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Array THE CP
VOLUME   1.
CRANBROOK,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA,   TUESDAY,   JUNE   7,   L898,
NUMBER 13.
THE TERROR DEMOLISHED
A Report This Morning Says Tliat (lie
ll. S. Battleship Oregon Did It.
FATE OF THE SPANISH FLEET SEALED
Samnaon   Bfltootualiy   O-o-os  tho
Obannol nt, Santiago i>y Sink.
ing tho M nlni'io Thuroln.
Washington, Jtmo 6.—Advices bnv*
been received tlmt the .Spanish Torpedo
boat Tenor has been sunk near Port Au-
tontu by tl«<- U, 8, battleship Oregon,
No particulars.
Blocked tho llxrbor.
Moi.it, Haiti,June,(.—The following
cablegram wuh is, nt  to thi: war deputt-
mental Wash Ing ton today: "We sue*
ceeded in sinking the Merritiinc lu the
chiiitiel in Santiago at 4 p. m., June 3.
This was carried out under command of
Nav 1 Instructor Robbius aud seven men.
h) a flag of truce irom the Spanish Ad*
mini, Cervera, s nt in recogpitlou of
their bravery, I am Informed all are prisoners of war, two being slightly wounded,
X rt quest aulhoiily'to -approve an exchange, if poMible, between these ami
prisoners at Havana. Six or the Spanish squadron are iii the hnrhor of Santiago and unable to avoid being captured." ''
(Signed)                       SAMPSON.
TORONTO EOB THB tJNIOlf'1'
Au Outburst of Frlond6hIp for the
Uni 04 plates.
Toronto, May 30-—An extraordinary
outburst of friendship for the United
Slates and in favor of au Anglo-Saxon
union wns expressed in nearly all Toronto churches and many churches throughout Ontario yesterday.
The Central Congregational church on
IJopd street had more than aoco people
nt each service, and was n sample of nth-
D
RS.   BHODIE   &   WATT,
GENERAL   PRACTITIONERS,
Cranhrook and Fort Stkici.k,
ttemil.it, visits t» WaiiiinT, Swansea, atoylo
City unit HI. I.uceiii' Mis-lnU.
CBANBHOO:'
Do you know that
Is  1300 MILES  NEARER
New York than Klondike,
Is only 00 miles from tbe
United States border.
IstheGENTERoftheEast
Kootenay district Hi it
produced $15,000,000
IN GOLD In 1863.
Is the PRINCIPAL DIVISIONAL -POINT on the
Crows Nest Pass R. R.
Is the BEST point for IN-
vkstmknf in Britisb
Columbia.
Wbith TODAY to
J. HUTCHISON,
llm I'iovkkii l!anl I'stateonJ Mining roan,
UliANIIttnOK   U. «'.
era throughout the city. Pictures of the
Queen and President McKinley were
promluently displayed above the pulpit,
aud lhe building was profusely decorated
with Onion Jacks, Stirs and Stripes nnd
Cuban Hags. Many of the congregation
eat lied small Sl.usiiiid Stripes mid 1'iiion
Jocks.
The vast congregation joined heartily
in singing "Qod Save the Queen'* tuid
"The Star Spaugled Uauner."
At Mnssey Music h ill there was a military service, conducted hy the Rev. O.
Bllerid, oi Austin, Tex, lie preached a
senium which was aii eloquent plea for
the cloiesl relations between the two
countries, which he thoughl would tic
best secured by tbe federation ot Great
Itiitniii .md lu-r colonies, lb- predicted
that the mors ami animosities of the
past might bo fiiigotien iu the great work
which lay before the two countries In lib*
era ting the oppressed aud opening wide
the commerce of the world lo the enter*
prise of the Anglo-Saxon race.
Washington, May 33.—Tbo Canadian
negotiations which have been in progress
here for the past week were concluded
touij-'ht, when a definite agreement was
iciMj){ed (or ihe creation ot a commission
which shall consider all the .subjects of
controversy between ithe United Stntes
and Canada, and frame a treaty between
•he imperial government aud the United
fcjales for the complete adjustment of
their controversies.
The agreement is now to he submitted
to the British government for its approval, and when Ibis is given the object of
the commission will be completed.
G.L. Hilliard.
GENERAL
BLACKSMITH,
CRA-IBH00K, B. c.
HORSKSHOUING,    MINING WORK
AM! UENHRAI. KICl'AIRINi..
AVAUON   WOOD-WORK
 Promptly Attended to
THK   I'OI'l I.Alt
KOlTt:    ID	
EAST KOOTENAY!
The large and COIUlUOdiouS Steam
NORTH STAR
AND
J. I). FARRELL
li)»* • *»• •*••••*••• •>•>♦♦♦ •
CAPACITY : :
One hundred passengers and ouo
hundred nud fifty tons freight each
wm open tlio navigation season mi the
Ki-utaii'iy hirer from
JENNINGS, MONTANA,
-OS IltU-
CRKAT   NOKTHKUN   It A II, WAV
For nil iiiiIqJ.1 In t:;i.i liuiili'tiiiy
About : April 20th.
For iiassi'imer anil frcMit rule, ndilri'ss ttio
ooinpaules' intent lit Jonulngs, .MimtituK, or tlio
FORT STI'KUS MBRCANTILE CO.,
l'ort Stselc or Warduer, D. C.
INTERNATIONAL TRANSPORTATION CO.
KOOTENAY RIVER TRANSPORTATION CO,
COLONEL BAKER AT HOME
Arrived in Cranbrook ^ ia Golden Last
Sunday Afternoon.
ai I have in the past, to furthering the
interests of the whole district, without
partiality and to the best of my ability.
]\s. lUKI.lt.
PUBLIC MEETINGS.
Till: FUTURE OF Till: GOVERNMENT
FRANCE WILLING TO HHDGB-.
Complains of the Damage Done
to Her Commoroe.
Paris, May 31. — The Journal Des De-
Bats today, commenting upon the commercial convention between France and
the United Slates, says:
"Tlm war is undoubtedly causing much
injury to our exporters and our trade
with the United States, if not entirely
Stopped, would certainly he materially
diminished. The convention gives us
advantage mainly for the future, which
we hope are neariilhatul, but at the same
time it has special importance, inasmuch
as it proves Washington is aware that
whatever may be the individual Sympathy of uny Frenchmen, France as 11
Country is resolved to maintain strict
neutrality,
SANTIAGO FBA.RS  A FAMINE.
Wishes N w Taat* C^rve-a Hid
Not O mo There.
It is almost certain that Admiral Cer-
vepi's fleet is in Santiago harbor, bottled
up by Schley's warships. Word received
through direct secret means of communication from lusurgeut camps near Santiago Is to! his effect. I ti** reported that
the fleet aud soldiers are monopolizing
the supplies stored in Santiago aud a fear
of famine prevails among the people
Schley is blockading the const uud pre-
venting tbe receipt of provisions.
Much excitement and dissatisfaction,
to which patriolisui is subordinated, 1 re-
vails.    It   was   believed   Cevera   would
simply take on supplies and go out to
meet Sampson iu battle. Instead the
appearance of Schley's squadron has
compelled him to remain in port walling
relief from the Cadi?, squadron. The arrival of that relief is necessarily uucer
tain mid the people of Santiago realise
that a mistake was made in bringing the
squadron Ihere, Cervera depends on the
Cad« squadron lo uncork the bottle into
which he is shut, lie is believed toknow
of the coming of that fleet The cable
is censored rigidly aud no ships are allowed to leave the harbor,
Santiago believes it impossible for the
American ships to dash tmlde after Ce«
vera, because, iu addition to the line of
forts, the channel has beeu thoroughly
mined. Meanwhile the Imurgeuts am
drawing all thelt available forces around
lhe city and are preparing, In the event
of tin American naval victory outside the
harbor, to attack the city on the land
side and try lo lake this list stronghold
of the .Spaniards in the eastern part of
Cuba.
DEWEY  LOWING   MEN   DAILY.
Hmnllpox  and  Dyaontery in tho
Amoiiran Squadron.
London, May ,11.—a dispatch to the
Daily Telegraph bom Manila, dated May
26, via Hong Kottg, says: The American
warship! are still iu the bay, except a
■-.tuple of the smaller ones, which are
being used un patrol duty outside. Rear
Admiral Dewey Is losing men fiom dis-
casfl almost dally. Smallpox and dysentery are laid io be rife In tin- American
sipiidion.
Spnniih Stcrrnor Beoaped.
The unknown steamer supposed to bo
11 .Spanish auxilliaty cruiser, sighted by
the Wilmington mid the Bancroft off Key
West Thursday evening, was not cap*
captured.   Tbcstrsugerputon all steam
when she saw she was being chased and
made off nl a l5-kuot clip. She had loo
big a lead on tiie Bancroft, and tiie latter, after chasing her for au hour and a
half, gave it up.
Miscellaneous.
Senor Polo and his staff recently sailed
fur England on the Dominion line steam*
er.
Sir Lewis Davis has left Ottawa for
Washington,'to there arrange prelttnlna- j
ries for a commission lodeal wilh red-j
procily and other pending issues between
the United Slates and Canada, j
The United States government has just'
closed a contract with Robert Dunsmuir,
& Son of Victoria for 8,500 tons of Co-;
mpx coal. The hulk of the fuel pur-1
chased by the government ia Intended '
for the Tort Orchard naval station, I
whore it will he kept in bunkers for the '
coaling < f United Stntes war vessels.
Opposition   Withdrawing   From
tho Field tn M,»iy piao.-*B—pro-
fjroBS ftntl Prosperity Deslrod-
Lnst Sunday afternoon Hon. Colonel
baker, who is today one of tbe most popular, prominent and able men to be found
in public life iu British Columbia, returned for 11 few hours' rest In his old
home in Craubrook before engaging In
the duties of a political campaign,
Despite the arduous work of lhe different cabinet positions he holds imposes
upon him Incessantly, especially during
lhe session just closed, working late
every night, the colonel is in goodhealth,
although fatigued; but the latter will
wear off with a couple of day's rest tn
the Invigorating nir of Cranbrook, when
the colonel will proceed to Inform the
people of South East Kootenay o,' the
great work accomplished by the Government in putting tbe country iu a prosperous condition, and also demolish what
belief may yet remain in the minds of a
few regarding the misleading statements
and even deliberate 1'ilsehoods, in some
instances, set afloat by au unscrupulous
Opposition, who have everything to gniu
and nothing to lose. This will simply
be n picnic for the colonel.
THJt NORTHERN CANDIDATg.
In North East Kootenay, the colonel
said, Manager Nellsou, of the Heaver
Lumber Company, will stand for the legislature, as an independent supporter ol"
the Government, Mr. Neilson is a very
popular man in bis district, with a clean
record and spotless reputation as a citizen nud business man, and will be elected.
Mr. Il.ikcr, while in North East Kootenay, waa strongly importuned to stand
for that riding, and was told that if be
would consent they would make Ids election practically unanimous. While feeling highly complimented the colonel felt
constrained to stand by bis home section,
and make the fight there. He is not
built on the ''runaway to Omenica"
principle or carpet-hag, either, and dees
not have to liy away to a district where
he is unknown (the colonel could find no
such place iu British Columbia, however,) iu oider lo stand for an election.
The colonel was theu importuned to
stand for both districts, but Mr. Neilson
had betn spoken of and prominently
mentioned in connection with the candidacy, and lhe colonel stuck to his resolution to place his political fortunes in
the bands of his neighbors, having no
Lar of the outcome.
i.i-:
i-il.ATiYi: WORK.
Regarding the work of the legislature
the colonel esteemed the act which will
furnish the farmer with cheap money as
one of the most beneficial to the entire
country that was passed: tbe promoting
of the different railroad enterprises he
also deemed of very great importance,
as without them no markets were available for the vast natural resouices of the
country, which wonld have to remain for
centuries longer without lhe advent of
the iron horse.
Regarding the Yukon (or Mackenzie
.S: Maim) railroad, Mr. Baker was of the
opinion it will not be built, ns the Do*
minion government absolutely refuse any
aid. However, the Province will build
a good wagon road over the portion
within Its boundaries thus making available the varied and rich resources of a
■ast country,
PROVINCIAL MINERALOGIST.
Mr. \V. P. Robertson, of Montreal, has
just been appointed by Col. Baker lu his
capacity of Minister of Mines, to the
Important position of Provincial Mineralogist, vice .Mr Carlisle, who recently
resigned to accept n more lucuratlve position With the lt, C. A. Mining Company.
Mr. Robertson is an expert mining engineer, also, and has held importartaud
responsible positions as such lit the United States, Spain and Mexico, mid comes
highly recommeiided.
Asked ns to why East Koolcnay was
not given more attention last year hy
the Provincial Mineralogist- the colonel
replied thnt In a country covering hundreds of thousands of square miles it was
n physical impossibility for one man to
cover it nil in a year, nud os there was
comparatively little doing last year in
tlie way of development work iii Last
Kootenay the official gave the time to
districts where more activity prevailed.
This ICRBOn East Kootenay would be the
first district visited, and lu fact Mr. Rob*
ertSOIl is now iu the country for the purpo it- and will make au examination into
the mineral resources of the district.
The Honorable Colonel Baker will
have much pleasure in addressing the
electors of Southeast Kootenay at the
following times and places; and begs to
Invite the Opposition candidate to attend any or all of the meetings.
Thursday, June oth. at s p. m., mi the
Opera* House at Port Steele,
Monday, June   13th, at  S p.   m,,  at
Wardner.
Friday, June 17th, at 8 p. m„ ot Coal
Creek.
Wednesday, June 23, at S p, m , nl
Moyie City.	
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I PEOPLE AND THINGS, *
T*V«-*TVVV**»VVVVV*PV*>*»-*>V*V*>ia
Captain .Saunders, inspector of mounted police, was In town this week, and the
guest of V. Hyde Baker.
A look in Mrs, McMullln's restaurant
is enough to give one au appetite, it is so
neat and cosy in appearance.
J.Hutchison has received an appointment as J. P. "Jack" will weigh outjus-
tice in up-to-date style to all who appear
before him.
Mr. and Mrs. Eyre have started a bakery in Flagpole block, and later on will
open a short-order restaurant, They are
"onto their job."
W. F. Robertson, Provincial minera'-
oglst, accompanied hy F. Collelt, a well-
known Montana mining expert, is the
guest or V. Hyde linker.
Maurice Quniu has resigned as malinger of the Telephone Company, and
will hereafter devote Iin attention to the
development of his mining Inletests,
Leitch Brothers are opening n handsome and nicely stocked gents' furnishing goods store on Baker street. The
bjys ure " getting off ou the right foot."
A. I. Geddes made a trip lo .Steele last
Friday, occupying the cab and holding
the throttle on a cayuse. He was able
to take his meals sitting afler this trip.
W, T. Kaake's new hotel building is
rapidly growing, and if Mynheer do'nt
return pretty soon he is liable to find it
all ready for business when he does get
hack.
Col. A. 11. Raviiolds was n visitor to
Moyie City last Tuesday, nud was delighted wilh bis trip and what he saw.
He had his snap shot box with him and
bagged lo's of scenery.
"Jim" Ryan relumed from Kalispell
Suuday, right side np with care. He
was tendered the command of a Montana
regiment, hut could not make np his
mind to quit Beaullful Craubrook.
Dr. Drodle, a native of Scotland nnd
recently from Loudon, is now associated
with Dr. Watt in the practice of medicine with his (Aire at this point, ami attending lu railroad cases west of here.
No, Pied Hazen has uot moved to Port
Steel-*; his home is still at Cranbrook,
and he has considerable property both lu
and around town,although lately lie has
acquired huge holdings in the former
town.
Dr. Bcatlie was in Port Steele Friday
to attend to the trans-shipment of his
stock of drugs, which will belmmediate-
Iv placed in the handsome little store at
the corner of Baker street and Hanson
avenue.
Mr. and Mrs. H. T. Brown were visitors nt Wardner Thursday and Friday
last, .Mrs Hrown and son Woldo recently arrived from Spokane to spend the
summer with bim, hence tbe sunny
smile which now so often chases itself
o'er II. T.'a visage.
William West, wife and three children, arrived from Bonner's Perry last
week, and have tm ved on lo their ranch
claim, just outside of town. Mr. West
tired of a country that's flooded as a general thing every year until midsummer
or after, aim consequtl.y moved up into
God's country. He Ir also interested iu
some rich prospects at Nigger Creek.
Col. Reynolds, the well-known mining
capitalist from thn United States; Hlz-
zotierjack Hutchison, J, P.; Aubrey Algernon decides, business manager for the
C. 1\| Co., and II, T. Miner, president of
tlie Cranbrook Pioneer Hardware company, were visitors to lhe Mission Sunday, out weie too late to witness the interesting services or lln* earnest devotion of the Indians, The Colonel nnd
judge, however, secured n number of
fine -maps at the Indians while leaving
the church.
OI' GKNI.llAI. INl'KKI-ST.
Colonel Baker also imparled to Tint
lli.KAi.n much information that will be
of general   interest lo the public, concerning Craubrook  and  its future and   • ■■-  • •■•.    	
which will be printed from lime lo lime j country, where they will do assessment
Suffice it to say that Ctaubrook is des- '       "'    "	
lined to be THE town of the two Koote* J
nays—the mining, smelting  and com
mercial center.
MOyilii   OITY   MOTES.
Loader, May D&
Moyie will have a public school, com*
meticitig with the fall term.
Work at Pinch Bros.'saw mill has been
suspended for the past few days on account of the high water. They have
100,000 feet of lumber on hand which
will be brought dowu to this place.
S. A. Pillion and John McCrae passed
through here last Tuesday ou their way
front Bonner's Perry to the Sullivan II*"
TO THjl ELECTORS
Of Southouat Kootenay, Oroot-
log:
Gentlemen: I have bad the honor of
acting as your representative iu the legislature of British Columbia for the past
twelve years, and for half of that period
1 have held the portfolios of Provincial
Secretary, Minister of Mines, Minister of
Education and Minister of Immigration.
The general elections arc now approaching, and l now offer myself as your
representative, with the assurance that
should you do me the honor of electing
me, I will devote myself it) the future,
■ork on the Hidden Hand nnd Lust -._
ditioit claims, iu which tbey are interest ed.
John I. Booge, who has been operai
quite extensively in Eaat Kootenny
some time past, returned home last \V
nesdny after a months1 absence,
Booge is at the head of tbe comp
that recently took a bond on lhe Re
Oak and Luke View groups of clt-i
which are situated on lhe west sid
Moyie lake, directly opposite this pi
Time   are   eleven   claims
Ton:
, ihe Ho
lhe
galena prop.
THE CIRCUSAT FT. STEELE
anil Furiously,
R0UNDH01SE   MATERIAL
prominent citi/ens, was in town Saturday,   driving over to  Perry   Creek and
I across to Palmer Bar on Sunday, return- \
ing here that evening,   Mr. Peuwlck re-
The Ringmaster Cracked His Whip Fast pons more development work in • rog-
ress in those districts this year than '.ver;
before In the history of the country.
I    The Bender Brothers were in   from '
BUT FOUND fB TO I'LAV THE CLOWN ^^"^ W1LL KEi> PACC «™ CONSTRICTION
Being Loaded and Shipped Over C. N. P.
K. Io Cranbrook.
Driti 3h Columbians Obj-sot to Bo
ing Driven Into n. Corral and
Thoro Branded.
j ed as being quite satisfactory. Much de- ,
, vclopment work is being done on Perry '
j Creek t, is season, and it te very sure of
- recovering the prestige lost last year
through the ill-advised operations of alleged experts in that country. A bear
was found roaming around their camp
luring the week, and as it   bad  their
The Opposition held its much-talked-
of convention Iu Port Steele last Thursday,   it was n remarkable affair,  atid I brand on It Lbe> look It Iu
was attended by many of Southeast Koo- I
ten     '   ' 	
sideied a retiiatkahle itffair at Ihe time, I *{
il now appears mote in the light of n
farce, Lhe belter element ot its composition having largely withdrawn from the
convention and entirety washed its bauds
of the affair, aud that part of it remaining occupying a jussive attitude toward
Mr. Baillle, the successful candidate.
BRITISH COLUMBIA,
A  UKII.I.IAST SCHBMRR,
Mr. Baillie is nothing if not a brilliant
schemer, but laying schemes and making them all slick was even beyond the
powers of Machlvelli. Mr. Baillie is a
recent acquisition to East Kootenay, and
he must be given credit for possessing
high and commendable aspirations, upheld by au unlimited stock of armor-
plated gall. To he able to defeat the
Hon. Col. Baker in a fair, square light is
au ambition worthy of being fostered by
any man, But Mr. IJ-ii.lie's methods
prove that his motto is "All is fair iu love,
war—or politics.
His first brilliant scheme connected
with his political ambitions was laid aud
consummated to the sorrow uf Mr. Grace,
the pioneer newspaper man of Southeast
Kootenay. Mr. Baillie succeeded iu getting a 30 day's option on the Prospector
lor himself and the linstock faction, aud
control of the paper lu the meantime.
Of course, it was never Intended to take
tip the opli 111, hut it would and did give
the gentleman fiom Kamloops a chance
to commit the paper to his Interests, and
throw down those ol his opponents who
have substantial interests in Lhe country
instead of simply u carpet-bag with
rooms to rent.
NO STRISCifl ON 'j-M.
That much accomplished the next
move was lo gel a scheme through to
commit or bind all attendants upon the
Opposition convention to the nominee,
irrespective of lili-ir choi e. When the
oonvolition anBtmblcd t'-ieje was trouble
in the air, and wben ihe proposition was
sprung there was blood ou lhe moon, in
consequence of which about 60 men from
the Moyie country shook the dust of the
convention bull from their shoes rather
than be branded although trapped in Ihe
corral. Others who icuiaincd say that
if tbeir names are published ns Baillie's
supporters tbey will sue him and the paper for libel.
tiik von;.
When the vote was counted it was
found that Mr. Baillie had 66 to st for
Mr. Ross. Baillie's heetera were very-
noisy and ilotous, and when such respected citizens as Attorney Rossand Dr. Watt
sought lo express themselves they were
not allowed the rights of free speech.
When Or. Watt attempted to address the
convention he was greeted with cat-calls,
cries of " Rats!" aud other affectionate
greetings. Rats or no rats, however,
the Baillie terrier is at the end of its rope.
SICK AND DISUL'STI.D.
The respectable and substantial element of tbe Opposition are sick aud disgusted with the disreputable tactics dis-
played by Mr. Baillie and bis bosom
friends, and since the convention a large
portion of its members have either signified their Intention to vote against bint
or not at all.
Tbe members of the Opposition party
of Southeast Kootenay, who arc members of it from honest principle, mistaken though they may he, are self respecting men who cannot be forced to don a
collar on which is insciihed In letters so
plain that be who runs may lead:
I .
and they are up in anus against the prime
mover und manipulator of ibe lioious
nd scandalous affair at Port Steele last
Thursday known as the opposition convention and disown allegiance to its action.
APTKK Bt. ACTION
»v»"»'***?*»V»v»-*?*>»w»*»,Vv>-p»tl
L. H..Northey, of Rossland, died most
suddenly, a few days aj*o, of heart disease.
The city of Rossland is about to bor-'
row- 435,000 for the purpose of making
city improvements,
.Mr. Morrow, the tonsorlal artist, has
received a new and modern outfit, and
will now shave you in up to-date style.
Ashcroft is reaping the benefit of n
boom. Owing to the prevalence of the
tough element the citizens are asking the
government for an extra constable.
A house in New Westminster occupied
by ao Chinamen, recently collapsed, im-
prlsouiug them for some tine without
auy of them *ecelvlug serious injury.
Constable Stirrett ha-i  been having a
lot of trouble with tramps lately, but
they nre beginning to understand that
they must keep moving,—Golden Kra.
W. Bonus and James Clorey leave on
Friday  next  for the Vukou, says ibe
Oolden l.'a In its last issue, nuking llie
second outfit from the place lor lhat tar-
away land.
A. painter and decorator by the name
of J. Rei ly died in a police cell at Vancouver May J4. At the inquest subsequently held a verdict was returned that
death was due to alcoholic poisoning.
A Slocan City man, who was recently
on a business trip to up-the hike points,
reports lhat garbage and iill kinds of refuse arc being dumped into the lake at a
point about one half mile above Silver-
ton, which is presumably the waste mat
Ier of the town.-—News,"
Vivian & Son?. Swansea. Wales, and
the Elbols metal company of B irryport,
South Wales, have, it is said, **s the result of the success of trials, decided to
come into the British Columbia market
for the purpose of smelling al! kinds of
ores and furnace products
Even Ross1and is suffering from the
war Flour his increased 45 cents on
lhe 50 pound bag, and of course bread
has ilsen In sympathy. Meat is scar e
in the city markets, and whatlitile t>nre
is is dearer, Potatoes are on the ri-c.
and until the new crop is well advanced
prices will continue to enhanc.
Tbe Oppositionists at Trail tri-d to
hold a meeting last Saturday evening.
A large crowd turned out, but the feeling was so pro-government that the leaders in the movement were torced to adjourn tbe meeting In order to prevent its
being turned into a government demonstration. Resolutions condemning the
Opposition would have p»«sed with a
whoop had adjournment not been taken.
—Kootenaian.
It is aald that the Canadian Pacifi?
Railway company intends to send sparry
of surveyors to ascertain if a feasible
route for the Crow's Nest Pass line can
be fuiind through the district contiguous
to Y.nir. The recent showings of min-
enl riches in tint section *eem to have
induced tbe Canadian Pacific railway to
make an effort to get a share of the carrying trade, in spite of Mr. Shaugbnes*
ay's denial of such an Intention in bis
recent letter to the president of the Rossland  board of trade —Rossland Times.
Three men, named McGregor, I-'itz and
Knorr. who were on their way from Revelstoke to the Pence river via llie Ilig
Bend route, says the Rossland Times,
were crossing the mouth of Came** creek
when the Peterborough canoe unset iu a
rillle and emptied her load in the stream.
Knorr was sitting aslrlde the s'eru of
the canoe, which was being towed by the
larger boat, ond   went   into  lhe water
with tbe load, He was caught}** the current, and before liis partners muld render him anv assistance be was swept out
into the Columbia and soon lost to view.
A gang of in-Mi have been at work
blasting obstructions out of Kaslo river
for ihe purpose of preparlnn for n big
Mr. Baillle will pick his tut key and hie ! log drive lOQtl to come down! hat Stream.
himself to—who knows where?    Surely i I, p. Hauiin, of Kaslo, put n gang of t"
not to the legislative halls of British Co-1 men nl work |n8, weelt lwo ra)]M     {h
itmbln, for the peopled Southeast Koo-    ■   , „„ „ ,■„ .,„ „„..    ,   ,,.,  '
tenay have loo lilgl! a regard for tbeir in-1  "vt n'!T1n M* '°K contract. 2 ■"-' «n.
te.ests and that ol their country, tract will require about a million fret,
 ' and is b»r the Canadian Pacific rallwav,
MINiNC1   J.-.OTE3. I which company will use the timbers for
.  1 bridge work.   The |og*i will he hauled to
,.....,. .   the river with teams, floated down to the
I-red Ila-ji'ii s doing assessment work .-1..    ...., 1   ,.„ •,., 1 ■ .       .
. 1 ■ . i bike,  made up into booms an I   towed
over in the St. Mary district. j flromt'd (0 the Kootenav lake saw-mill in
C.   C.  Clover, one of the  prospective   the bav.    Tbe   undert-iking   is   looked
bonanza kings of Palmer mountain was   "Don witb much interest, as it is the first
town Friday,   lie will have reports to time 011 record that an Attempt has been
ike later on i 1,"u-e t0 mflke a log drive on the Kaslo
■   -     As tbe stream has  risen a foot or
And Reaob Cru brook With tho
Appeurut.co of tho Firet
Looniotive-
P A. Peterson, chief Bngipeerof the
Canadian Pacific Railroad, was in towu
a short titueyesterday, Mr. PeteriOn Informed Tin: Hrr AM) reporter that, bar-
ii.;g uuforseen conditions that might appear to dtl iv, the railroad would certainly reach hereby August.
Mr. Peterson also informed the reporter that as one of the very first things
ueeded here would be a turntable, one
which would te used for the round-house
has beeu made iu sections an 1 loaded
on cars which will reach here with tbe
fust rails.
Mr. Peterson was accompanied by Mr.
Kuowltou, M.J. Honey's assistant.
Warduer International; it U evident
that the work on ibe comtuuetion east of
Warduer te King pushed at this lime
with .dl possible baste and energy.
Forces are being increased white the
work iv iu the least 1 ackward, and wlicu
one contract is finished the whole force
isdoubh I up 1:1 si uu- other. Reports
from those who have visited that part of
tbe work during the past week, all go to
show that nothing 1* being left undone
to prepare the roadbed fur the steel at
the earliest date, it is the wish of the
managers of construction to reach tbe
Kootenay ■■.-.. with Ihe steel next
month, but ol course contingencies mny
>nis, that nill defeat ihe plan, such as
heavy ralna aad disastrous waktiOuts,
landslides, and other accidents of like
nature. No expense or energy will be
■pared, however, \o push forward tbe
eous'rncUou <-f the road so as to complete it a* fai .1.- K> 1 tenaj lake by October 1,
Mr. beeson. of McGilvary & Leeson,
who have llie contract for the bridges
along the Hi e. wu in Wardner last week
arranging for tbe work to commence ou
tbebi \eat tbat point. Mr. McGilvary
will joon arrive in Wardner, and upon
Il s ai r val a number of contracts will be
Ul forgetting out timbers.
Prank Rankin of Wardner received a
C. P. R. telegram last week ever the C.
P. R. li-^e. along the Crow's Nest road.
Il was tent as far as the end of tbe line
.1 d then brought oa -. ; ant _\er.
. P. G. Nash has disposed of his interests in the logging contract to his part-
nets, the McUcugall brother!*, and has
started ;or th; Yukon country.
The lack of material has stopped work
on rtringiag -he C. P. R. wire to Ward-
iifT, but it will be resumed a-jair iu a few
Tbe C. P. R. has several hundred tons
cf hay coming from the south by tbe
boats.
The grade is completed through the
town of Wardner.
Tin; Hkk.w.i) has received some very
handsome specime s of ore from the Imperial, owned by Heury Melder andoth-
rs, near Palmer Bar.
Harry Melton, front the Copper Belle,
river.
more in   two days and is still getting
higher, it will probably be successful.
Under date of May 29 it is staled that
Cold Commissioner O C.Dennis of Nelson has sent word that the investigation
yalO.1   ...
11 and in hcli. ved to he a contlntin* 1
tion of the St. Uugeiie ledge, while the j
\r:..a..   i.,.j   r,..ii...a- .... ■*,,, i..i._ .....1 I
ias iu town yesterday morning, looking ' of Provincial   Constable   Forresle
or  experienced  miners.   The Itelie is  quested by a laree number of tbe rill-
showing great ore, nml steadily improv-  zens of Kuskanook, will lake place there
lug. Immediately.   Many prominent citizens
Judge Frazer, owner < I the Prozer have subscribed lo n fund for pushing
group, four mile? south of here, was in ' tb" case, which will be in charge of C.
town .Saturday. The judge says ilevel- W. McAnti, IJ. C. of Knslo, Il js hoped
optuent work 01 these promising prop- thnt the cases of R. M. Mlsbet and Wai-
' ' ter Raynor, arrested for aliened drunk-
cnnci-8 bv Forrester while hfmsell jutox*
I, will be heard fust.   It was their
11011 01 uie ai, r,ii;iiii*-- ieu-.-i*, wutie llie I
1/ike View  lies fui tin. r up lite lake and j
i runs prim Ipnllv in gold bearing quartz.
! Mr. itooge will make a personal inspection of the diPerent claims next week |
and report to Ilia company, when, iu nil j
probability work will be commenced on *
thet':. I
promising prop*
rttes will soon commence.
Mr. Wallace, who Is doing p'accr work
In the vicinity of Nigger Creek, with
short sluices, says they—himself and one
other—took mu *.( iuonc-lialf day, equal
to *.( per day jcr man; they accomplished this under adverse conditions for
working,
A   B   Fenwi M'-c / l*vt a-eMu'*
Cracbxcka V/aehoe.
The following notices front lwo differ-
ent pipers shows bow remarkably "unan-
itnotu" 15 tut; opinion of ibj country
against Chinainti.:
^ "The first Chinaman has appeared ie
Craui.iook, says ihe HJJRAM) of that
city, and will aa, doubtless, ae the fore-
runoerofi anyof bis itind. Wluleouly
one is to deal wiih. tbe citizens of that
lown bad better pitch him out neck and
er-.p. Once let John get a foothold and
itiscfiTwith lhe town. The less towns
with Chinamen in :he better for ;he province.— Silverlonian.
"Tliefirst Chinaman has appealed in
Crar.bro-.k, says the IfBttAI.0 of that
city, and -.w'l act, doubtless, as ihe forerunner for many of hiskimi. While only
one is to deal with, the «* il:x>r,s of lhat
town had iK-tter pitch him out neck and
crop. Or.ee let John get a foothold and
it ii off with Ibe towu, The less towns
wiib Chinamen in the belter for the province."-- Xe'son Economist.
A B'jomjransr.
The Victor; 1 Times ll the only journal
wh eh tuts ever had the temerity to openly ilur^c- the Turmr Government with
fraud, hut after an investigation. Insisted upon by the Premier, In which the
business    if d*s - f lhe Crown   I.nnls De-
part ment were brought Into closest scru-
liny, and fuund without th.- first shadow
of Irregularity, the Times 11 niches hack
iulo its 10, uer like a 'whipped cur," unable to produ <- a lithe 0/ evidence iu
ju» 1G ui m of 11-, cowardly charge.
There are ot'i-r*.—Wc-tmiusler Sun.
To J-t-uceud Muekluo.ih.
Hon. C. Cameron, member ofparlla*
ment f-.r W*at Huron, bu restored bis
seat In tie bouse of commons and haa
been appointed lieutenant go\eruor of
Northwest Territory.
From the beginning t ■ thec:ose of tile
session the Opposition utterly filled to
disclose any policy or give lhe slightest
indication at any time that they pos-
>,esfd Hifiicient ability to pro-erly ad*
mini.-ter the affairs of the Pioviuct*.
Such an absolute, total, pitiful failuie,
utterly devoid of a single r« deeming
feature, h-'is never been recorded in the
history of ihe Province Their course
ha-, b en on-: tbu reflected credit on Uie
tioveruuicnt at >'il fines, an.l left the
O; p s;tiun lhe o! j'-c..s of either-coin or
d • -1 u Tn n-\i lhe ebctois to accept
such a record us ;i guarantee of ability ii
to 1 much.   The p uple will have none
of  it.
uncalled for imd brutally executed im-nr-'
reratiou that brought to a head lhe lon« '
standing dissatlifiction with Forrester's
overbearing nnd arbltary methods.   Mr. i
Dennis is noted fm bin lairuc-s anil just- j
ness, and it is believed that Kusbonook
will •,"mi be rid of a mosl o'juciIo ablo
1 '[.>■,.:
Whether you wii
.Mines I ought an
fitted fornon rei
imd and reporte
the O'.l-i.ti hank
Denver or 1*11,1,1
; prospector* 0UU
; prospects exam*
Kef-r to any of
icJteraof Omaha, THE CRANBROOK HERALD,
UBtUliD    PUtaUBHtNO    CO   .   Premwi "•
TBRM8   OF   BUDSCRIPTION.
um* Year   W
su  Months  Ll
Artvertlslns rates furnished on application.
Thp Bohemian diet also deems to be
pretty bot stuff.
Those buck of the present rise In
wheat Buy Its further a cereal story in
that It's goiug to be continued.
Iu that Kentucky entertainment with
cards where eight people were killed
somebody surely played the douce.
"What shall we do to keep Impurities out of our milk?" asks the Dallas
News. Keep Impurities oul of the city
water.
"Cremate your Knglisli grammar,'1
advises the New York Suu. The average writer, however, Is content morel*,
to murder It.
The man who has enough money
about bis clothes to buy a proper Klondike outtlt cat! easily buy a farm uud
have a sure thing.
Kuglnnd has 117 war vessels In course
of construction. This means if sho isn't
going to be the greatest power on earth
she means to be so ou water.
London may have a monopoly of the
perfumed butter business; whnt this
country really needs In thnt Hue Is nn
agreeable odor for tbe decadent egg.
The latest Instance of dispensing
with tbe "middleman'1 is supplied by
tbe scientist who proposes to make
bntter direct from the plants nud vegetables which cows ent.
The Philadelphia Inquirer says "Tjtiel-
ter matches were tlrst made seventy
years ago," but there must be soma
mistake about thut. Lucifer made matrimonial mutches long before (hut.
A special dlspaU-li from New Haven
says thut a young millionaire of thnt
pb.ee who hns been smoking n hundred
cigarettes a dny has decided lo go to
au insane asylum. Well, he bus taken
the right route.
The new counterfeit $100 bill is n
quarter of uu hu-b shorter than the gen
ulne. To test this li Is only necessary
to borrow one of the counterfeits and
then borrow one of the genuine und
compare thom.
Speaking of Mrs, Ayer. whom no
European prince was able to capture
matrimonially, an American correspondent remarks thnt princes In Paris nre
almost ns common ns colonels lu Kentucky. And he might have added thnt
their titles a iv not half us honorable
"A Maryland widow set a benr*trap
In front of ber smokehouse floor," says
a current news Item, "and married tho
man she caught lu It." It must have
been a desperate case; the average widow never uses any other snare thuu
"the magical trap of an auburn curl."
Prof. Oriimpton, of Columbia University, has discovered thnt It is possible to Ingraft part of one Insect's body
Upon part of another Insect. This is u
great scheme. Why not combine Insects so aa to eliminate the south em)
of wasps and the north end of mosquitoes?
New York's latest outbreak of itslniu-
lty takes the form of a new "Order of
the Crown," whose qualifications for
membership are that "all applicants
must in- lineal descendants from royalty." There probably will be very few
marriage certificates among the arch-
lyes of tbnt society,
The 12-year-old King of Spain Is
about to lie betrothed to the ArchdUCh-
vnn Elisabeth of Austria on the verge of
tbe divorce noon to be announced of t he
Pearl of the Antilles from the crown of
Castile nud Arrngon. The A list rln u
dynasty has been unlucky heretofore
In America, ns the memory of Maximilian bears witness, and the Monroe doc*
trine bus had much to do with this.
There Im something almost sublime
In the fuel that n great mathematician
wrote "Alice In Wonderland." li I.s it
fact that preaches a mighty sermon,
lt says that a fairy title to be grout
must be true. Mr. Hodgson, tho great
mathematician of Oxford, won success
as a fairytale teller because be wns
able to bring logic eveu Into a drenin-
story.
It la announced thnt the Italian Gov*
eminent ns n revenue measure Intondfl
to sell the title of prince for $8,000,
marquis for $5,000, count for $4,000,
and baron for $1,000. The story undoubtedly is a canard; but if it were
true It would be a great advantage to
the heiresses uf this country, who
eould then buy ti title without being
compelled to accept the baggage which
now goes with It.
The imest fad in London is perfumed
butter. You cuu get most uny odor you
want by calling for It, nnd if they don't
huve It lu stock they will send out for
the extract thut will give It. There Is
butter here In America thnt would bo
Improved, perhaps, by a little outside
scenting, but most of il Is too strong
to be trifled with. On the other bund,
there are eggs—well, there nre eggs lu
taming which tbe Inventor of the per*
fame fad could win eternal fame.
Gold-laden miners from tbe Klondike
continue to arrive over those terrible
passes about which we huve heard so
much, aud one party of them follows
another witb n regularity that hints nt
something much like a conspiracy on
the part of the first prospectors to exaggerate the dangers of the journey
and so prevent too minute a division of
the now-found treasure. If the miners
could make their wny from Dawson
Olty to Rkagimy In the middle of December, the journey Is not Impossible
at any time.
It Is not long since .Tides Verne Ilrst
entertained lhe world With bis marvelous submarine bout, yet his conception
became reality in less than a generation, Hence It will not do hastily to
rMlcule tho scheme of n young Balll-
iiiorenu named Alfred ftleihd to reach
the north polo under the tee. True,
there BOOUIS nothing lu his plan, so fur
w the newspaper accounts go, mucn
better If as good as thut of Frank '
Stockton, recently elaborated in one of'
the popular magazines, aud certainly
Stockton's story was more Interesting
even though lacking n few elements of j
fuel, ltut history way repeal Itself In |
making Stockton the Jules Verne of '
tho north pole.   Who can deny the pos* '
slblllty?
Wars and rumors of wars. In which
the t'nlteil States might be concerned,
either ns principal or ally, have drawn !
ihe attention or the public to the
strength or weakness of our nrmy and
navy. Win. K. Curtis, the well-known ,
correspondent, throws light upon the
latter when he snys: "The strength of
a navy Is measured by arbitrary rules,
and not by the courage, experience nnd
skill of the officers and crews of the
ships, lt is possible thnt tbe peoplo of
the United States nro able to wallop the
British without the slightest difficulty,
nud that we ate equal to the Germans
uml French combined.   That is a mat*
ter of Opinion, and perhaps several people who have written to criticise my
statement that the I'nlted Stales Is
fifth lu the IM of nations may he entirely right, but practical experts do
not look nt things lhat way. Tbey
measure a navy hy the armor, tho tonnage, lhe horsepower nnd the speed of
ih<> ships, and the number, the caliber
nud tho effective range of thoir guns,
together with the numerical strength of
their crews,    For example, a ship of
5,000 tons protected hy armor is considered ut least ."ill per i-eiit. more powerful
than n ship of the same tonnage without armor. A ship of 7,000 tons with
live riipld-tire six-Inch guns is considered moro powerful than a ship uf lu,-
out) tons wlih ten old*fashioned, slow-
thing gnus of twelve-Inch caliber.
These measurements ure mado hy rules
thut ore ns unintelligible to laymen as
the computations of astronomers concerning tho heavenly bodies or those of
ongnleors in calculating the strength of
a bridge. While lhe public in Ind may
exaggerate Iho strength of the United
Slates navy, it enn be estimated with
the greatest accuracy from a military
standpoint, which measures tho courage, skill uud experlem-e of combatants the same In all nations."
After Ihlrty-slx years of faithful service William >l. Qulnlnu dr., cashier uud
director of the Chemical National Bank
of New York, made a mistake. The
president of the bunk and his fellow*
directors, on whom much of the burden
of his act must full, call it by no harsh*
ei name, und the world has not the
fight to do so. Quinism lent the bank's
money on securities which now appear
to he worthless. Ho seems tu have beeu
the victim of some of those most dangerous of lunatics, tho ovorsangulue
promoters of Iho Col. Sellers type. Ho
had a legal, though not n month right
to make tlie loans. He did not profit a
dollar by them. When he discovered
that he hud made a mistake anil thut
his bank would probably he a loser to
the amount of nearly $803,000, he made ;
it simple, direct ami frank confession
of the fault, ami resigned. The bunk
can stand the loss.  The heaviest blow
fulls upon the devoted gray head of Its
faithful servant. For he was faithful,
For thirty-six years he bad worked for
the bank, lie bad occupied a position
of the groatCSt trust. He had held the
institution in almost equal nlTei-lion
with his family. Me hud given lo Its
growth and development his mosl ;
watchful care and the acutesl powers
of his mind. He had passed upon bun
d rei Is of dollars worth of securities for
It, placed millions of dollars of lis money, always with Iho feeling that whnt
he did would be of benefit to tho Institution he served, and taking deep satis-
faction iu It. How, then, did he do the
bank this Injury? That Is the quos- ,
tion. The directors say ii was tempo-
rnry aberration. They say he lent thou,
sands to a man to whom no sane cashier would have lent a silver quarter,
This Is charitable and possibly Incorrect. It may be that long success deceives, nnd thnt as age advances men
must watch thomsolves more and more
closely, lest they blunder. At best it Is
a mystery.
A GOOD  SAMARITAN.
Lay him away.
It matters not whore;
Hl-a- a Imle in thfl ground
And deposit him then-;
Twill tie useless Hi raise
A shaft O'er his heud,
Fur heaven's nwn.ro
Of the fact that he's dead!
Lowly liis lot,
And bumble his sphere,
The world—the hit,', busy world know not
Tlmt he ovor was sent to minister here;
Ho gathered no millions, he built up uo
trusts—
Cornered no markets, robbed no one of
bread;
His raiment wns ragged, ho lived upon
crusts—
But   liraven's  aware of the fuet  llial
lie's deadl
Ilid he worship in church
In tho orthodox wayV
Dld the rafters ring whon
It wus his turn to praj V
Alas, 1 know not—
Hut lei 11  ho said
That heaven's aware
(>r the fact thut he's dead!
The orphan he fanned
Through feverish days
.May five or may UOt
To cherish his priilse;
The sick lhat lie tniurislied when strloknu
himself,
The starving that, when he was hungry,
lie fed,
May pray fm* him now, »r may not, as
ihey list-
But lionven'B aware of the fuet thai
lie's dead!
Lay liim away,
It matters uot where]
Uii' n liule iu tlio earth
And (tuposll him there;
When ihe lust trumpet sounds
Ho will hour, he will hear
As well us the miln
O'er whose heart people roar
The highest of columns—
Ayr. mn him to bed!
If there Ih n iiml Uo will tint forget
That litis lowly tnun lived- and is dead!
-Cleveland Leader.
ON THE CARDS.
A x you tell fortunes**" she asked,
leaning her elbows
nu the table and
shuffling the cards.
"S o in o people's.
Shall I try your
mother's?" II e r
Mother was dozing
in the armchair hy
the Ure.
" 0 h . don't be
Is told."
REV. S.  R. LYONS.
Recently I-'Icctcri to the Presidency nt
"iliiiiini.niii, 111,, College,
ltev. s. it. Lyons, who has recently
been elected to tho presidency of Monmouth llll.) College, has been a minister
In the service of the I'nlted Presbyterian Church for the past eighteen
years, thirteen of which have been
"pent us the pastor of one of the leading churches of Btoomlugton, Ind, He
has no little familiarity with Institutions of education, During the past live
years lie hns been a member of the
Board of Trustees of tho University of
Indiana, and much Of that time be has
served as secretary of tho faculty, ibis an eloqtiont orator, a vigorous writer
and a man of wide culture aud modern
len ml tig,
Dr. Lyons Is n native of Winiisboro,
S. ('.; and is -IN years old, When lie was
a imi of ti ids parents, owing to their
dislike of slavery,  removed  from  the
ntsv
LYONS
South nnd settled at Mnrlssn, III. There
Dr. Lyons worked on a farm and nt*
tended ttho district schools between
times, When be reached his majority
he determined to engage himself In the
ministry, und nfter his graduation from
Monmouth he entered the Xenla (Ohio)
Seminary. His tlrst chargo woh at his
old home, where he remained until
1885, when he went lo Bloomlngton.
Monmouth's new president Is a genial,
charming man, n capital story-teller, a
warm friend aud the head of an linter*
esllug family. 	
A fai man doesn't care to he told
thai he Is smart, or good-looking; he
wants to be told that he Is growing
tliliiuer. .    .   .- -    , •— -
silly! Mum's fortui
"Poor mamma!"
"Well, you know what I   mean—all
: that's worth telling.   She refused the
> fair man and married tlie dark  one;
wasn't very rich and wasn't very poor
—quite poor enough!"    Site shrugged
. her shoulders and made fi dainty grimace— alasl uunamable. "Had two lire*
some boys and one very nice girl—volla
inol."
"Who was an Incorrigible little flirt
nud lease," I suggested bitterly.
"Fortunes dou't go Iuto such details
about secondary persons, even If they
happened   to   lie   true,   which   tbey
, aren't."
"Oh, yes. they do."
"Since you know so much about It.
you can toll mine."   She scattered the
i cards toward me with a crash.   "It's
: nil right, mum; I'm only throwing the
'' cards at Cousin Hurry."   Her mother
gave a sleepy smile, and returned to
her slumbers.
■■yon mustn't blame me if the cards
ure unfavorable."
j    "I shall know you've made It up If
they nre."
"I   wouldn't dream of Jesting up.u
such n subject." I assured her.   "Fortune-telling   follows   certain  essential
principles,     which    are     Immutable
[ and—"
I    "Should be practiced, not preached.
' Oo ou."
"To start with, theu, you   are   the
Queen of Hearts."
"Why?"
"Because the Queen of Hearts represents feminine beauty nnd charm."
"Oh!" she leaned back and laughed.
"If you are ouly going to Butter me I
wou't listen."
"I merely state a fact,   You are the
; Queen of Hearts."
"Xo, I'm uot. I'm spades or clubs, be*
eniinc I'm dark."
"Excuse me. It Is not n matter merely
of complexion, but of general appear-
; ance. Spades represent plain people,
l diamond*, passable people, and hearts
| very nice-looking people. Therefore
; you are tlie Queen of Hearts."
, "Lots of people wouldn't consider me
good-looking nt all." Her lone Invited
1 contradiction.
|    "Very likely nol." She Unshed an In
dlgnnii't glance at me. "Hut the fortune*
. teller Is the sole Judge on these occii-
I ilons,"
"I'm glad the fortune-teller Is so appreciative. Of course, 1 know you're
only pretend I tig," she looked nt me for
denial, but l bit sl oil myself with the
1 cards, "(lo on!" she cried.
"First, 1 shuffle the cards -so. Then I
cut ihem—so, Xow l place my hand on
1 them* so. Vnu place your liniid on lop
of mine." She did. "Xow I place my
other bund on top of yours-so-nnd
you put your other hand on top of
mine,"
"I never heard of this before," wild
she, doubtfully.   Neither did I, but It
bad occurred to me ns un Improvement.
"Xow you must sit quite mill and sl*
I lent for a full minute."
1    "I know I shall laugh."
"Then the fortune will he spoiled."
"I don't believe It's necessary."
,    "Yes, It is—to place the teller und the
; lellee en rapport."
j    "But we aren't, you know.   We nl-
! ways quarrel—,*.! least, you do."
"Couldn't we be, Just for a minute,
MlllyV" 1 didn't menu to speuk serious-
1 ly. but I did.
i She nodded gravely, nud I sat looking
! at and watching the pink color steal
! over her pretty fuce. I think It must
; have boeii two minutes that we sat like
| that, during which 1 forgave her nil her
Utile wickedness.
"There!" Fold I, reluctantly, "Xow
for the fortune. Cut the cards, Mllly.
The fortune tnii«*t be your own making."
"You have made me feel quite serious," said site with a nervous little
laugh.
"It is going to be n serious fortune."
I meant ft to be.
"Then—then won't you cut, too, Har
ry? To repre-sent other people? I don't
like all the responsibility. Plc-ase!" Su
1 cut, too. It didn't matter, you see,
because 1 looked at the cards before I
put Ihem down lu the shape of nn
opened fan round the Queen of Hearts,
(if course, I don't know my thing about
fortune-telling, really.
"The disposition of iho cards," I said
gravely, "Indicates many possibilities
of happiness and good fortune, If you
lake your opportunities; but much Is
left to your own decision."
"What n nuisance! Don't they say
how I shall decide?" I shook my head.
"The hearts near the queen show that
yon are nnd will be much liked and admired."
"I believe you're making It up."
"The three kings next to her Indicate
three admirers—perhaps lovers."
"Whoever cun they be?"
"The King of Clubs, with the other
clubs close by, I take to be a soldier—
good-looking, dashing, and, from the
diamonds In the same Hue, not badly
off. The hearts ut lhe end of the line
denote that you hnvo given him some
encourugement."
"I'm sure I haven't," said she, with
some warmth. Of course, she knew I
meant Oapt, Richards. "The cards are
wrong."
"Perhaps they mean thai you will do
so," 1 suggested, Inquiringly; but she
twisted up her handkerchief and made
no answer.
"The King of Diamonds, with spades
following, means an elderly suitor who
litis prospered In trade. He Is shown
by tbe diamonds, ending with the
knave, to have made a fortune nnd retired, handing over the busiuess to his
son." 1 meant old Parsley,
"I cull it very unkind of you. Hurry."
Her lip dropped a little, and I hastened
to apologize.
"ll Isn't my doing.   It's the cards."    j
"Well, you know It isn't true. It's !
only"—she looked over her shoulder to
see that her mother was still asleep—
"mamma's silliness. Why, he's as ohl
its dad; and I wouldn't. You know I
wouldn't."
"The cards leave It to you, Mllly."
"Don't you believe me?" She looked
quite hurt.
"Ot course—If you sny so." I patted
her hand, which was lying on the table, but she drew ll sharply away and
rubbed the touch off with her handker-
chlef.
"Well? The King of Hearts? What
does that mean?"
I considered n moment. "The King of
Hearts," I pronounced slowly, "means
a hand-some young fellow who paid
yon a great deal of attention when you
were staying with the Queen of Clubs,
a dark relative—-probably your aunt."
"1 won't listen to another word!" she
cried. Indignantly. "It's a misty, horrid
fortune, and quite untrue.   There!"
"Very well," I made as If 1 would
sweep the curds together.
"Don't be disagreeable." She looked
nt me reproachfully, with one of her
kaleidoscopic changes. "I want to
hear It—my proper fortune-not nonsense."
"Well, Isn't this true?"
"Xo, It Isn't."
"Didn't he pay you a lot of attention?"
"Young Jeph son?"
"l'es." lie was tlie rival I realty
feared."
"Xothlng special."
"J-o many pay you attention that you
think nothing of It."
"You silly fellow!" suld alio, scornfully. "Why, he's almost engaged to
cousin Annie." 1 felt as though a
weight was taken off me,
"Why," I said, "how stupid of me!
She must bo tbe dark lady, I suppose.
1 ought to have connected him with
her instead of with yon."
"I don't believe you understand tbe
fortune business a bit."
"It's very difficult," I apologized.
"But.you see the cards are all right.
when you read them properly."
"What else do they suy?"
"The next point is money. The seven
of diamonds, next to the knave of
clubs—probably your uncle—indicates
a legacy: and—"
"Xo, no!" she Interrupted. "I don'l
want lo know about money."
"Well, the duration of life Is shown
by—"
"That doesn't nintter," sold she
quickly, shrugging her shoulders.
"Then I hardly know what else
there is to tell." I looked at her doubtfully. There was one thing only that I
wanted to tell her. "What do you want
lo know, MlllyV"
She put her elbow on the table nud
rested her head on her hand. Then she
laughed uneasily, and I held my breath
for n moment.
"Isn't there—I mean did you finish
with—the—Uie— admirers, as you call
them?"
"There Is another," 1 told hor, "but
he Is hardly worlh mentioning."
"Why not? Because he doesn't cure
for—dosen't admire, or whatever you
call It—muchV"
"Oh, no! But he's poor, you see. Being only the King of Spades, he has to
work for n living, so he admires at a
distance, There are two cards between
him and her, you see."
"But," said she very gently, "they
nre hearts."
"Yes," said I, "they are hearts; being
two, they show that he Is distantly related." We nre second cousins really.
"They Indicate that he Is very fond of
her, but leave It doubtful If she Is more
thnu slightly attracted to him." I looked appealing])' lo her, hut her eyes
were oust down.
"How do you mnke that out?" she
asked ul length.
"The card next to her Is tlie two; biu
that by bim Is lhe ten, which means
great affection."
"What does the rest of the line
mean?"
"The nine of spades, on the other
bund of llie king, shows that he has a
great deal more work lo do before be
cun be In a position io ask the knave
of hearts—hor father—for her hand.
Meanwhile the eight of spades nnd the
neo of clubs show that he must toll nl
some risk In a bind across the sea."
She clasped her hands suddenly nnd
looked up.
"Oh, no, no!" she cried,
"Yes," 1 snid quietly and sadly.
"Where?"    Her dainty mouth was
quivering.
"The curds do not say. But It Ib the
Cape, 1 believe, where a relative has
offered him a good berth,"
We looked at the cards In dismal silence for a while. Then she suii.ed ut
ino ever so brightly,
"There Is the nee of hearts at the end
of tbe line, Henry," she whispered
"What does that mean?"
I look the hand near me gently In
mine. "1 think, Mllly," I said earnestly, "It must be my heart because it Is
over by you.   Will yon have it. dear?"
She looked down for n moment, then
pushed It gently toward me. "I ihlnk."
i-.ie said, "tt must be my heart—which
is going over the sea with you."—Black
and While.
PUZZLED  THE   SAVANTS.
Wine Men nf WimhluKlon Were Filled
with Aliir.n,
Iii one of the many glass cases In the
Smithsonian Institution at Washington
is a stuffed owl. This particular owl is
the oue, lu the words of the Into President Hayes, "thut jarred lhe Washing*
tou monument," and therein lies the
story.
During centennial year Congress resolved to provide the necessary funds
for the completion of the monument,
which ii]) to thut lime hud been worked al only while the several smaller appropriations tasted, it was disco voted,
however, thai the original foundation
wns likely to be Incapable of sustaining
th* enormous weight of marblo necessary for currying the shaft 550 feot
above terra ttrniH. A new foundation
was therefore needed, and architects
thought a solid concrete bed liKt feet
square nud nearly 14 feet in thickness
would accomplish tho strengthening
desired.
During the operatlou of replacing the
old foundation It was considered expedient to provide means for noting carefully the slightest vibration of the
walls lost the monument might be lu
danger of collapsing. Accordingly a
heavy weight was suspended by a stout
thread from lhe apex to a pan of thick
syrup located on the base, so that no
chance draught of air wonld be likely
lo sway the weight. An ingenious contrivance was so attached lo tlie weight
thnt the slightest vibration of the shaft
would he faithfully recorded, nnd Its
Insecurity would at once be nn established fact.
One morning a few montlis after
these careful precautions hnd been
taken there was a great commotion
among the workmen. A complete record of numerous perturbations and
tremblings hnd ben written on the Index, showing conclusively that the
mninmolh obelisk had Jarred, swayed
and settled during the night. Scientific
heads were dubiously shaken.
Afler much persuasion one of the
men finally consented lo go lo the top
and examine Into tho cause. 'Hie astonishing report Into the midst of the
anxious throng below thnt an owl In
seeking shelter In tlie lofty lower had
somewhat managed lo catch Its wings
In the thread and was still hanging
there, suspended to the Interior of the
monument, and innumerable flappings
and struggles of IiIh owlshlp hail ull
been "ceoi-ded by the Index ns testimony against the stability of plumb-
In Id marble blocks and solid concrete.
KINDLY JUDGE ANOTHER.
Ah! pause and think, liefer* you seek
To harshly judge number.
Yon oaiiiioi probe the inner life.
Vou cannot note iho •mill's .inri. strife,
Temptations, nop iin dangers rife,
Then ilo imi judge another,
Ah! mo, timl wlin should seek to he
Tlie uno to judge another';
Perchance a winuaii's fairest fame,
Mn.v he her pure, unsullied iiumo.
Yet slHiider drapes her oft in shame, j.
Thus cruelly we judge her.
It costs sii little, e'er lo speak
la kindness of another,
Uml von tlio same temptation seen.
Hud life withheld its golden sheen.
Perhaps lens stainless .vnu had beeu.
Sn do not judge another.
Ahl lifo is snd enough, 'twould seem,
So kindly judge auotber,
iiml help u* when His race we'll see,
And Death reveals iis mystery,
If Ho shall judge nn cruelly
As lift we judge another.
An Interesting   Venture.
The new daily Purls newspaper, Lo
Fronde, Is to he conducted wholly by
women. The office "boys" and "printer's devils" are active young maidens,
miuirtly  ntth'Ml iu  simple droseies and
coquettish aprons. The "press men."
machinists, compositors, telegraphers,
photographers, lithographers, proof
readers, clerks, advertising agents, delivery nnd circulation agents, the "foreman" of the press room, the "foreman"
of the composing room, reporters, artists, foreign correspondents, dramatic,
musical and literary critics, writers
and editors, are women, one and all of
them, and, as tn Paris all the newspaper stands are kept by women, it may
fairly be snid that I.a Fronde Is even
sold by women. It hns n handsome
building of Its own nt 14 rue St.
George, where Its staff Is luxuriously
quartered. Madame Marguerite Dura nd
de Valfere Is the editor-in-chief and
malinger. She is one of the most
charming and intellectual women in
Purls. There Is nothing about her suggestive of the "blue stocking" or of the
popular conception of the "new woman." She Is essentially feminine In nil
her Ideas and tasles. bn I'ronde will
devote Itself to the theaters, music,
pretty dresses snd dainty huts, to tennis, golf, cycling, motor carriages, and
will also he mindful of tbe pleasures
of the table and good cooking. Among
Its contributors will be some of lhe
best known women In France, Including Sarah Bernhardt and Calve.
Peculiar Custom In Norway.
Some friends who have Just returned
from n tour In out-of-the-way parts of
Norway tell uie of a capital hotel system In vogue there which might he
adopted with advantage In some parts
of Scotland nnd Ireland. In every village where no hotel exists some one of
the more prominent Inhabitants Is subsidized by lhe Norwegian Government,
nnd in return Is bound to provide accommodation for not less than four
travelers; lie may take lu more If be
chooses, but four Is the minimum. My
friends made frequent use of these subsidized hostelrles ami are enthuslnstle
concerning the excellence of tho accommodation and food supplied. I did not
gather whether lhe tariff was regulated
by Government, bm I presume it is;
anyway, the charges nre absurdly moderate. Norway owes much of her prosperity lo tourists, nnd she certainly
treats them well.—London Sketch.
Itltml Olrl Garrianer.
A blind girl owning n few ncres of
land lu Oak Hill, Texas, Is snid to he
making n living by the sale of vegetables. She 1ms cleared about $200 each
season lu this wny, besides Improving
her land. She does most nil of her
own work, and her highly developed
senses of bearing nnd of touch seem to
make up for her want of sight.
An Old   M  n's Work.
George Du Mnurler was nearly 00
when be wrote "Peter Ibbetson;" be
wns quite 00 when be wrote "Trilby;"
nnd All when he wrote "The Martian."
It Is always snfe to distrust the man
who goes Into a business enterprise
"more to please hla wife than for anything else."
A man Isn't a thorough going busiuess man unless he can lake a train
without tlrst kissing alt his women
folks good-by.
If you cau avoid being silly, you'd
better do It: sharp critics are listening and watching.
BOiNNIE BESSIE.
ONNIK BKSSIK sv
ery one called her,
aud    rightly enough,
for or uii the Highland lassies w h o
gathered at the little
kirk Sabbath morn*
lugs nol one was half
so pretty and whining
um Bessie.
Squire Renfrew of the bed Puss whs
desperatoly in love witb Bessie, and
soughi to make her his wife In spite
of difference In rank. The herd* hi the
Red   Pass were the tinest  and largest
in the neighborhood; the bam and
storehouses were always well rilled. Ile
was a bachelor, something over lwo
score years old. And he wanted "Bonnie Bessie" for his wife.
"If the lassie thinks she cau fancy
me," be said, addressing Bessie's grand
mother, ns be stood under the low,
browu rafters of the little Black l.ynn
cottage, a bot Hush mounting to lhe
shining crown of his bold bead, "if
the lassie thinks she cuu fancy me,
the bargain's made. I'm ready and
willing to lead her to the kirk to-morrow; and if a good, true husband and
some gold uud silver will make her
happy, she'll be ns happy ns a queeu
ai the Ited Pass."
Bessie listened, with wide, startled
eyes, burning cheeks, nud quivering
lips. She held her peace, standing, tall
and slim, in a sort of stunned silence,
until her gray-haired lover bad taken
his leave. Then she burst forth into
vehement, passionate protest.
The old grandmother suffered ber to
storm mull her passion was spent.
"Well. 'Hs o'er uow, and yc'll simmer down ami keep quiet, mebbe. I've
lei ye huve your sny, aud now I'll have
mine. We're poor folk, me nnd you.
1 found It hard to get bread when I
had but my own mouth to feed, and
since I've been burdened wl' you I've
gone io bed many a night ht lo ery wl'
hunger. But I've borne it ull an' done
my best, an' always beeu willing to gl"
you a share o' my lust crust."
"But, dearest grandma—"
"Now. lookee here, my Inss," Inler-
i rupted the old woman, lifting her bony
finger and glowering fiercely uiwu Ben-
ale, "If ye're fule enou' to refuse this
good fort In1, that ends il 'twtxt us two.
Ton puck out o' my bouse, and ne'er
cross the threshold again,"
Bessie was silent. The great world
beyond the Highland peeks seemed so
dim nud far nway, and the old home
Beetles were so familiar.
,    The autumn days drifted on nml In
: the spring time she was going to kirk
' with Squire Renfrew and be made his
I wife.
The springtime came aud the wed
ding day was close nt hand, when, one
evening Just before the gbmmlug. Ben-
, sle went to till her pitcher, as usual,
at the rocky spring near by. She had
accomplished ber task uud lifted the
I pitcher to ber shoulder and hnd started
■ for thp cottage, her white, shapely feet
I twinkling prettily below the short pet-
tlcoat as she stepped from stone to
stone in crossing the little brawling
stream, when suddenly she uttered a
stifled cry and staggered to a moss-
grown bowlder, snt dowu. nud put the
; pitcher hastily on ibe ground, pressing
! her bund on her henrt and trembling
, ull over.
j "It's bis gliaist, It's his gtuilst," she
, cried, 'and O, how sulr he looked at
me!"
Whatever she had seen, or fancied
. she had seen, there was nothing lu
j sight when she next looked up; noth
I Ing except the overhanging rocks of
: the glen, the brook shimmering In the
evening light, nml tbe white birch trees
swaying spectrally against (be sky.
!    "He has come from bis grave," she
I cried, glancing fearfully around.    "1
dare nn, dure im do II,   O! forgive me,
1 Jamie, thut 1 ever thought u' It,"
!    She drew a silken cord wblcb encircled her throat from her bosom ns she
spoke uml kissed tbe slender hoop of
: silver which de|-ended from lt,   "I'll
j never ha' peace If 1 marry the Squire,"
she suld, "and I ought uo lo ha' tl; I
' shall feet 1 am a traitor.   And, 01 Jamie, .tumlc, after all, I love no one
but you, aud never can."
j    Suddenly  she  rose,   with   resolution
stamped on every feature.
I    "1 must give the Squire his    ring
buck," Nbe said, brushing tbe last tears
I from ber eye.   "H Is hard on bim, but
there Is no other wny.   Then, Jamie,
' then perhaps you'll forgive me, dear."
Leaving her pitcher tbere she tossed
back her abundant locks ns she finished
this adjuration, and   went   speeding
away through Die    falling   darkness
with the light foot of u chamois,
i    When she reached Ihe Bed Pass the
. bright glow of the wnriii lugleslde lit
the windows.   She   appro-solied   thu
, nearest one and pressed her sad, tired,
yet resolute, face against lhe glass.
|    A  minute and she    lapped    lightly
against the glass.   The Squire turned
1 quickly, Blared, and then started to
1 his feet.
I "Well, now, well, now, what's the
meaning o' this'.'" he cried, rushing
across the room aud throwing up the
■ window. "Bessie, my lassie, what's
; happened?"
|    "Something thut never should ha'hap*
, pened," she answered, looking nt bim
; with a sort of desperate defiance, and
drawing the gold ring from ber linger
ns she spoko;   "I've come to give this
back to you. Squire Renfrew.   I was
wrong ever to to let you put It on."
"Why, child, what do you mean?"
•Tate your ring," she said. Too'to
heard of 'AuUl Kobln lirey,' maybe,
haven't youV" ,
Yes, I have.   But what then?'' |
Well, 1 had a Jamie once," sbe want
clutching at the Utile sliver ring
suspended from ber neck, a great throb
>f pain shaking her; "he gave me this,
nnd 1 can't ever wear any other ring.
He he went off to seek his fortune.'
with another repressed sob, "and be
was lost at sea. I tried to forget him,
but I cannot. I can't keep my promise
tn you. Squire Renfrew—I—I couldn't
feel like she did to 'Auld Robin Grey'
—I should hate you—I should—" And
here sbe broke down completely.
He took the ting she offered aod
pnused for a moment. A look of unutterable pnln and regret came Into bis
eyes.
"So," be said, slowly, "you have come
to tell me this, aud to ask for your freedom? And you really think, too, you
have seen Jamie's ghost?"
"Yes. And I shall never return to
grandmother nguln. I dare not. Bo
I am going away,"
"Bessie, my darling," cried a voice,
as his strong arm clasped her. The
ueit moment she was on the br*ast uf
her lover, who bad come back alive and
safe.
A few days after there was a happy
marriage at the kirk, Squire Benfrew
himself giving away the bride, our
"Bonnie Bessie."-New York News.
Piider a rule by which parcels weighing twenty pounds and of the value of
?100 may be sent by mall between England and Frame It Is said that the
postal authorities have had to handle
bicycles,
A shepherd at Gbambery, Savoy, employs a horse Instead of a dog to keep
Ihe herd together. The horse understands the orders given him and carries
them out as intelligently as tbe best-
trained dog.
St. Louis boasts of a baboon that recently went ou a lark, ate sulphur
mutches, red Are, gold paint and raw
eggs, drauk bottled beer and ended by
throwing eggs at the reflection of himself lu a mirror.
According to nu Indiana reporter, a
woman leaned from a car window and
asked a man to pick up a ring she
dropped. He did so and discovered
from tbe inscription ou the ring that
she was bis long-lost wife. This Is one
of the stories that you have to take at
one gulp to avoid strangling.
After having been twice shot without being hurl, In tbe very act of stealing chickens, a Maltese cut uf Pikes-
vllle, Md., was iinally dispatched by a
citizen who bud tain lu wait all night
for lt In the henhouse. According to
the neighbor*' records, tbe eat had carried off IOO chickens lu a few weeks.
New York gypsies have been offering
to exchauge a woman for a horse. Tha
woman Is described as Ku years of ago
nud pretty, with dark brown hair, flue
teeth and blue eyes. She seemed much
interested, watched each person who
approached with a keen Interest, and
snid If anyone cared to buy she would
undertake in demonstrate that sbe was
a lot better than n horso.
There wus .i collision lu tbe Danish
State Biillrond near Copenhagen somo
time ago lu which forty persons were
killed nnd seventy wounded. Ths
railroad ut once admitted tbat It was
lo blame, and,. Instead of fighting
claims for damages, appointed a committee ro settle with the claimants
whnt will lie fair compensation, so as
to avoid having the claims brought Into
lhe courts,
Howard Beed. of Milford, Pa., started out bunting for partridge aud woodcock, nnd was followed by the house -
cat. All efforts on Ihe part of the
young biii-fer to drive the cat back
home were futile; It was bound to go
with him, and It Illustrated Its ability
us a hunter by Its "pointing" a woodcock, which young Reed shot. Theu
it "flushed' a partridge, which waa also
bagged by ihe hunter. Reed says he
would not part with the cat tor the
best bird dog In lhe country.
Absorbs a Han's Brain,
While Prank Sllva was working on
Bay Kami Islnnd, near Almeda, Cal.,
he found lu the ground at the base of
a fir iree a complete skeleton. Prom
the position in which the bones were
found It was very evident that tbe body
had been tumbled into the grave with
out much ceremony, fur It was found
fs.-e down nud Iu a crouching position,
as If the body hnd beeu hurriedly
thrown Into Its laat resting place, Upon
exposure to the air the bones fell one
from another, though they did not
crumble Into dust. They were all carefully removed from the bole, save the
skull, and Mr. Sllva made an effort to
remove thnt. But he found It Impns
slide to bring It from the position lu
which 11 lay, becuusc oue of the routs
of lhe fir tree at tbe base of which It
lay, bad grown entirely through tlm
skull, ti was found necessary to chop
the mot awny entirely before the skull
rould be removed, The root had penetrated a crack In the skull, nud bad
forced Its way through the head and
out at tho opposite side, When It dawned upon Prank Hllvn thnt tho Iree bad
grown through Ibe skull nnd hnd uct-
iinlly absorbed the hrnlu uf s man Into
lis wooden trunk, lie regarded the Iree
with awe. He tins since refused lo allow the tree to tw cut In any way.
Deputy Coroner Smiley, of Alameda,
took charge of the remains, though uo
lni|iiest wns ever had. "The skeleton
was undoubtedly that of an Indian,"
said Mr. Smiley, "The bones were
found at the south shore of the Island,
about fifteen feet from the bank, be
neuth a Hr tree that was a landmark
on the Island before the first settler
planted his asparagus bed. The skeleton wns In a crouching position, uud
covered by the roots of the tree, while
clear through tbe skull a root, almost'
as thick us ray arm, had grown, It was
necessary to use a hatchet to remove
tbe skull.—Chicago Chronicle.
Effective.
"I wish you would get your wife to
throw ber influence for me," said the
lady who was running for office In the
Woman's Club; "I'm sure It would have
some effect."
"Yes," was the thoughtful reply; "I
kuow when she's ever thrown anything
for me It's been effective."
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Heavy rainfall in tho farming regions
! of California lias broken a hum drouth,
I  which threatened tn entirely destroy tin;
crops.
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HUMOR OF THE WEEK
STORIES TOLD BY FUNNY MEN
OF THE PRESS.
llilil, CurloUS ami I.nuuliuUte PbaSCI
of If un i uii .Nuture liruiibicall.v l'or-
truved by Kmim-nt Word Arttsts of
Our Own Uuy-A iluiltfct of Fun.
An excellent Reason.
Mrs. Beyers-I wonder bow the grocer happened t<> put these small potatoes im top of the measure?
I   Mr. Beyers- Oh, i guess be   umsl
have run out of large ones.
The Oue Kxceptlou.
Tom—Did you erer know a girl to re*
tutu u present Hint she bad received
rrom a man?
Jack--Nu, I enu'l say thai I ever did;
but I presented a girl with a Alary once
aud sin* didn't keep it.
Anno) tin;.
"H very thing teems to ffo contrariwise," said tin- shipbuilder, gloomily.
"Whnt'B iii,. mailer?"
"When we build a man-of-war it goes
straight io tbo bottom, and wben wo
turn out a submarine torpedo boat it
sticks to the Burfuco Ilko a life preserv*
or."—Washington star.
Ucinerute Mute of Tillage.
Mrs. I'btnttliause—Thoro seems to be
uo end of tu veil tion, Just think; there
bus been a pin no I it vou ted tbat can te'
played in bed.
riilutthuus.—Thai nettles It. Aflei
this Ii will bo uo use to stop at merely
crippling phtuo players; they'll have It
be killed.  Cincinnati Enquirer.
A Hiluht Action,
llm ill > By no to iii ii ii x.
Bmttb- say. old man, can you let uie
have $10 for n >\ay':
Jones No: but I can let you have $1
for ton days.   Same thing, you know.
'lln   limit for UilhuppliietSt
Ti*. mily i" be vim}
Where lauorancc In bliss,
But susplctoua women who
Search iheir husbsud's iiockets thrungb
Never thing, alas, of UiIkI
Then Hr Went.
Ih-   An* you fond of autuniu leaves?
Bhe--l*es-sonie people's.
The Cm-Held "corrupt practices law" 1ms
been sustained by tho Ohio supreme court.
The law limits tbe amount of money
which candidate* for public offices may
spend to secure election,
The only line running through Tourist
Cars to Toronto, Montreal and Iloston.
Through Tourist Cars to St. Paul daily.
With 11 pieee of string nnd a littlo Band
I nnd grease some Hindoo convicts recently sawed through an iron bar two inohes
in diameter iu live houts und escaped
hum jail.
OF   COIHS1C.
We all know what toothache Is, with the
naitBlng, Jumping, throbbing of a single
nerve in u slnnle tooth. Now when we
coma to reflect that a system of nerves
concentrated In some part of the Unity nro]
  ■ all aching at once, wilh their throbs anil
! pulsiiilons of pain,   we   know   what   tho
line and have your bag.; wom form °r noiirabr'11 is.    it Is wry
MAGNIFICENT SLEEPERS AND DIN
INO CARS ON ALL TRAINS.
Travel by till
gage checked llirmigh to destination.
Wilt nm—-That was a billllanl action
Of Huntley's ul tbo parly last night.
IilUimi-Whot was thatV
Wllluni-lle lit the gas.
common, vory violent, simply because it
is, very often, like toothache, allowed to
| take its own course.   Now It Is known as1
' la fact that when St. Jacob's Oil is used
_ ., ,      ,        ,,   , .on the purls affected, with patient appMca-
Daily connection from Kaslo excepting  tlon, the pain will succumb and relief will
Sunday ot 7:30 a.
m.
For full Information call on nr address
W. F. CARSON,
Traveling Passenger Agt.,
Or Nell u, 11. C.
E.  J.  COVI.E,
District Passenger Agent,
Vancouver, H. C.
certainly follow. This is trite of acute or
chronic eases, founded upon the testimony of many who have been oureil of
the worst form.
EAST—I zr -WEST
The surveyor's chain
made it the shortest
transcontinental route.
It Is the most moilern in equipment.
It Is the heaviest railed line.
lt has a rock-1ml In nt roadbed.
It crosses no snn.l deserts.
It was built without land grant or government alii.
It is noted for the courtesy of it« employes.
lt Is the only line serving meals on lhe
la enrte plan.
Kootenay Conner Ion at Bonner'* Ferry nu .
Hnndrtysml We-lneMttv.
TUAINH I.KAVi: Sl'MKANK.
Km twr.nl     ...      Tfti s in
Westward  L-up, m
For maps, tickets and complete Information call on or address International
Navigation & Trailing Company agents,
K, St  H.  railway agents, or
r. a. DIXON, Qonernl Agent,
Spokane, Wash.
V.  I.  WIMTNKV, (l   P,  ft T, A .,
Bi   Paul, Ml mi
A hundred years ngo native oysters
were sold in Kngliind at the price of a
penny for five.
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Allen's Foot-Ease, a powder for the feet,
it cures painful, swollen smarting feet and
instantly takes the fling out of corns and
bullions. It's tbe greatest comfort discovery of the age. Alien's Foot-Kass makes
tight-fitting or new shoes feel easy. His a
certain cure for eh i I hin ins, sweating, damp,
callous oud hot, tired aching feet. We
have over 10,000 testimonials of cures. Try
ft today. Sold by all druggists and shoe
I stores. Ry mail for 26c, in stamps Trial
■ package KREK. Address Allen 8. Olmsted, Le Roy, N, Y.
The name "yokel," which we apply to
an awkward rustic, signified formerly one
who yoked oxen and other animals.
After belnc ■.**-in.1lr.i by till others, send ui-
fltamp for part tru Ism of Ktnrj Solomon'* Trea-*-
ure, the ONLY rrnewer ot itvuily strength.
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■delphla Ta.
In Japan eollis nre -^nncrally of iron,
and in Slatn thoy ure fiddly of porcelain.
In proportion to Its site n fly walks
about Sfl limM as fn-t ns  t niilll.
It is ii curious Imi Mint the mots and
branches nl i\ Iree nro to alike iu tlicit
haltlfC dial   If a   treo he uprooted    nml
turned upside down   the   underground
hrnnolios wilt take unto themselves  the
fllllclioiiH of roots, and  llie CXpOSOtl roOll
will in timo Imd and 1 into   veritable
brnnohoA
Neatly 00,000 acres have been reclaimed
iu Ireland during the punt year from bog
and iniii-.li lands.
An epidemic of "black blister" has
broken out in Hyderadad, India. Fifty
deaths are occurring daily.
AN OPEN  LftTTKRYO MOTHERS.
w'c ate inertias In the courts our right to i lit
etdustve use bribe wonl    CASTOKIA," mat
*■ l'irciiKK8 ("ASTORIA," ns ourTmdc Mark.
I, Pr. Samuel Pitcher, ol Hyaiiuls, Maasachtuetts,
tnstheoti^natorof'-riTCHHR'SCASrORIA,"
lhe Mine thai has borne and does now in-nr the
fnc-Uiiiilefclj-iiiilmc.ilCllAS. li 1- UilVHIiK oi:
every wrapper. ThlsUUieorlgtnal" rnvin.K'S
CA8TORIA " which has been used In the homes
of die tuoihersof America for over thirty years,
LOOtt Cnrrfiilly «l the wrapper imd sec Hint it it
tht tfttd yea saw alwejn e—tf-tit, atul has the
sif-imliitc   or CKAS,   II.   Fl.KTCHliR   on   lhe
wrapper,   No one hu nuthority ftom mc to use
my tmiac except The Ceiitiiui Company l|f which
Chts, it. Fletcher is President,
Martk 8, .*<*;. SAML'liL 1'ITCUKR, M.U
The Wi-ouk Turn for Iliiu,
Barton—I'd like in gol you lu prescribe fur my baby.   It's two mouths
old now and I've stood it just ns lung
as 1 enn.
Tbe Poctor— Wliol seems to he the
trouble?  Doesn't It sleep nights?
Barton—That's just where tbo rub Is.
Ii sleeps too well nights. You see, I
work on n morning newspaper and
have to sleep during tbe dny. What I
want you io do te to give It something
tu keep ll awake nights.
Her Unfortunate Knowledge.
Afier he had kissed ber and pressed
her rosy cheek ngnllint his and pattod
her sun round chin she drew back and
asked:
"George, do vou shave yourself?"
"Yes," be replied.
"I thought so," she said. "Your face
fs the roughest I ever—"
Then she stopped, but ti was too late,
and he went away with a cold, heavy
lump in his breast.
A Lonji-Fclt Wont*
Inventor—I'm working on an appliance that will revolutionize thtugs In
this country if l succeed iii perfect-
tug it.
Friend   That so?   What te it?
Inventor -An nlr-brnke thai will stop
a grocery bill in half Its own leugth.
A Fair Proposition.
-What terms hns Buster offered his
creditors?"
•lie ngrees to pay them the Interest
on their bills if they'll call It square.H-
Xorih American.
Sure of a Decree.
Lawyer—Upon what grounds do you
propose to apply for a divorce?
Female client-My husband's Insanity.
Lawyer -Can you prove thnt be Is loan ne?
Female Client Certainly. He Insists
Upon wealing all the neckties 1 buy for
hint,
Too Much for Mia
English farthings are no longer likely
tu be mistaken for half-sovereigns,  for
now they are minted not only of a dillei
ont slro und design, but even of a dillei
cut color, being u dull bronxe.
We will forfeit II.noil if any of onr published   ii-t-tinioiuilH  an. proven  to  bn
genuine.   Tho Pjso ro.. warren, Pa,
In India the rdoih-dcuihuu grows to a
hulght of .it) feet. Marigolds and camomiles in North Africa roach a height of
(our or live feet.
In the Mint i pnolflo hospital at Kan '
i Olty an operation wai performed by   FIT! jKSrflUS?sy?"
NoUtu
Iho   n «p I a    physicians im-nllv on   I en   ^«rvr Hi-ti>n-r. H--mi for tKHKK a*.no iris
u ,# I   .'       ,     , ', -\     ,    ' ttli-aniltmithi*.   UU. II. II, KUNK, LIU., !■»
N-lflied,   a   biakeimiii,   wlio-m   skill    was    Ardi-arert. I'lillmlrliilitn, Pa. ^
erusbed   iii an accident,   A  little more
than six square indies of skull were re-     Kmpcror William, in a speech to naval
moved, and several oun.es of brain tlssuo recruits,   suid;    "Where   tho  German
taken out. He Is able io talk, but for I eagle bus seized huld and fixed its claws,
get* words, names and phrases, lint not ' that country it GormiUI und will remain
locations     He remembers nothing since i German." •
tho accident, but every event before that I In Japan there ate apples trees growing
time he rehicutbera distinctly. The pliysl- nWut four Inches high, which bear fruit
slant say he will recover. Jrecly, about the si/e of currants.
Use only one heaping teaspoonful of
Schilling s Best Baking Powder to a
quart of flour.
%i mm um two uupo-MTuii of other baking pow-ttf.
flnggnrd Iinrry—1 guess it's aiiom
time fer mc Ier gu and coiiiiult -suicide.
Tattered Tom—How's dnt?
Haggard Harry -'Cause I hear dat de
new fangled doctors say dat while
dere's life dere's soap, and I never
could llvo where dere's soap.
A I,oiik Felt Want.
Slmklns—I'vti gol n paIctitable idea
that I expect to make a fortune out of.
Tlmklns—Wlmt Is It?
Slmklns—A searf-plu shield that will
prevent a man from getting tangled up
lu bis best girl's bnir.
And the Young Mim Does the Heat,
Jack—Miss Willing, you know, has a
fad fur collecting autumn leaves.
Tom—Yes, so I've heard.
;    Jack—Well, she haa bit upon a novel
I plan to get them pressed.
i    Tom—How does she manage It?
Jack—Places them Inside ber waist.
In Fplte of Uverything.
Old Harding—Well, 1 guess that
young Dnbsley's determined to marry
our Lib In Spite of everything.
Mrs. Harding—Why du you think so,
Jeremiah J
Old Harding—Why, you know she
sung to him and played ibe pin no night
before laat, und beeu he Ih ugnlu.—
1 Cleveland Leader.
llll        Ill'lll
Etuployctv-Here you ar
laie.    How's that?
Office Hoy-Me madder's clock wa*
slow.   .See. 1 brought It along lo prove
It.   New Vork Journal.
Borrowing Trouble*
"I see," said the man who reads Ihe
papers, "that they've gol u .'1-year-uld
preacher down South and a 7-year-old
lawyer out West."
"Yes," sighed the bald-headed man.
"1 suppose they'll he putting children
down lu the front rows at liu* theaters
next."
Profitable Fiction.
She called liim the wisest of all mankind,
Though she didn't believe a word of it:
Still It made liim happy und eased his mind
And il didn't hurt her a bit.
THE AUTOGRAPH BOOK OF BLUE
Bhe gave llim her hook to write ia—
Her autograph hook of blue—
And she said; "Write it straight, now,
Tommy,
Ami tome thing nlre aud true."
Bttfliy snd squarely I"1 wrote » line
For bis queen witb 'he eyes of blue—
Proudly, snd signed It, "Tommy"—
"Msggle, 1 love you true."
A youth came from u college—
A student grave uml wise-
He looked at the little old autograph bookj
He looked at her true blue eyes.
And he scrawled, with cynical smiliug,
lu lhe old. old  k <»f blue,
Of the folly of love, und signed it,
"Thomas Ileglnatd Hush."
A mun came from his hibors.
Learned iu the school of years*
Qased sl the Mule blue hook, ami ili-wiiii-
ed,
And ...i-mhI,  ns he dreamed,  through
tears.
Then lu- looked und suw her milling,
With tears in ber eyes -if blue.
And he wrote nnd signed It. "Totumy"—
"Moggie,  1 love .mil true."
—Ladies' Home Journal,
IN THE "WHITE
HORSE" VAULTS.
Won Hit* .Admiration.
Her Father—How do you know yotl
love my daughter? You've only been
acquainted a few weeks.
'The Suitor—Tbut Is true; bin I see
that you've Just negotiated u loan of
$1,000,000. A man who can do Hint Is
the kind of person 1 want for a father-
in-law.
Perttcveriiiu-e AIwii.vh Winn,
Smith—Afler trying  for    ten    Ion*
yeurs, l have al lust succeeded in convincing my wife that I nm perfect.
Hrown-Are you sure of It?
Smith—Of course 1 um.   It was only
this tUOl'lllllg Dull she said I was n perfect  Idiot,
llitrd Ca-.li.
"Are you going lo use bricks In tbe
construction of your house?" asked a
friend.
"No," replied the owner of the prop;
erty, as be glanced over the estimate
furnished by the contractor, "rocks."
Wuh Tlirlr MrnnlitK the Sume'r
"If." snid the druggist, "you will give
this new preparation a trial I'm sure
you will never use any other."
"No." replied the invalid, "probably
Out- on llim.
"That's the time I got the Joke oo
you," exclaimed the lead pencil to the
paper, as the humorist completed the
pun,-—St. Louis Republic.
The Fcuiule Hook Audit.
Tlmklns—There goes a woinuii with
a history.
Slmklns—Yes, I know; sbe was In my
office yesterday trying to sell me a
copy on the Installment plan.
Then She Took Him In.
He (looking out at lhe window)—It's
so bright ami cheerful within uud so
cold uiid-gloomy without.
She—Without what?
He—Why, without you, dearest.
H Hterly Affection.
Said the inuideu, "I'm Horry, Mr.,
To you I can be but a sinter."
Said bet "If you'll not be Mrs,
I'm entitled to sisterly kisses."
QucHttonuble Compliment,
Vocalist—The audience doesn't seem
to appreciate my efforts,
Pianist—Well, dou't be discouraged.
I can get you an audience Of over 200
persons .who will gladly give up $1(1
each to lieiir yuu slug.
Vocalist—Por goodness' sake, where?
Pianist—At the asylum for the deaf j
and dumb.
Too Modern.
Ho—Don't lot your father put in electric light.
Bite—Why nott
Ho— Well—or—you can't turn it low,
dou't yuu soe?—Detroit Free Press.
Service Stripes for Street Car Men
The   Metropolitan   Street   Hallway'
Company has decided to decorate the
sleeves of tlie new uniforms of all It?-
employes with service stripes, which)
will Indicate the length of time tlio men !
have been Iu the employ of tbe com
pnny.   For each year of service up to
and Including the fourth, the employe |
will be entitled to one blue stripe. After the tlrst five years all blue stripes
are to be discarded nnd replaced by
one gold stripe, ami for every sitltsc
('tient live years of service another gold
stripe will be added.   Some of the em
ployes of the rood have been In ibe ser
vice far more than thirty yearn.—New I
York Sun.
Lord Major'* Salary,
The allowance of the lord mayor ol
London, up to Hie mayoralty of Sb
Sidney Wnlerlow In 1872, wns $40,00:
annually; but It wns Im-reuscd In thai j
yenr to (180,000, ot which sum It ha* |
ever sluco remained.
The Hi-nl Hetirmn.
Were you beaten fur tlmt office by
tbe use of money, Itlrdley?"
"No, sir; the trouble was that we dh'
not use enough money."—Detroit Pre*
Press.
ND I'd glre a
year's salary to lay
hands on the Impudent rogues."
The chief constable of Wellburn
wns speaking I o
one of his subordinates, Inspector
Miller.
"So would I, sir."
responded that official; "and I dour
believe there's a member nr ihe force
who wouldn't give a trifle to scrape an
acquaintance with this Plash Jim—or
whatever the fellow's name Is. However, we've nothing lo work upon."
"But these," put 111 Ihe chief, displaying a number of coins. "Really, Miller,
this fellow Is nn artist—a king among
smashers. These coins are us near the
real thing as It's possible to make them,
nnd I've not the slightest doubt Huil I
Should huve accepted them myself If
they'd been tendered to me."
"Very possible, sir." went on Miller.
"Mr. Markham. landlord of the White
Horse. Is as smart as must men, but lie
was bitten."
At that mom on I the magistrate entered lhe court house.
"Well," whispered the chairman,
leaning over the table to the chief countable, "have you heard liny thi tig?"
"Several complaints this morn lug. sir,
The rascnl Is still at work, but we havu
no clew as yel."
"Conrotind the fellow," muttered the
chairman, "lie's making n laughing
stock of ihe finest force iu Hie provinces."
There was only one item on the
charge sheet tbat morning, mid the
prisoner pleaded guilty to having been
drunk and disorderly.
"Ten shillings and costs or fourti	
days." said the chairman, as soon us
tiie constable nml given evidence.
A gentleman in clerical attire here
stepped forward and explained, wiih
a profound lisp, that be was the curate
of Bio, Olnve's, West men th.
The prisoner, who was formerly one
of his parishioners, had hitherto borne
a blameless character, and. lo give bim
unother chance In life, lie (the curate)
would pay the tine.
Having done so. he bowed politely to
tlie bench and led the protege from the
court.
Half au hour Inter Inspector Miller
hurried to lhe chief's room. In his excitement he forgol Hie respect due to
his superior, and nipped out something
very much like an oat lu
"Miller!" ejaculated the chief constable.
"I beg your pardon, nir," stammered
the Inspector, "but—er—that is—tbe
curate."
"Well?"
"He'ssllppcd through our fingers, sir;
can't be found nuywhere."
"Whnt on earth do you want btm
for?" demanded the chief.
"Beg pardon, sir, I forgot. He paid
the line lu court this morning."
"I know that, mun. Is that a crime, or
are you-—"
"Well, here's the money, sir." blurted
ont the Inspector, throwing down a
number of coins on tbe table.
With grave doubts os to the otber'n
sanity, the chief picked up one of Ihe
coins and examined it-then another,
and another, until all had beeu Inspected.
"Spurious, every one of 'em!" be
gasped, -sinking Into bin chair.
Por some minutes neither of them
spoke. The very audacity of tln> thing
hnd taken tbeir breaths away.
Suddenly Miller Jumped to tils feet.
He bad u vague notion that he IiimI seen
the curate before.
"Can I have a fortnight's leave, sir.
and permission to take whnt I want
from the police museum?" be asked,
"Take what you like. Miller, but fur
goodliest*-' mike let un bore the last
laugh on our side."
The inspector promised to do bin best,
tad shortly afterward be left his chiefs
presence.
II.
'I'he police! Bah! They ain't worth
tupenee a dozen,"
Silas Markham, landlord of the
''While Horse." and owner of another
half dozen licensed houses In Wallburn.
folded his arms over bis broad chest.
and gave utterance to the above eon
tempt nous remark.
"Tbey don't possess the wits tbey
were born with," he went on. "Why.
poor Drinking Dau there would give
the beat of 'em points nnd a beating."
The Individual referred to wns leaning unsteadily airalnst a pillar. He was
a well-known character, wns Dau. For
a yenr or more he bud been missing
from liis accustomed Imiints—rumor
said be had passed the time In jail—and
It was only the other day that lie turned
up and claimed his corner In the bor of
the "White Horse."
"Aye, nye," chuckled Hie old toper as
ho waddled over tu lhe bar for "another two penn'worth o' Scotch;" "Drinking Dun ain't—(blc)—the biggest fooii
alol re."
"Of course, not, Dan, you're only one
ef 'era," returned Markham, as be pocketed the twopence.
Tbe laugh was against Dan, anil
tbere was a dutigerous gleam in the
tyus of Uie half wilted wreck, ae bu
lunli.-l over tu his old position la the
corner.
Aboul r. o'clock on the following afternoon Dnn staggered imo tho bar. n
trifle more Intoxicated than usual. The
landlord, however, who was the sole
occupant when Dan eutered, served,
liim with the usual 't'wopenn'orth."
Tbe   customer placed n half-crown
piece ou the counter, which ihe land
lord- after giving the   change- threw
toward the tin. Ii fell ou the floor, and
something in its sound roused Mark-
ham's suspicious.
j    Plcklug up the coin, lie examined It .
j closely, while Dun began io shuttle toward   the   door.   Too late, however.'
Markham  sprang over   tbe   counter,
seined the other by tbe collar, and drag* \
get] bim Into n private room.
••Where did you get that colu?" be
hissed.
"I.emuie go." pk-uded Han. huskily.
"Where did you get It?" repeated the
other.
"A glnt give it to me," stammered
Dan, "aud—"
"It's a Hoi' 'hissed Markham. "Come,
out wlih the truth." '
"All right," resj.on.led Han, deeper
ately.  "Let go my throat, will yerJ I
made 11."
"So you  made it, did   you':   Ami
where did you get the die'.*"
•■Stole it," growled Dau.  "it once belonged io ii fellow you knew  Button,
j the coiner."
"Hush, yotl crazy fool," blued Mark-
, ham. "Don't yoU know where you are'.'"
|    Stepping softly lo the door, the land
I lord locked it. then, producing a bottle
from the cupboard—wns it the sight ol
that bottle that brought the triumphant
gleam Iuto Dan's eyes? lie poured on
a couple of glnsscs,
"Come, Hau. here's to your health,"
said Markham, "It won't do for us to
quarrel. 1 wasn't aware you knew--
bim."
"I knowed liim twelve years ago," re
ABOUT 1HRE0ULAR1TY.
A Chut With Miss MiLi-lo Johnson.
The balance wheel of a woman's life
is menstruation.
Irregularity lays tbe foundation of
many diseases, and le in itself a symptom of disease. It is of tho greatest
Importance that regularity be accomplished ub soon n- povsible ufter the
Uow is un established fact.
Lydla B. Pink-
ham's Vegetable
Compound in tbo
greatest
regulator
known to
medicine.
" My
health became so
poor thut I
had to
leave
Schoul.   I
was tired all tbe time, and hnd dreod--
fulpoinsinmystdoand book und head.
I was also troubled with Irregularity of
menses, and lost so much flesh that my
friends became alarmod.
" My mother, v. ho from experience ia
a firm believer in the Pinkham remedies, thought perhaps they might benefit me. I followed the advice Mrs.
Pinkham gave me, uud used Lydia E.
l'tnkham's Vegetable Compound and
Liver Pillsand am nowaswellaalever
was."—Miss Maiue P, JoiiXSQS, Ccn-
tralia, I'a.
piled Dan. adding, wlih a keen glance
at his companion, "nu' I knows 'im
now."
Markham winced, ntul glanced uneasily toward the door.
"Well," he demanded at length
"wlinl do yon want V
"Work." replied bis companion.
"And what about ihe dies'1"
"I'l bring 'em whenever you tike.
Half an hour later Drinking Han
emerged from a side door and hImui
hied olT down the street.
The "White Horse" was a monej
making establishment, night and dny.
When "closing ttmu" came round, und
the last shilling bad rolled inio the eu
pitclous HH behind ihe counter of tin
bar, business was resumed lu tin
vaults.
In ihe wee sum' hours of r Xovem
ber morning till- particular branch oi
the business wns in full swing, and
prollls were being literally coined.
Three or four ghastly figures flitted
a bunt In the semi-darkness, Silas Mark
ham was engaged in enraeet confai
wlih his son alias "Hntton tlie coin
er," alius "Flush Jim," alias our old
friend the curate—at the far end of tht
cellar, while Drinking Dan wu-* busily
engaged, near the heavily bolted door
iu llie manufacture of SpurloUS tloi!t.*
Suddenly the low but distinct mew
of a cat reached the ears of ihe alert
Kan.
Itefore the others were even aware ol
his luteiiilons, ihe supposed drunkard
sprang forward, shot buck th** bolt aud
faced around on the others with a re
volver in each hand.
"Trapped, by heaven.** roared Mark
ham—or, rather, Button, Sr.—asa po-.se
of police with the chief constable of
Wallburn at their bead rushed in.
The struggle wns fierce but brief. The
elder Huttoti was -~>«■■ • i■ overpowered;
bm bis sun, who hail previously served
a long term of imprisonment, for a similar offense, fought Hk.* a tiger. With
his capture resistance wns nt su cud.
and ihe whole gang was secured.
"Tricked by a miserable gin-sodden
drunkard," groaned the elder Button,
as the .mudi-iifi'- clicked on his wrist.
"You're wrong, tny friend, if that's
nny consolation to you." snid ihe Individual referred to, stepping   forward.
I "inspector Miller, at your service—onr
- of those men you valued at 'tuppenci
■ a dozen.'"
|    The prisoner did not reply, but the
I Inspector owed his life to the fact that
glances are uot deadly weapons.
Shortly after the giuij: had been eon-
| vlctod Inspector Mflh-r was promoted.
At a little supper, organized lu honor
of the event, he was asked where und
bow be [ilcked up his clew,
"It was a piece of luck," he laughed,
"Twelve years ugo in the Assize Court
nt West heath, when Button, tbe younger, was sentenced to ten years' penal
servitude.
"I shall never forget the prisoner's
Jaunty appearance on Unit occasion. Bo
never turned it hair, and when the
Judge passed sentence on bim he received it with a low. sweeping bow
that would have done Infinite credit to
ti Put-Man.
"He repented the bow exactly when,
ns the curate, he put iu an appearance
nt Wallburn pollen court to pny that
| line Inflicted ou a member of the gang
"It   whs   only when seated lu the
I chief's room, after we had been wi bad
I ly sold, that I connected ihe two Inel
] ilt-nth. Hlid recognized my men.
"Drinking Dau- who is, and has been
for twelve months nn Inmate of th..
Wallburn   workhouse—bad    I n   h
member of the Button gang years nu'o
. and from htm 1 obtained all that 1
I wanted to insure admission to the
I vaults of the 'White Bouse.' and—well,
j you know the rest."—Oflssell's Ha tur
lay Journal.
The absinthe drinker, wiih his pate,
drawn, emaciated features, is a familiar
figure mi the Paris boulevards. Tbe
llquoi is a vlltalnous concoction of spirit
iluvoied with wormwood.
A Boclat pniity campaign, started in 0i
kaloosa, in., lias resulted in 47 Indictments being found against its eiUietu by
the grand jury and the suspension ol the
county attorney.
California'i petroleum trade Is booming.
Thirty-two new wells have been sunk
since March I.
Alexander Millet, a peddlar nt Chelsea,
Mass., claims the $3,000,000 estate of John
Green, of Portland, Ore.
To stop burglaries at Paducah, Ky., a
curfew law has been adopted by the city
council, and suspicious characters are being driven out ef town by a vigilance com
uilttee.
Tn. American Society in London haa
started .i hind (or a memorial to the dead
of the battleship Maine.
Russia is making extensive arrangements dr the people uf Siberia to pill
millions of aires under cultivation nnd to
build great factories along the line ot il"-
new milrcwd.
Two hundred thousand Massachusetts
wheelmen have asked the legislature la
make railroads carry bicycles free.
&K&
OaVB BXJOYS
Both tbe method and result** when
5yrnpof Figs i- taken: it is pleasant
in-i refreshing to the ta?-te. and acts
fently yet promptly on the Kidneys.
Liver and Bowels, cleanses the ays-
em effectually, dispels colds, head*
ichea and fevers and cures habitual
■on.-tipatiim. Syrup of Fipf is the
Mily remedy of its kind ever pro*
liiec-1. pleasing to the ta*te and acceptable t»> tlie stomach, prompt in
it- aotion ami truly beneficial in itn
•fleets, prepared only from the most
healthy and agreeable substances, it*
many excellent qualities commend it
to all and have made it the most
popular remedy known.
Syrup of Figs i« for sale in 50
•ont bottles by all leading drug-
-.'ist0. Any reliable drugglBt who
may not have it on hand will procure it promptly for any one who
wishes to try it. ' Do not accept ant
substitute.
CALIF0RHIA FI6 StRUP tv.
Stlt FCASCISCO. <:'L
Utosttut, er. tew rout. ».r.
 min
FOR 14 CENTS
We «,.>i to (-tm 1 V.,-mi,,- ■ tu.
I'irai-i-., inTh<.i,f--..,II»,
twi lr*kg.hu*jHtajt}'K to.
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■eipi nf thm oMIsmOaiii
p'-mft. ft>.r,.:,.. .■.■rlr»<!rn„l
W» when j.in i.Dc« tr; H»l*e*'«
•flMl'friri titll n-x-s-r it'l •'''Of with-
      ftHbl.CMllr.ftl'spate.   jVri.  I,
JOH-I A. ruuik   HtD to.,   u   mnu wu
IMIIMMMMI I
Odd Parlnlan Characlere.
Over in the Latin quarter are some
curious characters. Anions them Ih an
old man or lhe name ot Itthf, who hau
a singular face mid wears un eccentric I
costume Which Causes every one who ,
sees him to ns,.- questions.   IMhl ha*. '
been in t)>« Latin quarter ever since j
any one cun remember.   Ills s-te Is unknown, Inn old artists who were stn- I
denta fifty years ago declare that Blbl j
dressed anil acted ns Btrangely   and
looked as old then us ho docft now.   lie
te known to every mie of the 28,000 or
;.m,imi ntudents and mis u monopoly of
the expressantl cartago business among
them.  If an artist wants to change his
studio or n student hte lodgings Itlbl Ih
always employed to attend to It,   Ho
has n nuinlier of WflgOM nml a rorpe of
arulHtants who do the work, while tie I
enjoys the profits and the huiior-**.—Chi-
I cagn Record, '
YOUR LIVER
Howe's R.T.f-slA'l Remedy will4o It. Three
done will make you feel tutter. Get It fro.-a
yr-nr -ln.j-i-M m »n<r wholeiale druj home, or
from Stewart a U<>)mei Drug Co., Senile.
Is it Wrong?
Get It Right.
Keep it Right
WHEAT, QATS.BARLEY& GRASS SEED,
CHOICE  KINDS,
SEND FOE DESCRIPTIVE LIST TO
C. E. AUGIR, PALOPSB, wash,
pnnq ftr traetns end local
x-ullrif* Ofilrt or Silver
'   in iiKiin-,   HJ.  I>,
- .nil-i-i«t'>li.(Vimn. This Town is Destined to be the
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lway Center...
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EAST KOOTENAY.
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As a Smelter Site it has exceptional advantages, being the
Divisional Point
on the Main Line of the Crows
Nest Pass Railway, and most
central point on it for the principal mines of the district.
For further information, maps and prices of lots, apply to
L. A. HAMILTON,
C, P. R. LAND COMMISSIONER,
WIXMl'EU, MAX.
V.HYDE BAKER local Agt,
CRANBROOK, 11. C.
B, C, LAND INVESTMENT AGENCY,
VICTORIA AND VANCOUVER.
-CRANBROOK HERALD.
TUESDAY, JUNE   7,
A vole for the Government means :i
vote for progress,
ltaillit?   Who is Baillie?   What interests has he in East Kootenny?
The Opposition's cry te, " Let us have
a changel'1 which properly Interpreted
Ulceus, "I*et us have the offices,"
It is not so niucli a question of * olltics
this year ns business. The electors of
Sou the ust Kootenny look nt it in thut
light, and will vote accordingly.
The liosslaml Miner snys: "There is
no doubt that the present government
will be sustained next July." The Miner
has been Bludylng the situation, ami hns
come lo a conclusion tlmt is being pretty
generally accepted throughout the province.      ——„—-——————-.
When Gabriel blows his horn in llril-
Ish Columbia ami culls upon the people
to take tlicir place Iu the happy land,
there will be tt cr> of objections fiom
Messrs. Semlin, Colloupt al , Of the Opposition. The ruling passion will prove
strong wilh them, eveu after death.
Every mnn who owns a dollar's worth
of property in Southeast Kootenay will
he the richer fur il when the Crow's Nest
Pass railroad Is completed. Col. Baker
has lnbort-il for the building of this road
for ten yeurs, nnd to bim as much, if not
more, tluin loiuiy other one man the people are indebted for the benefits to be
derived In Ihls way.
S0Uthea6t Kootenay will 1)01 have the
show in the next few yems that j>1ic
plight have, if the people cf this district
Bhould elect a mnn opposed to the Gov*
eminent In power. The i resen' Govern
ment is };oiug to he returned. Of tliis
fact there is uo longer nny question, Jt
js vastly stronger ti day than it was two
months ngo, ami at that time there wns
no doubt whatever. It Is the duly of tl e
people of this district to return a member of the preeeulGovernment,   That is
llle policy for tin ill to pursue IO properly protect tin ir i ate tests,
It Is now generally conceded that the
present Government will be returned at
the next election. This is nn Important
point to the electors of Southeast Kootenay. Those who h ive given tbe matter
any thought appreciate the fact lhat the
next few years will see a vast growth in
prlllsh G-l'.iin! ia. There will follow
with this growth a wnudptjully increased
demand for public improvements, and
lhe Government will he pressed to the
liiult to meet these -1 tn mils. As a business proposition the question arises with
the electors of this district: Do they
want ns a rep eseulailve a member of the
Government mnl one of influence, or du
they care to change for a new nml untried mnn who will have to spend years
to reach that stfge in his political career,
when he can be of the greatest good lo
the people he represents, Ai d if be be
opposed to ihe Government 111 power,
(lis progress will be tluw Indeed. The
people of Southeast Kootctuy do nol
feel as if they could pffunl to in ike a
change jnst at the • resent lime. Col.
linker hns scrvi il t'liciu will in llie past,
lie is a man of ability and Influence, lie
bus done much for hla district timing the
years he  has scrvnl   as   teptt'seiilalivc,
and be will have au opportunity to do
much more in tbe future. It hardly looks
like a policy of wisdom ti indulge in experiments at this time, The people iu
this district nre inking a business-like
view or the matter, and it is but natural
that they should.
Any mail, be lie foolor knave, ran tear
tlie beet of cigars to pieces in a moment,
but it lakes n capable man to make one.
To ciitieise nml find fault with the Government is not ti difficult matter, hut let
these same people have charge ot the
Province and it would soon be a different
No party lines ate to be drawn in the
Provincial election. The government is
| willing to go before the people on a
j strni^lii busiuess proposition. They bc-
] lieve lhat their administration of the af-
i fairs of the Province has been for lhe
! best Interests «»f the people, and they are
willing to stnnd on the record made.
The "policy" of the Opposition is
based on the theory lhat if you everlastingly and persistently olject to any
measure presented by the Government
the people will conic lo the conclusion
that lhe obstructionists ate statesmen
capable of giving n beneficial administration to the Piovince, But the wise in
their day aud generation ore not so easily fooled, and in cotiEcqueilcc have lost
faith iu the Opposition party.
Colonel Ihtkcr is expected to return to
this district in a few days. Since Parliament has been prorogued the Colonel has
been kept busy with his many duties at
the capital aud in consequence has been
Unable to rein u ut an earlier date. The
Colom-l believes In attending strictly to
the businesi entrusted to his care by the
people, regardless of the fact tbnt the
elections are close at band, lie is of the
opinion that a man serves his district
best who serves hU people well. The
Colonel has pursued this policy since he
has been a member of lite legislature,
and his energy ami conscientious work
has always strengthened him from year
with the pi ople.
Mr. Baillle, editor of the Prospector,
wns nominated at the convention hell nt
Steele lust Thursday, by a vole of 66 to
.si. Although Mr. Baillie has been a
resident of the district only a few month:.
he seems to have been quite a success at
[Hilling political wires. If Mr. Hnillie's
editorial policy is iu Icnllve of his legis
lulive* policy, in evenlof Ills elejtion. it
would be erratic enough lo satisfy the
most rampant member ol the Opposition
party, He has one great advantage as u
political candidate lu this district. When
he is defeated he can pack his grip aud
move ou to some other district, as lie
moved from Kamloops to Ibis one. Not
having a dollar invested in tbe disttiet,
he can have il at nny lime* without any
personal saciitice.
The Opposition say they will cut off
appropriations if they get in power. In
a growing, prosperous, progressive country like the Piovince of British Columbia, such a poliey means commercial
death. The company that invests j^uo,-
uno iu an cilice building is compelled to
go into debt ior the amouuljor, which
Is the same thing, make a large ouilay
lor which thcie is uo immediate returns.
Hut the investment is made lor the reve-
tines of the future, and it is considered
go,d business. Appropiltttioils made by
tbe government to promote the advancement < f the province nnd develop unlimited resouices that will yield revenues
for all lime In pome, is also good business. But the Opposition will say no.
Wail until tin- revenues come in; wait
until lhe money is on hand; wait, watt,
wail,   Such a policy \yoidd virtually kill
British Columbia hi a few years tin
The people want none of it.
POINTS AND POINTERS.
Colonel linker has been tried ns a legislator and has never been found wanting. 	
"We want a change" cry the Opposition, and then in sotto voice tbey add—
"because we want the oflices."
Mr. lirtillie snys the voters want " one
of tbe common people''as a representative. Not quite so "common" as offered
by the Opposition, Mr. Baillie.
The man who cat! believe he will go
abend by remaining still should by nature and circumstances be an enthusiastic BUpporter of the Opposition.
Colonel Baker has lived hi linst Kootenay for years, and worked early and late
for the good of the district,   Mr. Baillle
lias lived iti East Kootenava few months
and worked spasmodically for Grace.
Take your choice.
The property owners and business men
of this district have an unusual interest
In the election this year. They all favor
progress, for progress means success to
them. Stagnation means fuilure. That
is why they favor the return of Colonel
Maker and the sustaining of the present
government.    	
It is evident that the friends of Ross
preferred to see Mr. Baillie led like a
lamb to the sacrifice. Had Mr. Ross
been a candidate and elected, his ability,
personal habits and facility for making
friends would have gone a long way to
make amends for his legislative inexperience.
EDUCATION,
NOTICE is hereby given that the annual exaiiiliinllun »t r;iiiillil;i!i>s Tur (-••rtjtlnilrs
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ITilYINVIAI, SI-.C.tl.TAltY'S OPi'JGK,
20111 Miiy, 1898,
11 IS Hi INOUR, the Lieutenant Govern*
IL   nr. lias liccn [ili-aseil In n->]-nint llie nailer-
nii'iiti"ii"it tii-r-.i-1-s to ln> ('till.'dm-■ i-r Voles, mi-
der tlio arovls i uf sei-tl.m in nf me " it.itislr.-
Iiiilii-n Aot, IWe," an ly:
.illMAtl STII'I'K'IT.i'i' D.-ii-iM, fm* llin Noi til
Hi.lin:. Ka-l km t'-n-iy I leitnviil 1 list rlel.
en.Mii,i-: ■ m. i.mvai:i>s. i.r t-mt sti'--:,*. for
llio Sou li Killings Kail Kootenny Kleotoml Du-
Ami Ills nonotirllio ljViiHiiiut-i'<iv-<nitirli.is
been iilensi'd tn u-i-mlni tlie iiiitl--iim-Miimi.il
llCMOn tn lie IH-IiiIiiiHiih (i-lli'i-tnr, iiinler tlie
l.niviMou i.f .-•'(■llim 17 of tlie snitl Art, namely:-
In Un- ii.im.'i- l li-t-tiiiiil Uisti-n-luf I'list linn-
Ifllliiy, JAJIB-S V. Alt MSilKlMi.ofl'iHtMcule.
jTUE
CRANBROOK   PHARMACY.
lielievln.' In tlio groat future nf Cranbrook has
npi'iiu.i n rni'gaaiiu W-.-H ussorioii stoak of
....DRUGS....
PATENT MEDICINES,
TOILET AKTHXKS.
STATIONERY AND PIPES
Special attention given to mail
anil out of lown orders.
p. !•;. HliATTII'.
G. St R LEITCH
CRANBROOK, il. C.
CLOTHING,
BOOTS AND SHOES
HATS AND CAPS
AMD COMPMiTIi  UXE OF	
Gents' Furnishing Goods.
.T.
t>N   TIIK   FLAG   MEANS-
The MBitQOK TEiDiffi COMPANY,
THEY   SELL.
GENERAL MERCHANDISE
TUEY   OUTF11'	
MINERS.   PROSPECTORS   AND   RAILROAD   MEN.
rlioy also do anything moy can to olillgo both tlicir onstomorH nn.l those who tm ile cliewhore
The Pony Express is still running.
A. I. GBD79B8, Mnnnuer.
Divisional Headquarters
LIVERY AND FEED STABLES
CRAN BROOK,    -   -   -
J. II. McJIUW.IN,
IVniTISIt   COLUMBIA
.   :   PROPRIETOR.
TEAMS AND SADDLE HORSES FOR HIRE.
The best possible alt-Milioii given to care ol animals while in my charge.
Wfinn V \ DH *■ -:iavc on hand a supply of seasoned wood.
H \J\J\J 1. AlWJ cut to stove lengths, which will be delivered
on order at reasonable fjrice.
W. T. KAAKE & CO.
CRANBROOK, 11. C.
Contractors and Builders
-AND DEALERS IN—
WINDOWS, DOORS, SASH AND GLASS
PLANL   DRAWN  AND   SPECIFICATIONS   FURNISHED
I'OR   ANY   KIND   111'   BUILDING
CORRESPONDENCE   SOLICITED   I'ROM   INTENDING
INVESTORS   AND   lUJlLDERS.
Wo guarantee expedition nml lir.st-elnss work on nil jobs utttlertnlcett.
R, G, SHIER, PROPRIETOR,
EVERYTHING NEW, FIRST CLASS AND UP TO DATE.
HEADQUARTERS FOR MINING AND RAILROAD MEN.
FORT STEELE, B.C
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5 PIONEER.     an.miner,
IMlOIMllKTOl
HARDWARE STORE,
®
®
®
;        Sash and Doors just received.
® IIUII.DING HARDWARE,  PAINTS,  OILS, COOK AND STEIU,
® RANGES, CAMP STOVES AND MINERS' SUPPLIES.
'I Prices as Low as Further on.
CRANBROOK, B. C.
®l®l®l®K'>!«IS>l®l®l®l®l®ISI®l®l®l®l®l®i®l®l®l®l®l®!®l
Steele Mercantile to.
\¥
[UMITEU  !.IA n.rn'.i
Fort Steele and Wardner.
WtI0t."8Al.K   AND   IIlOTAll.   DKAI.U13   IN
General : Merchandise.
LIQUORS AND CIGARS AT WHOLESALE AT PORT STEELE STORE
alAtka\A£tt&tkAe.*A.*.A*.**.*.v,AA.',a^|.^ft^A.iA..-.a4rtAiaAa,4.,i '.j.AA.yaafJ
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The Cranbrook Lumber Co. I
Saw and..
Planing Mills..
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1 CRANBROOK, B. C.
« , ALL   KINDS   OF	
I   ROUGH  AND  DRESSED  LUMBER,  DIMENSION
<'  TIMBER, SHINGLES AND MOULDINGS,
IN STOCK OR MADE TO ORDER.
I PRICE   LIST:
X Dimeiisioti Timber, 2x4 to 12x12 up to 20 feet long $16 00 per M
«'. " "      over 20 feet long up 10 30 ft. auM 5uc. per
* M for each nddiiionul 2 feet.
4 •• "      over ,u ft. long—prices on application.
5 RougM Lumber, 12, 14, 16 ft. leniitbs  16 00 per M
* Surfaced     "       12. 14, 16 ft.       "        20 00 per M
8 6 inch T. ami G. Flooring—No, 1  26 no per M
J 6 inch       " " "    2  22 00 per M
4 4 inch       " " "    1  28 00 per M
5 4 inch       " " "   2  24 00 per M
< 6 inch Rustic    "    1  26 00 per M
* 6 inch     "       "   2   22 00 per M
S 4 inch V joint or bended ceiling—No. 1  28 00 per M
A 4 inch V    "     "       ' 2  24 00 per M
« Ship Lap-all widths  22 00 per M
Jj Mouldings anil liuisblng Inmlier, casings, &c, prices on application.
... AnCU'd LEITCH, Monagor.
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The Cranbrook Hotel
Ryan & Morrison,
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