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MM Ul* I! 52,
The Canadian Bank of Commerce.
Hon. Gi-;o. A. Cox, President B. E. Walkkr, Oen. Man-
PAID-UP CAPITAL, $6,000,000.00.
A Oeneral Banking Business Transacted.
Deposits Received.
London Agents—The Bank of Scotland.
JllSt A '"" var'ety °' Ladies' and Gents' rub"
t     .     i     bers, Boys' strong boots and shoes, high.
/\rriVwU     rubber boots, braces, shirts, collars and
Here Sn a Tht largest stock of Clothing, Boots and
Ppw ili\ c *-'*lc"'s- ™ts-white and colored, Cambric
rew (1 ayS Shirts, Underwear, Necklies, etc., ever
brought to East Kootenay.
(let our prices and see our goods before making "purchases.
Take a look at our English waterproof coat with cape, for
$5, easily worth $7.50.
T *jUst Opened.... <j>
The Cheap Cash Store
Goods at ["astern Prices	
Values never before thought of in.„.
Gloves, Mits, Underwear,
Tobacco, Cigars Cigarettes and small wares
Just Opened a few lines of SILKS....
A Trial will convince all. Opposite the Depot,
One door west of St. Charles Restaur, nt.
ff). .............. , ........ Q (
Hotel .At s
Guests Comfort a Specialty
Good Stabling In Connection
Nearest to railroad anil ilepot.    Has accoinmodn-
tfons for the public unequalled in Cranbrook.
Royal hotel,
Finest Wines, Liquors and Cigars.
First Gass in Every Respect.
jt Proprietors.
This hotel has |U8t been opened to the public. The building
is one of the best In East Kootenay. The furniture is new
and thc table is first-class. We have every facility for pleasing
the public and WC propose to do it.
Warmed Throughout by Furnace Heat.
Rates, $2.00 per day. /-*      i_      t    u   r
Short orders day and night.        ^.ranbrOOK, 13. I..
General Manager Wlij'le Makes Cranbrook a Brief Visit.
The Cranbrook Yards Will Be the
Best on thc Line—Other Railway News of Interest.
Commercial Hotel...
Cakcr Street, Cranbrook, B. C.
Conducted on the European Plan
Best  Wines  and  Liquors at the  Bar
H. L. Cummins, C. E.
Physician and Surgeon.
Last Friday evening Oeneral Manager
Whyte, cf Uie western division, arrived
in Cranbrook in liis private cur, accom*
panledbyj A.M.Baking, solicitor fur
tliu cbnip;in\'. The party stopped over
night nud proceeded west tbe next morning to Nelson, where they met Superintendent Marpole, to bold a conference in
C. I*. R, matters effecting Nelson. Superintendent Macleod, ofthe Crows Nest
line, accompanied the party to Nelson.
While in Cranbrook Mr, Whyte was met
by several prominent citizens of this
city, and although uo definite information was imparted they all had reason to
feel encouraged by the manner Mr.
Whyte spoke of the C. P. R.'s interest in
this town, and tbe improvements to be
The New Machine Shops.
Work on the Crows Nest railway
machine shops is progressing uow as
rapidly as possible. The piliug is all in
place aud the frame work is going up
this week. The ptesent structure will
be ioo by 66 feet and so arranged that an
immense amount of work can be done in
the building. The necessity for having
the shops at Cranbrook is becoming
more pressing each week, as there is a
vast auiount of repairs accumulating,
both east aud west of this point. The
completion of the building and establishment of the shops here, will give employment to a large number of men who
will become permanent residents of
Cranbrook, and add to the already increasing population.
The C. P. R. Yards at Cranbrook.
The C. P. R. yards at Cranbrook are
rapidly assuming an appearance of permanency, and this change is being
brought about by the expenditure of
thousands,of dollars in improvements.
The company is uot doing anything by
halves, but as fast as the work can be
done is placing the Cranbrook yards iu a
first class conditiou. New buildings are
going up ou every hand, and whut is
more they are all of a most substantial
character. What was a bunch of timber
eight months ago, is today a gridiron of
rails, and a small village itself in buildings. Thk IIkkai.i? stated many
months ngo that the fact that Cranbrook
was to be the divisional point meant
much for the town, and the proof of the
pudding is tasting its sweetness.
Railroad Notes.
The track east of Craubrook is being
ballasted at a rapid rate.
About forty men have been employed
nt tbe went end loop most ofthe winter.
The force of men all along tbe line
will be greatly increased by the end of
tbe month.
From thirty to forty cars of freight a
day is being handled between Cranbrook and Nelson.
Workmen are now engaged in building extensive stock yards. They will
join the main track just west of the
freight house.
Mr, W. McGreevy, formerly of the engineers force at Wardner, is iu town.
He has beeu confined in the Macleod
hospital for tlie past two months.
The large number of men coming in
by tbe way of Nelson and the lake to
work ou tbe lledlitigton road is making
a big Iratlic business for the steamer
The large C. P. R. ic* house at this
point is being filled with ice from Crows
Nest lake, and a trniu load of twenty-
nine cars came in last night. The ice is
of superior quality, and ranges from
thirty-two to forty inches iu thickness.
CRANBROOK.    ::::::    ll. G.
Moyie Ore Shipments,
Moyie IteMor -
Seven carloads, or 143 tons, constituted the ore shipments from Moyie for
tbe week ending March It til, The St,
lingerie led with six carloads, ut tons,
and the Lake Shore added another carload, 21 tons, lo their list. Thc sleighing is beginning to give out which is
rendering it very difficult for getting out
ore for shipment, llut this will only
have the effect of hurrying up the build'
Ing of tbe St. Eugene tramway, so that
ore can be brought dowu from the mine
regardless of the conditiou of the road
or weather.
The Lake Shore.
Work on the Lake Shore mine is progressing quite favorably. The tunnel is
now in about 160 feet and there is a
splendid body of ore in sight. Another
tunnel about 100 feet below the present
workings will soon be started and drove
jn ou the ledge. This will create a considerable increase in the working force.
A Brief Reference lo
Cranbrook and The Herald
Twelve Months Ago
Hortfi Star Lodge A. P. & A. M.
A Masonic lodge was organized in Fort
Steele last week, with tbe above title.
Following were the officers chosen:
W. M W. R. Ross
S. W C. A. Procnnier
j. W H,  McVittie
Sec A. W. Bleasdell
This is No. 53, Volume 1, of Thb
CRANBROOK IIi-.HAi.ii. In other words
this issue t loses the first year of Tun
llKltAUi's existence. Twelve months,
or fifty lwo wc-ks ai'O, tlie first Ili'KAI.n
was issued, and niiiny wondered-it that
why any   newspaper until   should
come tu such a place to publish a newspaper. It could not be called 11 town
then, for wilh all -lie courtesy of west-
ru life by which hamlets are called
towns, and towns cities, there were not
enough buildings or people to form even
a village, When the publishers first arrived iu town there were only four
buildings aside from tftbse of the Baker
homestead, These were the Cranbrook
hotel, occupied by Messrs. Ryan and
Morrison, Mrs. Donahue's hotel, tbe C.
P. R. storehouse, and G. H. Hilliard's
blacksmith shop. The Hisrau> building wns under way, and lumber was on
the ground for the postoffice block and
llie Fred Hazeu residence. This was all
there was to Cranbrook twelve months
ago, except tbe numerous lot stakes tbnt
showed tbe people where Ihey might
make (their selections for future buildings. No railroad, uo residences, no
business blocks—simply two hotels, a
blacksmith shop and a warehouse, and
the grandest site for a town in all the
Kootenays, backed by geographical advantages and tbe (n.'t that the C. P. F.
intended to make it thc divisional point
for the Crows Nest line. With abundance of hope, and every confidence iu
tbe future of Cranbrook, the publishers
brought tbeir plant to this town and
prepared to issue a paper. The plant
used then was hauled over snow and ice
aud through mud by wagon from Kalispell, Montana. The building was only
partiallv uouipleted when the plant arrived, but enough of the floor wus laid to
offer a resting-, place for the type and
machinery. Ou tbe 34th of the mouth
the first paper was issued, nud it was a
great event iu the brief history of
Beautiful Cranbiook."
The greater proportion of tbe population of tbe town at that time was employed at the Cranbrook Lumber company's sawmill, and as the mill was located in tbe eastern part of the towu
and hidden from view by the woods,
naturally tbere wer« very few people iu
sight as a rule. *i«i* Craubrook hotel
corner was the central point, and it waa
possible to drive up to any side of the
building from any direction, as it was
surrounded by prairie alone. The Kast
Kootenny hotel, further east on tbe
street, seemed at that time a long way
off, but the two buildings served to show
strangers the street line of Baker street,
which was then, as now, the principal
business thoroughfare. On the narrow
porch or in the office of the Cranbrook
hotel, meu used to gather in tbe evenings and tell Jim Rynu how many kinds
of a fool he was to engage in the hotel
business on the prairie with nothing in
sight. And Jim, with that pleasing
smile of his, would chuckle to himself
and say, ''Cranbrook is all right. Just
wait awhile," aud the firm has beeu piling up coin ever since. Mrs. Donahue
had just completed her place, and was
ready Lo take care of the boarders as
they come. The Cranbrook Lumber
company was already an established
business. Archie Leitch, Sr., had already started to cut logs and saw lumber
when the lirst shovel of dirt was turned
over ou the beginning of the Crows Nest
line at Lethbridge nearly a year before.
He kept piling up lumber and the people who saw stack after stack go up
asked Mr. Leitch what he was going to
do with it. "Do with it? Why, build
up Cranbrook, what do you suppose?"
and he has been bustling ever since to
keep up with the rapidly increasing de-
maud. It is said tbat Bob Milliard need
to take a run over to the hill and back
to get up a perspiration, then rub a little
coal dust over his face, pound the anvil
until it could be heard by everybody on
the flat, and then come up to the hotel
and tell about bow busiuess kept up.
But Hob has been pounding tbat anvil to
good advantage since those days, and
has many dollars laid away for a rainy
Thb IlERAi.n started out with lew
advertisements, beside that of the towi -
site. Tbey were the Lumber Company,
tbe two hotels. G. L. Milliard ami J. H.
Sibbald, the contractor, atul those advertisements represented every business
establishment in the town*
Looking over the columns of the first
paper, one can find many items tbat are
of special interest today. There is a note
telling of the first religious service held
in Cranbrook on the previous Sunday,
by Rev. Duncan, of Fort Steele. Tbe
services were held in tbe dining 100m of
tbe East Kootenay house. Maurice Quain
was in towu at that time superintending
the construction of tbe telephone line
from Swansea through Craubrook to
Fort Steele. Another item tells the public that "R. E. Beattie, formerly of Manitou, Manitoba, will in the near future
have a full stock of drugs aud chemicals."
G. H. Miner had just arrived, and was
preparing to open his hardware store.
Another item states that ''about one-
half of the male population of Craubrook visited Steele last week in attendance at St. Patrick's day ball," and one
wagon held the crowd. In tbe personal
column a local says : "Among the prominent guests of tt:e Cranbrook hotel last
week were the following : Maurice Quain,
Ottawa; R. Shaw, Fort Steele; H. Melton, Palmer's Bar; li. II. Small, Wnrd
ner; O, II. Miner, C. Martin, Winnipeg."
The difference in Craubrook ayearago
mid now is evidenced by rending .the
paper. It i.s now Impossible to keep track
of the many people who visit Cranbrook,
and no longer is a stranger noticed from
the fact that he is a stranger. A year
ago there were just live ladies iu the
town—Mis. Angus Morrison, Mra. R. L.
Pratt, Mrs. Byre, Mrs. Donohue ami
Miss Luzie McFhee, Today the town is
full of them. Ayearago the mail was
brought over from Steele by any one who
happened to he coming and thought of
it. Today Postmaster Beattie has the
best equipped office in East Kootenay,
and mall arrives nearly every day. A
year ago all freight was brought in by
wagons ond passengers by stage. Today
long freight trains haul iu tbe goods and
visitors arrive in passenger coaches from
the east and the west. A year ago the
line through Cranbrook was being sur
veyed. Today thousands of dollars have
been expended in permanent improve
ments by tbe railroad company in tbe
way of depot buildings, warehouses,
freight sheds, round house, etc. A year
ago everything that was used iu the way
of merchandise had to be purchased in
other towns, as tbere was not a store in
Craubrook. Today 110 town iu Kast
Kootenay has larger or finer stocks of
goods. A year ago no business was done
with neighboring districts ami mining'
camps. Today lhe outside trade with
Cranbrook amounts to thousands of dollars a mouth. A year ago a register was
hardly needed at the hotels. Today,
witb five hrge hotels and several boarding houses and restaurants, it is necessary to telegraph ahead if one wishes to
be sure of a room. A year ago the idea
of securing appropriations from the government for public buildings was considered preposterous. Today tbe money is
ready for a school house and government
Thus it can he seen Craubrook has
made rapid and substantial strides forward. At no time iu its brief career has
it faltered, but to the surprise of its most
enthusiastic supporters it has gone ahead
throughout the entire winter, and uow,
at the opening of another^ year, it ba;
brighter prospects than ever before. And
during tbe past year, week after week,
Thb IIBRAI.D has faithfully chronicled
the events of the place and labored for
the advancement ofthe town and the
best interests of the people. It has endeavored to be fair and impartial at all
times. No man has been permitted to
nse its columns for the injury of bis
neighbor, aud anything that savored of
petty spite or meanness has never been
countenanced. The publishers have felt
that they had a responsibility.—indeed
tbey have never failed to discharge that
responsibility for the good of all, according to tbeir best judgment.
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Revelstoke has been incorporated.
G. W. McDowell will erect sampling
works at Nelson.
The Great Northern hotel, Kaslo, was
destroyed by fire on the 7th inst.
Postoffices are soon to be established
at the town of Gladstone and at the McRae lauding on Christina lake.
Rosslaud is receiving her eastern Canada mail bv way ol Ibe Stntes and Spokane, thus saving two days' time ns compared with old reglations.
A fire at Dyea, recently, destroyed the
Palace and the Northern hotels, the Senate saloon, the court house and tbe ollice
of the Chilcoot Tramway com p.m v.
Nelson Miner : T. G. Proctor, manager for the Kootenay Valleys Compauy,
returned last night from a trip to Cruubrook, Port Steele and Wasa, where Inlet the contract for fencing a large acreage of the company's hinds in 1.4-ai Kootenay.
Grand Forks will shortly boast the
possession of tbe handsomest and most
modem hotel in Southern Britisb Columbia. The Yale, now under construction, will he ready for occupancy within
60 days. The total cost is estimated at
The wnter jackets for the furnaces at
the Hall Mines smelter have arrived and
will he placed in position as soou as possible. It is expected tbe lead furnaces
will he blown in about the end of next
week.—Nelson Miner, 9th.
The directors of the Merchants' Hank
of Halifax at a meeting held iu Halifax
a few days since, definitely decided to
build in Russia ml. The structure will
be three stories in lieighth aud will be
erected on tbe northwest corner of Washington street and Columbia avenue.
The Freight Tonnage.
The first train arrived in Cranbrook on
August 21, and since that day the freight
tonnage for this point has rapidly increased. There is not a week but what
shows a substantial increase over tbe
previous one, which is a uiost excellent
criterion by which to judge ofthe business .done in Cranbrook. Iu fact, so
heavy has been the business, aud to
rapid the increase, that the compauy is
now enlarging its freight house at this
point to twice its former size, in spite of
tbe fact that it is one of the largest on
tbe road. Thia condition emphasizes
the statement that Cranbrook is a great
distributing point, In fact as well as in
Great Increase la Postoffice Business.
Tbe Craubrook postoffice was opened
on September 1. Prior to that time all
Cranbrook mail came by the way of
Fort Steele, and was veiy heavy owing
to the construction of tbe railroad going
on at this point then. Yet, notwithstanding the heavy mail received at that
time, due to a temporary cause, the
weekly receipts have increased so rapidly that today there is at least four times
as much mail matter received here, and
this increase is based on a permanent
business foundation. Postmaster Bent-
tie also has charge of the distribution of
mail for tributary postal points, such a*
Fernie, Wardner, St. Eugene Mission,
Swansea, Moyie, Creston, North Star
and (Sullivan mines and Wild Horse.
"Straws show which way thc wind
blows," aud the amount of mail matter
received in a town is a strong indication
as to Ihe volume of bus hies.-; transacted.
Postmaster Beattie saysthis increase has
beeu steady, which shows tbat it compares with the steady growth iu the
Three Mails a Week.
Cranbrook is advancing rapidly iu tbe
way ol government recognition. The
latest step in this direction is the granting of three mails per week, or rather
giving mails on each of the regular trains
which means three mails each week
from the east mnl the same from tbe
west. This is a change that Is much appreciated by the people of Cranbrook
and ia probably due to the efforts of Mr.
linstock, who promised when be visited
here recently to secure this improvement as soon aa he could after his return to Ottawa.
It Was Largely Attended and Considerable
Work Wis Done.
The regular monthly meeting of the
board of trade was held Tuesday evening at the office of the townsite com-
pady. Vice President Smith was in the
chair and Mr. Robinson officiated aa
Several health measures were discussed
and it was decided that it would be tar
better for tbe community to use pits for
closets instead of the box system, and
that the few wells io use on the flat
should be closed,
Tbe question of a site for the school
bouse and the government building was
discussed, and the opinion of those
present aeeuied to be in favor of a location in the south part of town. Messrs.
Mclnnes and Smythe were appointed to
confer witb the townsite company relative to the matter.
The matter of fire service was presen
ted and discussed.
Messrs. Moffat, Laidlaw and McVittie were named as a committee to confer
with tbe proper authorities relative to
Cranbrook's share of the road appropriation.
The question of a constitution and the
election of new officers were discussed
brieflly, and laid over until another meeting.
A letter from the townsite company
was read, setting forth tbat tbe company
would arrange a roadway at once to
Baker hill and also clean up the street
in front of reserved lots on Baker street
and build sidewalk in front of them.
Tbe meeting then adjourned.
Building Notes.
Parrot Brothers new building is about
J. Crier is building a neat verandah on
bis residence.
Tbe C. P. R. freight house is being enlarged to twice its present capacity.
N. Hanson is having a laundry building put up in tbe rear ofthe Cosmopolitan hotel.
The second story has been added to
the post office building, and carpenters
are now finishing the interior.
Tbe store building erected by V. Hyde
Baker for Schofield & Co. is completed,
and tbe firm is now getting tbe stock in
The frame for J. Leask's new two-
story building ou Baker street is now up
nnd the work of finishing is being push
ed rapidly forward.
Hello, There)
Hnve   you   used  Goldsworth's   Tea ?
livery package guaranteed.
Port Stbbi.h mhrcantilk Co,
f Saves Threatening Trouble
in tbe Old World.
Heavy   War   CLiims   Piescnted-
Canad.i Wins  the  Hockey
London. March t i.—The British Hon
id lhe Russian bear eame to uncomfortably close quarters thli week orer
the Chinese Imbroglio, The newspapers
bad already begun to talk of a -terious
crisis and grave outlook, but the diplu-
tchman  again  Bncceeded iu
warding oil .1 collision on ihe subject of
the Northern railroad, a conflict being
averted by a Russian backdown, according to the [ingoes, and by a compromise,
according to more Impartial observers,
Tbe real explanation of the affair ap-
pears to be that Russia made a protest
against the British railroad contract,
partly as a feeler, and 1 partly a warning.
11 the British premier had shown weak*
i, Russia would have persisted, but
any esse, Russia by her protest elicited a ministerial statement in the house
of commons* that the conditions of the
1 did not constitute foreign control.
Thus Russia obtained a pledge thai no
iuch Interpretation would he placed on
the contract In the event of default,
which is a further substantia] concession
the   Kit—i in  claims   In  Northern
China. 0:i lhe Other hand Lord Salisbury so red in seem log n withdrawal of
the Russian protest,
Honors 10 the Qeeeo.
Bdukjkb Sur-Mkr, March il—.Immense crew i; awaited tbe arrival in the
harbot  of the  special   steamer bearing
Queen Victoria, while the town and all
the resets in   the  port   were decorated
wiih bunting and the route from the
quay to the railway station was lined
witb {troops.   A  brilliant gathering of
military and naval officers and promi-
neut civil officials boarded lhe steamer
and were introduced to the queen, wbo.
speaking in French, cordially thanked
them for ihe welcome extended to her.
Several superb baskets of flowers and a
number of engravings repiesenting the
last visit of H.-r Majesty at Bulogne
in ii-;;, -aere pre-remeu lo the royal visitor. As the queen's special train drew
out of the station an artillery salute was
Rear) War Claims.
WASHtKGTOJf, March 1 i —The department 01 s-ate has received claims to the
amount of $21,000 000 on account of
property destroyed in Cuba belonging to
American citizr-r.s. and also on account
of injuries sustained bv citizens for which
pecuniary indemnity is --ought.
Canada Won.
NEW VORK, March 11 —In tbe International hockey fcame U night between
Victorias of Monirea. and the learn representing ail New Vork. the visitors won
by 5 to 4. It t.-ok an extra period of 35
minutes to decide the w inners.
A l'i. fining Deal.
JtJHfiAO, Alaska, Feb. 27. via San
Francisco, March 11 —The property of
the Paude Basin Gold Placer Company
is reported to have been leased for five
years to F. P. Voorhees who is said to
represent a New Vork syndicate. The
rental is fixed at $2,650,000 In 1'ande
basin is a lake out of which early latt
January was drained 01 feet of water to
make a tunnel in order to leave exposed
gold bearing sand on the beach, A mining expert named Turner reported, it is
said, to the New York syndicate represented by Voorbees, that tiie sand would
yield (83 to the ton. and that there was
then on that average at least £7,000,000
insight. Many mining men here are
incredulous over the ileal,
Tbey All Like Ihe Cosmopolitan.
The popularity ol thc Cosmopolitan
hole) is evidenced by the large number
stopping there each day, and the class
of people who seek quarters there. Last
Monday the register showed among a
loug list of names those of tbe following
prominent gentlemen: W. Blakemore,
manager of tbe Crows Nest Coal company; Bullock Webster, in charge of the
provincial police; W. Tuttle, ofthe Royal hotel at I'ernie; Judge Foriu, of Nelson; N. McLeod Currau, manager of the
Nortli Star mine; G. It. Hrown, of Winnipeg; G. H. Dixon, of Hamilton,
Clean Uy Your Premises.
The town health committee, acting in
conduction with Commissioner Armstrong, is preparing notices to be served
on all property owners and renters urging the necessity of prompt work iu
clearing up iheir premises as soon as the
weather is aoft enough to permit it.
The work is an important one and the
health ofthe community will depend to
a great extent the next few mouths on
how well it is done.
Luii-ii'ik .Suicides.
Cadoarvi n W.T.. March ii,-*Cou*
stable Baldwin, ol the N. W. M. P , committed suicide this morning at the bar*
racks bere by shooting himself with a
revolver.   An Inquest ts being held.
War on Ameriisn Heel.
Bbbmh, March it.—The testimopy
in the MileS'Bagan beef disputes! Washington has furnished the Agrarian press
here with welcome material for the war
on American meat. Some of the comments nn- extremely uncomplimentary
to the American packers.
ficn. (iomez Removed.
II iv.iSA, Ma Hi ii 11.—The Cuban
military assembly, in public session this
afternoon. Impeached General Maximo
Gome/, and removed him from his command as general-ln-chief of tbe Cuban
army. The chief cause was the acceptance of the United States' offer of fy-
000,000 and the agreement to disband
the Cuban army.
By the Way!
Have  you   used   Goldsworlh's  Tea ?
Every package guaranteed.
Fort Stkki.r Mkrcantii.ii Co,
tSlcnoxraplier Cannot Mold Iiln Notes,
Victoria, March 11.—Tlie full court
today gave judgment on the appeal from
the decision of Mr. Justice Brake In Pender vs War I'.agle, refusing to order stenographer Jones to deliver a transcript of
his notes in the case, which be withheld
on account of the department disputing
the amount of his claim for pay, CRANBROOK  HERALD
-*a ,.,.. m iiw-in. g .#•»■'■■'" '        "
THURSDAY, MAHC?H   1G.   1899
:-i      HTKIIMS Of Sl'llSl'KIITKIN: ***"r—
Tni' HBRAL.D is now one year old.
Ne\t week it starts on its second yenr.
During the past twelve months it has
never let an opportunity pass to say
something that might prove beneficial
to the town and the people. The publishers have never indulged in wild, speculative guesses about the fulure of the
towu. They have been conservative in
their work,  and  in  consequence   have
nothing to retract after the end of twelve
months. What they have snid would be
done has been done ns rapidly as conditions would permit. Tbey have iiuiin-
taitied that Cranbrook was the natural
center uf this territory, nnd must necessarily secure a vast amount of outside
trade, uud  the results show that lhey
were right, They maintained tbnt Cran*
brook would naturally be selected ns the
headquarters ior (Inns doing  business
throughout Southeast Kootenay, and the
fact llial this town is now the headquarters for nearly every company of the
kind iu this district shows that Ihe stand
was well taken. Tin-: IIkkai.d has always held to the policy that the growth
of Cranbrook did nut mean that other
towns in the district would suffer, but
that all would urow and enjoy prosperity. Till'; IlKRAl.i) believes ill Smith-
east Kootenay and is liberal enough iu
its hopes and desires to wish for prosperity for every town in'tlie district. It
has labored for the good of the district
ns n whole, nnd Craubrook in particular,
nnd will continue to jlo so in the future.
And, iu this connection, we might add
that as Tin; HKRAI.D is [doing what it
cuu for advancing the best interests of
Cranbtuok, it would hewell.for the'peo-
pie of Cranbrook lo see that] every resident is u subscriber ,to Till-; Hkuam).
As a rule the people hnve been loyal In
this reaped, while lhe business men have
shown thai lhey appreciateed the work
of Thk Hkrai.d and) have been steadfast iu their support. Let the good work
goon. It is good business for all concerned.
"Everything tends to show at this
time that Cranbrook ami Nelson will he
the two leading towns of lhe Kootenays,"
This remark was made recently by a
gentleman well posted in both East
and West Kootenay. The rapid'development of Nelson asji trnde center for
West Kootenay shows lhat he is right
there, and i the wonderful ijrowth of
Cranbrook thejpast year/would indicate
that he is also right in bis prophecy of
Cast KootenaV.-ii.The conditions thai
govern Nelson uud'.llierconditiotis that
govern Cranbrook ; are quite similar,
both enjoy] great advantages from a
geographical; standpoint, which makes
each lown the natural center of its respective territory. Ivach town enjoys
exceptional railroad advantages lhat
will be increased within a very short
time. Bach place is the natural and
actual distributing point for its territory
at the present liiui*,»jniid so far as can be
seen now neither town .has a rival in its
respective field, both towns are grow
big, and yrowiiigi.rapidly. Nelson, already tenjor twelve years old, is a thriving city of 5000. Cranbrook, hardly one
year old, is a hustling,', busy lowucof
over 7110 people.^ Tbe growth^of Nelson
has been due to her advantageous position, nnd this comparison i is made to
show the striking similarity between the
two towns, and also to show tbut auy
statement made as to tbe growth and
prosperity thai is to come to Craubrook
is bused oifu legitimate foundation.
Cranbrook is^coticeded to be the ]nat-
ural center of SouthJiast Kootenny. It
is doing tbe business of its territory now,
aud will it continue, to control that business for all time to come. Business
makes towns, and Cranbrook has the
business, The town bus continued to
grow better from the time] ItJJwaa first
started There hns been no let up, and
no boom, llut'just as [sure nseny followed night, nud Lnight [.followed dny.
Crnubrook lias moved ahead week after
week, with her population iticreiising,
her business iiicreusing,' undj|tbe confidence ofthe people'jncreusing. Conditions contiol in the making of towns,
and all the conditions have been favorable to* Craubrook. That .is who she is
such 11 good town today, and that is why
everyone acquainted with Bast KooUt*
nay knows that she is bound to he a
greut commercial city.
I'ort Steele is the only railway cciiler
in British Columbia without a railroad.
Crnubrook has (ustStarted. Die next
twelve months will be hummers in this
Crnubrook has made u great stride for
twelve short months, but the next twelve
months wilt see a much greater growth
and increased prosperity.
The best evidence of confidence in a
town is the money invested. Thousands
are being invested in Cruubrook in permanent improvements ut this lime, nnd
there is more to follow.
Knch citizen of Cranbrook bus one
duty that should not be neglected, That
is to renew his subscription to The Hi»u-
ai.ii if he is a subscriber, and to subscribe at once if he is not one now.
Tbo number of railroad men whn will
be permanently employed in Craubrook
wilhin six months time will form a large,
healthy payroll Already il is a big feature, aud ibe number is constantly increasing.
ty The Herald
Has the best equipped office in the Kootenays.
Its facilities for turning out first=class Job r
Printing are complete.   Send in an order and */]y
become convinced of the fact. *^#
"I am Ion (••'.ome," said Susie to Robbie-
"Won't you ko and play with me,
I havo a play-house—a pretty -jlay-tiouse-
down under th-.- uid uak tree,
And my toys und dolls are all down there.
und on; there are the prettiest leaves!
And Robbie, 1 found two t-punow's nests
too—old nests that dropped rrom the
And 1 fixed them un on some tiny shelves,
und oh! everything is su nlcel
Won't  you  BO dowu there und pluy with
mo 7
ir you win, I'll kiss you twice.
"1 um lonesome by myself in the piny**
And everything Is so nice;
1 ihinu you mlghl «•■ play with me, Rob«
If yuu wilt, I'll kiss you Iwleo"
Thon with boyish contempt hu answered
(she wan six and lie *^as eight).
"1 don't tur. anything for your play-house,
and the b 1 gin ,,1 dolls 1 hato;
And your leaves uud bird's nests nre nothing if tin y do look so protty and nlea;
Bu I don't ihlnk 1 cure (o ga wilh you, oven
ihinii-h you would kiss mc twice,"
Thon hor little lips quivered with anguish
and the chiid'H heart swelled with
Whilo the tears run down the sort little
He huw it, then answered again:
"Why, Susie, you know I was Joking,
Don't cry, little sweetheart, Sue;
Let mo get my rooky-horse and new toy
And I'll play all day with you."
The years had passed by all swiftly with
their medley or pleasure uml pain,
And ono day I hoard those tow love words
in tho spot by the shaded lano:
"i am lonesome," said Robblo to Susie,
"won't yon come und pluy with mo''
1 hnvo bull I ua a house, a pretty new house,
down undor tho old oak troo.
And  'tis tlxod nil  snugly and neatly, 'Us
ei.r.y and ohecrful and warm—
if you'll go ni lovo you forever and pro-
toot and shield you from harm."
"I am lonesome by myself In the new houso.
And "lis cozy and cheerful and warm;
I  think  you  might  ,:<> und live with mo,
And I'll love you und Shield you from
Then with wnrmui's porvorsoness she answered iho lover's plea of Uie man:
'I don't believe I'll go to your new house; I
really don't SCO how 1 can.
And your mat, now rooms aro nothing, If
thoy do look so oozy and warm;
■3o I don't think i caro to go with you, ever
though you would shield mo from
rhon Lhe man felt the thrill of anguish,
the man's heart swelled with pain;
Hut she Biuilud as Bhe looked toward him,
then softly answorod again:
'Why, Robbie, you know I wus Joking,  '
l um always your sweetheart true;
Let us sei tiie wedding day, Robbie,
And I'll go und live wlih you."
—Finis Garrett, in Nashville Banner.
Freshen mix herring for 84 htftfrvthen
cut thein In pieces and pluee iu udish
iu which they ure to be nerved.   Place
one cupful of not very strong vinegar In
a sauco pan, odd the beaten yolks of six
eggs, oni'-half pound butter, two large
grated onions, une heaping* tenspoonful
of miisln.nl uud one tablespoonful of
sugar. Siir over the firo to a cream awl
when cool pour ovor tho pieces of lish.
Serve with bard boiled eggs, mushrooms, gherkins or bul ton onions.—-Toledo Hbide.
New Stationery
I carry a complcle-line of
Also a circulating library.  Good read*
ing for little money.
Try Our 5c Cigars.   dM
Opposite Cranbrook hotel.
Promptly Attended tc.
Contractor and
Plans and specifications furnished on
application. l*,sliuiates made on buildings. Our work will be satisfactory iu
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Cranbrook, - _ B. C.
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-Dealers In-
Mines and
Real Estate,
Mines anil lands surveyed.       Insurance
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5      - BY MAJ. ALFRED R. CALHOUN.      J
THK plagues of the mining oauips
in the far weBt were tho bulllea
and desperadoes who, Ignoring honest
Industry, lived by gambling or eveu
These fellows Always go armed, curry
themsolveB with u swagger und flgtira**
lively drag thoir coat tulla on tho
ground at ull times in iho hope thnt
somo one will glvu thom an exeuie to
I'iiirpluy Ih ii very good iiuine for a
town or rump, und Pnlrplay, Col., is today u thriving, luwnblding placo, but,
liko ull western towns, it hud to pass
through nil tho Btngea of social evolution from tho absolute barbarity oflts
beginning to the high civilization of tho
There ore many men not yel beyond
middle lift* who distinctly remember
ihe Ilrst hut erected In Palrplay, and
who retain u vivid recollection of thc
first hotel, the Great Western, which
was composed of three rooms, ono canvas, one log and tho other unpinned
hoards. Though this establishment
olalmed to furnish "accommodations
for man and beast," it had no Btablc
for horses, and nil its lodgers hud to
sleep iu hunks in one room, whilobrend
und bacon constituted tho bill of fare,
with now and then sugarless coffee.
The "extras" were composed wholly of
hnd cigars, strong chewing tobacco and
whisky of a kind so much viler than the
ordinary fluid that one driiJ< of it bus
been known to produce nil the effects
of delirium tremens ou u man unaccustomed to It, und il always produced
ti homicidal mania in thoso who indulged In it as often as once a week.
The bur of the Clreat Western wns
tho rendezvous, the headquarters, for
nil the miners und teamsters in the
vicinity, ami you may be sure Hint ii
wus u constant resort for the gamblers
and desperadoes who always swarm
about a new mining town like Hies
about a sugar hogshead in July.
For tin* accommodation 'if the lntter
class, with whom he was in full sympathy, and with an eye to his own gain
—In* hail only ono oyo—the landlord of
the Great Western had fitted up a place
for playing faro, and u number of pine
tables on whioh those so Inclined-—-and
it- wns surprising how many wen1 so
inclined—could play that alluring but
most uncertain game called poker,
At thiH time there wore only two
women in Falrplay, viz., Mrs. Chamberlain, tho wife of the principal inlno
superintendent, and Dizzy Chamberlain,
lu*r daughter.
.Some men, wi'ih wives aud daughters
at home in the states, rather blamed
M*r. Chamber lain for subjecting his family in Hu- hardships Inseparable from
such.a life, luil, had lhey known that
the devoted wife and daughter insisted
on accompanying him und' sharing his
l rials, they would not have been bo hard
Jn iheir judgment,
Arthur Lyons, a fine young fellow of
four and "twenty, wns Mr. Chamberlain's
assistant, and as he boarded with liis
employer ii was pretty generally con**
ceded that he hnd "the Inside track" so
far ns Lizzy wns concerned, nnd Mint
their marriage wns only n question of
There was, however, In Fnlrplny, one
mnn who emphatically refused to believe that Lizzy Chamberlain looked
kindly on Arthur Lyons, and this man
was known ns "Red" Snlvely, the first
name being given to designate his complexion nnd the Bnngulne color of his
lied Snively wished lo be known as
"The Mountain Terror," and he tried
hard to have tiie name attach to himself, but ns the majority of the miners
looked upon him as a nuisance rather
tlmn n terror the name did not stick
to auy grenl extent.
Ited Snively was a swaggering, ever-
armed braggart, He was supposed to be
a silent partner in the Greut Western
hotel, and ii wns a mailer of notoriety
that all Hie gamUllng features of the
establishment were under his Immediate charge,
He claimed .Missouri 08 his home,and
when he became confidential—which
was always (hecase when rhe game was
going agolnBl him—he would hint thai
he was forced to come weal "owln* to n
Utile oiil'tln*scrape"holiadovcr.agamo
of enrds.
With tho brazen effrontery of hla
class, Red Snively mado himself very
ohjeotlounblo to Lizzy Chamberlain by
his disgusting attentions) so much bo,
indeed, thai she dreaded lo venture out
unless accompanied by her father or
Arthur Lynns,
On one ocension lhe hitler told Rod
Snively very eniplmtioully thnt his conduct was disagreeable in MivsCliamlicr-
lain, and lhat il must be slopped, and
this was snid with such calm emphasis
that the 'bully was not left in any
doubt as lo the young man's meaning
nor of his determination to enforce his
In addition t'o its mnny other uses the
Great Western wns i'he post office nl
which the weekly—more often tho
monthly-—mail was delivered.
One rainy afternoon nfter Ihe mall
hnd come in Arthur Lynns went up In
pet ,mo ever-welcome letters nnd papers
from the east.
While her wns leaning against the
damp bar waiting for the man behind
il to look over the odrliresses of the
parcels thnt had come by post, he felt
a heavy hand on his shoulder, nnd at
the same time he heard' Ited Snively
saying, in n mocking, bantering tone
that meant nils-clef:
"Come, Lyons, join me and we'll
drink to the health nf the beauty of
Afl Arthur shook the fellow's huge
hand from his shoulder, he. wild, vory
"I do nut drink." '    '*'"
"You don't, eh?" sneered Red Snively.
"1 do not."
"Then I'll drink for two."
Tlie barkeeper handed Red Snively
a. bottle and a glass. Half filling the
latter, he raised il toward his lips, but,
stopping as if he hatk suddenly changed,
his mind, he shouted, with.an oathi
"No gentleman ever drinks alone 1"
and with this lie threw the contents
nf the gtnsa into Arthur Lynns' luce.
The unexpected explosion of a bomb
could nut huvo caused greater consternation than did Hi i.s unwarranted net.
Men leaped frum the tables UUdlBOUg'lit
places of safety, for such au IubuII they
fell   must   bo  followed by immediate
Ited Snively cxpected.to us-e htsplstol,
for in* drew it, bul before he could (Ire,
Arthur Lyons seized lhe arm thut hold
the pistol with hla left hand, and with
Ids own right he planted a blow between the riillhin's red eyesthntoauBed
him to fall as if n bullet had been Kent
through his bruin.
"No more fighting here," jslmuted u
number of men, rushing In between
Arthur and the man whom thc hind-
lord of the Great Western was helping
from the tloor. "If there's to be shoot-
in' let it me done fair and, square outside under the rules of the code, und not
iu a crowded bar whar Innocent men
may get popped over."
"1 agree to that!" roared Red Snively, who had now recovered himself.
"Landlord, you'll act as my second."
"I'll do that and take your place if
you e*o down," replied the landlord,
whn was only little less of a brute than
the man he was-championing.
''And I'll act for this gentleman,"
said a tall man, who hud been silting
unnoticed since be reached the place,
a few hours before, with thc mail-carrier. He hatd n long, black heard, his
hal, was slouched, nnd his conl collar
turned up so that but little of his face
could be seen, bul there was that in his
voice and bearing that convinced the
lookers-on thnt he whs no ordinary
As the stranger took his place beside Arthur, whn acknowledged!the offer by a courteous bow, he drew from
under Ids cont two revolvers and he
held them wilh the peculiar tfrip of a
man who knew how to use them.
"Have you a pood pistol?" askeit the
stranger, ns he took Arthur's arm and
led, him out. of the hotel in the direction
Red Snively bad taken.
"I have not," replied Arthur,
"Then take this, It is loaded, and hns
n fine lmlr trigger. Are you a good
Arthur took the pistol tho stranger
handed him nnd replied;
"1 am not, and so you must, place tliis
mnn so close to me that his superior
(■kilt will not result to my dlsadvanr
"Leave the whole thing to me, nnd do
not Interfere, no matter what I propose," said tlio strnnger, pressing the
young mon's arm.
"You appear to be a gentleman, and I
will do us you say," replied Arthur,
The crowd In the bar camo out In the
ruin to see the due!, all taking care, to
bo out of range,
"I propose," said tho landlord, "that
we plnee our men nl ten paces with revolvers, we seconds 'II toss up for the
word, and then they're to fire and keep
firing till one or the other goes down-.'
"I'll do nothing of the kind," replied
the stranger, Jn tones that evinced coolness nnd determination; "this bully,"
pointing to Snively with his revolver,
"is a good shot; my man is not. I propose they shall shoot across a pocket
handkerchief, or let only one pistol be
used; we'll draw lots to see which man
shall take it. Arc you agreed?" ho
askod, turning to Arthur,
"I ngree tn whatever you sny—"
"But 1 don't!" shouted lied Snively.
"This nin't to lie n murder, but a duel."
"A murder! "cried the stranger, striding toward the bully. "Do you dare to
speak of murder?"
"I want n fair fight," replied Snively.
"A fnir fight is impossible without an
equality of skill anil force. Yon would
not fight, you cur, if you did not feel
that you had all the advantage on your
■.uie" suid the stranger, with stinging
"Mehbn you'd like to change placet"
with your man," said the landlord of
the. Great Western.
"ThnI is exact ly what I proposed to do
from tho first," Bold the stranger, "This
Is iny fight," he lidded, turning to Arthur Lyons. "Hoartoo out, t have been
Bearchlng for this murderer for a yenr.
und now, after 0 hunt of 1(1,000 miles. 1
have liim under my pistol, and uo man
cau fire at him till I huve squared my
"Who arc you?" demanded Snively,
ids countenance purple und his thick
lips trembling withexoltement,
"I am GeorgalMercc, the twin brother
nf Henry Pierce whom you murdered in
St. Louis one year ago."
The stranger threw off his elottk and
false beard, nnd stood before tho cowed
desperado—Hyperion facing a Satyr.
"Stand back, men, nud let ns have it
out, Coward and murderer though this
Snively is, 1 will give htm a chance for
hts vile life—"
The men dropped back and Snively
suddenly rnised his pistol and fired.
He was in the act of cocking his pislot
again, when the young stranger rnised
his anu.
A crack, a puff of silvery smoke nod n
crimson spot iu the. center of the man's
forehend, who lay dead before the barroom door,
One hour after this George Plercft
shook hands with Arthur Lyons und
rode away from the mountain camp, tho
preserver of one mnn's life and the
avenger of another's,
Soon ufter this the landlord of the
Great Western bad to (ly the camp, ami
was subsequently lynched lu Nevada.
Arthur Lyons is to-day on<* of Colorado's most prominent citizens, nnd he
ofton tells his children of the enrly
days of 1'uirplny nnd of the duel he
clinic near fighting on account ot their
mother.—N. Y, Ledger.
How It Tore a laottUb Army utlici-'t.
Clotlilnic  tu  ri'.-u-.ini-ntt*.
"A mosi remarkable example of the
terrible effects of u lightning stroke
is described in the London Graphic.
Maj. Jameson, formerly of the Scot*
tish (titles, accompauled by bin fnthor
and mother, went  Into u meadow   In
pick mushrooms. Maj. Juuiesou was
some distance In front, uud thore wns
a Blnglo chip of thunder and flash of
lightning, which frightened Mrs. Jameson, and she ami her huibatul weal Into
a wood and returned to tho house, expecting thai Maj, Jameson would follow.
About half an hour Inter Mnj. Jnim-
Bon was found by a game keeper. !y-
lug nn his face in the Hold quito dead,
Around hlm.ln a radius of several yards,
were his clothes und boots, which hud
been turn and scattered aboul in nn
extraordinary manner. Tho lightning
nppearod to hnve struck Maj. Jameson on tho right sido of the head, tearing lhe cap lie was wearing to pieces,
and burning his hair off. It then
passed inside his collar, down the front
of hts body nud bothlegB, into bis bunts,
which   were tnrn to atoms, and then
passed Into the ground, tearing n hole
about 18 inches in circumference and
three inches deep.
The deceased man's collar was torn
into 100 pieces, none lnrger than a sixpence, the front of liis jacket was rent
into ribbons, nnd the jacket and nnder-
vest literally tnrn to shreds, and the
knickerbockers he wan wearing were
stripped off and scattered on the
ground. Maj. Jameson's Btocklngsand
gaiters were similarly torn in pieces,
and nn the hoots the lightning had a remarkable effect.
Id   the   Good   Old   Day*  n Mnn  Had
In the life of a modern business community a man must beware uf too mueh
wisdom, says the Chautauquan. The
specialist is tbe man who succeeds and
having ouce set his hand to au occupation one dare nevor leave it under pen-
ulty of failure in whnt he haa chosen ns
liis life work. In the west all tliis was
different. Versltillty was a necessity.
The successful man must know how to
do many things, The gleanings of anv
one field of activity were too small to
afford a living at themselves. This fact
wus accepted by the citizens of lhe.
country, sometimes with a. grim humor
which marked the west.
A yonng lawyer in a western town
had out a Blgn which read: "John
Jones, attornoy-at-law. Real estate and
insurance. Collectionspromptly a ttentl-
ed to at all linum of tho dny or night.
Good Ohio eider for sale at live cents n
glass." A storekeeper had on his window the legend! "Wall paper ami marriage licenses," thus announcing two
commodities fnr which there wus a
very small demand. One. t>f the prominent citizens  of such a town was a
gambler, a farmer, a llghtor   nnd   a
action! teacher all in une, There seemed
to the minds of the Inhabitants of the
country nothing Incongruous in this
mixing up of occupations, It being
taken for granted that a man Would
endeavor to make n living in the ways
for which he seemed best tilted.
Matheiuatii'ii In the Shop „( a Colorado Curia Doiiii-r.
Charlie Chan, a Chinese ourjo dealer
of Colorado Springs, Col., is a mathematician whose ability to solve the most
intricate of problems with almost
lightning capacity, by use of a Chinese
abacus, has Just enme to light", says the
Boston Transcript. Some eastern tourists made purchases nf Chun the othor
day aggregating $380.82. These purchases ranged from 5 cents to $:i5. The
Chinaman took his ruck and before thc
tourists were aware he was counting
had the correct result.
This excited the purchasers to ask
questions about the mode of calculation, and to glvo Chan sums to do. The
party found that the merchant from the
orient had raarvelOUH lulent in handling1 figures. College professors were
tOld nf tin* prodigy, antl to satisfy themselves went to his shop to put him to a
test. Problems, ponderous and intricate, were given to liim, but he
proved equal to them all aud displayed
ti dexterity in handling his beads and
an accuracy in computation that caused
the professors to pronounce him a
wopder. Chun is regarded as the
wealthiest Chinaman in Colorado and is
it successful business man uf 35 years of
»ge. He proudly traces his aneesiry
back fur 8,000 years. His musical talent
Is also remarkable.
Trees Thnt drow piui«>n.
This is the nsofar, whioh grows In lhe
southern districts of Nubia/ It yields a
gum known to donlerij as godnrof, or
Honour gum. Dr. Sellwcinfurl tells us
that wlicu the wind blows nlining iis
brunches it produces n Bound very much
like thnt of n (Iuto. These musical
properties nre due to the fact Hint the
hnse of the thorns, with which its
branches are plentifully provided, is
perforated by an insect in search ofthe
Btlclty sap. The wind blowing In lho.se
little holes transforms the thorns into
miniature flutca,
A Cnrlou* Sii|ii>rt4(lllon.
Among the superstitions of the Seneca Indians was one most beautiful one.
When a young maiden died they imprisoned n young bird until it tlrst began to try its powers of snug, and then,
loading it with caresses and messages,
they loosed Its bonds over her grave, In
tlie helief that It would not fold its
wings nor close its eyes until it hnd
flown to the spirit land nml delivered its
precious burden of affection to the
loved nnd lost one.
Steam Power,
The steam power of thc world mny bo
reckoned ns equivalent to lhe strength
of 1,000,000,000 of men, which is more
than twice the number of workmen existing- . .,-,;...
This is the name of the new
town at the foot of Moyie
Lots are being sold rapidly, and
arrangements have been completed
for a number of new buildings that
will be erected without delay.
Lumber isjon the ground for depot buildings.
For prices and terms see
Townsite Agent.
1 The Cranbrook  I
I Lumber Co.
I        Saw and Planing Mills
I :::AT
-AU,   KIN I IS   OF	
| Rough and
1 Dressed Lumber, f
| Dimension Lumber,
j Shingles and
I flouldings.
T. A. Creighton,
The Grocer.
Have you seen his stock ?   It includes the best of everything,
fresh and up to date.
Notions, Furnishings, etc.
Fruit, Fish and Oysters.
The housewife and the bachelor should ileal with him,   It will pay Ihem.
The Purity 0f our druSs alld chemicals
Thp \rrufnrv With which our prescrip-
i iiw num aw^ tions are prepared, and
TllP ^frahiH-h/ 0f a" our Preparations,
i lie aSidUH.iy combined with fair dealing, are the sterling qualities on which wcare
building an honest business.
ISSSa Post Office Drug Store,
R. E. BEATTIE, Prop'r.
*-i  ip  f»  **n  tn
, , . .\vii»k'''-ili: nnd Retail HcnliT* la
General Merchandise.
............. .ffl ®. • • m ••♦ .."". <•>
M. Mclnnes g Co.
Wholesale and Retail...
Fernie, Wardner,
Fort Steele,
Calling Cards at The Herald Office,   dt   dt THE   HERALD.
Tho ■.•iirjwiiKhi'iiiuiii lu utterly burnt!
ful. bur it Isn't won!i t\ loontk—St, J-oiili
Although the poo-jk' u* Fftrls ont otqj
14.000 horses ewiy'year, they ftcquln
hor**e sensu very sloivly. after nil.—Uultl-
more News.
WhenevernChlni-se statesman begius tt
know too mueh, they chop off the ond ol
him thnt he uses for knowing purpofos.—
Denver Post.
A new telegraphlu Idea transmits Jt.ooc
words a minute. Talking Ilko a Btroali
ot lightning in nothing like this.—Phlla
■id-ilii'i Tl nits.
Thopowan »ro now pruotlcally agroed
on disarmament, Tin- only detail to U
■ittled Is who is to bu dls-inii.-d—liiilli-
more American.
.Mnny steamers ure reportpd lost in the
Yukon, bill It Isn't stilted thai uny nl
tlieui Mink by being overloaded with gold.
—N iish vi Ilo Manner,
Tho bloyolo U almost n solecism In Paris now, uml tho i'i ii.iiniiiii trloyala or landau Willi's In nnd out Un* traiflo nl UO
inllos mi hour,—London Mull.
Il'» Idto I   that  Ihnl   Imrhid wln< >-iin-
earn that has consolidated with uno ur
two other plants in tlio west won't tit on
Its product »lion It wants to rosl.- 1'hihi-
dul-ililn Inquirer.
n.i-,1 nn in ii. iiHvuiu duotlmeawoman's
olubhousoon Oonoon Mill. Tlio promoters
of llm new building lmv'i gui bo far iili'iif**
hh to voto tu liny H site lu that quarter ol
th» olty.
Civilisation in spreading rapidly In Japan.   Peoria lm* Just shlppud to that ooun<
try ii tmlnluiid of fltooho] to Uo used lu the
manufacture of Mm-uies* powder mid
Tho niovoraeut "to prevent drafts iu
theaters" ts emnmondnble. tat un nteo
hnve one to prevent thirsts. PorbnpB una
tu prevent fronts would also bu u|i|iro-
clutcd—by thu managers.—Now York
The following aro a few foots which
Would B«nn tn prove tlmt Phtlntleli-hm's
"iIowiil'Ps" is a mutter of recent development, for it was Buroly in thu vanguard
of civilization at ouo time, judging from
these ntntuiiii'-its:
The first law school in America opened
In Philadelphia In 17P0.
The first Amerlciin QngwasmnduKt 239
Arch street, rhlludelphin.
The Ilrst American volunteer fin-' company was organized In Philadelphia in
Philadelphia Is the leading manufacturing city in the United States und the
The first medical school in tbo United
Stntes wus inaugurated ln Philadelphia
In 1751.
The mariners' quadrant was invented
by Thomas Godfrey in German town, Philadelphia, in 17B0.
Tho flrst coins mnde In the United
Ktatos were Btruok ut 2'J Nortli Seventh
street, Philadelphia.
Tho Philadelphia waterworks, the first
of tho kind in tiii* country, wero cm*--
menced on May 2, 179».
Tho first public library in tho United
States was the Philadelphia, founded by
Benjamin Franklin in 1731.
Tbo flret expedition fitted out ln North
America for sretloexploration Balled from
Philadelphia on liiirch 4, 1763.
Tho flrst school of anatomy in North
America was opened by Dr. Willinm Ship-
pen in Philadelphia on Nov. 20, 1769.
Tho Pcnnsylvnnlo hospital, the flrst established in America devoted to tho reilei
of the elck, was chartered by tho assembly.
Gold nnd lllamunilii at tli« Hot 4 urn of
tin* Ben*
On the Cornish coast, abont flvemlhu
from tliu Llsard. It Is quite comiuun to
pick up Hpnnish dollars which hnve I. n
washed ashore from tbo wreck of a gaUnon
that went down tn 1784 with a Iot-m
amount of bullion on board.
It is surprising that with all the modern
appliances for diving, syatomntio attempts
ure no: more frequently made to recover
treasure from the deep.
As early ns 1698 a grent deal of treasure
wns recovered, Incliiuing the historical
golden cup which once liekniited to Pred*
erlek, kin* of Slolly, from tho wreck of
am? of tho ships of tho "Invincible armada."
In 1(180 nn American named Willinm
Phlpps came over from Virginia to this
oountry and craved for tho asslBtauoeaf
Oharlos ll toward recovering some wrecked treasures on tho coast of Blspanlola.
Oharles provided him with a ship and tlm
ueressiiry  funds,   but   tho first   attempt
proved unsuccessful.
in a second offort bo was financed by tbe
Duke of Albemarle, und this timo ho suo*
oeodod in reoovorlug sj it* to tin* value of
-8800,000, nnd after paying nil expensai lie
was able to give tlm duko lhe sum of £mj,-
nii'i as his Hharn In the venture.
Tho specie on board ll. M. 8. Luting
wrecked In 1700 off the const of Holland,
amounted tu -81,800,000, and tlm wholoof
tin hi ill remains nt the bottom of tin, ioo,
with tbo exception of -600,800 recovered In
the year   1800,    Attempt! to  recover the
remainder aro still being made,
Diving operations resulted In tho recovery uf -880,000 In g"ld from thn wreck of
tho 111 fated Hnyal Charter, which tnok
plnoo closo tu Moelfm, olf the Angelsea
coast, but n vast mimbor uf diamonds are
still lying aliniii, the wreck.
Forty thousand pounds in npcclowas recovered frum tbe wreck uf the Bamlllo
Mitchell, in tho Chluoso sua, after lying
In 'X-i fm hums of water for upward uf 'JO
yean?, mid £00,000 ln gold wofl saved frum
thu wreck of the Alfonso XII, whioh was
sunk tn BOX fathoms ot water otT ths
Canary Islands in 18H6.
Somo of tho French ships sunk at Trafalgar contained vast treasure. Fivo tons
of silver pinto, Including the famous silver
gates of St. John's cathedral, Malta, and
a ton and a half of gold plate, mostly studded with jtwels, the plunder of the Maltese churches, wore on board one of these
Nut an ounce uf this treasure bos been
recovered.—London Mail.
What a Writ-Known Mr-ill**---.! J mil unl
Says About the Kin-: Of I>ihuh*-*,
"This is esftenlinlly an arc "f unleiitifie pro*
"irress, t-U*ionce and invi-ntion no hand in
"hiiml. Tli'ink-i to a iliJtini'uii-m'rt cliemls
'VonHumpiinn is robbed of its torrors.deprivod
"of M CMMttnotiveness. and 'id- Insiniiuadls-
"eaBft can first t«- r-lleredand then eured.
"Bnt to accomplish aeurothat is final and
''effective there must be, constant nersistcnoj
"In treriliueiil nnd right living. Tne suffer.-
"must take the i luht im-lieiil rAwt, rightly i d-
"mlnist*-re<l. By the labor, skill nnd research
"of an eminent ohomtst, T. A, Hlooujn, ootl-
"sampllgn can be botlimlovod and rurwi."—
Mi*dtc:il Trilnine.
Th- eo free uunplo bot t las ot the Blonom Cure
will 1»' sent tu any suft'er-i-r from '-onsiiiiiiition,
luni* ui' ihr'Hii troubles or general debility, it
name, addUHs and i-xprenn ■■filei- are seal to
TheT. A. Wlof-uini'ii., LiwitiMl, 17H Kim: sired
west, Toronto, (int. This lie penulneoffer,
and if the reader is—Of knows a frleud who Is
—a fuffwur, witd nt eni>* f"r thi> rreo samples
and mention tbii pa-mi.
The rnllioe of It.
"I saw a most romarkabloooourrenoeon
tho street tho other day," snid a profes*
slonnl man, "and It made n deep Impression on me. A ludy camo down Kuclid
nvemiu and stopped nt tho corner of Bond
street. Sho evidently wnntod to cross to
tho other sido of tho nvenuo. She wns not
n young womnn nnd she did not look
strong. Thero was quito a jam of vehicles
in the street, motor ears, wngous anil bicycles, and she Bceinod n littlo timid about
risking tho pa<***u(*iv As sho hesitated a
mint camo up llorid street and pautied beside her, Ho was n woll dressed man und
carried a heavy cnuo, which I noticed ho
used constantly as If hu might boo little
" 'Sir,' sold tho lady to bim, 'can I ask
you to offer mo tho protection of your arm
In crossing the street*-'
'•Sho said this in it, very sweet nnd ladylike wny and the man with tho cine
touched his hat.
" 'Certainly, madam,' he replied, nnd
offered his arm. As thoy crossed tho street
I followed close behind them. The men
with tho enno wns vory careful. Ho halted
Beveral times, but they readied tlio other
side without mishap. Ah tbo lady let go
of his arm she Knid:
" 'Thank you, iir. for yonr courtesy
and protection.'
" 'You aro qnlto welcome, madam,' he
replied. 'Hut I fear you overvalue my
protection—becnuse I am blind!'
"And touching his hat ngnin he turned
and picked hie wnv up tho crowded sidewalk.'
During tbe yonr the .spare devoted to
advertising MINARD'3 LINIMENT
will contain expressions of no uncertain Bound from peoplo who speak from
personal experience as to tin1 merits of
this best of Household Remedies.
Florence St. John is m.id to liavo re-
nvorrd her health.
Sir Arthur Sullivan is Baid to be tho
latest convert  in  Jbondon  to  Kussinu
"Tho Fl'-n of tbo Crow" has proved
(ttio of the most vi iniaii rat ive of modern
Reginald do Koven'snew opera, "Tho
Three Dragoons." will l*o produced In
Now York in January.
"Two Kinds ot Women" Ih the 11 tio
of Mr. ltiirrit'.'i new play, Which was
Written, bv tlm wny, boforo"The Lilt*
Ilo Minister."
Mr. W. M. Wilkinson will present
non tlm new farcical comedy, "A
Btrun-nr In a Btrnngo Pinou," by Wilmer und Yimviii
•tact li Lilt will produce n new Eng-
Hib comedy the ily united "The Olnb ■
Hiihy, v.iik ii met with considerable
nioQosa lasl year in Loudon,
•hum FladiiiB hns lefl Paris fur n long
tour of Belgium, Holland, Norway,
BwodoQi Denmark, Uerranuy,   Rnnla,
AiMitlu, Ituuiiiniiin, Italy ami Turkey.
a bride always starts in by giving her
husband half tno dothosoloset, but within
threo weeks all his olotbos will behauging
on four nails.—Atchlsau Globe
Plneo a woman In New York stato hai
shot n burglar who was discovered in the
■ot of Hluullng lier silverware, what ii tho
matter with also bearing in mind tho woman behind tho guuf—•Baltimore News.
Tho Woman's National Council at Omaha discussed tho effect nf tho short skirts
upon the mural-' ol young men and urged
tiii nood .-f the latter to bo disciplined by
the ctuiBtnut objoot ijsson of tbe former.
It will bu all right no doubt If vim young
men can etantl the strain,
patriot lo ti> »a*> i'iiii.
"Ahl" laid th« munltrer, mounting
thn loaffold ami examining the uooie,
"Manila rope, 1 SOCi That's good, J
liiu< to encourage Amerioan Indnstrlos."
•-I'hilmli'lpliiu North Ameneun.
H*r Cluilee.
Porhnps Blanco is deferring his exit In
hopes that tha ocean will fraczoovor to
permit hlm to skate borne.—Detroit Jour*
Weyler captain genoralod the Philip*
pines boforo ho was sent tn Cuba.   A f 1, ■
U0l}t000 holo Ims been fuund in lhe Philippine treasury,      '
One Spanish oHlcer wnu nrrlvcfl In Cuba
lwo *,■■■.*■*■ into tt ith only n uulfurm li mnv
returning tudpuln with $860,ooOi nnd hli
►iim v te m arrears u*u.   Poor Uuual—
dew Vork Herald
Modern Methods.
Tho Now But lor—And when do yon
get up in the morning, Bir?
The Professor—You run find that by
looking in "l-'ammisMen of tho Time"
-to-dniegende .iliatter.
1 society
very olever?"
hut she pretcrs to be known as
beauty."—Pick Mo Up.
Miiiard's Liniment Cures Distemper
Tlie nnl»>* oil the Trait*.
Everybody restless,
Grumbling al the dust.
Growling at tho cinders
Pictures of disguat
Axle hot nml smoking,
Train delayed an hour;
How the faces longthcnl
Sullen, wrinkled, uotir.
Sudden transformation—
PnsenserH In smiles-
Scowls and frowns have v-imuhed.
What Is it beKullea?
Grimy faco and flngore
Mouth all over crumbs.
Smeary wrist contrasting
Pink and clean sucked thumb**..
Round bead nnddlnR. bobbing,
JIIuu eyes full of fun,
Wind blown tresses shining
Golden In tho sun.
Ev-ryhody cheerful,
No remarks profano-
aUi'ili: change effected—
Hi'.by ou the train.
—Indianapolis journal.
Now ■ah-epj* th« ruM, the niy ilsepn
Th,- daisy ttaeps   'J tie nkj in rata
L'i"iu ili-ir atajstmdwpnirlDK weeps,
Nol dreamlni thej «;ii risesgilo
Poor wf*?pin|* skits, t)»t corofertt-di
iJoon v.lJl rtturn tb«* daisy itur
Thu lose ami III; are not And,
Bar *loepi:uf whom oar loddin-fi arts
Tis but a ItKh) ttrasry while
Of suUt?n cloud and tonelwu enrtli
Before the sprint" ahull wake end smile
And bring her pretty boles to birth
And tbon, poor sky, witii eyo ot bine,
bhalt sa-e rerltea ths new .lowered year
And drop ua April lenr or two
For joy odcl' mori' '•• !iml bei here
Thy happj lean uhnii gently fall
On sll the buds that ohorni thoe most
Next spring brings nil -or nearly oil—
Whleh wnu hist ipriagwaslovedandlost
-K Nesblt in Uteratut*
Hiuaril's Liniment ta Diptheria.
lt was about 7 In lhe evening of B brilliant summer day, and, thi'iif-h toward
the end of tin* senson, there were win a
good many carriages in the ring In Hyde
park and a fair sprinkling bf loungers oi)
the green chain under tbe true**, it was a
glorious evening. Tho sun was near set*
Ungi ami tlm bn-ezi- had risen and was
rusiiiiiu iho loaves overhead, where tbe
sparrows wore quarreling over tbeir sleep-
ing accommodation
at. i'laru Oarew Heated i,iiii--ir. took
nut IiIh idgnrottcs and sol I led to a peaceful
titnuko. tie hud not been lonu seated
bi-foru ho niw a lady iiinkliiK her way
Slowly along the path toward hlin. Hho
was stout uud elderly, with 11 Sonne ex-
presslon of oountonance as of one at pi-nce
with liKi'sulf and alt tho world.    St. (.'hire
Onrew started wben he saw hor, .and his
glasses foil oil, a trick tbey ofton played
him when he was surprised or ut ull
moved. He burn.■<!!>■ set thein on his
nose uualn and luoked ut the lady, who
wus now coining close tu him. Vos, surely bo could not bo mistaken, it was—yes,
bu was certain It wus i)ut<*"f Stoutonl llut
how altered!
lie roso bust ily and stood hesitating.
Huw was he to addri'.ss hery   ile could
not remember the name of the follow she
married, nnd ho really could not epcak to
this portly dutno ns "Daisy."    It Beamed
"1 bog your pardon," he snid, bowing
nnd stammering as ehn came up to him.
'Do you remember met**
Sho stopped short and looked nt bim
curiously. "Why, of courso 1 do I" she
cried In » cheerful voice, "of courso ] dol
Yotl are—you aro"—
"St. Clare Carew. and you wore Daisy
Stenton, and'*—
"Now I mu Mra. Hlckmun. Well, what
n funny thing to meet youhcrel llut 1
am glad! Dear, how it brings back tha
old times I Como and sit down and let ua
talk. One (Iocr not meet an old friend every dny In tho week." Shu led tho way to
some chairs ns sho spoke.
He followed her. Mrs. HickmanI So
she had married that follow, had she? And
ho plaj-vii nervously with his glasses as ho
pnated himself with that careful stiffness
which comes to a mnn who is getting on
in lifo. Well, perhaps on tho whole it
was n good thin-.: be bad not married her
hiinsolt It was just u chance ho hud not
He would have bated n stout wlfo
'And Hlukraanf" ho basai-ded.
'Oh, ho is wonderfully well, thank you,
and su hri-jht and cheerful for a mnn of
St Clnro shuddered. Flo was older than
Hickman, he remembered.
"Now," said the lady, settling herself
In berchftlr, "toll mo nil about yourself.'
'AM about myself, "bo answered, crossing his legs carefully; "about myself?
Well, I'm maoh ttie some, except thut 1
am older.''
Sho laughed comfortably. 'Are you
'No 1 live with my sister." For some
unknown reason it Irritated him to mnko
tbo confession.
"Oh, that te very nice for youf" wild
Mrs Hlokmoo cheerfully
"Dm. you cannot havo been much ln
London all the-so yearn," be said, passing
over her remark. "1 Bhould have seen
you else ''
"Oh. no. Indeed 1 Would you believe it
.Mr Carew, 1 haven't been in London for
nearly ;!*) years." And she looked at him
Impressively "Thirty years; fanny that I
Wo bare been living near Torquay all that
time By the way, there is some one else
living nt Torquay—some one you used to
know very woll—-Mrs. Pennington she is
now. Clara White that was, yuu know.'1
'Clara White'' 1 do not rouieuibt*r benr-
ing of her marriage."
'Don't youi1 Oh. sho married vory woll
indeed nnd hits a lovely house not far
from Torquay. The Becond boy has just
passed out of Sandhurst Such a fino
young mnni"
St Clare played with hla glasses again
'IndeedI    Is—has she altered muchf"
'Vory little; she siiil looks wonderfully
young Out you do not ask me about myself. '
'Oh, i beg pardon, hut," with a touch
of his old gallantly, "It Is scarcely necoS-
wiry ui asl*. if you aro well and happy; you
look both."
She laughed a fat littlo laugh of absolute contentment. "Yes, Indeed, my Huns
havo fntien In pleasant placeB. My husband is a dear old man, iny son is doing
well, ami my oldest daughter has married
nnd has two of tho sweetest littlo children
you over saw Yos, lifo has gonnwoll with
St Clnro OareW felt ns though he hud
suddenly become old and shriveled. Children!   Grandchildren I   tio might huve
bad (hem himself, Mo might have mar
rtad ihls woman,nnd then BhoWOUlt] have
called hlm her "dear old man." Woll—
Mo lookod ut hor, tat and aomforlnblu under a scarlet minstiudn, and woudered how
it would huvo answorod,
'Sn 1 should Judge," ho snid ln answer
to her remark.    Then, hastily changing
iiio subject, lie added; "I snw in The
Tiiiies tlio othor day thnt Sanford hnd
been killed on tho frontier. Did you know
"Yes, qnlto well. Poormnnl I romem*
bor Ins telling me that todlo lu battlowns
ono of thu chief rewards of a Mildlur. Of
course that was just after ho got his commission. Well, lio bud htti wish, for he
died at tho bead of his troop."
St. Clan: moved uuon-iily. "Wnshuinur-
"No, but he was awfully good to his
sister Sho will miss hlm, puor thing
atul they aoy his men ndorod him."
Thore wns a pause utter this, then Mrs.
Hickman exclaimed: "Wcll.lt ia nice to
see you again. So you nro living quietly
with your Htsterr"
" Yea."
She looked ot hlm with ncortaln amount
of curluslty "Dour me. tt seems odd
"Wu nre rnrv comfortable,"  be said
"She Ib n widow now. Colonel Short died
three or four years ago '
" Indeed!"
There wan another pauee. Mrs, Hlok-
man's mind was busy with tho post, and
St. Clare Cnrew wan wondering why his
life lookod so unsntlafnetory all at onco.
"Well, well, how time (IIbh!" said Mrs.
Hlokman at last. "Thirty years! And
how quickly they seam to hnvo gonol So
many things hnvo happened) Lot mo seo,
whoso death did I sea tho othor dny? Oh,
Mr. Broadband. You remember him,
don't youl1"
"Ilroadbontf   Yes, he"—
" Ho wns corespondent In that caso about
Mrs. Wychorly. You reinauitur Mrs.
1     Hi   nodded    He remembered ber very
j well Indeed   In fact, it had always boon
[a matter of surprise and self congratulation to hlm that he hod contrived to escape
stoudlng In Hmuilbcnt'*- shoes,
I     "Well, ho i.s dead," went on Mrs. Hick-
1 man, "and Mrs. Wychorly"—
"Did ho marry her!"
'Oh  clear nol    She man-led someone
"Good gracious I1
Y**p, they sny he broke his hoorr over
1 lt. He was really fond of her, nnd he had
uiven up everything *'"* her. And do yon
remember little Mrs. j&bntagmf"
"Why, of courso you do: She wss m
flame of your?, was she notf"
"Er—-was -iho"-    I"—
"Oh, no, of --uurso not"' laughing ant.
tapping btm on tho arm with her curd-
case    "You bad nu many, ehf
Ho grinned uncomfortably, *'l don't
remember thut 1 had Vou see, you were
thu one."
She langbed with Intense enjoyment,
her fat face growing purple with the eater*
tion Ho watched bur Really, after all.
bo was chid !>o had not married her.
"Ah, that's all very well, all wry well.
but I remember a good many," she said,
shaking Iut head at hlin. "Thon1, I've
uo doubt you have mind them nil tip together. Lot me see—who oiee is then' we
St. clnro mentioned a few names, and
they talked on for somo time Then sud*
dfiily Mrs Hlokman said, "Hut I do wonder you never married.''
Ho laughed "Why did you marry
Sho fm pi'd bin) again with her curd-
enso "Dear, dear, you are as bud ue
ever—not 11 bit improved. Well, there's
no accounting for these tilings, Still I do
wonder at it. I always felt certain you
would, you know." Sho did not udd thnt,
In common with ull hte friends, sho had
always expected him to be married by
Eomu woman whom sho would not be able
to recognize. Still she could not avoid
giving him one little thrust.
"You must have given up all thought
of such things long ago."
Ilo bei*a 11 digging at the gravolwlth his
stiok. "Yes, I suppose I have," he said.
but I am vory comfortable as I am, very,
I go to the club a good deal, but 1 don't
dino thoro often Things havo changed of
Into yoars, and 1 don't enre for somo of
tbe now members. 1 usually get homo to
dinner now. All lust winter 1 suffered
with bronchitis, so hud to bo home, and
now I think I prefer It 1 don'tcaro for
going out ns 1 used."
"No, 1 llnd that myself, There's no
shutting one's eyes to the fact that oue ts
getting old, is there? Hut I don't think
ono enjoys oneself the less—-I am suro I
am ns cheerful as ever I was—but different things please onu, you know."
He nodded assent.
"Dear me," snid Mrs. Hickman, rising,
"it Is getting Intel 1 must be going home
t am so glad to have met you. lt Is nice
to talk ovor old times You must come
und sen mo. Wo am in Mill street, No, 40
Can you como on Tuesday? You will see
my littlo granddaughter if you do. She
In tho sweetest, prettiest ohlld you ever set
eyos on. ■"
"Certainly.   1 shall bu delighted,''
'i'liey parted, and St Clare watched her
portly form retreat into the dlstnnoe
"Sho has* grown vory stout," he redacted,
trying to bnnlsh the Impression mude by
tho meeting. "There Is nothing ages one
soonur thnn Retting stout. I am glnd I
am thin.'
He roso stiffly. Ho must get home or he
would tie lute for dinner, und Louisa made
things oni'oiiilni'tahle If ho were not In
time Ho went along with his head bent,
thinking moodily Ham? it. all! That fat
old woman had mnde hlm feel almost miserable with her jabborl So pretty Clara
Whito bad tt eon iu thi* army. She'd bo a
grandmother next, be supposed. And
Mrs Wychorly? Ah, ho hod buon lucky In
that Imsinetsl But how one seemed to
drop theso things ns ono grew older! And
the rest of his walk bo was trytngto settle
thu dnte of bis last flirtation.
During dinner lm was very silent. He
did not ull Louisa whom he had met. He
never told her anything tf ho could help
It. Hu looked at her over tho tablo as the
thought occurred tu him. She was a tall,
commanding looking woman dressed ln
bluck, her hnlr was gray, and hor face was
lined. She was very old. Did ho look as
"I nm going out tonight, St. Claro,'
■bo snid presently. "1 huve to attend a
committee meeting on senanas,"
"I thought you wero at a zenana meet-
in;: last nighty"
"No; that was waifs and strays."
Louisa settled the strings of hor bonnet
In the chimney glass. "Well, good night,
in caso 1 don't see yon wben 1 come ln. "
St. Claro smiled a grim littlo surcustlo
smile nt her and at himself. Times were
changed Indeed, he t bought, as he made
his way to tbe drawing room, whero he
played patience till post midnight.-— Mali, une.
■ tin
The a-yoar
fi;JI-,, luid been oarai 1 ECiuship.
Axtell, 8:18, wns named after a tenob* .
er In ths publio sohools of Independence, |
Knap McCarthy thinks .lope, 8:10^,
about the fastest stallion 00 tbo turf to-
. day.
i Sea Water, thc 2-yeiirold eon of Se-\ j
! King, SdUJ-fi '3 -1"**1 bands high and I
' can show a 2:20 guii.
i J. B. Hagum of the Hancho del Paso,
i California, has bought St. tiatifu, eiro j
of Meddler. The price reported ii $.",- j
It is not generally known that Dob
Fitzsiinmom* owns ihren trotting bred
horK'N. u tine guited duddler and twu
Shetland ponies*.
Au eastern turf scribe saya that
Bpeedway drivers of New York have a
now fiul, that of occupying the lefl
hand Hide of the sunt.
A daughter of Star Pointer, named
Marjorie Moore, owned in Merobnut*
ville, N, J., recently flopped two mile
heats in 8:89 uud S;9R$f,
Pierre Lorillard ia home from Bug-
land, and it is reported that ho has sold
his horses in training to his former r'icing partner, Lord Ueresford.
Oharles Oaabten, who was Gnld-miitb
Maid's attendant when hlio was champion, ie still living at Palo Alto farm
ami in nearly sti yearn of nge,
Marhold stockfarm, tircenview, Ills.,
hns a'J-year-ohl til ly that has pacer! a
half in 1:0714. Tho yonng miss is by
Grand Buron—Collet tu, ly Nutbrenker.
Jockey Clawson, who hau slgued to
ride for Whitney & Paget, will r.>
oetvoa salary of $7,800 per year. A
few yearn ago Oluwson was picking
straw berries fot •ri0 cents a day.
lie—I don't believe yuu enn toll who
is to bo my wife.
Sim (blQSliingly)—You haven't nikfld
mo yet.
Ami whnt Is more, hu didn't.—Philadelphia Bulletin.
The ITdexplored.
There Is room enough for pioneer exploring work for years to come. Kven tbe
ccntrnl plateau and the great mountain
systems which dominate it afford an ample fluid for further research, which must
be undertaken beforo they aro udequntoly
mapped Tho mountain ranges on the
eiiBt und northeast of Tibet, the magnificent river region which extends northward
Into the Interior from tho Indo-Chinese
peninsula, aru little known,
Much yet remains to be done lu the
region watered by the Oxus. The great
central desert-., as Dr. Sven Hodln has
shown, conceal beneath their sandy wastes
tho rlcli remain* of ancient civilization
Kvon tho maps of western Asia contain
much hypothetical gi>o-<rnphy, and tho
Siberian '■mist Is still most Inaccurately
laid down. Southern and central Arabia
In •ilinont unknown, and tbe venturous
explorer who luoooodnd In making his
way In it beo lino from Aden to Muscat
would perform a feat worthy of the highest recognition.
Thus notwlthstatiding nil that has been
acuompllshud. thn occupation of thu explorer in A-in will nut ho gone for g'.ner-
ai ions to come.—J. Scott Kettle, LL. I>
See. H a. 8., in Harper's Mauazlna.
Victory belongs to the most persevering.—Napoleon.
Light is tlm (ask where many share
tho toil.-—limner.
Krory oit't has a fair turn to be ai
grent uh ho pleases.—Jeremy Collier.
If thou desire to be held wise, he so
wiso as to hold thy tongue.— Quarles.
He that wants money, means and
content, te without three good friends.
That -mm may safely venture on his
way who is so guided that he cannot
stray.—Walter Scott.
The shortest life te long enough if it
lend tn a better, ami tlio longest life ts
too short if it do not.— Coltuu.
I.eiMiifi for men of business nnd bubi*
nets for men of lo inure, would enre
many complaints.—.Mrs. Thrnln.
Thn nhoapost of all things is kindness,
Its exorcise requiring tho least possible
trouhlo and fldf snciiilce.— Smiles.
Thero is nn nnfortunnte iliKpusition In
man to attend much moro tn thn faults
of his companions that ufl'enil him, than
to thoir pcrfootiona which pluasu hiru.—
tmrrleHi-i*. .Muht  ne ('ur-'ful.
St anil Mi—What's that? You nny yon
won1 attacked by highwaymen un the
way here?
Winthrope—Yes nml robbed of evrry
cent, niter being beaten inseualblo,
Blandish—Honest citizens ought to
go armed.
Winthrnpu—I wuh armed.
Stnudish — Then why didn't you
Winthrope—I was afraid somo of thn
highwuymi'u mi^ut he unnaturalized
reMiIuntt*, and I did not wuut to n.-!:
plnuging my beloved country into a
foreign wnr.-
.-iiM-itd of nu Time.
Baron Christian ile Neuvillotto—Noble maul QendrtAS spirit I Best of
friends! You uro out of place in this
barburou« nge!
Oyiano deBergerac— You'reripht. If
I had buen horn two or threo centuries
later, I could havo had this infernal
nose trimmed into shape by n facial
urtlst. That's what makes me no darned
(Hushes ont nnd kills half a dozen
cutthroats (0 ease his mind),—Chicago
With a weak, irregular, intermittent
fmlse we can tell at once the vitality is
ow—that Dizzyand Faint Spells, Smothering and Sinking Sensations and similar
conditions are bound to ensue.
By their action in strengthening* the
hear:, toning; the nerves and enriching
the blood, Milburn's Heart and Nerve
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Mrs. B. Croft, residing or. Waterloo
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'• For some time past I have suffered
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beating of the heart so severe as to
cause me great alarm. I was treated
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Mr, Aaburr Peppers.
"Measures not men." rt-nmrkixl As-
bnir Peppers.
"What on earth are you talking
abont';" asked the curious boarder.
"Tbe ladies' tailor." — Cincinnati
net-link.? It'll SomrlKHl)*  L"lne'»f
Dlggs—Simkins certainly has u wonderful memory.
Biggs—"Why da vnu think nl
Higgs—He never leaves hia umt-rtllH
■ay where.
Whv isn't a telegraph line an outline?
Why aren't theatrical propertied play*
Why isn't a KtitT lower jaw ua useful
as a stifl upper Up?
Why Isn't a lawyer's offer of mar*
riii-,'-) a legal tender!
Why does a loafer always complain
of being nnable to get work?
Why do lato hours slip by the man
who Is ciif-n^'i tl iu beeping them?
Why does a man-. Bboestring invariably break wheu ho te in a harry?
Why isn't it the darkest hour wheu
ve aiti unable tu timi tin- matobes?
Why nra tbo men who Bay women uro
delusions and euuru-* always snared by
Don't    scold X
the little ones if nf
CC--?-D      the bed '' wet W
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Vi    kidneys  need   strengthening— V
V that's atl,    You  can't afford to *
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V a lifetime of suffering. V
i| Doan's Kidney Pius \
V Strtnf-then lhe kidneys tad JjJ
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V Mr. John Cnrson, employed at w
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y       'Mv llttis boy seven years of air* W
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V pvail Ons bos o( iloao'l Kidney V
tf riUai-oii.t-ietely cured him." V
tf tf
In RnBsia it is the custom among
pugilists to breakfast together before a
Thirty thousand women spend their
Hvos in driving uml steering tbe canal-
boats in southern uml midland England.
It is Btntod that large beds of lloorice
root exist in nn unimproved condition
in tho northern Caucasus region, near
tho shores of the Black sea,
Tho proportionate mortality from
cancer is now 41.. times greater tli.ui it
was half n contnry ago. No other disease van fchmv anythlug like inch u im-
mnnse inereuHe.
•f ttiese closets are i\i>* ln use.   They art
Absolutely Odorless.
The Odorless Crematory Closet Co.,
If It Is Weak or Irregular don't Hesitate to Start tho use of Milburn's
Heart end fJorvo Pills at once.
With a strong, steady, regular pulse
we may expect vigorous health.
Indian Head, Nov. 21, 1898.
Messrs. Merrick. Anderson Ac Co.,
P. O. Box 1282.
Winnipeg, Man.
iwr siri* -I purchase**! one of your eretnttorr
• i sett last year.sod hare u*>-i it tn my hotel
evrr-nnof. It hu g.ven etc every sattslsctloa,
.nut <.,-i\\tl 1 ool mlaee it "1 uld iiut hQ It t«r
OwUbte Its COM    Your* inil.i
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Prii.k HEALTH IXTfBY now JVr tou'11 r*t
ta Lit 1-a.ftt-r death.
owork and to win-to keep a -jane
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Before using Dr. Wards Blood anJ
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after the use of one box of Dr. Ward's
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five pounds in weight and 100 per cent.
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1      All good druggists can supply you.    If j
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[ box.orsboxesforSi.oo. THE DOCTOR   :
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j toil's Limmepi Ci.res Garget in Cows;
j   P. O. Drawer lam. Tel. its:.
J.  D.  O'BRIEN,
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an-1 jiut t,fl  -bat   radestrsbU  time when you
Drink  It   Now.
Tt? it am! be enrinc-d of tti meriu.   Uh
While Sur Bakir.j,- PowdST.
firnin and securities carried on margins,   Private wire connection
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Mlts Mury It. Mlckn. South Hay, Onl . tiyi
l.sxi-Llvcr I'UUcurcrf her of Sick Heudavclio,
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We beff to c«|] the attetiilon of onr rraders i<;
the advertisement ol I'r. VVnrd's Ulood ntul
N'itvi- Pills lu :iii« patwr. Tha llrm luvoalH
.IncHl mi ih.' iimk't Pr. Wartl'l |.l\.r Pills,
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toil's LimiMt Cnrcs Colds, etc,
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CRANBROOK : : : British Columbia.
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\     Is the headquarters of the I
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I        Crows Nest Pass Ry. j
%=    the Centra! Divisional Point
J \**
I Round House, Repair Shops and Exten- J
it *
\ sive Yards are being located here.       |
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Stands today in better favor than any
other town in South East Kootenay, with
all classes of people.
(J=S=ttr8: =tE3Eac<E3)=8='*=a*-=k^ i
CRANBROOK   .*   dt
Is the recognized Center of South East Kootenay in  Mining, Commercial and  Railway
j> matters, and this fact is fully appreciated by
j wholesale dealers, brokers and financial men.
For further information, maps and prices of lots apply to
Victoria and Vancouver.
C. P. R. Land Commissioner, Winnipeg, Man.
V. HYDE BAKER, Local Agent, Cranbrook, B. C.
CRANBROOK      ji      .*      jt      jt
Offers the best field for business men, builders, contractors, manufacturers and trades people. Good opportunities at present time for shoemakers and saddlers.
We have stores and office rooms, in good locations, for
Jj     LOCAL   NOTES     |
Picked  Up About llie City   by Asking
Questions of Many  People.
Fifteen lonves bread $i nt North Star
A full line of magazines at Crossley's
Hook Store.
Tlie exterior of the Cranbrook hotel is
being painted.
Georgia Minstrels Friday and Saturday
of next week.
The regular session ofthe county court
was held at Fort Steele this week.
The Georgia Minstrels nt tl.eask's hall
Friday and Saturday of next week.
Ryan & Morrison have moved their
barn to a lot in thc south part of town.
Don't forget  the  Georgia   Minstrels
Friday atul Saturday, March 34 and 25.
Miss Fletcher will remove from Fort
Steele to Craubrook and open dressmaking parlors.
If you want to enjoy a good entertainment see the Georgia Minstrels at Leask
hall Friday and Saturday of next week.
A sweat bath at McFarlane's. barber
shop will positively remove all skin
diseases, blackheads, pimples, etc.
The C. P. R. water pipe is being covered and everything will soon be ready
for pumping water in the new tank.
The Nelson papers say that the exten-
91011 of Die Crows Nest Pass road from
Kootenay Lauding to Nelson will not be
built this year.
A movement has been started to unseat Ilou. Fred Hume, of the Nelson
riding, on the ground of alleged corruption during his recent campaign.
The Cheap Cash store has been opened on Durick avenue, opposite the depot,
Jt is full of goods and the prices are attractive They keep nearly everything.
Call and sec them.
Dou't put ofT that insurance against
fever.   Sec McVittie & Hutchison.
Fred Kiscr, the welt known brewer,
has sold his interest iu the Fort Steele
brewery to his partner, L. Sick. Mr,
Riser lias been in pour health for souk
time and will go to S:m Jose, Cal., for
thc summer to recuperate.
Howard's celebrated hard water toilet
soap at Toronto Clothing house. Call
nnd get a free sample cake.
\V. T. Kaake is making extensive im
proveuieuts in thc Commercial hotel,
The interior is being painted and
papered and new furniture is arriving
for the parlor and bedrooms.
I still huve some lota more of the
Scotch Thany suiting left. Call and see
them. John Leask.
Messrs. Smythe and Moffat attended
the installation ofthe Masonic lodge at
Fort Sleele last week, and repiesentcd
Cranbrook at the banquet given by
George Shier, ofthe International hotel,
Overcoat made to ordercheap to clear
to make room for spring goods.
John Leask,
Miss Fletcher and Mr. Rogers, of Fort
Stt;ele, experienced an exciting runaway
last evening wlieu they started to return
t'» Fort Steele. Both parties were thrown
out nnd Miss Fletcher hnd one wrist
slightly sprained.
See those sewing machines at Miner1!
hardware store. The ivxpert and El
dridge B, the best made. I'riccs and
terms to suit.
"Hill, tiie Clothier" will move this
week frniii the Commercial hotel block
o the vacant room in the Mclnnes
block, which has been finished for his
use. Mr. Hill will have one of the finest
store rooms in the city.
No hotel in Kast Kootenay should be
without n ctemntorystove. For convenience and sanitary perfectior, tbey cannot be equalled. Call nt Miner's hardware store mid tee one.
There is to be n general exchange of
pulpits in the rresbyteriuti churches of
this district next Sunday. Rev. Halt, of
thia city, will preach iu Fort Steele,
ltev. Duncan, of Fort Steele, will preach
in Fernie, and Rev. Dunn, of Fernie,
will preach iu Cranbrook.
Now is thc timo to insure against typhoid and mountain fever; $3.00 a year,
J1500 n week indemnity; also ngainst
accidents connected with railway and
stage. Write for particulars to M. A.
Beale, Fort Steele, B. C.
Tomorrow, the 17th of March, is St.
Patrick's day. There is 110 special program prepared for the day ill Cranbrook.
At Moyie, a dance will be held at Campbell St Clark's hotel, and at the close of
their invitation to thc public they say,
"Nothing is too good for tbe Irish."
Last Thursday while Colonel W. N.
brayton was on his way to Nelson he was
taken sick ou the train. His condition
became serious by the time he reached
Nelson and at the present time he is at
the Queen's hotel with a severe attack of
pneumonia. The physician in charge is
of the opinion lhat the chances for recovery are doubtful.
A Brief Session Was Held Yesterday With
Jadgc Forln Presiding.
A brief session of the county court wns
held at Foil Steele yesterday, Judge
Foriu of Nelson presiding. There was
not a great deal of business and tlmt was
pushed along vigorously. Quite a nun)
ber of C. P. R. cnsi-s were continued on
thc ground that the company would make
a satisfactory settlement with all the
claimants within a few days,
Tho appeal in Carter vs McLain was
The case of Barnes vs Lnuzon was'dls*
Court was adjourned until Mny 16th,
A good  gardener to manage a garden.
Apply at
Cranbrook Townsitb Co's. Ofli'tCB.
Moylo Leader.
Mr. and Mrs, 1>. J. I-.lmcr can now lay
claim in belli}) the parents of the first
child born in Moyie. A fat ami plump
nine pound, black haired girl baby arrived at their home in the Lake Shore
addition lust Monday morning about
four o'clock. Mother and child arc doing nicely.
Mr. Neiderstndt is mnking some alterations 111 his brewery uud intends to be
better prepared than ever for turning
out beer.
A gravel train is now nt work between
Moyie and the foot ofthe lake distributing *gravel along the line for ballast,
A lnrge gang of men is following up in
the renr putting the ballast in place.
The School Site Question.
The meeting called by the school trustees was held last evening. The recommendation of the trustees to accept the
offer of the townsite company for the
block on the north side was presented,
and nlso the Information regarding the
probability of securing a block on thc
lull south of town. It was decided to
adjourn the meeting until the trustees
could heur from Commissioner Ami-
strong and the C. P. R. land commi-*
•loner. The people generally seem to
favor llle south side locution.
Living In or Visiting Cranbrook. Whom
Wc All Know or Should.
W, F. Gurd visited Nelson last week.
Jake Fink was iu Warduer this week.
Joseph Mitchell visited Nelson last
Harry McVittie came over from Steele
T. Stewart of Wardner, was in town
Harry Cummins returned from Klko
Archie Leitch, Jr., returned last night
from Winnipeg.
Governor lliuison spent several d..ys
iu towu this week.
G. B. Brown of Winnipeg, was a Cranbrook visitor Monday.
Manager Curran of the North Star
mine, was in town Monttuy.
A. Moffat and daughter, Mi s Daisy,
visited Fort Steele yesterday.
Charles Fdwards, of Fort Steele, was
a Crailbrook visitor yesterday,
C. D. Blackwood, of Nelson, was a
Craubrook visitor Saturday.
Willi-m Tuttle, of the Royal hotel at
Fernie, was in town last week.
R. Larenda, of Montreal, is among
the late arrivals in Craubrook,
James Ryan and A. H. McVittie were
Fort Steele visitors Wednesday.
Col. Baker is expected to return to
Cranbrook some time next week.
A. P. Bremner, proprietor of the
Moyelle hotel, was iu town Monday.
Miss Lester, of Prescott, Out., is visiting her sister, Mrs. John Hutchison.
S. A. Jackson, of Brockville, Out.-
was looking over Craubrook Monday.
William Duttou the well known
Crows Nest contractor, was in towu this
Mrs. Wilson has recovered from her
serious illness aud is able to be about
Rimer Musgrave bus returned from
the Mission hospital much improved iu
R.G. Shier, proprietor of tiie International hotel at i'ort Steele, wns iu town
M. Phillipps, tin* well known magistrate ol Tobacco Plains, was a Cranbrook
visitor yesterday,
Mr. Fernie, of Fernie, was in town
Monday evening ou his way home from
a visit to the coast,
Mr. SchofieH arrived iu the city this
week lo look after the opening of tlie
London St Liverpool store.
Messrs. Ross and McDonald, of Gore
Buy, and Mr. Tate, of Macleod, are look
iug over Cruubrook today,
C. B. CuiiipsUju, chief dispatcher, has
taken the rooms in the depot building
with his mother and neice.
Manager Blakemore, of the Crows
Nest Coal company, was in town this
week on his way to Nelson,
II. H. Dunbar, of Macleod, will have
charge of the new store opened here by
the London & Liverpool Trading com
Charles Kstmere of Kimberly waa iu
town lust evening enroute to Spokane.
He reports matters hi good shape in Kim*
P. J. Russell, general manager of the
Nelson  branch  of the  Pursoii Produce
company, spent several days In the city
this week.
William Lanktre left this morning for
Warduer to take charge of the Fort
Steele Mercantile company's store at
that place,
Mr. M, McKarchcrn has moved his
family to Cranbrook, and they are comfortably domiciled iu their home on
Baker hill.
Leroy Sage will return to Cranbrook.
He hus been'iu business atCrestonbut
will come back to Cranbrook to live
A, McDonald, formerly of Cranbrook,
returned here Monday night. He has
been engaged in building section houses
west of here for the C. P. R.
Mr. Bul lock-Webster, chief of the
Kootenay department of provincial
police, was in town Monday evening on
his way to Steele to attend county court.
T. Starbird, of Windermere, was In
town yesterday on bis way to Nelson.
He has spent a year in the Windermere
district and says everything points to a
big rush there this year.
Al Swalwell, the contractor and
builder, who has lived in Cranbrook and
Wardner, but for the past few months
engaged iu the hotel business at Creston,
intends moving to Creston to engage in
flood Morning I
Have  you  used Goldsworth's Tea ?
Every package guaranteed.
Fort Stkkt.h Mkrcantii,k Co.
The Best ol Bread.
Fifteen loaves for $1 00, three loaves
for 25c. at the
North Star Bakery.
Telegraphic Notes.
Germany may secure some of tbe
Spanish islands.
Sewer rats attacked two sleeping
children iu Bostou, Mass., one day last
week while the mother visited the grocery store, aud inflicted wounds that
proved fatal.
W. W. Ogilvle, the great flour miller
of Montreal, objects to the new tax of
one aud a quarter per cent on the value
of machinery imposed by the city of
Montreal, aud threatens to remove bis
The 'official report of the number of
deaths'of United Stales soldiers enlisted
for the Spanish war and the causes
thereof from Mny i, 1K98, to February
28, t8g8. H shows: killed in action, 3-191
died of wounds, 125; died of disease,
5277; total. 5731-	
Fifteen Loaves ot Bread lor $1.00
At the North Star Bakery.   Full weight
nnd best quality,
Commission and
Insurance Agent.
Fort Sleele,
British Columbia
R. S. McNeil, Prop'r.
1 have just completed a large brick
oven nud am now prepared to furnish
Ihe heat of bread, 1 will deliver regularly throughout the lown, and forward
bread to any point on the line  of road
....At Leask Hall....
Fri.andSat.     -,    -_
The Georgia
:: Minstrels
Two Merry Nights ol Fun
Darker Than Darkles From Dial.
Latest Songs and Dances
Many Laughs and Many Smiles
Don't Fail to See ...
... the $10,000 Cake Walk
Doors Open at 20:00     I   Admission SO
Overture at    20:30        Reserved Seats 7fc
[SO. 28 OF 1899.1
In thn County Court nt Kootcuay, liotilen nt
Fort Steele,
la the manor of QhabmwMoNam.y. rieceas*
cd. mnl In Hie iimlter ot the '-Olllclal Ail
mini strut or'*, Act.
Dutcil JTili day o[ February, A. D 1899.
Upon rejiditip the aRldavlts of Jamea V. Arm
Strom,', Deimiy t'oriiner. ami oi .Inmen K. Arm-
stronii, Ollft'lal Adinlnistnitiir it Is onlereil tliat
.InincH V. Armslrnnix, outdid Ailinlnlstruinr for
the County Court Hstri.-t of Kuti tenay, shall lie
ailMilnlsiialiir of all ami sliifrular the ltkiiIi,
chattels ami credits cf Clmiles McNnly, do-
•■iMsi'ii; and that tills order lie -pulilltitioil In lwo
consecutive weekly Issues of tlie llKHAi.n, a
iievv-j-a-'er imbllsiieil at Cranbrook In tlie said
Hfjm-d J, A. FOH1N, .1.
Creditors anil oilier rlmmaiits should llle tbeir
rlalm!- with .1. F. Armsir.uij;, Olllclnl Administrator. Fort Steele, B.C.
[NO. 'J7 OF 1690.]
In thc County Court of Kootenay. Iiolileu nt
Fort Steele.
In thc matu-r of  Litiikii II.  KixfittON, do*
i-citse-l. uud In the matter of tlm "nniclHl
Admin stridor's Act."
Dated -''Hi day of February, A, I), nw.
Uihiii reading the affidavit! o( willinm O'Nett,
Alexander Mollatt and .lames F, Armstroa*',
It is ordered that .lames Ferguson Anustpuij:,
Olllclal Administrator for the Comity Court District of Kiiotemiy. -.'iiiiii in- administrator nf nil
and lingular tho bimmI**, cimiteisnud credits or
Luther ll. Kini,-l.iii, dofcnsi'il; nud tlmt lllll
urdt»r In-i-ilIillNlit'il lu two I'unsecuilv.- wi-i-klv
Issues of the IN *H.\n. a iitiw-tiiupt-i- imhllslicil at
Cranbrook, In Ibe said county.
Sluneil       .1, A. FOIIIN. J.
Creditors ami oilier Hi I in mi is -<1imii>l llle their
claims with ,). V. Aiiustrouj;, oilli-lui Administrator, Fort Steele, II. 0.
An Easy Sliavc and a
First Class Hair Cul   0   0
You'r Next
The Cranbrook
Barber Shop....
W. E. DeVol, Prop,
a* a* Cranbrook Hotel
Everything New, Neat and Up-to-Date
dive Me a Call,
My Work Is My Advertisement.
II. W. IlKliniMKU.
Barristers, Solicitors,
Notaries Public,
Ornnlirook nine.
ll. and I. llausuu llluua
Look Out
For the Cars!
...They are bringing us daily
such things as...
Fine Canned Qoods,
Neck Ties, Shoes,
Liquors, Hay, Oats, etc.
We have left a few Windows and Transoms, |
also a small assortment of Shelf and Heavy
Hardware and Nails, which we are selling very
low as we wish to close out these lines to make
room for other lines which we wish to enlarge.
Fort Steele Mercantile Co,
-SrtAri'il DetAtiriinr.     ' wl" mnke " sP*cial reduction In
special Keauction hcatine stoves whiIe they last
in heating; StOVeS    Come and see them.
We have a complete line of
Shelf and Builders' Hardware.
Paints, Oil, Glaes. Sash, Doors,
Agateware and Tinware.
G. H. niNER.
®*-tt-*>-t) * • • * «-• * >i»i»i-m
»♦•»••«•>•«•>•• •■•ft)
Crows Nest Pass
$5 a Coal b Coke
Agent for East Kootenay.
niNINQ BROKER. Cranbrook, B. C.
• •• •••»•♦ «*••••••«•-•■«>••-•»•-•••••••«())
The Best Time to Subscribe is the Present Time
Queen's Hotel
E. C. Clarke, Proprietor
(Ute of Royal Hotel, Calgary.)
BAKER STREET,    :   :   :   NELSON, B. C
A Modern Hotel,
Aud I'l uvltl.il witli every eonvouieuoo.
Wood and Freight.
la Prepared to Furnish Wood
and Deliver Same Promptly on
order. Well seasoned ind cul
to stove length.
Of nil klnils will receive prompt


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