gone man
hunted for the worn tu he hid in hie
cave. Today it is commonly said that
she whs a slavi! made to do his work.
Yet a great Indian princess who has
studied the ways of her sex in the
wesieiii world avers tbat she would
rather die a slave aud remain a woman
than live free and become unsexed
It is not a question of p ditioal kj lal-
ity or mental equipment. It is sinp-
ly a qU'Stiun of sex* The Almighty in
his wiedmi provided men with a sentiment hundreds of men have
shown themselves oapanle of going to
an awful death. "Theirs not to reason wuy, theirs but to do and die,"
solves the problem of the sexes today
aB much as a thousand ye<_ra ago It
is when the veneer that civilization
has imposed upon the raw nature of
man ia rubtitd uf., that sometimes ap
pears' More often than not. it takes
a great tragedy such aB this to get rid
of that veneer. But when finally
stripped of all his civilifciug influences
man as God made him sometimes appears as the most magnificent ooncep
tion of the architect if the Universe.
Measrs.   White,   Cochrane,   Crothera
and Pelletier to Visit West.
Ottawa.���"I  expect to  take  a  trip
through the west  this  fall,  probably !
In   October,   before   tbe   house   sits,"
said Hon. W. T. White.    "My lnten- i
lion  is tq go  through to  Vancouver
and as far aB possible, acquaiut my- >
self with western conditions.    I feel,
as nuance minister, 1 shuu.u keep in ,
ClObti  touch   with  the   western  situation,    and    L.udy  western  problems,
which are the big problems of the day
in Canada."
A uumoer of other ministers are
also planning western trips. Frank
Cochrane will return jwa ihe Maritime provinces about Ua iud of May,
aud aiter ca'.ching up with the accu-
mulatlon of business, plans to leave
for the west about July 1. A trip by
canoe over the line of the Hudaon Bay !
Hallway is part of his plan.
Hon. T. W. Crothers, minister of
labor, will leave on his tour of Canada to study Industrial problemss
about June 1. He will visit the Maritime provinces and then Quebec and
Ontario, probably going west later on
In August.
Hon. L. P. Pelletier, postmaster-
general, Is also planning a western
trip some time this summer, to study
western mall conditions.
It Is understood It will be three or
four weeks before the announcement
Is made of the new chairman of the
Railway Commission. Hon. Frank
Cochrane Is at present on a tour of
the Maritime provinces, and It Is decided that nothing will be done until
his return towards the end of May.
Play Ball.
We notice lhat a man in K-tslo, who
got religion late in life, is trying to
have the attorney general stop Sunday
basehall In that city. It was ever thus.
Some sincere individuals with the
meddlers itch, filled with false ideas
���tbour God and religion are ever trying to rough-look the innocent pleasures and recreations of others. All
days are alike to God, and it is only
some narrow human mentalities tbat
created the idea of making Sunday
a day of gloom, silent and miserable.
Make men healthy and they as a
rule will be good, and the ball ground
is always better ventilated than any
church in the land. Pure air and reasonable outdoor exercise upon any
day of the week, coupled with loud
and merry N lighter will do more to
elevate the sonl and purify the body
than almost anything elue. Some
people think they are religious when
they are only suffering from a rush
of pile to the upper stope, causeo by
wrong thiuking and wrong eating.
Tbe sick are nearly always scoundrels
and have distorted via'ons in regard
to how others should conduct themselves. The cranky liver sees devils
at every turn of tho road, and is
largely. responsible for the religious
persecutions of the past and present.
Verily, we pay unto you, that he who
seeks to -distroy the liberty of others
pluces his own in peril. Play ball, bur
do nut Hwear at, nor kill the umpire.
���The Greenwood Ledge.
School Notice.
The  following   notice   has   recently
been Issued to B, C. teachers,
The Education Department  has  de-
ided at the close of the present school-
years (June With, 1912) to change the
plan of lending free text-hooks to that
of tfivintf them outright to the pupils
of alt classes of public schools (night,
graded, superior, high, and normal).
You are, therefore, directed at the
close of the present term (June 30th,
1912) to allow each pupil of your school
to retain as his own the bound and
other free text-book or free text-books
now in his hands, provided that they
are in good condition and that they will
still be needed-by the pupil. After the
new qlan is in operation, pupils will not
be required to return free text-books.
With the giving plan is the further understanding that no second copy of the
same kind of books will be issued to
any pupil in case of loss or destruction
of the first. This condition of giving
must be strictly enforced by all teachers.
Delegation  at  Ottawa Say* Chances
Are Good for Real Success.
Ottawa.���The first pulp mill In Canada west of Sault Ste. Marie will be
built very shortly If a deputation
which la in Ottawa has its way. And
It will be constructed at no less a
place than Athabasca Landing.
"There Is any amount of pulp wood
up In that country," said James Wood
of Athabasca Landing, who leads the
deputation. "Along the river and
north of It there is enough to supply
the whole prairie country If we can
get a mill built. That Is our Intention In coming here. We have organized a syndicate which Is willing
to build the mill, the first In Canada
west of Sault Ste. Marie, If we can
get  some timber land.
"We are going to run It In a new
way, too, by natural gas.
"The government bored for oil at
Athabasca Landing some years ago,
did not And It, but struck the gas
instead, so we know Just where tt Is,
We haYe one railroad running Into
our town already, the Canadian
Northern Railway, and we will have
the same line start out towards the
Peace River country and Fort Mc-
Murray this summor, so there will be
no lack of transportation falllltles."
At Last!
The   Sun
At Last!
Doth   Shine
"Looks Like an Old Broken Down Sport"
The Soda Fountain Has Arrived and Will
Soon be in Action
Have You Purchased Your Phonograph Yet ?
Hii'.xi Chirk, ii ll.'.'l Winn He'a My s.,1'1 SMI Urab uu Tumi
A. 10 March Tartar.
A-J'.U (li'iuulnia'a Mustard Plaster AUt). Hni Popper itai.
.vi tu Canting Hrriui upun tho Waters
asiii uovana ii.'ii
mini Turkej Trui OiOO Bake Dal Ohl-kmi Pie
A17U iiii/./.lv Boar
Death of the German  Airman  Bach-
meyer Blamed on Machine.
Berlin.���The death of the German
airman Dachmayer at the Johannts-
that aerodrome ia placed to the account of the construction of his machine by fie Association of German
Aviators. The members of that association passed a resolution at a
meeting held recently protesting
against tho German monoplane concerned In the accident, which eight
pilots successively abandoned on account of Its dangerous lack of lateral
The association haB requested the 3
National Aviation League to appoint'
a commission to inspect regularly t
and to have the power of barring any'
aeroplanes of an unsatisfactory type
or material.
The aviators' association, which
has repeatedly appealed to the manu-'
facturers' organization for betterj
wages for airmen, plans to strike on
tho eve of the, big national aviation
meet at Johannisthat unless the professional airmen's terms are granted.
Attempt to Blow Up Train���Turk,
Will Expel Itallana.
Constantinople.���A plot to blow up.
the train In which the minister of tho
interior and tho members of the rt-
fo:*m commission were traveling \v;ih
frustrated by the discovery of
a dynamite bomb undor a bridge between Ochrida and Hcsna, in Mr-ia-
stir. Eight members of a Bulgarian
band have been arrested In com* c-
tion with the affair. The council 08
1 mlnlsta. has decided to e.pel u 1
Italians, with the exception or priests
and nuns, from Smyrna within fifteen
Montana to Calgary Line.
Calgary.���In an effort to ascertain
whether tho city of Calgary Is Willi),,
to encourage the building of an Inter-
urban electric line between this rity
and Knllspell, Mont., David H. .Ve-
Glnnis, president and manager ot' the
Flathead Intoruruan Hallway cor*
pany, has written Industrial Commissioner Millar of this city.
A  Chance for  Trouble.
"I see that somobody proposes to
have a law making it necessary i >r
every married man to pay his w fe
a Balary for looking after his house
and caring for his children."
"Well, it seems to me that a wife
who does that is entitled to a salary "
"Yes, but there will be one trouble
about it."
"Some men will be sure to get in
bad if they pay their wives higher
salaries than their stenographers
draw."���Chicago Ttecord-Horald.
8328 Hulihil  Hush AlOai Uuld-ll Deer
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^      8607  Possum Plo
.\ti')8 When tho Corn is Waving.
A343 Strawberries Alls Peaches ami Cream
a:hih Down when- ihe Bin Bananas Orow
mum iu ihe Watermelon Vine
Atilii Apple, Blossoms At:t Busy Week al P pkln Cenlor
0341 American Cako Walk
A 1:17 The Chocolate SoTdiot*���My Hern
AID!) Clara Jenkins' Ten Aim; Sugar
10825 ll< wilh tho Milk iu Ihe Morning
0462 I.eniMii in the (Janion of Love
10328 Four l.illle Sugar Plums
1021m Scotch Heels 8575 Under ihe Anheua
'.I25i Cuming Thro' Ihe Ryo IUII17 Black ami Whih	
1(1116 (linger Two Slop
A.r>77 Mmlanio Sherry���Every I,Mile Mnveiiicnl
A820 Absinthe Frappi���Il Happened Iri Nnrdland
Alt I Any old Purl in u storm.
"A before a number moans Amberol; nil other numbers are
ARRIVED���at Shooting Gallery this week:
Seven Darky Kids and Three Red ones, Poor Kids
Want List of all Properties for Sale.   Im am  making up an exclusive Selling List.
Louis A. Bean
Leckie's Shoes, Stetson Hats, Gents Furnishings, Stoves
and Furniture, Baled Hay, and Oats
One Social Problem.
"Have you Interested yourself in
any social problems?" asked the man
of severe Ideals. ,
"Yes," replied the tractable man.
"Thanks to my wife, I almost know
how to keep score in a bridge game."
���Washington Evening Star.
Beautifully Situated
On tbe So. Thompson River. An Ideal
S u 111 in p r K e s o r t.
Livery S1111) 1 u in
Connection. Charles
Byers, ::   Proprietor.
Contractor and   ,
Katiniates Furnished on   Appli-
oalioD.   All Work (iuaran
teed Prices Right.
Notch Hill, Shuswap Lake
Manufacturer of All Kinds oi
Harvey, McCarter a
Haruibteks,   Solicitors,   Ere
Ulricas:   Imperial Hank
Rf.vei.stoki:, I). C.
The   Tribune:
#1.50 per year.
subscribe   now
A U N  C  H E S
' CELISTA, Shuswap Lake, B. C.
_-_-_-. six
Boot  and Shoe
First Class Work
Promptly and
Neatly   Done
J. Clegg
Chase, B. C.
I Want V   Watch Repairing X
A face, beautiful and clear cm
as a cameo, seen in the shimmer
ing starlight���a face alluring ana.
half pleading ��� is the magnet
that draws Jack Howland, angi
neer, into a series of thrilling,
absorbing and interest gripping
adventures in arctic wilds, where
beneath the tight of the aurora
borvalis a strange vengeance is
planned, where mysterious plotters encompass htm, whert assassins tie in^watt along the danger
Certified Watch and Clock
Chase, B. C.
F. H. Sturgill
Fishing  and   Hunting
10 miles from Chase by  Boat und
Stage.   At the, Outlet of
Adams Lake.
Geo. Chase
Hay. Grain
Stock * *
Chase Ranch
Chase, B. C.
_��� OHASE   HAS   A  FIRST.
All Our Work Guaranteed  First 1
II. i). 1'iiY. Proprietor
is prepared t��> takes
parties u< ajiy point
mi Shuswap Lake.
A Competent lioat-
in.'in Who Knows
the La.	
For Sale.���Youn_f pigs   pure bred
Berkshires$4 each; GraktA I-aixakd
BOK perhaps tho first time In
liis life Howland felt th��
spirit of romance, of adventure, of sympathy for tbe
picturesque and the unknown surging
through his veins. A tillllon stars
glowed like yellow, passionless eyes
In tbe polar cold of the skies. Behind
him, white In its siuuous twisting
through the snow smothered wilderness, lay tbe Icy Saskatchewan, with
a few scattered lights visible where
Prince Albert, tbe last outpost of civilization, came down to the river half
a mile away.
But It was Into tbe north that Howland looked. Prom the top of the
great ridge which be had climbed be
gazed steadily into tbe white gluota
wbicb reached tor a thousand miles
from wbere be stood to the Arctic sea.
Faintly In tbe grim silence of the winter night there came to bis ears tbe
soft hissing sound of tbe aurora bore-
alls as It played In Us age old song
over tbe dome of tbe earth, and as be
watched tbe cold Mashes shooting Like
pale arrows through the distant sky
and listened to its whispering music
of unending loneliness and mystery
there came on him a strange feeling
that it was beckoning to him and calling tu bim. telling him that up tbere
very near to the end of tbe earth lay
al) that be bad dreamed of and hoped
for since he bad grown old enough to
begin the shaping of a destiny of bis
He shivered as the cold nipped at
his blood and lighted a fresh cigar,
half turning to shield himself from a
wind that was growing out of tbe
east. As the match flared in the cup
of bis hands for an instant tbere came
from the hlnek gloom of tbe balsam
and spruce at bis feet a wailing, bun-
gerful cry that brought a startled
breath from bis lips. It was a cry
such as Indian dogs make about tbe
tepees of masters who are newly dead.
He bad never heard such a cry before, aud yet be knew that It was a
wolfs. It impressed bim with an awe
which was new to him. and he stood
as motionless as the trees about him
until from out tbe gray night gloom
to the west there fQme an answering
cry and then from far to tbe north
6.111 another.
"Bounds as tbougb I'd better go back
to town." be said to himself, speaking
aloud.   "By George, but it'B lonely!"
Jack Howland was a Chicago man.
For fifteen of his thirty-one years he
had been bustling. Since he could
easily remember he had possessed to
a large measure but one ambition and
one hope. With a persistence which
bad left him peculiarly a stranger to
the more frivolous and human sides of
life he had worked toward tbe achievement of tbis ambition, and tonight because that achievement was very near
at hand he was happy. He had never
been happier. There flashed across his
mental vision a swiftly moving picture
of the Eight he bad made for success.
It had been a magnificent fight. Without vanity be was proud of it, for fate
had handicapped him at the beginning,
aud still he had won out. He saw bim-
self again the homeless little farmer
boy setting out from his Illinois village
to take up life in a great city. As
though it had all happened but yesterday he remembered how for days and
weeks be bad nearly starved, how he
had sold papers at first and then by
lucky chance became erraud boy In a
big drafting establishment. It waa
there that tbe ambition was born In
bim. He saw great engineers come
and go���men who were greater than
presidents to him and who sougbt out
the ends of the earth In tho following
of their vocation. Me made it slave of
himself in the nurturing and strengthening of his ambition to become one
of them���to be a builder of railroads
nnd bridges, a tunoelor of mountains,
n creator of new things in new lands.
Voluntarily he had kept himself in
bondage, lighting ceaselessly the obstacles In bis way, triumphing over bis
handicaps as few other men had triumphed, rising slowly, steadily, reslst-
lessly, until now��� He flung back his
head and tbe pulse of his heart quickened as he beard again the words of
Van Horn, president of the greatest
engineering company on tbo continent
"Howland, we've decided to put you
in charge of the building of the Hud-
Bon Buy railroad. It's one of the wildest jobs we've ever bad, nnd Gregson
and Thome don't seem to catch on.
They're bridge builders and not wilderness men. We've got to lay a single
line of steel through :_00 miles of the
wildest country In North America, arid
from this hour your motto Is 'Do it or
bust!' Xou can report at Le Pas as
won as you get your traps together."
Those words bad broken tbe slave-
dom for Howland. He bad been fighting for on opportunity, and now tbat
the opportunity bad come be was Bure
that he would succeed. Swiftly, with
his bands thrust deep in his pockets,
he walked down the one main street
of Prince Albert, puffing out odprons
clouds of smoke from bis cigar, every
fiber in bim tingling witb tbe new fif
that had come into his life. Another
night would see bim in Le Past tbe little outpost sixty miles farther east on
the Saskatchewan. Then a hundred ,
miles by dug sledge and be would be
in the big wilderness camp where 300
men were already at work clearing a
way to tbe great bay to tbe north.
What a glorious achievement that roWT*
would be: It would remain for all
limes as a cenotaph to bis ability, bis
courage aud indomitable persistence.
It was past 0 o'clock when Howland
, entered tbe little old Wlnsor hotel.
The big room, through th? windows Of
which be could look out on the street
and across the frozen Saskatchewan,,
was almost empty in one corner, part
ly shrouded in gloom, sat n half breed
trapper who had come in that day
from tbe Lac la Konge country, and nt
nls feet crouched one of his wolfish
sledge dogs. Hoi Ii were wideawake
and stared curiously at Howland as be
came in. In front of the two large
windows sat half a dozen men as Bileut
is tbe baif breed, clad in moccasins
��ind thick caribou skin coats.
Feeling in his pocket for a cigar,
Howland seated himself before one of
the windows and proffered tt to one of
the men.
i    "You smoke?" be asked companion-
j ably.
j    "I was born In a wigwam," said tbe
��� man slowly, taking the cigar.   "Thank
"The clerk tells me yon are from Lnc
Bain. That's a good distance north,
isn't it?"
"Four  hundred miles,"   repllM.,
man with quiet terseness.   "We're ou |
the edge of tbe Bnrren lands."
"Whew!" Howland shrugged his
shoulders. Then he volunteer*^ "I'm
going north myselt tomorrow."
"Post man?"
"No; engineer.    I'm putting through
the Hudson Bay railroad."
!    He spoke tbe words quite clearly,
| and as tbey fell from bis lips tbe half
| breed, partly concealed in tbe gloom
behind bim, straightened with tbenlert
quickness of a cat.    He leaned forward eagerly, his black eyes gleaming.
and tbeb rose softly from bis seat. His
moccaslned feet made no sound as he
| came up behind Howland.   For a mo-
j ment the upturned eyes of the young
engineer met those of tbe half breed.
Not until the half breed bad turned
and was walking swiftly away did
Howlaud realize that he wnnted to
speak to bim, to grip bim by tbe band,
to know bim by name. He watched
the slender form of the northerner, as
Itbe and as graceful in Its movement
is a wild thing of tbe forests, until It
passed from the door out into the
"Who was that?" he asked, turning
to the man with whom be bad spoken.
"His name is Croisset He comes
from the Wnoldala country, beyond
Lac la Bongo."
"Half French, half Cree."
After a little bis companion shored
back  his chair and  bade  bim good
aigbt The others followed Him, and
�� few minutes later tbe engineer was
itttt alone before the windows.
"Mighty funny people," he said half
iloud.   "Wonder if they ever talk!"
He leaned forward, elbows on knees,
��Us face resting Ip his hands, and
itared to catch a sign of moving life
futsiUe.   in bim there was no desire
for sleep. Often be had called himself
a night bird, but seldom had be been
more wakeful than on this night The
elation of his triumph, of his success,
had not yet worn itself down to a nor
mat and reasoning satisfaction, and
bis chief longing was for the day, and
the day after that, and the next day,
when be would take the place or Greg-
son and Thome. Every muscle In his
budy was vibrant iu its desire for action. Ue looked at his watch. It was
only 10 o'clock. Since supper he had
smoked almost ceaselessly. Now be
lighted another cigar and stood up
close to one of the windows.
Faintly be caught tbe sound of a
step on tbe bonrd walk outside. It
was a light quick step, and fur an instant It hesitated, just out ot bis
vision. Then It approached, and suddenly the figure at a woman stopped Id
front ot tbe window. How she was
dressed Howland could not hare told
a moment later. All tbat bo saw was
tbe face, white in the white night���a
face on which the shimmering starlight fell as it wan llrtwl to his gaze,
beautiful, as clear cut as a fajneo. with
eyes that looked up at him nair pleadingly, naif lurintM.v, and lips part Hi,
as if about to n|n*uK to bim. Hp stared,
moveless in his astonishment, and in
another breath the face was gone,
"The deuce, but she was pretty!"
Howland said tu himself. "And those
Suddenly be checked himself. There
had been more than the eyes, more
than tbe pretty face. Way had the
girl paused in front of the window?
Why bad she looked at bim so intently as though on ihe point of speech?
Tbe smile nnd tbe Hush left his face as
these questions came to bim. and he
wondered If he hud failed lo comprehend something which she had meant
htm to understand. After all. might it
not bave been a case of mistnken identity? For a moment she bad believed
that she recognized him; tb%i, seeing
her mistake, had passed swiftly down
tbe street
He walked casually to the door. At
the end of the street, u quarter of a
mile distant, a red light burned feebly
over the front of n Chinese restaurant
and in a mechanical fashion bis footsteps led bim In that direction.
"I'll drop in and have a cup of tea,"
he assured himself.
He stopped and turned his eyes ngaln
Into the north. Ue wondered as be still
stood gazing Into the Infinity of that
other world beyond tbe Saskatchewan
If romance was really quite dead in
bim. Always he bad laughed at romance. Work���the grim reality of ac*
i, of brain fighting brain, ot clever-
\iiisa pitted against other men's clever*
ness-had almost brought him to the
point of regarding romance In life as a
peculiar Illusion of fools���and women.
But he was fair In his concessions, and
tonight be acknowledged that he bad
enjoyed tbe romance of what he bad
seen and beard. And, most of all. bis
blood bad been stirred by tbe beautiful face tbat bad looked at him from
out of the night
He passed through the low door ot
the restaurant and entered a large
room filled with tables and chairs and
pregnant witb strange odors.
"A pot of tea," ordered Howland.
He sipped his ten leisurely, listening
witb all tbe eagerness of the new
lense ot freedom which had taken possession of bim. The Chinaman bad
���scarcely disappeared when be beard
footsteps on tbe stair. In another instant a low word of surprise almost
leaped from bis lips. Hesitating for
a moment In tbe doorway, her face
staring straight Into bis own, was the
girl whom he bad seen through the
hotel window.
For perbaps no more than five seconds tbelr eyes met. Tet In that time
there was painted on his memory a
picture that Howland knew be wonld
never forget. His was a nature because of the ambition imposed on It
*.hat bad never tnken more than a
casual Interest In the form and feature of women. He bad looked on
beautiful faces and bad admired tbem
In n cool, dispassionate way. Judging
tbem, when he Judged at all, as be
might have judged tbe more materia!
workmanship of bla own bands. But
this face tbat was framed for a few
brief moments In tbe door reached out
to him and stirred an interest within
him' wbicb was as new as it was
pleasurable. It was a beautiful fnce.
He knew that in a fraction of the first
The girl turned from his gaze nnd
seated hermit at n table so thot he
caught only her profile. The change
delighted him. From tbe flush In her
cheeks h!s eyes traveled critlcnlly to
rho rich glow of the light In her shining brown hair, which swept half over
her ears in thick, soft waves, eaugbt
in a heavy coil low on her neck.
Then for the first time he noticed her
dress. It puzzled him. Her turban
and muff were of deep gray lynx fur.
Around ber shoulders was n collarette
of tbe same material. Her hands were
immaculately gloved. In every feature of her lovely face, in every point
��f her dress, she bore the indisputable
mark of refinement. The quizzical
jmile loft his lips. The thoughts
which at first had filled bis mind as
jdiekly disappeared. Who was she?
Why was she here?
With catlike quietness the young
Jbinnman entered between the screeni
*nd stood beside ber. On a small tab-
9tt which Howland bad not before obi
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���erred she wrote ber order. It waa
for tea.
He poured bis last bait cup of tea
and when he lifted his eyes be was
surprised to find that tbe girl waa
looking at him. For a brief interval
ber gaze was steady and clear, then
the flush deepened in her cheeks, her
long Insbes drooped as tbe cold gray
of (lowland's eyes met hers In unflinching challenge, and she turned to
ber tea. Howland noted that the band
which lifted the little Japanese pot
was trembling slightly. He leaned for-
ward and, as If Impelled by the movement, tbe girl turned ber face to him
again, tbe tea urn poised above bet
cup. In ber dark eyes was an eipres.
slon which half brought him to hit
feet, a wistful glow, a pathetic and
yet half frighten fl appeal to bim. He
rose and sbe nouded to tbe opposite
side of ber table.
"I beg your pardon," he said, seating
himself.   "May 1 give you my card?"
Tbe girl read his name, smiled across
the table at him and, witb a pretty
gesture, motioned bim to bring his cup
and share her tea with ber. He returned to bis table, and when he came
back with the cup In his hand she was
writing on one of tbe pages of the.
tablet, which she passed across to him.
"You must pardon me for not talking," be rend. "1 cau hoar you very
well, but I, unfortunately am a mute."
"I saw you from the hotel window
tonight," be began, "and something In
your face led me to believe that you
were In trouble. Tbat Is why 1 have
ventured to be so bold. I am tbe engineer In charge of tbe jew Hudaon
Bay railroad, Just ou my way to Le
Pas from Chicago. I'm a stranger In
town. I've never been in this���this
place before. It's a very nice tearoom,
an admirable blind for the opium stalls
behind those walls."
The girl's eyes traveled swiftly about
"I didn't know." she wrote quickly
and hesitated. "I am a stranger, too,"
she added. "I have never been in this
place before.   I came because"���
Sbe stopped, and tbe catching breath
in her throat was almost a sob as she
looked at Howland.
"I came because you came."
"Why?" be asked.  "Tell me���why?"
He read ber words as she wrote
them, leaning halt across tbe table In
his eagerness.
"I am a stranger," she repeated, "I
want some one to help me. Accidentally I learned who you were and made
up my mind to see you at tbe hotel,
but when 1 got there I was afraid to
go In. Then 1 saw yon in tbe window.
After a little you came out and I saw
you enter here, I didn't know what
kind of place it was and 1 followed
yon, Won't you please go with me to
where 1 am staying, and 1 will tell
you"��� ,
She left the sentence unfinished, her
eyes pleading with bim. Without a
word be rose and seized his hat
"1 will go, Miss"��� He laughed
frankly Into her face, inviting her to
write her name. For u moment she
smiled back at bim, the color bright-
enlng ber cheeks. Teen sho turned
and hurried down the aulr.
Outside Howland gave Her his arm.
"It's a glorious ulgbtl" be exclaimed.
Tbe girl nodded, and smiled up at
bim. Her face was very near to his
shoulder, ever more beautiful In the
white light of tbe stars.
They did not look behind tbem. Neither beard tbe quiet fall of moccaslned
feet a dozen yards away. Neither saw
the gleaming eyes nnd the thin, dark
face of Jean Croisset, the half-breed,
as tbey walked swiftly In the direction ot the Saskatchewan.
Reopening of Dardanelles Postponed.
Constantinople.���The reopening   of
the Dardanelles ImB  been postponed
owing to the continued preseuoe   /
Italian worships   In the Archlpehy
Further    bombardment    Is   repor
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Gents Furnishings, Hats, Ties, Collars, Etc. Sole Agents Style Craft Suits
All Kinds of Fishing Tackle. Hunters and
Miners Supplies, Etc., Sole Agents Sherwin
Williams Paints.    Jewelry and Watches
Farm Implements, Building Materi Is, Roofing, Building Papers
Tar Paper, Wire Netting.   Sole Agent McClary's Stoves, Etc.
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Afler the passing of -.other week I 0'j  {"3*17 00-
decline now is likely to be CoUOWM
by advances later. The statistical
situation is still working mostly
against bullish hope
Fishing Party.
there has been 00 development of
new features in the graiu situation
but a continuation of much the same
conditions which have obtained for
the past few weeks. Weather conditions as, .ffecting the growth and development of the United States winter wheat crop, and the planting 01
the spring wheat crops in North Dakota and Western Canada, are for
the time being the things which the
grain trade are watching, with, we
think, keener Interest than uiual,
and whioh influence the worlds
wheat markets almost more than any
other  factor.    No  one  Interested    In
The only item
favoring the bull side is a decrease
in   the   United   States   visible,  supply
bu..  against  a decrease
of 1,718,000 bu. a year ago. This
leaves the aggregate United States
visible at 433,843,000 bu., against
about 30.0i'0,i"'ii bu. a year ago.
World's shipments were larger last
week as compared with last year, being ll,760,0iin bu. against 11.OSS.000
bu. last year. The delayed Argentine shipments bulked up largely last
week, causing Ihe larger aggregate,
and the snni" is likely to happen this
week again. The Quantity of ocean
passage is now 54,080,1  bu, agnlnst   ly
Commodore Jock Hahlanc took a
party of Chase people up the lake last
Sunday in his launch. Captain Jimmie
Allen was at the wheel anil in the Mr. D.'Allen of Vancouver has been
party were: John Clegg, philosopher visiting at the Shuswap hotel for several
and shoemaker;   H. Koelkcnbeck.   su- days.
preme  Caribou . and   goodfellow; Bob     Messers. Howard Smith and  George!
Robinson, manager of the Black Doug-  chaS(, lhm>, dm_. t(,KamloopR TlleS(|av
las opera house;   Herb  Lavalle, life-  -n ���_ SmHh,s For(,
saver;  E.   C.   Wilson,   druggist;   and
a representative of The Tribune. Harry   Fowler has returned from his
Fishing was to be the  principal  bus- duties as juror at  Kamloops   and gone
iness of the day,  but  the   magnificent up the lake to his Celista home,
scenery of the lakes and river crowded
51,828,000 bu a y ar ago. The Canadian visible supply Increased last
week :!16\0oo bu. against a doOrease
itself in upon the party so persistent*
that almost the entire day was
spent in absorbing same. That there
is an almost unlimited amount of scenery along the   shore of   the   Shuswap
Mr.J.P. Shaw, M.P. P., breezed over
to Chase in his Ford louring car a couple of times this week.
Miss Gertie O'Sullivan, teacher of the
Shuswap public schools,  was a Sunday
' lakes cannot he gainsaid,   Particularly Kuost at tiu-' Underwood hotel.
, are tho   Fowler and   Brown  1v5itl.m-.-c
situs pleasing to  the aesthetic sense.
Mr. J, 1). Kay of Revalatoke has been
in Chase for several days.    He   is Pro-
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Brown admit that vincial boiler inspector and was here on
they came from the brightest, dearest official business.
spot on  God's  green   footstool,    But I
they came to a brighter and dearer one.
! Their Celista home must surely have
: been Intended as an abiding place  for
the immortals. No human tongue nor
1 pen can describe the beauties of that
I garden spot.    The party  stopped there
for lunch and caught a fi.
Mrs. Thos. Ledston experienced quite
a fall last Sunday while iixing a screen
to an upstairs window. Fortunately ahq
was not seriously injured.
Abraham Anderson came   from  the
depot camp of tho Adams  River Company   the   first of   the   week.   He is
Coming down  the lakes- in  the eve-: spending a few days In Hevelstoke.
nlng, Commodore Haldane put in at the j    G , M r gawyer und famU
boom camp of  the Adams-River Lutn- mw_e  a trip  up the lake to the Loom
l"M''"1,,:iil> vh""  ���' "u"tlI.,l:_:���!_,i"!t���p lu3t Sun(1,iv in the ���cu*-
They were accompaned by Milton Me-
Mrs. E. C. WUlson has arrived from
charge of as likely looking a bunch of
lumberjacks as ever cuffed the round j
stuff. Carl Sandahl is cooking at Lhat j
cam]). That is] if he hawCV lost his |
job as a result of foeding that hungry Nelson B. C. and wilt* make her future
crowd. ! home in Chase with   her husband; who
On the way down the lake the party | ^iS recently assumed charge of the Mc
stopped for a visit with Tom Jones.
Also, u stop was made to assist   Oliver
Bank of Canada
1). K. WILKIE. Pbes.     ::     Hon. R. JAFFKAY. VlOK-PlUSS.
K. A. lSKTHl'XE, MAXAtiEi: Chase Uuaxhi
Savings Bank
Interest Allowed On
From Dale of Deposit
Special   *��   Attention *  Given  * To
Banking By Mail
Agents  in  England:   Lloyd's Banh,  Limited,  London,
and Brances
Freeman insetting hisbudweiser valve.
What Is It?
A rancher from the up-river country
came into The Tribune office the other
day with a   wei d stir/ of a   strange
animal he had met iu the country lying
tho    grain   trade,  who  Is ordinarily
; --veil   1 iformeti   ou   theeo   matters,
rloufoi* n1"1"* that   S.mirlofl  is certain
to  raise   the  smallest  winter  wheat
crop aha has done for several years,
and'thai it will put the United States
absolutely on a domestic basis for another year at least.   It Is frequently
I stated    that   the    failure Is so com-
;p!ete  In  many  districts o.   the  ain't
winter wheat states that the crop experts have not reported It so had as
'it really is.    This last week the re-
, ports have been coming mostly from
1 Kansas and Nebraska, and In these
states a good deal of the crop is in
excellent condition, but even in them
1 there are district, of comparative if
1 r.ot absolute  failure, and  In Kansas
It    Is " stnted    that from  800,000 to
, 1,000,000 acres will he abandoned and
sown to oats, or plowed up to plant
with com, The May crop of the United  States    Agricultural    Department
will be issued shortly.    Among other
things it will give an estimate of the
winter wheat acreage abandoned and
the  condition  of the  growing  crops
: as on .May 1st,   No doubt it will Indl-
1 cate    the  prospect  of a  very  small
crop    of    winter wheat.    Mr. II. \V.
Snow, rhe crop expert, has issued bis
of 2,680,000 bu. last year, the total
now beinti 31,400,000 bu.. against ll,-
081,000 bu. a year ago. In regard to
crop prospects outside of America
and Canada there Is no special
change reported regarding the progress of European crops which may
be taken as showing an average prospect for tho time of year. In the
northern part of India harvest is delayed by wet weather and in Australia preparations for planting the new
crop are proceeding under difficulties
owing to the soil being dry and hard
and rain being needed.
Our Winnipeg market has not been
quite so active lately because of delay in lake navigation opening. Exporters and others want to sen their
shipments on the move before buying much more. Vessel space on the
lakes Is practically all taken up for
all the month of May and direct all-
water space to Montreal cannot be
obtained In any quantity before July.
Donald drug store
Vic. Hagerman, James Allen and
Louis Cumming came up from Kamloops
to spend the Sabbath at home. They
were fortunate enough to have been
drawn as jurorsat the spring assizes.
Mr.   John   McGivney, walking  boss
for the Adams River Lumber   company
came up from   Vancouver last Sunday
, morning with a party of a   dozen river
between_ Adams lake  and  Turn   lum ^^    They were ���-, theil.. way  t���
lake. He described the creature as being long-legged and hairy, with an extremely long neck, large feet equipped
with long sharp claws. yVh'ile the animal has a most ferocious aspect, it
showed no signs of desiring to come in
the Uppet" country
By order of Sergeant L. Cumming
there will be church parade of Chase |
troop of Ii. C. Horse to Robinson's
hail next Sunday morning.   There will
contact   with   the   settler.    Rather, it be mounted drill in the afternoon.
P. BurnB, C. P. R. and C. N. R. Join In
Big Scheme to Supply Natural Gas.
i Calgary, Alta.���Hon. Clifford Slfton,
May report, and puts the condition | chairman of Ihe commission on con-
of the United States winter wheat at , servatiOn, was in Calgary recently.
75.0 with an abandonment of 18.2 per I Although he avoided publicity, bis
cent, of the acreage planted, Indicat- I visit Is known tn have to do with the
ing a probable yield of 358.000,000 bu.    business of the Canada Western Nat-
against 431,000,000 bu. the final government estimate for the yield of
1811, As a rule, Mr. Snow's estimate
and the government estimate are
very close to each other. The lowest
estimate of conditions on May 1st by
tho government In the last fourteen
years was 76.2 In 1800. In 1011 It
was 86.1, Owing to an abundance of
rain everywhere over the winter
' wheat crop except In the state of
Knnnas, during the last several
weeks, accompanied by a temperature a few de-trees below the normal
average; growth Is backward and
unless very warm, dry weather
conies in May and June the winter
whent harvest will bo delayed. Last
year owing lo tbe dry, hot wenther
It was very early. In seeding of the
| spring wheat Southern Minnesota
and South Dnkntn qot started early
and seeding is finished over thesn
areas, in Northern Dakota, how-
BVer, and Northern Minnesota and
over most of Western Cannda, although there are spots where seeding was donr early, the bulk of it
\ has not made seasnnablo progress.
This results Tmrn the broken weather
with snow and rain, which has been
coming at Intervals since the middle
| of April. There are districts in Manitoba and Saskatchewan where little
or no wheat has been sown yet. The
temperature has been below thp nor-
\ mal for tbe time of ypar and unless
the rainy weather stops at once and
n good steady spell of fair weather
I sets In, it will curtail the acreage
that might have been put under
i wheat, for the season Is advancing
and getting too late to prudently sow
wheat The wet weather has. also
hindered general farm work of which
i so much more than usual was left,
over from last full. The fart that
I the damage reports to the United
I States winter wheat has been to
I stimulate the snoculatlve markets
I and keep prices up, but during the
week fluctuations In prices have been
erratic and towards the end. thero
has been a decline from the. high
points reached during the week.
This, of course, Is natural In speculative operations, but does not necessarily Imply any particular weakening In the strong situation and a
ural Gas. Heat. Light and Power Co.
of which be in supposed lo hold a
largo percentage of tho stock., In this
connection his name Is mentioned with
that of P. Burns, thp C. P. R. and the
C. N. R., all supposed to be Interested
in the big undertaking of piping gas
from Bow Island to this city and to
intermediate towns.
Great Bank Merger.
Toronto.���Tho   News   eay_i:    "The
greatest banking merger, not only in
the annals of Canadian banking, perhaps In tbe hiBtory of tho world  is
being consummated according to In-
I formation received by The News. Tho
! first step in  the big merger will be
I tho taking in of the Union Bank by
the Bank  of Montreal.    When,   thin
purchase Is consummated the enlarged
Bank    of   Montreal will amalgamate
with the new Royal Bank (Royal and
Traders).    The  final product will be
an institution with an authorized capital of al least $80.00,000 and a paid-
up capital of $32,377,020.
Many Newcomers for West This Year.
Winnipeg.���"I should not be surprised to see Immigration into Western Canada exceed 400,000 this year,"
said C. E. McPberson, assistant passenger traffic agent of the C. P. R.
"Our returns, as well as those from
other lands, show that the arrival of
newcomers from the United States for
the past four months Is between 7B
and 80 per cent. In excess of the corresponding period last year. There
Is also a big movement from the British isles."
appeared to hold a marked deference
for the human race, as though its ancestors had been beasts of burden and
submissive to the master will of the
human mind.
The animal as described by oiyunfor-
mant gives every evIdenW(o<f*PMng 'a
cross between a camel and a grizzly
bear. And that is just exactly what it
is without a doubt. It will be remembered by the oldtimers in these parts
that a herd of camels was brought into
into the Caribou district duringthe early
gold excitement of the seventies.
They were intended for use over the
desert between Asheroft and Barker-
ville, but the climate was too strenuous
for them and the experiment ended disastrously for tte promoters.
Some of the camels made their escape
into the wilderness aud never were recaptured.    It is Very likely  that   they
a few of them at least were able to
survive the rigors of the northern
climate. And this remarkable animal
reported to be roaming the district
north of Adams lake is probably the
last of the line.
Go Easy, Boys.
Mu. Editor; Now that we are
blessed witb a board of trade and a
newspaper both of whii!\. offer a
means forChase citizens to "get things
off their chest,', can we not find some
effective way to check the reckless
riding of horses through the streets
of the town. Of course tha rider who
is worthy the care of a horse regains
pressure of public opinion to keep him
within bounds, it is the hi>kl, fearless youngsters, who ape the unties of
riders depleted on magazine posters,
v-ho should be religated to the surrounding fields or out of town roads to exhibit this prowess. It is a safe bet that
mighty few of their supposed acjm.erera
would follow tbem far. I'.y all means
let us encourage our young men and
boys to pursue healthy and manly exercises, of which none is better than
horseback riding, but the manly rider
will consider the women ;md children
of tbe town; the unmanly element
must be made to do so. It is becoming a nightly accurance to witness
narrow escupes of children from being
trodden down by these reckless riders
and mothers are afraid to venture on
the streets with small children. Let
us start right in being the big town we
aim to be and cut out tlii- practice.
Rev. Geo. Stewart writes from Monte
Creek to state that there will be
Angeiiean services at Chase on Sunday,
May 11} th as follows: Holy Communion at I
8 a, m., Evensong at 7:110 p. tn. in the
All Saints church room. At 11 a. m.
will be the local troop oC B. C. Horse
Parade service in the Black Douglas
ball.    Everybody is invited.
and will always be
open hereafter
Chase Drug
C. R. MCDONALD, Proprietor
Baby Takes Airship Flight.
Paris.���The youngest air-woman
made her first flight yesterday. She
Is Mile. Brodin, and Is just four years
old. Her father received his airman's
certificate on Friday, and made his
first Independent (light ovor Etampes
yesterday, taking his daughter with
him, The young airwoman gave her
opinion of flying In two words. "Dp
again!" she said.
A single vessel recently carYlefl
feathers, valued at $600,000 from
South Africa to England.
Gone Home.
Mrs Lester Toffy received a wire on
Saturady morning informing ber cf
the serious illness uf her mother.
She left Saturday evening for the
home of her parents in Kingston, Ont.
She was accompanied by little Adegar
De Rycke, an adoped cuild.
W. S. Pritchard has been appointed
to take charge of the new government
ferry on the river here.
J, T. Hutcheson a local rancher is
opening up a store on his place near the
Mr. Wilson, wife and family of Vancouver arrived at Pritchard the latter
part of last week, bringing with them
a car load of household goods and farming implements; ' They intend settling
on land on the north side of the river.
Here is success to our new neighbors.
May tbey live long ami prosper in our
land of fruit, flowers and cordwood.
All of tbe local members of the
government road crew, now at Summit
Lake, drove 'over here Saturday night
returning Sunday.
They report that they have had considerable trouble with a family of mosquitoes around their camp, as the mosquitoes in that section have never heard
of rare suicide it is supposed that their
troubles navel not yet ended.
A meeting of the Farmers Institute
was held In the Martin Prairie School-
house Saturday evening. The result of
the meeting 'was the offering of a
Seventy Five Dollar Prize to the person
who grows the greatest amount of
potatoes on any half acre of land.
There will be a great demand for cultivators, hoes and elbow grease in our
section of the country this summer.
(Potatoes raised on a bottle don't
There is no scarcity of water on the
irrigated ranches this spring as all the
creeks are running full blast and flooding the land, with the abundant supply
of water and the climatic conditions a
good crop is insured.
Douglas Ross and Ernest Edwards
spent Saturday night and Sunday in
parts unknown but it is rumored that
they have invented a commodity supersede Sour Krout, and are prospecting
for a capitalist to promote manufacture
of the same. Stick with it boys, the
only thing now left to be invented is a
safe coaster brake  for  an   aeriplane.
I Eat At The	
Babby & Cumming,     ::    ruoriu.TORs
Hall here.   They expect to play on July
1 at.    . ,
Friday last, eleven men and the steel
arrived for the C. P. R. Oil tank here.
They expect to have il ready for use in
a week or ten days.
Messrs. Louis Barret and Geo. Hammond pastured their horses near the old
Columbia River Lumber Co's mill and
returned with forty-five brook trout
last Sunday.
Mr. Wm. Loftus paid a visit to his
Warn- last Friday and left again on
Monday to attend his work at Tryst.
New Lodge.
Notch Hill.
Mr J. Payett left on Thursday last
for Carlin, where he will be employed
on theGovernment roads.
The Notch Hill Basket Ball Association has had many games in the Public
We have had in our midst, during
last week, the Supreme Secretary of
the Caribou Brotherhood, Mr. Hennau
Koelkenbeck, of Asheroft. Mr. Kael-
kenbeck has been looking over the
ground in the interest of his society &
expresses himself as much pleased with
the prospects for a strong, enthuiastic
Lodge of the Caribou Brotherhood. It
is likely, that Chase Lodge, will be the
very first Lodge to be organized, and
it is intended, on the night of Institution, to have preaent a prominent
Government official who is an enthusis-
tic member, and will versed in the
history of British Co.nmbia, and the
Cariboo in particular ���nd who has in
his possession a large number of views
and lantern slides, which he will have
with him and Project upon the screens
on that occasion. Organizers who are
now active in Vancouver, New Westminister and in Victoria and else where
on the Island, report great enthusiasm
for the Organization, in every one they
approach, and it is freely predicted,
that this, the first solely Canadian,
order, founded on Canadian history and
more particularly on the history of our
own district, will achieve an enormous
success, not only in British Columbia,
but thruout the Dominion.
W. F. Barnes
Contracter and Builder
Doors, nnd Window Frames,
Soreen Doors, and   Window
Screens, Doors and Windows
Wanted:   A  general  servant  girl.
Apply at the Imperial Bank.
G. Grant���last week sold seven remounts to the Revelstoke contingent of
B. C. horse.
Wanted; t young girl to do light
housework. Apply, Mrs. Doncaster.���-
Try a Tribune want ad.   They're


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