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THE CRANBROOK HERALD.
VOLUME   2.
CHANMl'OOK,   BBITISH   CUI.nir.lA,   TlIinSSD.VV,   MARCH
189D.
MMiiiai i.
The Canadian Bank of Commerce.
ItON. I'.ko. A. Cox, President.
B. E. Walkkr, Gen. Man.
PAID-UP CAPITAL, $6,000,000,00.
A General Banking Business Transacted.
Deposits Received.
London Agents—The Bank of Scotland.
CRANBROOK BRANCH. J. W. H. SMYTHE, Manager.
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TORONTO CLOTHING  HOUSE.
Just -^ -"" variety °f Ladies' and Gents' rub-
k     •     j     bers, Boys'strong boots and shoes, high
/\I rivea     rubber boots, braces, shirts, collars and
SPRING HATS.
Here in a The largest stock of Clothing, Boots and
p       Aava Shoes, Hats-white and colored, Cambric
rtW OayS Shirts, Underwear, Necklies, etc., ever
brought to East Kootenay.
(i t our prices and see our goods before making 'purchases.
Take a look at our English waterproof coat with cape, for
$5, easily worth $7.50.
REID & CO.
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Just Opened.
The Cheap Cash Store
Goods at Eastern Prices,
Values never before thought of in....
Gloves, Mits, Underwear,
Tobacco, Ggars Cigarettes and small wares
Just Owned a few lines of SILKS....
A Trial will convince all. Opposite the Depot,
One door west of St. Charles Restaurs nt.
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Cranbrook
Hotel & *&
Quests Comfort a Specialty
Qood Stabling in Connection
Nearest to railroad and depot.    Has accommodation's for the public unequalled in Cranbrook,
RYAN & MORRISON
 Proprietors
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Royal hotel,
THOMAS WELLMAN, Prop'r.
Finest Wines, Liquors and Cigars.
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First Qass in Every Respect.
CRANUROOK ST. CRANBROOK, B. C
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COSMOPOLITAN J __tmnn
MOTEL        ?      f™»"""™-
Tliis hotil has just been opened to the public. The building
is one of thc best in East Kootenay. The furniture is new
and the t.ibk 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. —      ,       ,    D   r
Short orders day and night.        Caranbrook, D. \j.
Commercial Hotel...
Baker Street, Cranbrook, B. C.
Conducted on the European Plan
....At Leask Hall..
Fri. and Sat.     -.     -_
 MARCH L\ ■ itO
The Georgia
'. I Minstrels
Cranbrook
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NEXT WEEK
Two Merry Nlghls nf Fun
Darker Than Darkies From Dixie
Latest Song* and Danees
Many Laughs and Many Smiles
Don'l Fail to See ...
... the $10,000 Cake Walk
Doors Onen al 20:110     ;   Admission        50c
Overture at    20:.10    !   Reserved Seats 75c
An Easy Shave nnd_a
First Class Hair Cul  &•  0
You'r Next
The Cranbrook
Barber Shop 	
w. E. DcVol, Prop.
jt jt Cranbrook Hotel
Everything New, Neat and Up*to-Date
Ulve Mc a Call.
My Work Is My Advertisement.
Queen's Hotel
*****************
E. C. Clarke, Proprietor.
(Late of Royal Hotel. Calgary.)
BAKER STREET.    :       :    NELSON. B. C.
A Modern Hotel,
HEATED  TlUtQUQUOUT WITH  HOT All!
Ami rrovldod wiili overy couvonfenco.
Wood and Freight.
J. H. McMULLIN
t*i;.\Mti;uoK, 11. 0.
Is Prepared lo Furnish Wood
and Deliver Same Promptly on
order. Well seasoned and cut
to stove length.
FRIilGHTING AND HAtJIJNG
Of all kinds will receive prompt
attention.
New Stationery
Store.
I enrry a complete line of
Stationery,
Cigars,
Tobacco,
Novelties.
Also a circUlatttlB library.   Good rend'
inn for little money.
Try Our 5c Cigars.   jM
F. H. CROSSLEY.
Opposite Craiibroolc hotel,
C. L. HILLIARD,
General
Blacksmith
CRANBROOK, B. C.
aORSBSHOJUNG,    MINING WORK
and Gl'NI'RAI. REPAIRING.
WAGON   WOOD-WORK
Promptly Attended tc.
WELL APPOINTED CLUB ROOMS
Best Wines and Liquors at the Bar
H. L. Cummins, C. B.
PROVINCIAL LAND SURVEYOR
FOUTiRTIiHUS,   1   1   UlllTIHII COLUMBIA.
J. H. KINO
Physician and Surgeon.
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I  BRITISH COLUMBIA.  |
Tlie Nelson city council is figuring on
paving Hit; principal business street.
The Kaslo custom house collected •?**,-
107 40 during tlit mouth of February,
The Vancouver city council has arranged 10 raise the salary of Mayor Garden from (1500 to $2,000,
The Nelson Tribune says there is a kick
in that town against the prominent location of tiie "houses ol joy.''
The Nelson lironom ist says that gam*
bling la Increasing 111 thai town. So far
us known the ante remains the same.
Trail citizens ore disgusted over the
fact that llie government gave no return
for tuxes paid, and will seek incorporation us 11 means of relief.
Greenwood City's assessment roll has
just been completed und shuws that there
is $550,060 worth of property. This is
$200,000 more than lasl year.
■ W. 1*. Robinson, the Nelson sheriff, is
endeavoring to resign, but up to dale
has not succeeded, and strange to say,
no one wants his job. It is all honor
and uo money.
What is the matter with frail? The
News of that town publishes the following: "Wanted—A nice, clean little
mountain towu where the ladies cease
from gossiping to the wearied men ut
rest.    Address this ollice."
The Chinese in Victoria have of late
been endeavoring to put letters and postal cards in the the alarm boxes. This
results in turning in false alarms, much
to tlie discomfort of the firemen uud the
uneasiness of the citizens.
The Nelson Economist has made a bold
move for the "hats off" policy at the
theatre by publishing the following: "It
is noticeable at -.lie theatre lhat all the
handsome women remove their hats.
Ugly looking female.1* insist ou keeping
ou their headgear,"
Golden lira: ' A gang of 19 men has
taken oul under contract two million feet
of loga at Blaeberry for the Columbia
River Lumber Company this winter. A
shout hus been built for hulf a mile and
Ihe logs will be shot into the Columbia
river for floating to the Beaver bottom.
C. J. Kekstorm, formerly of Wardner,
but now a resident of Cascade, has returned from Cocur d'Aleue lake.where
he went to find trace of bis brother
Theodore, who is supposed to have beeu
.1 rowned while crossing lhe hike on tbe
rotten ice. No clue was discovered except thnt the shack In which his brother
lived was empty and had lhe appearance
of being vacated temporarily.
The Toronto Telegram has the following lo say about tlie editor of ihe New
Deliver Ledge: "It is un honor and a
pleasure to welcome to this city's midst
R. T. Lowery, of the New Denver Ledge.
Mr. Lowery has upheld the flag of Canada iu the brilliantly humorous writings
which make the Ledge the brightest
jewel in the crown of western journalism.
There is genius euuugh iu the Bret Harte
of ihe Kootenays lo make a dozen reputations such as the Canadian Society of
Authors raves over."
THE REPUBLIC MINE SOLD
Moyie.
Moyio Leader,
The lumber is ou the ground at Palmer's bar siding preparatory to building
a railway section house.
Farrell Bros, have purchased quite a
large quantity ol lumber from Finch
Bros., and are moving it to the Lake
Shore addition. The lumber will be
converted into a magnificent residence
before mauy mouths,
Joe Witmshurst and John Bremner are
doing good work on thc California mineral claim, und have made an excellent
showing for the lime they have been engaged on it. With depth thegveln is becoming stronger and more thoroughly
mineralized.
The hop given by Messrs, Campbell
and Clark of lhe Moyie hotel on the
evening of St, Patrick's day was a most
successful social event. Tbe crowd
danced to the sweet strains of Prof. Murphy's orchestra until about one o'clock
in lhe morning. Ben Murphy officialed
as bull room promplor. A splendid
lunch was served at 12 o'clock.
The ore shipments from the St. Eugene mine this week wns five carloads,
nr 106 tons. The road between the mine
and the siding is breaking up al a rapid
rate, thus rendering lhe hauling of 01 e
almost impossible, and it is likely that
lhe shipments from Hint property will
be light until tlie roads are til for wagoning, or the tramway is put in. However
the condition of the ruads dues not lu
any way effect the Lake Shore and shipments from that property will continue
as usual. The owners will ship another
carluad the fust of next week.
McVittie & Hutchison.
—Dealers la-
Mines and
Real Estate,
Mines and lands surveyed,       Insurance
CRANBROOK, B. C.
M1
officii niiuin.oru  III.OOK,
CRANBROOK,    I   I   I. I   I   I' B. ■■ Ifort Sl«lc'
n. A. BEALE,
INING BROKER,
Commission and
Insurance Agent.
British Columbia
A Montreal Syndicate Secures This
Great Property.
CANADIAN PARLIAMENT DULY OPENED
An  Horrible Hotel Fire in New
York and Many People Dead
—Telegraphic Notes.
TORONTO, March 15.—A deal was con
bu mated at Montreal a few days ago by
which the Republic mine passed into
Canadian hands. The Canadians interested are Robert Jaffery, president and
largest stockholder of the Gk be Printing and Publishing Company, Toronto,
the organ of the hheral party in Canada;
Clarence J. MeCuaig, A. A. Ayer and C
Kingman of Montreal, The deal was
put through by Patrick Clark, the former
owner of the War Eagle mine, aud the
chief owner of the Republic, iu company
with Volney I>. Williamson of Spokane,
who wilh Mr. McCuaig, consummated
the well known Wur Eagle deal some
time ago.
The correspondent was shown the official returns fr.nu 4000 Ions of ore sent
from the Republic mine to the Tacoma
smeller. They average over (too per
ton, or $400,000 in all. Out of that sum
Jrao.ooo was paid iu dividends and the
balance included lhe expenses of equipment aud oilier necessaries. The par
value of lhe shares of the original company wns fi each, lhe capital being
$1,000,000. His said that the new organization will have a capital of $2,500,-
000 and will at ouce take steps to transfer the bead oilice from Spokane lo Montreal, It is the intention of the new
company to retain half a million dollars
of stock in thc treasury and lhe full balance will go to tbe present shareholders,
thus giving two shares for each one uow
held. Already a large block of the new
stock has been sold to private parties.
The new company will make application
for listing on the miniug stock exchanges
of Montreal aud Toronto when the organization is completely formed. It is
expected lhat the issue price will be £3,
but thc price already offered really exceeds tbat amount.
Canadians are congratulating themselves upou closing such a promising
deal.
Canadian Parliament Opens.
Ottawa, March 16.—The fourth session
ofthe eighth parliament of Canada was
opened by his excellency, the earl of
Minto, this afternoon. Precisely at 3
o'clock, his excellency proceeded in
state to the parliament building, escorted
bv the Princess Louise dragoon guards.
He was received at the entrance by a
guard of honor from the governor-general's foot guards, witb baud and colors,
and was met inside llie main entrance by
the general officer commanding the militia of Canada, and the officers of lhe
headquarters slafl". His excellency was
attended by Major Drummond, military
secretary; Lieutenant Lasceles. of the
Scots guards, and Lieutenant Graham,
of the Coldstream guards, aides-decamp, and by Mr. Arthur Guise, comptroller of the household and by the honorary aides.
The prime minister, Sir Wilfrid L'ur-
ier, ibe secretary of state, Hon. R. W.
Scott, and the minister of justice, II.
David Mills, received bis excellency inside the senate chamber, being seated
on the throne the black rod was dispatched to summon the bouse of commons and parliament being assembled
his excellency was pleased lo deliver the
speech from the throne.
railway. In your letter of January 3,
and iu that which yousent me on .March
I, you ask that the government render
justice to the laborers who had worked
on the road, according to the report
uiade by Judge Dugas.
"After having carefully studied tbe report, I fear you have been wrongly informed concert ini* what it contains, I
find therein no recommendation that
might apply to tbe laborers who had
worked on the road. The report, after
stating tbe facts, makes some recommendations for the future, which will be
fouud iu tbe translation herewith enclosed. I send you, at the same time, a
complete copy of the report, and should
be very happy to receive any representations which jou may have to make after
tbe consideration of this letter."
$300,000 FOR THE BRANCH
Telegraphic Notes.
The Manitoba legislature is in session.
The haltleship Oregou has arrived at
Manila.
The California legislature failed to
elect a senator,
Joseph Medell, the venerable editor of
the Chicago Trihuue, is dead.
Carter Harrison was nominated by the
democrats to succeed himself as mayor
of Chicago,
A shooting scrape took place at Hot
Hot Springs, Ark., due to hitter feeling
over the mayoralty campaign. Asa result the chief of police aud four others
were killed.
THINK   WELL   01*   CRANBROOK.
Two Strangers Express Most Favorable Opinions of the Place.
R. E. Gosnell, formerly provincial
librarian, was in Craubrook several days
this week. Mr. Gosnell is taking a trip
through tiie Boundary country and the
Kootenays. He was most favorably impressed with Cranbrook, and very much
surprised to find such a thriving place.
"Vou huve a beautiful townsite here,"
said Mr. Gosnell. "and every evidence
of a prosperous town, and your location
should give continued growth iu the
future."
Mr. Tate, the Macleod jeweler, who
spent several days last week looking
over South East Kootenay. returned
home fully convinced tbat Craubrook
enjoyed advantages that would make
her a most prosperous place. "I have
carefully looked over the situation,"
said Mr, Tate, "and I am uow sure that
Cranbrook has a great future. I was
slightly prejudiced against tbe place before I came, but after looking over the
field I cau easily see tbat Cranbrook
should be the coming town, as she enjoys every advautage in the way of location and railway facilities, and the country must have a central poiut for doing
business, and Cranbrook is surely tbe
place."
CRANBROOK   WILL   CELEBRATE.
Arrangements Wilt Be Made let 1 Big Time
July I to 4.
Owing to the fact that Cranbrook is
centrally located and on the railroad, it
has been deemed proper by the business
men and residents of this town that a
large celebration should be arranged for
July ist and 41b, of this year. With this
idea in view action will be taken without delay to appoint the necessary committees, with the membership to include
representatives from all the towns in
South East Kootenay. It is the desire
of tbe Cranbrook people this year to
hold a district jollification, in which all
tbe people of South East Kootenay will
be asked to participate. The railroad
boys will take a prominent part in the
work, and their work tn a celebration is
always well done. Suggestions and assistance in preparing a program will be
asked of tbe neighboring towns, and it
goes without saying lhat, wilh our
neighbors co-operating in tbe work,
everyone who comes to Cranbrook on
those days will have a glorious time.
The New B. C. Clothing House.
Messrs. Maggs and Hughes, of the
11, C, Clothing store, have opened their
stock, aud are getting the goods in presentable shape as rapidly as possible
These gentlemen are hustlers, Mr.
Maggs having been with the Hudson
Bay company at Winnipeg for years and
Mr. Hughes with the store department
of the C. P. R. They are opening a fine
Hue of goods and are marking them
down to prices tbat will prove most
pleasing surprises to the people of South
East Kootenny. The gentlemen said
they intended to do business iu the country, und it is quite evident Ihey meant it,
A Horrible Fire.
New Vork, MaJch 17.—Flames, which
originated from the Uniting of a lace
curtain, hurst forth from the second
floor of the Windsor hotel at 47th and
Eifih avenue, shortly after 3 o'clock,
just as the St. Patrick's day parade was
parsing the building, and in a few min
utes lhey had leaped up to tbe roof and
enveloped tbe entire Fifth avenue and
47th street fronts of the hotel, Ten
minutes later the flame* were roaring
through the interior of the hotel and all
meaUS of escape hy stairways and elevators was cul off, and there was thc wildest scene of excitement within aud without the building Hundreds of tbe
guests and employes were in the hotel
when the fire broke out, and for many of
them, to escape with safety was impossible.
It Is now known that fifteen people
lost their lives, but Ihere are still about
fifty missing. Among the dead were
Mrs. 1.eland, wife of lhe proprietor of
the hotel, and their daughter, Mrs. Kirk
aud daughter, of Chicago, family of the
well known soap manufacturer. It is estimated that fully £1,000,000 iu jewels
and plate were destroyed, and a guard is
stationed to watch the workmen at the
ruins, and each man is searched wben be
quits work for the day for jewels.
Windermere District.
By the Way I
Have  you   used  Goldsworlh's  Tea?
Every package guaranteed.
l'OKT a-Vri'ltl.l, Ml'RCAN'fll.l, Co.
A full line of magazines at Crosslcy'a
Hook Store,
C. N. P. Railway Investigation.
Montreal, March IS.—Sir Wilfrid Laurier has addressed to tbe Trades and
Labor council the following reply to certain requests regarding the hardship of
laborers ou the construction of tbeCiows
Nest Pass railway, dated Ottawa, March
[,-,: "On my return from Washington I
considered the report of the investigation made by Judge D'igas iuto the manner In which work hail been carried on
hi connection with the Crows Nest Pass
C. P. R. Directors Want That Amount
for the North Star Road.
CRANBROOK  WILL  BE  BENEFITTED
This Town Will Be Headquarters
for thc Construction and Operation—Other News.
The annua] report prepared by tbe
officials of the C. P. R. foi presentation
at the yearly meeting to be held early
next month contains many things of interest. The one subject that is of special interest to the people of Cranbrook
aud .South Bast Kootenay generally, is
the request for an appropriation of $300,-
000 tor the "construction of branches
from the Crows Nest I'.iss railway to the
mines.'1 As the North Star branch is ibe
only one tn coutemplattou at this time,
naturally it is reasonable to suppose
that this appropriation is intended for
this particular piece of work. Nothing
official has been given ont as yet, as to
the starting point of the branch, but
every circumstance and all   conditions
point to Cranbrook,    lu fact Cranbrook
is the only point from which surveys
have been made to the mines, and the
only permanent location made so far is
the one made by-eBugmeci Richardson
last fall, from Cranbrook north to Kimberly. A trial line was also run fiom
Kimberly to the Steuiwiuder mini.
If however, some olhet point near
here Iw selected, such as Fort Steele
Junction, which is quite improbable at
this time, the effect will be the same on
Cranbrook. Coder any circumstances
the starting point must be at Cranbrook
or within a very few miles of this place.
The yards, headquarters, roundhouse,
coal bunkers, etc , being located here,
this would be the headquarters anyway,
and traius on the branch would arrive
and depart from here. Iu any event
Cranbrook will be benefitted. She is
placed in a position where she is bound
to win. no matter what is done.
Railroad Notes.
Golden lira: Mr. McCready, lhe timber inspector for tbe C. P. R., has had
his duties so increased lhat he practically lives on board the train. lie has now
to take the work of timber inspector for
the compauy from Prince Albert to Salmon Arm, and has a'so had tbe Crows
Nest road added to his territory.
John Breckinridge, who has a piece of
work on the Nelson & Bedllngton road,
was in Nelson recently. He says that
there are 45 miles of road under construction, and lhat 7500 men are strung
along tbe work. He expects that the
grade will be finished about July i, and
that trains will be running over it about
a month later. The sub-contractors will
not make much out of th-r Nelson & Bed*
lington. What there is to make wilt be
secured by the chief contractors, Foley
Bros., Larsen & Halverson.
GONE   BACK   HOME.
Jack Tayntou ii hack at Kaslo from a
recent trip to tbe Windermere district,
of which section he was one of the pioneers, says a Kaslo paper. In 1884 in
compauy with others he left Calgary
starting for tbe Peace river country.
The party becoming discouraged turned
back from the Saskatchewan river, coming southwest, prospecting until Toby
creek was reached. Placer diggings
were being worked on many creeks from
there to the famous Wild Horse gulch.
Jack left Hast Kootenay for the Aius-
worth district In 1H91, and has resided in
Kaslo ever since. There are three towns
in the Windermere district, Windermere
and Columbia City, between Horse-thief
and Toby creeks, near the Columbia,
and Athelmore. The two latter are new
sites. Butte capitalists are exploiting
some of tbe properties on Toby creek.
A number of Kasloites are interested in
the district among which may be mentioned G. O. Buchanan, Geo. Stark and
partner, Wellington Kinnee, Jim Desmond, J. li. Bigham, Dick Gallop and
Jack Tayuton. Where the ground can
be irrigated ranching is successfully carried 011, while stock thrives in tbe foot-
bills and valleys. Jack turned some
stock loose on the range eight years ago,
and without any care or trouble he found
himself the possessor of a small herd on
bis recent visit. His brother had attended lo the yearly branding ol them.
H. T. [Brown Return.-: to Spokane to Re*
maifl Permanently,
H. T. Biown left this morning for
his [home in Spokane, having disposed
of his interest in Thk Hi.kai.d to his
partner. F. Ii. Simpson. Nearly lwo
years ego Mr. Brown and the writer
formed a partnership for the publication
of the Wardner International, and later
came to Cranbrook. Day after day, aud
week afler week, we were placed in
close association with bun, and the better that we knew bim, the greater was
our regard and esteem for bim. liven
tempered, big hearted, fair minded, and
as square a man as the Lord ever placed
on his footstool, Mr. Brown, in bis quiet,
unassuming way, won the hearts of
his friends and the confidence of the
people. We will ffllsfl him, and miss
him sad'y. He was true blue, through
and through, and we can never hope to
have business relations with a belter
man. And if everyone would get his
just dues on this earth, II T. Brown's
share of tbe good tilings of the world
would be a princely one.
The Metal Market.
New York, March ao.—Bar silver,
5914*; Mexican dollars, 47^.
Copper, easy, brokers', $17^; ex
change, $16^ to $17^.
Lead, easy, brokers', $4.20; exchange,
•$4.4010*4.45.
Tin, easier. Straits, $23 1,2% to (.23.75
Plates strong.
Another Huslneis Block.
V. Hyde Baker has let the contract to
George R. Leask for a two Story building at the corner ot linker street and
Van Home avenue, facing the passenger
station. The building v ill have fifty-
two feet frontage and a depth of forty
feet. In construction il will be similar
to the liakin block at the corner of Baker and Cranbrook streets. Tbe first
story will be used for storerooms, and
the second floor will be divided into
rooms, Work on the building will commence at once, and when it is completed
it will add very much lo the appearance
of Baker street,
Building Notes.
Work on the machine shops have been
retarded the past week by the snow
storm.
J. lillenberg has completed his shoe
shop and taken possession.
Sherlock & Bremner have built au addition to their already large quarters and
now have buildings extending the full
length of their lot.
Hello, There I
Have   you   used   Goldsworlh's   Tea?
livery package guaranteed.
Hout Sti.kuc Mukcantiu, Co. CRANBROOK  HERALD
rtlRSDAY,   MARCH    23.   1809.
TKISMS Of si l!i'i;iril"N:
EDITORIAL tNOTES.
This is No. i, Volume 2, of The
Iliuui.n.	
The pipe editor has resumed work on
the Fort Steele Prospector,
They are after lion. Fred Hume's political scalp again, and be says lhat if
they get ii this time ihey are welcome to
Thc sale of the groat Republic mine
to Montreal capitalists pleases the Canadians and fills lhe heurls of the Americans wilh joy.
It does a man goud lu look at lhe Improvements under way in Cruubrook.
Confidence is written in bold let eis on
every street us building after building
gt-es "P*  .
The beef exposures 1 in ihe Uniled
States will he a solar plexus blow to the
packer's combine of Chicago. Any person who lias read the testimony brought
out in the war investigation will hardly
relish canned meals bearing tbe Chicago
trade mark.
The Winnipeg Free Press issued an interesting legislative supplement on the
ifilll inst., giving pictures of llie legislative buildings and members, and the
parliament buildings with pictures of Sii
Wilfrid Laurier, Sir Charles Tupper und
Hon. Clifford Sifton.
Tbere is a great boom throughout
Southern British Columbia Ibis year,
owing to the great influx of capital.
There will be more development work
this season llian has ever taken place
before in this province, and that will
mean a great step forward.
Right at Ibis time, if there were twenty-five collages in Cranbrook to rent al
sums from $12 to -fjo 11 month, every oue
would be taken in forty-eight hours.
The demand for such buildings is increasing, and as a field for Investment
there is none that is better.
Richard Cboale, the United States am
bassador to the court of St. James, captured lhe Biilisb people by his speech at
his first public appearance. His remarks
were characterized by Bparkllllg humor,
depth of thought and breadth of views,
while there was a total absence of gush.
Choute will be a great favorite 111 the
diplomatic circles iu London.
lidilor Lowery, of the Denver Ledge,
bus returned home after a sojourn in the
east, lie dropped bits of philosophy
from Denver to Montreal, and when he
sturled to read bis exchanges found that
be was famous. Aud yet, it is a twenty-
lo one shot lhat he will insist that fame
never paid the persistent collector.
Lowry te a financier as well as an editor.
THK Hkkai.ii regrets that its esteemed
contemporary, lhe Fernie Free Press,
has taken umbrage at a little pleasantry
in the these columns al the expense of
tbe Free Press. Tin-; IIkkai.ii is too
goo I a paper to indulge in such child's
play. Take a day oil", Henderson, and
come over tu Cranbrook. We will make
it pleasant for you aud cause you to regret that you had uot come before.
TltP, IIlCRAMt's stock of poems on
beautiful spring and kindred subjects has
beeu carefully wrapped up in blankets
and placed in the warmest comer of the
office. Wo have come (o the conclusion
that there is no use iu getting gay simply because one can see a few patches ol
green giBBS nnd hear a lone robin sing.
It has been firmly impressed upon our
mind thai at this time of the year it may
snow in the morning, it may suow in the
evening, or il may be so warm tbat one
drops rapidly into tbe first stages of
spring fever. March is a peculiar month
in the Kootenays.
Tckj-raph Une to Dawson.
Winnipeg Free Press: Among the
passengers 011 the Pacific express yesterday was a party which is being senl oul
by lhe government to construct 11 telegraph line from Skagway lo Dawson
City,    The party comprises 15 men and
Mr, J. B. Chatlesou, of the public works
department, is in charge Work will bt*
gin when the party reaches Skagway,
and it is Imped to have the wires strung
and in operation to Dawson by the 15th
of   November   next,    Mr.   Richardson,
assistant electrlcau of the C P. li., and
Mr. Grimes, of Ottawa, will have charge
of ibe electrical department of the work,
The government will decide this summer
whether or not to lay a cable from Vau<
couver to Skagway to make connections
with the Dawson line from the government line now in operation to Muesnelle
B. Ci In the course of a few more days
ten more men will follow the parly that
arrived yesterday afternoon. Definite
iiistrucliuus will be received by Mr.
Chariesou from Ottawa when he reaches
Vancouver, where the linemen will be
engaged, lu addition to Messrs. CUarle
sou and Tache, Messrs. J. Gobeil and A.
Buyetare with them as assistant engineers.
Fort Sleele.
Port Steele Pros-ici-tor,
II. L, Amme and Charles Farrell
doing the assessment work 011 the Alice
mineral claim, near Fort Steele,
T. T. McVittie will build a handsome
residence 011 Riverside avenue in tbe
near future,
K. J. Iligby will open a half way
bouse iu the vicinity of Sheep creek.
J. T. Sanders of Sandon, is nt Fort
Steele. lie wilt work some of his mill
ing properties Ihls summer.
I still   have some lots  more   of   the
Scotch Tliuiiy suiting left.    Call and Si
them, J.din Leask.
^ 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  ^f^
become convinced'of the fact.
WHEN  MOTHER  GETS THE TEA.
When on 11 Sunday ufteinouu  J
The children arc away,           ™ .  .-   .
And wife and 1 at home alon«, i****} ■
Rhe'U l'*oh at tn*- and say: Vv
-We'll let ilie servants all go out; '-lx
When only you 1111U me
Art U-rt-'iiai us 1 used to do,
I'll u<-t your Sunday tea."
And so we watch them as they go,
The maids In ribbon say, ■ ,
Butler mn! cook and all the rest   J   f.
Doport In bravo array. A
And when lln* last Iiiih <lis*ai*[*t*raed\
i rub my hands In ile-a— "
And say:   "NOW, Mary!   for old timesI'
And  "Mother"  nets the tnii!
face) ^
a this If
e!" J
titleta, \
me!      *
Stand back, fa<U Jane nml Hrldtcet,
And hide your blushing tnee',
tf you could only cook like t
You'd never "lose a place!'
Such  ov'-torn, and such omelets,
Chtokona and toast—ah me!
Huw happy 'twas when, long ago, ,
She always got the tea! ^
Tlio**-*. irood old dnys, when we were poor,
And  hoyi nnd glrls-WCra small:
Since then th" Lord has prospered us,
While they've crown Htronu and tall.
Ami  think  lh«-y ought   to   have    "more
style-"
PorhapB such tlllngl must be—
run suit I'm longing tor tho days
When "Mother" got Hie lea.
-Louise KdKar, In .V. Y. Independent
A FORESTRY IDYL.
Ill' M. 8. I'ADEN. . '«*>
The wide duors of the Forestry build-
in»- ut tin* great Columbian exposition
were hospitably open to the sunshine
and vvind-s from blue Lake Michigan;
lhey entered und played hiile-imd-s-i-eU
aboul Uie plaee, m.t di* pel ling, but
blending with and currying about thnt
i-weei, pungent went that seemed to
discerning "wood lovers" the epirit-es-
M-nce of alt tin- free, wild forest lives
concentrated here in this wild-wood eit-
ndul, in thi* heart of u city, iniiiil the
trumping multitude from nil corners of
Uh1 crowded earth.
ita living fragrance lingered around
several he-arts of glont monnrcji trees,
j-nurls from nilsehupcn forest gnomes,
birch hark fashioned into slender
canoes, opulent -dubs of warm mahogany or rosewood, polished, satiny t-tir-
faces, smooth uh liltc mirroring waters
over whleh the glad boughs once bent,
or mnrltetl by nature's subtle mimicry
with the bird's eye tlmt peeped through
the innplc bram-lies, the swirl of The
curling eddy beneath ihe ash. or a
hundred kindred traceries; it stole from
the spicy growths id' 'rnpie elimes*, even
from the coeoa-woven mats of the
French pavilion und the odd little hns-
kcts und quaint souvenirs of the .Lips,
ll had perhaps long died oul, of the
finely pressed, mounted, and encased
exhiblta of twig and leaf, (lower ami
fruit, from the woods of the different
states; hut somehow the mun standing
spellbound among these scientific dry
bones of the "wild woods of West Virginia" fell ii sweep across tlie senses of
Iiih memory with u wave of olden fru-
grnnce that submerged all Ids Inter
yenr.-*. ihe strugglos, the gains, the dlj
ultles thai had mado htm what he was*
one you would murk iu 11 crowd aa u
lender, a man of greiitnlTnlrs,
How lie had over happened togel away
from bis crowding BalelllttB, to be alone
here tinning these mute reminders of
dny.; 100 sweet to be remembered witli'
out pain, lm scarcely kuew. Xo one
recognized him; nothing broke tin;
spell.
What a bewildering breath it was thnt
blew over him from lhe old woods, holding tm- moisr, spongy odor of the breaking uprlng soil, rich wiih last yenr's
leave:; ilu- strange, exhilarating whisper of <■■■ iv Ing, flowing life, of hidden
vioh is; the deepening scents of sum
mer; (heetherenllzedalrsof languorous
full; brcntll of spring burgeon nml
auiiiinn fruitage in one magic, impossible whole!
lie bow llgnln tln> white dogwood
blonms, the glory of the frost-kissed
leaves, the red spleelierrit's. He saw
them wheiro he bad placed them, crowning tbe dark locks of her proud little
bend, resting on her breast, encircling
hrr round yoiinir throat.
Tin* redbud's curly spring glory ahow-
crcd about biui ngnin, as soft, ns glow-
Ing, us her shy, light maiden kisses, but
so tar mure generous!
"Witeh-bazei:" Ah, tlmt was bis teasing name for her in those past days—
the winning littlo witch, with lier *liin-
Ing lin/cl eyes nnd nui-lirmvn hair. And
here was the "honey locust," with its
soft while blooms, it« sweets, nnd its
Hllngtng thorns; tlmt waa he, too, bo
had said angrily, but now he knew he
had been 11 poor fool nol to know tbut
sweets unguarded by thorns arc cheap;
mil to know t but it bud been his tn crush
those willful little llioms and store vhc
sweets for all his life's wat*oiis, insteiiil
ofdrnwlngnway petulantly, with 11 hurt
pride thai seemed potty vanity now,
What wns 1 ti-**- (innl quarrel, after nil'.*
He could noi lell; bul, far as were these
juleeless, Impaled ■•specimens'1 from
the swectnesttof hopeful youth and love,
There wns Hit* knotty "Herculeschili"
in lhe corner; here were the still {flossy
leaves of the laurel. Surely Iip had
wielded one and won the other from 1 he
great world beyond the forest, ns in
those (dd days be bad dreamed of doing. His inline wns n talisman. Ill the
boat of the struggle and the glow of
success bis heart had grown caloiis to
aching: lie bad aluiosl forgotten the old
dreiims. the old dnys. Why did their
charm conn* buck and make the rest
seem nothing'.1 If tin- wisdom of the
world was more than the impulses of
youth, why did it drop away as nothing
from the unsatisfied heart? Why does
the keen essence of our enjoyment linger tn the aftertaste of the uudrnlned
cup [iut away by our cureless hands for
ol hers' diiiuphl or for llie spilling?
He thought of his stately wife's blond,
jewel-decked beauty—surely he hnd appreciated it—her grnelotis manners
thai had. people said, conlribulcd much
tohis-iicccss. Why did the poise of thnt
little brown witch's head come back
dellnnlly to his memory, softi'iiing into
a pllnul droopof sweet yielding that his
placid wife's had never known?
"Ila/el!" he said, under Ids breuth; It
(Seemed to him that he would five, hit
world to be standing under the old
Trees iu his young muubood again, call
ing to her to let her know tbat he
guessed her tlrst at the tryst and biding* for maiden pride. Once he bud
come upon her, wearied with wahiug
uud hiding lest he And her waiting,
curled up in lhe coils of a wild grajie-
vine, fast asleep, with the tears of tired
disappointment 011 her long lashes Oh
to llnd her so ngain, to take her in hin
arms and kiss awny the tears, and then
go wandering through the sunset wood*.
until it were lime 10 step together ovei
the edge into the dim world beyond!
"We chose the K-mt in the old grave*
yard at the edge of tlie forest." he recalled, "that should cover us both until
the birds sang and the new leaves unfolded on the resurrection morning."
Somewhere there was n costly miirbb
thnt recorded the virlnesof his wife's
flrst husband—tbe love of her youth,
doubtless: she would rest better there
—but. room for him?
The face of his wife's brother struck
on his vision ncross lhe crowd. Some
men near were talking of a vast concern,
enrolling many fortunes,yet whose future he held at a nod. Why should he
feel old and as If life were over?
He was waking from his dreniii that
ahe was near and that he might eome
upon her at any moment. lie turned
nway, almost stumbling over those in
his path. Unheeding bis steps, save
that lie turned in tbe opposite direct ion
from where his wife's brother stood, he
was passing t he North Caroline pavilion.
Was lie dreaming still? Who bnt one
could be thnt small, brown figure, fallen
asleep on the rhododendron settee, the
quntnl knots and gnarls that mimicked
a enrven back framing her figure as had
the grapevine coil? Tears glittered on
her lushes.
"Tired to death!" someone said, smiling and stepping nwny softly. He sat
down beside her, took her hands in his.
and quickly kissed n teiir awny, just np
he had done—why, it aeenied but yesterday.
"Another Columbian bride nnd
groom!" tittered a group of young girls,
quick to spy romance in a corner. Tt
eould not be so many years, after nil.
he thought,
She stirred nnd snid something in the
unintelligible language of the. dream
world.
The downenst lids 4-oubled him, ns the
resemblance of sl.-ep to death sometimes urges us io break the former.
When she waked md he looked into her
eyes, the past ffould live again. It
would be like looking Into one's own
warm home fit ^,
ne kissed nway the other tear.
**nnzel!" - •. mi-'. -
She nwoke startled.
Oh, the dear, dead drer ms of youth!
Tin they nt ver come back, then ? What
was it. so dke yet difTen-nt? A fire liko
ours in a neighbor's house, or a home
fire to which one returns forgotten?
She enlletl him by tl e empty title men
had given him, not ty the royal nnme
of the old, young love. She looked, not
Into his eyes, but. at the locks waving
al>ove his forehead, and he felt their
frosty whiteness against the brown o\
hers.
"You did remember her? And you
knew she called me Hazel? I nm so
glad you spoke to nw; anyone who
knew her would know nie, Or did Don
—Mr,—your son tell you who 1 was? I
saw you often, but wns nfraid to speak
to you,"
"Where is she?" he asked, hla strong
dreams and memories crystallizing, but
ilie truth was vogue ut flrst,
"Mother"—the girlish brown eyes
filled with tears—"is in the old graveyard—you will remember it—on the
hill nt tbo edge of the woods, We
walked there often. She wunted to lie,
she said, where the shadows nnd tlie
leaves of the ohl trees would drift over
her while she waited, It Iiiih been so
lonely since she went. You know my
fnther was killed by a fulling tree before I was born, nnd so there were just
she and 1. She told me of you. but she
thought you had forgotten her."
"Mine has been tt busy life," be said,
"among forests of men, not of trees."
And be passed his hand over bla brow.
"I have forgotten mueh, but not—your
mother."
"She snid you had climbed fnr above
her nnd the old days, nnd so she said
she would not have me tell your son of
the old friendship, since it would bul
strengthen your decision tbat a little
country girl was no more a fit mute for
him than she for his father. I met him
In the college town, you know."
"You—you are Ilnllie Dean? I never
knew that Hnzd married. And I was
spoiling Don's life, ns I spoiled mine, tu
its sweetest part! .llut bow did you
come here'.'   Does he know?"
"I enme with the clnss from the college; I um teaching there, He found
me here, but I—I had just sent him
nway. I thought hhe would hnve told
me to, since you wished it."
"Xo. I huve iieen lonely, too, and 1
think Don has; bis mother has been
dead for years. Won't yon enme to us
und let 11s lose our loneliness all together, all three? I—I hnve not forgotten
your mother; I think she would be happy to know of it, ns she lies waiting
there in the old ■graveyard at the edge
of the wood, with the snows of iis winters nnd the leaves of its summers drifting over her, She would bn glad to
know that, you nre my child now."
The ntr about them wns sweet with
the subtle, freed essenee of those hewn
and crushed, drained and dried forest
Uvea of other days, In li new, exultant
existence, and with who knows whut of
some subtler essence of human lives
whose blossoming springs nnd summers
were passed, yet for whose hacked
limbs of hope and faded, scentless joys
there brealhed impalpable yet poignant
assurance of resurrection promise beyond—beyond.—-Tilpplncott's,
Itnttier 11 I in in per.
He—A penuy for you thoughts, Ethel.
I'd hei—They're tint worth so mueh.
"Ileally?"
"No; 1 wns only thinking of you!"—•
Odds and Kudu.       „.,_. ,.
River Days Before the mar.
^>IMMmMHHHIHII-r*
Ml'lMELL, the chief of Murrell'a
gang, took pattern after .Mike
Fink, Sum QriHy and "Col. Plug/'and
bis depredations were ub terrible and
far-reaching as any of the pioneers of
his profession,
Mark Twain, in hla "Life on the .Mississippi," calls Murrell a wholesale rascal to disi i ui*u ish him from Jesse .lauies'
retail rascally deeds.   "What are James
and his half dozen vulgar rascals compared with this stately old criminal,
with his sermons, bis meditated itisur-
reciious, and wary captures, und hia
majestic following of 1,000 men, sworn
lo do his evil will."
Murrell seems to hnve been a moat
dexterous, as well as a consummate
villain. When he traveled his disguise
wns thnt of au itinerant preacher, and
it is said that his discourses were very
soul-stirring and so Interesting to
hearers that they forgot to look after
their horses, which wore carried away
by his confederates while he was
preaohlng. But MurreU's most lucrative occupation was stenling slave* to
sell them in another quarter. He had
a peculiar way of managing thut part
of his business, One of hia men would
tell a negro, for example, to run away
from his master and allow him to sell
him to another, whereby he could secure half of the money paid for him.
Then the negro was advised-to run away
tlie second-time, return lo thegangand
be sent to a free state by them, where
he would be safe. Many poor wretches
complied with this request, hoping to
obtain money and freedom. They
would -lie sold in this manner three or
four times, until the Murrella hnd realized $3,000 or $4,000 from the repeated
sale of one mnn. After this, for fear
of detection., the method would be to
get rid of the only witness against
them, which was the negro himself.
He was murdered and hiB body thrown
Into the Mississippi river.
The general rendezvous of this gang
was on the Arkansas side of the river,
where they concealed their negroes in
the morasses and cunebriHies. Though
It was well known that Murrell was the
head uf this gang of outlaws, it wus
difficult to obtain proof against him,
A young mnn named Stewart finally
gained his confidence, turned traitor
and exposed the whole concern, bringing home sufficient evidence against
Murrell to send him to the penitentiary for 14 years.
It was found that a good many men*
who bore respectable names in the sections In which tbey lived were connected with MurreU's gang, and every effort
wns mode to discredit Stewart's statements. He wns obliged to leave the
southern states in consequence,
One of the most daring deeds of the
notorious outlaw wns the rebellion he
Incited in New Orleans, his object-being
to raise the blacks against the whites,
taking possession of the city In the
melee nnd plundering it at leisure. The
story, is told, by Oapt, E. W. Gould, one
of the oldest river captains, now living
in New York. Capt. Gould collected It
from accounts furnished hy the mnn
Stewart, who vouched for its- correctness, nnd declared that it wns told htm
by Murrell himself at the time he was
in his confidence.
"I collected all my friends about New
Orleans,*" snid Murrell, "at one of our
friend's houses at that place, We sut
in council three days before we got all
our plans to our notion. We then determined to undertake the rebellion nt
all hazards, and make ns many friends
as we could for that purpose. Every
man's business was assigned to him,
nnd when all was ready the signal was
given for the rebellion to break loose,
The history of It Is well known. Suf-
flee it to Bay that we carried off thousands of dollars In horses, cattle, and
other movable property, and killed people without number who were in our
wny,"
Another noted outlaw in the early
part of thc century was Mason, the highwayman of the Natchez Trace, who Infested the canebrakea near Walnut
hills, from where they boarded many
a bout, killing the crew and carrying
on* the cargo.
A story well remembered by old-time
St. LouiBuns Is thnt of the murder of
young MeKenzie oa the steamer Nellie
Rogers. Young MeKenzie was the son
of 11 prominent merchant of St. Louis, a
most estimable gentleman, who was at
one time nn Indian trader on the upper
M Issotiti. The elder MeKenzie luul married a squaw, Indian fashion, and raised
a family of liulf-brwds, a part of which
he took to tlie states and educated.
Young MeKenzie, then about .10years
old, hud returned to hlvtribe, the Crows,
married and was living at Fort Peek,
He, with his wife and young child, together with a large number of Indians
of both sexes and of all ages, hnd en
camped on the bank opposite where the
bout was discharging. They all had
access to the boat, and were constantly
passing to and fro*
The bar on the boat had been closed
by the order of Charles P, Chouteau,
the owner of the line, and no excessive
drinking was allowed. They hud orv
board ns a passenger all lhe way from
Rt. I-ouis a Mr, Clark, formerly from
Philadelphia, a quiet, gentlemanly man
of education, who for ten or twelve
years hud heen living among the Indians ut Benton.
After the boat had been lying there
for several hours Mr, MeKenzie came
aboard with others and stepped into
the cabin. Just ns he got abreast ot
the stove in the hall Clark enme out
of his stateroom, one of the first iu thu
cabin, with pistol tn hand, nnd without
a word fired nt MeKenzie. The latter
fell dead, shot through the heart. His
wife, with her kindred ami friends, was
among the first to rush aboard. The
excitement among the Indians became
intense,
The crew and passengers, too, were
btid.lv frightened, apprehending summary veugecce from the Indians, who
were entirely masters of the situation.
The tires were oul. and no steam could
be hud to move the bout for several
hours. All Unit seemed to stand between au outraged body of fighting
Indians uud the Nellie Rogers wus ltev.
Father De Smet, for many years a missionary and manager of Catholic mission?* among the Indians, lie happened1
to be on board the bout, us he frequently wns on expeditions of 1 bis kind, lt
was decided that Clark should be. disposed of. fur It was evident Hint there
was no safety fnr the. It-out while he remained on board. PonicB were secured
from the traders at Fort Peck, 1" miles
distant, who bud come to see the steamboat, Clark, with two or three others,
who were anxious to get to Fort Bon-
ton, started with very little preparations, Before the Indians had got over
their consternation. Chirk, whom none
of them knew personalty, hud got beyond tlie reach of their fleetest horses,
and, through the influence of Father
De Smet, they probably never pursued
him.
Among the passengers on the Nellie
Rogers on that day was "Tom Dorrls,"
a young man from St. Louis, bound for
the gold mines at Helena. He was one
of Clark's companions in the Gilpin
race. The riders tnive.resed the distance of 200 miles in three days. The
cause for thc murder of young MeKenzie was never definitely ascertained.
It was believed that an old grudge existed that was to be settled vn thar way
whenever the parties met. Nothing was
ever henrd of Clark afterward beyond
a letter written by a gentleman living
at Findlay, O., In 1889. The story here
told was published In a Cincinnati paper
at that time, and the anuouncement
wns made of Capt. E. W. Gould's forthcoming book. Tfhts gentleman, who requested that his name be not used,
wrote thnt he met Malcolm Clark nt
Fort Benton in 1802. Clark, he said,
was a man to be feared, but a gentleman when not angry. He was married
to a beautiful half-breed girl, with
whom he seemed to live quite pleasantly. .She had a brother named Isadora,
who made his home with Clark ami
'hunted and traded with him. In 1865
Clark moved to Prickly Pear creek nud
located a ranch there. For some reason Clark became cruel and overbearing to his wife. After enduring it for
awhile she appealed to her brother for
protection. He and Clark had an altercation, in which Isadore shot and
killed him.
On the 3d of January, 1844, the whole
city of St. LouIb was thrown into consternation and feverish excitement by
the report that the steamboat Shepherdess had been wrecked in Cahokla
bend, only threw miles from the pfpnter
of the city. Many lives were reported to
have been lost, Several boats were immediately dispatched to the scene of the
disaster, and the worst rumors were
soon verified,
The Shepherdess, while ascending the
Mississippi river on her way from Cincinnati to St. Louis, struck a snag ut
tl o'clock at night just above the month
of Cahokia creek. The night was dark
und stormy. The concussion was severe, and several planks were torn from
the bottom of the boat. There were between CO and "0 passengers on board.
Most of them had retired, but four or
five gentlemen in the cabin were sitting
around the stove, for it was cold, winter
weather,
In less than two minutes after the
beat struck the water rose to the lower
deck, where most of the passengers in
that part, of the boat were asleep. The
captain ran to thc cabin occupied by the
women and assured them that there was
no danger. Then he returned to the
forecastle and Is supposed to have been
washed overboard, as nothing was seen
or heard of him afterward. One of the
pilot** attempted to descend Iuto the
hold for the purpose of examining the
leak, but the rush of water quickly
drove him back.
Shrieks of distress arose from the
deck below, and several women who ran
to the stern railing reported that they
saw a number of persons struggling In
the river. The water rushed in with
tremendous rapidity, nnd before three
minutes had elapsed it had risen to the
floor of the upper cabin. Some persons
on the upper deck saved themselves by
getting Into a yawl, which was cut-
loose and rowed to the shore with a
broom.
The rapid rise of the w-itcr caused all
those who could to seek safety on the
hurricane deck. This position was not
attained wit hout great difficulty, for the
bow hud sunk so deep in, the water that
the only access was by way of the stern.
Meanwhile, the lioat wiut drifting down
the stream, and a few hundred yards
below she struck another snag, which
rose above the surface. This threw the
steamer nearly on her beam ends on thu
tnrbonrd side.
Drifting from the snag, she again
lurched to starboard. With every lurch
several persons were washed off. Some
of them reached the shore, but many
were drowned. A short distance below,
just above the first shot tower, tho hull
struck a bluff bank, which again careened the boat nearly on her side. The
hull and cabin parted, The former sunk
and lodged on a bar above Carondelet,
While the cnbln floated down to the
point of tho bar below thnt place, where
It lodged and became stationary. As
the cabin passed the steamer Henry
Bry lying ot the shot tower, its captain
heard the frantic cries of the passengers, ne went to their rescue in his
yowl, but only a few at a time eould bm
taken off,
Among the passengers was Col.
Wood's famous "Ohio Fat Girl," who
weighed 440 pounds, «Ste wns saved by
the combined efforts of Ca|St, Robert
Bullock, of MaysvRle, Ky,, and several
other men. The mayor of St, Louis,
■who personally assisted In relieving
the sufferers, caused all who were saved
to be taken to the Virginia hotel. It wns
estimated that RO |>cmiiis perished lit
the disaster.—St. Louis Republic
MOYELLE!
This is the name of the new
town at the foot of Moyie
Lake.
Lots are being sold rapidly, and
arrangements'have been completed
for a number of new buildings that
will be erected without delay.
Lumber is^on the ground for de=
pot buildings.
For prices and terms see
W. N. BRAYTON,
Townsite Agent.
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?2_ Calling Cards at The Herald Office,   dt   dt THE   HERALD,
OBAjSBBOOK,  11. C.
BLIND TOM'S MOTHEE
HER NAME IS CHA1IIT/ WIUGINS AND
SHE IS 85 YEARS OLD
UNLUCKY ILLUSTRATION.
No Wonder it CttnatMl  Poor t'eftrire
NotiiiiiR tiui Sorrovr.
Tho buys not nt tbo Fourth precinct
station nre telling this- Btory on one of
tbeir number,   It appears tbnt the bero
of tbo ink* has a sweetheart over on
Cedar avenue.   He Ims loved lior long
nml truly, but up to n abort time ago
lacked tbe oournge to tell bur of bin
passion. Hut Im finally mustered np all
hla bravery—ifc  required more nerve
tii'in facing nu ugly mob—nud m-trcbeil
to bor home.
"Mary," bo said, "1 lovo yon."
Mary ntnrtwl nightly.   Shn hnd beou
expecting this remark fm* some time,
sin- blushed, howover, nnd theu coyly
mi Id:
"DittO, tiOOFRO."
To bor aurpriflo nnd ohngrlu, George
ohnugcd tho subjeot nnd prosontly took
hts depnt'turo.
A tow nights Inter bo wns ou bis wny
to bla boot with two nf bla brother otll-
oors,
"tiny, boys," hu Hilt., "I wnnt to nsk
you 80,-netblug, Ynu know I'vo boou
keeping company with « girl on Oodni
avenue, uml tlm other night. I—well, I
lold bor I loved hur, uml, wiy, nil sho
mid wuh 'ditto.' Now, whut in thDUdor
duflB 'ditto' im-niif"
Tho brother unicorn laughed loud und
loug,
"Don't you know whnt thut means?"
ono of thorn cried.
"No, I don't,1' Bald Ci'eoryc.
"Well,   it's  easy," said   thn   friuml.
"Look over thu fence," They woro just
passing nu eaat unl cabbu-jo patch,
"Whut do you sue."
"Cabbages," replied Uuorge.
"Well, uow lonk ut thnt pnrtlcular
cub logo head right there."
"Yes," Ffiid lipnrge,
"Now look ut tlio cubbngo heud next
to it."
"y«s," said George.
"Woll, that's it. Tbo first; cabbage
head is n cabbage heud und tho other
ouo is ditto."
"What!" roared tho Irate George.
"Did tbat blamed girl call mo a cab-
Lugo head?"
And he turned uwuy uud refused to
be comforted.
j CoDTlnccd Tlmt Her FitmotU SOU lln*
ii'-f-t. Prejudiced Against IT*.- by l'e**.
sons TVho Wnnt to Control HU Money
— Wl.niri)   Sbo  I Ivim   ii mi   Hot*  Sprtndl
Hur l)n]*i nt Coli-onlm**, Oi|.
It, In nit usually known ih-u Hlin 1
Tcin'a mother la alive, hut suoh i-tho
ease, Hur name iri Charity Wiggins, Shu
11 voi ln Qolutnbns Qn., with one of ber
daughters,
Aunt Charity te 80 years oil. uml te
ono of tlio colored people whu belong to
thn old Riiutboi'ii regime, Bhe laoourtBous,
liHolli|>unt, deferential aud win** tha
ro*p(*nt of hur own raoe and tlie White
race.
SllQ in looked ttpait In tho li-rlir ot un
oraolc hy thi) colum-l pimple iu Oolutubns,
tir -thu ims travelled tur and wide with
hor ion, tho fatuous llllnd Tom, musician
Aunt Charity never gets tired of luii*
Ing rt hur nti Tutu. If tho northern
visitor whu froquents the Georgia resort*
will (-ii nut   tO   tlm   suburbM   whom .hu
lives Aunt. Onnrtty will receive tho guest
with courtesy (ind gaud will nud sit nud
tit Ik l-i hur nbout hur non, tho -;--iiii-s uf
tlm age,
llut Aunt Charity has n Rrlnvimc-**,
nnd tdiu will tell jou thnt un noon as ■hu
tflllri you anything nboui. Tom. Shn kivs
ho Ih not -writing to hur n- ofton ;h he
Should. Aunt Charity believes thut the
people he 1.4 living with nt Highland a,
N.J., hnvo prejudiced hlm nRulust her
UUd thnt Is the reason she rarely . hoars)
from hi in.
t-ihe probably has u yood dual lu btr
favor In this prejudice, for there is boine-
thing very nn-jor ubout llllnd Tom's being kept so clonaly und guarded nu seuret-
ly in thnt queer old bermitagu ou tun
i-iiuit of Now .lorrioy.
The native* in tbut place my that it is
ns inuoh M a, man's life Is worth to tnlk
to llllnd Tom; that he 1- guarded Ilko a
prisoner. If poor old Aunt Charity know
ull iihout her ion thnt the natives nro
raying, tbe old soul would be sorrier
than sbe is now. It curtalnly Is true thnt
somebody has llllnd Tom's money, und
his mother tins not a bit of it.
Sho travelled far nine yours with
Blind Tom, nnd that travelling was as
near heaven as Bho will ovor get this nlJn
iS-ft
A Hold Dp.
-w~^%  *
are
m
**v
AM
"Mugey, i got de drop ou yor diB
time, so gimme biu-h my shirt dot you
got ou before I soak yer,"—New York
Journal.
A UcnrcNsiu*-, Inilrieiice.
"too ought to bo happy," aald the
Chinese philosopher. "Ynu havo nil
tbnt u man ought to wish for. All you
tuck is ii few empty signs uf power."
"Yet*," answered Li Hung Chang,
""I'm the richest ninu ou earth, and I
suppose 1 ought to bo hnppy. Bnt I'm
not. I can't bt* comfortable when I realize thnt- the empress dowagor mny at
any moment tako it Into lier bead to nso
iny peacock plnmngoforn fentber duster
nud my yellow jacket for a mop."—
Washington Star.
Crr.'t.   (Uv   VoltCi.
Sirs. Hayseed—-Yes, I bad somo city
boarders dur.ln lb' summer, bat I didn't
Intordooco 'em nrouud much 'cntn-o I
saw they wasn't fust class folks what
goon out of tin1 olty every summer.
Neighbor—Ohl Thoy showed they'd
never been in the country before, did
they?
Mrs. Hayseed—Yen, indeed. Why,
the very lusl meal lhey asked for cream.
—New York Weekly*
One Except I ou,
"Yi-." mil the hefivy sol man with
the thick -v. l, ii. I tiu> blue black ohlu,
"tbe old days wero Iho best—tho old
actors, tbe old pin yo, tho old loeoery,
the old audiences. Yea, 1 believe with
thu pool (but old things are tbe boat."
"Nol oggB," .'-aid the wntory eyed
comodtnu iu bis high, shrill votoe.
And n shnddor tun nrouud tho room,
—Ch'V.-Iniid Plain Don lor,
.lueL  WHS  •"xmi-iiIIiih."
Rocently ou the Bnbbllug Well road,
Shanghai, two tors rrom 11. At. S, Al-
geritiu were disport lug thoinBelvea by
wabbling ill our mi bikes. A collision
took place, one cf tho men lauding ou
bis uowi iu tin1 road, whilo tbo other
dtinpponrod, maohluo uud till, into n
diteii. Tlm -.'eiiHenniti in tlio rond sat
up nud [nihil tn aeo bin chum, ao bu
yoll.il:
"BUI, wbem tin- blazes ore yon?"
"SonntilUH- |il'.v' sonndlng," mro
tborospoiiBe ni tho Individual addressed
emerged Into the mini, coated from stem
to stern with groen sllmc umt mud mnl
drnBglnfi tbo maohluo utter bim by ouu
wbool.—NuRgcta.
tle'i CiiHimni lo Tno Others tfom
Harry—Hay, old man, I'm iu u horrible Dx.
Fred—•What's up?
Hurry—I'vo gOUO uml got OUgngod ta
two girls. Hoc* tbu dtckOUS nm 1 goiug
to get ont of It!
Fred—Obj Hint's easy onough I Jusl
contrive to get them together so that
ihey can oomphro notes. — Chicago
New 4.
MOTHER or BLIJTD TOM.
of tho real heuven. Tin* other heaven
which she enjoys in this life te tbe
ezeoedliig astonishment sbe creates In
hor awn race hy talking to thom for
hours m the dusky southern twilight ot
tho wonderful things sho saw ami the
shines she heard durini* these great nine
yeurs when sho won north. However, old
Aunt Charity always winds up with a
shako of the head and pays: "But I am
mighty find to he bnck In Qeorgla!''
JJ Aunt Charity says the rom.ni she hns
lor lu'lioviiift tbat llllnd Tom was
pri'imlid'd ugalnst her was the same
reason that made her leavo Xow York.
.She was thero four years ago, and Tom
Came to hur nnd snid: "Mother, you
itnt.it go home,'' "Tom, whnt put thnt
into your bond?" Thon be put nut his
hands ns if ho would shove ber nwny. Ho
snid: "If you don't go we will mako you
go," aim in* intimated thnt the people
bud told him to sny this.
Tho pooplo wero evidently thoso
Shrewd onus who km-w that If Tom's
family hud Tom's money thoro would
not he much left for them. Aunt Charity
elves ft out ns n fact thnt Tom is only
! 10 yeurs old, whereas tho world hns
I ,'iIw.itn considered hlm to ho n decrepit
old 1H.111 Ih'.'.iu-i' be hns goue out ot Us
sight.
Aunt Charity is not only n obaraotez
In Georgia ns the mother at lllind Tom,
but she ti the mother nf SO other children.
u lien you ask her tho names ot her
chlldron It Is impossible for her to roi*ol-
|Q0t all of thorn.
Nothing Is more pleitKnnt to tho visitor
to Columbus than to find Aunt Charity
nnd tn go out nnd talk to her nbout
Tom's being Imprisoned nwny from hor
nud hear tlie stories of his   great   power. I
{Shu Is   ns   perfectly   sure   ns she Is uf
heaVOU   Hint ho is the only grout   genius j
that America hns produced. With a groat '
drill of Interest she tells   you   of the tlrst ;
dny when the little I'llml   Torn   oropt to
thn master's plnno nnd played a tune.
Aunt  Charity   Is   In perfect health, la
ns lino n* over mentnlly, und   uxpoots   to :
llvo to he more than   100,   und  hu-> only
■mi'   trouble—-llllml   Tom's   behavior to
hor.
llll|l|M       1   llllllli ll I.
Miss Million—oh, I have thought of
a lovely way to help lhe poor htrikiug
tailors!
Mrs. Billion— What- is it, dear?
Miss Million™1 um going to muko
nil my owu gowni.—Town Topics.
HcroAlty.
"You keep your hand out o' thom
peanuts I" exclaimed the Q-yoar-old
morohout wbo luul Bet up a storo iu the
front yard of the purontul dwelling.
"I won't luulu'i'!" replied tbe 5-year-
old customer, helping bimsulf ngain.
"My dad's tho p'loceman on dis block!"
—ObloHgO Tribune.
l'lilluHoiihy.
Nippon—I wuh sorry you didn't think
to bring my umbrella back yosterduy.
I got wet tbmugb for tha want uf it.
Koolwun—Sorry, I'm sure, but 1
eonldn't return it yestorday without
getting wet myself. A mini is bound ta
look out for himself first, you know.—
Boston Triuiscrint.
Mlnurd's Mnlmcnt Cures Distemper,
unt* Gnvo tn,
j     She—The mnn tbut I mnrry must tie
: ablo to see biyniid his nose.
lie—And how mnny uf your "nuos"
will ho bnvo to lauora?
Then she gnvo iu nml oousontod to he
bis.—Chicago Nowa.
AT THE  TURN OF THE  ROAD
A moniont's psuse for longing and lor drtMiBl
lug
A moment's looking hookwanl on tlio wny;
To kiss my linm) to long past tun 0(SgloaR1 Ing
To i-tiinil and think of lifo ot yeHtordny'
A littlo time tn drcntn of sunlit hourn
Bpont whore whlto towers rise against thc
sky,
To trend ngnin thnt path of too sweet (lowers,
Tn boar nn'iiii Iut greeting nml goodhyl
Whnt Is thoro, wny yon, In thnt fnroff oil)*
Of my past living atA *"ast lovin*,* left,
Wrnpiiud in ilu golden hazo, to stir my pit?
And call thu bitter sigh of thu boroft 7
Tho memory of a touch warm, trusting, olmg
Ins,
Tho memory of thnt touch gown cold ns li'o>
Avoluo hushed thai waa puro an wild bird's
Ringing?
Alnvowhui-o bright flarao burned in fnerl
flee?
Only ti grnvof Life of lodny will toaeh tuo
Itn slrinm llcets fast for sorrow nnd rogrot.
Boyoild this turn Its sweoplnt; wove will roach
mo.
I miiit gu with It, as wo sll gol Yet—
A nuiiin'iit'H pnuso for longing and for dream
lug,
A miiDiGnt's looldng baoliward ou tho way,
Tu kits my huml to long luist turrets glonnt-
To sUuiil nnd thiiilt of life of yostordny!
—U Wiii'lon .lunks In Hi.iinliim'ii
Hlurd's Liniment Cures DIptherla.
TO WED A  DUKE.
Hlai   I'nnllne   Aotor,   Whu   >!»>    II*-
ooiiifj Duoheu <>r Rtiiabnriihe,
Whon William Wnldi.rf Astor removed
himself and family to England, bought u
town house, a onstlo and a London newspaper, hu praotiofllly expatriated blmwlf
nnd beonmo nn Englishman, so tbonn-
nour.""mcnt that hte only daughter, 'Atea
Pauline Astor, Is to wed ono of thn Eng ,
ilsh nobility should oouse no surprise
Tho Duke of Eloxburghe, to whom it is j
said she Is engaged, Is n peer of anolent
lineage and bos an enormous fortune, so
he Is by nn moans a fortune hunter.
Miss Paulino Astor i- a very pretty
young woman of it) of whom Americans j
huv« seen and hoard vory little. She went
to llvo in Englund when Bho was n child, I
aud now sim would hardly bo recognised
even In tin- most exclusive Newport lirclus.
OUT   OF  DEATH'S   SHADOW.
THE   BXPUKIKNCti   OF   A   LADY    WHO
HAL) lilV-iN UP HOHIi.
"Drat the bell I And jnst when 1 got
to where tbe muniui-- poisons tbe dnch*
ess' boot tBo."—NuggotB,
Hollowny'a Oorn Onro is a specl&o for
tbo romovol of corns and warts. We
bnvo nevor hoard of Us failing to re-
move oven tbo worst kind.
U1SB rAOLISB ASTOU.
Sho Is probably ono of tho richest of Amor-
loan heiresses, for sho Ih ono of only threo
children, and hor father's fortuuo Is eou-
sorvntively ostltnntcd nt nbout 1800,000,**
000.
Miss Paulino Is tho ono dnugbtor of this
branch of the great Astor house, lier
mother, bofmo bor marriage ono of the
most beautiful of Philadelphia maiden
hollos, wns the lovely Mamie Paul, daughter of Admiral Paul, U. S. N. Miss Astor
rosembles hor bountiful mother, although
sho Is not so willowy as wns tbo lovely
Mnmlo Paul at tbo snmo ago.
She was hamod Paulino to jiro-ttlly por-
potunto hor mother's maiden nnino and
Inherits tho lustrous dark oyes, olive skin,
beautiful mouth mid tenth whioh huvo
made tbo Paul women for generations fa-
niHiis bunutioH.
Miss Paulino Astor will, liko Httlo Miss
Cornelia Bradley Martin, and nlso ilko
Miss Oonsnolo Vandorbllt, stop from hor
sohoolbookn to tho nltar. Sho bus never
attended school hut has received n careful
education und many accomplishments
through her govornossos und tutors nt
Ollvetien,
Sho bus not, beou out nt all socially, mid
except that she ims presided with girlish
grace and Ingenuousness at tho dlnnors
and tens given by hor father ut bis mug-1
niili'i'iit. estate ntOllvedon during tlio past j
year she ia personally unknown to llio i
6iiu.riv.nrU nf fashion. Tlio Inst time
Miss Astor camo to Aniortca hor father
brought her especially tbnt sim might bo
.confirmed In tho church so beloved by her
mothor.
'i hr >pnniab t'oaoo <!ottiuilseloneve«
No moro with Parisian ohefa may ws
rfum
We'll   tnko  back  our  bluo  tilshoa   und
(lollies.
We've bad filial of beef and champagne,
but n'. home
Thc-v wtll probably give US lumales.
-Washington 3tar.
SlcepleSsuess,—When tho nerves are
lustrung ond tho whole body giveu up
0 wretchedness, wben tbe mind is
llled with gloom and dismal forefcod-
ngs, tlm result of derangement of the
ilgostivo organs, slceplossness comes to
del to tin' distresB. If only (bo Bnhjool
imlil sleep, thero would bo oblivion for
whilo and temporary relief. Panne*
ig's Vogetablo Pills will uot otly in-
ni'i* sleop, but will ii'it so boitollphilli
:mt tho anbjocl will w; he l'tfi-csbtt
ml restored to happlnosa.
AdTlce.
"If you do nut marry me, I shall
bung uivriidf!" exclaimed a lovelorn
Deuvor young man,
"Woll, if yuu do, please go dowu a
block," whu tba cheerful response, "for
1 bettrd pnpn Kay bu did not want yon to
hung nrouud here. "—Denver Times.
Tbo Flagging Energies Revived.—
Constant application to busiuess is n
tax upou tho onergles, an I if there bp
'iut relaxation, lassitude uud .1 presslon
ire sure to intorveno, Th so come
from stomachic troubles. T o wnnt oi
•xcrolse brings on nervous irregnbiri
ties, and tho stomach censes t:i asslutil-
tto food properly. Iu this condition
?nrmeloe'a Vegetable Pills will Ix
'ouud a recuperative of rare power,
restoring ths organs to healthful notion,
Impelling doprcssian, and reviving tlu
l.tggiiig energies.
YOUNGEST CONGRESSMAN.
Martin  11. Glynn ot Atltntiy Will Hiiv-t
That Distinction,
AmouK tbu new members of tho Fifty-
sixth   c<iii(*r,'iis  is   Martin   II.   (Jiynn,   a
young lawyer and newspaper mnn. who
represents iho Twontleth dlstrlol of New
York state. Ho will be thoyoungost mom-
her of the next house of representntivos.
Although only four yours nut of collogo
Mr, Glynn Is n member of tho Albany
county i>nr nnd tha managing editor of
tho Alliniiy Tini.s-L'ntou. Ho ia a self
made man and tins worked his way tip In
tho world
Horn in the Domooratlo town of Kin* I
dorhoolc, N. V.. within tbo shadow of iho
old home of Martin Van Buren and only I
a few miles nwny from the nntnl plnce of
Samuel J, Tllden, It is but natural that
Mr. Glynn should bo a Democrat of tho
Tllden  nnd Van Huron  typo,    His early j
dnys wore Bpont on a farm nnd in thn pub*
lie sohools of iii-* native town.  Alter completing bis studies at tho publio schools
Mr. Glynn worked ns un ncconntant by
day and studied tho classics by night until
ho hnd acquired tho moans and erudition
requisite forndinlsslon to college.
In   tho full nf   ISSfl Mr. Glynn entered
Pordhntn college, nml In June, 1894, WUS
graduated tltorofrom at thu bead of a largo
Jiot lm probable.
First Brute of a Man—I suw In this
morning's paper thut a womnn killed a
dog thnt tried to bi to her.
Second Brute of a Man—By Jove,
you don't fay fo! Iwondcr how nlie did
it?
First Brute of a Mnn—Probably she
talked it to dentil.—Ally Sleper.
Stveot ('iir AceiUt-lit,—Air. Thom'
.-viliiu, an-s: *'Mv elt veil -year-old h
bad bis foot Inully injured bybcln^ r.
over ii>' n onr on th" street ntihva
Wo nt onco commeucetl bathing the fo
with Dr. Tbonins' Electrio Oil, win
tbo dlscoloratiou and swelling was removed, aud iu nine thys ho could ut
his foot.    Wi-  iihuiys keep il bottle i
tlie house romlv for nnr pmprgoncy."
Wnnl-. a < r-'iliinbli*  Sliii-irlnic.
"You said Buster was getting ready
to fail."
"He is, but ho hnsu't got bis liabilities big enough yet."—Chicagoltecord.
Iteicnlnr.
"Littlo boy, dn yuu attend church
regularly?"
"Yes, sir, every Christmas, sir."—
Cincinnati Enquirer.
Rash.
** Why did tbo young doctor cull It
smallpox?"
"It was a rush gness."—Cleveland
Plain Denier.
Palo sickly children should m<
Motlior Gravos- Worm Exterminator
Worms nre one ot the principn! causei
of suffering in children und should bi
expelled from the system.
Winter Complexions.
Mr. Hioblello (In nu "L" train)—
Whut :• lovely complexion tbnt girl has!
Seaside Hullo—Yes, sho looks us if
she'd been shut up in town oil summer.
—New York Weekly.
11 aimr; II. ULVNX.
cbi*";, carrying ofl nil tho honors of his
year uml leaving on tho annals of tbo collogo n brilliant record ns a student, a
writer nnd u speaker,
As n writer Mr. Glynn hns golnod con*
sldornblo prominence liy bis nrtloloB in tho
loading periodicals of tlm country, while
us an orator his reputation hns been firmly established by bis spcoobss ou tho
stump, bis lectures before different semiotics and his oddrosBus at scores of f-ntluir-
lugs. In tbo rooont campaign bo stumped
hla district from ond to end, malting two,
throo und four epooCbos n day and everywhere winning golden moods ol' praise for
his oratorical powers. Tho lutanslty of
tbo campaign through which ho went Is
shown by tho fuet that ho defeated a mnn
who wns elected two yoars ngo hy ovor
1,000 majority.	
Not Interested,
Mabel—Vou havo beou wanting some
slippers. Hero's your chnnco. A"gigan-
tio slipper snlo" is advertised in tho paper.
Amy—You had better get n pnlr
yourself. I don't wenr gigantic slippers.
—Nuggets.
Pour tilrls.
Bo;;s—Oh, 1 know howl lookl My
looking glass always tells mu the truth.
Knt h—The looking glass doesn't show
much tiict, dors It?—Boston Transcript.
H-tpreaslnns.
Scotty—Ob, gang your uin gait!
Bowery—Ob,  como off tho gatol—
Bm-toti Courier.
I Mulit of Horror,
They trampled on their victim *n*l
They lore llim With ihf-ir I'laws;
They awoopod upon bim lu a band]
Thoy pocked him without pause;
They Htalkod across tile nohlng form;
Thoy uiaiJn him roll and shriek:
They uwoopdl unon hlm in u nwarm*
And ripped with elnw anil healt.
He roiled uml tumbled all about—
At luut he c.iiit: n :*i:r**am
That In a Jiffy put lo rout
That horrid turkey dream!
-('UvchitM Plain Dtaler.
TcHtoil Hlin.
Butler—Ob,  iir.  Toot,   while  you
wero nut a gentleman called—
"Ahl Wns ho n bi«, strnng mnn?"
"No, ha wasn't vory strong. I found
notroublo lu throwing him out."—New
York World.
CONSUMPTION.
I'oriuted With Palos lo tlie Btoimclt (ir
Four V**i*t« Uuitm aad Mo'.-'iia! Iteai-
ment Failed to H*l|> Hit—In Her Extremity Dr. Willio^-■, Pink Pilli Rutortd
Her to Heilib.
Prom tho Pembroke Observer.
Wherever mun is to be fnnnd thero
kino, side by side with bim, is disease
nd stTfferiuu'. Thoso who have dented their Uvea to the alleviation of
be* Buffering nud bodily weakness of
utiiinn orgttulsatiou urn surely bene*
actors of their kind, and deserve the
intise of all mankind. For special
lonora iu this lino mny he jointed out
bo discoverer of tbat wonderful rem-
dy, Dr. WUioniB' Pink Pills for ^'ale
'oople. Recently the case of Mrs.
■loggia Bruii'tie. of Chichester, Que.,
line prominently uitdi-r tbo lioti.-o of
be Observer reporter. Ho felt It to be
iis duty, ou bearing of Mrs. Brunotte's
ustoration from prostrate illness to
ie;ilth,to interview the ludy nnd record
ier experience for the benefit of others
.bo may need the heallug Influences of
Ir. Williams' Pink Pills, Mrs. Bru-
ette's farm houso was found tn be very
omfortablo und even elegant, located
nu- the base of an immense hill, an
utguaiil of tin- Lnnrentinu Mountains,
be reporter wns warmly welcomed
nd Mrs. Brunette said she wns very
ind to have nn opportunity to testify
> the grent benefit Dr. Williams' Pink
'ills bail conferred upon Iter. She is
ii years of age now. Her husband, Iho
.tto Ohas. Brunette, died l-i years ago,
nd nfter his death she worked very
ard for somo years, with the result
hat sbe became completely run down,
o much so that, although quite toll,
he weighed only about 90 pounds,
vfter taking the slightest food she felt
uch distress that she was compelled to
io down for hours, being so weak thut
lm wns nimble to sit up. At last she
bought she must havu been attacked by
nicer of the Htomnob, so violent wwe
io pains that constantly harassed Iter.
be consulted tho best physicians and
lent more thiiii u hundred dollars iu
'eutmeut und medicine, in addition to
hir.h she spent nine weeks in tbe bos-
Hal at Pembroke. But withal she
-as ill four years nnd despaired of over
elug well. Finally sho decided to
ive Dr. Williams' Pink Pills a (rial,
ud accordingly sho procured six boxes,
although they henetited ber almost
rom tho timo sho begun taking them,
lm kept on taking the pllli until she
'ltd taken sixte-eu boxes, and then felt
hat she was completely eured, the pills
ceomplishing in throe mouths what
our years of medical treatment had
ailed to do. From thnt time, nearly
hree years ngo, Mrs. Bruuelto has been
ii good health, needing no medicine.
' You can see," said Mrs. Brunette, ns
he reporter was departing, "tbnt I am
n perfect health, 1 attend to all my
lousehold work and tbo dairy and
lonltry, ami have a large number of
•ows to milk. I never fail to say n
:ood word for Dr. Williams' Pink Pills
vhen I have an opportunity, for tbey
lid wonderful things for me." Mrs.
Irunotte is u well educated lady.spoak-
ng French and Knglisli fluently.
JUST A BAD      WHITE
STAR
Tno Ilcarli Thnt Ileal a* Two.
Isabel—So tbey sro married! Ars
tbey .ilill two souls with but a single
(bought'!
May—Yes; how to bo as disagreeable
as possible.—-Brooklyn Life.
TbriYishsoldier
Tells bow Milburn's Heart and Nerve
Pills Conquer Disease.
Like the conqucringart-niei of Britain,
which are marching to victory in every
quarter of the globe, Milburn's Heart
and Nerve Pills are everywhere triumph-
ingoversickness.weakne.ssand suffering,
Mr. David Walsh, of Carleton Place,
Out., ,-i man who has served with dii-
tinction and credit in the British army,
and ii now an employee of the C. P.
Railway, says, " While in the army I got
broken down, and mv nervous system
was completely shattered.
" I was much troubled with liver complaint, loss of appetite, etc. My rest became broken and was disturbed by vivid
dreams. This bad been going on for 14
years, although I took a great many
remedies to escape from the troublcf
which nfHicted me.
" However, I got no relief until I
started to take Milburn's Heart and
Nerve Pills, which I used together with
Laxa-Liver Pills, and now after having
used a few boxes, I am better than I
have been for years. My nerves are
restored to full force and vigor, I eat and
steep well, and my entire system has
been toned and strengthened!"
" .Milburn's Heart and Nerve Pills, JJOC
a box, or 3 for It,35, at alt druggists.
'■ I.BM-I.lver Pills," Hys John Doherty,
3.1 Will Street, bt John, N.B., "cured nil
nt Cnti.«lipaliim nnd dl>trrM attrr rutini*.
1 heir ucHon U natural and cffcith c."
A sharp slinking  pain
In the back—-ycu *.hink it
*j*--j ^ doesn't   amount to anything—be tdl right in "n
few day-.—but  it  doesn't
y\ get all right—kidneys are
llWu not doing their duty, and
j.C~sj tho poisonous mailer tiiat
ji-,,    they ought to remove is
»Jv        going all through thc sys*
\        tern-— cau--inti; rheumatism,
_J'V   gout,   dyspepsia,   head-
,£■•>--"    aches, backaches—aU sorts
of ills.
DOAN'S KIDNEY PILLS
Cure the disease by removing tht* cause.
W.D.Pflp'-am.T.-ilbni Rt,St.Thoma»,Ont,,
Rays : " I hava for a luut- time iiad terloui
bauk air! kidney trouble. My back was no
itiff nnsl painful tl-ut when I s»t iiuwn I hud
to have lomethlne '■" nssis". nm to uei u*i. I
have taken four boxvi -it IJoanx Kluuey
Pills, and theyhai'e taken the- itiffowj nnu
pain frum my back nn.l enabled . 1- m
■tralghten up without pain or difficulty."
.      Price <-c. a i*.»--, 5 for $1 *', all drugfriatl.
Tho Doau Kidney Pllj Co . TnroiJto, um.
iniiciiii Pride,
M Gran'pa, what is tbe dignity ot tbe
i ballot':"
"Thn dignity of tho ballot? Why, it
if. the independent aitfl n 111:111 take.-- ou
ufttr  be  is*   elected."—Detroit  Free
Pre,.-.	
I'lifiirtoiime.
Tht Lady—You brute, you've pawned
everything I ever had ot any value.
The Brute—Just my luck. If I could
'a' pawned you aud kept them, what .1
happy maul should be!—Pick M« L*p.
Why buy Imitations if doubtful
merit when tho Geuuiue can he pur-
ohnsed us easily,
The proprletortol MINAKD'S LIN1
STENT inform us that their sabs tht
past year still on title their prep nation
to bo considered the BKST and FIKS'I
in the heart*- of tbeir countrymen.
Is nnw a Household word, nnd
standi as a guarantee of viiiy.
GOODS, HIGH OIAI.ITY and
LOW   PRICE, h a « att e a
White Star
Baking Powder
Is AbsoluU'ly Pure, keeps
Fresh and Full Strength
till used.   ...   Try it.
w. \\mmm co
xzzjxxxzrxzx
FILEUPI
WRY don't you
use the he*!
frli:-.* nraem   in lhe
Tlie Genuine
Stan File'
The Ford  Stationery Co.,
an; Main Bt,     Wtnuljttff,M.u,
SAfESSMEHSJFfs
401   .MAIN   VT,.   \VI>MI'l.fl,
SNAPS FOR CASH.
A XuVIe  Vuuii tlf.-j.
"I truati sir, that you buve uot been
Indiscreet enough to npeuk to my daughter about marriage," said tbe stern parent to tbu youth wbo bad just tilted
(or his diiunht.-r'-, bnud.
"I have not, tiir," replied tho youth,
"but I wan itrongly tempted to do fo
last evening-when ehe klued mo good
uifht ou tbo steps."—Chicago News.
DotMehold -o.fr.. anMX rdte,
lliiinn-ht'lil **nf.--. luri;,- -.tip,
• I'.'.OO
illl.OO
Poor Ull mi Mnn!
Johnny—Pn, give me a penny for that
poor blind mau,
Pn—Well, tako it.
(A wait.)
Pa—Did yon givo it to him!
Johnny—Well, not exactly, pa. 1
bold it ont to him, but be wouldn't
take it, aud so I thought I'd better keep
it myself for bis rudeness.—Pick Me
Up.
ji.,**<''l.vi*>' *>*t. *. nil irtgat nn.l prion, ou
e yi ii rt'.* i>r i-n-li. Cotna ntul •*-'• QtoiD or
wrr," tot quotartoM    U-pacUl priOM during
iLiiOTRO  PLATING.
-.1   Sllvrr, Mtklr.  Brua, Copper, fit.
l-ai.lWiiif: HI,,!   :.MC|lll?rlli|f;,
ANVII  IXC   AND   KYEl'.VTI-IN';,
riHNIFSG   PLATING   CO.
...*l  :.'»irr. Um,,,. 5tre«t.
Bo rapidly does lung Irritation spread
ind deepen, that often in a few weeks :
dmple congh culmlimtea in tubercular!
consumption.   Give heed to a couifh,
there is always danger in delay, get  a '
lottle   of   Bickle'fl   Auti-Cousnmptive
Syrup, and fan- yourself. It te a medi-
■ino unsurpassed for all throat and long
troubles.    It is compounded from sev- .
•ral herbs, eaoh one of which stands at
■ he bead of   the list as exerting a won-
lerful influence iu curing consumption
and alt lung discuses.
nepaircd Since.
A party of tourists went to fUit a
fnraous chateau on tbe Loire. On enter*
ing one of tbe rooms the guide remark- 1
ed, "This, Indies aud gentlemen, is tbe
hall in which tbo Duko of Guise wai
assassinated."
"Pardon me," interrnpted cne of tha
tourists, "wben I camo bero three years
ago yon told mo it was in a room in tbe
other wing."
Thereupon the cicerone replied, with
perfect serenity, "Yes, bot the chateau
was then undergoing repairs. "—Paris
Figaro.        	
linn a on I'tinr-.
Mrs. Browne—Yes, we used to let j
Tommy lit on tho dictionary when ha
took his piano lessons, hot bia father
put a stop to it.
Mis. Greene—Why so? 'Fraid it
would hurt tbe book?
Mrs. Browne—No. It was too much
like punning—playing on words, yon
know.—Boston Transcript. ;
General Insurance .Urert.
FIRE Compml-M Bepr-Mantodi
Qoebao Fire .-V.*s-ir&uce d*..
Kcyal tnsnnnoe Co.
Sue Icsuracce Office
Uaiun A^uran'** Society
Jtllcb.i-J'sr.f In-^rao-^^tran-octai'daii'i 1 •
prom-Jilr j*. ;.-«:;-?*.:*t:^* scttied.
q1llmkii -ini> pool tables,
m:w and srcond-haxd.
I'.OWl.t'GALLi:
AND SCPPLII.1-. i.i.-- catalogue fret
■nE r.EIC i;"-.-... r; KJiutWpjt. ToroaU
Sfj/ip Tor tlie Drain Worker.
STRENGTH F^*h5^>^^l Worker.
STAMINA ForMen,Women itndChildren.
$50 to $10,000-
INVESTED OAM
be doubled trltbin
.   !. We do
ti'-t inT0»t it In Iluckt't nliojii ur tuiidnir Blocks,
liui In rallroml uliarts leiiliu,' nt Ion* [•rlcai, tbat
wc know nre going t" advance) we t-ny the
acrip wut ami n-L-isUr it tn tin* ■mri;hcB**-r,!i natne
ond !■> mi ii in inni. Twelve years established.
Bank references and the most reputable people
in Vermont, References ihr'niffli^ut ConuOa.
We linvn tin* Iflrift'St himln-*1***.-* "f in*- flaBs in Hi"
United BtatH,  KNOTT A- CU)SSON- Bank-
vn nml liti.|:,r-. llnilni-'t n. Vf„ L'. 8. A.
W. N. V.   (20fl
Wi' >..•■ t,'. fill tin- -.;•.■[.'! hi -if .nir readers to :
the uymtsement or Dr. Wanfi Blood and
Nerve I'llls In thts neper. Tba tirn. Sam alio
planed on the market Dr. Ward's i.irir riii*. ■
Hhk-hliavealrojdrpr'iviiltilra n moet eicel*
, IhiK fninflv 1-lHUi.iii.; n»n curi* (nr puitflljiiti-m,
1 -Ij-Hi'-imla.l.ill-.ii"*!.-**-!. ''to.   They aro lold ■! Ho
1 jwr vial, ur.', fur tl.nv tiuilli d oil ret (dpi i-f i-rica
1»y the Vr. Ward Co.. Limited.Ti rotito.Snt
, Hoard's Liniment Cores Colds, etc,
READ THE PROOF!
Gf.ntu:mbn,~I have for a long* time
nctdird sometbin< to make blood and
build up my system. Klyblood was watery
and thin, lacking Strength and vitality.
Laat January a friend said:—"Why not
try Dr. Wards Hlood and Nerve Pill.-.?
They will supply the oxygen your blood
needs and eivo you health and strenj-lh."
I told him I was very skeptical as to any
benefit llut could lit* derived from any
proprietary medicine and had no faith in
them.  Tbere the matter rested until four
;    months ago. when reading so much about
:    what Dr. Ward's Blood and Nerve I'iil-,
(    have done for so many people with impoverished  blood.   I   coiu-1 iided  lo give
,    them a trial.   I have taken four boxes and
my unbelief so far a^ Dr. Ward s Hlood
,    .Mid Nerve Pills are conrerned has been
I   entirely removed.    They arc a splendid
Mood builder and strength restorer( and
nn invaluable medicine (ot weak, enervated people,    This baa been my (-xnt-ri-
ence, Ihey having given mc ht.'ength of
body and strong healthy blood.
(Signed}, Peti:k LaWRBNCD Whvth,
988 Queen St. West, Toronto, Out,
All good dtllgglstS ran supply yon.   If
they won't, we will bv mail,    Price soe.
in-r box ; 5 boxes lor Si.-*), THB DOCTOR
Waki> I'vMiMM, Limited, Toronto, Out.
Whal   a   Well-Km.wii   Mf.llnil   ,lom-unl
Siiyn About tliu Kllii; or JU*e,iH...
"TIiIb Is oaenntlally an age nf Bolentlflo pro-
"arettH, Helene.! ami invention (*o liinul in
"hninl. Thunlts to a dlBtlngnlsned ohettlsl
"eoiiau nipt ion In rohlnil »r its terrors., ileprlvi-d
"ot its deutnii-tivciit"1-!, ami thin In-iiliiu-i iIIh-
"iiiso enn tlrwt ti- rtHcved und then cured.
-'Hut to neeoniplii.lt a cure tlmt Ih llnal mid,
"effeetlve there liiiint lie ciuintniit iMThtfltency
"in treatment soul rlulit livliu,'. lliu Miffen-r
"must tuke tin' I'll/In iiii'iiloitl ri'lli'f, rijihtly cd-
"minlHtored. Ity tin' lahur. ■"kill uml roscaron
"of nn eminent clii-imsl, T. A. Hloenm, eoii-
"numiition can bo both relieved and cured."—
Medin.l Tribune.     .,.,,,
Three free simpl" tint ties or t n-> Hlneniu Cure
will bo Kent tn ntiv fiiilfenir rmui emihiiniiitton,
lung or throat tnmbl'-n or *,*eiii:nil ibihlllty, tr
name, ndilroi-i nml exnrew* ■■ill*1" urn nent to
The T. A. Sloi'iim Co., Limit ed, l.il Uinii street
WOflt, Toronto, Out. This Is ft epnulltO ofTflr-
iind If the renib'i* is "r linuvvsi n friund who te
-n Hiifferer, ii'iidiil'iiioo for thu tree SBtnplQS
und mention tlilnpnpoi.
Hmaif s Liiimcul Cure Garnet in Cows
UA4Jv&  differ  aJirtsJ 4n*-tt -^iW j4^
'TrlbHs   A/r-O  tie  'ru>C   ^p^KA^-ttJ   <L^i>~u^f~
tA^ory,   A/u^A   -fKJLr 'TiXaAu a.  via/
mttAAoft^r -to   4M, t-fcur-J a, .....a..a..................
1    ABOUT  PEOPLE    i
Living In or Visiting Cranbrook, Whom
We All Know or Should.
J. E. Hill, of Macleod, was in town
Monday.
G. B. Ricktnati, of Sirdar, was in town
Monday.
Solicitor Ross was a Cranbrook visitor
Saturday.
1". J. .McMahon, of Moyie, was a Cranbrook visitor Tuesday.
Rev. Dunn, of Fernie, occupied Rev.
Hall's pulpit last Sunday.
James Cronin, manager of the St. Eugene, was in town Tuesday.
1). J. Elmer, of Moyie, spent several
days in Craubrook this week.
"Jiunne" McNeil |is now the artistic
dispenser at the Cosmopolitan.
Messrs. Smythe, Hedley ami Patters, n
visited Fort Steele last Saturday.
Julius lluret, ofthe Royal hotel, is recovering from his Beige of sickness.
M. A. Beale, of Steele, has been [transacting business iu Cruubrook this week.
A. McDougnll, the well known contractor at Penile, was iu town this week.
Leroy Sage bus returned from Creston
nml will remain permanently iu Cranbrook.
James Black, of Moyelle, was in towu
Monday, lie will soon have his store
building there ready for occupancy.
C. J. Kettleson, C. P. K. storekeeper
nt Kuskonook, stopped over in Ctaubrook yesterday on bis way to Macleod,
E. Uvermore, formerly of Fort Steele
nud Wardner, was in town yesterday.
He 1ms been in the Boundary country
the past year.
A. It. Fenwick and wife returned last
Friday front thoir sojourn in southern
California. They expect to go to England this .summer.
John Fink left for Spokane Saturday
accompanied by his father. They will
visit Republic tu look after mining interests they huve there.
Mr. C. Maggs expects to go to Macleod Saturday to meet bis wife, who is
coming frout their old home iu Winnipeg to join her husband here.
fl. Allenbcrg, manager of the Equitable Life Assurance company, at Spokane, alias beeu iu Cranbrook the past
week in the interests of hts company.
Mr. Bremner, of the firm uf Sherlock
& Bremner, returned last evening from
Lelhbridge where he has been for the
past week. He was accompanied by his
family.
V. Hyde Baker, lucal agent lor the
Cranbrook townsite, left lor Victoria
Tuesday morning where he will join his
lather. He expects to be absent about
three weeks.
Mrs. \V. N. Brayton returned from
Nelson Inst evening, She left her husband very much improved, and thinks
it will only be u short time until he is
fully recovered.
K. II, Small, who has been in bad
health for the past few weeks, left Tuesday morning for Seattle, where he will
remain until he recovers. He was accompanied by Percy Irvine,
W. O. Richardson, the engineer who
had charge of the location of a line from
Cranbrook to Kimberly, at lhe North
Star nml Sullivan mines, returned to
Cranbrook this week. He has been in
the east this winter enjoying life, but is
bnck in lhe held again. He expects to
take n run over into West Kootenay for
a week or two before again entering
upon his work.
Captain Miller, of the steamer North
Star, was iu the city Tuesday on his way
to Windermere to look after tbe business
for the boat his company will put ou the
upper Columbia next season, 'i'he captain is a veteran river man nnd one of
the best navigators that ever handled a
boat ou mountain streams. He is in
good health, and has been taking life
easy the past winter in Spokane with his
family.
J. R. Costigan, solicitor, is in Victoria
taking thc ex iinitiation prescribed under
the amendment passed at the recent session allowing solicitors from other provinces lo practice iu Hrisish Columbia
without the six months previous resi
dence. Mr. Costigan will associate bim
self with Messrs. Ross and Herchmer
and will locate permanently at Crait'
brook. He is a lawyer of many years
experience, a successful practitioner,
and will be it valuable acquisition to the
well known firm ol Ross & Herchmer.
|      LOCAL   NOTES
Picked Up Aboul the Cily  by Asking
Questions of Many People.
Scotch Thiiiiy suiting left.    Cull and see
them. Joint Leask.
Tbe Georgia uiiiii-tr Is ate ull right,
and are leaving u lot of admirers behind
them.    Don't fail t > see them.
The Craubrook hotel is so crowded
these day.1* that it is impossible to find
room fur ull the people who wish to stop
there,
Sec those sewing machines at Miner's
hardware store. The Expert and KI*
dridge B, tbe best made. Prices and
terms to suit.
Harry Reiueman, since selling his
hotel at Fort Steele, is looking over the
couutry for a new location, and is keep
ing a good eye on Cranbrook.
J. H. Willis has one ofthe best located
restaurant buildings iu Cranbrook. It
is just opposite the depot. He will sell
the place at a u-asonable price. Call aud
see him.
Ben Theil came in from Cranston yesterday. He reports that .ill Sand creek
properties are looking well, aud says the
bishops and Mcltanes are pushing tbeii
t in litis at a rapid rnle,
Reid & Co. have beeu busy this week
arranging their new stock of goods in
their enlarged store. They will have a
very attractive place wheu their work is
completed.
No hotel in East Kootenay should be
without a crematory stove. For convenience aud sanitary perfection lhey cuu-
uot be equalled. Call at Miner's hardware store and nee one.
Father Coccolo will hold services in
Craubrook dext Sunday, that day being
pulm Sunday, at the tesideuce of Thos.
Kennedy. Uu Easter Sunday he will
dedicate the new church at Fernie.
The Loudon and Liverpool store has
opened in the new building just west of
ihe Cranbrook hotel, and have a large
lock of goods displayed. H. H. Duu*
bar is in charge, and J. McDuff is his assistant.
It is stated on what seems to be good
authority thut Constable Barnes, of Fort
Steele, has resigned. Whnt he intends
to do is uot known at this time, but he
Is interested iu au hotel at Kimberly,
and may move there.
Albert Koester, of Fort Steele, has secured the dining room of the Cosmopolitan hotel. Mr. Koest<r is a caterer of
long experience and will maintain the
high staudard acquired by the hotel for
its tables aud service.
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
stage. Write for particulars to M. A.
Beale, Fort Steele, B. C.
Mr. Boyers, of Colorado Springs, who
is interested with English parties in a
gioup of claims ou Bull river near the
fulls, returned last evening. He says he
will run 400 feet of tunnel this year, and
show up what they have got on the
propei ty.
Wi! Haul De Vol's reputation as a first-
class tousorial artist is spreading rapidly, ami as 11 result his shop in the Cranbrook hotel is rushed with business.
"Billy" has a soft, artistic touch that is
especially pleasing to a man with an
hard beard and n tender face.
W. F. Tate, watch maker and jeweler
of Macleod, and formerly of North Bay,
Out,, was in town last week and made
arrangements to open a first-class jewelry store in Cranbrook at once. Mr
Tate will be watch iuspector for the C.
P. R.
Donald correspondence to Golden Era:
T. Forrest has pulled down his gas plant
aud sent it to his new hotel at Cranbrook,
and he will remove there as soon as possible. W. Caldwell, proprietor of the
Nclles House, however, says he intends
to remain.
G. W, Robinson spent a few days in
town this week in the interests of the
Mason & Risch Piano company, limited,
Toronto. He has one of these well
known instruments at the store of Sherlock & Bremner who are agents for this
town. Those who have seen aud heard
it are still thinking of that simple pin
block.
R. G, Shier has purchasecUhe Venostn
hotel at Steele, aud will combine it with
his well known place, the International.
Mr. Shier will remodel the two buildings and make many improvements that
will give him oue of the finest hotel
buildings iu East Kootenay. The location is superior and Mr. Shier will do a
great business.
"Jeny" Boyce, the man who discovered Humorist Edwards, ofthe Wetaski*
wan Free Lance, wns in town this week.
Mr. Boyle had an hotel at Wetaskiwin,
and Edwards wus his bartender. The
lattet's wit nnd dry humor attracted
some attention, and finally impressed
"Jerry," so a small stock company was
organized, the Free Lance brought out,
and Edwards installed as editor. For
months the little paper was one of the
brightest sheets in Canada. The humor
was original aud enjoyable. But changes
came, and today the Free Lance is only
a sha low of what it was and Edwards la
in Calgary writing according to the dictates of another man.
A Word to the Wise.
Tim Hi:kau) is often in receipt of
correspondence to which no name is attached. It is the rule ol this paper to
pay uo nttcntiou to communications of
this kind, Sign your name so that we
may know who you are. In the phrase
knoAii almost since the first newspaper,
"not necessarily for publication, but as
evidence of good faith."
Fifteen Loaves of Bread for $1.00
At the North Star Bakery.   Full weight
aud best quality.
Fifteen loaves bread $ 1 at North Star
Bakery,
E. Hoffman has his hot beds in excel
lent condition.
Look nut for the Georgia minstrels tO'
morrow and Saturday nights.
Don't put off Hint insurance ngainst
fever.   See .McVittie & Hutchison.
The capital stock of the Crows Nest
Coal Company has been increased to
$3,000,000,
The Golden Miner has suspended, aud
lhe plant will probably be moved to
Windermere,
Howard's celebrated hard water toilet
soap at Toronto Clothing house. Call
aud get a free sample cake.
Laugh and grow fat, smile and be
happy nt lhe Georgia miiisliels Friday
and Saturday evenings.
Overcont made to ordet cheap to clear
to make room fur spring goods.
John Leask.
Why suffer witli a cold, when one
sweat bath is guaranteed to cure it?
Only 25C, nl McFiirluiie's burlier shop.
I still have some lots more  of the
For Sale.
A double tenement house on one of
Cranbrook's leading streets,
this office.
Apply at
JOB WORK <* *
<£  tM  At this office.
Wanted.
A good gardener to manage a garden,
Apply nt
CRANUROOK TOWN.SITK Co',4. OFPICH,
Minstrel Parade.
The Georgia minstrels travel in their
own special car and carry a brass baud.
They will give a parade ou the streets
tomorrow afternoon.
The Best ol Bread.
Fifteen loaves for $1 00, three loaves
for 25c at the
North Star Baki.uy
Hudson Bay Company May Build.
C, C. Chipmati, commissioner for the
Hudson Bay company, is in (he city. It
is thought thnt he is here for the purpose
of looking after lenders for a building
011 the company's lots, as it is understood that lhey liud decided some lime
ago to ask for such tenders.
(Iood Morning]
Have  you   used   Goldsworlh's   Ten ?
Every package guaranteed.
Fort STltitt.lt MttRCANTtMt Co.
pORT STEELE CIGAR STORE,
R. H. KARATOFSKY, Prop.
Cigars, Tobacco and Cigars.
Willi Brand ol Tobacco.   Pool and Billiards.
Fort Hteelo,     •     llrlllsli Columlilti.
Canadian Pacific Railway
SOO LINE.
The New and Direct Route from
East Kootenay
—TO—
Toronto, Boston,
Montreal, New Vork,
Halifax, Philadelphia,
St. Paul, Chicago
...AND ALL...
Eastern and European Points.
Pacllc  Coast, China, Japan and Australia
Points.
..First-class and Tourist Sleepers.,
-THROUGH   l'KOM-
PACIFIC TO ATLANTIC.
CONNECTION TKIWKKKI.V vln MACLEOD
Oil Vila KOOTENAY LANDING,
J-'or rntes. limps, etc., unit full Information
call on or nil.tirss;
«'. r, ANDERSON,
Traveling l'as.L.nuor Agent.
NKI.SflN. 11. C.
E, ,1. COVI.E, Hist. I'asssnBer A«l.,
Vancouver, lt. c.
Spokane Falls & Northern Ry.
Nelson & Fort Sheppard Ry,
Red Mountain Ry.
Tbe only rail route without chaoge ol cars
between Nelson and Rossland and
Spokane and Rossland.
(DAILY.)
Unve r.;'_>0 a. in.   NELSON    Arrive C.-M p. m
"    UM   "    KOSSLAND     "     11.20 "
"     SllilH. in.  SI'OKANE a.iop.
Train that leaves Nelson nt 'i.'.ni a. ni. makes
close connect ions at Siiokane tur all luclllc
Const ooints.
Passengers for Kettle nlver and llmiailary
Creek connect nt Marcos Willi stago dally.
C. II. DIXON,0. I'. KT. A,.
Hp .kali.*, WaslL
0, K. TACK Ally UY, Agt.,
Great Northern
RAILWAY.
The Surveyors Chain Made
It the	
Shortest Transcontinental Route
It in Mm tuiiHt modern In f-'piipmoiit. It in
tbu only Iim- nimiiiiK luxiirU-tiH chit- room
enn-. li in tiu> unl*,- IFno serving meals on tlm
a la carta \1Un1.
Through the Grandest Scenery In America by Daylight.
Atlrnctivi> town* iliirinK tlio flrnson of nnv
igalinn on (in'iit 1,'iki-H via Dultitli In con-
mwtion with the mamilflcent passenger
Htfiiniers Northwest mid Northland.
Form-pi., tickets miii complete tnformtt
tion nil) on or uililn hh H. \\ & N. lty.agontfl>
C. 0. DIXON,
(leiiprnl Agent, Spol.tiit'-, ffftall,
F. I. WHITNEY,
(1, IV AT. A., St, Paul, Minn.
CRANBROOK, • British Columbia.
i**i********i****ili********************t*******
CT> A \JRonnie ,s the divisional point of the Crows
ViV-rVl IDKVV/IV Nest pass Railroad.
f rPflHfnnk ^as a ,0="sta'* round house, large machine
^1 dllUI Utllv shops, expensive railroad buildings and extensive railroad yards.
Cranbrook '5 the natural and commercial center of South East
Kootenay.
Cranbrook Is the 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.
Call and see us.
Eastern Prices
THE
B.   C.
Clothing House,
MAGGS & HUGHES.
C. MAMS,
Latent llllilson Uny Co,
Wlnnl[iog.
F. W. HUGHES,
l.:ile of 0. 1'. It Stores.
WliiiiijxjK.
Grand opening the Up to date store
Our stock is complete with staples, novelties and styles at prices unheard of
before iu Kast Kootenny. Money lost can be Raved by purchasing your clothing
front the It. C. Clothing and Gents' Furm-diing house. We will sell at small profits for quick returns, thus getting our iiauie before you for quality and cheapness.
We must all spend money, but in doing so we should see where we can get the
largest parcel for the least cash. We will guarantee to give it. Cash enables us to
sell cheap, but Credit dou't. Vou will be repaid by visiting us. We have the
largest stock of Clothing, Gents' Furnishings, Hats, Caps, Boots, Shoes ond Child*
reu's Goods west of Widuipeg and east of Vancouver, aud all up-to-date styles.
P-H/rta Cqiia And for the opening mouth we will give you special induce-
l ICC rarC meiils by allowing your Train Fare on way of 20 miles, or one
way by Stage of 12 miles for a parcel of $15 or over, and return fare for a parcel of {25 or over. Strict attention given to our mail order department. Keep your eye on our windows. The following will give you au idea
of some of our prices :
MENS' SUITS, latest styles, ranging from $7.50 to
$15.00.
HENS SUnMER COATS, in linen, alapaca and imi
tation silk, $1.50 to $4.50.
MENS' SUMMER PANTS, $1.50 to $4.00. Tweed
pants, from $1.95 to $5.75.
MENS' SUMMER VESTS, $1.25 to $2.50. Also in
tweed for $1.55.
MENS' SPRING OVERCOATS, elegant quality and
styles, $7.50 to $12.00.
MENS' WATERPROOFS, imitatation serge, heavy
twill with large cape, for $4.95. EXTRA
SPECIAL FOR THIS MONTH.
BOOTS AND SHOES. This department will astonish
you in quality and price. Mens' boots from
$1.75.   Ladies, from $1.75.
OUR HAT DEPARTMENT is second to none. Hens'
fine Fedora hats, all colors, from $1.50 to $3.50
Best quality Cow Boy hats, $5.50. Extra large
range of fine straw hats, all the latest styles,
from 50 cents to $1.75. Fancy tweed caps,
from 35 cents to 75 cents. The latest corduroy
cap from 65 to 85 cents.
CHILDREN'S SUITS, very nobby, in sailor and other
styles, from $i.o5 up. PARENTS, you must
see our, lovely range of hats and caps, also in
straw, for the little ones, from 30 cents up.
We wish to call special attention to our large and up
to date stock of mens' Furnishings, Shirts,
Underwear, Collars, Cuffs, Links, Fancy Scarf
Pins, Armlets, Half Hose, Silk and Linen Handkerchiefs, Umbrellas, Etc., AT PRICES THAT
WILL ASTONISH YOU.
We especially invite the lailies to call.   Wc have many tilings in novelty
goods for tliem to choose from, aud more ou the road.
Perdue Block j* ** a»>
Opp. Bank of Commerce
..Cranbrook, B. C.
JAMES GREER,
Contractor and
Builder.
Plans and specifications furnished on
application. I'stimatea made on buildings. Onr work will he satisfactory iu
evory respect. That is lietter for you
and better for me. Call and see ine if
you nre figuring on building,
Cranbruok,
;
B.C.
Cranbrook
Bakery,
R. S. McNeil, Prop'r.
I have just completed a lnrge brick
oven aud am now prepared to furnish
the best of bread. I will deliver regularly throughout the town, and forward
bread to any point on the line  of road.
Look Out
For the Cars!
...They arc bringing us daily
such things as...
Fine Canned Goods,
Neck Ties, Shoes,
Liquors, Hay, Oats, etc.
if
We have left a few Windows and Transoms,
also a small assortment of Shelf and Heavy
Hardware and Nails, which we are selling very
low as we wish to close out these lines to make
room for other lines which we wish to enlarge.
Fort Steele Mercantile Co.
(Limited.)
IAt***********«***********^^
 THE HOTEL	
INTERNATIONAL
****************************
R. 0. SHIER, Prop.
FORT
STEELE
Mr   Shier has purchased
thc Venn-Mil holti NlldcoUt-
hint'd it wilh the Interim-
lioiinl, and now hni the    '
1 argent  and licut located
nugrni   nnu   iirsi   iiii'hiiii , ,
hotel in Fort Sleele,   Special attention given to thc traveling public. When ■
iu Fort Steele stop at the International. \
Sample Rooms for Commercial Men
Crows Nest Pass
$5 % Coal g Coke
J. H. LAIDLAW,
Agent for East Kootenay.
niNINQ BROKER. Cranbrook, B. C.
. W. IlKlteilMKlt.
ROSS & HERCHMER
Barristers, Solicitors,
Notaries Public,
Conveyancers.
GEO. R. LEJVSK,
U-nliMif Toronto)
Builder and Contractor,
CRANBROOK, B. C.
All Mini* nf .lnliliiiii! |.ri>iui*tly uttt-mleil In.   LV
tluiutt'H liiuihliiM oil :i|t]i||i'»lii.u

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