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Cranbrook Herald Mar 29, 1898

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VOLl'MK   1.
Her Picturesque Location, Surroundings
and Future Prospects.
Fertile Mountain Park.Su rounded
by Buggi d Poiiku To- mlng
With Miuurnl Woalth.
ir a man alioutd traverse a I nf i-.i-t Kootoi
rruin tha iionh ta tlio suulli, and frum tlie i
to iho vest, in search ot tlio best location f.ir a i
townslte a placo to which Ui^ro couil bono
...   furl   Dial Would In- I
"i'''-;;* w.i>  ii" hi imi ju.t ..in).una I
1  ' to mnny ut*
»awiniiini* ovory j
good (nature tlinl h consiiicn-il ronulsllo for a I
only nm'.   'I in r
(rnetlva row
juinii townalt
ii located
i ho first Impression < n
from tin- woodcUi
nntnro hi i Intend
a great city.   ,\ i,>. iri.,
laiiiin onotiKli In fcire nni|
ryi'iiih  i oversea" bj
■troiiiM «iili a \\ id nf;
water, nn l having two innitnliloa-i
ing springs. scmlliM fl|r ii u vol
largeunou^li tom-inly u mu'in-l-*
tlfill grove In Ui" roiater, .'ml a f
pines, monireln ol the mountain
edBOS, nud llm ymi havo n li -i>
gniudesl ilie untiii unci .n-.i.-.i
ofaUrgo |wimlaoo nnd Un seal
fcrlia-uftinoi i,- ith-. m,,i^,,1
In all I tiu-.ii •
irondorf ul cllin
.tonii'ii-iiiij i.t,.... t:ti ■;.:,. i, ii,,. brmeiof'tlii
Kootenai v»llt% treo from iiiarsliy groumls oi
stagnant water, with nn niutntloof iho impio
medium,i! km ■ • iwnaiilileatliconic*
•miy io llioimi i u   mo ...■>■    llilsmucli for
tho[iliyslonl fciitiin-a u i ntnm ok,mhlcliar	
snoli ti nature tlmi ■ i mnn would hesl ,-itu local.
Ing in-rc. iirovlilm ,i in liiun-n Hi i . ttier conill-
tn.in an tevonUifo,
Cranbrook  ia d Center
Tut.o a ni4|i..r i   illiTOil Knnlcnry   Uilivnul
tairttor* that nmli i iin di n ii>*.im n ot ihoiui-n
w|i| lhat on which Cranbro k
lives ns ho ctnerg s
Irj .'ii i uh.'i slilo, Is Unit
tlio bulMliigof
• > nores, nndii'
i ige tor siiiillii-
clear mi .in
sot tlwliesl of
't. novel free*
ilntiiPot water
'iiit nothofoiim
r- famed for n-
« lir.i
Kl liking tha Ki
lend, cool, ill, mi
 rlhiitiin > i.i
Il illilal Ui>- t wi
I tliogo-igraidm il
ii ion of iho in.i ..
dioixtlnl thnt i.i ■
from noiili tosouih
or i-ast to ffrsi th
iHllyiml I in Iii- .,
■ ail.
It. ll.
of tin
•  f i :  ■ a [Nil   L-i   in ■
Is looited un t ic in.1 n: n iof lb < row's Not
Cass i » lro.nl  down   n miltno i
i ai * tcrnl n- ;r 11 Hi   f  n |ki| iii uf ih ■ n
]•» tin i-.,i-.i I. imi nt'1-.t ne e*wrlly bo
UlOSvlltuI til . I    I .III ICUl   K.I..I-
■in)     ll la Uie :■...■ selected i> a
VotOOf all th I   I . :. mi.-.-il ll
111 t au >■ town th .; wjuIiI be r ti   ii onl tu I ho
nu denti uf n.i   si    ■- ■>■ <t - tlli'iucuts,
A.s d Oon lal IV. nt.
boontol ns ulthhi .„-.>- leneliofcvery
town in ilia tl* i , i no ii ■■ ;, - njnys n [iros
iltta Hint |)lHe ■ ui i.iul mi nviil mid dives
lier an AjIviiii :i b ..- .. ci nriierc.nl |<oini unequalled by an*, o:   i ■ il in mil Ivooteuay. to
tliononh.sn   ii • . ■   ■'■! "-.-I
ir ly ile
■    f   li-ii-r-
I traj  Willi
I.I RllltllOttR
■ oc owary
as n result
onlj tow i i ■'     imn
tuwn Hint li .'Ki n to    i
i Hor/,   Wt'll li i    .
iiii-n.i-at.oii li   i.i   ...    .i
pror) |. w.i. ii i.-..in, in i
■<• tl in. tow i
UtiLlti ptittil'M in El ■■■* ill
lo Mil snoli a inu     I   *
n cod hy kc- ii  ■   itn-si i
men* trill li"  - ill   i.i   ranuie no-ise-i
ready for bullae* .»- ■-. i-      buildings can
bo erected ami Un -     ■ :.
As a Railway Head [uarters.
When ih" 1'ormnn nt rtirvrj or the Crow's
Nost Cass rond hid let-u madci nubrook wm
selected nt onoo os i ■ *.o nl in Jqiiarters for
tliTnad. His m ,- - : ill a*f..-.in as tlio mad
la In operation, nl I ■ o In Jul) orAugusti
a largo foroa ••. men win mak-* t..■ *tr homes In
tills town, a4 Un- oh 1 i -nal beadi| mn tars nir-
IIII Willi  t ll 11 Hdimeol of shops and all
iiai gors w ih ih. in
'llioC. P, it hn- phpn i onl as Us policy in
tipplligltoiiihonmli mrin) llwt It proi»scil to
tnko care n( tlio bnsin .n-fibis terrllory, and
wonld build brancln . win ■>■ i rrlliey wero found
Ilia first on*' i" '
llio In *.iii -ss h ita I
run, Is (ha one fr in
and   Milll.au  it..
through tho »t   Mn
slnoo tlio grado n
nre UlO only (WO b)
mining coiiiii y a in
In: a [lie nt us rn
Cranbrook nl tin1 |m
ntnl mil glvo lu'i du
with n rich imnlug
will add very mu in
r ih.' ri'.isontliat
is trail h fan l<e
to tne North Star
ar.- [wo routes
un urofenslblo,
.. .a .and they
i   ;.. don Of tin'
\ ,,t by bit Id*
...9.1 ihlsp'acos
i, iiM]>oriant I no
urindun facu s
i ins In t will in-
i |; 1 (own. IIN ll
As r\ Mining Center,
muli .ut
of good
HI' llllllllllj
  Will- ll
•di nf llio
eail or llm river, nre a oomparntlvoly short dis*
t'iiicc away, and fluxing material is right ut
As a Residential Town
1 ho many advantages enjoyed by Oranbrjok
ns n iu uhi-i, comnieraittl und railway acntor wi I
naturally create nn unusual itemnuil for rcslden*
Hal lots, in laying out the townslte-this tact
wns taken into con-.l<lerai|OQ hy tlioownorsot
thr property, uud iho most attractive portion ot
tbe town hat been laid out Into flve*aora tracts
fur inum's. witli ready ooinmuiilcalloii to any
point of the iiisirict, telegraph and telephone
linos, electric lights and waterworks, on h site
r.ir beauty nnd nealtlifulnoss uneqtiulled in Kant
Kootenay, cranbrook In destined to become the
iiijnf beautiful homos. No oilier town odors
tlieadrantngos for tbe builders or homes tbut
Cranbrook does, and uo other town in Kust Kootenay win have as many lino residences ns;wlll
i runbrook next fail.
Cranbrook as a Place to Invest.
Any rcasonnblo man who is nonslderlng the
question of Investing in nny of tho towns of
honiiicasi Kootenay, must necessarily bo im-
|'i''-M'l with Hi' mnny advantages enjoyed by
Cranbrook. There li not a town In Canada toils) (hut oirers tho field for Investment that
' mubrook does, It docs not mutter in what
foi in ono desires to make tho Investment, in
eltlior town lota or business, ho Is sure of quick
ami profitable returns To the nu reliant nu unusually good oppoitunlty is presented to cngago
ui business, Cranbrook is go'iii. to grow, and
wimi is more, it will grow rapidly. Thomflr-
cliautsln tbo various lines or buslnesi who aro
th liril in tlie Held will enjoy un nilvantago thnt
enn nol bo estimated, At iho present time thero
nre largo forces o( men engaged in work on the
railroad grade both eft it trail west or town. In
averj short timo many more men will be em*
ployrd right iu cranbrook In the laying of truck,
building repair slio-is, a rouudlimine, depot, seo-
tfonliouse, sldctrnoks, waiei-t.uiks, etc, so that
iii.- population will rapidly Increase from this
time on, No ono can miss It i>y ongfttdng in
business here. There will bu money lu It, uml
Ijuod money al that.
The Future of Cranbrook.
Tin- futureo( Cranbrook isuoUdlfllduttproblem, it stands today ai the prluolpal point on
(he Crows' Nest Cass roan, and its fortunate local mn win give ii a commercial supremacy uno-
qunllod in Kast Kootenay. Although it bus been
on ii.i' market oi ly u few week*, it is tho most
talked iiliinit town in this whole territory, and
already I tiers of Inquiry nro being roceived hy
Mr. linker, the local ugcut, from all t mis or can-
u.ia nnd ihe United Htato*. (if curse, being
(lis oibcial town of Ihe C, l\ it., uud having as
us eastern representative .Mr. i. a. Hamilton,
land commissioner for tne n, c, it. at Winnipeg,
Manitoba, tbo iioopli nppreolnie that the town
wiii! such influences baak or n must uecossnrlly
a tin- Im [-or Innl |Hilnt,nnd Itieonscquoucohnvo
great I ten si in (lie Interests ns they exist
Cranhroott will lu n lively city bofore the rail-
nail reaches lure, which will he sometime in
uguil or September, und from that Urn • on uo
ow i in Kast Kootenay will bo ablo t» keep up
-ub her growth.
Pays the C. P. R. Divisional Point a
Flying Visit.
A Little Data Thnt Shows Cran-
brook's Central Location.
Por fivir ilnt it may lie doubted when llio
rniosU n of ' ranbrwk's eentrnl Incntion Is pro
 ti'ii. tlio following n piros areglvoui
Towns -
laiiluiMik lo Kant Stools  ll
U'u.-a -ji
Mlss'ou  15
Wild Hor,e is
No til Mar J.l
Siranicn n
Moyie CHy «■.
Koolcuny Like ni
Warduer  lo   Swansea, 000 mi-st
ass Hi
Wnrdner to .Moyie, uno must pass
To gi
from Swansea to 1'orl Steele, one must
To go from
iss through Cranbrook,
'i'o no from Fori thoclo to .Moyie one must pass
through Cranbrook.
To ;;o frum Mnylo Lake (toluts to the Mission, ono must pass through Craubrook.
io pi from i;<-liner's I'orry to Pott Merle one
must pass through Cranbrook.
to go from l-'ori Steele tn Kusknnoosk, ono
■i-.ii.st pass tlirou^ii Craubrook.
To go from .Moj to Lake to Wasa, one mu ^ |>ass
through Cranbrook,
To go from KootCUny or  Moyie lakes to Wild
Horse, mn' iuust|iasj ihrough Cranbrook.
i o no from i-t. bteclo or Warduer to the st. ru
n> no, i.ake Shorn. I'ahuer liar, IMoylo ami many
other promlnout mining camps, one must pass
through Cfnnbrook.
Thus it can easily be seen (hat Cranbrook oom*
mainis a central position, mnl ujion the compto-
Him of Hie railroad «iii hone natural point for
all people to tn >eii oilier localities in tlio district.
Pataa Work f .r Bridge Rt Wardner
To Be Followed by an Iroa
There is a vast dlffrnues M
ceil'er aud a lUllllu - . ami'- Thn
east Koiilenay Hi-1 ■• «   I bo a
miningonm b, bm lie re can !•■■
center, mid Hint towu will uotlio
(lie various mining eampi "■"
reached, and wluro tne iinte»i
distrlet can uo fouml.   rimt v ae • wdi bo l ran-
brook,  a brief glance nt tho relative loentloiis
of the various mlii iui uwrh-is mil craimrooK
will de slrale Hie (,i-l thai there ran bootliy
onocenlmti'Olut |iiil.|itlHtrie:,nniltbnl iwini
Is Clranbronk. Too m. Bugeno group is In Ilia
WCBt, Hie l-erty ITeek plllCeiS to HlO IVOSl lliillh-
west. nu'N'.i.Hi >tir I SiiMmn groups to llio
northwest, (ho Wins uroup to tlio northeast,
tho Wild Horso group '°ll'1'r:isl :""1 norVWM7
Iho Dibble group I" the east and soiKliotist, and
tlio hull Klvor gri upt&thesoulli sontlieasti and
what Is more, i ranbtook Is the unly lown in tun
region that Is convenient to nil llieso dlsirlets.
As a result, tho man dcnlluslu hast Kootenay
mines, or Interested In tho development or mm*
Ingproporlyi the prospector who would come
to Bust Kooieiiay lo begin opernlionsj tie investor who wonl l deslro to look for properties-
nil would naturally com" to Crnnurookai tno
moat con voiilcnl point r."" "Il,lh t0 tcae" iUl>'
of tho mlufng districts of sontlirnsi Kootenny.
This fact ul.-ne will add n good innuV hundred
people to the population of Hi s town wlllilu
the next twelve in hi1 Im.
A Great Smelting Point.
nn tlm northwest side of llio railway lm-, bo*
rond tha llio lalroted by ""'«'■ '*• *• ™r„Vlfl
ruuiidlioits-jnud shops, and near llio foothills, is
the place where the smelter will be located.
Nature has provided nbtindantly furihoostab-
Uahinentof siiolittnliitlustryiitllilBpohit There
ts ample fai lllttea for Boourlng nn imllinltod sup-
Ply of wnter, nml there H timber sidlloiont to
meet all ruiiulreiiieuu tor years i-i i-onu'. As io
means of supply for the smelter, already there
nro mines within u few miles of Cranbrook, and
*m the lino of the railway, thai nro .lev. loped to
n stage whoro their product would be .sitiiicient
to keep one imolter busy. Th >w nro othor
niinos within a radius of only a few miles about
Cmtibrook that will lie shippers In twelve
months, and froth nil or theso mines thero Is a
down-hiii i»uii to Cranbrook. The coal fneilltloa
They are Right in Cranbrook's
Suburbs, Too.
Tiik IIkkald is nut saying much as
yet nbout the mining prospects surrounding Cranbrook, nml will not, excepting
in n general wny, until it can ilo so kttow-
Ingly, ami with the knowledge thnt when
It makes .statements on iis own account
those sft-Ut'K such Investments mny go
to the propertied referred to and find lhat
the showings will coincide with liic rep*
ri'sciitntions made by this paper.
It appears that there arc numerous undeveloped claims iu the near vicinity of
Cranbrook easily reached by wagon nods
ond trails that may prove worthy of Investigation  even  as "grass-root  pros-
peels,"   their very  near   proximity  to
rail toad transports tion tending to reuder
them good properties with only a medium grade of ore.
The l'n> master ami Bimetallic are two
prospects but $*_ miles from Cranbrook
mid, so to speak, on (be railroad,   Thuy
belong to Messr.-i. Pipe.- & Hail, ami Ihe
formergeutlem.il) informs Tin; IlKitAM)
lhat u short.open cut shows a ledge which
at the start  wan 23 inches in width, but
is in w 154 inches in the bottom ot the cut.
Assays fiom n specimen gave $36 in gold
and 26 per cent, copper, nud represents
in general appearance the famous I.e Koi
Work will be resumed 011 this property
In a short time, and if conditions should
continue to prove satisfactory, a tunnel
will he started on the lead, it being estimated that a depth of 450 feet can be
obtained with a 2co foot drift. The walls
shown thin stteak of talc 011 each at
A few of the other promising properties in Ibis vicinity are the Love group,
gold, copper and silver; Mr. Prozer'8
Union Jack and Tumwatcr claims, gold,
copper and silver; Hamilton Brothers'
galena claim, and ihe (Juaiii and others
claims 011 Nigger creek, lo say nothing ' headquarters at Moyie.
of the numerous properties  adjoinlug     _+, S, Armstrong, ou Utile Moyie river
I Palmer creek. | headquarters at Moyie.
R. l'owlor at Goal River summit.
C. N. P. acliuc Chief Engineer Macleod
stopped at Ctaubrook last Tuesday evening, on a trip over the Hue of making
au inspection of the work so far ns completed.
In search of information. Tin- Him-
ai.d news gutherer sought an interview
with the gentleman, and was speedily
and courteously granted the request.
Upon receiving the reporter Mr. McI.eod
stated that he hnd beeu spending a portion of the evening reading Thk Hku-
AI.U, and complimented the publishers
upon the production of so creditable a
sheet, ami when asked for a brief statement of the progress of construction
work on the Crows Nest Pass Railway
he replied that it appeared to him that
little if anything remained for him to
sny, as he saw Tiik Hkrai.d already had
it quite thoroughly outlined, aud as
nearly correct, probably, as it was possible to get it.
The all-absorbing question here being
1 to the time that the railroad will reach
Cranbrook,   location of shops, etc.. Mr.
Mel.cod was iuteitogalcd first on those
Cranbrook in August.
Mr. Macleod, iu answer to the first inquiry said that the work was well in baud
all along the Hue, especially east of here,
au 1 that it wus his opinion lhat the road
would reach Cranbrook by the mouth of
August. The road at present was completed to Crows Nest luke, near tlie summit of ihe pass. Tne main Hue track-
master recently arrive at that point and
truck laying from there 011 will henceforth be vigorously pushed at all points
in condition for the work.
Cranbrook Shops,
As lo the location of simps nt this
place Mr. Macleod said that he eould
give no particulars further than that it
wns a certainty that a run ltd* house, repair simps, and buildings uaitally located
at n railway divisional point would here
be constructed. As to thar magnitude
lie could nol say, their construction not
being connected with his depnrtuteut.
Knowing that unless provision was
made for crosslugthe Kootenay at Word*
ner before high water season, Mr. l\lc
Lead wus nsked how thut problem was
to l-e solved, as it would be impossible
(0 get the matei Eal in place for the bridge
designed there to be erected in time l'i
put 111 pl.ice before ihe river becomes a
raging torrent. In reply to (bla tin.* gentleman stateil that tin re would be a temporary bridge of "falsework" composed
of limber, nil nlnimlaine of whioh is to
be had near nt bund. This bridge will
be used until the waters subside, when
it will be replaced by nu iron struc ure
now being made iu Monti cal for that
purpose. -
lt is now plainly apparent that from
uow on the construction wotk will be
pmhed wilh renewed vigor, nothing interfering unless it should be exceptionally cold and stormy weather, of which
dining the past few days the country
hereabouts bus been -having a slight
Contractors and Engineers.
Division Engineer Pratt, whose headquarters are at Craubrook, iu the C. P
R. building, has kindly furnished Thu
llHRAi.n reportir wilh the following
data concerning the contractors working
weit of here, the number of men employed, etc.:
W. II.Armstrong has the contract from
the upper end of Moyie lake to Goat
River handing with the exception of six
miles at Goat River suium it, which is held
by the veteran, K. Murphy. The work
is being done by "sttbfl," os hereafter
The tunnel at Movie bike is being excavated by Cowan 8c Co , who have it
coil tract at Moyie lake. The tunnel will
be 450 feet long when completed, nbout
50 feet of which is now done. Sixty men
are employed 111 tbnt camp
Prom the tunnel to Moyie City, t-'xx
miles, is under contract to Melteth ..V l'e-
lers, who are working 120 men.
Prom Moyie City lo the end of the lake
Mr. Hnskins, who has just commenced
operations there, is working 16 men. Mr.
Raskins recently came to that section
from Goat River Lauding, where he had
been at work on another sub-contract.
A. Robinson's crew is engaged in clearing right-of-way from the west end of
the lake on Moyie river; lie has a to-mile
eontruct and has from 20 to 30 men at
At the camp of A. Murdoch, near the
Little Moyie river, there is much activity, 40 men being now at work, and 60
more eu route for that plnce,
li). Murphy, who has the Goat River
Summit contract, is oue of the oldest
and most favorably-known contractors in
the Dominion, and has .So men at work.
The dirt will fly there, sure.
That portion of the Armstrong contract from Goat river summit to the west
end of t c division has been sublet to A.
R. McLennan & Co., who are now employing fiom .(o to 50 men.
A'-sistatit engineers ore stationed along
, the division ns follows:
W, S Cranston, on Moyie  lake with
oil, sikiw; 0I1 snow; oh boautiful snow,
Why In tho Old Harry ilnn'i you gov
Ttio meadow lark's note, is iioanl each day—
liy all Hint's right you should go away.
Tlio muse who dubrjod'l'ou "beautiful snow"
Must have liccn in slieol 1 ■ 11 of woo;
Buffering nil tlm tormotus of ,
or of a warmer subject lie'il clioso to te.l.
A. Paget, one of Wardner'*; JehtIS, was
in town Wednesday,
Fine-looking sample? of ore are being
bionght in from the outskirts of lown.
A. W. Bleasdell, Port Steele's well-
known druggist, was in Craubrook Saturday.
Manager A. Leilch, ol the Craubrook
Mill Co., started .Saturday oil a business
trip to Port Steele and Wardner.
Mr. Quain returned Thmsday from the
Mission, having completed the installation of the telephone plant at lhat point.
Lost Tuesday, the natal day of TiNC
IlftKALD, two-fifths of the lady population, a goodly portion of Ihe males and
all Ihe children were present to witness
the interesting event.
Peter Cotter, formerly with the North
Star Mining company and well known
throughout tbi.-i section, passed through
here Wednesday, en route lo Moyie,
where he will probably engage in gelt.ng
out square timbers, he being au expert
in that line.
Pr< 111 Dr. Watt, who returned Sunday
from a professional visit to Moyie City,
It Is learned that the smv mill recei.tly
there destroyed by fire i.s to be rebuilt,
supplied SO far as necessary wllll new
machinery, and will be in better shape
than ever as soon as push and money
can make it.
G. II. Miner was a visitor to Fort
Steele Friday, hi order to secure the
aid of ihe postolRee at that point in forwarding a large order lot* general hardware and raw material Tor the manufacture of tinware, a business at which Mr
Miner is said by those who know him to
be an expert.
The editorial part of Tin: IIi-'itAUi
staff who is destitute of whiskers set up
rt vail last week on ocfepUM of the lack
of a limber in town, lie did not recognize the fact thnt there is a "liillc shaver" making his hea,lqua:t< is with Landlord Morrison at the Grfinbrook hotel,
and that lie li:u; a n&UOpoly in Crati-
bro- k.
Messrs. V. Uy\n Baker and "Joe"
I.nidl.iw made a UlpioFo't Steele Friday, acting in the capacity at the same
time ns mail carriers between Cranbrook
and the former place. The quantity of
mail being received and sent out from
Craubrook is being largely inci cm cd each
week, r.nd Ihe absence ol n postoflice at
this p.'iut is being sorely felt,
W. 5. Tornay of Warduer was a visitor
to Cranbrook lat't Wednesday. When
Mr. Torney left Wardner he had started
with the idea of going through to Movie
on a sort of business prospecting trip,
but upon reaching Cranbrook he concluded to go un further, Tin; IIku.-w.d
expects soon to see Mr. Torney herewith
a stock of gents furnishing goods, etc.
Aiioui Beautiful Craiibrooii—A Sample
of Ihe Many Inquiries From
Get right in uow nud subscribe for the ■
HKRAI.D. If you can't read yourself! W. I,. MeKenzie, one of the C. P. R.
send it to some relntlve or friend who is engineers, wns in town last week, coin-
better educated.   Only $2 00 a year.       I lug from Wnrdner and westward bound.
Mattcr-of-Fact Business Men Say
Cranbrook Is the Place.
The man from eastern nnd old-settled
countries, who hns been born and raised
where he knows nothing of the wauls
nnd needs of a new country, commercially, from practical experience—who
can not "sixc up" accurately the advantages or disadvantages contained by
a wild country surrounding a city yet to
be built—is laboring at a disadvantage
when making 11 selection of a new home
nud a new place in which to seek a live
libnod either as nn employe or employer.
ns compared with the man who 1ms
spent many years at various frontier
points iu the Slates as well as British
Columbia, in the mines of South A A lea
and Australia as well as those of the
Kooleiiajs, the Ca-lir d'Alenes and Colorado.
Of such wide experience h is been
the business life of W\ T. Kanke,
of the well-known firmofKaake & Williams. Importers of Belgian glass, hardware, tinware, paint:*, oils, windows aud
doors, etc., ot Trad, It. C. Mr. Knake
is "on the road" much of the lime, both
representing his house nud engaging tn
his profession of architect and millwright, and may be better known to
some of the citizens o( this section of
the country as the builder of tbe brewery at Fort Steele.
Mr. Kuake arrived iu Craubrook last
Friday to look over the field, investigate
the resources of the town, and decide
whether it would be a desirable point for
au energetic mnn to locale at, representing his various business interests, A
survey of the situation soon convinced
him that Cranbrook i;: claiming nothing not its due, and nothing which il
has uot in sight, whereupon he decided
lo make this place his future headquar-
I ten*, Being possessed of nuipte menus
1 wilh which to cany out huge budding
I contracts, be will piovc a valuable ae*
qusUlion lo Craubrook'; and-—•Cniubrojk
a valuable field for n 111.1:1 of his energy.
I The mere fact of any one man or tlltr-
. cnn'.ilc company engaging hi business iu
I Cranbrook cuts uot much of a figure.
I But when such 11 man or company has
I had n vast nml successful expeiieuce in
j frontier lauds and selects one particular
i point over  scores of others as " the"
I place par excellence, then the.net becomes tlgnificflut ami .should set people
iu search of like localities to thinking
and reasoning.
BdOkiog Now H iraod in  t\ Now
Land Having Peaoo, Plenty
and Prosperity.
A few days since V, Hyde linker, resident agent of the Cranbrook townsite
company, received the following communication, which is only a sample of
many Inquiries coming by every mail,
As au answer iu the columns of Tiik
IlKit.\U> will meet the requirements of
Mr. Reynolds and at the Bame time enlighten thousands of others who desire
light ou the same points, the letter is
produced in full and answered in detail:
Mansi'ikld, Ohio,-—.My Dear Sir:
(1)—A number of us here wishing to locale and invest iu your region, 011 the
line of tbe Crows' Nest Pass Railroad,
uie very anxious to hear if il is settled
yet where the divisional station ia to be,
and THE railroad lown. The paity is
composed of former western mining
men, an ex-banker, a journal!.t, real-estate men, elc.
(2)—What doa's living cost there?
(3)— Have you stores, meat markets,
(4)-— How many bouses,etc; or could
we rent a cabin and "batch;1' any hotels?
(5)—I-i the railroad graded to your
town yet?
(6)—Is Col. Baker or son there yet?
(7)—-We have all kinds of letters of
Introduction, references, etc, banking
and political, United States and Canadian ; will cheefully furnish if desired.
l8)—-How is the hunting there for
suiiil game, and fishing/
(9)—How is the mining outlook?
liu)—What is the best way to get there
(11)—How is Wardner and Steele?
Thi, Hbkai.d replies:
—{i)-*-It has been settled and so announced by the C. I'. R. Co., that Cranbrook will be a divisional point ou Ihe
road; also thnt all buildings, simp.-;, etc.,
usually found at divisional points will
be hue erected and maintained, and
that Cranbrook will be THE (put a
strong emphasis ou "the") railroad
(2)—Hoard ntul lodging at either of
the two holds now here costs $fi.oo per
week. In due time theie will be cheaper accommodations,
(3)—AL this writing there are no stores
open to business. A building is being
completed for a hardware busiuess; also
for a drug store. The Hudson Hay
company have asked for and received
tenders (bids) for the construction of a
general store building 6jj;ioo feet in dimensions, nud will probably build, as
that company never makes Inquiiies of
that nature to gratify curiosity*. They
have purchased several lots iu Cranbrook,
(.j) -There arc no unoccupied houses
hi Craubrook, or liable to be for many
month*, ntul possibly years to come.
Vmi could put up a cabin or "shack"
at n cost of a little labor and few dollars
and "batch" at n cost of $•_. to {4 per
week, according to how epicurean your
tastes may ■ e; these figures will be lessened with Ihe advent of the railroad.
(g)_The railroad is not entirely
graded 10 Cranbrook, but it is progressing rapidly—fo rapidly thnt Chief Engineer McLcod (fl gentleman quite conservative in giving information) told
Tiik Herald recently that the road will
reach Craubrook in August. The rieht
of way entirely cleared.
(6)—V. Hyde Baker, Col. Baker's son,
is residing here, and the Colonel will be
here occasionally af'.er the adjournment
of parliament. Co!. Baker, being Provincial Secretary and Minister of Mines,
and. Clerk of Council as well as Member
of the Legislative Assembly for East
Kootenny, is n very busy man much of
the time, and can uot be at his home aa
much as be would prefer.
(*•)—Letters of introduction and recommendation do not cut much of a figure in a frontier country; still, they are
not harmful. If a mail is possessed of
integrity, ability  aud   "rustle,"  those
who need the services of persons whose
principal slock ill trnde ure such characteristics—-traits especially valuable lo a
111.1:1 seeking bis fortune in a new. coun-
try—speed! y find him out, nnd thenceforth he " geis there with both feet."
(8)—The hunting for small game such
as pine squirrels nnd cotton-tails (that's
the smallest hereabouts), pheasants,
grouse, ducks, geese, etc., is goo!; many
sportsmen, however, except for a few
birds occasionally, prefer going back in
the mountains and seeking black or
white tail deer, and if they desire more
rare nnd nobler gamo continue further
and track tbe black or grizzly bear, the
moose or the cariboo, the mountain goat
or Ihe " big-horn" to Ids Uir and dent!;;
and then, for variety's enke, and possible
danger, the hunter may encounter n bob
cut or cougar; a lynx or wo'verine, any
of which would nrffjid the hunter a
good bit of sport and some lively work
for a few moments. Other game of nil
deRerlpilous, feathered and furred, is lo
bo found lu the surrouiitUng mountains
aud streams-.
(8)-— Pishing is exccllcut, the mount*
altis being threaded bv beautiful stream•
lets containing mountain trout, the valleys occupied by great rivets as well
1 as Jukes, all of which nre filled witli
trout, And char as well as fish of lees
1 appetizing varieties,
j (9)—-Mining is in Its infancy lu Knit
' Koulen i.v, but within a few miles ul"
! Cranbrook nre a number of mines—real
mines—which are only awaiting the nd-
a large output of placer gold, and this
branch of mining is still an important
feature of that industry, and will not decrease much for many years. It has
been said that " there is gold in every
gulch of Kasi. Kootenay," but the statement must have had its origin iu the
brain of some dreaming visionary, for
facta fail lo demonstrate the assertion to
be n truth, Still East Kootenay may be
said to be vlrgiu ground for thorough and
systematic prospecting for coal and all
precious minerals.
(10)—The boats on Kootenay river
will probably be running about the middle of April; ihey make connections for
Craubrook at Wardner and Port .Steele,
according to Ibe stage of the water, via
Jennings, Mont., U. S. If coming before that time come via Kalii-pell, Wont,
thence by stnge to this point—a stow
and costly route. If coming from the
Canaibis or Br^ish Columbia railway
points, lake the Canadian Pacific to
(i bleu, thence by stage to  Craubrook.
(11)—Pretty well, thank you, but not
iu it with Craubrook.
Constable II. W. Barnes Captures
an Alleged. Thief.
Thursday night, at Port Steele, a
Swede laboring man appeared at tbe
Oriental hotel and requested the landlord to furnish him lodging. The man
simulated drunkenness, and said that he
preferred a room on Ihe top floor, or iu
the attic. His request was granted, and
the Swede—his name, is unknown—was
shown to the attic. The lodger slipped
off his thoes and while the landlord was
returning lo the lower floor he was followed by the Swede, who Immediately
sought the bedside of another lodger and
proceeded to go through his pockets,
thinking he was unobserved, The landlord, however, had heard bis footsteps
and kept U-is eyes open for ihe would-be
thief aud caught him in the act; instead
of calling an officer and placing the
plunderer iu custody, the hotel keeper
collared him nud told him he had better
hit the.trail immediately, which advice
was quite willingly accepted.
Toward evening on Priday Constable
II. W. Dames heard of the transaction,
secured what information he could and
started out after the criuiiiiui, He
arrived in Cranbrook late in the evening
ami, as it happened, shortly after the
man he was looking for,'who was in the
barroom of the hotel. Mr. Barnes immediately told the Swede he was wanted
iu Port Steele, which the latter did not
seem disposed to di-pute.aud Saturday
morning he returned to that place with
the officer. At the lime the thief was
■■cM'g'iiiroa.^h the iaiij,-i.j \.\,.i<. „oa another Swede at the same place, in n
drunken sleep, who had a large sum of
money in his clothes, and would have
beeu "meat" for the thief if he could
have successfully went through him.
Many men who have been woikiug ou
the railroad are roaming through the
country, most of them broke, and Constable Barnes says lhat petty larcenies
are largely ou the increase, and that the
depredators arc even plundering clotheslines of the family wash. In many cases,
says Mr, Barnes, there seems to be u disposition upon the part of thuSc despotifctt
to let the plunderers escape, as was il|k
case in the instance just related, and also
in the case of a man whose cabin was
recently robbed of a portion of Its contents. In this affair also Constable Borues
brought the burglar to justice, as was
his duty.
While it may not occur to the people
who help criminals lo escape punishment that they render themselves liable
as au accessory to the crime, and possible punishment, such is the case.
Many Are rusliin<" 011 to Certain Suffer,:.!" and Deatii.
.'■alviyiou Army General's Vleltto
Victoria—Speculation ua to tho
Culof Jufitice's SucooE-sor.
Victoria, b. c, March 22, iS^s —
Wiih the Const cities the Klouditce continues to monopolize attenti'-ii as a source
of both new.s nnd profit. Tbe week jnst
closing has seen no fewer than thirty-
eight steamers sail forWrangel and the
poits of I.ynu Canal from Victoria and
Vancouver, their aggregate tonnage being upwards of 9.600, and their prospeC-
tor-passeilgers bound for the Yukon number! u*; over 6,50J. 0( course the majority of these visited British Columbia
merely to procure Canadian miners' licenses, but this in it'-elf meant $65,000
added to the federal revenue from this
important and unanticipated source;
while if but one-third of these northbound pilgrims outfitted in Victoria and
Vancouver the extent of the trade done
with them may be approximately estimated. And the proportion of those
outfitting iu British Columbia Coast
cities was greater than a third.
J vent of ihe  railroad to become regular
'■ shippers,  and,  consequently  dividend
payers.   In times  pisl there hns been
Constable Barnes arrived iu Cranbrook
at 12:30 p. tn. yesterday, in quest of his
former prisoner. The term "former
prisoner" is used advisedly, as ibe .Swede
some lime Sunday afternoon made bis
escape fiom the Fort Steele jail, and up
to yesterday noon whs, still hitting the
high places only. Mr. Barnes telegraphed
to points south Immediately upon mailing tbe discovery, nnd fom here telephoned to other point.-;. If not captured
up to this writing it i.i pretty safe to say
the prisoner is now in theS'r.tcs. "Ilur
tank Swede dam fulc?"
The prisoner had friends who had retained lawyers at Steele to defend b-U).
Still Another.
Mr. J. Ll. Buckstoii, of Kaslo, was in
Cinnbiook Friday hist,hoillcWUid bound
from a trip embiauitig the new towns on
the C; V, R. Hue as far cast as Wanlm r.
Mr. Uucluton is a blacksmith by calling
and in quest of 11 new point, with a good
business future lu-ar at htind—no " has
been's" wanted. It id a significant fact
that after traversing the territory men-
lioueii be arrived al ihe conclusion of ihe
majority—that Cranbrook is "thu" spot,
ami announced his Intention of localiuc
in it.   s
Dr. Hugh Watt, of Port Steele, physician in ebnige of tbe C P, R, hosplt-
uls from Cranbrook to Warduer, and also
of company patk-nls in the Mission hospital, was a welcome visitor in Tin;
IIhum.I) sanctum Saturday. The Doctor was en route, making a special nip
ti> camps between this point and Moyie.
Dr. Watt at onetime was 11 printer, but
discovering his mi.-lukc in time,' u-
funned, and is n iw a respected member
ol society and a successful physician.
Dr. Brodie, recently from London, ISu-
gland, was a visitoi to Cranbrook Saturday last. Like most gentlemen irom
the mdther country, he has liuidly yet
succeeded In realizing to its fujl extent,
what a country ol imtguificeht distances
America K Looking nt the map at
Aimstrong's Landing, he figured out
thut Foil Steele was u day's rule ou tbe
hurricane deck of a trusty cayuse. It is
uiiiieccessniy to add thut when be wus
nentiug his journey's end on the fourth
(day alter starting ho concluded that
, there Is considerable country for u yoitlio
, man lo grow up with in British Columbia .
To try to impress upon these hurrying
victims of the gold fever the folly of
over-baste would be but wasting breath.
They know—for they cannot help reading every scrap of late news fom the
Mecca of their desires—that the passes
from both Dyea iindSkagwny are blocked
with the accumulated outfits of the van-
gunid of their army. Tliey. Varn that _
progress by the S'icki'ic route tS^Squftl+y
impossible, owing to the slush «11 the
frozen river which even the railway
building brigade has not been able to
force a way through.
Yet on they go—anxious to get to ihe
gateways of the treasure-laud, hopeful
that they may succeed though all others
fail; fated to learn the cost of impolitic
haste by expensive waiting either at
Wrengelorln lawless, pestilence-stricken
Skegway. The tide of travel is undoubtedly turning toward the former town, for
the terrible dealh rate on the Lynn Canal through the ceiebro-splnsl meningitis is a si rang deterrent. This plague
has been traced to the bad drinking
twa ter and the cold winds in conjunction,
while there is a certainty that when tbe
warm w.-ni'itr ctinien, tne-Tubitt-mrls of
pack animals left dead last year along
Ibe trails will make these avenues of
ingress to the Yukon, literally pathways
0 f pestilence and of death'
Of the Klondike news proper, the most
important recent item Is of a stampede
to Rosebud creek, near Sixty Mite and
53 miles above Dawson City. Only favorable co!ois have yet been found there,
but nevertheless more than seven hundred men stampeded from all directions,
and Iin two days and a half the entire
river, 23 miles In length, was staked off
in claims of reyu.atiou size—with great
profit to the government in record lees.
The progress of ihe all Canadian railway scheme is now engaging a large
share of attention, for with the operation
of such a road must come an end of the-
international bickering of the past few
months, and an appreciable stimulation
of Canadian trade. Incidentally ihe
people of the Coast are expecting to see
defeated the amendment proposed in the
local legislature by Mr. Brudpu, looking
to an incorporation of a clause tn the
Mineral Act making naturalization a prerequisite of a miner's licence by any one
of foreign birth.
General Booth—practical philanthropist uud plain philosopher—has come
and gone, on his annual inspection of
the Provincial forces of the ever-in evidence Army. In Victoria and in Vancouver he was accorded stub welcome
aud entertainment as his success de-
tuands, government, legislature and municipal  authorities  uniting to do him
honor. The weight of years and Work
und Inccsi-aut nervous s'rain is telling
upon the gieal founder and head of tha
Salvation Army plan. He is growing
irritable and abrupt, nor does heendeav-
or to conceal the fact. He has won a
thorough rest, lie needs n genuine vacation, and be should for the Army's
sake aud hi-, own, take it.
I'.ven before the grave had closed upon
the lUQital remalus of the late Chief justice, the press and the profession were
busy with f-peculalions ns to the selection of a bis nucce^sor. Iu the Kast it
was announced by Government papers
thut the mantle of tbe departed jurist
would fall upon Mr. Fraser, M. P., of
Guysburo—who was un applicant for the
seat ou the bench to wiiieh Mr. -I*..A. IC.
Irving was elevated—and the Law Sock
ety iuimedi itely telegraphed to the Minister of Justice a resolution of emphatic
protest against any but a British Coljtm".
blapruclllioner beiugeboseu. Vancouver
city again urged the justice of u Mkiji*
laud selection, aud many of the profession busied themselves with guesses hs
to the identity of the ruler that is to
'I he name'" are mentioned in ths connection of 15. P, Davis of Vancouver,
Gordon Hunter nnd  Hon.  Fred l'ekrs.
The l.-ttier, though fur in my years premier ami nUnin y general uf I'.inceK-l-
ward Ulan.I, It. nol yet admitted lo prnc*
j tire here by  reason of tha limited tflliu
of his residence.    Ile will be a Imllsh
' Columbia b.;ni. ter very shoitly, howev-
| er, and ihcteforc 1 ligiblo ns n CHii'djdato
in the views uf the profession. Mr.IIun*
1 ter and Mr. Davis are equally well fated
I by experience and knowledgeof ihe law,
I while if the choice fulls upon either, the
forlnnaic 01:1" u'll w.ikc Va.-.eoUAgr his
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Washington, D. C, March 21: The
cabinet meeting today lasted over one
hour and waa ilevoted exclusively to the
Spanish situation la general and to the
Maine court of Imjulry. Tne tone of
tba discussion was firm, and It was de-
lormlned that thete must come an cod
to tbe present state of affairs In Cuba.
Tiie report of ibe board cf inquiry will
reach Washington Thursday or Friday.
Key West, .Much *,»2: lieutenant
rijveraorMirli lett Key West this afternoon on his way to Washington, taking with him tlie report oi the court of
Inquiry In the Maine disaster. I'resl-
dent McKinley has already been inform-
eil by cipher cable of the Hading of the
Jackson Defeated by Jeffries,
San Francisco, March 33: .lim Jeffries, of Ms Angeles, easily defeated
Piter Jackson In the third round to*
night at Woodward's pavllllon. Jick-
BOQ .lid not make much of a showing after tlie first round. Woodward's pavll-
llon held tbe biggest crowd in Its history, there being 8000 png'll'itc enthusiasts present. Jackson's easy defeat
was a surprise to all.
A Wrecked Steamer.
San Francisco, March 2*J: Steamer
Helen or Almy, bound for t.'jpper river
was wrecked near (tjlden Gate. No
trace can be found of her twenty seven
passengers and crew cf thirteen.
Metal Quotations.
Now   YprJt, Mirch  23:   Bar silver,
-M ^*iT&lcan tlollars, 45.
A Setllcmenl Effected Between the United
Slates nnd England.
New York. .March 10:   The Press lias
the following from Ottawa:   Sir Julian
Pauncefote has Informed   the Canadian
ministry officially that be has arranged
a convention  with  tbe  United  States
whereby the Alaskan boundary dispute
has been settled.   Under the terms of
the convention the British government
has conceded the claim  of the United
.States that  the  three marine leagues
should be measured from the  shore of
ilie mainland, and should proceed alon--
thc.Y.ores of the Inlets, which are'thus
recognized as arms of tbe ocean, and
not as rivers,   The contention of the
l.iimii  and of tbe Canadian   governments  was that the three league limit
should begin on the oceanward side of
the Islmds and lhat the delimitating
line should he run across the inlets and
not  follow their shores.    These Inlets
are numerous, and extend Into the mainland a great distance,  and tbe decision
therefore Is nf much  importance to the
United Slates.
The United States has agreed to the
British retaining ibe boundary on the
summit of Chilkoot Pass and the White
Pass, bi c j use In the U'lsso-Ii.-ltish
agreement of 183S the line of demaica-
tion was fixed as oue running along the
-"wps of mountains. Tbe decision, while
not entirely unexpected by the cabinet,
is regarded with disfavor, lt was understood that the British government
were Irritated at the forwardness of
the Canadian ministry, but It was not
thought that the surrender wonld be so
sweeping as It Is.
Report  Thai  Ureal Britain,  United Slates
ami Japan Will Unite.
London, March  11:   The New York
correspondent  of the Dally Telegraph
j says:      I   have  It  on   good  authority
(that a  triple  alliance  between  Croat
' Britain, the United States and Japan is
I pending."
\a IntermiliiMial Shooting Scrape.
Vancouver, II. C:   There  will  soon
come up for ulalat New Westminster,
ll. C . a murder case wlih international
aspects.     The  Involving   feature Is a
man standing In Canada and •hooting
another in the United States.   Siturday
laii Jack Atkinson, who runs a hotel on
the Canadian boundary  line  at  Ulaln,
j quarreled with   Ultly Patterson,   who
»uns a rival establishment on the American side.   Atkinson sbot Patterson In
the leg, Inflicting a  wound from the ef-
I feels of which Patterson died.   Atkln-
| MB then went to New Westminster and
; surrendered himself  to the authorities.
mmmmser it Hurl of Aberdeen.
k-wJindon. March 11: The St. James
| Giselle this afternoon says it under
I stands that targe George Hamilton,
Inow secretary of state for India, sue-
Deeded the Marl of Aberdeen an gover-
Inor general of Cicada.
I   'i
M J, Haney, belt g anxious to see the
lAge work completed  between   tath-
i>'j,'<- and Macleod tins enne Into the
il, iii.il is pu.u)a.g  forward
hat work  with cbaracteilstlc energy.
he work along tbat section  li  very
envy,   owing   to    the   depth   of   tt.e
Lancaster, March 22:   .t,ha Ross, a
eil  known railway contractor,   tiled
ildenly   here   at   midnight   of acute
rysgltls,   Mr. u-jfs was reputed to be
iv wealthy, and Is said to hive built
>re mllCB of railway than any other
'"tractor  in   America.     He   waa  7H
■an oli^t
The Winnipeg Fr« Preis, comment-
Ing upon the discussion relative to Can-
ada levying an Import duty on lead for
the benefit of the lead mines cf British
Columbia, presents the case In the following comprehensive manner:
A Kaslo paper la making special effort to create a public feeling favorable
to some policy of fostering the lead
mining and smelting Industry of the
couutry. At present It is laboring
agalDBt heavy odds. "Kootenay," ne
are told, "has the highest grade lead
mines in tbe world, yet thelead product
of her highest grade oreB, becinse of
being forced into a hostile maiket, fall
shoitof paying the freight, treatment
and duty charges, and were It not for
the assoclatlou of silver with lead, they
cculd not be worked at all. Tbe reason
we are forced into that market He* tn
Ihe utter absence of an available home
market. The home market Is not available because of a low Canadian Import
duty on lead and lead products which
admit foreign leads and foreign lead
manufactures comparatively free."
Further on in the circular letter from
which we (| lote we are Informed that
Canada consumes about 2.1,000 tens of
lead and lead manufactures annually.
According to a government report recently Issued, the total lead production
of ihe country Ust year was less than
30,000 tons. Tnis would go to prove
that there Is an available home market,
a market tbat consumes 6000 tons more
than our own mines produce.
The quesilon is a very simple one.
Kootenay is rich In lead, but the Incus-
try of mining and smelting Is not in as
healthy a condition as those engaged in
It could wish. There Is a home market,
but It Is costly to reccb. What Is desired Is a measure of protection that,
by increasing the price to the producer
will encourage home smeltlrg The
lead men want to come In with the
sugar refiner?, the cotton spinners, the
Implement manufacturers, and all those
others which a paternal government
recogniz: as entitled to public bounties.
They want the National policy extended to cover them, la other words, they
«at.t a!l Canadian consumers of lead to
be taxed for thiir benefit. And If
sound policy In tbe case of the Implements, the cotton and the sugar, It will
bed 111 u!t to show that It is not also
sound In the case of ieid. The Free
Press would not care to say that It Is
In any of them. It believes in giving
the natural laws of trade as free a hand
as circumstances will permit. But It
may be lhat It is worth while to build
up flourishing industries by artificial
means. It wo^ild also seem as if both
political parties had agreed on this.
At any rate, It would seem to be tbe
settled policy of both to give reasonable encouragement to all established industries. And If wise in tbe case of established Industries, it must be equally
so In tho case cf Industries that may be
established, If worth while to protect
the industry we have, it must be worth
while to get a fresh one If we can. Tbe
parliament that decides to continue its
fostering care of the Industries it has
asslsied to build np cannot consistently
refuse to extend a helping hand to tbe
lead mining and smelting Industry of
the Kootenay.
II ,wever. there may go a good many
things to the consideration of this question before It can he settle*] one way or
the other. For Instance, the politicians
wcu'd require to know how it would effect public sentiment in their constitn
encies. But one thing there Is, about
wh'ch there cun he little doubt. Tbe
whole question of mining lu Canada requires to be taken up and revived. It
is assuming an importance that compels
attention, and that Importance Is an Indication of changed conditions which
call for serious consideration. For tbe
first time we are beginning to realize
what the mining possibilities of the
country really aie. I. Is not improba*
lilt-, indeed, that In a few ye<.rs Canada
may be better known as a mining country than as an agricultural country. It
Is necessary, therefore, that the whole
question Miouhl be consilered, with tbe
view of clearing the way for as complete a development as po*slb!e.
From tho Wardner International,
M. H. Macleod, acting chief engineer
for Ihe Crows Nest Pass railroad, du •
log Mr. Lumsden'a absence In tbe east,
was In Wardner several days this week.
He had come over the line of construction from Macleod, and left Tuesday
for the west. Ha will go on through to
Nelson, returning to Maoletd by rail.
"My trip is necessarily a hastv one,'
said Mr. Macleod, "as I must be back to
Macleod by the first of the month, as
the estimates of the contractors reach
the cfli;e at that time. The work Is
going along as well as could be expected, and preparations are being made
to ruin everything more raollty as
soon as the frost leaves the ground.
Many new men are ccrnlng on the work
and more will be placed as rapidly as
they arrive."
* What progress Is being made with
the tratklailn-L- '■■
"Very good. Steel will be lad to
Crows Nest lake by the middle of this
week, and will reach Bull Head Prairie
a few dajs later. At that point there
will be some delay lo constructing yards
for material, as tbe base of supplies
will be moved westward. IW ihe flrst
of May, however, everything will be
ready to go ahead with tracklaylog
without any further delays. Under
favorable circumstances track will be
laid at the rate of one and one-half to
two miles a day.'-
"Wben will work be commenced on
the Wardner brldgt?'1
"Tbe pile driver came out to the end
of steel on the same train ihitlleft
Macleok. it will be takeu to Elk river
flrst where there is a bridge of three
spans of ISO feet each. It will then be
brought to Wardner for work on thb
bridge. The Wardner bridge will be
700 feet In length. The draw is ready
tor it now in Montreal, but will oct be
shipped until cars can be run to Wardner. Of course the first piling will be
only for a temporary bridge to get the
cars over so that work can go ahead
with tbe laying of the track. The permanent bridge will be completed afterward."
Mr. Micleod stated further that tbe
opening of spring would make a great
change, as it would then be possible to
put large forces of men at work, which
would insure rapid progress in the
Mines and Mining.
Kaslo Koou-nalati: C. Uutherford, a
mining englneerof llnluwayo, Matabele-
land, South Africa, Is In Ottawa, en-
route io Kootenay, where he will In-
(j lire Into ihe mining resources of the
country as a probable Held for investment.
A London company has been organ-
!/. d lor ilie pnrpoie of acqulrli g the
Wnltewatcr mine In tin Slocan district.
This property produced net profits during the four m mths ending December,
1807, of $130,0117, or more than (34 000
per month, The engineers report
shows that 3(1 tons of 830 ore per day
can be obtained at a working cost of
Sl'iper ton. The selling price Is $551,
UOO, payable In cash and shares. In
October last a dividend of 934)000 was
declared from the Waltewater mine,
and 830,floo for each month of November, December and January,
It Is reported from Ottawa that the
salary to be given U'chard Q McCon.
nell, late of the Dominion O^ologlca'
Survey, who has accepted tbe position
vacated bv Mr. W. A Carlyle, as Provincial Mineralogist, Is to bt- 91000 per
annum, that being the ;. mount paid to
his predecessor. The salary paid Mr.
McConnell, who was connected with
the Dominion Clpological Survey sine?
IHT'.i, was 918D0. lie Is now in his-list
year, Is a graduate of Mcflill University, and Is everywhere regarded as a
thoroughly competent man.
Nelson Tribune: New Danver business men are mourning the sudden tie-
paiture of J. A McDanald, who had
charge of the eleculc light plant In
that town, aud 10, Ormsby, formerly of
New Wire From Montreal to Vancouver,
The Cinadtan Pacific Telegraph company have decided to stretch a copper
wire from Montreal to Vancouver, aud
thus secure direct connection between
these two points. This Is necessary In
conscience of tbe incrcai-lng Yukon
trade. It wil! have automatic repeaters at. Fort William, Ont., and Swift
Current, N. W. T. At present Montreal
woiks direct with Winnipeg, with repeaters at Sudhury and Fort William
With the new wire, Vancouver will be
for all practical purposes, as near Montreal as Ottawa Is. Work on tbe new
wire will commence on April first and
will be completed by midsummer. The
cost will be about a quarter of a million
Railroad Notes.
\V Turney has finished his contract o
grading and has now a tie contract.
Mr. McGilvary is pushingthe work on
the bridge piling from Civw.i Nest lake
There Is good sleighing from Macleod
to Coal Creek, and from there to Wardner wheels are used.
Tbe number of men In tbe Crows Nest
Pass coal mines has been largely Increased tbe past month.
Tbe Edmonton Railway company has
applied for a charter to extend its line
to connect with the Crows Nest Pass
Nearly 8000 b* .ooal men have been
put to work on the road since the first
of tbe month. Many of them come
from as far east as New IVunswlck.
t.tiite a num ier of tbe'eontractors at
workeastcf Wardner have completed
their contracts. Among them are Jim
M Donald, Hugh Doheny, W. Turney
and Charley Williams.
U Is said that there may be another
town platted about one mile west of
what Is now known as Coal Creek. Tbe
coal company owns the land at Coal
Creek, and the C. I*. It, tbe land further
west. It Is hardly probable that there
will b? any rival towusltes between the
two companies.
The piles fer the new mill belrg built
near Coal Creek are neatly all In, and
the work of pitting the building up will
soon commence. Nash it McDougal
Brothers are getting their camps In
shape for their logging contract.
Mire complete arrangements have
been made to care for the -sick at the
east end. A hospital has been put up
at tbe loop and one at Bull Head
Prairie, and men can be given proper
attention without being couv>?yed great
Kaslo Kootnnalan: B'g, genial James
McD nnell, of the firm of Pom St Mc
Donnell, came over fror* the C owe
Nest Pass railway line Saturday even-
Ing, and spent Sunday shaking hands
with Ka&Io friends, of which he has a
host. . . It Is reported that the C. P. K
will build the C. N. P. around tbe lake
to Nelson, and that the contract for tbe
bridge across tbe Kootenay has been
The   Mjclcod   Gazette   understands
that Mr. P M Liren purposes building
a laree sawmill near the spring In tbe
Crows Nest Pas.«, and the machinery
for tbe mill bas already been ordered.
Tnls mill, It Is reported, will exceed In
sine tbe C. P. It mill at Coal Creek.
Ti e McLiren mill will also open up lumber yards at the uew station.
tUvelstoke'j electric light plant com-'
menced operation two we?ks ago.
Artistic Job Work-^-iM
::::: Of Every Description at
<4M*«*The Herald Office
a   .. OF THE WIND.
I       i
UP to the New Yenr the north Ontario winter hud been unusually
Bnowless nml cold, bo Ihnl Uko Huron
\v-is frozen to u,n iiinmsi unprecedented
distance from the shore. Tin- long liar-
hor of Parry sou ml wns a (frizzling bell
im' thick -.rlniv lee, nnd from the mouth
of ii.s steamboat channel tho great
Georgian imy st retched out to north,
west and south, white nnd still to tin-
very horizon.
As Wio Ice was in perfect condition
for skating, tho liarlnn- was usually well
sprinkled with moving figures on tine
afternoons, nnd I mis generally among
the skaters.
One day, ns 1 walked down to the
landing, I noticed that the west, was
dnrkwith ominous-looking gray clouds,
nmong which the sun wns already disappearing, A fresh northeast wind
blew down the sound, and ibis decided
me to take the south channel, In order to have the breeze at my back. As
for returning, the wind might bo expected ito go down as evening advanced.
The lee was superbly smooth, ontl tbe
wind so strong thai I went flying down
the channel at. great speed. Tho dark,
heavily wooded shores streamed past
liko a panorama. 1 did not realize the
full force of the gale behind me, for
there Is n sort of Intoxication in rapid
motion through the open air, und J
skated faster and faster, without the
least thought of danger or sensation of
fatigue. Jt wns as if I moved by pure
I did not notice the passage of time,
but in w-hat-seemed a marvelously short
period I found myself rounding the
bluff head of Parry island, und coming out upon tiie open lake itself. There
1 looked at my watch; ns il was live
o'clock I decided to lake a short run
upon the lake and then return.
I had never before skated upon the
open reaches of the Georgian bay, and
had not imagined that the lee could Ih-
so excellent. I knew that usually it
wus cracked and ridgy, because the Incessant mot ion of the water prevented
it from freezing smoothly, but now it
was almost ns glassy as the lee on the
harlior itself.
Away I flow, delighted. Once T was
clear of the island, the gale struck me
with increased strength and so greatly
accelerated my speed that I was quite
two miles from hind before I took
thought, and Began to fear trouble in
regaining shelter in the teeth of the.
wind. Qo l circled about, to the right,
faced toward the shore—and stopped
short! The gale met me like a wall.
It was impossible for mo to skate
against it.
I took a few vigorous strokes, but in
vain. When I tried to stand still I went
sliding away before the wind. Again
and again 1 renewed the struggle, desperately exhausting .myself. Every bicyclist knows the heart-breaking strain
of riding against a head wind, but. this
wns worse, for I was not able to advance
even a yard. Indeed, 1 actually lost
ground. 1 eould stop myself only by
sitting down, and that was what I did.
I wns not then much alarmed. It
seemed absurd to suppose that an able-
bodied and active young man would be
prevented from crossing two miles of
Ice by wind power alone. Could I not
"tack" to right and left, and thus bent
up through the fttorm?
I got up, and began to sknte.vigorously in a southeasterly direction, bearing
to the east, so that the witidlidciw upon
my right side, or upon my "weather
bow." For some minutes all BCetned to
go well. I held my head down and
traveled as fast as was possible. Hut
when 1 made ready to "go about" upon
the other tack, and looked to see what
progress I had made, I was horrified
to find I had been blown so far to leeward as to be qulle half a mile fam
ther from shelter than before.
1 tried to rectify ihe error by striking
out strongly northeast lo north, but
the force of the Storm would not even
allow mo to turn nt rlgilit angles to its
course. I was gradually nud imperceptibly driven to veer westward. The
gale Refined tognin strength evwy moment. 11. ten minutes, another half
mile Bcemed lost, and the headland of
I'urry Island began to grow faint in
distance, nnd gathering twilight,
I now felt myself to bent the mercy
of the wlnda. There was no abatement
In Its violence as night drew on. It
blew Inexorably wiih a steady, great
pressure, bringing a few grain's of dry
•snow, that slid -swiftly like sand along
■ lee. So long lift I remained on
my feet I was borne farther nnd farther from .shore, in sjiitii of every effort,
It was bitter cold, the flying grains of
snow cut when I raced them, and J sat
down once more, with my buck to the
weather, nnd tried to think of a plun for
saving my life.
The prospect was terrifying. 1 hnd
proved unable to make head against the
stui-m. The Ice was so smooth that
I could n it -walk on It wilih my skates
off. I e uld not sit still and wait for
the- weather to moderate, lest I he
frozen solid In a few hours. The one
active thing I could do wns to run
straight, before the wind.
This was not so insane a proceeding ns
it might appear. Wiartou.Owen sound
and Mc.idford all lay opposite me acrosa
iht buy. nnd I might find ice on which
skate the whole distance of about 50
u:- -a, thus converting Hie wind from a
fo< hili an ally, Thnt there might be
or m water In the middle was true, but
I believed) the bay to be, frozen over.
At nny rate there was left to me no
course but thut of speeding before the
gale; fo I struck out across the ice at a
swinging pnee, which wns rapidly accelerated. I now felt the wind's force
only, inasmuch ns I was conscious of
the very slight effort with which I
moved at extraordinary velocity.     I
was literally borne upon tins wings uf
the wind.
1 had never dreamed of skating at
such spi't'd. It was wonderfully exhilarating, and yet 1 flew on through
the darkness In full knowledge that 1
should probably bo knocked senseless
or killed outright if thrown by any
ridge or other such obstruction as I
was likely to encounter.
Hut no obstacle was In my way. For
quite nu hour 1 «ns blown along iu this
fashion, and I think thai I had traversed more than l.'i miles wben I heard
a small roaring mhhuI ahead thai sell I
n shiver to my. very backbone. At ihe
samo time the ice grew rougher uud
serrated with wave-tlkc ridges.    I tried
(0 check my speed; I wheeled; I was
ll nng down and slid fur before I.slopped.
Looking forward, I saw the dark horizon much closer, for the while plain
was cut sharply at a point not fur in
front, as if a black curtain had been lowered from the skies. From behind this
ourtnlu came the roar.
it had Instantly divined the truth.Tbe
bay was not wholly frozen. I had arrived nt the edge of the ice-bell, nnd the
dark water of bake Huron was heaving
and foaming right beforo me.
The moon, though hidden bv dim
clouds, gave n faint sort of half light
that showed me the whole sec ne—the
vast frozen plain to right uml left, and
in front, the appalling, inky, furious
expanse. White-capped billows were
running high before the gale; nnd 1
heard an astonishing roar of wind nnd
water. And I had conic within ten rods
of the brink. Not only so. but I
seemed to be out on a point or peninsula
of Ice, with open wnter to the west as
well as to the south of me. Such nearness to the open water seared me. 1
must try to gel farther away. It was
conceivable that the rough lee edge
under me might break up under the
force of the gale.
1 dropped on my hands and knee?,
and starled to run on all fours, the
points of my skates rasping into the ice.
The horrible roaring behind inspired
me with a sort of panic. For a couple
of hundred yards I scrambled on, and
then the effect of exertion and excitement began to tell, I was seized by
sudden exhaustion, nnd collapsed.
iTt was snowing faster now; I noticed
thnt the front of my pilot skiiling-cnat
was lhu-kly covered with white. The
flakes drove' through tbe air with the
speed and sling of arrows, but I turned
my back an them, nnd stretched out on
the ice—lo die, as I Imngarlncd, I did
not feci Hint I had energy enough to
get to my feet, even to save my life.
'it d.id not seem so cold now, 1 began
to feel drowsily comfortable, and suspected1 thnt I was freezing to death—
and didn't much enre.
'I could for awhile feel the snow beating incessantly on my face and shoulders, for I was In u sort of doze, hut not
wholly Unconscious, Presently the
.snow ceased fulling. Host count of the
lapse of lime, hut J wns suddenly
awakened by n heavy blow, as if a plank
had fallen across my body. 1 come to
myself in au instant,and on raising my
head found myself completely Imbedded in snow.
I wns not particularly cold now, nud
the queer, numb feeling In my legs was
gone. I could hear the roaring of the
storm outside, and begun to realize that
the thin, Hying snow hnd needed only
such an obstacle as my body to form a
very respectable drift, nt the bottom of
which I was interred, and which had arrested the freezing process,
As I thought of this, another dull
thud sounded upon tbe top of my
seipulehre. 1 snt up with some difficulty, threw the Snow nslde, and looked
I realized in ai moment what had occurred. The wind had shifted from
east of north to west nf north, and
under its Influence massive billows
were now rolling on the western edge
of my peninsula. Now uud then a crest
of a breaker, blown bodily off by the
gale, would fall with a resoundtngcrnsh
far up on the ice. Without doubt, it
wits such nn event that had awakened
me, and just hi time, for it wns certain
that (he Ice about me would soon be
breaking up.
I jumped up nnd struck out. With
the new direction of the wind, I knew
lhat I was saved. I cculd not return to
Parry sound, but I'enctiiiiguisheue and
Midland lay 13 m'tcs down the coast,
and with the gale nt my bnck I fancied
that it would be easy to cover that distance.
It wns not so easy as 1 had Imagined.
As the sounds of crashing and rending
Ice died awny behind, I found invself
weak and weary. My legs nehed, my
back aclnd, my head ached. I would
have given worlds to sit down uud rest
—the one thing which I dared not do.
.Snow retarded me slightly, too, though
it was u mere llitii.liiirrying.wurrying,
loose layer, except where occasionally
collected as a drift by some slight obstacle.
I need not, however, describe the torture of that 15 miles* skating. Had It
not been for the good wind pushing behind, I must have dropped hy Ihe wny.
■As it was, I was half dead nnd two-
thirds unconscious when I. saw the elcc-
trlo lights of Pcnetaiiguislieneshining
on the sky across Christian Island.—
Youth's Companion.
Their Rights and Responsibilities Under the
Mining Laws ol British Columbia.
Any person ovor 18 ynrs of ngp. or any.
j.iint Block company, or (on inn company,
mny become a free miner by pay Ing |fi to
any goldoommisBlouir or mineral recorder
mnl outafnitigAcertllleategoodfor one "-cur.
A tree miner may obtain u new eer<Ideate
for one lot»t on paying $ i.
A free miiir'Hcertificate in not tinnnrrr»-
Any porson orrotnpnny working A mineral
i-l-iitii. Iii-ld as iiul I'Minte without license,
nun In- lini'il fan. Milieu become Milistute
after crown gruut 1ms been IbbusU.
Should i-ii owner fad to pay up his trie min-
er'sceriltkute IiIm htteie&tguus to lilsco-owu-
piu pro rata according to ibelr former Interests.
A i-hureha-I'l'-r in a jniul shirk roni|mny
tn-t'ii uoi he a live miner,
A  free miner limy  nit limber on crown
A fin
tit nil b
\ I. II uii I ne for h)
v obtain live net
K rhiitn iiiii.v Iii- llfM   In
ilk bttllia tluUfl In Hie vi
II  tlll'NIIIIi
ml.  mill
I Uie. Ill
own use
il U M|Un e
curio year by
jI oi i' htin-lh il
division, imi
Ih>  Ii hi.  nn.)
■ in  it held   lit
t-d in tunnels may i-eh.u ,i
on -.ii.,
Kill   llftfOO
obtain iicrouii
'i-ti-li.ui  ol the
i-r right lor ii
i-lnim or Inter*
•s i» wriilug,
Commission on P. 0. Money Orders.
KtTrctiw April I. 1897
On Ottos iii the Dominion or Canada;
"t»U>   , 2,50  v
O*.er »'J.W and ii|> to t r..iu   ,.:
"'.IW        *•        10,00  ",ic
lu."0        ••        MM,?/, V...'."",nc
»'M "        80.00     tie
4II.IHI ' ,-,11,(10   ™£
&e.i«     -     in »j io  ■";.,-
60,00 " lt,00     "'Mr
-.0.00      "      -..-.mi ;, *   "So
80.00       "       m.00.  aiic
00.00 " llM.lh-  4(|C
Limn of Single  order timf    ui an maiiy of
lloo each mar be -fiven an remitter renuln v.
Money ur :rri on Dnlled Kingdom and
IlrlilMh possession! aliroad aad oilier-foreign
Countries upon whlca moutv ordero mar be
ir not exceed'ng 110,00 toe
Dyer iiP.no. not exceeutns r.'U.n».. ,,!Wo
lw.00 ' :iit.wi .fc
!HM>J " 4",n-'.. ,.«ic
"        HMO " .'"O.'Hi...    G0c
Money Orders Euhsngc.
Amount In currency (exclusive of corrmlii-
■luui to be |.ai * it leii'iv. ii tm mnney orders
d twn m ur un Osn&ds, 'n or un Hit- l niuii
Kl   Kiluin an-* Kcwfnt.nillaml:
H sterling, equivalent t» * 1.83.
loe     " - i,tt.
l'-a " " a.H5,
XI " ■ |,8T,
■J " •■ 0.74.
I ■' 11.01.
4 " " IV. IH.
more Hum i»n' u
nu robo bit.
boil,* ilhrovei
reconlocJIii 13'Iu)h
A tree minor mn.v
lii'tl of i-\|ietii|lllll'.'
Any minor iiiii.v, nl  the
■ ommir-MU'iMT, ulitiiin ii  null
term ot 'jn yenr*..
Nn tiiin-woi uny inliieri-l
out chill 1 romnblu unl<
nip noil iiiiiJionmli-il
Nu liiiner > hull t-nffi-r (mm nny urt nt ontin-
i-Inn orcomintottoii, nr delays on the |niii uf
I.Ih> Rnvemiui'iit nfficinln,
No claim Hlmll 1 iou tn local! hiring
last iin i'm* of holder, nor within IH months
after his death, oahse by permission ui gold
coin missloni r.
A mineiiil rluiiti til li M   he ruor.lt-il  wilhin
I.mI.i.hi.fi.-rh.niiii.il, ti wlllilu lu miles ol
offico nl minion ■< Ier,   One additional
ilu.v is allow**! lor every uUillUtnml n> mile*.
or Traction Llioioof,
AXtCUAL   l.Altolt.
Work on ench mining claim to Ihe value of
$\w mint) i •- llm nell jour from date ol nr
cnnl i>i niiii.'ttil claim.  Affidavit made .by
Ih.. holder, or hih jk.-iiI, Belting onl ll de-
liiil.'.U'nt.ui.-lit ill  ll... walk done  linml   be
tiled mill tli.< giililMiiiimiiJ-liner ,,r ulnliig
let-order, nnd a rertlflnilit i-Twa k obtained;
nml rei led bofuni tho exnlrail f each
year Irom i he date ul record nl mm.I claim
A Irce miner holding ndlohduit claims, mm
Mil-jt-it lu Mil |* iii.iii-f..| li * mivnti.iti with
Un- gold rommltsloiu'r nr mining recuidei
perform on nny ■ or more ot bucIi clulmSi
nil tlie win!; m-nii-'if   I., .-mill.. |,iin (nu ,vr.
ih .ii.im    The num.'
Express Money Kslcs.
Krmi t;iiT» uf currency of n»>iii coin, nc-
ci.iiiti't* iu distance:
I oo,OQor less....•-"* i t to,oo.,..i8 wwe
TOM  MtosOa     lon,00(lt,3fi toido
IM.U0  ,U lu Ma I    IM.OO .   88 iu 00a
nfi.on    .  ,ioto ;r>c I   muni ,. notnBic
•.-■-'.■..IHi .ii lu HOC I    100.00.., 1AC lu ll/il
»ii.i'o....»:»■ to I,iB
Monry 'irtl-m Pttyeblo io Cnoatln uirl 0 S,
1 5.00.,
No o\
■r no,
in mi
J Nutu
cr ni.
I Not 0
01 B0,
or un
pfren tuiii'
holding iM,]iihilngclnlms iu pntlnprelii|>,   in
lieu ut abovo ivuik Ihe miner most puyflOQ
..ml (let ivn'i|.t uml nCOIll llii'Miin.'.
The milling lairs ot Hi-liMi t'olumhla nn
dei-iuii.-.l In .ilti.nl  1 Hlllobt |.i..t.. linn in
mltiere, and also to nffi.nl ovpry eiicourago-
ment tn |'rus|icctora to openU|>nnd locnle
mhioral iiro|ieiUcb.   The p os|H-ctor who hns
fouin 11 ml in placo nmstmnrk bin elulm
hy two legal (hibUi, eaeli lour IucIicb Mpiuti
nii'l mu l.-.* ilimi lour feel uhuvo tlie grutnut
Tliese |iOBls are nm mil 1 and ii,
A hgal |iui*1 murkvd "discovet- noBt''untB'
also bo placed un llit lodo * here it Mas .1 n
On Nn. 1 |>iihI ItlUSl he bo uiilhii:
'J   Niuneiil claim.
U   Nam nllnciiur.
1   Dnlool tholocitili.il.
.i   Appruximnto bearhig of .Vn. •_' post.
ii   Length nml breadth nMiifm
7   Niimliorotfpol luihoilghi auilnunibero
foot h>il,,. ]. ft ,i[ location line.
On N.< 3 post nmsi bo M'rltt- n:
1   Nume of claim.
■J   .Nnu flncutor.
8    linl.'utln.'nil.m.
Tho lino from Nn l to No. 2 mast be ills
llnrt'y marked by biasing trees or plauthij
Csisds Postsxc Rslcs.
Sealed l.tt r-.
Gonads, Newfoundland and Dnlted Blitcs, la
Iter ounce or traction Mieicof.
QrestRrlta'n and foreign countries,tcpcrM
outu'c ui im uon thereof,
Regtstrstlon. \fett. cents on letters ami huh
mallei io all earl*-, ArtlClCB f> r n-(.i*nt tl. n
milHt he hBpocd Into  pOStURC* and 3 ITCClpI
obialned IB mloutea prior io mail closing,
rot-til Cards,
Por Canada ami tbe Unlit d staler. I cent eachi
tor iiti-'.i Britain, Now'ound and, ami ;.u
p.'htal rmuii counlrtea, 2cents each. Ito ir
cards (Canada ottty)9 cents eacb. Noih'n*(
must be aitiched to •> (loatcatd normiui
defared,  PtIrate cards can be need adlxlug
I cent htain|< iii ranaOa, 1ml nut 10 outside
Ncwf-phper* ar.tl l'< rio Urn-H.
Cansdl an.i United natce, i cent i»r i ounceai
■ iiii-'<- ■-; 1'it-i  nut   loot.- llun  I uunce, I Jr.
Ore*t nrttatn and Piwts1 Union countries, t
ceni ft'r Bounce*. Papers muat i "i be sealed
ajtalnut inapecnom inusi not contain en-
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name and addrcs*.
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9 'i x I fi x I ft:
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United siaien. i cenl per n--.  Limit B pounda
n i'Bl !>•.' open lo In |xi'if uii and Hut. e in ens-
Locations mado ou Sunday or public
iIiijh ore mil tor Unit reasou Invalid.
in It
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II. 1.
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Il.'iirt  Hnnjrcr.
Ilominion Crtbinct Ministers.
lll'ir.M.-iilTAW A.
Aeconlltig to Vr. tha Ministry (, mw.1
Will July, 1SU0.
Tin. llun. ".Willi  l.imii.r, I'riwiluil i.i lln
l*i I vy Council Pimlrr.
Tlio Hun. Sir In. In in l .1. C-rt«rliitih K. C
M 0.,Ministeroll'milenndCnmtnnrn>.
Till' Hull. Ilnlliinl IV. S....II. "•.-. r. liirvSml..
Tlio lion, sir Olivet' M.miit. K. U. Mil,
Tile Hull.   l.imiM   llinr.v   PnviH.  UiulBlOr ol
Mtlliliellllil I'-|8||0||..,
Tlie  Hun.   I'liil  Hin. Iliinl.ii, minister ul
Militiiiiniil I'c'i'iii'e.
Tlio Hon, Will. Mnliii'k. Poslmn.lor lli'iieml.
Tlie llun. S.v,li„..v A. I'ihIi.t. Mm. Agrleullnn..
The Hull. .Iii.|.|.li I   Tori.', Mill. I'llli. llurks.
Tli" llun  llninn.I II   liulnli mnl,,.ui .mil.
Tlie Hull. Win. S. Holillng,  Mill „l Piiiniii...
The llun. Anlri.»ll   UluTr, Mill Bl»r Ol llnil-
WtaVfl nml .'iilnils.
The Hull. t'lillBli,|ilier A  (leutlriuli. (nilliulll
The llun. i iiliun sm,in. Minisii r ul Interior,
.Vol iattittiililni't.
Tlio Hon. 0. rii-'inirii'k. Solicitor (Irnerill,
Tne llun. Wm. Pniii^uii.t'uiitruil rCitBtom..
The llun Sir Henri II. .lulv ile l.ulliinieri', K.
I'. M   II.. t'lilllrulleriillillliml II...',line.
Clerk ul iin-l'i i's Pliny C il I lleiiii-
l.vtlur r, Jolin.l. M.il,.., Bsqnlre,
lli/lli Coaillllmtlotior tor t'nlimlti.
The llun Sir ll.iiinlil Snilih. (I.I-. M.II., 17
Vli tor n .Inel, I Ion, s. IV,
Provlnclfll liouTnmt'iil of II. C.
I.I..(lun rnui-Tlio Hun  Kllgltr Demliiev.
I'riViileSei'ielnrv—i:,|,t   M. Ilii-liillilsiiil.
jT.ei'lllili' VtiUll 11
Minlsl'l' uf PiniiiH'e mnl Attrlfiiltiin', llun.
.1. II. T n er, Pti'init'i'.
Attorn../ (1,'iiernl—llun. 1). M. KIhtIb.
Clilt'f CoiiimlBBlonor ol l.iiiuts nn' Woiks—
Hou. 0  11. Uiirtin
Provlinilnl Hporettirj uml Minisii r ol Mluo.-
Ilnn   'lllll'S linker.
Presiile.il uf t'unneil-lloli C. E.  Poolev.'Q
Clerk uf Council—lion, JotnoB linker.
Lfghhttlfh Amiably.
Kiist. Koulenn.v—Holt. 'Rules link- r.
.. est Kontcttay, Norlh—J. M. Kellle,
'• " Sutilli—,1. P, Hume.
ll?intrtai»at*-Attorney il, ufrnl'i tlfflrp.
Attorney (leneinl-Hon. I». M   KbortB. Q o.
Deputy AMorney Oelfbrill—Artl II. Suiiili.
frown Al turney—(vuci'iit.)
Provincial Sccnltary-H Office.
„J!\° T", '''" s'ini"nl»'- Trtickhorsos p, ovlnolnl Secretary ntul Minister olMlnc-
.plnd.Ieal nloiif-the sodden  street, pn-     llun. .Iiiines linker,
tlently, honvlly. | Printing llumin
niiiilye lie Vere stood nt the window   Queen's Prlutir-It. H olfemlen.
lookiniir out on a sloppy nnd   dismnl j 7-reflsiir'- Department
world.   The  loneliness   of   tlio   day. Minister ol Fliinnco uud ABriciiliuie-IIon.
weighed on hor soul. ,T. H. Turnir.
"1 nm henrt hunifrrv,"   she   sighed. | l-nmU anil Worln
"Aye, henrt. hungry." I Chief CorotnlBBlonrr-Hon 11. II. Mnrlin.
■Bill whnt ma the use? There would JlBiior tminctor.
be liver for oroiikfust just tlio same.—  InBneotor-lt. J. Skinnor.
Indianapolis Journal, , I Siiprcmii fourt.
— ■  "fifiW       lteglstrnr-II. II T. Ilruke.
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Anx oils Mother-I don't understand   Curator-'. Pnimln.
how It is, Hertie, that you are at tho , 7i/,rirr
b°nt°w™^,-Vl""'.."'"S!',-    .    a I I.lbrarlon-11. E. dusneil.'
Bertie—I don't understand it,myself; . /. ii e
l,ut rknowif.dreadlulea.sy.-Tit.Bita. ' fnJ„,i„tpni,1,„^P. B, „„„,,.
$2.00 par Year.
Great Northern
The Surveyors Chain Alnde
It the	
Shortest Transcontinental Route
ll in liic iiiimf iim.li.rii in i-ifiti-imi'iit.    II In
llii'i.tilv line int'iiiii)' liiitititiim clllb m.-iii
ntr-t.   11 in the only line torvlng tai-obou ibd
ll III l-lilh' |>liill.
Through ihe Orandettt Scenery in America by Daylight.
Attractive lours during the fwuoti ol n v-
ignlloii on (In-lit Lakes via Pnluili in eon-
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Hou call
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The Cheapest, Quickest and
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Toronto, Boston,
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Halifax, Philadelphia,
Chicago, St. Paul
...AND AM....
Eastern and European Points.
Through Sleepers Dully. Tourist f'nrB aa iC la -
out cluing. lo.Ht runt ilnil.v, HuMuii
every Wednesday, Turuniu
oeery Punilny.
l.'nnnilinn HtcflniBhip Line, IClnprrss uf Inilin,
Kni|ir,'.n nf .liirnn. KmiireHH nt ' liiiin,
suillligfui-Chinn, Mny 10th, nnd
every I hree weeks tlierenfl er.
riiiiiutinii Anstrnllnn BtcnmshlpB Wnrrlmo,
Hlowera. ami  Aurnnsi. Btiil fur Honolulu,
Hiivii mnl AilBlruliu on llio llllli ol every
For lull pnrtieiilnrB nn to time, ratoB, cte.,
npplv lu iionreBt lliikot agent, or to
Ticket Agent, Vnni'on er,
orto OEO. Mel. Ilium N,
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(The CRANBROOK HERALD has a guaranteed weekly circulation of 1,000 copies. As an advertising medium, therefore, it is at the
head of the list.   Write for rates.
I i ve batUM throiiKii advornlty when nkiea
were blue on' bright
To win of fickle fortune but a feather In
th« flRllt,
An' I've nevwr fill n Hurry nor the snmll.
est mile illHtn-sMod
I Till Bol liail wink lo Blumber In the rnnUt
.if the West,
j k always iecnu-.l lhat even, with Uh .lurK
iii'MW' Hh daw,
.,i,'l,t forth u host o' pygmU-it, an* them'
little trouMi's Rrew
Till,   Ilko   Gulliver,   they   houml   tn.',  an'
when hui'i- huil m aily Ktuie
I I Mt n pen.-.- come Rti-nlhiR tlirmiRh llio
•MteWuy nt tin' ilawn,
I |'vt tain awn he so Iroulilt-tl, mi' ii-lom*ln'
i        iliroufth Un- nlRht,
A hopIO'   I'd  he  Rill-lot]  In  th,. *.,lOis    q*
truth »n' rlftht,
vr.siliii' wlih my conscience over some-
tlllll'  I hill 'line,
j Or elne R-pluniilir duties with id, n iin- „■
1 i lu> sun;
An*  I've qoiijiireil up tin- sorrows that It
seemed w.-re lure lo full
t'pon me an' la wrap me In a sort o' sombei
lltil the ills havo alwaya vanished wlionthe
mornlhg cried: Begone!
An" a dream a'peace came Healing through
tin- gateway of the ilawn.
An" so I iay to sinners, an' to saints who
strive twwrll.
Tin- cares that came upon you when the
shades o' sorrow reii
Will vanish with ihe vision of a soul-en*
lightened day,
An' (Imi will wlpo Ihe tear*dropB from youi
uwoilen . yes away,
The hunt of Utile worries thai beaei you
through tho nlghl
Shall «tr«i in ntoatth i n'. Imi. In a, shall he
rrt'Wtiluii In their IliRht,
An" the rest will I*,   tin   m ■■>■;■ .-,,-• ui.
ills you've in
When   that   holy   pian      i mi ■■■   at pall na
through ilir ku!   way ut tlie dawn,
-hqj rurrell Or      i i.. ilh    Weekly.
ll wns two years sin > .'..
1,1.1 left his homo in n ijiiii-t li
lie Dili.
lown tO fleck  In - foiliiin
.-.:         ■
I nr two years eat li
.     ■    ,   !
i.'inul liini nl. Ins ile          i
■i    tin I
. utile house in < hi ■■■"    1!
i.'ftUllilti' iu seem ni ■ it
hrougha brothcrof h   ■
ii r, who was im" I'hiei
\.[irH"   ItlUl--   II'' '   >>    '     ■
fin' mon' lonesome, [h'i'li ...
timl novor boon nw.n  from h n
itnoug BtutUiger« In   ■
When  bo  ills'   ■
world's fail' mnl other u
lie city u wonderful I        .ii
n  boy, but Hi.' ■■ ileiloi
may, nod Uie lm , -«■; 11. > 1
■im oj In* foil h       ti ,•
it range Intnl.
Porn time benll - ledi li irelu
n*en his habit, nt I       . but lhe\ \\
inch lnrge plnr        il the em
.>ii nnd young '   '     ' >   ■ ■■! :n ■
•" difWyly ft...,, il..   , .
i ne'- 'tiii-Mit- (llm   -    •   '    '. Ihi' It.ifiit
•' si iving a wai     H< y nil
mvii   nequnintii-■ I
liip of Ills sister       I ■
right Brallo of i i I'.tn, wli • ii
'   pop  In kii in • I
i ii n volume of
.vhen her fnthei- would    im
■■> his marketing.    The
vhoin some of !i<- I-
Med, nnd with whom i
dm nt homo, souu ■
•111.   Soraehov* It ilidn'i
the fellows to gn  i ■ •■
ivIUi ii fniuilinr • hip    i   '
uidn'OIollo, Kit, ol I :*
irul iu spite of bin-sell In
il .in aversion to tln*in in
■r  makq   himself   enti rt,  n nnd
Iropped them.
\l hist gohsngrcni
>»'   SttrOj   an   nine !i   " nl  ■ '      l    dly
tnow there hud been     i
e is  there,     For  several
ii Hie opposite end ■ '       i '' •'
"^liiuriitit where .Ii ' ''
i.eeii occupied  by n u  i le
ittle wotniin, whose    ■ ■   . ' ■ fed
he darkest of blue eyes ivhose
'lightly pouting   I ■      ■    '    roiimb '
hooks glOWCd With I he natural henll
which onn never Ik* duplic iied h> m
mil wh'cli only coutitr.i  nir ■      '■' ■''■
I'he OflXt thy "he " ■'■ '    "'"'''
mil the next unit the ne\i    i ■ m
•nine tn look forwm I ■ ■"
ieo tho bright fare ..Mir i
One dny, the chair wan \
'oe, wilh a sense nt   ■ ' ;'
'iieiit, \atW9 why ii wn« I '' fnr'
ivnrd so ongeHy'l" the n '!' 1'"';|!'
I'he next tiimiitiine he '■•''' I nrtleulnr
pniim with .his toilet nnd wot po iin
patient Mint he wns nt the table (Iw
minutes before Ills necii-ti.nicil time.
3ho wns not. then', mnl M» lienrl snnlt.
A minute Inter ii I "1"1 ''' " ;,■<,"'
ww tha wall-known ngnrpeniu ugdown
lie aisle, Ah she pulled Imek her chair
'"■eparntorv to taking lier seal, some*
how orbtifl'r, .Toe never(pilk* knew how
'»■ bnppetit'd. ihe big blue eyes Unshed
for a moment Into hi- and he »*ns on
his feet, blushing und bowing.
This was tlie beginning, nnd it be-
some customary to bow, In Ier losllsltln
by side nnd tnik during lunch, nnd, if
time permitted, to walk with her as fnr
is Uu. Monailiioek building, "hore she
was employed. He hnd vainly tried to
discover her name, but when he hnd
naively informed her Hint it wns awkward to call her "Sny." she had -asked
iilm to eat! her simply Miss Margaret,
adding that this was what she wns must
generally balled nnd was most accustomed to.
This went on for several weeks nnd
Toe hnd several times been on the verge
of asking for her address, that."m-might
•"til, or asking ber to accompnny hint
■othetheater.buthekept delaying, fearing that be might rupture the growing
friendship nnd be left ngnin to himself
nnd the lonesomeness of feeling that bo
knew almost no one.
One noontime (and Joe will always
remember it) she was not In ber ocous-
lometi place, although tho tiny before
"he hud been speculating whnt tho bill
of faro would be. He ate ns slowly ns
he eould nud spent bis whole noon hour
m the restaurant, but when he left tbo
chair wns hi ill vacant. The next, dny
[be K!nm. experience, He reproaolied
himself for not finding out, moro about
«er—perhaps she was sick or had met
w-"ha.n accident, At any rate, she knew
nt, nnd
his iinnie mid address—why didn't bIi
ni least drop him a line? Surely it wu
cruel to leuvo him In sueb uncert&lnt)
He brooded over what might posstbl;
havo huppcued to ber, till his health be
gnu it> (ml.  lie ucver thought the dail;
walk nf ii few liltu'ks eould menu &
much iu him.
Several weeks passed by and tbu thai
'-till euiitiniied vacant. On theveryda-;
his two yeurs wus up Joe remouiberei
thai she had Bpokeuof Oeonomowooon<
dny in connection witb her family, II
would ask for a few dnys' respite fron
work and go up there. He bud neve
iihked for u vncutlon uml tbey surt'l;
would mn refuse him, Besides, it wu,
nol fur 1'i'ini CUIcngoaud many Cbicagi
uiL'ii .vent up Saturday nights to spent
Sunday with their fnmities who wen
stopping thero. Anyhow, he would gt
for Ihe reid of the week—possibly In
ii ighl see her or hear of her and tin
elinugc would do him good even if In
The next morning, Wednesday, hi
alar ted, lie could only be spared fo
the i-'-i of tho week, but what iiiigh
imi li;i|i|n ii in four whole days? Whet
he, armed al the depot of the pretty Iii
ile Wi eouslu town he found blmsel
nnxiou.-l.-i   looking around, though hi
eondeiiu.ed himself for his fooli-shin'M
in doing -■ why should she bearount
Ihe di | it if she wns In the town?
— ' : he hud -registered at a hotel In
"• ■'    red  aimlessly nbout the town
win    : ■■■ ibe handsome houses and tin
>ii twin lakes, and wutching tin
im lies, filled wiib happy   campers
irting to ami fro. In the uf-iernooi
1 hired n bout and tried to lish, bui
after a couple of hours' effort, whet;
onlji :i couple of sickly-look Ing dogflsl
n wniilod his eiTorts, ho pnwi it up i'
: iifil nnd returned to the hotel.
Ai 'litmer thnt evening he wus mini
aware of the fact that a circus wns I,-
(own by u couple sitting across tin
table from liim, who had come in from
the Burronndtng country mid were go
Ing. lu the barber shop nlso there wni
nothing talked of but the circus, li
made him feel qultent home to see tb.
■ nihiiHUMit created by the mere fact ol
i circus being in town. How 'different
from Chicago, where nothing seemed t.
be nble to command but passing in
Then be remembered thnt at home
■vcrybody went lo the circus—why
li'iiiMn't they do it here'.1—and per-
liapf i he might be there, lie would gi
lo i lit> eircus.
it was a tittle lute when Joe reached
il.'- 1. ni. lie had not calculated on
how many would bo abend of him for
I lie single barber's chair nor bow loiif*
i   would lake il'he hotel bootblack tn
ni' :i satisfactory glass on his shoes,
v. in- entered tho tent ho went down
i be i pen space to the ropes and shirting
it one end glanced ob critically nt each
i i.e nn tho lllckerlng of the gasoline
lamps   would allow.    Of a sudden  he
<loppcd, nibbed his eyes mid   looked
igtiin,   Yes, surely tbnt was Margaret,
iking fairer nnd more winsome than
■ • r, appearing quite out of place among
tin- rustles who surrounded ber—nnd,
e.under of wonders, there wus un empty
nl beside her. In u mutter of teu
minutes .loe bad forced his way to
\\ here she sat und found himself nt her
side. She appeared glad to see bim nml
Ino fell supremely happy ns explanations nn both sides were being made -
though he thought it strapgo that she
unsigned no reason for her sudden do*
pin turo from Chicago,
All things must have nu end nnd the
■ntertnlnineut eame to » closet  Joe's
r. quest lo "see ber home" had been tlC-
enpted nud ho seemed to bo trcndlugou
alt* ns he left tho lent with tlio littlo
baud resting lightly on bis arm. As they
wero (tearing a crossing uud .toe wus
opening up the subject of carrying on
;i correspondence n woman's formenmo
under the light across ihe way. Mor*
gtiMt bnlf turned around to go back
with a "Gracious, there's mill'* .loe
looked more closely nnd saw a middle-
aged woman with n determined-looking face hurrying toward them, Sho
took Margaret sharply by the arm and
drew her to one side us she snid;
"I've   been   hunting   for you every-
where -whnl made you ohnnge your
Bent? We won't trouble this young
man for bis company nny further"*—
with a scathing look nt Joe—"I'm
ishntned of you, out wilh n young mini
nnd your wedding only three days oil'.
I'll be glad when Prank bus you to look
nfier Instead of me."
And us Mnrgiiret was being hurried
nway from him across the street, Joo
entighl Ihe gleam of Ihe ring on the Utile baud thai wub Surreptitiously waved
to bim.*—Chicago News.
I .IUT UH Nhe Iff,
Lawyer—You sny you saw the prisoner, my client, commit the murder? Remember, you arc on your oath, How do
you know you saw him?
Wituess—I saw him with my own
"Did you have on your spectacles?"
"I never wear spectacles,"
"Vou don't? How do you know you
don't need them? How do you know
you don't see incorrectly? Answer tbnt.
Did you ever have your eyes examined?"
"Only once. I applied for a position
on tl rn i I road, a nd wns refused because 1
eould not tell an olive-green zephyr
from it Koa-green one."
"Ah, ha! Gentlemen of tbe jury, tho
witness admits that he is color blind,
nnd yet he stood up here und perjured
bis soul to injure my client, when bis
cwn testimony shows be can't tell u
white man from n negro."—N.Y, Week-
All Iin Could Uo.
"Your boy is-simply a depraved boy
Mra. Itronson," said the physician.
'You need u doctor of the soul, not ono
of my profession."
"I didn't know, doctor," snid the tired
little woman, "but what you might helo
me a little with advice."
"Xo, madam, Ibe only thing 1 can
prescribe for him is a mixturo of
strychnine nnd prusslo acid." — Hay
City (.'hat. *..   K--
"Ye-es," said Mrs, Cratge, as we sat
sewing in her cozy sewing-room, "most
folks uotice tbat tidy."
The tidy in question was a nightmare vision, a combination of gaudy colors never to bo found excepting in those
horrors devised by the economical to
use up "odds and ends." It wus made
of canvas, nml bits of zephyr wool, left
from more niubitious pieces of work,
were wwed in pell-mell, without regnird
to color, in u set black that was
enough to set anybody's teeth/on edge,
"Do—do you admire ItV" I asked,
fearful of giving offense by plain speak-
The old lady took off her spectacles,
wiped them, put them on again, leaned
her head ou one side, and suid, slowly
and gently, Io u voice mild US now milk:
"My deair, I think it's theimost unutterably hideous object I ever beheld
In Hi*' whole. 70 yeurs of my life. Nobody could huve. made thut tidy but
Tom's widow,"
"Obi" I said, not knowing exactly
how to answer, for Mrs. Cralgo wns ul-
tnost a stranger to me. My husband,
who was a missionary preacher, was
mnking a lecturing tour und Mrs.
Cratge, nn influential member of the
1-ivanstown congregation, hud invited
mo to stay with ber and rest from, much
weary travel. I was aoou made to feel
at home In'the dear old lady's motherly
cure, but it is easily understood thai 1
could know nothing of herself or her
neighbors and family excepting what
sbe chose to tell me.
"You do not know who Tom's widow
>.!s, my dear," sbe suid, presently, ns I
stitched in respectful silence; "how
should you? Tom was my son; one of
my sons, 1 should say, for 1 bud nine,
and four daughters, though you And me
alone. Some arc dead, some nre married, but all who are living httVO their
own homes and families. Tom went to
California nml started a business; be
married thero, and when be died It wns
natural for me to suppose thnt his
widow would remain iu her own borne,
among her own people. Tom wns not
30 when lui died, and 1 knew she wus
vory mueh younger, But one day when
I was grieving, as mothers will, my dear,
for my sou, there walked in a little
mite of a figure tbat I should have taken
for a child but for tlie heavy widow's
dropertos. She came straight to me,
lifted her veil, uud, looking out of a
pntr of buby blue eyes straight iuto my
face, suid:
"'I nm Daisy, dear mother, Tom's
widow. I am nil aloue iu the world, but
Tom suit, he was sure if I came to you,
you would be good to me.'
"I took ber straight into my henrt,
the little, winsome darling,and 1 loved
ber us my own. Ho, my dear, if I tell
you of my trials with ber, do uot think
it was from want of love."
1 was sure II was not, for the dear old
lady's voice was full of tenderness.
"It wis lonely for her for one thing,"
said Mrs. Crtilge, "for ber mourning,
nnd it was n decp-hoarted sorrow, kept
hor secluded; und as there was uo need
for her to employ herself usefully, she
begun to plan delightful surprises for
me. Sbe was possessed by a very demon for fancy work. While she exercised it upon sofn cushions and footstools with distorted dogs and dislocated cats embroidered in Berlin wool
upou them, I endured iu patience, although my old-fashioned ideas were
certainly amazed at the sums .Daisy
spent ou materials, Tom had left her
well provided for, and'os she hnd no expense here, her pocket-money was n
vory handsome income. As I said, I did
not object, to the poor little lonely
child taking all tlie pleasure she could
llnd iu embroidering hideous deslgus
on canvas, nud putting the results in
ttio most conspicuous places in tbe
bouse, but this mild form of her mania
scou gave place to tbe desire to tx-
eel iu every species of work that came
up to waste the money and time of
idle women. This old bouse, which wns
in my husband's family before the- revolution, is full of treasures endeared to
by nge and association, and our
sailots nnd travelers hove added many
a relic to tho ornaments nnd furniture.
'1 lie first piece of vandalism tbut I was
UXpeotod to admire, uud secretly
gronoed over, wus the potlchonmnle
transformation of a pair of Venetian
glass vases that my son Henry brought
from Kurope for tne. They stood iu
the spure room, nnd never was a servant allowed to touch them, tbe exquisite, fragile beauties! Imagine my
horror wben Daisy exultantly led me
to tbe room und displayed her handiwork. My lovely vases! Inside of each
one was pasted n colored landscape cut
from paper, over which a garland of
leaves was varied by bunches of grapes,
currants, cherries, tlowens, birds and
butterflies. Then the inside was plastered with blue paint. What was on my
tougue was never spoken, for tho blue
eyes danced with delight at my supposed pleasure, and how could I be
cross to Tom's widow?"
"Could you never get it off?" I asked,
"Never. My vases wore ruined. The
next really dreadful deed, varied by nt roc-
ities of minor importance, was Daisy's
discovery of my great-grand mother's
wedding-dress, a white-brocaded satin
that we cherished fur more than uny
old gold, but which Daisy ruthlessly
cut into pincushions, embroidering
each one and producing them triumphantly for a Christmas surprise. Tbo
girls were here—my girls—nnd my
sons nnd their wives, and there arose
such n howl as sent the woo blue-eyed
mlto to my arms in sliccr terror. It
was at tbnt party that Willie Norman,
whose brother is my Kate's husband,
first saw Daisy. Long after the others
hnd forgotten the pincushions, I saw
Willie in u comer with Daisy, evidently consoling her. Two babies, together, my dear, though Willie is the dear-
eat fellow! He came over quito often
after that (they live at Fern wood, ten
miles from here), and was kind enough
to discover ull sorts of latent talent in
Daisy for decorating everything wilhin reach. What I suffered frum the
decaleomania fever never cun be described.
"I can imagine it I hnd five sisters,
and we were all smitten," Isold, "What
Btarted ns a beauty to cover unsightly
spots sooil became a frenzy! My mother came to tho rescue at lust and
scrubbed uwuy every inch."
"Willie brought her all the designs
to be found, and curried thechinu she
decorated (?,i to he baked I Oh, my
dear! The tea set made in Canton for
Mr, Craiigu's grandmother's weddiug
present, with gilt, monograms uud
quuUit handles to the cups, all different,
was decorated, curried off by Wlillo, the
horrible- pictures nil baked in and then
presented to mc for a birthday gift.
I eould not tell you half, no, not the
twentieth part of tlie dreadful destruction. You can see, dear, that the house
Is finished inside with oak, to whioh
not a brush had ever been touched,
but years of rubbing, waxing nnd polishing have made Ilko glass. We pride
ourselves, I assure you, upon our ou-k
"And well you may," I said. "I have
admired it more than I can tell you."
"Then you can imagine my consternation when I came home, after a fortnight's visit to my dn tighter, Marian,
to find Daisy wus painting tlie doors
of the dLning-room in. juinels. W 11 e
luul put ou the first coat all over two
doors—whHo point, my dear! The
panels were in red, blue, green,yellow
—each a different color—and upon euch
a different design. Such spiky grassl
such stiff leaves, thut looked ns if they
were cutout of tan! such wooden birds,
thnt looked as if their wings were held
apart witb a skewer! such staring roses,
tluring-with red paint—"
" 'Such un altogether!' " I quoted, ns
tbe dear old Judy paused.
"I groaned in spirit, but consoled myself by hoping that some new fancy
would spare my grand old oaken doors.
And my hopes were verified. Daisy
tired of panel painting when the dining-room was finished, uml last spring
L huil the. doors planed down. They
nre. a little thinner, but will polish up
to the old tone in time,
"Uut after that day Willie was more
cautious about ber undertakings,
though more devoted to her. She hnd
been with me then nearly three yeurs,
and she luul recovered from ber first
grief. She was very youug, not 20
when Tom died, and looking like a little girl, So when she shyly ventured
upon a white dress and some blue ribbons, and eame down to tea looking
{frightened at her own temerity, I said,
"'What a pretty dress, and how pretty
my Daisy looks in it.'
"'You don't think It is forgetting
Tom, do you?' she asked, with quivering lips.
" 'I am quite sure you will never forget Tom,' I said, kindly, for she was
t rembliug all over, 'but I am as sure that
Tom loved you too welt to wish your
young life spent in mourning, even for
him. It is nut u nil for you to be joyous,
dear, uud nothing gives tne so much
pleasure as to hear you sing or see you
"She had been wearing her blue ribbons for some months when the scrap-
pieture and cnrd-collectiug lunacy
started. I bore my portion of the
martyrdom ns valiantly .as I could. I
saw a priceless old Chinese jar thut was
un heirloom plastered over with butterflies and grotesque heads, and varnished, and did not faint; I endured
patiently when a costly Japanese vase,
a present from a dear old friend, shared
the same fate; but ut last the traditional straw was laid upon the earners
I looked nt the dear old face, lighted
by a half-eomieul twinkle of the eyes,
nud wondered where such angelic patience could have given way.
"One of my boys," said the old ludy,
"my Paul, was a surgeon in the navy,
and from every voyage he brought me
treasures that became sacred when he
sailed away and never returned.
Amongst theso doubly precious possessions was a sandal-wood table, a masterpiece of carving, with a top polished
like marble. The heavy ceuter-leg
branched off Into feet of curved leaves,
nipporting the center, which wns
onrvod Iuto exquisite garlands of
flowers, twisted round a tree trunk,
But the beauty of the wood itself was
the only ornament of the Hat top.
"The table stood in a small room off
tbe parlor, that wns seldom used, unless
we hud company, and I never imagined
it in nny danger until, coming rather
unexpectedly from a walk, I saw Willie's bend nnd Daisy's bent over It. I
hurried into tho room. Ob, my dear!
the whole beautiful top wns covered
witli hideous advertising cards nailed
oa with brass-beaded tacks.
'"Oil, mother,, Daisy cried, 'don't
come in!   Tt is not finished.'
" 'How dare you touch that?' I cried,
nnd then cried like a baby. 'Paul's
table!' 1 sobbed.   'You have ruined it!'
"It wns the first time I had ever
spoken harshly to her, and she was like
n child.
"'Ob, Willie,' she snid, 'she is angry,
and I thought she would be so pleased.'
"Willie was equal to the emergency.
He took her in his arms, and cried, in
great indignation:
"'It's a shame! Don't cry, Daisy!
Ob, Daisy, be my wife, nnd you may nail
scrap pictures on every table in my
"Did you ever hear of such a proposal? Two babies, my dear. Dut
they have been very happy, and there is
not any aesthetic horror wanting In
their home. Storks on one log. reeds,
sunflowers, lilies, dadoes and friezes.
Hut there is a third baby now, nearly a
year old. I expect to hear of that infant in classic costume, with a lyre in
I her bands, some day; but I can bear it,
My responsibilities came to an cud
j when Daisy ceased to bo Tom's widow,"
' — IS. Y, Ledger.        . .
Tlie momentous interview between
Mrs. Jefferson Wnylund und Mr. Hopkins wus over nt. lust*—nud the lady was
heartily glad that it wus so. All her
smiles uud suuvity were needed—all her
Blender stock of patience was exhausted.
"Of all intolerable creatures, 1 do
think nn old bachelor is the most intolerable," thought .Mrs. Way land to
herself, looking ut Mr. Hopkins with
the sweetest and most Interested of
expression. "I wonder if he really
means to stny here all day—end I have
nn engagement ut two!"
Hut Mr. Hopkins had risen to his feet
nt last, \\ ith an "nhem," and a manifest
intention of going, and Mrs. Wayland
rose, too, with a soft rustle of silken
robes and expensive laees.
"Then you think, madam, that circumstances ure tolerably auspicious as
regards the consummation of my matrimonial happiness within a very brief
period of time?" was Mr. Hopkins' final
"My dear sir, I am quite sure of it."
answered Mrs. Wayland, emphatically,
us she followed Noah Hopkins, Esquire,
to her front door.
Xoah wus a tall, portly gentleman,
something on the shady side of 50, with
massive gold eye-glasses, nnd scanty
hair, brushed carefully to bide the bald
spot, en the crown of his respectable
head—a gentleman who pronounced his
words slowly and scutentlously and
somehow seemed to curry in his very
presence the auriferous idea of bank
stock, railroad bonds and productive
"Yes, but, madam, Miss Wayland la
so \ cry—ahem! —so remarkably undemonstrative—I might even say so decidedly cold in her manner—"
"Oh, my dear sir," smoothly interrupted Mrs. Wayland, "that is the way
with all girls at this interesting period
of their lives. Nothing on earth but
maidenly shyness—natural girlish
timidity, I assure youl"
Mr. Hopkins looked gratified, but still
"You nre quite certain, then, that slue
rcnlly loves me?"
"There cannot possibly lie a doubt
v, it, Mr. Hopkins!"
And Noah Hopkins departed, trending gleefully over the ringing pavements ns his thoughts reverted ever and
nnon to the pretty 18-year-old damsel
who wus, eupid willing, so sooa to become Mrs. Hopkins.
But whnt did ISessy Wayland herself
think of H? And how did nhe contemplate the near approach of orange blossoms and wedding ring?
She sat there by the window, ns ber
mother returned from bidding a ceremonious adieu to Mr. Hopkins, a modern edition of Niobe, "all in tears."
She was small and fragile, with shady
blue eyes, rather large and languishing;
light brown hair that had an irresistible.
Inclination to curl all over ber head in
tiny gold-burnished rings, and cheeks
where changing dimples hid awuy
among the loveliest roses.
"Crying ngnin, my dear?" snid Mrs,
Wnylund, In accents of mild reproach,
"Really, Bessie, your conduct is most inscrutable."
"Mamma!" sobbed Bessie, flashing rebellion from the brimming blue orbs,
"I bate Mr. Hopkins!"
"My dearest child!" exclaimed the
horrified mother, "don't let me ever
bent* you say such a shockingly unladylike thing again! When he is so eon-
descending as to notice a child like
"Yes, but, mamma—"
"I quite understand the meaning of
this new freak of obstinacy," went on
Mrs. Wnylund, sternly. "You have seen
Charley Evans again."
"I couldn't help it, mamma," faltered
Bessie; "lie was at the door just ns I
camo out of church Inst night, nnd when
"The Ideal" ejaculated Mrs. Wayland,
holding up lioth her hands and looking
nppcoltngly at tlie celling, us if for Inspiration, "And you can actually stoop
to fancy a clerk In Mr, Hopkins' bank*
ing establishment!"
"Hut f don't 'fancy' him, mamma," re-
turned Bessie, stoutly; "I lovehiniwith
my whole heart."
"Bush" sh—hi"exclaimed Mrs.Way-
land, authoritatively, "You will lie
married a month from to-morrow toMr.
Hopkins, Charley Evans to Iho contrary
notwithstanding. And now let us sit
down nnd make out a complete list of
the dresses and things you will wnnt."
"i don't care for dresses," pouted Bessie; but Mrs. Wayland paid nonltentlon
whatever to her remonstrance nnd
opened her tablets, pulling the pencil
thoughtfully to her lips.
"You sec, we must be very careful at
first, for Mr. Hopkins is so exceedingly economical—It won't do to shock his
Ideas of what is proper and fitting."
Bessie winked nway the. tears nnd
listened—nay, she almost smiled as
ber mol her wrote down item after item.
Mrs. Wnylund could have hugged herself for her diplomacy.
"The girl never yet lived who eould
resist the attraction of new clothes nnd
nn outfit of dresses," she thought, "1
knew how to bring the willful little
minx to reason!"
"Bessie," s'.ie said, ns she finally closed
'tin little set of tablets and restored tho
pencil to its place within them, "Mr.
Hopkins is coming to tahe you out
walking to-morrow."
"Very well, mnmmn."
"Aud I think you bad better wear
your blue silk with tbe double satin
folds. Never mind about putting on
your new earrings and pin. Mr. Hopkins bus some rather peculiar ideas.
nnd might consider them a little extravagant for people, in our circum-
"Yes, mnmmn," snid Bessie, asdoollo
is a four-year-old child.
She was all ready, looking exceeding-
y lovely in the blue silk drosa, wben Mr.
S'onh Hopkins called for her, uceord-
ng to the programme, next morning.
"What a lucky fellow I am." thought
Noah, exultantly, as be drew the little
gloved hand within his arm, with a sensation of proprietorship very agreeable
to experience.
"IK> stop a minute, Mr. Hopkins,"
said Bessie, ns tbey reached the glittering splendors of a jeweler's window,
"I just wan', to look ut those pretty
things! Aren't thoso rubies perfectly
splendid. You're going to buy me u
sefOf emeralds and diiiniondts aren't
you, when we are married? And a real
Geneva watch with a bouquet of brilliants on tho case? And a pair of those
lovely link bracelets? I ucver hod much
jewelry, but when I'm married, I menu
to buy everything thnt is pretty. And
you'll get me a parure of big white
pearls, won't you?"
"I—I'll think of it," stammered Mr.
Hopkins, rather taken aback by the
extent of his bride-elect's expectations,
"lt will be so nice to huve a rich hue-
band," went on Bessde, artlessly.
"Mamma says you'll let me have a carriage and a pair of darling little cream-
colored ponies, that I can drive myself,
with silver-mounted harness, und—"
"Y-yes, but you don't consider, my
dear—horses are shockingly expensive,*'
interrupt ed Noah, wiping his brow with
u huge yellow silk pocket handkerchief.
"What of that? You're rich, aren't
you? I shall have a housekeeper, and
two maids, and a colored waiter, and
white kid gloves—"
"Kid gloves are two dollars a pair,
my dear," apologetically put in Mr.
"That's nothing, as long as one has a
rich husband! We shall go to Saratoga, or the White mountains, for ut
least two months every year, of course.
I always did sigh for a guy life and plenty of excitement."
"Sixty dollars a week for eight weeks
—four hundred and eighty dollars!"
mentally computed Noah, with a slight
shiver. "I shull come to the poorhouse,
ns sure as I'm a living sinner!"
"And as mnny dresses as I want,"
pursued Bessie, clapping her little
hands. "Mrs. Glenn hus ;,2 silks, nnd I
don't know how many of nuns' veiling
and taffetas. Ob, Noah, how glad I am
that you are rich!"
Noah Hopkins stared confusedly
down at the bine eyes that were upturned to his so unconsciously.
"You'll have a billiard table, of
course? 1 dote on billiards—and a
yacht, for I'm so fond of tbe salt air,
und sea bathing, and—"
"I'll have a private Insane asylum and
put myself in it first!" ejaculated Noah,
driven to the very borders of distraction. "Miss Wayland, I must have entirely misunderstood *your character,
from beginning to cud!"
"I shouldn't at all wonder if you had,"
snid Bessie, demurely.
"I certainly never for an instant contemplated such frightful extravagance
as you seem to coolly take for granted."
"If I marry a rich husband I certainly
mean to use his money and enjoy it,"
suid Bessie, defiantly.
"Then, ma'am, allow me to remark
thnt you will not use mine! I—1 prefer remaining single!"
"And what's to become of me, with
all my wedding clothes ordered ?" whimpered Bessie, trying very hard to summon the semblance of mortified tears
into lier mischievous blue eyes,
"Perhaps you   might  prefer  some
younger man?" suggested Noah, with
the lively horror of n breach of promise
suit rising up before his mind's eye.  "I
understand that my clerk, Mr. Evans,
Bessie's cheeks glowed like carmine.
"Mr. Evans* situation does not justify
him in marrying—ho is too i>oor.  I'm
afraid you'll have to take me yourself."
Noah involuntarily recoiled from the
idea of pony carriages, cream-colored
horses and yachts.
"Yes, but—but our head clerkship is
vacant, ait a salary of $2,000 a year. I did
intend it for old Bogsley, but Charley
Evans is a very deserving young fellow,
Here Miss Bessie interrupted him by
standing on her tiptoe to give bim a
kiss that almost shook his resolutions
of celibacy. But he remembered the
colored waiter, with the white kid
gloves, nml stood firm!
"But what will mammasay?" suddenly questioned Bessie.
"I will make it all right with her, my
denr," snid Mr. Noah Hopkins, thinking
of the gorgeous India shawl full o*
palm leaves and pagodas, wherewith be
would propitiate the impending anger
of bis mother-in-law thnt wns not to be.
"It'll cast a deuce of a sum," thought
Noah, sorrowfully, "but It won't compare with the dally nnd hourly drain of
un extravagant wife. I'm well out of
this scrape, shawl or nosbnwl!"
Sootir littlo Bessie went triumphantly
home, to work at her wedding garments
with renewed zeal, sewing a happy
thought in with every stitch, anil
Charley Evans was tbat very day agreeably surprised with a $2,0*00 position,
formally presented to him with a little
stiff speech by Noah Hopkins, Esq.
"Poor Evans," thought Noah, as
Charley left him after a torrent of
thanks, "that extravagant little puss
will be the ruin of him, before he is n
year older; but it's no business of mine."
Nevertheless, Mr. Evans would persist in rushing blindly upon his fate,
and married Bessie Wayland on the very
dny originally set for tbe consummation of Noah's own nuptials. Mr. Hopkins went to the wedding, and muttered
thoughtfully lo himself, as the bridal
party passed beneath the arched doorway of tbe church:
hnd!"0tl Al>°ll0! Wht,tan ^cape Ihave
But Mr. and Mrs. Evans were quite
contented with the existing state of
things.-N.Y. Weekly.
—Mr. Fabre claimed that after 10
years of cultivation be secured n variety
of wheat from a common grass, the
Aegilops Ovatn," which grows abundantly nil over tbe south of Europe.
Others, however, claim tbutbewasmis-
tuken, and that the flowers of t he plants
"i ns experiments were hybridized
with wheat.
He Had Been a Hoy and Hadn't Forgotten lt.
We call him tbe funny man because
he was sad and serious, and said little
but gazed right into our souls-and made
us tell him just what was in our mind:;
at the time, and then came out witli
some magnificently luminous suggestion thut cleared every cloud away, says
Boribner's, What was more, he wouid
then go off with tm at ouce and pluy the
right thing out to its finish, earnestly
und devoutedediy, putting all other
things aside. Ho we called him the funny man, meaning only that he was different from those others who thought
it incumbent on them to play the pain*
ful mummer. Tbe idea as opposed to
the real man was what we meant, only
we were not acquainted with the
phrase. Those others, with their labored jests and clumsy contortions,
doubtless flattered themselves that
they were funny men; we, who hud to
sit through and applaud the painful
performance, knew better.
He pulled up to a walk im soon as be
caught sight of us, and the dogwtit
crawled slowly along till it stopped just
opposite. Then he leaned his ohm oa
his hand and regarded us long and soul-
fully, yet said never a word; while we
jigged up und down, in the dust, grinning bashfully, but with expectation.
For you never knew exactly what the
man might say or do.
"You look bored," he remarked, presently; "thoroughly bored. Or else—let
mc see; you're not married, ore you?"
He asked this in such sad earnestness
that we hastened to assure him that we
were not married. Though we felt he
ought to huve known that much; we
had been intimate for some time.
They Will Be Trained for Domeitlc Servants.
Tlueiro has just been founded at Calcutta an instiitution for the education
of monkeys, says on exchange.
A young monkey is taken, and before him is placed a set of blocks an
which nro painted iu capitals the letters of the alphabet. These blocks are.
in. fact, exactly similar to those which
children play with in every civilized
country in tbe world, and they are
used in precisely the same way as if
the monkey were a j-oung specimen of
the human race. There is one professor
for each monkey, and the monkey is
taught by means of the blocks to spell
certain words. If the, word is "fruirt,"
for example, tlie monkey, after having
been taught to arrange the blocks so
as to spell tho word quickly amd without error, receives a bit of fruit as his
reward. The same exercise Li repeated
wiith other words; and it is'hoped that
in time tlie simians will learn how
to read and spell and understand English, if they cannot speak it. An effort
will also be made, it is said, to educate
these beasts so that they may become
fairly efficient domestic servants. The
school is so young as yet, however, that
what i'l will accomplish is entirely a
matter of speculation. Its "professors"
are enthusiastic about their novel work
and seem to think that a new field of
usefulness will be opened up for theso
(.battering lititle beasts.
He Couldn't Spell Owwatotnle Nor Could
tlie Stenographer.
A short man, with red whiskers,
shambling gait, nud the remains of a
jug, wandered into the Midland the
other evening, and asked for a typewriter's studio, says the Kansas City
Journal. He lives in Kansas, not fur
from Topeka, and bad been here attending the football games. Luck
had walked on the same side of
the street with him in the matter
of bete, and ho -wanted to stay another week. But*his wife expected him
home, so be was in search of a typewriter to send home a letter to Berve as*
an apology for his nonappearance.
"Kansas City, this date, 96," he muttered to the typewritist. .-.
"I have that."
"My dear wife."
"Very important business will require my presenco in Qaawatomie for a
few days—"
"Let's seo," interrupted the artist.
"How do you spell thatOsawutomie?"
"Sjh?I1 it yourself, It'B your typewriter." ,
"I can't."
"Can't spell Osmwatomle?" he asked
in disgust.
"Then I'll go to Fort Scott."
Uieeti Caught In the Bwampi of M«*lw
Drought Here.
The report made from Laredo to the
•rcasury department at Washington
make constant reference to one of tho
queerest articles of import brought into
this country. These are dried Mexican
Hes, which are brought to the United
■states in large quantities to be used as
food for pet singing birds.
These flies live in the swamps in various sections in Mexico, where they are
Jaught by men who devote their'lives
to the work. The fly catchers use a
siil'cn net, and make a large haul at
jvery cast. The individual fly is culled
inoscos. It is small and delicate, nnd
its whole body nus the appearance of
having been gilded.
The flies when alive are beautiful ind
larmlees, There is a duty on theso
Mexican flies, doubtless to encourage
the home fly industry, but up to the
present time the inoscos business bus
not flourished In this country to nny
marked extent. The Imported flies are
packed in barrels, and they sell for a
high price.
Kngland's Largest Orchard.
t The largest orchard in Great Britain
is at Tottlngton, in the county of
Gloucester. It is SOO acres in extent,
nnd in some seasons yields its owner.
Lord Sudley, a profit of $50,000. The
Ircos are chiefly apples and plums.- -MPOHMMp
C07VIMERCIH1- hnd •••
OP   :   BAST  :   KOOTENAY.
";TsislfBan*iv'*^BfiT "^
As a Site for Smelters it has exceptional advantages, being the
Divisional Point on the Main Line of the Crows Nest Pass Ry.
and the most centra! point on it for the principal mines of the district, viz: The St. Eugene group
to the west-northwest, the North Star and Sullivan groups to the north-west, the Wasa group to
the north-east, the Wild Horse group to the east and north-east, the Dibble group to the east and
south-east, and the Bull River group to the south-south-east.
C. P. R. Land Commissioner, Winnipeg, Man.
V.   HYDE   BAKER,   Local   Agent,  Cranbrook,   B. C.
B. C. Land Investment Agency,
Victoria and Vancouver.
TUESDAY, : : MARCH 29, 1898.
The passion lor tlie possession of gobl
has existed si"ce tbe dawn of civi'.i:
tion—nay, it mny almost be said since
the creation of man. Philosophers at
various times have maintained tbat gold
Is a curse to maukiotl, which it may be
in' an indirect way; deprived of its
purchasing power it would be sought for
with less avidity than copper, lead or
iron, as it is ol less practical value iu
the manufacture of industrial implements and uteusils that nre almost ind is-
penslble to the production of food, raiment and other commodities necessary
toward the maintenance of the lives of
tbe rapidly increasing human family.
That the curse of gold will be more
fully realized by the world at large during the ending years of tbe present century, is plainly apparent, uot ouly In
view of tbe impending wars which
are almost inevitable, nnd which will
be brought about through the thirst
for increased dominions and enormous
war indemnities by some of tbe great
powers, but more particularly aud forcibly, .mayhap, to the residents of tin
Stntes nnd British America, owing to
their nearer proximity to the scene of
one of the greatest stampedes for gold
diggings ever witnessed duriug the history of the world.
A reference by tbe reader to tbe Victoria correspondence of THE IIeiumi
in this issue will give bim but n
faint conception, explicit as it is, of tbe
madru-b iu pursuit of gold to tbe inhospitable regions cf the north Yukon,
Not only In this insane stampede is
another illustration of tho "curse of
gold," but in the methods adopted by
the coast cities und great transcontinental railroads, through desire of gain of
gold, lo stimulate the influx of people by llitir routes, and to outfit r.t their
respective citita, ill a chase of u will-o'-
the-wisp. The pour excuse that " they'll*
go anyway, and we might us Well get
their money hs someone else," is u de-
teatlble eff rt toshifi responsibility, As
well might one encourage a man to commit suicide ai d give him a pistol with
which to blow out bis brains upon the
ground that someone else would give
him a weapon of some description uny
way, Were failure to find gold and the
loss of Lime and money Ihe most serious termination of a Klondike trip, the
matter would not be so serious. All of
us at one time or anoiher have paid for
experience with both time and money,
butfew indeed, in addition to those val-
, liable cou side rati on w, have bad to endure
the privations, tbe mental nud physical
Bufferings that those who may be so
fortunate as to return alive from their ill-
advised pursuit of ibe yellow god will
have to submit to.
Nor will the argonauts alone be the
sufferers. Tidings from husbands, fathers, sons and lovers wid be eagerly
watched (or for weeks, mouth-, years in
vain. Deslil utc wives will have become
widows,and toil in anguish and suffering
in n vain endeavor to supply food and
raiment to fatherless and starving chil-.
tolreit. Giny-halred niothers will offer in
vain piayeis (or the safe return of beloved sons, while pining sweethearts will
hopefully watch and wait until grim
despair has supplanted in thoir besoms
the long-cherished belief that some dny
ihe promised husband who bad departed
possessed of youth, health, strength and
confidence for the chill North laud in
search of a " stake" with which to build
tbeui a home and make life's future pathway for them a thornless avenue ol roses
—will vainly watch aud await his homecoming.
A curse, indeed, is goldl
For many years members of both
houses of the United Slates congress at
various times have been accused of receiving bribes in payment for legislation
favoi ing great corporations; unfortunately for the good repute of tbe legislators,
the charges have often been sustained,
and it has sometimes been the case that
the accused were acquitted after tbe form
of tbe oft-told Scotch verdict, "Guilty,
but not proven." So common in that
country has the practice become that not
a city of auy consequence has been without its bribery scandal from time to time
connected witli its government.
Reformers in lhat country have frequently directed attention to the parliaments of Great Britaiu. tbe Canadasainl
Britisb Columbia as bodies absolutely incorruptible aud uupurchasable, declaring
that all acts passed in those bodies, especially those currying any monetary or
financial benefits directly or indirectly,
were passed solely upon their merits as
being beneficial to tbe country or upou
grounds of party policy and principle.
If tbe following statement from Toronto under date of March 12, should be
substantiated, what a rude shock the
Ameiicau reformers will receive, aud
where in tbe world will they be able to
find legislators to bold up as bright and
.shining examples of integrity and honor ? It Is to be hoped the World's Story
will prove utterly unfounded in fact, It
is as follows:
Toiio.vto, Moroli i-'. Tlio World credits to
iu Montreal corrospomtcnl llio following storyi
"Two very Imporitinl rumors reached hero tu-
day from ia..' i 'unaillun Honntu clnunlwrs, and it -
may bo adthiil thut tlio World has tho s oryfrom
a most rolltiblo souroo. A gonilomau, wiio fully
beliiwisUiobatriia.snHl Unit In thu (Irsl plnco
Uonsorvnlivu somitors have a big siirjirlso in
Rtor-.1 for tlio goveriwnont whon tho Yukon bin
onmos boforo tho U|i|ior houso. it u snid an of*
fi-r will bo tablod by Mr. Hamilton Hinltli to put
ip it deposit of Wtw,(XW, au 1 nsklaj for iho eon*
mot to build a rallwayrromTosI u bako to Alius
Ann. iho second rumor la one of me gravest
mi oruuico, nml it tliomovfin nt Is on, us stated
lioro tonight, tho bill will to doubt bo rejected
by ovory honorable man in ihu Bonato, Irrespective ot 1 Kilty. Il Is Staled au atl. nipt will tie
nndo to bribe llio con ullan peiint ■■ Into accept*
ng tlio fan ous ooiitmel, unit funds of nt least
.•:,ir,'*iu are available for llio purpose. No ono
horobt-llovoa tbu attempt will succeed, but it
goes l" Show that the moil Who aro interested In
ittlag thosuhemo through parliament will stop
Money invested lu Cranbrook is like
money invested in a mine where a rich
ledge has been uncovered. It is bound
to return big profits.
No man desirous of finding a suitable
location fails to visit Cranbrook when
he comes to Kast Kootenay. Tbe reason
of this is the fact that Craubrook stands
well outside ol East Kootenay. Tbe
mere fact that, the C. P. K. intend to
make it a divisional point, Is a positive
assurance that tbey will nlso make it tlie
principal town in Kast Kootenay. That
is one of tbe many reasons why Cranbrook is iu high favor.
at no'liiii^ to ni
An ancient writer once said lhat the
"lion and lamb shall lie dowu together," or words to that effect! a modern
cynic has added that such a fact may
come to pass, but iu that event the lamb
would be iu the lion':; stomach. He that
as il may, the latest version is lhat the
"Lion and the Eagle shall roost in the
same coop, with u little Jap between
them to keef*. the Lion from extracting
Ibe Eagle's tail feathers and the Eagle
from causing the I,ion's caudal appendage lo assume a spiral form." In plain
English tbe latest news is that England
and the United Stales and Japan have
formed a triple alliance of their own. If
this should prove true, the combination
is ore tbat could successfully defy tbe
remainder of the world. The combined
naviei and armies of the three countries
would be invincible, nnd with the entire
North American country to draw upon
fir food supplies the alliance would be
furnished with Inexhaustible sinews of
war. I.et 1 lie Mon roai! Let the liagle
scream! I,cl the Jap yap! There is blood
oil ihe moon!
Count Herbert Bismarck was recently
teudered a high official position by tbe
Emperor of Germany, which was declined by the young mnn with tbe remark
that he desired no office while his father
was alive. Iu governmental affairs the
young man probably realizes there can
never be another Bismarck, except In
name. Tbe Count will certainly be given credit throughout the world ns being
possessed of unusually good sense,
Some few weeks ago Mr. Gigot, of
Macleod, representing tbe Hudson Bay
Company, visited Cranbrook. He bad
little to say, but nftera careful look over
the town purchased 16 lots, located at
different places in tbe business part of
the city. They have also asked for tenders for a building with too feet front,
to be located 011 Baker street.
The well known history of the Hudson Bay company shows plainly that
they never take any chances iu a new
towu. There must be some good foundation for their faith iu a town or tbey
never open a business bouse or invest a
dollar. Their action in Cranbrook, after visiting other towns in the district,
speaks for itself. The Hudson Bay company does business on a business basis.
Tbey have no prejudices for or against
any town.   They simply go to the best.
Victoria news says that the proposed
amendment requiring miner's licenses to
be issued only to citizens of this country
will probably bodefeated. Leaving gen-
erosity out of the question, il will probably be to the interests of the mining
industry of Britisb America if this plan
is adopted. The country is vast, the
mineral deposits undoubtedly plentiful
and scattered over an area composing
many thousands of square miles. If all
citizens of British Columbia were to turn
miners and prospect during the rest of
their lifetimes, there would still be good
prospecting for decades, if not generations. This country cannot get loo many
skilled miners und prospectors in it for
years to come; every prospect found nnd
every mine developed adds to the prosperity of ibe people and ihe wealth of
the country. If the States see fit to pursue a selfish and ungenerous policy British Columbia, lo use nu old nnd homely
adage, should not "bite off its nose in
spite of it's lace." Extend a hearty welcome to all well-behaved, industrious
prospectors; they will aid in developing
tbe enormous resources of tbe country.
The fact that every town looks upon
Cranbrook as n formidable rival Illustrates this town's commanding position.
It is'Craulnook against Ibe field, witb
all the odds iu favor of Cranbrook.
To be a resident of Cranbrook is to live
in tbe most promising town in Mast Kootenay.
Quite a number of people have complimented the publishers ou the appearance of the HiikAi.p. We are glad that
the paper has met with the hearty approval of the people. But why should
not Cranbrook have a good paper? It is
the best town in Kast Kootenay, and is
entitled to good things.
If Fort Steele was nearer to Cranbrook
it would be nearer lo South East Kootenay.
Tiik Hi'Uaui will stake its reputation
I as a prophet on the statement that by
January 1, 1899, Cranbrook will have a
larger population than any town iu South
East Kootenny.
Still They Conic.
Mr. James H." McMulllil, of Balfour,
was in town Saturday and Sunday, witb
the view of establishing a brickyard al
I this place. A busty examination nnd 1
I crude test of the cay of Craubrook con
I viliced him that tllO proper material  is
pit  bind for the enterprise, and,  nlso,
that the demand lor Ibe product of a
brickyard will soon be large at ibis place.
Mr. McMulHn left Sunday afternoon to
arrange his business alums sons lore-
turn III about two weeks and begin operations.
"Will Make Harness, Etc.
Charles  Martin, a young  man from
Winnipeg, will muke and repair harness
Re nember one fact—that with the advent of the C. P. R. Cranbrook will have
a local payroll 365 days each and every
year. It is ihe only divisional point in
East Kootenay. While there will be
many mines with pnyrolls tributary to
Cranbrook, il must be remembered that
mines run inlermitinglv—may be nl work
tills week and shut down next—but the
railroad payroll continues as steadily
and regularly as the rising and selling
of Ihe sun. A steady income counts for
ihe most, and all that is added at intervals is so much more to the good. Thus
Craubrook has superior advantages over
all would-be rivals.
Id this city,   lio is sn ,| t„ lie nilinrmu'i     Keep Crniilirook In jour memory •nil
mechanic In his line of bu.ii.ess>,, nn.l will  "waich hei smoke"
no doubt at some 1'iue in the future be "
classed as one of the ohl-tlmcrl anil«ih.I UH    1IUOH   WATT
atontlal business men uf fi mli „-,k who   1/
knew a gooil thin" wli ni ihey s,w ii on I i
c,oi in on th* g.ounil floor.
I ConBtrnotlon rami,, from Crflubrooh lo w.n.i
mi mil M BSlotl liu,|lltnl.
nien-stiikcl.y Blnrluij nn.l sto kir,K „    \Vill'inntcr.itUrokewy.>li>u.lnynn«rn«.n
wooil yml will. ,lry wood. an I naiy l ,• .■ nsulto.1 Bt til. Uraulirua* llul.l.
Some enterprising lutlivliluiil can make:
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j The Cranbrook Lumber do.
I     Saw and..
Warm Rooms
and -For Guests
Comfortable Beds
To make everything pleasant for visitors
Pianino; Mills..
All kinds of Rough and Dressed Lumber,
Dimension Timber, Shingles
and Mouldings,..
Dimension Tin.bc
General Blacksmith
Plana and Specifications Furnished on Short, Notice.*'
If you contemplate building call on me. I may be able to give you
nn itlen or two tli.il will save you money. Prompt work nml satisfaction
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■or, 2x4 to 12x12 up lo ao feet loug  fi6 uo per M
« over ao feet long Up to 30 fi. add 50c, per
* M fur each additional 2 feet,
}, " "      "ver 30 ft. long—prices on application.
2 Rough dumber. 12, 14, 16 ft. lengths	
<C Surfaced      " u,   i.|,   id ft.        '•       	
i 6 Inch T, and O. Flooring—No. 1	
4- 6 inch      " " "    2 ,
* 4 inch       " " "    1	
2 4 inch       " " "   7	
4 6 inch Rustic    "    1   	
J 6 inch     "       "   2	
J 4 inch V joint or beaded celling—No. 1	
* 4 inch V    "     "       " " "    3	
jj Ship Lip—all widths  22 00 per M
*' Mouldings ami finishing lumber, casing'1, &C., prices on application. *
2 ARCH'il LEITCH, Mnnoger. »
16 00 per M
, 20 00 per M
26 ixi per M
22 ou per M
28 00 per M
24 00 per M
26 uu per M
22 00 per M
38 00 per M
24 on per M
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Ryan & Morrison,
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