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VOLUME   1.
CRANBROOK,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA,   TUESDAY,   APRIL   26,   1808.
XUMBEE <>,
THE WARDOGS LET LOOSE TOUW*4^?,:no8IAT18ilEfiiaATION AT VICTORIA
  j Will tho Noar Fiaturo WUnsao a j 	
Po'itloal All! inc.?
Moro Castle Blazes Away Ineffectually i  spenWni. on«topi.- iut i. now upper
at the United States fleet.        | "'"sl""'""'""""" s,lvs """ ""° "f-'!"
CHASED A STEAMER BEARING JIN ill!.l.
Wnr Formally   Doolnr.-ul  hy  tbo
Unltod SttUns nnd All Oubnu
Ports Bloekiidcd.
WASHINGTON, April 2-\.~Advices received today state- tbat tin- United Stales
gunboat Helena lias captured n Spaulsb
steamer and crew. Tho value of Lbo
prize is placed at J50C 000,
WAR   FORMALLY   DECLARI-ID
Houso ForolK" Affairs Commlttoo I
Ropo t That; Way. I
Washington, April 25-—Tbe following is tbe text of tbe House committee 1
on foreign affairs lo that body:
First—Tbat war be and tbe same is j
hereby declared to evist, and  Ihnl w
Ua. ell.te.LltK* April «. InchuUnx Sun-1      .,,ri.isl, fcC|i     „„„. b(,     „hlbUrf
day,  between lhe  Uuited  Stales .""l, „crosst„, ,,„,,.   To tue.e refcrenco ha.
already been made and some extracts
; given.   As to the British policy in Chli
{Sun-j
     . and
Spain.
Second—Tbat Hit president of tlie
United States is hereby directed and empowered to use the entire land and naval
forces of the government) ami to cull
into active service, to such extent as
may be deemed neces-wty, the militia of
tbe several states of the Union, lo carry
the provisions of this act into Immediate
effect.
emarkableeveiits of ihe end of the
ninetceutb century Is tkeclmige in sentiment—n change lu fact of a revolutionary kind—exhibited in tbe United States
with regard to tin* relations between the
ropubliu and the britisli empire.   It may
very safely be assumed lhat (lie press of
the country, now almost 11 unit as to lhe
desimiiiliiv or an entente cordlale- reflects public feeling uml tho opinions it
expresses now are in very striking contrast with the utterances on Ilrltain ami
British things up to a very ment date.
Then tliey were for the most part, if not
positively hostile nt least most unfriendly, mnl moro t linn ihls there were at times
notions witnessed which spolie wilh ibe
proverbial greater sound titan mere
wot,I-,. Today this is entirely reversed
and the lactsetins dawui igonoitr neigh-
bora that an alliance between the two nations is n natural one, and at the same
time one of a highly ndvautogeous character, The journalistic issues of each
succeeding day present some further con*
trituitions lo the general expression of
Redistribution of British Columbia Electoral Districts.
I EAST KOOTENAY TIIE OAINER THEREBY
Lotflflatlon    Propound    Aflteotlng
Both Ledge and Plac ir
Mining.
[S*.i
ilal vii-ioria Correspondence to tlio Unit-
MORO   CASTLE   SPEAKS.
Her Guiib Opened ou ihe Uuitod
fc-tatoa Float.
WASHINGTON, April 25.—At 2 o'clock
this morning the guns of Moro ensile
were opened upon the United States fleet
in Havana ha bor. Many shots were
fired inflicting no damages, however.
The American 11 ;et made no reply. Meanwhile the wildest excitement prevailed
in Havana.
A FRUITLESS CHASE.
IfTbey RadCnugUl Jim Hill What
WoiddThoy Hnvo Dot oto Kim?
WASHINGTON, April 24.— The Spaniards sent "lie of their fastest cruisers 111
pursuit nf ihe Atlantic liner City of
i'nri', Inn after a fruitless chase of mnny
hour! the Spaniard bad to abandon lilt
pursuit, ,
'•Jim" Hill, president of the Great
Northern rat bond, is said to have been
a passe titer on the steamship.
NEW   YCRK   PROTHOTHD.
Sto,;B Taken Regulating Entranoo
of Ships to tho Harbor.
NKW YottK, April 25.—The war department has issued a seiies of regulations covering entrance to and departure
from Now Vork harbor us follows;
No vessel «iil he allowed to pass Sandy Hook or the Narrows between sunset
nud sunrise, or during that time to approach within three miles of Coney Island, Gedtiey channel, Sandy  Hook, or
the Narrows,
GERMANY'S   ATTITUDE.
It la Reported To B 1 tho Same aa 1
England's.
NUW VORK, April 25.—The latest  ad
vices regarding the poaltlon ol Germany
regarding the United StatcsSpnuisb wai
say 111.11 government will uieintniu aa attitude coinciding in many
policy of Great Britain.
the American critics have spoken very
plainly and the combination of hostile
powers will derive but scant encouragement f.om whnt has been said. Tbe New
Vork Commercial Advertiser in a recent
issue t.ikes notice of the Soudan expedition and says with reference to a statement tbat liiitaiu wants the Soudan for
herself, and is not conquering it for
Egypt:
" In one sense Great Britain may expect to have ihe Soudan for ber own,
ami iu another sense she does not, and it
is iu the last sense that the world at large
is principally concerned. If lhe Soudan
is again brought under the Egyptian Hag
it will be as free to the commerce of the
United Stales or anv oilier foreign country as to that of Great Britain, There
will lie no ' closed door' to the rest of the
world. Everywhere, iu the .Soudan as
well as [11 China, and along the Niger,
I'bis is wherein she su well merits American sympathy in ber foreign policy."
And ihe Urooklyn Eagle, intbecourse
of some thought!ul comments upon the
present situation of affairs us affected by
the Cub n difficulty is equally emphatic
and outspoken uu tbe Bubject. It seems
to regard the friction between Washington und Madrid as hy 110 means an 1111-
mi.\cd evil, us one of i s canaequeucea is
ihatthe distance between England and
America has heed shortened, and the two \
countries are nearer 10 each other than
they have been before. What the Eagle
Bays is worthy of tbe tluughlful cons d-
eratiou of Canadians.   Itsays:
"0pon one side of the Atlantic there
have been scowls lor lhe other. It is beginning lo look as though they would
come lo an understanding which will be
a reflection upon ibe intelligence of
neither. We have no purposes worthy
of discussion by which England ia not
animated. The welfare of the world depends largely upon the temper with which
we receive friendly overtures from the
British Capital. What the Anglo Saxon
stands foi i'l the long run he is likely to
obtain. It is no misfortune even lo those
who appear to lose when he holds more
lb an see: i.s to be his own. lie lias shown
his fitness to survive. Not without violence to what are among the commonest
of all impulses can the English speaking
people of ibis continent refuse to re-
■ pou.I. Manifest destiny dictates an alliance ami not until it has been made shall
we begin to come iuto what is our own.
There are but few distinctions and there
.ub Uu
■luiiM hi
llffei
THB   SPANISH    F   BBT.
ilit   IYI011-
pectal telegram
Verde islands,
... believe that
To   Sell   From  St.  Vine
day, April  80,
London, April 25- ,\ spec
from St. Vincent, C 1
Bays that there la ream
the Spanish 11. el will
It is quite furiuidal
first-class cruisers, tf*
two aimed transports,
CUBAN    POUTS    BLOCKADED
Liding four
bonis and
•In
Tin
We have heard
ml, uot officially, but not less
,   mi   that account, and tbe
have not been harmonious,
,lo the rest.   It is becoming
more and more apparent lhat if England
and America Bght ii will be for rather
than against each other and against tbat
which blocksa higher civilization, When
that devoutly to be wished lor cnnsuiii-
tn&tlon comes, the chances for war ou
any considerable scale wilt havebocu reduced in a minimum.   Tbon- who think
about Inviting n blow will judiciously
take the trouble to think agaiu."
There is much in ibis winch recalls the
timely maxim laid down lu another Amer-1
lean papei not many days ago in which
after, like the Eagle, advocating such an
alliance, it said that the union would
mean "caveat iuuiuIub"—let lhe world
_ _ ___    look out.   Tins movement in favor of
bolwwnibe United States I h'11'' "'■"■'"»* bslwecutlie two paw
A Numbor of SpaulBh Morohant-
111 ou Captured.
Ni'.w York, April 15,—Sincetbeopeii- j
i"K
nml Spain the former has established a
etrtct blockade of all Cuban pons which
up to the present date has resulted in the
capture of nine Spanish merchantmen,
soveral ol them con lain ing valuable cargoes,
TROOPS   SUMMONED.
United States War  Department
Calls for Land Foroes.
Washington, April 25,—The wnr de- [will do its best—it hns
parluient has culled upon  tbe United j pHsbed much in this dir
Slates volunteer foms for 125,000 men.
fast gathering force, in one, tti.
I porlance of which can be scarcely estimated. Tons in Canada it Iflofntupend-
oils moment, it opens up a vista of possibility s lhat me raseiuatiug lo think up*
.ni. We can Imagine the removal of difficulties and ihe freelutcrcotnuiuhiratlo!)
of trade and freedom of intercourse in
ibe place < 1" friction aud difficulty. We
must carefully heed the trend of affairs
and do our part in promoting the grent
ud iu view. The liberal Government
lready acconi-
tion—and tbe
In the Hospital.
For the week ending Sunday, April 2^,
the following patients were admitted to
the St. Eugene hospital;
John Meagher, North Star; Harvey
Cum mi tigs, Wardner; Edward Arm-'
strong, Henry Peterson, McCifrly-scanip; j
The following patients have been dis-'
charged. G. I), bang, Dan McLeoud, |
Kgati camp; John Hanson; Julius l.eil/,, \
McCarty camp; John Marsh, Reltl's'
camp; Loute San ton, Cowan's camp;
John Dagganl. 1
The Indian children have all been vaccinated, and the hospital authorities of-{
Ier tbe timely suggestion that it would j
be a wise move for the whiles to adopt
the same precaution,
next century will dawn on a changed
condition of affairs In this respect which
but a yer or two ago would have been
looked on as n dream.
H-iVER STEAMERS.
Tlio Farrell Again Reported Just
ViCToiti \, li. C, April 16.—The specialty Important measure of tbe present
session of the legislature, the bill to redistribute lhe electoral districts of britisli Columbia, was introduced by message
from the Lieutenant Governor toward
the close of this afternoon's session of
the local parliament, As drawn the bill
consists of 19 sections, inclusive of the
short title definition and the section explanatory of tbe fact that it amends the
Constitution Act by fixing thirty-seven
instead of thirty-four as tlie number of
members to be elected, an increase of
four in tbe size of the House. Sections
3 to 12 inclusive make tbe requisite alterations in the several districts, while
the increase of 4 members is provided
lor in the following manner:
Vancouver receives 4 members instead
of 3, putting il on a par wilh Victoria in
the matter of representation.
Cassair, which has recently attalued so
wide-spread prominence ia connection
with tbe development of the mineral
areas of the north, obtains two instead of
one representative.
East Kootenny is divided into two divisions, obtaining a member f.>r each
division Instead of one me.-uber for the
entire district as at present-
West Kootenay is enlarged by the acquisition of a portion of East Vale, and
is sub-divided into three divisions, its
representation being thereby Increased
by one member.
Vale, the first of the districts altered,
has beeu cut at its eastern boundary.
This formerly ran from the 49th parallel
at a distance of ten miles fiom tbe Columbia river, northward along lhe watershed. The new boundary starts on the
international boundary line, about live
miles west of Midway, and runs north to
Kettle liver, which it follows to a junction with lhe east fork. It then goes in
a atrnigltt line lo where the former boundary of tbe district crosses Fire Valley.
From this point the old and new boundaries are the fame.
Tlie result is to cut off from tbe Vale
district nnd the east riding of V.de a triangular piece which includes Christian
City, Cascade City. Grand Forks, Greenwood and Midway, this triangular snip
bting thrown into West Kootenay ami
the latter district being divided into three
ridings.
Tbe Revelstoke riding consists of all
tbat portion of'.he district lying to the
north of a line which 1 asses down Fire
Valley, up Arrow Lake and Cariboo
Creek, nml from the heal waters of that
creek to tbe north nf Slocan Like ami
Kootenay Lake, and thence due east to
the boundary of the district. Tbe Rossland riding includes the triangular strip
taken from hast Vale, and the rest of
West Kootenay south of Fire Valley ami
west of Airow Lake and the Columbia
This leaves for Nelson riding all the
Kootenay Lake aud Slocan Lake country
which lies east of the Columbia or tlie
Arrow Lakes.
Kast Kootenay is divided by a line the
ceutei of which is at Canal Flat on the
upper Kootenay river. Tbe boundary
runs due west from ibis point, while lo
the east it follows the Kootenay river
nnd the Palliser river to Kanamakis pass.
This makes Fort Steele with all lhe
Crows Nest country the south riding,
ami leaves Windermere and the upper
Koolcnay lake coiiyny in the north riding, along with Donald, Golden and the
other C. 1'. R. town-.
On Vancouver island, Cowhichan-Al-
berul district is enlarged by running the
dividing line between it and Com
which formerly turned westward
I Nootka Sound, directly northwest thro'
the center ol the island, thus throwing
all the wesl coa 1 uortb o( Carmauah
into Cowhcbnu-Albemi. Nanui'tnoCUy
is enlarged by adding what are known as
The Five Acie Lots to the city proper,
and uinkiug the Chase river the bound
aryoniin southerly and westerly side.
Tex,ulo and  Lastjuitl islands are taken
out of North Niiiiiiuiin district and given
to South Nannlmo, Couiox district Is
only altered hi so far as necessitated by
the change in Owliichan-Allieini.
Sections 15 to 19 contain the machinery for closing the old voters lists mid
Opening new ones in the districts lit.
have been altered, The method adopted
in iHcj,| Isagnin resorted to, In ordfl
entry out which a collector is appointed
for each district lhat has b.- en in any way
altered, and distributing collectors are
appointed to take charge of old lisis aud
distribute the names on such lists among
the collectors of the new district)
which they properly belong by the fact
of their residence within such district1
F'or example, ibe distributing collecti
111 East Vale will lake the old East Vale
lists and divide the names iuto two lists,
on the first of which will be those who
reside in the new district of East Yale—
winch list will thereafter become lhe reg
ister for Kast Vale—and on the second
list the names of those who reside in th
! triangular portion of the district which
1 has been added 10 tbe Rossland riding
legrapll of West Kootenay. This Hstwlll hegiv-
Operator Hooka at Fort Steele thla (Tues-|eu to llie Rosslaud collector and will
dny) morning, that the steamer Farrell form a portion of bis list, the balance of
was reporter! a few miles below Wardner. j which will tie made up from the names
She left Jennings April 17th, but had to.furnished him by tbe distributing col-
tie up on account of insufficient water, heeler who checks over the Nelson and
Tlie river is now rnpiply using. j Rcvebtoke lists. When Hiclistsnrecom-
L. A, Hamilton, C. 1\ R. land ™*«.i-' ^^ $W n~r° t0 bo P.ubU.i,>«!ln tw
siouer, has
B low Wardner.
■KAi.li is informed hj'Te
idli
11(1011 in the beruiuda:
. ■"■"■*"'issues ,>r the Gazette nn'd a local paper.
Winnipeg from a      provision is also made by which aper-
■lesitiiig to change bis name Crow
oue list to another, procures :-i certificate
from the collector lhat his name has been
struck off a former list, anil on production of this to the collector of the district in which he wishesJtO lie registered
and proof tha* he has resided in such
district for two months, his name is Inserted iu the Hst. In Cassair district,
owing to the number of voters who no
doubt have moved there recently, the
two mouths' residence qualification is
dispensed with.
The final clause empowers the Lieut.
Governor ill Council to make rules and
regulations fur the carrying out of tbe
act.
The other important legislation of the
present week is found in the bills to
amend the placer aud quartz mining acts,
presented by the mining committee of
the   house.     The   amendments   lecom-
nded to the legislature while they do
not contain anv very radical   changes,
11 are of considerable importance.
Taking first the Placer Mining act, the
amendments proposed are few, In the
first place il is proposed lo add to section 9 so as to bring it in  conformity
ih a similar section at present in force
in tlie Mineral act. The amendment
provides that if a person acquires a pla-
claim or au interest therein and it
shall appear that the person from whom
he acquired title has neglected to lake
out or keep up a free miner's certificate
accordtug to the provisions of tlie act,
the person acquiring the claim or interest may within a month after finding this
out, or a month after the amendment
becomes law if he has all :ady acquired
such knowledge, pay tbe proper fee-, and
thus.make his title as good as if there
bad been no default.
Another section in the proposed amendments is to extend to least s or otherpla-
er mining grounds the right now belonging to holders of creel; claims to con-
Jnte as many as ten leases, By some
mistake last session lhe section giving
holders of placer ground a right lo consolidate placer mining holdings, nol exceeding 640 acres as one holding, was
lepealed. The committee propose that
ibis be reenacted,
Th* proposed chauges In the Mineral
.-\ct are more numerous, one of the principal features being au Important change
allowing fractional mineral claims to be
located without confining the boundaries
to the rectangular form. The amend-
ment provides'.bat "such factional chum
need not be rectangular in form and none
of the angles need necessarily be right
angles nor the lines be meridional and
the lines of the previously located mineral claims (whether surveyed or nol)
between which tbe fractional mineral
claim is located may be adopted as the
boundary of the fracTlonul mineral
claim."
The distinction between a factional
and full-sized mineral claim u made by
always prefixing the wo-ds"lull sized"
or "fractional'" to the word claim.
In locating u fractional claim the following provisions ate made;
"A fractional mineral claim shall be
marked by two legal posts placed as neai
as possible on the line of the previously
located mineral claims, and shall be
numbered 1 and 2, ami the distance be
tween posts I and 2 shall not exceed 15a)
feet, the line between posts 1 and 2 to lie
known as tbe location line, ami upon
posts Nos. 1 and 2 shall be written the
name of the locator and the date of the
location, Upon No. 1 post there shall
be written iu addition t« the foregoing,
Initial post, the approximate compass
bearing of No. 2 post, and as fult a description as possible of the land bounding the fractional claim,
"The Provincial land surveyor, when
surveying a fractional mineral claim,
whether located before or after the passage of this act, may survey such claim
so that il shall contain, 09 nearly as possible all the unoccupied ground lying between the previously located mineral
claims, as described In the affidavit and
by the sketch plan made by the locator
when the claim was recorded, provided
tbat no side of a fractional mineral claim
shall exceed 1500 feet ill length.
"Provided tbat wben a fractional claim
has been located between previously located and unsurvcyed mineral claims, if
when nny such previously located mineral claims are surveyed, auy of tbe posts
n( lhe fractional mineral claim are found
lo be on the previously located mineral
claim, tbe location of such fractional
mineral claim shall not be invalid by
reason of the location posts of tbe fractional mineral claim may by obtalnlug
the permission of the gold commissioner
of the district, move the posts of the
fractional mineral claim and place them
on tbe surveyed line (of the ^adjoining
previously located mineral claim."
Provisions are mude by which a free
miner, if he has finished liis assessment
work, within the year, may have30 days
more in which to obtain and record Irs
certificate on payment oi f 10 additional
fee,
It is proposed to allow a miner to do
several; ears' assessment work in one,
and get a certificate for such work to
cover, In getting a Crown grant, too,
the miner is allowed credit for the assessment work done, the amount of such
assessment belli'*-; deducted from the $51*0
necessary to secure a Crown grant. l\i
making nil application for a Crown grant
the applicant, it is proposed, shall file
tbe copies of tbe Britisli Columbia Gazette and newspaper containing the notices of bis application.
Another amendment la that au adverse
claimant must file a plat made In* a provincial latul surveyor showing Iheclahn,
Instead of ns at present, only allowing
credit lo be given tor lhe survey ns work
OU lhe claim, when such survey is made
! within ono year of lhe record of lhe
: claim, an amendment proposes that
"two" years be inset ted instead of "one,"
I     At liic foot of the bill, as a lecnmmer,-
[ datloil, comes an im* oiianl section, providing that a free minor's license pltnll
bo  issued   only to   Itrilidi   subjects  or
thos- who have declared their intention
j to hi come such,
THAT AWFUL AVALANCHE _
KOOTENAY KORRAL
Its Terrible Death-Dealing Powers Vividly Illustrated at Chilcoot I'ass.
SCORES-BURIED BY A SNOW MOUNTAIN
Pathetic   Scnea  Encranderod by
tho Recovery cf  CruBhod and
Manyloi Human Forma.
■Special Correspondence,)
Victoria.. April 17.—Kclipsing all oth*
r home news of the week iu Importance
s that of the terrible avalanche winch
on Sunday, tbe sd inst,, crushed to death
upward of four score lvlondike-lioiind
travelers on the Chilcoot trail, "6 of
Whose bodies have nt this time been recovered and identified. The catastrophe
—precipitated, it is claimed, by the heavy
blasting being done by the two tramway
companies—occurred at Squaw Hill, just
above the .Stone house, and u miles out
of the town of Dyea. Here the valley
narrows to a width of less th-.ui 450 yards,
walled in by sheer and slightly wooded
cliffs. Rising from the east of the trail
is an almost vertical glacis which is variously estimated to be from i.floo to 3,-
000 feet from base to crown, Wilhin the
shadow of ibis majestic cliff on the morning of tbe 3d stood a little colony of
teuis, many of whose occupants were
sleeping, to be awakened only by the
grip of death, to light for life ngaiusta
deluge of Ice and snow thai in a few moments bad buried theli canvas village under 30 feet of avalanche debris. Not a
few were mercifully spared awakening,
being crushed to death as they lay in
their tents, with no forewarning of the
disaster that was to overwhelm them,
Eye-wil 11 esses say that it seemed as
tltuUKh lhe entire face of the great white
wall had been suddenly detached by some
unseen hand nml hmled down wilh
frightful velocity on its mission ol destruction, the ronr of the slide being
plainly beard several miles away.
The men and women who were overwhelmed may hive realized what happened, but tbey bad UOpOSSiblfiOppoitU.
nity to escape. The huge waves of snow
ba buffeted aud tossed, coffined and
graved tbtni in an Instant, befote they
could cry .heir agony, and ouly a great
silence and a vast mound of snow marked
ibe place where human activity bail prey-file ' so short a tune before.
Uescue pulies weie immediately or-
gauwd, at least 2,000 heing soon at work,
and in a very few minutes the first of the
vfblims, dead and limp, was utieoveied
Some of the unfortunates who had been
picked up and carried along by the switt-
nioving mass were found only a few feet
below the f>utface, but the majority wen;
not recovered until the bard-packed trail
itself was leached.
The bodies were found in all soils of
fantastic attitudes, and almost every pallid face bote llie expression of intense
terror, photographed upon it by slow
death, Those whose liwshad liei-u mercifully crushed o.it at once were easily
distinguished by their facial placidity
and the undistuibed condition of the
snow surrounding them, while the less
fortunate ones left traces of their desperate fight to free themselves Irom tbeir
living grave, They had burrowed blindly in the snow and fought their fate inch
by inch and moment by moment until
forced lo abandon hope and yield to death
either by exhaustion or suffocation.
There were broken limbs and crushed
bodies every whet e, but it was very .evident that suffocation vas the chief destroyer. As tbe bodies were lifted fiom
the accumulation of mountain dehrisaud
laid side by side, a scene dramatic and
pathetic iu the extreme was presented
Mothers, wives and sweethearts were not
thereto lament their dead, but rugged
men recognized all that was mortal of acquaintances they had made 011 the sea or
011 the Hail, and there was no lack of
sympathy or of reverence in the weather-beaten faces lhat sunouiided the
ghastly array.
More than 4a bodies have thus far been
sent down for burial, while the steamer
Queen, due on Pugel Sound on the iStb,
lias yet others on board. Tiie disaster
has practically ended the serviceable I)
of the Chilcoot trail, for ihu present sta
sou at all events, as BU avenue for en
trance to the Klondike, while as tin
heavy tolls on the new Skagway wagon
road are a great objection to its acceptance, the star ol the Slikiue route Would
seem to be very much iu the aiceudant,
The latest news is that steamers will
begin operation.-, <;ii tins river by ibe 35th
instant, while the Pel ley, Lewis and Yukon rivers haw alsooj euetl full) 4odayi
earlier this season linn usual,
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News Items  From the East and
West Therein Gathered.
The Rossland School of Mines has
opened with over T-o sUtdeuts,
Two thousand d illars has been voted
by tbe Provincial House to the Golden
hospital for'be ensuing year, and fJuo
each for Golden, Donald nml Port Steele
for tire protection.
Eleven hundred dollars was authorized by the Government for opening the
ice and freeing Golden from the waters
of the Klcktnghorse river in November
last,    The   amount   actually   expended j
was $847.73.
As noted last week, G. B. Wright,
Ainsworth's pioneer citizen, was danger*
inisly near death's door. News has beeu
received that he passed away at 7:30 a.
m., l-'iiday, April S. His death causes
profound sorrow, and bis family aie the
reclgientS of the deepest sympathy.
Mrs. Bebau,  an unfortunate  woman
who was recently assisted by the citv an-
tboritiea of Rosslaud, died in the hospital from fever. Her husband ii a consumptive, and was seat lo California ia
the hope of being benefitted. The poor
woman was left with three littlecbitdren
to support, and soon became ill from
overwork and scanty food.
The latter part of last week Mr. Wor-
deu was quite ill and under the doctor*-,
care. Thinking his illness was more imaginary lh.ni real the band boys afler
getting through practclngSaturd<fy night
funned a circle ill front of his residence
and proceeded to play the "Ue.nl .March."
This had the desired effect. Mr. WordeU
arose from his bed of pain and has been
the liveliest and healthiest man in town
ever since, says the Slocan News.
SURVEY FOR SKELTER SITE
Work for Tiiat Purpose Will He Cora1
mencd! in a Feu Days.
PRELIMINARIES FOR WATER SUPPLY
The visit to Victoria and Vancouver
this week of Mr. P, Marion Crawford
has given an opportunity to britisli Columbians to become acquainted with an
author whose works have won lasting
favor throughout the Hnglish*speaking
world. His books have the true fire of
genius, nud portray life with-a-fidelity
and charm that make the characters
seem ten! creatures of flesh and blood.
Ksfenally charming is Mr. Crawford's
portrayal uf Italian life, aud hence bis
lectures on Tope Leo Xtil proved particularly interesting. It dealt Willi the
Pope as a man of the times, and gave au
excellent insight Into the domestic life
and true character of lhe present head of
the Church of Rome.
In reference to the report published in
a Mainland paper laat week to t he effect
j lhat Mr, C.  li. Semlin was to join the
1 government in a coalition, Mr. Semlin
. teques's Tur. 11 HR *.[,*> to give the nlory
j an unqualified denial iu loto,    The lead-
I »-r of [the opposition  laughs over lhe
I matter, and wonder, bow anyone \ih
; pretends to know the alphabet of P101
' incial politics should have been so Cod
[sli as to print the fonndationltss itorj
I PEOPLE AND THINGS, 1
ff , ,  *
VVVVV 'V .'',• W v.- V->VV»V -•','.■• VVV-1
Engineer Cranston was in town a sh-i'tt
time last week.
Mrs. Donahue, of tbe K--st Kootenay
hotel, was a visitor to I-"oi I Steele Friday.
Peter Senate, landlord of the Summit
bouse,* near Moyie, was a visitor to Cranbrook recently.
Mother Superior Conrad and Sister
Jackson, from the Mission, were visitors
to Cranbrook Thursday,
Mr. RayroMs bis purchased a lot on
the east side of St. Joseph's creek and
erected au office building thereon.
The Hamilton Brother's departed yesterday for their Palmer mountain claims
and will soon be making tbe rock fly.
Landlord Ryan, of the Cranbrook hotel, accompanied by J. H. McMullin as 3
bodyguard, drove to Port Steele Friday.
Tbe internal Improvements of the Miner store are being rapidly completed.
aud in a few days the first merchandise
establishment in Craubrook will be open
to the public.
Lindsay Crosseti has resumed tri;.-
with his stage between Moyie, Cranbrook and Fort Steele. He has a good
out Tit and it is to be hoped tbat he will
soon make it a daily.
On and after May ist Tbe Fort Steele
Mercantile Co. will carry a large and
complete line of building Paper, Cedar
Shingles, Sash and Doors, and Building
Hardware.
The new building recently completed
by Mr, Kaake was to have been occupied
by a Chinese restaurant, but owing to a
misunderstanding between the parties,
tbe deal is off.
Commissioner Armstrong was in Cranbrook yesterday, inspecting road woik,
afterward leaving for Moyie to ascertain
what and where road «ork is necessary
between the two points.
Mr. West, who is interested with Maurice Quain, ou Nigger creek, was in towu
recently. He brought with him some galena specimens nnd also some tellurium
ore from their claims in that vicinity,
The road, for a distance of 30a feet at
the west end of the bridge just enst of
lown, has been covered with brush, and
on top of that is being placed a llink
layer of gravel; a much needed impiove-
in en t,
II. \V. Melton returned to Palmer
maintain Sunday from h trip out for tup-
plies. He was .'earing a Verv contented
looking smile, and thiol.* Palmer mountain and bar will surprise the natives
this season.   Well, it te liable lo.
\V. T, Kaake will soon commence, if
he has not already, n new store building,
35x50, two stories the {troba bill ties ate
Ibat when it is completed lie will place
iu it a general stock of groceries and
supplies—something much needed litre
at present.
John Con wit Jr and party passed through
here Thursday afternoon, eu route to
Palmer bar and Nigger ■ Creek, where
they will prospect and placer mine until
satisfied whether that loodily has any
riches in store for ilii-m; if uusatinfacto*
ry they will retrace their steps and go up
the Kootenaj to Tracy creek.
Tbe first "show" in Cranbrook oc-
cmred last Saturday night iu the Leitch
Brothers'opera house, the occasion being a musical entertainment given hy n
Wandering minstrel and his wife. The
wotk was of the vaudeville order, iiml
was up lo the average <*f tbat line. As
is llie case in larger and older cities, the
'■bald-head low" v. as filled.
The stage arriving in Port Steele frnu
1 Golden last Thursday evening had a lip*
' over coming down;one passenger, James
' Urady, having one arm broken in two
'pi ces and two ribs fractured, To add
, io bis misfortune and sufferings the scene
of the accident was remote from any hub-
, Itnlion and the entire party were obliged
tb gO iuto camp for the night and dis*
patch a messenger to Holden—nearly 50
Crai brook  Possrs-ed  of   Exceptional AdvnntHgee for Installation Of Both Entt rpriete.
Almost every town that springs into
existence III mining reg OOS starts out
with a prospective smelter 10 aid iu lhe
atlraciiou of inve-tors for town lots.
That few such towns ever realize what is
promised in that way, and a less number
of their prcmntrs ever dreamed even of
seeing their promises to land purchasers
fulfilled goes without saying.   There are
exceptional cases however, aud beautiful Cranbrook is one of them
With the powtrful C. I'. R back of it
and its statement, over the signature ef
onu of its principal officials that "This
town is destined to be the smelting, commercial and railway center of Kast Kckj-
teuay," it becomes a fact lhat all promises iu lhat line, as well as to Cranl rook
being a divisional p iur, will be fulfilled.
Craubrook \\\\\ be ibe Great Palls, :,:, .1
tana, of Past Kootenay, B.C. Influences
of the same nature that inndcGrea' i':i :■•
a smelting chy and principal dtvis.onal
point on the Great Northernrailn idare
ut work to accoinp i.-h the same result at
Cranbtook. Tbe latter place has .he advantage over tbe fo :...■■ ol  i*borterdb-
tatice Irom gre.,;ci cuala::d '■-.■*'-.; '. sup.
p'oes.
Kre the passage >-•:' many davs thereal
work of selediug a euteltei riic t. r e.
powerful lUiehiux company, with whom
negotiations have, bt en for some time
pending, nil) \k conducted bj Mr. H M.
Burwell, Douriition surveyor, who has
uow been here about a fortnight.
A site with an elevation of about 60
feet can be had rcrtb of town, and *-itu-
ated. too, where a*i abundant ■>■ atei >.ip-
ply can be lluuied ^0 it fru.*u tbe spr ugs
near the tower end I Cranbrook, These
spriuys- furnish a large water supply*
nearly if not quite equal 10 that furnished by .*-:. Joseph's cieek, and is sufficient to mn a much large: sme'ter than
will probably be seen iu P.^st Kootenay
for yeara *.o come.
Soon after the completion of the survey, those west ic'.trested i:; tiie coo-
SUUlttlftiiau ef the tli'erpris; wilt i.s<et:.-
h'.-i in Crmnb ook, .•■:.-. :-.:■: plans *.. iw being formulated «:.. i>t;,c-r.u *'.. <;• est on,
be con^jmaiaitd. Wiih se '.: immense
and we'i deve'..,'«d -_iopoM:*ons us the
North Siar, St. Kugene and many others within a <c- re or two of miles, tbe
ore supply wil! be .ajge and contituious,
even s-hould the ni..r.v partially developed and very promising prospects here*
a'-   ■_;   ;. rove v.ur.i.les-*.
And e t the verdure uf t::s valley aud
the u:-*'jn:a:r.-, Ugi:: tc adept its Hutnm-
nal tints the C N.P. K d-.v-s.oual shops
wi!1. t-e here established, ^r.d tbe foimer
g:ea'. Osr-b-ook rat.ch will have been
tra:i>forrf'ed :::'.o a b'^stlirg, hu'tiing,
rustli'-g comnrj-dty—a city whose avenues will be lined witb turineiS houses
cf every description fiaaked by scores of
cottages and i.omesof workingmen Mich
as aTe rlwayr, to be found in a smelting,
mining, and railway center. Night and
morning will be -een the soldiers cf the
tm bucket brigade—the breadwinners
who are ibe foundation of the commercial supremacy of a busy city—streaming
along f' their da ly labors. Tbe> will
I be the recipients of a vast payroll, and
pay-rolls make bsppy communities end
flourishing cities.
THS WATEB-WOBKS  t URVEV
Nearly Completed for a System
Able to Supply 10,000 People,
j    Mr. llurwrll has nearly CnUbedthetnr*
I vey for the water-works for Cranbrook.
In a conversation with arej-orterf-jr Tiik
Ui'.r.u.h tbat gentleman stated  a*, hfs
opinion a supply of the ptfrest water c«n
I be obtained through this enterprise sufficient for a city of 10,000 people.
The system will be supplied frcm a
storage reservoir 2>i miles from town, at
the head of a ravine wl : b I ntue ■• n .i-
nral basin. A contour itne i> beii g run
and will be cleared of timber; when 61 -
ished i* will show tbe WS i-r-k-vvl of lhe
basin.
The water will have a fall in IbedU-
laifce named of 370 ftet, whl ...■..,.:■■
it sufficient head lo make a viry »-i\ice-
abU fire protection by the inlrodmtiou
of plui v ol vi itmg the nrceu it) ■ I Ure
engines fui ihe ptolei ti'.n of properly iu
Cnmbiook.
FORMAL   OPENING.
3t Eugene a Hospital To Be Dedicated Suriday Next Moy '-
The formal opening of the handsome
new St. Eugene's hospital will occur Sun*
day, May 1. at: p. tn , at the Miss on,
^special   pains  have   been   takm   by
[Pother  Coccola and In*   hsslstanis to
] make this occasion one lhat will be     ith
interesting-aud entertaining to all who
I may attend, and a cordial inviiaiiou is
j issued from the Mission to j-,11 who can,
1 to be present.
Father Coccola will address the audi-
jence, ond there will be singing by the
I Mis-ion children as well hs i
,e.i .-.in-Ui.liiei.lal
(music by the Indian boys' I rasa band,
bunch 11 : ■. nlso be served, but as .-it this
; writing ibe q ie lion Is not fullj deter-
; mined, Tim li; iiai nd 101 othdvlsi 1 -
' bora 10 leave home wiiln -it I reakfasting,
1,    i:    MINER
I Will have in stock in nfev daj    III In  1
(or building hardware, including
' building paper, nails nnd a full fi--.-:-. of
' points un I oil 1, in ftet everything kept
I    Don't forget that Tin-: Hj.kai.d ac*
' ccpts subscriptions, THE  CRANBROOK  HERALD.
HERALD PUBLISHING CO.. : : l»roprieiors.
TERMS OF SL'HSCIUPTloy
Invariably in ndvauc ■
Ono War
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la connection witli tho bublnraa.  Sum-
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TELEGRAPHIC NEWS,
Washington, D, 0„ April 10: Afler a
tierce debate the two houses of congress
c une to an agreement tils morning at A
e'eiock regarding a Cuban policy resolution ami passed a vote ;tu> to ii, joint
resolution, recognizing C.iban In-Jcpeu-
il Micy am) demanding that lhe government ol Spain relinquish its authority
a nl government In ihe Island of Cuba,
ai il witli.haw Us land and naval loicea
from Cuba anil Cuban waters, ami ill-
reeling the president to use the land
and naval forces of the Called States to
carry these resolutions Into effect.
Soon after the piesldeni's signature In
aiiixi.il to the joint resolution, everyone
here expects it Is the prelude to war.
1'resident MtKluley will notify the
Spanish government thai be lias signed
tbe resolution ami that the provisions
require that Spain shall Immediately
withdraw her land and naval forces
fiom Ouba aud surrender her sovereignty over the Island. His notlttcailon
likewise will state tbat the United
States expects prompt compliance with
lis teems.
Kveryone connected with the administration realizes tbat war Is to be ex
peeled as ibe result of the ultimatum
uud frum ibis time forth the president
and members of the cabinet will act ut
a ui.lt In the execution of a most vigor
cms policy. The war department today
practical y decided that in tlrst call tu
arms would be for H0,00l> ineu to on Uk
en from the state militia.
Spain Will Fight.
Madrid, April 10: The terms of the
speech which the Queen Regent will di
liver at the opening of the cortes tomorrow arc zealously guarded, but It Is
said the speech will prove tlrm, convincing aud satisfactory to national
sentiments. It Is claimed that perfect
unanimity prevails lu Spain in face of
war, rather than to yield to ibe demands of tbe Called Slates.
Tlie Powers Seeking Peace.
London, April 19: Tbe Uome cones-
pondent to the Daily Chronicle says:
' Some powers. Including France aud
I'aly, are acting In concert with tbe
Vtlcaninan tiTort to persuade Spain
to abandon Cuba. It Is said Spain Is
secretly Inclined to thi.* course, but pre-
fe s to wall for tbe outbreak of war In
order to have appearance of yielding to
I >rce, so as to be justified by public
uplnlon,
Cuban Independence Recognized.
Washington, D, C , April Ui): Cuban
resolutions are now tbe law of the land
and tbe ultimatum to Spain la an accomplished fact. Tbe president at
11:34 a.m. affixed his signature to the
joint resolution to congress, requiring
Spain lo evacuate the Island of Cuba
after public advertisement of the ultimatum. Judge Day said It would be
transmitted ibis morning to Madrid,
addressed to Minister Woorford, wbo
wbl deliver lt to the Spanish government. As soon as tbe dnal determination bad been reached and It had been
started on Its way to Madrid, the Span-
i-h miufster was furnished a copy of
the paper, The mini.ter, as soon as he
read It, made a brief reply and requested his passports. At 3:30 the stale department messenger handed Senor I'o-
Io y Iljrnabes his passports, and the
minister and his staff leave Washington
al 7 p.m. Tbe ultimatum Is uot made
public, but It Is understood that Spain
will be given until Saturday at noon la
reply. At 5:13 p.m. volunteer army
bill was passed by the home, it !■ officially announced that tbe United
States will not resort to privateering iu
case of war with Spain.
Troops are Moving;.
Fort Sherman, Ida., April 30! Tbe
Sixteenth rpglmcut will arrive In Spoil a ne between !> and in o'clock Thursday morning. A special train has just
arrived here. All baggage will be loaded tonight, The troops comprising
ei. v-'ti cAlcers and 390 men will board
i ra In ut 7 a in   I. morrow.
RAILROAD NEWS.
The latest reports from the eastern
end of the toad are to the effect that
every energy will be put forth to push
tbe construction of the road through to
Wardner by June 15, or ibe Ilrst part of
July at the latest. The question of supplies Is the one under consideration,
and the company arc anxious to get tlie
steel laid to tbe river at tbe earliest
possible moment.
It is a stgnlilcent tact, that although
hundreds of men uie going to woik
along the line, nnnp   of ilicm gpt as far
west a« Ward tier. Thrv :,*t- all held on
the work east of ihis politi, null more
are being put on dally. AH the energy
of construction Is being concentrated
between Bull Head prairie and Wardner, a distance of eighty miles, It is
estimated llut witb the ties all In position, the trackiaylng can easily progress at the rate of two and one-half
miles a day. Within ten days trackiaylng will be resumed andtt U anticipated
that there will be no further ik-lay jn
ibe work.
A Wrecked Trestle.
News has ruach*.U here of a serious
accident caused by the heavy trestle
over St. Marjl liver near l.elhbrldge
collapsing abont two weeks ago. A
strong wind was blowing and while a
number of men were working upon lhe
bridge a portion of the structure gave
way, throwing several of them to the
ground a distance of flfiy or sixty feet.
The injured were quickly conveyed to a
car and brought to the Lethbrldge hospital, where every attention was given
to relieve their suffering, but three of
the men died shortly after tbey reached
town.
The names of the dead are, Duncan
Ferguson, Renfrew; Jacob Thompson,
Uevelstoke; A. Boulanger (or Hicux),
(Quebec. The Injured are, Uory Camp
bell, Glengary; AudrewNordland, Led
bridge] John Itreslan, Montreal; James
Kenny, Kim vale: Thos. McBlrney, Rev
elttoke; Sydney Itlackstcck,
The trestle, over 900 feet lorg, collapsed like a pack of cards and without
warning, The workmen employed on
the upper portion of the sliuctiite
jumped to the adjoining bank, but ol
those below none escaped without Injury. 	
Railroad Notes.
It Is reported here that Dr. Cordon
has been retired.
The work of grading Is progressing
rapidly through the city limits.
Contractor Macleod has taken another contract of three miles north of his
present contract, and will be ready to
begin operations on his new work next
month,
Winnipeg Free Press; Commissioner
Hamilton, of the C. I*. Ii. land department, has returned from a trip to tbe
Bermuda Islands, accompanied by Mrs.
Hamilton. . .. There are 500 men employed In the C P. It. workshops at
present, the largest number lo the his
tory of the company's operations In the
west. The payroll for last March was
over Sao,uuo, Tbe prospects are very
bright for the continuation of the heavy
work all year.
The C. P. It. will not build their permanent workshops at Revelstoke ai
present, but will take down the old
supply store and other buildings at
Donald and move tbe lumber to Uevel-
stoke where It will be used In the erection of temporary shops, Into which the
plant of the Donald shops will be moved
pendirg the erection at Uevelstoke ot
flrst class shops, and there being lined
up with the best and most modern machinery.
lethbrldge News: A great number
of accidents have occurred during the
building of the bridges and trestles
leading to tbe crossing of St. Marys
river on the (Crows Nest line, and hardly a day passes but what we bear of
some accident more or less serious. Ou
Sunday last Mr. Chas. Savevy, who was
driving a team for the Hyssop Bros.,
bad a leg broken by one of the timbers
which be was hauling, rolling against
bim. He was brought Into lown and is
now in the Gait hospital. Another
man was brought in the same day, his
leg being broken In a somewhat similar
manner. We also heard of two others
who fell off the bridge, one alighting on
hla head and crushing hte skull, while
the other bad bis back broken. Tbey
were taken to Macleod hospital.
JUD0e~DU0ASr PROMOTION.
He Has Been Appointed Judge ol the Supreme Court of tbe N. W. Territories.
From tlm Wardner International,
Judge Dugas. member of the city
court of Montreal, ban accepted the offer of tbe position of judge of tbe supreme court of the Northwest Territories with civil and miliary jurisdiction
over Klondike. It Is expected tbat hts
honor will leave Montreal In the course
of a few weeks.
Judge Dugas was a member of the
commission appointed to Investigate
tbe charges against the managers of
construction of the Crows Nest Pass
railway, and acting In that capacity,
visited Wardner a few weeks ago.
FOUNU   NOT   UUIL.TY.
Henry Bernard Declared Innocent By Mag.
Istrate Armstrong.
From tin* Wnrdner luteruitlounl—■
Last Saturday evening there was a
battle royal at tbe Crows Neat hotel at
Kill HI ver Crossing, owned by Henry
Bernard, George Hood and Dennis
Tagney, two men employed on lhe road,
engaged in a d'spute with Bernard In
the bar room of tbe hotel. The diipute
soon resulted in a free-for-all fight, during which, according to trie evidence,
Bernard was handled pretty roughly.
With clubs the men attacked him, and
as he repeated from the room, he commenced a fusllade with a Colts revolver
that be bad secured behind the bar.
As a result of the scrimmage, Bernard
was badly cut up about the head and
face, while Hood bad the little linger
of bis right hand shattered by a bullet
and bis right hip grazed by a second
ball. Tagney received a wound ou the
head, caused either by a bullet or a
blow fiom the revolver. All the parlies were placed under arrest by Constable Maul-Cole, and word sent for Magistrate Armstrong, Charges were preferred br Bernard against the men for
assault, and counter charges against
Bernard for shooting with Intent to do
•jeillly harm. The men were tried tlrst
and lined 8!. and costs, Bernard's trial
tasted the better part of two days, Attorney Koss, of Fjrt Steele, appearing
for the defendant. The evidence, to a
certain extent, was conflicting, and the
fetllug against Bernard among a certain element, was very strong. Yet the
evidence adduced, showed tbat he acted
In self defense, and be was dt-clared Innocent of the charges preferred.
Mr. Itoss has received many compliments on lhe aiiccest-fut Issue of the
trill, which he demnrves for tbe masterful manner lu watch l.e bandied tbe
£110,
GENERAL MINING NEWS,
Prom bho Warduer International—
The mm In the llJo has como at last.
The Klondike boom li'in broken, notwithstanding the strenuous efforts
made by the coast cities and the trans
pot'lallon companies. Hundreds ami
thousands, who were ready io aacrltico
all, and take their chances lu the [rotten
north, have heard from the ad vane:
guard aud experienced thereby a gleam
of sanity. They have changed their
minds, and the ships that weie leaving
the coast cities loaded to the guards a
few weeks ago, are now weighing
anchor with comparatively few passei-
gers. The goose lhat was laying tne
golden eggs for the transportation and
outlining campanlcs has suffered a relapse. In other words, the people have
come to their sober sense.-., and lohtead
of Investing from 81000 to SStWl) In the
necessary outfits for a trip Into the
Klondike country, where health aud
comfort Is unknown, and vast fortunes
are like the mirage of ihe desert, ihey
have concluded to look elsewhere for
opportunities to Invent or work In a
mineral country. Many of the people,
who have been fully aroused as to the
opportunities afforded hy legitimate
mining, will cotm to BdtUh Columbia
They know that here there Is ample re
ward for labor and intelligence In that
line, and throughout this proviso, rich
beyond compare hi precious metals, no
part surpasses th., Kootenays. V.'es'
Kootenay has alreidy become famous
as a vast dividend paying territory, and
now Kast Koolcnay promises to
equal the fame of her sister district, If
she does uot surpass it.
This Is both a poor mon'* country and
a rich man's an well. Many shlppus
will be In operation this year, and many
prospects will develops into mines br-
fore the close of the season, ,Tatn
there are vast tracts of mineral lands
that have never been prospected, where
lies un'old treasures waiting far man
to claim. The Koitenays Is the earning
country. It wilt *oon be known as the
best and greatest mining country lu tb
world.i' Aud the end will show that the
Klondike boom has really been a bene
dt to the Kootenavs.
KOOTENAY   KERNELS.
Artistic Job Work*<M<£
::::: Of Every Description at :::::
(iathvred   From   the  Valleys   of  the   East
and West Divisions.
The SUveuonl.n has evidently been
overawed by tlie Denver Ledge. The
Sllverionlju Is piufuse with apologies
these days,
A gold coma. I sinner has been ap
pointed la the Aim-worth mining division with heai'ijtiaiu rs at Kaslo,
Dave Kb g, formerly of Cedar Uaplds,
Iowa, but now editor and publisher of
tbe Kaslo Kootenaiin, Is evidently preparing to declare war upou the United
States If Spain falls to do so. The gentleman Is an earnest advocate for the
principle of Canada for Canadians at .J-,
Kaslo for King, anl In his utterances
against lhe United Slates none can be
found who Is as bluer and u icomprom-
Mug as himself. Anything to keep tbe
name ot King before the public seems
to be the motto of the Kooienalan,
The British Columbia Gazette publish*
es a by-law of the city of Sandon making il unlawful for any boy or girl under six* ecu years of age to be on the
public highways nr in auy pub'le place
between the hours of >.i p.m. and il a.m,
unless accompanied by a i a ent or
guardian,
Nelson has been designated an the location for tbe hnd registry (>nl:e for
West Kootenay.
West Kootenay will receive 8(58 000 In
the way of public appropriations.
West Kootenay has been allotted
three extra gold commissioners, with
headquarters at Rossland. New Denver
and Duncan Like,
A school of mines has been opened
at Kossland.
The Movie Leader plant has been Installed. J 1-'. Smyth Is In charge. As
yet, be has given no reason why he
spells his uame with a "y,"
The Kuikonook Searchlight speaks of
one of Its citizens as pushes-dug business
"tack." That Is all right If he keeps
off of the business end of thai tack.
ITEMS   OP   INTEREST.
Accordll g to tbe report of the minister of mines, there are employed In the
collieries of British Columbia 8-119 men
and boys. Of this number, 1717 are
whites, 435 Cliine-e, 80 Japanese and
1(11 boys. The average wages for
whites Is 8- ISO to git per day, for
Chinese £l to $1.-.'."•> boys£| to 83 The
total output of coal  (or the year 1807
as .si*-.','in;, tons,
The new Can id Ian postage stamp
possesses a peculiarity lhat te sum -what
neat and rcmaikablc. The Qu ten's
head, which forms the design on the
face Ot the stamp, becomes the head of
a typical Arab or O.lenial chief, if
turned upside down. It al-o possesses
another peculiarity. If yon do not look
closely before affixing It to a letter you
will have it upside down nine times out
of ten. The design Is too obscure.—Kx-
change,
In tbe death notice of an lufaut, published iu a South African newspaper,
the parents of the dt ceased child tendered their hearty thank, to tlie doctor
for the brevity of hts bill; to one neighbor for the loan of clean sheets; to a
second for runnloc for the iloclur, and
to a third for recom nending the tue of
a mustard plaster. Tne bereaved parents evidently regard Ingratitude as
the blackest uf sins.
Canada's ablest living writer on military science Is Mr. J. Robson Cameron.
of the Hamilton Spectator, who pa hied
his vast knowledge of the sirau-gy of
modern warfare while he was carrying
bay to Sir darnel Wolseley', horse lu
the early seventies— Toronto Telegram. |
■^M^The Herald Office
HOPE'S  PROMISE.
While the life of a man    .
Movettl smoothly alOJlff.    '
And his waika lie apart
Frum the Borrowing throng,
Ho may coolly decry
Faith's "unreasoning prayer"
Ami assert, with a calm,
Phlloqophloul air.
That the grave Is the sum
tn humanity's Balm—
Thu reproach und reward
For Ita pleasures and pains;
But Philosophy nc-os
Prom the preaonco of Woo
Like un ally abashed
in the face Of Ihe (06.
O, parent wliOBfl eyes
Dc-athosa longing revealed
In that Blanco en- )>y Death
They were silently sealed;
O,  babO lhat has i-ussed
To tin- Presenco abovo,
Art thou gone fur all lime
From the pressure of love?
And thou who wast mom
Than all mortuls else dear,
Art thou lost to the suul
That was em-wiih ttieohere?
Ah! 'tis falso; so-'hiKt-i tnrn
From the lowly that grieve.
Rut the Father sends nope
Unto them that believe
And their hearts In the yean
They thereaftnr abide
Are  the sweeter because
Of i !.>■>■•'!! promise inside.
-Frank Putnam, In Chicago Times-Herald.
A   STREET CHARACTER.
"Doc" Home walked into the Alfalfa
European hotel feeling as if be were
ii returned Kip Van Winkle.
He bail been away from Chicago only
two months, ami the streets seemed unfamiliar and changed ns lu* eame into
the Alfalfa neighborhood. At one corner- where a four-story building bad
stood there waa now a muddy exenvo*
tion. Tbe hotel front, too, seemed different. There was .something missing
or something added, he couldn't tell
which. Perhaps the explanation was
that he now looked at the old building
with .1 refreshed interest.
Thore were two strangers seated in
the office, but they lowered their papers and studied "Doc" as if he were a
stranger.
As usual, there was no one behind the
desk. The Alfalfa hotel usually took
cure of itself—the patrons taking the
keys from the pigeon-holes, sotting
down "calls" on the state and hunting
for mail out of the assortment left by
tho postman.
"Doc" put bla new tnn-eolored valise
on tho floor und removed hts new black
derby, bnt with the swathe of crape
around It,
The day was damp nnd mupcy. and
"Doe's" bold frontal was dewy with perspiration.
"Anybody nt home?" he asked.
The strangers did not condescend to
reply, nnd "Doe" felt more than over
like n Rip Van Winkle.
"Well, if it ain't'Doe!'"
It wns the lightning dentist. He
flapped "Doe" on the shoulder with n
familiarity which would not have been
pardoned under other circumstances.
"Yes, my boy, back again—back to
the old home."
"I'm mighty glnd to see you. All the
boys have been asking about you."
"They're nil here, I suppose?"
"No, haven't you heard? Why, sny,
'Doc,* this has seemed like a different
pluee since you wont nway. Let's ait
down."
They sat on the side of the office
where a dim daylight fell from the
street windows, and the lightning dentist gave "Doc" n long, pale cigar with
a red and gold label around it.
"Vou beard about tlie banjo man,
didn't you?" asked the dentist.
"I haven't heard a word. I've been
very busy settling the uiTairs of my sis-'
tor's estate. I hud a lawyer am) au accountant to help me* but nil the responsibility practically rested on me."
"We heard ubout your sister's death.
Was it unexpected?"
"Well, you go ahead nnd tell me what's
happened ben* und I'll give my story
later."
"Vou know tbe banjo player?"
"Tbe one who wrote songs ?"
"Yes.   Well, he's married—married
the week after you went away, She's
un actress, and they went on the stage
together, He con sing some and play
the banjo, and they any she's quite a
iliinecr. They act at these continuous
houses."
"Well, well. Is our other friend drinking us hard as ever?"
"Who, the lush? Well, sir, he's trying hts hardest to quit. Then1 waa
three dnys Inst week that tic didn't drink
auy t li ing but ginger and so me iu'w cider
they've got in at the bur. Then one
night begot with some fellow, who was
here buying a stock of goods, ami lie
got uu iiwful skate."
"Too buil, too bul, A man of good in-
Htiuets, yes, sir.   It's too bad."
"The real estate fellow Is out on the
road, advertising a cough medicine, or
something like that. There wasn't anything tlolng In his line here. I th'lnklio
owes the house a little inowy,"
"Docs the drummer ever come in any
more?"
"Yea; he's been here twice—a dny or
two at a time. But we've got twonew
oncs, 'Doe,' a bicycle man and a book
agent. You want Ui look out, 'Doe.'
That bicycle man will sell you a wheel
before he's known you an hour,"
"I don't think so. I huve a friend In
the manufacturing business who has
offered to make me a present of the
finest wheel that's manufactured."
"Do v<m think you could learn to ride,
'Doe?'"
"Doe" chuckled nml rubbed the nsb
from bis eigar against the arm of the
chair,
"You weren't out here that evening
hint stimnier when some of the boys
(lured me to try to ride n wheel? I forgot who nil were there, but I turned the
laugh. I jumped on that wheel, rode
down the street, turned around and
came back without a wobble."
"Why, wben did you learn?"
"Learn! I never touched a bicycle
until tbu; day. I Buppose it came easy
to me, because I'm naturally eool-
bendeil, mid then 1 learned to preserve
my equilibrium when I was walking the
tight rope."
"Why, 1 never knew that you walked
the tight rope."
"Well, 1 never did follow it tor any
length of time, hut 1 used to practice
it a gootl deal in a gymnasium at Cincinnati. That was about Uie lime I
wi.it out wilh the circus. Vou'vchcurd
of Utondln, the great rope-wnlkor?"
"I  believe I have -yes."
"Why, you know, the fellow who
walked a ttglitroponcroaa Niagara fulls
wiih a mail riding ou his backV"
"Oh, yes; certainly."
The lightning ileiilisl espeeled that
"Doe'' Would claim to Ire (lie n .ill who
rodoon 111 ond I n's bnck, but In- lidn'i.
"Well, om- day llbniiliu was tu Cincinnati, and In- eutiie dun n in the gymnasium ami watched me practice, i
didn't know who he was until I came
down Off the rope, aud then BOlUOOftllC
boys Introduced bim to me. He aald to
me: 'Home, if you keep at it and practice, you'll make a better rope-walker
than I nm.' Well, I laughed, nml, of
course, I appreciated tho compliment,
but l wasn't thinking of walking ropes
in those dnys. That was the time I
was Interested with some eastern capitalists In establishing a southern
branch for a big implement Inctory,
If [ remember correctly I cleared up
about ten thousand on tbut ileal."
"Why don't you try some time uow
to see if you con walk a rope?" asked
the dentist.
"Ob, I haven't thought of It for years.
1 BUpirose my feet are tender, too. When
I ubliI to work in those thin gymnasium shoes the soles of my feet were
no hard you couldn't drive a tack in
them."
"Doc" smiled rcminiscently, and the
dentist, who did not wish tn tax "Doe's"
powers on the very Ilrst dny, changed
the topic of conversation,
"So you lost your sister?" snid he.
"Yes; poor Louise. I hadn't seen
her very often in lute years, but. when
she. was 80 years old she wub admitted
to lx* the most beautiful girl In eastern
Otiio. She was a very well-preserved
woman up to a few months ago, when
her health began to fall. I didn't tell
you, did I, tlmt she left some of her
property to mc?"
"No, 'Doc,'you didn't; but I am glad
to hear it."
"She wus a widow, luul no children,
and she left ber property to lie divided
between my brother. Col, Mortimer
Home, of Palermo, and me. Did you
ever hear of Col. Home?"
"I—believe I liave."
file's a. very prominent member of the
bar in Ohio. It is supposed that Mort
gave Oen, tlrant the outline of the
Vicksburg campaign. I have a cllpplug
somewhere in my trunk in which he
tells about it. Wonderfully Interesting
man, Mori Is."
"Did the estate amount to much'.'"
asked tho dentist, who eould not conceal his curiosity.
"We can't tell yet, until we get matters .straightened out. Most of the
property la in land and lots. My share
may amount to—oh, I don't know—$12,-
01)0, may be $15,000."
"Well, great Scott t 'Doe,' let mc congratulate you. That's a great piek-up,"
and the lightning dentist beamed as he
shook "Doe's" hand,
"Yes, thnt helps," said "Doc,"
thoughtfully, ns he lingered his tuft of
ehiu whiskers. "Still, it doesn't look
so big to a man who bus been accustomed to dealing with large sums all
his life, lt isn't much compared to
what I made on thnt C. II. A D, dealt yet,
nt the present juncture, as I suy, it
helps."
The lightning dentist knew that for
two years "Doe" bad been living from
hand to mouth, relying on a "snap" job
In the city hall. Therefore the picture
of "Doe" holding$15,000 between thumb
and forefinger uud smiling at it indifferently wus by far the most picturesque performance ever given by the
remarkable old gentleman.
"I suppose you'll go back there anil
settle down?" ventured the dentist.
"Xo, sir! Xo, I'll do nothing of tbe
kind, I've got a cousin down there who
offered to give me one whole cud of his
house, but I couldn't stand it. It wns
too quiet, They weut to bed nt sundown and got up in tbe middle ol the
night. The street, ears ran two miles
apart, and when I'd look down tin-
street I'd see about four people,   I'll
toll you I got uneasy bofore I left,   f
wanted to te\ back Among you laws,
where I could sec people passing in
front uiul bear an elevated train once in
awhile. May be, when I'm iitder, I'll
want to go out on a side street in a
country town and sit-down anil vegetate, but up lo 1 his lime I'm as mueh Of
n city man as I over wan, No, sir; you
can't got rid of uie. I'm here to stay."—
Chicago lie-cord,
I i'-lii-Iliitr I'hi I ox ii |-ti r.
A girl's idea of a pretty wedding dress
Is one that cannot possibly lie of any uso
to a woman after she bus murrted,
If we had lo wait until a woimiu lifted
her veil in order to kiss her we would
lose all appetite and wouldn't kins her
at all.
When people talk gossip ntn church
society mooting they do it with many
exclamations of pity and regret, but
tbey talk it, just the same.
Times hnve changed. A few years
nj-o, when a mnn Knt up nnd talked
polities bis women folks looked ntench
other as much ns to say: "Isn't he
smart?" Now when be talks politics
tbey Interrupt and contradict him and
talk polities themselves.
The greatest man in the world is the
plain, plug man, who pays his debts,
supports his family fairly well and
never does anything romarkablo, Theso
remarkable men, who nro thoroughbreds for n time and then rob all their
fl lends,  nre  to be avoided.—Atchison
Globe.
PREB   MINERS,
Their liinius nml Responsibilities Under ibe
Mliiiii" Laws ol British Culumbla.
AnypmnnonriayKnn of eg*, nr any
■.iit.i.Muik cumpany, nr bin-tgn company,
ni-i.v l.i-i>iiiiie ii f iniii,.|- |u. .uiviiiir. $,*, n.
any KolilciiuimlHHtiiiur or ini-im-l m-order
und obtaining n iiiU1lontP(-*ooi| 'or nne tnar,
A five miner may obtain n uow cordfleoto
toroneltfrl on payingf I.
A (neminor'svertlllrato is not lnim.[Tni-
Any poinon nrroatpiiny worVlngfl niineiiil
el.iilii.   Mil  ns   |l"il Htilulfl  null,ml   ]j,.,.IIM1.
uuvv be ttiiml $25. Mm.* heenniB MiiistutH
iififi-n-uHii -j-i-uiil lias la-en IbhuihJ.
Should co owner (All to on, up hlaftro miner a cmltoil* tlio Iut mom guui in Ids cu-uwn-
era pro rata nccutdtng to tlielr former tiib*r.
1*1 H.
A hbnri'lmltlnr in a Joint Block coinimny
need nol ln< ii rii'U mini r.
A fnii miner mny nit timber ou rrown
A free miner mny kill g for Ids own aw
at nil Hi'nuuiN
A fi-iit minor may ntilabi llvo new milmii ■
upon nrunit 1 uu fiu-ni nFiummio
A elnfm may l-nlit-M U  vk.ii li.-,, iir lii-
wiii I, lii-lngilumj iii tliu mlimol liiiiiiliv.l
TaiiiliiiHiH on I'.ii'li mining divmion, nol
nil tlio mime vi' 'Imlo, limy   |hi Ii. 1,1. nml
inurt'tiH i  tim hi  rein il held U*
pili.lmr.ii-.
Ijwlmdiprnvt-wl in hiiniclamiiy liolnldll
ivrindi-dii. IfldnyH.
A tne miner mn.v <m pnyi I idfr-tlt), in
lieu ot i'\|i<>iidiiiii>iiii.'i'iitii, iibtalli ii.ro.iii
Km til
Any miner mny, nl llm illm-roltrui of Mm
- muni-Hi ■(>, ulriulli ii  H.ili-r   rit-l.l   i.n- n
id:
.\..iini.-.((.,..,i nny nilurrnl rlniiu nrlnlnr
iwl   kIi.iII I i,lmivuliln iiuUr, ii, ivrtibiir,
Nliined iiml ier	
No miii.-i-1 Imi] hllffnr from nny net ol ami*
nil.n tirriimmlHi-lnli, urdelnyauli llm pan ut
llii'liov.'iiii'hjil iifllelalH.
Mo Hid III..- i»|im i,.l,.niti..nduiiim
Iiml Iiln I'Kanl holder, nm- wil Iiln 111 luniitln*
nfler IiIh ili'tilli, nnd an |-y imruiliwl I gold
A lillliornl eltilin  at  lm rtcnnlnl within
ir-dajHiillii'liiviilmtl.U-Ailhhi lu milt* ,,l
«itll.-.' nl nnmim nmitdtv, Une nd.tin,.mil
liny Ih hIIiiwhI fur every mtdltii-lu.l In mil.*
or fraction thiiiwif.
ANXIAl,   labor.
Work on eneli mitiiuir.-liiiiii to lhe value of
$lnii umi-,1 ti'.li.ii.-i-iii-hicni-fri in dnliiiif record of miinml claim, Alll.lavii Hindu hy
llio holder, ni- his .iL-.nl, Hi'lting •>,it i. d.'
initodgiabiiii-ni nl tlm wink dune iiiuhI te-
flii-d wiih thi> gi-lihni iKxlnnor or iiinhis
riH'onler,andi tillitntu nl«oikobtnl I,
ami recorded Mi.iv tin- expiration uf pm-h
year from i lm ilnie nl record of eni-l claim
A bi-tnnhmr linldlni! adjoining eluuiip, uiiiv
Milij.-il in IIIIeg;nutlet*ul ha intmninii wilh
tn.' unld I'omiiibtilant'r or mtiiliiv rmndi-r
perform on uny one ur mure ol*iti:li clnlniK,
till the work ht'iiheil lo .'initlij l.lm to a ,,-,
liliuiie nf work ful' eneli claim. The annul
proviHtnu »ppllea i<> tno nr mora frw minora
holding 'ii'joi'iiiigi'lilitnB in ptirtncridlip. In
Hen nftibuvii w.,rk llm miner must pny ftUO
nnd B«t ri loipl mnl r. enrd I lie Mime
HOW    Tu    l.iir.iTi;    a    Mim
Tlmni'mtiglawn >.f hriii-li roliimt.m nre
d.'smiii'il lu nfi'iiiil  lhe ill mi thi pruli-i-ti.ui lu
miner*, and nlao to uffoid every em nip-
ment tn prtwppi'toiH to open up nnd lui-ate
mineral prnpeiilea, Timp ufpector whti Iihh
I'linml nilliPttd in p'acH iiiimimiirkl.il, i-ltilm
by two luual pm-iu, etn-li four Inclna m-untu
-uul mil lefldllian fmirft-Hl iihnve Mm irruiiml.
These prints me mm il 1 mid il
A 1< irnl pi-hi iinn-kul ,,.liNi-nv.'i.vpuxt"inm-l
nlso lit-phi.-.-d nil ill-Imle ulit't.' it   HOH dlH-
"omwl.
On Nu. 1 in ist iini-t li,, in< Hriiten:
1    Ini.iiil ,,.,,..
■J   Nitine nf claim.
;t   .Nam  nf locator,
I    imienf Ihelunilii.ll.
".   Apprnxtinatu iH'iirlng or No,'-' post.
0 UiigMnuidtirt-niltl diilin,
7   Nn tiiliernf feel Inllioilght and nu in Iin.I
foot to the Ml nf Im-llllOI! line.
On Nu. 2 poal milHl he mill, n-
1 Num.' uf I'lallil,
L>   NtiniB nf loealnr,
a   llnlenMimHllnu.
The line from Nil. 1 tu No. 3 must lm ■!*■
ItneUy marki'd hv IdnElng trii-u or plantliiir
poifa.
I .-iiiotiH nmdi'iiii Bnndnv or piddle lioll-
.lays are imi fur tlmt leiuon Invalid.
OFFICIAL DIRECTORY.
Southern Eaat Kiotenny.
Qnld f.'ommliwioner—J, !■'. ArniBlrong, Fort
Steele.
Minim.' Itwnwlor-P. M. I-Mwni-.N, Ft. Rtecle.
CilHtuii.h IllfllMH'tillH—rilllH Chirk. Kuil.SI.N-l,.;
It. I' (iuiduii, Watiliiei- nml Crown NfBl
l.iiiidiaj;.
—Thoro never yet was an architect
on earth who planned a  house  Unit J
didn't cost more than llie estimate      j
Dominion Cabinet Ministers.
CAl'ITAl.-OlTAvVA.
According to Prcecth-nee—Ministry farmed
1.1th .Inly. 1800,
The Hon, w*i[ id Ullrich, President of the
Privy Council Premier,
Tlio Hon. Sir Itlelmnl ,l. O-rtwrlplit, K. C
M (I., Minister nl Trmloniid Commerce.
The II.m. Itlcliant tf. S  -i.r.lnrv Slut.'
The llun. sir Oliver Unwut, K. U. M.U..
Miiiis'ei-nf Justice.
Tlm linn. LoiiIh Henry Duvls, Htlilalor ol
Miniiieaiid l-'inheti.*.
Tin- Hon,  Cr.il Uni. Uord.n, Minister of
Militia ami |)afence,
The Hon. Win, Mil lock, Postmaster Qeneral.
The Hon.fl.vibievA.PiHlier.Min.ARrlculliire.
Th.- Mini. .liiM'iih 1 Tnrte. Miu. I'nli. m nrka
The Il.m. 1'iliiml It. Dolmll (willmiit pun-
foliu.) '
The Hun. Wm. P, Ffeliling, Hin. .>r Finance,
Tlm Hun. Andrew Q, lth.ii. Mln sterol Hull-
wnyB nml CimiiiIb,
The Mnn. t'lirintuplmr A. Gonirrion, (wiih.mt
portfolio.)
Tlio Hon. Clifton 8111 on, MlnlBb-r of Interior.
Eot in the Cabinet,
The lion. C. Fitupntrlck, Rollcltor Oenernl,
The llun Wm I'-iii-h-un.rmilrull. i fimliiiiis.
The llun  Sir Ileillitl. .lulvdebulliiliieie. h.
I', M   (.'.. (uiilrnllel-uf ll'iliin.l  He V, llim.
(Jlcikuf lIli-Qupeii'Ml'iiv.vCiiiuieiliiiiil IVihi-
1yllnveiliui-..|,r.|,|.|.M1tl,1.. |.:M|iillv.
Ilifilt Comnfisalonvr for Canada,
Tlie Hun. Sir Dnmild Smiih. (1.11, M.Q., 17
Victoria si not, London, H. W.
PruvlnciaMtavcrnmcnt ol II. C.
CAt'ITAlj-rVICTOIIIA.
I.I.-dnvniinr-The Una   UiW llewdliey.
PrlrnLabKvn-biry—0»H M. Illi'lianboii,
Executive Conn> il
Minister nf Pluniiw mid AsrlcuHnro, Hon.
.1   II. Turner, I'icuifer.
Attorney aeiiernl -Him, I) M Cherts,
t'hiel Cn ll 11 ti I fhIo lie 1 ol l.nmlH mnl  tfuilm
Hon. (I  II. WnHin
ProvincialHccf-ctnryami Minht.i ol Mim*
Hun Jain-H linker,
IVemiliMMiM'n il-ibui 0. II.  Pooley.Q
Clerk i.i Comieil-lliin, .lnmrs linker.
LegUletlve Assembly,
Bust Kootenny-11 nn, .In » Hnk.r.
Wv-it Kin.litiiiy, Nnrlli    l. M. K el III',
Bniilli-.l, C. Ilutim,
Deportments-Attorney Otnernl'e OfRee,
Alluitievliem-iiil-llim. V. M     ChcllH. i.  n,
11,'puiy Attorney (leiinrnl—Aitliur 0, Hiiiilli,
Crunii Attorney--(viifiuiit,,)
Provincial Secretnty'a allien.
Ciiiviminl Siciclmy nml Minister ol Mim-H-
iiuii. itaiues linker,
Printing Ibirenti
Queen's Prtnti i- It, \\nlfeiulen.
Trt-sstiry Deportment,
Minister ot I'inniirc nml Auilcultiire—Hon.
,T. II, Turner,
La nth uiul Winks
Chief Commlestntirr— linn (I. It. Mm tin.
Timber fttsptetor.
Inspector— It. .1. Skinner.
Supremo Court,
ltcnif-trnr-II. II T. Driiki*.
Must mn
Curator—J. PhbiiIii,
Lihrary.
Lil.nuiini-- It. K. (losliell,
Potto,
{■'njietiiitcliilelit—V, S. Hufscy.
CommisBion on I'. 0. Money Orders.
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(ireai in .urn anil forelmi coiiulrles, 6c net*M
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It brI hi ration- Pie fi renin on loiiers anil mall
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THE   DREAM   SONG.
Oh, the drip, drip, drip of the rain, the rain,
Th»* drip, drip, drip of the rain;
The sweet, nud nous, tha whole night lowr,
is Bling In my druwsy brain.
in :i dream I rent in the did luniu- nest,
Ami my mothor cornea again
Ah .-unit' site oi'l Willi a men uh m-ft
A-i the drli>, drip, drip uf llm ruin,
Tlm ruin,
Tin; drl|i,drlii, drip uf thu ruin.
Oh, Di.' drip, drip, drt-i of llm ruin, (lie rain,
The drip, .trip, drip or the ralnj
As it woavoi tno wour of th.' song on tho
roof
witii tho warp of the found at tho pane,
Ami  my ilrt-uiii-nlil|i sails with thu l,.i,-py
galas
Thin ripple ih.1 lm uul, bluo mnln,
Whlto 'in- wnvoa, iinft-toHKfd, in my droami
Ull'  lo-,!
.Mid tllO di Ip, drip, drip of lhe rain,
Tha diip.iiriii, ifrlp of tho rain.
(Hi, th.'drip, drip, drip of tho rain, tho rain,
Th.. drip, drip, drip of iiio rain;
tilko tin drowsy croon ofUooo in June
in thu ions uml Hit-- -..iii refrain,
Atul I iinn .ihiiv iiuoiij;ii u golden tmy
liy nm Bhoroa uf my castled BimIii,
\\ lillu my Haiul grows young lu ihu druum-
aong uiiuit
Mid l>u> iltlp, drip, drip or tlm ruin,
Tlio ruin.
The drip, drip, drip of the ruin,
-Nixon Waterman, in u a. w. uuiiotin.
V
[DOWN IN A COAL MINE.
BY  11.  T.   SIISTI ».\,
J.ilm I'lnrton ntul" llinun .Vilnius lived
in tho kiiiuM village uf Kingston, They
were inseparable friends, having been
solum l mates together fur some years,
nnd when, a few months before my
Htory opens, they were both mado
orphans un the suine day by a terrible
accident in the mines, each found u
family depending ou him for support,
-Neither shirked this burden of responsibility! Manfully and well, during the long summer montlis, they
worked hide by side iu the gloomy caverns of the earth.
One bright day in the latter part of
April, an incident occurred whioh
neither of the two friends will be likely
to forget, though they live to be eeiitc-
nariajis.
A new shaft, some 70 feet in depth,
had been sunk during the preceding
summer, and a great many miners-
John liar ton and Hiram Adams among
tho number—were still employed in
making excavations.
Blasting by powder is by no means unusual in mines; or, in fuet, in any work
requiring the .speedy removal of masses
of earth, und rook,
v On this particular occasion ft blast of
more than ordinary proportions hud
been prepared, ouly a few yards from
the bottom of the shaft.
To the barrels of powder was attached a fuse, by means of which it
would be fired when the proper time
arrived.
The miners in the groups were drawn
up to tlio sunlight above, until only a
few remained in the dusky, half-illumined recesses underground.
John Burton had been tho first to volunteer, and, therefore, was appointed
as the person whose duty it would be
tu ignite the slow match.
"Let me take your place," Ilirnm
pleaded. "Think of your mother and
si'.ler, if any accident should happen,
John, you know it is dangerous."
"Yes; and I think that a very good
reason why 1 should pot let yon take my
place."
"Then let mc stay with yon," Ilirnm
urged, an expression of anxiety on his
countenance, a* he thought of his
friend's peril,
"A vei-y sensible Ideal" John r\-
clalmcd, laughingly, "If you stay witli
me, the danger will be Increased, bo*
cause the bucket will go up more slowly With two than with on.\    Now, nn
more arguments,   Vou know how ob-
situate    1   (tin,   and--    Hello!    That's
tho signal! Good-by, old fellow! I'll
be with yuii up above in a few ino*
incuts."
"ItrinrnibtM", John; bo careful," were
Ilinuu's last words, ns he nnd tlio few
remaining miners ascended In the
bucket, leaving John Darfon fur below,
every inslunl growing more indistinct,
111111'! only ihe light iu Mahal could be
distinguished glimmering faintly in the
darkness,
Soon oven (hut dimpi-emed, nml Hiram Adams, looking Vttry, anxious uml
discontented, found himself in tho
glaring BunaUlilo. nud btepped ont of
Die bucket *>n terra llrimi.
lie was Iwwndorod by the Hidden
transition frqm gloom to light. Then
hin oyos ivstcil on the pale, agitated
fuee Of pretty Annie Unrton, w ho hud
brought Iter brother's midday lunch, us
usual,
lie \ient 0V6T to llOT and H|>oke reus*
ittvlngly, and trlotl to oonvlnoo   her
thnt   thciv WW no i-iiiiw' for uliinn.
"Thev have lowered the bucket," lie
Mill, presently.   "Wnloh, ami you will
see the lope jerk twice, llm signal from
John Mint it is ready to bo drawn up."
The girl eiuleiiviire.l to lm culm, but
Sh0 trembled violently.
.\u I mlcd nt to fear, a strange feol"
Ing of appi'i-hi'iimou, weighed on Hiram's heart,
The group of swurthy-visnged
minora, who were chatting with wives
ntul Bwco I hearts around the opening ot
the shaft, suddenly grew silent.
It was a moment of suspense for the
boy in the gloomy caverns, 70 feet under
ground, was then engaged in lighting
the slow match.
Tito men who were to turn the crank
grasped the bundles firmly, and no
oue s|X)ke.
"Ah!"
It was with a sigh of relief that Annie Barton,  Hiram Adams and every I
person In the crowd saw the rope jerked j
will, when they heard a dull, muffled
sound, the rope slackened, und—
"Oli, heavens."
Annie Barton started forward, her
face blanched and a look of horror glazing her wldO-opCU eyes.
Hiram Adams Btnggorcd as though
shot.    Then n man spoke:
"The bucket has capsized—-struck the
partition.    The boy tuts fallen out!"
Women fall)ted, strong nun greu|
weak atul shuddered, us they thought
of the explosion that was now ex-
■n'l'ted every moment.
The SUSpOtlSO WUS terrible. A boy,
I perhaps mangled and helpless, whs lying nl the bottom of tho shaft, uml the
fuse was burning slowly toward the
mass of powder.
"Courage, Annie!    I'll save him!"
It. was llinun Alliums who sfNike.    In
a second he had regained his presence
of mind, uml now, running his arm
through the loop of a lantern, he leaped
over the box which surrounded the
opening of ihe shaft, crying to the terror-stricken mincrsi
"Hold tight till I reatoh tho bucket,
then lower me like lightning to   the,
bottom!"
He grasped tlie rope, twined his legs
around it, then slid downward. The
rough r.)|M- cut his hands, but he did
not feel the pain.
Down, down, like a flash he descended through the darkness—down to his
helpless friend and to the match which
was slowly but surely burning ita way
toward the powder.
Thank heaven! He has reached the
bucket! Anot he, instant he has
reached the bottom of the shaft! In he
too late? It is time for the explosion-
hush !
A cold jH-rspiration broke out on
every brow. There was an awful silence down below and silence up above.
Annie Burton tried to pray.
The agony of suspense was terrible.
Men could hear each other's hearts beat
iu the awful stillness. Would the end
never come?
How- was it wilh Hiram Adams?
As he readied tlie bottom, one glance
told him all, His friend was stunned
anil senseless.
He leaped from the bucket, and the
light of the lantern showed him the
pluee where the fusee bad been laid.
The glimmering   little   line of fire
was within an inch of the train of powder!
Another second and there would be a
Hash, nn explosion louder than thunder,
und then the. walls round about would
be shattered Into a thousand fragments.
Oue little inch of the fusee stood Imv
tween two human beings und u fright*
ful death.
With a cry the boy sprang forward.
He pressed his smarting hands uponths
Inst particle of the burning match, and
ho lay there for a moment with clenched
teeth and suspended breath. Theu he
arose. i
Huzza! The fusee was extinguished,
amid he and his friend were safe.
He lifted the Insensible form of John
Barton into the bucket and gave the signal to lm drawn up.       '
What a thrill of joy mn through every
heart when the watchers In the sunlight
saw that welcome Blgn, How the men
worked at the crank! Bow long the
seconds seemed, while the buckets ascended up, up. up! until a cheer such as
men never before uttered burst from
the assembled miners, when they saw,
rising out of the earth, the figure of
11 Iran) Adams supporting his insensible
friend.
"lie is not dead—only shunned," were
the young hem's first words, when gentle hands relieved bim of hi-.bnrdcti.uiil
men crowded wound him with loud congratulations and women kissed him in
the exuberance of their Joy.
ltut when Ilirnm saw the glad light
I.Mip Into Annie Burton's eves, and tlie
warm. red Hush suffuse lier cheeks—
when he marked the silent U>k of
speechless gratitude she gave him- he
fill moro than rewarded for his net of
heroism In rescuing n friend from death,
The senile! lo my story Isa simpleone,
Besides u broken arm and a tew ugly
bruises, John Barton sustained no serious injuries, and in a few days he was
unci- more himself,
Both he nn.I his friend received lucrative clerkships ta the office ot the com*
pnuy, and a few years later, pretty Annie Barton became the wife of Hiram
Adams,  the preserver of her brother's
life.
And so ii happened thai reit her of the
two friends hnd reason to regret the
fearful peril the;   encountered   when,
on one memorable April dny, ihey were
brought face to face with death down
iu a coal mini'.- -Golden Days.
SOME   PLURALS.
We'll begin with u box, and tin- plural la
boxes.
Hut  the plural uf ox should lj..> uie.ii, nut
axes;
Then une fowl is a goose, t.ut   two   are
culled B0C80,
Yet Uie plural uf mouse should nevor bo
met He.
Yuti may "nil u lone mouse ur u whole w st
uf mice.
inn tlie piur.it uf house is houses,   not
Idea
lt tha plural of mun in always called mi ".
Why shouldn't the piumi of pan bo called
pent
■uw lu tlm plural may be oows *>r
km,
Hut   u  lio
blno.
Ami Die -.Iiiih I of vow Ih
if repeated ia never called
- ver vino,
ir i speak of a foot und you show nn- your
feot,
Ami I give yi.u a boot, wi-uhi u pun be
culled boot?
if une in h tooth, mid u whole set aro teeth.
Why   Mi,,.iiiih.i   the   plural ur booth In-
called booth?
If the HluKulurtJ  tills un.1  the plurul   la
these.
Sltolllll   lhe  plural uf kins ever he  nlok-
iiuute.l 1,1-i.se?
Then UHO may be Ulut und three wuuld he
those.
Vet hut iu tho plural wuuld never be hose,
Ami the pluml uf eat Is cats, notcose.
We sp. ak   uf  a  brother,  uud ulao  of
brethren,
Hut thuutfh wu nay molher, we never any
niultireii:
Then  the iiumcullne, prouuuns aru tie, his
umt him.
Hut  Imagine the feminine she,   shls   und
shim.
So the Knglleh. I think you nil will agreo,
Is tliu ijiji-eleiil lunguugtj yoli ever ii Id Hue.
--c'uiu mon wealth.
THE   PASSION  FLOWER.
I
BY   B.
1»E   LUNA.
An  nlil  llci-onl. .
Sonic of the. antiquities, of this country which Hnd their way Into the museums ure rivaled lu age by a living
creature nt the /.oo. It is au ntllgatotr
terrapin, or Mississippi snapper, whose
l.'.ll pounds of flllbstanco have been af-
comulntctl Inn Itfetlmoof Avocenturtcs
or more. At lenflt, that i.i what the wl-
cnlists calculate, nnd they say thai
there te no reason lo doubt that it was
paddling nround as a Mule turtle iu the
Attasiastppt when Do .Soto flrst gazed
upon the river. The giant terrapin
measures about Ave feot from snout to
tip of toll, cud during it.1; residence at
the Zoo it hoe grown not n particle, It
Is too lazy to move about much, and so
nature has endowed it with special
facilities for catching food. When
hungry It lies fn tbe water with Hp
mouth wide open, and the bright little
red tongue looks so much like, a wonm
that it serves as a bait to attract fish,
on which the terrapin feeds.—Phlladel*
phln Ill-cord.
u\lce- .   ,. „  _    , , —Paloiu-e, Woah,, Is short of wood,
lhe nmtoh had been applied, John 'sj, unprecedented affliction, ami ear
would be with them in a few momenta, ■ ](>a(jH of .timber are being shipped in
and all would hear the muffled, rum- j fmm neighboring'place.i. What never
bling sound of the great explosion in ' before has been known there, coal Is be-
tlm depths of the. earth. | Ulg fei] to „,,. flrM lu „ie p|l (fl
A flush of color roeo to Annie liar-   ]u,, station.
ton's cheek and llinun Adams felt his      f' - —— .
heart beating rapidly and his breath     —Thu ludy manager of one of the  B'VG3 ,l Movant.  She, tkawloredi she,
coming In short gaapa. i leading Insurance companies iu Call- i whose kwwa ho had once begged for.
The men ht the crank worked with a  toroJa receives £8(000ayear, |Ah, well!   Soon it would beovor.Roou
The gardens are tangled, the ruins are
old aud gray, hardly one stone stuudlug
above another. The bells are silent und
covered with moss, liven the gravestones which murk the reatlug-plaecs
of the dead are dull and dark; the
names being almost illegible. All is
quiet, all is and, ull ISidesertcd.Ettve iu
one place, where, climbing ou a broken
areh glows in unwonted luxuriance
the. warm brilliance of the passion
flower. A thing of life amidst thn universal death, a thing of beauty amidst
the desolation. Quivering iu the wind,
burning iu the sunshine, whispering in
the moonlight. It springs from a grave
apart, from all the rest, a grave scarcely
recognizable as Btieh, save for the fallen
stone, upon which can lie faintly traced
one word—a word whicb once drove tbe
city mud, u name which lives in song and
story, the name "Chonita."
The peoplo shake their headsover the
tale even now, and in the soft moonlight evenings the dark-eyed maids
lighlly touching tbeir guitars, sinjr
wiih tender pathos of Chonita. Chonita. ihe wondrous dancer, the beautiful, the guy.
Never were eyes bo dark and tender.
never were lips so red, never was siren
more bewitching. With her dainty feel
she danced into tbe hearts of all who
saw lier. The whole city went mod,
Men died with her name on Uieir lip-*.
Still .she laughed mid danced. Crutl?
Heartless? Yes. lint, till! the most
beautiful thing on earth.
The young maids bated ber, for tJietV
lovers forgot them after one look into
her dark eyes, The mothers cursed her.
for love of her meant death lo tbeir
pons. The prlesta feared her, for. to
them, she was tl»' very Incarnation of
evil; the devil who tempted their dis-
tUples to sin. Yot what cared ChonitaV
Tears, prayers, curses, (dike Ml unheeded on ber rosy ears. One smile
from ber lips und she net at naught
all priestly leocWngs. One glance from
her eves and the teachers themselves
could not resist her.
Dance on little feet! Over the hearts
of men, miywlierc, every when1. In all
of Mexico there te btit one Clionltn, and
life is short! Dance on, dance on. the
waves ore not more light. Soon will
all In- over. The music, the passionate
pleadings, tho cry from a thousand
adoring hearts; "Braval brnvai Chon-
Ua! Chonita!'1 Soon Uie curtain drops,
the lights are out, all Is silent. Not for
thy beauty, thy wondrous grace, tllj
cruelty, do Ihey remember thee. Nol
these the burden of the songs the.lark
lyed maidens sing ah, no, Clionltnl
Tine day there came to the eily    <i
stranger,   "Americano,"   the   people
called llim, mid he wafl tall ami fair and
handsome, He, too, taw Chonita, nud
after one glance ut her radian I beauty,
be, too, loved her. 'Mini was nothing,
Wns she nol ibe Wol of them all?   Hut
the moment that she looked into his
eye.-*, her heart awoke and BOShC learned
what love was,
Night after night she dime* 1. each
lime more wonderfully than the Inst.
Ah! how they loved her, adored her.
Hul Bhe heard no longer their shouts
of praise, she cared not far the lights,
the music, She danced but for his eyes,
hh hue.   Alas, Clionita!
The days pussed quickly—uh, ro
qulcltlyl Then over Uie sunny land
broke the dark storm of wax, Awakened
from their dreams, forgetting hue,
their Idol, ull, SflVO their country, .Mexico's sons responded to her call. At the
first whisper of the coming strife, tin*
stranger, too, hastenedawnyt hlaootin**
try also demanded uid; and wilh llim,
but all unknown u> liim, wentChoulta,
fdf love's sweet sake,
Disguised un bis servant, her lovely
face darkened with dyes, her beautiful
hair cut short, (Ju-ough aJl the |uird
times l hat came a|ie followed him,   Her
little feet that hud danced no merrily
rested In the HtllTUps night niw| day.
Many u time her life stood between him.
Many u time hue |iand, once covered
with jewels, showered upon her by the
passionate pons of her native Uw»d,
turned aside their Hashing swords |est
they should hnrm 1dm.
Naught did si*) cure for peril or privation. All would slwi bear, though
reared like u ■ tender flower.
Only ti) lie near him, to look U|»n him,
ven If till unknown. Only to hear from
Ids   lips   tin' carehiHs pra.it;.• a master
ohe uouhl tell him. Then lie would
know how she loved hint. Then nlw
would be happy. Wait, wait! Alas!
aJasl  Cluniita!
Already, tliough she knew it not.
he hnd forgotti u ber und the days gone
by. Already there luid cropl Into ht-i
heart a lovo moro i nre, more holy, a
maiden of hi., own land luul won him
wiih her gentle ways, Amaidunwhom.
whon Texan should be tree, he would
call his wife,   A maiden with eves mm
bin
> hi
. uii.
t hud i
trodden
loved i'
Chotii
the brief tlm
for a lilUi- i
would hold I
tlie littlo Ih
patient, ii	
cdutely.   Mc hud never renllj
ire;  ah, nol
watelicd him jealously,   In
t; id | race, when the war
an- lulled lis fury, sbe
s hoe e for hours before
iec covi red with   vlncp,
rll lier eyes bunicd.      All
for love's Bweel enlte.   Ah, Chonita, love
is cru.-l!   Many Imvedled otll fortliec!
At last alio saw the uu.i.l. Saw him
linger and kiss lu-r ut the door, while
llio silver moonlight flooded the gar
den, '1 lie days were never the same
nfter lhat. The noisy camp wearied
ber. All, she lunged fur the old olty!
She longed for tin- lights, tlie music
the applause, tlie roses showered al
her feet. .She longed to dunce fiercely
madly; lo dance till her brain should
reel, and she should fall exhausted, unconscious. Patience, Chonita; soon
comes the end.
There came a nigh I of horror. At
In-st the nails were down, and over the
fallen stones poured the Invaders, Into
the thickest of the light sbe followed
lilm. Many times she threw herself
between him and tbe flashing ditntJi.
Many n time hor hand was stained with
the blood of those who had kissed it.
Many a time she forced back the hungry steel that threatened him. Weary
and wounded, ull, ull for him, hoping
thai shot or shell would still licraebin>'
heart. Chonita, Chonita! who would
know theo now',1
Suddenly she Raw In the hands of
her counUymen the maid he hcid hissed,
lie could not reach her, und ihey were
dragging lier away. Chontin's eyes
glowed. If she were gono thu old love
would return. Bhe would kneel at hi-
feet, show* him lier wounds; nh, sutoIj'
then be would remember. The devil
whispered in her heart, and for u moment she listened willingly. Thensht'
saw the anguish on tlie face she loved',
THfc   SONG   OF   THE   GUN.
i-llght,
The furnaco was white with iteel a
When my new-bom spirit i _
In u molten flood nf the war-goii'a Mood,
in a passion uf (Ire ond flame
1 looked o'er tiie deep from tt lofty steep
With u HtroiiB heart full of pride;
Like u Kiiit alone on Ida stately throne
WhOBO Word no man denied.
My thunder spoko from the battle smoke,
When ih. waves ran crimson rod,
And heroes diod hy my iron Hide,
Till iin- foreign footmen iieu,
The sentence of doatll wan In my breath.
And many a hJUi. went down—
Oh, iiu- gun ii lord of tho feeble sword,
And gruutar is his renown.
Now ilm ions grass hides my rusty atdes,
Ami round mo tin- children play;
Hut i dream by nlghl of a last meat finht,
Bro the trump uf the Judement Hay.
por mon must flfthi in tho cauflo of right,
Till tho lime whon war shall cease;
Ami ()i>- Bong of tlie gun will m-'er bedonu.
Till ihe dawn of lasting peace,
—n. v. Tribune.
SHE RODE FOR FUN.
Ill'   WILLIAM   11.   t.VMl JKIV
and with one last despairing look, she
.sprang forward. Fiercely she fought
them back, freeing their captive, She
dragged her to a place of slu lier, and
standing before her defended ber with
tin1 fury of u lioness until help could
reach the in.
Waa it for this ahe hod left Iter home?
Was il for tills she luul followed himV
Waa it for tills she had suffered? lier
eyes were blinded, she grew dizzy, her
strength faltered, Courage; they iut
coming! A dozen hands are on her;
cheery voices eouiuI in her ears; strong
amis sup|K>rt her. Too Intel too late!
Iteyoud tltolr praise or blame she lies
wounded unto death by those wbo
would have died for her! Farewell,
Chonita.!
Little feet, dance no more; thou
must In* quiet now through all eternity. Lips, thou dost not feel the kisses
of anguish which he, knowing all too
lato thy faithfulness, showers upon
thee, Fyes, lliou canst not raise thy
.lurk. Cringed CUrtalnfl to hv the tears
he sheds for thee. Ah, Chonita! low
lies thy head! Never mure will the-
old city ring with thy mime. Never
more will ihv laughing face lure men
to love theo! Yet in the soft moonlight evenings shall be sung the
story of thy love, for thou wort
faithful. Not for thy beauty, thy won-
drotui grace, thy cruelty, do thoy remember thee, but f.»r thy death lor
love's Bweetsakc. Sleep well, Chonita!
Radiant, beautiful as herself, there
grows on the grave of Cluuiiia. tlie passion flower, Never drooping, never
fading, year by yenr it climbs higher
under liu- cloudless skies, "lis the soul
of tbe maiden, which, not pure enough
U> enter Heaven, wus yet, by virtue of
her love and faith, saved from eternal
punishment. The nun und tbe south
wind kiss it lovingly, and Its beauty Is
nnourpnssed. But some day the blossoms will wither and fall io the ground,
Then   will   lhe soul of Chonitu enter
Heaven, and her sins be forgiven her.—
Leslie's Illustrated Monthly- . 4
Dm-lliii; lu HuiiKury.
The. criminal court nt liiidn-Pesth
had to deal with a case of offense
against the dueling laws on the part
of two young engineers, Ignu/ Reiner
nml l<c<> Ltchlblau, who were each sentenced to three days' Imprisonment,
allowance being mndd for "cxtj}nuat|ng
circumstances," The couple had como
lo blows, und, following Uu- fashion if
tho times, they determined lo wipe out
tiie insult !nblond, Relnersenl blcht-
blau a challenge and the seconds arranged  for a duel wilh pistols ou the
moat stringent terms,  The affair did
not come nil', however, for l.iebtblnu
wnited a couple of hours before the appointed time on tlie police superintendent of eighth dhlsloii and gavjKWJn
porintendent calmly Ustc-HK9^ the
"brave champion's" detail^ reportj
and then quietly oliMTVed that he already knew all about the miftier,..")fO'tv
is that?" "Why, simply l*oaW your
opiHineut was here only an slDur niro
wltha similar statement."—I'estlVnplo.
A I'rntty Ten Cloth.
A tea-cloth a yard square is made
from |*u,l.i bluo linen ornamented by
HenuiHwuiei* lace braid In cream' white.
Theso braids are laid on the stamped
design nud sewed down along the
edges,   The. design itself is n wide band
iu conventional figures that extend di-
ngoiuilTj- across the cloth in leaves and
flowers.    Tho samo design Is used in
the   corners,    ISaeh  side  the  band
thero ts appllipie.il a wide ban.! of Torchon lace in a beautifully open pattern. The same lace is used as n frill
round   thci cloth.    The design would
bii pretty for n bedroom stand-oovor if
worked on pale i-Tce.n or canary-colored
linen.—N. Y. Post,
"Mynsmola JlmVue; amulo-sklnnoram I:
The lirst time 1 went courting 1 felt rutbt-r
shy;
I stood undor the rain-spout till I got wet
cloan through—
(Then Sal muck her head out o' the winder an' k:ij*h—
Mini! Como lu out u' lhe ruin.')
Says l-'My old girl, 1 don't caro If I-' "
"Jim," suid I, breaking* iu upon bis
ditty, "what was the yarn you woro
going to tell about tho time you engineered that Knglish hunt Ing- party
through the Hear 1'aw mountains?"
Wo were riding* along the trail, which
stretches Its serpentine length at tho
feet of the eternally grand old Rockies
between Forts McLeoil ami Calgary, Oil
a bright, warm ai'ienioon iu January,
When they have a "chiuook" out there,
Rportlng in its rude, boisterous, yet
withal genial fashion, through the deep
defiles of lhe mountains from over thu
Pacific, with a rumble like Niagara at
u dislauee and a force which makes
you button your coat up tightly tokcup
it from blowing off, tlie snow soon vanishes, even iu midwinter; uml tho thermometer jumps from "10 below" to
"temperate" so suddenly that you wonder if the sun bus not wheeled himself
several degrees out of his normal eour.se
at such a season, or the breath of mi
approaching prnlrle-fire is not fanning
your cheek.
The singer gave the wnd of tobacco
in his jaw u twi.st with Ills tongue uud
aimed an amber jet. ut a "bulldog" on
bis horse's ear before turning upon me
a pair of glistening eyes, with black
points set iu saucers of milk, u short,
Impudent nose uud a rather weak
mouth, round the corners of which
lurked a musing smile. Then, after a
pause, he said:
"Oh, yes. Well, Llttlefleld was the
chief of the outfit, an' he bed his wife
along—tine, spankin' woman, good to
look at. There was another Englishman—a great shot—called Wells, an*
a nigger cook—u big, slasliln' buck, but
with no rno'e sand in him than a pusillanimous jack-rabbit. Lord!—how we
did scare that poor critter! His teetb
used to ehitter like u squirrel's; it's a
wonder he didn't shake 'em out of his
big woolly head. 'Fraidof his own shudder ufter night, an' he'd make one any
time, even if it was pitch dark, he was
so infuii'il black. You might as soon
git this here buzzard-head I'm n-rldln'
to stand on one log as coax t hat nigger
to mosey outside the flare o' the camp-
fire after sundown fer a pail o' water,
TTr fer any other pu'pos', fer the matter o* that. You see, he was a 'pilgrim'
—never been on a lay-out o' this sort
afore, an' he was that blamed tender
u goat would nibble him.
"Hut, I b'lecve, to talk Christian, I
waa purtly re-sponsiblc for his being so
extruy-ordinary skittish. Ile sta'ted,
oncet or twicet, fer water after night to
a crick quite handy, sho'tly after we
went into camp. 1 jest stopped oil 13
puces into the pines nu' let n 'Yee-ow'
or two out o' me,an' Jumbo, he throwed
back hiB ears,an' yelled—tee-rlflic, 1 tell
yen—on' come prancin' up to the camp-
tire—jest techin' high Bpots, you understand—with bis two Bighters btickia'
out like tho knobs on tbe horns of a
ornery freight-ox, shakm* like a sick
cow in north wind, au' deru a pail in
sight.
"After that a Quaker meetln' ner a
cyclone wouldn't, budge bim; an' if you
asked him to put a tree between him nn'
the blazeaf ter dark he'd w*eep like a wolf.
An' that woman! * * * .No—she
didn't laugh none—o-oh, no*ol" Aud
Jim lay buck in his saddle, nnd sent a
peal echoing up among tbe fi-ot-hills
whieh shook the few lingering traces
of -soft snow from the branches of the
spruces.
That Jim was n "mule-skinner" does
not imply that lie was expert at removing hides—In toto. .Simply thnt he
belonged to that select bunch of
frontiersmen whose superlative boast
is that they can drive or ride "anything
that wears hair"—that lie wns [mst-
master in the emft of teamsterlsm.
He adjusted the pistols in  his belt.
gnvo u forward tilt to his broad-rimmed
buckskin bat and a hitch to bis fringed
leather "chaps," and kicked hisblg'jing-
ling Mexican spurs against his cayuse's
flanks before resuming;
"Hut I was n-goln' to tell yeh 'bout
Mis' LITfleld. She was a mighty fine
woman, as I said before, an' well put up
—fond o' out-o'-door sport, un' of ridln'
in pi-rtic'lar. Well, oue bright, warm
niornin' LITfleld an' Wells went oil
bunliu', an' I got orders (I was teamster
an' guide to the outfit, yob know) to
move camp across tho 'Divide'—about
20 mile—in the meantime. So, nfter
breakfast an* the dishes lied been wiped,
we packed up the outfit nn'struck camp;
but it was well on in the day before we
pulled out.
".Now, Mis* LITfleld lied a spankin*
bay boss specially fer her own use, I
liedn't no objections to lier rldin', of
oo'sc—not commonly.   Butyehknowlt
ain't jest nice to be rollin'    down   il
blamed, co'kscrow moitnt'In trail after |
dark, on' gettin' into camp late, r.r.'
hevln' to plant yer tents an' square
things out, out yvr kindlln' an'git yer
water by cat-light, au' wait till nine
o'clock, mebbo, fer yer supper. This
was what happened different times
through Mils' LITfleld. She alters
wanted to 'ride' when we shifted camp,
an' fullered the wagon on her buy boss.
It was unde'stood that when 1 was goin*
too fast or bed got fur in the lead, she
Mould wove her baiujkerehcr', an' I wa.s
to slack up or Btop till she ketched tho
wagon.      So l jest natterly 'lowed
I'd give her a song-an'-daiice, hevin' a
pretty smart day ahead o' meanVantln'
to git into camp early. Consekently, I
fold the nigget-—who rode with me—
not to look back.
"When we sta'ted, of eo'se, the. fust
ten mile  or so was up-htll mostly, an'
1 eoilldll't travel extra fast; so it was
'bout two when wo hit tho summit, nn'
everything bed went lovely. Then W0
lied a littlo 'hand-out,'nnd the descent,
begun.
"I didn't lose no time. The mules
Stepped outgny—iiieu-poppin' the buckskin among "em oncet an' awhile jest to
keep 'em chee'ful an' In good humor;
au* the hill—well, ebain-lighinin' eould
go down—with brlte-bin*. 1 hedn'twent
n p rent ways when I beerd a fur-oft call
—like, a coyote got astray. Jumbo
Shifted kind of uneasy like, ou the seat,
ami BqUinted sideways at me; but 1
was n whlstliu' 'The Gal with the Travail Train,' und didn't see, nor hear
nothin', of co'fio, Pretty soon the nig- ,
ger he couldn't set peaceful an' on- ,
concerned no longer, an' stealcd a look
belli ll'.   Then ho leaned fornird, 'Ui Ills
ban's 'tween his knees, an' chuckled
to bissclf. 1 paid no manner of notice.
Now he screws round again in bis »'nt,
chuckles  an'   twists   a   little   harder.
squints at mo sideways again, and says:
"'She's ii-wavin', Jim.'
" 'Set still, you blamed, black-breast*
ed sand-piper,' says I; 'let 'er wave.'
"lie wus tol'abul quiet fer n. sho't
space—while you might cut B pipe o'
teiliaeker, inobbe. The calls sounded
pretty faint now. Far back up tlie
rocky trail, I could ketch the clear,
sharp riiii; of her hose's hoofs—'pit-c-
pall   pit-e-piit!   plt-e-pat!'— remind In'
mi! soiiiclhiu' o' one o' them gals from
the east down in Benton chassayin' up
an* down tbe room in a new-fangled
war-dance they call the 'Rtishtn'
polkay.'
"Jumbo's head swung nroutid again
on its pivot. He squirmed an' twisted
an' chuckled some more; the fun was
too fast fer his ornery, woolly scalp,
an' he bust out:
'"Dab she waves, Jim. Now—now!
she waves. Dab—dab! she's a wavin".
Xow—now! she's a-waviu', Jim. Now!
she waves. Jim—Jim —Jim — sbe
waves. Jim—she waves—she waves!
—ihe waves!'
"Here he throwed out his wings—
undulatin'-like, and very takin', and
winds up iu a. loud 'Yah! yah I yah!'
—doublln' hisself up nn' contortin' an'
rollin' round on tlie seat till I tbougbt
lie'd drop out o' the wogtn. He was
tho most extropulbuscoon I cversee—
that's right! 1 tried to kick him under
the seat—but fact is, I was a-laughin'
at him till I was uighnon campus Memphis myself.
'"Plt-e-patl Pit-e-pat! Pit-c-pat!'
come from far back iu the distance,
"Xow I tommenoed to pull in my
mules. We were gittin' pretty well
down the slope, on' a few miles more
would fetch us to the camp-ground.
(I bed changed 'The Cal with the
Travail Train' fer 'The tlul I left Be-
bin' Me.') It was still middlin' early
in the afternoon, an* mighty bet. After
awhile I got my team down tou walk,
an' before long I heerd the boss' hoofs
comin' clostcr.
"I turned around an* watched her as
she come up. Say!—I've eat canned
lobsters—but you'd oughter seen that
woman's face! . . . Whoosh!—to
sta't a lire fer the pu'pos' o' toastin'
a baunuek while she wer* round an* that
color lasted, n.s the poet says, 'wer* on-
necessary.' But that wa'n't all, neither.
Sbe wns niad clean through—as a sage
hen wlthn brood o'young'uns; It stuck
out in pints ull over her. Au'yehrould
see where the tears bed left marks on
her cheeks—through the dust; un' her
hair was like a shower-bath on her
shoulders.
" "How could you be so mean, Jim,'
she says,
" 'Well—you see, mum—er—this here
ah—blamed bill Is so   confounded
ornery pu'pendie'lor — uh — I couldn't
hold 'em uji—'pon honor I couldn't!'
"Of eo'se I guess she didn't b'leeve
me hn'dly, but what, could site say.'
We traveled pretty slow the rest o' the
road to camp. I did feel tarnation
mean, us well as sorry for her, an1 that's
right! I wanted to kick myself, to
make myself feel—er—ah—oncoiufort-
ahlc. I bed half a mind to make Jumbo
do it. But, then, he was a nigger, uu'
didn't know nothin'.
"Well, LITfleld got his leg broke
sho'tly after, an' that bu'at up the expedition—got into a wrestle with a
grltzly a ii* took second money. He
left his boss an' went close to git a good
pull, but the bear was only wounded
an' charged. He waltzed with him. I
reckon it 'ud 'a' been all day with LITfleld if Wells he.ln't been nigh; he wns
a dead shot, yeh know. As it was, he
got out of it with a broken thigh an'
a gash iu liis hip from the bear's claw
yeh might cache a Husk in. Sous soon
us he could bo moved we went into
Helena, an' they left there fer England.      .   .   .
"Eh? Oh, the woman! Why- well,
she rode with me on the wagon after
thai, wben we moved camp—jest orner-
ly didn't care to much as look at a saddle fer more'n a week. When she shook
ban's an' says good-by fan' I was real
sorry to see tho last Of her), she looks
nt mo an' smiles, an' says:
An' Jim, next time we come to
Montana lo bunt, try an' pick i,s out, n
spun o' mules that aJut so hard to "hold
ip," Will you?'
"An* I banged piy head like n denied
idjut un'suid I would,"—Sau Francisco
LEGEND   OF   THE   AU   SABLE.
Horn-man Crossed the l bantn at
Mglit mi m Stag-Is Strlnser,
To the lover of curious scenery the
Adlrondacks present an infinite variety. The region abounds In lakes, large
and small, surrounded by mountains
or embowered in forests; uml the rivers
which And their way between the
mountains seem, in some places, to
have cut their way through, leaving the
sheer precipices ou either hand to mark
their   pathway.    The most  famous of
these gorges is the Au Sable  chasm,
which is not far from where the Au
Sable river flows Into Lake Champlaln.
The galleries, caves and castellated
columns attract thousands of tourists
yearly; but 70 years ago it was comparatively unknown, In those early
days the precipitous cliffs were spanned
by a wooden bridge, over which tne
farmers had to pass on their way t>»
Au Sable Forks, 'fhe bottom of the
chasm at this point was a sheerdeseent
of 121 feet, lu those curly days the
pioneers were not .-.kilted in the art of
bridge building; and -**- one night,
when a tierce storm thundered through
the mountains, tlie bridge was swept
away, with the exception of the main
stringer, a beam of aUnit f inches
square. The bridge was never rebuilt,
and another road to tlie little village
of Au Sable Forks was utilized. The
old stringer, however, still stretched
across the cliffs above the Aa Sable
chasm.
Due pitch-black night, about ten
years after the norm that hud demolished the bridge, a stranger drew u|
his horse In front of the taveru at Au
Sable Forks. ,*t was about ten o'clock
aud the top-room was w*ell-filtcd with
villagers, drinking, smoking uml playing cards. The entrance >•( a stranger
caused the usual commotion, aud as he
sat in one corner eating a hastily prepared BUpper he was the cynosure uf all
eyes. After the meal tbe host, ns was
the custom, engaged the stranger in
conversation.
"Dark, nasty night outside, Air?"
"Yes. pretty black."
"Have any trouble iu finding your
way?"
"Oh, no; I used to live in this neighborhood 80 years ago."
"So? Well, you'll find things prettj
well changed since you left."
"Yes, I expect so; tbe old bridge is
still standing, though; and I am giod
of that, for I helped to build it."
"The oid bridge?" questioned tba
tavern keeper, aud everyone in tbe room
looked up in amazement,
"Why, yes." rejoined tbe stranger.
"the bridge acrefs the cba*m down the
road a half-mile."
"What! arc jon crazy?" shouted the
host. "There is no bridge across tlie
Au Sable; there has been no bridge
there for the past ten years."
"Hut you are mistaken, my friend: I
rode my horse across it not three-quarters of an hour ago."
'•Impossible, sir; I tell you that tlie
bridge blew down Un years ago."
"Again I tell you. my friend, that I
rode across it this very night," was tlie
imperturable answer. "It was too da: i:
for me to eec, but I heard the clatter of
my horse's feet o.-, Th*> planking, and
the noise of the water in the chasm be*
low."
The argument waxed warmer and
warmer until the stranger said that
they would wait ur.til the next morning, when it could easily be- w-ttle*! if
there was a bridge or not He made a
wager with the landlord that it v as
still standing across the chasm.
The next morning eery man, woman
and child in Au Sable Forks was at the
chasm. Sure e-nouyh, in the soft sand
of the road there were footprints of ;i
horse, ar.d the trail Ird from ibe stringer
across the chsim np to tbe- tavern porch.
One young daredevil walked across the
narrow stringer snd mado a startling
discovery.
There was a similar trail or, the otber
side!
The stranger hid told the truth. In
the darkness of the night his horte had
crossed the chasm or, a single beam.
Hut that is not the strangest part of
the story. When that forenoon the
stranger rode down to the Au Sable
chasm to settle hU wager with the
keeper of the tavern and he saw the
perilous path over which he had traveled the night before, it in said thai he
was stricken with a trembling that
never left his limbs until death, and
that within the apace of oo seconds hi.*
hair turned from a jet black to thee, lor
of the driven snow.—-Chicago Tlmts-
Herald.
Illi.-u matl«ii>.
Persons afflicted  with   rheumatism
sometimes find the following  simple
remedy efficacious; Mix a handful >.f
mustard with a little cold water. Stir
it gradually Into a quart of boiling
water, l'ut large cloths Into the mixture and wring tlo-m out, keeplngtfa m
aa hot as possible,   Apply them to tbo
Inflamed parts and Wrap hcavj flaniul
over them. As f.ist as Ihey become
aid renew them. This remedy should
be used when the joints are Inflamed
and for temporary relief. K! !iimatlsm
requires the promj-t attention ol *i
physician and medic i.e.-; which are employed to act upon the conditions tlmt
cause the disease. No local application
is likely to effect a permanent cere.
The root of the dlSbaso lies deep In the
system.—N. V. Tribune.
I Argonaut.
'      What Women  Are Wearing*,
Smooth-finished cloth, with a surface
like satin, te chosen for tailor-made
gowns.
The first hats shown at leading milliners  are   black,   large    and    heavily
trimmed with ostrich feathers.
Shirt walstsofsllk have fitted linings.
They will be ns fashionable an aver.
Cashmere waists will also be worn.
The long crinkly sleeves of gniize,
ohifTon and crepe, which are fashion-
able this season for all house gowns,
from the matinee to the froek for ballroom wear, area bum to the thin-armed
women.—Chicago Record. I Al
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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
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.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, MAPS AND PRICES OF LOTS, APPLY TO
L. A. HAMILTON,
R. Land Commissioner, Winnipeg, Man.
V.   HYDE   BAKER,  Local  Agent,  Cranbrook,   B. C.
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CRANBROOK HERALD,
THE PEOPLE   ARE  SATISFIED
It would I.e interesting to know nt this
time what policy the faultfinding Opposition wouH pursue if by chnnce and u
mistaken idea of tho people they would
succeed In getting imo power The burden of theii refrain for some time, and
especially dining the past year, lias been
reform in tbe finances of the province.
Tbey talk glibly of reckless extravagance, foolisb appropriations and incompetency iu financial legislation, Tbey
have put forth every effort to injure the
financial reputation of llie province by
their misrepresentations us to the true
conditions. Nothing lias been left undone, either at home or abroad, to create a feeling of distrust iu financial circled regarding the liabilities of their own
finances. Ami yet they have been unsuccessful. Tbe public seem to have
taken the statements of th-* Opposition
nt their true worth, aud telled wholly
upon the magnificent record made by the
povemment, Referring to this condition the, Vancouver \Vorld comments as
follows:
Those win, are decrying the financial
jionition of the province havu iheir an-
: wer in the fact lhat today on the ton-
■ loii market British Columbia stands
higher than ever it did before, These
buronic growleis have no basis for the
Stnu:munis they make, but they hope by
repenting tbeir libels on the country to
make cheap political cnpiial tur their
party. The electors understand the true
conditions nud will vote, an heretofore,
when the opportunity arises, for a pio
gresbive government nud relegate a demoralized Opposition lo the background.
The latter have made such a miserable
showiug thi.-i session that Administration stock has gone up tunlold.
A more comprehensive statement of
the situation could not bo presented,
Tlie Opposition,, for political purposes
nlone. have resulted to contemptible
methods to blind the public und create
an unwarranted prejudice against the
Government, Their policy has been lo
tear down, not lo build up, They have
amply dcutoiif-lrnteil during the session
that they would rule or ruin. Their
leader.-) fail to take into consideration
their responsibilities ns representatives
of the people, regardless of party affiliation. They Ignore the fact that their
i, .;   itui nts, although  divided on parly
■ ;:;. arc united ill the one desire to see
British Columbia forge ahead to her
rightful place us one of tbe greatest provinces hi Canada, They Mem to forget
that with .1 large majority of tht electors
of linn province ... this time, individual
and :;■ ncral prosperity teut fur more co;i-
sequeiice th ni lhe succesi or failure ol a
loi of office-seeking ] oliticians,
British Cp.uuibte is i-ioa.Mi_-s-.irjj these
days. Sbe is BQ}ng °b*-1 <■ Hl a rate that
is ttlinu :■■ paHuyzing to the fossilized tie-
was made known it was the ueneral verdict that the amount wns not huge
enough, although as large as could be
reasonably expected under existing circumstances.
British Columbia is growing, it is
well enough to talk iu glittering generalities about keeping the expenditures
within the revenues. This may .sound
very nicely, but in a great province like
British Columbia, with such wonderful
undeveloped resources, wiih large communities springing up like mushrooms
in u night, with a population going ahead
by leaps and hounds, witb capital (lowing in like n tidal wave, il is not business. The policy pursued by the Government is a wise one. It is rapidly
bringing the province to a satisfactory
condilioii so far us the relation between
expenditures and revenue is concerned,
but ins doing it in ihe proper manner.
Instead of retarding tbe progress of tbe
province by withholding ibe necessary
appropriations, it is making ihese appropriations aud thereby laying tbe foundation for greatly increased revenues.
The quefltion is a plain business proposition. If the people desire to take the
buck truck—if they want to lose the vantage ground gained, and relapse into a
dormant stale, they can accomplish this
by placing the obstructing Opposition in
power. That this method would be effective will quickly be conceded by uny
one who is ihe least familiar with their
po icy and their work.
Hut tbe people eauuol afford to take
such risks at this time, nor do ihey propose to do so. Their own prosperity and
the prosperity of lhe province is at stake.
They realize tbat this is not the time for
political expeiiintnts. They know by
experience that lhe country is safe in the
bands of the Government, and that it is
in a better financial condition than ever
befoie. The judgment of the money
loaner is lhe best of criterions. He is
not governed by a desire for office or
j blinded by parly prejudice. lie considers business conditions, not political
hopes, aud he considers the assets as
well as the liabilities. He gives it as
his opinion us is shown by ihe rating of
British Columbia securities ou lhe London market, lhat this province stands
better today iu a financial way than it
has ever hlo.-d before. That bespeaks
COUfidencolll her condition nud confidence in her managers, And the electors
will render a similar verdict when the
question goes to the country this summer for the decision of the people,
uld i
id watch,    And
Hiding
Klondike news continues lo be filled
with accounts of extortion, criminal acts,
suffering end death. It is a good place
lo stay away Irom.
As will be seen in Tin-; IlmiAi.n's Victoria letter. East Kootenay receives an
additional member by the redistribution
bill. This is a merited recognition of the
past ami future growth of this district.
I and
,-eeks
filled
A s'.rnnge scene wns recently witnessed
in the streets ol Hong Kong, China (one
which may ben forerunner of coining political events)—strange not because il
was a street brawl, bul because the combatants wen- sailors from Russian*Ger-
man-French men of war ou the one side
and, contrary to the old custom, Brltsh
and American ineu-of-wnr*.nieii in iled in
fightiiig'llie others. An officer of an English steam-drip baa reported iu Victoria
lhat lie was a in ye-«ttlliies8 to the combat,
and ih;,t i,v> Anglo-Saxons "knocked
seven bells out of 400 of their opponents,
Tbe battle continued until the French-
Gcrman-Hussion officers reached shore
■ ml begged foi qnn tors for theirsailo s,
The iron ore deposits of Great Bri
are almost exhausted, and North Ai
lea now has n new field in that in
dustry.
Corbin-s bill fo* the construction of
Kettle River Valley Railroad, was
feated in lhe House of Commons at
tawa, April 15, by a vote of 64 lo
The re-nit is hailed with approval by
adians in general, but is u soiirseof j»
disappointment to tbe Boundary
—a country with great mineral wi
and many mines in an advanced s
development, but absolutely shut
from ore markets from lack of trans
tation facilities.
dlstr
1 age
New Mining Law,
Among other proposed amendment!
Ibe mining law, is the following:
"livery person over, but  not  under,
eighteen  years of age, and every j>int
slock company, shall be entitled to ull
the rights and privileges of a free 111 ner
and shall be  considered a free mi
upon taking outa freeuiiuer"scerlificite:
Provided   however, thnt no alien siall
he permitted to record a mineral chlui
unless he has previously, aud iu accordance with the provisions of the net regulating the same, declared his inteti
to become  a   British   subject;  and
Crown grant shall be issued upon pny
mineral claim recorded after the passage
of this act, to auy person other tin n 0
British subject.   A minor who shall become a free miner shall, as regards his
mining property and liabilities c<
ed in connection therewith, betrente.l
of full age.   A free miner's certificate
sued to a joint stock company shall
issued in  its   corporate   name.    A
miner's certificate shall not be trunsf.
hie "
THE   POPULAR
ROUTE   TO ... .
EAST KOOTENAY!
The large and commodious Slcnme rs
NORTH STAR
J. I). FARRELL
®* • *''	
CAPACITY ; : :
One hundred passengers and
hundred and fifty tons freightt,
Will 011011 tlm tiAvigatlnti sanson on th
Kootenay Itlver from
JENNINGS, MONTANA
-ON IIIE-
OREAT   NORTHERN   RAII.W
For Ml point, In Kast ICootonny
About : April 20tfc
I'A-sseiiRornnil freUtlil rates address
iiIim' hj-f'i-i ns Joaulngs, Montum*
FORf S'l'Kl'.l.K  MERCANTILE
Furl Steele or Warduer, B. C,
CO
INTERNATIONAL TRANSPORTATION
KOOTUNAY RIVER TRANSPORTATION
Last Friday night the passenger.-! on
the steamers Kokanee and International
enjoyed au exciting race between the
two boats, says the Kaslo News of the
8th. The Koka'iee had been unusually
delayed at the various ports hy freight
shipments and was nearly an hour he-
hind time in leaving Woodbury Creek,
where she had been loading on a large
quantity of freight. Just as she was getting ready to leave the landing, the International which h-d been overhauling
Iter, came In about four lejigths behind,
and gave chase. The Koknnee, however,
not only managed to keep ahead but
widened the distance, until she arrived
In port at Kaslo four minutes a :ead of
the International, having covered nine
miles in just 30 minutes.
Received, an Answer.
Rossland ni.d Trail Hoards of Trade
recently sent a joint communication tc
Vice-President Shaughnessy of the Canadian Pacifip railway, pointing out the
advantages that would accrue lo the railway company, as well as to Rossland and
Trail, if ihe Crows Nest Pass road were
diverted south and west from Koolcnay
lake and brought to Trail hy way of the
Salmon river and North Fork, instead of
via Nelson, They have received an answer from Mr. Shaughifeafcy which does
not concur with their suggestions.
SURGEON TO C. N. R.
NOTICE IjR.   HUGH   WATT,
n. it Wales nud 11. W, l-firsoua hereby trlve | ^
notice that sixtv days after iluw ivo Intend tu
to apply to Hie (lilef Commissioner ot Lands
ami Works for permission t<> inircliiiso ■'■-" acres j Constracllon camp-} frqin Cranbrook to Ward-
ur land situated lu Bast Kootenay district mnl ucr ami Mission hospital,
ihMcrlbod as rpllowai Cnnunciicitin *.t 1 post sot     will he at Cranbrook every Monday nfterfiuon
ul the KiUtlHVCSt corner of l.ol .0 ii. I, tlieiico I atk| m* |,e,. |iSi.ltc.l ;il the iTaiilirooK hotel.
we-UO chains. 111-*!' u north *-■ clialiH, llieuee ( _., --     r,--~ ,-"— '
enn in dii-his, thenou south su elwliis 10 placo -»f   TH £ \\ £R ALD
coimiiQiii'eincnt.
iStUNKOJ
Dafeti'Mn rob 20,
(!. II, WALES.
W. II. IMUSONS.
costs but the small sum of $2.00—
Canadian or American moiiey—
for 52 weeks.    .Suh-crihe for it.
An onlfil passed through here last week
to operate a Moyie river placer for thi
Messrs, McViltie. of Fort Steele.
Divisional Headquarters
LIVERY AND FEED STABLES
CRANBROOK,    -   -   -
J. H, McMULI.IN,
BRITISH   COLUMBIA
:   PROPRIETOR.
TEAMS AND SADDLE HORSES FOR HIRE.
The best possible attention given to care ot animals while in my charge.
WAHlli VA'Dft I have on hand a supply of seasoned, wood.
IV \t\JU I AHU cut to stove lengths, which will be delivered
on order at reasonable price.
W. T. KAAKE & CO.
CliAXBROOK, B. c.
Contractors and Builders
-AND DEALERS IN-
WINDOWS, DOORS, SASH AND GLASS
Plans Drawn and Specifications
Furnished for any Kind of Building.
CORRESPONDENCE   SOLICITED   PROM   INTENDING
INVESTORS   ANU   BUILDERS.
We guarantee expedition and lirKt-clnss work on nil jobs undertake*!,
ii.
G. L. HILLIARD...
General Blacksmith
CRANBUOOK,   1*.   0.
\     -. -::-
HO^SE SHOEING, MINING WORK
I AND GENERAL REPAIRING
'■  ' WAGON WOOD WORK PROMPTLY ATTENDED TO.
'A
■ a>4> **-.»-♦ ■•
! J. H. SIBBALD
•   CRANBR00K, li. C.
Plans and Specifications Furnished on Short Notice.')
If you contemplate building call on me. I may lie Hide lo give yon
an idea or lwo that will save you money. Prompt worl; and satisfaction
guaranteed,
CO. 1
«##******#S«*,**S>»^
I The Cranbrook Lumbar Go.1
I     Saw and ..
Planing Mills..
  AT=
CRANBROOK, B. C.
All kinds of Rough and Dressed Lumber,
Dimension Timber, Shingles
and Mouldings...
IN STOCK OR MADE TO ORDER.
PRICE   LIST:
Dimension Timber, 2x4 to 12x12 up to 20 feet lonj;......... ,f 16 00 per M
" "       over 20 feet long Up to 30 ft. add 50c, per
M for each additional 2 feet.
" "       over 30 ft. lotiR—prices on application,
Rough Lumber, 12,  14,16 ft. lengths  16 00 per M
Surfaced     ''        12,14,16 ft.       "  ao 00 per M
6 inch T. and G. Flooring—No. 1  26 00 per M
6 inch       " " "    2  22 00 per M
4 inch       " " "    1  28 00 per M
4 inch       " " "   2  24 00 per M
6 inch Rustic    '•    1  26 00 per M
6 inch     "       "   2  22 00 per M
4 inch V joint or beaded ceiling—No. 1  :S 00 por M
4 inch V     "     "       " " "    a  24 c» per M
Ship Lap— all widths  22 00 per M
Mouldings aud finishing lumber, casings. -Stc, prices oti application,
ABCH'rl LEITCH, Mnnnuor.
•,***>+•*-**--**+*•-*-*•+*•*>*
*
The Cranbrook Hotel
Ryan & Morrison,
PROPRIETORS.
•
(.,••
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11.11*1$

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