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 VOLUME   l.
(■|:aMJ1:ooK,   BBITISIJ   COLUMBIA,   TUESDAY,   AIMill.   12,    1898.
The Matter Now Rests Witli the United
States Congress.
Thoy Want to Submit l.) Arbitration AUQuostlone Aiininif Prom
the Mnlno'n DoM ruction.
|S|H'ci:iii<y wire lo Tiik IIhiiai.ii i
Washington, April it.—Tho president*! mt'Hsi.f-t- nskfl congress lo authorise the prcsldeut to take mensttres to secure thu teiiuinntUm of hostilities in
Cuba, and secure the establishment ol
n Stable Kovcintiieiit there,  and tti use
tbe military und  naval forces of ib
United Stales as he may deem necessary
for Unit purpose, The president says
the only hope for relief from tbe conditions which now prevail in Cuba and
which can no longer be endured, is the
pacification of the Island.
The issue is now with cotigreEBaud the
president awaits its action, standing prepared to carry out every ubligalloit Imposed on him by the couslituilon, The
decree of Spain for a BUspenslou of hostilities is submitted to congress for its
just and cartful attention*, with the ob*
servatiou that If measures attain a successful result then our nsperalious as a
peace loving people will have been realized, If it fails it will be only another
justification of our contemplated action.
The Maine incident figures prominently in the message, which argues that the
wrecking of tbat snip in tbe harbor of
Havana shows that Spain is not able lo
guarantee to foreign vessels security iu
Cuban waters.
Spain has offered to submit to arbitration all differences which may arise fioin
the existing affairs,
After the presentation of the message
congress adjourned, and will give u due
consideration tomorrow, nil other business being }.oslpoted.
Both the "Whito nnd Red Man
Presont. in Numbers.
Sunday last—Easter Sunday—was a
very interesting as well as busy da) »t
the St. ECugenu Mission, on the banks of
the charming si. Mary's river; and whil<
it was very interesting to the visitors i
must hnvo been quite trying to good
leather Coccoln and his brother priests
nud the gentle Mother Superior Mary
Count., iu clinrge ol tho schools, ami
Slater Superior Mclltliie, or ihe hospital,
in addition to nearly soo Indians— men,
women and children—who had here gathered front ns great adistimce-is IOO III lies,
there were seme'* of paleface visitors, and
,„, I, .ml all tvere met peraoually by the ! *^to T rf
Wither,ami ivt'iyi'tu- timcieto reel tlmt be '
The Opposition Still Delaying the dun!
try's Business,
Mr Fo'H'rr of Delta QoU Excited
uml Indulgee in ti Few Ebt-
i IdbIvu Wordi.
Fortunate Is Cranbrook in B.ing
the Possessor of Them.
Tbe statement made by J. II. Macleod,
acting engineer for tbe Crows' Nest ['ass
Railroad iu a recent issue or Tiik Him-
A1.D, relative to the necessary buildings
at this point for the establishment r,f divisional headquarters, simply confirms
what has been claimed by ibis paper
from the Btart. rt has .Mr. Macleod*!
opinion that the road will be completed
to Cranbrook by August, nnd iliat means
tbat before that time work will have to
be inaugurated on llie buildings that nre
to be constructed by the company iu
Craubrook, It will mean more than
that. Cranbrook, owing to her fortunate condition will be made the base of
supplies for the construction of the road
west from Wardner to Kootenny Uke.
In fact, as the work approaches this
town, there will follow n centralization
of fortes nnd supplies at this point. In
addition to this, it is now quite probable
that when the offices are moved westward
from Macleod Craubrook will be selected
asthe most advantageous place for operations. The C. r. U., in securing an half
interest in Cranbrook, did so as a business proposition, for the Biniple reason
tbat Craulirook's location made it imperative that the pilncipal bmlnesspoint
of ibe company ou this line should be located here. Hail nol the original owners of the land on whioh the townslte is
located concluded to lay om a porllou o(
the properly Into lots, the C. I'.-li would
have purchased the property and built
the town, There wns no escape from a
town being located here, as the distances
east and west fixed litispatticulai locality us the Important railroml center.
Nothing could Inve prevented n good
town here, and with ibe railroad and
townsite companies worktug logeibei for
the advancement ol the place, it can be
easily seen that it will be ihe Important
city in Unit Kootenay,
There are those wuo perhaps fail to
fully appreciate the Importance attached
to tbe action ot the railroad company in
making this the divisional print It
must be luuue in mind that when the
Ciows' N.-st Road is completed H wi'l at
once become tbe piiiu-ipal line of traffic,
both in freight aim passengers, from coast
to const, i ids change w.ll he due to the
cany gradients that tunc been seemed
through tbe mountain passes, Through
passengers and through freight, Qnst or
west, will be diverted by this line, as
this route will  be   fni   more economical
fm heavy work? Thai means that a divisional point on ibis line will became at
once a place ol great Industry. Tho
Cranbrook simps will Iibvb to heh-rt-e
enough to do a vest amount ol work,
The -on ml home will be built of suffi lent
capacity lo accommodate mnny engines,
And the great uuuiber of iratui will of
eour.se make Craubrook llie home of a
huge number of men, A towu i-.itu.iud
something like Cranbrook is KalUpcH,
Montana, the difference being th it Kai-
Ispell's basis of prosperity Ib confined to
the fact that it is a division:)] point on
the Great Northern railroml. in that
town there are from 300 lo 500 railroad
employes, which gives the tow 11 a rail-
load population alone of about a.coo people who are supported by wages drawti
from the company.   This will Illustrate
what a divisional point   will mean for
was welcome within the gales of St. Bu-1
gene Mission.   Patltcr Coccola was here, I
there, everywhere, ond it is through bis
tireless eiicigv. addeJ&o hit
sincerity and liearlelt desire to assist iii
the  redemption of mankind  that  has
made him very popular with the whites
ami enabled him IqmnketrueChristians
and good citizens of n barbarous,  win
ling race.
The handsome new chapel was filled to
its nl most capacity three times on .Sun-
da*.; the beautiful windows of stained
glass the choir of young Indian women
singing in praise of their Savior—the
huge assemblage of women attired in tbe
blight colors so dear to inosi feminine
hearts— the old gray-haired man no longer mourning because nge has incapacitated him usa vairiot; the strong, supple
young man, no longer a "buck" or brave
—attired nlso iu guy colors, most of
them—all listening with wrapt attention
to the sad yet Inspiring story of ihe death
and resurrection of Jesus that the red
man as well as the black man and while
might be led to a better life aud everlasting life hereafter—all ibis formed a beautiful sight, aud one which, could it be
faithfully transferred to canvas would
make the painter fuuous.
In the afternoon the visitors were given an instrumental treat by the Indian
hoy's brass band, Their efforts were remarkably successful, all condition!: being counldered,
There is much more to be said regarding St. Eugene Mission, but Tin-* Uiiit-
Ai.n is obliged to postpone.
Victoria, lt, C, March 30,—In the
1 legislature lust Wednesday evening
for the current year, which have since
furnished material  for debate in  the
ttouse. The policy of the Opposition
"i'K"i ,'"1 i nPPeara 1° 'ie prolongation of the discussion to the limit of their resources, hoping by Ibis mentis to leave the Govern
ment without supply at the termination
of the Besslon, in much the same manner
as tho federal government was last year
left. Having hnd opportunity to foresee
the plan of attack, it will be the natural policy of the Government lo meet
unreasoning obstruction with the force
of numbers, and by all night sessions if
necessary, push the estimates through
quickly, so that the other business of the
country may proceed.
The estimates show $1,453,389.45 and
$1,992,609.75 as the. lolals respectively of
anticipated revenue and expenditure, as
agaiustjr ,573,089,45 and fi, 560,765.10 last
year. It is lo be noted thai a most cuii-
Bervatlve estimate of revenue is made,
the chief sources of contribution being
free miners' licenses, 5175.000; milling
receipts generally, $165,000; real and
personal properly taxes, $130,000 each;
revenue lax, $90,000 nnd luud sales, $75-
qoo. As was lo be expected, materially
increased expenditures are necessitated
iu all branches of Ibe public service lo
meet the growing requirements of the
province, Ilia chief advances being in
public works. Here are the totals, as
contrasted with last year:
Another resolution provoking eonsid-   i CTDlL'r IV THE DilJVI AM
able discussion, and finally prevailing  A MKIM4 IN ML DAISILUiN
In the Hospital,
The  St. Eugene hospital, under the
charge of Sister Superior Meliliue, with
later assistants, contained on Sun-
day 17 patients. Under the watchful
care of the sisters, aided by Steward Clo*
polkoff, it is hardly necessary to add the
patients receive every needful attention.
Following is ilie sick lis!:
A Camp- Predlirlshb
unimp   Dan keilur.
Molten & Million   Hum   .Mm r.-url-niiiatri
l-mun amp  lint r r. MoDoaald, T ,1. Kenny...'0,111 Curtis.-lo.in i'  Kt;. n. Man .Mt-U-oiid.
lolia Marsh.
Railway   Notes,
Assistant Manager Tnrnbllll of the C.
P, R. was 111 town  lust  Friday evening.
departing westward the next morning.
C. P. H. Hnnineer Garden, with headquarter-] at Warduer, waa in town last
owan, who has the Moyie
ink, was in town recently.
k progressing ai a satis-
Lake tunnel
He reports w
factory rate
that way for
linst ol C
ws' Kes
vcek 1
another 1
Engineer MctCe
or to Cranbrook,
odlord Ryan, of the Crnnbroi
■ McCi
•eral 1
Worksn*iilliiillillngi....8 8fl,fln tin •Us.-r-o nu
Itoails, streets, tralls,ote, WJ.WJ uu ■mi.'ioo 00
Provision is mude for the continuous
employment of an Inspector of metnllf-
erous mines, nt $150 03 monthly) while
$9,468 oo Is appropriated for the admin*
tration of justice In Ka-t Kootenay, as
against $6,at6 01 last ye .tr. and ^.6,163 oj
for educntional purposes as contrasted
with $3,085 (xi. Tbe increase under llie
former head arises chiefly through the
lucre tse of the salary of the government
Agent and Gold Commissioner nt Port
Steele from $1,140 00 per annum to ft -
7in 00—besides whlel) tillowance Is made
for a clerk in the Government Agent's
office at $600 oo yearly; and .simitar as-
'rank Williams, sls'ance iu the Record office at $60000.
A further sum of J 1,200 .,0 per annum is
provided for the payment of assessor,
recorderandcoustable, so that altogether
the Fort Steele division of the district
fares exceedingly well. The graut for
the hospital at Golden remains as before, $2.00 >, while under the head of education, the appropriations for East
Kootouay are found lo hnve been literally doubled—$3,075 In 1897 and $6,163
in 1898, There are $10 increases in the
allowances for incidentals in connection
with Ihe schools at Golden, Field, and
"   Fort Steele.   At Donald, where formerly
.  .the  total expenditure  was  limited to
llie line  is    .        . .,   .     ' ...      ,,
1   j-74-- f7°o >s now provided as the principal's salary with $600 per annum for au
assistant   and   $100 for incidentals.    A
salary of $750 with au expense allowance
of $50 is also granted for schools nt Tobacco Plains, Wardner and Windermere.
For tbe repair of government buildings
in East Kootenay $200 is appropriated;
k bo-  $.*■■> 1 m to U set aside for the erection of
nday.  a lock-up at Wardner; $28,000 is asked
.        for general road, wharf and bridge work
■ in East Kootenay, as against $15,00.1 in
by unanimous vote, was also presented
by Mr. Helmcken. It i-i a request to the
domlntou government tor ihe establishment of a inlnt In British Columbia, hy
which it is hoped to induce the majority
of the returning Ktondikers lo market
their wealth in ibis province, and here
spend or invest the proceeds, insti
giving this advantage to Seattle or San
Upward of ,",,500 voters "F the province desire that llie frnlichlte be extend
ed to women, and in a petition 70 feet
long express their views with regard t
lovely woman's qualifications for com
plete  citizenship,    Maria Grant and
thousand or more others also want lb
curfew law made operative in all parts of
British Columbia, pointing to the recent
alarming increase in the number of juvenile criminals in the Coast cities as a
strong argument in .-. pport of their position.
By au amendment of the Southeast
Kootenay Railway bill prior to its adoption by tbe legislature, it is provided
that the company shall deposit $5,eto as
a guaranty that before the 30th of June.
1899, they will have expended $10,000 in
survey work.
The Masters' and Servants' bill, prior
to its acceptance arid final passage by the
house, was so amended as not to discriminate against Eastern Canadians, ns it
would have, had it passed as originally
Greatly to Mr, Graham's disappointment his Water Clauses Act amendment
bill has been killed on second reading.
The reason of the fatal Opposition developed was that the bill proposed lo unjustly interfere with private rights.
Among the completed legislation of
the pasl week—bills that have now had
their final rending—art- the Escheats and
Forfeiture bill; Execution hill, Farmers'
Institutes bill, Alice Arm Railway bill
and the Vancouver City bill,
Ore-Body Two Feot Thick Unexpectedly
$11.15 to [lie Pan.
■ woik
* wns a recent visit-
nt.-d Pi
e Iuspector Sanders and
escort were In town Friday, eastward
Charles Martin visited Port Steele last
Tuesday, to (ile upon a homestead near
Cranbrook,   Stay with it, Charlie; it'll
net you a nice little "slake," some dny.
■,1.1,0 n
1 met \
[liter, "Seven-Up
at mlifoi tune on
a recent trip down, ode or his horses befog taken lick and d\ing al Fori Steele.
Mr. Plepei left list  Friday for  Moyie
City to complete some unfinished work
pnlnttngaud pn per hanging, alter which
in- wid return to Ctaubrook and enter
On nnd after Mny 1st The Fort Steele
Mercantile Co. will carry n large aud
complete Hue uf Building Paper, Cedar
Shingles, Sash mid Doors, aud Building
Mr. W. Bailey, formerly of the Pros-
pector, was a visitor lo Cranbrook and
Tin, IIkkai.u office last Friday. Mr.
Bailey haa political aspirations, it Is reported, ss 11 candidate for linst Kootenay.
Gold  Commissioner   Armstrong hns
Blgnified his intention of soon putting
f j the road frum Cranbrook lo the St. Jvu-
I    I   .,.,„„    \tia.a!..>.a   ill    I.-..I    n1na,„    ....1... ....    '...
tin Thursday night last. British Col-
bin's parliamentarians emulated the
French chamber of deputies for a few
short moments—ll] disorder at least, during what waa practically au all-night session,    ll was during a nine-hour debate
on American encroachment in the Kootenny country, llie resolution before the
house being one of the series
introduced this year as retaliatory, and
directed agaluit citizens cf the United
States and their busiuess Interests in this
province, This parlicnlarresolution was
fathered hy Helmcken (Victc'la City),
and urged the dominion government to
Withhold all assistance to I). C, Corbili's
Kettle River Valley railway, which contemplates tapping the Canadian Kootenay mining country, and carrying its
Orel to the smeller at Northport, Wash.
Thea1g1uue11tagainstthe10.nl was thai
it would divert traffic and business gcu-
erally from British Columbia to the
neighboring stales, and ou this ground
it was finally decided by 20 to 10 lo oppose the company's request for a chni let*.
The Opposition worked hard against the
resolution, pursuing their usual tactics
of talking against time, untU at 10:45 p.
m,, Mr. Kilhet moved llie previous question, speaking rather sharply of the folly
of forever wasting llie lime of ihe House.
Mr. Forster (Delta) took the point of
order that such a motion wus irregular,
. j an amendment having been rejected. He
Mr. John Parrel!, oue of Moyie City's
substantial citizens, was an agreeable visitor IoTkb IIkiiau. office last Friday,
he being homeward bound from a trip to
Fort Steele. Mr. l-'arrel it-ports all bus-
ness moving uicely al .Moyie, although
ihe he ivy roads are rendering transportation of supplies a serious problem,
The plant lor the Moyie City papei has
finally reached Its destination, after many
trials and tribulations, and Saturday next
is the date set lor the nppearauce of llie
luiiiol number. Fred Smith, for u lou-j
lime with the Slocan City News, will be
the managing editor.
A fiesh'-uieat famine Is also reported in
the city by the lake, and, as an old pros-
prector puts it, the only meat available
for food purposes is "pig bosom."
Nor is mankind also the only one short
of "grub" iu .Moyie, as horses are suffering from a lack of hay an 1 onts.
It is reported that ihe bake Shore has
been bonded to a syndicate; Mr. Farrell
while in a position to know all ab iut tin
Impending deal, did not feel al liberty lo
erter inm any detnil-* that often unreliable authority, Dame Rumor, however,
places the price up iu six figures; llie
latter authority also slates lhat Ihe same
parlies are negotiating for the purchase
ot Hil- Moyie and Queen of the Hills at
the i-ame time. The lake Shore is said
to he making a remarkably fiueshowiug,
the ledge being ten feet wide wilh four
feet ol clean galena ore, and the remainder a good concentrating proposition.
An Opinion of Sout onat Kootonay
a3 u Fros prating Field Gi von by
SllRCOSHful Pros-jQctJis.
Mention was made in Till-. IIi.k.u.1) of
the 23d ultimo of the Babylon mines, on
Ibe east prong of Palmer Bar crrek, situated but eight miles from Cranbrook
and easily accessible. At that time it
wns stnted lhat a prospect tunnel was being run 50 feet for a ledge showing 40
feet on the surface and strongly impregnated with gold, silver, copper and lead.
The tunnel was designed to cross-cut the
ledge to a depth of 35 feet aud to tap a
vein of ore showing strongly on the surface. At that time the tunnel had penetrated 26 feel, wilh four men pushing it
On Wednesday night, March 30. the
night's work revealed an unlooked-for
ore body of two feet of galena, which
aNo carries substantial values iu gold
uud silver. Another Ihing is also being
demonstrated, and lhat is a strong probability that the ledge is nearer 70 feet
iu width than 40.
The ore just uncovered is both clean
ami concentrating; the clean oreis found
in kidneys of from medium lo large si/e
and is n solid, large-cubed galena; the
remainder is a concentrating proposiliou
of apparently a line character, and giving
promise of increased values with additional depth, The ore started for, it is
calculated, is still 18 feel distant, ami it
may be will have been encountered at
this time; the probabilities also are thai
it will largely exceed the already fine
showing made iu llie tunnel. The dio-
lile footwnll is in places highly miueral-
i/.ed with cupper. It is thought that the
greatest galena ore body of the ledge,
however, will be found 011 the hanging
wall, which is sieniie. On Tuesday evening last Mr. II. \V. Melton, manager of
the Baylou, arrived in Cranbrook en
route to Ft rt Steele with samples. Mr.
Mellou also left samploa with Tim-; Hi.it-
Ai.ii, wbei.e all interested iu mining, ami
wishing so to do, mny view them.
A lead—good and strong—may be crop
pin;; out strongly above llie country roc!
the first few pieces broken may not show I
signs, but he is not discouraged; he fol- '
lows it along, at intervals banking ofT Swedisll GllUl Dirt I'ailS StOjII J'lOO ti
mote pieces with tbe hope of finding j
some place in the lend where a '"shoot"'
comes to the surface; failing in ihls, he |
may sink a few feet below the top of the
ground, knowing that there he may find
lhat which he has failed lo find on the
weather-beaten surface of the ledge. H
success still does not attend hlsefforts be
may or may not put in n shot or two.
ll" be -puts it is generally without regret
for the hours, and it may be days, expended in fruitless toil, but wilh the he
lief and knowledge thnt there are mac;
more rich lends in Mother Faith tindis
covered than have yet been found, by ai
overwhelming majority, and that it i
only a question ol" time as to his striking
one of them, Columns might he written
as to tbe methods cf the genuine prospector, but space forbids.
Lease of Placer Ground.
Fori Steele Mr. Melton re
will III
Cranbrook, except" lhat in the
Cratlhrook Ihe number of men employed ! j^eue Mbsiuu iu Rrst-class order—au
at this point will he greater, owing to | provement much-needed, especially that j was overruled by tbe Speaker.   At thi;
the   building of branches ami (.purs to   pflitof It across the slough, near'town, i Mr. Forster who had resumed his seat
outlyiug mining camps. 1 .  while the ruling was given, sprang to his
Therefore, when Till-; Hi'.itAi.i. stales      *",   H.   Met ton, ol Warduer, passed   - '    ■'•
that Crnulook is to be the largest and ' Ihrogh here Thursday morniugseurcitle
heBt town in Fast Kootenay, it is simply | for   Moyie with  a load of laborers for
aettlug forth a_ fact that Is based upon j rock work at  that point,   The condi
the soundest foundation.   The railroad
feet wilh the observation:   "This is the
it cowardly proceeding 1 ever heard
"Oh —■ "   groaned  the  mem-
lion of the roads p.evinlcd   reaching! ^'[^ ^\ 8idu~>« *»*'»*
business, but this will be only one ol tbe J ?«*«* *- ^ ■»««, «- ^1- I c^iiccom^
many features that will give to Crati-   »Y '"*« ~ B» ""° camp several mileso.it. I ^ fll ^       of ^ «* £ ^ ™.
brook the largest pay-roll m  l-.asl Koo-1     Attention is called lo the second page   self h--aid as he shook Ins fist firatal Mr
tenay.   And pay-rolls make towns. Tit s ' n, ■.•„,, u,tu .,,. wIlL.re wn.  .,.   f'„ „,   «u uemu as ue shook ms nsiiirstaifllr.
has always been the case   and alwavfl ( .   , l' Rlthel flml lhen at P"«*ier Turner, re-
will be Te ease. That £ why the in -1 "tracts from the act regulating the reg- pealing his charges and com lading will,
ducements for business men to settle in lsl,Htlon ol i|ll*r"ngcs, birthsaml deaths. 1 the sweeping observation, "Vou arc all
Craubrook far outweigh any that can \ u wl11 ■•*-' well ior all to familiarize them-1 cowards-all of you." There was no
be offered by any other town in the dis-! selves with its provisions, especially tain- answer, and lo terminate the incident
tiict.^L,« 1  Isters, nurses nnd doctors, the Speaker called the vote.
The International and the Kootenay River Co's.
By reference to their advertisement ill
another column it will be seen that the
International and ihe Kootenay River
Transportation Compnniea anticipate
starling their boats up ihe river about
the 20th of thi; month, an event which
the people of Southeast Kootenay sincerely hope will take place. The companies will operate three steamers this
season as follows;
The new, first-class boat J. I>. Farrell,
the largest and most completely equipped steamer ever placed on Kootenay
river, ami which ranks with Ihe best on
western lakes and livers In addition to
splendid motive power she is equipped
with the most modern appliances for
safety nud comfort, including an electric
searchlight. Tbe cabins, too, are steam
healed and Illuminated by electricity.
Capt, McCormack will be In command
of this new and handsome craft,
The old favorite, ihe North Star, which
was hurried to completion and ptessed
into Bcrvlce Insi year ere her finishing
touches bad been put on. has undergone
a course of overhauling ami been improved In many ways. She will be the run-
lllng mate of the Farrell nnd be commanded by the veteran Capt. Miller.
With these two fast boats Southeast
KoQteiiay wi'l come pretty near having
daily communication with the outside
world, which will be greatly appreciated
by travelers and shippers.
The Gwendoline will be handled this
season by ''Charlie" Miller, anil will he
used principaby betvyceu Wardner and
Fort Steele and in "snagging," etc
celvtd advices that a lease had bee;
gianttd himself and partners, on 321
iicres of placer ground, carrying with it
500 inches ol water, anil good lor twenty
years. A ditch will be commenced at
ibe ohl ditch head aud will be brought
ni along the bench above Palmer bar
lake and thence the water returned to the
creek. The o'ri diggings, it is stated,
were never worked to bed rock, and the
benches are comparatively untouched.
The latter will he prospected for drifting
digging. The Moyie river audits tributary creeks, notably ihe Nigger, Weaver and Palmer, have In years bygone given millions of wealth iu yellow nuggets
and dust, and as in those days nothing
less tbiin J10 a day lo the man—if even
as little as that—would pay lo work, ilis
hut reasonable to believe th.it much gold
there yet remains, especially wherever
tbe bed rock—nature's big concentrating
pan for placers—has never been stripped.
The Palmer Bar placers will lu all
probability soon be operated by au lin-
glisb syndicate possessed of abundant
capital, and it js not ut all improbable
lhat ere many months have fled lhat in
and around Cranbrook will be re-enacted
the stirring scenes and occur a revival of
the exciting times—
In llie days of nl-l,
And the days of gold,
when everybody had money to throw at
ibe birds, or any other old thing that
crossed their path, if they so desired.
Daily Stage Line.
With the advent of navigation on ihe
Kootenay n daily stage line will he established from Craubrook to Fort Steele or
Wardner, whichever town from time to
time tuny he the terminal joint of the
principal steameisof the transportation
Hues.    This will give Craubrook  a mail
at least five days out of the week, and i
also largely stimulate travel and invest- j
ment in Ibis direction.    Southeast Koo- j
tenay is surely in for great advancement
the present year. j
Public Improvements.
II. M. Harwell, C. lv., will soon arrive 1
from Victoria, if be is not h
is in print, to make a sui vej for the construction of watet-woiks iu Cranbrook,
and other Improvi menu of a public nature,
Regarding Southeast Kootenay
as a Mineral Region.
There are prospectors and prospectors,
of every nationality and of every creed.
There are prospectors who know nothing
of the uses of the pick and the shovel,
llie hammer nnd the drill, the coil of
fuse aud llie stick of giant iu prosecuting their alleged search tor mines; their
method of working is in principally following well-worn trails and with a tomahawk staking a boulder; or, following
iu the \yake of the legitimateproipector
who has found something mid demonstrated that fact, and with his little h itch-
et making another''discovery,"   At the
close of bis arduous season's labors, Ult!<
ally conducted ai the expense of some
confiding sucker, who puis up a grubstake, he fills nway to the nearest mining
centre where he lays in wnlt for the other kind of sucker—Ibe fellow who thinks
he is going to buy a mine by putting up a
few drinks or a few dollars, as the case
may he. They arc tbe prospectors who
are often accountable for a new district
receiving a
does get one
Then there is anotlur kind—the kind
who is not looking for extension;; net-1
titer for boulders, except as they may direct him to the place from whence they
came; and if be chances lo be going over j
a trail he is always watching for a likely j
looking piece of rock which nny have
11 ovtrlooked hy his predecessors f. r '
ing lime; lie knows th ,t many of ihe
richest mines of today stared, unheeded,
in the facts of prospectors fur yeaisj his
ever-ready pnll-pick descends with a re-
sounding crack 011 ..11 moss-covered rocks
and bowlders whose natures are uot visi-
- hie 10 ihe eye; he may spend hours and
arrive I days in timing fine pieces of good look-
q this] ing flout, until the hillside resembles a
prairie-dog  town on   a  large   scale, to
many "gopher-holes" has he dug iu his
seiuib for what may prove lo be a rich
lend capped over by ihe mountain wash.
Two Successful Prospectors.
On Thursday two examples of the sue
cesful, and true prospector, came into
Craubrook and went into camo in its
suburbs, where tbey will await the passing of the snow from the hillsides before commencing a 2oo-[oot cross-cut tunnel ou their Belleville il urn, on Palmer
mountain, eight miles from Cranbrook.
They are W. j. and John Hamilton, and
are both miners and prospectors; they
have made valuable discove ies In Bast
Kootenny since coming heie, have done
considerable work on them, mid are starting in lo do more; they own a propert}
[11 Montana which is so valuable lhat
ihey were recently offered mnny thousands of dollars for il. and upon which
ihey have run u tunnel of over a thousand feel. Tm; II BR ALU mentions these
facts simply lo show lhat thev are "onto
their job."
Speaking of Southeast Kootenay as a
mineral zone, the gentlemen stated lhat
it is. in their judgment and firm belief
oue of llie most fruitful Gelds for the in-
lelligeni nud Industrious prospector to
he found in the world today, accessibility by the C. 1'. R, being taken into con-
sideiallon; nor is it an advantageous and
desirable field for the prospector alone.
Here exist the same grand opportunities
for tbe judicious investment of capital.
The man with a few hundreds of dollars
may find undeveloped prospects which
cau in a nhort time be developed into
properties that will command thousands
while syndicates with larger capital may
secure mines upon which sufficient work
has been done to demonstrate that they
gu deep, aud can*, the ores and values
along. The Messrs. Hamilton not on!y
belleve this as miners and prospectors of
long ixperiencc, but nrj barking their
belief with money and muscle, two things
needful fur mine getting.
All the country rock of Southeast Kootenay is of a nature intended by nature
to he the storehouse of the mor; valuable
minerals—mainly diorite and slate, In
places traversed by ".orphyry dikes; the
diorite, in most mineral districts an n-
ceedlngly hard formation to penetrate,
hcresoftens wiih depth. Quartri'e, si-
enlte ami granite appear less fr< pienli) ■
the only lime belt of any magnitude encountered by the Messrs. Hamilton lies
between tbe Little UjII aud IJig Bull
Valuable Claims.
As a result of last summer's prospecting the Hamihous have discovered some
valuable prospects, and done considerable work on Uiemj they have workt! all
winter in Ibe St. Eugene ami are folly
prepared 10 prosecute to a finish the long
piice of work they are about to cenj-
mence. Within a few miles of Cmn-
brook—on Palmer mountain—they have
three c'aim-,
tiik is uot a very large lead, but
I.ORETTA. shows splendid values in
gold, numerous assays giving returus of
from J36 to $100 per ton. The ore car-
ries tellurium, that rare nictal -,o seldom recognized by the large majority of
prospectors when seen, and Which often
carries wilh it fabulous gold values. Mr.
Hamilton is. reported to be the first in
this district to recgonize aud classify the
THK is another proposition be-
ni.u.i-Yiu.K longing to the brothers,
and is situated on Palmer tuountai i, on
the right hand fork of the creek. On
this property they have sunk a shaft 39
fee:, at which point tbey struck a Spring
with snch a strong (low lhat further work
was tendered impracticable, 'J lie shaft
is a1! iu ore, and the ledge 7 feet wide;
on the hanging wall there is 2 (eet - fsolid clean zinc ore, the remaining 51 t-t be-1
ing galena, is inch
and practically free fiom gangne, Th
zinc ore st'e.ik is distinctly reparoled
from the galena, The Messrs, Hamilton
will iu a few days start a cro>s-cul tunnel
of aoo feet on this property, which ihey
estimate will give a depth of 150 feet.
The Lookout ii au extension of the
Belleville, Heing higher up the mi
and is also their property.
A Ghnstly Find Mado by P oapeot-
ora en tho Gront Desert of
Stewart Rivor-
>-.■•- l Victoria *"■■.■.■>-■'■' I'l.-n--" to 1 ic Hi a-
Al It.)
The Litest information to hand regarding the progress of events in the Klondike district deals particularly with recent rich strikes on theUigSalmon Phil
Wa'sh nnd Lake I reeks—affiuents of the
Salmon—aud at Swedish gulch, the placer ground last mentioned beinq a dry
bench digging >iv miles above Dawson
where coarse gold was first discovered on
February _>*,d. letii I'ielie, Special dispatch bearer of the Dominion government, who is the last man from ihe far
north, vi-.i:-.-d each of these new :.. Ids on
bis way to the ccast, snd I om the ie»\ilt
of his own experimenting gives ihe fob
ihe values . | the ■- rt, three
tried in each camp, aud the
pans bet
-■'' I -    E ■   '■ IU
There is, Piche sajs, pli *-. of fa |
in the Yukon country, an : output o(
at U ..-.(*.--. in gold y|.»v he looked
for during the current yeai Main 1..-- .
of iu lesi ti il e li rds ip wi« recorded
in connection with toe stampedes to li c
new .:.-> . :.-.,-;, ■.,,., ,t,:,| Pcbtua-
ry, ss well as ii ridents of suffering and
1 rtvati     lhal . ,  D ell.
■lured un t< 1 the s imi laiion aud cxhiii-
aralii 1 be _ I 1-huutc 1 's -.-. ver, 1 hie
fatality only v .-> :-,,-, 1 _t_\ ■■: -;u. .-..,„,.
pede sj ken 1 f, and of ibta tragi j of
the nortl 1 -.. leinesi a wt I km wu
■ ■•'■ ■'■ C la ul tan was the victim—L. U.
Hamlin, C. h . ol Vtct< ria. \.r. Hamlin w&s last jeiE Stnt iUo the Yukon
country by the Provincial _ ver 11 mi. tto
report upon the mast advantageous avenues of mgres-:. He was | reeled particularly to ascertain as lo the u tvigal ility
of the Hoi tla - tins at '.. a water 'and to
this w. :„ he .leveled the late summer
aad fall, hii report being fo;«-a-dedto
tbe government under d<tic of November 1. At t :- time he was in Dawson
City, and when the news of the finds on
Swedish gulch reached there despite his
years he ■:■ tl I aol resist the itupilse to
join in ihe rush fur a claim. Starting
with a single companion from Dawson,
he evidently endeavoredto|u iiizea shott
cut over :he tab'tland hi A between Co
nacza and 1 jmimo.i creeks, ,-iUl ht-e
■•■■•■■ hllypn visioct 1, and
in the Li:: - . - ■   Ar 'i      \\ • ■
'•'•'■ ■ '- '■ "-" ■ -' m Ll c *.*-.: tie
lo record found the two 0.; the summit
'-'■ '■■■'-' r- --/- '■■'■ irribly fn ... ai d
*',r; "amino having lo : consciousness,
which be never thoroughly recovered.
His comrade's feet were so badly frczeu
that immediate imj atati< n wa necessary. Both -..ere carried bafck to ihe hospital al Dawson by the po Ice aoibu aoce,
and there IlamHn died on •.:..: 26th.
Two hundred miles up tbe Stewart river, in what is known et the great desert,
the skeleton ol 1 man end b dog have
been ..-:.. ind not fara n y from them
a nugget cf pure gol I weighing a trifle
over nine ounces, witb several sm lier
lumps of yellow metal lhat are them.
selves sufficient to create a stampede.
Where the treasure  Came from  LsasyU
one of the many myateri inseparable
from tbe making ol itory in the nort -
—as much a mystery as ti.e identity of
the ■-:. .:..•; ;- speclor who appar-
*-*■■■•/ peii '■• I In tbe wilderness while ou
'•■'■'■ •■;.-.•: proclaim bis go I fortune.
Tbe skeleton, according tu Harry Wil-
kiuson, who brought Ihe news 10 the
mouth of tbe river, mi)*.bt have tain
where discovered, on tbe 1;: ei ink 'A
the river, for Uo years or more, so ti.' re
is little hope of ascertaining the 1 ante
and the story of the dead man, v...-..: .
sou's companions hope to he more successful in establishing tbe loi ■.-:. flbe
ground from which ibe gold was taken.
Ihey tike iheir g u ,...■ - overy a-*
pointing in lisp I tl... to ibe Ihi 1 lhat
tbtre i- 1 iril -roiu terril rv rond he
desert, and, although runni g langer-
ol whi h is solid   ously short ol su- plies, Ihey a e pressing
1 forward Into ihifl unknown land, tbe
-1-1 tl the bkeletOB'igbld having given
j them fresh ti age. Tlie) had Just si an-
ed up the river on a prosptcttag trip In
August la-.t. and had just about COUclud-
j ed there waa n itbirtg 111 the country but
,       jstarvniioii when they made their uhutly
'' but electrifying find, tbe last 50 miles 1 f
Cranbrool: Postoffice.
There is now nu doubt but wi bin a
short lime this town will he ibe happy
•discolored op ic,   when it  possesgfjr of ,he mucIwiceite, rosMU.
I'ostoiTre Inspector Fletcher was recently at Port Steele, has since wei.t
I down the river, but will soon return,
when iu all probability the detail iwill be
arranged, and, it Is reported, Mr. Dtirick,
of the well-known general mercliaudhe
firm of Cariin ^: Dnrick, appointed post-
their journey to this point having be
through interminableslretc] e> <*t barren
rock, shunned by birds and wiM 'beasts,
unbroken by vegetation, and resembling
nothing  so   much as tiie Dakota had
master.   There is
ility th it
lands, according to
■1 -on'- NCCOUIlt,
he biing a DakoU
tu i
himself.   He
ii g, after they ha
decern burial, but f
11 the skeleton
health deterred
bun.   U waaagreei
he should come
out for fresh mi: p
is. r
etaining bis in-
leitst  iu the ex]e
.   TbesupplUa
t:..s firm
..ill ,
Mr. J.-um-i  II. M
IRAr.Do" Uo weeks
,1,,,,   the C. 1-.   It.   lun.l
.ire. ,.11 V.nc, uver
li the estnli1l.lime.il
ol 11 hrlckyn
,H„   Itlnnd with the nc«
1 ahl. \-' be laid rro.il
iiil.io.li, lm, reltirni
. his  lue Hoy to V.nwuv
er.    'Ibis cable »i!l
iuihI.    Iin r.nrlvv.
11 -.I'm :nri\
luvcnn unbroken a
retch 1.1 41 milca—
11 the meantime -Mr
McMul mil.
s s,..   by f.ar the hiiini-t  ,
I,eel cable operated
■eil help and is getl
„K in !,>„,,],
(r on the r.itiiic consl.
oil, as much i, nccci
dure of brlrk.
s:,ry in tlie
nun-'    Don't rotRct Hint
cepta BUbEcripilous.
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HERALD PUBLISHINU CO., : : Proprietors.
Invariably in udvanc :
(Mn- Year
Six UoihIib
1 uu
A First-class Job Printing Establishment
hi connection with tho business   Sum-
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Washington, D. C, April t'.: The
president's message which was to have
been sent today will not be sent until
Monday. It li expected that 8500
Americans, Including Consul Lee, will
have left the island of Cuba by Sunday
on He government vessels sent for
them. l'.dess Spain retreats from her
present attitude on the Cuban question,
li Is eipected here that war will be declared within a few dais, The Spanish
papers continue to be bitter In tbeir
denunciations of ibe Tutted States and
ihe course pursued by President Me-
Klnley, and are urging the country to
take up arms. The powers of Europe
are working for a settlement of tne dlf
acuity without bloodshed. This Is evidently at the Instigation of France wbo
holds most of Spalu's debt. A war
means tbe complete wreck of Spalu's
tlnances, and the loss of Cubi without
nny hkmnlty. Tbls result Is what
France would avoid, and peace may be
nt cured yet.
500 People Drowned.
St. Louis, April I* A broken levee
overwhelmed tbe town of Shawnee-
town, Illinois. It Is estimated that live
hundred lives have been lost. .Special
dispatch to ihe Chicago Chronicle says:
"The disaster at Shanneetown came
when the great majority of the people
were eating supper. The break In the
levee occured a mile above ibe town
and within ten minutes there waa a
stream more than half a mile wide ami
from twelve to twenty feet deep, carrying half the current of the Hood raised
by the Ohio river, which decended on
the unsuspecting town. It came down
with a great lush like a tidal wave.
Tuere was no slow rising of the water
to give any warning. Tbe bouses on
tne outskirts of the town were picked
up and rolled over and over, most of
them helng broken Into splinters, and
tbeir lull n hit ants were drowned In tbemj
Appropriation lor Kootenay River.
Ottiwa, April ti: The bouse has voted
8f.nu tor Improving the Kootenay river-
The Kaslo Kootenaian has the following Interview that will prove interesting aud profitable reading just at tbls
J. h Pierce returned to Kaslo last
Wednesday, having seen all he wanted
to of the famous Klondike region.
Coming from Dawson to Skaguay the
party averaged nearly thirty miles per
day wlih dog teams. John says the
mo-qitltos did not bother them any on
the trip out. Delays tt to tbe condition of the thermometer, wblcb registered from 40 lo 75 degrees below during the jiuroey.
Mr. Pierce has spent the past fifteen
years lo the mountain* and Is anything
but a tenderfoot. Consequently intending Klondike gold seekers should give
some weight to his description of what
Is lo store for them If they make the
trip. He says that coast people and the
transportation llaes are of course booming the country to the top of their bent.
It Is for their Interest to do so. Out of
the number that will start for the f n/.en
eldorado, nearly half, unaccustomed as
they are to the hardships and privations
to be encountered, will turn back. Of
the remainder, not one In five hundred
will succeed in making a stake.
"This has been the history of tbe
country so far." said Mr. Pletce, "and
thoughl went In with all the comforts
lhat money cculd purchase aud enable
me to carry, yet I found It anything but
a pleasure trip. Why, prospecting In
the Kootenay*, wblcb Is considered difficult work by tenderfcet, would be a
summer's holiday compared with tbe
"1 have been told by men whom I had
no reasou to doubt, of tbe gnats and
mosquito-.--men wbo had themselves
laughed at the Idea of those pests becoming so troublesome as to drive a
prospector Insane. Vet such has been
the case, while In ibe winter coll and
often hunger Is the portion of most of
the gold seekers.
"Tbe claims of an) value are now all
taken up aud cannot be secured without the Investment of a large amount
of capital. The person who possesses a
lulhclent ao.ount to purchase one, has
enough to keep himself In opulence and
comfort at home.
1 Dawson City Is quite a place. You
would be surprised at ihe amount of
capital Invested there. The A'aska
Commercial conpiuy and tbe North
American Trading company have each
Invested about Sii.ii.nuo In buildings,
plants and stocks, and If you can afford
to pay for It yon can eat beef at a dollar a pound. Veeeiable* are scarce,
hani'y nhtalnahl i at anv price.
"Yes, there Is scii'vv In DuwftOO City,
plenty of lt. But there will be more
before next winter, as It will be almost Impossible to transport sufficient
supplies to tbat point for the hungry
thousands tbat will have congregated
In that vicinity between now and then.
My advice to Kootenay prospectors and
Inventor!*, who think of going north, Is,
stay at home and develop your country.
Tbe chances of gelling rich here eicced
Ihose of the Kl. nil ke by tit.
Kegulailons Governing the Registration id
These livents.
The growth of ISist Kootenay has
rendered ll necessary for llie Dfllclala to
exercise greater caution lo enforcing
the regulations relallve 10 birth.",
deaths and marriages, and Recorder
Edwards has kindly furnished the following for publication that llie public
may be fully informed.
TloN  ACT,
Sec, a.—The provisions of this act shall
apply to every poraou mldant within tins
Provim-o, whether such nahlviiM hn permit*
iieut or temporary, and shah npply lo all
races aud nationalities, Including ItiditiiiB,
puiHoaa ol Indian blood, Chinese und. Inpu-
S,r. 8.—The hirth of overy child horn
within thin Pruvlueo, shall, within Hixtydnys
ufter tho dny ormieh hirth, ho rvulsteml In
tlieoHtceoltlio District Registrar ot tlio ills-
tiiel (ur tho purposes of this Act wilhin
which Buoh child Is horn.
See, tl.—(I) Such registration shall he
elti-etrd h.v thu mnking and tiling in the olHeo
o( such District Iteglstrnr wllhlu tin- snid
perluilot sixty ilnyB, ot n declaration in Hie
form given iu MieduloO to I liis Aol hy-
A-Thuhithernfaiich child if within such
(list rlel at i he lima of llie Imi I h of t ho child,
n-Tho mother of such child, d tho tut her
Iwdend.liieapnliloorwlthoiil tliodislrlul.or
tui'h child bo hum*out ot wedlock,
e-Tho occupier ot tlm hhiiBo or tenement
iu which such eh hi wan horn, if iho mother
otsuch child ho dead or liicnuiihlo uf making
Iho declaration, uud tho hither liu-ileutl, In-
capnhlo or without Hie district, or he unknown,
(2)  Any person upon wl i, purmmnt-lto
tlie provlbloiia of this Act it bIiiiII he Iticuin-
hen I to make, und tile any such deelimitUin
ehull. ui any neglcefcor refusal to mnkeiinil
Hie, llufsmua within tho pcihnl mi.I iu tutiii-
nor nforrsiihl, he guilty uf an olfeiiru against;
this Art.
(.'I) Any person willfully milking any
r-taicniL-Dt ia nny Biicli dcelurnlloii, kiinwlng
the snmo to bu false, ahull ne guilty ufun offence ngnlnBl thjfl Act.
Rec. 10.—Every nurso pmtcnt nt tlio birth
ut uny child within llie I'nni bIiuII, within
ten ihij aaltor tlio day ol such hlrlli, deliver
orforwardhy post prepaid ti the Dlsl-rlcl
Registrar ol the district for llio piirpusos ol
thla Art within which bucIi hirlh lakes place.
u notice in the farm given ia Schwliilo 10 hereto, aad auy such person refildlng or ncglect-
ing lu lot-ward aueh nutteo within the lime
und in manner aforesaid, shiill he guilty ol
an offence QgulllBt this Acl.
M,,,., is.—Every clergy mnn, minister or
other person authorized ub ntoreBtild bIiuII,
four limit* in cadi year,  namely, un llie III-
I eon 111 days of Mutch,. J , Hcptomhemnd
December In euch year, deliver nrforwnrd hy
reglatered post pnipnhl to Hu Dlilrlcl Regie-
Irnrof tlio tllaj rlel (nr tlio purpnaea of I IiIh
Act. within which Hiidi elorgyuitin.iuliiidoror
oilier [lorsotl llUthoriznil aa aforesaid resides,
llie records of all murrlugiH relobrulrd h.v
hiuli clergyman, mluiatcr or oilier person authorized uh aforesaid, within the period ol
three nioutliH then last pnnl.
See. 17 -The occupier of Hie house or tenement hi vthlch n death bIuiu lake j'liui>, urtf
Ibuoecupter he the person who s'*llll have
died, then mime une of llie persons residing In
Ihe koiiso or tern-meat iu which the ileal li
loot place or if Bllcll death ahull nut have
token place Withiu n llOUSO, then uny pprBOll
present at. Hie death or having knowledge of
the circumstances nt lending I he Hume, or the
coroner who may have attended nay Intpieat
held un such puraon ahull, hufore the inter-
meat of the body Bupply to the District Peg-
latrar of tho district fur Ihe the purport* of
this Act In which euch death I unit place according I o liiH or her knowledgoor hfllcf ull
the pnrllcnlnra required lo he rcgialoreil
touching audi death hy Hie form pruvided in
Schedule It to thla Acl. Provided, alwaye,
Mini ia nny ease of death, whciiBoevcr Hip
hum.} occurs, any underfcukor wlioaludl lake
chiiigfl o| the body with avlow to Hie inter-
wont thereof, may il liohiw upersonnl knowledge af Hie fuels, Blipplj tliosulll partii-uhll'B
to thosuld DiHtilotltogistrar und Midi District Iti'-fiKti-Jir Hhult accept biicIi rcgldrallon
and issue the certificate siu-cWed ia SiH-iiiut
HI of U.Ih Act, en 1S.-H. ella l.'ll Ii)f)JI, 0
Hoc, TO,—No clergyman, minister nr othor
person aha 11 bury or perform any funeral or
rellgloUB Her vice for Ihe hurial of any iloiltl
hody unitsB he Iiiih received a eerilllcilto under the hnnil of the Dlat-ihit ItegUtrnrof tho
district far thopurpoBos otlhlaAcI ia which
me douthtook place, t'mt tho particulars of
such death have been duly registered, except*
lug coses whora Hie clorgymun orotherpoi-
Bun ho offleiuiiug believes thai buIIIc out ren-
aoiiBoxiatreiidflifngll imposalhlfl for the put*
liculara ol the dan li lo he roglalon d oi- that
Hie Hiiim* have been  legisloruil, hilt it Iiiih
been hupoBBthle to oblnln aneh crrLlflriito before Interment, In which ease it shnll ho tho
duly of the clorgyranii, minister or othor person performing I ho funeral ur religious service fur the burial to mako a return lliereof
according to i-ehedule ll of I hia actio tho
DMHd Ucgl»|.rftroflhesnid district in which
the death look place wit bin teveii d lys nfter
Hiuli burial, mid no undorlakcror other potion Bhall bury or lis'-lsl in burying any deail
body except under Hie Biitno conditions hh in
thla Bcclion are hlipoied upon a clergyman,
minister or oth r person.un 1888,0 IDs 1(1.
Bro. 18. Any porson gnllly of an nHuuce
ngalnsl this Act Bhall, upon Bumnmry convict ion In (on-a Justice of Ihe I'.u c be lii.l.le
to a penally nf not less than h-vciiI v-liveilt.l-
Inranud unt exceeding one hundred dollars,
DIatrlcl ReglBlTor,
Till:    BOATS   ARE   RI-ADV.
They Will Start as Soon as Ihe Water is
High   linouj-h.
From tin* Wniiliier Internalionnl,
T, II Dobson, wbo haa a pre-emption
claim In Gold Creek, has just returned
fiom a visit to Spokane, lie came by
the way of Jennings, and says that the
three boats, ihe North Star, .i.ihn D
Farrell and Gwendoline arc all ready to
start up the river as soon as there la
sufficient ihe to permit the trip. He
came up the trail, and says that tin
dangerous rocks In thecanyon have been
blown out, and arc several feet below
low water.
The supply stores that were located
at Macleod have been moved to Bull
IK ad I'rairie,
Aa appropriation of fimm haa been
m ide for a lockup and recorder's rfll e
at Coal Creek.
Artificial   Mucb   Moro Lasting Than
the Nnttarul,
The co-ropnvniivc durability of different flooring materials Is set forth In
on nrlielc in the Scientific American
bnsed upou careful nnd accurate Investigations. In these tests an ordinary
iron rubbing wheel waa used, like that
employed hy .--tune workers for rubbing
u smooth face on marble or sandstone,
and the samples tolieicst.il to.bloeksof
snndstouc, laid fuce downward on the
rubber wheel, which revolves at the
rale i f 75 revolutions a minute, being
supplied with sharp sand and water.
The blocks to which the flooring were
cemented were of equal weight, so thai
the rubbing wus effected under nearly
the suiuc pressure in all cases, Curiously enough, the material, which resisted
best this severe trlnl wes India rubber
llllng. which, after nu hour's rubbing,
lost only one-sisty-fpurthofnn Inch of
its tlileknesa; nnd, ncxl to this, Knglisli
encaustic tile gnvc the bcsl ir-sults, los-
ing only ouc-elgth of nu Inch In an
hour's treatment. The urliflclnl stone
known ns "grnnollthle," waa third, lot-
ingthree-ctgihsofanliiclii while North
river hlucslono losl nlnc-ilxtecnthi of
nn im-h. All the tnarblcB woro nwny
very rupldlyi n piece of marble mosaic
disappeared entirely In 33 minutes,
while solid while Vermont marble losl
three-fourths of an inch nn hour,
.Most of the wood floorings resisted
abrasion belter than the marble; thus,
while pine lost only seveiwlxtecnthsof
uu inch under trentmcnl thai removed
nearly twice as much from solid
mnrhte; yellow pine aboul like white,
and onk lost mon- than cither of the
Itnllronil l-'iittltit....-, Trniiaforin SIck-
elM   Into   llntloiiH.
A Dnlon Pnclflc engineer has n fnshlon
of mnking unique ■ ickel pieces for his
friends, says the T: ,nm:i Ledger, lie
runs a pussenger engine west, and
when oiling previous to n run he drops
a nickel (Ivo-cent piece Into the brnss
oil cup on tho ero... hood uf the piston
rod. His run is ::< i miles. When he
reaches his destination ho unscrews the
top of the oil cup ami takes the nickel
out. li hns been metamorphosed into
a curious 111We button with an evenly
turned rim, within which, on the one
side is the countersunk head of Liberty,
divested of her stars, und on the other
side the V and the wronlh, The edge of
the crown is as perfect ns if it hnd been
pounded ou an anvil by tin expert silver-
The perfection ot this is duo tn the
even vibration the coin has been subjected to. The mot inn of the piston is
horizontal and it travels48 Inches,bnek
und forth, with every revolution of the
wheels. The interior of the oil cup is
round and the edges of the nickel us it
travels buck and f.-r-th in the oil striking the sides of tho cup. arc turned over
and pounded into perfect roundness.
Sometimes a nickel is lefi in the cup
during Hie round trip of 000 miles.
When lakon out ii is a nickel bullet, a
perfect polished sphere. Who discovered this unique method of turning the
edges of n nickel is not known, but
many engineers know of it.
Artistic Job Work^fe«M
::::: Of Bvcry Description al:::::
SSSl\\Q Herald Office
Tin-   A vera fie Drummer vt imliln'1 He
in  It with Tl-in Youtttf itlitn.
"Talk about the drummer having
<rnll," snid the mun who had paid for
the last round, reports tho Pittsburgh News, "tliu worst case t ever
beard of wns in n plain, everyday country boy. lie wus wild, nnd got into so
many scrapes nt home that bis folks
scut him out west. He disappeared for
a yenr or two, nnd lu the meantime 1
got married. My wife nnd I went west
for our honeymoon, and on n train
about 100 miles from Tacoma 1 found
this country boy in the car sittingbe-
itfde u bif.**, stout, coarse mun. Bill, the I
boy, bud tho other fellow shackled to
bim. He recognized me, nnd began inquiring nfter the folks at his home.
After awhilohosald: |
" Tin getting along all right. Folks
up here, where 1 nm, think so well of.
me thoy made mo sheriff. I'm just taking this chop down to the pen. Oh, yes;
I've reformed, and you can tell tho folks J
so wben you get back. I don't have
l.Tiic to write tbcin.' |
"When my wife wont abend Into the
sleoplng cur the course, stout mun'
turned to me, asked if I knew Hilt's
folks, nml when 1 suid t did, be replied:
'Wall, tell thorn what you please, but
I'm the sheriff."'
Nniiolvon nml !)Imc, il'Isonrd.
One day, during the visit "T Fcsch,
the little congregation was appnlloil hy
the nolsuof n subcr clunking and dragging nu the llngntoncs uf the bull. mu\
of, n voice*culling Imperiously for Oon-
slnve, one of thu young Isonrds, All of
the assembly, fro/en with terror, remained nmtcd lo the spot. Aftor amu-
ment's hesitation Mine tHsonrd courageously opened tho door. Thedlsturh-
cr wnsXnpoleon. The hid., recovered
her calmness nnd rose to the situation.
"Take olt yotir helmet at onee,
monsieur," sho Mid, sternly, "and remember where you arcl My son will
nol go with you until mass is finished]
Kneel down."'  Napoleon sulnnilti d with
Iho docility of u child, uud with ovory
ippenrnnco of reverence, remained tn
tho end. One of Iho tilings Cardinal
Fcaoh was most vebeinoni In assert-- I
Ing, tip lo the very close uf his life, was
Mint his mighty nephew, throughout hi I
his erratic career, nc/ur for a moment
losl iho ful th."-  Donanoe's Magusdno.    |
AVIij   Cuts  lull on Their Font,
Why does n cut always full ou its feel?
This is a question that bus recently
absorbed ihe earnest attention of .the
French Academy of Sciences. The
problem is clearly a dlfiloiilt one, for
thai learned body of savants has so far
failed to olVer n final solution, M.
Miirey, it distinguished professor who
has made a special study of animal
movements, clnims that the body of a
cut is composed of two purls, one of
which acts ns it pivot fur the other.
Upon dropping, llio cat, it appears,
paws upward, and theu by a scries of
convulsive movements, it gradually
rights itself and reaches the ground iu
nu uptight position. The whole
process of turning is accomplished beforo the animal hits fallen a yard.
Wlthoul n fulcrum, without something
to loan ngainst, ihe cat certainly could
not accomplish the fent, M. Mnrey
declares thnt the animal's limbs net
upon a ftilowm which its own body provides,—Delroll Free Press,
LEM RODEIl made his strike on the
fifth anniversary of the settlement
ot Boulder.
In those flrst live years of its life
Boulder had managed to save the sum
of $3,000, lioulder naturally wauled to
be the. county sent of the county of
Boulder, Ariz., ami -she had starved and
stinted herself for those- live years In
order to save up enough money to persuade the county lhat she bad the best
Beating capacity any where around. Wo
were, pleased, therefore, to call this $3,-
lllio our seating fund.
Jealous persons in our nearest neighbor, a little town known as "Hell-on-
thc-liorder," about XW miles away, called
this money our corruption fund.
Roder was chairman and treasurer
of the seating committee, and therefore luul charge of Ibe fund.
The chairman nnd treasurer wos
nbout as line a man as ever came over
the Rookies. If he had been a hotel-
keeper he would have been culled "thnt
most genial of Bonifaces." As he wns
only a hard-working citizen like the.
rest of us, apparently wrapped up body
and soul in the success of Boulder,
with an honest,healthy hand-shake and
a heart us large as the Great American
desert nnd as warm In his impulses, he
wns simply, in the words of Tom
Gable, "a decent fellow."
Wo had the most implicit faith in
Roder. I do not know why. Certainly
he bad never had tt chance to prove that
he wus over-scrupulous about honesty,
but men who live in the open, wayfarers
iu a strange land, warriors of fortune,
friends of nature, grow to be like dogs
and little children, and their instinct
becomes so abnormally developed thnt
they can pick out a good man tho moment tbey £ee him. However, I have
often seen a dog take a decided fancy
for a Bill Slkes; and I have often seen
a dog that wouldn't come within a mile
of a decent man; and then I've seen a
child who would be disgusted with a
clean, decent woman, nnd cry like nil
possessed for the units of its wretched,
tllrty, decrepit nurse. So that I do not
see, and have always refused to soe,
why Boulder should be. blamed for the
implicit trust It reposed In Lem Ruder.
From all of which, therefore, it is to be
inferred that Lem wasn't any better
than the rest of us, and had his price.
The only mistake that Boulder mado
was in placing Lcra's price too high.
On the day that Lem Roder left
Boulder the whole town turned out to
sec him off, and rode wi<b liitn some
live miles into the ibv-crt in the direction of the nearest railroad station.
Lem was to take the train there fnr
Phoenix, whero ho was to prove our
seating capacity with that $3,000 also
many dollars per proof. I have forgotten how many men lie had to convince,
but 1 remember that each proof was to
be worth several hundreds of dollars.
Lem expected to be gone about two
weeks and to return with Boulder's
prosperity in bis inside, pocket; for
with the county seat we kuow we would
got the railroad into our town. We
had not a doubt of the success of the
venture, and so we gave Lem a rousing
send-off and made a hero of him nnd a
heroine of bis wife, Mrs. Lem, a little
bit of a woman with eyes Hint shone
like mica in o dark canyon, and a
sweetness like a babbling spring in a
Mrs. Lorn was not strong, nnd when
Lem kissed her fondly—the big, strong,
handsome hero uud the weak, sickly,
beautiful heroine—there were tears in
our eyes, and we meant it when wo told
him that we'd look out for her ami the
The boy was Buster, four years old,
a gallant little chap, wbo would fight
anything his size around, and cry when
his mot her took him in her arms and
hugged him a little and looked into his
big brown eyes. Buster, you see, hadn't
learned whnt words' bo should use to
tell his mother how much bo eared for
her, and so all he could do when the
love In his heart hurt him too much
was to cry.
Mrs. Lem was something of a saint
to nil of us. When sbe and tho boy sat
down in the plnzti In the afternoon the
sun used to shine upon their golden
heads, and little halos used to dnnce
nil around them. Mrs. Lem had nursed
us when the smallpox came to town via
a confounded greaser from Reno, ami
when Busier was taken down with it
(Ind Almighty heard some new voices
uml the recording angel bad to look up
a glossary to translate the prayers,
So that there wasn't much that
wasn't done for her and that boy when
Lem wus gone. Mrs. Lem was taken
down sick the- next day, just frum grieving, and then we hat) a chance to pay]
her back. One Sloanc attended to her
night and day. Thoro wasn't nny bill
sent In, either.
"I'll tako tt out on the next Invalid,"
snid he.
"If she dies I'll give her the best in
the house," said Tom Gable, the undertaker—nnd ho meant it, for he was a
warm-hearted fellow.
But the prospect of such a horrible
thing was too much for us, and the
I'ree,-for-All did n groat business until
wp had washed down the awful fear in
onr hearts.
Mrs, Lem didn't dio. She was well ia
n week, and whoa she and Blister came
out for n walk the desert reechoed mir
cheers, and Mrs. Lem hugged Buster,
and Busier wns so happy that he cried
for fivo minutes, nnd was only quieted
when he found a big dog bullying a
smaller dog, whereupon bo trounced
Ihe big dog unmercifully.
We had hardly taken our first drink.
tin hour Inter, tn Mrs. Lem, Buster and
Boulder, when bad news mine into
town. Bad news mile- wilh .Tim Trus-
luiv on dim Truslow's bronco, and came
straight to the Ftve-for-AU, where we
were, as usual, congregated.
Bad news nnd .liui strode into the
room. Jim had been cast for u few
weeks, and we welcomed him cordially,
for there wasn't n better tnun in Arizona than the same Jim Truslow,
We had hardly said how-de-do \\ hen
out came the had news.
"What's Lem Roder doing in Chicago?" asked Jim.
"Chicago!" we cried.
"Yes; I saw him thero the day Uc.fi."
"Nonsense!" exclaimed Hoc Kluanc.
"Lem's iu Phoenix."
"I saw him in Chicago, nnd spoko to
him. Be jumped ns if be luid been
shot, and ran for Ink life. Thai night,
when   1   took the train for the. west,  I
snw him <ni the roar plalform nf the
train for the cast, which was just pulling out."
There was silence for n minute.
Doubts, hopes, fcurs—nil played hlde-
Tom liable was the flrst to find his
voice, »
"By-by," he said.
"What's the matter?" asked Truslow.
"Our seating fund," replied Gable;
"we won't scat this year."
Then in n few words Tom told him
all about it.
An angry murmur went around.
Thero was lynching In the air thai
night. It didn't help Improve the atmosphere very much, either.
"Humph!" said Doc Rloane, "whnt'll
Mrs. Lem sny—ami Buster'.'"
Theu u strange thing happened.
We were standing nt the bar. Our
drinks had been poured out, but in the
excitement we hud forgotten them.
We took our glasses in our hands and
looked down Into them, nnd then suddenly, right down in the bottoms of
the glasses, In the whisky and water,
the pictures of two golden heads
peeped out full and fair, with the sunbeams shining dowu nn them so that
the little halos danced all around, A
strange, place for two gold cn-hni red, innocent little bends to be, wasn't it'.'
We took our drinks.
"Well," said Jim Truslow, "they
mustn't know, anyhow."
lu the east the crowd would have
said amen. We didn't say it, bul we
meant it.
We felt better already.
"What's $3,000, anyhow?" said Tom
Wo were almost all right again.
"They know me," said Truslow. "I'll
go over and promise them the money
uud tell 'em bow It is. They've been
iu hard luck themselves, and will soo
us out."
Why, wo wore all happy again.
Prosecute Lem?' Not much I Break
that little heart?   Not a bit of it!
It was decided that Jim should star)
the next day. As to Mrs. Lem, we were
to wait a day or so to see what was to
be done.
A few days Inter word came from the
effete east that Lem was in New York.
A kind friend wrote, to Tom Gable and
said that, by-thc-w;iy. Lem uasat tho
Astor house, Tom wrote back at mice
to the friend and told him to keep an
eye on Lem.
No word came direct from Ihe man
who had made the-strike, however, and
as one or two of the women had heard
all about Lem's defalcation we didn't
know at what time some sympathizing
female might go to Mrs. Lem and tell
her all nbout it. So it was decided to act
at once.
Tom Gable wrote to his friend iu the
oast to meet Mrs. Lem at the Grand
Central and tnke her to her husband,
and then he and Doc Sloano called on
"Have you beard from Lem?" they
"No," replied sho; "have you?"
"Yes," said Tom; "he's gone to New
York. He has settled our business for
us-, nml he got into a faro-game in
Phoenix nnd made a few thousands."
"Indeed!" remarked Mrs. Lem; "It's
funny be didn't write to mo nbout it."
"Well." said Tom, "you see he writes
that he's too busy, lie sent me $200
fur you, and you are to pack up nnd
go to him at once."
Mrs. Lem took the money.
"Ho wants you lo leave hero to-morrow. Doc nnd I will sets you to the railroad, and you'll be met at the Grand
Central by Jim Carroll. You remember him, of course. Lem is too busy.
He's making loads of money."
Mrs. Lem and Buttor left us Iho next
day. It was a sad dny for all of us. We
cheered them wa they rude off with the
lust $-Jim left In town.
When Ihey got to Ihe railroad station
Doc Slonne handed   Mrs. Lem a letter
1 for her husband.
"Give that lo l.cm when you see hitn,"
| said lie. "Gni-il-hy, ma'am, and Buster.
1 take care, of your mumiiiu, nud If you're
good you'll be a man before she Is."
I     Mrs. Lem hugged Buster, and Busier
cried for the last lime in the territory
I of Arizona,
I     Tho train Blurted, and when   Mrs.
Lem handed over the letter to her bus-
I band he read:
, "Dear Lorn: Never mind what yon did.
You take care of Mrs. Lem ami Must* r ntul
I love them with nil your hcnrl for all of your
life; for If it hadn't been for Hum ytiirllffl
wouldn't have boon worth fourhllB' I'/orlh
of rope.   Yours. TOM OAnLB,
I    "Undertaker tor the town or Liquid* r,
| and for you, too, if wa ever hear t-r your
treating Mrs, Lorn and Buster any worse
than we have treated them."
| "Well," said Tom that night, ns we
stood penniless and sorrowfully trent-
i ing each other on credit at the Freo-for-
All, "that's over and I'm not weeping
tears of sorrow."
The. sound of hoofs could be heard,
and a moment later Jim Truslow
dashed in.
"It's all right, boya," ho cried. "I've
promised Heaven, tbo earth, and the
sen under the earth, and Boulder is the
county scat of Boulder county. Ariz."
Whereupon the town of Boulder, the
county seat of lioulder county, Ariz.,
proceeded to so conduct itself that soon
it was beyond the dreams of avarice.—
Loaliu'a Weekly.
their Rights and Responsibilities Under Ike
iMInini; Laws al British Columbia.
Any person over 18 yam nf ngo, nr anv
joint sio.l. company, or l-.r-i-jii eompany,
iiiii.v hecoiae u iitd miner hy puybiK 10 ■"
any gnhl ruiuiiiit-shiu- r or ml al reeorder
mid uldnhllug n I'M 11 lien 11' good for one wil'.
A fiw miner nm, t.briitn a i.e-i* Cer Iflentu
taroneloid on paying |1.
A bee miner's cettlueiUa i* mil transferable,
Any person nr uompany working a mineral
claim, held ns i,..,i eslate without license,
may bo lined f 35, Mines become r-.nl eslate
ultt-reruttil gruld bus lieeu issued,
Sliat|Ul en iiwnei hid lo pay up lis Ine min-
i i'mi-i-iiiie-it.- hi,. Intmoat govs tn his co owners pro rata according ta tbeir former interests.
a shareholder in a joint Btock company
need mil he II Erie iiiinei-.
A tree miner uiiiy cut timber on crown
a tree miner mny kill gniua for Ids own uso
al iiliw-m-nui-,
A free inner mny iditiilll live nep* hlll'slb'
A claim mat In-1., tl in.in year lujuir hj
woj I, living iloliu In l In- vtlllli- ill lli.e Imnihvii
Twuvliihrsnii eneli inhih-g illvlt-  mil
"ii UlOHti Vein nr lode, mn.v   hu I. Id. und
morel i i l-.c hiiiiiu vein il h.-ld bj
builes dbenveii-d in  liels tiuii be In hi H
rcronled III l.VbijH.
Ah-i Iner uiii.1   mi pti.vt I ..I $.",011, ii,
Any miner may, nl   the iIIsitpII I llie
lummlhHioiier. obtain n  wuier  rigl ■ a
Irrninl Ul) yearn.
.Nn iNiu»fer of nny inh.en I ■ laliu nr Inter
DSL   i-lnll    l.ftllt'ellhlu   iiiiI.t,  j.,   willing,
Nomliii'i'*hull tjiiuVr from nut' net iiIuiiiIm
hIii 'cuuimhi-hiu, iirdi'lnyHim ili.-pnii til
tl.egovcrnmetii  in I-..
NocluiiiiHtuill ,t'ii loloeait n ilininii
lusl illi.e--Hul holder, n<<I- ivllliln i'-' iiinulln-
nftei l.isileiilli, i.nl.K-,   bV   pel llliHbhlllt-f gold
A ti rid claim iiim.1   li.> recorded ivtlhhi
irnluiH idler local , if HiMiiu  III nitU'H nl
nllli'.' ol milium n ider.    One additional
ilny In iilluwi'il for every nddltlitlud IUiiiIIch
orftuetioli ilieiei.E.
Work on nidi mining rliitm to Hip ml >f
J100 iiim-t i edi nehj 'from iluleu! record t.f mineral chilm. Affidavit made by
llie holder, or Iii.- -unit, t-citiiitf ..nt  ii  de-
lulled slnl at ol the uml, dona muxl bt
llll'd With lie gold i iiiiiinis-UH.er ur  ti illllig
t en. i-,] er In rertllb'alu uf nn k olihii I.
und m'uided befum tlm explrath f paeh
t-carfintu ilicdutn of riyoid of Niid cloita
A free mluci holding ndfoll.hm elauilR, mm
Biiblittlo flltig notice of lis Intent inn wlih
ihe gold i-iiaiiubHliiner or mlnlug mm-ulri
pet-form on any niir or puii-p iitHiichchiliup,
nil the work rupihod Iqeiiilllolilm lea eer-
lilii-nie uf wur)- fur ciirh claim. The Mime
■uinisinii npi.litI* hi   tun ni- IIIine fii-e niitieib
iioldliigadloiiiiiigihiima in puilnort-hlp, In
licit i.fiiimvi' noik ilo- minor mum pny $IH0
niul uul i 'ipt ami rieiird Iheenme.
nu.i    io   i.<ii An:    \    mim;.
The m mug laws <>i lirlibh I'oliiinhla nre
diFiLlied tu nlfunl Ihe llllll.iht (Hotel linn lu
inhieM. nml ntno to ofton! overy ciii'inirngH-
aunt to primpeetorB o open up nml locate
mineral propel Urn. Tlm p iu>pi-rtor who linn
[iiiiml nm.end in phien iiiiihi mmk Ida ehdni
h.v inuh'-inliiiihlH. eneli fuiir hieliiH siltnitv
ami nol Ii-m Hum fmirltH above Bingrotiml.
ThiwptiKtiinie iiiitiilitr.il 1 mid 3.
A I. gal pud miirl*«il"ibiieiivi'i.vpnht."iniiHi
nl.-n l..-|iliiee.lolilll'IiHle wlll'lf  ll   HIM  tl *t
(In No. I pnsl iiinsl lie he HlbleiU
1 li.l.ial post.
2 tttu ifelulm.
:t   Nam   nf loeittor.
-I   Daloot the local|i.n.
5   Appruximnln hearing nl No. 2 post.
t;   Leiiglh ami bremllh ul ehdm.
7 Niiuiherofleeltoilipilgl.l midmimborol
feet to llie Ml id lumtlnn lino.
(In No. 3 post must In- uiill- u:
!    Niime ni i Inini.
•J   Name ot locntor.
!|    llutt'uElumtii.ii.
Tin. lino En un \... 1 m No. 3 must he distinctly marked by Id.izlug trees or planting
dncitllotiR made mi Sunday nr nnhlle holh
ibiiHiiieuol Em Uml ieiwou Invalid.
Foutbern East IC-otonay.
OutdComiulssioui r—.1, 1". Armsfrong, l'ori
Milling llectirtler-r. M. Kd.uii-.li.. Pt.Steele.
aiHfumsltiKiirefniii-riuui Clark, Purl SiH-lei
It. P. (loidoti, VVnrduir uml Ciaivs -N.mi
Deitilninn Cabinet Ministers.
Acroidhg to Prrredt-nrp—Mlniatry firmed
tilth .Inly. 1800,
The Bon.  Mill' id   l.nuriir,  I Wid.-nt of ihe
PilvvCoiiiiftl Premier.
'liu-Mun. Sir Itlehuril .1. I' rlwrlght, K. C
M i;.. Minisi..i „r Trade and (.'otnmerii'.
Tlieilun. Illrlinnl W.Setill.Mri-.innSiut>-.
Tin.  Una. Sir Oliver  MtMViit.  K,  0. Mil..
Miuis'.-l-i.f .lil-.ti.i'.
The Bui..  I.oiiIh Henry  Davis, Mini-tier of
Mai hie nml Hthsrlw.
The   lion.   I'r.d   \> m    Itiirtl.ti, Minister of
Militia lltul Herein-.'.
The Hun. wm Mm.ft. Postmuoler General.
Tho Mun. Suiiev A Fi.dier.M1n.Agrlcullnre,
The Mun. .Imei.li I Tnrte.Mla. Pah. Works.
Tie Hon. Ilichmil It   Pulitli (wltlmut pint-
The ii.m. Wm, fl. Plehtbig, Mhi. ol Plnmice,
The llun. Anlrowd   llliilr, Mlasicrut Hail
wuvs nud t'tmiiln.
The Hon. t hristbphpr A Oeoffrlon, (wltlionl
poll fnliu.)
The lion. (ilflniiBin MlnlHliroflnleiior.
iVot in theCttblnH,
The Hun. C. Pllnpnlrlck.Htiliellurflenornl.
Tlie Ih.a Wm 1'itK rsini.l'oiiirull i ('iisliiimt.
The II.iu   Mr llnirili.It.lv •h'l.iill.iui.-ie. K.
r.U (!.. ronimllornl liilmnl Itev.nue.
(.'li-llatd I he Queen's I'livv t'ollliell llllil lll'pO-
tyUnveiiior..Iiihu,I.Mc(l.ii, Mflipdro.
Nifih Voiomhsioner for Camttbi,
il,, II,hi sir Dtiiinhl Hinlfh.fl.U. M.H, IT
Vitlu,*iinirii'l.l.omliiii. H. U.
Provincial (lovcrnmcni of It. C.
M.-novernnr-Tlio Mini l-Iilgar IJpwdimy,
TrivaleS ni'j -0i 11   M. [tlchniil tin.
I'xifiilirr l'„„,t il
Minhdrrnf Plimnrn and Agrlciilhiro, Bon
.1   II  T nee. i-icinicr.
Alinrieill.innil -Idid, I)  M  Kberlfl
I'l'i.-f I' Ilili-Hli 1- uf I Is nud   W'oiltS
lluii.ii II U nil Iii
I Mltlhl  rid Minn.
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J       By B. T. JAontague.       J
I HAD encountered nn ugly experience thut day, I accidentally discovered the retreat In a cypress swamp
—of a detected Incendiary, n young uc*
gro who luul formerly been Iii my employ, but who in latter dnyi liailslniek
into the smooth mail loading to the gal-
Iowa, lie uas wanted just uow fur Ihe
burning of old ftrtoraillnm's gin house,
clromuBtnntlnl ovldonoo clearly proving bim in in- tiie guilty person.
Upon riding Into tin- vlltugo I reported my discovery to tho authorities
iiml joined a posse uf men who Immediately se.t out fur his capture, lie resisted arrest ntul WIM BllOt down atul his
body brought bach to town, Oneway
ur another l felt in u meausre responsible for that man's death.   While it was
evident from hts latter day exploits tlmt
he would eventually meet with such a
fate, if not a more IgnomlnloiiB one. for
this particular offense I felt that he really did not deserve to die In suoh a coldblooded fashion. 1 luul surely done only
my duty, but l almost wished that it
hjiil fallen to the lot of somebody else--
tbe doing of it.
What added to my discomfiture was
thut towards nightfall a disagreeable
drizzle set in, one of those hideous rains,
Which dampens the very soul and nijikes
one an easy prey to every gloomy foreboding,
I went to my solitary abode in tut!
thrall of a black depression. I could
not shake it off. My beloved books offered no acceptable temptation; even
my pipe was poor comfort. A fellow* is
in a bud way when he loses faith in his
pipe. Manifestly bed was the place for
me; so into it I got, after taking a good
drink of the blessed "ThreeStars;"and
very soon tumbled off to sleep.
I slept tlie sleep of the conscientious,
to be uwnkencd at Inst by hearing the
crash of something which Bounded like
a breakable thing Hung from the celling' to the iloor and smashed.
I was considerably startled, got up
hurriedly and struck a match to find
that .my small alarm clock had fallen
off tlie mantelpiece; that the crystal
was broken, and that the bands pointed
to 3:20 a. m. I lit the lamp, sat oa the
sido of the bed and wondered llOW that
clock gtit off tbe mantelpiece—surely a
very singular tiling. I expended a half
hour's thought upon the subject, finally
getting round to the conclusion that,
probably, a mouse had run across the
shelf aud Thrown it down. As I had to
meet a train at five a. in. (I am a railroad man) 1 got Into my clothes, and
after fooling about a space went on
down to the ofllce. Somehow 1 eould
not get rid of the idea that it really was,
nfter all, a strange thing how that clock
got off thut shelf. Hy this lime I had
given over the mouse theory. All day
long the matter was in my mind, ho
that by night, when I once more went
to my room, I had worked myself into
' quite a state about it. I tried the books
ngain — dead failure. Pipe, almost
grown to be an enemy. Bed regarded
with distrust. Steep not to be thought
of. This thing kept up until about ten
o'clock, when I came to the conclusion
that I was a baby; and 1 got up, wound
my clock, set my alarm ami went tn bed
—but not to nlecp. 1 was looking out
for that dock. 1 hnd a rooted notion
that the ln«t night's performance would
be repeated. 1 found myself saying:
"Ami if it comes three times I'll lake it
for a sign."
Good heavens! this wns getting ridiculous. I would be ashamed to see my
face In ihe glass to-morrow. Having arraigned and convicted myself of worn-
aniahness, contemptible cowardice, I
nhnt my eyes nud swore I'd go to sleep
or wake up my ne\t door neighbor aud
get bim io Kick me. No gootl. l was determined to be in nt the finish. It
waa now, however, about (1 Imagine)
one o'clock 1 tumbled olT to sleep, and
Ihe next thing 1 knew crash came the
clock again olT Ihe mantelpiece. 1 shot
out the bed as If a legion of demons
had routed mc and lit the lamp, Yes
there wan my penco-dUturbtng clue',,
on Ihe Iloor, witli the hands pointing to
31UO a. in.
If the angel (labrlcl luul that minute
t.dd me ltuck Anuci>on (tbe dend negro) and thnt clonk were not in league
together I would have doubled him. 1
WM consumed wilh a dead I) horror of
the supernatural, [knew that Ituak Anderson "tin pulling the strings that
waltzed my clock off Ihe mantelpiece,
nml I knew be meant-mc some deadly
Inn m far the hand 1 took In Ida downfall, Good heavens! Was I to be followed about by a negro ghost for any
great length of time? Cold pcrs pi ration broke out over mc.
Uul wbyilidbeHclccI tbocloolc. What
had the clock to do with it? Did he
mean to hurl It ut mc nud it fell short?
Ot whnt did be menu, any way? Atul
why U-LMl In Ihe morning. I wished old
tilliam and his whole family hud been
bltrnl at the stake beforo I bad dabbled
In their gin-house affair, lt was raining
Insistently outside ami the March wind
was bulging under Ihe doom and rattling the window In n ghastly fashion.
I sut shivering upon the side of my
bed, lost in n horrible speculation. My
cloak lay upon fhe iloor and the lamp
Bent out a pale, uncanny light which did
not quite reach iuto the corners, so that
my erstwhile cozy little sitting-room
bore to my disordered mind the aspect
of a vault.
t was plainly (I thought) inn supernatural presence, nnd that presence a
lost BOAIl, an avenging spirit. What
■was going to happen to mc? I am not
n coward—nobody can say that of me,
not my worst enemy—but this night
I was abjectly enthralled with horror.
I was afraid of my own breathing,my
very henrt bents, of the moaning wind
outside. I was afraid tn move lest the
very art itself would bring1 about soma
fearful climax.
I don't kuow how king I might have
sal there, chilled to tlie marrow, but at
last a faint streak of dawn gleaming
through the window reassured uie in a
measure. I got up and Into my clothea
and went out of that house like one in a
Uow 1 managed to attendtomy work
that day I dou't know*. 1 hardly remember one Incident of the lt! hours, I
was overwhelmed with dreadful anticipations of events to transpire during
th.' coming night. Tbe third night.
Tbe third night  was the traditionally
fated nlghtl
I wan tempted lo unbosom myself to a
friend and get bim to go and sleep with
uie, but I was loo milch asbiiined of my
puBllltinimouanesB, Metier suffer anything nt the bauds of a spook than have
nnsclf the laughing stock of all my
This time I was determined to see it
out. 1 would sit up all night to watch
thai cluck aad see with my own eyes
how it was muiinir'il and by what
I accordingly made arrangement for
a big fire to bo kept up all night, several extra lights, something to eat nnd
drink, my pipe ami plenty of books.
Then 1 shut my windows, dragged
down the shades so that the light would
not be conspicuous frum the outside,
aud prepared myself for the ghostly onslaught,
That I should have lived to encounter
a real ghost! I must Lave been born
under the necessarily peculiar eircum-
Stniiecs qualifying me for supernatural
encounters. I devoutly wished other
circumstances had been employed.
By this time I was 111—physically ill.
I could neither eat, drink nor smoke. 1
could only think, and my mind was inn
perfect whirligig of contusion.
How the hours dragged, us hours will
that are unemployed, I a.most thought
time loitered with maliceiiforethought.
When one's head is on the block they
say it is a relief for the as to fall. I believe I could have anticipated und suffered decapitation less dhngreeably.
At ten o'clock I wound and set by my
watch my precious alarm,and placed it
in its customary place upon the mantel.
It was a capricious little affair at best,
and lately had to be laid upon its back
in order to keep proper time—In fact,
to run nt all; so 1 turned it on its back
as usual, and sat down to watch it. The
rain luul cleared up, but the wind continued to howl mound ia a hideously
unpleasant manner. 1 don't think 1
have ever heard wind blow as It did
upon that particular night. 1 Imagined
it to be thick with inky devils that bellowed and groaned and laughed and
shrieked all In a breath. The branches
of a sycamore tree scraping against the
roof made my flesh creep, while the
wind surging through the wild orange
trees created n queer whistling sound
which I never heard before or since.
Oh, the Interminable time I sat there,
sick at heart, worn out in mind nnd
body watching and waiting for—I knew
not what.—Buck Anderson's ghost to
come ami take it out of me. A sweet
state I hod worked myself into, truly.
How would it end? What would he do
to me? Fall upon and belabor me?
A small matter. I was not afraid of
what any huinnn could do to me; 1
jould yield up my life with as much
grace as tlie next man; but n ghost.
.vhnt means would he employ? 1 could
not antlulpate it, 1 would have to sec
it, have to (experience it.
1 glanced up at the little clock, and
,t a knife had been plunged into my
heart the emotion could uot have been
itherwlsc than it was when I saw that
it hnd moved. 'Ihe clock had moved.
A certain ornamental point which I hnd
noted matched with a certain figure in
ihe mantel lambrequin upon which I
had rested my eyes had unmistakably
moved. 1 broke into n cold sweat. My
throat bun me .horribly, nud 1 felt my
hair rise Upon my head. 1 was powerless to change the position of a linger.
II luul moved I There was no chance
for doubt,   It was a fact.
I gazed spellbound, all my Reuses absorbed into thnt of seeing. Tor hours
and hums I sat iu a state of halt consciousness watching the docs' move,
Slowly, Blowly, to the left, almost too
slowly to be perceptible, until it had
turned entirely round. Then slowly,
slowly, round again. Round ami round,
agatnandagain, winding my poor brain
into n very Qordian knot, while tin- slow
bouts dragged by, and the tire burnt
lower and lower and went out; nml the
wind subsided, nnd the cold crept In nnd
numbed my uurcspomllngbody.   Then
nil at once I saw the clock tip over the
edge of the mantel, and coijic crashing
to my feet.    1 had just strength enough
left to examine the position of the
hands. Twenty minutes after three
o'clock!   I fell back Into my chair In a
deep swoon.
I had a spell of serious sickness nfter
ihnl. I think I was iu n condition for
It anyway, and lhat night's vigil
brought it lo a climax. 1 was ill for
several weeks. Hut 1 was not convalescent many days before 1 solved tbe
clock mystery. I got the Idea one day
while lying upon my bed, and later,
pulling it to the lest, I found 1 was
right iu my calculation. By placing
tlie clock upon its back, the thumb-
piece (for winding) wns brought In eon-
tact with the mantel shelf, and, naturnl-
ly, the clock unwinding turned Itself toward the left; round and round, each
time coming a little nearer the edge
until it toppled over.
And being set every night nt ten
o'clock, nnd put In the same place, it
took just five hours am] twenty minutes to work itself off. A tame denou-
meut after all my frightful experience.
But, I tell you, Buck Anderson was
avenged to Ids soul's content.—Detroit
Free Tress.
Hjo Ilrrnkfnjit Cakt*.
Two eu.ps of rye meal, one-haJf oupof
ir.olu.sses. speck of wilt, one nnd a half
cups of sweet- milk to mix it very soft,
and one teaspoon ful of aalamtus;
bake It at unci! in a gem pan or muffin
rings,—Leisure Hours.
TIN', furms iu Illinois upon which we
were reared wero not far apart, but
"Doc," who lived with hia uncle, left
home before he was Ul and went west.
I had been iu town to get the plow
sharpened, and on my way home I saw
Doe climbing across a cloddy field behind a barrow, uml be bailed mc. When
be came out he hung liis chill over
llie top of the fence and said: "I'm
goiti' west."
"Yes.   Will you Jine me?"
"What's it cost?"  I asked.
"Forty-nine dollars second class from
St. Louis to Denver."
"Have you got the money?"
Doc shook iiis head.
"Did you ever see thut mueh money?"
"Well, not at one look, but I've got
it all figured out."
"Bow much have you got?"
"Haven't got any, but I got a job nt
Whlticer'a stable hi C'arr street, an' If
you go I'll see thut you never want.
We can sleep hi the haymow aud board
"llow'll wo gel to St. Louis?" I
"Bide when we're tired of wnlkin' an'
walk when we can't ride," was his re-
The thought of getting up at morning and not knowing where 1 was going to sleep at night frightened me,
and 1 told Doe so, und wc parted.
A few years later, when the westbound train stopped at a little bleak
and dreury mountain town where I,
having gone west, had elected to drop
anchor, I looked out from the eur window und saw Doe sitting close up to
the croopcr of nn old sorrel horse that
was hitched to an express wagon.
I went over to him at once, for I wns
lonesome. A mountain town Is not n
thing that one is apt to love at first
sight. Desolate! That is better than
four columns of agate to describe the
place. The dry March winds came out
of the canyon nnd swept the sands of
the mesa up Into eddies nnd swished
and swirled in around your collar and
cut your face. Tho sunlight wus so
dazzling that it bewildered and seemed
unreal, and the cold winds were constantly contradicting its warmth.
"Are you bomesiek, Doc?" I uskrd,
as 1 rode uptown with him, for he was
there to haul people und their baggage
up to the hotel.
".Nop," he said. "It's the dry wind—
it's busted my Up so that I look like
I'm goin' to cry when I'm tryin' to
laugh. I'm goin' back home this fall,"'
he added, after a pause, "to get my
money—I'm £1 now, but I'm comin'
back out here—this country is nil
Doc. who hnd earned his title by doctoring bis uncle's horses, hnd inherited
a little fortune of $1,800, nml wben the
summer had come ami gone he went
back home in a Pullman cur, for he had
saved $50 out of bis salary of $00 and
board every month.
Five years later, in the dawning "f
the morning, ns I wns climbing out of
an upper berth at another mountain
town, n man caught hold of my coat
tail, aiui 1 found that tbe "man under
my bed" was Doc Pippin, He said he
was living in Denver; so was 1, and
in a few- days be came in to see me.
He came often, ami told the brat stories
I bad ever heard. Be was thin ami
pale, nnd I noticed that he coughed
and pounded his left lung wjien he
did so. Those stories were not told to
mo for publication, but i know he will
not care, for he is careless now.
Doe went to Chicago after receiving
his money and bc-cumc acquainted witb
a well-known detective. I think he said
it wus Billy I'inkertoii. It was like the
I'iiiKcrtous to detect in   tliis    almost
beardless boy a remarkably intelligent
Pippin got. an offer of employment,
bo accepted il and was sent at ouce to
u small town lu Illinois lo tlm! out a
baud of thieves who were Stealing bogs
and robbing shops.
If Doc bud tried he could never have
ilres-scd well, Even clothes that were
made for him didn't (It, and he wore
bis hat crosswise, like the leading mini
at a French funeral. Hit, appearance
upon this occasion was iu his favor, and
hr was not loug in forming the acquaintance of the toughest lot of loafers in the towu. They liked Doe, as
everyone did who knew him, but il was
a long time before they would trust
him. Doe's money gave out, and he tried
to burrow, and the gang gave him the
laugh, "(Jit out an' turn a trick-
work," said one of the men.
"What can I do? Show me and then
watch mu," said Doc.
"See that jay rklin* out o* town?"
said the tough, nodding down tho road
where u lone horseman was going away
with the sunset nt his back.
"Well, he's goin' out to his place in
the country—goes every Snt'dny night
an' comes buck Monday—hold 'im up."
Doe knew the man, as he knew nearly every man in the place, by the description given him at Chicago, uud by
the middle of the following week this
wealthy citizen hnd been notified from
headquarters that he would be held up
on the next Saturday night. Doc was
at his post, and as the lone horseman
name down the rond the highwayman
stepped out from the shadows of a jack
oak uud covered his man.
Thnt night the gong drank up the
best part, of the $2H.50 and voted Doc "a
dead game toucher."
When the proceed-a of Doe's raid had
been expended, together with seven dollars received for thn "jay's" watch, thu
gang determined tn rob a hardware
store.   The job huil been undertaken
once, but had failed. The time, at
Doc's suggestion, was fixed upon election night. A great many farmer*, he
suid, would be in to vole ami trade, and
the people, being cither drunk or tired,
would sleep soiimHy when once asleep,
and the gang voted thut Doc was a
great thinker.
The time arrived, the slore was entered, ami when tbey were all in Doe
ducked down behind the counter uml
reached the rear end of the store, Now
a big bull's-eye was turned upon the
gang, whoaroBe from theirwork to i"»»k
down thu dark barrels of a half dozen
■botffUnS, Due "f the gang, seeing Doe
with the sheriff's parly, iiuulc a play for
his pistol, but the sheriff shoved bis
shotgun yel nearer the robber's face
ami said,softly: "Be quiet," and ha was
The next day the father of one of the
gang, who wus himself a hard man,
made un attempt to kill the detective,
and, having done his work, Doc departed.
Young Pippin's Biiecess in this now
celebrated case won for him the full
confidence of the agency, und before
lie had reached Chicago other important
work was mapped out for bim, but to
the surprise of the agency be refused to
accept another assignment.
"I could not bear," he said to me, "the
thought of living a whole life that was
n lit—to appear always to be that which
1 was not—to mix and mingle constantly with the wicked of this world, in
which there should be so much happiness.
Betunilng to the wcbI again. Pippin
entered the service of I'nele Sam as a
postal clerk.
Finding a letter In the mail mnrked
to me, he wrote on the back of the envelope: "Hello— Doe.—It. M. S.!" nnd
I knew then that he wus in the railway
mail Hervlce.
"Bow Is it," I asked one day, "that
you are asiiHtant superintendent, of the
mail service in the west, when you ure
tinder 30, and new, comparatively new.
at the business?"
"Ifurd luck," suid Doe, smiling sadly,
coughing, uml thumping bis chest.
Then it wus that he begun to tell tne
some of his experiences in the postal
cur, but he did uot tell nil. He was as
modest ns he was honest, ami would
not tell to me, his friend, the real tales
of heroism lu which he was himself the
hero. Ile told enough, however, to interest me ami cause me to tind out more
from u mutual friend ami to verify the
Information by some of tbe records nnd
correspondence which I was afterward
permitted to see. I found thut bis
loyalty, bravery and devotion to duty
hnd been warmly commended iu autograph letters from the highest officials
in tin- mnl I service.
It was. Indeed, hnrd luck that brought
him promotion and an easy pluee, which
lie could not have gained snve through
the kindness of higher ollicials. lie had
been iu uny number of wrecks, for
many of the western ronds were new nt
that time, and the railroading was not
safe as it is now. Once there was a
head-end collision, in which the wreck
took tire. Doe was dreadfully bruised,
but be bail all his limbs, and ns the
Humes crept closer und closer to his cur
he busied himself currying fie mail
matter to a place of safety. When his
work had been completed and the
Humes lit up the canyon they showed
Doc lying upon his mail bags,apparently dead. The trainmen found him and
soon restored him to consciousness, for
be hud only fainted from overwork ami
tbe pain of bis many wounds.
It was nearly a year before he wns
able to lake bis run again, and this time
his route lay over the Santa Fe system.
One night, when the train came roaring down the canyon, the engine
jumped the track, the mail cm* went to
pieces against the locomotive, the
coaches piled Upon the pieces, und the
wreck began to burn.
When tbe trainmen and passengers
came forward to look for "the fellows
np ahead" they saw large and small
envelopes sailing out of the burning
debris, uml they knew ut once tbut tht
mail agent must be fust in the wreck.
The whistle vulve bud been forced open,
and now- tbe wild, ceaseless cry of tin
wounded engine drowned all other
sounds, and made it impossible for the
men to hear the cries of the imprisoned
postal clerk. All this he knew, und
while the hungry flames were eating
their way to where he lay he pulled the
icgister bug to bim, and begun to shy
tin' valuable mail Into the sage brush,
When the steam was exhausted and
the cry of the engine had hushed there
i umc no sound from the enginemen, for
their   voices   were   hushed   in   death,
Above the sound of the crackling flames
they could hear Doe calling to them
from bis placo below the wreck, and the
train crew worked desperately right
iu t be very fuce of the lire to rescue the
Gradually the voice of the prisoner
grew fainter aud fainter, uud before
the rescuers reached him it hushed entirely.
At last, just ns they were nbout to
■five him up, ns he was now apparently
dead, tbey succeeded in dragging Doe
from the wreck, and to the joy of nil he
soon revived. Be was yet alive, but hud
breathed so much of the flumes thut his
left lung was almost ruined, ami he was
never able to resume his place on the
It was this unfortunate wreck and
the story of his heroism that gave him
the important pluee of assistant superintendent of the western division of the
United States mail .service when he wa.-*
not yet 110 years old. ll was the burn
in IiIh breast that made him cough und
bent bis left lung, that pinched his face
and mude his eyes look larger I ban they
Not long ngo I returned to Denver,
uud meeting the chief clerk in the street
asked bim about Doe. I had been wandering over the fnce of the earth for
nearly two years and was behind the
times, und now as my friend looked ut
mc his fuce took on a sadder shade uud
he answered slowly: "Dis* died six
months ngo."-(;y Wurman, in N. \'.
I have never told this story befoi
bul,   knowing 1  have not many days
left  uf Ibis earth's weary pilgrimage,
I write out tbe experience  that   has
made tue a poor man and a lonely one.
though, I humbly trust, not a useJesf
Nearly 2.1 years ago 1 settled in
Uresh&in, a village then, and taking it-
name from tho founder, who wu*, aleu
my uncle, Peter liresJiniu. He luul
written to me, when I graduated fnni
'he luedloal college, where he hud pai.
ull  my   expeinKfl as a student. Unit Ic
would give me a cottage in thevlllagi
uml j.,.". in money, but afler tluitl must
make my own*way,
The otYer was a generous contiuu
auci* of kimlne*** shown tome from boy
hood, when I won left an or->Jmn uml
penniless.    1 gladly accepted it, and
went   at ouce  Ui (iretdium,   where my
only rival wuh u practitioner noarly nu
>eurs old, Dr. Pornoll, who occupied
u cottage directly opposite to mine
Doing in eaay circum-stanccs nml verj
feeble, Dr. Farnell was more than willing to send me |>utients, until, gradual
ly, 1 found he had transferred the w bolt
practice of tbo village to my cure.
Hu took from the Ilrst u friendly interest in my welfare, and gave me much
useful advice and Information, bis long
experience rendering ull he imparted
of great, value to a young physicl
Scarcely tin evening passed but found
me ut liis cottage to discuss the casus
of the ilay, iu each and all of which be
book keen professional Interest.
Hut, before, 1 luul been a yenr iu
Qrcsham, 1 found my professional talks
formed but u secondary Interest in
my visits lo Dr. Furrnell's cottage
When these were over, and tho aged
doctor dozed in his chair, or nodded
over ii book, Leonle Parnell, bis granddaughter and housekeeper, would touch
the piano keys to accompany her sweet,
clear voice in my favorite songs, or
would lull-, to rue in her womanly way
of tbe patients, who were all friends
of Iut own, many of them her pensioners. Let me try, looking through the
clouds thut rolled soon between us, to
picture I iconic l-'urncll us she was iu
that ilrst year of my love for her. My
love, I say, for it sprung into my heart
strong und undying' tlm- Ilrst time her
soft, brown eyes met mine In shy greeting.
She was pretty, but no wonder of
beauty, her great charm lying* iu her
grace of movement's, her low, sweet
voice und a. gentle, refined modesty.
She hud been carefully educated, but
bad no brilliant accomplishments, unless a gift of making home au altogether charming place may rank in that category. Orphaned in infancy, she had
been the (lading of her grandfather's
heart, but, dearly as he loved her, he
was never averse to my suit, lie read
my heart's secret even, before 1 guessed
Its depth, and in his quiet way favored
the friendship between Leunio und myself.
A year, the one bright year in my
solitary life, passed away, and I prepared to apeak to Leonle of my love.
I had wailed until I felt secure of my
posltton at Graham, und 1 Imped to
waken some warmer token of love on
Leonle's itort. For even then I guessed
dimly, what I know, and soon knew certainty, that 1 hud won ouly a calm, sisterly alleotlon in return for the absorbing devotion of my heart.
1 have said nothing yet of my intercourse, with my Uncle Graham, the
grandee of the little tillage, whose
large, handsome house was the center
ot at t ruction to all strangers, and w hose
income was supposed to be sametliiuig
of almost fabulous extent, and really
was that of a very wealthy man.
During tliat tlrst bright year of my
life iu tha \ illage he had ista.rU d, my
Intercourse with my uncle was as pleasant as all othor parts of my life, and
1 was a frequent and welcome visitor
at his house* ,
Hut in one brief sentence I may record the event that wrought a change
iu all—my love, any friendships, my
welcome ut tiresham I'luce. My cousin,
Sidney, Uncle tire-shams only child,
tunc home from Europe, where be luul
been traveling for five years.
From that time I marked u change
in my reception at the house, where
I luul beeu assured of most cordial welcome, and my visits soon become those
exacted by my gratitude only. It hurt
me cruelly to see that my uncle's affection was being won from lue, but there
was u far more bitter cup soon to be
placed ut my reluctant lips,
Kidney came to Dr. Furnell's as a
guest sure of a welcome, to renew a
friendship ouly Interrupted since boyhood by his travels. Ami the flrst lime
I saw him with Leonle I knew why my
lovo luul failed to meet its return. A
childish friendship luul grown by that
long reparation into a life love. The
eyes tliat had ever met mine with th'J
frankness of friendship droujied shyly
beneath Sidney's gaze, while Uie cheek
that luul never changed color for me,
Hushed ut his coming, even before he
Yet I would not quite despair until
meeting them together, on a hazy June
evening, walking slowly,aa lovers walk.
I heard a soft, sighing voice whisper:
"1 have always loved you, Sidney!"
In their happiness they never guessed
my presence, and 1 shrank buck behind
a friendly tree till they passed roe by,
and were lost to my sight,
Then I threw myself Into my professional duties, trying so to feed my starving heart, studying diligently, and giving every case in my care ardent interest.. Dr. Parnell guessed al] my misery,
and, when I eame more and more seldom to his cottage, lie crossed the road
frequently lo visit me,  Once only lm
spoke, "I am sorry U-olie loves .Sydney," he. said, after telling me of their
engagement, "for he is a man I never
liked nor trusted, llut a woman's heart
In wayward and must, follow its own
will.   There \n no treason—nol ono—to
set against her love, so 1 must bear toy
disappointment aa best 1 mny,"
And I knew rny kind old friend meant
that he had hoped my love, would win
Leonle's heart.
While August was burning up the
vegetation with a long drought, we had
Several eases of malignant fever in tiie
village, and one morning 1 WM shocked
ut rsceli Ing a note from my uncle, saying Sidney hud the symptoms.
1 hurried to the house, and my uncle
led mo directly to the sick room. Hut as
1 approached the Ind Sidney cried:
"What brings you here''   Where is Dr.
"Dr. Farnell does nut practice," I replied.
"He will eome tome! He must! I
will not trust my life in tin- bauds of
my heir and my rival in love!"
1 sUirted back aa if be had struck me
a blow. Before heaven, l could swear
that my possible heirship had never
crossed my mind, uud 1 hud never
thought to try to win Leonle, once I
knew her h>\e was given elsewhere, I
eould not speak, but I sent Dr. Farnell
to my cousin.
In one short week the village church
bell tolled for Peter Gresham's son.
Two hours before the time mt for the
funeral I went to my uncle, and,
though he had, clung" to me in those bitter days of mourning', 1 asked for the
tlrst time to sec my cousin.
I have often questioned the fatality
that led mc to muke thut request, but I
can only write here what I have often
told my own heart.  1 hail to sec him.
Already ho was in his costly ooflln,
with flowers about the bed upon which
it rested, I entered the room alone, and
stood intently looking down upon the
still, cold face of my rival.
Dead! His words euine back to me as
I looked at him. I was my uncle's heir.
I might yet hope in tlie future to win
Suddenly th.* blood rushed to my
hcurt, almost suffocating mc; my hands
grew cold, my legsebook-undermc, My
eyes, fixed upon Sidney Qresham'a face,
grew dim, and I should have fallen luid
l not grasped the bed feu-support
For, with my professional instincts
ever on the alert, I saw that my cousin
was not dead, lt was u case of suspended animation, culling for instant .-arc.
Oue moment Uie memory of the dying' man's hatred and suspicion tugged
at my heart; one moment a fierce
temptation seemed tearing me in two,
and then. Heaven Ik: thanked, I was
myself again.
Gently I lifted my ooustn from his
ghastly resting place, and replaced his
shroud by his nightdress. I would not
risk the shock of his waking to a consciousness of bis surroundings, but
though I staggered under his weight. I
took him to my uncle's room, next the
one where he had lain.
Then Iopenedaveln in his arm. Sluggishly, drop by drop, the life blood followed my lancet, and I knew I had not
been deceived. Alone, unaided, I applied sure remedies, till pulsation returned to the numbed heart, color to the
pallid lips, breutli to the paralyzed
Then, when the wondering eyes
opened, I gave a powerful opiate,
watched till It took effect, and, leaving my pntiep.t in a profound slumber,
went downstairs. I found my uncle in
the pathetic apathy grief had made
habitual in those three dreadful days,
and I said, gently:
"Uncle, you have doubted my love
nnd my gratitude in these last few
months. You have thought the man
who owed you every good of his life
for yours had counted on your death to
inherit your wealth."
"Dut I will not doubt you again," he
fald, plteously, "if you will come back
t,i me, I have wronged you, but you
will not desert me now!"
"You have wronged me," I answered,
"and I have come to prove to you my
love and my gratitude. I have come lo
restore to you—"
Tho aped face was lifted quickly,
while n pallor like death, a breathless
eagerness, warned me to speak quickly.
"Come," I said. And I led bim gently, yet quickly, to the bed where his
sou lay, sleeping. I checked the cry
upon Ids lijw by whispering:
"Do nut waken him! This sleep is his
•cry life!"
"Not dead!" he whispered, shaking
like one in nn ague—"not dead? Sidney, my son!"
"Not dead," I answered, "nor dying.
He will recover, uncle!"
"And you huve given him his life,
Vou, whom he almost accused of wishing to murder him!"
"Ih' was mtetaken," I «uid, quietly.
"Now, will you watch him while I send
Dr.  KUrnell'liereV"
"Yes—yes! And you will have—
those things taken away?" und he
pointed to the room where the eefllu lav.
"I will do nil!"
Nobody quite understood but the old
doctor. He did, ami gave me one hand-
grasp that Menu ever to linger in my
palm when I think of tlmt dny of ox-
i itement.
Sidney (ir"slwm had the grace to drop
his active animosity towards me—to
lot my uncle keep his affection forme,
and, ■wHieii he died, remember me in his
will.   Hut he never cordially liked me.
When Dr. Fnrnell died I became
physician at Oreshom Place, and  my
life of sorrowful looelSness took the
added pang of knowing Leonle's precious gift of love never met full return,
She bus never complained, bearing
patiently the sorrows of a neglected
wife, the hours of loneliness even her
childrencannotfill,when her husband is
seeking pleasure fur weeks together In
the Olty. Hut sbe is pale uml wad now,
the woman I loved iiiwl would have
guarded from sorrow with my heart's
We have been good friends, and I
think when the iscurabli- enemy I have
carried in secret for years wrings out
tuy life in ii Httle tune now, tliol l.eonie
will drop u tear u|wn my dead face,
(hough no love, no duty, run mtatcb me
Iw ok   from   tbe  grave to which  I urn
hastening — N. V. Ledger.    b ,
Wben   Xntiuua  Will  WAffS    Wur   In
Gentlemanly  \\ n>.
Derringer Dan laid down the publication which chance hod thrown in his
way, and gazed pensively afar.  He w.i-*
50 oblivious to his surroundings that ell
Invitation tu refreshments passed wholly unnoticed. It was tlie resentment
occasioned by bis seeming discourtesy
that brought him to earth again, liis
apologies were profuse,
"It wouldnft of occurred," he explained, "ef 1 hadn't of happened to git
literary. I've heard il suid thai literary
tolk.s Is always absent-minded, un' senco
my brain drawedabood on that article
l kin understand what makes'emso."
"It must have been a powerful fas-
oinatln' yarn," commented Piute Pete,
" 'Twasu't no yarn whatsoever/' was
the reply.   "It was the truth."
"What was It about?"
"I've, got no use fur it." exclaimed
Three-Finger Sam. "Ofcouree.se-relety
hex got tur be pre-tected. Gettin' the
dots on a man lor horse stealln' an'
hitchin' him u>a treeso's he won't wander around and do it no more is a justifiable proceed In', But war is promU-
c'ous an' brutal 'ibis thing o' blastu'
uwuy at somebody ye never was even In*
terduced to is. to Bay the least of It,
downright unsociable."
"Tho trouble is," said Derringer Dan.
"that us fellers wus born too soon.
There ain't any doubt that war, ns practiced up to the present time, Is a mighty
low-down coyote gome o' guttla' tho
drop OO a lot.il stranger. 1 tut civilization is advonclu', an' In the course o'
time it'll be jes' as purty a Bport as faro
bank or draw poker. The Bcheme, as it
now stands, is to Bee which side Kin ti"
tlie most klllln', An'us soon as one general gits convluced that the other feller
kin slay more people than be kin. common seoae compels him lolaj down und
wait fur another deal."
"That's one o1 the mostecholarh descriptions I ever beard," remarked
Broncho Bob, admiringly,
"Theso hero inventors bos, accord*
irf to that article, s-et thetrselves to
work to Improve the Implements of battle, so there won't be no chance of
escape when they ouce git in motion an'
no limit to their capacity."
"Seems to me that's goin' ter make
war wuss'n ever," observed Rattlesnake
"That's what I thought Hut the article saya as how it's goin' to result In
uiakin' war so deadly that nobody'!!
have anything to do with it."
"It's a fairy story." said Piute Pete,
positively. "It's easy er.ough to whittle a few chi;>s oiT a lead pencil an' sit
down an' flgger them thimrs out. I'm
I'll bet any thin' I've got thet there's
goin' to l,e mbranderstandin's between
different branches of tlie human race
right along to the end o' time."
"No one says There won't be. fiut
they'll Le geulrtl In a more gentlemanly
way. As fur as I kin make out, the
battle of the future will be kerried ou
in something like this fashion: The
opposin,' forces will t.tistle around an'
pervide themselves weth ail the destructive enginea they kin lay hands
"Won't there be r.o soldiers'?"
"Certain. Let's 'spose, fur Instance,
thet the United States has a war weth'
Spain. The two generals gits together,
an' tiie United States general lie puts a
certain number of men Into the field-.
Then the Spanish general he hrus a feller play a tune on the cornet an' tyuduiy
out to bring an equal number of men
into Uie held, remsrkln', as in cub*
tomary on aueh occasions: 'I call yer.'
Or, if he hex the grit, be kin bring oul
sntill greater number of men, in which
event he will say: 'I see ye an' raise
ye,' or words to that effect Finally i*
comes to a show-down, an' the United
States general says: 'What ye got'.'"
The Spanish genera!, who, like as not,
has been Muffin', looks worried, an'
says: 'I ain't got oothln' bnt a p«ir c'
lft-inch guns, with cellulose armor on
the aide.' 'I've got that beat easy,' says
rhe United States general. 'I've got
three Hotohklss guns aji* two torpedo
boau.' Then the Spanish general mere
ly says; 'That's good,' on' turn* over
m much of his army as he happened to
risk an rhe deal, an' goes «IT to rolsi
another stake. Of course, it'll take some
time to regulate the exact value of I be
hands and readjust the rules ho's t<>
make 'em fit the occasions at. they como
up. lint it'« goin' to be a mighty fine
game, and I only wlsht I could hit int<>
it."—Washington star.       r
Stephen Montgomery has one of the
very bent pieces of com in William-.-
town. Although Tt! years old he has
plowed for, planted and hoed hi* < rops,
Ily the wny, it would be difficult to duplicate the Montgomery settlement in
this or any other region, Stephen nn.l
Ms wife live just south of the old aw-
mill. Their youngest daughter Fannie,
with her husband, Herbert Rice, i>
next door. Close by are Edward, the
youngest son, and his family,
Next are Albert and his wife and little
girl. Just below Albert arc Iris nan
Freeman and wife. Opposite the school*
house Is K-rneline, the eldest daughter,
witb her husband, Til u Goodall, whllu
nearly opposite the last-named house
live their daughter, Mamie, and her
husband, II. C, Lee, and their little
girl. Here, surely, is a Bcvcn-foltl
cord; the grandparents, the four children, and the ouly two adult grandchildren and their families, foui gem r-
atious, l- persons in all, living within
hailing distance of each other.—North
Adams (Mans,) Transcript.
Tn these days of eleotricity it is nol
essentia] to have somebody turn out tho
lights. Time, switches are msuV which
can be attached to a clock and made lo
turn out electric lights at any desired
hour. Suppose, for instance, the llghl :
arc in a show window, and it Is desired
to put them out at midnight. Al that
hour tha clock closes a circuit, permitting tbe passing of on electric currcut
to the switch, which, thus role ised,
OUts off the electric light and so puts
oat the lights.—N»_ --1"-* .  .  .
:.-.-. -.•.*.•.■.•.•.•.'. *.■.'*.*.•
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ST^ErlLTIMG,   •?•
====^s OF   :   EAST   :   KOOTENAY.
As a Site for Smelters it has exceptional advantages, being the
Divisional Point on the Main Line of the Crows Nest Pass Ry.
and the most central point on it for the principal mines of the district, viz: The St. Eugene group
to the west-northwest, the North Star and Sullivan groups to the north-west, the Wasa group to
the north-east, the Wild Horse group to the east and north-east, the Dibble group to the east and
south-east, and the Bull River group to the south-south-east.
C. P. R. Land Commissioner, Winnipeg, Man.
V.   HYDE   BAKER,   Local   Agent,   Cranbrook,   B. C.
B. 0. Land Investment Agency,
Victoria and Vancouver.
..... . . . .
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TUESDAY, : : : APRIL 12. 1898,
No where in the Kootcuaya is thero
bhcIi a beautiful bite us that of Ctaubrook, Beautiful Crnnbiook! These
words express the situation, And, not
only beautiful to the eye. but pleasing
from a materialistic point of view, Here
one can live and enjoy the beauties of
nature nml a climate unsurpassed, nnd
at the .same time enjoy rpportunities fur
amassing wealth that cannot be found
elsewlicte today, Among all the prosperous towns in British Columbia, there
never has beeu one that lias been placed
on the market under such favoiable eir-
cuilislauces. Most of the new towns offer hope as au incentive for building, and
profound promises as a foundation for
prosperity. Business men are looking
for something more tangible, same I king
that is positive and real. Conditions in
Cranbrook satisfies that desire, since
there i.s nn absolute nnd unquestioned assurance of a towu with people, who
are permanent residents, made so by a
permanent pay-roll. Money talks, and
money buysgoods. The tin-pail brigade
i.s the backbone and salvation of auy
town nnd any coutitiy. A prosperous
people ia a people that is paid, and a
prosperous community is one thai furnishes regular employment to a large
number of men. Railroad men are well
paid and regularly paid, Carpenters,
bricklayers—-In fact all artisans, are men
who receive good wages. Miners are
men who accumulate money and who
use il lor what it is worth, lo get that
which it will purchase. Craubrook will
be the home nnd headquarters for hundreds of such men. They will center
here and pun-hare their supplies here.
Those living in rich agricultural lauds
tributary to Cranbrook will look to this
place for a market, both tor selling and
buying. Conditions and combinations
make Cranbrook the only lown in southeast: Kootenny lhat can command this
businers. She will have no real opposition, for the commercial tide governed,
by the natural course of events, will How
to this city as the natural center aud
most advantageous point.
Willi some towns penuaiietit prosperity may be a question of eternity. With
Cranbrook il is only a question of weeks
uud mouths. Every lie lhat is laid on
the Crows' Nest road, nnd every spike
{hat is driven, tilings nearer lo Cnili-
bro >k a railroad, back of which are powerful influences that are working today
and which will be working tomorrow,
next week ami next year, for the prosperity of Crai brook
Cranbrook will not only be Uie Indus-
drtal town of ic ist Kootenay, but it will
be the commercial center as well, There
is uo need lo wall pr Cranbrook. Il is
here, and, no matter when you come, h
will keep jon busy to stand tjven with
her rapid growth.
March Is witnessing an unanticipated
lull in llie Klondike transportation business, (or, according to the shipping com-
1 nuics, ihv ciisti ins nud consulates, there
hnshcen a greal Mling off hi the bus!-
liens of late. None of the many nlcntu*
era engaged in the trade arc making expenses al present, and  rale cutting is in
id.  ir
- Viclo
Naturally llie quesliou of lepresenta-
tiou iu the provincial house is one thai
is I ehtg pretty generally discussed
throughout Bast Kootenay at this time.
Aud, thi.: year, owing lo the unprecedented development of Hast Kootenay,
the question is of far more Importance
lllflU ever before on uny similiti occnatou,
The needs of this territory during llle
next few years will be numerous and
pressing. And South Bast Kootenay is
not alone iu this condilioii. North East
Kootenay, West Kootenay, in fact every
portion of British Columbia is undergoing a degree of development at this time
that was not dreamed of five years ago.
Iu consequence, the demand upon ihe
government for a fair proportion of the
appropriations for public improvement
will be heavy and unceasing. Therefore
U behooves every district lobe np and
moving lo secure its jnst share of these
appropriations. East Kootenay has been
exceedingly fortunate iu having as iis
representative the Hon. Colonel Baker,
who has been pertUtcut and untiring in
hiseflbrtslo advance ihe best interests
of his district. Being one of the most
prominent members of the provincial
government and a man thoroughly familiar with all forms of legislation, it naturally follows lhat his influence has been
far ino:e potent than it might have been
under less favorable circumstances.
That these circumstances are under*
stool by the people of this district was
evidenced by the statement made last
week by a gentleman who has been in
South K ist Kootenay for years, and who
hokbi large Interests here, both in the
towns and in farming lands and mines.
Speaking of the coming dec.ion he said
in the presence of a Hukai.i) representative, "At this lime there is some talk of
opposition to Colonel Baker, but it will
not amount to much in the end. And I
will tell you why. Most of us in South
E ist Kootenay who have beeu here any
length of lime have been wailing patiently for ihe veiy development that is now
taking place in Ibis territory. And by
the way, much of this development, in
fact I might say most of it, ia due to the
construction of tlie Crows Nest Pass rail
road, the road thai Colonel Baker has
labored so many years lo secure for this
district. Of course I hear tint he is
going to make money by it. I hope he
is. 1 know that the building of the rond
will greatly increase the value of my
holding*, and the value of every other
man iu Ibis territory, l( Colonel Baker
is to be rewarded for his many years
labor in this direction by having his
property nude worth something, it is no
more than he deserves.
"But, considering the quesliou from a
purely selfish standpoint, I am going to
vote for Colonel Baker because l know
that he can do this district more good as
a member than any oilier maii I know of.
And what: is more, he will do it. I do i't
rare if lie is interested ill Craubrook,
Th a has never effected his movements
111 behalf of other purls of the district,
and I dod't believe it will. Fort Steele,
Wardner, Cod Creek, in fact all of these
new towns will receive at his hands every
consideration. And what wou'd n new
member be able to do for Ibis district fur
the next few years? Virtually nothing.
J am free to confess that 1 will v.de for
Colonel Baker because I am of llie opinion that Ibis district needs him at Victoria, ami needs bim badly. And, what is
more, I find a great many people who
fed about the matter jmt as I do. In
my mind there is uo doubt about his
election. I believe he will be returned,
and by a good majority."
This statement represents the situation,
The ijfiitlemaii who expressed the above
opinion la thoioughly familiar with the
political conditions in this district, but is
more anxious to see the best interests of
the district conserved lather thin to see
the political fortunes of any one Individual advanced. In other words, it is simply a business proposition wilh him. And
the Oppositiou will find that a large majority of the voters in South Kast Root
may are taking llie same view of the
piestion ibis year.
The Golden Era, In a recent issue, devotes considerable space to excoriating
Colonel Itaker. The Era wisely refrains
from dwelling upon Mr. Baker's record
in Ihe house, and ignores what Mr. Baker has done for bis constituency, while
sitting as a member of the provincial
parliament. It endeavors lo create a
prejudice against lhat gentleman by repeating the old cry that he has used his
office for personal gain. It is generally
conceded that Mr. Baker is a pretty bright
man, and furthermore, it is generally
known that he is a poor man. It seems
somewhat paradoxical lhat he should
have devoted Ills talents and his official
position to his own selfish aims and failed to have realized upon it. Tbe fact is,
there are a few newspapers like llie Era
lhat are opposed to Mr. Baker. Knowing full well that his record iu the district he represents reflects great credit
upon that gentleman, they indulge in
mysterious generalities against him, hoping that the people may forget the good
Mr. Baker has done the district. The
attempt is as puerile as it is fruitless.
The voters of EastKooteuaynreasarule
well informed, and they are not so easily
misled as the Era evidently thinks. Col.
Baker is ready to stand upon his legislative record lu every particular, knowing
that record will make him friends instead
of enemies.
The large and commodious Stean
One hundred passengers and one
hundred and fifty tons freighteach
Will open llio aavlgatton'seaBonontlio
Kootenay Itlvor from
-os iim-
For n, 1 point, In Kast ICaotoiMy
About : April 20th.
I'or passongor anil freight rates address tlio
!oiii|ianHs' agent at Jennings, Montana, or tlio
l'orl Steele nr Wardner, II. C.
CI'AMJKOOK, 15. ('.
Contractors and Builders
Plans Drawn and Specifications
Furnished for any Kind of Building.
We guarantee expedition atul first-class woik on all jobs undertaken.
East Kootenay Hotel
Warm Rooms
and -For Guests
Comfortable Beds
To make everything pleasant for visitors.
General Blacksmith
Plans nnd Specifications Furnished on Short Notice.'
If yon cotitcniplnle building call Oil mc. I may be able lo give yon
on Idea or two that will save you money; Prompt work ami satisfaction
guaranteed, .,
c. II. Wnlrs nml ii. \v. 1'itrsoni hereby rIvo
notice tlmt sixtv days nfter date wo liuoml to
In ;i|>]<!,v lu (lie I Ulil ConillitsilOlinr nr l.iii'ils
unil work- for ponnlsslnn i u inirchiiso tun acres
oriaml situated in Hast Kooieuay illsiriot nnd
described ua follows! Commute ng 11 ;i |iosi set
ul the south-west corner of l.o. .Oil. I, tltctiuo
we14ii chains, iti-n o uotth m clialua, ihence
can -in chains, tin ik i south B chains io placu of
Dated March
li.   U.   WAIal!?
w. 11. I'AKSO
Construction can'in* rroni Cranbrook to Ward-
mi'.uul Mission liospUul.
Will iif ut Cr-inltrook evory Monday afternoon
and may boo usvilted at iho Craubrook hotol.
costs hut the sin .11 sum of $2 oo—
Canadian or American money—
for 52 weeks.   Subscribe fur it.
! The Cranbrook Lumbsr Co.|
!     Saw and .. 1
Planing Mills..      I
I kinds of Rough and Dressed Lumber, |
Dimension Timber, Shingles J
and Mouldings... j
Dimension Timber, 2x4 to 12x12 up to 211 feet long  $16 00 per M
" "       over 20 feet long up lo 30 ft. athl 50c. per
M for each additional 2 feet.
" "       over 30 ft. long—prices 011 application .
Rough Lumber, 12, 14, 16 ft. lengths  16 00 per M
Surfaced     "        12, 14. 16 ft.        '■         20 00 per M
6 iiicb T. nnd G. Flooring—No. 1  26 00 per M
6 inch       '■ " "    2  22 00 per M
4 inch       " " "    1  28 00 per M
4 inch       " " "   2  24 oo per M
6 inch Rustic    "    1   26 00 per M
6 inch     "  "   2  92 00 per M
4 Inch V joint or beaded ceiling—No. 1  28 no per M
4 incii V     "     "       " " "     2  34 U") per M
Ship Lap—all widths  11 00 per M
Mouldings and finishing lumber, casings. &c.. prices on application,
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The Cranbrook Hotel
Ryan & Morrison,
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