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li, the Herald   Publishing Company
Editor and Manager.
Tbe Herald la worth $10 a year. It
costs only Ii No man in Soutb
East Kootenay can afford to tn without it, and everyone living outside ot
tne district, who is Interested ii the
progress of this section, should read
It. It publishes ihe news while it is
news. It Is controller! absolutely b
the publishers. No clique, parly o
individual dictates its policy. It
don't try lo please the people. It's
desire is to publish a newspaper that
will be a credit to the community.
Send in your subscription   slid   you.
to a re-election for the good work J provements are business propositions
that lie has done for tlie district, and ami not political ones. That is
it congratulates him on the why the Herald is confident that Mr.
magnificent      victory       that       he McBride   will give to   this district
has won, nnd the splendid testimonial of the people to his
deserved popularliy throughout the
entire district. It is u matter for
self-congratulation <>n the part of
every resident of the district, regardless of party affiliations, lhat Dr.
King was returned by the largest
majority reteived bv any Liberal
candidate In the entire province.
will lie thankful ever afterward.
The final returns show that Premier McBride has won in the province,
and has     won    by a good     working
majority.        The' Herald   did     not
support   the McRrhiu party, hut    it
wants to congratulate     Mr. Mcllride
on securing a majority that will   en-
( able him to curry on'the affairs    of
! the government  without any alliance
Advertising rates   $1 per inch, pel   whatever.       The  Herald  would    allium th, no more and no less. ways  prefer   to   see a good working
Rradrnz matter 15   cents per   line| majority,   no    matter    what     party
to non-advertisers; 10 cents per   lint-wins, as it believes that such a con*
1o regular advertisers.                          dition is for the best interests of the
It you desire to reach the people ot ffovornment.     The Herald desires to
touth East Kootenay t«u must ad- ..*?** thls U.me l!lat '" aU ,natt,;rK
vertise in The Herald                         I that are for the advancement of the
province as a     whole,    Mr. McBridr
The Herald has a first-class Job
plant, and its work Is of the best.
The Herald don't want charity. It
wants a square deal on your Job
work. If we can't suit ynu tn quality and price, kick, and send your
work to some Cheap John house In
the east that never spends a cent in
4,500 a Month
This in ihe guaranteed circulation of Uie Herald
Press room ami subscription lists open to invest iga-
tioti !>y advertisers at any
Tbe Herald glves*a dollar
iu value for a dollar in money. The u'lvertiser h»s|tbe
right to know what „lie| in
receiving for his f money.
The HeriiM in une. paper
that courts investigation-
will receive its support. The Herald
stands for British Columbia ami for
the Cranhrook district. It believes
that the progress of the province and
the district is of far more Importance
than the political advancement of
any party or any individual. Mr.
McBride will not find the Herald a
carping critic, hut on the contrary
lie will find the Herald standing up
for all Hint is good for the province,
all thai promises prosperity, all lhat
will aid Ihe individual and the people
as a whole, That is the Herald's
position in politics. It has no com
plaints to make, no sores to heal.
It will join with the people us a
whole on any question lo benefit the
province and the people, throwing
aside entirely party considerations
aud partisan-feelings. Every man is
looking for success and the way ti
achieve it is -for all to work togetli
er. We may not all agree on political
issues, but, when the battle is ov
then is the time for the people to
amalgamate for one single purposi
and that is the prosperity of all.
The Herald will be found on
J \ ssle at the following places:
< > Hsrysville, Marysville Drug Store
, | Wardner, 0. Donahue's Store
Moyie, S. K. Harvle's Drug Store
Elko, Fred Roo's Store
i; Spokane, J. W.Graham*Co.
Cranbrook,  Beattie ft Atchison's ; >
and C. E. Held ft Co. s
The, contest last Saturday, with
three candidates in the held, was a
hard one, and one that will he remembered in this district for many
years to come. Dr. J. H. King, who
has been llie sitting member for the
jiast three yens and a half, was llie
candidate fur Ihe. Liberal party. .1.
A. Harvey, a solicitor, a man well
known iu the riding, a shrewd politician wilh the. power ot the government at his hack, was the Conservative candidate. Thomas Kelly, secretary of the Miners union at Movie,
was ihe Labor candidate. Any mail
with any political sagacity, could
easily see that it was a hard light.
lor lhc Liberal candidate. Then to
add lo tin- dillicullics that were pre
sented, Dr. King w,i '
fortunes that virtually ht-pt Dim out
of active participation iu Ihe campaign the last week. This was a
hard blow tu the Liberal cause, as
the doctor's personality is worth a
hit  in any campaign. His friends,
however, took hold with renewed
energy, determined to do all in their
power io make up lor the loss of the
pciM.i.al work of the doctor. The.
result showed whal they were able
tu accomplish, W hen ihe returns
in they showed thai Dr. King
,i plurality of !D, which has been
flsod tn 'I.', by the official count.
shows Mt.it in. King stands tons the choice of llie people of
district. The  returns  show
the     people have confidence in
King, nml that they wanl     him
The cruel war Is over.
The Liberals ot the Cranbrook district did their part, and they did it
Get in and boost for Cranhrook
and the district. That is the next
thing on the prograrnms.
next year.
will   grow   during   the
It has now been -demonstrated
the satisfaction of the entire district that no combination will defeat Dr. King. His vote ou Saturday was a great testimonial of confidence on tlie part of the people.
Three candidates in the field saved
Billy Hoss this time.
The lumbermen of this district are
preparing for a big cut the coming
season. There will lie need for it as
the demand is growing month by
This talk about a lumber combine iu
this province is all bosh. There is
no more of a timber combine than
there is a combine among the merchants of Cranhrook. The'people of
Die prairie might us well talk about
combine among the farmers who
have nearly doubled the price of
horses and vastly increased tlie price
>f hay. It is well enough to talk-
fairly in these matters.    The truth is
hat the great cry has been raised by
lotiticinns on the prairie and a few
newspapers that are trying to make)
apital for themselves by posing as
tbe great and fearless champions of
the people.
Cut out politics ami get in and
lioost. Boost your town, boos ft
your district, boost your neighbor,
iioost everything that has the legitimate right to be boosted. Every
man [ought the fight as his political
, . conscience dictated, and that was his
beset with mis-'right. The battle is over. Mr.
McBride has won in the province and
is entitled to the support of the
people in every move that he makes
tor the best interests of th," province.
We have the best province in tire
Dominion and the best district in the
province.     Lei us pull together.
what   is due   it    in the next four
The Herald is better equipped than
ever   to    do the    finest line of job
work anil that  is why the presses in
this ollice are kept  busy all ol the
Is it not tiresome to pick up a
paper a day or two after ihe election am) be confronted by a political
editorial telling what the Conservatives or Liberals are going to do on
election day?
Tbe Herald has been asked for information on the British Vmerian
Copper Mines and Smelter Company
of Kast Kootenay, Tjie stock is being handled in Cleveland, Ohio, ami
llie claim is made that the engineers
have reported that there is $10,200,-
iiihi worth of ore that can be blocked
out, and that the daily output'
promises to he 3,000 tons with a
value of $-12.50 per ton, making a
total daily income of fKfi.flilO, and
that the most conservative estimate
promises annual dividends of 21 per
cent. The advertisenienl goes ou to
say: Assays from the samples taken from tlie smallest vein (Hi feet
wide) shows values to $111,50 per tun.
Where is the mine of such fabulous
riches in Kast Kootenay'.' The ller-
ald would like lo receive reliable information for the benefit of its readers, Shares are advertised at $1.50
par value JJH, bul Uie advertisement
■us uot say what   the capital slock
of ihe i )jinny is, or who the officers
are. People should be very careful
before investing on such advertisements in mining property.
There has been snow this winter in
Dentil Valley, the first time since the
country was known. There may he
Ut iu hades yet  if this keeps up
Never in the history uf railroading
have the roads iu the northern em
try had such a severe lime. In fa
there have been days at -a time when
railroading has had to he suspended.
The C. P. It. has had a most serious
time for the past two months, the
worst in the history of the road.
Tlie wise acres are predicting high
water in the spring.
Election is over now and it is time
to go to work.
King   and     victory
ns I heir representative in parliament
So man is better known in the district than the doctor. He is a
pioneer of the riding, lie has wnrk-
ed here in his profession, and he has
invested his money in ihe district,
The enterprises that he has been Inst ru men tn 1 i n fnst ering ha vc given
work tn hundreds of men and have
placed him in n position ns a hene-
fnctor lo tn all of humanity in thin
district. He has demonstrated his
fn:lh in Hie country by placing what
money In* hns made hove in developing tiie resources of the country, and
thereby proving in a material way
that, he believes in being ol assistance tn the district in a practical
manner. The Hern Id favored Dr.
King in the eleetion because it hi--
lieved  that   the     ilnelnr was entitled
Next- year will  he
Cranhrook and this <
a hummer
I. A. Macdonald, ihe Liberal leader, won a great victory in Hoss-
The Conservative victory In Victoria and Vancouver was overwhelming.
Mr. Mclimls failed to make good.
Who said bananas'.'
The Herald believes that Mr. McBride will during the next (our years
give to this district what it is justly
entitled to, notwithstanding that the
people declared in favor of « Lilieral.
His representatives during the campaign have declared right along that
Ihe reason that this district did not
receive much in tbe past was due to
the (act that there was no money for
public improvements, but that in' the
future conditions would be changed.
'Hie Liberals as well as Conservative!!
are taxpayers in the. district, and
when it comes to government business that aflects the district, as a
whole, Mr. MeBride cannot well lose
sight  of the fact  that  public     im-
It    was
The Water Works comjiany have
been very careful to sec that the
hydrants have been in shape iu case
of fire, during the jias*t few weeks of
extreme cold weather.
Election day lasts several days
with some nf the boys.
It was a hard light and a warm
light, but now it is over.
Hurrah    for well,    let everybody
hurrah for South East Kootenay.
The Herald subscription list keeps
on growing, ami the Herald will try
to give its readers a better jiaper
than ever during the next year.
Mr. Kelly made no enemies during
the campaign, for he conducted himself at all times as a perfect gentle
When you live in a glorious country
like British Columbia never knock, if
you do it shows that there is something wrong with your think factory.
John Hutchison, who officiated as
returning officer, performed his duties in a manner that reflected, credit
upon himself und secured for him tlie
praise and commendation of "the representatives of all three of the parties in the field. Mr. Hutchison had
om- idea in view, and that was to
simply do his tiuty with no favor for
any man. He carried out this idea
to the fullest extent and has acquitted himself with honor.
Mr. Harvey made a strong fight
against great odds. He Inst and he
has taken bis defeat iu a philosopbi-
al manner.
It snowed and then it snowed.
For Sale—Three committee room
signs. Any bid    will    take     the
One ballot box that was returned
to ihe returning officer was sealed in
Ihe most approved stvte, anil ou the
white tape that hound the box was
written the name of the polling
booth and ibis amazing Information:
"The keys are on the inside." As
the box was locked with a modern
>nle lock nothing but a hatchet with
a  keen edge would  reach those keys
The loss of cattle on Ihe prairie
this winter is going to be enormous
M'l'iv   "f    11 altlemen   are going
broke, and those who have sheep nre
up against the real thing, fine man
near Maple Creek, who bad l.hun
brad nf cattle and only feed enough
for 500, took llie only course left in
him and slaughtered to save the
pelts, and also save the other 50ft.
This is the hardest winter this
country has had in 10 vears. This
is the evidence nf It. L. T. fialbraith
who has lived in East Kootenay for
that length of time.
unable to say
present time   about
We have   lieen
thing up In the
the annual edition'issueti bv our good
friend W. II. Wilcox, of the Phoenix
Pioneer. Mr. Wilcox has gotten out
some good annuals iu -the past few-
years hut this crftirt surpasses anything that he has ever done before.
It is complete in everv feature, and
a most valuable compendium of the
mining industry of the Boundary
country.    The photographs and map's
The root of all evil--affection for the Almighty Dollar===we
are told. We cannot claim to have any particular regard for
money (hence there can be no evil in us) but we have been told
by several of our creditors that we must dig it up or take the
consequences.   Therefore this, the greatest of all
or sacrifices that has ever occurred in this city. We have de=
cided to place our entire stock, amounting in all to about
$6o,ooo, at such prices that cannot help but appeal to the pur
chasers, and we will convince the most skeptical of the power of
the Almighty $. Note a few of our quotations, but as our stock
is so varied we cannot give a full list of quotations.
Sheds,   Pillow    Cases   ami \vliito
H.'il S]itvails ai following prices:
\2\.U\ fu  20o, wnrl.li 35c
46x8(1 <« 22).c worlh lllc
50x00 ft 05c, worth $1.00
Slxliii ft 76c, worth $1.25
72x00 ft 85c, worth $1.50
A full assortment of extra   length
slu't.ls ami pillow eases at correspondingly low prices.
We reserve the privilege of restricting ipianlili.'s. While wc ilo not oli-
ii't-t to linti'l keepers ur Institutions
stocking up WE DECLINE TO SELL
!f hotel keepers will ask for head
of department and Introduce themselves they will receive special attention.
(111x00 ft (llie worth $1.10
08x1)0 ft 75c. worth $1.25
81x110 (ol 05c, worlh $1.75
00x00  lie   $1.10,   worlh  $2.50
00x011 lif  $1.00,  worth $3.50
00x00  lif   $2.50,  worth   $1.75
Sheet in;: am! Pillow Casing hy the
yard at correspondingly low prices.
We have a few hundred $$$ worth of
QUARTER the ACTUAL WHOLESALE OUST. This is one line lhat
inusl move out,
Materials hv the yard in DRESS
he inioted at prices less than the average merchant can buy at today
Wo have alionl 30 LADIES' TAILOR MADE SUITS in Broadcloth,
Ohcviols, Piinnmas, Mixtures, black
and colors, Including uncommon and
elegant stvles, box, pouv, blouse and
long coats, silk ami snlecn lined,
newest style skirts lasl fall, ranging
in prices from $12 lo S22, all to go
iitini $3.5(1 up.
Anyone desiring to buy furniture
uf any description, from the most
common kitchen chair to the most
elaborate parlor chair, wo will be
pleased Indeed lo give ynu quotations nn application.
MATTRESSES we have hist passed
into stock a carload of this line
from the cheapest to the most expensive. Ask lo be shown this particular line as we will quote the nc-
titnl wholesale prices on these goods,
ndiling only the freight charges.
one of (he strongest anil largest departments under our cnntrnl. It, too
must be visited by our carving knife.
%WM Royal Snvnnnerie Axmlnstcr
the best values we ever offered, in
Ihe most popular domestic colorings
as well as the snfter shades of tlie
Orient perfect lv reversible, sizes
!l\12, special at '$14.00.
$30.00 Roynl Sounnerlo Axmlnster
Seamless Rugs, shewn in Persian and
Oriental effects. !) feet wide and
IU feet long, values are positively
S30.00. Sale price, Slfl.00. These
we Imported dirccl from the lamest
enrpef dealers in the world, viz.,
Thus. Tapling & Co., London, England. Brussels Runs, worth regular
$25.00, shewn in the most desirable
color combinations—Oriental, Persian
and Floral designs—10.(1 inches hv 12
feet, value fir $25.00, wilt he sold
al $14.50. Reversible Union Rugs,
worth Jii.no, n fp0t bv 12 feet,
we will sell at $5.00.
UYltave all sizes in these rugs at
correspondingly low prices.
All our CARPETS by llie yard will
bo sold at prices never before quoted
in Ibis city.
Bays' $2.75 Overcoats at $1.50.
Boys' $3.40 Overcoats at $1,90.
Boys' Suits in very latest styles, regular $2.75 for $1.50
Boys' Suits in very latest styles, regular $3.50 (or $1.95
Also Boys' Knicker Pants to be sold at 45: and 55c, worth
$1.00 ar,d $1.15
Ladies' Misses, Boys & Children's Shoes
This is one of the lines that must move if prices %a for
anything-. Ask to be shown this line as it would be impossible to quote prices.
IU f3 We will place no baits at the doors. The
* " *■*• prices on everything: will be cut to the very
bone and prices will be quoted on any line of goods most
cheerfully, but
No goods will leave the store
without being paid for. Kind=
ly do not ask for credit at sale
prices. Positively NO GOODS
lie n
list III
ifhl very materially to Ihe value of
lire publication. To gel nut such a
ingnzine, nnd Hint is what il is, in
priuiing office in a town the size of
, is a credit In Wilcox, and
dents nf that town should be
if a man who can do It. It
tin* expenditure   of a lot nf
the  waste ol  a   lot   of     bruin
tlie  wear and  tear on     Ihe
sv-ilem,  lhc loss nf all   hope
■ii, the crushing of U»c hotter
i ol man iu endeavoring In do
in ll man should  du,  and     the
-.lining     nf    little or    nu coin    ami
nlfihty    Ititlo glory.      Wilcox is   a
lewspnpcr wonder. lie is nne of
he hanlt'si workers In the business
u llie province ami lakes so much
Hide in bis business, ami in his tcr-
ilorv. tbiii he will work nineteen
hours nut of ihe twenty-four to show
tho people iu lhc east and in the
Stales, where his paper is largely
il, thai ihe Ruutiilary country is
the greatest mineral and fruit section on Clod's footstool. It is men
like him that make a town known
that otherwise would live in silence
and he unknown were it uot for tbe
power nf publicity. Tbe peuple of
Phoenix and the Boundary owe a lot.
to Wilcox ami yet they don't know
it. The people of that whole territory should get together anil select
one town nnd sav here we will publish n pnper thai will fell of the
glories of our wonderful resources
Here we will build up a great puhli-
1 ion that will be maintained for
the benefit of all of ihe people of
this great district. After they had
come to this conclusion they should
equip nn office that would meet   the
demand and then telegraph tor Wil-lpa)
cox, telling him tn name his Dwn-nirt
salary.    Ho would do the rest.
solicitor     was nol exorhil-
usidering the work that    he
I tu do.    Iiui for the coming yr
him in y,      ne   \wuiiii   no   uie  rusv. | n.iu  10 no.      inn  ioi   uie coiiim-; nm.
  Ah    Ryan, as a  representative of tire
The climate of Enst Koolenuy, even people and tire laxjiayerB, believes
in au extreme winter, is ,i glorious that there should he a fair and rea-
one when compared to [he rest or the sonnblc reduction. The new council
country. should lake advantage nf every    op-
The new city    coil noil should    en
de.ivnr to retrench    on iis expenses
wherever possible, and I here arc n
few   places  where this r.in he      dour
Cranhrook lo-dny is pnyfng Ms soli
cjtor inure than nuv olut'i Inwii ol
this size in the province, Lnsl year,
when thcic wns so much work in he
dune, lhat was all right. Inn lur Hie
coming year il seems ns if il wns an
iiiipusiijun on ihe laxpiiyors In p.iv
n salary uf $75 a month fur wlm'l
little liiere is for a solicitor In do
in this city. There nro other places
where economy might be practiced.
Practical economy is what lire people
who pay (ho taxes expect of the
fitv counoll
ih! take advantage ot every up
portunlly in reduce expenses, and in
Un, connoclion ll might he well tn
give some attenlioii to the police tie
Ui   Uiiw.ii. is going in mntaT~~fl
I* | mcmlrei nf Iho new c< ill. Ilo
litis   tllO   ilili'icsls    uf   the   peuple     nt
heart, nnd     umleratflntls   the burden
Hml  Ihe taxpayers have tu hen.
Tlie RosslniHl Miner made a hit In
nml until 11 unmpalgu ngninsl Undei
Mucdniuild and was must unmercifully
Premier McBride has an ambition
lo enter Dominion jwlltlcs,    Mr. Me*
n,-;,!,.   I,.,, ...,„     i., ■ , ;_
.   ...i,,,..,.. .„ (incr iioiiiiinnn j/jinicK.      .ur.  -ue-
---'— Bride has reason   lo expect rccognh
Ihe Old Man has received a  lot of ljuII .,,•„.,. Ilis  victory ol  last  Salur-
nhuse  Ihe pnsl   few weeks, hut  he Is (*IIV-
still alive and   of the opinion     that        '	
everv cloud has a silver lining,     and ,,  .         ,,,,,,           .-.-,,
thai' personal abuse is mighty   poor »' ls s«i(' ■■■•'■•   George II. Thomp-
poliiics.      If he did not hold    tlml. "*>"• manager    of   the Harvey cam-
opinion he could easily make     some l"llKn. ls desirious nf being the next.
people squirm. uuseivntiu* candidate in this riding.
1    ■       '             The Herald favors Mr. Thompoon   ns
Alderman Ryan look up the matter ""' Conservative candidate,
of economy nt Hie     last  meeting of
the city council, and one nf llie mailers iiresented was the salary of   tire
city solicitor.    Mr, Ryan is disposed siop ins pnin-i inn. ne vnmiww oiv.i wm
tn'he fair in  the matter,  and    says Herald.     The Herald will he running
that during the last year the salary when Mayor Klnlay iL' '"■"'•"'<-'
The mayor of Cranhrook slopped
iiis paper this week. The mayor can-
slop his paper hut he cannot stop tho
r,    .. n       '   rrit—    IT 1,1    ...ill    I,.,   ,■ Inn
Is forgotten.
Winter Carnival
rum, lecvelstoku, Pernio .-.ml
till Intermediate nml branch
line points
Un sulr Pobrimry   11 to  III,
Limit - February is.
I'm' ili-liiilt'il inforiimllnn, iip|.)yto
H'lll  llglllltS.
e. J. COVLE      J. S. CARTER
A. II. I'. t.,
IV P. .1 .
I The Last Call on these Special Bargains
n left to-day fnr Van
sit  with li lends.
I Ml't
Everyljotly looks fo
one needs to make each
to any one dojiartmont, ami no matter wlint von want, there's .
U15ID & CO.    Note a fow of ihe following prices:
w.nd tn our ANNUAL SALE.   Iff
r go an fur us possible,   It'i-
t help i„.'r..ii..inv ut
11 liit,
- when em
1- it i
M,it conAi
Any Suit up ti, 110.00,
othar tlmn " l-'ii-ltf.
form," lor
Any Suit from 110.00
ii|i to 118.00 for	
Tliew Suit,
in,il in.'iii.- in i
IV. It. J iw.i
I'.vkA I n.
lllllU.'I'H. ni.i'li ,is
.uul .li  w.
All Fancy Silk Blonsos, Lust.
Flannel nml   Flannolette Wal<
will In. sulil lit
Heavy Twill Halifax Tweed.
bikhI   Workiux  I'uiitH
nl IS.00, for
oil ....
12.80 IU
Pin. Twcd .nil Worsted Hress Pant,,
all slues, regular 1-1.60, f,.i   WSO
Ilpnutifillly trimmed with lu,'.
..ii Collar Cuff. Assorted colors,
slightly damaged, Regular price
tl.3ianiltl..*i0. Sale price .. 8Sc.
CtilMrua's Flannelette Drawer,, assorted, regular HO,'., lor    Uc.
liegular price fl.00, 11.25 uml
11.50.  A l.i- bargain If you ui'od a
a sllirl.
CrfttHrrook   is  strong
t'illl.lll'll      ,111.1   sli.ut    III)
Q II. Donahue, the
nu-ri'liaiit of Wardner, \.
short tunc yesterday.
.1. F
y ester*
Mill   111
the C.
lliiili. roll
.ii   for  Mar'
i-'loi ., time.
tin- hi' ivy snow
I'. R. ihi'-v «ill
 I Al  I'r.i
-Mill'   U-llfl
I    I I-I
B.  C.
Wo curry llie very bost grade of Mitts fttki
Gloves tluit can bo bought. Every i»iir carrioB
n guarantee of tin* milkers, Hall it Co., ut'
Brookville. We don't want to carry any over,
uud will sell all wis imvu left at a price U*bs than
cost for cash.
Fancy nn.1 Htnplt! Uniri-i-ii'M
mu|i rnekei'i', MlttH, Liioveti,
Hnuln.V Sliocs,  Crunl-rouk
i G. T. Rogers
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- AND —
We Have Them-Just What You Want
C. E. REID » CO.
The   Druggists
I am the Man that
b. a b.
fighl wnshouti
Mrs. Donahui
week visiting
and sillies.
was in town
Ul frterrtts and ■
Biiit'ss matters.
iclreran,     one
s    nt   Wardnei
ine, to some bi
Archie     Mil
steady   workei
town on a few days vacation
The Thaw case i- on in New   i
and    Uie   thaw is on    In Cranbii
Tins   town   never    was behind
l lines.
and ihe
-). CI. McOallum has been quite slcii
the past wcik with the prevailing
complaint, la grippe, hm Is Improv*
Hi?  HOW.
FOR SALE—Residence on Armstrong AvellUC, also nne near tbfl
Park.-J. Hams. Aleut Market.
■ftmes going nu tin
ur has been hi    li
very   Interesting
I tenth Rossland
Winter Carnival
Feb. 12,13, 14, 15 and 16
-, GiamlTropIl
SKl-INd   .lumpiiiu in
112,000 111 prlmis.   Two bands In a
ou.-il mitl 1 iiti'r-lVi.viiH'iiil Chi
t'li.iiii|iiinis!iip nf llriiisli ('
A mile ii niiniiti' down the
nl Kuciiig,    Cliimivjionsliirj
of Britis
1 'liiini|ii.)iis!ii|i
A ProvitK-inl I!
of Cnnmln
.h Coluutbin
. Mo-.,
1   Kalmsil Railway Hal
I    J. 8.0. F1U8KH, l'nu
Fov [tirthot ]
■ the I
,',ilo,« apply
K 1,. .iu.\.u>, fieo,     a
For Lent Which Begins Next Wed- \
nesday Feb. 13th
Wo In
stuck uml li'linsil n line supply of
P. Burns Cb\ Co., Ltd.
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is PAST    NOW
Come to the Methodist Church
Chorus ol 20 Voices.    Orchestra ol 8 Pieces
Subject of Address. "Seeing Things Aright."
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M, Mclnnes was lit town on Saturday to east ins vote.
.1. B. Moron left Monday afternoon
iui a visit io liis old home at Pittsburgh, Pa.
L. M. Mansfield anil wife came
down Iron; Hosmer last Friday for
election day.
Election day brought back a lot
of tbe old timers tn the pioneer
stamping ground.
Dan McNelsh was In town on election day, having come.down from
Fernie to cast his vote.
V. A. Rollins has been on the sick
list for ,1 few days but is nblc to
be behind the desk again.
William I'arlin and A. B. Fenwlck,
nf Fort Steele, came over on Saturday to see how ihe election was    go-
C. D. McNnh, manager of tbe Baker
Lumber company, was among those
who camo up from Elkmoutb on
WANTED—Place tor young girl ot
11 in work for hei board awl attend
school Apply "School," care of
Herald office.
Sam Neelands, nl one time a resident of rraiibronk, but now living in
Calgary, passed through Friday evening on hi-; way  to Nelson.
Wm. Forrest and Wm. Barclay,
two old Cranbtrookltcs now located In
tlfc prairie country, were in town
several days the past week.
Conductor IV McLellan, who has
been stationed al Frank tor some
months, was shaking bawls with
Cranbrook friends election-day.
I, S, Mur-dock, formerly of Itvid
,\ Co., but I ravelling on tlie road,
has been in this district the past,
week in the Interests ol his firm.
.). P. Fink did not come, home to
vote. K Paieison paired with Mr.
Fink so Mwtl tbe latter might remain at tho coast a little longer.
FOR SALE—Thoroughbred Plymouth Rock cockerels, $1.50 to $3.
Belangee & Smith, Marysville, B. C.
R A. Elton, formerly of Fort
Steele, hut now a rustling insurance
agent of Oalgary, wns in town this
week, tbe lirst lime for many years.
Tliore will be1 a meeting of the
hospital alii society at Mrs. A. L.
vu-Di mini's next Monday afternoon
at 1 o'clock, A full attendance is
0-eorgo Smith returned yesterday
after ii visit of two mouths at his
old homo In Luenn, Out. George is
looking line and shows that Ihe trip
ilid bim good.
A Shcppard, deputy returning officer [iir Wardnei, came up lust Sunday with the returns from that
town, ami fouird the Kin-.', majority
about all that he could carry.
TO LET—Cont ruct for hauling
I'id,(Mil) feel of logs from East Koo-
lenay mill site to North Star Lumber company's new mill. Apply to
.John Mangnn, North Star Lumber
company, Cranbrook, B. C.
K. Doherer, came up from Maeleod
Friday, returning Saturday afternoon. He stated that the loss of
live stm'k on tbe prairies, from tbe
effects ol storm and lack ol food, wa«
unprecedented, and that the only
hope of relief for the rancher was a
Your Credit is Good
at tbe C. C. S.
U09, $4,00,  $500. S6.00, $7.«
Uric, per week.   ROe. down
Conductor Joseph Jackson lias gonr
to Chicago wiih ihe railroad committees regarding the change in tin
wage scludule.
The local passenger on the Corbin
mad has uot liven put nu yet ami
will not be tor a time, owing to the
weather conditions.
.lames Greer, oi Edmonton, cam.
down lo east his vote ou election
day. He remained over lor a iv\\
days to visit friends.
Harry Bowness left yesterday for
the coast for a short visit. Harry
stopped over long enough to cast n
good Liberal vote and has gone on
his way rejoicing.
Don McKay is kept busy these
days Inspecting the woik on the
government building, lie starts to
work at nine o'clock every morning
so as to be able to get through with
bis day's work.
Next Thursday is St. Valentine
day. This is a great day for the
sentimental aud the spiteful. Both
classes got in their work, anil both
seem satisfied after they are
Would the teamster who nn the
'2nd of January goi liii lbs. of tea at
the store of (i. T. Rogers and bad
same charged to the king Lumbei
company, please communicate with
G, T. Rogers.
FOR SALH-One gray horse, about
tl years old; weight about UU0; well
broke. Apply to K. Corbltt, Cranbrook, near North Star mill.        Hi
Lent begins on next Wednesday, the
13th, ami Easier occurs this year
on tne Hist of April.
F. W. Johnson, maehlulsl iu the
hops of the C, P. 11. at Vancouver,
came home in time to vote, lie
will return next week accompanied
by his family with the exception ot
bis son Arthur, who remains in his
position ou the Herald.
The C. P. 11. Quadrille club guv.'
its last dance before Lent last evening. It was largely attended ami
was a success in every way. After
Lent the club will give their annual
masquerade which is always the great
success of  Ihe season.
The Daily Canadian prints with
considerable satisfaction a congratulatory telegram from Premier McBride on the good work done hv thai
paper. The Canadian forced "a circulation in the Nelson ami Cranbrook
districts of unusual proportions and
in each district a Liberal was elected.
Tbe official count was held in the
council room on Tuesday ntternooii.
Returning Officer Hutchison, with
Candidate Kelly, C. 11. Dunbar, representing Dr. King, and G. II.
Thompson, representing J. A. Harvey, were present. The count took
several hours and showed up a gain
for Dr. King nf four voles in town.
William Venahles, who swears that
Christopher Columbus was a Conservative and Judas lscariot, a Liberal, came up from the Hat tn vote.
"Billy" is looking well and it kept
him busy shaking hands with that
big army" of friends that be has in
this town.
Mrs. R. Labonti, who formerly lived in Cmtrbtook, and who has been at
the coast tor Iter health, lias returned and will open a barber shop in
Moyie. She has brought an assistant with her and as she has had experience in one of the best shops in
Spokane, she will undoubtedly make
ii success in Moyie.
Dave Newell, who has been at the
coast for tho past two years, arrived
on Monday too late to vote. Mr.
Newell has. been looking after various
Interests he has in the North country the past year, and only recently
returned from a trip to Prince
Rupert. He says that the Grand
Trunk are spending a lot ol money
on clearing the new luwnsite, aud
that the best engineers in the world
are employed to produce what is
conceded will be the best plan ever
prepared tor a gnat city.
P, McConnell, proprietor of the
hotel neat Buynes Lake, anil formerly a resident of this town, was in
town on election day to cast his
vote. Mr. McConnell is making a
great success -of his hotel and next
summer he expects tn have to enlarge to meet the increased demand
for room. The place is an Weal one
tor a summer holiday and many
people arc taking advantage of it in
The funeral ot Edward Lawler,
who died at St. Eugene hospital
January 2!.th, was held from the
Catholic church Thursday afternoon
last, Father Choinel officiating, and
the remains interred in the Catholic
cemetery. The deceased had been a
resident ot East Kootenay lor a
number of years,,and tor a long time
had been a sufferer from heart trouble1
to which he finally succttmlred. The
sympathy of the entire community is
extended the bereaved widow.
Brigadier S meet on, provincial commander of the Salvation Army in
British Columbia and the Yukon will
conduct a special meeting in the
hall known as the Patmoro hall on
FrWay, February Sth, at 8 p.m. Tlm
brigadier has a very wide experience
as a Salvation Army officer and is
well worth coming to hear. Cap'
tain Laidlaw, ot Fernie, will accompany the brigadier. Everybody
welcome.    No admission*
F .1 Smyth, of Mnyir, deputy returning officer fnr Hut city, brought
in the Kelly majority last Sun-lay.
William Mckenzie, ot the Robinson-
Mi'Ken/ie Lumber company, came
down from Red Doer, Attn., to easrt
in- voir. Mi. iMcKeuv.ie says that
they have had a very hard winter In
thai pari of Alberta, but tlmt the
mill company is getting along in fine
they shape.
j    William Barclay, who has charge ol
rith a ,arS«   lumber van! at Clarosholm,
to  Alberta, spent a few days this   week
in   town visiting old friends.       Mi.
Barclay  says   Ural    here  in     British
this Columbia the  people do not    under-
11-1 stand what a bad winter means, and
that  every man,     Woman and child,
who lives In the hlessed climate     ol
this    province,    lias   reason   in   be
thankful.     George Wales, the revolutionized    Englishman     and     alleged
Yankee, is   with the same firm
grain  buyer, ami Mr.  Barclay    says
thai George, since he got     married,
is  one of  the oldest     men  In      Al
Not long ago, George llo-ggarth, u
the Cranbrook hotel, was sitting up
for the local that goes east at 4.30
to call a guest ,\ho hud expressed
i oitsidornblc anxiety about getting
away. It was the only call for tbe
local ami tho only cause for Mr.
lloggarth silting up until that hour
When the time came the man was
called. Bui the guest felt different
In the morning ami being very sleepy
cltangcd his mind, and calmly announced lo Mi. lloggarth that be
would not get up as he had decided
not to go. "What, keep me up all
night to call you ami then you say
ynu are not going. Well, 1 think
ynu will go. Get out of thivt lied
hd get your clothes on and hike for
the train. I mean just what I say,"
and Mr. Hoggarth never let upon on
that traveler until he saw him landed
nn the train.
be      The    bad boy from     Roosvillc
dlOUtMl "T:'te llCI   lip  Bill,   I   don't
believe she can do it "
A big hunch ol tourists came in
from Cranbrook ami went south to
the pineries.
W.      (1     Umss
town tin- wc
Indian wm c.
work, from Cat
■in ii
ng lotei
and fan
store here.
Tnmcrick     Bill- Baker's    No,    2
"Oh, Miss Oldmaid, we're getting
up a ruffle for a poor lumber jack
thai got hurt won't you help us bv
taking a  ticket""
Miss Oldmaid:
I shouldn't know
him ii 1 won."
"I would Bill, hut
what to do    with
"Willie,  what  are vou doing
lhat Bird bonk''"
Ross:    "]'m looking for a p
of a round robin."
"Miss    lie!tic    Hole in  her >
ing" was up to Cranbrook this
iad a  ride in a
Dickens, the Liberal candidate.
told a friend he was siek Saturday
night. lie looked like he'd been
visiting a headache factory.
Tbe tea kettle engines the C P
R. are trying to null trains with
are slower than the claims agent is
paying claims Thev demand about
I!) original bills of lading and eight
mo iihs correspondence to collect a
eta i m.
other coasting vessels. She is, however, regarded as a model lor tbo
coasting tra-de, and among shipping
men is supposed to be a model lot
others to he put In the same service,
Tlie t aion Steamship company intends to build a new steamer after
the same type with few alterations
in view ol ihe increase u, the coa it-
lug trade The Camosun while
adupted for the carrying oi a heavy
cargo is extremely well equipped fnr
tiie passengei trade. In Captain
Saunders, the master of the Camosun, who has lorn; been un tho
coast, the Union Steamship company
fbliging officer who bus made
if all doing business along
', and in this is w,-ll spcond-
rther of-
ids to-day
Vllat    will
"tups    a
a  young
George Powell was in Elko this
week trying to sell daylight on the
installment plan.
There is seventy-live cars needed in
clkn hy local contractors, aud tin
G, P. it. fails to place any. The
contractors can't ship their goods
and can get no cash aud iu conso-
ijucncu the merchant and the lumbei
jack must suffer.
Let us pray.
It was a great stuff game February
Percy McKce, the popular young
mail currier, gave a birthday party
at Kilmarnock Castle Monday evening, February 4th. All the youth
and beauty of Elko were Invited. Tin*
parlors were cleared for dancing,
games and other amusements suited
to make the young people happy were
indulged in. Itulrcshnients were served in the large dining hall, which
was decorated witb ivy and yellow
chrysanthemums. Percy received all
Kinds oi nice and useful presents from
tils many friends and with a merry
twinkle in his eye and Uie dimples in
liis cheeks, he looked as full of devilment as a Vancouver dog full of
liens. The chicken party broke up
when Louie Lachouee's Dower garden
rooster was striking live.
Four lady tonsorial artists passed
through Elko Monday, ou their way
to Movie, where they will prune the
soup strainers of the St. Eugene
miners and others, local or otherwise.
(Victoria Times.)
On one of,the most perfect harbors
lo be louu-U on the Pacific coast the
uraud Trunk Paciilo railway is preparing the way tor a model city
wbicu is destined to play uu Important pun iu Uie commercial history oi
liriUsh Columbia. ,
Named after the first guveruor ot
ike Hudson's Buy company, ihe daab-
ing cousin ui Kiug Charles li. ul
i!.ng4aitd, ll will always recall to
mind the great trading corporation
wuich has done so much iu extend
the influence of Britain iu tbe norih-
•vesleru part uf Canada.
When tue engineers ol the Grand
I'ruiiK Pacitic made choice ot tbe
.rumor hencelorth tu be fcuuwu as
uie port ul Prince Rupert, they chose
well. Nowhere on tue coast is mere
io to found a more spacious accommodation tor shipping witu sucn per-
luct    protection   irom    all quartets
friends i
the nam
i*d by Purser Owen at
fleers of  thi'   vessel.
Prince    Ituperl as i
s a modest beginning
become in the course nf pe
few months the scene ot th
,' ever manifested in
British Columbia
Ition to understand the situation prophesy foi tins new city a
nbiing in some particulars
the throwing open of Oklahama to
the investor Thousands ot dollars
are being beld today not alone in
Canada but throughout the United
States, awaiting permission being
given to enter into the n«\v townsite
and invest. On the trip made by
the writer n Seattle man who hail
seen that city -row irom a wilderness
to its present proportions was on
board the Camosun lie made tin
voyage purely lor ihe purpose ot
viewing for himself the location with
the intention ol investing not only on
his own account but as the representative of other large interests outside
"f Seattle in the new Canadian city.
There are hundreds mute with abundance of money waiting the chance to
go m and make investments assured
that Prince Rupert Is lo be n nourishing city within a Very few years.
But to-day tbe citv is bo called
only by grace of wh.u it Is to . be.
A substantial pile wharf affords the
only means of access, It will be a
short time only until from the land
side as well as hv water moans ot
communication will be afforded with
the outside world and through mil
service will be possible with tho At-
hrtic and all  intervening centers.
Front-tog the water   Is the nucleus
'■   tlie   future   city.    On the right
(Continued on page
Elko  sure
did its duty  February
mere can never he tne fear ut
gestlon in connection with the accommodation oi snipping tut ihe harbor facilities are sufficient fur tbe
greatest commercial city of Uie
Through the courtesy ui the ol-
ticials of tbe ti. T. P. extended
through E. G. Russell, the representative of the company un the
I'ueiiii: coast, aitd by ihe Kindness oi
J. HA PUlsbury, the engineer in
charge oi the company's wurs at
Prince Rupert, a Times representative was permitted tu quite freely
inspect the harbor and adjacent
Waters and lhc luwnsite uf Prince
Rupert. The perfect little gasoline
launch Shawatlans, recently built
tor ihe G. T. P., afforded a coir
venlent means for making tlie Inspection. Although it was the closing
days ol October when the visit was
made, the weather conditions were
perfect. There was little or no difference to be noted in the atmospheric conditions between that northern port and Victoria. It was tbe
perfect i weather of which Viotorians
are so proud. But there are evidences tbat the coming melropulis of
tbe north is not so highly favored in
point of weather as is Victoria,
there is nothing, however, in indicate lhat there is a rainfall that
will interfere with business. Short
distances ou the coast give wide differences in climatic conditions due
to the situation ot the mountain
ranges. It would seem that Prince
Rupert is situated on a rather favored spot as compared with other
places ou the northern Pacific coast,
and according to the experience ot
the engineers and others who have
spent the summer there it will lack in
no small degree many ot tbe discomforts which some ot the other coast
points have ou account of excessive
The building up ot a great commercial center iu the north is sure to
nave a decided effect upon the coasting trade. Intercourse between Victoria and Prince Rupert is bound to
become very close and in the rivalry
(or trade between the already established ports in the southern part of
the province and on Puget Sound and
the northern distributing and gathering center, there will be brought into existence a vast fleet ot coasting
steamers. Reaching as far south as
possible for its quota of trade the
G. T. P. will come into opposition
witb the existing lines ot railway
now reaching the Pacific coast. Tbe
result will be that an impetus will
be given to the various little towns
along the northern coast which will
be welt catered to in tbe fight for
The commercial side is not the only
one which will enter into trade. The
passenger business will be ol importance. The tourist trade to the
north has been making rapid advances
within the past year or two, and
with the attraction of a new city
to visit iu the north this will be
increased very materially. The run
along the coast of British Culumhia
from Victoria to Prince Rupeit is an
ideal trip for the summer. Even
made in tlie autumn months, as It
was by tlie writer, it was one ot
never ending enjoyment. The voyage
was made by the steamer Camosun
of the Union Steamship company, a
vessel which cannot he excelled tor
comfort among those running north.
The company was the first to put
Prince Rupert on its regular schedule, and bus all summer long been
making it a port of call both going
north and returning south hound.
The Camosun, owing to the tact that
she docs not remain long in port in
Victoria, making Vancouver her home
port, is not as well known to resi-
; 4+++»»»»-l»+<»<MM->%i''<'enU nt U>is   city as some ot    the
Joe Austin, the C. P. R. agent
returned from Ottawa this week.
Mr. Blaney spent Sunday in Elko.
That lumber jack suit W. R. Ross
bought at ihe Roosvillc Cash Store
iu Elko was a big winner.
Tbe McCortnack boys of Kallspcll
Mont., were in Elko looking after
tin' cedar limits they own near here.
Messrs. Sheridan and Harby, the
2:iu livery men of   Elko, are still
buying racing   stock   for their commercial and courting trade.
A man should never he ashamed to
admit that he has been in the wrong,
it is but saying: I am wiser to-day
than yesterday. Gentlemen, we did
our duty in Elko February 2nd.
"Angels could do no more."
Tom Smith, of King, the new mill
town on the Kootenay river, was in
town Sunday with a collection box.
Howard McGuire was up to Fernie
this week on business.
M. Mclnnes, of Elkmouth. will celebrate the twentieth anniversary of
his wedding Monday evening, February 4th. It is expected that several hundred people will be present.
It would take an expert prospector
to locate a more popular couple than
Mr. and Mrs. M. Mclnnes.
J. C. Carruthers stepped off the
train at Elko and was three days
waiting for    a chance   to step    on
The Elko school opened up tor
business   February    4th, to   a full
On account of the coal supply running out at Elko the C. P. R. water
works got froze up.
It the weather remains as it is
there'll be no change. The most
notable change was February 2nd.
A school teacher, not one hundred
miles from Elko, was giving a lesson in addition. "Now," said the
teacher, a very popular young lady,
"If I lay four eggs on the desk for
Willie and then lay three more eggs
on the desk, how   many would there
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(From The Moyie Header.)
J, r. Farrell    went Lo   Cranbrook
Thursday to attend  the funeral     ot
Mr. Edward Lawlor.
Tlie management ot the Manhattan
hotel has again changed bunds. Joe
Goumll has disposed of bis stock and
good will io Philip Summers and
■ lack Thompson, who are now in
charge. Mr. Groupill is in Feruie at
present, but will probably soon leave
lor Touapah. He and liis mother
leave a host ot friends in Moyie.
Messrs. Summers and Thompson are
oldtlmers in Uie camp, and are welt
and favorably known among all
classes. It 'is needles!
they will make a big s
now venture.
I'.uii Jensen is In tho Cranbrook
hospital and Is suffering irom au at*-
tack ui the grip.
W.   it.   Ulltg  lias   I
shop in Moyie to Mr
v  that
'l their
iied liis barber
J'ele Snnl'b, of
I'oroirto.     Miss Pearson,  who
11111111111* tlie   shop, bas returned     to
Word has reached here that Chas.
Farrell had his eyes severely injured
while working around a gas lighting
maohlno in connection with bis hotel
. i  Pineher Station.
11. N. Hrentou has been putting
up Ice. So far be lias cut- and stored 120 tons lur P. Burns &Co., and
lias shipped till tons to Crcston.   The
about  18   Inches I
nml is of excellent i|uality.
d i"     be
if the severity
suspended ou .     ^^^^^^^^^
of the weather.
Mr. iWilliam Ha relay, p former well
known resident of Wardner, and now
manager of the Clnrcsholm Lumber
A Grain company, visited Wardner
Saturday and bis many friends
here were delighted to see hint
Messrs. John and David Bracken*
ridge, Wm. Carlln and Alt, Doyli
were visitors to Wardner on Monday.
The air is full of rumors of a
forthcoming masquerade ball. The
"treat difficulty seems to be the
Choice of costnnies, but- it is said
flint the two gentlemen who received
the results of the election on Saturday and thereafter reported them,
with snob commendable despatch, to
iiui anxious public, have decided that
should the ball take place thev will
be disguised as telephone girls.
London, Jan. 3D.—The Associated
press learns that the International
phase of the Kingston incident has
been finally closed by Governor
Swettenham formally withdrawing;
bis letter to rear Admiral Davis and
expressing regret for having written
it. Swettonhnm's withdrawal of his
letter and his apology followed
voluminous telegraphic communications to him from the colonial office. The despatch, which bas just
closed the incident, was sent hy the
government to tbe colonial office,
.whence it reached Hie United States
stale department through the foreign
office, and charge d'affaires Howard
in the usual course.
According in a Kingston, Jamaica,
despatch under date of yesterday, as
a result of the attitude of Governor
Swettenham in regard to the American fleet, the British government is
likely to order a commission to in-
ipiire into the Admiral Davis incident. This investigation will probably be started with a preliminary
im-iiiry by Sydney Oliver, chief of
the West Indian department of the
colonial office in London.
tbe Feme Free Press.)
Maurice Quain, superintendent of
the Cranbrook Electric Light &
Power Co., was in Uie city this week
on business connected with the extension ol the system to Fernie. Mr.
Quoin, when seen by our representa-
live said that it was too early to
I,ilk for publication on the proposition, but be could say that it looked
favorable. The company now have
their line down the Kootenay to
Elkmouth and up to Boynes Lake and
ihere is only a gap of seven miles
between tho latter place and Elko,
which the company intends to build
at an early date. Mr. Quoin says
bis company hopes to reach Spokane
before no very distant date. Ho expects to be iii Fernie again on this
business within a few days.
Mr. R. W. Wood returned from tin-
east on Monday after a month's absence. Mr. Thos. Crane, of Michel,
returned with him.
A record was established at Coal
Cieek on Tuesday, when 2,ti00 tons
of coal were mined. The weather
conditions at Michel were unfavorable
and the output there was below the
(From Tbe Frank Paper.)
George Monlalbctti, foreman at the
tipple had the misfortune last Thursday to have a finger so badly crushed
While spragging a car, ns to render
amputation necessary.
The new office men begun service
with the Canadian-American company
at the company office Monday. They
are C. B. Albright who came from
Helena to take the place of 0. E.
Wlltsc, resigned, and W. B. Ileald,
formerly of Cardiff, South Wales,
who lakes the position of stenographer.
P. McClcIlnn, conductor on tho
yard engine, is taking his holidays
and "Paddy" Doran lias received his
promotion and is in charge of Mio
An accident occurred on the logging road leading to Beard's camp
south of Blairmore one day last week
in which a horse was killed and one
man bad a narrow escape from being
badly injured if not killed. Two
teams were hauling props to the
Frank mine. The road where the i
ncoldent occurred was down hill and
had been sanded but did not prevent,
the heavily laden sleighs from running at a rapid gate. The driver of
the leading team had the misfortune
to hit n stump, his logs rolled and
he came very near being buried under
them. He called to the second driver hut that, individual could not stop
his team as (he neck yoke broke
when be attempted to do so and finding it impossible to save a collision,
he had to iump to save himself. The
learn was crushed between tlie two
tonds and one horse was killed.
Miss Bessie Mnsley, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Mosley, of
BeUevue and Augustus Pearson were
united in marriage nt the home nf the*
bride's parents Sundav last.
Division I , F. R. Anderson, Teacher
Pupils attending  32.
Average attendance . ..,27.52
Perfect a 11 endance—f 'ha rles McCowan, Edith Hall, Maud Short,
Harvey Dickson. Kathleen Bridges,
Joe Bourgoine, Robert Finlcy, Jessie Kennedy, Bella Taylor, Jessie
McCowan, George Kerr.
Division     II.,    D.   Claire   Caldwell,
Total number attending 41
Average attendance ... , 36
Perfect attendance—Qeorglna
Carbwright, Louise Haeg, Melva
Cart wright, Charlie Laurie, Grace
Finlcv. Arthur Fowler, Sadie Gillis,
Lilian McCowan, Olive While.
Library Voting Contest
Division III., R.
Total number
Average a Hem
Perfect all
Armstrong,   Bom
'.  Purdy,
1 tending
idanee— Lauretta
Bearlie,   Marcus
This elegant Library and Hantisomo ease will be given by vote to
the Lodge, Society, Ohitrcli or School In Cranbrook ur l>istrit BecuriuK
tlm largest number oE votes iu the following manner:
The merchants listed below will give with every ten cent purchasi
one vote. Tlie contest begins February 8th, I.H)7. and closes Jun*
•Jlst. l.H'7. A hallo! box is placed in Beattie & Atchison's drug ston
where votes are to lie deposited. At llie close of the contest tin
Church, School, Society or Lodgo having the largest number of votes
will be awarded llie Library, ('urrent accounts when promptly paid
will be entitled to voles.
Remember voles can only lie received by trading with tho
merchants listed lielow.
For particulars call up 'phone No.
68 between the hours ol ;• a.m. and tf
p.m., or 'phone No. 60 after office
hours. All orders will receive
prompt attention.
23 0.   J.   MANSFIELD.
a Second-hand safe
Dorr,     Gordon    Fowler,   Carl    Gill,
Andy Patterson, Robert Reid.
Division IV., C. Hall, Teacher.
Total  number at tending.. ■17.
Average atlendance  .'IR.ll
Perfect attendance - Wilfrid
Brnull, Rollo Johnstone, Lee Look,
Lottie Leask, Raiusford Parks.
Division V., Miss Frazer, Teacher.
Total number attending..,-R
Average attendance  28.-15
Perfect attendance  —•
Charleston, W. Va., Jan. 29.—With
a detonation heard for miles and
hurling debris hundreds of feet in the
air, dust in the Stewart mine near
Fayetteville exploded this afternoon,
bringing a terrible death to 80 or
more men who were at work 500 feet
below the surface. There is
chance that any will be taken out
alive, lor :l is thought that the terrific force of the explosion snuffed out
their lives instantly. It will not be
possible for rescuers to reach the
bottom ui Uie shaft for 18 hours.
The disaster is perhaps the worst,
in the   number of killed, in the his-
ory of the slate. Most of the men
were Americans aud many of them
were married and had large families.
There were a dozen or more colored
men and about 20 aliens among    the
ictims, ' The rescue work was begun
s soon as the shaft house could    be
epaircd. About two hours after the
explosion three men were lowered into the shaft in an improvised bucket,
Before descending 02 feet two were
rvcrcomo and the other was barely
able to give the signal lo hoist.
Further attempts were abandoned.
Air was supplied by large fans, but
tbe mechanism was damaged and the
funs were idle for about two hours.
The fans have been started again and
if the men were not all killed it may
be that ihey will bave air enough uu-!
til the rescuers reach them.
The shaft has three compartments,
two for the cages and one for air.
Smoke and dust poured into the air
shaft for hundreds of feel from the
ventilating compartments and it was
wrecked. It is stated that nearly
all the men were at work in the entries near the bottom of the shaft,
No official announcement of the disaster or its cause has vet been made
by the officers of the company. That
dust caused the explosion is stated by
persons at the scene, but the investigation may prove otherwise
A Liberal forecast ot the new divi-1
sion of Alberta into Dominion con-1
St nuclides gives a central constituency nnriuiig east and west the full
width of Ihe province and including
three townships south of Red Deer
and seven townships north, it takes
in both Innisfail aud Pouoka.
The province south of this is divided into two halves by a liue which
runs north and south a little west
of Lethbridge. The eastern half is
lo be one constituency, which will
thus include Lethbridge, Raymond,
Coulls, Medicine Hat, Ulelckeii, Carton and Rosebud Creek, extends from
llie boundary line almost lo the Red
The western half is divided into
two constituencies by a line    drawn
si anil west just soutb of Calgary,
One constituency will include Cards-
ton, Frank, Olarcsholm, Nan ton and
High River, while the other will Include Calgary, Banff, Carstairs, Olds
uul Bowden.
North of Panoka are three more
•oustiiueneies, one hei ween Pouoka
nul Edmonton, one including Edmonton and the country west ami
north and one including the country
cast and north of the same city.
The old constituencies of Edmonton and jftratheona, are thus divided
into four new ones; while the old
constituencies of Calgary and Alberta are divided into three new
stated that little or no
gas has been
Saarhrueckien, Phiiiish Prussia,
Jan. 2ft.—An official report, revised
this afternoon, places the number of
dead in the mine disaster at 148, of
which «2 hove been brought out
During the morning escaping gas
from the Bildstoek shaft was caught
and analyzed hy chemists, and the result showed that the fire was diminishing.
Shortly before 4 o'clock General
Mauaher Von Velsen. with 180 men,
started into Mie mine to rescue the
86 bodies si ill underground. Two
hours later the winding machinery
began to bring bodies rapidly to the
surface. This work will continue
throughout the night.
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o. BOX 1003
Each week the
Herald will nnnom
tho   respeeli
statu li ni
Peace and ipiirl once more reigns
throughout the town and the local
politicians whn were not fortunate
enough to he supporters nf the successful candidate have been having
many sleepless nights vainly endeavoring, hy ohtuse mathematical
problems to find out hmv il happened.
There were 7] vntes recorded here
and this is some indication of the
systematic work that, was done by
the canvassers, this being the largest
number ever recorded in Wardner.
Nowhere was there more sympathy
felt for Dr. King than in Wardner.
nnd It Is to be hoped that the honor
the district bas done him by re-electr
Ing him will in some measure hplp to
compensate for the bereavement
which has befallen him.
The annual meeting of the shareholders of the Crows Nest, Pass Lumber Company, Limited, was held in
Hie office here on Monday and tiie
annual report showed that the continued prosperity of the company
left nothing to he-desired. The tear
hist ended has been the most successful since the company's inception and
the present year promises to be more
prosperous than any of its predecessors.
The old planing mill has now been
shut, dows fnr the purpose ot moving Hindus,
In a certain public school not a
thousand miles from Cincinnati, 0.,
there is a class of twelve-year-olds
known as the "Mixers," the name being given them because of the hopeless jumble they make ol their lessons.
Their present teacher bas been,
since the beginning of the year, reading the lives of great men and women
lo them, aud at the end of the reading, asking the children lo tell in
their own words the story they had
The plan worked very well with the
little people, and the pleased teacher
a few days ago told her class to
write compositions, each child to,
choose for his subject- the character
he had found most interesting.
"Tell all that you can remember,"
she said, "and when you have finished, say what lesson we can learn
from the character you describe."
From a great mass of weird information, she selected the following
ns particularly valuable:
Boogerty Washington.
Boogerty Washington is elevator
man to the collrrd race. He runs a
place called Tuskeegee; and teaches
them many things, dressmakers, carpenters, etc., the niggeros all love
him and keep his commandments,
he smothered his wife with a pillow
in a play by mistake, he has the
resjieckt and good will of black and
white and is still alive. We learn
a great deal from this,—Ex.
As will be seen by nn advertise1
ment    on another page (if this issue
novel voting contest has been
started in town by P. II. Poole, ot
Winnipeg- He bas put up a valuable
l.brary of lfiti volumes of the
world's best authors, among whom
are Walter Scott, Elliot, Dumas.
Dickens, Hall Caine, Bulwer, Lytton,
Arnold, etc. Included with these is
a handsome quartered oak bookcase
which will be on exhibition in the
window of Hill A: Co.'s store. Any
lodge, school, church, society or
individual who observes the following
rules and secures the greatest number of voles will receive the library:
Coupons securing voles can he had
from any of the firms named in the
advertisements in the Herald. Every
ton cent purchase gives the purchaser
a vote. This contest Is open to the
different societies in Cranhrook and
llie bosp toll and schools. Votes
will ho placed hi the ballot box at
Beattie *t Atchison's drugstore,
which box will be opened each week
and tho progress of the contest announced each week in this paper.
The Herald is the only newspaper
in Cranbrook issuing coupons, Every
Iflc. spent at tills office for job work
or advertising entitles the purchaser
to one vote. Ask for coupons when
paying an account ot the Herald office. New subscribers will get 200
votes and old subscribers the same
on payment of $2.00 snhscribtion.
Great interest seems to have been
taken in other western towns where
these contests have been Instituted.
Montreal, Jan. 23.—Before leaving
for Winnipeg, Mr. Whyte, in consultation with President Shaugunessy,
and other members of the executive,
arranged to have official changes In
the west carried out.
Appointments have been made and
a circular confirming them and notifying all officials will be issued
forthwith as the necessity lor creating of a western staff with managerial authority has been long recognize
ed as one of the pressing necessities
of the west, and the action just
taken is another signal recogm/.ing
the growing importance of this western part of Canada.
General Superintendent Bury,
whose splendid record as a railway
man, has long been recognized, was
appointed western general manager
with jurisdiction extending' from
Lake Superior to the western coast.
The position is similar to that
held on eastern lines bv James 1*0-
nard, formerly nf Winnipeg. Bury's
present position of general superintendent goes to A. Price, superintendent nf transportation, tbat latter position being abolished, Supt,
Marpole, of the Pacific division, is
to be assigned to the other duties
at the coast and his position is given
to F. F. Busteed, assistant chief engineer ot the company.
Tbe changes will go into affect
Vancouver, Jan. 29.—Ironsides,
Rannie and Campbell, after having
tried a gang of 200 Hindus on railroad construction work of the V.,
V. and E., have laid off tbe men,
They state that though tried at
every pact ol the job, they w
found lacking in every way. The
race Is a failure as railway laborers
as one white man is equal to   three
The Co-operative Stores got" up a
great scheme for the purpose of attracting the attention of the people
to the big bargains they are offering, and it worked out in a mosl
satisfactory manner. They put a
set of dishes in the window valued at
£24, with a card announcing that
each day Ihe price of the set would
be reduced one dollar until sold.
They did the same thing with a
handsome dresser and stand, priced
at $33, The first day or two there
was little notice taken, but gradually tbe public understood the proposition ami then the interest grew intense, and each day as the articles
were reduced one dollar, the wonderment grew and the anxiety Increased.
"Would it be safe to wait aaothcr
day and make that dollar?" Tbat was
the leading question, but finally the
$24 set of dishes were secured for
$13 by Mrs. Thomas Lee. and the
dresser and stand by Mrs. Noble
Oliver for $21. The people are realizing that the Co-operative Store
are giving some great bargains tn
every line, and that is why the clerks
in that store are working sn hard
these days.
Do You Weigh Enough?
Everyone of average intelligence knows something
of the immense value of Cod Liver Oil and Iron as
remedial agents. Consequently nu mie would be surprised to hear that very satisfactory results had followed
from giving "FERROI." (a perfect emulsion of Cod
Liver Oil, Iron and Phosphorus) in cases where Iron
and Oil appeared to be needed.
Hut, when we ask people to believe that in an
actual and scientific test made by an eminent ami well-
known physician, twenty-five buttles of
were given to ten patients anil the result was a net
increase in weight of ninety-five pounds, we are aware
that wc are asking a great deal; nevertheless we an.
prepared to prove that this is an absolute fact, by
evidence that no reasonable person call reject More-
over, this is no Isolated instance, but only one of many
equally remarkable.
Very few people properly appreciate the Importance
of maintaining their lloiiii.il weight.
There is no surer indication ol approaching disease
than a considerable loss of weight and even where
this is not the case, a man whose weight is nol up to
the average is always in danger of contracting any of
the germ diseases which are unfortunately so prevalent,
On the other hand, while his weight ii well maintained,
a man is practically proof against attack, and if disease
is already present, the fact that the weight is being
increased is proof positive that the disease is being
The desirability of maintaining lhc weight should
therefore be apparent. In view of this we can confidently recommend " FERROL " as the surest, speediest and most effective medicine by which the weight
may be maintained or restored.
Beattie & Atchison Druggists, Cranbrook
Campbell & Manning
(iroceries, Fruit, anil
Confectionery and
Flour and Feed
Implements .ind
Harness   .   .   .
Beattie & Atchison
P. Burns & Co McCALLUM & CO
Wine and Spirit Merchant
B.  H. Short & Co.
Painters and Decorators
Wall Papers
Dezall Bros.
The li. C. Livery Stable
Cartage and Transfer Co.
Warehousing, Coal
nnd Oil  Agents . .
\\\   I'lloTOflii vein
Artistic Picture
Prest Photo Studio
'. '■ Cranbrook   Foun-1
dry and
::Machine  Shop|
X lYlcKinnon & Johnston
We are prepared to
do all kinds of repair work heavy ami
light, make castings,
turn shafts, ell-.
T Scientific    Horseshoeing
A Specialty
1 if  TiiTMT.it.iTi.tiili.TMt.l.iT..!..!..!..?■ I..T  '  '  *-
■ ♦
Our " Clean-Up" Sale i
advertised, lint we still have
been taken in exchange tor
ilspised of many ot the Pianos nml Organs we
a number ot Instruments on haul that have
Wo are mierith'ing those
We must have the warehouse
KVANS' PIANO. Maliofmny com,
in gonil conilttion, No. 5F
bought tor	
Walnut Parlor Caw, with bovol-
lod French Piute- Mirror, a lianit-
some iiiHtriiinent in Rnlt-wlii)
Diiler, No. Oil 	
Iiiith bock, 6 octave, 8 sots reeds,
lOstops.   Molli proof.  No. 7 —
6 octave   puilor,  Walnut case,
good an now. No. B 11 —
DYER BtlOS.' ORGAN, 5 oelnvo,
Walnut, bewlliil   mirror,   hif-li
at prices below what we
ooni for newatock. Ilorea
all.>w--il for thorn
back, No. OS, a
>1 <
Player. No. I'd, *
M fur BOO,
Uml   Piano
$300, now*—
ORGAN, 6 foot hit-It.
! rata realu, 7 fltopfl.
Uvea, Walnut Cuuo, No. 6'J.
offered for -	
hoi/uny, Stylo S, 7 i-*J octaves,
ovcralruns, a really first rata
Piano, waa $660, N... 12. can bf
PIANOLA, Walnut Case, perfect
- t\m.
laki-Oi for-
We have a few other bargains anil will Bern] full list on application.
We will take any of these instruments hack at full value, as partial
payment on a new Allison it Risen PIiuio.   Von can't go wrong.
Mason & Risch Piano Co., Ltd.
Hudson's Baj- Bloik       NKl.Sf IN, B. 0. P. f). Box 018
Cranbrook Sash
and Door Factory
All kinds of tlnisli work in
way ol" doors, windows, transoms, i.tc. Kiln dried lumber
for inside work. (lur work is
guurunteed anil our prices are
satisfactory.    Screen    doors
Rough and Dressed Lumber
For Sale
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|| Distillers Company, Limited
♦ *
D.   C.  L.
in wm»n
D. V. L. Scotch 12 Years Old
IN \V(M 111
R. R. Rithet & Co., Limited
Victoria, British Columbia
I will have my winter supply
of ('oiil iu a few days, and am
rea.ly to lake orders. I will
Bunkhead HardCual $8.75
Suit  Coal Se.75
Last, winter I was ouf of Coal
part of time. This year I propose to keep a good supply on
hand, and will sell
Ho doi'M inodorn work
in u modern manner
Wlu'uyon want painting deiiorutlng, paper
t**iii********Jt "~"
I have   the lines! lot of
Wood ever put in   this
sooHon.    Any   length,
will  deliver on   order.
Anything in Stoves and
any old thing to fix up
your house.
I! said the nurse-,
M When my patient got
ii I worse—
| said
The Cranbrook Herald
The livery of the Lorti Mayor oi
Liverpool's official coachman costs
£10. The hat alone costs eight
While rabbiting at Thorverton
(Devon.) Mr Way accidentally put
his hand on a large adder iu a
hedgerow. He succeeded in killing
the reptile before It did auy harm.
James Grieve, a shepherd, celebrated his luTtlie birthday recently
at Whistlefleld. Dumbartonshire, lie
enjoys good health, and retains his
lull roeutal faculties.
A dog, distressed by the removal
d his master to Dorchester (Dorset)
hospital, would not In- pacified until
.1 bill was made for it beside his
master in the sick ward.
The King lias sent a message ul
congratulation to Mr. and Mrs. William Dili-ham, of South Park road,
Wimhleloii, who have celebrated the
diamond jubilee of their wedding.
One thousand summonses have lH-en
Issued against tho North Wales miners lur alleged breach nf contract, by
striking iu accordance with tiie
Miners' Associations collective uo-
l ice.
Winnipeg Daily Free Press
only seven editors have presided ovei |
its destinies, anil in one case lather,
son and grandson succeeded each
oilier in the editorial chair.
Tbe editor ol The Bystander, who
is also chiei ot the Dittoes ami Clay-
gate lire brigade, Was among those
who took au active part in exciting
rescues ai a Kingston-on-Thojmes
tiree recently. A large corn and
hay warehouse caught fire and threatened cottages aid a lodging house on
either aide, and irom these tbe people
with their b*. longings had to be
hastily removed
A novel refern "dura is being made
by the principal London bill posting
establishments, who, with the view
to finding out what is the most
popular posttr row on tiie boardings
ot the metropolis, invite the public
to send in their votes for that one
which they consider the best Irom
tbe artistic and literary point of
view. The mms are desiriOUB of
improving the ttltlstic appearance of
the posters as much as possible.
A young man ol Kast London, Capo
Colony, who sued his late sweetheart tor the return ol his presents,
Wis reproached by ihe magistrate,
who expressed the opinion lhat the
"ungallant plaintiff has no doubt
bicu amply repaid for his gifts by
lie defendant's kisses."
Tbe Allan line carried 77,!it2 passengers to Canada last year, against
T0,0-t5 in l»l>5. Two new liners of
11,'JOO tons will be added to the tleet
this year.
A "good lawvur" may be a bad
A man has to be hardened iu make
a guod fight■
Tbe frost isn't much ou special
messages, but it gets people by the
ust think of it! The Herald is well
known, and so is the Free Press, as the
leading Papers in their respective fields.
By reading the two anyone can keep
thoroughly posted on the local n ws of
the district and the news of Canada and
the rest of the world.
There is One Condition
To take advantage of this extraordinary offer, you must be a new subscriber, with subscription paid; or an
old subscriber with your subscription
paid one year in advance.
Limit of Time
This offer will remain open only to
March 1, 1907. No subscription
taken after that date for this unprecedented price.
Now is the Time to Act
If you are not a subscriber of the
Herald, subscribe and get the best
weekly in British Columbia and the
best daily in Canada for the small sum
of $3.25 a year.
If you are a subscriber of the Herald,
pay your subscription to the Herald one
year in advance and secure the Daily
Free Press for only $1.25 more.
The long winter evenings are here
an-t this is an opportunity of a life time.
The great annual tea drinking festival in connection with the diuretics
and chapels of Blackburn was celebrated recently, the number of the
participants being estimated at
Fungus has so eaten up the flooring
and joists of the parish church at
Klrby-le-Soken, Essex, that a special
committee of church officers and parishioners has been formed to deal
with the evil.
Mr. J. Perryman, a wealthy man,
residing at Slough, whose death iR
announced, took great delight in bell-
ringing, and rang the bells ot Windsor on lifty anniversaries ot Queen
Victoria's birthday.
"We are asked to believe as evidence of the spread of the telephone
'labit that a minister recently surprised his congregation by giving out
•'Hymn double-six-oh!" says The
National Telephone Journal.
Mr. Plowden, to a prisoner who
protested strongly that he was not-
drunk: "Well, the doctor says you
were drunk—and 1 am going to join
the majority and say you were, too.
Pay 3s. rid."
The Rev. H. M. Hose lias been licensed by the bishop of St. Albans
to the charge ol St. Savior's Mission church at Westcliff.' Mr. Hose
began life as a barrister, and practised on the northeastern circuit lor
six years.
Mr. 0. II. Roberts, M. P., apeak-
Ingiit Norwich, said it was a delusion of new members that they bad
only to get up and the speaker would
call upon them. A member might
gut up twenty times, and the speaker
turn a blind eye to him.
The Wisbeck Board of Guardians
has received notice of tbe death
Thorpe asylum of a West W.iltham
woman, who was ninety years old
at the time of her death, and who
had been in the asylum since January 4, 1870, She has cost the guardians nearly £1,000.
Samuel Weller, senior, was censured
recently by a jury at the Stepney
coroner's court, for his carelessness iu
ving a saucepan on a gas ring
Where it could bo reached by his sou,
Samuel Weller, who was twenty-
Uiree mouths old. The child was
cahled to death.
For several winters past a robin
ins been In the habit of entering
■trough an     open   window at     St.
Faith's   home for    girls, Parks-tone,
(Dorset), and sampling the various
lands   on     the   dining table.     The
children watch for its re-appearance
each year with delight.
To an Infirmary nurse who gave
evidence at a Hackney incpiest a
juror said: "1 am going to ask you
a very rude question—what is your
ago?" Coroner Westcott: "What
lias lhat to do with you? I don't
think you have any right to ask
her." ' The juror: "I think the
hours are loo long for a nurse of her
The squealing and scampering of
rats aroused from their sleep the occupants of two burning cottages at
Mount Hawke, Cornwall. They
were just in time to escape.
The report ot the first half ot the
sixteen weeks' egg-laying competition of the Utility Poultry club at
Bayiies, Essex, shows that the 160
competing pullets have laid 2,523
eggs in the eight weeks,
'■'How much money have you?" the
magistrate at West Hum asked a
quartermaster who was charged with
drunkenness. "A half-crown and
three pence." was the reply. He
was fund 2s. Cd.
A boy tin years old lias been committed for trial at Kimberley (Soutb
Africa) oa the charge of abducting a
The postmaster general states, in
a printed reply to a. question asked
by Mr. Field, MP., that- during the
year ended December 31, 1905, the
saving bank deposits and withdrawals made in Ireland numbered ti82,-
M'l and 353,050 respectively, and the
deposits aud withdrawals made in
Great Britain 14,088,029 and 6,750,
110 respectively.
girl of fifteen. The pair were stopped as they were hoarding the mail
train for Johannesburg.
Oliver Hawke, aged eleven, has been
the recipient of a handsome watch
for her unbroken record of regular attendance at Hazlcmerc (Ducks)
Elementary school for five years
During that period she has walked
mure than 3,088 miles.
Lord Llangattock has sent a check
to provide speetuek-s for 137 obit
dren In one of the Walworth groups
of elementary schools, who have been
declared to net-d them lor the pursuit
of their compulsory studies.
After Christmas herring forsake the
East Coast, and no one lias, been able;
to determine where the fish go to.
A Lowestoft boa-towner has fitted
out a herring drifter tu -attempt to
find the shoals between our owu
coast and that of Norway.
Tbe Lords Commissioners of the
admiralty have appointed Mr. Sydney
S. Hough, P. R. S., chief assistant
to the astronomer at the observatory, Cape of (lood Hope, to be
astronomer to that observatory on
the retirement of Sir David ' dill,
K. C. B.
It was reported at the annual
meeting of the Powsyland club that
Mr. David Davies, M.P., ihe Welsh
millionaire and philanthropist, had
purchased the parliament bouse of
Own in Glyndwr, the last ot the
heroes of Welsh national indetieiid-
enco, at Machynlleth.
The two baby elephants from the
Mammoth Fun City al Olyinpia Will j
be formally christened Tweedledum
■and Tweedledee at the Hicks
theatre. Miss Ellaline Terriss will
be their godmother. The elephants
will be conducted through the streets
in their christening robes.
A Scarborough lady, who desires
her name to remain a secret, has
instructed a local saddler to supply
dog collars to any persons who can
show they arc too poor to buy them.
The lady, who is a lover of animals,
has taken this step to prevent the
destruction ot dogs under the new
dogs act.
To a Southwark jury, who returned
a verdict in the stereotyped words,
"Suicide while temporarily insane,"
Coroner Waldo remarked: ' 'The
man was either insane at the time
or he was not. You said he was
insane; then let the verdict be
"Suicide wbile insane."
When a man is down at heel bis
mouth follows suit.
The way to be good is to listen to
the advice oi some oue who is bad.
The best disposed skates are usual- :
ly the property uf another person.
The solidity oi the ice is best established when it is met with accidentally.
If one's chickens hop into a neighbor's yard it is a matter ol no con-
aivqrueiiee, but it they chance To fall
into his pot the boiling point is soon
When the big stick is applied to
justice there is sure to be a howl.
When a child learns something at
school it is a pleasure to come home
and pick mother up.
When girls get to competing on the
score of beauty they look hateful
There will be old maids as long as
there are men no one ought to accept.
Men who consider quitting time
as the best time seldom loiter at the
No sooner has the oil been poured
on the troubled waters than seme
one comes along with another wind
Education that cannot be converted
into cash is at,a discount.
Club dues are very cheerfully, but
the church is complained of as expensive.
The first time a singer receives
pay there is the sensation of having
taken something for nothing.
When a man has been thinking all
the evening what he will say, when
... is called on he says he was never
more surprised In his lite.
I was ordered by my company to
"jump" from DesMolnes, Iowa, tu
Chicago—leaving DesMolnes one after*
noon about lour o'clock, goiug to
Ames, u junction point- on the Northwestern road, arriving there at six
o'clock. Tbe next east bound train
on the main lino was due to arrive
in Ames at i 0.30, giving me time
'•nough to eat my dinner at the lunch
counter in the depot. 1 had just
seated myself when an Irishman,
about sixty or sixty-live years of
age, who "looked as though he had
jusf come out of a ditch, seated himself by my side. Tbe waitress approached him and asked what he
wanted. He replied: "I'll have a
ham sa-andwlch aud a glass of
mil-ek." The waitress filled his
order, and my attention was called
to the Irishman the next moment by
his mutterings. The sandwich was
composed ui a bun cut in half, with a
very small piece of ham fat between
tlie layers—in fact it was no bigger
than a silver dollar. The Irishman
looked at the waitress a moment and
beckoning to her said, "Come here,
sisthcr—come here." He then handed her the sandwich and iu au undertone said: "Begorra, you'll have
lo shuttle tluui up again—1 got the
Drink Home Beet
It Is Pure
It It Healthy
It Is the Best
Ft. Steele Brewing Co.
Take notice tbat thirty days alter
date we intend to apply to tlie Cine!
Commissioner ol Lands and Works at
Victoria, B. C, foe a special license
to cut and cart)- away limbec ttom
tne followiug described lands situate
m S, E. Kootenay:
Commencing at a pout planted at
the south-east corner ol lot 341.
thence east forty chains, these*
north torty chains, thence west forty
chains, thence south tony chains to
place of commencement, containing
mi) acres, more or less.
Mayook Lumber Co., Ltd.
Dated the Uie day ol January,
I'd,. «-5t
When a woman gets where she, dare
tell tier age she has begun to live in
the past.
Every stomach Insists upon the
observance of its own laws.
Some men who wtite lor a living
are so discriminating they think
they can tell when a blush Is grateful.
of disease   genua begets
It is gratifying to pride to call
change an improvement.
The parlor is the room believed to
lie lit for company.
A rich girl cau be as homely
sin and yet be attractive,
A part ol wisdom is modesty.
The way to smother a personal
grievance is to sit down on It.
Luxurious habits make a hard bed.
II a man does not start at. the bottom he is not the best judge ol
A cold morning puts everybody in
search ot his friends.
Some people get credit lor conservatism who arc only tired.
Tie mayor ol au Ohio town tells
this story:
Ai long my constituents is a Oct-
man butcher, au honest, square old
lelli w, but with all the stubbornness
of Lis kind. One day he came to
me very much excited and highly indignant.
"You should shtop id!" he sputtered.    "Right avay!     1 don'd like id,
uud I don'd shtand id no longer yet!!'
"What's wrong?" I asked.
He brought  his Ust down on    the
"You know vere I liff? Yess'
Rigbd along side dot United Slates
(United Brethren) shurch; yess! und
Jot pell rings! Early in der morning dot tarn pell rings righd yen 1
vants to schleep yet. 1 been up late
Jer night pelore rr.it mine puuiness
und in der morning early 1 vant to
schleep und dot tain pell rings und
lakes me up mil mine eyes open undt
I don'd schleep no more! You do
someding! Yess?"
I explained to him that I could do
notliin In the matter, and suggested
that he attend the offending church
Himself,    lie gave an angry snott.
"You don't make 'em shtop? You
don'd do nodding tor me?" he demanded, seizing his hat.
"Den 1 do someding mysellut! I
fix 'em!"
I warned him to he careful, bit he
went out, shaking bis head aud reiterating his threat lo "fix 'em."
Some time later 1 happened to
meet the old lellow, and was beckoned mysteriously to his side.
-'Did you heat apoud id?" he
1 had not heard about it, and said
"Dot shurch," he said, "undt dot
tarn pell! I Hied 'cm! Ach! my!
1 fixed 'em! Dey don'd Dodder me
no more yet!"
"And what did you do?'1 1 asked,
fearful lest the loolish old lellow bad
made trouble lor himsell.
Making a  trumpet ol his hands and
standing on tiptoe to reach u.v ear,
he    answered,   in  a loud,.  exultant
whisper, "I mooted!"—Ex.
Notice is hereby given that sixty
days alter date 1 intend making application to the Honorable Obit*,
Commissioner ol Lauds and Works
lor permission to puichasc tut following described lands:
Commencing with a post planted
at the north-west corner ol lot 7008,
South East Kootenay, thence running north twenty chains, thence
running east twenty-live chains,
south twenty chains, west twenty-five chains to place ol commence-
A. F. Kr.ir.fel, Elko, B.C.
Dated Jauuaiy 19th, 1907.    44-9t
FOR       (1*5   \JC       A
F. E. SIMPSON, Manager Herald
A large Lincolnshire brewer has
written to a Orantham newspaper,
threatening lo stop (ox hunting over
his twenty farms, unless the gentle-i
men following the hounds withdraw
an order preventing their grooms
and helpers Irom entering his public
houses, "because some ol them In
the past had nlnisi-il a privilege sanctioned by law."
The acting British consul at Chris-
tiiinia has orwiirded to the superintendent of tin- Mercantile Marine ollice, Newcastle, an Ululated slip ol
paper which wns picked up In a
bottle hy a fisherman off the Hittcro,
Norway, bearing the following words
written in pencil: flood-bye wife
imd children—J. Bradley, Wallsend-
While Edward Howlett and his
wife were charged at Northampton
with neglecting their lour children,
It was stated that the house was like
a hen roost, that Howlett was of
drunken habits, and had deserted his
family, and that his wile spent all
her time In reading novelettes. He
goes to prison for three months snd
unless "the gentle-' she tor one.
General booth said at Southend
that forty years ago he was recommended hy a West End physician to
live in a small parish where there
was plenty of good shooting. Instead, although in his seventy-eighth
year, his parish, he said, ivas now
the wide world. As to shooting, he
had been trying lo shoot the devil
in his most hideous (onus ever since.
A milkman named Loader,    whose
wife   sought a   separation at     the
Southwestern court on the ground ol
cruelty,   declared    that     since   the
baby's birth his   wife nasKed    him,
neglected the home, and occupied  all
Preaching   to   volunteers at Cuck-liter time with the Intent.  She would
field (Sussex),    Canon Cooper   saW "trot round to her sisters   with It.
patriotism did not consist merely In I "Showing the baby off,    commented
'. ._   ...     l..i    ,_,,..       1. . ,1m,  Mirislnl. The
shouting straight, but especially It
I consisted in lilting up the tone and
feeling of the country, defending   it
from iis spiritual Iocs, making it
, more true and more pure, that its
' name might   he honored among the
A veteran editor has retired In Mr.
Henry F. Euren, who for thirtyt-
| three years had controlled The Norwich    Mercury,   one of the historic
the magistrate,
The   hearing was
People who -ate very' old know
what they wou.d do ii they bad
another chance.
When a man conceals himself in the
way of an excited flock ot sheep tbe
chances are he will be trampled on.
The things people are about ready
to undertake cau always outvote on
roll call the things they have   "
The American people arc in imminent danger in their struggle to
know it all.
The way to make children love
their homes is to give them an occasional thrashing.
■ I      .
(Atchison Globe.)
A man nobody  can quarrel   with
has tin lite problem reasonably well
Lack ol opportunity bas to stand aa
an excuse for a lot ol general shift-
There would be lest visiting II
people could tell Just bow much ot
nospitality it bluB.
When men "sit around" and talk,
how many things tbty tad to criticise!    And how little to commend.
Women who claim they can marry
any man they want to, occasionally
exhibit mighty poor Judgment.
II a man bat plenty of money to
back up a lot ol loot notions, people
call him eccentric, but 11 be only bas
the notions he is a crank.
We like to see men returning
home at 6 o'clock In the evening
carrying dinner buckets. It looks
as though they had been doing tome-
thing during the day.
Women are impressed with the
reckless extravagance ol men when
they know how little a man caret
whether he pays S10 lor a purchase
or 19.98.
You olum hear people say, In speaking of an unusually industrious person: "He is working himsell to
death." Still, you seldom read ol
an ailment ot that kind in oMWary
columns. And among those who attain longevity, the drones, you will
notice, lorm hut a small minority.
A lew years ago the late Marcus
Browne was one of the best known
book agents of New York. Marcus
was an Irishman, native of "dear
ould Galway," as he told it.
Highly educated, ol distinguished
appearance, and faultless til dress, his
ready wit and jovial manners were
valuable assets towatd selling bis
wares. Chief of his charms, however, was his ready, unfailing, spontaneous wit. ins sullies were so
pointed, so clever, and rang as true
in his rich, clear brogue, that they
were invariably the occasion for a
hearty laugh, always with Marcus as
the heartiest participant in the merriment. Ou one occasion 1 lunched
with him at a restaurant in Filth
Avenue. An orchestra furnished
music during the lunch, and I noticed
that the efforts of the players did not
seem to please Marcus, who, by the
way, was an habitue ol the place.
' learned later that the regular musicians ol the place were absent and
that substitutes were playing in their
stead. As we finished and left our
seats, an elderly gentleman, acquaintance of Marcus, was complaining to the manager of the restaurant
as to the quality ol the substitutes'
music. "The music is fearful," said
he. Marcus stepped forward quickly
and interposed: "You're wrong, my
boy, 'tis not the music that's fearful; 'tis the musicians are fearless.
Sealed tenders addressed to the
undetsigned, and endorsed "Tender
lot Post Ollice, Fernie, B. C," will
be received at this office until Monday, February IS, 1907, inclusively,
tor the construction ol a Post
Othcc, Ac , building at Fernie, B.C.
Plans and specifications can be
seen and forms of tender obtained at
this Department and oa application
to Robert A. Ketr, Esq., Clerk ol
Works, Fetnie, B.C.
Persons tendering are notified that
tenders will not be considered unless
made on the printed lorm supplied,
and signed with their actual signatures.
Each tender must be accompanied
by at, accepted cheque on a chartered
bank, made payable to the older of
the Honorable the Minister ol Public
Works, equal to ten pet cent (10
p.c.) ol the amount ol the tender,
which will be forfeited il the party
tendering decline to enter into a
contract when called upon to do so,
or it be fail to complete tbe work
contracted lor. If the tender he not
accepted Uie cheque will be returned.
The Department does not bind it-
sell to accept tbe lowest or any
By Order
Fred Oelinat,
Department ot Public WorVs,
Ottawa, January 18, 1907.
Newspapers     inserting this advertisement without authority Irom the
Department   will   not   be   paid   for
It. 43-21
"Jane, it that kitten a   tomcat?'
"Course.    Its mother was a tomcat and   to wat  its grandmother
AM at-aiUMt 1)1 all Ira Ua*
withta tat Railway BUS I* British
Columbia, nay b* kaalniat by
tar senna ate ll tat alt bang ol a
family, at uy aaM net U year* al
. ta (ha exeaat al aaa-quartaa
Motioa at Itt acrta, taore w atta.
Eatry man at man panoaaUy at
tat local Uad offlot lot tat dittriat
a which aba Uad ta litaeta.
The kossastaaatt la required ta aa>
fata tan wartktaa ttaatatsd thare-
ant ot   ta    	
(1)  Al ssstTI ail i      	
•pot Mi tulUvattoa al tat (Mi   to
tick yau far ttvta ytart.
(I) II ttt lattar (oi aoiaar, m tot
faUm it '—nl). of tat acmtntal
it mm ua*» a hta la tat ttato-
Uy of tat 1*5 lateral for, tat »
auiiaatata at la ranatact amy
aaUaM by tack atrat
utt father at mother.
(») 11 tat aetata* ate
ai by !ua la " tat vtcuuty at hi*
Bomtttaad, Ua requirement* at ta
(teideaot stay fat aavialed by taal-
denes upon las said land.
Sit  months'    auUca   la
McVittie & Laidlaw,
Mining Engineers
and Surveyors.
back to 1708.
During some   excavation    work In
connection   with the transler of   the
Ohdisco, a  monument in the Caste!
lana promenade, which marks     tint
spot where the French troops entered
Madrid In 1808, to its new site in the
Calle Alcada, a coffer three feet long,..-.   „,  . 	
and eighteen inches   wide awl 3 feel, the gem among my collection crl odd
deep was unearthed.      It contained excuses-
uaam, <•>,,«,   ..»„.,.,.100 gold doubloons nnd other colns.l   Deer     .     . 	
In the put 198 years I estimated to be worth £1,40©. ■tort my pant*  Hit. Blowa-Ex
Eight taamt of will-oroktn
I Dorset, four to nine yean old.
' of these teamt weigh from 1000
1400 pounds per team.
Apply to
Placet! Creek, Alta.
should at givta ta tat Commianoaat
ol Dominion Laaas at Ottawa at sa.
taatioa te apply lor pattat.
Coal lands may at purchased at Hi
per acre for tort coal aai M0 let
anthracite. Not aort teat 110
acres eta ht acquired by oat bjai-
vidual or company. Royalty al the
rata of tan otatt par tot of 1,000
pounds stall bt collect*! on tat groaa
Deputy at the Minister of the latartM
During my long career as a teacher
in the public schools ol C , I
think the following badly mixed excuse, all too plainly recognized as
having been written by the small
truant's own smudgy hand, ranks as
.   ..... .."        ..» i^u-^j ... h* anrih £1.00 • tore my panvx*
W. R tatty, Fun.nl DimUtr
Crwlnak B. c Phi... No. a
Notice It hereby given tbat 10
days alter date I Intend to apply to
the Chlel Commissioner ol Lands
and Works at Victoria, lor permission to purchase the following described lands situate on the easterly
side ol Goat River Canyon, adjoining the northerly boundary ol lot
811, group one, more particularly
described aa follows:
Commencing at a point on the
northerly boundary ol lot 111,
group 1, distant 40 chalnt west front
-ht most northerly angle on the
easterly boundary ol the said lot
111, thence north 10 chains, tbtaea
went 10 chaina, more or lets, to tat
rigbt-ol-way of the Canadian PactAe
Railway (Crowi Nest Branch),
thence following the easterly boundary ot the said rlght-ol-way in a
toutberly direction 10 chalnt, mora
or lest, to the northerly boundary ot
lot 111, group 1, thence easterly following said northerly boundary M
chains, more or lest, to the point
of commencement, tat wbolt containing 40 acre*, more or less.
T. W. Leask.
I   Dated thus   fMta day of Dtctmbti.
The best possible articles
The best possible prices
Absolutely without equal anywhere
MEN'S $12.00 OVERCOATS for $ 9.00
"        14.00          "               " 10.50
15.00          "              " 11.00
"        20.00          "               " 15.00
30.00          "               " 24.00
BOYS' $ 9.00 OVERCOATS for
BOYS'     5.50 REEFERS
4.50 " •'
MEN'S     5.00 MACKINAW COATS 4.00
5.50 " " 4.50
6.00 " " 5.00
7.00 " "     .    5.75
" 2.50
(Continued irom page five.)
.MKN'S    $2.50     STUB-PROOF
TTUBBERS for     $1.75
MKN'S    $3.28     STUB-PROOF
RUBBERS lor  $2.50
MEN'S    $l.t)ii    STUB-PROOF
RUBBERS for $3-25
MEN'S     $.1.25    STUB-PROOF
RUBBERS lor     $3.50
for        .75'
for 95
For    $1.20
For       $»•«>
For ..'	
MENS' $1.25
MEN'S $1.00
MEN'S 75c. " "      "
MEN'S $!(.00 SWEATERS for _    $2.25
MEN'S $2.00 " " —      1.50
MEN'S $1,50 SWEATERS for    $1.15
BOYS'     .05      " " -       .40
MEN'S $4.00 SKAT1N1! BOOTS for $3.00 HOYS' IB.OO SKATINU BOOTS for $2.15
These Goods MUST BE SOLD before FEBRUARY 15th. Stocktaking Day. Make
your money work overtime by buying from a Thoroughly Reliable House Thoroughly
Reliable Goods bearing Fink's Thoroughly Reliable Guarantee.
stiimls a comfortable hunk house lor
tin- sutvoyitiK parties engaged on Hie
topographical survey ot the town-
sitc. The building, although a temporary one, lias lieen designed to
afford comfort to those who have
all summer long been making it their
home. A large open fire-place piled
each evening with blazing eoulwood
makes tlie reading mom for the surveyors a most inviting one. Adjoining it is a room specially set
aside as a drying room with a large
heater in it. In this way the comfort of Ihe men is welt looked after.
Arranged above the reading room are
llie lied eliRinlrprs. Upstairs are
similar 'marten-; set aside for the assistants to the surveyors. To the
left of tbe approach to the wharf is
Hip only other pretentious building.
This is given over to the dining rnom-
and kitehens, on the lower flour,
while the second Hat is set aside as
ullice and store room.
St retelling bevoml this building are
tbe quarters for tbe Japs, Chinamen
.ind Indians, tbe cook house for these
ami the unpretentious blacksmith's
Already a clearing has been made
back a distance of about an eighth
of a mile, and the plank approach to
ihe wharf is being continued bark
through this forming the main
thoroughfare of the temporary town
during llie laying out ot the site.
On either side of this will be erected
those buildings which uie absolutely
necessary to the needs of the new
place. A larger dining room with
sleeping apartments is to be put
up. As sonn as the necessary sup-
ulies arrive there will also he built a
hospital, residences tor those who
are obliged to reside on the spot,
the stores which are absolutely necessary and other conveniences. These
will be put up by the company and
rented at a nominal figure. No interest in tbe property will pass to
tkose occupying these places so that
the edifices'may be torn down oi
removed when tbe townsite is permanently laid out.
At present there are sevpnty-five
men employed about the place including five survey parties making .a
thorough plan of the site on a
topographical basis. These are und-
•r the charge of .1. H. Pillsbury, the
mgineer in charge of the work. Mr.
Pillsbury, although a comparatively
young man. has been selected nn account nf bis executive ahilitv and his
varied experience along tlie lines of
work, he is now in charge of. All
that is done at the townsite is under
his supervision, and nothing escapes
his notice.
Nearer the entrance to the harbor
ami about a milr from the wharf is
the camp established hv 0. R. D-rdm*
in charge uf the hydrographlc survey
of the barhnr for the Dominion government, and his assistant, Mr.
Parizean. The site selected was a
very pretty one. It was appropriately named "Fairview Camp" by
them and all vessels entering thp harbor may read the dcsiimatmn in hold
characters in front ot their temporary home. From the camp Metlak-
abtla the model Indian village of the
north can be seen six miles away
throuish the opening among the intervening islands. Messrs. Dodge
and Parizean have been instructed to
remain during the winter and continue the survcv so well prosecuted
during the summer. They will as
snon as the accommodation is provided them hreak up camp at Fair-
view and remove to the embrvo
Prince Rupert.
There is still another center of
population on the townsite. This if
it the B. C. Tie & Lumber coriv
mny's mill two or three miles fart-h-
■r up the harbor than the wharf
\ model site has been obtained for
the perpose. A well protected bay
on the passage between Kaien island
nnd the mainland afford an ideal
place for the mooring of the logs.
The hay is commodious, and land
locked. Already a good sized mill
building has been erected on high
ground with a gangway to the water.
Mr. Rochester, In charge of the construction, has just taken thirteen
men, most of them millwrights and
carpenters, to complete the work on
the plant. These, with the staff,
therefore, are expected to have the
mill running by the New Year. It
is in fact agreed to complete It by
the middle of December, but making
due allowance for interruptions the
mill is expected to be cutting early
in the new year. At the mill site,
which will be connected with the
railway line from the city by, a spur
line, a commodious boarding house
has been erected, and the men are
supplied independent ol the town
proper. The mill will have a capacity nf 50,000 feet daily. In addition to the cutting of ties, machinery
wilt be installed for manufacturing
ordinary lumber of all classes, shingles, laths, etc. A dry kiln will be
installed and also a sash and door
factory to supply the demands of the
new city in part at least. Situated
as it is the mill will be removed a
considerable distance from the town-
site proper tor some time to come.
The railway line after crossing the
narrow straits from the mainland
hy bridge to Kaien island will pass
close to the mill on the way to the
terminals and can be cimnected by a
spur with the line. Then the mills
are most conveniently situated for
shipping by water. It is so located
that by a short tramwav at a slight
incline the lumber may fre run to a
wharf located at the deep water of
the harbor, while the logs are taken
in at the other side. Wliile there is
considerable timber close to the mill
site the hulk of Hie raw material will
be obtained on timber claims held by
the company on Observatory Inlet
and elsewhere along the roust.
Protected by Dlgby Island the bar
bin is land locked with a splendid
approach from the outside. The
hvilrographlc survey now In progress
under the charge of Mr. Dodge has
not revealed anything to interfere
with the free navigation ol vessels
drawing any depth of water.
('apt. Saunders of the steamer
Camosun, who vessel draws about,
seventeen feet and a half of water,
says if a few lanterns were put up at
the entrance to guide him he would
enter tlie hnrhor nt any time at,
night. At present until the surveys
of the entrance have been fully made
only a few marks intended tor the
guidance of Mr. Dodge and his staff
are available as guides to the navigators. With these the masters of
vessels, however, have no difficulty
in making the entrance The harbor
itself is wide with ample water,
along the waterfront ot the town-
Bile the eoadlUoDi an -mtflttt   f»t
wharfage. The coast line is little
broken along the waterfront, and
miles of wharves may be built in a
straight line. The water is deep
right up to the shore, and the company is contemplating putting in
wharves ot the most stable character. Stone and cement may lie used
in the course of construction and the
facilities for shipping will be all that
can he desired, There can he no
congestion as deep water continues
to the head of the inlet, forming a
perfect sheet ot water with mountains rising from near the edge
throughout the greater part of its
Nothing could lie more picturesque
than the surroundings ot the place.
Directly opposite the site of the
city rises Mount Hays, named after
the president of the (I. T. P. This
jieak stands out verv prominently,
rising to a height of 3.(WO feet. To
the right on Hie mainland are ranges
closely rivaling Mount Mays, and
still farther inland appear snow capped peaks.
Hack of the townsite a very pretty
ridge of mountains regular' lit outline rises to torm a striking background 'or the city. it is nearly
U.wm feet high, ending in a conical
|H-ak opposite the mainland. The
ridge gradually descends to the
watrr near tbe entrance tn the bar
hor, so that Prince Rupert whei
built under the shadow of the cleva
lion will be largely shut nut Iron
view until tin1 vessels near the flp
proach to the harbor, On the intervening space between the waterfront and the base of the mountains
is a wide tract ranging from two
miles to four or five miles near the
upper end.
The land along the waterfront is
lightly timbered but near the base
of Ihe hills it becomes more heavy
and hemlock, spruce and yellow
cedar of targe proportions are mot
with. The cost of clearing the
townsite will not, therefore, he as
great as it was in the rase of Vancouver, The ground is relieved
throughout from all monotony. There
are elevations in the interior which
command views of tbe harbor and
the country beyond which cannot be
shut out by buildings in the forefront. The facilities fnr drainage
are pronounced to be good ami no
difficult)' will he found in draining
off all surface water.
The survey now in progress will
show the exact topography of tho
land. With that to guide them the
engineers in charge, assisted by the
best landscape gardeners that can be
obtained, will decide upon the plan
for laying out this model city. The
mistakes of olher cities will be taken advantage of and avoided in the
case of Prince Rupert. The intention of the officers of the O. T. P. is
to make the terminal city as nearly
nerfect as can he done, Nothing is
being left to chance, and the plans
for the city will he based on the
promises that Prince Rupert is to he
a large place with important industries accessory to it and a great
commercial center. Everything connected with the town is therefore helm- planned with at view to stability
Tbe final survr'y for the line of
railway from the townsite is now being made under the charge of .1
Moore. It is expected that the terminals will be located between the
present buildings and wharf and the
entrance to the harbor. The opportunities for yards adjacent to an
admirable site for permanent wharves-
are excellent at that point.
The route will then proceed inland,
probably, and follow a line within
the towmsite proper at some distance
back from the waterfront. That
done thp townsite will be platted
and it is expected that hy next
spring, perhaps, the plans of Prince
Rupert will Itep repared and the city
begin in earnest. Railway construction may commence about .lune,
and from that on all will be activity
in the northern terminus.
The environs of the city will he
charming. The forest clad mountain at the back will afford scope for
delightful drives with the wide view
from the summit. A considerable
part of the slope may be utilized
as residential property also. Across
the harbor are a number of pretty
salt lakes which will be available as
bathing grounds. The Shawatlam
lakes just across the narrow passage
separating Kaien island from the
mainland contain a vast volume of
fresh water which will become the
source of supply, in all probability,
for Prince Rupert. The waters
reach the sea water after falling over
a precipice at a height of about 50
feet. This does not give head
enough to supply the city by gravitation. The lakes are now being examined with the object of finding the
best source for supplying the city.
If it cannot be brought into the citv
by gravitation it will be an easy
matter to pump the water into a reservoir at any height on the mountain back of the townsite and thus
secure the head desired. The distance involved in the piping of the
water will not be great, being easily
wittiln six or seven mites, The
supply of water from the Shawat-
lan s lakes Is ample, there being estimated to be enough for a city of
over 100,000 inhabitants with a liberal allowance.
Perhaps one ot the most valuabh
portions of the company's belongings
is the southern part of Dighy island,
which guards the entrance to the
harbor. This lias been utilized in
parts by the Indians ol the Tsim-
pheiin peninsula a.s gardens for the
growing ot potatoes, etc. The soil
is wonderfully rich and when cleared
of limber and brought under cultivation will lie u valuable suburb of
Prince Rupert. A short run by
feryy across Hie waters of the hurln
will bring this rich suburb, into
touch with the city. Brought under
the sway of tbe white man, Dighy
Island will nut be cultivated as it was
hy tbe Indians, only in the patches
of laud cleared by natural forces.
With Hie advent of the whiles the
forests will ipiicklv disappear nnd
market gardens and orchards to supply the needs of the growing city
will take their places. An evidence
of the depth of soil on this Island is
afforded by the tact, that in digging
the graves in the Indian cemetery on
the north end of the island opposite
Met-lahkntla the soil for a depth of
seven or eight feet has been found
to be of the same rich loam as It is
on the surface. A short bridge at
one point would connect the islam)
with the mainland south of Metlah-
katla and connection could be obtained by a somewhat circuitous
route with the city.
In the opinion of some of those
interested in northern navigation the
coming summer will see Prince Rupert iMdt    th* Use for the    trade
with the northern interior by way
ol the Skeeua river, taking tlie place
now tilled hy Purl Essiugton. (July
.i few hours time would in- tcquued
io make the extra run lur rivet
steamers io Prince Uupert. and a
saving in lime would he eUecled hy
ihe coasting steamers.
The interior ot northern British
Columbia io which the u. T. p. will
be the means ul communication when
completed has great possibilities.
liu'ie is great activity preparatory1
to Hie, building of thu line. This
was evident by the great number
who passed iu anil uul ot Hie country during Uie season. Those wtio
nave visited the Uulkley valley are
loud in their praises ol its fertility.
U. Burger, uf Alberni, who ban established a sawmill at lhat puiul
during Hie summer, was uu the coast
a lew weeks ago endeavoring io gel a
planing outfit. The great dilliculty
in tills is the getting ui the plant in
over the Hail, winch is only hy pack
trains. Mr. Burger has not despaired, however, and will try tu get
Ihe inachilieiy made specially iu suctions to he earned in hy this method.
lie expressed regret that he had uot
arranged in bring lu the cnasL cities
a representative exhibit ol vegetables
grown in uie Butkloy, No part ot
i in- province can produce better
vegelatilcs and la nn produce thuil
iii.il district, says Mr, Burger.
The mineral resources ol ihe country lo he ta|ipcd air alsu piuviug
very  valuable.     Koi a ycui  or    two
>is have been
qulullj   uavei-
sing tht
northern -sec
lolis   and      all
uf uie cm lu
located.    Sit-
in the liubilm
Haw been  located hy  men  WllU    llttVO
had experience in tho KooLennys and
.some of ihe discoveries located by
Liieiu are pronounced to he excellent,
Ihe rich deposits of the Tclkwu, are
being thoroughly exploited, and hy
the time the ti. T. P. is completed
there will be au Immense country
rich in a wide variety uf natural resources ready fur rapid development.
Preliminary work in this is now being dune and with railway facilities
unlimited capital will How in to complete the work begun and put the
different industries on a commercial
basis.... The tact that the (J. T. P.
is lending its aid tu further this development of the natural resources is
of inestimable advantage.
Tributary to the northern seaport
nf Prince Rupert have been established ur are being built up industries
which will contribute to maintain
a huge coasting trade. Foremost
among these arc the many salmon
canm-iies extending all a lung the
coast. At tiaxton near the mouth
of the Skcena tbe must up-tn-date
equipment has been installed by
Wallace Bros, at their cannery. Run
hy water power obtained right at
hand, a freezing plant has been installed nu the most improved plans.
Here salmon of the best quality and
the famous northern halibut are frozen and made ready fur market. At
the present time these frozen fish
have to be brought down by steamer to Vancouver, then shipped by
refrigerator cars east. With the
completion of the O. T. P., what,
now occupies days in getting the
frozen fish to the railway line will
he accomplished ill as many hours.
At many of the canneries ulonb the
northern coast similar steps will be
lukcn to that which Messrs. Wallace
have done when the means ol transportation is provided. At Nome Mr.
Draney, the enterprising cannery-
man, is already preparing to enlarge
his salmon ami clam cannery factories and also his sawmill.
Ou Swanson Hay .1. A. McKinnon
is developing the pulp concessions which have passed into the control nf British capitalists.     A forte
f.men are at work and with ample
water power right at hand he expects to gradually equip a pulp   mill
ml later a   paper factory.        These
re but a few instances nf what in
being ilnne in the north without, direct rail transportation facilities.
With a railway built to the coast
these industries will he many times
over duplicated and new wnrks will
lie developed.
With Prince Rupert as the gathering center and in turn the distributing point, New DrHish Columbia will
in a few years rival the southern
portion nf the province. With every
facility in the way of harbor accommodation     and   accessories     for
large manufactnries which are now
being investigated the modest little
survey camp at Prince Rupert, will in
a few' years become one of tbe great
centers of population and will rank
among the most important ports   on
ihe Pacific ocean.
The "Scarlet Mysteries" who are
announced to make their first ap-
peuranec for a short season of two
nights at the opera house on Friday
and Saturday, February Sth und
fltlt, claim to present Ihe most
artistic ami genuinely humorous attraction ever brought from England
to these shores.
Mr. Fitl ward Biauscombe under
whose direction the new company is
touring, is assured that the combination uf artists and the character of
ihe performances they give, will fulfil a long felt want, viz.: The production of an entertainment offering
refined humor, genuine fun free horn
.ill vulguiity, of real musical excellence, presented by reputable artists
chosen from Hit; front rank of vocalists and musical "stats" in England.
The company Includes two famous
corned in ns, a celebrated mule ipiar-
icitc, a skilled '.ui humorist' who
surprises von with lightning sketches
in colored chalks in record lime, lo
Hn* the accompaiiimciil uf funny
stories, ami their programmes include all Hie latest London musical
novelties given hi costume, with thu
introduction of appropriate dances.
The "Ncuiiel Mysleiies" haVO
proved an enormous a 111 act ion
u hei ever I hey ha V0 a ppon red, t heir
Minus are new, their wit clean and
clever, they come to amuse, and in
this they never fail.
Mr, Edward Branscombc enjoys the
reputation of always giving Ihe public the best, both musically and
artistically, and no better recommendation can be given than the fact
that his name figures as the organizer of the company.
The "Mysteries" will plav all the
principal towns through Canada on
their wny to Japan, China, New
Zealand and Australia via Vancou-*
"Yes, it was a case of love
first sight."
"Indeed! Which one uf them
the money?"


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