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Cl'AM'IMlOK.   BRITISH   COLUMBIA,   TUESDAY,   MAY    10,    1898.
M'Ml! Kit 8.
Five Thousand United States Troops Go
to the I'liillipiiic Islands.
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Amorlonn  Floot  at  Porto  Hioo-
i iii vn un Will Bo Attacked la
tli) Front mnl tho Hour.
WASHINGTON*   Mnv  y.— The Cnbtuet
Iiiih decided upon nn iiRgrcsslvc mitipalKti
■gainst llie Spanish in the Phillip! ties.
Five thousand troops will bo sent there
lt is saiil Hint the wnr department
expects Important news from Command-
er Sampson, who has mon-d agalust
Porto Kico. It n. not believed Unit ho
will encounter the Spanish fleet tbere.
Later on Havana will be attacked from
tho rear hy the United States atul Insurgent forces ami by lhe United Stalesjfleet
in front.
The Oregon la D fizil.
Driii,   Brazil,   May 9—The United
States battleship Oregoij arrived here at
6:40 this morning.    It is said  that she is
acting under instructions from Washington.
ADpro'.ching Po-to Bloo
Washington, May 9.— The Governor
General of Porto Rio has cablet I officials
at Madrid that the American flset is approaching. The people a*e panic-stricken and fleeing in all directions.
Troopa Leave Koy Weat.
Washington, May 9 —Five thousand
troops leave Key West today for Culm,
and about 50,000 more will be sent forward in a few days. No further news
has been received from lhe fleet.
(War news continued on page 2.)
EaBt Kootenay Loses Ono of Its
Most Valued Citizens.
Last Saturday night "Jimmy" Durlck,
as he was popularly known to every citizen of Ha t Kootenay, ami junior mem
her of the mercantile houie of Caflln &
Durlck, died of pncnmonl 1, the sequel to
a severe attack nf la grippe. The news
was received in Cranbrook Sunday morning wiih ns much surprise a* would have
been a thundeibolt from n clear sky, occasioning a f«ehng uf deep sorrow and
regret among all, for even those who hnd
never met him had canje to entertain for
liim a sentim. nt of profound respect
through Irs intensive reputatlou as n
gentleman, genial companion, a steadfast filend, upright business mail and a
devoted husband and father.
The defeased left a wife and four children to mourn his loss, aud toward whom
in this hour of their sore afflict Ion, the
hearts of all ure deeply touched in sympathy, more particular)' so as the mother nud wife was and still is confined to
her bed, and with the knowledge that lo
ber irreparable loss may he added another—the death of her infant child.
The funeral ceremonies occurred .Monday morning at Port .Steele according to
the rites ol the Catholic church, of which
faith Mr. Dmiek wns au honored adherent; Father Coccola officiated. Upon
leaving the church the remaius wero conveyed 10 St. Eugene cemetery, followed
by a large concourse of  citizens,   and
there met hy a delegation from Cranbrook,
Although less Until 34 vents of Bge Mr.
Durlck had been a remarkably successful
business man, and his assets me reputed
to he BUfficteUtly large to provide foi llie
needs ol his family.
Conflagration Averted.
Pal Mulhertu'i abode, No. 4*1 i-.n Sawdust avenue, Ueltclivlllc, was in great
danger of conglomeration from nu incipient con flag ration, two or three days
ago. Pat had been reclining his weary
hones ou his luxurious bill vn nun's couch
nml hitting the pipe of peace and corn-
col), pleasure in his heart and tobacco in
the pipe. He finally aron to attend to
other duties ol the day, and in so doing
precipitated-—un lusuraiicc, bo this act
was doubtle>s unintentional—a fitey
brand of tobacco (it may have beeu N. 0.
brand) on his stiovtr-wbltc pillow case.
Soon after departing Mr. Moffat, while
passing up ihe avenue, noticed cl hoi
smoke issuing from tl.c observatory of
Pal'i house, nml thinking it might be
caused   hy   lire-hisloiy   has   recorded
such Instances, notably in the cose of
the destruction nf Chicago, when n put-
able eye-witnesses have lolemulyaverred
there wai both smoke ami tin- -Alec.
reckh-ss oi danger rushed to ihe rescue;
bis worst fears were icnllzed and grabbing up au alarm clock which sometimes
tells Pat to break nway from the alabaster arms of Motphens, Alec saw there
was iu his hand time to turn ill the alarm
and he alarmed, The depaitmcnt was
promptly on hand; Chief Neatly, who is
nlso an aniist, had an ear ayiloge in his
thumb-Hand vest pocket, and soon had
the fiery fiend under control, although
the telephone and telegraph lines which
there line the sides of Sawdust avenue
WiNNii'KG. Man., May ,'1 —-I learn on
good  authority   that   Mr.  J.    I.onsdale
Uoupc, together with his assistants and
party, leaves Ihis city shortly to commence the wink of laying out the less
Important Lowmdtes along the Hue of tin-
Crow's Nest Pass Railway.   This work
Will likely,extend  OVCt  n period of two
years. His party, at tho start, will Include 12 111011,
Mi. Dotipo i»i a man who needs no Introduction i" the people of Ibe west, especially iu Manitoba uml the Northwest
Territories, lt is only of Into Ihnl bo
hns become qualified to carry on his pro-
Cession iu British Columbia. Por many
years he Ins occupied the position of
chief surveyor of the C. 1*. U.'s land department, and in this capacity haa laid
out many of their towttsltcs. These
have been largely located to the east of
British Columbia, Mr. Doupo Ia a man
or Indomitable energy, cartful and untiring In his work and n terror lo all evil
doers. Cranbrook may consider itself
for lunate iu having a man of his class
com 111K to live iu its neighborhood, if
only for two yeurs.
I hear expressions of wonder and as-
banishment, even botderlug 011 envy,
from those who nre f. rtunate enough to
secure 11 copy of Thk CranbrQOK HERALD, and have sufficient lime at their
disposal to icad from its columns lhe
news items and articles of interest with
which they nre crammed. " How is it
possible," they alt want to know, "that
a place of the aye of Cranbrook town
has been fortunate enough to secure such
a wideawake newspaper?" While fully
agreeing with all that has beeu said by
them, I am possessed of information re-
garding the future of the place which enables me clearly to see what it was that
brought the proprietors and their plant
to it. May the subscription list continue
to grow as; does ihis great business centre, is the best I can wish Tine HkUajvd.
Manager Whyte, of the C. P. R,, is
now iu Montreal, conferring with the
heads of bis road on official business.
Though Mr. Whyte is a man whose time
is much occupied with the more weighty
matters of the busiuess of his section of
the line, a hope is expressed that he will
uot overlook Cranbrook in the rush of
his work, but that something good for
the place will result from his conference.
Resident Engineer Pratt was absent
several days hist week on a tour of inspection ol" his district; he appeared lo
be well satisfied with the result.
F, Wi Peters, district freight agent for
the C. P. It, with headquarters at Nelson, was in town la-1, week. Mr. Peteis
was making a tour of inspection of liis
d^stiict, making the acquaintance of the
business men ami future tr.iffic needs of
the country. 1 le had a kindly word for
Cranbrook, and was of lhe opinion that
the C. N. P. R. would reach here fully as
soon as tbe time set for it—in the late
summer or early autumn. Mr. Peters
also said ihat i.s ihe road neared completion toward llie Kootenay river, the
company would accept freight ior poiittl
west of the terminus, tu facilitate more
lapid transit for goods to West K. oieu
Tlio Longest Continuous Sitting oa Rc=
cord Held Last Week.
Burn's parly ofeugtueersltft the other
day 10 mn a line through ihe Summit
creek pass six miles south of here lo the
Salmo, thence on to the Columbia river,
This la lhe route the Rosslaud hoard of
trade petitioned the C. 1*. K. lo adopt lo
Cello Rosslaud Instead of by way ol
Nelson. It the rond is built through
the above pass Nelson will lie commnni-
caled wiih by boat with Kuskanook as
the trausfer point—Searchlight,
Prom one end of Moyie lake to the
other, a distance ol about to miles, the
grading oi the Crows Nest road is being
pushed with all vigor, at-d it will not be
long Ulltll that portion ui the road is
completed. On account of the 10ul-unclose to the lake shore, lhe conlrac-
lid not have the amount of snow to
lnmlei them that the contractors of other
portions of lhe road had lo contend wilh
aid they consequently have had lew delays, McllLlh and I'eteis, whose court Il near the head of the lake, expect
to finish their work abmu the latter part
June, and Cowan & Co, are working
full forces on the tunuel ami Hill probably have their wink completed about
the same UoiO. Hi Hw-en hue atul the
fool of lhe lake sipuuU of men are also
at wotk blast lug and grading.   Therlgbl
ol way through tOWU has been cleared
snd the graders will toon be here. As
yei the depot site has not been decided
upon, but il is generally believed thai it
will he located aboul ou the line between
lhe Moylo City lowillito uud lhe J/ike
Shore addition.—Lender.
Prom the Leader of April 30, the following notes are gathered;
J. 1\ Armstrong, gold commissioner
for the Ivnst Kootenny district, was here
the early part of the week looking after
the government's interests. The fourth
of the land ol the Lake Shore addition,
which belongs to the government, will
soon be put on the market.
Mr. Arniitroug also inspected the wagon   road between Port Steele and this
ace.    lie reports it as being in very
rent of water the chief was diiecting ou ! If """^ 7 TtJ^ M* T
...... . . '■ the government will take the matter 111
j hand and li.t it between liic head of the
lake ami Craubrook.
so thickly, cut the stream up badly, and j   ,
for a time it appeared as though the tor-1 £n
rent of water the chief was diieciiug on
the fiery flames would prove ineffectual,
Government M'm'a  Child's Play
V/I b <Sor.-i.ity and Statoa-
raatdlke Taotioa,
VlUTOHtA,  May 5,-The time of the
legislature during the past week was
largely taken lip hy consideration of the
redistribution lull, which might have
been easily and equitably disposed of III
much (ess lime, end was finally concluded after .1 session of more than 26 consecutive hours. The tactics of the Up-
position were, if possible, more reprehensible—even at tidies bordering on the
disgraceful—than those they hnve heretofore indulged in, Misieprcsnttition
aud villificntion were Iheir principal
slock in trade during the debate, and it
is gratifying to be able to state that tbey
were met by the Government calmly and
dispassionately, wilh fads which effectually demolished statements designed by
the Opposition to mislead, aud many of
which, indeed, were utterly w th'otlt belter foundation than fancy or prejudice.
And iu the past, as well as at the remarkable silting referred to, when the
Opposition members—who have wilfully
or through ignorance at times made the
proceedings of the legislature appear in
the nature of a farce-comedy in which
they were doing the "funny business"—
resorted to obstructive tactics and vituperative language, they were met with
dignified mien by the supporters of the
government, and made to feel ashamed
of themselves—leastwise they should
have been.
When Hearing tlie plose of the Redistribution bill, unable to gain their point,
a number of the Opposition, like a lot of
school boys who could not persuade a
majority of their comrades to play their
games, get up and left the hall, They
were Messrs. Semlin, Williams. Graham,
Cotton, .Sword, liume, Macpherson,Kidd
and Vedder.
Speaking to the point, Hon. Colonel
Baker declared that :f nil the angels iu
heaven were to prepioe a redistribution
bill and hand it to the government to
present, the Opposition would lie sure io
call it ihe most nlroclouc thing that was
ever laid before the House. The government were prepared to treat the billon
iis merits. So little had the leader of the
Opposition to say against the bill lhat he
had lo repeat himself f* ur times on everything in order to make up 0 speech of
any length, lie had said I hot one member iu Casslar represented the same as
four in West Rootctiay. Hut must not
consideration be given to oilier factors
besides ihnl of population? There were
f<>ur factors—poptUation, density of pop,
ulation, area, and the communication
bad by tbe constituency wiih the outside
world. Take Cavslar as an example, It
bad at present a population of from 2,000
to 3,C00, but there was no telling how
soon this would he increased to douhli
the figures quoted. The same applied to
lO.ist Kootenny. The population of the
country was ludeed expanding so rapidly
tbat no Government could bring down a
hard and fast redistribution bill. . . .
There was no doubt but that when the
bill was thoroughly understood by lhe
people they would be satisfied with it,
and this would he shown by the approaching elections."
Just previous to the closing of this remarkable session Messrs. Swoids and
Cotton, two of the bolting Opposition
members, returned to iheir seats and
were greeted with applause by the Government.
At 3 minutes past ,t, o'clock the House
adjourned and the longest continued sit
ting since the confederation of the Province was Urns completed. The members
of the Government stuck lo tbeir posts
and defended the measure which they believe to be right. Among these 1:011c is
deserving of more credit than Attorney
General Egberts, who exhibited his great
mental streuglh and resource toward the
end of the siege,
In the year 1803, when   lhe late Hon.
Theodore Davie was Premier and Hon.
Robert Heaven led the Opposition) the
members of the legislature hnd another
experience of the same kind which ihey
endured  on Tuetdoj and Wednesday,
but o| one limn and three minutes less
duration.    It Wis, as Ibis, lhe lasl of the
last year of the legislature, nnd ihe op-
posi'iou members were Irytug lo make a
mark for themselves, Then ihey made
a general  objection to the estimates
brought down and opposed them wilh
time speeches fiom 2 o'clock one afternoon until lhe same hour the following
day. The Government members on that
occasion as Oil this, Stood to their guns
aud let the Opposition wear themselves
out. The House at that time was divided in about the same manner us il is now.
No one of either Government or Opposition could look upon the more recent
and "record" performance as anything
else than a test of endurance. Mr. KUld,
indeed, of the Opposition army, when
called to order for talking against lime,
paid the Government the unintended
compliment of saying that "there was
nothing else to talk against but time.
amount allowed for Government soiicit-  fipWCDil      fA i CT     YftTEC
ors fees, and to whom paid?   3, What is   UENfilUU-      KtVAJ 1       \VJ [ LJ
the amount allowed for government conn- j
sei fees, and to whom paid?   4, Has the
full amount of costs allowed been paid [ The Usual Oris! ni Munchausen Fairy
byU^Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway j -^ -^ ^-^
Hon. Mr. Turner informed the questioner tbat the Province had never had a
smt with the Bequlmalt and Nanaimo
Railway Company.
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Ncwh Items  From the East and
West Therein Gathered.
Kamloops Is to have a military company.
Kuskanook will celebrate the Queen's
Four miners of the Victorian order
will soon leave the coast for the Klondike.
Mr. hiynn, nC P. R. brakeman, lost
two fingers coupling cars at North Hend
The Grand Lodge Knights of Pythias
of British Columbia will be held at Kamloops May 10.
Counterfeit American money—$1.00
hills laised to tens—is iu circulation in
A man named Drummond has been
successfully working Kaslo 011 forged
checks,    lie escaped.
Frank Lagoon, a well known long
shoreman, wis recently accidentally kil
led on tbe Vancouver wharf.
The steamer, AInsworlh, plying be
tween Kuskanook and Boiliier'fl Perry
is lighted with acetylene gas.
A man named McGuirk, working in
a railroadcampnear Kuskanook recently
had a leg crushed by falling rock.
Two new dailies have been started in
Kaslo—the News aud the livening Root-
enlau.   Both publish dispatches.
John Beaton,an old-timer in Vancouver, was recently choked to death hy a
piece of meat lodging 111 his windpipe,
Five car loads of caudles recently passed through lhe Vaucover custom house
for the Klondike. The duties amounted
to $2,500,
Work has commenced on the Improvements at the Trail smelter, which includes the necessary grading and the
stone atul brick work,
A man named G. Bray was found dead
in a shack in Vancouver recently. The
coroner's jury found evidences of a fotli
murder by an unknown person.
More than a thousand fruit trees have
been set out the past week in New Denver, (Mid berry bushes are being planted
by the hundreds, says the Ledge.
The Cody saw mill near Sandoil, has
been purchased by Mr. Bascoui aud bus
been shipped lo the line of the Crows
Nest Pass railway where it will be used
in culling construction timber.
There is awaiting shipment at the C.
P. K. wharf, Vancouver, a large mower
consigned lo the Northwest Mounted
police at Skagway, 'J his will probably
be used in the summer ou the Dalton
Rolen of Terror in Cities on tho
Sound—Nurses tor Siok Miners
En Routo to Gold Fiolda.
Of the.|o odd passengers on the recently arrived steamer Pakshan, from .skagway, theie was a pai y of three Irom lhe
interior. They were 11. B S Phillips
and Jack Daniels of Seattle, and J. Del-
ard, of Missouri. They left Dawson on
the last day of March and are therefore
some days the latest arriva s. Iu a conversation with a representative of the Vancouver World, Mr. Daniels said; "We
came straight up the river in 21 days and
in many places the ice is running out.
Il is all out of Thirty-mile and partly
out of Sixty-mile creek. From the headwaters of Hootallnqua to the lower end
of Lak^abargeand also near the White
Horse rapids the stream was open. We
had seven days altogether. I went in
last spring and intend lo go back again
in June. The days are growing long in
Dawson. Daylight begins at <| a. m and
lasts until 9 p. in. at least. In the dark
of the moon the aurora horealls Illuminates theaky. 'lhe Monte Cristo Island
find, at the mouth of b, 11 si ay creek, is
now lhe oue most talked of, and lhe
whole island has been slaked. But the
newest of a'l is the staking out and prospecting the townsite of Dawson, which
was done shortly before we started mil.
As high as j-2a\ to the pan has been got
on Dominion, and Mr. Phillips, wilh
whom I came out, says he has ;eeu £100
in gold taken from a single pan," (It
may he well lo insert here that the gentleman owns claims on Dominion creek J
also thai he and his partner brought out
very little gold, "because every body said
we would never get to the coast."—Jul.)
"Will There Be Many "Counts?'
News liy another source on Ibe I'ak
shan describes the rush to Monte Ciisto
island as one of lhe grand stampedes for
which the Klondike is now famous, The
rush to lhe new discovery resembled for
a dny nr two lhe terrible exodus to Swede
creek, iu which many lives werelostaud
many hand, and eats fr< zeu. Thtspriug
clean-up nan only be estimated by tons.
Most authorities place it between £15.-
ooa.ooo and$30,001,000, and Mr, Daniels'
opinion is that it will be over $20,000,-
003. The dumps at well-known mines
are said to he as high os houses and work
is be ng pushed as hard as possible under
the circumstances.
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Mrs. Mary Ponahue was a visitor to
North Star Landing last Saturday and
In Connection Wiih Construction of the
Crow's Nest Pass Railwav,
EnRlijeerGaraen.ofWardalcr.accom.  WHY || \_ DIFFICULT  TO  GET MEN
anitd by Mrs, Garden, was a visitor to
Many in Cranbrook, as they viewed the ■ .", T« * 'I" "",""" "1L' ueau °' lUe      A" aniUfl™8 '"cidout occurred during
smoke in oursuburb, werefirst impressed ,    ,   mi] Cm,lbroPk' the week, being furnished by Mr. IW
with lhe idea that it arose from a Gieat j    Jatue8 CroiUH,   one cf the owners of, ter—one valuable as affording an illus- mals were afflicted   with bog   cholera. 1 now is that Mon. Joseph   Martin will be
Northern train pulling Into Fort Steele,   tlloS*- I'l|Kt;'lt- '"due, is expected hero , tration of the tacllcs, ignorance or coutu- Dr. J. A. Aimstrong, dominion veterin-  the fortunate tcciplcnt of the Chief Jm
und weredis-ippointedwhcn they learned | ,rom tSlJokam-' ,ll,ol,t llle IDtll of May, j mncy—any of these or nil—displayed by ary surgeon, was summoned, and hy tbe   liceship.
when active work will lie commenced on   the Opposition during tills sitlinj-;.    Mr. time he arrived 175 of the hogs bad sue-1
the wagon road and this place, prepare-1 Forster wanted Information, and got It, cummed to the disease.   There were ..,                            ,
lory to building the aerial tramway.        1 as follows: still roi left, and it was decided by Dr.   Mme8X                                           ,
(    lien  Murphy succeeded iu making a I    Mr. P'orster asked—x, What is lhe to- Armstrong lo kill   them.   The loss to   fitted for 11011 resideuia; prospects«tam.' I     Vi'
property formerly occupied by lhe Cnu-; catch of 3opoimdsor line speckled trout   lal amount ol taxed costs allowed lo lhe Mr. Cathlell.   the   owner of tbe  hogs,   hied and reported oil, 'iiif.r to any 0'
brook Trailing Company as a grocery,! one day lhe lore pail of ihe week, the   Province in the several suits between lhe will reach J3 ooo,                                       , the OI.tiKH banks 01 smelters of Omaha,
mid will open a bakery and lunch roodr result of aboutTwo hours' fishing lu the' Province and thoKsquimnlt nnd Nairn!- Don't foreet that Tltfe'llKRALD       ' "'.'I1 ■'', ,or PneWo' *c-   t-,,"mH>""deucc j ";ilmi1 "s
therein.                                                  1 Movie river.                                             mo Haihvav Coninimv    ■> what ta 11,01™. ..__?-_.i«: . soHciled.           .\. II. RAYN01-D9,         snops coi
ell ave.        Cranbrook, H.C.     I Kootttiay
that it was not. Losh, more or less,which
was fully covered wilh water.
J. II. McMullin  has  purchased  the;
The city council of Rosslaud has resolved that the label of the Rossland
Typographical Union be placed upon all
city job printing and thnt city advertising be given only to those papers employing union labor.
A public meeting at Victoria April 25,
endorsed the action of the Provincial
Government iu declining to accept the
offer recently made by a Dominion Government commissioner for the removal
of the Indians from the Soghness reserve
In that city.
One of the most interesting events of
the year was the lifting of a silken banner in honor of St. George, which took
place in Rossland last week. The occasion was a representative one, and quite
fraternal and International in character.
An address was delivered by V, II,
Blockberger, United States consular
A representative citizens' meeting in
New Westminster, recently, gave expression by a majority of three votes to the
sentiment ihey entertain toward the proposal to memorialize the Provincial Government to subsidise a railroad between
Glenora and Testln lake. The majority
was against the government granting a
A man from Seattle arrived in Westminster April 95, says lhe Sun, hunting for
liis wife She was u widow with two
children when lie man led her, and what
should have been a happy event only
took place three days before she left him.
The unhappy husband had evidently forgotten the advice lhe greal Mr. Pickwick
gave lo "beware of lhe widows."
James Wooley, of Rossland, was recently sevetely injured by the running
away of a team he was driving, lie was
thrown forward across the tongue and
underneath the wheels. One wheel passed across the right shoulder and one
across the small of his back. He was
picked up unconscious and takeu to the
home of his father, No bones nppeared
to be broken, but young Wooley is suf*;
ferlng considerably, and the extent of
his hint cannot he told. |
Recently J. C.   Cathlett of Rossland, '
discovered  that   something wns wrong   labors,
with the hogs in his stock pen, as they
were dying rapidly, aud he called in R.
S. lilcklugbottom,   a   local   veterinary
Tako Salt With This.
A recent arrival al Skagway bom Dawson was Dr. B. O. Crews, of Chicago,
who was 24 days on the way out. This
is his fourth trip to and from the Yukon
as he went in four years ago, aud has
since made yearly visits. Me reports little sickness at Dawson, and the camp is
nourishing, though quiet. The spring
clean-up will amount to something like
(30,000,000. Ten or fifteen millions will
come out this summer, but much will
also come out in the fall, while next year
it will probably reach the startling figure
of $100,000,000.
The Chilcoot Disaster.
One ol the Pakshan's passengers said
that though reports of a larger number
were current, only 59 bodies had been
taken from the scene of the recent snow-
slide ou the Chilcoot. Sixteen mure
bodies were still missing. The speaker
said lhat he was out < 11 the pass as far as
the Stone House only last week and his
news was the very latest.
Jays on the Sound, Too.
Tbe Sound cities have lately been going through a reign of terror, says lhe
Vancouver World. Toughs and hoboes
have made life miserable for everyone
who had to be out after dark. Vancouver seems to have escaped that kind of
thing, but slill her citizens are bellll
bled systematically by a class of people
who have lhe cunning of a I'x but not
the courage of a highwayman. One
person left lhe city recently wilh I300
and a gold watch that she got from a
city woman who believed that a BO-Called
clairvoyant could tell lier where to get a
lorlnne of $10,000. Another paid a "medium" $50 lo go into a trance and tell
her where her yon was.    She has as yet
uo defiulte assurance ai to the location
of her son, aitd as she d ies not know the
present addtess of lhe clairvoyant she Is
also in doubt as to the whereabouts of
the #50. 	
Noble Women.
On the Pacific express, April 2,**, there
arrived iu Victor's the four nurses who
are hound for the Klondike—Miss Geor-
gima Powell, superintendent, of New
Brunswick; Mi s R. J. Hannaof Toronto, Miss Amy Scott of London, England,
ntul Miss Margaret Paysonof Weytnouili,
N, S. They are accompanied by Miss
Faith V'eutou, tbe brilliant Canadian
newspaper woman. The party aie al! in
lhe very best of spirits and leady and
anxious to get on  lo the scene of their
For Chief Juatice.
Advices received from Vancouver April
surgeon, who discovered that the aui-  35, from Ottawa* say "The opinion here
visit to hi
and sold ;
Cranbrook thi:
A laundry—much need. 1 here, ns the
office towel broke in twe    his week
now in operation.
J IE McMullin is wearing a true fissure smile these days, bis better half arriving Sunday on the boat.   Mc is now a
past member of the C. u, C.
That enterprising fmn, the Port Steele
Mercantile Co., are telling the readers of
tbe IlKR.u.D what they have to sell
through our advertising columns.
A bridge has been constructed over the
creek crossing Baker Street near Garden
avenue, and the improperly ballasted pedestrian uo longer fears the consequences
of an attempt to cross.
Hilly Daniels has arrived at Wardner
with a bunch of horses which hr brought
from Tobacco Plains. Save one out for
John, Billy, that he cau ride without having to be put ou with a diamond bitch.
A. R. Hearn, of the Imperial hank of
Revelstoke, was n visitor to Craubrook
last week. Mr. Hearn admired Cran-
brook and its surroundings, but thought
his bank would not establish a branch
here before the advent of the railroad.
J. II. McMullin bqaeverytblng rearing
completion iu his yards tor the manufacture of brick, but will have to await
lhe coming of more favorable weather
before commencing operations. Frosty
nights are not conducive to the successful production of brick.
John Conway and party of prospector*;
left the Nigger Creek district last week
on account of the quantity of snow there
yet remaining, and went over into the
Baker mountain district to prospect that
region. Some promising float and leads
have there been found, but prospecting
is said to be somewhat difficult as the
COUlltry is heavily capped.
The Cranbrook Trading Company,
successors to W. T. Kaake & Co., groceries, provisions, etc , are at present occupying part of G. II. Miner's store; a
new building will be erected by them on
Bilker street. The company, under the
direction of Manager Geddes, will seek
to make il au object for all wanting supplies in their line to visit Cranbrook and
secure them.
.Manager Cronin, of the now famous
St. Eugene mine, was -. guest at ;.-e
Cranbrook hotel Sunday night; he was
en route to Moyie, having beeu absent
for some lime on a voyage to Inland
and return, where lie went to escort home
his f imily, who had been there visiting
friends and relatives. .Mr. Cronin entertains a hij-h regard for Ctjnbrook's attractions and thinks she will be a four-
time winner. Hesais it is the central
Bupply point (emphasize "the," pleasei
for an immense region, rich in neural
resources, and nest to Cranbrook he favors Moyie as a "future." Regarding
the St. Eugene, Mr. Cronin raid little
would be done toward installing a plant
until the arrival of the railroad.
Tbere was a hot time, in Craubook,
tbat day, there was. An) where eUe it
would not have been so considered, for
In such places scraps are of an everyday
occurrence; here the inspiration dealt
out over the prescription counters at so
much per iuspir., is not of the 'kind th-t
makes a man feel as though he could
clean out both the S'.ate-j and Spain at
one clean; so when two members of the
turkey transportation company got in
town the other day and got to settling
the question amonu themselves as lo
whether Steele boozi would make a man
rob his mother before Wardner tarantula
juice would cause a mnn to kill his father,
n Interested crowd looked on. H 'ih
combatants were quite "groggy" to sUrt
with, and after falling over each other a
few limes the affair was declared a draw.
Josh SIbbald, in addition to being a
high art sculptor with the sawand plane,
is a producer of some of the choicest 1
floral specimens ever eihlbilfd   iu   the   l!iey are given if
Experienced    Railroad   I aborera
Aro Not Tj Bo Found In
This Country.
II. Boomer, a well-known and long-
experienced railroad contractor, was in
town yesterday, and in company wilh
Engineer Pratt went out to examine the
rlght-of way between here aud   Palmer's
Par. Mr. Boomer has been working all
winter on the "Loop," near Crow's Nest
Fass, as well as at points east of ihat.
He does not reem to concur in many
statements generally made about the
methods pursued in lhe construction of
the C. N. P. R. and the management.
Although being f,u from a profitable contract regarding his last work, his expert*
ence seems to have taueht bim tbat the
business of railroad construction is not
an uninterrupted round of money-making for the contractor, Nor was his experience with M. J, Ha ney of the unpleasant nature so many others are reported to have met. He had business
witb Mr. Honey, went personally to bim
and wasted no time or words iu stating
intelligently and in a business-like manner what be had to say, met with a courteous reception, and secured prompt and
satisfactory action. Questioned about
the scarcity of men east of here, he said
there was 110 such thing. There was men
by the hundreds coustnutty streaming In,
but, uufortunalely, uot one in too bad
the slightest Idea of the manner in which
railroad building is done; tbe men coming out were men mostly unaccustomed
to even out do«»r work, counter-jumpers,
printers, ihoe-uskers, tailors, etc . and
many of them scarcely knew a pick,
shovel or sledge wben they see one and
consequently «ere more objectionable
than a clothmg-stoie dummy, for lhe latter could be thrown over the grade out
of the way, Owing to the scant amount
of railroad construction in the Dominion the past lew years experlenctd rail*
roa 1 . il Drers had left the country—men
better uoill-tfj. or even f4 a day to the
contractor than those available at any
price '"H'.it," said Mr. Boomer, "the
alien act is a law, and the laws must and
should be obeyed, even though at times
a hardship is worked on someone.'1
Regarding the date of the completion
of the road, Mr. Uoomer did not appear
to be *o sanguine as some. lie -tated
that As-islant Manager Turnbull recently informed him tba: the company intended and fully expected to reach Elk
Rive.- crossing July i, between 20 aud 25
::.■'.., from VVaidser.
In Trail Crt?k district 150 crow n grants
rare istned the past year, costing J500
The Kootenay Air Supply company of
tinsworth has purchased a compressor
The Rossland board of trade has adopt-
ed a resolution favoring an import duty
on lead.
The recent strike in tbe main level
of the Iron Mask at Rossland, gives values of J30 in gold and 11 per cent, copper.
The Evening group on Nigger morni-
lain, just across Dig Sheep creek from
Spokune mountain, near Rossland. is
producing some very promising galena
and while iron.
Sloue monumentb. it has been recently
decid.d by Justice McColl, at Victoria,
are not legal marks in lieu of posts, in
marking the boundaries of claims, unless timber can not be procured.
The Mining Record of Victoria, H. C,
has written the president of the Rowland
School of .Mine, congratulating tbe association on the formation of the school
and offering assistance i 1 the way of fiee
advertising In publishing the lectures as
manuscript is sent.—-
Cranbrook district—ihe banana belt of f'"";'•
Iliilish CQlumb]a, This season, when The people who recently purchased
any of the hoys wish to go fur a protue- 'he assetts of the Red Eagle company at
node   or   attend   the   opera he will be   »he iff* sale, sa\s lhe Ruts'aud Miner,
prepared to furnish them wiih houltou- have reorganised the property under the
lers decabsgga, nightbloumingonhnss, name of the Ottawa Cold Mining Co.,
china carrotss nnd other rare exotics. *'Uh tt captlallation of $250000, In $1*00
Joshii manipulating the fragrant Boil of hares.    The property thus  reorganized
the Col Hiker conservatories thli sum- Includes Ihe Red Eagle and the Red Pole
mer and Is going toglve tbeboysaloucb claims, t» lhe hcuth belt, besides the
of high art In gardening.   He has plant- Mny flower.
ed several Inches of twine in each hill of Parlies coating down Into Spokane on
beans so as to rave his patrons stringing April 25 fiom ihe i-doitn, rep* rt thai the
them; ho secured all lhe si-eds from Ihe damage done b) fire at the Payne niloeS
pickled cucumbers at the hotel and says j was ovi reatimated in early accounts and
people are chumps for not raising cu-j Will  not   exceed   |io,ouj.    'Ihe   engine
cumbers already pi-k k-d; he ins Bt ruck  which was destroyed wasa gasoline en-
a vinegar spring ill the \icinity of the I glue, The tramway was uninjured. Tbe
ranch, and runs il through a mustard [ men have been laid off for a fortnight
patch, thence into a field of caitliflbw- only, Among the properly destroyed
ers, tomatoes, onions, etc., nml is going   was se< eral tons of'powder.
to produce a fine grade of mixed ul, kit... I Thc War Eagle company nt Rossland
The.c's onlj one tiling hotherlng JosU  i, pla„„|„g the ertclloo of the largest
now, and that's lite bottling, complete;  ,leej  gaiVw,   frame for es in the
he think, he can grow aelf-hotlllng Lot-1 „orl,|i ,„ | e „„.,> in connection wilh lhe
ties hut he can't, manage the labels, and ,immense new  hoisting  plant that the
that's where Tlie H8RAr.n will get him,  company will build this summer.   The
c „, m, - fianie wi 1 cost $35,000, and will have a
81111 Th0-' Como-       . ,.     ca,n.ltyof ..ooo^onaperday.   John B,
t Kails-   Itaslings, the manager fur the War Bav
ajipany,is ju.tconiplctinghlsplani
H.P./essup, doing bu
pell, Mont., in lumber, sasli. don
arrived in town Salurlay, and Sunday
be had made up his mind i„ come to
Cranbrook ami enter business. 'The
slock of nisli and ihiur- made fr„ n Wis.
cousin white pine will !„■ moved here
lit entirety. To si-,, is t<> May in Cranbrook,
111 1.1, gallows frame, and it will he finished wilhin 90 1U38 from the lime lhe
contract l.lct. Prom the ground to the
ax!e„f ilie bead ,,f the pulley will be nu
ev, n [00 feaal, all I the sh ill house build-
will he uo feet high and 180 fact long.
mal li
.vlncc and tb, Baqulmnlt and Nanal-     Don't IbrRe! thai Tiik JTi-kai.,. nc ' J-nXd"
Railway Company.   2, what is the ' Cepta sulncrlpllffis. I   "j Btiriro
I in fori
11    MINER
1 Wil
r tii,
lam   Has n
In-   „„■,-
1,1 1,
a p.ilt „! his stocl; „f bard-
s opened  up for business.
'".'ii   Aiyel
bis si
,,-k is incomplete, but in a
■lie*  few tit
vs n
le'avy shipment will arrive
In Uist   via Jennings,   Mom .when lie will be
prepared 10 meet all demands. THB  CRANBROOK  HERALD.
HERALD PUBUSHINQ CO, : : Proprietors.
Invariably in advaner:
iin,. Tear
Sis Munll
$9 un
1 110
A Pirsl-class Job Priming Establishment
la connection with tho laisiiuss.  Sam-
plea shown.  Ask f,,r prices
The Philippine Islands Have Capitulated.
Washington, .May 2; A special to the
Daily News says: The president and
cabinet have lecelved Information that
the Spanish Governor (ieneral 0*Go«-
govcrnor general of the Philippine Islands, has sent a Hag of truce by Commodore Dewey. This act Interpreted
means the cumulation of the Spanish
forces. According to lhe statements
emenating from the war department,
llie volunteers raised In the stales west
of the Missouri river will he sent acioss
the Pacific to hold the 1'ulllpplne I**
(iiiiiiiK Ready lor lhe Next fight.
Washfrgtoa, May 4l The Cape Verde
and Cadiz squadrons of the Spanish
navy will unite and move to American
waters where the next big tight will
lake place.
Dewey's (ireal Victory.
Washington, May ll Admiral Dew
ey's licet, the Pacific squadron, hail an
engagement with the Spanish fleet at
Manilla harbor yesterday, practically
destroying it. American loss unknown,
hut supposed to be light. Two thousand
Spaniards hilled and their Heel blown
out of existence.
The United States war department
la In great activity. The actual Invasion of Cuba takes place ou Wednesday. 	
Blow Up a Powder Mouse.
Easton, Penn., April 88: The packing houses of the Atlantic Powder company near Dover, N. .1 , containing high
explosives belonging to the govermnei.1
were blown up this afternoon. The explosion Is believed to he the work of
Spanish spies,
Hawaii Must Waif.
Washington, April 2*: It Is under,
stood that Hawaiian minister has been
advised tbat this country will not
change its policy towards Hawaiian
ldauds pending cjngreasloual action
ou annexation.
Matan/as Bombarded.
Matanzas, April ::7, a p. m : New
Yoik, Puritan and Clnclnattl warships
bombarded ihe forts al mouth of Maun-
zaa harbor this afternoon. There were
no casualllles on the American side hut
It Is believed that thi hail of Iron which
pounded tbe forts must have caused
loss of life to the Spaniards.
frame (letting Restless.
Paris, April 8(1: It Is announce 1 that
extraordinary naval and military activity Is displayed throughout I'Vance.
All the ships recently moblll/. d are'
kept ia fighting trim and tbe reserves
expect to be called out.
may be a package of smoking tobacco
containing one and three foui ths ounces,
and lu addition to the number now authorized by law In packages of cigarettes, there may be a package containing   eight aud sixteen cigarettes each.
Cerlllicalcs cf deposit on bank or
trust companies are taxed two cents
for sums not exceeding 8100; live cents
above that amount; ccrtillcates of other
descriptions, ten cents; charter contracts for a ship, vessel or steamer
which does not exceed BOO tons, 8-1; between -ioo aud 600 tens, 86; exceeding
SOO tons, 510: memorandum of sale of
goods, stocks, bonds, real estate or
property of any kind Issued by brokers,
10 cents: conveyance*", when the consideration exceeds SI00 and does not exceed (300, 50 cents; between $500 and
1000, 81; between $10011 and (8500, $2:
between 8500O and 810,000, $101 between
810,000 and 880,000, 830] for each additional 810,000, 810; telegraph mes-
S3gea, except press dispatches, one cci.t
ou messages below the charge of twenty cents and three cents where the
charge Is above twenty cents.
I.uan ol Half a Billion.
The loan provisions of lhe hid are as
follows: "The secretary of the ireas*
uiy Is hereby ouhoilzid to borrow on
the credit of the Culled States of Amer-
Ici a sura of 8500 000,000, or so much
thereof as may be necessary, and to
prepare and Issue therefor at no less
than par, coupon or registered bonds of
the Culled States In such form as he
may prescribe and in denominations of
850'orsoaie multiple of lhat sum, redeemable in cola at the pleasure of tie
Coiled States, after ten years from the
date of their Issue, and payable twenty
years from such date, and hearing Interest payable quarterly lu coin, at ihe
rate of :t per cent per annum, and the
bonds herein authorized shall beex mpt
from all taxes or duties of the United
States, as well as from taxation In any
form by or under state, municipal or
local authority; provided that the bond:
autbotlz-ul hy this section shall be llr>t
offered as a popular loan under such
regulations to be prescribed by the secretary of the treasury as will give opportunity to the people of lhe United
States to participate In the subscriptions to such loan aud a sum not exceeding one-half of one per cent of the
amount of the bonds herein authorized
Is hereby appropriated to pay the expense of preparing, advertising, Issuing
aud disponing of the same.
Troops Moving.
Chattanooga, April 30: Eight batter
les of artillery, besides the Twenty-
fourth Infantry, and four companies of
the Ninth calvary, broke camp today
under orders to proceed to Tampa at
once. Their trains will be given preference over everything between here
and Tampa. Everything seemingly
very quiet throughout the Union.
Hour (or the Army.
West Superior, Wis., April BOi A
government ofilclal was In this city recently to get pi ices and ascertain how
soon the flour mills here could rill an
order for 400,000 barrels of Hour to be
aent to the south. Its visited Minneapolis and other milling points,
Csutlon by Ncutrsls.
nerllff, April BO: It I" understood
thatCermany, Pran-se, Austria and i«aiy
have about agreed to send a strong note
to Spain and the United Stales warning
them to exercise greatest cauilon In
dealing with ueutral shipping.
Tsv  Incrcssed  on  Tobsuo—Legal  Instruments lo Hay.
Washington, April 86! The war revenue bill, It Is estimated, will produce
about 8100,000,000 in revenue. The tax
on beer aud fermented liquors Is Increased from 81 to 82 a barrel, Iut no
rebate- for unused beer aud destroyed
stamps Is allowed. The tax on tobaccc
and snuff Is Increased to twelve cenla a
pound, upon cigars to 81 per thousand
weighing more than three pounds and
83 on cigars weighing less than three
pounds per thousand; 84 upon c'garettes
weighing more than three pounds per
thousand and 81' on cigarettes weighing
less than three pounds. A rompeosa-
tlou tax of bjir ut (lint sui-iunt, which
Is tbe amount of tbe Incrca-e, Is placed
upon the stock of cigars and cigarettes
on band. The following licenses are
placed on tobacco deal.-rt,: Dealers lu
leaf tobacco whose sales do nol exceed
810,000 shall pay 821 license; those
whose sales exceed 810,000, 8>S; dealers
la tobacco whose sales do not exceed
810,000, 84,80] In excess of that amount,
It la also provided lhat In addition to
the quantity of tobacco and snuff In
packages now authorized hy taw, tl.ere
The   Em per oi   ol Germany and ihe
K nperor Ol Austria arc it outs over the
Spain affair. The Austrian i.jtpcror
Insists uu the Kaiser favoring Spain,
but he cannot see It that way, and says
that Germany's Interests arc with ihe
United States.
Theodore li loscvclt, who resigned as
assistant secretary of the navy, is organizing a troop of wild rldeis of the
west to eo to Cuba. The regiment will
be composed of sure shots and will
cirry terror to the souls cf the Spanish
la Cuba.
War Bulletins.
Lisbon, April 88: It Is cfttclally ar*
nouueed that the Portuguese government has stopped all dispatches containing public telegraphic Information
regardlug the movements of warships
in the harbor of Portugal.
A dispatch from Lisbon says: ' President McK'nley's notification Is under
stood to have threatened that unless
the Spaniards arc ordered to leave st.
Vincent the United Slates will regard
Portugal as an ally of Spain and neat
her accojdingly."
Washington, April 38: Latest report
says a Spanish spy was caught In an at-
tem[t to blow up a train which was going to Key West loaded with soldiers.
St. Vincents, April 80: There has
been a collision among vessels of Spat -
Ish fleet and some have relumed.
Key West, April 80: The small sloop
Engracla was captured by lhe United
States gunboat Newport, Captain G B.
Tllley, off Cubanas yesterday, and was
brought here yesterday In charge of
prize crew.
The board of strategy decided at late
hour Thursday evening that It became
apparent that the Spanish fleet did not
intend to cross the Atlantic, an J the
Canary Islands and one of lhe Balearic
Islands In the Mcdlteranean, prolaMy
Mlnouca, should be seized by United
States for base of supplies.
Washington, April .10: Admiral Dewey's Heel not heard from for some lime,
Officials are fearful something has happened It.
Dispatches from Madrid say Austrian
Kmperor has contributed 8100,000 to
Spain and Is allowing Austrian soldiers
to enll-tt In Spanish ranks.
Wsr Echoes.
The state guards of Washington are
mobilized at Tacoma.
Mexico will maintain a position of
strict neutrality during the war.
Miss Helen (lou.d has offered the
United States government |100,000 for
war purposes.
Portugal, afiei some delay, has declared In favor of neutrality, which la a
hard blow at Spain.
Maiauus will In all probability be
made tbe base of supplies for American
operations In Cuba.
The trorpi that have been mobilized
at C'.ilckamauga ate being moved to
Tampa ai.d other po lifts on Ihe southern
John Sherman, secretary of state,
has been succeeded by Assistant Secretary Day. John B. Moore -succeeds Mr.
Japao Is flgutlng on securing the
Philippine Islands, and Is anxious to
have Spain recogn ze her as an ally of
the United States for that purpose.
The democratic majority want to Impose an Income lax aa one of the methods of raising war revenues while the
republican majority oppose the measure.
The Culled States has purchased
eight large steamers of 3100 tons capacity and room for r.mi to looo passengcis
each,to carry troops to lhe coast cf
The O^den (1 mlel estate has refused
to accept the sr.nu.ooo which the government had agreed to pay for tbe
yacbi Maj llower, and presents her to
Uncle Sam.
Why He Named llim Bon.
From the Wardner International.
lien Tniel, the tousorlal artist, has a
well bred pup ihat was given him by C.
J. F.-k storm.. Pen thinks lots of his
pup and no pampered babe of fortune
reives mote care and thought than
this self-same can hie. There are limes,
however, when lhe put) needs chastisement, aud he gets it. I'.-n calls hlra
"Don." The oth.'i day Mime ontspokcu
patriot, who had jnst read a hatch of
war news while waiting to he shaved,
suddenly asked:
'■What's that pup's naratt"
"D.in," answered Ben.
"JJjul Ue'l, man, Ton't you know
that Is a Spanish name? What do you
call him that foi I '
"So that when I lick him 1 cau enjoy
ll," said Hen, and he smiled a compre-
slve Teutonic smile,and went on shaving.
From Llm Wurdnor liitorimUonnl-
There Is already a great i eal of activity lu the Sand Creek district, anil that
section of the country will be#overed
with prospectors this season. There Is
a vast teirltory, ranging from Bull
river south to Elk river, that has been
prospected com pa ra lively little, and
those who have examined the country
all agree that It Is a rich Held for work.
Negotiations arc now pending for a
deal in the Ma joi Steele property, one
of the best in South EJst Kootenay.
Parties have arranged to visit tbe property this wetlt lo give it an examination.
The Mdlinc property Is being developed and Mr. Mull me Is arranging to
push forward the work this season with
greater vlj;or. II s son is expected this
month and will assist him In the development. Already there have been
some promising assays made.
Lingley Brothers, who own a cliim
not far from the Steele property, will
commence this month to drive a tunnel
on their property.
The Bishop Brothers have put In two
tunnels, of 75 feet each, on their property, and have a showing that is attracting considerable attention.
A great deal of assessment work will
be done In the near future, and quite a
number of men will be employed In this
way along the Santi Crceli range thu
aeassn. ^^^^^
Artistic Job Work^^t
free miners.
Accordlrg lo the report of lhe minis-
rr of miner', there ate employed In the
collieries of British Columbia 8413 men
and boys. Of ihls number, 1717 are
whites, ■!;;."> Chlnete, so Japanese and
ir»l boys. The a vet age wages for
whites Is $> BO to S'l per day, for
Chinese 81 to W.86, boys SI to $2. The
total output of coal for the year 1807
waa 803,805 tons.
The new Canadian postage stamp
posiesse!) a peculiarity thai Is somewhat
neat and rcmaik.ible. The Queen's
head, which forms the design on the
face of thn stamp, becomes tne head of
a typical Arab or Oiien'al chief, if
turned upside down. It also possesses
another peculiarity. If you do not look
closely before alUslng It io a letter you
will have It upside down nine times nut
of ten. The design Is ioo obscure.—Exchange.
Two Mure Members in the East anil West
Under lhe redistribution act the
Kootenay*. will   be divided as follows:
Yale district will he alloted so aa to
cut eff the triangular piece which includes Christiana hike, Cascade City,
tlrand Porks, Urtcnwood and Midway,
which Is thrown Into West Kootenay,
which has now three rldlrgs.
Revelstoke riding consists of all West
Kootenay lying out of the line of passage il, wn lhe valley of arrow lake and
Cuiboo creek and from Bend (piarters
of that creek to the north of Slocan
lake, and theu due east to lhe boundary
of the district.
Un aland tiding Inclu.les the triangular part taken from East Vale and all
tlie rest of Wist Koolcnay south of
Valley aud west of Airow lake and tha
N l mn tiding Includes all the Kootenay lake and Slocan lake country lying
east of the Columbia or Arrow lake.
Eist K' otenay Is divided by a line,
the center of which is at Canal Hat on
the upper Kootenay river. The boundary runs due west from this and to the
east aud follows tbe Kootenay river
and the Palliser river to KananUkls
pass, This makes Part Steele and Cranbrook with the t.iuws Nest country the
center of lhe south riding and leaves
Windermere and the upper Kootenay
lake In the north tiding along with
Donald, (I'ldcn and oiher Canadian
Pacific railway towns.
A recent strike In trie .-.no-foot level
of the War K-gle mine shows an in*
crease In the amount of ore In sight to
the value nf 83 500,000, It is estimated
thut of this, 33,000,000 will be profits.
Tbe mine is In splendid shape, When
the j resent Improvements In hoisting
maci.l ,eiy are complete, the force will
be Increased to y.">i) men, and I'lio tons
of ore will be shipped dally.
: Of Every Description at
"illume those mosquitoes!" I exclaimed uloiul, in ti hurst of Indignation; whereupon my guide und servant,
Mat, a cheery ami Intelligent Malay,
ejaculated u confirmatory '•Tnun"
(w'hU'li inemifl "muster," hut is frequently uscdJaaan&tiirniativc In conversation by tho Malays, us if he thoughl:
ho ought to agree, although, ns u son
nf tho country, tho exasperating lit Hi*
Insects had nol the power to nerscctito
him us they did me.
I luul taken u. few days' leave nftor
some  weeks cf  linrd   work,  and hud
started or. u journey of discovery nomas
bo mo unknown jungle country, hoping
in Iwgsotuogumo on route ami fetch up
ut u friend's bungalow, who wus district ofilcor In Mu- state adjoining my
own. Wu luul trudged fair, nnd hud
mude a fair bag consisting of somo
snipe, wild pigeon, and jungle fowl. In
troversuig1 tho paths through which at
times we hud been obliged to cut our
way, we hud seen tracks of door and
bigger game, but the undergrowth wus
Inn dense to follow thorn. And now wo
lieu! •■piv-id our mattresses nud set up
our curtains, intending to settle down
to rest for tht'night. I wins so tired that
I should havp slept. In spite of high
temperature, but for the incursions of
these, worrying posts that hnd mude
their wny by some strntegeiu under the
frame of my netting— hence the expletive which hud escaped, mc und called
fortli reiteration from my follower, Mat.
I have slumbered through a heavy ihrtn-
tlerstorm uml un eartliquutie, and even
the frantic yells of a wakeful infant
huve failed to disturb me when once I
wus safely in the arms of Morpheus;
but the ping of a persistent proboscis-
armed monster has a peculiarly rousing effect upon my nerves, and in-
Bomnlu reigns supreme.
A flora short wrestle with the two invaders of my privacy and u vain attempt
nt slaughter, t sat upinaspirltof resignation and proceeded to fill and light my
pipe, at the same time addressing spun'
or my faithful Mat, If he happened to be
awake. \
"I have ulways been taught, from the
years of my earliest childhood, that
every creature on Cod's earth was created for soma good und useful purpose.
Will uny human being tell me what's
the use of n, mosquitoV"
To which remark I received nn unexpected reply. Mat crawled frum under
his curtain and approached quite near
to where 1 lay; then squatting ou his
haunches, he suid, solemnly, in his unlive tongue:
"I huve heard that question before,
Tunu (Muster), and ouce 1 found tlie
"Woll, Mott, tell me. What's the good
of them, then?"
"It's it long .story, but I will tell Tnun
if he Mais t« hear."
"Tell on.   I'm all attention.*'
And tills is the t.ile thut he told me,
I hnd often seen tin* heroine of it (his
wife) passing to aud fro across the book
premises attached to my residence. She
wns a pretty young1 Malay woman,
aged about. SO yeurs, with a particularly bright nnd pleasing manner.
"Tnun knows my wife, Kntljah; she
was a widow when I married her. When
wu   were quite small we lived  in the
same village near Malacca, and we
played together, and I was very fond of
her. Then we grew up, nnd I went to
Iw. n servant to a European, nnd her
father married her when she was 11 to
u rich man, who was n cuttle dealer and
hud plenty of money. He was old, ut'r-
haps 40 years of agt'. 'Tijah eould Uot
fare for him, He took her nway to a
pluee ou the const, where he lived with
bis brother aud sister-in-law, nnd 1 did
not see her again for mnny dnys and
weeks. lier husband, Sleininn, used to
go nway very often to -Singapore on
business, nnd every now nnd then eame
book home to Tijah, bringing the results of his sulci* with bim.
"At Inst onp dny, when he had been
absent or about three weeks, 'Tijah
knew he would soon come ngain. lier
henrt was sad, for she always dreaded
his earning, ns she did not love him. He
wns old und ugly, very ugly. JTe hud
only one tooth which hung down over
bis under lip like n tusk, nnd which
gnVO    liim    n    repulsive    nppenrnnee.
'Tijah hated dim. Well, she was
silting idly on the seashore, behind
some rocks, looking over the sen
and wishing she eould get Into thekoleh
(native boot) which Iny moored close
by, nnd row ((cross the wnter to her old
home where she had been BO huppy.
"Suddenly she henrd steps, and became iiwan* of voices conversing In an
undertone on lhe other side of lhe rocks,
I which, projecting sonwnrd, concenled
her from view, und she recngul/eil that
ihe persons talking WCV0 lier brother-
in-law. Ton-.' and his wife.   She henrd
that  the two were plotting nway Slel-
miiu's life. Tong said Hint lie had news
tlmt his brother would come to-morrow,
nnd thnt he would have nbout W00 with
him. They would kill him, nnd conceal his body, but how to accomplish it
without, letting Tijah know?   At the
mention of hor name, she betrayed her
presence by a low cry. In a second the
two were upon her asking her whnt she
did there, nnd whether she hnd heard
what they hud said.   Terrified of the
wretches, she gasped out that she was
sleeping ntul their voices startled lier,
but that she knew nothing of what they
had been saying. Tong grasped her
I by the shoulders nnd told her if she
| was speaking the truth it was well for
her; but if not, she had lietter keep her
1 mouth shut, or he would b'lnjar (a
threat).  Then they let her go.
"The next, day Sleininn arrived and
I was greeted with effusion by hlfl relatives.   'Tijah trembled and wns silent.
Rhe dared not tell him of tlie danger he
was in, but she mnde up her mind, if
she could get the opportunity, to warn
him lo take care, Till Into Rleimnn
j sat outside talking to different neigh-   i"p have some sloop.   Anyhow, I'll try,
Their Rights nnd Responsibilities Under the
Mining Laws of British Columbia.
Any pornon over 18 years ol sge, or nny
Joint Btoelt compauy, nr fnrtigu company,
inii.v become n freo minor hy paying |fl to
miy gold eoimnlmutii r or inim-i-til rmirder
|and obtaining a oortlHcotogood for one year.
A freo miner may uhtuln a now conlllcate
toronolOBl on paying fl.
A tree miuTHivilillente te not trunufa-rra-
,.- —        .. — — ' """': -— I   Any poreon or company working a mineral
claim, held as triii iwiato without license,
may ho linn) $■.»"■.   Miaou hocomo rt-aUstate
j alter crown grant has been iBsmd.
wearied with the alarm and anxiety of j   Should co-owaor fall to payun his Irro rain-
., ..,..,..1 iflcute hi* interest goes In Ids co-own-
Commission on P. 0. Money Orders.
Emrtiv,-April 1, 1807.
on ordcra in the Dominion ot Canada)
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the previous night, she fell asleep.
"She awoke with a sudden sense of
terror knocking at her henrt. Ily the
light, of the moon which penetrated
through a small window iu the hut she
saw Slelmnn extended by her side; for
:■ short space of timo she heard nothing
but the noise of his loud snores, when
suddenly n. sort of shuffling sound inside the room struck herns something
st range. Itsocmed as though some animal was crawling along the floor, und
as she looked wiih trembling expectancy toward Iho direction whence ii
ciime, Iho faco of Tung slowly roso
In-side Bloimnn from the other side ot
tho low bod on which Bho lny. She hold
lier breath, hardly during to keep hrr
eyes fixed on him IcRt the Intensity of
ber gasec should drawTong'antteiiilon
io herself. Aflnshorsomelhlngbrlghl,
a long-drawn groan, a short struggle,
and then a pillow Hung ovor tho mouth
which wns st 111 capable of crying out
for help, nnd brawny muscular arms,
pressing it (Irmly down till tho convulsive heaving ccnsctl, and all was still as
death. 'Tijah closed her eyes with
one deep shuddering sigh nnd fainted.
When she regained her Benses, sin-
feared to move or look at first, dreading
what ghastly sight would meet her.
Rhe put out her hand nnd felt about
cautiously. The dead form of Sleininn
was still beside her; the pillow rested
over the face; in the- room no sound,
but below a stealthy passing to and
fro—Tong and his wife preparing to
gel rid of the body.
" Tijah paused, thinking what to do;
then she rose slowly and crept outside.
The door of the house was open, and
Tong had evidently just gone out. Sh»
caught iiji a sarong (skirt) which lay
near hrr on the floor, and flung it over
her head; then, without a baclcward
glance, she fled through the doorway,
and as fast as her terror-stricken limbs
would carry her down to the seashore,
ll took no time to unfasten the koleh,
and in n few moments she had grasped
the paddle and had set out In hor tiny
boat to row over the mites of sea which
lay between hrr and her parents' home
in Malaeea. It was a frail bark for
safety; bill she felt she could trust tn
it sooner than to those bloodthirsty
creatures she bad left behind. A Ion-.'
way she rowed, and the next day when
the sun got up and scorched her, alio
pulled in her paddle and rolled herself
in her sarong and lay down In lhe bottom of the boat and slept. Rhe wu-t
aroused by the movement of her cockle
shell. It was night; n breeze bad
sprung up and a squall wns coming;
while crests tipped tho waves nnd a
heavy bank of clouds obscured the starlight, anil In n few momenta n block
pall of darkness enveloped her. Tho
wind struck the fragile croft, whirling
it wildly round, and before she could
seize the paddle to try nud steady il, tin-
boat capsized, anil she was flung Into
the angry sea. Rhe struck out boldly
and swam until her hands touched tin
upturned bark, to which she clung, endeavoring to right it. Poor girl! she
knew not where she wns, how far from
shore, how long her strength    would
last, and whether there was nny hope of
At Inst the squtill passed over and tho
water became comparatively eulin. bul
lhe moon hud not risen ami she Could
see nothing. Site began to get exhausted and felt that she could not hold on
mueh longer and would sink and drown
unless Tuaii Allah took pity on her.
Rhe thought sadly that she WtlS young
to die, nnd prayed for help. A small
thing as light ns u feather touched her
cheek—n mosquito, sent to save her
life. When she heard the sound which
Tumi cursed just now she know thai
land must be quito near, forn mosquito
never (lies out to sen. Rhe let go her
anchorage, and. making one more effort, swum bravely on. and very soon
her feet touched Hie bench,
"Meanwhile those cruel murderers
had finished their work, nnd before daylight dawned had got rid of every trace
of their ill doing. The neighbors inquired wiiut had become of Slclman and
why he bad come ami gone so suddenly.
"'Oh,* said Tong. 'he left hurriedly;
'he took 'Tijah With him and wenl nwny
in the kloi'h ut duybreak to catch a
steamer which wonld pass there going
to .Singapore.'
"It wns a very mysterious alTair, and
no one eould make out tin* truth; but
when the police hnd jriven upallscnrch,
finding Ihey could prove nothing, quite
unexpectedly the murder was found
nul. A mat) Of lhe village went Into
the jungle lo cut wood, nml al midday
lu* walked down to the creek to wnsh
nfter his fond.  Coming back through
the swampy mangrove mar I he river he
noticed a very givnt swarm of flics!
They were bhe a cloud, they were so
Illicit.    'What   Imve   we   hero?'   he
thought) 'some deail nuimnl, perhaps,'
nnd wcni tosco, Sunk tn the mud where
the river washed over it ut high lido 1)0
found u bnrrcl, from which proceeded
n very nnusenus smell. Ills curioRlly
was aroused, ^o he put in his hand;
feeling BOlTietiling hard, he drew ll mil.
It wns a skull, tlie skull of a mnn, ami
projecting from the upper jaw was n
long tooth, like Eitmk. 'Aha I'he cried;
'Slelmnn I'
Ho wenl nnd told Hie police, nnd they
eame and took the cask, nnd the murder was proved, because ihe clothes
nnd the tooth were those of Slelmnn,
Ho Tong was hanged, and his wife is
In prison now hi China jail in Singapore, Rhe will never come out till she
"And 'Tijah Is my wife, and T love her
nnd she loves mc, nnd we nro very Imp-
py. Rhe is grateful to tho mosquito."
"Thank you for ytntr story. Mot,
which proves once more the old adage,
'Murder will out.' I feel a special In-
tereat in Kntljah since, yon have told
nie her romantic history. And now perhaps thoso blessed mosquitoes will let
era pro rain according to their former inter
]   A shareholder in a joint stock compauy
need nol ho ti [roe miner,
i   A treo miner niuj cul limber on crown
I     A free miner mny kill  -'lime fur IiIh own use
nt all seasons.
A free miner mny nbtalll 11 v re mlllslte
Id ill
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"     00.00         "       100,00	
Llroti or Blnglt* oraer tllld. but hh
•too each maj* be jjlvcn as icm iter it.-
Money orient <m nnu :.i   Kinj-i:
IlrttlBh possessions aliriuu   .uul miii-r
countries upon which numj ordcra
If not exceeillng 110.00	
Over 110.00, not exceeding WO.0O..,
"       40.00             "               00.00...
15 dniBnttrr location, II wilhin lu miles ol
ntllie uf milling retonlor. one additional
liny Ib n I Iii wed lor every uddltluiuil Kimilt'H
or frnctlou thoroof.
ANNUAL    1.Alton.
Wink on oncli mining claim to thn rnhioof
f luii ni'int ho limit- eneli jour from ilalool record of mineral claim. Affidavit mn-lu by
llie holder, or his nj-eni. Bolting out u tie-
inile.l h-iiii.nient of tlio wo»k dono must In.
tlli-il wiih llie guktmminlsF-lni'Or or iiiininu
recorder, nml a cortlllwito ol work obtiuii*>il,
mnl recorded boforo the expiration of -each
yoar from the dato ol record ol xmil claim.
A free miner liolilinji iiiljoiiiiiiu claim*, uuiv
Hiibjetl to filingnotleool in- bitt-nlbm with
tlie guld comudBBlonor or minim*- recordor
perform mi nny one or tnni-e tit tuieh claims,
nit the work ix-niii'il loniiiile him to a eer-
tilleiile of work for rnch elutm. The wuin-
provision npnlieH tu two or more freo mlnera
holding an"joining tlniins in partnership. In
lieu cifuboro work ihe minor must pay 1100
nnd net receipt nml record tho same.
now    ii)    LOCATE   A    MINE.
The mining lawn nf Itrlliidi Columbia nre
designed to afford tlie nlmoBt protection to
miners, and also to nflon] overy encourage
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I iwrs who looked in, nnd Tijah wept   and you hml better do so, too."
away to her room, meanlnfr to He ami      And as we turned In Mnl murmured
watch until Slclmon joined her, bul   once more:  "Tmin."-St. Paul's.
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Buult Simmons walked behind tho
hugo prnlrle-breaking plow, watching,
wiih evident satisfaction, tbe ohoco-
lato-colored ribbons ot oorth whioh tliu
plow wns turning ovor. The two yokes
or oven tlml drew the plow wore showing no Inclination io hurry through
lire, which disposition wua in perfect
Imrtnoio with lluok's own foollng-i on
HioBiibJeet, He did not bellovo lu phya-
ieul   precipitation   iu i-onnt't'tiou wi.Ji
eniiiiiiuii labor. To be In a liurry seemetl
to liim in ho a species of folly Mini wan
tololly Inexcusable,
i hi reaching i lio and nearest I lie ctthhi
be brought Um team to u hull, nml. id-
lowlng the eatlle io gram ou tho luxuriant grass, seated himself ou Mto
beam of the plow and lighted his pipe.
"Thero nln't much better land than
ibis in tlioao parts," tio mused, "an* na
fer watermelons, it can't bo beat tlda
sido uv the Uocltles."
A covered wagon, drawn by a pair of
shabby sorrel mules, como to a halt in
tin- rood closo by, and ahushy-bearded
man gol out,
"Sly name's ntlllngs— Zeko Dill Inge,"
he snid, ns lie enmo uptotliospotwhero
lluek was seated. "I'm looking for a
claim to buy, Cun you direct me to
whore 1 can find n good one which I
eould purchase nt a reasonable figure?"
"Ye couldn't 'a' Btruck it bettor If
ye'd 'n' searched fer a wceh," replied
Hurl,*, removing his pipe from his mouth
nml blowing a cloud of smoke from his
benrded lips.
"That's fortunate," responded the
stranger. "Then 1 may infer thut you
fan give mo the desired information?"
"Wye sed it."
"Thank you. Is the land in question
nenr here?"
" M'-out six Inches from whore ye're
"Ah, 1 see. Your own claim is for
"It enn bo bought."
"How much land Is in your claim?
A full quarter aeotlon?" *
"Ye're sod It."
"Is Uie land good?"
"Think I'd bo n-plowin' pore land?
Wiiut do ye lake me fer? Must think
I'm powerful fond uv work!"
"No offense, I assure yon," replied
nilllngs. "What advantages docs your
claim possess besides that mentioned?"
" 'Taln't more 'an four miles ter water."
"Why, do you call four miles from
water close?"
"Ye would ir ye'd liauled it 20 miles
fer one ftenson."
"ltut I wouldn't live in such a country ns that. A man wouldn't get any-
thltig but water-hauling done."
"Tliur warn't anything else ter do
"Didn't you raise any crops?"
i   "Xary crop."
"What mado you slay in such n country?"
,   "Couldn't git away."
L  "What made you go there?"
I   ''Ter git a claim."
1   "Why, what on earth could you want
with a claim In a place like thai".'"
"A man's gol ter meek a llvln'."
".Make n living? How did you expect
to make a living in a desert where nothing would grow?"
"Sell my claim."
"How did you happen to find a buyer?"
"It alius rained oncet a year; then
we hus'led ter sell out 'fore tho ground
dried.   That wns our biay time"
"Wlmt do you suppose a man would
think of you for selling him such a
"I never stayed lev nee."
"I suppose not. What, did the miui
lhat bought your claim do when he
found out what kind of a placo he hud
got Into?"
"Lived thar till the next rain."
"What then?"
"lie sold out Ier another feller.   The
west Is n great edlcator. A feller eaa'l
slnv hynrlongon'boa tenderfoot. Ye'il
Bny BO 'fore ye're hynr a year.    Now,
thlsyero olnlm uv mine--"
"To he Mire we were talking about
your claim.    1 can see that the hind is
verj good, and I suppose water could
be gol h.v sinking n well. I like ihe lay
of Mils piece of liiiid, nnd if your price
In reasonable, l might strike a bargain
wllli you."
"Yo'vo sed It."
"\\ hut would vou call a fair price for
your claim?''
•• 'iioiii er ihousnir dollars.'1
"A thousand dollai'sl Why, man, I
eau gol ns gootl a claim uh cuii Ih- found
in Hici-Duiii) for $800. Itomombor yon
can ghe no dood, bul only quit your
o In bu."
"1 likewise knows all that; but, this
,vi reulu'i lio common claim. Hay $600?"
"No. Two fifty Is the most I cau
"Then llie claim'syoiirn."
"Very well. I will come back in a
few dnys and have the pupum llxed
"Tlmt seems fair-like; but I puts it
like I his: Ye're a Stronger Ier mc, an'
inobby ye comes back, an' mebby ye
don'l.' If I holds this yero claim for
ye, ye pays mc now $"5 In hand, the
rent ter Ih' paid In three days, when
yo gits the claim."
The stranger took out a book, and,
writing the desired documents, gave
them to Duck to sign, while he counted out tho required sum of money.
When tlio amount had been paid and
the papers signed) Hillings said:
"That fixes the matter all right. I
will come bnck in three days nnd pay
the rest of the money and take possession of tlio claim,"
lie wus ubout to retrace his steps
to hts wagon when Duck stopped him
with a wave of his hand.
"As I war jlst Biiyin*," he. said, "thla
ye re Is no common claim; but thar aire
tellers that would try ter meek out
like Ihls—they wouldn't, have tlie claim
as a gift."*'
■   "Why, whnt do they sny is Mu- matter
with it?" asked Billings, growing interested.
"Taln't hnrdly wortii repeatln.',"
went on Buck, In o cureless tone. "1
puts It tlmt it. Is Jealousy uv them, neo-
in' I've gol tho bee! claim In tlie settlement-. If you seetl one uv thein fellers it's likely he'd say that thar can't
be uo water got ou this yi re claim.
He'd say that Ihe well-boror wurhynr
an' bored ubout 000 feot on'got no water.   Thai would ho 0 lie. Vans,-he only
bored 400 feel, but I'll iillus believe.
be'tl V got wuler If he'll 'a' Uitvil deep
enough. Then some object ter the
claim 'cause Ihey says I've sei tied on
a school section, which nJn'l open for
settlement, au' Mint I'll but tor git off
10011 aa u school Ihhii'iI is orgniii/ed.
llut how the Sam Hill do Ihey koOW
who lhe sohool board's goin' ter lie,
tin' how can they tell what they're
giilu* Ier do 'fore    they're   elected?
Some people diM's meek me huve Unit
tired fecllnM"
"Why, if that is the ense," broke iu
Hillings, "I don't, know ns—"
"I ain't through yit," put in lluek.
"Let me tell yo all the onery skunks
aire dolu' ter ruin the repertashun uv
this yere claim. Sonic puts it that it.
is too close ter the line uv the Injun
territory, an' that tlie rood agents an'
robbers would kill a teller off as fast
as he could come hyar, an' that slch
vishus invlrunmento would U* tbe
sp'llln* uv the society uv tho neighborhood; but thar hain't been but two
men killed on this yere. claim since I
come here, which is full six months
ago, nn' them war both strangers who
war eampin' In the road hyar, an' never
n-standin' g'nrd none. Whatever else
could fitch chumps expect?"
"Thnt is horrible!" said Hillings,
with a shiver. "As I were going to say,
in that case—"
"I ain't through yit," continued Duck.
"I's nn honest mun, an' b'lleves in tell-
In' the whole story which them slanderers aire so fond uv exaggeratin*.
Some puts it that the snalks on this
yere claim Is its greatest drawback,
an* ter hear 'em talk ye'd think thut
a feller couldn't stay hyar 15 minuets
without bein' swallercd by them; but
wait till I tells ye the true foots. .Now,
thesis yere snalks nlro perty had, 'less
ye know how ter take 'cm. A feller
must wear high boots an' keep his eyes
peeled. Then I wears er buskskin suit
under my other clothes, which has saved
my life more 'an once. Now, thar was
lluggy Jones, who lived over thar on
the next claim. He conies over Ier see
me one day, 'lowin he ain't afeured
of no snntk llvin*. He warn't the man
ter listen ter no reason; he comes
a-wearin' of them low dude gaiters,
an' the first thing he knows he's bit
with one UV them snniks. Well, he
slobbers 'round a little, takes a til, try-
In' ter kill everybody, then curls up an'
dies (lender 'an .Moses. Twnrn't my
fault, see-in'us how he had been warned)
but some folks will be fools. Uv course,
accidents will sometimes happen, even
with the most keerful. Thur's my wife,
Mundy, now. You couldn't find a
kecrfuler woman 'an her, bul it all
happened like this:   One night one uv
them dad blamed Snalks gits an'hides
itself in the bed, an' the first thing
we knows Mnndy is bit. It warn't her
fault, fer who'd think uv wearin* snaik
pertcclcrs in the bed? Well, she pumps
a galliiu uv my best whisky down her
throat, an' it kinder newtoraltxes thai
yere pizen, so Instead uv dyin* sho only
has Mime fits.   Mnndy ain't no slouch
in a sklrmosh, nn' when i hem fits comes
on ye'd be safe in 'lowin' that 1 had
my hands full. She gits the corn-knife,
'lowin' thai everybody is after her, nu'
out she goes, stashln' at everything,
dnngenis like. It's nltout daylight by
Ibis time, un' she meets Sol Miller, who
is out early lonkili' fer his mules. She
nieeks fer him. an' 'fore he gits on ter
\\ hat she's drivin' at, she has sliced off
une ov his years, an* he only 'scapes by
bein' one ov the best runners in the
setllemenl. She next shiShes the head
UV my U'st dog off, an' after she had
sliced th.i tail off one UV my bosses. I
Dually ropes her.  She gets quiet like
after awhile, hut them fits will come
bnck on her -"
"Thai is enough," Interrupted tho
stranger, "l wouldn't live on this claim
for all the land iu the county, (live me
back mv mouev. and we will call I Intrude off."
"No, we don't," replied Buck. "1 reek-
on the contrnet don't say nothin' nbout
glvlll' the money buck. If ye wnnl the
claim, pay the rest an' it's yoiiru; bul
If not, the 35 is mine. That's lhe eon-
He wns Interrupted by n shriek which
issued from Die cabin, and Ihe nevt.moment ihe figure of u woman emerged
from the door and 00010 running Vi Hilly
across the prairie, nourishing a com
knife aboul. lier head.
"Illume my cut*. Hint's Mnndy bavin'
one uv them fits!" cried lluek. "took
out fer yerself an'team,stranger,while
1 runs fern rope!"
Hut Hillings did not wait lo listen.
With one bound he. was in his wngon,
and a moment later had lashed the
mules iuto a gallop and was disappearing down the trail In a cloud of dust.
Duck darted around the cabin, the
woman In hot pursuit, und this was
kept up till the stranger was well out
of sight, Theu the two went into the
"I reckon he's gone for good," sold
Mnndy, laying the corn knife ou the
"Ye've sed It. That snaik story fixed
him.   It alius does."
"How much did you get out of thla
bargain?" asked the wife.
"Twenty-five. That's the fourth this
week. A hundred a week ain't so bad.
I reckon I'll knock off work for the
And ho sat down nnd began to examine the money he hnd received, assuring himself that It was genuine,
"I'll tell ye, Mundy," be suid, "tf feller can't bo too keerful in dealing with
them eastern sharpers. They ure alius
up tor sonic swiii'lin tricks ter beat
honest people." —N. Y. Ledger.
My nxam'pa la a funny man,
He's Scotch ns he can ha,
I tries to teach liim nil I can,
BUI he iiin'i talk I'he un-.
I've tokl him forty fousand times
llut taln't a hit ul'use, (
He always says a man's a "mon"
Att' calls n linnse a "boose-," i
lie ptnya with momoslev'ry day,    i
Ami rides me uii hts knee; {
lie took me tun -itcnloonco
Ami drossPt] Up Jnst like me. !
He Hays i am a "bonnlo balm,"
Ami klSBOH ine, nml when
I nslts liim why can't he Nilli right,
Mc nays;   "l illniia ken,"
nm rue un* liim has lots of fun,
Me'it sueli a funny num.
I iiiince for him and brush his imir   '
Ami loves him all i enn.
1 culls him AiiJivw (that's his nntiic).
Ami lie Bays I can't talk,
And thon ho putt, my plaid to on
Ami lakes uie fur a walk.
1 tolls liim forty fousand times
Uul taln't a hit uf use, \
He always says a man's a "mon"
All'   calls a house u "110090."
-Charles l». Stewart, In Chicago interior.
Old   Soho's  Biggost   Soratoh   at
Kouo and Faro.
The Muu Who Hied After the Van.* llnd
Hun AicnltiHt lllin-Kuiiiilii-" tt Faro
llauk  with  Only h l'lve- i
Dollar Hull. \
"It does beat all how card« will some-
times keep u-i'unniii' ull une. way for
a long time," remarked old Scho, apropos of nothing in particular, during nn
Informal meeting of the Gladstone club,
as he toyed with a slack of red chip;*.,
which, like ull their blue uml white und
yellow companions in this city, have
become useless, except as counters
in an innocent game of whist or casino,
since the reform wave came along and
closed up all thu places where men used
to gamble on the green, says au Albany
correspondent of the New York Sun,
Ohl Scho heaved a meditative sigh, reflectively stroked his while chin whiskers, and looked up und urouiul to observe whether uny of the other meui'
hers were listening to him. Having satisfied himself thai thore were at, least
three or four who were willing to give
willing ears to the yarns thut he spins
on the slightest provocation, or no provocation at all, be continued:
"1 remember one night, years ago,
when Paddy Martin was running a
bono joint up hen* in Hroadway, I made
the bluest, scratch of my life. It wus
like this: I'm broke, an' I'm just, going
out when u friend o' mine comes in un'
I says to him: 'l.emnic have ten dollars, will ye?' lie puts his huml in hin
pocket and pulls out ten dollars an'
gives it to me. 1 po in nn' 1 bet just one
card, for a lullf dollar, au' I win lhe pool.
Thero was $77 iu the pool. Well, 1 don'l
play no more keno that night, but 1
go over to the White house an' I go up
agin the bank, nn' I win $9,700. I simply can't lose a bet. I win all the time
that night."
As those who had been listening were
old and well-seasoned members of the
Gladstone club, whoso purpose is, and
is distinctly specified in its articles of
Incorporation, the promotion of the
social enjoyment and Intellectual development of its members, they did not
show that they had been profoundly
mpresscd by Old Soho's narrative. They
had often heard him tell similar stories.
.ill of which he warranted to Ih- true
In every detail. Qui the old man was
not discouraged by the apparent want
if appreciation on the pari of his audience, With a little preliminary cough,
ivhlch had no suggestion of an apology
in its sound, lie begun again:
"1 remember another time, up in Saratoga ono night, I see Cull Holland
win $53 with two cents off the rouletti
wheel iu Colo Mitchell's. Then hegoes
owe agin the faro bank an' wins something Ilko $8,000."
This time the solemn-looking member, with tho long, (lowing, black mustache, fell himself impelled to ask:
"Uow could ho win anything with
two cents'.' They wouldn't lot htm put
it down."
"tih, yes they would. They'd let him
;nit anything down, even a brass button, and pny him. too. Of course, they
KllOWCd him well, On' he'd been losing
piilen little money,"
A brief period of silence intervened,
during which fhe old mini stroked hte
whiskers three limes. Then he re-
• limed his discourse:
"An' then again. I've seen the cards
imi agiu a man nil night. I remember
ono night when i was dealing faro bank
in Chicago, there was a man playing
he was the brother of some senator; I
forgel his name now- an'he lose 33 bets
right straight off the reel. He gels a
stand-off now 00' then, hut he never
picks a bet oir lhe layout, llimehy he
win a few bets, bul pull) soon he lose
ttgaln, mi' along lo'nb midnight I guess
he's putty near broke. Ile ri'iieliesdowu
in his pocket mid pulls out ti $50-blll, an
he hands It over nn' says: 'Put Hint 011
the live.' I put it 011 the live, un'she
lose the next turn, Well, that niiiii
he just gave one gasp nn' fell back in
his chair.       Some of the players that
wus sitting 'longslde of him began to
rub his hands, an' tine man called for
water. They thought he'd fainted. But
I looked nt him just mice an' I says:
'Oh, no, he ain't fainted; he's dead.' Yo
see, I'd seen a fellow die just like that
once before, an' I knowed the signs."
Then the solemn-looking member
spoke up ngnin nnd remarked!
"Well, now I'll tell you people just
one little story. It's lit tic, but it's true.
I see a fellow go up ngainst the faro
bank up In Johnny Mack's one night and
he only has half a dollar to begin with,
and he begins to play the high card, and
I'm blamed if ho don't beat every turn
through n whole deal, from top to bottom, At the end of the deal he has about
"How much did he bet at a time?"
asked  the smooth-faced, dark-hatred
member with the streak of gruy at Ids
"Only no cents, flvo whlto chips, all
the way through lhe deal."
"•■■*   •■ > '' " ''■>.■■ '—.1 «ir. ,.v»ti
if he beat every turn, for there ure only
UL turns in a deal."
"Aw, say, you're too particular. II"
might have bet a little more toward tho
hvd.  Anyway, he had about$10."
"Did he win any more or did he losu
It all again?" Inquired ihe member with
tho Mowing gray mustache uud the
slouch hat.
"I really dou't know. I came uwuy
just then."
"Vou Q)USt huve beeu broke."
"Else a team of horses couldn't have
dragged you away."
"Oh, 1 don'l kuow. I guess I've come
aw ay w inner as often as most people."
"Yes, I guess that's so, too."
"Talk ubout. being broke," resumed
Old Scho, who had beeu smoking vigor
ously  while  the others were    talking,
"reminds me of one time when mean1
another fellow out in Chicago run :\
faro bunk for three days with only $3
in the bank roll. You see. We had the
use of the rooms aud the layout, but we
couldn't get no money, so we just
thought we'd tukc a chnuee. We hud
several close calls. One time a fellow
had out about $200 worth of chips, but
he kept ti-phiylug, an' of course he lose
it all back again. Another time some
small pluyers got$4of our$.ri, an' thing's
looked mighty blue tor us. At last
there come along u fellow with a big
wad one night, an' the cards go agin hi in
from the start. Putty soon we. had
aljout $1,IKH1 of his money; then he
strikes a lucky streak, on'win It put ty
near ull back again, but he don't quit,
an* bunchy lie lose ngain, an1 he keeps
on n-losin' until about five o'clock in
the morning, when he gets up au'says
he'n broke. An' how much money do
ye s'posc we win off thnt fellow?"
"Oh, ubout a hundred thousand,"
gruvely remarked the solemn member.
"Pixibnbly about ti million, if we let
you tell it," sold the fat member.
Old Scho looked up with an expression evidently Intended to be one of injured innocence.
"No, gentlemen," snid he, "whntI'm
telling you Is the honest truth. We win
just $5,1)09 and not a cent more."
"Is that, all?" asked the short, stout
member with the smiling face and the
stubby black mustache, In a tone- of
deep surprise.
Old Scho took a few vigorous puffs nt
his pipe,  Then he began again:
"Say, you people remember the time
when they used to deal draw poker
aroutid the table, just like stud? Well,
in them days they used to give a prize
of $100 every week over here in the
White house for the best huml held.
Well, one Friday nigh I I sit In the game
nn' putty soon I huvefouraees. That's
the best baud that's been held that
week, an' there's only one day left, so
my chances of gelling ihe prize is putty
good. Hut a fellow who sits next to me
offers me $10 for my chance, an' I says:
'Hive's yer Sio.' Some of the other fellows suys I'm foolish; but I know what
I'm doing all the time. I know there
ain't nothing more uncertain than
cards. Sure enough, lM'fore. I'd been
playing a great while longer I hold a
straight Hush. An' I sell thut, too.
An' I'll lie durned if thut wasu't bent
the next day by u higher straight flush."
"Scho, you're a bird," remarked the
fat member with great intensity of feeling, uud Severn', of the other members
looked at the old man with renewed Interest, noticing that he was getting
back into his tiu-ycar-old form, when, as
all who know him will acknowledge, he
was at his best.
Thus encouraged, and refreshed with
a few more vigorous puffs at his pipe,
which perceptibly thickened theatmos-
phere of the room and gave the solemn
member a violent fil of coughing, he
came once more to the seratch,*not the
least bit winded:
"The funniest thing lever had happen
to me was one night,when 1 was dealing
faro bank in New York. A man came
in who said he'd never played faro bank
before.an* be buys five dollars' worth of
chips. He says he only wants to double
his money. But he strikes a winning
streak an' he keeps on a-playing till he
has $87. Then he cashes iu an' I huml
him his money. He lakes It an' looks at
it a moment; then he hands it hack
again, all but  $10, tin' he says to me:
'Here, take your money; Idon'twantto
lake no advantage of you. I only
wauled to double my money. If it's so
easy for a man to win who never played
tlie game before, what must it be for a
man wbo knows how to piny?' Well,
I nearly fell off the chair, but. I don't
let ou that l here's anything surprised
lie, I says to the man: 'My friend, you
better take your money; you win it fair
nn' square, an' you may want li blinc-
by.'    Hut he won't take It, so I put it
back in the drawer, an* ho walks out"
At this point all the members arose,
formed u semicircle In front of the old
man, i*>wed low boforo him, ami then
tillered out Into the silent night.
The Vary Hum Kuls.
Dou't torment yourself about what
people are going In think about this
and thut action. No matter whnt you
do or leave undone some will criticise
you severely, nnd the very best rule for
getting through life with comparative
comfort is after you have made up your
mind us to the prosperity nnd advisability of a certain course pursue lt
calmly, without paying the slightest attention to the criticisms of the lookers
oa from the outside. You sec, just because they nre on the outside they enn
only spc the surface. It daps not matter in the least whnt they think,—Detroit Free Press.
'Only  a blink- i
a ffrassl-
lu a world "i
uettlae and uh
if all thai i .in
i, ulas!
And all thai bIi
all come i
o pas
is uo more than a blade
uf Ba
Uh! what is t
tie use Of 11
vin b 7
But Willi the si
in und tho
Tlie Huft, a*.
et showei
, and
creeu things aro growing amain,
And the broeia that swoops the plain
Cuiiie.s whispering:  "Boa how vain,
Huw neediest, iu your repining!
"Behold tho Joy uf the grass,
Tin- opulent use and beauty
of the wonderful waving mass)
And ull of II  culms lo -ius.i
Through each llttla blade uf crass
Just .|..iiii: Uu .hilly Uuty."
—Mary Bradley, In a. a. Tunes.
For the Parlor Tablo.
A pretty mot for a polished table U
ot chamois nnd Is about 18 Inches in
diameter. About the edge there nre
pniutcd pnnsies In their natural sue
and coloring, more of the purple and
maroon shades being used than of other
colors. The flowers are first outlined
with a pencil, no that their edges form
llm outline of the circular mat. Sudi n
mat Is very pretty when Ihe ceyter te
left the natural color of the chamois,
or It may be dyed gray or a royal purple
or maroon, Use oil colors for pointing
the flowers.—N. Y. Post,
No waawhohos never appeared before
an army cuurt-iuaillal ur examining
i-i'uni can have an adequate conception
of the ivorrlment that recently agitated Col. Wade, a member of tho Inquisitive body that went digging into
Ihe euses of several army oillcers at
Chicago some time since. Col. Wade
stinted from Sun Anlonio with spurs
clunking and swords fairly glistening
under the magic effects of powdered
brlckdust. Also he hud blue clothes
with gold curlicues uud designs like
wall jxiper on them, und in general he
was »"ccoutered regardless, llut in uu
evil niome*^. an Ignorant porter, mistaking his .swords fur a new kind of
sectional fishing rod, bundled the whole
glorious dream of martial splendor into
the. berth tif a British tourist who was
on his way to the Wind River mountains
lo catch mackerel. So when the colonel
arrived in Chicago he found himself
quite out of the class uf (Jen, llrookc
and Maj. Do Witt and the others of the
examining bonrd.who sauntered around
with un average of a peck of gilded
garnishment on them, lie was obliged
to submerge himself iu shame and a
brown tweed suit and feci that he was
guilty of conduct unbecoming an olll-
cer nnd a gentleman because he did not
rattle ami clang us he walked, like a
croto of crockery or a wngon load of
structural iron hauled over a granite
The army officer who lias worked his
way up Into the king row is, when ho
goes tm departmental duty in his fatigue uniform, a thing of beauty and a
rest to weary eyes. We once hud the
pleasure of seeing lien. Crook distributing medals to sharpshooters on the
Bellevue rifle range, nnd by conservative
estimate his clothes weighed a ton, and
they were just Uie ordinary clothes to
go with such un august occasion um
the bestowing of a quarter's worth of
silver to a stubby-mustached soldier
who hnd succeeded iu not killing the
cow in the field lo the rightof the earth
bank. It was an August day, and the
day seemed to have been vigilantly "laying" fur the general, for when he moved
majestically forward under u black
chapeau with enormous pinnies nnd
with his uniform tightly buttoned
around bim the sun seemed to take another hitch in its running gear, and it
went ut him as though it meant to
serve up roast general well done for the
evening barbecue, The perspiration
streamed down both sides of his face
and formed a sort of Allegheny-Moiion-
gahela confluence at his collar button,
and there was a. freshet and n Hood-
tide quite In keeping with the Ohio
river's regular June rise. His beautiful
blue clothes with their hardware ami
bullion on them seemed to melt and
coalesce with his frame, but he valiantly talked on, and told the soldier who
hnd not bit the cow how patriotic nnd
loyal of him it was, and the country-
was proud of him nnd his score, which
wns 4*11*44, or something of that kind.
Several months afterward a friend of
the general was fishing with him out
In the. mountain country,and that medal presentation was touched upou in
conversation. The general at that moment was wearing an old white slouch
lint, some other man's overalls nnd a
hickory shirt. In an Impressive way
he beckoned lilsaccomplloetoapprooch
closer so that the wild mountain crags
might not hear and report lo Washing-
toil, and whispered: "Uo you know thai
on thnt day I came near proving a
traitor to the government? I was upon
the point of renouncing my allegiance
to the United States of America ond of
going howling across the meadow lo
the river. At the very moment when
I was burning most fiercely uud was
telling what I thought of snapshooting as a great boon to humanity I happened to look across the field back of
the gathering- und there ou the river
bunk I saw a delighted boy of nboul
len or twelve, olttd only iu the purity of
thought and heaving mud at au associate of his own age who was sputtering around uml diving In til «d water
of the stream. Vou may have thought
at the time thai 1 spoke so earnestly of
the grandeur of American Institutions
that I hud In mind the march to the cannon's mouth nnd the tliu nnd carnage
of buttle for the flag, but I did not. I
was speaking with my mind fixed solely
on the glad custom of'chawing beef'
nnd of sliding down a slickery place on
the bank and into the water. I pledge
you my honor as an officer and a gentleman that if that boy had not at thnt
moment gathered up his clothes and
fled at the approach of the town constable I would have renounced the flag,
discarded my chapeau and uniform and
become a joyous deserter, glorying in
swimming holes ns distinguished from
nrmy clothes that ure like the torrid
Col. Wade, however, consoled himself
with the thought that greater than he
have been in the same unfortunate fix
iu which he found himself. When Oen.
flrunt wus coming east on one of his
great tours—memory suggests his
round-the-world-trip, but memory may
be defective—he struck Denver In n
linen duster. It was hot weather, and
in crossing the desert the luggage hnd
been gathered in the baggage car, while
the officers of the party garbed themselves in uppurel hn idly In keeping with
the dignity of their mibiury muttis.
When they arrived in the mountain city
they were whirled away to u hotel to
prepare for the oration arranged for
the general by tho populace. It had been
provided that he would review some
military ami in general lend the luster
of bis presence ho as io make Denverltea
proud. Arrived at the hotel the terrible
information was math- known to the
hero of the apple tree of Appomattox
thai his trunki were lost, uml, aside
frum tho linen duster and the cindery
shirt and trousers whioh he wore, there
was no garb belonging to him on the
face of the known earth.
It might not liavo been so serious n
proposition had the fool of thai review
not been pressed upon the Oolena. soldier. Hut it WOUld never do fur a infill
who had been tiie commander iu chief
of the United Suites army nnd who had
mude a triumphal march around the
world to get upon a reviewing stand
clad iu a linen duster and a traveling
cup. The general called upon Gen. Shot1-
man for advice, uml the man who (.•■[
marched to the sea readily offered the
use of nu extra Uniform of his ov. n. It
was tried, but where the cx-preeldent
was brood it was narrow und where he
was short it was very long and ample.
Then Sheridan proffered a uniform,
but Oen. Grant looked gloomily upou the
stout form of lhe Winchester rider and
said he was afraid the arrangement
would hardly answer,
Senilis were BOllt out into the town
to discover some relief for Gen, Grant*
Much work of inquiry must, of course,
be performed with discretion, as the
general, although called Ibe plainest of
plain heroes was alive to the dignities
of lhe occasion, and did not want the
secret of his predicament sown broadcast.    However, lifter several hours   of
search the scouting party returned and
conveyed into his presence au assortment of flaming brilliancy in masculine attire which caused his parlor
room to look like a sori'of masquerade
costuming bazar. There were police-
iiieu's unlformsnnd mail carrier's clothing ami mil ii in garments ami Knights
of Pythias otttro and campaign suits -
all gathered from clothing stores fnr
and wide. At lasl the general succeed*
id in. making up a fairly good suit out
of a combination of military officer's
garb ami ;i uniformed rank sword and
belt. The other clothes were bundled
buck lo tho second-hand clothing emporiums from whence they had been
brought, the proprietors of these stores
never knowing for whom or for what
purpose (ihls collection of uniforms hud
been ransacked.
One of llie morning papers the next
day said ihat "lien. Grant looked every
inch the patriotic soldier. Hlsdlgnlfied
bearing was enhanced by his simple
but glorious uniform of blue—glorious
because of its associations. It is said
that this is the uniform which the general wore iii tho Wilderness, but when
he waa asked about tt the herosmlled
and was silent What magnificent,
what patriotic memories must be connected with that suit of blue! There
are men, patriots, who, if they had
it to give, would gladly yield a fortune
for it."
How grievous are circumstances!
How cruel it Is that opportunity te so
seldom recognized and that men crave
to-day whnt yesterday they might have
had for Hie asking. Any of those js-r-
sons who would cheerfully have given
a fortune for that uniform, rich with its
associations, might have had it the day
before by calling ut a shop in Wauzee
street and turning over to the proprietor $-1,05 lawful money of the United
Stales. You see, that was one coaet
where the man made, the clothes, Instead of the clothes making tlie man.
--Chicago Record.
Dangers of Isolated Carriages In
Homo of tbo I liu Minus from Which Th<-/
Young horses can be led up to a sack
lying Oil the. ground and induced to jkiss
it by letting them smell it aud find out
that It really is a sack, ami not the Protean thing, whatever it may be, which
illusion conjures up for them. Once
the H riter saw a very quick and pretty
Instance of experiment by touch mude
by n frightened pony. It was being
driven as leader in a pony tamb-yi, ami
slopped short iu front of where the
tails at a steam tramway crossed the
roud. It first smclled the near rail, and
then quickly gave it two taps with its
hoof. After this it was satisfied, and
crossed Hie line. On the other hand, a
donkey always tried to jump the shadows of tree trunks on Hu* road, though
a similar experiment of touch   would
have shown thai these were as unreal
as tin- Irani rail was substantial. lastly, no horse which has once knocked
its head against tin- top of a stable doorway seems quite able to gel rid of Hie
illusion thai there sits up In the top of
ail doorways an invisible   something
which will hll htm again next time he
goes through. Hence tho troublesome,
ami Sometimes incurable, habit of
Imrscs "jibbing" when taken out of the
This is an obvious Instance of the disadvantage ni which most anlmalsstand
in regard to means of physical experiments. The horse, for instance, needs
only fee! the lintel to find out that it Is
fixed and does not move, and is not alive
ami waiting lo hit him. But except his
lips, which are sensitive, he has no
member wiih which he can make this
experiment. Kvcept the elephant nnd
the monkey, most of the "higher" animals suffer from Hiis lack of the means
of experiment. The wonder is, not that
they suffer from Illusions, but that they
make so few mistakes.—Spectator.
Ilrutnl Tract lea hll It jr.
Pale Intellectuality — Between a
course actuated by the highest devotion
to the principles of truth and another
Hint seems to promote the immediate
applause of   my   fellow-men,   which
would you counsel?
Rubicund Common Sense—The one
which would put most money in your
sock, my boy. - Buffalo Kxpross.
-If you would know what keeps the
oak nlive, took for its rmullcHt root.—
IninV, Ilor.i. I
Offer  O|)portunltlt-a  for Thieves «■«!
.tlurdei-rrsi   to   toiuuilt   ( rtuie—
Th*   A mer I cm  S>atvw .
I*  1'rt-f erred,
The arguments In favor of the "corridor" or "American" system of traveling for general railway passengers In
Kugluntl every day grows inure emphatic uud Incontrovertible The
newspapers contain almost daily ao-
counts of awful murders or attempts io
murder by |..-r-..iu» usually unknown,
who have mude good their escape from
the little Isolated carriages und left
their victims to be   "discovered"   iu
some casual fushioii. Ouly a few daw
ugo another horrible tragedy, that
might have occurred to anv body in Hie
suiue situation, look place during lhe
short railway ride of not mure than SO
minutes between Hounslow station and
the great London terminus, Waterloo.
A woman, a barmaid from a tavern
close to the Hounslow station, got Into
a   carriage   alone,   and   her bod)   w aa
found on the nrrival of the train at Waterloo stuffed under a seat, ihe   head
horribly battered. She had Started out
to meet her lover, and in the tnun inutit
have been attacked and murdered by
some brute, whose Identity up to the
present is undiscovered.
The horror of the thing must appeal
strongly to every woman who hu ever
been in Loudon or is acquainted with
the English method of travel. The uppermost object of the ordinary man or
woman who travels u long or short distance is to get Into a carriage alone, lu
the small, cramped compartments you
feci in tOO close quartan to want to Im-
bothered   with   stranger*,   therefore
you naturally do your Ik-si to gel into
a carriage where you won't be "worried." But recent dreadful events hare
made people nervous of the lonely carriage. Women shun it because
of awful stories of violence aud
deaths that have come u nawares
upon some poor "»oul who has
set out in good health and spirits, while
men shun it because of the stories of
blackmail and slander of which unprincipled women frequently make them
the victims. The days of the old English "compartments" are. indeed, numbered, and it will not be long, 1 um sure,
before "American trains" are the rule
on every line in the kingdom.
Traveling in England te very expensive work, at auy rate. The fares being divided into three classes, the very
poorest and meanest accommodations,
which they call "third clas«," cost about
the same rate which in America la
charged for the ordinary train. If you
have a third-class ticket, how ever, you
cannot buy.a Pullman car ticket. To
be entitled to purchase superior accommodation of this kind you must primarily invest in a "first-class" ticket.
which costs three times the amount of
a third-class, and not until then aw you
allowed to buy Pullman car accommodations. If you are going for a long
journey ior as lonf a one as you can
take in England) this makes the cost
about four times the amount you would
pay if you did not have a luxurious soul
and long for springs and cushions.
I hear, however, that to meet the demand of the vast body of Americans
who are coming over here for the
"diamond jubilee," there is to be a
complete bouleverupment of the train
service in Great Ilriuin, and can such
aa we are accustomed to in the states,
and prices to match, will be one of the
white stones marking the latter glories of her majesty's sixtieth year upon
the throne.—Chicago Times-Herald.
Br Wkleh the Woa-en of To-IMr Ar.
It. used to be a matter of faith, years
ago, that we possessed nerves, for we
were unconscious of them. .Nowadays,
however, they have become of most
vital importance; they are, so to sj-eak,
"household pets." It seems that "temper" has gone out of fashion; so far, at
least, as W6 art: concerned, and, though
It is possible to admit that our neighbors may suffer from attacks of temper,
we never do—no, we have "nerves*'"
There ia a sort of necessary dignity
about the possession of nerves, though
we own they cause us trouble. We
speak in quite a reproachful way of "-*
woman who has no nerves," just as If
this meant the same an that she is without refinement and tenderness.
Nerves are, however, dangerous pets,
for they are apt to become our master*.
Indeed, to ncru'S are ascribed the unwholesome craving for excitement, the
morphia habit and the excessive use
Of stimulants among women, ns well as
a variety of other evils. Nerves, no
doubt, would be kept in check better if
only wc were simpler. Japanese women are charmingly serene and good
tempered, and their freedom from nervous troubles may be largely ascribed
tti the absence of smalt worries In matters domestic. They are saved worries
nbout dress, for the fashion of their
costume never varies, and the absence
of draperies nnd crowds of ornaments
economizes money and preatty saves
labor, as any housekeeper could tell
who knows the fret nnd Irritation of
keeping these things pretty and free
from dust in nn "under servanted" establishment.—Boston Budget. I
He Wm   Wil linn.
She—I have been shut up in boarding
school so long that I feel very awkward
and timid in company. I do not know
what to do with my hands.
Ile—I'll hold them for you.—Iloston
A  Item ta tier.
Husband (off for a journey)—Do you
often think of me when I (UU gone?
Wife—Indeed I do.   it takes me «
week to get the smell of smoki: out of
thu house- Til Hits.       m—eOt—t.   ' '&-#     CRHNBROGK      *•-*•
RHILWPlY center
OF   :   EAST   :   KOOTENAY.
As a Site for Smelters it has exceptional advantages, being the
Divisional Point on the Main Line of the Crows 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.
TUESDAY, MAY  10, :    : '. 1898.
It might be pertinent et tills time to
lisle of the Opposition what policy tbey
purpose to pursue in event of tbeir sue
cess at tliepolls. Up to ibe present time,
much to the disgust of ninny members
of their party, the lenders have given uo
indication as to the policy of the party
iu cast; it should be placed In power.
They hove spent tbeir lime snd talents
in abuse and vlllificatioii of the govern- j
ment. They have made charges that
tbey Inive failed to substantiate, and
stood in tbe way of necessary legislation i
without reason and without cause. No
mau among them seems to have a clear
and welbdefined idea of the best course
to pursue. On tbe contrary, Ihey are
working In a haphazard manner, every
men ready to jump to his feet ond oppose any government measure, it matters
not what it may be, Like a lot of sheep
without a leader, they are jumping first
one way and then another, falling to
unite at any time, and succeeding on occasions in making themselves ridiculous
What do tbey propose lo do? Tbey
object to the Government's policy; what
have tbey to offer hi its stead? Tbe
electors of this Province are not blind,
nor are Ihey fools. They will nut accept
silly objections and personal abuse as evidences of a well-defined policy that will
be a benefit to the people and an honor
to the government. Tbey want something more tangible, something that enn
be seen, heard and relied upou.
The Government, on ibe contrary, has
been following 0 settled policy in the
management of the affairs of ibe P. evince. Ami the beneficial results of ibis
policy arc discernible all over the country, and in the money markets of ibe
old world. The Government has been
able to defend Its policy ngnlnst the puerile attacks of the Opposition, Every
question lias been answered promptly,
without equivocation or subterfuge, The
record of the government is an open re.
cord, atul il i.s one Utut is a credit to lite
lhe people of British Columbia nre
Inclined lo take a business view of tho
elfCttoil, and ihey will   be  slow lo make
a change lu managers of the government's busimss, so long as the chief recommendation of tbe UppOBltlotl applicants is iheir ability io abuse the ones
now in power. Abuse is not evidence of
ability or statesmanship, and it is not
possible to make lhe people believe that
it is.
Tbe course pursued by lhe Opposition
has weakened their cause bcfoie the people, and strengthened tbe Government
very iiiatiriid y. it has shown that the
Opposition liove no unity of purpose
except tbeir desire to get into office
Tbey have no policy or defined plalform,
but In the frenzy of despair have en
deavored to hoodwink the people. They
will be fooled. The people are satisfied
wilh the Government and will give evidence of that satisfaction at election
time.        —-——M^M———_wmtm
'Die ('.olden lira takes umbrage nt the
comments of the HllKAI.D. and makes
some refi retice to tliis journal ami the
Raker estate. For the private information of lhe K'U lhe llKKAl.n will state
that it Is published as a business propo
sitiou in a lown that will lie the business
center of South   Kast   Kootenay.   Mr j
Hiker, nor  anv of Mr.   baker's  friend".
own a dollar lu the paper, The plnnl is I
emabliiliHl and paid fur, When Ihe Bra
can say all of lliis ior itself, eliminating
the linstock aid, it will llun be in n far
bottci [ osllloii lo criticise Us neighbors. I
There i.s a point in Ibe present political situation in Ibis district that should
not be overlooked, and when carefully
considered carries with it no little weight.
Whenever tiie candidacy of Colonel Maker is discussed, and the question is
asked, "Why should not Mr. Baker be
returned?" uo one lias glvtn n reason
that wai not based upon prejudice or
political partisanship. The most fervid
talkers of the Opposition, an I ibe most
enthusiastic supporters of one or the
other candidates proposed to take bis
place, confine themselves entirely to
glittering generalities on the necessity
of a change or mysterious references to
tangible reasons why Mr. linker should
not be relumed. Not one man has come
out iulo the opening and staled plainly
and positively, as a disinterested person,
honest, businesslike reasons why some
oilier man should be named by tbe electors of South East Kootenay to take Mr.
baker's place as their representative at
Victoria. No one lias even hinted that
Mr. Maker has not been a most valuable
member in promoting ibe very best interests of bis dlstilct. No fault is found
with -Mr. Baker ou this score, for it is
conceded by all. regardless of parly or
personal prejudice, that no one could
have been more vigilant Or industrious
iu advancing the welfare of his constituency than has Mr. Baker. Not one single person cau he fcund who would.have
the tlmerity to deny that during the next
few yeurs Mr. Baker, with bis legislative
experience, bis political prestige and
high ; ersonnl standing, could do far
more for his district Ihan any new mau
lhat mi.-ht be named, no matter bow-
capable he might be, or how anxious be
might be to serve bis district,
This peculiar condition of affairs is
enough lo cause tbe electors to imnder
over this cry for a change Mint Is being
beard just now. Men iu casting their
votes are entitled lo the saute privilege
that men wbo purchase goods enjoy—
they have the right lo know what ihey
are gelling in exchange, South Bast
Kootenay is to be an Important district
during tlie next few years lo come, and
jtislat th s time the peopleeaunot atfjid
to indulge iu experiments, They must
bu represented by one who will he able
to protect their interests iu the increasing demand that will be made upon lhe
government for public improvements
throughout the province. South QaBt
Kootenay cannot all'oid to tike a backward step ai ibis time, livery man who
owns a ibdlar's worlli of property or has
a dollar invested in business enterprises
in this district, is more Interested In the
advancement of the district in a business
way, than iu seeing changes made for
the political advancement of tome individual. The men who arc arguing otherwise at this time mistake the temper
of Ibe people. The election Ibis year
will demonstrate ibis fact and those who
would seek the franchises of lhe people
to place them on llie road to political
success will have to wait until the business men of the districl have lime to
advance the best busiuess interests of
the district,
John Hutchison,
Real Estate, Mining and
Insurance Broker . . .
lU'll.lllMiS TU liKM'AM) POII  SALE
Particular alleotlon itlvoif to nuiklng safe Invesl -
nn uis tor clients.
Construction camps rrmn Cranbrook to Ward-
iii'i'aii-l .Mission hospital.
Will in- ut Cnuibrook overy Momliiy afternoon
ami may lieo insultotl at tlio Cranbrook hotel.
<;. ii, Wales and It. W, Parsons hereby plvo
notice tlmt sixty days utter date wo Inlcml tu
tn imply tu tlm Chief Commissioner or bunds
unit Works for ponnlastmi u. imi-ainuoji-jo acres
ot lamt situated In East Kootenny district nml
described as follows! Commencing at a lioBt set
at Hus Boutli-wcst corner nf Lot t-Oti. I,thence
we>t40chains, ili-n a north su chains, llionco
cast l'i chains, tlieacc south so chains to place nr
Dated .Unroll 39, is:
W. II. tWltS-iNS.
MIS HONOUR the  Lieutenant-
11    Governor,
tuts invii pleated lo make the tolloivlnu api olnt-
Hill PjiJIIlUAUV, 1838.
Thomas Btoixatbr aiimstkono, nf Little
Md.1i- l"i*.iT. Kit si lui-.li-ii-iy. l-s.piln-, C. L, lo
1<i> a Justice el lhe I eaco within and fur tlie
County ur icootoiiay,
17th Ki-mitrAitv. 1808,
William llLACKatonic,of East Pernio. Ilust
Kooii'iinv. 1'N'iuln-, tu hr .Instil'" of tlie I'emu
willil i ami for tlie I'minty nf Koolcnay.
KIS   HONOUR the  Lieutenant-
I liu hcon i.limsed to nm* a tlio [..llmviiiu np-
Zi\l  MARCH, 1803,
John Patrick Evan, Esquire, M. j)„ to
tm a i oroini willilii ami for tin* Aknswurlii ami
Coat IliV.-r Miliiliu llivisloiisof Wi-Sl Kmili-imv
ii:i.I On-   Port   Steele   Mini I If-   Division of Kast
ROUTE   TO....
The large nud commodious Steamers
.,• • 4 •••*••*••« a» ••• * »atv • • • •   •
!   .1. I). FARRELL
One hundred passeugerB ami one
hundred aud fifty Ions fretgltteacli
Will open tlio ii a v mat ton Benson on llio
Kootiiiay Elver from
For nl point. In Has! Koolotmy
About : April 20th,
For iinssongor :irul frrlulit nilo. niltlress tl„,
,,„!,ii,;,i,i,.*' npnt ,.'. illumines, Montnrm, or tlio
Port Steele or Wardner, B. C.
,y      TRADING COMPANY,     V.
.•*      a. I.OhDDBS    i  i   Miuiosor.
•***^ : ; DEALER   IN -. :
<"%-£ Groceries
*V.      CRANRBOOK,    ,
Divisional Headquarters
ile Co. t '.
Fort Steele and Wardner.
WUnl.'SU.K   AS!)   liHT.VII,   DUA1.K1I3   IN
General : Merchandise.
j The Cranbrook Lumber CoJ
I     Saw and ..
CRANBROOK,    -  -   -
The best possible attention given to care ol animals while in my charge.
WAOn V \ D W * have on hand a supply of seasoned wood.
VY \J\Jls I A III/ cut to stove lengths, which will be delivered
on order at reasonable price.
Contractors and Builders,
Wc guarantee expedition nn,l first-class work on nil jobs undertaken.
Planing Mills..
General Blacksmith
Plans and Specifications Furnished on Short Notice.'
Tf you contemplate building call on me. I may lie able lo give you
au idea or two tliat will save you money, Prompt work ntul satisfaction
Jj     Dimension Timber, 2x4 to 12x12 up to 20 feel long $16 00 per M
Ji, " "      over 2u feet long up tn 311 ft. add 50c. per
# M for each additional 2 feet.
JJ " "      over 30 ft. long—prices on application.
4.    Rough Lumber, 12, 14, 16ft, lengths  16 00 per M
Surfaced     "        12,14,16 ft.        ''        20 00 per M
6 inch T. nnd G. Mooring—No. 1  26 00 per M
6 inch       " " "    2  22 00 per M
4 inch      " " "    1  28 00 per M
4 inch      " " "   2  24 00 per M
6 inch Rustic    "    1  ao OO per M
6 inch  "    " 2  32 m» per M
4 inch V joint or headed ceiling-—No. 1  2.H 00 per M
4 inch V    '.'     ' 2  24 on per M
Ship I/ip—all widths  23 00 per M
g     Mouldings and finishing lumber, ciiMiigt*, &C-i l""IpM Otl application.
* ARCH'd LEITCH, Mnuagor.


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