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The Canadian Bank of Commerce.
Head Office, Toronto.
lion. Otto. A.Cox, President. B.B. Wai.khr, Gen, Man.
Paid i"p Capital
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Deposits Received,   (icncral Hanking Dnsiness Transacted.
SAVINGS BANK DBPARTMBNT   Dcposlll Received- Inicrcst Allowed.
The Tailor- ^ade Costume...
is the greatest boon ever offered up-to-
date ladies. We have just received a
large stock of the Latest styles* none
have been made over a month. They
arc correct, so are the prices. For inst a nee
FOR $7.00....
Others a little more.
Groceries, Hardware, Tinware, Crockery,
Shoes, elc, nil moving lively. No dull times
here.   A lot ol Furniture lo arrive In a few days
tu slock our new show rooms.
Garden hose, rakes, hoes, spades,
poultry netting, ready mixed
paint and alabastine
. . . . . .® ft****
Hotel s s
Guests Comfort ■ Specialty
Good Slablinu In Connection
Nearest to rfllllpa*.. nml depot.     Has arcommoda*
tloiiB  Tor the public unequalled in Cranbrook.
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work ate us plentiful here ns
nny hnyir could wish.
The variety is as grent as
qiitllly li good. There Is no
-.nil iiietil goods among thnsa
i-lnsied us steel mn poot linish
or workmanship to be found
in any.
The prices are low but Ihey
secure the best   Value  in the
A Carload of Carriages on Hand
We arc getting new goods every week. Our
slock of white goods and spring novelties is
uneqiinlled in East Ksotcnay. Call In and
and sec thc manv pretty things we have.
§ Scotch Tweeds
I And Worsteds
iif] Plsasc the wearer. They make him feel
well dressed. They are stylish, designs
are right, durability unquestioned. Call at
Only 23 Men Es=
RescuiiiK Parties
are working night
and day.
Explosion in the Coal nines Kills
From ioo to 150 fliners
Many Funerals
Held Daily
The towns overcome by the terrible calamity
Company says Unit 1115 lo no
were killed.
But twenty-three men escaped
from the mine after explosion.
About 75 bodies have been re-
covered up to Tuesday night.
Many of the bodies taken out
Tuesday were hadiy mutilated.
Cause is stilt unknown.
Many bodies nre being buried
Miners are quiet, making 110
Provincial government gives
$5,000 and C. P, Ii. Jj two. Coal
company btales that it will pay
all funeral expenses and provide
against Immediate destitution.
First Account of Ihe Disaster.
Fernie, May 24.—One of the most disastrous mining accidents in the history
of British Columbia occurred here
shortly after 7:30 o'clock Thursday evening in the No. 2 mine of the Crows Nest
Pass Coal company's colliery on Coal
creek. The explosion is said to hnve extended from the No 2 mine to llie No.
3, anil the loss was very heavy. At
the time that the explosion occurred lhe
night shift bad beeu ut work but a short
time aud there were said to hnve been
something less than 250 miners working
in tbe two districts. When the extent
of the explosion became known the
work of rescue was at once started and
assistance from every available qunrter
was rushed to tlie scene.
Within a few uilnu es after the explosion took place to bodies were taken out
They were found a short distance from
the point where Ihe tunnels from the
No. 2 and No 3 mines connect. This is
in the opiniun of men wbo nre familiar
with the workings in the No. 2 mines, a
bad omen, as the gas is sure lo be much
worse in the inner chambers of ilu* No
2, and it is in this portion of the mine
that (he greater number ol the men who
composed the night shift weie winking
It is feared that then* are from 150 to 175
men Imprisoned In these two districts
with their escape cut off by the deadly
gases in the tunnel, even If ihey have
not already succumbed.
Despite the awful nature of the calamity perfect order prevails mul nlmost
every utile bodied man lu Pernie is now
on the ground aiding lo the extent ol
their ability in ihe work of rescue. Iu
the town of Ferine, which is about five
miles from the mines, a terrible gloom
has settled over tlie people.
Among those who ate not familiar
with the mine in which tbe disaster cc-
curretl ihere is a tendency to tin: belief
thnt most ol ihe victims of ibe accident
wilt be found to be foreigners. Tbt
far from being lhe case. The No. 2 mine
in which the explosion occurred,
though known   to be dangerous, was oue
of the most coveted by l.nghsh speaking
miners   who   were   prepared  to  tali
chances   tot  the   reason thai it afforded
the opportunity to make the largest pay
The most dangerous of lhe company':
workings was the Nu. 1 mine, which is
immediately acrOil the gulch from the
No. 2. This is known locally us the
langcrotis WOTkingl lor the reisou that
certain restrictions were placed upon lhe
company iu working them, which were
nol made to apply lolheotherniir.es,
and it wns iu this mine that ttie bulk of
the foreigners were nl work. They are
al) absolutely safe, the company's immense tipple being the only connection
between them nud the mines in which
the explosion took place.
The No. 2 aud No. 3 mines have common addit, but some 300 yards in their
worklugs brunch out almost at right angles. Tbe workings are all 011 lhe level
and those of No. 2 extend into the bill
close upon a mile. This mine, it is said,
has been makiug gas more rapidly as
the work has been advanced Into the
hill, aud for the last three-quarters of
the distance the miners have beeu restricted to the use of safety lumps, while
the men In the No. 3 mine, opening off
from it, have beeu permitted to use open
lamps. Tae mines were ventilated from
a common fan, and this having been
rendered inoperative aud the addits
choked up, there were no hopes held out
for the imprisoned men,
Tbe first intimation of thc disaster.
which those on the outside received was
the rush of coal dust and fire to Die
height of over 1000 feet abuve the fan.
Word was immediately sent to Fernie,
live miles from the mine, end inside of
[3 minutes from tbe lime the accident
occurred relief parties were at work. R.
Drinnan, one of the mine superintendents, Dr. Itonnell, the mine physician,
and True Weatherby, were the first to
enter the miue. When about 500 feet
into the workings Driunan was overcome by afterdamp, and had it not been
for his two companions would have perished, On being removed to tbe outer
air be recovered, and gave instructions
to the rescuing party to repair the overcasts. The overcasts are the pipes which
convey the air through the mine. As
they had been almost completely destroyed it was impossible to enter owing
tn the afterdamp which prevailed. Volunteers were called for and a score of
brave men sprang to the work, and for
nearly six hours tbis policy was pursued
with tireless energy. Kveiy few minutes the meu would collapse and were
borne to the outer air and their places
were quickly filled by new volunteer0.
The first body recovered was taken
from No. 3 mine, about 11 o'clock, and
was tbat of Will Robertson, a lad of 13
years, Several hours elapsed and then
three more bodies were recovered. None
of the victims gave the slightest sign of
life, and were removed to tbe wash
bouse. At 4 a.m, tbe relief parties had
peuetrated so far the gas became unbearable, and operations had to he suspended for an hour or two in order to
let the mine ciear of afterdamp.
'tin rescuing parties are working four
hour shifts, and the company is doing
in its power to assist in the work.
Oeneral Superintendent Stockett and
Superintendent Drinnan have beet-on
the scene ever since the accident, and
are doing all in their power for tbe comfort of tbe men working.
The town is horror stricken and heart
rending scenes meet the eye ou every
side. All day the trains to tbe mine
have been crowded with anxious friends
and relatives of theimpiisoned men hurrying to tbe scene of the disaster. A
meeting of the board of trade has been
called for tonight to organize a relief
fund for the sufferers.
The cause of tbe accident is unknown
but the opinion of many of the miners is
tbat is was the result of a heavy shot
: .nu one ofthe machine holes,
Relief Work Dangerous.
Fernie, May 24.—Ai the mine itself
the active work of recovering the bodies
has been for the time suspended, aud all
euergy is being expended along tbe line
of making the mine safe for the rescuers.
rhe gas is clearing but the force of the
explosion is uow seen to have beeu almost inconceivable. Tbe roof iu some
places has been fearfully shattered and
to such au extent that it would uuw be
nothing short of fool haidiness for the
rescuers to remain long in tbe mine
without taking necessary precautious for
their own safely. Lack of air is greatly
impeding the work of rescue.
It is possible to go into tbe mine for a
considerable distance now, and iu the
No 2 the rescuers can see a number of
the victims but it will be days in some
cases before tbe rescue party can work
around to tbem. The men iu tbe No. a
mine were evidently killed by tbe concussion from the explosion. Tbe bodies
so fur as can be seen do not appear to
have been mutilated, and in the major-
it) of instances there is nothing in their
position to even suggest that their lives
bad been snuffed out, but not one of the
entire crew in the miue di 1 escape except the iiiiiloruiiin, llruce Stewart, who
fortunately was out when the explosion
occurred, ll is now thought ill view of
the position in which a number of the
bodies taken out were found that W. 11.
itit-atlt-y, the lire boss, had endeavored
after tbe explosion to get as many of the
meu as possible together and effect an
escape, Where llrearley's body was
found there were some sixteen others,
wbo were all overtaken with damp and
died without a tremor. Nine additional
bodies were taken from tbe mine today,
making 49 in all that have beeu recovered. |
Burying the Deid.
Fernie, May 24.—This was a day of
funerals in Fernie and one which will be
long remembered. The arrangements
were well systematized. As the bodies
of tbe victims were taken from tbe mines
they were made presentable In the company's wash house, and as each shift of
the rescuers were relieved, the bodies
were loaded on (be train and brought In
to Ferule. At tbe depot in many Instances the bereaved were waiting to
claim their dead, and lu such instances
the bodies were taken to the homes.
1 But iu the majority of cases the rela-
Tllf;    IliRNII;    DISASTER.
Last Thursday night an explosion
occurred in the Crows Nest PassCoal
company^ mines at Fernie which
resulted In the death of from 150 to
175 miners, Tbe magnitude of the
disaster was so appalling that those
living here in the same dislrict were
paralyzed when the terrible news
was Hashed across lhe wire.
At 7:30 tbat night nearly 200 men
were laboring in No. 2 shaft of the
mine, unmindful of the near approach of danger. Two minutes
later a thunderous roar was beard,
the mountains about Fernie trembled, and more than 150 human
lives were sniffed out like the snuffing of a candle. There wns uo warning ol danger; the first Intimation
was a silent but remorseless death.
There was no opportunity for escape, no chance to fight for one's
life, no time to plead for mercy or
□lake peace with God. Death came
quickly. There was 110 torture, either mental or physical, to the great
majority. With picks in their
grasp, or bauds 011 their drills, tbe
men dropped unconscious, and
death came with the concussion or
the after dump without a wall of
sorrow or cry of pain.
But a disaster of that kind means
sorrow and suffering fur the living.
It means many widows, ninny fatherless children, many homes bereft
of their mainstay and support. Aud
tbat is the case in Fernie today.
There are few doors iu the long rows
of miner's cottages that are uot
darkened by folds of crepe, and few
eyes iu these homes that are uot bell immed with tears shed for loved
ones buried iu the chaos aud darkness of the wrecked tunnel.
And such a misfortune carries
with it responsibilities that the people must uot shirk. It brings to ttie
surface the strongest feelings of humanity, and prompts all meu to
do what they can to alleviate the
sufferings of the unfortunate. This
is the time for all men to act. It is
no time for selfishness, no time for
parleying, no time for argument as
to what or how much vou should do.
Do, and do at ouee. Give as the
gods have given unto you. There
are homes tbut are stricken, mothers
who are destitute, children who will "
be starving. This is no time to look
sorrowful aud say "Uod pity them."
This is the tune to give one dollar or
more for their aid. Every mau in the
district can give one dollar; many
men cau give more.
lives had uo knowledge thai the bodh
were ou (he train, which made round
trips every four hours, and tbe bodies
were taken to tbe church of England,
which was used us a general morgue, and
number were afterwards taken from
the morgue hy relatives, but such as remained unclaimed by 6 o'clock in tin
evening were accorded a public funeral
by the committee of the Fernie board of
trade, and by arrangement all places of
business were closed and the people of
the town fell in Hue behind tbe string
of wagons carrying tbe bodies of the
victims and followed them lo the grave.
There were 17 ofthe public funerals anil
in one instance there were 14 coffins in
the procession. All told there weie 35
funerals during the day and a lung line
of graves marks the Increase in Fernfe'i
city of the dead, an increase which unfortunately will be quadrupled before alt
the victims of the disaster are laid al
Fired Out Constable Stevens.
Ferine, May 26.—An incident occurred
last evening that has caused consilium
ble comment and no end of joy on Ihe
part of the people. Il seems that the
miners heard that Constable Stevens, a
man who bad been given his job by Constable Barnes, had made a remark lo tbe
effect that he was sorry that there had
not been 200 more meu at work when
the explosion occurred. Naturally, dt
such a time when every heart was wrung
with sorrow and nerves were at a high
tension, such a brutal comment would
arouse the ire of any man, if he had a
spark of manhood in him. The men
talked over the matter and finally concluded to take action. Cool counsel prevailed and it was the desire of the men
to compel Stevens to clear the town
They called at the jail and were met by
Constable Barnes, who begun to expostulate, hut the men were uot in a mood
two rows. The man was told to
take ulThis uniform and star before he
started nml then no time was lost in
forcing him lo the railroad track nnd out
of town to the east. The men were exceedingly temperate. In most cases the
constable would have gotten a dose of
tar nml feathers.
Womic-rlul lorn- ol l:\pluslon.
The   force   of  tbe   explosion   was so
greal  that   lhe  air and coal tins., with
rocks   nnd  chunks of coal   were forced
back   through   the  (an bouse,  carrying
away the roofol the buibliug, and it has
not been seen since.    A   column of dust
ml   rocks  arose nearly   tooo feet high,
ml I lieu spread out und dropped, covering that side of the mountain with the
ris. So strong was the force that
fiom one ol tbe old tunnels large Umbers were lorn loose and blown out of
the mouth through the bath bouse.
And it Is said that In some cases the
clothing was torn from the bodies of unfortunate victims and even buttons tipped off.
Scarcity ul Coffins.
When it became known that such a
large number of meu had been lost in
the explosion, tbequcstlon of burial confronted those interested, and the company began to telegraph to Cranbrook
and Nelson.    A large number of caskets
ere secured at Nelson and Undertaker
Campbell bad 25 011 hand tbat be could
let go, and a carload ut Morrissey on the
way here from the east. lie acted with
promptness and arranged with the railroad authorities to turn that car back
and give it over to the coal Company,
making 75 iu all that he furuisUed.
tiraves In Demand.
The little cemetery in Fernie was not
11 shape to receive such n sudden and
large addition caused by the disaster.
More igrouud was cleared ofl and men
set to work digging graves in long rows
to receive the dead as fast as tbe bodi -s
were recovered, Identified and made
ready for burial. Owing to tbe changes
taking place every day, and the fact that
many of the men were so badly mutila
ted by the force of the explosion. Ibeie
will necessarily be a great number of tbe
victims who will be buried in nameless
Inspector Dick Passed On Mine.
Toronto, May 26.—The officials of the
Crows Nest Pass Coal company state
that so far the cause of the explosion is
not known, but lhat the day preceeding
the accident tbe mines were inspected
by the government mine inspector, A.
Diek, who issued his written certificate
that the mines were in excellent condition.
Inaccurate telegrams from the west
about the mines being dungerout and reporting previous explosions, and assigning various causes for the explosion
should not be believed, This is tbe first
explosion Hint has taken place at the
mines. Men were recently fined by the
magistrate at tbe instance of the com
pany, for taking matches into the mines,
tobacco being found upon them, aud one
man who denied having matches about
him, on being searched, matches were
found in his hair. The safety lamps
can only be opened by magnets.
A Cranbrook Boy's Escspe.
llruce Stewart, a former etnployeof the
Cosmopolitan hotel, and the victim of
small pox last year, was employed in
the fatal shift, bul fortunately wns culled
out to lhe mouth of the tunnel a few
momenta before the explosion for repairs
lor the motor in bis charge. As a 000-
sequence he escaped all injury.
ens, or he would bave lo go. Steven
was produced aud the men, about 500
strong, formed into two lines ami tlie insult er ol the dead was forced between
I uiuTtil- All thc Time.
Undertaker Campbell returned Tuesday night from Fernie. He said tbat
funerals were being held every hour and
that in many cases the remains were in
such condition that lhe coffins were not
allowed to be opened. Women and
children were following the dead
through the stieets crying nnd moaning
and the whole   town   was in mourning
Quiet In Fertile Yesterday.
Government Agent Armstrong arrived
in Cranbrook on the delayed passenger
Wednesday morning. He had gone
there on a special train Mouduy wben
he heard the rumors of a possible riot.
Speaking of the conditions be said tbat
everything was quiet there, and that tbe
men hud made   no demonstration what-
There are perhaps 75 to 100
families in Fernie left destitute
by the death of husbands and
fathers. Craubrook has iiiwuvs
been liberal wheu the needy
hand was extended, Tins is the
time for the people of llritish
Columbia to do something, and
it should be done quickly. The
Herald will undertake 10 receive
subscriptions for this purpose
aud acknowledge the same
through its columns, nml forward the sums collected to the
Fernie branch of the Canadian
Hank ot Commerce.
also. Constnble H trues bad heard
threats, but bnd not left or surrendered
bis *tar as it had beeu reported. The
bodies that are now being Liken out are
badly mutilated and many so disfigured
that Identification is Impossible. There
is uo truth in the report tbat a number
of specials bad beeu -.worn in, as Mr.
Armstrong did no: deem it necessary.
Mr. Bullock-Webster, chief of the police
for tbe Kootenays, visited Fernie Tuesday, returning to Klko ihat night. Mr.
Robertson, provincial mineralogist, ai-
rived in Fernie Monday in company
with William Blakemore. and tbe two
made su official visit to the mine. Mr.
Blakemore, the next day, gave out a
report to the effect that in all proOabtl-
ity tbe bodies would all be recovered
this week.
Mr. Armstrong said that considerable
feeling was exhibited against A. Dick,
inspector of mines, owing to the fact
lhat he had auly two days before signed
a certificate to tbe effect lhat the mines
were all right,
Cause uf L,plosion.
Fernie, May 26—Opinions as to the
Cause of the explosion differ widely but
one that is generally offered b/ the miners themselves is tbat it was caused by
the drilling machine hole, close ro tbe
"rib." When this is done the black
powder has not suilicienl chance to expand and not infrequently catches fire.
It is said tbat experiences of the kind
have been had before and lhat difficult?
was expeiieuced in getting the fire out.
for that end told him to produce S.ev*Jever since chasing Comtable Stevens out
of town, but bad been quiet and orderly
Nothing bad been done with Constable
Henderson, but he bad beard threats
and lost no time in getting oui of lown
Former Cranbmok Boy killed.
S. J. Marsh, a young man who drove a
team ill Cranbrook and was favorable
known here, was among lhe victims.
He left here and worked for about three
years in the St. Kugene al M03 ie and
was a member of the Moyie union.
Company Will Help.
Toronto, May 26 —The Crows Nest
Pais Coal company's directors have authorized the statement Ibal tbecompany
will pay all funeral expenses, relieve
against immediate want aud suffering
and piovide permanently against destitution. Very little damage lias been
done lo the mines and when the work of
rescue is completed operations can be
immediately recommenced Upon the old
scale, so that the miners may resume
T ti tr i r ocrtipnllnns at an early date.
Words of Regret
victoria. Ii. C, May 2.. 1003,
Sec. Hoard oi Trade,
Mayor of  Victoria  lends   sympathy
and assures me liberal assistance. Hare
appealed to premier for   grant   In   aid.
Draw on me for two hundred dollars.
K. C. Smith.
Montreal 1,'ue. May 94 1002.
Board of Trade.
Our directors and officers deeply sympathize with your afflicted people. Ha ik
will be instructed Monday morning to
place three thousand dollars to credit of
relief fund,
T. G. shaughnessy
Otlawa, Ont., May 23, 1009.
Mayor of Fernie. B. C.
I am shockeu and distressed beyond
measure at tbe horrible calmltv which
bas overtaken your town. Wiring two
hundred and tl Ity dollars as a small personal contribution to relief. Can I do
anything to help you,
Clifford sifton.
Itossland, II. C. ,Miy 88, 1908.
Mayor of Fernie. B, 0.
Oar city extends heartfelt condolences
to assistance If needed and If io In what
.1. S. Clutc, Jr. CRANBROOK   HERALD
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Editor and Proprietor.
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Tlie Herald desires to give tlie news of the
district if you know any aboul your town
your mine or yuur iieople, semi n to this ottlee.
Lsieai Scheme inr Disposition i»i tbe Father
I'ni Fund.
A drinking fountain done In native
granite, aurmouuled by a brou/.a statue
of the late Rev, Hear) Irwin, is the
latest suggestion for the tils posit lun of
the "Father Pat" Memorial fund. Tlie
matter of settling the point as to the
disposition of this fond will shortly
come up for settlement, as practically
sll the subscriptions aie lo ami the com.
mlttee Is arranging to secure the out
■ landing lists as rapidly as possible.
John Ddan gives the Miner some details of the fountain scheme which will
be brought to the attention of the committee for lis approval 01 otherwise,
The Idea ls to ertct at the south Intei-
■ecttou of Washington street and Columbia avenue the fountain, to be constructed of granite mined within the
corporation as was Uie material used
In the postclllce building. This proposed site, to go Into details, will be Iu
the centre of Washington street on the
south side of Columbia avenue, a lew
teet to thc north ul the south street
line of Columbia avenue ami just about
Ibe point where the roadway dlv.iles,
the track to the lefl looking sontti leading down the Washington street hill
and that to the right leading south
along the Allan hotel building, It Is
proposed to have a di. g fountain
ou the soulh side of the pedestal, iu
such position as to be near the sidewalk, where persona approaching would
be protected from traffic, while troughs
tor horses and dogs would be placed ou
either of tbe other facts of the erection.
It ts thought that an appropriation of
|50t) would be sufficient to cover the
expenditure required untie I this head-
As to the bronze llgure lo surmount
the granite pedestal, there are several
features to be considered. Such a figure
would probably have to bt; manufactur
ed in Kngland, ami the approximate
coat ts unknown. Steps have been
taken through the High Commissioner's
office to ascertain tlie cost, and these
will be laid before the committee when
the matter comes up for discussion.
The claim set forth In support oi the
latest proposition Is that ll would af-
lord a means of expending the Memorial fund in a direction mat would give
the city something of an ornamental
and practical value, an 1 that visitors
to the city, who had subscribed to the
fuud, would be enabled to see where
Ihelr contributions hail gone. Again, it
Is argued that the statue, with the
questions It would bring to the lips ol
every newcomer and visitor, would do
more to perpetuate the memory of the
lite "Father Pat" than auy scheme yet
It Is understood that the members of
the commltte who favor the monument
Idea do not propose to permit the ambulance acheme to drop out of sight,
and that this will i e taken up af;er tbe
"Father Fat" memorial is disposed of.
Tbe object.on of purchasing an ambul
ance out of the memorial fund is that
while Its practical utility is ui questioned tne memorial monies should De used
for some purpose that will be in the
public eye continually, Literature has
been procured from tne bui.ders of
ambulance wagons, and *n;veral of the
designs Illustrated appear tube suitable
for tbe uecessltlcs of this city. Wben
the time Is deemed to be ripe the plans
of the projectors of the amuulance proposition will be announced.—Rosa land
Memories ol Early Days in Goal Kooienay
Recalled hy Old Timers.
Marysvllie Tribuue,
A great deal has been said and written about the wonderful and iapid
growth of the Canadian West dutlug
the past ten years, and a great deal
more will be said aud written about Its
•till further growth during the next
The history of South Oast Kooienay
however goes back farther than any ot
the Southern Interior ol British Columbia.
Away back in thc sixties (of the lasl
century) men, Yes thousands of men
were busily engaged In working gold
on Wild Horse ami other creeks in the
ulairlct and il Is said lha*. dining the
slities unity millions of dollars worth
of gold dust was extracted from placer
grounds of the district.
Tbe difficulties of these early days
can only be uuderstioj by those who
have been through them anil to-day as
we travel over rivers, and mountains
tested In a comfortable lallway train
one must needs wondei how they ever
got iu at all-
There are still a few landmarks lu
the country which hear lesUuiouy of
theae early days and turd work. The
flume on Wild Hoist* creek A miles long
aud which cost 830,00 to bin.a Is one oi
them and no one can he said to have
seen tbe countiy who has not visited It
and called upon and talked with that
prince of old tin>es Dave Crlulth.
Dave was one of the tlrst of thc old
time placer miners to come Into the
country and he la one of the last remaining. Hale and hearty he Is a per
fact type of the western pioneer such
Do You Take The Herald?
You should if you don't. It gives the news ol
the district. It works for the district. It is
owned by the editor and not by any clique olfaction. It is .vorth $10.00. It costs only $2.00
Real Estate for sale by "Hutch"
Mouse ami Lot on linker Ilill, Six Rooms
Sf>5« cash, balance easy terms
House ami Lot,   Six  Rooms ami Stable,
$300 cash, balance easy terms
Mouse  ami   Lot. Six   Rooms, $000  cash
All Snaps.    First Come, Lirst Served
It Pays to "HUTCH." |
as the late Bret Hart, so often disci lb-
ed, full of stories of the old times nrd
quaint sayings all his own, and full of
that true homely hospitality for which
the old lime westerner Is justly fonned.
After the placer rush mbslded East
Kootenay'a population became smaller
aid although, ty-n to this day, plucoi
mining has been pursued on Wild Horse
and Perry Creeks till the rush of tin
excitement died out, until the discoveries of the North Star, St. Eugene and
Sullivan mines. The history of the
Hading of these is not without romance
especially the discovery of the Si.
Kugene by the Kootenay Indian, the
staking of It by James Cronin and the
subsequent building of the church at the
St. Kugene mission. But this IS a correct story and everybody knows the
South I'Ost Kooienay has entered a
new era, an era of machine drills, air
compressors, deep shafts and long tunnels, and the old times are no more.
This is all progress and advancement
but we must not forget ihat this
country with all Its present day advantages owes a great deal lo the men of
U7 who blazed lhe trail from Walla-
Walla to Oalbaith's ferry,(Fort Steel oi
to-day 1 and gave the world the tlrst Intimation of South Kast Kootenay'a
great latent possibility.
"Amber"   Plug  Smoking   Tobacco  is
winuiiig   011   its   merits.       "Have   ynu
Iried  il?"	
Must Be Recorded When Done,
In the  (la/.etle of last week  notice Is
given that the Lelutenant-Gavernor In
(Jjiincll has made the following order
relating to Sec. 143 of the Mineral Act:
That paragraph two of Sec. "> of the
Mineral Act Amendment Act, 1808, he
so interpreted ihat should any free
miner preform assessment work ou his
claim during any one year to the value
of one hundred dollars or more In ex
cess of the amount required to hi -done
In any one year by the Mineral Act, the
right thereby given such free miner of
recording a certificate of the work done
to the value of each one hundred dollars
so as 1.0 cover his assessment work for
an additional year In respect t 1 each
one hundred dollars In excess, shall be
exercisable only at the time of record
of the certificate of work in respect of
the amount required to hold the claim
daring the year In which such excess
shall be performed. This order comes
Into force on June 1st.
Too Much Zinc.
Sandon I'aystreak: Thc man who
can discover a process for separating
zinc Irom lead without losing cither can
make himself richer than Uookefellsr
and can make the Slocan more prosper
ous than Virginia City In Its palmiest
days. This camp bas mote zinc than
lead, hut tbe zinc Is all wasted to save
the lead and silver. There are hnnd
reds of thousands of tons of zinc ore
thrown over the dump or lying untouch
ed In the stopes, which will not pay
freight and treatment because the
ore carries too much lead. A Xinc
smelter In K'uslo might relieve the situation, but /.inc smelting Is a very difficult, expensive and complicated process
In which capital would not readily embark. 	
Odd Fellows Election.
Key City lodge No. 42 1. O. O. !•'. held
its semi annual election last Monday
evening with the following result:
A. Leiich, Noble Grand.
A. L, McDermot, Vice Grand.
M< Kockendorf, Secretary.
I. Manning, Treasurer.
The newly elective officers and llieii
appointees will be installed the lirst
meeting 111 July.
Next Monday evening there will be
work iu the initiatory degree and n full
attendauce uf members is rt quested.
M iy Is here, but damp and cold.
Dr. Walt of Port Steele, spent a few
days at oneway.
Oust Peterson has rented his f.i m 10
Howard Maguire.
Joe D -Kosler attended the dance at
Tobacco last week.
Thc most beautiful thing In nature In
South Gist Kootenay  Is the water fill's
Indian Agent it. L. T. 0 ilbralth pall
an official visit to the reservation at
Tobacco Plains.
George Miller had a plowing bee at
his ranch last week, several volunteers
coming from the Slates.
Ladies between 25 and 40 years of age
could Hml comfortable homes among the
single ranchers around here,
M. Phlllipps and four American gentlemen visited the Copper (ilant on Saturday and all were well pleased with
the showing.
Billy Hutchison, the popular trapper
and mountain guide, has bought a 40
acre block near here and will go in for
"run grow ing.
Mr. Adams of Iowa, and (leorge Bird
of Kalispell, were hunting locations lor
settlement here last week, and found
suitable places.
Oeorge lladderly says his string of
buckskins are to swift for ranchlug and
will offer some for sale to the Cranbrook lire brigade.
.lames Forsyth, the stockman, shot a
very valuable brood mare, on account
of an accident to a front leg, caused by
falling down an embankment.
The general store heie is having a
big reduction sale and besides dry goods
is selling a lot of full blooded Indian
curios with the walls throwu In.
Tourists In search of bear—•jlacii,
brown or grizzly—mountain goat 01
sheep, beaver or tame skunks, can be
supplied from the general store here.
Jules Hnrel visited Fort Steele last
week. Ue intends to move the Kootenay hotel on the south east corner of
United States street and Kooienay avenue.
A man with Alfalfa whiskers and a
32 candle power Intellect, from Missouri, paid the falls a visit on Sunday, and
wondered where all the water was coming from, and when JFred Uoo told him
it was the west wing of Niagara falls
ami was blown here by a Manitoba
blizzard, he left.
'i'he I'hilllpps school is cloned on account of high water. Oar popular
teacher, Miss E Bell, on the 15lh bad
to wade through several streams and
carry the children across, aud theu return to get dry clothing for herself and
some ol the children, If Smith Cuitls
could have heard the brilliant single
hinded curses that the Hon. W. C,
Wells and his road agent got while the
irate fathers of lhe children were building temporary bridges and cutting
brush to get their children back home,
he would no doubt think Sohth Kast
Kootenay had good cause to kick.
Hot Ball Game.
This evening there will be a warm
ball game ut the Athletic grounds. J
1'. Fink will head the business men anil
G. 1'. Thompson the professionals, Ills
said that the game will last until the
umpire is killed, Who will have the
courage to accept that position is not
yet known, but some brave man will be
A Big Success.
The laughing comedy, "Too Rich to
Marry," which conies lo Wentworth
hull Monday- June 16, had a continuous
run in New York city last season of an
weeks, nnd was pronounced by the press
as New York's comedy success,
Milne and Thompson Will Meet Al Elku On
Saturday livening;.
The glove contest between Milne of
Ferule, ami Thompson of Spokane, thai
was to have taken place at the Hoffman
house in Klko last Saturday, has been
postponed until nexl Saturday evening.
The men have been in training for some
time ami a lively encounter Is anticipated, Qtllle a number of Cranbrook people will go up lo see the full.
Barrister, Solicitor,
Notary Public.
Cranbrook noil M.ryBvllle, n C.
Draying and
•   Pianno Moving a Specialty
Surveys 0,	
Land Purchases,
Mining Claims,
Etc., made by contract.
P. 0. Fori Sleele, B. C.
and Builder  .-*
All work guaranteed.   See ns before
yon build.   II will pay yon.
Cranbrook, 11 C
George Laurie has wood
of all lengths, see him
before buying.
Undertaking And
Grnduate of Champion college of U. S
Office and store, Aiken block,
near Canadian Hank of Commerce, Cranbrook, II. C
Upholstering and General Furniture Repairing
Will attend to any work in the dislrict
Physician and Surgeon.
Office at Residence, Armstrong Ave.
Pnrcnoons,   ■   ■   ■   ■   9:30 (o II
Afternoons   ■   -   •   ■   1:30 (o 3:30
Evenings   •   •   •   •    7.30 to 8:30
CRANIIROOK,    t   :   :        :   :    B.  C
Licensed Provincial Assayer
Uto analytical olumilst ami ronlrnl nssayor to
tin' North HIM Mining iimny,limited,
Every Description ol Mineral Analysis,
Prompt Attention to Samples hy Mail and
Ofllcennil Ubnrnlnryi
Kootenay si., Nelson, it. C.
Lord Pauncefote Dead.
Washington, May 84.— Mrd Pauncefote, the British ambaisabor died at
:, 30 o'clock this morning. About 2 o'clock this morning he suddenly devolop-
ed a very weakened heart condition and
a consultation of physicians was called,
They were unable to rally lilm and he
died peacefully, not having regained
consciousness troin the sleep he fell
Into dining the night.
Nelson : Tent: and
Awning : Factory
1.0.0,1".   Key City Lodge
uOS x"'u   """""'""I' '•''"
*>r*-><J   ilny 11I...I1I nl tlirlr llllll iiii
Ilillier street.   Sojourning
llilil li'llml. i'ni ill.illy lm lleil.
S. J llnrroiv,       A I„ McDermot,
N. II, See'v.
fluSJ.'-.,        Laniirook Indue, No. 3t
"' ^S '"'■? A. F, & A. M.
The tilth annual meeting of the shareholders of the Crow's Nest Pais Coal
company was held in Toronto on March
The net pn tit nf thc year after paying all operating expenses and all
charges nf every kind, amounted to
9807,8*18 30, After paying a dividend
at the rale of ten per cent per annum
a balance of |98 I-1?.' 80 was carried forward to the credit of profit and loss.
This company's assets are their coal
mines and the townsite of I'ernie. Four
years ago this company had no trans
pnrtatlon facilities, and their stock sold
as low as eleven cents per share. Today tbelr slock Is selling at 890.00,
Timber, Water Power, Agricultural and llor*
tliuliurel Land, Cily Water Works, Electric
l.liilii Plant and the Townsile ot Ashnola,
surrounded by the following resources:
Hold, Copper, Sliver, Lead, Iron, Lime, Fire
Clay, Platinum, and a Fine Stock Raisin*
Country, and it Is tbe smelting center of
the Similkameeu Valley wltb a climate
all that could be asked. Today yan
can secure an option on this company's
stock by paying ten cents per share
down and ten cents per month until
fully paid, with non-forfeiture clause.
This price Is subject to a twenty-flve
cent advance without notice, or as soon
as transportation ls assured. Tbe present price is $1.10 per share. Da nol
wait until It Is too late, but get In on
the ground lioor and make a handsome
profit. A purchaser of lot) shares now
may gain a .profit of 88,000.00, Crow's
Nest shares as an example. This would
be a fair prodt on an investment of $10
per month for eleven months. We Invite the fullest Inspection of tbe company's affairs by intending purchasers.
Tor further Information apply to the
similkameen Valley Coal Company Limited, Head Office, Nelson. B. C.. Room
"A," K. W. C. niock, Nelson, B. C.
't)V ....Dealers in....
)^ Wall ** Paper,
i >*>V Paper Hangers and Decorators.
Paints, Oils, Varnishes, Brushes,
Tlouldings, Etc.
Spokane Falls &
Northern R'yCo.
Nelson & Ft. Shephnrd R'y Co.,
Red    Mountain   Railway  Co
MMIM^ 2 :,-! i.-'!
in all the
Towns in
jP. Burns & Co
j Wholesale and Retail
| Meat Merchants
! Fresh and Cured Meats Fresh
Fish, Game and Poultry.
We supply only the best.   Vour
trade Is solicited.
Tliiiiiifltt Stevenson
Marry Mcintosh
A Continuous Show
First Class Cafe and
Rooms In Connection
"Always on Shift"      STEVENSON & McINTOSH
Rr-Riihir meetings nn the
v ■ \       til I I'd Thursday nf llm
\        month,
VlBlling hretiiern woleompd,
Gko.a. I.i-.iTi'it, Boc'y.
Barrister, Solicitor, Etc.
Drink Home Beet
It is Pure
It is Healthy
It is the Best
Ft. Stee/e Brewing Co. | of
John W. Wolf
Boot, Shoe and
Harness Maker
Old shoes made new.   All kinds
repairing.   Give me a call.
The only all rail route between .11
points East, West and South to,.,.
Intermediate Points.
Connecting at
Sl'OKANK with the
Great Northern, Northern Pacific
'   and O, R. & N. Company.
Nelson with Steamer for Kaslo
and All Kootenay   Lake Point.,
Myers Falls with Stage Dally for
Republic, and
Connects dailv
At    BossburK   Stage   Dally   for
tlrand Forks and llreenwood.
II. A. JACKSON, lien. P.... Ail.
I have good wood oi all lengths.
Leave orders at Townsite office receive prompt attention.
Richard Stewart
There are a few points lo
be considered in building.
Good work,   Good   Materia
and the price.
Have you talk.* wllh anyone aboul bulldln,?
Cm ud mc ne or Id me act you, II nay
do Ha both food.
Contractor. Printing is Our Business....
When you want printing done right,  that will
please you and your customers, give your order
To The Herald Office
Canadian Pacific Railway Lands
Prom lha Moyle l.oiutur
V. Desaulnler Is in Cranbrook on business today.
Tne St. Eugene company has over S3
men on It**, payrull at the present   time-
Mr. and Mrs  K I Law ler left for ('ran
brutik Mniid.iv 10 remain for some time.
Mr. and Mrs. IO lllll   wen-   down   to
Cranbrook Tuesday tn attend the Bach
dors' ball.
It li reported that Hurt McNeil wan
killed near the I'ortn Ulrnmlue at Ymir
a few days ago.
The political inccllui*. which was called by the Liberal association fur last
\V jilnesdiy evening was postponed  In
C. U Palme, of Palmir's Paerlesi
Pauls fame, was 11 tuwn Tuesday, Palmer Is a huitler, an I never lets the
grass grow uml jr hi-i feet when he Is
out for biz.
There seems to be no truth fn the le-
port that James Oronln had sold his mining Interests in northern California for
a large figure. Mr Cronin will be back
to Moyie about the rlist of June.
It ls likely that the Moyle Lumber
Co.'s mill wlil bt- again started miming
next week, The broken shaft and cyll
nder head1, wen repalied at Nelson,
therefore the delay In sending Bast was
i-'inin tin* Marysvllle Tribune
John McDonald of the Central hotel
visited Purt Steele this week.
Mr. Balfour of Cranbrook was a
Marysville visitor on Thursday.
Tommy Turley, James Hunter and A,
E Watt returned from Sl, Marys like
Dan Urquhart, Presbyterian Mission*
ry, held service at Klmberley on Tuesday evening.
Chas. Kristcrbrook nf Marysvllle has
taken a position wllh Leask & S ater
of Cratibiook.
The North Star Mine stopped shipping
owing to the dampness of the oie.
It 1b repotted that 35 per cent was
water, so It was tit elded to stop ship-!
ping until the ore nets dikd.
Norman Hill our (Onis.' Pnrnl'hlig!
man has r*moved back to Cranbrook.
where he will entor Into business with
bis brother. All of Mr. and Mrs. Hills |
friends wish tbem success In their new j
On Sunday last one of the Inrfiesi
funerals ever held In Marysville took
place, when the remains of Mrs. (Irani |
Belanger was taken io Its rcstlnu (lace
at the St. Engene mission. Owing to I
tlie bad weather and conditions of the
road a very large number oi friends did -
not attended the funeal, also Mrs. Arm-1
■irong of l-'ort Steele was present.
From ihe froipoctor.
Nurse Itilb Poison, m itron at the Ida-
moiul Jubilee Hospital at Fori Steele,
has tendered her reslt^nniimi to tht*
Board of Directors to lake t Hoot on 88th
of June.
Tin* Kootenay river rose twelve Inches
In Hie past twenty four hours ending at}
0 p. in. Friday,   The ilse totlsj win be
considerable as every tributary stream
is ii iiiini. I's quota to the angry volom-*
uf water that is tl iwlng In the K lotenay
Leslie Hill. C. E , has been appointed
attorney for the Hastings Exploration
Syndicate,   l- Is reported thai Mf   Rill
will visit Southeast Kootenay during
lhe coming mouth on triu of m*,*, ectlrm
ot prnpcrtlcs nwueil hy llie company,
and located near the North Star and
Sullivan mines. 	
Rev. A  Dunn ol Blko and  Morrissey
was In town this week the guest   of Mr.
P. J Watson.
Ueo. Cody has reclived ihe contract
fin clearlhg the new recreation ptonmls
aud win begin operations a*- loonasthe
water Is low enough,
P. 0. Malpith, of Victoria, has been
appointed to the position of manager ol
ilic local brunch of ihe hank ol C mmicre
Mr. J. Kay has not yet received word
nf where he will he transferred to.
,I'ernie, ll. C-.Mth May, 1003.
Titers will he ii nibctlnu nf Mceiico Commissioners helil lu Pernie, ". C, at Court House, nn
1Mb Jimo, int., ut 7 il til,, to consider tbo follow*.
Iteiiownl, I- II. VanDecar, Cranbrook, II, P.,
Iloyal lime).
tti'iiewiit, ivter Mathoson, Cranbrook* It, 0„
Kootenny lintel.
Itsnowal, T, J. Wellman,' Cranbrook, i\C„ j
M nilliiliii Hotel.
lifiu'Wiil, James llyim. Crnuhrook, It, ('., ■nui-
liro'ik Hotel.
Kt-nnwnl, K. J, Peltli'r.wlio'esnlfllloetieOi Cranbrook, n. ('., store mi Main street.
Ki'iiewnt Oliver llurgo, I'orry Crook, Perry
Creek Hotel.
Nils Hanson, Orannrnnk, Cnsmnnolitnn Hotel.
Heoiiwtii, I) J, Mel linos, Wardner, lidotni-
"""""""" ...W.IIAIl.NI*-
chief Licence iniiii'otor,
Mr. T. Arnold ll»uiuin, s«,-i.u> j t« tnV
Ooldwlu Smith, i>Ui'u»*i t.a.ii of c-»u-
ftdu's l Iliiiiii. mu Our Nv.il.-a*.
It would be Interesting to discover
how fur ultitrntle cotidlUons havo in*
tlilt'iii-iil mil iniiul chaineU'i' lu l.'nii-
iidii      Hut Unit. WOUld he a dim\>veiy
dllllculL tn uml..'. lu primitive times
Uiis factor in ihu formation of lom-
iH'iiuii-ni, Involving us it did     that
also uf diet,   wns,   1  suppose,      ptti'ii-
inuu.it; iii-dny, us facility uf   imvul
uml     .-I'M'.nl   of   Inli'l national       miei
t- TO uii'lVitsoH, It ratios.    Al.iivui-.il,
thu Influx of new blond lemla to
couiUurnot its Inlliiuiico,
To lliiil its I run ClToct hero wu must
go in the North' Ainorlcun ludi.ui.
What aro his physical and climatic
SUITlUllulillga? Ltuik      und   Kolliluu
winters, during which thu patienl
earth awaits a bounding spring; thon
a spring leaping Into torrid summer,
il summer followed hy u bluzflttf, gur-
gOOUS iiiitiiiim, when ugitin thu |n-
tlout mirth lupsos into its long mid
silent sleep. Illimitable wuelei ot
pi'niriu und forest; nil but shoreless
Inland sous; still nml quiet pools;
roaring or rippling brooks flowing
Lhrough il.uli, lugubrioiis woods. The
solitude and sllonce ol Bnow-shrouded
lands; a sudden bursting into gleeful life; fiery nostlval months; u full
mul lavish fruitage. What ure thu
offects of those upon the aborigines?
Wo Und them patient, hardy, enduring, to the List degree; taciturn, superstitious, intractable, dogged,
treacherous, implacable The wintry
mirth is not harder to uplonse mid
disclose to viuw than is the red
man's heart. But hidden in thul
ciild-setiiniiig heart is liro. His loves
mid bates, his recklessness, Uin fearlessness, his iitisctlledness, his sudden exacerbations of uiigor, bis "-corn
of consequence, nro not more typical
of Ills clime when the sun mounts
high than are of tho winter solstice
his motives dark nnd cold. He is
sombre. For centuries he hus roamed vast solitudes alono. No stranger
visited him. He held no converse
wiih the outer world. The alien, even
the member of tho neighboring tribe,
win-: in him a foe.
liu is sedate. With no settled occupation, nothing by him hns to be
done against a particular hour. He
counts his time by moons, wandering
in leisurely manner from hunting
ground to hunting ground. The deer
of his forests, the lish of his hikes —
those nro his only quest. Ho Is savage. Now feeding to his full on flesh
or lish, now hull' starved on a diminishing store of pommlcan; liko his
clime, he alternates from the extreme
of lethargy to tho extreme of energy.
No one to nature has lived closer
than he. Tho hardihood of winter
bus ijntered into his frame; the peine
of lake and forest and pool las depicted itself on his face; the enduring
vigor of huge and changeless expanses hns written itself on his soul,
lie is us distinctly a product of the
land as is its deep-toned, hardy pine
or its (laming sweet-sapped maple.
Ho is n veritable child of nature
still, undeveloped, undevelopable. He
garners no grain, ho husbands no resources, Ilis habits, after a century's contact with civilization, are
whnt they worn in pristine times. The
while man comes, sees how perfectly
suited to his Likes is his frail canoe,
antl Immediately sets about to make
him n dainty craft, ns far removed
from his rune prototype as *   lilm
yacht from a Yarmouth trawler, The
red mail still hollows out a hollow
log, or, like Hiawatha, begs the
birch tree for its bark. A child of
that nature which gave him    birth.
mnl from whose naked tuf-asts hu
still sucks his simple livelihood, he
will never glow up. Nowhere perhaps
to-day is seen so clearly tho Influence    of climate upon temperament,
for nowhere perhaps hus climate been
less trnmmoltod In its action,
Tho climate ol Cnnndn has not yet
Appreciably affected its I neural vs Anglo-Saxon hosts, --ave perhaps, In
ono particular. This, namely, nue
of lhu Hist differences ono notices
when crossing from the eastern to
the western moiety ol the Atlantic
is in the air. The warm, molsture-
I it den atmosphere of lho British Isles
gives wny lo a clarity and rarity
truly marvelous on first observance.
iim very outline of ocean's rim
ovtnces i< in fact, few things art
more distinctively characteristic of
tho two groat halves of tho Anglo-
Saxon race which Inhabit ii« opposing shores than that symbollxod by
iiie npponranco nf the Atlantic horj-
Kon uu (lie hither or British Mile,
softened, mellow, blending into hky
mnl cloud, quiet, BUbduod, solf-ro-
stralncd; on tho I hither or American
siii,-, doflnllo, distinct, defiantly oven.   BO  BOlt-rOVoaled   Hint   it  presents
n I. i and clearly ctil serrated edge
to tlm wondering skies,
This  air  SOOins   to   alTerl   (he m-rvos
as it does tho Hen. it has tremendous tonlo properties.     It BtrlllgB up.
makes     keen, alert,   "smart."     It   is
very dry. Life as well ns coal burns
quickly In it: an English hearth
merely smouldera in comparison with
on<< Canadian, which, especially in
winter, grows ijuitn hot, Naturally,
Ihis air affects tho system. The Canadian Is supereminently nulck-witteil.
tin thinks fust, vory fust. It is his
boast, too, thul hu can "put bis
hand to iiitylliing." And so, indeed,
he can. But with his qtiick-wlttod-
ness goes a gotf-consclousncss and a
restlessness which ho sharos fn common with his brothern to the south.
But other formative Influences com©
In hero, the which to trace would
lend tis too far astray. There is, of
necessity, also, tbu crudeness and
rawness Inseparable from a colony;
there Is the lack of standards, both
of Laslo and manners, perlinps also
of morals, If we pi-led into business
and polities; there is the yoiitbtulness
of a still growing people.—-T. Arnold
ILiiill.iin, in tho Nineteenth Century.
Thnt Sixty (at) days alter date I intend inuk-
lngap|itleatloutothe lb rabie the Cominls-
sioaer of Lands and Works fnr permission to
purchase the following described land in the
nurii'toi Booth Rnsl Kooienay, brltlsh Col-
iitnbla, eoroineiielng at a post fin i m ihe \-
\v. enriiur iHist of t.ui 3000, thence j (seven)
chains east, iheneo no t-u ehnlus in a North
Westerly direction to the north post ol thu
triitiijdu, thence nu (twenty) ahntns south to
i mi nt of i< isiioeinenL   . his land is bounded
ou the Soulh by !.ut 3 1, on tht N i   bye. P,
ItaliWAy lauds nn Ihe Wcsl by Ut28tM ami tin*
\o tii corner of Dig triangle adjourns ere eruption No 083 nml ooolalm six (flj owes more or
ThatBlxlf ihiys after ilsto I Intend making
application to tlu Honornblo Commissioner or
bands imii Works fi r permission to purchase
the following described laml in the District of
South Bast Kootenay, commencing nt u posl
placed im eliiilus t-'onili or i lie N.W unrncr post -
of pre-emption No. 777 running tu attains West,
thoneo so chains North, thenco-id oluihis linst
'h.nce 90 chains South to point uf oniniiieiico-
mom coulalntng list) ao'res mora or loss,
I'raiilniitiK, P. <', April, 21st, 1002,
t'uhiie notk'fl Ib hereby rIvom thut inoailnRso
the Commission issued to W. II. Hiilloek-Web-
Mir, l-:si|., uf Ni-ismi, iu hold un inquiry into the
administration ol tho "bliiuor Maenea Act iopo"
in tlio Fort Steele Llconee District, will ba held
US follows: i
Al .Moyle on 2ath .May, 1003, nt in o'clock n. in,
At Klko Oil 27th -Mn), rut;.', ill 7 o'clock l'. III.
At Fertile, on :0Ui Mny, 1002, nt 10o'clockn, in.
At Crauhrook on utst May, 1002, ut loVolouk
h, in.
At Marysvllle on 2nd Juue, lKH, lit 10 o'olook
11, m.
At Klmberley on lib June, 1002, ut in o'clock
a. in.
At Fort Steele, on r.tli June, iocs, tits o'clock
p. in.
Uf »liloh all person-: in'orcslo 1 are hereby required to take noilco niul g'lvorn themsolvos
Scoretiiry to t ho Coinmlailonor.
Klmberley. It. ('., loth -May. [002,
Notice Is hereby given that thirty days nfter
flato I intent! to mnke nppllcntion tu tin- Chief
Commissioner of I.n nils ami Works for a license
to prospect for coul on lho following described
Commencing ut apo.t morked "Tbos, it. Mof-
fatt s. W. coiner posl" plum0.1 r.11 tbe wc-l
bank or Michel cieek Bhoill one inlla in u northerly direction from ('. W, drains S. \V. corner
post; thence north sn chnlnsi thence enst mi
cliaiDs; thence south BO chains; thence west so
chains to the place of i'■•..■ tnnlnj*,
Dated istb April, 1002.
Notice Is hereby given that thirty days after
date 1 Intend to make application tu tho Chlcl
Commissioner ot Uinta uml Works hu a license
to.prospect for coal on th.* following ihscrlhcd
Commencing at a post marked "C Mclunes
S, B, corner post" plnnledouthc »e-t hank of
Michel creek Immediately ndjolnl ir a, .Mount's
N. K, corner post: ihence north so chains;
thence west so cbnlns; thenco sontli bo Hialus;
thence cast so chains 10 ihe pin icof beginning.
Hitteil im I. Ajrll. 1002.
Notice Is hereby given that thirty days nfter
date 1 lnlei.it lo make sppllenttoil  tu tlie Chief
Commissioner or 1. mds ami Works for a llconso
tti prosiieet for coal on the following dpsorlbed
hi nils:
Comnienclng a- 11 past marked "Malcolm Mc
limes s. I. post " plan ot on the west side of
Michel creek (north fork)ni tbo Inlerseotlon of
said creek w.th the northern iiouiui.ityuit.ot
i\s-.i, i;ruu|i 1, thenco north K) chains: thence
west SO ehslas; theace south sj chains; thonca
east B0 dn I is to tin' place nf beginning.
Dated leili April. tBOi
I   Notice ls hereby given that thirty days after
j date 1 Inland toapplytoihet h'ofCommissioner
of Lands ami Works for u llccnio tu prosjwt
for cuaton tin- roilowjigflescribjil lands 1
Commencing ai a pest marked "A Moffat N,
K. corner post" planted on the west hunk of tlio
north fink <>f Michel creek,about two miles in
h nm ihi'iiy direction from r m. Kihvunh corner
linst: iheuce west su chains; thence south no
chains; thanoe east so chains; thenco north so
chains to ihe place of beginning.
!   Dated iMh April, 1002,
Hvlprul *uit*j-*»tl-.».
Burns — Naggus, Tin writing a
story I would like « name fur. It's
somewhat on thu plan of "Ships
That I'uss in the Night," but 1
want the title to ba as different from
thai as possible*.
Nuggus —  How  would   "Elevators
That Pass In the Ihtytlaw'-t d<d	
Notice Is hereby given thai thirty days after
tint-' 1 intend to make appll istlon to the Chief
Coininlsslonar ol loinds and Works for a license
la prospect for coat on tho following doscrlbod
t'luiiineiii'iiK.'at a'post marked "C m, ltd-
«nr<hs, w. cntnei *i>ii-.(" ]<iiiii|iil ou the west
-.iih-oi iiie noitii Cork ol Mlohol crook nttlio
morscctlon of snld creek smi iho northern
boundary of l-ot-two, (Iroup i.tlieuc north ft)
chalnst tlicneeeasl BO chains) Ihenuo sontli n
chnlnsi thence west so chains 1 itlm [ducoof bo-
glntiltig, C. M. It I) W All US,
Dated totb April, I0J2,
Notlco Is hereby given tint Unity days after
•Intel mi-mt to make application io lhe Chief
cm lisionei of Units nmlJWorki for u llconso
lupioq't'ei for coal on ibe following described
comninnei 1 m ui n post marked rtl,A. Mnflnl
N. w. ciinu-i p.»o planted un the west bunk ol
mi -imi creek nl 1 two tnlltw in a northorlj direction from M. Molnnos enrnor  t. thence
enstsoeltainsi Ihonoo lentil w clmlnsttheiira
wcBiaochsliiBi thence north bo chains to tho
lilaeeof tieeltudllg, I, A. MOFFAT,
Dated nub April, 1 ntsy.
Notice Is hereby given tlmt thirty days afler
date I Intend to make application to me chief
Commissioner of Und nnd Works fur a license
to prospect for ouol on the following doscrlbod
commencing ut n p»'**i marked "W. Moffat 8,
B, corner post" planted on the west bunk of
Michel creek ai out am* mile 111 a northerly direction from 0, Mel mis S, K, coiner post;
thence north 80 oiinlhs 1 thoneo west grjohnlns*
thence .south so chain***. Uieiic.e oils! 80 oltaliu tn
the place uf hci-limliig.
Datetl Kith April, 1002.
The Canadian Pacific Railway Company control a large area of the choicest farming and ranching lands
in the Kootenay District. The prices range from Si.00 to $5.00 an acre, the latter being for first-class agricultural lands.   These lands are readily accessible by the Crows Nest Pass Railway.
Terms of Payment
The aggregate uiikhkii uf principal and int rest, except In the
case of lands under 52..SO an acre, is divided intn len instalments as
shown In lhc lablc below; lhc first lo be paid at the time of purchase, tne second one year from date of Ihe purchase, Ihe third in
twu years and su un.
The liillim ing table shows the amount uf thc annual instalments
un 160 acres at different prices under the abuve conditions:
toO acrs at S2.50 per acr, Isl instalment S.ii.'i.i 9 equal intal'ls at S5II.I1II
3.00     •■           " 71.90 « 60.00
3.50     "           .. law » 70.00
1.00     »            11 115.85 " 80.00
4.50     "           " 107.85 " 90 00
5.00     '.           " 19.85 " 100.00
Kimberley 's ""■' ■nis'ncss a,u' shipping point for the
•'  Norlh Star and Sullivan mines.
BEAL & ELLWELL, Townsilc Agents.
Cranbrook is ,hc tlivisional P°'nt of 'nc Crows Nest Pass
Railway and the commercial centre of  Ftisih
East Kootenay.
V. HYDE BAKER, Townsite Agent.
For further information apply to anents ss sbove or to
A. TAYLOR, District Land Agent, Nelson, B. C. or
Lands under $2.50 per acre are sold
on shorter time.
if the land is paid for in full at the
time of purchase, a reduction frum lhe
price will be allowed equal tu ten per
cent on the amount paid in excess uf lhc
usual cash Instalment.
Interest at six per cent will be
charged in over due Instalments,
The Company has also lots for sale
in lhe following lown sites in East kuot-
enay: Elko, Cranbrook, Moyelle, kit.h.
etter, Creston and Kimberley.
The terms of payment are one-third
cash, and the balance in six and 'twelve
Kitchener is in the center of the great
Iron range aud thc gateway to the White
Grouse copper fields.   J. T. BURGESS,
Townsite Agent.
F. T. GRIFFIN, Land Commissioner, Winnipeg.
The Cranbrook
Lumber Co.
Saw and Planing Mills
-ALL   KlNkS   OF-
Rough and
Dressed Lumber, I
: Dimension Lumber, I
Shingles and |
riouldings. I
NoiloeIs hereby given Hint ovo months otter
date the undersigned will apply to the chief
Commissioner of Otn.ii mul works nt Victoria
fur permission to imrtjlinse I lie fuiiowiii)- described lands i Commenolng it a post planted
on the west bunk of Itock Creek, In t lie district
ot South Bail Kootenay. B, 0 , about 4 miles
west of Klko. on tlie soulh sitie ofthe Crows
Nest pass Rallwayi ninulng went so chains,
thence south su chains, ihence east su chains,
thence north se chains tu the place of t-egin-
Dated .'Mli March, 1903,
Sinned, I'KTKIt i.i'.Mi.
X *
5 ************************ *
J       PETER MATHESON, Proprietor.       £
s ************************ i
J When you ere hungry mid wnni m
if a good meal ro to the Oust <r
J Kooienay. J
IJJ When you are tired and want a «-t
*fi pood rest ro to the Kant Koo- 1»
JJJ ten ay. 2
S When you are thirsty aud want a m\
-ft good drink   go   lo the  liasl f
If Kootenay. JJJ
Jj] In fact when you are in Cranbrook m\
^ stop at the Knst Kootenay. **
Notice is hereby- given that thirty ilays-aflor
dale I liitciul to mnke Application to the Chief
Cuiniuissloiu-r of l-iinds und Works Tor a license
to prospect for coal on the following ttoscrlboil
laud ii
ciMiiiiii'iii-inK at a nost maikeii "(', W. (trains
H. \V. corner |-ost" |ilantctl on llm wcsl hunk of
Michel creek immediately adjoining I. a. Mortal'-) N. w. corner post* thenco north BO chains;
Itk-noe east so ulmlini then e Botiih in chains i
thence west Hi chuiiis IO Hie place nf hi gliuihi*.'.
0. W, UllAJNS,
Dated Wh April, wi,
East Kootenay
Bottling Co.
Aerated Waters
Of all kinds.
Syrups, Champagnes, Ciders,
Ginger Ales, Etc.
oda water in siphons.   The mosl
economical way to handle it.
May 26, 30. June 29,
July 2, 3, 4
From Rossland,
Trail, Nelson,
And Intermediate Points
To ninneapolls  $44-5"
Chicago   64.50
Detroit  77.00
To   ronto    80.30
Montreal 100.50
Corresponding reduction from all
Kootenay points, usual diverse
routes. Meals and included on
Canadian Pacific Ry lake steamers.
A. II. P. A , Anal,
Vaabouver. Craabrools
J. S. CAkli-iK. I). P. A., Nel.oa, B, C.
A Dollar in a Lot
may make lots of dollars. Buy a lot in
MARYSVILLE, the Smelter City of
South East Kootenay.
Simpson & Hutchison,
Cranbrook and Marysville Sole Agents
Robinson & McKenzie.
Saw and Planing Mills
AU Kinds Oi
Rough and Dressed Lumber
Do You Sell Liquor????
until you in ..
II 30, don't buy   fT> CI   TI C D   Tl" 0lll> * nolts.lt Liquor Dealer la
rCLI ICI\   Soulb Em koNto.y.    Writ, for Prim
Cranbrook, B. C. * -H- *
PELTIER is also agent for
This Is the supply point for South East Kootenay.
Refitted Throughout
One of the MoU Comfortable
Hotels in Kast Kootenay.
Newly Furnished
1.. B. VanDecar, Prop.
Crmihroolc, B, C.
Livery  S
Proprietors * * *
Tennis nml ilrivern fiimi.lleit for .ny
point in the district.
Manager   *  J,   J
We have a stock ol
Common Brick,
Pressed Brick,
Eire Brick
and Tile
Those wanting chimneys, lire
places, boilers lined, or any job
work in the brick line call on
Geo. R. Taylor
The Cranbrook Herald
Two Dollars per year. S-@-Gr-.»*    •      - ...-..■
^   ^_£_%.. ,-g      .      .      .       .....
These warm days suggest to the minds
of men the necessity of cooler clothing.
For seeing the .iction being suited to the
suggestion, we h.uie on hand a fully assorted stock ol Summer Suits. 1 hese
are made in thc leading styles and ol
cloths suitable for summer wear. We
will quote three lines:
I illl* i    --"Sl'sh Homespun, Oxford (irey,
Sacque Coal with raised seams,
Sizes from ,!d in W.jt    jA    „<    .*    jt    u*
LillC II   Homespun,   Light  lirey,   with
-lulii (iverstripe, sacque coat.
Sizes ii'oin .Iti lii 40..*    j*   .*   *   *   .<
LillC III   Flannel, Navy Blue, with hair
stripe,  doubled breast coal.
Sizes (rum .Id tn I0..<    jt   ,*   *   *   .*
AT   REID   &   CO.'S.
Wc have ;t fine selection of Spring
and Summer SnitiiiKs. The patterns
are the latest and best and our prices
are satisfactory to all.
Leask & Henderson
The aoth Century Tailors, Cranbrook, 11. C
*     PORTRAIT OR PH0T00.RAPH    "j
1" ;j Monday June 16
The laughing comedy Beusation
5 sMiinlisiir wnrk svlll receive oui bcsl ntti-ii
\      ll.in.  Nn aidant ..-nil -urn..)       1>1*T" n.   f Tt IT
**in*i**iii'.iiiiii*ii** i l oo  Kicn  to  Marry
In Old lameriiiit Holel Itiiiltliiij;
I have recently opened llils hotel and am
ready to take bourdon  lij  thu ilny, week di
ititittl.   I have mi llipioi   Ih-eiisi
tentlonto run n strictly llrsl
liouse, .1. 11
For Fire Insurance
at Equitable Rales
in Reliable Companies
See US.   we can       /
save you money.
A Roaring, Rollicking, Scream-
Palmer & Arnold: g-f>^««—
Manufacturers Agents        Prices,  50c  aild    75c
Fire and Life Insur'cel  ^»-"""■»'"'■■ ■"■""•"
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I     LOCAL   NOTES      j
; Picked  Up About the City   by  Asking
Questions of Many  People.
The man who whispers down n well
About the Roods be hns Lo Hell,
Won't reap the gleaming, golden dollars
A good Watch is a neecBSlt) ol civilization.      Like one who climbs a tree aud hollers,
Anionic With (iradc Railroad Watches THE   ,, , ,     , .    .    ....
„,,,",", ,.  . .       , Moral— Advertise your goods lu  Hit
WAL1IIAM holds us own.    Lome in and sec ,,     ,,
.   .. Herald.
our selection.
Official Watch Inspector fur
Crows Nest dlvleloa C. I'. II.
When in Frank, Alberta, take
your meals at thc
E. E. ORCHARD, Prop.
Best meal on earth.
I rial lln
Candy Kitchen
Cnrrles ft complete atoi h oi j
Candies, Fruits, Nuts,        I
Biscuits, Pipes and j
TobaCCOS. Olve us a call j
Vroom & Dezall
Horse Shoeing
Carriage Repairing and
General Jobbing....
Outside Order.-' Promptly
Attended lo,
Men's warm weather clothing at Reid
,V Co.'s.
V u, linker uud wife spent tho 24th
in Nelson.
Two Salvation lassies of Nelson held
services here Tuesday
Read Reld & Co.'s ad. in this pnper,
ll may be of Interest tn you.
Trie Italian climate Is working double
shift In thla Bectlon Jutt now.
Wright Droihere have their new bakery building nearly completed.
M. Mclnues is improving rapidly nnd
is able lu get iirutitul town ouee more,
Horn, Moutliiy, May 36, 1902, lo Mr.
anil Mrs. /\. W. McVittie, a daughter.
Have a look nt our stork of clothing
before purchasing, Reid & Co.
George Hoggnrth ami Robert Johnson
nl Klko were among the Cranbiook visitors Monday.
R. S. Day, general agent ol" the Imperial lire insurance company was in the
city Saturday,
Have yon seen the new   football shoe
at the Fort Steele Mercantile company's.
It is the best ever.
J Ryan went to JalTray Monday to see
the new planer just Installed by the Mc-
Nah Lumber company.
William Sherrat, with a face like Rud-
yard Kipling, after two weeks ill the
bank as relief man, left Wednesday for
W. W, Doble- who has been confined
in the hospital, is improving and has
been able to get out for a ride the past
two days.
Rev. Bowering of the Methodist
church hus been unsigned to Vernon
while Kev.   ThompRon of  Kaslo COttiei
io Craubrook,
*r tt I h summer suits fur warm weather
wear ut Reld & Cu.'s.
id & Co. had   two   very   attractive
li iws nn the 24th   that   won for the
ui many words nf praise.
The best thing for out of door sport is
the new football shoe at   the Fort Steele
Mercantile Company's store,
George Johnson left lasl Monday for
tbe 1. irdeau COUUtry, where he i-i largely
interested In mining property.
Anyone engaged in athletic sports
should net the new football shoe at the
Fori Steele Mercantile Contpauy's.
Mr. Donahue, who has one of the line
ranches on ibe Kootenay opposite
Wanlner. was in town last Tuesday.
The new license board will meet in
Fertile on the 15th of June to consider
ippllcatleus   for   renewals  ol hotel  licenses in ihis district.
Dr. Harvey has returned from the
coast where he took his examinations
tin British Culutubia,   and   will locale in
Cranbrook as assistant to Dr Ktug,
The steamer North Star will lake an
excursion from Wardner to Porl Steele
tomorrow, leaving Wardner nt 7 p, m.
A dance will he given ut l-'orl Steele
Friday night,
Mrs. D Murphy received the sad intelligence ilm **eek that her mother,
who lived nl St. Thomas, Out., had died
on Monday last. She was 65 years of
age, and had been sick only a short
Tuin Turley has gone to the Lardeau
Country anil, after completing the ns-
set-sment work on the property in which
C. R, Palmer and himself are Interested,
will put In the seuBoti prospecting in
that diatrlct.
The Pirates of Penzauce were held tip
nt Frank by the condition of lhe mail
nud had to cancel their dates at Fernie
and Cranbrook. The advance sale in
Cranbrook hud been unusually lar^e and
the company would have bad a huge
house If ihey had been able to have got
John GilHs was recently presented a
Munis chair by the Sunday school tearh-
L-rs of (he Preabyterlau church us a
token of Huod feeling for his past services as superintendent and efficient
work as secretary-treasurer, The presentation took place at Rev. Fortune's
Imme and a very pleasant evening followed.
11. 1.. Stephens of Elko came down
from that town last Friday. He wanted
to dn some banking business but found
iluit it was a bank holiday. The fuel
that the trains were not tunning did "not
stop lilm, lor, Inking two ear.dleslo light
liliu over the bridges, he watketl from
Elko lo Craubrook, a distance of forty-
lour miles, that night,
J. P. Fink received a letter last Monday from .Mrs. Fink. She and the children had arrived in Liverpool safely after
a voyage thai bad been pleasant with
lhe exception of tin* last two days, when
everybody bad suffered from the cold
She expected to leave for her old home
that day aud would arrive on the 121I1,
so that now die is resting from her long
The united choirs of the Methodist and
Presbyterian churches will give a concert .some time within the next two
weeks. Extensive preparations are be
Ing made aud the best talent in town
will take part, This promises to be one
of tin-best musical entertainments evei
given in Cranbrook, and the people are
looking ahead to It with pleacant anticipations,
Revelstoke Herald:    An engine, of interest 10 nearly  all   railway men, is now
making some nial experiments on the
tiill near Field.   The engine iu question
ii known as ihe  "Shay Engine," and is
exceedingly powerful, weighs some tto
ons and is capable of hauling 700 tons
ip  a .)   per cent grade.    The gearing is
11 on the right hand  side and both en-
itie and tender arc connected by a sys-
L-ni  of cogwhee'a,    The  engine  will
venluiily go to the Crows Nest road.
Victoria Day  Has Diilj Unserved in
A Larjje Attend.un
tert.-untng Prograi
uld All Hn
111   W.IS
VlctOlIll    ll.iy
-a.   Two  ot
i-rosSL' |>iiiii.
football uiiuii
.uu-i-lli-il tiivlnt
i day pro*
Cranbiook celehrated
under adverse clrcuinstntK
the leading features, lhe 1
with Lethbridge ami ti
with Peruie, had to be can
to the fact thu un trains v
east of Cranbrook, Yel ih.
a success. It was simply n
local sport, and the various events were
brought olfin a manner that proved eminently satisfactory to nil iu attendance.
In the forenoon the football game between Marysville nnd Cranbrook attracted not a few spectators. Tho game resulted in n score ol live to UOlhlllg in
favor of Cranbrook.
The day was perfect and everyone
present had a most enjoyable time.
There was all kinds of sport, including
horse racing and athletic contests, so
that people of different tastes had an opportunity tt) be salislled.
The results of the contests were as foi -
Morse Races.
Damage Up the Elk.
tine Free Press: Considerable
uage has been done to private proper
ty by the high water. The Carb.11
Creek Lumber company at Michel hus
been neatly totally   wrecked by a bridge
coming down the creek and breaking
jam, and lhe creek haschanged its course
iu several places Tne F'ernie Lumber
company's milt has been Hooded, compelling every one to move to higher
ground- two bridges have been washed
out entirely, pulling 11 slop to all work,
ami all llie men iu the bush have been
paid off, as It [will be impossible lo ie
suiiie work for BOItie time. All the Hats
along lhe river here have been Hooded
innl many houses are in danger of being
carried away. Molt & Son's mill Is under four feel ot water, but up tu the
present no damage has been done. Mc-
Rae'a mill at Coal creek has been slightly damaged ami has Buffered 11 heavy
loss in losing a large boom of logs wonh
several thousand dollars.
Trains Once More.
At lasl the Crow division is cleared so
that Indus are running as far as Macleod
ami passengers are being taken by way
of Calgary by transferring at High River, where a bridge is out The hot
weather is causing a big rise iu the
streams but no further trouble is anticipated,
Drewery Denies It,
J. C. Drewery writes the Nelson News
contradicting the report circulated in
many ol the Kootenay papers to the effect that he was nbout to launch out 011
the sea of niatroniony. He says: "It
was forcing .happiness upon him which
he has not contemplated. He has no intention of setting iip a family circle and
dcires to make ihis known as he does
not court the trouble of personal expta-
. nations nnd tho wetting of the whistles
of all the thirsty souls of Kootenay.
Athletic Events.
Ill's! K\
■nt   100yard dash; 1'. U
Mil.Ill wan
11. Jauiisi
1 SGCOUll.
■vent-Tnh'vault; lien.
.pitch wan
a. Jarilhi
> second.
third 1.
'out   Thirty yard polntt
nice; I', 1,
Smith wo
, Kreil liyckiiiiiiiH nil.
I'.vi-m -llnnnlni! liroiul
Ultch, is
feel I inches, won; A. .tar
Uin', :. fee
l iiieh, sei
Fifth 1
Mini   (jiiHi'ter nine it.isl
- 11. Ilnlue
won. 1*. 1
Smith second.
, n. l.t'ii.'ii. t. Sim
K. Km ru
I -lint |illl;
. II. Hu
nf War,
Uood Work by Secretary.
James GUI, oecretary of the Tin fund
Athletic association, gave the work bis
full attention and every detail wus well
arranged and carried out ill a most systematic manner. The gates closed at 7
o'clock Saturday and at 7 o'clock Monday evening every account Und been
audited, passed upon by the board, and
check drawn for the same, and, what is
more, there was money in ihe treasury
to meet the checks. That was a good
record and one that .Mr. Gill lias reason
to feel proud of.
A Vole uf Thanks.
At a   meeting of the directors of the
Cranbrook Tuif and Athletic association
held   on   Monday  atlernoon,   May 26, a
very hearty vote of thanks wns proposed
and unanimously adopted lo the business
men and hotel keepers of Cranbrook for
their hearty co operation iu douatlng
prizes and cash to the winners of athletic events and horse races. The directors
leel that tbe fact is now becoming more
generally understood that the Turf and
Athletic association was instituted and
is being maintained for Craubrook, not
Cranbrook for the as.iociation. The
better understanding ougurfl we 1 fur lhe
success of future days of celebration,
The Cranhrouk  Turf  mid Athletic  Association, Cranbrook, It. C,
tiranil Kintiil, nil ttHj
FrotnO, 1». vr.itiiu'i, fur prlvlli
From iiiiiei 1 pari hotol .koopcrs stake
Three .eiiliii'i, ln.li-1
itukos l'i i.n
Three entries goiitlcinnn's sntl.Uo horse
HavenentriesiVuUunhurse rneo .1 m
Na I.-, if 1 in itii'iii us. net r,;-.
Total . . jatOM
liisi',1 ll.-ll.MIi.NT8.
Ticket Sober  .. .._-$ 0 oO
lintel per 2 6)
Three men, grnuil stand a no
Pony nice, purse        . .„   10 00
Hotel keepers* stakes 1*1 no
Saddle ImrSO stakes . ■_>;, ihi
IntUiin horse stakes                    *ji 00
0, ie. Leask, hu' work mnl improvements m 15
F. K. Simpson, printing   .——...„. as 00
(l, ll. Minor, work and h ov.nii.mls KI ar
li. Stewart, w nk un 1 imiuoveinoiita   . - ml imi
Postage stamps and sun n ies    a -to
Cranbrook hand                            ,„ 1000
iiy balance  -.        11 os
Total        Sati-.T-t)
"Amber"   Plug Smoking Tobacco is
winning on its merits.   "Have you tried
Lost, Hunch ol Keys.
In Cranbrook, about three weeks ago,
hunch  of nlioul 11 do/en  keys  on  ring,
with chain attached     Please return to
Herald office.
The Excursion to Wasa Last Sunday Was
a Qreal Success.
Last Sunday about 75 people of Crar.-
brook lelt by vehicles lor Foit Steele lo
take the steamer North Star for Wasn.
It was a blight, beautiful day, and tl e
ride of 12 miles wns a glorious outing
alone, bill llie trip up the Over lo those
why Beldom have uu opportunity of a
ride ou the water, was a glorious divei-
(Jtptiiin   Armstrong   came    over    o
Craubrook  Stttunlay,   ami   wus lhe lust
to leave Sunday morning, remaining t<>
personally supervise all arrangements so
that ei ch one would be comfortably
fixed for the journey to Fort Steele.
Geary & Doyle lind charge of the land
transportation, and Al Doyle ol Fort
Steele, and llariy Fairfield ol the Cranbrook stables, snw thut every arrange1
ment was perfect, and In consequence
there was a tolal lack of confusion or
trouble In transporting so large a number of people,
The steamer left the Foil Steele landing al 10 o'clock wiih 120 paBsengerSi
[uite n contlugent from Port Steele jolting the crowd, und for two hours those
m bouid were treated to a grand panorama of beautiful scenes. The river
I winds  In niul out throuuh woodlands
nd prairie, while 011 either side are
high mountain peaks capped with snow,
hat euhance the beauty of the scenes
presented, it was a grand and glorious
trip and those ou board enjoyed to the
fullest extent nature's handiwork as illustrated by the rugged scenery of the
Valley of S ntth E 1st Kootenay.
Il .was a few minutes after noontime
wheu Governor Hanson's place was
sighted and the whistle sounded for the
draw to be opened in the new bridge
built by the governor last year. It is a
raised draw and looks like the draw
bridge at the castle of some old country
nobleman. Passing through the bridge
the boat was lied up at the Hanson
lauding, und then came the grand rush
for the ho:el, located aboul hall a mile
distant, And it was a hungry crowd,
ready and willing to do ample justice to
a table loaded with substantial food.
Although tbe number was far iu excess
of that expected by Mr. Hanson, no one
lelt the table hungry. Then followed
several hours af unalloyed enjoyment,
Nature and man have combined lo make
tbe Hanson homestead one of the prettiest places in all South East Kootenay.
Thousands of dollars have been expended
in the way of improvements, and the location is au ideal one In every respect,
Beautiful lawns, maguificeut orchards
wiih apple trees in bloom, the grounds
flanked on either side by a beautiful
lake, an avenue with rows of shade trees,
ami running water wherever water can
be used. An electric light plant is being installed and power is secured from
a mountain stream that dashes over the
rocks iu a ravine neur the house, giving
the supply for domestic purposes. Fourteen years ago, N. Hanson walked down
the valley and concluded lo locate there.
He had no money, but he had energy
and shrewdness- He built a sawmill,
brought in goods, opened a trading
store, and live years ago bis was the
only place in the district where a man
could buy OH a wholesale basis. Today
he is well lixed and he entertains like a
prince, and made everyone feel al borne.
Durlug the afternoon a game of ball
was pluyej between two picked nines,
headed by Messrs. Pink and Smith.
At 5:30 the excursionists left for the
boat ami ut 6 o'clock the boat started
dowu stream, arriving at Fort Steele
about 7:^0, where the Craubrook people
look their vehicles for home.
Captain Armstrong, during theentiie
trip, was untiring in his efforts to please
his passengers, and before leaving the
boat tbey all joined in giving three rousing cheers for the captain and his boat.
The Elko Celebration.
Giving to the condition of lhe railway
the Elko celebration was postponed
from lhe 24th to June 26, Coronation
day. The full program will be carried
out on lhat day, and a jolly time given
lo visitors.
winning 01
tried il?"
Plug Smoking Tobacco is
its   merits     "Have   ynu
Farm Lands (or Sale.
The choice farm lands of the Cranbiook Estate, being Kootenay river bottom lands, have just been subdivided
into lots ol from forty to one hundred
acres, each lot fronting on the river. For
prices and terms apply to
V. Hyde Maker,
Manager Cranbrook Ivstnte,
Cranbrook, II. C.
Wardner to
Fort Steele
This will probably be the last
river excursion. Qet in line.
Pare: dents, $5. Ladies, $3
Remember the
Fort Steele     |
Mercantile Co. 1
Winn llulni to Purchase ^
Hats, Caps, ^
Shirts, Ties,     |j
Boots, Shoes |j
In fact everything in the way of Men's Furnishings. W
I     AHIpC    Call and see our stock of SHOES.
L</\ U I C^    Your Choice lor $1.00.    Also Child
ren's Shoes at less than cost..
to Take Dr. Scott's Citrate of
to -----
ij> Iron and Quinine Tonic...
Men May Come and Men May Go
and men must eat. The strong, healthy man is a
living exponent of a good wife's good cooking of good
goods. Ours are not bargain groceries but grocery
bargains, because of their goodness of quality, their
perfect purity. We keep no inferior grade, but Just
Fancy and Staple Groceries and Crockery.
The heavy and ever increasing demand forces us
us to keep increasing our stock and the result is
our numerous customers arc recciveing the benefit of the big turn over.
Thc more we sell Ihe fresher and better our
GROCERIES are and the cheaper we can sell them.
Our trade has doubled la the last six rnoalbs.    Help us lo swell
II to four limes this volume io the oexl six.
Will Iteaew Ihe Appearance of
Your Parlor, (loud Values In
Ihe Latest Slyte can he hsd
Repairing ind Upholstering a Specialty.
Cosmopolitan Hotel
....Special Lines....
Hennessy's Thru Star Cognac, per bottle  $2 50
Dunville's Old Irish Whiskey, perbottle  1 75
^ Usher's Special Reserve, per bottle  2 00
Usher's Old Vatted Glenlivet, per bottle  1 75
John Dewar's Special, per bottle  1 75
Coate's Plymouth Gin, per bottle  I 50
Crofts' 1870 Invalids Port, per bottle  2 50
Jamaica Rum, proof strengths per bottle  I 75
Old Spanish Sherry, per bottle  2 00
Claret—Chateau-Qowsman, pints  I 00
iss Ale, pints  35
Guinness' Stout  35


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