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The Canadian Bank of Commerce.
Hon. Geo. A. Cox, President. . B. B. Wamek, Gen. Kit
PAID-UP CAPITAL, $6,000,000,00.
A General Banking Business Transacted.
Deposits Received.
London Agents—The Bank of Scotland.
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JllSt **** *u" variety of Ladies' and Gents' rub-
* „ •      .     bers, Boys' strong boots and shoes, high
/\rnvea     rubber boots, braces, shirts, collars and
Here in a The largest stock of Clothing, Boots and
n       j Shoes, Hats-white and colored, Cambric
rtW (lays Shirts, Underwear, -Neckties, etc., ever
brought to East Kootenay.
Get 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.
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f Just Opened....
The Cheap Cash Store
Goods at Eastern Prices	
Value- never before thought of InJ.
Gloves, Mits, Underwear,
Tobacco, Cigars Cigarettes and small wares
Just Opened a few lines of SILKS....
A Trial will convince all. Opposite the Depot,
One door we.t of St. Charles Restauran:.
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Hotel eAt &
Guests Comfort ■ Specialty
Qood Stabling In Connection
Nearest to niilii.i-.il and depot.    Has accommodations for the public unequalled in Cranbrook.
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Royal hotel,
Finest Wines, Liquors and Cigars.
First Gass in Every Respect.
jt Proprietors.
This hotel has just been opened to the public. The building:
is one of the best in East Kootenay. The furniture is new
and thc table is first-class. We have every facility for pleasing
the public and we propose to do it.
Warmed Throughout by Furnace Heat.
Rates, $2.00 per day. -     ,      ,    D  /-
Short orders day and night.       C,ranbr00Kf D. L>.
Commercial Hotel...
Baker Street, Cranbrook, B. C.
Conducted on the European Plan
Best  Wines and  Liquors at the  Bar
II. I.. Cummins, C, E.
I'llllT STI'W.U,   1   ,   MUTIBII UOMIMMA
Physician and Surgeon.
Paper Hangers
Decorators dt
Modern Work.   I: sll unites Furnished,
Dealers io Wall Paper and Mouldings.
If you Intend ta paper or painl your
building let us figure on your contract
Are You dt dt*\
Going to Build •
If bo, see...
Contractor and Builder
He is a busy man, because lie pleases
the people, but he will furnish you plans
and specificHtions, and give you estimates ou any building idea you may
jt   jt   B. C.
An Easy Shave and a
First Class Hair Cut   3   0!
You'r Next
The Cranbrook
Barber Shop	
W. E. DcVol. Prop.
.-« jt Cranbrook Hotel
Everything New, Neat and Up'to-Date
lilac Me a Call.
My Work Is My Advertisement.
G. W. Grimmett
Will open a
About April 15 next
Being a practical man I nm in a position
to give you first class service	
I 11111 yours respectfully
Jeweler and Optician
Promptly Attended to.
Wood and Freight.
OIIANllllOOK, II. ('.
Is Prepared lo Furnish Wood
and Deliver Same Promptly on
order. Well seasoned and cut
to stove length.
Of all kinds will receive prompt
Edward Ryan the Victim of a Ballet
Intended for Another.
Paste Fired &t Shot and Started
East With Messico His Companion in Crime*
tliu houses ofUl fame, 'atul yonng Mansfield, havu been taken into custody and
will be held pet ding developments.
CRANBROOK,    :.::::!
Cigars. Tobacco and Cig-ars.
Wills Brand ot Tobacco.   Pool and Billiards.
J'tirt MiH'iu,    •    1 iiiUsli Columbia,
A few uiiiiulis nfter 12 o'clock last
Monday night, Edward Ryan, a laborer
on tlie Crows Nest Pass road, was shot
and Instantly killed 011 the track near the
freight shed. Fiom the evidence secured
last night from V. aud L>. Aiiuiis, two
Italians, it seems now there is no doubt
but tbat the murder was committed by
an Italian named) ■'Paste, who was in
company with ai(. .*«: named Messico,
and tbat the shot was fired with the
idea that the victim was a young man
named Mansfield, with whom both men
had quarreled a short time before, Both
uiett acknowledged Iheir crime to the
Alfons and lefl that night for Elko with
the idea of escaping to to tbe Slutes,
How (lie Row Started.
Between 11 and 12 o'clock three Italians had visited several houses of ill
fame and finally engaged in it controversy with Jennie Howard llie keeper of
one of the places near the freight shed.
The Italians seemed to have been drinking and were very abusive. W. A.
Matheson ami William Mansfield, better known as "The Kid," two hangers-
on at tbe Howard place, went out of the
house to drive the Italians away, but
were chased back, Mansfield losing his
hat iu the rush. Mansfield secured an
iron pqker ami *bolh men again went
out aud attacked the Italians, and afler
Matheson had struck one with hts fist
and Mansfield had dealt another a blow
acioss the face witb tbe poker, both
men -sought refuge in the house again,
Soon after this one of the Italians was
heard cursing some one neanthe freight
shed, and telling him to come ou. The
man iu question repded that he was
comiug, two or three times. Then a
shot was fired, and after a moment's
silence, another ih < flowed. The inmates of ff^tfJjJ.. I'trfi*,*-; .iieard the shots
did also some or the men employed
tti the yards ut night. John Scaulau,
a switchman, came down the track and
found the body of a man which proved
to he that of Edward Ryan, au inoffensive, good natured young man, who bad
been indulging iu a spree tbat day and
veiling. The bullet, a 38-calibre, had
entered bis right chest, reaching the
heart, and death had followed instantly.
The Coroner Notified.
Coroner MolTat was notified at once,
and Constable Moriis took charge of the
corpse, which was removed to the police
quarters. Steps were taken at once to
secure some definite clue as to who fired
the fatal shot, but little progress was
made, although liy morning it seemed
quite probable that one of the three
Italians who had created the trouble
near Jennie Howard's place was the man
wanted, and that the man shot was taken
for either Matheson or "Kid" Mansfield returning to attack the Italians.
Ou Tuesday a jury was empaneled by
Coroner Moffatt, consisting of the following persons: J. W. H. Smythe, A.
Watson, G. H. Miner, G. R. Leask and
J. McMullin. Mr, Smythe was selected
as foreman, and a brief session was held
in the morning to receive the testimony
of Constable Morris as to the identification of the corpse. An adjournment was
then taken to 3 o'clock to give Ur. J. H.
King time to make a post mortem examination.
Deadly Work of tbe Bullet.
At the afternoon session the doctor's
report was presented. It showed that
the ball entered between the fourth and
fifth rib 01. the right side and passed
down through the heart aud stomach
and to the back, lodging under the membrane near the nth rib. The lungs
were fillel wilh blood by internal hemorrhage. Nettie McDowell, a piano
player at her place, "Kid" Mansfield
and W. A. Matheson gave their testimony which accorded with the facts set
forth, aud the inquest was adjourned until Wednesday night to await the return
of some of the train crew who were In
the railroad yards at the time the crime
was committed.
Edwards and Barnes on the Field.
C. M. Edwards, mining recorder,
officiating as government agent, arrived
from Port Steele nbout noon, accompanied by Constable Barnes, add they
began nt ouce to assist in the investigation. Their work during the day seemed to clinch the theory that the crime had
beeu committed by some one of the
party of Italians that had beeu raising
the disturbance in the early part of the
evening. After much diligent work,
contending with the difficulty of making
the Italians talk, it was discovered that
two of them who had been around the
town that night had suddenly disappeared. Mr. Edwards left for the west
yesterday morning to investigate along
the line, and Constable Barnes, who had
received information that lead him to
believe that the parties had gone east,
left on a freight train about noon yesterday in that direction. Every effort is
being made to apprehend the guilty parties, but tbe task is n complicated one.
Two Italians, one who ia supposed to
have beeu with the party that visited
Close ol the Inquest.
Tbe adjourned session of tlie inquest
was held last evening at 11 o'ciock, afler
the arrival of the east and west trains.
Mr. Bullock-Webster, cbiel of tbe provincial police lu the Kootenays, arrived
on tbe train from the west accompanied
by Recorder Edwards, who had met him
at Moyie. The recognizance of Engineer
Robertson and Fireman Mooney was
taken, and then the two Italians, 1) and
V. Alfons, who have been in custody,
were Iin tight up and their testimony
was sensational in the extreme, Hand
showed that the theory of the officers
had been correct from tbe start. Mr,
Bullock-Webster took the examination
in charge, and I). Alfons testified as foi*
I wits out wllli two nthnr lln liaus nanii'il
Pasta mnl Messico Monday ni'.'iit. Went in
three Itousos of ill fame. After iidIiik in 1,-jt
house awhile hoard tlie whistle o( tiie ejjjflnu
ami went out tn wwI iiji, Hiioko id Knglisli fellow who asked uiiuui iim homos, Willie standing limn* oilier two ctuiis out aud liBard thom
lighting inni talking, marled toward track uini
mot the two moo who liud been Hiditing with
tliu Italians.    Asked lliein what was tliu matter
ami thoy suld "nona nf your business." Started
in wntk mi ami found a ti-.it under my feet, ("ar-
rimi 11 along ami put it on the track and want
ami nut a .shovel ami went to work shoveling
coal oa engine. Heard shut tireii. When 1
heard Ilrst shot iireii t wainearolosutof negro's
houso(Jonnle Howard), when seconl shot wus
Hrotl I was near emu ear. Didn't know who
ilreit shot, Didn't sou a man tall dowu. 1 saw
Paste and Messico aftor 1 llnlshed loading ihe
engluo. They cams to my shack about Itiw,
Mosslao's faco was covered with hlood ma
Paste hail ono eye closed. Paste said "J will no
way out of horo." Hi; said lie will no caul.
oilier mini sail samo, I'aitO said lviij-lli-.li man
was lii-hlml box car wilh |>looa of iron In his
huml ami tii.it lie shoL ut hlm. 'linm Messico
suiii 10 Paste, "(iniy r.,r you I wid get arrested,"
uml Paste sa ii •*Well,;u 1 am ftitoitod I will say
liim guilty for
1 Shot Ihe Mao."
Then thoy left, Itook nothing with them, "nth
suld Lhey wero going cast, I didn't soo a revolver. Have seen Paste have a revolver many
limes, Ills revolver was larger ami lodger Ihun
this oue showed lo inc. (A 08 waa humled lo
hlm hy Mr. HllUuoK-Webstor. They said lliuy
were going to Klko anil lhe States,
V, Alpl'.ons said that he lived in the
same shack wiih the other Italian and
testified lo tlle visit of Paste and Messico, ami tbe confession ol Paste as to
killing the man Kyuu by shooting.
After the testimony giveti by tbe different witnesses had been made to the
jury, a verdict wus returned in accordance with'the evidence produced, to thc
effect that Ryan bad come to his death
at the hands of Paste aud Messico witb
murderous intent.
A Deadly Race War is Now 0a in
the State of Arkansas.
Burled the Victim.
In a driviug snow storm yes'.erday afternoon at 3 o'clock, the remains of Edward Ryan, who went to his death unsuspectingly, with a jest on his lips,
were carried to the little grave yard 0*11
the east side of town and laid to rest.
Rev. Ball officiated aud only a few were
present at the final ceremony.
From the information received it is
thought that the deceased baa a father
living in Montreal in the saloon business.
Ryan formerly came from England and
lived for awhile in New Vork, then went
to Montreal and finally drifted out west.
He was good natured, never quarrelsome, and evidently met his death by
accidentally walking down tbe railroad
track just at the time that one or more
parlies wore looking for another man
with murderous intent.
The  Citizens of Cranbrook Will Meet lo
Select a School Site.
The question of locating the new
school house is an important one and is
being generally discussed at this time.
Last night a meeting was held but only
a few were present, and no action was
taken, Tonight another meeting will
be held, and the contending factious
will be on deck ready to fight for their
favorite site. There will probably be a
warm time, aud it would be well for
every parent and citizen to be present,
dives The Herald Credit.
Moyie Leader: The Cranbrook Herald has entered upon its second year.
When the first issue of The Herald was
printed there were only four buildings in
Cranbrook, aside from those ou the
Baker eslate, and the population was
small accordingly. Today Cranbrook
ia by far the livliest town in East Kootenay, and can boast of a population of
nearly 600, Cranbrook's prosperity today is due in a large measure to the untiring efforts of its paper in keeping the
place before the public. Tbe Herald is
not only doing good service for its
town, but for the entire district as well.
The Minstrels.
The Georgia Ministrels, better known
as the railroad boys of Medicine Hat,
presented their entertainment to Cranbrook audiences last Friday and Saturday evenings, Although they met witb
many disadvantages in the way of a new
building partially finished, cold rooms
and total lack of stage facilities, yet the
boys put up an entertainment tbat would
have been a credit to a professional
troup. Their music, both vocal and instrumental, was excellent, their special*
ties were striking, their jokes up to
date, their make-up appropriate and the
general arrangement of the program
pleasing in the extreme. Stuart Graham's work in highland costume was
very good; Charles Walley, as a whistler,
is superb, while Mr. Marlette, as the
Black 1'atti, mode a killing with his
voice and costume. The people of Cran
brook were highly gratified, and if the
Georgia Minstrels should return tbey
would receive a most conlial welcome.
The Kaiser Will Attend the Rc-
fgetta—Stove Manufacturers
Raise the Wages.
Texarkaua, Ark., March 25 —A race
war is 011 in Little River county and
during the past 48 hours au indefinite
number of negroes have met their death
at the hands of tbe white population.
Seven are known to have been lynched
and the work is not yet done. The
bodies of the victims of the mobs are
hanging to the limbs of trees in various
parts of the county. The country is in
a state of much intense excitement.
White men are collecting in niohs heavily armed and determined and negroes
are Seeing for their lives.
Denmark Wants Her Share.
Loudon, March 37.—Tbe Denmark
government will move to get a share of
Chinese business by negotiations at St,
Petersburg through the Russian govern*
The Kaiser Will Be There.
London, March 24.—The Berlin correspondent of tlle Daily Mail confirms
the report already cabled that Emperor
William will he at Cowes during the regatta week, arriving tbere July 26U1.
Americans   Winning  Everytbiaf  at  Manila.
Washington, D. C, .March 26—The
American forces are winning battle after
battle, and tlle war has developed into a
laily chase of the insurgents. It is only
a question of time when the conflict will
be over.
Presidential Predictions.
Atlanta, Ga., March 26.—James Hamilton Lewis, of Washington, predicted
today that tbe ticket next year would be
McKinley and Roosevelt aud Brym and
The Metal Market.
New York, March 27.—'Bar silvei,
59^; Mexican dollars, 47'*.
Copper, firmer; brokers' $\\*fiS$y%il}a\
exchange, %\-% lo $17,*^.
Lead, easy; brokers' $4.20; exchange.
$4*35 to $4.40.
Tin, firm; plates, steady.
Telegraphic Notes.
C. E. Thomas, the Queen's printer at
Toronto, is dead.
The stove manufacturers of Hamilton
aud London have increased tbe wages
of their employes 10 per cent.
Kid" McCoy bested Joe Choynski iu
a 20-round contest at San Francisco on
tbe 24th. McCoy had the battle in
hand from start to finish.
Overcoat made to order cheap to clear
to make room for spring goods,
John Leask.
Moyie Leader.
It has been learned from a thoroughly
reliable source that the Moyie and
Queen of the Hills have been sold, an
English syndic te being the purchaser.
A few days ago IS. A. Wallinger, the
resident agent fer the property at Fort
Sleele, received information from E P.
Davis, Vancouver, one of tbe principal
owners, stating that the mine had been
sold to au English syndicate. It is also
said that active work will begin on tbe
property within thirty days.
The Moyie and Queen of tbe Hills are
situated about midway between the St.
Eugene and Lake Shore mines, and are
traversed by the same ledge. About
200 feet of tunnels have been run on tbe
the properties, and large bodies of ore
have been exposed on every hand, and
with tbe same amount of development
work promise to be as equally valuable
as Jthe St, Eugene. Several carloads of
ore are already on tbe dump and shipments could begin at once.
The St. Eugene.
Manager Cronin informed a representative of thc Leader this week that there
was no question but that tbe St. Eugene
concentrator aud tramway would be
built this season. Tbat there was only
one thing which would prevent it, so
far as his compauy was concerned, and
that would be tbe selling of tbe mine,
but he did not think that such a thing
was likely. Mr. Cronin wiil go to Spokane iu a few days and when he returns
plans and specifications will be drafted
and everything got in readiness for beginning the undertaking as soon as the
snow goes off and the frost Is out of the
Ore Shipments.
The St. Eugene sent out five carloads
of ore to thc smelter this week. Another
carload left from the Lake Shore mine
Monday morning. The week's shipments all told amounted to about 126
D. J. Elmer will leave for Greenwood
next week
Park, Mitchell & Co. have established
a logging camp on A. T. Clark's ranch
north of town.
The Canadian Pacific Railway company has issued orders that all prepaid
freight for Moyie be unloaded at Moyie,
instead of at the nearest station to tlie
By the Way I
Have you used Goldsworlh's Tea?
Every package guaranteed.
I    ABOUT   PEOPLE    f
Living !n or Visiting Cranbrook, Whom
We All Know or Should.
George Iloggarth, of Elko, was iu
towu Friday,
A. I,. Mcl'enuot came over from
Steele Wednesday, .
N. E. Brooks, of Calgary, was in
Cranbrook last week.
Caleb Ames, of Moyelle, wasa Cranbrook visitor Tuesday.
S. W. Murphy, of Moyie, was a Cranbrook visitor this week,
M. -Mclnnes relumed last night from
an emended trip down cast.
Manager Charleson, ofthe Coal Creek
sawmill, was in town Friday.
J. M. Hedley has gone to Nelson to
spend Easter with hts brother.
M. Phillips, the well known magistrate
of Tobacco Plains, is in town today.
R. Mills and Q, j. Delgardno, of
Moyie, spent Sunday in Gr-aubrook.
J. K. Goff, of the Cariin \- Durick
staff, paid a visit to Cranbrook Sunday.
Major General Dixon, formerly with
Contractor Egan, arrived iu the city last
Miss Rhoda Leitch, a voting daughter
of A. Leitch, Sr., Is visiting the family
Of A. Moffat.
George Taggairt. ol Macleod, came in
from Macleod Friday to get a whiff of
metropolitan air.
Harry McVittie, of Fort Steele, attended church iu Cranbrook Sunday aud
seemed to feel better for it.
Mrs. H. H. Dunoar arrived Monday
night from Macleod and will remain
here permanently with her husband.
Thomas Rooks, the Fort Sleele operator, was a Cranbrook visitor Sunday.
He brought his lame finger with him.
Cot W. N. Brayton returned from
Nelson last Friday. He is much improved iu health but is still far from
G. H. Gilpin, came over from Fort
Steele Sunday to note the growth iu
Cranbrook and take a look over bis big
A. F. Grady, of Macleod, who is interested in ihe London & Liverpool Trading compauy, spent several days in towu
last week.
W. T. Reid expects his wife next
week. Tbey will live with Mr. and
Mrs. Prest until Mr Reid's new house is
Mr. Bremner. of Sherlock & Bremner,
is feeling better now.    His family have,
joined bim, ar.d lhey have the rooms
over the store.
Mrs, Maggs arrived last night to join
her hu-ihand here. For the present tbey
will leave in rooms at the store until
they can secure a house.
Recorder Edward: came over from
Steele Friday night He is officiating
as government agent during the absence
of Commissioner Armstrong,
Elmer Musgrave has had a letter from
bis partner. E. H. Small, who was then
at Spokane. He was feeling much improved in health when he wrote.
H. Pollard, of Summit House, has
been in Cranbrook the past week. Mr.
Pollard owns property here which he
will probably improve at an early date.
Fred Hazen has returned to Cranbrook after an absence of several
months. He was surprised and pleased
to find such a magnificent growth iu the
Mrs. W. A. Prest arrived last Friday
to join her husband. Tbey will make
their permanent home in Craubrook aud
Mr. Prest will engage in tbe business of
photography. His gallery is nearly
ready for occupancy.
A. P. Bremner, proprietor of the AN
berta hotel at M'.ycllc, is iu town today.
Mr. Bremner says that Moyelle is all
right, that business is good, and that already the town has several families, sixteen children, and good prospects this
summer for a satisfactory growth.
John Murphy returned to Cranbrook
last Monday after Spending several
months In West Kootenay and the
States. He says thut mining interests
at [Spokane is now centered at Buffalo
Hump, McKInney Camp and Republic.
While in Spokane Mr. Murphy had
some rock from bis Ferry creek property
assayed and it showed values lo the
amottut of I,*. 1..' -.
Manager- Curran, of the North Star
mine, was in town Tuesday. He say a
tbe work of cross cutting is moving
along in a satisfactory way, and tbat the
mine wil) he ready for heavy shipment
as soon as the branch is ready to transport ore. Mr. Curran is looking for
more men now, and in a month or six
weeks expects to largely increase the
working force.
Jack Taynlou, of Knslo, was in Cranbrook Saturday ou his way to Windermere where he has extensive interests iu
mining properties.
Maurice Quant came in from Boulder
creek where he has been the past three
mouths working on ibe Southern Cross
group. A tunnel lias beeu run no feet
and tbe showing made is most satisfactory.
For Sale.
A double tenement bouse mi one of
Cranbrook's leading Streets.    Apply at
this office. P5HE' WTERHATK)WjB|,
JTontiH  nt   !-iili.-i'i'l|'troiii tfi'v-.rl.ilily   In   mtvi
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Spain's ultimate coucluslou is likely
to be that Columbus mnde a great mistake.
lu nny event the Spanish, having
evicted Minister Woodford, cau claim
tbey "fired" the fl.rst big gun.
General Grant's grandson serving 01
General FItzhugh Lee's staff Indicate!
that ouo wnr Is over, anyhow.
It may be Illiterate generally speaking, bin Spain Is going lo collaborate
in wilting some remarkable pages of
Victor Hugo said: "Every man la the
snn of his own Invention." If Victor
was right Dr. Gatlltig, of Glovelnud,
must be a sun of it gun,
Spain richly deserves punishment, of
course, bul wo doubt whether she really deserves Btich treatment ns the
American newspaper poets are giving
her UOW.
tine nf the UhodQ Island ehUWhos
hns performed the astonishing Ceat ot
gelling through with a "pie stlppor"
containing fourteen varieties of pic.
Think uf lluklUg religion nud Indigestion!
Tho Creek Bcholnr Dm gats Is is convinced Unit he bus discovered the grave
'of Themlstoclcs. Should lie bo mistaken he will huve committed a grave
error, nml, io n certain extent, put hlm*
sell' hi tlie hole.
Tlie Philadelphia Ledger beads an
Editorial "Ambassador Hay's London
Address," nnd I lieu, Instead of telling
where the nmbnsmulor lives, quotos
frum oue uf his speeches. Is Mils treat-
Ing tho public fairly?
A Vienna nuthority sweetly remarks
tlmt "il must mil he forgotten Mm! tho
niceties uf Kuropenu diplomacy are entirely lust hi dealing wlih sueh n peoplo
as tho Aiiierieuns." It must not bo forgotten, either, tlml the Americans are
nut lying awalto ut night on that account.
Occasionally ihe Havana papers find
time enough lo Indulge lu humor of a
raro quality. Thnt Havana editor who
explained tu his readers thnt "General
1  left Llnvanii because ho was loo
cowardly lo remain longer" will experience uu dllllculty in getting a g I job
ou Puck or Judge Just as soon ns tbe
unpleasantness Is over.
A lumilred years ago nations went
Inlo war In n leisurely boi*I of way.
There were no telegraph wires, no cables, no rapid-fire guns, nn tremendous
engines uf war, liu uruiiir-helted ships.
Science hns changed the whole aspect
of war. The fato of bnttlea bungs in-
day upon the quick eye, tho prompt decision, tlie llghlnlngllke rapidity of execution wlih whleh tbe new upplluUces
of warfare nre employed.
The South Is receiving high pralso
from ihe Northern press for the unanimity wlih whleh lis Senators nnd
Hepreseu tat Ives voted for tho $50,000,*
000 appropriation for national defense.
Tho South Is the musl Interesting part
of this country. It has more Inherent
poetry aud romance than nil tho rest
of the, bind put together; lis history
contains tho must Impressive drama of
modern limes, nml It has produced
statesmen nnd soldiers as grent ns nny
In tlie English-speaking world since
William the Conqueror.
The arguments ngnlnsl tlie won ring
of tlie fentherB 6f song birds In bonnets
are sufficiently strung and sufficiently
numerous without resorting to such a
niii lenient ns Unit mnde by Rev. Hugh
O, Pentecost, In a recent sormon, that,
"If God bad meant women to wear
feathers lie would hove mnde feathers
grow on tliem."   Just ns well might It
he snid. "If Hnd had meant people lu
wear clothes bn would hnvo made
clothes "ii then,," But a logical absurdity or two mny bo forgiven when
one who Is doing effective work ngainst
tho useless slaughter of tho birds.
That travel toward Alaska Is falling
oil' Is un established fact, and people
are trying lo account for It. One reason given Is the war with Spain, It Is
far from being Acceptable. When n
mnn becomes Inoculated with the gold
fever he Is nut Hkely to stay nt homo
fur thu purpose of shouting for the old
flag, mn* give up Mm prospect <>f n fortune so us tu he enabled to get a slash
frum an unfriendly machete. It Is not
difficult tu understand, however, that
the stories of deuth along the northern
trails, uf starvation and frost, and thu
gloomy reports of those who vainly
sought to win glittering plenty thero,
llllghl easily teml to elieeh Ihe malady
nml ni lusl clear the system entirely of
the fever microbes,
Government bunds have fallen some-
whnt since die Maine disaster, hut thla
dues uul menu Mini tho public supposes
the United States would I"' beaten in n
war wlih Spnlu, snys the St. Louis
Globo-pomocrnt. Neither does it mean
thnt the Governmoiit's credit is lowered. Ono uf the things It menus is
thnt mnny Investors believe n war
would bring such a demand fur monoy
that a higher rale of Interest for It
could he hnd than Government bonds
provide. Hence ihere Is n disposition;
nn llie part of mn ii,y holders of bonds,
to sell in order tu be prepared to tako
nd vantage of tho expected urgent demand for money In various enterprises,
governmental and other, and to get tlie
higher rate of Interest, whleh they look
fm-. This tendency to sell semis bonds
Afflonhdiliig disclosures as lu Ibe difficulty of securing t rults for the nrmy
were made by the Philadelphia Ledger.
Stations hnd been opened lu thnt city,
nml une dny inn applicants were examined, only four uf ilie 100 could
pass ilie test and wero accepted. Thousands of men hnve offered tu enlist In
Philadelphia slnco tho wnr began, but
only n sinnll proportion of them have
been accepted, all the rest having been
turned nway on account of mental or
physical disability, principally the latter, sluee ilu- mental requirements in
elude nothing harder liian simple mathematics, and previous experience is
nut essential as in the case of ihe navy,
The Ledger thinks thut such figures In-
dlcnic a degree of physical stamina
among the applicants hu low that it
should engage the attention of scientific students.    The only cunsulntlon It
cun offer is that "it is nut Improbable
tlmt many of the applicants were of the
sort that have failed to meet ihe physical requirements of ordinary trades
and Industries."
The recent request made by the president of the University of Chicago for
an additional $5,000,000 to he added to
its endowment funds shows huw costly
a tiling n groat university Is. This Institution Is one of tbo youngest of the
great schools of the country; it has already received In endowments about
$12,000(000, but yet there la an annual
deficiency of something like $200,000,
which Is uot provided for and has to bo
raised from outside sources. To provide for this about p.iioti.non more
Bhould he added to the revenue-producing funds uf the Institution. The
University of Chicago is not In this respect an exception to tho general rule
In this country, It costs over $1,000,000
iinumiiiy to nm Harvard Unlvorslty
and its endowment is about $0,000,000.
Vnlo has funds aggregating $4,582,000,
und yet the Institution Is poor and Is
nlwnys pressed for ndequnto funds to
curry on lis educational work. Columbia, In the city of Now York, has $0,-
4ni),i)(iii in funds, hut It Is restricted lu
each of its departments by lack of monoy.    Some of the othor universities iu
Ihls country having large productive
funds nre: Cornell, New York. $0,800,-
(ioo; a Irani. PoansylvanJa, $15,210,000;
Johns Hopkins, Maryland, $8,000,000;
Leiami Stanford Jr., California, $8,-
500,000; Nortli western, Illinois, $2,405,-
000; Tufts, Massachusetts, $1,700,000;
Uulverslty of Pennsylvania, $2,422,000;
Vanderbllt Unlvorslly, $1,100,000, nnd
Wcsleynn University, $1,172,000. The
number of schools with endowments of
less than $1,000,000 nro to be counted
by lhe score.
There Is a disposition to regard Texas
ns oue of the very backward Stales in
lhe Union. 'Phis Impression may, In
some respects, Iw not altogether Incorrect, Hut in many other respects Texas
1ms made progress, Especially in re-
ganl to popular morality and in tho
maintenance of law nud order the state
of the lone star Is creating a record
that some Northern and Eastern Stntes
might Imitate with credit to themselves. Somo years ago the administration of criminal justice In Texas wns
principally lu ihe bands of tbo lynch
law courts, Great outrages were perpetrated In the name of humanity demanding redress for brutal crimes. Hut
society did not get hotter. The rule uf
violence did not bring pence and obedience to law. Tbo mon of advanced
thought and the friends of social order
lu Texas found that In many Instances
—perhaps lu most cases In public violence—the peace officer of tho county or
city or town, ns the caso might be,
mado uu effort nt effectual resistance
wheu a mob attempted to tuke n prisoner out of his bauds for the execution <>f summary popular justico. It
was thon thought that If officers
charged with the custody of prisoners
were held to a closer accountability for
the prisoners lu their enre the rule of
violence might be brought to nu end or
at lenst restrained. Thu Texas Legislature, therefore, passed n law which
perpetually disqualified for offico—lu
effect disfranchised—any sheriff, deputy, constable, police officer or Jailer who
Bhould penult n prisoner lo be taken out
of his hands hy n mob for lynching
purposes. It is a matter of official record that since the enactment of this
law not n single lynching cn.se hits occurred lu tho Stale.
Tho wisdom nnd unwisdom of self-
repression is carefully weighed by
Mary E. Baldwin, Iu n paper an "Snfoty
Valves In Homo Life," In which she
contends that a high pressure life calls
for somo protective measures, and the
womnn who engages mlml and heart In
her purpose, even though she may nol
be classed among public workers, ln-
stlnctlvely seeks bor safety valves,
These are peculiar to hor Individuality,
nml suit, ns she Imagines, hor needs;
but Konic-llmc-H thoy are not chosen
wisely, and nro overused, Tho Intense
nature, with tho greatest need for letting off steam, is tbo one who will
make the mistake in this direction. The
homo of such n woman Is often a place
whoro tragedy Is frequently enacted.
Her nervous system, wrought up lo it
point bordering upon frenzy, her meu-
tnl nnd physical energies following Its
lend, there comes a moment when the
strain must ho relieved or mind and
body will both give way. It Is not an
easy thing to acquire the habit of withholding the worst from the dearest
friend, and showing him only tbo best;
but It Is possible when the heart Is
right nnd the purpose hns oven n germ
of strength. One bravo, gentle woman
confided to a friend hor experience III
trying to relievo the tension of mind
and spirit without giving discomfort to
thoso whom sho loved. Her piano he
came her abiding friend whenever site
felt the need of lotting herself down
from a too highly strung condition. She
played off ber feelings and gradually
became calm. The womnn with mental
resources, and with wise discrimination, will learn to choose bor safety
valves witli reference to tho comfort
and pence of the home, ami will thu
tlml a gain In self-respect nnd In
strength of win.
Mrs. Green (who thinks of hiring)—-
Hut Is the girl  honest?    Cau site    be
trusted?  .Mrs. Brown (tbe girl's former
mistress)-- You noo-d not be In Ibe leiisi
alarmed, She Is perfectly honest. All
thi-1 Ilmo she wns with me I never know
her to take a thing—not oven my advice ns to how things should be dono,—
Huston Transcript.
"She Is very frigid In her manner,"
remarked Willie Washington, "Perhaps," was the reply, "but sho has a
henrt of gold." "So I have been In
formed. Hut 1 am tired of trying to
cross n conversational Chllkoot 1'uss in
order to roach It."—Washington Star
"My dear Miss Hullynn," said the Inl
pecttnloUB youth, "I love you more than
I can Uud words to tell—" "Well,
thon," Interrupted the heiress, "wbj
don't you try figures?"*—Chicago News
Talk Is so cheap lhat much of It itai
to be disposed of ut a big discount.
*-j~j **E|
BHING hlm up," snid the skipper,
tersely. Tbey dragged bliu up
tiie companion bidder accordingly—a shrinking, nigged lad, his pule
face pinched with days of hunger, his
sunken oyes scanning those around hlm
us do the eyes of captive miimnls.
"H'ml" remarked the skipper. "So
you're the stowaway! Nice looking
young gentleman, too. Never did a
stroke o' work lu your life, I'll be
bound. Nevor mind, Wo'll sou If we
can't make you.   Hh, Mr, Billings?"
Tho first mate grinned. His grin wns
nu eloquent one, nnd the buy shuddered
as be saw It.
"How did you find htm, Mr. Billings?" continued the skipper.
"Behind one of the cotton hales, sir,"
the mate replied, "lie had an old mutton bono, with tlie ment all gnawed off.
Provisions, I -suppose, for the voyage."
"Provisions, eh? Well, It's precious
fow provisions he'll get aboard this
ship unless he works for thorn. Pity
we're out so fnr, or we might put hlm
For the first time the stowaway
"Please, don't put me n-ahore," ho
cried. "Anything hut that. I must go
to Cape Town, and I'm more thuu willing to work my way."
"Shut up!" snarled tho mate, emphasizing bis remark by a tug at tho
stowaway's ear. "Who gavo you
leave to talk, I'd like to know? Shut
up, nnd hnrk to what the captain snys."
"What's your name, and where d'ye
come from?" demanded the captain,
notebook In band.
Tremblingly the boy replied that he
was Dlek Hurley, bile of tho Tonlerdon
grammar school; ihat his father, a
widower, had loft hlm behind In England, while be wont to South Africa
as assistant surveyor on tho now Mat-
nbelolntiil Railway Uno; that nothing
had been leard from thnt kindly father
for a year or more, nnd lastly, that,
compelled to leave school on account of
unpnld blllls, he had resolved to go to
South Africa and llnd bis missing parent.
"And so you thought to steal n passage on the Only Son of Portsmouth?"
said tho skipper.
"I was refused n berth by ovory other ship," pleaded the boy, "They said
I looked loo weak to work."
"Weak or not, you've got to work
aboard the Only Sou," suld the first
mate; "hasn't ho, sir?"
The skipper nodded.
"That's correct, Mr. Billings," he answered. "If ho doesn't want to pny
for his passage, try bim with the rope's
"Aye, aye, sir."
And again Hillings grinned eloquently ns he led the boy forward.
A quiet, elderly gentleman who hnd
been watching these proceedings now
stopped forward.
"Don't hurt him, Mr. Hillings," be
said.   "He's only a child, you know."
"Captain's orders, sir," answered tho
mnte, giving Dick Barley's oar an extra tweak.
The skipper laughed.
"Dou't you waste any sympathy on
thnt youngster," hu exclaimed. "Wo
can't afford to havo any useless, white-
handed stowaways aboard a vessel that
carries £260,000 to the Chartered Company. How do you know, my dour Mr.
Lancelot, thnt yonder boy Is not the
spy of some high-sou robbers, put on
board to llnd out about the money?"
The man addressed as Lancelot looked grave.
"True," he snid, "thoy did thluk In
London tbnt an attempt might he mado
to rob the ship. * * * But still, this
mero boy—"
"I've seen 'more boys* ore now, Mr.
Lancelot, that wero old men In crime.
Tnko my advice and leave the stowaway to my first officer."
At this moment a shrill ery of pain,
followed hy another, and another, came
from the lower deck,
"What's that?" cried Mr. Lancelot.
The captain of tho Only Son of Portsmouth put his   notebook,   containing
torod, and not hi preventing vonluro-
Houie Httlo stowaways from being
ni pe's-c tided.
Bmlscd and  stiff,  Dick  Hurley  lay
urloil up between it seaman's chest
and tho forecastle bulkhead, One of
the deck hands had taken pity on him
and thrown a pleco of tarpaulin over
hin aching shoulders. Thus ho lay
completely bidden so that the men on
the larboard watch, who had just
turned in after four hours' wrestling
with wind and water, kuew nothing of
bis presence.
What became of tho   stowaway,"
asked one of those worthies.
"Jumped overboard, I expect," answorod another, "Hillings gnvo him
'whntfor,' I can toll you. I must say
I don't understand why he wanted to
wallop the poor little wretch,"
A chuckle ran around the forecnstlo.
"Why, yon donkey," cried tbo man
who had flrst spoken, "Billings    J tint
Dlek Harloy's name and circumstances,
carefully Inlo bis pocket.
"That, my dear sir," he answered,
smilingly, "is the stowaway getting his
first lesson ln seamanship from Mr.
Mr. Lancelot shrugged his shoulders.
Afler all, he bad boon sent out ln
charge of £260,000 In gold, which wns
consigned by tbo Hnuk of England to
Cecil It hod es and the Chartered Compauy of South Africa. Ills duty lay In
the after cabin, where tbu treasure wus
wanted to show how zealous he Is in
tho company's service. Tbe captain
thinks there's nobody like Hillings."
Just then the mate appeared, and, remarking tbnt the captain wns quite
right, proceeded to give bis orders for
a scheme which made the stowaway
under his canvas prick np his ear—one
of them was still very painful from the
mate's cruelty—and listen Intently, for
the scheme, In which all of tbnt watch
wero accomplices, having shipped with
Mint express design, was nothing loss
than the capture of the £250,000 and
the sending adrift of the captain nnd
Mr. Lancelot, If It wns not necessary
to murder them to secure the treasure.
To stir from liis hiding place at this
moment would mean death at the
hands of those desperate mon. And ns
yot none of thom showed any Intention
of obeying Hillings' advice and "turning In."
Tbey examined their revolvers—for
evory one of them seemed to be armed
—nnd talked ovor the coining attack
upon the Chartered Company's treasure. Dlek hnd almost made up his
mind to risk a crawl along the floor toward thc companion ladder, and a rush
thence upon dock when one of the desperadoes yawned. A yawn Is more
contagious than yellow fever. Within
live minutes ovory mnn In the forecastle was showing evidences of weariness. First one nnd then another
crawled to thoir bunks, and were presently heard to slumber noisily. Tbe example spread until thu last of the band
knocked the ashes out of his pipe aud
retired to rest. Soon nil of them were
ln the land of Nod.
Cautiously Dick Flarlcy pooped out
from under bis tarpaulin. Then he ventured forth and sot oue foot on thi
companion lndder.
"Who's there?" growled a suitor
Dick's answer was to slip ns quickly
nnd as noiselessly as his bruises would
allow up the ladder. At tbo head bo listened Intently.
"Who was It, Bill?" asked a second
"It wns that blamed cat, I'm think-
In'," replied the first speaker, nud to
Dick's relief tbere was uo pursuit,
Quickly lie ran along the dock and
mounted tbo bridge to whero the skip
per stood.
That night as the flrftt mnte of the
Only Sou enme up from his cabin with
a revolver in his hip pocket nnd a grin
on his face, bo was met at tho head of
the stnIrs by the captain and Mr.
Lancelot. To bis surprise both of these
gontlemen were armed, while behind
them he observed the despised stowaway, Dick Harlcy, with a naked cutlass
Iu his hand.
"Mr. Hillings," snid the captain, "you
will ploaso throw up your bands. Your
little plot has been discovered. Ah,
thank you—" (as he drew the pistol
out of Hillings' pocket),"you may return
now to your cabin nud consider yourself a prisoner."
"Wh—what Is the mennlug of this,
sir?" sputtered the mnte.
"The meaning, Mr. Billings," put In
Lnncelot, "Ib thnt ibis boy here bonrd
your whole delightful scheme to rob
tbe Chartered Company of £260,000. He
very promptly informed the cnptnln.
Your accomplices In the forecastle were
captured lu their bunks, and most of
them have confessed everything."
Billings looked nt the speaker, then at
Dlek Hurley.
"Tho stowaway!" he cried. "The
miserable little rnt of a stowaway."
"Yes, Mr. Billings—the stowaway has
saved the Chartered Company of South
Africa £2TtO,000 and a staunch, seaworthy ship. You will Dud that the
company knows how to be grateful."
And grateful, Indeed, the company
proved Itsi'lt' to he. A month later
(while Hillings ami bis gang were
awaiting trial for attempted piracy In
the Cu|h> Town jail) Dick Hurley was
slinking bis father's wasted baud In the
U'jw hospital nt Salisbury. The surveyor's recovery from a lingering fever
was greatly a coo lent toil, you may be
sure, by the news that the Chartered
Company had rewarded by a position of
ttust and honor the timely action of
thu quondam stowuway on the Only
Sou.—Utica Globe.
Por Hiinilrt-lH nf Vcurn Slic llun Hetn
a Hint on thc Face, of the 1'nrUi.
Thu treatment which Spain has accorded her colonies has nlways been
brutal, Spanish hearts and Spanish
uiolhods changed hut littlo from Cortes
to Weyler, the only illlfel'eliee. Instead
of iucreiiso mid success us ul the beginning, failure and decrease of empire te
at Ihu oud.
Spain bus always felt ber Inferiority
lu this respect lu other nations, ami In
order to apparently maintain her position she hns hid defiance to every other
mil Um on the facu of Iho earth.
Spain ims for a hundred years repeatedly thrown dowu the gauntlet of dell*
unco ut our feet.
Sho tins disregarded nil treaty obligations. Who cau recall lhe mussacru of
tho crew of tbu Vlrgluiiis without a
thrill of horror passing through his
frame) The Spanish depredations on
our commerce up to 1814 were so extensive thut she was obliged to code Florida to thu rolled States un their agreeing to net tie wlih our citizens, accepting Florida lu payment of tliu lump
Thu United States hus not alone suffered from Spain's depredations, As
long ago as 17110 lbs episode which Is
known as the war of Jenkins' our arose
from the barbarous treatment of Capt.
Jenkins, au Knglisli officer, and thu
crew of the English ship Rebecca,
which was captured by a Spanish
cruiser and searched. The Spaniards,
after hanging Captain Jenkins at tho
yard-arm, with a cabin boy tied to his
feot, unstrung hlm just In thuu to pro-
vent death, und cutting off his ear presented it to tilm nnd hade bim tako it
to bis king. Captain Jenklus did as ho
whs bid. Tho wave of Indignation
raised by this net of cruelty caused
Horace Walpolo, who was prime minister, to declare war against Spain. Spain
bltorly regretted the act of ber naval
In 1702 Spain, by her repeated oppressions, forced Kiighiui] to again declare war against hor. Lord Albemarle,
with a fleet of l£(K) vessels and about
15,000 men, appeared before Havana,
and although defended hy almost twice
that number of Spaniards fell In less
than two months time, aud with tt
Cuba Into Knglisli hands. It remained
there until by the treaty of Paris, ln
17(13, It was restored In exchange for
possessions which England at that
time considered more valuable.
Spain wns the Inst of the groat powers to recognize the sovereignty of the
United States.
At tbe end of the nineteenth century
nothing remains of her vast pospsslons
but the Philippine Islands In the
Pacific Oconn nnd Cuba and Porto Rico
in the Western sens. Mexico threw off
the yoke in 1811. Then Central nnd
South America In 1810, and the Argentine Republic was formed from the
province of I.41 Plata; thon Chill, Peru,
the United States of Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela broke the chains of
monarchy. San Domingo and Haytl
1.nay ot PI gent tou  and  a  Light  and
Wholesome Article of Diet.
It has boon frequently stated that
fish diet, by virtue of the phosphorous
which lt contains, Is pre-eminently
adapted to nourish the brain, nnd that
thoso who subsist on It largely are distinguished for their brightness nud Intellectuality, says tbe New York
Ledger. It Ib perfectly true that a
small percentnge of phosphorus enters
Into the composition of the healthy
brain, and while lt Is also true that
fish contains more or less phosphorus
that may nnd probably does pnss iuto
the circulation, It Is yet to by proved
either by theory or by experience that
a dlot of fish Is on the whole better
adapted to supply the wnste of the
brain thnn a liberal variety of other
alimentary substances, and especially
of meats,
Fish Is easy of digestion and creales
little vnscular excitement nud consequently forms a light and wholesome
article of dlot. Saltwater flsh are the
best of any, ns their flesh Is more solid,
more agreeable aud healthy, less exposed to putrescence and less viscid.
Thoy possess these excellent qualities
wheu fresh. When salted, thoy havo
ull (he properties of salt flsh and consequently Its dldadviinlages.
Those flsh whleh bnvo scales nre In
general the most onslly digested nud
the host, nnd or nil these tlsli tbu fresh
herring appears to deserve the preference. Tho herring, codfish, tiirhot and
flounder are jierhaps tbu most dlgc-sl-
llile nnd best of flsh. Salmon nnd
mackerel, lobster nnd most other kinds
of shellfish are more dlftlcult of digestion. The mode of cooking flsh Is of
considerable Importance. Frying them
In oil or lard is nn objectionable process. In general tbe process of boiling
Is best ndnpted to render them wholesome. Stewed flsh should lie avoided
by tbe dyspeptic. Acid sauces nnd
pickles render flsh more wholesome for
the stomach, while butter hns n tendency to prevent digestion, while spice
nud salt used In moderate quantities
facilitate the digestive process. One
of the iK'st sauces that can be used
with flsh Is lemon Juice.
What Did He Mean?
An amusing anecdote at tbe expense
of an excellent and necessary profession comes from Temple Bar.
A young doctor, a novice in bis profession, who was also somewhat of a
novice with the gun, wns out after
hare, and after hu had missed several
shots the old keeper said:
♦'Let me hnve a try.   I'll doctor 'em."
It Is exceedingly hard to got along
with a bulky horse.
Everyone ts a jlugo lu hla love affairs.
Menu.* to Po Rlghti If It Hrr. It la
from Ignorance or Fright.
Horses are essentially creatures of
habit. Of gentle, confiding dispositions
but excessively nervous; timid, at times
Irritable, und prone to resist strenuously anything that frightens them.
If, for example, you put a rope halter
on nu unbroken colt aud tie him to n
l>ost, the more the rope cuts Into his
louder sklu the greater will be his
Struggles, while he will soon yield to a
halter that Inflicts uo pain. Through
nervous fright horses sometimes become panic-stricken nnd absolutely uncontrollable. They suffer also occasionally from whut, for want of bettor
name, may Ik.1 called "nervous paralysis," wheu tbey seem to he physically
Incapable of motion. This condition Is
also Invariably the result of brutal
treatment, and tbo only reasonable explanation of It Is that the flrst emotion
11 roused In tbe horse by punishment Is
fear; tibat when be Amis that he cannot escape anger a sph-ii of resist
mice In mingled with his fright, and
that these combined euiollous produco
thls morbid stato,
The horse Is quick to take advantage
of the Ignoruiieo or four of those who
control hlin. As compared with the
dog, ho Is somewhat slow of cninpre-
hoiiHloit, but be differs from tho dog In
this also, that ho seldom becomes "too
old to learn new tricks," and bis memory is «o retentive that he never forgets what ho bus onco thoroughly
It may also he set down, as a rule,
with few exceptions, that he mount to
ilo Just right; If ho errs It Is either from
Ignorance, pain or fright, rarely from
stubornness or vice. This seems to be
widely unknown, at least disregarded,
for of all animals the horso Is tho least
understood, tbe most harshly Judged
nnd unjustly treated, and for the least
Infraction of discipline be Is too often
brutally punished. If min wbo train
horses would control their tempers and
endeavor to ascertain the cause of the
autmnl's misbehavior tbey would tlml
that there Is often a good cause for his
The eye Is the best index to the animal's feelings. The oars aro very expressive, but they do not reveal so plan-
ly tho emotions that are dominating
hlm as the eye does. Therefore, study
the eye, with Its varying expressions,
nud when you can road their meaning
you hold the key to ono of the chief
Becrets of successful training.
The horse should Iw convinced that
resistance Is useless, but do not lie Impatient or harsh; remember that success is tlie reward of unwearied patience. If you full at first keep trying
uutll you succeed. I»o not be discouraged if you do uot seem to make much
progress; your task may take weeks
or oven months, but If you persevere
you will triumph.
Writer Folk and Cloth- a.
Judging from the statements made
by .Marie Coreltl, Knglisli women novelists nro the dowdiest dressers lu the
world. Miss Bradiion is evidently uo
exception to this rule, with a flip of
hor Inky lingers nt fashion, sbe garbs
herself as she happens to choose, and
Is serenely Indifferent whether hor
gowns have soou one or a dozen seasons. Ouldu has been doscrilHH) as
looking tike an animated rag doll, In
spite of the fact tbat she has the artistic heritage of tbe women of France,
and even John Strange Winter and
Mrs. Ward would not tie singled out
from nn ordinary 5 o'clock tea crowd as
gentlewomen If the green luurel loaves
did not hung under their dingy bonnets.
The women writers of tlds country
nre quite different In this respect. Margaret Songster, white-haired and gentle-voiced, has au eye to tbe bang of
her silk lined gown nud a dainty pleasure in her yellow laces. Miss Murfree
Is trim ami trig lu tailor-made costumes of the latest and most correct
style, nud Ella Wheeler Wilcox, who
prides herself on her unquestioned
feminity, Indulges In artistic robes in
soft-colored satin.
Some oue, who knew nothing of tlio
woman or her ways, once said Amber
wns careless In dross, and the report
spread. A daintier woman tbnn Amber never lived, and she really mourned over the gossip. Ruth McCJuery
Stewart and Kate Douglass Wlggln
are fashionable women, and Lillian
Bell hns pretty gowns g«lore and delights In them.
"Every hair bus two oil glanda at its
The sense of touch Is dullest on the
Europe is less tlmn one-fourth the size
of Asia.
The globe of the eye Es moved by six
Canada is 11 little larger than the Unit*
ed States.
Asia is tlie largest continent, 10,000,000
square miles.
The wine product of France in 1870 has
never been equalled.
An net of congress in 1872 aholished
flogging in tlio imvy.
Holland is the only country in Europe
that admits cofTeo free of duty.
Tho normal weight of the liver is between three nnd four pounds.
Tho roots of bnir penetrate tlie skin
about one-twelfth ef an incli.
The colls composing tlie epidermis are
1-liilH) of nn inch in diameter.
Popular airs may be catching ,but it
takes a good tire to hold them.
Tho effort tu muke sugar from beets
dates buck ns far iih tlio yenr 1747.
California permits girls of over ir> to
wod without llie parental consent
The wrist contains eight bonus, the
palm llvo, the lingers havo fourteen.
Ureat Hrilnin has I £1,0(10 sipiaru miles,
boing a little larger than Arizona.
Tho color of tlio skin depends on pigment colls in tho inferior epidermis.
Tliern uro a dozen Hussiu 11 provinces
each larger than tho State of Kansas.
Tho dentil penalty te rarely enforced In
(ionnuiiy, Austria, Donmaik or Swoeden.
Tho uncompahgre mid Uto ludiunsare
said to be ugly over thc dilatory tactics
of tlie land allotment comuiistdonerB
Tramps have 01m redeeming quality;
you never hour of them getting mixed up
in labor riots.
The American squadron at Hong Kong,
China, hns completed arrangements for
putting to sea.
Stockings were Ilrst used in the 11th
century, before that cloth bandages were
used on the feet.
Noarly 00,000 atres have been reclaimed
in Ireland during the past your from bog
and marsh lands.
Tho Swiss government, has forbidden
the importation into the country of fresh
fruit from the United States.
Prof. J. W. Hoffman of the State Colored college at Orangeburg, 8. C„ who
was elected a fellow of tha American
Geographical Society the other day, Is
the first colored man to be so honored.
For calling a central telephone girl a
silly goose and threatening to come and
box her ears, n man was condemned in
Vienna to 14 days in jail.
Hair is very strong; a single hair will
bear a weight of 1150 grains.
Ostrich eggs weigh about three and a
half pounds, each
A big battleship lins on board an electric plant capable of lighting a town of
5000 inhabitants.
There are found in both books of tht
llible 3.580,483 letters and 773,003 word*
Tlie cerebral matter is about seven-
eighths water.
The human skeleton, exclusive of teeth,
consists of 208 bones.
Straight hairs nre nearly cylindrical;
curly hairs the elliptical or flat
The weight of the average sized mnn
is.140 pounds; of the woman, 125.
The only involuntary muscle composed
-nf red or striped fillers is in the heart.
California stockmen are guarding
against drouth by lousing swamp lands.
' The insect population of a single cherry
tree infected witli aphides was calculated
by a prominent entomologist to be 12,-
Prince Ponlatowskj Is at the head of a
new company, which wlU bring a 10,000
horse-power electric current from the
slope of the Storm Nevada mountains to
San Francisco.
Europe ia less than one-fourth the size
ot Asia
lite largest carpet in the world Is in
Windsor castle, being 40 feet in breadth.
sentimental Uses of the Onion.
Among the tireeks the onion was
formerly used nt marriages, a jar of
lentils, one,of snow and one of onions
being s)H>kcn of ns gifts to the daughter of King Cotys upon the occasion of
her marriage to Iplcrates. In some
places even now onions nre thrown
after the brides, as Is rice lu our land.
In tbe south of Hngland this patriarchal plant was used by girts to divine
their future husWunls. Wben the
onions wero purchased for this purpose
It wus ne-cc-SHnry for tbo purchaser to
outer the shop hy oue door and go out
by another; It wns therefore Imimrtont
to stdect a green grocer's shop which
tuid two doors. Unions bought lu this
careful wny, if placed under the pillow
on Ht. Thomas* eve, were warranted to
bring visions of tho future husband.
Country girls won? aso wont to take
an onion and uuiiie It after Ht. Thomas.
lt wns then [loelod aud wrapisnl In a
cle-nii handkerchief, after whleh, placing It enrefuly on their heads, the maids
would say:
linod Ht. Thomas, do me right
Aud let ni}' true |ovo eoino to-night,
Tbut 1 nmy Inok him in the face
And hlm In my fond units oiuhrace.
-Chant a mi mi.
Thn Siamese anil tho Flsh.
The favorite Bport of the Siamese Is
Hub-fight Ing. Ho popular Is It that thu
Kinguf Slam derives considerable revenue from the license fee exacted for
the privilege of keeping fighting flsh.
Tho flsh nro described ns being long
and slender, "not thicker than a child's
finger," wid very ferocious. The moment they nre placed together In a vessel of water they dart at one another,
and the onlookers become so excited
over tho contest that Lhey will wager
anything they have ut hand on the success of their favorite fish.—Inverness
Com pen*, nt ton.
She-I'm sorry to hear you've lost
your patient, Dr. Jones,
Ho—But he was 111 a long, long time]
IKE am pacific 1,
The Cheapest, most comfortable etd direct routs from Kaslo to all points la
Canada and tht United States.
Ths only Una running through Tourist
Cart to Toronto, Montreal and Bottoa.
Through Touritt Cart to Bt. Paul dally.
Travel by this line and have your baggage checked through to ileetlnatioi.
Dally connection from Kaslo excepting
Sunday at 7: SO a. nt.
Por full information call 00 or address
Traveling Potaenger Aft.,
Or NeltuM, H. 0.
Diatrlut Pueenger Agent,
Vancouver, B, C.
The surveyor's chain
made it the shortest
transcontinental route.
It ie tho most modern In equipment.
It fa the lii'tivli'tu ralleil line.
It nun a rock-ballimt roadbed.
It i-riisHi's no sand doaerta,
It wiim built without I mnl grant or government aid.
It Ib noted for the courtesy of Ita employes.
It Is the only lino serving meals on th*
la carte plan.
For maps, ticket! and complete Information call on or addreaa International
Navigation & Trading Company agents.
K. A S. railway agenta. or
Kootenay connection tt Houtier'i Ferry Ida ,
Siimliiy ami Wednesday,
Wentward  8.ffl a. w
Kaatward '.i.'.v p,ra
C. Q. DIXON, General Agent,
Spokane, Wash.
F. t WHITNIT, O. r. * T, A,
It. Paul, UUm. "I'ls nut the J'.y of i'IhsIiIiij* nrins
Tlmt chIIh liim tn tlio fray,
Tit nol tli** love of war't nliinna
That bills liim tniHto nwny;
por tutu thfro'i imin uml grief aud woe.
A wife ii ami lie I*'* tear,
Uul loiiil IiIh duty fill In, nnd lol
He counts, tti« voluuteer.
0, nilKlity 1111 Hon, proud and Birut,
Of Hlr.'iiKlU he Is u lowi-r!
Deholil bim, warlike and elate,
In Miln, your ilnrkotit hour,
l-'or you t»i live**, for you he'll die.
Ami tell Ida lifo blood dear,
And glory's gates win open on high
To greet the volunteer,
Thla In Uncle   Hniti'M Htanillnu Order
to the Navy of the United Btatce.
"Shoot on the downward roll." That
Is the Standing order Hi the nuvy of thn
I'nlted Si 11 itH. The Amerloan prnctlco,
tuith lu the nrmy uml navy, haa always
heeii tu shunt low, and always to save
ammunitliiii until It wub possible to uso
It effectively. In tbe navy the tradition
to Bhoot low tins eryslalllaCed iuto a
standing rule, unwritten ludeed, but
none the loss religiously observed, nnd
Its wisdom has boon proved on more
thnn ono occasion of groat Importance.
The precise form of this unwritten
naval rule Is to "wait for the downward roll." This Is the converse of the
maxim obtnluing In the British navy
that It Ib best to tuke advantage of the
"upward roll," whleh hns been observed almost from the beginning of
naval fighting by the gunners on English ships, nnd to which much of thc
power of England's "wooden walls" to
defend the Island wns attributed In tbo
days wben Englund, and not the United
States, was at wur with Spain.
Necessarily the deck of a vessel nt
Boa offers a much less satisfactory platform from whioh to shoot thnn the solid foundation provided ln a land fort,
since, even whon the ocean is calmest,
tho vessel must constantly roll from
side to aide. Theoretically, the best
time to fire would be at the moment
between rolls, when the deck of tho
thlp Is perfectly level, and lu a general
middle part, so that bis Augers are not
burned by being too near tbo flame,
uud so Hint the match will not break
by Mug hold too near tho othor end.
This fact Involves another—Unit ho
la aware whioh ond hns the sulphur
and does not attempt to scratch the tin-
sulphured end. He has furthermore
learned that a rough surface Is better
to scrutcli tlio iiintoh ou than a smooth
one, and his enre In looking for a rough
plnce Is very diverting,
But with all this lntolllgence the
monkey tins no notion of kindling another fire with the one thnt he haa
caused by the friction of tbe match.
He simply lots the match burn out, and
If he llgluts nuother dooe It for tbe
pleasure of seeing it burn.
This monkey's keepers and the men
of science who are experimenting with
his Intelligence hope to communicate
to hlm eventually an Idea of fire mnking and using, but from the moment
they succeed lu doing so—If they ever
do succeed—it wil! be necessary to
keep matches out of his reach.
How a Btranger Gnt and Kept a Good
"I'm lookln' for n job. I'm a good
feller nud I'll work cheap."
This Is thc language In which nn honest nud rather simple looking man approached the head of a Chicago firm.
"Sorry," smiled the proprietor, "but
we have nothing to offer Just now. Call
'round again."
A Wuy In Which Youth* in thc l.tcroul
City Pick om Their Brides.
lt te probable that the l'iui-1*- seen the
Inception ut half the marriages in
Home. It is a curious sociological fact,
but tho explanation of it is simple, it
hns been commented upon hy uuniber*
less writers, that Italians are exclusive, though nol iu the usually accepted
sense of the word. Thoy are proverbially opeu nml friendly, especially tu
strangers, the commercial value of
whoso visits io their land lhey appreciate. But this cordiality, even to their
owu countrymen, has Its limit. In uo
country more than in Italy Is u man's
home liis castlo, ami, except in the
highest circles und where thoro Is uo
poverty tu Ito concealed, in- is chary of
his hospitality. This is especially true
of  Rome ami Naples.  Therefore,   if
neither    she   nor hor parents receive
many visitors, how is the Uoraan girl
of tbo bourgeois class whu Is not "In
society" in ii t tin- inevitable lover
for whoso advent and her consequent
oiuaucipatiiiii from parental tyranny
aho lungs more ordeutly than yonng
women usually do!    Tho nuswer is:
"Tho riliclu."
on Thursdays ami Sundays, when
the ha ml plays (uncommonly well, by
the wny), uml tlio park is in couse-
ijuonee crowded to overflowing, the
slgnorlnn whu is tho fortunate possessor of ii becoming costume duns it, uud
demurely acompnules ber mothor to
ihe municipal pleasure ground, where
each expends in centimes for the temporary right tu u comfortable chair, Ingeniously constructed so ns to he
springy, though fashioned entirely of
iron. If she ho a wise mnldeu, she will
so maneuver that the chairs will be
placed on the main pathway, where
everyone must puss. This being nehlev-
ed, she may await developments. And
If she huve pretensions to beauty, she
will not long lie loft in anticipation,
The young men who pass will gaze ul
her approvingly; and finally one, to
whom sbe mny especially appeal, will
detach himself from the crowd nud
take up bis stand before hor. Thus Is
Initiated the first chapter of tlie romance. From that moment, without
a word or sign, and oven with scarcely a look from hor, ho becomes hot
swain nnd faithful knight. Week nftor
week he sees hor ut thu Pluclo; bo even
follows hor about tho streets. Having
ascertained hor abode and tier name,
he generally soon manages to find a mutual friend who performs the Introduction. The rest Is obvious. Or, If thoy
do not happen to huve acquaintances
In common, when lhe silent love-making hns progressed far enough, a demand for the damsel's bund te made
directly to her parents.
'AntttiAn 'yrtLt
way lt may be said thnt an attempt Is
made to do the shooting nt thut Instant.
It was noted hy the sea fighters in
the revolution Hint projectiles from
([huh tired wheu tbe ship wns heeling
from the enemy lu the upward roll
were hurled higher lu the air thnn wns
Intended, nnd thnt well-aimed shots
were thus often sent harmlessly overhead, or, at best, took offoct only In
tbe rigging Instead of tho bull of the
-enemy, whoro thoy would do most damage. On the othor hand, It wus observed thnt shots tired wheu the vessel
was heeling toward the enemy on tho
downward roll, though frequently striking lower than was Intruded by the
marksman, almost Invariably took effect.
A Monkoj-'a Acavoiniitlahtneiit.
No creature but tuna has ever made
two of tiro. Atl African traveler, lu
deed, lias told a story of apes making
u thieving raid on a camp of natives
and carrying torches to light their way,
but this-story lacks proof ami Is not accepted as Into hy Koologlsts.
Thore Is, however, In tho Philadelphia 7,*x»li)glciil garden n monkey who
has learned t»» scratch matches per*
fectly well. This accomplishment he
Is willing to exhibit ou nny occasion.
H# has learned to bold the match by its
Juke, as he culled hlmsolf, walked
nway a couple of blocks, nnd then
fnood about and returned to repeat hla
"I been here," bo said, "fur n Job, and
you told me to come again.   I'm here."
Tbe proprietor, being busy, did not
recall tho previous visit, and, aftor Informing .lake that there was nothing
for hlm jot, nskod hlm to come again.
This time Jake made n round trip of
about half a mile, and ngnlu dropped In,
offering his services ns twice beforo.
"Persistent and looks honest," said
the proprietor to his bookkeeper, "Wonder what bo could do?"
"Might glvo him a chance to collect
some of our Iuipossiblo accounts,"
laughed the bookkeeper, "He's the kind
of a tnun to keep pegging away, nud
oven creditors can bo worn out."
Jake wns given somo of the worst old
accounts that could be hunted up ami
Started out By making forty or tlfty
calls on the same imin on tho mine day
lie hogan to make nn impression, and
the llriu Is now getting a good deal of
money that Imd long since been charged
to profit and loss.
Narruwont Htrecta In tho World.
Chinese Bt roots aro supposed to bo
tho narrowest In the world. Some of
thom are only eight foot wide,
Former Kill tor of thu Ihllmlelplilu
Press Now Font ten. at er Ucuorul.
The resignation of rostmnst'er (Jon-
oral James A. (-Jury from President Mc*
Kinloy's cabinet wns shortly followed
by the naming of Charles Kmory Smith,
of Philadelphia, to succeed to this Important position. Charles Kmory Smith
was born lu Mansfield, Coun., fifty-six
years ngo. When a child his family
removed to Albany, whoro he graduated from the Albany Academy and
later from tlio Schenectady University.
In 18(11 ho wns active In organizing volunteers for the civil war under lien.
Ruthltone.    Ho became editor of tbe
cnAm.Es aitonv smitii.
Albany Express in 18tW nml live years
inter acted as president of the New
York state Press Association. Ho served as delegate to (ho Republican state
convention for six successive yonrs, being temporary and permanent chairman
lu 187U. Be wns u delegate to the National Republican convention in Cincinnati in 187H nud drafted u large portion
of the platform. He removed to Phil-
adolphhi In 1870 and took chargo of the
Philadelphia Press. He has since been
editor of tho Press. Mr. Smith was appointed minister to Russia in 1800 by
President Harrison, lie is well known
ns nn orator ns well ns a writer and has
n largo nci|iiuliitanceshlp among the
public men of tho country.
Narrowest Nir.-ots In tho World.
(Millies*' streets are supposed tu be
lhe narrowest In tho world. Borne of
them are only eight foot wide.
"Remember." said the excited mnn,
"money talks. I'll li-et seventy-live
cents that I'm right. Money talks."
Ami the man with u shaggy silk hut
and a clu-onic expression of dlsgikst
edged away from the crowd with thu
remark: "Yes, ami it's Just Ilko somo
people, Tbe si nailer It Is tho more
noise It trios to miike."—Washington
Evening Star.
"I can't afford to have people think
I don't know about this particular
question," said the politician, "uud 1
haven't tlie time I need to read up on
It." "Well," replied his wife, "in tbut
caso PU tell you whut I'd do. I'd look
wise and gut somo paper to announce
that you uc;"*"-* to ite interviewed-"—
Washington Star.
' Not So Remarkable.—De Snppte-ji
believe my dog knows as mueh us I
do, Sbe—I've seen smarter dogs than
Pair Visitor—What a lovely parrotl
(To parrot}—Polly want a cracker! Polly [cautiously)—Did you mako it your*
self f—Truth.
The Rule.—The Able Editor (Ironically)—Is this poetry? Contributor—Didn't
I begin each Une witli u capital letter?
—Boston Traveler.
LRtie Clarence—Pa, whal is,tbe difference between firmness and I obstinacy? .Mr. Callipers—Merely u'matter
of sex, my son.—Puck.
"George, father has failed."   "That's
Just like hlm!    I  told you all    along,
darling, thut he was going to do '.till li
could to keep us frum marrying."-Tlt-
He (tbenurlenlly)-You have refused
me! To-morrow I go to seek my fortune lu the Klondike. She—May I bare
the refusal of you when you return?—
"Aro you tlie Ihiss of the limine 7" Inquired the man at tlm duor. "Nu; I'm
only the bows' under*.: inly," wns the
much-married man's answer.—-Yonkera
Variable.—Stranger fin Texas)—now
long do you fellows work at a stretch?
Cowboy—W*ll, it depends a good deal
on how easy do feller dies. Dey're
variable.—,! udge.
"Thoy say jioor Clara consulted the
stars before marrying him." "And
what was the result?" "Thoy all gave
hlm a good character, except one
vaudeville Btttr."—Life.
General Recruit (surveying the ballroom)—I think your indies would make
excellent soldiers. Van Teel—Why so?
General Recruit—They display so uiiieli
backbone,—Harlem Life.
"Doctor, who was Hint man that
screeched and yowled so loud when
you were pulling his tooth'/" "That
was a Christian Science friend of
mine."—Chicago Tribune,
Laura—When Bob proposed last
night, did you know what was coming?
Lucretla—No; I didn't know papa was
within hearing; neither did Boh. Poor
Bob!—Yonkors Statesman.
Mrs. Booser (to Mr. B.)—Why, you
disgraceful creature, you're never sober! Mr. Booser— No? Mils' hnve boon
1 toxical mI when I married you, an' not
-ponslble for actions I—Pun.
.Mistress (severely)—H such a thing
occiii-s again, Nornh, I shall have to got
another servant. Nornh—I wish yes
wud—thoro'-s easily enough worruk for
two nv us.—Boston Traveler.
She—Here Is such a pretty story In
the paper about how Edison cumo to
marry. Ho—I wish some of these brlgll.
Journalists would explain how I came
to marry.—Indianapolis Journal.
Ghollte—Br—aw—I do believe a good
deal In this—aw— hewedMy theo wy,
Miss Smart—Your own case shows It,
You would never have been rich If your
futher had not been so.—Indianapolis
Mr. MJllynns (brlskly)-Want
daughter, eh? Well, huw much are you
worth? Money talks, you know. Bob
Hardup (cheerfully)—Yes, I know; but
I'd be willing to let ber do most of the
Villainous-looking Character—Wot's
tiler time, guv'nor? Mr. Bluff (hitting
j him ovor the head}—It's Just struck
onel Vllliiluous-looklng Character
(groanlngly)—1 'ope your watch uin't
a repeater!—Tit-Bits.
A Misinterpretation.—Hair-cutter (to
parent)—Shall I give your boy a bang
on Ute forehead, sir? Parent (busily)—
Yes; and If tlmt docsu't (pilot hlm, glvo
hlm one lu the nock. He's beeu warned
uot to fidget iu the barber's chair.—
Puddy—Do you really think that
Buskers enres much for his wife? Dud-
dy—Cares for her? He dotes on her.
Scores of times I've known him to make
faces for his wife whou sho hud to
tako nasty-tasting medicine,—Boston
"I observe In the public prints," anld
the scientific boarder, "that a whale's
tongue sometimes yields a ton of oil."
"If the whale Is as olly-tongued ns
tbat," said the cheerful Idiot, "no wonder Jonah was taken In——ludluniipo*
,1s Journal.
"0 don't worry about such trifles,"
said Uie New York girl. "Just keep a
stiff upper lip and you'll como out nil
right," "But," replied her Boston
cousin, "It Is a physical Impossibility
for me to maintain a superior labial rigidity,—Chicago News.
Still Hns Palth.-"Mrs. IHggins Is
■till wildly In lore with ber husband."
"Does she put tho buttons on his shirts
for him yet?" "No, but he told her lie
sat up all night playing Hirds without
any stakes—uud Bhe believes hlm."—
Pltbdmrg Chronicle-Telegraph.
Miss Wearwell—Who Is tbnt handsome gentleman across the room? He
haa been looking steadily at mo almost
sll the evening. Miss De Cosh—Thnt Is
Mr. Fearsome. They any he is so nearsighted that he can't see three Inches
beyond his nose.—Cleveland Leader,
"You shall be (pieen of my home,'*
said young Mr, Northslde, enthusiastically, when Miss Perrysvllle had given
her promise to marry him. "I'd rather
bo the chancellor of the exchequer,
George, dear," replied the practical
maiden.—Pittsburg Chronicle.
"Now," said the anxious mother, "you
do not want to mnrry thnt reporter.
Think of having n husband who nevor
gets home until 2 or 3 In tlie morning?"
"But," said the shrinking maiden,
"aren't all husbands that wny? Papa
Is not a reporter and—and yet—" But
the anxious mother declined to listen.-*
Boston Traveler.
Tho newest treatment for typhoid fever
is simply pure olive oil given internally.
Only one out of overy HHKI married
couples live to celebrate tlicir golden wedding.
Thc total length of the world's telegraph system has now reached 4,1108,1(21
Upward of 10,000,000 American Hags
have boon sold since the blowing up of the
A Turkish iurhiin of tlio largest size
contains 20 yards of tho fines! ami softest
Among tlio Kols of Central India a
sham light always accompanies the wedding ceremony,
Nails, it is sniil, may bo driven Into
hard wood without bonding if thoy an
first dipped iu lard or oil.
Sweden Inn KU women employed in il
postal department, Thoir highest llxe-l
Hilary te 000 ermvns.
An Knj-li-li lady sent the pope an (Caster
egg of the value of $11000, It Contained H
ruby mid diamond ring.
RAT   WITH   A   WOOnSH   LEG,1     HOW A/man made $7,000.
llun ii i'iiiiiiti<-i|.iiiu im-.   Pitted om
Hi* Cniitlre.
\ ml with a wooden log i- a curiosity,
as curb* llle* go nowadays.   Vet such on
iiimnl ban he seen uny day at the real-
ilea- "I a mun m 1 Dugmore, In tho
-withwestern section of the city, -uy- tho
Philadelphia Times. About a month ago
Willie Dugmore, n lad of 12 years, found
the little rodent iu n trap in tlio cellar.
Hia ilrst Impulse wus tn brain tho pest
with u baseball hat. but Hie nit looked al
him -o pleadingly Unit Willie's heart was
touched, mnl he decided lo take the trap
t» an adjoining vacant lot and liberate
the uniniul. This ],.. ,|j<|. bnt Instead ut
scampering off, oi he expected, the rat
limped painfully up tn liim uml began tn
lick hi- hand. Willie then discovered thut
une oi ihe animal's legs hud been almost
severed by thc trap,
Taking tlie rut I ie, he cut the log nil
nml then bandaged the wound, using aa
a liniment a little vaseline. He then put
tho rut min u cage nnd nursed it for a
week.   Me then removed the bandage nnd
f 1 thut the wound hud completely
healed. The rate was, however, unable b
walk, and Willie decided he wmihl mnki
Jin- il un artificial log. Going down to the
collar, he obtained a piece nf pine, uml
after soma whittling succeeded in making
n log.   Thi- lie fastened Oil with ii string,
ami wus delighted to ice thai his plan
was entirely suecanful. The rat is now the
family pet uud can he Been any day hobbling obotil ihe kitchen nr teasing a little
Irish terrier, of wlilcli il bus mude u life
Inni- friend.
WIm-ii   Tills   Dveolt,   I'eriillNNlttlC   in
Wnr,  >luhi  Hi* Aliiiiiiliiiieil,
The lioiiontblc Duns uro highly Indignant over (be nlloged flying of iho Spanish Hug by soma nf tho American warships in Cuban waters, says the (ndlau*
npolls -Journal, There is nn occasion fnr
exploiting Spanish honor or morality. The
use uf the enemy's llag is permissible iu
wav within certain llmlutians. According
to une writer, quoted in n Washington
dispatchi "The regulations nf iho United
States nuvy slate llial the use of a foreign Hug to deceive an enemy is permissible, but thut it must In- hauled flown beforo a gun is fired, uml under no circumstances is un action tu he commenced or
un engagement fought without ibe display uf tbe national ensign,"
Another authority saysi "it is forbidden iu Will' nn bind to muke use uf the
enemy's Hug fm- purpose of deceit,   dn
tho sen the national llag ol a public ur 1
vessel must he displayed before an engagement begins or n capture is made."
Thi*. implies ihnl the enemy's Hug may be
used fm- purposes uf deceit up In the ii	
nf bring, when lhe ship's own colors musl
he displayed. 'I'he use uf the enemy's ll.ig
tu mislead is nu worse thuu tin- dissemination of false dlsnatclios, whleh the Spaniards havo practiced very freely.
Tl-c Ihmtifwhn I.,-*! It Told (|,» Until*
t   nt-«-t hi u (/life,
"I'nn'i-Mfsouss your private business
affairs -In& public place," said nu old
BrooklyniQelto tho Xew-Vorker who ap-
jiroarlnil hlm lu a ca/o near the City
Ihill.tTla-n the Brooklyn man, pointing
out afreal estate.dealer, said:
"hulking about a busiuess deal In this
very cafe cost tlmi man $7,000, uud the
money wew Into my pocket, too.  you
see, be. represented a syndicate tbat
wanted|to build on some property In
whleh I was Interested as the owner of
oue bouse nnd city lot.  The agent did
I not know me from a Cannrsle elaturner,
j Well, he came lu hero with a friend—
, oue of the syndicate—for luncheon on
an afternoon In last July.   They took
seats at this table,   I sat at the next
'•I began to 'take notice,' as grand-
\ mas nay. when I heard the strangers
j at the next table discuss quite loudly I
a deal In relation to the property ad- i
joining mine.   The agent had ordered j
a tine layout fur luncheon and was evl-
dently well pleased with bli deal,   lie j
said to his friend:
"•Well, I pulled off the trick for that
property at 2111 Cheap street to-day.
The owner thought 1 wns doing him a !
1 favor. 1 started in at $15,000 and iinally closed with him for $18,000, lie bit
in a hurry.  Why, Ihe property Is worth
: $l,,->,0oo ir it's worth a dollar to us.
I Now I must look for that chap that
I owns 221. He'll be glad lo get $18,000
for hin house. It's lucky fur us they're
nut onto the fact that wo want to buy
thnt entire block/
'•I didn't need to do nny eavesdrop*
ping, you see. That little speech of the
agent cost hlm exactly $7,000, vou
can readily guess that I, as the owner
of 221 Cheap street, was not especially
anxious to sell after thnt. I kept Mr,
Ileal Estate man nn the Jump for nearly flvo mouths, and when 1 let up on
hlm I got iny price, exactly $20,000. A
neat little profit uf $7,000 above what
j I would have gladly accepted. Su yotl
see the point of my remark to you,
'Don't discuss private business affairs
lu n public place.' Now, wo'll go to my
ollice, and I'll listen to your proposl
tloti."—Now York .Sun.
LteoM I "i.e. Hi...- ItUlt bul Hood*.
siii-iiion-nhi Ouroil.
"I noi .1 -Hfl.i.r I1..111 ni l./.-n I
..mil.I -riini-h ml iiiiytliiii|| ivilliout grail
al i-t S.—.     I   '1... I  I.....I .. I..-.  ibllMS .Hl.l
colli Imnih ami i"'    1 tad Riven up hopo
uf ever being well, I.ut  I begnn tuktng
II I'. Snmnpnrllln nnd ll ei I me.   I
ni » imi nlml I ivWi nnd huve pi I noil
in weight."   .Mr-.  Annn  Stuby, Svlran,
Hood's   Sarsaparilla
Is Aineriin's c.i.mii-i Meal    tl; -i\
for S3.
Hood's Pills 1 hi.' indige'liim. I.ili.niii -
un-1- 7.11ISI.ISHI  Knster ejgis «  II
your Imported Into Knglnnd Ir  lln
For Infants and Children.
The Kind You Have Always Bought
till) S~Y SUS/?..*-^*
re ot Cae-t^J^f^icZU.
Aboul    lUO.OUU.OII
used 111 liiii.iin yea
A powder to be shaken Into the •teoes.
•it tail season your feet feel swollen, nervous, and hot, ami lift tired ca.-ilr. If you
have smarUna feet ^r tight shoes, ir?
Allen's FtKU-hase.   It cools the feet ind
make** vratktng easy.   Cures swollen and
•wenttli)* feet, blisters ami Cttlloni -"pots.
Relieves corns ami bunion** of all juiin and
rivet rest mu) Oomfort Ten thousand testimonials of eons.   Try it r«/(iv.   Sold Ur
 •<• ui vutixh     n> 11 utinv.    POIil   Dy
all drunrUU and shoe stores for 29a Bent
bv mail for *iV in stamps. Trial pai knee
K'KKE.     AddreM Allen S.   Olmsted,   Le
The government paid f*J,0(io foi Ute
Miict ami right of manufacture ot llio
Whitehead torpedo.
BX\rt   tt.-at   it**.  S   U«f   Ot   IT.    Kllll-*'-   til.'HI
aVi-tvi aeatonr. H-nJ tor fhkk •■t.uo u-ui
'•••lU.-a-iiii-Y..- ->.   Mi-  K, 11. H1XM, UU., UO
At— !trvel, l*lill*.l«-l|'lila. IV
e ten lighthouse lo evwy ll miles
t in Kiif-hin.l. to ,v, iv 34 m ln>
n.i io ! very HO mile* In IScoUafid.
A merlon 101 Taller Thitn Any utiior
Hfu-f uf Civilised Hon.
Tho Vimkee i*» the tallfflt of civilised
men. In Europe the Scandinavian Is the
only one tlmt approaches liim iu average
lic'jfiit, snys the lies Moines Leader. Kven
tho Englishman Is n hull inch shorter,
nml tho German n tilllo more thnn an
inch. Tlm average American volunteer
stands ."> feet 7J inches iu his stocking
foot, whereas the S|nnish Boldler averages
nearly two inches shorter. Tho American
te lo [iniiiul- heavier thuu liis antagonist)
ami Ids chest expansion te markedly
greater. During tho civil wnr the biggest mon came from Kentucky, averaging
n tilllo mor .*> feel BJ Inches. Close behind
wai Kansas, with Mlnnesdta. Missouri,
California nml Kevadn following iu the
order given. Tlio men from all theso
states averaged S feot H Inches, Maine.
iiliinii-. ami Michigan fell two-tenths nf
an inch below that mark, and next came
Ohio mnl Pennsylvania. Massachusetts
ami Connecticut woro at tho fool of tlio
lint, tho volunteers from the latter stato-.
nvcragiug only r» feot til inches.
1 Pour-fifths of the people in London never enter a place of worship.
The number of churches in Chicago has
grown from 1157 in 1870 t» 033.
Among the school teachers of Spain 21,*
linn mo mon nnd )4.<J0U women.
The   bishop   of   Oxford   bus   boon   dr-
nounelng Sunday boating and bioyellng.
In England til!' breweries woro closed
during tlie year.   Nearly all of those wero
small houses of 1)10 home-brewed class.
Although Ireland 1ms been described as
one great farm, only •'in of the h:,.",.", school
houses have gnrdens lUtnt-licii to them.
A hairdresser »nys that an old silk
bnndkerchlef is mueh better to uso in
stroking tho liaii- night and morning than
a brush.
The salary pf a lieutenant colonel in the
United states army is £4000, of a brigadier general fiSfiOO, and of a major general 17600.
Henri Rochefort has employed his
prison leisure In writing a preface for
the edition of l.a Font nine's fables. Tbe
clever draughtsman, Caron d'Acbe, is
.Mrs. ti. s. Willard, wife of tho En-
niiHh actor, is bringing nut nor tlrst effort lu the ilno of serious Bctlon. It is
n story dealing with the social life of
the .lows in Russia nnd Is called "A
Sou of Israel."
Before "Qno Vmlls" was written Slen-
kiowlcz was supposed to have made
fn00,000 by his pen. As that hook has
sold into tho hundreds of thousands,
nftor rtiuiiiti-; as u serial, ho must Iw .1
good many thousands of dollars richer
Mrs. Wlggln's vivacious story. "Tend*
ope's i'rogress," will bo published
shortly, and as it relates wholly to Scotland It Is to lio hound In Scotch plaid.
Houghtou, Mlttlln & Co.. In order to procure precisely tbe pinld wblcb seemed
n.ost fitting, havo had It made especially for this book at a factory iu filas-
Frank Stockton's Interesting "I'lrotM
nf the American Coast." which is now
running ln St. Nicholas, will, nftor its
course as a serial, be Issued by tbe Mac-
inlllnu company under tbe title of
"Buccaneers and Pirates of Our
Coasts." Tlie same publishers announce for publication In tbe near future "Tbo Loves of tho Lady Arabella,"
nn eighteenth century story by Molly
Billot Seawell.
At last thoro Is some likelihood of
Balzac's statue, executed by Rodin, being erected, the site chosen Ih-Iih: tbe
Place du Pulnls Royal. Why tbe delay
hns boon so great no one seems to
know, hut lt must ho admitted that the
protests nnd complaints of tbe Soclete
dos Gens do Lettres have not been
without grounds, However, tho work
Is now finished, nnd represents Bnlzno
draped in his celebrated robe do cbatu*
bro; nud, though tbo sculptor bus not
reproduced the features from nny of
tho numerous portraits that have Iwvu
published of tho grout novelist, It Is
viewed with great favor by many uf his
Cur.* for Consumption hoi
fl    a -•'- n.t    ti,   ni. -Wm.    11.    Met
:  -'■      PI ■■' la    S. p|    |J,  1SB,
Iodine i- r crude alkaline matter, pr
>e<l by the combustion ol seaweed.
1 Su!-* cf Ohio. Citj- of Teteio. LucaJ Co., s».
Fi-rwik J. Ch*tity m»k<* oath lhat he m itw
1 -wnlur r*rt**a«r of tbe Orm ef F. J. Cheney ft
■ Co., <1oir.|* IwilneM In the Cltr of Toledo, Cuun-
: ir «J*.J BUti afore***Id, un! ihst *alJ Arm will
1*7 the furn cf ONE  BUXDR8D   IjOLLAUS
i fur each an i  every case of Catarrh  that  can
not \t curt-i ty tht us*- cf Hall'* Catarrh Cur*.
Fwcrn aivi f-ut.--cr,t>e] to before me and sut1-
•crltf-d  In   rr.y   [.rwence.   this  Cih  day of   D*J*
, cetnter, A.   D.   UM. A-   W.   G LEA SON,
;    iSafai) Kotory Puhllc.
j    Kill's Catarrh C-jre 1* laK-'n internally, and
I act* directly tm the blood and mucous Fur'acr-a
1 cf the rr-wm.    Send for testimonial!), free.
!    T. J. CHENEY <V CO., TvtttiO, O.
I    gol-l by --Jru-fsists, TJc.
j    HaJI a Fjur.il>* Pills are the l-#t.
There 1
fan. ri
le in tonii't nnmlte
• ehi
kcllCTedof Periodic Pain and Backache.
"Beforo using Lydla K. Plnkham's
Vegetable Compound, my health was
being gradually undermined. I Buffered untold agony from painful menstruation, backache, pain on top of ray
head, and ovariun trouble. Thc compound entirely cured me.—Mns.
G&onoiK Wash, 023 Bank .St., Cincinnati, O.
" For years I had suffered with painful menstruation every month. One
day a little book of Mrs. i'inkhnin's
waa thrown into my house, and I
sat right down and read It I then
got some of Lydia ti. Plnkham's Vegetable Compound and Liver Pills. 1
can heartily say that to-dny I feci liko
anew woman; my monthly Buffering
Is a thing of thc past. I shall always
praise tho Vegetable Compound for
what it has done for mc—Mas. Maii*
oaiikt Amuciisos, 303 Lisbon St.,
Lewis ton, Me.
"Lydia E. Plnkham's Vegetable Compound has cured mo of puinful menstruation and backache. I'he agony
I suffered during menstruation nearly
drove me wild. Now this is all over,
thanks toMrs. Plnkham's medioine and
advice."—Mas. CtiutiK V. Williams,
South Mills, N.C.
The great volumo of testimony
proves conclusively thut Lydia ti-
Plnkham's Vegetable Compound Is a
safe, suro, and almost infullihlo remedy In casesof irregularity, suppressed)
excessivu, or painful monthly period*
I*,  wnrd Grieg at   Homo.
Edward Grieg, the distinguished Norwegian composer, ns bit* name suggests, claims kinship with the northern
iKirtluu of the United Kingdom. Over
n century ago bis great-grandfather
loft Fraserburgh, settled In Norway,
and changed his name of Qrelg to
Griog. Tho eminent pianist ims boon
dotorrod from visiting Rcotland ns frequently us bo should liko, from (ho
aversion ho bus to the sou. Ilo on ni
ti) bolus tbo worst of snllors, and wilt
novor forgot, ho tolls, the night of horrors he once endured lo crossing from
Bergen to Aberdeen. Grieg's Norwegian homo Is situated u few milts
from Bergen; Troldbong, or thu
"Witches' Hillock," he bus named it.
Over the entrance to thc house, whioh
Is surrounded by heather knolls and
birch plantations, and overhanging one
of tho numerous lakes in the district,
are painted the words, "Kdwnrd Grieg
wishes to be left alone till 3 o'clock."
A cons Id era hie portion of Ute work Is
ncoompllshed In a little building, fined
up with the scores of Wagner, a piano
and his favorite books.—Loudon Times.
Sea of Petroleum   Down There.
It Is believed by oil experts thnt West
Virginia Is underlaid by a son of petroleum. Tho output of white sand oil
for 1807 amounted to over 18,000,000
Worms In a Must.
A strange Item lu tho Bishop Burton
Church accounts for last year Is: "To
killing WOltnfl In the bust of John Wesley, io shillings,"
The further u country womnn Is coiu-
poiled to hi-iiiK eggs, the mnro shs
wants for thorn when «ho arrives lo
Both the method ami results when
Syrup of Figs ts taken; it is pleaaant
ami refreshing to the taste, and arts
gently yet promptly on the Kidneys,
Liver ami Bowels, cleanses the *yp-
U.'m effectually, dispels colds, headaches and fevers and cures habitual
constipation. Syrup of Pigs is the
only remedy of its kind ever pro-
duccd, pleasing to the taste and acceptable to tlie stomacb, prompt in
its action and truly beneficial in its
effect*-, prepared only from the most
healthy and agreeable substances, its
many excellent qualities commend it
to all and have made it the most
popular remedy known.
Syrup of Figs is for sale in 50
cent bottles hy all leading druggists, Any reliable drugglBt who
may not have it on hand will procure it promptly for anyone who
wishes to try it- Do not accept any
..   st. hmkisco. on,
tOutsmu, te. sew tost. *..r.
HIE flllT    IOW Mini
But Reputation.
Beit Paint for Dealer or Consumer.
Color Cud. Soil Free.
Cleveland OilS Paint Mfg. Co.,
li It Wr«i|?
Gel It RlfhL
    Keep lt Rlfhr.
■••f«-a>U...!.<n.»..,<IU.o!a Tkra.
.SM wttl MS. /.u teal yrnt*. t*\ II tmm
rmt 4roffart m Mr vho)ea»l. drug h.ma, at
tarn kM * l.lmn Druj 0», ■Mai*.
N. V I . r************************* Call anti see us.
I     LOCAL   NOTES     it
Eastern Prices
Picked Up About thc City  by Asking
Questions of Many  People.
Next Sunday is Easter,
Fernie is building 3000 ftet of side-
See Model Vapor bath nt North Star
A full line of maga-diies at Crossley's
Hook Store,
Mrs.G.H. Miner has openeil dress
making pailors at hor residence,
Easier services will be held In the
Church nf England Sunday morning at
it o'clock.
Insure against accidents ami typold
fever. McViltie & Hutchison.
W, T. Kaake has ti fine flag flying
from the Commercial hold.
Good, bettor, beat, 15 loaves for $l,oa
at tho North Star Bakery,
The Mclnnes block is beiug painted,
l'iopcr & Ctirrio have lhe contract.
Do you cujov an easy shave*1 See
Wm. DeVol at lhe Crailbrook hotel.
Regular services were held at the
Church of England Sunday by Kev.
Howard's celebrated haul water toilet
soap at Toronto Clothing house. Call
and yot a free sample cake.
W. S, Keay will move the customs
ollice lo Iho depot building, whero lit
will have his headquarters in lhe Inline.
Andrew Neldlg, nf the City bakery, of«
Fort Steele, and Mrs. Maud Woodlliul
were united iu marriage at Fort Sleele
on the 21st.
I still have some lots more of the
Scotch Thauy suiting left, Call ami see
Ihem, John Leask,
The London ft Liverpool company
are building a warehouse in thereat of
the bowling alley for the sab: of grain
and produce.
Arrangements are being made for the
organlzatijn of an I. U. O. F, lodge in
this city, The preliuiinar> meeting will
be held some time next week.
O. W. Grlinmet, the jeweler, has nu
announcement In this paper. He expects lo have his stock ready by April
rj, and will be located in the new
building west ofthe Cranbrook hotel.
Now is the lime to insure against typhoid and mountain fever; $3.00 a year,
$15 (xi a week Indemnity; also against
accidents connected wilh railway nud
stage. Write for particulars to M. A.
lleale, Fort Steele. II. C.
A. Moffat, the coroner, had bis first
case in tbe murder tbat occurred Monday night. The manner in which be
handled the affair was more like a veteran in the business than n new band,
and those connected wilh the investiga-
• tion were impressed with the fact that
he thoroughly understood his work,
T. T. Richards, for nearly two years
connected with the construction department of tbe Crows Nest I'ass rond, has
leased the East Kootenay hotel and
taken charge. The hotel has been renovated and repainted and will be refurnished, making it one of the cosiest
places in the cily. Mr. Richards is
well and favorably known and will do a
good business.
R. L. T. Galbraith returned from the
coast Monday evening and left Tuesday
morning for Fort Steele. Mr. Galbraith
said that the money had been appropriated for the bridge ncross the Salmon
beds below Windermere which would he
a grent benefit to that portion of the
country. Mr. Galbraith, who has interested other parties with him in tbe
townsite of Windermere, says that the
townsite will he surveyed and placed on
the market this season.
Bargains lor Sale.
McVittie -Si Hutchison hnve for sale:
Houso, stable and lot, cheap fur cash.
First class   baker's business on easy
Restaurant near the railway station.
(iin)il Morning 1
Have   you   used   Goldsworlh's   Tea?
Every package guaranteed.
Fernie a Preventive Station.
Orders have been received hy W. S.
Keay, the local customs officer, to arrange for opening au office at Ferine,
which he will visit about once a week
fur thc accommodation of the merchants
of that town,
Hello, There!
Have   you   used   Goldsworlh's  Tea ?
Every package guaranteed.
FoRT Stkki.k Mrrcantiu-; Co.
New Hardware Store.
A. F. Grady, of Macleod, who Is interested in the London it Liverpool company in this city, lias decided to engage
in the hardware business in Craubrook,
nnd will occupy one nf the rooms iu the
now building thai is being elected at
the corner of Maker street nnd Van
Home avenue. He expects to open his
stock by April 15.
Hill, the Clothier,
Has moved into bis new store next to
the Cosmopolitan hotel, and ts opening
a fine stock of goods, Suits, $3,75 mid
up. American shoes made at Rochester
N. Y., latest styles lu men's calf and
dougoln. Mens'shirts, fi.oo. Sec his
stock.   His prices are rockbottom.
Four miners at the North Star mine
at once.
Noil McLeod Currati, Manager,
R, S. McNeil, Prop'r.
I hnve just completed a large brick
oven and am now prepared lo furnish
Iho best of bread. I will deliver regularly throughout lhe town, and   forward
bread to any point on the line of road.
B.   C.
Clothing House,
m^p.;vm.(?.^m$.;*..--. .*..
Lull* of Uudson Bay Go,
Will llllil.*''.
Late otC, !'■ it stores,
Win nl pen.
Grand opening the Up to date store
Our stock is complete with stnplcs, novelties ami styles nl juices niitienrd of
before in Kast Kootenny. .Money lust cull be saved by purchasing your clothing
from tlie II. C. Clothing aii'l Gents' l'lirnisliing house. We will sell nt small profits for quick returns, thus getting our name before you for quality and cheapness.
We ulltst nil spend money, but in doing so we should see where we call Itei the
largest parcel for the least cash. We will guarantee to give it. Cash enables us lo
sell cheap, but Credit dou't.   Vou will he repaid by visiting us.   We have the
largest slock of Clothing, Cents' b'l'tnishing.s, llatu, Caps, Hoots. Shoes ond Child-
ren s Qoods west of Wldnipcg ami east of Vancouver, ami all up-tu-tlnie styles.
t*a*£wa Cnfo And for tlle opening month we will give you special induce
1 Tee rare menl8 by allowing your Train I'nre nu way of jo miles, or one
way by Stage of 12 miles for a parcel of $15 or over, ami re-
turn fare for a parcel of £25 or over. Strict attention given to our mall oilier ile
partuietlt. Keep your eye oil our windows. The following will give you all idea
of some of our prices :
MENS' SUITS, latest styles, ranging from $7.50 to
HENS SUriMER COATS, in linen, alapaca and imitation 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
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 $1.95 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
We especially invite the Indie) to call.   We hnve many things in novelty
goods for them to choose from, and more on the road.
Perdue Block ** *?* «*
Opp. Bank of Commerce
 Cranbrook, B. C.
Ttsttsn-rCRANBROOK, B. C.
.Wholesale and Retail Dealers In
General Merchandise.
(*}*■• *>*>•***■••
T. A. Creighton,
The Grocer.
Have you seen his stock ?   It includes the best of everything,
fresh and up to date.
Notions, Furnishings, etc.
Fruit, Fish and Oysters.
The housewife and the bachelor should deal wilh him,   It will pay ihem.
The Purity 0f our druKs and chemicals   ('
Thp irrumrv With which our prescrip-   \
1 lie rvtayWUi a\*y tionsare prepared, and      (
Tha Q+ahllifv 0f a" our preparations, <
1 lie aidUllliy combined with fair deal- <
ing, are the sterling qualities on which wcare <
building an honest business. <
ISSSa Post Office Drug Store, I
R. E. BEATTIE, Prop'r. '
New Stationery
I carry a complete line of
Also a circulntinu library.   Good read.
* ti J4 for little motley.
Try Our 5c Cigars.   Jt.*
(i|i|insiir Cranbrook hotel.
Commission and
Insurance Agent.
British Columbia
McVittie & Hutchison,
—Dealers 1st-
Mines ™<*
Real Estate,
Mines nnd lands surveyed.       Insurance
CRANBROOK, • British Colutr.bja;
f D A lVRDnni^ ,s the divisional point of the Crows
WIVrVl^DIWWIV Nest Pass Railroad.
Cff\ flht#flflk'  Has a ,0=s':a-* round house, large machine
VI CH1UI -U-UIV shops, expensive railroad buildings and extensive railroad yards.
Cranbrook ,s the natural and commercial center of South East
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
Cranbrook offers the best field today for business men, builders, contractors,
manufacturers and investors.
For further information, maps and prices of lots, apply to
B. C. LAND INVESTHENT, AGENCY,      C. P. R. Land Commissioner,
V. HYDE BAKER, Local Agent,
The Cranbrook
Lumber Co.
Saw and Planing Mills
 ATJ<   KINfcS   OF-
I Rough and
Dressed Lumber, f
Dimension Lumber,
Shingles and
This is the name of the new
town at the foot of Moyie
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 depot buildings.
For prices and terms see
Townsite Agent.
Look Out
For the Cars!
...They are bringing us daily
such things as...
Fine Canned Goods,
Neck Ties, Shoes, j*|*£*«   .
Liquors, Hay, Oats, etc.
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.
Store S s
Q. H. niNER, Prop.
Hnve advanced 65c per keg.
GIhss over 30 per cent, Oils,
Piiiiits, Ktc, in proportion.
Our Prices Remain
the Same	
While the present stock last.
A lnrge stock of Stoves nml
Geucrnl Hardware on h md.
Tiiisuiithing in connection,
All work promptly executed.
M. Mclnnes g Co.
Wholesale and Retail...
Fernie, Wardner,
Fort Steele,
• »■••©  (•;.>
R. (i. SHIER, Prop.
Mr Shift* has purchased
the Venotta hotel and com*
hlnvd it with the Interna-
tiniiul, iinil now halt lhe
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