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The Canadian Bank of Commerce.
Hon. Gro. A. Cox, President. II-1**. Wai.ki'.r, Gen. Man.
PAID-UP CAPITAL, $6,000,000,00.
tUev :
urn Im Spain wilh Uu
Accounts of   Corporations,   Merchants   ami    Individuals
reoaived   on   [nvorablo   terms.
SAVINOS  DEPAHTMENT—Doposita ot  $1.00 nnd upward
received nnd current rates of interest allowed.
Drafts anil credits issued, 'inynhlc at all points.    Exchnnrjo
OUANHBOOK utlANOH will lie open fur lnisiiicssiii llie course of 11
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Tlie Stars anil Stripes Now Float Over
Tliai Place,
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fi>) Keep your Eye on .-*
The New Townsite of East Kootenay.
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, Kootenay, llie natural nilvjnl is
' iuv itlsttte luivo im ii'in'ii ol it
. ..v unmeti* tliis-ilai-i*.   "Klku" Is 3
Ly There lire spats lioro an l there i
¥(_, wise anil ravelin I'oaiity- wliei
- recur in tin* iiii'innrv wit li ili-litrt
. (iiirllnii of the pCOOle Mun-: in
' Koine wnnt silver,  Hut inmost
1 bn ansa they are ami always wl)
Streets and Vicinity of the Fallen
City the Scene of Heartrending Pictures of Misery.
Washington, July 16, 9 p, m.—The rot*
lowing message, just received, is given
out by Adjutant General Corbin:
I "Ciinip Near Sautlago, Santiago, July
16.—Tlie surrender has beep definitely
arranged) aud thu anus will he turned
over luiuorrow morning and the army
j will be marched out ns prisoners of war.
The Spanish colors will be hauled down
at 9 o'clock and the American flag hoisted. Shafter, Maj. Gen.
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Choice Business and Residence Lots, 30x100 teel, with 20 foot Alley,
$50.00 to $200.00 Each.
i Easy Payments Title Guaranteed
l-'or Minis anil turtlifr inillciilar* :api>ly to
HEAD OFFICE   ■   ■   •   NELSON, B. C. f. Q_ PROCTER
lirancli unices; Manager <
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East Kootenay Hotel
CRANBROOK, B. C. McQuiston & Burge,
Enlarged, Refilled and Furnished.
Best of accommodations for Travelers.
thu be 10. wineS) Llt^r^amf Cigars ^WiS?01*
Feed and Livery Stables in connection with the Hotel.
Contractors and Builders   *£   <&   **
Plans and Specifications Furnished.
Estimates Hade on all classes of Work.
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I Pioneer Hardware Store. i
®   In Urge variety tit prices thnt are sine to please,
O")    Cull mnl Bee Hum before they nre gone.
Ten Thousand People  Saw  tiie  Stars and
Stripes Raised Above That City.
In Front of Santiago, July 17.—Old
Glory is now floating from the fortifications of Santiago.
At 10 o'clock this morning the Spanish troops under command of Gen. Total
left their tr-.-iiclit.-s anil went to llie American lines, where one by one the regiments laid down their arms. Al the
su me time the Spanish flag was hauled
down from the palace and the Stars and
Stripes were hoisted ih iis place,
The work of loading the Spanish prisoners ou transports, preparatory to sending them bnck to Spain, will be commenced as soou as ships are provided,
It has been suggested that Spanish transports be used for this vork, fear being
expressed that the use of American vessels would result in rendering them dangerous for use in moving American troops
o*i account of the exposure of the Spanish to yellow fever.
Up-to-date Ranges and Cook Stoves. I
Building Hardware and Miners' Supplies. I
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JO     H. REINEMAN, Prop'r.
fort 8TKK1.1*, n. c.
New House, New Furniture, Everything First-class
Restaurant mm^WE
open Day Bnd Night AN HEUSER-BUSH BEER,
All lhe Delicacies of the Sen*",!.       | Special Sample Rooms for Traveling Men
Divisional Headquarters
CHAN BROOK,    -   -   -    ■
J. II. McMUatfUN,   :
The  Spanish Troops To lie Returned Home
Completely Disarmed.
Washington, July 16.—The fact that
appeared at last satisfactorily established
this evening nfter another 24 hours' act
ive cable COtrcspondettce with General
Shafter was that the Spanish army had
surrendered. About that there could be
no doubt, but unfortunately ihe details
*M   a. till   -   ty-W..l   Am—   Wl—<1—' 4	
General Sha'flet-fl lasl dispatch, It remained for our government to decide
whether it is willing ihat the Spanish
soldiers shall cany oil their nuns, and
while Sacretary Alger says Lhat lhe general terms of agreement reached by
Shafter are satisfactory, the government
was not bound to deliver these aims, so
much desired by our ordnance officers at
the present lime. Of course the recommendations of ibe commissioners who
signed the capitulation naturally had
great weight with tht president and secretary of war, but the present disposition
is to insist on the retention of lhe arms,
principally because ol" tbe difference in
the moral effect that would be produced
by the return to Spain of armed or disarmed soldiers.
Il is realized here that ibe terms imposed by tbe commissioners as to the removal of the Spanish troops now augmented to a formidable total, involve
grave responsibilities far om* government.
Secretary Alger, in anticipation of
heavy demands on the government in the
matter of transportation of this large ar-
y across lhe Atlantic hns cn-nled a tiew
bureau to lake charge of that subject
Against Puerto Kko.
The appearance ol General Brooke at
the war department today gave token ol
lhe purpose of tl." administration to be*
gin immediate preparations for the dispatch of ft military expedition against
Puerto Kico. The general made what it
is regarded upon the whole as a satisfactory report us lo lhe sanitary condition
existing at Camp Thomas and showed
thai lhe tioops were ill a condilioii now
to leave fcf Puerto Rico if called upon,
It is understood that lwo weeks will be
required lo assemble the transports, get
the troops nud supplies aboard at one of
the most available seaports, which iu
this case is likely to be Newport New-*,
owing to the successful outcome of the
last expedition from that port, uud sail
away for Puerto Rico.
The best possible attention given to care ol animals while in my charge.
WftOH VARTi I hove on hand a supply o£ seasoned wood.
M \l\Jl/ 1 /llll/ "cut to stove lengths, which -will he delivered
on order at reasonable prioo.
THE HERALD costs but $2.00 per year.   Subscribe
for it.   Send it to your friends.
A Final [>cclsi<ia Reached.
Washington,July 17—The arms sur*
tendered by the Spaniards at Santiago
to General Shafter will be kept by the
United Slates government. This conclusion, reached lato last night by the
president and Secretary Alger, was made
public by the latter ns he left his office
tonight for bis home.
"All those who have amis wilt turn
(hem over to this government. This is
"And," he added, In response to further fliqtliry, and to clear any doubt that
might exist oh the subject, "lhe rifles
will not be returned to Spain."
This decision lias no doubt already
been communicated to General Shafter.
Up to tbe time when Secretary Alger's
emphatic statement disposed of all doubt
I on the matter it was thought cousidera-
I lion might be given lo the appeal of Gen.
Toral that bis men might be allowed lo
I take their aims. In fact, it was said by a
j high department official that the president would await the recom.ncudation of I
the United Stntes commissioners to the |
I surrender "before disposing of the ipies- j
1 Lion especially ns General Shafter had'
'telegraphed the department that it was
understood that the United Stales commission would lecommeud that tbeSpau-
Intcrcsiin-' to thu Americons hut Keart'SIck.
eninj; to llie Spaniards.
Suitingo de Cuba, June 17,—Tbe
American flag is floatlugintiiumph over
lhe governor's palace at Santiago de Cuba. General McKibben has been appointed temporary military governor.
The ceremony of hoisting the Stars nnd
Stripes was worth tall the blood and
treasure it cost. A vast concourse witnessed the Itirriug and thrilling scene,
which will live forever iu the minds of
all Americans present.
A finer Btage-seltiug for a dramatic episode it would be difficult to imagine.
The palace, of Moorish architecture,
faces tbe Plaza del Ueinn, the principal
public square. Opposite is the iropos
Catholic cathedral On one side is a
brilliantly painted building with broad
verandas, tbe club of San Carlos, ou Ih
other a building of the Eame description
known as the Cafe de la Venus. Across
the plaza was drawn up the Ninth infantry, headed by the Sixth cavalry
band. In the street facing the palace
stood a picked troop of ibe Second cav-
nlry, witb drawn sabres, under command
of Capt. Brett. Massid on the stone
flagging between the baud-and the line
of horsemen were the biigade command-
era of General Shafter's division with
their staffs. On the red-tiled roof of the
palace stood Captain McKittrick, lieutenant Mitey and Lieutenant Wheeler;
Immediately above them 011 the flagstaff
tbe illnmlnaltd Spanish arms and llie legend, "Viva Alfonso XIII."
All about, pressing against the veranda fails, crowding the windows and doors
and lining the roofs were the people of
the town (women and non-combatants).
Up Wenl Old Glory.
As the chimes of tbe old cnthedud
rang the hour of 12 o'clock Uie infantry
and cavalry presented arms. Eveiy
American uncovered and Captain i\Ic-
Kittrick hoisted the S'ara and Stripes.
As the brilliant folds unfurled in a gentle
breeze against n flecklosssky the cavalry
band broke into the strains of "The Star
Spangled banner," making Lhe American pulse leap and tbe American heart
thrill with joy.
At the same instant the sound of the
distant booming of Caplain Capron's t
tery, firing a salute of 21 guns, drifted
iu. When the music ceased, from all d
rectiotis around our line came floating
across the pi; /.i the strains of the regi
mental bands and lhe muftK-d, hoarse
cheers of our troops.
The infantiy came to "order arms" a
the hand played " It iUyR6iu '.the Flag,
Boys." Instantly General McKibbeu
called for three cheers for General Shafter, which were-glven with great enthusiasm., tbe baud playing Sousa's'-The
Slats and Stripes l-'orever."
The ceremony over. General Shnf.er
and bis stall lelurned to tlle American
lines, leaving the city in possession of
the municipal authorities subject to the
control of General McKibben.
Gave Up Their Swords aad Rifles to Victor!.
otis Americaas.
Santiago do Cuba, July 17.—Amid impressive ceremonies the Spanish troops
laid down tbeir arms between the lines
of the Spanish and American forces at
9 o'clock this morning. General Shafter
and the American division and brigade
commanders and their staff.-, were escorted by a troop of cavalry and General
Toral and his stalf by loo picked men.
Trumpeters 011 both sides saluted with
General Shafter returned lo General
Toral the hitter's sword afler it had been
banded to tbe American commander,
Our troops, lined up at the trenches,
were eye-witnesses of the ceremony.
General Shafter and his escort, accompanied by General Toral, rode through
the city, taking formal possession. The
city hail been sacked by the Spaniards
before they arrived.
The Thirteenth nnd Ninth regiments
will remain in the city to enforce order
and exercise municipal authority. The
Spanish forces are to encamp outside of
the lines.      	
Shafter Already Has Seven Thousand  Mau.
sers and More to Come.
Headquarters Atnerlcau Army, July 17.
— Adjutant General, U. S. A., Washington: My ordnance officers report about
7000 rifles turned in today and 600 cartridges At tbe mouth ot lhe haibor
there are quite a number uf line modern
guns, abont 6 Inch; also batteries of
mountain guns, together with a saluting
battery of I,■> old bronze guns. Disarming and turning in will lake place to-
10rrow. The list tf prisoners has not
yet been taken. Shafter,
Major General Commanding.
where they have been living a fortnight.
I In one case 500 were crowded into one
I building, winch was a regular pig-sty
with a horrible stench. They used the
water from the river where soiled cloth*
I ing was washed and all manner of filth
: is floating.	
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A new English church is lo be built at
A car-load of machinery has arrived at
Nelson for tbe Athabasca mine.
July 15th $7800 was 'paid into the city
treasury at Rossland for saloon licenses.
Rossland gave a banquet and ball on
the lyh in honor of I.ord and I.ady Aberdeen.
The trail and wagon-roads mi the south
fork of Kaslo Creek have been vastly
Sparrowhawks are swiping canaries
out of tbeir cages, when hanging out of
doors, at New Westminster.
The powder magazine at Nelson has
been reported dangerous to Lhe community by City Engineer McCullough.
Winters, 1'arsons StBoomer have been
awarded the contract for widening the
C. Si. W. Railway between Rossland and
A survey parly Is setting iron posts
and granite monuments ou ihe boundary line between British Columbia and
the state of Idaho.
The wages of laborers at the Halls
mines have been reduced from 2.5 cents
lq 20 per hour, and u number of them
have ceased work.
John Trembolh, an employe of the Le
Uot mine, aged Oy years, recently took
chlorolorm to ease pain, and il resulted
fatally almost instantly.
The widow* of the C. P, R. employe,
Smith, who was killed al Donald last
year, lias jnst obtained a verdict of $2,.
500 against the company,
An aggregation of humps which visited Vancouver recently with a collection
of perioruiiiig monkeys and bears were
pronounced a nuisance by the authorities.
Lieutenant J. W. I'wiss, ol the Kaslo
rille*-, haa received oideis fiom Lieutenant Colonel Peters to investigate with
reference to establishing au armory at
About 4-j ol New Wc'itminstt-r's volunteer troops, in command of Captain
Whjtc, accompanied by 50 citizens, celebrated tbe 4'.h with the Americans nt
II. E. l-'orstt'i's steam launch Selkirk
capsized on the North Thompson, near-
Kamloops, recently, but owing to ihe
pluck displayed by Mr. Purster and ciew
110 lives were lost.
Pat Larsen, a miner, while picking out
a missed shot In the Sunset No. 2, Koss-
laud, exploded It, catching it in the face
and breast. He. will recover und his
eyes may be saved.
Contractor Mann declares tbat within
five weeks there will be 5000 men at wo k
un the construction of lhe Columbia aud
Western railway between Kobson and
Midway. At present they are working
700 men.
Government engineers Dibble and Du-
part have ai rived at Kdmunton to ar-
lange for two exploratory railway surveys beyond the Peace river country.
They will lake 15 pack-horses and a Urge
stock of supplies.
A royal welcome was accorded the 5th
regiment of British Columbia artillery in
Seattle on July 41I1. Tbe battalion, 320
strong, received an ovation from the
dense throngs which lined the streets
they'marched through.
The Upper Columbia Navigation Company have kindly offered to assist tbe
Columbia river ranchers by carrying at
half rat*, the two stud bulls which Mr
W. C, Wells is presenting to tbe stock-
owners of the district from his Calgary
ranch.—Golden Km.
Some excitement was caused iu Golden recently, says lhe I'.ra, by a case of
diphtheria being brought from Beaver
to that place, the victim being n child of
Mrs. RIcCritnmoiid, which was quarantined at the skating rink, where it is doing well. Another child has been taken
ill and tbe house at Beaver has been
quarantined, ^
Nelson Economist: lhe C. P. R.
has issued a general circular setting forth
the banks which have arranged to ca.lh
checks issued by tbe company's pay
masters along its lines. Merchants aud
others ca:i sj«fely lake the-e checks from
employes on lhe same terms as the
banks, and tha circular asks lhat "those
doing business along the Une will hid
the company in facilitating the negotiating of these checks."
and everything that tends to m
guest feel coin fori able are featurs
Cc111111erci.il Hotel.
Naked, Footsore, Starving Refugees Pouring
In From All Directions.
Santiago de Cuba, July 17,—Since .)
o'clock this morning a stream of refugees has been pouring into the city, some
naked aud all hungry aud fuotsore.
Many hud fallen by tbe wayside, Tbe
town of Santiago is a dismal .-ight. Most
of Llle houses have been sacked and the
stores have all beeu looted and nothing
can be had for love or money.
In the streets of the city this morning
at the entrenchments, at the breastworks'
and at every hundred f.-et or so of the J
[ skeletons
bai bed wire fetii
of Spanish soldiers.
The market place has been sacked by 1
tlie tioops. Twenty-two thousand refugees are quartered at KlCauey, 500J at •
Pirmcsa und 500J at Cubitus Hi Bontta, '
A New Candidate for Iho Patronhge of  the
Traveling Public.
The Commercial House is to be the
name of the new hotel  which is being
finished b; W. T.   Kaake,   and   will be
opened to the public some time Ibis week
—or at least part of it, whits il will be a
matter of but a few days before il incompleted   entirely.   The   foimal    0| euiug
will probably occur next week, r.t which j
lime a bai! will he given.    The building
contains something  more than 20 rooms
altogether, is one of the best arranged
and commodious hotels in Hist Koote*
nay.   The rooms are .>11 spacious, well '
lighted and ventilated, In fact the whole!
establishment will be modern through-1
out,   M . K i.-ike will be landlord of hla
ownHlouse. and Aubrey Geddes will be '
his assista.it,   and  between  .be two, of
them they will   in ike travelers  forget
they are in a frontier latnl. The bar room
equipments will be thoroughly up to date. I
Commodious and airy parlors, a spaclons
dining-ioom, well ventilated bedrooms, '
Card /noma, large, COtlYCIlleut washroom,
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Services will be held by Rev. Oliver
Sunday, Aug. 7.
Hairy Melton, the wellknown ininei
ami prospector, was In town Suuda*..
Telegraph Operator Langley of Wardner was up-Sunday to take a look at the
Mrs. C. J. Ecksturut and daughter I.u-
cile, of Wardner, are the guests of Mr.
und Mrs. II. T. Brown.
Manager Rooks, of the Port Steele and
Kalispell Telegraph Company, was a
Sunday visitor to Cranbrook,
V. Hyde Baker haa removed bis real
estate office to rooms iu ihe Baker b!o,k,
over Miner's hardware store.
Lunont and Grier have tbe contract
for .Mr. Hanson's largest-re building, opposite  the Commercial hotel.
Fred Kaiser, of the Fort Steele brewery, hauled in n wagon load of beer last
Saturday for his patrons here.
Mr. and Mrs. Titus, of .St. Mary's Inn.
Fort Steele, were among the recent visitors and investors in Cranbrook.
Fred Simpson, managing editor of the
Wardner International, was a visitor in
Cranbiook and Fort Steele last week.
I,. Marks, representing the British Columbia branch of the Hamilton Powder
Co., was a vlsiloi to Cranbiook recently.
Hr. Hiodie reports little very serious
sickness along the line, although sum.
mer complaints and a mild form of lever
are rather prevalent.
J. R, Young, proprietor of the Moyie
Leader and Slocan News, was m town
Friday, en route to Mbyte, this being hts
first trip to that place.
W. Hamilton was down from Palmer
mountain last week. "Billy" ain't saving much these days but be ard lick
are hilling lhe drill with great regularity.
John McMahon of .Moyie. a :compauied
by Mis. McMahon and her mother, Mrs.
L. J. Keniiey, of Grand Forks, I),kola,
wire guests of tbe Craubrook lost Fii-
Frank McQuiston, the rotund half of
the E ISt Kootenay house p iir, i> east on
n business trip, going as far as Winnipeg,
where he will lay iu a large stock of i"i<-
uors, cigars and other supplies for the
Services were held by Rev. Oliver Sunday night In the office of the Commercial hotel. The large room was entirely
filled and could seats have been furnished
ihe audience would have been much
W. C. Reid, of Ibe flim cf W. C Rdi
&Co., Wardner and Mo>ie City, mer-
chants, was a visitor to CranLro>>k last
Saturday. Mr. Reid will open a gents'
furnishing goods store in Cranbrook in
a few days.
Constable Cols of the mounted police
has been stationed at Cranbrook. Mr.
Cole is a fearless and very capable officer,
and will make many friends among the
peace loving public, and possibly some
of tbe other class.
Pieper, the paper hanger, was taken
suddenly lil last Saturday niyht, and
while be did not throw up his contracts,
he worked on lhat line otherwise, and
wns a pretty sick man for a few hours.
Doctor Seattle was routed ont of his virtuous couch and fixed bim up.
A great many tongues were bang'rg
out around town S-iuday last. Every
business house was closed up tighter than
u clan) shell, owing to an order from tbe
police enforcing Sunday closing. In
some ways the rigid enforcement of this
law works a hardship on the public.
Many people thought last Sunday,
when they saw Billy Resor on ibe street
that a new preacher had arrived in town,
but found out their mistake on get ing
closer and seeing that it was Billy with
Sunday-go-to-meetlngson. It was love's
labor lost, however, as Baldy drew the
Maurice Quaiii was down from the
mines Saturday, and reports ever)thing
up in the Nigger Cr.-ek country as looking very favorable. Maurice expects to
cut tbe ledge tbey have been running for
almost any day now, and thereby open
up a mine that will be a shipper with the
advent of the railroad.
Messrs. Fink and Tbeis of the Fort
Steele Mercantile Co., were In Cranbrook
a few days ago and purchased three business lois. They have announced lhat
they will soon build large and bUhstan
tial bu iness buildings and m-*ke Cranbrook the distributing point for their
immense trade. Like other s gacious
business men, their Judgment tells them
lhat—no matter wh it their wishes in the
case may be—Cra-.bnok is destined to
be the commercial center of i,.i--t Kootenny, and they do not intend to sacrifice
their buslnesslnterestj by deluding themselves intoi.behe-ief that the ''hits been"
can possibly come to the f out again.
Gov. Hanson of Wasa was In townsi-v
eral days the past week, letting the construction woik on his new building, and
attending to other business, Sixty thousand feet of lumber are uow on the ground
for the structure, and it will be one of
ibe -'est ami most substantial buildings
iu East Koo'enay, The first idea was to
make a public bull of the upper floor,
but Mr. Hanson has since determined in
cut i'. up iuto rooms suitable for lodging
purposes, The lower floor will he occupied with general merchandise, hy Mr.
H inson, who will S14II retain his beautiful home at Wast, as well as bisbusinCSS
at that j fiitit. Hy the way, it is said lhat
Mr. Hanson is making the Inte lor of his
home inure beautiful hi'll — ft Veritable little pal.u-e. It don't seem |ios*.|bl« thai
an old batch wpul.l dn nil tout fm his
own especial plensure—it would seem
that some fair lady should share in the
comforts and spk-udoisof ihatp dice on
the Kootenay.
Throe Gunboats lleslro.ved, a Fourtb
Driven Ashore
Three Transports also Destroyed—
The Spanish Navy Being
Rapidly Decimated.
I'lav a Pel Bate. Guantanamo Bay
July 2i.—-At 7 o'clock on Uie uioiniiig of
July 18, lhe Vessels on blockade duty iu
this vicinity, the Wilmington, Helena,
Scorpion, Hist, Hornet, Wampatuck and
Osceola, approached the harbor of Man-
aanlllo from the westward and tbe Helena entered the northern channel toward
the city; the Scorpion atul Osseola the
mld-cbani*.tl and the Hist Hornet and
Wampatuck the south channel, tbe
movements of lhe vessels being so limed
as to bring them within effective range
of shipping at the same moment.
At 7:50 nre was opened on the shipping  and alter  a deliberate tire   lasting
about two and a half bouts three Spanish transports, El Gloria, Jose Garcia and
I.t Purrissina Conception were burned
and destroyed. The Pontoon, which was
the harbor guard and stoic ship probably
f n ammunition, wns burned and blown
up. Three gunbo its were destroyed) one
other was driven ashore aud sun's aud a
fifth was driven ashore and is believed
to be disabled No casualties on American slip-*. The Spanish loss is believed
to be about 100 kl led.
Assistant Superintendent of Construction Turnbutl was in Cranbiook Wednesday iu course of* trip of Inspection.
Mr. Tnrnbull says the stt-el will be at '.be
river, opposi-.e Wardner the last of this
week. Arrived Ihere tbere wi I] be a delay of about 10 days ou account of tbe
erection of a steel span—a part of tlie
permanent bridge over the Kootenay.
From thence u will be a matter of but a
very few days before the steel reaches
Cranbrook. Fires and floods east of
lhe I.Ik have done considerable damage
aud caused much loss of time, or rails
would have ^en laid into Cranbrook by
August I.
Co-itract<"'r Kennedy, from Coal Creek,
was a recent visitor to Cranbrook. He
found the irround in this vicinity well
take-i up. and thoughl be would not do
auy work In this vicinity.
I tsniatfcmal, Wurdner, fUL]
J L. Havidaon is now left in charge at
headquir.ers. and his responsibilities ar«!
extremely heavy, es be has to look after
There were a few Jays last week that
mosquitoes were so b=.d at different places
along the road that it became necessary
to lay the men off.
Contractor Grant has closed up his
work north of town and moved his outfit
west of Cranbrook. Mr. Grant lost no
time in pti-hing bis contract through,
Edwin Force is h'jw located at Wardner a= sectional engineer, and will have
supervision of the construction of lhe
bridge across the Kootenay at this point.
One railro-id contractor gave a most
vlvtd description of tbe large number of
mosquitoes about his camp* He said
tbey were so thick that if he shoved his
am out and pulled it back quickly'U
left a hole in tbe swarming pests.
[Wardner in-c-rjiatl-.i-ui. 2t*x.]
I.eroy ."--a^e le1"! for Cranbrook yesterday, where he has purchased a lot and
will commence the erection of a hotel
.Mr Reid, of Reid & Co., expects to
move bis Moyie branch to Cranb.ook,
and will visit Cranbro*jk this week for
the purpose of making lhe necessary arrangements.
The steamer Gwendoline had an accident to her machinery Tuesday about
three miles below Wardner. Jt was not
serious and did not delay the boat only
;i few hours,
George (iiird, agent  f-r the townsite,
left yesterday for Toronto by way c f Elk
river and Macfeod.    He expects to  be
bsent  t«o or three weeks on business
pertaining to the townsite.
Mr. Kellogg, of IJutte, Mont . went
n nh on the Star Wednesday. Mr. Kel-
» la one of the oid-t-mc mining ix-
pertaof thecountr) aid ia iii lake chaige
ii the North Star mine.
Mr. Scott, manager of the Cranbrook
branch of ibe Bonk cf Commerce, wa*
in the city Friday Interviewing the
Warduer merchants. Mr. Scott is a
pleasant gentleman, and while hercuiBite
many friend-, for himsel/aud his institution.
Sergeant Smith, of the northwest
mounted police, arrived fiom Alberta
yesterday and will remain in charge of
thtsS'ati(*»n. The sergeant lias seen 13
yei rs of service ami what is more he is a
thorough gentleman and one who will
perform bis duty in the face of any ob-
Exclusively, 22 years banking experience
in this range, Colorado, California, &C
Personal lespouslbillty, Correspondent:
1st Na'.ioral bank, Chicago, Code used.
Craubrook, I), C.
Tenders nre required for the removal
of galiaje and chisel accum.datioiis
from private premlsea of residents of
Cranbiook to a dumping ground tn tn*
selected. For father information call
mi John QolcblsOll, J.   I' ,  in the lla-ct
block. v
HBRAItD    PUBLISHING    CO rr3-iriai ant,
(Invariably m *»J\ j
Ailvwiiilnir rattrl
furnished q
n application.
The Klondike oxcltomont seems   to
have been lost lu lhe Bhtlfile.
Spain Is now meeting some most
erushing defeats lu the American theaters.
If American brevity enn abbreviate
"ultimo" Into ult.," why cau't "ultimatum" be shortened Into "git?"
Wns it really necessary for tho Nashville's crew to board the Bucna Ventura?  She was loaded with lumber.
tuivii Is on n unit or the sutarlrH or
the commissioners uud their employes,
the outside expenses In Illinois being
the largest, amounting to $ti,4S0. Massachusetts comes next with ?4,942 on
ticcoiint of miscellaneous expenses;
South Dakota third, with J-l.llQOi und
New York fourth, with $4,423, The
salary list of Illinois aggregates $n:.-
720, of which ?10,000 goes lo the threo
commissioners. Pennsylvania, til-
though the second Suite in tho Union
in railway mileage*-*coming next to II-
lluols—has nn railway eotumlssiou.
In contact with Cuba's Spain snw
only one, but when It run against
America's Hug it necessarily snw moro
When It comes to drawing on their
Imaginations booiq wnr correspondents
know uo check.   They simply use large
By taking her cue from that tilll-
matum Spain practically wantedtocon*
vey tho Impression she'd light from the
word "go."
A clergyman asserted iu a sermon
tho other day that "there are only eleven or twelve real ideas In the world."
That isn't one of them.
It is natural that things should get
high dining war times, hence ihere Is
uo deed of surprise at the fact that Uncle Sum bus got his buck up.
In its list of things proper for soldiers
to tukc Into the Hold, this Army nnd
Navy -Journal names "tape, black and
white." Heads of departments have u
corner on nil tlio red tape.
A Cuban war correspondent finds
time to tell about n Spanish gli-1 hi Havana whose "eyes rest upon you nnd
follow you-lnrge, dark nud beaming,
half-veiled with long lids und lushes."
On to Havana I
A Japanese bus carved a wooden
statue of himself so lifelike that when
placed side by side it is absolutely impossible to toll which Is which. There
are lots of men In this country who
think like a wooden man.
Verdi, the composer, bus founded a
home in .Milan for superannuated sing*
ers. The great trouble he will havu
tilling it Is the refusal on the part of
singers to admit that they nro superannuated beforo tho audience becomes
The Spanish peasant works every
day mnl dances half the night, and yd
cuts ouly his black bread, onion und
waterroelou, The Smyrna portor cuts
only a Utile fruit and some olives, yet
be carries with ease bis loud of "jou
pun uds.
A littlo good out of a grenl evil Is the
Incroiise of geographical knowledge
brought ubout by every wur or war-
scare. Multitudes of pooplo have learned  more about  tllO  West   Indies,   llie
Canaries, the Capo Verde Islands nml
other regions within the last few weeks
tliiin they ever knew before since tho
days when, with tho omniscience of
youth, Ihey knew It all.
To speak of tho United States us an
uu warlike nation is nonsense,  We do
not keep vast standing armies, but our
people spring to arms when there Is
need with an alacrity that shows u
strong am] virile character that aspires
with good reasou to tho hegemony of
the world. To speak of u dominant and
Indomitable people such us ours us uu-
warllko is to commit au outrage upon
It Is said that n rolling stone gathers
no moss. As n matter of foct it Is (he
I'ollliigstoiielha.tkvMs tho world ou the
move. The mnn who sits down in tho
spot where he happens to llnd himself
nud goes to gathering moss contributes
nothing to the bustle, tho activity, tho
well-directed energy thnt goes to mako
the prosperity of a country, Inventions,
discoveries, commerce, science, art and
Iltoraturo get no assistance from tho
atone that never rolls, it Is the rolllug
Stoue that discovers, invents, produces,
A St. Louis physleiau, who Is a confirmed old bachelor, has started out to
reform the habit that obtains of dressing babies In loug clothes. He snys
that It Is necessary for the proper development of babies that they should
have plenty of leg room iu which to
kick. The St. Louis doctor is uo doubt
right. This thing of beginning nt the
very stnrt In life to deprive a free
American citizen of the right to kick
Is In violation of ihe principle of republican govern incut, nnd should have
uu end put to It.
A. J. Balfour has grown anxious lest
the novelist inn out of material, mid
wants to know where new material Is
tu come from. For out part wo should
nut be nt all distressed if they would
run out fur u while, so thut we might
huve lime tu cnteh up with what thoy
have been writing lu the hist ten yeurs.
And even If they fulled fur lifty years
tu llnd nny mure material we could do
pretty well by reading Scott and
Dickens mid Thackeray mnl Hugo.
Then there is the further reason for
uot worrying, Mr. Iliilfour, that the
groat majority of the novelists don't
use new material anyway.
There ore twenty-three States which
niiilutuln Railroad Commissioners, tu
wblcb Louisiana will be added when
Its new constitution goes Into effect.
Of these all have three commissioners
apiece, except Wisconsin, Ohio, Virginia, ami Rhode Island, euch nf which
bus one. A recent report shows that
the total expenses of the New York
commission ore nearly twice as great
as thoso of any other Stato, mimimilng
to $58,825 per annum, of which (24,000
(ur $8,000 apiece) Is fm- iho salaries uf
tlm three coinmlsstonoroi's, Other
Suites, In the order of their expenditures, nre as follows: Texas, $80,700;
Massachusetts, $27,4110; Illinois, $28,*
200. Rhode Island has the lowesl ng-
gregntu of expenditures, amounting to
$1,021, of which only $21 is outside of
the salary list. In every Instance milch
thu lurgfst proportion of the expend 1-
Of ihe Dfty-two newspapers iu Paris
only threo—Roebefort's, Cleinouceau's
und Zola's, and tho Socialists' organs—
are favorable to the Uulted Stales. The
secret of tho enmity of the other forty*
nine Is to be found lu their corrupt
charactor. Y.oht, lu his recent powerful
novel, "Paris," has shown up the rottenness of theso papers lu u trenchant
manner mid displayed mi Intimate
knowledge uf all lhe Ins nml nuts nf the
transactions growing out uf ihe Panama semiilnl, which In his work figures
as mi African railroad scandal. The
same Influences are nl work uow. Theso
paiicrs have been bought tip by tho
Spanish bondholders ns thoy were then
by the Panama stockholders. They are
never known to advocate any cause
fur which they are nut paid.
I'nllke the Herman Kmperor, Queen
Victoria dues not have a fresh scrap-
book tilled with newspaper clippings
in read every morning over her coffee.
The newspapers are, however, read for
her benetlt, and she has means uf knowing whenever anything unpleasant is
said about any member of the royal
family. Tills Is the one subject un
which she Is sensitive. She never has
cause lo resent anything that is said
about herself. She commands the respect, affection ami loyal devotion of all
ber subjects. Nothing unkind or disrespectful Is ever seen in print about the
Queen. Sometimes u critical remark
Is hazarded lu Pmlianieiil about a royal
duke conuected with the army. The
Queen at mice hears of it and calls tlm
attention of the prime minister lo lt,
asking him to ascertain on whnt authority tho statement bus been made. The
prime minister forwards the letter to
the war otllce. The Secretary fur War
sends a letter tu the offending member
uf Parliament, asking fur Information
for the benetlt or thu sovereign. The
member Is called tu account, mid makes
such explanation ns he considers necessary. Ills letter goes frum the war office tu ihe prime minister and thoQueon
receives In due time whal Is virtually
au expression of regret fur mi Indiscreet comment upon the eouduct of a
liieinhei* uf her family. No public man
likes tu be called to account In this wny.
He may know that uo action will be
taken upon his explanation, ami lhat hu
will never hear uf the matter again; but
he finds himself In mi unpleasant position, mid Is nut likely to repent Ids indiscretion. Ills wife and daughter are
also personally Interested, for their
names may be dropped from the lists ol
guests for court functions, It Is a gentle, restraining Influence which Is ox-
rted by the Queen upon Pnrlhilileiilary
debute and public discussion, but It Is
none the less real and effective. It protects lhe court   uud    members nf the
royal family from thoughtless and capricious criticism, mid to this extent upholds the dignity of the monarchy. The
Queen, being a wise ruler, dues uot Interfere openly with the privilege uf free
speech, Wblcll Is the Hrltuli's bir 111 right.
She dues not expose critics of lhe royal
houso to vexntlntis nnnnynnce, bul in a
quiet way reminds ihem (hat she and
her family are entitled to consideration
and respect, ami might nut lo be spoken
of lightly mid uncharitably. The Tu-
dors, Smarts and Georges had more arbitrary methods of enforcing respect
fur the crown. They Imprisoned ur exposed tu prosecution those whose loyalty was suspected, simiellmes cutting
off their heads ot- taking away their titles or estates, or heavily lining them.
The Victorian method of discipline is
mild and wholesome, mid fully in harmony with the political conditions of
Invented by tbe (lii-iese* Perfected by
Jfi-ii.ii.-so, Nntucil liy I'ort ii ffiie«c.
Prank II. Vlzetolly, iu "A Chat About
China" lu the Woman's Home Companion, writes interstlngly uf the Introduction of Hue porcelain Into Europe:
"The word porcelain, as applied to
ehlna pottery, originated in Japan during the thirteenth century. The Chinese, the pioneers in tho art of porcelain manufacture, began to make It
nearly two centuries before the Christian era, anil so careful were they to
guard the secret of the art that nearly
fifteen centuries lapsed before their
neighbors, ihe Japanese, gut any Inkling of It. Hut once In their pusses-
slnn, the wily Japanese lust nu time tu
profit by their knowledge. The few
Intrepid navigators of those days
brought samples nf both Chinese mnl
Japanese wnro to Europo, but nut until
early In the sixteenth century did a
trade In It uf any extent lake place.
Amutig the early Importers were Put'tu-
gucse traders who had Bottled on the
Japanese const, ami to them, lt is claimed, We owe tiie wnrd purcelulti, derived
from the  Portuguese parcollaun, or
sucking pig. When the Portuguese
traders flrst saw pieces uf Japanese
ware they were struck with Its transit!
ceuce, which somewhnt resembled that
of the cowry shell. The cowry shell,
In turn, resembled lu shape a small
sucking pig, or pureollnua; bonce our
Transplant)!!;-- Wild Flower--.
In digging the wild flowers, especially thoso having bulbous roots, be careful to go deep enough to get all of the
roots. Leave as much soil clinging to
the roots as possible, and after wrapping them lu damp moss ur grass, lull
the plants up in paper lo exclude lhe
ah*. Gather a basketful of leaf-mold
frum under the trees where no grass
grows, the tlrst Inch on the ground being the best, mid use ihls freely in
making tip the bed for the reception ol
the wild (lowers. After planting them
In their new quarters wnter liberal)}
and shade frum the sun for a week ut
mure. A rather shaded location should
always be selected.—Woman's Home
A man's Idea uf a guud time Is tu be
mi actor, mid nut huve lo kiss his own
wife as lhe leading lady.
MlHium- that Cli-ingc II.in.l-. on tha
Turn uf ii Card.
BenBOU, the jubilee plunger, thought
it worth while to write or have written
for hint a bunk telling huw, iu 1KS7. be
speut nnd gambled away a fortune uf
£250,000, Vet Benson's was by nu
means u record; indeed, if a list uf the
biggest lusses in a single yeur by gamblers were compiled It wutild be fuund
that Benson would nu' be lu the ilrst
The famous Lady Caslleiualiio was
one of the must notorious gamblers uf
her day. Pepys, In his uimislng diary,
tells us that iu u single night her losses
amounted tu ovor £26,000, and that, too,
ill a time, be it remembered, when
monoy had two or three times Its present purchasing power.
Nell Gwynne, actress and court favorite, beggared herself times over and
over again at the gaming table, lier
contemporary, tbo Duchess of Mnstarln,
niece of the famous cardinal uf that
name, raised in mmiy days large sums
uf money, always tu lose them iu the
card room,
Charles James l-'ux, as well as being
u great statesman, wus u uotorlOUB
gambler, lie lust enormous sums, and
managed tu get through several fortunes, ills own estate and fortune
passed out of his hands very early, and
thon Lord Holland paid for him £140,-
0U0 to rid him uf his debts.
Fortunes thnt came lu him afterward
by marriage were similarly gambled
away In lhe gambling clubs of St.
James uud Pall .Mall. Pox always tuuk
his beating like a man; be was lhe
coolest gambler nf a gambling age, and
watched the turn-up of n card on which
thousands depended with an apparent
slob.' Indifference.
The clubs at the end of the last century were hutbeds of gambling. Lord
Stavordalo lust £11,000 at one silting
at Almuck's une night, and was rising
to go when the winner offered to throw
liim the dice fur double ur quits; Lurd
Stavordalo did su and won.
At the Cocoa Tree, a famous club in
Its day, there was In 17.S0 oue famous
evening, of which tiie records are still
preserved, when ll sum uf £180,000 depended uu a single hazard.
As an Instance uf the enormous sums
lust even early 111 this century, lt may
be stated that the club known as Crock-
ford's was started in 1827 by n fishmonger uf that name; by keeping n
hazard hank he retired lu 1840, twice
over a millionaire.
To come to mure recent limes, lhe late
Lurd Walerford lost on tbe turf, and
by his eccentric wagers, Immense sums,
tho precise amount of which It would
be Impossible to set down, Tbe Marquis of Hustings plunged till he became at once the terror nnd the joy
of tbe racing fraternity. Ills losses on
"Hermit's Derby" were considerably
over £100,(111(1.
When Ablligton Balrd died lt was
computed that Ids losses un the turf
alone amounted to close un half a million.- Tlt-lSlts.
ileta! n I tig a N»"t.
A judgment uf ,ue greatest Importance und Interest to railway travelers
was delivered recently by Judge Bm-
(leu.    A gciitlemni, (rnv«-lliiS from I«.«
dun to Hastings luul occasion to leave
the carriage at Tunbrldgo Wells, and
tuuk the ordinary precaution of reserving bis seat with bis umbrella and
newspapers. While be was absent another passenger seized bis place and
refused tu vacate It until forcibly ejected. As a result an action fur damages
was brought against the original owner of the seat by the intruder, nnd a
counter-claim fur similar damages was
entered by the other side as well. The
judgment delivered was one which will
commend itself to ninety-nine out of
every hundred travelers. The claim
for damages fur ejectment was dismissed and tbe counter-claim allowed.
For the future, therefore, the cantankerous Individual who persists In
disturbing the comfort nnd convenience of travelers In tbe manner Indicated will know huw he stauds, aud
that If tho owner of tbe seat thinks Ht
to bundle him out neck aud crop the
latter will not only have tbe sympathy
uf tbe public but lhe law us well on bis
side. There can be no question whatever that the universal mode of retaining a seat lu a railway carriage is a
must reasonable and convenient one,
and the thanks of the public are due to
Judge Emdeii fur his very clear and
sensible Interpretation uf lhe law. Not
the least Important point In his judgment Is his assertion that the holder of
a seat was entitled to use reasonable
furoe to eject nn Intruder.—Loudon
Htrango Chinese Law.
If n Chinaman dies while being tried
Tur murder, the very fact uf Ids dying Is
taken as evidence of his guilt. lie has
departed, but sumebudy must suffer,
oud his eldest son, If he has one, Is sent
to prison for n year. If he has no son,
then bis father ur brother gels a flogging. It's all In the family, and Justice
must lie administered.
In love nlgebru one and une make one
Told tlie Truth Once.
Nuwed—According lu you, I never
tuid you a siugle truth before we were
Mrs. Nuwod—Oh,George; you weren't
quite so bud as all that. Don't you remember you always used to say you
were unworthy of mo?—Life.
It Is always considered a neat thing
to say tu an obituary notice of a man
than he Idolized bis wife, aud acknowledged that she was of the greatest as-
Distance to him.
You don't really know bow coldblooded and hoarthws the members of
your family are uuless you wake up
with a palu lu fche night, aud they
Sleep Ou.	
Man wns made tu mourn and woman
wns made to see that he does It. That's
tbe whole story In a chestnut shell.
A giant lorpedo boat is to be built by
Hussiu, at St. Petersburg. It will be of
l.'iiH) tuns, or ubout four times the displacement of tlie largest torpedo-boat deal royers.
.Senator Harris has introduced n bill
to extend Hie franking privilege to officers
nud enlisted men of the army and navy
during the war.
The towns uf Romano and Tx-st Springs,
Kan., have each a population uf about
Lfiii). Neither town coutuius an idle man
ur boy, a tlpplorj a dug, an unoccupied
house or a place where liquor is suld.
Some of the Queer Letters Received
by the llureau.
A good many queer letters are received nt the pension office, nearly all
of which ure tucked In tiie flies which
contain papers relating to a uillliou
eases, says the Washington Star.
Some time ago a widow who had
worked hard to get a pension became
possessed of the Idea that the postmistress of her towu was ber euemy. Here
Is the letter she wrote the Commissioner of Pensions:
"I wan tel ye bow old sojers widows
are treted by our Redheded postmlstrls
sbe are ouly fourthclass anyhow* aud
keeps a stoar redenge nil tho postal
cards & letters too, which we cant not
get our pnpers tel she have the same
red herself. She reports to Com. Pensions thut my husbeii died of devilment
wlch nre a lie he die of the army an he
war more plouser theu uur Redheded
A Kansas man writes the pension ofllce the following:
"I see by tlie newspapers thut you
say you ure going tu try to get Congress
to put a slop to the present opportunities which the law offers to women lo
secure pensions fur life from the United
States by marrying au old soldier,
What tho devil do you mean, sir? Do
you wiiut to lose your sculp? Of course
you will be opposed. We were assured
last fall that In case of MeKluley's election, his administration would be
friendly to the old vets, and now you
propose to deprive many of us of our
only chance of helping to perpetuate a
raco of heroes, and tho pleasure uf
eventually being petted to death by u
nice young woman. Do you think tbe
people will tolerate such an outrage?
"llut, my dear sir, If you must recommend such a law, eau't you make an
exception of old bachelors—that's a
good boy? Two of my dear neighbors
and myself settled here In the wilder-
ness at the close uf tbe war and wheu
the country became settled ten years
later we bad 'lost our grip.' I am 5ft
years old, nnd the other fellows are
past 50.
"And now, O comrade! do not, I pray
thee, attempt to deprive us of our only
Hope to ever securing the consolation
so necessary to gladden our declining
years, Por of course, you know there'
Is nothing ubout old fellows like ourselves to loduec young women to marry
us If tbey caunot get a pension."
Fits and MIMIih.
In the choice of texts and hymns
clergymen And it necessary to exercise
considerable care, less they give offense to some of their hearers. But lu
tbe good days wlieu ministers were accustomed to preach ut their flocks
rather than to them they did not hesitate to choose texts which conveyed
plain home truths. Tbere Ib a good
story told of a Highland minister wbo
was bidding farewell to his flock. He
told them that there was little love of
Cod among them, for (jod bad taken
uoue of them to Himself since he came
among them; that there wus very little
love among themselves, for there had
beeu uo marriages sluee be came to tho
district; and thnt there wus very little
love uf their minister, for his stipend
was small, aud tbey had not Increased
It ny a penny, ne wns ipa-nng niein*
to become chaplain at Inverness jail,
and he would uow proceed to his text:
"I go to prepare a place for you." A
cleric who was about to wed on the
Sunday previous to bis marriage
preached an eloquent sermon from the
text: "He went on bis way rejoicing,"
Ou the following Sunday be hud apparently changed his tune, for bis text on
lhat occasion was, "Oh, wretched man
that I am." At tbe next meeting of
the Presbytery bo was severely chaffed
by ills clerical brethren, but thought to
get tbe better of thom by quoting the
text, "I wish that all men w'ere not almost, but altogether, such as I am." A
quick-witted brother, however, added
to the hilarity of the meeting hy cry-
lug out, "Finish your quotation, Mr. C,
'Except these bonds/ " On one occasion
a minister happened to give out ns his
text the words, "He giveth Ills beloved
sleep." Looking around tbe congrcgn-
tlou, and observing a considerable
number of the members already nodding, he suddenly stopped nud suld,
"Brethren, it Is hard to realize the unbounded love which the Lord appears
to have for a large portion of this congregation."
Teacher Shifted the Topic.
The Sunday school teacher had
readied a point In the lesson where she
'was dwelllug upon the future reward
of those wbo behaved properly here,
whea the audacious small boy, who
frequents most Sunday schools, spoke
up uud asked If all good people went
to heaven.
"Certainly," replied bis teacher.
"Well, hns my grandmother gone to
heaven?" persisted the youngster.
"Surely she has, my boy, If she was
a good woman."
"No sbe husu't," declared the fun-
lovlug youngster; "there she Is over
there I"
The teacher turned to other phases
Of the lesson.—Congregational ist.
Women's Hair Improving*.
It Is uow said that women's hair Is
becoming more beautiful lu color every
yeur, and Is also growing thicker and
longer. This Is said to be duo to the
small, light bonnets thut women wear.
Certain it Is that air and sunshine Improve tbe color atul texture of tbe hair,
Suu bleaches the hair, aud Venetian
bcuutles always dried their ruddy locks
In the suu, thereby getting that tint so
much admired called Venetian red. Of
course sunshine will uot blench dark
hair, but It gives a deeper color to all
kluds of tresses, and will brighten dull
browu hair.
Gilts to the Queen.
Queen Victoria has accepted as a
jubilee gift from a private person tbo
engraved signet ring of Queen Mury
IL, wife of William III. The same collector gave her majesty tne diamond
signet ring of Henrietta Maria, King
Charles I.'n queen, ten years ago.
On the Solar Plexus.
CboJIy—I cuwu't Imagine what makes
me so stupid lo-ulgbt.
Miss Cutting—Well, I'm not surprised
at tbat. It would be too much to expect you to linaglne auy thing.—Cleveland Leader.
Through counties** ages on the earth there
A race called mnn, which strove and
hoped and dreamed:
And   tlms ■  there  were   who   sang,   and
those who taught,
And those who whispered of the lost
Anil ns they came and went they bullded
A structure marvelous thnt no mnu
A towering temple, rising white nml sheer
Where   sen-hippod    muuu tains    frown
upon lhe land.
On   through  ita   portals,   ever   moving,
The generations, adding to Its store
Of all that's beautiful, until nt lust
To those who gascd there seemed u<»
room for more,
Not nil in peace had this proud palace
Fur lu its shailuw men had warred nud
And,   fiillinc  there,  luid seen   the glory
flow II
Thnt,   erstwhile  gleaming,   tilled   their
hearts with pride.
But ever hopeful, as the ages cried
From  onl   the  asen tu the  nice  that
They bullded then anew, ami, side by side.
Carved whnt they dreamed and writ
there what they thought.
And so ou earth mnn through the aeons
'J'o make this palace nobler to tbo eye,
And worthy, ns the casket id IiIh love,
To tell Ids glory to the liye-nnd-bj*e.
And some dny lonely on n lonely earth,
The last man sleeping where his fathers
This wondrous thing thnt in mnn'ti suul
hnd birth
Shall rise In silence by the monnlng
A temple, made for dust-worms, of a race
That came and went, and dreamed Its
ilreaiu anil died;
And, crumbling there, shall fall to earth
The mausoleum of ninn's love nud pride.
—Edward S, Van Zlle.
I bad crossed the Alleghany Mountains from Cumberland to Brownsville
lu the stage. 1 bad occupied a week iu
the passage, stopping at the several
tuwtis tu perforin the business of the
agency with which I was Intrusted.
A few days before my arrival at U.,
the bank there had been rubbed, and
the town was in u state uf intense excitement on account of the robbery. As
there was comparatively but little passing to and frum the place, almost every
nian in the village bad made up his
mind that this or that person whom ho
had seen was the rubber—only be had
left the place. It was of course very
fortunate for the poor travellers that
hardly two uf the villagers agreed as to
the Identity uf any single persou with
the buhl villain.
It did not occur to me tbat I might
myself be suspected and I left the place
sonscloua that my looks were more
ii ouiuuUi io shield uie from suspicion, I'. Is only twelve miles from
Brownsville, ami ou my arrival at this
pluee I put up nt the hotel to remain a
few days; but my business being
fortunately disposed of iu a few hours,
I decided lu take the evening buat fur
At dinner I sat next to a dashing sort
af person, who presently Introduced
himself as Captain Ford, of New York.
He was it gentleman, su far as I could
Judge lu tlie short Interview, and I was
pleased to make his acquaintance. We
spent the afternoon together until four
o'clock, wheu we both went un board
the steamer.
The captain was quite communicative, and told his history for the preceding twenty years, a portion of which
period had been passed at sea, as captain of a Liverpool packet. Our Intimacy ripened Iuto a very excellent feeling, nnd we look the same stateroom
for the night.
"You stopped at Untontown, 1 think
(•oil said," remarked my friend, as we
seated ourselves In the saloon after
"Yes, i was tbere a couple of days."
"Of course you heard that the bank
was robbed."
"I did; but It was two or three days
before my arrival."
"That was lucky fur you."
"Why so?"
"Because every person who has
passed through the place within o fortnight previous to the robbery has been
suspected of tlio crime. You wouldn't
take me fur a bank rubber, I presume?"
"Certainly nut."
"Yet I nin certain that suspicion
rested upon me, though I wus not openly charged with the crime."
"I think so.   It was decidedly annoying to be suspected of such au Offence."
Well, I don't know; if a man Is Innocent, why should lie enro?"
"True; but It Is au uncomfortable
"I don't feel su."
"Sometimes, yuu know, elroustaneos
give a color to such suspicions. For example, one having a great deal of
money about bim, might llnd himself
the possessor uf some bills of tills very
bank tbat Iiiih been robbed. Of course
they are scattered all over the country."
Very true; I doubt not I have some
of the bills of the IJ. bank."
"I know that I have."
1 pulled out my pocketbook and found
I bad about $15 of tbe money. Captulu
Ford also produced two $50 bills.
"I got a hundred-dollar bill changed
In Cumberland, and received these
After this conversation we went
out upon the   gallery uud smoked a
cigar; but the night was too dark and
damp to remain outside, and we returned to the cabin. As we entered the
Baloon, I noticed that a rough-looking
fellow, who had followed ub out, was
close upon our heels as we returned.
lie seemed to take no special notice of
us, though I observed thnt he placed
himself very near us.
The captain and myself had some
further conversation In regard to the
bank, which, however, was Introduced
by me. Two or three times I caught
the rough looking fellow In the act of
paying very close attention to our remarks, and with a sudden conclusion I
jumped to the fact that he was In some
manner connected with the robbery.
He did llut look any tuo guod to be engaged In such nu enterprise.
I called Captain Ford's attention to
the mnn, and lm coincided witli me iu
the belief that be was connected with
the ail'air Iii sonic manner. In order tu
try him we rose and walked (u the farther end of the bunt, lie followed lis,
evidently paying tlie Closest attention
to every word we uttered.
"Have you a warrant fur Ids arrest?"
I asked my companion, lutnl enough tu
bo heard by the listener, winking at
him at llie same (line.
"Yes—at least, 1 should not scruple
to take him."
Itul the omlUOUS WOrdS did nut seem
tn drive away the follow, and heculitln
lied tn follow us, iippnrently heedless ol
tlie suspicions that had fastened upon
At nine o'clock we cuticlilded lo retire. Captain ford entered tho stateroom and "lurned In," while I went to
the washroom to refresh myself with
au ablutiuu. I entered the room and
closed the door, but had scarcely done
so before It wns rather rudely pushed
open again, nnd I discovered the form
uf the rough-looking fellow staudlng at
my side.
"Yuu are my prisoner, sir," he said,
slapping me ou tbe back.
"What?" I exclaimed, rather astonished at this salutation.
"My prisoner, sir."
"Your warrant?"
"I'll show you that Io the morning."
"On what charge do you arrest me?"
"On the charge of robbing the U.
"Come, come, my boy, that's altogether tuo bud," Interposed Captain
Ford. "Tbe gentleman Is from New
York, and I'll vouch fur his character."
"I dare say you will, but be Is my
"Well, sir, what do yuu propose to do
with me?"
"Only tu keep you safe till I can return you to D.'
He decided to let me remain In the
state-room, and place his men—for he
was the deputy sheriff of the county,
attended by two ofllcors—around me lu
such a manlier that 1 eould not escape.
I was satisfied with this disposition of
my person, and the sheriff retired. I
was rather amused to Had that tho person whom I had suspected uf complicity with the crime should turn out to be
the sheriff, entertaining the same views
towards me."
Captain Ford swore It was outrageous
tu arrest a peaceable traveler In this
mutiner, und vowed that he would
stand by me with bis purse and his Influence to the end.
I thanked liim heartily for his sympathy, but the consciousness of my Innocence was my nllstitllcleiit safeguard,
and I went to sleep and slept as comfortably as though tbere hud been uo
officers lu the world.
About two lu the morning the boat
arrived at the Pittsburg landing; but
when the bustle bud subsided I went to
sleep again, and did uot wake till sunrise. Captain Ford, however, proposed
to land, but the sheriff positively refused tu let bim do su, whereat he swore
like a pirate, and vowed revenge; but I
went to sleep, leaving him in his Ire to
settle the matter us he could.
When I awoke and unlocked the door
I fuund the sheriff bad procured tbe assistance of officers from Pittsburg to
search my effects. I pointed to the valise and unlocked lt. Of course there
wns nothing iu tt to criminate me, and
only a few dollars of tbe U. Bauk were
fuund upon me.
While tbe search wns In progress Captain Ford attempted to leave the room,
but the officers detained him.
"Open your valise, If you please,"
said the city official.
"Dare you Insult me?" And tbe captain launched out In a tirade of abuse
agalust tbe party.
"No use, captain," I Interposed. "Let
them examine your valise."
"I will see them—I won't do It!"
But the officers did It for liim, nnd to
my astonishment nearly the whole sum
stoleu from the bauk was found In HI
I wus confused aud confounded at the
Idea of being caught in such company.
But my Innocence was so apparent to
the sheriff, who bad his eye upon me
from the day I first arrived at IL, that
liu did uot detuln me as a prisoner.
Though he bud not before suspected
the captain, he had sceu him Introduce
himself to me,
I was obliged to return to V. ns a witness, but my testimony amounted tu
nothing, aud I was permitted to depart
afler the captain bad been fully committed. He was afterwnrds found
guilty and sentenced tu the penitentiary. 1 have been careful sluee that
about making acquaintances on my
travels.—True Flag.
The Real Hchroii,
Willie—Papa, why do they call language the "mother tongue?"
Papa—Because the fathers so seldom
got a chance to use It.
Willie will understand this when ho
gets a little older.   Philadelphia Call.
A man eould learn a great many
things If he dldu't think be already
knew them.
Manslaughter Is a penal offense, bul
man's-la ugh ter isn't—seo?
About Ihe best thing you can sny
nlimit a man Is that he works as well
uloue us when he In watched.
French papers nre now discussing tho
probability «f a French*American compact.
The senate lias passed a bill providing
for the appointment of two matron* for
every volunteer regiment to mend and
wash chit I io*.
President MoKlllley is snid to have information which points to the early cessation pf the wnr on account of Spain's
deplorable condition.
The Wisconsin Superior Court has decided that n specification in n contract
requiring the contractor lo employ union
labor is void.
British Colonial Secretary Chamberlain
thinks nn nlliaiu-c between the United
States and (beat Britain is certain in
tlie near future.
A conflagration at Peshawar, India, in
the Punjab district, hns destroyed 4000
houses, doing damage lo tho amount of
$20,000,000. Tho flames raged for twenty*
four hours.
Nhc Wmiiihi't sny ,, Word ir lie Went
IllUhl Then.
It wns near tlio hour uf ll'tBO !>■ ni.
and the war department clerk still remained within tlie ancestral hall uf a
mansion nol far frum Scott circle.
The young man  was staying    lunger
than usual, for the girl liked him, notwithstanding Ids dilatory habits, and, lie
had somo hopes of winning her hand and
heart, and uu this night lio would put it
lo tho test.
An before stilled, it was 11:30 o'clock
when He Misled his elbow on the arm of
his chair nud looked fixedly at the weary
maiden un the sofa.
"Miss Ktlielyml," lie said, witli a great.
yearntngi "have you thoughl seriously of
what lids lerrible war is?"
".Must women elder (linn I nm have,"
responded the girl, "aiui I suppose I have
dune my share."
"You have llnttered me onco or twice,
Miss Klhelyiiil, by Itsklllg me uul lu go
to the froui un 111 yuu suid l might go. or
iiiiiil the i,ill of my country was Imperative. Neillicr of ihcsc Conditions is yet
nl Iiiiml. nud still I feel that it is my duty
logo.   What du you say?"
There wns tcndorneis nud longing and
hope aud scheming in Ids voice, fm* he
wns laying n trap fur lier, ami he wntclieil
her to sir llie effort uf his wards.
She looked nt the cluck wist fully and
turned lier lieavy-ladon eves upon him.
"Well." she said with Sll bll •oslglia-
linn, "if yon will go right this minute,
I won't nay n word."
And for the flrst time he realized the
actual horrors of wan—Washington Star.
l-'ninoii-t   uh   tlie   mrl.---lii.-i-   of   l-'.m-
lii-i-t.* J'»Ni*|,lilm>,
Kurt de Franco, Martinique, is the
strongest: fortified point tho French own
in America. It is both a military and
naval station aud a fort was erected on
a mountain top there years ago, which
ims since been Improved and strengthened by some of the most modem guns
known iu warfare.
During llie civil war the United
Slates cruiser Koarsarge chased Uie confederate blockade runner Alabama into
the harbor and was on the point of opening lire un lier when the authorities forbade It.     Here they remained fur Baltic
time and during n stormy night tlie Alabama slipped out and disappeared in the
Caribbean sea. Soveral times it Ims
been badly damaged by tropical cyclones
during which hundreds lost their lives.
It is noted as being the birth place of
Empress Josephine- a life-size piece of
statuary of lier adorns the principal
pla/a. The furl has Imd fur vein's bat
une family, the king of Dnhomy and his
six wives, whom the French captured nfter great trouble in tlio African wilds and
Thus far this season 2,000,000 quarts nf
strawberries have been consumed in Cincinnati.
Another slide Ims occurred on the Vnl-
dez glacier, Alaska, burying n number of
pack animals.
A wnrd iu the Oily of Philadelphia
claims lo he the hnniier -HHpitriigiis-grow-
ing section of the world.
Congress 1ms passed a bill providing fur
the establishment uf post offices at military posts aud camps.
There is a run on lhe Bank of Spain
in Madrid, the people demanding tlie exchange of notes into silver.
Owing to the difficulty in shipping
horses so fur. it is likely tlmt no cavalry
will be sent lo the Philippines.
Tht Cheapest, most comfortable and direct route from Kaslo to all points la
Canada and tht United States.
The only lint running through TourI.it
Cari to Toronto, Montreal and Boitoa.
Through Tourist Cars to St. Paul daily.
Travel hy this line and have your baggage checked through to destination.
Daily connection from Kaslo excepting
Sunday at 7; 30 a. m.
Fur full information call on or addrtM
Traveling Passenger Agt.,
Or Nelson, it. u.
E.  J.  COYLK,
Diiilrict Puiengor AgtDt,
Vancouver, U. C.
The surveyor's chain
made it the shortest
transcontinental route.
It Is the most modern in equipment.
Ills the heaviest railed line.
It has a rock-lmllaHt roadbed.
It crosses no sand deserta.
It waa built without lnnd grant or government aid.
It Is noted for the courtesy of Ita employes.
It Is the only line serving meats Dn tht
la carte plan.
For maps, tlcketa and complete Information call on or address International
Navigation ft Trading Company agents,
K. A a. railway agents, or
Kootenay eonneetton at Honner'i Ferry Ida ,
Sunday ami Wednesday.
Westward 8,00 a. u
Eastward :i..tu -..m
C. Q. DIXON, General Agent,
Spokane, Watb.
F. I WHITNBT, Q. P. ft T. A.
It. Paul, Ulna.
mmveemsnpesatetentmmmmmm 1
Built'-* School nt Burllngame, Cab. **till
maintains its position i" the front ranks
uf the wjhoolfl (Oi the I'm-ille Coast It
Ims just cloud thi) most successful year
in tu history uud graduated ten young!
men. Nowhere are hoys belter taught
or better cured for in every re-mect.—Situ
Francisco fall. May -2'--.
Cur hill*   C li sto in N   III    V UK lie    Vmnni;
1 ii hu III tti ll In uf llie ivj   l.iuul.
When a young Laplnndcr Is in lovo
with a girl he and she run a men, He
is heavily handicapped, su thai she mny
win if she chooses, nnd if she outrun
him he cannot propose again. Of
courso sln> stiffen herself tu he uvcrtn* |
ken if she cam for him, hut llie consent uf her parents musl he obtained be-'
fore she can bo married. The law of
lhe hiinl is very utile! on Hiis point, and j
in olden times Llio man was suhjeot tu i
capital punishment it' »e married without lliec-iisi-nt of Uioglrl'i paiollla. Af*
tor a Laplander hns chosen a bride he1
sends  her n  preseul   of n  glrdlfl,  fl   I'lllg
ami ii ipmuliiy of hraiidyi he goes .«>
fur us llie door of her hui, hut rcmnltia
otiUldo until Invited to cnlor, whcii u |
bumper nl brandy is offered lo lhe girl's
falher; if he drink il II is a nigll he eon-
seuis lo ihe mitrringBj innl tin* young
lover then promise-! tn give tin- mil some
elolhes, and pays u sum of money, gen-
ernlly HH) copper dollars, ou thi- spot
This, of courso, Is a remnanl nf marriage by purchase,, which, in primitive
times, succeeded marriage by capture.
Itiimis nre published once in Lapland nnd
the marringo cen my is   very   short,
Tlie bride wears her hub luuse and hns
a gold build round lier head. Her parents nml her dowry are generally reindeer, and she aud her bridegroom remain with her parents fur a year after
Time advances at n snail's pace, but
it retreats like n Bcorchcr.
Avoid the law by acting in a way that
will cause the law to avoid yuu.
When wives and widows speak of their
lute husbands, their meaning is quite different.
Nature may be a sitccoss ns a country artist, hut it takes a man In paint
the town.
Willu-lmlliil    Of     Holland     find     Her
Miitlivi *•'*' Big-Mi of PiirU.
Wilhelmina, the youthful queen of Holland, nud her mother, who have been paying a visit to Paris with the object of
making purchases in view of lhe coming
coronation celobratlons nt Tlie Hague,
have indulged energetically in Bight-see*
Ing and shopping. Both, quietly nud
tastefully ilressed.went to the Louvroono
day, nud arriving too booh, had to wait
iu their carriage until the ofltcial hour of
Hie opening.
The copying artists were already busy
at their work as the queen went around
Hie rooms, and in some instances wcl'f
poltlely requested by M. de sum- to re*
move iheir caaela for a while, so llial the
original from which they wet* copying
could he fully noon. Qnecii Wilhelmina,
who is herself ii clover artist, remained for
a considerable lime looking al lhe "Ola-
eondii" nf Leonardo de Vlnel, and nt Mil-
rillo's "Virgin."   Shopping was begun in
(he   Hue de In   l'nix,   where  Ihe yonng
queen purchased a considerable amount of
jowelrv. anil after visits to various othor
establishments Hie mvnl shoppers walked
hack tn their hotel,
Apropos of tho story of tho betrothal
of Q n Wilhelmina of Holland in Prince
Hornard nf Sum' Wei r, now olllclally
contradicted, 11 is Interesting to notteu
Iiml, according in the newspapers, this eligible queen has Imil aluiosl ns many
suitors as Ponolppo herself.
First nf all, there was Prime Albert,
the heir In llm Belgian throne, win. is
now touring round tho world. Then camo
Prince Louts Uouapartc, the Russian
colonel, nnd the ('unite do Turin, the
Duke of Ahruzzi's brother, who wns im-
possible because he was a Roman Catholic,
Finally there was Prince Charles of Denmark, now married to Princess Maud, lie
went In Holland tu meet Queen Wilhelmina, hut. liu- interview led tu no satisfactory result.—New York Press.
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Philadelphia, will certainly corroborate
Uie clam that Lydla E. Plnkham's
Vegetable Compound Is woman's ever
reliable friend.
"I cannot praise Lydla E. Pink-
ham's Vegetable Compound too highly.
" For nine
weeks I was in
bed suffering with inflammation
and congestion of the
ovaries,   I
hnd a discharge all
the time.
When lying
down all
the time, I
felt quite
comfortable; but as soon as I would put my
feet on   tbe floor,   the   pains   would
come back.
" Every one thought it was impossible for me to pet well. I wns paying 81
per day for doctor's visits and 75 cents
E day for medicine. I madcup my mind
to try Mrs. Plnkham's Vegetable Compound. It has affected a complete cure
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Hun Ity Hu- Government fur Siiiiim of
Jiot 1.1-mm iin-ii Five iii.Miii'm.
It mny not generally he known that
for many years the general government
has conducted a savings bank fur the
accommodation ol certain citizens, Bays
llm Kansas City Journal. An act of
congress of the date of May 15, 172, provides Hint any soldier in the army may
deposit with nny paymaster his savings
iu sums nut less 1 liim $3, nnd it shall bo
the duty of the paymaster to supply the
soldier with n deposit, book, iu which
are entered the amounts uf his deposits, When the deposits have reached
tho sum uf ,$."*i) tho government is required to pay the depositor interest, nt
the rate of 4 per cent, per annum, Having onco deposited a sum nf money the
depositor is not permitted to draw it
until tho date of Ins discharge. The deposits arc exempt from attachment for
debt, but they forfeit to the government
if the depositor deserts from the army,
The government assumes Hie responslbil*
Ity fur ull such deposits nml a defaulting
paymaster enn work the soldiers no injury. Paymaster lliu-ker once told tlie
writer thai about :tO per cent, nf the en-
llstcd men  iu the regular army availed
themselves ur mis privliegu.
I WAS called "It." Try ns I would.
I could llnd no patron saint lu the
calendar who answered to that
name, nud there was really no excuse
, fur "It" but the negligence uf tho John*
Bon family tn christen its children.
They bestirred themselves early only
In the case nf my elder sister, who was
named Maggie. Even 1. the youngest
of a batch of live never knew the Second
child, a buy, by any oilier nittno than
"Brother." Then came "Sis," the third,
and "Babe," another buy. and finally L
tbe last uf the Johnson brood,    "ll"
rung In my baby ears lung before 1
knew what was meant. 1 suppose (hut
being the real baby tt would have
cuuscd Confusion In tho buuschohl,
whero there was already a "Babe,"
uud so they substituted "It," for that
was my title by right uf succession.
I never knew my mother. Bhe died
soon after l opened my blue eyes lo the
world. Perhaps If she bud lived my
i nomenclature would nut have been bo
slightingly treated. Maggie, the eldest,
n quiet, faithful girl, took charge of us
nt mother's death. Father was a teamster and nway all day from the little
family, for whom be provided generously out of his splendor earnings. He,
too, called me "It" when be took me In
his hip and rubbed his harsh, stubble
beard over my baby cheeks or pinched
my little fists with bis big, horny Augers. Maggie gave me n mother's care,
as sbe did the oilier children, and 1 had
really no trouble about my Incomplete
name until 1 went to school for the
first time.
"Your nnme Is what?" asked the
teacher, when my turn came lu a long
Hue, stretching from the foot of her
desk to the last bench lu the room.
" 'It' Johnson," I answered promptly.
"'It' Johnson?" she repeated, with a
doubting shake of tbe head. "Little
girl, you must have forgotten your
''No," I gasped, for n lump In my
throat almost choked me. To be the
first lu the whole room wbo hnd any
difficulty about her name was mortifying even to a little 0-year-old,
"Have yon any brothers or sisters In
this school?"
"Yes, my big brother Is In No. 3."
"Go upstairs and bring him dowu to
I trundled off, perplexed, to find
"Brother." Up to tho top floor I
climbed and soon espied him In n front
seat of Room No. 3, the door of which
stood wide open. He answered the
summons of my vigorously beckoning
finger nml I cunfided tu him the dl-
leimiin I wns In about my name.
"Well, 'It,'" ho said, "you arc In n
Parkinson refrained frum using the
family slight.
I  had always   been a  frail  ynniig
thing, though not ill, and the foreman
gave me the lightest tasks. Otherwise
he showed me no favoritism. I paid
tny Hue when late, the same as the rest,
aud If I made a blunder I paid fur the
damage. Withal, 1 felt suro that Mr.
Parkinson liked nu* the best uf nil, mid
my little heart, craving affection und
only too ready to give It, went out tu
hiiii lu the tlrst Hush of awakening
He musl have read It III my eyes, fur
his glances grow warm when he spoke
to me, ami his bands often lingered
around mine as he placed lhe work lu
my outstretched arms.  The girls at my
"Mr. Parkinson's been arretted," aald
Becky. The blow he dealt the scapegrace who Insulted me was mure effective than he had meant. The fellow
was lying Unconscious at his Imiiio. ll
was even feared tbat his Injuries would
result in death, ills two companions
had sworn mil a warrant against the
foreman. Neither the)* nnr llnslna
made their appearance at the shop thai
Even uow I cannot benr to dwell nn
the miserable days thai followed. Joe
Parkinson languished in prison, while
the victim of his gallantry slowly recovered, I wenl to him witb a breaking heart. He stretched uul his hands
through the bars and drew* me towards
j him until he kissed ui.v forehead. 1 was
u woman at Inst, aud my cup uf love
and suffering was full,
"I can bear It all. little one," he said.
manfully,   "li was all for youl"
He wns acquitted at the trial. On
tbe day of his release we were quietly
married, and that night be left me to
gu to the far West and commence life
lt did nut take him lung to get a
start, and I soon joined him In ihe cosy
Utile home he had prepared fur me.
•You:" lie cried, as in the days of old,
Only now he clasped me In his arms
and kissed me. "Little wife." be added.   "Hear little wlfo!"
And It was "II" nu longer.
The Oakland. Cat., Hoard of Trade lias
requested llio California senators to secure
the annexation of Hawaii,
A wild mnn entirely nude has been
captured after nn exciting cluise in the
Woods near Valley Cottage, N. Y.
William A. Plnkerton, the famous detective, has been called into government
service to limit down Spanish spies.
Government crop reports show favorable condition of growing wheat, oats and
cotton. Corn is somewhat backward.
Arthur Zimmerman, former champion
bicyclist of the world, is dying of Mexican fever, nl his home in Trenton. N. J,
Por the eleven mouths ending May 31,
the I'nitcd Stales treasury receipts show
nn Increase over 1807 of over $00,000,000.
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bad tix. Vou never had nny other
"But isn't your nnme -Brother' and
nothing else'.*"
"No, I've been christened James besides.'
"James?" I queried. "I thought that
wns father's nnme?"
"And It's my name, too—Jnnies .John-
Then for the flrst time I learned that
"Brother's" name wns .Tames, that
"Sis" luiii been christened Cordelia, nnd
that "Bnbe, the Infringer," was Andrew In tiie baptismal record. Only
poor, little, slighted me was "It" and
nothing more.
"Brother" made matters clear to the
teacher, and she laughingly Inscribed
the name of "It" .Johnson upon the big
roll bonk of ihe school.
I passed through my school days ns
"li." Then, tired of book learning, l
went to work In n shoo factory.
"Brother" was a teamster now, like
father. "Sis" wns married and lived
In the country. "Babe" hnd run nwny
to eullsi In tlie army, mid there wns nobody homo but father and Maggie nnd
me, for James was hoarding In another part of the city, where most of
liis hauling hnd to be done.
I hadn't been In the factory long
when the old phrase "you're It" was
revived on the vaudeville stage, and,
of course, the young men nbout the
placo tensed me by applying It to me, n
real "It," nml "It" from ber birth to
ber sixteenth yenr.
"You're It," they shouted as they
enme up with me In the street. "You're
lt!" snid their mischievous eyes ns I
entered the shop and passed the foreman to go to my tnble. The foreman
was strict nud permitted no noisy con-
duet Inside tbe factory. He wns a serl-
ous-lookltig man, with a young fnco
but the mien of oue beyond his years.
He called each girl by name ns he parceled out the work nnd told her whnt
to do. "Mollle! Rot-Inn! Gertie!
Becky! Annie! Youl" he snid when
my turn came.
"Her name Is 'It/ " snid n snucy miss
who stood close by.
The foreman shot a forbidden glance
at her, then looked rather pityingly
upon me, "You," be replied, "measure
these vamps and make sure that they
nil tally with tho sample." And "you"
I remained to Joe Parkinson, the foreman, for weeks—months.
The factory hands nil called me "It."
I was "It" at home to father ami Maggie. But, somehow, there wns nothing
galling In lt any moro so long as Mr.
table were all friendly but one. Somehow a silent ntitngonlsm had sprung
up from the Ilrst between ltosinn Frcoll
nud mc. Uoslim was uf Italian descent,
a buxoii, crlmson-checkod girl, with n
voluptuous figure, nnd a well-pulsed,
vain little head. She was of a quarrelsome and Jealous disposition, feared
by the girls and relentlessly pursued
hy the young men with admiring
glances, impudent Innuendoes In compliment to her beauty and Invitations
%i ull the parlies lu the cheap dancing
hulls of tlul town. To all uf those
Itosina went, and often mure llinii once
a week she was lined for being tardy
the morning afler. She stood her punishment With a saucy smile, for she
knew her beau of the evening would
make good her Hnancial loss.
Aware of Mi*. Parkinson's hobby fur
promptness, I hud been Invariably on
time. One night Maggie was taken ill.
1 nursed Iter till daybreak. Then I fell
Into a sound sleep at the foot of the
bed, and wus awakened only by my
sister's anxious cry that It was long
past rising time. I hurried nway without n morsel of breakfast and reached
11.C     fr.-a.tAM,>      jU.1t     tlia'CC       mtD.lla.-a llttU*.
Mr. Parkinson stood at the desk, noting
my time.
"My sister wns ill all night," I stammered, blushing to the roots of my hair.
He must have read lu my eyes the
penitence expressed for having crossed
bim iu his efforts tu promote promptness.
"All right. little girt," he said, witb
a kindly glance from his handsome
brown eyes. "I'll forgive you this
As I turned to go to my place I saw
Itositm at my elbow. She had beard
the foremnn's remark. An evil expression spread over her darkly beautiful
countenance. All day she pursued me
With her jealous, grudging eyes. At
noon she held n confab with three of
her stanchest admirers and their sneering faces, bent upon me, boded tue 110
"You'd better go home early," advised Becky, my pnrticulnr chum.
"Tell him that your sister Is too sick
to get supper, nnd hurry nwny from
here before closing time. They mean
mischief, sure!" I dared not offend a
second time by losing n quarter of nn
hour at the busiest season of the yenr,
so I stayed until the gong announced
the close of the day. Becky and 1 were
not more than half a block from the
shop when ltoslna and her noisy escorts
came toward us from the middle of the
"There goes 'It!' Joe Parkinson's 'It!'
I'll pay de line! There tt goes!" And
the rudest of the quartet picked up n
handful of mud and plastered my back
with It. 1 turned to run buck to tbe
factory, wben out of the darkness the
arm of a mnn shot squarely Into my
assailant's face.
"The foreman knocked him down!"
whispered the excited Becky. "I'm
glad of It!" And we took to our heels
and Hindi* good time In getting home.
As I crept Into my bed that night the
sweet thought that be had defended me
kept me awake many hours. When I
slipped Into dreamland at last lt was
with his face bending over me, his lips
whispering thnt he loved me, tne—poor,
nameless, Insignificant "It."
Next morning I hurried to the factory long before the opening hour to
thank bim for his gallant defense. To
my utter dismay a strnnger wns nt his
desk. I gave bim my number und
passed on. 80011 the other girls arrived
In groups of two and three. Their faces
were grave and they seemed to discuss
with subdued voices a calamity,
"What has happened?" I gasped,
filled with anxious forebodings.
sin-in 1 distinctions of the Old Ketitmc
Mill Held by Hit* Free-born Negro,
Lilian Bell gives this characteristic
dialogue between two colored women
in the opening chapter of "Yessmu," a
vivid story or Southern lire appearing
tn tlie Woman's Home Companion:
"Ou Saturday afternoon the 'wash'
of the Northern delegates to tho Baptist convention was being borne
through the sl reels of Memphis 011 Hie
heads of two black, pendulous colored
'"What you gwlne do, Sist' Rlehhly,
If dem Northern ladles gibs you tits
'bout scorcliltl1 dat skirt V
" i ain't skeered 'bunt whnt dem
Northern Indies gwlne say to me' bout
niithln', Slst' Golden,1 retorted tlie other. 'Don't you know dey say dat colored folks Is jes ns good ns white folks
Is, au' dat up Nnrf if a colored lady gut
a sb.i dress she gits Invited to do white
fulks' pah ties Jes' like do quality?'
"'(lit onl whl you, Rim' Illchldy. I
aln' no slcli Bofly ns to b'licve yo' foul
""Taln't no fool talk, Slst' Holden.
Hit's tie Onwd's trufe. 'Cordial' to ilat
de ladles won't dare say nuthlti' to mc
'bout dat scorched skirt, 'case It would
be lake dclr sasslu' one auurr. An* If
dey did talk sassy to me,' she added,
emboldened by the other's evident admiration, 'I'd jes' up au' snss 'em back.
'Deed I would. If dey t'lllk I'm as gootl
as dey Is, I Jes' gwlne show "em dat I Is.'
"'For de bin's sake, Slst' Hlehldy, I
never did see you so uppity befo*. But
I reckon you wouldn't dare talk so If
It was ole Mis Beauchamp's milled petticoat you done burnt.'
" 'Lawd, Slst' Golden, I reckon uot.'
cried the woman. 'Mis Beuuchamp Is
de quality, one of de hW 'uuff hlgh-
Stepplu1 ladies.   1 dou't reckon de time
0 111   cTcr   come   wlli'll   We'll    Ity-V   llll!)
n-chilnilu' ilnt niggers Is huh equals.
She hoi's dat bald.up as high as she
ever done when de Ileauehanips owned
de whole place. An' when she comes
In town she llffs huh dress an' picks
huh way lake she Jes' 'spisc to touch du
dirt with dem 11*11 foots of hubs. Rhe
got a look In huh eyes, ole ns she Is.
much ns to say "you niggers, step roun*
hyer. You amy be ns good as de Northern ladles, but as for me, you has been
my slaves, an' In min' you is still." ' "
One Offered Ready Undo fur tin- nci
perate l.ltcrutor.
I   A novelist In Boston—do not laugh,
! there are novelists lu Boston, yes, and
actually living there—«ald to us the
Dther day, "If only I could Hnd a plot."
Here te a plot for him free of charge,
' and the story is a true one, says the
! Boston Journal:
In 1780 a lady—a real lady—came into
] Birmingham, England, with  a   handsome equipage, aud desired the land-
j lord or ihe Inn to (jet her a husband, be*
; Ing determined 10 marry somebody or
; other before she left the town.   The
! mail bowed, and BUppOSed her ladyship
, to be lu a facetious humor, but being
] made sensible how much she was in
earnest, he went out in search of a
man that would marry a tine lady without asking questions.   After mnny Inquiries rrom poor fellows who were not
\ desperate enough for such a venture.
, he met with au excise man, who said
he "could not he in a worse coudltlon
than  he was" and accordingly  went
with the Innkeeper and made a tender
ur himself, which was all lie had to be-
slow ou the lady,  who Immediately
went with him lo oue who gave thom
a license and made them man nnd
wire, on which the   bride  gave  her
BpoUBO £200, nml without more delay
left the town and the bridegroom to
llnd out who she was or unriddle Ihifl
strange adventure.   Soon after she was
gone two gentlemen came into the town
lu full pursuit of her; they hnd traced
her so far upon tiie road. and. finding
the tun where she had put lip, they examined Into all the particulars of her
conduct, and on hearing she was married gave up their pursuit and turned
Truly a noble dame, one worthy of a
full-length portrait In the gallery constructed by Thomas Hardy,
Why did this noble dame offer herself to the first comer? And why were
the respectable males of the town no
backward? There was no hint of scandal. Who were the pursuers? Hid she
wish by a sudden marriage to escape
one deliberately coutrlvod and repugnant? Was the excise man a pretty fellow in spite of ids abject condition?
Did she ever see him again? Did Bhe
ever regret that she had not braved
the world ami lived wlih him? Per-
hapfl the memory uf her apparition
haunted him; perhaps It roused him tu
doughty deeds, It's a pity thut Mr.
Hardy has not accounted for her action
uud her fate with his grim Irony.
Without tho First You Cannot Havo tho Last.
Without the lint voucanuot have thsUit,
Hood's San-ttparflln gives both. It gently
tones uud strengthens the stomach and
gives digestive power, create! nn appetite,
und Invigorates the whole system. It
strengthens tlie nerves uud giver- Bweet, re»
freshing sleep.
Hood's Sarsaparilla
Is America's ai-eatest Me.v - -     -      - ■ ■ *
Hood's Pills
. Hid dlget
I IT i\
Women aro naturally of a clinging nature, hut Ihey arc not in it wilh 11 man
when il comes to hanging on to n dollar.
Food fiom (hi Wnter.
It has been del no list rated that on
acre of water may be made to yield
more food, With less labor, ihnii an acre
of laud. To clothe an old proverb with
anewdress.il may be said that there are
as good fish In the sen as ever came out
of it, anil with a proper organization or
the apparatus of fish hatching the
world would become better acquainted
with a greater variety of food ilsli than
lt knows ot now, and even people who
live far from the water would have a
delightful variety added to their daily
bills of fare. In Maryland much anxiety Is being felt as to the probable extinction nf the terrapin. The hitler has
its uses, but only a comparatively few
would regret its loss, while iu tens of
thousands of homes of tollers a plentiful fish suply would be a benefit—Philadelphia Inquirer.
For Infants and Children.
The Kind You Have Always Bought
Bears the
Pawnbroker ->i-.*n-   are   worth   more
than Spanish 3s,
If- a poor writer that escapes iriti-
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Nine Different Suit*.
One of the most curious things in
Brussels, a tiling that must be characteristic to some exleilt of the temp r of
the people, Is the little manikin statue
and fountain. It is a statue of a naked
boy, sold lo have been erected by a nobleman whose lost sun was found on
this spot. Hut there is not the least
excuse for the boy's unkedneas, for he
is well supplied with clothing of many
sorts, and is rich enough to buy more
suits occasionally. Louis XV. decorated
the statue with the Order of the Holy
Ghost, possibly at n moment when another sort of spirit bad possession of
liim, and it Is the owner of nine band-
some costumes belonging to different
periods. On fete days tlie boy Is gur-
geously clad; sometimes in old French
costumes, sometimes In the uniform of
lhe Guard Clvlque. All this Is funny
enough, but not as curious as the rest.
It Is tlie fashion for wealthy maiden
ladies of Brussels to fall In love with
the statue, and remember it handsomely In their wills. Through one such bequest this petted boy is provided with
a valet at a salary of $■!". and a short
time ago another unwedded admirer
left $1100 for the completion and maintenance of his wardrobe,—Kansas City
Ilt.tt Uti:  OP OIXT5IHXTS   FOB   t*\.
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•mii'll   ntul   .-:;..   1        ■ || a:.'   (he   whi'It-   •>»-
i.-m \ati»ti Miatiin** u through tha mucous sur-
t.«--.   .--.i■ ■. m -■ never be un-M i-x-
|i.[>t   on   pmettpttani   (*"•'■   reputable   phyl*
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' t>> the «■■*■' • p --'-.   '■■:'- from tht-m.
Ilall'1 '\it,.iTti t**jrv. matnifiictureil by P. -I.
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cury and Is taten lotenMllr.  aetlni direct!]*
blood ■        1 wi     eaol lhe u*a-
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in the right plan wben she possesses It
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.thhsm-et. Pb-I*!*'-.;fete. Pw.
When ■ mother tells a bachelor of a
utc thing hiT baby did, he never says
list whal he think-.
Cure for Con-Himptloo.—John A.    kllllei
Aa Sabla, MKblgw*-**. Apri: ;i, i*cc.
Veg- lurian CnH.
At the vegetarian Jubilee In London
recently some remarkable exhibits
were made. One wns n vegetarian eat,
a sleek and handsome pussy, who, having been brought up In a vegetarian
family, had not only learned to love
vegetable food, but had forgotten the
feline taste for mouse flesh. Mice of
the plumpest and most tempting appearance could run across the floor
with perfect Impunity in the presence
of this vegetarian tabby. She Just
winked sleepily nt them nnd gave a
contemptuous curl of her anti-cam Ivor*
ous tail. A new race of cats is thus
brought Into sight—the reformed feline
who Will not eat meat nor kill mice.
Hut the new vegetarian breed of cats
will never become popular with the la
A Haaty Cnnclualon.
Attorney—"You say you had called to
see Miss Killings and was at the house
nt tbe time the burglary wns com-1
Witness—"Ves, sir."
"Then how did It happen thnt when
the prisoner dashed Into the room nml
assaulted you, you leaped through tbe
window and went home, making no nt-
tempt to defend the lady or give the
"I thought It waa her father."—Life.
World'* Lai-gent Carpet,
The largest carpet in tho world la In
Windsor Castle. It Is forly feet In
breadth and contains 158,810,000 stitch
es. The weaving of It occupied twenty-
eight meu fourteen months.
Young men In society pny n terrible
price for the sake of sitting up late,
eating a dab of ice cream and cake, and
taking a girl home afterward,
There arc tricks In all trades with
the exception of the one you are en
gaged III
A Stniy that still Fits.
If there la one story dearer than another to the heart of the woman suf-
fragist, It Is tbe old yarn about the
man who, when his wife asked htm for
t>2o( replied: "Well, what can a woman
possibly wnnt with $25?" Although
worn threadbare years ago, the tale is
still to be heard nt suffrage meetings,
the sole variation upon the original
version being the amount of money
named. Only In very conservative localities does it still stand nt J".-.",. In
places where Interest in the cause runs
higher It is "What enn u woman possibly wnnt with J1M7" more radical
neighbors desire it to be "$15," yet
more radical "$10," and so on dowu to
the very strongholds of women's rights,
where the phrase is quoted and accepted as: "What can a woman possibly want with 5 cents." However told,
or by whom, though, the story is not
without foundation, and any one who
fancies that It all belongs to a bygone,
long-since vanished stage of feminine
existence, ought to have been within
earshot of n certain pair at a certain
glove counter one day hist week. The
man wasn't a bit a big, gruiT-volced,
savage-looking brute whom the suffragists would hnvo ua believe all
husbands are, and the woman wasn't
In the least the little, low-voiced, ilnilil-
looktng woman whom the same authorities declare tbe average wife to be.
They were n reasonably well-dressed,
well-looking pair, to all appearances no
different from thousands to be seen at
shopping times, Nevertheless, this la
what lhe husband was saying: "Gloves,
Indeed! And what do you want with n
pair of gloves'.'" The woman's nn-
swer wns Inaudible. Not so the mail's
reply: "But you've got n pair on; I
don't ace what you wnnt with another
pair. Too shabby, eh? Well, but look
here, Maria," (how the suffragists
would have chortled at the accents)
"where are those gloves I gave you Inst
Christmas?"—New York Sun.
Bronze te nil the rage now. but some
people continue to exhibit a good deal
■if brass.
A woman's idea of making a name
for herself i-* to mam* well.
£ EsUbliihed 1780. $
I Baker's      1
a  <3
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than a eer.: .ry as a ry
delicious, nutritious, -S1
and    fltth-forming jl
beverage,   has   our ry
well-known 2
Yellow Label     <?
l a      .a- &
on the front of every ■*?
package,   and    our ^
trade-mark,"l.aBelle ry
ChocoIatiere,"onthe '3'
£ Dorchester, Mom. <*
Grafting Tomatoes on Totatoea.
A remarkable experiment bus Just
been successfully tested ut Troyes,
France. Tomato plants grafted on potato stalks Just above the ground have
been proved lo do better than ou their
own roots, while the potatoes under
the ground were not impaired lu quality, Both the above ami below parts of
the compound plain did their full duty
without regard to what the other end
was doing.
Monm'i UeVHlpil li.'-ii'-'ly wllldoit. Three
doses will make yon feel )>ctter. <><-t It Irom
your druggist or any wholesale drug home, or
bom Btswarl <it HoIi-h-h Drug Co.* Seattle.
x. Ef, l.
No. ar., 'uh.
The longest-lived people hnvo generally been those who make breakfast
the principal meal of the day. The
atomach has more vigor lo the luornlnif
than at any other time.
>l Uin-th Kfrup.   Tn»l»>» WHtO,   V* Hr
OF   :   EAST   :   KOOTENAY.
As a Site for Smelters it has exceptional advantages, being the
Divisional Point on the Main Line of the Grows Nest Pass Ry.
and the most central point on it for the principal mines of the district, viz: The St. Eugene group
to the west-northwest, the North Star and Sullivan groups to the north-west, the Wasa group to
the north-east, the Wild Horse group to the east and north-east, the Dibble group to the east and
south-east, and the Bull River group to the south-south-east.
C. P. R. Land Commissioner, Winnipeg, Man.
V.   HYDE   BAKER,  Local  Agent,  Cranbrook,  B. C.
B. C. Land Investment Agency,
Victoria and Vancouver.
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Regardless of Ibe general results of
the election llie fact tins been demonstrated during tlie campaign that British
Columbia is a province of vast riches,
uud is to afford homes and fortunes fur
a great population. No matter what
position one took iu the contest that has
just closed, it must have been gratifying
to all to realize that the province iu
which he lived aud had his in teres is was
one of prosperity. The people may be
divided when it comes to the quesliou of
political control, but tbey are unanimous
on the question of promoting the interests of the province. British Columbia
stands today as one of the most prosperous provinces in tbe Dominion, and yel
her greatest resourc.-s are just being developed, Tbe next few years will work
wonders, aud among the many mineral
distiieis that is to bring wealth ami fume
to the province as a whole, South Kast
Kootenay promises to lead all the rest.
In this particular district, where there
has beeu just enough work done to show
that there is almost an inexhaustible
mineral supply wniting for the hai.d of
man to utilize it, there is a future blight
enough to encourage and inspire any one
who has a dollar invested iu property or
business, aud to satisfy the most skeptical that this is a good place to live. A
country with such resources must be a
progressive country, and a progressive
country is iuvuriaoly a prosperous coun
Tbe advent of the railroad will bring
about a condition that the majority of
peuple fail to appreciate at this time. It
weans development along lines that have
not been followed heretofore, as it will
bring in capital that could not be interested before ample transportation facilities were secured. It will menu a rapid
increase in lhe import and export trade,
and the building of good camps am) a
natural commercial center. There will
be several good towusiu this district that
will have solid foundations, based on the
output of tlie mines that have built theuii
uud there will be a commercial and milling center of this whole lerritoiy. At
tbe present time it is the concensus of
opinion that there is ouly one place that
can possibly hold tbat advantage, and
that is Cruubrook; aud within a year's
time this question will be settled so that
it will never come up Again, for Cranbrook by that lime wi 1 be the commanding town of the district, will, a prestige
that will remain unshaken
It is generally concealed that every man
should kuow what is l.e.-t. for bim, or at
least bold some strong opinions on that
point. At tins time, however, any reasonable man whu gives the question intelligent study, must neceS-iailly conic to
the conclusion that this is to be a great
district, where opportunities for advancement will be numerous. And when a
man finds a place where such conditions
prevail, there is only one thing for him
to do and lhat is to take advantage of it.
South Hnsl Kootenay today is a great
district, but in the yean to coma it will
con'ii.uc to grow greater In its riches.
Cranbrook has already advanced to
thai stHge where it is nunc a question of
location ihuti ptice to the purchaser of
properly. They realize llml there is to
be plenty tf buslneS! here and they are
pnxloUB to be in ihe BWltU.
Dave King lias sold the Kooteanian
but retains himself as business manager.
King thoroughly understands the newspaper business.
It is not necessary to boom Cranbrook.
The town has taken the bit in ber teelh
and is booming herself.
Within a mouth the cars will be running into Cranbrook. That will be an
auspicious day for this town, as it wilt
mean lhe beginning of a great career.
Tim Hi'.RAi.n's new plant will soon he
Instated, and it will be a daisy. There
are only a few iu British Columbia V--.nl
will equal it. Tub Hkrai.d will bein
tbe lead in every way, and tbe facilities
for doing first-class printing is not the
least by any means.
With the growlh of the town greater
care should be exercised in observing
sanitary regulations, The heat of July
and August may be productive of sickness unless proper action is taken. .Slops
and refuse matter should be properly
buried, and not be thrown out to fester
in the burning [sun and breed germs of
l.cailiT, .inly 28.
J. M. Pie-Smith is in Fort Steele making a purchase of some horses which be
will bring out lo Swansea.
McBetll & l'eters broke camp yesterday and are r.ow moving over on tbe
Kobson-I'enticton branch, where tbey
have accepted a contract.
M. A. Heale, the Fort Steele mining
broker, and A. F. Howard of London,
England, were here again this week inspecting the Lake Shore miue.
George Uatley un 1 V. DesauHncr have
purchased Martin Foley's interest in tbe
Central hotel, and hereafter that popular house will be conducted under their
supervision. Mr. Foley will now give
bis entire attention to his mining interests. 	
II. Reincman, tbe genial landlord of
the Hotel Venosta; William Cariin, of
Cariin \ Durlck, nnd Malcolm Mclnnes,
the well-known butcher, were in town
from Port Sleele yesterday.
A few days ngo Creigllton's pet crow
Strayed over near the C. P. R storehouse
where tin old hawk was mnking desperate efforts to capture il. Mr. C's dog was
lhe first whose attention was attracted
to tbe oreurrelice, aud be rushed to the
rescue of his   feathered   flicnd.    Their
combined actions attracted the attention
of tbeir owner, who made the discovery
that the hawk had a nest in au adjacent
tree, and was endeavoring togetthecrow
fur a meal for its young ones. Mr. C.
secured the services of a Ulan wilh a
shot gun and Ibe whole roost was killed
—two old aud two young ones.
The first kiln of brick at tbe McMul-
liu yard was a success—good enough for
any land—and are now ready for the
market. Work for the second kiln has
commenced, and the indications are that
the product will be slill better than the
first, depth improving the clay.
A wrestling match is advertised totnke
place at the opera house, Fort Steele,
next Saturday evening, July 30, between
j. C. O'Neill, of Kalispell,Mont, champion catch-weight of the northwest, and
W. II. West of Seattle, champion middle weight of the northwest. O'Neill is
the man who tackled Farmer Burns in
a match in Spokane hist fall. lie is hard
to down and the contest between him
and West promisee to be exciting.
Last Thursday I.ivcrjmnti McMulcn
was leading Dr. Itrodie's horse, when tbe
latter look offense at something, got on
bis dignity and hind legs, squared off
at Mc aud let go willl his right calching
him on top of the head and knocking
him oul in the first round. The doctor
sewed up Mc's scalp and he is getting
along all right. Mc says {he will insist
on that horse wearing sucks of buy on his
feet in the next match.
Dominico Siebrun and Tony Carlos
were among tbe advance guard of tbe
army of Italians passing through here
Moiiili-y morning, and while here became
disorderly and created a disturbance on
the street. Justice Hutchison Leingnear
arrested them. Altrrward Constable
Cole brought them into court when they
were discharged after paying costs and
agreeing to hit tbe high spots only, which
tbey immediately proceeded to do.
It Took Place In a Pallroad Camp West of
Town One Night Last Week.
Ill a railroad camp about lwo miles
west of town sojourns a teamster with
his wife and little daughter, having 11
family tent by themselves. A few days
since his calling took the husband aud
father to Wardner, and he was necessarily absent over night. The camp cook,
a Mr. Kammou, is an acquaintance of
the family, and as there is often more or
less drunken men iu a camp of this kind
when it is near a lown, the lady was
afraid to remain in lhe lent alone wilh
the little girl, 7 or S years of age, aud requested tbe cook to stay in the tent with
them until all prowlers bad retired for
the night.
Abont 10 or 11 o'clock one Johnson
came to the tent and demanded admission. The woman told bim to go away,
but he insisted upou being admitted.
Kammon theu told Johnson, who was
slightly intoxicated, to leave or he would
make bim, but Johnson still persisted in
attempting to enter; he was accompanied by two other men who, however, behaved themselves. Upon Johnson persisting in his attempts to enter Kamiiioii
took a revolver, which was handed hint
by the lady, and fired it over Johnson'*)
bead; being but au arm's length away be
could not have missed the murk it he
bad tried to hit him.
Johnson departed but came to town
tbe next day aud swore out a warrant for
the cook, who was arrested by Constable
Cole and tried Thursday before Justices
Laidlaw and Hutchicou. Both defend*
mil and plaintiff acted as tbeir own attorneys, but a few spectators were present. Tbe plaintiff's own witnesses could
say nothing iu bis favor, although in examining tln-iii be adroitly framed llieir
testimony for them but seldom succeeded in getting Ihem to endorse it.
When tbe testimony was all in the accused was discharged and the plaintiff
assessed the costs—*f>) 30. This was it
surprise party to him, but the venlicl of
the spectators was that Jfilinsoii got off
cheaply, as in addition to the offense that
bred the trouble it was afterward shown
that be had used language on 11 previous
occasion iu the presence of the little girl
too foul to be pi luted, and so filthy and
bestial that few self-respecting men can
listen to its utterance without a feeling of
shame and disgust. Such men are too
disgraceful and contemptible for decent
people to be obliged to come in contact
witb, and should not be tolerated.
Grand Wrestling Match!
Opera House,
Fort Steele,
Saturday  Evening:, July 30, 1898
$100.00 a Side,
J. C. O'NEILL, of Kalispell,
firn-il n caleb-welght ot the Northwest, anil
W. H. WEST, of Seattle,
rliiun-.liii mlt1tlttt*wftlglil of tlio Northwest.
Tiie sl>ii! nf wrwlllng will ne cidcli ni catch cun
Admission,    -----   $1.00.
sle Mercantile Co, i
A>.    1UIU   IHJUOIU alaUlUUUlVHU  UU.    .JjV
Fort Steele and Wardner.
One foot-power mortising machine, one
rip saw, baud power, one foul-power
shaper, one foot-power scroll saw. Will
sell at a bargain.
I, J0I1N.S0N, Wardner.
\RS.   BRODIE   &   WATT,
Cranbrook and Fort Stkelk.
Ilegulnr visits t» Wardner, Swansea, Moyie
City and Bt. Uttgene Mission.
W, K. hoss, 11. W. JlKUCIIIMEIt.
Barristers, Solicitors,
Notaries Public,
I'ort Sti;i-:i.k,     :    British Columbia.
Mines . . .
Real Estate. . .
Nnme, i'ikiiI inupiisHUnis are now nn tin*
-N-nirof tbo best luts lu Cr.inluiK-k arc
now In my hands lor sale.
over ittluor's store, raker St.,
Promptly Attended tc.
IN TIIK  SlTlil.MI,  l.oUItT  Ol'   »MTI8H
In the matter ot the "Water Clauses Con ollda*
lion Act is 7," nud Iii tin*matici ot tlinwiin-
bionk Water I'-ilii'lliiy, Un.iluil,
NOTtCB it hereby given tlmt 111> till m has
hern lllcil Iii Hu- DMrJi-t Hi>|*-isti*y of the
Mill-vim' I'mirl ol Hi-) Mi Columbia, lit Nelson,
hritisii (.'oh in iin. ina hu tor a certificate nmicr
sc-'ili.-nfi.u] iin.itliovt* mentioned Act, iinthor-
Izlug tin* i rnnbiook Water company m const met ami oi'fi-.itc n water works system for tlio
Biiniilyof water to the tiwn ol Craiibronh and
tin- iniiii iltanis thereof anil to iho Kineller notir
tliu Nil il town; innl not ee Is nlso herehy f-lven
tint) the at-- liiMt'in on tlie mill l" lillon w.ll lie
liiiide liy ihe -mill c.-niimiiy to ft Jllllge ol tlio
Sii-ireine Court of llritlOi t'olninlil-i nt Victoria,
on '|]itiislav.tlio*j,-,ih,!av<.r Aujinst. 1*w.
Th"ilmo of tue 11. si imlill.-i'tlon of tills notice
was tin.'mill tiny of .Inly, in 8.
Daicil n.tli .inly, is.w.
'.•1 itnstioii street, Victoria,
Solicitors fer llie Cianlirook Water Co., Mil,
I, tlio iMtlorslgned, J. MeKenzie, hereby bIvd
lintiee that I in end In am.h* te ifle Chief Colli-
iniisiiinei-iif Limits and M'orks for tieiinhslnii
1 11-eliiisi-  .!'-'!  acres nf land  hi Smith  Kast
Kootenay. ih'-ciilicd as follows: ('omnii'iie'ii-,-
al lhe tniiiliHcst i-oi-ncrof William Me en le's
iire-eiiiiitliin claim, lln-iico east in chains to
s. .1111 iii: ml corner <i[ said claim; Iheneft south si
idiiiliH; theii'-e west h chains; llienee nortli so
clialm to point of emniill.lli-eiiie.ll'.    ....N/.„
DtltOal Cmilhroott, It. C„ June U, 1S03,
I, lli« iindursliriied. N. Mum-on. hereliv j-l.-p
notice that I intend I > ui'ply to the Chief 11111-
niisiloiierof Lands nml Works for ■ emission
to nurchase one hundred and miy acies of i.uni
mnirniidy Creek, Homli Hast Kootenny, des-
crilied lis  follows:   Cohniu-lirllin at  the 111111]-.
e:iM corner, distent t-iu* torty chains smith ir> m
southeast corner of iieoii.'ii fcotl's -mrcliase.
L-H26asf1 l.oil Tracy Creek; thence 110) forty
chillis west, thence ('ni foity di .ins south,
thence (liu forty chains east, thence n | forty
chains norm to i-clni m -. ■nuiium ein.-m
X.   UAa\SON.
Datod Wasn, B.C., 10 June, 1808.
Provincial Land Surveyor,
BellevlnR In the -,'rr.it future of Cranbrook lias
opi-ned a large and well assorted slouk of
Special attention given to mail
and out of town orders.
The large and c< mraodious Steamers
One hundred passengers ami out?
hundred and fifty tons freight each
win ojien the navigation season on the
ICooti nay Stiver from
-•O.N TI1E-
l.'i>r nil iiulnt, lit Knsl Kcsitoiiuy
About : April 20th.
For pRSBcnRor nml frrlulil rule, tut tiros, the
compauios1 HRont iu Jennings, Montunn, or tlie
l-'ort Steele or Wnrdner, It. C.
This space will be      ^-^x
occupied by    j^*4?
T. 4 [
A complete 5n9 well selected stock of Family Groceries,
Miners' Supplies, etc., now arriving.
CKAM5KOOK, 15. 0.
Gents' Furnishing Goods.
1 The Cranbrook Lumber Co.
Saw and..
Planing Mills..
Dimension Timber, 2%,\ lo 12x12 up to so feel lona f>\(.
it 211 feet long up to 30 ft, mill 50c, per
1 per M
M for Liicli adililiulial 2 fuet
Jj "        "     over 30 ft. long—prices on application.
4 RoUglt I.iimlier,   12,   14,  |6 ft,  lengths    16 110 per M   _
_ Hurlaccd    "       12, 14, ifi ft.      "       so 00 per M V
5 6 iiii-li T. nml (i. Flooring—No. 1  2i> t« per M 9
ti fi inch     " " "    2  32 00 pel M __[
v 4 inch      " " "    1  »8 00 per M
S 4 inch      " " "   2  24 no per M
t (y Incli Rustic    "    1   36 '>" per M
# 6 inch      "         "    2      22 no per M
S 4 inch V joint or bended ceiling—No, 1  2S oo per M
4} 4 inch V    "     "       " " "     2  »4 OO per M
g .Ship i,ip—all wiilihfl  22 pa per M
g Mouldings and finishing Itimber, casings, &c.( prices on application,
}■ ARCH'd LEITCH, Manager.
•® ®*
The Cranbrook Hotel
Ryan & Morrison,
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