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Cranbrook Herald Mar 22, 1898

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Her Picturesque Location, Surroundings, and
Future Prospects.
Divisional headquarters for c. n. p. ry.
Fertile    Mountain    Pork,    Surrounded   by    Rugged    Peaks
Teeming  With   Mineral   Wealth  Beycnd  Computation—■
The  Central  Location  of  Boundless  Resources.
If a nun should traverse nil of Bast
Kootenay from the nuith to the south,
and from the east to the w«t, In search
of tbe beat natutal locution for townslte,
a place to which there cotdd he no possible objection, one in fuet that would be
ideal iu every way, he could find jnst
one, and only one. There arc oihets
lhat bavc many attractive features, hut
none that combine every <;ood feature
tbat is considered requisite for a sntis-
factory townsite, except tbat on which
Cranbrook is located.
Tbe first Impression one receives ns
he emerges from thu wooded country
on either side, is thut nature had intended this spot for tlie building of a great
city. A level prairie, of ,^tx> acres, un*
dulating enough to give ample drainage
for sauitary purposes, traversed by three
clear mountain streams, witb a yield of
71X) inches of tlie belt of wnter, nnd Iihv-.
ing two magnificent! never freezing
springs, sen*..*:.1 forth a volume of water
large enough la supply thousands, witli
a beautiful grove nt the center, nud a
forest of great piuci. uiouarcha of the
mountains, skirting tbe edgca, and thus
jou have a liasty picture of the grandest
hitc nature ever created for tbo home-
of a large populace and the seat of
th-iving Industries.
Perhaps a more healthy spot could not
he found iu nil ll.iiili Columbia, a
country far famed i- ■ its won lerful c'i-
iitaic and health giving iir. Open suf
fictcnUy to give 5:-1* ■■'ij lo the brette?
of the Kootenay vail. >, fret from tuarshj
viouii''  ot bodies oi stagnant   water,
-t.li * ■ hlhflKiVoi'.iir -T^ jm.fuftl.
ieku'.-s ia unknown ni , -.
only nt those of cxticmc age. '1 Iii* much
lorihc physical features of Cranbrook,
which are of audi u nature thnt no mnn
would hesitate about locating lure, providing it is shown th.u other conditions
arc favorable.
Cranbrook ar- a Center.
Take a map of south east Kootenay,
(his vast territory that under tbe development of tbe past tw i tc-.m is 1 ringing
forth riches lhat is . ui-Kl-mdiiVug the
Klondike, in gold, silver, copper, lend,
coal, oil and agricultural products ; look
over this map for the renter, and you
will find it right at the town of Cranbrook, Not only is it the geographical
center, but owing to the siluatiou ol the
mountain ranges and valleys, it is the
pclnt that must be passed through going
irom north to south, south to north,
west to east or east to west through tlie
district. It is the only point in the district that ta easily accessible and equally
distant from all of the towns in the district. This fact is hu Important one,
since it is located on the main line of tlie
Crows Nest Pass road, aud on the main
wagon roads and trails leadui", Jn m the
four points of the compass iu Uast Kootenay, and must necessarily be the -seal
of tbe government of .south east Kootenay. It is the town tbat would be selected by a vote of all tbe people of the
district, since it ia the only town that
would be convenient to the residents of
all tbe towns aud settlements.
As a Commercial Pcint.
• Located as she is, within easy reach of
every town in the district, Cranbrook
enjoys a prestige that places her ahead
of any rival and gives her atl advantage
as a commercial point uuequalled by
*'*>y other town in Bast Kootenay. To
the north, south, east and west there
will he towns and settlements that must
necessarily depend upon one common
center for supplies. And the only town
that can meet this demand is the town
that handles the trade of the greatest
territory. Wilh ber unequalled facilities
for communication by rail, wagon road
and trail wilh every town and camp in
the district, Cranbrook is tlie only town
where merchants would feel justified in
putting in stocks tbnt would be necessary to hold such a trade. This fact is
quickly recognized by keen business
men, and as a result there will be several large mercantile bouses ready for
business as soon as the buildings can be
1 erected and the stocks secured.
As a Railway Headquarters.
When the permanent survey of the
Clows Nest Pass road had been made,
Ctaubrook-wub selected at once as divisional headquarters for tbe road. This
•"fans that as soon as tbe road is in op-
"ation, which will be in July or August,
jj large force of men will make tbeir
Jjomesin this town, as the divisional
headquarters carries with tbe establish*
"•"it of rthops aud all tbat goes with
ll*etu.     .'
■The C. P. R. have given it out as tbeir
Wley in tapping South Hast Kootenay,
h*t they proposed to take care of tbe
fulness of this territory, and would
ud branches whenever they were found
reason that the business is ready as soon
aa trains can be run, is the one from
Cranbrook to the North Star and Sullivan groups. There are two routes
through the St. Marys hills that are feasible, since the grade will be an easy
one, and they are the only two by which
that portion of the mining country can
be reached except by building a line at
fcxtr&urdittary cost. This places Cranbrook at tbe junction of this important
line, and will give ber direct transportation facilities with a rich mining district.
This will increase the demand for homes
iu this town, since it will add very much
to the population.
As a Mining Center.
There is a vast difference between a
mining camp and a mining center.
Throughout South Hast Kootenay there
will be a number of good mining camps,
but there can be only one miuiug center,
aud that town will be the one froui
which the various mining camps can be
most easily reached, and where tbe officii records ot the district can be
found. This pla< e will be Cranbrook.
A brii f glance at the relative locations
of the various mining districts and Cranbrook will demonstrate the fact tbat
there can be only one central point in
this district, mid tbat that point is Cranbrook, The St. Juigeue group is to the
west, tbr Perry Creek group to the weal-
northwest, the North Star and Sullivan
groups to the northwest, the Wasa group
lo the northeast, the Wild Horse group
to the e.ist nml northeast, ibe Dibble
group to the east aud southeast, and the
Hull River v.r nip to the south-southeast,
and what is more, Cranbrook is the only
own 11 tin lislrict that js convenient
.•onjli'1 •]■#-■; districts. Aaa result, the
I man -1 -".- ' in Heat Knotenaj- mi,tea, or
inteteM 1 in tl development of mining
|u*«perty , *>.* prospector who would
conic to Kast Kootenay to begin operations ; the investor who wonld desire lo
look lor properties, all would naturally
come to Ctaubrook as tbe most convenient point from which to reach any of
tbe Miuiug districts of South Hast Kootenay. This fact alone will add a good
many bundled people to the population
of thi* towu withiu tbe next twelve
A Great Smelting Point.
west of town. Within a very short time
many more men will be employed right
in Cranbrook in the laying of track,
building a roundhouse, section bouses,
etc., so that the population will rapidly
increase from this time on. No one can
miss it by engaging in business here.
There will be money in it, and good
money at that.
The Future of Cranbrook.
The future of Cranbrook is not a difficult problem. It stands today as the
principal point on the Crows Nest Pass
road, and its fortunate location will give
it a commercial supremacy unequalled
in Hast Kootenay. Although it has been
on the market only a few weeks, it ia
the most talked about town in this whole
territory, and already inquiring letters
are being received by Mr. Baker, the
local agent, from all parts of Canada and
the United States. Of course, being the
official town of the C. P. R.., and having
aa ita eastern repiesentative Mr. h. A.
Hamilton, land commissioner for the C.
P. R. at Winnipeg, Man,, the people appreciate that tbe town witb such influences back of it must necessarily be the
important point, and iu consequence
have a great interest in the conditions
as Ihey exist here,
Cranbrook will be a lively city before
tbe railroad reaches here, which will be
sometime iu August or September, and
from that time ou no town in Hast Kootenay will be able to keep up with her
A Profitless Session So Far as It Has
Been Conducted.
A Tribute to the Late Prcvlncln
Chief   Justice  Davie—Retirement of Speaker Higglns.
On the northwest side of the railway
line, beyond tbe site selected by the C.
)'. K. for their roundhouse and shops,
and near the foothills, ia the place where
tbe smelter will be located. Nature
has provided abundantly for the establishment of such an industry at this
point. There is ample facilities for securing au unlimited supply of water, and
there is timber sufficient to meet all requirements for years to come. As to
means of supply for the smelter, already
there are mines within a few miles of
Cranbrook, and on the line of the railway, tbat are developed to a stage where
their product would he sufficient to keep
one smelter busy. There are other mines
within a radius of only a few miles
about Cranbrook tbat will be shippers
wilhin twelve months, and from all of
these mines there is a down hill pull to
Cranbrook. The coal facilities east of
(he river, are a comparatively short distance away, aud fluxing material isrignt
at hand.
As a Residential Town.
The many advantages enjoyed by Cranbrook as a mining, comme'cial and railway center, will naturally create an unusual demand for residential lots, In
laving out tbe townslte, this fact was
taken iuto consideration by the owners
of the property, and the most attractive
portion of tbe town has been laid out
Into five-acre tracts for homes. With
ready communicatiou to auy point of tbe
district, telegraph and telephone lines,
electric lights and water works, on a site
for beauty and healthfulness unequalled
in Kast Kootenay, Cranbrook is destined
to become the city of beautiful homes.
No other town offers the advantages lor
the builders of homes that Cranbrook
does, and no other town in East Kootenay will have as many fine residences as
will Cranbrook by next fall.
Cranbrook as a Place to Invest.
Any reasonable man who is considering the question of investing iu any of
the towns in South East Kootenay, must
necessarily be impressed with tbe many
adyautagesenjoyed by Cranbrook. There
is uot a town in Canada today that offers tbe field for investment that Cranbrook does. It does not matter iu what
form one desires to make the investment,
whether it be in town lots or in business, he is sure of quick and profitable
returns. To the merchant, an unusually
good opportunity is presented to engage
in business. Cranbrook is going to grow,
and what is more, it will grow rapidly.
The merchants in the various lines of
business who are the first iu the field,
will enjoy au advantage that cannot be
overestimated. At tbe present time
there are large forces of men engaged \vt
rhe first one lo be built,  for the I work ou the rai road grade both east aud
A Little Data That Shows Cranbrook'.s Central Location.
Por tear that it may be doubted when
the question of Cninbrook's central location is presented, the folloving figures
arc given :
Cranbrook to Port Steele 12 miles
" "   Wasa si     "
" "   Mission  6   "
"   Wild Horse 18   "
" "   North Star 23   ■'
" "   Swansea it    "
4t "  Moyie City 22   "
" "   Kootenay Lake.. .80   "
Togo from Wardncr to Swausea one
must pass through Cranbrook, To go
from Wardncr lo Moyie one must pass
through Cranbrook, Togo from Swan-
sen to Port Steele one must pass through
Cranbrook. To go from Port Steele to
Moyie oue must past, through Cranbrook.
TogofiOUl Moyie Lake points to the
Mission one must pass through Cranbrook. To go from ltouuers P'erry to
Port Steele one mast pass through Cranbrook. To go bum Port Steele to Kus-
kanucit out;' •.'■"" nnas through Cranbrook. T« go tow'&loyiS ^Jytt^a* r
oue must pass tbrougu Cranbrook. To
go from Kootenay or Moyie lakes to
Wild Horse oue must p.iss through Cranbrook. To go from Fort Steele or Wardncr to the St. Eugene, Lake Shore, Palmer Bar, Moyie and many othc.- prominent mining properties one must pass
th tough Cranbrook. Thus it can easily
be seen that Cranbrook commands a central position, and upon the completion
of the load, will be the natural point
fur all people lu reach other localities in
the district.
A Company Formed for Furnishing these Necessaries.
One important feature in tbe building
up of any towu is the water supply. The
next is th.it of light. Tbe promoters of
Cranbrook, appreciating the fact that
there would be a steady and increasing
demand for the water and light both for
public aud private purposes, organized
a company some time ago to furnish them
to tbe people.
The water supply will be secured from
never-failing springs on the mountain
side, where sufficient head will be given
to furnish the water and also all the power required in the town. Owing to tbe
favorable topography of tbe town, a
splendidly equipped water system cau
be installed at comparatively small cost.
The electric light plant will be constructed at the same time. Therefore it will not
be long before each house iu town will
be furnished water, and the stores, residences and business houses lighted by
electricity. Iu connection with the
water system, as soon as it is in running
order, a fire brigade will be organized,
thus giving to the citizens of Cranbrook
ample fire protection.
Victoria, 11. C, March 15.—A full
month has passed since the initiation of
the present session of the local legislature, and yet—thanks to the policy pursued by the Opposition—much less has
been accomplished' than the Government had intended or the country
hoped for. What explanation Mr. Sent-
liu and his supporters wil] be able to
make to their constituents it is not easy
to imagine, for tbe most (disinterested
critic of the sessional proceedings must
condemn iu entirety the obstruction tactics which appear this year tp constitute
the entire Opposition stock in trade.
First of all the profitless debate upon
the speech from the throne was prolonged an entire week. And, as though
this turning of the "business council of
the Province into a debating class were
not enough no sooner had the Government essayed to redeem ita promise of
an early presentation of the estimates
than the gentlemen on the other side
were again in arms—determined to talk
upon the formal motion for supply,
which everyone concedes must pass
finally, until such time as lung power
nud the dictionary (taking the place of
intelligent argument) failed to serve the
purpose of further delaying practical
legislation, Tbe detenu inn tion of the
Opposition lo " talk agattis'. time" on
the motion that supply be granted is in
itself au admission of extreme weakness.
It is, fortunately, without precedent iu
British Columbia. The (Mfrlom of the
past has been to debate the budget when
it is actually before tbe Ilou-e—not anticipate for the sole purpose of keeping
back the work of the Province, preventing the early expenditure' on public
works to urgently requi.ed, more particularly in the up-country districts.
The only excuse put forward by Mr.
Seiulin and his friends will uot appeal
to tbe plain lover of common seuse, for
what the prior presentation of the redls
tributiou bill bus lo do with the question
o( supply it would puzzle a Philadelphia
lawyer to discover.
Yet tbe ppposiliou claim that until
nf  'fr' '^gft1 frjWftt wit
continue lo oh trUct the Supply bill,
holding that nHstributiou materially
(■fleets eipenditureS; although they have
not yet condescended to explain how
the allotment of members to be elected
by the people next July can bear either
directly or otherwise upon the expenditure of money to be decided upon this
session and by ihe House as at present
constituted. At the present writing the
"No Progress" sign is mill the Opposition banner, aud not only are the votes
for necessary public works withheld but
the country is daily compelled to pay
unnecessarily the cost of maintaining a
session not for the despatch of busiuess.
but for profitless speech making.
Iliggins* reasons for seeking the less
conspicuous seat ou the floor of the
chamber, he is eloquently silent. The
honeyed words of the Opposition leader
failed to wiu from bim a word of explanation or of condemnation of the Ministry. It is however significant of his intention tbnt he chooses a conspicuously government seat—aud with apparent
comfort aud satisfaction.
The senior member for Vancou\
CMr. Williams) has beeu devoting by fa^
the greater part of his time during the
present session to the condemnation of
the government for having exceeded the
powers granted, and the intentions of
the legislature in the matter of the Nelson and Port Sheppard land allotment.
A complete return of all information in
this matter has been promised by the
government, who ask simply that assertions of wrong doing be witheld until
this evidence is produced. This is but
fair, for uo honest man would prejudge,
and the papers that will soon be laid before the house may change the entire
complexion of affairs.
Cranbrook Is Fortunate in Having a Bed of the Best Quality.
It is not nu easy matter to find good
brick clay in this valley, but now and
then a bed of it is discovered. Cranbrook is fortunate in this respect, since
it has right on the townsite a bed of
brick clay of first-class quality. It has
also been tested in England for its qualities as potters' clay, aud declared to
equal the best obtainable in that country.
The distovcry of this clay is important at this juncture, with a vast amount
of building ahead in the town. A company has been formed for the manufacture of brick, and as soon as the weather
will permit, work will be inaugurated on
the plant.
Railroad Camps About Cranbrook.
At the present time there are several
railway camps east and west of Cranbrook, where large forces of men nre
employed, and these forces are being
daily increased. These camps, for the
present, are compelled to depend upon
more distant plnces for supplies, but this
will be changed withiu a few weeks. By
that time large aud varied stocks of
goods will be opened ih Cranbrook, and
this trade will go to the natural center.
The few measures which the Government has succeeded iu getting through
the enemy's Hues contrast sharply with
the obstruction policy referred to. They
ate eminently practical, terse aud common sense. The bringing into force mid
effect of the Revised Statutes, the definition of the legal meaning of stated
time, the legalization of past action in
grouped advertising of claims iu application for certifications of improvement,
the amendment of the Farmers' Institutes act to increase the power of the
agriculturists for mutual benefit by the
application of co-operaliou principles—
these are oil tbe well-considered acts of
busiuess men, and as such tbey must appeal to the sound sense of the country,
The regrettable death in the zenith of
his useful career of the Provincial Chief
Justice, Hon. Theodore Davie, naturally
iutei tered in no small degree with the
sessional work of the week just closed.
Though entirely removed by his elevation to the bench frout the arena of politics, tbe late jurist had been a man of
such superlative energy, so forceful aud
so progressive withal, that the impress
of his individuality remained clear and
distinct with the parliamentarians of
whom be luid so recently been a leader.
They unanimously andsinceiely regretted his untimely removal, und friend
joiucd former foe in paying tribute to
his mental ability, bis honesty of purpose aud bis unchangeable fidelity to
whatever line of action seemed to him
most conducive to the country's good.
As a man living and fighting among
men for place and power, Theodore Davie was known as an eminently practical
politician, whose formula for success
was hard work and determination. Iu
history he will be given a higher place,
as having seen with a statesman's eyes
the future greatness of the Province for
whose advancement hts busy life was
spent, and who, seeing, had been bold
enough to legislate for tbe Greater
Province thnt was to be upbuilded.
A select committee will probably be
appointed during tbe next week to seriously inquire into tbe advantages possessed by Mr. A. A. Farwell's invention
to facilitate the holding of elections.
This is au adaptation of the principles
of the cash register and the nickel-in-the-
slot machine, and aims to make voting
an automatic performance with absolute
secrecy and accuracy to Commend it.
Machine voting has beeu heard of for
long, but voting by machinery is something new. The device which Mr. Far-
well presents has many appaient advantages to commend it to careful con-
Cranbrook Will Soon Be a Telephone Centre.
Maurice Quain, Ejtst Kootenay manager of the C. W. ll. T. Company, has
been superintending tbe construction of
a telephone line from Swansea lo Fort
Steele by the way of Craubrook. The
line is now nearing completion, and will
be open to the public this week. It will
be extended, however, to other points,
as rapidly us the work cau be done. Mr.
Quain stated to the Herald that it was
Un: intention of the company to build
branch lines to the North, Star mine,
Wasa, and other camps as the demand
was made. The completion of this Hue
places Cranbrook iu telephone connec-
l:on witb the telegraph, which will be a
grtat convenience until the C. P. R. telegraph line is completed to Cranbrook,
which will be withiu sixty days time j
Por a new'-v-yirnftf Cnti brook is' cat'ehi rig
ou to civilized ways with pleasing rapid
 ♦■>♦ j)
II. G. Kmidict, of Portland, Ore., was
a guest at the Cranbrook House Saturday.
There has been some excellent trout-
fishing this winter in the lakes near
C. E. Finch, the well-known mill man
of Mooie city, passed through here Saturday, en route to Fort Steele.
About one-half the male populatiou
of Cranbrook visited Steele last week
in attendance at a St. Patrick's day ball.
Messrs. Cowati and O'Neil, sub-contractors on tbe Moyie lake tunnel, passed through Craubrook yesterday en
route to Ft. Steele on legal business.
P. C. Bernard Harvey is the local
agent of the C. P. R. at this point. Mr.
Harvey is pretty well known throughout
this part of East Kootenay, and is highly esteemed for his excellent business
qualifications and pleasing personality.
Rev. John G. Duncan, M. A., representing the Presbyterian denomination
as its missionary in the district embracing Cranbrook, Fort Steele, Warduer
and adjoining territory, was in Cranbrook from Saturday until Monday, holding the first religious services and ,ritlw- -
eriug the first sermon preached ih Cranbrook.   He was the guest of tlie East
First Religious Services Were
Held in Cranbrook Sunday.
In the ordinary run of human affairs
the simple services of the Presbyterian
cburcb, held in the dining-room of a
hotel but a few days from the hands of
tbe builder, would prove an item of so
little importance as to be unworthy of
more than two or (hred linos In the co.uninsot
tlielo:-al newspaper, espoelully wlienfUscoa-
sldorcd th-it iu timiisiuiils ot hamlets, towns
and cities throughout tlie wo.-ltl there were bo-
in!; held- unh-'-tli-d liy ail oilier than tho participants, uundtlocd by tho press—imposlnR religious ceremonies in otliflcea erected for lhat
purpose nml varying In stye :tnil architecture
from the luuiihle log ehurcli butlitlog to .ho mag*
iiillociit cathedral with its surplleod choir and
grand organ pealing forth its soul -Inspiring
nuti's nnd rendering morn solemn aud impressive the con-monies for tho worship of thut Supreme Creator who at the ilav of Resurrection
will judge all according to thoir ile.seits—tlie
proud and haughty nud the meek and lowly-tlio
rick and prosperous anil the poor au.l suffering
-thoro will bo no distinction thore, exospt mor*.
It. All thoso grand mil Imposing ceremonies ,
were being conducted at tho same tlint) that an '
lnunble and meek follower of the Nii/a.eiic who
died that all might be saved was preaching hero
In a frontier town, and probably being conducted
without a co.uiiient or passing notice from the
press of the vicinity, or thought from ethers
than thoso present.
Last Sunday, ltev, John Q. Duncan, m. a.,
held Presbyterian services lu tho dining-room of
Kast Kootenay Hotel,and preachid to a largo] Kootenay house,
oongi'ogatfon, population ootuldor'eil Tlie oe* ,
ciision is especially noteworthy from ih; fiiotl a-Bong the prominent guests of the
that the services wero the llrstof the nature held Cranbrook hotel the past week were the
InCranbnwi.anil tlio preacher tho first rogu- following!   Maurice Ouaiu  Ottawa* A
hii-l.- nnli.lmifl  TV.jtii.-t.iii.: tnlntntm- tn lulrli-naal mi '     -.    „ * «WtUU,   UllOWB,   X..
M. C. Keenan, R. Shaw, C. M. Davis,
Fort Steele; M. G. llekennan, H. Mil-
ton, Palmer Bar; S. S. l^razer, Goat
Landing; Thomas Hopkins, E. O'Nicll,
Moyie; E. H. Small Warduer; F. B.
Vanteon, Swansea; J. C. McRae, Syl-
vanile, Mont,; M. Monroe, East Warduer; C. E, Finch, J, C. McRae, Moyie;
R. E, Kiusey, 'Wallace, Idaho; E. H.
McArthur, Riceville, Out.; Geo.O'Niell,
\Villiam O'Niell, Elk River; G. H. Miner)
C. Martin, Winnipeg; Angus McKinnon',
J.   O'Connors,   Moyie;  F. Boissuuoult.
Shaving Soaps, Etc., for Men,
Toilet Goods tor Ladies.
While the fair sex is not as yet represented lu Craubrook by overwhelming
uuuibeis, the lime is not far distant
when they will be quite numerous hereabouts, as the combined good looka of
atl the gentlemen the IIi,i:a.i,d reporter
has seen since his arrival, together wilh
the certain prosperity iu store lor this
embryo city, will prove au attraction
that will draw harder than one of grandma's mustard piaster.^; consequently,
ere the lapse of many weeks, Tue Herald expects to have its arrival column
loaded with items afler this order: "Mr,
und Mrs. John Newcomer und daughters
arrived Friday and will hereafter reside
iu their haudsome residence on Fifth
Appreciating this condition of affairs,
Mr. K, U, lieattie, formerly of Manitou,
Manitoba, will iu the near future have a
full slock of drugs, chemicals, toilet
articles for ladies nnd gentlemen, and
other goods usually found in a business
house of this nature, on sale in the new
store building now being erected by the
I.ei'.cb Brothers. He is wise iu takiug
time by the forelock.
A unique and yet not Unanticipated
sessional incident of the past week, was
the retirement from the Speakership of
Mr. D. W. Higgius, and the elevation of
Mr. Booth lo the Chair. The choice of
the member for North Victoria for the
position wns admittedly wise, and could
not bnt be eudor- cd by both sides of the
house. Ne is not only an experienced
parliamentarian, but a scrupulously holiest interpreter of the rules he knows so
well. In consequence he may be looked
to confidently to fill capably and intelligently tbe Speaker's chair.' As to Mr.
A Full Line Will Soon Be on
Sale   in  Cranbrook.
Mr. G. H. Miner is a young man who
fully appieciates the triteness of the advice given lo the then rising generation
by the once famous editor, Horace Gree-
ley, has left Manitou, Man., nnd came
west to grow up wilh the country.
Mr. Miner was for a long time with
the well-known house Chalmers Brothers & BeMiune. dealers iu hardware, etc.,
at the nbove-mculioued place, uud consequently has had much experience. He
will occupy, at the commencement, one-
half of the store-building now being
erected by G. & A. Leitch. The Herald doubts not that ere tunny weeks Mr.
Miuerwill find lhat be will need the
whole structure, as the amount of build-
tug already in si^ht for Cranbrook will
iu itself call for large quantities of Ihe
lighter classes of hardware.
lurly ordainud Protectant minister to address .11
Bast Kootenay audloncc. 'I he tlma will como
whon tin; little Blithering there assembled 10
worship their .Maker will be frequently referred
:n as tho IIrat or Its kind lu this lotion, aud the
preacher as the flrst Protestant divine to oillcl-
iito-thot time will Miro'y com-, a time when
Hlto.it nut ina.-nbieeul church entires will grace
tlio streets of tho town whluh nature lias en*
ilowed wuh su many bunulioaaud such Ikhuuq-
0116 ri-sourcei,
j.-ii-i* of space provents Tiik IIkiiamj giving
In full ltev. Duncan's remarks, bnt lu.hrlct thoy
were us follows:
lie coutrasted the humility exompUfled iu tlio
spirit so characteristic o( the Savior's life with
tho pride ot wealth or birth su prevalent in the
times displayed by profd&Inj 1 iKi-llans, nnd
pointed out that tho nearest iip.-i->-xirn.itloii to
hollncs, was always associated with the deepest
Boilsb of shortooiuln0'< The moro humble the
christian was, the inure was he liko rhe .Savior
wlut "humbled I.Insult unto death, eveu tho
death of the cross." He must bo omptiud of
self that ho inny Lo tilled with Christ, Tho
|i,*eao!ier also dwelt upon the spBclat mission of
theciu'isii-.n.to "minister utito others,'.' or to be
asotvautof others for "ChrlaVa sake, and set
forth the Bolf-deaylOd nnd glorious example of
tho tiavtor. who, though heaven aud earth bc-
lnngedto Htm, had nowhere to lay Ills head.
stihcml unparalleled trials nud hardships, endured tho coulr.'idlctlou of sinners and llmtly
gavo tip the body of Ills humanity nsa sacrifice
for the sins of n sinful uud guilty world. Tho
preacher then asked hu bearers If Christ's death
was nothing to thi m or if iho uuniuot Christ
wus merely a charm to stave oil. evils. Without
Christ thore was no hone for sinful man No
farms or ceremonies or charms wero of nny
avail, for there was no oilier mediator between
Uud and man. but the mail (heist himself.
1 lnlsi is tlie si'i-ii-'iirer. The prouuher urged
upim bis hearers to m:.ke t.ie who decision to
turn {rum sin with hatred of It, to east them*
sbIvcioh the mercy of (.ml ai manifested In
( hrisl, aud believe wiih heart.and soul in Christ,
tlie Sou of mun, tho .-nivlor of mankhrl
Tlirouiihout tho (llsoottroe, 1 Hi is! nit Ions were
drawn from nature u.id lilstor/. aud ihe people
of Cranbrook listened wt.li tlie deepest Interest.
Mr. Duncan's place at Fort Steele waa
taken by Mr. McRay, ex-Methodist
minister of Iuntsvale, Alberta, so that
both places had the opportunity of bearing the gospel preached.
\* Cranbtook Hotels.
One of the best hotels m Bast Kootenay is the Cranbrook House, managed
by Ryan & Morrison. It ia well furnished throughout and already has a
reputation that attracts traveleis
throughout this territory.
Mrs. Donahue bus completed a commodious house, which is now open to the 1 pany in that far-away laud fp/tff open-
public. This estimable lady would have ing of a number of ledge propositions
a house fult of boarders if she hnd nolh-' in this vicinity, on which he basjui oping but. a shack instead of one uf thejtion. Also for operating placer ground
most comfortable houses in this .section  ! amounting  to   3G0   acres—nlso held on
as she is noted for ber splendid cooking, '■ gPfc11 *% ^"^H^J*-? ft Wfc! W*
■1 1 ^,      ,      j-     .■ ,-   .    S. Cranston and .Mr, Melton, iiicludinrr
ond no one ever left ber door dissatisfied, ■   ■■ l ia"'1-
Sorae of the  "Work Now Being-
Done in That District.
It poes almost without saying that the
rugged mountains surrounding Cranbrook are the abiding place of immense
deposits of gold, silver, copper and lend.
In fuet, while the entire district, so far
es systematic prospecting for led-^e
mines is concerned, may be denominated
as unexplored country, enough is known
lo emphatically slate that small veins or
stringers of extremely rich gold and silver ores exist, which nre feeders to large
bodies of lower grade ores of gold, silver, copper and lead,
Tiik Hkiiai.d was pleased to meet in
Its office last Saturday Mr. II. W. Melton, a prospector and miner of long nnd
varied experience in both Kast nnd West
Kootetiay mining enterprises, Mr. Melton is now opera',:ii£ ou the Babylon
group of mines in the Palmer hiiiistrict
aud there engoged in running a Jospect
tunnel 50 feet for a ledge sholng 40
feet on the surface, strongly impr tinted
wilh Ihe precious minerals. 1 is designed to cut tbe ledge at a dept of 35
feet; if the showing at that poin ihould
prove encouraging additional v rk for
the exposure of the ore body vill be
speedily undertaken. The point! which
Mr. Melton is operating is on lie east
pronii of Talmer's Bar Creel eight
miles from Cranbiook. Pour fieii ate
Bushing the work and have pejetrnted
26 feet. [
Placer Enterprise.I,
Mr. A. U. Watts", of Liverpool, England, is organizing n dcveh'pim, en
ymftlffj  ''•■-  ^Vw^'Ufrr
Donald, Moyie; Jauiea Cowan, Thomas
O-Mitjl, Moyie Lake.
Ita Remarkably -Well-Equipped
Plant Ever Ready to " Saw
There are sawmills and sawmills in
frontier districts—at least there are alleged sawmills that make a pretense of
manufacturing lumber but eucceed iu
In East Kootenay it has remained for
the Cranbrook Lumber Company to pnt
iu Ihe only plant that is entitled in full
to be called a sawmill, aud which has
manufactured since its installation late,,-.- ■
iu August last about l.oco.ooo feet of all
kinds of lumber, at present haying in
its yards about one-half million feet of
rough and finishing lumber, to which is
added a large stock of shingles, mould-
The plant is new throughout, consisting of all the latest machinery for the
manufacture of wood building material,
and runs as rapidly and smoothly as the
tongue of a Dakota divorce-court lawyer. From the time of starting the entire plant has been iu successful operation, and its output is first class, as a
visit to the ) ards and a glance at the
systematically arranged lumber pile,
covered with shed roofs will convince a
An abundance of yellow pine and
tamarack limber is adjacent to the mill,
which is cutting 15,000 feet per day, and
Tiik IIkkai.d feels safe and lakes
pleasure in recommending the Cran-
hrook Lumber Company to the patronage of tho residents of all points in
Kootenay accessible to Cranbrook who
may require anything in Ihe line of lum- I
The company is composed nf ihe
Leitch Brothers, of Oak Luke, Manitoba, manufacturers of hitjh-class (lours,
aud the- fact that they have been able to
put in this flue, new plant at a cost of
$5.00 per 100 pounds freight, aside from
ne jmm.W -. v ife of Ihe plant and construction of buildings, o-.d.ulace in tluv	
yards nearly 500,000 feet of "h.woe'r
shows that the company is composed
uot only of men of energy, hut of con,
siderable financial resources. All buildings in Craubrook, the numerous C. 1-.
K. buildings in Warduer—a. well a-;others in that towu—without mentioning
many smaller orders from the adjacent
country, have been built wilh Craubrook
The buildings of the plant, principally
the mill, office, mess-house and .-tables,
all bear the impress of permanence, and
ill common with the general working ar-
rangcnieu'fl of the camp, display the executive ability of a successful busiuess
man, Mr. Archibald Leitch, the r.-sident
manager, win. is ably seconded in the
office by Mr. Alex. Moffat.
Thh IIkkai.i. takes pleasure iu again     ►
recommending Ibis company to the put-
A Bank for Cranbrook.
I miles from Cranbrook and near the rail
j road 1 ight of way.    These placers have
I been   operated  at   intervals  for  many
The   bank  of Montreal   has   secured ^'ears;,"' ™'siderubl() profit,   tt-b pro-
three lots iu  Cranbrook, ami when the ' ffildert.k!.«?,P',",y«'',*'' "W™'1
. .1 W1U undertake very extensive operutiuus
necessary  arrangements can  be made,   Bud work U,e consolidated properties be
1   lira It /all   11,  tlliua-'fir . l.n   I, .  .1 1 I  .   . ..    . *T   '   .* *
adjacent placers on Palmer bar, about 6 ' ronage of a-l within reach of Ctaubrook.
will iustal a branch iu this city.
the hydraulic syjuUiu.'"
and has no fear in saying that the public
will lecetve just and courteous treat ment.
It might be well to add that the company will deliver rough lumber on the
townsite for $ 16 per thousand feet, uud-
su-facrd lumber   rt <:o   clU'l   \.\tU.u;
l'J2  Ul li UprtllHl. ——1    "\
IHI1LIS1I1NU CO., : : Proprietors.
j-n;in oi' snnsauPTiox
larariabljr ia advaao :
Dm' Veor
*a on
i no
\ First-class Job Printing Establishment
In ct <i KCti.nl nitli tliu but-ill hb.   Sum-
pica bIiihui.  Ask Ior prices,
g How the Danforths Moved,
IE Danfurtha were mowng thut
iSrst of .May. It was their fourth
i! in three years, u very unusual ree-
for n family of nny pretentious to
jiectabUltj' in the staid little town.
I the Danforth name had been oue
he most aristocratic there for many
l-'irst we lived in our own dear old
h me, where I was born," Frances hail
,■■ time ruled the evening before, sitting
. i tho porch in the soft April* moon-
, ght, with her lover on the steps just
below her. "Then when Cousin Zebe-
dee und the mortgage took that, in
spile of all our pinching and planning
nil the yeurs 1 was growing up, we had
lhat nice bouse on River street. The
uexl year we had to give that up as too
expensive and move to this place,thatl
nii^lit say something aguinst, but
won't, boeuiiKC—well, because I won't,
hick," she lucidly explained, with a
downward smile at the young man,
who knew very well that she forgave
tlie bouse its many faults for the sake
of having found her romance within its
wiills. "Hut there's nothing but the
Inwness of the rent in favor of the
house we're going to," Rhe ended, "It's
cramped uud shabby and inconvenient
ia every way. When I think how far
below the old home we've got in only
three years, 1—1 really fear we shall
liml ourselves moving out to the poor-
iaini one of these aprings."
"ll vou would only move to my house
one of these springs—or sooner," began
]tiik Stedman, reaching up to take one
nf liis sweetheart's small brown hands,
_aSX-~  that were pretty In spite of all the work
*     theyUul bad to do.
lint Kremecs pulled it impatiently
"You couldn't afford to marry my
whole family, Dick, even if we'd let
you, and tbey can't possibly spare me
'as niaid-of*all-Work and general manager us lung as tbe money comes in so
slowly ami the children grow out of
their clothes so fast. There! don't let
us waste any more time to-night talking of disagreeables or of what can't
■•If your grand-aunt only hadn't
made such a cruelly unjust will," Dick
begun again; and again Miss Danforth
cut him short.
"If wishes were horses, then beggars
would tide," she quoted, absurdly.
"My grand-aunt did make her own will
tnsulthcrsolf.as.l probably shall If ever
" I am a wealthy old BpmSter una able
alTord dislikes; and what is the use of
ifs?   Once more I suggest tbat you
start some pleasnntcr topic this last <
our evenings on this    pleasant   old
Apparently he obeyed; for their talk
grew low-toned, anil her pretty dark
bead and his comely, fair one drew
quite unnecessarily close to each other
as it went on. When lie left, which was
early, in consideration of her busy morrow, there was the brightest of smiles
on jMiss Danforth's face us she went into tbe parlor.
Rut. the smile faded ns she looked
round tho familiar room. The trail of
tbe mover was already upon it. The
tacks were out of the carpet, and the
bookcase was emptied and its contents
rolled in a corner.
The handsome furniture—much too
handsome and aristocratic in Its stately old-fashion for the cramped Utile
room with ita cheap, glaring, gilt paper
nnd worn carpet—bore traces of rough
lisuage, Frances stopped on her way
to bed to pityingly study the scratches
iiul dents on a secretary of inlaid mii-
Tlie furniture had been the solo legacy left, .Mr. ItaiifortJi by the will of his
Aunt Deborah, an eccentric old lady
who had practically adopted him as
a hoy, brought bim up in idleness to
expect her money, and turned Mm nut
v.iihout a penny when he declined to
marry to please ber and did marry to
please himself.
His wife wa* on orphan, with n pleasant house of her own, which France*!
Mill regretted, and lu- hod gone tn
work gallantly to -support himself ami
his, ami for ». time hud prospered. Mat
luavlng no profession and being without
much business faculty, Mr. Danforth
luid failed to attain more than a very
moderate salary in an oflice, while his
\\ ife had curly settled down ns a mild,
i chronic Invalid, whose oanatont worry
ever the way her doctors' bills and
oilier needs ate into the family income
t'lil not Improve her chances of rc-
v .wry.
Wben at length Miss Deborah died, it
wns found Unit she had left all her valuable antique furniture to Iut flupliew,
the last of the TK-rfiortlis, coupled
Vi'v.-*'b>r|MuVLsion that he should forfeit It if he ever attempted to sell a
•ingle piece, and bad bequeqlaed her
very considerable fortune to a distant
trnil already well-to-do cousin, Zebedcc
Smith by name.
Mr. Danforth hnd philosophically ao-
repted the situation and tha furniture,
celling otT tbe commoner things he already hnd to settle some bills of longstanding with tbe proceeds, and crowding his small rooms with tlie richest of
carved oak nnd mahogany, must of
which was presently .still further dec-
rnlttl by the juckki.ivesnnd boothecls
i.i' Ida Irrepressible Imys.
Mr. Huiitif had   likewise  used   his
legacy to the beat advantage, and made .
considerable merit of soon after accom-1
moilating his Danforth cousins with a
•* loan on their Iiomestcad.
The next day was one of storm and I
stress to Frances, on whom the weight
of the household burdens always fell.    |
AIr. Danforth, of course, hnd to go to
the office, And Mrs. Danforth retired tx».
a frond's house with her usual head-1
•MUfow live moving haul fairly lw-
tfttn.   Frum-*-. und   her   ever-faithful
'"■"b-uantu, Jack UHkbaD, the 15-year-
old twins, were left to deal with the af-
fnir, devoutly desiring to be spared the
assistance of the four younger children,
Ittfely dispttitched to school, who reveled in confusion 'like petrels in i\ Wm-
pest, but bad small idea of work.
Jean, tho wise and womanly, went on
to the new house that the three had
cleaned the. day before, to look after
and place tbo furniture ns it arrived,
while duck divided his services as needed, and Frances superintended tbe
Hitting from the old home.   ■
While she worked her thoughts were
bitter. She would not havo minded labor if it hud led to anything, but .ill
their efforts were scarcely even softening tbeir fti.ll. Year ufter year the family was slipping down. The younger
ones were growing up to harder times,
leas advantages, than even she had had.
Jean hnd been obliged to leave school
last year to help at home, und Jack could
not continue after this term, but must
go to work, as lie had already had to
do in tbe vacations. And she bad tried
so hard to let them keep on a little
longer. Jean WO* a born teacher, if she
eoi»'il only be educate*! herself, and
,kuk bad many talents, lint there was
nothing for them In lite but drudgery
—nothing for the youngestchihlrenbut
the same.
And she—she eould not leave them
When she was so needed. She, too, must
toll on hopelessly, and crush down all
natural longing for ease and brightness and girlish pleasures—crush down
even love.
Sbe fairly bated the costly old furniture, eveu while she watched carefully
o\er its packing by the truckmen, who
were inclined to bo impertinent to ber
about its weight and her cave. Even
it could help thom so much, if only
tbey were allowed to sell it,
She got a hasty dinner at noon for
the others, but was too heated uud tired
to eat herself, lt was not till mid-
afternoon that thfc last loud started for
the new house.
Tbo truckmen, who had evidently had
something stronger than coffee to drink
after dinner, and wero in a hurry to be
through, being paid by the job and not
the load, piled the things on recklessly
high. When Frances ventured to re
monstrate, they were insolent.
.lack, witli the protection of his incipient manhood, was at the other
bouse; sbe could oully stand aside and
pretend not to notice tlie half-drunken
fellow's muttered contempt for "worn
en's and (i-oor folks' bossing.
Tlie load wus packed at last. The
crowning piece wus the beautiful old
inlaid secretary t bat hud been the pride
of Miss Deborah's library. As the
horses moved under the whip and oath,
and the wagon Started, making a too-
sharp turn Into the rond from its
bnclted-up position opposite tbe front
gate, the secretary trembled on its unsteady perch — tottered — fell — and
crashed in pieces on the sidewalk.
The horses got another cut for their
awkwardness, tuid without apology or
MiMumcnt, the truckmen drove hastily
off. They were to be paid at the new
house, and they hoped) to get their
money before news of tihelrcare-le&sne&g
reached there.
To Frances, overwrought as she wa*
iu mind and body, the accident seemed
the last stroke of fate. She sat down
among the ruins and cried, with her
apron toher eyesjCarelesB who might
sic ber.
Dick S tod man saw her nfnr as he
came up the. quiet, eln.-sJiaded street,
and arrived on a run in Ids anxiety.
"My dearest girl! what are you doing'.'" cried lie. "Are you hurt, or what
lins happened?*'
lie wus going on hi* kwes beside hor,
but Frances stopped bim by rising with
the dignity of all the colonial Dan-
tort lis, embodied in a very small worn
tut wearing a faded calico dress and
large gingham apron.
"Don't be uL'trmed, Dick," she said,
"and don't do tlie distracted Romeo out
here; for old Miss Wicliitt has bean
watching through 'her blinds till day
to see our things as tbey go, tuid she's
Ipiobubily looking at you now. Yin
not hurt iu the least, but my Grand*
aunt. Deborah's writing-desk lias hod au
accident, an4 is a noble wreck in ruinous perfection. Behold it!" with a
tragic gesture down at the ruins. "Who
could ilc-iv a tear to such literally fallen
Vory littlo oauhl be done for it, evidently. The heavy fall on the stones
bad folrl) split it in pieces. lt« spindle
legs had sustained several compound
fractures; one side was In splinters,
the shattered drawers had fallen but,
nnd bits of delicate Inlaying lay- all
about the pavement.
Dick went on piling the pieces
methodically at one side; then moving
the main j>art, picked up some -wipers
nitd rose to give them to Frances.
"Your h-ttcm will be blowing all
about the street if you don't take care,"
be said.
"betters? There were none In the
desk. No ono bus used It since my
grand-aunt dild. These must be sonic
of hers, crowded out of a drawer and
in behind the frame somehow. It can't
be any harm to seo what they tare,
though, I suppose."
She. unfolded them ns she spoke.
There was an uninii-ortfiint receipted
biill or two, a tax assessment of the year
Miss Deborah died, then a crackling,
lngal-looklug sheet of parchment.
"I, Deborah Danforth, do make and
publish this my lust will and testament," read Frances. "Dick, it must bo
I —it can, be-it is another will of hers,
and in ly father's favor! And it is
dated -iter the one tliat disinherited
Tlio r.i.nf.'i'th.s moved once more before tba. spring bad deepened into summer, ahctlee Smith was ftn honest
man, if . hard one, and the new-found
will wnaunimpeachable.
Tie did not attempt to resist It, ami
Mr. Daubrth was liberal to bint In taking bucklus own. Atul tlie Danforths
moved ino Miss Deborah's stately old
■stone hot'-e in time to have Frances
married from therc.-~J/iilies' World.
Hut Stuff.
"These s;msages are peppery enough
to moke a man lighting mad."
"They nmst be made from the dogs ot
war."—Cleveland Plain Dealer.
JInrt  II In Good Point.
Susan-Tbut Charlie Lazybones te the
Slowest ii ort al 1 ever saw!
Delia—How delightful it must bo to
hifia hian.—Town Topics.
One Item Overlooked.
Dioer—They say the rubber trust
luis cornered ever^tWufl in its line*.
gpiccr—Excc-pt the rcMtwurant spring
chickett,-»rooMyo-jlfa.^u „„„ „,,,..„,
Army wives generally have unmarried sisters,   These sisters alwnyscomo
out to visit them,and tue rest goes by itself.
Mrs. Lorrilard had au unmarried sister. She was very attractive. She was
far more attractive than Mrs. Lorrilard
ever eould have been. The girl's name
was fepericei—May Spencer, She wits
18 years old, if you took her word for
It; and she was blond nnd pink and
white and plump. She came from
tome place in Ohio, and she visited the
Lorrllards at Stanton—which Is in New-
Mexico, 1(W miles from the .railroad,
across Dead Man's valley (there is always n Dead Man's valley) and some
steep hills and a lava bed n mile wide.
It you have never seen a lava bed, you
cannot appreciate that, You might try
to knagine liic. ocean lashed into fury
by a simoon, then fancy its great waves
and billows and swells changed suddenly to dark gray-brown stone nt the
height of the storm, and you may form
•i vugue idea of what tho lava bed between Fort Stanton und the railroad ib
It frightened Miss Spencer badly.
The ambulance went slipping, and sliding, and coasting, and thumping, and
bounding over the one passable part,
in a way that only an ambulance conducted by a driver who hns spent his life
on Arizona and New Mexico roads could
possibly stand. It put all the laws of
centripetal force and of equilibrium at
namg'ht. It and the four mules were
lows unto themselves.
Miss Spencer wns not accustomed to
that tort of thing. She stood it us long
as she eould, nnd then she told Maj.
Kochc—in whose chargo she was traveling—that sbe meant to get out and walk.
She had bothered the major a good deal
Viready, and he wns getting tired, so
he did not say anything, but simply
told tne driver to "slow up" nnd let Miss
Spencer get out by herself.
She fell behind after a moment, nnd
the ambulance went relentlessly on,
"creaking, flapping its canvas*, clanking
its chains, its brake screeching shrilly.
And as it disappeared, sometimes losi [■
sight in a great hollow, sometimes lui,-
i.ig up a smooth face of h.-.-a, Miss Spencer felt herself abandoned, indeed, in
a N'cw Mexico desert und n that terrible
midsummer sun. The l.evt was fiery,
scorching, parching. Tin gjky was like
hot blue glass. She womJerert why,
when the lava was hot enough to burn
her feet through the soles of her shoes,
:t did not melt or grow soft. Sbe kept
on walking because she was afraid to
stop. Twice ahe slipped and fell and
cut her hands. Under the porous,
pllod-up rock, rabbits ond owls and
quail were hiddeu; there were snakes,
too, and lizards. At first she wns
frightened when they scurried by ber,
but soon, with her head ringing and
her eyes dozed with congested blood
and her mouth opeu and ns dry as Hour,
she-did not even notice them.
She reached the end of ibe huge rock
tiver at last, nnd found the ambulance
I'-aitlng.. The driver was asleep, and
•lie major was drinking beer. He offered her some, and whcnslio hud drunk
It she held out her brood little foot.
"My shoes are all cut to pieces, and
>h'^J!tfr"iMi^ Uttfl H'fejll i-L'av.v ■''.-—
"You sho old have kept still," he answered.
Now, Miss Spencer wanted sympathy,
and when she didn't get it she took n dis*
like to the major; and because she disliked him, she eventually made him
For ttie first fortnight of her visit she
ires not pretty. She was sunburned
from her passage uf the lava sen. Her
free was red and swollen, then blotchy,
and lastly peely. After that she returned to the normal pink nnd white
She was the only girl ut the post, and
there was a bachelor, a brevet bachelor,
& young contract surgeon, and Maj.
Roche's son. The bachelor officer was
■studious—the kind that have mueh faith
and think that the great fathers In
JVn&hingtoni will reward lieutenants
who pass high exams, and have ideas on
Indians. He had no time Tor young
women. He paid his one call and retired. The brevet bachelor is peculiar
to the service. His wife is bnck east,
visiting her family. He differs from the
real article only in that he is ineligible.
He was devoted to Mies Spencer, but
be did not count. There was also the
contract surgeon. Of course, he was
only a contract surgeon. Still, he wns
tall and blond and had a beguiling
southern drawl. He fell in love, with
Miss Spencer.
Dut the exciting part of the story
binges on Maj. Hoc-he's son. He was20,
bnt ho was of no use on earth. lie was
just a boy, and never would be anything
more. He had failed in everything be
hud ever undertaken. He couldn't even
dance, uud be was afrnid of a three-foot
ncequia when he rodo. He depended
on his papa for everything, nnd he
thought he knew women through and
through. Providence «ent Miss Spencer to show him that he didn't—but
the ways ol Providence are Inscrutable,
and I can't be sure,
Well, the con tenet surgeon tell in love
with Miss Spencer, but, like Viola, he
never told bis love. Now, ns the bachelor was hidden, Miss Spencer couldn't
fall In love with him, and no one could
have fallen in love with Teddy Roche,
so site reciprocated the contract surgeon's passion.
"His name was Randolph—Custls
Randolph, to match his nice blue eyes
und Ills charming drawl. HlscourtBhlp
wns of the eternally-on-hand sort. Tbe
life of a garrison offers even greater advantages for this than tbnt of n southern town. He was with Miss Spencer
from guard mounting until long after
taps. Hut Miss Spencer pined to see
more of bim.
"Mr. Randolph, I believe you're lnzy!"
"Oh, now—Miss May—why? That
isn't kind." He gnzed nt the ling on tho
flag stall' tenderly, and dwelt musically
oil each word.
"It is the privilege of ft lady to give
thai reason." His eyes sought the tennis
court in tender, blue abstractedness."
"Weil, 1 know you am"
"Won't you have pity on nic, and tell
me why?"
"Because you mover arc up until almost guard mount."
"Ob! dealt, yes I nm. I go over to the
hospital at sick call, you know.''
"Why don't I ever see you, then?"
"Perhaps you haven't r-sen yourself."
"I'm always up at reveille."
"No! OoodnCBBj why on earth do
you do thut?"
"I believe you go over to the hospital
the back way and aren't half awoke and
don't even have ;i collar on.'
"Now, Miss May- hou unkind."
"Isn't it true'.'
"I always lift'. • my collar on," He
toldo futin-ctnali. After thli ho would
wear a collar.
"I hate lazy people."
"Oh, M'tss May—how unkind. You
don't hate me, 1 hope?" His ryes ware
ui the pink ribbon that fluttered form
ber holt; be took hold of it uud wound
it around his fir
nearer to her.
"I do, if you ar
"How can t pr
"That's easy en
"Do tell me lu
".lust prove it."
"By rising ear'
gettlpg gradually
■ to vou that I am
nnd letting you' Be
n ride befo
ire,'" Which
nml he bleaks', and ha boI
•li, to   watoh
"1 Rhalldosoto-mor
"But i rimy* go t
"May InotjoMiy.Mi'
"H yon ike.  1 don't
feminine for caring v
So Dr. Randolph rod
eer the next morntnj
fostcd at the Lorrlli
on the LoiTllavds' |
guard mounting, and then lie played
tennis with Miss Spencer, and when it
was too tint to do Hint any longer they
sat on the porch again, shaded by t'ho
crowsfoot ond morning glory vines, and
rend aloud by turns. They parted for
luncheon, but Immediately aflerwurd
they went again in the l.nrvikmV
ting-room to practice the mandolin
guitar. Randolph dined with the Lorrllards, and then he and Miss Spencer
walked up nitd down the lino until taps,
and after tops Hun- sat on the porch
once more and talked in undertones.
Occasionally Ibe Roche boy made a
third, nnd, though he was far from
welcome, he never guessed it.
Now, it *nay seem Incredible, but it
Is true, that though this went on without a pause for ton solid months, Randolph still modestly doubted if be were
loved, and dared not voice bis passion,
Mrs, Lorrilard began to think that she
had done quite nil that the family could
expect of her, and she grew hopeless
and wenry, moreover, of boarding free
two hungry young people. She told
Miss Spencer ns gently as possible tbat
she might go the next time tlie ombu-
Inroce went over to Carthage, which was
tbe railroad station.. Miss Spencer told
Randolph she was going—<ind wept.
And Randolph consoled her from afar,
and actually thought she- was weeping
nt leaving her liltle nephew nnd niece
und her sister. There are men like
Tbe ambulance went n week later to
carry Maj. Roche and Teddy Roche to
the railroad. Tidily wus offered u position at Tucson, and wi.s going tot nice it:
the major hod government business at
Carthage. The Carthago road is a
branch; it joins the main tine of the
A. T. & S. F. tit n station called San
Antonio. The major would chaperon
the young woman toCnrtboge; thence
she would go to the main line and east,
nnd Teddy to lite main line and west.
Only Teddy and May compromised.
They both went to Socorro, which is
ou tbe main I'/oc, o very little northeast.
of Sfln Aii^nio.
The con-tracfe tloctor a'm5'MW5peii-
cer had a harrowing i irtlng. The latter tost her temper over liis proems! illation, nnd burst Into tears,   lt nearly
eats up mueh mon' than his wages,
while saving positively nothing. 1"»"
declares thnt in fttwoiweeks trip m
southern Spain, which he made side n-
side with a couple having n courier, he
Invariably reached the hotel first, got
better rooms, sow nil the sights to as
good advantage-, yet ihe courier was
St his kin* on expert. The foot is tha
travel has become so general, toun>t
companies, railroads nmMtindlonls have
so well studied Its needs, books arc so
plentiful, that you couldn't verj well
get off the track or have a mishap if you
...lush DllttnKS1 !* Father Wm »>"' Vi*»*
l-nrelii.M-r.  .luM   PlftJ   Yearn   Vtt«>-
"Fifty yoars ago—in duly, 1847—
Uncle Sam issue.! his first postage
stamps," writes F.iunic Mack Lothrop
i.i Ladles' llimie Journal. "In England, seven years before, Rowland
Ulll, 'father of the penny post,' Introduced the 'sticking plasters,' ns the
stamps were contemptuously culled.
John M, Niles, our postmaster-general
at that time, tried heroically, but In
vnln, to move congress to ttulhorlsfl
stamps for this country, lllssuccessor,
Cave Johnson, wns more fortunate, and
tbe bill desired was approved ou March
broke his heart am:
After she was g<
lie determined to
Ids heart, by lettei
Cnstis Randolph, hi
ntirely silenced his
r. hopelessly gone.
veal the secret of
Hut, being named
nit oil doing it. Instead, he swung nu bis hammock nil
dny, and thought of lier blue eyes and
pretty face nvt\ guileless smile, uud regretted his erstwhile constant companion. Tht* ambulance would return,
empty nf Its lovely load, in five dnys.
He knew that, lie would write when it
So, on the afternoon of the fifth day,
he sttt, still swinging in the hammock
nnd smoking n p
besprinkled his
mules and the a
the post.   They i
quarters, In n el
men and n womni
iio doubt! nbout
lu his delight, I!
lie si rode down
.Miss Spencer\\
amibulance, hunti
help—for soineii
seats. The mnjo
"Why, Miss Mii\
this lime there i\
lightful!   \Vbn1 I.
', the ashes whereof
it, when tbe four
utlnnce rallied into
|ipcd ut the major's
I uf dust, nud two
lighted. There was
io the woman was.
lolph lost his head.
- broad walk to the
-till standing by the
-witli the driver's
g under one of the
ind Teddy had gone
Hald Randolph,and
nodrnwl—"how de*
mm bnck?"
Oh! my husbnud. Teddy and I got
married in Socorro, nnd joined tb ft dear
old major ngnin in Carthage tho somo
"How delightful," Randolph repeated, weakly.
"Well, Teddy seemed to think so, but
the dear, sweet old major didn't. Anyway, yon know, he was no horrid about
my shoes on the bnd lands that dny."
She smiled d( mnrcly.
And tbnt was nil anyone ever knew
about It-.—Gwendolen Overton, in Snn
Francisco Argonaut,
—When a man under .:o years of age
has ten cents' worth of business he
makes !)0 cents' worth of fuss.—Atchison Globe.
No Longer Any Need to (Jo Through
Kuri.ii-' Willi Them,
Up to times wilhin the memory of
living men, almost  no one of   means
j traveled through  Europe without   a
[courier.    Before railroads were built
I und before good guide books were printed, he was ainiosl hullupensnble.   Ills
I tribe survives, writes Herbert Luce in
Going Abroad, but In greatly dimin-
i Islicd numbers. To the self-reliant
traveler he is of no use whatever. Indeed, he is frequently a positive   in-
I cumbrance, and worse. To my mind,
one of the great pleasures of travel is
in learning to 11 nvel by myself. There
is satisfaction, pleasure nud education
i in planning routes, deciphering timetables, making bargains, learning by
observation the lay of the land1.
I The time may have been wben a courier could save n traveler more than his
| cost. Mostcertuinly lluvt is net the case
now. On the contrary, as be gets 0.percentage on every purchase his   party
1 makes (which, of course, comes out of
the purchaser In increased'price), nnd
1 as it is often'ifur his interest toudvise
the more costly route, the more costly
hotel, or the l.um> costly excursion, he
;t, 1847, the stamps not being bstiod, I Hou ot cxpcadll
however, till August, though the lime |ttiwit   (	
appointed was July 1. Onl> two value*
of the new stamps were Introduced in
1817—a live and ten-cent stamp, bearing, respectively, the portrait i f Franklin in a broir.-e tint und Washington in
"'Hie first purchaser of stamps in the
United States was Henry Shaw, the
faiher of Henry Wheeler Shaw (better
known as 'Josh Hillings,' the humorist). Mr. Shaw was In the postmaster
general's bfiloe on August ii, 181", wher
Mr. Johnson entered with the prlntei
from whom he hnd just received sheets
of the new slumps. Mr. Johnson passed
a sheet to Mr. Shaw for inspection.
After giving the stamps n hasty glance
Mr. Shaw, perhaps with an eye to future fame, took out his whilet, counted
out 15 cents aud purchased one of each
variety. The 'live' he kept as n curiosity, tho 'ten' he presented to Gov,
Briggs as nn appropriate gift."
itiu.-Minii   ut  tin-
ftaier right lor n
miiii-r. I i laltn •
tllllU    lllll.-rH   ill    *
■ inter
niiiu-r limy, nt tl
I'liiiiiiii'-M.'iH't', nbtulu a
1.nn of -JO .mi"..
•'Hi   t-ll-JL   Ir  .<!
M-.tl.-il Ullll innl
No miner .lull -nitr Irnin any nel ol omls<
hIoii or cummin*tuti, nrilcluys on tlm pail ul
the gnvernim ul nfllclidi*.
No chdiii *hidl ln< ut en lu lactation during
histilhiei-sotluil-ler, imr wltlilu i'J month*
utter his ili-nth, uul< nn hv |wrmU»hm ul guld
1      rut.tio.
ail o
1        tu'.nu.
•       7n.n0.
1       Commission on P. 0. Honey Urdus.
SIR cliff Aiiril l. i«ir.
On o iI.ih In ibuajlujnlitlon o! Canada:
Their Kb,...* and Kcspoas.w.mes It^Jfc J^ ,.,.«,.. M Ui" %
Mining Laws of British ColambU. ;;    Ml     j/r   '."*'«.  Jo
[•   2i*«     "     swio.\"!'!'!...'.*";.""ito
Any pcihou over IS j-miii ol ngr>, or nny      ■■     ;.v.,oo "        IWW iftc
jolut stuck company, or tntn-litn company,
mny become a hoe inlm-r by paying f,r> to
nny guldqpmmlsBtomr t.r mineral rveordVr
ami obtulninB a i-eititlciit.-guoilforoiirt rear,
A free miner ttia.v ubtulll u new eer IBcaU)
tor une loi-t. on pitying $1,
A tn-4- mil iVh iTititiente in not traushrru-
Any person or company workings mineral
claim, In-Ill iw m-.i eel ate ■viitwnt liceuw-,
mn.v he third ?•_'.".     Mi lie* Irei-nine r.ul intuit-
idler .Tom, griiiiI lias been issued.
Should co uwnerfail t*i pay up bUlrto mitt*
er'Sceritttcutu Ida iiiteioatguun to tilaco-uwu-
tm pro rata accoullug i<> their former interest h.
A btuirekohli'r in a joint stock company
need nol bo a tree minor.
A tree mluer may eul timber on crown
a Ireo miner mny k 1. game for Ids awn uk>>
Airi'cnn mny obtain llvo ftam mil1t.it.>
upon ei >miu hind, in in.-im ui n. aequo e.
A iliiiiii mny be h.-ll bom year tn year by
work being iluuu tu tlie value ul one hundred
Twu claims on eaeli mining illvlntnn, nut
nn tho samo veiuurluilo, may h-< In Id, nnd
more than ouu un uuauiau vein if held Im
LudoRillFrm-ereil in I unm la mn.v W In Mil
recorded In Md-us.
payment ottoOO, in
ulm, ol'tniu a . ruwn
Limn of Millie order HDD i ui us many ot
f 100 each niilv be given an lemttler reQUlKt.
Money or lew on timir-i KtuRuum ami
mtn-ti i'1't-Hi hiI.iiih abrudil and other turclen
Ct-gulrtes Ubvn wtitch money orders inay oe
Hiiot fxceeil iiKllll.no 10c
Over 110,00. uoi ixteei.tnK W0.O0 'J'c
"       Jn.CO ' M'.litl >UC
"MUM " ttt.OO -tOa
4U.IK) •' Je.nu... -We
A\oney Orders l:\changc.
Amount In current"*,-  (cxclllMvoof COmmla*
HioiH tu in-,iai t or tcci-u-au for money orders
.1 awn lu nr on r,m.i.i.i. <n ur on the l-ulUtl
Kb gdom ino Newfoundland!
f.i hieilliiK. rqklTMCUllOl   I.".
111! " -.11.
..I. I.i
mii-1 he n-enrdotl within
lion lUiiluii  10 mtlefl ol
rceuiiii'r,   one additional
overj nildttiultul Himih-e
Region .Inn* Out ot llerlln H.iimrUn
lilo foe Km niti Oaatoms,
The Spreewnhl is the subject of n
paper in Centuvy. The writer says:
Strunge, Indeed, that so near Berlin so
ohl-linie   ami   curious   a    community
could have remained reasonably uncon*
t ami anted by the hordes of picnickers.
The Spreewabl is too near a great cop-
Hal for foreigners to hear much of it,
The museums and palaces of llerlln, thi
palaees of I'otsilam, absorb all the
spare energy of foreign visitors. And
for convenient mnilights it is a little
too far for most burghers of Berlin,
Somo have eiiiintiT places iu nml near
tho Spreewald. Many visit it occasionally. It is a favorite place for people
from Dresden and I.eipslc who can give
several days to exploring its watery
labyrinths. Especially for the teaching
guilt! Is it n favorite resort. Every village has its Inns, nml at Burg, where
Vcndlsh services are held in the old
ohurch nud the costume remains the
most antique, there ore oevprn^t^a!?
taverns. One jg &«Tl)leabhery where
FretJcrieR the Great established a col*
nny of dyers nml weavers, who have disappeared, although tho art is still prnc*
tieed by privnte means for personal use
iu mnny farmhouses, But the fine
green, orange, pink nnd lilac headdress.
es and the turquoise, gray and yellow
shirts are now bought at Cot thus or in
Tolor Line In  lii-HUli   Army.
With all Kugliind's condemnation of
the social disadvantages to which th
colored race is subjected In. the United
States, she Is 'giving abundant evident
of being imbued with radical prejudices that nre every hit as Strong,
Thus, the volunteer regiments of tin
great universities huve declined to admit to their ranks Students of Indian
or of African origin, and n number of
other volunteer and militia corps, Including '1"-* Inns of Court batallion,
composed of members of the legal pro-
fcssJon, have followed suit.
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I 60,00 oi li'«» HOC I I 80.00.,...:. t" HOC
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tVowjr OnJ< re VttyAblOtloCfiOiVii etui V S,
Not over l8,oo,„.oolKo overkto/o    13:
N»l   0V«r    1000      hc ! Nut ovn■ ii'.ini...  (ft!
Nut otor  80.00,, ioc|MoioiorCO.uj    nc
yeai to
A live n
.ulij- t
tin- [till
nil the'
liohllnB :\
lieu Of til
ILllO -Jft  V
i-litllll  to III.- value nl
iieiirlroiiidiili'iif r.-
Alftilnvll mmle hy
i. heitlii-f out a iii-
i viink ilonu uiiint  Ih>
inla-iunor or u lulitg
<i.< ..f «u.kiilitiiiiii-ii,
e eMiiniiion ul i-.i.V
.vot.l ol rni.l i-lniin.
Ij.iii im*  .-In in-*,  mny
ii mu k nnUn* ul U h InU-iilluti wilh
iiiiiiiiii-Mniii-r or ininiin: reeiiMlur
nu niiv on. or more nt huoIi clalnie,
mk reipilreil loeiiiltloliim nm eer-
it ivurk Mr eiiili claim.   Tin- Bams
ii npj.lIeN in un ur u bv.- minora
iiiiiu; ilniiiiH in pniliieohtp,   In
> mirk the miner uuiai -.nv (inn
1.1 ami r.eiml tliocillil".
ule.1 Iwtm
l the diite
ni'i h.ii.ln
Canada PosI«rc Rnics.
SOAtud Lit nt.
Cann.la. Mowtuiindlind am! United Bia'es.U
perouneooi (rtcttdn heicof,
ureal bilttiti A»o toretrn couuirlei,*loptt ^
otnre ui fisctton lOeroof.
Ooclttntlon—Pee 0 tenia on letters md mill
ttnller m ill earl".   Ahi.i.h f r recii ntlmi
must lie Mtuled mm i»« i«oi*' wd e, receipt
obiatned lOin uutei prior lo mail c oslng.
Vtsft I Garde,
Por Canada and me Oniied Btaice. i ceni eathi
f..r lire, i |i.h.Oh. Hcw'ound and, mil all
I'.hUl Union ci'iinirle*.. Jcetili vn«"t'.    Itci-ll
cardo (Caiiarta onlyl'J cents each, n-'IiUht
mtiRi be attached to *. poatcaid oo'eiitoi
defareo, Pilvaio earoacaa be need nmslng
t cent itamp In Canada, hul nut t«« uiitblde
pom is,
iStOfepttnen "«'' I'riol'wnU.
inada ami Untied Btatei, t cent mi i ounceai
•untile puen nol moie than i oiinco. I 4c,
Great Britain and pmuai U I connirlea, 1
ounce*,   Papers mual nol beaealed
Thnm-iilnglaws >t InliUli L'nlu-ubla nn-
ili>liim-il tiioffur.l Urn nun.ml pmteellnii lo
miin-if. ami nlso lo i fluid overy eitrouragu-
nioui tn i-ii*■*-i turn tu mien tu< innl locate
mineral pmpeitirs, Tho pioepeeLor who lias
fuiiuil urn end in p'nro mu-i murk tiin rial in
hj twnleaai |n»*li*, eaeli rour Inclus "ipiura
ni d nol lenn Hum l.<m Wi aliOVO the lii.nitnl.
T1ll-H.-lll.-l>   MO  1IIII1II..I..1   I   111.
Ad gal pitM uuirkul'MmcoverynoBt 'mtisl
alBolw plueeil un thi Imlo where it hob ills-
tin N... 1 piMi inii't h<-he writ ten;
1   b.i inl I—i.
'J  Name ot el un.
:i  Nam uU.» itor.
I   Dutooltlieloeailiin
.*,   Apiiri.sliui.bilH'nriiiKulNii llpmil.
0 Irni-il. :ii.,l Inriidlli i.I.lnbn
7  Numberaffpoi inilieiiiti i uidnumborol
feol to the till til lueiitlotl linr
tin N<>  2 puHl llliir-t In- null
1 Niitue ofihlim.
'J   Ntum ofluentnr,
:v u-iii...,ii.i:-Miuii.~
ThO line fl-uin No, 1 to .N« '- muel l» din
lim-l'.v innfki-.l hy hbitlliK Ireos or pliilltilip
LocalIohh mude on Suin'-n or public holidays ure not tur Unit leii-oii li,valid.
Fovther-a Httnl Kooteony,
Gold t'iiiiiiiii(ii*iuii.-r-.l. 1". ArniBiroDff, Fori
Mining lli-.-nrdi-r-r. M. KtUsnU, I't Steele.
CiiHtiiiiiH ItiBpectnrs—Tlitw Clnrk, r'url Htei-loi
It. h. lii.iduu, Wiiidn.i mnl i iiiwm Nisi
Ilomloion Cflhinet Mlalllers,
Acfonllng to rpwrfenre—Stlolstn ( rranl
lltth .lol,r, itiMI.
Tl.elb.n. Wilfiid  t-niiri.-r, l'«*lil.-nl o! the
I'Mey t'uiiin-1  Premier.
I Im- Hon. Sir Itlehfllil ,1. t'JitttiuM, K. C.
M ii.. Mbilnter ol Trade nud I'nnntioree.
The Ib.ii. Itli-haril W. Beult, Mi-r. i.irvSlHl"
The  Hun. Sir (llivi-r  Minvul,  K.   v.' M. (I.
Miniu'er id Joetlee.
Tin-llun.  Louts Henry   bavin, Mii.inter ol
Marino slid Fisheries,
The   Hon.   IV. tl  \\ in    Iturd n, Millleter ol
Millilaund Defence.
The Hun. Wm Miih.ek, Past master Oi nil
The Hon. S, die.' A. I'lhlier. Mm AgricultOK)
The Hun. .I.i.e-.ii 1 'Parte, Mm. 1'nh. .. urkti
Tlio Hon. Illclianl It, Uobell tiiiiiiuiit pint
The Hun. Wm, H. PlcldlllBi Mill ol Finn	
The linn. Ai drew 11   BlilTr, Mill sterol Hail
ways uud Uuiinlfe.
Tin- II..u. 1 hrlstupher A aeoflrlon, («lthoiil
Tlm Hun. 1 lirtqu Sifton, Minister ol Interior.
A'i»/ in the Cebinrt.
The Holt. C Fitr.|iatriek. Boliultor lienernl.
Tne linn Wm. ['Htersoii.Control) rCustoms.
Ih.- Hun Sir Henri U. .I.dv dn Lothliilcro, K.
CM ii. .('..in roller id Inland Ih'V.mm.
Clerk nl ihoUiinm'sPiIvy l'i II ami Dopu-
\\ Uovernor, ,luiin ,1. M.-th-e. Inquire.
Iliizh ('tH)imissiotn-r for Un inula.
The llun Su- Ihimild Siniih.H.i:. M.U.17
Vii-tur n hli.et, London, S. \\.
Provincial Qovcrnmenl of ll. C.
Lt. flovenioi—Thfl Hon Biltfnr Di»wilney.
■atoseeii'birj—Onpt M. Itlchnidbuti,
Kxtriltlvf t'oun il.
Mlnlst'T nf Fliiancd mil Agricullufo, Hon.
.1 II. Tumor, I'reiuier.
Aiiorney tleiieml-llon. 1). M. Eberls.
Chief CoininlBsiu -of Lauda uud M'oiku—
Hou. tl It. Vlnrtiii
I'ruviin-iiil Sier. lary ami Miuiht rut Mines—
un .bun h linker.
Preslduat uf Council—Hun C,  I.   Toulev, tj
Clerk of l'i une!!—Hon. James Ihik. r.
ht/isl*tlvt> Ammtily.
East Kooleiiny—lion. .Iihui'h Dnk--r.
V»est Kooteliny, Nurih—l. M. Killie.
" South—,1. F, lliiimi,
Popart tnoBt e—Attorney Itnmil'A Office.
Atlornoy U.-iienil-IIon. l». M   KI.itIh, ij 0.
Deputy Attorney (leaernl— .VithurQ. Smi li,
Crown Altoriiey—(vncelit.)
Vrovhio'al Sterolmy'e fltflco.
lovineinl Sieietnry nnd Mllllnlerol Minns—
Hon. .lam. k Ihikui*.
I'riitting bureau
Queen's Prlnhr-H. ^'olfeiuleii.
Tresswr,)' Voti.iHmout
Minister ol Kinases and Agtlcultuic—Iloli.
.1. ||. Turin r,
l.nntit untl Wurls.
Chief Commlsslourr—Uon 0,11, Martin,
Thither /ns/H-rfor,
Inspector—It. jr|jjlniuir,
jS'i/preiae Court,
ReglBtrnr-1.. II % Ibnke. t
Musr ii in,
Cnrntor-.l. Kannin.
Lilnuriuu-n. E. tlomi-.il.
/». « e.
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,r every
fin-cry bOIOlo hath Us Borrows
Kv.ry heart Us bitter w,...
kilika Ihey un-, Instead at faces,
jVhleh an passing to una fro.
Coiita we know tho weary waiehlngs,
r-iilM Wfl COUnt tin- Bill t,i t. :u --
gee Ha- hearts nil si an I nml liii-edlng-.
Tolling on through wi-aij yi-aru,
StriiRSlini-fflthopprrsni. n, maybe
Striving "lu-utli misfortune's ban,
BmlHlig, Whilo Iho Haul lu starving,
l?or Hu- sympathy t.r niuii-
\v.,uM wo not wiih!-.>i.i ibccensiiro
■i*.-mt.il hi* "ti our Hi m-ini. -.. ups?
Aiil no know not of th< irlutu
Which havo wroii- I ■ ■:,., .i,,,]> -?cH|<8< !
ffotwanil fai-ii in n .1 ari utrnmled
|.*HondshI|i fnili i llki morning dew;
Wrong ii nil scorn havi   i-aredand bllghteo
^Hearts thai onco wen bravo and truo.
En .iri! poverty, It maybe,
Drugged for him lit.    i,1(,, r,.,,.,.
I'ni, rememtx r, he'i y, ur brother,
I., nd n hand to lu-i-- hlra u---
Tiat with rlchti ma \, dtgnatlon
or a Pharisaic pride,
Fold loo closo thy spotless garmeata,
iii, i aai on thi otit.?i ■ .■ >.
- Mra, Mary Ware, I . Woman's Work.
M By d. A. Flynn,
" TT'S itn nwfnl nuisance, Will am
I Flo getting engaged.'" said Will'i
young brother, ruefully.
"I don't mind their living engaged,"
said Plo'a young sister, stroking her
cheek thoughtful'..., with her tennis
rncquoL "Hut I ivi>|i tltcy weren't nl-
wins tilT by tin-in ,i Ives. Tin j make
np audi a good set:.'
"And then' ■ . ■ nm i ■■ ■)■:■.■■ im rn
Ing," said young brother Italph, lling*
ing Ins rocqttet,. discontenti ill) ,inl tin
i-i riiir ut ihe tent. ' I'll
nml service every i im. if you like to
lu re a single, Miuidii "
Maudie shook   her head   ih    '■
Ralph was a fine partner   a I
Botn boy- just 10, and growing into n
grand athlete—but  .     n u|i|
woe rather ir\Ing t     i ■   >
yean hla junior,   "Vi    ■
llnlpli," iho apologized,      .  i .- i    i
Imi.   Pother soya jou play better than
a man."
"Neil if he's a r ii I )>'.. ■:.' avowed
Frank, frankly. "Wi \ b I mc
when he likes.   11 -   ■ " ueh
dilti rence betweci .,: d >i man in
anything, coolly,;    know."
"Oh, bm men • lu is of things
boys can't,"
What things?"
"Oh—well—sraoki "
"Look hen-:" I ltnl| . confldcn*
•dally, protmctnj; mi only little elay
head with n vul. .■       ii in,
"Oh, Italph: . i dnn'l really, do
"Don'l I just? I , Maud .-, lei's go
down by the bro n I I'll leach yall
tn smoke, if you hk<,"
I/it tic Mautlle in       i funnj mouth—
» lg si.sliT   Flo  Hi i     ' •   : ntWit
foci s  Um'n she; n d I! i neo
confessed t.. a chin I kid the
look of that kid." "I Mn I '■■■ hcM
i xpect, an.I I don't tb k I - ■ l<>
learn, Ralph."
"Well, let's go <!   ■ bronfc,
and I'll smoke." said tl v, grandly.
t)f Qourac, he dldi '-I ill In b) say-
• ig:   "Don'l tell" ipilte uh*
t ccossary,  Bo thej ■>■ > .at on the
grassy hunk, and he I id .. f « n very
i-.. --wIiIITa at his mifcli )> ,- ! l'?n
Ihey started catch ng ■ ;- "'lJl
llielr baud*, und pun •■ I"1"1
scooped out of the mi d; and be h t the
pipe go OUt. A man nutild have relillt,
bill Italph fell that he had ! m enough
for banor,
"drown-up people don't eare about
catching tiddlers," remark I Maudle.
suddenly, as he di-pi -in '■ tbe seventeenth unhappy fish  i    ihe pool.
'Wot women. M n do. The) like
everything thai boys do, - i faros I enn
Bee, Hoys can do curylhln« ih.il iumi
can; but -girls can't do wluil women
enn. Though I cnti'i see thai women
do much.''
"Oh, but they do. Loin and lots or
"Well, they ahi'.t much good al game?,
anyhow. They'iUui'l core about them
really, anyone en*n see."
"Sqrao of (hem do,  f.do."
"Hut you're nol a woman, kiddie,
■ Mind! you'll be hi,"and fie rescued her
adroitly from overbalancing, as she
hung over the brook. It did not ocour
Jo him that a woman might have Un-*
jyercd n superfluous second In fl man's
Wins, junt us his preltv eomrailc did 111
"When llm n woman, Delphi rtl I,I:|>
yoti at tennis, and beat you," she said,
"Hut you won't care about it really,
bscrved be, dlsrfegardlng the threat
i unworthy of serious notice. "You'll
Ike women's things."
''Wlniil things','"
"I don't know, do you?  Whnt things
0 women like*.1"
j "Ob, flirting!  going for walks with
outig men; being engaged, perhaps -I
xpect," answered little J.tnudle,wash-
Jf her hands iu the pool, ami waving
hem In the air to dry. Will would hove
ped Flo's hands dry himself, but
itnlph merely tossed over his big pockel
l! "Girls can't do those things" he ob-
> erved.
f Mnudio's eyes sparkled very wickedly.
Oh, but they oonld," she averred, "only
hey haven't anyone to do them with,
toy* are so different than nun- Of
'ourse, they can't make love, or auy-
hlng of tlintsort."
Rnlph rested his ohln refleeUvely up-
n his hand, and kicked holes in the j
"ink with his heels.  'They don't wont
; Ihey could if they liked."
"No, they couldn't.' You couldn't."
| "Yes, I could, ns well ns you,"
"Oh, no, you couldnM. My part, is j
'asy—at first. I have only to look nice. I
lust, sec mc!" She smoothed her bnir ,
uu dress, folded lier hands demurely in
her lap and looked languishingly at
bhn, Then suddenly—it was very
shocking, but history demands striui
truth   .-he put out her tongue at him.
"Is that part of the programme, kiddie'.'" a-sked her oavnHcr, giving her a
gentle shake.
"Yes—with n aiily boy like you."
"What would you do if 1 were sensl-
bl. ?"
"'then how--"
"You'd begin, don't you «eet"
Ilalph blushed and felt n bit uncom-
fortuble, lie didn't hold to the schoul-
li,-.> dictum that girls nre of no account,
lie n is ion nice for thut—and ho was
Hut flirtation nt first hand seemed
rather awkward, nnd if nny of Ihe fel-
h wa heard of it! So he paused, doubtfully, whilst Matldlo bit her lip and
"You'd better catch some more tiddlers," -lie romnrkod, with n naughty
light dancing iu her eye*. "That's the
sort of thing for boys-silly, liiglmys!"
.\ bad-tempered lad would havo
gtown angry, and n dull hnl would hnvc
fill humbled| but ltulph was neither.
!•' i he Just pinched her car slightly uud
leased: "If vou found me n very nice
girl, I'd try."
The hot color rushed all over poor
little Maudiela face, and something
eliol i■■; surged up in her throat.
Ilnlpli was so big and strong-; she did
admire him so miu-h, nnd looked upon
ti i in i- quite her property. A tear came
up in ber eye, almost, that he should
wool some one nicer; but she didn't say
"Perhaps I ought to find a girl for
myself?" he suggested. She nodded,
"She ought to he a bit younger than
1 .'"
"Of course." •«■?.■ ■+***r'r
"And pretty nnd nice." ■"K '**
"( ertnlnly."
"Well, who shall it be?" There wns a
mischievous twinkle in his dark eyes,
lie knew very well that there wus no
girl so nice us Mnudtc, "I know, I've
just thought of one. Clucssl"
"I don't want to know," said she, sulkily, plucking viciously at the long
".She's awfully jolly," continued lie.
reflectively) "nnd pretty—my word!
I know Bho likes me. 1 think I shall
marry her when 1 grow up."
"You'll tliange your mind, most likely," said Maudle, savagely, "nnd she's
Mire to. I don't want to talk about SUoll
nonsen .. 1 dare say she's nasty; und
you're li rrid- right down horrid! And
1 don'l believe he's anyone—only pretend."
"Xo, she Isn't. I'M show her to you
some day."
"I don't wnnl to see her."        .**■©»-•
"Y,..v:; have to."
"1 won't."
"You will—now." tie put one strung
rrui rlghl round Maudie's waist, and
held her dangling over the brook.
".Look," eald he, pointing to the wnver-
Ing reflection i" the stream, "Isn't she
Pretty Maudle blushed nnd laughed
and willfully shut her eyes. "1 don't
see anyone," she said, in a soft, pleased
little voice.  "You'll drop me, Italphie."
"Yes, I will, if you don't louk nt her
and say she's pretty." She opened her
eyes a little, but she looked ut him.
"Who's prettyV"
"The yothfg person in the wnter."
"Thnt buy—do you mean? No—nut.
very." She turned her laughing, saucy
face up towards fits, Iter oyes were so
blue and big, lier longhair brushed So
softly against his face, nnd her mouth
looked m> eherry-ripe and fresh, thai
he couldn't help kissing her ii good
many limes. Italph always did things
so thoroughly,you know! AudMaiiilie
dldn'l struggle, because a grown-up
woman wouldn't have, or because she.
ifQn'l want lo, or both. It's no use
asking mo which, for I never eould understand female wnys; nnd I don't belief anyone ever could.
Then they sat down very close together on the bunk of the brook, with
their legs dangling, nnd suid nothing
for n moment, .She looked hulf pleased
and .half shy; und he, to tell the.truth',
looked ruther foolish.
"I wishT did understand making love,
Maudle girl," said he, slowly.
"Hoys don't like it."
"I expect they do, if they once be*
"Butn boy couldn't ntnke love really."
"Perhaps—with practice," he suggested. Do you know, I don't think he
wa. such a very simple boy.
"Oh, no; not really,"
"Ilreause he couldn't fnll properly in
love. Not very much, you know,"
M ti ml lo gazed at him wilh saucer-eyes
lhat looked fathoms deep. I doubt
whether she was quite a guileless little
girl cither; and I don't believe there is
such a thing!
"I think he could," said Ilalph, decidedly, "if the girl were you, Maudle,"
"But people would laugh nthtm."
Ttnlph winced a little. "Of course, he
wouldn't make n fool of himself before
people—like men," he suid, loftily.
"Hut he might like her very much, and
mnke. love to her whon no one was
"Ahl  Might."
"And he might promise to marry her
when he grew upj and she might promise him."
"Yes — they — might," murmured
Mnndii'. looking nt her shoes. Theu the
boy's great arm went quietly round her
waist, and she let herself be drawn close
to him, looking OS happy ns—u woman!
"I know It sounds soft, Mandie," he
said, ba.-hfnlly, "but, on my honor. I
do like yon nn awful lot. J don't think
any girl was ever half so nice, Don't
you think you could promise to marry
me when we grow up?"
"Yes," she whispered, nestling her
pretty head right into his shoulder, "I
will, Italph."   And she did!— Madame.
I sing a man, God bless his name!
A man of IioixjjH labors;
Unknown to fortune or to Came,
Hut loved hy ull IiIm n«l(j*libura.
No strange or philosophic tjreed,       \
No iloetrlnca hard tu Cipher,
For widen do many fight und bleed  \
And which ao many die for,
CoulQ fill tils peaceful sbul with strife;
They left him ua they found him;
iiisaoi. philosophy of tlfo
Wus—love to ull around him!
All ball thla mun unknown to fame,
This man ot honest uhurs;
(Hi! illil thu world Imt «now hla name
And love lt ua his neighbors)
No k'raas eould grow beside hla grave,
Though guards of iron bound it,
Por hiving feel would quickly pnvo
A heulon path around It.
-Charles Haiwon Soule, In Chicago Record,
-—As mnny ns nfi.niH) people have been
accommodated In St Paul's cathedral
on festive occasions.
WANTED.—riy the trustees of Moraga
valley school district, Contra Costa county, n young ludy holding a tlrst-grude
teachers ocrtltloate to tench ihe fn-hool tn
this district. Apply to George Van Duke,
president of the board of trustees.
Dy order ol the board of school trus-
toea the above advertisement .wus published in tlie county newspapers, nud
from the many applicants the daughter of an ex-judge of the superior court
of the counly wns chosen.
Judge Mai lory hud been noted for his
leg-sil knowledge nnd honesty while en
the bench; but, like many old Call-
fiiiniuns, lie liked good living nud the
bottle too well for hl&own good. Huth
Mnllery, his only daughter, had had n i
exporlonoe In school-teaching, nor, indeed, in any kiudof lubor. Shewnstbo
apoilcd child of ;l fond father, her mot lier having died in lier Infancy, limb
had acquired the greater purt. of her
education at Mill seminary, but she hud
continued her studies in music und
painting after her graduation from thnt
Institution. Upon these studies her father spent money with n lavish hnud,
having teachers up from Sun Frnneisco
twice u week to instruct tier. These
si udies hud bccri continued up to the
time of the judge's death, which hu I
come suddenly und without warning.
After his death, bis affairs were found
to be iu a very demoralized condition;
lie had lived far bojoiid hla means, and
iu order to pay his funeral expenses nnd
liquidate hts debts, it was found neces-
isiiy to sell his magnificent residence
nt the county scut. Wben his nlTairs
had boon settled, Ruth found thut she
hnd but n few hundred dollars left, nnd
she sow that it would 1m> necessary for
lier to do something Immediately b-,
which to guiii u living.
.Now, although Hulli Mnllery had
given a great deal of time to the ue-
quisitbm of her favorite studies, drawing and painting, she found that sho
was not competent to onrti a livelihood
by these arts, as she had pursued them
in tin amateurish manner, uud did not.
possess the requisite professional skill
u> Impart them to others. She therefore decided to apply herself to such
studies ns would enable her to (each iu
a district school. This .she did With
sin-h assiduity that she wns soon enabled to puss uu examination nnd obtain
a flrst>grndo teachers* certificate. This
s-eourcd, she applied for and received
the appuiniiiwiit to the school, usproii-
ously stilted.
At this time Ruth was 2(J years of
age, slight und delicate 111 appearnnee,
but i^uva-sseil of Undaunted wilt. She
to*ik up her chosen profession with a
determination, to make of it ;i grand
success. She found board at the home
of Mr. Van Duke, the president of the
board of trustees, Huth thought Iter-
self quite fortunate In her choice of a
boarding-place, as tho Van Dukes were
one of (.be most. Iniluentlat families iu
the. vulley, Mr. Van Duke having married one of tho Morag.t girls, a descendant of an old Spanish family after
whom tlie vulley had been mimed uud
ubii.se possessions at one time had in-
eluded nearly the whole of Con tm Costa
Ruth's success in teaching the summer term wns eo pronounced that the
trustees employed her for the ensuing
wlpter term, whioh had heretofore
been taught by a male teacher. When
the Winter opened, she found that she
hud among her seholura a number of
boytrof 20 years of age, among them one
of the Van Dukes, a son of the trustee.
Dining the previous summer, George
Vim Duke had paid Ruth a great deal of
attention, und this led him to not as
though bo had some proprietary liuim
Upon her. Thtfl BOOH bred trouble with
tho older boys, who wished to divide
attentions with Van Duke aud some*
times to escort Miss Mnllery to the winter gnyeties of the valley. This feeling
increased among the young men of the
school until there wus n rmo rivalry
started between the boys of Spanish
and Mexican descent nnd the boys of
American birth. Henry llosuner wus
t tie lentlnr of the A merlcans, and Onnrgti
Van Duke hnl the Spanish faction. Ruth
.was not awnre of this strong feeling
among- her scholars. She did not intend to receive the exclusive, attentions
of any one of the boys, und had been escorted bv several of them to variousen-
tortuiur.ienta, although ithud happened
that, owing to her living nt the Van
Dukes' home, Ueorge had attended her
more frequently than hod the others.
They therefore, occifeed him uf taking
undue advantage of them by reason of
Ruth's residence at his father's home,
This factional jealousy grew until
nil of Ihe larger boys were ranged under the leadership of Hosmer or Van
Duke, und it Increased in intensity until Hosmer challenged Vnn Duke. The
latter uecepted the challenge, naming
dirk-knives as the weajions. The following Saturday afternoon the duel
took place. The spot selected wns nt,
the foot of a ravine, north of the celebrated "Fish Ranch."
Tho place wns well chosen, as it wus
an open flat, inclosed by a thick grove [
of oaks, where there would be no risk
of interference by passers-by. Six i
boys on each sido were there when Hos-,
mer, with his second, made his appear
ance, A few moments later Van Duke
and liis second arrived. They look oil
their coats, hats, waistcoats aud neckties, and took their places, awuil ing the
word to commence. At the word
"ready" they udvuiiccd toward each
other und each acted on the defensive.
Kaeh carried iu his left hand a Panama
bat to use us a shield to ward oil or receive u blow. Hosmer pushed the tight
mid wl ruck Van Duken blow, t hus drawing the lirstliluoil. Then Van Duke cut
Hosmer upon tiie rig-ht temple, and the
blood (towed down over I is eye, partially blinding libit, Vuii Duke now appeared to tight u]M)ii the defensive,
while Hosmer grew moro und more aggressive. Suddenly Hosmer rushed
upon his antagonist uud struck ut. him;
Van Duke tried lo wnnl the blow with
the hat held iu his left bund, but Uos-
incr's dirk shuck him in the left wrist,
going in at the pointaml break ing oil',
leaving Hosmer perfectly defenseless.
Ilia life eould have been easily taken
by Vim Duke, but the young SpiinisJi-
Anierienu tossed his dirk to his second,
saying: "I have done nothing io cause
this duel, but accepted it so lhat it could
not be said thut 1 was a coward. If
you aro all satisfied, I am willing to
shake hands with Hosmer und let the
quarrel end for good."
ZloU) sides eould but admire the spirit
shown by Van Duke, und the principals
shook hands aud declared the tight
ended. When the principals went ton
physician to have thier wounds dressed.
Von Duke found it very difficult to get
tho blade out of his wrist, hut he succeeded in doing so, nlthough his wrist
was lame for many mouths.
The story of this adventure could nol
long he kept quiet, und as it. wns wiliis-
pered around among the eoholore, it
soon came to the cars of the teacher.
Ruth ashed Ueorge Van Duke about it
and why his wrist was band aged. He
replied that he had sprained it, und she
could get no further explanation from
him, nor could she learn anything about
it from the other scholars.
She went -at last to Hosmer, nnd
learned the truth in regard to the light.
If there had been no rivalry beuween
the boys, there would not hive been nnv
love In this story. It kindled the flame
In Vnn Duke's breast, and he laid siege
to the heart of his little leaeher, nnd
when he proposed marringe to lier, she
laughingly declined, telling him thnt
she was six years older than he and thnt
lie did not want an old woman for a
wife. Hut her ridicule, far from deterring him from pressing his suit, only
increased the ordor of bis efforts und
made him nil the mnn- desirous of winning her. Vet nil his efforts seemed lost
upon her. In this crisis he went to his
parents, and succeeded In enlisting
their sympathy and assistance. This,
together with the strong hive he bore
Ruth, soon overcome her"opposition,
and he gained her conseut to their marriage.
When the engagement was announced, the boys of the sohool envied
George his gootl fortune in winning so
lovely n bride. Their esteem fur their
teacher and desire for her happiness
led tliem to purchase and present tohor
upon ber marriage a sui tablo testimonial,'with the best wishes of nil the scholars. They were married at the Van
Duke residence, und ihe entire population of Moraga volley attended the wedding ond the reception that followed,
The honeymoon was passed traveling in the east, and was to be extended
by a tour of Europe. While in Now
Vork, George received a telegram from
his father, recalling him to attend to
some most important business affecting
his material interests. It seems that
there had been litigation for several
years regarding the ownership of n
large tract of land In the valley, which
threatened the rights of all of tlie members of Van Duke's family as well as
of nil the old settlers and grantees
therein. These soils, brought by Horace W.- Cnrpentter, had just been decided in the United States- supreme
court against the settlers, and they
were compelled by the decision to move
off Ihe land, without nny compensation
for their Improvements. Thus at one
blow the entire fortune of the elder Van
Duke wns lost. George and his bride
returned, nnd as they had now no home
to go to nnd no independent resources,
thoy both resolved to commence nt once
working for a living. Ruth applied for
her former position in the vulley school,
nnd was reappointed. George went to
Sun FramclsCO, nud secured n position
as conductor on tlio California street
railroad, And so it happened thut, ufter
three months of happy married life,
this young couple were separated by
clem destiny.
These untoward circumstances did
not. daunt litem or destroy their ambition to gain a competency, and, in order
to do Oils, they saw thut a temporary
separation was necessary, aud also that
in order to get n start both would bo
obliged to work while they were yet
young and In health. Young Van Duke
found it very hard to be. confined tt
hours a day on n street ear, after fhe
free life of the forest nnd mountains;
but, spurred on by love nnd ambition,
he workeid with a will and lived in a
most, economical fashion.
When Ihey had jointly saved up$t,-
(100, he started for the gold fields In
South Africa, wJiei-e by energy and
judicious speculation, be rapidly nc-
cnniulated a fortune. He sent for his
wife to join IlimJ but soon tiring of this
wild country, they returned with a
fortune so large thnt the fine of $125,000
which President Kruger imposed upon
him for piirtietpnfing in n filibustering
foray made very little impression upon
his "pile." Mrs. Van Duke has set. her
heart on buying the inueli-loved homo
of her childhood ut Martinez, ami lier
husband is planning to buy tho family
homestead III Moraga valley, where his
boyhood was passed and where he won
his devoted wife.' Here lie line's to
gather ttgftln all of the members nf liis
family under the beloved roof of their
old home. With youth, health, strength,
and a will, one mny accomplish anything one desires.—San Francisco Argonaut.
One morning, early in .Tunc, I was sent
fur by my employer, the lucid of a detective ngeucy, and found a visitor with
him. The hitler rose when 1 entered,
and the chicl' formally Introduced us.
"Mr. Vincent," he said, ndd rosstng the
gentleman, "this is Mr, Borland, the
.lelivt.ivo whom 1 hod been speaking to
you ubout."
Mr. Vincent bowed nud [returned the
salutation. "Thut is my card, sir," he
said, handing mc liic piece of pasteboard
I looked at I he card; it. bore the name:
"Mr. Horace Vincent," nud In tbo corner
the name of Mr. Vincent's flrm/'licgglt
& Vincent, Assay era lo the Dank of
Great Ibiluiti."
"We are in great trouble," snid Mr.
Vincent, after ti short pause; "wi-hove
reason to believe Hint one of our ns*
slstnnts is rubbing us daily of liu-gold
dust which passes through his bands."
"Indeed," 1 returned; "then why not.
huve tho gentleman nrresti-d-it once?"
"Thut is Impossible," he-said—"quite
"May 1 ask why?'* I said, briskly.
"We cannot do so because there Is not
ono jot of proof to justify such unarrest.
Every mnn is searched nightly on leaving the premises, and this man whom
we suspect has undergone th" same
1 rent ment. Not a tenth of an ounce of
the dust, has been found on his person
on any occasion,"
"Then why suspect him?" I asked,
somewhat impatiently.
"There is no one else tosuspeet.   At
our establishment we have some uu assaying rooms, and each room has made
up its accounts perfectly with the exception oT the room iu which young
Renslmw is employed. Month nfter
month a considerable deficit occurs
"If it is your wish that T should take
the case in bund, I will come uud huve
n look ut your place and employes without delay."
Mr. Vincent shook hands wilh the
chief, mid I, having made n few necessary preparations, set out. with the as-
saver for the scene of the trouble.
As we walked along, I said:
"How much of the dust has been
missed iiltogi-the-r?" I asked, after n
short pause.
"Close on 150 ounces. Vou sec, the
robberies have beeu extending over
some time now, and we tire determined
to either find the thief or discharge
every man In our employ."
"I hope that I here will be no need for
such an extreme measure," I remarked;
"doubtless, we shn 11 be able to bring
homo the crime to tlie culprit."
No more was said until we reached the
assaying-rooms, Mr. Vincent ojieued
tho door, and, bidding me follow him,
passed rapidly into the room, No. 15,
where the robberies had been committed.
A young fellow was bending over a
pair of bnir scales as we entered,
"That is Renshnw," whispered Mr.
Vincent; "quite a youngster, as   you
Renshnw, becoming aware of my
presence, looked up. I am something
of a render of physiognomy, and reading that face, I disl rusted it nt once.
Mr. Vincent was the first to speak.
"Ileushaw," he said, in a low voice,
"1 am indeed grieved lhat I should have
to speak lo you as I am going to speak,
but there is no alternative. This gentleman is a private detective. He has
come to inquire Into the mysterious
disappearance of the gold dust from
"Well," snid Renshnw, sulkily, "whnt
bus that to do with me. sir?"
"I only hope for your sake and your
dead father's sake'thnt it has indeed
nothing to do with you," returned Mr.
Vincent, sadly; "but the facts nre so
black against you tbat I huve determined to take up the mutter now and
pierce the heart of Ihe mystery. Renshnw, It is not too Into to confess. I
will not be hard on vou, nor will Mr.
"I have nothing to confess," he returned, moodily; "1 have never taken
anything out of this room that was not
my own property."
"If you nre spenkinglhe truth," snid
Mr, Vincent, not unkindly, "how do you
explain thnt there is sueh a remarkable deficit at tho end of each month
In the accounts connected with Room
15? Nobody besides yourself Is allowed in here—to whom else enn wo
look for an explrinatlon?
"I cannot help you, sir," he said,
quietly. "I nm very sorry, of course,
for what hns occurred, but it is out of
my power to do anything in tho mutter."
lie paused, and Ihen broke out, almost passionately!
"Haven't you searched me night after
night, as if I were n duck laborer?" he
said. "Surety, if I hnd stolen anything, It would huve been found on me
then.   What more doyou wnnt?"
"We want to find tbe culprit, my boy,
that's all. There is some great puzzle
here—some si range mystery, black as
night. Renshnw, ir you will take n lost
chance, I offer it to you now. If you
nre connected with this business, speak
out, and I promise you thnt the law
shall uot touch you. Lose Ibis opportunity, aud then theilaw shall go to
work-, and if it, indeed, can convict you,
then we shall have no mercy on you.
What is your answer?"
l'My answer is as before," lie said,
slowly. "I know nothing whatever of
the affair. If I did I would sny so; as 1
don'l, I can't,"
Wo left him alone, nnd T went to Mr.
Vincent's private room, where we spent,
half an hour in earnest consultation.
"My opinion," I said, "is certainly
that the youth is guilty, und that be
bus discovered some method of hiding
his spoils from the searchers nigh l nftor
"But what method could he possibly
use?" asked Mr. Vincent, putting his
band to his forehead In despair; "nothing escapes the searchers—absolutely
"I nm not so sure of that," I returned, slowly; "searchers are only human, after all, and possibly a most
simple trick has deceived them. Is
there any menus by "which Rcnshaw
could be watched from a room above?"
"Curiously enough*," replied Mr.
Vincent, "there happens to bo a
skylight in room 15, Perhaps you noticed it when you were fherc? Through
that skylight you would have ample
Opportunity of seeing how he employs
"Very well," I said, "it is no use of
my watching him now, ns he will, of
course, he on his guard. In n week's
time I will return, Meantime, you will,
nf course, keep your OM n counsel, nnd let
uo Inkling ns to my visit leak out in
the place."
He reassured mo heartily on this
point, nud then we shook hands und
A week later, T took up my jiosition
above the skylight, and watched the
young nssayer closely.
1 must confess that he did nothing
whatever of a suspicious nature. He
pursued his work calmly and methodically, showing himself to be a very
Industrious workman.
He had u habit, or mannerism which
seemed to mo rather strange in so ycung
u man, It might be natural, or it might
be affected, but every now and again
he would pause In his work, and pass
his long, nervous hands through his
bushy, auburn hair, as though trying
to collect his thoughts. It reminded
mo very forcibly of a mannerism of
Henry Irving, and T thought it possible
that Renshnw might be a bit ctnge-
struck, and hnd consciously or unconsciously adopted the mannerism of the
great actor.
Throughout the day I stood in my
uncomfortable position, eliciting nothing. At five o'clock the establishment
closed, nnd I comedown from my perch,
and went, straight to Mr. Vincent's
"Mr, Vincent," T said, "my senreh has
been useless so far. I am now going
round to Renslinw's place of residence,
and 1 want you to give me hts address
uud invent some pretext for keeping
bim here for, sny, half nn hour while I
pursue my investigations."
"Very well," he replied, promptly;
and then, ringing a bell, he told the
messenger who answered it to detain
Renshnw mid not let him go until he
had seen him. The messenger having
departed, Mr. Vincent wrote the address af the young man on a slip of
Jumping into n hansom, T drove as
fast ns the cab would take me to 22,
Acacia Villas, Brixton, where Renshnw
lodged. Arrived there I presented my
card, nnd having sufficiently overawed
the landlady by tbe magic nnnu: cf "detective," I wus ushered tip Into neo*
show's room and left alone. I hnd, of
course, cautioned the woman against
giving him the slightest hint when he
came in of my visit.
Then I examined tbe. room closely.
In one of the drawers I found a collection of tradesmen's bills, which proved
clearly that my "bird" had been going
it for some time past. One of the bills
rather astonished me, for it was for a
bottle of aniline hair-dye.
What on earth should he want to
dye his hair for?" 1 pondered—and
then it Unshed upon me like n lightning
stroke that Renslinw's unburn hair had
never seemed to me to be quite genu-
'ne. Hut why should he desire to
change its color?
As I stood thinking, I heard his step
on the stairs. In a moment I hud darted behind a screen, which, fortunately,
happened to lx> standing in a corner
of the room, nnd waited for his entry.
He came in hurriedly nnd sat down
on the bed. Then he looked in his
wafer can and found it empty.
He went to the door nnd called oul:
"Mrs. Martin. I wish, you would send
up some wafer at once. You know I
always like to have a wash directly 1
get. back."
"Funny thing, this desire for cleanliness," I thought. "I saw him wash his
hands at five o'clock to-night before
leaving the assay lug-room. He is quite
fanatical on the subject of soap and
Up cumo the servant.In a moment,
currying with her a huge can. Renshnw thanked her, and having set the
can down, lie locked the door, and made
preparations for washing.
He filled the basin, and then put his
head under water for about ID seconds,
slowly raising it at tlie end of that
He repeated the process again nnd
again, to my Intense amazement and astonishment. Of course, there wns nulling strange In a man's bathing his head,
but When tho process was gone through
a dozen limes, surprise wus perfectly
Hut, feeling that if the secret was ever
to be discovered, it must be discovered
now. I seized the opportunity, when
Renshaw's head was turned towards the
window, of stealing out from my hiding-place behind the screen and examining the basin nnd its contents.
Oood heavens! In an instant the
truth flashed on me; the wnter was full
of gold dust washed from his bead. Our
suspicions hnd been correct, and Renshnw wns Indeed tlie thief.
In a moment I had him firmly in my
"I arrest you, Mark Renshnw," I cried,
"on a charge of theft. I've had u nice
hunt to run you down, but I reckon I've
done the trick at lust,"
He turned ns white ns death.
"The game's up," he said, hoarsely;
"but it was n good game while Itlnsted.
Vou can take me now whenever you
T could not, help admiring his self-
possession. I saw the reason for the
hair-dye and the reason for his passing
his bunds frequently through his hair.
The dye hud been used to muke his hair
of similar color to the gold dust, and
when he put his bunds to his bend, he
quietly left n pinch of dust in the hair.
It was a very clever device, but it was
played out now,—Tit-Bits,
II.uv It Tore n Scotlbiti Army Ofltoer'i
Clotlitwr *" Fi-mpnents*
A most remarkable example of the
terrible effects of a lightning stroke
is described in the London (iruphic
Maj. Jameson, formerly of the Scottish Rifles, accompanied by his fathor
uml mother, went Into a meadow to
pick mushrooms, Maj. Jameson was
some dtstauce In front, nnd there wns
a single chip of HiiiiuliT and flush Of
lightning, which frightened .Mrs. .lame-
son, and she nnd her husband went into
a wood ami returned to the house, expecting that Mnj. Jameson would follow.
About half nn hour later Maj. Jameson was found by a game keeper, lying on liis face iu the field quite dead.
A round him, in a radius of several yards,
were liis clothes and boots, which had
been torn and scattered about in nu
extraordinary manner. The lightning
appeared to huve struck Maj. Jume-
son on the right side of the head, tearing tho cap he was wearing to pieces,
nnd burning his hair off. It then
passed inside his collar, down the front
of his body and both legs, into his boots,
which were torn to atoms, and then
passed into the ground, tearing a hole
nbout 18 inches in circumference and
three inches deep.
The deceased man's collar was torn
into 100 pieces, none larger than a sixpence, the front of his jacket was rent
into ribbons, and the jacket and under-
vest literally torn to shreds, and the
knickerbockers he wns wearing wero
stripped off and scattered on tho
ground. Maj. Jameson's stockings nnd
gaiters were similarly torn in pieces,
and on the boots the lightning had a remarkable effect.
In   the   Gooil   Old   Day* a Mun Had
In the life of a modern business community a man must beware of too much
wisdom, says the Chnutauquan, The ,
specialist is the man who succeeds and
having once set his hand to au occupation one dare never leave it under penalty of failure in what he hns chosen ob
his life work. In the west all this was
different, Versltility was a necessity.
The successful man must know how to
do many things. The gleanings of any
one field of activity were too small to
afford a living of themselves. This fact
was accepted by the citizens of the
country, sometimes with a grim humor
which marked the west.
A young lawyer in a western town
had out a sign which read: "John
Jones, atlomey-at-lnw. Real estate and
insurance. Collections promptly attended to nt till hours of the dtiy. orniglt.
(iood Ohio cider for sale at five cents n
glass." A storekeeper had on his.fcin-
dow the legend! "Wall paper and marriage licenses," thus announcing two
commodities for which there was a
very small demand. One of the prominent citizens of such a town was a
gambler, a farmer, a fighter nnd a
school teacher all in one. There seemed
to the minds of the inhabitants of the
country nothing incongruous in this
mixing up of occupations, it being
taken for granted that a man would
endeavor to make a living In the wnys
for which he seemed best fitted.
ftlatheniatlcn   lu the Shop of a Colorado Curio Dealer.
Charlie Chan, a Chinese curio dealer
of Colorado Springs, Col., is a mathematician whose ability to solve the most
intricate of problems with almost
lightning capacity, by use of a Chinese
abacus, has just come to light, says the
Boston Transcript. Some eastern tourists made purchases of Chan the other
day aggregating $;iS0.82. These purchases ranged from 5 cents to $35. The
Chinaman took his rock and before the
tourists were aware he wus counting
had the correct result.
This excited the purchasers to osk
questions about the mode of calculation, and to give Chun sums to do. The
party found that the merchant from the
orient hnd marvelous talent in hand'
ling figures. College professors were
told of the prodigy, und to satisfy themselves went to his shop to put him to a
test. Problems, ponderous and in-,
trieatc, were given to him, but he
proved.equal to them all and displayed
a dexterity in handling his beads and
an accuracy in computation that caused
the professors to pronounce him a
wonder. Chan is regarded as the
wealthiest Chinaman In Colorado and is
a successful business man of 35 years of
age, He proudly traces his nnoefitry
back for 8,000 years, Ills musical talent
is also remarkable.
Tree** Thnt Grow Flute*.
This ie the asofar, which grows in Ihe
southern districts of .Nubia.*- It yields a
gum known to dealers us gedaref, or
sen oar gum. Dr, Sehweiufurt tells us
Hint when tho wind blows among* its
branches it produces a sound very much
like thnt of a tlute. These musical
properties are due to the fact, that the
bnse of tho thorns, with -which its
brunches nre plentifully provldcdt^s
perforated by an insect in search ofthW
sticky sap. The wind blowing In these
little, holes transforms the thorns into
miniature (lutes.
A Cnt-leiiM Siip'M-Niiiloit.
Among the superstitions of the Seneca Indians was one most beautiful one.
When n young maiden died they imprisoned a young bird until it first began to try its powers of song, and then,
loading it with enrosses nnd messages,
they loosed its bonds over ln'-r grave, in
the belief that it would not fold its
wings nor close its eyes until iL had
flown to the spirit land and delivered its
precious burden of affection to the
loved and lost one.
Stenm Power.
The steam power of the world maybe
'eckoncd as equivalent to the strength
of 1,000,000,000 of men, which is more
than twice the number of workmen existing, r   v
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KIG,   +
COMMERCIAL hnd •••   •••
s^ssh-^3 QF   :   EAST   :   KOOTENAY.
As a Site for Smelters it has exceptional advantages, being the
Divisional Point on the Main Line of the Crows Nest Pass Ry.
and the most central point on it for the principal mines of the district, viz: The St. Eugene group
to the west-northwest, the North Star and Sullivan groups to the north-west, the Wasa group to
the north-east, the Wild Horse group to the east and north-east, the Dibble group to the east and
south-east, and the Bull River group to the south-south-east.
C. P. R. Land Commissioner, Winnipeg, Man.
__      -N   _ _ LOCAL  AliENT,   CRAXBBOOK,  B.  C.
B. 0. Land Investment Agency,
Victoria and Vancouver.
TUESDAY, : : MARCH 22, 1898
The Herald presents its first number
to Ihe people of Crauhrookaudthe Koot-
enays with the hope aud belief that its
appearance will he received with favor.
The Herald is started as a business pro*
Jjyjiiijk aiudits publishers have selected
Cranbrook as a location simply for the
reasou that they believe Craubrook is so
situated that it will be the leading city
of liast Kootenay. The Herald will be
published as a business proposition, aud
not as a monument to the personality of
the publishers. It will eudeavor to advance lis own interests and the interests
of the people of Cranbrook by doing all
in its power lo promote the growth of
this town. It believes in the present
nnd future of Cranbrook. It will labor
for Craubrook in season and out, and it
knows that the task will be made all the
easier by reason of the fact that among
all the promising growing towns in Kast
Kootenay today, none have Ihe advantages or the opportunities for growth that
are enjoyed by Cranbrook.
And, it might be well to add, in this
conueotion, that the Herald has no fight
to make on any other town in Ibis district, or upon any individuals interested
in advancing the growth of other communities. The Herald stands for Cranbrook, first, last and all the time, but it
does not believe in the policy oj rule or
luin, or that anything is to be gained by
captious criticisms of oilier places. The
Herald will live and let live, feeling se-
reue and happy iu the knowledge lhat it
is published at the divisional point of the
Crows Xest Pass railway, the commercial
center of South East Kootenay and the
only town on this line of road that was
laid out and placed on the market under
the direct supervision of the C. P. R.
The Herald extends greetings lo the
people and newspapers of the Kooie-
uays, and expresses an earnest desire lor
astrong pull together for the development and upbuilding of the best country
known today for all dassts of men to
"  are success,
There is no little satisfaction In pub*
•   iir .i paper ii. u town so fortunately
ituaud as Cranbrook.   Uuusually fa*
'■   i ■'■ in a geographical way, being locat-
"''» the center ol the district and right
' hue ol nearly every important wagon
road, trail, and ihe   piincipal  point on
ii:- Crows Nest Pass railway, it has ad*
vai tH#?stUaua,rettnt |ualed by any other
■^Vi in this district, These alone would
'... ii   of Cranbrook a prosperous city.
II ! li.i-it- is still another reasou, and
' !>•■ that is far reaching and alt-powerful
in is ii iluence,   The C. P   R. long ago
announced tbatCranbrook was to be Uie
divisional point on the Crows Nest  Pass
line    In  other   words   this  company,
which owns oue-h»If of this magnificcnl
townsite, publicly announces that Ctaubrook hns been selected as the  official
center for this .line of road.    There are
other lowns along Ihe line, and any cue
of them might have been so designated
by the C. P. 11, had it  not appreciated
tlie vantage  ground occupied by Cran-
1 n ok, owing to iis peculiar strength as
lo location.   Mr. L. A.   Hamilton, land
commissioner for the C. P. R., with headquarters nt Winnipeg, frankly states that
''Craubrook is to be the company's principal   town of the   Crows   Nest   line."
mLmmte official, and comes from most cx-
It cannot be gainsayed that the town
toward which the C. P. R. lends their influence at this stage, must, beyond a
question of a doubt, become the leading
town of liast Kootenay. They have
already wade it the divisional point.
They will erect here shops and a round
house. They will build the branch north
west from this poiut. In fact they have
shown by their declarations up to the
present time that Cranbrook is to be the
headquarters for this system.
It would have to be a critical person
indeed who would stop to guess at tbe
future of Cranbrook. It will lead in
prosperity as it leads in location. In
mouths from now, Craubrook will have
uo rivals. It will, however, have many
smaller towns north, south, east aud
west that will contribute tohergreatness.
There is no guess work about Cranbrook.
Her future is a settled fact.
The Opposition is meetiug with hard
lines in its light on the present govern
ment. Every effort is being made to
gain ground, and each gun that is fired
recoils with damaging effect. The more
the various questions at issue are argued
the more sppiircnt becomes the fact that
British Columbia has never made such
progress as under tha present government. Abuse, vilification and slander
ous accusations are met by data of progress and prosperity. The people, who
are watching this contest with great interest, are firm in their opinion that any
party cau find fault and criticise, while
the fact remains that the government has
displayed wisdom and judgment in ad-
vaucing the best interests of the Province, and bringing* about an era of development that hus wrought a change of
direct benefit to every resident of British
The Kamloops Standard, in summing
up the situation, gives the following picture of tbe deplorable condition of the
Opposition that can be fully appreciated
by all who have kept pace with the tide
of affairs in H.itish Columbia :
News from the capital is distinctly
discouraging for the Opposition. Mr.
SentIta'a speech in reply to the address
exposed Ihe weakness of the Opposition
and their want of policy. The opposition lo the gov-.riitu.-ut buildings has
melted away before the sunshine of ap
probation, The prosperity of the coun-
iry and Increased  revenue, wiih ether
favorable coud.U tiis disarm the discou
tent, which is always prevalent against
any party in power. The only cry to go
to the country ou is ibe spoliation of the
capitalist, but thu country has not yet
descended to so low a level of intelligence, and so the cry will probably disgust more than it will gain.
The "two platforms'' which were intended to attract the sober Tory and
hungry Liberal, has proved distracting
to both, and the attempt of some of the
younger, less responsible of the party to
run things, has only divided the camp
still further.
The attacks that have been made on
the Government by certain journals of
the forward party have caused many defalcations from the ranks of the Opposition among the solid men, several turning Governmert supporters nnd many
others withdrawing their support from
the opposition.
Mr. Bod well, the hope of the Opposition, has definitely declined to become a
candidate, and Mr. Havie.i is very unlikely in be oue now lhat Mr. Bodwell
has dropoed nut, and there is not one
man today iu sympathy with the anti-
Turner party w-lio may be looked up to
to render assist mice who carries any
weight with the community.
fered by the beautiful site, in connection
with the location, will be sufficient argument to any man of judgment.
Cranbrook, as the C. P. R. town of
South East Kootenay, stands today as
the leading point along the Crows Nest
Pass road.
Cranbrook enjoys the happy distinction of having grown faster since it was
placed on the market than any other
town in East Kootenay.
There will be no delay in building at
Cranbrook. The best mill in East Kootenay is sawing out hundreds of thousands of feet of lumber to meet the demand that is rapidly increasing.
The Kuskanook Searchlight is the
latest journalistic luminary in South
East Kootenay. The plant was taken
from the Kaslo News office, and Dave
King, of the Kaslo Kooteanian, says it
waa moved in the night. Perhaps that
is why it was called the Searchlight.
The fact that the divisional point of
the Crows Nest Pass road has been established at Cranbrook means that a
great many railroad people will make
their h»mes in this town. And when
the branch is built from this point to the
North Star mine—and when that line
is built Cranbrook will be the junction
that will mean an increase in tbe number of railioad men who will live in
With all roads leading to Cranbrook,
as a common center, it does not take a
very wise person to forsee tbe result of
develoyment in this particular section,
No town has so many mines loeated near
it, no town has so many small places
around it, and no town is so favorably
located to make a great commercial
point. Tbe C. P. R. evidently realized
this fact when tbey selected Cranbrook
as the divisional point of the Crows
Nest Pass road, and the official center
of this division.
The Golden Era, although violently
opposed to the Government, takes occasion to heartily commend the Hon. Col.
Baker in his selection of a successor to
Prof, Carlyle as Provincial minerologist,
The Era states that Mr. Baker took no
partisan view of the matter, but named
a man whose abilities would bring about
the beat results for the Province. Cranbrook is the center of the district geo
graphically. It will be the center of
population and also the center commercially. If there is anything in the ten
dency of events and the possession of
every advantage, Cranbrook is easily the
best town in East Kootenay J
The Dominion government will do
well to take notice of the pressing need
of postal facilities at Cranbiook, Swansea, Moyie and Kuskanook. These towns
are all along one line, and the postoffice
department can kill a number of birds
with one stone iu the shape of a mail
route for Ibis particular section. Time
is the essential point just now, and
there are many hundred people who arc
unable to receive any mail except in the
same place and with about the same regularity as that provided by individuals
exiled in a mountain fnstsness—depending on a chance traveler, The proper
time for relief is now. Each week of
delay adds to the burden.
Railroad Notes.
Through the courtesy of Mr. Turner,
in charge of the Canada Western Telephone and Telegraph Company's office
at Swansea, we learn:
Por a long time past the contractors
on the C. P. R. have been drilling into
the mountain skirting Moyie lake for the
purpose of throwing down a large mass
of rock in order to create a filling upon
which to make the road bed. On Sunday everything being in readiness, the
loads were fired, and 8,000 cubic yards
of rock detached from the mountain side
and deposited In tlie desired place, the
immense blast being a success in every
particular. This discbarge cost $1,000.
Messrs. McBeth & Peters have a five
mile contract along the lake, and are
working 200 men; they anticipate completing their undertaking June I,
Mr. Hascom, another contractor, is
working ioo men in the vicinitv of Moyie
Chief Engineer Charles E. Woodsand
party of six arrived last night.
Engineer W. L. MeKenzie arrived
from the east last evening, departing
for the lake this morning.
C.N. P.R. Chief Engineer M. H. Mc-
I.eod, arrived In Warduer recently, aud
will he iu Cranbrook this week.
Contractor and Builder.
J. II. Sihbald is a Cranbrook contractor and builder who will build you any-
General Bin cknmi thing.
G. L   Milliard has an announcement
in another column.    He is prepared tu
,, .       . , I do all work in a thorough manner tint
thing from a shack to a palace, and do C0WM lltKjcr lhc hrn(, of RCnfra, Mwk,
New Store Building.
A substantial and neat store building
is heing erected by the junior Leitch
Brothers, G. & A., sons of Mr. Archibald
Leitch, uiaunger of the Ctaubrook Lumber Company. It is large enough for division into two storeiooms, and will
soon be occupied by Messrs, R. II. Brat-
tie with a stock of drugs, and G. II. Mi
fier with a stock of hardware and shop
tor repairing and maiiufactiiiing tinware.
Cranbrook is in need of a good barber
There is pome shaving done here now
but not of the hirislute order.
Nowhere In British Columbia is there
such a perfect site for a town as that of
Cranbrook. The completion of the
Crows Nest road will bring more people in the right place, and the company has
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Maurice Quain, local manager of Ihe
Canada Western Telephone and Telegraph Company, returned Monday from
a trip to the divide to repair a break in
the line. It was found to have been
caused by a careless tie-maker, who
felled a tree across the wire, breaking it.
On the afternoon of the same day he
departed for the Mission, to establish
telephonic connections with that point.
Mr. Quain appears to be the right man
to Cranbrook than to any other point in
Kast  Kootenay, as the advantages of.
made no mistake in assigning him to the
East Kootenay Hotel
Warm Rooms
and -For Guests
Comfortable Beds
To make everything pleasant for visitors.
it, to, inaccordauce with t.:e letter and
spirit of his contract. His work bears
the closest scrutiny and satisfies bis patrons—what better recommendation can
a mail give.   Kead bis ad.
tn!thing. More than (hat, be standi
ready to quickly nnd efficiently rrpair
all wagoh wood work. Come to Crau
brook when you need anjilrug in his
j Hue.
General Blacksmith
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Contractor and Bulk
Plans- and Specifications Furnished on Short Notioe.
If you contemplate building call on me. I may be able to give you
au idea or two that will save you money. Prompt work aud satisfaction
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The Cranbrook Lumber Co.
1    Saw and..
Planing Mills..
All kinds of Rough and Dressed Lumber,
Dimension Timber, Shingles
and Mouldings...
Dimension Timber, 214 to 12x12 up to au feel long J16 00 per M
" "      over 20 feet long up to 30 ft. add 50c. per
M for each additional a feet.
" "      over 30 ft. long—prices on application.
Rough Lumber, it. 14, 16 ft. lengths  16 00 per M
Surfaced    "       12,14,16 ft.       "        20 00 per M
6 inch T. and G. Flooring—No. 1  26 00 per M
6 inch      " *' "    a  2a 00 per M
4 inch       " M "    1  28 00 per M
4 inch      " " "   a  24 00 per M
6 inch Rustic   "   1  26 00 per M
6 Inch     "      '»   a  22 00 per M
4 inch V joint or beaded celling—No. 1  28 00 per M
4 inch V    "     '*      •• •• "    a  24 00 per M
Ship Lip—all widths  aa 00 per M
Mouldings and finishing lumber, casings, &c, prices on application.
ARCH'd LEITCH, Manager.
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