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are a positive help
and a permanent
Sea WilSOn tha Optician
c aarxt
Xfrt  Leading Newspaper
Sf_T in the
$2.00 Per Year
No. 13
The Water System
What Pipe may be used to increase Fire Protection
By H. Y. Parker
In a previous article I showed the
flrst cost of wood and ateel Pipe 10
inch In diameter to differ in price
per font Irom 4(1 cents to $1.32.
I wlll now show you the difference
in cost per foot Installed, iMing the
ateel pipe of a Blue to give the e-
I'Ulvalent of a 10 inch wood pipe two
years after installation. Theae flu-
urea arc taken from reqiiiaitlonB No.
1 and G as piopn_.il by the Water Department in 1918. The council wlBh-
od to install same Rtcel pipe afl a'demonstration fnr future years. Klve
hundred lent to bo laid on Baiter tit,
from the Post Olllce Eust, eight feet
deep, and seven hundred and ninety
feet on Crnnbrook street in front ot
the School.
12" steel pipe installed per tt.   $3.13
10" wokd pipe installed per ft.    1.22
Coat of steel over wood  $1.81
S" steel pipe installed per tt.   $2.34
6" wood pipe installed per ft.    1.20
Coat of steel over wood  $1,14
These figures show a difference tn
coat per. mile of $9,504.00 for 10"
pipe and of $6,019.00 for 6" pipe.
Should any ratepayer desire fir-
ther information along theae lines, X
Bhall be pleased to give all that 1
have in hand and get more glad'y.
It is my desire to Place this information before the public ln sucb a
shape that the public will know
which way it wishes to vote when a
Bylaw is submitted to improve *-r
eitend the system. Many say tni*.
wood pipe is no good: others say
that they want to improve and e.v
ti.'nd; but, at the present time, -ve
cannot afford the cost of steel i.e.
My purpose is, to show that wo.d
pipe; properly made, handled and
laid, will prove as satisfactory in all
respects as steel and at a very much
leaa cost.
Thla week while discussing wood
and Bteel pipe, a man of wide influence in this city said: "No wood pipe
if I can stop it; put in steel and
have something that will last lor
ever." Many a truth la spoken in
jeat, and many a jest when repeated
is told for truth. Steel is, however,
considered by many persons as being
permanent. To show the wide range
ol variation in age, I will give ei-
cerpta Irom several authorities, that
you may draw your own conclusions.
Gillette say _ "It will be noted thnt
the overage life of ten ateel brldgea
(railway) ls 18.1 yeara; that the life
ol an uncovered How tritsa wooden
bridge is rarely under ten yeara, and
is frequently twenty; while a cloaed-
in How truss waa taken down at
Zanesville, Ohio, atter silty-flve
jlearB of service." Gillette gives the
following table showing the llla ol
diflcreot materials used in water
works construction.
(YeHrs Useful Lite)
Reservoirs   W-UM
Standpipes     25- 40
Masonry Buildings   40- 50
Wooden    Buildings   20- 50
Cast-iron Pipe, large dla. ...50- 75
Caat-iron Pipe, small dla.... 20- 40
Young Men's Notes
The Basket Ball game batween the
Bankers nud Tblsttes last Monday
night was n hummer. Thc Thistles
showod a remarkable revcraal ol lorm
not playing their usunlly consistent
nnd accurate game. t'onseiiuently
the Bankers had little trouble In
running up a comparatively large
acore. The defeiiBe of the Bunkers
was particularly atrong, and bad no
little part In bewildering the Thistles. But like tH.' good spuria that
they are, the Thistles though disappointed, bave promlsnl to come back
in the neit game In better shape and
with a different result.
A. Bridges, the long range,centre
of tbe Thistles, did not play his u-
siially aggressive game, nor had he
any success in shooting. Thla usually reliable player was decidedly ofl
color. The Hankers had the greater
number ot fouls called against them
but Bridger was unablo to convert
them Into points tor his team. On
the other hand Ashworth, the last
center ot tbo Hankers seldom misaad
bla foul throws. This effectiveness
seemed to give Inspiration to the
Bankers for they walked right along
to the same tune, evory man-Jack of
game and handed out tbe penalties
with lavish kindness. A. Mirams
an able assistant aa umpire.
The Bankers and Thistles meet a-
gain neit Monday night. There was
a large attendance ot spectat irs, but
tbe neit game, from all that we
have heard, will find a still greater
number ot enthusiasts present.
The harriers of thll Club hava been
out Inr seviiral runs during tb'i fine*
weather, but with the return of winter conditions tbe "boya" will have
to keep at it indoor*.
The classes under the abl-t leadership of Physical Instructor Mirams
aro atill doing good work. The
men's classes meet Wednesday evenings at 8.30 o'clock. Spectators are
allowed to watch tbe class work.
The Schoolboys' class ia held Tuesday and Thursday at 4.15 p.m. and
Saturday at 10 a.m.
Wo have heard it gently whispered
that the ladles of the club are going
to havo a reunion In the near luturo
We hope, though wo would not offer
it by way ot suggeation, that It
means an open house, with plenty to
oat, now isn't that tho man ot It.
Home nl tbe Club membera are
talking" nf donating s une Victor
nr Columbia   recorda   lor   the   new
them.    Likewise   the   Ineffectiveness' grnmnplione, that's right boys   get
resulting   from   missed   (oul throwa  the habit and do It olten.
seemed to unsteady the Thistles.      |   The Club has Just passed Its flrat
The score resultid with tho Bankers  birthday, although It hai   not   put
obtaining 37 points and thc Thistles  on ita birthday toga a la John Wil-
Wood Stave not iron wound 20- 30
Wrought-lron Pipe   15- 30
Meters     80-30
Hydrants     40- 60
fates     40- 50
Trautwlne, one of the greateat au
thorltles says, "Water pipes of bored
oak andp ine logs laid in Philadelphia 50 to 60 years ago, are Irequently quite sound and still fit for
use, eicept where outer sap wood
is decayed. When this Is removed,
many ot these pipes are relald in lac
tories, eto.
In eicavatlng for a subway ln Win
nipeg, the wooden gas and sewer
Pipes which had been laid a number
of years were found to be perfectly
sound; but wrought and cast iron
pipes of the same age, similarly located, Were found so badly corroded
that holes could be knocked through
them with a shovel.
Cast-iron wator pipes which have
been in the ground for 80 years, in
England; when aawn have appeared
to be apparently in aa good shape
as when laid.
It has been pointed out ln this
city that the 8" intake main ie badly decayed. Upon investigation I
find that an occasional length of pipe
has a bad stave ln it; but none of
tbis pipe has had to be replaced on
this account as far as I know. Engineering and Contracting under
date of March 18, 1914, gives some
interesting information ln connection with tbe wood-stave pipe ol the
Seattle Water Works. This informa
tion showa that the decay is in tbe
individual stave and confined to tho
outside of the pipe; that tbe stool
bands are practically aa good aa new
atter 30 years service. This pipe waa
not coated in any way, and both tho
wood and steel were subjected to all
the possible chances of deterioration
The article says that after 13 years
the steel bands do not seem to be
seriously corroded.   The staves, how
e.or,   or    nan    ~__»»_**lj    a..—I ,"_,
individual staves here and there, began to show evidences of serious decay as early as seven years alter installation. Othor staves right along
side of thom, have remained practically sound. It has been necessary,
therefore, to renew certain staves,
rather than tho entire pipe. Whenever the pipe was renewed the old
bands were replaced.
Someone says, "Install ateel pipe
and do away with all this uncertain
ty.'' Has it occurred to you that in
selecting at random, a half dozen
lengths of Bteel pipe Irom a large
shipment, that you may be getting
as many different qualities af steel?
It ie seldom that two ingots of ateel
are of the same chemical composition
slight variations are allowable; but
outside those limits, steel ol very
different qualities occur. ' Who is going to reject thia Inferior pipe?
Like wooden pipe it is impossible to
have every length perfect,
Mr. Rate-payer, will you not be
glad to see your insurance rate cut
about three times in two? It can be
done by the expenditure ol a com-
liaritlvoly small sum of money.
the stage of experiment. We would
like to say much about what has and
what haB not been done but lt would
hardly be good taste on our part. A
number of members have signified
their intention of renewing their
membership. A canvass wlll be instituted in the near ruture, and the
same hearty response hh was made
last year is hoped for.
C. P. &_P. S. A.
The following _-.ht.m. originated by
Mr. Albert H. VV. bl,, linn been adopt*
ed by the Poultry and Pet Stoek Association, The competition Ih oped
to all boys mnl girls in tbe Cranbrook District under the age ol in.
The prises offered are—1st prize $\u
catfh; 2nd prize $_.(). cash; 3rd prize
$2.50 cash.
Tbo object of the competition is to
encourage the raising of pure bred
poultry among the younger members
of the District.
Tbe poultry keepers are convinced
that when properly carried out there
are both profit and pleasure to be
gained in the rearing of pure bred
Mr.   Webb  donated  the third  priza
Seizure of Cordwood
A large quantity of cordwood was
recently placed und t seizure in the
neighborhood of Oranbrook by officers of the Foreft. Branch. This
wood was cut for sale, and was seized for nonpayment of royalty. There
is a royalty of 2. _(.ntfl per cord due
on all cordwood cut for sale, except
irom pre-emptions which have been
surveyed, for which a crtiticate of
improvement has been issued, but
which nre not yet Crown granted.
After they are Cro.vn granted tho
timber becomes once moro subject to
royalty, if cut for ifcllo,
j. i). ott-Motm,
District Forester
Officials at Cranbrook
Vice-President K. F. Bury ot the
C.P.R., accompanied by F. W. Peters
general superintendent, and R. B.
Larmour, divisional freight agent,
were at Cranbrook Thursday morning
Mr. Bury is at present on a tour of
inspection of the western lines of the
Mr. Bury was met at the station
by a delegation of the Board of
and the secretary N. W. McGregor | Trade, who presented a petition ask-
is open to receive donations towards ing for the reinstatement of the local
the other two prizes or even the offer train over the Crow line as far East
of a fourth prize would be acceptable as Lethbrldge. In reply Mr. Bury
The Conditions governing this 8aid: "That it was the intention of
competition are not hard, consisting the Company to provide all needed
of the following: service to  develop  the country,  and
1.—Intending competitors must 1st that on or about June 1st there
make application to either Mr. Alb. would be a new time table issued,
H.  Webb or  Mr.  W.  W.   McGregor. | flnd that in all probability the local
train would be reinstated."
and deposit a fee of llfty cents which
will be applied toward the prize
2.—They must name the breed they
wish to keep as several fanciers have
arranged to supply settings free on
the conditions that tliey may be allowed to -'cfc out one bird after the
Fall Fair, $2.00 to be paid the rearer
for the bird chosen.
3.—The numb.r of eggs batched
must be recorded witb the secn-tory.
1.—All the flock must be shown at
the Fall Fair, (No entry fee will be
5.—The score card will run as follows: (a) Percentage reared of birdB
hatched—100. (b) Condition of flock
as regards cleanliness and general
health-100.     Total 200.
6.—-No eggs may be obtained before April 1st or after April 30th.
In relation to p. cut-off between
Cran-brook and the Kootenay Central
at or near Wasa, he requested the
committee to provide all necessary
details, re development of the district, amount of traffic, and all otber
necessary information and forward
thc same to Mr. Coleman at Calgary
and that they would receive all possible attention.
Mr. Bury and his associates left at
10 a.m. for points along the Crow.
Prosecute Thieves
The Directors of the Cranbrook
Poultry Association at their meeting
last Thursday, held at th-. residence
of Mr. R. H. Slater, along witli the
other business took counsel concerning the numerous cases of poultry
thieving occuring here during the last
few weekH.
It bas been brought to the notice
of different officers of tbe Association
that numbers of fowls are disposed
of to tbe Chinese restaurants and o-
ther dealers in Chinatown at a very
low price by a number of young boys
of thc City, who spend a great deal
of their time in this part of the city
Suspicion points very strongly to
several youths whose families would
undoubtedly be much surprized to
learn where their sons put in so
much of their time; one of these lads
was in fact surprised by a director
of tli' Association with a bag of
fowls over his shoulder.
Mo bold nnd insatiable have these
thieves become that tbe officers of
the Association, feeling tliyit. nome
action should he taken in tho matter, passed a resolution offering to
follow np any information laid with
them and to assist by th? action ot
the Association tho efforts of persons
suffering  from   these depredations.
The  Secretary of the  Association
• has already in his possession circum-
■ stantial evidence in certain esses, requiring only one ot two more links
to make it conclusive.     Any information or complaints given to any of
the members of the Executive will be
inquired into and acted upon, if sufficient for the purpose.
The members of the Board are—
Pres.-A. B.  Smith
Vice-pres.—E.  H.   Slater
Sec-treas.—W. W. McGregor
Directors:-T. 8. Gill, C. R.
Bheppard, W. Harvey, A. H. Plgott,
any of the above mentioned gentlemen wifl be glad to receive any re
liable information leading to the detention of these miscreants.
10,000 Acres of Land
Thrown  Open
for   Pre-emption  in  South  East
,   1914.
with ii
and   to
< (l!*H   0(11*1!
Death oMJr Watt
It is with great regret that we are
obliged to chronicle the death of Dr.
Hugh Watt, who died at Elko, on
Saturday last at 7.30 p.m.
The deceased  was well known all
tbrouphout Bcliiah Columbia. He
was 73 years of age, and was born
in Fergus, Ontario, where he received
his early education, previous to his
attending the Toronto University,
where he graduated with honors,
Some 25 years ago, he imigrated
to the West and located in Victoria;
The Government Pamphlets and
Maps have just arrived from the
Dept. of Lands at Victoria, showing
what lands are available for preetnp
tlon in the District to lie tiled on
and after the Flrat of May
Land seekers are already
aud going over the lands
view of making a selection
be on the spot when tbe d<
at the Government office nn the first
day of May. It is conceded that this
will be a rwonl day for the Government Office in this district for some
years, to lie compared only with the
mining days of the fatuous Wild
Horse gnd Perrj Cro.*., from which
millions of dollars of gold bave been
extracted. The values of lnnds Imve
risen remarkably in thla district lu
recent years and the fact tbat the
Government has not been willing to
sell this laud to speculators shows
it is not to be wondered at that th*1
peopl. in this vicinity are looking
forward to the opportunity of securing some of this valuable land.
Under the Pre-emption laws, no
person may hold more than one
claim at one time. Thc land cannot
be staked by an agent, nor may a
recorded pre-emption be transferred
nor conveyed _p.il after a Crown
Grant has been issued, The settler
must enter into occupation oi tb*1
land within sixty days after recording and must continue to occupy it
as a bona-flde personal residence of
himself or his family. Continuous ab
sence for a longer period tban two
months consecutively, by the settler
or his family is deemed cessation of
occupation, A leavU of absence mny
be granted, not to exceed six months
in any one year, inclusive of two
months absence.
Land may be considered abandoned if unoccupied for more than two
months consecutively and reverts to
the Crown. The fee for recording is
$2.00 and the land is already survey
ed. The nre-emntor ii»n» .•■•--* <»
declaration and
of pre-emption, and by having made
permanent improvements on the land
to the value of $5.00 per acre, including the clearing, and bringing under cultivation of at least five acrea
on producing the pre-emption certificate obtains a certificate of improvements. After obtaining a certificate
of Improvements and paying tt. 00
therefor,the settler is entitled to a
Crown Grant in fee simple, for which
be pays $10.00.
Two, tbree ur four settlers may enter Into partnership with pre-emptions of 160 acres each, and reside on
one homestead, Improvements a-
mounting to $0.00 per acre, and
clearing and cultivating at least five
aerea for each pre-emption held by
them i>ii some portion thereof, will
secure Crown (Want for the whole.
Coal, petroleum, and natural-gas
lands do nut pass under grants of
lands acquired since passage of Land
Act Amendment of 1W9.
No Crown Grants can be issued to
any alien who may have recorded or
pre-empted by virtue of hia declaring
his intention to become a British
subject, unless he has become naturalized.
The heirs or devisees of tbe settler
are entitled to the Crown Grant on
his decease.
The farm and buildings, when registered, cannot be taken for debt incurred after registration; and it is
free from seizure up to a value not
greater than $500.00 (100 Pound*
English). Cattle "farmed on shares'
are also protected by an Exemption
The fact of a person having a
homestead in another province, or
on Dominion Government lands in
this province is no bar to pre-empting Crown lands in BritlBh Columbia
The tracts arts subdivided into
blocks ranging from 40 to 160 acrea.
wmpliUf-  -•'-   *-»»!■•• wajr    fc*   oe>
tained from the    Government
writing   of   himself
and two other persons, afO.r occupa ! at CranbroiJ., n. C, or tbe
tlon  for three years from  the    date , brook  Board of Trade.
17 points.
Rev.  W.
aon.   The year hns heen a successful
K.   Dunham  referred  ths . one, and the Club lias paaeed beyond
IN e.F_lTI5rt PARLIAMENT   re»oM T* af-nkfttt
The possibility of n settlement of the Irish homo rr'e oitrnvi.'.y Ir ngnlll lu the forefront of popular Interest.
The opinions of the various pnrttos ns to tho effect of lho cojobbIomh offered in tho Flottso of Common, by Pwmlof
AhijuUIj differed widely.   The unionists, as a rule, expressed notUB. Ives fjultu (II8 .lUISffotl with the suggested method
ur voting hy counties on thu oxclunlott of Ulster or portions n't from il pern Hon of ilia Homo It uio bin.   National'
lata declared thnt the Cabinet bud gone to tin* most .exl re mi.lull In Its lilovriueill liivvn.d coiielllfllltit),
Tin* Independent opinion of the COU llfty seems Inclined ti llie feel lug Mini llie CotlOOSstotlS r'-.illy offer fin nppor-
tunlty for UOliell lit lloll, mnl Mils feeling In strengthened h.v SI Ed Wll I'll L'HIW.li's edit nto. offer ou bed. If of llie Ulster
unionists t» submit ihe bukkphIo<1 cou-'o_wton_ to imi Ulslur euferoucu, provided the limitation on lho exclusion ot the
northern counties to :i period ut six ynir.   he shl< lieu out.
* Mr, .lolm Itcdiuoiid, the Irish iiiilloiuillst lender, snld h pnrty was willing to make great sacrifice* fur peace,
but tbt Premier hud gone tu lhe extreme limit of coucesslous.
(Ive years later he was in tbe Cariboo district, and in 1897 be came to
Kootenay, locating in Fort Steele.
While in the Cariboo district, 1890,
he was elected to the Provincial Leg
istatiir.'. In 1880 he was a candidate
for the House of Commons, being defeated. He then came to Hteele and
tbere followed his profession. During
his residence in this disirict, the de
Ccawd was a well known character,
he acquired a large and extensive
practice, besides tffcing an active
part in the development of his home
town of Steele aud the district at
With a number of Fort Steer* residents, he took an active part in «e.
curing the charter of the Kootenay
Central railway, which is now under
construction. He made several trips
to Ottawa in connection with the
business of thc K.C.R.
He was a member of the Masonic
fraternity, and had a host of friends
all over thc  province as well  as  in
the Cranbrook district, who will be
sorry to learn of bis untimely dentb
Dr. Watt in politics wns a Liberal
nud a strong supporter nnd admirer
or Sir Wilfrid Laurier, his political
influence in the district was strong.
He was an  orator who  was listen* d
to with pleasure, and  who delighted
to get  Into a strong political  light.
About a year ago be sold out  hs
prat-tire  In   Steele  to  Dr.   .1.   M.   H.
Hell   and   moved   to   Klko.     giuring
last year lie suffered  the loss of his
two sons, one  was a  medical  officer
at the quarantine station at  Victor-
la, the other an attorney for a large
corporation   in   Toronto.      He   never
fully  recovered  from the  loss of his
sons,  nnd  has not  been  In  the  bent
of health  since that   time.    The  de
erased was a member of the Presbyterian   church   aud   was  for  many   a
year an elder in  the church nt Fort
The funeral services were held at
Fort Steele on Tuesday afternoon,
iiinh-r the auspices of North Star
Lodge, A.F. 4 A.M., of which the
deceased was a member, the officiating clergyman wns the ltev. ('. L.
Cowan of Waldo, The remains were
followed to the cemetery by almost
thO entire population ol Fort Steele,
also a large Masonic delegation from
Cranbrook, and a large number of
Liberal   friends,
The writer was a personal friend
of the deceased, and who has enjoyed
his confidence for many years, and
no truer friend could be found, either
socially, politically, nr othl'swlao,
than the late Dr. Hugh Watt.
Overseas Club
One of Inst Tuesday night festivities in whirb a large numl>er of people participated was the dance of
which thc members of the Overseaa
Club were the hosts. This was one
of their monthly dances and it was
in every way enjoyable and much ap
preclatlon was expressed of the excellent music which was provided by
Mr. L. Van Staveren assisted by
Teddy Halsall, Mr. Geo. Tisdale
acted as floor manager; his genial
presence and untiring energy in tha
direction of the dances was greatly
appreciated especially the uew addition to the Circle two-step.
A very quiet hut pretty wedding
took place at Christ Church on Saturday last, when Rev. Flewelllng u-
nlted in marriage Leonard Clarke to
Annfe Crowe, youngest daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. James Crowe of Port
The bride looked charming In a
white serge dress witb large wblte
hat to match. The bride was given
sway by her father, only a tew intim
Ite friends were present.
The bride rcr-ived many beautiful
presents. Mr. and Mrs. Clarke will
reside in K >rt Steele.
Numbering Cranbrook
The Hoard of Works committee of
the Municipal council have made arrangements with the Jeffries Directory Co., of Nelson, for the numbering of business houses, residence*.
etc., In Cranbrook.
While the numbering is going on,
an agent of the Jeffries Co. will Com
pile n directory of the city,
In regnrd to the numbering, the
rlty will purchase the numerals, and
pay for the plaring of them on tbe
buildings, under the direction nf the
Work of numbering commenced on
Friday, nnd Maker Street husinesN
houses bnve been numbered. Tbe fig
ures arc neat and bright and can be
readily seen and read. This might
).► considered as the first step towards getting a mail carrier system
for Crnnhrook.
Spring haft officially arrived, It
mme last Haturday, hut lt Is found
that It had been sprung several week
Follow on Challenge
Preface of Booklet and Message
to Shareholders
The "Inside History of a Mining Company" is written
for the purpose of showing the great difficulties met with in
attempting to secure a fair deal for those not in the inner
ring in Company affairs. Whilst it is admitted that Promoters have a right to fair remuneration for services rendered, and the Companies' Act permits that, but without
limit, provided the technicalities of the law are complied
with; hence, tbe great number of Multi-Millionaires who have
Bpring up Uke mushrooms in modern timeB. This Act was
never intended to allow Promoters to allot themselves
Bhares for imaginary or no consideration, and then sell the
shares and pocket the proceeds. The ordinary subscriber
for shares has no means of learning the difference between
Promoters' ami other Bhares nor does he »inow whether the
money he pays for them is used for the exploitation of a
property In which he Is a partner, nor has he much knowledge of the property and as a rule cannot tell whether it
is of the wild cat kind or not, and generally invests witb
a feeling tbat it is a gamble with long odds against him.
The results are baneful in many ways and greatly retard
the development of Natural resources.
Hence the reason I have urged the Authorities to pass
a measure similar to the "Blue Sky Law" ol Kansas, which
effectively protects investors against Wild Catters and
Crooked Promoters and gives the investor a feeling ol security and confidence, It is often the lack of confidence which
destroys many really good undertakings au.l tbe necessary
capital cannot be obtained,
Such was the caso with the Company whoBC history
I am telling. It was on the verge of being down and out
and about live bundled shareholders stood a good chance uf
losing all, wben tbe Company made me a most attractive
offer whereby I would make a hug'* fortune if our endeavors
were successful. Then, immediately the development of the
property looked as though we had the fortune within our
reach began a great struggle for control; but the amus-ng
part of it is that up to that time nobody wanted the control nor responsibility.
A great part of tbe story touching statistics and reports may not prove interesting but if it has the effect I
intend, that is, that it may in a small degree be the means
of hastening the necessary legislation to protect Investors
it will havo attained the object for which it has been written
The next edition to this will contain eitracts from—
"Political Patronage, Ancient and Modern."
"Word Pictures of Political, Legal and Judicial luminaries—Guess Who?"
"How a few strong men saved a modern Sodom and
"The Blue Sky Law of Kansas" how a similar law
would enhance the credit of Canada and protect investors.
Wattsburg, B.C.
Marsh 21st, 1914.
To the Shareholders of the
Boundary Mining 6? Exploration
Company, Limited
March 2lst, 1914, Wattsburg, B C.
Tho last annual meeting was held at Midway, near
your property, for the purpose of enabling shareholders to
examine the development work done and to judge for themselves as to the value of the property. Quite a number
visited the mine and were enthusiastic about the coal showings and future prospects of making a quirk fortune; but I
am florry to report that our expectations have not yet been
realised, and 1 hope you will cnrefully read the following
which I think it is my duty to lay hefore you owing to
criticisms tbat have appeared in Toronto "Saturday Night"
the history of tbe Company Hince I have been connected
with it will prove interesting and show the injustice of the
remark,   published
In the lirst place  your freehold land alone Is worth
over twice the amount of money so fur expended, computing thu vnlue ol the land on tho basis of the actual value
ol the adjoining  land  for fruit aud agricultural purposta.
It was this feature that induced me, after careful examination ot the land to join the Company and to invite others
to  subscribe  in  the  mining  venture;  because the  value  of
tho land   would   safeguard   myself  and  othera from  actual
loss it tbe coal did not prove to be a commercial success,
and If the latter proved as we expected we should all participate in a huge fortune.     In thin I was most enthusiastic nnd optimistic ami had, and still have, reason to be so,
ae the context will show.     Knowing very little about coal
I did not rely upon my own judgment but consulted others
Including well known Dominion Government Geologists, who
examined the coal measures with me.     I also compared the
reports of three well known mining engineers of high repute
with ths visible showings of coul nnd frit justified in saying
that the .Company owned n very valuable coal property and
expressed myself as willing to invest and  w ,._ for the development  of  the  coal,  provided   tbe  books,  accounts  and
titles were satisfactory.
Tha Directors submitted resolutions, passed and confirmed at two meetings in which tbey practically offer .ii me
the control on generous and easy terms if I wi-ull Ta-..' tbe
conduct of the busine.s in hand, Finally I consented, on
the condition, that a general meeting of shareholders continued the action of the DlWCto.li This was done and the
minutes and resolutions wire duly tiled with the Registrar
of Joint Stork Companies- It was my first eiperlence in
Company bltlUleil and I found I had a lot to lenrn anil I
would not sufler the same persecution and torments a.-a-.u
tor all the mineral wealth of Canada. At. that time the
Company Wai in debt with no funds .n hand, 584,00(1 filiates
out of one million fOQI, with net results, ar.oiding to tbe
books, ol about 116,000.00 or an average of tbfll Centl PW
share. As the books showed that shares had l*<*n sold for
ae high as 50 cents I att.ed tor explanations tind was told
tbat tbe greater portion of the ehares had been given Uy
former Directors to themselves, as Vendors of the property
to the Company. That, to me seemed reasonable and I
accepted the explanation, an I had no records to prove
otherwise. At thfit period there were about five hundred
shareholders, many of whom regarded their cash us lost.
Shares were offered at 5 cents with no buyers. Amongst
th. Directors were some well kn »wn and highly respected
gentlemen, but who had left the business to others. I consulted the former and their opinion was, that a capable and
determined man could make a great success of thy venture.
I purchased large blocks of $1,00 shares for 6 cents pet-
share. The active development Ot the property shortly
atter created a demand and D, sol 1 the shares for 17 cent,
and put the proceeds in tbe Company's treasury for dnvel
oprftent work, I found that these cheap shares were thine
the original Dlroctors hud kindly allotted to themselves and
more of tho same kind kept coming in from all quarters for
transfer. I Instituted more searching enquiries as to thr
title of these gentlemen _n the shares fcnd challenged thom
and positively refused to transfer nny morn until tbey
proved that they wen- legally obtained, this they could n >t
do, in one Instance one person had parted with $1400.00 for
a block   I hnd  refused  to transfer.     lie made nn affidavit
and sent, proofs that be had paid cash, none of which found
its way into tbe Company's treasury but Into an ei-Direc-
tor's pocket. These shares 1 transfered but T at onct*
notified stock brokers that no more shares of that character
would be transfered without, an order *of the Court, But,
did I not raise a prolific crop of trials and tribulations,
plots, and counter plots to supplant or overthrow mo and
place a more pliable and obliging mau in my pi-sition. One
of the most cruel attempts was perpetrated by one of your
Directors, who was well aware that certain ex-Directors had
Bold many thousand dollars' worth of illegally obtained
shareB and put the proceeds into their own po.»;et_. The
Director referred to expressed the opinion that he was well
qualified to occupy the position of Managing Director and
would like the position. He issued several circulars containing untrue statements regarding myself and demanded
that a Directors' meeting should be culled to appoint a
person who would transfer the shares referred to. Of
course, it wa. easy to obtain the support ot the holders ol
that kind ol shares, und by means of many untrue statements in which he vilified me, he obtained the promised
support of good men and Imagined he bad the required
majority. Sight Directors attended the meeting, and after
the fullest investigation, the snid Director's assertion!* were
found to bc untrue. A ballot was taken and all voted in
my (avor, except one. During this meeting ubout 60,000
shares I was holding in escrow were stolen. A search warrant wns issued und they were found in tbe house ot the
Director who wus so anxious to supplant me us Managing
Director. He also adopted more malicious methods and
conspired with the then Manager of the mme to circulate n
report that l had misrepresented the mme In my reports to
shareholders, whereas, nil my reports were based ou the
reports 1 insisted on being supplied with hy the Manager in
charge* ae it wus seldom I could visit tbe mme, since the
round trip from where I live occupies from tive to su duys.
My great difficulty was getting tbe reports from the mine
regularly,  one excuse or another being made, nml the  Man
uger in question waa nutated beyond measure because 1 In-
siso.'d on detailed regulai reports. He demanded a great
increase in salary which 1 did not assent to. He then
wroto a. scurrilous uud abusive letter uud quit without pro*
per notice.
Two weeks prior to the Annual meeting ol April, 1918,
1 engaged the Manager referred to. He came to ste me.
stayed over night, tested coal from the mine, examined the
Manager's reports and read tbe annual report I was prepar
ing. My Instructions to him were—go io Midway, take
your time and thoroughly examine the property, let me
hava your candid opinion and if 1 have been mis informed
in any way let me kiu-w at once. On the day of the Annual meeting at Midway with several shareholders I visited
tha mine, and the Manager in reply to questions, said;
"That the coul exceeded his expectations, and assured me
that my report he had read was all right." We went
through tbe workings alone with the visitors, when Mr.
-•leach, the old manager, with two rods measured the thickness of the coai seam from door to ceiling, which was measured with a rule before the visitors, at one point the seam
being close on 10 fe*t thick, at others 3, 6, and 8 feet, On
that evening 1 addressed the shareholders in the Public Hall
at Midway. Reader* who were not there can readily understand what the shareholders thought of the property they
had just Been, when it is explained that they voted in
favor of authorizing the Directors to increase the capitalization of the Company if they thought it necessary, with
m view to purchasing the other coal lands in the valley so
as to control the situation. One speaker expressed an
opinion that it would he better to wait until the Company
was shipping. Heveral others spoke at length, pointing
•mi. .h_t nnrea would itimn iin when we commenced to ship
aud it would be wiser to purchase before that time. Wa
have not arrived at the shipping point yet, and extracts
from the official reports, signed by tbe old manager, Beach,
and three other certificated managers will explain the progress, the ups and downs and changes in the strata of the
coal from time to time,; and as hefore pointed out In making my reports I did not rely entirely upon my own Judgment, but on that of experts confirmed by many visitors,
consisting of some of tbe leading Editors, Doctors, Lawyers,
Merchants, Manufacturers, and many others who visited the
mine with me and without exception, expressed their wlsb
to become shareholders.
The following are extracts from reports sent in by one
manager named Thomas Keith, a coal miner with flrst class
certificate and an extensive 'experience, from time to time
ba reported as follows:—
"Making good progress, conl indications remain .good."
"Coal is improving in quality also In quantity."
"The improvement haa fully equalled my expectations**
"A down-throw or roll in the roof cut out about two
fe?t of the coal bearing strata."
"Expect roll in roof to disappear in a few more teet,
quality of coal is improving, ft is a lighter nature and freer from foreign substance."
"Quality of coal is improving, water Is troubling us."
"The seam is now back to its normal thickness, that
is eight feet, quantity of coal slowly increasing,
in tli- bottom of slope the coal is nf excellent
quality that on top is mixed with shale."
In reply to my question as to the percentage of merchantable coal, from time to time, he reported on various
occasions as follows:—
"Seam fl feet thick merchantable coal about 40 to 50
per cent,"    Ttt?n later on —
"Roll  ln roof or intrusion of  rock  and shale, seam
still fl feet thick but oil foreign matter no coal."
Seam ono side 14 feet, thick other side 8 feet, conglomerate with coal and lhal-."
Mr. Keith wrote:—"We hnd a visit from an American
Mining  Engineer on Tuesday and he corroborated what I
said  when you  were here."     Later on  I shall quote from
this Engineer's report with other-..
Mr. Lerny Taylor, another manager employed at tbe
cn il* reported ah follows,—
"Vou ask me to give my opinion as to the quality and
quantity of coal, the quality of clean coal here
Beems first class, hut to get Its true commercial
value you wlll have to get an analysis. I am
fully convinced tbnt by sinking down two or three
hundred feet we will get Into an undisturbed
.'in md nnd so get rid or thnt slate which is mixed into the coal."
"1 think the hest plan will be to build coal hunkers
close to the mine and then build a track tn tbe
Mr. Taylor also pointed out. thut qunntltics of coal
hud been wasted, and wroti as follows:—"You had hotter
ii'lviii! Mr. Beach to put somebody outside to pick coal, ae
I think n mnn would make bis wages and more."
Mr, 1\ 11. flench, who has worked at your mine for
over two years, is a man of large experience and was Superintendent for over four yearn ut lhe Houth Hhaft Mine, Lincoln, Illinois. Mi. Beach believed ro much in tbs future
prospects of this property that ho volunteered to take a
great proportion of his wngeii In the Company'* shares,
which be bus done, and nt thn present lime HU per cent of
the workmen employed at the inln* Imve volunteered to do
likewise. Mr. llench'H reports Would lill quite a large volume. At the beginning of November, run, Mr. Beach
reports:—"No _ tunncll driven fthoitt 200 feet, seam 7 feet
He was asked to report from time to time the amount
of foreign matter iu the seam, this varied from one-third to
two-thirds from time to time. The seam ia the tunnel averaged from three to nine feet thick for a distance of over
four hundred feet when a broken formation was met with
and it was difficult to determine the exact width or Muck
nesB. On the advice of experts we then commenced to sink
a slope on the vein where it was 7 feet thick and depth
showed a great Improvement for quite a distance wben we
encountered a broken formation of a very troublesome character. I then sought tho advice of the beBt coal men available, their opinions were that it would he more economical
to prove the value of the underlying seams byi cross cutting
thun with a Diamond Drill.
Tha Drill iB now at work under the supervision ot my
sou, who has had an extensive experience in drilling, nnd
the instructions are that tho drill is to he; W.pt going duy
and night, aud a full report as to whnt we encounter will
be submitted in detail at the Annual Meeting ou April 6th,
t may mention ulso tbnt besides the many olllclal reports signed by Mr. Beach, be wrote numerous letters, extracts being as follows:—
■'Sinking ou conl, coal on one side is li (eet nud on
other side is four uud a half foet,"
"We aro iu ID feet from the face where wo started and
have coat that burns well, the bone hus got down
to . inches and tbi' face 7 feet from foot to banging wall and the coal getting hotUir every tool."
"Face Innow tl feet 10 inches and I think getting better  every  foot."
"The coal is turning out ho  well iu tunnell, thought
tbnt   was the  place  to get results uud  olio you
could handle lots of coal out of,"
"Coal looking well nnd am driving [u the conl straight
into tho bill."
"t'oal holds about the same,  have six  men at work,
that   is all  we cuu work' to advantage  until we
commence sinking."
'Have three shifts woifUng in tunnel, the face ls looking lots better tu quality, and believe before the
month Is out  we wtll have shipping coal.     Coul
is harder."
"Have   skidded   timber   for   300   feet   ot   tunnel, coal
Is 5 feet thick aud is getting harder."
"Thorn is a streak of talc between the coal and sand-
rock  and  also  between  the  raise and foot-wall.
Coal is 5 feet thick and getting harder but considerable bone In it yet."
"I am shipping you a sack of coal and in my judgment it is ae. good aB there is in B.C."
"We bave driven the tunnel 15 feet since 1 wrote you,
tbe tunnel is now in 2B0 feet from the portal."
After consulting coal men it was decided to raise from
the tunnel to the surface an estimated  distance of about
200 feet for the purpose of ventilation, the nearer the surface the workmen got the less coal was encountered as the
measures seemed to turn to hard and brittl. shales which
proved the predictions to be correct, that the hard shales on
the Burfsce were a sure indication of coal below, and further
examination proved tbia to be the case, except where eruptions have broken the formation and mixed the coal with
rock and foreign matter and the slope spoken of so frequently has encountered such a formation, which it is said
we are likely to meet with until we obtain a very great
depth, and as before mentioned this can be the most economically and quickly done with the Diamond Drill.
Mr. R. D. Kerr of Midway, one of your Directors, who
resides not far from the mine, was asked to visit the snme
frequently an_( report to head-office, and he did so on several occasions.
The following are extracts from Mr. Kerr'B reports:—
December* 30. 1912
"The Coal Company of which you are President has
done a pioneer work in establishing the width and. iiuality
of the coal for which they should reap a good reward. I
believe that tbe tunnel is now in a solid field. Yesterday
I was out toi see it. I draw you a map of the vein as I
found lt. They are almost past the fault and I think 20
feet more Bhould establish the fact we are1 under the solid
mountain and I think the coal should be all hard.
I think Mr. Beach is a very good man for this preliminary work. He is a worker and keeps the tunnel going
in all the time. I do not see a cent wasted at the present
state ot development.
Hr. Beach has the blower! established and I do not
see anything in sight to stop the progress of tbe tunnel.
1 noticed yesterday the banging wall was) flatter than I had
ever seen it before. I hope we are almost to tbe place
when all the coal, will be merchantable as mined. If tbls
proves to be so, from my viewpoint, as a small shareholder, I would, like to see no morel Btock on the market at
a low price, that is, the treasury stock."
May 17th, 1913
"I took a load of people from Midway to see thle mine
last Saturday* and it never lookedi better. Mr. Keith, Mr.
Beach and three men were working. They said tbey were
dowi SO feet. Tonight I hear in town tbat the mine1 still
look! good and tbat they are down to tbe 40 foot level.
The} lost a lot of time on the turn getting the wheels, etc.
in place, but from now on it should hei clear going until the
water begins to trouble them. I am going out to have a
good look around either today or tomorrow and will writ,'
vou fully either Monday or Tuesday."
May 19th, 1913
"I visited tbe mln* yesterday and found everything
al right. Mr. Keith was working lu the bottom of tbe
shaft just like any common miner. He has had" some difil-
cilties to contend with and I think ynu should give hint a
fr« band. Be/far tbe mine (moaning slope) is now down
abut 4. feet and has improved with depth. I will go out
to see for myself uext Sunday and report to ynu lust how
inch tbey bave sunk and all about It..'
May Mth. 1913
"I was out tn thn coal mine and the work is progress-
In favorably.     The quality of the coal still Improves and
Itgets to lonk a little batter as they go down.
If tbe coal mine is a success and I wns In your place
Iwould not want to trade my coal stock for Midway land."
H. 1). KERR
Below are extracts from a very comprehensive report
wlch occupies three closely typewritten pages. This exain-
intlon was made by the well-known R. S. Craddock, Esq.,
resulting mining engineer of New York and Spokane. In
sj'iking ot what Is now termed No. 1 tunnell he says'—
"After passing through a few feet of grave) p.nd loose
"rock a fine grained eruptive wns encountered for a
"distance of about 100 feet. The tunnel is then con-
"tlnued In the sandstone a distance of 210 feet lur-
"ther, where the eruptive is again met with and passed
"through a distance nf 70 feet to the fac*. At 27l>
"feet In from the porta) a drift hns len driven In a
"south-westerly direction n distance of (17 feet. Coal
"Is showing ln places In the roof nnd sides, hut the
"root Is faulted to such a degree that work was abandoned at this point. Immediately opposite the drift
"to the South east there Is a good showing nf coal
"and what Is known ns the \v_st. drift hns bcen run in
"a distance of Cl feet all In coal. The seam measures
"from 4 to ft feet 6 Inches in width from roof to flour.
"A few feot (mm the face of the drift an upraise has
"been made following the dip of the seam of 59 feet.
"Tbs upraise ls all In coal.
(Continued In onr next Issue)
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NOTICB is hereby given that CO
daya after date 1 intend to apply to
the Minister of Lands for a licence
to prospect lor coal and petroleum
OV'.T the following lunds situate ln
the District of Southeast Kootenay
British Columbia, in Lot 4fi93:
Commencing at a post planted at
or near the South, eat corner of lot
KMC and being the Southwest corner
post of Oeorge Wykes' claim; tbence
north 80 cbalns; thence east. 80 chains
thence Smith 80 chains; thence went
80 chains to the place nf commencement, containing U40 acres, and being
the same land heretofore surveyed aa
Lnt IMC.
Located this Bth day nl February,
QBORUB WYKBH,  locator
Bathen W. Butts, Agent.
Win. H. Brown, Witness. 11
EFectrlc Restorer for Mer
PholDhonol nslorss ssoiy mm la tho bod.
tlm ssd vllslliy. I'lsamm. doe ay and all una!
—  _ — —   Hiispheael
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Sioluyoissjjawman., Price JlsjjMknrJSe Iel
NOTICE is hereby given that a reserve, the notice of which appeared
in the B.C. Gazette on the 27th of
December, 1907, la cancelled ln so far
as it relates to land covered by expired Timber Licence No. 43070 lor
the purpose of issuing Pre-emption
Records covering a portion of same
in favor of Messrs. Jesse P. Abbott
and Delbert Van Abbott. The remainder will be open to entry by
pre-emption on Friday, tho first day
of May, 1914, at 9 o'clock in the
forenoon; all applications to be made
at tbe office of tbe Government A-
gent, Cranbrook.
Deputy Minister ot Lands.
Lands Department,
Victoria, B.C.
28th January, 1914.
5-3 mths.
NOTICE is hereby given that the
reserve established by notice published ln the British Columbia Gazette
on the 27th day of December, 1907,
Is cancelled in so far as it relates
to Timber Licences Nos. 31481, 33411,
34221, 30358, 86602,        26737,
41344, 31201, 31330, 34406, 32711,
21907, 37993, 37922, 37994, 33460,
33469, 26926, 28183, 22661, 34273,
43176, 32022, 31180, 31184, 31185,
37580, 24432, 23116, 28182, 39353,
34310 and 11847. That said lands
have been surveyed as Lots 2698,
2699, 2700, 2701, 2702, 2703, 2704, 2705
2T06, 2707, 2708, 2709, 2710, 8281a,
8278,   8279,   6281,   8283,   10331,   10351,
. 10357,
11625,   11781,
11796,    11797,    01798,    11799,    11800,
11801,    11802   and    11803, Kootenay
District, aud will be opened to entry by pre-emption on tbe 1st day
of May,  1914, st 9 o'clock in    the
forenoon.      No   Pre-emption Record
wlll be Issued to include more than
one surveyed lot,  and all   applications must be made at the office of
the Oovernment Agent, Cranbrook.
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Lands Department,
Victoria, B.C.
28th January, 1914.
5-3 mths.
NOTICE is hereby given that the
reserve established by notice nil. -
lished In tho British Columbia
Gazette-on the 27th dny of December
1907, is cancelled in so fnr ns lt relates tn Timber Llccnoes Nuh. 41426,
9082 and 4481, and that said lands
having been surveyed as Lots 11514,
4151.. 11518, 11519, 11510, 11521, 11526,
11666 and 11619, Knotenny District,
11681, 11681a, 11682, 11683, 11694,
11685 nnd 11789, Kootenny Dletrlct,
will be opened to entry by pre-emption on the 1st day of Mny, 1914, ut
9 o'clock In tho forenoon. No. preemption record wlll be issued to include more than one aurvcyed lot,
and all applications must lie made
nt the office of tlio Government A-
gent, IVrnic
Deputy  Minister of Lands
Lands Department,
Victoria, B.C.
28th January, 1914,
5 3 mtha
Ooal mining rlghta ot the Dominion
In Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, the Yukon Territory, the North
weet Territories and ln a portion ol
the Province ol British Columbia,
may be leased lor a term ol twenty-
one yeara at an annual rental ol 11
an acre. Not more than 2,560 ac
wlll ba leased to one applicant.
Application for a leaee muat bt
made by tbe applicant in person to
the Agent or Sub-Agent of the dletrlct in which the rlghta applied loi
are situated.
In eurveyed territory the land muat
be described by eectione, or legal subdivisions of sections, and in unsur-
veyed territory the tract applied lor
shall be staked out by the applicant
Bach application must be accompanied by a fee of |5 which will be
refunded 1! the rights applied for art
not available, but not otherwise. A
royalty shall be paid on the merchantable output of the mine at tht
rate of live cents per ton.
The person operating tbe mine shall
furnish the Agent witb sworn returns
accounting for the full quantity ol
merchantable coal mined and pay tht
royalty thereon. If the coal mining
rlghta ore not being operated, auob
returns should be furnished at leant
once a year.
The leaee will Include the coal mln
ing rlghta only, but the lessee may
be permitted to purchase whatevel
available eurface rights may be considered necessary for the working ot
the mine at the rate of (10.00 an acre
For full information application
should be made to the Secretary ol
the Department of the Interior, Ottawa, or to any Agent or Sub-Agent ol
Dominion Lands.
W.   W.   CORY,
Deputy Minister of tbe interim
N.B.—Unauthorized publication ol
this advertisement will not be paid
for.—30690. Jan. 3rd-tt.
NOTICE is hereby given that, with
in Sixty days from thc date hereof,
I intend to apply to the Minister of
Lands for a Licence to prospect tor
Coal and Petroleum on the following
described lands ln South East Kootenay, B.C.
Commencing at a post planted at
thc South East corner of Lot 7845,
being the North East corner: thence
South about 50 clinina, West about
50 chains, North about 50 chains,and
East about 50 chains to point of commencement, containing 250 acres,
more or less.
Located this 6th day of February,
11. JAS. FISHER, Agent
NOTICE is hereby given that, with
in Sixty days from the date hereof,
I intend to apply to the Minister of
Lands for a Licence to prospect for
Coal and Petroleum on the following
described lands In South East Kootenay, B.C.
Commencing at a post planted at
the South West corner of Lot 7285,
being the South East corner; thenco
North 40 chains, West about 8 cliuins
South 40 chains, nnd Bast about 8
chains to point of commencement.
Located this 9th day of February,
11. JAS. FISHER, Agent
NOTICE is heroby given that, with
in Sixty days from the date hereof,
I intend to apply to the Minister of
Lands for a Licence to prospect for
Coal and Petroleum on the following
descrlhed lands in South EaBt Kootenay, B.C.
Commencing at a post planted at
tbe North West corner of Lot 7133,
being the South West corner; thence
North about 20 chains, East about
60 chains, North about 60 cbalns,
Kast about 20 chains, South 80 chains
und West 80 chains to point of commencement.
Located this lOtli day of February,
11. JAS.  .IKHICK, Agcn
NOTICE is hereby given tlmt, with
In Sixty dnys from tho date hereof,
I Intond tn apply to thc Minister of
Lands for a Licence to prospect for
Coal and Petroleum on the following
described lnnds In Mouth East Kootenay, 11.0.
Oommonolng nt a post planted at
thll Houth Enst enrnsr of I. it 7281,
being the houth West corner: thenre
North 90 chains, Knot R0 rhains,,
South 80 chains, Went 80 chains to
point of commencement, and containing 640 ncres more or less,
Located this 6th day ot February,
11. JAH. PTflHKR, A^r-nt
NOTICE is hereby given that 60
days sfter date I intend to apply to
the Minister of Lands for a licence
to prospect for coal and petroleum
over the following lands situate in
tbe District of Southeast Kootenay
British Columbia, in Lot 4593:
Commencing at a post planted at
or near the Northeast corner of Lot
8588, and being the Northeast corner
post of WALTER J. ABBS' claim;
thence South along the East line of
Lot 8588 a distance of approximately
73.32 chains to the North line of Lot
7841, thence West along the North
line of Lots 7841 and 7844 a distance
of approximately 80 chains to tbe
EaBt line of Lot 11949, thence North
along the East line of Lots 11949 and
11950 a distance of approximately
73.32 chains to tbe South line of
Lot 8589, tbence East along the
South line of Lot 8589 to the place
of commencement, containing approximately 686.52 acres, and being the
same land heretofore surveyed as Lot
Located this Sth day of February,
WALTER J. ABBS, locator
Eathern W. Butts, Agent
Wm. H. Brown, WitneBB. 11
NOTICE is hereby given that I.u
days after date I intend to apply to
tbe Minister ot Lands for a licence
to prospect lor coal and petroleum
ovor the following lands situate iu
the District of Southeast Kootenay
British Columbia, in Lot 4593:
Commencing at a post planted at
or near the Northwest corner of Lot
8587, and being the Northwest corner
Post of Samuel P. Wilson's claim,
thence South a distance of approximately 73.32 chains to the north lino
of Lot 7841, thence East along the
North line of Lot 7841 a distance of
approximately 61.92 chains to the
Northeast corner of Lot 7841, thence
South along tbe Bast line of Lot 7841
a distance of approximately 6.68
chains to the Northwest corner of lot
7645, thence east along the north line
of Lot 7845 a distanc; of apprbximat
ely 18.07 chains, thence north a distance of approximately 80 chains,
thence West a distance of approximately 80 chains; containing approximately 598.61 acres, and beiug the
same land heretofore surveyed aB lot
Located   this 8th   day of   February
Bathen W. Butts Agent
Wm. H. Brown, Witness. 11
NOTICE is hereby given that 60
days after date I intend to apply to
the Minister of Landa for a licence
to prospect for coal nnd petroleum
over the following lends situate in
the District of Southeast Kootenay
British Columbia, in Lot 4593:
Commencing at a post planted at
or near the Northeast corner of Lot
8590, and being the Northeaet corner
claim, thence South a distance of approximately 35.98 chaina to th'
North line of Lot 8589, tbence West
along the North line of Lot 8589 a
distance of approximately 10 chains
to the Bast line of Lot 11953, thence
North along tbe Bast line o! Lots
11953 and 11954 a distance o! approximately 35.98 cba'ns to tbe South
line ol Lot 7286, thence East along
the South line o! Lots 7286 and 7287
a dietance o! approximately 80 chains
to the place o! commencement, containing approximately 267.84 acrea,
and being the eame land heretofore
surveyed as Lot 8590.
Located this 13th day of February,
Eathern W. Butts, Agent.
Wm. H. Brown, Witness. 11
Dr. de Van's Female Pills
A tellable .ranch regulate..-* ntvar telle. Thest
pills ait eic_(liii|*lT tinwerlul In TtiRuIalllis; Ut,
generative piirtlnn ii) (Iir trmaleayatem. Ktlusa
all cheap Imitations. I». da Tea'i ara anl.l et
Ma bos, or lliree Inr till. Mallod to any arl'lirss.
the aeeheU Bru» l!o„ It. CMkiulaea, Oat
NOTICE is hereby given that 60
days after date I intend to apply tu
the Minister of Lands for a licence
tn prospect for coat and petroleum
ovier the following lands situate In
tbe District of Hoiithenat Kootenny
llrltlsh Columbia, in Lot 4593:
Commencing at a post planted at
or near tbe Northwest coiner of Lot
9685, and heing the Northweet corner
post of WALTER J. ABBS' claim,
thence South to the Northwest cornor of Lot 8586 a distance approximating 36.98 chains; thence Knit a
long tho North line of Lot 8586 to
the West, line of Lot 8591 a dist-n-e
approximating 80 chains; thenco
North along the West line nf Lot
8591 to the South line nf Lot
8692 a dietance apprmimatlng 11.11
chnins; thence Weat along the South
line of Lota 8592 and 7287 a dlstan
approximating 80 chain! to the plnce
nf commencement, containing apprnx
linately 287.8 acres, and lining the
snme land heretolnre surveyed as Lot
Located thtn 19th day of February,
WALTBR J. ABBS, locator
Eathern W. Butts, Agent.
Wm. II. Brown, Witness. 1
Tnke notice thnt 1 intend to apply
to the Minister of Lnnds for a licence
to proBpect tor Coal and Petroleum
on the following described landB.
Block 459:1, Group 1, Kootenay District.
Commencing at a pust planted at
the North Rant corner of Lot 9499,
tbence North eighty chuins; thence
East eighty chains; thence South
eighty chnins; thence West eighty
chainB, to noint of commencement,
excepting thereout, that part covered by Lots 11980 and 11981.
Located this 16th day of February
John Livingst.n,  locator
12 G. W. Brown, Agent
Take notice that I intend to apply
to the Minister of Lands for a licence
to prospect for Coal and Petroleum
on the following deecrlbed lnntlB,
Block 4593, Group 1, Kootenay District.
Commencing nt a post plantrd nt
the North East corner of Lot 11984,
thence west eighty chains; thenre
North eighty chains; thence Rust
eighty chains; tlience South eighty
chains to point of commencement.
Located this 17th day of February
Johu Livingston, locator
12 O. W.  Brown, Agent
Take notice that I Intend to ai .tly
to the Minister of Lands foi- n licence
to prospect for Coal and Petroleum
over part of Block 4598 described ns
Commencing at a post plnntod at
the North Wont corner of Lot 11980,
tbence South fifty chains; tht nro
West eighty-nine chainB, more or less
to the Eastern boundary of Lot
10981; thenre North to the southerly
boundary of Lot 10979; thence follow
ing the said boundary anil the Westerly and Southerly boundaries of
Lot 11979 to point of commencement
Located this 17th dny of February
Alfred. H. Webster, locator
12 G. W. Brown, Agent
Ropresontntlve James It. Mum*. re»
publico a lender of tue House, went on
record in that body for tbe passage of
tln> Alaskan Railroad bill. In a speech
Mr. Mann snid tbe charge tbnt the constitution was boliis stretched was tbe
repetition of -an old complaint tbat was
always heard wben tbe government
attempted n new enterprise.
NOTICK is hereby given tlmt GO
days after date I intend to apply to
the Minister of Lands for n licence
to prospect for coal and petroleum
over tbe following lands situate in
the District of Southeast Kootenny
British Columbia,  in Lot 4593:
Cnnimenrinir at h noat planted nt
or near 7.73 chains North of tbe
.South weat cosner of Lot 7850, and being the Southeast comer | ost of
K. Charles Bassctt'a claim, thence
a distance of approximately .0 chains
North along the Weat line of Lots
7850 and 78.51 a distance of approximately 80 chains to tbe South boundary line of Lot8724, tlience West a
long the South line of Lot 8724 a
distance of approximately 14.20 chain
to the Bast boundary line of Lot
7849, thence Houth along the Bast
boundary line of Lots 7849 and 784ti
a distance of npuroximately 80 chains'
to a point directly West of tbe place
of beginning, thence Bast approximately 14.20 chaina to the point ol
commcincemont, containing approximately 113.fi acr.8.
Located tbis 10th day of February.
Eathen W. Hutts, Agent
Win. H. Brown, Witness. 11
Take notice tbat I intend to apply
to the Minister of Lands for a licence
to prospect for Coal and Petroleum
tin- following described landa,
Block 4593, Croup 1, Kootenay District.
Commencing at a post planted at
the North Bast corner of Lot 9499,
tbence Njortb eighty chains; tbence
Weat eighty chains; thence South
eighty elm ins; thonce Kast eighty
chains, to point of commencement,
excepting thereout that part covered
by Lot 11.80.
Located this 16th day of February
John   Livingst n,  locator
12 <;. W, Brown, Agent
Take notice that I intend to apply
to tbe Minister of Lands for a licence
to prospect for Coal and Petroleum
on the following described lands.
Block 4693, Croup 1, Kootenay Diatrict.
Commencing at a post planted at
the North West corner of Lot 9499,
tlience North eighty chains; tbence
West eighty chains; tbence South
eighty chnins; thence Bast eighty
chains to point of commencement.
Located this 16th day of February
John Livingston, locator
12 O,  W.  Brown, Agent
Tnke notice tbat I intend to apply
to tbe Minister of Lands for a licence
to prospect for Coal and Petroleum
on the following described lands,
Block 4593, Croup 1, Kootenay District.
Commencing at a post planted at
tbe North West corner of Lot 9499,
tbence West eighty chains; tbence
South eighty chains; th?nce East
eighty chains; thenee North eighty
chains to point of commencement.
Located tbis 1 tit li day of February
John Livingston, locator
12 O.  W. Brown, Agent
NOTICE ia hereby given that 60
days after date I intend to apply to
the Minister of Lands for a licence
to prospect for coal antl petroleum
over the following lnnds situate in
the District of Southeast Kootenay
British Columbia, in Lot 4593:
Commencing at a post planted at
or near 7.73 chaina North of tbe
Southwest corner of Lot 7860- and
being tbe Northeast corner Pont of
WALTBR J. ABBS' claim, thenre
Soutb along tbe West line o'. Lot
7850 a distance of approximately 7.73
chains to the Southwest corner of
said Lot, thenc*1 JCa -it a dis. ance of
approximately 1.24 chains to tbe
Northwest corner of Lot 7135, thenrc
Soutb along t'to West boundary llm*
of Lot 7135 a distance of approximately 72.27 chains to the North
boundary line nf Lot 7133, thenc•
West along the North boundary line
of Lot 71.13 a distance of app.OIl
mately 80 chains to tbe East boun
dary line of Lot 9381, theme North
along the Enst boundary of Lot 93HI
to the South boundary line of Lot
7846, tW.-nCe Bast along the South
boundary line of Lot 7846 to the
Southeast corner of said Lot a dis
tnnce of approximated? 64.86 rhnlns,
thonco North along tbe Kast boun
dary line of Lot 7846 a distance id
approximately 61,75 chnins to a
point directly West of the placO of
beginning, thence Kant n distance of
approximately 14.20 chains to the
point of commencement, containing
approximately 230 acrrs.
Located thia loth day of February,
WALTBR  J.  ABBS, locator
Knt.hr.rn   W.   Butts,   Agent
Wm. H. Brown, Witness. 11
NOTICE is hereby given that CO
days after date I intend to apply to
the Minister of Lands for a licence
to prospect for coal and petroleum
OV»r the following lands situate In
the District of Southeast Kootenay
British Columbia, in Lot 4593:
Commencing at a post planted at
or ii'-ai tbe Southeast corner of Lot
8589, aud being the Southeast corner
Claim, tbence North 80 chains; thence
West 80 chains; thence South 80
chains; tbence East 80 chains to tbe
place of commencement, containing
610 ncres, and being the same land
heretofore surveyed as Lot 8589.
Located tbis Rtb day of February,
Kathen W. Butts, Agent
Wm. H. Brown, Witneae. 11
CoiOHpt siff WUIAM 8 LOIHMM.
Colonel  sir  William  B.  Ulshmnn-
honorary physician to King Ooorgo "'
Rllglnml, arrived In AtnorlCfl reeeullj-.
Uo  Will  iilh'iid   modlcfll  nud  min.lc.tl
clinics nt Johns Hopkins (lofpltfll, in
Baltimore, .Md., nnd at the various la*
uUaU Iii MoMi-f.ii. Canada. „,_- The
'Rexall Store'
The Store with a Reputation
Beattie - Murphy
Co., Ltd.
"Where Ir Pays to Deal"
Cranbrook        -        B. C.
within the reach of all
That Alcoholism is a disease is
now recognised by Science. No man
in his senses brings disgrace and
ruin on himself and family through
Alcura stops the craving for drink
builds up the system, steadies the
nerves. It iB guaranteed to cure or
benefit or money refunded aft.r a
fair trial. Alcura No. 1 can be given
secretly by r-ny wife or mother wanting to restore a dear one to heilth
and usefulness. Alcura No. _ is the
voluntary treatment.
Can be bad at our store only .1.00
per box. Ask for our free hooklet a-
bout Alcura.
Beattie-Murphy Co., Ltd., Druggists,  Cranbrook,  B.O. 42-2.
kTho Dye that colors ANV KIND*]
1 of Cloth Perfectly, with thc T
[ 8AME DYE. |
f Tht JobnuJ .-HI. Iiir.lioti Co, Limned,Muuuual i
People Should Guard Against
Cranbrook peoplo wbo have stomach and bowel trouble should guard
against appendicitis by taking wimple buckthorn bark, glycerine, etc.,
aa compounded iu Adler i-kn, the
(iuritiiiu remedy which became fumous
by curing appendicitis.. A slNilM*.
DOSti relieves sour stomach, gtia on
tbe stomach and const!patton IN
HTANTLY becnUBQ tins simple mixture antlsoptloizes tho digestive organs and draws oil the impurities.
Beattie- Murphy Oo, 43-21
Because Hi Takes BIN PIUS
A prominent Consulting Engineer of
N-w Vork City, thus heartily endorses
39 Hroadway, New York.
"I bought some of your ('.IN PILLS
at Victoria, H.C, hist September- Your
remedy I find, at 60 yean of age, to give
Serfect relief from the Kidney and
Udder Troubles incident to one of my
■ge. I urgently recommend *»IN Pi LLS
tofrirndia. being the one thing that
does me good." K. (1. WO-DDFORD,
By the time a tDsa or woman 1. 60,
the Kidneys and Bladder need a little
help to keep in good working order.
GIN PILLS are wbat they need. OIN
PILLS keep the urine neutral, prevent
coldi settling ou the kidneys of bladder
and ward oil RfaemnatlO attacks.
Rememlier, every box of GIN PILLS
il ■old with a positive guarantee to give
perfect satisfaction or your money
promptly refunded.
50c. a box, 6 for f 2 _o. Sample free if
you write National Drag and Chemical
Co. of t_._su_.d4. Limited, Tor oiita.    176
For Sale Rents & Wants
FOUND—Gold Locket with picture of
little girl inside. Owner can have
same by applying at this office and
paying for this advert.
Twenty-five second-hand Sewing
Machines for Sale on monthly payments, some of tbem cabinet*.. All
overhauled and in good condition.
From $5.00 up. Singer Store, pbone
157. 4-tf.
FOR SALE-1 Cyprus Incubator, 144
egg; 1 Peerless Incubator, 144 egg;
can be seen at the Cranbrook Exchange.
FOR SALE—One pair of Chaps and
Bridle, Spurs, and Bearing rein.—
These will all go cheap for Cash. Apply Prospector Ottice.     ... 10
in good condition. Can be seen at
the Prospector office. Price $40.00
FOR BALE, Brantford Bicycle, secondhand, cheap for cash. Apply
thiB office.
FOR SALF^-Silver Orey Dorkings,
11 pullets and 1 ben. $2.00 each. Box
320, Cranbrook, B.C.
FOR   BALE,    cheap,     i     Gasoline
Launch,    4    Boats,    I    Boathouse,
tents and furniture with St. Marys
Lake, B. C.    See Hans Lund l'.-_t
SALE-Thorougbbred R.C. Brown
Leghorn Eggs for sale, from excellent stock, sittings of 13 eggs $2.00
Apply  Boi  458,  Cra.ibrook,  B.C.
SITUATION     wanted    as    domestic
nelp  or  housekeeper—Address   M.F.,
Care of Mr. B. G. Clark.  Wyclifle.
gentleman who has resided abroad
and is thoroughly conversant witb
the above languages, desires a few
private mipils. Preparation for exams, etc. For particulate apply to
Box 137, Cranbrook.
WANTED to buy one second-hand
Pool Table, complete with accessories. State price and particulars
to Prospector Office.
FOR SALE—Pit Game Eggs for sitting, $2.00 per dozen of 13. Choice
atock of prize winners. Enquire of
David B. Moore, Cranhrook.        12-4
FOR SALE or trade (or Cranbrook
property. A 11 in. by 12 in cylinder traction engine, carries 145 tbs
of    -tHsn,     rar.-t<-lr    -*—..        fPuliId     1 Ull
a fair hi zed portable sawmill; what
offers7    Ed.  Shackleton,  pbone 318
WANTED—Respectable couple for
tourist resort in B.C., man to
milk two cows and have charge of
stable witb chorea connected; wife
to wnit ou tables in hotel dining
room and help with chamber work
Must he experienced people in their
respective work and no others need
apply. Man must be sober and reliable person. For further particu
lars apply to J. S. Peck & Co. Em
ploy meat Agents, Cranbrook, B.C.
Ore Shipments
Ore shipments from mines in
the Cranhrook district for the
past week and year to 'into were
as follows:—
Sullivan 501 '■',, 181
Other mines          _l l
Cotton Root Compound Tablets
Tkisa I'llla um ...mi. ■ ■.'. I- I v. il. Hu, .,..„■,!
caia from Hie inoal rallabli ramadlaa knowa io
Eclinicol sii'li us .in->   " toil »iil' lini'li success
vtliotiursletTaliMii I nln sknoiso,
Tho, T„. n si"- ilu l-.isl.'- rll.lresalna ilisoril.rs
!.,«',. I. il.nl il miliillmi la lliCli
Price it a bos    •*••. 'J li stronger), is a
bos.  Mr! at all ill i:  li n  ,i.l iv i IliomflM
l_v*tl Drug Co., Ht. GatMsrlM a, Uui,
Local  News
See me nbout tbat picture which
you are about to bave framed. 80
Bam plea ol mouldings to choose from
Mrs. Pye will receive April 4th,
and not again thiB seasnn.
■I. Shaw Parker was in from his
Skookumchuck ranch on Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. R, I,. T. Oalbraith
of Fort Steele, were tn town Monday
W. B. Macfarlane Wa_i at Wardner
Tuesday  on  business.
M. H. riritt. of Victoria, was in
town Tuesday.
Mrs. A. 0, Mar. haw will r. reive on
Thursday, April Ind, and not again,
Mrs. J H. Smith will not receive
Thursday, April 2nd, and not again,
tins season.
Mr. and Mrs. A. JoDM and family
returned Monday from a visit to
their oil home in tbe old country.
Mr. and Mrs, H. H. Oray, of New
York City, were Cranbrook visitors
Horn—At the Cottage Hospital OU
March 21st, to Mr. and Mrs, James
Perns of this City, a daughter.
Born—At the Cottage Hospital 00
March 23rd, to Mr, and Mrs, T. H.
I'uHMiiiy of Bull  River, a son.
Spades will soon be trumps In the
spring pastime of gardening in Cranbrook.
Mrs. H. Watt, and daughter, Miss
Nieholson, nf Klko, were registered
at  the Cranbrook Tuesday,
The big mill of the King Lumber
Co. started up on Tuesday, Tliey
will continue Operations for the bat
sine uf tha  .ihi
A meeting of tbe Fernle Conservative Association will be held in the
Fernie Hotel on Monday for tbe tran
Baction of bUHineflfl.
A large number of Cranbrookitea
were at. Fort Steele Tuesday attending the funeral of the late Dr. H.
Provincial Chief of Police Minty,
of Fernie, was in town tbis woek on
official business connected with tbe
Hindoo murder at Bull River.
International Sanitary Hovers.
The best brooding device on tbe mar
ket. Kept in stock hy it. T. Williams Reliable Bgg Farm, Cranbroitt
Miss Edith McBride left on Weduea
day for Calgary, where she will
spend a few  weeks  with  friends nnd
Mr. John Lockerbie and wife, of
Edmonton and Miss Lockerbie ot Ft.
McMlChol, Ont., were visiting Mrs.
.1   s. Oaalake this week,
Kll,BY       FRAMES       PIOTURBS
Mr. and Mrs. F. W, tlreen returned Friday last from a visit to the
Old Country. They report having a
very pleasant  time,
0. H. HcDoufial, manager of the
.Sul!ivan group of mines located at
Kimberley, wus In Oranbrook Thurs
day on company business.
Southeast Kootenay was visited
by a severe snowstorm on Wednesday, at Fernie the snow acquired a
depth of six inches, and si Cran
brook a depth of about three niches.
Hiss Edith Caslske received word
from the Garbutt Business College
l/fthbridee. thHt she has passed b.r
examinations successfully and has
been awarded  a diploma.
Helen Gardner, world's greatest
picture player, playing In "Cleopatra", sii reels will be seen at the
Rt-x Monday and Tuesday, admis-
sion, li and 25 cents.
John and Jam*1**; Martin, real estate agents, who have been holidaying in the far east for the past two
months, returned to Cranhroc*-. on
Tuesday much pleased with their
Arrangements are being made by
the Maple Leaf Rebekah Lodge to
hold a ball in the Auditorium on A-
pril 2.. Invitations will be issued
the first week iu April. Keep the
date open.
Contractors Baker & Bamfield are
now engaged in placing an iron fence
around the post-office lots; as soon
as the fence is completed, weather
permitting, tbe vacant space will be
sown with lawn grass.
Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Worden and
daughter returned last Saturday
from a holiday trip to California.
They report having a good tinle, and
while absent met Mr. J, I). McBride,
who was also enjoying his visit to
Southern California.
Thc lure of the soil appeals to a
large number of men who are now
engaged in looking over the large
tract of land recently opened for
homesteading by the provincial government.
Gentlemen and your better half!
the high cost of living is due to buying for Credit to a great extent.
Get one of Leask & Son's Price Lists
and tbe coat of Living will come
At Fernie, on Sunday night, some
person unfastened the hoppers on 13
cars of Great Northern coal on the
tracks in the M. F, & M. yards, allowing the coal to be dumped on the
ground. The police are investigating the matter.
Among the old-timers of the Oranbrook district who will attend tbe
old timers reunion nt Nelson will be
(..und K. Mallandaine. V. Hyde Ba-
.er, A. B. Fenwick, K. Hanson, R.
L T Oalbraith, R. R. Bruce, of lnvermere and i*has. Rykert, of Rykert
An Important meeting of the Lady
members of the Young Men's Club
will be held at the Club next Monday afternoon at 4 o'clock. Every
member Is urged to he present. Tea
will be served by Mrs. J, R. McNabb
and Mrs. W.  E. Dunham.'
The annual meeting of the Ladles
Aid of the Methodist. Churrh will he
held at the Parsonage next Wednesday afternoon ft. 3 o'clock, The re-
nnrt of the year will be riven nnd
the annunl ejection Of nfl.r..H will
take piece All membera are .QnUAflt
ed to attend.
A TlPtiuhllesin r(.n"re«"m'tn c nrlii-
ded bin nrpumeM rtn the p.i»n<0 toll
eve-inn.-on bill n" foil* w-r "tf tb«
old AmeHcan oflc1-n lined 'tn nest
nri.h  Mn* mane o' the Pr'lloh !,-on,
'_bv ilnen tbe vnime An-l-T'Cfltl en«l«
trfirnh.* wllb fe*»f when (lie British'
linn only (rrnwl-"
Eye-Strain in Children
, nay come from a variety of
-auflea—usually Bowing or tasks
that require close application
of the eyes on any particular
object. Sometimes it comes
from trying to read in an imperfect light. No matter wbnt
tbe cause, we can cure it by
the fitting of correct GlBBSOfl to
children's eyes. But- -don't do
lay ■    Bring them here at once
Cleopatrajt the Rex
Countless thousands of men, women and children, scattered over the
length and breadth of the earth,
have awaited with tieen anticipation
the releasfc of Cleopatra hy the Helen Gardner Picture Players. Infinite
pains were taken to make the picture the most profound expression
of motion picture art ever achieved
As a tragic romance, aside from pic
torial artistry, the picture, by its
deep intensity, its cloamosa and vigor, its splendid sequential continuity nnd gripping beauty, its fullness
of dramatic and emotional quantities, set a standard not before attained. 'I'hls picture will be shown
at the Ret theatre, Monday and
Tuesday. March :iu nnd 81.
(        BROS.
(     Jewelers & Opticians
\ Cranbrook) B. C. \
rhe chicken thief is thriving in the
outskirts ol Cranhrook just now, on
Tuesday night Mr. A. B. Smith lost
a bunch ol 13 hens, a chinaman also
lost a similar number, lf the.perpetrators arc caught they will get
the full extent of the law; and if a
purchaser of stolen chickens is caught
he will receive a similar punishment
Mrs. W. H. Baldwin left on Thursday to join her husband in Swift
Currant, in which place they intend
to have their future home.
Geo. Powell was at Moyie during
the early part of this week on business.
From a statement made by a prom
inent politician, there is no doubt
that Sir Richard McBride, premier
of British Columbia, can have the
Commiasionership of Canada for the
asking. In fact, the party referred
to goes so far as to state that he
bas it in his pocket and bas bad it
for some time.
Anuo-punva   ivbiwdb
P. O. Box 801 Cranbrook, B.C
Funeral aUhe Edison
The funeral nr Lord Strathcona
will he shown at the Edison Theatra
on Saturday, April 4th. This film Is
one of great inti-rest to everybody,
especially so to those who are versed
ln the ceremonials that attach to the
burial of gregt men in that greatest
burial of great men in that greatest
of all cities, London. The Baldwin
time past very powerful pictures;
pictures that are educating in their
lessons to the general public; pictures powerful In drama and comedy;
pictures suitable to both young and
old, Thc additional feature of the
"Funeral of Lord Strathcona" ts
but another of the great pictures on
their circuit. You will benefit by
seeing it. Vour children will be instructed by sights unseen. Don't
miss it or you will have missed a
great picture.
SEALED Tenders will he received
by the Minister of Lands not later
than noon on ths 20th day of April,
1.14, for the purchase ot Licence
X 134, to cut 2,000,000 leet of timber
frum that area known as Permit No.
Ui, Block 4591, located near Loco,
East Kootenay.
One year will be allowed lor the
removal of the timber,
Further particulars ol the Chief
Forester,  Victoria,  B.C. 13-4
Rtioei top|_l»!2,wfir •}0»_l Wt
br. it w«ahle«_»'i unties,/ man
^■P&fe.iwf t*H _ H»
Bouquets for Hon.
VICTORIA, ii. 0,—Professor B. B,
Keit.uw, thi' iirniiiiiii'nt authority nu
. niVtitiy, writing iu the Inst Issue.
n( thr "-iii'strry Quarterly" on the
Timber Royalty Hill Hiiyn tlmt with
ith ('tuii'tnii'ut thi* provinco ol British Oolumbla tuki-s tho lend in modern anil efficient timber Inml administration,
Prolessor Fernow said: "A very
Important nnd very sane adjustment
ni royalties for ttmbor licences has
boon embodied in the Hill hy the lint
ish Oolumbla Minister of Lands, the
Hon. William R. Ross. The Minister of Lands, who whs responsible ior
the establishment two years ago of
an efficient Forest Service, has boldly
taken hold of the situation and solved the problem of equitable dialing
iu a most practical manner."
It gives stability to thc lumber
business for forty years without f.'ar
of disturbances, and, while we miss
provisions for improved forestry prac
tice, at least the financial side of the
Oovernment interest is better taken
care of, and changes to introduce for
estry methods are foreshadowed."
"With this legislation British Columbia takes the lead in Canada in
modern and efficient timber lands administration, which, by passing into
the hands o! the Forestry Service
promises a Snal forest management
for the future.
Latest laebion notes indicate tbat
the   Liberal   Easter   bonnet   will be
trimmed with the   same   old   white
•   •   .   •
The Borden government has borrowed money to pay the debts ol tbe
Laurier administration, and yet the
public debt of Canada is lower than
when the Liberals left it.
Neit in importance to thc field
cropB of the farm is the farmers'
garden. It should be the pride and
pleasure   of   every   member ol the
•  •  •  ■
The C.P.R. will expend twenty mil
Hon dollars on railway work ln the
WeBt this year. Most of this a-
mount will he spent on double-tracking operations in British Columbia.
It has been reported in England
and Canada that Sir Thomas Shaugh
nessy, president of the Canadian Pacific Railway, will be the next Canadian High Commissioner at London.
■  •  •  •
When we hear people wondering
wondering why the Opposition at Ottawa is so lamb-like we would advise them to gu to Ottawa where the
Opposition is, and take one look at
Revival Meetings
Judging from the reports coming
to us through the religious pnpers of
Canada thc dfiyfor purposeful sane
and successful evangelism Is far from
waning. A sentiment has for years
been gradually rooting itself in the
minds of many ministers that the
work of tbe Church Is becoming tn
be more than ever of a social nature.
Ihe socialized Church is no doubt
the Church of the future, hut she Is
learning tho truth by hard experience
that the social feature Is secondary
nnd tributary to the spiritual. The
Baptist Church of this city, under
tbe leadership of her pastor, Rev. O.
E. Kendall, is at present engaged in
a mission for the more complete establishment of professing Christians
in the faith.
The Incessant round of pleasure inviting the time and strength ot the
people of this western land make it
imperative for the Church to relieve
herself periodically that she may give
attention to the more Btable elements uf human life. Mr, A. E. Btill
man nf Calgary, whn has freiiuontly
addressed the people of Cranhronk
Is assisting In this work. With his
winning power In song and his sweet
Christian sympathy for the distressed and erring, this ennsecreatod business mnn has a message for all.
Though the week past has beon far
Irom favorable hy weather conditions
the attendance and Interest have all
been most encouraging.
Dr aperies Arc 8UU in Bvl
As rar ua one ran tell at tiie present
moment, thoro does not seem to be
any very -drastic change lu prospact
with regard to the styles for the new evening gowns anil danco frocks. Fashion still
clings closely to the omnipotent tunic,
wired, beflouncod or frilled; while thc
t-kirls show Ihe looped-up draperies and
crossover folds which were worn earlier In
the winter, though perhaps the new models
are slightly more ample, and more comfortable In consequence, than formerly.
The extensive use of jewels and embroidered trimmings, brocaded or silks
with bold patterns and raised designs In
velvet appliqufi make most of the evening
frocks beautiful Indeed, but somewhat too
elaborate to suit quite young girls though
charming for the married woman.
Tendency to Overdress. |
On« cannot help noticing that there Is a
strong   tei.dency   in   these   dayg   toward
"overdressing*' on the p;irt of lhe debutante; gorgeous finery Is very tempting,
no doubt, hut the fact ."till remains that
nothing becomes youth like simplicity, and
the severer styles are fur more effective
on th* whole than those suggestive of tha
stage or the wealthy dowager.
ono sometimes hear**! the complaint that
simple frocks are not eaej to find, thut the
majority of up-to-date models are built on
fantastic and Intricate lines, much bejewelled and bedizened; but after all, most
of these gowns suggest Ideas that, carried
out on more simple lines, will be perfectly
suitable for a young girl's wear.
Take, for instance, the gown of to-day's
Illustration, which has beon most cleverly
adapted from n beautiful French creation.
Tho original was carried out with gold
lace over ;i patterned brocade of gorgf-Mis
hue, but ln.-t.ad of this riot of color the
same excellent lines of drapery, -fee, can
be faithfully adhered to In materials of
plain tonlims, thus making It .nr daintier
and more becoming tu youthful benutv.
6neat hotels,
apartments, and most beautiful homes
hsve their walls coated with Alabastine. Why *
not yours ?   No other wall covering is no sanitary *
—or so beautiful.   Alabsstined walls are so charming,
soft, velvety.   Alabastine is applied with cold water and a .
flat brush. Ho trouble—you can apply it yourself, umi it will
last for yeara.   Alabastine will not fade or rub off.   lt is a
cement, and hardens with age. It can be re-coat-
1 ed without removing the old coat.
Alabastine comes in 21 different beautiful tints.   Come in aud let ns show
you  some specimens  of   Alabastine //
Let us show how to get beautiful Alabastine Stencils abso-     •«L«brt
lutely free.    With them you
can accomplish any desired color
scheme—you eau make your home
charming at a moderate cost.
Hardware and House Furnishings
• ***************r**********^
I I     _ *
ij Kootenay   Grill j
OPEN FROM 11.30 UNTIL 2.00 A.M.
Ladies' Tea Parties a specialty at all hours
for a reasonable price
Avoid the rush and engage
a private box or large dining table for
Sunday Evening
;; Cranbrook Orchestra in Attendance from 5.30 till 8.30 ■ >
p. in.
.*.*..*.* *.-■•,,•,,■ i,|,|,-,-.IH HI I ihuu H-t-H^^-.H-H-H-H- •
Canada Is going to celebrate tho eil lorty millions In building the
fiftieth nnnlversnry of Oohfedtr. tlon. Transcontinental. A lot ol amateur
An exhibition linn boen suggested, ' politicians are now going to prove
but tho belief acoma to prevail that ' tMll*. t,„, m,m„v „„„ wol|'H|lpnt| th,
the Laurier Opposition Is eihibition   ._„ ,,.,_  ,
. , task being nn onsy one lor the men
enough. I
a   •   .   . who taught Um llrltlsh Admiralty-all
Riport rollway men have lound .a,"Jllt defending the Empire at sea
that the Orit Uuvernuieut s.iunndei-   without ships.


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