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The'Canadian Bank of Commerce.
Hon. Oko. A. COX, President. B. E. Wai.kkr, Gen. Man.
PAID-UP CAPITAL, $6,000,000,00.
Accounts  of   Corporations.   Merchants   and    Individuals
received   on   favorable   terms.
SAVINGS   DEPARTMENT—Deposits of   $1.00 and upward
received and current rates of interest allowed.
Drafts nnd credits Issued, payable at all points.    Exchange
J. W. H. SMYTHE, Manager.
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Choice Business and Residence Lots, 30x100 feet, with 20 foot Alley,
$50.00 to $200.00 Each.
1 Easy Payments Title Guaranteed ;
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HEAD OFFICE   •   ■   •   NELSON, B. C. f*( (j# PROCTER
r.ranoli unices* Manager
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O. A. IIURGli.
East Kootenay Hotel
CRANBROOK, B. C. McQuiston & Burge,
Etilnigcd, Rclilled anil Furnished.
Best of accommodations for Travelers.
TiiumMoi- wines, Liquors and Cigars A,ffiUsaM?c*t
Feed and Livery Stables in connection with the Hotel.
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J. J. •.•.MONT.
Contractors and Builders   dt   ,41   „t
Plans and Specifications Furnished.
Estimates Tlailc on all classes of Work.
.** * GENERAL JOB WORK .* .<*
1-RiiMlTI.V   AND   SM'lSl'ACTORll.Y   ATTKNDIU)   TO.
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® Up-to date Ranges and Cook Stoves. I
in InrgQ vaiiciv ni price. Hint iih- sure i.i pleftso.
®   Cull mnl icq tliein bcfuic lliey are none
Building Hardware aud Miners' Supplies.
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Iq     H. REINEMAN, Prop'r.
POUT  si'i:i:i.K, ll. O.
New Houso, New Furniture, Everything First-class
Open Day and Ni^ht.
All the Delicacies of tlie Season,       | Special Sample Rooms for Traveling Men
Divisional Headquarters
CRANBROOK,   -  -  -
The best possible attention given to rare ol animala while hi my charge.
Wftfin YARI_ I havo on hand a supply of seasoned wood.
I! \l\Jlf 1 iilU' cut to stove lengths, which will bo delivered
on order at reasonable price.
Circumstantial Evidence Warrants the
THE HERALD costs but $2.00 per year.   Subscribe
for it.   Send it to your friends.
And the Alleged Assassin Proves
To Be a Comrade and
In the last issue Thk Hkkai.o published a brief note regarding a murder
that had treeu committed on the grade
Hear Moyie.
At the time no particulars regarding
the killing could be procured—only the
Dimple fact that au I tali iin had beeu
murdered by someone, uml that the coroner had been sent for.
On Monday last Sergeant Clopp, of
the mounted police, with an escort of
four men, arrived in Ctaubrook with the
alleged murderer, a boyish-looking Italian, enioute to Fort .Steele. Theptla*
oner's name is Antonio Bruno, and that
of the murdered man Guiseppe Puerto.
The murder was committed Sunday,
August 7th, and the body dragged into
the brush a distance of about 20 yards
from the tote road, three miles southwest of Mojie, where it was discovered
the Tuesday following by David Newlan.
The identity of the murdered man was
established by means of a peculiar fur-
Hned cap worn by bim, his face and
head being beaten into an unrecognizable pulp; also by a new pair of shoes
sold him by the bookkeeper in Armstrong's camp, afier which Sergeant
Clopp soon had a clue to tbe probable
murderer. The two men left the camp
where they had been working, on Sunday. A few hours afterward Bruno returned in au ex. itedcondition, secured a
time check aud some personal effects
and left, saying he was tired of the country. He had neaily three days' Btart
but Sergeant Clopp aud a companion
started in pursuit aud never left their
saddles for rest until reaching Goat
River landing. They had some difficulty in tracing the prisoner, as that sec-
lion of the country is full of Italians
traveling in one direction or another.
Arriving at Goat River landing they
had the rather questionable satisfaction
of learning that their man had but a few
moments previously got away on a
steamer bound for Nelson. The steam
er Nelson, however, departed bnt a half
hour later than the first boat, and to the
purser was given by Sergeant Clopp a
^Mtiflion OtlW«faftinv» lui* luft wilh
the  officers at  ports where  the   boat
would stop.
At Kuskonook the prisoner was either
left by the boat, or stopped off, possibly
to cover histrail. His description was
given by the purser to Constable Wilson
at that point, who soon had the fleeing
man in custody, and be was afterward
turned over tohiapuriuerawho returned
with him to Moyie.
A seurcb of the prisoner revealed documents belonging 10 the murdered num.
as well as a roll of money, which wus
bound about lm lrg below the knee.
Returning to Movie wilh the prisoner,
Coroner Walt being unavailable, an inquest was held with I)r. Brodie acting
as coroner, find the accused wns remanded io custody and held for further exam*
tnation ut Port Steele by Gold Couitnls*
sinner Armstrong, who at lhe time was
absent north on  government business.
The murder was a mosl l-rulul one,
the heud ot the deceased being beaten
into a BhapeleM mass, anil a trail of blood
distinguishable too yards from where
lhe remains were li.*und.
Sergeant Clopp and his companions
were tireless on lhe tiaii of the aliened
murderer, and are entitled to a great
deal of credit for the successful work
performed by them. 111 order to prevent
possible attempt ut rescue by friends of
the accused tbe latter wns brought iu
under strong guatd.
Since the above was written, the prisoner waa taken back to Moyie by order
of Commissioner Armstrong, as ihe witnesses all live near there.
Hoyle's Lively Paper's Editor Pays Cranbrook
a Visit and Compliments.
Having heart] and read so much of
Cranbrook of late we decided to go over
aud take a Uok for ourselves, so last Saturday, sealed on the huiricane deck of
Willie Murphy's white flyer, we hit the
trail in quest of the " Beautiful."
Cranbrook haa au ideal site for a city.
The valley at that point is about two
miles iu width and almost perfectly level. The hills surrounding are not heavily wooded aud away upou the mountain
sides cau be seen little green branches,
park-like in appearance. The valley is
fertile and affords excellent pasturage as
well aa agricultural resources.
Craubrook at the* present writing is n
busy little burg. Considerable building
is going on, and in most cases the structures are both modern and substantial.
Tbe Canadian Bauk of Commerce is uow
established, and there is also talk of the
Bank of Montreal putting in a branch.
A visit lo ThB llKKAt.n office found
H. T. Brown, the propiietor, and II. M.
Weulwortb, his genial and versatile assistant, up to their eyes in work. Tim,
HiiRAi.n has the best equipped newspaper and job office in East Kootenay.
We stopped at the East Kootenay, run
by Messrs. McQuiston & Burge, nud if
lhat house can be used as a criterion,
Cranbrook am boast of her excellent hotel accommodations.
Twenty-two vein e Banking aud Mining
experience in Colorado, New Mexico,
&c. Prospectors outfitted for non-resident!). Correspondent: First National
Bank, Chicago.    Codes, escrows, &c.
A. H. RAYNOLUS, Craubrook, B. C.
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Abbrevlaled Record J
of Ihe Week's News, j
A Railroad Event.
Kxaclly at 3 o'clock Saturday after-
iron. August 13, the first train of cars to
cross the Kootenay river iu South Hast
Kootenay supped at the west end o( the
bridge at this point, ond the event lhat
had been looked for mnny, many months
has nt la-it come to pass. Conductor
Lockhart was in charge of the train, and
H. Brock was nt the throttle and Fireman Campbell at the furnace door. In
llie cab was Herbirt Connell. nephew of
Divisional Engineer Garden, aud I*. li.
Simpson. On lhe west shore a goodly
portion of the population of Wardner
was iu waiting, and as the five cars,
lltavlly loaded wilh railroad iron, pushed slowly across lhe new bridge, its progress was wall bed with intense interest.
At last Wardner has a railroad. And
how that road did grow after it had
crossed the bridge. By sundown the
great force of men and the steel horse
had passed through the lown and reaching out for Cranbrook, where they will
be by Thursday or l'ridny of this week.
Work on (he Permanent Bridge.
Within a few days woik will begin on
the permanent btiilgc. There will be
three piers nud three spans. All but tlle
draw will be constructed of wood, and
the frame bus been cut out nt Macleod
and is being shipped to this point ns
rapidly as possible, lt will take some
two months to complete the work, aud
when done it will be a subs'atitial structure in every way.
News Notes.
Caleb Ames is at the honpital on account of sickness.
Mrs. J. K. Turuhult has beeu quite ill
the past week.
Solicitor Harvey, of Port Steele, was a
Warduer visitor Saturday.
The little baby of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob
Ftnk was quite sick last week.
A portion of the colored population
left Wardner for Cranbrook last week.
Mr. Ripslein, of Ripsieiu & Berkman,
visited Fort Sleele, Cranbrook and Moyie
last week.
The boys are talking of giving Mr.
Oliver and his btide a charvaii when
they return.
Solicitor Gurd, of the C. P. It , was in
town last week and btonght the news
that his father, Geo. Guid, hnd been seriously injured iu a railroad accident
while euroute to Toronto, The sleeper
iu which he was tiding was derailed,
ami he waa thrown out and bad several
ribs biokeii and was otherwise badly
bruised.   He is getting nlnng nil tight,
ami expects to soon he able to return to
Frank McAlplne was taken to the hospital Inst week,    lie is ill with fever.
Postmaster Oliver nnd his bride art
expected to arrive in Wardner by the
first of the week.
The dust in the streets of Warduer is
about six inches deep. It is lighter in
some of the pockets.
George Cokleugh and Harry Murphy
got a pass from Billy Davis lasl Sunday,
and went down to the budge.
W. R. Ross, that prince of good fellows from Foit Sleele, passed through
Wardner from the east last Friday.
W. H, Bishop hns taken H. h. Stephens' place at the Wnrdner hotel, aud is
looking afler the comfort of the guests.
Quite a number of Wnrdneritea left on
lhe North S:or this week for their former homes iu the States, where they
will remain until next spiing.
Richard Godfrey expects to leave for
West Kootenny in a short time. He hns
traded for a walnut-colored cayuse, and
wilh hia walnut-colored saddle, and walnut smile, will seek new worlds to conquer. "Dick" is known from the Slo
can to Wardner, and his knowledge of
black walnut Is now historical.
G. II. Jennings, who lias had charge
of the ferry for some lime, received a
telegram from Geo. Gurd, agent for the
townsite, to run the ferry after the 151I)
as n pay feny. This change was mude
Monday morning, and in the future
producers of the coin only can ride or.
the boat.
A Protocol Concluded and Signed by ihe
l .liid Slates and Spain.
Troops Not Necessary for Military
Occupation to Return
Washington, Aug. 12.—The president
has issued the following proclamation;
By the president of the United States of
America—A proclamation:
Whereas. A protocol concluded and
signed Aug. 12, iKyS. by William R. Day,
secretary of state of the United States
and bis excellency, Jules Cambon- ambassador extraordinary and minister
plenipotentiary of Prance at Washington,
respectively representing for this pur-
pore, the government of the United
States and the government of Spain, tbe
United States and Spain have formally
agreed Upon terms on which negotiations
lor lhe establishment of peace between
the two countries shall be undertaken.
And, Whereas, it is in said protocol
agreed that upon its concession and signature hostilities between tlle two countries shall bt* suspended aud notice to
that effect shall be given as soon as possible to each government, and lo commanders of its military and naval forces.
Now, therefore, I, William Mclviuley,
president of the United States, do in accordance wiih the stipulation of the protocol declare nud proclaim on the part of
lhe United States a suspension ol hostilities and do hereby command that orders
be immediately given through their proper channels to commanders of the mil
itnry and naval forces of the United
States to abstain from nil acts inconsistent with this proclamation.
Iu witness whereof, I have hereunto
set uii hand arid caused the seal of tin
United States lo be affixed.
Dune at the city of Washington, this,
the 12th day of August, ill lhe year of
our Lord, one thousand eight hundred
and ninety eight, and of llle independence of the United Slates, lhe one hundred and tweiity-lhird.
Wm. McICini.kv, President.
Wm. K. Day, Secretary of Slate,
Railroad Nates.
Sidetracks and switches have been put
in at this place.
Paymaster Bernhardt expects to have
his family here in a few days.
Mr. Campbell, pile inspector, will not
be through here for six weeks.
At this writing Wardner is the western terminus of the Crow'a Nest line.
Next week Cranbrook will enjoy that
Engineer Garden expects to be in
Warduer some two months yet completing his work, >
Since the trains are now running
across the biidge, the heavy work ou
the ferry has ceased.
One of the greatest hustlers in railroad
work is J. R. Tumbuil, assistant manager of construction. The man knows no
such thing ns rest, nnd push aud energy
are his chief characteristics. It is a
sight lo see bim work and it goes with* j
out soyiug thut every man around him
works also,
The  Documents  Signed Are Absolutely  a
Peace Treaty.
Washington, Aug. 12.—While the document signed today is properly enough
'escribed as 11 protocol it is still technically something more than that.   It is
n agreement midway between that and
the armistice which usually intervenes
between final war aud peace. So far as
it goes Una protocol is absolutely a peace
Ireaty. Thus having provided for the
disposition of Cuba. Puerto Rico and one
of the Ladrone islands tbere is nothing
more for any peace commission to do iu
relation lo these subjects; their fate is
sealed aud lhe protocol in that sense is as
binding as a treaty of peace. It was
such a protocol as this that was signed
by Prince Hisniark and President Thiers
to terminate the Franco-Prussian war
aud conditions therein laid down were
not even subject tu revision at the hands
of the peace coiumissiou that followed.
Many details remain to be agreed upon
which aie not even referred lo in the
protocol. Such of these as relate to
purely military subjects will be,referred
to a military commKsion. This commission may encounter some difficulty in
mnking disposition of the Spanish soldiers in Cuba aud I'uerlo Rico and the
military prisoners now in the United
Comment In England.
London, Aug. 13—The morning papers are now expressing gratification
that wnr is ended. The comment mainly tutus 011 the fact that the piotocol
leaves untouched*the hardest problems
now facing America.
The Times believes it will be a real
peace, oddini*: "We trust it is 110 violation of neutrality to express the satisfaction of lhe grent majority of Englishmen
in America's success, nnd we venture
the prediction that Cuba, 20 yeurs hence,
will be a prosperous and trauipiil island."
Semlin  tn Porm a  New  British  Columbia
The latest advices received fi om Victoria regarding governmental hffnirs is
lhat Heaven hns asked to be relieved
from the task of forming n government,
Semlin, the old lender of the opposition,
was immediately called in by the lieutenant governor and hns accepted lhe
task which Mr. Beaveu refused. Heaven
found that bis only clmuce was to form
a cabinet from material outside the present members and this would have resulted in a new general election which he
wished to avoid as it would upset business too much lo have n second general
election so soon after the last one.
Leader, Aug. 13.
Malcolm llorrie and Harry Parsons,
res'dcnta of Cranbrook, paid Moyie a
visit Sunday.
The many friends of E, H. Small will
be pleased lo learn lhat he reached the
Mission hospital iu safety nnd from last
reports was in a much Improved condition.        ^
Judge W. II. Fraser relumed Thursday
from Cranbrook and lhe vicinity of the
Prayer group, He reports having made
several promising locations in that locality.   The judge hns been carrying n rab
bit's foot lately, which tio doubt account;
for tbe milk in the cocoanut.
T. L. Crosson, who has had the con
tract for currying the mail between the
head of the lake and Fort Steele for several months past, m ikes bis last trip today. He and bis brother-in-law. J. P.
McMahon, will leave to-morrow for Bon*
ner's Ferry.
t    ABOUT   PEOPLE    {
Living In or Visiting Cranbrook, Whom
We All Know or Should.
Superintendent of bridge1! Mclilvary
was in town Friday evening, lie says
it ain't so.
Contractor Reid and lit idge Superintendent McGilvary, were guests of the
Kast Kootenay recently.
Joe Mitchell, representing the Drewry
brewery of Winnipeg, was a guest at tbe
East Kootenay this week.
Ernest Livermore, the well known
liveryman of Wardner, wns In town Sunday, bringing a  full   load of passengers.
W. T. Kaake departed Monday evening for Trail Creek on business connected with mercantile interests in that town.
Hilliard, the blacksmith, has been on
the sick list for several days, but will
soon be able lo kick tbe festive football
Constable Cole has been seriously in-
disposed for tbe past week, but has ic-
Utained ''on deck" most of the timejusl
the same.
R. li. Sherlock and George Bremner,
well-known business men of Winnipeg,
were guests at the Craubrook several
days this week.
Contractor Reid was iu town Saturday
und Thb Hkrai.I) reporter dodged
around a comer when he saw the bandmaster coming.
Angus Morrison, of the Hotel Cranbrook, has been "under the weather,"
and laid up the greater part of the week,
but Uncle Jim ia old and tough and
stands it like a 4ger.
Mr. and Mrs. Harwood, Mrs. Temple-
Ion, wife of Conductor Templeton of the
C, N. P. It., Miss Durlck and Mr. Mc
Dermotl, of Fort Steele, were guests of
the Cranbrook Sunday,
Attorney Herchmer's benignant countenance has been beaming ou the streets
this week, and henceforth he ond Mr.
Ross will attend to their office business
here alternately each week.
Fred Simpson, the ex-editorial hustler
of the ex-International at Wardner, was
in towu Monday and Tuesday. Fred
thinks Cranbrook is making wonderful
progress, and will be the town of all
towns in I-.asl Kootenay.
A very pleasant evening was enjoyed
by a number of invited guesu last Monday, iu honor of Miss Jessie Burge. of
Kalispell, Montana, at the residence of
Miss lirule, where the party were treated to an enjoyable phonograph concert.
J. W. H. Sniythe, the permanent manager of the branch of lhe Canadian Bank
of Commerce, is expected by the first
train. Meantime, Temporary Manager
Scott wears his celluloid collar, "but,"'
be says, "it don't seem to be cutting any
F*. Sleele, of Winnipeg, of the fiim
Steele & Co., photographers, wasiu lown
several dajs this week, taking views of
the towu and surrounding places of interest. He has views ol various points
along the line of the C. N. P. R., up to
this point, aud will ultimately go the entire length of the road and add to the
W. Savage is now in charge of the
branch of the Toronto Clothing Company. Mr. Reid, manager, is expected
back with the completion of the road to
Ciaubrook. Mr. Savage has been customs officer on the Kootenay river steam*
eis this season, is a pleasant young gentleman, aud succeeded Archie Leitch,
who has retired to live in opulence and a
shack upon the fruits of his rake-off as a
speculator in real estate and dealer in
Reverend Callanach, representing the
Methodist Church of Canada, held services in the office of the Commercial hotel latt Sunday evening, preaching to a
good-sized congregation. Mr. Cutten-
acb is laboring in the missionary field,
seeking plnces in which to establish societies and build churches along theliue
of the C. N. P. R. He has secured lhe
promise of a lot iu Cranbrook from the
townslte company, and will probably
soon make an effort toward the erection
of a church edifice,
I.ong Oliver is never so happy as when
having a monkey and parrot time. Tnes
day he descended iuto the wine and beer
vaults of the bar-room to tap a fresh barrel of beer; he hail a full hand and must
have thought he was going to tap an opponent in the great American game instead of n barrel of beer, for he made a
mis-hit or some other kind of a misplay
with the bung-starter, as suddenly there
was a terrific report and Oliver and the
contents of the barrel shot through tlie
cellar door and hit the ceiling together.
The mass resembled a large body of soap
suds, and wheu it settled back 011 the
the floor, a mu filed voice from the center waa heard using words mostly found
iu the bible, As soon as Frank could
find a shovel he dug Oliver out.
The Great Strike on the Sullivan Group
of Mines.
The Railroad Will Make Both of
These  Mines  Tributary
to Cranbrook.
Notice—The Creole Queen Cream positively removes wrinkles, whether from
old age or ill health. Mrs. Belle Butler,
pianist and complexion 1st- P. O. box 20,
Fort Sleele, H. C.
He sure nnd rend this.-—Canadian Pace
Tonic, for i-hiny aud greasy complexions;
liquid, pure as water. No lady's toilet
complete without it, Mrs. llelle Itutler,
pianist aud coiuplexionist, P. O. box 20,
Fort Steele, It. C. -}   -J
'lhe officers of the Sullivan Group
■Mining company have had four assays
made of ore taken from lhe recent
afcike, says the Spokesman-Review of
August 4. These gave values per ton of
$S3< U-< .f.-i-J nnd $s-, or an average of
$59 per ton. Tbe owners are elated
over llie recent discovery and the high
grade of the ore.
"We calculate ihat even by shipping
tbe ore to American smelters and paying the duty on lead we can make a
profit from $40 ore," said Senator Turner. "Fifty dollar ore will return a tine
profit, uud if the new ore body goes
down and earth s ibe present width and
aluea, there is every reason to believe
that the Sullivan group will make one
of the greatest mines of the northwest,
The showing is far better than that we
had on the I.e Rov wiih like develop*
''It is n remarkable strike," said Chns.
H. Wolf, one of the directors of the company, yesterday. "We have stripped
the ledge aud proved that tt is at least
50 feet wide. The superintendent thinks
he has found both walls. Of this 60
feet, 30 feet is dean galena ore like the
samples sent out. and ihe remaining 30
feet is a mixture of galena, carbonates
and lion, The new shaft is dowu ao
feet in solid ore."
Manager I* 1'. HogOU has submitted
a report iu which he says: "1 found a
party of engineers engaged in surveying
a route from Cranbiook to the North
Star mire, Cranbrook is ou the main
line of the Crew's Nisi Pass railway,
about 16 miles distant from the North
Star and Sullivan Group mines Mr,
Richardson, engineer in charge, and in
the employ of the Canadian Pacific rail-
■, informed me that his bus-.uess was
to survey a practical route for a railway
between the aforesaid points. Others
whn pretended to have authentic inlor-
tion, said the branch railway to the
North  Star  would be corstrucud  this
Sherlock & HitintHiiharn   and E. L. Drewry
ol Letbbridge and Winnipeg.
A small boom in the way of building
seems to be again approachirg. Work
has been commenced on the Baker building, west cl the Cranbrook hotel, details
regarding whkh were published in the
issue cf last week. All buildings now
leing erected or " in sight,'' are of tbe
most substantia! nature, and some of
them will be qu te costly.
An order for lumber, approaching 200,-
000 feet, has betn given the Cranbrook
Lumber company for the C. N. P. R.
Wholesale Provisions.
R. E. Sherlock, of Lelhbridge, manager of the Jaige dry goods establishment of Sherlock & Bigenbotbam, also
member of the grocery firm Sherlock,
Freeman it Co., Lelhbridge, and connected with a large commission house
io the same city, has'been in town most
of the week.
Mr. Sherlock has bought the property
east of Leitch brothers' building near
the foot of Baker street, and his firm will
erect thereon a two-story24x60 building.
In which they will conduct a wholesale
and letail business in provisions and gen-
eial supplies. The company will prove
a valuable addition to the mercantile interests of Fast Kootenay in general and
Cranbrook in particular.
The local house will be under the management of George bremner. of Lelhbridge, a good business man and courteous 6entleman.
Wholesale Liquors and Cigars.
Mr. Joe Mitchell, of Winnipeg, is in
town, representing Edward L Drewry,
the brewer. It is the intention of Mr.
Drewry to establish a branch wholesale
house here with Mr. Mitchell in charge,
having iu stock liquors, cigars, and all
descriptions of saloon goods.
Mr. .Mitchell is arranging preliminaries, looking for a site upon which to
build, aud soon after the arrival of the
railroad will be doing business.
Fort Steele Mercantile Company.
A warehouse for thi-* company, sometimes called the "American," 20x25 feet,
is to be constructed immediately on their
lots wist of the Commercial hotel Following its erection will lie the construction of a firc-pioof cellar 20x25 feet,
over which will be a store building, two
stories 25x70 feet.
A Restaurant Building.
Colonel Reynolds is about to erect a
building 3i.J*3o, on   Van   Home avenue,
fronting the railroad, lo be occupied by
a restaurant.
The "fill" recently made in front of
the Cranbrook hotel, and the widened
walk, are great Improvements.
Many men are passing through to the
west, looking for employment on the
new roads building in West Kootenay.
No, that wasn't ,*h—1 a-poppin'" in
Tm: HnKAi.i) office Tuesday; it was only a plug that blew out of a steam pipe
from tbe boiler lo our Corliss engine
and for a moment made the inmates think
they had struck a fog bank in sheol.
The wire cage which encloses the
cashier in the braurb lunik nf the Canadian Hank of Commerce bits arrived and
is iu plate. It is n handsome piece of
work and Constable Cole is wishing he
could coiil'i irate it for a jail. THE CRANBROOK HERALD,
HERALD    PUBUSHINQ    CO I'r-i.riui-ra.
(Invariably in advance.)
One Year 12-00
blx  Months  i-W
izitiK rates furnished tm ui>*i!ii-uii.
The Klondike doesn't seem to be cutting guile so much leu as usual.
As further evidence of martial spirit
the new baby that Is christened Dewey
la likely lu be Immediately up In arms.
If England nnd Uncle Sam ever do
join hands and circle to the left they
Will lead the rest of the world n lively
"Spain," says the Huston Transcript,
"Is rotten to the core." Well, what's
the matter with the core? isn't that
rotten, too7
Admiral Moniejo admits that "ihe
American gunners are good marksmen," This must be considered In tho
light of an expert opinion from the tar-
A Western contemporary wisely re-
murks: "There Is always some great
duly left unperformed when death
knocks at the door. Now Is the time
to subscribe."	
Pays a Chicago poetess; "We Btood
knee-deep In the restless grass by tin*
whispering breezes stirred." she is
probably in the hospital uow, uuleaa
Bhe is a prevaricator.
The secretary of the Chinese legation
In Madrid, Shu Ting, haa come to
America to wntcli thy war. If there is
anythlug In a name he should be n
pretty good judge of marksmanship.
The New York Evening Journal
wants to know whether a girl who
has beeu Jilted Bhould consider herself
disgraced or not. No; ninety nine times
In n hundred she should consider herself lucky.
A Boston man bus been sentenced to
four years' Imprisonment for steall'"'
Tl cents. The Judge probably thoue
lt would be dangerous to permit a man
to be at large who didn't know enough
to lake more than that.
The hist consular roport from the
United States representative at Oor-
uiiua, Spain, says that "lhe use of bicycles lu Simla Is not Increasing; there
I.s uo demand for wheels and bicycling
Is considered merely a pastime for the
rich." That settles It; such u nation is
Let tho volunteers remember this,
that In the war of the rebellion the men
got along best who stuck to army rations and did not pumper their stomachs with sutler's canned stuff. Another thing:   Dou't wear narrow-soled
or hlgh-fieeleil shoes. The army bro-
gnu is not handsome, but it Is the easiest on the loug march.
To Cuba, iu 1802, the United States
exported somewhat more Hutu four
million dollars' worth of machinery
'nnd manufactures of Iron and steel; lu
181)7, three hundred and forty-five thousand dollars' worth. It makes a difference lo us, iu dollars nnd cents,
wlii'lher our neighbors nre filling BUgar-
hogsheada—or ambulances.
It la little more than loo yeurs ngo
that the events began to shape themselves which came to a crisis Just before the close of the century, and Invited the French revolution. How singularly similar Is the history that Italy
has been making lately. The story of
1T!H) is the Btory of 181)8. It la a revolt against the unequal conditions that
noelely throws about the tollers und lhe
drones who sit In nuthority.
Tuere is no refinement in war and
tbere can be 'nit little consideration for
un opponent In any sort of a contest
where there Is a prize to win. lu wur,
especially, there Is no reason why a
great country should not employ all Its
resources to overcome a small country.
War Is a dreadful thing aud ought to
be brought to it close at the earliest moment possible consistent with the cause
of Justify, and the honor of thu country
which Is iu the right.
The spring's bread riots In Italy were
full of significance, und we shall be
surprised If they do nut lead, Indirectly, to complications that will involve
the whole of Europe, It Is one of the
nxlonis of monarchy thut when dlBCOU-
taut and dissatisfaction begin to prevail lit home It Is time lo divert attention by wnr abroad. The complexion
of affairs in continental Europe Ih beginning to bike on the hue nud color
Which, according to the familiar teaching of history, precede Btrlfo ami com-
After a long period of .suspension lhe
Ironworks of a Western city n-suiiied
operations   nnd the   black  chimneys
poured OUt dense i-loiid.s of soot over
the town. Husklu would huvt- uiuithi*-
matlsed ii for lid hldoousuoss, and
daintily clad women looked upou IL
with horror, but a little girl, hungry
and cold, whose father hud been for
months without work.clappod her bands
uml exclaimed: "Waa ihere ever anything so beautiful as to see the smoke
Iii the chlmueys ngnin! Thut big piece
Is a shawl for mother, uud those cun-
ulnglittle bits tumbling down ure sboca
for baby, and oh, there comes such a
lot of the smoke muyhe It is u really
hat for mo; anyway, I know it's shoestrings."
runs.' middle age nnd old age were distinctly recognised as separate and .m-
portant periods of existing, lu Mine
these truths struck liuine. und the tide
hus turned, or nt least Is turning. The
prejudice for mere youth dies hard, but
it Is dying. We may even see Ihe iluy
when middle age, wlih Us experiences,
uud old uge, wiih lis freedom from prejudices, will be even more highly ap-
preclatcd in New Vork than In London,
and American Boctety will be young,
not for u few years only, but ns long us
the body is healthful, the mind Is active and the spirit ambitious.
It has been said lhat the loss of life
aud property by wnr Is n lesser evil
than the utteiiilunl or ivsulliu-l damage
done to the quality of a whole people's
life hy mental and moral dlstracllou.
A popular war excitement Is like "a
house afire." lt is no small calamity
tbut the orderly life of millions of people should be interrupted; that thought
uud feeling should be turned away from
ordinary business, common duty ami
the gentle methods of culture; ihnl the
aimless expenditure of nervous energy
and the rush of blood to the bend
should cause un epidemic of moral lu
Bunlty. Whatever hnppeus or does nut
huppen, our people should keep cool lu
these eventful wnr duys. To the soldier, simple self possession Is the belter purt of courage and of discipline.
So It should be with (hut grent muss
of our people who, iu time of war ns lu
time of pence, constitute the home
guard of American civilization. Firm,
soldierly qualities are everywhere In
demand. If we keep ull our wits nbout
us, we shall be none too well furnished
for the present crisis. We huve a great
deal to care Tor besides lhe war; ll)
fact, everything for which we ought to
care If wur did not exist. The exciting
character of the duties Imposed by the
war itself must not uucenire or unbalance us—must not allow our best life to
be Interrupted.
l'lconant IncldcnU Occurring the
World Over—SajrlUKft that Aro Cheer*
ful to Old or Youuu-Viiuujr Selection* that Ever*.*body Will Kujoj.
The I."vi- Affair of a Diplomat.
"Ah, yes," said Mrs. llnmbus, "wnr
(s dreadful. How well I remember the
gloomy days we hud whenever our
brave soldiers lost a battle during the
rebellion. Why, It wns us If every family had been personally afflicted."
; "I'm surprised to hear you say thnt."
txclnluied William Wimbledon. "I didn't
suppose you were old enough to remember anything about the civil war."
Up to tbut time Willie's attention to
Gernldlne {-Iambus hud not been looked
upon with favor by her mother, but the
young mini has won out.
9 Iiiih Fur uud No Further,
A report to the statu Deportment
from Cousttl General GooduoW ut
Shanghai brings some Interesting facts I
u» to the manufacture uml trnde in that t
peculiarly Chinese pest, the tlrecrncker. j
During the year ending June 110, 1807,
there were exported from China l_is,-
705,788 pounds of them, valued ut $1,- j
684,151 In gold, nud of the total shipment by far the largest pnrt enuie to
this country, A small quantity went lo
England ami Infinitesimal amounts to
other countries, from which It would
appear Hint In the mailer of noise and j
nuisance Ihe Culled Stales has mil advancer! beyond ihe standard of China.
The amount exported does not begin
to represent the extent of the Industry,
as millions of them are made in shops
and small houses, and foiir-tll'llis of the
crackers consumed In Ghlun un1 made I
by the fumbles of those who sell them,
these people of course receiving no
wages. Crnckermoklug Is about the
cheapest form of Industry, from every
point of view. Ai Canton the ordinary
size cracker costs 1 lael «»_ cents) for
10,(1(11) for export. The hours of labor
are from tl a. in. lo 11 p. in., aud thero
nro seven working days In u week.
'Thirty women und ten ilien can make
100,000 crackers a day. for which work
tho women receive five nml the men
nbout seven cents each. An expert at
the trade cannot get more than ten
cents, which Is about lhe average rate
of wages paid lu China for common labor. The most alarming feature of
Consul GoodUOW'B report Is the fact
that lhe giiiut cracker mny be re-enforced In the near future by a new pro-
duet of Chinese skill known as the
"twice sounding."
"Will your mother ever marry
".Not with my approval. Such Is my
opinion thllfl fur, nnd not u step father."
-Chicago Inter Ocean.
Dewey'i) Suits,
"They say Admiral Dewey is n regular dude, and that he bus fifty different
bulls of clothes."
"Yes, 1 read about them somewhere,
but I guess he must have left ull but
his lighting suit behind when he started for Manila."
Like Doctor Fuustus, the American
people, until recently, worshiped lhe
Idea of youth. The young mau was lu
demand, and the young woman was irresistible. The young gave the dominating tone to society, The son managed the father, the daughter controlled
the mother. This reversal of usual
relations wus regarded ns a distinct
and commendable American practice,
und excited comment and censure from
the rest of the World. Meanwhile,
slowly but surely, common sense and
travel were modifying the conditions.
Society saw that abroad, especially lu
Kngliind, age. not youth, per so, counted. It perceived that u mun lu England) or EuropO, wns about lo really
commence his career m the time he was
compelled lo abandon li here, it noted
that the mother, nml Bomotlmca even
the grandmother, wuh kept in evidence.
And It snw  ll'Ut t li Ih wuh possible bu-
The executors of the law In Europe
have been BWlft to seize upon discoveries lu science to help them to run
down criminals. The British Druggist
notes a curious use of the microscope
which wns lately made lu Prussia. A
barrel of specie sent from ihe frontier
to Berlin wus robbed and filled with
sand. This wus supposed to have been
done on the way to Berlin. The eminent chemist, Prof. lOhrcnhergh, obtained samples of all the sand near tin.1
stations through which the barrel passed, and by means of tbe blowpipe and
microscope, found sand of the station
at which It had been emptied and tilled.
The thief wus aflerward discovered
and arrested. In France noted rogues
are not only photographed, but weighed and measured carefully, and forced
to speak and sing into a phonographic
Instrument before their discharge from
prison, that they may be Identified afterward In any attempted crime. It
bus nlso been noted for lhe lileiitillcit-
tlon of criminals that the ouo part of
the human body which Is never duplicated in man or woman Is lhe markings on lhe skill of the thumb. The
fine and figure mny be altered ut will,
but the lines on the thumb—never! For
the detection of criminals, un Impression of the thumb Is slumped upon paper, A story Is told of the Princess of
Wales. She was once shown through
the museum at Scotland Yard, containing lhe photographs of countless
rogues, and also some of lhe mutliods,
scientific nnd legal, for tracing crime
und for punishing it. "II Is ul) very
clover," said the kindly princess, wilh
n sigh, "bnt If lhe world were as anxious lo dlscovor und reward Ihe good
men us It is ihe bud, whal n plensaut
placO It Would be!"
A Wlriiihic (-(-lieme.
Booth Barrett—What's your Idea in
pulling ou "Othello" at such a time as
this? The people won't have Sliak-
speare now.
Manager—My dear fellow, that's
where you are short-sighted. Othelle
wus a Moor. The Moors once made It
warm for the Spaniards, We'll lay especial stress upon that fact In our advertisements, und electrify the country.
Tlie Urn.ity of It.
She—I don't see whnt you llnd In the
lives of grent men that can lutt.-«»t you
so much. It seems to me you're always
reading about them.
He—Ah, yes, lu rending about even
the greatest of them 1 always find thut
they were Just ns foolish in some respects as I mn. It gives me confidence
In myself.
Tiicrc'a Money in Tt.
She-After all, what is fume? An
empty bauble that Is not worth striving
lie—There's where you're mistaken.
The man who Is famous can hire some
literary hack to write articles for $"» a
dny aud then, by signing Ids own name
to them, he can sell them to tbe magazines for 50 cents a word."
Wornc tbatl litiiie I.iff
"Whnt nu Inconsistent woman Plim-
ley's wife Is."
"How so?"
"A little while ngo she snid she
wouldn't let bhe go to the wnr because
she didn't consider bim able to stand
physical hardships, nml now she's gone
and adopted young i wins."
A Ituiielk-iury.
"OM Mnn Haggus is hi great luck."
"Whin's  he done;   struck    a    gold
"Better than that, lie owns an Interest In a summer hotel Ihat located
800 miles from lidewntcr."
Another S|nuiin1i Triumph.
"I'd like to know bow you enn regard the killing of 827 of our men ns a
victory,"- suid the Spanish colonel.
"Why," his general replied. "It's
easily figured mil. We didn't lose a
mule, nnd now huve that many men
less tu feed."
Mabel-Do you think the war will
huve any effect upon the price of eun-
Jack—Wouldu't be surprised if it did.
They say evcrylhlug'll go up.
Mabel—Theu why dou't you get n
BUpply now?
Co men Uliib Pnmctlftieii.
She-Talk Is cheap.
He—I don't know nbout thut. I once
knew a man who wus fined $iu for sussing a Jung aud be didn't say more
ibun half a dozen words.
Tlie Outlook.
Mrs. Burstow—Do you think we will
ever really be able to talk to the people
on Mars?
Mr. Benhnm—Tlmt will depend entirely upon whether the woineu ever
get to running things or not
Hemmed In.
"How did you feel while you were
imprisoned lu your foldlug-bedV"
"To put It briefly, I fell Just as I
Imagine those Spaniards felt when
Dewey got lulo Manila Bny."
One Thi ii n in It* Ftivor.
Mrs. Manu—If you go to wnr, Harry,
I ennnot go with you.
Mr. Maun—No, Harriot; wnr Is terrible, I've henrd tell, but sllll there Is
Something to sny In Its favor.—Boston
No Wiv.it Wuiite-U
Derivation of the   Word   lilon Ilk.-.
"The River Trip lo lhe Klondike" Is
the title of un artlclo by John Sidney
Webb In the Century.   .Mr. Webb says:
"From Dawson the trail to lhe mines
leads over a steep hill to the creek
made so famous by its tributaries; for
there Is not a single mine ou the principal stream, which iu the miners'
slung Is called Klondike. And yet this
Stream does In reality bear a characteristic name given it by the Indians,
which Is utterly murdered by this
pronunciation, now so common.
"The Indians name tliu creeks
throughout lhe conn try from some
characteristic in connection with the
stream Itself; nnd nu this oue Is so
swift that in order to set their salmon-
traps or nets they were obliged to use
a hammer to drive the stakes to anchor them, the creek wns named by
them Hammer Creek, or, lu their language, phonetically! Troon Dlk. The
spelling Klondike mentis absolutely
nothing, but has been accepted, so I
learn, by the Board of Geographical
Names of the United Stntes."
If Ihere ure any Spaniards lu heaven,
)v_ dou't want to go there.
Mistress -Where Is tbe key to the
Cook—My beau hus It. Ile Is dreadfully jealous,—Fllcgende Blatter,
Cneii tu It,
A married mun, ou being naked
whether he wns seriously Injured when
a steam boiler exploded, replied thut be
wns so used to being blown up by his
wife (bat mere steam had no effect on
The Place fur Her.
Blrdle-Wliere do you expect to spend
the summer?
Alice-Bight here at home. Since
this wnr broke out, you see, I have
learned thut most of tlie gentlemen I
know can't possibly get uwuy.
In Confidence.
MissWtlllngton—I'm glad ibis trouble
with Snnlu has come, even if It is going to be rather costly.
Miss Wrlghtley—Why, you heartless
girl!   Wiiut makes you say thnt?
Miss Wllilugtou—Becnuse hereafter
when mu gets to telling ubout cunning
things I used to do before the wnr It'll
not be such a complete giveaway.
All on Account of a Fellow.
Lucy—You're a two-fuced thing; so
Myrtie—I'm sorry I can't sny as niueji
for you. Almost any other one thnt you
could get would be nu Improvement.
MiMlukca of un Amntcur Diplomat, ~
"If I were a single mnn," said Wll-
llklus, "I'd go to war In a minute."
"Am' I to uuderstaud, then," Mrs.
Wlllklns angrily retorted, "that you
are sorry you married me?"
"Not ut ull," he answered, thinking
to pacify ber; "I'm glnd 1 married you.
Otherwise I wouldn't have any excuse
for remaining nt home."
"fieorge Wlllklns," she exclaimed,
"If 1 um to be regarded ns simply an
excuse for keeping you mil of danger
Ihe sooner you shoulder u musket and
go the better It will be for both of us,"
l.Deleft" l.xtravHKance.
"It Is suld that In some of the Kuro-
penu armies every regiment has Us
own corn doctor."
"That's foolish. It would take more
than corns to Interfere with my running If I were n soldier and henrd the
retreat sounded."
Her Mh-tnke.
"See here, Lucy," suld the teacher to
one of her bright scholars, "you huve
written the word 'oyster' without
uu 'r'."
"Oh, yes," exclaimed the seliolur,
reaching for the slate lo muke the correction; "I must have been thinking
this wns one of those mouths when
there Is no r lu oysters."—Youkers
A Remarkable Truth.
Maud—Really, Mabel, I think youi
brother Is the kindest boy I know.
Mabel—O, that mny be; you see you're
not his sister.—Moonshine.
Miss Oldham—How does It happen,
Mrs. Newrocks, thnt so many of the
leaves of these books iu your splendid
library are uncut?
Mrs. Newrocks—r^ct me see. So thej
nre, as true as I live. And we paid
the highest prices for them. too. 1 told
Joslah when he wns bityln' them that
I was afraid them booksellers was
a-goln' tu cheat hlin.
A New Way.
They used to sny thnt wealth had whig**
Willi which to fly awny;
But, like most other earthly thiuga,
wealth goes on wheels to-day.
Fair Passenger—Why didn't you stop
wheu I waved my baud?
Conductor—Thought yer wus blowlu'
kisses to me.   Boston (Bobe.
Un ter rifled.
The Qood Mun Ah, my young friend,
remember Mint there ure things which
money can't buy.
The Grasping One- I suppose su, but
people on this earth have no use for
A  CnrloiIH ICei|iient.
An nmbussndor receives many curl
ous communications from nil sorts of
people, nnd In nil sorts of wnys. A
former American ambassador to Germany. I" speaking of bis term In that
office twenty years ago, snys he received mnny queer letters from Americans who wanted his Influence lu
court circles.
Perhaps the funniest of all was a
very mandatory epistle from an old
lady living In the West, wbo Inclosed
In her letter four pieces of white Hutu,
each some six Inches square.
"We are going to have a fair lu our
church," she wrote, "aud I am milking nn autograph quilt. I want you to
get me the nutogrnphs of the Kmper-
or, the Km press, the Crown Princo,
and Bismarck; and tell them to be
very careful not to write too near tho
edge of the squareB, as a sonm lias to
lie allowed for putting them together."
ills Desire to Accommodate a Cnatora-
■ r Rroiiitlit Ahinn llio Siicccm.
The Philadelphia Times prints an In-
[erestlng and encouraging account of
he manner In which Mr. .McLaughlin,
he late publisher of that paper, gnlued
ids Ilrst upward start in the world. He
was  theu  employed   lu  the  prlutlng-
ffice of tbe Ledger, Young renders
may llnd hi the narrative something
better than a good story.
Upon one occasion iu 180}, when
Prnuk McLaughlin wub twenty-three
years of age, It happened that the foreman and his assistant were absent, aud
that John McLaughlin was at home Ul.
Voting Frank McLaughlin was then
lhe fastest setter of type In the ollice.
At the dinner hour on the day in
■ucstlon, when every "stick" was lying
it rest, Abraham Barker, the father of
he well-known Whnrtou Barker, and
himself then one of the very few
brokers In this city, walked into the
Ledger Job printing-office with a stock-
list- uu enumeration of the ilgurcs of
tlie financial market of the day—aud
■xprcssed ii desire to huve It put In
ypo nnd fifty copies struck off for Immediate use.
By reason of the conditions described,
Ihere wns no one lu authority to wult
upon him, uud Kmiik Mel.uuglillu
itepped forward und received the or-
Ier. The stock-list of thut time, iiuliko
he complex affair of the present dny,
wns uu abbreviated statement, aud two
men eould easily place It lu type withiu
i quarter of nu hour.
When Mr. Baker asked lhe ymmg
printer if he would undertake the task,
he hitter answered wlih cheerful alacrity, "Certainly." Cutting the list lu
two and turning to one of the oldest
compositors In the ottlee, he said,
'Here, Jim, take oue of these 'takes'
uul I'll take the other, and we'll rush
lier through in a Jiffy."
The man addressed wnlked forward
with a frown on his face, and after he
had taken the slip of paper and was
moving back to his case, he tnutetred
lome half-understood words about
•giving a fellow a chance to eat his
'Never mind, Jim," snid young Me-
Lauglllln, walking quickly after hlin
uul taking the copy from his hands,
"I'll do the job myself." During these
proceedings Abraham Barker never left
the ofllce, nor did he do so until the
work had been completed. He leaned
quietly ngniust a make-up table, reading a copy of the New York Tribune,
apparently oblivious to ull that wns
sjolng on -about him.
Young McLaughlin's fingers flew ns
he picked up the little pieces of metal.
In less than halt' an hour he had the
stock-list lu type, revised, and llfty
copies struck off. He handed them to
Mr. Barker with an apology for keeping bim walling. "What! Done already V" said the broker, nnd with a
■simple "Thank you!" he left the ottlee.
The following morning the young
printer was surprised by receiving a
note from the customer of the day before, requesting hlin to call at his ofllce.   Ile did so.
"I heard everything thut took placo
In the Ledger office yesterday," snid
the Ilmiucler. "and rally aniireclate
your conduct. 1 would like you to
[iiint the stock-list for me every day
for one mouth, nud I'll pay you live
hundred dollars for the work."
"But It is not worth so much ns
lhat," answered the printer.
"It Is worth as much to tue to havo
it done ns you did It yesterday," was
the reply.
That was Frank McLaughlin's flrst
work for himself. At the expiration
if the month the contract was extended to three times that period, and then
to twelve months, with an annual re-
"tompeuso of six thousand dollars. • At
that time Journeymen printers were
receiving nbout ten dollars weekly, and
jtily In extraordinary Instances earned
mc or two dollars beyond that sum.
tiettliiK Kaae.
Keedlck—Young Browne added the
"e" to Ids name after he inherited his
uncle's lilg fortune.
Koadlok—That's quite right. Rich people ure entitled to more ease thuu poor
people,—IIarleui Life.
A Yukon Financier,
"The River Trip to the Klondike," by
John Sidney Webb, appears In the Cen-
tury. Mr. Webb says: The "Napoleon
of finance" of the region, and certulnly
the richest man there, lis a brawny
Scotchman known ns "Big Aleck" Mac*
donnld. He managed to make a large
clean-up on his claim—said to be $U0,*
D00—and invested every dollar of It In
other Claims In the manner 1 hnve indicated— part payment down, the remainder when the water came in the
spring. Every one about the camp
knew of Mnedonnld's speculations, nnd
ill were wondering whether he would
become a bankrupt or a intiltiiiillllon-
lire. The water did not come down
early In 1807, and in some instances
the clean-ups on the claims he hnd
bought on speculullon enme so close to
ihe dny of payment that, as the Btory
goes, the gold was paid over "before it
was dry." The death of two brothers
to whom he owed $40,000 on a claim Is
snid to have been his financial salvation, becnuse the time of puymciit of n
debt to u decedent's estate Is exlended
one year by law, the gold commissioner acting ns Judge of probate for the
lime being. Maedoiiuld Is probably
iwncr of nu Interest In about twenty-
mid claims, bought ou Ida mining
knowledge and his wonderful nerve.
lie paid enormous Interest ou the mon-
>y he liorrowod, look tremendous risks,
md finally "on. In some Instances
during lhe winter of 1800-'07 money
wus loaded nt 10 per cent, for toil dnys.
Tlnplato Si-r.ip Has a Vulu *.
The tlnplato clippings from the
stamping factories of this country nre
gathered together, tied In b#.ea nnd
delivered at tiie dock In New York for
ubout $fl u ton; thence they are shipped
lo tyollond, where the tin Is recovered
und mude Into Ingots, while the Iron
scrap is Bold aud turned to different
uses. Some factories hnve ns high ns
1,200 tons of this scrap till to dispose of
lu a year. The process used in Holland for separating the two metals is
secret, aud the efforts of manufacturers to obtain n knowledge of It haa thus
fur been lu vain.
Seemed the Appropriate Kind.
"Joseph Is real sick with slow fever.
"Well," and Mrs, Martin smoothed
hor apron reflectively, "I knew If Joseph had a fever It would be a slow
People are so prone to think evil thnt
ao one ever thinks that tlie letter d,
followed by u dash, mlghl staud for
A  Former  Cuiitii'n  C.cueral  of Cuba
thut Wuu Not Over-Scrnpuluuii,
As the question of Spanish good
faith Is prominent lu the press these
days, this pertinent anecdote of the
Civil war will be timely. It Is told In
Bullock's Secret Service of the Confederate States, dipt. Bullock tells of the
exciting Incidents concerning tbe freeing of the rebel rum Stonewall from
the International complications attendant on her release from the French
Shipyard where she was built; how she
wus watched by the agents of the Federal Qovoruinent; how she was followed to Denmark, whither sbe went
under the Danish flag; how she was
again followed to Ferrol, Spain, by the
United States ships Niagara ami Sacramento; how she eluded them there and
sailed Tor the coast of the United Stntes
With the evident Intent of attacking the
Federal ships, for auy one of which
she wus inure thai) u mulch, being
then the most formidable Ironclad
But when the Sloncwall, under the
command of Capt Pago, reached Havana In Mn.v, 18113, 1'uge leiil'iied Of the
surrender of tied. Loe, uud soon after
of the captltro of Jefferson Davis,
Pago'S funds were exhausted. The
Confederacy had collapsed. The position wns perplexing. Capt Pllgo opened negotiations with the Spanish authorities at Havnuu for ihe surrender
uf the ship tu them If they wonld advance the money*to pny off the crew.
Capt Page sent Lieut. Carter to the
Captain general to make tho arrangements. Caller reported that after five
minutes' conversation the captain general asked hlin what sum wus required.
Curler replied, $1(1,000, The enptuln
general wild: "You had better make it
$100,000." Carter replied that his orders were to ask $10,000. Tbe captain
general then turned to an official and
bade hlin write a document, and then,
turning again to Carter, said; "Shall
we not make It $50,0Q0V" But Carter
obeyed orders and accepted only $10,-
lt Is quite evident that this high official, the captain general of Cuba, was
attempting to get the Confederate
naval officer to ask for $100,000 to pay
off his crew, when he needed only $10.-
000, the difference to be divided between them. When theCoufederate officer absolutely refused to accept either
$100,000 or $50,000, but only the exact
sum needed, It Is evident that the captain general concluded that the American wns n fool, nnd charged up $1(H>,-
000 lo the Spanish Government and
put $K4,tiiH> In his pocket. This throws
n strong light on Spanish financial
The New York Public Library.
It Is stated In the bulletin of the New-
York public library that the total number of periodicals and transactions of
societies to which the library Is sub-
uerlblug (or the year 1898 Is 2,502. Of
these 4K.I are American. 407 British.
605 French, two German, 125 Italian, 80
Scandinavian. l!T Belgian, 10 Dutch and
11* Busslnn. During the calendar year
ending Dee. 81, 1807, the total utunber
of volumes received by purchase was
10,008, nud by gift 10.128, mnking a
I.--..-1 uf QUiitdUi I'he mini number of
volumes catalogued and accessluned
during the same period was 20,702, The
number of pamphlets actually received
during the yeur, by purchase, wns 10,-
850; by gift, 4U.247, uud the total number catalogued and accessioned was
15,274. The total number of cards written during the year was 150,025. In
uddltlon to this, 15,404 slips from the
printer were written, and for each of
these slips five printed cards were obtained. The total number of cards in
the Index catalogue, which wns open to
readers, ou the .list of December, 1887,
at the Astor branch was about Ntt.(KM),
at the Lenox brunch It was 27.NOO.
The total number of readers during the
year was 108,884, and the number of
volumes called for by readers' slips,
outside of those taken from the free
reference shelves, was 304,400.—Scientific American.
Queer Bequest of a Gambler.
A citizen of Kharkuff, Btissla, recently puivhnscd a statue of Apollo
Belvedere, which one of bis children
soon afterward overturned and broke.
Out of Its hollow; Interior rolled a little
bundle which, on being opened, was
found to contain Russian bauk notes
to the value of 8,000 roubles,, together
with a declaration of one Chevalier
lrlonun Prokheroff to the effect that
the money contained In lhe handkerchief was the proceeds of Ids gambling
transactions, and was designed lo build
a church. The slip bore a date lu the
year 1M0. lt Is supposed, therefore,
that the owner died suddenly and thus
was unable to carry out his pious design.      	
Let Down Kniy.
Ok'rk—I have been lu your employ
UOW going on five years, and I um gel
Ing the same salary I started with.
Proprietor—1 know It, but every time
that I've made up my mind to cut you
flown or discharge yuu something has
reminded uie of your wife and little
ones at home, and so I Just couldn't do
it, Then*, my man, you see I have a
heart as well as a head.
Never Heen There.
She And what business are you In,
Mr. le Hkiilllon?
He—l am a poet.
Bhe—Oil, how lovely! But I wonder
how II happens that I have never seen
any of your poems lu print V
Ho—I write ouly for the magazines,
Bhe—How are things lu Manila, anyway?
Ho—What do you mean?
Bho—Oh, excuse me. You sat thero
silent for so long Unit 1 got to thinking
you were with Dewey aud that thu
cable was still cut.
The shower that spoils a woman's
new bonnet is a rain of terror.
lu Germany "von*? implies nobility,
and all persona who belong to the nobility
prefix "vou'' to their family names without nny exception.
There are quite 100 roads of one kind
nnd another over the Pyrenees between
France mid Spain, but only three of these
nre passable for carriages.
A Kansas man is tlie owner of a floral
freak ill Hie shape o( a geranium plant
thnt Is morn than VI fret high. Tt grew
nine feel, in otic season.
•Toronto printer! have mmje a uVm.un!
for ih dKht hour dny.
Four ttfths of the members of the
Amamgamnter Association of Iron and
Steel workers work on tha eight-hour
em, and the rule has been gradually
put into effect since 1886,
Bricklayers Unton of Philadelphia
Ims tint Into effect the rule of -ir- cents
an hour, eight hours a day, ami a Imlf
holiday on Baturdays.
Tne Ijihor Union  of T.lltle Fulls,  N.
v., petitioned the board of education with
good effect lo have nil new work nnd
repairs nn school buildings none on tho
nine-hour day.
Milwaukee nnd Racine, 'Win., hnvo
city work und without reduction in
Buy  View Mills,  of Ihe  Illinois steel
mills, iiml the eight-hour day lately put
In force there working grandly.
Qulnnoss ftCo.,  the famous brewers
f port uml stout   In   Dublin,   Ireland,
started the eight-hour system inst month
OontlnUO as  u   llxeil  rule.
Brldgo nnd Kiriicturut iron Workers'
mi of Ht.  Louis, uud the brnss worker that (ily, got uu night-hour dny
this spring by united action,
Mu huh contractors of Buffalo N. v..
grunted tho eight-hour day to their
1,800 employes n tow weeks ngo, and are
ohango ami wondorlng why thoy didn't
do ll  before.
At Him Francisco tho new charter
contains a provision   that   eight   hours
Hhall  he a day's  labor ou  all   municipal
Work, nud fi a day the minimum WttgOB.
Hun  I-Ynm-lMfo printers BOOm    to   hi*
winning in their nine-hour light, as n
number of the largor plants have signed
the scale and fully tt5,iNH> worth of Jobs
hava been taken from the Typnlhetno
The nine-hour day Is enjoying a boom
Jnst now. Unions from nil over the Tuitions of levying an assessment fo help
the CttUSB along, and when the timo
ciinioa nearly every union will bo
J. it. Stetson, the non-union manufacture**, says: "This will never be a union
factory whilo t live, nnd I have made
arrangements to hnvo it continue after
I die. But the unions mny muke other
New York now hns that no printing
shall be done In any state prison, penitentiary or reformatory for the stnte except such printing as mny tio required
for or used In the building where tho
work Is done.
A Pittsburgh puper announces thnt
the laundries of the city, which havo a.
total value estimated nt $i,ooo,ooo, nro
likely to go into one company. The promoters of the trust figure that nt least
(100,000 can be saved by the new urrnnge-
ment in reducing the number of workers,
rent, tuxes, etc. Thus the grand work
of mobilising capital, destroying competition nnd centralising human effort goes
on nationally and locally.
The Independent whiskey distilleries
have combined nnd will be known ns the
Standard Co.; capital $30,wo,ooo.
Printers were on strike on tho Ht.
Louis Star three weeks nnd won out.
There Is u molders' strike un nt C'in-
The dally papers of Detroit are accused of having formed a combine nnd
closed their columns to organize labor
and mean to destroy unionism In that
city. Tbe Traders Council threatens to
start a dully labor paper.
The mill owners of lhe textile Industry of England are attacking the union.
At Newmlln a notice was posted in ono
of the largest plants informing orgnn-
Ized workers that they were locked out.
The trouble Is liable to spread.
British capitalists bnvo gobbled a majority of the stock of tho $76,000,00)
thread truat, und they nre now nbsorblng
tho thread concerns of Germany other
Kurnpenn countries, nnd nuother world's
trust wtll bo tlie result.
The Cheapest, moat comfortable sad direct route from Kaslo to all points In
Canada and ths United States.
The only line running through Tourist
Cars to Toronto, Montreal and Hoatos.
Through Tourist Cara to Ht. Paul dally.
Travel hy this line and have your baggage ehecksd through to deatlnatloH.
Dally connection from Kuslo exceiitinf
Sunday at 7:80 a. m.
For full information call on or ndd rest
Traveling Passenger Agt.,
Or Nelson, B, 9.
Distriut Passenger Agent,
Vancouver, li. (J.
The surveyor's chain
made it the shortest
transcontinental route.
It Is the most modern In equipment.
Ills the heaviest railed line.
It has a rock-bullaat roadhed.
It crosses no sand deserts.
lt wus built without land grant or government aid.
It Is noted for the courtesy of Us employes.
It Is tbe only line serving meals on th*
la carte plan.
For maps, tickets and complete information call on or address International
Navigation A Trading Company agenta,
K, A 8. railway agents, or
Kootenay connection at Bonner's Ferry Ida ,
Sunday and Wediiemlay.
Westward B,S0 a. m
Eastward 3.N p.m
C. Q. DIXON, General Agent,
Spokane. Wub.
F. L WHITNEY, 0. P. * T. A.,
It. Paul, Wm, '
"Ills mother's his sweetheart—the sweet*
pst. the bestl"
So SO*/ the while rimes lie bring!  to m.v
The roues I lint bloom wlieu life's summer**
Hut Ids love is the sweetest rose over my
The hive thnt hutli crmviii'd U1C—
A necklace oronnd me,
Thut closer to (loil und to heaven huth
hound uie!
"His iimther's his sweetheart I" Through
till the sud .vetirs
Hin  love is  ibe  rniulmw    that    shines
through my leiirsj
My light in Uod's dnrkncBs, when with my
dim eyes
1 see lint lhe Blurs iu llie storm of his
When 1 bow *m-tuh ilu> rod
And uo rose decks lhe sod.
His love llghls llie pnlliwiiy Hint  h-nds
me Io (Joil I
"Ills   uii'tlier'a   his  lived lieu r I,"    Shine
bright fm- his hei.
0 lu lit |>H mi life's lllgltWtl) ! and roses, lean
Tn the lips of my dtirllllgl and Hod uraiil
liis sun
And  his stars lo my ll lit! fill,  heiuitifiil
For his love  it lm iii crowned ino—
A net'kliieo ii run nil me,
And ,loser to (Idil mid tn heaven hath
linniid mol
- l.ai lies' Home J oi i run I,
SUM stood lu Ihe iluorwny or the
shuck nud watched htm trailing
down llie rond ufter the horses in
u i-loud of (lust,    When he hud passed
over the rise nud ihe Jingle uf harness
in me uo longer lo her ears she sut down
tiliiiii the doorstep wlih u troubled sigh.
The shunty, almost thi' one brown spot
In the tumbling wilderness of grnss,
was siuull und dingy nml redolent of
the mr paper tlmt covered its sides.
I-'ruiu Its one tile chimney there fnlii red
a ililn column of Biuoke that struggled
■\\enkly for n moment and then sunk
to the ground, bringing In Its midst a
shower of soot thnt touched lure and
there with grliuy fingers. Over the
whlte-i-uriulued window rnu a vine,
twining nbout the decaying sash in a
luxuriant profusion of foliage, heavy
with budded promise. One sprig, holder thuu the rest, slretehed Its length of
tender green across to the door, and
hung far down, swinging In llm wind
nud holding out lis curling tendrils,
like tiny Angers, iu wistful greeting to
the woman below. A row of lusty sunflowers  run   ft'OUl   lhe    house    lo    the
straw-thfitehed ham, holding up their
rotund faces for a kiss from the sun
nud forgetting entirely the timid devotion of ihe morning glories that wound
nbout their sturdy limbs und climbed
high up to offer lo their utihendlug masters it taste of morning dew from llielr
horns of scarlet nud gold. A hen, fussy
wlih lhe responsibilities of nn over-
li.'-ge family, busked lu the warm enrlh
and clucked unheeded warnings to ber
downy brood.
The woman took off her hat nnd laid
11 beside her. The breeze, fresh with
the smell of ripening wheat, blew ouio
her cheek und lingered to coax a stray
rloglet into her eyes. A grny squirrel
that had run from his burrow to snatch
a few crumbs paused to note her disconsolate attitude aud perked ills head
In Inquisitive wonder. A little way
fro nithe house the railroad crossed the
farm In n long stretch of yellow clay.
Sometimes Annette hud sut ou the ties
nud looked longingly Into the glimmering distance from whence she had come
nnd wished thnt she could go back, and
then grew afraid of herself that she
could make Btieh a wish. She remembered now, how, from the Hying train
sho had looked out upon a cluster of
buildings huddled close together for
warmth. It seemed, uml ('usually won-
tiered haw u person could live lu such
a place, and nfterwnnls, when she
found It was to be lier home and Jack's,
she felt with a sudden sinking of the
heart how dreary her life musl become,
Kveii then, strong with the fervor of
love, she had somehow reiillxed the
hopelessness of the iimleriuklug, ami
now that lhe nisejile flush of Ihe hou-
eyinooii had faded she sut up with a
dull pain In her head and a wave of
homesickness rolled over her.
Annette was, In truih. a child of civilization. She loved the noise and bus
tie of llle pity, lhe rattle or Inieks, the
rumble of cults, the clanging or cabto-
car g"»iiKs. lhe purr or the trolley; she
loved Ihe cries or Ihe slreet, lhe hurry
or fuOlBlopSi ihe shrieking of locomotives, lhe sounding of whistles; und ibis
morning Bhe thirsted with henrt sick
engeiness tot' Die (Ilglll of home, the
crowded t borough Tn res, (he brightly*
green pad lies of luwii, the smooth
slrelches of boulevard, the mot lied
stindow of the sun shining through the
haves, the glare of night Illumination
ou shiny iVOl puvemeuts. She longed
toy lhe shop windows, lhe lull buildings
llnd the smoke eiiuophd sky of her native city; for a sight of the ramlllar
ollb-c. II e Clicking typewriters, the pm-
ter of the ticker us It IhrtlSt forth its
long lougUC or dotted puper; her cushioned seat by lhe window, rrom which
she could look out on su tided roofs and
black Ihroufed chimneys, and where
voices of lhe pigmy streei tliulliludes
came up to ber In a murmuring babel
of tongues. All Ihls she had left for
tbe love uf lihn nnd she did love her
lint her world, how empty It wit's,
how lonesome uud still, how utterly for-
sakeii she had grown <o feel lu spite of
him. When she had first come the novelty had charmed her. The ulr was de-
llclously soft aud the grnss in Its first
greenness above the sod. Patches of
snow still lingered on the shudow side
of the swales; lu the sunny places the
crocuses sprang up nnd bloomed. Hut
now tbe grass was tall and the wind
swept through It in grewsome whispers
thnt mnde her think of a country graveyard. And every tall bearded stalk had
answered with a nod ot Its head ond
seemed to look askance at her with
knowing smile; the grasshoppers perched lu the shade nnd tslg-tzlgged In monotonous cadence, the gophers ctmttcrcd
Impudently aud tho plovers whistled
from above, aud with one accord tbey
seemed derisively to say, "Homesick,
homesick ---a bride and homesick." Aud
* -i she wns—mlseraly, unbearably so,
aud every one appeared to know lt suve
Poor. bUBJ Jack'. It was all work
wlih htm and no sympathy. In Ihe
uiorulng he hurried to tlie fields, he hurried frum the table, at night he hurried to bed that he might be the curly
riser thut the next day's labors demand*
ed. Thus It was, perhaps, that he did
not notice the shndows that deepened
In her eyes. At tlrst, wlih a little encouragement, she would have lold htm
all nud cried ll out on ids shoulder, nnd,
perhaps, fogeiber they might have
learned the lesson of endurance. But
uow her heart had enisled over and
hid beneath Us surface her sorrow. Suffering, doubt, grew In noxious luxuriance in her soul's garden ami threatened to choke out timid love. Tor this
she blamed hlin. She said, over and
over to herself, lhat he did not care,
ami then, out of loyally lo him, denied
ll, but al lust, ngulusl her Mill, she hnd
admitted the truth of the accusation.
Finally she hud lold It to the dog and
wept lulo his shaggy nm tie, und he hud
listened gravely nnd with InQulte patience, and licked her hand In fond
sympathy. Hut of lute II seemed tu lier
Ihnl he had deserted her cniise, uml. us
If lo reprove her discontent uml set au
example of ltdelll.v, lefl her side to follow his master ull the day long. And li
hnd come to this! She would nuswer
lhe pleadings of her soul; she would
leave him. She would go home, back
hi noise and bustle and lire; buck to
frlouds and volecful eoinpuulonship.
Strung the nod with sudden resolution,
she sprang to her foot ntul looked ut llie
clock. There wns timo to catch Ihe
down train. She bad money uf her
own, the remains of her spinster savings. She would take the pony aud
leave at the pout ollice a note that would
expluln the story of It ull to Jack. With
nervous fingers she set about tidying
the room. When this task was finished
she placed upon lhe table .luck's luncheon, noting with a tender smile some
of the things she had brought with ber
nnd which she wus about to leave—the
dainty tea urn, the sugar and cream
holders thut Jack had laughed at for
their smulltiess, the cup with a broken
handle that was reserved for him because of Its size nnd solidity. When
the table was set she covered It with a
pink net, nud turned to lay out her
pretty traveling dress that she had
worn but once before.
The train pulled In with a rattle aud
clung of brukes nnd she climbed aboard
and saw the house fade out of sight behind her. Presently, with a shock of
recollection, she sat up and pressed her
face to the pane. The tralu was passing through their farm. The low, sod
barn, the house with blinds pulled
down, and Prince, the dog, running
after the train nud finally censing, Bat-
18tied with having chased It off the
premises. At last there was Jack In the
hayttetd; he waved his hat gayly and
the horses looked backward over their
shoulders at their flying rival. With a
frightened gasp Annette shrank Iuto
tbe cushions. A flood of sickening anguish engulfed her. For the first time
the fnll realization that she was for-
SitklUg her husband crowded upon her.
She forgot the dreariness of the prairie,
the emptiness of Its landscape, the
acres of solitude; sbe forgot her desolation and suffering. Tbe vision of tbe
empty bono* smote hor i'1"* wot-da of
Jack's last good-by sounded In ber
ears; the presence of his kiss was upon
her lips.
She slowly straightened herself in
her seat and brushed her face ns If to
drive away the sight of It. Then a new
look came Into her eyes; a holy Are suffused her countenance, such ns might
have shone in the eyes of the Christian
maiden and blotted out fear of the
Yes, she would return! lt wns not
too late. She could take the next train
back, nud intercept that cruel note. He
should never read It—should never
The sun was sinking low Into the
western horizon when she came again
to the town, and Its golden light glorified the tall, red-lnrreted elevators and
softened    the   outlines   of   the   gaunt
fraiuo buildings until they looked no
longer hateful to her, She hastened
across Ihe sandy road to the postotllce
with almost a light heart.
"You sent the letter out to iny husband?" she cried sharply.
A numbing fear took possession of
her. lt wus, iheil, nfler all, too lute.
Already he hnd read the lines, nud
knew of her imwirely Intentions. Could
he ever love her—now? Aud lu her
desolation ihe need of his love, above
all things, grew apparent.
However. 11 should make no change
hi her resolve. Duty mill pointed out
the road. Wearily, regretfully must
she take up lhe dropped stitch of life;
perhaps, sometime, she could live It
The misery of Ihe hotnewurd ride she
can never forgot,    She shut her teeth
lu firm resolve uml clung desperately
lo the pony, while he tlew over the
rond; all the while lhe dull thuds or
his footsteps BOUttdod In her ears like
cotllu clods.
She SeeUlCd le see In her mind's eye
Jink's surprised greeting, his culm,
cold, t-ultlng words, than which sbe
would hither face death, she sobbed,
weakly, over and over.
Then, from the crest of the rise, Ibe
house came lu view. The picketed
horses eame trotting toward her lo the
length of thoir ropes, with many au
arch of the hack and friendly neigh of
recognition for their comrade. Prince
came running down the road, frantic
"With welcome, and Jack came to the
door with a skillet iu his hand.
"Supper Is ready," be cried gayly,
coming to lift her tenderly from tbe
What—what, she cried to herself, dizzily, could It he bo had never received
the letter. Theu she fainted lu his
Wben she revived she clung to bim
aud looked earnestly In his eyes; hope
leaped in her bosom. There wns no
cloud ou tils brow; he did not know.
When the dishes were cleared away
they took their chairs Into the front
yard. The moon was rising lu sleepy-
eyed spleudor.
"1 have something to tell you," he
said, drawing close to her. "Good
news," he added hastily, alarmed by
the look on her face. "I sold tlie farm
to-day, The Illinois man bought it,
paid every dollar lu cash, nnd 1 hnve It
here, and, best of nil, the letter that
camo this afternoon"—Bhe caught her
broath-*"was from the Journal, Briggs
snys I pfl i have my old place again, and
for me to come at once."
lie silenced her Willi a wave of his
hand. "I kuew." be continued, "that
you were dissatisfied: I saw It all along,
and It nearly killed me. I blamed myself for bringing you to such a place,
and—but   wait fill 1 get my pipe—"
A moment later she heard him knock-
In-: nlioiit In lhe house. Then she noticed Prince digging in ihe dirt and
caught ihe flutter or something while.
'•Bring ll here, sir'." she cried, sternly.
When he bud brought it. wlih reluctant stop ami downcast demeanor, she
saw it lo be a letter -her own letter to
Jack—the hateful letter, crumpled und
eurtli-slnlued, but—unopened. With u
cry of Joy she seized the dog In her
arms and kissed his earthy nose.   She
censed lier deiiioustrntlous a moment
tu nuswer .luck's voice from the door*
"Oh, In that package!" she replied.
"Why, cigars, 1 bought them for you
tO-day- the biggest ones I could llnd."
"I'm, um." said Jack, sniffing at them
suspiciously; "they ureulce. 1 Will suve
ihem for Sunday."
When be luul lighted his pipe aud taken 11 few sullsllt-d |m(Is. he reuuirked:
"Copley said he lefl two letlers for me
under lhe door, bin I could llnd only
oue.   1 suppose lhe wind blew il uwuy."
Aliucite said nothing, but stroked
Prince, uud he thumped his tail on the
ground and looked fondly, first at one,
then ut the oilier.—Indiana Stale Journal.
A   Cluim   That  He  Cuti   Outrun   the
A man on a horse la twice a mnn.
He feels more secure, Is braver, is In
every way more formidable. European
officers know this. In clearing the
streets of Paris only cavalry are used.
We call out the Infantry or the militia
and have to shoot people. In Europe
they use the fiat of a sword held by a
mounted man. No unarmed body of
humanity will staud the Impact of
horses. They melt before the charge
like snow. It Is the uucoutrolluble instinct to get out of the way, nud to do
lt as soon ns possible. Some day we
will grow wiser ou this side of the Atlantic. Just now we have fifty Infantry
companies of militia to one of cavalry.
Many of our militiamen are unable to
puy for the keep of a horse, which Is
expensive, eveu if a man does the currying and bedding with is own hands.
Many others of them would not know
what to do with a horse if they luid
oue. This Is bad, but with the trolley
nnd the bicycle crowding the steed of
our fathers closer and closer to the wall
there is not much chance that it will
be bettered. Five hundred yeurs from
now, unless all signs fall, gray-beaded
college professors, with plnno-leg calves
nnd eight eon-Inch chests, will be lecturing upon an extinct animal and re-
eoivstruetiug him for the benefit of students from a piece of stifle nnd a front
I believe that the horse Is the swiftest animal In the world. One hears
strange tales of the speed of the antelope, the white-tailed fawn, the springbok, the elephant, 'the jnck-rabblt and
the wolf. The fustesi of these Is the
American untelope. and I have never
seen one lhat a good pony could not
best. As for the rabbit or any kind of
deer, the horse will simply run over
him. Taking Into consideration tbe
fact that the horse generally carries
more than 150 pounds of rider, saddle
and gun, one gets an Idea of how much
superior he is. A speedy pony will outrun a greyhound. I have seen this
tried. It is eustomnry among men who
use them to give the dogs all the law
•sisslhlc In order to avoid riding over
them. In hunting with a brace of very
good coursing hounds five years ngo It
was found that there were five ponies
In the party which would outfoot the
dogs, and one or them, a gray of undoubted mustang ancestry, If given the
lilt, would do his best to run over them
and killed them. He did not like them.
They belonged to his owner ami he
was Jealous.-Chicago limes-Herald.
Japan was originally civilized by way
of China; to-day Japan scuds scholars
and men of science to Instruct the Chinese.
France pay» In pensions every yenr
70,000,000 francs, of which 20,000,000
are suhstructed from the salaries of officials.
Java Is said to Ih- the region of the
globe where It thunders oftencsf, having thunder storms, on tn average, P7
days or Ihe year.
It takes thirty seven specially con-
strucled and equipped steamers to keep
the submarine telegrupb cables of the
World In repair.
Deafness Is more common In cold
countries than lu warm climates, the
ear being very sensitive to atmuspherlc
There are something like 40,000 public schools In Japan. The buildings are
well built aud very comfortable, education being compulsory,
It hus been staled tbat Ihere are In
thu United States over fifty distinct secret orders, wilh over T0,uou lodges and
.VMm.iHHi members.
A slory Is In circulation to the effect
that the city of Washington stands ou
leased ground, nud thut the lease must
lie renewed In 1800.
There have beeu over sixty lions In
the London Koo during the hist fifty
years, ninny boing presents from the
Queen or members of the royal family.
A writer In the Arena declares Hint
500,000 men now do the work, with the
old of machinery, which needed 10,000,-
000 persons to do a few years ago.
Truth.—The soul lives by truth and is
uourlshed nnd developed by truth.-
Kev, Father Maekey, Oathotlc, Cincinnati. Ohio.
Love and Duty—Love makes thi
best of every condition; love is the
guarantee of duty- Rev. Charles M.
Shepard, Presbyterian, Evanstou, Wyo.
Ideals.* We nro the missionaries of
the Ideal, the conscience of the universe, i lo- soul of which nature is hut
ih« body, XL Maugusarlau, Ethical
Culture. Chicago, 111.
The Home. A house with fine ap*
--ointments Is not u home, but the oneness of purpose, the love nnd coutldence
bestowed muke the home. ltev. F. 11.
Lewis, .Methodist, Bultlmore, Md.
Music and Heaven. Tho nearer one
gcis to heaven the more he likes music.
The only time Jesus sun-; wus Jusi heroic lie wns taken by the soldiers.—
Uwlghl L. Moody, Evangelist, New
Vork City.
The Average Mnn. An average man
may by perslsteul employment of average faculties come to achieve genius,
come to bo a class out or ihe ordinary,
come lo lie u lender, ltev. Thomas Van
Ness. Baptist, Boston, Muss.
The Soul.—A pool of water Is u thing
of beauty when the moon shines on it,
and the smallest soul thut oyer
brejithed Is a miracle when ihe spirit
of Cod Is reflected ihereln.—ltev,Ueorgo
11. Ilcpworth, Congregutloiiallst, New
York City.
The Sayings of Jesus.—Jesus' sayings
Impress us not as the excogttattno of
ihe student, hut us the inspirations Unit
huve come to one lying under broad
trees oi- sitting on mountain tops to
think.-ltev. Dr. Frank Crane, Methodist, Chlt-ugo, III.
Codlike Acts.—Never do we perforin
an net more like to the godlike net of
our heavenly father than when we
cause the Mowers of Joy nnd gladness to
grow lu hearts tlmt were barren und
desolate before. - Cardinal Ulbbons,
Catholic, New Orleans, Lu.
Individualities.—We nre made rrom
varying materials like ihe parts of the
organ's iiiecluiuism, und the lesson of
lis harmonious workings to u grent result tenches us to respect our own Individualities. — Bishop Henry C. Potter,
Episcopalian, New York City.
Harmony.- Let our conduct harmoh-
Ize wlih our knowledge of the mysteries of Cod, uud so living in obedience
to his precepts iniiko certain our life of
happiness through the endless ages.—
ltev. M. (i. Itynii, Episcopalian, San
Francisco, Unl,
Muklng a Church-Put the Chrlstllffl
into lwo or three men and women antl
you have ihe vital nucleus of a church.
You cannot make a church of a thousand ceremonial automatons.  The key
lo lhe kingdom of heaven Is u life, ami
ihe church must keep pace with a
Christ who is alive forevermore.—Hev.
VC. *1\   llOU'lllll.-..   llv-IUp-cll-M,   llllltal.l   Ol*
cbnrd, Muss.
Of Society.- Society as n whole needs
religion uud morality for the development of the highest civilization nud
culnire.Wlthout the proper working of
these two factors u human brotherhood
marked by tolerance aud the absence
of haired Is Impossible.—ltev. Dr. William Rosenau, Hebrew. Unlttmore, Md.
Men and Scholars.-The object of ihe
dny Is not to muke scholars less scholarly, but to bring ll to their hearts that
the whole attitude of the Scripture
upon the matter menus that it is ibe order or lhe divine Intention thut u uiuu
should be n man before he Is a scholar.
—Rev. Dr. Charles H. Park hurst, Presbyterian, New York City.
Yoitth.-A decision for the right In
youth means n peaceful old age und a
triumphant end. The bird of earthly
love now singing In bowers of youth nt
the bridal altar und In the home circle
shall be transformed Into the bird of
paradise, trilling the music of henveu.
-Rev. Dr. T. M. Qrlth, Methodist, Philadelphia- Pa.
Ilo.*.   BelM'tral-iv  K«|»t "   Mou   i->	
Oblntiiliiii n i'n»aiiinn.
The danger ol hiring loo much te .,!
ways uinie i mini Hen I thuu thai of siylnjj
imi little.   The u   who Is convinced
In- lu- approximated Uo- virtue*- of the
Creator, und lnsWt* a]  II to hi- fellow
 n, i- nlways more offensive than the
man who secadlv lielieves It, bul spare**
t'1" ■■■■' ■*■*«
knowledge of the
ul  tr
A story recently ivluted to a repre
sentallve ol Hardware by the head ol n
large hardware house in Nov York. Illustrate- ilo- case in point   Something of
this   merchant's   dlsposlti nay    be
gleaned fiom the fait thai, wben speak
Ing of his employes, ho Bays "the boys,'
will* an affectionate Intonation, born oi
long pppreeintlon of Iheir good point-,,
ami kind toleration fm* their occasional
M was ilu- intention of the houso ti
imi another representative nu the mad.
and the in.hi they had iu view had been
favorably, though not thoroughly, known
lo   (hem   hu   a   long   li     Ni-fjoti.iliiin-
Iwerc about concluded, and the signing ol
,i remunerative contract hy tho (talesman
wns regarded by liim us a moro matlcr "I
form, Al a thud interview with hi- pros
pcctlve employer, uml evidently with tin
idea of further Improving the latter with
hla desirability; lie said: "Mr.        . I am
| an older man than you. I have been If
this btudncM for twenty live years, mid 1
wish lo mid that I have never made u
■ As the would-be employer reached oui
on his desk iu an nbBtrneleil manner, and
gathered in Hu- unsigned contract, which
he  slowly   loie  up   iu   Ihe   snine  absent
minded manner, he remarked that it wait source of keen regret to him Iiml In
simply couldn't afford to employ such u
valuable man: Hint there was nol a man
connected with the house, from hiinsoll
to ihe dago who sorted the refuse papei
every morning, who was nol constitute
making mistakes nml profiling h.v the es
perieiu-e: ami Unit. Hie direct result oi
the placing of n perfect man among tin
force would he Immediate demoralization
As ihe perfcrl mnn slowly wended lib
weary wny up (he street it probably oo
currcd to liim (1ml he had smashed n
beautiful record,
I'll*   Mini   Kuril!)   io    lit.    rfro|ilunl
lilnmlti   i>   Till)   I linen,
■\Mnullii nml the Mi'ilh- i mtain." says
Kdgiil   Sulllls "i     with  which   tiie!
I nl ut strategy bus it.it reekuiu-d.   1:
Uthc moMpilto.   There i- lhe red i-neiii) '
llio  damage  front   iiinrk-mteu  .unl    ma
there an1 ni her foe- ,,i ■■ -,-. There is the
climate to begin with. Hut it i- an on
pioded iheon  thai   lu the unmerHmaleil
the at sphere ol the tropic* is ueeeuar
ily pci un hm-.    It i- .in exploded notion
j too, thai   it   i- responsible fur di-.u-<-
v moidy attributed lo ii.   Anaemia i.
frequent, but If i- nm doc to heat. M---
•m is a- familiar witli it a- Manila. Cei
; tain affection*- oi the llvei arc nlso fre
origin ami by prapei precaution* may h
ivoided. Sun-nroke, also, i- due to ,. mi
| -rube, and that, a- the writer Im- see
n somewhere Unci*. Hinted, 'in spite o
the inl-.Uken etomologj perpetrated bi
erroneous iiouien latnre.* There remait-
the vjhrion ol mn la rln .imi the lucitlu-* •■
lover, which, like the wind, have been
-tuppowd t-i conic no une know whence
unl i„ blow wheresoever it listed. Recent
uve-itlgnlions have traced ih germs to
i definite agency, h i- Uie moMpilto Hu'
t-onvey* ihem.   There te ihe enemy,"
ome of Onr ' n Horn Would Knjoy I'nhiK
It on lhe Moiiii.irdK.
Here Is n toy f'>r the navy- one which
some of the navy's men would enjoy
playing wlih. It Is a Dreggos-Schroe-
der Blx-ponpd rifle. It can lire thirty-
three shots a minute, aud lis projectile
enn pierce threo inches of steel at n
distance or three miles,  it is the now
Useful Thlcf-Catoh' r.
A simple tblef-cutcher has been Invented for the protection of money
tills. It consists of au electrical connection between the till nud some point
where nu alarm cau readily bu heard,
A boy who had for a loug time been
stealing his master's money was
brought up before a London .fudge.
The minder said that In consequence
of the loss of smnll sums from the till
he had the clerks' drawer fitted with
electric alarms. In the absence of one
of the clerks,' tho prisoner tampered
with the till, wheu the electric alarm
raug, und ho was caught.
gun which has just been placed on the
revenue cutter tircsluiin.    It will be III
charge of tl Ull tier I'iuu, win- nas been
on the old culler Andrew Jackson and
on the Oreshain for twenty-six years.
The G realm tn has only ono six-pounder
rifle, hut she could easily Increase her
nruiniiicut by four or five more. Bho
Ims a speed of twenty-one miles an
hour, lint her chief weapon of offense
Is her torpedo tube.
Pretty Japanese Cualiim.
At the birth of ft Japanese baby n tree
In planted, which must remain untouched till the marriage of the child. When
that hour arrives the tree Ih cut down
and a skilled cabinetmaker transforms
fhe wood Into furniture, which is nlways cherished by the young couple as
the nmst beautiful of tbe ornaments lu
the house,
The l.ovei-nmciH McimIn mi  l*\|M'.l   Ii
I-'sIiiIiIImIi I'.vi-i-rlim'iHul  l-'imn-t.
Agriculture in Alaska bus many pecti
Haiiiies. mnl also, in the opinion of soim
well*Informed people, many hiiposslhlll
lies. To determine Ibis latter point i
the mission of I'ii.f. ('. c. Georgeson •
Kansas, who has been sent hy the gen
eritl governiiicitl lo lhe territory to mak
experiments, lie will establish farms ii
the various sections, One of these wil
he lot-ated somewhere on lhe soutlien
const, one ul Cook Inlet, oue on Radial
Island, ami one in ihe neighborhood •>'
Circle City. Huch will he devoted to th,
culture of cereals and vegetables thai ar
known to thrive in .similar soil
and climate elsewhere, in boiiu
purls of Alaska almost nny kim
"f vegetation will thrive that grows ii
lhe far norlliern slates. On the Telle
reindeer reservation, mwr llerlng strait*
potalocs ns large us hen's eggs are raise-
every Rummer, and on the Yukon, not fa
from Circle City, n colony hns successful!,-,
cultivated ull tlio hardy cereals and vaii
ous kinds of vegetables, although tht
plough llial prepares the ground for po
tnto-plnnthig scrapes the top of the ice.
At no time docs the thaw at that point
go deeper than two feci, but the sun
shines so continuously and fiercely uji
there—tlio thermometer iu midsummer
averages (111 devices iu the shade--tlmt
plant life is forced to maturity much
more rapidly than in the stales.
It is suid tlmt it has been decided to
have the entire country of the South
African Republic .surveyed geologically.
Women Everywhere Exprese'thelr
Gratitude to Mrs, Pinkham.
tin. T. A. WALDON, Glbmn. Qa.. writer.
"Dear Mrs. Pinkhamt—-Before taking your medicine, lifo was a burden
to me. I never saw a well day. At
my monthly period I suffered untold
misery, and a great deal of the time I
was troubled witb a severe puin in my
side. Before finishing the first bottle
of your Vegetable Compound I could
tell itwas doing me good. I continued
Its use. also used the Uvcr Pills and
Sanative Wash, and have been greatly
helped. I would like to have you use
my letter for the benefit of others."
lira. FLORENCE A. WOLFE, gift Hulbtrry
51., Ltncuttr, Ohio, wrltM i
" Dbah Mas. Pinkham:--For two
years I was troubled with what the
local physicians told me waa infiuinnin-
tlon of the womb. Kvery month I suffered terribly. I hud taken enough
medicine from the doctors to cure anyone, but obtained relief for a short
time only. At lust I concluded to write
to you la regard to my case, and can
say that by following your advice I am
now pefectly well."
i-lra. W. R, BATES, ninifltM, Uu, wrttM i
" Before writing to you I suffered
dreadfully   from  painful  menstrua*
tion, leiu-orrlocii and sons feeling In
the lower pari of the bowels. Now my
friends want to know what makes me
look so well. 1 do not hesitate one minute in telling them what has brought
about this gn-at change. I cannot
praise Lydia K. Plnkham's Vegetable
Compound enough. It is tbe greatest
remedy of tlie age."
Mrs. Ilortor (whose daughter is nt
the piano)—They lell me you have an
ear for music, Mr. Huimiuer. Hitmaiier
—Yes; but by all meant let your daughter go on with her playing and uot
mind me.—Boston Trauscrlpt.
The married men make the greatest
fool* of themselves In the name of Patriotism; the unmarried mon still have
nn nvetnie open In Love.
The luiiuuu nice is but a contest for
Why nol try NATHAN'S reliable inks V
Any kind, quality or price. Mock of
Type, ink and Sundries
on h»nd tt gpotano Amerjcan Type
 Branch ot „       .      . _ r
10 Monroe Street,
Uiirllngame, Gil., accredited aud limited
to 50 boys, Tho location und lurround*
ings, together with the nhneil perfect climate ami careful attention to mental,
moral and physical training, easily placet
lloltt's a ig the foremost schools for
hoys on the coast   S. V. Chronicle.
-Ighth year begins  Aug. 0.   Ira Q,
lloitt. I'll.I)., Principal.
Tbe fad for burnt oraugo i- carried in
Paris to the extent of having ro*es ol
llial color ou Inn..
A powder to be shaken into the shoes.
At tliis season your feet feel swollen, nervous, und hot, and get tired easily. If you
have imartiiiK feet <»r tight shoes, try
Allen's Poot-Lase. It cools the feet and
makes walking easy. Cures swollen and
mealing feet, blister* and nillotis spots,
Uelieves corns and bunions of all pain uud
fives rest and comfort Ten thousand tes-
-imoHials of cures, Tryittot/av, Sold by
.11 druggists and shnf stores forSSc.    Sent
iv mall for 25c lu turnips,   Trial package
••'UK1'.     Address  Alleu  S.   Olmsted.   U
!uy, New York.
A -ul keeper in Springfield, <».. who
vos thoughl too poor to sup|torf hi- bim
ly. Informed liis wlfo on id- deathbed
that In- had buried money in the -.idu ol
ihe house. Aftor the fmicral -lie round
The ■_ un tree- of Victoria arc the tall-
wl trees in tho" world. The) average 800
feel  high.
"A Perfect Type of the Highest Order of ,
Excellence in Manufacture."
in:\vAiti. ok oivmr.vis nm ca.
\n mercury will n-in-ly destroy the nynae ot
nidi ana completely alt-i-uin*-* Hi-- whole uy**
em when entering it tim.tii-ii ttie mucous *»r-
iici'H.    SUOh  article* Should never  be  un-il  u>
.■|,t an prescription! (rota reputable piiyni-
l-int*. as the dmnnge they will <lo la. ten-ri>M
ii Hip ([ooil you can i-oKf-llily derlvs from them.
■mil's Catarrh Cure, manufactured by F, J
iheney &. "Co.. Toledo, o.. contslns no mer-
ury nml in taken Internally, sctlng dlnctlj
limn the blood and mucous surfaces of lbs »>■«**
em. in buying Hall's Catarrh Curs ov *»ir«-
mi get tin- genuine, it tn taken Internally,
md made In Toledo, Ohio, by v. J. Cheney *
m.    Testimonials free.
-•■■..I by  ■'■lo'i-i.-*''.  price TM i>*-r bottle.
um]'-- Family  imi-. .-*■<■ ths lu-a-
Tho -uiiilo-vci* ii cultivated  i anv
l-hiropeitn countrien.   In Itintsiu the seeds
ne [lurched ami  eaten  like  peanut**
he United Stales.   'I'he nil I- used
Humiliating, and often for ciiliu.uy *
For IntaiKs aud Children.
lie Kind You Hate Always Bought
Bears the
The dehrl.-i lefl from coral nude into
rUi-le-anf jewelry, etc., i- crushed, -nn
■.I .-md sold a- .i loath powdri ot a high
rhe by Italian perfumers.
ITf I'eriniiiimitlv Cured, N<> Duor nerroutnes
'!• i/ier il-st ihij-'s un, ur Ijr. Klin**'*- «''r»i
■tv'   iesinrer.   Send for Vl.t.%.   SS.oo iri»l
..Itlt-Hiiiltreullse.   DR, fl, IL, K__N£, Ltd., xt.
>ti<li atrwt, l-hiludelpUIa, I_
One .if the novel idea- of decoratii
Ilect In Japan is lo catch fireflies, kw
hem iu a cage or hov. of wire until guest
least-. P
a ih
- have ii
I.  1-.
or.  Out.,
 tr-yoTETnr. same.	
Is it Wrong?
, Get it Right.
Keep it Right.
Moore'i n.fealrd Kern*-'!** a ... _oil. Three
40SIS *•*■■'■- make yea feel teller. Gti It Irom
••our dru-rrtit or in- w.-.n:euledruf bOBM, ol
fcoin Btevsrt A Uomti Drat Ca, Sesttle.
The river Nile has Ita rises, but tho*
that du mischief are not frrauent. During
the Inst 1,000 years there hu- been onlv
ono sudden rise of the Nile, thai nl [820.
when ;tti,iwii'i people were drowned.
■ MOttl-HIVK
| LAlli IM M
.     _       _ _ioi'p*---d »i"i.'fs
H'.ffsiv IM Isabella Bldff.Cble*w
So, -JT. "Oft.
..Great Removal Sale..
A Half-Million  Dollar  Stock to  Be
Closed Out.
Work will loon be completed on our new five-story building we
are to occupy, and as we intend to place only new goods upon its
shelves our present immense stock must be promptly disposed ol.
We have
To such an extent that it is to the interests of everyone to buy now.
AU mail orders filled at Removal Sale Prices.
Pounders' Co.,
Hereole* Specie!
Price, emly lltS.
tewet tbst will iii. .on Boot; and
Bake yon money. Hercales Enjlin
■re tbe cheapest power known. Bun
Gasolins or Distillate Oil; no smoke,
fire, ar dirt Par pnmplof, running
lalry or lira Machinery, the; hare n.
equal. Automatic la action, perfectly
aafa and reliable.
Sees br Illustrated catalog
Hercules Gas
Engine Works
Uj SL, 8aa Prudaia, Cal
tmmtmttmtmmttttmar.y --1 •-■ l vi : -.-- x'-< "   "   *>r*I*_>_>_>J •': ►I*I*>I*_>I*J >•   vi'vrr i'M'Vh-l •■! ",I*1*I*I*'I''>I»I*I*I*I'M
CRANBROOK : : : British Columbia.
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# A proof of the value of Cranbrook
Ik property is that heavy commercial and
$j financial companies are buying it!
The end of the G N- R Ry. will be in Cranbrook before August 22.
|The Construction Headquarters
Will be in Cranbrook until the road is completed to Kootenay Lake, the terminus
for a year or more.
••'* BE!l__fflBB_«_E___^^
<^J^-S-S_&4WWW*^-a-t-4*-4*-4*^^ .SLStS* ?_ fi-ff tS&SS4&4aV*^-4t*4S21l£4SHC£&4e4e4421Bl*$ {p*****=*ff**4=IWJ=8: f-,-15- ^-aV^^4t-K-^^4*-4t-«-l*-:
f$ | Work on the Cranbrook and North Star * Prices on company lots have not
I Railroad will be started soon, making | yet been advanced, although sales
. f I Cranbrook Its initial point, as well asbe= J from second and third hands have t machine shops will be started in a few
M I ing the only divisional point of the C. N. t been made at an increase of ioo per
r. *. i ccni. a
For further information, maps and prices of lots apply to
Victoria and Vancouver.
Work on C. N. P. round house, repair and *
C. P. R. Land Commissioner, Winnipeg, Man.
V. HYDE BAKER, Local Agent, Cranbrook, B. C.
The close of the present week will see
the Crow's Neft Pas* railway making its
entrance into Cranbrook. The event is
not Hit unexpected one hy any means, and
tiie time that lhe road would reach this
point has been so accurately predicted
in the past, that naturally the people
have gtCWU to accept it as a matter of
* fact. To the majority, who have Accustomed themselves to the idea, the event
will lm utterly devoid of anything in the
way nf sensational lea lures, aud in some'
ways, will be commonplace indeed.
Tiie statement that Cranbrook has a
railroad cal'lles with it little that is new,
since it has been so well known for
months that Cranbrook was lo have a
railroad. Aud yet, the day that Cran*
hrcok acquires means of transportation,
opens up for this town vast possibilities,
■ml lo the thinking mind, gives a
glimpse of the wonderful future 111 store
for this place. Tins is not truo for all
towns that secure tbeir first railroad.
Hut with Cranbrook, conditions control
the situation, and give ample basis foi
the distinction that te nit-.de, Craubrook
is centrally located, aud the natural sup
ply point fur a large and rich territory-
To such a place, transportation facilities
mean everything. The railroad furnishes
the only link necessary to insure the
success of Cranbrook.     It   places   ibis
town iu direct communication with tin*
coal, mining aud timber sections east
and west, and with tbe wholesale markets of Canada, ll will permit the large
houses that have been waiting for transportation facilities, lo open up in Cum-
brook and g-'t in their Blocks without
further delay. It will give mining com*
panic** ibiini^b'Mit South Hast Koolcnay
tlie •pporiuuity to bling in their tuachin-
•cy for the development of their properties,  it will "pen South BbbI Kootenay _
riches to the people  of the Atlantic nnd
Pacific coasts. It will give Cranbrook
direct telegraph and express facilities,
In fact, the Hdvetll of tbe railroad in
Cranbrook means lhe dawn of lier era ol
uroipcrity. In this day and age, no!
country without transportation facilities1
can advance, and uo town without a i
railroad can expect lo hold its own in1
the race for supremacy, Cranbrook, by ,
nature ami by man, lias been made lhe
central and Important point, and the I
railroad   limply  euipbasi/.es   lhe sftlia*
tion. The laying <>i ihe rail*) to Cran \
brook litis week in itself is nut such an
important fail, llut ibis work, as »
forerunner of what is to follow, ns on
eye-opener for the fulure, as a glorious
prediction of the permanent prosperity
that is the rlull!fill heritage of Cranbrook, means much in every way.
Lor this reason, as well as lur mauy
others of the same nature, Tin. If i-;kai.i>
is supremely happy this week.
j second, no mailer v here a man wants to
go in .Southeast Kootenay, he will naturally come to Cranbrook lo make a start.
The war between the States and Spain
I i.s over, and now the war in congress will
j begin. Ami, if we are not badly mistak-
I en In Indications the latter war will be a
hot one.
The Kaslo Kootenajan has taken rapid
strides forward under lhe able editorial
management of Harold Rolee. Mr.
llolce is a most entertaining writer, and
possesses a charm of expression that is
pleasing to an extreme degree.
Many men have left Kast Kootenay tc
make a fortune more rapidly in lhe Klon
dike, have met only with misfortune, and
are now reluming to this country to get
their start again. Southeast Kootenny
is a splendid field for operations, except
for lhe doctor and undertaker.
Tbe good Lord. In His wise discrimination, has created all kinds of men in
making up the human family, and, as a
rule, it is possible, by the aid of philosophy anil calm reasoning to figure out the
use of each kind on this earth. There is
one exception, and that is lhe man who
pays f 2 per year for a newspaper, and la
hors under the delusion thnt he carries
the burden of the institution upon his
shoulders. No man has ever been able
lo figure out what use such an Individ
ual was to the world or htm elf.
Some men treat both their dogs and
their wives well. All men treat their
dogs well.
Baillie seems to be still able to dominate the policy of the Fort Sleele Prospector, This is unfortunate lor I'ort
Steele ami Mr. Grace, the proprietor.
The Auiercan stockholders in lhe I,«
Roi mine 1 ave discovered lhat llie process of injunction is as formidable iu
Britisb Columbia as it is in the United]
No man comes lo Southeast Kontcir y
now without coming io Cranbrook,
There "»re good reasons for this. Pi'st,
a visitor to Ibis pail of the country list*
urnlly wants lo sec  Ilu* best town; ami,
R, C. Edwards, the erratic and brilliant editor of tbe Wetaskiwiu Free
Lance, is taking a vacation.   Evidently
lie is new at tlle business. If not, he
would know that a conscientious editor
of a weekly newspaper has no license to
take a vacation. Or, to put the matter
more plainly, he has not the coin. How
this man Edwards has reached the vacation klage in the life of a publisher at
such an early dale is a mystery, and if
he fails to offer an explanation there
must necessarily be a cloud on bis pro
fesstonal honor.
The new Kootenaian editor, criticising
the junketing trip of Michigan editors
through Canada, refers to them in terms
of derision aud characterizes them as "a
lot of hungry, small editors." If there
is to be class distinction in the jourunlls*
tic field, Mr. llobc, where is the line In
be drawn? Although this is nothing lo
us, we do nol like to see llle aspersions
cast upon the country in the column
broadside delivered last week by tl:
Kooteiuiittil, Some editors me fools, but
all fools are not editors.
Contractor Egnti moved a portion of
his "gang" from east of here lo his camp
west, to expedite operations.
Collcnder & Sandgrcen's big outfit
passed through here Monday, bound for
Robson to work on ihe new road.
Contractor Haverty, with Egan&Co,,
was an arrival iu lown Sunday afternoon.
A Hkrat.D reporter arrived this mom-
ing from Wardner, aud reports that lie
passed the construction train about ten
miles this side of that place, apparently
making good headway. Nearly a whole
day was lost Tuesday on account of the
large amount of o/.one in the atmosphere
at that time, exhilianiting the men to
such un extent they were unable to work.
Con-/actor O'Niel put on a number of
Guy Campbell _ teams just west of the
lown, on the upper et d of his contract.
Monday, A change made iu tbe location of tlie roadbed through the town
and yarns- a few weeks ago, mnlrtiallv
Increases Mr  O'Nell's woik.   Iir Boy's
he will not be caught by the steel.
Tuesday a large number cf men came
from the lower end of his work, near lhe
canyon, and all his work east of town
will be completed today, if not yesterday. The cut opposite Engineer Pratt's
office, while shallow, is very hard In
work, the formation being a cemented
wash, exceedingly hard lo pick and shovel, and of course it cannot be blasted.
***** *****ft*#*##*##^fc***#**
Burglars are at work at New Westminster.
Kamloops is enjoying open-air band
11. A. C. headquarters will remain in
lloal stealing is becoming a 'Tad" at
Nelson is lo haveagarbage crematory,
erected by private enterprise,
Cassiar electel the government candidates without opposition, practically.
A photographer's war is on at Rossland—ioc per dozen for best pictures.
An enormous shoot of ore has been
found iu the Virginia mine, Kossland.
latest advices say that the salmon are
appearing by the thousand and million.
Eor the first time in a year and a half
the teal-estate market in Rossland is active.
Two Victorians who were out on the
Fraser in the big storm, have not turned
up since.
Pied McLeod, a trainman, recently
lost two fi ugent while coupling near
A New Westminister man is out wilh
a big "display ad" for a woman to become his wife.
Storekeepers in Vancouver whose awnings li-uig lower than the statutory limit
are being pulled.
Tin; Slickine River Journal denies the
sensational reports lately made about
rich Btrikcs iu Cut-slur,
There is an epidemic of measles among
the score or so of Chinese children in
Chinatown, Vancouver.
Herman  0, Tlcdeman, a promising
young musician of Victoria, was burned
to death recently in a Chicago lire,
lion. Col. linker lui-* donated a special
nri%! of f 15 for competition at the provincial full fair, says the New Westminster
Mrs. Smith, widow of "Soapy" was iu
Vain ouver recently, 611 tonic l<> Skagway, to secure the remains of her husband.
A diuiiken row among some fishermen
011 the North Ann road, near IU-velsloke
recently, resulted in lhe slabbing of one
of lhe participants.
Surveyors on the Trail Creek road left
a transit standing on the track a few
days ago. A Irani eame around the
curve; a new transit will cost f 250.
M J. Honey, contractor for the construction of the Skagoay and While Pass
railroad, is advertising fu* laborers, guaranteeing i*3 30 a day, says the Vancouver
ICd llaum has disappeared and there i>
every reason lo believe the theory of his
friends lhat be has met wilh a fatal accident or taken his own life, says the Kaslo Kooleuaiau of August 4.
Vet another railroad is to be built in
West Kootenay. According to the Revelstoke Herald A, E. Doucet, of Montreal, has commenced tlie survey for a
rail oad from Arrowhead through Ihe
Laid enn to Koolcnay lake.
The body of Joseph McGibbons, which
•us buried eight months ami 22 days ago
llder 11 snnwsllde near  Kaslo. has been
found,  well p'eserved, by his brothers,
who have made an unremitting search
for his leiuains ever since his toss.
Commercial Hotel,
CRANBROOK, B. C.   j*   j*   .*
New, Neat and Roomy.
This house has just been completed aud is oue of llie largest iu Southeast
Kootenay, Ollice and bar room the most commodious to be found in Ibis region.
Pining room large aud appointments complete. Transients will find this house
will meet every requirement,
.   .     Proprietor.     jI    «*»    -»••*    ***■•**
(balehf ii-rnutii)
Builder and Contractor,
Ail kinds nr .lolibiliji promptly attended tn.    Ivi
tiinates [iirnlilii'il on a-iplli-atii ll.
The Imperial Fire
Insurance Co.
Crtnbrook, B. C.
Now is lhe time lo Insure.
Rates Moderate. Protection Sure.
Promptly Attended tc.
1. ih>-nniWuiiMirti, N. Itatimii, lierohf ulvt
mil leu- thnt I 1 ut mil tu amtly to tin* i lilel i ■■in
liiisiloiii-rnf Units nml Wurki far 1 mnli-iuii
in 1 it ur lm ir uno linwlrnl nml -lm y nt-i«» of I11111I
nil (Irilllliy 1 ii-'k, Ninth I'mi h(Mil-'liny, iIum-
itrllisil n< r<iiii-w-t- riunau'iit'ini* Ht tlm im-th-
fl'iHi tiomer, .u-iuiu (*wi luriji clmint mutli fn 111
luiiitioait corner ut ueurirs Mutt's iiurohnso,
i.oi'.'siMti 1. mu Tra«)! Cteeki tlienw(-Ki) forty
rlnlns went, Minn-" llm forty i-Jiilm hdi-iH,
iti.'iii-" .ni' r.i'iv i'IhiIii- en*.!, tin-in- ii.if.il/
cliruim north In [n-lul nf riiiiiiiietiiu'liieiil.
Im..- I \\'H*.ii. ll. <'., lii.hmi-, km.
■ NIIIK KmtKMK CIII'liT  Ml'   llltlTISII
1 o>i.r\iitu.
In Ni<- in-ill."-'nf the "Whirr Chum, ('nunillila-
llitll Art M 7," mnl liitliniuallt-nif I In* t mill-rank Witli*)- t'nni|*ny. UiiiJtej.
NOTIl'Bli liereliy given Htm ftmllttmhas
 iiiiii'iiin tii" iiiMiiiit iii-uuti) uf uu-
*-"ii|.rpinrl'"iiit nf llll l«li I'nltimhl-t nt N'ttlNiiii,
ltrlll4.lin>li 111 tin. in-*, In-* fnrai-i-itllt.nl** uinl-*i-
HH-ll-n.l.m 1I111 Hliim- irii-nlloni-tl A nt. nulhiH*-
l/liij* tln> l rnnluo >k  Water ■ i>hii/ tn i-na-
strurt anil dh-imIc a ir.itrr works uvstulu for tin-
MllM'll of wnti-r to I la* t .um uf rranliro-ik ami
lln- lnha it:*, iis tln-n-nf ami to tin* Nini'ltci tii'iir
(linnnil toivn; nwl nut i-f* Is nltai luneliy ylvun
thai lln'ii-i li.-.t'nn -ni tin* siilil  intitlnii wil he
  '" 1 .lililiii tit Un1
1-iant Vli-iiirla,
xtion of tliii uotli-n
11. \v. llHUOiniRlt.
Barristers, Solicitors,
Notaries Public,
Fort Stkkj.k,
Dritish Cohunliij)
If    L. CUMMINS. 0. E.
Provincial Land Suivoyor,
•Til B«
r.t-ii.'vjii; in uie areal futm-nur I'ninlironk lm
i|ii'Ui>,l a liiiL*.- ami -v,-tl aisnrtnl sltn-k nf
Special attention given to mail
and out ot town orders.
1 'Ilium In r, tlm '.'.'itli ilnv ot Aim int. ti«w.
r iin-ilrst imfiii.-Hi'      —
s tin* miliilay of .Inly, ta s.
Th-il-iN'nf tlii< Ilrst li
natn.l I'.itli .Inly, is.k
DAVIh, I'Otir.HY fi UtXTMS.
-.'I HastionslrceB victorin,
Hol'oltors for tin- Craulirook Wnti-r Cu,, Mil,
I. Hip iinili'isiL-nml, J. McKfinzl**, herebyjtlve
nice Hint 1 in on*'  *    ■ •   	
Illil-al 1'llf   l.llllll:
in imruha.
IHllIcO llial I In i-nil In nimtytntlu* t'liiof Cnin
snml Wnrki for i-minlM-Inn
of luiiii in smith i:-tst
'lihoii us fniimvs;  Ciimmfiii-sim
nl (!iii-ih>i of Wllllain  Mrl ra'ii'i
|iri-''Mi|ill,ia   i-lalui,  llii-iien  niit   li) i-lmliH tn
•i .ltiiis.isi earner nt snfd rlaim; (nstire nonlli s.i
jrliiilni: tli('li'.-H wr-tt  In olinln-ij Hiciien north so
; cliaiai tu point nf i-oiiiiiiem-i-im-iii.
.1. MoKKNZIi:.
Iiiildl ri-aiiliniola. II. V-., .linn* 1:1. IHH,
Order your job printing of The
:I1I!RA1.I). You will get tt quick.
The large ntul ct mmoiltriits Slcatner
• •••••••••a*
One hundred passengers nnd out*
litfiidrcil 11ml fifty tons freight each
Will O'lt'll tllO JinVlf-litlntl Hi'lisnn Oil tllO
Knnt. nay   lllVPt from
l-'itr ul point, iii Hast Kootoimy
About : April 20th.
r»r |iMspngflr ami frplulit rul« mlilross tlio
t:otn],iiiili..' hki'iiI al .iDtllllng., Motilatia. nr the
I''ort Steele or Wardner, Ii. C.
This space will be
occupied by ... .
A cotiiplele and woll notvclctl stock of Family Groceries,
millers1 Supplies, etc., now arriving.
ile Go. X
[I.l.MI'I'KD   I.IAIlll.lIV.
Fort Steele and Wardner.
I The Cranbrook LumberCoJ
Saw and..
Planing Mills..
— AT— —
Dimension 1'iiuiicr,
l'ltlOK   LIST:
2i.\ to taxta up to 20 icei \om fio
ovor 311 li'i-t Ioiib up to 30 ft, udil 50c. per
M fui Cflcll aiMlliouitl ..* feci,
"        "     over 30 fi. long—prices on application,
RouhIi l.uinlicr.  u,   i.|,  16 ft.  letiutlts	
Huruiccil    "       u, i-i, if> ft.      '•	
(. iiicli T. iim.k;. [flooring—No, 1	
(> Inch     -" " "   2	
.1 Incli      " " "    1 .-	
>1 Inch     " " "   2	
d incli Rustic   "   1	
(t ini'li    "      ■•   2	
4 Inch V joint nr bended celling—No, 1...	
.] inch V      " "     2	
Ship i,ip—all widths	
Mouldings and finishing lumljor, cnalugs, 8tc, prices on application.
ARCll'd LEITCH, Manager
pPt M
ifi 00 per M
90 00 yer M
;'<i 00 jicr M
U 00 jirr M
;N 00 per M
J4 on per M
16 00 per M
22 00 per M
3H 00 per M
24 iw per M
22 uo per M
Hotel S S
Quests Comfort a Specially
Qood Stabling In Connection
Nearest tn ralltoad ami depct.   lias ucconiiuoda-
lions for the public unequalled iu  Cranbrook,


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