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(l,\M*l,OOK,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA,   TUESDAY,   APRIL    19,   isil.s,
■ • Steamer Farrell Starts Up River
War News of Otic Day Dislliiclly His-! °" Hor F1™t„Tri«>-
;, J        \    faNNtNOS, Mont, April 17.—TlieuiB-f-
pilled lllC Next, j niawtit, first-closa river menuicr J. B.
I'orrell left thla port todnj on tier initial
trip up
War Preparations, Howovor, Aob<
ivoiy Proceed ou Bo'h
Bpain Cun Deolare War Roffard-
loaa of Cortoa,
Nitw York, April 18.- -Tbe Marquise '
d'Juar-n, first secretary of tbu Spanish
embassy in London, bus told a correspondent of Die New York World that
although tbe Spanish cortes will not be
in session before Wednesday that fact
need not prevent Spain from declaring
war, should Unit government desire to
do so. IT war comes, however, it will be
forced by tbe United States, Spain will !
hot take the initiative but will await
America's action.
Tbe secretary adds th.it it would be I
well for the United Slates to weigh well
thecostof such a proceeding, however, <
as her const lino is very extensive and
Spain has score.; of ships of almost every
European nationality awaiting Uie word
from the Spanish government to proceed
to sea under letters of marque nnd clear
from her face every vestige of American
inn lier
tlie [Cootcuay  river,
well lumli-,1 uml lie,' dcpurtlll
ticsseil will, grout cntliusliiuni
concourse of citizens, nil \\
"boll vo)ll|>e."
Tlieslci  N.nlll  StOI will  t.ikellei
ilepnrluie Motliliiy.
Liirjju (|iiitntltlcs of freight 'nive boon
nwniting tlie bouts' tlepurlura fur utility
weeks, ns well nan number ol piissongors.
Waudnuk,   April   mi.—'iii.; steamer
Pnrreli ia reported two miles below.
MoKINIifflf   (jUAWI'.SifEfci.
The Government Overwhelms the Oppo
siiitm In Budget Debate.
Failure or the Yukon Railway Din
Disappointing to 0 a-sl ci loa
—MlBOOllUllOUUd IJottiB.
lal v..
tut :>< III 1:
Sicaru Rocali-d.
Washington, April iS. — Probnbly
with the view of availing himself of tbe
wide experience and extensive knowledge of naval wai fare possessed by Rear
Admiral Sicard, Secretary Long has recalled tbe admiral's sick leave of absence
and ordered bim lo report for duty at
the secretar\'s office within 24 hours.
Admiral Sicard being familiar with all
the details of caustructifii.as well as the
strength or weakness of the vessels composing the fleet commanded by Captain
Samson, as well as tbe fleet at Hamilton
Roads, under Captain Schley tlie assist-
once of the admiral is expected lo be of
great value to tbe department in the arrangement of a nnval campaign,
Houso Refused io Concur.
Washington, April 18,—The" bouse
in stssion today refused to concur in the
Titrpie fiuiei.dmtut ns adopted in the
Soantah War Fl-io1-.
Nriw York, April 18.—AdvU-cs received here from St. Vincent, Cape Verde
islands, under dale of April 14,state lhat
two flotillas of Spanish torpedo vessels
end torpedo boat destroyers, with ibe
cruisers Cristobel, Colon aud Marie
Theresa are at that port.
Will Voto Resolution for Cuban
Wasimm.ti'n, April i.| —TjjB) preal
dent is determined lo veto lire Cuban
resolution-! if tbey c.iny ihe recognition
of Cuban independence. He is said to
have stated Ibis today lo a senator who
called upon him.
Destruction of tho Maine Caused
by Outside 1 xpio^lon.
WASHINGTON, April 14— With reference to the responsibility for llie destruction of the Maine, General I.ee said:
"I am satisfied that the explosion whs
from lite outside. I have always believed
tbat llie Maine was not blown up by any
private individual, but by some officers
wbo bad charge of tbe mines and electric wires and torpedoes in the arsenal,
and who thoroughly understood their
business, lor the job was done remarkably well, I think it came from some
Bubaltern officers who had been there
under Weyler and who were probably
anti-bianco, anyhow, and wbo bad full
knowledge of Ibe business.
bale 011 Uu
tens duilng
to 11 close t
., li. C, April 15 —The de-
Pro viucia I budget, In prog-
the entire week, wus brought
iday.   The practical wink of
Shocking Heartlessness of a Victoria
Han and !iis Alleged Mistress.
Considerable work on the io.*td from
Cranbrook to Fort Steele has been done
the past week, a great improvement being wrought thereby,
Mesdeuics Galbraith of Port Steele,
1  ggerl and Kemp ton of Windermere, |
and otto ladle, courtl at. I i p.rt, ol  || | |C|| m FOLLOWED BV MURDER
visitors i" Cranbrook las', ruesday morn-■
iin an.I oflei May ist The I'orl Steele
Mercantile Co. will euro b large mid
complete line ol Uuilding L'aper, Cedsi
Bhiuglet, Sash and Doais, ami Building
Tm. IIBR .i.i' feels highly cotupli-
meuted and returns thanks 10 the pr«
Gold-Soi-kers  nnd  Crows of  Ioo-
Bound Whalers Starving
To Dafith.
dealing with the estimnu-:
basis of business require
lids afternoon, and tliis
House silting in coinmillt
on the plain
1  but  half  of
evening,   lb
i upon thesev
Senate Resolution to That Bffoot
Is Ptissod.
Washington, April 16.—The majority
resolution introduced by the senate foreign aff.iirs committee today passed the
senate by n pronounced majority—67 for
and 2t against.
The amendment of Senator Turpie,
which declares the recognition of Cuban
independence, was adopted, 51 for, 37
The senate then adjourned until .Monday.
lt is already assured lhat the House
will agree to ibe resolution ns passed by
the senate, there always having been a
much stronger and moreuuauimous sentiment iu the house Iu favor of the recognition of Cuba ns a belligerent power.
Fu* chasing Largo SteamerB.
Washington, April 14.—The navy
department have purchased the Venezuela from the Red Star Hue and arc negotiating for the Paris and New York,
an American company's liners.
Lccica Vory Warllk \
Washington, April 14—The United
States troops are Leing concentrated at
lt is understood Gen. Weyler has been
called to Madrid to take command.
'1 he Spanish consul is preparing to
leave Washington,
The following ilems are gleaned from
tlie Leader, Moyie Citj's new paper, issued Saturday last, as foretold in Tim:
Hkrat.d Inst week:
Movie City is at present enjoying quite
a building boom, ami the class of buildings tn each ease are la ge, substantial
'I here was an opening ball give n nt the
Moyie ho.el last Thursday evening; the
ntlendance wns large aud dancing was
kept up unlil 2 o'clock the following
morning; 1 a couple weie present.
Joseph Neidersladt Is activelyeugeged
lu getting liis brewery in readiness for
brewing beer.
VeryHulc freight is coining lu from
the west at picaent, owing to the bad
coudiliou ol ihe tote road.
The ice on tho lake Isbreaklug up and
The Mult sawmill, which was recently
eral items of proposed expenditure until
alter midnight, and pnsslug each aud all
without amendment.
. Of the preliminary debate, it may he
said that it was a remarkable victory far
Premier Turner's administration, inasmuch as Mr. Setulin aud hia followers entered upon the discussion with llie evident Intention of delaying the public
work just as long as possible—by re airing nil their old grievances, talking
against lime as they did oil the initiatory
resolution of the session, and plcklugall
the petty faults that could be discovered
with the much used Opposition magnifying glass.
Prom the Treasury side the reply was
"Progress aud Liberal Government for a
Progressive and Prosperous Province"—
with sledge-hammer facts to demolish
each frail structure or special pleading
erected by the Opposition. The hitler
fairly gave up the fight on Friday, fur
when minister followed minister, aud
member came after member to contradict
indisputably their hopeless case, no Opposition member could be found wiio
would face tlie music. The battle into
which they had gone with so much beating of drums and flaunting of colors was
practically surrendered unconditionally.
id, will SO
111   tunning order
ns unftl ii-ATrv
oyie Supply com-
t at, Hi
A fore
of men is.
gelling it
1 il e Po
, n.lu-«
• 'sPer
1 for lln
I thb
.it lime
work 1
JudgeW. II
si vcrely ,1 -In
illg,   and will
bis claims,
Lindsay Cranson, as soon as tlie toads
Improve n mile, will put ou a daily stage
and two freight teams between Mojle
City ami Fort Steele,
Troops Ordered to Oonocntrate in
tho South.
Washington, April 15, The wai department has issued an ntd 1 commanding the entire rcgnlai nrmy to rendezvous
in one ol thesouthei u states, The point
io which tln-v h ive been ordered was not
given to llie public, bul llu-ic i-,
little dunbI Ian 11 will piovc lo be the
Keys, southern Florida, or possibly New
Orleans,   Lou i si mm   stale,  01   Mobile, Ohio, U S., to Cranbrook
Mate of Alabama, as being convenient      The state ol Ohio --ends greeting 1
seaports fiom whence lliey can he taken Cranbrook   through   Messrs.  Rayuold
on IratisportsnndconvdyertloCubA, and Qeddes, ol thai stale.   The gentle
Genera] Lee Commands. men bear letters of  recommendall 11
The Virginia stale volunteers, teveral from prominent American and Cnnadi
thousand strong will be com mn tided by officials and business  men.   Thi
ex-Cotim! General l,ee, whoso featlestdy here 10 eventually establish themselves
and faithfully represented   the   Unite.1 in business, ore not new 011 the fro title
States go ver nm out as consul al Havana ' 01 In mining towns, nml say that the ad-
for years.   Q a u era I Ue Is au ex*Coufed> jcctlve "lleautiful" is not a misnomei
crate, and was one of the niosi brilliant' wIk'" applied to Cranbroi k.   They will
and dashing of 11 distinguished group of ne followed soon by others from tlie same
brave commanders wbo engaged iu the section,
laic civil war battling for the  "1. st
Cause." Cranbrook Water Works.
I    H. M  Uurwell, of V
aiicouver, arrived
j Silurday and  ou Monday commeuced
the survey lor the Craubrook water sys-
A Participant iu tbo Dj&tructlon   L'->"-   The water will be taken from St.
of tho Maiue CoufoeBua. ' Joseph's creek at a point two miles from
Chicago, Apiil ig.-Chas. A, Craw-  loWU>n»dwlll he piped 111.   Mr. Burwell
dall, alias Kinai.uel Escadero, a Span! ml, I 81iyq lIial il win luku aIj0Ut six weekfl t0
was arrested iu this city today and has ' C01"I)l-t-J bis portion of the work,
confessed to participating in the deslruc-      „., ,   , , „        .
HonoftheU.S battleshi Maine His" Tfce report of lhe Pending sale of the
confession gives full detail*, of i< infa-'i:iti'1 NortU SUr '»llie ^ a syndicatepar-
mous crime, and cUirges us liuUK.iilon tm"? M 'P,0BC<1 °f lllc Rotuscl,lids.llflS
to General Weyler, late commander of Kro%u.g features connecled with it, nl-
the Spanish forces in Cuba. I llim,-h ] "i: Ui-"-"-» Would prefer to see
Aside from the bud. et debate, the most
interesting feature of ihe week was undoubtedly Mr. Higgiiis' lame attempt to
justify liis treachery la the government
he was elected lo support and lhe constituency that hjd on the stieuglh of his
promises sent him to the House. Those
wbo have known Mr. Higginsonly as the
dignified  Incumbent  ui" the Speaker's
chair bad formed tbe oplliic u that lie was
iis'.r.ni- man, Whc*:, however, be was
heard upon the floor of tbe Chamber
vainly endeavoring to justify an unjustifiable course, the liuih was out, His wisdom of the past bad beeu the wisdom
of looking wise—and saying uolhing.
Having proved a trailer to his party and
district, the Government certainly does
not want Mr, Uiggins, Not* will the Opposition lake him up, much as he would
like them loo. Hence, so long ns he re-
mains IJ. P. lilgglns, M. P. P., tbe member from U qulmalt will henceforth owe
allegiance only to ihe party holding its
caucuses ui ti-.-i Mr. Higgiiis1 hat—and
ihal appears to be the party tb.it he has
served most zealously during his entire
public career
Aside from the speeches of the Ministers—which were remarkable for courtesy aud temperate tone In contradistinction to the Opposition catch-vote orations—the address ol Mr, U. P. Ritheton
the Budget was perhaps the best ol tbe
session. It was common sense and business like Erom beginning lo end. Itwas
earnest, practical, convincing, and the
Opposition could not get nway from it.
Asa commercial leader, Mr. Rithet had
studied the Government policy in its Application to the development of trade.
He finds it is the only policy thai progressive business meu would adopt il lhe
interests ;it stake were personal. That Is
why he is found supporting Premier Turner and his Ministry.
General regret is expressed through
the coast cities at the failure of the Yukon railway bill in the Dominion senate,
nnd il is hoped that some arrangement
may yet be consummated between lhe
Pcderal and Proviueinl governments tbat
will assure the early construction of lhe
desired road.
Ii is not often in parliamentary experience lhat a member is found opposing
necessary and justifiable expenditures iu
hi-, ow 11 district, yet this was exactly the
position taken by Mr. Sword when heob-
Jecled too Stipeudary Magistrate at Chilliwack, The distance of this agricultural center from lhe nearest other magistrate was explained by tbe Attorney General, and Mr. Sword permitted the item
to pass without further opposition.
.serial porreSaiondenee.)
britisb Columbia's capital is today discussing the culmination of a domestic
of briti h Columbia and Canada fir ibe   tragedy as n result of which Martha Wolf.
kludly and generous greetings accorded
ii^> entrance iu Ihe journalistic field.
Manager Quatn, ol tbe Telephone company, spent Sunday and Monday iu the
"futuregreat."   Mr   Oiuin is very well
pleased with the amount of business the
line is receiving, and states thai it is exceeding his anticipations.
Craubrook can well afford to let jealous
neighbors derive all possible comfort
from ill natured remarks and false statements made by Ihem in connection with
this place, ller's is tlie assured prosperity, and she can afford to be generous.
The .Movie City Lender is the name of
the new paper issued Saturday last in our
neighboring town, and u very creditable
sheet ii is, considering tiie obstacles encountered in getting its plant iu and inaugurating lhe enterprise. I). R. Young
is proprietor and F, j. Smith editor.
Attention is called lo the advertisement
of J. If. McMullin in another column,
Mr. McMullin is the proprietor of the
Divisional Headquarters Livery and Peed
stables, is a business man, and v.ill attend strictly to butiness. Mr. McMullin
has also established a wood yard in Craubrook.
A number of fnr-seelug yonng men nre
land-hunliug in this vicinity. There isn
consiberable amount of good laud to be
had iu ihe neighborhood of Craubrook,
and those who have the right and with
it lhe patience and iudu uy lo avail
themselves of the opportunity, will realize n handsome thiug iu the future by
laking land and Improving it.
The Hickai.1i acknowledges the receipt of a copy of "A Provincial Platform, Suggested by Dr. Hugh Watt, ex-
Member lor Cariboo." it is unaccompanied by nny statement as to whether Dr.
Wall is going to stand fur this riding ut
the coming election, us has been slated
at various times,, or offe s his platform
simply as the views *-f *. .vuttby citizau
end ex-member of the legislature,
Conway & Daniels hive disposed of
their livery business tu .Mr. McMullin,
Uy from Ualfour. Last Friday il
commenced to rain, the grass instantly
began lo "green," and how could the
feet of old prospectors be restrained from
itching? So it is not to be wondered at
that John and Hilly will soon take to the
hills and seek there for 1 ellow nuggets
in the gravel, or true fissures iu tlie
s a visitor to Fort
11 way
Engineer Pratt wi
Steele Monday.
The Cranbrook Lumbar Cooipany has
an extensive contract for ties for the C,
P. R.
Engineer Caddy arrived here last week
nud today, wilh three assistants, began
work on tlie right of way west of here.
A lnrge crowd of Sons of Sunny Italy
passed through here Friday night, convoyed by Mr. Mon roe, of Wardner. They
nmp west of
Mr. KelHe was another member who
developed original methods dining the
passage of ihe estimates. He does not
wnnl the struggling settlements—where
if forced to depend altogether upon his
practice n physician Mould starve to
denlb—to hive doctors at all. Hence he
opposes nny grants to medical practitioners in distant settlements Tlie purpose
of the government thos to encourage settlement appears to meet the approval of
the people if not Mr. Kellie.
What will it be Hke—this Redistribution bill?   This is now tbe nil-important
, East Kootenny's mines remain in lhe. qticstiun.   A very short time now will
Tho Protuutlui'd Manlfooto ; hands of Canadians.   H is gratifying io  tt„8Wor it, for the measure will be before
^Iaurui, Spain, April 15.—Don Car-, kuon'- however, thai Fast Koolcnay has I the parliamentarians possibly before the
f lhe present week.    Of course U
los II., the Spanish Pretender, hns issued , « mi"e thot will command u sale price of
a manifesto notifying the Spanish gov-' fe-aoo.noo. it is 11 still greater pleasure
eminent and people that in event of the ' ' ■<limv ,liat ,lu-1- are others which will
failure of the .Spanish government to de- ,'!i0 comma lid in the near future nppiox-
clare war against ibe United States, thus "n'ely, if not quite, iu large a price.
preventing further humiliation of the ' '*'' ll *8 especially satisfactory to know
Spanish nation, he will marshal his atl-1Ll' u ■•-* *-•' lllCHI aiL' within a few miles ' stble lo fnu
liferents, decline himself king, overthrow ' '   Crnnbn ik, and that other promising ( 	
the government mid enforce his alleged  properties are almost within sight of this I   Don't forget that Tin
right to the throne of Spain. ,,,„,.,,, | ^ lutae5pUonf|i
will not meet with the approval of all,
but this much may be said for it ill advance ilmt it has been given the most
careful and iutclligenteousideralion, and
is as fair nnd just a measure as it is pos-
were   destined   for son!
here, they knew not which oil'
selves, tbey stated.
A gang of Italians employed by Contractor O'Leary struck recently for a raise
of 2;, cents a day. They had been getting Jr.65 a dny, while the men under
the other contractors were receiving $2.
Their demands were granted.
John Conway accompanied Freighter
Davis to McBeth's camp, between Moyie
City and the tunnel, to help him through
with n heavy load. John says all is activity in lhe camp, a large force of men
being there employed nnd very well fed.
Col. linker slates that arrangements
had been innde by the Government for
lhe building of 400 miles of railway from
Vancouver to Boundary Creek. He
claims to have a guarantee from a railway company to build it and iufets that
11 bonus of $4,000 a mile will be granted.
Dispatches from Letbbrhlge say that
the first fatal accident iu lhat vicinity in
connection with lhe Crow's Nest Pass
railway construction occurred near that
place 011 the afternoon of the 71b list,
when a portion of a new bridge near St,
Mary's liver fell, or wns blown down, and
with it eight men, one of whom, named
Ferguson, from Renfrew, Ontario, wns
killed and the others seriously Injured,
The men fell nbout 60 feet, livery delivery wagon in lown was converted into
au ambulance for conveying the unfortunate to lhe hospital. Later advices are
that death has claimed another victim.
a girl iu tier twentieth year, stands
charged with the murder of Mrs, Charles
Marsden, The ease is remarkable in
mnny ways—In fact it would be hard lo
parallel it in the criminal history of any
COUUtry, Charles Marsden, lhe dead
Woman's husband, it is alleged, has been
on terms of undue intimacy with Martha
Wolf during some lime past, and Iinally
took her to Ids home to live, ostensibly
as a boarder. Mrs. Marsden objected,
but her husband ruled that the girl should
stay About a week ago Mrs. Marsden
taxed the objectionable boarder with
having stolen her husband's love, und in
return the young woman hurled the
lighted lamp al the unfortunate wife, it
exploding and setting her clothing on
fire. Ilefoie attending io herself she extinguished the flames that threatened
her baby's cot, and then endeavored to
enter the bathroom in which the water
was running. Martha Wolf burred the
way and refused to ussisl in putting out
the lire. Mrs. Marsden then ran inlo
the yard ami endeavored by lolling on
tlie ground to save herself, the girl,
meanwhile, standing at the door unmoved, and witching her victim burn to
death, before neighbors reached the
Scene .Mrs. Marsden had beeu so badly
injured lhat ber death resulted Sunday
Advices from the Nana river country
are to the effect lhat ihe Grider parly of
sixty, from Stockton, Cal,, are stranded
011 the tiail from the canyon to Hazlelou,
and in danger of starving iu the wilderness. Grider bad contracted fur a bonus
of $75 from each man lo lend them lo
placer grouuds in the Oiuenica yielding
fioo per day. He claimed lo know the
country ''like 11 book," and when organizing the parly exhibited nuggets which
be said lie bad found iu this new treasure land. H now devclopa that be had
never before been in the district and had
bought lhe HUggetS from various prospectors for the purpose of strengthening
Ids swindling story. His dupes threaten
to lynch him, nnd lio one will blame
them greatly if ihey do.
Third Officer Tilton, of lhe ice-bound
whaling steamer Belvadere, passed thro'
Nanaimo recently, 0:1 bis way io Washington to solicit slate aid for the itnpris-
ed fleet, of which his vessel is one.
Tbe journey he is now completing has
occupied five months and twenty-two
lays, and is one of the most adventurous
in history, Tilton, lo save his comrades
from starvation, baying crossed the ice
from Cape-Barrow to tbe mouth of ihe
Mackenzie, passed up that river, over
the Reindeer hills, ami up the Yukon-
all In the heart of an Arctic night, aud
accompanied ouly by a native guide.
The whalers are now living en rank fish
and doguieat, mixed with blubber, and
when Tilton started was almost at the
end of their resources. The U. S. S.
Hear, which had been dispatched with
relief, has got no farther than Dutch
March was the greatest month for business that the city of Victoria ever knew.
The customs collections for the month
totalled $172,1 So .oo, of which fi 10,122.68
was duty receipts alone; $53,79000 was
taken iu as ihe price of Dominion free
miners' licenses.
Owing to lhe taugle in lhe affairs of
the Canadian-Australian steamship line
owners, James Huddarl & Co., it is altogether probable that the C. P. R, will
shortly place their own vessels on the
run from Vancouvci to Sydney via Honolulu, Suva and Wellington, N. /.. The
Tartar and lhe Atl.uiiau would be the
vessels utilized.
Of lhe hundreds of miners now passing
north, fully nine-tenths aie Bald lobe
finding their way to the big Salmon
country, which is thought to equal tbe
Klondike in gold, u possibility.
News Items  From the East and
West Therein Gathered t,     „     , r ..„„  ^
Rosslaud has n new ball for its lire   TI|C  ilaildSOllle Structure W ill  SlIOII Bi
brl'*ad'*- Ready for Occupation.
Uossland has been declared a tort of(
entry for customs, with 11   K. .McDonald 1
The roof nt lhe Rossland skating rink |	
recently   collapsed, fortunately injuring
no one, the skaters having departed.
A school of mines has been instituted
iu Rossland under favorable conditions,
lt should receive all possible encourage-
uie nt.
The British Columbia News sees a sufficient business improvement in the Kaslo district to justify editorial comment
011 lhe same.
Kootenay lake is to have 11 fine new
passenger and freight steamboat, about
lhe size of the Rosslaud. to do business
principally between Nelson aud Kuskanook.
The Whitewater mine, in the Slocan
country, recently sold for a large sum,
in closing up its business declared a dividend of ubout $40,006, or a total of
Advices to dale so far received from
parties attempting to reach the Klondike
via the Edmunton route contain nothing
but stories of hardship, failure, and in
some cases, death. The route ia a failure.
Tlie I.edge says "New Denverites nre
suffering ihe lortureof having to blacken
Iheir own boots three times a day. ll
might be cheaper and less laborious to
have the streets sprinkled lo keep the
dust down."
(',. It, Wright, pioneer citizen and
"l-'atberof Ailiswortll," may have crossed the "Great Divide" ere this, as at
last accounts he wns rapidly declining
from a shock resembling paralysis. Ik-
is 65 years old.
The International Navigation company
of Kaslo have under construction several
large ear barges capable ot carrying |j
curs. They will be used by the Nelson
ami Dedlillgton Io ferry their cars fiom
Kuskanook to Kaslo and vice versa.
In closing men lion of a daiice given
at Pilot Hay recently, the Kuskanook
Searchlight says: "They all speak highly
of the hospitality of the people of Pilot
Hay, who received them wilh Open arm;,
especially llie lad es who outnumber the
men by ten to one—in fact it is almost
au Adamless edeu."
J. H. McArthur, president of the Rowland Hoard of Trade, offers three cash
prizes for essays on "bow may ihe smelting industry of British Columbia be most
beneficially built up in Canada without
prejudicially affecting the interests of the
mine owners," An enterprising aad
wise proposition, that.
Rossland is endeavoring to have the
Crows Nest Pass road route clunged so
as to run southwest from Kuskanook to
Trail, claiming thai the proposed change
would furnish a largely increased tonnage, and at least divide the business of
the Nelson and Fort Sheppard railway.
The Blue Hell mine, on lhe east shore
of Kootenay lake, is the oldest tand so
far least profitable) mine in British Columbia, its discovery dating from iSjj.
Tbe ore body is immense and many hundreds of thousands of dollars have been
spent in building roads, steamers, a
smelter, and developing.
Ktiikanook Searchlight: Contractor
Murdock passed through here last week
with seventy-five young Canadians from
Renfrew, Out., to work on the contract
20 miles this side of Moyie City, It w.s
evidently their fust trip from bom-., as
they were about as homesick a lot of
boys as it hns been our misfortune to see.
They bad trunks, bandboxes, hard half,
photographs of iheir sweethearts and I
Canary birds. When ihey got off the j
boat at (Joat river some of tbe weaker I
ones fairly broke down aud wept, It is I
needless to say that most of llum will 1
lake the first train as soon as ihey g-
the price, back to the farms ol their de.
old Ontario.
And OonvenlenoeB  for   Mending
.Broken Bones nnd Heal*
luy the Sick.
The Mounted Police Capture an
Illicit " Still" on Goat River.
The mounted police, under Sergeant
Macleod made au important arrest last
Friday. While stopping at a wayside
place Private T. 1-.. Anger, himself a
frenchman, overheard a conversation in
that language. Saying nothing, but taking it all in until all had been told, be
Informed lhe sergeant, and the principal
talker, one Le Chasseur,wasarresled and
afler a short search the "still" was discovered, with kettle, pipes, etc., quite
complete.   Also n pailful of mash or
It Will Be for the War Eagle and
of Canadian Manufacture.
The following, from the Vancouver
World, Is especially gratifying as denoting the progress and importance of ihe
West Kootenay mining interests; especially is il more to to ihe people of tins
portion of Hiitish Columbia when u is
remembered that at the same period of
development the results were inferior to
those obtained by several of Kast Koole-
nay's mines.    The World says;
The War Ragle .Mining ami In vestment
company huve closed their contracts for
new uiiiehineiy for the War Uagle mine.
Tne compressors, hoists, etc.. w.,1 be operated by electric , ower, the War L\a.
On the banks of the rapid St. Mary's
river, six miles from Cranbrook, in a
beautiful, tunny Bpot, sheltered on every side from chillin,* blasts by hi.Is aud
mountains, yet not ro mm «o as to prevent   in   any degree  I; -netration  of
light and heat from the „ each day, is
situated the St. Eugene hi pita), at the
Indian mission of the same uame,
For many years a primitive structure
has answered all demands and purposes
for a hospital iu thi:—until quite recently—very remote country, nnd durlug
that time its principal occupants have
been Indian patients with au occarionai
miner, prospector or freighter to vary
the monotony.
With the advent of a boom, supplemented by the construction of a great
railway iu process, however, the demand
for a hospital ol increased capacity and
with mod ni appliances and conveniences not onl) for caring for those troubled
with the common ailments ol maukiud,
but for the maimed aud iojured by modern surgical operations, became quite
pressing, aud Pather Coccola soon devised ways and means for the erection of
such a * lact—j h- spUal, when com plet-
The st*n.*ti*rc is cf attractive design
and archt ecture, the main building two
and one-half stories in height, and 45x60
feet iu dimensions, with an "1," i"-\;(i
feet, twoalorlei high. Two cellars, tax
30 feet and 12x16 feet respectively, built
of stone underlie tbe building, and a
stone foundation or walls a:e jet to be
built The nhole building is laihcd and
plastered, Mill Le heate through ui by
furnace01 steam, and supplied with every
comfort and convenience tending to promote the speedj recovery of all who may
become patients.
The first floor of the building consists
of a kitchen snd a pantry 18x26 leet. a
dumb waiter lead:*)" thence to the second flo?r; a diniog-ioom for lhe Sisters
adj )ios Ibe kitchen, and is separate from
the main dining room. In lhe front are
two cosy parlors separated by a large hall,
two sn.M1. wards and a commodious bath
room; nlso the drug-room and the operating 100m, the latter bt-ug ample in dimensions and very well lighted by many
The second story consists of five pri->
va*e room? for pal*tn'.;, 12x15 feet; one
large ward, 20x30 feet; chapel-room with
p*ivate room adj lining, and one bathroom; the Sisierj,' dormitory is also ou
this floor.
The third story consists of one large
room, 5it^o, which is held in reserve as
an extra ward-room should necessity at
any time require it.
Verandas or porches, where convalescents may take a sun-bath or sit in the
shade when no', able or desiring to exer-
c.^e abont the grounds, arc-also a feature.
Il is hardly necessary to state that St.
Eugene's hospital furnishes pn Ideal place
to go to for treatment end restoration
to health; net only is it quiet and secluded, bu: it is not too much so; the
discordant noises of ih-.- city, ofien so irritating to the ill,are absent, yet therein
tnougb of life around to furnish some variety fur the patient. The (in season)
green fields near by, the picturesque
snow-capped mount ins not ;ar distant,
and the singing of wild birds all around
make one ihiuk iha: if ht has got to be
skk or maimed that be would like lo be
;-ii mm te of *-j:. Eugene's until restored
to health.
Be Diverted From North
Fork of QucsenGlie.
Seven miles southeast of the town of
Quesenclle Forks is rani,d on one tf the
most gigantic placer mining operations
lvci attempted on the coast. It ii bt a
point where ihe great Quesenelle lake
t-mpiles its 0 vet flowing waiers into ihe
South Foik tf the Qucsenelle river.
There ihe Golden River QucsentlleCi m-
patty, limited, of IfOndon, England, wiih
hcapital of$1,750,000, of which f.; 0000
is paid iiji, has sei ured the nght 10 mine
the South Fork of the Que»enelle r|\cr
from where it joii'h Ibe North 1-oik. or
fi r tevt 11 mi lea of channel.
This company has employ) d from 400
10500m n on exiara.iiig an   immense
w. s e ■>■ eir, intended to divert the waters
from their natural outlet, with the ut-
Severely Injured.
Last Thursday a number'of Indians
were engaged in rounding up horses on ' wait.   *l wos learned that about 40 gal
the St. Mary's, when one of the cayuses \ -,)ns °f a Vir>" Vl-y product had been dis-
bucked and finally jammed his rider—Is-   tilled aud sold.   LcChasscur wns t'ken
adore—against a tree, injuring him so so- j l° Goat River Landing, placed oil exam-
verely that his companions were obliged inalion and denied vehemently knowing I "ill be developed within the next twin improvise a Bttelcher with blankets anything about the business; wheti An- yeais. The motor operating the hoist is
and poles and carry him to the Mission, gel" was placed on the witmss stand and | w,ial Si known as the Canadian general
It was thought that his hip was broken, l.e Chasseur sec he had convicted himself t electric induction type, and hasarapac-
but advices from the hospital to Tin:! by talking loo much in the presence of i ity of 300 horse power. Il is directly
llKit-u.D Sunday were to the effect that ■ a Frenchman, he broke down and con. I connected without belting to ihe hoist.
Isadora is now able lo he getting about ■ feesed all,   Mote arrests may follow.
with the aid of crutches, his injuries not \ 	
being nearly so seven-as believed. | II1 tnc Hospital.
  1    For the wed; ending Sunday, April 17,
G.   H.   MINER j the following patients were admitted to
Will have iu stock In a few day a oil kinds  the St. Eugene hospital:
of building hardware, including glass, ■   John Marsh, Ugau'scamp,
building paper, nails aud a full stock ol '    Edward Armstrong, McCarty'i camp,
paints and nils, 111 fact everything kepi'     No patients discharged since lhe las
in a first class hardware store, report.
company being the first in the Kootetiay essary gates, mue in number, each 12 1 3
district to take advantage of cheap and ' feel wide in the 'dear, wilh a lift of ly
abundant electric power, rendered avail* feet in extreme fl tod of water. The dam,
able by tbe installation of ihe plautof the iace»ay and gates being completed,
lhe Wesl Kootenay Power company. The is thrown across ihe liver with a curve,
machinery purchased includes a 40-driII one end against ihe bulkhead, ihe other
compressor, operated hy a4oo-horsepow-flgslnst the lock) left hand bank, the
er Canadian General Electric Company 1 river at this poiut being about 400 feet
synchronous motor.    The hoisting ma* j wide
chiuery comprises the largest electric This dam Is intended to hold back the
mining hoist so far undertaken in the waters of Quewnelle lake, which cover
world, being intended lo operate n don- an area of over 140 i-quare miles. 'Ibe
ble compartment shaft to the 2,700 foot | w:ilt.r j„ the lake lias men every season
level, to which it is expecti d the mine j before the dam was put in from eit hi to
.. ;n-„ .1 1..,,,..)  ...,,1,...   .1 ,  I ... . 	
The fact that the War Es
has adopted electric power for (hi
atioii of tbtb new   machinery 111
taken os a recognition on iheir part of
mod important financial  interenl con
uu tid with u.ii ing in Koo enay district,
of the Important advantages to the uiiu-
ing industry, which are to be expected
the 1.
be it
win 1.
.Ut ve low water mark, while
wct-t s'age ibe water in the ifver is
*u lo eight feet deep. Itc-me sily
11 whnt a gigantic piece <,f work
nnpaiiy has undertaken, lt is es-
.d litis work has cost about f^OO,*
Tins (.onij nny is now prcpnrii g to
up the bed nf the river. This work
e watched wilh much ltitcr<-sl,
Legnl  Notices.
Readers will please bear in mind lhat
Tiik Hkramj tint the lame rights lo legal advertising accorded to other cews»
( papers of ihe country, and when having
expected .anything In that <*r any other line of
t< from the starting up »f the plant ol lbe!«rinitnx or advertising, thcli patronage
West Koolcnay I'ower company, is respectfully (olh i'.ul, THE CRANBROOK  HERALD.
HERALD PUBLISHING CO.. : : Proprietors.
Invariably in odvanc :
|2 no
1 uo
of 10 knots, tier engines uud bullets
are provided hy coal, ami her armament
consists of one 15 Incti pneumatic dynamite gnu, one I Inch quick Bring gun,
three 0 Inch quick tiring guns, eight I)
pounders, ten 1-pounders and four
Howell torpedo tubes.
A First-class Jub Printing Establishment
lu connection with tin1 business   Sam
nlM Hho.vu.  AbIc for prices
Washington, 1> C. April 11: The
president's message was sent to congress al 19 o'clock, noon, and at 1:30
reported to the foreign relation commit lee. The senate foreign relation
commlllce considered president's mes
snge hut adjourned without reaching
any coticluM >n, having delcrmlned to
hold their decision for the arrival of
(ieneral I.-e, wbo had landed at Tampa,
Pla., and started for Washington,
The Message.
The president's message says:   "Elements of danger anil  disorder already
pointed  out  have been strikingly illustrated by   a tragic event,  which has
deeply and justly moved  the American
people.    1 have already   transmitted to
congress the report of the naval court
of Inquiry ou the destruction of the battle ship Maine, in the harbor of Havana, during the night of February  15,
The den mi* tion of that noble vessel haa
tilled national hearts with inexplicable
horror.    Two hundred and eighty-eight
brave sailors and mariners, two ofllcirs
In our navy, reposing in  fancied security of  a   friendly   harbor,   have   beei
hurled to death, grief and w-.ni brought
to their homes and sorrow  to the nation.    The   naval   court   of   lupiliy,
which, It Is needless to say, commands
the unijiialltled confidence of our government, was unanimous In Its exclusion that the destruction of the Maine
was caused by an exterior explosion,
that of a submarine mine.    It did  not
assume   to   place   the   responsibility.
Tnal remabn. to be tlxcd.    In any event
llie  destiuctlon   of the Maine by what
ever cause, Is a patent and   impressive
proof of the  state  of   things   in (Juba
that is Intolerable.   That condition I
thus shown to be such that the Spanish
government cannot assure safety and
security to  a vessel   of the   American
navy In the  harbor of Havana,   on a
mission of peac,:, and  rightfully there
Farther refenlng lu  Ihls connection to
recent diplomatic correspondet.ee a dispatch from our minister to Spain of the
bith ult, containing the statement that
Spanish minister of foreign affairs aimed him posliWely  that Spain will do
all that the highest honor aud  justice
requires In the  matter  of  the   Maine
The reply above referred  to of the 31st
ull,   also  contained   an   expression  of
readiness of Spain to submit to arbltra
tion all the differences which can arise
In this matter, which Is subsequently
explained by the note  of lhe Spanish
minister at Washington of the Huh ult,
as follows:   "As lo the question of the
fact which sprirgt from the diversified
views between the report of the American and Spanish boards, Spain proposes
that the facts be ascertained by an impartial Investigation by experts, which
t'eclslon Spain  accepts In advance.   To
this I have made no reply.    I.ingtiial
has proved that lhe object for which
Spain has waged war cannot be attained.   The tire of Insurrection may llame
nr may smolder wilh  varying seasons,
but ll has not oeen,  and lt Is plain that
It cannot be extinguished by the present methods.   The ouly hope of relief
aid repose from a condition which cannot longer be endured Is the enforced
pacification of Cuba.   In the name of
humanity, In the name of civilization,
and In behalf of endangered  American
Interests which gives us the right and
duty to speak and to act, the  war lu
Cuba must stop.   Iu view of these facia
and these considerations I ask congress
to authorize and to empower the president to  take measures to secure a full
termination of hostilities between the
government of .Spain and the people ef
Cuba, and to secure  In the Island the
establishment of a stable government
capable of maintaining order and observing Its International obligations in
securing   peace   and   tranquility,   and
security of Its clil/jnj as  well as our
own, and lo uie the military and naval
forces ot thn Uuitcd States as may he
necessary for the purpose.
Preparing far Action.
Newport -News,   Va..   .\prll 13:    Tbe
flying squadron, in command tf Uom-
modor Schley, left Old Point Comfort
at 3:30 this afternoon under sealed orders.
Buys Two Atlantic Liners.
shlngton, April 13:    The navy ■
pa i tin,-ni dipaitmetit has decided lo
buy the nans-.VIantic sleamers St
Paul and Si. Louis, one of which Cap*
tain Slgsbee will be assigned lo command.
Congress brunts Power tu President.
Washington, April 13: A majority cf
the house committee agreed to the following joint resolutions:
Resolved, Tbat the president ii hereby anther /.ed and directed to Intervene
atonceioMop war In Cuba with the
purpose of securing peimanent peace
uud order there, and thus establishing
b    free action of  the people a stable ' contracts north of  Wardner early next
1-riipoficJ CrOWS Nest Itriuuli.
Kaslo Kiu-tei aiji;: Dining the visit
of the i) P. it ctltelals to Rossland
Monday several members of the local
board of trade called upon them and
talked over the proposed plan of a Ircal
branch of the C. P. R, being extended
throne h the Yinlr mining district,
which now gives promise of being In
ihe very near future one of the leading
and richest mining scclions In the province, says the Trail Creek News.
The line, as proposed at pre-cnt, Is to
begin at Koskotioolr, the new town at
the foot of Kootenay lake, and the present terminus of the C. P. It. extension
of the Crows Nest Pass line; to run up
Summit creek to near its headwaters
where there are a scries cf natural
park*; cross over these and thence go
down Sheep creek io the mam Salmon
to Salino; thence tip ihe North Fork ol
ihe Salmon a few miles and across to
Champion creek, aud down Champion
crecli to the Culumbii river at a point
about half way between Trail and Hobson.
The pass between Summit and Sheep
creek Is said to be one of lhe lowest lu
the range, and the entire route as outlined li considered to be thoroughly
feasible and could be built wb.li comparatively Utile expense as compared -villi
the original survey from Kuslionook, up
the take aud down to Nelson, and on to
Kill-sou. Besides it would tap a rich
aud thickly populated mining district,
which the other line would not touch
at all. The original line would leave
the company lu direct competition wiiii
an all water route between Nelson and
all points on the lake. The proposed
line would it-itucellie distance of actual
construction of road bed about one-
The Itossland boaid of trade has requested tbe Trail board to join with
them In their efforts to have this Hue
constructed as soon as possible, as
Trail will be equally beuefltieJ by its
Tlie C. P. R. Purchases a lloat.
Kaslo Kooicnalan: Representatives
of the C. P. U. recently closed a deal
with Messrs. Elliott & Campbell whereby tlie company becomes the owners of
the large tug now being constructed at
llogustown near Nelson. Yesteiday
John Cray, chief engineer of the Nelson, who was detailed for the work, began putting In her machinery. When
completed she will be the largest and
handsomest tug on the lake. It Is the
Intention of the company to use her for
towing the ferry transfers from Ku-ko-
nook to Nelson when the Crows Nest
Pass Is completed to the lake. Meantime she will be put to general me on
C. P. It   work.
lion.    'Ihls   pan of  lln-   work   Is   now
completed ond tralos will be running
between the two towns In a few days.
.1. It Turnbutl had a serious time at
Kuan's camp on his return east. lie
got a balky horse there and was thrown
off and slightly Injured. Ile then cou-
eluded to try a team again, and j-.ist as
he started the horses became frightened
and ran away, breaking up lhe baggy
and leaving .Mr. Turnbutl iu u somewhat dilapi iated condition.
A Deal Uu fur llie North Star.
Spokane Ctiionlcle: One of llie I; rg-
est mining deals of the year Is reported
tobe in progress of negotiation a Fort
Steele In the I.ist Kootenay district
A large English syndicate backed by the
it ithsobllds, is negotiating for the purchase of the famous Nortl S ar mine en
a basis ol 83 000,030,   O.te of tha piln-
clpal owners Of the mine, D D, Mann,
has been given the authority lo sell by
ihe oilier owners, and la Is reported
Hut negotlatljns are progressing fav
Tbe North Star Is one of the oldest
locations In the F.nt Steele district and
there are millions of dollars worth of
ore in sight. It has b en under devci-
o[ mant f ir o number of years and only
ih,! ljcIe of adequate transportation
facilities has prevented the properly
fro-n taking a foremost rank among the
silver mines Of tbe world.
Miiii.i;: Near Kuskmiook.
Nelson Trlbunt! O. Graham and J
M. Mcpiice own a gricup of claims about
one and one-half miles from Kusltonook,
called the List Chance. They were located bnt a st.o-t lime ago, since when
100 feet of tunneling has been done.
The group Is a ga'ena proposition, aud
a tesi shipment io ihu Nelson smeltei
gave .i."J ounces sl.var and in per cert
lead. Picked sum pies go over 100
ounces silver and Sf> to $10 in gold.
Oro Is now being packed to Kuskouooii
forshlpment lo Nelson, A large sum
of money has been i (tared and refused
for the group.
Artistic Job Work***fe«
::::: 01 Every Description at :::::
^^The Herald Office
Iliiir Rigid!
and Responsibilities Under the
Laws ui Britisli Columbia,
. or nny
They w,-rc stan-itn-tln tha sunlight
Of tho summer lime of life;
She was still without a husband,
Ilo wus waiting for a wlfo.
And her choeki were rich and rosy.
And her iiim wen- luscious red,
So he prossed her dimpled fingers
An he tookod al hor and said,
Ai thoy stood thoro In tho hoathor
Where tho road hnd orossed tho nil:
'.May wo not ran' tOKOthor
I'l" tills long, hard hill?"
Sand Creek District.
From IboWiirdiiuHnlemuliniiiil-
Mr. MaBean of ihe Sand Creek district, was In towu ihls week. lie has
several line prospects near where tlie
Dlshop claims are treated which are
showing up in a mon gratifying manner
Mr. McBean has d -voted several years
to tbe S.iml Creek dlsti let, anil saysiba
llils year will show devclopin-nts that
will place It in the front rank among
tlie best districts of the Kootenays,
Mines and Mining.
The Da Li Mar mine, In Nevada,
works lis ore by tiie per cxtde of sodium-cyanide method, saves over 07 fer
cent or lis value, ar.d works all ore containing over 85 a ton. Its mill treats
■till) loos daily, and this one mine pays
abont '.)) per rem of the bullion tax nf
Nevada. The mine Is 100 miles froui a
Prom Vancouver lo (tuiimliiry.
Colonel Baker, provincial secretary,
made a statement in the legislatuie recently that arrangements had been
made by the government for the building of -Mil) miles of railway from Van
couver to Boundary creek. Lie claims
to have a guarantee from a railway
company to build It, and Infers lhat a
bonus of SIDIJI) a mile will be granted,
Railroad Notts.
Prom Hi'1 Wnrdner Intomiilli
Contractor h.gaii has returned from
the east.
The work of laying Steele has ceased
for the present.
men arc coming on the road now
at tbe rate of 100 per day.
There are 3800 men at wotk along the
line for twenty  miles  west of (
Nisi lake.
The heavy roads are making trouble
for the contractors who arc anxious to
gel iu supplies.
Mr. Smith, who has charge of the
boarding cars, Is receiving considerable
praise for the tOlcletit manner In which
he is doing bis work.
t> Method, Oaiaslo,&McDonald, Major
Bowles ai d Mr. Ciss will close tip their
and Independent government of their
own in the Island of Cuba. And tbe
president is hereby an horded and empowered to use the land and navtl
forces of the United States to execute
tbe purpose of thn resolution.
The above resolution passed the
house by a vote of 821 to 20, at 0.25.
Ihmglit n Brazilian War Ship.
New Vork, April lit: A dispatch to
the Herald from Washington bbjs admission Is made at lhe tinv v d,?paitmeiit
that the Brazilian cruiser Nectleroy had
been purclased subject to an itispi cilon
by a naval committee to he appointed
by Minister Br) an. The Ncctleroy,
which Is equipped with a dynamite gun,
will, naval authorities say, be available
for selge prnvldtd she Is lu good condition. She Is a steel vessel of 7. H > Ions.
Her oue screw prnpelln be I ai the rile
The telegraph line will be put up as
far as Wardner as rapidly as the work
can be done. The wire will be stretched
to the trees for temporary use, and telegraph stations will be cs'.ablished
every fifteen miles. The line will be in
operation to Wardner by May I.
W L, McKenz'e relumed from a trip
as far west as Kuskanook last Sunday,
and Is at work again at railroad headquarters, lb; reports good work being
done between Wardner aud Kusltonook,
hut says the tote road is very bad In
places beiween Mojle and K JO ten ay
Between Lethbrldjfo and M.iclcod on
the Crows Nest road within a distance
of sixteen miles, ihcrc are sixteen
bridges. It is here that Mr. II iney has
been at work the past six weeks, giving
his penonal attention to tin* construe-
lie te Nun* Planning for Taking In n Big
l.ol uf Supplies,
Harry (Ireen, who recently returned
from Dawson Olty, in an Interview In
ihe Spokesmau-Uivlew, says:
'Mames P. Wardner his gone Into the
transportation business. IU I-* planning
to laKe advantage of the scarcity of
supplies which Isnexpected to ailse at
Diwson Ciiy during the coming year.
He is securing all the money that he
can gft hold of and with this he Is purchasing such -supplies as arc used in
thai country. H.* cenfl-Jenily expects
to take over -10,010 tons of provisions
in. He has entered Into a transportation arrangement with B-o.iks, lhe
packer f >r the Canadian government,
bv which the Canadian picker agrees
to assist him in getting the Immense
amount of supplies Into the interior.
ilh- in
,-, ii
Por lhe futi
Liko  a fui
Thoro wns s
id began totromblo
ji-s wore full i.r teat
lod thorn on tha roa
yoars; ;
j an:
iii-i mu understand,
- lay before her
tt fairy land.
iiiitiit on tho h'oathor,
Thoro was- music in tho rill,
As thoy went uwuy togethor
Up tho long, hard hill,
rang* oil I of the stillness of the woo
but no answer came,
Suddenly sho stopped, nnd gawdlnl
the gloom with straining cms; Uu
she pressed her Imud to her lionrl.reeh
nnd utmost filiated1. There, not ftoyun
uwuy, stood  Basil 1
It was but for n moment Uml uliei
yielded !«> bn-   can Meting   emultoii
ng her reelings
uud oluBpori lh«
Shi-      I
lyed' it
did- so,
the tm.
huge |»
upon n;
rt'iidv   l
As lhe now m
to her homu*, looking ii!
fflod   foliage,  Bho  pen, in
miller, slretehed, crouo
n extended bough, nppur
o spring,    I'robubh  the I
Othor tiuu
Bnt tholovot
ii» i*.
way wob sunny,
was full of lures,
t hnd come to them
wax tne truo lovo that endures,
Though tho bonny brow Is wrinkled.
Though tlio raven look be gray,
Vet tho road might have boon rougher
Had sbe gono the othor way.
Now the frost Is on tho hoathor
And the snow is on the rill.
And t hey'ro coasting down the short aldo
Of the long, hard lllll,
Cy Wariuan, li* N. Y. Sun.
:| BY C N. BARHAM. |
town of
(lathered From (lie Valleys uf the East
and Went Divisions,
Rossland has forty newsboys,
Ito3sland and Nelson are now customs
The electric lights at New Denver
arc again shining.
The Kootcniys will see wonderful development this year.
Rossland will issue debentures to tbe
amount of 930,000 to carry on public
The ladles nf the Kaslo Catholic
church have paid off the debt of the
chinch by a fair.
B k Htver Grossing win soon b--*- laid
out in town lots by ihe Kootenay Valley
I.ind company.
The journalistic coil'tesles between
the   Kaslo   K u-leualau   nnd   the   Kaslo
News have dropped down lo the frees-
Ing point.
As the Insurance companies doing
business In Nelson have not reduced
their rau*s, it ii now proposed to tax
them S'.'f.o p. r yeir.
Kuskooook expects io have a post-
ollice sometime this month. A. iliyt
will be postmaster, A mall route will
be established east to Wardner and
Port Steele.
Alf. Johnson, charged with seduction,
who was to have beeu tried on the LSth.
at Nelsr-n, j imped his bond In the sum
Kislo   business   men
83000      T
weie on lih bond.
The trial of Doyle, the Knskonook
murderer, occupied just one day, and
lhe jury promptly returned a verdict of
guilty.   When he received his sentence ■ name, but tliere wus no response,
AS SEEN from the sea, the
New Haven, Muss., oppea
bosomed between two hills. These
hills ure not more than five hundred
feet in height; but what thoy lack In
nltitudo ihey make up for in pletur-
esqueness. They present u bold front
of Imp rock, which, combined with the
harbor in the foreground, and a long
line of low hills stretching nwuy to-
want the sky line, constitute n scene of
loveliness which is not easily forgotten.
The whole neighborhood is of historical interest. It was in one of these
two hills—that which is called the West
Hoek—that the celebrated regicides,
tiotlY and Whalllcy, once found refuge.
A cleft In iis rugged sides is known, far
und wide, by the name of the "Judges'
This cave is n mere den, lying between two immense boulders of about
twenty feet perpendicular. One of
these is somewhat conical in shape,
while the other is almost a perfect parallelogram, Between these, at some
remote period, another large stone
would seem to have fallen, and become
tightly wedged, This is all that jnsti-
les the name of a cave. Thu place
must have been a fitter dwelling for the
leurs ami cougars which at that period
infested the enstern states, than for
two famous Englishmen.
On one of the stones, which is covered
with Inscriptions, some visitor has
taken pains to renew the inscription
which, tradition says, the occupants
placed over their retreat. His euthu-
iii must have been brighter than bis
orthography, for he has only succeeded
iu informing posterity thnt "oposltlon
to tyrants is obedience to Cod."
ther one hundred nnd twenty years
ago came Reginald Flanders, an English soldier, who had served in 'the
French and Indian war. It was a solitary situation for such a man to huve
chosen ns n sell lenient; but he knew no
fear, and craved for no companionship,
lie cultivated n patch of the wilderness
which stretched fur nway Inland, and,
as the Indians were quiet, the wild lull-
side seemed lo him, his wife and Basil,
bis eight-year-old son, an earthly paradise.
It was a September morning. The
leaves, beginning to change, shone like
gold in the sun.   Reginald Flanders
had thrown n sack of corn across the
back of his plow-horse and was Inking
a farewell of his wife nnd child, preparatory tn starling for New Haven,
where he proposed to exchange bis
marketable commodity for household
neeesKiiries. Throwing his gun over
liis shoulder—for no prudent man
would then go on n journey without his
tried weapon of defense—he strode
nway, jtiid was almost Immediately lost
to view.
Shortly nfter the (Hspntch of a frugal
breakfast, Basil left the log house and
wandered towards ihe verge of   the
woods.   A small stream came trickling
down toward the sen, nnclibeside It the
Ht tie fellow bulled'. A floating neorn,
the flrst of the season, caught Iii.-* eye,
ami-, with the thoughtlessness of childhood, lie drew It to the bank. Somehow, Hint early fruit of the wilderness
nppenlcd io his roaming Instinct,   He
craved for more, nnd, reasoning that
ihcrc must hi' plenty up stream, perceiving tbnl his inol'licr's eye was not
upon him, he started on his quest,
Tin1 rivulet run through a ravine.
The bunks, composed of rocks, frelted
by storm and tfeeay, rose ulnios-t pcr-
piiiilii-iiliirly on either side. A fow
seaiiercil trees and shrubs sought nourishment from the earth, which had
fallen from nbove. Beyond these, up
llie gorge, Hasil pushed on—whither he
did not know.
The mother soon missed her son, but
nt first, I'lllnldnghe wus in the vicinity,
checked her fears. Tlie hours passed,
und, ns he did nol return, her anxiety
changed to absolute terror. Forsaking
all else, 'Mrs. Flanders hurried to lhe
fields, nnd. with rnpldlfootsteps, traversed the gloomy glades, Search as she
would, s'hc could'dlscover no trace of the
' sing one.   She shouted, called his
work iisclf tufa i
i'? A weal, worn
nsi thesit'ongea
of the New Kng
i she did, tin
.Much obliged,
to he hanged, he said
j liige," and *at down.
The  provincial   government hns set
SBl-le 8U f.00 for roads and  bridges in
At length she came lo the stream.
There, with a cry, half of gladness, half
of dismay, she balled tho child's footprints In the soft, yielding soil. Rhe
saw thai Ihey poinl-cdi upwards io the
Kjsi K mtenay.   It should have been at   gorge, Into which she hnd1 never before
■entured,.   llut u mother's love fours no
mi sequences,  She entered.
least 938.000 for this purpose, |
n tpproprlatlon of M0Q has been
made by the provincial government for
a lockup at ClDat lilvcr.
Fur some time she rushed onward.
had only then observed Unsll, for
upon his mother's iipproacli.il In
ed to attack, lashing its lawny
with iis tail, ns if i
Blnle of greater fur
What was lo be d
nu was powerless u-
and fiercest denize
land woods.
Scarcely knowing wil
poor mollier seized her child ami turned
to fly. As she did so, the panther mnde
its spring.
Owing to the height and lhe distance,
It sprang short, barely touching the
rock upon which the lwo were standing, audi fell backward.
The respite wns but brief. Recovering Itself, tho savage beast returned to
the attack.
Mrs. Flanders clasped Basil closer to
her side, being resolved, in her desperation, that tbe destroyer should' only
reach his life (brough'herself.
She cotlhl not escape by flight, and
had no means of defense. She eould
only wait and pray.
Once more the assailant run ile its attack, this time with a greater mensuru
of success. It struck the edige of the
rock, and managed lo cling to it. Struggling desperately to recover itself, il
slretehed forward until its jaws seemed
but a short yard from It's intended victim.
A't this moment overwrought nature
gave way untfer lhe strain, and she
swooned. As for Hasil, lie had hidden
his face in his mother's gown.
Meanwhile, Reglnnld' Flanders sold
his corn, audi expended the proceeds in
Hour, sugar, n small, prized packet of
tea for his wife, powder and lead, and
other simple necessaries.
Having transacted his business, he
set out on the journey homeward. The
sun rose high iu lhe heavens, uud, anticipating no evil, he suffered the slow-
paced plow-lioi.se lo subside inlo a
There was joy In the calm peaceful-
ness of tho surrounding wilderness.
The birds were merry, the sen gleamed
behind him like glass, the hills rose on
cither side, lie was surrounded by the
pure beauties of nature, and Ihe sweetness of contcutment filled his soul, lie
seemed to dream, and left lhe horso to
wander as it liked.
How it occurred Reginald Flanders
could never tell. To flits surprise, arousing himself frum pleasing reverie, he
found thai Dobbin must 'have taken the
wrong course, for they were on the upper instead of lhe lower sido of the
"West Hock."
This mattered little, excepting that
it made the journey somewhat longer;
for which he was sorry, ns he knew his
wife would be looking out for his coining; only now he must cross lhe stream
high ii]) tn t'hc woods. So, pressing the
faithful oW horse into an apology for a
trot, he pursued his way.
At length ho came to the precipitous
bunk of thu brook, down which wiih
some difficulty he guided his horse.
Pursuing u downward course in the di-
lion of 'his home, he was suddenly
startled by a shrill, weird cry.
it sounded as if it were the voice or
his wife, and yet it was strangely unlike. What was It? What couId.lt portend?
There it rang again. Some one must
be in dire peril.
There was no time for delay. The
mystery must be solved at once. Forward !
The old horse lumbered heavily on,
over rocks and projecting tree-slumps,
but iis best efforts failed to keep puce
with its master's ever-Increasing anxiety.
The erics had erased.   All was once
more us silent  ns nature, oil an early
autumnal day, enn be,   Willi the recurring sileuec the, man's fears became
As he enmo within sigbt of lhe rock*,
he was surprised to perceive an enormous pnniher, junking strenuous endeavors to climb iis slippery sides.
With the Instinct of the hunter nnd
flic coolness of the practiced soldier,
Iteginnld Flanders grasped his rifle,
shook (be priming In his huml, placed a
fresh (lint in the lock, und took a long
nml deliberate aim,  Iiml he known (he
real slate nf affairs, ll ingHll have unnerved'his arm. bul (he knowledge was
happily spared him.
And now the snvnge animal made its
foothold good'. With it snarling pry it
crouched, leaped ami- rolled back, lifeless, Into the strcnm, with lliosctller's
bullet through itsbrain!
Curious lo find out what had been Iho
panther's object, yel nol for a single
moment guessing the (mill, Che marksman set himself lo climb the rock.
Who shall describe lhe mingled.horror nnd thankfulness with which he
perceived lhe unconscious forms of his
loved ones, nnd realized thnt he bud
been providentinlly enabled to snvo
t'hem from an awful fate?
With difficulty the loving husband
won Ills wife nnd boy back to life, and
bore them, pale nod weak, bul safe, to
his cabin.
Thnt evening tbe sun went down into
the wesl with his Inst red1 rays rest ing
upon a family giving Ihnnksfor nu almost miraculous escape from a dreadful
death.—Golden Dnys.
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I hi stood beneath the (taring lights,
11 Im clothes were thin nnd old.
'nit- wind upon thoavonuo
That iiiniit was iilorelng cold;
lie tried to sell his papers,
Hut the people would not buy;
A n, 1 while ti<- shivered on tho stones
a ti-iir stood in hi a eye.
What wil'
yon t
in when y«
m'ro ft mon?"
a strung
it kli
idly said;
Tho boy 11
ant ■■'•■ in."
l tn emtio,
And thei
1 hot
itlOOll In--' li.ml:
1 en n not 1
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IU, sir," ml
id ho,
Ami briu
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Hut ui..tin
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,» alia I101
ies tiuii 1
May  rull
> thla
land !-"iti
0 day." .
a ii'iy fult- ui* m wliosohand
.\ diamond Hoahou Its Unlit
a moment stoppod Iwforo tlio bul
Thai cold aiui stormy tiiKlit;
And in
iin lm
Bho dropped, wltlijusi horswoetost smllo,
Borne bright and shining gold.
" When you're n man what will you do?"
Tbo wonltby lady erlodi
• ru pay you back o hundredfold,"
.The littlo boy ropllodi
" nn,. Httlo mom wo call mir home
Amid tho «iiodow* grayi
Hut mother says sho hopes thnt 1
May rule thb land some day,"
IIen. nth Iho slurry Hm- that lioats
With pride from mn 10 sen
A ragged coat lu "»' diHgraco,
Por here all mon arm (reei
Thu littl..- boy who shivers, in
III!) giirnientii ohl uml poor.
May open, aa the president,
Hume day, tin- wlilie house door.
Wo cannot coat the horoscope
Ot every boy we meet
And Jostle us WO hasten down
Th« over-crowded street;
For a mother's prayers are answered in
A region Tur away;
And hi' who woorfl a rugged coat
.May nil,- our land some day.
—T. C. Harbaugll, In Ohio Farmer.
DY   11. G, WELLS.
"Talking of tho prices of birds, I've
seen mi ostrich that cost £300," said
the taxidermist, recalling tula youth of
travel,   "Threo hundred pounds!"
He looked at me over lib* spectacles.
"I've .seen unot/tier that was refused nt
"No," 'he said, "il wasn't any fancy
points. They wiis just plain ostriches.
a little off color, too—owing to dietary.
Ami there wasn't any particular restriction of tihe demand, either. You'd
have thought five ostriches would have
niiled cheap on nn Kast IniHmnan. Hut
the point was, onoof 'em had swallowed
n diamond.
"The chap It got it off was Sir
Mfthlnt Pndislhah, a tremendous swell
- ii Piccadilly swell, you might soy, up
to the neck of htm, and thon nn ugly
black head and n whooping turban, witli
tliis diamond in it. The blessed bin!
pecked suddenly and had it, and when
the chap made it» fuss it realized it luid
dono wrong, I suppose, .and went ami
mixed itself with the others to preserve
its incog. It> all hnppencd in a minute,
I was among Uie first 1o arrive, nnd
there was this lirtilhen going over bis
gods, nnd two Bailors nnd lhe man who
.had eluirge of the birilw laughing fit
to split. It wasto. rummy wny of lowing
a jewel, come to think of it. The man
l*i charge hadn't boon about jnst at the
moment, so til-tut he didn't know which
bird it was.   Clean lost, yon see.    I
didn't feel half Barry, to tell you tlw
truth. Tlw beggar had been swaggering over his blessed dliannond ever since
be oaine aboard,
"A thing like that goes from stem to
fiteru of a ship in no time.   Everyone
was talking about it.   PadHthah went
below to llldo bis feelings.   At dinner
he pigged nt a tableb}' himself, him ami
two other Hindoos—the captain kind
of jeered nt him about it, and he got
very excited. He turned round nnd
talked into my car. He would not Inutile birds; be would have his diamond,
lie demanded hlsrlghtsasn Ilrlllsh subject, His diamond nni.st.be found. Ile
whs firm upon thai, lie. would appeal
io ibe bouse of lords. The man in
charge of tlio birds was one of those
wooden-bonded chapa you can't gotn
IHW idea, iuto nnvwny. Ile refused lUl)*
proposal to interfere with the birds
by way of medicine. Ills Instructions
wero lo feed them i-o-and-sii and treat
them son ml so, nud it WIIS as much
ns his place WUS worth nol to food Mieui
BO-AMl-m   and   (rent   them  SOMUl-flO.
Piultahnh bad wanted a stomach pump
though you can't do Hint to a blnl,
you know. Thlx Padbdmh was mil of
innl law, like most of thoso blessed Bengalis, and talked of having a lion on tho
birds, and so forth, ltut an old boy,
who snid Ills son wiimi Loudon barrister,
argued thai what a bird swallowed bo-
cnuie ipso facto part of the bin), nml
(lull 1'adiHlui.h'a only remedy lay in
1111 actum for damages, nml oven then
it might be poonlblu to aliow contributory nogllgoiico, Ilo hadn't any right
of uny about an ostrich thnt, didn't
Itching to him, That upict PntllshtUi
extremely, tho moro ho as most ol us
setl an opinion tlmt tlmt wns the
altle view, Thoro wasn't anv law -
yor nboard to bcUIo tho mattor, so wo
all talked protly free. At. last, after
Aden, it appear* that ho camo round to
llie general opinion, nud went privately
Io llie limn in charge and made an oiler
for all five ostrlaliOB.
"Tlio next, morning there was 11 fine
Bhllldy al breakfast. The man hadn't
nny nuthority to deal with the birds,
and nothing ou earth would induce, him
to se.ll; but It seems ho told Padishah
thut 11 Eurasian named Potter had already made bim an offer, nnd on that
Padishah denounced Potter before us
nil.  Uul l think tho most of u» thought
it rather smart of Potter, nnd 1 know
that wben Potter snid that he'd wired
at Aden to London to buy the birds,
nnd would have an answer at Suez, t
cursed pretty richly at a lost opportunity,
"At Suez, Padishah gave way to tears
—actual wot tears—whea Potter boonine
the owner of tho birds, and ottered him
HfiO right off for the five, being mon'
than 200 per cent, on what Potter hod
given. Putter said he'd be. hanged if
he parted with a feather of them—that
lm meant to kill tJiem off 01111 by ono
ami Hud the diamond; but afterwards,
thinking it over, he relented' a little.
He was a gambling bound, was this
Potter, n little queer at cards, and tliis
kind of prize-packel business must havo
suited him down to Uie ground. Anyhow, he offered, for a larlt. to sell the
birds separately to separate peoplo by
auotlon at a starting price of CSOforu
bird,     Hut   one  of   them, tue suid, lie
meant to keep for luck,
"Vou must tiiulerstnnd this diamond
WHS 11 valuable one    a little Jew* chap.
ii diamond merchant, who wns wit.h us,
bad put It at three nr Tour thousand
wlicu Padlshub hud shown it. to him -
and this idea of an ostrich gamble
caught, on. Now it hup-iencd Unit I'd
beet,   having   a   few   talks oil general
subjects w Ith tho man who looked after
thoso ostriches, and quite Incidentally
he'd said oue uf the birds was ailing,
ami be fancied it. bad indigestion. It
bud .me fcttthcr in its tall almost all
while, by which I knew it, uml mi when,
next day, Uie auction started with it,
I cap-ied Padishah's H5 by 00, 1 fancy I
Wins ii bit too sure ami eager with my
bid, and some of the ol hers spotted Uie
foot that 1 was in the know. And I'tir
t'llshah wenl for that particular bird like
an Irresponsible lunatic. At Inst the
Jew diamond merchant got It for
e J75, and Pndlsluvh said £180 just
after the hammer came down—-so Potter declared. At any rate the Jew mor-
oluint secured it, and there and then
be got a gnu and shot It Pottcrmude
a hades of a fuss because he said it
would Injure the sale of the other three,
and Padishah, of course, behaved like
nji idiot; but all of us were very mueh
excited, I can fell you 1 was precious
glad when that dissection was over,
and no diamond hud turned up—precious glad. I'd gone to one-forty on that
pnrticulnr bird myself.
"The. littlo Jew was like most Jews-
he didn't make any great fuss over bad
tuck;but Potter declined to go on with
tlie auction until it wns understood
that the goods eould not be delivered
until the sale was over. The little Jew
wanted to argue that tbe ease was exceptional, and as the discussion run
pretty even, the thing was postponed
until the next morning. We had a lively dinner-table that evening, I can tell
you, but In the end, Potter got bis way,
since it would stand to reasou he would
be safer if he stuck to all the birds, and
that we owed him some consideration
for his sportsman-like behavior. And
the old gentleman whose son wasa lawyer said he'd been thinking the thing
over and that it wns very doubtful if,
when a bird had been opened and the
diamond recovered, it ought not to be
handed back to the proper owner. I remember 1 suggested it eninc under the
laws of the treasure-trove—which was
really the truth of the matter. There
wns a hot argument, nnd we settled it
was certainly foolish to kill the bird on
bonrd the ship. Then tlie old gentleman, going at large through his legal
talk, tried to make out the sale was a
lottery and illegal, and appealed to Uie
captain; bin Potter said he sold the
birds as ostriches, He didn't want to
sell any diamonds, he said, ami didn't
oiler that as an Inducement. The three
birds be put up, to the best  of   his
knowledge and belief, did not contain
a diamond. It. wus in the one ho kept—
fio he hoped.
"Prices ruled high next day all the
same. The fuel that now there were
four chances instead of five of course
caused a rise. The blessed birds
averaged two hundred and twenty-
seven, and, oddly enough, this Padlsho
didn't secure one of 'em not one. Ro
mode tot* much shindy, and when he
ought, to have been hilling he was talking about liens, and, besides. Potter was
a bit dow a on him. One fell to a quiet
little officer chap, another to ihe little
Jew, and the third was syndicated by
the engineers, Aud then Poller seemed
BUtUlonly sorry for having sold them,
and said he'd thing aw uv a clear C 1,000,
ami that very likely he'd draw a blank,
and lhat lie always had been a fool; but
when 1 went ami luul a bit of a talk to
htm, with tho idea ol getting him to
hedge on his last chance, 1 found he'd
already  sold   the  bin) he'd reserved to
a political chap that was on board—a
chap who'd been studying Indian morals nnd roclnl questions lu his vacation,
That last wus Uie £300bird, Wcll.thcv
lanikd three of lhe blessed creature's
at llrindisi though the old gentleman
said it was a bleach of the customs
regulations and Potter ami PndUbah
landed loo. Tlie Hindoo seemed half
mad as he saw his blessed diamond going thin way ami that, so to speak. He
kept 011 raying he'd gel au injunction
lie had injunction on Hie brain and
giving his name mid address to tbe
chaps who'd lu.ught ihe birds, bo that
they'd know where to send the diamond,     Nunc   of   them   wanted   his
mime     and    tuldress    ami      none     nf
Hum would rive their own. It
was a line row, I can toll you on the
platform. They all went oil by different trains. 1 eame on to Suiil liampton,
and there 1 boh llio last of the birds,
us I came ashore; it was llio one the
engineers bought, and it was standing
Up near the bridge, in a kind of crate,
and looking as leggy and silly a setting
for a valuable diamond as ever you saw
—if it was u setting for a valuable diamond.
"How did it end? Ob! like that.
Woll- perhaps, Yes, there's ono more
thing that may throw light, on it. A
week or so afler landing I was down
Regent street doing a bit of shopping,
nud who should I see arm-in-arm and
having a purple time of It but Padishah
nnd Potter. If you come to think of it—
"Yci*.   I've thought lhat.   Only, you
Nee, there's no doubt, the diamond won
j real.    And  Padishah was an  eminent
Hindoo. I've seen his name in thepn-
I pers—often, Hut whether the bird
■ swallowed the diamond certainly Is on-
other matter, as you sny."—San I'ran-
! ciseo Argonaut,
Kiilnniirlne   Tele urn |»h futile*.  •
1 It takes 117 Hpceinlly-eoustrueted and
equipped stenmet-M to keep Uie submarine leli ginph cables, of t Ile world In
The sunshine falls on tha windowsltl,
And tho day looks In ut tha opi n door,
Tlio kettlo slngB, and the dear, old wife
duos back and forth o'oi-ilm kltchi n Hi or
With plato and platter.snd fork and spi on,
As overy day she li wont lo 1 la.
And bIio lays 1 hem with a quint grace,
ou the homely tablo set for lwo,
O, the 1,rent! Is like lhe sea's white spray.
And llio cloth Is clean as mountain snows;
Prom tl"- pantry shelf to the kitchen stove,
The dear, old wlfo on her orrands soes
Tin noun glories ovor tho porch,
All in a riotous tangle run.
Tlio cal lies curlod asleep 011 n chair,
The Old dog hllnlc- at tin  n ility sun.
Uul the iliiir, old wife hi sad to-day,
Ami tho morning hours have Beamed so
i>\.r hor thoughts are of the Ions »k".
WhOII the ohl houso rani; with mirth Hint
hmiik ;
When iho rod-ohookod boys and morry girts
Camo trooping in through tin- open door;
Bonm vvutiiler now 'n.-ulh an alien sky,
.vail Boino win como back uu moro—no
There are empty chairs against the wall,
And tha wide, old rooms aro strangely
Tin- day Is sad, though llio mim-hlne full:)
Like Bitted t;old on ihe wlndowslll.
And tlm dear, old wire tu hor quiet wny
lioca iho hoinoly tasks sho la wont iu do,
hut Iho tears fall fust as sho sadly 1 hiukx
t>t tlio lonesome tablo sol for two.
—Jeanotto La Plamboy, in Good Housekeeping,   	
The only indigenous, long-tailed cat
111 America, north of the thirtieth
parallel of latitude, is the cougar. The
wildcats, so-called, are lynxes with
short tails, and of these there are three
distinct species, ltut there is only one
true representative of the genus Folia J
and that is the animal first ubovo mentioned, lt has received many trivial
appellations, Among the early Amor-
loan trappers and hunters east of the
Mississippi river, it Is called the
panther, or, in their patois, "painter;"
iu the Kooky mountains und California,
the "California lion."
There ure few wild animals, says the
St. Louis Republic, ao regular in their
color as the cougar; very little variety
has been observed among many specimens, Tbe cougar of mature age is of
a tawny red color, almost uniform over
the whole body, although somewhat
paler about the face and the parts underneath. Though considered the representative of the lion in America, his
resemblance to the royal beast is but
slight. His color alone entitles him to
such an honor.
Ho ih a tree climber. lie can mount
a tree witb the agility of u eat, and, although so large an unbind, be climbs by
means of bis claws—not by hugging,
alter the manner of bears and oppos-
While climbing a tree bis claws can
be heard cracking along the bark as he
mounts upward. He sometimes lies
squat along a horizontal branch—a lower one—for the purpose of springing
upon a deer, or such other animal as he
wishes to feed upon. The ledge of a
id HI is also a favorite haunt, and such
are known among old hunters ns "panther ledges."
The Cascade range, nnd every tributary chain of mountains nn the vast Pa-
citic. slope, was the habitat of the
cougar, or mountain lion, as everybody
out there called the ferocious beast.
The cougar rarely ventured out of the
great forests, however, the deer and
mountain sheep furnishing them their
general food.
in 18B7 1 was stationed at Port Sin-
coe, in the valley of the same name, in
Washington territory, ns it was then
called. One afternoon in dune of the
year mentioned, 1 started for Port Dallas, 05 .Hill's from Fort Slncoe, on tho
Columbia river,
There were no wagon roads In those
early days. Everything had to lie carried on pack mules, because of the
rough, rocky ami precipitous character
of the country, The majority of tlie
mule trails were what are called "zigzags;" thai te, angling from right to
left ntp the sleep sities of the mountains, it being Impossible to make the
ascent, by going straight up their
scarped faces.
I mounted my beautiful coal-black
mare, Petal uma, one of those strong
Indian ponies ruinous for their cmlut
once aud ability to climb tho fearful,
narrow pathways, only by which communication between points was made
I left ihe post without carrying any
arms not even a revolver—a careless
habit of mine, for which 1 wns reprimanded more than once by my coin-
mnndlng officer; but ono becomes In-
dilTereiit to constant danger iu a wild
country, and 1 was never cured of the
fault,   1 reached the fool <-( the drat
"zlg-JHlg," at tlie west side of Ihe valley, whore il juls agalnsl lhe range of
mountains nbout sundou n, ami, boforo csMiving the ascent, dismounted
and cinched my saddle.
In a little more than three hours I
reached tha summit, mnking frequent
halts to wind my animal, for she had
labored heavily In struggling up the
When I started on ngnin, after resting L'tl or IK) minutes, tlio moon, which
was at its full, now appeared at the
verge of the horizon, way below me at
tin* lower end of the valley, and began
to light up the trail on the summit of
tbe range, so that in the clear, cloudless sky objects were as distinctly visible aa ut noonday, though the atmosphere and all nature seemed tinged
with a silver sheen.
The trail on the summit of the range
ran over a narrow tableland for several
miles, and then entered the deep pine
and cedar forest at the other extremity
of thp chain of great hills over which I
was going. A ride of 12 miles further
and I arrived at a lonely spot, entirely
denuded of timber excepting ., group of
blasted cedars ubout au acre iu extent.
I reached tho placo just ns my \vuic
indicated midnight,   Scaling myself on
one of the granite bowlders scattered
over tho ground, I lighted my pipe nnd
WOH about tn enjoy the delirious fivi-
graiirn of some tobacco whioh had been
given me the day bi tote by an officer
lately arrived frum the stab ■> v> In .1 my
mare, which I was holding by the rein,
gavo ti convulsive shudder uud nearly
broke away frum roe, I eould not fora
moment divine what had caused her
trepldatlou, for when with me, although
1 mo-st highly-met tied animal, s|„. was
usually as docile aaq kitten,
The moon was uenrly over my head,
and 1 gazed around in wonder for somo
minutes tu learn tbo causa of my pet
animal's st range action. Presently, on
looking at tin very center of the cluster
of blasted cedars,] saw two great green
tlliat was appulllng, Por a niomenl 1
was seemingly fascinated by the uncanny vision, but in another instant all
Bouse of possible sujierstltlon vanished,
as I saw the bushes move ami heard
dead twigs lying on tbe ground crack
as if under the foot of some heavy animal treading ou them. With bated
breath, 1 saw u monstrous cougar
stealthily crawl out of llie tangled mass
of brushwood In a crouching attitude.
its tail slowly oscillating, as docs that of
the domestic cat when watching u
The beast evidently then saw me for
the flrst time,aad,aa is natural with the
Species, instinctively drew book, as if to
Ily from the presence of man. It was
my handsome marc the cougar coveted,
but, seeing me, it deferred the fatal
spring it had contemplated at the moment its eyes Ilrst met mine.
I soothed Potnluma as best I eould,
but her trembling was not iu the least
abated, though she rubbed her nose
against my coat sleeve, as was her wont
when I caressed her. .She seemed a lit-
tlo more passive—that is, she did not
attempt those frantic jumps in her efforts to get nway Unit at Ilrst characterized her terrible fright when she
sinclled Uie cougar, or by sonic instinct
became aware of Ita proximity.
What I had to do, und do quickly, was
to get away from there ns soon as possible, for I did not kuow how- soon the
ferocious brute, nearly famished with
hunger, maybe, might make an effort to
fasten its horrid claws into the Hanks of
my marc, ignoring my presence entirely. Ho 1 hurriedly knocked lhe tobacco
from my pipe, and, stroking I'etalumn
on the shoulder, mounted lier as rapidly
as I ever had before in my lifo, ami was
no sooner seated firmly in my saddle
Limn, without a word or other impulse
from me, she made a bolt down t intra!! thiil nearly threw me over her
head, at the samo Instant seeming to
shrink convulsively In a frantic effort 10
look behind her.
I Bympathetllcally turned my bend
around and gazed at the bare hilltop
tnis side of the blasted cedars, and, to
my horror, saw those great green eyes
but a few rods behind me, following
my trail with n sorl of crouching,
crawling motion, all ready, evidently,
to spring tho moment it had covered
the. light distance.
When 1 noticed that the cougar was
crawling in its crouching attitude behind mo I had presenco of mind enough
to think that if 1 reined ray liorso and
made her walk, it would Impress lhe
cougar with the fact that I was there
as well iw the animal it wanted to devour for its late supper. 1 could thwart
llsdesignB,as I feltconfldenl that where
I had first seen the cougar, in a mirrow-
valley, surrounded by lofty mountains,
heavily timbered, tlie government had
erected a blockhouse and n corral, In
which were herded a number of horses
and mules, lobe used as relays between
the military posts,
1 hoped (bnt I should be able to make
that point iu about two hours from tbe
cluster of cedars, but now t hat the cougar had entered as a factor in my calculations, I did not know whether I
should reach the blockhouse at all, or
maybe only 011 foot, with my beautiful
mare's bones left on, the trail, picked
clean by the vicious beast that waa following me,
True to its instincts, it, was really
afraid of mo. 1 succeeded with great
difficulty, however, in coaxing my
mare into a slow walk, the effect of
which resulted as I surmised it would.
The cougar censed at once its fearful
bounds, ami settled down Into a shambling sort of gait, dropping further behind me nt the moment.
Desirous of knowing for a certainty
whether my tactics wen> tho sudden
cause of the creature's abrupt change of
movement, I allowed iVialuma to
break into n quick lope, and the instant
tho huge cat noticed tlie mare's renewed elTort to gel nway, it. commenced its former act ion. I then
Blackened my gait, nml to my intense
mi lis fact ion the cougar once more
Ingged behind, renew ing its slow movements, nnd scenicd to be now watching ihe rMer closer than It did thomnrc,
I did not again dure to lei Petalumn
go any faster than a walk, and during
tlie whole 13 miles to the blockhouse,
as king us I maintained that slow gait,
the cougar did not try lo spring toward
After continuing in that tiresome
manner for about four hours, I at last
entered the little valley, and just as I
rode out of lhe heavy timber into the
bright moonlight, tho terrible beast
gave one awful roar ami turned back
into- the forest, a sad and disappointed
1 changed animals at. the blockhouse
and rode on to the river without further adventure, happy in Inning saved
my beautiful IVialuma, and *.<>Nsih]y
myvelf, from tho jaws of the hungry
beast, which had been my unwelcome
companion far so many weary miles.
Another C!i 11 tuplen.
"Who is that, laid; parly with I he medals'.'" asked the drummer.
"Thnt us our town champion,*' the
rural grocer explained,   "lie has got
liis picture In Uu papers more times
fer.beiu' cured of more til Iterant ills-
than any man    In   the   United
li I Stntes."-Cincinnati  Rliqulror.
—Tlie completed mileage of railways
in India, according to recent returns, te
10,724, nml there are. 3,000 miles under
"1 have been going to sea these -j
jcars," said 1 be stewardess of nn American coastwise steamer, mn* afternoon,
as she sat- sewing in the cozy ladies'
cabin of the vessel to which she belonged, "and yet I waa never wrecked.
No ship I have been on ever lost wi
muchasasparwhllolwosnboard. \'ob,
my life tins been very commonplace.
There Una been no roiiinnee connected
wiih It Btop, 1 hough; I did play a very
small par', in a romance ouce. That
happened fully BO years ago. 1 sometimes wonder if it. wasn't all a dream,
ll seems si ranger to mc now than Ittlkl
even then.*' Tho stewardess paused,
with a far-away look In her eyes.
"When I was young I went on sailing
vessels instead of .steamers," she continued. "About liu years ago I visited
Mime friends in the country after a
voyage, ami 1 hen 1 eame to New York to
find a ship. 'I'he agent I went to told mo
thai 1 could go a.s stewardess on 0 ship
110und lo Australia. 'The skipper,'said
lie, 'is a good man, but he'sarcgulurold
maid.' 1 said I dldi 't mind old maids,
and so if was settled tbat 1 woa to go
with 1 he 'old maid captain.' Tho next
tiny I want aboard ami reported to my
new captain. He was called Harris, lb-
was short ami nil her slightly built, with
mild gray eyes, but wilh a full, In-avy
black beard, lie seemed ubout 35 vears
old. Ills hands wero small and delicate,
and his voice WOH high uml just il trifle
shrill, and he walked up and down the
deck with a mincing  sort of   gait.
Thinks 1, 'Capt. Harris, if you wasn't
a skipper you'd have made 0 llrst-rato
-ingle woman,' 1 regularly despised
bim until thoilrststoniicnmeon. Then
jie went 011 deck and handled I be. ship
In such a way that I saw hi1 waa the
best, navigator 1 had ever willed under.
After that I began to think better or the
old maid captain.  ! never saw a captain
mt considerate "f his men. If oue of
them wus the least, bit sick, the captain
would go into the forecastle and look
after hill) as tenderly asany nurse. And
when tbo weather was bad, bo would
uui let the males mako tins men do uny
work that wasn't really necessary. Tho
mates used io make fun-of thuouptuln
behind Ids back forbeiug so considerate
of his men, but somehow I thought id
wasa good I rait-in him.
"1 began to watch Hie uaptaiu closely,
and I soon made up my mind that there
was some mystery about thut man.
Once oil a pleasant evening 1 came on
deck and saw* the captain looking at t hired sunset with tears in his eyee, Another time, when I thought bo was on
dOflk,   1   went,  iuto  the after culiiu fur
something, and I found him thore.
What doyoii think liownedotiig? Why,
he was sewing, and crying iuto the
bargain. 'They are right in calling you
the old maid captain,' thinks I.
'The male, .Mr. Wood, wasa tall, fine-
looking down-caster. Tbe captain
seemed to Ida- him, but 1 thoughl. how
much henutstenvyhis she aud strength,
The captain, though, was much the
smarter man of the two. The mate,
somehow, seemed to lake a fancy to me.
1 was young in thosedays. He wns always running into the cabin on some
pretext to see me. ltut 1 never encouraged him. You see, I was engaged
Hi be the mate of another mate; and
that mate, poor fellow, was lost at sea
a few years aftemvnnl. Although the
captain didn't seem to care mueh about
me, he didn't fancy the mate's taking a
liking to me.   Thnt used to puzzle inc.
"One morning when we were in tho
South Pacific, scone one cried out thnt
there was a small ImjiU with several
people in it insight on the lee bow. Wc
bore away for the boat, ond pretty soon
it was alongside the ship. Five men aiui
a little boy climbed up from the boat to
our deck, and we gave them a warm welcome. The boy couldn't have been over
eight years old, lie was a bright-looking little fellow, with long curly hair.
Capt. Harris took to bim at once. He
carried the child into the after cabin
and put him in bis own berth, and took
him something to eat, while the rescued
men were telling us how tbey eame to be
in the the open boot. They belonged to
n bark which was bound to New York,
but had sprung a leak and bad foundered the day before. The crew left the
vessel in two boats just before she went
down, but when she did go under she
swamped ono of the boats, and the captain and seven men were thrown Into
the water and drowned, Tho other boat,
with the mate in charge, managed to
keep afloat until we came np with It.
'•The mate of the wrecked vi-kscI, Mr.
Bradley, was a gray-haired, rough-looking man, but he seemed to have a kind
heart. Early in the evening, when he
wns silting in the forward cabin with
the second male and myself, lie told us
that the little boy, who was si ill in tho
after cabin with ('apt. Harris, had been
shipwireekeil twice More. The little
fellow waslhe son of a sea captain, ami
hail been going to sea with his father
ami mother ever since he was l>oni.
About, four years before, when the ship
on which t li i.s seagoing family were,
was Hearing tlie English channel, a
heavy fog set. in. The second mate was
in charge of the deck,-and the captain,
with his wife and lioy and the mate,
were al dinner. Tlie captain's wife haj*-
pened to think of something in the gal-
ley that she wanted, and she went forward for il. Just, then a big steamer
loomed up suddenly in the fog, and,
without any warning, struck lhe ship
aft ami smashed in the cabin. The poor
'iiplaiu was orushed to death, but the
mate and the little boy wen- only imprisoned by the broken timbers. The
mate, erled out a number of limes, bnt
ilonnl whistles from the steamer for
about half an hour.   Finally he made a
•t niggle and succeeded in tearing away
■nough broken limber to bin-rate him-
.elf. lie took the little hov with him,
mil going on the deck found thai the
.vrcolt was sinking. Tho vessel hnd
been desortcd by the others, who had
probably climbed on board tltoateamer,
TJ10 wreck u'11,'1 now marly even wilh
the water, and the mute made a little
tuft and launched it, He took the boy
and sprang on to the rati, where hu
lashed himself and the little fellow.
Soon afterward the wreck sank. Next
morn ing it was clear, ami the mate and
(lie boy were picked up In a small iron
bark bound to Japau. The bank, however, gut out of her course, ami was
driven ashore on a small island, not far
from the Philippines, The island was
Inhabited by friendly natives, who look
care of the stranded crew, bnt nearly
UirCo vears passed before anv \, s.-el
touched at ihe Island. Tiny were finally taken, olT by fi man-of-war, which
landed them at Bombay. There the
mate was taken sick and seal to the hospital, and while iu hospital lie wns visited by Mr. lirndlcy. Mr. Ilradley, who
had once been befriended by the boy's
father, said that tin- bark he was on
was aboill to sail for New Vork. and he
undertook to deliver the little fellow
to his friends, llut now Uie poor boy
was again on bis way to the oilier side
ol the world.
"While Mr. Bradley was finishing his
account, of how he came bv the boy,
Capt. Harris came in from the nfter
cabin and said that the Httlo fellow
was sleeping nicely. Mr. Bradley l>e-
gan to tell the eaptain about how the
boy was wrecked llie Ilrst time. Then
the captain rose up, paleand trembling,
ami asked the name of the ship. When
Mr. Bradley gave tbo name of the ship
that was run down, and said thai the
boy's father was Capt, Wilson, the skipper staggered back, and then rushed
iiilotheaflercaliiiiasif he had gone mad.
Wccouliln't make out what wns the matter wilh him. An hour later I wont Into
the after cabin for something, and I
saw the captain leaning over the boy
who  wilh   fust  asleep.      The    e.iplaill
looked up, and I noticed thai his eyes
wereired, us if he luul been ervhtg hard.
Thinks 1: 'Well, well, you are an old
maid of a captain, Indeed.'
"The next morning we were becalmed.
Near by us lay a big clipper ship, which,
toward noon, sent a boat to us. The
oilier in charge of the clipper's boat
said that they were bound for .New
York, but were short-handed, and he
told Mr. Ilradley that he and the other
men from the lost barque were welcome to come mi board and work their
passage to the United States. Mr.
Bradley jumped at the chance, and when
tiis men were all ready to leave our
ship, he looked around for the boy.
We found the little fellow in it,,- cabin,
where lie was being petted by Capt.
Harris. The captain made a jjreat outcry when Mr. Bradley said that the
boy would have to go with him. Our
skipper begged hard for tbe youngster,
lint .Mr. Ilradley said that'he would
have to take him to his friends. Mr.
Bradley was about to lead the youngster
out of the cabin, when Capt. Harris
fell on his knees and put his arms
around the boy. Then he looked Up
to Mr. Bradley and said:
'"You must not take him. I am hi->
"'His father!' replied Mr. Bradley,
'What do you mean? Why, 1 knew Capt.
Wilson myself. He was at least ten
years older than you, and was a large
man into Hie burgain. Come, let me
have the boy!'
"'Xo, no,' cried Capt. Harris, pressing tlio littlo fellow still closer to hirn.
'1 may not be his father, but I am his—'
"'Don't   say   you're   liis     mother,'
sneered Mr. Ilradley.
" 'Yes, 1 am his mother!' was the re-
"And with that Capt. Harris pulled
off the heavy black beard I mentioned.
There was 110 doubt about it. The cafi-
lain had a woman's face, and not a bod-
looking une, either. Mr. Bradley started back in astonishment, and cried:
"'You don't mean to say you are
Capt, Wilson's widow?'
" 'That's exactly what T am.' said our
skip-XT, rising to her feet and putting
her beard back into place. 'After tuy
husband's ship bud been stnn-k by the
Menmer, I was lifted on board of tbo
other vessel by two of the men. My
husband and child were given up for
lost, although  1 begged the people to
return and search the wreck for them.
They would have done it. bul Hie steamer could not find the wreck in the fog,
and it was supposed that she had foundered Immediately after we left her.
1 went home to my friends. My hus-
band had left very little money, ami I
found t hut I sIkhiIi! have to work fora
living, I didn't care to hire out as a
housekeeper. I bad learned navigation
thoroughly from my husband, and was
well fitted to take charge of a ship. I
went to a ship owner who was an old.
ftlend of my husband's, and told him
just how things stood. He thoughl
Unit under the circumstances I couldn't
do botorthau dress up as a man ami go
10 sea as a captain.   Be found tncaahlp,
and I've been a skipper ever since, And
now no one is going to lake my boy
away from me.*
" 'That they ain't,' said good-hearted
Mr. Ilradley, who then kissed the l*iy
ami shook bauds wilh us all. In five
minutes he ami bis men were on their
way to the big clipper, and our skipper,
with her arm around the Ikjv, was leaning against the taffiail waving her hand
to them.
"N'ow I understand the captain's liking for Mr. Wood, our mate. She was
in love with him, and of course she was
a little jealous of me. The whole mystery al>out Capt, Harris wus accounted
"One evening some weeks afterward,
when wo were in tin* Indian ocean, 1
glanced through the after cabin door,
ami what do you think 1 saw ? There sat
our mate, Mr. Wood, bv the side of our
j-l.ipper. She had her beard off, ami 1
noticed then that she had let her hair
grow, lu Mr. Wood's lap mi the little
lH»y. She was looking tenderly at. Mr.
Wood, and Iw was talking to the |»j as
if lu- had made up bis mind to bo very
good Ui him for his mother's sake.
Then 1 knew (hat It was all settled,"—
X. Y. Times.
—Thrrc nre .some men who experience
no greaier enjoyment than sharpening
a dull knife,—Atchison Olobe.
Deeds ol Valor Performed by a French
The story of Virginia Qhesqulere, the
French heroine, who was decorated
w'uh the Order of the Legion of Honor
for distinguished bravery during one
of the. eampuigus of tbe French army
in Spain, is graphically told by Kmile
Cere in his history nf "Madame Sana-
tieiicci Le-, Femmes Soldats."
In the conscription of ISM a young
man by the name of Chesquiere wnseii-
lUted among the forced rceruiUof the
department of tin- Haut-Ithtn, The
beardless conscript was frail and delicate, utterly unable to bear the fatigues
and hardships of war. Realising tho
physical incapacity of her twin brother,
whom she very closely resembled, the
brave ami unselfish sister, Virginia, decided to take his place In*the ranks.
With the courage of a high ami noble
motive, Virginia Qhesqulere begged her
parents to allow her to do for France
what her brother's ill health rendered
it Impossible for him to do, nud so earnestly did the young patriot plead that
she won their consent.
Donning her brother's apparel, the
Intrepid girl presented herself at tbe
department on the following day, and
wns assigned to the Twenty-seventh
regiment by the unsuspecting otVicer
whose duty it was to enroll the re-
For six years the brave young woman
preserved her disguise, and during this
period was several times rewarded for
gallant conduct. At Wagram tho
"pretty sergeant," us the modest, effeminate-looking young soldier was
generally called, had ihe honor of saving the life of the colonel of the regiment, who had fallen into the Danube,
and would have perished but for her
On the V.I of Mny. l>uS, nfter the battle of Lisbon, the "pretty sergeant"
performed n deed of valor that won for
her the decoration of the Legion ol
The girl soldier, who was now scr-
geant >'f a company of riflemen, perceived at a short distance from lhe field
of battle the figure of the coIoik-I of the
regiment lyius under the body of his
dead horse. Turning to two comrades,
she said: "The body of n colonel is 11
llag that belongs to the regiment, and
the Twenty-sevemh will retake it."
As she spoke she aJvanecd toward
the prostrate officer, followed by two
soldiers. Her comrades, both weak
from loss of blood, wore unable 10 reach
the goal, so that the burden of the affair
fell upon her slender shoulder!.
On reaching lhe spot she found it
impossible to lift the hear*} body of the
fallen officer, tug and strucirie as she
might! She was now, moreover, beset
by two straggling English soldiers.
Seized by a son of frenzy at this cowardly ii.terrupiior. of a merciful deed,
the little sergeant fired at one of heras-
sailants, wounding him in the shoulder,
and then disabled the other by vigorous blows from her gunEtoek.
Doth Dritons surrendered, and assisted her In placing the officer, who
still breathed, upon a horse which had
strayed near. Compelling the English-
merit :-.;; v. rhemselves to be attache'!
to the bone's tail, the "pretty eergeant"
made a triumphal entry into camp,
and was soon afler made a chevalier
of the legion. "
One of the most singular circumstances of this curious history is that
after the wars were over the woman
who had won renown on the battle field
and public recognition from the empire chose to return to her native province, and resumed there the old. simple,
tranquil domestic lift- of her childhood.
Virginia Ghesquterc died iii l-.H. but
her memory will always live among the
Inhabitants of Delemont, who from one
generation to another will tell their
children's children the story of the girl-
soldier who served France so heroically
for her brother's sake.—Youth's Companion.
Calflrate Cheer.
It was a favorite saying of Bancroft,
the historian, who was a vigorous old
man at 00, that the secret of long life
is in never lofting one's temper. The
remark waa simply a concrete way of
expressing the hygienic value ol amiability—a principle which, until lately,
has scarcely been considered in tbe
training of children, Hitherto we have
regarded fret fulness, melancholy ami
bad temper at* the natural concomitant -:
of illne=s. Hut m.'-'b-rn science shows
that these mental moods have actual
power to produce disease. No doubt in
most cases imperfect bodily condition.-,
arc the cause of irritable and depress*-.I
feelings, yet sometimes tbe reverse is
true, and n better knowledge of physiological laws wou.d show them to ba
effect rather than cause. 'Hie fact thai
discontented and gloomy people are
never in good health is an argument
in favor of the theory that continual
Indulgence In unhappy thoughts act*
ns a poison and creates some form of
disease.—Detroit Free Press.
DeHi-lciw   Peach   r-iiltllnfr.
Fill a pudding dfch with whole peeled
peaches and pour over tlu-m two cups
of water. Cover clos; ly and bake until
peaches are tender, then drain olT the
juice from the peaches and let ii stand
to cool. Add to the juice one plntswee!
milk, four well-beaten eggs, a small
cup of flour, with one tcaspoonful of
baking powder mixed in it, one cup
sugar, one tnbleapoonful of melted butter and a little-salt. Heat well three or
four minutes and pour over peaches In
the dish. Hake until a rich brown and
serve with cream.—N. V. Ledger. ,
Willi   I'l'tM-rlnK.
The subject of papering rooms without removing the ohl wall covering lias
recently been much discussed abroad.
This practice, so temptingly convenient,
has been carried on, it would t.eem, in
many directions where one would least
pxpeel such untidiness.    It  certainly
might by tins lime to be linlerlsoiMl
Hint from the paste and slzf Used in
these various application.!* of paper microbes nre fostered,- N. V. Post* ■ (•>■■ •  •   •   •   •	
g*    mm4   N"9l<
NBROOK      -fc~#
LJTIMG, (•?'
As a Site for Smelters it has exceptional advantages, being the
Point on the
and the most central point on it
to the west-northwest, the North
the north-east, the Wild Horse gi
south-east, and the Bull River group
Main Line of the Crows Nest Pass Ry.
r the principal mines of the district, viz:   The St. Eugene group
Star and Sullivan groups to the north-west, the Wasa group to
oup to the east and north-east, the Dibble group to the east and
to the south-south-east.
<    L. A. HAMILTON,
P. R. Land Commissioner, Winnipeg, Man.
V.   HYDE   BAKER,   Local   Agent,   Cranbrook,  B.
;. Land Investment Agency,
Victoria and Vancouver
•     . ...-.    to   r.)^_ff_®-(^^_(sM5M^e^H?KrMB-«M!i-®--®
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TUESDAY, :     : APRIL 10, 1898.
The policy pursued by the Opposition
during this teim of the provincial legislature haa I.ecu unfortunate for Una
party, Prom lhe opening of the session
to the present time it hnsbcen both weak
ami puciile. Resorting to every method
known to politicians, tbe course pursued
has only emphasized the incompetency
of the Opp isillou, and the flimsy nature
of tho proiests they have made against
the businesslike policy presented by the
Government. At times the work of the
leaders ol" llie Opposition has bai derail
onto child's play, and failed in every
way to come up to the standard expected
of Btatcsmeu. This ha-i been due io two
causes—small*bore politicians ond the
great anxiety to iiml flaws in the acts of
tbe Government. Many throughout the
province who have been identified with
the Opposition, have been fice wall their
expressions of dlsoppToval of the foo';-
Ish stands taken by their representative*!
ut Victoria.
The present session of the legislative
assembly has done much to strengthen
the Government with tho people, notwithstanding the barkings of a press that
seems wllllug t-> make any statement Ij
bolster up a falling cause, it has demonstrated that llm Turner government
haa pursued a policy (hat has brought
the very best results for the people. It
bis made a record iu (he way of developing the resources of the piovii.ee that
stauds ns u monument tu its begadty and
buslucssllke statesmanship, It has aided and abetted the opening of new ten!-
tory in a maimer that has promoted the
growth of prosperous communities throughout the entire province. It h.is fol
lowed a plan of promoting industry b>
carryiug forward public improvements
during a period when private enterprises
were languishing, tbua giving io lhe
laboring classes the light kind of aid at
u lime when U wi - m Bt in edeil. It has
done more to make Uiitlsli Columbia
known throughout the world asapros-
perou", progressive province than all
oilier clean uts <■■ mbiiicd. The Turner
government cam ito the peoplo ou its
record for lhe ic inm lb iltheptopli have
prospered uudei that eovcninieut.
It will not do for tho laull-flnding Opposition to promote a cauipi Igu of bloit,
der and vilification, The people ure too
wise to accept epithets aud billingsgate
as evidence of ability to bring about n
change that will pfc>ve more beneficial
to the province. The cry of "we need a
change'1 will uot hnod-vink tbe massce,
They are uot ready lu exchange prosperity for the piomi»t!s of a • arty thut bus
been unable to show any logical reason
fur u change, except their inordinate desire for office. Tiie people uie pretty
well saiisficd now, The Turner government has been put to tbe test, and has
nor mid r circums'.ancea that were try-
ment   will  be   u- unie.1 by the people
I../, n
Craiibiook ci | .y*- lhe di&linclion of
being the only t< v u . n th ■ Crows Nest
Van road lhat is as tired of better limes
after the road passes tbrougli the town.
yibei town  in.;;, ioatc a good trade and
prosperous business so long as the roud
is building near them, but none have any
assurance of permanency after the roud
is completed,, except Craubrook. Go to
the people in any other lown and they
will all agree tbat up to the time the roud
reaches them they expect u good trade-
after that, well they are not prepared to
say, hut hope for ihe best.
With Cranbrook il is different, being
the divisional point on the read, ami designated by lhe C, P, R. astheiniporlant
railroad town of the district, i's prosperity will Increase after the road is completed, rather than diminish, People
are not building here with tlie expecta-
li .ii of catcbi g a "sticker" about the
lime the road reaches here. Tbey know
lhat their business will be far better
when the road is completed ibau nt any
previous time, for hundre Is of railroad
men will have their homes here. They
know thnt the building of biancb lines
from this point will enhance the importance of the lown and increa c the population. They are assured of n permanency iu business, and iu consequence
arc not indulging iu any fly-by night
These are a few of llie reasons why
Cranbrook is popular with lhe itmsU-r,
and why building will go ahead in this
town when it bus censed in others along
the line of the new road. And this is
also why Cranbrook Stands80 well today
in the estimation of tbe people. II is
the verdict of the public that Craubrook
is all right.
Our friendsotl the Opposition side love
to boast of their deep interest in lhe
"workinginau" and to endeavor in every
possible underhand way to create the impression that the Government favors the
capitalist at the expense of ibe toiler,
lays a recent issue cf the Vancouver
Dally World. People with any knowledge of Provincial affairs know this lo
be absolutely untrue, but a u incident thai
occurred in the legislature on the 30II1
ultimo acceiiluales the fact iu quite a re-
tu irkable manner, Mr. Kidd, the member for Richmond, had made complaint
thai the snlariesin lhe Government printing office were increased unduly. Hon,
Col, Daker, who has charge of that de-
parimeu', explained ib.it n deputation
from lhe Typographical Union hud waited on him and requested that the Government printers be given lhe some wages
113 those employed outside and he con-
seutcd. In doing so be won the gratitude of all those who are toiling along
for a living iu tbe art preservative of ull
aits, At the best it is bard work and
deserves good pay. llut if Mr, Thomas
Kidd and his Opposition friends got Into
power tbey would split wages into kin-
d.iug wood and like Vanderbilt tell tbe
husband ami the father to go to that nn*
dergrouud country which is generally
Biipposed lo be unhealthy,
In referring to the captious Spirit exhibited by the Opposition and their apparent desire to create sectional animosities, a recent issue of The Nation aptly
observes: "To a di: interested observer
the ea e seems to be, if we may consider
the affairs of tbe Province as the affairs
of a company, lhat ibe managers of the
IiiBliliiliou are on ibe crest of lhe wave
of prosperity, and what tbey put forward
is quite sure of being earned out, while
certain other parlies wbo, having no distinctly bud out plan, never fall to oppose,
not because the measures conflict with
Iheir own deMgns, but u'liiply, us ihey
n<*Berl. it will be ruination to adopt iheui,
but in plainer Inngunge, l you have held
tin- reins long enough, nud we arc bun-
grj; therefore, come down, and make
room for better men."
Warduer boasts of bell
point, since it is located
and river.    People who
rlence with rivers will be
dale the  joke in  such
navigation open between
mouths iu the year,'tin
tween the C.  I\ R. ni
is like  East Kootenay
California iu raising oral
g a competitive
ou tbe tailroad
lave bad expe-
able to appro-
. claim.    With
three anil four
competition be-
Ibe boat line
-ompeling with
Oa the diy that boll
Cranbrook have a rail
population will exceed
less than three to one.
Wardner and
, Cranbrook's
Wardner's uot
It is evident that Cn
ing ill favor throughout
the best known town iu
today, although by far tl
the chief railroad town
Nest Pass road, it is lool
best place for investuiei t
estate or business,
iibrook is grow-
he Kast. It is
East Kootenay
e youngest. As
011 the Ctows
d upon as the
either iu real
Ctaubrook can bro k
It is based upon a solid
of an assured purchasing
will rapidly increase as tl:
nearer to the town
any opposition
population that
e railroad draws
There appears lo be a
proaching, that will iin
the powers of the world;
lions are that lhe twi
speaking nations may bt
side against cncroachim
rights by tbe remainder
world.   Is the milicui-iu
general war ap-
olve nearly all
further indica-
greal English
ranged side by
nt upon their
of the civilized
11 near at baud?
TIIK   l'OI'l'L
The large anil commodious Steam
J. I). FAR
One hundred pass
hundred aud fifty
Will opon llio navigatln
Kootenay Itlvc
-tigers and one
ous freight each
Kor ill point. In Kits
t Kootanay
About : April 20th.
I'orl Steele or War
ANTII.l-   CO.,
Incr, It. C.
No successful nation ha-* ever spared
expense, withiu the bounds of reason, to
educate and make good men and women
of the rising generation ; yet the Oppd-
sitiou complains of such expense in britisb Columbia. Colonel baker, in answer, vigorously defended the praiseworthy policy of the government in endeavoring to make intelligence—uot ignorance—ihe t ulc among the cltiasns of
British Columbia, and wilh fads aud fig-
ures demonstrated that ihe coat of education in ibis country is less, on an average, by more tbau*$5 per annum per cap-
ita.than in tbe .States. Ignorance and
vice and crime go baud in baud the world
The Moyie C
Tbe Eort Stech
over the Candida
Cranbrook for re-
he now holds as :
incial Legislature
fact that that pap!
ed thai it was u c
colonel bad the ■
election. Fort S1
tilt; only tiling wl
against Colonel
than probable ll;
much over that
public opinion is
a man of Colonel
will be returned.
y Lender veiy aptly re-
• rio'prclor is in agony |
.->■ of Colonel Baker of I
election to lhe position
,1 member of the 1'rov-
.-, i-olwilhstnaditig lhe
ir has always contend-
cless lo talk that the
ghost of a show of ie-
eele town jealousy is
cli the Pros] ector has
baker, and It Is more
nt be is not wotrylng
opposition. Fossilized
not much objection to
s standing.    He
CRANBROOK,    -   -   -
Tbe best possible attention given to care ol animals while in my charge.
Wsflftn V \ PH * have on hand a supply of seasoned wood
Vl UUI/ 1 JXjXV cut to stove lengths, which will be delivered
on order at reasonable price.
CRAJST.BR00K, I!. ('.
... Contractors and Builders ,
Plans Drawn and Specifications
Furnished for any Kind of Building.
Wo guetraulee expedition aad first-class woik on all joba undertaken,.
General Blacksmith
Plans and Specifications Furnished on Short. Notice."]
If you contemplate building call 011 me, I may be able to give you
au idea nr two tbat will save you money, Prompt wmk mnl satisfaction
p. II. Wales nml II, W, I'arsons hereby t
rotleo that sixty days nfter ilmo we liiienii
tu apply lu Uie i lib I Cariuiils-flQiirr ot U\
ami Work ■ for permission in piircbns 1 ■'•:<> ik
>r land stllintoil in Mast Kootenay district 1
ileieriboil as fallows: CmnuiBiio light a post
uiiio south-west corner of l,o :oti. 1.Univ.- t in chains, Hi 11 a 1101th so chains, Hid
ca*it u chains, ihi-nc ■ south 8 ■ ctlillns 10 plae
10:11111 mcciHcut.
ISiu.viw) ' (1. II. WALKS.
Dated March M, I8?fl.
instruction cmnpi from Cranbrook to Wardner aud Mission hospital.
Will bo at CraiiUrook every Monday uttcrnoon
0 nsiilteil at the Umtibrook hotel.
j costs 1 tilt tbe sninll sum of -fi.-xi—
Canadian or American money—
■ fur 5a weeks,   Sub>cribe f.<r it.
I The Granbraok Lumbor Co.|
1     Saw and.. I
I     Planing Mills..      |
a)  a>~ $
I All kinds of Rough and Dressed Lumber,
I     Dimension Timber, Shingles
I     and Mouldings...
aj{     .  .
S     Dimension Timber, 2x4 to 13x12 up lo 211 feet long $16 00 per M   9
" "       over 2u feet long up to 30 ft. add 50c. per
<>' JI for each additional 2 feet.
Jj " "      over 30 ft. long—prices on application,
*}-.     Rough Lumber, 12,  14, 16 ft. lengths   16 00 per M
C;     Surfaced     '.'        12. 14, 16 ft.        "         20 00 per M
J    6 inch T. and G, Flooring—No, 1  26 00 per M
4b    6 inch      " '• "    2  22 uo per M
J'    4 inch       " " "    1  28 00 per M
Ji    4 inch       " " "   2  24 00 per M
4}     6 inch Rustic    "    1   26 00 per M
}*)    6 inch     "       "   2  22 00 per M
4 inch V joint or beaded ceiling—No. 1   2S 00 per M
4 inch V     "      "       " " "     2  24 o» per M
Ship L ip—all widths  ■» «) per M   9
Mouldings and finishing lumber, casings, &c, prices on application, #
ARCH'd LEITCH. Manager,       >
Cranbrook Hotel


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