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 THE CRANBROOK  HERALD.
VOLUME   2.
CEANMtOOK,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA,   THURSDAY,   MAY    18,   18!)9.
NUMBER !>
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The Canadian Bank of Commerce.
Hon. Giio. A. Con, President. B. li. Walker, Gen. Man.
PAID-UP CAPITAL, $6,000,000,00.
A General Banking Business Transacted.
Deposits Received.
London Agents—The Bank of Scotland.
CKANIIKOOK BRANCH.
I W. H. SMYTHE, Manager.
Just Arrived...
...Prices Right
Fre.sh Stock of
Choice Confectionery, Fruits, Etc.
Cigars, Pipes, Tobacoos, Cigarettes and Smokers Sundries.
Complete line in Toilet Soaps. See our line of Silks, Ribbons, Laces,
and Trimmings, Everything in Ladies' Furnishings. A few nice Dress
Lengths.    In Gents' Furnishings we have everything.
Remember the stand.   Kukin hlock
Two doors fiast of Hank
Laronde Bros.
Cranbrook
Hotel 3 3
Quests Comfort a Specialty
Good Stabling In Connection
Nearest to mill nn.il ami depot.    Has accommodations Tor tlie public unequalled in Cranbrook.
RYAN & MORRISON
 Proprietors
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Eastern Store      Eastern Prices       Call and See Us
B. C.
CLOTHING HOUSE
Clothing,   Boots and Shoes,   Millinery,   Silks,   Etc.
First cIi-icr Dressmaking Parlors. We turn out work on very short notice. All
first class nnd up tn drte,
Call and see ub before you make any purchases on Clothing. Boots, Shoes, Millinery, Silks or Dressmaking and wc will convince you that you cau save 39 to 40 per
cent by making your purchase with us.   Call and be convinced.
Owing to the Increase of our business we shall put more hands on and make
the interior ul our store larger to meet the demand. Ask our customers what has
caused this. They will lull you low prices and strict attention to onr mail order
department,
MAGGS & HUGHES, Opp. Bank of Commerce, Cranbrook
TORONTO : CLOTHING : HOUSE
1  Do You Know Wc Sell..
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Window Shades ««
Curtain Poles dt dt
A handsome curtain pole complete fot   -   *   -   50c
Window shades all on the celebrated Hartshorn
spring rollers, plain, fringe or lace trimming
Hat mrks for 25c
Towel rucks for t.$e
Keller towel racks for 150
Paper racks, pictures, etc.
Vou want a pair ot
...Boots...
for the spring i*
Wc have 'em.   New
stockjvtstin, including black and tan,
minors, long, short,
etc. See our $2 and
$3,30 line. They
are eye openers,
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III:   IS   A   MONEY   MAKER.
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Do You Wear Shoes
??????
Wc have lull received thc finest .is5ortnient of shoes ever
bronchi Into cut Kootenay. Wc have them in Black, Tan
and Chocolate colors, .ind all the latest shapes. We also received a very line line ol Men's Underwear for summer.
MONEY TALKS
Call and examine these goods and be convinced that we
are selling them at prices lower than you ever dreamed of.
Our Motto is
"BEST GOODS AT LOWEST PRICES"
Fort Steele Mercantile Co.
(Limited.)
Cranbrook j*** Fort Steele *» Wardner
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W. T. Kaake's Big Haul During a Year's
Residence in Cranbrook.
A little more than a year ago W. T.
Kaake, late of the Commercial hotel, arrived in Cranbrook from Fort Steele.
He sized up the possibilities of this town,
and with the shrewdness characteristic
of the man, set lus stakes and went to
work contracting. He had no money,
the profits arising from his contruct for
building tbe brewery, having gone tu
Trail to help the business of Kaake iV
Williams iu that place. He put tip some
of the first buildings built 111 the town,
schemed and traded when theie were
uot more than two dozen people iu the
place. Finally he yot hold of two lots
on Baker street, and Started to build an
hotel ou his nerve. Well, he built it, or
rather he built enough of it so thut be
could open under the laws of the province, which he did last summer, and
went In debt for what furniture he had,
for the fittings for his dining room, supplies for bis bar, besides owing for his
lots and lumber on tbe building. It is
•aid that the day he opened he was in
debt $1800, and six weeks later he paid
off every cent ot It. He improved his
hotel building and continued to gather
iu the coin until one day last week he
sold out to Robert Evans, of Macleod,
for J6000 for the building and furniture,
and got $3200 for the stock, etc., making a clean total of $8200. With bis
partner, Mr. Williams, they had purchased an half interest tn the Fort Steele
brewery, which they still own. In a
day or two Mr. Kaake will leave for At*
lln lake, where he will break ground
again for another big stake. It is estimated by those who know, that Mr.
Kaake has made altogether since arriving in Cranbrook a year ago, from $14,-
000 to $16,000 clear money. He is a
hustler, and twelve months in that new
country will give him a hold on some of
the richest things to be found there.
A Paper Chase.
Tonight, at six o'clock, about twenty
people will meet at the Baker residence
to participate in a paper chase. Two
hares will probably be selected, and the
general course is expected to be north.
T. W. LEASK
p Planing Mill
|| •>« Sash and ::
IS     Door Factory
Sash
...Manufacturers of...
jt Doors  jt Mouldings
jt   Frames   jt
Band Sawing  jt Turning
Cranbrook
I Cranbrook
J PHOTO
****
i STUDIO
corner Bnkor street
nn.l llitnsun avenue
over nostnRlee	
All Sites ol Photos up to 11x14
Finished In Platlno or Polished. %
Vlewa ol Cranbrook  and Other $
Points ol Inters! in British Columbia Will Be on Sale  %
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dt Prest & Co.
tMMtsasasuissB
Are You dt dt0}
Going to Build •
It n, see...
^ JAMES GREER
Jv** Contractor and Builder
He Is a busy man, because he pleases
the people, but he will furnish you plans
and specifications, and give you estimates on any building idea you may
have.
Cranbrook
JS\    J.    B.C.
M
n. A. BEALE,
INING BROKER,
Commission and
Insurance Agent.
■      •       Ornish Columbia
McVittle & Hutchison.
—Dealer* In-
MINES and
REAL ESTATE
Mines and lands .surveyed.      Insurance
CRANUROOK, II. C.
NORTH   STAR   DISTRICT
An Official Description of Important
Mineral Groups.
THEY ARE TRIBUTARY TU CRANBROOK
And arc Classed Among; the Best
and Will Have a Great Output in the Future.
DUEBER-HAMPDEN WATCHES
...a specialty.,.
Work and Roods guaranteed tn give sntlsfac-
timi. A call solicited.
W. F. Tate
Cranbrook ..JKWGLI-R
Tlie following description of the properties in the North Star district is taken
•from Ibe annual report of the minister
of mines, and was prepared by the provincial mineral!"gist, W. F. ttobertsot),
the latter part of last season. These
properties are north and west from
Cranbrook, eighteen to twenty-four
miles, and this town is the headquarters
ior operation.
The North Star group comprises the
North Star, O. K., Dreadnaught, Buck
Horn and Midnight, all crown granted,
and a number of full-sized and fractional
locations. It is owned by the North
Star Miuing company, Limited, of
Montreal; president, D. D. Mann; secretary, It. S. Holt, Montreal; business
manager and agent, N. M, Currau, Craubrook, II. C. Particulars as to these
properties were given iu the report of
this department for 1896, to which little
need be added.
Up to the present the same mode of
transportation there referred to has been
in use, but surveys have already been
made for a branch railway connecting
the liue of the Canadian Pacific railway
between Cranbrook and Fort Steele with
tlie town of Kimberley, on Mark creek,
at thc foot of tiie North Star hill. From
the terminus of this branch, construction
of which will be begun some time during the coming year, it is expected, a
tram line will be run to the uiiue, thereby materially reducing the coets of
transportation of ore and supplied, which
now so seriously reduce the profits on
the ore.
The assay value of the ore shipped
this season, as given me by Mr. Cumin,
averaged 50 ounces silver and 50 per
cent of lead, figures exactly corresponding with the official returns for 1897.
No ore has been mined during the
present year except such as waB taken
out in development work. Shipments
have been continued from the stock pile
at the "laiiding," on the Kootenay
river, proceeding thence by steamer to
Jennings, and then on to Great Falls,
Mont., by rail. Mr. Currau estimates
that about 8000 tons have been shipped
to the landing to date.
The company has maintained all this
year a small force of 12 to 15 men on development work, but has made no important addition to its plant.
To the north of the ore body, and ou
the general strike of the same, a prospecting shaft was being sunk on a body
of iron oxide containing masses of
galena. At a depth of some 50 feet a
drift had been set off to the south for
some 20 feet iu the same mass of oxide,
which here seemed to be bounded by
walls that bad a more defined appearance than I was able to note elsewhere.
The main ore body has beeu left standing waiting for better transportation
facilities, and the development has been
made with th<> expectation of proving
the existence of an extension of the
main ore body to the north and to the
east. The prospects were favorable at
the time of my visit, July 3, but snch extension had not then been found.
The Midnight is a property the company has acquired since the last report,
and lies io tbe north of and adjoining
the present workings. Some prospecting shafts, etc , have been sunk on this
properly, which have shown up bodies
of iron oxides containing masses of
galena, but no solid ore has been yet encountered.
The Stemwinder mi ..eral claim Is
owned by the North Star Mining com
pany and Mr. Wade. Situated on the
strep south lim.k of Mark creek, nearly
a liue between the North Star mine
and the Sullivan group, extending from
a stake ill the creek bottom up the hill
towards tbe North Star mineral claim
workings. Tbere is a tunnel on the
property which is 150 to 200 feet above
the level of the creek, and had been
hiveii iu some 50 feet at the time of my
visit, July 6. It cuts through beds or
layers of dark Iron sulphides and oxides,
principally tlie latter, which seem to be
dipping north 30 degrees east at angle
45 degrees, which would make lhe strike
nearly parallel to the creek at this point.
The tunnel runs (mag.) north and south,
and is therefore about 30 degrees from
liue of dip of the iron layers. About
two-thirds of its way in to face there Is a
layer of soft red Iron oxide, while in the
face of tunnel, in the lower right-hand
corner, there bad just been exposed a
layer of very soft, loose material, chiefly
iron oxides, but seemingly carrying
some lead carbonates, which assayed $1
in gold and 3-10 ounce silver. The tun-
uei stops here without showing what
this layer may contain further in.
The Dean group, consisting of the
Dean and All Over, both crown granted,
and the Gold Dug and Silver Bug Fractions, both locations, Owned by R. O.
Jennings, C. D. Porter, et al, of Fort
Steele. Situated on North Star hill, in
the immediate neighborhood of the
North Star mine.
The general country rock seems to be
tbe same as, and tbe conditions similar
to, those in the North Star, excepting
that ho far 110 galena to amount to anything his beeu found iu place.   In sev
eral places there is an "iron capping"
resembling a true "gost-an," and embedded tn it there have been found
boulders' of galena. In one or two places
tbere hive beeu exposed stringers of
minerel, sometimes in quartz, consisting
chiefly of iron sulphides, with occasionally a little galena. No development,
however, hns so far succeeded In tracing
these stringer*3 to any ore body.
From the position of the Dean, relative to the North Star, it would appear
that the ore body of the latter, if it continued, should partly enter into Dean
ground, but serious development work
has failed to discover uny such extension
as yet.
Ou these properties there has been
sunk one shaft 50 fuet, two shafts 32 feet
each, and one 20 feet, together with
other smaller shafts and a latge number
of open cuts. Work was stili in progress
at tbe lime of my visit, and some four
men were employed under the management of Mr. R. O. Jennings.
The Sullivan group, consisting of three
claims, all crown granted, Hamlet,
Hope and Shylock. Originally located
by Pat Sullivan, John Cleaver, li. C,
Smith and W. C. Burchettj now held by
the Sullivan Group Mining company, of
of which F, P. Hogan, of Spokane,
Wash., is president, Charles Wolf treasurer, and F. L. Williams secretary.
Situated on the northeast side of Mark
creek, on what is known as Sullivan
hill, about one aud one-halt miles north
of the North Star, and the same distance
from the projected town of Kimberley,
at the foot ofthe North Star bill.
At the time of my visit, on July 4,
every pit was full of water and I could
uot, therefore, form any very definite
opinion of the group from my own observations. My conclusions have been
largely based on information given me
on the ground by Mr. K. C. Smith, one
of the original locators. Considerable
prospecting work has been done 011 these
three claims, as already fully described
in the report of the department for iUy6,
and galena and iron have been found in
various places. Wlieu the properly was
taken over by the present company the
body of solid galena exposed in the
Hamlet was the most promising, and on
this there has been sunk a prospecting
shaft said to be down 30 feet in solid
ore
The company sank a 5x9 working
shaft dipping 70 degrees to tbe west at a
point distant some 50 feet from the old
prospecting shaft, and which was supposed to be to the dip from the exposure
of the ore body. This shall, I am told
by Mr. Smith, passed through some 20
feet of solid ore when the solid ore
ceased. After beiug driven some 30 feet
farther in couutry rock the work was,
for the time being, abandoned by Lhe
company. Further prospecting was then
begun by Mr. Smith, aud au open cut
was made running east and west, about
75 leet to the north ofthe shaft. This
cut, although partly filled with water, I
was able to examine. A very little
stripping revealed a mass of iron oxide,
below which lay amass of iron sulphides
and galena, while at a depth of 8 or 10
feet the iron had been largely replaced
by almost solid fine-grained galena,
which showed up in the cut for a width
of some 20 feet. I could see no wall or
anything to indicate a vein, and could
not decide as to the nature of the deposit
from the amount of development done.
It looked as if the ore body was dipping
to the east, i. e down the hill, at rather
a flat angle. If these indications prove
correct it will, to some extent, explain
why the shaft, with a dip to the west,
ran out of ore, that is, only crosscut the
ore body. I cannot agree with the idea
advanced that the ore iu this cut is a
new discovery, but am of the opinion
that it is the same ore body that had
been struck in both thc discovery aud
working shafts.
I took what was an approximate average sample of the ore in the cut, mid my
assay showed lead, 43.36 per cent; silver,
17.5 ounces; gold, trace.
Mr. Smith was on the ground with
men preparing to uuwater the cut and
go ahead with further development. He
expected to have a pump and other
machinery on the ground thin summer,
when an attempt will be uiude to prove
the extent of the ore body, which promises so well for the small amount of work
done. The property has great advantages in the way of transportation,
being so near the North Star wagon
road, v hich is a public rond; and if the
projected railway from the Canadian
Pacific railway to Kimberley becomes a
fact the mine will be within two miles,
by easy grade, of railway transportation.
The Goodey mineral claim is situated
on the north bank of Mark creek, nearly
tn line between the North Star and Sullivan groups. Owned by Dave Newell,
C, C. Farrell, et al. In the steep rock
cliff forming the bank of tbe creek there
was exposed a rather poorly-defined
quartz vein some 24 iuches wide, containing a small percentage of copper, as
bornile and pyrites, together with a little
grey copper. Through the quartz were
small cavities filled with calcite. From
the outcrop and following the lead a tunnel has been driven in about 20 feet. It
was explained to me by one of the owners that thia was being driven to strike a
contact "between the syenite, in which
the vein occurs, and a dyke of more recent igneous rock, probably a diorite,"
which contact, it was expected, would be
reached in about 40 or 50 feet. The
"diorite" could be seen on the steep side
of the cliff a little higher up the creek,
in contact with the syenite, the line of
contact running about north 45 degrees
west and into tbe creek, at which point
it is said lo carry mineral. I could not
get to the point, however, as the water
in the creek was too high at this season
of the year.
PROVINCE HAS THE POWER
Has lhe Right to Contribute to the
Pacific Cable.
DREYFUS  TO RETURN TO  FRANCE
Hon. J. R. Costigan Leaves   the
Conservative   Party—Americans to Honor the Queen.
Victoria, May ti.—The right of the
province to invest in the Pacific cable enterprise is -still a subject of discussion.
The Globe of this city has obtained an
opinion from Bourinot that tt is quite
within the power of the legislature to
vole money for such a purpose.
Dreyfus May Soon Be Back.
London, May 13.-—The Paris correspondent of the Daily Chrouicls says:
"Sensation regarding preparations for
the return of Dreyfus lo France toward
tbe end of next month continues, but tbe
story that ten members of the Republican guard and four geudarmes left St.
Dazarre on Tuesday for French Guiana
to escort him back lacks authenticity as
yet.; 	
Costlfan Quits the Conservatives.
Montreal, May 13.—Hon. John Costigan, ex-minister of marine aud fisheries,
in a published interview with the Herald, publicly announces lhat he has lefl
the Conservative party as he does not
agree with the leadeis, and is satisfied
with the Liberal tariff policy.
Americans Honor tbe Queen.
Fort Tampa Fla., May 11.—Information has beeu received here that the
British warship Pearl will arrive heie on
May 20 and will remain until May 25,
She has accepted an invitation extended
by the citizens of Tampa who will hold a
celebration on May 24 in honor ot the
Queen's birthday, It is possible that
thc Pearl will be accompanied by
another ship.
Hx-Qovernor Flower if Dead.
New York, May 12.—Former Governor Roswell P. Flower died tonight at
10:50 at the East port Country Club at
Kast port, Loi d Island.
Mr. Flower was taken ill early in tbe
day with a severe attack of acute indigestion. In the afternoon symptoms of
heart failure supervened and he grew
worse until the time of his death.
NEW   HOTEL   MANAGEMENT.
J. F, aad a. Joyce are Now la Charge of
thc Commercial.
J. F. and G. Joyce, two gentlemen well
known along the Crows Nest Pass road,
have leased the Commercial hotel of
Robert Evans, the new owner, and taken
possession. It is the intention of Mr,
Evans, as well as the Joyce brothers, to
have one of the very best hotels in East
Kootenay, and with that object in view,
no money or pains will be spared. J. F.
Joyce, who will manage the hotel, ia busy
this week renovating the place, upstairs
and down, putting in new curtains, furniture and doing everything tbat will
add to the comfort of bis guests. He
proposes to run a first-class hotel, and
one that will be popular witb the general public, His rooms are the best, bis
dining room is well equipped, and where
a change would improve conditions, that
change has been made. Mr. Joyce will
succeed for the reasou tbat he will work
to please bis patrons, week iu and week
out, and that policy will make the Commercial hotel a great winner.
Tbey Like Ibe Cranbrook Way.
Messrs. Lott. Clements, Squires and
Neelands, the Nelson gentlemen who instituted the I. O. O.F. lodge in this city,
were evidently pleased with their trip.
Speaking of their return, the Nelson
Tribune says: "The parly were very
much pleased with their trip and speak
in high terms of the hospitality ofthe
people of Cranbrook. They report that
the town is building up rapidly and that
busftfcss in all lines is good. On Wednesday they visited Fort Steele. On
their return trip they ran into three
mudslides and tbe engine ran off the
track ouce."
Miners Wanted.
At the North Stnr mine, three or lour.
They must be good men.
North Star Mining Co.
An A. 0. U. W. Lodge.
A meeting was held Tuesday evening
at the Cosmopolitan hotel for the purpose of making the preliminary arrangements for organizing an A. O. U. W.
lodge in this city.' A. P. Bremner was
called to the chair and H, H. Dunbar
named as secretary. After a general
discussion, ^Messrs. bremner, Mitchell
and Dnnbar were named as a general
committee. Mr. Medhurst was delegated
to write to headquarters for full information on organization. The meeting then
adjourned to convene again Tuesday
evening.
Cranbrook's Saib and Door Factory.
The people of Cranbrook and South
East Kooten-y are fortunate in having
located here the sash and door factory
of T. W. Leask. Mr. Leask has brought
in a complete equipment of machinery
and is now turning out the best of work
iu tbe way of doora, sash, mouldings
aud anything in the way of special work.
The factory la a South Kast Kootenay
Institution and is deserving of patronage and succesB.
SALAD  and .«
dt DRESSING
With the wartu days of spring comes
the desire to get away from the duties of
life, and indulge iu the invigorating
pleasure of roaming over the hills or
along the rippling stream, casting flies
for the wary trout. Lasl Saturday, (we
say Saturday because it sounds better),
several gentlemen armed themselves
with poles, silk lines, the finest of flics
aud .patent reels, and started forth in
smiling anticipation of the trout diuner
they were to enjoy that evening. One
of tbe gentleman who spends many
hours figuring discounts, interest and
exchange, bad fished industriously up
and down tlie creek, and finally, wearied
and discouraged, he laid his pole ou the
bank and sought an inviting log lor a
rest. In a few moments he saw his pole
jerk, and then dash about as though bewitched. Thinking he must surely have
a fine trout at last, he rushed forward,
ouly to find tbat a delapidated yellow-
cat that had scented the beefsteak used
OU the By hooks, bad sneaked up during
his brief absence, and bolted fly,
meat, hook and all. There was uothiug
to do but cut the line and release the
struggling eat, which was hastily done.
That settled it for Smy , beg pardon,
the gentleman, and he joined the rest of
the crowd and returned home, aud no
one has heard him mention liout fishiug
since.
0     *    is
GeorgeColcleugh has been prospecting
in the hills lately with T. Love, and one
fternoon tbey found a cow that seemed
to be lost. "1 know that cow," said
George. -'It belongs to some of the
Cranbrook people, and its owner is no
doubt worrlng over its disappearance. 1
will take it to town tonight and find the
owner." So the cow was caught, a rope
tied to her horns aud lhat night George
trudged all the way to town carefully
leading the cow*. As he drew near tbe
city it occured to him ihat the owner
would be willing to pay for the trouble
taken, aud to make it sure, he tied the
cow iu a buuch of timber near the city-
limits, and passed on up street. He received no information and later that
eight he went oat to get the cow, but it
was gone. Tbe animal's disappaarance
bothered George until the next day,
when Jobu Murphy came to town and
told bim he had met two women leading
a cow back to the bills, and tbat they
did not look very pleasant about it.
George has not been in the hills since,
and he probably will net return until
everyone interested has had time to forge! about the cow.
Although Cranbrook is not yet the
seat of government, still aduly organized
court was held in this city one night
last week, and many of the best citizens
were arraigned on charges ranging from
drinking cocktails with the eyes closed
to going to Fott Steele with less than a
few dollars to blow. The judge was impartial iu his decisions, and the old
criminal law theory that every man ia
presumed tc be innocent of the crime
with which he is charged until found
guilty, was exploded. The bailiffs, the
attorneys, the court and even the spectators seemed to be imbued with a fiendish desire to see a verdict of guilty returned a-a-ainl every prisoner brought before the bar, nnd lhey were not disappointed. The amount of the fine depended upon ihe size of the crowd,
and the rule of the court was "belter
that ninety-nine innocent men be punished than one guilty man escape," and
it was strictly enforced.
A pleasant appearing, elderly gentleman, named McMasters, who travels for
an eastern house, stepped up tojoe Laidlaw this morning, saying:
Is the .Mr. Laidlaw?"
Yes, sir," replied that gentleman.
Ah, I   am   pleased   to  meet you.    I
saw your father in Vancouver two weeks
ago."
"Is that so?" replied Mr. Laidlaw.
''Yen, sir. I had a very pleasant conversation with bim."
"I did'nt know that he had got back,"
continued Mr. Laidlaw,
"Ah, he has been away, has he?"
"Yes, he died about ten years ago."
There was silence for a moment, and
then the elderly gentleman stammertd
something iu the way of an apology and
passed on down street.
John McDuif rides a wheel and he
rides one well, but last night he met
with an accident that he will not forget
very soon, fie was riding with liis pants
rolled up instead of fastened, and while
crossing tbe bridge north of the Royal
hotel at a good gait, onejleg of his trousers caught in the chain and the machine
took a sudden turn to one side, and before he could save himself he was taking
a header into the water and mud below,
with the wheel on top of him, He
crawled out and sought a round-about
way to the store in hopes of escaping
observation, but unfortunately there
were nearly twenty of the boys there to
greet him, and their laugh is still ringing in his ears.
One night last week a gentleman
named Mclntyre arrived in town. He
travels for au eastern house and carries
besides bis samples the best line of stories that have been brought down the
pike for many days, Joe Laidlaw and j.
R. Costigan beard of him and heard a
few of his stories, ami since that time
they have been exceedingly quiet. It
had been a draw between the two until
Mr. Mclntyre arrived, and their contest
was soon forgotten iu tears and laughter. CRANBROOK   HERALD
THURSDAY, MAY   18.   1899
p, !■:. siMi'snN, Kdltoi nriil Manascr.
T1-.U.U5 Uf BUBSOltHTION:
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The Herald is widely circulated throughout
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a valuable advertising medium, Rates made
known un application.
EDITORIAL NOTES.
The provincial ministry seems to be
somewhat divided ou ihe Deadman's Island <|uestioti, and the white winged
dove ot peace is evidently off un a vacation.
Admiral Dewey is ou his way home,
lie will have reason to believe Unit
fighting Spaniards is u picnic compared
with Ibenwftl experiences of a returning
popular hero.
Nearly every business iu the United
Ktatcs is now controlled by a trust, ex
ecpt tbe countiy newspapers. The huve
fought the trust features for fifty years,
and are still trusting.
The Herald
Has the best equipped office in the Kootenays.
Its facilities for turning out first-class Job
Printing are complete. Send in an order and
become convinced of the fact.
THERE'S NO LIFE ON LUNA
Yerkes Telescope Shows the Moon
Is Uninhabited,
The Fernie Free Press is insisting on a
general clean up in that town before hot
weather arrives Other towns should do
likewise, burning suns aud filthy back
yards will till many graves.
Brother Grace, of the Fort Steele
Prospector, has demonstrated the wisdom of having an interest iu a good
mine as an adjunct to his newspaper
work. As a result, he is now riding
through the east iu it palace car. a fai
pockut book in one pocket and a C. 1'. R,
pass in another, enjoying life and showing the benighted citizens of the east
the practical benefits accruing from
western emigration.
May 24, thc (.Hieen's birthday, will be
celebrated lu several places in the United
States, aud iu 11 number of Canadian
cities near tlie boundary line American
organizations will come to Canada to
join with the Canadians in oliKerving the
day. Such an exhibition of friendly desire ou the part of the people iu the
States to show their respect for the venerable Queen, meets with the hearty approval of ull members of the Anglo-Saxon race, wherever found.
Some of the.people think it is wicked
to play baseball 011 Sunday. Perhaps it
is, and perhaps it isn't. It depends
upon wlio is the judge. To gain health,
strength and happiness is never wicked,
nud if baseball on Sunday will do that
for those who labor hard through the
week for an honest living, we say "play
ball." Those who prefer to sit in the
house or church instead of getting out
and enjoying thc beauties of nature that
the Almighty has provided, tbat is their
privilege, and no one has the right to
protest against it.
IMPORTANT   AMENDMENTS.
Chanics In Provincial Statutes of Interest
to Many People.
Provincial Electioa Acl.
Government   employes   are disfran-
cised.
Residence qualification reduced to six
mouths iu the province and one month
in the riding. Voter's name lo be
placed on the list two weeks afler application.
Chattel Mortgages
A chattel mortgage can now be registered at Fort Steele instead of Donald.
A duplicate is no longer necessary.
Partnerships.
Partnerships should now be registered
nt the county court, Fort Steele.
Definition of Time.
Pacific standard time is now tlie legal
time. When other time is meant il
should be specified.
Liquor Licenses.
A board of commissioners will exercise the authority formerly vested in the
government agent.
All applications for renewals must
reach the finance minister before May
15.    Holders of licenses should lose uo
time iu forwarding the necessary papers
on deposit,
A meeting of the board will lie held
June 15, when any person may oppose
the issuing of a license-
Auctioneer Licenses,
A special license, good for one day
oiily, can be obtained from the government agent for $5,
Land Acl.
Change in procedure 011 application to
purchase.
Fee for Crown grant increased to (lio,
Liquor Traffic Regulations.
All gambling games in anypaitofa
licensed house prohibited under heavy
penalty.
Mineral Act.
All free it-iiner's certificates issued nfter
May 1, 1899, are to terminate May 31 at
midnight, These certificates will cost
$5 for a full year, and a proportionate
price for shorter periods. Special certificates dated back can be obtained.
Fee Jts.
A person wbo has done and recorded
assessment work cau now sue the co-
owner for his share of the work. The
fee for re-location and abandonment are
now fio each.
Another year is given during which
i'ost of survey cau be counted as assessment work.
In future Crown grants the interests of
each owner shall be shown.
The amendments came into force May
1,
Torrena Land System.
This will nol come inlo force lill pro
claimed by older iu council,
Thereby  Show ton tbe Aar-erO-rms at
I'ri-m-li AatfuDOmtira to Be ■•*■-
rulieuu-t—>iu   Hr ur Yi-tfV-
tutlon.
Neither water, nor air, nor vegetation,
nor evidence ol lift- In any form can lie
seen 011 tho moon through the moat
powerful teloBoopo ovor constructed,
Thc great yerkes telescope has already
entered upon ita career of scientific ubo-
fiiliu-st- by adding furiher proof to the
well-established tool that tha moon [1
a dead world. It has been trained upon
ilu* lunar sphore by two of the best
known astronomers of this country,
who are connected with tho Yerkes ob-
servntory, nl n time when by a peculiar
coincidence tin* scientists nf Paris wore
greatly ngltntcd over the discovery of
vliat wero believed 10 be Indications of
rivers and plnnts upon the moon.
il was the good fortune of 1*\ L, O.
Wndsworth, one of the observatory
staff, to get the tirsi glimpse of the
moon through iho Verkes telescope. E,
I',. Barnard wns the next member of the
staff to gnzc nt the far-away planet,and
the conclusions of those two lenrncd
gentlemen are Identical in tbnt tbey
ngrco thai neither discovered anything
of Importance to tbo. scientific world.
'I he peculiar lines and Bpota noticed by
the Parisian astronomers nn the map
of tlu> lunar planisphere Hint is being
photographed In tin* Mendon observatory were not to be seen through the
Yerkes telescope. Thero wns nothing
additional tn be noticed Wit an unusual
amount of detail on tho surface of the
moon never seen before.
"Tlie moon is a magnificent sight seen
through tbo Yerkes Instrument,*' said
Mr. Barnard recently. "One enn soe nn
enormous number of small details never
seen before, Buch ns small craters and
minute crevasses, but there arc no
traces of air nm- vegetable life to bo detected. It is possible that tho lines
found on tho photographs taken nt tbe
Mendon observatory mlghl bo crevasses.
1 don't pretend to say what tbey represent. 1 only know that the observations
taken here fail to give any confirmation
of tho theories of the Parisian astronomers."
Tbe    reported    discoveries    nt     the
French observatory aroused tho interest 1 if n number nf astronomers whu
gathered at the Yerkes observatory for
the purposo of attending its dedication. Nunc of the number wns
ready to give any Indorsement of the
theory Hint life prevailed in any form
011 the moon, however, and nil agreed
\vit|i the opinion expressed In these columns tho other day by S. \\\ Burnhnm.
If the atmospheric conditions bad been
favorable it is likely that every one of
tho distinguished scientists would have
availed himself of tha chance to peep
ut the moon, but this pleasure hnd to
bo foregone, because nf tbe clouds.
"Thero are jusi ns gootl photographs
taken through small  instruments  as
with large ones." said Ocorgo ti. Hale.
director of the Yerkes observatory.
"Prof. Loewy, director nf the Paris observatory, has undoubtedly made the
bcsl photographs of the moon, but the
bosl photographs ever made will nol
hbmv as much as can be seen through n
IS-lnch telescope. The lines noticed in
the photographs of the Mendon ob*
Horvotory have always been noticed, and
no astronomer Ihih yel ventured tons-
serl thnt lhey represent active rivers.
I entirely agree wilh the views of Mr.
Burnhom on the subject."
Carl Tliingc. director of spectroscopy
at the observatory In Hanover, Germany, is another one of lhe distinguished visitors at the Yerkes observatory wbo holds contrary views to thoBe
reported ns coming from Paris. He considered it very Improbable thai a photo-
grupll nf tho moon would be made that
would show objects 1,000 feel long or
high. Willi Prof. Hale, he believed il
possible that Hin spots on the .Mention
photographs, which were nol considered shadows, were tn be neeotinloil for
as variations In the color of tiie union's
crust.
Among the other astronomers present
ai the Yerkes observatory wore Simon
Neweomb, director nf the Washington
observatory; Prof. 11. ('. Lord, director
of the Emorson McMillan observatory
at tho Ohio slate tiniveriiity, and Prof.
Qeorge T. Comstock, director of tho
Washburn observatory of the Wisconsin slate university at Madison. The latter will present a paper before tho dis-
shed gathering of special Interesl
tho circumstances. It is outltlod
(Sphere of ihe Moon," nml will
contain ilie (inni conclusions of Prof,
Ctunstriek after a prolonged study of tlir
subject.—-Chicago Times-Herald,
lingu
'At 11
KfiiD-uirt.  Ju-lut*  CoIHN  a   Wiinl.
They wore discussing various things
in tho clerk of the supreme court's office (he other day, that, is, a party of
judges were. Finally thn talk drifted
on the subject nf coining words and
phrases. Mr. Justice Allen made the
remark: "I coined'n new word the other day. It is a gootl one, 1 think, and
perfectly natural, but I have been un-
uble to find it i». any dictionary. The
word is 'cnfortiiliilily.'" The lawyers
present studied awhile antl Iinally all
agreed that the wnnl would be very useful, and Ut certain cases exactly, Chief
.Justice Dostcr declared that lie once
used a word that exactly described a
certain ease, and it seemed to him that
il wns by far the best term to apply.
The word he used was "obtentiou,"
meaning the aef pf obtaining. Judge
Duster finally discovered the word In u
rare old work on interstate law,—To-
peka Capital.
Frost.
White frost is the ordinary frozen dew
nr hoar frost.   Black frost occur.1* when
tin- cold Is bo Intense ns to frccxe vegetation and cause It, to turn black, without the formation of hoar frost.—Chi-
rjiunitj Enquirer.
MUSIC   AS  SHIP   FOUNDERED.
Deeds u£ Heroism lit theW*c«kottbe
'iiaHiiiuiiiii..  nn   tin tin i   Pen in -. uiu.
Tu the ibrlef announcement from Australia of lhe wreck of the steamer Tasmania with heavy loss of life, mail advices from New Zealand add stirring
particulnrsi
When the steamer left Auckland on
July an she luni 011 bonrd 85 saloon and
;t;> steerage pussenigors, Including a
number booked through from Sydney.
The place where the vessel was lost Is
off the extreme northern point of the
Mahal peninsula, between Glsbome ami
Napier, where fiat rocks, awash at high
tide, extend seaward a mile from the
shore, In dirty weather and on a dark
night tbe steamer, in charge of the
third officer, ran nearer into land than
was consistent with safety. The captain, aroused too lute, was unable tn
avert tho danger, and the vessel struck
eveu as the order wus given to bring
her head out to sea.
It is satisfactory to know that all on
hoard, passengers and crew, exhibited
courage and common sense. There was
no sign of panic, and it was apparently
with good intent, though in apparent
bravado, that one 'man set himself to
•day the piano iu order to keep up the
women's spirits. Tlie boats were got
ml quickly and the transfer, despite a
heavy sea, made without much difficulty, Two hours after striking the
steamer went down, bows first, and the
boats made the best of their way to
shore.
The loss of life occurred In landing.
fhe larger boats, containing nearly all
the passengers, came through safely,
but the dingyI in which were eight men,
turned turtle in the surf and two of tlie
occupants were drowned. The chief
steward's boat Is also supposed to hnve
capsized, and it is feared that its occupants are drowned. Six bodies have
been washed ashore and the loss of life
altogether is put at in, Including two
men who perished in an attempt to
rescue.
An old Maori saw tho steward's bont
trying to effect a landing nt How Harbor In n very heavy surf. They appeared to have only one oarpullingnnd
a steer oar. The boat capsized in the
surf, and every man swam to the beach.
When they touched bottom, howerer.
thoy were swept back. Pour hung to
the keel of the boat, but were washed
off. Mc-Xellle, who was thoonly seaman
in Iho carpenter's boat, noted very
bravely. When Iho others became exhausted he stuck tn the oars, and, sin-
gle-herided, brought the dldgy within
two chains of the shore, when it capsized, and bo was flashed on the rooks
and killed.—Sail Fraiieisuo Chronicle,
TENEMENT-HOUSE   FIRES.
Iiioiiriiiiee Put roi \\ nrku I'np tbe Poor
nn  Well uh Hip I iin 11 ml.
■Vt fires in the homes of the poor these
detachments of the patrol work just
as earnestly and conscientiously to save
property as they would in the expensively furnished mansions of 1 lie rich.
At tenement bouse fires they are of
ureat service, first they aid in getting
tho people out: then, gathering the
goods together, the patrolmen protect
them from water with tarpaulin covers,
The majority of these tires breakout in
the basements or cellars* then, following the air and Ilglll shafts to lhe top
tloor, tbey spread, and dn tlie greatest
damage in the upper stories. To extinguish these tires, the other floors below have to be flooded, uud were it not
for the fire patrol in many cases the
poor families would lose everything
they owned.
One of the captains of the patrol re
marked: "Why, it would do your heart
good if you could hear how profuse
these poor people arc in their thanks,
md the blessings they shower on us
when they ihnl we've saved their things.
They go running around, wringing
their hands and crying: 'Everything's
lost! Everything's lost!' and ihe-n
when the lire is out, we lead thom back
and show them their things, as dry as a
chip under the covers, anil—-well, say-
there isn't anything lhey wouldn't do
for us! Half the time they're not Insured, nnd it isn't our business tflpro**
tOOl people who are nut: but we're not
supposed to know everything and our
orders are to protect, property first nnd
find out whether It is Insured afterwards; and it is not our built, if we save
the little all of a lot of poor creatures
who half the lime haven't, a change of
clothes lo their hack. You bet, we get
to wtirk just as quick in a tenement
house fire as in n big house on Fifth
avenues and we do the same work hi
hntli places, no matter whether it'a for
the rich or the poor."-Charles T. lllll,
In St. Nicholas.
Tin* HI her Our,
There ure iishe- comparatively com
mon ihat it Is almost Impossible to keep
alive iii captivity, or even to make eap-
live without Injury. Amnnglhrseistlu-
stiver gar. This fish is found '» eon.
siderabte numbers in these waters in
summer; in southern waters It Is com'
mon. It attains a length of two feet, Is
extremely   slender   anil   spindling   In
form, ami iis bead nnd jaws nre pretty
nearly a quarter of its length, thc jaws
tapering almost lo a point. It is liable when captured to do injury in the
net cither to the tip of the long jaws or
to some pari of tti, sjopdor hotly. It is
accustomed to swimming near the surface, in well-aerated water. Silver gar
taken InOrnvcsend bay, though handled
with lhe greatest of care, have tlied li
fore they could be got to the aquarium
in Hi is olty. The silver gar Is very different from the hardy, bony gnr, of
which there nre several specimens now
at the aquarium.—N. Y. Sun,
(■unit*  4 oiiHiitin-il   In   Phi-Ik.
Paris consumes yearly   more,  than
0,000,000 head of game, according to
the Daily Messenger of Paris, This Includes 870,000 hares, l,f}tB,000 lark, 4*fg,i
000 partridges, 12,000 deer, 824,000 qnnll,
IT.r.,llilO thrushes and blackbirds, 86,000
pheasants, 38,000 woodcocks, 11,000
snipe and (1,000 crake.   No notice is here
taken nf game ihat is smuggled into
the city.- N. Y. Sim.
Cranbrook
Bakery s S
A. CHARTRAND & BRO.
(Successors to R. S, McNeil)
We hnve the only brick
ovcu in Cranhrook now
in operation, nml the
quality of onr bread is
lirst cluss. Will deliver
to uny purt of the lown.
Give Us a Trial Order
C. L. HILLIARD,
General
Blacksmith
CRANBROOK, B.C.
G. R. LEASK
Late nl Tomato
Contractor >** Builder
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PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS
FURNISHED FREE OF CHARliE
Those roiitpmnltithiK hnlhlliiu will do well to let
ine Utiure oo tliu contracts.
Cranbrook, British Columbia
Parrott Bros.
...Dealers ill...
ssFeedss
uud
Farm S Produce
Hay and Oats
On linnd at all times.
Call nnd see us	
Van Home avenue, between
Commercial and Royal hotels
HORSESHOEING,    MINING WORK
and GENERAL REPAIRING.
WAGON   WOOD-WORK
Promptly Attended tc.
Sing Lee
Proprietor of the
Vancouver
 Laundry^
The new building west of The
Herald office. The best of
work. Call and see him. His
prices ure the lowest.
Leave your order to get
Your Yard Cleaned
Or Freighting of any kind at
Toronto Clothing Store.
Prompt Attention. S. J. MARSH,
Prices Moderate. Freighter
The Cranbrook
Stationery Store
Carries a complete
liue of	
Stationery
Cigars
Tobacco
Novelties
Also a Circulating Library.
Good Reading for Little Money.
Opposite Cranbrook hotel.
Spokane Falls & Northern Ry.
Wood and Freight.
J. H. McMULLIN
CltANimOOK, n. 0.
Is Prepared to Furnish Wood
and Deliver Same Promptly on
order. Well seasoned and cut
lo stove length.
FREIGHTING AND HAULING
Of all kinds will receive prompt
attention.
Nelson & Fort Shcppard Ry.
Red Mountain Ry.
Tbe only rail route without change ot cart
between Nelson and Rossland and
Spokane and Rosslaud.
(DAILY.)
i,«ivo r.j-jo a, 111.   NHI.SON    Arrive r,M p. m
"    rj:U3    "    IKISSI.ANlt      "      11.90   "
"     s.;ll) n. 111.  tU'OKANIt 11.10 p. 111
Train unit loaves Nelson nt fl.20 n. m. makps
olnso ennitootlona al simkano fur all riiclllc
Count points.
PassollKcrs for Kettle Itiver and Hmiliillliy
(Jrcok conned at Marcus Willi singe daily.
0. U. DIXON, (I. I'. It T. A„
SMUins, Wasla
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East Kootenay
3 Hotel 3
T. T. Richards
Proprietor ::: :::
J, This hotel lias been refitted ami refurnished.   The table
# is the best,    Satisfactory rates given regular boarders.
£ Baker Street       :-:       :-:       :-:        Cranbrook, B. C.
Royal hotel,
THOMAS WELLMAN, Prop'r.
Finest Wines, Liquors and Cigars.
First Qass in Every Respect.
CRANBROOK ST. CRANBROOK, B. C
J. LEASK, S THE TAILOR
The Best Stock, Ihe Most Satisfactory Prices, and
First-Class Work.     Repairing Neatly Executed.
MAKES SUITS THAT FIT
niiwu^
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T. A. Creighton,
The Grocer.
Have you seen his stock ?   It includes the best of everything,
j       fresh and up to date.
Notions, Furnishings, etc.
Fruit, Fish and Oysters.
The housewlle and the bachelor should deal wilh him,   It will pay them.
The Cranbrook
Lumber Co.
Saw and Planing Mills
::AT
CRANBROOK, B. C.
-AU.   KINDS   OF	
Rough and
Dressed Lumber,
Dimension Lumber,
Shingles and
flouldings.
IN STOCK OU MADE TO ORDER.
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Arrived this week at	
"The -^Emporium"
...A Carload Of...
CHOICE MEATS, CANNED QOODS, TEA, COFFEE,
STAPLE and FANCY GROCERIES.
See our E. & D. Wheels,
THE BEST.
New Raymond Sewing.*
Machines always in „*,.•*
stock    Jt    jt    jt     jt
Another Shipment of Dry Qoods,
Ladies: Blouses, Belts, Blouse .*
Sets, Skirts, Undershirts, Zyph-
ers, Dress Qoods, Trimmingsjl^t
Ties, Rugs, Squares and Carpets
 Sherlock & Bremner	
California : Wine : Co.  J
....NELSON, B. C.
Best Brands Wines, Liquors and Cigars
Mail Orders Receive Prompt Attention
Crows Nest Pass
$5 t^n Coal _ Coke
J. H. LAIDLAW,
Agent for East Kootenay.
rilNING BROKER. Cranbrook, B. C.
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M. Mclnnes g Co.
Wholesale and Retail...
BUTCHERS
Fernie, Wardner,
Cranbrook,
Fort Steele,
Moyie. '
A        x ON ASI1KSTUS
SOMt L.l.>'-t1 UPON HOW LONG IT HAS
BEEN  IN  USE
A Man With ii Mint- nt lnfiiitiinflta
«.»..„,,..,!,..H \in.tlifr Whn Knew All
Alx.in lln- Mln-M-nl. ltut Whu Wmli
Sot Tnltt* a Tempting ■•!.
. n elderly tnun. with ii gray mua-
tiuii" limited up from a plate of spa*
gli* ;;i wilt clj he wuh eating in a rcatau*
lani ami spoke to three others
'Say In* said, "whut do yon peoplo
kii"\v iitmiit iisbi'stnsV
Two of hiH companions pri-aer-red 11
modewt silence, bnt tlm third, who wus
A little man spoke np
"I know all abont asbestos," he aald.
•liu. ehY queried the man with the
fl'iu^lieUi mi bin platt! "Then how
luii*.: a tt been in nsi'f
"Woll said the little man. hesitatingly  "pnips* HO yearn '
"Yuu re nway off Of courso you
di'in t know tbat Churlemagne had nn
aahcatna tablecloth Y'
"Who h ChurlonmgnoT'
"Well an id tlm elderly man.
"Clmrluumgno wna Icing of the Franks
Mill emperor of the Unman** about 1,100
yearn ago lit' waa u ureal lighter und
owned an uaheidua talileeloth
"Don't believo it,' Hiiid the little
mnn "I novot beard of uahcstiu until
tlu-tVntenninl '
"Well, CharlomagtiQ bad the cloth
oil right Hiiid the eUerly mun "Ho
n-i'lI to uatoKiah Ute frtonda from the
Interior by throwing the tablecloth
min llm tin- after dinner, and of cuiirae
tt 'lulu t burn AwbcHtiia beeamu quite.
tailiiniiable ufter tbut for towels tuid
ii ipcniH It Haved laundry bill* All a
u;aii e wife bad to do wiih to throw the
W"i-k v wind) Into the stove aud it oamt
out its l-i* ui an chalk
'Say suid the little man. tncred-
Tilim.-ly "do yon think you cuu -string
un* line that T*
'it aao declared the elderly man.
•'Lint of course yon never hoard that
It* niitiiiiu 'Frunklin had an aabestus
purse?
"No Had hei' naked the little man.
•with a sneer
•of ennrae he bad, He took it over
to England with him and anld it to a
man iu Uloomsbury. London, for a big
(mm
"1 suppoae,' said the little mun
With u wink, "that the Englishman
•wiih a friend of youra. und ynu know
bis name
"No replied the first man, "1
never saw liim bnt he wus culled Sir
lIuiiH Sl<>unt- and be had u museum.'
"Dime museumf grinned the little
man
"Nut a bit of it, ' smiled thu eldeily
Dian good natnredly "It was a sure
enough museum, and us a matter of
(net it constituted the nucleus of the
British mnseuui 1 dare nay that Ben
laitnn Franklin's asbestos purse is there
yet
Tbe little man looked a little crest
fallen bnt the elderly man consoled
hi ni
"Don t worry." he said, "there are
lots of people besides yourself who nre
■hy on knowledge regarding asbestos.
It waan t much used during recent oen*
tune**. In 1070 an usbestus baudker
cliief was shown to the Royal society
a? a great curiosity by Dr Plot, who
had bought it from a traveler on hia
return from China They called it aula
ma tiller •> wool Dr Pint saturated the
handkerchief with oil and threw it into
a tierce charcoal lire The oil burned
ot! bnt the handkerchief remained in
tact Tin* fellows of the society were
much Interested and wero not greatly
surprised when the price of liabestUS in
Chinese Turtary was quoted at ♦41)0 a
Chinese ell which Isn't much more
than an English yard It's likely thut
the price bad risen since the days nf the
ancients, Tor those old fellows had big
sheets of nabestna which they wound
an ui ml corpses before cremating them.
"That s a long time ago. said tho
littlo man spntentimisly
"Welt continued tho elderly man,
•'if yon waut to come down to later
fears there was a book published in
London 40 years ago. giving accounts,
among oilier t Id ims. of remarkable ex
pertinents previously mado at Milan, in
Italy by the Cbevulier Aldim. who had
tisiit asbestos tn the construction of a
ami of tireproof armor Tho coverings
for anus legs and body wero of heavy
cl'tti which tun) been snuked in a
ettntig solution of alum The helmet,
gauntlets and Stocking* were of asbes-
tltS Then there was an overdress, cov
•ring ihe body thighs nud feet, of wire
gauze -ii meshes to the ill eh With
this armor uu. men stood on a big
gridiron over a biasing Are for ten min
tiles  and buried their  heads iu piles of
burning hay ami shavings, but never
tlielessthey ciniln out uuhtirinod They
aim* bundled Imrs of white hot iron
and did other things which seemed
. quite itiiracnloiia That was over 40
years ngo
"Well said tbo little man. "it's
bind to believe that for several bun
dieds of thousand* of years ihe world
was xo full of champs tlmt there wasn't
room fnt a man smart OOOOgh to utilize
Iriawtua Ou the whole. I gness I'll no
uii don bt log
"All right ' returned tho elderly
man "I ve got $A.0Q0 that say** I'm
rit-iit Perhaps your doubts are strong
tniungb to uphold a bet of liu against
it
Bnt the little man wouldu't bet-
New Vork Times
The m< ) i'he> ti< i.m.
Statistics m regard tu the amount of
money brought io this country by Euro
pran Immigrants show that the Herman
is Uie richest with nn uverage of
|.i'.' 110 while tlie Englishman is a close
Second, with $.Vi The French man has
"*'.", ill and the Belgian f4.Y while the
Irishman briugs but fin. the Russian
• W (10 and the Italian (10
Probably the Italian takes more back
to bis native land however, than uny
of tbu others---Kew York Tribune.
O D£a CERTH
First Mm luruiiHMl i" su** IM
Or Wllhl -  lli-.llM.HMt Kt la klHt
Coinu u ww inni winsome ilnng.
Winmi tut ruled I -.iiiiiii'! Hinit
Muit ni ■anisniii unit ui nir
ijiiuint mnl siuiej trii' mihI tinr,
Been ihimi'jii mtsi ut stilden hast.
Witb a he tlmi nuthinit is
Uul an t'Vfi lu-ainu l-iss
tint ti ii sours ol |iii*ttj wiles
Ami un armory nt Slut lot
Eyes nun xlitKit -i iiiimsiiml RlAnre*
QilU'lltjr tlmn tliu NiuillKlit iliwu'Utt;
Dewy aym ul million innili.
Eyes nut wholly usi-u (n r-irlb.
Thai eany witli toad delight
Winn imi frinn duller idfttit
Ask Iter wli-u Hint vision Im;
sin- will laugh iiUnid tor kIo»
Lovin-* id -In- *i|ilt*i herself,
Pretty little, prankina «lti
And she loves llie. therefore I
biiii* (h r uruise i-iiirnnlij
—From "Pouiiih." i»v v. a uuiuruiRt*
MATRON  AND MAID I l>\^[[\  IS DECAYTSO
A \ymite of Streeti.
Tlio stout girl and tho slender girl
snot and kissed fervently.
"What an awful wastol" said lhe
Stuart yenng mnn. being sew.
"ConId he have been speaking of
meV" asked tin slender girl dejectedly
— Indianapolis Journal.
.*. Cui-rful ('Ittsen,
When  a  mun   ni.bltniilly wears a
nightcap, you can bu reasonably .rare
that IT yon lend him n book ho will put
a papar cover on it before Ito reads it
and return it to yotl without injury.—
Boiuorvillo Journal,
MEXICO'S QUEEREST   CITY
i ntm-i-i*.   Nn   Knnteil   llrcaun**   II   Wai
the Stronghold nf It nb ber a,
Hii'tii. tulles iim; cast uvr  thu moan
tains from Uaiomu station, on the Musl
an .Niitlniiiil railroad, is tbe city of thnt
naiae. n city uluim whose ttveo wtiuliii-4
itrueta neither wngon nor curt neither
4tagu nor hus, nor any other wheeled vi>
lllulu was ever ktlOWtl to pass  nil hmi-jli It
lias ofton boosted ol a population ot io
mu souls
Thu olty takes its namo tromonoe holng
tiu> stronghold nnd thu |in>--erty ot a band
'i fourteen ot thu must itariiifr des]ieniUi
i.iii','i-n>us unit  tiiii-cussiui   robbers that
aver ia nl tribute on minis ul Muxleo
I'liey discovered anil lor ninny years work
ill the rloh deposits ot silver that abound
in tlilBuntlruaoationof theooitntry du|sm
'ts the value  ol   which, II   current ro|Sirt
Du true, for hundreds ol years outrivaled
ilia mythical riches relntetl of ophir
*ttmnge to relate, every piece ot mitehtnury
very poutiil uf freight nnd every isuwun-
:cr to mid I nun Can are m transportuil to
lay, as tor centuries past, ult her on tha
nocks of ini'ii or mules
Catoruu is one nl tlio most ink-rcstm**,
(ilaoea in Mexico Hero an- round the eus-
totns of Mexico in their purity untllTeeted
hy thu tulluenee nt tho stranger DlttleulB
if iiucuas, the town can be reached only by
inirsellack or mi iimt Untoruu hus seldom
been vlalfcd by any except those inakina
business trips The ride up the mountain*]
into tho town is something, once accomplished, always to la* romemlHirod. partly
from Its element or pumuial peril but
more because  or  tliu  beauty or  the In-nl
<cape enuouutehxl at every turn Glancing
down aa you near your journey's end, you
■nti'h a gleam of thu white walls or U>*
t'a'orei; outllniil mininst the screen of the
mountain side Thousands of feet below
•shimmer tho waters or a mountain stream.
i'he shift inj.* coloring of the mountains as
ilf<*ht and shade chase each uthur over their
rugged oxpansu. thu browns and greens of
iho valley below and thu hills in thu hazy
distance are "'beautiful exceedingly
The I teal do Untoreo is built on the suit
of a ravine near the top of tho range, aud
litis a varying population of from s.lmiu to
iii.oiiiJ. as the mines are paying well or
poorly Here mv found all varieties of
silver ore from ciirbonati*s to refractory
nro assaying $15,000 to tho ton Catorce
has a lino cathedral richly decorated, and
a pretty plaza, tho only level spot ln thu
place To uso a railroad phrase. It is a
combination of cut and llll. so thnt to
tumble Into It on one sido and out on thu
uthor would ho extremely disastrous Tho
-treets are neatly paved and run up and
lown hill, many id them at un atiKlu of -15
dogma Altogether this is one of (ho
-.how plocuauf Mexico.—Modern Mexico
It  ( iinliln't   Ili>  Done.
An individual witli considerably mnro
tong power than was agreeablu to his
huanirs was hawking lish the other moro
nig tn a northern town
•Fine fresh Iterrln—-fower a pottny. he
mnred in a fashion that made the windows
rattle
A woman approached thi harrow and
eyed the lish with a certain amount if
suspicion which considering thuctruutn
-itaiiri's  was imi uiltiatunil
Aix* thuy (rush?   shuduiuandod. with a
MlSplClllUS Sll III
■'lhey it lower a penny mum." was
tiie guarded reply
■ Y>'s   rus|Minded theotherwlth a touch
d snn-astu.     I ihllik   I   card   yer  say   ->o
Out an* lhey Ire-di*-'
• For aught I know. mum. thoy la "
■When wnr they uotchedT'
This was t'Hi mueh and adopting the
•atrmsttostylunl hisguoatlntiQr ihobawkur
'cplic.1
'lldi't say for sartAtll, mum     I applied
tor the birth nu death stlflcatool every lish
in   lhe barrer. but  at   tower  a  penny   ll
simply couldn't he done1
■•'Kruyaru    Kower a penny, herrla"
•London Answers
l.ner IllriU.
The "mound   lowls   of   Anstrnlla nnd
Now iiuinca Donstruol mounds ol decayed
leaves lur their  nests     In these the Bggl
are laid and covered over with tho same
material The warmth ongendorvd by the
docoutnosltloa of the jenvosoauaesthe e-^n
to hatch, and the yonng in due time bur
row their way out to lifo and the open air
Those birds nm regarded n* the laciest of
ail the feathery kingdom
Next to them oomos the common black*
bird ol America fur Isslnuss These black*
birds never build noatsof their own, Oul
lay thoir eggs in thu ia--i-.it other birds
and leave them to bo hatched by foster
iiiutlicrs     This Is nn unfortunate- Impost
tion on the smaller birds, us the black*
jtrd'c young ts so large when iin,t hatched
that lies sin crowds the smaller birds out
uf Iho nest and has it all to hliiiselt
A II mir 1 until.
•'How do you acuuuni for this, ma'aml"
And In- held aloft a lumpol coal which ho
had just dtii* out from tin- strlnln steak
The landlady slightly Hushed
'I   ftUplsiKC  the  |mor cows Bomotlntos
stray along the railroad track    she said
Hut you mustaiimit thaateak is tender
ileihuni|s'd ihecnal wuh his kmtu
' VeSi     hu wmi  harshly      'locnillOtlVS
tender
And the meal progressed insllonoe.—
Cleveland Plain Dealer
Quite it Ulffrrente.
Mo says onu rule ul his llio has been to
keep his conscience clear
<lh surely ynu iiiisiiiidersioodr
Why  whnt do you think he said?'
Probably that the one great nilool hla
nre was to keep clear ol bis conscience '-
t'htcatto Post
A physician calculates that tt takes
nighttimes the streiinth to go upstairs
that is required fur thu sumo distance ou
thu level
Beauty may bo only skin deep, hut it
invariably manages to got a seat iu •
crowded cat.-—Kit-Mug*
Heart leai.
"I have here." said the caller, who
entered the sanctum with threo bows
and a wavo of his hand, "a few littl*
poems that I jotted down in leisure mo
menta. just for my own amusement"
Tho editor looked them ovor "Wish
onr renders were as easily amused ub
yon are," ho snapped. "Good day. "—
Detroit Free Press.
nm Nut In Time For llreukfimt.
When thero are four girls in a family
ranging from 14 down to 8, the 14-yi'iir*
old i:irl gets to be quit" an expert hair*
dresser in time.
Mrs Adelaide II Toooer u prudent al
the Snrusis olub of Springfield, Uu The
club was founded it. 18BH and has nnw iw
members
Ure Leonard Wood, wife of thc military
governor of Santiago, is orguolalng there
a branch of thoSoaloty For tho Prevention
of Cruelty to Animals
Mrs. Hi-njainin Harrison Will BOOOmpany
h"i- husband when the ex-presldont inn's
abroad this spring in tho Interest of ths
Vemtzuolnn eouunlssloa
"Kldrcss Dorothy" Dargin, the head of
the Shaker omnmunlty near Concord, N
H.. who died recently, had been the head
of the settlement for nearly DO years.
Mrs. .1 11. u Bond of Chicago waa odd
of the lirst nurses sent out by the British
government 00 active duty, and has many
medals given to her for heroic service on
the Held of battle.
Mrs. Ann Taylor of Philadelphia, who
has just died at the ngO of   101 years, was
tho daughter of Jacob Ludwlok who fought
under Washington In tha Hovolutionary
war. Her husband was one of the de
fenders of Bultltnoro in tho war of islii.
Lady Itandolph Churchill, who wns
Miss Jerome of   New   Vork. Is about to
start a quarterly inagaslno in London,
which will bu something like tho yellow
book, enlarged and amplified with par
tlcularly  lln**  illustrnliniin  and   binding
Each number is t4i cost a guinea,
Ure. White, wife  of  the Amorlrnn em-
bossador at Berlin, temporarily laid aside
hut* iiit'iirinii'.'. according to oivstom, the
othor day to attend a court roooptlon by
the omporor and umpross of Germany
Mrs. White Is in IllOUmlngfor her mother,
wife of   I'resident   McQlllof Swarthiuore
college, who died laat year.
Mrs. McOumbor, wife of the senator
elect, was formerly n resident of Fargo,
where she was employed as assistant manager of tho Western Union telegraph ofllce,
While still Miss Jennie Schornin-,-, she wns
transferred from Fargo to the Wahpctori
ollice, where Attorney McCumber wooed
and won her, and sho Is now the mother
of two children.
A teacloth wild to be highly prized by
Lady Our/.on has the names of all her titled Londun acquaintances embroidered
upon it. It Is, of course, of the llnesc linen, but Is perfectly plain, with a deep
hemstitched border. Her friends have
written their names diagonally across tho
border, anil these she has had embroider'
ed in white cotton,
Miss Reel, daughter of thc speaker, Is
during her frequent visits to the capitol a
constant visitor at the sessions of tho
houso over which her father presides. She
nlways sits ln tho front row of the members'private gallery, and when adjournment time arrives is joined by Mr. Heed,
who accompanies her to the family apartments In the Shorehum.
WtETTV      WOMEN     ARE      GETTING
SCARCE,  SAYS A  PAINTER
SISTERLY CITIES.
Just ns soon ns Canada Is annexed Huf-
folo will bo put down on thu maps as East
Detroit.—Detroit Journal.
Boston's Old South meeting house needs
a new roof. So don few of Huston's eminent statesmen.—New York Press.
We Infer from  tho   court proceedings
thnt plnywrltlng nnd pork packing ure
about neck and neck out lu Chicago.
Washington Post.
The highest structure yet erected tn New
Vork is the latest estimated tax rate. It
fairly looks down on tall towers and sky
■craping piles.—Huston Globe.
Philadelphia now comes to tho front
with a Svongatl, but he la not necessarily
a premier hypnotist. It's easy to throw
Philadelphia!!* inlo a trance— St. Louis
Republic.
Buffalo thinks she call engineer an ox
position In I'.iou that will put Detroit com
pletoly in tho shade, a possible consuiuma
tion   which  Cleveland   will  regard  with
serene   Indifforeuco, — Cleveland   Plain
Dealer.
St. Louis Is boasting about tier low
death rate. Of course Chicago claims tlmt
this is duo to thu fuet that people go awny
from St. Louis When  they get siek, being
ashamed to be caught dead in thai • lev
—Cleveland Leader.
WRITERS AND PAINTERS.
Thomas Balloy Aldrich Is said to be tho
beat groomed literary man in the country
W. S. Gilbert, thu librettist, Is said to
have so little ear for music that ho i.uiliot
distinguish harmony from discord.
Mile   Rosa   Bonheur, the painter, so
well known as a lover of animals, now
and again holds ■receptions" of the pets
of her friends.
Mark Twain was so popular in Vienna
thnt n young sculptor there modeled a
bust of him by stealth, and it is now on
public exhibition in lhat city.
Novelist Ilenty has written something
like 50.lilHi.U0U words dining his literary
career. That means more than •1,000
words a day SW days lu thu year for 20
years.
William M, Chase, the successful artist,
was atone timo so poor as to he able to
eat only bread and eh.-cso. "Rvoil my
canvas and colors," he says, "wero supplied hy my follow students."
AGUINALOO.
Agulnaldo should settle down and begin lo get his war reminiscences in shupo
for the magazines. —Washington Star.
It Is only a t|uustluti nf tl until Agulnaldo will  bo starring this country with
his lecture on "How It Keels to Be Spank*
cd by l'nele Sinn "-- I'ltisluirg News.
Proio-sor Wilson, o f the members of
thc Plllllpplnu commission, is an eminent
ornithologist, As soon ns tho commission
makes Ita report we will probably know
What kind of a bird Aguiii.-ldo really Is,—
Minneapolis Journal.
During the Philippine rebellion Spain
offered (isn.OOt) for Agulnahlu's head, lie
may bunxiHiOtod now lo claim llial in Itch
from the Tinted States for Interfering mid
so changing conditions that he could not
deliver   Ills  head  and   gel tin)  $8(1,000.—
Council HI ii lis N'nnpnrull,
POLITICAL QUIPS.
Ono reason why the senatorial deadlocks continue Is  that   no Ohio men havu
ns yet uppcured In any of thom.—Chicago
News
Thero Is somo g<Ksl even In o deadlock.
It keeps legislatures frum devoting all
their lime to making laws.—Norfolk
Landmark,
When tho "gentleman from Ohio" Is
recognized In tho next United States senate, about a dozen of him will respond.—
Toledo Blade.
The only way to euro tho long winded**
ncss of tho senate Is to compel every senator to listen to aU nf hla follow ticuntors'
spoeohes,
Tlie Atment Dodge.
Fnzzy—They say that Paddlst has
become a Christian Scientist nnd is
successfully giving tho absent treatment
Wuzzy-— 1 gnesa that's so. He borrowed $.10 from me a month ngo, and
whenever 1 call to ask fer It ho's out—*
Now Yorlt Tribune.
Theory Frilled llim,
"Yes, hu had it bad Went round ar-
gntti that there was no such thing as dis
ease, and stioorln at duath."
"What's huduln now)1"
'Tho Inst-1 seen or him ho was drlvln a
hoarse."—Cleveland Plain Dealer,
AmnnK the Hi-nrj.ni* lie • ■*lu*i* Are
Oii-mlisil) and Athletics—Stiym Wo>
Men Fnll tn Knurl-tli Itenuty tu*
Uan •••» Not to Care Tor It.
•The Dotted Status in the past Iim
years has certainly produced ft greater
Dumber ol handsome Women than nay
Other civilized country but unfortunate
ly. since feminine beauty dalles statistics
we have tm Qguros tuoomparuon thu sub
ject. for iill that I ho standard ul beaut-.
amoiiK our women gmws lower ever)
year said a New Vork portrait painto*
whose work is known from tbe Atlantic t<
the Paollle
"There an a number ul reasons to is*
rited as responsible for the exlntuneunl
this condilioii. ho said -One uf the
most puteptreasons, 1 think Lsthuaban
lute Indlfforonooof tho nineteenth century
and espuol&lty tho American man tn
physical perfection in womankind
"Kveli Hi years ago they WB1U vastljf
■urt sensitivetolts liilliienceatid intcn-st
ed In Us phases    Young follows hall ai-en
tury back nud poetry, nourished romautle
dreams, wore their hair about then* ears
and Indited versos, in Imitation of Byron
to dark eyed Inez, ami golden haired Hei
en   !■ airy forms, olosterlng ringlets, azure
orhs. etc.    lllttod   through   their dreams
and the woman whoso appearance tallied
in a measure with these standards was
reverenced and adored as the ideal sweet
heart and wife
"He did not care a rap whether I net
could read Greek or not or understood a
word of parliamentary law but ho did do
light over her blushes, her swan throat
and alabaster shoulders, and the portrait
painters of that duy prove, beyond a
doubt, that sho possessed most of those
charms tn un abundance we dou't see uny
longer
"Nowadaysthe girl whosetsout to rule
In society by virtue of a lovely faoe
and liguro Is apt to (Ind herself queening
It over a very few masculine subjects I
don't know whether the men or the worn
en are to blame for this change, but eer
tain it Is that no matter if she be as subtly
graceful as Cleopatra, as fair as Helen uf
Troy, sho will havo no swalmiudorliig her
for those gifts of nature alono What thi1
modern man now admires Is a lively miss
whoso tongue rattles as brisk a measure
as castanets, who has a epontanoous ready
laugh, who can make golf balls sing
through the air, who is full of grit and go
and jokes, who is not nfrald to put a ckgn
retto between her lips, who Is. ln short, a
jolly good fellow If her foot aro small
herwalstusnugclrcle, hur eyes bright nnd
her clothes in tho height of fashion, sho is
a belle and easily passes muster as a beau
ty whoso claim nobody disputes All the
poetry and tho novels of the day proclaim
the supremacy of tills littlo lady The
oovolists uo longer bother to tell you
whether thoir heroines aro fair or not; no
body cares. Heroines who hnvo an inllu
ence, liko the chic women who rule in so
ciety. don't rest on any such laurels as
luxuriant tresses, snowy necks und pearly
teeth Those wore tho weapons of women
of another time, both ln books and In real
life
"Today If a womnn must hnve ndmlra
tion she either goes lu for athletics nr
learning or she dresses her darling, viva
clous, littlo self up in Paris gowns, und
thus earns hor belleship Whether she
docs this becuuBo Bho prefers to be athletic
and learned and what not else to hur old
power—beauty—or whether shu has grasp
ed at thein as substitutes for her lost und
irretrievable loveliness I don't vouch It
is enough to say that they aro bound to
suffice and every oao is apparently happy
except tho nrtlsts anil sculptors, who tlnd
It harder and harder every year to secure
proper models
"All those, however, arc not the prime
reasons for tho decuy of beauty Men are
philosophic and havo learned to estimate
mental over physical charm, chiefly bo
cause the new woman has not much beau
ty to offer Thero is a notion prevalent
among the gentler sex thut lt is very fool
tsh to waste time nourishing her bodily
charms, tbut there ure more important
callings In this world Having decided tu
underestimate this grent gift Bhe is as
busy as possible destroying it
"Sho is doing tt by overstudy for one
thing In payment for her book learning
she Is contracting her chest, extinguishing
tho limpid light in her eyes and bleaching
her cheeks In payment for her treiuun
dous athletics sho is growing horny palmed
with heavy muscles, ruining the contours
of her limbs, her complexion Is weather
beaten and her hair is rough In society
sho overwhelms her strength with so many
duties and pleasures and such extravagant
rich food that sbe Is the victim of gout
nerves neiirulgiu and dyspepsia, and 111
health has sapped her color, spoiled her
figure and aged her before her timo
"To sum up my argument I would con
elude that the whole course of oureivtll
zation is against the growth of feminine
beauty Men no longer care for It and
women no longer nourish lt The typical
American girl, if she Is pretty, has every
generation a shorter period of bloom Hy
tbe time sho Is 'iu when really sho should
be in all tho vital splendor of ripe lovoll
ness. sho It growing either very thin or
very fat, her hair is getting dry. harsh
and scant, her skin pale and wrinkled In
faco shu is fading, and by 40 she ts resign
ed to Hppcur Ilko an old woman
"Her daughters naturally will enjoy a
shorter period of bloom and earlier sue
cunib to the blight that our elaborate
modern food, close, hot houses, sedentary
way of lifo and mental exertions Invar!
ably bring There may bu somo «u:i*n
souls who are (-iilte content to see our
women s beauty tako wings, but In thc
long run nut higher education noi* goit
championships win repay tho sweethearts
and wives of tho future for tlie loss ot na
tores glorious gift, and thu world is go
Ing to he a voider and harder placu to live
In for tint toss of the pretty woman '-
New York letter iu Cincinnati Cummer
clal Trlbuuo
!andini7<   I STUKY OF .A VIOLIN.
SU**.'n"
lb" IH-MMure Meeker* Were Mori
Msnteroaa   I h*u   (kurrbiurrt.
Would you lik« to know how the poo
pie of London observed their Sunday
lad years ago 1 The churches were open
of course, and there were two services
in every one. and in Boms there were
three: also the responsible and respectable citizen tool* his family to church
is n matter of course.
He made his a], .entices go to church
as well and demanded the text wlieu
• hey came home as a proof of attend
mice Alas, be little kuew that the
boys weie lurking all tlie morning, unci
when the congregutton came out stopped the old women and got the text
from them'
However, those who went elsewhere
formed the majority The fields round
the town were filled with companies of
men. called rural societies, who rambled ubout all the morning and dined
together at a tavern The high constables Went their rounds among the villages pretending to prevent profanation
. of the day. but they wero squared by
■ the publicans
Informers were about threatening
publicans, barbers and greengrocers for
carrying on trade on the Snnday morning unless they paid a little blackmail
A shilling was understood to meet the
case. Barbers sent their apprentices on
Sunday morning to shave the prisoners
in the Fleet for nothing, so that they
might get practice.
Children were baptized after afternoon service, and a supper was given
afterward to celebrate thu occasion. At
this supper the nurse, it waa allowed,
could blamelessly get drunk.
The beadles of churches were hribed
by beggars to let them sit on the steps
and ask charity of the congregation
coming out. It wus thu best business of
lhe week. The rails before the houses
of gentlemen were crowded with beggars.
When the ladies got home ufter
church, they did not disdain to slap
their servant if dinner was delayed.
Tin.' fields between the Tottenham court
road and tho Foundling hospital were
tho resort of the sporting fraternity,
who were assembled to enjoy the innocent diversions of duck hunting and
cat hunting, with prizefighting, quur*
terataff, wrestling and other sports.
The pleasure guldens wen* open all
day long. People crowded to them in
the oarly morning foi breakfast ati-4
staid ull dny At 2 there was an ordinary, in thu afternoon uml evening an
organ recital; thero was tea iu the alcoves, and in the evening there was
supper.
In the evening, when thoy reluctantly came away, wilh us much [much aa
they could hold, they formed themselves into bands for purposes of protection, while the footpads looked out
on the road fur single passengers, or,
haply, drunken passengers, whom it was
easy und a pleasure to rob.
And this wns the way of n Sunday
in June or July, 17110.—London Queen.
More hnpnrtnnt Than the Uresamnker.
Uf nil tho things that go toward obtain
tng satisfactory dressmaking we must not
lose sight of the carriage of a woman
which hns a wonderful voice in thu hang
ami swirl of her garments A woman
who throws her shoulders forward brings
about a mass ot wrinkle-* In the front of
her bodice, gives a rounded effect across
her buck and throws thu abdomen up and
out, making tho dress skirt short In (runt
nswell us detracting from tho length of
hor waist m front if In walking you will
hold your chin well in, with thu head
slightly thrown back, tho shoulders uud
abdomen will tnku care of themselves ar.d
recede to a natural position.—Mary Kath-
erlne Howard in Woman's Home Companion
Made It on the Gronnd.
He—I have not scon Jonea out hunt
Ing lately.
She—No; ho haa got concussion of
the brain.
He—How did ho do thnt?
She—Well, he nlways snid ho would
mako hia mark on tho hunting field I-
Judy.
Limited.
"Hnve yon heard thnt tlio colonel
hns been wumlcring iu his mind lately?"
"Renllyl Then ho won't have far to
go."— Judv.
JAMES COULDN'T IMAGINE.
A Storj- Tlml a Nctv York Cliili-rtiii-i-r.il
Telle About Herself.
Here la a good story which a clubwoman tells about herself.
"At one timo.' she says, "wc bad a
colored butler who staid with ns for
yenrs. nnd who admired my husband
immensely. Ho thought that Dr. H
wns u marvel ot manly beauty, ua well
as tho embodiment of ull thc virtues,
domestic, professional nnd otherwise
Of course I quite agreed with tlio butler on this point, hut the fuet is 1 sometimes pined to have him pass hia en-
thnsiustic compliments nronnd to tho
family nud not bestow them all on the
doctor. So one morning, when Dr. H
had just left the breakfast table and
wus eveu then to he seen, un imposing
picture, ua he stood on the front steps
drawing on hia gloves. I remarked to
James:
"'Dr. H. la a handsome man, isn't
ho?"
" *Yes, ma'am. 'Deed an he Ib.
ma'aml' with gratifying entbusiusm.
"Tbon. hoping to get a rise from
James, I ndded with an absentminded
air, us if I scarcely knew whnt I suid.
but wns jnst uttering my inmost
thoughts
" 'Hew in the world do you suppose
that such a handsome man us Dr. 11
ever happened to marry such a homely
womnn as I amf
"Woll, James just stopped short ond
rolled his eyes and shook his head as if
bo gavo it np.   Then bo ejaculated:
" 'Heaven knows, ma'aml* "—New
York Snn.
Light From Snicnr.
A phenomenon, the cause of which
has not yet been satisfactorily explained, was described at a meeting of the
Britisli association Disksof loaf sugar
were monnted on a lnthe and rapidly
rotated while u hummer played lightly
against them. An almost continuous
radiation of light was thus produced
from the sugar It was shown that the
light did not arise from heating of the
sugar, uud it is believed to be caused
by some change taking place in tho
sugar crystals. The net of crystallization is known to be sometimes accoin*
ponied by flushes of light The practical bearing of these experiments Is on
tho question of the possibility of obtaining artificial   liylit   by methods  us yet
■-itried.— Youth's Companion
A Poser.
Mrs. Jlbbins (after gazing on n globe
In n shop window)—Woll. nothing
won't pcrsuudu me but whut the
world's fiat
Mrs. Trimmins—Well. Murinr, if the
world's Hut. ow can yer account for
Averstock hill V—London Punch.
tVna Gathered   In.
Watkyns—What did yon sny to your
wife, anyhow, when you proposed 1
Bjones— Well— 1—er—well—thc fact
is, Mrs. Bjones wus a widow when I
married her. —Somerville Journal.
A Dleeoaravlnrc ■Ian.
"How Is your son gotting along with
his literary work, Mrs. Rockingham?"
"I don't beliovo he's mnking much
headway. Nobody ain't accused him of
stenlin nny of his writin's from nny-
body elso. 8o I guess they can't amount
to much."—Chicago Newa
Sll«hl MIsatiprebensloD.
Rembrandt Dnubbe—May 1 paint
your ptuturesqno old barn, sir?
Farmer Jones—Oo ahead, sonny, but
I'd n dnrn sight rather ye'd point do
henhouse. It needs it most—New York
Journal.
ONt    FOB   WMiUM    FABULOUS   SUMS
HAD  BEEN  OFF-ERED
|h- -i-M-rr tllaelVHQrc Thai Wai Mnde
H I.i-.! Ih Ik lln re Old Innlrnuient
nml Its <»nii-r Were ('nnittii in n
I   'i ilriinil  Mimal>  I p.
-Mnoiifi tin- lallucios tenaciously clung
tit t.i iH-ranis who fancy themselves to be
 ii "i what is called the "artistic
li ' is  'in   Im that one which  -mrtrays
tt* -iM,i ui num as an Invariable aerub
t. it coiuua to business propositions,'
■ a a a well known Washington violinist
'I his is an amiable delusion whleh 1 nro
ai ■ ui i«j pum-ture to some small extent by
ii in-- a story ot very recent occurrence
ii- ii its 11 iut lo. with the details of which I
a |ier(eetly familiar It's n story of n
\i un ami of thu genuinely gifted owner
then-wi
T w mall ih and has been for ths post
V" viitrs or so ono of the finest of Amerl
can viultutats lb* is a Bostonlnn and has
lived in Iloston all nf his life, except when
ht1 ha* been concert touting tbe country
mill he gnvo that u|i some years ncn lli-
.- i mnn nt flue family and bu traces hi*
Hiicestry very directly Indeed back to the
Mnylluwer nnd beyond There has beou
•i violinist tn his family ever since the
Mnylluwer got over r^this aide, and ateo n
violin Tin- violin orought over by the
Mnylluwer [imgenlturof tho Mnasachusetti-
family was a guanine unit very valuable
Sirndlvnrlus In fact it is one of tin
grout violins ol the world today It was
handed down by him to his eldest mn
w hum he mode Into a violinist nnd thu*
tninsmitlcd I rum sin- to son. going nlways
io ilu* son who ox hi bt tod iho greatest aptl
tuili' tor the violin
'It fell Into the hands ol this BoStOI
violinist of whom I am spunking mon
than ;10 years ago, when he was nyminp
[ail It was a beautiful Instrument In iin
isti and its tone was magnificent it wm
thu one heirloom ul the family regardlup
which the greatuat amount of space wo*
consumed in thu many wills made by nt-
owners since the oarly days of Massoohti
fiitis. and it has tuvn cared   for   through
out its long life—well, as :#i orchid i>
cared for during its short life Fabuloui-
sinus were ottered for It by grtat Kiiro-ie.iii
violinists who came to the United State-
early tn this century Olo Hull madean
uuni'iiiuus offer ior It upon his first visit
tn the United Stntes, ond ho wrote to the
lather oi tin* Boston violinist uncetulnglj
wuh regard to it from Buropo, renewing
und amplifying hhjoffars A dtol ear was
turned tu all of thoso otters It was In
(ctnled that the vlolln should always re
main with the descendants ot the man
who brought It over tu (he Mayllower
"Well, some time ago thla Uoston violin
Ist, while traveling irom Boston to New
Vork to take part in a concert, got into n
railroad smash up He was In the ileepei
at the time -t thocolltslnn, with his violin
alongside of hlm     Ho was pretty badl)
hurt iM-tutv  hu  not  out  oT  the  mass nt
wreckage, but nol completely disabled
When he found himself extricated and nn
onlooker at the wrecking proceedings, he
suddenly bethought him of his precloui
Stnul Hu had to be held to prevent him
from climbing linek on top of tbe wreck
to get at Ids Instrument Aftor seven ai
eight hours, during which he hunu about
the wreck like a crazy man. hts violin was
banded to him in its leather case Thi-
.•uso was crushed in The Uoston violin
Ist hnd the heurthn-ak of opening the cam
nnd of seeing his glorious butrumeni
crushed 111 lie took It back to Uoston
with hlm and carefully picked out the
pieces of tho wrecked violin Inside of it
up near tho neck he found pasted tome
writing, done very small and Une. tn th**
IH-uiiianshlp of the last, century and dntcd
17BU
'This bit of writing was a confession
It stated that this was not the great Stnul
that hail been brought over in the May
llower The writer, who had inherited
thu violin before the middle of thu lost
century, had been hard up fur money, the
pasted note went on to say So on one ot
his KunaM'an trips h- t'...'l a precise dupli
cutuof his glorious Htnul made In Italy
by an accomplished violin counterfeiter
The genuine Stnul he had sold to a gnat
French violinist, and this instrument was
but a perfect duplicate—a replica With
thu statement that he could not die and
hand down Ui posterity a perpetual frnud
tliu writer of the pasted note went on to
say thut hu had hadthetrpof the coun
turfelt Strad removed and had pasted the
confession within, thus to in some mesa
uru salve his guilty conscience
"This was a hnrd blow to the Boston
violinist, as you mny well believe He
went secretly to work to trace the original
Stnul that had been brought over hy his
ancestor tn the Mayflower, and It did not
tnku hlm long to ascertain that tbe .-Trad
la now thu cherished and priceless posses
slon of an fu-i-iI (iurman violinist Then
the Boston violinist had his broken coun
terfelt ritrnd patched up by an expert, and
when it wus put together again It waa
luuud not to have lost a particle of Its tor
mer glorious tone The Boston violinist
put himself in correspondence- with ono of
thu violin collectors who had yearned for
his Instrument, stating frankly that the
violin a outer api*earance had been dam
aged in the rallmod accident, but that its
tone was uninjured, ond ottering It for
sale at a slightly niliimi figure—a matter
still of several thousands of dollars Of
course tho Boston violinist had carefully
removed thu pasted confession from the
Inside of the counterfeit Strad before bar
Ing It 'Hitfh.il up
"Thu collector eame on to Boston and
took thu instrument ut tho Boston violin
ist s llgnre, und It Is now the collector's
most highly prized instrument The
beauty of thu story is that It's true down
to thu very last detail. JUlt nsl have told it
'Wherefore 1 guess tho artistic temper
anient is able to take care of itself, even
when it gets mixed up in mutters of bum
nuas "
TEA TABLE ETIQUETTE.
4hhint   cnMom«  Ouce  ObserTvi)  nr
I'nUlUh   llnine*.
Tea drinking has become very fashionable among us of Inti' years, almost
as much bo as it was in England a century ago, but the prevailing customs
nt the table ure different The "teacup
times of hood and hoop" had their owu
etiquette, of a sort not likely to l«ro-
vived What should we think now of a
fashionable lady who cooled her tea
with her breath 1 Yet Yonng says of a
certain bewildering Lady Betty:
Hor twu red lips affected sepbyrs Wow
To (-mil the Uoln-a mid lu flame lhe beau,
While one white Soger sod « thumb conspire
Tu hfi the cup and make ihe world admin.
Again a passage in contemporary literature shows that  it was  n  lack of
i good  manners to  take much cream or
sugar in one's tea. Says a lady of quality to her daughter; "1 must further
i advise  yon. Harriet, not  to heap euch
I mountains of sugar into your tea, nor
i to pour such n deluge of cream in.  People will certainly take  you for  the
daughter of a dairymaid, "
j     (.'ettaiu other customs  may  be re-
! membered iu this country among na
i whu  had grandmothers  trained in the
! ceremonies of a Inter dny   une of them
j consisted in putting the spoon in the
- cup   to show thut no more   tea was de*
i sired; another was that of turning over
i the cup in the saucer fur the same pur*
i pose.
Etiquette nlso demanded that the tea
should  be tasted from the spoon, nnd
that  tbe hostess should then inquire,
"Is your tea agreeable?" Certain scrupulous old  ladies nsk   that   now, nnd
j tbe question savors of a more sedate
; nnd  gentle day than  this.—St. Louis
j Republic.
. AN EXPENSIVE EXPERIMENT.
The iirnd Bookkeeper Finally Bal-
nui-eu   llli   ArruUDIi,
i A south side man who is a clerk in
| oue of the leading banks on this side of
I the river was in a communicative mood
last night. During a conversation about
', various things he took on a retrospective
air and said. "There is nothing like tho
faithful discharge of one's duties, but
it  is sometimes uu  expensive experiment."
Un being questioned ns to the cause
; of the remark he replied: "Well, it re-
, minds me of nu experience 1 had while
I employed iu n  prominent   Fourth ave-
i mic tank.   1 don't mind telling it to
■' yon.   The head bookkeeper was a char-
■ acter iu many ways. Uethod wus his
bobby. He had a way of doing everything, and  he never varied  from the
i rules be set down. Exactness in bis accounts  was a  particular  fad, uud he
; spared  no pnins in carrying his ideas
; into effect. One afternoon iu balancing
! our books it was found he was short I
J cent.   We searched and searched, but
: when it came to the usual time for go-
I ing home thnt cent was i-till uiis*sing.
"Do you think the  bead  bookkeeper
would allow us to go? Not much. Several of  us had engagements we wanted
: to fulfill, but  it  made  no difference.
Supper time came, and we were no fnr*
, tht-r   ahead   than   when   we   started.
| Headed by the bookkeeper, we repaired
j to a neighboring restaurant for supper
j and then returned io work.   After sev-
j eral hours the missing cent was found
1 and ths accounts balanced.    But in tig-
| uring  up   it  Was discovered  that  in
j searching for the discrepancy of 1 cent
' the bank had incurred a bill for sappers
j to thc amount of -fT.aU. "— Detroit Free
Press
All   Am'Tic-im   < hlldrcn.
"Do yon  not  have  trouble with bo
! many    nationalities":"   the   spectator
■ asked of the principal of a large f-chool
in  the crowded  tenement part of tbe
i city "Oh. we hang the flag over the
I school platform." was the answer.
; "and have the regular exercise of salut-
■ ing it. nnd the children become very
patriotic indcd. They will not own. in
j most caser, that they ore not Ameri-
; cans." "Yt-s." said the other teacher.
"I often nsk. 'Will the German children in the room stand up?' Tbe Ger-
man-i are mere wedded to their fatherland, apparently, than other immigrants, for n few—though not by nny
means half—of them nBUally rise to thia
invitation 'Now let the Italian children stand, generally brings no re-
sponse at all. though the school ia
crowded witb them in my district But
when 1 end np by saying. 'Will the
American children island upT tb»
whole BchCOl rises Joyfully. "—Outlook.
Mr   AiTf|ilril   (lie   Apnloffr.
A prominent NOW Vork lawyer Is noted
for tus nv ly answers and aklll In repartee
When a young practitioner tie appeared
before a pompom old judge who took
otTenae at a remark tbo lawyer made crin
cismg his deulilun
if vou do not instantly apologise for
that remark Mr Blank, satil the Judge
i shall commit you for oontempt of
court
I pnn reflection your honor, instant
ly replied .Mr Blank, "1 Und that your
huilui was rn;lit ami I waa wrong as your
honor ulwiivH is
lhe judge lookod dubious but finally
nam that he would accept tbu apology -
New Vork Tillies
A* In I'rnildfnt'*..
A country parson went to (■<**« a hon.
tie parishioner and. if possible, to com-*
fort him some little under heavy trou-
ole which had befallen The pastor
found the homely old man in hia detto*
late cottage alone He said many
things, and added that he must try to
tuke all affliction humbly, aa ap'K'iutcd
to us by Providence
"Yes." said the good old man. wbo
was Imperfectly Instructed in theology,
"that's right enough, that in But
somehow that there old Providence hnve
bin agin me all along, but 1 reckon na
there's on'.- above as'11 pnt u stopper on
be if he go b-o fu. "-—Haitimore News.
Tlieli-  Stnnains.
It is Raid that V6u.uou.UUU microbes can
stand un a tinatnge stamp without crowd
Uii* Tho name of tbe man wbo counted
(•hull| l* iiul* i'l \'.'ii
PERT PERSONALS.
Admiral Dewey hau extraordinary qualifications for thu presidency of n Dou't
Worry club.—Alleghany Record,
Pattl has settled 916,000 a year on her
husband, That is the song that, roaohod
his hoart.—Philadelphia North American
It  Is now Mild  that Hob KvniiH In u
church member) but he probably doesn't
like to have hlsMonds call hlm ■'deacon.'
— l'iltsliuru Nows,
liy porsistontly refusing to bo inter
vieweil Mr. Kiiilyard Kipling tonnages to
delloatoly sido wipe Mr.  Hall Oalna-
Wiulilngloii Post,
W ii ute,)  Them  All.
Julia Ward Howe was onco talking
with a dilapidated bachelor, wbo retained little but his conceit "It is timo
now." hu said, pompously. "f«>r me to
settle down ns a married man. but I
want no much I want youth, health,
wealth, of course, 1-c.r.ity. grace" —
"Yea." Huid Mrs Howe, sympathetically, "you poor man. you do want
them nil"      	
The right leg is far more subject to
accidents than tbe left    't has been
found lhat the ratio is. about 18 serious
accidents to the right leg to three to tho
left	
Thi practice of kissing under the
mistletoe is of very ancient origin, na
it dates from tho days of t*hc Druids,
wheu no doubt it hud u religious mt.au-
In*
THE  FAMILY DOCTOR.
Caraway water Is useful to relievo flnt-
nlsneoln Infants,   A tcnspoonful should
be administered after cadi nursing, or
with hand inl Infants given In the lxittle.
Ilraln trouble Is Indicated when an Infant Is frightened nt or attracted by an
Imaginary object) striving to escape It or
to ytasp it. No time should be lost before
calling in medical aid.
NoUlornsh and Irritations of tbo skin
moy he much relieved by borax or bicarbonate of soda dissolved In wnter, or a
mixture of equal parts of sine olntmont
and boraclo ointment is of acrvloo, ."■ -*> '■ *■■* * -.>*•'*- '
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I     LOCAL   NOTES
»tfV»»t*»»»
•■»» *»»•» •**- v * - •» v a
Picked  Up About tho  City   by   AskiiiK
Questions of Many  People.
The Cranbrook Fruit Store for fresh
eggs and butter.
Thos. Kennedy hns had a porch built
ou the trout of bis slore building.
Get your Screen Doors and Sash nt
thc factory. T. W. Lensk.
McVUtic & Hutchison are now located
in tbeir new ollice in the Leask block.
Regular services were held at the
Church oi England last Sunday morning
by Rev Procunier,
.Mrs. Keay and family have moved
into ihe Hanson house on Raker hill, recently occupied by ti. ti. SimpEou.
Do you want tirst-class confectionery
—fresh ami pure, Go lo lhe Craubrook
Fruit Stoic, Haker block.
J. II. .McMullin received B severe kick
from a colt last Monday that laid him
up for several days,
G. H, Miner has moved into his new
store end has tho stock In  place,   It
makes handsome quarters for his bu
ness,
The new fruit depot iu the Baker
block, opposite the station, keeps ouly
tbe best ol goods.   Sec their stock.
it is nbout time the athletic association committees look steps toward organization. The rummer Ib here aud Iho
lime lor sport is ripe.
liny your Sash and Doors direct from
the mauuiacturer, uud save yourself
motley. T. W, Leask.
The   committees   of the athletic association will meet  tonight at thc T
ronto Clothing store,    All   members of
the association areinuiled to be present.
You cau get a chance to read the daily
papers ami periodicals at McFarlane's
reading room, and it won't cost a cent.
Try it.
Fred Roo, manager of the .Smith
chewing establishments along the line of
the Crows Nest 1'uss road, has moved
hla offices to the warerooma in the railroad yards.
The Canadian Hank of Commerce is
one of the few banks in Canada that
can issue drafts direct on AUin, Skagway or Dawson City, that will be redeemed at par in those places.
In the race for the lead ! T. A. Creigll-
ton will next week introduce to Craubrook people the celebrated Hazelwood
Ice Cream und Buttermilk. Call on him.
J. D. Chiene, formerly with Smith's
boarding crews, has fallen heir to ubout
$20,000 from his father's estate in Scot-
laud, lie received the first Installment
this week of several thousand dollars,
and naturally is feeling pretty good.
Last Saturday night there was a political argument nt the Cranbrook between
some of Cranbrook's prominent citizens
that was a sletuwinder, and reminded
those so fortunate as to be present that
there might be a campaign in the near
future.
\V. R. Stone is lhe new proprietor of
the Commercial hotel barbershop. He
has fitted Up his place in a neat maimer,
and is a thorough master of his business.
Those desiring an easy shave and the
work done in modern style should favor
him with a call.
Do you feel tired and languid from thc
effects of a cold? If you do try a vapor
bath at McFarlane's barber shop. It
will make a new man of you.
Messrs. Small and Musgrave continue
to do a good business at the Cosmopolitan hotel, and one of the best reasons m
the world is given for it. Tbey have
line rooms and set a table that pleases
the public. The man who patronizes
the holel once always comes again.
Now is the time to insure against typhoid and mountain fever; $3.00 a year,
$1500 a week indemnity; also against
accidents connected with railway and
singe. Write for particulars tu M. A.
Beale, Fort Steele, B, C.
Fred Hazen is in receipt of a letter
from Robert Shaw, formerly malinger of
the Geary livery stable In this city, con-
veyiug the Information that be expects
lo be married soon. This announcement will prove a surprise lo Mr.Show's
many friends in Cranbrook, bul lhey ull
wish llim well in his venture.
The Cranhrook Lumber company has
its new plant 111 place, ami is getting the
machinery In shape for operation.
When completed lhe company will have
one of lhe hcsljequippcil sawmill plants
in the Kootenays, uml will be able to
turn out A-ork that will equal the product of any mill in British Columbia,
l****eh*&* + ****fi********^
I    ABOUT  PEOPLE    jj
t* a
- V'•» V V * •» V * * ***** # •> * * *>**'»*■#•*
Living In or Visiting Cranbrook, Whom
We All Know or Should.
F. Hanson was in town Monday nnd
Tuesday.
Mrs. Morrow has been quite ill the
pist week.
William Cariin, of Fort Steele, was in
to vn Monday.
Postmaster lleattic visited Ferule last
Saturday and Sunday.
Fred Hazen and Richard Strong wei.l
to Kimberley yesli r lay.
Martin Foley and Charles Farrell, of
Moyie, visited Cranbrook Friday.
Maurice (Jnain, one of the well known
milling men of this district, was in town
over Sunday.
0, G. Bushby and Dr. Gilce, of Fort
Steele, were registered at the Cosmopolitan Monday.
Messrs. Costigan, Gurd, Doble ami
Mclnnes visited Fort Steele Monday on
legal business.
William Gill, inspector of internal
revenues, paid un official visit to Craubrook tliis week.
J.'Forest, who is one of the bridge
lenders at Wardner, paid Cranbrook a
visit Monday night.
II. McLcod Currau, manager of the
North Star mine, wns in town Monday,
lie repoits development work progress
ing on the mine iu .1 most satisfactory |
manner.
A ll. Grace, proprietor of the Fort
Steele Prospector, bus none cast for a
kiv weeks' vacation.
Charles EstuterO came down from
Kimberley yesterday. He repotts everything in good shape in that town.
. A. Merrick, of the firm of Merrick,
Anderson & Co., Winnipeg, hns been in
town several days the past week.
Judge Forin came over from Nelson
Monday night and went on to Fort Steele
Tuesday to hold a short session of the
county court.
Friends of Percy Irving have received
word from him that lie is now living In
Northport, Wash., and is working in a
cafe in that town.
William Birmingham, ofthe contract-
log firm of Birmingham & Godfrey,
was in town several days this week. Mr.
Birmingham is one ol the lucky men
who made money 011 ihe Crows Nest
Pass construction,
lid Kliapp, formerly of Cranhrook,
ami one of the carpenters who worked
on many of ihe first buildings In the
town, returned hist week for a few days'
visit, He is now living In Grand Forks
ami is doing well.
(irunJ RaiNi*.
House and lot in Cranbiook; good location for family. Spring creek withiu
50 yards of door. Don'l miss the chance
of a lifetime to get n home for one dollar. Vou arc liable to win. Drawing
takes place July I, 1899. Notice will he
ublished where rafile takes place.
.•****#*•****■'
Pioneer Hardware Store.
*h * «!*he close of our *'rst years busincss 'n Cranbrook, we take much pleasure in thanking our many friends for
tneir liberal patronage and respectfully solicit a continuation of thc same at the old reliable store. Finding our old
quarters much too small for our large stock, we have moved into our new store two doors west of the Cosmopolitan
hotel, where we have thc most complete stock of all kinds of Hardware ever brought into East Kootenay. The following will give you a slight idea of thc wide variety of our stock:
Ke.liujrnn! and Ice Cream Parlor*.
John Willis St Sons have refitted their
restaurant building ou Durick avenue
ami added Ice cream parlors. They are
now ready lo properly handle their business and give satisfaction to their patrons. Call and see how nicely they
have everything arranged.
McViltie & Hutchison's Bargain List.
House and lot nnd market garden in
grntld order, $260.
Milk business, including cows, horses,
etc., J22110.   Easy terms.
Baker street lots, from $375 up.
Two hotel bargains. A*k for particulars, 	
Dr. Bel! as District Veterinary.
Dr. W, H. Bell, whohns been running
between Macleod and Craubrook since
the opening of the road, ns government
mall agent, has resigned his position to
take effect June 1. He has been appointed Dominion veterinary for South
Hast Kootenay and will have his head-
quartets at Cranbrook.
Visiting Express Officials.
Last Monday night a special car came
in from the cast on the regular train in
which were officials of the Dominion Express company, who were taking their
first trip over the Crows Nest Pass rond.
Among the party were Mr. W. S. Slout,
general manager of ibe company, Superintendent Stewart of thc Quebec division, Siiperintt'iieent Ford of the Winnipeg division, and Superintendent Bos
well of tliu Toronto division,
We strongly recommend Little Cari
boo and Northern Belle for a quick turn,
ami Canada Western for a stock that
will advance.
Bad Mail Arrangement.
Commencing last Mondav, the mail
for Fort Steele goes hereafter by the
junction, which will prove a grent Inconvenience to the people of Fort Steele,
as well us all those living west of that
town who have business wilh the government offices. Take for instance
those living in Moyie A letter mailed
in Moyie on Monday reaches Craubrook
at 11 or 12 o'clock that night. It will
lay over here until Thursday morning
aud goes to the junction, nud then by
stage to Fort Steele. If it is answered
promptly, the answer goes to the junction Friday evening and nrrives iu CrHn-
brook that night, only to lay over here
until Tuesday morning before it reuches
Moyie. Ami this is the same with all
mail west from I'ort Steele. It is a hnd
arrangement nnd n detriment to the district.	
Success of Crows Ncsl Coal,
Further details arc to hand regarding
the successful trial of Crows Nest coal
made by the   British  admiralty.    Kenr
Admiral Palliser, In command ol the
Pacific squadron, reported that he fonnd
the Crows Nest CO 1 superior in every
respect to the Pacific coast or North of
England coal,  having less smoke,   less
ash, more durability and greater evaporating power. The only coal he thinks
compares with il is thc best Welsh article, and he declares tlinl it is equal to
this In most respects. This is a mosl important matter, ami thc successful test of
the Ciows Nest coal at Vancouver ino-
bably means a big annual contract with
the British Admiralty oflice. At present
all the coal used by the Pacific squadron
(40,000 tons per year) is brought 20000
miles by sea, but now it cuu he supplied
from Fernie, B. C, by only 500 miles
transportation, It is also said that the
general manager of the Crows Nesl Coal
company is negotiating with the United
Stales naval aulhorltlea with a view to
supplying the American Pacific squadron
with iis fuel.
Shelf Hardware
Our line is complete. Carpenters and others requiring anything in the above
liiie will do well to see our
stock before purchasing
elsewhere.
Fishing Tackle
Just received, a complete line ot
lishinR tackle, jointed rods, reels,
lines, fly hooks, trout and salmon
flies, etc.
Builders' Hardware
We have all sizes of Nails, Building Paper in Plain and Tarred, Oils,
Paints, Glass, Locks, Hinges, Sash,
Doors, Etc.
BICYCLES
In this line we handle thc best
American and Canadian makes, at
the lowest prices.
STOVES
We handle the Grand Jewel line,
with Steele Lined ovens. These are
ideal cookers. Also many others such
as the Alberta Grand Jewel, Silver,
Daisy, Macassa, Eclipse, Kitchen, At-
habascas, supplied with grates for coal
and wood, or for wood only. Several
kinds of Steel Ranges now in stock.
Agate, Copper
and Tinware
We have now in stock a full line
of Enamelled, Copper and Tinware.
We were never in a better position t0
supply the above goods than we are
now. Call and see our set of Stove
Tinware consisting of 13 pieces.
Prices sure to please.
Tin-xmithJno* Tii'dtrttrtctrtt   Wc arc vcrv I)1IS> in this line and believe it is because wc do first
I Ill-Mil I linn;.,,  L-LjUllllHeill   c*ass work and attend promptly to all orders placed.
** di di Q. H. MINER
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PIEPER & CURR1E
Paper Hangers
Decorators dt
Modern Work.   Estimates Furnished.
Dealers In Wall Paper aad Mouldings.
If you Intend to paper or paint your
building let as figure on your contract
CRANBROOK, B.C.
Canadian Pacific Railway
-ASH-
McVittle & Hutchison's Mining Slock List
All the following prices are subject to
change without notice:
SOO LINE.
KABT    KOOTRSAY
Sullivan -.IM7   Miivii'l,lai_er.,,.S0l2l4
nciiiiiiuiii.isiii.iiiii)  on invicta  ioo
WIBI     KIKTKN..Y
Atliftliascn WW   Little Cnrlbort.,..,90 IK!
Nitr-.ti.TM Kill" ...    at CnnaclaWestern..    16
The New and Direct Route from
East Kootenay
Toronto, Boston,
Montreal, New York,
Halifax, Philadelphia,
St. Paul, Chicago
...AX!) Al.l,...
Eastern and European Points.
1'ncltc  Coast, Chins, .lapnrt nnd Australia
Points.
..First-class antl Tourist Sleepers..
- THllUUtlil   I'HOM
PACIFIC TO ATLANTIC.
CONNECTION T!il-WIIKKI.V vln Mal'I.Kdli
tilt vln KOOTBNAV I.AMHXtl.
W. I'. ANIII:HS(IN.
1 i.iv.'liii;  I'lisa.-ilO'r ACPUt.
Nlil.sos, 11, C.
M. .1. t'OYI.l", hN. I'lisspltuer AnI..
Vancouver, n. t'.
pORT STEELE CiOAR STORE,
R. II. KABATOFSKV, Prop.
Cigars, Tobacco and Cigars.
Wills Brand ol Tobacco.    Pool ond Billiards.
Port Btoolo,    •    Hrltt.li Cottttnuln.
Get your printed stationery
At The Herald Office
\Y, lt. II0S4. II. W. JlRnOtlHRU
ROSS & HERCHMER
Barristers, Solicitors.
Notaries Public,
Conveyancers.
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CRANBROOK, • -m^w™^
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CT> A lVRiDri_rikr ,s the divisional point of the Crows
•*wK/*l" DKVWIV Nest Pass Railroad.
C f*£lflhtVtnk Has a l0=sta-* round house, large machine
^* dllUI U-Ulv shops, expensive railroad buildings and extensive railroad yards.
Cranbrook *s tbe natural and commercial center of South East
Kootenay.
Cranbrook 's me headquarters for wholesale houses and corporations of South East Kootenay.
Cranbrook Is the best starting point for all the mining districts in
South East Kootenay.
Cranbrook Is building rapidly and her population is increasing week after
week.
Cranbrook offers the best field today for business men, builders, contractors,
manufacturers and investors.
For further information, maps and prices of lots, apply to
L. A. HAMILTON,
B. C. LAND INVESTHENT, AGENCY,      C. P. R. Land Commissioner,
VICTORIA AND VANCOUVER. WINNIPEG MANITOBA.
V. HYDE BAKER, Local Agent.
X" I <*'I#J>I«>I
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The Grady 3
Hardware Co,
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SMALL & MUSGRAVE,
Proprietors.
II. L. Cummins, C. 13.
PROVINCIAL  UND SURVEYOR
FOIIT BTB-I.B,
nltlTIHII COLUMBIA
J. H. KINQ
Physician and Surgeon.
Ul'I'IOIS sllliin.ni li   Itl.OOK,
CRANBROOK,
This hotel has just been opened to the public. The building
is one of the best in East Kootenay. The furniture is new
and the table is first-class. We have every facility for pleasing
the public and we propose to do it.
Warmed Throughout by Furnace Heat.
Rates, $2.00 per day. r^^U^^U  R  C
Short orders day and night.       -.-.ranDroOK, D. »-,.
Central Hotel      North Star Hotel
....FORT STEELE ....KIMBERLEY
Harry Drew, Prop*
The Central Hotel is open both dny nnd J The North Stir Hold Is the large nnd
night.   The bar goods nre first class, J magnificent hotel at Kimberley tlmt
nnd the dining room is in charge of Jjj is just finished and is furnished new
Thoa. McCaraon, nud is second to none Jj( throughout,    ltverything In conticc-
in the Kootenays.   1'reesample rooms £ tion is ftrst^clasa.    When you visit"
and the best and quietest bedrooms in j£ Kimberley,   don't  forget   Thc   North
the town. { Star Hotel.
Commercial Hotel...
...HILL & CO...
Now Have the Best Selected Stock Ever Carried in South East Kootenay
Men's Shoes That Will Please
Gents' Ties, Fancy Shirts, Summer Underwear;
Ladies' Pique Shirt Waists and Skirts, Collars
and Cuffs a* a* J* a*
A Full Line of Groceries on the Way
HILL & CO....
Jt      Mclnnes Block
Baker Street, Cranbrook, B. C.
Conducted on the European Plan
WELL APPOINTED CLUB ROOMS
Best Wines and  Liquors at the Bar
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a)   We have opened n lnrge variety of tlle best qualities and styles which will
~        reflect on the purchaser's judgment and refinement.   Kindly Inspect
.)  Hurd's Imperial Stationery .* Morocco Leather Jt Linen Repp J*   -
Hurd's Velvet Finish Parchment Jt London Grey and '*"
the very latest in Silurene.
Beattie's Drug Store
(-   II Pays to Deal at i : :
® Postoflioe building, Cranbrook   ®
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