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Array THE CRANBROOK HERALD.
VOLUME   I.
OBANBBOOK,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA,   THURSDAY,   NOVEMBEB   8,   1898.
MM 111*1'
The Canadian Bank of Commerce.
Hon. Gko. A. Cox, President. B. ti. Wai.kkr, Gen. Man*    ♦
PAID-UP CAPITAL, $6,000,000,00.
Accounts of   OorporatlcnB,   Mcrclinnta   ntul    Individuals
reoelvod  on  favorable  terms.
SAVINGS  DEPARTMENT—Deposits of  $1.00 and upward
received and outrent rates ol Interest allowed.
Drafts nnd orodlts Issued, payable at all points.   Exchunnti
CRANB^KBRANCII. J. W. H. SMYTHE, Manager.
BOARD TRADE ORGANIZED
Pioneer Hardware Store
JUBILEE BRAND BUILDINR WER. Headquarters for
Flaln sad Tarred.
It niritu ulil tin mnro than
niiiiic iitlii-rn but ai It In
tWtuunIii-.it. nml wiinn-
wit. Hlrt tho cliKnptmt. It
littu,.. tn-Ht In tho wurlit.
i"inii|inrt- It with oiUtTH
twliir>-hii**lm**.
Writo lor fn« rumples,
MERRICK, ANDERSON & CO., WINNIPEG
Building and Shelf
HARDWARE
SASH AND DOORS
Stoves and Tinware,. Paints, Oils and Glass.
Tinsmithing in Connection. :
Q. H. niNER.
8*~
SHERLOCK & BREMNER,
.1   n   i»   .1   .1
.Wholesale and Retail Dealers In
CRANBROOK, B. C
Qeneral Merchandise.
PRICES RIGHT.
A CALL SOLICITED.
► ♦ill..'**- ♦*♦*
J. C. BROWN        }
New Jewelry Store j
Watches and Docks Repaired
1-1 I.I. UNE 01'
Jewelry, Silverware,
Watches and Clocks
WII.I. 111! CAItllll'.ll.
\   Now hto.e.     — -    Arln.trotiR Avo.
CRANUROOK, li. C.
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Queen's Hotel
mum*********
E. C. Clarke, Proprietor.
(Laie ol Royal Hold, Calgary.)
HAKH.R STREBT.    :   :   :    NELSON. B. C.
A Modem Hotel,
HiUTKIl   THHOI IIIUM'T WITH  HOT All!
Ami I'niviilwl iviili every coQvonlenco.
TORONTO :: CLOTHING :: HOUSE
Another Large Arrival of: : :
Suits, Pants, Shirts and	
Woolen Wear	
Just a few of those
•lift r.n Suits Left-
«PO.UU Oood value at $12.00
October has axooodod our most sanguine cxpoetn turns in busi*
noas.    OUR   VALULS   ARi;   RIGHT.    Coma uml soo us
r^REID & CO.
The Great
Clothing Sale -.•** &
Will continue .1 short time yet at Hill's. Call
and get one ol his Nobby Suits. The prices
arc marked to suit you. .-1 .•» .-*' .< .* .* .*
A   Representative  Meeting   Performs
lhe Work.
MR. A. LEITCH CHOSEN CHAIRMAN
dt dt Hill, the Clothier
A part nl Uu* Commercial Hotel building, Craubrook.
Crows Nest Pass
$5
PER
TON
Coal and
Coke.
I H. LAIDLAW,
Agent for East Kootenay*
H1NING BROKER.
Committee From the Board Consult With Land Commissioner
L- A. Hamilton*
liy eight O'clock on Thursday evening
lust, the hour announced for tlie meet
ing of citizens to complete mi organization of a board of trnde, llie rooms over
th** Hunk of Commerce were comfortably
filled, showing thut the people are alive
to the fart tlmt there are many matleis
of n public nature that must he looked
after ami the only way to accomplish results is hy concerted action.
Tiie meeting was called to order by
Chairman Smythe, and after stating the
object of the gathering the report ol tlie
committee previously appointed to ascertain where rooms for the future use of
the hoard could be had and at what cost
was called for. The committee reported
that suitable rooms could be secured in
the Aiken block at a cost of (t2 per
month, including heat and light. The
report of the committee was duly accepted.
On motion of W. P. Reid tbe membership fee was placed at $1,00 for the first
quarter and 75 cents per quarter thereafter, invariably lo be paid In advance.
This amount was considered sufficient to
cover the cost of rent and leave a small
surplus for stationery, stamps, etc.
Mr. A. \V. McVittie then moved that
all those wbo were desirous of becoming
members ofthe association should place
their names upon the roll, the member'
ship fee to be collected at a future time.
The following named gentlemen responded to the call and placed their
names upon the roll :
Rev. J. Hall, J.T. Forrest, G. Bremner, A. Leitch, J. Mitchell, F. Mc^ues-
tin, R. Caldwell, Jim Ryan, A. Moffat,
G. Creighton, Mr. Kyre. II. A. Walkin-
son, C. A. Strong, W. I'. Reid, K. McCarthy, S. ti. Oliver, G. II. Miner, G.
Leask, J. I.ensk, J. McPeak, T. W. Leask,
T. Kennedy, V, VUleneuve, A. A.
Currie, T. S..Kennedy. A. W. McVittie.
F. F. Tieper, J. W. H. Smylhe, II. T.
Hrown, John Hutchison, R. S. McNeil,
R. E. Iteattie.
On motion of Mr. A. Moffat It was
then voted that the officers of the association shall consist of a president, vice-
president, secretary-treasurer nnd a
committee of five.
The meeting then proceeded to the
election of a president. Tbe names of
Mr. A. Leitch and Mr. J. W. IL Smythe
were placed iu nomination. Both gentlemen declined the honor. Finally Mr.
Leitch consented to accept, and theie
beiug no necessity for a ballot to be
taken the gentleman wns chosen by acclamation. Mr. Smythe was then elected
to fill lhe ollice of vice-president in the
same manner, there being no other
iiomiiiiitiotis for the place.
Messrs. McVittie and Hutchinson were
theu nominated for the office of secretary-treasurer. Mr. Hutchison declining, Mr. Moffat moved tbat tbechaiiman
cast tbe vote of the meeting for A. \V.
McVittie. There being no objection
this was done.
The meeting then p-oceeded to the
election Of the five members of the executive committee, it being understood
Itiateacb person present should casta
ballot containing the names of five persons of his choice. The ballot was then
taken, resulting in the election of Messrs,
G. Bremner, A. Moffat, \V. I'. Reid,
Jnnies Ryan and R   Iv. Heattie.
It was then moved by Mr. Moffat lint
the officers and committee just chosen
be constituted a committee to prepare
by-laws for the association and submit
the same lo a meeting to be called by
tbe president.   The motion prevailed.
The very Important matter of a name
for the organisation having been overlooked up to this stage of the proceedings, Mr. McVittie made a motion,
which was seconded by Mr. Hutchison,
thai the "Cranbrook Hoard of Trade"
be adopted as the name of the association. The motion prevailed, nnd the
Cranbrook Hoard of Trade was Ihere
and then declared a thing of life.
After some geucial discussion of matters which the board would he called to
lake up nt as eaily a dny ns possible,
such ns fire protection, sanitary conditions, cleaning of streets nud building of
sidewalks, the board ndjoitrned lo meet
at the Cfltl of lhe president.
the road. Iu the matter of sidewalks
Mr. Hamilton staled lo lhe committee
lhat the townsite would build in front of
all lots lieM by them ou linker street.
The water question was a difficult one
to niannge. Everything connected witb
the railroad is yet in the hands of the
Construction department, and uot until
work is completed and turned over
to the operating department could any-
thing definite be arranged, Mr. Hamilton stuted, however, that he- would take
the matter up with Mr. Macleod al ouce
and be thought arrangements could be
effected whereby a couple of hydrants
could be pul in—one ou tin.- corner opposite lhe townslte office and oue at the
intersection of Cranbrcok street with
linker street, it being understtod water
should be used for fire protection only,
and that tbe citizens should purchase
the hydrants and hose. The bottom of
the water tank lo bt erected in the railroad yards will stand aboul 40 feet above
tbe ground, which would furnish sufficient pressure to throw a stream onto the
roofs of two slory buildings.
The matter of bridges over Jiui Smith
creek—one where Durick avenue crosses
that stream and another ou Lewis
street—was taken up, but nothing definite waa decided upon, although Mr.
Hamilton was disposed to do all in bis
power to meet lhe wishes of the committee.
Several other things effecting lhe welfare of Craubrook were discussed and
will be taken up by tbe board and the
townsile management nt a later day.
LAND COMMISSIONER  L.  A.  HAMILTON
Cranbrook, B. C.
And Assistant F. T. Qrlffln Pay Cranbrook
a Visit.
Last Satuiday Land Commissioner L.
A, Hamilton and Assistant F. T, Griffin,
accompanied by Solicitor Guid, spent
the day iu Craubrook. Mr, Hamilton
was kept very busy during the day, beiug iu consultation with the local town-
site agent and tbe various persons who
had, or thought they had, business with
tbe gentleman. Asked by a Hi-:kai.i>
representative if there was any foundation for a icport iu circulation in Craubrook that he intended to erect 15 or ao
cottages for rent Mr. Hamilton icplied
that he had uot heard of tbe matter be*
fore and had no euch intention, at least
for the present. Something of tbat
kind might be undertaken later should
the demand for dwelling houses warrant. Mr. Hamilton authorized Tiik
HKKAI.D to say, however, that tbe town-
site management would deal very liberally with all employes of the road in
case they desired to purchase lots and
build. Lois would be sold on small
uu.ullily pHyinenta atul ut very luw
prices.
Mr. Hamilton was considerably amused
when he learned tlmt several weak-
kneed denizens of Cranbrook bad nearly
gone into fits over the suspension of
work by tbe railroad company upou the
round house aud other necessary buildings. The iden that some other place
bad becu selected nud that the divisional
headquarters were to be removed wns
too absurd for serious consideration. As
stated at the time in these columns the
suspension was ordered by I'resideut
Van Home pending some slight changes
in the plans as originally adopted. The
revised plans are now in the hands of
Engineer Pratt aud work is again going
forward. The changes ordered are
piincipally iu more extensive trackage
facilities and (be better accommodation
ot tracks to turn table and round house.
A new lownsite map distributed over
town by .Mr. Hamilton shows the railroad yards and location ol tbe various
company buildings.
Replying to au inquiry as to what the
company's iutenliotis were in regard to
the establishment of a new town nt the
foot of Moyie lake Mr. Hamilton staled
thai circumstances aud cotid.lions
practically compelled the company to
put their station at the foot of the lake,
two mites below the town of Moyie.
Sufficient ground could uot be secured
at the latter place for tbe accommodation of sidetracks and buildings, tbere
fore they selected a sile at the foot of
lhe lake. Work upon the grounds for
the new towu is already under way, au
account of which and what is intended
to be done at once will be found in
another place in this issue.
Air. Hamilton aud parly left for the
west early on Suudiy morning.
Board o( Trade Committee Meet Land Com*
mlssioner Hamilton.
On the train from the rnst 011 Friday
night Laud Commissioner L. A. Hamilton nrrlved iu the city, aud at S o'clock
met a committee from the board of
trade in (he Hank of Commerce building. The object of the meeting wai, to
secure the co-operation of the townsite
management in cleaning up Baker
street, building of sidewalks on property
owned or controled by the company, the
privilege of making connection wilh the
water main which is being laid hy the
railroad company, and several other
matters in which the townsite and the
people are mutually interested.
Taking up the matter of grading and
clearing up Baker street, Mr. Hamilton
thought it would be as well to let that
matter rest until spring, as bad weather
would very likely set lu soon nnd any
labor expended now would be wasted in
tbat the street would be in bad condilioii anyway. Another reason assigned
waa tbe difficulty in seeming men to
perform the work. The railroad company wire short of help and could not
secure half ns many laborers ns they
needed lo finish up construction work
Illness of V. Hyde Baker.
TltB HrraI.D ts pleased lo be enabled
to announce that Mr. V. Hyde Baker,
local townsile agent of Cranbrook, who
has been seriously ill for the past four
weeks with the prevailing fever, is on
the improve, the disease having run its
course and the patient coming out first
best in tbe fight for life. Tbe struggle
was n haul one, made doubly so from
the fact that Mr. Baker had never before
been seriously sick and could scarcely
be prevailed upon to remain iu confine'
ment. His recovery is largely due to
the constant care and watchfulness during the early stages of bis illness of
Messrs, Joseph Laidlaw, A, B. Fenwick
and F. P. Norbury, for many years the
old and tried frieuds of Mr. Baker, and
latterly to the services of a trained
nurse, in whose hands the sick man has
been for the past ten days. Hyde's
tunny frieuds will be pleased lo learu of
his complete recovery, which is now assured within a short while.
Contractor McCutchcou has begun
suit against the C. P. R. to recover fSooo
due for work on lhe Crows Nest Pass
railway.
Over 5000 meu are now employed on
the railway construction between Rob-
son and Greenwood, the headquarters of
which are at ltrookl-, 11.
The estimated cost of llle Robson-
Penlictou branch of the Columbia ,S*
Western railway, on construction account alone, is placed ut $411,000 per
mile.
The machinery for the C. P. R. shops
is in the yard nnd is beiug placed in lhe
new building, ou which a large f>-rce is
busily engaged. The yard is a perfect
beehive of industry.—Herald. Revelstoke.
Ten compound consolidation engines,
with 57-inch wheels, ure being completed at the C. P. R. shops at Montreal
for fast freight service. It is expected
that six passenger eugiues will be put in
hand shortly.
J. W. Stewart, manager for Mann,
Foley & Larsen, bus been busy the past
week awatding contracts between Grand
Forks aud the summit. Nearly all the
contracts on lhe notth foik of Kettle
river have been awarded.
The passenger leaving Cranbrook on
Saturday morning for the east met wiih
an accident down about I'.lk river. Engl*
neer Robinson had a couple of his fingers smashed and returned to Cranbrook
to have them dressed.
The train from tbe east Friday last
was over nine hours late, caused by the
ditching of a freight train near Coal
Creek. Au engine and several cars were
off the track and a temporary track had
to be built around the wreck before the
passenger could proceed.
Contractor Boomer, of Winters, Parsons .I*. Boomer, who have a five mite
contract on the summit, informs tbe
Trail News that hia work is going 011 iu
good shape nnd if good weather holds
out a lnrge hole will be made in the
work before wiuter. There are six camps
on the work.
Time card No. 4, which was to have
taken effect on the C. N. P. last Fridny
dltl not ma'.eiialize. Another one bus
been issued and went inlo force yesterday. The lime of arrival and departure
at Cranbrook is tbe same as announced
last week, but trains will leave Macleod
at 8:30 instead of 9 a. tn., and arrive nt
6:30 instead of 6:15 p. 111. The names of
several stations as shown in time card
No. 4 have been changed. Bado is
changed to Hosmer, Coalson to Coal
Creek, Aurelia to Morrtssey, F.lkin lo
Elko, and Isador to Doris.
MOVIE   LAKE.
Such li the Name ol the New Town at
Foot ol Like.
Col, Brayton returned to Craubrook
Sunday evening from a trip to tbe site
of the new town at the foot of Moyie
lake, where he hnd been in company
with Mr. L. A. Hamilton, laud commissioner for the C. P. R. The colonel has
given Thk HkrAi.d a few facts indicating what is being accomplished ami
what the intentions of the promoters are
for the future. The site is represented
to be an ideal one, situated as it is at the
foot of the lake upon comparatively
level ground, with a splendid view of
one of the most beautiful inland lakes
to be seen anywhere in the mountains.
A force of men are now engaged iu
clearing the timber from thirty acres of
the 440 which the company owns. As
soon as the ground is cleared it will be
surveyed and platted by Surveyor Tom
McVittie. The government is entitled
to every fourth block, and just as soon
as the government representative mokes
his selections lots will be placed upon
the market. Several lots have already
been purchased and selections will be
made later. A water tank has been
completed and lumber is on the
grouud for the station building. Con
tractor George Audeison is on the
ground with a force of men and thirty
teams and is grading fur the sidetracks.
It is understood that a syndicate has
been formed and will at once commence
the erection of a commodious hotel
building and make such other improvements as are required. Tbe indications
are that Movie Lake will at ouce come
into prominence and attract the attention of investors.
A Port ol Entry ind Customs Officer.
TiiK Hekai.ii is prelty reliably informed that Cranbrook will toon be
made a port of entry and Mr. W. S.
Keay, now stationed at Wardner, placed
in charge of the office. This is good
news. While thore is little necessity for
an officer being stationed nt Wardner so
long as there is oue at tbe boundary line,
there is urgent need for one here, and
our people are to be congratulated upon
the fact that Mr. Keay has been selected
for the position. He is a pleasant and
accommodating official.
Real Estate Transfers.
Tbe trntisfer of realty the past week
has been under the average considerably,
there being few sales. Assistant Train
Dispatchers A. IL and O. ti. Mansfield
purchased lots 19 nnd 20 in block 38, and
Mcllugh Bros, of Calgary bought lots 12
nnd 13 in block 31. Lot 16 in block 35
wns nlso sold to a party iu Cranbrook
who does not want bis name lo appear.
Postoffice Business.
The postoffice at Cranbrook, although
in existence lers thnn three months, is
mnking a gratifying showing in the
the money order and stamp sales. On
Monday of this week upwards of JSno in
money orders were issued, nud on the
same day stamps were sold lo the
amount of $25. Of course Ibis wns au
exceptionally heavy volume of business
for one day, but Postmaster Heattit:
states lhat Ibe receipts of office since thu
its opening are a surprise lo him and
the department.
A new feature has been inaugurated by
the postofliee department iu the mailer
of handling small sinus of money.    All
offices ore now supplied with lhe new
postal orders lo be used in remitting
sums of from 2<> cents to $.5. Tbe fees
are very small. For a 10-ceut order and
up lo 40 cents lhe charge is one cent; for
50*cent order and up lo Jj.50 a charge
ol two cents is made, and for a $3 order
nd up to -f,**, which is the limit for a single order, lhe cost is Ihree cents. These
orders ere made payable anywhere in
Canada or lhe provinces and are as safe
u way of sending money from oue place
lo another as anything could be.    Tbey
are, of course, Inleuded to accommodate
those wishing to remit small sums, and for
lhat purpose are considerably cheaper
lliaii the old-style money order and
fully as safe. They will become very
popular with the public.
I  BRITISH COLUMBIA, 3
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The new town of Niagara, nine miles
from Grand Forks, is having a boom.
Building operations are proceeding nn
an extensive scale at New Westminster.
. Boitock, M. P., is ou a tour ol" the
northern portion of his constituency,
tbe Cariboo country.
The Golden hoard of trade, recently
organized, hus taken up the matter of
securing a chartered bank for that town.
All the fail-tan games iu Victoria's
Chinatown have beeu closed 011 account
of the tows that have been going on
theie.
The city council of Vancouver have
decided ou an addition of fifty electric
street lumps, which will be placed immediately,
The decision arrived at some lime ago
to erect a concentrator!!) Albert Canyon,
a short distance enst of Revelstoke, has
been abandoned for the present,
A movement is on foot iu Golden to
build a combination skating and curling
link for the amusement of those so Inclined during the wintei months.
The first and only apple grown iu the
Slocan was carefully plucked by C. W.
Aylwyn a few days ago. It grew on one
ul the young trees planted by him last
year.
Mr. E, C. Senkler, of lhe legal firm of
BowiS & Senkler, Nelson, has beeu appointed gold commissioner of the Yukon
iu tbe place of Mr. Gordon Hunter, resigned.
No discoveries have yet been made,
either in connection with tbe Molson's
bank robbery at Winnipeg or the diabolical murder cases ut SLuarlhurn, near
Dominion City. Manitoba.
Vancouver's leading industrial establishment, lhe Hastings mills, weie
totally destroyed by fire on the :7th ult.,
throwing 300 men out of employment
aud entailing a heavy less.
A new copper wire is beiug strung
over lhe Crows Nest Pass railway, similar to tbe oue between Montreal and
Vancouver. It ts intended to string oue
also inlo tbe Boundary district as soon
as the line cau be built witb safety along
tbe Robson Midway exteusiou.
A Sandon paper says: Rossland has
shipped 83,000 tons ol ore from January
I lo October 15, at a gross value of about
$30 a ton, or $2,490, oco. During the
same period Sandon alone has shipped
well on to 20,000 tons, at an average of
*f 125 per ton, or $2,530,000,
The Crows Nest Pass Coal company is
making every effort to meet lhe enormous demand for its coke, orders for
which ure coming in from every side.
The local agent at Nelson has been au
thorized to send in all the sione masons
he can get to woik on the fifty new coke
oveus now under construction. The
wages offered is $5 a day wiih transportation paid both ways.
A. L. Poudrier, well known in Trail
through bis articles on Alaska and who
was a guest at the Crown Point hotel for
several weeks last summer, has committed suicide, Poudrier shot himself about
lwo weeks ago mar Massett. on th
north island of the Queen Charlotte
group. Walter Chapman and Poudrier
left Massett in an open boat ou Friday,
tbe Mb, and ou Sunday the former re
turned with Poudrier's remains. Tbe
unfortunate man had. soon after they
went ashore, gone off alone and shot
himself in the forehead with a revolver.
Death was practically instantaneous.
Trail .News.
Constable add Health Officer.
To lhe Editor of Thk Hkrai.d:
It is to be hoped that the* newly-organized board of trade will see lhat the
right man is recommended for the posi
tion of constable and health officer. Too
often such nu official is almost worse
than useless, being hand in-glove witb
those who care little for tbe public good
if only their own ends are served. He
should be a man who will guard sacredly
the best interests of the citizens, and one
who will sec that lhe laws affecting the
morals, as well as the cleanliness, of the
town arc properly observed. Heads of
families who would make desirable citizens will be quick to note anything that
would make it easier for them In bringing up their boys and girls as they
would wish to do.
Hoping tlmt a man of good moral
character and discretion will be appointed, and thanking you for inserting
this letter, I am. yours truly,
Citizen.
SALAD   and.*
dt DRESSING
a-—®
In lhe death of Rev. Dr. Cochrane at
Brantford recently. Canadian Presby-
terlanlsm lost one of its foremost lead-
He was a man well known, not
only iu Canada but also in the Cnited
States anil the old Kind. His preaching
was vigorous and attractive, and although pastor of a large congregation
for 36 years, he was connected with several important committees of the
ihurcb. He wai convener of the home
mission committee, which hns the central oversight of Presbyterian missions
from the province of Quebec to the
Klondike. It'mis '>js jn.eiitiou to visit
tbe mining districts of British Columbia
r.ext summer with the view 01 establishing a number 01 special missions to the
men working at the mine mouths.    His
place will be hard lo fill.
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tine day last week lhe writer, having
a few hours to wait at Blko, was lecoiu-
mended tO lake a peep at Hie tal's. After
a walk through the village, lying about
half a mile back from the station,
and then through a thickly-limbered
forest, the renowned Klk river falls were
reached. Perhaps, however, not so renowned as they deserve to be I.org before the falls come into view the music
of the rushing water i.ills pleasantly on
the ear. but when one gets right 00 the
bridge spanning tbe goige at what is
considered its most Interesting part, the
noise of the angry water.- tumbling over
rocks and dashing furiously against all
that Impedes It> onward tush becomes
almost deafening. But bow grand and
awful is the sight "hen one stands tkc;e
and looks up and down thnt wild gorge.
What a multitude of thoughts come
surging in upon the Imaginative mind I
Every tb lug around is so still, but the
river tushes on tumultuously, delighting
in breaking the otherwise monotonous
stillness. The Elk river falls are well
worth a visit.
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"Energy and coursge accomplish more
than genius. To force one's wsy through
irksome drudgery and dry detail is to
move onward and upward in every sta-
liou in life. A young man n*av be very
much what he pleases, provided he forms
a strong resolution aad holds to it. To
believe thoroughly tht we are able is
almost to 1* able. To determine upon
attainment is frequently attainment
itself. It is pluck, tenacity and determined perseverance that win battles.
The timid and hesitating find everything in.postii.l*, chiefly Ijecaus-r it
seems so. Nothing that is of real worth
can be achieved without courageous
working.*"
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Vou cannot pour genuine happiness
into a life an*. mo:e than you cau pour
living water into a spring. True happiness must come welling and bubbling up
from within.
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Men are sometimes under the terrible
necessity of passing their lives in moral
judgment before themselves. No matter
how busily engaged ihey may be in tlie
affairs of this life, no matter how eagerly
they may 1-e seeking to drown conscience
in a ceaseless round of dissipation, times
come when the evil in their past lives
will not down—forgotten things will not
be forgotten—but a man 'is compelled
to repeat to himself things he desires to
be silent about, and to listen to things
be does net wish lo hear, jieldlug to
tbat mysterious power which sajs to
him, Think. One can no more prevent
the mind returning to an idea than tie
sea from returning lo a shore. With the
sailor this is called the tide; with tbe
guilty it is called remorse.'1
COMMITTEE MEETING.
The Presbyterian Church.
Arrangements are almost completed
lo begin work ou the Presbyterian
church. Tenders have been called for
and a meeting of the congregation is to
be held this (Thursday) evening at S
o'clock in the -North Star restaurant to
receive the report of the committee and
take iictiiiii on their recommendations.
Of tbe Cranbrook Board ol Trade--Rusincsi
Transacted.
A meeting of tbe executive committee
ofthe board of trade was held al the
office of McVittie & Hutchison yesterday afternoon, at which the full committee were present. The following business
was transacted:
The secretary was Instructed to communicate with the provincial govern
ment mid ascertain what assistance could
be secured for fire protection.
Tbe secretary was instructed to obtain
sll necessary book-and a supply of SIS*
tioneiy for the use of lhe board. Subscription lists were ordered prepared and
placed in the postoffice, where all Ihoie
wishing to join the board could enter
their names.
The secretary was instructed to write
to tbe proper an thon ties that,
-'WHBRSASj There is at present no
fitting place in Cranbrook to keep prisoners or those charged with offenses,
that the provincial government be urged
to authorize the government agent to at
once construct a suitable lockup und
court room, with proper arrangements
for heating and lighting. Also that a
copy of this tetter be sent to Commissioner Armstrong with a request that he
assist iu securing the grant.'*
The secretary was further instructed
to write to the gold commissioner calling his attention to the necessity for n
bridge on the Moyie road near the town
limits, and that the railway had quite cut
off the Palmer bar mad and that a half
tnile of light and easy clearing would be
sufficient to complete a proper road.
The committee appointed to receive
applications for the position of piovin-
constable made its report, lhe following names were before the committee:
Jas. Forrest. George Milliard, W. O, McMahon, Kd McCarty, Douglas Hope,
Frank Dauby, C, A. Strong Of the
above names the committee recommended that that of Jus. Forrest be submitted to the gold commissioner for
appointment as provincial constable for
'.'raubrook, •
CRANBROOK   HERALD
THURSDAY.   NOV.   3. 199B
TI5UM.-J IH' SOU  IKII'I'lllN:
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EOlTORUt   NOTES.
The dispatches announce that silver
has advanced to 61 cents an ouui-e. This
is the highest silver has beeu for many
months, and the outlook is thnt it will
go higher. This will be pleasant reading for the miners of the si ver-lcad
regions of the  northwest.
Joseph Chamberlain denies the accuracy of lhe report which credited him
with saying, while on his return from
the United States on board the steamer
Majestic, that all Anglo-American alliance was the matter to he settled iu tin
near future, and that he was returning
to Hnglaiid wiih that ol j ct iu mind.
Hon. J. lied lluiue, lhe newly Appointed minister of mines, has issued In-
stiuctiotts barring gold commissioners,
milling recorders ami their employes
from dealing in mineral claims of any
sort. The only condition under which
u» exception will be allowed is in the
ease oI mineral properties already owue I
by the officials to be affected by lhe new
rule, A statement of all such holdings
must be filed nt once with the minister.
President Van Home talked to a reporter of lhe Kossland Miner when iu
lhat city the mher day. This is what he
said: "I have no doubt thai the construction of the Canadian Pacific railway
from l'cnlicloii to Hope, on lhe I-'raser
river, will be undertaken just as soon as
the extension of tiie line is completed
from Robsoil to Peulictoii. The building of the line clean through lo Hope
will mean some very heavy rock work,
but the management of lhe* road will, I
nm sure, undertake it just as soon as the
present extensive improvements are
completed."      	
The selection of Mr. A. Leitch as
president of the hoard of hade of Craubrook was a most wise one. He is a
man of good judgment aud business ability, and will make an efficient officer.
He has shown his faith in the town by
his actions, and sometimes actions
speak louder than words. Coming here
wilh an expensive plant wh*n there was
not a building in the place he set an example and gave euc mr Ago tlie lit lo other
investors. He has met every demand
made upon liim for material wilh which
to build lhe town to its present stage of
growth, and no one more than be is interested in having Cranbrook thrive,
He will, both in a material and official
capneity, labor lo that end.
J. It. Tyrrell, dominion goverumei t
surveyor, has returned Irom the north.
He says his report to the government
upon the Yukon country will be \ery
favorable. IK* argues lhat there is no
mother lode, as is popularly supposed,
iu the Yukon country. Ages ago the
country was full of gold-bearing quartz.
The gold, iu the course of centuries,
from vat ious causes has been separated
from the rock and concentrated in the
creeks and valleys. There is no quartz
of any value ii) the country now he
thinks. The Yukon is good for 20 j eats
to come, and the next year will see twice
tbe amount of gold recovered than has
come oul this season.
All through Kast Kootenny, by many
considered us rich if uot richer in mining properties than West Kootenay,
there are Indications of increased activity consequent on ,lhe opening uf ihe
Crows Nest Pass railway furnishing the
means cf transportation for which the
district has long wailed. There are
some very rich mines along the line of
the railway which will begin shipping
ore just as soon as the company accepts
freight of lhat character, besides these
mines a large and important section of
country will be made tributary to the
railway, which means wide mining development in these parts. Coal and
coke from the pass will shortly begin to
move aud lhe establishment of smelters
at convenient places may be looked for.
Indeed, lhe prospects for wide-spread
industry could not I e blighter anywhere
than they are in Southern It; itish Columbia at the present time.
There was a point of some interest to
civil engineers decided by Justice Martin at Victoria, 1). C, the other day, it
practically settling the question of lhe
interpretation of the provisions of tbe
act relating to the examination nf catidi
dates desiring lo practice in the province. It came upon the argument on
the motion of A. 1). Crease, acting for
John Coleman l-'ergussou, as lo why a
writ of mandamus should not issue to
the board of examiners requiring them
to grant a commission to Mr. Pergussou
sb a provincial l.nid surveyor, Mr.
Fergussou claimed lhat as he was a
tnemebr if tbe Institute of Civil Mugi-
neers, a recognized body, be should omy
be obliged to pass an examination on
the system of surveying as applied to
this province ami that the board should
not compel him to undergo also au ex
animation such as pupils had to pass
The attorney general admitted that the
board had uo authority to pass a minute
prescribing lhat a recognized civil engineer should gn tbiough the same et
animation as a pupil, but he put in
affidavits from the examiners stating
that Mr. Pergusson had failed io satisfy
them as to his knowledge of the system
of provincial surveys.   The motion wo
refused on this hitler ground, namely,
that Mr, I'ergusBon had not proved to
the examine!*) a proper knowledge of
lhe provincial system of surveys The
statement ol the attorney-general settles
that a tecogni/.ed civil engineer does in t
require lo pnss the pupils' examination,
■ays the Colonist.
e Herald
Has the best equipped office in the Kootenays.
Its facilities for turning out first=class Job
Printing are complete. Send in an order and
become convinced of the fact.
*
Royal Cafe and Bakery
Meals Served al all hours.
Vi'iVMirV^
if MISS mhU'S ..    I
I     EAVESDROPPING. |
I BY EBEN E. REXFORD. \
Mil
ng- man with
WII(> w"a tlml yo,,n'
Mis* Nnney Armstrong ashed the
question of her niece, Margery. Her
lone wus sharp and her eyes luid an
angry  snap in thein.
"ll was John Miirl.hain," an-swcteil
Margery, -■ulHl*,   enough, as rdie look
off her h tel, but the tone lu wbii-n
Uu* question-* Imd been naked brought
1111 extra color to her cheek and a
sparkle of resentment to her eyes,
"l thought so," responded Mlw
Nancy, in her mosl I minting- way,
"Margery Armstrong, I should think
you'd he ashamed of yourself."
"Whnt for?" asked Margery. "I'm
nol uwuit thai I've done anything ti)
be ushnined of,"
"Oli, you ncedn'l try to plead Inno-
pence," retorted Miss Nuney. "Vou
ought to benshnincdofgolngwlt'litluit
Marklintn fellow, and you know It,"
"I don'l know nny such ihing." answered Margery, facing her aunt
bravely. "Job n Markham !e n respect able
young mun. Vou don't like him because there used lo he (rouble between
thu Mnrklmms imd the Armstrongs.
That Imppeued before either of us wns
born, uud there's no reason why we
should keep up Ilu* quarrel, if we see
lit lo like each other Idon't know who's
going to prevent our doing so,"
"1 am," answered Miss .Nancy, grimly. "Vou needn't think—and John
Markham needn't think—that neent of
my property *1) gu into the hands of
uny one of that family."
"Oh, you enn do juat as you ace fit to
ubout your property, of course," said
Margery. "1 bliven't anything to say
about that, but If yoil think anything
you can Ao about it will prevent-John
and 1 from liking each other, you're
quite mistaken, lie dou't want your
property, bul"-—with the prettiest little blush Imaginable nnd a softening of
Uu* voice at the import of lhe words.
"ha does want me,"
"Margery Armstrong, I'd Ilk*! to
know how fur this matter lias gone,"
crii d Miss Nancy, In.wrathful surprise.
"To judge, by the way you talk one
would suppose it is all settled between
you."
"lt is," answered Margery, with eyes
that never IIInched beforo the angry
ones of her aunt. "I promised John tonight, coming home from church, thut
I'd marry him as soon us he hus a home
for me."
Miss Nuney fairly gasped for breath.
"You're a foot," she said, as soon as
she eould command her voice, "to tnke
up wilh that fellow when you might
marry the squire's nephew !"
"1 wouldn't marry the squire's
nephew if he was tlie last man on
earth," said Margery, "Look at him
alongside .loliu .Markham und I ItllOW
lhat down in your heart you c.ui'l help
owning that he's an in significant apology for n man. A11 you cun sec to admire
111 llim is his money. I'm sure, and if lio
had a thousand times more than he has
I'd have just us much contempt tor him
as I have now."
"You may see the day when you'll
w isli you had some of his money." said
Miss Nancy. "Wait till you're John
Mai'khaui'tj wife ami poor as poverty
 I tilings 'II look different to you.   Of
course he thinks and you think thai I'll
change my mind when I find out that
1 enn't prevent your marrying him.
lllll you were never more mistaken iu
your life. Mnrry that fellow and I'll
see that not u. penny of mine goes to
you."
"Please yourself about that."
answered Margery. "We don't want,
your money. We're both strong and
willing to work and we'll get along.
Don't worry about that."
"Thut sounds well, but you'll sing a
different tnne by and liy'." said Miss
Nnney. ".lusl remember what 1 lell
vou."
"All right. I will," replied Margery,
and then Mho went up to her room, not
lo think about what tier aunt hud said,
but nboiil the things ahu hnd talked of
with tier lover, (is ihey walked home
from church together.
Miss Nancy sat In the kitchen and
nursed lier ivrut'li.
"Jnst to think thin she defies me!"
she said to herself. "If she'd mnrry
Squire J.rand's nfipliew she'd be the
ueullihiest woman in town, for she'd
get all I have and her husband 'll gel
all the squire bus.    It's   a   *haine -a
downright tfhnmel—thut she cau't lie
made to behave sensibly, llut then,
she's nn Armstrong and ihey were always terribly set in their way. She
lakes it from our side of the family,
llut that doesn't make ii uny easier to
bear with her foolishness. I'd gol my
heart set ou 1ier marrying tho squire's
in phew- and I linti* to give it. up. Uul
I suppose I'll have to, for t know she
won't listen to reason, ltut maybe,
when she tells that young Markham
what I said about the property he'll
think twice before lie deckles to marry
a girl without anything." Hut Miss
Nancy didn't get much comfort from
lhat. for down deep in her heart .-die
didn't believe that John Murk hum was
thai kind of 11 mnn. She had often said
to herself Mint "if he wasn't nMurkhntll
he'd be n pretty nice sort of a fellow."
It seemed, to hnve been tacitly ngreed
on between Margery and hor aunt tlml
nothing furtflier was to be suid between
thom nfbont tin* mutter on whleh they
bad such ii wide difference of opinion.
So neilhcr John Markliiiin nor tbe
squire's niipbew was lucinlloned by
cither of Ihem after lhat evening.
fine day Miss Nancy decided to go to
(be city to do some .s|n»|'t|>iug. She was
always afraid of being too laie for the
train and gonerally arrived at the stit-
llon at leant hmlf nn hour In-fore It wns
due. She did no ou this occasion, and as
ine day wus u very warm
down on the platform in the shade of
sonic lnrge boxes of freight that hud
Wen unloaded ihere, thinking it more
comfortable there thnn in the stuffy littlo mil ting-room.
plnt'form und presently voices from the
oilier side ot the pile of boxes reach
ber cars.
"How is your matrimonial proji
getting along?" was asked by one
f a
I FERN tMtMtM
I ^COTTAGE
1 lu-
Hit'
s Nil
sqil
pari,
.   And 11 v
li/eda.-abe
III*-'
lo hang lln
ce which
nginglo   •-.
: In.
I
niii,
■.gtrPagol t
id the chances would ,
cut. 'I'he fact
Btrlng toiler bow
be ngnlnst nu- il
Hint her 'Hint fuvorp my ai
Hlin thinks I'm gnlng'ogvl I
money, and she'd like to in
properties. So I'm nil tier sweeter on
the aunt just al present than I anion
the girl, If I gu| the girl nt nil It muat
Ikj tihrougli Ibe old ludy'is iiilluenee.you
see. 'I'he girl's a little daisy, bin lhe
aunt's —-well, she isn't a daisy, yon 11m
be sure of that! It's n question ir having ber in the family wouldn't be pny.
ing a dear price for nil her properly,
but you nee tJierc's a chance of being
able'ito shake her offnMer a little. I
lllipipeil to know that ;i new railroad's
going through this place and the company will have lo buy a piece of laud
she owns, and this land she intends lo
give to the girl ns a wedding present.
Now, just us f*oon as the Toad is put
through—nnd it's sure to eoine—thli,
hind will lie worth more than ull the
rest of the old Judy's property. If the
g|r| gets n det'ti (,'f i' ftUd 1 get lhe gh!
! can -si'll It to Hit i-ailnoudeomipany and
make a good big sum of money oul of
It and we'll be independent of fhe mini;
and when that happens, If it ever does,
I'll tell her to look out for her uffalrH
mid I'll lookout for mine. I'm looking
out now thnt she don't tint! out aboul
tlie new railroad scheme, I want to
make Mire of the girl and the land before 1 break lhe news to tier."
Miss Nuney listened with ears and
oyes  very  wide open.
"Yes, when it .happens, if it ever does,"
sho chuckled, ''| don't believe you'll
ever get the chance you're looking for,
my smart young man! I don't suppose
I am a daisy—5 never thoughl 1 was!
-—but 1 rather guess I'm 11 mulch for
you, since I know what I do. I don't
believe you'll have to shake me off. J
think I'll do u little—or niost—nf the
shaking."
J nut then lhe train eame along and
Miss Nancy got lilsmrd il without being seen   liy   tin* young   men.
Thnt evening, when she came home,
us luck would liuve it, she met the
squire's nephew ut Hie station.
"If you're going home you might walk
nlong will" ttio and help curry some of
my bundle!-?," she said. In her itu'.v ph 10-
lint manner. "I'm just nbout tired out,
I've beeu seeing* lo a good deal of business to-day. I've had a deed made out.
giving Margery ihe soulh 4(1 acres of
lhe farm, aud I've been pricing carpet -
nnd furniture nml finding oul how much
It's going tn cost to set up n young
couple in housekeeping, Of course they
won't need Hie things right uwuy.but
I thought I'd get some idea of what the
expense would be,"
"They—■who do you mean'.'" asked
Hie young man, iu bewilderment,
"Why, Margery and Mr. .Markham.of
course." iiiiswercd Miss Nancy. "Who
else should  I ill Oil 11?"
"You don't mean to sny you're going
to lef your niece iii;u*r\ that fellow!"
cried  the squire's nephew, in surprise
and consternation.
"Why. certainly." replied Miss Nnney.
as if slie had never had nny other idea,
"lie's a nice young 111:111. lie's got bruins,
mid when he gets Margery he'll gel
money, for the now mil rood's going
to make the land I've deeded her worth
a snug Httlo fortune.*'
"I'd like tn know how you knew about
the new mil road'.'" cried lhe astonished
young-man.
"Oh, I keep posted on such matters,"
said   Miss   Nancy,   looking very wise.
"Pint here wo nre nt my gate. Thank yon
for bringing my bundles. Won't you
come in?"
"No. not in-night." was tho gruff reply, nnd Miss Nnney chuckled an the
young man went his way.
"I guess I've got a ho ut even with
you." she said, nodding her head after
bia retreating figure. "I guess ho was
alwut as much surprised as Margery'll
AND Peru Cottage is leased for two
years to a widow   ludy,  Mrs,
\ nor. She brought good letters from
rt York, and supports herself by col-
ug-   fashion   plates   for  n magazine
I   This was the inst statement my lnw«
n't for the fail   Jt>l. nm,|(. U)m„ ,|u, |o|ig,wtndcd recital
Mer niece had seen her ami eame out
tn meet hor mid lie!p her with her bundles.
"Margery, I've gol something In tell
you," said Miss Nnney, anxious to have
the matter iMspns*ed uf. "I'\e (hough! it
all over, and I don't know but vo'i'ie
rlghl about .John Mnrkhiim. It Is fool.
Nil to let an old grudge stand In the
way tit young folks' happiness,     I've
concluded to let you dn iis you ihlnk
best, and I've had the smith 40 deeded
to you, and when John gets you he'll
get that ton. if yon see fit to turn It
over to him. Anyway, It's yours tn dn
just what you please wilh."
"Why. Aunt Nancy!" cried Margery,
looking at   her us If she felt, hll re sbe
bad gn va/.y.   "I I bought you'd never
consent to our marriage'.'"
"Knlks change iheir minds aoine-
t imes." suld M Iss Na ney. "There!
there! Don't hug me so or I'll drop this
band-box. I hear 11 whistle down the
road that sounds like John's. You'd
hotter go mid tell him fhe news, and by
and by, after I've had a cup of ton, bring
hlm in In seo me.'1—X. Y. Ledger.
Iftnloil   V'nitiK Mnn.
.She—Dearest, you knew I loved you
before you naked me, didn't you'.'
He—Why, I wasn't nbsolntoly sure of
il, thniigh 1 Would have thought il
strange if you did not.*—Cincinnati Enquirer.
All rt Mlstnke.
VY I fa—Darling, I wish you would let
me have flu to-dny,
llnsbaml—Why, you seem to think
l married an heiress, my dear.—Harlem
Life.
f lhe Mil to nf my affnlra when I re-
vinos 1 turned from n seven-years' nbaenee lo
•etwa   tukc up my abode iu my own home.
it   ou   ||(, |,.1(| (IV „IV directions renovated and
put   inlo good order tlie lurfri*, handsome bouse that wii« my Inheritance
irom   father,  grnudfHthcr  and   great*
gnindfatber.pusBlng In each generation
through a course of modernizing thai
still left tliesiaU'ly.old-fnstiioued walls
and extensive grounds Intact.   We llil-
lons  were  very fond of Hi Hou place
mid   liail   ample   intNiim wherewith  to
maintain its benuty.
lllll beside my own home I nlso possessed several houses iu tlie village nf
Crawford and one collage just ut the
boundary line of my garden, a pretty
place lhat my mother; had christened
Kern Cottage, from the. number of rare
ferns that nesllpd in the little garden
under fanciful miniature grottos and
piles nf rock plnecd ,\\eve.
It was after twilight wn a warm April
evening that, passing the cottage. I snw
through oi»en windows iny new tenant.
She was bending pver a small table, apparently drawing, while the circle of
light from a studvnt lunipfMl full upon
her. I hud fancied a vulgar, commonplace, woman,  This was what I saw 1
A figure slender and graceful, with
hands ns white and perfect ns if carved
in marble. A face purely oval, colorless
and fair, with regular features and
■haded by hair of midnight black,
Twice while 1 looked sh« lifted hereye».
large. Iusti-ous mid dark, full of sup-
presM'd pain. ,\ fnrp that covered a
heart full of bil ter anguish, a brain sen.
sitive am! eulllvntW.T.
I am a physician, though I have practiced little, preferring In write, fnr fhe
use of younger students; but I love my
profession, and cannot quite keep its Instincts quiet when I study n new face.
And all these Instincts warned me that
here wns n woman burning a candle already flickering nt both ends.
! had quite fnegntlfri thai mine WAS
not a striclly honorable poshion, thus
spying on a solitary woman's privacy.
When an elderly wnman. speminply nn
tipper servant nf better days, came inlo
flic room,
"Will yuu never cense wnrklng?" sin-
said, fretfully. "When ibe daylight is
gone, anil vnu cannot sort your cntors.
vnn take up that drawing that is ruining your eyes.  Iicst, child!"
Then the voice T knew* must belong to
Hint face, full. rich, melodious, but
freighted with sadness, answered her:
"HeatI    You know I cannot rest!"
"Play, then. Do anything but strain
your eyes any longer over that fine
work."
The widow rose then, sweeping her
heavy, black draperies across lhe room
to the piano, where she played. Surely.
If this wns recreation, it was a pitiful
mockery. Waiting, minor music full nf
subbing pain. ITeavy chords melting
Inlo sad refrains. A master touch, a
rare power in the long, slender lingers
only called out strains of heartbreaking pathos,
A soft ruin drove me home, but I
mused long nnd deeply over my tenant.
1 called several times, and received courteous welcome, was entertained by
strictly conventional conversation,
\ heard the piano In some fashionable,
showy music, and found the surface society of Mrs. Itaynor, a gentle, refined
lady.attractIveandagreeable—nn more.
I might have accepted this for the real
woman, but I had a habit of lingering
about my garden, and us the drawing-
room of Kern Cottage commanded no
other view, my neighbor seldom closed
the windows a* the spring crept into
summer. Paler, more shadowy, with
added sadness In the great, dark eyes,
Mrs. Knynor became nlmost ethereal as
the warm weather stole a-oinethiiigeneh
day from her strength, and I was not
surprised one morning to see old Susan
coining hastily Into my hallway.
"Oh, Dr. Wilton." sbe snid, "she has
fainted uvpi*those horrid pictures! Wilt
yuu come?"
I went nl mice, finding my patient
prostrated at lust, and gently submissive to nil my commands but orie, ilie
must Imperative.
"I must work," she said, "ns long AS
I can hold a brush,"
"Hut you will die," I iuld, bluntly, "if
you du nut lake a few weeks of entire
rest."
"Die!"she said.quietly.iin-t nsif there
was tiny terror in the thought, but as if
It wns a new possibility iu snmc prolv-
lem of life.   "Nn, I must not die yet!"
"Then yon must obey me!" T nn-
Awercd, "I will send 11 carriage every
afternoon, with a careful driver, and
you must go wlih Susan for 11 drive.
You must be outdoors as much as possible, excepting during the beat of the
day, and then, if possible, sleep."
Her dreary smile confirmed my opinion that sleep was a rare visitor at her
pillow, but site did not say so. Indeed,
she made no complaint, evidently allowing my vlalls solely out of regard fnr
Susan.
And lo Susan I turned at last for
counsel. She had enme lo my bouse
for some medicine I had brought from
Paris-mi opiate not yet in use Iu litis
country, And I pointed to a sent, saying: "Susan, I am past ISO years old,
crippled, as you see. seldom leaving my
home except for foreign travel— no gossip. If you think* you can triwt me wlih
Mrs. ltaynor's seerel trouble, I irony be
aide to cure her."
The woman looked startled for a mo
ment, nun 1 hen. burst ing into teurs, sue
suid:
"Uh, sir. it's awful trouble, and we
don't want it lo be known about here!"
"I'll not betray you," 1 said, gently.
"You see. sir, she is not a widow, nfter
thinking herself one for tour years!
lie, Mr. Ituynor. sir. fnr she's never hid
her name, Is a bad man. a mini who
nearly Killed her wiih hla drinking ami
gambling und bad companv. Ilo spent
all,the monoy her father toft ber. hu
crippled her boy with u blow ot bis
drunken lists, and then he left ber poor
ami sick, and the boy all crushed. She
worked day mid night for Hie child, little Harold, and ho grew to nine years
old. but always crooked unit puny. Then
Mr. Ilnynor found us out, and lie would
have   taken   llie child,   lie would, the
(tend, because shu loved It, So wo stole
Harold awny iu lhe night mid sent hlm
to Clormnny with a friend. I'm telling
my story all wrongtolr, Wo heard Mr,
Itaynor was dead -heard it rrom his
own brother, too, who believed it, unit
Miss Kdna-Mrs, Itaynor, 1 mean -
thought herself free, when she- let Mr.
Duchesne enme to see her, and—ah,
well, dm-tor, he wasa trueman; gentle,
kind and loving, mid so good to Harold.
She thought she was a widow, and her
heart was sore, so sore you can never
guess, for she was one to take trouble
bard—and what burin, if tbey loved
each other'.1 They would have been married if Mr. Haypor had not come buck,
pleased as Punch to find tic could muke
11 little more misery for his wife." fmn.-
"ltut he is not living now'."'
"Yes, he ts, sir; the morc's the pity!
Mr, Duchesne is In Germany with Hue
old. nnd my poor dear Is working her
precious life uway to pay for tho baths
for the bny, und to keep Mr. linynor
nway, She pays him so much u month
lo leave her in pence."
"It Is a sad Btory," I snid. "Ami I was
too busty in thinking 1 might help Mrs.
Itaynor if 1 knew it. We hnve no medicines, Susan, for such misery as this,"
Hut yet t was glad to have' heard the
story. I soul books to the cottage, and
1 went over frequently, trying to win
the henvy-hcarli'tl wmmin nway from
lier own troubled thoughts,mid umn***ed
at her rare patience and courage. I
had dune but little In my efforts to restore her health, when Susan came
hastily to summon uie one heavy August day,     .,-.'.■:;-.■
tome, please," she urged. "He's
there, hurt!" _^
"Who'.'" 1 asked. w   " ,lim*
"Mr. Itaynor! lie came cursing and
swearing because IiIr money wus not
scut last month, aud this morning he
went over to Crawford and got drunk,
lie was coming home again, when he
stumbled somehow and fell under 11 liny
cart. He's badly hurt. I think the
wheels wenl over his breast. 1 suppose,
bad as ho is, we'll have to nurse him."
Aud bad as he was, tyrant, tormentor
nnd traitor, Ihe new pnlicut thus
thrown upon my hands was nursed as
tenderly as if he had been both loving
mid beloved. Out of herheuvy despondency, throwing self aside. Mrs. Itaynor
developed her charitable, forgiving
nature in the weeks of Illness that followed her busbnnd'fl injuries, fatal from
Hie first. I believe she would huve kept
him in life if by any self-sacrifice it had
been possible, but she could only make
imoothcr the passage to the grave.
I had thought her own tenure of life
but frail, but in her devotion she grew
stronger, She gained sleep by actual
physical exhaustion, and calmness by
the consciousness of duty performed.
Susan, by my advice, provided fond that
was nourishing In small quantities, nnd
is the injured man passed toward the
portals of eternity, we kept his wife
from throwing her own life away by
mn- united efforts.
1 would like, for humanity's sake, to
write that Ihe reprobate reformed, or
even showed common gratitude for the
.-are lavished upon him, but he died as
he had lived, sinking into stupor for
days before the end eame, and never.
Susan assured me, bestowing ono word
of thanks upon Ids gentle, tender nurse.
D. was a small funeral cortege that
left Fern Cottage to take the remains
of John Itaynor to his New York home.
I Insisted upon escorting the widow,
and left her with an mint, u ho was sympathizing und kind, but evidently spoke
from her heart when she said to me:
"Thank the Lord, he is dead this
time!"
I scarcely expected Kern Cnllngc (0
be occupied soon again, but Mrs. Ilnynor returned in a few weeks, working
again busily, for ber liny, she told me,
content to bear some furl tier separation, as he was gaining greatly by Ihe
Herman treatment. Hut the desolate
yearning was gone from lhe large.dnrk
eyes, and health came buck slowly in
the winter months, when my nflvlco
was followed, mid Siisnu guarded my
patient against overwork. The piaiin
ceased to wall and sob, and the slender
fingers found tasks in weaving gladder
strains.
A year passed, nud one evening, just
before   lhe  Christmas time, I opened
the cottage door.   Upon my startled
ears fell the BOUIldB Of song.   Never bud
I heard Mrs, ltaynor's rich, melodious
voice In snug before, and 1 paused, astonished, us Susan whispered:
"Iler boy is coming home for Christmas. Mr. Duchesne is bringing him.
and we expect them nny dny. And
Harold is perfectly cured."
t did uot go in. Such joy as (hat I fell
should have 110 witness.
They came, these eagerly expected
travelers, just before the Christmas
bells rang out, their joyful peak. The
slender, handsome boy bad his mother's
fnee, and was evidently cured and on
the way to n noble manhood.
And of his companion I enn only say
that I have no truer or more valued
friend than Frank Duchesne, who
comes every slimmer with his beautiful
wife and pretty children to spend the
hot months al Fern Cottage.—N. Y.
Ledger.
P. B. VAN OECAR, Prep.
Regular Meals, -»cr
The Best the Market Afford. ODL.
Fineilnc "LCigars and Tobaccos, Canned Goods, Confectionary and Soft Drinks.
Read the Big Sign.
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Best of accommodations for Travelers.
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rhl wlier-i thi) ryi**i of tin* striinjaj-ftr meet siir-
nil Ih t-hiirineil uml the liiiprPsiiliHis rrrelveil lonit (
I rise nml revel In tn'iiiily; where th,
rei ur to tlie iiii-im>ry Willi ileliL'lit   ( „. ...,  	
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t-V Some warn talker,   I'ul uliimst ■■■.er-.l.-nLv will want lots In the  New Town of "Klk.i
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Choice Business and Residence Lots, 30x100 feet, witb 20 foot Alley,
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munch Offices; Manager
tl "■'*"■ 0"B?!r.^*!a^Sa.*'o"T   The Kootenay Valleys Co.. Ud.
The Cranbrook	
Will be open to the public in a few days where
you will find first-class goods at prices to make
all customers happy.
Creamery Butter   •   35c. I'kks •  .12c per duz.
THOS. A. KENNEDY.
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T. A. Creighton,
^ GROCER
Is loo busy lo write an ad, but
will have something to tell you
later on.   jt   jt   jt   jt   jt
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Millers' Supplies, etc.Juow arriving.
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A .tiiffli! tobacco plant will protliiee
auil.iiou seed..
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General
Blacksmith
CRANBROOK, B. C.
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Barristers, Solicitors,
Notaries Public,
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A SERIOUS CASE.
mnary
PAINTS CELERY COMPOUND  IS
"(HE MIGHTY RESCUER,
Mr. Korsylhe ttnys:  "I am p'eased to
recommend Palne'B Celery Compound;
I believe it ia the best medicine in the
wot Id,"
\\ i.i.i.s fi, KiniAltusoN t.n.
(leiillenii'ti:—Kin- two yitiiw 1 wits in
it   low couditii f   In.iiih, HiilVnritig
frum IU'l-vniisiiiss. fttiaUug  SJHJlla, |iilill
in tin-1 tl, Htmii-ii'li LfttUblM ami hiss
of appetite,   I was inidi'i* tliu unroof
tWO (lootol-8, lull irnivi'd tin lii'liellt
In.in thoir Iri'aliiiiiil.    I  iiIho used two
bottles of ii Kouin tided pntuul modi-
••in-*, but nu good rrsnii uailio. I was
ihr,i ntltvHPtl bv it nottflibor to use your
WOlltlorfal     dieine,    Pnllio'H    Celerv
OoiiiinnutL  Th.- uso of (his ninrvolloni
|ire]Kimtinii aoou prod >eed llie very
best ivsults. I am K|a.l to report I bat
my lii'iilili is imjiiiived in ovoryreHpaoti
[ um stvoiiHor, sleep latter, mid my
appetite te gootl and uatuitll, I am
pleased In lvenmmeiid I'aine's Celery
t'uiiipiiiinil tn all fllok pooplo, ns I bo-
Hovu it is tbe best mt-dieine in tin
world.
Yours truly,
A. FOKBYTBB,
Miiuvora, Out.
Ml|[hl Try A an In.
"Did you mo that General Blfluco bad
tried to kill himself?"
"Nn. Is that so? By gum, congress
Ought to VOte bim it ineilal just to en
courage him."—Ohicngo Post
Tlio Only Alternative.
Spanish General—Why ran yon from
Kiu Yankee pigs?
Spanish Colonel—Pardon, excel lui icy,
you did not expect us to walk, did you?
—Now York Journal.
Fathera Am All Alike.
"Guess what Jack has promised to
bring mo today for tho third linger of
my left band, dad?"
"A thimble, I suppose, my dear,"—
Ally Blop'or.
Sure to De Actlotutnotlated.
"The poeih I sent iu ban beeu rejected, and I am tired of life."
"Don't send the next, theu. Tako it
there yourself, "—Brooklyn Life.
YOU   NEED  THE BEST.
Ihu Diamond liven Color All Otiueoa
or Oooili.
Diaiiioud Dyes, ns far as general usefulness is roneiTiled, are fur ahead of
all flie-adultcrated paokago nud soap
grease dyes now beforo tho public.
These crude package dyes and soap
grease mixtures arc very limited in
their powers. 'Tis true, tbey given
semblance'of color to thin and flimsy
fabrics, but wben tried ou good dress
materials anil heavier goods such as
flannels, worsteds, tweeds and cloths,
they are simply worthless.
The Diamond Dyes, owing to their
great powers of penetration, their perfect solidity nud depth of shade, their
purity and brilliancy, aro adapted for
all classes of goods from tbe thinnest
gauze to the heaviest tweeds. This
great range of work, possible ouly to
the Diamond Dyes, is what has made
them so popular all over tbe  world.
If you would do your dyeing work
hi proper style, use the Diamond Dyes.
Avoid all imitation package and  soap
preparations.   Tbe Diamond Dyes aro
rat ami best fm* home use.
Iiifurmntlmi From ti Iln-itHWHln'i* Mate,
An American vessel lying at Naples
was visited liy the king and his suit.
Uno of tho latter, witli cocked bat,
ninstaoho, Bword, etc., was exploring
lhe ship und mistook the main batch
wind sail for n mast and leaned against
it. Tho officer of (he deck was promptly
advised of the nccldoht by tho boat-
■iwaiii'H mute, wbo said:
"Kxcuso uie, sir, but! think one of
them 'ero kings bus fell dowu tbo main
batch, sir."— "On n Man-of-Wiir."
Sraneril.
Tlio longest plants In tbe world are
soawood. One tropical nud snblropiciil
Variety is known which, when it
rotloheS its full development, is tit loost
000 foot lu length. Seaweeds do nut re-
ecivo any uoiirisliiuent frum the ledl-
nient »t the bottom or border* of tbe
BOA, but only from air and mineral matters held iu solution iu the sea water.
Tlie most offensive tiling you can way
to ii Tuscan is tbat be is ij-uoraute, or
ill bred. Yuu may call bim n fool, or a
tlilef, or a liar, and lm will only grin
ui you, but eve.y peasau 1 considers bim-
lb\l tt gentleman and desires to run a
iiiife iuto auy oue who questlotm hin
ilium its.
>1m.I. I ii   W'tlti'lr.
Aid—tleiieral, nu overpowering force
of the em inv on bikes has attacked onr
lell.
(ieueral—Sound the retreat and order
tini tack brigade to protect our rear.—
New Vork Truth.
Tlie r.iiitu'. Will Ooitie Alterwartl.
WftttS—What right have you to in*
nisi Hint thin war is uu-Aumrieaii?
pot In—Your own words prove it.
Didn't you just say there was no politics iu it?—Indianapolis Journal.
On tlie Safo Side.
Mayor—What did you menu by lotting ouu of tho prisoners lu tho station
houso escape?
Police Officer—-Woll, you neo, thoro
woro just IS nf us at tbu station and
I'm so fliipurHtitIons.****'Ho|tero Welt.
NO PAIN.   NO GRIPE.
I.iixii   Liver   1*111*4  u   I'iM-rcrt  Curu   for
Couittputlou i
AlBSSItS. T. MH.Ht'ltN a.- OO.,Toronto, Ont.:
<■.•lllt.-ln.-li-]   lilt.   lllotUHHl   tn  loatlfy  ti>   tlie
(•real   l»'   I'll! I Imve  f iv.-il   fli.III  llie UHOOt
|ji.\:il.iivr lill-.   twiuvury inm-li eimsiipate.1
and felt (•i.'iiidi-ii'.'^iirt.Ti'iiliutr.
Y.mrl.-ix:, l.ivei'l'ill-n-i-iiliei.l iny ntumnull
ami iDHturiHl my entire nystmi t,, htailllii
nut tun. 'iin'1'ti'.'.'i ni* iii.'si- jiitis is musl natu
nil mid otTo divo, freo h-oyi am uriulnyur putti.
They uatuu nut the ],-.,si Itieoiivetiloaw*. .Mv
iidvfwi to all wlio may i-oe Ihl-t In i<> try (lieia,
I'lirliiiii.w thuy aro good.
(Slg li JOHN DOHBRTY,
«a N.'i'Mt siii',-1,
K1..I..I111 N.II.
Nmv«.i iiupuitem '*■
Fifty years ago Um ullowonoe of
paint in the British navy wiih very
small, and si utetiuioH tbe officers bad
to pay large sums iu order that their
skips might maintain a decent appearance, tine of thom resorted to a humorous expedient, either to sofleu the heart
of the navy board, or if tbat proved impossible, to express his opinion.
Sir .lohn riiillimore painted ouo side
of his old yellow frigate black and
white and used tho rest of thu bluett
paint iu printing ou tho other sidu in
[urge letters, "No mure puiut. "
The navy hoard wrolo to call his attention to tbo impropriety of his cou-
iltint and signed themselves, uh thoy did
officially, "Your aftoeMoUuto friends."
To (bis Sir John replied that bu could
Uot obliterate the objectionable letters
unions ho was given moro paint und
signed himself in turn, "Your affection atu friend, John Phillimore."
Tlm navy board then called his attention to the impropriety of thu signature,
to which 8ir John replied, acknowledging tbo letter, stating that he regretted
tbut thu paint had nut been sent and
oudiug: " I am no longer your offootlon-
ate friend, John Phillimore."
His frigate was allowed to retain her
original yellow, and perhaps the navy
board did right thus to punish Sir John's
impertinence.—Youth's Companion.
neneflclKl Effects of Coffee.
A woman writer who gave np coffee
recently fouud that she was unable to
continue her writing with any success
until she had resorted again to the stimulating bevcraga Without it her mind
was logy and heavy. The Medical Times
quotes an authority on the subject of
prescribing coffee as a medicine in certain states of great debility and odds:
"Tea and coffee seem to be much
alike in many respects, but the latter is
greatly preferable as to its sustaining
power. It would be a great advantage
to our working classes and a great help
toward the further development of social sobriety if coffee were to come iuto
greatly increased uso and if tho ability
to make it well could bo acquired. As
au example of tho difference of effect of
tea and coffee upou tho nerves tho
writer notes what he belioves mauy
sportsmen will confirm—that it is far
better to drink coffee than tea when
shooting. Tea, if strong or in any quantity, especially if the individual bo uot
in very robust health, will induce a sort
of nervousness which is vory prejudicial
to steady shooting. Under its influence
oue is apt to shoot too quickly, whereas
coffee steadies tho bund and gives quiet
nerves."
Thought Him One of tlie Qnoer Onei.
Mr. Quiller-Couch tells this story in
the Pall Mall Magazine: "Hicks, governor of tho Cornwall County Lunatic
asylum, had a great mauy friends—extramural friends, I moau—and among
them uu accomplished landscape painter. This artist, captivated by tho beauty
of the littlo seaport town of Kast Looe,
took lodgings there, chose his 'subject'
and started to make some drawings of it
on the rocks at low tido.
"A fow days later Hicks drove over
to sue him, nnd arrived at West Looe to
be taken across the harbor iu a boat. To
hin surprise, be fouud a boatman waiting for bim. Still more to his surprise,
the boatman bailed him thus:
" 'Aw, Mr. Hicks, I've a-been looking out for 'ee tbo last day or two. I
kuowed you'd come. He's over here
now. He's been hollering and screeching. Ho sits at low water down among
the weed, a-paiufing nt a bit of board,
and he calls out, "Come into the garden, Maud." A pretty garden ho've
a-got there! "I'm here by the gate
alono," Not a gate within a mile of
'uul You can take 'nu; ho's quiet' "
TreM'tire of Mlml.
Although it is not given to everybody
to know exactly what to do at tho right
moment, ouo woman at least can lay
claim to a presence of mlml which may,
without undue exaggeration, he eonsid-
ered phenomenal.
This woman's little boy was ailing
from sumo trivial childish complaint,
and the doctor ordered hlm somo medicine. Ho bad just lakeu his daily done
wheu his mother said, with some excitement:
"I quite forgot to shako that bottlo
ttfore giein ye't, Johnnie, Como here."
Johnnie obeyed, und, much to his astonishment aud disgust, was subjected
to a Vigorous shaking from the strong
arms of tbo parent, at thu conclusion of
which hu was laid down with tlie remark :
"Thoru, my laddie, that'll duo. It
uliould bo gey Wcel 111 i-ted up 111x1, I'm
thiukin, but don't lot me forget again."
Johnnie promised.—Pearson's Week-
ly*
A LITERARY INCIDENT.
Until ill.' tnun with I ■■'■U lie Bald
(The man bli Uii unwinding)I
"Tlicy'ru U-uutlful, in Llui- ami red.
1 lil.u the text uud binding.
I'll like to hnve a 111 ol Itii.i,
Am) Ihnl <lclii*liis uio Ureat ly,   "
This mini my favoritu UUtliOr ll.
I've mimed blni norel** latulyl"
Th.- ln-okij.mil milted bii,| tilu-t*ed lu-i itrtri,
Mis nurvea unit run if, unileudj,
To Hunk tlm lilt-i-ntj bam
11ml Ih in let dowii MitrodjJ
au ■.iin'il) i-twtoiner."
Uutliunubt; "I've Ut tu 1.11 him
"A
U llie
1 l-t
Aiui turHiglilwaf I uliall mil mint'
■'Bui ' t-uutli Un-11.-h.h.r.   '.•.hit.- 1
1.Hi.. I >«■.lis wh.K-.i I -17 t Ueiu,
Inviinnblj 1 in-u U.i 111 1 v
I never- mv.'i imi 1 lieni 1'
Ami ..hiir iii,- dim <t 11,nt in i-i! dome
Tli.' DKoat ilHj-uk iiti.1 uirruwed
Tin. 1,1 liu fellow hied liim liumu
Tu iu-u.1 th.- bouki Im'il borrowedl
-Allantu I'iiiiiiiiutioii
NORA'S BLUNDER,
If  Miss  .Matty It leu  bad ynwuiHl OU00
ilnce breakfast, sha bad yawnod moire
of Minos, and even pretty Kvuliun wiih
growing drowsy over tier em broidery by
tliu window For It win n hopelessly
rainy day lu inld-Outoher, with tlm hky
Veiled In dark gray mist, tbe tinted loaves
Hunting dowu Intu matted layers of dim
culor around tho columns of thu piazza,
and thu tail dahlias neaily prostrated by
thu steady downpour. No walks, lio until-
(tIiikh of funis, mossus, berries lu the still,
delicious woods, no dreamy rambles to thu
liiouulaln tops, and, worst aud sadde.st of
all, nothing to rend,
"Aud 1 won't bu deluded Into working
worsteds," said Matty, "nor yet Into
crewels and KuiiBlngtuii stitch. Eveleen.
what id that delightful book tbat papa
waa rending aloud out of last night?"
"Du you mean tbe 'Heureatlons of a
Country Parsonf " Bald Kvtdoeu, euinpur
log two shades of rose colored wool
"If that's thu nun 10 of It, yes."
"Hu took lt to the city with him," said
Eveleon. "I saw It sticking out of his
coat pocket wben he was running for the
train."
"How provoking!" sighed Matty,clasping her dimpled hands abovo her heud,
"when It's the book of ull books that I
should like to road on a day like this!"
"Mr. Wlnton has a copy of lt,"sald
Eveleeu, threading a worsted needle with
the vory darkest shado of garnet.
"Bat what good will that do ine?" said
Matty disconsolately.
"Borrow It," suggested Eveleen. "Everybody borrows everything In a placo
like this, and I'm suro Mr. Wlnton would
bo glad to oblige you."
"llut how?" urged Matty. "The hotel
Is at least half a mile away."
"Send Nora."
"Nura, Indeed 1 I don't suppose Nora
•ver did an errand In her life," said Matty.
"Then it's high timo sho commenced,"
laughingly suggested Evcleeu. "Write a
note."
"I'd rather send a verbal message,"
said Matty, "and 1 wouldn't send at all If
I wasn't dying to read tho end of that essay that papa began last liight."
Nora, deep lu the energetic occupations
of blacking the kitchen stove, was summoned up stairs.
"Nora," said Matty Impressively, "I
want you to go to the hotel. Vou know
whero that UP"
"Suro au I do, miss," said Nora, with
mouth wide open aud eyes of Intense attention.
"And ask for Mr. Wlnton and tell hlm
that Miss Matty Hlce sends her compliments and would like tu borrow the 'Recreations of a Country Parson.' You're
suro you understand*"
"Vis'in, an why wouldn't If" promptly
retorted Nora, rather nettled by this Implied aspersion on her powers of comprehension.
"And como back as quick as you cau."
"Sure an It's me that will," said Nora.
And presently tho two sisters caught a
glimpse of hur beneath the folds of a rusty
wtiterprouf cloak, with a mammoth umbrella hold over her head, disappearing behind tho huge loaves of the rhododendron
hedge,
"I hope sho won't bu tong, "said Matty.
"Why should she?" said serono Eveleen.
And she went un composedly with the
pomegranate blossoms sho was embroidering, while Matty sat dowu to the piano
ami trl.il to pick out the notes of some
dreamy refrain which bad haunted her
ever since sho heard It at the opera last
winter with l'atti smiling ou the stago
ami the full orchet>tra thundering un tbu
■trains.
Aud Norn, plunging down tho ravine
like anything but a wood nymph, plashed
her way to tho going of a quartor ef a
mllu out uf her road on account of a spotted snako nnd stop-tcd for a good chat
with a fellow Hibernian who was on his
way to tho pustuflloo
" Thcru," said Nora as sho turned away
from Teddy U'Hara, 'nn suro I'vo forgotten the ii'inn* ns clano as If X nlver had
heard It."
"Whose imine was it, alanaf consolingly demanded Colonel Hoss' coachman,
whose soft nothings had put tho mossogo
completely out of Nora's head.
"There was sotnethln In lt about tho
Mtei'tni'v of a Country Parson,' " said
Nora, twisting herself Into the letter S
with tho violent attempt nt recollection to
which sho forced horsclf.
"There nln1 no rectory hereabouts,"
mid Teddy. "Suro It ain't built yetl Hut
the porsott. he's up on tho hotel steps. I
•oen hlm thero ns I emtio boyant. A tall
young gentleman with a high vest—for
nil thu wurreld Ilko Rockwell—an spectacles ns glntle 111 yu plii/i- Is lt a mussago
yu've gut for him, Nora, uiavourneenr"
"I'm to borrow hlin I" mid Nora, fltlng
her dull, glassy stare on Teddy O'Hnra'i
astonished facu.
"To burrow bliuf" repeated Toddy.
Teddy uttered a whistle.
"It's thu quarrust loan as Ivor I heard
of," said he. "An If It's a fair question,
who is it wants llim!"
"Miss Matty Hleu's compliments," repeated Norn, With parrotlike promptItude,
"an she wants to burrow tho parson."
Teddy exploded Into a laugh.
"Sure, an If lt was leap year," said ho,
"1 should tblnk It meant something. I
nlver heard such a mwsagu tn all me born
days beforo. llut I must mako baste or
thu mall will bo off."
Away trudged Teddy, whilo Nora kept
on tu tho hotel, all unconscious of the
ourlous transformation that had bofallon
hur luckless mussago.
"Is thu parsuii heref" demanded she,
shaking hur umbrella and stamping the
mud off hur fuet on tho steps of the mountain hotel, whleh was still woll filled with
guests who had lingered to see the splendors of the October forest among tho
Woods
The hotel clerk, who had Just come out
lo tflanco at the barometer, stared at hor,
Me young ladles on the wide veranda giggled, the Btout old gentlemen who were
walking up and down the boards to gain
their daily two miles of exercise stopped
short; and a speOtaoled, grave looking
young man, who was talking with a lady
just beyond, glanoad around as tf ho fan*
cied that he was personally addressed.
'■Do yuu want tbo—clergyman:'" suid
the hotel clerk, doubtful, yot polite.
"Is it a stonemason or a ohlmnoy switpa
I'd be mantii, d'ye tliliikt" retorted Nora,
beginning to Imagine tlmt Bhe was beiug
innile game uf.
"I am tho clergyman," said tho spectacled gentleman, stepping forwurd at this
juncture. "Is thero anything I can do
for yuur'
"Miss .Matty Rice's compliments," salu
Nora, without iu thu least abating the
shrlllUBSSOf ber voice, "un sho wants to
borrow yuu "
"1 beg your pardon," said Mr. Fontaine, "but I'm nut quite sure that 1 understand you, my good woman."
"I'm sjM*aklti thu English tnnguago,
sure," said Nora, somewhat affronted.
"Shu wants tu borrow you."
"But what forf" Sold he, Ignoring the
I titters of the gruup which was now fast
i gntheringun tho veranda.
"To amuse herself wid this rainy duy, "
' said Nora. "You're to oome book wid me,
; prase.    1 was to bring yuu     Miss Matty
llteu's compliments, nu"—
,     "Really," said  Mr.  Fontaine, "this Is
very strange."
"The Rices live In a littlo Swiss cottuge
by the HnUllno falls," suggested the hotel
clerk. "Ueutloman goes up and down to
thoclty everyday; keeps a pony carriage."
"You're to como back with mo, pl'iiso,"
Interrupted Nora. " 'The rectory,' or
'the country parson,' Miss Matty Rico's
compliments, an"—
Mr. Fontaine, hurriedly surveying the
situation In hts mind's eye, decided tt was
better to obey this strange request
Putting on a waterproof wrap and
arming himself with a light silk umbrella,
he accompanied Norn McShano, to tho
great buzzing and whispering of tho group
on the veranda.
Miss Rice was listlessly watching Eveleen's embroidery as the door bouncod open
aud Nora rushed ln, exclaiming:
"Hereho Isl   I've brought html"
"Brought whom 1" exclaimed Mary In
surprise.
"The country parson," said Nora.
"There wasn't no rectory. I Inquired for
lt, but lt wasn't built."
"What on earth Is the girl talking
about!1" said Matty in amazement.
And then Mr. Fontaine walked in, holding his hat ln his band.
"I am the clergyman," said he, "Can
I be of any user"
Matty colored a deep cherry pink.
"Oh, dear, I am so sorry," she faltered,
"but there is some dreadful mistake here.
I sent Nora to the hotel to borrow a book,
and she has brought me hack—a man I"
"A bookf" said Mr. Fontaine.
"Yes," said Mattle, trying harder and
harder to keep back her laughter as the
comic eldo of tho clrcumstanco forced itself upou hor. " 'Tho Recreation of a
Country Parson.'   Mr. Wlnton has It."
Mr. Fontaine began to laugh. So did
Matty and Ereleun, and In flvo minutes
they wero tho best friends ln tbo world.
Mr. Fontaine staid to lunch, and thoy
nover knew how that long, rainy afternoon wliiled itself away until at last the
blue drifts of sky spread banners above
tho pino trees on old Sky Top and every
shining drop was transformed iuto a tiny
rainbow.
Mr. Fontaine came often after that. So
did Paul Wlnton, tho owner of the genuine "Country Parson." And whou the
family closed Its cottage and returned to
tbe city the two young men discovered
that tbo Journey to Philadelphia wns not
such a very long oUO, aud thero ll every
probability that the lacking rectory Will
bo built tn tho spring and that the country parson will bring a pretty young wlfo
then—at least so says popular gossip.
"Dear, stupid old Nora!" says Matty
Rico. "It was all hor doing, aud sho shall
have a homo with me nlways."
"But blunders don't nlways terminate
successfully," Evuleon gravely remarks.—
Waverly Magazine.
SurprUe-t.
The young reformer was a superlatively
feminine creature wbosu soul abhorred
sounds harsher than thoso which como
from tho harp, but her sympathies had
been aroiiBod and she hud entered hur
name on the roll of Friendly Visitors. Sho
felt that she could no longer face hor denr
society friends without being ablu to tell
of her experiences lu reforming somebody.
Arming herself with disinfectants she
started on her errand. Climbing a stairway tn tho tenement district, she traversed a dark hall, feeling au Imaginary
dampness oreop through her shoes and
thinking of cough drops for the morrow.
Entering one of the rooms, she found
herself unexpectedly In the presence of a
pale, poorly dressed woman, and concluded Bhe would begin her work of reform by
reminding her that cleanliness Is nkln to
godliness, and an inspection of the premises was in order.
Turning cautiously toward tho unmado
bod, suspicious of seeing " the terror which
creepeth by night," hor oyes rested upon n
woman with a newborn babe at her sido.
"I did not know that you had others
living with you," remarked the visitor.
"She docs not llvu here. She is my
neighbor."
"Why Is sho In this room and In your
bed?"
"Well, lady, you soe 1 have a window
and a bit of carpet, and I Invited her to
come because I thought It would be a de-
center place to bo born in than her houso
is, and lt was for tho sake of tho little
baby I did IL"
The reformer apologized for hercnll and
hurried out of tho presence of a greatness
of soul which was a revelation sho Is not
likely to forgot—Youth's Companion.
Be Conquered.
I was visited by n robust looking man
In the prime of life, who stated that ho
was a master plumber, and that, being
deficient In his arithmetic, ho was finding
lt difficult to keep track of his bookkeeper's accounts, now that his business was
Increasing. A little fencing, however,
elicited the pitiable admission that he was
totally unable to read) He could road
figures, add a little and Just write his own
name—all ho bad ever learned ln his na
tlvo country—the Green Isle, but, though
he had hitherto been successful ln concealing his limitations from the people about
him, certain olroumetances had recently
given him the alarm, and he had mado up
his mind to try to mend matters. And
what a struggle was hisl What pathos In
his groping efforts to spell out his way
through the primer whleh his own little
son had thrown aside two years boforo I
But night after night, summer and winter,
he kept It up, until at last he had bis re-
■ward, and. he could look his littlo boy
boldly In the faoe and had no more fears
ot his bookkeeper.—Chambers' Journal.
52 BOILS
" Three years ago I was troubled
with boils, and tried several
remedies recommended by friends,
but they were of no avail. I had
FIFTY-TWO BOILS in all, and
found nothing to give me relief
until I tried Burdock Hlood Bitters,
The first bottle 1 took made ;i complete cure and proved so very
satisfactory lhat I have recommended B.B.B. to many of my
friends who have used it with t,rood
results," A. J. MUSTARD,
Hyder, Man.
Any one troubled with Boils,
Pimples, Rashes, Ulcers, Sores,
or any Chronic or Malignant Skin
Disease, who wants u perfect cure,
should use only
BURDOCKKs.
"Pear Old lion."
Tho pout Tennyson's sympathy with
animals Is shuwn by a wcu story told lu
his "Memoir."
A beautiful Bettor was given hlm. At
midnight it suddenly struek hlm that the
new dog might feel hungry and lonely, so
hu went down stairs and stolu a chicken
for "Dear Old Don." Great was the consternation In thu kitchen next morning
as to what hud beuomo of the uhlukeu.
COULD NOT DRESS At.ONE.
A Nova Bcotian Farmer Tells of Hin liit-iine
H- Bering From   ithcuinatliim   and   How
He Fouud Relief.
I'luiti tin- Brlalgewutor, N.S., Rnterprlso,
Suili suffering as rheumatism causes
the victim upon whom it fastens Itself
is aluioHt unendurable. Only thoso
wbo writhe under its pangs can imagine tho joy of ono who bus been freed
from its terrors. Mr. .1. W, Folken-
hitm, of New Kim, N.8., is one of those
who huvo been released from pain, and
who believes it his duty to let others
know how a cure can be found. Mr.
Folkeuham is a farmer, and liko all
who follow this arduous but honontbli*
calling, is subject lo much exposure.
It was this exposure that brought on
his trouble nud caused bim so mueh
suffering before he was rid of it. He
says:—"In the spring of 181)7 I contracted rheumatism, Throughout the
whole summer I sulIVred from it, und
about tho first of October it became so
bad that I eould uot get out of Iho
houso. Tho pains were located in my
hip nud back, and what I Buffeted can
hardly bo expressed, I becamoso help-
loss I could not dress myself without
aid. Eventually the trouble spread to
my bunds nnd arms, uud at times these
would lose all feeling and become useless. Iii November I begun using Dr.
Williams' Pink Pills, nnd after tatting
four boxes began to Improve, After
using six boxes the pains and soreness
hud all gone and I was able to do a
hard day's work. I intend using a few
more boxes more us a pr(*cautiouui*y
measure, and I would earnestly advise
thoso suffering front this painful
trouble to give Dr. Williams' Pink PU1b
n fuir trial and be made well.
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills cure by going to the root of tho disease. They
renew and build up the blood, and
strengthen the nerves, thus driving disease from the system. Avoid imitations by insisting that every box you
purchase is enclosed iu a wrapper bearing tho full trade murk, Dr. Williams'
PiukPillB for Palo People.
Aa It Will Da Told.
Spanish Granddad (SO years hence)—
And in that fight at Santiago, my children, every noble Spaniard met bis fate.
Little One—Was not one saved,
grandpa?
Spanish Granddad—Not a man was
left to cable the tale I—Philadelphia
North American.
Which Waa It?
Hewitt—"Me." is the abbreviation
for Maine, isn't it?
Jewett—Yes.   Why do you ask?
Hewitt—A girl wrote to me saying,
"Beinetuber me," aud I dou't kuow
whether she meant for me to remember
her or tho Maine.—New York World.
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19 llw of butter por week at lli contu (average
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(that wholesale houses of the east and west recognize!
[this place as the distributing point of East Kootenay]
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than any other town in the district.   And there is
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For further information, maps and prices of lots apply to
B. C. LAND INVESTT1ENT AGENCY,
Victoria and Vancouver.
L. A. HAMILTON,
C. P. R. Land Commissioner, Winnipeg, Man.
V. HYDE BAKER, Local Agent, Cranbrook, B. C.
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Picked  Up Aboul lhe City   by Asking
Questions of Many  People.
Call and fcc sonic of my Scotch
tweeds.   J. Leask.
Several carloads of merchandl-ie have
come in mer tlie C. N. 1*. the past week
fi,r local dealers.
Money to loan in sums of from -fico to
$1000.   McVittie St Hutchison.
Cranbrook i-i in need o*" a shoemaker.
Any one opening a shn;) here cannot
fail to do well.
Mr. Joseph Deiian'.t, an employe of
the Cranlirook Mill company, was taken
to the St. Hu;!ene hospital on Thursday
and died on Sunday.
John Leask is now ready lo do tailoring business opposite the Kootenny
house.
The telephone ollice lias been removed
to the townsile office block, on tiie cor-
nnrof linker street and Hanson avenue,
wiih S. ti, Oliver in charge,
McVitlie & Hutchison are ready to
build a few more houses to sail tenants
or buyers.
Mr. T, Lovo requests all those who
crave recreation and want to mix it np
with a little work to come round and roll
a game of ten-pins—fur a consideration
in his favor.
If you want good pastry, leave your
order nt Wilson's Itakery.
Messrs. Palmer & Oliver have removed
Iheir hook and stationery ttore inlo the
east room of the towmilc oflice building, coiner linker street and Hanson
avenue.
Decorating of all kinds nl IL ti, Kinc
Co.i Armstrong avenue,
Tlie other evening a man named MeKenzie was tried before T. McVittie and
J. Hutchison charged with npproprintlng
a sum of ino'iey. The evidence was not
sufficient to convict,
Wall paper nl Kim; & Co., Armstrong avenue.
A China mull mimed Wong Llm, working in town, brought nn action against a
white man before Messrs. Laidlaw and
Hutchison for robbing him of $*m. He
tailed lo make a case, howtver,
How pleasant the bachelors look after
eating one of Wilson's mock mince pies.
A pnrly 150 ml iters and their families
are en route from Nova Scotia to l-'emie
to work iu the uiinen. Thcte ought to
be no scarcity of coal along the Crows
Nest line this winter.
Mrs. Hugh McMillan has opened
dressmaking rooms nt No. ifi. Hanson
block.
The Pioneer hardware store received
during the week a cm load of stoves-
stoves of ail sizes, shapes and prices—
both heating and cooking, and coal and
wood burners.
Pits and cukes made oil short notice
at Wilson's linker).
Oeorge Dixon, a C. P.' K. man was
given three months at hard labor Tuesday for taking sotlteftsowhii h was given
to him in trust by a fellow workman.
Judges Laidlaw and Hutchison sat on
the case.
Signs, signs, signs. KiNO St Co.,
Armstrong nvenue,
Some one remembered Ihnl Ins! Monday night was HBllowc'cn, evidences of
the fact appearing the following morn-
lug In overturned nuthouses, misplaced
aigns, etc.    TllO small boy or overgrown
kid arc 111 evidence m Crnubiook.
Oo to Wilson's Itakery lor fie' ll I r. ml
Station Agent Robillard expects to occupy (jmrters in the new depot building
today.
The muni service will be held in the
North Star restaurant on Sunday next al
4 o'clock, conducted by M, J. Hull.
Tiie first snow fall of ibe season whitened the ground about "Beautiful Cran
brook" to n depth of lwo inches this
morning.
McVittle & Hutchison have been appointed district agents lor lhe Imperial
L:fe Assurance Company ol Canada.
Are yon carrying any life assurance?
Iu addition lo lilting nnd making
dresses 1 will also altend to all kinds of
plain sewing. Hanson block, un stal'B
Mas. Hugh McMillan.
Mr. II, II. Wilson has opened a bakery
in Cranbrook aud says he is in position
lo supply all demands for bread and
pastry. He will establish a free delivery
in a short time.
A membership list of the llonid of
Trade is at the postoffice and all those
who are desirous of becoming members
and have not entered their names are
teipiesle.l lo do so and deposit the fee of
#1   00.
The Palace livery and feed stable wa*
oil rp'lers and made a trip across town
during the week and has beeu landed
alongside the Headquarters stable. Mr.
dear) has assumed charge of the latter
named stable as well as tlle Palace.
Painting — Estimates on all kinds.
King .t Co., Armstrong avenue.
T. A. Creighlon received a wagon load
of fresh fruit via Kalispell, Montana,
one day last week. The fruit was mostly from the state of Washington,
.reaches from the famous Wenatehce
■ valley comprised part ofthe load.
1 I have opened rooms for dressmaking
I in the Hanson block, Number 19, aud
j shall be pleased to have the ladies of
! Cranbrook call.
Mas. Hue 11 McMillan.
! Mi. II. It, Kinu is closing out bis busi-
I ness In Port Steele aud will engage in
I trade In Craubrook. in fact, tbe gentle*
I man has already secured quarters on
Armstrong avenue and is opening up a
stock of wall paper.
Mr. Hutchison, secretary of the school
board, has received a quantity of documents, books, etc., iu i-nmicclinu with
the school, but the educational department forgot to write or send any letter
of instructions.
The new hotel at Kiiuberlj, which is
being erected bv a syndicate of outside
capital, is nearly completed. The house
is 50x06 on the ground and three stories,
and will be opened by Mr. Harry Drew,
late ot the Central hotel. Port Steele.
Col. DraytOtI inveigled Host Ryan Into
mi game of ten-pins at lhe new bowling
! alley the other day. The colonel thought
! the exercise might increase bis appetite
I and enable hlm to put some fL-sli on his
I lean body. It was a shame, though, to
make Ryan a parly to the scheme.
'I he passenger depot Is Hearing completion. Work 011 the interior is progressing rapidly, and the painting of the
exterior hns proceeded fur enough to
show that lhe company has departed
fiom the antiquated and ever-to-be deplored style of color invariably used III
painting railroad buildings, i.e., a dingy,
dirty, measly red.
.Some udditiunal work iu improving
the townsile was ordered by L. A. Hamilton while in lown lhe other day. Thi
big ditch iu the east end of towu is to he
extended south till it taps the pond of
water, which, ill wel weather, covers
Mvcral acres ol ground. The ditch will
carry all this water off, nitd the residents
in that patt of town will be duly thank*
ful.
death at I'ort Macleod on October 22 of
Florence, wife of R, R. Rolf. People of Cranbrook will remember
the lady as a resident here for n
shoit time dm ing the summer, Mr. Rolf
being connected with the const- uciion
department of ihe C. N P. Deceased
left Craubrook but a few weeks ngo in
the belt of health,
The editor pio lem of Tim. lli-:i'.w,i*
hnd a dream the oilier night in which
he was mixed up in ull sorts uf tionble—
railroad smash-ups, tlie bursting of the
boiler in Tim Hi.halo office, ihe press
"bucking,'' and ihe nightmare iiuall)
terminating in Simpson walking inlo
the office fiom a train which had jnst
linked al the station, minus nny bride.
About this time the scribe woke up and
found Simpson's dog lying across bis
bioast. Dreams always prove the con
Irary, you know.
I    ABOUT  PEOPLE    f
V-m~¥t,m*m^^^¥^^^^^a¥i
Living In or Visiting Cranbrook, Whom
We All Know or Should.
Contractor McCarty has returned lo
Craubrook.
Col. Henderson, of Moyie City, was in
town yesterday.
Judge Hutihi-on and wife drove over
to Port Steele on Monday.
Ii. J. Hill, the popular clothier, returned to Craubrook from a business
trip to Winnipeg ou Friday's train.
Colli li issioner Armstrong came in over
lhe road from Pernie last evening and
departed for Steele this morning.
Manager Prank C. Hogan, ofthe Sullivan mine, returned to Spokane over
the C. N. P, via Nelson oil Siitiirdn*,
last.
R.    W.    Matthews,   representing the
U. 0. Dunn Si Co Mercantile Agency,
with hcndtpiurleis al Nelson, is iu the
city today.
0, J. Johnson, part owner of the
Mountain Goat mnl other well-known
mineral claims at Movie lake, was in
town transacting business iu connection
with bis mines yesterday,
Mr. J. Scott, formerly with the [tank
of Commerce in this city nud uow manager of a  bank   of Ihe same name  nt
I-'eniie, came over io Cranbrook lust
Friday 011 n short vacation*  The gentle*
mail was suffering from an attack of
rheum nt Ism and his visit wiih uot as
pli-asuni us il might have been on I. at
account,
Improvements sl Sl. Iiugene Mission.
From Contractor La III out I'll It IlttR-
Ai.n learns that extensive improvements
are contemplated al St. Rugctte Mission,
particularly in connection with the hospital. Iu fact, work has already been
slatted. Several new buildings are to
be added lo the hospital plant-—such as
ileadhousi', laundry etc. The hospital
proper has never been supplied with
heating or water appliances." Hot water
is lo be used for healing the building, A
Urge tank is to he erected, into which
water will be forced irom the St. Mary's
river hy n steam plant, ami the water
from the tank will have sufficient
pressure to fui nish protection in case of
fire and to enter the upper sloiies of lhe
buildings
Bowling
Alley ...
T. LOVE. Prop.
Near Crarbrook Hotel,
CRANUROOK, B; C.
NOW OPEN
Camo tn and KitereUeiraitr muscles ■ it wit' not
•-(■il yon iiuii-li.
JAMES QREER,
Contractor and
Builder.
Plans and specifications furnished on
application. Kstimntes made on buildings. Our work will be satisfactory in
every respect. Tbat Is better for you
aud better for me. Call and see me if
you are figmiug on building.
Cranbrook, - B. C.
A. W. .VrVlTTIK. .lOUN ItUTCIjISON,
I). I- .S.. IV L. S, Notary Public.
McVittie & Hutchison,
llAKKK HTUKKT,      -      -      *      ClUSUItOOK.
-Dealers in~
Mines and Real Estate.
.   .   .   Insurance Agents.
MINKS AND LANDS BURVEVBD.
Qilpin's
S!
ores
Fort Steele and
Cranbrook	
Dry (iooils,
Clothing,
Ladies' and dents'
1'urnislilnits, Footwear,
Hardware,
Machinery,   . -
Paints and Wall Paper.
Larue Car ol Furniture
on sale at Cranbrook
Till about October rjth.
1 Goods and Prices Right.
G. H. GILPIN.
The Palace
ttttt*tt»»t«t«t*t
Livery, Feed and
Sale Stables ...
NiHtllKIIY AVKNTK,
Ni'Hr Koiiti'iiay lluli-l,
CRANUROOK. n. C.
Good Double and Single Turnouts and
Saddle Horses.
Iu the  Toronto Globe of the 24th
Oetnher  is the uuitotiliceiueiil of the1
NOTICE.
I'liiMiiiooii, 3-ith AUKUS   ISOft.
I  l,.-M-l,v ■*!>.' IMli.T lll:ll MMVlUyMlfl.T llllil-
I inti- nl in ii*|i*.iiy in tin- rtiii-f riitiimi-.it in'i «if
LiiiiiK iviil YVitki, Vict'Ulii. fm* iH'iinl-mi-ii (n
|-liri>1l-|-.i>lli-Ti..|..lvlliU il-'-.'lilii'il t i-i.l i-MiiiiiI,
sltimtpil In tho s.>nilii'iii Division . f 1 ast Knn|.
I'liay; riiiiiiiit-iii'lnii at a oi-sl *-1;iuli"l nt Hi-
In i-i'-* i-lliiti n[ 1 tie nisi linn in lm'. nf Lot ;i:|j
» t; 11 1 In- im- tin- n -flmro nf I n-inii-i Lulu-. - lir-m-i-
im.Hi duly ,iin i'lmins. llieiltd i-nsi fnrlv urn
1-tlillllS, tlii'tri' siiiilli fmIV iltn i-liiiins, llit'-ii-i-
\n--tt finlv illlH'ImliHliillii' lull,I ot Miiimii'iii'i'-
Nh-M. Hiiil,i.t*i|i; Dili' linnilii'il nml iKIj- hi'II-n.
I. \\. STUFlfENU,
l'roni|i| iiiii-n --hIiI tohinislciit tri'id.
Geo. Geary,
Proprietor
GEO, R. LEASK,
11 -it i' nf I'm onto)
Builder and Contractor,
CRANBROOK, B. C.
All kliii.ior .li.litihiH promptlyiiUi-iiit-M lu,   It
tlllUl. »    rUMlhlll-ll Ull al|>Jj|lL'altl-.LI
Sage's Commission
House. ;
Goods sold on Commission.
Second Hand Goods bought and
sold.   Bargains every day.
LER0Y SAGE,
Hanson Ave,, south of Cranbrook hotel
Wood and Freight.
J. H. McMULLIN
ClIAN'lll'OOU, 11. C.
Is Prepared lo Furnish Wood
•nd Deliver Same Promptly on
order. Well seasoned and cut
to stove length.
FREIGHTING AND HAULING
Of all kinds will receive prompt
attention.
•THE-
CRANBROOK  PHARMACY,
ItelievInK Inl lio cront future or t'ranlirouk lite
oi't'iii-ii 11 liiriit* mm well ii-i-Hirttil stuck of
....niU'i.s....
Patent Medicines,
Stationery and Pipes,
Toilet Articles.
Special attention given to mail and
out of town orders.
R. Ii. IlliATTIli,
Canadian Pacific Railway
-AND-
SOO PAORC LINE
The New and Direct Route from
East Kootenay
—TO—
Toronto, Boston,
Montreal, New York,
Halifax, Philadelphia,
St. Paul, Chicago
..AMI Al.l....
Eastern and European Points.
Pscllc  Coast, Chins, Japan snd Australia
Points.
Tourist Cars leHVe Coast Daily lo SI,
Paul.
Unity (except TussrinF) to Hnstern Points,
TIIAINH TO AMI t'llOM MACI.Iioi),
Ttiss. 'I'lnirs. .Moiiil. Weil.
Hal')'. frlilny,
; A. », Leave....CIIANIlllnilKArrlvp; on i-.M.
Conneotlon frum lu>„u,iiiiy 1,11k,1 imlnls 4ts1.lv
except Siiinliiy.
For rates, limp., etc., nml lull liiriirlitulluli
cuu mi ui- suitress
W. P. ANIIKItaoN,
Tiavclliiu i'a., iiuit aiicrir.
NKI.SON, 11. ('.
v...(. CQYIill, in.r. rnsseiigor Am,.
ViiiH'tnivcr. ll. ('.
IM Men Wsnlcd.
One lilllidred and fifty good liush men
wanted.    Apply lo
COLUMIUA RlVKU l.l'MHI'.K Cl>., I.'d.
Uolden, I). C.
..t.*.a..t*ataa*aaaaaaaaa*t..a.tt.^...t......t..ttttt^ll
I The Cranbrook  I
$
1 Lumber Co. -& s
i
I        Saw and Planing Mills
I :::AT
I CRANBROOK, B. C.
 AU,   KINDS   OF-
I Rough and
_
1 Dressed Lumber,
I Dimension Lumber,
«
I Shingles and
j flouldings.
§ IN   STOCK OB MADE TO ORDER.
♦♦****♦*+#*****♦«*♦*****#!»'<♦****♦*+♦•♦♦
All Night Restaurant,
J. E. IWARCHILDON, Prop'r.
This restuarant is located opposite to
the depot. The best is always served.
Call and be convinced.
ItaiSSffifflSBBJiSBIHiiSaliil
Fort Steele Mercantile Co.
(Limited.)
YYTe Carry Complete *& %*%
™ ™ .... Lines of	
Dry Goods, W Hardware,
Groceries,       |   Sash and Doors,
Hay and Oats
-■*»	
OUR   CEM.AR   IS   STOCKIil)   WITH   Till'   1'INIiST
^yines, Liquors and Cigars
AT   WHOLESALE.
- »*	
Everything at Lowest Prices.
Cranbrook,    -    -    Fort Steele,    -    -    Wardner.

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