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THE CRANBROOK HERALD.
VOLUME   1.
CHAlVBnOOK,   BB1TISH   COLUMBIA,   THURSDAY,   SEPT_MI*I_{   1,   1808.
NUMBER 24.
CRANBROOK THE CENTER||
!H«UtUH*M»MMUH«_
A ROUT   PFCiPTI**
1 COLONEL BAKER RETURNS
He Looks Upon Cranbrook as the
Great Distributing; Point for
South East Kootenay.
The people who know South lC*isl
Kootenay   the  best  aud  arc  I lie  most
largely interested, fully appreciate the
importance ul Cranbrook aa the natural
center. W. K. Willi uns was Interviewed last week by the Bpokesuinu'Review,
and his sentiments coincide with thu.su
expressed by everyone familiar with the
conditions iii this district.
W. R; Williams, manager of shipments
of ore for the North Star mine iu Kast
Kootenay, and famous as the tallest man
in British Columbia, says the Spokes*
man-Review, is lu the city. The North
Star has finished its ore shipments fur
the season, and Mr. Williams is spending a few dnys wilh friends in Spokane
before retiring for the winter to the vicinity of the biggest mine iu Kast Koolcnay. Like nil other North Star officials
Mr. Williams is reticent about the property, although admitting that recent
developments have been abundantly satisfactory to the owners. When questioned about the recent report that the North
Star has encountered an entirely new
lead of galena averaging 240 ounces of
silver and carrying about eight feet of
that grade of ore, he admitted that the
jreport was correct.
"The Canadian Pacific will build a
branch line to the foot of tlie North Star
hill,'1 said Mr. Williams "This spur
will leave the tun-in line at Cranbrook,
and will be about 15 miles long. A
tramway will be necessary to take the
ore from the mine down to the tracks.
When the line is built, which will he at
no distant day, Cranbrook, instead of
Fort Steele, will become North Star
headquarters.
"The rails will be laid into Cranbrook
within a week or ten days at the farthest.
That place is destined to become the distributing point for the richest mines in
that part of the country.    All the Cana-
-1 dian Pacific railway interests are centered there, and as au indication of the future of the place I need only say that the
Bank  of Montreal  nnd the Canadian
' Bank of Commerce are already iu the
towtn" Those poweiful institutions do
not establish their branches without at
least positive assurance that business
will come. The town is favored with a
beautiful location nnd a special point in
its favor is the abundance of pure wnter.
There is a spring that will furnish 3,-
000,000 gallons per day- ailil the supply
can be multiplied many times by bringing in the waters of surrounding streams.
Rapid Work on Crows Nest Road.
"Work on the Crows Nest line is progressing as rapidly as possible, but it is
difficult to predict the time when the rails
will be laid to Kuskonook, at the foot of
the take. It is the intention to get there
this fall, but the contractors may not
succeed as there is a|grent deal of rock
work to be done and one Ion-- tunnel to
be run."
"Where will lhe smelting center of
Kast Kootenay be?"
"I haven't positive information on the
subject, but 1 think il will be at Cranbrook, All the conditions are favorable
for building the Smelter there. The finest coke on the continent can bo produced on the line of the rond from Crows
Nest coal,    lhe needed   fluxes aie close
ht hand end everything is conducive to
n successful smelting busiuess. ll is
luiti.ly lo all the best developed districts
Of Kast Kootenny, which must be looked
to to keep a smelter running in the enrly Stages of the shipping after the toad
is in operation.
"The road is going to have an abundance of ore to haul ns soon as it is rendy
tor the business, I'p our way, the Sulll-
vatl group h} in choice ore nnd hns 11 big
hoJyoflt. 1 have not seen the strike,
but I have infortunium tlmt it is all that
the company claims for it, and is most
promising, The spur to the North Star
Will also reach the Sullivan properties*
to Cranbrook
id.
L SITUATION
Thinks Well ol Cranbrook.
Alcxnnd Skinner, nfter making a trip
•long tbe Crows Nest Pass line, wiitcs
Ills Impressions to the Kdmonlott paper
as follows:
From Klk river to Cranbrook the
country resembles a well kept old country park nearer than any other description I could give of it 111 as few words.
Cranbrook is to be the new capital of
Kast Kootenay, Young men who waul
to go west ami grow up with the country
might do worse than to locate there or
iu thnt neighborhood, and to keep an
eye on Craubrook and Moyie City as well.
Vancouver World: The Canadian
Pacific Railway company reports a heavy
sale of townsite properly at Craubrook.
All the main business street lots have
been taken up and the deiuaud for lots
In other parts of the town is beyond expectations. During the last two or three
weeks the compaany hns sold $25,000
worth of property at Cranbrook. A
branch line of railway, 16 miles in length,
is surveyed to the North Star and Sullivan group of mines, which are the principal ore shipping districts. Cranbrook
will be the headquarters for lhe company
in Kast Kootenay. Large miantitits of
land are being taken up along the line,
nnd the townsite sales are numerous.
,1 nun 1 AicClurt came up from Wardner Monday.
Father Cocolo]h»» gone to Kootenay
lake for a fin -might's visit.
C. M. lid wards, mining recorder, came
■er from Steele S^urday.
T. K. Mahiifly. the Wardner merchant,
was u Crouhrook vlpUor Thursday,
A. 11. Fenwick was in town Sunday
looking for help to harvest bis graio.
Solicitor Morley, of Wardner, (is  In
town taking iu the sights of the metrop-1
olis.
Archie Padget, one of the hardest
working boys along the line, is now
stopping in Cranbrook.
Percy Irving, better known as "Lord i
Irving," is uow located in Cranbrook1
and drawing his salary.
Col. Henderson came up from his
Moyie hike home Sunday evening. He
was euroute to Fort Steele.
V. Y. Norbury has been quite Ut lately
at his ranch. Joe Laidlaw remained
witb him several days last week.
Mr. Savage, who is in charge of Reid
& Co.'a store, has been confined to his
room the past few days hy illness,
Chas, Garden, divisional engineer,
with headquarters at Wardner, and his
wife were guests of Mr, and Mrs. Pratt
this week,
Frank McAlpine and William Davis
returned Monday fiom the hospital,
where they have been staying for medical attendance and care.
Peter Woods, of St. Marys Prairie,
was in lown Monday with a large load
of vegetables, and found that Cranbrook
was a most excellent market
William Laugtre, chief clerk, assistant
manager and confidential adviser of the
Fort Steele Mercantile company, came
over Saturday to look at the metropolis
Kngineer Cranston, one of the best
known engineers on the line, and the
principal owner in the townsite of Cranston on Saud creek, waa in town Satur-
day^
Martin Crahan, of Stephens &Crahan,
proprietors of Ihe Wardner hotel, waa in
town Tuesday. He says he will close his
hotel and take a trip through Weit Kootenay.
J. M. Ileadly arrived from Montreal
last week to take a position in the Canadian Bank of Commerce. He is well
pleased with Cranbrook and thinks it has
a great future.
Hindston Garhutt arrived Saturday
from Owen Sound, Out., and has taken
charge of G. II. Miner's tin shop. Mr.
Garbutt is a young man and gives every
promise of making a good citizen for
Cranbrook,
lieu Thiel, the tousorial artist of
Wardner, was a Cranbrook visitor Tuesday, having come over from Steele
where he had been recording his mineral claim. Hen will probably retire to his
mining properties this fall and spend the
winter digging for the precious metals,
Richard Godfrey, Thomas Richards,
Thomas Pool, Al Hitchcock, Louts Fran-
cio and Captain Dishrowe, alt of Wardner, passed through town Tuesday en-
route to the ltoundry country. They
were well equipped for camping and will
go by the way of Kuskonook aid Nelson.
Archie Macleod, mayor of Palmers
liar, is iu towu looking up pointers on
municipal affairs. He is of the opinion
that he will inaugurate a change in police regulations wlien his city gets her
boom, nud declares that simply because
a man is poor that is uo reasou why he
(.honld be abused. The mayor isenttius*
lastic ou municipal reform, and holds
some strong ideas on the subject.
S. K. Oliver, the Warduer postmaster,
arrived in town Thursday in search of
bis missing trunks. Mr. Oliver recently
embarked on the matrimonial sea, and
when he and his bride returned to Warduer, they were minus trunks and consequently clothing. He had the satisfaction of learning that the trunks were
this side of Macleod. -He said in a confidential wny that he was anxious to
change his linen this week ami he wanted to sec those trunks.
A POSTOFFICE AT LAST.
Kasto Kootetiaiaii: After 18 months
lu the hospital at Spokane wi h a frac
tuied Hmb which refused to knit, Paul
Reidel returned to Kaslo last Monday
able to walk with the assistances of
Crutches.
Inspector Fletcher Instills R. G. Beattie si
Postmaster.
After months of waiting, with the necessity growing more pressing each day,
Cranbrook tins been given a postoffice,
and the first regular mail will leave tomorrow by the way of Fort Steele and
Goldcu. Inspector Fletcher arrived Saturday and called at once upon R. K. Beattie, Within a short time Mr. Beattie
was authorized to write "P. M." after
his name. A registry department has
been installed, and on September
money order department will be added.
For the next two or tnree weeks the mail
will he sent by the Way of Port Steele
and Golden, pending the arrangement
that is being made for carrying the mail
on the Crow's Nest Pass railway. When
this takes*effect Cranbrook will have at
least three mails a week, and will become the distributing point for Port
Sleele aud other outlying points.
Mr. licet lie commenced at once to arrange quarters for the office and will have
everything in readiness in a few days.
Mr. Clark will officiate as assistant, and
has taken his place behind the drug
store counter.
Are you a subscriber of Tun HKRAU>?
If nut, get iu line.
Predicts Another General Election
but Will Not Be a Candidate Again*
The Hon. Col. James Baker returned
fiom Victoria last Monday evening having made tbe entire trip by rail by the
way of Calgary and Macleod. To one
who foe years has beeu compelled to
travel many miles overland to reach his
home, this trip was one that gave the
Colonel no small degree of satisfaction.
Years ago, when he had given the country intelligent study aud became convinced that the prairie ou which Cranbrook is now located, was the railway
key to the problem of building a line
across these mountains, he commenced
the work of securing the transportation
facilities lhat weie to give the riches of
this magnificent valley to the world.
Those who have lived in Kast Kootenay
know something of the labor performed
by the Colonel in that way. Disappointments after disappointments were
met with, hut year after year the fight
was kept up, and at last success crowned
his efforts, and eyeryone who now lives
in South Kast Kootenay will be able to
enjoy with Colonel Baker the fruits of
his victory. Oue can easily imagine
the feeling experienced by the Colonel
when' the train left the wooded belt
northeast of town and disclosed to Lis
view a wonderful scene of activity, where
a few short weeks ago there was naught
but open prairie. For many summers
and many winters, in going back nnd
forth between his home here and Victoria, he has traveled miles and miles
through burning stins or biting winds, to
reach the railroad, but this time he came
within a few minutes' walk of his own
doorstep by rail, aud can now sit on his
verandah and watch an army of men engaged in the building of a great city.
The Colonel was  feeling well  when
seen by a representative of THK Hbrai.d
and expressed his satisfaction over the
fact that he was ablo to take a short rest
at his home.
"What is new in political circles?"
"There is very little new," said the
Colonel.   "Semlin has formed his cabinet and for the present the Opposition is
in full charge of the government."
"Will the legislature be colled?"
"I hardly think so, judging from the
statement made to me by Mr. Joseph
Martin just before I left Victoria.   You
see it is a tie now, and they would not
risk a vote.   They will go to the country again and is is quite probable that a
general election will be called early in
October.'*
What will be the issue iu event of
another election?"
The next contest will without a doubt
be on direct party lines, and I am satisfied lhat the C011se1vali.es wilt win."
'Will you be a candidate again?''
'No. I am through with politics, and
am sick and disgusted with the events of
the past few weeks. I will step aside
and let other men enter the fight, llut,
mark you, there will be some interesting
reading for tbe public when the full correspondence of the lieutenant-governor,
bearing upon his action in dismissing
the government and calling for lhe formation of a new one, is published.
"Cranbrook will tie my home now. I
will remain here about a fortnight, and
then leave to sail for England on the
Teutonic the 28th of next month. I am
going on business connected with the
development of Cranbrook, aud hope to
have some, very good news on my return
Cranbrook is bound to be a great city,
and its growth will be steady."
A   BATTLE   ROYAL.
LITTLE  HAPPENSTANCES
That Have Occurred During the Week Past,
or Will Take Place Later.
Ed Irvine [is building an office building on Armstrong street and will occupy
it as a broker.
Rev. Minaker will hold services at the
building opposite the Bank of Commerce at 3 p. m. Sunday.
The rain Monday uight was a beauty.
A man can go to his meals now without
washing his feet three times a day.
G. R. Leask has charge of the completion of the two buildings that are being
erected by Messrs. 11 am il ton aud Baker.
G. II. -liner has a new machine on
one of his counters tbnt is attracting
general attention. His a picker and is
a patent of Engineer Burrell.
The stretch of grade at the south approach to the bridge over the slough is
sadly in need of a few loads of dirt. The
heavy gravel makes it n most undesirable piece of road, and looks bad as an
entrance to the town.
Tiik Hbkat,o hoisted a new sign on its
building last week. It is painted in an
artistic manner and could he read at
Fort Steele if lhe people of that town
would look toward Cranbrook. C. II.
Underbill is tbe artist who did the work.
The Rev. C. W. Gordon, of St. Stephens church, Winnipeg, secretary of the
British-Canadian Northwest Mission, is
on a missionary tour in Kast and West
Kootenay, He is coming by the Crows
Nest railway, and will preach at Cranbrook in the Bank of Montreal building
at 4 P* m. Sabbath first. There should
be a large attendance to hear the brilliant lecturer and preacher.
In the regular announcement of the
Cranbrook townsite company that appears in THS Hurat.d this week, is a
map that was supplied hy L. A. Hamilton. The map is in the nature of a puzzle and the people are given the opportunity of finding Fort Steele, the branch
road to (hat town and the present abode
of the late Mr. Baillie, The contest will
be open for several weeks.
A Seniatlonol Arrest of tbe Managers of
dames it the Commercial.
There was plenty of excitement Tuesday night when Constable Barnes and
several assistants suddenly appeared in
town from Fort Steele and placed the
managers of the games at the Commercial hotel .under arrest, aud nlso W. T.
Kaake. He failed to show any warrant,
and hia authority seemed to he a false
beard and a pair, of overalls. His team
was called aud he was already to take
the party to I'oit Steele when Constable
Cole appeared on the scene with warrants fur each individual and mule the
second arrest aud took charge of the party. Mr. Barnes relinquished his bold
and Constable Cole remained in charge
until the uext morning. The hearing
was set lor 9o'clock before Justices Laidlaw and Hutchison, but an adjournment
was ^tflkcu until 2 o'clock. Solicitor
Harvey appeared for the prosecution and
Ross & Herchmer for the defense. Mr.
Kaake's examination occupied the afternoon end at 7 o'clock the court submitted their decision. The case was dismissed on the ground that it was not
proven that Kaake was proprietor or
manager of tbe house and that it was not
shown tha,t the place was a common
gaming house or a public uuisauce.
Tbe other parties were fined $20 and
costs, and thus was settled a battle royal
between opposing factious.
The Cranbrook Liquor nml Grocery
store la now open to the public where
customers can buy goods at prices to
defy competition. Ready made clothing, boots, shoes, hats, caps and general
stationery,       Thomas A. K-.nni-.py.
CANADA   AND   THE   UNION.
International Arbitration Committee Meets
at Quebec,
Quebec, Aug. 22: The members of
the international arbitration committee
devoted the day to getting acquainted
aud seeing the sights of picturesque old
Quebec. No business of an official character had been attempted.
' T. V. Fowderly, United States commissioner general  of immigration,   is
htrt   un<|   nllt  assl-A.   lilt-  L'UUItUlMHm lu
dealing, with alien-labor laws.  ■-,-..
Views of tbe Times.
London, Aug. 22.—The Times this
morning referring editorially to the approaching international conference at
Quebec, says: "lt is possible that future historians will mark August 23,
1898, as a date of considerable importance in the chronicle of the relations between England and the United States.
It may be hoped that tbe Quebec conference wilt clear away a number of
small, irritating difficulties, and we view
the impending peace negotiations and
a better understanding between England
and the United States as extremely important. The conference has important
matters to deal witli, and if any real business is to be done there must he a tendency toward conciliation among the
commissioners. We may be sure tlie
United States will do their ntmoshto
make the conference a success.
Telegraphic Intelligence.
At a conference of the representatives
of the C. P. R. and the transcontinental
companies of the United States, held lu
Denver, an agreement was signed to the
effect that the question of freight and
passenger rates should he left lo an arbitration committee, one member to be
selecte 1 by tbe C. P. R., one by the
United States' companies,'aud the third
by these two.
It is now stated that the injury to the
knee of the Prince of Wales will not be
permanent, but that he will be lame for
several months,
Jamaica wants ]to he annexed to the
United States.
Lieutenant Hobson has been authorized to raise two of the.sunken vessels of
Cevete'B fleet.       fj, iit
The British government has granted
permission to the. United States to have
Dewey dock his ships at Hong Kong for
cleaning.
It is reported that the Cuban insurgents are endeavoring to run things in a
high handed manner iu Cuba, wherever
they cau exercise any power.
New Saw Mill.
The J. Schagel Lumber company have
installed their mill plant northeast of
town, and will soon be ready to deliver
lumber. The company has a complete
outfit- and say they will be able to get
out from 6000 to 8000 feet a day.
Religious Services.
Rev. R. W. Minaker, of the Baptist
church, held services Sunday morning
at the store building opposite the Canadian Bank of Commerce. He will be
stationed here for come time, aud will
continue to hold regular services.
Services were held in the evening by
Rev. Caltnnach, of the Methodist
church and were largely attended. The
singing was one of tbe features ot the
evening.
The roads were never better for driving than at the present lime. The recent rains have had a most betieficinl effect in that direction.
A DISASTROUS COLLISION
Roadmaster Giles and Two Italians
are Killed.
THE NELSON AND BEDLINGTON ROAD
Line Now Being Located Between
Cranbrook and the North
Star Mine.
Last Monday there was a collision on
the line at the loop between two trains,
owing lo a mistake in running ordeis.
Roadmaster Giles and two Italian employes were killed. It is difficult to ascertain the particulars at this lime, but
it is reported Hint Mr, Giles attempted
to jump when he saw that a collision
was inevitable and fell between the cars
and his body was cut in two. Commissioner Armstrong was notified aud left
for the loop that evening.
MINES AND MINING.
Twenty-two years Banking and Mining
experience in Colorado, New Mexico,
&c. Prospectors outfitted for non-residents. Correspondent: First National
Hank, Chicago. Codes, escrows, &c.
A. II. RAYNOLDS, Cranbrook, H. C.
Tbe Nelson-Bedllngton Road.
It begins to look ns if the projected
road from Bonners Perry north to Pilot
liny ou Kootenay lake, was to be built.
A company, headed by Henry Poster,
member of the British parliament, nnd
George Alexander, owner of the steamer
line 011 the lake, will build the road and
operate it in conjunction with the Great
Northern. The road will start at Bonnets Perry aud follow up the Kootenay
river valley, striking the lake at a point
uear Pilot Bay. The line will also cross
the Crows Nest Pass road near the lake.
Boats are to be run on the lake, making
connection with the Kaslo & Slocan
railway for teaching rich portions of
West Kootenay, .Trackage arrangements will be made with the Great
Northern, and when this road is completed It will be possible to leave Spokane
in the morning anil reach Saudou, Cranbrook and other point*! in East nnd West
Kootenay on the evening of the same
day. Bids for construe ion arc to be
opened soon at Bon tiers Perry or St.
Paul. There is a great deal of heavy
rock work along I he line and the bridges
will take 4,000,000 feet of lumber. J. D.
Farrell will be oue of the bidders on the
work. 	
Locating the Branch Line.
Engineer Richardson, after working
for several weeks running trial lines between Cranbrook and the North Star
mine, returned lost week with his party
and went into camp just north of town.
They are now running the location line,
and there is little doubt but what a satisfactory route will be determined upon
within et very abort time and work be inaugurated on the Cranbrook branch line
of railway.
Railroad Notes.
Auditor Sullivan is iu town today.
Train  Dispatcher Green expects his
family the latter part of the week.
Tbe road reached Palmers Bar Wedues
and a side track waa put in during the
day,
Dan McGilvary. of the firm of McGIl-
vary & Leeson, was 111 town last evening.   •***
E. Kgan has completed his work and
brought his outfit to town awaiting shipment east.
There are about four miles of track
laid in the yards, and two crews handle
the work day and night.
M. M. McCarthy will not be able to
get away for two or three weeks. He is
busy closing up his final estimates.
George Templeman, the conductor
who was badly injured at Wardner by a
brakeman assaulting him, has resumed
work.
A tank has been built out in (he yards
and a steam engine installed to supply
the engines with water. This will expedite the work to a material extent.
J, F. Robillard has beeu appointed C
P. R. agent at this point. He was formerly assistant agent at Macleod. He is
already winning praise andj friends by
bis obliging manners.
It has been decided by the railroad
authorities to increase the number of
stalls iu tbe round house here to 16, making it large enough to accommodate the
many engines that will be centered here.
Saturday evening the work of track-
laying was resumed and Monday forenoon two miles and 1560 feet were laid.
There will be little delay from now until
the work Is completed to the lake.
W.J. Weller, superintendent of bridges
and buildings, will make his headquarters at Cranbrook for some time while
lhe work of constructing the various
railroad buildings in this place is it) progress.
A train went off tbe track on the loop
last Sunday, ar d two cars wilh outfits belonging to Dm,on & McRea and Contractor Wilson were thrown down the
embankment A number of the animals
were so badly, injured that they had to
be killed.
Contractor Reid is preparing to move
his outfit back east, and will probably
go to the Rat Portage district. Mr.
Reid, during the brief time he made
Cranbrook his headquarters, formed
many friendships with people who will
regret his departure.
One of the important improvements
that will be made by the C. P. R. company as soon as the necessary material
can be secured, is the construction of a
water tank that wilt hold 40,000 gallons.
This will be built near the round house,
and will be used to supply the many
engines that will be centered al this
point.
C. N. Green, who was temporarily
stationed of Wardner as operator, is uow
duly installed here as train dispatcher,
He will have charge of the train service
west of Cranbrook. All trains between
Cranbrook and Lelhbridge are bandied
fiom Ihe Macleod office. For the present the telegraph office is in a car
brought here for that purpose, but will
be moved iu a few dajs to the section
house. All commercial busiuess will
also be handled there.
The Piospector snys in its last issue
with apparent joy that wben steel was
laid to the siding between Wardner and
Craubrook, Manager Haney telegraphed
the Prospector that steel was laid es far
as Fort Steele Junction, The 1'rospector
wus right so far as it went, but it forgot
to add that Mr. Haney also said thai that
was as near as Fort Steele would ever
have a railroad.
CREItiltTON'S   CROW.
II   Had   Fun   Witb   Tom   Rooks,  of   Fort
Steele,  the  Other  Day.
Creighton's crow is making trouble for
the town. It has arrived at that stage of
its training where it can utter a few-
words combined into sentences. Some
one taught it to say "To Hell With
Spain," nnd the other day when Mr
Rooks, the telegraph operator nt Port
Sleele, stopped in front of lhe building,
the crow began at once to display his accomplishments, but got the words a Utile mixed and cried out, "To Hell With
Steele."    Rooks looked across the street
rst lo see if it was Kaake, and then up
toward the Miner building to see il Hyde
Baker was iu sight. He was puzzled
and started for Ryan's hotel at a rapid
gait, vowing vengeance ou the person
who would revile his home in the public
streets,   just then he heard a violent
Caw, Caw," and looking back saw tbe
crow sitting on a box, innocently blinking in the altemoon sun.
OPENING   THE   LANDS.
The C. P. R. are Doing This Work 11 Rapidly as Possible.
The Canadian Pacific railway has had
a party of examiners working upon their
hinds in the valleys of the Columbia and
Kootenay rivers since the 24th of May,
last. They are now camped upou Sheep
Creek,
The nature of the work in which the
examiners are engaged is going over the
blocks of laud; making a topographical
sketch of each one, rating the land; and
putting the values for sale purposes, and
finding out the most suitable way in
which the large area may be laid out into
farms.
In the case of (he blocks already gone
over the com puny has placed them upon
the market and is disposing of them.
The prices are the same as what are asked for lands of the same nature by tbe
provincial government, namely, J1.f2.50
and $$, and the terms of purchase are
very liberal.
The property ex'ends from Spillinia-
chine, 42 miles south of Golden, along
the rivers mentioned, to lhe international boundary line. It is generally laid off
in blocks of two miles square containing
in the neighborhood of 2560 acres each.
There is a great deal of bench land fit
for farming along the valley, and in
some instances they are valuable for the
amount of wild hay tbat can be cut each
year. Timber suitable for building purposes is lo lie found upon all of these
lands.	
MINING   KOTE3.
BEST IN THE KOOTENAYS
Cranbrook's Depot Building Will Lead
Them All.
THIS IS TO BE THE RAILROAD TOWN
Commissioner Hamilton Outlines *
List of Improvements for
the Metropolis.
Cranbrook islo enjoy the distinction
of having the largest and fiuest depot in
the Kootenay s. The plans that have
been prepared and now in charge of Kn-
giueer Pratt, show a building that will
be a beauty In every way. It will be
two stoties high, gable roof, dormer windows, finished in artistic style and moo*.
conveniently an.-ngtd._ On the _ftt
floor will be tlie baggage 00m, so by OA,
ladies' waiting room, 24 by id, gentleman's wailing room, 24 by iS, lunch
room, 24 by t8, kitchen, 16 by 18, and a
living room adjoining the kitchen. The
second story will have the train dispatch-
ei's ollice and seven other rooms that
may be used for either office or bed
rooms. On the front of the building,
facing the track, will be a platform joo
feet long.
Already lumber is being placed on the
ground lor the building, and work will
be Inaugurated just as soon as there Is
an assurance lhat there will be no delay
011 account of a lack of material. Tba
building will be located on the cast sid*
of the Irack and west of the section
house. 	
C. P. R. Working for Cranbrook.
L. A. Hamilton, land commissioner
for the C. P. R. with headquarters at
Winnipeg, has been in towu tbe past
week looking after matters pertaining to
the advancement of Cranbrook. Mr.
Hamilton wa? feeling quite jubilant over
the rapid ailvanci.ni-.-nt already made by
the town that i*> being promoted by himself as a representative of the C. P. it.,
and said that there were many good
things in store for Cranbrook.
While here Mr. Hamilton let the contract for lhe digging of large trenches to
drain both of the sloughs that cut
through the town and also arranged to
have the rest of the timber and brush
cut away from the low land north of
Baker street
He mode the necessary arrangements
for work to commence on a fine building to be erected at the comer of Baker
and Cranbrook streets, tbat is to be
built by a Winnipeg syndicate. The
buildii g will be 30 by So feet, two stor-
ie« -villi a heavy tower on one corner.
The first story will be fitted up for light
business ard the second stoiy (or office*.
Speaking of ibe 40,00a gallon water
tank to be put iu by the C. P. R., Mf.
Hamilton said that be wanted to lay a
pipe line from the tank, up Baker street,
and have a few street hydrants put in for
fire protection. With the hydrants and
a volunteer fire company and hose cart,
any ordinary nre could be easily handled
and with little loss to property. ,
Mr. Hamilton went on west but expects to return to Craubrook in a few
weeks to look after other improvements
now in contemplation for the town.
The great Center Star mine was recently sold, and it brought the largest
price ever paid for a mining property in
the Kootenays, says the Rossland Record. The price was $2,ooo,coo, and it
is a cash transaction. The purchasers
are the Gooderham-Blackstock syndicate
of Toronto, which owns the controlling
interest in the War Eagle Consolidated
Mining & Development company. The
deal for the acquiring of the Centre Star
has been in progress for half a year, and
in tbe interests of the parties who purchased it the property has been careful-
ly examined by some of tiie most eminent miniug experts in tbe country.
Among these were Captain James Mor-
rish, the superintendent of the Velvet,
and Mr. Parker of California. The reports tl these experts were unanimously
favorable, as they all told the same story
of the great extent and permanence of
the ore deposits, and tbe large quantities of pay ore in the mine.
(i. W. Pearson, who has been working on the Imperial group near Cranbrook, left this week for his home at
Rathdrum, Idaho, Mr. Pearson will return early next spring and resume work.
Tbe Dibble Miniug company has sent
out several tons of ore to secure a test
run.
The Robert E. Lee Mining company
has been changed from a foreign to a
provincial company, and the shares
made assessable to the extent of five
cents.
Nearly 150 men are doing development
work on the Le Roi. New loading
chutes are being built which will be used
in connection with the self dumping
cars. The shaft is being sunk to the
800-foot level.
Through Judge Hutchison a ao-ycar
lease on 320 acres of placer property st
Palmers liar has been bonded to a syndicate at Butte, Mont., for $10,000,
It. W. Melton is playing in luck, The
railway company built three cabins on
his property about five miles west of
town, and now that they are to be vacated by llie contractor, Mr. Melton is preparing to fix one of them up for the winter, and the others he will keep in good
repair for use when his property is
further developed.
Do you read your own IIkk.m.h, or
your neighbors?
A Urje Freight Shed.
The material is now on the ground for
a lar^e freight house, 70 by 30 feet, that
will I>e built about one block below the
site selected for the depot. ■-. i
Olber Improvements.
The C. P. R. will build a large powder -
house a little more than a mile east of
town.
The Hanson building is reciiving it
first coat of paint.
Tiie Hamilton building is in the hands
of the painters.
R. K. Beattie is refilling a portion of
the building be occupies to make room
for the postoffice.
Work is being pushed on the two
buildings that are being erected ny
Messrs, Hamilton at:d Baker.
The Port Steele Mercantile company
have the cellar for their store building
excavated and the fiame work started.
Good progress is l>eiiig made on tbe
Sherlock & Higginbotham building on
Baker street.
Everything wil] l>e ready for the frame
work on the wholesale liquor house on
Durick avenue by the first of (he week.
Thos. A. Kennedy has about completed his store building.
The C. P. R. will build a 40,000 gallon water tank on a 60 foot tower, just
as soon as the material cau be secured.
A   LUCKY   BABY.
Tbe Infant Daughter of Mr. aid Mrs. Torn-
bull Presented a Lot.
Last Saturday morning a girl baby was
born to Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Turnbull, in
their car stationed in the yards in the
nortli part of town. The mother and
child are doing well. Mr. Turnbull, as
superintendent of construction, mnst
necessarily follow up the end of steel
very closely, and he has his family with
him all the time, comfortably domiciled
in two cars built for the purpose.
Their little girl baby enjoys the distinction nf being the first child born in
Cranbrook, and in commemoration of
this fact I,. A. Hamilton and Col. Baker
presented the mother a deer) for a lot as
a gift for the little one who first saw the
light of dny lu this town.
Oats and potatoes for sale, apply to
PliNWICK & DKROSIHR
jj Port Sleele. CRANBROOK HERALD,
THURSDAY.  SEPT.   I
TK11MS Of SUllSOltUTlON:
AN UNWARRANTED ACT.
Lieutenant Governor Melnnis does not
seem to have added any gems to his
crown of fame by his recent action in
dismissing the Turner government and
calling for the formation of a new cabinet. Mauy papers, irrespective of party,
nre censuring him severely and characterizing  his position as unwarranted in
every way aud a political outrage of lhe
worst stamp.
The Nelson Economist, commenting
upon tbe matter, deuls frankly with the
lie ileuaiil-gover ior ns follows:
-5l.il u -Co er nir Mclll its wlillo a seiiitor wa*
s'.niiuy one in a 1 mil wliiis.* l- Ihiroeawn* never
conspicuous, Imt when l>> chniloo llio man hu-
0111110 Uout-tiovcrnor ot British Columbia lie
gained a promlnenco to whioh lio li not fair y en*
titled. Mr. Molnnls maj bo a very good average cltlxcu, and no iloulit K but whea he Is elo-
vated in the position ot lieutenant governor it Is
altogether too 111111-11 for hlm• i.<- i-tinu >i niAltitalii
tha ilit-iil y ul tin- oRloo, tin tin1 n st available
occasion Mr. Melnnis displays a weakness and
partially wliloll stamp iilin as the wrung man lu
the wrong place. Beforo tba returns from the
country wore Intliepmn with llioMilo-whlskcra
i>\urciseil tbo ll lie al tliority ncf|lllrc<l Uy ilool-
dent of ofltco anil inailo n muddle of it. There
is no precedent for the uetlou or tlio blent Oov*
tTnor.   The couutry ii clearly dhldeil, Ef we can
nccopt the bnllbfs(harked at tlioreeont election
lis Indloallvo i>r pllbllc sen iineiit. \liiet_eii con-
stltnoneles declared in tnvor ot the 'I iirucr rule,
nml nlnetocn avowed tliemsolvesas fur n change
Wo are thoroughly convinced tbai hail tlio battle tu be foilgllt over ngain tbe party wlllol) lias
lirouglit this province to Its present pro-po by
would lie reinstated. Slanders ot llie vilest
character were hurled against tbe premie and
ins followers, and beforo thoso could be refilled
tlio contest was forced. Hu fm as tbu Meat*
Hovernor's oltlelsl knowledge was concerned, it
was confined to the slniole tact lu nccordntieo
with the proclamation an election bud been
held. What llm remit of tbat el ettoii bad l»on
blent-Clovenior Molnuti Imd nooltlcial notlll-
cation. He therefore ignored tbe trust reposed
In him i>y assuming the role ot politician and
thrusting niit tin: 'Junior government it will
now remain with .Joseph Mar lu to unearth tho
misdeeds of Mr Turner ami Ills colleHguo'**. ami
thus repay tlie debt of gratlimli: he uwesto Iho
man who has made It puMlblo fur him 10 h id
ollice. Iii tbu meantime thu world stands
aghast nt tlio notion of Ueut-Oovornnr Mclrmh
In set in; nil known piueedents at naught ami
trampling tlio constitution in the dust.
I BRITISH COLUMBIA, J
Work ou the Kaslo city hall is progressing favorably.
Unwn parties are the proper thing In
New Denver these days.
Several brick and stone buildings aie
being erected ut Nelson.
Dave King, of the Kaslo Kootenaiati,
has fallen into poetry.   Poor King!
Rosslaud claims n population of 7500,
and this number Includes Kenneth fl"
I lk-llairs.
RESIDENCES NEEDED.
The permanent papulation of Cranbrook will rapidly increase from this
time forward. Theie will be many
men employed iu this town in various
capacities, who will arrange at once to
bring their families here. This will
mean nn increased demnud for dwellings, and today there is no better field
for investment than the building of comfortable cottages for rental purposes.
There will be no difficulty In renting
houses at $12 to $16 a mouth, and there
would be still belter chances to sell residences commanding this rental, on
monthly payments nt n good profit. At
this time suitable lots can be purchased
at prices that will make either plan a
revenue producer.
A   PATRIOT   AND   A   MAN.
Commodore Schley has endeared himself to the American peop'e by his marvelous work at the battle off Santiago,
and the following, written in a private
letter to a friend will command respect
from every lover of a patriot and a man,
in any country and under any sun:
I am much touched by f c universal exprrs
sions reaching niu hy every nml'. I ihlnk I am
fn'rly well halum-i'd, hut I shall have to Keep my
"lifts and braces" |i oily B'lplOW or run some
risk of being spoiled by ibis genornl acclaim of
"praise. I felt lion red hy any place lu tho Hns
that morning whom I i-ntitd bestVrve my pen
pie aud my country, for I have loved litem with
mirlty and Intensity all my He, ami may Hod
bless thom, As long us I am given strength 10
net for them, anyhow or any where, no matter at
what sarrlllei'. I s and ready fur their service or
defence. Thanking yon, my dear friend, I nut,
very sincerely yours,
Wi H. 8CHI.KV,
EDITORIAL   NOTES.
The Kamloops .Standard, iu a twocol-
iiiiiu article, reviews the rise of Mr. I'.os
tock us a political power iu British Columbia, and characterises his reign as
"Hostocrucy." The Standard handles
the subject without gloves, nnd places
Mr. liostock in anything but nu enviable
light. 	
Afler many months, during which
time small settlements throughout Canada were being favored wilh postal facilities, while Cranbiook wns laboring
along with an immense amount of mail
each week and no poftoffice, the Dominion government has at last named a
postmaster for this (own. They were
tardy iu recognizing the pressing necessities of Cranbrook to such a degree that
it became Iinally au imposition upon the
people. It was carrying political rancor
and prejudice to the limit.   *
J. Pred Huine, of Nelson, has been
named by Mr. Semlin ns provincial secretary aud minister of mines. This appointment must surely come as a surprise to Mr. Hume's closest fiiends.
Colonel Hay, American minister at
the Court of St. James, seems to have
been a great favorite in both social and
political circles in London, and his departure lo assume the duties of secretary
ofstntehas given rise to n deep feeling
of regret throughout Kngland.
Mr. Turner's cabinet had 19 supporters. The Opposition had 19, In mathematics, both ancient aud modern, 19
equals 19. Yet, the lieutenant-governor
takes the position that the first 19 denotes a lack of confidence in the Government, and the second 19 is positive evidence of the people's confidence iu the
Opposition. He maintains that there is
a difference between tlle two tiineteens,
and he will also learn to his sorrow (hat
there is u difference between honest
fame aud disgrncclul no'.eriety.
|li looks as if another general election
would be held, und that it will be fought
out on party lines. If such should prove
to he the case, ihcrc will be some striking changes in political comrades as
they are now lined up 1
Trail enjoys the reputation of having
the best sidewalks of any Interior city in
British Columbia.
Tbe Kaslo board of trade will send a
collection of ore lo the .Sew WestmiiiS'
ter exhibition.
The C. P. R, have discontinued their
steamer service between Arrow Heud
and Thompsons I/iuding.
The Kossland Club will build n $6a o
club house. Kvidetilly the Kossland
bloods are feeling prosperous.
New Westminster has raised f.p*oo to
provide amusements ut the provincial
celebration to be held at that place.
Vancouver is uvcrrtri by turnips, and
the Vuncouver World characterizes them
ns the "Genus hobo trampieusis."
The New Westminster Sun Is mnking
a fight on the prices charged by the
electric light company of that city.
There was a balloon ascension at Golden on the .villi. They must be looking
for the lvru's air line route to the Kb 11-
dike.
The New Denver band is a creditable
organization, hut owing to a deplorable
lack of interest on the part of the eiti/.ens
it is forced to exist chiefly 011 wind.
R. T. Lowery ii shying a few rocks nt
Kossland through tbe columns of his
paper, the Denver I.edge. And. ns a
rule, Lowery throws hard and straight,
Samuel 10. DeRackin, for some time
editor of the Kaslo News, has gone lo
Puerto Rico to establish a newspaper.
That is a case of genuine journalistic
enterprise.
Nelson Economist; Among other important questions to come before the
Anglican synod which opens at Vancouver today, is one in favor of creating a
new diocese for the Kootetiays with Nelson as the See city. Under existing arrangements this section of the province
is, invariable, very poorly represented a I
the church synod, because of the distance and expense which delegates are
put to. The Kootetiays are now fast filling up, and their strength in church
matters entitles them to more satisfactory facilities of management than those
nt present enjoyed. A numerously signed
petition will be presented iu favor of the
change, and it is confidently expected
that the prayer of the petitioners will be
acceded to.
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THE HUMAN HEAD.
ProflToes In Knowledge Increasing
Its Size.
('om-pnratlr*   IH men.--Ions   of    C'r»-
nlumi    nt    Ftiimni   Mea   of
AiH'lt-at and Modern
Time*.
According to Prof, John H. Franc!*,
of New Kutflund Terrace, Orange, N*. J
ethnological statistician, nn the world
progresaoa in knowledge ilu* human
grows larger and larger.   An a conse-
quence tho won ot to-doy carry on their
ahouldcrs .. "dome vl thought" beside
which the occiput.-- of the ancient he-
roes wero small almost to inslgnltt-
ounce  In a, recent Intel view hoanldi
"Aa civilization Increases education
booome-B mora nnd more general among
men. The brain hvgina its training
nt an earlier age than ovor before, and
na our modern Intelligence is subjected
tb greater activity the brain develops
accordingly. Consequently tin* size of
the head expands.   This is thoroughly
consistent with Darwin's theory of evolution, IIS well aa wilh every principle
of science that 1 know of.
"Such men na Caesar and Bliakcs-
pearo wwe prpdtglos, and must be considered apart by iheir very gonitis.
While admitting that the. size of tli
bruin among ancients must hnve been
much less than that of a man living
to-day, I am forced to this double c
elusion with' respect to Mich 11 man us
Caesar—namely, that what brain he
had musl have been of the highi'ast possible quality, and moreover, that if lie
lived to-day, with a brain of such rare
quality added to tho enlarged sltie of It,
such as nature equips men with now,
his genius would ha TO been proportionately magnified.
"Julius Caesar wus 11 mighty man—
for his limes. If Ire lived liKlny I doubt
if In* would he much Inrger than Tom
Thumb. By a cure ful system of calculation I flguru out that the great
Caesar would have worn 11 ft1/,, hat, nnd
as for Shakespeare, colossal, figuratively speaking, as was his bruin, 1 have not
the slightest doubt that he curried it
nlbotll without, crowding in ufi'/i hat—
and that's figuring on liim generously,
too,
"I have been told that Napoleon won;
11 (1% hat iu the Inneryearra of his life,
and from one to two sizes smaller when
1h» wns simply nn cfllcer iu the army
If Napoleon Bonaparte had ever been
able to put 011 the hat of lien. Grunt
it would huve hidden him from sight
from the crown to the shoulders,
"Washington was a good-sized man,
yet he wore U hat '2y_ sizes smaller thai*.
McKltiley'H, WllOKQ Immediate predecessors, Presidents Harrison nnd Cleveland, wore ullll larger lints—7%. U't
me give you a further illustration. A
census of the United States congress,
taken in the time of President Taylor,
sn years ago, shows that our legislators
of lhat time only wore on the average
a 0% hat. I doubt if there in 1. single
man in either house to-day who wears
SO small a si/e.
• "Webster, of course, had a phenomenally big heud. Of his colleagues nnd
predecessors, however, there was not
one who wore 11 size ns large as that
of the present secretary of state. .John
Sherman wears 11 7% hat. Poster wore
11. 7, Blaine ">/, lurge size, and Bayard
7l/t close.
"Let me conclude with a further Illustration of my theory. Old Commodore Vamlcrbllt wore 6%, His son,
William II., took n hat a shade larger,
which the hatters mark ul ii% and Mfi.
Willie IC. Vunderbllt and hia brother
Cornelius we.nr 71,;, and one of thelioys
of the fourth generation takes a hat
still larger than liis father, uncle, grand*
father or great-grandfather — which
doesn't necessarily prove thut the
youngest acton is the brainiest.
."It is lhe same way with the Goulds.
Joy Gould wore a *•% hat, while his
aons, George and lOddle, each require 11
11%. The probability is tbnt the next
generation of boys will go their illustrious progenitor nt least three full
sizes belter."—N. Y. Journal.
THE FRENCH  PRESIDENT.
He  -Mail    Surround    lllmrtrlf    with
(iriuideur tu l'lc*»**i* HU l'enplc.
The French people Une show, nnd
they expect their president to mir*
round himself wilh ns much grnudeur
as the potentate!- of other Kuropenu nations, lie is, therefore, pitted against
Emperor William, who, from all sources,
has $5,000,000 a year; the czar Of Itus-
siu, who has treble that amount, and
Emperor Franz Joseph, who Ims $5,-
000,000. The French president muat
give 11 certain number of receptions,
balls uud dinner parties, and whenever
a visiting monarch comes to Paris he
must entertain him and his suite with
the same outward dignity and state
that owe sovereign shows another.
In theory the president is maintained by the government, That is, he
Is lodged, rent free in the Klysee; he
enjoys the prodttr* of the splendid
kitchen gnrdons nnd conservatories at
Versailles und Fontnlnehlcuii' he hus
the right to shoot and hunt in hhe rtate
forests, nnd these also supply the palace
with wood and charcoal; the palace Is
lighted by the stale, and a'laundry Is
maintained irrespective of the president's Income. The state allows him
three horses, but there ure never less
than I-' In the stables.
The palace servants are paid by the
state, but they ure only equal to earing for the wants of the regular household. Whenever a ball or banquet is
given from .10 to 40 extra helpers are
hired, nud this all comes out of the presidential puree. Mine. Mini re, It is said,
spends every cent of her husband'* salary during the Paris season of Six months
on matters pertnlningtothehotiselioUI.
The butcher's bill alone amounts to
$2110, or 1,000 francs, a week, and the
other expenses are proportionately
great.-—New Haven iteglster.
TOM'S WIDOW.
&
1IY   A SNA   SHIELDS.
"Ye-es," suid Mrs. Craige, ns we sal-
sewing iu her cozy sewlug-room, "most
folks uotlce thut tidy."
The tidy in question was a night-
mure vision, 11 comhlnat Ion of gaudy colors never to be found excepting In those
horrors devised by the economical to
use up "odds und ends." It was made
of canvas, und bits of zephyr wool, left
from more ambitious pieces.of work,
were'sewed in pell-mell, without reguird
to i-olor, in n set black thut wus
enough to net anybody's teeth on edge.
"Do—do you admire it?" I asked,
fearful of giving offense by plain speaking.
The old ludy took off her spectacles,
wiped thejn, put Ihem ou ugnln, leaned
her head on one side, und said, slowly
and gently, in 0 voice mild aa new milk:
"My deer, I think it's tharmost unutterably hideous object 1 ever beheld
in the whole. 70 years of my life. No-
body could have mude that tidy but
Tom's widow."
"Oh!" I suid, not knowing exactly
how to answer, foa* Mrs. Cralgn was almost a stranger to me. My husband,
whu was u.missionary preacher, was
making a lecturing tour und Mrs.
Craige, an influential member of the
Kvanstown congregation, had invited
me to stay with her and rest from much
weary travel. I was soon made lo feel
at home in the dear ohl lady's motherly
cure, hut it. is easily understood that 1
could know nothing of herself or her
neighbors and family excepting what
she chose to tell me.
"Vou do not know who Tom's widow
was, my dear," sbe said, presently, as I
stiiched In respectful silence; "how
should you? Tom was my son; one of
my noii*., 1 should say, for 1 had nine,
and four daughters, though you find me
alone. Some are dead, some ure married, but all who are living have their
own homes aud families. Toui went to
California and started a business; he
married there, and when he died it wns
natural for me to suppose that his
widow would remain in her own home,
among her own people. Tom was not
80 when he died, and I knew she was
very much younger. But one day when
I wus grieving, as mothers will, my dear,
for my son, there walked in a little
mite of a ligiire that I should hnve taken
for a child but for the heavy widow's
drajK-rios. She en me straight lo me,
lifted her veil, aud, looking out of n
pair of baby blue eyes straight inlo my
face, saldi
'"I nm Daisy, dear mother, Tom's
widow. 1 am nil alone in the world, but
Tom snid he wns sure if I come to you,
you would be good to me,'
"i totm ner strnight into my henrt,
the littlg, winsome darling, and I loved
her ns my own. So. my dear, if I lell
you of my trinls with her, do not think
It was from waul of love."
1 was sure It was not, for the dear old
lady's voice wns full of tenderness.
"It w is lonely for her for one thing,"
said Mrs. Craige, "for her mourning,
nnd it was 11 dccp-hcnrled sorrow, kepi
her sootlidcd; and aa there was no need
for her to employ herself usefully, she
begun to plan delightful surprises for
mc. She hus possessed by a very demon for fancy work. While she exercised it upon sofa cushions and footstools with distorted dogs and dislocated cuts embroidered in Berlin wool
upon thom, I endured in patience, although my old-fashioned ideas were
certainly amazed ai the sums Jhilsy
Hpent on materials. Tom hud left her
well provided for, and ns she hnd no expense here, her pocket-money wns n
vory handsome income. As I said, 1 did
not object to lhe jwor little lonely
child taklug all th** pleasure she could
find in embroidering hideous designs
on eanviiM, and putting the results in
tlie most conspicuous places in the
house, but this mild form of her mania
BOOU gave pluee to the desire to ix-
eel in every species of work Hint eame
up to waste tlie money and time of
idle women. Thin old bouse, which wns
in my husband's family liefore the revolution, is full of treasures endeared tn
by age and association, and our
sailors anil trnreleni hove added mnny
a relic to the ornaments and furniture.
'I lie first pfeee of vnudulisru thut I wns
expected to admire, uml secretly
groaned over, was the potiehomunle
transformation of a jiair of Venetian
glnss vases that my won Henry brought
from Europe for me. They stood III
the spare room, nud never was n servant allowed to touch them, the exquisite, fragile beauties I Imagine my
horror when Daisy exultantly led me
to the room ami displayed her handiwork. My lovely vases! Inside of eneh
one was pasted a colored landscape cut
from paper, over which n garland of
leaves wns varied by bunches of grapes,1
currants, cherries, flowers, birds and
butterflies. Then ihe inside was plastered with blue paint, What was on my
tongue was never spoken, for the blue
oyes dnnced with delight at my'supposed pleasure, and bow could I be
cross to Tom's widow?"
"Could you never get It off?" I naked,
pitifully.
"Never. My vases were ruined. The
next really d-rendfnl deed, varied by atrocities of minor Importance, wiih Daisy's
discovery of my great-grandmother's
wedding-dress, u whlte-broeuded satin
that we cherished far more lhan any
old gold, hut which Daisy ruthlessly
cut into pincushions, embroidering
each one nnd producing them triumphantly for a Christmas surprise. The
girls were here—my glrls-and my
whin uud their wives, and there arose
Such n howl ns sent the woe blue-eyed
mite to my arms in slieer terror. II
wns nt thai party that Willie Normal),
whose brother is my Kate's husband,
flrst huw Daisy, Ixuig nfter the others
had forgotten the pincushion*, 1 snw
Willie in n comer with Daisy, evidently consoling her. Two babies, together, my dear, though Willie Is the dearest fellow I Be came over qillle often
afler that, (they live at Feriiwood, too
mile** from hers), and was kind enough
to discover oil sorts of latent talent in
Daisy fur decorating everything wilhin reach, Whnt I suffered from the
dccalcomnnln fever inner can be described. *      *     *
"I can imagine it. ' I had five slBtcrs,
and we werciilLsinitleu," I snid. "What
started na a beauty to cover unsightly
spots soon became a frenzy! My mother came to the. rescue * at last and
scrubbed nwny every inch."
"Willie brought, her all the designs
to Im* found, and carried the china she
decorated (?) to bo baked 1 Oh, my
dear! The ten set. made in Canton for"
Mr. Cratge's grandmother's wedding
present, with gilt moiuogrnbt-s und
quaint handles tot he cups, all different,
was decorated, carried Oil by Willie, 1 he
horrible pictures all baked th and (hen
presented to me for 0. birthday gi/l.
1 could not tell you half, no, not tli
twentieth part of the dreadful destruction. Yon can see, dear, that the house
is finished inside, wifb oak, to whioh
uot a brush had ever been touched,
but years of nibbing, waxing and polishing have made like glass. We pride
ourselves, I assure you, upon our ou-k
finish."
"And well you moy," I said. "I have
admired It more t.ian I can tell you."
"Then yon can imagine my consternation whon 1 come home, ufter a fortnight's visit to my daughter, Marian
to find Daisy was painting tlie. door*-
nf tho dining-i-oom In* panels. Will's
had put on the flrst coat all over two
doors—white paint, my dear! The
panels were in red, blue, grecn.yellov*
—eneh u different color-—and upon euch
a different design. Such spiky grass!
bueh stiff leaves, that looked as if they
were cutout of tin! such wooden birds,
that looked as if their wings were held
apart wlthaskewer! such staring roses,
fluringwitji rod paint—"
" 'Such an altogether!' " I quoted, ns
tho dear old lady paused.
"I groaned in spirit, but consoled myself by hoping thnt some new fancy
would spare my grand old oaken doors.
And my hopes were verified. Daisy
tired of panel painting when the dining-room was finished, and last spring
1 hud the doors planed down. They
nre, iv little thinner, but will polish up
to the old tone in lime.       • ■
"But after that dny Willie was more
cautious about her undertakings,
though more devoted to her. Rhe had
been with me then nearly three years,
and sho had recovered from her first
grief. She was very young,-', not
when Tom died, and looking like alit-
tlc girl. So when sbe shyly ventured
upon a white dress and some blue rib-
bon's, nnd eame down to tea looking
frightened at her own temerity, I said,
lovingly:
- "".viioi ..iir---n-rareE3, and how pretty
my Daisy looks in It.'
"■you don't think It Is forgetting
Tom, do you?' she asked, with quivering lips.
" 'I nm quite sure you will never forget Tom,' I said, kindly, for she wm
trembling all over,'but I um as sure.that
Tom loved you ton well to wish your
young life spent in mourning, even for
hlm. It is natural for you to be joyous,
denr, and nothing gives me so much
pleasure aa to hear you sing or see you
smile.'
"She had been wearing her blue ribbons for some months when the sorap-
picture nnd curd-collecting lunacy
started. 1 bore my portion of the
martyrdom ns valiantly ns I could. I
saw a priceless old Chinese jar that was
Un heirloom plastered over with butterflies nnd grotesque heads, und varnished, und did not faint; 1 endured
patiently when a costly Japanese vase,
a present from a dear old friend, shared
the same fate; bnt at Inst the tradition-,
nt straw was laid upon the camel's
buck."
I looked at the denr gld face, lighted
by a half-coroienl twinkle of the eyes,
nud wondered where snch angelic patience eould have given way,
"One of my boys," snid the old lady,
"my Paul, was a surgeon in the navy,
and from every voyage he brought me
treasures that became suered when he
sailed away and never returned.
Amongst these doubly precious possessions wns a sandal-wood table, a masterpiece of curving, with a top polished
like marble. The heavy center-leg
branched off into feet of enrved loaves,
mpportlug the center, which was
enrved Into exquisite garlands of
flowers, twisted round a tree trunk.
But the beauty of the wood itself was
the only ornament of the tint top.
"The (able sfood in n small room off
the parlor, that was seldom used, unless'
we had company, and I never imagined
it In nny danger until, coming rather
unexpectedly from a walk, I saw Willie's head nnd Daisy's bent over it. I
hurried into the robot. Oh.'mydenrl
the whole beautiful top was covered
with hideous advertising-cards nailed
on with brass-headed tVteks.
'Oh, mother,, Daisy cried, 'don't
come In!   It Is not finished.'
"'How dare you touch that?' T cried,
nnd then cried like a baby. 'Pnitl's
table!' I sobbed. 'Vou huve ruined It*'
'It was the first lime I hud ever
spoken harshly to her, und sho wns like
n child.
'Oh, Willie.' she said, 'she is angry,
und I thought she would be so pleased,'
Willie was equal lo lhe emergency.
lie took her in hte arms, and cried, in
great Indignationt
"'ICb a shume! Don't cry, Dnisy!
Oh, Daisy, be my wife, and yon may nail
scrap pictures on every table in my
house.1
"Did you ever hear of such a pro-
|kwii1? Two babies, my dear. Dnt
tbey hnve 1)0011 very happy, and there is
(tot any aesthetic horror wonting in
their home Storks on one leg, reeds,
BlinflovVCMj Hlies, dadoes and friezes.
But Ihere Is a third baby now', nearly a
year old. I expect lo hear of lhat infant In classic eosflime. wilh a lyre in
her bunds, some day; but I can 'bear it.
My responsibilities came to nn end
when Daisy coated to be Tom's widow."
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Timely Topics. 3
Licking stamps helps to lick Spain.
When that volunteer shot Blanco low
In tbe leg, he may hare thought his
heart was In his boots.
The "worst town on earth" has been
discovered In Italy, In which 2 per cent.
of the deaths are murders.
All's fair In lovo and war. If a ship's
of the female gender why shouldn't a
man of war have a stout armor round
her waist?
-That „f,xv Hniitihh exuloslva Is called
toxpyre, and about tbo only thing It
can't shatter Is general Incredulity concerning it.
' A fellow who shot off bis thumb (o
escape going tu war hus tui-iieil up.
The usual mini hrr continue lo merely
shoot off their mouths,
The Vesuvius acts like lightning In
some ways. It didn't slrlko twice lu
the same spolj chiefly for tbe reason
that the spot wasn't there,
Tbe cable Informs tis that "lljoruu
BJorusou, KJonistJorne UJorusou's
■on, has been appointed director of a
new theater at Chrlstlniila." Good
bjoyl
The flrst troops were landed lu Cuba
to band music which announced that
"There'll Bo a Hot Timo In the old
Town To-night." That bandmaster
evidently grasped the situation,
A Chicago woman has patented a
hairbrush thut carries with It a strong
electric shock. Was It necessary thus
to accentuate the terrors which this
useful toilet article already possesses
for the youthful evil doerl
An Oklahoma minister married
twelve couples In sixty minutes the
other day. Twelve knots an hour may
not be able to bold a tallow dip to
ocean greyhound speed, but It Is pretty
good time on the troubled matrimonial
sea,
This Is a talkative age, and we are
a talkative people; but we get many
reminders that quality outranks Quantity. Ten men speak volubly lu advocacy of a proposition; then one man,
who knowB more about the matter
than all the ten, utters a few reasonable words In good temper, and carries
the meeting with him. Fair-minded
judges say, "The others had the weight
of the discussion, but he had the weight
of the argument." Moral: Be maBter
of tbe subject, and you will be master
of the audience.
"After-care" Is a phrase which came
Into use at the last International Conference of Charities. .It was used to
express the need of following up with
due attention a class of persons discharged oh "cured" from tlie hospitals
for the insane, but whose men lui
soundness Is not firmly established, so
thai there Is still danger of relapse. As
a similar need exists lu the cuse of
many convalescents, reformed per3ous,
discharged prisoners, religious converts nnd growing children, we arc
likely to find this phrase *'after-cnre"
very convenient as well as suggestive.
Nobody will wonder at the bitterness
of Aguhutldo and bis Philippine Insurgents after reading the report made by
Consul Williams regarding the Spanish
methods of luxation in tbo Philippines.
Hecretary Gage, at President McKIn-
ley's re<|uesf, has drawn up a tentative
plan of taxation under American methods, and he calculates that under a just
•ystem the Philippines will pay an nn
nual revenue of f_.000.000. Place this
aide by side with the fact lhat Spain
has wrung an annual revenue of $20,*
000,000 from these Islands, and there Is
no longer any cause to wonder at the
fierceness of the present revolt. The
wonder Is, rather, that Ihe natives did
not rise up long ago en masse. Tlie
Spaniards have mnlntnlned one tnx
collector for every forty Inhabitants. A
poll tax of from $.1 to JlKt on every man,
and from $2.50 to tli on every woman,
waa assessed annually, Then everything Inside and outside tbeir huts was
taxed. A man was taxed for permission to plant his crops, and he was taxed for the privilege of picking even the
«x*oanuts from the trees in bis door-
yard. _
Feminine fashion as an effective ele-
nieut lu warfare is one of tbe unique
tunes that have come lo lhe front in
these history-making days. The worn
en of Washington, It seems, have resolved themselves Into s patrotlc league
for the purpose of Inducing their fair
fashlouiible friends all pver the country
not to buy French millinery. This belli
cose boycott of the much adored Parisian Ikhiiici Is Intended as International
retaliation, liuisinuch as France assumed a friendly attitude toward Spain lu
thu present' unpleasantness. It will
mean, say these self-sacrlilclng sisters,
an annual loss of $uO.IXK),000 to French
Importers, But they-the women—love
(heir country more than the coveted
pieces of headgear, and so ihls mid undertaking of the fair patriots progresses with a loug list of prestiged
patronesses In the national capital. No
matter how this return charge of the
fair 400 may end, this is not the first
time feminine headgear has played a
part In history. Not only the big hat
1ms been a vexation to the modern theater-goer aud tbe Insplrer of new municipal laws for Its suppression, but ns far
back as 600 years ago It was a constant
worry to the mandate-making sterner
sei. One conspicuous Instance la the
royal decree of Iiouls XI., who excluded the monstrous hat of fair faddists
from both church aud court. Woman's
headgear Is, without doubt, a powerful
piece of human Ingenuity, and this neoteric movement, as an Interesting demonstration of the relative influence of
the bonnet and the bullet, mny commend Itself to the llberty-luvhig ladles
of the land.
Rowton House, a great hotel for the
London homeless, in Which a tnun can
lodge at tbe cost of sixpence a day.
Handsomely equipped nod generously
managed, the house returned 5 per
cent, on the capital Invested. The result warranted other houses. Tho
third was opened a few weeks ngo, uud
two more are building, lu New York
the same plan tins been successfully applied of late by Mr. I). Ogdeu Mills.
The Rowton Houses offer home comforts and something like club luxuries
to the poor man who has known nothing better than the cheap lodging house
und the saloon. His sleeping-room is ull
his own; he hns a right to tlie kitchen,
the bath-room and the library; he enn
smoke aud talk, write or read. The
price lie pays Is within Ids menus, but
the fact tbat in* does pay preserves him
from the feeling of pauperism. He Ib
proud lhat lie has a home Iu the house.
iY* t]"-t- *..'._ !:'...'!'".',, r<UViGi limn tlie
New York, experience, for lhe reason
thai Ibe Uow tou Houses have hint ilmo
to establish a record, Results show thut
the roughest men grewlaiuelnilecuroui*
surroundings; and that lhe most hopeless gain courage from au environment
of comfort. Naturally, thu Rowton
Houses have elevated tho neighborhoods In which they are located.
"Cheap lodgings" are not so dirty or so
crowded us they once were. Saloons
that used lo bo "lhe poor man's club"
—as the apologetic phrase gnos-attruct
fewer loungers. The Hired corners uro
almost bare or Idle and mischievous
men. Iu short, two thousand persons
directly, and many thousands Indirectly, huve been bellied by the Rowton
Houses to hei}) themselves—and have
willingly paid for the help. We commend the fuels to the people who feel
that the very poor are beyond relief;
to others, who wish to know what may
be Ihe next step In common-sense philanthropy; above all, to persons who',
when they Invest money, like to consider not only the present personal Interest, but the future general good.
The St. Louis Globe-Democrat pays
a glowing tribute to tbe American volunteers, but every word of Its eulogy
Is deserved. "Tho military officers wbo
have come from abroad to witness the
operations of the army nnd navy," snys
the Globe-Democrat, "are more surprised by the volunteer system than
by anything else they see." They wonder at the confidence that we repose In
such a plan for raising armies. It contrasts rery strikingly with the conscript system of continental Europe.
In a few weeks our nrmy of 117,000 men
has been raised to a strength of 270,-
000. And all of these volunteers, not a
man of them being lu the service
against his will. The foreigu officer,
tho Globe-Democrat snys, admits that
"In numbers the volunteers nre undeniably ample. But be doubts their
value for speedy service. He calls
them raw levies. The phrase In America has a meaning different from that
attached to It in Europe. The American volunteer Is a fighter effective after
a v.ery short training. A hundred
years of history attest this fact." All
that Is true, and tbere Ib equnl truth
in much more that the Globe-Democrat
says In praise of our volunteers and In
noting their superiority over tin-* Kim.
penn conscripts. The American volunteer can be transformed from farmer,
mechanic, laborer, clerk, student, Idler,
or nny other of the varied designations
of classes or callings, Into nn effective
tighter with comparatively little training. For this reason, among others,
we do not need a large standing army,
But some training Is needed-Is actually Indispensable. The mllltln-or so
much of It ns would enable us to put
au army of 100,000 to 200,000 of organized, armed equipped, nnd disciplined men Into the field—should receive the Judicious and unremitting
care of Congress. With such a reserve
we mny safely dispense with a large
force of professional soldiers. The volunteers may always be rolled upon to
defend the honor of the llag, but if
none of them nre property organized,
armed, equipped, and disciplined when
an emergency comes we shall have to
repent our very expensive experience
and may have a still more costly los-
TIME'S VAGARIES,
We wandered by the river aide, i
I'he maiden fuir und I;
My arm about ber waist wns tied.
Her looks wen- coy and shy.
The moon on high in brightest sheen
Looked down with (ace benign—
My .vears tbey numbered jnst sixteen,
While she wns twenty-nine.
We talked in lovers' tend'reet ntraln,
Thin niaiilen fair nm! I;
My blighted stale wus my refrain,
She gave me tiuh for sigh.
And   sweet   words,   tuo,   which   she   did
Ul I'll n,
Were meted out to mine—
My yeurs they numbered just sixteen,
While she wns tweuiy-nliie.
But cruel Interruption came   I       *%f
Betwixt that maid und me, l
Ami 1 was harried off to claim
A fortune o'er the sea. U
I thoughl of her. my fairy queen,
Ami for a while did pine— *-■_
For I wns only Just sixteen, _?*
While she mm twenty-nine.
Now, thirteen years bare como ami gone
Since we met by the shore,
Ami I've eumc hack from torrid zone,
And we hnve met once more.
But whnt is thin-it beats me clean—
Explain It, orb dlvlnol ^
The ludy now is jusl sixteen,
Ami 1 am twenty nine] .   *
-Life.
MILLIE AND M0LLIE,
it
I'VE come to nsk yon foi
hand of your daughter,"
young  Bromley,  stumblln
It Is now about Ave years since Lord
Rowton, who was once Lord Beacons-
field's private secretary, undertook to
demonstrate tbat judicious philanthropy "pays,"   He did It by opening
MONKEYS AT FOOTBALL
Tho Likewise liny Cricket, bnt Not
According to Rule.
Travelers in South Africa have noted
the fact that where monkeys congregate In large numbers they nlso Indulge
In gnines of a certain kind. Two of
these games seem to resemble cricket
and foot-ball.
The cricket Is of n primitive order.
About a dozen monkeys stand In a circle, or whatever Is akin to the simian
Idea of a circle. Two of them advance
from different extremities of the circle
nnd stop about tlfteen yards apart,
facing each other. The monkey at the
soulhern end of the circle has a cocoa-
nut la his hand,   He Is ihe bowler.
The monkey nl the other end does
not, as you might suppose, wield a full
cane Imi. Ills business Is to dodge the
cocoanut which the bowler alms at IiIb
head. The delivery of the ball Ib tremendously fast, full pitched and
fraught with dire results If It "touches
the spot." When It does happen to
touch the spot thnt Is, any part of the
monkey's body-that monkey Is very
much out nnd doesn't even stop to dispute the question.
Another monkey tnkes his place until
he, too, receives tils dismissal. It was
presumed by tbe travelers that the
game was finished wben a majority of
monkeys lay nursing their wounds under the friendly shade of a neighboring
palm.
Tbe foot-ball Is of a more advanced
type. It Is nlso played with a cocoanut,
The game, If anything, Is undoubtedly
the "sucker" game, aud Is played with
the feet. Of course tbere Is no goal nor
any tactics to speak of, the object of
each animal being to keep the ball to
himself ns much as possible.
Still the competition to get the bull
makes lt resemble a real game of
"footer," and tho dexterity exhibited
by these peculiar amateurs Is surprising and wouderful.
In an evil moment some ambitious
monkey mny elect to play the Rugby
game by snatching up tho ball aud
making off, but the game then develops
Iuto war, In which life is sometimes the
prize.
No mention Is made of a referee, bul
If there Is one about, like a wise and
provident monkey, he Is probably up a
tree.-Brooklyn Times,
for tbe
said
ng to
the sent offered him by the girl's father.
"Which one?" asked old Diminock,
the coal merchant, laying dowu tlie
newspaper which he hud been reading
and eying the young man curiously.
"Sometimes I think It Is Mollle, and
again I am sure It Is Millie," replied
young Bromley, genuinely perplexed.
The old coal merchant looked sympathetic. •
"You can't have both," said he, after
an awkward pause.
"They're splendid girls, good enough
for anybody!" exclaimed the young
man. "1 could be happy with either of
them," went on young Bromley.
"I'm disposed to think," observed old
Dlmmock, "thnt you have been happy
with both of them."
"So they've told me more than once,"
said Bromley, with the pleasant light
of recollection lu his eyes,
'Well, cau't you make up your mind
which girl you want to marry V"
Young Bromley did not answer for a
moment, nnd then he suld slowly;
"Which do you think sounds llie better-•Millie Bromley* or "Mollle Bromley!' Sometimes I've looked at It Iu
that way."
"I don't think there's much to
choose," returned the old coul merchant, weighing the question with ev*
ery desire to be fair.
"You know," continued the young
man, "there have been times when I've
goue to bed perfectly charmed with thj
name 'Millie Bromley,' aud In the
morniug 'Mollle Bromley' has caught
my fancy. Millie, Mollle: Mollle, Millie—It's an awful puzzle."
"Of course, you've proposed to oue of
the girls?" Inquired their father.
"UH, yes, Unleeiv *m*W roimg mom
ley.
"Then thnt Is the girl you want to
marry," exclaimed the old man, tri
umphuntly. "Why. It's simple enough,
after all. You've taken quite n load off
my mind.   Which one was it V"
"It was Millie—1 think," answered
young Bromley, hesitatingly.
"Think! Good Lord, dou't you know?"
Tho young man flushed, and looked
reproachfully nt the coal merchant.
"Mr. Dlmmock," said he, "I'll put It to
you as man to man: Which is MUM
and which Is Mollle':"
"Don't cross-examine me. sir." rejoined lhe old mnn. 'if you wnnt'to
marry one of the girls it's your busiuess to Hnd out."
"Heaven knows." cried young Bromley in anguish. "1 want to marry either
Millie or Mottle, nnd have her all to
myself. It's trying enough for a fellow
to be over head nnd ears lu love with
one girl, but When there are two of
them it's more thnn flesh and blood can
stand."
"There, there, my boy," said the old
conl merchant, soothingly, "don't tako
on so. Blither girl Is yours with my
blessing, but I want to keep one for
myself. Let me see If I enn help you
out." And going to the open French
window, he cnlled:
"Millie, Mollle; Mollle. Millie!"
"Yes, papa, we're coming," sounded
two sweet, well-bred voices from the
shrubbery,
Tnere was n tripping of light feet
along the stone walk under the grapevine, and Millie nud Mollle bloomed
Into the room.
"How do you do. Mr. Bromley," they
Bald together, with llie same Intonation
and the same merry glint In their eyes.
Millie had auburn hair and brown
eyes; so had .Mollle. Millie hnd a Cupid's bow of a mouth, little teeth like
pearls, and a dimpled chin; so had Mollle. Millie's arms, seen through her
muslin sleeves, were round and white;
so were Mollle's. There wns nothing
to choose between .Millie's bust and
Mollle's bust us they stood side by side,
"Well, pupa?"
"Young Bromley tells me," began old
Mr. Dlmmock, after tie hud taken
draughts of their fresh young beauty
by looking tlrst nt one nnd then nt the
other, and then dwelling upou the features of both with one eye-sweep, "thut
he proposed to you last night."
"Oh, not to both, you know, .Mr. Dlmmock," Interjected young Bromley.
"He asked me to be his wife," said
Millie, demurely.
"He told me that he couldn't live
without me," said Mollle, mlschfevlous-
ly.
"How Is this?" said the old mnn, turning to young Bromley with a severe
look.
The young man Mushed rurlously and
lifted his hands in protest.
"I'm sure," he stammered, "ono of
you is uilstnkcn. 1 asked you, -Millie, to
be my wife In the summer house—and
—and—I kissed you. That was before
supper, nnd later In the evening, when
we sat on the front steps, I said that I
couldn't live without you, and tbat we
must get murrlcil."
"Before we go any further," Interrupted the coal merchant, "which Is
MHIle nnd which Is Mollle? When your
dear mother wns alive she could tell
the difference Sometimes, but I don't
know to this day,"
"Oh, how dull you arc!" said the glrla
In duet.
"I think this Is Millie on the right."
spoke up young Bromley.
"Why, Mr. Bromley," said she, "I am
Mollle."
"Very good; now let's go on." eald
their father, "where were we? Oh, yes,
young Bromley Bays Unit be asked you
to be his wife, Millie, and declared he
couldn't live without you."
"I beg your pardon, pnpa," said Mollle, "he told ma that be couldn't live
without me."
"Well, let's get our bearings." continued the old coal merchant. "Bromley,
you asked Millie to marry you dowu lu
llie summer house, and you kissed her7
That's correct. Isn't It?"
"There's no doubt about that, sir,"
suid Bromley, eagerly.
"And after supper when you sat together on the sloop you told Mollle that
you couldn't live Without her?"
"That I deny, sir. Oh! I beg your
purdou. Mollle, you needn't look su an*
gry.  1 meant no offense."
"Old you kiss Mollle?" weut on tbe
old man. relentlessly.
".No, sir; I—"
"Yes, you did, Mr. Bromley." flared
up Mollle.
"I admit," suld the young man, struggling with his emotions, "that I kissed
her whn I said I could not live without
her, but It wasn't Mollle."
"Oh, Mollle!" said Millie, "how could
you?"
"Now, Millie, do be reasonable." said
Mollle.
Old Mr. Dlmmock looked mystified.
"It seems to me," he said, with a
show of Impatience, "If I were In love
with oue of those girls I could tell tho
difference between them. Ho far as I
cau make out, young man, you have
asked Millie to be your wife, and have
tried to moke Mollle believe that you
could not live without her. Now, to
any one who does not kuow Millie and
.Mollle, your conduct would appear to
be perfidious. Of course, as between
you and Mollle, 1 must believe Mollle,
for the girl certainly knows whether
you kissed her."
The old man eyed both his daughters
hard. Millie was biting her nether Up,
and so was Mollle; but Millie was try*
lug to keep from laughing.
Old Mr. Dlmmock had an Idea.
"I would like to clear up this tblng to
your satisfaction aud my own, Bromley," Bald he, "Let me ask you whether
Mollle kissed you when you told her
you couldn't live without her?"
The young man got very red In the
fuce.
"You mean Millie, of course," he replied with embarrassment. "Perhaps
she wouldn't mind my saying that she
did kiss me In the summer house. But
she didn't kiss hie ou the stoop, I kissed
her,"
"How Is thut, Millie, Mollle?" asked
their father.
".Papa," said Mollle, decidedly, "I
couldn't keep Mr. Bromley from kissing
me, but I assure you I didn't kiss him."
Mollle looked her father straight tn
the eye aud theu she shot an Indignant
shaft at Mr. Bromley.
Millie hung her head and her face
was us red ns a poppy.
"I think," said the old man, dryly,
"lhat It's plain I'll keep Mollle, and
.-.-.Vll Imv« that oinrrlniii- before vou
make another mistake, young man."—
New York Sun.
Statistics recently published by the
Interior Department show that the
Ooveriiuieiit still has over OOO.OOO.OUO
acres unoccupied, This Is enough to
give each of the TIl.OpU.WO people
in the country a homestead of eight
neres and still have 10,000,000 acres
left. The laud Is distributed among
twenty-six States and Territories. The
largest amount is located In Alaska,
where there are 800,6-0,000 acres. Most
of tnls land wilt never he available for
homestead purposes, of course, but Its
mineral value may he more than If the
Whole vast tract was available for
grazing and farming purposes. The remainder of-the land lies Iii "productive
States, but much of It is barren and
arid or mountainous.
There are 1,103 postoffices lu the
State of Maine, and although many of
them, especially In Ihe Southern aud
more thickly populated portions of the
State, hear plain, simple, short and
easily pronounced American mimes,
there are a considerable number In
what may be called "the backwoods,"
or the Interior, which bear names of
Indian origin. In Aroostook County
there are Wytopltlock, Mattawamkeag,
Oxbow, Mooseluck, Mcduxnekeng and
Macwahoctowu. In Piscataquis County there are Mnttagomonsls, Spurdna*
bunk, l-'nsunitalum, Nuhninkanta, Al
higuash and Pamedccook, In Somerset County. Ch'embnsabamtlcook, Cau-
quomgomoc, Mnskampbunk end Se-
boomook. Iu Franklin County, Moose-
look meguutlc. In Oxford, Malehunke-
miink, Pafmnehene and Uihbagog,
Jer. ey Lightning,
When John Doerr left hla home In
the pretty town of Laekn Waxen, Pa.,
he bad no Idea of getting married. Mrs,
Grace Wnhter, of Hoboken, Is a widow
of a year. She Is 30 years old and
handsome. Mrs. \Vnhfer and Doerr are
wards of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Felble,
of Jersey City Heights, and visit them
frequently, bat the Widow and John
hud never met until last Friday night
lt was exactly thirty minutes'from the
time he met her that Doerr proposed
to Mrs. Wahler, a_d Mrs. Wahter ao
cepted him.
"Where can I find a justice right off?"
Doerr asked his host.
A telephone message caught Justice
Moes—lt was sent through the police
station—and he hurried to the Felble
borne. - He performed the marriage In
quick time. Husband aud wife bad
met just foi'ty-ttte uilhutes before.—
Philadelphia Press.
EMPEROR WILLIAM.
fi* Knowr< Personally Brcry Stan of
Importance in hi Kingdom.
j Potiltuey Blgelow wrlleB for the Cen-
I lury au article on "Ten Years of Kaiser
IVllheliu." Ur. Blgelow says: It la one
; great source of the Emperor's power
I that he knows personally not merely
|all his brother sovereigns, but every
man of otDciai Importance in his own
'country. There Is not n province In
IGermany with which he is not familiar,
| aud his memory for names nnd faces Is
] bo great that for him to see a man once
jls to know him for the rest of his life.
|In this knowledge of his country ho
! surpasses any of hts predecessors ou
j the Prussian throne, and ull of his contemporary sovereigns. It Is safe to say
that Queen Victoria knows less of
: Great Britain than her grandson knows
1 of his couutry, and In the case of Austria and Russia ll Is equally true. This
| Is uot such a trilling mutter ns It might
! appear.
I In Bplte of much evidence to the contrary, the Emperor is not n tyrant, nor
Ims he manifested a desire to wield
' power for the mere purpose of making
other people uncomfortable, He takes
j a positive delight In hearing of' good
j things said or done by others. He does
uot fall lo read what Is said against
him.
When the late William Walter Phelps
wuh the American representative In
Berlin, "Murk Twain" happened to bo
In towu. Mr. Phelps having Informed
Hie that be hnd taken no steps to let
the Emperor know of this, I of course
pointed out to our minister--what I
knew to be the cuse—that the German
Kiuperor kuew hy heart the works of
our great humorist, and would be most
happy of au opportunity to talk with
him. Mr. Phelps, however, persisted
In thinking that lt was not his business
lo do anything In the matter, seeing
that Sir. Clemens was not present In
any official capacity. Next day I was
leaving for America, but that evening
1 had an opportunity of telling the Emperor that Mark Twain was In town.
The moment be heard this he clapped
bis hands at tho good news, and culled
out to his wife, who was at the other
side of the rooms: "Auguste, August-;,
here la good news! What do you think ?
Mork Twalu Is In town!" and then he
eagerly Inquired about him. But when
he learned that Mr. Phelps had uot
seen fit to arrange a meeting at once,
he frowned in a significant manner.
Of course .Mark Twain was Immediately Invited to meet the Emperor at
luncheon, uud both enjoyed the meeting.
It would he, 1 think, within (he mark
to sny that lu the last ten years the
Emperor bus conversed at length with
every eminent American or Englishman who hus passed through Berlin. I
have never heard of such a meeting but
that the visitor has been strongly Impressed by Ids Imperial host's specialized knowledge, lu the midst of llle
rush of festivities at Kiel In 1805, the
Emperor found time to dine on hoard
the flagship New York of the Ainerlcun
squadron. Her cnp.taln told me afterward that their imperial bust stayed
until 2 o'clock In the morning, and during his stay extracted from them every
manner of Information. He closed his
visit by testing the capacity of the
.■cow for manning ship and putting out
Ores nt the shortest possible notice.
When Malum published lita-gwutU book
on the "influence of Sea Power," the
Emperor nt once rend It. and sent liim a
cordial telegrnm acknowledging the Indebtedness of himself nnd his officers
for the lessons taught therein. I have
no doubt that the strenuous efforts now
being made to strengthen the German
navy have received great encouragement from the study of this American
work.
Personal governpient enn be easily
abused, bul It Is distinctly advantageous for a state so dependent upon its
military prestige as Germany. For a
century- at least, tlie foreign relations
of ltussla ami Germany have been modified, even controlled, by the occasional
personal conference of the two sovereigns Immediately Interested. With the
Russian Czar the Emperor can spenk
distinctly and without fear of his words
being nullified by congresses or parliaments. He has achieved alone, by a few
words with the Czar, Important concessions In China which will lead to other
concessions more Important still. If
he could arrange his relations with England through his grandmother alone,
I have no doubt lie would once more regard himself as bound up with English
Interests. As It is, he Is bound to be
misunderstood; for personal government In England disappeared along
with the head of Charles I. Two years
ago I published my history of "The
German Struggle for Liberty," which
was regarded by the German conservative papers as an Impious attack upon
monarchy In general aud the Emperor's
ancestors lu particular. It was nothing
of the kind, but merely the statement
of certain well-established facts from
an American point of view. My friends
predicted that the Emperor would drop
the hook Into his waste-paper basket
with a curse upon Its author. Instead
of this, he read It, according to his own
statement, from beginning to end.
pointed out faulty from his point of
view, and obviously thought no worse
of me for my lack of orthodoxy. Next
year I published my "White Man's Africa," In which I had to speak of his
relations to the Transvaal In a manner
far from complimentary. Again he sent
word to me that he had read the book
with Interest and pleasure. These two
little episodes dispose of the perpetually repeated slander that he can endure
nothing but praise, and quarrels with
any one who opposes him.
Faith Cure Doctor* Called Shams.
Judge Wright, Of'Baltimore, recently
decided In a, suit to recover pay for attendance on patients by two faith cure
doctors that they were not entitled to
any rcpiutleVatibA-whatever and that
their services,-w^jg .virtually a sham.
Illders Must Close' Their Month*
A phys|clan who .has glvep tnueb
thought to,thi1- subject "Sifys that'so long
as the cydlot can breathe with the
mouth shut he Is certainly safe ao fai
as heart strain Is concerned.
PlCTUHta IN SPAIN.
The Tottering *'i.i   Nation Haa • Rl«
i.ot uf Knc Painting*.
"It Isn't every aril**!." remarked the
man who looked as if lie knew whnt a
picture was whether be could paint ouo
or noi, "who gets Into Bpalu, and yet
thinks because he has seen what Florence, Dresden, Uume, Paris and London have to present to the eye lhat he
has seen all there te In palming. Aud
still, then- is a gallery In Madrid which
well worth going all the way there
they were lining wlih siieb u quantity
of fiber, nud. approaching the thicket
CaUtlOUSi/, I Bunu discovered llii-m nt
work ou a good-sized nest wblcb bung
rrom the limb of ii white beech sapling,
1   whi able  io gel   quite  near  It,   for
wasps are uot apt to be quarrelsome if
left alone, and these were too busy to
take heed of uuythlng except their
work.
As fust us their loads were deposited
they flew down to the brook, uud. bav*
lug "wet their whistles." returned to
the nest and set nhout beating the liber j ~Q Bpe>   Kot at preaenti |wrllttps, for an
Into a thin sheet, which wns so deftly j Amerlcaa artist, but at any time wheu
Joined to the main body of the ..est tint ■ .h(<rp u m _._r ._ ,l!|nd tQ m_kl, ev_„
the Jointure was Imperceptible.   There i _rtls|s pIU,mIe8
was a constant throng of workers com- j   „, Wfl_ ,_ M;uli.|d twQ •   ^ __(1 R_d
lug and going, the objective points be- , aU(i_ _ ^^ Bt„d   tfa        j, ,h(i ^    ,
jug the uobi^ the old fence anu^ the j ru.U||.e g_nory> or R_ftl M„gM d_ pm,
turns, as the Spaniards call it. if I were
, not (jiiiie ready to believe as they do
it grew perceptibly under .be »«>U'? lthatHl8 the finest gallery in the world,
efforts b. those Uttle builders. ; , ffM re_dy t_ My ^ J _,.g ^.^
Length or Thought. , a l»J2fl?r'    Tlie bulIl--»* ffM feCted
How long do Hit taken man to tblukV   ■» 1,s<' -V Chart* UL. as a Museum
Prof. Klcliet, at the recent meeting of N Natural History, aud  after   Wing
the British association; gave the result, i l-8t'1- " a barrack, became q gallery of
painting lu 1S10 wlih 311 pictures on
brook, aud while each addition t
structure wns only the tin
lhe
of his 'investigations Into this subject,
He found.that by nieutally running up :
the notes of the musical scale for one
ur more octaves nnd then dividing the I
total time   by the number  of   notes '
thought of, the time 'taken for each notO j
was one-eleventh of a second.   There
are various wnys of arriving at conclusions ns to the amount of time necessary for realizing any physical sensation or mental Impression.   If tbe skin
be touched repeatedly with light blows
from a small hummer, oue may, fu-uriling lo Prof. Richet, distinguish the fact
that the blows ure separate and uot
continuous pressure wheu tbey follow
one another ns frequently ns 1,000 a
exhibition. There are now over 'J.immi
pictures In the collection, and while it
is not a chronological series of the
schools of painting. It Is a collection of
gems that Uncle Sam uilght almost be
warranted lu Invading Spain to possess for distribution among ihe American galleries that are at present doing
what they can to compete with European exhibitions of pictures, and not
making much of a show lu doing. To
go Into details, let me s:ty that ou lis
walls are 02 Rult'ns, B3 Tenters, 10
Raphaels, 40 Murlllos, 0-t Velasquez. 23
Van i>ykes, 4.1 Tltlans. 81 Tlntoettos, 30
Veroneses, W Breugbels, -3 Snyders,
coud. The smallest Intervals of sound   19 PottMlng, io Wouvermaus, 59 Dior*
can be much better distinguished with
one ear than with both. Thus the sop-
aruteness of the clicks of a revolving-
toothed wheel was noted by one observer when they did not exceed sixty
to the second, but, using both ears, he
could not distinguish them when they
occurred oftener ihan tlfteen times a
danos, SS ttlberas, 10 Claudes ami a lot
more, Including tihlrlnndajos, Sassa*
farettos, WatteaUB, Guides and plenty
of others which If not In such superior
company would be held to be very superior themselves. Now If any of you
know of any other gallery thai cau
show such a list of winners :\< tills oue
The Papermakers.
One morning In early summer, while
standing beside an old rail fence watching some cows thnt were cropping the
grass, ray attention was attracted by
the peculiar movements of a wasp that
bad settled on tbe rail beside me. says
Our Animal Friends. The rail was covered with a light-gray fuzr. of woody
liber, beaten up from the decaying
wood by the excessive soaklngs it had
received from the long spring rains,
and when the wasp had gathered as
much of this as be could carry lie flew
slowly away. In a short time there
were a dozen or more of those Industrious pulp -gatherers at work on the
old rolL ami as fast us each of them obtained a load away he flew In the direction of a clump of bushes that grew beside a small stream.
My curiosity wns aroused, and 1 determined to find oul If possible what
second. The sharp sound of au elee- Iln sP-*iu ,h«t doesn't have half as many
trie spark of an Induction coil was ills- | visitors and art students In a year as
tlugulshed with one ear when the rate \ Dresden or Florence Ims In a month,
wus us high ns ;.iKj to the second. Sight rtl ,iki' ,rt kl,mv !,s address.
Is much less keeu than hearing In dis- i "This Is n collection of gentiiues, too.
tlngulshlng differences. If a disc half ,nB moM of them are from the palaces
wlilte uud half black be revolved. It i of Madrid, the Bscarlsl, El Pnrdo and
will appear gray when Its revolutions U Granja and were painted to order
exceed twenty-four per second. It Ims ' With a guarantee going with each one.
been found that we can hear far more : It is the crown's property, and can only
rapidly thnn we can count, bo thut If a | be seen free ou Sunday, the one day tn
clock-clicking movement runs faster , America when pictures In all the gallium ten to the second we can count : terles I know of, but one, cannot b*
four dicks, while with twenty to the   wen at all."
second we can count  two of them.- r,_n_t___ __■• *_»_
..,   ■            i u  i     ,i.t    ii                .                 i   • -         wAUSt Ur.  rAiLUHt.
Mining and Scientific Praas. „ ,
_    T       ~~      7TT~ ! Good   Clerk*    Are  Not   Al**tiM  Good
llooki of the Oil. _ _
It Is absolutely untrue thnt aurjnan !   _ -    - . .,   *■       ',,_...
of pure Celtic blood has ever product ifm* 3*Jj »"■« tef«4 f«**
„ masterpiece of the highest order in Mj ■«»"■„«-- «** and Indus-
English literature; whatevi-r .he Celt I™* b"' «• _*£* ,D ^wutlve
may have done he has not written our fc^ "-1 *■*■ «*?*** **"?** for
best books, snys Literature. 'The fan ^_?ST___3v__^^^ "?'fW
terbury Tales." "Hamlet." "LycldaB," "J "W**"WJ*** >0me ""• t0 ****
"Paradise Lost." Hacon's "Basaji," ; :hp ****_** They can theu carry It
Boswell's "Johnson;" "Gullh.r's Trav «•*• *» \h^ «/* entirel-v at 9(,:| when
els," "Tristram Shandy." "Tom Jones." spelled to depend upon their own
"Pickwick'!   ami "Vanliy   Fair" were ! f"0"rces.
all Invented and fashioned by English ; I**?™" cmwm many a man to miss
...en. hvSnxon nnd Norman, nnd Dam-. :hat I"***" *W<* he nitPht ol,tafn
If mnv be, but not by duel nor Cymry. I*"? !lP B,erL   MjlD-v ,nwi st-'■^,- we«
We'have on.ttied Spenser and Be,.  "d matp s,"nP Prhgreas. bul as they
Jouaon, lM'vden and Pope, Seott and !w ,hi,lc* *°,n« n-r"1* ^">oibIy they
; think they can now "take It easy."
ind so leave the management of their
(tores to irresponsible clerks while
they go on a bunting or a fishing trip,
>r spend many hours loafing around
bIiowb conclusively how |hotels when they should be behind
their own counters.
A man car.no! make a business sue
Wordsworth. Keats and Tennyson. Coleridge, the king of "glamour" (sometimes spoken of as though ll were n
Celtic Invention), and hosts oCpthers; it
Is a mere skeleton list, ehosi.'»*,i haphazard, but
small a debt We owe to Ireland, to tlle
Scotch highlands ..r to Wales. And If j
we come to the might v second best, tolce-M ln ,,lls wn-T* aml be win •» sur-
whom .sometimes We give a greater love i *"-rlsed i0 sw bow hl* ,ra,je ■-■ drifting
than to the highest immortals, the re- 'awa-T from bim.
suit will be pretty much Ihe same. I-et ! A nian t0 *ncceed In these days of
the billnicu put their llerrlck on lhejltmiest competition must work hard,
bonrd. How many of the HlwiWthan |He must bave a constant oversight up-
poets were Celts; where Is the Erse I011 the minutest details of the bus]-
PepysV And what a woefully shabby \a*sn- and though he may not perform
figure Tom Moore appears when on* ""W task blmwlf, he should kuow
compares hlm with Bums: that It has been done properly by his
Bubo rdl nates.
Extravagance ruins many a man
who otherwise might have achieved
fortune. 'Young men on a salary are
contented and save a portion of It.
But when these same men start In
business they are not content with
their former pny. They fall to realize
that In Its Initial stages every dollar
left ln the business is worth more than
two dollars when a business Is fully
•fsfabllsned.—Hardware.
Serpent's Venom.
Prof. T. It. Fraser, of Edinburgh, who
has made n study of serpent's venom,
nml hns suggested tueutis for rendering
It Inert by "Autlvenine," has recently
called attention to the circumstance
that serpent's venom when Introduced
Into the stomach of an animal will produce no Injurious effect although the
amount of poison swallowed would lie
sufficient- If Introduced beneath the
skin to kill i.imni animals of the same
species and weight. He attributes this
Immunity from harm to the action of
the bile. He has further ascertained
that the bile of serpents when mixed
with venom will prevent it from producing dentil, even when lt Is present
lu very small quantity. The bile of
some other animals also possesses this
antidotal quality, but not to the same
extent as the bile of snakes.
A Hunter's Trick.
John Hook, a veteran huntsman of
Hampshire County,West Virginia.hasa
novel case that Is puzzling a Justice of
the peace- While hunting Hook could
not resist the temptation to kill a deer
that Crossed his path. He then went to
the nearest magistrate und Informed Ot)
himself, who Imposed a line of .-*_■• for
violating the game law, which Implicitly Implies that no deer shall lie killed
In that State until Oct. 1">, 1001, Hook's
object In Informing on himself was to
save half the tine, which the Justice re
Has No Faith In Horseshoes.
There is a truck driver on Oreenwi.-h
street; In this city, who stands ready to
demolish any man who attempts to persuade him that horseshoes are lucky.
He started up the street the other day
with a load of discarded horseshoes,
which were to be delivered to a Junk
Bhop In the neighborhood. He was
hardly under wny when the tall board
of his wagon fell out and nlrout a
bushel of shoes were scattered on the
pavement, nnd in picking these up one
of them fell upou his fool and Injured
bim so tbat he limped for a week.
While he was reloading, h rapidly
driven car en me down the street nml
struck the rim of his wheel, demolishing two spokes, nnd he had hardly unloaded and started for home before bli
horse took fright and ran nwny, de*
mollshltig his wngon ami neatly killing
hlm in tlie bargain by ihrowlng him
Sgalnst a pillar Of the elevated road.
,      , .      ii ,, „.     On reaching home he found three of thi
fused to allow.   He Is now suing the i  ,...        , ,     ,.,  ., ,
.       rm.„ _.,..„. . i   i iv_           i     Children sick with tie meases.
squire.   The deer weighed 2*4 pounds, | I
BogUH Electric flelM.
An exchange reports that In nn examination that was made of some "eleo
trie belts" sold by a street fakir It wai
found that beneath a .--trip of gauze was
a layer of dry mustard.    When the
and Hook thought It would be cheap
meat If be could get half the fine, as
the law states that half tbe flue shall
go to the Informer.—New York Journal,
niKuovfry ofa Prehlsrorlo Road.
A corduroy road made of small cedai
trees, which were In a perfect state ol | nearer perspired a^ little the mustard
preservation, "wns  unearthed  recentll
thirty-eight feet below the surface oi
tbe earth) seven miles east of Ashtn
bulu, Ohio. Prof. Carl Wright, lenchet
of geology In Oberlln College, who lint
visited tbe spat and examined the wood
gave It as his opinion that the wood hm
been where It wns found since the gin
clal epoch.    	
Canine  ProTrndon*.
In Paris you find dog  doctors,   dog
dentists, dog barbers, and dog   dress
makers advertised In (he newspaper*
and they seem to be well patronised.
Remember that people nro not ao
anxious for visitors as they pretend.
We rati tell whether a man Is lazy by
thu way he leans ou a counter or table.
wns moistened and set up a burning
sensation, and the deluded victim lie-
lleved a current of electricity was passing through hlm. . .
Steak lor Breakfast*
Our ancestors ate much more meat
than wd do. In Queen Elizabeth's ilmi
her inA-Ids of honor were allowed threw
rump steaks for breakfast. Mutton
was not so much uso*} as beef, bein-)
looked upon as diet rather for a fastld
Ions appetite than for a woman In good
health.
Tbere Is usually more danger In an
elopement than uny other kind of run*
away. '
A man's life Is always In danger
while the doctor continues his visits. CRANBROOK : : : British Columbia.
.»»ih» )immim«)iH))miifHK»;«iK:inn((KHt»iHa
The TERfllNUS of the
Crows Nest Pass Ry.
Is now at Cranbrook-   S
The Construction Headquarters
Will be in Cranbrook until the road 1
,, is completed to Kootenay Lake, the §
.,,..* tail
terminus for ayear or more.
■smia-smsm-msmmummiinnntnttsttstststttrintttttttt!
Engineers are now at work locating a branch line
from Cranbrook to the North Star mines. Completion of this line will enable the mine owners
in the North Star and Sullivan groups to lay
down their ores cheaply at Cranbrook, the Divis-
\     ional Point on the C. N. P. Ry.
Prices on company lots have not been advanced,
although sales from second and third hands
have been made at an increase of ioo per cent.
Work on C. N. P. round house, repair and
machine shops will be started in a few
| days.
For further information, maps and prices of lots apply to
B. C. UND INVESTHENT AGENCY,
Victoria and Vancouver.
1Vt*I-?> *•' "•' '• ' -I'■■• L'■JL'i-I'l-L'-l'"I <'k>'I'•■'X•■'I'■'I"'l,'i-J.'vI!i-;'J -'I'-'X'-'A-'J'•'I'■ X"x~"x'x"i'M^'i'-l*l-'l-M.-'1*I*I*I*I«i*I»J>l5l*iWa!>I*T
L. A. HAMILTON,
C. P. R. Land Commissioner, Winnipeg, Man.
V. HYDE BAKER, Local Agent, Cranbrook, B. C.
| Correspondence
iff tc.
*      __ _ m
News From       5!
Neighborhood* ^
J
*•*»*_**«*«*««»*■««•■ *«*-l*-i««-5-l-3-J*i-Jrl*i_-l-J-|-_-J»*
the feat of swimming across the lake,
jnst above town. The lake at this point
is about three quarter*-' °f » mile wide,
the distance was covered in eighteen ai:d
one-half minutes.
Ties from the saw njill are being distributed along.the grade in Trout of town,
Everything is now ready for the laying
of the Iract. ,
There in quite a stir in real estate in
Moyie, many properties changing bauds
and plans being drawn up for buildings.
J. M. Pyn-Smilh and Saucroff Baker
returned to town ouPiiday last from the
west, having spent a few days In Nelson
aud Rossland.
WARDNER.
Willinm Dulton apd Jack Wilson loaded their outfits hen*, last Friday, and
left Saturday for the east.
The infant child of Mr. and Mrs.
Jacob Fink waB ch-riatened last Wednesday evening. Hev. Oliver performed
the ceremony and thqre was quite a party present. ;■;  ■ •■
It has been rather quiet during the
past week, but the. people here feel se
reneand happy in the knowledge and
confidence lhat the future of Warduer is
all right, and that it is bound to make a
good camp.
The Clementine hotel has closed for
the present.
D. V. Simpson left-wn the Star this
week for his home in Illinois lie will
probably reUrn in a few months.
Richard Gudfrey leaves this week for
the Boundary country.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas, Garden visited
Craubrook Monday.
There is a large force of men at work
on the bridge at this point.
Miss Mbbater, of Victoria, arrived last
week and will open the Warduer school
next Monday. The new school house
will be ready for use by that time.
Mrs. McCall left last week for her
home in Washington. The captain is
istill at his old quarters, the Wardner
hotel.
Messrs. Ripstein and Berkman, of the
Central hotel, will leave next week for a
brief visit to their old borne iu Winnipeg. Max RipMein will have charge of
the hotel during their absence.
Jake Fink rame down from Cranbrook
Saturday to visit over Sunday with his
family.
William Langtre was a Cranbrook visitor Sunday.
MOYIE   CITY.
Though the time Ims been short since
work was commenceil on the Moyie and
Queen of the Mills mines, a considerable
difference has been made in tbe appea*-
aucc of the property. In the upper tunnel of the north ledge, a cross cut has
been commenced, tbe result of which is
a showing of twelve feet of ore. The
greater portion of this Is concentrating.
In the lower tunnel the show ot ore has
been increased to four feet, while on the
until ledge from three to four feet have
been uncovered in an open cut. Considering the short lime that work has been
in progress, and the small number band-
ling the steel, the results prove far above
expectations.
Contractor J. Ha skins has returned to
Moyie. His work is completed and he
is now looking after the shekels.
A man named William Harris, while
under the influence of liquor, was robbed
to the extent of somewhere.*!-out $60 by
Peter Barrie. It happened that Barrie
was observed taking tlm money and was
promptly charged wiih the offence.
When brought before Judges Cranston
and Hutchison he pleaded guilty and was
lent to jail for six*iiionlh-t at hard labor.
Al Richardson, while working at the
Park Mitchell & Co.'a saw mill, received
a severe cut on the wrist hy a saw. One
of the cords was partially cut. The
wound is doing well.
"Sporting" A. T   Chirk scroll) pi i shed
Wben the sun broke through the
clouds this morning clearing away the
mist, the mountain tops were disclosed
to view covered with snow. It looked
very much like winter and called to
mind summer wages and last winter's
overcoat.
W. B. ItOSS. H. W. HKUCliMKIt,
ROSS & HERCHMER
Barristers, Solicitors,
Notaries Public,
Conveyancers.
Fort STKICI.K,     ;     Britisli Cohiinbin.
■■TIIE-
CRANBROOK   PHARMACY,
Bflilevlntf in tlio are'flt'futtiro of Crnnlirnnk lm.1
(i|n-iii'.i aIhi'K'* iiml Wt-ll ii-isoiu-it Mm-k nf
....dim <;s....
Patent Medicines,
Stationery and Pipes,
Toilet Articles.
Special attention given Lo mail aud
out of town orders.
R. K. BEATTIE.
C. L. HILLIARD,
General
Blacksmith
CRANBROOK, B. C.
HORSESHOEING,    MINING WOR K
AND GENERAL REPAIRING.
WAGON    WOOD-WORK
Promptly Attended tc.
NOTICE.
ClMMftWlOIC, -.Mill AtlgllBt, ItflK.
I hi'ipliy al vt* imi lie tlmt silly days nficr iluti*
I Intend l.i-i-ip]) in tln> riil-f i uninii-sl ncr of
l,:iii(lN anil Wiir-iK, YJct'H'la. Un liciinlssliui lu
jiiiicIiiim- the fill 1 "-.vliii*; ilpsi-rllii'il inu-L-of luiul,
Situated In the fruit he n IHvlsluii i.f I nxi K'l'H-
onny- (•oiiiliifiK-iIlK Ht U I'usl |l:inte<( Ht til
inu-rs i-tlnri nt llie enst biiiiuitiiry uf l.ut .'lan
witli I lu- nm tlm n nlmn-of lT--iiiii*r Ijiki1, lliciin-
uortli forty ill)) clialns, tlience ciist furtv i-ioi
I'lmins, tlit'ti-H suiiih forty i+im-Iuiiiib, 'I-piio
west flirty -Wi i'lmins to tli*- -mint of I'l'iuinwi-'c
iii(*tit, ciiiitiiliilii,,' out* IhiiiiIitiI nml sixty aetctt.
T. W. HT|!lrHKN\
NOTICE.
I, the undersigned, J, MeKenzie, horebyjtlvp
tm l'-i> lliut I iii'einl In iiiiiily ti-tlin Chief Cinii-
iiiissliHUTiif Utiilsiiml Works fur •mi-nii'.slon
iiilitiri'linsi- :WD ii'-ri-s of Ijin-l In Kuuih Kurt
Knriieiiiif, di'imlln'il :tH follows; Ciuilliiciii'llij*
itt UiBHimiliwi'Sl (■iii'iicr nf WIIIIiiii* Mi-iiui'i*''i
|.n*-i*tni*tli>n   claim,  lliertOB  rant tn clialns to
H-Hitliiasi eorncrnf sniii claim; iiii-nro snnih bi
I'lniltii; tlii'ii-jn went iii etniln-i; llirneti mnlliM
i'lmins In |mliil or i>oiiinii'iiccmi'iit.
.1. MflKKKXIK.
Dali-'l i i.uil'Miii],, II. I'., Joint 19, I mis.
N. L. Cummins, C. E.
PROVINCIAL  LAND SURVEYOR
1-OItT STEELE,   :   :   Bll'lTIBIl COLUMBIA.
GEO. R. LEASK,.
il.:iloof Toronto*
Builder and Contractor,
CRANBROOK, B. C.
AH kin-It or .lohliin;: proifiiitly nttcntleil to.   Es*
Umatos fnniUlii'il JULilpulteatlpn,
The Imperial Fire
Insurance Co.
OF LONDON, ENOLAND.
JOHN HUTCHISON, Agt.,
Cranbrook, B. C.
Now is the time to Insure.
Rates Moderate. Protection Sure.
The Palace
MttMtttlMttKt
Livery, Feed and
Sale Stables ...
XOUlirUV AVKXIMl.
Nfiir Kootoniiy.lliitcl,
CRANBROOK, B. C.
Qood Double and Single Turnouts and
Saddle Horses.
I'l'iimi.l atti'ii pitlil tn tintlslL-Ilt trrvel.
Geo. Qeary,
Proprietor
TIIK   POPtfLAIt
ROUTE   TO 	
EAST KOOTENAY!
The Inr^e anil conunodJotiB Steamers
;•)♦•■ * iiiih » • •> mg» • » • • m ♦-*>*> •**•♦(■)
NORTH STAR
J. D. FARRELL
(•)•-♦ »-»-♦■♦-♦-»♦-»--*-♦■♦♦•• • ♦_-♦♦-
CAPACITY : :
One hundred passengers and one
hundred nud fifty tons freight each
Will opr-ii tlm nnvi-jiitlim sc-isim on the
Konti-ntiy Itlvcr from
JENNINGS, MONTANA,
- OX T1IK-
GRIiAT   NORTIIKRN   RAILWAY
For n'.l point. In Knst Knotuimy
About : April 20th.
for MHspnijer nml tri-lglit rntos ndilrcss tli.
ootllllltMIM1 nitttnt nt .Iciiiiiiii:.. .Mnntunn, or 111.1
I'ORT STEELE MERCANTILE CO.,
I'ort Steele or Wardner, B. C.
INTERNATIONAL TRANSPORTATION CO,
KOOTfNAY RIVER TRANSPORTATION CO.
The Canadian Bank of Commerce.
Hon. Grto. A. Cox, President. B. IS. Wai.kBR, Gen. Man.
PAID-UP CAPITAL, $6,000,000.00.
o~
Accounts of   Corporations,   Merchants   and    Individuals
received  on  favorable  terms.
SAVIN(Sa"Dfil?ARTMENT—Deposits of   $1.00 and upward
received and current rates of interest allowed.
Drafts and credits issued, payable at all points.    Kaohoog.
" purcl„8ea"' ,... .
J. W. H. SMYTHE, Manager. I
I The E. J. Schagel Lumber Co.
g   s ©@ja©@@@O@©_OG0OOGOOOOO
CUANIUIOOK,. n, c.
Manufacturers of and Dealers
in all kinds of
Rough and Dressed Lumber,
Moulding and Building Material.
CALL  FOR   PHICKS.
Piper & Curry
dt Painters, Paper Hangers
and Decorators dt dt
Sign Writing a Specialty. I   satisfaction
Estimates given on all work.      ; guaranteed
CRANBROOK,     : :   .     BRITISH COLUMBIA.
The Cranbrook	
Will be open to the public in a few days where
you will find first-class goods at prices to make
all customers happy.
Creamery Butter   •   35c. Eggs -  32c per doz.
THOS. A. KENNEDY.
Divisional Headquarters
Livery and Feed Stables
CRANBROOK,    -   -   -
J. II. McMUM.IN,
BRITISH   COLUMBIA
i   :   rROPRIETOR.
TEAMS AND SADDLE HORSES FOR HIRE.
The best possible attention given to care ot animals while in my clinrge.
WnnH   VflrH""1 *riave on hand a supply of seasoned wood.
TT UUU   I al U       Cllt t0 stove lengths, which will be delivered
on order at reasonable price.
The Herald Office for Job Printing.
♦•»»♦<< i
T. A. Creighton,
& GROCER
Is too busy to write an ad, but?--*'
will have something to tell you
later on.   jt   ji   jt   jt . jr.„ .':
A complete nnd well selected stock of Family Groceries,
Winers'Supplies, etc., now arriving. .;'
I The Cranbrook
Lumber Co. ■& s
I       Saw and Planing Mills
I :-:AT
I CRANBROOK, B. C.
-ALL   KINliS   OF-
ROUGH AND  DRESSED LUMBER,  DIMENSION
TIMBER, SHINGLES AND MOULDINGS.
IN STOCK OR MAD_ TO ORDER.
PRICE   LIST:
Dimension Timber, 2x4 to 12x12 up to 20 feet long..   fi6 00 per M
" "       over 2u feet long up to 30 ft. add 50c. per
M for each .-uldiiionul 2 feet.
" "       over 30 ft. long—prices on application.
Rough Lumber, 12,  14, 16 ft. lengths  16 oo per M
Surfaced    "       12, 14, 16 ft.      '•       20 00 per M
6 inch T. nml ft. Mooring-—No. 1 ;.•;. 26 00 per M
6 inch       "             *'            V    2  ai ob per M
4 inch       "             "            "    1  28 00 per M
4 inch       "             "             "   2  24 00 per M
6 inch Rustic    "   1  36 uo per M
6 inch     "       "   2  22 no per M
4 iucli V joint or beaded ceiling—No. 1  ad 00 per M
4 inch V    "    "      "         "         "    2  24 00 per M
Ship I/ip—nl) widths  22 00 per M
Mouldings and finishing lumber, casing*, &c, prkea on application. ,
ARCH'd LEITCH, Manager.   .
a-m •-• *®   (tra nn >■♦■» •■• • •■• <_>■»■♦■» • • ♦ • • •(?)
Cranbrook
Hotel s s
(lucsls Comfort 1 Specialty
Qood Slabllni In Connection
Non rest to railiond and depet.    Has accommodations for the public unequalled in Cranbrook.
RYAN & MORRISON
 Proprietors
£y..^i.i-. ..... in-a-i+im • . a®(f}a-a4 .....................
Commercial Hotel,
CRANBROOK, B. C.   Jt   j>   Jt
New, Neat and Roomy.
This house has just been completed and is one of the largest in Southeast
Kootenay. Ollice and bar room tbe most commodious to be found in this region.
Dining room large and appointments complete. Transients will Gnd this home
will meet every requirement.
W. T. KAAKE,
r>roprletor.    Jt   jt   j.   j»   ji

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