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Cranbrook Herald Aug 25, 1898

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Steel Was Laid Into Cranbrook on Tues*
day, the Twenty=Third.
Cranbrook the Headquarters for Construction Until End of Work.
M. J. Hancy, Manager of Construction, Has Some Good Words
for the Metropolis of East Kootenay and Her
Future—Items of Interest.
At last Cranbrook has a railroad. The
people have waited long for this event,
and today they are happy. Tuesday
morning the smoke from the engine that
propels the tracklayer was seen nt the
further end of the praiiie to the northeast, and slowly but surely the gteat
Iron horse approached the town of Craubrook. Length after length of rails were
laid by the large force of men employed
for lhat purpose, and wheu the sun
dipped behind the timber covered hills
to the southwest, the dying rays were
reflected back from the steel rails lhat
carried the first tiaiu into Cranbrook.
Tuesday, August 23d, will always be a
memorable day in the history of Cranbrook, the leading city of South Esst
Kootenay. That day brought the railroad, and with it the fruition cf the people's foudest hopes, and the material
evidence of the prosperity that is lo follow. It gave absolute assurance of
transportation facilities, and a positive
guarantee that the pack horse and the
freight Wagou would soon be relics of tlie
past so far as shipping goods iuto Cranbrook iB concerned.
And how rapidly the grand transformation was wrought! At suntlse, nu
open prairie and a grade. At sunset, a
main track, several aide tracks, trains of
freight cars loaded to tbeir full capacity,
company's dining cars located ami ready
for use, a telegraph office n short distance away, and everything moving
along as though lhe road had been duly
installed for a mouth. The wonderful
work was accomplished in a manner
characteristic of lhe methods that prevail
in the west, and ia parralled by the iap-
idily that Uie town of Cranbrook sprang
from au oat field intoa thriving, hustling
business center.
But lhe work done lhat day and since
Is nothing compared wilh what is to follow. That work was temporal}'. The
work lhat is to follow will be of a permanent character. There are switches
to construct, many side tracks to lay, depot, round house ntul shops to build, and
many other things lo be done by the
company that will make Cranbrook iis
official headquarters for the trows Nest
Pass Hue. There are months of work
ahead for many people, ami an Increasing pay roil that will  be  permanent,
Cranbrook is to see a great eta ol prosperity follow the Introduction of the rail
road, that will Increase us the country
tributary to the place developed
Vlslllnf Officials.
Last Friday evening Cranbrook  was
visited by more twportntit railroad uud
government officials than evei before in
the history of Kast  Koolcnuy.    Among
ihem wereCblefof Construction ilaney.
Government Railway Inspector Rid out,
Government Railway Uuglneei Fell owes,
C. r. it. Inspector Luuiidcu, chief Bn*
(lllieer Macleod and llii.lge and ltuililing
Superintendent Weller.
The distinguished parly wero on atrip
Of Inspection of lhe C. N. I*. K., destined for Kiioteiniy lake and icttini Ibis
way. Apparently ewrylll'Ug was satisfactory with them, UUt they could not
aiitu-lpaie tht'ir reports i" the govern*
incut  and railway company by vxprcs-
ititg themselves to the reporter for publication.
Regarding Cr»nbrook tbey had nothing but the kindest wotils, and it seemed
lo be their candid opinion nnd belief
that Crailbrook Will be ail-that has been
claimed for tt by its mosl sanguine advocates.
Mr. ilaney .said the railroad would
1 nine Into the town and pavB along, but
unlike some other places, after the construction camps had passed Ctnubrook,
there would still be a town here mid a
good one. Many men would remain
here at work afler the construction gang
had passed. The depot was to be constructed (details regarding which will be
found elsewhere), "and," Mr. Ilaney remarked, "it will be unequalled iu elze and
elegance by any depot, constructed of
lumber, on the Canadian Pacific line."
Tbe shops, also, would engage a large
number of men in their construction,
and consume a large amount of material,
which In turn would help to keep the lo
cal saw mill actively employed n loug
From tbe above it does not require a
very acute mind to discern the fact that
from railroad cources alone Craubrook
will be a very busy town for a long while
to come. A gentleman in position to
know has assured Tin*, IIi'.itAi.ntlmt lhe
pay-roll  of the  railroad  company  at
Cranbrook, for al) classes of employes,
will be not less than $6,000 per month.
And it should be remembered that this
sum iB the minimum amount—that before a year has passed it Is very liable to
be doubled, and possibly more than doubled.
In less than two weeks there will be a
regular tri-weekly train service east and
west, and then Hast Kootenay and' Cranbrook can say that it Is no longer an isolated spot, rich in unrivalled natural resources.
Capital can and will come to examine,
buy and develop the very promising
mineral claims which surround Cranbrook on every side, and before another
year has passed it will be satisfactorily
demonstrated that Cranbrook is what
this paper has claimed for it—the centre
of oue of the richest gold, silver, copper
and lead regions in British Columbia, if
not ou the continent.
Long steam boat rides, tedious, tiresome, awfully dusty journeys on rickety
lumber wagons, alleged to be stages, will
soon be matters of history In East Kootenay, aud capitalists can make the trip
here with ease and comfort. Many have
been deterred from investigating the resources of this country and from aiding
in its development by these reasons
Railroad Notes.
Contractor McCarty was taking iu the
sights iu Cranbrook last Friday night.
There was another smashup on the
Loop last week and 14 cars were ditched.
Contractor Grant came up from his
work Monday.
Contractor McDonald is in town today.
He expects to be through by Saturday
Most of the coiitractori are now figuring witb the section al engineers on tbeir
Paymaster Bernhardt and his assistant
Mr. Latimer, paid out over fn.ooo tothe
employes here last Monday.
Conductor Templeton came up from
Wardner Wednesday. He will be able
to resume work iu ft few days.
Superintendent Turnbull stated one
day last week that steel would be laid
to Kuskonook within 30 to 35 days.
George Colcleugh, the Wardner storekeeper arrived lit town Tuesday night
nml expects to be located here very soon.
It is repotted that the Crows Nest Pais
road, from Lethhrldge to Eernle, will be
turned over to the C. V. R. wilhin a
hor I lime.
Hilly Davis' dog and Billy Davis came
Ivor from Wardner Tuesday. Billy expects lo make Cranbrook bis headquar-
leis henceforth.
The C. V. K. will erect headquarters'
StablSI al once. Craubrook will lie used
as headquarters for their trams until the
etui of construction.
The construction Irsin bad a little bad
luck working through Isador canyon.
The engine gol off lhe track several
liuii's causing considerable delay,
A temporary telegraph office was located in a lent near the trestle two miles
from town. Poles artf beiug let across
the prairie, and the line will be in town
this evening.
Superintendent Turuhull bad his family earl brought to Cranbrook yesterday
evening, and this place will he his headquarters for several days. He follows up
the end of steel as closely as possible.
Contractor Wellmau's classic features
arc often in evidence around Cranbrook
these days; he seems to avoid the outlying telephone stations of late, for some
Dau McGllvary and Charley McDou-
gall, two of the greatest joshers*on the
line, have headquarters in Cranbrook,
and are making it lively for the rest of
the contractors.
Commencing tomorrow regular trains
will he run from Cranbrook east, giving
passenger accommodations from this
point. This will prove a great convenience to the people.
Major Howies has been holding forth
In Cranbrook the last few days. The
major's popularity is always increasing,
and you never see liim but what he has
a crowd around him. To listen to one
of the major's stories is to enjoy life.
jft#MA(l**_ ******************
Living In or Visiting Cranbrook, Whom
We All Know or Should.
Judge Hutchison visited Moyie yesterday.
Solicitor Herchuier is iu Fort Steele
William Hatch, ol Wardner, was in
town Saturday.
L. A. Hamilton, land commissioner,
is expected Ibis week.
Mrs, Guy Campbell aud children visited the Mission Monday.
Caleb Ames came in from Warduer
Tuesday and left for Moyie today.
Billy Montgomery brought a load of
passengers up from Waiduer Friday
G. W. Hilllard is convalescing slowly;
he has been In tbe Craubrook hospital
for several days.
Messrs. Roland and Woodford arrived
from Wardner Monday and will remain
in the metropolis for awhile.
Joe Mitchell, the local manager of the
Drewry Brewing Company of Winnipeg,
left Saturday for a trip up the line.
Oliver Burge, one of lhe proprietors of
the Kootenny House, has been confined
to his room for the past three days by illness.
Mrs. H. T. Brown and sou Waldo departed Friday afternoon for Spokane,
where they will remain for the winter,
returning in the spring.
'Oliver Burge was a visitor to Fort
Steele Friday last, in order to see bis
daughter safely embarked on the steamer
on her homeward journey.
Miss Jessie Burge started for her Kalispell home Friday, after a two weeks-
visit, leaving many new-made friends
and well-wishers in Craubrook.
Charley Wellman, as manager of the
phonograph, is a success. He can beat
tbe machine talking to the crowd, but is
a little shy in collecting lhe coin.
Angus Morrison is beginning to look
little mote like himself; a little sick-
uess knocks these strong men in the
neck worse than a right-on-lbe-henrt.
Contractor O'N.il and Dan McGilvary
are still arguing about ''those wagons,'1
with Charley McDougall as umpire.
O'Neil says it is a "two-pluck-one" layout.
No, that wasn't what gave Heatlie that
tired, all-gone look last Monday; he bad
been out to Palmer's Bar experting a
mini, •nd kt*   U**m   uioai   uol u    uwila >Mfl
Captain Saunders, inspector of mounted police, passed through here, on ton
tine dulies, the oilier day. Evidently,
tbe captain is tbe right man in au important position.
Thos. Kennedy will open his grocery
and wholesale liquor store this week.
Mr. Kennedy proposes to keep the kind
of goods people want and sell them at
prices tbat will prove attractive.
A. Scott by name and a Scot by birth,
will soon depart to establish the branch
of the Canadian Bank of Commerce nl
Feroie. Mr. Scott has made many
friends and acquaintances here, all of
whom would have Seen pleased lo see
him remaiu here.
J. G. Shier, of lhe International hotel
at Fort Steele, came over Monday morning to look at the metropolis and size up
the piice o( lots. Mr. Shier would make
a good citizen, and as lie will come sooner or later, he is loosing valuable time.
W. G. Lauchland, the Warduer druggist, and one of the nicest gentleman in
Hast Kootenay, was a Cranbrook visitor
Monday. Mr. Lauchland was very favorably impressed with the appearance of
this city, and will probably embark in
business here.
R, II. Karatofsky, of Fort Steele,
came over Irom the Mission Sunday
liight, bringing his name in Jake Berk-
man's buggy. He Ims been sick for a
few weeks, and bis friends lell him that
if he will chop a syllable off of bis name
he would inprove more rapidly.
W. E. Bdmonston, of Edmonton, was
registered at the Cranbrook hotel this
week. He came here to nirange for tbe
shipment of meals, vegetables, eggs, etc.,
to this point, as he considers Cranbrook
the best dish Uniting point iu Ivasl Kootenay.
John Sucksuiilh, the Wardner sawmill
man, was In towu Tuesday looking over
the situation, Hu is greatly impressed
with the possibilities of Crailbrook and
feels thankful that he bought properly
here early iu the game.
Jake Berkman, of Rtpsteln & Berk*
man, proprietors of the Central hotel at
Warduer, was In town Monday. It was
his first visit to Cranbrook, and like all
tbe rest, be was quickly converted.
"Cranbrook is all right now," said Mr.
Berkman, as he looked at the crowds at
work, "and what is more sbe is bound
to Ik a good town in the future. I guess
we will have to secure au interest here.
It looks like there would be good money
In it." Mr. Berkman'** judgment is fin l-
class on any proposition, as bis success
has demonstrated, and be is right in tine
in his opinion of Cranbrook.
Remanded for Trial.
Antonio Bruno, charged witli the murder of a brother Italian, Guiseppe Puerto, had au examination last Tuesday and
Wednesday at Moyie before Commissioner Armstrong, and was remanded for
trial at Nelson. Tbe evidence was strong
against the accused, although he seemed
cool throughout the ordeal, and when on
the stand told a story that was straight
enough, but not being plausible in view
of the fuet that the effects of the dead
man were found upou bim.
The Spaniards Continue Their Foxy
England   and Japan Show Their
Sympathies ior the States
at Manila.
There is Utile that is new iu lhe situation   between   Spain   and   tbe   United
Slates.   The peace commissions ate to be
appointed and the important questions
for settlement seem lo be what tenitory
is to be ceded to the United State*.
Some of the Spanish ministry, evidently
mistaking the course of the United Stales
iu not asking a cash indemnity, now fa*
or turning Ibe tables and demanding
damages from the United States.
Senor Sagasta says lhat at present
there exists simply n cessation of hostilities, which mny mean either peace or
war. He is playing for delay 111 all bis
movements, lo better handle the political situation in bis own country.
Tlie United States troops are being
recalled and assembled in their own
states which is a move preparatory lo
mustering them out of the service.
General News Notes.
Structural industry, throughout the
States is booming.
Santiago hospitals are filled with fever
stricken American soldiers.
Terms of the capitulation of Manila
provide for lhe cession of all the islands.
Tbe Loudon Times thinks the Unite I
Stales should occupy Cuba permanently
and that if thut country would also assume lhe responsibility of the whole
Philippine group, it would greatly sim
plify matters.
P. B. Corbett, the father ol James Cor-
bett, the pugilist, last week shot his wife
and then himself at their home in Sun
Francisco. Young Corbett stopped
training nml his light with McCoy will
be postponed. r
When tbe bombardment of Manila
took place, the Knglisli nud Japan vessels lined up with the Americans, und
the Gentian and French vessels took
positions on the opposite side of the bay.
The Spanish government at Havana
have appointed a commission lo decide
on ideuiuitiea to be asked of the United
States for injury lo government buildings
and state lands, loss of war and naval
material taken by the United flutes,
property rights and the form of government to be established in Cuba. The
Havana government must imagine that
Spain wus victorious,
Moyie, B. C, Aug. 15.—Mr. N. A.
Wallinger, representing the Fort Steele
Development syndicate, limited, of Loudon, Kng., and Mr. Isaac Williams, were
here last Saturday in connection with
the Moyie and Queen of the Hills mines.
Mr. Williams, a thoroughly practical
miner, and late manager of the Norlh
Star, will take charge of the work which
i.s to be shortly commenced on these
properties. Five thousand dollars has
been paid on a bond of $125,000 to the
late owners, Messrs. Houghton, Hogg
and l'ugh, and as soon as the last payment has beeu made work will be carried on in a thorough aud systematic
style. In the meantime a new tunnel is
to be run, tlie first shot probably being
fired this week. Mr. Williams, iu speaking of the Moyie nnd Queen of the Hills,
snys he wishes for no better prospects to
work upon. Shipping of the ore will be
commenced as soon as the necessary arrangements can be made.
The slight depression in business circles has passetl away nud things are
looking up. A good time is expected
this fall.
Messrs. Herchmer, Iv!wards and El-
well, of Fort Sleele, were visitors to Col.
Henderson this week.
Hammer and saw are still to be heard
ou the addition to the Central hotel.
Joe Shea has recently put up a building 011 ol his lots which will shortly be
opened ns n cigar divan. Lovers of the
weed may expect to find good brands
where Joe is.
A mnn named Mathesoti, while teaming near here met wiih an accident by
his team running away. He was thrown
from the rig, receiving a slight contusion
on the head.
Work has commenced at lhe Moyie
aud Queen of ibe Hills mines.
Tbe bush fires which have been illuminating the town for the Inst few nights
have been put out by the recent heavy
storms. A considerable area of timber
has been destroyed.
A building is being put up on the Lake
Shore addition which will be shortly occupied as a millinery and dressmaking
establishment. Mrs. Ryan, late of .Spokane, will bein charge.
Notice—The Creole Queen Cream pos*
itively removes wrinkles, whether from
old age or ill health. Mrs. Utile Butler,
pianist and complcxionist, V. U. box so,
Fort Steele, B. C.
Be sure and read this.—Canadian Face
Tonic, for shiny and greasy complexions;
liquid, pure as water. No lady's toilet
complete without it. Mrs. Belle Butler,
pianist and complcxionist, P. O , box su
Fort Steele, B. C.
Twenty-two yeais Banking ami Mining
experience in Colorado, New Mexico,
&.c. Prospectors outfitted for non-residents. Correspondent! First National
, Hank, Chicago. Codes, escrows, &c.
j    A. II, RAYNOLUS, Cranbrook, 11. C.
That Have Occurred During Ihe Week Past,
ur Will Take Place Later.
Harry Murphy, C. P. lt. time keeper,
came up from Wardner Tuesday.
Constable Cole has been appointed
Health Iuspecter for Cranbrook.
F. W. Frith has purchased a lot in
block 91. He expects to engage in the
feed business,
Reid & Co. arc moving their stock
from Wnrdner to Cranbrook. A load of
the goods came in yesterday afternoon.
The lender on one of the east-bound
trains went in the ditch in the canyon
yesterday, delaying all trains for several
George Geaiy, the veteran liveryman,
rails the attention of the public to his
Craubrook establishment in this issue of
Tit)'; lIi-'i<Ai,i>.
The Koyal Cafe lias an announcement
in ibis issue. F. P. Vandecnr, the proprietor, is a hustler and deserves the success be is enjoying.
The heavy rain Sunday night was the
right thing tn the right place. Il laid
the dust in 11 most effective manner, and
made life worth living once more.
There were no indoor services last
Sunday evening, This was due to the
fact that Rev. Cattannch and Rev. Oliver had agreed to alternate in their service nights, Rev. Oliver should have
been here last Sunday evening, but failed to materialize! hi-iice there was uo
Fred F. Piper has nearly completed a
block (wood) letter sign fortbe Cauadian
Bank of Commerce that would do credit
lo the best sign makers in the land.
The letters will be gilded, are perfectly
formed, and the words symmetrically
placed on lhe sign board regarding spacing off, something most sign writers
often overlook.
Tlie Fort Steele Brewing company, appreciating the value of TlIB Hkkai.H as
a medium to reach the people of South
Bast Kootenay, hnve an announcement
in Ibis issue. Messrs. Kaiser and Sick
arc producing a quality of beer lhat is
conceded hy nil lovers of the beverage to
rank with tbe best, and iu consequence
of this fact their business is rapidly increasing.
It is tine that great fires were lighted
Tuesday night that turned the heavens
a crimson hue, ami it is also true that tbe
railroad arrived here lhat same evening,
ltut it was simply a coincidence, as tbe
illumination wus due to the brush clearing on the low ground along the lagoon.
Yet, it answered the purpose. Some
men painted lhe heavens, while others
gave the town i'self a bright, glorious
red tint.
Cranbrook had her first open air relig*
ons service hrst Sunday evening. One
of the men working on the road, who
labors for Ilaney during lhe week, and
Christ ou Sunday, talked straight salvation to a large crowd fur au hour. He
seemed sincere and displayed intense
enthusiasm, and therefore is entitled to
lhe same respect and consideration accorded to any other worker in tbe Lord's
vineyard. His grammar and rhetoric
may have been faulty, but if his heart is
iu the right place, what's the odds.
He Gives His Opinion of lhe People Wbo
Maligned Him.
W. T. Kaake. proprietor of lhe Commercial hotel, returned Monday morning
from a hasty trip to Trail, by the way of
Kuskonook nnd Nelson. He was pretty
well tired out but when he met a representative of THR Hkkai.d be stopped,
and after shaking ban-Is, said: "Well,
you see I uin back again. I didn't go to
the Philippines or Cuba, nor did I leave
for the purpose of beating Williams out
off 12.60. You see, it is about this way.
Owning the hok-l and other inteiests in
Craubrook, and having a revenue from
Jthe hotel alone of several hundred dollars a week, I figured it out lhat it would
be more profitable to pay the $12 60 than
lo leave oil of il.
"But speaking seriously, I heard tbe
story about how I skipped out as soon ns
I returned, and of course anybody and
everybody knew it was started by some
skunks to do tne harm. 1 have befriended that man Williams time and again;
paid his fare, given him work, and stood
by bim, and he repays mc in this way.
As for anyone I owed, the money was at
the hotel for them I was called away
suddenly on family business of a private
nature, aud I didn't deem it necessary to
advertise the fact. My wife has beeu
very ill.. 1 saw her, was one day in
Trail, and hurried home to find that a
lot of cayuscs had been raising hades because there happened lo be a balance in
their favor of a few dollars, Well, I am
here, and I guess if tbere is any trouble
it won't he ou lny side of the fence,
But, if a man wants to avoid difficulties
he must keep such people as that iih ay
from bim. The best you can get from
such fellows is the worst of it, no matter
bow much you favor them." And Mr.
Kaake turned aside to shake bands with
another crowd of friends.
Thousands of Dollars are Being Invested
In Property, and Buildings.
She is Recognized \L the Great Distributing and Commercial Center.
Business Blocks and Residences arc Being Erected on Every
Hand, and the Town is a Bee hive of Industry
-..-Great Field for Investment.
Strangers who come to Craubrook are
at once impressed with the substantial
appearauce of the buildings that have
been constructed here, aud those in
course of erection. It is a fact lhat there
is a total absence of the Cheap John style
of architecture. Those wbo are building
seem to be actuated by a desire to build
permanently aud buitd well. Never before in the history of the Kootenays has
there been a town tbat lias been built up
so rapidly and at tbe same time, built
with such a degree of permeuaucy. A
few weeks ago tb-fere was little in Cran*
brook but au open prairie. Today the
streets are well defined by handsome edifices, coustructed with au idea of archi-
teeural beauty, and painted iu an artistic manner. And Ibis is only the beetling. Buildings are uuder way, and extracts let for many more, and within a
month or six weeks tbe town of today
that causes everyone to marvel, will be
au infaut indeed compared wilh the
town of tbat time.
Aud what Is tbe cause of this building?
Why is it tbat capital is being so freely
invested in Cranbiook? Tbe answer is
easy, for the reason is plaiu. Tbe people have arrived at that stage wheu they
are willing to acknowledge that Cranbrook ts tbe natural center of this lich
tenitory, and owing to favorable circumstances, nudisputable advantages aud
overwhelming influences, is bound to be
the commercial, financial and mining
center. Men of capital are naturally
men of more than ordinary shrewdness.
They do not invest their i&UMj! in a new
proposition, until tbe pros aud cons
have been duly considered. Cranbrook
has been carefully weighed and not
found wanting in opportunities and possibilities. Business men recognize tbat
this town holds the key to the commercial situation in South East Kooteoay
and tbat her position is impregnable.
The building of tbe railroad has presented material conditions in a manner
tbat tbey can be sized np properly and
safely. Therefore tbere is no longer any
doubt iu lhe minds of tbe people as to
tbe place that is to command the business of this territory, and for this reasou tbey are making haste to establish
themselves as quickly aa material and
workman can accomplish it.
The Cosgrove Company.
The Cosgrove Company gave a very
pleasing entertainment last evening in
one of the new biiildingson Baker street.
Tbere was a fair house aud everyone
present was more than satisfied. Tbe
costumes are in keeping with the times,
aud the individual work of the members
deserves praise. It will be a long time
before Cranbiook will get a better entertainment, and tonight tbe company give
tbeir farewell performance. Henry Fay,
the comedian, is worth the price of admission, while the work of Misses Lillian
and Ada Cosgrove nud Evelyn Mackie is
exceptionally good,
coiner of Louis sited and Durlck avenue, just south of Tin; Hkrai.ii. Mr.
O'Nlel has the contract for excavating
the cellar.
Ryan & Morrison, cf tbe Cranbrook
House, have leased the whole of the
large building that is being constructed,
next to their hotel on ibe west, and wtUX
rearrange tUelr hostler; accordingly*
They will move the bat andoffie-ubyjs
the new quarters, and when all is done
will have one of lhe finest hotels in the
Jacob Ftnk, of the Pott Steele Mer-
raniile company, is in town to superintend '.be consttucUi n of the company's
new building in this city. Work on tbe
cellar waa commenced last Tuesday.
Lament & drier have lhe contract for
tbe building, which -.-.ill be 25 by 70 feet,
wilh a l^-foot ceiling. Tbe storeroom
will be 25 by 40. ami the wareroom 35 by
yo, Mr. Fink thinks ib-it ibe building
will be ready fot occupancy within three
A Field lor lavestmcat.
1 The rapid growth of Cranbrook and
be material increase in the population
lhat will follow the establishment of
yards, roundhouse and shops here, will
create a demand for residences. This
presents a splendid field for investment,
for neat cottages that will rent for $12 to
$15 a month will find ready takers. And
what is more, buildings of this kind can
be rented now as soon as Ihey are completed. Hardly a day goes by without
numerous inquiries being made for
dwelling houses.
Wlaiipex Jobbers' Oreat Opportunity te Secure a Ma gad ice at Field.
During tbe put two weeks there have
been several leprestntativesof Winnipeg
wholesale bouses iu Cranbrook, looking
over the field In the interest of their respective firms. This shows enterprise
upon the part 01 ihe wholesalers and
jobbers of Winnipeg, ami if they are
wise they will not fail to lake advantage
of the splendid opportunity offered to
get an early bold In South East Kootenay. This is a magnificent territory
that la being opened to the wholesale interests of Winnipeg and other eastern
points by ihe completion of the Crowe
Nest Pass railroad to Craubrook. It is a
territory that will pay any bouse to look
after, and 10 exert every effort to secure
a solid foothold, for the reason tbat it is
a growing territory with increasing demands for supplies of every kind.
Iu a few months the road will be completed to Kootenay lake, forming connections with Nelson and ihe cities of
the western coast. Already the'western
cities are preparing to invade this tesVi-
tory. They are chafing under tbe enforced delaj, but will endeavor to make
up fur lost time when the railway connections are completed.
Slfos of Prosperity.
G. II. Miner will erect a collage on
Harwell avenue.
The Cranbrook house is adding" a
kitchen and other improvements in the
The new restaurant building on Durick
avenue lhat is being built by Colonel
Reynolds will be occupied by John Willis.
Alex Moffat haa purchased three lots
at lhe corner of Garden and Edwards
streets, and will commence the erection
of a residence at once.
Mr. Grant, foreman of the C. P. R.
carpenter work, has purchased two lots
on Hurwell avenue, and will erect a residence and send for his family.
Ground was broken Tuesday for the
new wholesale liquor bouse tbat is to be
built on Durick avenue by tbe Drewry
Brewing company, of Winnipeg.
N. Hanson has purchased another lot
on Cranbr iok street near the Royal Cafe
and will commence the construction of
his second building in Cranbrook at
Ed Irvine, who is largely interested in
several mining propositions near Cranbrook, has purchased a lot here and expects to build an office for bis own use in
Ibe brokerage business. ,
Work is progressing on the excavation
for the large storebuildiug lhat Is to be
erected on Baker street next to the
Leitch building by Sherlock &. Uigiu*
botbam, of Lelhbridge.
The Drewry Brewing company will
erect its Craubrook branch house on the
1.00k   OLT   FOR   FIRES.
The Hanson  Block   IM a  Narrow Escape
From  Destruction.
Last Thursday night, about 12 o'clock,
tbe large and handsome Hanson block,
in course of construction, narrowly escaped being destroyed by fire.
For some days tinners have been at
work laying tin roofing, and during the
afternoon sparks from lhe furnace moat
have lodged in a sack of charcoal laying
on tbe roof, for after the discovery of
the blsu by .Mr. Haines, William Resor
and Fred Piper located the blaze in that
pot and fortunately were able to extinguish it with lhe aid of a few buckets of
waler. About lwo del of board roofing
had been burned Irom the beat of tbe
overlaying tin, and had the wind got a
chame at it, llie result would have been
the destruction of the building, of
Crelgbton'i grocery store sod stock and
probably tin- Commercial hotel.
Under the most favorable conditions
Ibe buildings of this town, like all new
places, are exceedingly combustible;
with the prolonged spell of very dry
weather that has prevailed, the structures have become veritable tinder boxes,
hence all cltlxsns should he henceforth
c.iitij.n as possible regarding fire.
Every new town has tu be burned down
at least once, but the longer the disaster
can be staved off lhe better.
The Bank Open for dimness.
Mr. Smyth manager of the Cranbrook
branch of the Canadian Hank of Commerce, arrived last evening with hh)
staff and this morning the bank was
opened for business. Although the
whole force were kept busy unpacking
the stationery, vet business men crowded in to open accounts and transact other hanking buslne-is. The opening of
this bank is a great boon lo Cranbrook
and the busiuess interests of all South
East Kootenay. It is one of the strongest and most enterprises banks in Canada and the people arc showing tbeir appreciation by centering their business
A    CMAMili.
Mr. John Wentwortb, who has been
editor of Tin-: IIkkai.d since it was
established, severed bis connection with
the paper this week, and has been succeeded by F, E Simpson, formerly editor of the Watdner International, and a
partner of Mr. H. T. Browu, the business
manager of Tiik IIkkai.d.
Mr. Wentwortll expects to return to
his home iu Spokane in a sboit time.
During his residence in Cranbrook he
made many fi lends by his pleasing personality and tbe excellence of bis woik
on THK Hkkai.i*. The people of Cranbrook and THB Hi.k.U.ii wish him
every success in tbe future.
To lhe Editor Cranbrook Herald:-
Dear Sir: Ir. the issue of July 30II1 of
the British Columbia Review, oflaoiidon,
l'.ug., 'the hist issue to band), the following, under the heading of Fast Kootenay, appears:
Knsi Knotonny lias been liltlte tu win mm any
liu*' im-.iiis ill Ua -imitation, 1- ii-se.jii-i'ii ly inin-
iun ims been .i.iin- naiu-r great ilunUvaniago.
Nim wo an'Jitwiit to iiii.i- 11 i-iiiiiiri-.   iin-
Crows Ncsi Wiin'ii ui Hie i'. I*. it. wm i.e cinii-
li'ficl fi'iini lln- inula line at I'oil .\1_l.i-ml 11 Hi
uliyiir l-'i-tt Mi-im'. t e i-n--tt.il nf Ivasl KiMitciiji;
In si\ij dnys, mnl in ri'iis'-iiucijci- many iiiluil
Moin'iiles thai  lioreiofuro mnlil nut lit-n-H-tit-il
1 few 1 f Hit* |iro|H'r
1 in- Dlbblu group, situated nu tlio \m\ Creek,
n.ii mill's nisi ni 1 art Steele, in Jane, mor, it
was sulilto lln- llun. lin.nie 1-:. Kisti-r, c\ Min
inter of Kill 11 •!*, w lm has -ini-i! tiiii'iit In ilevi'l >i>
iiii-iiI in Mn; iii'Uil'ui-iii-o'i „t kiimujo, mnl tan
mm- 1111 tin*ilniii|i. •ucketl  it-aily for sliiiirarii-
ovi-r in 0 talks, of ore that win nverano *mo \e
1 in- ure l» a ki (•>■ Gop-ier ami dilurldos, rnrry-
In-jliolil,-.llu'r and co'itH-r.   Tln-y an* w.irkl;ii!
on a uu <>r (mm ., ii.rii.--i iu'1 r..t oi ore!
Wliiili Is r.imlnt) in v» in- ami si/<-as ilciilli Is
Tin* minis art! tlliotll :*■ iw feci lilglier than
I'ort Hifeli', In what h known 11s ihe Ik I iver
iiutHHof lln' l.'ockles, liu' larililii--. fur i'ln-ii|>
111111111;. .miiihhiii' fvcellcil nt liii-y luivr -iinm-
iluaro ol llrsl rl.iss tliolicr t-iiiiarar ..fir. -.-inn-i'
ami |>ln<- c* inuiiieiii: water is furnish. ,| rr..in a
lnTliiaui'tii ula-lBi alum- tint lieail of Lost I 'ie e.k
iiml Hull Kim-i. nln-iciii any Mi f Hie ji-ar
i-aii be f'niml *Jm leei or so nt hlue We    Tin* o «
wm in-sni|»pH jnst -is soon hs tiie crows Neat
Hallway neU tn I'ort Heel*,  At tireseut tliu
"-Mirth star (oni|.aii> lui.i- -, conlnn-l with thu
hoat*. nml run tiimish iimro lire lliao lliev enn
Ink it.
■** Why a paper such as the Review,
which is said to be the organ of British
Columbia in Kugland, should publish
such statements is hard to know. ICilh-
or their correspondent in Bast Ki oteu-v
MlUSt be a deciple ol Annanias or else he
must be deaf, dumb and blind. I'ort
Steele is not a city, I'ort Steele is not the
capital of Kast Kootenay, nor is it on
the line of the C. N. P. R.
Yours very faithfully,
John Hutchison.
The above enlract is only one of many
attempts on the port of people interested
in I'ort Steele to create a false impression
abroad regarding that town aud its location. II is usblesa to inveigh against
such methods, for persons who will be
guilty of snch an act once, will repeat
it time and again, regardless of adverse
comment. Mr. Hutchison is justly indignant over such mistntemeiits, as he is
in correspondence with parties in London who do not understand how Port
Steele can be on the C. N. 1*. R. when
maps show otherwise, nor how it can be
the capital of Hast Kootenay, wben there
is so much evidence to the contrary.
Yet, it is best to let events take their
natural course. Results count, and
nothing else, and all the misrepresentation in Ih*: world will never make a city
of Fort .Steele or prevent the rapid
growth of Cranbrook.
Beavin said it wns easy, and then he
changed his mind.
If you conr.e to Cranbiook these days
you can see and bear a town grow.
All roads lead to Cranbrook and the
people are traveling along those roads
pretty thickly.
Those who bought property iu Cranbrook last spring, made money. Those
who buy now, will make more.
It looks as if there might be some fun
yet before the question of the next gov
eminent in this province is settled,
Some people speak of lhe "boom in
Cranbrook." That is a mistake, gentlemen- Ou the contrary it is but tbe natural growth nf the railroad center of this
They are raffling lots in Fort Sleele
now. Well, such forms of amusement
may prove a pleasing diversion to our
neighbors on the east, If It is not a profitable proposition.
Mr. Hancy says that Cranbrook will
continue to improve after the road i-
completed through the place, Mr. Ilaney is pretty good uulbority on what
place will make a good town along tbe
Crows Nest I'ass rood.
"We Are the Government" is the
headline in the 1'rospector over the news
that Semlin had formed a government.
Tbat is very llalliesa,ue. He would be
sure to place the personal pronoun before the government,
II. Bolster, secretary and manager of
the Spokane Fruit Fair, has sent out his
annual announcement for this year. The
fair will be held from October 4U1 to
15th, and the attractions this year will
be greater than ever. The citizens of
Spokane have guaranteed $15,000 lo iu*
sure the financial success of the fair, and
there are priz.es offered for county exhibits that will cause agricultural districts
of Washington, Idaho and Oregon to
exert themselves lo make that part of
the fair a great success. Spokane has
won well-merited fame as a place for
public entertainment. Her people seem
to be composed of ibe right kind of stuff
and they never fall lo do as they advertise, nor do they fail to advertise what
they are going to do. Such a policy is
tbe basis of success in Ibis advanced age.
* *
Mining stocks are advancing lu Ross.
New Westminster is considering a cur-.
few law.
The recent runs of salmon were ouly
"spin Is."
Cannery men are paying a one ceut
advance for fish.
Vancouver is going to pave some of its
thoroughfares witb blocks.
Much feeling exists in Trail over nu.
nierous cases of dog poisoning
A tierce forest fire is raging along the
Columbia river near Revelstoke.
A patty of Trail fisherman caught 300
trouUn Murphy creek on a recent Sunday.
Bush fires a-e raging in dangerous
proximity to private residences in Van-
cou ver.
The Canadian Smelting Works, heretofore known aa the Trail smelter, has
blown in.
A "mysterious man" was recently
found lying sick In the bush near New
Winters, Parsons & Boomer are working 200 men on widening the gWge of
tbe Trail road.
A large number of Chinamen arrived
on the limpiess of Japan recently for
eastern Canada.
David Benson, a would-be train-wrecker, near Revelstoke, hns been given three
years in the "pen."
The l,e Roi mine is in litigation, n
state of affairs which is ruinous lo all
mining propositions.
Fire Chief McKinnon, of Rossland,
has resigned on account of differences
with the city council.
It is said that one hear recently made
a $50 meal at the expense of prospectors, recently, near Trail.
The fire down the Columbia river fiom
Golden is still raging and under a heavy
wind might be a serious affiir.
Mackenzie & Maun are reported to
have whipped 1,0011 men from Boston, U
S.| to work on the Boundary road at ft
per day.
Joseph Claus, tbe murderer of his partners Hemlrickson and Burns, has paid
the penalty of his atrocious crime on the
gallows at Nanaimo.
A Si wash fisherman died at Steveston,
a fish industry center, recently, and the
whole tribe made a regular bedlam while
mourning over tbeir departed kinsman,
August it II. E. Robertson, real estate
and insurance broker at Trail, was
drowned, in full view of 50 people. In
company with Captain Devitt he was
returning from a canoe ride, when the
frail craft struck a riffle and upset. Devitt managed to reach shore, exhausted,
two miles below.
A seven-year-old Siwash Ind saved bis
four-year-old girl companion from
drowning, at Stevetson, one day last
week. He swam against a strong tide
with her for a loug distance, clutching a
pile and holding on until help arrived.
His act was passed bv without praise or
notice from his elders.
There is no end to the rumors regarding the construction of the Hue of railway Irom Bonner's Ferry, Idaho, to tbe
southern end of Kootenay lake. Two
large engineering parties have been in
the field for weeks past, going over portions of the line which were located by
N. 1) Miller, of tbe Great Northern
railway's engineering staff, and there is
some talk of tbe immediate construction
of the road. Up till the announcement
that the Great Northern Railway company bad secured the Corbin system it
was freely stated lhat this company was
promoting the scht me. As it is not likely tbat, having secured one connection
with this district the Great Northern
Railway company would duplicate the
same by constructing a line from Bonner's Ferry, llio-n* who insist the line will
be built at once have changed their story, and now sny that other capitalists are
behind the scheme. The ouly definite
news is of a negative character. Actual
construction has not been commenced,
and uo one appears to kuow at present if
a commencement is lo be made, or if
made, when.—Nelson Tribune.
Charles Diamond came iu from tbe
Union Jack district Monday. He and
his partners, Scott and Tierney, are
preparing lo put in an too foot tunnel iu
lhe Gertrude, which is an extension of
the Union Jack.
Canadian Pacific Railway
The Cheapest, Quickest and
Best Route
Toronto, Boston,
Montreal, New York,
Halifax, Philadelphia,
Chicago, St. Paul
...AND AM*..
Eastern and European Points.
Pacific Co ist aud Trans-Pacific points,
Klondike and Yukon Gold Fields.
Tourist ears leave Const Dally (except '1 ties ayi
lar St. I'au antl Knsiern I'nltits.
M-agnlKcent Sleepers and Dining Cars on all
Travel by Ihls Use anil have your Baggage
checked Ihroujh to destination.
Dally Consection Irom Kootenay Lake points
except Sunday.
Fur full infnrii-Hilmii'-iii 1111 orarttll'oss
W. V. AI'lll.nsilN,
Tiavnliii-,' I'M-iS'liner Afjeir.
Nki.nmn, II, C.
., .1. < uvi.r, iHii. I'ptsenger Ant.,
Vum-Lii.--', 11. ('.
t&t£&<£Owi\ This Space.
They will be ready for business in about three weeks.   Look
out for their announcement.        at        dt        ae        ae      • ae
»»■» mn »»-*rr-»<jD
it S1
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Fort Steele Brewing Co.
....FORT STEELE, B. C...
Manufacturers and Brewers of
tA 1KA rllit (tiittt(it(t(iitti(ttittttt
Beer and porter
Sold by the Barrel, Keg; or Bottled.
Bottled Beer for Family use a Specialty
P. 0. HIIX Hll.   Telephone No I.
KAISER & SICK, Prop's.
Royal Cafe and Bakery
jjjj   ts\ t\\ i)i *-i ii ty, —. tt\ m,
F. P. VAN DECAR, Prop.
Meals Served at all hours.
Regular Meals,  ■ycf,
The Best the Market Alfords Out.
Fine Line of Cigars and Tobaccos, Canned Goods, Confectionary and Soft Drinks.
cRANimuoK street. Reaj foe Big Sign.
The New Townsite of East Kootenay.
♦ ♦»»»-»-♦-»-»« . * *>(*XS;4>+-*-+-0>-.
siluati- oil the M.-ilti Line nf Hit: Crnw-i Nest  I'ass lUllw-ty, only 1.'
mill-* limn the law-ill <*al Minis In the rmmtry, llnest Wnter I'ltwur in hiist
, Knolfiiay, Uu- natural miv.ini iin-i nt llie |*iiice •■'•* Btloll tli»t »U who tnke llie trayulo tn  •
' iav siluiiti* iiavr im lUiniii nt Un- -xivnt |irns|ichty mil growth tlmt mini evemimlly
i-i-iim* In till-* -ilium.   "l-'IU" <h sl','hily ami ln-a-ilifnl, situate nn a ll iih ami level |>latraii.
Tliere are H|inislieri'ami there in tho wnrlil where tlm eye* of the stranger meet mir-
, i-rlseaml revel In in-iiutv; when* theamil Iseharnieil anil the iiii*iress|on-i receiveil KHIB l
■ ret ur In the mi'i'y wilh ilell-jhr.   tine nf these *.-i-.t* W "KI.KO," Itiniij-h 11 very small
, |inrllnii of the iieiinle lnin-'iii Kot-ten.-ij* knan* »r lis real heany. Some wnnt ffnlil.
Kilt almost evenlmilv will win-tints hi the New Town of "Klkn,"
,1 always will lie a stii'ile emu mod ity, nu I tire profit yii-ltlim:.
Choice Business and Residence Lots, 30x100 feet, with 20 foot Alley,
$50.00 to $200.00 Each.
-MJ-l-Mt (!-(»*
ff Easy Payments Title Guaranteed ]
Por Maps ami further -urtlenlara u*'*-ly lo
HEAD 0PFICE   •   •   ■   NELSON, B. C. J, Q, PROCTER
1'iaiu'li oillci's; Manifer
K,K°' "SJS^St'leiKV r   The Kootenay Valley, Co., Ltd. (
..♦•ii .a. .
East Kootenay Hotel
CRANBROOK, B. C. McQuiston & Burge,
Enlarged, Refilled and Furnished.
Best of accommodations for Travelers.
■"'■'"•■'''"" Wines, Liquors and Cigars "If^A™1*
Feed and Livery Stables in connection with the Hotel.
Contractors and Builders   **   dt
Plans and Specifications Furnished.
Estimates Hade on all classes of Work.
a* a-* GENERAL JOB WORK .< .1
I Pioneer Hardware Store. 1
a>» a*» Up-to-date Ranges and Cook Stoves   I
0-    III lnrge variety nt prices Hint lire sure to plense.
Cull mill see them uel'orc they nre uone.
® !!	
Fort Steele
Mercantile Co,
I1.IMITK1)   l.tAIIII.HV.1  Z
Sash, Doors and Shingles. 00.©. ell, ui,.
Gained Forty-Eight Pounds.
"I had a strong appetite for liquor
which w;ia the beginning of the breaking down of my health. 1 waa ulao a
slave to tea and coffee drinking. I took
the gold cure, but it did not help me."
This ia a portion of an interview
clipped from the Daily Herald, of Clinton, Iowa, lt might woll be taken for
the Bulged of a temperance lecture but
that ia not onr object in publishing it.
It ia to show how a system run down
by drink and diaeaae, may be restored.
We cannot do better than quote fiuther
from the eame:
"Foryeara I waa
unable to do my
vork. I could noi
■leep nlghta or rent
ilayH on account ol
continuous paiiiH in
my stomach and
hank. 1 waa unable
to digest my food.
Headaches und
painful urination
were frequent, and
my heart'i action
became iiuifnuwd.
1 left my furm and
retired to city life,
fo-* 1 waa a con*
flrmod invalid, and
thn doctor auid 1 '"'"
would never he well aguin.
"Boou after I happened to uau font
bonis of Di. Williama' Pink Fills foi
Pale People and since then I have been
free from all pain, headache and dya-
pepaia. I out heartily ami have no appetite foi strong drink or toa or coffee,
and feel twenty yenra younger.
"Ily weight haa increased 48 pounds.
I cannot say too much for Dr. Williams'Pills and claim that thoy havu
rural me. JOHN U. COOK."
Subscribed and sworn to before me
this sixteenth day of Febiuary, 1897.
A. P. Barker, Notary Public.
To peoplo mn down in health from
whatever cause—drink or disease— the
above interview will be of interest.
The truth of it is undoubted, as the
statement iB sworn to, and we reproduce
tbe oath here. For any further facts
concerning this medicine write to Dr.
Williama' Medicine Company, Hcheneo-
tady, N. Y.
The name and address of the subject
of above iirteiview ia John B. Cook, of
SOS South 6th street, Lyon, Iowa.
It te a nt range fuet tlmt injuries to tha
tongue, whether of nnin or animal, heal
more quickly them those of any other
part of (he system.
How to Make Crayon PorlrnliN.
Our new method, wihirh any one can
learn, will lie sen' free to you. We must
have help nnd will pny yuu well for milking crayon pictures at your home for its,
rWite today with enclosed stamp for full
particulars. Northwestern Art Association, Portland, Oregon.
Wt offer On» Hundred Dollar* Reward for
any cue of Catarrh that can not be cured by
Hall'a Catarrh Cure.
P.  J.  CHENET *  CO.,  Toledo,  O.
We,   the  undersigned,    have    known  P.   J.
Cheney for the last IS yearn, and believe hlm
perfectly honorable In all business tranucllona
and Hngnclally able to carry out any obllfa-
ttonn made by their firm.
WERT * THUAX, Wholesale Dnifalsts, Toledo. O.
DniKflsta,  Toledo, O.
Hall's Catarrh Cure Is taken Internally, acting directly upon the blood and mucous surfaces of  the  eystem.     Testimonials  sent  free.
Price 76c per bottle. Sold by all Dnifilita.
Hall'a Family Pills are the best.
A Sioux nl the llWbuil ngeney. S. D.,
wrote to tho Cnited $tatca marshal! "i
wnnt -to make complaint ngaln.it. my
brother tar shooting at my mother. lie
missed her at. least a fool."
They are all Heroes; Captulu Jim,
Wounded and sore distressed,
With weak and wohbliu-f dexter limb
And nt itches In hia breast;
And Culonel Price, with one arm gone,
And crippled Major Menrs,
And eke the liumhle Private John,
Who's minus both his ears.
They do not bluster of their wars,
Nor tell how these occurred;
And of their atltches, stumps aud sears
They never say a word.
Nut one of all the band declaims
With fervor fierce and hot
Of clrcumatances, ilutcs and names
Concerned with battles fought.
And yet I know that Major Menrs,
And also Onptnln Jim,
Could lell us tales to fetch our tears
And make our cycH grow dim.
And even liumhle Private John,
Whose head's an siiniiithly round
Because both <>f his ears nre gone,
Cuuld CftUIC our hearts to bound.
Hut modestly these heroes hold
Forego temptations to
Grow i-l-Hjiifiit nf days of old,
When hearts were brave nnd true—
Crippled In wretched wise aud maimed,
They only wait the end— '
To puss frum view unsung, unfnined,
With not n mourning friend.
Vulu he your sympathetic tenral
Alas! They ciiiiliut chnrm
Ilnek to hts head the private's ears
Nor ineiii) (lie colonel's nnu.
The only hope fur these, pour, racked
Victims of Un hy   Paul's
Is for siinie coiijrroH to enact
A pension list for dolls.
A powder to bt shaken Into tha shorn
At thla season jour feat feel swollen, r*r-
voua, and hot, and get tired easily. If you
have smarting feat or tight shoes, try
Allan's Foot-Base. It cools the feet and
feiakas walking easy. Cures swollen and
■wetting feet, blisters and callous apota,
JlslUvea corns and bunions of all pain and
gItm rest and oomfurt Tea thousand testimonials of cures. Try tt today. Bold by
" —lets and shoe stores for 29c. Sent
'Jflc In stamps.    Trial package
llmouitis or
all drugglats
ddress Allan 8.  Olmtl
The heron seldom lln pi lit-* wing* nl
a iuto "I less ilian I l'i i lo MO times a
minute. This is cuunting Hie il.tivrnvni]
stroke-*, only, bo tlmt llie bird, wings really moke from 240 to 800 distinct movements u minute.
HT! Permaumitt) Cured. Noaiin.rnr-rvo.uii.i-i
ill* after Hrsl day's nsi> or Iir. h'llnr'i in.at
Nt-rw llenliiMT. Ht'iid Hot rtt*-K ■S.OO in.I
iH.itlr and treatIsr*. Pit. A H. KfiuQt Ltd., IMO
A rub street, I'liUarteipiiia, I_
An eleplmilt lu*.k t>n>iiglit fmin IHbom,
Kant Afrini, mensural it 1 - feet nml
Wolfthfl H" noiimlSj
HT.    M.WtV'S    H.M.I.   A    |ln.\ tllUKii    AN|.
dny school (or girls.   ITimary, -irapM-atorj
tlrnwInK.   iwilniliu[   iiml   eltiCUIIon   imistit   by
Pi.-.-iiitiNi-    K«r inr i.itis.ii address Tin- I'm)-
.ii-iii, gpokane, Wnr-ti.
I.'eiuiauy coiiliilmtes only \W.DOtl
mmi* a visit* in imtpoli ot schools ie
tier tidonieH, while  l'i.nice nml  lOitghiud
hjH'iid millions iu that direction,
I  never used so quick    a Clin ns l'lsi's
Cure fui* Cotwumtttlon.*' J.    B,    Palmer,
Ilox   1171,   BenttlO.   Wash.,   Nov.   ft,   I8W,
Wilhin ii year Tliotins SlUldorson, 0
yean old, of Kill Itlver, hns fnlleii from
a second-story window, ili-iink n pint of
keroaoiie, been run over I vice, ami OSOOp*
vtl «it limit hreaking n hone,
Try Schilling's Pest tea snd baking powder.
In lhe llhrnrlos of Groat liritniu, cot-
livlively IM) to (15 per cent, of all the
hooks token out are novels. In Manchester the figure is 80, In Kdiubiirgh oil.
OiMtut Modlo'ne It   tha  Medicine for You.
Do not experiment with untried preparations. Be satisfied only with the Greatest aud best, Hood's Hui-sapnrilla. It has
cured multitudes uf people and Ib kept on
hand In thousands of homes as fhe only
safe and reliable family medicine. It will
defend you from the dangers of su miner.
Hood's Sarsaparilla
IsAmerlca'sGreatest Medicine. 41 i 'te for|5.
Hood'g Will cure all liver llle.  2fi cents.
sat alone, smoking
his pipe. He could
hear the men as
they laughed and
poked nrouud the
____ t \m—\& eampilre, but he
rnkfrn | i ^^_~ could not join In
*--~l _t__T~ their merry-making. Five years
ago he had left
his Eastern home
to endure the privations of a mining engineer lu a new country. A scheme
carried out successfully placed hla
iinuu permanently before the sdent ltie
world. He felt elated thnt night, yet
hla thoughts would turn to her. In
the years that had gone by much of the
bitterness of that qunrrel bad passed
away. After all, aim was ouly u girl
then, sweet Prlsiilht Qrey.
Ills mother hnd drended to aee hlm
go awny so far. She had enough for
both, but when tic und I'rUcilla quarreled the course of hla life Bcemcd
Ills mother had died since, and be
hud come Into her fortune. Yet still
he tarried. He hud grown to love the
"Why Is the pnlefucc brother snd?"
"Why, you naughty little girl, why
did you stray so far from home at this
time?" Overton exclaimed, as he looked upon the dark, sweet face ao near
his own,
"Father came to see you, and I came,
too. I am going away, Overton. The
heart of Robin aches within her. She
loves the mountains, oho i..v,... her father, she loves Overton. When he Is
Piul she Is sad. When be la gone tbe
winds sigh more deeply In the pines;
the brook, ns It leaps over tbe atones,
is not so fitiy. Even the sun shines not
so brightly when Overton ia not here."
As her sweet, monotonous tones
ceased Overton looked into her face.
Her mother hnd been tho daughter of
a noble chief of a tribe of Indiana, and
ber father waa an officer at tho fort.
She was, perhaps, 15, and carried herself with the dignity of her race. She
hnd her father's classic features, but
the sadness uf her mother'B people
shone In her grent black eyes.
When Overton came to the Northwest country he had some work to do
at the fort where she lived. He had
killed a huge snake one day. An In-
stunt later nnd It would have been
upon her. Since (hen she had loved
liim with the unreasoning ntTectiou uf
an niiltnnl. Her fat lier joined them as
they sat there. Taking Itobln'a huml,
he drew her to him.
"Poor little one! I um going to send
her Kast, Overton."
"Xo better plan could suggest Itself.
You Should hnve sent her some time
ago. He n gootl Utile girl, Robin. Learn
a lot, but don't forget your old friends."
"I shall never forget," uud turning
quickly, ahc glided awny.
Unusually bright, her constant oo©'
patilotishlp with her father luul deepened her Intellect, They learned to
lovo ber In the school. With careful
treatment her akin grew line-grained
and fairer. Her hands were aiiiAll,
sort, and dimpled. Sho did not look
like an alien, and few could gueaa that
Indian blood rnn in her veins.
Her htihihuil an dm as never left her,
but her aiullea were ready nnd often.
She combined tlie beat of the two races
from which alio sprung, and n more
charming woman wus never Introduced
Into the gay world tliiin Robin, daughter of Captain Strathmore.
Overton had made rapid strides in hla
profession. The years seemlugly left
no Impression on his handsome face.
To his henrt he still clasped his dream
of Prlacllln.
She had been married, nnd wns now
a widow, Mill as lovely and ns fnlr aa
In her sweet girlhood, so rumor had It.
For thu llrat time In mnny years he
decided to pi home, back to the old
hnunls, the old frlenda, nnd Prlscllla.
Alnsl He found them changed. The
old house was the same, but bis mother
had gone away. At the club new faces
greeted hlm. Selfish, narrow, aimless
men stagnated In the little town. He
felt then nnd there like taking the neit
train back where he could breathe the
pure, sweet air and feol tbe freedom
aud ambition of tbe plains.
A relative was to entertain that evening, and he was the guest of honor.
He enme In a little late, nnd paused a
moment In the corridor. Looking across
the room, he saw tbe object of bis
dream,-the I-flacllln of long ago. She
wai certainly lovely, but—
Accustomed as he was to read human
nature, he saw In that face everything
which he left out of bit Ideal.
She bad thrown him over for a rich
man. He had thought that she had been
forced to lt by her pa rent a, and bad
pitied ber so much.
She looked ao complacent, so self*
satisfied, so worldly. Everything she
did teemed to be for effect.
"What an Idiot I have beeu." ITa
turned and walked 11 the plana. "What
an artificial atmosphere! I am going
back by the first train."
He turned to go. hut before bim atood
a mngulficent woman. Waa It ber expression or waa It her face that re
minded him of that oue old masters so
loved to portray?
Her regal bead, her beautiful face,
had the dignity of a queen. Aa she
smiled he thought of the running
streams In the mountaiua, the music of
the pines of the beautiful Western
country of his adoption; then ber sweet,
monotonous voice broke the silence:
"Hns the paleface forgotteu the Rob-
In of tbe springtime?"
His lips could form no words. Ha
opened his anna aud clnsped ber to his
heart.—Philadelphia Item.
The barking bird, which Is common
In Chlloe nnd Chinos, Islands of the
South American Archipelago. It la called by the natives "Uuldguld," "but Ua
English name," says Darwlu, "It well
given, for I defy any oue at tlrst to feel
certain that n small dog Is not yelping
somewhere In the forest." The Toucan,
of South America, has, according to
Mr. Waterloo, the same peculiarity,
nud oue of thu favorite tricks of the
mocking-bird Is to Imitate the bark of
a dog, which It docs to such perfection
aa to deceive even tho most experienced
There Is no part of the ocean that la
without birds. The aeainau ploughs
the waters with his craft; oue boundless expanse of sky and water meets
his glance, no ship, no boat It to be
seen, but there a weeps before hlm that
mighty flyer, the Wandering Albatross,
which knows neither distance nor aoll-
tude, regardless alike of atorin or calm.
So It Is with those other ocean wanderers, the Stormy Petrels. Like the albatross, they have no distinct circle of
distribution. They wander over all
the sens, and cover such enormous distances In a day's Right lhat no distinct
limits can be assigned tu tbeir habitations. They are at borne, and brave
the storm lu every latitude and In every
A shark's egg Is one of tbe oddest-
looking things Imaginable, and baa no
more resemblance to an egg, strictly
speaking, than It has to a paving stone,
lu one variety it Is pillow-shaped, and
has a long "horn" or "feeler" at each
corner. Tbe average size Is about two
Inches by two and three-quarters, and
the color almost pure black. It Is unprovided with shell, aa we understand
that word, but tbe contents are protected by a thick leathery covering, which
has almost as much elasticity about lt
as a covering of IndU-rubber would
have. The feelers mentioned catch bold
of and wind themselvea round pieces
of seaweed and other floating objects
(just as a grape-vine tendril would do),
aud hang tbere until the egg Is batched, nrovldlno lt dopa not get deairflxed.4-1
One variety of sharkJay* eighteen eggs
during the month of April. These float
about until curly In December, when
the little sharks emerge, the period of
Incubation having been about nine
The Da by.
"She is a little hindering thing,"
The mother said:
"I do not have an hour of peace,
Till she's In bed.
"She clings unto my hand or gown,
And follows tne
About the house from room to room,
Tulks constantly,
"She Is a bundle full of nerves,
And willful wnys;
She does not sleep full sound at nlghta,
Scarce any duys.
"She does not like to hear Ihe wind.
The dark she fears;
Am) plteontly she culls for me
To wipe her tears.
"She Is a little hindering thing,"
The mother wild;
"Rut still she is tny wine of life,
My dally bread."
The children—what r U.„,\ of care
Their coming brings;
Rut, O! the grief when Ood doth stoop
To give Ihem wings.
Under Sealed Orders.
The custom of having warships sat)
"under senled orders" has arisen from
the desire of maritime powers to prevent their plana from becoming known
to tho enemy.
In the American navy such orders
come from tbe President, and aro delivered to tbe commander of a ship or
squadron by a confidential messenger,
who knowa nothing of their contents.
Sometimes they are In cipher, but
they are nlways sealed with tho oftlctnl
aenl n*%hc Navy Department, nud the
package cannot be opened until the
time marked on ll, which la usually
several hours nfter (he hour of leaving
Hy this precaution the newspapers
are prevented from disclosing, premn-
turely, movements which may lie of
the greatest Importnnce, aud the spies
of the enemy are rendered useless to
far as their ability to discover the secret of such movements ts concerned.
Sailing under sealed orders It now
the common naval practice In time of
The Spider's Thread.
An eminent naturalist says tbat every
thread of what we call the spider's
web It made up of about 5,000 separate
fibers. If a pound of this thread were
required It would occupy nearly 28,000
spiders a full year to furnish it. The
author of thla statement does not Inform us how long the thread would be,'
but It Is safe to say that It would reach
several times around the world.
Cloves for the World.
The two little Islands of Znn-.1l.nr
and Pemba furnish four-fifths of the
cloves consumed by tbe world.
The other half gets all the happiness
out of marriage that tbe better half
puts Id.
After a man quits a job, he tells
around that It was necessary to hire
three men to do bis work
Admiral   Dewey   Has  Ulurlounlj Fulfilled the Promise uf Hi* Youth.
Judge Henry S. I>e«>y. of* the Ros-
tou municipal court, is a cousin of Admiral Dewey. "Yes, Commodore Dewey Is a cousin of mine," suld the Judge
to a Boston Journal reporter, before
President McKluley had made the hero
of .Manila acting admiral.
"1 have seen very little of him, however.    He hus beeu oil the sea most of
the time.
"I know ne Is a very popular man In
the navy, Whenever I meet a naval
officer, he asks me If I am n relative of
George Dewey—Commodore Dewey.
They all speak highly of him. He Is a
very communicative man, with many
pleasant social qualities.
"The Commodore Is n man of about
medium height—nbout & feet h Inches.
I should say. and he Is rather slim than
atout. He Is about 00 yeurs old and his
hair Is gray, lie married the daughter
of Gov. (Goodwin, of New Hampshire.
who belonged iu Portsmouth, His wife
Is now dead, but he has one aim, who,
i uiidersiaiid, is-* student at Prince*
"During the war or the rebellion lie
auw a grenl deal.of service. ] huvi-
talked with hlm a number of times,
hilt 1 do not remember that he ever re
lated any Incidental] which be figured
George Dewey, acting admiral, United States navy, who u commander of
the squadron won n most Blgnal victory over the Spanish fleet off the Philippines, in the very first of his naval
career exhibited ihe characteristics
which made It Impossible for hlm to
meet defeat. lie was a Vermont boy
1iy birth uud residence and throughout
his early manhood the old Vermont
training was more than once made
"It wns thirty-nine years ngo, In 1R.10,
thnt he entered on his ilrst naval duties
ns midshipman of the U. S. S. Sura-
toga. He hail Just graduated front the
naval academy at Annapolis, nnd wna
ordered to the Saratoga when she, started on one of her practice cruises, There
the men thut slung thHr hammocks beside the redoubtable middy, now congratulate each other and any, "I told
you ao.   Dewey Just couldn't help It."
One of his old shipmates said to n
Journal reporter: "Why, I ulwuys snid
thnt the ship that Dewey surrendered
wouldu't be worth n d— to the enemy. It would be Just n lot of old Junk."
nnd that Is the opinion of one und nil of
his old messmates bud of him.
Dewey was u positive mun even na a
middy, he was positive in appearance
nnd positive in action. Discipline was
one of the things Hint to hlm was requisite above nil others on u vessel of the
United States navy. And so he begun
when Just out of tbe nnvnl academy to
ahow that he knew what was needed on
Shipboard and he was respected for It.
Above all hla old comrades sny he wns
popular, both in bin class nnd aboard
ahlp. They any be was a thorough
scholar and n good student.
In his early days hla shlpmntes all
remarked on that resolute, .firmly set
Jaw and tbe eyes that flashed forth
theft determination, aud even In those
enrly dnys he gained the reputation
that followed hlm through hla career
us a naval office* going through one.
grade nfter another, until placed In
command of a squadron of splendid
ships, he upheld that enrly reputation
nnd gained a splendid victory for tbe
American navy uud the people of the
United States.
Sympathy In Vibration.
If we place two clocks ou tbe same
shelf and adjust tbeir pendulums to
swing In exact unison ami set one of
them to running, In the course of time
the other will start up In sympathy.
Bach sound Impulse, caused by the vibration of tbe pendulum uf the clock
that is running, ts communicated to tbe
oilier pendulum, lim-h successive Impulse adds to tlie swing of the sympathetic peiidluin which liegnn In nu exceedingly small way at the very flrat
stroke of the other pendulum, anil this
go-ea on till the sympathetic pendulum
Is making Its full stroke. So with the
sympathetic tuning forks. Bach air
wave that Is -sent out by tlm Intitlal
fork strikes the other fork nnd causes
nt first a alight vibration which accumulates, because each successive air
wave strikes the sympathetic fork Just
at the* end of Its swing and works In
harmony with the natural tendency of
the fork to vibrate. The result la a cooperation. Each helps the other. How
much better it would be for the world
if men would take pattern after this
law of physics-Prof. Ellshu Gray, in
Chicago Tl iii(*s-Hera Id,
Had or Would?
English Is what It Is, uot what It
ought to be, therefore the persons who
say " would rather" instead of "had
rather" are Idiomatically wrong, even
though grammatically right. The latter form Is common lu standard literature. Who does uul remember In Julius Caesar—
"1 hnd ratlier he u dog und huy the mono
Thau such a Rnuiiiu"?
BrUtUS1, "hud rather he a villager."   Master
Slender "hnd rather than forty shillings I
Ihe) had my 'Hook of Songs und Soiinelw'
here,"   Hotspur snys:
"I hnd rather Ih* a kitten and cry mew,
I   had   rather   heur   a   brazen   euustlck
I hud. rather live with cheese and gnrllc
In a windmill.
I had rather hear Ludy, my brnch."
Rut what Is the use. of defending nn
Idiom which Is sound, found lu the best
writers for hundreds of years, found In
the best writers now,,and still fresh in
the living spoken speech ?
Direction of Public Opinion To-day.
K. L. Godkln In the Atlantic points
out that the one thing which one can
say with most certainty about democratic public opinion In the modern
world Is that It Is molded as never before by economic rather than hy religious of uiornl or political considerations. • * • There is not much respect, tbat enn be called a political
force, left for nny reigning family.
There Is a general indifference to nil
forms of religious worship, or at least
sufficient Indifference to prevent strong
or combative attachment to them. Religious wurs nre no longer possible. *
The growth of Indifference to what
used to be called political liberty, too,
has been curiously rapid. • • •
There Is apparently much less Importance attached now tu thla than for
nierly, as is shown by the surrender of
ths power of nomination to "the bosses" in so many States; In New York,
for instance, the growing readiness lo
pass legislation without debate under
direction from lhe outside, and In fad
tiie complete power over legislation of
the bosses, or other managers of elections. * • * The legislation which
excites most attention is apt to be legislation which in some way promises
BU Increase ill physical comfort. * *
* The Knglisli corn laws were the beginning of u series of measures lu various countries which aim simply at Increasing human physical comfort,
whatever their effect on the structure
of the government or cm the play of
political Institutions. This foresbad
owed the greatest change which has
come over the modern wor'd. lt Is now
governed mainly by ideas about the
distribution of commodities, This dis
trlbution Is not only whnt most occupies public opinion, but what has most
to du with forming it.
You cannot afford to drink
colored tea. ,
It undermines health, and the
coloring hides defects.
Schilling's Best needs no
coloring; it is good enough.
in Tenerlffe the people communicate
with each oilier at a distance of over
four miles by an organised system of
Since 1KH7 fourteen I'nlted Suites
Senators have died lu office nnd twelve
ufter leaving It. 1( Is the heaviest mortality In the records of lhe Seiinle.
in experimenting with liquid air u
Is found thai I lie Intense cold produces
almost ihe Identical effects lu dissolving metals that would he produced by
Intense bent.
A Dutch paper of recent date contained an advertisement offering u reward for the dead body of a suicide, of
whom the following description wus
given: "Age, about *J0. Height, ."> feet
8 Inches. Speaks the dialect of tl elder-
A congress of diplomatic history will
be held In Holland soon after Queen
Wilhelmlna'a coronation, It will mark
tlie two hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the pence of Westphalia and
the beginnings of "Internaltonal law."
A number of towns in Eastern Pennsylvania are turning from ihe Iron Industry, where there Is loo much competition, to the revival of older trades.
The cultivation or the silk worm Is one
of the industries which is reviving us
u result.
An ailciii-it to cross lln- Alps lu a
balloon, Blurting from ihe Italian side,
will be made next summer, The lulen-
tion Is to keep at a height of 10,000 feet
us loug as possible, unit to take photographic views uud make scientific observations during the passage.
The Democrats of Georgia are lo
hold two State conventions this year,
one in June to nominate candidates for
the State offices aud oue lu July to select three candidates for Justices of
the Supreme Court. The separation of
the Judicial convention from the other
was made ut the urgent request of
many lawyers of tho Suite.
Nickel te a modern metal. It wn-t
uui tu use nor known Mil 1713, It luta
now largely taken the place of silver
In plated ware, and as an alloy with
steel It Is superior to any other metal,
for It la not only noncorrodlhle Itself,
but. It transfers the same quality to
steel; even wben combined na low as
5 per cent. It prevents oxidation.
The government statist of the colony
of Victoria estimates the population of
the Australian colonies at (he end of
1807 at 4,410,124. When the census of
1801 wua taken the number wiih given
at 8,80(1,809, so that there has been an
Increase since them of 15.70 per cent.
The Increase per cent In Victoria wus
3.14, In New South Wales 10.80, In
South Australia W.20 and in Western
Australia 226.23.
Tbe Fifth Avenue Preshyterlnn
church-Rev. Dr. Hall-heads the list
of Presbyterian bodies iu New Vork in
the matter of receipts. Last yeur. In
spite of rumblings und mutterlngs, ihe
cash received amounted to (100)000.
The next on the Hat In the amount
of Its receipts was tbe Brick Presbyterian, Rev. Dr. Vnu Dyke, |30,000i
the Madison Square, Rev. Dr. I'urk-
hurat, coming next, with $-','1,000.
Owing to the prejudice of the Chi*
nese against railroads, great difficulty
has been experienced lu the laying of
the line between IVkln uml Hankow,
The route la very circuitous, nml the
surveyors spent several months lu locating and    driving    the    necessary
stakes.    When tbey attempted  to go
over the line a second time for the purpose of making certain changes   they
found tbut every oue of the   Stakes
had been carefully removed ami every J
other landmark obliterated.   The gov- I
ernor of the province thereupon Issued I
nn edict prohibiting further Interference with the surveyors under penalty
of death, and two-thirds of the work |
had to be dune over again.
To Asalt.1 C'onfrraatimi,
(Iruphology Is u social accomplishment easily acquired, ami to make n
tedious visit less long it comes lu very
well. There are a iiiiuiber of goal uu
thorltics on the subject, and a little
practice, ufter reading them carefully.
will enable one to detect the proml
nent traits of character by the hand
writing. The artistic temperament
and literary ability nre readily sei n.
Ardor, vehemence, pertinacity, cniidor
and recklessness nil write themaelves
out llaiiiitlligly. After looking Into the
art we glance at the writing of our
friends with new Interest. On reading
n note that hns the a's and o's left open
at the top, we smile nnd any. a good-
natured babbler; If the writing slants
downward toward the right, we shake
our heads uml think, n melancholy dis*
j position.  A certain way of crossing the1
| t's flatly means Stubbornness, while nn
upward nourish denotes Imagination.
I (iruphology cannot be uaed ns n means
of fortune telling, bnt In the majority
j of cases It is n good guide to the tern-
perament of the writer. The cardinal
faults nnd virtues often display theiu-
• selves In the handwriting when we,
nlnal Imagine that we have schooled
' them to keep In the background.
I A mnn never appreciates beaut; unadorned more than at the time wlieu
gets tbe bill for his wife's new dress.
Burglary as u profession Is upl to
piuve ratlier confining.
Lnlirndor'a Mnn)   It.rrluN   ire Suiic*
riiii- n> tiie CultlvuieU Ones,
Iu ipitc of the latitude and Arctic cur
rent, Labrador ia the home of mueh thai
te delloloua iu  the berry  world.      Even
il illylng Islands furnish the curie*
hon and iwko apple In profnalon- nml
ii|H>n tin- mainland, in ihe [»ru|wr month,
September) a veritable h-,i.->i nwalU one,
Tl  varieties ol blueberrlw, huckleberries, wild red currants, having a pungettl
nronmtlfl Divot, uncqihricd hy tin- eultl
■..ihil v.nii-tie-: marsh'*berries, manlier-
lie-., liny white eupillafre   lai    berrie-*,
Inning Just a faim suggest ion of winter-
green, -ipi.i-.il berries, pe.ir borrioa, and
curlew berries. Tho tatter nol -. grab
ful as the others, but a prima favorite
wiih lhe Eskimos, who prefer ihem lo al-
most nny other* nnd lastly, the typical
Utbrndoi' fruit, which, excepting .i tew
m.itiering plant- iu Qinndll and Ncu
foimdluml. i- found. I believe, nowhere
else outside of lhe peninsula—the gorgeous bake apple. These cover the en
tire const from the St Uwreneo to In
gnvo.     Their beautiful   geranium   llki
upon the islands, carpet .dike ihe Ion
valley- nml the highest    hllltopa,     and
even peep from hank- of CVCrlrtatlug -now.
Only one berry gi-'-*--* iijwn each plant,
hut' I Iih one. makes   a   mo-al     ilelleloiii
 Iltllflll.      It -te (lie -i/e mid  ham of   •
large dowbeiiv, bul the tolor if u Hghl
rrlmsoii when hull ripe and a golden wl
low when matured,     li- ta*le te -wwtlt
Illinois has a mother who wants hei
-on hanged hecnu..- he has iilwavs been
a di-gui.-e (o ihe family, Who mn blame
.i i.ai. with such a mothor)
Australian catl i- being deliven ! in
Alaskan ports.    '	
Tliis i* ihe moment when in country
honics ,i little preventive notion will bo
productive ol much comfoii in rela-tion
to Lite \-,i-p nest. These belligerent little Insecfs ii.i-.i- hy thu time located
them*elvea in tho crevices ol the pi;i/.*-i
railing--: and -i.au- hotuo foundation*!. I"
,i tr.ht i—ai-d fi"!n _ie entomological de-
pn ■ i .u Washington it i- advised lo
n-alrli when the hole i- full at nlghl of
the insects and bhefl pour .i generuu-i il"-e
nf chloroform into It
The falling "f u hof i- brought shout
by the formation of s thin layer of vegetable tissue al the [wiiii where the leal
-i.in joins the branch of the tree. After tho leal ceases to make starch an I
sugar for the tree the U-_no begins t->
grow, and actually ettta the leaf. Tha
falling of ripe fruit l» dependent upon the
ratine process,
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A Beautiful Present
In order to further introduce ELASTIC STARCH f Flat Iron Brand),
the manufacturers, I. C. Hubinger Bros. Co., of Keokuk, Iowa, have
decided to OIVE AWAY a beautiful present witb each package ol
March sold.   These presents arc in tbe form of
Beautiful Pastel Pictures
Tbey trt 13119 inches in si:., and are entitled ai lollowa:
Lilacs and
Lilacs and
These rare pictures, four in number, bv the renowned pastel artist,
R. LeRoy, of New York, have been chosen from the very choicest subjects
In his studio and are now offered for the first time to the public.
The pictures are accurately reproduced in all the colors used In the originals, and are pronounced by competent critics, works of art.
Pastel pictures are the correct thing for the home, nothing surpassing
them in beauty, richness of color and artistic merit.
One of these pictures _t~* | . ■ _m%\ . ■
»iyfeS_ Elastic Starch
purchased of yourgrocer. It is the best laundry starch on the market, and
te sold for 10 cents a package. Aik your grocer for this starch and get a
beautiful picture.
CRANBROOK : : : British Columbia.
An old saw says: %
"The proof of the pudding is in €
the eating." €
A proof of the value of Cranbrook
property is that heavy commercial and
financial companies are buying it I
The end of the G N. R Ry. will be in Cranbrook before August 22-
I The Construction Headquarters
Will be in Cranbrook until the road is completed to Kootenay Lake, the terminus j
for a year or more.,    S      *&      s
mmsm^ ;:."';:;." ;;;|;:: ms-.
Work on the Cranbrook and North Star
Railroad will be started soon, making
,.. . „ Cranbrook its initial point, as well as be=
\% | ing the only divisional point of the C. N.
P. R.
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For further information, maps and prices of lots apply to
eg® Victoria and Vancouver.
•S--K- <_ m -s-s-«« se-s- smk *£Mre«Me«Me«Ni6^f4?«^*_*_ <_
Prices on company lots have not
yet been advanced, although sales
from second and third hands have
been made at an increase of ioo per
^»-*4* *a""-*i"" faa-^-.-at-aV*—**.- -a"-?— **V-f_ *_*£.- faar-iit *"sr*iV *iV fiV ;"_**-" TH
Work on C. N. P. round house, repair and 1|f|
machine shops will be started in a few
C. P. R. Land Commissioner, Winnipeg, Man.
V. HYDE BAKER, Local Agent, Cranbrook, B. C.
4aYt*att*ttt**»* Ktftt IM>«|aS«a«tMmMI(ltmtCttlll)L
Abbreviated Record
of the Week's News.
Conductor Temple min Injured.
Last Saturday morning Conductor
Templeman, who was in charge of bin
train near lhe end of steel, wis badly in-
jmed by being hit over tbe back nf the
bead by one of his brakeman named
Ross. The men had engaged in some
altercation over au order issued by Mr,
Templeman, and without warning the
brakeman made a brutal attack wilh the
heavy stick used in coupling cars. Templeman was brought to Wardner and
Dr. King summoned from Elko. Ross
was taken into custody and placed in
the lockup. i
Railroad Notes.
Assistant Superintendent Turubull has
moved his futility to Wardner, and they
are living in the two cars kept by Mr.
Turnbull for that purpoie,
M. J. Ilaney, chief of construction,
Superintendent Whyte, of the wet tern
division, Government Railroad Inspector Rideout, Government Railway Engineer Fellows, Chief Engineer Macleod,
and Bridge and Building Superintendent
Weller, passed through here last Friday.
They came by train to Ibis point, ond
took conveyances here for points west.
The tracklayers' headquarters and dining cars have been moved to the siding
near Major Bowles' camp.
William Dulton returned from West
Kootenuy last Saturday. He visited llie
work on the Rohson road, but concluded
not to remain. He will take his outfit
to Manitoba.
Mr. Miir-lock, a railway contractor en*
gaged in work ou tbe Robsou road, was
in towu Friday looking for horses.
Conductor Lockhnrt came near having
his wrist broken last week by being
struck with a brake stick that slipped
from his hand.
The old C. 1\ R. powder bouse is now
being used as temporary quarters for the
telcKMph operator.
Contractor Lccson has returned to
Calgary, and will take e hunt by way of
John Siickanillh   visited Coal Creek
Inst week. \
News Notes.
S. Edwin Oliver and bis bride return
ed last Monday, and lhe people of this
town are of the opinion that the postmaster displayed mighty good judgment.
Everyone here wishes them long life and
There has been no preaching in the
town for some time. It begins to look
as if the ministers proposed to let Ibe
souls of Wardner hustle out their own
salvation in lhe future.
Mr. and Mrs. Kuowllon and daughter
left last Friday for the east. Mr. Knowl-
ton had about recovered from tin- injuries received iu the runaway accident a
month ago,
Mr. Divldson, of tbe engineer's office,
left last week for Macleod. He took his
hyperion curl with hiin.
Ross Palmer has been sick the past
Captain Dlsbrowe is now in charge of
the restaurant at the rrflroad hotel.
"Jack" Cox and Charley O'llerg left
last week for tbe States. Tbey made
their pile this summer nnd were going
back satisfied.
Word Ims been received here that C.J,
Kelt storm has opened an bold nt Cascade City, ami that Andy Cummings ts
building n rond house 17 uiilt-s west of
Harry Melton was in Monday from
Palmer's Bar, wearing a smile almost as
long as Archie Leitcb's legs.
Abont a year ago some trail prospectors staked a boulder on rainier mount-
niii between the Babylon, owned by Harry Melton and others, and the Belleville,
the property ol the Hamilton Brothers.
This being done the trailers considered
tbey had earned their grub slake and
made no further investigations regarding
that particular claim. The spring last
past they made their appearance again,
tried to sell au interest in the location
for sufficient money to pay for recording
an affidavit for assessment work that
had never been performed; falling in
this they let their property go unrepresented. Good ore was on the surface of
the property, but they never discovered
it. Meantime the Hamilton boys and
Melton were watching for the location to
run out, and nbout its last moment they
met ou the claim, bent on tbe same errand. There was no squabble, but tbey
compromised by locating the property
jointly and it is uow known as the Pittsburg. Assays have shown values as high
as $13 90 hi gold, 44 ounces silver aud 16
per cent copper, with a large percentage
of lead. In such hands the property
will In due time make a showing.
Prominent mining capitalists from
Montana will soon be here to inspect the
Copper Belle, about six miles west of
here, with a view of investment,
Clarence Clover, also one of the rustlers front Palmer mountain, was in Saturday last. Clarence is securing showings, and left some ore at TiiK IIkkai.d
office carrying largely In lead, and apparently of good grade both as to gold
and silver. He will have a mine up
there some day sure.
Mr. Steele brought in some flue specimens, for surface ore, from near Palmer
mountain.    They carried well in copper.
Charles Farrell has struck an iS-inch
vein of silver-lead ore iu a i6-foot shaft
on his claim one-fourth of a mile south-
west of the St. Eugene, snd is preparing
to erect buildings and build a road to
connect with the St. Eugene road. Active operations will begin 011 Ibe lead a..
soon as the preliminary woik is com
Tom Love, owner of the Union Jack,
wns iu town Monday. He is getting
ready tp do some extrusive work on his
J, S. Parker came in from Perry creek
Monday where he lias been doing some
assessment work. He will go to Weaver
creek this week to do some assessment
work there. He said this spring that he
would not stake out any more claims,
bul yet he secured two more this trip.
He thought they looked too good to pass
McCarthy. There was a large attendance of sympathizing friends at the
church, and a lengthy cortege followed
the body to the graveside. Six little
girls who hud been schoolmates of the
deceased were present, attired iu white,
and wearing white veils, garlanded with
flowers of the same color. They also
carried bouquets of white flowers, which
tbey deposited on the casket just before
it was lowered iuto the grave. Mr.- and
Mis. Egan, who have the deepest sym
patby of all in their sad bereavement,
were unable to be present. Tbe funeral
services were very beautiful and tmprw-
VY. It. ItOHM. .11. W. HKiu-IIMRII.
Barristers, Solicitors.
Notaries Public,
Fort S_i.ei.i-:,     :     British Columbia,
The Canadian Bank of Commerce.
Hon. Gko. a. Cox, President.
PAID-UP CAPITAL, $6,000,000.00.
B. E. WALKER, Gen. Man.
Accounts  of   Corporations,   Merchants   and.    Individuals
received  on  favorable   terms.
SAVINGS   DEPARTMENT—Deposits of   $1.00 and upward
received and current rates of interest allowed.
Drnft.q and credits.issued, payable at all points -   Evrhanae
J. W. H. SMYTHE, Manager. j
The Cranbrook	
li. 1- Cummins, C. E.
Uetlnvlnti In tlie (treat future nr rriinbrnoklini*
ii'h-uimI a large ami well lusortiil sioeW nr
Patent Medicines,
Stationery and Pipes,
Toilet Articles.
Special attention given to mail and
out of town orders.
i l.iitt< of Toronto-
Builder and Contractor,
The Little Olrl Killed at Wardner Interred
■t Winnipeg.
(Winnipeg Free Press, Aug. m
Tbe remains of little Annie Egan, who
was killed by a hor»e at Wardner, II C,
last Wednesday evening, were laid to
rest in Ibe Fort Rouge Cemetery yesier-
aftenioou. Tbe funeral services were
couducted by Rev, PaMiersCullelteand
All tdhlll ot -Inliliini.' iiriiiiiplly attended In.,  In
tlimttCH fiirtilihi-d mi a-i-ilii'i-tu n.
The Imperial Fire
Insurance Co.
Cranbrook, B. C.
Now is the time lo Insure.
Rates Moderate. Protection Sure.
Will be open to the public in a few days where
you will find first-class goods at prices to make
all customers happy.
Creamery Butter,   •   35c. Eggs ■  30c per doz.
Divisional Headquarters
Livery and Feed Stables
CUANllROOK,    -   -   •    -     lmiTTSII   COLTJMHTA
J. H. McMUM.IN,    :   :   :   :   PROPRIETOR.
The best possible attention given to care ol animals wbile in my charge.
Wood Yard
I have on hand a supply  of seasoned wood
cut to stove lengths, which will be delivered
on order at reasonable prioe.
T. A. Creighton,
Is too busy to write an ad, but
will have something to tell you
later on.   j*   **   jt   &   «*
a complete and woll selected stock of Family Groceries,
Winers' Supplies, etc., now arriving.
_-#-♦-»-«-»■«>♦-»-•-♦ • * . .
j The Cranbrook
Lumber Co. & &
I       Saw and Planing Mills
I :::AT
 AU.   KIN 1>S   OP	
cRanbrook, b. c.
Promptly Attended to.
The Palace
Livery, Feed and
Sale Stables...
Nfiur Kuotemiy Until,
flood Double and Single Turnouts and
Saddle Hones.
J'li.uil'l alien i>filil In transient I it \ el.
Geo. Geary,
COM! Mill A.
In tint matter nf tlm "Water CIiiuhc* ConuilMn-
ilini Aot.w 7," ami in tlm inutit-ruf llio trim-
brook Water Colii|«iiy, Limited.
NOTlCRI-t hereby given tbat » |V till in has
been tiled In tlie Dlitrlct lleHl-Uiy or the
Mittireiue irotirt of Itrl lib Columbia at Ncisuii.
Ilrltlsli Coli m'llii. nut, lux for a certMcato under
section ft. 0. iim above mentioned Act, tiuinor-
Ixlrttf tlie cranbrook Water Complin/ to con-
itriict and oiierate 11 water works syttem for tlio
Miimly or water to tbe tmm of C'liiibrook nml
tbe liiWiituniK thereof anil to Die amelier near
tbe said town; una notien Is itl-to hereby given
that tbe untdtaut on the mild -.eldl-m w.H be
made by the mild company to a .Indue ot tbe
Supreme Court ot llrltl-m Columbia Ht Victoria,
onl hum lav, the Kith day of Aiiini«,.isi'H.
Th" dale of the Itrsl imbllmUnn or thin notice
wan the niih day or .Inly, im.
Hated Mil .Inly, vm,
L'I Hunt Ion Htn-et, Victoria,
Solicitor), for Ibe Cranbrook Water Co., Ltd.
Tlie inr^e ami commodious Hrri
tj)>• >>.»>»»«aa.g-tfa mm.
I, tbe iinilnsii-ned. J. MeKenzie
hereby glvo
Chief Co"
in purchase :wo ncren of land In South lumt
,'_..>...._  .».. 11....1 .... *.. 11 .,.   .
nnllofl (hat I In uml to apply te the chief Com-
iiil-utloiier ot iJtiKlx nml worka for
Kooienajr, deaorlbtw ax follows: Commenclnu
at the atnilbweai corner of William M«heii*.te'N
pre-empllou I'lulm, thence eaat 40 ehnliiH to
Hulltlllaal corner of said claim; thence south hj
•haliii; tlienvn went lu ehaln-ii tbmiee nortb Hi)
iliiihii to imlut of comiimiiceiiieni.
.1, Mi'KKN/.IK.
Haled Cranbrook, 11. C, June 13, laws.
■•*■♦♦••■•>♦♦■♦ •(•*
One liuudrcd -passenger?; mid one
hundred nud lifly Ions freight each
Will open the iinvlgntlnti scnn'On on the
Koiiteuay   lilvi'i* fiom
].'or nil imjiits iti East Kontuuuy
About : April 20th.
Dimension Timber, 2x4 to 12x12 up to 20 fat long $16 00 per AI
" "       over 2u feet long tip to 30 ft. add 50c, per
* M for ench additional 2 feet.
" "      over 30 ft. loug—prices on application.
Rough Mini ber. 12,  14, 16 ft. lengths  16 00 per M
Surfaced     "        12,14,16 ft.       "       20 to per M
6 inch T. and (J. Flooring—- No. 1 ,  26 00 per M
6 inch       " " "    2  23 00 per M
4 inch       " " *l    1  28 00 per M
4 inch      " " "   2 '.,...., 24 00 per M
6 inch Rustic    "    1  26 no per M
6 Inch     "  "   2  22 00 pet M
4 inch V joint or headed ceiling—No. 1  28 00 per M
4 inch V     "     "       " " "     2   24 00 per M
Ship I/ip—all widths  21 00 per M
Mouldings and finishing lumber, rasing-*, ike., prircs on application.
ARCH'd LEITCH, Mnnager.
l-'or pRsneiifter nml frelitht rate*) address the
coiupanies'aui'iit at Jcnmnus, Moiitutin, dr (lio
Port Steele or Wardner, B. C.
Hotel 0* &
OushIk Comlorl ■ Specially
QmuI Slablinjc In Cunnecllon
Nfiin-Kt to raillOAll anil clcpr.t.    Un. ncconiltlodil*
liuns  lor  Die  imhlic  lllicqliallcil  il)  Crnlibroulc.
Commercial Hotel,
CRANBROOK, B. C.   j*   **   j*
New, Nent and Roomy.
This house has just beeu completed and is one of the largest in Southeast
Kootenay. Office nud bar room the most commodious to be found in this region.
Dining room large and appointments complete Trausieuls will Gud this house
will meet every requirement.
Proprietor.   Jt   jt   jt   J\ ■ jt


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