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Array VOLUME    I,
Report From Washington, 11. S. Alleging
a Naval lingagituciil.
Unltod StatoePaolflo
ion mn I tho Spa:
Moot ut Mnn
I Notit—Tho wires betvf
nml Kaltspell are down
nnd in consequence the
parts are not available.
following dispatch, there
that it may be partially ■
Advices io days ago we
lhat the United Stales P
wan stationed at Hong Kt
that it was rumored that
leave there to engage lb
at Manilla. I
If Tula Be T.ua tho
Washington, May i.
celved state thut Admin 1 Dewe.-^?) of
the Pacific tquadton had
with the Spanish fleet at
yesterday, practically
American loss unknown,
be light; 2,000 Spanish k
fleet blown out of existei
Austria's Empero
The Kuiperor of Austr
•Juvni Squad-
li Floot,
een Port Steolo
this morning,
Btial latest re-
tleitanlinv lhe
i* a possibility
r wholly true.
to the effect
ific s-pindron
g, China, and
1 would soon
Spanish fleet
Wa   Is T r-
im engagemeut
Manilla harbor
destroying it.
mt BUpposed to
lied and their
: Digs Up.
it has contrib
uted $io3,coo to Spain and has allowed
hid soldiers to enlist ii tlie Spanish
Great nativity cx'sls in Llie war depart
ment. Tlie actual invasion of Cuba will
occur on Wednesday.
War Nawfl Bale i-'S.
l'Aitis, Apil!-O.-lt H atnitu nceil tlmt exti
onl I my uuvnlni.-l military ticjlvhy U tils, laycil
throtmliotit France.   Ail tin
ernizedarekoi* InUithtiUjirim
uxpeui tu lie called mil
KRV Wnr, April'-1
ol» wits cui'tureU b. tlie U. t\ ifi
uii Cabiiims ycsturiluy, an 1 wi i brought hero in
tliarjii' uf 11 prize crew,
The linaril ur strategy lipoid
Tliurn. a evening Hint If It t
(Hat tliu jipjiilsli iW'! iii<i n.
Ilia Aiiiint.-'. 1 hn Canary Ista
Haleurlei-litnils'a tin- ahull!
tin; Muluscii, s.uuUl lu- selKi
t-t.ite.1 for a Imfo «>f sup-l i*s.
un HoAUit 1 1..mi sin 1- Nk
taiiilas Ai'f.i .7, S ■>. in.-'.li
tan ami   On-innali war s|lt|
•mil a: tliu in nth uf Mil Ul
iitieruiion. Thero note n»
stle, but l' u licliovetl that
which 11 1 il tlie fort nn st
uf lifu aiming (lie jipumiiws,
Ips reoeutiy 11
mnl thu 11
mil simp liugra-
au injiit Ne
at a la:.- Hour
ouies apparent
t Intoiul tu crasr
i or oue of the
inhtn, probably
by the I'lii.i'il
Yobk, oil Mn-
ew York, i-uri-
bomUanlcil tliu
s iu bur fils
amities on onr
lie lull of Iron
have muisotl Ins
[Additional telegraph
Th.i   F me   of iho   :
Biaobed the Di tH
Cranbrook, through '.
has been beard of iu Nc
iu consequence hasreceii
a gentleman iu that far-ol
says "of course I unders
no town yet, but I believi
one (here, and a go™! om
The jj en l lei uau, from
pears to be one who wo
make his wny in a new en
IIkkai.d dues not wish to
cither to come or stay nw
depends upon lhe ttldl
whether lie makes n buco
a new land. Tint Hkka
col Ull) 119 will present en
119 wilhin the ability 0
truthful  report of the ni
fcrs; but advice, if given
certain lines, might not h
following, A week ago
grocery storo here; uow t
week ago then1 whs UO l)B
there is one. There is I1C
ing or clothing store hei
■tot Impossible thnt ■ nc
mote may see 01 e, The
will apply to general
meat market books nnd 1
her .shop, nnd other ht;
ttcss,   Cranbrook will 1.
town ami 111 no way he e
t-tit on mining or nny otl
although mining will coi
in its prosperity,
The belter wttj (0 tteti
any new town te g dosl
which lo enter anv klmli
visit tin- place—even Iboi
nivi- it loiueliiuea Bflvea
Satisfy yourself whether
it ndvantageotu to thew
self, mid net—act qulckl
your particular field ui
you occupy mueh time ii
couctusioili some one it
Iuto a good business wil
bating the quesliou,
K*. to positions, good 1
here out of employment
of wages is much better t
As a place in winch to
fur there bus been 110 tn
some une lu erect n build
any business, and have it
fore the guods cau possl
'01 m r Haa
at La ter.
'J'ut»: Hkkaui,
n Scotia, and
■il a letter from
Province, who
and >uu huve
there will be
, too."
his letter, ap-
thi he able to
in try ,but Tub
advise any one
iy, ns so much
ilual   himself
) or failure lu
> through its
tt  week so far
part of Pay no Mine
The ore sheds, engine n
house of the Payne mine
nay, burned to the grow ■
The estimated loss is $15
of the fire is nol known,
able that the loss will cau
siou of work, ou tlie   prop.'
giue was used principal!
ore.    Tlie loss of tlje ore
inconvenience   but  need
with shipping,
The district five mile; northeast of
here is said lo be the .scene of new finds
pf gold and copper; samp es me fine.      ' Hardware
11 2d page ]
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Paymaster Stephen*, of the engineer
department, was in town Sunday,
Trains oil llie Crow's Nest Pass roud
nre expected lo be running between
l.elhliii.Uc uml Macleod by May 1.
Work in Isadora canyon, northeast of
here, Is progressing as rapidly us possible tttidei Contractor McCarty. it will
lake several weeks lo get: through the
Donald Macleod, who tins a contract
east of Craubrook, wus in lown Sunday.
Mr, Macleod was ou n tiip of inspection
of the mule southwest of here, preparatory to bidding on a new contract
11 is understood Unit the different contractors along llie western division nre
putting men to work on the tote road lix-
ing it up. If bo, it will not tie loug before freighting iioiu the west is resumed.
A. li. Bensley, superintendent of the
Columbia division of lite C. V. R., spent
Tuesday iu the city. In connection with
his visit there are various rumors as to
C. I'. U. intentions at Kaslo, but .Mr.
llensley luul nothing to impart to the
public nt this lime.—Kooteuaian.
Mr, Cowan, Jr , passed through here
en route to the Movie Lake tunnel, Mr.
Cowan said that there is less than 20a
feet more work ahead of themjto complete the tunnel, aud was confident lhat
June I would see the work finished. Tlie
tunnel is in a si.ile fot Illation, which has
very hard,
Tlie proposal lo Calgary for the C. P,
R, shops was: Tbe city 10 give a cash
bonus of $25,000 lo ihe company to take
the necessary steps to close Hardefity
street and tlie government rond allowance and to secure the right of way already mentioned. In return for this concession Uie company were prepared lo
make Calgary a divisional point, to construct a 1 ou ml-home with accommodation for 20 engines at a cost of £24,000
Tlie engineers at Donald are kicking
against the proposed ruii from Revelstoke to Laggaii. They say they wont
do such ail excessive run, and will appeal to tbe Drivers' Union if it is still
proposed to carry o-it thU arrangement,
They point out that the engines have not
been able to do the run but have been
continually breaking down over It till the
old arrangement had to be reverted to
changing engines as well as drivers at
Donald.—Golden Bra.
W. S. Cram-on, C. P, R, engineer for
tlii-4 division, li-s been putting iu liis
spate time building a p'ensure yacht for
himself. It is 16 feel 111 length and 6#
feet in width and will comfortably feat
10 passengers, Tiie hull is built entirely
of ua now eed.ir strips nailed together.
The workmanship looks like that of 11
professional i-hipb'uilder, hut Mr. Cranston assured the reporter that it was his
fir.st attempt nt that kind of work. The
noat's name will be Dulcibella.—Moyie
ges it of (
issue on
)d a week
one.    A j
*• »
News Items From tho East and
Wost Therein Gathered.
Kaslo »ill celebrate Hie Queen's birth-
il.iv [it an approprintc uiauner.
I'he Hon. i',. 11. Mnrtin hns rccelved
the utiauluioua nomination of the Government party for North Vale,
It will l,c [uteresltno. noivs l„r all K ,s-
loilos lo loam Hint iho Kootenay lake
saw mill is likely 10 nm busily all sum,
mei long.
The board of health have Riven notice
to all occopnnU ol dwellings within Ihe
city ol Rosslaud to clean iheir yards
roithwlth ami 10 keep all garbage In bai
Tk Summit, Four Miles Simili. Shows
targe leads anil lli;r Values.
Tho Omnlirook  Buburbe Aro Surprising Oil n?Qiiltiiits—Town*
Bite, Even, Pena Gold.
The season lor prospecting and doing development work can .scarcely be
said to have opened yet, still good reports, backed by substantial proofs, are
begiuning to come in. With the many
rich prospects in sight of Cranbrook, it
is safe to say thnt a number of them will
make mines.
l.ust Thursday Tom Love, who is reported us-hnving made the first, location
on Summit mountain, came to town after doing his assessment work on the
Union Jack. The ore is gold, silver, copper and lead bearing, the hitler In small
quantities. The work done consists simply of au open cut of n few feet aud a
six-foot hole sunk at the end of il, The
labor has revealed, over threeleet of n
splendid quality of cupper ore—azurlle,
malachite nnd pyrites. Assays iu copper run from 7 op to 36 per cent.; iu
gold, J8 to $36, aud averaging 5S ounces.
On the same claim are two other leads,
paralleling tlie first, 6 and 2.}. f-jct w de
respectively, and of tht.' same nature of
01 e, butsupposed lo cany larger gold values. Development work will soon be
Later—Mr. Love informed Tun Halt-
ami this morning that negotiations are
pending to bond lhe Union Jack for -fto-
The Cranbrook townsite hns been npt-
ly described as as a beautiful mountain
park; it covers many acres, and will pan
fine gold, in Fmallquantities, almost anywhere; it is uot likely, however, that
bedrock will ever here be reached, ns iu
an effort to reach water just north of
town a hole was sunk yo feel without
getting through the wash,
al 1
ry here; now
gents' iuiui-.li-
tn-l.lV.     It   Is
r two weeks
same remarks
hnndise, a
inliouery, bar-
aches ni busl
a permanent
rely depend*
1 one interest,
rlbute largely
mini- whether
nhl«  place In
business is to
■h u bctxpen-
lUUCll nu.ney.
you will find
lattnblUb your-
, If you find
iccupied, and
n liiing nt a
liable to step
le you are dc-
eu are rarely
ami the scale
inn ih it of the
o business, so
ible in finding
ng lo rent for
completed tie-
be laid down
Iiaut Burned.
ooin and power
West Koote-
I April 20th,
(IOO,   The cause
II is not proli-
io any suspeu-
srty. The en-
/ for crushing
'ins will cause
not   interfere
A (lock 1 f about 200 sheep which were
belug driven along Columbia avenue a
few days ngo caused   quite  a sensation
among ihe habitues and corner loungers
ol Rosslaud,
While working on the new saw mill
near lown Apiit jS, Wm, Sheriff, one of
the carpenters, slipped and fell, dislo-j
eating his shoulder. He left on the 23d
im the St. Qugeue mis imi for medical
attendance.    Moyie Lead 1.
A tramp broke Iuto the school house
the other night ntul used itasabedroom,
Ik-nm si have beeu eu route foi the Klondike, as ou leaving he took wilh him a
map of ihat region, doubtless Lo guide
him on liis way.—Ooldeu Bra
The flag of the United Stales is si mo-
times displayed loo prominently upon
the (.leailiei M,n au.     ll   does  not   make
much difference, although it is always
better to carry out the regulations in Ily
lugthebuutiei of nny nation,—New I ten-
ver huge.
It U reported that have King, editor
of lhe Rootciiui.ui.snys the Silverimiiut*,
will be a candidate for the provincial
parliament ut the coining elections.
Poor Dave;healway8hudhislittle faults,
but we never thought he would come lo
ibis.   Hut Mr. Kiugpleads "notguilty."
Kaslo is coming to the front witli a
building boom, 'lhe Kooteanian says
that a number of good buildings, plans
fur winch are now in preparation, Will be
commenced soon. Those who labor under the impression that the "City of,
Energy" has lost its "giii" will please
take notice. ;
C. Burritt, pressman on the Nelson '
Miner, while out with W. McMorris, also (
of the Miner, on the Kootenay river, mcl
death hy drowning, caused by the upset* j
ting of their eauoe. McMorris reached;
otiore in a greatly exhausted condition,
Search for lhe body of Kurritl lias ho far -
proved unsuccessful.—SIlvertonion,
! On aud after May 1st The Fort Steele
, .Mercantile Co. will carry a large and '
complete line of Dullding Paper, Cedar
Shingles, Hash and Doms, nud Building1
Palmer Mountain firamod With
Rich Minora! I. mds.
There is probably no part of British
Columbia, everything taken into consideration, that (iT.-ts a belter field for intelligent prospecting nnd mining than
Southeast Kooienay, nml particularly tbe
region immediately surrounding Cranbrook.
It is a region tbnt in the past has yielded millions of dol'ars in placer gold, nnd
there never was a greaTregion of auriferous gravel that llie vicinity did not yield
to persistent search for the same large
ledges of low grade and smaller ones of
rich gnld-beariug rock.
His also au ideal region for the persistent prospector for another reason; if
he stoma a ledge claim lhat will justify
development and other resources for raising a grubstake fail liim. lio can take a
rocker or sluice boxes and go to work
anywhere in the vicinity of Palmer
mountain and clean up from $1.50 to $2
or*,*, per day therefrom, and there are Instances when- even better than that hns
been done.   It is often the case that the
ptOSpeCtor lias to go scores or hundreds
of miles away Irom the scenes of his labors En order In secure work loearn cash
wiili which lo keep himself going. And
if tie is fortunate euough to secure steady
work at f} or $3.50 per day, lhe entire
extra amount he could make over th it secured from the gravel is consumed by expenses inclined by extra attractions of
lhe lown or city.
The Palmer mountain district shows
rich tellurium or sylvauite leads—stringers, rather, as they nm at au angle with
the ui itn ledg is of lhe district— it* rrom
,| to if) inches, which will sometime lead
10 B mine rivalling any in Cripple Creek.
TmkHkhai.i* lias as yet heard of no holes
in the that Colin I ry more llun 30 or 40
fuel deep, yet the showings attained are
of the most encouraging nature, and increase the belief lhat lhat district will
show upgrent producers and payers with
but a few hundred feel of work. In fact.
pay*ore is often the case f'om the grassroots, Imi it requires depth to give solidity, stability, inctenced values sometimes,
quantity, and above all opportunities for
opening up sloping ground,
Tin: lli-:it.\i, 11 predicts tint before the
close of lhe year Palmer mountain wilt
lie  proved   lieymul teusonaiile   doubt   a
vast treasure vault, and lhat In its confines are I irge bodies of all the precious
The C. N, P. R. running along the very
base ol the mountain assuies cheap Lrans-
pnrtntion   io  reduction  works,  either
abroad or in the nut remote Inline to
Cranbrook itself.
Lato Local Items.
Dr. Hell Hnvin, ol Vancouver, wasa
guest of the Cranbrook last night. Mr.
lvrwiu was returning from a visit to mining properties iu the vicinity of the great
St. Eugene, us well as the latter mine
itself. The doctor was greatly pleased
with lite result of his observations.
S.J. Morrow, an employe at the sawmill, fell from a loud of logs yesterday
afternoon, severely injuring his right elbow. Dr. Hell Krwin, who was 111 town
lasl evening, made an examination of
tlie Injured limb, but owing lo its swollen
condition could not fully determine how
badly il had beeu hurt. Mr. Morrow
left for Port .Steele, last night, for surgical treatment.
At lasl! At last! thankfully exclaimed
(',. II. Miner last* night ns two wagons
loaded wilh five tons—a mere bagatelle
—of Ilia hardware slock rolled up to Ills
store. A full cat load is awaiting transshipment at Jennings, und another is eii
route from Montreal.    There U now hi
siock locks, binges, nails, hummers,
picks, saws, cooking utensils, building
paper, etc.
Al   Ex,)ro5Bod   Viy   ft  G.-ntleman
From  Fnr   Away.
That Cranbrook is attaining some
prominence in other lands is emphatically expressed liy the fact lhat J. Mutch
in-on, who arrived here Wednesday evening, first heard ol it, as few weeks ago
Bt Si. Augustine, Florida, U. S , thousands of miles away.
Mr. Mm. hiuson is a newspaper man who
lias been long engaged, at various times,
on Buch journals as the London Graphic
and prominent New Vork city, Montreal
and Boston papers, Newspaper men are
people of keen observation—their calling
rendering that faculty a necessity iu their
make-up—and having a knowledge of
that fact Tin-: IIi.uai.u reporter thought
au expression of the result of his observations in uud about Cruubrouk would
prove Interesting reading,
Finding .Mr. Hutchinson in the cosy
rooms of the Cranbrook club, the pencil-
pusher requested his opinion regarding
Cranbrook, its opportunities aud prospects for becoming an active, bustling
city. lie hail just returned from letting
a contract for the erection of a store-
building, ro it is not at atl strange that
the interviewer found him occupying an
easy chair, tilted backward, with bis legs
resting, r.t au angle ol'45 degrees, on lhe
back of another chair, a fragrant club
cigar between bis teeth, and anat-peace-
witb-all-the ivoild look on his f.ice as he
"1 have tieen here but a few days,
though I first made up my miudtocomc
to Cranbrook while at St. Augustine,
Florida; and I came through in spile of
atl the unfivorable accounts given me,
free gratis, on the trail from Golden,
from which place I came on lhe hurricane deck of a trusty euyuse, I might
add Hint at oilier places adjacent to this
I met with the same quality of infoimn-
liou when mentioning Cranbrook, In
fact, I met only one person—a well
known and substantial business man wilh
no financial intcesls iu your town, who
had a good word for it. I thoughl there
might be method iu this uuifuimityof
opinion, and, as I do in everything, de-
teimined to ascertain ihe truth of the
matter, ami lure I BUI,
"And have you been diiappoluled?*"
asked the reporter.
"I think lhat Cinnbtook tins the most
beautiful townsite 1 ev.-isnw iiiuinounl-
oill country ; it reminds me of soiiie favored spots iu lhe Alps—truly. Beautiful
Cruiibiook! Of ihe future ol the town,
there can be but one opinion as to lhe
outcome, though it might be retarded iu
growtti if not pioperly brought before
thecommerc'al andlnveBtli gpublic. As
a great inilway divisional point alone, i.s
progiess is secure; but what will make
Cranbrook a second Denver some day, In
the m.iiing and smelting industries. I
have seen wiih my own eyesores and evidences of large ore bodies, that can not
lie (surpassed elsewhere in the mountains.
" Purl tier, Craubrook is a natural
point for smelling oris, aiui Iho water
supply, both fer city purposesand reduction work-! is abundant."
■Is Cranbrook well known or much
talked about in the south and east?" was
next asked of Mr. Hutchinson,
"We I, lo be sure, I firstheardof Cranbrook iu Florida, the extreme southern
point of the United Slates; butof course
ii was not through a general knowledge
of it nt lhat point, or at others much
nearer, for that matter. But I -fancy
that if Cranbrook were better known,
we should have people "falling over
each other," as our American cousins
say, to get here. I think it would he a
good plan for the townsite commissioners to arrange mine sysh in whereby persons arming In such places as Golden,
Port Steele nnd Wardner could be met
and luformed of the advantages Ciau-
tirook possesses, and also convey them
here should they wish it. It would tie
well also to have an agent at Kalispell
and Jennings, Montana. Il would advance the growth and business iuterests
of Craubrook wonderfully, I believe.
"Taken ns a whole, I think lhat Cranbrook is tlie best town pioposltion in
Fast Kootenay. I am going lo stay here,
ami though I am notmyseil an investor,
I have already advise.1 mettdfl to become
so. What I can do for Cranbrook I will
do, fori feel that the march of the empire is drifting westward and Cranbrook-
A Large and Appreciative Audl-
onco Participates,
Sunday  lhe l:ev  Ht.   luigene hospital
was dedicated. The exercises weiecom*
mcttced with prayer by Father CoccaU,
who afterward performed the usual dedicatory ceremonies, followed by a brief
address from the Father, regarding the
mission of the hospital, iis accessibility
io nil regardless ol creed or color. Dr.
Walt followed on behalf of the public
with apt remarks, paying u just tribute
lo the labors of Father Coccola iu the
causes of humanity and Christianity.
The doctor was followed by Uutzlneer
Lamb, of the C P. R>, who spoke in he-
half of railroad men, at the same time
refuting lhe common report that the C.
P, R. had furnished lhe fund fo r the
erection of the hospital, placing credit
where it wns due—to Pother Coccola.
The exercises concluded, ttte audience
was invited to partake of a delicious
lunch, prepared by the Sisters. Prominent among the visitors from Fort Steele
Mi*, ami .Mrs. Edwards, Mrs. emery, .Mrs.
Charles 1,-aillt, .Mr. ami Mr*. Qulliteveii. Mr.
nml  Mrs, ami  .Miss  WlUle,  Mis   I itplaln Snn-
Intra, Mr,ami Mix iiln v. Mrs. ,1. Wash,
Messrs. Norbiiry, (trnne, 1
Opposition Leaders Nauseated by Their
Own Tactics.
vided for, subject to the consent of lhe   rs\ 'CT WCWC |[\PVFNTPHi
majority of the  land-owucr«, provision   *"™J» liL V J L.iL ' Li" I TLL
is made for the expenditure of $131,000
for Chilliwack, $tot for Agassiz  J50,-
i'   1 for llat/.ic,  $27,000 for  Surrey, and
J7.000 fjr Westminster generally.    The j
money   so   expended   becomes   a   first ;
charge upon tlie lands benefitted.
A D; tniied Statement ShowiiiL** Iho
Number of VotirB in tho
Various Districts.
Victoria, B. C, April as.—Legislative sessions have progressed the past
week with little of exciting nature oc-
curiing, nnd marked by no special features aside from the usual prozy routine
work occurring iu governmental and
law-making bodies.
The Opposition leader, who, in company with his adherents, has done every
Ihing in his power lu block the wheels
of progress in legislative work, distinguished himself the other day, and also
gave u practical illustration of the aptness of the old saying in instances of
this nature, "Consistency, thou art a
jewel," when he protested against the
way the business of the House was being prolonged ami said lhat not only
Opposition members but supporters of
tlie Government were growing sick of il,
lie argued that night sessions should be
held in order to close up tlie session lis
soon as possible,
If the Opposition members hnd become
"sick of 11" weeks ago, at Ihesume lime
the Government members were, the Interests of British Columbia would have
been greatly advanced, mid much expense and ill-feeling saved. It is pleasing to note, however, that the Opposition is coming to its lenses In a degree,
at least.
i\ lengthy report from the select commute appointed to inspect the Provincial
jail was submitted liy Mr. Iligglns. It
embodied much that is usual in such
reports,—"the cells, rooms and yards
were found to be ■ lean, and in order, reflecting credit on the officials, the sick
duly cared lor, fooil uf good quality, sufficient," etc,
At least two of the suggestions made
by the committee nre deserving of more
than passing attention, as it lclntes to
hoys who may have became inmates of
lite jail, and also to lads who are eni-
pluyed in tlie district messenger seivicc
of cities. The commflteescemed, li^Iit-
fully, tu h'-'iievo iiml environment has
mudi to do with the formation of the
character, of a hum 111 being, especially
during eaily years. Referring to boy
prisoners the comut tteesaid ''while satisfied that so far us tho buildings permit,
the boys are comfortably lodged, are ol
opinion lhat a better result would tie
reach-d if the buys were kept 111 some
place nway from ihe jail for although
they do not ionic in touch with the adult
prisoners, Ibe feeling or thought of being
isolated wilh them in the public mind
is bad, and might have a prejudicial effect on lhe career of the boys.
Relating to the employment of boys
In the messenger service, ihe committee
desiied especially to bring to notice tile
danger at present existing io youths who
are engaged as messenger hoys by the
telegraph and other companies from lhe
temptations to which tbey nre unduly
exposed frum the nature of their calling,
and from the want of oversight which
evidently exists during tlie time they are
employed in iheir work, tlu-y being often engaged in delivering messages to
houses where they are brought in contact with scenes which are bound lo contaminate them, nt an age when they a*e
peculiarly susceptible to evil  influences.
The committee suggested that it should
he unde unlawful lo employ any one not
of full age to deliver messages to such
houses, especially after daylight. Tbe
committee especially desired to emphasize this quesliou of contamination of
youths who are employed as messengers, and u;ged upon the Government
the necessity of rigid supervision of the
messenger service, it appearing lhat
three ol the live hoys now confined in
the reformatory for serious ofTettses were,
until lately, in the employ of lhe messenger company in Victoria,
A request was nude fur a statement
showing the mini her uf votes ou the lists
of the different districts, as well ns the
number of applications.    Hon    Colonel
Uaker immediately presented a statement of the tame ns follows!
t»46.*.i*A44ftA4AtrtA,^.A*4 tttMif, t.4%
Malcolm Maginnis, Fort Steele's popular butcher, was iu town last Week.
Mrs. Angus Morrison lias been serious-
ly ill for several days with quinsy sore
Popular Sentiment Regarding the tniied
States-Spanish War.
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lata at Sheep Oamp,
I    Victoria, April 25.—Tbe week on the
coast has not been productive of any es*
j pei i illy exciting news, and whatever ai-
Mr. and Mrs. Hdwards of Port .Steele ] ten-ion is bting devoted to that feature
were the guests of V. Hyde Baker Sun
day evening.
Milliard, "the  village blacksmith,'
is one. of the buiie-t men  in  town these | incident)
days.    lie has got the "Anvil Chorus"       To tie sure, tt;
to perfection. ment he-
Miss Lizzie .Mcl'hee departed last night
for u visit in  Fort Steele,   Report says
she will soon return and make the life of
a popular   young   Cranbrook   bachelor
The tramway in the Cranbrook Lumber Company's yards has undergone extensive  repairs   and  alterations during
the past week, and work on the contract
for C. N. V, R. lies has commenced.
Joseph Laidjaw, Esq., j. P.. Is al iut
lhe way Joe may sign h mself now, if he
so desires; but ull the "handles" in the
world would make uo difference In him
— he will always be the Mime genial Joe,
C. M. Keep, the well-known capitalist I
of Port Steele, wasavisilortoCranbrook
Inst week.    Mr. Keep  could not avoid
expressing the sentiment, s'> often expressed by others— "Beautiful Cranbrook
it is, indeed."
The Leitch Brclhers, Jrs., have been
engaged for several days tti decorating
and papering their storerooms on [laker
si reel. Mr. Beattie has also been getting
his store fixtures iu shape for llie stock
ul drugs he will soon h ive here.
Mr. Reynolds was a recent visitor lo
Port Steele, where he was entertained
by Mr. Ycuosla, lu whom he had letters j
uf introduction from prominent eastern ,
railroad and bank officials.    Mr. Vein Bla I
of life is 111 inly in the direction of de-
velopmeals of the war between the States
and Spain, and to Klondike and mailers
nd of popular senti-
hitish dominions, is
In favor of the United Siatra, knowing
full well that her cause is just, and that
the frightful atro tlies committed by the
Spanish in Cuba should have been, in the
name ol hummiit) sud Christianity,
summarily dealt with long ago. This
sentiment, n >s hut just to add. is strongly fostered by s!i-- Provincial press, and
views of the press, in free lauds, are but a
reflex u( ihe public pulse.
And the fact, too, thnt tlie Dotted
States government has waited long and
patiently since tlie destiUCllon of lhe
Maine before adopting force of anm as
a means -. 1" settling lhe matter, has cie-
ated a still tn ttei fi 1 ling toward the Van-
kee, an 1 hopes for the spee ly soccea of
l:is cause with htleloss of life are freely
Again, too; the prompt action of the
Mother country iii declaring coal contraband of war, Associated with many other
acts   by   tier which   speak   louder   than
words as fin iring'the cause of tlie United States, is especially pleating to all
British lubj rets as tendtug'odraw closer
together the two great nations who by
ties of bloi d and numerous mutual Inter*
ij'-. iti oa humanitarians and gieat
commercial powers, shoul 1 act in unison
in shaping the hesi lnle tsts of the woild
will soon leave for Omenica, where lie
will locate.
II" y n contemplate engaging in a\v
kind of business in Cranbrook arrive at
your decision quickly. It is a case where
prompt ac'.ton is required, for o|; rtu-
iilty seekers a-e daily increa»tngi and tlie
quickest to net is the oue who secures
the inside track,
The severe windstorms of last week
paralyzed the telephone line between
Cranbrook and Swansea for a short lime.
Trees were uprooted and thrown all over
it, regardless of the rights and wishes tf
lhe patrons of the line. A force of uie:i
promptly made repairs.
\V. j. Hamilton was in Cranbrook
Thursday and Pridev, from Paimer
mountain and was glad to learn tbat
henceforward supplies can he purchased
in Cranbrook, forihwi'h availing himselt
of the opportunity, Th- boys b ive got
a face on their tunnel site, and wil] drne
it in for nil they are worth this s-ason,
and they are drivers from Driver-vide.
.Mr. Geddes, of ihe Pioneer grocery,
will soon have a stock uf postage stamps.
poslal cards, etc., on hand fur the accommodation of the public. A large box
lus also been conveniently placed in
which to deposit mail for de ivery at
Port Steele postoffice until such time is
the powers that be will kindly comentto
bestow upou this rapidly growing community the privileges and blessings conferred upon other towns by the provincial mall service.
John Hutchinson, of Montreal, Is o:*e
of Cranbrobk's new residents, and lias
held various responsible 1 osttions with
the greatest journals of England, Canada and the United States, but h is ah n-
doued seeking fame in newspoperdoui
for something more tangible than glory.
Tin: H1.KAi.11 believes Mr. Hutchinson is
making n wise choice, and as he api ears
to be constructed on tho "git thar" principle, he is welcome in Cranbrook; he is
having un office building constructed ad-
joining lhat of Mr. Kayuolds'.
Juo. Conway came down from Palmer's
liar last week, nud laid in a quantity uf
supplies.    But when he  1 IL   .amp   Iut
Saturday morning he made a fatal mis-
lake when he packed his supplies on the
ho Be and himself 011 tbe mule, fur when
hut a few miles out John .ml Jluntc severed business relatione in the trail j. irta
lion business, lhe latter coming back to
town, hitting lhe huh spoil ouly, Jtilll!
don't remember whether it was a high
spot or a low spot ihat he hit, hut he remembers distinctly ilM it w >b not a •<■'•
spot. \V-tio.n, ihtniel W-h o*a-!-|
w-h-u-H-!-!-Jii,nh—o-o-h-t VAN
B-Jllul.ttf r-JOtOB.
W. T. Kankc »S; lu, are about lo commence llie erection of ftnoihei more build*
ii g on their own act* tint. The structure
will he 35x50, lwo stories in height. The
first Iloor will he i.icupud by themselves
ni a grocery nnd supply store, Mr. K. is
I a rustling,  energetic  business  man, aud
■ knows a good ihing when he sees it, He
is not tlie kind <f cake we sometimes
'. hear of—nil dough.
1    One Lung and Two Snxe have con-
' traded fur ihe erection of 1 luudrv build-
But .i
milter, more of a strictly
.:". :.i ..:•..■■■.••*.'■■:■.*■ he tit: en lion
ot Western ..-.■..-.■ ■»" lutnbii , find that
is the a'l Canadian raihoad route to the
Klondike and territory ssuth. Tbe business itte:tjl5 of Victoria, especially,
have '-■;:   Intedin the rejection
of the M;K-j:u.e at! 1 Mann proposition.
Believing '.hat i: would be bu It, our business peoplt made p-orision lor the targe
trade :'i-y expected to do with the Yukon mines, through the advantages they
expe tc : I bare .y means of the Stick*
ine-T ilin route. Our merchants have
invest 1 1 ra .ay instances, their all in
mining lies.   A fleet of river steam
ers, costing not far fi ::: $1,000,000, has
been built. Steamers, saw mills, hotels
and stores are lx jog provided at Teslin
-. ind the capital and the credit of
the people of this Province has been liberally invested, '.%i*.;i commendable enterprise, t) se.-Jreandto hold for Canada
llie valuable trade of tbe Yukon country.
The senate has, rightly or wrongly,
thrown out the bi!I passed by the House
of Commons and we have n 1 assurance
tbat anyprovi ion would at once be made
for bai ling this road upon which British
Columbia has s*. ked so much.
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reporter, wero also pnwmi.
(.1. H, MINER
Has a large siock now oil the 1 'iid, consisting oi' building nnd shelf bu dwnrc
nud miners' supplies, camp stoves mnde
and all kinds ol linsiiniliuig on rtiorl
notice. Am making aitiigcmertts for
carrying a supply of powder at the 1'io-
uct'i' Hardware store,
Vide, wci
An attempt was made to instruct the
mining committee lo inx-it iu the proposed amendments to the mineral act a
a provision crcludiug aliens fr>■ 111 ihe
privilege of holding mh,i.ig property iu
British Columbia. Tue mover was Mr.
Dradeu, the workingiuui member from
Victor! 1 city, who in past sessions also
Ins moved In tho same direction. The
suggestion mcl wiih little favor and was
disposed of by b lug ruled out on the
ground* ih it to forbid ihe miners' lice 11 SU
to aliens would affect the revenue, with
which only the government may deal.
Among Iho new  dyking  work-pro
A Urge home will soon be in process
of erection for a Mr Haines, westofTilK
' Hi-u u.i) office; it will be 25x40.
\ A handsome building is being creeled
h« Contractor Knake for Mis. WtdUin
Hutchinson, of Montreal.   When com-
'pitted it will be occupied by Mr. nud
Mis. Uyieas n bakery and lunch-house.
In 1 in- J [ospitai
Por lhe week ending Sunday,May t.
ilu- following paiieni, were admitted tu
th-- St, Uugeiic bospiial:
j    James Scott, Joseph  Ryan, Ciwan'a
I camp; Erven Kellctt, Rgan's camp.   J.
■ Walbeck, a private patient, has been dis-
cliargi d,
Regard! ig the Klondike fever in Bag-
land a writer from I.ou Ion says: '"Klondike has become a household word and
a bye-word on the street. The street
gamins) when In angrydispnte with their
pals, yiste d of consigning each other to
;i region where Klond ke weather would
be a luxury, bid each other "goto Klondike " A 111 m who puiU off a big coup
on a ho-s-.- race 'Scalled a 'Tegular Klon-
diker. One h s when registering at a
Loudon hotel but to give his place of
residence as being Klondike ami a small
army uf fleet street pencil-pushers will
pounce uii him, eig- r to listen aedscrib-
ble do.mi for the pm poses of publication
a* y tale, true or untrue, tbe interviewed
:,. 1 ■■ ||   .;: to toll."
The steamer i/.-es arrived in port on
ill-: 20 h from the n .rib. The returning
miners who took pasSdgo oil her are re-
p »rl d to h ive b ought with them t4Q,m
090 In drafts ami dust, and slate that
iheir opinion ii that the spring ctean*up
will he f.o ii (13,000,000 lo Jio.ooo.oou.
Ai Dawson there are j, too people with
Buflii 1 -it provisions,
,\ [vi us ivere received here today that
m i*'. i 1. law hid been declared Ht Sheep
Camp The coudiil'in of sflalrl there
since tbe I ir( '..- .1 incite bai been such
mel T M. Anderson, iu
com III ail I of the I, nu cattail district,
with the ne eisity ol more stringent
means of preserving peace and protect*
ing property, Accordingly he issued a
proclamu'ion > stabli-hing martial law,
and sent a detachment of 30 men from
Dyea to put the order into execution.
Tne steamer Del Norte, wh ch nrrive4
here today from Port Wrangel, Alaska,
brings meagre particulars uf a double
murder on th- Slick ine river. The names
uf tlie murdered men were Burns amj
Heudncksonof Chilliwhark, B.C. They
W -re kith d h.v a Swede named Clow, who
has not yet been apprehended.
tali lies reported nre the killing
of Collins of Los
Angeh s, Cal., bv a filling tree, and th*
nuiutd IM.tckuf Iowa
a t
1<u by lhe 1
11:;; 1 a,,you
citizens 0
patriotism, 1
,f Victoria,   with   Ihcjr
leeided Io   follow
their time honored cu»-trm nf celebrating the I)lh of M.iv -'he (Jin-en's birth
due.    Citizens Ol  Llie  Sound  citic look
fm vnrd t>, the annual recurrence of ihii
dny with feelings of pleasure, owing to
the degree ol hospitality always extend'
ed l>y Victorians, and the character of
amusements offered, whl-h affjrd a dav
of unmixed pteasme and rest from tfce
cares ol the world (0 all who participate THI-   CRANBROOK  HERALD.
nt mi u rt m.isitiNii co.,
Invariably ia advana .*
1 no
A Flrst'Class Job Printing Establishment
In connection with tho hublnrsB   Samples slionu.   Ask for prices,
A Rkh Prize.
Key West, April 87: American cruiser Detroit has brought In pr'ri Aminos* Ilulivar, a small Spanish coasting
steamer. She wai captured by a monitor torpedo ((• Cinlemas lasl night
The Spanish steamer Ambrcss Hollvar
had 800,000 In sliver on board, and
nukes about llflcen prises captured to
May Itnmbaril United States Ports.
Itayonne, France, April 37: Mall advices from Madrid dated yesterday say
that the s-tanlsn squadron sailed yesterday and li was rumored thai it would
hombtrd northern ports ot the United
I'ormal Declaration ol War.
Washington, April Bfi: Following Is
tlie report to tbe house from the foreign affairs committee of the bill declaring thai war exists between lhe
United States and Spalo:
De it enacted, etc., tlrst, that war be
and Is hereby declared to exist, and
tint war has existed since the 31st of
April, Including Sunday, between the
United States and Spalo; second, that
the piesldent Is hereby directed and
empowered to use the entire laud and
naval forces, and call Into actual service the militia of lhe several States to
such an extent as may be necessary to
carry this act Into effect.
steamer aud crew worth half million.
Several other Spanish vjssels have
been captured Including a big Spanish
vessel captured by lorpedo boat Porter.
The Spanish sent a few cruisers after
the steamer Paris but she got away
from them. At 8 ihls a. m. the guns of
.Moro castle opened lire on Unlitd States
squadron. Lots of shots tired bul no
damage done. The American Heel did
not reply to lhe tire. Havana is wild
with excitement.
London, April'-'".: A special dispatch
from St. Vincent, Cape Verde Island?,
says there Is resasons to believe lhat
the Spanish Meet sa'ls today. It Is ex
ceeiiingly formidable, Including Ilrst
class cruisers, six lorpedo boats and
two transports,
New York, April 85: S uce war wlih
Spain has begun, the United Stales
naval fjtccs have established a strict
t.1 -elude ol1'ab.in ports and have captured nine Spanish vessels. The war
department has called on lhe United
States for volunteers,
Madrid, April 21: SpanishI'bllUpean
I lintU" tleet sailed to meet United
States M|uadron. Orders Issued to tc-
crult army to Its war strength of Ul.OOU
War Regulations Promulgated.
New York, April 25: The war department regulations concerning New
York harbor during time of war have
been promulgated. No vessel will be
allowed to pass Sandy Hook or Narrows
bitween suoset and sunrise, or dining
thai time to approach within ihree
miles oT (loney Island, tlie channel of
Sandy Hook or Narrows.
May Be a Revolt.
Madrid, April 35: About 20,001) republicans have signed an address lo
Senor U istellar, congratulating lilm
upon his recovery from Illness, bul lo
reality offering him their support If he
proclaimed a republic.
Nicaragua and Casta Rico at War.
New York, April 87:   Wat seems Inevitable  between  Nicaragua and Ojsta
War Bulletin.
Washington, April 83: BUI signed by
president. North Atlantic Squadron
sailed for Havana this morning.
Lindon, April 22: Dlsft'ch from
Madrid say" Spanish government has
been olhclally notified that (ireat Ilrlt
atn will regard coal as contraband of
Bnneos Ayers, April 83—3:30 p
Spanish torpedo gunboat Lcmerarla
left here today. Il is believed she has
gone to attack the United States battle
ship Oregon and United Stales gunboat
Marietta which left Valpnalso Monday
for Montlvedlo.
Key West, April 28: The flrst Spanish prise steamer, Barla Ventura, froi
Pascagonta, Miss., for Ujtierdam, with
lumber. United States gunboat Nish
vllle fired blank shots which Span'ards
Ignored. This was followed by a shot
from the six pounder. Tbe Hutla Ventura then surrendered with a crew of
twenty men.
Henday, Spanish Frontier, April 22:
United States minister to Spain, tinner-
al Stewart Woodford reached frontier
safely at s a. m., after rough experiences, Spanish police attempted cap-
lure M. Moreno, member of legation, on
ground that he Is a subject of Spain,
but attempt was frustrated by Oencral
Woodford declaring thai Moreno should
not be removed by force.
New York, April 83i Cruiser New
York captured big ship believed to be
Alphonso MU, from Barcelona, with
luoo troops on board.
Washington, April 231 it is said to
be an assured fact ihat Secretary Sherman wilt resign from the cabinet and
will be succeeded by Assistant Secretary Diy.
Madrid, April S3: Ministerial cabinet crisis approaching, li Is believed
lhat Sagasia cabinet will retire ai.d
Gen. Campos will be called up.n to
form military cabinet, having almost
dictatorial powers.
London, April 88: It Is reported tbat
the Spanish have captured the American ship Shenandoah which sa l.;d from
San Francisco In January for Liverpool
Washington, April 2.1: The president
will send a message to congress Monday asking that a formal declaration of
war be made. The president's reasons,
urging congress to declare war Immediately, are: First, iliai he nny avail
himself of the services of rcllicd
cers; second, that Spain, by her bt liferent acts, has practically dcclaril
war; third, that naval (.Ulcers may be
unquestionably entitled to prlz: money
for the capture of Spanish vessels.
It Ib understood that a proclamation
for volunteers will be transmitted on
Monday. United Stales war ships arc
all going to Havana harbor.
Washington,   April   84:     American
From Hit' Wniilner I litem iliuinil—
Yesterday morning, about 10.10.
Cirporal M, Naltr, a member of the
.Mounted Police In charge at Wardner,
shot himself while sick at the barracks
In a moment of temporary Insanity, aud
died at 5 45 last evening. The news of
this sad fatality was a shock to the
community and a horrible surprise to
all. About a week ago Corporal MrNalr
was attacked wlih what seemed to be
mountain fever. 11 a day or two Dr.
Watt was called and administered io
tbe sick man, and he seen: ed to gradually
Improve. Monday evening, W. L M:-
Ken/.le who sleeps at railroad headquarters was arointed by some one calling his name, and upon looking up saw
the pale face of the corporalat tbe window. He had come over from the barracks In his night clothes, and Messrs
McKec/.le and Hlchaidson took htm back
and remained all night. After that some
one was with him all the time. He continued to Improve, and yesterday morning was feeling much beiu-r. He displayed a good appetite, told those about
him lhat he expected to be up in a few
days, wrote a letter to a brotht r cither,
and In every way gave Indication t f
rapid recovery. Shortly after lOo'clock
several parties had drrpped In anil
found him cheerful and feeling well,
From about 10:30 to 11:46 no one happened to be present. W. L McKent'e, who
bad shared with Messis Hlchaidson and
Itaiikln the work of caring for the sick
man, stepped into the lock-up to get
some clothing he had left there. Nol
seeing the corporal In bed he glanced
about the outer apartments but failed
to see htm. Just then be heard a gasp,
and looking toward anempty cell he saw
the bare legs of the corporal extended
on the Iloor past the door. He hurried
to the door and saw him la a half reclining position with Lis head against the
door of the cell, his face and nightshirt
covered with blood. Without loss of
time help was summoned and nn examination was made. In his hand the
wounded man had his heavy army revolver, ihecord partially wrapped about
the wrist, while In the light temple was
a hole that told the story of ihe deed.
The ball had entered on the right side of
the head and ranging upward passed
out above tbe ear on the left side. He
was unconscious when found and never
regained consciousness up to his death.
It was marvellous that he lived as long
as he did, considering the desperate
character of tbe wound.
Coroner Watt was sent for from Cranbrook, and arrived last evening. After
Investigating the case he concluded lhat
an Inijuest would be unnecessary, since
It was plainly shown that the act was
committed In a moment of temporary
mental aberration, brought on by the
weakened state of bis mind due to
feverish tendencies,
Corporal MiNalr wat 33 years old and
had served for six years In the service
without a mark against him. He was a
splendid officer, a courteous gentleman,
a man of good mind and wide Infotma-
tlon, who enjoyed good companionship
and the confidence of his friends. In
the performance of his duty as an officer
he was prompt and Impartial, subjecting
every man to the same treatment. His
death Is a severe loss to the service, and
a source of sorrow to bis friends and admirers.
He had one brother in tbe service on
the Yukon, another at 1 nnlsiall. Alberta,
and his mother lived In Scotland. Relations and the dipartment at Macleod
have been duly notified. The funeral
will be held tomorrow at Fort Steele,
and the remains Interred lu ibe cemetery
ai that place.
Messrs lt'.ctiardson, McKer.ile, flaid-
eo, Kinkln and M Q ecvy of the C. P.
It, and Captains Wtiltc-Fraser and Denny, ex members of lhe fjree, feel keeu-
ly ihe death of the corporal, wbo was
their friend. These gentlemen did all
In their power to make his sickness as
easy as possible under the circumstances. Some one of them was with him
nearly all the time, and every attention
and kindness was shown, During bis
sickness, at no lime did he evince a
suicidal mania, and thecharacter of the
man prevented any thought In tint direction. Cool, calm, perfectly Belf possessed at all times, contented with the
present and with bright hopes for the
future, up to wilhin an hour of bis fatal
deed, he was cheerful, and not the man
to perform such an act, except when Ute
mind was darkened and reason for the
moment dethroned.
l'i om Un* Windiii'i- lutornuUo: id.
The most welcome sight witnessed I y
the people cf Wardner this year w:s
the electric searchlight of lhe ,1. I).
Farrell, as it -diouc out from behind the
Island below tOWfc, abcut 10 o'clock
Tuesday night. And lhe sonorou-
sound of her exhaust was like heavenly
muala to the ears of a people who had
i.oi seen a steamboat fur nearly eight
mouths. But Ihe anxioin residents of
Wardner who had gathered In throngs
at ihe river bank, were compelled to
forego a closer inspection of the boat
until Wednesday morning, as lt was
found Impossible to get through the
swift at-d narrow channel w t ioiiI uslrg
the line, and it was necessary to wall
for daylight for that purpose.
By s o'clock Wednesday morning the
J. I). Fdirell was saf.ly innored at tbe
wharf, and was greeted with three
cheers by lhe people on shore. Kvery
body was ft cling happy, ami tlie Ilrst
question as! nl by the people on the
boat a-as. '-tt nat's lhe latest war new:
Fjr ten days ihey hail been away from
all means of communication, and were
hungry for cuts Ida intelligence, They
were also glad to see civilisation again,
and losl no time In getting ashore and
taking a walk about town, (ireai Interest was manifested by lhe town people iu ibe new boat, and as soon as it e
stage plank was put out ihey thronged
on board for a general inspection.
The J. D Fanelllsa new boat constituted at .i-.uiig** during the past
winter. She Ih 130 feet long with a
b am of twenty six feet, and a water
depth tf fcur and one-half feel. Her
net tonnage Is 827 tons, and she can accommodate 135 passengers. She In
modern In equipment, having her own
electric plant, wilh which ihe boat Is
lighted and the searchlight Is operated.
The cabin is heated by steam. There
are bath rooms, a barber shop. In fact
every convenience lhat will rendei
traveling on the rlv^r a pleasure and a
comfort. The engines are twelve loch
bore with six foot stroke. Tne boat 1-
well t quipped throughout and Is a mo.it
valuable icqulsltlon to tbe transportation lines on Ibe K otenay river.
Tbe boat Is oflhered as follows: M.
[a McCornnck, captain j fl.;orge H. Mc-
Masters, plloij A. If McUjnald, clerk;
M. H. Hutchlns, 1st engineer; .limes
Bessonwlth, 2nd ciglneer; L. Wilson,
steward* James Si ith, mate.
Following were the passengers: Mr
and Mrs. ,1 1) Farrell, .Mr. Jackson, C
K Dixon, W. Liniont, Iv Ichehowe
Miss Forsyth, .1. H. Portage, Fred Kil
ser, Fred Siek, Mrs. F. Siek, Miss A in.i
Slek, Mrs. S'dpcck, C. B. [Lines, M's
C B limes, J. F. McDonald and Jjht.
O. Conner*'.
The boat left Jennings a week ago
Sunday, and had been out ten days
when she reached Wardner, Neither
Capt alii McCormack or bis pilot had
seen the river al low waler, but the
captain says, "«c know the rlvernow."
Some of the machinery gave them
trouble, but everything Is lu good shape
now. Tbe boat left for F.iri Steele at
0:15, and thus the navigation of the
Kootenay was opened for the season of
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: Of Every Description al
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There's nothin-,', notlilnp, like thu brool
To hold tho boylBh heart.
To him 'lis like u promise hook ,j
or life's great treasure mart. i
It ripples, rlpplea on its way.
"Where goes It?" asks the boy,
As, miiiik some brlffht summer day
it gives his thoughts employ,
"'Tin (lowing, (lowing to tho sea,
Wavelota will billows maker
The  hoy'8 henrt swells with things to lie.
The man's heart la awake.
[ta murmur, murmur Is u song
Beguiling to the hoy:
"Why, 1 must  in the world belong,"
a winsome thought, hut coy.
it Bpreada and spreads In meadows Breen,
lis face » mirror fair;
tiere an Inverted world Is seen,
The hoy lli.ds ll a snare.
Theso depths on depths confound his BOUl,
"Away!"   Is now his cry,
"The ripples go to llnd a goal,
A giml too must have I."
And still and still the lirook goes on,
The liny to manhood grown
Mnyhftp has many n harvest won
That boyish thoughts have sown.
And now, ah now, hla heart returns,
Prom city hy tho sea.
To Irace the brook among tho ferns,
Tho hoy thnt used to bo.
A hoy's heart still, though old f\n years,
He thanks Hod this Is so
Ami sighs:    "I llnd tho brook endears   .
Tho lifo of lone ago.
"There's nothing, nothing like the brook
To lift th.* human heart.
'TIS like ft loaf of Ue-U's own Book,
Of endless lifo a part."
-Annie A. Preston, In Springfield (Mass.)
FREE   MlSlikS.
Their Rights and Responsibilities Under Ihe
Mining Laws al British Columbia.
lerwni liv
r IS vi'iirs
if ngc
iir nny
ohit f
eimilmii.v. or In
nn im ii v,
ed ll
e u tl
■•■ miner in
piiyii-K ¥>'. in
my bi
mi mi
sunn i- ur ii
ng a
nt tor
Die venr.
A fro
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i.v -ilitiiin ii
new  i
or om
A In
■ mi
ier s i
erti urate is
not ■ triim-firrii-
TIil< North Star Disabled.
Agent Fink has received word that
the North Star met wliti an accident
yesterday jiist below tbe canyon, which
renultcd lu a hole belnK stove Into ber
bull. The extent of ihe damage has
uot been learned, but It Is enough to lay
the boat up for repairs. This la unfortunate at thli time, as there Is more
business than all three boats can attend
to for some time.
The residents ot Fort S'.eele have
reason to feel proud of tbeir club quarters. They are far ahead of what
might he eiprctcd iu a new country
The North Star and St, Eugene.
The B C. Mining II view, of Loudon,
England, says lhe N nth Star n inc, in
Bill Kootenay, has tlie most valuable
body of ore "lu sl^ht" to be found In
British Columbia. It Is a galena or silver-lead ore, averaging about 10 ounces
of silver and 1(100 pounds of lead to the
ton of 'Mini pounds. From shipments
made of aboul 7500 tons to the smelter
at Great Falls, Montana, the gross value
averaged about Slit) per ton. The coat
of shipping, smelting and paying duty
on lead going Into the United States
was aboul $40 per ton. This, however,
will be overcome by the construction tf
ibe ('rows Nest railway, which whl
reach the vicinity of the mine this year,
and the North Star Mining compahy—a
close corporation—will erect a smelter
m the mine, and the t tat cosl of mining and smelling will be under Sto per
The development work, so far, consists of about B000 feel of shaf.satd
drifts—about I Mil feel of which U said
to be In solid ore, varying In Ititckneis
from six to Sixty feet, It Is all c'.em
ore—that Is, It does not require concentrating—so lhat the whole of the vein
matter can he smelted. It Is estimated
that over BO.OOO tons of ore can be fairly computed in sight, which, at the
average gross value derived from the
7500 tons already shipped, vis , SOO per
ion, amounts to the enormous sunt of
8:!,0l)(i,ODD. This at first sight seems
very large, especially as we are told
lb-it all the work, so far, has been ('one
by hand, and that no machinery at all
has vet been employed.
Bnt this Is not ibe only valuable silver
mine In British Columbia about which
nothing Is known here. Within a few
miles of the North Star Is the St.
Eugene mine, wlih upwards of 40,000
tons of ore blocked out ready for concentrating. Io the same district there
are large copper, gold and silver ore
bodies undeveloped, because of the lack
of railway facilities, which, however,
the Grows Nest railway will supply this
year, it is a striking evidence of the
wealth of the mines of British Columbia
to havo presented to us such an enormous body of ore as lhat of ihe North
Star, produced without the aid of ex-I rtn,It
---'-' -   *      *   I iin r
pensive plant or  machinery, and only
gunboat    Helena    cjpturcd    .Spanish   moten.
and n licet great credit upon tbe pro-   awaiting the advent of a railway to be
"TpHE Countess of Monte Cristo" is
I the title tihe Chilian* have given
Donna Isadora Consino, the wealthiest
woman- in all South America. In foot,
there are few persons In the world
richer thairsbe. llernioiwyisseeiuiug-
lj inexlwustible and her disbursements
nre limitless. Senora Consino comes
of n distinguished family. Some of her
ancestry figure prominently in the-annals of old Spain-. Before the union of
•Vrrngon with Castile one of her forefathers-held an important command be-
nealih. the banner -of Arrngon. and was
one of lhe leading spirits In the consummation of the alliance. One of her
ancestors was among the first to seek
his fortune in the new world, lie was
a thrifty soul. He came to what is now
ihe republlq of Chill—a narrow strip
of coumtry along the Pncific coast,
walled in ou the east by the snow-mantled Andean-Cordilleras and on the west
washed by 0,000 miles of sea—and in
tlie division of the lauds and spoils of
the conquest he obtained a large share,
which he kept nnd gradually Increased
by add Ing' to the lauds given-to his less
careful neighbors. Ills descendants followed in his footsteps nnd greatly und
persistently increased the family's possessions. The father of Senora Consino was tlie richest man in Chili. Sho
being the only child, this immense estate eventually became her own. Thirty years ago she became the wife of
Senor Consino, whose possessions, acquired in a somewhat similar manner,
were second, only to hers. The consolidation of these two estates made
their owners famous as one of the
wealthiest families in the world.
At his death, ten years ago, Senor
Consino bequeathed all his wealth to
his wife, -makingher the sole possessor
of millions of acres of land nnd millions im money. This woman's wealth
hiis been variously estimated, some
placing it as high os $75,000,000. She
has hundreds of thousands of cattle
aad sheep; blocks upon blocks of real
estate in, the two chief cities of Chili,
Valparaiso and' Santiago; many copper,
coal .and silver mines; a small fleet of
steamers, smelting works, two railroads and numerous other pieces of
productive property which yield her
an income of several millions n year.
Senora Consln-o owns the only eon I
mines in South America, from which
she has an income of $G0,000 per month.
Stic enjoys a monopoly in this fuel, as
i hose who will not liny of .her must, import, iheir coal from England, Her
coal trnde extends from Panama to the
Straits of Magellan, and around Capo
Horn, to the ports ot Uruguay and Argentine, All this coal is shipped In her
own vessels—iron steamers of capacities ranging from 2,000 to 4,00(1 tons—
which were built In France.   The dirty
lit tio mining town of Cx>ta,hiddenawny
in llie ()]]la some 101) miles In-low Val-
parniso, is owned by the senorita, nnd
Iierfl she Spends most of her time, looking sharply after her Interests,
She practically makes her home In a
small, unpointed house lm this smoky
place, although hut a few mites distant she hns a mansion which cost her
a million dollars to build. It stands In
the center of lhe most magnificent private -Kirk in the world—nn area of H00
ncres of hind laid out with marvelous
skill, embellished with marble statuary,
plashing fountains, playfut brooks, silvery cascades, graveled walks, winding
Invitingly beneath beautiful trees,cool
caves where lurk shadows dim, fantastic grot Iocs suggestive of elves and
sprites, and everywhere n bewildering
profusion of flowers, bright and fragrant, and- almost endless in variety. It
requires the labor of -10 gardeners, hired1
by the year, to keep the place in trim.
There is another park and palatial
residence, n short distance from finn-
tingo, belonging to the "widow." This
it part of "Mnoul," the most valuable
Imclcndn in Chill, if not in nil the southern continent. It Is not surpassed anywhere. The estate proper extends from
the suburbs of the capital, through a
broad and fertile valley, far inrto the
Andes, w-hosesnow-crested peaks mark
tifilern boundary.   Here nre great
, In other
re 'u ed 'n bullion.
si retches of cultivated fields, orehards
mil vineyards, while upon   the   hills
graze immense herds und flocks. Tlie
sherry and claret from the vineyards of
Maeul have a widespread reputation for
excellence, und the Chilians will buy 110
other tliiin that which hears Senora
Constno's label, Chilians, with nil Ihniv
faults, arc stanch patriots, firm believers in pnlroni/.ing home Industries, nrul
they :>ll huvo un ndmlrntlon for the
widow which is akin to idolatry,
On the hueieiiilaslie bus very line imported Block, both cattle and horses.
Her racing stable Is the most minicr-
oils uml successful in South America.
She Is unnrttant devotee ot tho turf, iiml
in ver misses u Chilian racing meet, Invariably betting heavily ou her own
horses.* Last sensou her winnings were
incr $800,000, which she, us is her ciui-
tom, divided among the stablo employes
and the poor.
Besides Mnoul, tho widow has another
extensive estate about 40 miles north
of Santiago, und several others In various pnrtBOf the republic, In Chili fanning is carried on much as ii was in Europe in feudal times.    The rural ilis-
trlcta arc composed of extensive farms
—thousands of acres In area—owned b",
people who usually live In the cities ami
leave the property in the care of ngenls.
Here are found but two classes of people—the landlords and the tenants; tho
former very rich and the latter exceedingly poor.    These estates nre dotted
with small houses, standing amid hiis
of garden patches, wherein the tenants,
or peons, reside, paying their rent by so
many days1 labor each year. l?or labor
outside of that required for the payment of rent the tenant Is paid, not in
money, but In orders upon the supply
Store of the estate. Tenants nre kept
in debt, for the reason that the Chilian
law forbids a laborer to leave nn
ploycr to whom he owes money
is what is called "peonage," ~ :
words, slavery.
For the Chilian peon the future holds
no hope of better things. However, he
does not cure, so long as he has plenty
to eat and drink and a bit of money
with which to gamble. He was reared
in this way and kno,wa no other. His
fathers before him were peons—"dumb,
driven cattle"—and his suns will follow
In his footsteps. The peon is attached
to his master und is ever ready to fight
for him. Feudal wars are kept up between the estates, like the old family
feuds which were common in Europe
during the middle ages, and bloody encounters arc of frequent occurrence,
.Senora Consino, ii she so desired, could
muster 3,600 able-bodied peons from her
In the capital, Santiago, she bus four
large and handsome houses—one ot
which wus the former home of Hoary
Melggs, the California absconder. This
is tin elegant resilience, superbly finished within and without, and built of
red cedar, resembling in style a Newport villa. The others are of stone,
fashioned after tbe Spanish plan, the
interiors being elaborately decorated
and furnished. Her rentals from her
real estate in the cities of Santiago nml
Valparaiso alone amount to $-100,000 a
Chilians think there is n strain of Hebrew blood in the widow, as she is a
wonderful manager and famous for
driving close bargains, Her numerous
agents and superintendents arc required to render her weekly reports,
and they say there is no use trying to
fool her. Evory cent must be accounted for. She has a genius for details
which is a constant source of worry to
her employes. She watches the small
things and Is quick to reprimand, However, iu direct opposition to all this,
she is generous to a fault.
Her extravagance is princely, limitless. Whatever she fancies she will
buy. regardless of cost. Her collection
of diamonds is one of the finest in the
world. Her toilets arc made In Paris,
but nre seldom worn. Her gifts are ns
munificent as they nre numerous, Lasl
year she presented to the city of Santiago a beautiful park of 100 acres, with
a race course attached. Now that the
senora proposes making her resilience
iu New York, the American daily papers have much to say iiuent this modern "Countess of Monte Cristo" and delight in depicting her ns youthful anil
beautiful In appearance, when, us a
matter of fact, she is a shabby-looking
little woman, and a brunette. Fifty-
six years have penciled deep wrinkles
upon her fnce- a face plain almost, to
ugliness—and placed crows' fectaboul
those wonderfully keen black oyes, Her
hair Is streaked with gray (though il
once was black as a raven's wing), over
which a plain black mantilla is usually
worn. She is very energetic and re-
mnrknbly active, though she limps
■lightly, owing to sciatica.
Naturally, thn widow is a plcnstnt
tempered woman, but in tho lust fow
yeurs ncuralgi'i, has made her irritable.
which often BC I'1011 sly Interferes with
tho comfort of those who have business
with Iut. At. present there Is ft young
I'liiglishuuiti, \\ III) rosy checks and n
large moustache, to whom she took n
sudden fancy, who is attnohed to hei
establishment In tho role of private secretary. The widow, however, Is very
tickle, nml this agreeable young man
will doubtless soon be cast tuddc, like
many others before him,
She has three children—two daughters and a son, Tho girls are quite
pretty, bright .uul very popular in society, but neither has thus far shown
nny evidence of possessing uny of their
mother's business genius. The sou,
however, a young man of about .10, has
developed into n steady, industrious
nnd excellent business mnn. He seldom
takes part in social affairs, is very
economical nnd is quite decided In his
stand against his mother's extravagance—Ohio State Journal.
tlpicttltiff the Oil end nr.   "*"
nis Better Half—This Is a pretty sort
of life you are leading,
"Oh, shut up!"
"Tbe day before yesterday you didn't
come home until yesterday, yesterday
you enme home to-day nnd to-day, if I
hadn't come to fetch you, you wouldn't
have come home until to-morrow.
Journal Pour Hire.
Any parson or company working a mineral
claim, held un real est a to without llconae,
limy bo fined |35, Milieu become n-nlestato
uttur crown urunl tins been issued.
Should co-owner hill to pny up his free miner b certificate Ida Intoroat goes to Ins co-own-
rata according to tliulr former later-
a Bliareholdi
need mil lie ii l
A  flee mint
nor may kill gamo tor lilt
in a joint stock company
e iniiier.
mny  uul  timber on crown
nl llll H.I
A tree
iliur liliiv oliliiin  live
Ipnn crown hihiUiii ili.-lunn ,
A claim iioi.v he held from v.
mil I, l-ej-ij. ilutiu In llle Vll I in-'.
TwucIuIhih and mluliiu
 he xt,me iv , mnv
- millsile
Commission on P. 0. Money Orders.
EtT, et ir- April!, 1897,
Ono; ilt th In the Duuilnlini or danailu:
Tl> lo a,B0	
Overt '.i.r-nami ni. to * _j\
"   ai.oo
"     1*0,00 "
10,00 ■
"      BO.00
"     00,00        "
"      711.00 "
"      HU.OO "
"     80.00
Limn urcliif>k' o
noo each may be rIvi
Mon .-j- orieru on OdUjJ KluR&oin and
Britisb poascailona abioa« ind other foreign
countrlei u-ioti which  nn n v oiilcrs maybe
if iioi exceeding nn.no toe
Over 1111.1*1, mu cxree-jliiir ('.'0.00 3)c
30.00 '■ 80,00 :wc
BO.00 " 10,00 roc
"      10.00          •' GO.00... -Wc
 ai» j
uei nnu bm uh
III..IIY lit
Amount in
Hlniil li) lie -.,
il awn in ur on i*ai
Kl< ftOom aim Ncwfi
10s        "
Iftfl    "
Money Orders lixchange.
In currency (cxClUBlVD ol
ClVld f"i muni
la. in nr i.u II
•lU-lil i
ore liu,
nil   Itl
llll-H llltTO'
i-iicdiu in
ii l» imi.i Ih-h. 1,1 i
nt ihe dinrrollni
Nil  iliiimi
llliler-H   III
term of 'JO ■ ■..
aVolrnm-Tornl m
oat  Mm II Li- enliii
Btfl I nnd leeiude
Nn miner i Imll Hitter Inmi nn.v uei nl. nn in
iiumiHMiiii, or iluliiynoil tlio i-mi ol
 ut ntliiiiilK.
iii ahull I i en in Inoalliiii during
laof liniiii'i-, nor within IU monlliH
lentil, null ms hv permission olgold
IllKt   llll
idler In
A mi
nl claim i
,■ Ih allowed Eur >
fi.-ieiion thereof.
iii-l he iminlnl uilliin
ni,Htvltliln in mile,
■older. One nildlMomil
very additional 10 a
AXMAI,    l.AUoll,
Work on each mining claim to llio vnhto ol
$loo must l'i* dune eneli year from dale ol record ul miiiernl i-lnitn. Affidavit umdo by
Ibe holder, or IiIb npent, Betting out a de-
itilled h-i.'it.tueiii of thn wmk dono must lie
IIU-il wilh the gold nminiinsiiitier or milling
recorder, and a rorllllento ot wmk obtntneil,
nnd recorded before the expiration ut eneli
.year fiom i In-dale of record ot Bald claim,
A five miner lioliliii-r adjoining elm iiih, mnv
-siibjetl to filing notice of h •. Intention witli
the gold romniicsiouer op mlulug recorder
perform ou nny our or mom ol aucli clnlma,
nil ihe work n quired to entitle him ton eer-
till,ale of work for encll I'lnim. The same
I to vision applies to two or mora free njiuors
holding ni'julnlng claims in paitnen-lilp, In
lieu of uhovo work the miner milBt puy *f IOO
nml uei i-i colpt innl n cord i he emtiP.
UOW    TO    I.O0ATK    A    MINK,
The mining laws uf DrltMi Columbia nre
designed to uffiml tho utmost protection to
miners, and also to nffoid overy enronrngu-
iiieiit lo prospectors to open up nnd locate
mineral propeitles. The -i ospcetor who Iiuk
fouiid mineral in phieo unint murk liin ehiitn
liy two legal posts, eueli Tour inches sipuuv
nml imi Its* Hi mi fonrfeot above thn ground.
These por-iK ure numbered 1 mnl -
A lignl ptn-l nmrki'd "iHBeoveiyiiost'muBl
uIbo bo plueed on Iir) lode where it was dis-
BxprOM Money Kales.
lu .li-.i
On No. 1
|„,Ht timet l,,' !„' w til toil!
1   hililu
-'   Nun,,
.'1   Nam
1   llm,.
il tlio local Ion.
■ >   A|i|ir
xillliil,' liOIU'lllg ot No. '2 pOBl.
(1   Lciik
, iai.,1 lifi'ioltli oli'liilin.
T   NimiiI
ToltCfll lolllOllKllI t,l„l llllltltllTfll
WI Iodic
ill ol l„n,tl„t, li,,,'.
On No. -2
[Ifl.l lui]„t bo .uill.n:
1   Niimi
-2   Nn,,,,
ol locator.
:l   lini,'
it loom Ion.
Tho ]'„,„
ti No. 1 lo No. 3 must l,o ili«.
limll.v 11, a,
ki',1 l,y blujeitiR trww or iiluuthiu;
smntlonn SiiiiiImv ormililu!Iioli-
• lii.vs m,. I,
,1 tor Iiml ii'iisoti it.vnliil.
—~~~ . ^™
Elist /v" otenay.
■r—.1. 1*\ Armstrong,
tluld (
Mining K'-.'or.ler-r. m. RdwnrdB, Ft. Steele.
Customs Inspectors—('has Chirk, PorlBleele;
ll. h. (Innloii, Warduer nml Crows Nest
Dominion Cabinet Ministers.
According to PrccetJence—Ministry formed
tilth July, 1800,
The lion. Wilful l.nurier, President of the
Privy Connell P Ier.
then.ui. Sir Itlelinrd .1. Cirlwrlglit, K. (".
M ()., Minister of Trade nnd Commerce.
Tlm ]|nn. Itlelinrd W. Seolt, Fcch taryHtato
The Hon. Sir Oliver Mo-nit, K. U. U.ll.
Minister n! JuBtlee.
The llun. l.oniK Henry Davis, Minister of
Marine nml Plsberles.
The  Hon.   Fred   Wm. Itord n, Minister of
Mill liu nml Defence.
The Hon. Wm Mtih.ek, Postmaster Qanaral.
The Hon.Kvilnev A.FiBher.Mhi.Agricullnre.
Thollon. .lopflpli 1 TiM-le, Min. Pub. Works
Tliellou. Uieliunl It. Dnlieti (without poil-
The Hon, Wm. R. Fielding, M'n. ol Flnnnw*,
Tlie Hon. Andrew G. Iilnir. Miu sterol Hull-
ways and Cunntn.
The Hmii. ClirlBtopllOr A   (leoffliotl, (wilboiil
Tlio Hon. Clifton Slflon, Minister n! Interior.
Eot hi the Cabinet,
The il.ni. ('. Fltnpalrtclt, Bullcltor GeBornl.
The Hno Wm. I'n lemon. Coil trnil 11 uhIiuiih.
The Hun  Sir Henri H. July del.olliiiiiri-e, k
I'M O.. Colli roller ol Inlnml ltev mie.
('l.-rk ol the Queen's Pilvy Connell mnl Depn
tyOovernor, .lolin.l, MeOio. UBqultv.
High Commlsaipnor fur Canada,
The lb.ii. Sir Donald Sn.lili, (i.e. M. ii., n
Victoria si not, London, 8. W.
Provincial (lovernmcnt nf II. C.
l.t.-flov-rnor-Tlie Hon   ICdglir Ihuvilliey.
I'rlvatoHecrclnry-Oiiid M. Itlolimdi-on,
Executive Council
Mlnlsler of I'lnnneo nml Agrlculttiro, llim.
■I   ll   Terier. I'remier.
AtHiHiey General- Him. II M Kherls.
Clili-f Coinnilsslnuer ol I In mid WoiU
Hon. (i. II. Mmliii
I'l'ovliieiiilSHielinvnml Minii-t.i-of Mine-*-
lion .liiui-H linker.
PrraldciiLofCuHucll-Hoii *•  B, Poulej.Q
Clerk of Counell--Itiiii. ilmnrs Maker.
Legislative Assembly,
Knsl Koolemiv—Hon. JnmeH linker,
Wcat Kootenny, North—.1, M. K el lie,
Soiilli-,1, F. Hu	
Deport monts—Attorney (it nernl'a Office,
Attorney General-lion. V. M   Klierls, t) O,
Deputy Attorney GeilPml—Attlllirll. Hlldlll,
Crown Attorney—{vnciuit.)
Piovlncinl Sccretory'n Offico,
Provincial Secretary und Minister ol Minna—
Hon. Jumtfi Un Iter.
Printing lltireaii
Queen's Printer-It. Wolfemlon.
Treasury Department.
Mlnlstorol Finance und Agriculture—Hon,
.1. II. Turner.
Lamia and Worla
Chief Commissioner—Don. G, ll. Mnitin.
'Umber Inspector.
liiBpeetor—It..!. Hkinner.
Supreme Court.
Itcglstrnr-It. Il.T. Uriikc.
Curator—.1. Fnrniin.
Librarian-It. K. Gimnell.
.Sii|rerhiti'iuleiil—P, H. HiiH»ey.
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molt ami I .
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matter io i-ii nortp,  Articles r. r rcclBiratlon
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obtalnod i."> mhtutCB prior lo mail closing,
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for Great Hrllalii. NoWoillld uml. Ond all
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I'iinix (t'iuiiiiia only)'J cents cacti. N. ilnm;
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Thou hoat tho (roouom. Utc froodom of Kings.
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—Mary V. Unit:., In Vinilli's Companion.
He wus straight- nml grizzled, nml
keen of eye. He luul worked, uml
fought, uml gambled his wny through
the lawlessness uml passion of the
Btute's early life into the decency and up-
rlghtuess of u successful contractor,
His mime wus Hill llowen.
As n civil engineer, 1 came more or
less in contact with him, and rejoiced
in the lurgeness of his mental mold, as
well as iu the business sense of security
he let me enjoy.
One summer's night we took n drive
to a distant town on the Sun Joaquin
river. We were to look ut stone for a
bridge building, and the blistering heat
of tlie day made us willing to lose our
sleep for the more comfortable traveling by starlight.
The horses jogged lazily through the
coarse, thick dust on the river's levee,
mil the insects from the grain fields
nud the frogs from the sloughs hud
things wholly to themselves until Hill
suddenly interrupted:
".Mrs. Chase is pretty enough yet to
understand why she sent two fellows tn
the devil, isn't she?"
"What nre you talking about?" I. answered.
"Uh," snid P.il), pulling himself up."l
forgot you didn't struggle witb the res!
of us through those groggy days."
I knew Hill well enough to let him relapse just so mnny minutes; then [said:
"Judge Chase's wife is lovelier at sixty
than most girls at sixteen, but 1 hadn't
any idea she figured so romantically In
the early days us to send anybody over*
"ll'm," replied IJiH. reflectively.
The horses traveled on without attention, and I waited in patience.
"Vou know whnt it wus like," he began at Inst. "Men with guns from till
over tlie union uml gold the hciiveu WC
Bwentcd for. Prayers, and court, and
the gambling tables nil running under
une roof, und nary a woman's face show-
ingupintheumsstogivo uscournge. To
Ic sure, there were vixenish ribs o'
Satan who robbed, uml killed, nml
drunk with the worst of us; but iiulil
'ji weM never the woman for reverence,
Then, by degrees, the lawyers und u
stray merchant or two aired their
families, but things wasn't dizzy till
pretty liruce HlaiU'luird got out with
her father.
"Understand, she carried herself ns
she'd ought to; hut, understand, thero
wns men among us us wus born anil
bred to llvo with btood, The mass ol
us hnd to inke out our satisfaction In
looking at her; but for two lhe favor
lu old Ulanchard's eyes was easy read
lllg, nml it wasn't long seeing the
course the straw took.
"Ned Kmory wus n long, Icon, blond
fellow, with tt blamed line fuce nnd
a way thut mude friends of the
toughest. Thev suid he looked
•*u swell when lie culled
Illnuchurd's,     hut    I   never
imi like tho rest of ub—rcd*sli
im-rullcd, and nn angle to 1
thut mude hlinu joy. -
"tieiirge stokes" 'Shorty.'
liim was a mnn with un answer thai
ripped like u Knife uml a head that
mini.' buccobb of everything beenuso It
eould work crooked ns well us straight.
He'd been on the bench, but he'd locoled
u vein ut Mariposa, uml was overseeing
up there iu '68. Naturally, lie lost op-
|K>rtunities, not being right on the spot,
uml the "lungerbegun.
"The ith hard homo was swelled
turgor than most of the cabins, ami hnd
two long WllulOWS thut opened onto a
porch.   Things inighi never hnvo boon
mi hud hut   for those two lldlOBB eyes
In front.
"One fatal night Shorty Stokes rode
Into the scttlomont -but l nm getting
ahead <«r affaire."
Hill tossed his eigne into the lilies,
nud hurried the horses into etTorl us
the intercut of his reminiscence swept
liim on.
"The girl carried herself ufter the
fushiou of high steppers, and neither
fellow eould swear where he stood. It
Whs laughter and spirit for both of
them, they suld, uud nip and tuck for
the yielding.   The puce wus the sort
thut exhausts men, und Shorty's brain
for lawyering cooked up a scheme for
his resetti*. He was for their going to-
get her some night before her, uud, ufter
a formal marriage proposal, each argue
his claim and fitness for ten minutes
hy the clock, their honor nt stake to
stand by ber decision.
"It got about afterwards thnt Emory
wouldn't consent until he snw the
devil to pny iu Shorty's earnestness,
r.nd they swore with their fists in each
other's to carry the thing through to
the finish. The date and hour were
arranged for the following Sunday
night ot night, and they drank to it
with gall iu the cup.
"When tho evening came the clock
had already struck eight when Stokes
reached the lllunchard houae.
id ii
"Tlie lights from the room fell over
the porch, nnd frum the shadow of the
steps he saw the something thut iu all
tho world ho couldn't bear to boo—Emory crossing the room to take Grace
Ithinchiird in his arms; Kmory with
passion puling Ids fuce and Grace
lllnnehnrd iu llie lieniity or u disturbing humility.
"lie cursed as he watched them cling
to each other, uud he cursed his way
buck lo (he suloous and his Muriposn
"The next dny lie turned up again In
the settlement,  with  liquor enough
aboard to put a wheel ill his licnd, uud,
after a  losing fling at   the tables, he
started lo Hud Kmory.
"After ti littlo Ineffectual riding, he
leaped from I he buck of hU vicious-eyed
piebald at thu corner thut bulged thlek-
i hi with Billoons. uud slood close lo the
stirrup with his hand ou his hip. Some
one who noticed hint said Ids faco had
lhe steely intensity uf u razor edge.
"Then out of 1 ho crowd, unconscious,
with lhe music of love in his heart,
swung Ned Kmory. His hut wus pushed
buck ou Ills fair hair, und lie was whistling the overflow out of his veins.
"lu one instant n bullet rung through
the air. followed by another. Emory
fell in his own hlood, and a horseman
wns riding off wildly and safe through
the shower of bullets that ruined around
him. Every man with a eiiyusc tore In
pursuit, but they only brought bnck
eight half-dead horses. Stokes hnd
slaked relay beasts at different points
along the road, nnd was then safe in the
chaparral cunyons toward the north.
"The gambling dens choked up with
the crowds; gold dust was heaped on
gold dust for the reward of the cowardly hound's capture. Murders weren't
rare then, but there was only one Ned
Kmory, remember.
"Four of ns wouldn't drop the search.
We let the blood-money men get out of
the way, ami then we worked aa we'd
toil for only our own.
"There was scarcely no scent to follow, for Stokes had bribed the greasers
who furnished bis horses; but we
forced our way along ou nothing. Day
und night we rode with our eyes open,
sometimes bully ing and sometimes begging, lt begun to seem hopeless. The
dnys were running into summer again.
"Oue afternoon, toward twilight, we
rested on the crest of n mountain where
the path took a sudden turn away from
a two-hundred-foot precipice.
"We were torn with the snapping
branches of the greascwood, and full
of extremes! dirt and disgust. Suddenly we heard the rustle of a step on the
fallen leaves. Under a live oak, not
thirty yards uwuy, on the very edge of
the cliff, stood Shorty Stokes. He had
not heard us, nnd he stood looking at
t he moon which hung a sickle in the hot
sky.    The evening star wus showing.
"The four of us were like stones. He
could have got fo Guinea before mo-
tion'd have come to us. Then, simultaneously with our steps forward, he
turned und looked into our faces,
"It wns a moment to test the nerve
of any mnn. lie stood it ns we were
used to seeing him faC? nil things.
" '1 suppose I'm the man you're after,'
he said.
"lie said it with the dignity of n
"In n second he hnd thrown dowrihls
pistols, lie unsheathed his knives and
dropped them to the ground.
" 'Take mo,' lie said.
"Four of us looked into the unflinching clearness of Ids eyes. As we hesitated, he spoke ngnin.
'"Listen. It is not in excuse thut I
speak, nor in weakening. It is to tell
you ihni those among you who ure
men "ill follow my stops undor like
"'Emory gave me his hand nnd his
oath, in the manner of his frankness,
'■i stand by nn arranged agreement,
"'We wero to meet nt eight o'clock
ou thut Sunday night. A nbeautifully
good woman was to decide on our argument whioh mail she would marry.
lu riding to meet my engagement I
happened on nu accident. Within hair
n inilo of the settlement, close onto
time, my piebald went back on his
haunches nnd Ihe groan of a man camo
up Irom the roadside, I found an over*
lauded minor, hurt in the leg, uud ihe
hope in my own heart aroiiBod my sympathy.   I mounted thoroan on mj beast
und headed him b'ack lovinrd eninp.
" 'Walk as i never wnlk. I reached
the meeting placo three minutes lute.
All    Qoil    out   iii  the darkiirss   I   saw
Emory toklngadvantage or tho delay,
" 'None of you is so mm li a eur as to
let the life run in a man who, under his
honor, couldn't yield u rival three min
"'ltut, with tho eump against me and
Kmory the friend or the sorriest, I
COllldu't faco tllO music When fhe Justice wus done.
'"ll Is not mercy I nsk. ll Is life
hen-lifter.    Come.'
" 'With n common impulse wo started
forward, only to bull in a frozen horror
as Stokes' broncho threw up his head
in alarm to watch with us the backward somersaulting of his muster's
body over the precipice,
"Though there wu.i but one verdict,
even ChaBO said as we rode down over
the mount a in thnt night: 'Kmory
might have given Shorty a few minutes'
grace.' "-—The Black Cab
A Talking Machine.
The gramophone, a talking machine,
much simpler and cheaper than the
phonograph, invented l»y Dr. Berliner,
the famous electrician, will soon be
put upon the market, Its records of
human speech and of music, it is said,
are indestructible, and can be cheaply
multiplied to nn indefinite extent by
simple mechanical means. What it has
to say or sing cun bu heard all over an
ordinary sized house. So devoid of
complexity Is Its construction that the
complete apparatus will cost only
eighteen dollars, and a smaller edition, Intended fur the use uf children,
will be sold for five dollars.—Chicago
Chronicle, ,
I came u*>on It yesterday up In the -.-arret
A homely object, yet to me 'tis worth its
weight in gold;
its frames little set awry, Its body cracked,
you sei   -
ltut uu 1 held It In my lunula what seems
camo iwi-k to rod
Upon its surface long ago I »oivwi tho problems dread
Fur masters who are Bleeping now bent utn
Iho llowors dead;
Ami many a massage hero l wrote for only
ono i<> wh>
Tli'> littlo Imi who uied to nit ucr-ut-* iho
aisle from me,
l found Initials in tha frame by Jack-knife
loitered tlioro,
Thoy Hiuii-t for one who was to me the fair*
i «t of tin. full:
Ami ovory murk upon tho slate that oruel
Him, has spared
neoalls wiih* lesson which in youth tlmt
fviin-.-t lassie shored.
Ah, hare's Iho crook which long ago win
was mado hy Jerry Call
When to iho tiiKir my precious Blate he imr-
I >■ <4t -1 y lot fall;
We illil not speak for near tt week. his mis-
filler cmiiM-it me pain,
llut when he ihew me from the creek wo
frk'inlH tiecuiiie iii'iun
How often o'er this ancient slate with many
a near und nick,
I wrestled with tho myst'rles of tho old
How proud I used to hold It up whenever I
WUS Hull!,
But when 1 fulled how glad was I to keep
lt out of sight I
What vlotorlOS from my "Webster" on this
old, old slat,- I won;
What littlo rhymed I used t0 writo when
other tolls were done;
Huw tn my neat ln-lili.il thustovo tho muse
1 tried to woo,
And glibly wrote, of "rosea red" and violets
soft und blue!"
I seem to seo those littlo rhymes upon Its
surface now;
I seem to cutcti somo cherished namci*
breathed oft with boyish vow;
And 'round me from thu misty i>ast where
recollections meet.
I hear the merry patter of a s;ore of youthful feet.
I aee the stern old masters, kind for all their
stately ways;
They brightened though sometimes they
clouded o'er my lujyhood days;
And, grateful, I would weave a wreath anil
place It where Ihey lie
With folded hands to-day, beneath the gentle, starlit sky.
I hear the merry laughter of the girls we
used to swing
Beneath the houry beach that east Its shadow o'er the spring;
But from among them all there eomes from
out the far away
A sweet uud loving face upon the olden slate
The pencil of my memory brings out every
graceful line,
1'ntll there stands before my gmte a flgure
huif divine;
And  neither  sponge r.or moistened huml,
with mischief ull elate,
Can rub a single lineament from off my
treasured slate.
The spiders shall not spin agai.i their flluiy
silver thrall
Across the old slate rest lug long against the
garret's wall;
I'll  ni-1 It In tho sunshine lUe a queen in
vestments line.
For It whispers of a boyhood which to-day
seems half divine.
—T. C. Harbaugh, In Ohio Farmer.
Mrs. Skinner's brother James was
late «t dinner time, The others were
at the table when lie eame. [Its sister
rebuked him mildly and said it wasn't
her fault if the soup waa cold, lle.ro-
plied with great enthusiasm that the
SOUp WOS "just light," ond, to prove
that he meant it, he consumed hi* entire
pontion, Then he leaned back nnd
looked Inquiringly at his nephe\- Willie, who luul been scolded twice already
for whistling at the table,
Uncle Jim winked and littlo Willie began lo snicker. »
Willie    I did,
Uncle Jim  Did you?
Willie  Yes; and you ought to have
heard Ed McCarthy laugh.
Uncle Jim- What ilia the teooherdo?
Willie- l>h, she didn't do much, lt
inaoV her kind o' mad, I guess. She
sold! "I'll declare, Willie Skinner,
you're  one   of  the worst boys iu the
Mrs Skinner—What's this all about?
Willie    Aw, it ain't much.   UuctcJIm
taught me t». speak a piece   that   tic
liwd lo speak when he wns a kid.
Mrs. Skinner   When ho wasaboy.
Unolo Jim It's a good piece, Isn't it,
Mrs. Skinner -James, it sounds awful to coll a lilIle boy by such it mum-us
I hut.   What wuh it you spoke, Willie?
Willie-  Aw, it wiih just a piece,
Uncle Jim Vou must remember it.
It's about tbo captain's daughter, "We
were crowded iu the enhin," uml mi on,
Mra  Ski ■   Yes, of course.    Did
you teach it to Willie?
Uncle Jim    Vou ought to hear him.
Oo on and speak It for them, lllll.
Willie   Aw, l dou't want to now.
Uncle Jim—Oo on,   I'll   bot   your
father wants U> hear it; don't you,
Mr. Skinner (taking n sudden Interest)—Yes, of course, What l»it?
Uncle Jim—1 knew ho   wanted  to
hear It.   Your .mother will like it, too.
Ethel—1 guess he's forgotten it.
Willie—Aw, forget it!   I   kuow   it
easy.   It's just:
"Wo were crowded In the cabin,
Nut a soul luul dared to sleep:
It wad midnight on the water*
And the storm wuh on the deep
" 'Tls a fearful thing In winter
To bo shattered by the blent
And to hear Iho rattling trumpet thunder:
'Cut away the mast!'
"And uh thus we sat In silence,
Each ono busy with Ms prayer,
'We are lost!' the captain shouted,
As ho staggered down tho stair.
"But his little daughter jollied him,
As -the took his Icy mitt.
•Ain't you ufrald?' the captain cried
And she bodly answered: 'Nit!*
"So we—"
Mrs. Skinner—Willie Skinner! Stop
thnt this minute I Well, Thomas, I think
that you, at least, ought not to hiugh nt
anything of that kind. He's bad onough
without being eiieoufngcd. (To Willie)
Did you get up in school to-day and re-
elte tlmt piece?
WIUlO (half-frightened, bul aho om-
boldened by Uncle Jim's winks)—W'y,
yes.   Ain't it all right?
Mrs. Skinner- V.'llie Skinner, you're
getting too otd to piny innocent.   Vou
knew  Lhat wasn't in tin-pice.
Willie   Uuele Jim suld it was.
Mrs. Skinner Woll, it seems to me
your Uncle Jim is all the time trying to
/■el you Into trouble. 1 Bhould think
you'd iiml him out nfn r awhile.
Undo Jim—Why, there's nothing bail
iu whnt he said, ltwasjuitu Httlo variation on iin* old verse.
Mr. Skinner itrvii.g to l,ecp a straight
face)- What did your teacher say, Willie V
Willie (encouraged by his father's
mil th i nh, geet She wus hot under
tlut collar!
Mrs, Skinner- Willie Bklnner, when
do you learn such language?
Uncle Jim   What did shedo?
Willie- -Aw, she just slopped me ami
made me go bach in my scat, uu' suidi
next time she'd semi me home,
Mrs. skinner- If I'd been your,teacher I'd have whipped you good,
Willie—Hoi llu-hiif That juatshows
all what you know. Teacher emit whip
kid.-; any more. Any teacher that whips
a kid gets fired— that's what 12d McCarthy says,
Mra. Skinner—Well, Ed McCarthy
rie*-dH a whipping if tuny '"'.v ever did.
Mr. Skinner—It'n u good thiing for
you that you haven't got my old teach-
er. If you tried one oT those funny
roeitationsottliim he would have tanned
your jacket.
Wlillo—Huh! I'd lijvc to see somo
teacher lick me!
Mrs. Skinner—I wish sometimes thut
teachers could indict punishment, 1
know if 1 was a teacher I'd whip tlicec
McCarthy lioys if I lust my job the next
Ethel—When we're bud iu our room
the teacher sends uy home.
Mrs. Skinner—Thai must be terrible
punishment for some children.
Uncle Jim—I'll bot lllll would hale to
lie sent home one of these pleasant
Willie—Aw, I wouldn't care.
Uncle Jim—Would you come right
Willie—Aw-w-w! One dny way hist
summer I'd McCarthy hep* on throwbi'
|.aiK-r wads su tho teacher would send
him out. 'cms he wanted to see a ball
game, on' I guesB she was on to him, for
she didn't send him linme, at all. She
put him in the corner nud made him
Btny after .school, nn' then all us kid:*
waited to holler at llim when he eame
cut, an' he was so mad he run afler
Boh Ellsworth nn'chugged him right in
the stomach tin'—
Mrs. Skinner—Willie,you'd bottcrent
your dinner. You can finish that some
other timo.
Uncle Jim—Who is your teacher
Willie—Aw, it's ol' Miss Sunders.
Mra. .Skinner—Willie! Don't let inc
hear yon speak In that manner of your
toucher ngain.  Do you hear?
Willie—I guess if you had to go to
school to her every day you wouldn't
lie .so stuck on her.
Mrs. Skinner—Never mind talking
bnck. If you have anything to sny
aboul her. call her Miss Sanders.
Uncle Jim—Doyou love your teacher'.'
Willie—Aw, keep still.
Uncle Jim—Why, every little boy
ought to love his teacher. Ethel loves
her teacher, don't you, Ethel?
IMiel-I liked her the first day.
Willie- Oh, gee! You can do anything you want to tho first day. We
thought Miss Sunders wns u dandy
when she first come, but she's got so
cross now us kids can't do a thing.
Mrs. Skinner—-No wonder. You boys
would spoil tlie temper of a saint. It's
had onough to tnlie care of otic. 1 don't
know ul-,nt I'd do if 1 luul SO on my
Uncle Jim—You'd da what Miss Sanders docs. You'd put, up with them as
long as you could uml then scud them
Mrs. Skinner—Wcl", I'd got even with
thoso McCarthy boys. I'm sure Willie
would never how got to reading those
cowboy stories if it hadn't been for
them. *
Uncle Jim—Probably Mrs. McCarthy
thinks it was Willie that led her boy-i
iMjuy. "
Mrs. Skinner—Indeed! I don't see
whnt reason she has to think unylhlng
like Ihnl. Wiilie behaves himself icry
well when he keeps nway from those
boys, Thoy arc always getting htm Into
some trouble,
Mr. Skinner -I'm iifrnid Ihey don't
huve to pull ut. him very hard.— Chicago
Mnltliiu   llnlliufl'U  Hmiiollier.
The fact Unit within the post ISyeorrs
two-lliIrds of the "ii unoss in rail
rood tracks has been done away wiih
on certain Unci was discussed ui a re
cent mooting of tho Now York Aewlemy
nf Sciences, The Improvement has been
drought nbout principal!) through now
designs uml methods of manufacture ol
rails, A "track-Indicator" car, travel
in); lil) or SO miles uu hour, rums up the
Inequalities) the "ups and downs," \v.
the rolls for each mile traversed. Formerly the "total Inequality" per mil"
amounted to six or seven foet, even
fur the best roads; now iL has In imi reduced to only 18 or 2U inches, ami this
remnant is suid to in* due to dents in
tlie mils. It wan pointed out that lhe
improvement, which may bo carried
farther, brings with it heavier locomotives and cars, lunger trniii-s and higher
speed.—Youth's Companion.
Search  I.lnlit** nn  Land.
The recent night attacks on British army posts in India huve led to the
suggestion that all such exposed military camps lie provided with powerful electric sen-roll HgHits, like those
used by war-ships. Willi bright beams
■playlrfg over the surrounding country, It Is argued, the danger of night attacks would be grently diminished,
uml sentries and outlying pickets eould
be protected from tho assassin, who, it
is asserted, not Infrequently stalk thom
Ilko gamo and murdorthemlulhedurk-
ness.—You Ill's Companion*   .     .
Our ilrc.im came  true,  tuid  WO own—wo
Tin- beautiful home we planned
In  tlie iilil glad  times   ot   the   sweetest
When i BOURht your fair, white hand—
Winn my heart's request was ta iniild a
"Next  thtnff to Hoavonl" I sworn;
Ami It was, for oh, Love dwelt, you know,
In Unit Utile back room, Ui|i Hour.
It seemeth woll we here should dwell,
Ami  settle ui down  uml  sun,
Ami sihk our lays to tho (rood old duvs
w ii.-n wo '-.niid not settle up,
"Wuii thanks" camo back my   rhymes,
Ami our hearts were sometimes sure,
When   lhe   landlord   iient for his past due
nr Uie littlo back room, top iloor.
I.Ike a floating year It seems, my ilcur,
ltut i know it wuh ions ago.
For your tresses raro aro now more fair
Than they were nl the time-you know—
(Tin- months my brain In a wild, deep pain,
Refused to servo us more)—
Thoy were wold to stay the wolf away
Prom   the Utile hack ft nm. top (lour.
The sods have brought tho gifts wo sought.
For wo own our vine and roof;
llut my heart still Btrays lo the strange,
sweet days
When the AIUB08 held aloof.
Atul my iiniiiuiii':- fleet ship makes many
ii   trip
To a far-off golden shore,
While 1 steal tho themes for nil niydreamn
From thut Utile bock room, lop Iloor.
-.Nixon Wuterinun, In U, A. tt*. Bulletin,
Characters: Frank Blair,ahusband; Mrs.
Blair uml Alan Komble, friends; Laura
Kemble, a wife.
Scene: Veranda nt "Noileys," Blair's
country residence. Time: After lunch.
Tomporaturo SO dogroes in tho shade .Mrs.
Blair uml Alan Kemhle ure discovered in
wicker chairs.
Kemhle (glancing at the tennis
court)—What energy! but there, nt 20,
oue is willing to play tennis under any
conditions,   .Myself, 1 am—
Mrs, Blair (funning herself)—I should
say, 4i), if you nre a day,
Kemhle (starting nervously, but recovering himself quickly)—! wus not
meditating nny reference to my ngo,
but for the sake of accuracy, if .vou will
refer to your Browning Uirthdny Honk,
you will discover that 1 was :,i> uu the
1st of April last.
Mrs. Illuir (doubl fully)— Thirty-five!
Kemhle—The perfect age! In the full
bloom of manly—of manhood!
Mrs. Hlalr—Tlmnk you! If I desire
un impression, I will consult Laurn.
Kemhle (hastily)—Do no such thing.
No mun is a hero to his—wife.
Mrs, Blair (laughing)—Look at those
dear old sillies!
(Kemhle looks. Sees liis wife and
Frank Diair through an open window;
the two figures Bitting at the further
end of u dimly-lit room nre just distinguishable. They are engaged in a
game of cliess.)
.Mrs. Blulr—I draw the line at playing
chess with llluir.
Kemble—Chess is Lnura's pet nuisance.
Mrs. Blair—-Nuisance?
Kemble—Yes, it is a cultivated vice. I
do not play myself, but being a perfect
Mm. Blair—A mnn who periodically
realizes that a wife may possibly have a
wish she would like gratified.
Kemble (treatingthe remark with the
contempt he thinks it deserves)—But,
being a perfect hasUmd, I do nut care
that she shnll pine away fur want of her
favorite recreation. This is the sole
reason of my coming to the "Noileys"
so often.
Mrs. Blair—You mean it is why I
tolerate the frequency of your visits.
We nre of mutual assistance. Ut one another.
Mrs. Blair—"A week's chess for
Frank" scribbled on my mental diary
completely subdues nny feeling thnt he
may have been hurt by my—
Kemhle (murmuring)—Neglect,
Mrs. Blair (frowning)—Compulsory
attendance to the demands of social
Kemhle (enthusiastically)—And Laura, she is such a quiet little thing, with
perfect simplicity of taste I She cures
little for the glamor of a London season, much preferring her country home,
and completely happy in the society of
Mrs. Blair (quickly)—Now, Frank, ho
would positively f*o nowhere unless I
mude—unless he thought it would give
mo pleasure.
Kemhle (who wanted lo have finished
his scnlenee)- I wonder what a mnn of
his disposition saw in you?
Mrs. iiluir -Probably what a man generally sees in the woman he falls bead
over ears In love with.
Kemble—Tn that ease, nothing; his
powers of perception are temporarily
Mrs. Illair (with (I becoming blush )--
Vou Cflnnot expect mo to fathom the
Kemhle- I suppose not, Anyhow, you
nre fortunate] ho Isagoodohess player,
Mrs. Blair—Ilmv should I know'' 1
have only played u few games with him
— soon after we met,
Kemhle—Ah! 1 remember your Infatuation for the game thnt week; llie
next you were engaged,
Mrs, Blulr (thinking it is time to
change the subject)—Frank thinks
Lauru a sensible woman,
Kemhle—I have a fairly good opinion
of her myself.
Mrs. BInir—And it Is so convenient
that they agree ko well; the old dears
nre simply started with chess, a microscope or cribbnge, and we are left
entirely free to—
Kemhle—Discuss poll'Jcs,
Mm. llluir—Ami the agricultural
question. Not ono little bit of anxiety
I can even have girls like Alma Stafford in the house.
Kemble—Yes, Laurn nnd Blair give
absurdly little trouble,
Mrs. Blair (thoughtfully) — They
would not have boon badly matched,
Kemble—Rldlonlousl   Married people
should never be of a Blmllor temperament, They would wish lo lie nlways
together. When is a womnn to know
what perfect freedom is unless it is
When she is married'.'
Mrs, Blair—You mean freedom to devote her attention cut ire! v to one manner husbond.
Kemble (glancing at the chess-players)—Exactly.
Mrs, Blair (toying with her chatelaine)—Have you ever considered a different marriage for yourself.1
Kemhle—Xo, nut since 1 have been
Mrs. Blair—You arc satisfied?
Kemble—Absolutely! (With enthusiasm,) Mine has proved a perfect
Mrs. Illair (after some hesitation) —
And yet-
Kemble (reflects for a moment, then
in a decided tone)—Yes, I will assist you,
You wish to recall u period prior to
your week's infatuation for ehi**.-playing.
.Mrs. BInir (tolerably successful in a
look of blank nmAzemont)—What are
you talking about?
Kemble—Yes, it was very absurd,
Mrs, Blair (her memory reviving)—
Pardon me, you were,
Kemhle (chuckling)—To think I
wished to marry you.
.Mrs. Blair (laughing)—Ridiculous!
Kemhle—How absolutely tired of one
another we should have been by now.
Mrs. Blair—Bored to deiltlil It was
Providence thut Bent Blair just then.
Kemhle—Ami Laura a month ufter!
Mrs. Blair—We have both been very
Kemble—-Clever la the. right word. It
was a fortunate event in our lives, and
us such revealed un astounding vein of
common sen-se. if we hml married, the
"remorseless huml of fate" would have
heeii clearly betrayed.
Mrs. Illair—To sum up, we have been
provided with admirable partners to
share the responsibilities of life.
Kemble—To bear the responsibilities,
ntul provided ourselves with companions
to .share the Irresponsibilities.
.Mrs. Blair--What nre the Irresponsibilities of life, pray?
Kemble- Material for paragraphs in
the society papers.
Mra. llluir (with an attempt at severity)—I think il te time to join the "admirable partners." (Turning round and
enllingjto the chess-players.) Huve you
nearly finished your game, Frank'.'
Another Voice—Your husband is »"'
here, Mrs. Illair.
Komble (laughing)—Why, I declare,
it's young Trollopeand Miss Stead man?
1 wonder where the others arc.
(A short interval. Prank Illair and
Alma Stafford have strolled up.)
Mrs. llluir (uot altogether pleased)—
Whatever have you two creatures been
Alma (frankly) —Mr. Blair has I wen
telling rue such delightful fairy tales
in the conservatory!
Kimble (softly)-Fairy tales in the
afternoon! 01 Blair, I thought you
wire playing chess with Laura.
Blair (stroking his mustache nervously)—I was only recounting a few-
folk-lore stories, und Miss Stafford was
good enough to be interested in them.
(Kemhle gives him a kindly shake nt
the head. Laura comes across the lawn
to tlu- veranda.)
i Laura—01 Alan, whatever do you
think—I have been learning?
Kemble—My dear girl, how Bhould—?
Lnuru—('apt. Strickland has l>«-en
teaching me ecarte in the summer
Kemble—Hns    he?      (Gratefully,)
How extremely kind of him! (He recollects that he does not particularly
can- for Strickland.)
Laura -01  he's delightful, Alar,I
(Later! Mrs. Kemhle and Blair are
alone ngain.)
Mrs. Blair (thoughtfully)—I am not
sure, Mr. Kemhle, but that I shall not
take up some interesting study, such
Kemble—Chess, or folk-lore stories?
Mrs. Blair—Perhaps; and you?
Kemble (airily)—(J! I shall go with
the tide.
Mrs. Blair—Yes?
Kemhle—And teach my wife poker
nnd the three-card trick.-Black and
White. j
A Secret Worth Knowing,
When one observes the LU-drcssed
women to be seen on the streets dally a
person Is led to think that their most
I'ominou fault is carelessness In matching shades. Bettor lake a contrast if
you cannot get an exact match, but in
London, nt least, patience will always
secure what is wanted; if one shop
docs not have it, another will. Harmonies iu dress an- more effective at
all times nnd in better taste than con*
Iraslo: thus, if you have a pink evening dress try rather to gel gloves of just
the same pink than, of white Kid .r of
tan. Again, if you have u hat with it led
or a blue dower, mid tin? buying a dress
Hint, you are likely to wear with il  get
ameUitng with a spray or line repeat*
Ing that very tone of red or blue; this
applies to every color.   Strike a note in
each costumo, however, simple, and
keep in It, The cheapest gown, if ull
the details are. studied, will cost    nu
mora und will surpass in effect something at thrice   the   price. — Chicago
Progress in Knowlodgo Increasing
« Its Size,
A-ii-lcnt T'lfiHt.
A good wny to make apricot toast ifl
to slice down a milk roll about one-
half inch thick, and fry these slices in
butter till of a golden browu; tncan-
wliile turn tho liquor from a tin of
canned apricots into a delicately clean
pan, add om* ounce of powdered sugar
and a wincglassful of sherry or liquor,
us you please. Place ti half apricot on
each slice of fried toast, cupside Uppermost, place a kernel in each cup, pour
the sirup, et*'.,which should have boiled
up, over the apricots tuid toast, place a
teaspoonful of thick cream Into each
apricot and serve hot—St, Louia Republic
One Objection.
Salesman  (to prospective   buyer)—
Yes, modem, tills carpet is fine goods J
audit can't be beat iu this town. j
Lady    Then I don'l want it. We can't |
nlford to send it oul of town every time l
wo wish it bcuten.—Up-to-Oata, ;
Compsrstlra - Dlmenitons   uf    in.
ul o iii»    ot    Fa tu una   M e n   ut
Andes!  anil  Modem
According to Prof. John II. Francis,
of New l-'.ugluiul Terrace, orange, N, J.,
ethnological statistician, us the world
progresses in knowledge the human
grows larger ami larger, As a consequence the men of to-day carry on their
shoulders t\ "dome ol thought" beside
which the occiputs of the ancient heroes were small almost lo Insignificance.   In a recent int.! view he said:
".Vs civilization Increases education
becomes more and mure genera! among
men. The brain begins its training
at an earlier age than ever before, and
as our modern intelligence is subjected
to greater activity the brain develops
accordingly. Consequently Ihe also ol
the head expands. This is thoroughly
consistent with Darwin's t henry of evolution, as well a-s with every principle
of science that 1 know (>f.
"Such men an Caesar and Shakes*
peare werp prodigies, and must be considered apart bj their verj genius,
While admitting that the site ..f the
brain among ancients must Nine lien
much less than that of a man living
to-day, I am forced to this double conclusion with respect to such a man :ih
Caesar—namely, ilmt what brain he
had must bbve bei u of tho higheast possible quality, and moreover, that if he
lived to-day, with a brain of such rare
quality added to the enlarged site ol It,
such as nature equips men with now,
his genius would have Ihyh proportionately magnified.
"Julius Caesar was a mighty man-
for hts time!*.. If be lived to-daj 1 doubt
if he would be much larger than Torn
Thumb, Hy a careful system of calculation I figure out that the great
Caesar would have worn a M- hat, and
a" for Shakespeare, colossal, figuratively speaking, a-* was his brain, 1 have uot
tbe slightest doubt that he carried it
tiaout without crowding in a i'.i, hat—
and that's figuring on him generously,
"I have been told that Napoleon wore
a 6-S, hat in the latter years of his life,
and from one to two sizes smaller when
be was simply an ofllcer In the army.
If Napoleon Bonaparte had ever been
nb!e to put on the hat uf lien. Grant
it wonld have hidden him from sight
from the crown to the shoulders.
"Washington was a good-sized man,
yet he wore a hat i"i sizes smaller than
MeKinley's, whose immediate predecessors, Presidents Harrison ami < leve-
land, wore still larger bats—7y&. Let
me give you a further illustration. A
census of the United States congress,
taken in the time of President Taylor,
50 years ago, shows tha: our legislators
of tha: time only wore on the average
a C- hat. I doubt if there is a single
man in either hou.?* to-day who wears
so .small a size.
"Webster, of course, had a phenomenally big head. Of his colleagues and
predecessors, however, there was not
one who wore a. size a.=: large as that
of the present secretary of suite. John
Sherman wears a 7'., hat. Foster wore
a 7, Blaine 7|, large size, ami Bayard
?i4 close.
"Let me conclude with a further illustration fit my theory, Old Commodore VanderblH wore •*.*.. His son,
William EL, took a hat a shade larger.
Which the hatters mark at 6% and 1-16.
Willie K. Vanderbllt and bis brother
Cornelius wear ?'/.. and one of tbe boys
of the fourth generation takes a hat
still larger than hli father, uncle, grandfather or great-grandfather — which
doesn't necessarily prove that the
youngest scion is the brainiest.
"It is the same way with the Oonlds.
Jay Oould wore a f>% hat, while his
sons, Qeorge and Eddie,each requires
C%. The probability is that the next
generation of boyi will go their Illustrious progenitor at least three full
sizes belter."—N. Y. Journal.
Hr   "Mast    Surround     lllni-i-lf    with
tirindi-ar to 1-lSMC Mia People,
The Krern-h people lova show, nnd
they expect their president to surround himself with as much grsndi tn
as the potentates of other European nations, ll** is, there/ore, pitted ogolnvt
Emperor William, wbo, from all -'.une*..
has $s,'»t'),i^ni a year) thi- esmrol Hus-
run, who has treble that amount, anil
Emperor Franz Joseph, who has -fi.-
nou.uoo. The French president must
give n certain, number ol receptions,
bulls and dinner parties,and whenever
a Visiting monarch comes to Paris lit*
must entertain hlm and his suite with
tlie   same   outward   digi.it>   aid   itatfl
that (ui»- sovereign show| another.
In theory the president Is maintained by the government. That Is, litis lodged, r.nt free iu the Elyeeej he
enjoys the product of the splendid
kitchen gardens and conservatories at
Versailles and Fonlainchleau; he has
the right to shoot and hunt In bhe state
forests, and these also supply the palace
witli wood arid charcoal; the palace Is
lighted by the state, ami a'laundry is
maintained Irrespective of tho president's income. The State allows him
three horses, bot there arc never less
than 12 In the stables.
The palace servants arc paid by tho
state, but they arc only equal to earing for the wants of the regular household. Whenever a ball or banquet i«»
given from HO to 40 extra helpers art-
hired, and this all comes out of the presidential pufso. Mme. Mnure, it is said,
spends every cent of her husband's salary during (he Paris season of six mon thn
on matt ers pertaining to Ihe household.
The butcher's bill alone amounts to
JUDO, or  1,000  franca,  a week, and the
other expenses an- proportionately
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OF   :   BAST   :   KOOTENAY.
As a Site for Smelters it has exceptional advantages, being the
Divisional Point on the Main Line of the Crows Nest Pass Ry.
and the most central point on it for the principal mines of the district, viz: The St. Eugene group
to the west-northwest, the North Star and Sullivan groups to the north-west, the Wasa group to
the north-east, the Wild Horse group to the east and north-east, the Dibble group to the east and
south-east, and the Bull River group to the south-south-east.
C. P. R. Land Commissioner, Winnipeg, Man.
V.   HYDE   BAKER,   Local   Agent,   Cranbrook,   B. C
B. G. Land Investment Agency,
Victoria and Vancouver
MAY 3,   -1898.
Tt is surely a jinn i,f weakness when
the opponents nf a candidate have lo resort to petty personal abuse to holster up j
their cause, Especially is this the case
when the subject of I belt vllllficalioii is I
nn office lioltler of ninny years standing,'
ns is the cose with Colonel Baiter. For
twelve yenra he has represented this district) and six yenra cf tbut time be lias
held n portfolio, wiih many dt partmenls '
under his control, and yet uot a member
of the Opposition in lh»! bouse or a news-!
paper representing tint parly lias ever,
cast a shadow over his official career.
During the discharge of his many duties,
and with the responsibilities increasing
year by year, no flaw has been discovered or fault found with the manner bis
various duties have been ad ministered,
As 1'ioviiicial Secretary he has bad
charge of the asylum for ihe Insane, the
government priming office, tin* Parliamentary library, the Museum and Ihe
Provincial house, in addition to the
heavy correspondence under his care by
virtue i,f his position a-* secrc'ary, Ik-
is also Minister if Education, Minister
t.f Mines and Minister of Emigration.
Holding all these positions, supervising
Uie work in these uumerouadepartments,
not for a brief time, but fur yeurs, his
record stands out clear and unblemished,
Sot only has Ertst Kootenny had a
member witb the ability lo reach a position of such prominence tu the Provincial government, bul It lias bud a meiubei
who b is mn »■ n record thut even a fault-
finding, quereloua Opposition could nol
take exceptions lo, What more can the
people of East Kootenay ask for? Whnt
more could they wnnt?
"Urn Colonel Baker is Interested in
the coel fields," cries someone who is at
loss for any oilier argument, ''He lias
worked to better his own condition," ex-
claiun another, Undoubtedly Clone!
Baker will cheerfully plead guilty lobotb
charges. Ii Istme i'i.i lie i- intere>ted
in lhe Crow's Neil l'.i-s coal fields, hi lice
he lias 3,00 i uii ires •• it of the 40.00a
shares of the company for which he paid
the sunn- iis any - liicr shun bolder, And
he has worked lu belter his own condition. What man in British Columbia
has nut;- But lei it he understood what
Colonel Baker has done in thai dlrei itoti
h is been in a straightforward, legitimate
way, His honor and Integrity has never beeu smirched by pu offl lal net that
would reflect upon bis official honesty,
and his official record will bear ample
testimony to this fact, much to llie chagrin of those who would malign him at
this time. Colonel It.ker is nol a rich
man. lie hns .-rime landed po Sessions
(.hat have been held at a great peisona'
Fflcrifiee, It be is able to reap n reward
for his faith in lhe country by an Increased value in Ins lands, it will be readily conceded that no man inEustKoote-
„,',y ismoic entitled to fucIi a reward,
To his unceasing and untiring efforts,
mo-c I ban lo all other I, n tors combined,!
,ire Hu- people of Rouibenst Kootennj '
indebted for the building of the Crow's !
Keii Pa s railway, Por ten loug years,
itii-eastin nud om n| Ren on, be has lu-1
|,ored lor the coiistim lion of n line of'
railway lb gh till itenltory, Although
he nn-' with fnilure lime and again, he
rallied wilb renewi d i ncrgy ofler each
■j .fji'i 11 ii tt In th : l.-M'ii of It h Inter
years was to become a reality. This fact
alone is enough to place lhe people of
East Kootenny under n debt of gratitude
to Colonel Baker, nnd we venture the
assertion at this lime that tbe people do
appreciate this, and the many other acts
performed in iheir behalf, regardless of
the earplugs of such organs is the Fort
Steele Prospector, that pursues the policy of blackguardism for the purpose of
securing political power.
Although tbe people nre inclined to be
conttolled to a greater or lesser degree
by n partisan spirit, yet, as a rule they
are Inclined io reason from cause to effect in the kind of a political proposition lhat is preseuled this year. South
East Kootenay is rapidly developing.
Hei [needs are numerous and her demands
will be many. \\ bo will be the best mnn
to represent this district under these circumstances? Shall il he a new man, unknown nnd untried, who may have lo
serve years before be can expect any
marked Influence? Or shall it be tbe
man who hns served the district well in
the past; who has risen hy bis own ability and merit to he one of tbe leading
men in the house; who will be able to
secure for this district more than any
other man sent in bis place; wbo will
continue his unceasing work for the 1-eti-
efit of his constituents. This question
will have to be answered this summer,
and personal abuse, slanderous statements and misrepresentations will not
blind the people to tbe true situation.
Politics nre politics, and business is business, and Hie iiiiijoiily of the electors of
this dfstlict aie not disposed to sacrifice
their busiuess interests to advance the
political aspirations of some unknown
office-seeker. Tbey realize lhat the next
few years will be a critical period iu the
history of South EaBt Kootenay, and
that al thi.i lime It would nol display
good wisdom or sound judgment to indulge in political experiments, Naltt-
urnlly the situation would lie different if
East Kootenay hod been weakly represent! d. Bnt such a da in would nol be
put  forward by even the most  radical
member of the Opposition,   Mr. Baker's
ability and strong work is admitted, and
even those opposed to him politically ore
free to confess that he bus never failed
in promoting the best Interests of East
Kcotenny. That Is why his following
will be stronger tins je.ir ihaii ever before, He will be relumed for the reason
thai the solid element of the district
preler to he represented by such n man
rnllier than by some uu tried individual
who will have liis ropiilnlion to make.
Colotiil 1'. ikei'si'lcriion m assured, Of
this there ii not the slightest doubt.
An Indian named Carriere died suddenly al the Bull Head of heart disease
last week. Some $2,000 in bonds and
mortgages are reported lo have been
found on liis body, says the Macleod Gazette. It certainly cannot be snid lhat
he was of tlie family of "Lo, tbe poor
Mclvor-Tyudall, the noted palmist,
mind reader, etc., hat, been exciting
great interest in Winnipeg in the science
of hand-leading, Many a titan would
save large sums if he could become sufficiently versed in the science to know
just wben to call, hi nil*, or lay down.
A Winnipeg despatch quotes L. A.Hamilton, C. I1. K. laud commissioner, as
saying: "We expect that ibis summer
will be a lively one in our department,
This will be particularly so in regard to
our work in southern Britisb Columbia,
where we have live survey and laud examining parties engaged for all season
to survey our valuable areas iu that district. We are literally besieged with
inquliies from people of the Western
Stales desiring lo purchase land in Manitoba and the west. The new town of
Cranbrook is forging ahead and has
live newspaper thoroughly up lo date
PitovtxoiAt- ■i.i'ui:t.w;vs opfiob.
HIS   HONOUR  tho  Lieutenant-
Mas  boon '.louBeii l-> uia'.c tlie rolluwInB -ii'--
■io lutmc nt m
!flll MAIICII, 1808,
John Patrick  itv.w, Ksntiiro, M. I>„ io
nc a < ni-oiici-within ami fm* tlie Alnswi-rlli ami
(ifiiil I.'Ivit Milium Divisions ur West Knuii-nav
nml (In- Fort Steele Milling Division of Kast
THE   l'Oi'l'LAI*
A correspondent writes: "Is Canada
free from 'yellow journalism?' " We
trust our correspondent does not mean
to cast any reflection ou the " special
Klondike edition" of the Slocan City
News.—The Nation.
The following moss-covered raying is
forcibly brought to mind by the tactics
of the Opposition: ''When the devil was
sick tbe devil a saint would be, but when
lhe devil got well tlie devil of a saint
was be."	
Wanted—a government that will please
everyone. Produce it nnilTiii. llicu.w.n
will join you in the show business, us
then the greatest curiosity the world ever
witnessed would be on exhibition, There's
millions in it,
Prof, Andree, an adventurous Arctic
explorer, s'afted for the North Pole a
yenr ago. Search parties, the usual se*
quel to such expeditions, arc now being
organized to ascertain his fate ami where*
ahouis. They will soon be joined by lhe
iintisii Columbia Opposition party— a
practical use for it.
The large and commodious Steamers
!    .1. I). FARRELL
One hundred passengers and one
hundred nud fifty Ions frelghtench
will opoii tlio navigation season outlie
liiinliiiay  Blver frum
I'M al imlntsln Ensl Kciotcsiiny
About : April 20th,
Fort Steele or Wnrdner, I). C.
W.   T.
: DEALER   IN : ;
C<%> Groceries #> >
^*"*K_ • "
rilANHKOOlv,    -   -   -
Tbe best possible attention given to care ot animals while in my charge.
A\rf»nn V \ V\\ * have on hnnd a supply of seasoned wood.
\\ \)\JU l.'VltU cut to stove lengths, which will be delivered
on order at reasonable price.
cranbrook; n. c.
.. Contractors and Builders .
Wc giiaraitteo expedition ami ffrst'dass work on nil jobs undertaken,
General Blacksmith
CRANBROOK,   B.   ('.
Plans anil Specifications Furnished on Short Notice.1
ir you contemplate building rail on inc.   I may lie able to give you
au idea nr two lliat will save you  money.   Prompt work ami satisfaction
(i. It Witi'sum! ll. \V, I'nrsoiis hereby ijlve
notice tlmt slxtv days nftor tlaiti we lutein! tu
In -i[i-.!y tn Ilia i hit f CoillliiMoiirr ol l.umls
uml Works for iHjrmlssl in tn imrelitisB n o acres ' Construction campi froiii Crmibrank to Wftrd-
or luul situated lu Knit Kootenny district mull i-ormul M-ssion Hosi'Ilul.
dcacrliieil ns follows! t'oiamei cunt a .ml sei i    will i>,<nt O, niirook every .Mnmlny Htternnpti
ai the soutli-west corner of l.o, .ot). i, tlicnco   Ilt1l| may ioo iisuKednt iho Cruiibrook iiutel
wo t m clmlns, ill n ( l'i -n el "lilts Hn-m-e   _.,._-,:_-.        _r—' ~
can « .•I,,,!.,... tn, ■!=.,»,ml.. ,:,,,. „ .,,,,.;„■, „r   J\\_ HtRALU
I -ll-'
Dated Mi relia
(1. : . UAI.K-5.
\V. II. I'.liS.iNS
costs hut U>t* Fill It sum of £2.00—
I'ntiail'flii nr Aiihtichii inoiiej —
lor 52 wevka.   Sub rrlbe for it.
tSA*}<A)f%f-.AtA*}$ ■><".-•>A■■.■•■>*■*'•
flf...*.r%*-f,'.t\C •**■ .;*■** .-*, *.A!.*•**.A*■»4.->■*■'*>->.->SJ
I The Cranbrook Lumber Co. |
I      o 1 i
I     bawand.. I
Planing Mills..
I kinds of Rough and Dressed Lumber,
Dimension Timber, Shingles
and Mouldings,..
Dimension Timber, 2x4 to 12x12 up to 20 (eel Ioiik— J16 00 per M st
" "      over 20 feet long np to 30 ft. add 50c. per _\
Jl for each Btldiiipiial 2 feet. *
■I        "     over 30 li, long—prices on application, J?
,     Rough Lumber, 12, 14,16 ft, lengths.,  16 00 per M ..
m    Surfaced    "      12,14,16 ft.      "       20 00 per M 9
X    6 inch T. and tl. Flooring—No, 1  26 00 per M S
}    6 Inch      " " "    2  22 00 per M
«    4 inch       " ii "    1  28 00 per M
JS   4 Inch      " " "   2  24 00 per M
.     6 Inch Rustic   "   1  16 00 per M
4 6 inch     "      '•   2  22 00 per M
J    4 inch V joint or beaded ceiling—No. I  28 00 per M
5 .1 inch v 2   14 ou per M
«    Ship Up—all widths    " 00 per M
j   Mouldings and finishing lumber, casings, &c., prices on application, jj
i ABOH'd LEITOH, Manatfor,       ;*
The Cranbrook Hotel
Ryan & Morrison,
t ■ •■♦■» t *>■? 9 *®


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